Period
to 22 October 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 October 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 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 11 21 21
Rank change year-on-year +10 0 +15
Contract jobs citing C# 570 392 501
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 9.61% 6.99% 6.98%
As % of the Programming Languages category 22.53% 18.47% 19.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 416 289 372
North West median daily rate £375 £363 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.45% +3.57% +7.69%
10th Percentile £276 £281 £263
90th Percentile £488 £450 £475
England median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 25 19
North West median hourly rate £39.00 £40.00 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.50% +23.08% -13.33%
10th Percentile £27.50 £30.00 £23.76
90th Percentile £46.60 £47.50 £43.35
England median hourly rate £42.50 £42.88 £39.10
% change year-on-year -0.87% +9.65% -2.88%

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 2,530 2,122 2,615
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 42.64% 37.82% 36.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,731 1,452 1,788
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% -
10th Percentile £293 £288 £263
90th Percentile £550 £525 £506
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 90 67
North West median hourly rate £35.00 £39.25 £28.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.83% +37.72% -22.97%
10th Percentile £13.25 £11.75 £12.85
90th Percentile £51.25 £50.17 £43.30
England median hourly rate £42.27 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +5.66% +6.67% +2.74%

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 October 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 October 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 October 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 +5 366 £375 - 353
Cheshire +5 108 £375 +10.29% 111
Lancashire +1 45 £388 +17.42% 51
Merseyside +8 35 £344 +5.77% 48
Cumbria -2 5 - - 2
C#
England

For the 6 months to 22 October 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#.

1 456 (80.00%) .NET
2 231 (40.53%) Agile Software Development
3 217 (38.07%) SQL
4 191 (33.51%) SQL Server
5 184 (32.28%) JavaScript
5 184 (32.28%) MVC
6 156 (27.37%) ASP.NET
7 131 (22.98%) Microsoft
8 126 (22.11%) AngularJS
9 116 (20.35%) HTML
10 105 (18.42%) CSS
11 97 (17.02%) .NET Framework
12 84 (14.74%) TDD
13 82 (14.39%) Test Automation
14 77 (13.51%) ASP.NET Web API
15 74 (12.98%) Web Services
16 73 (12.81%) CRM
17 70 (12.28%) Microsoft Azure
18 62 (10.88%) VB.NET
19 61 (10.70%) Java
19 61 (10.70%) Git (software)
20 59 (10.35%) Entity Framework
20 59 (10.35%) WinForms
21 57 (10.00%) Dynamics CRM
22 55 (9.65%) E-Commerce
23 54 (9.47%) Selenium
23 54 (9.47%) Continuous Integration
24 52 (9.12%) JIRA
24 52 (9.12%) Visual Studio
25 51 (8.95%) Degree

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 39 (6.84%) SharePoint
2 24 (4.21%) CMS
3 15 (2.63%) Umbraco
4 14 (2.46%) BizTalk Server
5 6 (1.05%) Drupal
5 6 (1.05%) OpenEdge
6 5 (0.88%) SharePoint 2013
7 4 (0.70%) ArcGIS
8 2 (0.35%) Confluence
8 2 (0.35%) IBM Notes
9 1 (0.18%) Apache
9 1 (0.18%) Elasticsearch
9 1 (0.18%) IIS
9 1 (0.18%) NServiceBus
9 1 (0.18%) OpenStack
9 1 (0.18%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 1 (0.18%) WebSphere
Applications
1 5 (0.88%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.35%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (0.18%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.18%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.18%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 57 (10.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (1.23%) Dynamics NAV
3 5 (0.88%) Visualfiles
4 4 (0.70%) Elite 3E
Cloud Services
1 70 (12.28%) Microsoft Azure
2 26 (4.56%) Dynamics 365
3 11 (1.93%) SaaS
4 10 (1.75%) Amazon AWS
5 9 (1.58%) Boomi
6 6 (1.05%) GitHub
7 4 (0.70%) npm
8 3 (0.53%) AtomSphere
8 3 (0.53%) BrowserStack
8 3 (0.53%) Office 365
8 3 (0.53%) PaaS
8 3 (0.53%) Serverless
9 2 (0.35%) AWS Lambda
9 2 (0.35%) Trello
9 2 (0.35%) Yarn
10 1 (0.18%) Azure Data Factory
10 1 (0.18%) Azure Functions
10 1 (0.18%) Google Analytics
10 1 (0.18%) IaaS
10 1 (0.18%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 8 (1.40%) SMS
2 6 (1.05%) ATM
3 4 (0.70%) Internet
4 1 (0.18%) HTTP
4 1 (0.18%) HTTPS
4 1 (0.18%) Intranet
4 1 (0.18%) RS-422
4 1 (0.18%) SSH
4 1 (0.18%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 191 (33.51%) SQL Server
2 46 (8.07%) NoSQL
3 27 (4.74%) MySQL
3 27 (4.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 25 (4.39%) Relational Database
5 22 (3.86%) SQL Server 2000
6 20 (3.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 13 (2.28%) MongoDB
8 12 (2.11%) RDBMS
9 10 (1.75%) DB2
9 10 (1.75%) Redis
10 6 (1.05%) Crystal Reports
11 5 (0.88%) MariaDB
11 5 (0.88%) SQL Server 2016
11 5 (0.88%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 4 (0.70%) GIS
12 4 (0.70%) Oracle Database
12 4 (0.70%) SQL Server 2012
13 3 (0.53%) Oracle Database 11g
13 3 (0.53%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 61 (10.70%) Git (software)
2 54 (9.47%) Selenium
3 52 (9.12%) JIRA
3 52 (9.12%) Visual Studio
4 26 (4.56%) AccuRev
4 26 (4.56%) Jenkins
4 26 (4.56%) Octopus Deploy
4 26 (4.56%) TeamCity
5 21 (3.68%) SpecFlow
6 17 (2.98%) Visual Studio Team System
6 17 (2.98%) WebDriver
7 15 (2.63%) Bitbucket
7 15 (2.63%) Cucumber
8 14 (2.46%) gulp
9 13 (2.28%) NUnit
10 12 (2.11%) JMeter
11 10 (1.75%) Team Foundation Server
12 9 (1.58%) Jasmine
13 8 (1.40%) Gatling
13 8 (1.40%) The Grinder
General
1 30 (5.26%) Finance
2 21 (3.68%) Games
3 18 (3.16%) Legal
3 18 (3.16%) Retail
4 17 (2.98%) Law
5 16 (2.81%) Banking
6 12 (2.11%) Back Office
7 11 (1.93%) Billing
8 10 (1.75%) Manufacturing
9 7 (1.23%) Marketing
10 6 (1.05%) Automotive
11 3 (0.53%) Investment Banking
11 3 (0.53%) Publishing
12 2 (0.35%) Front Office
12 2 (0.35%) Telecoms
13 1 (0.18%) Aerospace
13 1 (0.18%) Electronics
13 1 (0.18%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 444 (77.89%) Developer
2 245 (42.98%) .NET Developer
3 150 (26.32%) C# Developer
4 108 (18.95%) C# .NET Developer
5 51 (8.95%) Full Stack Developer
6 43 (7.54%) SQL Developer
7 42 (7.37%) Software Developer
8 31 (5.44%) CRM Developer
9 28 (4.91%) Dynamics CRM Developer
10 26 (4.56%) Angular Developer
10 26 (4.56%) ASP.NET Developer
11 24 (4.21%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
12 23 (4.04%) C# Software Developer
13 22 (3.86%) C# ASP.NET Developer
14 21 (3.68%) VB.NET Developer
15 20 (3.51%) Analyst
15 20 (3.51%) Lead Developer
16 17 (2.98%) Microsoft Developer
17 16 (2.81%) .NET Software Developer
17 16 (2.81%) C# VB.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 456 (80.00%) .NET
2 156 (27.37%) ASP.NET
3 126 (22.11%) AngularJS
4 116 (20.35%) HTML
5 105 (18.42%) CSS
6 97 (17.02%) .NET Framework
7 77 (13.51%) ASP.NET Web API
8 74 (12.98%) Web Services
9 59 (10.35%) Entity Framework
9 59 (10.35%) WinForms
10 50 (8.77%) WCF
11 46 (8.07%) ASP.NET MVC
12 45 (7.89%) React
12 45 (7.89%) WPF
13 42 (7.37%) jQuery
14 41 (7.19%) XML
15 36 (6.32%) .NET Core
16 33 (5.79%) HTML5
17 27 (4.74%) REST
18 25 (4.39%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 34 (5.96%) Computer Science
2 25 (4.39%) Greenfield Project
3 15 (2.63%) Mobile App
4 11 (1.93%) User Experience
5 10 (1.75%) Enterprise Software
5 10 (1.75%) Self-Motivation
6 7 (1.23%) Online Gambling
7 6 (1.05%) 3D Graphics
7 6 (1.05%) Analytical Skills
7 6 (1.05%) Hedge funds
7 6 (1.05%) Online Games
8 4 (0.70%) Algorithms
8 4 (0.70%) Data Structures
9 3 (0.53%) Fintech
9 3 (0.53%) Management Information System
9 3 (0.53%) N-Tier
10 2 (0.35%) Digital TV
10 2 (0.35%) Equities
11 1 (0.18%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
11 1 (0.18%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 33 (5.79%) Windows
2 22 (3.86%) Linux
3 11 (1.93%) Unix
3 11 (1.93%) Windows Server
4 8 (1.40%) Apple iOS
5 5 (0.88%) Android
5 5 (0.88%) CentOS
5 5 (0.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (0.35%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.18%) Oracle Linux
7 1 (0.18%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 231 (40.53%) Agile Software Development
2 184 (32.28%) MVC
3 84 (14.74%) TDD
4 82 (14.39%) Test Automation
5 73 (12.81%) CRM
6 55 (9.65%) E-Commerce
7 54 (9.47%) Continuous Integration
8 50 (8.77%) Scrum
9 48 (8.42%) DevOps
10 44 (7.72%) Software Engineering
11 41 (7.19%) Workflow
12 39 (6.84%) BDD
13 36 (6.32%) Web Development
14 29 (5.09%) OO
15 27 (4.74%) SOLID
16 26 (4.56%) Problem-Solving
17 25 (4.39%) Continuous Improvement
17 25 (4.39%) Unit Testing
18 24 (4.21%) Mentoring
18 24 (4.21%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 217 (38.07%) SQL
2 184 (32.28%) JavaScript
3 62 (10.88%) VB.NET
4 61 (10.70%) Java
5 33 (5.79%) T-SQL
6 28 (4.91%) VB
7 27 (4.74%) PHP
8 24 (4.21%) C++
8 24 (4.21%) Python
8 24 (4.21%) TypeScript
9 13 (2.28%) PowerShell
10 12 (2.11%) C
11 10 (1.75%) Perl
12 7 (1.23%) Shell Script
12 7 (1.23%) VB6
12 7 (1.23%) VBScript
13 6 (1.05%) Objective-C
14 5 (0.88%) VBA
15 4 (0.70%) Erlang
15 4 (0.70%) Go
Qualifications
1 51 (8.95%) Degree
2 14 (2.46%) Security Cleared
3 13 (2.28%) Computer Science Degree
4 9 (1.58%) SC Cleared
5 8 (1.40%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (0.70%) Postgraduate
7 2 (0.35%) ISEB
8 1 (0.18%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (0.18%) DBS Check
8 1 (0.18%) HNC
8 1 (0.18%) ISTQB
8 1 (0.18%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.18%) MCSA
8 1 (0.18%) MCSE
8 1 (0.18%) MCTS
8 1 (0.18%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (4.74%) QA
2 2 (0.35%) GDPR
3 1 (0.18%) Data Quality
System Software
1 26 (4.56%) Docker
2 1 (0.18%) Firmware
2 1 (0.18%) Hyper-V
2 1 (0.18%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 10 (1.75%) Opscode Chef
2 5 (0.88%) Puppet
3 4 (0.70%) NetBackup
3 4 (0.70%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 3 (0.53%) Kubernetes
5 1 (0.18%) Ansible
5 1 (0.18%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.18%) Packer
5 1 (0.18%) Rancher
5 1 (0.18%) Terraform
Vendors
1 131 (22.98%) Microsoft
2 22 (3.86%) Oracle
3 9 (1.58%) Dell
3 9 (1.58%) Teradata
4 6 (1.05%) Informatica
4 6 (1.05%) MuleSoft
5 5 (0.88%) Red Hat
5 5 (0.88%) Xamarin
6 4 (0.70%) Aderant
6 4 (0.70%) ESRI
6 4 (0.70%) Google
6 4 (0.70%) Isilon
6 4 (0.70%) Mapbox
6 4 (0.70%) NetApp
6 4 (0.70%) Splunk
7 3 (0.53%) Saba
8 2 (0.35%) Atlassian
8 2 (0.35%) DevExpress
8 2 (0.35%) HP
8 2 (0.35%) SmartCo