The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Chester with a requirement for C# skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited C# over the 3 months to 23 June 2017 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#
Cheshire / Chester
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 20 33 34
Rank change year-on-year +13 +1  
Contract jobs citing C# 6 8 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Chester 4.20% 3.70% 0.89%
As % of the Programming Languages category 8.96% 6.02% 2.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 7 1
Median daily rate £388 £325 £290
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +19.23% +12.06%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £350 £338
% change year-on-year +2.85% +3.70%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £20.78 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.25 £38.75 £39.00
% change year-on-year +6.45% -0.64%  

C# is in the programming language skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Chester with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
Chester
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 67 133 85
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Chester 46.85% 61.57% 37.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 123 60
Median daily rate £450 £400 £401
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% -0.12%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £340
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 2
Median hourly rate - £21.00 £33.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -36.36%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £36.50
% change year-on-year +13.33% +2.73%  

C#
Job Vacancy Trend in Chester

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Chester citing C# as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Programming Languages category.

Job vacancy trend for C# in Chester

C#
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Chester

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

Contractor daily rate trend for C# in Chester

C#
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Chester

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing C# in Chester over the 3 months to 23 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for C# in Chester

C#
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Chester

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for C# in Chester

For the 6 months to 23 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing C# also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Chester region with a requirement for C#.

1 7 (63.64%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (54.55%) MVC
2 6 (54.55%) .NET
2 6 (54.55%) ASP.NET
3 5 (45.45%) SQL Server
4 4 (36.36%) JavaScript
4 4 (36.36%) OO
4 4 (36.36%) Scrum
4 4 (36.36%) ASP.NET MVC
5 3 (27.27%) TDD
5 3 (27.27%) Pair Programming
5 3 (27.27%) Microsoft
5 3 (27.27%) Finance
5 3 (27.27%) CSS
5 3 (27.27%) Java
5 3 (27.27%) RESTful
6 2 (18.18%) SOA
6 2 (18.18%) MongoDB
6 2 (18.18%) NoSQL
6 2 (18.18%) Node.js
6 2 (18.18%) Apache Camel
6 2 (18.18%) DevOps
6 2 (18.18%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (18.18%) XML
6 2 (18.18%) Visual Studio
6 2 (18.18%) J2EE
6 2 (18.18%) SQL
6 2 (18.18%) C++
6 2 (18.18%) HTML
6 2 (18.18%) Banking

C#
Co-occurring IT Skills in Chester 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 1 (9.09%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (9.09%) Dynamics 365
1 1 (9.09%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 1 (9.09%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (45.45%) SQL Server
2 2 (18.18%) MongoDB
2 2 (18.18%) NoSQL
2 2 (18.18%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (9.09%) Relational Database
3 1 (9.09%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (18.18%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (18.18%) Visual Studio
2 1 (9.09%) FxCop
2 1 (9.09%) Git (software)
2 1 (9.09%) JIRA
2 1 (9.09%) MSBuild
2 1 (9.09%) ProC
2 1 (9.09%) ReSharper
2 1 (9.09%) SoapUI
2 1 (9.09%) T4 Templates
General
1 3 (27.27%) Finance
2 2 (18.18%) Banking
3 1 (9.09%) Automotive
3 1 (9.09%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 9 (81.82%) Developer
2 4 (36.36%) .NET Developer
2 4 (36.36%) C# Developer
3 2 (18.18%) C# .NET Developer
4 1 (9.09%) .NET Web Developer
4 1 (9.09%) C# WCF Developer
4 1 (9.09%) C++ Developer
4 1 (9.09%) C++/C# Developer
4 1 (9.09%) CRM Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Database Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Dynamics CRM Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 1 (9.09%) HTML CSS Developer
4 1 (9.09%) HTML Developer
4 1 (9.09%) JavaScript Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Python Developer
4 1 (9.09%) VBA Developer
4 1 (9.09%) WCF Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (54.55%) .NET
1 6 (54.55%) ASP.NET
2 4 (36.36%) ASP.NET MVC
3 3 (27.27%) CSS
3 3 (27.27%) RESTful
4 2 (18.18%) Apache Camel
4 2 (18.18%) HTML
4 2 (18.18%) J2EE
4 2 (18.18%) jQuery
4 2 (18.18%) JSON
4 2 (18.18%) Node.js
4 2 (18.18%) WCF
4 2 (18.18%) XML
5 1 (9.09%) .NET Framework
5 1 (9.09%) ADO.NET
5 1 (9.09%) AngularJS
5 1 (9.09%) ASP.NET Web API
5 1 (9.09%) CSS3
5 1 (9.09%) HTML5
5 1 (9.09%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (9.09%) Credit Risk
1 1 (9.09%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (63.64%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (54.55%) MVC
3 4 (36.36%) OO
3 4 (36.36%) Scrum
4 3 (27.27%) Pair Programming
4 3 (27.27%) TDD
5 2 (18.18%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (18.18%) DevOps
5 2 (18.18%) SOA
5 2 (18.18%) Software Engineering
6 1 (9.09%) ATDD
6 1 (9.09%) BDD
6 1 (9.09%) Front End Development
6 1 (9.09%) Memory Management
6 1 (9.09%) Remarketing
6 1 (9.09%) SDLC
6 1 (9.09%) Systems Analysis
6 1 (9.09%) Test Automation
6 1 (9.09%) User Stories
6 1 (9.09%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 4 (36.36%) JavaScript
2 3 (27.27%) Java
3 2 (18.18%) C++
3 2 (18.18%) SQL
4 1 (9.09%) C
4 1 (9.09%) COBOL
4 1 (9.09%) Perl
4 1 (9.09%) Python
4 1 (9.09%) VBA
Qualifications
1 1 (9.09%) SC Cleared
1 1 (9.09%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 3 (27.27%) Microsoft
2 1 (9.09%) Google
2 1 (9.09%) Twitter