Period
to 18 November 2019

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 November 2019 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 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 16 11 21
Rank change year-on-year -5 +10 0
Contract jobs citing C# 409 597 412
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 7.59% 10.18% 7.24%
As % of the Programming Languages category 20.12% 23.84% 19.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 315 450 303
North West median daily rate £388 £375 £366
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% +2.59% +4.44%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £281
90th Percentile £492 £500 £475
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 9 20
North West median hourly rate £42.00 £37.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.00% -6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £20.50 £24.25 £30.90
90th Percentile £55.00 £49.00 £50.50
England median hourly rate £45.00 £42.50 £44.00
% change year-on-year +5.88% -3.41% +10.00%

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 2,033 2,504 2,160
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 37.72% 42.69% 37.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,417 1,729 1,482
North West median daily rate £418 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.38% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £300 £300 £281
90th Percentile £575 £556 £531
England median daily rate £488 £475 £455
% change year-on-year +2.63% +4.40% +7.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 42 78
North West median hourly rate £30.00 £33.75 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.11% -15.63% +35.48%
10th Percentile £14.46 £15.75 £12.00
90th Percentile £53.75 £44.43 £51.71
England median hourly rate £44.00 £42.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +6.67%

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 November 2019.

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 November 2019.

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 November 2019. 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 -4 204 £388 +3.33% 263
Cheshire +12 121 £375 -2.60% 76
Lancashire +1 39 £388 -3.13% 45
Merseyside -10 33 £375 -6.25% 30
Cumbria -18 2 - - 7
C#
England

For the 6 months to 18 November 2019, 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#.

1 362 (88.51%) .NET
2 159 (38.88%) MVC
3 149 (36.43%) JavaScript
3 149 (36.43%) ASP.NET
4 148 (36.19%) Agile Software Development
5 145 (35.45%) SQL
6 132 (32.27%) Azure
7 112 (27.38%) SQL Server
8 91 (22.25%) Microsoft
9 82 (20.05%) AngularJS
10 75 (18.34%) HTML
11 70 (17.11%) CSS
12 68 (16.63%) .NET Core
13 66 (16.14%) Scrum
14 64 (15.65%) Java
15 61 (14.91%) .NET Framework
16 55 (13.45%) TDD
17 53 (12.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
18 51 (12.47%) Unit Testing
19 50 (12.22%) CRM
19 50 (12.22%) Serverless
19 50 (12.22%) ASP.NET MVC
20 49 (11.98%) ASP.NET Web API
20 49 (11.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
21 48 (11.74%) Kanban
22 47 (11.49%) Dynamics CRM
22 47 (11.49%) Workflow
22 47 (11.49%) DevOps
23 42 (10.27%) React
24 41 (10.02%) Dynamics 365

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 18 (4.40%) SharePoint
2 12 (2.93%) Umbraco
3 7 (1.71%) Confluence
3 7 (1.71%) NServiceBus
4 5 (1.22%) BizTalk Server
5 4 (0.98%) CMS
6 3 (0.73%) Apache
6 3 (0.73%) Apache Spark
6 3 (0.73%) IIS
6 3 (0.73%) SharePoint 2013
7 2 (0.49%) K2 blackpearl
8 1 (0.24%) Apache ServiceMix
8 1 (0.24%) Drupal
8 1 (0.24%) EPiServer
8 1 (0.24%) MS Exchange
8 1 (0.24%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 26 (6.36%) MS Visio
2 3 (0.73%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.24%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.24%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 47 (11.49%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.49%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.24%) Maximo
3 1 (0.24%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 1 (0.24%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 132 (32.27%) Azure
2 50 (12.22%) Serverless
3 41 (10.02%) Azure Functions
3 41 (10.02%) Dynamics 365
3 41 (10.02%) Power Platform
4 32 (7.82%) AWS
5 9 (2.20%) GitHub
5 9 (2.20%) Office 365
6 7 (1.71%) GCP
7 4 (0.98%) Azure Data Factory
7 4 (0.98%) SaaS
8 3 (0.73%) Boomi
9 2 (0.49%) Amazon Cognito
9 2 (0.49%) AWS CloudFormation
9 2 (0.49%) AWS Lambda
10 1 (0.24%) AWS CodePipeline
10 1 (0.24%) iTunes
10 1 (0.24%) Kong
10 1 (0.24%) npm
10 1 (0.24%) ShareGate
Communications & Networking
1 5 (1.22%) HTTP
2 3 (0.73%) FTP
3 1 (0.24%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 112 (27.38%) SQL Server
2 53 (12.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 49 (11.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 41 (10.02%) Power BI
5 37 (9.05%) NoSQL
6 30 (7.33%) MongoDB
7 6 (1.47%) Azure SQL Database
7 6 (1.47%) Data Warehouse
7 6 (1.47%) SQL Server 2000
8 5 (1.22%) MySQL
8 5 (1.22%) Redis
8 5 (1.22%) SQL Server 2016
9 4 (0.98%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 3 (0.73%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
10 3 (0.73%) Crystal Reports
10 3 (0.73%) PostgreSQL
10 3 (0.73%) Relational Database
10 3 (0.73%) SQL Server 2008
11 2 (0.49%) Big Data
11 2 (0.49%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 34 (8.31%) NUnit
2 29 (7.09%) Visual Studio
3 25 (6.11%) Team Foundation Server
4 23 (5.62%) Git (software)
5 22 (5.38%) JIRA
5 22 (5.38%) Selenium
6 12 (2.93%) Visual Studio Team System
7 10 (2.44%) Jenkins
8 9 (2.20%) Cucumber
8 9 (2.20%) SpecFlow
8 9 (2.20%) TeamCity
9 7 (1.71%) Visual Studio Coded UI
9 7 (1.71%) WebDriver
10 6 (1.47%) ClearCase
10 6 (1.47%) LoadRunner
11 5 (1.22%) gulp
11 5 (1.22%) JMeter
11 5 (1.22%) LoadUI
11 5 (1.22%) NeoLoad
11 5 (1.22%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 38 (9.29%) Public Sector
2 32 (7.82%) Law
3 30 (7.33%) Finance
4 12 (2.93%) Publishing
5 5 (1.22%) Automotive
5 5 (1.22%) Retail
6 3 (0.73%) Banking
6 3 (0.73%) Manufacturing
6 3 (0.73%) Telecoms
7 2 (0.49%) Electronics
7 2 (0.49%) Games
7 2 (0.49%) Marketing
8 1 (0.24%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.24%) Back Office
8 1 (0.24%) Legal
8 1 (0.24%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 311 (76.04%) Developer
2 190 (46.45%) .NET Developer
3 78 (19.07%) C# Developer
4 63 (15.40%) C# .NET Developer
5 41 (10.02%) Software Developer
6 34 (8.31%) Senior Developer
7 26 (6.36%) Senior .NET Developer
8 23 (5.62%) .NET Software Developer
9 19 (4.65%) C# Software Developer
9 19 (4.65%) Microsoft Developer
10 18 (4.40%) Full Stack Developer
11 15 (3.67%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
11 15 (3.67%) Software Engineer
11 15 (3.67%) SQL Developer
11 15 (3.67%) Tester
12 14 (3.42%) Consultant
13 11 (2.69%) ASP.NET Developer
13 11 (2.69%) CRM Developer
14 9 (2.20%) Lead Developer
14 9 (2.20%) VB.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 362 (88.51%) .NET
2 149 (36.43%) ASP.NET
3 82 (20.05%) AngularJS
4 75 (18.34%) HTML
5 70 (17.11%) CSS
6 68 (16.63%) .NET Core
7 61 (14.91%) .NET Framework
8 50 (12.22%) ASP.NET MVC
9 49 (11.98%) ASP.NET Web API
10 42 (10.27%) React
11 39 (9.54%) jQuery
12 37 (9.05%) Entity Framework
13 36 (8.80%) HTML5
14 27 (6.60%) CSS3
15 26 (6.36%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 21 (5.13%) Web Services
17 19 (4.65%) Node.js
17 19 (4.65%) WCF
18 18 (4.40%) REST
18 18 (4.40%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 33 (8.07%) Analytical Skills
1 33 (8.07%) Greenfield Project
2 20 (4.89%) Mobile App
3 17 (4.16%) Enterprise Software
4 11 (2.69%) User Experience
5 6 (1.47%) Data Structures
6 5 (1.22%) Self-Motivation
7 3 (0.73%) NHS
7 3 (0.73%) Smart Home
8 2 (0.49%) Robotics
9 1 (0.24%) Algorithms
9 1 (0.24%) Animation
9 1 (0.24%) Clustering
9 1 (0.24%) iPhone
9 1 (0.24%) Life Science
9 1 (0.24%) Linux Command Line
9 1 (0.24%) Mainframe
9 1 (0.24%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.24%) PlayStation
9 1 (0.24%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 13 (3.18%) Android
2 10 (2.44%) Apple iOS
3 8 (1.96%) Windows
4 3 (0.73%) Linux
4 3 (0.73%) Unix
5 2 (0.49%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.24%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 159 (38.88%) MVC
2 148 (36.19%) Agile Software Development
3 66 (16.14%) Scrum
4 55 (13.45%) TDD
5 51 (12.47%) Unit Testing
6 50 (12.22%) CRM
7 48 (11.74%) Kanban
8 47 (11.49%) DevOps
8 47 (11.49%) Workflow
9 41 (10.02%) Case Management
10 37 (9.05%) Test Automation
11 36 (8.80%) Microservices
12 28 (6.85%) Continuous Integration
12 28 (6.85%) Creative Thinking
13 27 (6.60%) BDD
14 24 (5.87%) Software Engineering
15 23 (5.62%) OO
15 23 (5.62%) SOLID
16 17 (4.16%) Test Strategy
16 17 (4.16%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 149 (36.43%) JavaScript
2 145 (35.45%) SQL
3 64 (15.65%) Java
4 26 (6.36%) VBA
5 19 (4.65%) T-SQL
6 17 (4.16%) Python
6 17 (4.16%) VB.NET
7 14 (3.42%) C
8 13 (3.18%) PowerShell
9 10 (2.44%) C++
10 8 (1.96%) PHP
10 8 (1.96%) TypeScript
11 6 (1.47%) VB
11 6 (1.47%) VB6
12 5 (1.22%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
13 4 (0.98%) ActionScript
13 4 (0.98%) Ruby
13 4 (0.98%) VBScript
14 3 (0.73%) ActionScript 2.0
14 3 (0.73%) Scala
Qualifications
1 12 (2.93%) BPSS Clearance
1 12 (2.93%) DBS Check
2 7 (1.71%) Degree
3 5 (1.22%) Security Cleared
4 3 (0.73%) ISTQB
4 3 (0.73%) SC Cleared
5 2 (0.49%) ISEB
6 1 (0.24%) AWS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (5.87%) QA
2 3 (0.73%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.24%) GxP
System Software
1 12 (2.93%) Docker
2 4 (0.98%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 8 (1.96%) Kubernetes
2 2 (0.49%) Terraform
3 1 (0.24%) Rancher
Vendors
1 91 (22.25%) Microsoft
2 17 (4.16%) Oracle
3 16 (3.91%) Xamarin
4 6 (1.47%) Google
5 4 (0.98%) Atlassian
6 3 (0.73%) Automation Anywhere
6 3 (0.73%) Databricks
6 3 (0.73%) Dell
6 3 (0.73%) MuleSoft
7 2 (0.49%) Northgate
7 2 (0.49%) Telerik
7 2 (0.49%) TOWER Software
8 1 (0.24%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (0.24%) SAP
8 1 (0.24%) Serena
8 1 (0.24%) Sitecore
8 1 (0.24%) Software AG
8 1 (0.24%) Syncfusion
8 1 (0.24%) TIBCO
8 1 (0.24%) webMethods