The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South 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 3 months to 26 March 2017 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
C#
England / South West
Rank 15 23 12
Rank change year-on-year +8 -11  
Contract jobs citing C# 258 193 285
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 10.02% 6.65% 9.16%
As % of the Programming Languages category 25.05% 17.43% 24.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 164 149 200
Median daily rate £365 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.28% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £300 £262
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £450 £426
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 13 15
Median hourly rate £41.50 £42.25 £33.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.77% +25.18%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.50 £36.45 £32.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £43.95 £41.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £38.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year +9.21% +8.57%  

C# is in the programming language skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the South West with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
South West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 1030 1107 1152
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 40.02% 38.16% 37.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 643 654 727
Median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £266 £300 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £478
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +4.00% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 76 113 58
Median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +21.42%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.23 £27.50 £21.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £50.00 £44.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.64 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +4.10% +11.11%  

C#
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South West citing C# as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Programming Languages category.

Job vacancy trend for C# in the South West

C#
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing C# in the South West.

Contractor daily rate trend for C# in the South West

C#
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing C# in the South West over the 3 months to 26 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for C# in the South West

C#
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing C# in the South West.

Contractor hourly rate trend for C# in the South West

C#
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the South West

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing C# in the South West over the 3 months to 26 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for C# in the South West

C#
Contract Job Locations in the South 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 South West region over the 3 months to 26 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bristol +10 73 £375 +7.14% 70
Wiltshire +12 48 £413 +22.22% 18
Somerset +5 45 £313 -7.40% 22
Gloucestershire +19 29 £375 +3.44% 18
Devon +4 26 £275 -38.88% 16
Dorset -3 7 £425 +6.25% 19
Cornwall -4 2 - - 2
C#
England

C#
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 26 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing C# also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South West region with a requirement for C#.

1 387 (70.75%) .NET
2 246 (44.97%) Agile Software Development
3 222 (40.59%) ASP.NET
4 204 (37.29%) JavaScript
5 191 (34.92%) SQL Server
6 188 (34.37%) MVC
7 156 (28.52%) HTML
8 142 (25.96%) CSS
9 139 (25.41%) Scrum
10 135 (24.68%) SQL
11 132 (24.13%) Microsoft
12 112 (20.48%) Team Foundation Server
13 109 (19.93%) ASP.NET MVC
14 98 (17.92%) jQuery
15 97 (17.73%) AngularJS
16 93 (17.00%) Finance
17 91 (16.64%) Security Cleared
18 87 (15.90%) Visual Studio
19 85 (15.54%) Software Engineering
20 77 (14.08%) .NET Framework
20 77 (14.08%) ASP.NET Web API
21 76 (13.89%) TDD
22 71 (12.98%) SC Cleared
23 67 (12.25%) C++
24 66 (12.07%) Windows
24 66 (12.07%) BDD
25 60 (10.97%) SharePoint
26 58 (10.60%) Java
26 58 (10.60%) HTML5
27 55 (10.05%) WCF

C#
Top Related IT Skills in the South 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 60 (10.97%) SharePoint
2 34 (6.22%) IIS
3 33 (6.03%) CMS
4 26 (4.75%) Sitecore CMS
5 21 (3.84%) SharePoint 2013
6 15 (2.74%) BizTalk Server
7 8 (1.46%) NServiceBus
8 7 (1.28%) Umbraco
9 6 (1.10%) SharePoint 2010
10 5 (0.91%) WebSphere
10 5 (0.91%) WebSphere Portal
11 4 (0.73%) Apache
11 4 (0.73%) Elasticsearch
11 4 (0.73%) Exchange Server 2013
12 3 (0.55%) Tomcat
13 2 (0.37%) Apache Pig
13 2 (0.37%) EPiServer
13 2 (0.37%) Kentico
13 2 (0.37%) Sitefinity
13 2 (0.37%) WebLogic
Applications
1 42 (7.68%) MS Excel
2 3 (0.55%) MS Office
3 2 (0.37%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.18%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 33 (6.03%) Dynamics CRM
2 28 (5.12%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 5 (0.91%) Oracle Applications
4 4 (0.73%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.18%) Maximo
5 1 (0.18%) nopCommerce
5 1 (0.18%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 44 (8.04%) Microsoft Azure
2 34 (6.22%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (0.91%) Amazon EC2
3 5 (0.91%) GitHub
4 4 (0.73%) Cloud Computing
4 4 (0.73%) Office 365
5 2 (0.37%) Amazon S3
5 2 (0.37%) SaaS
6 1 (0.18%) Boomi
6 1 (0.18%) Dropbox
6 1 (0.18%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (0.18%) Slack
6 1 (0.18%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 22 (4.02%) Internet
2 8 (1.46%) Bluetooth
3 4 (0.73%) Skype
4 3 (0.55%) Intranet
4 3 (0.55%) Modbus
5 2 (0.37%) Ethernet
5 2 (0.37%) HTTP
5 2 (0.37%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.18%) Firewall
6 1 (0.18%) LAN
6 1 (0.18%) RS-232
6 1 (0.18%) RS-485
6 1 (0.18%) WAN
6 1 (0.18%) WebEx
6 1 (0.18%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 191 (34.92%) SQL Server
2 43 (7.86%) SQL Server 2012
3 38 (6.95%) SQL Server 2008
4 28 (5.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 27 (4.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 21 (3.84%) MySQL
7 19 (3.47%) Oracle Database
8 18 (3.29%) Big Data
9 12 (2.19%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 12 (2.19%) PostgreSQL
10 11 (2.01%) Hadoop
11 10 (1.83%) Data Warehouse
11 10 (1.83%) NoSQL
11 10 (1.83%) SQL Server 2005
11 10 (1.83%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 9 (1.65%) MongoDB
12 9 (1.65%) Relational Database
12 9 (1.65%) SQL Server 2014
13 8 (1.46%) MS Access
14 7 (1.28%) DTS
Development Applications
1 112 (20.48%) Team Foundation Server
2 87 (15.90%) Visual Studio
3 46 (8.41%) Selenium
4 43 (7.86%) SpecFlow
5 41 (7.50%) Git (software)
6 31 (5.67%) Cucumber
7 15 (2.74%) WebDriver
8 11 (2.01%) Eclipse
8 11 (2.01%) HP UFT
8 11 (2.01%) Jenkins
9 10 (1.83%) JIRA
9 10 (1.83%) Rational DOORS
10 9 (1.65%) Jasmine
10 9 (1.65%) SoapUI
11 8 (1.46%) Subversion
12 6 (1.10%) NUnit
13 5 (0.91%) ReSharper
13 5 (0.91%) Sahi
13 5 (0.91%) WATIR
14 4 (0.73%) TeamCity
General
1 93 (17.00%) Finance
2 36 (6.58%) Telecoms
3 35 (6.40%) Manufacturing
4 31 (5.67%) Electronics
5 29 (5.30%) Marketing
6 21 (3.84%) Advertising
7 14 (2.56%) Banking
8 7 (1.28%) Aerospace
9 5 (0.91%) Games
10 3 (0.55%) Military
11 2 (0.37%) Billing
11 2 (0.37%) Retail
12 1 (0.18%) Back Office
12 1 (0.18%) Legal
12 1 (0.18%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 394 (72.03%) Developer
2 194 (35.47%) .NET Developer
3 157 (28.70%) C# Developer
4 88 (16.09%) C# .NET Developer
5 55 (10.05%) ASP.NET Developer
6 51 (9.32%) Software Engineer
7 47 (8.59%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 39 (7.13%) Software Developer
9 36 (6.58%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
9 36 (6.58%) Senior Developer
10 33 (6.03%) Sitecore Developer
11 31 (5.67%) C# Software Developer
12 26 (4.75%) JavaScript Developer
12 26 (4.75%) SharePoint Developer
12 26 (4.75%) SQL Developer
13 25 (4.57%) Tester
14 24 (4.39%) .NET Software Developer
15 21 (3.84%) Analyst
15 21 (3.84%) Senior .NET Developer
15 21 (3.84%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 387 (70.75%) .NET
2 222 (40.59%) ASP.NET
3 156 (28.52%) HTML
4 142 (25.96%) CSS
5 109 (19.93%) ASP.NET MVC
6 98 (17.92%) jQuery
7 97 (17.73%) AngularJS
8 77 (14.08%) .NET Framework
8 77 (14.08%) ASP.NET Web API
9 58 (10.60%) HTML5
10 55 (10.05%) WCF
11 46 (8.41%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 43 (7.86%) Web Services
13 41 (7.50%) XML
14 40 (7.31%) SOAP
14 40 (7.31%) WPF
15 39 (7.13%) Ajax
16 38 (6.95%) REST
17 35 (6.40%) Entity Framework
17 35 (6.40%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 46 (8.41%) User Experience
2 19 (3.47%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (3.47%) W3C
3 12 (2.19%) Mobile App
4 9 (1.65%) Algorithms
5 8 (1.46%) Client/Server
5 8 (1.46%) RIA
6 7 (1.28%) Digital Media
7 6 (1.10%) iPad
7 6 (1.10%) N-Tier
8 5 (0.91%) Internet of Things
9 3 (0.55%) Blog
9 3 (0.55%) Computer Science
9 3 (0.55%) Management Information System
9 3 (0.55%) Public Cloud
10 2 (0.37%) Animation
10 2 (0.37%) CCTV
10 2 (0.37%) Data Structures
10 2 (0.37%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
10 2 (0.37%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 66 (12.07%) Windows
2 21 (3.84%) Windows Server
3 9 (1.65%) Linux
4 8 (1.46%) Android
4 8 (1.46%) Unix
5 7 (1.28%) Apple iOS
6 2 (0.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (0.37%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.18%) Windows 8
7 1 (0.18%) Windows Mobile
7 1 (0.18%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 246 (44.97%) Agile Software Development
2 188 (34.37%) MVC
3 139 (25.41%) Scrum
4 85 (15.54%) Software Engineering
5 76 (13.89%) TDD
6 66 (12.07%) BDD
7 50 (9.14%) Web Development
8 46 (8.41%) OO
9 45 (8.23%) Business Intelligence
9 45 (8.23%) Continuous Integration
10 39 (7.13%) CRM
10 39 (7.13%) Test Automation
10 39 (7.13%) Unit Testing
11 34 (6.22%) Content Management
12 33 (6.03%) Programme Management
13 29 (5.30%) SDLC
14 28 (5.12%) Digital Marketing
14 28 (5.12%) UML
15 27 (4.94%) Automated Testing
16 26 (4.75%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 204 (37.29%) JavaScript
2 135 (24.68%) SQL
3 67 (12.25%) C++
4 58 (10.60%) Java
5 44 (8.04%) T-SQL
6 38 (6.95%) VB.NET
7 21 (3.84%) Python
8 19 (3.47%) C
9 15 (2.74%) ActionScript
10 13 (2.38%) PowerShell
11 12 (2.19%) VB
12 11 (2.01%) PHP
13 10 (1.83%) Embedded C
13 10 (1.83%) Ruby
13 10 (1.83%) VBScript
14 9 (1.65%) Apex Code
14 9 (1.65%) Scala
15 8 (1.46%) TypeScript
16 6 (1.10%) Ada
16 6 (1.10%) VB6
Qualifications
1 91 (16.64%) Security Cleared
2 71 (12.98%) SC Cleared
3 18 (3.29%) DV Cleared
4 5 (0.91%) Degree
5 4 (0.73%) ISEB
5 4 (0.73%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (0.37%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.18%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 44 (8.04%) QA
2 5 (0.91%) ISO 14001
2 5 (0.91%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.18%) MISRA
3 1 (0.18%) MISRA C
3 1 (0.18%) SDET
System Software
1 6 (1.10%) Active Directory
2 4 (0.73%) Docker
2 4 (0.73%) LXC
3 3 (0.55%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.37%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 5 (0.91%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (0.55%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (0.37%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 132 (24.13%) Microsoft
2 43 (7.86%) Oracle
3 38 (6.95%) Sitecore
4 28 (5.12%) SAP
5 22 (4.02%) Xamarin
6 17 (3.11%) Apple
7 11 (2.01%) Sencha
8 9 (1.65%) Salesforce.com
9 6 (1.10%) IBM
10 5 (0.91%) HP
11 3 (0.55%) VMware
12 2 (0.37%) Altera
12 2 (0.37%) CA Agile Central
12 2 (0.37%) Capita
12 2 (0.37%) Red Hat
12 2 (0.37%) Telerik
13 1 (0.18%) DevExpress
13 1 (0.18%) Epicor
13 1 (0.18%) RedGate
13 1 (0.18%) Twitter
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