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 3 months to 28 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#
North West / Lancashire
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 20 33 27
Rank change year-on-year +13 -6  
Contract jobs citing C# 11 20 20
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 5.39% 4.66% 5.05%
As % of the Programming Languages category 17.46% 11.11% 13.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 8 9
Median daily rate £325 £323 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.77% -0.76%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £276 £250 £198
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £380 £384
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 11 0
Median hourly rate £55.00 £41.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +32.53% -  
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 Lancashire with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
Lancashire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 63 180 144
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Lancashire 30.88% 41.96% 36.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 113 93
Median daily rate £325 £350 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.14% -1.40%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £600 £523
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +3.33% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 27 9
Median hourly rate £43.00 £41.50 £45.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.61% -9.28%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £35.40 £35.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £47.33 £46.09
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 Lancashire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Lancashire 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 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 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for C# in Lancashire

C#
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Lancashire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 28 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Preston -4 4 £319 -15.84% 3
C#
North West

C#
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 28 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 Lancashire region with a requirement for C#.

1 47 (87.04%) .NET
2 33 (61.11%) ASP.NET
3 29 (53.70%) SQL Server
3 29 (53.70%) MVC
4 26 (48.15%) JavaScript
4 26 (48.15%) SQL
5 18 (33.33%) HTML
6 17 (31.48%) Agile Software Development
7 16 (29.63%) CSS
8 15 (27.78%) ASP.NET MVC
9 11 (20.37%) SQL Server 2008
10 10 (18.52%) Web Services
10 10 (18.52%) XML
10 10 (18.52%) Microsoft
11 9 (16.67%) SQL Server 2012
11 9 (16.67%) VB.NET
11 9 (16.67%) Oracle
11 9 (16.67%) WinForms
12 8 (14.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 8 (14.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 8 (14.81%) SharePoint
13 7 (12.96%) Python
13 7 (12.96%) Java
13 7 (12.96%) Automated Testing
13 7 (12.96%) Ruby
13 7 (12.96%) Test Strategy
14 6 (11.11%) Virtual Team
14 6 (11.11%) Oracle EBS R12
14 6 (11.11%) Security Cleared
14 6 (11.11%) Integration Testing

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 8 (14.81%) SharePoint
2 2 (3.70%) IIS
2 2 (3.70%) Oracle Application Server
3 1 (1.85%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (1.85%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (1.85%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (1.85%) SharePoint 2013
Business Applications
1 6 (11.11%) Oracle EBS
1 6 (11.11%) Oracle EBS R12
2 2 (3.70%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (3.70%) Oracle Cash Management
2 2 (3.70%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (1.85%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.56%) PaaS
1 3 (5.56%) SaaS
2 2 (3.70%) IaaS
3 1 (1.85%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (1.85%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.85%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.56%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (53.70%) SQL Server
2 11 (20.37%) SQL Server 2008
3 9 (16.67%) SQL Server 2012
4 8 (14.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 8 (14.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 6 (11.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 4 (7.41%) Oracle Reports
7 3 (5.56%) Firebird
7 3 (5.56%) MongoDB
7 3 (5.56%) SQL Server 2005
8 2 (3.70%) MySQL
8 2 (3.70%) Oracle Database
8 2 (3.70%) Oracle Database 11g
8 2 (3.70%) Oracle Database 12c
8 2 (3.70%) RDBMS
8 2 (3.70%) Relational Database
9 1 (1.85%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 5 (9.26%) Visual Studio
2 3 (5.56%) Jenkins
2 3 (5.56%) JIRA
2 3 (5.56%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (3.70%) Git (software)
3 2 (3.70%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 2 (3.70%) Subversion
4 1 (1.85%) Mercurial
General
1 6 (11.11%) Finance
2 3 (5.56%) Electronics
3 2 (3.70%) Advertising
3 2 (3.70%) Banking
3 2 (3.70%) General Ledger
3 2 (3.70%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 44 (81.48%) Developer
2 26 (48.15%) .NET Developer
3 25 (46.30%) C# Developer
4 14 (25.93%) C# .NET Developer
5 10 (18.52%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
6 6 (11.11%) SQL Developer
7 4 (7.41%) SQL Server Developer
7 4 (7.41%) Test Engineer
8 3 (5.56%) Senior Test Engineer
8 3 (5.56%) SharePoint Developer
8 3 (5.56%) Software Developer
9 2 (3.70%) Applications Developer
9 2 (3.70%) Applications Support
9 2 (3.70%) ASP.NET Developer
9 2 (3.70%) C# Web Developer
9 2 (3.70%) Dynamics CRM Developer
9 2 (3.70%) Senior .NET Developer
9 2 (3.70%) Senior C# Developer
9 2 (3.70%) Senior Developer
9 2 (3.70%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (87.04%) .NET
2 33 (61.11%) ASP.NET
3 18 (33.33%) HTML
4 16 (29.63%) CSS
5 15 (27.78%) ASP.NET MVC
6 10 (18.52%) Web Services
6 10 (18.52%) XML
7 9 (16.67%) WinForms
8 5 (9.26%) .NET Framework
8 5 (9.26%) jQuery
8 5 (9.26%) LINQ
8 5 (9.26%) SOAP
8 5 (9.26%) WCF
9 3 (5.56%) ADO.NET
9 3 (5.56%) Ajax
9 3 (5.56%) AngularJS
9 3 (5.56%) Classic ASP
9 3 (5.56%) LINQ to SQL
9 3 (5.56%) Spring
9 3 (5.56%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 6 (11.11%) Virtual Team
2 2 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (3.70%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.85%) Data Structures
3 1 (1.85%) Fintech
3 1 (1.85%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 6 (11.11%) Windows
2 3 (5.56%) Windows Server
3 1 (1.85%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (1.85%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (53.70%) MVC
2 17 (31.48%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (12.96%) Automated Testing
3 7 (12.96%) Test Strategy
4 6 (11.11%) ERP
4 6 (11.11%) Integration Testing
4 6 (11.11%) ITIL
5 5 (9.26%) Business Intelligence
5 5 (9.26%) Functional Testing
6 4 (7.41%) Web Development
7 3 (5.56%) OO
7 3 (5.56%) OOD
7 3 (5.56%) SDLC
7 3 (5.56%) Software Architecture
7 3 (5.56%) TDD
7 3 (5.56%) UML
8 2 (3.70%) Cash Management
8 2 (3.70%) Performance Tuning
8 2 (3.70%) SFIA
8 2 (3.70%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 26 (48.15%) JavaScript
1 26 (48.15%) SQL
2 9 (16.67%) VB.NET
3 7 (12.96%) Java
3 7 (12.96%) Python
3 7 (12.96%) Ruby
4 6 (11.11%) C
4 6 (11.11%) Perl
4 6 (11.11%) Shell Script
5 5 (9.26%) VB
6 4 (7.41%) T-SQL
7 1 (1.85%) PHP
7 1 (1.85%) PowerShell
7 1 (1.85%) TypeScript
7 1 (1.85%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 6 (11.11%) Security Cleared
2 4 (7.41%) SC Cleared
3 3 (5.56%) Degree
4 2 (3.70%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (3.70%) HNC
4 2 (3.70%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 2 (3.70%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.41%) QA
2 1 (1.85%) Disclosure Scotland
Vendors
1 10 (18.52%) Microsoft
2 9 (16.67%) Oracle
3 3 (5.56%) Perforce