Period
to 18 July 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 18 July 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
18 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 11 27 32
Rank change year-on-year +16 +5 +9
Contract jobs citing C# 129 74 118
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 9.53% 6.00% 6.31%
As % of the Programming Languages category 20.91% 15.04% 14.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 96 55 86
Cheshire median daily rate £370 £360 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.78% +10.77% -15.58%
10th Percentile £288 £264 £225
90th Percentile £426 £450 £426
North West median daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year +7.14% +7.69% -6.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 10 12
Cheshire median hourly rate - £32.00 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -1.54% -
North West median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year - +14.29% +1.45%

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 617 492 789
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 45.60% 39.90% 42.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 423 370 558
Cheshire median daily rate £375 £416 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.91% +7.42% -
10th Percentile £268 £284 £263
90th Percentile £500 £500 £510
North West median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% +5.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 19 22
Cheshire median hourly rate £25.00 £37.48 £21.77
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -33.29% +72.14% -5.35%
10th Percentile £20.00 £30.00 £13.00
90th Percentile £54.25 £53.00 £36.00
North West median hourly rate £37.50 £40.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year -6.25% +23.08% -7.14%

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 July 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 18 July 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 +13 40 £375 +11.94% 21
Crewe 0 24 £391 -5.15% 11
Warrington -5 11 £363 +0.35% 34
Knutsford -9 7 £350 -12.50% 5
Runcorn +4 3 £330 - 5
Wilmslow -6 3 £375 +11.11% 9
Nantwich -3 2 £400 - 6
Ellesmere Port - 2 £363 - 2
Macclesfield - 1 £350 - 2
Winsford - 1 £285 - 1
C#
North West

For the 6 months to 18 July 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#.

1 117 (90.70%) .NET
2 59 (45.74%) Agile Software Development
3 55 (42.64%) ASP.NET
4 52 (40.31%) SQL Server
4 52 (40.31%) SQL
5 45 (34.88%) MVC
6 38 (29.46%) Web Services
7 36 (27.91%) JavaScript
7 36 (27.91%) .NET Framework
8 27 (20.93%) Microsoft
9 26 (20.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 26 (20.16%) Entity Framework
10 25 (19.38%) ASP.NET Web API
10 25 (19.38%) Microsoft Azure
11 24 (18.60%) AngularJS
12 23 (17.83%) Visual Studio
13 21 (16.28%) Problem-Solving
13 21 (16.28%) CSS
13 21 (16.28%) TDD
13 21 (16.28%) ASP.NET MVC
14 20 (15.50%) HTML
15 18 (13.95%) Finance
15 18 (13.95%) Relational Database
16 17 (13.18%) Scrum
16 17 (13.18%) Project Management
17 16 (12.40%) Business Intelligence
17 16 (12.40%) NoSQL
18 15 (11.63%) Migration
18 15 (11.63%) .NET Core
19 14 (10.85%) Teradata

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 (6.98%) SharePoint
2 6 (4.65%) CMS
3 4 (3.10%) NServiceBus
3 4 (3.10%) SharePoint 2013
3 4 (3.10%) Umbraco
4 2 (1.55%) Confluence
4 2 (1.55%) Elasticsearch
4 2 (1.55%) IBM Notes
5 1 (0.78%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (0.78%) OpenEdge
5 1 (0.78%) PegaRULES
Applications
1 2 (1.55%) HipChat
1 2 (1.55%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (1.55%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 14 (10.85%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (3.10%) DELMIA
3 1 (0.78%) Adobe Campaign
Cloud Services
1 25 (19.38%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (3.10%) Dynamics 365
3 3 (2.33%) AtomSphere
3 3 (2.33%) Boomi
3 3 (2.33%) GitHub
4 2 (1.55%) Office 365
4 2 (1.55%) PaaS
4 2 (1.55%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.55%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 52 (40.31%) SQL Server
2 26 (20.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 18 (13.95%) Relational Database
4 16 (12.40%) NoSQL
5 14 (10.85%) DB2
5 14 (10.85%) Redis
6 12 (9.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 5 (3.88%) MySQL
7 5 (3.88%) SQL Server 2012
8 3 (2.33%) Big Data
8 3 (2.33%) Oracle Database
9 2 (1.55%) EDRMS
9 2 (1.55%) Hadoop
9 2 (1.55%) Oracle Database 11g
9 2 (1.55%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 1 (0.78%) Azure SQL Database
10 1 (0.78%) Crystal Reports
10 1 (0.78%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 1 (0.78%) Power BI
10 1 (0.78%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 23 (17.83%) Visual Studio
2 13 (10.08%) Git (software)
3 9 (6.98%) JIRA
3 9 (6.98%) Team Foundation Server
4 6 (4.65%) Octopus Deploy
4 6 (4.65%) TeamCity
5 5 (3.88%) Protractor
6 3 (2.33%) Jenkins
6 3 (2.33%) Subversion
7 2 (1.55%) Cucumber
7 2 (1.55%) JMeter
7 2 (1.55%) MSBuild
7 2 (1.55%) MSI
7 2 (1.55%) MSTest
7 2 (1.55%) NUnit
7 2 (1.55%) Selenium
8 1 (0.78%) Bitbucket
8 1 (0.78%) Jasmine
8 1 (0.78%) SpecFlow
8 1 (0.78%) T4 Templates
General
1 18 (13.95%) Finance
2 7 (5.43%) Marketing
3 3 (2.33%) Publishing
4 2 (1.55%) Advertising
4 2 (1.55%) Banking
5 1 (0.78%) Games
5 1 (0.78%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 107 (82.95%) Developer
2 63 (48.84%) .NET Developer
3 29 (22.48%) C# Developer
4 22 (17.05%) C# .NET Developer
5 15 (11.63%) Lead Developer
6 13 (10.08%) ASP.NET Developer
7 12 (9.30%) Full Stack Developer
8 10 (7.75%) SQL Developer
9 9 (6.98%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
9 9 (6.98%) Consultant
10 8 (6.20%) Angular Developer
11 7 (5.43%) Lead .NET Developer
12 6 (4.65%) C# ASP.NET Developer
12 6 (4.65%) Software Developer
13 5 (3.88%) Web Developer
14 4 (3.10%) Integration Developer
14 4 (3.10%) Microsoft Developer
14 4 (3.10%) SharePoint Developer
14 4 (3.10%) Support Consultant
15 3 (2.33%) .NET Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 117 (90.70%) .NET
2 55 (42.64%) ASP.NET
3 38 (29.46%) Web Services
4 36 (27.91%) .NET Framework
5 26 (20.16%) Entity Framework
6 25 (19.38%) ASP.NET Web API
7 24 (18.60%) AngularJS
8 21 (16.28%) ASP.NET MVC
8 21 (16.28%) CSS
9 20 (15.50%) HTML
10 15 (11.63%) .NET Core
11 10 (7.75%) Angular 2
12 7 (5.43%) REST
12 7 (5.43%) WCF
13 6 (4.65%) SOAP
14 4 (3.10%) JSON
14 4 (3.10%) React
14 4 (3.10%) RESTful
15 3 (2.33%) jQuery
15 3 (2.33%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 7 (5.43%) Analytical Skills
1 7 (5.43%) Mobile App
2 4 (3.10%) Greenfield Project
2 4 (3.10%) User Experience
3 3 (2.33%) Management Information System
4 2 (1.55%) Data Structures
5 1 (0.78%) Credit Risk
5 1 (0.78%) DataPower
5 1 (0.78%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (0.78%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (0.78%) N-Tier
5 1 (0.78%) Reference Data
5 1 (0.78%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 5 (3.88%) Windows
2 3 (2.33%) Linux
2 3 (2.33%) Unix
3 1 (0.78%) Android
3 1 (0.78%) Apple iOS
3 1 (0.78%) Windows Server
3 1 (0.78%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (45.74%) Agile Software Development
2 45 (34.88%) MVC
3 21 (16.28%) Problem-Solving
3 21 (16.28%) TDD
4 17 (13.18%) Project Management
4 17 (13.18%) Scrum
5 16 (12.40%) Business Intelligence
6 15 (11.63%) Migration
7 14 (10.85%) CRM
8 11 (8.53%) Web Development
9 9 (6.98%) Waterfall
10 8 (6.20%) Test Automation
11 7 (5.43%) SOA
11 7 (5.43%) Workflow
12 6 (4.65%) Case Management
12 6 (4.65%) Digital Transformation Programme
12 6 (4.65%) Microservices
13 5 (3.88%) Continuous Integration
13 5 (3.88%) Secure Coding
13 5 (3.88%) SOLID
Programming Languages
1 52 (40.31%) SQL
2 36 (27.91%) JavaScript
3 14 (10.85%) T-SQL
4 12 (9.30%) Java
5 10 (7.75%) PowerShell
6 7 (5.43%) Python
7 6 (4.65%) PHP
7 6 (4.65%) VB
7 6 (4.65%) VB.NET
8 5 (3.88%) TypeScript
8 5 (3.88%) VBA
8 5 (3.88%) VBScript
9 4 (3.10%) Ruby
10 3 (2.33%) C++
11 2 (1.55%) Bash Shell
11 2 (1.55%) C
11 2 (1.55%) LotusScript
12 1 (0.78%) Go
12 1 (0.78%) OpenEdge ABL
Qualifications
1 3 (2.33%) Security Cleared
2 2 (1.55%) MCSA
2 2 (1.55%) MCSE
2 2 (1.55%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (1.55%) SC Cleared
3 1 (0.78%) ISEB
3 1 (0.78%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.55%) GDPR
System Software
1 14 (10.85%) Docker
2 3 (2.33%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (1.55%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (0.78%) CA Service Virtualization
2 1 (0.78%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.78%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 27 (20.93%) Microsoft
2 14 (10.85%) Teradata
3 5 (3.88%) Oracle
3 5 (3.88%) Xamarin
4 3 (2.33%) Atlassian
4 3 (2.33%) Dell
4 3 (2.33%) Symantec
5 2 (1.55%) Blue Coat
5 2 (1.55%) Cloudera
5 2 (1.55%) IBM
5 2 (1.55%) Infoblox
5 2 (1.55%) Lotus
5 2 (1.55%) McAfee
5 2 (1.55%) Red Hat
5 2 (1.55%) ServiceNow
5 2 (1.55%) Splunk
6 1 (0.78%) Adobe
6 1 (0.78%) CA
6 1 (0.78%) Fortinet
6 1 (0.78%) Sage