Period
to 19 September 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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 39 35 18
Rank change year-on-year -4 -17 +19
Contract jobs citing C# 26 20 49
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 4.15% 3.46% 6.86%
As % of the Programming Languages category 11.26% 13.89% 16.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 13 25
Lancashire median daily rate £438 £325 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +34.62% -13.33% -11.76%
10th Percentile £225 £275 £250
90th Percentile £510 £385 £475
North West median daily rate £375 £350 £335
% change year-on-year +7.14% +4.48% -4.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 12
Lancashire median hourly rate £43.00 £41.88 £41.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.69% +0.90% +3.75%
North West median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £35.50
% change year-on-year - +12.68% -8.39%

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 231 144 303
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 36.84% 24.91% 42.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 167 88 185
Lancashire median daily rate £475 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +26.67% - -6.25%
10th Percentile £271 £261 £263
90th Percentile £575 £570 £495
North West median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 23 24
Lancashire median hourly rate £40.13 £41.50 £35.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.31% +16.90% -4.05%
10th Percentile £33.01 £36.38 £14.08
90th Percentile £43.00 £44.00 £42.50
North West median hourly rate £36.13 £38.75 £28.50
% change year-on-year -6.77% +35.96% -22.97%

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 19 September 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 19 September 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 -6 15 £450 +31.39% 5
Preston +19 5 £305 +19.02% 14
Blackburn 0 2 - - 3
C#
North West

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 14 (53.85%) MVC
2 12 (46.15%) SQL
2 12 (46.15%) .NET
2 12 (46.15%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (38.46%) TDD
3 10 (38.46%) Test Automation
4 9 (34.62%) BDD
4 9 (34.62%) QA
4 9 (34.62%) SQL Server
4 9 (34.62%) Java
5 8 (30.77%) HTML
5 8 (30.77%) CSS
5 8 (30.77%) CRM
5 8 (30.77%) Selenium
5 8 (30.77%) Continuous Integration
5 8 (30.77%) Cucumber
6 6 (23.08%) Entity Framework
7 5 (19.23%) SpecFlow
7 5 (19.23%) Gatling
7 5 (19.23%) The Grinder
7 5 (19.23%) Integration Testing
7 5 (19.23%) JavaScript
7 5 (19.23%) Microsoft
8 4 (15.38%) Manufacturing
8 4 (15.38%) WinForms
8 4 (15.38%) XML
8 4 (15.38%) JIRA
8 4 (15.38%) Performance Testing
8 4 (15.38%) WCF
8 4 (15.38%) Continuous Improvement

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 (3.85%) NServiceBus
1 1 (3.85%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (7.69%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.85%) Office 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (34.62%) SQL Server
2 2 (7.69%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (3.85%) MySQL
3 1 (3.85%) Power BI
3 1 (3.85%) Redis
3 1 (3.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (3.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 8 (30.77%) Cucumber
1 8 (30.77%) Selenium
2 5 (19.23%) Gatling
2 5 (19.23%) SpecFlow
2 5 (19.23%) The Grinder
3 4 (15.38%) JIRA
4 3 (11.54%) WebDriver
5 2 (7.69%) Jenkins
5 2 (7.69%) JMeter
5 2 (7.69%) Travis CI
6 1 (3.85%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (3.85%) Subversion
6 1 (3.85%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (3.85%) Visual Studio
6 1 (3.85%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 4 (15.38%) Manufacturing
2 2 (7.69%) Finance
3 1 (3.85%) Aerospace
3 1 (3.85%) Retail
Job Titles
1 15 (57.69%) Developer
2 8 (30.77%) QA Engineer
3 7 (26.92%) .NET Developer
4 5 (19.23%) Backend Developer
5 3 (11.54%) Java Engineer
5 3 (11.54%) Senior Java Engineer
5 3 (11.54%) Senior QA Engineer
5 3 (11.54%) Software Developer
6 2 (7.69%) CRM Developer
6 2 (7.69%) Lead Software Engineer
6 2 (7.69%) Software Engineer
7 1 (3.85%) Automation Consultant
7 1 (3.85%) Consultant
7 1 (3.85%) Full Stack Developer
7 1 (3.85%) Lead Developer
7 1 (3.85%) Lead Software Developer
7 1 (3.85%) Office 365 Developer
7 1 (3.85%) QA Consultant
7 1 (3.85%) Senior Consultant
7 1 (3.85%) SQL BI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (46.15%) .NET
2 8 (30.77%) CSS
2 8 (30.77%) HTML
3 6 (23.08%) Entity Framework
4 4 (15.38%) WCF
4 4 (15.38%) WinForms
4 4 (15.38%) XML
5 3 (11.54%) jQuery
6 2 (7.69%) .NET Framework
6 2 (7.69%) ASP.NET
6 2 (7.69%) ASP.NET Web API
7 1 (3.85%) Ajax
7 1 (3.85%) AngularJS
7 1 (3.85%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1 (3.85%) AutoMapper
7 1 (3.85%) SignalR
7 1 (3.85%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.85%) Data Centre
1 1 (3.85%) NHS
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (53.85%) MVC
2 12 (46.15%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (38.46%) TDD
3 10 (38.46%) Test Automation
4 9 (34.62%) BDD
5 8 (30.77%) Continuous Integration
5 8 (30.77%) CRM
6 5 (19.23%) Integration Testing
7 4 (15.38%) Continuous Improvement
7 4 (15.38%) Performance Testing
7 4 (15.38%) Process Improvement
8 3 (11.54%) OO
9 2 (7.69%) Continuous Deployment
9 2 (7.69%) Defect Management
9 2 (7.69%) Kanban
9 2 (7.69%) QA Automation
9 2 (7.69%) Scrum
9 2 (7.69%) Software Engineering
9 2 (7.69%) Stress Testing
10 1 (3.85%) Exploratory Testing
Programming Languages
1 12 (46.15%) SQL
2 9 (34.62%) Java
3 5 (19.23%) JavaScript
4 2 (7.69%) T-SQL
5 1 (3.85%) PHP
Qualifications
1 2 (7.69%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.85%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (3.85%) DBS Check
2 1 (3.85%) Degree
2 1 (3.85%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (34.62%) QA
Vendors
1 5 (19.23%) Microsoft
2 3 (11.54%) Capita