The first table below looks at the demand 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 17 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Programming Languages category for the West Midlands region.

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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
C#
Rank 15 9 10
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +1
Contract jobs citing C# 193 214 184
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 8.15% 11.67% 8.15%
As % of the Programming Languages category 26.22% 36.15% 24.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 122 118 106
Average daily rate £320 £318 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.78% -2.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £236 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £423 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 6
Average hourly rate - - £35.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £38.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
-9.09% +26.22%
Programming Languages Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
736 592 756
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 31.08% 32.30% 33.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 424 310 375
Average daily rate £320 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.53% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 23 37
Average hourly rate £32.50 £37.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.16% +23.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.40 £15.31 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £37.80 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.50 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +2.94%
C#
England

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 17 April 2014.

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 17 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham -6 60 £325 - 43
Coventry +6 34 £310 +3.33% 4
Warwickshire +4 34 £320 +8.47% 15
Staffordshire -3 22 £310 -8.82% 24
Shropshire +1 9 £375 +50.00% 3
Worcestershire -11 3 £313 -0.79% 29
Wolverhampton - 2 £350 - 4
Walsall -4 1 £375 - 9
West Bromwich - - - - 3
Herefordshire - - - - 4
Dudley - - - - 1
Halesowen - - - -
Solihull - - - - 5
Sutton Coldfield - - - - 1
C#
England

C#
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, 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#.

1 307 (86.48%) .NET
2 210 (59.15%) ASP.NET
3 172 (48.45%) SQL Server
4 137 (38.59%) SQL
5 117 (32.96%) MVC
6 114 (32.11%) JavaScript
7 102 (28.73%) HTML
8 90 (25.35%) CSS
9 84 (23.66%) WCF
10 73 (20.56%) Microsoft
11 70 (19.72%) Visual Studio
12 67 (18.87%) .NET Framework
13 65 (18.31%) jQuery
14 63 (17.75%) ASP.NET MVC
15 58 (16.34%) Agile Software Development
16 54 (15.21%) TDD
16 54 (15.21%) Windows
16 54 (15.21%) WPF
17 52 (14.65%) XML
18 51 (14.37%) VB.NET
19 46 (12.96%) T-SQL
20 42 (11.83%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
21 40 (11.27%) WinForms
22 36 (10.14%) SQL Server 2008
23 34 (9.58%) Web Services
23 34 (9.58%) SharePoint
24 29 (8.17%) C++
25 28 (7.89%) Ajax
26 27 (7.61%) Scrum
26 27 (7.61%) HTML5

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

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, 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 34 (9.58%) SharePoint
2 18 (5.07%) IIS
2 18 (5.07%) SharePoint 2010
3 12 (3.38%) CMS
3 12 (3.38%) SharePoint Server
4 10 (2.82%) BizTalk Server
5 7 (1.97%) SharePoint 2013
6 6 (1.69%) Sitecore CMS
6 6 (1.69%) WebSphere
7 4 (1.13%) MS Project Server
7 4 (1.13%) SAS
8 3 (0.85%) IBM Notes
9 1 (0.28%) ColdFusion
9 1 (0.28%) Umbraco
9 1 (0.28%) Node.js
9 1 (0.28%) Sitefinity
Applications
1 18 (5.07%) MS Excel
2 6 (1.69%) InfoPath
3 4 (1.13%) Photoshop
4 3 (0.85%) MS Office
4 3 (0.85%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.28%) AutoCAD
5 1 (0.28%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.28%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 12 (3.38%) Dynamics AX
2 11 (3.10%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.56%) e-Work
4 1 (0.28%) Maximo
4 1 (0.28%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.28%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.28%) Agresso
Cloud Services
1 8 (2.25%) SaaS
2 2 (0.56%) Office 365
3 1 (0.28%) GitHub
3 1 (0.28%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (3.94%) Internet
2 8 (2.25%) Intranet
3 4 (1.13%) TCP/IP
4 2 (0.56%) HTTP
5 1 (0.28%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 172 (48.45%) SQL Server
2 36 (10.14%) SQL Server 2008
3 15 (4.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 14 (3.94%) SQL Server 2005
4 14 (3.94%) MySQL
4 14 (3.94%) Relational Database
5 12 (3.38%) SQL Server 2012
6 11 (3.10%) Oracle Database
7 10 (2.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 8 (2.25%) SQLite
9 4 (1.13%) RDBMS
9 4 (1.13%) Base SAS
9 4 (1.13%) SAS Enterprise Guide
10 3 (0.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 3 (0.85%) Couchbase
10 3 (0.85%) MongoDB
10 3 (0.85%) NoSQL
11 2 (0.56%) MS Access
11 2 (0.56%) Data Warehouse
11 2 (0.56%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 70 (19.72%) Visual Studio
2 24 (6.76%) Team Foundation Server
3 16 (4.51%) Subversion
4 9 (2.54%) JIRA
5 7 (1.97%) Selenium
6 6 (1.69%) SpecFlow
7 5 (1.41%) FitNesse
8 4 (1.13%) Oracle Forms
8 4 (1.13%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
9 3 (0.85%) NUnit
10 2 (0.56%) Git (software)
10 2 (0.56%) JUnit
10 2 (0.56%) ProC
10 2 (0.56%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 2 (0.56%) MSTest
10 2 (0.56%) Rhino Mocks
11 1 (0.28%) Rational Rhapsody
11 1 (0.28%) Eclipse
11 1 (0.28%) Microsoft Blend
11 1 (0.28%) WebDriver
General
1 24 (6.76%) Finance
2 8 (2.25%) Manufacturing
2 8 (2.25%) Retail
3 7 (1.97%) Telecoms
4 5 (1.41%) Banking
5 3 (0.85%) Back Office
6 2 (0.56%) Advertising
6 2 (0.56%) Games
6 2 (0.56%) Automotive
7 1 (0.28%) Electronics
7 1 (0.28%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.28%) Billing
7 1 (0.28%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.28%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 310 (87.32%) Developer
2 128 (36.06%) .NET Developer
3 78 (21.97%) C# Developer
4 37 (10.42%) C# .NET Developer
5 36 (10.14%) Software Developer
6 30 (8.45%) Web Developer
7 29 (8.17%) ASP.NET Developer
8 27 (7.61%) SharePoint Developer
9 19 (5.35%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 18 (5.07%) Senior Developer
11 14 (3.94%) Analyst
12 12 (3.38%) Software Engineer
13 10 (2.82%) Dynamics AX Developer
13 10 (2.82%) Senior .NET Developer
13 10 (2.82%) .NET Software Developer
13 10 (2.82%) C# Software Developer
14 9 (2.54%) Mobile Developer
14 9 (2.54%) Systems Developer
14 9 (2.54%) SQL Developer
14 9 (2.54%) .NET Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 307 (86.48%) .NET
2 210 (59.15%) ASP.NET
3 102 (28.73%) HTML
4 90 (25.35%) CSS
5 84 (23.66%) WCF
6 67 (18.87%) .NET Framework
7 65 (18.31%) jQuery
8 63 (17.75%) ASP.NET MVC
9 54 (15.21%) WPF
10 52 (14.65%) XML
11 42 (11.83%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
12 40 (11.27%) WinForms
13 34 (9.58%) Web Services
14 28 (7.89%) Ajax
15 27 (7.61%) HTML5
16 25 (7.04%) LINQ
17 23 (6.48%) CSS3
18 18 (5.07%) Silverlight
19 16 (4.51%) XHTML
20 15 (4.23%) NHibernate
Miscellaneous
1 21 (5.92%) N-Tier
2 13 (3.66%) Mobile App
3 10 (2.82%) Client/Server
4 7 (1.97%) Pocket PC
4 7 (1.97%) PDA
5 5 (1.41%) NHS
5 5 (1.41%) Enterprise Software
6 4 (1.13%) Inversion of Control
7 3 (0.85%) Open Source
8 2 (0.56%) Online Games
8 2 (0.56%) SCADA
9 1 (0.28%) Mathematics
9 1 (0.28%) Computer Science
9 1 (0.28%) Wiki
9 1 (0.28%) DTV
9 1 (0.28%) E-Learning
9 1 (0.28%) EPoS
9 1 (0.28%) FMCG
9 1 (0.28%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 54 (15.21%) Windows
2 9 (2.54%) Windows Mobile
3 8 (2.25%) Windows CE
4 5 (1.41%) Windows 8
5 4 (1.13%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (0.56%) UNIX
7 1 (0.28%) Windows Vista
7 1 (0.28%) Android
7 1 (0.28%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 117 (32.96%) MVC
2 58 (16.34%) Agile Software Development
3 54 (15.21%) TDD
4 27 (7.61%) Scrum
5 26 (7.32%) OO
6 24 (6.76%) SOA
7 20 (5.63%) Web Development
8 18 (5.07%) Software Engineering
9 16 (4.51%) CRM
10 15 (4.23%) UML
10 15 (4.23%) BDD
11 14 (3.94%) ERP
11 14 (3.94%) Business Intelligence
11 14 (3.94%) Workflow
12 12 (3.38%) E-Commerce
13 11 (3.10%) Migration
13 11 (3.10%) Unit Testing
14 10 (2.82%) MVVM
14 10 (2.82%) OOD
14 10 (2.82%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 137 (38.59%) SQL
2 114 (32.11%) JavaScript
3 51 (14.37%) VB.NET
4 46 (12.96%) T-SQL
5 29 (8.17%) C++
6 22 (6.20%) VB
7 12 (3.38%) Java
7 12 (3.38%) VBA
8 11 (3.10%) C
8 11 (3.10%) X++
9 7 (1.97%) Embedded C++
10 6 (1.69%) VBScript
10 6 (1.69%) VB6
11 5 (1.41%) FoxPro (VFP)
12 4 (1.13%) MATLAB
12 4 (1.13%) XAML
12 4 (1.13%) PHP
13 2 (0.56%) PL/SQL
13 2 (0.56%) Perl
13 2 (0.56%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 10 (2.82%) Security Cleared
2 9 (2.54%) ISEB
2 9 (2.54%) Degree
2 9 (2.54%) SC Cleared
3 8 (2.25%) ISTQB
4 4 (1.13%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.28%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (1.41%) QA
2 2 (0.56%) HL7
System Software
1 3 (0.85%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 73 (20.56%) Microsoft
2 20 (5.63%) Oracle
3 10 (2.82%) Sitecore
4 9 (2.54%) Business Objects
5 5 (1.41%) Ektron
6 4 (1.13%) DevExpress
6 4 (1.13%) Thunderhead
7 3 (0.85%) Lotus
8 2 (0.56%) ION Trading
8 2 (0.56%) Metastorm
9 1 (0.28%) Kofax
9 1 (0.28%) Open Text
9 1 (0.28%) EPiServer
9 1 (0.28%) AccuRev
9 1 (0.28%) Sage
9 1 (0.28%) Remedy
9 1 (0.28%) Autodesk
9 1 (0.28%) SAP
9 1 (0.28%) Cognos
9 1 (0.28%) IBM
West Midlands
ARM Technology
Rate: £325 - £350 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Experis IT
Rate: £320.00 - £360.00 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago
West Midlands
Amoria Bond - UK
Posted: 20 hours ago
Birmingham
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £250.00 - £325.00 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Circle Recruitment
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Applause IT Innovation
Rate: £310 - £350 per day + Negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
West Midlands
Axica Recruitment
Rate: Unspecified Negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
Stoke on Trent
Real Staffing
Rate: £275 - £300 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
West Midlands
Square One Resources
Rate: From £400 to £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Spargonet Consulting Plc
Rate: £300
Posted: 3 days ago
West Midlands
Network IT Recruitment
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Myria
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 15 days ago
Warwickshire
Austin Fraser Limited
Rate: £200 - £240 per day
Posted: 16 days ago
Stoke on Trent
Applause IT Innovation
Rate: £340 - £400 per day + Neg.
Posted: 16 days ago
Birmingham
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £300 - £375 per day
Posted: 20 days ago
Stoke on Trent
Applause IT Innovation
Rate: £310 - £350 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 21 days ago
West Midlands
Austin Fraser Limited
Rate: £200 - £240 per day
Posted: 21 days ago