The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 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 23 June 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#
West Midlands / Birmingham
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 25 22 16
Rank change year-on-year -3 -6  
Contract jobs citing C# 32 61 58
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 5.21% 7.49% 7.50%
As % of the Programming Languages category 14.22% 20.75% 23.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 50 37
Median daily rate £388 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.71% +7.69%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £318 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £410
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £350 £338
% change year-on-year +2.85% +3.70%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £17.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.25 £38.75 £39.00
% change year-on-year +6.45% -0.64%  

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 Birmingham with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
Birmingham
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 225 294 243
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 36.64% 36.12% 31.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 147 212 163
Median daily rate £388 £350 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.71% +2.94%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £289 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 6
Median hourly rate £28.50 £38.00 £26.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -25.00% +43.39%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £37.60 £23.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.45 £38.00 £28.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £36.50
% change year-on-year +13.33% +2.73%  

C#
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Birmingham 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 Birmingham

C#
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

Contractor daily rate trend for C# in Birmingham

C#
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing C# in Birmingham over the 3 months to 23 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for C# in Birmingham

C#
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for C# in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 Birmingham region with a requirement for C#.

1 43 (67.19%) .NET
2 28 (43.75%) MVC
3 25 (39.06%) Agile Software Development
4 24 (37.50%) SQL Server
4 24 (37.50%) ASP.NET
5 23 (35.94%) JavaScript
6 22 (34.38%) SQL
7 20 (31.25%) HTML
8 19 (29.69%) CSS
9 18 (28.13%) Microsoft
10 14 (21.88%) Visual Studio
10 14 (21.88%) HTML5
11 13 (20.31%) Microsoft Azure
12 12 (18.75%) ASP.NET MVC
13 10 (15.63%) Scrum
13 10 (15.63%) Finance
13 10 (15.63%) AngularJS
14 9 (14.06%) CSS3
14 9 (14.06%) Team Foundation Server
14 9 (14.06%) Web Services
15 8 (12.50%) Python
15 8 (12.50%) Workflow
15 8 (12.50%) Entity Framework
16 7 (10.94%) WCF
16 7 (10.94%) jQuery
16 7 (10.94%) Continuous Integration
16 7 (10.94%) TDD
16 7 (10.94%) .NET Framework
16 7 (10.94%) VB.NET
17 6 (9.38%) VB

C#
Co-occurring IT Skills in Birmingham 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 6 (9.38%) SharePoint
2 2 (3.13%) Apache Solr
2 2 (3.13%) CMS
2 2 (3.13%) Elasticsearch
2 2 (3.13%) IIS
2 2 (3.13%) ThingWorx
2 2 (3.13%) Tomcat
2 2 (3.13%) Umbraco
3 1 (1.56%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (1.56%) DNN
3 1 (1.56%) NServiceBus
3 1 (1.56%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 3 (4.69%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.56%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 5 (7.81%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (6.25%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (1.56%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 13 (20.31%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (6.25%) Dynamics 365
3 2 (3.13%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (1.56%) Office 365
4 1 (1.56%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.13%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (37.50%) SQL Server
2 5 (7.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (6.25%) RDBMS
3 4 (6.25%) Relational Database
4 3 (4.69%) DB2
4 3 (4.69%) PostgreSQL
4 3 (4.69%) Power BI
4 3 (4.69%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (3.13%) EDRMS
5 2 (3.13%) MySQL
5 2 (3.13%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (3.13%) SQL Server 2016
5 2 (3.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (1.56%) Apache Cassandra
6 1 (1.56%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (1.56%) NoSQL
6 1 (1.56%) QlikView
6 1 (1.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (1.56%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 14 (21.88%) Visual Studio
2 9 (14.06%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (4.69%) NUnit
3 3 (4.69%) Visual Studio Team System
4 2 (3.13%) Moq
4 2 (3.13%) Subversion
5 1 (1.56%) CruiseControl
5 1 (1.56%) Git (software)
5 1 (1.56%) JIRA
5 1 (1.56%) Mercurial
5 1 (1.56%) MSTest
5 1 (1.56%) Selenium
5 1 (1.56%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 1 (1.56%) TortoiseSVN
General
1 10 (15.63%) Finance
2 6 (9.38%) Automotive
3 5 (7.81%) Manufacturing
4 3 (4.69%) Banking
4 3 (4.69%) Retail
5 2 (3.13%) Legal
6 1 (1.56%) Investment Banking
6 1 (1.56%) Marketing
6 1 (1.56%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 51 (79.69%) Developer
2 30 (46.88%) .NET Developer
3 26 (40.63%) C# Developer
4 20 (31.25%) C# .NET Developer
5 13 (20.31%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
6 11 (17.19%) Senior .NET Developer
6 11 (17.19%) Senior Developer
7 10 (15.63%) ASP.NET Developer
8 8 (12.50%) Senior C# .NET Developer
8 8 (12.50%) Senior C# Developer
9 7 (10.94%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 5 (7.81%) JavaScript Developer
11 4 (6.25%) Microsoft Developer
11 4 (6.25%) SharePoint Developer
12 3 (4.69%) Architect
12 3 (4.69%) Automation Engineer
12 3 (4.69%) CRM Developer
12 3 (4.69%) SQL Developer
13 2 (3.13%) Active Directory Engineer
13 2 (3.13%) C# VB.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (67.19%) .NET
2 24 (37.50%) ASP.NET
3 20 (31.25%) HTML
4 19 (29.69%) CSS
5 14 (21.88%) HTML5
6 12 (18.75%) ASP.NET MVC
7 10 (15.63%) AngularJS
8 9 (14.06%) CSS3
8 9 (14.06%) Web Services
9 8 (12.50%) Entity Framework
10 7 (10.94%) .NET Framework
10 7 (10.94%) jQuery
10 7 (10.94%) WCF
11 6 (9.38%) ASP.NET Web API
12 4 (6.25%) WPF
12 4 (6.25%) XML
13 3 (4.69%) ASP.NET MVC 5
13 3 (4.69%) ASP.NET Web Forms
13 3 (4.69%) RESTful
13 3 (4.69%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 4 (6.25%) FMCG
2 3 (4.69%) AS400
2 3 (4.69%) SCADA
2 3 (4.69%) User Experience
3 2 (3.13%) Computer Science
3 2 (3.13%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (1.56%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.56%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.56%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 2 (3.13%) Linux
1 2 (3.13%) Windows
2 1 (1.56%) Android
2 1 (1.56%) Apple iOS
2 1 (1.56%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (43.75%) MVC
2 25 (39.06%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (15.63%) Scrum
4 8 (12.50%) Workflow
5 7 (10.94%) Continuous Integration
5 7 (10.94%) TDD
6 6 (9.38%) CRM
7 5 (7.81%) Front End Development
8 4 (6.25%) Business Intelligence
8 4 (6.25%) Task Automation
9 3 (4.69%) Business Analysis
9 3 (4.69%) Content Management
9 3 (4.69%) Software Engineering
9 3 (4.69%) Test Automation
9 3 (4.69%) Unit Testing
9 3 (4.69%) Web Development
10 2 (3.13%) BDD
10 2 (3.13%) E-Discovery
10 2 (3.13%) Electronic Discovery Reference Model
10 2 (3.13%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 23 (35.94%) JavaScript
2 22 (34.38%) SQL
3 8 (12.50%) Python
4 7 (10.94%) VB.NET
5 6 (9.38%) PowerShell
5 6 (9.38%) VB
6 5 (7.81%) Java
7 4 (6.25%) T-SQL
8 3 (4.69%) RPG
8 3 (4.69%) RPG IV
9 2 (3.13%) Perl
9 2 (3.13%) VBA
10 1 (1.56%) C
10 1 (1.56%) TypeScript
10 1 (1.56%) VB6
Qualifications
1 6 (9.38%) Degree
2 2 (3.13%) SC Cleared
2 2 (3.13%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.56%) Master's Degree
System Software
1 6 (9.38%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (1.56%) FTK
Vendors
1 18 (28.13%) Microsoft
2 4 (6.25%) IBM
3 3 (4.69%) CA
4 1 (1.56%) Cincom
4 1 (1.56%) JD Edwards
4 1 (1.56%) Nuix
4 1 (1.56%) Oracle
4 1 (1.56%) SAP
4 1 (1.56%) Sitecore
4 1 (1.56%) Telerik
4 1 (1.56%) Xamarin
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