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 29 March 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
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 17 11 23
Rank change year-on-year -6 +12  
Contract jobs citing C# 6 20 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Chester 5.71% 12.99% 4.12%
As % of the Programming Languages category 14.63% 28.57% 10.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 12 7
Median daily rate £420 £350 £315
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.00% +11.11%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £279 £325 £279
10% offered a daily rate of more than £429 £396 £335
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 0
Median hourly rate £50.00 £32.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +53.84% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £38.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year +9.21% +8.57%  

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 41 70 76
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Chester 39.05% 45.45% 39.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 45 61
Median daily rate £438 £350 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.00% -12.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £466 £425 £478
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +3.33% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 7 1
Median hourly rate £50.00 £27.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +81.81% +66.66%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +3.75% +11.11%  

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 29 March 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 29 March 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 9 (56.25%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (50.00%) OO
3 7 (43.75%) .NET
4 6 (37.50%) Scrum
4 6 (37.50%) TDD
5 5 (31.25%) MVC
5 5 (31.25%) Java
5 5 (31.25%) JavaScript
6 4 (25.00%) C++
6 4 (25.00%) J2EE
6 4 (25.00%) SQL Server
6 4 (25.00%) XML
6 4 (25.00%) Microsoft
6 4 (25.00%) Pair Programming
6 4 (25.00%) JSON
6 4 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
6 4 (25.00%) RESTful
6 4 (25.00%) MongoDB
6 4 (25.00%) NoSQL
6 4 (25.00%) Node.js
6 4 (25.00%) DevOps
7 3 (18.75%) Apache Camel
7 3 (18.75%) BDD
7 3 (18.75%) ASP.NET MVC
7 3 (18.75%) Software Engineering
7 3 (18.75%) ASP.NET
7 3 (18.75%) CSS
8 2 (12.50%) SharePoint
8 2 (12.50%) Visual Studio
8 2 (12.50%) COBOL

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 2 (12.50%) SharePoint
2 1 (6.25%) SharePoint 2010
Business Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.25%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (25.00%) MongoDB
1 4 (25.00%) NoSQL
1 4 (25.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (12.50%) Visual Studio
2 1 (6.25%) Git (software)
2 1 (6.25%) Jenkins
2 1 (6.25%) LoadRunner
2 1 (6.25%) ProC
2 1 (6.25%) Selenium
2 1 (6.25%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (6.25%) Banking
1 1 (6.25%) Investment Banking
1 1 (6.25%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (68.75%) Developer
2 3 (18.75%) C# Developer
3 2 (12.50%) .NET Developer
3 2 (12.50%) Xamarin Developer
4 1 (6.25%) Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) C# .NET Developer
4 1 (6.25%) C# Software Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) C++ Developer
4 1 (6.25%) C++ Software Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) C++/C# Developer
4 1 (6.25%) CRM Developer
4 1 (6.25%) Dynamics CRM Developer
4 1 (6.25%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 1 (6.25%) Front End Web Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 1 (6.25%) Python Developer
4 1 (6.25%) Senior C# Software Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Senior C++ Software Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Senior Software Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) SharePoint Developer
4 1 (6.25%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (43.75%) .NET
2 4 (25.00%) J2EE
2 4 (25.00%) JSON
2 4 (25.00%) Node.js
2 4 (25.00%) RESTful
2 4 (25.00%) XML
3 3 (18.75%) Apache Camel
3 3 (18.75%) ASP.NET
3 3 (18.75%) ASP.NET MVC
3 3 (18.75%) CSS
4 2 (12.50%) .NET Framework
4 2 (12.50%) HTML
5 1 (6.25%) ASP.NET Web API
5 1 (6.25%) MvvmCross
5 1 (6.25%) Web Services
5 1 (6.25%) Xamarin.iOS
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (6.25%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.25%) Android
1 1 (6.25%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (56.25%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (50.00%) OO
3 6 (37.50%) Scrum
3 6 (37.50%) TDD
4 5 (31.25%) MVC
5 4 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
5 4 (25.00%) DevOps
5 4 (25.00%) Pair Programming
6 3 (18.75%) BDD
6 3 (18.75%) Software Engineering
7 2 (12.50%) Memory Management
7 2 (12.50%) Web Application Development
8 1 (6.25%) Android Development
8 1 (6.25%) ATDD
8 1 (6.25%) Functional Testing
8 1 (6.25%) iOS Development
8 1 (6.25%) Mentoring
8 1 (6.25%) Mobile Application Development
8 1 (6.25%) User Stories
8 1 (6.25%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 5 (31.25%) Java
1 5 (31.25%) JavaScript
2 4 (25.00%) C++
3 2 (12.50%) COBOL
3 2 (12.50%) SQL
4 1 (6.25%) C
4 1 (6.25%) Groovy
4 1 (6.25%) Python
Qualifications
1 2 (12.50%) SC Cleared
1 2 (12.50%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (12.50%) Xamarin
3 1 (6.25%) Telerik