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 December 2014 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.

Location
3 months to
29 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
C#
Rank 4 7 6
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -1
Contract jobs citing C# 17 23 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 17.53% 14.38% 24.49%
As % of the Programming Languages category 38.64% 31.94% 36.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 16 40
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£288 £300 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.16% -9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £248 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £327 £431 £360
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.88 £34.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+11.39% -2.85%
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
44 72 131
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 45.36% 45.00% 66.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 44 82
Average daily rate £325 £288 £323
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.04% -10.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £244 £240 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £375 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £351 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 0
Average hourly rate £14.00 £34.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-58.82% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -5.71%

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 December 2014.

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 December 2014. 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
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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
Stoke-on-Trent +7 8 £300 -0.82% 8
Lichfield 0 4 £188 -31.81% 1
Burton-upon-Trent +2 1 £338 +12.50% 1
Cannock - - - - 1
Stafford - - - - 1
Tamworth - - - -
Uttoxeter - - - -
C#
West Midlands

C#
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 29 December 2014, 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 32 (84.21%) .NET
2 20 (52.63%) SQL Server
2 20 (52.63%) SQL
3 16 (42.11%) ASP.NET
4 12 (31.58%) Web Services
4 12 (31.58%) VB.NET
5 11 (28.95%) Windows
6 10 (26.32%) WinForms
7 8 (21.05%) CSS
7 8 (21.05%) VB
8 7 (18.42%) JavaScript
8 7 (18.42%) Back Office
9 6 (15.79%) Finance
9 6 (15.79%) HTML
10 5 (13.16%) OOP
10 5 (13.16%) OO
10 5 (13.16%) Microsoft
11 4 (10.53%) XML
11 4 (10.53%) Ajax
11 4 (10.53%) CSS3
11 4 (10.53%) WCF
11 4 (10.53%) SQL Server 2008
12 3 (7.89%) jQuery
12 3 (7.89%) WPF
12 3 (7.89%) Web Development
12 3 (7.89%) .NET Framework
12 3 (7.89%) Razor View Engine
12 3 (7.89%) Software Engineering
12 3 (7.89%) Agile Software Development
12 3 (7.89%) TDD

C#
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 December 2014, 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (2.63%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (5.26%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (5.26%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (2.63%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.63%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (52.63%) SQL Server
2 4 (10.53%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (5.26%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (5.26%) DataStage
3 2 (5.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (2.63%) SQLite
4 1 (2.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (2.63%) Xcode
General
1 7 (18.42%) Back Office
2 6 (15.79%) Finance
3 1 (2.63%) Games
Job Titles
1 32 (84.21%) Developer
2 20 (52.63%) .NET Developer
3 8 (21.05%) C# Developer
4 6 (15.79%) C# .NET Developer
5 4 (10.53%) Analyst
6 3 (7.89%) Web Developer
6 3 (7.89%) Senior Developer
6 3 (7.89%) Support Analyst
6 3 (7.89%) Applications Support
6 3 (7.89%) Applications Support Analyst
7 2 (5.26%) Software Developer
7 2 (5.26%) Senior Web Developer
8 1 (2.63%) ASP.NET Developer
8 1 (2.63%) Senior .NET Developer
8 1 (2.63%) .NET Software Engineer
8 1 (2.63%) .NET Programmer
8 1 (2.63%) JavaScript Developer
8 1 (2.63%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 1 (2.63%) Dynamics CRM Developer
8 1 (2.63%) CRM Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (84.21%) .NET
2 16 (42.11%) ASP.NET
3 12 (31.58%) Web Services
4 10 (26.32%) WinForms
5 8 (21.05%) CSS
6 6 (15.79%) HTML
7 4 (10.53%) CSS3
7 4 (10.53%) XML
7 4 (10.53%) Ajax
7 4 (10.53%) WCF
8 3 (7.89%) WPF
8 3 (7.89%) jQuery
8 3 (7.89%) .NET Framework
8 3 (7.89%) Razor View Engine
9 2 (5.26%) Unity (Game Engine)
9 2 (5.26%) HTML5
9 2 (5.26%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
9 2 (5.26%) JSON
9 2 (5.26%) DirectX
10 1 (2.63%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 1 (2.63%) N-Tier
1 1 (2.63%) NHS
1 1 (2.63%) Blackberry
1 1 (2.63%) E-Learning
1 1 (2.63%) Mathematics
1 1 (2.63%) iPhone
1 1 (2.63%) iPad
1 1 (2.63%) Mobile App
1 1 (2.63%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 11 (28.95%) Windows
2 2 (5.26%) Android
2 2 (5.26%) Apple iOS
2 2 (5.26%) Windows 8
3 1 (2.63%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (13.16%) OOP
1 5 (13.16%) OO
2 3 (7.89%) Web Design
2 3 (7.89%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (7.89%) TDD
2 3 (7.89%) Software Engineering
2 3 (7.89%) Web Development
2 3 (7.89%) MVC
3 2 (5.26%) CRM
4 1 (2.63%) E-Commerce
4 1 (2.63%) SOA
4 1 (2.63%) DSDM
4 1 (2.63%) Asset Management
4 1 (2.63%) Unit Testing
4 1 (2.63%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (2.63%) V-Model
4 1 (2.63%) MVVM
4 1 (2.63%) Waterfall
4 1 (2.63%) Low Latency
4 1 (2.63%) iOS Development
Programming Languages
1 20 (52.63%) SQL
2 12 (31.58%) VB.NET
3 8 (21.05%) VB
4 7 (18.42%) JavaScript
5 2 (5.26%) C++
5 2 (5.26%) VB6
5 2 (5.26%) XAML
6 1 (2.63%) Objective-C
6 1 (2.63%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (5.26%) Degree
2 1 (2.63%) SC Cleared
2 1 (2.63%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 5 (13.16%) Microsoft