The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Bedford with a requirement for C# skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited C# over the 3 months to 27 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
C#
Bedfordshire / Bedford
Rank 8 10 7
Rank change year-on-year +2 -3  
Contract jobs citing C# 3 1 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedford 7.89% 2.86% 15.38%
As % of the Programming Languages category 27.27% 6.25% 37.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 5
Median daily rate £350 £425 £485
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -17.64% -12.37%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.57 £38.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year +9.39% +8.57%  

C# is in the programming language skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Bedford with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
Bedford
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 11 16 16
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bedford 28.95% 45.71% 41.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 13 11
Median daily rate £450 £375 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.00% +17.18%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +4.00% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £19.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.64 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +4.10% +11.11%  

C#
Job Vacancy Trend in Bedford

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Bedford citing C# as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Programming Languages category.

Job vacancy trend for C# in Bedford

C#
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Bedford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing C# in Bedford.

Contractor daily rate trend for C# in Bedford

C#
Top 27 Related IT Skills in Bedford

For the 6 months to 27 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing C# also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Bedford region with a requirement for C#.

1 2 (50.00%) Workflow
1 2 (50.00%) SQL
1 2 (50.00%) .NET
1 2 (50.00%) SharePoint 2013
1 2 (50.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (25.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (25.00%) Software Engineering
2 1 (25.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (25.00%) Refactoring
2 1 (25.00%) Selenium
2 1 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Data Protection
2 1 (25.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (25.00%) BDD
2 1 (25.00%) SoapUI
2 1 (25.00%) SpecFlow
2 1 (25.00%) Gherkin
2 1 (25.00%) Agile Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Data Modelling
2 1 (25.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (25.00%) Continuous Delivery
2 1 (25.00%) API Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Exploratory Testing
2 1 (25.00%) OO
2 1 (25.00%) CRM
2 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (25.00%) NUnit

C#
Top Related IT Skills in Bedford by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (50.00%) SharePoint
1 2 (50.00%) SharePoint 2013
Business Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) NUnit
1 1 (25.00%) Selenium
1 1 (25.00%) SoapUI
1 1 (25.00%) SpecFlow
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Consultant
2 2 (50.00%) SharePoint Consultant
3 1 (25.00%) Automation Tester
3 1 (25.00%) CRM Consultant
3 1 (25.00%) Dynamics CRM Consultant
3 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Consultant
3 1 (25.00%) Microsoft CRM Consultant
3 1 (25.00%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (50.00%) .NET
2 1 (25.00%) Gherkin
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Workflow
2 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (25.00%) Agile Testing
2 1 (25.00%) API Testing
2 1 (25.00%) BDD
2 1 (25.00%) Continuous Delivery
2 1 (25.00%) CRM
2 1 (25.00%) Data Modelling
2 1 (25.00%) Data Protection
2 1 (25.00%) Exploratory Testing
2 1 (25.00%) OO
2 1 (25.00%) Refactoring
2 1 (25.00%) Software Engineering
2 1 (25.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (25.00%) JavaScript