Period
to 17 January 2021

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 2021 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 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 30 18 11
Rank change year-on-year -12 -7 +4
Contract jobs citing C# 115 375 577
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the North West 4.82% 7.62% 10.21%
As % of the Programming Languages category 13.81% 20.80% 24.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 110 305 454
Median daily rate £375 £400 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +3.90% +8.45%
10th Percentile £300 £311 £306
90th Percentile £465 £500 £511
England median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.56% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 12 13
Median hourly rate £46.50 £51.50 £41.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.71% +25.61% +0.92%
10th Percentile £43.75 £42.30 £25.54
90th Percentile £50.05 £56.25 £47.50
England median hourly rate £46.21 £47.83 £44.00
% change year-on-year -3.39% +8.70% -1.25%

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 833 1,803 2,316
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 34.88% 36.62% 40.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 578 1,295 1,612
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +0.63%
10th Percentile £263 £300 £300
90th Percentile £583 £575 £575
England median daily rate £482 £485 £475
% change year-on-year -0.57% +2.11% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 47 43
Median hourly rate £43.00 £35.00 £36.23
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +22.86% -3.38% -7.71%
10th Percentile £12.45 £14.27 £16.00
90th Percentile £52.03 £55.00 £47.50
Median hourly rate £42.50 £44.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year -3.41% +3.53% +6.25%

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 17 January 2021.

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#
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 2021. 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 -10 76 £403 +0.63% 177
Cheshire -24 16 £350 -6.67% 80
Lancashire -1 7 £381 +1.47% 18
Merseyside 0 4 £300 -25.00% 19
Cumbria +20 2 - - 6
C#
England

For the 6 months to 17 January 2021, 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 65 (56.52%) .NET
2 51 (44.35%) Agile Software Development
3 45 (39.13%) JavaScript
4 37 (32.17%) SQL
5 35 (30.43%) Azure
6 32 (27.83%) SQL Server
7 26 (22.61%) Java
8 23 (20.00%) Software Engineering
9 22 (19.13%) ASP.NET
10 21 (18.26%) HTML
11 20 (17.39%) DevOps
12 19 (16.52%) Microsoft
13 18 (15.65%) .NET Core
14 17 (14.78%) Go
14 17 (14.78%) AWS
15 16 (13.91%) Windows
16 15 (13.04%) MVC
16 15 (13.04%) CSS
17 14 (12.17%) Web Services
17 14 (12.17%) Visual Studio
18 13 (11.30%) Business Intelligence
18 13 (11.30%) Git (software)
18 13 (11.30%) SC Cleared
18 13 (11.30%) Security Cleared
19 12 (10.43%) PHP
19 12 (10.43%) Python
19 12 (10.43%) CRM
19 12 (10.43%) Dynamics CRM
20 11 (9.57%) Degree
20 11 (9.57%) Test Automation

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 (6.09%) IIS
2 4 (3.48%) SharePoint
3 3 (2.61%) BizTalk Server
3 3 (2.61%) CMS
3 3 (2.61%) EPiServer
3 3 (2.61%) Mendix
4 2 (1.74%) Apache Spark
5 1 (0.87%) DNN
5 1 (0.87%) SharePoint 2013
Business Applications
1 12 (10.43%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (2.61%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 35 (30.43%) Azure
2 17 (14.78%) AWS
3 8 (6.96%) Power Platform
4 7 (6.09%) GitHub
4 7 (6.09%) Serverless
5 4 (3.48%) Boomi
6 3 (2.61%) AWS CloudFormation
6 3 (2.61%) Logic Apps
6 3 (2.61%) PaaS
6 3 (2.61%) PowerApps
7 2 (1.74%) Amazon Kinesis
7 2 (1.74%) Amazon SQS
7 2 (1.74%) Azure Data Factory
7 2 (1.74%) Dynamics 365
7 2 (1.74%) npm
7 2 (1.74%) Power Automate
8 1 (0.87%) AWS Lambda
8 1 (0.87%) AWS Step Functions
8 1 (0.87%) Azure Functions
8 1 (0.87%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 7 (6.09%) HTTP
2 5 (4.35%) Firewall
2 5 (4.35%) Network Security
2 5 (4.35%) Remote Desktop
3 4 (3.48%) Internet
4 3 (2.61%) ATM
5 1 (0.87%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (27.83%) SQL Server
2 8 (6.96%) Power BI
3 7 (6.09%) NoSQL
3 7 (6.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 7 (6.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 6 (5.22%) MySQL
4 6 (5.22%) Relational Database
5 4 (3.48%) Azure SQL Database
6 3 (2.61%) PostgreSQL
6 3 (2.61%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (1.74%) Cosmos DB
7 2 (1.74%) MongoDB
7 2 (1.74%) PolyBase
7 2 (1.74%) QlikView
7 2 (1.74%) Redis
7 2 (1.74%) SAP Data Services
7 2 (1.74%) Spark SQL
7 2 (1.74%) SQL Server 2017
8 1 (0.87%) Looker
8 1 (0.87%) SQL Server 2019
Development Applications
1 14 (12.17%) Visual Studio
2 13 (11.30%) Git (software)
3 6 (5.22%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 4 (3.48%) Jenkins
4 4 (3.48%) Selenium
5 3 (2.61%) SpecFlow
5 3 (2.61%) Subversion
6 2 (1.74%) Cypress.io
6 2 (1.74%) webpack
7 1 (0.87%) Babel
7 1 (0.87%) Dreamweaver
7 1 (0.87%) JIRA
7 1 (0.87%) NUnit
7 1 (0.87%) SoapUI
7 1 (0.87%) Visual Studio Code
General
1 10 (8.70%) Finance
1 10 (8.70%) Games
2 3 (2.61%) Law
2 3 (2.61%) Public Sector
3 2 (1.74%) Electronics
3 2 (1.74%) Manufacturing
3 2 (1.74%) Retail
4 1 (0.87%) Banking
4 1 (0.87%) Financial Institution
4 1 (0.87%) General Ledger
4 1 (0.87%) Legal
Job Titles
1 73 (63.48%) Developer
2 22 (19.13%) .NET Developer
3 16 (13.91%) Software Engineer
4 15 (13.04%) C# Developer
4 15 (13.04%) Software Developer
5 14 (12.17%) C# Software Engineer
6 13 (11.30%) Java Engineer
6 13 (11.30%) Java Software Engineer
7 9 (7.83%) C# .NET Developer
8 8 (6.96%) CRM Developer
9 7 (6.09%) PHP Software Engineer
9 7 (6.09%) Python Engineer
9 7 (6.09%) Python Software Engineer
10 6 (5.22%) JavaScript Engineer
11 5 (4.35%) Full Stack Developer
11 5 (4.35%) Network Engineer
12 4 (3.48%) Backend Developer
12 4 (3.48%) Business Intelligence Developer
12 4 (3.48%) Web Developer
13 3 (2.61%) EPiServer Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 65 (56.52%) .NET
2 22 (19.13%) ASP.NET
3 21 (18.26%) HTML
4 18 (15.65%) .NET Core
5 15 (13.04%) CSS
6 14 (12.17%) Web Services
7 10 (8.70%) REST
8 9 (7.83%) .NET Framework
8 9 (7.83%) ASP.NET Web API
9 8 (6.96%) React
10 7 (6.09%) AngularJS
10 7 (6.09%) JSON
11 5 (4.35%) SOAP
11 5 (4.35%) WPF
12 4 (3.48%) HTML5
12 4 (3.48%) WinForms
13 3 (2.61%) ASP.NET Core
13 3 (2.61%) Boost C++ Libraries
13 3 (2.61%) Qt
14 2 (1.74%) Lambda Expressions
Miscellaneous
1 6 (5.22%) Mobile App
2 5 (4.35%) Greenfield Project
2 5 (4.35%) Management Information System
2 5 (4.35%) User Experience
3 4 (3.48%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (2.61%) Online Games
5 2 (1.74%) Augmented Reality
5 2 (1.74%) NHS
6 1 (0.87%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.87%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.87%) Life Science
6 1 (0.87%) N-Tier
6 1 (0.87%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 16 (13.91%) Windows
2 7 (6.09%) Windows Server
3 6 (5.22%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (4.35%) Android
4 5 (4.35%) Apple iOS
5 3 (2.61%) Windows 10
6 1 (0.87%) Unix
6 1 (0.87%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (44.35%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (20.00%) Software Engineering
3 20 (17.39%) DevOps
4 15 (13.04%) MVC
5 13 (11.30%) Business Intelligence
6 12 (10.43%) CRM
7 11 (9.57%) Test Automation
8 10 (8.70%) Migration
8 10 (8.70%) TDD
9 7 (6.09%) Scrum
10 6 (5.22%) OOP
11 5 (4.35%) Disaster Recovery
11 5 (4.35%) ETL
11 5 (4.35%) Network Management
11 5 (4.35%) Network Virtualisation
11 5 (4.35%) Test Scripting
12 4 (3.48%) Microservices
12 4 (3.48%) SDLC
12 4 (3.48%) SOLID
12 4 (3.48%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 45 (39.13%) JavaScript
2 37 (32.17%) SQL
3 26 (22.61%) Java
4 17 (14.78%) Go
5 12 (10.43%) PHP
5 12 (10.43%) Python
6 10 (8.70%) VB.NET
7 9 (7.83%) T-SQL
8 8 (6.96%) TypeScript
9 7 (6.09%) C++
10 3 (2.61%) C
11 2 (1.74%) Apple Swift
11 2 (1.74%) Erlang
11 2 (1.74%) F#
11 2 (1.74%) Haskell
11 2 (1.74%) Kotlin
11 2 (1.74%) Scala
11 2 (1.74%) U-SQL
11 2 (1.74%) XAML
12 1 (0.87%) ActionScript 2.0
Qualifications
1 13 (11.30%) SC Cleared
1 13 (11.30%) Security Cleared
2 11 (9.57%) Degree
3 2 (1.74%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (1.74%) ISTQB
4 1 (0.87%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.35%) QA
System Software
1 9 (7.83%) Docker
2 2 (1.74%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 3 (2.61%) Kubernetes
1 3 (2.61%) Opscode Chef
1 3 (2.61%) Terraform
2 1 (0.87%) Ansible
2 1 (0.87%) Puppet
2 1 (0.87%) Rancher
2 1 (0.87%) Trend Micro Deep Security
Vendors
1 19 (16.52%) Microsoft
2 5 (4.35%) SAP
3 4 (3.48%) Dell
4 3 (2.61%) Salesforce.com
4 3 (2.61%) Xamarin
5 2 (1.74%) Alteryx
5 2 (1.74%) Databricks
5 2 (1.74%) DevExpress
5 2 (1.74%) IBM
5 2 (1.74%) Oracle
6 1 (0.87%) Adobe
6 1 (0.87%) Cognos
6 1 (0.87%) ForgeRock
6 1 (0.87%) iManage
6 1 (0.87%) MicroStrategy
6 1 (0.87%) MuleSoft
6 1 (0.87%) Nintex
6 1 (0.87%) SolarWinds
6 1 (0.87%) Telerik
6 1 (0.87%) Trend Micro