Period
to 17 January 2018

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 17 January 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#
England > North West
6 months to
17 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 15 18 27
Rank change year-on-year +3 +9 -3
Contract jobs citing C# 441 499 495
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 8.12% 8.09% 5.94%
As % of the Programming Languages category 20.41% 21.50% 18.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 337 385 352
North West median daily rate £355 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.43% +7.69% +1.56%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £215
90th Percentile £488 £475 £475
England median daily rate £450 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +12.50% - +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 12 26
North West median hourly rate £40.63 £40.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.56% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £40.00 £12.35 £20.50
90th Percentile £50.50 £56.23 £40.00
England median hourly rate £45.00 £40.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year +11.11% +1.25% +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 2,161 2,321 2,741
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 39.78% 37.62% 32.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,499 1,621 1,733
North West median daily rate £398 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.00% - +13.64%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £236
90th Percentile £538 £525 £526
England median daily rate £475 £425 £415
% change year-on-year +11.76% +2.41% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 66 61 115
North West median hourly rate £39.00 £38.50 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.30% +4.05% +13.78%
10th Percentile £13.25 £13.50 £13.75
90th Percentile £49.38 £48.75 £46.40
England median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +15.38%

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 17 January 2018.

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#
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 17 January 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
Manchester +6 297 £370 +5.71% 235
Cheshire 0 73 £325 -7.14% 133
Merseyside -9 27 £348 -0.71% 33
Lancashire -17 25 £380 +21.60% 38
Cumbria - 3 £420 -
C#
England

For the 6 months to 17 January 2018, 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#.

1 359 (81.41%) .NET
2 200 (45.35%) JavaScript
3 186 (42.18%) SQL Server
4 185 (41.95%) Agile Software Development
5 182 (41.27%) MVC
6 180 (40.82%) ASP.NET
7 144 (32.65%) SQL
8 134 (30.39%) CSS
9 132 (29.93%) HTML
10 127 (28.80%) AngularJS
11 91 (20.63%) TDD
12 89 (20.18%) Microsoft
12 89 (20.18%) ASP.NET Web API
13 84 (19.05%) ASP.NET MVC
14 75 (17.01%) jQuery
15 70 (15.87%) Web Services
16 66 (14.97%) .NET Framework
17 63 (14.29%) Test Automation
18 60 (13.61%) WPF
19 56 (12.70%) HTML5
20 53 (12.02%) Scrum
21 52 (11.79%) Visual Studio
22 47 (10.66%) Continuous Integration
23 45 (10.20%) WinForms
23 45 (10.20%) Software Engineering
24 44 (9.98%) CSS3
25 42 (9.52%) React
26 41 (9.30%) Web Development
27 40 (9.07%) Node.js
28 39 (8.84%) Greenfield Project

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 29 (6.58%) CMS
2 22 (4.99%) SharePoint
2 22 (4.99%) Umbraco
3 15 (3.40%) IIS
4 7 (1.59%) BizTalk Server
4 7 (1.59%) Cloud Foundry
5 6 (1.36%) NServiceBus
6 5 (1.13%) Elasticsearch
6 5 (1.13%) EPiServer
6 5 (1.13%) nginx
6 5 (1.13%) SharePoint 2013
6 5 (1.13%) Tomcat
6 5 (1.13%) WebSphere
6 5 (1.13%) WebSphere Application Server
7 4 (0.91%) Sitecore CMS
8 3 (0.68%) Apache Spark
8 3 (0.68%) Confluence
8 3 (0.68%) SAS
9 2 (0.45%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 1 (0.23%) ArchestrA
Applications
1 5 (1.13%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (0.68%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.45%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.23%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 28 (6.35%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (1.36%) Visualfiles
3 5 (1.13%) Dynamics NAV
3 5 (1.13%) Payment Gateway
4 4 (0.91%) Magento
5 3 (0.68%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 1 (0.23%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.23%) OpenText MBPM
Cloud Services
1 30 (6.80%) Microsoft Azure
2 23 (5.22%) Amazon AWS
3 14 (3.17%) PaaS
4 8 (1.81%) GitHub
5 5 (1.13%) IaaS
5 5 (1.13%) iPaaS
6 4 (0.91%) Boomi
7 3 (0.68%) Dynamics 365
7 3 (0.68%) SaaS
8 2 (0.45%) AWS Lambda
8 2 (0.45%) Google Cloud Platform
8 2 (0.45%) npm
8 2 (0.45%) Office 365
8 2 (0.45%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 4 (0.91%) Intranet
1 4 (0.91%) TCP/IP
2 3 (0.68%) Bluetooth
2 3 (0.68%) HTTP
2 3 (0.68%) Wireshark
3 2 (0.45%) Internet
3 2 (0.45%) SMS
4 1 (0.23%) CTI
4 1 (0.23%) DNS
4 1 (0.23%) Ethernet
4 1 (0.23%) FTP
4 1 (0.23%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 186 (42.18%) SQL Server
2 26 (5.90%) MongoDB
2 26 (5.90%) NoSQL
2 26 (5.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 25 (5.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 13 (2.95%) MySQL
5 12 (2.72%) Relational Database
6 11 (2.49%) SQL Server 2014
7 9 (2.04%) Big Data
8 8 (1.81%) RDBMS
9 7 (1.59%) Data Warehouse
9 7 (1.59%) Oracle Database
10 6 (1.36%) CouchDB
11 5 (1.13%) SQL Server 2012
12 4 (0.91%) Azure SQL Database
12 4 (0.91%) BusinessObjects
12 4 (0.91%) SQL Server 2005
12 4 (0.91%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 3 (0.68%) Hadoop
14 2 (0.45%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 52 (11.79%) Visual Studio
2 32 (7.26%) Git (software)
2 32 (7.26%) JIRA
3 29 (6.58%) Team Foundation Server
4 21 (4.76%) Selenium
5 18 (4.08%) SpecFlow
5 18 (4.08%) TeamCity
6 13 (2.95%) Jenkins
7 12 (2.72%) gulp
8 11 (2.49%) Bitbucket
9 10 (2.27%) Cucumber
10 8 (1.81%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 8 (1.81%) Grunt
10 8 (1.81%) Subversion
11 6 (1.36%) JMeter
11 6 (1.36%) Octopus Deploy
11 6 (1.36%) SonarQube
12 5 (1.13%) HP UFT
12 5 (1.13%) ReSharper
13 4 (0.91%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 38 (8.62%) Finance
2 17 (3.85%) Marketing
3 16 (3.63%) Back Office
4 15 (3.40%) Manufacturing
5 11 (2.49%) Banking
6 10 (2.27%) Legal
7 9 (2.04%) Law
8 7 (1.59%) Advertising
9 6 (1.36%) Games
10 5 (1.13%) Telecoms
11 4 (0.91%) Retail
12 3 (0.68%) Financial Institution
13 2 (0.45%) Electronics
14 1 (0.23%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 340 (77.10%) Developer
2 165 (37.41%) .NET Developer
3 117 (26.53%) C# Developer
4 88 (19.95%) C# .NET Developer
5 45 (10.20%) ASP.NET Developer
6 33 (7.48%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
7 31 (7.03%) Full Stack Developer
8 29 (6.58%) SQL Developer
9 28 (6.35%) Angular Developer
10 27 (6.12%) Software Developer
11 26 (5.90%) C# ASP.NET Developer
12 22 (4.99%) CRM Developer
12 22 (4.99%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
12 22 (4.99%) JavaScript Developer
13 19 (4.31%) Dynamics CRM Developer
13 19 (4.31%) Web Developer
14 16 (3.63%) Technical Leader
15 14 (3.17%) Architect
15 14 (3.17%) Sitecore Developer
16 13 (2.95%) WPF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 359 (81.41%) .NET
2 180 (40.82%) ASP.NET
3 134 (30.39%) CSS
4 132 (29.93%) HTML
5 127 (28.80%) AngularJS
6 89 (20.18%) ASP.NET Web API
7 84 (19.05%) ASP.NET MVC
8 75 (17.01%) jQuery
9 70 (15.87%) Web Services
10 66 (14.97%) .NET Framework
11 60 (13.61%) WPF
12 56 (12.70%) HTML5
13 45 (10.20%) WinForms
14 44 (9.98%) CSS3
15 42 (9.52%) React
16 40 (9.07%) Node.js
17 38 (8.62%) WCF
18 37 (8.39%) Entity Framework
19 30 (6.80%) RESTful
20 28 (6.35%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 39 (8.84%) Greenfield Project
2 26 (5.90%) Analytical Skills
3 14 (3.17%) Mobile App
4 10 (2.27%) Computer Science
5 9 (2.04%) Enterprise Software
6 6 (1.36%) Data Structures
6 6 (1.36%) User Experience
7 5 (1.13%) iPad
7 5 (1.13%) Management Information System
8 4 (0.91%) NHS
9 3 (0.68%) Credit Risk
9 3 (0.68%) Data Centre
9 3 (0.68%) N-Tier
9 3 (0.68%) Replication
10 2 (0.45%) RIA
11 1 (0.23%) DataPower
11 1 (0.23%) FMCG
11 1 (0.23%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 1 (0.23%) Mobile Games
11 1 (0.23%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 33 (7.48%) Windows
2 14 (3.17%) Android
3 12 (2.72%) Linux
4 11 (2.49%) Apple iOS
5 7 (1.59%) Unix
6 6 (1.36%) Windows Server
7 4 (0.91%) Windows 10
7 4 (0.91%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (0.91%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (0.68%) Windows 8
8 3 (0.68%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (0.68%) Windows Vista
9 1 (0.23%) OpenVMS
9 1 (0.23%) VME
9 1 (0.23%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 185 (41.95%) Agile Software Development
2 182 (41.27%) MVC
3 91 (20.63%) TDD
4 63 (14.29%) Test Automation
5 53 (12.02%) Scrum
6 47 (10.66%) Continuous Integration
7 45 (10.20%) Software Engineering
8 41 (9.30%) Web Development
9 35 (7.94%) DevOps
10 33 (7.48%) Front End Development
11 32 (7.26%) CRM
12 31 (7.03%) E-Commerce
13 30 (6.80%) Unit Testing
14 27 (6.12%) BDD
15 23 (5.22%) OO
16 20 (4.54%) Waterfall
17 19 (4.31%) Refactoring
17 19 (4.31%) Workflow
18 18 (4.08%) Mentoring
19 16 (3.63%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 200 (45.35%) JavaScript
2 144 (32.65%) SQL
3 37 (8.39%) C++
4 36 (8.16%) Java
5 26 (5.90%) T-SQL
5 26 (5.90%) TypeScript
6 23 (5.22%) VB.NET
7 19 (4.31%) VB
8 16 (3.63%) Python
9 15 (3.40%) Ruby
10 12 (2.72%) PHP
10 12 (2.72%) PowerShell
11 10 (2.27%) VBScript
12 8 (1.81%) Groovy
13 7 (1.59%) Shell Script
14 5 (1.13%) C
15 4 (0.91%) Apple Swift
15 4 (0.91%) F#
15 4 (0.91%) Go
15 4 (0.91%) XPath
Qualifications
1 15 (3.40%) Degree
2 7 (1.59%) Security Cleared
3 5 (1.13%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (0.91%) Computer Science Degree
4 4 (0.91%) ISEB
4 4 (0.91%) MCSA
4 4 (0.91%) MCSE
5 3 (0.68%) SC Cleared
6 2 (0.45%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (2.95%) QA
2 2 (0.45%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 20 (4.54%) Docker
2 5 (1.13%) Active Directory
2 5 (1.13%) Virtual Machines
3 3 (0.68%) Microsoft App-V
3 3 (0.68%) Virtual Desktop
3 3 (0.68%) Virtual Servers
4 2 (0.45%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.23%) VirtualBox
5 1 (0.23%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 10 (2.27%) Kubernetes
2 8 (1.81%) Ansible
3 7 (1.59%) Opscode Chef
3 7 (1.59%) Puppet
4 6 (1.36%) Rancher
5 5 (1.13%) HP Quality Center
6 3 (0.68%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 1 (0.23%) CA Service Virtualization
7 1 (0.23%) Docker Swarm
7 1 (0.23%) Wonderware InTouch
Vendors
1 89 (20.18%) Microsoft
2 18 (4.08%) Oracle
3 17 (3.85%) Sitecore
4 16 (3.63%) Xamarin
5 11 (2.49%) DevExpress
6 9 (2.04%) HP
7 7 (1.59%) Atlassian
8 4 (0.91%) Capita
8 4 (0.91%) Fortinet
8 4 (0.91%) Informatica
8 4 (0.91%) MuleSoft
8 4 (0.91%) SnapLogic
8 4 (0.91%) Zend
9 3 (0.68%) Nintex
9 3 (0.68%) Salesforce.com
9 3 (0.68%) SAP
9 3 (0.68%) VMware
10 2 (0.45%) Blue Prism
10 2 (0.45%) LexisNexis
10 2 (0.45%) Rackspace