Period
to 17 August 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 17 August 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
17 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 17 25 24
Rank change year-on-year +8 -1 -3
Contract jobs citing C# 419 273 403
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 8.21% 6.32% 6.64%
As % of the Programming Languages category 24.84% 20.48% 20.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 260 191 262
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.29% - +4.09%
10th Percentile £306 £263 £263
90th Percentile £500 £488 £494
England median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 7 19
West Midlands median hourly rate £44.50 £31.00 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +43.55% +29.17% +1.05%
10th Percentile £32.40 £21.60 £9.00
90th Percentile £48.75 £39.80 £38.66
England median hourly rate £42.00 £42.50 £38.00
% change year-on-year -1.18% +11.84% -5.00%

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 1,687 1,333 1,932
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 33.06% 30.84% 31.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,052 877 1,191
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - +11.11%
10th Percentile £288 £263 £250
90th Percentile £538 £525 £510
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 35 42
West Midlands median hourly rate £28.75 £32.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.54% +30.00% -3.85%
10th Percentile £15.25 £18.80 £11.66
90th Percentile £48.63 £75.00 £40.22
England median hourly rate £42.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +5.00% +6.67% +4.17%

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 August 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 17 August 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 17 August 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
Birmingham +7 120 £375 - 59
Coventry +8 109 £444 +14.52% 19
Staffordshire -3 56 £325 -2.99% 52
Solihull +11 25 £325 - 7
Shropshire -22 20 £450 -10.00% 13
Worcestershire +3 15 £375 +15.38% 34
Herefordshire -9 11 £375 +25.00% 8
Wolverhampton +3 10 £475 +35.71% 5
Warwickshire -16 10 £375 +25.00% 29
Kingswinford -4 1 £400 -15.79%
West Bromwich - 1 £475 -
C#
England

For the 6 months to 17 August 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#.

1 314 (74.94%) .NET
2 189 (45.11%) SQL Server
3 181 (43.20%) Agile Software Development
4 159 (37.95%) SQL
5 143 (34.13%) ASP.NET
5 143 (34.13%) Microsoft Azure
6 141 (33.65%) JavaScript
7 122 (29.12%) HTML
8 121 (28.88%) CSS
9 115 (27.45%) Microsoft
10 112 (26.73%) MVC
11 78 (18.62%) Continuous Integration
12 77 (18.38%) TDD
13 75 (17.90%) .NET Framework
14 74 (17.66%) ASP.NET Web API
15 72 (17.18%) Visual Studio
16 68 (16.23%) Windows
16 68 (16.23%) AngularJS
17 66 (15.75%) Git (software)
18 59 (14.08%) DevOps
18 59 (14.08%) Scrum
19 58 (13.84%) ASP.NET MVC
19 58 (13.84%) jQuery
20 56 (13.37%) Test Automation
20 56 (13.37%) BDD
21 55 (13.13%) PowerShell
22 52 (12.41%) Web Services
23 46 (10.98%) Selenium
24 45 (10.74%) WCF
25 44 (10.50%) T-SQL

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 25 (5.97%) BizTalk Server
2 16 (3.82%) Confluence
3 13 (3.10%) nginx
3 13 (3.10%) Tomcat
4 11 (2.63%) CMS
5 10 (2.39%) SharePoint
6 8 (1.91%) Elasticsearch
7 3 (0.72%) OpenStack
7 3 (0.72%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 3 (0.72%) Sitefinity
8 2 (0.48%) Apache
8 2 (0.48%) Drupal
8 2 (0.48%) EPiServer
8 2 (0.48%) JBoss
8 2 (0.48%) MS Exchange
8 2 (0.48%) Sitecore CMS
8 2 (0.48%) Umbraco
8 2 (0.48%) WebLogic
9 1 (0.24%) NServiceBus
9 1 (0.24%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 2 (0.48%) AutoCAD
1 2 (0.48%) CATIA
1 2 (0.48%) PTC Creo
1 2 (0.48%) Revit
1 2 (0.48%) Siemens NX
1 2 (0.48%) SOLIDWORKS
1 2 (0.48%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 26 (6.21%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (1.19%) Dynamics AX
3 4 (0.95%) SAP MII
4 2 (0.48%) ENOVIA
4 2 (0.48%) Oracle ERP
4 2 (0.48%) Teamcenter
5 1 (0.24%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 143 (34.13%) Microsoft Azure
2 26 (6.21%) PaaS
3 24 (5.73%) Dynamics 365
4 21 (5.01%) IaaS
5 19 (4.53%) SaaS
6 16 (3.82%) GitHub
7 15 (3.58%) Cloud Computing
7 15 (3.58%) Google Cloud Platform
8 14 (3.34%) Google Analytics
9 11 (2.63%) Serverless
10 10 (2.39%) Office 365
11 6 (1.43%) Amazon AWS
11 6 (1.43%) Azure Functions
12 5 (1.19%) OneDrive
12 5 (1.19%) Slack
13 2 (0.48%) Azure Data Factory
13 2 (0.48%) G Suite
13 2 (0.48%) Google Drive
14 1 (0.24%) AWS CloudFormation
14 1 (0.24%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 17 (4.06%) HTTP
2 16 (3.82%) TCP/IP
3 15 (3.58%) Internet
4 14 (3.34%) SSL
5 8 (1.91%) SMS
6 5 (1.19%) Network Security
7 2 (0.48%) Intranet
8 1 (0.24%) Intrusion Detection
8 1 (0.24%) RS-232
8 1 (0.24%) SMTP
8 1 (0.24%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 189 (45.11%) SQL Server
2 35 (8.35%) NoSQL
3 34 (8.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 26 (6.21%) MongoDB
5 22 (5.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 18 (4.30%) SQL Server 2008
7 13 (3.10%) Redis
8 12 (2.86%) Relational Database
9 8 (1.91%) Azure SQL Database
9 8 (1.91%) MySQL
10 7 (1.67%) DB2
10 7 (1.67%) SQL Server 2012
11 6 (1.43%) Data Warehouse
11 6 (1.43%) SQL Server 2014
11 6 (1.43%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 5 (1.19%) PostgreSQL
13 4 (0.95%) MS Access
14 3 (0.72%) Apache Cassandra
14 3 (0.72%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
14 3 (0.72%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 72 (17.18%) Visual Studio
2 66 (15.75%) Git (software)
3 46 (10.98%) Selenium
4 39 (9.31%) Team Foundation Server
5 31 (7.40%) SpecFlow
6 29 (6.92%) Visual Studio Team System
7 26 (6.21%) Cucumber
8 22 (5.25%) JIRA
8 22 (5.25%) WebDriver
9 21 (5.01%) Grunt
9 21 (5.01%) gulp
10 17 (4.06%) Jenkins
11 14 (3.34%) Ant
12 13 (3.10%) Gatling
12 13 (3.10%) IntelliJ
12 13 (3.10%) Karma Test Runner
12 13 (3.10%) Sublime Text
13 11 (2.63%) Bitbucket
14 8 (1.91%) TeamCity
15 7 (1.67%) NUnit
General
1 27 (6.44%) Finance
2 17 (4.06%) Marketing
3 16 (3.82%) Back Office
4 12 (2.86%) Retail
5 8 (1.91%) Local Government
6 6 (1.43%) Law
7 5 (1.19%) Automotive
8 4 (0.95%) Electronics
8 4 (0.95%) Telecoms
9 3 (0.72%) Games
9 3 (0.72%) General Ledger
9 3 (0.72%) Manufacturing
10 2 (0.48%) Aerospace
11 1 (0.24%) Advertising
11 1 (0.24%) Banking
11 1 (0.24%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 287 (68.50%) Developer
2 134 (31.98%) .NET Developer
3 90 (21.48%) C# Developer
4 67 (15.99%) C# .NET Developer
5 44 (10.50%) Software Developer
6 26 (6.21%) DevOps Engineer
6 26 (6.21%) Full Stack Developer
7 25 (5.97%) Analyst
7 25 (5.97%) ASP.NET Developer
8 21 (5.01%) Software Engineer
9 20 (4.77%) BizTalk Developer
10 19 (4.53%) Azure Developer
11 18 (4.30%) .NET Software Developer
11 18 (4.30%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
12 16 (3.82%) C# ASP.NET Developer
12 16 (3.82%) C# Software Developer
12 16 (3.82%) Senior Developer
12 16 (3.82%) Test Analyst
13 15 (3.58%) Agile Developer
13 15 (3.58%) Angular Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 314 (74.94%) .NET
2 143 (34.13%) ASP.NET
3 122 (29.12%) HTML
4 121 (28.88%) CSS
5 75 (17.90%) .NET Framework
6 74 (17.66%) ASP.NET Web API
7 68 (16.23%) AngularJS
8 58 (13.84%) ASP.NET MVC
8 58 (13.84%) jQuery
9 52 (12.41%) Web Services
10 45 (10.74%) WCF
11 43 (10.26%) XML
12 38 (9.07%) Entity Framework
13 37 (8.83%) JSON
14 32 (7.64%) .NET Core
15 31 (7.40%) Node.js
16 30 (7.16%) RESTful
17 28 (6.68%) Gherkin
18 27 (6.44%) Twitter Bootstrap
18 27 (6.44%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 23 (5.49%) Enterprise Software
2 18 (4.30%) Greenfield Project
3 16 (3.82%) Public Cloud
4 14 (3.34%) Mobile App
4 14 (3.34%) User Experience
5 12 (2.86%) Self-Motivation
6 6 (1.43%) Analytical Skills
7 5 (1.19%) Computer Science
7 5 (1.19%) Linux Command Line
8 4 (0.95%) Robotics
9 3 (0.72%) Algorithms
9 3 (0.72%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
10 2 (0.48%) Data Centre
10 2 (0.48%) Data Protection Act
10 2 (0.48%) Management Information System
10 2 (0.48%) Private Cloud
11 1 (0.24%) Analytical Mindset
11 1 (0.24%) Digital Media
11 1 (0.24%) iPhone
11 1 (0.24%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 68 (16.23%) Windows
2 21 (5.01%) Linux
2 21 (5.01%) Windows Server
3 18 (4.30%) Windows Server 2012
4 15 (3.58%) Unix
5 13 (3.10%) Ubuntu
6 12 (2.86%) Android
7 11 (2.63%) Apple iOS
8 2 (0.48%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.24%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.24%) Solaris
9 1 (0.24%) VMS
9 1 (0.24%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 181 (43.20%) Agile Software Development
2 112 (26.73%) MVC
3 78 (18.62%) Continuous Integration
4 77 (18.38%) TDD
5 59 (14.08%) DevOps
5 59 (14.08%) Scrum
6 56 (13.37%) BDD
6 56 (13.37%) Test Automation
7 34 (8.11%) Kanban
8 32 (7.64%) Microservices
9 31 (7.40%) Migration
10 29 (6.92%) OO
11 28 (6.68%) SOLID
11 28 (6.68%) Web Development
12 27 (6.44%) CRM
12 27 (6.44%) Software Engineering
13 26 (6.21%) Front End Development
14 21 (5.01%) Continuous Improvement
14 21 (5.01%) OOP
15 20 (4.77%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 159 (37.95%) SQL
2 141 (33.65%) JavaScript
3 55 (13.13%) PowerShell
4 44 (10.50%) T-SQL
5 32 (7.64%) Java
6 28 (6.68%) VB.NET
7 26 (6.21%) Python
8 17 (4.06%) Ruby
9 15 (3.58%) Perl
10 14 (3.34%) Groovy
10 14 (3.34%) Haskell
10 14 (3.34%) TypeScript
11 12 (2.86%) C++
12 8 (1.91%) XAML
13 7 (1.67%) Scala
14 6 (1.43%) C
15 4 (0.95%) PHP
15 4 (0.95%) PL/SQL
15 4 (0.95%) VBScript
16 3 (0.72%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 23 (5.49%) Security Cleared
2 14 (3.34%) SC Cleared
3 8 (1.91%) Degree
4 4 (0.95%) BC Cleared
4 4 (0.95%) BPSS Clearance
4 4 (0.95%) ISTQB
5 3 (0.72%) Computer Science Degree
5 3 (0.72%) ISEB
6 1 (0.24%) CISSP
6 1 (0.24%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (0.24%) MCSD
6 1 (0.24%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.24%) Numerate Degree
6 1 (0.24%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (2.86%) QA
2 8 (1.91%) WCAG
3 5 (1.19%) WAI
4 2 (0.48%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.48%) GDPR
4 2 (0.48%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.24%) GCP
5 1 (0.24%) IEC 62304
5 1 (0.24%) ISO 26262
5 1 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.24%) MISRA
5 1 (0.24%) MISRA C
System Software
1 29 (6.92%) Docker
2 18 (4.30%) Active Directory
3 4 (0.95%) Hyper-V
3 4 (0.95%) Microsoft App-V
3 4 (0.95%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.24%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.24%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 19 (4.53%) Puppet
2 17 (4.06%) WSUS
3 13 (3.10%) Grafana
3 13 (3.10%) Kibana
4 5 (1.19%) Ansible
4 5 (1.19%) Kubernetes
4 5 (1.19%) Opscode Chef
5 4 (0.95%) SCCM
5 4 (0.95%) Terraform
5 4 (0.95%) vCenter Server
6 3 (0.72%) SELinux
7 1 (0.24%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 115 (27.45%) Microsoft
2 35 (8.35%) Google
3 23 (5.49%) Xamarin
4 13 (3.10%) Oracle
5 9 (2.15%) SAP
6 7 (1.67%) Teradata
7 6 (1.43%) Capita
8 5 (1.19%) SaltStack
8 5 (1.19%) VMware
9 4 (0.95%) JD Edwards
10 3 (0.72%) Blue Prism
10 3 (0.72%) Rackspace
10 3 (0.72%) UiPath
11 2 (0.48%) Adobe
11 2 (0.48%) PTC
11 2 (0.48%) Sitecore
11 2 (0.48%) webMethods
12 1 (0.24%) HP
12 1 (0.24%) Mercator
12 1 (0.24%) Telerik