Period
to 23 February 2018

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 23 February 2018 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
23 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 15 14 16
Rank change year-on-year -1 +2 +5
Contract jobs citing C# 383 405 395
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 8.02% 7.69% 7.67%
As % of the Programming Languages category 24.06% 23.89% 23.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 234 255 289
West Midlands median daily rate £375 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% - +2.94%
10th Percentile £276 £249 £263
90th Percentile £525 £507 £525
England median daily rate £450 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +12.50% - +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 18 15
West Midlands median hourly rate £32.75 £24.50 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +33.67% +75.00% -62.67%
10th Percentile £21.62 £19.90 £11.00
90th Percentile £48.75 £42.88 £38.65
England median hourly rate £45.00 £41.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +9.76% +2.50% +6.67%

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 1,592 1,695 1,712
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 33.33% 32.20% 33.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,000 1,037 1,047
West Midlands median daily rate £388 £375 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% +2.74% +4.29%
10th Percentile £250 £260 £250
90th Percentile £538 £525 £500
England median daily rate £475 £425 £420
% change year-on-year +11.76% +1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 51 38
West Midlands median hourly rate £33.00 £25.00 £30.07
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +32.00% -16.85% +4.79%
10th Percentile £21.68 £14.75 £12.97
90th Percentile £48.75 £42.50 £44.13
England median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +12.78%

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 23 February 2018.

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 6 months to 23 February 2018.

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 6 months to 23 February 2018. 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 +15 118 £400 +6.67% 42
Birmingham -23 70 £375 +7.14% 59
Staffordshire +3 56 £350 +9.80% 65
Solihull +12 23 £450 +28.57% 16
Warwickshire -6 23 £350 - 15
Shropshire -10 14 £445 +11.25% 6
Worcestershire 0 10 £355 +1.43% 21
Walsall +5 6 £295 -12.59% 1
Wolverhampton -1 6 £340 +8.80% 7
Herefordshire +3 4 £325 +14.04% 9
Kingswinford - 4 £413 - 1
Dudley - 1 - - 2
West Bromwich - 1 £225 -
C#
England

For the 6 months to 23 February 2018, 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#.

1 286 (74.67%) .NET
2 185 (48.30%) Agile Software Development
3 169 (44.13%) SQL Server
4 155 (40.47%) JavaScript
5 149 (38.90%) HTML
5 149 (38.90%) CSS
6 143 (37.34%) SQL
7 134 (34.99%) MVC
8 117 (30.55%) ASP.NET
9 103 (26.89%) Microsoft Azure
10 89 (23.24%) TDD
10 89 (23.24%) ASP.NET Web API
11 87 (22.72%) Microsoft
12 83 (21.67%) .NET Framework
13 81 (21.15%) BDD
14 76 (19.84%) AngularJS
15 74 (19.32%) Scrum
16 67 (17.49%) Git (software)
17 65 (16.97%) ASP.NET MVC
18 64 (16.71%) Continuous Integration
19 56 (14.62%) Visual Studio
19 56 (14.62%) Web Services
20 55 (14.36%) jQuery
21 50 (13.05%) Test Automation
22 45 (11.75%) SOLID
23 44 (11.49%) Kanban
24 41 (10.70%) HTML5
24 41 (10.70%) Web Development
25 38 (9.92%) VB.NET
26 37 (9.66%) 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 17 (4.44%) SharePoint
2 13 (3.39%) BizTalk Server
2 13 (3.39%) IIS
3 9 (2.35%) CMS
4 8 (2.09%) NServiceBus
5 7 (1.83%) Confluence
5 7 (1.83%) Elasticsearch
6 6 (1.57%) Umbraco
7 3 (0.78%) SharePoint 2013
8 2 (0.52%) GeoServer
8 2 (0.52%) K2 blackpearl
8 2 (0.52%) nginx
8 2 (0.52%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 2 (0.52%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.26%) ArcGIS
9 1 (0.26%) Mule
9 1 (0.26%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (0.26%) Sonic ESB
Applications
1 6 (1.57%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.52%) Maya
2 2 (0.52%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.52%) Simulink
3 1 (0.26%) 3ds Max
Business Applications
1 18 (4.70%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.26%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 103 (26.89%) Microsoft Azure
2 15 (3.92%) Dynamics 365
3 12 (3.13%) Amazon AWS
4 8 (2.09%) PaaS
4 8 (2.09%) SaaS
5 6 (1.57%) IaaS
5 6 (1.57%) Office 365
6 3 (0.78%) Slack
7 2 (0.52%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 2 (0.52%) Amazon ElastiCache
7 2 (0.52%) Amazon Kinesis
7 2 (0.52%) Amazon SQS
7 2 (0.52%) AWS CloudFormation
7 2 (0.52%) AWS Lambda
7 2 (0.52%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (0.52%) GitHub
7 2 (0.52%) Google Analytics
7 2 (0.52%) Serverless
7 2 (0.52%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 1 (0.26%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 23 (6.01%) Internet
2 8 (2.09%) HTTP
3 6 (1.57%) SMS
4 3 (0.78%) Network Security
4 3 (0.78%) TCP/IP
5 2 (0.52%) 4G
5 2 (0.52%) 5G
5 2 (0.52%) Ethernet
5 2 (0.52%) Intranet
5 2 (0.52%) SSL
6 1 (0.26%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 169 (44.13%) SQL Server
2 21 (5.48%) SQL Server 2008
2 21 (5.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 11 (2.87%) NoSQL
4 10 (2.61%) Data Warehouse
5 9 (2.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 8 (2.09%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 7 (1.83%) Power BI
7 7 (1.83%) Relational Database
7 7 (1.83%) SQL Server 2014
8 5 (1.31%) Oracle Database
8 5 (1.31%) SQL Server 2012
9 4 (1.04%) MySQL
10 3 (0.78%) MongoDB
10 3 (0.78%) Oracle Database 10g
10 3 (0.78%) Oracle Database 11g
10 3 (0.78%) RDBMS
10 3 (0.78%) SQL Server 2016
11 2 (0.52%) Azure SQL Database
11 2 (0.52%) Redis
Development Applications
1 67 (17.49%) Git (software)
2 56 (14.62%) Visual Studio
3 36 (9.40%) Team Foundation Server
4 25 (6.53%) Selenium
5 23 (6.01%) SpecFlow
6 16 (4.18%) Visual Studio Team System
7 14 (3.66%) JIRA
8 9 (2.35%) Cucumber
8 9 (2.35%) Subversion
9 7 (1.83%) Axure RP
9 7 (1.83%) Jenkins
10 6 (1.57%) Mercurial
10 6 (1.57%) TeamCity
10 6 (1.57%) WebDriver
11 5 (1.31%) HP UFT
11 5 (1.31%) Octopus Deploy
12 4 (1.04%) Eclipse
13 3 (0.78%) TestRail
14 2 (0.52%) GoCD
14 2 (0.52%) gulp
General
1 21 (5.48%) Back Office
2 20 (5.22%) Finance
3 13 (3.39%) Manufacturing
4 10 (2.61%) Retail
5 7 (1.83%) Automotive
5 7 (1.83%) Games
6 6 (1.57%) Advertising
7 4 (1.04%) Law
8 3 (0.78%) Marketing
9 2 (0.52%) Banking
9 2 (0.52%) Electronics
9 2 (0.52%) Telecoms
10 1 (0.26%) German Language
Job Titles
1 285 (74.41%) Developer
2 120 (31.33%) .NET Developer
3 94 (24.54%) C# Developer
4 57 (14.88%) C# .NET Developer
5 38 (9.92%) Software Developer
6 35 (9.14%) Full Stack Developer
7 23 (6.01%) Senior Developer
8 22 (5.74%) SQL Developer
9 21 (5.48%) Analyst
10 20 (5.22%) C# Software Developer
11 19 (4.96%) Angular Developer
12 17 (4.44%) ASP.NET Developer
13 16 (4.18%) Automation Test Analyst
13 16 (4.18%) Azure Developer
13 16 (4.18%) Lead Developer
13 16 (4.18%) Test Analyst
14 15 (3.92%) .NET Software Developer
14 15 (3.92%) Web Developer
15 14 (3.66%) VB.NET Developer
16 13 (3.39%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 286 (74.67%) .NET
2 149 (38.90%) CSS
2 149 (38.90%) HTML
3 117 (30.55%) ASP.NET
4 89 (23.24%) ASP.NET Web API
5 83 (21.67%) .NET Framework
6 76 (19.84%) AngularJS
7 65 (16.97%) ASP.NET MVC
8 56 (14.62%) Web Services
9 55 (14.36%) jQuery
10 41 (10.70%) HTML5
11 36 (9.40%) Dapper ORM
11 36 (9.40%) WCF
12 35 (9.14%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 34 (8.88%) XML
14 33 (8.62%) SOAP
15 32 (8.36%) WPF
16 29 (7.57%) Entity Framework
17 25 (6.53%) CSS3
18 22 (5.74%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 37 (9.66%) Enterprise Software
2 28 (7.31%) User Experience
3 25 (6.53%) Greenfield Project
4 11 (2.87%) Computer Science
5 7 (1.83%) Algorithms
6 6 (1.57%) Mobile App
7 5 (1.31%) Management Information System
7 5 (1.31%) N-Tier
7 5 (1.31%) Public Cloud
7 5 (1.31%) Robotics
8 4 (1.04%) Analytical Skills
8 4 (1.04%) Virtual Team
9 3 (0.78%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
9 3 (0.78%) Linux Command Line
9 3 (0.78%) Wiki
10 2 (0.52%) Cloud Native
10 2 (0.52%) Driving Licence
10 2 (0.52%) Learning Management System
10 2 (0.52%) SCORM
10 2 (0.52%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 24 (6.27%) Windows
2 13 (3.39%) Android
3 12 (3.13%) Linux
4 10 (2.61%) Apple iOS
5 9 (2.35%) Unix
5 9 (2.35%) Windows Server
6 4 (1.04%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (0.52%) SUSE
7 2 (0.52%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.26%) Embedded Linux
8 1 (0.26%) FreeRTOS
8 1 (0.26%) SafeRTOS
8 1 (0.26%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.26%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 185 (48.30%) Agile Software Development
2 134 (34.99%) MVC
3 89 (23.24%) TDD
4 81 (21.15%) BDD
5 74 (19.32%) Scrum
6 64 (16.71%) Continuous Integration
7 50 (13.05%) Test Automation
8 45 (11.75%) SOLID
9 44 (11.49%) Kanban
10 41 (10.70%) Web Development
11 29 (7.57%) DevOps
12 25 (6.53%) Software Engineering
13 24 (6.27%) Digital Transformation Programme
14 22 (5.74%) CRM
14 22 (5.74%) SDLC
14 22 (5.74%) Unit Testing
15 21 (5.48%) OO
16 18 (4.70%) Mentoring
17 15 (3.92%) Business Intelligence
18 13 (3.39%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 155 (40.47%) JavaScript
2 143 (37.34%) SQL
3 38 (9.92%) VB.NET
4 36 (9.40%) T-SQL
5 29 (7.57%) TypeScript
6 26 (6.79%) Java
7 22 (5.74%) PowerShell
8 16 (4.18%) C++
8 16 (4.18%) VB
9 13 (3.39%) Python
10 11 (2.87%) PL/SQL
11 9 (2.35%) C
11 9 (2.35%) XAML
12 7 (1.83%) MATLAB
13 6 (1.57%) Ruby
14 5 (1.31%) VBScript
15 3 (0.78%) Assembly Language
15 3 (0.78%) Embedded C++
15 3 (0.78%) Perl
15 3 (0.78%) Scala
Qualifications
1 25 (6.53%) Degree
2 14 (3.66%) Security Cleared
3 11 (2.87%) SC Cleared
4 8 (2.09%) Computer Science Degree
4 8 (2.09%) ISEB
4 8 (2.09%) ISTQB
5 4 (1.04%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.26%) DBS Check
6 1 (0.26%) GNVQ
6 1 (0.26%) HND
6 1 (0.26%) NVQ Level 4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (1.83%) QA
2 2 (0.52%) MISRA
3 1 (0.26%) GDPR
3 1 (0.26%) IEC 62304
3 1 (0.26%) ISO 26262
3 1 (0.26%) MISRA C
3 1 (0.26%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 5 (1.31%) Docker
2 4 (1.04%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.52%) Hyper-V
3 2 (0.52%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (0.52%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.26%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 3 (0.78%) SELinux
1 3 (0.78%) WSUS
2 2 (0.52%) Grafana
2 2 (0.52%) Kibana
2 2 (0.52%) Puppet
2 2 (0.52%) SCCM
2 2 (0.52%) vCenter Server
3 1 (0.26%) HP ALM
3 1 (0.26%) MOM
3 1 (0.26%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 87 (22.72%) Microsoft
2 11 (2.87%) Xamarin
3 10 (2.61%) Oracle
4 6 (1.57%) Google
4 6 (1.57%) Tableau
5 5 (1.31%) Sitecore
6 3 (0.78%) Capita
7 2 (0.52%) Blue Prism
7 2 (0.52%) DevExpress
7 2 (0.52%) MathWorks
7 2 (0.52%) Micro Focus
7 2 (0.52%) Salesforce.com
7 2 (0.52%) ServiceNow
7 2 (0.52%) Splunk
7 2 (0.52%) Telerik
7 2 (0.52%) VMware
7 2 (0.52%) WSO2
8 1 (0.26%) HP
8 1 (0.26%) Informatica
8 1 (0.26%) Perforce