Period
to 17 July 2019

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 6 months to 17 July 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 > West Midlands
6 months to
17 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 15 15 21
Rank change year-on-year 0 +6 +6
Contract jobs citing C# 409 442 283
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 8.90% 8.55% 6.45%
As % of the Programming Languages category 24.61% 25.58% 20.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 276 264 197
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +14.29% -
10th Percentile £325 £296 £250
90th Percentile £544 £507 £510
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 5 12
West Midlands median hourly rate £37.50 £47.50 £26.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.05% +80.95% +9.38%
10th Percentile £35.00 £33.45 £22.55
90th Percentile £43.75 £48.75 £40.18
England median hourly rate £44.96 £41.63 £42.50
% change year-on-year +7.99% -2.04% +9.68%

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 West Midlands with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
West Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 1,662 1,728 1,374
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 36.16% 33.41% 31.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,068 1,084 897
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £304 £275 £263
90th Percentile £575 £538 £525
England median daily rate £480 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 30 38
West Midlands median hourly rate £40.00 £29.50 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +35.59% -9.23% +31.31%
10th Percentile £35.00 £15.25 £20.13
90th Percentile £47.50 £48.75 £73.13
England median hourly rate £43.50 £41.50 £41.25
% change year-on-year +4.82% +0.61% +10.00%

C#
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing C# as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

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 6 months to 17 July 2019.

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#
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 6 months to 17 July 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
Coventry +3 162 £450 - 32
Birmingham -1 97 £444 +18.33% 107
Worcestershire -3 30 £388 +3.33% 44
Shropshire +20 22 £438 -15.05% 8
Solihull -1 20 £413 +26.92% 24
Staffordshire -4 20 £375 +15.38% 43
Warwickshire +12 15 £388 +19.23% 28
Herefordshire -1 2 £475 +26.67% 8
Wolverhampton -2 1 £330 -30.53% 5
C#
England

For the 6 months to 17 July 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for C#.

1 284 (69.44%) .NET
2 216 (52.81%) Agile Software Development
3 204 (49.88%) Microsoft Azure
4 176 (43.03%) SQL Server
5 154 (37.65%) JavaScript
6 129 (31.54%) HTML
7 128 (31.30%) SQL
8 116 (28.36%) MVC
9 112 (27.38%) ASP.NET
10 110 (26.89%) CSS
11 107 (26.16%) Scrum
12 90 (22.00%) TDD
13 86 (21.03%) ASP.NET Web API
14 82 (20.05%) .NET Framework
14 82 (20.05%) Web Services
15 81 (19.80%) Microsoft
16 80 (19.56%) Git (software)
17 72 (17.60%) ASP.NET MVC
18 70 (17.11%) Continuous Integration
19 68 (16.63%) BDD
20 59 (14.43%) Kanban
21 57 (13.94%) AngularJS
22 55 (13.45%) DevOps
22 55 (13.45%) SOLID
23 50 (12.22%) REST
24 49 (11.98%) .NET Core
25 48 (11.74%) Test Automation
25 48 (11.74%) Microservices
25 48 (11.74%) Visual Studio
26 47 (11.49%) Enterprise Software

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 16 (3.91%) SharePoint
2 10 (2.44%) SharePoint 2010
2 10 (2.44%) SharePoint 2013
2 10 (2.44%) Umbraco
3 9 (2.20%) Confluence
3 9 (2.20%) NServiceBus
4 7 (1.71%) CMS
5 5 (1.22%) IIS
6 3 (0.73%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.24%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.24%) OpenStack
7 1 (0.24%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 6 (1.47%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.24%) InfoPath
2 1 (0.24%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 29 (7.09%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.49%) Exstream
2 2 (0.49%) SAP MII
Cloud Services
1 204 (49.88%) Microsoft Azure
2 30 (7.33%) GitHub
3 27 (6.60%) PaaS
4 26 (6.36%) Dynamics 365
5 24 (5.87%) Power Platform
6 22 (5.38%) Serverless
7 16 (3.91%) Azure Data Factory
8 15 (3.67%) Azure Functions
9 14 (3.42%) Office 365
10 13 (3.18%) Amazon AWS
11 11 (2.69%) SaaS
12 10 (2.44%) IaaS
13 6 (1.47%) Azure ExpressRoute
14 5 (1.22%) Google Cloud Platform
15 4 (0.98%) PowerApps
16 2 (0.49%) Amazon EMR
16 2 (0.49%) Amazon SQS
16 2 (0.49%) AWS Lambda
16 2 (0.49%) Azure Stack
17 1 (0.24%) ShareGate
Communications & Networking
1 6 (1.47%) Internet
2 4 (0.98%) HTTP
3 1 (0.24%) 802.11
3 1 (0.24%) Intranet
3 1 (0.24%) Network Security
3 1 (0.24%) RS-232
3 1 (0.24%) Skype
3 1 (0.24%) SNMP
3 1 (0.24%) VoIP
3 1 (0.24%) VPN
3 1 (0.24%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 176 (43.03%) SQL Server
2 28 (6.85%) Data Warehouse
3 27 (6.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 23 (5.62%) Power BI
5 22 (5.38%) Azure SQL Database
6 13 (3.18%) Relational Database
6 13 (3.18%) SQL Server 2014
7 12 (2.93%) SQL Server 2012
7 12 (2.93%) SQL Server 2017
8 11 (2.69%) Cosmos DB
8 11 (2.69%) Data Lake
8 11 (2.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 9 (2.20%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 8 (1.96%) Big Data
10 8 (1.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 7 (1.71%) NoSQL
11 7 (1.71%) SQL Server 2016
12 5 (1.22%) MS Access
13 4 (0.98%) MongoDB
13 4 (0.98%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 80 (19.56%) Git (software)
2 48 (11.74%) Visual Studio
3 46 (11.25%) Visual Studio Team System
4 35 (8.56%) Team Foundation Server
5 29 (7.09%) Selenium
6 24 (5.87%) SpecFlow
7 23 (5.62%) JIRA
8 10 (2.44%) Rational DOORS
8 10 (2.44%) StarTeam
9 9 (2.20%) Jenkins
10 7 (1.71%) WebDriver
11 6 (1.47%) JMeter
12 5 (1.22%) Subversion
13 4 (0.98%) gulp
13 4 (0.98%) SilkPerformer
13 4 (0.98%) SilkTest
13 4 (0.98%) webpack
14 3 (0.73%) MSTest
15 2 (0.49%) Cucumber
15 2 (0.49%) Mercurial
General
1 20 (4.89%) Finance
2 7 (1.71%) Back Office
3 4 (0.98%) Manufacturing
4 2 (0.49%) Advertising
4 2 (0.49%) Publishing
4 2 (0.49%) Retail
5 1 (0.24%) Automotive
5 1 (0.24%) Banking
5 1 (0.24%) Electronics
5 1 (0.24%) Front Office
5 1 (0.24%) Games
5 1 (0.24%) Law
5 1 (0.24%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 282 (68.95%) Developer
2 137 (33.50%) .NET Developer
3 75 (18.34%) C# Developer
4 51 (12.47%) C# .NET Developer
5 34 (8.31%) Senior Developer
6 29 (7.09%) Azure Developer
7 26 (6.36%) Lead Developer
7 26 (6.36%) Senior .NET Developer
7 26 (6.36%) Software Developer
8 22 (5.38%) Tester
9 21 (5.13%) Analyst
9 21 (5.13%) Angular Developer
10 20 (4.89%) DevOps Engineer
11 18 (4.40%) Full Stack Developer
12 17 (4.16%) Architect
13 16 (3.91%) SQL Developer
14 14 (3.42%) Backend Developer
14 14 (3.42%) C# Software Developer
15 13 (3.18%) Azure Engineer
15 13 (3.18%) Senior C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 284 (69.44%) .NET
2 129 (31.54%) HTML
3 112 (27.38%) ASP.NET
4 110 (26.89%) CSS
5 86 (21.03%) ASP.NET Web API
6 82 (20.05%) .NET Framework
6 82 (20.05%) Web Services
7 72 (17.60%) ASP.NET MVC
8 57 (13.94%) AngularJS
9 50 (12.22%) REST
10 49 (11.98%) .NET Core
11 44 (10.76%) Dapper ORM
12 28 (6.85%) XML
13 26 (6.36%) jQuery
14 23 (5.62%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 19 (4.65%) NgRx
16 18 (4.40%) JSON
17 17 (4.16%) SOAP
18 16 (3.91%) Node.js
19 15 (3.67%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 47 (11.49%) Enterprise Software
2 17 (4.16%) Greenfield Project
3 14 (3.42%) Embedded Systems
4 13 (3.18%) Analytical Skills
4 13 (3.18%) N-Tier
5 11 (2.69%) User Experience
6 10 (2.44%) Algorithms
7 5 (1.22%) Self-Motivation
8 4 (0.98%) Cloud Native
8 4 (0.98%) Digital Media
9 3 (0.73%) Data Protection Act
9 3 (0.73%) Mobile App
10 2 (0.49%) Data Centre
10 2 (0.49%) Enterprise Storage
10 2 (0.49%) Public Cloud
10 2 (0.49%) Virtual Team
11 1 (0.24%) Cyberthreat
11 1 (0.24%) Hybrid Cloud
11 1 (0.24%) SCADA
11 1 (0.24%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 12 (2.93%) Windows
2 5 (1.22%) Linux
3 3 (0.73%) Android
4 2 (0.49%) Apple iOS
4 2 (0.49%) Mac OS
4 2 (0.49%) Unix
5 1 (0.24%) Kali Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 216 (52.81%) Agile Software Development
2 116 (28.36%) MVC
3 107 (26.16%) Scrum
4 90 (22.00%) TDD
5 70 (17.11%) Continuous Integration
6 68 (16.63%) BDD
7 59 (14.43%) Kanban
8 55 (13.45%) DevOps
8 55 (13.45%) SOLID
9 48 (11.74%) Microservices
9 48 (11.74%) Test Automation
10 37 (9.05%) Digital Transformation Programme
11 33 (8.07%) Architectural Design
11 33 (8.07%) CRM
12 31 (7.58%) Migration
12 31 (7.58%) Software Engineering
13 27 (6.60%) Business Intelligence
13 27 (6.60%) Web Development
14 26 (6.36%) SDLC
14 26 (6.36%) Technical Leadership
Programming Languages
1 154 (37.65%) JavaScript
2 128 (31.30%) SQL
3 34 (8.31%) T-SQL
4 30 (7.33%) PowerShell
5 24 (5.87%) Java
6 23 (5.62%) TypeScript
7 20 (4.89%) C++
8 14 (3.42%) Python
9 13 (3.18%) VB.NET
10 10 (2.44%) C
11 8 (1.96%) VBA
12 7 (1.71%) VB
13 6 (1.47%) Ruby
13 6 (1.47%) VBScript
14 5 (1.22%) VB6
15 3 (0.73%) PHP
15 3 (0.73%) PL/SQL
16 2 (0.49%) Go
16 2 (0.49%) Perl
16 2 (0.49%) Scala
Qualifications
1 26 (6.36%) Security Cleared
2 24 (5.87%) SC Cleared
3 16 (3.91%) Degree
4 2 (0.49%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.24%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (0.24%) CGEIT
5 1 (0.24%) CISA
5 1 (0.24%) CISM
5 1 (0.24%) CISSP
5 1 (0.24%) DBS Check
5 1 (0.24%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.24%) HNC
5 1 (0.24%) ISEB
5 1 (0.24%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.24%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (0.24%) MCSD
5 1 (0.24%) OSCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (5.38%) QA
2 3 (0.73%) SLA
3 2 (0.49%) GDPR
3 2 (0.49%) WCAG
4 1 (0.24%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.24%) JTAG
4 1 (0.24%) PMO
System Software
1 8 (1.96%) Docker
2 3 (0.73%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.24%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 4 (0.98%) Ansible
2 2 (0.49%) Kibana
3 1 (0.24%) Kubernetes
3 1 (0.24%) Nessus
3 1 (0.24%) Nmap
3 1 (0.24%) Terraform
Vendors
1 81 (19.80%) Microsoft
2 12 (2.93%) Databricks
3 11 (2.69%) Oracle
3 11 (2.69%) Tableau
4 8 (1.96%) UiPath
5 4 (0.98%) Freshdesk
5 4 (0.98%) Micro Focus
5 4 (0.98%) ServiceNow
5 4 (0.98%) SolarWinds
6 3 (0.73%) Atlassian
6 3 (0.73%) Blue Prism
6 3 (0.73%) Google
6 3 (0.73%) SAP
6 3 (0.73%) Telerik
6 3 (0.73%) Xamarin
7 2 (0.49%) HP
7 2 (0.49%) Sitecore
8 1 (0.24%) Borland
8 1 (0.24%) IBM
8 1 (0.24%) WSO2