Period
to 14 December 2018

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 14 December 2018 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
14 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 11 16 17
Rank change year-on-year +5 +1 +9
Contract jobs citing C# 608 441 527
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 10.14% 7.78% 8.11%
As % of the Programming Languages category 23.83% 19.90% 21.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 461 326 403
North West median daily rate £375 £370 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.42% +5.64% +7.69%
10th Percentile £303 £275 £263
90th Percentile £500 £488 £475
England median daily rate £450 £438 £400
% change year-on-year +2.86% +9.38% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 16 13
North West median hourly rate £37.50 £41.25 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.09% +26.92% -13.33%
10th Percentile £24.27 £40.00 £12.10
90th Percentile £47.50 £52.50 £42.50
England median hourly rate £43.00 £44.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year -2.27% +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 2,551 2,216 2,430
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 42.52% 39.11% 37.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,755 1,533 1,696
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% -
10th Percentile £300 £275 £263
90th Percentile £560 £538 £500
England median daily rate £475 £465 £425
% change year-on-year +2.15% +9.41% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 73 62
North West median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £31.01
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +28.98% -17.30%
10th Percentile £15.75 £12.75 £13.33
90th Percentile £45.40 £51.37 £43.63
England median hourly rate £42.19 £40.00 £39.00
% change year-on-year +5.48% +2.56% +4.00%

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 14 December 2018.

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 14 December 2018.

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 14 December 2018. 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 +2 386 £375 - 254
Cheshire +11 94 £388 +19.23% 100
Lancashire +11 65 £400 +6.67% 38
Merseyside +12 46 £375 +9.09% 44
Cumbria -3 4 - - 2
C#
England

For the 6 months to 14 December 2018, 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#.

1 491 (80.76%) .NET
2 250 (41.12%) Agile Software Development
3 216 (35.53%) SQL
4 190 (31.25%) MVC
5 189 (31.09%) JavaScript
5 189 (31.09%) SQL Server
6 173 (28.45%) Microsoft
7 157 (25.82%) ASP.NET
8 133 (21.88%) HTML
9 128 (21.05%) CRM
10 126 (20.72%) CSS
11 111 (18.26%) AngularJS
12 110 (18.09%) Test Automation
12 110 (18.09%) Dynamics CRM
12 110 (18.09%) TDD
13 98 (16.12%) .NET Framework
14 96 (15.79%) Web Services
15 88 (14.47%) ASP.NET Web API
16 86 (14.14%) Microsoft Azure
17 84 (13.82%) Continuous Integration
18 76 (12.50%) Visual Studio
19 74 (12.17%) Java
20 68 (11.18%) Selenium
21 66 (10.86%) Git (software)
22 62 (10.20%) jQuery
23 58 (9.54%) DevOps
23 58 (9.54%) VB.NET
24 57 (9.38%) JIRA
25 55 (9.05%) SOAP
25 55 (9.05%) WinForms

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 38 (6.25%) SharePoint
2 28 (4.61%) CMS
3 19 (3.13%) BizTalk Server
4 17 (2.80%) Umbraco
5 7 (1.15%) Drupal
6 4 (0.66%) ArcGIS
7 3 (0.49%) Confluence
7 3 (0.49%) SharePoint 2013
8 2 (0.33%) Apache
8 2 (0.33%) IIS
9 1 (0.16%) Elasticsearch
9 1 (0.16%) K2 blackpearl
9 1 (0.16%) MS Exchange
9 1 (0.16%) NServiceBus
9 1 (0.16%) OpenStack
9 1 (0.16%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 1 (0.16%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 4 (0.66%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.33%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.16%) CATIA
3 1 (0.16%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.16%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 110 (18.09%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.33%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 86 (14.14%) Microsoft Azure
2 46 (7.57%) Dynamics 365
3 26 (4.28%) Amazon AWS
4 19 (3.13%) GitHub
5 12 (1.97%) SaaS
6 11 (1.81%) Boomi
7 6 (0.99%) Azure Active Directory
7 6 (0.99%) Serverless
8 5 (0.82%) Azure Functions
8 5 (0.82%) PaaS
9 4 (0.66%) npm
9 4 (0.66%) Office 365
10 3 (0.49%) AtomSphere
11 2 (0.33%) BrowserStack
11 2 (0.33%) IaaS
11 2 (0.33%) Yarn
12 1 (0.16%) AWS Lambda
12 1 (0.16%) Azure Data Factory
12 1 (0.16%) Google Analytics
12 1 (0.16%) iPaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (1.81%) SMS
2 6 (0.99%) ATM
3 4 (0.66%) Intranet
4 2 (0.33%) HTTP
4 2 (0.33%) Internet
5 1 (0.16%) HTTPS
5 1 (0.16%) SSH
5 1 (0.16%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 189 (31.09%) SQL Server
2 42 (6.91%) NoSQL
3 29 (4.77%) MySQL
4 22 (3.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 21 (3.45%) SQL Server 2000
6 19 (3.13%) RavenDB
6 19 (3.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 10 (1.64%) MongoDB
8 9 (1.48%) Power BI
9 8 (1.32%) Relational Database
10 7 (1.15%) MariaDB
10 7 (1.15%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 5 (0.82%) Azure SQL Database
11 5 (0.82%) Crystal Reports
11 5 (0.82%) Oracle Database
11 5 (0.82%) RDBMS
12 4 (0.66%) GIS
12 4 (0.66%) SQL Server 2008
12 4 (0.66%) SQL Server 2012
12 4 (0.66%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 76 (12.50%) Visual Studio
2 68 (11.18%) Selenium
3 66 (10.86%) Git (software)
4 57 (9.38%) JIRA
5 33 (5.43%) Jenkins
6 32 (5.26%) TeamCity
7 31 (5.10%) Visual Studio Team System
8 28 (4.61%) Octopus Deploy
9 27 (4.44%) AccuRev
10 22 (3.62%) JMeter
10 22 (3.62%) SpecFlow
11 21 (3.45%) WebDriver
12 19 (3.13%) Bitbucket
12 19 (3.13%) gulp
13 14 (2.30%) Cucumber
14 11 (1.81%) Jasmine
14 11 (1.81%) NUnit
15 8 (1.32%) Gatling
15 8 (1.32%) Team Foundation Server
15 8 (1.32%) The Grinder
General
1 34 (5.59%) Finance
2 21 (3.45%) Billing
2 21 (3.45%) Retail
3 20 (3.29%) Law
4 19 (3.13%) Back Office
5 16 (2.63%) Games
6 15 (2.47%) Legal
7 14 (2.30%) Banking
8 9 (1.48%) Manufacturing
8 9 (1.48%) Marketing
9 6 (0.99%) Automotive
10 3 (0.49%) Investment Banking
10 3 (0.49%) Publishing
10 3 (0.49%) Telecoms
11 2 (0.33%) Electronics
11 2 (0.33%) Front Office
12 1 (0.16%) Local Government
12 1 (0.16%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 456 (75.00%) Developer
2 240 (39.47%) .NET Developer
3 143 (23.52%) C# Developer
4 99 (16.28%) C# .NET Developer
5 59 (9.70%) Full Stack Developer
6 54 (8.88%) CRM Developer
7 51 (8.39%) Dynamics CRM Developer
8 36 (5.92%) Software Developer
9 34 (5.59%) SQL Developer
10 33 (5.43%) Microsoft Developer
11 31 (5.10%) Tester
12 29 (4.77%) Analyst
12 29 (4.77%) VB.NET Developer
13 27 (4.44%) ASP.NET Developer
14 24 (3.95%) C# Software Developer
14 24 (3.95%) C# VB.NET Developer
15 22 (3.62%) C# ASP.NET Developer
16 20 (3.29%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
17 18 (2.96%) Consultant
18 17 (2.80%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 491 (80.76%) .NET
2 157 (25.82%) ASP.NET
3 133 (21.88%) HTML
4 126 (20.72%) CSS
5 111 (18.26%) AngularJS
6 98 (16.12%) .NET Framework
7 96 (15.79%) Web Services
8 88 (14.47%) ASP.NET Web API
9 62 (10.20%) jQuery
10 55 (9.05%) SOAP
10 55 (9.05%) WinForms
11 54 (8.88%) React
12 52 (8.55%) HTML5
13 50 (8.22%) WCF
14 49 (8.06%) ASP.NET MVC
15 45 (7.40%) RESTful
16 44 (7.24%) XML
17 41 (6.74%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 41 (6.74%) WPF
18 40 (6.58%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 27 (4.44%) Greenfield Project
2 19 (3.13%) User Experience
3 17 (2.80%) Analytical Skills
4 13 (2.14%) NHS
4 13 (2.14%) Semantic Web
5 12 (1.97%) Mobile App
6 10 (1.64%) Self-Motivation
7 9 (1.48%) Enterprise Software
8 7 (1.15%) Online Gambling
9 6 (0.99%) Hedge funds
9 6 (0.99%) Online Games
10 4 (0.66%) 3D Graphics
10 4 (0.66%) Data Structures
11 3 (0.49%) N-Tier
12 2 (0.33%) Digital TV
12 2 (0.33%) Equities
12 2 (0.33%) Management Information System
12 2 (0.33%) Tandem
13 1 (0.16%) Mainframe
13 1 (0.16%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 42 (6.91%) Windows
2 24 (3.95%) Linux
3 12 (1.97%) Unix
3 12 (1.97%) Windows Server
4 8 (1.32%) Windows 10
5 7 (1.15%) CentOS
5 7 (1.15%) Windows 7
5 7 (1.15%) Windows 8
5 7 (1.15%) Windows XP
6 5 (0.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (0.33%) Android
7 2 (0.33%) Apple iOS
7 2 (0.33%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.16%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 250 (41.12%) Agile Software Development
2 190 (31.25%) MVC
3 128 (21.05%) CRM
4 110 (18.09%) TDD
4 110 (18.09%) Test Automation
5 84 (13.82%) Continuous Integration
6 58 (9.54%) DevOps
7 54 (8.88%) E-Commerce
8 53 (8.72%) Workflow
9 49 (8.06%) Scrum
10 39 (6.41%) Computer Science
10 39 (6.41%) Software Engineering
11 37 (6.09%) BDD
12 36 (5.92%) Web Development
13 29 (4.77%) Continuous Improvement
13 29 (4.77%) OO
14 27 (4.44%) Front End Development
14 27 (4.44%) Microservices
14 27 (4.44%) Problem-Solving
15 26 (4.28%) SOLID
Programming Languages
1 216 (35.53%) SQL
2 189 (31.09%) JavaScript
3 74 (12.17%) Java
4 58 (9.54%) VB.NET
5 33 (5.43%) Python
6 29 (4.77%) PHP
7 24 (3.95%) T-SQL
7 24 (3.95%) TypeScript
7 24 (3.95%) VB
8 19 (3.13%) C++
9 14 (2.30%) Perl
10 10 (1.64%) PowerShell
11 9 (1.48%) Ruby
11 9 (1.48%) Scala
11 9 (1.48%) VBScript
12 8 (1.32%) R
13 7 (1.15%) VB6
14 6 (0.99%) Shell Script
15 5 (0.82%) C
16 4 (0.66%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 54 (8.88%) Degree
2 13 (2.14%) Computer Science Degree
3 10 (1.64%) Security Cleared
4 9 (1.48%) Microsoft Certification
5 6 (0.99%) SC Cleared
6 4 (0.66%) Postgraduate
7 3 (0.49%) BPSS Clearance
8 2 (0.33%) DBS Check
8 2 (0.33%) ISEB
9 1 (0.16%) HNC
9 1 (0.16%) HND
9 1 (0.16%) ISTQB
9 1 (0.16%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.16%) MCSA
9 1 (0.16%) MCSE
9 1 (0.16%) MCTS
9 1 (0.16%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (6.58%) QA
2 8 (1.32%) WAI
3 7 (1.15%) SLA
4 2 (0.33%) GDPR
5 1 (0.16%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.16%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 19 (3.13%) Docker
2 8 (1.32%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (1.15%) Microsoft App-V
3 7 (1.15%) Virtual Desktop
3 7 (1.15%) XenApp
4 4 (0.66%) Active Directory
5 1 (0.16%) Firmware
5 1 (0.16%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 9 (1.48%) Opscode Chef
2 7 (1.15%) Kubernetes
2 7 (1.15%) SCCM
3 4 (0.66%) NetBackup
3 4 (0.66%) Puppet
3 4 (0.66%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 1 (0.16%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 173 (28.45%) Microsoft
2 31 (5.10%) Oracle
3 11 (1.81%) Dell
4 8 (1.32%) VMware
5 7 (1.15%) Citrix
5 7 (1.15%) Informatica
5 7 (1.15%) Ivanti
5 7 (1.15%) MuleSoft
5 7 (1.15%) Red Hat
5 7 (1.15%) Xerox
6 5 (0.82%) Google
6 5 (0.82%) Xamarin
7 4 (0.66%) Apple
7 4 (0.66%) ESRI
7 4 (0.66%) Isilon
7 4 (0.66%) Mapbox
7 4 (0.66%) NetApp
7 4 (0.66%) SAP
7 4 (0.66%) Sitecore
7 4 (0.66%) Telerik