Period
to 18 February 2019

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 18 February 2019 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
18 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 17 26 33
Rank change year-on-year +9 +7 -4
Contract jobs citing C# 95 78 65
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 8.01% 6.02% 5.32%
As % of the Programming Languages category 21.25% 17.37% 17.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 66 52
Cheshire median daily rate £425 £325 £373
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +30.77% -12.75% +14.62%
10th Percentile £331 £258 £264
90th Percentile £525 £400 £513
North West median daily rate £389 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +11.14% - +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Cheshire median hourly rate £45.00 - £50.00
North West median hourly rate £39.25 £40.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year -1.88% -5.88% +13.33%

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 447 449 371
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 37.69% 34.67% 30.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 283 311 281
Cheshire median daily rate £400 £375 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% -3.23% -
10th Percentile £306 £256 £275
90th Percentile £500 £545 £500
North West median daily rate £400 £395 £375
% change year-on-year +1.27% +5.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 12 8
Cheshire median hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £34.99
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.29% +0.04% +118.67%
10th Percentile £26.50 £27.00 £15.98
90th Percentile £47.50 £43.25 £46.47
North West median hourly rate £36.25 £39.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year -7.05% -2.50% +8.11%

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 18 February 2019.

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 18 February 2019. 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
Crewe +14 23 £448 -10.50% 6
Warrington +15 20 £500 +48.70% 33
Chester +7 20 £388 - 31
Knutsford -9 7 £393 +23.14% 6
Wilmslow -3 3 £425 +6.25% 14
Nantwich - 1 £335 - 5
Northwich - 1 £385 - 5
C#
North West

For the 6 months to 18 February 2019, 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 72 (75.79%) .NET
2 40 (42.11%) SQL
2 40 (42.11%) ASP.NET
3 39 (41.05%) Agile Software Development
4 38 (40.00%) Microsoft
5 35 (36.84%) SQL Server
6 32 (33.68%) JavaScript
7 31 (32.63%) HTML
7 31 (32.63%) MVC
8 30 (31.58%) Web Services
8 30 (31.58%) CRM
9 28 (29.47%) SOAP
10 25 (26.32%) Dynamics CRM
11 22 (23.16%) REST
12 21 (22.11%) Workflow
13 20 (21.05%) .NET Framework
13 20 (21.05%) Test Automation
13 20 (21.05%) AngularJS
14 18 (18.95%) Scrum
15 17 (17.89%) ASP.NET Web API
15 17 (17.89%) Microservices
16 16 (16.84%) ASP.NET MVC
17 15 (15.79%) Microsoft Azure
17 15 (15.79%) TDD
17 15 (15.79%) CSS
17 15 (15.79%) Windows
18 13 (13.68%) Java
18 13 (13.68%) DevOps
18 13 (13.68%) Jenkins
19 12 (12.63%) ADO.NET

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 6 (6.32%) SharePoint
1 6 (6.32%) Umbraco
2 4 (4.21%) BizTalk Server
2 4 (4.21%) CMS
3 1 (1.05%) Confluence
3 1 (1.05%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.05%) NServiceBus
3 1 (1.05%) OpenStack
3 1 (1.05%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 1 (1.05%) CATIA
Business Applications
1 25 (26.32%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (2.11%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 15 (15.79%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (5.26%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (4.21%) Boomi
3 4 (4.21%) SaaS
4 3 (3.16%) GitHub
4 3 (3.16%) IaaS
4 3 (3.16%) PaaS
5 2 (2.11%) AtomSphere
5 2 (2.11%) Azure Active Directory
5 2 (2.11%) npm
5 2 (2.11%) Yarn
6 1 (1.05%) Dynamics 365
6 1 (1.05%) Office 365
6 1 (1.05%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 6 (6.32%) ATM
2 3 (3.16%) Intranet
3 1 (1.05%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (36.84%) SQL Server
2 5 (5.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (3.16%) MySQL
3 3 (3.16%) NoSQL
3 3 (3.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (2.11%) QlikView
4 2 (2.11%) Relational Database
4 2 (2.11%) SQL Server 2014
4 2 (2.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (1.05%) DB2
5 1 (1.05%) MongoDB
5 1 (1.05%) Neo4j
5 1 (1.05%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 13 (13.68%) Jenkins
2 11 (11.58%) Git (software)
3 10 (10.53%) Visual Studio Team System
4 8 (8.42%) JIRA
4 8 (8.42%) Selenium
4 8 (8.42%) Visual Studio
5 7 (7.37%) JMeter
5 7 (7.37%) TeamCity
6 4 (4.21%) Octopus Deploy
7 3 (3.16%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (2.11%) Bitbucket
8 2 (2.11%) gulp
8 2 (2.11%) JUnit
8 2 (2.11%) Maven
8 2 (2.11%) Plastic SCM
8 2 (2.11%) SoapUI
9 1 (1.05%) Selenium IDE
9 1 (1.05%) SpecFlow
9 1 (1.05%) Subversion
General
1 9 (9.47%) Finance
2 4 (4.21%) Marketing
3 3 (3.16%) Automotive
4 2 (2.11%) Electronics
4 2 (2.11%) Front Office
4 2 (2.11%) Games
4 2 (2.11%) Law
4 2 (2.11%) Manufacturing
4 2 (2.11%) Publishing
4 2 (2.11%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.05%) Advertising
5 1 (1.05%) Retail
Job Titles
1 73 (76.84%) Developer
2 31 (32.63%) .NET Developer
3 19 (20.00%) C# Developer
4 12 (12.63%) C# .NET Developer
4 12 (12.63%) Microsoft Developer
5 10 (10.53%) CRM Developer
6 9 (9.47%) Tester
7 6 (6.32%) Analyst
7 6 (6.32%) Dynamics CRM Developer
8 5 (5.26%) Technical Leader
9 4 (4.21%) ASP.NET Developer
9 4 (4.21%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
9 4 (4.21%) Automation Test Analyst
9 4 (4.21%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 4 (4.21%) C# Software Developer
9 4 (4.21%) Full Stack Developer
9 4 (4.21%) JavaScript Developer
9 4 (4.21%) Software Developer
9 4 (4.21%) Test Analyst
10 3 (3.16%) Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 72 (75.79%) .NET
2 40 (42.11%) ASP.NET
3 31 (32.63%) HTML
4 30 (31.58%) Web Services
5 28 (29.47%) SOAP
6 22 (23.16%) REST
7 20 (21.05%) .NET Framework
7 20 (21.05%) AngularJS
8 17 (17.89%) ASP.NET Web API
9 16 (16.84%) ASP.NET MVC
10 15 (15.79%) CSS
11 12 (12.63%) ADO.NET
12 11 (11.58%) React
13 10 (10.53%) jQuery
13 10 (10.53%) Node.js
14 8 (8.42%) HTML5
14 8 (8.42%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 8 (8.42%) WCF
14 8 (8.42%) XML
15 7 (7.37%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 5 (5.26%) NHS
2 4 (4.21%) Enterprise Software
2 4 (4.21%) Self-Motivation
3 3 (3.16%) User Experience
4 2 (2.11%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.11%) Data Structures
4 2 (2.11%) Equities
4 2 (2.11%) Greenfield Project
4 2 (2.11%) Tandem
5 1 (1.05%) Mainframe
5 1 (1.05%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 15 (15.79%) Windows
2 5 (5.26%) Linux
3 3 (3.16%) Unix
4 1 (1.05%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (41.05%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (32.63%) MVC
3 30 (31.58%) CRM
4 21 (22.11%) Workflow
5 20 (21.05%) Test Automation
6 18 (18.95%) Scrum
7 17 (17.89%) Microservices
8 15 (15.79%) TDD
9 13 (13.68%) DevOps
10 12 (12.63%) Migration
11 11 (11.58%) Continuous Integration
11 11 (11.58%) Data Migration
12 10 (10.53%) Software Engineering
12 10 (10.53%) User Stories
13 7 (7.37%) Business Intelligence
13 7 (7.37%) OO
13 7 (7.37%) OWASP
13 7 (7.37%) Security Testing
13 7 (7.37%) SOA
14 6 (6.32%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 40 (42.11%) SQL
2 32 (33.68%) JavaScript
3 13 (13.68%) Java
4 11 (11.58%) T-SQL
5 9 (9.47%) PL/SQL
6 6 (6.32%) PHP
6 6 (6.32%) VB.NET
7 5 (5.26%) Python
7 5 (5.26%) TypeScript
8 4 (4.21%) C++
9 2 (2.11%) ES6
9 2 (2.11%) Java 8
9 2 (2.11%) PowerShell
9 2 (2.11%) R
10 1 (1.05%) Shell Script
10 1 (1.05%) VB
Qualifications
1 3 (3.16%) Degree
2 2 (2.11%) BPSS Clearance
2 2 (2.11%) Computer Science Degree
2 2 (2.11%) DBS Check
2 2 (2.11%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.05%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.16%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.05%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (1.05%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 38 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 11 (11.58%) Oracle
3 4 (4.21%) Dell
4 3 (3.16%) Sitecore
5 2 (2.11%) SAP
5 2 (2.11%) Xamarin
6 1 (1.05%) Atlassian
6 1 (1.05%) Telerik