Period
to 21 November 2017

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 21 November 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
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 19 19 16
Rank change year-on-year 0 -3 +3
Contract jobs citing C# 348 434 368
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 7.19% 7.04% 7.46%
As % of the Programming Languages category 23.32% 21.93% 24.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 221 281 253
West Midlands median daily rate £375 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% - +3.70%
10th Percentile £275 £256 £186
90th Percentile £490 £488 £517
England median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 11 9
West Midlands median hourly rate £26.50 £24.00 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.42% +9.09% -38.03%
10th Percentile £22.00 £22.00 £11.00
90th Percentile £44.25 £43.75 £29.01
England median hourly rate £44.00 £40.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +10.00% - +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 1492 1979 1517
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 30.83% 32.10% 30.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 967 1210 893
West Midlands median daily rate £388 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% +7.14% +7.69%
10th Percentile £250 £250 £213
90th Percentile £538 £500 £488
England median daily rate £460 £425 £410
% change year-on-year +8.24% +3.66% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 54 62 57
West Midlands median hourly rate £31.25 £24.25 £25.66
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +28.87% -5.49% +17.98%
10th Percentile £15.65 £11.73 £12.42
90th Percentile £49.63 £42.48 £43.03
England median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.45
% change year-on-year +6.67% +0.13% +22.79%

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 21 November 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 6 months to 21 November 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 6 months to 21 November 2017. 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 +7 97 £400 +13.07% 14
Birmingham -13 80 £375 +7.14% 30
Warwickshire +14 41 £313 -6.72% 13
Staffordshire 0 39 £368 +13.08% 24
Shropshire +22 16 £445 +16.34% 5
Solihull -3 12 £395 +21.54% 13
Herefordshire +5 6 £325 +3.17% 2
Kingswinford - 6 £460 -
Walsall - 4 £310 - 1
Worcestershire -2 1 £350 - 6
West Bromwich - 1 £225 -
C#
England

For the 6 months to 21 November 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#.

1 258 (74.14%) .NET
2 163 (46.84%) MVC
3 143 (41.09%) Agile Software Development
3 143 (41.09%) JavaScript
4 138 (39.66%) SQL Server
5 127 (36.49%) HTML
6 126 (36.21%) CSS
7 119 (34.20%) ASP.NET
8 116 (33.33%) SQL
9 81 (23.28%) Microsoft Azure
10 78 (22.41%) BDD
11 76 (21.84%) ASP.NET Web API
11 76 (21.84%) TDD
12 64 (18.39%) AngularJS
12 64 (18.39%) ASP.NET MVC
13 61 (17.53%) Microsoft
14 60 (17.24%) Git (software)
15 57 (16.38%) Scrum
16 56 (16.09%) .NET Framework
17 53 (15.23%) Web Services
18 50 (14.37%) jQuery
19 45 (12.93%) Web Development
20 41 (11.78%) Test Automation
21 39 (11.21%) Continuous Integration
22 38 (10.92%) HTML5
23 36 (10.34%) Kanban
23 36 (10.34%) Degree
23 36 (10.34%) Java
24 34 (9.77%) Windows
25 31 (8.91%) SpecFlow

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 22 (6.32%) SharePoint
2 18 (5.17%) Elasticsearch
3 9 (2.59%) Tomcat
4 7 (2.01%) SharePoint 2013
4 7 (2.01%) Umbraco
5 6 (1.72%) BizTalk Server
5 6 (1.72%) IIS
6 4 (1.15%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 4 (1.15%) WebSphere
7 3 (0.86%) Apache Solr
7 3 (0.86%) CMS
7 3 (0.86%) nginx
8 2 (0.57%) Apache
8 2 (0.57%) GeoServer
8 2 (0.57%) JBoss
8 2 (0.57%) K2 blackpearl
8 2 (0.57%) SharePoint 2010
8 2 (0.57%) ThingWorx
8 2 (0.57%) WebLogic
9 1 (0.29%) Sitefinity
Applications
1 8 (2.30%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (1.44%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 16 (4.60%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.57%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.29%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 81 (23.28%) Microsoft Azure
2 12 (3.45%) Amazon AWS
3 10 (2.87%) Dynamics 365
4 9 (2.59%) SaaS
5 6 (1.72%) PaaS
6 4 (1.15%) IaaS
7 3 (0.86%) GitHub
7 3 (0.86%) Google Analytics
8 2 (0.57%) Office 365
9 1 (0.29%) AWS Lambda
9 1 (0.29%) Azure Active Directory
9 1 (0.29%) Google Cloud Platform
9 1 (0.29%) Google Play
9 1 (0.29%) OneDrive
9 1 (0.29%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 14 (4.02%) Internet
2 8 (2.30%) HTTP
3 5 (1.44%) Intranet
4 4 (1.15%) SMS
4 4 (1.15%) SSL
4 4 (1.15%) TCP/IP
5 3 (0.86%) LDAP
6 1 (0.29%) 4G
6 1 (0.29%) 5G
6 1 (0.29%) Ethernet
6 1 (0.29%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 138 (39.66%) SQL Server
2 13 (3.74%) NoSQL
2 13 (3.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 11 (3.16%) SQL Server 2008
4 9 (2.59%) Oracle Database
5 8 (2.30%) MongoDB
5 8 (2.30%) Relational Database
5 8 (2.30%) SQL Server 2005
6 7 (2.01%) Power BI
6 7 (2.01%) SQL Server 2012
7 6 (1.72%) MySQL
7 6 (1.72%) Oracle Database 10g
7 6 (1.72%) Oracle Database 11g
7 6 (1.72%) RDBMS
7 6 (1.72%) SQL Server 2014
7 6 (1.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 5 (1.44%) SQL Server 2000
9 4 (1.15%) Data Warehouse
9 4 (1.15%) QlikView
9 4 (1.15%) Spotfire
Development Applications
1 60 (17.24%) Git (software)
2 31 (8.91%) SpecFlow
3 18 (5.17%) Visual Studio
4 17 (4.89%) Selenium
5 14 (4.02%) Team Foundation Server
6 12 (3.45%) Cucumber
7 10 (2.87%) Subversion
7 10 (2.87%) WinAutomation
8 9 (2.59%) Jenkins
8 9 (2.59%) JIRA
9 5 (1.44%) Eclipse
9 5 (1.44%) HP UFT
9 5 (1.44%) Octopus Deploy
9 5 (1.44%) TeamCity
9 5 (1.44%) Visual Studio Team System
10 4 (1.15%) IntelliJ
10 4 (1.15%) TortoiseSVN
10 4 (1.15%) WebDriver
11 3 (0.86%) Axure RP
11 3 (0.86%) Mercurial
General
1 23 (6.61%) Finance
2 13 (3.74%) Automotive
3 12 (3.45%) Retail
4 11 (3.16%) Back Office
5 10 (2.87%) Advertising
6 5 (1.44%) Manufacturing
7 4 (1.15%) Banking
7 4 (1.15%) Marketing
8 2 (0.57%) Games
8 2 (0.57%) Investment Banking
8 2 (0.57%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.29%) Electronics
9 1 (0.29%) Legal
9 1 (0.29%) Publishing
9 1 (0.29%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 262 (75.29%) Developer
2 122 (35.06%) .NET Developer
3 81 (23.28%) C# Developer
4 47 (13.51%) C# .NET Developer
5 32 (9.20%) Software Developer
6 30 (8.62%) ASP.NET Developer
7 24 (6.90%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
7 24 (6.90%) Azure Developer
7 24 (6.90%) Full Stack Developer
8 20 (5.75%) SQL Developer
9 19 (5.46%) Web Developer
10 18 (5.17%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 18 (5.17%) Senior Developer
11 16 (4.60%) Angular Developer
11 16 (4.60%) Architect
11 16 (4.60%) C# Software Developer
12 13 (3.74%) Analyst
13 12 (3.45%) Agile Developer
14 11 (3.16%) .NET Software Developer
14 11 (3.16%) Agile .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 258 (74.14%) .NET
2 127 (36.49%) HTML
3 126 (36.21%) CSS
4 119 (34.20%) ASP.NET
5 76 (21.84%) ASP.NET Web API
6 64 (18.39%) AngularJS
6 64 (18.39%) ASP.NET MVC
7 56 (16.09%) .NET Framework
8 53 (15.23%) Web Services
9 50 (14.37%) jQuery
10 38 (10.92%) HTML5
11 28 (8.05%) Entity Framework
12 25 (7.18%) WPF
13 24 (6.90%) ASP.NET Web Forms
13 24 (6.90%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 23 (6.61%) CSS3
15 19 (5.46%) WCF
15 19 (5.46%) XML
16 18 (5.17%) Dapper ORM
16 18 (5.17%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 30 (8.62%) Greenfield Project
2 19 (5.46%) Enterprise Software
3 12 (3.45%) User Experience
3 12 (3.45%) Wiki
4 10 (2.87%) FMCG
5 9 (2.59%) Computer Science
6 7 (2.01%) Mobile App
7 6 (1.72%) Management Information System
8 5 (1.44%) Algorithms
9 4 (1.15%) Analytical Skills
10 3 (0.86%) Virtual Team
11 2 (0.57%) Digital Media
11 2 (0.57%) Learning Management System
11 2 (0.57%) N-Tier
11 2 (0.57%) Robotics
11 2 (0.57%) SCADA
11 2 (0.57%) SCORM
12 1 (0.29%) Embedded Systems
12 1 (0.29%) Mobile Banking
12 1 (0.29%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 34 (9.77%) Windows
2 15 (4.31%) Linux
2 15 (4.31%) Windows Server
3 11 (3.16%) Android
4 8 (2.30%) Apple iOS
5 7 (2.01%) Unix
6 6 (1.72%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (1.72%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (1.15%) Windows 2000 Server
7 4 (1.15%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (0.86%) Ubuntu
9 2 (0.57%) SUSE
10 1 (0.29%) Windows 10
10 1 (0.29%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 163 (46.84%) MVC
2 143 (41.09%) Agile Software Development
3 78 (22.41%) BDD
4 76 (21.84%) TDD
5 57 (16.38%) Scrum
6 45 (12.93%) Web Development
7 41 (11.78%) Test Automation
8 39 (11.21%) Continuous Integration
9 36 (10.34%) Kanban
10 29 (8.33%) SOLID
11 25 (7.18%) CRM
12 22 (6.32%) SDLC
12 22 (6.32%) Unit Testing
13 17 (4.89%) Digital Transformation Programme
14 16 (4.60%) DevOps
15 13 (3.74%) Front End Development
16 11 (3.16%) Software Engineering
17 10 (2.87%) Data Management
17 10 (2.87%) ETL
17 10 (2.87%) SEO
Programming Languages
1 143 (41.09%) JavaScript
2 116 (33.33%) SQL
3 36 (10.34%) Java
4 30 (8.62%) VB.NET
5 29 (8.33%) T-SQL
6 26 (7.47%) Python
7 23 (6.61%) PowerShell
8 22 (6.32%) VB
9 20 (5.75%) TypeScript
10 11 (3.16%) PL/SQL
11 10 (2.87%) Ruby
12 9 (2.59%) Scala
13 6 (1.72%) Perl
13 6 (1.72%) VBScript
14 5 (1.44%) VBA
15 4 (1.15%) C++
15 4 (1.15%) XAML
16 3 (0.86%) Apex Code
16 3 (0.86%) Groovy
16 3 (0.86%) Haskell
Qualifications
1 36 (10.34%) Degree
2 6 (1.72%) BPSS Clearance
2 6 (1.72%) Security Cleared
3 5 (1.44%) Computer Science Degree
4 4 (1.15%) SC Cleared
5 3 (0.86%) ISEB
5 3 (0.86%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.29%) Master's Degree
6 1 (0.29%) MCSA
6 1 (0.29%) MCSE
6 1 (0.29%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.29%) NVQ Level 4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.15%) QA
1 4 (1.15%) SLA
2 1 (0.29%) MISRA
2 1 (0.29%) MISRA C
System Software
1 20 (5.75%) Active Directory
2 5 (1.44%) Docker
3 1 (0.29%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 5 (1.44%) Puppet
2 3 (0.86%) Grafana
2 3 (0.86%) Kibana
2 3 (0.86%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (0.29%) FTK
3 1 (0.29%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.29%) SCOM
Vendors
1 61 (17.53%) Microsoft
2 17 (4.89%) Oracle
3 10 (2.87%) IBM
4 9 (2.59%) Sitecore
4 9 (2.59%) Tableau
4 9 (2.59%) Xamarin
5 8 (2.30%) Google
6 4 (1.15%) Salesforce.com
7 3 (0.86%) DevExpress
8 2 (0.57%) Adobe
8 2 (0.57%) GoCardless
8 2 (0.57%) Micro Focus
8 2 (0.57%) Splunk
8 2 (0.57%) Telerik
8 2 (0.57%) webMethods
9 1 (0.29%) Apple
9 1 (0.29%) HP
9 1 (0.29%) Informatica
9 1 (0.29%) Nuix
9 1 (0.29%) Perforce