Period
to 12 November 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Lancashire 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 12 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 > Lancashire
6 months to
12 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 17 28 17
Rank change year-on-year +11 -11 +6
Contract jobs citing C# 59 23 64
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 8.81% 5.13% 9.38%
As % of the Programming Languages category 20.70% 14.38% 22.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 19 45
Lancashire median daily rate £400 £350 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.29% -2.78% +2.86%
10th Percentile £225 £300 £263
90th Percentile £513 £400 £475
North West median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.45% +3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 8
Lancashire median hourly rate £12.50 £42.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -70.59% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £11.25 £40.63 £24.50
90th Percentile £13.75 £43.00 £43.18
North West median hourly rate £37.50 £40.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year -6.25% +23.08% -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 Lancashire with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
Lancashire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 285 160 279
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 42.54% 35.71% 40.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 206 103 186
Lancashire median daily rate £450 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% +6.67% -6.25%
10th Percentile £258 £300 £263
90th Percentile £601 £615 £485
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 24 23
Lancashire median hourly rate £36.24 £42.50 £39.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.74% +6.92% +7.43%
10th Percentile £11.13 £37.00 £13.80
90th Percentile £42.25 £50.83 £42.50
North West median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £31.01
% change year-on-year -12.50% +28.98% -17.30%

C#
Job Vacancy Trend in Lancashire

Job postings citing C# as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Lancashire.

Job vacancy trend for C# in Lancashire

C#
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for C# in Lancashire

C#
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Lancashire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing C# in Lancashire over the 6 months to 12 November 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for C# in Lancashire

C#
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Lancashire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for C# in Lancashire

C#
Contract Job Locations in Lancashire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing C# within the Lancashire region over the 6 months to 12 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
Blackpool +3 27 £450 +12.50% 7
Preston +10 7 £388 - 18
Blackburn -2 6 £225 -30.77% 8
Lancaster -2 1 £300 - 1
Chorley -17 1 £375 +20.97% 6
C#
North West

For the 6 months to 12 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 Lancashire region with a requirement for C#.

1 45 (76.27%) .NET
2 35 (59.32%) Agile Software Development
3 33 (55.93%) CRM
4 31 (52.54%) TDD
5 28 (47.46%) Microsoft
6 27 (45.76%) Dynamics CRM
6 27 (45.76%) Continuous Integration
7 26 (44.07%) SQL Server
8 25 (42.37%) SQL
9 20 (33.90%) MVC
10 17 (28.81%) Continuous Deployment
11 16 (27.12%) HTML
12 13 (22.03%) JavaScript
12 13 (22.03%) CSS
13 12 (20.34%) Back Office
13 12 (20.34%) Test Automation
14 10 (16.95%) Selenium
14 10 (16.95%) Java
14 10 (16.95%) ASP.NET
15 9 (15.25%) QA
15 9 (15.25%) Cucumber
15 9 (15.25%) BDD
16 6 (10.17%) Visual Studio
16 6 (10.17%) Entity Framework
16 6 (10.17%) AngularJS
16 6 (10.17%) Microsoft Azure
16 6 (10.17%) .NET Framework
16 6 (10.17%) jQuery
16 6 (10.17%) .NET Core
17 5 (8.47%) Greenfield Project

C#
Co-occurring IT Skills in Lancashire 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 (1.69%) NServiceBus
1 1 (1.69%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (1.69%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 27 (45.76%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 6 (10.17%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (6.78%) Dynamics 365
3 1 (1.69%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (1.69%) Azure Functions
3 1 (1.69%) Office 365
3 1 (1.69%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.69%) HTTPS
1 1 (1.69%) SSH
1 1 (1.69%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (44.07%) SQL Server
2 5 (8.47%) MySQL
3 2 (3.39%) Power BI
3 2 (3.39%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (3.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.69%) Azure SQL Database
4 1 (1.69%) Firebird
4 1 (1.69%) MongoDB
4 1 (1.69%) Redis
4 1 (1.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (1.69%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 10 (16.95%) Selenium
2 9 (15.25%) Cucumber
3 6 (10.17%) Visual Studio
4 5 (8.47%) Gatling
4 5 (8.47%) JIRA
4 5 (8.47%) SpecFlow
4 5 (8.47%) The Grinder
5 3 (5.08%) Git (software)
5 3 (5.08%) WebDriver
6 2 (3.39%) Jenkins
6 2 (3.39%) JMeter
6 2 (3.39%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (3.39%) Travis CI
6 2 (3.39%) Visual Studio Team System
7 1 (1.69%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 1 (1.69%) HP UFT
7 1 (1.69%) Subversion
General
1 12 (20.34%) Back Office
2 3 (5.08%) Finance
3 2 (3.39%) Billing
4 1 (1.69%) Local Government
4 1 (1.69%) Retail
Job Titles
1 47 (79.66%) Developer
2 21 (35.59%) .NET Developer
3 16 (27.12%) Microsoft Developer
4 12 (20.34%) CRM Developer
5 10 (16.95%) Dynamics CRM Developer
6 8 (13.56%) C# Developer
6 8 (13.56%) QA Engineer
7 5 (8.47%) Backend Developer
7 5 (8.47%) C# .NET Developer
8 3 (5.08%) Java Engineer
8 3 (5.08%) Lead Developer
8 3 (5.08%) Senior Java Engineer
8 3 (5.08%) Senior QA Engineer
9 2 (3.39%) Business Intelligence Developer
9 2 (3.39%) Consultant
9 2 (3.39%) Senior Consultant
9 2 (3.39%) Software Developer
9 2 (3.39%) SQL BI Developer
9 2 (3.39%) SQL Developer
10 1 (1.69%) Azure Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (76.27%) .NET
2 16 (27.12%) HTML
3 13 (22.03%) CSS
4 10 (16.95%) ASP.NET
5 6 (10.17%) .NET Core
5 6 (10.17%) .NET Framework
5 6 (10.17%) AngularJS
5 6 (10.17%) Entity Framework
5 6 (10.17%) jQuery
6 5 (8.47%) ASP.NET MVC
6 5 (8.47%) XHTML
6 5 (8.47%) XML
7 4 (6.78%) Vue.js
8 3 (5.08%) ASP.NET Web API
9 1 (1.69%) Ajax
9 1 (1.69%) AutoMapper
9 1 (1.69%) SignalR
9 1 (1.69%) SOAP
9 1 (1.69%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 1 (1.69%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (8.47%) Greenfield Project
2 4 (6.78%) User Experience
3 1 (1.69%) Data Centre
3 1 (1.69%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 2 (3.39%) Windows
2 1 (1.69%) Linux
2 1 (1.69%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (59.32%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (55.93%) CRM
3 31 (52.54%) TDD
4 27 (45.76%) Continuous Integration
5 20 (33.90%) MVC
6 17 (28.81%) Continuous Deployment
7 12 (20.34%) Test Automation
8 9 (15.25%) BDD
9 5 (8.47%) Integration Testing
9 5 (8.47%) Software Engineering
10 4 (6.78%) Performance Testing
10 4 (6.78%) Scrum
10 4 (6.78%) SOLID
10 4 (6.78%) UX Design
10 4 (6.78%) Web Development
11 3 (5.08%) Data Migration
11 3 (5.08%) Data Transformation
11 3 (5.08%) SDLC
11 3 (5.08%) Software Deployment
11 3 (5.08%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 25 (42.37%) SQL
2 13 (22.03%) JavaScript
3 10 (16.95%) Java
4 3 (5.08%) C
4 3 (5.08%) VB
4 3 (5.08%) VB.NET
4 3 (5.08%) VB6
5 2 (3.39%) T-SQL
6 1 (1.69%) Bash Shell
6 1 (1.69%) C++
6 1 (1.69%) PHP
6 1 (1.69%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 1 (1.69%) BPSS Clearance
1 1 (1.69%) DBS Check
1 1 (1.69%) Degree
1 1 (1.69%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (15.25%) QA
2 1 (1.69%) GDPR
System Software
1 1 (1.69%) Active Directory
1 1 (1.69%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (1.69%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 28 (47.46%) Microsoft
2 4 (6.78%) Apple
3 3 (5.08%) Oracle