Period
to 22 June 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 22 June 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
22 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 13 21 30
Rank change year-on-year +8 +9 +7
Contract jobs citing C# 531 385 411
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 9.04% 7.01% 5.35%
As % of the Programming Languages category 21.39% 18.37% 14.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 406 284 288
North West median daily rate £375 £350 £328
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% +6.87% -
10th Percentile £263 £263 £263
90th Percentile £463 £450 £438
England median daily rate £445 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +4.71% +6.25% +0.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 21 28
North West median hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.29% -6.67% +8.70%
10th Percentile £36.25 £30.00 £21.31
90th Percentile £43.00 £57.50 £44.58
England median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £38.88
% change year-on-year - +9.32% -0.32%

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 2,482 2,096 2,758
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 42.25% 38.16% 35.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,689 1,405 1,785
North West median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - +7.14%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £261
90th Percentile £538 £513 £513
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 106 85
North West median hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.00% +14.29% +4.48%
10th Percentile £12.75 £13.63 £14.48
90th Percentile £51.25 £49.38 £47.33
England median hourly rate £41.50 £41.50 £38.50
% change year-on-year - +7.79% +10.00%

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 22 June 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 22 June 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 22 June 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 +3 356 £375 +7.14% 227
Cheshire +11 123 £363 +0.35% 86
Merseyside -5 25 £345 +6.15% 48
Lancashire -13 17 £344 +7.84% 35
Cumbria -3 2 - - 2
C#
England

For the 6 months to 22 June 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#.

1 434 (81.73%) .NET
2 236 (44.44%) SQL
3 224 (42.18%) SQL Server
4 221 (41.62%) Agile Software Development
5 207 (38.98%) MVC
6 183 (34.46%) ASP.NET
7 171 (32.20%) JavaScript
8 138 (25.99%) HTML
9 126 (23.73%) CSS
10 117 (22.03%) Microsoft
11 110 (20.72%) AngularJS
12 105 (19.77%) Web Services
13 100 (18.83%) TDD
14 98 (18.46%) .NET Framework
15 82 (15.44%) ASP.NET Web API
16 79 (14.88%) Visual Studio
17 76 (14.31%) Microsoft Azure
18 72 (13.56%) Entity Framework
19 64 (12.05%) ASP.NET MVC
19 64 (12.05%) jQuery
20 59 (11.11%) WPF
21 56 (10.55%) WCF
22 55 (10.36%) .NET Core
23 54 (10.17%) JIRA
23 54 (10.17%) HTML5
23 54 (10.17%) E-Commerce
24 52 (9.79%) Test Automation
25 51 (9.60%) Continuous Integration
26 50 (9.42%) Git (software)
27 49 (9.23%) Scrum

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 30 (5.65%) CMS
2 16 (3.01%) SharePoint
3 14 (2.64%) Confluence
4 12 (2.26%) Elasticsearch
5 10 (1.88%) Orchard CMS
6 8 (1.51%) OpenEdge
7 7 (1.32%) NServiceBus
8 6 (1.13%) Umbraco
9 5 (0.94%) IIS
10 4 (0.75%) SharePoint 2013
11 3 (0.56%) EPiServer
12 2 (0.38%) IBM Notes
12 2 (0.38%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 2 (0.38%) WebSphere
13 1 (0.19%) ArcGIS
13 1 (0.19%) Cloud Foundry
13 1 (0.19%) PegaRULES
13 1 (0.19%) SAS
13 1 (0.19%) Tomcat
13 1 (0.19%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 4 (0.75%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (0.56%) Photoshop
3 2 (0.38%) HipChat
3 2 (0.38%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.19%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (0.19%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 19 (3.58%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (1.32%) Visualfiles
3 6 (1.13%) Elite 3E
4 5 (0.94%) Dynamics NAV
5 4 (0.75%) DELMIA
6 2 (0.38%) Magento
7 1 (0.19%) Adobe Campaign
7 1 (0.19%) Payment Gateway
7 1 (0.19%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 76 (14.31%) Microsoft Azure
2 29 (5.46%) Amazon AWS
3 16 (3.01%) GitHub
4 8 (1.51%) PaaS
5 7 (1.32%) Dynamics 365
5 7 (1.32%) SaaS
5 7 (1.32%) Serverless
6 6 (1.13%) AWS Lambda
7 4 (0.75%) Boomi
7 4 (0.75%) iPaaS
8 3 (0.56%) npm
8 3 (0.56%) Office 365
9 2 (0.38%) Amazon EC2
9 2 (0.38%) Amazon S3
9 2 (0.38%) AtomSphere
9 2 (0.38%) Azure Active Directory
9 2 (0.38%) BrowserStack
9 2 (0.38%) IaaS
9 2 (0.38%) Trello
9 2 (0.38%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 10 (1.88%) Internet
2 3 (0.56%) SMS
3 2 (0.38%) Firewall
3 2 (0.38%) HTTP
3 2 (0.38%) Network Security
3 2 (0.38%) SSL
3 2 (0.38%) VLAN
3 2 (0.38%) VPN
4 1 (0.19%) Intranet
4 1 (0.19%) RS-422
Database & Business Intelligence
1 224 (42.18%) SQL Server
2 42 (7.91%) NoSQL
3 35 (6.59%) Relational Database
4 34 (6.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 19 (3.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 17 (3.20%) SQL Server 2000
7 16 (3.01%) RavenDB
8 15 (2.82%) DB2
9 14 (2.64%) MySQL
9 14 (2.64%) RDBMS
9 14 (2.64%) Redis
10 13 (2.45%) SQL Server 2014
11 10 (1.88%) SQL Server 2012
12 8 (1.51%) Azure SQL Database
13 7 (1.32%) MongoDB
14 5 (0.94%) Big Data
14 5 (0.94%) SQL Server 2008
14 5 (0.94%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 4 (0.75%) SQL Server 2016
16 3 (0.56%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 79 (14.88%) Visual Studio
2 54 (10.17%) JIRA
3 50 (9.42%) Git (software)
4 30 (5.65%) Team Foundation Server
5 20 (3.77%) AccuRev
6 16 (3.01%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 16 (3.01%) Bitbucket
7 15 (2.82%) Jenkins
7 15 (2.82%) Selenium
8 14 (2.64%) NUnit
8 14 (2.64%) Subversion
9 12 (2.26%) Octopus Deploy
10 11 (2.07%) TeamCity
11 10 (1.88%) Cucumber
11 10 (1.88%) SonarQube
11 10 (1.88%) SpecFlow
12 9 (1.69%) eggPlant
13 7 (1.32%) JMeter
13 7 (1.32%) Protractor
14 5 (0.94%) Jasmine
General
1 38 (7.16%) Finance
2 33 (6.21%) Games
3 21 (3.95%) Law
4 19 (3.58%) Legal
5 16 (3.01%) Back Office
6 11 (2.07%) Marketing
7 8 (1.51%) Manufacturing
8 7 (1.32%) Banking
9 6 (1.13%) Publishing
9 6 (1.13%) Retail
10 5 (0.94%) Advertising
11 3 (0.56%) Telecoms
12 2 (0.38%) Investment Banking
13 1 (0.19%) Aerospace
13 1 (0.19%) Automotive
13 1 (0.19%) Electronics
13 1 (0.19%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 388 (73.07%) Developer
2 202 (38.04%) .NET Developer
3 144 (27.12%) C# Developer
4 97 (18.27%) C# .NET Developer
5 47 (8.85%) Full Stack Developer
6 42 (7.91%) SQL Developer
7 41 (7.72%) Software Developer
8 38 (7.16%) ASP.NET Developer
9 29 (5.46%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
10 27 (5.08%) C# ASP.NET Developer
11 20 (3.77%) C# Software Developer
12 19 (3.58%) Lead Developer
13 18 (3.39%) Angular Developer
13 18 (3.39%) Consultant
13 18 (3.39%) DevOps Engineer
13 18 (3.39%) Web Developer
14 17 (3.20%) .NET Software Developer
14 17 (3.20%) Backend Developer
14 17 (3.20%) Senior Developer
15 14 (2.64%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 434 (81.73%) .NET
2 183 (34.46%) ASP.NET
3 138 (25.99%) HTML
4 126 (23.73%) CSS
5 110 (20.72%) AngularJS
6 105 (19.77%) Web Services
7 98 (18.46%) .NET Framework
8 82 (15.44%) ASP.NET Web API
9 72 (13.56%) Entity Framework
10 64 (12.05%) ASP.NET MVC
10 64 (12.05%) jQuery
11 59 (11.11%) WPF
12 56 (10.55%) WCF
13 55 (10.36%) .NET Core
14 54 (10.17%) HTML5
15 43 (8.10%) XML
16 42 (7.91%) WinForms
17 41 (7.72%) REST
18 36 (6.78%) React
18 36 (6.78%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 28 (5.27%) Greenfield Project
2 16 (3.01%) Mobile App
3 14 (2.64%) Analytical Skills
4 12 (2.26%) User Experience
5 10 (1.88%) Computer Science
6 8 (1.51%) Enterprise Software
6 8 (1.51%) Semantic Web
7 6 (1.13%) Algorithms
7 6 (1.13%) Data Structures
7 6 (1.13%) Fintech
7 6 (1.13%) NHS
8 5 (0.94%) 3D Graphics
8 5 (0.94%) Management Information System
8 5 (0.94%) Self-Motivation
9 2 (0.38%) N-Tier
10 1 (0.19%) DataPower
10 1 (0.19%) Embedded Systems
10 1 (0.19%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 1 (0.19%) iPad
10 1 (0.19%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 25 (4.71%) Windows
2 15 (2.82%) Apple iOS
3 11 (2.07%) Android
4 7 (1.32%) Linux
4 7 (1.32%) Windows Server
5 6 (1.13%) Unix
6 2 (0.38%) CentOS
6 2 (0.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (0.38%) Ubuntu
6 2 (0.38%) Windows 10
6 2 (0.38%) Windows 7
6 2 (0.38%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.19%) OpenVMS
7 1 (0.19%) VME
7 1 (0.19%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 221 (41.62%) Agile Software Development
2 207 (38.98%) MVC
3 100 (18.83%) TDD
4 54 (10.17%) E-Commerce
5 52 (9.79%) Test Automation
6 51 (9.60%) Continuous Integration
7 49 (9.23%) Scrum
8 44 (8.29%) Software Engineering
9 42 (7.91%) BDD
10 41 (7.72%) Problem-Solving
11 38 (7.16%) Web Development
12 37 (6.97%) DevOps
13 27 (5.08%) CRM
14 24 (4.52%) Business Intelligence
14 24 (4.52%) Front End Development
15 22 (4.14%) Microservices
16 21 (3.95%) Waterfall
17 20 (3.77%) Project Management
17 20 (3.77%) Unit Testing
17 20 (3.77%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 236 (44.44%) SQL
2 171 (32.20%) JavaScript
3 44 (8.29%) VB.NET
4 40 (7.53%) Java
5 36 (6.78%) VB
6 35 (6.59%) T-SQL
7 32 (6.03%) C++
8 16 (3.01%) TypeScript
9 14 (2.64%) PowerShell
9 14 (2.64%) Python
10 12 (2.26%) PHP
10 12 (2.26%) VBScript
11 9 (1.69%) C
11 9 (1.69%) Ruby
12 8 (1.51%) Go
13 7 (1.32%) VBA
14 6 (1.13%) Objective-C
14 6 (1.13%) XPath
15 5 (0.94%) Apple Swift
16 4 (0.75%) ES6
Qualifications
1 13 (2.45%) Degree
2 9 (1.69%) Security Cleared
3 5 (0.94%) SC Cleared
4 4 (0.75%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (0.56%) MCTS
6 1 (0.19%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.19%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (0.19%) MCSA
6 1 (0.19%) MCSE
6 1 (0.19%) Numerate Degree
6 1 (0.19%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (2.64%) QA
2 6 (1.13%) WAI
3 4 (0.75%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.19%) GDPR
4 1 (0.19%) PMO
System Software
1 22 (4.14%) Docker
2 8 (1.51%) Varnish
3 7 (1.32%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.19%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 14 (2.64%) Puppet
2 13 (2.45%) Opscode Chef
3 11 (2.07%) Kibana
4 3 (0.56%) Ansible
5 2 (0.38%) McAfee ePO
5 2 (0.38%) Packer
5 2 (0.38%) Rancher
5 2 (0.38%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 2 (0.38%) Terraform
6 1 (0.19%) CA Service Virtualization
6 1 (0.19%) Kubernetes
6 1 (0.19%) WMI
Vendors
1 117 (22.03%) Microsoft
2 14 (2.64%) Atlassian
2 14 (2.64%) Teradata
3 12 (2.26%) Capita
3 12 (2.26%) Xamarin
4 9 (1.69%) Oracle
5 6 (1.13%) Aderant
6 4 (0.75%) Adobe
6 4 (0.75%) Splunk
7 3 (0.56%) BT
7 3 (0.56%) Salesforce.com
7 3 (0.56%) SAP
7 3 (0.56%) Sitecore
7 3 (0.56%) Symantec
7 3 (0.56%) Zend
8 2 (0.38%) Blue Coat
8 2 (0.38%) IBM
8 2 (0.38%) Lotus
8 2 (0.38%) McAfee
8 2 (0.38%) Red Hat