Period
to 19 April 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 19 April 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
19 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 10 13 17
Rank change year-on-year +3 +4 +8
Contract jobs citing C# 634 525 423
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 11.40% 9.08% 7.72%
As % of the Programming Languages category 27.32% 21.45% 19.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 496 410 327
North West median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% +7.69%
10th Percentile £313 £275 £263
90th Percentile £525 £475 £465
England median daily rate £454 £450 £413
% change year-on-year +0.89% +9.09% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 10 8
North West median hourly rate £41.50 £41.00 £47.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.22% -13.68% +26.67%
10th Percentile £33.84 £36.25 £10.40
90th Percentile £44.00 £44.20 £57.50
England median hourly rate £44.00 £43.00 £41.50
% change year-on-year +2.33% +3.61% +3.75%

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 2,321 2,448 2,140
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 41.75% 42.36% 39.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,598 1,691 1,471
North West median daily rate £420 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £305 £275 £255
90th Percentile £575 £550 £500
England median daily rate £480 £475 £438
% change year-on-year +1.05% +8.57% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 59 87
North West median hourly rate £38.00 £35.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.57% -12.50% +8.11%
10th Percentile £12.87 £12.67 £14.75
90th Percentile £51.95 £51.45 £49.15
England median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £41.00
% change year-on-year +6.25% -2.44% +5.81%

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 19 April 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 19 April 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 19 April 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 +4 379 £385 +2.67% 202
Lancashire +32 96 £400 +6.67% 37
Cheshire -3 82 £425 +21.43% 119
Merseyside +21 68 £430 +17.64% 35
Cumbria +7 1 £325 -
C#
England

For the 6 months to 19 April 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#.

1 554 (87.38%) .NET
2 248 (39.12%) SQL
3 235 (37.07%) Agile Software Development
4 222 (35.02%) Microsoft
5 205 (32.33%) SQL Server
6 202 (31.86%) MVC
7 181 (28.55%) JavaScript
8 177 (27.92%) ASP.NET
9 160 (25.24%) HTML
10 155 (24.45%) CRM
11 147 (23.19%) Microsoft Azure
12 144 (22.71%) Dynamics CRM
13 142 (22.40%) CSS
14 125 (19.72%) Web Services
15 109 (17.19%) AngularJS
16 106 (16.72%) .NET Framework
17 95 (14.98%) Visual Studio
18 87 (13.72%) TDD
18 87 (13.72%) Continuous Integration
19 86 (13.56%) ASP.NET Web API
20 85 (13.41%) Test Automation
21 75 (11.83%) Workflow
21 75 (11.83%) Dynamics 365
22 72 (11.36%) jQuery
23 70 (11.04%) SOAP
24 69 (10.88%) VB.NET
25 61 (9.62%) Twitter Bootstrap
26 59 (9.31%) XML
27 58 (9.15%) Finance
27 58 (9.15%) WCF

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 48 (7.57%) SharePoint
2 20 (3.15%) Umbraco
3 16 (2.52%) BizTalk Server
3 16 (2.52%) CMS
4 11 (1.74%) SharePoint 2010
5 7 (1.10%) Confluence
6 5 (0.79%) Sitecore CMS
7 3 (0.47%) IIS
7 3 (0.47%) NServiceBus
8 2 (0.32%) Apache
8 2 (0.32%) ColdFusion
8 2 (0.32%) Drupal
8 2 (0.32%) Kentico
8 2 (0.32%) MS Exchange
8 2 (0.32%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 1 (0.16%) FormScape
9 1 (0.16%) K2 blackpearl
9 1 (0.16%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (0.16%) SharePoint Server
9 1 (0.16%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 11 (1.74%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (0.47%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (0.32%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.16%) CATIA
Business Applications
1 144 (22.71%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.32%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.16%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 1 (0.16%) SAP MII
3 1 (0.16%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 147 (23.19%) Microsoft Azure
2 75 (11.83%) Dynamics 365
3 54 (8.52%) Amazon AWS
4 22 (3.47%) Office 365
5 19 (3.00%) Serverless
6 18 (2.84%) Azure Active Directory
7 17 (2.68%) Azure Functions
7 17 (2.68%) GitHub
8 8 (1.26%) PaaS
9 6 (0.95%) SaaS
10 5 (0.79%) Boomi
11 3 (0.47%) IaaS
12 2 (0.32%) Google Analytics
12 2 (0.32%) Google Cloud Platform
12 2 (0.32%) npm
13 1 (0.16%) Azure Data Factory
13 1 (0.16%) iPaaS
13 1 (0.16%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 4 (0.63%) SMS
2 3 (0.47%) HTTP
2 3 (0.47%) Intranet
3 1 (0.16%) Internet
3 1 (0.16%) Skype
3 1 (0.16%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 205 (32.33%) SQL Server
2 40 (6.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 31 (4.89%) NoSQL
4 28 (4.42%) Power BI
5 27 (4.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 22 (3.47%) MySQL
7 18 (2.84%) RavenDB
7 18 (2.84%) Relational Database
8 16 (2.52%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 11 (1.74%) SQL Server 2000
10 10 (1.58%) RDBMS
10 10 (1.58%) SQL Server 2012
11 9 (1.42%) PerformancePoint
11 9 (1.42%) Star Schema
12 7 (1.10%) Azure SQL Database
13 6 (0.95%) Oracle Database
14 3 (0.47%) MariaDB
14 3 (0.47%) SQL Server 2008
14 3 (0.47%) SQLite
15 2 (0.32%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 95 (14.98%) Visual Studio
2 47 (7.41%) Git (software)
3 42 (6.62%) Selenium
4 37 (5.84%) JIRA
5 31 (4.89%) Visual Studio Team System
6 28 (4.42%) Jenkins
7 25 (3.94%) Team Foundation Server
8 18 (2.84%) JMeter
9 16 (2.52%) TeamCity
10 15 (2.37%) Bitbucket
11 14 (2.21%) WebDriver
12 13 (2.05%) AccuRev
13 12 (1.89%) Jasmine
13 12 (1.89%) Octopus Deploy
14 11 (1.74%) AdminStudio
14 11 (1.74%) MSI
14 11 (1.74%) SoapUI
14 11 (1.74%) Wise Package Studio
15 10 (1.58%) gulp
15 10 (1.58%) NUnit
General
1 58 (9.15%) Finance
2 26 (4.10%) Law
3 24 (3.79%) Back Office
4 23 (3.63%) Billing
5 11 (1.74%) Banking
6 10 (1.58%) Games
6 10 (1.58%) Legal
6 10 (1.58%) Manufacturing
7 6 (0.95%) Marketing
7 6 (0.95%) Retail
8 5 (0.79%) Automotive
9 4 (0.63%) Telecoms
10 3 (0.47%) Electronics
11 2 (0.32%) Advertising
11 2 (0.32%) Local Government
12 1 (0.16%) Avionics
12 1 (0.16%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 463 (73.03%) Developer
2 236 (37.22%) .NET Developer
3 172 (27.13%) C# Developer
4 116 (18.30%) C# .NET Developer
5 53 (8.36%) Microsoft Developer
6 50 (7.89%) CRM Developer
7 46 (7.26%) Full Stack Developer
8 43 (6.78%) Dynamics CRM Developer
9 37 (5.84%) SQL Developer
10 36 (5.68%) Software Developer
11 28 (4.42%) C# VB.NET Developer
11 28 (4.42%) VB.NET Developer
12 27 (4.26%) ASP.NET Developer
13 26 (4.10%) Senior Developer
14 25 (3.94%) Tester
15 24 (3.79%) C# Software Developer
16 21 (3.31%) C# ASP.NET Developer
16 21 (3.31%) Consultant
17 20 (3.15%) Azure Developer
18 19 (3.00%) .NET Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 554 (87.38%) .NET
2 177 (27.92%) ASP.NET
3 160 (25.24%) HTML
4 142 (22.40%) CSS
5 125 (19.72%) Web Services
6 109 (17.19%) AngularJS
7 106 (16.72%) .NET Framework
8 86 (13.56%) ASP.NET Web API
9 72 (11.36%) jQuery
10 70 (11.04%) SOAP
11 61 (9.62%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 59 (9.31%) XML
13 58 (9.15%) WCF
14 53 (8.36%) RESTful
15 52 (8.20%) ASP.NET MVC
16 51 (8.04%) HTML5
17 50 (7.89%) .NET Core
18 46 (7.26%) REST
19 42 (6.62%) Node.js
20 39 (6.15%) React
Miscellaneous
1 33 (5.21%) Greenfield Project
2 31 (4.89%) User Experience
3 23 (3.63%) NHS
4 22 (3.47%) Self-Motivation
5 15 (2.37%) Analytical Skills
6 13 (2.05%) Semantic Web
7 8 (1.26%) Enterprise Software
8 7 (1.10%) Mobile App
9 4 (0.63%) Fintech
10 3 (0.47%) Augmented Reality
10 3 (0.47%) Data Centre
10 3 (0.47%) N-Tier
11 2 (0.32%) Data Structures
11 2 (0.32%) Management Information System
11 2 (0.32%) Online Games
11 2 (0.32%) Replication
11 2 (0.32%) Tandem
12 1 (0.16%) e-Learning
12 1 (0.16%) Online Gambling
12 1 (0.16%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 53 (8.36%) Windows
2 11 (1.74%) Windows 10
2 11 (1.74%) Windows 7
2 11 (1.74%) Windows 8
2 11 (1.74%) Windows XP
3 9 (1.42%) Linux
4 8 (1.26%) Android
5 7 (1.10%) Apple iOS
6 5 (0.79%) Windows Server
7 4 (0.63%) Unix
8 3 (0.47%) CentOS
8 3 (0.47%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 235 (37.07%) Agile Software Development
2 202 (31.86%) MVC
3 155 (24.45%) CRM
4 87 (13.72%) Continuous Integration
4 87 (13.72%) TDD
5 85 (13.41%) Test Automation
6 75 (11.83%) Workflow
7 52 (8.20%) Web Development
8 51 (8.04%) Business Intelligence
9 49 (7.73%) Microservices
10 47 (7.41%) Software Engineering
11 46 (7.26%) Scrum
12 45 (7.10%) DevOps
12 45 (7.10%) E-Commerce
13 44 (6.94%) Case Management
14 41 (6.47%) Service Management
15 40 (6.31%) ITIL
16 39 (6.15%) Continuous Deployment
17 37 (5.84%) Migration
18 34 (5.36%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 248 (39.12%) SQL
2 181 (28.55%) JavaScript
3 69 (10.88%) VB.NET
4 53 (8.36%) Java
5 29 (4.57%) Python
6 25 (3.94%) T-SQL
7 21 (3.31%) VB
8 18 (2.84%) Ruby
9 16 (2.52%) Scala
10 15 (2.37%) VBA
11 13 (2.05%) TypeScript
12 12 (1.89%) VBScript
13 11 (1.74%) PHP
14 9 (1.42%) PL/SQL
15 8 (1.26%) C
15 8 (1.26%) C++
15 8 (1.26%) R
15 8 (1.26%) VB6
16 7 (1.10%) XPath
17 6 (0.95%) Perl
Qualifications
1 20 (3.15%) Degree
2 7 (1.10%) Microsoft Certification
3 6 (0.95%) BPSS Clearance
4 5 (0.79%) Security Cleared
5 3 (0.47%) DBS Check
6 2 (0.32%) HND
6 2 (0.32%) SC Cleared
7 1 (0.16%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (0.16%) HNC
7 1 (0.16%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (5.84%) QA
2 11 (1.74%) SLA
3 8 (1.26%) WAI
4 3 (0.47%) Disclosure Scotland
4 3 (0.47%) IFRS
5 1 (0.16%) HL7
System Software
1 26 (4.10%) Docker
2 16 (2.52%) Active Directory
3 11 (1.74%) Microsoft App-V
3 11 (1.74%) Virtual Desktop
3 11 (1.74%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (1.74%) XenApp
4 4 (0.63%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 16 (2.52%) Kubernetes
2 11 (1.74%) SCCM
3 6 (0.95%) Opscode Chef
4 5 (0.79%) Puppet
Vendors
1 222 (35.02%) Microsoft
2 38 (5.99%) Oracle
3 13 (2.05%) Xamarin
4 12 (1.89%) Sitecore
5 11 (1.74%) Citrix
5 11 (1.74%) Ivanti
5 11 (1.74%) VMware
5 11 (1.74%) Xerox
6 7 (1.10%) Atlassian
7 6 (0.95%) Google
8 5 (0.79%) Dell
8 5 (0.79%) SAP
9 3 (0.47%) Apple
9 3 (0.47%) iManage
9 3 (0.47%) Informatica
9 3 (0.47%) MuleSoft
9 3 (0.47%) Red Hat
9 3 (0.47%) Telerik
9 3 (0.47%) Twitter
10 2 (0.32%) Adobe