Period
to 19 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West 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 19 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#
England > North West
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 21 20 31
Rank change year-on-year -1 +11 -11
Contract jobs citing C# 411 514 411
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 7.28% 7.53% 4.78%
As % of the Programming Languages category 19.12% 20.58% 15.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 303 388 304
North West median daily rate £366 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.44% +7.69% -
10th Percentile £281 £263 £225
90th Percentile £475 £475 £488
England median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 13 15
North West median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - -
10th Percentile £30.90 £24.50 £33.50
90th Percentile £50.50 £44.30 £40.00
England median hourly rate £44.00 £40.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +10.00% - +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 the North West with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
North West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 2150 2497 2703
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 38.06% 36.56% 31.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 1474 1723 1688
North West median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - +15.38%
10th Percentile £281 £263 £250
90th Percentile £529 £500 £526
England median daily rate £460 £425 £410
% change year-on-year +8.24% +3.66% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 78 60 97
North West median hourly rate £40.00 £29.01 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +37.87% -22.63% +31.87%
10th Percentile £12.00 £13.15 £17.00
90th Percentile £51.71 £42.63 £52.47
England median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +25.00%

C#
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing C# as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for C# in the North West

C#
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for C# in the North West

C#
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing C# in the North West over the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for C# in the North West

C#
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for C# in the North West

C#
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing C# in the North West over the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for C# in the North West

C#
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing C# within the North West region over the 6 months to 19 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
Manchester +6 271 £375 +7.14% 88
Cheshire -6 65 £335 +3.08% 49
Merseyside -7 30 £344 -1.79% 8
Lancashire -14 23 £350 -1.41% 19
Cumbria -1 5 £420 -
C#
England

For the 6 months to 19 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 North West region with a requirement for C#.

1 344 (83.70%) .NET
2 170 (41.36%) JavaScript
3 165 (40.15%) ASP.NET
4 163 (39.66%) MVC
5 161 (39.17%) Agile Software Development
6 146 (35.52%) SQL Server
7 143 (34.79%) SQL
8 122 (29.68%) CSS
9 114 (27.74%) HTML
10 106 (25.79%) AngularJS
11 87 (21.17%) TDD
12 79 (19.22%) Microsoft
13 78 (18.98%) ASP.NET Web API
14 75 (18.25%) .NET Framework
15 74 (18.00%) ASP.NET MVC
16 72 (17.52%) jQuery
17 57 (13.87%) WPF
18 55 (13.38%) Web Services
19 54 (13.14%) Scrum
20 50 (12.17%) HTML5
20 50 (12.17%) Test Automation
21 49 (11.92%) Entity Framework
22 48 (11.68%) Web Development
23 46 (11.19%) Visual Studio
24 45 (10.95%) Continuous Integration
25 44 (10.71%) Greenfield Project
26 43 (10.46%) WinForms
27 42 (10.22%) WCF
27 42 (10.22%) CSS3
28 41 (9.98%) Finance

C#
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 25 (6.08%) Umbraco
2 24 (5.84%) SharePoint
3 22 (5.35%) CMS
4 12 (2.92%) IIS
5 9 (2.19%) NServiceBus
6 8 (1.95%) BizTalk Server
7 7 (1.70%) Sitecore CMS
8 6 (1.46%) Cloud Foundry
9 5 (1.22%) Elasticsearch
9 5 (1.22%) SharePoint 2013
10 4 (0.97%) Confluence
10 4 (0.97%) Kinematics
10 4 (0.97%) nginx
10 4 (0.97%) Tomcat
10 4 (0.97%) WebSphere
10 4 (0.97%) WebSphere Application Server
11 3 (0.73%) Apache Spark
11 3 (0.73%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 2 (0.49%) PegaRULES
12 2 (0.49%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 4 (0.97%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.49%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 24 (5.84%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (1.70%) Dynamics NAV
3 6 (1.46%) Visualfiles
4 4 (0.97%) Payment Gateway
5 3 (0.73%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 2 (0.49%) Dynamics AX
7 1 (0.24%) OpenText MBPM
Cloud Services
1 13 (3.16%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (2.19%) Amazon AWS
3 8 (1.95%) GitHub
4 6 (1.46%) Dynamics 365
4 6 (1.46%) PaaS
5 4 (0.97%) Office 365
6 2 (0.49%) Azure Active Directory
6 2 (0.49%) OneDrive
6 2 (0.49%) Yammer
7 1 (0.24%) Amazon Kinesis
7 1 (0.24%) Azure Machine Learning
7 1 (0.24%) BrowserStack
7 1 (0.24%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 6 (1.46%) Intranet
2 3 (0.73%) DNS
2 3 (0.73%) HTTP
2 3 (0.73%) TCP/IP
3 2 (0.49%) Bluetooth
3 2 (0.49%) SMS
4 1 (0.24%) CTI
4 1 (0.24%) Ethernet
4 1 (0.24%) FTP
4 1 (0.24%) Internet
4 1 (0.24%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 146 (35.52%) SQL Server
2 30 (7.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 27 (6.57%) NoSQL
4 26 (6.33%) MongoDB
5 24 (5.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 14 (3.41%) Relational Database
7 10 (2.43%) MySQL
7 10 (2.43%) SQL Server 2014
8 9 (2.19%) SQL Server 2012
9 8 (1.95%) Oracle Database
9 8 (1.95%) SQL Server 2008
10 7 (1.70%) Big Data
10 7 (1.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 6 (1.46%) Data Warehouse
11 6 (1.46%) SQL Server 2005
12 5 (1.22%) RDBMS
13 3 (0.73%) Hadoop
14 2 (0.49%) Apache Hive
14 2 (0.49%) Redis
14 2 (0.49%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 46 (11.19%) Visual Studio
2 37 (9.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 31 (7.54%) Git (software)
4 21 (5.11%) JIRA
5 18 (4.38%) Selenium
6 17 (4.14%) SpecFlow
7 16 (3.89%) gulp
7 16 (3.89%) TeamCity
8 14 (3.41%) Jenkins
9 11 (2.68%) Cucumber
10 10 (2.43%) Bitbucket
11 7 (1.70%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 7 (1.70%) NUnit
11 7 (1.70%) Octopus Deploy
12 5 (1.22%) ClearCase
12 5 (1.22%) JMeter
12 5 (1.22%) ReSharper
12 5 (1.22%) WebDriver
13 4 (0.97%) Grunt
13 4 (0.97%) SonarQube
General
1 41 (9.98%) Finance
2 15 (3.65%) Manufacturing
3 12 (2.92%) Back Office
4 9 (2.19%) Banking
5 8 (1.95%) Advertising
5 8 (1.95%) Law
5 8 (1.95%) Legal
6 7 (1.70%) Games
6 7 (1.70%) Retail
7 6 (1.46%) Marketing
8 5 (1.22%) Telecoms
9 3 (0.73%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.24%) Electronics
10 1 (0.24%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.24%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 318 (77.37%) Developer
2 154 (37.47%) .NET Developer
3 111 (27.01%) C# Developer
4 87 (21.17%) C# .NET Developer
5 45 (10.95%) ASP.NET Developer
6 35 (8.52%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
7 33 (8.03%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 30 (7.30%) Angular Developer
9 27 (6.57%) Full Stack Developer
10 25 (6.08%) Software Developer
11 24 (5.84%) Web Developer
12 21 (5.11%) Sitecore Developer
12 21 (5.11%) SQL Developer
13 20 (4.87%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
14 19 (4.62%) CRM Developer
14 19 (4.62%) JavaScript Developer
15 16 (3.89%) .NET Web Developer
15 16 (3.89%) Analyst
16 15 (3.65%) Technical Leader
16 15 (3.65%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 344 (83.70%) .NET
2 165 (40.15%) ASP.NET
3 122 (29.68%) CSS
4 114 (27.74%) HTML
5 106 (25.79%) AngularJS
6 78 (18.98%) ASP.NET Web API
7 75 (18.25%) .NET Framework
8 74 (18.00%) ASP.NET MVC
9 72 (17.52%) jQuery
10 57 (13.87%) WPF
11 55 (13.38%) Web Services
12 50 (12.17%) HTML5
13 49 (11.92%) Entity Framework
14 43 (10.46%) WinForms
15 42 (10.22%) CSS3
15 42 (10.22%) WCF
16 28 (6.81%) XML
17 25 (6.08%) Node.js
18 23 (5.60%) Angular 2
18 23 (5.60%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 44 (10.71%) Greenfield Project
2 23 (5.60%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (2.92%) Computer Science
4 11 (2.68%) Mobile App
5 7 (1.70%) iPad
6 6 (1.46%) Enterprise Software
7 5 (1.22%) Credit Risk
7 5 (1.22%) N-Tier
8 4 (0.97%) RIA
9 3 (0.73%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 3 (0.73%) NHS
9 3 (0.73%) Replication
10 2 (0.49%) Data Centre
10 2 (0.49%) Data Structures
10 2 (0.49%) DataPower
11 1 (0.24%) 3D Graphics
11 1 (0.24%) Driving Licence
11 1 (0.24%) Mobile Games
11 1 (0.24%) Robotics
11 1 (0.24%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 31 (7.54%) Windows
2 11 (2.68%) Linux
3 10 (2.43%) Android
4 7 (1.70%) Apple iOS
5 6 (1.46%) Unix
6 3 (0.73%) Windows Server
7 2 (0.49%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.24%) Mesosphere
8 1 (0.24%) VxWorks
8 1 (0.24%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.24%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.24%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 163 (39.66%) MVC
2 161 (39.17%) Agile Software Development
3 87 (21.17%) TDD
4 54 (13.14%) Scrum
5 50 (12.17%) Test Automation
6 48 (11.68%) Web Development
7 45 (10.95%) Continuous Integration
8 39 (9.49%) Unit Testing
9 36 (8.76%) Software Engineering
10 29 (7.06%) CRM
11 28 (6.81%) Front End Development
12 22 (5.35%) DevOps
13 19 (4.62%) SOA
14 17 (4.14%) E-Commerce
14 17 (4.14%) SDLC
14 17 (4.14%) SOLID
15 16 (3.89%) BDD
15 16 (3.89%) OO
16 15 (3.65%) Project Management
17 14 (3.41%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 170 (41.36%) JavaScript
2 143 (34.79%) SQL
3 36 (8.76%) C++
4 31 (7.54%) TypeScript
5 29 (7.06%) Java
6 25 (6.08%) T-SQL
7 21 (5.11%) VB
7 21 (5.11%) VB.NET
8 10 (2.43%) PowerShell
8 10 (2.43%) VBScript
9 9 (2.19%) Python
10 8 (1.95%) Groovy
10 8 (1.95%) Ruby
11 5 (1.22%) Shell Script
12 4 (0.97%) C
12 4 (0.97%) PHP
12 4 (0.97%) VB6
13 3 (0.73%) F#
13 3 (0.73%) R
13 3 (0.73%) XAML
Qualifications
1 20 (4.87%) Degree
2 9 (2.19%) Security Cleared
3 5 (1.22%) Computer Science Degree
3 5 (1.22%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (0.97%) ISEB
4 4 (0.97%) MCSA
4 4 (0.97%) MCSE
5 3 (0.73%) SC Cleared
6 2 (0.49%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (3.41%) QA
2 2 (0.49%) COBIT
2 2 (0.49%) Data Quality
2 2 (0.49%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 14 (3.41%) Docker
2 4 (0.97%) Virtual Machines
3 3 (0.73%) Active Directory
3 3 (0.73%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.49%) UAG
4 2 (0.49%) VirtualBox
5 1 (0.24%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 7 (1.70%) Ansible
1 7 (1.70%) Kubernetes
2 6 (1.46%) Rancher
3 5 (1.22%) HP Quality Center
3 5 (1.22%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (1.22%) Puppet
4 2 (0.49%) CA Service Virtualization
4 2 (0.49%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 2 (0.49%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (0.24%) Wonderware InTouch
Vendors
1 79 (19.22%) Microsoft
2 23 (5.60%) Sitecore
3 17 (4.14%) Oracle
4 13 (3.16%) Xamarin
5 12 (2.92%) DevExpress
6 5 (1.22%) Atlassian
6 5 (1.22%) HP
7 4 (0.97%) Fortinet
7 4 (0.97%) NVIDIA
7 4 (0.97%) Siebel
7 4 (0.97%) VMware
8 3 (0.73%) Nintex
8 3 (0.73%) Salesforce.com
9 2 (0.49%) CA
9 2 (0.49%) Capita
9 2 (0.49%) LexisNexis
10 1 (0.24%) Citrix
10 1 (0.24%) Epicor
10 1 (0.24%) Telerik
10 1 (0.24%) Wonderware