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 June 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.

C#
England / West Midlands
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 25 25 14
Rank change year-on-year 0 -11  
Contract jobs citing C# 126 179 190
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 6.28% 6.00% 8.01%
As % of the Programming Languages category 19.50% 18.36% 24.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 88 112 126
Median daily rate £338 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.57% +7.69%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £276 £156
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £405
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £350 £338
% change year-on-year +2.85% +3.70%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 8 6
Median hourly rate £29.25 £23.25 £23.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.80% -2.10%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £21.55 £22.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.25 £28.45 £38.32
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.25 £37.50 £38.25
% change year-on-year +10.00% -1.96%  

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 646 975 766
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 32.19% 32.69% 32.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 406 619 469
Median daily rate £375 £373 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.67% +14.61%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £490 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 21 38
Median hourly rate £38.00 £25.00 £23.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +52.00% +5.26%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £20.50 £16.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £38.40 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year +13.33% +1.35%  

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 June 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 June 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 June 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 -5 32 £388 +10.71% 38
Staffordshire +10 26 £335 +8.06% 21
Coventry -6 18 £351 -12.37% 14
Warwickshire +4 12 £250 -28.57% 25
Shropshire +20 8 £500 +55.64% 3
Herefordshire - 5 £300 - 3
Wolverhampton -8 2 £350 +16.66% 2
Walsall - 1 £275 - 1
Wednesbury - 1 - -
C#
England

For the 6 months to 25 June 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#.

1 198 (72.26%) .NET
2 125 (45.62%) HTML
3 121 (44.16%) CSS
4 117 (42.70%) MVC
5 115 (41.97%) SQL Server
6 113 (41.24%) Agile Software Development
7 109 (39.78%) JavaScript
8 102 (37.23%) ASP.NET
9 87 (31.75%) SQL
10 71 (25.91%) HTML5
11 69 (25.18%) AngularJS
11 69 (25.18%) Microsoft
12 57 (20.80%) TDD
12 57 (20.80%) jQuery
13 41 (14.96%) Java
14 40 (14.60%) Web Services
15 39 (14.23%) ASP.NET MVC
16 35 (12.77%) Microsoft Azure
16 35 (12.77%) Visual Studio
17 34 (12.41%) ASP.NET Web API
18 33 (12.04%) CSS3
18 33 (12.04%) T-SQL
19 31 (11.31%) MySQL
19 31 (11.31%) .NET Framework
19 31 (11.31%) Test Automation
19 31 (11.31%) BDD
19 31 (11.31%) Continuous Integration
20 29 (10.58%) XML
21 28 (10.22%) Windows
21 28 (10.22%) Python

C#
Co-occurring 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 (6.20%) SharePoint
2 8 (2.92%) Tomcat
3 7 (2.55%) Apache
3 7 (2.55%) JBoss
3 7 (2.55%) WebLogic
4 6 (2.19%) CMS
4 6 (2.19%) nginx
4 6 (2.19%) NServiceBus
5 5 (1.82%) BizTalk Server
6 4 (1.46%) DNN
6 4 (1.46%) Umbraco
7 3 (1.09%) Elasticsearch
7 3 (1.09%) IIS
8 2 (0.73%) Apache Solr
8 2 (0.73%) Confluence
8 2 (0.73%) SharePoint 2010
8 2 (0.73%) ThingWorx
8 2 (0.73%) WordPress
9 1 (0.36%) EPiServer
9 1 (0.36%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 4 (1.46%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.73%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.36%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.36%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.36%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 13 (4.74%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (1.82%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.36%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 35 (12.77%) Microsoft Azure
2 12 (4.38%) Amazon AWS
3 10 (3.65%) Google Cloud Platform
4 6 (2.19%) GitHub
4 6 (2.19%) Google Analytics
5 5 (1.82%) Dynamics 365
6 3 (1.09%) IaaS
6 3 (1.09%) PaaS
6 3 (1.09%) Trello
7 1 (0.36%) Bluemix
7 1 (0.36%) IBM Cloud
7 1 (0.36%) Office 365
7 1 (0.36%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (5.47%) HTTP
2 14 (5.11%) TCP/IP
3 13 (4.74%) SSL
4 7 (2.55%) Internet
5 5 (1.82%) Intranet
6 2 (0.73%) LDAP
6 2 (0.73%) Wi-Fi
6 2 (0.73%) Wireless
7 1 (0.36%) 3G
7 1 (0.36%) Bluetooth
7 1 (0.36%) Ethernet
7 1 (0.36%) Firewall
7 1 (0.36%) ICMP
7 1 (0.36%) Modbus
7 1 (0.36%) OSPF
7 1 (0.36%) Profibus
7 1 (0.36%) RS-232
7 1 (0.36%) SNMP
7 1 (0.36%) VLAN
7 1 (0.36%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 115 (41.97%) SQL Server
2 31 (11.31%) MySQL
3 27 (9.85%) SQL Server 2008
4 26 (9.49%) MongoDB
5 21 (7.66%) SQL Server 2012
6 19 (6.93%) NoSQL
7 11 (4.01%) Relational Database
8 10 (3.65%) PostgreSQL
8 10 (3.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 9 (3.28%) SQL Server 2005
10 7 (2.55%) Apache Cassandra
10 7 (2.55%) RDBMS
10 7 (2.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 5 (1.82%) Power BI
11 5 (1.82%) SQL Server 2000
11 5 (1.82%) SQL Server 2016
12 4 (1.46%) DB2
13 3 (1.09%) Data Warehouse
13 3 (1.09%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 3 (1.09%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 35 (12.77%) Visual Studio
2 24 (8.76%) Git (software)
3 20 (7.30%) Team Foundation Server
4 15 (5.47%) Selenium
5 13 (4.74%) SpecFlow
6 12 (4.38%) IntelliJ
7 11 (4.01%) Jenkins
8 10 (3.65%) JUnit
8 10 (3.65%) NUnit
9 7 (2.55%) Eclipse
9 7 (2.55%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 7 (2.55%) Subversion
10 6 (2.19%) Ant
10 6 (2.19%) Cucumber
10 6 (2.19%) Gatling
10 6 (2.19%) Grunt
10 6 (2.19%) gulp
10 6 (2.19%) Karma Test Runner
10 6 (2.19%) MSTest
10 6 (2.19%) Sublime Text
General
1 19 (6.93%) Finance
2 15 (5.47%) Automotive
3 9 (3.28%) Manufacturing
3 9 (3.28%) Retail
4 7 (2.55%) Advertising
5 5 (1.82%) Back Office
6 3 (1.09%) Banking
7 2 (0.73%) Legal
7 2 (0.73%) Marketing
8 1 (0.36%) Games
8 1 (0.36%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.36%) Local Government
8 1 (0.36%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 227 (82.85%) Developer
2 113 (41.24%) .NET Developer
3 81 (29.56%) C# Developer
4 53 (19.34%) C# .NET Developer
5 35 (12.77%) ASP.NET Developer
6 24 (8.76%) Full Stack Developer
6 24 (8.76%) Senior Developer
7 23 (8.39%) Software Developer
8 22 (8.03%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
8 22 (8.03%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 20 (7.30%) Senior .NET Developer
10 15 (5.47%) Angular Developer
10 15 (5.47%) HTML Developer
10 15 (5.47%) Scala Developer
11 14 (5.11%) SQL Developer
12 13 (4.74%) JavaScript Developer
13 12 (4.38%) C# WPF Developer
13 12 (4.38%) Senior C# .NET Developer
13 12 (4.38%) Senior C# Developer
13 12 (4.38%) WPF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 198 (72.26%) .NET
2 125 (45.62%) HTML
3 121 (44.16%) CSS
4 102 (37.23%) ASP.NET
5 71 (25.91%) HTML5
6 69 (25.18%) AngularJS
7 57 (20.80%) jQuery
8 40 (14.60%) Web Services
9 39 (14.23%) ASP.NET MVC
10 34 (12.41%) ASP.NET Web API
11 33 (12.04%) CSS3
12 31 (11.31%) .NET Framework
13 29 (10.58%) XML
14 28 (10.22%) REST
15 27 (9.85%) Entity Framework
16 25 (9.12%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 25 (9.12%) WPF
17 23 (8.39%) Angular 2
18 22 (8.03%) Ajax
19 21 (7.66%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 13 (4.74%) User Experience
2 11 (4.01%) Greenfield Project
3 7 (2.55%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (1.46%) AS400
4 4 (1.46%) FMCG
4 4 (1.46%) SCADA
5 3 (1.09%) Computer Science
5 3 (1.09%) NHS
6 2 (0.73%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (0.73%) Management Information System
6 2 (0.73%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.36%) Clustering
7 1 (0.36%) Device Driver
7 1 (0.36%) Embedded Systems
7 1 (0.36%) Infotainment
7 1 (0.36%) Mobile Banking
7 1 (0.36%) RIA
7 1 (0.36%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 28 (10.22%) Windows
2 24 (8.76%) Linux
3 10 (3.65%) Unix
4 6 (2.19%) Ubuntu
5 5 (1.82%) Android
5 5 (1.82%) Apple iOS
6 3 (1.09%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (0.73%) VxWorks
7 2 (0.73%) Windows Server
7 2 (0.73%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.36%) Embedded Linux
8 1 (0.36%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 117 (42.70%) MVC
2 113 (41.24%) Agile Software Development
3 57 (20.80%) TDD
4 31 (11.31%) BDD
4 31 (11.31%) Continuous Integration
4 31 (11.31%) Test Automation
5 25 (9.12%) Scrum
6 24 (8.76%) SOLID
7 23 (8.39%) Mentoring
8 19 (6.93%) Microservices
9 18 (6.57%) SDLC
9 18 (6.57%) Web Development
10 17 (6.20%) Unit Testing
11 16 (5.84%) CRM
12 15 (5.47%) Open Source
12 15 (5.47%) Workflow
13 13 (4.74%) Configuration Management
13 13 (4.74%) Migration
13 13 (4.74%) Responsive Web Design
14 12 (4.38%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 109 (39.78%) JavaScript
2 87 (31.75%) SQL
3 41 (14.96%) Java
4 33 (12.04%) T-SQL
5 28 (10.22%) Python
6 27 (9.85%) VB.NET
7 24 (8.76%) Scala
8 18 (6.57%) PowerShell
8 18 (6.57%) Ruby
9 17 (6.20%) TypeScript
10 12 (4.38%) VB
11 10 (3.65%) Perl
12 6 (2.19%) Groovy
12 6 (2.19%) Haskell
13 5 (1.82%) C++
13 5 (1.82%) COBOL
14 4 (1.46%) C
14 4 (1.46%) RPG
14 4 (1.46%) RPG IV
14 4 (1.46%) VBA
Qualifications
1 14 (5.11%) Degree
2 6 (2.19%) Security Cleared
3 5 (1.82%) SC Cleared
4 2 (0.73%) ISEB
4 2 (0.73%) ISTQB
4 2 (0.73%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.36%) CCNA
5 1 (0.36%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (0.36%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (0.36%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (0.36%) Master's Degree
5 1 (0.36%) MCSA
5 1 (0.36%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.36%) QA
System Software
1 20 (7.30%) Docker
2 11 (4.01%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.36%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 10 (3.65%) Puppet
2 6 (2.19%) Grafana
2 6 (2.19%) Kibana
3 1 (0.36%) FTK
3 1 (0.36%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.36%) SCCM
3 1 (0.36%) SCOM
3 1 (0.36%) WSUS
Vendors
1 69 (25.18%) Microsoft
2 22 (8.03%) Google
3 10 (3.65%) Oracle
4 7 (2.55%) Adobe
4 7 (2.55%) webMethods
5 5 (1.82%) IBM
5 5 (1.82%) Micro Focus
5 5 (1.82%) Xamarin
6 4 (1.46%) CA
7 3 (1.09%) Telerik
8 2 (0.73%) Sitecore
9 1 (0.36%) Assembla
9 1 (0.36%) Blue Prism
9 1 (0.36%) Cincom
9 1 (0.36%) Cisco
9 1 (0.36%) Citrix
9 1 (0.36%) JD Edwards
9 1 (0.36%) SaltStack
9 1 (0.36%) SAP
9 1 (0.36%) ServiceNow
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