Period
to 15 January 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 15 January 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
15 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 18 17 16
Rank change year-on-year -1 -1 +1
Contract jobs citing C# 418 364 420
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 8.54% 7.78% 7.73%
As % of the Programming Languages category 24.09% 24.20% 24.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 263 236 258
West Midlands median daily rate £410 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.33% +7.14% -
10th Percentile £313 £275 £255
90th Percentile £550 £509 £497
England median daily rate £450 £450 £400
% change year-on-year - +12.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 12 13
West Midlands median hourly rate £53.50 £25.75 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +107.77% +3.00% +78.57%
10th Percentile £38.63 £21.62 £16.40
90th Percentile £61.19 £48.63 £43.50
England median hourly rate £44.00 £45.00 £40.50
% change year-on-year -2.22% +11.11% +1.25%

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 1,735 1,504 1,708
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 35.43% 32.16% 31.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,050 955 1,023
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £385 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.39% +2.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £306 £244 £251
90th Percentile £551 £525 £525
England median daily rate £475 £475 £425
% change year-on-year - +11.76% +2.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 57 50
West Midlands median hourly rate £43.75 £32.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +36.72% +42.22% -25.00%
10th Percentile £15.25 £18.20 £11.45
90th Percentile £58.79 £50.30 £42.63
England median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%

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 15 January 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#
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 15 January 2019.

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 15 January 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 -3 118 £450 +9.09% 28
Birmingham +19 96 £400 +16.36% 111
Staffordshire +3 59 £375 +10.29% 49
Shropshire -26 39 £403 -7.47% 11
Warwickshire +4 27 £500 +42.86% 36
Worcestershire +4 12 £419 +45.65% 36
Solihull +1 11 £410 -8.89% 15
Walsall -7 4 £356 +17.77% 9
Wolverhampton +1 3 £340 +0.74% 4
Herefordshire -22 1 - - 10
C#
England

For the 6 months to 15 January 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#.

1 277 (66.27%) .NET
2 203 (48.56%) Agile Software Development
3 185 (44.26%) Microsoft Azure
4 182 (43.54%) SQL Server
5 172 (41.15%) SQL
6 166 (39.71%) JavaScript
7 147 (35.17%) MVC
8 136 (32.54%) ASP.NET
9 129 (30.86%) HTML
10 122 (29.19%) CSS
11 105 (25.12%) Continuous Integration
12 102 (24.40%) TDD
13 90 (21.53%) .NET Framework
14 84 (20.10%) Microsoft
15 83 (19.86%) Web Services
16 80 (19.14%) Visual Studio
16 80 (19.14%) Git (software)
17 79 (18.90%) jQuery
18 73 (17.46%) ASP.NET Web API
19 70 (16.75%) ASP.NET MVC
20 67 (16.03%) Microservices
21 62 (14.83%) Scrum
22 60 (14.35%) Selenium
22 60 (14.35%) Test Automation
23 55 (13.16%) JIRA
24 54 (12.92%) Python
24 54 (12.92%) Team Foundation Server
24 54 (12.92%) REST
24 54 (12.92%) AngularJS
25 52 (12.44%) DevOps

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 19 (4.55%) nginx
1 19 (4.55%) Tomcat
2 16 (3.83%) Confluence
3 12 (2.87%) CMS
3 12 (2.87%) NServiceBus
4 11 (2.63%) BizTalk Server
4 11 (2.63%) OpenStack
5 10 (2.39%) SharePoint
5 10 (2.39%) Umbraco
6 7 (1.67%) Apache
6 7 (1.67%) JBoss
6 7 (1.67%) WebLogic
7 5 (1.20%) Sitecore CMS
8 4 (0.96%) Drupal
9 3 (0.72%) Elasticsearch
10 2 (0.48%) EPiServer
11 1 (0.24%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 1 (0.24%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 32 (7.66%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.48%) Scribe Insight
3 1 (0.24%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 185 (44.26%) Microsoft Azure
2 41 (9.81%) Dynamics 365
3 31 (7.42%) Amazon AWS
4 26 (6.22%) SaaS
5 24 (5.74%) GitHub
6 22 (5.26%) Azure Data Factory
7 19 (4.55%) Google Analytics
8 17 (4.07%) PaaS
9 14 (3.35%) Serverless
10 7 (1.67%) Azure Functions
10 7 (1.67%) IaaS
10 7 (1.67%) Office 365
11 3 (0.72%) Cloud Computing
12 2 (0.48%) Scribe Online
13 1 (0.24%) AWS CloudFormation
13 1 (0.24%) AWS Lambda
13 1 (0.24%) Google Cloud Platform
13 1 (0.24%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 29 (6.94%) HTTP
2 19 (4.55%) SSL
2 19 (4.55%) TCP/IP
3 10 (2.39%) 802.11
3 10 (2.39%) SNMP
3 10 (2.39%) VPN
4 8 (1.91%) VoIP
4 8 (1.91%) Wireless
5 3 (0.72%) Internet
6 2 (0.48%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 182 (43.54%) SQL Server
2 50 (11.96%) NoSQL
3 33 (7.89%) MongoDB
3 33 (7.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 30 (7.18%) Relational Database
5 19 (4.55%) SQL Server 2012
6 13 (3.11%) MySQL
6 13 (3.11%) PostgreSQL
7 11 (2.63%) Cosmos DB
7 11 (2.63%) RDBMS
7 11 (2.63%) Redis
7 11 (2.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 10 (2.39%) Apache Cassandra
9 9 (2.15%) Azure SQL Database
9 9 (2.15%) Power BI
10 8 (1.91%) DB2
10 8 (1.91%) SQL Server 2016
10 8 (1.91%) SQLite
11 7 (1.67%) Big Data
11 7 (1.67%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 80 (19.14%) Git (software)
1 80 (19.14%) Visual Studio
2 60 (14.35%) Selenium
3 55 (13.16%) JIRA
4 54 (12.92%) Team Foundation Server
5 44 (10.53%) Jenkins
6 36 (8.61%) Cucumber
7 32 (7.66%) Visual Studio Team System
8 24 (5.74%) gulp
9 23 (5.50%) Grunt
10 19 (4.55%) Ant
10 19 (4.55%) Gatling
10 19 (4.55%) IntelliJ
10 19 (4.55%) Karma Test Runner
10 19 (4.55%) NUnit
10 19 (4.55%) Sublime Text
11 16 (3.83%) SpecFlow
12 15 (3.59%) Moq
13 14 (3.35%) AccuRev
13 14 (3.35%) Eclipse
General
1 9 (2.15%) Law
2 7 (1.67%) Finance
2 7 (1.67%) Marketing
2 7 (1.67%) Publishing
3 4 (0.96%) Games
3 4 (0.96%) Retail
4 3 (0.72%) Aerospace
5 2 (0.48%) Automotive
5 2 (0.48%) Back Office
5 2 (0.48%) Legal
5 2 (0.48%) Manufacturing
5 2 (0.48%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.24%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.24%) Military
Job Titles
1 319 (76.32%) Developer
2 147 (35.17%) .NET Developer
3 111 (26.56%) C# Developer
4 70 (16.75%) C# .NET Developer
5 28 (6.70%) Software Developer
6 24 (5.74%) Tester
7 23 (5.50%) Architect
7 23 (5.50%) Azure Developer
8 22 (5.26%) Senior Developer
9 21 (5.02%) Applications Developer
9 21 (5.02%) Lead Developer
10 20 (4.78%) ASP.NET Developer
10 20 (4.78%) Full Stack Developer
11 17 (4.07%) Analyst
12 16 (3.83%) Agile Developer
12 16 (3.83%) Senior .NET Developer
12 16 (3.83%) SQL Developer
12 16 (3.83%) Web Developer
13 15 (3.59%) .NET Web Developer
14 14 (3.35%) C# ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 277 (66.27%) .NET
2 136 (32.54%) ASP.NET
3 129 (30.86%) HTML
4 122 (29.19%) CSS
5 90 (21.53%) .NET Framework
6 83 (19.86%) Web Services
7 79 (18.90%) jQuery
8 73 (17.46%) ASP.NET Web API
9 70 (16.75%) ASP.NET MVC
10 54 (12.92%) AngularJS
10 54 (12.92%) REST
11 52 (12.44%) JSON
12 48 (11.48%) SOAP
13 44 (10.53%) HTML5
14 41 (9.81%) XML
15 30 (7.18%) CSS3
16 29 (6.94%) .NET Core
16 29 (6.94%) Gherkin
16 29 (6.94%) RESTful
16 29 (6.94%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 29 (6.94%) Mobile App
2 26 (6.22%) User Experience
3 14 (3.35%) Self-Motivation
4 13 (3.11%) Greenfield Project
5 12 (2.87%) Public Cloud
5 12 (2.87%) SCADA
6 11 (2.63%) Enterprise Software
7 10 (2.39%) Cyberthreat
8 8 (1.91%) iPhone
8 8 (1.91%) Wiki
9 5 (1.20%) N-Tier
10 3 (0.72%) Analytical Skills
10 3 (0.72%) Digital Media
11 1 (0.24%) 3D Graphics
11 1 (0.24%) Algorithms
11 1 (0.24%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 1 (0.24%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 36 (8.61%) Windows
2 32 (7.66%) Linux
3 19 (4.55%) Android
3 19 (4.55%) Ubuntu
4 13 (3.11%) Apple iOS
5 11 (2.63%) Kali Linux
6 8 (1.91%) Unix
7 7 (1.67%) Windows Server
7 7 (1.67%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (0.96%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.24%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 203 (48.56%) Agile Software Development
2 147 (35.17%) MVC
3 105 (25.12%) Continuous Integration
4 102 (24.40%) TDD
5 67 (16.03%) Microservices
6 62 (14.83%) Scrum
7 60 (14.35%) Test Automation
8 52 (12.44%) DevOps
9 51 (12.20%) SOLID
10 41 (9.81%) BDD
11 34 (8.13%) Open Source
12 33 (7.89%) CRM
13 30 (7.18%) Kanban
13 30 (7.18%) Technical Leadership
14 27 (6.46%) Migration
15 25 (5.98%) Computer Science
16 24 (5.74%) Software Engineering
17 22 (5.26%) Web Development
18 21 (5.02%) Continuous Improvement
18 21 (5.02%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 172 (41.15%) SQL
2 166 (39.71%) JavaScript
3 54 (12.92%) Python
4 48 (11.48%) Java
5 35 (8.37%) Ruby
6 34 (8.13%) T-SQL
7 25 (5.98%) Perl
8 24 (5.74%) VB.NET
9 21 (5.02%) PowerShell
10 19 (4.55%) Groovy
10 19 (4.55%) Haskell
11 13 (3.11%) C
12 12 (2.87%) Bash Shell
13 11 (2.63%) Lua
14 10 (2.39%) Scala
14 10 (2.39%) TypeScript
15 9 (2.15%) Apple Swift
15 9 (2.15%) Objective-C
16 7 (1.67%) C++
16 7 (1.67%) VB
Qualifications
1 32 (7.66%) Degree
2 25 (5.98%) Security Cleared
3 19 (4.55%) SC Cleared
4 10 (2.39%) OSCE
5 2 (0.48%) CREST Certified
5 2 (0.48%) DBS Check
5 2 (0.48%) GPEN
5 2 (0.48%) OSCP
5 2 (0.48%) SANS
5 2 (0.48%) Tigerscheme
6 1 (0.24%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.24%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (1.67%) QA
2 4 (0.96%) WCAG
3 2 (0.48%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.24%) Data Quality
System Software
1 37 (8.85%) Docker
2 4 (0.96%) Virtual Machines
3 3 (0.72%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.24%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 19 (4.55%) Grafana
1 19 (4.55%) Kibana
1 19 (4.55%) Puppet
2 11 (2.63%) Nessus
2 11 (2.63%) Nmap
3 9 (2.15%) HockeyApp
3 9 (2.15%) Kubernetes
4 6 (1.44%) Terraform
5 3 (0.72%) WSUS
Vendors
1 84 (20.10%) Microsoft
2 33 (7.89%) Oracle
3 21 (5.02%) Google
4 20 (4.78%) Xamarin
5 11 (2.63%) Atlassian
6 9 (2.15%) Apple
6 9 (2.15%) Twitter
7 8 (1.91%) Teradata
8 5 (1.20%) Sitecore
9 4 (0.96%) Hitachi
10 3 (0.72%) Adobe
10 3 (0.72%) Telerik
10 3 (0.72%) webMethods
11 2 (0.48%) ServiceNow
12 1 (0.24%) Alteryx
12 1 (0.24%) Blue Prism
12 1 (0.24%) Informatica
12 1 (0.24%) Salesforce.com
12 1 (0.24%) Tableau
12 1 (0.24%) UiPath