Period
to 17 January 2019

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 17 January 2019 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
17 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 13 27 10
Rank change year-on-year +14 -17 +10
Contract jobs citing C# 70 25 73
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 10.56% 5.58% 12.85%
As % of the Programming Languages category 26.42% 14.37% 33.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 21 57
Lancashire median daily rate £375 £380 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.32% +21.60% +25.00%
10th Percentile £216 £305 £258
90th Percentile £510 £400 £408
North West median daily rate £385 £355 £350
% change year-on-year +8.45% +1.43% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 3 8
Lancashire median hourly rate £38.61 £43.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.20% +1.18% +8.97%
10th Percentile £27.06 £41.10 £33.08
90th Percentile £43.13 £43.00 £57.50
North West median hourly rate £41.00 £40.63 £40.00
% change year-on-year +0.92% +1.56% +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 265 174 219
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 39.97% 38.84% 38.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 179 116 156
Lancashire median daily rate £438 £401 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.03% +11.46% -11.66%
10th Percentile £256 £300 £259
90th Percentile £650 £583 £531
North West median daily rate £400 £398 £375
% change year-on-year +0.63% +6.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 20 27
Lancashire median hourly rate £39.50 £42.50 £41.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.06% +2.41% +10.67%
10th Percentile £26.56 £36.69 £30.58
90th Percentile £43.13 £52.33 £50.00
North West median hourly rate £36.23 £39.00 £38.50
% change year-on-year -7.12% +1.30% +4.05%

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 17 January 2019.

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#
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Lancashire

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing C# in Lancashire over the 6 months to 17 January 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 17 January 2019. 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 +13 21 £438 +9.38% 5
Preston +16 15 £388 +3.33% 10
Blackburn -4 8 £225 -25.00% 10
Lancaster -2 1 £300 - 5
Chorley -11 1 £375 +20.97% 2
C#
North West

For the 6 months to 17 January 2019, 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 57 (81.43%) .NET
2 39 (55.71%) Microsoft
3 38 (54.29%) CRM
4 33 (47.14%) Agile Software Development
5 32 (45.71%) Dynamics CRM
5 32 (45.71%) SQL Server
6 31 (44.29%) SQL
6 31 (44.29%) Continuous Integration
7 29 (41.43%) TDD
8 22 (31.43%) MVC
9 20 (28.57%) Continuous Deployment
10 16 (22.86%) HTML
11 14 (20.00%) ASP.NET
12 13 (18.57%) JavaScript
13 12 (17.14%) CSS
13 12 (17.14%) Back Office
14 10 (14.29%) Visual Studio
15 8 (11.43%) MySQL
16 7 (10.00%) Dynamics 365
16 7 (10.00%) Oracle
16 7 (10.00%) Team Foundation Server
16 7 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
17 6 (8.57%) ASP.NET MVC
17 6 (8.57%) Web Development
17 6 (8.57%) Software Engineering
17 6 (8.57%) .NET Core
17 6 (8.57%) Vue.js
17 6 (8.57%) AngularJS
18 5 (7.14%) Entity Framework
18 5 (7.14%) Data Transformation

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 (1.43%) NServiceBus
1 1 (1.43%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (2.86%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (2.86%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.43%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 32 (45.71%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 7 (10.00%) Dynamics 365
1 7 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.43%) Azure Active Directory
2 1 (1.43%) Azure Functions
2 1 (1.43%) Office 365
2 1 (1.43%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.43%) HTTPS
1 1 (1.43%) SSH
1 1 (1.43%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (45.71%) SQL Server
2 8 (11.43%) MySQL
3 4 (5.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (2.86%) Oracle Database
4 2 (2.86%) Power BI
4 2 (2.86%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (1.43%) Azure SQL Database
5 1 (1.43%) Firebird
5 1 (1.43%) GIS
5 1 (1.43%) MongoDB
5 1 (1.43%) MS Access
5 1 (1.43%) PowerPivot
5 1 (1.43%) Redis
5 1 (1.43%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (1.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (1.43%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 10 (14.29%) Visual Studio
2 7 (10.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (5.71%) Git (software)
3 4 (5.71%) Selenium
4 3 (4.29%) Cucumber
5 2 (2.86%) HP UFT
5 2 (2.86%) JIRA
5 2 (2.86%) PVCS
5 2 (2.86%) Visual Studio Team System
6 1 (1.43%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (1.43%) SpecFlow
6 1 (1.43%) WebDriver
General
1 12 (17.14%) Back Office
2 4 (5.71%) Finance
2 4 (5.71%) Manufacturing
3 2 (2.86%) Billing
4 1 (1.43%) Local Government
4 1 (1.43%) Retail
Job Titles
1 61 (87.14%) Developer
2 26 (37.14%) .NET Developer
3 17 (24.29%) Microsoft Developer
4 16 (22.86%) CRM Developer
5 14 (20.00%) C# Developer
5 14 (20.00%) Dynamics CRM Developer
6 8 (11.43%) C# .NET Developer
7 5 (7.14%) Backend Developer
7 5 (7.14%) SQL Developer
8 4 (5.71%) Lead Developer
8 4 (5.71%) Software Developer
9 3 (4.29%) Business Intelligence Developer
9 3 (4.29%) SQL BI Developer
10 2 (2.86%) Agile Developer
10 2 (2.86%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
10 2 (2.86%) Automation Test Lead
10 2 (2.86%) Business Intelligence Lead
10 2 (2.86%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 2 (2.86%) Data Migration Lead
10 2 (2.86%) JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 57 (81.43%) .NET
2 16 (22.86%) HTML
3 14 (20.00%) ASP.NET
4 12 (17.14%) CSS
5 6 (8.57%) .NET Core
5 6 (8.57%) AngularJS
5 6 (8.57%) ASP.NET MVC
5 6 (8.57%) Vue.js
6 5 (7.14%) .NET Framework
6 5 (7.14%) Entity Framework
6 5 (7.14%) jQuery
6 5 (7.14%) Web Services
6 5 (7.14%) XHTML
6 5 (7.14%) XML
7 2 (2.86%) ASP.NET Web API
8 1 (1.43%) AutoMapper
8 1 (1.43%) OpenLayers
8 1 (1.43%) SignalR
8 1 (1.43%) SOAP
8 1 (1.43%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 5 (7.14%) Greenfield Project
2 4 (5.71%) User Experience
3 2 (2.86%) NHS
3 2 (2.86%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 3 (4.29%) Windows
2 2 (2.86%) Unix
3 1 (1.43%) Linux
3 1 (1.43%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (54.29%) CRM
2 33 (47.14%) Agile Software Development
3 31 (44.29%) Continuous Integration
4 29 (41.43%) TDD
5 22 (31.43%) MVC
6 20 (28.57%) Continuous Deployment
7 6 (8.57%) Software Engineering
7 6 (8.57%) Web Development
8 5 (7.14%) Business Intelligence
8 5 (7.14%) Data Migration
8 5 (7.14%) Data Transformation
8 5 (7.14%) ETL
8 5 (7.14%) Integration Testing
8 5 (7.14%) Migration
8 5 (7.14%) SOLID
8 5 (7.14%) Test Automation
9 4 (5.71%) Coaching
9 4 (5.71%) SDLC
9 4 (5.71%) Software Deployment
9 4 (5.71%) UX Design
Programming Languages
1 31 (44.29%) SQL
2 13 (18.57%) JavaScript
3 5 (7.14%) C
4 3 (4.29%) Bash Shell
4 3 (4.29%) C++
4 3 (4.29%) Java
4 3 (4.29%) VB
4 3 (4.29%) VB.NET
4 3 (4.29%) VB6
5 2 (2.86%) AWK
5 2 (2.86%) Korn
5 2 (2.86%) sed
6 1 (1.43%) PHP
6 1 (1.43%) T-SQL
6 1 (1.43%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 3 (4.29%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (1.43%) Degree
2 1 (1.43%) HNC
2 1 (1.43%) HND
2 1 (1.43%) SC Cleared
2 1 (1.43%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.29%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (1.43%) GDPR
2 1 (1.43%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.43%) Active Directory
1 1 (1.43%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (1.43%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 39 (55.71%) Microsoft
2 7 (10.00%) Oracle
3 4 (5.71%) Apple
4 1 (1.43%) Sitecore
4 1 (1.43%) Tableau