Period
to 21 November 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 21 November 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
21 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 23 34 28
Rank change year-on-year +11 -6 +12
Contract jobs citing C# 89 67 88
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 6.90% 4.99% 6.02%
As % of the Programming Languages category 16.15% 16.38% 17.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 50 68
Cheshire median daily rate £386 £338 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.44% +3.85% -4.06%
10th Percentile £314 £275 £221
90th Percentile £500 £475 £429
North West median daily rate £375 £370 £350
% change year-on-year +1.49% +5.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 2
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 £30.30 £31.25
90th Percentile £47.50 £33.00 £33.75
North West median hourly rate £37.50 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year -6.25% +6.67% -

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 551 409 509
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 42.75% 30.45% 34.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 375 285 376
Cheshire median daily rate £400 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.23% +3.33%
10th Percentile £300 £275 £269
90th Percentile £500 £520 £499
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 10 7
Cheshire median hourly rate £40.00 £31.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +29.03% +47.62% -38.24%
10th Percentile £20.63 £26.50 £11.85
90th Percentile £47.50 £38.75 £36.05
North West median hourly rate £33.75 £40.00 £29.01
% change year-on-year -15.63% +37.87% -22.63%

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 21 November 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 21 November 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 +7 27 £375 +10.29% 22
Warrington -1 18 £480 +28.00% 23
Knutsford +4 13 £373 +25.91% 4
Crewe -10 12 £426 +6.50% 2
Wilmslow -5 3 £375 +4.90% 6
Nantwich -2 2 £355 - 6
Alderley Edge - 2 £225 - 1
Northwich +1 1 £385 - 3
Macclesfield - 1 £350 - 4
C#
North West

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 75 (84.27%) .NET
2 35 (39.33%) Agile Software Development
3 29 (32.58%) JavaScript
4 28 (31.46%) SQL
4 28 (31.46%) SQL Server
4 28 (31.46%) MVC
5 26 (29.21%) ASP.NET
6 25 (28.09%) Microsoft
7 22 (24.72%) .NET Framework
7 22 (24.72%) ASP.NET Web API
8 18 (20.22%) Test Automation
9 16 (17.98%) TDD
9 16 (17.98%) Web Services
10 15 (16.85%) AngularJS
11 13 (14.61%) Microsoft Azure
11 13 (14.61%) Entity Framework
11 13 (14.61%) CRM
11 13 (14.61%) Dynamics CRM
11 13 (14.61%) Scrum
12 12 (13.48%) Windows
12 12 (13.48%) Linux
12 12 (13.48%) HTML
13 11 (12.36%) Java
13 11 (12.36%) Workflow
13 11 (12.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 11 (12.36%) Git (software)
13 11 (12.36%) ASP.NET MVC
14 10 (11.24%) DevOps
14 10 (11.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 10 (11.24%) Software Engineering

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 (6.74%) BizTalk Server
2 5 (5.62%) SharePoint
3 4 (4.49%) CMS
4 3 (3.37%) Umbraco
5 1 (1.12%) OpenStack
5 1 (1.12%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 1 (1.12%) CATIA
Business Applications
1 13 (14.61%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (2.25%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 13 (14.61%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (5.62%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (5.62%) Dynamics 365
3 3 (3.37%) AtomSphere
3 3 (3.37%) Boomi
3 3 (3.37%) GitHub
4 2 (2.25%) npm
4 2 (2.25%) Yarn
5 1 (1.12%) SaaS
5 1 (1.12%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 6 (6.74%) ATM
2 1 (1.12%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (31.46%) SQL Server
2 11 (12.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 10 (11.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 4 (4.49%) Oracle Database
4 4 (4.49%) Relational Database
5 3 (3.37%) Crystal Reports
5 3 (3.37%) DB2
5 3 (3.37%) Oracle Database 11g
5 3 (3.37%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (2.25%) NoSQL
6 2 (2.25%) QlikView
6 2 (2.25%) Redis
6 2 (2.25%) SQL Server 2014
7 1 (1.12%) MongoDB
7 1 (1.12%) MySQL
7 1 (1.12%) Power BI
7 1 (1.12%) RDBMS
7 1 (1.12%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (1.12%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (1.12%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 11 (12.36%) Git (software)
2 10 (11.24%) Visual Studio
3 9 (10.11%) TeamCity
4 8 (8.99%) Jenkins
5 7 (7.87%) Octopus Deploy
6 6 (6.74%) Selenium
6 6 (6.74%) Visual Studio Team System
7 5 (5.62%) gulp
8 4 (4.49%) Bitbucket
8 4 (4.49%) JIRA
9 3 (3.37%) JMeter
9 3 (3.37%) Team Foundation Server
10 2 (2.25%) JUnit
10 2 (2.25%) Maven
10 2 (2.25%) Plastic SCM
11 1 (1.12%) Cucumber
11 1 (1.12%) HP UFT
11 1 (1.12%) MSBuild
11 1 (1.12%) Subversion
11 1 (1.12%) webpack
General
1 6 (6.74%) Finance
2 3 (3.37%) Publishing
3 2 (2.25%) Front Office
4 1 (1.12%) Automotive
4 1 (1.12%) Banking
4 1 (1.12%) Marketing
4 1 (1.12%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (1.12%) Retail
Job Titles
1 69 (77.53%) Developer
2 37 (41.57%) .NET Developer
3 20 (22.47%) C# Developer
4 17 (19.10%) C# .NET Developer
5 10 (11.24%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
6 6 (6.74%) Angular Developer
6 6 (6.74%) ASP.NET Developer
6 6 (6.74%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 6 (6.74%) CRM Developer
6 6 (6.74%) Dynamics CRM Developer
7 5 (5.62%) Automation Engineer
8 4 (4.49%) Microsoft Developer
8 4 (4.49%) PHP Developer
8 4 (4.49%) Tester
9 3 (3.37%) Analyst
9 3 (3.37%) Full Stack Developer
9 3 (3.37%) Java Developer
9 3 (3.37%) Lead Developer
9 3 (3.37%) SQL Developer
9 3 (3.37%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 75 (84.27%) .NET
2 26 (29.21%) ASP.NET
3 22 (24.72%) .NET Framework
3 22 (24.72%) ASP.NET Web API
4 16 (17.98%) Web Services
5 15 (16.85%) AngularJS
6 13 (14.61%) Entity Framework
7 12 (13.48%) HTML
8 11 (12.36%) ASP.NET MVC
9 10 (11.24%) .NET Core
9 10 (11.24%) CSS
10 8 (8.99%) SOAP
11 6 (6.74%) Node.js
11 6 (6.74%) REST
11 6 (6.74%) WCF
12 4 (4.49%) HTML5
12 4 (4.49%) React
13 3 (3.37%) WinForms
13 3 (3.37%) WPF
14 2 (2.25%) ActiveMQ
Miscellaneous
1 5 (5.62%) Enterprise Software
2 3 (3.37%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (3.37%) Computer Science
2 3 (3.37%) Data Structures
2 3 (3.37%) User Experience
3 2 (2.25%) Equities
3 2 (2.25%) Greenfield Project
3 2 (2.25%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.12%) Mainframe
4 1 (1.12%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.12%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 12 (13.48%) Linux
1 12 (13.48%) Windows
2 9 (10.11%) Unix
3 5 (5.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (1.12%) Oracle Linux
4 1 (1.12%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (39.33%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (31.46%) MVC
3 18 (20.22%) Test Automation
4 16 (17.98%) TDD
5 13 (14.61%) CRM
5 13 (14.61%) Scrum
6 11 (12.36%) Workflow
7 10 (11.24%) DevOps
7 10 (11.24%) Software Engineering
8 9 (10.11%) Continuous Integration
8 9 (10.11%) Microservices
9 8 (8.99%) Unit Testing
10 7 (7.87%) OO
11 6 (6.74%) Case Management
12 5 (5.62%) BDD
12 5 (5.62%) Continuous Improvement
12 5 (5.62%) OOP
12 5 (5.62%) Pair Programming
12 5 (5.62%) Project Management
13 4 (4.49%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 29 (32.58%) JavaScript
2 28 (31.46%) SQL
3 11 (12.36%) Java
4 9 (10.11%) T-SQL
5 8 (8.99%) Python
6 7 (7.87%) PHP
6 7 (7.87%) PowerShell
6 7 (7.87%) TypeScript
7 6 (6.74%) Shell Script
8 4 (4.49%) C++
8 4 (4.49%) VB.NET
9 3 (3.37%) VB
10 2 (2.25%) ES6
10 2 (2.25%) Java 8
10 2 (2.25%) PL/SQL
11 1 (1.12%) VBA
11 1 (1.12%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 3 (3.37%) Degree
2 2 (2.25%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (1.12%) ISEB
3 1 (1.12%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (1.12%) MCSA
3 1 (1.12%) MCSE
3 1 (1.12%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (1.12%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.25%) QA
2 1 (1.12%) GDPR
System Software
1 2 (2.25%) Docker
2 1 (1.12%) Hyper-V
2 1 (1.12%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (6.74%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (4.49%) NetBackup
2 4 (4.49%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 1 (1.12%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (1.12%) Puppet
Vendors
1 25 (28.09%) Microsoft
2 7 (7.87%) Oracle
3 4 (4.49%) Isilon
3 4 (4.49%) NetApp
4 3 (3.37%) Dell
5 2 (2.25%) Teradata
5 2 (2.25%) Xamarin
6 1 (1.12%) Fortinet
6 1 (1.12%) HP
6 1 (1.12%) Sage
6 1 (1.12%) VMware