The table below looks at the statistics for C# skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited C# over the 3 months to 1 July 2015 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
1 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
C#
Rank 15 14 9
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -5
Contract jobs citing C# 187 203 176
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 7.89% 8.54% 10.05%
As % of the Programming Languages category 24.48% 28.00% 32.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 120 127 82
Average daily rate
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£325 £330 £306
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.51% +7.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £275 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £402 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 4 1
Average hourly rate £23.75 £23.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.26% -8.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.78 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+13.64% -
C#
England

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

Programming Languages Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
764 725 546
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 32.25% 30.49% 31.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 468 427 266
Average daily rate £325 £325 £325
90% offered a daily rate of more than £214 £238 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 28 17
Average hourly rate £24.88 £33.55 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.85% +8.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £15.90 £19.58
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £44.00 £43.56
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.50 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+5.63% +4.41%

C#
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

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

C# Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

C#
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

C# Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

C#
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing C# across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 1 July 2015.

C# Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

C#
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

C# Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

C#
Hourly Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing C# across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 1 July 2015.

C# Hourly Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

C#
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing C# within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 1 July 2015. 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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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
Birmingham -8 55 £336 -3.92% 53
Coventry +1 41 £315 -13.69% 21
Staffordshire +2 29 £375 +15.38% 29
Warwickshire -3 18 £300 -7.69% 20
Shropshire -1 7 £400 +3.22% 4
Solihull -1 5 £309 -6.43% 13
Wolverhampton +2 4 £325 -
Worcestershire +8 1 £225 -26.22% 15
C#
England

C#
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 1 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands 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#.

1 333 (85.60%) .NET
2 190 (48.84%) ASP.NET
3 187 (48.07%) SQL Server
4 134 (34.45%) SQL
5 131 (33.68%) JavaScript
6 118 (30.33%) MVC
7 100 (25.71%) CSS
8 99 (25.45%) HTML
9 98 (25.19%) Agile Software Development
10 96 (24.68%) .NET Framework
11 75 (19.28%) WCF
12 74 (19.02%) jQuery
13 70 (17.99%) Web Services
13 70 (17.99%) Microsoft
14 69 (17.74%) XML
15 63 (16.20%) ASP.NET MVC
16 62 (15.94%) TDD
17 57 (14.65%) Visual Studio
18 49 (12.60%) Entity Framework
19 45 (11.57%) SharePoint
20 44 (11.31%) VB.NET
21 42 (10.80%) SOA
22 41 (10.54%) Oracle
23 39 (10.03%) T-SQL
24 37 (9.51%) Scrum
25 32 (8.23%) HTML5
25 32 (8.23%) WPF
25 32 (8.23%) SQL Server 2008
26 31 (7.97%) Ajax
27 29 (7.46%) WinForms

C#
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 1 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands 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 45 (11.57%) SharePoint
2 22 (5.66%) SharePoint 2013
3 21 (5.40%) BizTalk Server
4 16 (4.11%) CMS
5 12 (3.08%) Umbraco
6 7 (1.80%) IIS
7 6 (1.54%) Sitecore CMS
7 6 (1.54%) SharePoint 2010
8 5 (1.29%) Node.js
9 2 (0.51%) Kentico
10 1 (0.26%) WebSphere
10 1 (0.26%) Sitefinity
10 1 (0.26%) Apache
Applications
1 24 (6.17%) MS Excel
2 7 (1.80%) MS Office
3 5 (1.29%) PowerPivot
4 4 (1.03%) InfoPath
5 3 (0.77%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.51%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.26%) Maya
7 1 (0.26%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 13 (3.34%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (1.54%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.51%) Magento
3 2 (0.51%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 6 (1.54%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (1.29%) Google Analytics
2 5 (1.29%) Office 365
3 2 (0.51%) Adobe Analytics
4 1 (0.26%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.26%) SaaS
4 1 (0.26%) Boomi
Communications & Networking
1 5 (1.29%) HTTP
2 4 (1.03%) SSL
2 4 (1.03%) Internet
3 3 (0.77%) Intranet
4 2 (0.51%) DNS
4 2 (0.51%) ASN.1
4 2 (0.51%) Network Security
4 2 (0.51%) SMTP
5 1 (0.26%) Skype
5 1 (0.26%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 187 (48.07%) SQL Server
2 32 (8.23%) SQL Server 2008
3 29 (7.46%) Oracle Database
4 25 (6.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 20 (5.14%) SQL Server 2012
6 19 (4.88%) Relational Database
6 19 (4.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 12 (3.08%) SQL Server 2005
8 11 (2.83%) NoSQL
9 7 (1.80%) RDBMS
10 5 (1.29%) Data Mining
10 5 (1.29%) PerformancePoint
11 4 (1.03%) MySQL
11 4 (1.03%) MS Access
12 3 (0.77%) Data Warehouse
13 2 (0.51%) SQL Server 2000
13 2 (0.51%) MongoDB
13 2 (0.51%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 2 (0.51%) Couchbase
Development Applications
1 57 (14.65%) Visual Studio
2 22 (5.66%) Team Foundation Server
3 19 (4.88%) Git (software)
4 15 (3.86%) Dreamweaver
5 14 (3.60%) Eclipse
6 11 (2.83%) Subversion
7 10 (2.57%) NUnit
8 8 (2.06%) Selenium
9 7 (1.80%) SpecFlow
10 6 (1.54%) ReSharper
11 4 (1.03%) WebDriver
12 3 (0.77%) Moq
12 3 (0.77%) JIRA
12 3 (0.77%) Oracle Forms
13 2 (0.51%) HP UFT
13 2 (0.51%) TestComplete
13 2 (0.51%) TeamCity
13 2 (0.51%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
13 2 (0.51%) Rhino Mocks
14 1 (0.26%) XMLUnit
General
1 24 (6.17%) Finance
2 15 (3.86%) Retail
3 12 (3.08%) Back Office
4 9 (2.31%) Advertising
5 6 (1.54%) Manufacturing
6 5 (1.29%) Law
7 4 (1.03%) Games
7 4 (1.03%) Automotive
8 3 (0.77%) Marketing
9 2 (0.51%) Billing
9 2 (0.51%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 313 (80.46%) Developer
2 139 (35.73%) .NET Developer
3 69 (17.74%) C# Developer
4 39 (10.03%) C# .NET Developer
5 32 (8.23%) ASP.NET Developer
6 23 (5.91%) SharePoint Developer
7 20 (5.14%) Web Developer
8 19 (4.88%) Senior Developer
9 16 (4.11%) Analyst
9 16 (4.11%) Software Developer
10 15 (3.86%) COBOL Developer
11 13 (3.34%) C# ASP.NET Developer
11 13 (3.34%) Software Engineer
11 13 (3.34%) Team Leader
12 12 (3.08%) Development Team Leader
12 12 (3.08%) Architect
12 12 (3.08%) Tester
12 12 (3.08%) Software Team Leader
12 12 (3.08%) Software Development Team Leader
13 11 (2.83%) .NET Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 333 (85.60%) .NET
2 190 (48.84%) ASP.NET
3 100 (25.71%) CSS
4 99 (25.45%) HTML
5 96 (24.68%) .NET Framework
6 75 (19.28%) WCF
7 74 (19.02%) jQuery
8 70 (17.99%) Web Services
9 69 (17.74%) XML
10 63 (16.20%) ASP.NET MVC
11 49 (12.60%) Entity Framework
12 32 (8.23%) HTML5
12 32 (8.23%) WPF
13 31 (7.97%) Ajax
14 29 (7.46%) WinForms
15 24 (6.17%) CSS3
16 23 (5.91%) AngularJS
17 19 (4.88%) ASP.NET Web Forms
18 18 (4.63%) SOAP
19 17 (4.37%) Razor View Engine
Miscellaneous
1 23 (5.91%) N-Tier
2 8 (2.06%) Mobile App
3 7 (1.80%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (1.54%) Computer Science
4 6 (1.54%) Management Information System
5 4 (1.03%) User Experience
6 3 (0.77%) Visualisation
7 2 (0.51%) Inversion of Control
7 2 (0.51%) iPad
7 2 (0.51%) Client/Server
7 2 (0.51%) W3C
7 2 (0.51%) 3D Graphics
7 2 (0.51%) Data Centre
7 2 (0.51%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.26%) Algorithms
8 1 (0.26%) E-Learning
8 1 (0.26%) SCORM
8 1 (0.26%) STB
8 1 (0.26%) Cryptography
8 1 (0.26%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 23 (5.91%) Windows
2 19 (4.88%) Linux
3 14 (3.60%) SUSE
4 5 (1.29%) Apple iOS
5 3 (0.77%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (0.51%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.26%) UNIX
7 1 (0.26%) Windows 8
7 1 (0.26%) Windows Mobile
7 1 (0.26%) Android
7 1 (0.26%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 118 (30.33%) MVC
2 98 (25.19%) Agile Software Development
3 62 (15.94%) TDD
4 42 (10.80%) SOA
5 37 (9.51%) Scrum
6 27 (6.94%) OO
7 26 (6.68%) E-Commerce
8 25 (6.43%) CRM
9 21 (5.40%) Unit Testing
10 19 (4.88%) BDD
10 19 (4.88%) SDLC
11 18 (4.63%) Software Engineering
12 16 (4.11%) Web Development
12 16 (4.11%) Continuous Integration
13 14 (3.60%) User Acceptance Testing
14 13 (3.34%) Responsive Web Design
15 12 (3.08%) Open Source
16 11 (2.83%) Resource Management
16 11 (2.83%) OOP
16 11 (2.83%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 134 (34.45%) SQL
2 131 (33.68%) JavaScript
3 44 (11.31%) VB.NET
4 39 (10.03%) T-SQL
5 26 (6.68%) VB
6 15 (3.86%) COBOL
7 14 (3.60%) Java
8 13 (3.34%) C++
9 8 (2.06%) VBScript
10 6 (1.54%) VB6
10 6 (1.54%) X++
11 5 (1.29%) PHP
11 5 (1.29%) PL/SQL
11 5 (1.29%) C
11 5 (1.29%) VC++
12 4 (1.03%) Ruby
13 3 (0.77%) XAML
13 3 (0.77%) Objective-C
14 2 (0.51%) Python
14 2 (0.51%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 23 (5.91%) Security Cleared
2 22 (5.66%) SC Cleared
3 17 (4.37%) Degree
4 3 (0.77%) ISEB
5 2 (0.51%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.26%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.26%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.26%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (1.80%) QA
System Software
1 4 (1.03%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (0.26%) TeamSite
1 1 (0.26%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 70 (17.99%) Microsoft
2 41 (10.54%) Oracle
3 21 (5.40%) IBM
4 15 (3.86%) Micro Focus
5 9 (2.31%) Sitecore
6 6 (1.54%) i2
7 5 (1.29%) Google
8 3 (0.77%) TIBCO
8 3 (0.77%) Nintex
8 3 (0.77%) Adobe
8 3 (0.77%) DevExpress
8 3 (0.77%) Telerik
9 2 (0.51%) Omniture
9 2 (0.51%) MKS
9 2 (0.51%) HP
10 1 (0.26%) Dell
10 1 (0.26%) Apple
10 1 (0.26%) Salesforce.com
10 1 (0.26%) Ektron
10 1 (0.26%) hybris
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