The table below looks at the statistics for C# skills in IT contracts advertised for the Staffordshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited C# over the 3 months to 29 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
C#
Rank 7 3 7
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +4
Contract jobs citing C# 18 63 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 12.16% 28.90% 16.54%
As % of the Programming Languages category 36.00% 55.75% 45.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 48 15
Average daily rate £325 £369 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.86% +13.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £293 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £450 £336
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £343 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.18% +5.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £37.56 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-0.15% +7.31%
C#
West Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in contract jobs advertised in the Staffordshire region.

Programming Languages Category
Staffordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
50 113 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 33.78% 51.83% 36.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 72 33
Average daily rate £325 £350 £323
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +8.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £275 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £370
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 0
Average hourly rate - £16.75 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.00 £36.00 £36.50
% change year-on-year
+5.55% -1.36%

C#
Jobs Demand Trend in Staffordshire

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

C# Jobs Demand Trend in Staffordshire

C#
Daily Rate Trend in Staffordshire

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

C# Daily Rate Trend in Staffordshire

C#
Daily Rate Histogram in Staffordshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing C# across the Staffordshire region over the 3 months to 29 April 2016.

C# Daily Rate Histogram in Staffordshire

C#
Hourly Rate Trend in Staffordshire

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

C# Hourly Rate Trend in Staffordshire

C#
Contract Job Locations in Staffordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing C# within the Staffordshire region over the 3 months to 29 April 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Tamworth - 4 £313 - 8
Lichfield +2 3 - - 4
Stoke-on-Trent -8 2 £325 - 12
Burton-upon-Trent -1 1 £225 -25.00% 1
Stafford -3 1 £450 +16.12% 1
C#
West Midlands

C#
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Staffordshire 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 44 (84.62%) .NET
2 24 (46.15%) SQL
3 20 (38.46%) SQL Server
4 19 (36.54%) VB.NET
4 19 (36.54%) Finance
5 16 (30.77%) WinForms
6 13 (25.00%) HTML
6 13 (25.00%) CSS
6 13 (25.00%) N-Tier
6 13 (25.00%) HTML5
6 13 (25.00%) TypeScript
7 12 (23.08%) Microsoft
7 12 (23.08%) ASP.NET
7 12 (23.08%) T-SQL
7 12 (23.08%) JavaScript
7 12 (23.08%) Web Development
8 11 (21.15%) Team Foundation Server
8 11 (21.15%) E-Commerce
8 11 (21.15%) CSS3
9 10 (19.23%) High Availability
9 10 (19.23%) Agile Software Development
10 9 (17.31%) SOA
10 9 (17.31%) Windows
10 9 (17.31%) SDLC
11 8 (15.38%) Octopus Deploy
11 8 (15.38%) VB
11 8 (15.38%) TeamCity
11 8 (15.38%) TDD
12 7 (13.46%) Java
13 6 (11.54%) Visual Studio

C#
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Staffordshire 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.

Applications
1 1 (1.92%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.77%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (38.46%) SQL Server
2 4 (7.69%) NoSQL
2 4 (7.69%) RDBMS
2 4 (7.69%) Relational Database
2 4 (7.69%) SQL Server 2005
3 3 (5.77%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (1.92%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.92%) QlikView
4 1 (1.92%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (1.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 11 (21.15%) Team Foundation Server
2 8 (15.38%) Octopus Deploy
2 8 (15.38%) TeamCity
3 6 (11.54%) Visual Studio
4 1 (1.92%) Appium
4 1 (1.92%) Git (software)
4 1 (1.92%) Jenkins
4 1 (1.92%) Maven
4 1 (1.92%) NUnit
4 1 (1.92%) Selenium
4 1 (1.92%) SpecFlow
4 1 (1.92%) Subversion
General
1 19 (36.54%) Finance
2 6 (11.54%) Games
3 2 (3.85%) Back Office
4 1 (1.92%) Advertising
4 1 (1.92%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.92%) Retail
Job Titles
1 36 (69.23%) Developer
2 17 (32.69%) C# Developer
3 13 (25.00%) .NET Developer
4 10 (19.23%) SQL Developer
5 9 (17.31%) JavaScript Developer
6 8 (15.38%) C# .NET Developer
6 8 (15.38%) Software Developer
6 8 (15.38%) Web Developer
7 7 (13.46%) VB.NET Developer
7 7 (13.46%) WinForms Developer
8 6 (11.54%) C# Software Developer
9 5 (9.62%) .NET Software Developer
10 4 (7.69%) C# VB.NET Developer
10 4 (7.69%) HTML CSS Developer
10 4 (7.69%) HTML Developer
11 3 (5.77%) C# Web Developer
11 3 (5.77%) Configuration Manager
11 3 (5.77%) Environment Manager
11 3 (5.77%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
12 2 (3.85%) Senior .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (84.62%) .NET
2 16 (30.77%) WinForms
3 13 (25.00%) CSS
3 13 (25.00%) HTML
3 13 (25.00%) HTML5
4 12 (23.08%) ASP.NET
5 11 (21.15%) CSS3
6 6 (11.54%) .NET Framework
7 5 (9.62%) Entity Framework
8 4 (7.69%) ASP.NET MVC
8 4 (7.69%) LINQ
9 3 (5.77%) ASP.NET MVC 5
9 3 (5.77%) AutoMapper
9 3 (5.77%) jQuery
9 3 (5.77%) StructureMap
9 3 (5.77%) XML
10 2 (3.85%) ADO.NET
10 2 (3.85%) Ajax
10 2 (3.85%) REST
10 2 (3.85%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 13 (25.00%) N-Tier
2 5 (9.62%) Client/Server
2 5 (9.62%) Computer Science
3 4 (7.69%) NHS
3 4 (7.69%) Online Games
4 2 (3.85%) Replication
5 1 (1.92%) Augmented Reality
5 1 (1.92%) Streaming Video
Operating Systems
1 9 (17.31%) Windows
2 5 (9.62%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (23.08%) Web Development
2 11 (21.15%) E-Commerce
3 10 (19.23%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (19.23%) High Availability
4 9 (17.31%) SDLC
4 9 (17.31%) SOA
5 8 (15.38%) TDD
6 6 (11.54%) Business Intelligence
6 6 (11.54%) Configuration Management
6 6 (11.54%) Release Management
7 5 (9.62%) Continuous Integration
7 5 (9.62%) MVC
7 5 (9.62%) OO
7 5 (9.62%) Scrum
7 5 (9.62%) Waterfall
8 4 (7.69%) Project Management
8 4 (7.69%) Unit Testing
9 3 (5.77%) CQRS
9 3 (5.77%) DevOps
9 3 (5.77%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 24 (46.15%) SQL
2 19 (36.54%) VB.NET
3 13 (25.00%) TypeScript
4 12 (23.08%) JavaScript
4 12 (23.08%) T-SQL
5 8 (15.38%) VB
6 7 (13.46%) Java
7 6 (11.54%) PowerShell
8 4 (7.69%) VB6
9 3 (5.77%) ActionScript
10 2 (3.85%) C
10 2 (3.85%) C++
10 2 (3.85%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (9.62%) Degree
2 2 (3.85%) SC Cleared
2 2 (3.85%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.92%) Microsoft Certification
Vendors
1 12 (23.08%) Microsoft
2 2 (3.85%) DevExpress
3 1 (1.92%) Oracle