The table below looks at the statistics for C# skills in IT contracts advertised for the Taunton region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited C# over the 3 months to 21 November 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
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
C#
Rank 4 17 4
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -13
Contract jobs citing C# 25 2 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Taunton 29.41% 3.64% 34.04%
As % of the Programming Languages category 67.57% 22.22% 61.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 2 10
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£315 £338 £354
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -4.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £303 £308 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £368 £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.46% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.88 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+8.21% -
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in contract jobs advertised in the Taunton region.

Programming Languages Category
Taunton
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
37 9 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Taunton 43.53% 16.36% 55.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 6 15
Average daily rate £315 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.00% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £400 £411
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Average hourly rate - £19.30 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%

C#
Jobs Demand Trend in Taunton

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

C# Jobs Demand Trend in Taunton

C#
Daily Rate Trend in Taunton

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

C# Daily Rate Trend in Taunton

C#
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Taunton

For the 6 months to 21 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Taunton 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 57 (91.94%) Scrum
2 56 (90.32%) SQL
3 55 (88.71%) Agile Software Development
4 48 (77.42%) .NET
5 44 (70.97%) Security Cleared
6 43 (69.35%) SC Cleared
6 43 (69.35%) Unit Testing
7 42 (67.74%) ASP.NET
8 34 (54.84%) ASP.NET MVC
9 31 (50.00%) ASP.NET MVC 4
9 31 (50.00%) T-SQL
10 30 (48.39%) Team Foundation Server
11 27 (43.55%) Automated Testing
12 22 (35.48%) Code Coverage
13 21 (33.87%) Continuous Integration
14 18 (29.03%) TDD
15 14 (22.58%) BDD
16 13 (20.97%) SpecFlow
16 13 (20.97%) Gherkin
16 13 (20.97%) Software Testing
16 13 (20.97%) ISEB
17 12 (19.35%) SOA
17 12 (19.35%) ISTQB
18 11 (17.74%) SQL Server
18 11 (17.74%) Back Office
19 10 (16.13%) K2 blackpearl
20 9 (14.52%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
20 9 (14.52%) MVC
20 9 (14.52%) Visual Studio
20 9 (14.52%) Microsoft

C#
Top Related IT Skills in Taunton by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Taunton 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 10 (16.13%) K2 blackpearl
2 1 (1.61%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (1.61%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.61%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (17.74%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (1.61%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (1.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (1.61%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (1.61%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (1.61%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (1.61%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 30 (48.39%) Team Foundation Server
2 13 (20.97%) SpecFlow
3 9 (14.52%) Visual Studio
4 8 (12.90%) Selenium
5 3 (4.84%) Cucumber
General
1 11 (17.74%) Back Office
2 4 (6.45%) Finance
3 1 (1.61%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.61%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 47 (75.81%) Developer
2 45 (72.58%) .NET Developer
3 25 (40.32%) SQL Developer
4 8 (12.90%) Analyst
4 8 (12.90%) Test Analyst
5 7 (11.29%) Senior Analyst
5 7 (11.29%) C# Developer
5 7 (11.29%) Senior Test Analyst
5 7 (11.29%) C# .NET Developer
6 4 (6.45%) Agile .NET Developer
6 4 (6.45%) Test Team Leader
6 4 (6.45%) Team Leader
7 2 (3.23%) ASP.NET Developer
8 1 (1.61%) Test Engineer
8 1 (1.61%) Security Analyst
8 1 (1.61%) Senior Test Engineer
8 1 (1.61%) Senior Security Analyst
8 1 (1.61%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 1 (1.61%) Test Leader
8 1 (1.61%) Agile Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (77.42%) .NET
2 42 (67.74%) ASP.NET
3 34 (54.84%) ASP.NET MVC
4 31 (50.00%) ASP.NET MVC 4
5 13 (20.97%) Gherkin
6 6 (9.68%) .NET Framework
7 4 (6.45%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
8 3 (4.84%) Managed Extensibility Framework
8 3 (4.84%) Task Parallel Library
8 3 (4.84%) WCF
8 3 (4.84%) WPF
8 3 (4.84%) WF
9 2 (3.23%) LINQ
9 2 (3.23%) jQuery
9 2 (3.23%) ASP.NET Web Forms
10 1 (1.61%) CSS
10 1 (1.61%) Web Services
10 1 (1.61%) HTML
10 1 (1.61%) LINQ to SQL
10 1 (1.61%) ASP.NET MVC 3
Miscellaneous
1 1 (1.61%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (91.94%) Scrum
2 55 (88.71%) Agile Software Development
3 43 (69.35%) Unit Testing
4 27 (43.55%) Automated Testing
5 22 (35.48%) Code Coverage
6 21 (33.87%) Continuous Integration
7 18 (29.03%) TDD
8 14 (22.58%) BDD
9 13 (20.97%) Software Testing
10 12 (19.35%) SOA
11 9 (14.52%) MVC
12 7 (11.29%) Test Scripting
13 6 (9.68%) User Acceptance Testing
13 6 (9.68%) User Stories
14 5 (8.06%) Test Automation
14 5 (8.06%) Integration Testing
15 3 (4.84%) Test Management
15 3 (4.84%) Security Testing
15 3 (4.84%) Regression Testing
15 3 (4.84%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 56 (90.32%) SQL
2 31 (50.00%) T-SQL
3 3 (4.84%) C++
3 3 (4.84%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 44 (70.97%) Security Cleared
2 43 (69.35%) SC Cleared
3 13 (20.97%) ISEB
4 12 (19.35%) ISTQB
5 9 (14.52%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 7 (11.29%) DV Cleared
7 1 (1.61%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Vendors
1 9 (14.52%) Microsoft