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 June 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.

C#
England / North West
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 24 32 47
Rank change year-on-year +8 +15  
Contract jobs citing C# 194 185 129
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 6.59% 4.87% 3.55%
As % of the Programming Languages category 18.00% 14.17% 10.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 136 130 101
Median daily rate £343 £338 £328
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.48% +3.05%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £338
% change year-on-year +3.57% +3.70%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 12 1
Median hourly rate £32.00 £35.50 £34.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.85% +4.41%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.63 £37.50 £39.28
% change year-on-year +8.33% -4.51%  

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 1078 1306 1190
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 36.60% 34.40% 32.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 708 870 767
Median daily rate £400 £388 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.22% +6.89%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £520 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 56 31 25
Median hourly rate £41.00 £28.50 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +43.85% -22.97%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.45 £18.80 £18.68
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.25 £45.00 £57.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year +13.33% +1.35%  

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 June 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 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 3 months to 27 June 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 June 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 +12 106 £345 -1.42% 128
Cheshire +24 43 £361 +11.15% 45
Merseyside +7 28 £325 - 19
Lancashire -7 8 £313 -22.83% 21
Cumbria -2 1 £300 - 2
C#
England

For the 6 months to 27 June 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#.

1 326 (84.68%) .NET
2 196 (50.91%) MVC
3 181 (47.01%) ASP.NET
4 177 (45.97%) JavaScript
5 153 (39.74%) Agile Software Development
6 139 (36.10%) SQL Server
7 128 (33.25%) SQL
7 128 (33.25%) HTML
8 119 (30.91%) CSS
9 104 (27.01%) jQuery
10 92 (23.90%) ASP.NET MVC
11 79 (20.52%) Microsoft
12 71 (18.44%) Scrum
13 67 (17.40%) TDD
14 66 (17.14%) .NET Framework
15 63 (16.36%) ASP.NET Web API
16 61 (15.84%) HTML5
17 59 (15.32%) AngularJS
18 57 (14.81%) Continuous Integration
19 45 (11.69%) Entity Framework
20 42 (10.91%) Web Services
20 42 (10.91%) Greenfield Project
21 38 (9.87%) Git (software)
21 38 (9.87%) Test Automation
21 38 (9.87%) Unit Testing
22 36 (9.35%) C++
22 36 (9.35%) Web Development
23 35 (9.09%) Sitecore
23 35 (9.09%) Team Foundation Server
24 33 (8.57%) Umbraco

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 33 (8.57%) Umbraco
2 28 (7.27%) CMS
3 21 (5.45%) SharePoint
4 11 (2.86%) BizTalk Server
4 11 (2.86%) EPiServer
5 8 (2.08%) Kinematics
5 8 (2.08%) Sitecore CMS
6 7 (1.82%) JBoss
7 6 (1.56%) Confluence
7 6 (1.56%) IIS
8 4 (1.04%) SharePoint 2010
9 3 (0.78%) SharePoint 2013
10 2 (0.52%) Apache
10 2 (0.52%) Elasticsearch
10 2 (0.52%) NServiceBus
11 1 (0.26%) Drupal
11 1 (0.26%) OpenROAD
11 1 (0.26%) Tomcat
Applications
1 4 (1.04%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (0.78%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 31 (8.05%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (1.04%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (0.52%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.26%) Payment Gateway
4 1 (0.26%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 17 (4.42%) Microsoft Azure
2 12 (3.12%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (1.30%) Dynamics 365
4 4 (1.04%) Office 365
5 3 (0.78%) Azure Active Directory
5 3 (0.78%) OneDrive
5 3 (0.78%) Yammer
6 2 (0.52%) AWS CloudFormation
6 2 (0.52%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
6 2 (0.52%) GitHub
6 2 (0.52%) SaaS
7 1 (0.26%) Amazon Kinesis
7 1 (0.26%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.26%) Amazon SQS
7 1 (0.26%) Azure Machine Learning
7 1 (0.26%) BrowserStack
7 1 (0.26%) CloudFront
7 1 (0.26%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 6 (1.56%) TCP/IP
2 5 (1.30%) HTTP
2 5 (1.30%) X.509
3 4 (1.04%) DNS
4 3 (0.78%) RS-232
5 2 (0.52%) Remote Desktop
6 1 (0.26%) AMQP
6 1 (0.26%) Ethernet
6 1 (0.26%) FTP
6 1 (0.26%) Internet
6 1 (0.26%) Intranet
6 1 (0.26%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 139 (36.10%) SQL Server
2 24 (6.23%) SQL Server 2008
3 21 (5.45%) MongoDB
4 19 (4.94%) SQL Server 2014
5 18 (4.68%) NoSQL
6 14 (3.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 11 (2.86%) Relational Database
8 8 (2.08%) SQL Server 2012
9 6 (1.56%) Oracle Database
9 6 (1.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 5 (1.30%) MySQL
11 4 (1.04%) SQL Server 2005
11 4 (1.04%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 3 (0.78%) Firebird
12 3 (0.78%) Hadoop
13 2 (0.52%) Big Data
13 2 (0.52%) Oracle Database 11g
13 2 (0.52%) SQL Server 2016
14 1 (0.26%) Couchbase
14 1 (0.26%) Ingres
Development Applications
1 38 (9.87%) Git (software)
2 35 (9.09%) Team Foundation Server
3 30 (7.79%) Visual Studio
4 20 (5.19%) JIRA
4 20 (5.19%) NUnit
5 16 (4.16%) gulp
5 16 (4.16%) Selenium
6 11 (2.86%) Jenkins
7 10 (2.60%) Cucumber
7 10 (2.60%) SpecFlow
8 6 (1.56%) JUnit
8 6 (1.56%) Moq
9 5 (1.30%) TeamCity
10 4 (1.04%) Subversion
11 3 (0.78%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 3 (0.78%) Eclipse
11 3 (0.78%) Jasmine
11 3 (0.78%) MSTest
11 3 (0.78%) SoapUI
11 3 (0.78%) WebDriver
General
1 16 (4.16%) Finance
2 11 (2.86%) Games
2 11 (2.86%) Manufacturing
3 10 (2.60%) Banking
4 8 (2.08%) Telecoms
5 6 (1.56%) Advertising
6 5 (1.30%) Retail
7 4 (1.04%) Back Office
7 4 (1.04%) Electronics
8 3 (0.78%) Law
9 2 (0.52%) Legal
10 1 (0.26%) Automotive
10 1 (0.26%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.26%) Local Government
10 1 (0.26%) Marketing
10 1 (0.26%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 300 (77.92%) Developer
2 149 (38.70%) .NET Developer
3 86 (22.34%) C# Developer
4 63 (16.36%) C# .NET Developer
5 37 (9.61%) Software Developer
6 31 (8.05%) ASP.NET Developer
6 31 (8.05%) Sitecore Developer
7 26 (6.75%) Senior Developer
8 25 (6.49%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 25 (6.49%) CRM Developer
9 22 (5.71%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
9 22 (5.71%) Umbraco Developer
10 19 (4.94%) Full Stack Developer
11 16 (4.16%) C# Software Developer
12 15 (3.90%) SQL Developer
13 14 (3.64%) Dynamics CRM Developer
14 13 (3.38%) Architect
14 13 (3.38%) Lead Developer
14 13 (3.38%) Software Engineer
15 12 (3.12%) C++ Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 326 (84.68%) .NET
2 181 (47.01%) ASP.NET
3 128 (33.25%) HTML
4 119 (30.91%) CSS
5 104 (27.01%) jQuery
6 92 (23.90%) ASP.NET MVC
7 66 (17.14%) .NET Framework
8 63 (16.36%) ASP.NET Web API
9 61 (15.84%) HTML5
10 59 (15.32%) AngularJS
11 45 (11.69%) Entity Framework
12 42 (10.91%) Web Services
13 31 (8.05%) XML
14 25 (6.49%) CSS3
15 23 (5.97%) WPF
16 22 (5.71%) Sass
17 21 (5.45%) RESTful
18 20 (5.19%) REST
19 19 (4.94%) WCF
20 17 (4.42%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 42 (10.91%) Greenfield Project
2 20 (5.19%) Mobile App
3 19 (4.94%) Analytical Skills
4 16 (4.16%) Computer Science
5 6 (1.56%) Fintech
6 4 (1.04%) Robotics
6 4 (1.04%) User Experience
7 3 (0.78%) Data Centre
7 3 (0.78%) Device Driver
7 3 (0.78%) iPad
7 3 (0.78%) N-Tier
8 2 (0.52%) Algorithms
8 2 (0.52%) Blackberry
8 2 (0.52%) Management Information System
8 2 (0.52%) Mobile Games
9 1 (0.26%) Credit Risk
9 1 (0.26%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 1 (0.26%) Mobile Payment
9 1 (0.26%) NHS
9 1 (0.26%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 22 (5.71%) Windows
2 16 (4.16%) Android
3 13 (3.38%) Apple iOS
4 7 (1.82%) Linux
5 4 (1.04%) Windows Server
6 3 (0.78%) Windows Phone
7 2 (0.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (0.52%) VxWorks
8 1 (0.26%) CentOS
8 1 (0.26%) Mesosphere
8 1 (0.26%) Unix
8 1 (0.26%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 196 (50.91%) MVC
2 153 (39.74%) Agile Software Development
3 71 (18.44%) Scrum
4 67 (17.40%) TDD
5 57 (14.81%) Continuous Integration
6 38 (9.87%) Test Automation
6 38 (9.87%) Unit Testing
7 36 (9.35%) Web Development
8 33 (8.57%) CRM
8 33 (8.57%) OO
9 29 (7.53%) Software Engineering
10 18 (4.68%) Data Modelling
10 18 (4.68%) Refactoring
11 16 (4.16%) BDD
11 16 (4.16%) OOP
11 16 (4.16%) Progressive Enhancement
11 16 (4.16%) SMACSS
12 15 (3.90%) DevOps
13 14 (3.64%) E-Commerce
14 13 (3.38%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 177 (45.97%) JavaScript
2 128 (33.25%) SQL
3 36 (9.35%) C++
4 27 (7.01%) Java
5 25 (6.49%) VB.NET
6 11 (2.86%) T-SQL
7 8 (2.08%) VB
8 7 (1.82%) Apple Swift
8 7 (1.82%) PowerShell
9 6 (1.56%) TypeScript
10 4 (1.04%) C
10 4 (1.04%) Python
11 3 (0.78%) Perl
12 2 (0.52%) Scala
12 2 (0.52%) VB6
12 2 (0.52%) X++
13 1 (0.26%) Bash Shell
13 1 (0.26%) Groovy
13 1 (0.26%) Ruby
13 1 (0.26%) XPath
Qualifications
1 24 (6.23%) Degree
2 11 (2.86%) Security Cleared
3 7 (1.82%) SC Cleared
4 3 (0.78%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (0.52%) DBS Check
5 2 (0.52%) DV Cleared
5 2 (0.52%) HNC
5 2 (0.52%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 2 (0.52%) PhD
6 1 (0.26%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (0.26%) ISEB
6 1 (0.26%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.26%) MCPD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (6.23%) QA
2 3 (0.78%) COBIT
3 2 (0.52%) SLA
4 1 (0.26%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 4 (1.04%) Active Directory
1 4 (1.04%) Docker
2 3 (0.78%) UAG
3 2 (0.52%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.26%) Firmware
4 1 (0.26%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 1 (0.26%) Ansible
1 1 (0.26%) Kubernetes
1 1 (0.26%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (0.26%) Puppet
1 1 (0.26%) SCCM
1 1 (0.26%) Wonderware InTouch
1 1 (0.26%) WSUS
Vendors
1 79 (20.52%) Microsoft
2 35 (9.09%) Sitecore
3 28 (7.27%) Oracle
4 10 (2.60%) Xamarin
5 8 (2.08%) NVIDIA
6 3 (0.78%) DevExpress
6 3 (0.78%) Perforce
6 3 (0.78%) SAP
7 2 (0.52%) Atlassian
7 2 (0.52%) JD Edwards
7 2 (0.52%) Siebel
7 2 (0.52%) Twitter
7 2 (0.52%) VMware
8 1 (0.26%) CA
8 1 (0.26%) Citrix
8 1 (0.26%) Kofax
8 1 (0.26%) Pega
8 1 (0.26%) Red Hat
8 1 (0.26%) RedPrairie
8 1 (0.26%) TIBCO
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