Period
to 27 May 2018

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 27 May 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 > Manchester
6 months to
27 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 12 14 23
Rank change year-on-year +2 +9 +1
Contract jobs citing C# 344 227 226
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 11.25% 8.48% 6.19%
As % of the Programming Languages category 24.43% 20.02% 18.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 271 169 163
Manchester median daily rate £375 £355 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.63% +5.19% +3.85%
10th Percentile £300 £285 £250
90th Percentile £475 £450 £438
North West median daily rate £375 £343 £325
% change year-on-year +9.49% +5.38% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 4 1
Manchester median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £29.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +35.59% -
10th Percentile £36.25 £36.50 £28.25
90th Percentile £42.00 £42.63 £30.75
North West median hourly rate £40.00 £33.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year +19.40% -9.46% +5.71%

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 1,408 1,134 1,241
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 46.04% 42.35% 33.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,002 754 785
Manchester median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - +7.14%
10th Percentile £300 £258 £263
90th Percentile £538 £511 £513
North West median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 33 25
Manchester median hourly rate £23.39 £40.00 £29.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -41.53% +37.93% +45.00%
10th Percentile £12.75 £11.75 £13.50
90th Percentile £42.53 £48.00 £47.80
North West median hourly rate £36.25 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year -9.38% +11.11% +2.86%

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 27 May 2018.

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#
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 27 May 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
Stockport +1 15 £315 -3.08% 8
Bolton +8 7 £269 -32.81% 9
Wigan +2 7 £363 +7.41% 4
Salford -2 4 £250 -33.33% 2
C#
North West

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 Manchester region with a requirement for C#.

1 285 (82.85%) .NET
2 154 (44.77%) SQL Server
3 150 (43.60%) Agile Software Development
4 146 (42.44%) SQL
5 136 (39.53%) MVC
6 106 (30.81%) ASP.NET
7 105 (30.52%) JavaScript
8 94 (27.33%) HTML
9 88 (25.58%) Microsoft
10 83 (24.13%) CSS
11 76 (22.09%) TDD
12 71 (20.64%) ASP.NET Web API
13 69 (20.06%) Web Services
14 67 (19.48%) AngularJS
15 61 (17.73%) Visual Studio
16 59 (17.15%) .NET Framework
17 55 (15.99%) WPF
18 54 (15.70%) jQuery
19 52 (15.12%) E-Commerce
20 49 (14.24%) Microsoft Azure
21 47 (13.66%) Test Automation
22 45 (13.08%) ASP.NET MVC
23 44 (12.79%) HTML5
23 44 (12.79%) WCF
24 42 (12.21%) Software Engineering
25 41 (11.92%) Continuous Integration
25 41 (11.92%) JIRA
25 41 (11.92%) .NET Core
26 40 (11.63%) DevOps
27 38 (11.05%) VB.NET

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 (5.81%) CMS
2 12 (3.49%) Confluence
3 10 (2.91%) Elasticsearch
3 10 (2.91%) Orchard CMS
4 5 (1.45%) IIS
4 5 (1.45%) OpenEdge
5 3 (0.87%) NServiceBus
5 3 (0.87%) SharePoint
6 2 (0.58%) BizTalk Server
6 2 (0.58%) Umbraco
7 1 (0.29%) EPiServer
7 1 (0.29%) Sitecore CMS
7 1 (0.29%) WebSphere
Applications
1 4 (1.16%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (0.87%) Photoshop
3 2 (0.58%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 10 (2.91%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (1.45%) Dynamics NAV
2 5 (1.45%) Visualfiles
3 4 (1.16%) Elite 3E
3 4 (1.16%) Magento
4 1 (0.29%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 49 (14.24%) Microsoft Azure
2 31 (9.01%) Amazon AWS
3 13 (3.78%) GitHub
4 8 (2.33%) iPaaS
4 8 (2.33%) SaaS
5 6 (1.74%) Boomi
5 6 (1.74%) IaaS
5 6 (1.74%) PaaS
6 5 (1.45%) AWS Lambda
6 5 (1.45%) Serverless
7 4 (1.16%) Dynamics 365
8 3 (0.87%) npm
9 2 (0.58%) Azure Active Directory
9 2 (0.58%) BrowserStack
9 2 (0.58%) Google Cloud Platform
10 1 (0.29%) Amazon Kinesis
10 1 (0.29%) Basecamp
10 1 (0.29%) NuGet
Communications & Networking
1 10 (2.91%) Internet
2 3 (0.87%) SMS
2 3 (0.87%) TCP/IP
2 3 (0.87%) Wireshark
3 2 (0.58%) Firewall
3 2 (0.58%) HTTP
3 2 (0.58%) Network Security
3 2 (0.58%) SSL
3 2 (0.58%) VLAN
3 2 (0.58%) VPN
4 1 (0.29%) Bluetooth
Database & Business Intelligence
1 154 (44.77%) SQL Server
2 20 (5.81%) NoSQL
3 16 (4.65%) RavenDB
4 15 (4.36%) SQL Server 2000
5 14 (4.07%) Relational Database
6 13 (3.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 12 (3.49%) SQL Server 2014
8 10 (2.91%) RDBMS
9 7 (2.03%) Azure SQL Database
9 7 (2.03%) MySQL
10 6 (1.74%) BusinessObjects
10 6 (1.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 5 (1.45%) MongoDB
12 4 (1.16%) CouchDB
13 3 (0.87%) SQL Server 2008
13 3 (0.87%) SQL Server 2012
14 2 (0.58%) Big Data
14 2 (0.58%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 1 (0.29%) Data Warehouse
15 1 (0.29%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 61 (17.73%) Visual Studio
2 41 (11.92%) JIRA
3 30 (8.72%) Git (software)
4 17 (4.94%) AccuRev
5 15 (4.36%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 15 (4.36%) Bitbucket
6 14 (4.07%) Selenium
6 14 (4.07%) Team Foundation Server
7 13 (3.78%) NUnit
8 10 (2.91%) SonarQube
8 10 (2.91%) SpecFlow
9 9 (2.62%) eggPlant
9 9 (2.62%) Jenkins
9 9 (2.62%) Subversion
10 8 (2.33%) TeamCity
11 6 (1.74%) Octopus Deploy
12 5 (1.45%) Cucumber
12 5 (1.45%) Grunt
12 5 (1.45%) JMeter
13 4 (1.16%) Jasmine
General
1 31 (9.01%) Games
2 15 (4.36%) Back Office
3 14 (4.07%) Law
4 13 (3.78%) Finance
5 12 (3.49%) Legal
6 4 (1.16%) Manufacturing
6 4 (1.16%) Marketing
6 4 (1.16%) Publishing
6 4 (1.16%) Retail
6 4 (1.16%) Telecoms
7 3 (0.87%) Advertising
8 1 (0.29%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 232 (67.44%) Developer
2 106 (30.81%) .NET Developer
3 96 (27.91%) C# Developer
4 59 (17.15%) C# .NET Developer
5 25 (7.27%) Full Stack Developer
5 25 (7.27%) Software Developer
6 20 (5.81%) SQL Developer
7 15 (4.36%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
8 14 (4.07%) ASP.NET Developer
8 14 (4.07%) Backend Developer
8 14 (4.07%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 14 (4.07%) DevOps Engineer
9 13 (3.78%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
9 13 (3.78%) Team Leader
10 12 (3.49%) C# Software Developer
10 12 (3.49%) Senior Developer
11 11 (3.20%) Web Developer
12 10 (2.91%) Software Engineer
12 10 (2.91%) Tester
12 10 (2.91%) WebOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 285 (82.85%) .NET
2 106 (30.81%) ASP.NET
3 94 (27.33%) HTML
4 83 (24.13%) CSS
5 71 (20.64%) ASP.NET Web API
6 69 (20.06%) Web Services
7 67 (19.48%) AngularJS
8 59 (17.15%) .NET Framework
9 55 (15.99%) WPF
10 54 (15.70%) jQuery
11 45 (13.08%) ASP.NET MVC
12 44 (12.79%) HTML5
12 44 (12.79%) WCF
13 41 (11.92%) .NET Core
14 37 (10.76%) REST
15 35 (10.17%) Entity Framework
15 35 (10.17%) XML
16 34 (9.88%) WinForms
17 28 (8.14%) SOAP
18 27 (7.85%) React
Miscellaneous
1 23 (6.69%) Greenfield Project
2 8 (2.33%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (2.33%) Computer Science
2 8 (2.33%) Mobile App
2 8 (2.33%) Self-Motivation
2 8 (2.33%) Semantic Web
2 8 (2.33%) User Experience
3 7 (2.03%) Data Structures
4 6 (1.74%) Fintech
4 6 (1.74%) NHS
5 4 (1.16%) Management Information System
6 3 (0.87%) 3D Graphics
6 3 (0.87%) Algorithms
6 3 (0.87%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.29%) Augmented Reality
7 1 (0.29%) FMCG
7 1 (0.29%) Online Gambling
7 1 (0.29%) Online Games
7 1 (0.29%) Robotics
7 1 (0.29%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 22 (6.40%) Windows
2 11 (3.20%) Apple iOS
3 10 (2.91%) Android
4 8 (2.33%) Windows Server
5 5 (1.45%) Linux
5 5 (1.45%) Windows 10
5 5 (1.45%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (0.87%) Unix
6 3 (0.87%) Windows 8
6 3 (0.87%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (0.87%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (0.87%) Windows Vista
7 2 (0.58%) CentOS
7 2 (0.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (0.58%) Ubuntu
7 2 (0.58%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 150 (43.60%) Agile Software Development
2 136 (39.53%) MVC
3 76 (22.09%) TDD
4 52 (15.12%) E-Commerce
5 47 (13.66%) Test Automation
6 42 (12.21%) Software Engineering
7 41 (11.92%) Continuous Integration
8 40 (11.63%) DevOps
9 37 (10.76%) Scrum
10 33 (9.59%) BDD
11 26 (7.56%) Web Development
12 24 (6.98%) Front End Development
13 19 (5.52%) Problem-Solving
14 18 (5.23%) Unit Testing
14 18 (5.23%) Waterfall
15 17 (4.94%) Deployment Automation
15 17 (4.94%) SDLC
16 15 (4.36%) Test Scripting
16 15 (4.36%) Workflow
17 14 (4.07%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 146 (42.44%) SQL
2 105 (30.52%) JavaScript
3 38 (11.05%) VB.NET
4 28 (8.14%) VB
5 26 (7.56%) C++
6 20 (5.81%) Java
7 17 (4.94%) T-SQL
8 9 (2.62%) PHP
8 9 (2.62%) TypeScript
9 7 (2.03%) Go
10 6 (1.74%) Apple Swift
10 6 (1.74%) PowerShell
10 6 (1.74%) Python
10 6 (1.74%) XPath
11 5 (1.45%) C
11 5 (1.45%) Objective-C
11 5 (1.45%) Ruby
11 5 (1.45%) VBScript
12 4 (1.16%) ES6
13 3 (0.87%) R
Qualifications
1 6 (1.74%) Degree
2 2 (0.58%) MCTS
2 2 (0.58%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (0.29%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (0.29%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (3.49%) QA
2 6 (1.74%) WAI
3 4 (1.16%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.29%) PMO
System Software
1 8 (2.33%) Active Directory
1 8 (2.33%) Varnish
2 4 (1.16%) Docker
3 3 (0.87%) Microsoft App-V
3 3 (0.87%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 14 (4.07%) Puppet
2 13 (3.78%) Opscode Chef
3 11 (3.20%) Kibana
4 3 (0.87%) HP ALM
4 3 (0.87%) Kubernetes
5 2 (0.58%) Single Sign-On
6 1 (0.29%) Docker Swarm
6 1 (0.29%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (0.29%) WMI
Vendors
1 88 (25.58%) Microsoft
2 11 (3.20%) Atlassian
3 9 (2.62%) Capita
4 6 (1.74%) Informatica
4 6 (1.74%) MuleSoft
4 6 (1.74%) Okta
4 6 (1.74%) Sitecore
4 6 (1.74%) SnapLogic
5 5 (1.45%) Oracle
6 4 (1.16%) Aderant
6 4 (1.16%) Xamarin
6 4 (1.16%) Zend
7 3 (0.87%) Adobe
7 3 (0.87%) BT
7 3 (0.87%) HP
7 3 (0.87%) SAP
7 3 (0.87%) TIBCO
8 2 (0.58%) Blue Prism
8 2 (0.58%) DevExpress
8 2 (0.58%) Google