Period
to 15 December 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Blackpool with a requirement for C# skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited C# over the 6 months to 15 December 2018 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#
Lancashire > Blackpool
6 months to
15 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 18 25 31
Rank change year-on-year +7 +6 +2
Contract jobs citing C# 27 7 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Blackpool 12.11% 6.25% 5.94%
As % of the Programming Languages category 24.32% 10.29% 19.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 13 12
Blackpool median daily rate £450 £400 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% +11.11% -18.46%
10th Percentile £225 £335 £326
90th Percentile £524 £400 £399
Lancashire median daily rate £400 £375 £325
% change year-on-year +6.67% +15.38% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Blackpool median hourly rate - - -
Lancashire median hourly rate £38.86 £42.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year -8.56% +6.25% -

C# is in the Programming Languages category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Blackpool with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
Blackpool
Contract vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 111 68 62
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Blackpool 49.78% 60.71% 30.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 88 61 56
Blackpool median daily rate £490 £433 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.29% +4.22% -3.49%
10th Percentile £376 £363 £325
90th Percentile £641 £645 £575
Lancashire median daily rate £463 £411 £375
% change year-on-year +12.46% +9.67% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Blackpool median hourly rate £35.00 - -
Lancashire median hourly rate £36.25 £42.50 £39.88
% change year-on-year -14.71% +6.58% -0.31%

C#
Job Vacancy Trend in Blackpool

Job postings citing C# as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Blackpool.

Job vacancy trend for C# in Blackpool

C#
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Blackpool

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

Contractor daily rate trend for C# in Blackpool

C#
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Blackpool

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing C# in Blackpool over the 6 months to 15 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for C# in Blackpool

C#
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Blackpool

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for C# in Blackpool

For the 6 months to 15 December 2018, IT contractor jobs citing C# also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Blackpool region with a requirement for C#.

1 22 (81.48%) .NET
2 21 (77.78%) CRM
2 21 (77.78%) Agile Software Development
3 19 (70.37%) TDD
4 17 (62.96%) Continuous Integration
5 15 (55.56%) Dynamics CRM
6 13 (48.15%) Microsoft
7 11 (40.74%) Continuous Deployment
8 9 (33.33%) Back Office
9 7 (25.93%) MVC
9 7 (25.93%) SQL
10 6 (22.22%) QA
10 6 (22.22%) HTML
10 6 (22.22%) Java
10 6 (22.22%) SQL Server
10 6 (22.22%) CSS
10 6 (22.22%) Test Automation
10 6 (22.22%) BDD
11 5 (18.52%) Cucumber
11 5 (18.52%) Gatling
11 5 (18.52%) The Grinder
11 5 (18.52%) Selenium
11 5 (18.52%) Integration Testing
12 4 (14.81%) Performance Testing
13 3 (11.11%) Scrum
14 2 (7.41%) JMeter
14 2 (7.41%) JIRA
14 2 (7.41%) Security Testing
14 2 (7.41%) SpecFlow
14 2 (7.41%) Jenkins

C#
Co-occurring IT Skills in Blackpool 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:

Business Applications
1 15 (55.56%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (22.22%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (18.52%) Cucumber
1 5 (18.52%) Gatling
1 5 (18.52%) Selenium
1 5 (18.52%) The Grinder
2 2 (7.41%) Jenkins
2 2 (7.41%) JIRA
2 2 (7.41%) JMeter
2 2 (7.41%) SpecFlow
2 2 (7.41%) Travis CI
3 1 (3.70%) WebDriver
General
1 9 (33.33%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 21 (77.78%) Developer
2 12 (44.44%) Microsoft Developer
3 7 (25.93%) .NET Developer
4 5 (18.52%) Backend Developer
4 5 (18.52%) QA Engineer
5 4 (14.81%) CRM Developer
6 3 (11.11%) Java Engineer
6 3 (11.11%) Senior Java Engineer
6 3 (11.11%) Senior QA Engineer
7 2 (7.41%) Dynamics CRM Developer
8 1 (3.70%) Automation Consultant
8 1 (3.70%) Consultant
8 1 (3.70%) Full Stack Developer
8 1 (3.70%) Lead Developer
8 1 (3.70%) QA Consultant
8 1 (3.70%) Senior Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (81.48%) .NET
2 6 (22.22%) CSS
2 6 (22.22%) HTML
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (77.78%) Agile Software Development
1 21 (77.78%) CRM
2 19 (70.37%) TDD
3 17 (62.96%) Continuous Integration
4 11 (40.74%) Continuous Deployment
5 7 (25.93%) MVC
6 6 (22.22%) BDD
6 6 (22.22%) Test Automation
7 5 (18.52%) Integration Testing
8 4 (14.81%) Performance Testing
9 3 (11.11%) Scrum
10 2 (7.41%) Defect Management
10 2 (7.41%) Security Testing
11 1 (3.70%) Exploratory Testing
11 1 (3.70%) Kanban
11 1 (3.70%) Load Testing
11 1 (3.70%) QA Automation
11 1 (3.70%) Stress Testing
11 1 (3.70%) Test Scripting
11 1 (3.70%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 7 (25.93%) SQL
2 6 (22.22%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (3.70%) BPSS Clearance
1 1 (3.70%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (22.22%) QA
Vendors
1 13 (48.15%) Microsoft