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 3 months to 27 March 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.

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
C#
England / North West
Rank 18 26 32
Rank change year-on-year +8 +6  
Contract jobs citing C# 191 221 183
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 7.40% 5.76% 5.02%
As % of the Programming Languages category 18.47% 15.35% 16.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 150 153 93
Median daily rate £350 £325 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.69% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £407 £424
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 16 1
Median hourly rate £55.00 £37.75 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +45.69% +7.85%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.57 £38.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year +9.39% +8.57%  

C# is in the programming language skills category. The next 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 programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
North West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 1034 1440 1135
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 40.05% 37.52% 31.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 712 910 713
Median daily rate £375 £375 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.16%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £267
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £509
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +4.00% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 55 26
Median hourly rate £42.48 £39.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.91% +11.42%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.90 £17.30 £15.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.33 £46.09
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.64 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +4.10% +11.11%  

C#
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West citing C# as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Programming Languages category.

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 3 months to 27 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 27 March 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 3 months to 27 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester +19 114 £375 +11.11% 134
Cheshire -2 28 £355 +9.23% 64
Merseyside +7 27 £319 -0.77% 22
Lancashire +10 12 £319 -1.16% 14
C#
England

C#
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 March 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#.

1 366 (81.51%) .NET
2 213 (47.44%) ASP.NET
3 209 (46.55%) JavaScript
4 204 (45.43%) MVC
5 182 (40.53%) SQL Server
6 173 (38.53%) Agile Software Development
7 164 (36.53%) HTML
8 144 (32.07%) SQL
9 138 (30.73%) CSS
10 109 (24.28%) ASP.NET MVC
11 96 (21.38%) Microsoft
12 88 (19.60%) jQuery
13 75 (16.70%) .NET Framework
14 67 (14.92%) Scrum
15 61 (13.59%) ASP.NET Web API
16 56 (12.47%) TDD
17 55 (12.25%) AngularJS
18 53 (11.80%) Umbraco
18 53 (11.80%) HTML5
19 50 (11.14%) XML
20 49 (10.91%) Visual Studio
21 47 (10.47%) CRM
21 47 (10.47%) SQL Server 2008
22 46 (10.24%) Dynamics CRM
23 44 (9.80%) Web Services
23 44 (9.80%) Team Foundation Server
24 43 (9.58%) OO
25 41 (9.13%) CMS
26 40 (8.91%) Java
26 40 (8.91%) Entity Framework

C#
Top Related 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 53 (11.80%) Umbraco
2 41 (9.13%) CMS
3 27 (6.01%) SharePoint
4 19 (4.23%) EPiServer
5 12 (2.67%) Sitecore CMS
6 9 (2.00%) BizTalk Server
7 5 (1.11%) IIS
8 3 (0.67%) Confluence
8 3 (0.67%) SharePoint 2010
8 3 (0.67%) SharePoint 2013
9 2 (0.45%) Apache Spark
9 2 (0.45%) DNN
9 2 (0.45%) Elasticsearch
9 2 (0.45%) Immediacy CMS
9 2 (0.45%) Kentico
9 2 (0.45%) Oracle Application Server
9 2 (0.45%) Sitefinity
10 1 (0.22%) JBoss
10 1 (0.22%) WebLogic
10 1 (0.22%) WebSphere
Applications
1 22 (4.90%) MS Excel
2 6 (1.34%) InfoPath
3 4 (0.89%) MS Office
4 1 (0.22%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 46 (10.24%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (1.34%) Dynamics AX
2 6 (1.34%) Oracle EBS
2 6 (1.34%) Oracle EBS R12
3 3 (0.67%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (0.45%) Oracle Cash Management
4 2 (0.45%) Oracle Payables
4 2 (0.45%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 31 (6.90%) Microsoft Azure
2 14 (3.12%) Amazon AWS
3 8 (1.78%) AWS CloudFormation
3 8 (1.78%) SaaS
4 6 (1.34%) Amazon EC2
4 6 (1.34%) Amazon S3
5 5 (1.11%) PaaS
6 4 (0.89%) Google Analytics
7 3 (0.67%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (0.45%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
8 2 (0.45%) IaaS
8 2 (0.45%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 12 (2.67%) Internet
2 6 (1.34%) Firewall
3 5 (1.11%) Intranet
4 4 (0.89%) Extranet
4 4 (0.89%) HTTP
5 3 (0.67%) HTTPS
5 3 (0.67%) Wi-Fi
6 2 (0.45%) RS-232
6 2 (0.45%) TCP/IP
7 1 (0.22%) Ethernet
7 1 (0.22%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 182 (40.53%) SQL Server
2 47 (10.47%) SQL Server 2008
3 31 (6.90%) NoSQL
3 31 (6.90%) SQL Server 2014
4 25 (5.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 24 (5.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 19 (4.23%) MongoDB
6 19 (4.23%) SQL Server 2012
7 11 (2.45%) SQL Server 2005
8 9 (2.00%) Relational Database
9 8 (1.78%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 6 (1.34%) MySQL
11 5 (1.11%) Hadoop
12 4 (0.89%) Couchbase
12 4 (0.89%) GIS
12 4 (0.89%) Oracle Reports
13 3 (0.67%) Big Data
13 3 (0.67%) Firebird
13 3 (0.67%) Oracle Database
13 3 (0.67%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 49 (10.91%) Visual Studio
2 44 (9.80%) Team Foundation Server
3 35 (7.80%) Git (software)
4 22 (4.90%) Selenium
5 15 (3.34%) NUnit
6 13 (2.90%) JIRA
7 10 (2.23%) Jenkins
8 6 (1.34%) gulp
8 6 (1.34%) Subversion
8 6 (1.34%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
8 6 (1.34%) WebDriver
9 5 (1.11%) Cucumber
9 5 (1.11%) Jasmine
9 5 (1.11%) Octopus Deploy
9 5 (1.11%) SpecFlow
10 4 (0.89%) Eclipse
10 4 (0.89%) Mercurial
10 4 (0.89%) SoapUI
10 4 (0.89%) TeamCity
11 3 (0.67%) MSI
General
1 22 (4.90%) Finance
2 17 (3.79%) Advertising
3 11 (2.45%) Manufacturing
4 5 (1.11%) Banking
4 5 (1.11%) Electronics
4 5 (1.11%) Games
4 5 (1.11%) Marketing
4 5 (1.11%) Telecoms
5 3 (0.67%) Retail
6 2 (0.45%) Back Office
6 2 (0.45%) Financial Institution
6 2 (0.45%) General Ledger
6 2 (0.45%) Law
7 1 (0.22%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.22%) Legal
7 1 (0.22%) Local Government
7 1 (0.22%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 368 (81.96%) Developer
2 189 (42.09%) .NET Developer
3 124 (27.62%) C# Developer
4 91 (20.27%) C# .NET Developer
5 37 (8.24%) CRM Developer
6 33 (7.35%) Senior Developer
7 30 (6.68%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
8 27 (6.01%) Dynamics CRM Developer
8 27 (6.01%) Full Stack Developer
8 27 (6.01%) SQL Developer
8 27 (6.01%) Umbraco Developer
9 24 (5.35%) Software Developer
10 22 (4.90%) ASP.NET Developer
11 20 (4.45%) C# ASP.NET Developer
12 19 (4.23%) Xamarin Developer
13 16 (3.56%) Consultant
13 16 (3.56%) Senior .NET Developer
14 15 (3.34%) Sitecore Developer
15 14 (3.12%) EPiServer Developer
15 14 (3.12%) Microsoft Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 366 (81.51%) .NET
2 213 (47.44%) ASP.NET
3 164 (36.53%) HTML
4 138 (30.73%) CSS
5 109 (24.28%) ASP.NET MVC
6 88 (19.60%) jQuery
7 75 (16.70%) .NET Framework
8 61 (13.59%) ASP.NET Web API
9 55 (12.25%) AngularJS
10 53 (11.80%) HTML5
11 50 (11.14%) XML
12 44 (9.80%) Web Services
13 40 (8.91%) Entity Framework
14 23 (5.12%) WPF
15 22 (4.90%) ASP.NET Web Forms
15 22 (4.90%) WCF
16 21 (4.68%) Node.js
16 21 (4.68%) REST
17 19 (4.23%) CSS3
18 18 (4.01%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 26 (5.79%) Mobile App
2 19 (4.23%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (2.23%) Computer Science
3 10 (2.23%) User Experience
4 9 (2.00%) Fintech
5 7 (1.56%) Virtual Team
6 5 (1.11%) iPad
6 5 (1.11%) Management Information System
7 3 (0.67%) Data Structures
7 3 (0.67%) Device Driver
7 3 (0.67%) Enterprise Software
7 3 (0.67%) Interactive TV
7 3 (0.67%) MHEG
8 2 (0.45%) Clustering
8 2 (0.45%) IPTV
8 2 (0.45%) Replication
8 2 (0.45%) Tandem
9 1 (0.22%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
9 1 (0.22%) NHS
9 1 (0.22%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 38 (8.46%) Windows
2 18 (4.01%) Android
3 14 (3.12%) Apple iOS
4 6 (1.34%) Windows Server
5 4 (0.89%) Linux
6 3 (0.67%) Windows 10
6 3 (0.67%) Windows 8
7 2 (0.45%) Mac OS
7 2 (0.45%) Unix
8 1 (0.22%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.22%) Windows Phone
8 1 (0.22%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.22%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 204 (45.43%) MVC
2 173 (38.53%) Agile Software Development
3 67 (14.92%) Scrum
4 56 (12.47%) TDD
5 47 (10.47%) CRM
6 43 (9.58%) OO
7 39 (8.69%) Continuous Integration
8 35 (7.80%) Web Development
9 29 (6.46%) Software Engineering
10 22 (4.90%) Migration
10 22 (4.90%) OOD
11 21 (4.68%) Unit Testing
12 20 (4.45%) BDD
12 20 (4.45%) Mobile Application Development
13 18 (4.01%) Data Modelling
14 17 (3.79%) Automated Testing
14 17 (3.79%) DevOps
14 17 (3.79%) E-Commerce
14 17 (3.79%) SDLC
15 16 (3.56%) Front End Development
Programming Languages
1 209 (46.55%) JavaScript
2 144 (32.07%) SQL
3 40 (8.91%) Java
4 28 (6.24%) VB.NET
5 26 (5.79%) C++
6 17 (3.79%) Python
7 16 (3.56%) PowerShell
7 16 (3.56%) T-SQL
8 15 (3.34%) Ruby
9 12 (2.67%) C
10 9 (2.00%) VB
11 8 (1.78%) Perl
11 8 (1.78%) PHP
12 7 (1.56%) Shell Script
12 7 (1.56%) VBScript
13 6 (1.34%) TypeScript
14 4 (0.89%) X++
15 3 (0.67%) ActionScript
15 3 (0.67%) Go
16 2 (0.45%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 16 (3.56%) Degree
2 13 (2.90%) Security Cleared
3 7 (1.56%) SC Cleared
4 4 (0.89%) ISEB
4 4 (0.89%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (0.67%) BPSS Clearance
5 3 (0.67%) DBS Check
6 2 (0.45%) HNC
6 2 (0.45%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 2 (0.45%) PhD
7 1 (0.22%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.22%) MCP
7 1 (0.22%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (3.79%) QA
2 2 (0.45%) SLA
3 1 (0.22%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.22%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 6 (1.34%) Docker
2 1 (0.22%) Firmware
2 1 (0.22%) Shibboleth
Systems Management
1 2 (0.45%) Kubernetes
2 1 (0.22%) Ansible
2 1 (0.22%) Wonderware InTouch
Vendors
1 96 (21.38%) Microsoft
2 25 (5.57%) Sitecore
3 23 (5.12%) Xamarin
4 17 (3.79%) Oracle
5 6 (1.34%) Google
6 5 (1.11%) Nintex
7 4 (0.89%) SAP
8 3 (0.67%) OpenTV
8 3 (0.67%) Perforce
9 2 (0.45%) Alterian
9 2 (0.45%) JD Edwards
9 2 (0.45%) Northgate
9 2 (0.45%) Telerik
10 1 (0.22%) HP
10 1 (0.22%) Kofax
10 1 (0.22%) Sun
10 1 (0.22%) Sybase
10 1 (0.22%) Twitter
10 1 (0.22%) Wonderware
10 1 (0.22%) Xilinx
Greater Manchester
Oscar
Rate: £300 - £325 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago
Manchester, Lancashire
ReThink Recruitment
Posted: 11 hours ago
Greater Manchester
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £325 - £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £250.00 - £300.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: £300 - £335 per annum + competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Greater Manchester
Nigel Frank International
Rate: £200 - £300 per annum
Posted: 7 days ago
Greater Manchester
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: £300 - £301 per day + competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Oscar
Rate: £300 - £375 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Liverpool
Bluetown Online LTD
Rate: £10 - £11 per hour
Posted: 7 days ago