Period
to 24 May 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 24 May 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
24 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 11 19 25
Rank change year-on-year +8 +6 -6
Contract jobs citing C# 431 289 369
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 8.80% 6.71% 6.84%
As % of the Programming Languages category 26.87% 21.78% 20.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 265 191 260
West Midlands median daily rate £375 £345 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.70% -4.83% +3.57%
10th Percentile £294 £250 £275
90th Percentile £510 £510 £513
England median daily rate £445 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +7.88% +3.13% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 12 25
West Midlands median hourly rate £47.50 £25.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +90.00% +11.11% -41.94%
10th Percentile £34.98 £22.55 £9.00
90th Percentile £48.75 £41.30 £38.40
England median hourly rate £43.00 £41.50 £38.63
% change year-on-year +3.61% +7.44% -0.96%

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 1,604 1,327 1,815
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 32.74% 30.81% 33.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,012 848 1,111
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - +11.11%
10th Percentile £269 £250 £250
90th Percentile £538 £525 £513
England median daily rate £475 £445 £425
% change year-on-year +6.74% +4.71% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 34 29
West Midlands median hourly rate £34.11 £32.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.58% +42.22% -21.58%
10th Percentile £18.11 £21.63 £13.21
90th Percentile £48.75 £75.63 £38.75
England median hourly rate £41.00 £41.50 £38.75
% change year-on-year -1.20% +7.10% +10.71%

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 24 May 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 24 May 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 24 May 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 +13 116 £425 +13.33% 31
Birmingham +6 111 £361 +1.05% 74
Staffordshire +1 58 £325 -2.99% 57
Solihull +18 34 £325 -7.14% 11
Worcestershire +7 21 £375 +19.05% 39
Warwickshire -15 11 £350 +2.19% 18
Herefordshire -2 10 £375 +25.00% 4
Shropshire -27 9 £533 +21.02% 16
Wolverhampton -3 6 £340 +19.30% 1
Walsall +1 5 £295 -12.59% 2
Kingswinford - 2 £388 -
Dudley - 1 - - 3
C#
England

For the 6 months to 24 May 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#.

1 327 (75.87%) .NET
2 206 (47.80%) SQL Server
3 193 (44.78%) Agile Software Development
4 170 (39.44%) SQL
5 163 (37.82%) HTML
6 157 (36.43%) CSS
7 148 (34.34%) JavaScript
8 130 (30.16%) ASP.NET
8 130 (30.16%) Microsoft Azure
9 129 (29.93%) MVC
10 109 (25.29%) Microsoft
11 97 (22.51%) TDD
12 93 (21.58%) .NET Framework
13 92 (21.35%) ASP.NET Web API
14 83 (19.26%) Continuous Integration
15 82 (19.03%) Visual Studio
16 81 (18.79%) AngularJS
17 75 (17.40%) BDD
18 71 (16.47%) jQuery
19 69 (16.01%) ASP.NET MVC
20 68 (15.78%) Scrum
21 63 (14.62%) Git (software)
22 62 (14.39%) Test Automation
23 52 (12.06%) Web Services
23 52 (12.06%) T-SQL
24 51 (11.83%) DevOps
25 50 (11.60%) PowerShell
26 48 (11.14%) XML
27 46 (10.67%) Windows
28 45 (10.44%) Kanban

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 23 (5.34%) BizTalk Server
2 16 (3.71%) Confluence
3 14 (3.25%) CMS
3 14 (3.25%) SharePoint
4 11 (2.55%) IIS
5 8 (1.86%) NServiceBus
6 6 (1.39%) Umbraco
7 4 (0.93%) nginx
7 4 (0.93%) Tomcat
8 3 (0.70%) Elasticsearch
9 2 (0.46%) OpenStack
9 2 (0.46%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 1 (0.23%) Apache
10 1 (0.23%) Drupal
10 1 (0.23%) JBoss
10 1 (0.23%) Mule
10 1 (0.23%) SharePoint Server
10 1 (0.23%) Sitefinity
10 1 (0.23%) Sonic ESB
10 1 (0.23%) WebLogic
Applications
1 2 (0.46%) CATIA
1 2 (0.46%) Maya
1 2 (0.46%) PTC Creo
1 2 (0.46%) Siemens NX
1 2 (0.46%) Simulink
1 2 (0.46%) SOLIDWORKS
1 2 (0.46%) Windchill
2 1 (0.23%) 3ds Max
2 1 (0.23%) AutoCAD
2 1 (0.23%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.23%) Revit
Business Applications
1 12 (2.78%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.46%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (0.46%) Dynamics NAV
2 2 (0.46%) ENOVIA
2 2 (0.46%) SAP MII
2 2 (0.46%) Teamcenter
3 1 (0.23%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 130 (30.16%) Microsoft Azure
2 18 (4.18%) PaaS
3 16 (3.71%) IaaS
4 14 (3.25%) Google Cloud Platform
5 11 (2.55%) SaaS
6 10 (2.32%) Dynamics 365
7 9 (2.09%) Cloud Computing
8 8 (1.86%) Amazon AWS
8 8 (1.86%) Office 365
9 6 (1.39%) Serverless
10 5 (1.16%) GitHub
10 5 (1.16%) Google Analytics
10 5 (1.16%) Slack
11 3 (0.70%) OneDrive
12 2 (0.46%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 2 (0.46%) Amazon ElastiCache
12 2 (0.46%) Amazon Kinesis
12 2 (0.46%) AWS CloudFormation
12 2 (0.46%) AWS Lambda
12 2 (0.46%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 27 (6.26%) Internet
2 9 (2.09%) HTTP
2 9 (2.09%) SMS
3 8 (1.86%) Network Security
4 7 (1.62%) TCP/IP
5 5 (1.16%) SSL
6 3 (0.70%) Intranet
7 1 (0.23%) 4G
7 1 (0.23%) 5G
7 1 (0.23%) Ethernet
7 1 (0.23%) Intrusion Detection
7 1 (0.23%) RS-232
7 1 (0.23%) SMTP
7 1 (0.23%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 206 (47.80%) SQL Server
2 31 (7.19%) SQL Server 2008
3 17 (3.94%) NoSQL
4 16 (3.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 14 (3.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 11 (2.55%) Data Warehouse
6 11 (2.55%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 10 (2.32%) MongoDB
8 8 (1.86%) SQL Server 2012
9 6 (1.39%) SQL Server 2014
10 5 (1.16%) Redis
10 5 (1.16%) Relational Database
11 4 (0.93%) MySQL
11 4 (0.93%) Power BI
12 3 (0.70%) Azure SQL Database
12 3 (0.70%) Cloud Spanner
13 2 (0.46%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 2 (0.46%) Big Data
13 2 (0.46%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
13 2 (0.46%) Hazelcast
Development Applications
1 82 (19.03%) Visual Studio
2 63 (14.62%) Git (software)
3 41 (9.51%) Team Foundation Server
4 34 (7.89%) Selenium
5 29 (6.73%) SpecFlow
6 26 (6.03%) Visual Studio Team System
7 18 (4.18%) JIRA
8 16 (3.71%) WebDriver
9 10 (2.32%) Cucumber
10 7 (1.62%) TeamCity
11 6 (1.39%) Jenkins
11 6 (1.39%) MSI
11 6 (1.39%) WiX
12 5 (1.16%) Ant
12 5 (1.16%) Axure RP
12 5 (1.16%) Grunt
12 5 (1.16%) gulp
12 5 (1.16%) Mercurial
12 5 (1.16%) TestRail
13 4 (0.93%) Gatling
General
1 26 (6.03%) Finance
2 17 (3.94%) Back Office
3 12 (2.78%) Manufacturing
4 8 (1.86%) Retail
5 7 (1.62%) Automotive
6 6 (1.39%) Games
7 5 (1.16%) Law
8 4 (0.93%) Marketing
9 3 (0.70%) Banking
10 2 (0.46%) Advertising
10 2 (0.46%) Electronics
10 2 (0.46%) General Ledger
10 2 (0.46%) Telecoms
11 1 (0.23%) German Language
11 1 (0.23%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 307 (71.23%) Developer
2 147 (34.11%) .NET Developer
3 103 (23.90%) C# Developer
4 76 (17.63%) C# .NET Developer
5 47 (10.90%) Software Developer
6 34 (7.89%) Full Stack Developer
7 29 (6.73%) Analyst
8 25 (5.80%) DevOps Engineer
9 24 (5.57%) Senior Developer
10 23 (5.34%) .NET Software Developer
11 22 (5.10%) ASP.NET Developer
12 21 (4.87%) C# Software Developer
13 20 (4.64%) SQL Developer
14 19 (4.41%) BizTalk Developer
14 19 (4.41%) Test Analyst
15 16 (3.71%) Automation Test Analyst
15 16 (3.71%) Azure Developer
15 16 (3.71%) Lead Developer
15 16 (3.71%) Software Engineer
15 16 (3.71%) VB.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 327 (75.87%) .NET
2 163 (37.82%) HTML
3 157 (36.43%) CSS
4 130 (30.16%) ASP.NET
5 93 (21.58%) .NET Framework
6 92 (21.35%) ASP.NET Web API
7 81 (18.79%) AngularJS
8 71 (16.47%) jQuery
9 69 (16.01%) ASP.NET MVC
10 52 (12.06%) Web Services
11 48 (11.14%) XML
12 41 (9.51%) HTML5
12 41 (9.51%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 40 (9.28%) Entity Framework
14 38 (8.82%) Dapper ORM
14 38 (8.82%) WCF
15 35 (8.12%) SOAP
16 31 (7.19%) React
17 30 (6.96%) JSON
18 29 (6.73%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 34 (7.89%) Enterprise Software
2 28 (6.50%) User Experience
3 26 (6.03%) Greenfield Project
4 12 (2.78%) Self-Motivation
5 11 (2.55%) Public Cloud
6 10 (2.32%) Mobile App
7 7 (1.62%) Algorithms
7 7 (1.62%) Computer Science
8 6 (1.39%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
8 6 (1.39%) Robotics
9 5 (1.16%) Analytical Skills
9 5 (1.16%) Linux Command Line
10 3 (0.70%) Data Protection Act
10 3 (0.70%) N-Tier
11 2 (0.46%) Client/Server
11 2 (0.46%) Cloud Native
11 2 (0.46%) Data Structures
11 2 (0.46%) Management Information System
11 2 (0.46%) Private Cloud
11 2 (0.46%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 46 (10.67%) Windows
2 17 (3.94%) Linux
3 16 (3.71%) Unix
4 13 (3.02%) Windows Server
5 10 (2.32%) Android
5 10 (2.32%) Windows Server 2012
6 9 (2.09%) Apple iOS
7 4 (0.93%) Ubuntu
8 2 (0.46%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.23%) Embedded Linux
9 1 (0.23%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.23%) Solaris
9 1 (0.23%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 193 (44.78%) Agile Software Development
2 129 (29.93%) MVC
3 97 (22.51%) TDD
4 83 (19.26%) Continuous Integration
5 75 (17.40%) BDD
6 68 (15.78%) Scrum
7 62 (14.39%) Test Automation
8 51 (11.83%) DevOps
9 45 (10.44%) Kanban
10 43 (9.98%) SOLID
11 36 (8.35%) Web Development
12 33 (7.66%) OO
13 31 (7.19%) Software Engineering
14 26 (6.03%) SDLC
15 25 (5.80%) Unit Testing
16 24 (5.57%) Mentoring
17 23 (5.34%) Front End Development
18 22 (5.10%) Digital Transformation Programme
19 18 (4.18%) Microservices
20 16 (3.71%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 170 (39.44%) SQL
2 148 (34.34%) JavaScript
3 52 (12.06%) T-SQL
4 50 (11.60%) PowerShell
5 39 (9.05%) VB.NET
6 25 (5.80%) TypeScript
7 23 (5.34%) Java
8 21 (4.87%) C++
9 18 (4.18%) Python
10 11 (2.55%) C
11 10 (2.32%) XAML
12 9 (2.09%) MATLAB
13 7 (1.62%) Perl
13 7 (1.62%) PL/SQL
14 6 (1.39%) Assembly Language
14 6 (1.39%) Embedded C++
14 6 (1.39%) Ruby
15 5 (1.16%) Groovy
15 5 (1.16%) Scala
15 5 (1.16%) VB
Qualifications
1 23 (5.34%) Security Cleared
2 19 (4.41%) SC Cleared
3 10 (2.32%) Degree
3 10 (2.32%) ISTQB
4 9 (2.09%) ISEB
5 6 (1.39%) Computer Science Degree
6 2 (0.46%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.23%) BC Cleared
7 1 (0.23%) CISSP
7 1 (0.23%) DBS Check
7 1 (0.23%) GNVQ
7 1 (0.23%) HND
7 1 (0.23%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (0.23%) MCSD
7 1 (0.23%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.23%) Numerate Degree
7 1 (0.23%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (3.02%) QA
2 5 (1.16%) WAI
3 3 (0.70%) GDPR
4 2 (0.46%) IEC 62304
4 2 (0.46%) ISO 26262
4 2 (0.46%) MISRA
4 2 (0.46%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.23%) MISRA C
5 1 (0.23%) WCAG
System Software
1 16 (3.71%) Docker
2 10 (2.32%) Active Directory
3 6 (1.39%) Hyper-V
3 6 (1.39%) Microsoft App-V
3 6 (1.39%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.23%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.23%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 10 (2.32%) Puppet
2 9 (2.09%) WSUS
3 6 (1.39%) SCCM
3 6 (1.39%) SELinux
3 6 (1.39%) vCenter Server
4 5 (1.16%) Ansible
4 5 (1.16%) Opscode Chef
5 4 (0.93%) Grafana
5 4 (0.93%) Kibana
6 1 (0.23%) MOM
6 1 (0.23%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 109 (25.29%) Microsoft
2 25 (5.80%) Google
3 23 (5.34%) Xamarin
4 7 (1.62%) Capita
4 7 (1.62%) VMware
5 6 (1.39%) Oracle
6 5 (1.16%) SaltStack
7 4 (0.93%) SAP
8 3 (0.70%) Blue Prism
9 2 (0.46%) MathWorks
9 2 (0.46%) PTC
9 2 (0.46%) Rackspace
9 2 (0.46%) Telerik
9 2 (0.46%) WSO2
10 1 (0.23%) Adobe
10 1 (0.23%) Appcelerator
10 1 (0.23%) Atlassian
10 1 (0.23%) HP
10 1 (0.23%) JD Edwards
10 1 (0.23%) ServiceNow