The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire 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 29 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.

C#
East of England / Bedfordshire
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 18 6 21
Rank change year-on-year -12 +15  
Contract jobs citing C# 22 37 27
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 7.77% 11.90% 6.37%
As % of the Programming Languages category 26.19% 41.57% 27.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 22 23
Median daily rate £350 £408 £600
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -14.11% -32.08%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £331 £303 £269
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £607 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £50.20 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £38.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year +9.21% +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 Bedfordshire with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
Bedfordshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 84 89 100
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire 29.68% 28.62% 23.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 54 73
Median daily rate £375 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £312 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £590 £590
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +3.33% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 9 0
Median hourly rate £47.50 £48.25 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.55% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +3.75% +11.11%  

C#
Job Vacancy Trend in Bedfordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 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 Bedfordshire

C#
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for C# in Bedfordshire

C#
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Bedfordshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing C# in Bedfordshire over the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for C# in Bedfordshire

C#
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing C# in Bedfordshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for C# in Bedfordshire

C#
Contract Job Locations in Bedfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing C# within the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 29 March 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Luton -4 10 £413 -13.83% 2
Bedford +2 3 £350 -17.64% 5
C#
East of England

For the 6 months to 29 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 Bedfordshire region with a requirement for C#.

1 29 (65.91%) .NET
2 25 (56.82%) Agile Software Development
3 19 (43.18%) TDD
4 13 (29.55%) MVC
4 13 (29.55%) JavaScript
5 12 (27.27%) SQL Server
5 12 (27.27%) SQL
5 12 (27.27%) ASP.NET
6 11 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
6 11 (25.00%) TeamCity
6 11 (25.00%) Test Automation
7 10 (22.73%) SpecFlow
7 10 (22.73%) AngularJS
7 10 (22.73%) Continuous Delivery
7 10 (22.73%) BDD
7 10 (22.73%) E-Commerce
8 9 (20.45%) Feature Driven Development
8 9 (20.45%) QA
8 9 (20.45%) API Testing
8 9 (20.45%) SDET
8 9 (20.45%) ATDD
9 8 (18.18%) ASP.NET MVC
9 8 (18.18%) Microsoft
9 8 (18.18%) CSS
9 8 (18.18%) HTML
9 8 (18.18%) Scrum
10 7 (15.91%) Windows
10 7 (15.91%) SharePoint
10 7 (15.91%) ASP.NET Web API
11 6 (13.64%) Entity Framework

C#
Co-occurring IT Skills in Bedfordshire 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 7 (15.91%) SharePoint
2 4 (9.09%) SharePoint 2013
3 2 (4.55%) CMS
3 2 (4.55%) Sitecore CMS
4 1 (2.27%) IIS
4 1 (2.27%) SharePoint 2010
Business Applications
1 3 (6.82%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.82%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (4.55%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (2.27%) GitHub
3 1 (2.27%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.27%) Intranet
1 1 (2.27%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (27.27%) SQL Server
2 5 (11.36%) Blockchain
3 2 (4.55%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (4.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (2.27%) MongoDB
4 1 (2.27%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (2.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 11 (25.00%) TeamCity
2 10 (22.73%) SpecFlow
3 6 (13.64%) Visual Studio
4 5 (11.36%) Cucumber
4 5 (11.36%) JIRA
4 5 (11.36%) JUnit
4 5 (11.36%) TestNG
5 4 (9.09%) Selenium
5 4 (9.09%) SoapUI
6 3 (6.82%) JBehave
7 2 (4.55%) Ant
7 2 (4.55%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 2 (4.55%) Jenkins
7 2 (4.55%) Maven
7 2 (4.55%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (4.55%) WebDriver
8 1 (2.27%) Appium
8 1 (2.27%) Git (software)
8 1 (2.27%) NUnit
8 1 (2.27%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 5 (11.36%) Finance
2 2 (4.55%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 22 (50.00%) Developer
2 14 (31.82%) C# Developer
3 11 (25.00%) .NET Developer
3 11 (25.00%) C# .NET Developer
4 8 (18.18%) Test Engineer
5 7 (15.91%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
5 7 (15.91%) SQL Developer
6 6 (13.64%) Full Stack Developer
6 6 (13.64%) Test Automation Engineer
7 5 (11.36%) Angular Developer
7 5 (11.36%) Architect
7 5 (11.36%) Consultant
7 5 (11.36%) Software Developer
8 4 (9.09%) .NET Software Developer
8 4 (9.09%) C# Software Developer
8 4 (9.09%) Senior Test Engineer
8 4 (9.09%) SharePoint Consultant
9 3 (6.82%) Senior C# .NET Developer
9 3 (6.82%) Senior C# Software Developer
9 3 (6.82%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (65.91%) .NET
2 12 (27.27%) ASP.NET
3 10 (22.73%) AngularJS
4 8 (18.18%) ASP.NET MVC
4 8 (18.18%) CSS
4 8 (18.18%) HTML
5 7 (15.91%) ASP.NET Web API
6 6 (13.64%) .NET Framework
6 6 (13.64%) Entity Framework
6 6 (13.64%) jQuery
7 5 (11.36%) Web Services
8 3 (6.82%) REST
9 2 (4.55%) Gherkin
9 2 (4.55%) WinForms
9 2 (4.55%) XML
9 2 (4.55%) XSLT
10 1 (2.27%) JSON
10 1 (2.27%) LINQ
10 1 (2.27%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 1 (2.27%) Computer Science
1 1 (2.27%) Mobile App
1 1 (2.27%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 7 (15.91%) Windows
2 3 (6.82%) MVS
3 2 (4.55%) Android
3 2 (4.55%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (56.82%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (43.18%) TDD
3 13 (29.55%) MVC
4 11 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
4 11 (25.00%) Test Automation
5 10 (22.73%) BDD
5 10 (22.73%) Continuous Delivery
5 10 (22.73%) E-Commerce
6 9 (20.45%) API Testing
6 9 (20.45%) ATDD
6 9 (20.45%) Feature Driven Development
7 8 (18.18%) Scrum
8 5 (11.36%) Dependency Injection
8 5 (11.36%) Workflow
9 4 (9.09%) Defect Management
9 4 (9.09%) Front End Development
9 4 (9.09%) Web Development
10 3 (6.82%) SDLC
10 3 (6.82%) Software Engineering
10 3 (6.82%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 13 (29.55%) JavaScript
2 12 (27.27%) SQL
3 6 (13.64%) Python
3 6 (13.64%) Ruby
4 5 (11.36%) Perl
5 3 (6.82%) Java
5 3 (6.82%) T-SQL
6 2 (4.55%) PowerShell
7 1 (2.27%) VB
Qualifications
1 1 (2.27%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (20.45%) QA
1 9 (20.45%) SDET
Vendors
1 8 (18.18%) Microsoft
2 4 (9.09%) Sitecore
3 2 (4.55%) Nintex
3 2 (4.55%) Xamarin