Period
to 4 August 2020

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 4 August 2020 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
4 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 37 15 12
Rank change year-on-year -22 -3 +6
Contract jobs citing C# 104 466 567
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the North West 4.79% 8.82% 9.20%
As % of the Programming Languages category 13.94% 21.58% 21.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 85 366 416
Median daily rate £388 £386 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.32% +3.00% +7.14%
10th Percentile £268 £309 £286
90th Percentile £500 £500 £475
England median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 9 18
Median hourly rate £20.50 £42.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -51.19% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £20.39 £32.98 £29.25
90th Percentile £35.00 £43.00 £46.60
England median hourly rate £42.50 £46.00 £41.63
% change year-on-year -7.61% +10.49% -2.04%

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 746 2,159 2,644
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 34.38% 40.86% 42.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 485 1,506 1,803
Median daily rate £400 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00% +3.23%
10th Percentile £263 £300 £288
90th Percentile £550 £575 £548
England median daily rate £500 £480 £475
% change year-on-year +4.17% +1.05% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 37 59
Median hourly rate £20.38 £41.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -50.30% +9.33% -6.25%
10th Percentile £12.10 £12.94 £12.75
90th Percentile £54.75 £53.75 £52.00
Median hourly rate £35.75 £45.00 £41.13
% change year-on-year -20.56% +9.42% +0.30%

C#
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing C# as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing C# in the North West.

Daily rate trend for C# in the North West

C#
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing C# in the North West over the 6 months to 4 August 2020.

Daily rate histogram for C# in the North West

C#
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing C# in the North West.

Hourly rate trend for C# in the North West

C#
Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing C# in the North West over the 6 months to 4 August 2020.

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 4 August 2020. 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 -14 51 £375 -2.60% 147
Cheshire -22 21 £355 -1.39% 46
Lancashire -14 14 £326 -18.63% 16
Merseyside -3 13 £400 - 15
C#
England

For the 6 months to 4 August 2020, 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 75 (72.12%) .NET
2 36 (34.62%) JavaScript
2 36 (34.62%) SQL Server
3 32 (30.77%) Microsoft
4 30 (28.85%) SQL
5 27 (25.96%) ASP.NET
5 27 (25.96%) Agile Software Development
5 27 (25.96%) Azure
6 26 (25.00%) MVC
7 23 (22.12%) Java
8 20 (19.23%) HTML
9 17 (16.35%) CSS
10 16 (15.38%) Python
11 15 (14.42%) .NET Core
12 14 (13.46%) Visual Studio
12 14 (13.46%) CRM
12 14 (13.46%) Finance
12 14 (13.46%) Dynamics CRM
13 13 (12.50%) AngularJS
14 12 (11.54%) ASP.NET MVC
14 12 (11.54%) Web Services
14 12 (11.54%) Windows
14 12 (11.54%) Problem-Solving
15 11 (10.58%) .NET Framework
15 11 (10.58%) Security Cleared
16 10 (9.62%) ASP.NET Web API
17 9 (8.65%) Web Development
17 9 (8.65%) JSON
17 9 (8.65%) Ruby
17 9 (8.65%) C++

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 7 (6.73%) IIS
2 4 (3.85%) Elasticsearch
3 2 (1.92%) CMS
3 2 (1.92%) Confluence
4 1 (0.96%) Apache Spark
4 1 (0.96%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (0.96%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.96%) Sitecore CMS
4 1 (0.96%) Sitefinity
4 1 (0.96%) Umbraco
Applications
1 7 (6.73%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (4.81%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (4.81%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 5 (4.81%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 14 (13.46%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.92%) SAP Business One
3 1 (0.96%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 27 (25.96%) Azure
2 5 (4.81%) Dynamics 365
2 5 (4.81%) Power Platform
3 3 (2.88%) AWS
3 3 (2.88%) Azure Data Factory
3 3 (2.88%) PaaS
4 2 (1.92%) Boomi
4 2 (1.92%) Logic Apps
4 2 (1.92%) Serverless
5 1 (0.96%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 1 (0.96%) AWS Lambda
5 1 (0.96%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (0.96%) GCP
5 1 (0.96%) Office 365
5 1 (0.96%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 8 (7.69%) HTTP
2 5 (4.81%) Internet
2 5 (4.81%) Remote Desktop
3 1 (0.96%) DNS
3 1 (0.96%) FTP
3 1 (0.96%) Intranet
3 1 (0.96%) Skype
3 1 (0.96%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (34.62%) SQL Server
2 7 (6.73%) Azure SQL Database
3 5 (4.81%) Power BI
4 4 (3.85%) Big Data
4 4 (3.85%) MySQL
4 4 (3.85%) PostgreSQL
4 4 (3.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (2.88%) Redis
5 3 (2.88%) Relational Database
6 2 (1.92%) Crystal Reports
6 2 (1.92%) Hadoop
6 2 (1.92%) NoSQL
6 2 (1.92%) SAP HANA
7 1 (0.96%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.96%) MS Access
7 1 (0.96%) QlikView
7 1 (0.96%) SAP Data Services
7 1 (0.96%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.96%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (0.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 14 (13.46%) Visual Studio
2 7 (6.73%) Selenium
2 7 (6.73%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 4 (3.85%) JIRA
4 3 (2.88%) SoapUI
4 3 (2.88%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (1.92%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 2 (1.92%) Bitbucket
5 2 (1.92%) Git (software)
5 2 (1.92%) Postman
6 1 (0.96%) Cucumber
6 1 (0.96%) Dreamweaver
6 1 (0.96%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.96%) Moq
6 1 (0.96%) Octopus Deploy
6 1 (0.96%) TeamCity
6 1 (0.96%) Visual Studio Team System
6 1 (0.96%) WebDriver
General
1 14 (13.46%) Finance
2 4 (3.85%) Public Sector
3 3 (2.88%) Legal
3 3 (2.88%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.92%) Law
5 1 (0.96%) Back Office
5 1 (0.96%) Banking
5 1 (0.96%) Electronics
5 1 (0.96%) Games
5 1 (0.96%) General Ledger
5 1 (0.96%) Local Government
5 1 (0.96%) Marketing
5 1 (0.96%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (0.96%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 76 (73.08%) Developer
2 35 (33.65%) .NET Developer
3 14 (13.46%) C# Developer
4 12 (11.54%) CRM Developer
5 8 (7.69%) Full Stack Developer
5 8 (7.69%) Software Developer
6 6 (5.77%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
6 6 (5.77%) Dynamics CRM Developer
6 6 (5.77%) Robotic Process Automation Developer
7 5 (4.81%) C# .NET Developer
8 4 (3.85%) Analyst
8 4 (3.85%) Test Analyst
9 3 (2.88%) Angular Developer
9 3 (2.88%) Architect
9 3 (2.88%) Consultant
9 3 (2.88%) Development Director
9 3 (2.88%) Java Developer
9 3 (2.88%) Microsoft Developer
9 3 (2.88%) SQL Developer
9 3 (2.88%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 75 (72.12%) .NET
2 27 (25.96%) ASP.NET
3 20 (19.23%) HTML
4 17 (16.35%) CSS
5 15 (14.42%) .NET Core
6 13 (12.50%) AngularJS
7 12 (11.54%) ASP.NET MVC
7 12 (11.54%) Web Services
8 11 (10.58%) .NET Framework
9 10 (9.62%) ASP.NET Web API
10 9 (8.65%) JSON
11 7 (6.73%) Entity Framework
12 6 (5.77%) jQuery
12 6 (5.77%) RESTful
12 6 (5.77%) SOAP
12 6 (5.77%) XML
13 5 (4.81%) HTML5
13 5 (4.81%) React
14 4 (3.85%) ASP.NET Core
14 4 (3.85%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 5 (4.81%) Robotics
1 5 (4.81%) Self-Motivation
2 3 (2.88%) Greenfield Project
3 2 (1.92%) User Experience
4 1 (0.96%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (0.96%) Client/Server
4 1 (0.96%) Credit Risk
4 1 (0.96%) Internet of Things
4 1 (0.96%) Life Science
4 1 (0.96%) Mobile App
4 1 (0.96%) NHS
4 1 (0.96%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 12 (11.54%) Windows
2 8 (7.69%) Windows Server
3 7 (6.73%) Android
4 6 (5.77%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (4.81%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (25.96%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (25.00%) MVC
3 14 (13.46%) CRM
4 12 (11.54%) Problem-Solving
5 9 (8.65%) Web Development
6 8 (7.69%) Business Intelligence
6 8 (7.69%) DevOps
6 8 (7.69%) Microservices
6 8 (7.69%) Migration
6 8 (7.69%) TDD
6 8 (7.69%) Test Automation
6 8 (7.69%) Workflow
7 7 (6.73%) OO
7 7 (6.73%) OOP
7 7 (6.73%) Scrum
8 6 (5.77%) Project Planning
8 6 (5.77%) Software Engineering
9 5 (4.81%) Change Management
9 5 (4.81%) Load Balancing
9 5 (4.81%) Robotic Process Automation
Programming Languages
1 36 (34.62%) JavaScript
2 30 (28.85%) SQL
3 23 (22.12%) Java
4 16 (15.38%) Python
5 9 (8.65%) C++
5 9 (8.65%) Ruby
6 7 (6.73%) T-SQL
6 7 (6.73%) TypeScript
6 7 (6.73%) VB.NET
7 6 (5.77%) C
7 6 (5.77%) VBScript
8 4 (3.85%) PowerShell
9 2 (1.92%) R
9 2 (1.92%) VB
9 2 (1.92%) XPath
10 1 (0.96%) ActionScript
10 1 (0.96%) Perl
10 1 (0.96%) PHP
10 1 (0.96%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.96%) VBA
Qualifications
1 11 (10.58%) Security Cleared
2 6 (5.77%) SC Cleared
3 3 (2.88%) ISEB
4 1 (0.96%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (0.96%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.88%) QA
System Software
1 4 (3.85%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (0.96%) Ansible
1 1 (0.96%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (0.96%) Packer
1 1 (0.96%) Puppet
1 1 (0.96%) Single Sign-On
1 1 (0.96%) Terraform
Vendors
1 32 (30.77%) Microsoft
2 6 (5.77%) Automation Anywhere
3 5 (4.81%) SAP
4 4 (3.85%) Xamarin
5 3 (2.88%) Databricks
6 2 (1.92%) Atlassian
6 2 (1.92%) Dell
7 1 (0.96%) Adobe
7 1 (0.96%) Alteryx
7 1 (0.96%) Cognos
7 1 (0.96%) Epicor
7 1 (0.96%) Google
7 1 (0.96%) MuleSoft
7 1 (0.96%) Oracle
7 1 (0.96%) PagerDuty
7 1 (0.96%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (0.96%) Sitecore
7 1 (0.96%) SolarWinds