Period
to 20 January 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Manchester 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 20 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 > Manchester
6 months to
20 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 9 11 17
Rank change year-on-year +2 +6 +6
Contract jobs citing C# 357 300 244
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 12.21% 10.67% 7.71%
As % of the Programming Languages category 27.72% 23.55% 19.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 294 226 186
Manchester median daily rate £375 £370 £354
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.35% +4.59% +8.85%
10th Percentile £313 £278 £300
90th Percentile £496 £488 £475
North West median daily rate £385 £355 £350
% change year-on-year +8.45% +1.43% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 1
Manchester median hourly rate £31.13 £40.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.19% +14.29% -3.45%
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 Manchester with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
Manchester
Contract vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 1,288 1,274 1,280
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 44.05% 45.32% 40.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 935 922 917
Manchester median daily rate £400 £398 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.63% +6.00% +3.45%
10th Percentile £313 £276 £263
90th Percentile £575 £538 £509
North West median daily rate £400 £398 £375
% change year-on-year +0.63% +6.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 25 19
Manchester median hourly rate £26.86 £18.71 £29.53
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +43.55% -36.63% -5.52%
10th Percentile £17.60 £12.75 £14.63
90th Percentile £40.68 £45.60 £44.75
North West median hourly rate £36.23 £38.88 £38.50
% change year-on-year -6.82% +0.97% +4.05%

C#
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

Job postings citing C# as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Manchester.

Job vacancy trend for C# in Manchester

C#
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing C# in Manchester.

Contractor daily rate trend for C# in Manchester

C#
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing C# in Manchester over the 6 months to 20 January 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for C# in Manchester

C#
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing C# in Manchester.

Contractor hourly rate trend for C# in Manchester

C#
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Manchester

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing C# in Manchester over the 6 months to 20 January 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for C# in Manchester

C#
Contract Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing C# within the Manchester region over the 6 months to 20 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
Stockport -4 8 £350 - 7
Bolton +5 7 £400 +60.00% 2
Altrincham 0 6 £415 +8.85% 11
Sale - 6 £390 - 1
Rochdale - 3 £300 -
Bury - 3 £375 - 9
Salford -5 1 £400 +60.00% 5
Cheadle - 1 £320 - 5
C#
North West

For the 6 months to 20 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 Manchester region with a requirement for C#.

1 303 (84.87%) .NET
2 144 (40.34%) SQL
3 136 (38.10%) Agile Software Development
4 126 (35.29%) SQL Server
5 120 (33.61%) MVC
6 98 (27.45%) ASP.NET
7 87 (24.37%) JavaScript
8 84 (23.53%) Microsoft
9 72 (20.17%) CSS
10 67 (18.77%) HTML
11 64 (17.93%) AngularJS
12 60 (16.81%) Microsoft Azure
12 60 (16.81%) VB.NET
13 56 (15.69%) Web Services
14 55 (15.41%) WinForms
14 55 (15.41%) Test Automation
15 54 (15.13%) E-Commerce
16 53 (14.85%) ASP.NET Web API
17 49 (13.73%) .NET Framework
18 45 (12.61%) jQuery
19 42 (11.76%) WCF
20 40 (11.20%) WPF
20 40 (11.20%) JIRA
20 40 (11.20%) CRM
21 39 (10.92%) NoSQL
22 38 (10.64%) HTML5
22 38 (10.64%) React
23 37 (10.36%) TDD
24 36 (10.08%) Degree
25 35 (9.80%) Dynamics CRM

C#
Co-occurring IT Skills in Manchester 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 20 (5.60%) SharePoint
2 10 (2.80%) CMS
3 7 (1.96%) Drupal
4 4 (1.12%) IIS
4 4 (1.12%) Umbraco
5 3 (0.84%) Confluence
6 2 (0.56%) Apache
6 2 (0.56%) BizTalk Server
6 2 (0.56%) Sitecore CMS
7 1 (0.28%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.28%) K2 blackpearl
7 1 (0.28%) MS Exchange
7 1 (0.28%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 2 (0.56%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.28%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.28%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 35 (9.80%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 60 (16.81%) Microsoft Azure
2 22 (6.16%) Dynamics 365
3 19 (5.32%) Amazon AWS
4 14 (3.92%) GitHub
5 7 (1.96%) Boomi
6 5 (1.40%) Azure Active Directory
6 5 (1.40%) Serverless
7 4 (1.12%) Azure Functions
8 2 (0.56%) PaaS
8 2 (0.56%) SaaS
9 1 (0.28%) AWS Lambda
9 1 (0.28%) Azure Data Factory
9 1 (0.28%) BrowserStack
9 1 (0.28%) IaaS
9 1 (0.28%) iPaaS
9 1 (0.28%) npm
9 1 (0.28%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 10 (2.80%) SMS
2 2 (0.56%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 126 (35.29%) SQL Server
2 39 (10.92%) NoSQL
3 23 (6.44%) SQL Server 2000
4 18 (5.04%) MySQL
4 18 (5.04%) RavenDB
5 11 (3.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 10 (2.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 9 (2.52%) Relational Database
8 8 (2.24%) Power BI
9 7 (1.96%) MariaDB
10 5 (1.40%) MongoDB
11 4 (1.12%) Azure SQL Database
11 4 (1.12%) RDBMS
12 2 (0.56%) Crystal Reports
12 2 (0.56%) Data Warehouse
12 2 (0.56%) MS Access
12 2 (0.56%) SQL Server 2008
12 2 (0.56%) SQL Server 2016
12 2 (0.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 1 (0.28%) Biml
Development Applications
1 40 (11.20%) JIRA
2 34 (9.52%) Visual Studio
3 30 (8.40%) Selenium
4 28 (7.84%) Git (software)
5 27 (7.56%) AccuRev
6 19 (5.32%) Visual Studio Team System
7 16 (4.48%) Jenkins
8 14 (3.92%) WebDriver
9 13 (3.64%) Jasmine
10 12 (3.36%) JMeter
11 11 (3.08%) TeamCity
12 9 (2.52%) SpecFlow
13 8 (2.24%) AdminStudio
13 8 (2.24%) MSI
13 8 (2.24%) Octopus Deploy
13 8 (2.24%) Wise Package Studio
14 6 (1.68%) NUnit
15 5 (1.40%) Bitbucket
16 4 (1.12%) Mercurial
17 3 (0.84%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 22 (6.16%) Billing
2 16 (4.48%) Finance
3 12 (3.36%) Back Office
4 10 (2.80%) Law
5 9 (2.52%) Retail
6 8 (2.24%) Banking
6 8 (2.24%) Games
7 7 (1.96%) Legal
8 3 (0.84%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.28%) Local Government
9 1 (0.28%) Marketing
9 1 (0.28%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 266 (74.51%) Developer
2 157 (43.98%) .NET Developer
3 96 (26.89%) C# Developer
4 69 (19.33%) C# .NET Developer
5 51 (14.29%) Full Stack Developer
6 32 (8.96%) VB.NET Developer
7 31 (8.68%) Software Developer
8 29 (8.12%) C# VB.NET Developer
9 24 (6.72%) C# Software Developer
10 22 (6.16%) SQL Developer
11 18 (5.04%) ASP.NET Developer
12 17 (4.76%) Tester
13 16 (4.48%) Senior Developer
14 15 (4.20%) Analyst
14 15 (4.20%) C# ASP.NET Developer
14 15 (4.20%) Consultant
14 15 (4.20%) CRM Developer
15 14 (3.92%) .NET Software Developer
15 14 (3.92%) Dynamics CRM Developer
15 14 (3.92%) React Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 303 (84.87%) .NET
2 98 (27.45%) ASP.NET
3 72 (20.17%) CSS
4 67 (18.77%) HTML
5 64 (17.93%) AngularJS
6 56 (15.69%) Web Services
7 55 (15.41%) WinForms
8 53 (14.85%) ASP.NET Web API
9 49 (13.73%) .NET Framework
10 45 (12.61%) jQuery
11 42 (11.76%) WCF
12 40 (11.20%) WPF
13 38 (10.64%) HTML5
13 38 (10.64%) React
14 32 (8.96%) RESTful
15 31 (8.68%) XML
16 28 (7.84%) SOAP
17 27 (7.56%) CSS3
18 24 (6.72%) ASP.NET Core
18 24 (6.72%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 19 (5.32%) Greenfield Project
2 13 (3.64%) Semantic Web
3 12 (3.36%) NHS
4 11 (3.08%) Analytical Skills
5 7 (1.96%) Self-Motivation
6 6 (1.68%) Hedge funds
7 5 (1.40%) Online Games
8 4 (1.12%) N-Tier
8 4 (1.12%) Online Gambling
9 3 (0.84%) Enterprise Software
10 2 (0.56%) Data Centre
10 2 (0.56%) Fintech
11 1 (0.28%) Augmented Reality
11 1 (0.28%) Data Structures
11 1 (0.28%) Digital TV
11 1 (0.28%) Driving Licence
11 1 (0.28%) Management Information System
11 1 (0.28%) Mobile App
11 1 (0.28%) User Experience
11 1 (0.28%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 23 (6.44%) Windows
2 10 (2.80%) Linux
3 8 (2.24%) Windows 10
3 8 (2.24%) Windows 7
3 8 (2.24%) Windows 8
3 8 (2.24%) Windows XP
4 7 (1.96%) CentOS
4 7 (1.96%) Windows Server
5 2 (0.56%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.28%) Android
6 1 (0.28%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.28%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 136 (38.10%) Agile Software Development
2 120 (33.61%) MVC
3 55 (15.41%) Test Automation
4 54 (15.13%) E-Commerce
5 40 (11.20%) CRM
6 37 (10.36%) TDD
7 33 (9.24%) Computer Science
7 33 (9.24%) DevOps
8 29 (8.12%) Software Engineering
9 27 (7.56%) Web Development
10 26 (7.28%) Continuous Integration
11 21 (5.88%) OOP
11 21 (5.88%) SOA
12 20 (5.60%) OO
12 20 (5.60%) Problem-Solving
13 19 (5.32%) BDD
13 19 (5.32%) Unit Testing
14 17 (4.76%) Mentoring
15 16 (4.48%) Continuous Improvement
15 16 (4.48%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 144 (40.34%) SQL
2 87 (24.37%) JavaScript
3 60 (16.81%) VB.NET
4 34 (9.52%) Java
5 18 (5.04%) VB
6 17 (4.76%) PHP
7 15 (4.20%) Perl
7 15 (4.20%) TypeScript
8 14 (3.92%) T-SQL
9 8 (2.24%) Python
9 8 (2.24%) VBScript
10 6 (1.68%) R
11 5 (1.40%) VBA
12 4 (1.12%) C++
12 4 (1.12%) VB6
13 2 (0.56%) Erlang
13 2 (0.56%) ES6
13 2 (0.56%) PowerShell
14 1 (0.28%) F#
14 1 (0.28%) U-SQL
Qualifications
1 36 (10.08%) Degree
2 10 (2.80%) Computer Science Degree
2 10 (2.80%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (0.28%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (0.28%) ISEB
3 1 (0.28%) ISTQB
3 1 (0.28%) SC Cleared
3 1 (0.28%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (7.28%) QA
2 8 (2.24%) SLA
2 8 (2.24%) WAI
3 1 (0.28%) Data Quality
System Software
1 8 (2.24%) Microsoft App-V
1 8 (2.24%) Virtual Desktop
1 8 (2.24%) VMware Infrastructure
1 8 (2.24%) XenApp
2 6 (1.68%) Docker
3 5 (1.40%) Active Directory
4 3 (0.84%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 8 (2.24%) SCCM
2 4 (1.12%) Kubernetes
3 2 (0.56%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (0.56%) Puppet
Vendors
1 84 (23.53%) Microsoft
2 17 (4.76%) Oracle
3 8 (2.24%) Citrix
3 8 (2.24%) Ivanti
3 8 (2.24%) VMware
3 8 (2.24%) Xerox
4 7 (1.96%) Dell
4 7 (1.96%) Informatica
4 7 (1.96%) MuleSoft
4 7 (1.96%) Red Hat
5 4 (1.12%) Google
6 3 (0.84%) Telerik
7 2 (0.56%) iManage
7 2 (0.56%) SAP
7 2 (0.56%) Sitecore
7 2 (0.56%) Splunk
8 1 (0.28%) Facebook
8 1 (0.28%) SmartCo
8 1 (0.28%) Twitter
8 1 (0.28%) Vertica