The first table below looks at the demand for C# skills in IT contracts advertised for the Southampton region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited C# over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Programming Languages category for the Southampton region.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
C#
Rank 22 23 26
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +3
Contract jobs citing C# 20 10 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 5.24% 3.73% 2.65%
As % of the Programming Languages category 14.29% 11.24% 11.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 8 4
Average daily rate £300 £346 £281
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.35% +23.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £191 £264 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £392 £408 £314
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £170.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £30.50
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +31.14%
Programming Languages Category
Southampton
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
140 89 52
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 36.65% 33.21% 23.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 103 53 32
Average daily rate £315 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £193 £266
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £428 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £333 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.30% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 15 6
Average hourly rate £45.00 £40.00 £37.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% +8.10%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +2.94%
C#
Hampshire

C#
Jobs Demand Trend in Southampton

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing C# across the Southampton region as a proportion of the total demand within the Programming Languages category.

C# Jobs Demand Trend in Southampton

C#
Daily Rate Trend in Southampton

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing C# across the Southampton region.

C# Daily Rate Trend in Southampton

C#
Daily Rate Histogram in Southampton

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing C# across the Southampton region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

C# Daily Rate Histogram in Southampton

C#
Hourly Rate Trend in Southampton

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing C# across the Southampton region.

C# Hourly Rate Trend in Southampton

C#
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Southampton

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Southampton region citing C# also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited C#.

1 31 (86.11%) .NET
2 25 (69.44%) SQL Server
3 19 (52.78%) SQL
4 17 (47.22%) ASP.NET
5 15 (41.67%) Microsoft
6 11 (30.56%) HTML
6 11 (30.56%) Scrum
7 9 (25.00%) Windows
8 8 (22.22%) SharePoint
9 7 (19.44%) CSS
10 6 (16.67%) Visual Studio
10 6 (16.67%) XML
10 6 (16.67%) C++
10 6 (16.67%) JavaScript
10 6 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
10 6 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
10 6 (16.67%) Degree
10 6 (16.67%) jQuery
11 5 (13.89%) Test Scripting
11 5 (13.89%) QA
11 5 (13.89%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 5 (13.89%) Multithreading
11 5 (13.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 5 (13.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 5 (13.89%) Replication
11 5 (13.89%) MVC
11 5 (13.89%) Finance
11 5 (13.89%) ETL
11 5 (13.89%) ISO 9001
11 5 (13.89%) Data Warehouse

C#
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Southampton region citing C# also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited C#. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 8 (22.22%) SharePoint
2 3 (8.33%) IIS
3 1 (2.78%) MS Project Server
3 1 (2.78%) Umbraco
3 1 (2.78%) CMS
3 1 (2.78%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (2.78%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 3 (8.33%) MS Excel
2 2 (5.56%) MS Office
3 1 (2.78%) InfoPath
3 1 (2.78%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (2.78%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 5 (13.89%) Internet
2 4 (11.11%) CTI
2 4 (11.11%) TCP/IP
2 4 (11.11%) Network Security
3 1 (2.78%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (69.44%) SQL Server
2 5 (13.89%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 5 (13.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 5 (13.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 5 (13.89%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (5.56%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (2.78%) MySQL
4 1 (2.78%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 6 (16.67%) Visual Studio
2 4 (11.11%) Selenium
3 3 (8.33%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (8.33%) Moq
4 1 (2.78%) LoadRunner
General
1 5 (13.89%) Finance
2 4 (11.11%) Telecoms
3 2 (5.56%) Back Office
4 1 (2.78%) Banking
4 1 (2.78%) Marketing
4 1 (2.78%) Military
4 1 (2.78%) Electronics
4 1 (2.78%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 22 (61.11%) Developer
2 9 (25.00%) .NET Developer
2 9 (25.00%) C# Developer
3 6 (16.67%) Test Engineer
4 5 (13.89%) SQL DBA
4 5 (13.89%) Administrator
4 5 (13.89%) DBA
5 4 (11.11%) C# .NET Developer
5 4 (11.11%) Software Developer
6 2 (5.56%) Automated Test Engineer
6 2 (5.56%) Analyst
6 2 (5.56%) ASP Developer
6 2 (5.56%) ASP.NET Developer
7 1 (2.78%) C# Software Developer
7 1 (2.78%) SharePoint Specialist
7 1 (2.78%) Android Developer
7 1 (2.78%) Senior Architect
7 1 (2.78%) SQL Developer
7 1 (2.78%) QA Tester
7 1 (2.78%) SharePoint Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (86.11%) .NET
2 17 (47.22%) ASP.NET
3 11 (30.56%) HTML
4 7 (19.44%) CSS
5 6 (16.67%) XML
5 6 (16.67%) jQuery
6 5 (13.89%) SOAP
7 4 (11.11%) COM
7 4 (11.11%) LINQ
8 3 (8.33%) Ajax
8 3 (8.33%) .NET Framework
8 3 (8.33%) WinForms
8 3 (8.33%) Web Services
9 2 (5.56%) ASP.NET MVC 4
9 2 (5.56%) ASP.NET Web Forms
9 2 (5.56%) Classic ASP
9 2 (5.56%) ASP.NET MVC
9 2 (5.56%) WCF
10 1 (2.78%) HTML5
10 1 (2.78%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (13.89%) Replication
2 2 (5.56%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (2.78%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.78%) Taxonomies
3 1 (2.78%) DTV
3 1 (2.78%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 9 (25.00%) Windows
2 4 (11.11%) Linux
3 2 (5.56%) Android
4 1 (2.78%) Windows 7
4 1 (2.78%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (30.56%) Scrum
2 6 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
2 6 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (13.89%) Test Scripting
3 5 (13.89%) Multithreading
3 5 (13.89%) MVC
3 5 (13.89%) ETL
3 5 (13.89%) ITIL
3 5 (13.89%) PRINCE2
3 5 (13.89%) Web Application Development
4 4 (11.11%) OO
4 4 (11.11%) Software Engineering
4 4 (11.11%) Performance Testing
5 3 (8.33%) Unit Testing
5 3 (8.33%) Manual Testing
6 2 (5.56%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (5.56%) Functional Testing
6 2 (5.56%) Automation Testing
6 2 (5.56%) OOD
6 2 (5.56%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 19 (52.78%) SQL
2 6 (16.67%) C++
2 6 (16.67%) JavaScript
3 5 (13.89%) PHP
3 5 (13.89%) C
3 5 (13.89%) Java
3 5 (13.89%) VB
4 3 (8.33%) VB.NET
5 2 (5.56%) T-SQL
6 1 (2.78%) PowerShell
6 1 (2.78%) ECMAScript
Qualifications
1 6 (16.67%) Degree
2 5 (13.89%) ITIL Certification
3 4 (11.11%) ISEB
4 3 (8.33%) SC Cleared
4 3 (8.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (13.89%) QA
1 5 (13.89%) ISO 9001
Vendors
1 15 (41.67%) Microsoft
2 2 (5.56%) Oracle
3 1 (2.78%) Sitecore
3 1 (2.78%) Borland
3 1 (2.78%) Adobe
3 1 (2.78%) SAP
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