Period
to 20 September 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 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 20 September 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#
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
20 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 17 25 32
Rank change year-on-year +8 +7 +19
Contract jobs citing C# 109 80 94
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 8.38% 6.39% 5.46%
As % of the Programming Languages category 19.19% 18.18% 13.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 84 59 69
Cheshire median daily rate £375 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% +7.69% -18.75%
10th Percentile £302 £274 £223
90th Percentile £443 £455 £425
North West median daily rate £375 £350 £335
% change year-on-year +7.14% +4.48% -4.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 9 7
Cheshire median hourly rate £45.00 £32.00 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +40.63% -1.54% -13.33%
10th Percentile £42.50 £30.00 £27.06
90th Percentile £47.50 £35.40 £40.15
North West median hourly rate £39.00 £40.00 £35.50
% change year-on-year -2.50% +12.68% -8.39%

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 Cheshire with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
Cheshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 568 440 681
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 43.69% 35.17% 39.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 399 316 513
Cheshire median daily rate £380 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.00% +3.23% -3.13%
10th Percentile £300 £288 £269
90th Percentile £500 £503 £500
North West median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 15 12
Cheshire median hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.67% -7.69% -13.33%
10th Percentile £20.00 £27.00 £13.10
90th Percentile £47.50 £57.00 £38.93
North West median hourly rate £35.00 £38.75 £28.50
% change year-on-year -9.68% +35.96% -22.97%

C#
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

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

Job vacancy trend for C# in Cheshire

C#
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for C# in Cheshire

C#
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing C# in Cheshire over the 6 months to 20 September 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for C# in Cheshire

C#
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for C# in Cheshire

C#
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing C# within the Cheshire region over the 6 months to 20 September 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Chester +18 42 £375 +13.81% 20
Crewe -12 13 £375 -6.25% 5
Warrington -11 11 £450 +24.14% 32
Knutsford -4 10 £331 -17.19% 8
Wilmslow -6 3 £375 +11.11% 6
Alderley Edge - 2 £225 - 2
Ellesmere Port - 2 £363 - 2
Nantwich -3 1 £375 - 9
Macclesfield - 1 £350 - 2
C#
North West

For the 6 months to 20 September 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 Cheshire region with a requirement for C#.

1 101 (92.66%) .NET
2 54 (49.54%) Agile Software Development
3 47 (43.12%) SQL
4 42 (38.53%) SQL Server
4 42 (38.53%) ASP.NET
5 36 (33.03%) .NET Framework
6 35 (32.11%) MVC
7 30 (27.52%) Web Services
8 27 (24.77%) JavaScript
9 26 (23.85%) Microsoft Azure
9 26 (23.85%) Entity Framework
10 25 (22.94%) ASP.NET Web API
10 25 (22.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 24 (22.02%) Microsoft
12 22 (20.18%) .NET Core
13 21 (19.27%) AngularJS
14 20 (18.35%) Visual Studio
15 18 (16.51%) Problem-Solving
16 17 (15.60%) Relational Database
16 17 (15.60%) Project Management
17 16 (14.68%) Business Intelligence
17 16 (14.68%) TDD
17 16 (14.68%) NoSQL
18 14 (12.84%) Teradata
18 14 (12.84%) DB2
18 14 (12.84%) Redis
18 14 (12.84%) PowerShell
18 14 (12.84%) Docker
19 13 (11.93%) ASP.NET MVC
19 13 (11.93%) Scrum

C#
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire 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 9 (8.26%) SharePoint
2 5 (4.59%) BizTalk Server
2 5 (4.59%) CMS
3 4 (3.67%) SharePoint 2013
4 3 (2.75%) Umbraco
5 2 (1.83%) IBM Notes
6 1 (0.92%) OpenEdge
Applications
1 2 (1.83%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (1.83%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 11 (10.09%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.92%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 26 (23.85%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (4.59%) Dynamics 365
3 3 (2.75%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (2.75%) GitHub
4 2 (1.83%) Office 365
4 2 (1.83%) Trello
5 1 (0.92%) AtomSphere
5 1 (0.92%) Boomi
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.92%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (38.53%) SQL Server
2 25 (22.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 17 (15.60%) Relational Database
4 16 (14.68%) NoSQL
5 14 (12.84%) DB2
5 14 (12.84%) Redis
6 12 (11.01%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 4 (3.67%) Oracle Database
8 3 (2.75%) Crystal Reports
8 3 (2.75%) MySQL
8 3 (2.75%) Oracle Database 11g
9 2 (1.83%) EDRMS
9 2 (1.83%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 1 (0.92%) Azure SQL Database
10 1 (0.92%) Big Data
10 1 (0.92%) MongoDB
10 1 (0.92%) Power BI
10 1 (0.92%) QlikView
10 1 (0.92%) SQL Server 2008
10 1 (0.92%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 20 (18.35%) Visual Studio
2 6 (5.50%) Git (software)
2 6 (5.50%) TeamCity
3 5 (4.59%) Octopus Deploy
4 4 (3.67%) gulp
4 4 (3.67%) Jenkins
4 4 (3.67%) JIRA
4 4 (3.67%) Selenium
5 3 (2.75%) Bitbucket
5 3 (2.75%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (2.75%) Visual Studio Team System
6 2 (1.83%) Subversion
7 1 (0.92%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 1 (0.92%) Cucumber
7 1 (0.92%) HP UFT
7 1 (0.92%) JMeter
7 1 (0.92%) MSBuild
7 1 (0.92%) Plastic SCM
7 1 (0.92%) SpecFlow
7 1 (0.92%) webpack
General
1 10 (9.17%) Finance
2 5 (4.59%) Marketing
3 2 (1.83%) Banking
4 1 (0.92%) Automotive
4 1 (0.92%) Games
4 1 (0.92%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (0.92%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 89 (81.65%) Developer
2 51 (46.79%) .NET Developer
3 24 (22.02%) C# Developer
4 19 (17.43%) C# .NET Developer
5 15 (13.76%) Lead Developer
6 12 (11.01%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
7 10 (9.17%) ASP.NET Developer
8 8 (7.34%) Angular Developer
8 8 (7.34%) Full Stack Developer
8 8 (7.34%) Lead .NET Developer
9 7 (6.42%) SQL Developer
10 6 (5.50%) C# ASP.NET Developer
11 5 (4.59%) Automation Engineer
12 4 (3.67%) SharePoint Developer
12 4 (3.67%) Software Developer
12 4 (3.67%) T-SQL Developer
13 3 (2.75%) CRM Developer
13 3 (2.75%) Dynamics CRM Developer
13 3 (2.75%) PHP Developer
13 3 (2.75%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 101 (92.66%) .NET
2 42 (38.53%) ASP.NET
3 36 (33.03%) .NET Framework
4 30 (27.52%) Web Services
5 26 (23.85%) Entity Framework
6 25 (22.94%) ASP.NET Web API
7 22 (20.18%) .NET Core
8 21 (19.27%) AngularJS
9 13 (11.93%) ASP.NET MVC
10 12 (11.01%) CSS
11 11 (10.09%) HTML
12 4 (3.67%) REST
12 4 (3.67%) SOAP
12 4 (3.67%) WCF
13 2 (1.83%) Angular 2
13 2 (1.83%) Middleware
13 2 (1.83%) RESTful
13 2 (1.83%) Ruby on Rails
13 2 (1.83%) Spring
14 1 (0.92%) Apache Flex
Miscellaneous
1 5 (4.59%) Enterprise Software
2 4 (3.67%) Greenfield Project
2 4 (3.67%) Mobile App
2 4 (3.67%) User Experience
3 3 (2.75%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (2.75%) Management Information System
4 2 (1.83%) Data Structures
5 1 (0.92%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.92%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 10 (9.17%) Linux
2 9 (8.26%) Windows
3 7 (6.42%) Unix
4 5 (4.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.92%) Android
5 1 (0.92%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.92%) Oracle Linux
5 1 (0.92%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.92%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (49.54%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (32.11%) MVC
3 18 (16.51%) Problem-Solving
4 17 (15.60%) Project Management
5 16 (14.68%) Business Intelligence
5 16 (14.68%) TDD
6 13 (11.93%) Scrum
7 11 (10.09%) CRM
8 10 (9.17%) Migration
8 10 (9.17%) Software Engineering
9 9 (8.26%) Workflow
10 8 (7.34%) Continuous Integration
11 7 (6.42%) DevOps
11 7 (6.42%) Test Automation
12 6 (5.50%) Microservices
12 6 (5.50%) Unit Testing
13 5 (4.59%) BDD
13 5 (4.59%) Content Management
13 5 (4.59%) Pair Programming
13 5 (4.59%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 47 (43.12%) SQL
2 27 (24.77%) JavaScript
3 14 (12.84%) PowerShell
4 12 (11.01%) T-SQL
5 10 (9.17%) Python
6 9 (8.26%) Java
7 8 (7.34%) PHP
8 6 (5.50%) Shell Script
8 6 (5.50%) VB.NET
9 5 (4.59%) TypeScript
10 4 (3.67%) Ruby
10 4 (3.67%) VB
11 3 (2.75%) C++
11 3 (2.75%) VBA
12 2 (1.83%) C
12 2 (1.83%) LotusScript
13 1 (0.92%) Go
13 1 (0.92%) OpenEdge ABL
13 1 (0.92%) PL/SQL
13 1 (0.92%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 3 (2.75%) Security Cleared
2 2 (1.83%) MCSA
2 2 (1.83%) MCSE
2 2 (1.83%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (1.83%) SC Cleared
3 1 (0.92%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (0.92%) Degree
3 1 (0.92%) ISEB
3 1 (0.92%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.83%) GDPR
2 1 (0.92%) QA
System Software
1 14 (12.84%) Docker
2 1 (0.92%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.92%) Hyper-V
2 1 (0.92%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (4.59%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (3.67%) NetBackup
2 4 (3.67%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 1 (0.92%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.92%) Puppet
Vendors
1 24 (22.02%) Microsoft
2 14 (12.84%) Teradata
3 7 (6.42%) Oracle
4 4 (3.67%) Isilon
4 4 (3.67%) NetApp
5 2 (1.83%) Lotus
5 2 (1.83%) Xamarin
6 1 (0.92%) Atlassian
6 1 (0.92%) Dell
6 1 (0.92%) Fortinet
6 1 (0.92%) HP
6 1 (0.92%) Progress
6 1 (0.92%) Sage
6 1 (0.92%) VMware