Period
to 18 November 2017

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 18 November 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
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 27 15 21
Rank change year-on-year -12 +6 +16
Contract jobs citing C# 23 65 67
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 5.07% 9.82% 7.30%
As % of the Programming Languages category 14.74% 24.44% 20.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 46 56
Lancashire median daily rate £350 £355 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.41% +1.43% +9.38%
10th Percentile £300 £263 £205
90th Percentile £400 £475 £500
North West median daily rate £366 £350 £325
% change year-on-year +4.44% +7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 8 5
Lancashire median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
North West median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +6.67% - -

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 156 266 326
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 34.36% 40.18% 35.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 103 180 212
Lancashire median daily rate £400 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% -6.25% +21.90%
10th Percentile £300 £263 £210
90th Percentile £615 £480 £535
North West median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 24 24
Lancashire median hourly rate £42.50 £39.13 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.63% +5.74% +18.59%
10th Percentile £37.00 £14.08 £31.40
90th Percentile £50.83 £42.50 £46.33
North West median hourly rate £40.00 £29.53 £37.50
% change year-on-year +35.48% -21.27% +30.43%

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 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 18 November 2017. 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 +8 5 £400 +11.11% 2
Blackburn - 4 £325 - 2
Chorley +5 3 £310 +24.00% 1
Preston -21 2 - - 8
Lancaster +2 1 - - 1
Burnley +1 1 - -
C#
North West

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 17 (73.91%) .NET
2 14 (60.87%) JavaScript
3 13 (56.52%) ASP.NET
4 11 (47.83%) SQL
4 11 (47.83%) WinForms
5 10 (43.48%) .NET Framework
5 10 (43.48%) MVC
6 9 (39.13%) Agile Software Development
6 9 (39.13%) Software Engineering
7 8 (34.78%) HTML
7 8 (34.78%) XML
7 8 (34.78%) KnockoutJS
8 7 (30.43%) AngularJS
8 7 (30.43%) Team Foundation Server
8 7 (30.43%) ASP.NET MVC
9 6 (26.09%) TDD
9 6 (26.09%) Visual Studio
9 6 (26.09%) Microsoft
10 5 (21.74%) Windows
10 5 (21.74%) CSS
10 5 (21.74%) Security Cleared
10 5 (21.74%) Entity Framework
11 4 (17.39%) Oracle Database
11 4 (17.39%) React
11 4 (17.39%) SDLC
11 4 (17.39%) Test Automation
11 4 (17.39%) VB6
11 4 (17.39%) Scrum
11 4 (17.39%) WCF
11 4 (17.39%) WPF

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 3 (13.04%) Apache Spark
1 3 (13.04%) Umbraco
Cloud Services
1 2 (8.70%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.70%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (17.39%) Oracle Database
1 4 (17.39%) SQL Server
2 3 (13.04%) Big Data
2 3 (13.04%) Hadoop
3 2 (8.70%) RDBMS
3 2 (8.70%) Relational Database
4 1 (4.35%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 7 (30.43%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (26.09%) Visual Studio
3 4 (17.39%) ClearCase
3 4 (17.39%) Rational Robot
4 2 (8.70%) Git (software)
4 2 (8.70%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 1 (4.35%) JIRA
General
1 4 (17.39%) Finance
2 2 (8.70%) Advertising
2 2 (8.70%) Manufacturing
2 2 (8.70%) Retail
Job Titles
1 18 (78.26%) Developer
2 7 (30.43%) .NET Developer
3 6 (26.09%) C# Developer
4 5 (21.74%) Software Developer
5 3 (13.04%) DevOps Engineer
6 2 (8.70%) .NET Web Developer
6 2 (8.70%) C# Software Developer
6 2 (8.70%) Umbraco Developer
6 2 (8.70%) Web Developer
7 1 (4.35%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
7 1 (4.35%) C# .NET Developer
7 1 (4.35%) C# WPF Developer
7 1 (4.35%) Consultant
7 1 (4.35%) Full Stack Developer
7 1 (4.35%) Lead Developer
7 1 (4.35%) Lead Software Developer
7 1 (4.35%) WPF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (73.91%) .NET
2 13 (56.52%) ASP.NET
3 11 (47.83%) WinForms
4 10 (43.48%) .NET Framework
5 8 (34.78%) HTML
5 8 (34.78%) KnockoutJS
5 8 (34.78%) XML
6 7 (30.43%) AngularJS
6 7 (30.43%) ASP.NET MVC
7 5 (21.74%) CSS
7 5 (21.74%) Entity Framework
8 4 (17.39%) React
8 4 (17.39%) WCF
8 4 (17.39%) WPF
8 4 (17.39%) XSD
8 4 (17.39%) XSLT
9 3 (13.04%) HTML5
9 3 (13.04%) Node.js
10 2 (8.70%) Ajax
10 2 (8.70%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.04%) Greenfield Project
2 2 (8.70%) RIA
3 1 (4.35%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 5 (21.74%) Windows
2 1 (4.35%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (43.48%) MVC
2 9 (39.13%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (39.13%) Software Engineering
3 6 (26.09%) TDD
4 4 (17.39%) Scrum
4 4 (17.39%) SDLC
4 4 (17.39%) Test Automation
5 3 (13.04%) DevOps
5 3 (13.04%) Kanban
5 3 (13.04%) Microservices
5 3 (13.04%) SOA
5 3 (13.04%) SOLID
5 3 (13.04%) Web Development
6 2 (8.70%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (8.70%) Issue Tracking
6 2 (8.70%) Process Improvement
6 2 (8.70%) Project Planning
6 2 (8.70%) Unit Testing
7 1 (4.35%) Android Development
7 1 (4.35%) Dashboard Development
Programming Languages
1 14 (60.87%) JavaScript
2 11 (47.83%) SQL
3 4 (17.39%) VB
3 4 (17.39%) VB6
4 3 (13.04%) Java
4 3 (13.04%) Scala
5 2 (8.70%) C++
Qualifications
1 5 (21.74%) Security Cleared
2 3 (13.04%) Degree
2 3 (13.04%) SC Cleared
3 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Certification
Vendors
1 6 (26.09%) Microsoft
2 4 (17.39%) Oracle
3 1 (4.35%) Epicor