Period
to 18 August 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 18 August 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
18 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 12 21 27
Rank change year-on-year +9 +6 +13
Contract jobs citing C# 574 418 442
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 9.36% 7.24% 5.90%
As % of the Programming Languages category 21.97% 18.58% 16.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 423 304 312
North West median daily rate £375 £350 £335
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% +4.48% -4.29%
10th Percentile £269 £271 £258
90th Percentile £475 £443 £438
England median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 22 26
North West median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £33.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +21.21% -8.97%
10th Percentile £29.00 £30.00 £21.31
90th Percentile £47.80 £44.88 £43.88
England median hourly rate £42.00 £42.50 £38.00
% change year-on-year -1.18% +11.84% -5.00%

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 2,613 2,250 2,683
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 42.60% 38.96% 35.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,787 1,520 1,772
North West median daily rate £400 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% +2.74%
10th Percentile £293 £272 £263
90th Percentile £550 £505 £500
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 98 65
North West median hourly rate £36.25 £40.00 £28.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.38% +40.35% -22.97%
10th Percentile £12.75 £11.75 £13.35
90th Percentile £51.25 £48.75 £44.90
England median hourly rate £42.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +5.00% +6.67% +4.90%

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 18 August 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#
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 18 August 2018.

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 18 August 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 +2 388 £375 +7.14% 244
Cheshire +14 124 £375 +3.45% 96
Merseyside +1 28 £331 +1.92% 23
Lancashire -8 22 £400 +23.08% 39
Cumbria -5 5 - - 1
C#
England

For the 6 months to 18 August 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 North West region with a requirement for C#.

1 466 (81.18%) .NET
2 234 (40.77%) SQL
3 230 (40.07%) Agile Software Development
4 217 (37.80%) MVC
5 213 (37.11%) SQL Server
6 198 (34.49%) JavaScript
7 189 (32.93%) ASP.NET
8 141 (24.56%) HTML
9 129 (22.47%) CSS
10 125 (21.78%) Microsoft
11 122 (21.25%) AngularJS
12 107 (18.64%) Web Services
13 105 (18.29%) TDD
14 104 (18.12%) .NET Framework
15 97 (16.90%) ASP.NET Web API
16 84 (14.63%) Microsoft Azure
17 71 (12.37%) Entity Framework
18 70 (12.20%) Visual Studio
19 67 (11.67%) Test Automation
20 64 (11.15%) jQuery
21 63 (10.98%) .NET Core
22 62 (10.80%) ASP.NET MVC
23 58 (10.10%) WCF
24 55 (9.58%) Continuous Integration
25 53 (9.23%) Git (software)
25 53 (9.23%) HTML5
25 53 (9.23%) Scrum
26 50 (8.71%) JIRA
27 49 (8.54%) VB.NET
28 48 (8.36%) Java

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 30 (5.23%) CMS
2 27 (4.70%) SharePoint
3 10 (1.74%) Elasticsearch
3 10 (1.74%) Orchard CMS
4 9 (1.57%) Confluence
5 8 (1.39%) OpenEdge
5 8 (1.39%) Umbraco
6 7 (1.22%) NServiceBus
6 7 (1.22%) SharePoint 2013
7 4 (0.70%) ArcGIS
7 4 (0.70%) BizTalk Server
8 3 (0.52%) IIS
9 2 (0.35%) Drupal
9 2 (0.35%) IBM Notes
9 2 (0.35%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 1 (0.17%) Apache
10 1 (0.17%) EPiServer
10 1 (0.17%) PegaRULES
10 1 (0.17%) Sitecore CMS
10 1 (0.17%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (0.52%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.35%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (0.17%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.17%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 30 (5.23%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (1.22%) Visualfiles
3 6 (1.05%) Elite 3E
4 5 (0.87%) Dynamics NAV
5 2 (0.35%) DELMIA
Cloud Services
1 84 (14.63%) Microsoft Azure
2 23 (4.01%) Amazon AWS
3 17 (2.96%) GitHub
4 16 (2.79%) Dynamics 365
5 13 (2.26%) SaaS
6 7 (1.22%) Boomi
7 5 (0.87%) Serverless
8 4 (0.70%) AWS Lambda
8 4 (0.70%) BrowserStack
8 4 (0.70%) Office 365
9 3 (0.52%) AtomSphere
9 3 (0.52%) PaaS
10 2 (0.35%) Amazon EC2
10 2 (0.35%) Amazon S3
10 2 (0.35%) iPaaS
10 2 (0.35%) npm
10 2 (0.35%) Trello
10 2 (0.35%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 1 (0.17%) Basecamp
11 1 (0.17%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 7 (1.22%) Internet
2 4 (0.70%) SMS
3 3 (0.52%) HTTP
4 2 (0.35%) Intranet
4 2 (0.35%) SSL
5 1 (0.17%) Firewall
5 1 (0.17%) Network Security
5 1 (0.17%) RS-422
5 1 (0.17%) VLAN
5 1 (0.17%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 213 (37.11%) SQL Server
2 42 (7.32%) NoSQL
3 35 (6.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 32 (5.57%) Relational Database
5 19 (3.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 17 (2.96%) MySQL
6 17 (2.96%) RavenDB
7 16 (2.79%) SQL Server 2000
8 15 (2.61%) DB2
8 15 (2.61%) Redis
9 14 (2.44%) RDBMS
10 12 (2.09%) SQL Server 2014
11 10 (1.74%) MongoDB
11 10 (1.74%) SQL Server 2012
12 6 (1.05%) Azure SQL Database
13 5 (0.87%) SQL Server 2008
13 5 (0.87%) SQL Server 2016
14 4 (0.70%) GIS
14 4 (0.70%) Oracle Database
14 4 (0.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 70 (12.20%) Visual Studio
2 53 (9.23%) Git (software)
3 50 (8.71%) JIRA
4 32 (5.57%) Selenium
5 24 (4.18%) Team Foundation Server
6 20 (3.48%) Jenkins
6 20 (3.48%) Octopus Deploy
7 18 (3.14%) Cucumber
8 17 (2.96%) AccuRev
8 17 (2.96%) Bitbucket
8 17 (2.96%) SpecFlow
8 17 (2.96%) TeamCity
9 14 (2.44%) NUnit
10 13 (2.26%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 10 (1.74%) JMeter
12 9 (1.57%) Subversion
12 9 (1.57%) WebDriver
13 8 (1.39%) Gatling
13 8 (1.39%) The Grinder
14 7 (1.22%) SonarQube
General
1 40 (6.97%) Finance
2 34 (5.92%) Games
3 23 (4.01%) Law
4 19 (3.31%) Legal
5 15 (2.61%) Retail
6 14 (2.44%) Banking
7 12 (2.09%) Back Office
8 11 (1.92%) Manufacturing
9 10 (1.74%) Marketing
10 7 (1.22%) Publishing
11 5 (0.87%) Automotive
12 4 (0.70%) Advertising
13 3 (0.52%) Investment Banking
14 2 (0.35%) Telecoms
15 1 (0.17%) Aerospace
15 1 (0.17%) Electronics
15 1 (0.17%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 419 (73.00%) Developer
2 226 (39.37%) .NET Developer
3 160 (27.87%) C# Developer
4 111 (19.34%) C# .NET Developer
5 56 (9.76%) Full Stack Developer
6 44 (7.67%) SQL Developer
7 39 (6.79%) Software Developer
8 35 (6.10%) ASP.NET Developer
9 29 (5.05%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
10 28 (4.88%) C# ASP.NET Developer
11 25 (4.36%) Angular Developer
12 23 (4.01%) Senior Developer
13 22 (3.83%) Lead Developer
14 19 (3.31%) C# Software Developer
15 16 (2.79%) .NET Software Developer
16 15 (2.61%) Analyst
16 15 (2.61%) Consultant
16 15 (2.61%) DevOps Engineer
16 15 (2.61%) Web Developer
17 14 (2.44%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 466 (81.18%) .NET
2 189 (32.93%) ASP.NET
3 141 (24.56%) HTML
4 129 (22.47%) CSS
5 122 (21.25%) AngularJS
6 107 (18.64%) Web Services
7 104 (18.12%) .NET Framework
8 97 (16.90%) ASP.NET Web API
9 71 (12.37%) Entity Framework
10 64 (11.15%) jQuery
11 63 (10.98%) .NET Core
12 62 (10.80%) ASP.NET MVC
13 58 (10.10%) WCF
14 53 (9.23%) HTML5
15 47 (8.19%) WPF
16 43 (7.49%) WinForms
16 43 (7.49%) XML
17 42 (7.32%) React
18 40 (6.97%) REST
19 37 (6.45%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 26 (4.53%) Greenfield Project
2 19 (3.31%) Mobile App
3 13 (2.26%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (2.26%) Computer Science
4 12 (2.09%) User Experience
5 9 (1.57%) Self-Motivation
6 8 (1.39%) Enterprise Software
6 8 (1.39%) Semantic Web
7 7 (1.22%) 3D Graphics
7 7 (1.22%) Algorithms
7 7 (1.22%) NHS
8 6 (1.05%) Fintech
9 5 (0.87%) Hedge funds
9 5 (0.87%) Online Gambling
10 4 (0.70%) Data Structures
10 4 (0.70%) Management Information System
10 4 (0.70%) Online Games
11 2 (0.35%) Digital TV
11 2 (0.35%) N-Tier
12 1 (0.17%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 34 (5.92%) Windows
2 15 (2.61%) Linux
3 14 (2.44%) Apple iOS
4 12 (2.09%) Windows Server
5 10 (1.74%) Android
6 7 (1.22%) Unix
7 6 (1.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (0.52%) Windows 10
9 2 (0.35%) Windows 7
9 2 (0.35%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.17%) CentOS
10 1 (0.17%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.17%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 230 (40.07%) Agile Software Development
2 217 (37.80%) MVC
3 105 (18.29%) TDD
4 67 (11.67%) Test Automation
5 55 (9.58%) Continuous Integration
6 53 (9.23%) Scrum
7 48 (8.36%) CRM
8 47 (8.19%) E-Commerce
9 43 (7.49%) BDD
9 43 (7.49%) Software Engineering
10 40 (6.97%) Problem-Solving
11 39 (6.79%) Web Development
12 36 (6.27%) DevOps
13 35 (6.10%) Workflow
14 26 (4.53%) Unit Testing
15 24 (4.18%) Project Management
16 21 (3.66%) Microservices
17 20 (3.48%) Business Intelligence
18 19 (3.31%) Front End Development
18 19 (3.31%) SOLID
Programming Languages
1 234 (40.77%) SQL
2 198 (34.49%) JavaScript
3 49 (8.54%) VB.NET
4 48 (8.36%) Java
5 42 (7.32%) T-SQL
6 33 (5.75%) VB
7 31 (5.40%) C++
8 21 (3.66%) TypeScript
9 19 (3.31%) Python
10 18 (3.14%) PowerShell
11 16 (2.79%) PHP
12 11 (1.92%) VBScript
13 9 (1.57%) C
13 9 (1.57%) Objective-C
14 7 (1.22%) Shell Script
15 6 (1.05%) Go
16 5 (0.87%) ES6
16 5 (0.87%) Ruby
17 4 (0.70%) Erlang
17 4 (0.70%) VC++
Qualifications
1 30 (5.23%) Degree
2 14 (2.44%) Security Cleared
3 9 (1.57%) SC Cleared
4 6 (1.05%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (0.70%) Computer Science Degree
5 4 (0.70%) Postgraduate
6 2 (0.35%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (0.35%) ISEB
6 2 (0.35%) MCSA
6 2 (0.35%) MCSE
6 2 (0.35%) MCTS
7 1 (0.17%) DBS Check
7 1 (0.17%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.17%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.17%) Numerate Degree
7 1 (0.17%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (3.66%) QA
2 6 (1.05%) WAI
3 2 (0.35%) GDPR
System Software
1 30 (5.23%) Docker
2 8 (1.39%) Varnish
3 4 (0.70%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.17%) Firmware
4 1 (0.17%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.17%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 16 (2.79%) Opscode Chef
2 13 (2.26%) Puppet
3 11 (1.92%) Kibana
4 4 (0.70%) NetBackup
4 4 (0.70%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 3 (0.52%) Kubernetes
6 2 (0.35%) Ansible
6 2 (0.35%) Packer
6 2 (0.35%) Rancher
6 2 (0.35%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 2 (0.35%) Terraform
7 1 (0.17%) CA Service Virtualization
7 1 (0.17%) HP Quality Center
7 1 (0.17%) WMI
Vendors
1 125 (21.78%) Microsoft
2 14 (2.44%) Oracle
2 14 (2.44%) Teradata
3 12 (2.09%) Capita
4 9 (1.57%) Xamarin
5 7 (1.22%) Atlassian
6 6 (1.05%) Aderant
7 5 (0.87%) Dell
8 4 (0.70%) ESRI
8 4 (0.70%) Informatica
8 4 (0.70%) Isilon
8 4 (0.70%) Mapbox
8 4 (0.70%) MuleSoft
8 4 (0.70%) NetApp
8 4 (0.70%) Sitecore
9 3 (0.52%) Saba
10 2 (0.35%) Google
10 2 (0.35%) Lotus
10 2 (0.35%) Salesforce.com
10 2 (0.35%) Telerik