Period
to 21 July 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 21 July 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
21 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 44 36 31
Rank change year-on-year -8 -5 +7
Contract jobs citing C# 21 18 43
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 3.08% 3.36% 4.97%
As % of the Programming Languages category 8.47% 12.00% 11.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 12 24
Lancashire median daily rate £419 £325 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +28.85% -16.13% +19.23%
10th Percentile £225 £272 £263
90th Percentile £510 £386 £475
North West median daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year +7.14% +7.69% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 13
Lancashire median hourly rate £43.00 £42.50 £41.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.18% +2.41% -
North West median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year - +14.29% +1.45%

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 248 150 365
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 36.42% 27.99% 42.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 167 78 230
Lancashire median daily rate £475 £375 £361
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +26.67% +3.81% +2.92%
10th Percentile £313 £256 £253
90th Percentile £574 £529 £488
North West median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% +4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 36 33
Lancashire median hourly rate £39.00 £42.50 £39.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.24% +8.28% +6.08%
10th Percentile £25.95 £36.88 £20.50
90th Percentile £43.00 £44.75 £47.00
North West median hourly rate £36.25 £40.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year -9.38% +23.08% -7.14%

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 21 July 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 21 July 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 -24 12 £475 +38.69% 5
Preston +15 4 £305 +6.09% 10
Blackburn +5 3 £325 - 6
C#
North West

For the 6 months to 21 July 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 12 (57.14%) MVC
2 10 (47.62%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (47.62%) BDD
3 9 (42.86%) SQL
3 9 (42.86%) .NET
4 8 (38.10%) Java
4 8 (38.10%) TDD
4 8 (38.10%) QA
4 8 (38.10%) Test Automation
5 7 (33.33%) Selenium
5 7 (33.33%) Cucumber
6 6 (28.57%) SQL Server
7 5 (23.81%) JavaScript
7 5 (23.81%) WinForms
7 5 (23.81%) WCF
7 5 (23.81%) Gatling
7 5 (23.81%) The Grinder
7 5 (23.81%) Entity Framework
8 4 (19.05%) Continuous Improvement
8 4 (19.05%) Process Improvement
8 4 (19.05%) SpecFlow
8 4 (19.05%) Performance Testing
8 4 (19.05%) Continuous Integration
8 4 (19.05%) HTML
8 4 (19.05%) XML
8 4 (19.05%) Manufacturing
8 4 (19.05%) ASP.NET
8 4 (19.05%) CSS
9 3 (14.29%) OO
9 3 (14.29%) CRM

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 (4.76%) CMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (28.57%) SQL Server
2 2 (9.52%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (4.76%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 7 (33.33%) Cucumber
1 7 (33.33%) Selenium
2 5 (23.81%) Gatling
2 5 (23.81%) The Grinder
3 4 (19.05%) SpecFlow
4 3 (14.29%) JIRA
5 2 (9.52%) Jenkins
5 2 (9.52%) JMeter
5 2 (9.52%) Travis CI
5 2 (9.52%) WebDriver
6 1 (4.76%) Subversion
6 1 (4.76%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (19.05%) Manufacturing
2 2 (9.52%) Finance
3 1 (4.76%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 11 (52.38%) Developer
2 7 (33.33%) .NET Developer
2 7 (33.33%) QA Engineer
3 3 (14.29%) Backend Developer
3 3 (14.29%) Java Engineer
3 3 (14.29%) Senior Java Engineer
3 3 (14.29%) Senior QA Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) ASP.NET Developer
4 2 (9.52%) C# Developer
4 2 (9.52%) Full Stack Developer
4 2 (9.52%) Lead Software Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) Software Developer
4 2 (9.52%) Software Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) C# ASP.NET Developer
5 1 (4.76%) Consultant
5 1 (4.76%) JavaScript Developer
5 1 (4.76%) Lead Developer
5 1 (4.76%) Lead Software Developer
5 1 (4.76%) Senior Consultant
5 1 (4.76%) WinForms Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (42.86%) .NET
2 5 (23.81%) Entity Framework
2 5 (23.81%) WCF
2 5 (23.81%) WinForms
3 4 (19.05%) ASP.NET
3 4 (19.05%) CSS
3 4 (19.05%) HTML
3 4 (19.05%) XML
4 3 (14.29%) jQuery
5 2 (9.52%) AngularJS
6 1 (4.76%) .NET Framework
6 1 (4.76%) Ajax
6 1 (4.76%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (4.76%) ASP.NET Web API
6 1 (4.76%) React
6 1 (4.76%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.76%) Data Centre
1 1 (4.76%) Enterprise Software
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (57.14%) MVC
2 10 (47.62%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (47.62%) BDD
3 8 (38.10%) TDD
3 8 (38.10%) Test Automation
4 4 (19.05%) Continuous Improvement
4 4 (19.05%) Continuous Integration
4 4 (19.05%) Performance Testing
4 4 (19.05%) Process Improvement
5 3 (14.29%) CRM
5 3 (14.29%) Integration Testing
5 3 (14.29%) OO
5 3 (14.29%) Software Engineering
6 2 (9.52%) Defect Management
6 2 (9.52%) Kanban
6 2 (9.52%) Pair Programming
6 2 (9.52%) QA Automation
6 2 (9.52%) Refactoring
6 2 (9.52%) Scrum
6 2 (9.52%) Stress Testing
Programming Languages
1 9 (42.86%) SQL
2 8 (38.10%) Java
3 5 (23.81%) JavaScript
4 1 (4.76%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (9.52%) Security Cleared
2 1 (4.76%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (4.76%) DBS Check
2 1 (4.76%) Degree
2 1 (4.76%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (38.10%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (14.29%) Microsoft