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 25 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
25 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
C#
Rank 19 13 9
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -4
Contract jobs citing C# 166 159 243
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 6.92% 7.77% 11.31%
As % of the Programming Languages category 21.81% 23.45% 30.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 121 95 152
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£338 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £264 £230 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £434 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 4 3
Average hourly rate £35.50 £24.00 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+47.91% +11.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.93 £24.00 £12.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.75 £24.00 £24.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.25 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+9.28% -
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
761 678 794
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 31.71% 33.14% 36.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 461 391 406
Average daily rate £350 £313 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.00% +0.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £225 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £435 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 22 39
Average hourly rate £28.69 £25.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.76% -23.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £22.30 £14.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £34.70 £35.00
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 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 25 November 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#
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 25 November 2014.

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 25 November 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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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 -1 47 £339 +4.23% 50
Coventry +3 28 £338 +12.50% 18
Warwickshire -2 22 £338 +28.57% 20
Staffordshire -3 17 £290 +4.50% 23
Shropshire 0 10 £350 +16.66% 1
Herefordshire -6 5 £463 +71.29% 1
Wolverhampton -3 3 £269 -10.41% 3
Solihull -3 3 £366 +38.01% 9
Worcestershire -3 3 £313 -12.34% 6
Walsall -1 1 £310 -30.33% 4
Halesowen - 1 £275 -
Stourbridge - - - -
Sutton Coldfield - - - -
Dudley - - - -
C#
England

C#
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 25 November 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#.

1 346 (94.02%) .NET
2 212 (57.61%) ASP.NET
3 199 (54.08%) SQL Server
4 146 (39.67%) JavaScript
5 114 (30.98%) Microsoft
6 110 (29.89%) MVC
7 106 (28.80%) SQL
8 103 (27.99%) HTML
9 102 (27.72%) CSS
10 98 (26.63%) Agile Software Development
11 72 (19.57%) WCF
12 70 (19.02%) Web Services
13 64 (17.39%) jQuery
14 62 (16.85%) .NET Framework
15 60 (16.30%) ASP.NET MVC
16 59 (16.03%) SharePoint
17 51 (13.86%) TDD
18 50 (13.59%) Visual Studio
19 48 (13.04%) VB.NET
19 48 (13.04%) CRM
20 46 (12.50%) Windows
20 46 (12.50%) Scrum
20 46 (12.50%) Dynamics CRM
21 42 (11.41%) XML
21 42 (11.41%) SQL Server 2008
22 36 (9.78%) HTML5
22 36 (9.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
23 35 (9.51%) Ajax
23 35 (9.51%) OO
23 35 (9.51%) CSS3

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

For the 6 months to 25 November 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 59 (16.03%) SharePoint
2 25 (6.79%) BizTalk Server
3 16 (4.35%) SharePoint 2010
4 11 (2.99%) IIS
5 9 (2.45%) SharePoint 2013
6 7 (1.90%) CMS
7 6 (1.63%) Umbraco
7 6 (1.63%) SharePoint Server
8 4 (1.09%) Node.js
9 3 (0.82%) Sitecore CMS
10 1 (0.27%) WebSphere
10 1 (0.27%) Apache
10 1 (0.27%) Tomcat
10 1 (0.27%) Elasticsearch
10 1 (0.27%) Sitefinity
Applications
1 22 (5.98%) MS Excel
2 9 (2.45%) InfoPath
3 3 (0.82%) MS Office
3 3 (0.82%) PowerPivot
4 2 (0.54%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (0.54%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.27%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.27%) S-PLUS
5 1 (0.27%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 46 (12.50%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.82%) Dynamics NAV
2 3 (0.82%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 14 (3.80%) Office 365
2 10 (2.72%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (1.90%) SaaS
3 7 (1.90%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 13 (3.53%) HTTP
2 5 (1.36%) Intranet
2 5 (1.36%) Internet
3 1 (0.27%) SMTP
3 1 (0.27%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 199 (54.08%) SQL Server
2 42 (11.41%) SQL Server 2008
3 36 (9.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 25 (6.79%) SQL Server 2012
5 21 (5.71%) SQL Server 2005
6 19 (5.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 16 (4.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 13 (3.53%) Relational Database
9 8 (2.17%) Data Warehouse
10 4 (1.09%) OLAP
10 4 (1.09%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 3 (0.82%) MySQL
11 3 (0.82%) Microsoft Power View
11 3 (0.82%) OLAP Cube
11 3 (0.82%) Oracle Database
12 2 (0.54%) SQLite
12 2 (0.54%) DataStage
12 2 (0.54%) RDBMS
12 2 (0.54%) Data Mining
13 1 (0.27%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 50 (13.59%) Visual Studio
2 33 (8.97%) Team Foundation Server
3 20 (5.43%) NUnit
4 17 (4.62%) Subversion
5 15 (4.08%) Git (software)
6 13 (3.53%) MSBuild
7 9 (2.45%) JIRA
7 9 (2.45%) SpecFlow
8 6 (1.63%) MSTest
8 6 (1.63%) FxCop
9 5 (1.36%) ReSharper
9 5 (1.36%) StyleCop
9 5 (1.36%) NCover
9 5 (1.36%) NDepend
9 5 (1.36%) NuGet
10 4 (1.09%) Oracle Forms
11 2 (0.54%) WiX
11 2 (0.54%) MSI
11 2 (0.54%) VSS/SourceSafe
12 1 (0.27%) Xcode
General
1 20 (5.43%) Finance
2 19 (5.16%) Advertising
3 11 (2.99%) Back Office
4 5 (1.36%) Manufacturing
5 3 (0.82%) Retail
5 3 (0.82%) Automotive
5 3 (0.82%) Legal
5 3 (0.82%) Electronics
6 2 (0.54%) Telecoms
6 2 (0.54%) Games
6 2 (0.54%) Banking
6 2 (0.54%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.27%) Publishing
7 1 (0.27%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 298 (80.98%) Developer
2 140 (38.04%) .NET Developer
3 83 (22.55%) C# Developer
4 49 (13.32%) C# .NET Developer
5 45 (12.23%) ASP.NET Developer
6 32 (8.70%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 26 (7.07%) Web Developer
8 22 (5.98%) CRM Developer
9 19 (5.16%) Consultant
9 19 (5.16%) Senior Developer
10 18 (4.89%) SharePoint Developer
10 18 (4.89%) Architect
11 17 (4.62%) Dynamics CRM Developer
12 16 (4.35%) Microsoft Developer
13 14 (3.80%) Senior .NET Developer
14 13 (3.53%) .NET Web Developer
14 13 (3.53%) Analyst
14 13 (3.53%) Mobile Developer
15 12 (3.26%) Software Developer
15 12 (3.26%) BizTalk Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 346 (94.02%) .NET
2 212 (57.61%) ASP.NET
3 103 (27.99%) HTML
4 102 (27.72%) CSS
5 72 (19.57%) WCF
6 70 (19.02%) Web Services
7 64 (17.39%) jQuery
8 62 (16.85%) .NET Framework
9 60 (16.30%) ASP.NET MVC
10 42 (11.41%) XML
11 36 (9.78%) HTML5
12 35 (9.51%) Ajax
12 35 (9.51%) CSS3
13 33 (8.97%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
13 33 (8.97%) WPF
14 21 (5.71%) XSLT
15 20 (5.43%) SOAP
16 19 (5.16%) ASP.NET MVC 4
17 18 (4.89%) AngularJS
18 17 (4.62%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 19 (5.16%) N-Tier
2 11 (2.99%) Mobile App
3 8 (2.17%) User Experience
3 8 (2.17%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (2.17%) iPad
3 8 (2.17%) Open Source
3 8 (2.17%) Pocket PC
4 6 (1.63%) Inversion of Control
5 4 (1.09%) Learning Management System
5 4 (1.09%) NHS
5 4 (1.09%) E-Learning
6 3 (0.82%) SCORM
6 3 (0.82%) Management Information System
7 2 (0.54%) Data Extraction
7 2 (0.54%) Data Integration
7 2 (0.54%) FMCG
7 2 (0.54%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (0.54%) Mathematics
8 1 (0.27%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.27%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 46 (12.50%) Windows
2 14 (3.80%) Windows 8
3 11 (2.99%) Windows Mobile
4 10 (2.72%) Windows Phone
4 10 (2.72%) Windows CE
5 8 (2.17%) Windows Phone 8
6 5 (1.36%) Apple iOS
7 4 (1.09%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (1.09%) Android
7 4 (1.09%) UNIX
8 3 (0.82%) Windows 7
9 2 (0.54%) Windows XP
10 1 (0.27%) Solaris
10 1 (0.27%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 110 (29.89%) MVC
2 98 (26.63%) Agile Software Development
3 51 (13.86%) TDD
4 48 (13.04%) CRM
5 46 (12.50%) Scrum
6 35 (9.51%) OO
7 28 (7.61%) Web Development
8 27 (7.34%) Unit Testing
9 24 (6.52%) Continuous Integration
10 18 (4.89%) Business Intelligence
10 18 (4.89%) E-Commerce
11 17 (4.62%) SOA
11 17 (4.62%) Technical Architecture
12 16 (4.35%) OOP
13 15 (4.08%) Software Engineering
13 15 (4.08%) BDD
14 12 (3.26%) Responsive Web Design
14 12 (3.26%) MVVM
14 12 (3.26%) Migration
15 10 (2.72%) Functional Programming
Programming Languages
1 146 (39.67%) JavaScript
2 106 (28.80%) SQL
3 48 (13.04%) VB.NET
4 32 (8.70%) T-SQL
5 20 (5.43%) VB
6 17 (4.62%) C++
7 11 (2.99%) PowerShell
8 10 (2.72%) Java
9 8 (2.17%) Embedded C++
10 6 (1.63%) PHP
10 6 (1.63%) VB6
11 5 (1.36%) XAML
12 4 (1.09%) VBScript
12 4 (1.09%) VBA
13 3 (0.82%) PL/SQL
13 3 (0.82%) Perl
14 2 (0.54%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
14 2 (0.54%) Python
14 2 (0.54%) XPath
14 2 (0.54%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 8 (2.17%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (1.90%) Degree
2 7 (1.90%) Security Cleared
3 6 (1.63%) SC Cleared
4 3 (0.82%) ISTQB
4 3 (0.82%) MCTS
4 3 (0.82%) ISEB
5 2 (0.54%) EnCE
5 2 (0.54%) MCITP
6 1 (0.27%) MCP
6 1 (0.27%) MCAD
6 1 (0.27%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (2.99%) QA
2 1 (0.27%) HL7
2 1 (0.27%) Data Quality
System Software
1 4 (1.09%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (0.27%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 114 (30.98%) Microsoft
2 10 (2.72%) Oracle
3 6 (1.63%) Sitecore
4 4 (1.09%) Nintex
5 2 (0.54%) Xamarin
5 2 (0.54%) Motorola
6 1 (0.27%) Perforce
6 1 (0.27%) Thunderhead
6 1 (0.27%) Google
6 1 (0.27%) Business Objects
6 1 (0.27%) Macromedia
6 1 (0.27%) HP
6 1 (0.27%) Red Hat
6 1 (0.27%) Apple
6 1 (0.27%) CODA
6 1 (0.27%) Facebook
6 1 (0.27%) Twitter
West Midlands
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £300 - £450 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Roc Search
Posted: 17 hours ago
Birmingham
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 20 hours ago
Birmingham
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £160 - £180 per day
Posted: Yesterday
West Midlands
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £300 - £375 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Coventry
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Rate: £180 - £200 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Roc Search
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £375 - £440 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
Staffordshire
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: competitive
Posted: 11 days ago
Coventry
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 14 days ago
Coventry
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £300 - £350 per day + Laptop
Posted: 15 days ago
West Midlands
Amoria Bond - UK
Posted: 25 days ago