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 4 September 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
C#
Rank 25 17 9
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -8
Contract jobs citing C# 144 205 240
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 5.83% 8.02% 11.61%
As % of the Programming Languages category 19.54% 25.69% 34.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 92 135 152
Average daily rate
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£338 £338 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £412 £425 £404
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 0
Average hourly rate £23.75 £38.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-37.50% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.38 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.68% +7.14%
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
737 798 698
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 29.86% 31.22% 33.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 427 445 420
Average daily rate £350 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £235 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.00% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 28 14
Average hourly rate £23.75 £21.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.46% -28.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.15 £15.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.54 £44.00 £39.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £35.00 £33.50
% change year-on-year
+11.42% +4.47%

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 4 September 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#
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 4 September 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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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
Birmingham -5 46 £350 - 51
Coventry +4 32 £338 +3.84% 22
Staffordshire -5 24 £350 +8.52% 29
Warwickshire -13 15 £325 +6.12% 32
Solihull -6 4 £400 +21.21% 9
Wolverhampton +4 2 £253 -0.98% 1
Shropshire -12 1 - - 5
Stourbridge - 1 £375 -
C#
England

C#
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 4 September 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#.

1 271 (84.16%) .NET
2 155 (48.14%) SQL Server
2 155 (48.14%) ASP.NET
3 113 (35.09%) MVC
4 110 (34.16%) JavaScript
5 108 (33.54%) SQL
6 93 (28.88%) Agile Software Development
7 92 (28.57%) HTML
8 84 (26.09%) CSS
9 75 (23.29%) .NET Framework
10 72 (22.36%) Microsoft
11 70 (21.74%) jQuery
12 69 (21.43%) WCF
13 67 (20.81%) Web Services
14 65 (20.19%) XML
15 58 (18.01%) TDD
16 56 (17.39%) ASP.NET MVC
17 49 (15.22%) Visual Studio
17 49 (15.22%) VB.NET
18 40 (12.42%) T-SQL
18 40 (12.42%) Scrum
19 33 (10.25%) Entity Framework
19 33 (10.25%) SharePoint
20 32 (9.94%) Ajax
21 31 (9.63%) Oracle
22 30 (9.32%) AngularJS
22 30 (9.32%) SQL Server 2008
23 28 (8.70%) Finance
23 28 (8.70%) Oracle Database
24 27 (8.39%) HTML5

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

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 33 (10.25%) SharePoint
2 18 (5.59%) SharePoint 2013
3 17 (5.28%) BizTalk Server
4 12 (3.73%) CMS
5 8 (2.48%) SharePoint 2010
6 7 (2.17%) IIS
7 6 (1.86%) Node.js
8 4 (1.24%) Umbraco
9 3 (0.93%) Sitecore CMS
10 1 (0.31%) Kentico
Applications
1 21 (6.52%) MS Excel
2 6 (1.86%) MS Office
3 3 (0.93%) InfoPath
3 3 (0.93%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 13 (4.04%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.93%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.31%) Magento
3 1 (0.31%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.55%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (1.24%) Office 365
3 2 (0.62%) Google Analytics
4 1 (0.31%) GitHub
4 1 (0.31%) Boomi
4 1 (0.31%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (1.55%) HTTP
2 4 (1.24%) SSL
3 2 (0.62%) TCP/IP
3 2 (0.62%) DNS
3 2 (0.62%) SMTP
4 1 (0.31%) Intranet
4 1 (0.31%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 155 (48.14%) SQL Server
2 30 (9.32%) SQL Server 2008
3 28 (8.70%) Oracle Database
4 20 (6.21%) SQL Server 2012
5 18 (5.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 17 (5.28%) Relational Database
7 13 (4.04%) SQL Server 2005
7 13 (4.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 12 (3.73%) NoSQL
9 8 (2.48%) RDBMS
10 4 (1.24%) Data Mining
10 4 (1.24%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 4 (1.24%) MySQL
11 3 (0.93%) Data Warehouse
12 2 (0.62%) MS Access
12 2 (0.62%) Couchbase
12 2 (0.62%) MongoDB
13 1 (0.31%) SQL Server 2000
13 1 (0.31%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 1 (0.31%) ZAP BI
Development Applications
1 49 (15.22%) Visual Studio
2 20 (6.21%) Team Foundation Server
3 16 (4.97%) Git (software)
4 14 (4.35%) Eclipse
4 14 (4.35%) Dreamweaver
5 9 (2.80%) NUnit
5 9 (2.80%) Selenium
6 7 (2.17%) SpecFlow
7 6 (1.86%) Subversion
8 4 (1.24%) WebDriver
9 3 (0.93%) JIRA
9 3 (0.93%) ReSharper
10 2 (0.62%) Rhino Mocks
10 2 (0.62%) Moq
10 2 (0.62%) Rational Rhapsody
10 2 (0.62%) TestComplete
10 2 (0.62%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 1 (0.31%) Octopus Deploy
11 1 (0.31%) Oracle Forms
11 1 (0.31%) InstallShield
General
1 28 (8.70%) Finance
2 14 (4.35%) Retail
3 9 (2.80%) Advertising
4 8 (2.48%) Games
4 8 (2.48%) Back Office
5 5 (1.55%) Manufacturing
6 3 (0.93%) Automotive
7 2 (0.62%) Billing
8 1 (0.31%) Marketing
8 1 (0.31%) Legal
8 1 (0.31%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.31%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 268 (83.23%) Developer
2 122 (37.89%) .NET Developer
3 65 (20.19%) C# Developer
4 38 (11.80%) C# .NET Developer
5 29 (9.01%) ASP.NET Developer
6 19 (5.90%) SharePoint Developer
7 16 (4.97%) Web Developer
7 16 (4.97%) Senior Developer
8 15 (4.66%) COBOL Developer
8 15 (4.66%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 11 (3.42%) Agile .NET Developer
9 11 (3.42%) Team Leader
9 11 (3.42%) Software Engineer
9 11 (3.42%) Tester
10 10 (3.11%) VB.NET Developer
10 10 (3.11%) .NET Team Leader
10 10 (3.11%) Software Team Leader
11 9 (2.80%) AWS Developer
11 9 (2.80%) Software Development Team Leader
11 9 (2.80%) Microsoft Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 271 (84.16%) .NET
2 155 (48.14%) ASP.NET
3 92 (28.57%) HTML
4 84 (26.09%) CSS
5 75 (23.29%) .NET Framework
6 70 (21.74%) jQuery
7 69 (21.43%) WCF
8 67 (20.81%) Web Services
9 65 (20.19%) XML
10 56 (17.39%) ASP.NET MVC
11 33 (10.25%) Entity Framework
12 32 (9.94%) Ajax
13 30 (9.32%) AngularJS
14 27 (8.39%) HTML5
15 23 (7.14%) WinForms
16 22 (6.83%) WPF
17 20 (6.21%) CSS3
18 19 (5.90%) ASP.NET Web API
19 18 (5.59%) XSLT
20 14 (4.35%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 25 (7.76%) N-Tier
2 8 (2.48%) Computer Science
3 6 (1.86%) User Experience
3 6 (1.86%) Management Information System
3 6 (1.86%) Mobile App
4 4 (1.24%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (0.93%) Online Games
5 3 (0.93%) Data Centre
6 2 (0.62%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (0.62%) Inversion of Control
6 2 (0.62%) W3C
7 1 (0.31%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.31%) EPoS
7 1 (0.31%) 3D Graphics
7 1 (0.31%) Streaming Video
7 1 (0.31%) Graphic Design
7 1 (0.31%) SCADA
7 1 (0.31%) iPad
7 1 (0.31%) Arduino
7 1 (0.31%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 22 (6.83%) Windows
2 15 (4.66%) Linux
3 14 (4.35%) SUSE
4 4 (1.24%) Apple iOS
5 3 (0.93%) Android
6 2 (0.62%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (0.62%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.31%) Windows Phone
7 1 (0.31%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 113 (35.09%) MVC
2 93 (28.88%) Agile Software Development
3 58 (18.01%) TDD
4 40 (12.42%) Scrum
5 24 (7.45%) Unit Testing
6 23 (7.14%) CRM
7 22 (6.83%) OO
7 22 (6.83%) BDD
8 20 (6.21%) Web Development
9 19 (5.90%) E-Commerce
10 18 (5.59%) SOA
10 18 (5.59%) SDLC
11 17 (5.28%) Software Engineering
12 15 (4.66%) User Acceptance Testing
13 12 (3.73%) Continuous Integration
14 10 (3.11%) Open Source
14 10 (3.11%) Resource Management
14 10 (3.11%) ERP
14 10 (3.11%) OOP
14 10 (3.11%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 110 (34.16%) JavaScript
2 108 (33.54%) SQL
3 49 (15.22%) VB.NET
4 40 (12.42%) T-SQL
5 21 (6.52%) VB
6 16 (4.97%) C++
7 15 (4.66%) COBOL
8 13 (4.04%) Java
9 8 (2.48%) PHP
10 6 (1.86%) VBScript
10 6 (1.86%) C
10 6 (1.86%) VB6
11 5 (1.55%) Ruby
12 4 (1.24%) Objective-C
12 4 (1.24%) TypeScript
12 4 (1.24%) ActionScript
12 4 (1.24%) VC++
12 4 (1.24%) PL/SQL
13 3 (0.93%) Python
13 3 (0.93%) XAML
Qualifications
1 15 (4.66%) Degree
2 3 (0.93%) ISEB
3 2 (0.62%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (0.62%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (2.17%) QA
System Software
1 1 (0.31%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (0.31%) TeamSite
1 1 (0.31%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 72 (22.36%) Microsoft
2 31 (9.63%) Oracle
3 15 (4.66%) Micro Focus
4 5 (1.55%) Sitecore
5 3 (0.93%) DevExpress
5 3 (0.93%) Nintex
5 3 (0.93%) Telerik
6 2 (0.62%) Google
6 2 (0.62%) MKS
7 1 (0.31%) HP
7 1 (0.31%) Dell
7 1 (0.31%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (0.31%) hybris
7 1 (0.31%) Demandware
7 1 (0.31%) Facebook
7 1 (0.31%) Twitter
7 1 (0.31%) Xamarin
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