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 May 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 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
C#
Rank 14 13 10
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -3
Contract jobs citing C# 214 199 195
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 7.97% 8.47% 11.23%
As % of the Programming Languages category 24.63% 26.60% 34.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 150 129 97
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£338 £325 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.84% +3.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £232 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £400 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Average hourly rate £37.00 - £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.62 £35.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+7.48% -6.66%
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
869 748 558
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 32.35% 31.83% 32.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 540 440 272
Average daily rate £330 £320 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £445
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 26 22
Average hourly rate £27.42 £32.50 £37.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.62% -12.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.58 £12.40 £15.31
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £37.50 £37.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £36.20 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-0.55% +3.42%

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 May 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 May 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
Staffordshire +3 64 £360 +10.76% 22
Birmingham -4 63 £325 - 49
Coventry -2 32 £320 +3.22% 14
Warwickshire -14 17 £325 +3.17% 26
Shropshire -2 15 £400 +52.38% 3
Solihull +10 4 £325 -2.98% 20
Worcestershire +1 2 - - 18
Wolverhampton +4 1 - - 2
C#
England

C#
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 4 May 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#.

1 305 (87.90%) .NET
2 178 (51.30%) SQL Server
3 173 (49.86%) ASP.NET
4 123 (35.45%) SQL
5 119 (34.29%) JavaScript
6 112 (32.28%) MVC
7 93 (26.80%) HTML
8 85 (24.50%) Agile Software Development
9 84 (24.21%) CSS
10 79 (22.77%) .NET Framework
11 66 (19.02%) Microsoft
11 66 (19.02%) jQuery
12 58 (16.71%) WCF
13 56 (16.14%) XML
14 54 (15.56%) Web Services
15 47 (13.54%) ASP.NET MVC
16 46 (13.26%) TDD
17 39 (11.24%) SharePoint
18 38 (10.95%) SOA
18 38 (10.95%) VB.NET
19 37 (10.66%) Visual Studio
20 36 (10.37%) T-SQL
21 35 (10.09%) Entity Framework
22 33 (9.51%) Ajax
23 32 (9.22%) Scrum
24 31 (8.93%) Oracle
25 29 (8.36%) Finance
26 28 (8.07%) WPF
27 27 (7.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
27 27 (7.78%) Security Cleared

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

For the 6 months to 4 May 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 39 (11.24%) SharePoint
2 20 (5.76%) BizTalk Server
3 14 (4.03%) Umbraco
4 13 (3.75%) SharePoint 2013
5 10 (2.88%) IIS
5 10 (2.88%) CMS
6 6 (1.73%) Sitecore CMS
6 6 (1.73%) SharePoint 2010
7 2 (0.58%) WebSphere
7 2 (0.58%) Kentico
7 2 (0.58%) Sitefinity
8 1 (0.29%) Apache
Applications
1 17 (4.90%) MS Excel
2 8 (2.31%) PowerPivot
3 4 (1.15%) MS Office
4 3 (0.86%) InfoPath
4 3 (0.86%) Photoshop
5 2 (0.58%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.29%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.29%) Maya
Business Applications
1 17 (4.90%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (2.02%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.58%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.29%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.15%) Google Analytics
2 2 (0.58%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (0.58%) Adobe Analytics
2 2 (0.58%) Office 365
3 1 (0.29%) SaaS
3 1 (0.29%) Boomi
Communications & Networking
1 6 (1.73%) Internet
2 5 (1.44%) Network Security
2 5 (1.44%) ASN.1
3 4 (1.15%) X.509
3 4 (1.15%) HTTP
4 3 (0.86%) Intranet
5 1 (0.29%) Skype
5 1 (0.29%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 178 (51.30%) SQL Server
2 27 (7.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 24 (6.92%) SQL Server 2008
4 20 (5.76%) SQL Server 2012
4 20 (5.76%) Oracle Database
5 19 (5.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 11 (3.17%) Relational Database
6 11 (3.17%) SQL Server 2005
7 5 (1.44%) PerformancePoint
7 5 (1.44%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 4 (1.15%) Data Mining
8 4 (1.15%) MySQL
9 3 (0.86%) Microsoft Power View
9 3 (0.86%) OLAP Cube
9 3 (0.86%) OLAP
9 3 (0.86%) MS Access
9 3 (0.86%) Data Warehouse
9 3 (0.86%) RDBMS
10 2 (0.58%) NoSQL
11 1 (0.29%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 37 (10.66%) Visual Studio
2 21 (6.05%) Team Foundation Server
3 13 (3.75%) Git (software)
4 10 (2.88%) Subversion
5 6 (1.73%) ReSharper
6 3 (0.86%) SpecFlow
6 3 (0.86%) JIRA
6 3 (0.86%) Selenium
6 3 (0.86%) Oracle Forms
7 2 (0.58%) QuickTest Pro
7 2 (0.58%) NUnit
7 2 (0.58%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 2 (0.58%) TestComplete
7 2 (0.58%) WebDriver
7 2 (0.58%) TeamCity
7 2 (0.58%) MSBuild
8 1 (0.29%) WiX
8 1 (0.29%) Moq
8 1 (0.29%) XMLUnit
8 1 (0.29%) MSTest
General
1 29 (8.36%) Finance
2 12 (3.46%) Advertising
3 9 (2.59%) Back Office
4 5 (1.44%) Law
4 5 (1.44%) Retail
5 4 (1.15%) Games
6 3 (0.86%) Marketing
6 3 (0.86%) Automotive
7 2 (0.58%) Electronics
8 1 (0.29%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.29%) Banking
8 1 (0.29%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 281 (80.98%) Developer
2 128 (36.89%) .NET Developer
3 80 (23.05%) C# Developer
4 42 (12.10%) C# .NET Developer
5 28 (8.07%) ASP.NET Developer
6 19 (5.48%) Senior Developer
7 18 (5.19%) Software Developer
8 17 (4.90%) Web Developer
9 15 (4.32%) Software Engineer
9 15 (4.32%) SharePoint Developer
10 13 (3.75%) Architect
11 12 (3.46%) Analyst
11 12 (3.46%) C# ASP.NET Developer
11 12 (3.46%) Team Leader
12 11 (3.17%) Development Team Leader
12 11 (3.17%) .NET Team Leader
13 10 (2.88%) Software Development Team Leader
13 10 (2.88%) Software Team Leader
14 9 (2.59%) CRM Developer
14 9 (2.59%) BizTalk Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 305 (87.90%) .NET
2 173 (49.86%) ASP.NET
3 93 (26.80%) HTML
4 84 (24.21%) CSS
5 79 (22.77%) .NET Framework
6 66 (19.02%) jQuery
7 58 (16.71%) WCF
8 56 (16.14%) XML
9 54 (15.56%) Web Services
10 47 (13.54%) ASP.NET MVC
11 35 (10.09%) Entity Framework
12 33 (9.51%) Ajax
13 28 (8.07%) WPF
14 25 (7.20%) HTML5
15 22 (6.34%) CSS3
16 21 (6.05%) XSLT
16 21 (6.05%) SOAP
16 21 (6.05%) WinForms
17 18 (5.19%) Razor View Engine
18 14 (4.03%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 21 (6.05%) N-Tier
2 10 (2.88%) Open Source
3 5 (1.44%) Mobile App
3 5 (1.44%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (1.15%) Management Information System
4 4 (1.15%) NHS
4 4 (1.15%) PKI
4 4 (1.15%) Cryptography
5 3 (0.86%) Computer Science
6 2 (0.58%) Client/Server
6 2 (0.58%) User Experience
6 2 (0.58%) Visualisation
6 2 (0.58%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.29%) iPad
7 1 (0.29%) Learning Management System
7 1 (0.29%) SCORM
7 1 (0.29%) E-Learning
7 1 (0.29%) 3D Graphics
7 1 (0.29%) STB
7 1 (0.29%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 18 (5.19%) Windows
2 8 (2.31%) Linux
3 5 (1.44%) Windows Server 2012
3 5 (1.44%) Apple iOS
4 2 (0.58%) Android
5 1 (0.29%) Windows 8
5 1 (0.29%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.29%) Windows Mobile
5 1 (0.29%) UNIX
5 1 (0.29%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 112 (32.28%) MVC
2 85 (24.50%) Agile Software Development
3 46 (13.26%) TDD
4 38 (10.95%) SOA
5 32 (9.22%) Scrum
6 26 (7.49%) Software Engineering
7 24 (6.92%) CRM
8 23 (6.63%) OO
9 22 (6.34%) E-Commerce
10 19 (5.48%) Web Development
11 17 (4.90%) Unit Testing
12 13 (3.75%) Continuous Integration
13 12 (3.46%) Workflow
13 12 (3.46%) Responsive Web Design
14 11 (3.17%) OOP
15 9 (2.59%) Resource Management
16 8 (2.31%) Migration
17 7 (2.02%) Performance Tuning
17 7 (2.02%) Business Intelligence
18 6 (1.73%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 123 (35.45%) SQL
2 119 (34.29%) JavaScript
3 38 (10.95%) VB.NET
4 36 (10.37%) T-SQL
5 23 (6.63%) VB
6 16 (4.61%) C++
7 8 (2.31%) PHP
8 7 (2.02%) Java
9 6 (1.73%) C
9 6 (1.73%) VBScript
9 6 (1.73%) X++
10 5 (1.44%) VB6
11 4 (1.15%) VC++
12 3 (0.86%) Objective-C
12 3 (0.86%) XPath
12 3 (0.86%) VBA
12 3 (0.86%) XAML
13 2 (0.58%) Python
13 2 (0.58%) PL/SQL
13 2 (0.58%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 27 (7.78%) Security Cleared
2 26 (7.49%) SC Cleared
3 10 (2.88%) Degree
4 2 (0.58%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.29%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.29%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 1 (0.29%) MCTS
5 1 (0.29%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (2.31%) QA
2 1 (0.29%) HL7
System Software
1 4 (1.15%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (0.29%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 66 (19.02%) Microsoft
2 31 (8.93%) Oracle
3 21 (6.05%) IBM
4 11 (3.17%) Sitecore
5 6 (1.73%) i2
6 5 (1.44%) Google
7 3 (0.86%) TIBCO
7 3 (0.86%) Adobe
8 2 (0.58%) MKS
8 2 (0.58%) HP
8 2 (0.58%) Omniture
8 2 (0.58%) DevExpress
9 1 (0.29%) Xamarin
9 1 (0.29%) Twitter
9 1 (0.29%) Ektron
9 1 (0.29%) EPiServer
9 1 (0.29%) Thunderhead
9 1 (0.29%) Business Objects
9 1 (0.29%) Salesforce.com
9 1 (0.29%) Dell
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