The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 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 25 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
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
C#
England / West Midlands
Rank 20 21 16
Rank change year-on-year +1 -5  
Contract jobs citing C# 148 196 196
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 6.43% 7.27% 7.74%
As % of the Programming Languages category 21.39% 21.30% 25.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 92 142 126
Median daily rate £350 £368 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £300 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £463 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 4 2
Median hourly rate £25.00 £35.00 £44.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -28.57% -21.34%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.00 £19.40 £38.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.40 £42.00 £50.90
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 West Midlands with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
West Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 692 920 783
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 30.05% 34.14% 30.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 459 553 448
Median daily rate £395 £375 £335
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.33% +11.94%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £251
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +4.00% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 11 44
Median hourly rate £25.00 £35.00 £28.69
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -28.57% +21.99%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.00 £9.00 £18.96
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.75 £38.00 £37.20
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 West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands 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 West Midlands

C#
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for C# in the West Midlands

C#
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing C# in the West Midlands over the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for C# in the West Midlands

C#
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for C# in the West Midlands

C#
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing C# in the West Midlands over the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for C# in the West Midlands

C#
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing C# within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 25 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
Birmingham -10 32 £354 +4.04% 45
Staffordshire -3 23 £331 -5.35% 21
Coventry -16 21 £464 +9.11% 20
Shropshire +39 15 £440 +35.38% 6
Herefordshire -1 15 £293 -31.17% 2
Warwickshire -7 13 £350 +7.69% 16
Wolverhampton +6 4 £250 - 1
Worcestershire 0 3 £300 -7.69% 19
Walsall 0 2 £338 -
Solihull +2 1 £325 +1.56% 9
Smethwick - 1 - -
C#
England

C#
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 25 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for C#.

1 264 (76.30%) .NET
2 181 (52.31%) Agile Software Development
3 169 (48.84%) MVC
4 145 (41.91%) HTML
5 143 (41.33%) ASP.NET
6 138 (39.88%) JavaScript
7 130 (37.57%) CSS
8 128 (36.99%) SQL Server
9 118 (34.10%) Microsoft
10 106 (30.64%) SQL
11 88 (25.43%) jQuery
12 81 (23.41%) AngularJS
13 76 (21.97%) ASP.NET MVC
14 74 (21.39%) Visual Studio
15 73 (21.10%) .NET Framework
16 71 (20.52%) Scrum
17 69 (19.94%) Web Services
18 65 (18.79%) Entity Framework
18 65 (18.79%) HTML5
19 61 (17.63%) Continuous Integration
20 57 (16.47%) WCF
21 52 (15.03%) XML
22 50 (14.45%) Team Foundation Server
23 49 (14.16%) Microsoft Azure
24 48 (13.87%) TDD
25 42 (12.14%) SOLID
26 41 (11.85%) Java
26 41 (11.85%) Twitter Bootstrap
27 36 (10.40%) T-SQL
28 34 (9.83%) CSS3

C#
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 17 (4.91%) SharePoint
2 16 (4.62%) NServiceBus
3 14 (4.05%) CMS
4 8 (2.31%) Sitefinity
4 8 (2.31%) Umbraco
5 6 (1.73%) BizTalk Server
5 6 (1.73%) nginx
5 6 (1.73%) Tomcat
6 3 (0.87%) Apache
6 3 (0.87%) Confluence
6 3 (0.87%) JBoss
6 3 (0.87%) SharePoint 2010
6 3 (0.87%) WebLogic
7 2 (0.58%) SharePoint 2013
7 2 (0.58%) Sitecore CMS
7 2 (0.58%) WordPress
8 1 (0.29%) DNN
8 1 (0.29%) EPiServer
8 1 (0.29%) Kentico
8 1 (0.29%) LiveLink
Applications
1 14 (4.05%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.58%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (0.58%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.29%) CATIA
3 1 (0.29%) MS Office
3 1 (0.29%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 15 (4.34%) Dynamics AX
1 15 (4.34%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.58%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.58%) Teamcenter
3 1 (0.29%) ENOVIA
3 1 (0.29%) OpenText MBPM
3 1 (0.29%) OpenText Process Suite
Cloud Services
1 49 (14.16%) Microsoft Azure
2 12 (3.47%) SaaS
3 9 (2.60%) Amazon AWS
4 8 (2.31%) IaaS
4 8 (2.31%) PaaS
5 6 (1.73%) GitHub
5 6 (1.73%) Google Analytics
5 6 (1.73%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (0.29%) Office 365
6 1 (0.29%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 20 (5.78%) HTTP
2 11 (3.18%) Broadband
2 11 (3.18%) TCP/IP
3 10 (2.89%) SSL
4 4 (1.16%) Internet
5 3 (0.87%) Wi-Fi
6 2 (0.58%) Bluetooth
6 2 (0.58%) Wireless
7 1 (0.29%) 3G
7 1 (0.29%) Ethernet
7 1 (0.29%) ICMP
7 1 (0.29%) Modbus
7 1 (0.29%) OSPF
7 1 (0.29%) Profibus
7 1 (0.29%) RS-232
7 1 (0.29%) RS-485
7 1 (0.29%) Skype
7 1 (0.29%) SNMP
7 1 (0.29%) VLAN
7 1 (0.29%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 128 (36.99%) SQL Server
2 29 (8.38%) MySQL
2 29 (8.38%) SQL Server 2008
3 19 (5.49%) MongoDB
4 18 (5.20%) Relational Database
5 17 (4.91%) NoSQL
6 16 (4.62%) SQL Server 2012
7 13 (3.76%) Power BI
8 9 (2.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 8 (2.31%) PostgreSQL
10 7 (2.02%) Apache Cassandra
11 4 (1.16%) DB2
11 4 (1.16%) SQL Server 2014
11 4 (1.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 3 (0.87%) Oracle Database
12 3 (0.87%) RDBMS
12 3 (0.87%) SQL Server 2005
12 3 (0.87%) SQL Server 2016
12 3 (0.87%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 3 (0.87%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 74 (21.39%) Visual Studio
2 50 (14.45%) Team Foundation Server
3 34 (9.83%) Git (software)
4 29 (8.38%) Subversion
5 28 (8.09%) NUnit
6 20 (5.78%) Moq
7 15 (4.34%) Selenium
8 14 (4.05%) Jenkins
9 11 (3.18%) CruiseControl
9 11 (3.18%) SpecFlow
10 9 (2.60%) IntelliJ
10 9 (2.60%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 8 (2.31%) Grunt
11 8 (2.31%) gulp
11 8 (2.31%) Visual Studio Team System
12 7 (2.02%) Cucumber
13 6 (1.73%) Eclipse
13 6 (1.73%) Gatling
13 6 (1.73%) Karma Test Runner
13 6 (1.73%) Sublime Text
General
1 27 (7.80%) Finance
2 17 (4.91%) Manufacturing
3 15 (4.34%) Advertising
4 13 (3.76%) Telecoms
5 10 (2.89%) Retail
6 8 (2.31%) Automotive
7 5 (1.45%) Back Office
8 2 (0.58%) Banking
8 2 (0.58%) Electronics
8 2 (0.58%) Marketing
9 1 (0.29%) Games
9 1 (0.29%) Legal
9 1 (0.29%) Local Government
9 1 (0.29%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 287 (82.95%) Developer
2 139 (40.17%) .NET Developer
3 94 (27.17%) C# Developer
4 66 (19.08%) C# .NET Developer
5 39 (11.27%) ASP.NET Developer
6 36 (10.40%) Senior Developer
7 30 (8.67%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
7 30 (8.67%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 28 (8.09%) Senior .NET Developer
9 23 (6.65%) Microsoft Developer
10 17 (4.91%) Full Stack Developer
11 16 (4.62%) Senior C# Developer
11 16 (4.62%) Software Developer
11 16 (4.62%) SQL Developer
12 15 (4.34%) Senior C# .NET Developer
12 15 (4.34%) Software Engineer
13 14 (4.05%) JavaScript Developer
14 13 (3.76%) Dynamics AX Developer
15 11 (3.18%) C# Software Engineer
15 11 (3.18%) WPF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 264 (76.30%) .NET
2 145 (41.91%) HTML
3 143 (41.33%) ASP.NET
4 130 (37.57%) CSS
5 88 (25.43%) jQuery
6 81 (23.41%) AngularJS
7 76 (21.97%) ASP.NET MVC
8 73 (21.10%) .NET Framework
9 69 (19.94%) Web Services
10 65 (18.79%) Entity Framework
10 65 (18.79%) HTML5
11 57 (16.47%) WCF
12 52 (15.03%) XML
13 41 (11.85%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 34 (9.83%) CSS3
15 23 (6.65%) KnockoutJS
15 23 (6.65%) WPF
16 22 (6.36%) ASP.NET Web API
17 21 (6.07%) Ajax
18 19 (5.49%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 14 (4.05%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (2.60%) User Experience
3 7 (2.02%) Mobile App
4 6 (1.73%) NHS
5 4 (1.16%) AS400
5 4 (1.16%) N-Tier
6 3 (0.87%) Computer Science
6 3 (0.87%) iPad
6 3 (0.87%) SCADA
7 2 (0.58%) Data Structures
7 2 (0.58%) Embedded Systems
8 1 (0.29%) Device Driver
8 1 (0.29%) Infotainment
8 1 (0.29%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.29%) Public Cloud
8 1 (0.29%) RIA
8 1 (0.29%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 28 (8.09%) Windows
2 26 (7.51%) Linux
3 6 (1.73%) Ubuntu
4 5 (1.45%) Apple iOS
4 5 (1.45%) Windows Server
4 5 (1.45%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (1.16%) Android
6 3 (0.87%) SUSE
6 3 (0.87%) Unix
6 3 (0.87%) Windows Mobile
7 2 (0.58%) VxWorks
8 1 (0.29%) Embedded Linux
8 1 (0.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.29%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 181 (52.31%) Agile Software Development
2 169 (48.84%) MVC
3 71 (20.52%) Scrum
4 61 (17.63%) Continuous Integration
5 48 (13.87%) TDD
6 42 (12.14%) SOLID
7 31 (8.96%) BDD
8 30 (8.67%) Web Development
9 26 (7.51%) OO
10 24 (6.94%) Continuous Delivery
11 22 (6.36%) OOD
12 21 (6.07%) Software Engineering
13 19 (5.49%) CRM
14 18 (5.20%) Business Intelligence
15 17 (4.91%) Continuous Deployment
15 17 (4.91%) Domain-Driven Design
15 17 (4.91%) E-Commerce
16 14 (4.05%) Kanban
17 13 (3.76%) Responsive Web Design
17 13 (3.76%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 138 (39.88%) JavaScript
2 106 (30.64%) SQL
3 41 (11.85%) Java
4 36 (10.40%) T-SQL
5 27 (7.80%) PowerShell
6 25 (7.23%) VB.NET
7 20 (5.78%) Scala
8 18 (5.20%) Ruby
9 17 (4.91%) Python
10 15 (4.34%) TypeScript
11 13 (3.76%) X++
12 9 (2.60%) COBOL
13 8 (2.31%) VB
14 7 (2.02%) Perl
15 6 (1.73%) C
15 6 (1.73%) Groovy
15 6 (1.73%) Haskell
16 5 (1.45%) C++
17 4 (1.16%) RPG
17 4 (1.16%) XAML
Qualifications
1 20 (5.78%) Security Cleared
2 8 (2.31%) Degree
3 6 (1.73%) SC Cleared
4 2 (0.58%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (0.58%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (0.29%) BC Cleared
5 1 (0.29%) CCNA
5 1 (0.29%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (0.29%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (0.58%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (0.29%) QA
2 1 (0.29%) SDET
2 1 (0.29%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (3.76%) Docker
2 5 (1.45%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.58%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 6 (1.73%) Grafana
1 6 (1.73%) Kibana
2 4 (1.16%) WSUS
3 3 (0.87%) Puppet
4 2 (0.58%) Rundeck
Vendors
1 118 (34.10%) Microsoft
2 17 (4.91%) Google
3 13 (3.76%) Oracle
4 8 (2.31%) Micro Focus
5 4 (1.16%) CA
6 3 (0.87%) Adobe
6 3 (0.87%) SAP
6 3 (0.87%) webMethods
6 3 (0.87%) Xamarin
7 2 (0.58%) Sitecore
7 2 (0.58%) Telerik
8 1 (0.29%) Assembla
8 1 (0.29%) Cincom
8 1 (0.29%) Cisco
8 1 (0.29%) JD Edwards
8 1 (0.29%) OpenText
8 1 (0.29%) Pega
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Rate: £275 - £325 per day
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Rate: £250 - £280 per day
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Rate: £350 - £351 per day
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Vivid Resourcing
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
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Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Marine Information Solutions
Rate: £Negotiable DOE
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