Period
to 13 November 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 13 November 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
13 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 16 19 20
Rank change year-on-year +3 +1 -2
Contract jobs citing C# 430 347 444
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 8.42% 7.26% 7.22%
As % of the Programming Languages category 23.86% 23.40% 22.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 272 221 287
West Midlands median daily rate £411 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.67% +7.14% -
10th Percentile £310 £275 £260
90th Percentile £536 £488 £488
England median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 13 11
West Midlands median hourly rate £53.50 £26.50 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +101.89% +10.42% +9.09%
10th Percentile £31.53 £22.00 £22.00
90th Percentile £61.19 £44.25 £43.75
England median hourly rate £42.50 £44.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year -3.41% +10.00% -

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 1,802 1,483 1,973
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 35.28% 31.02% 32.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,112 956 1,211
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.68% +3.33% +7.14%
10th Percentile £300 £250 £250
90th Percentile £550 £538 £500
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +3.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 48 59
West Midlands median hourly rate £40.00 £32.25 £27.69
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +24.03% +16.47% +12.08%
10th Percentile £15.25 £15.23 £14.35
90th Percentile £57.60 £51.13 £42.75
England median hourly rate £42.19 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +5.48% +6.67% +1.35%

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 13 November 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 13 November 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 13 November 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 -4 107 £450 +16.13% 38
Birmingham +4 92 £400 +6.67% 128
Staffordshire +2 73 £375 - 70
Shropshire -24 41 £403 -9.55% 24
Warwickshire +1 26 £500 +60.00% 38
Solihull +8 16 £390 -1.27% 16
Wolverhampton +6 10 £475 +35.71% 8
Worcestershire 0 4 £325 -7.14% 47
Walsall +1 3 £356 +14.92% 6
Herefordshire -17 2 £390 +20.00% 8
West Bromwich -1 1 £475 +111.11%
C#
England

For the 6 months to 13 November 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#.

1 315 (73.26%) .NET
2 199 (46.28%) Agile Software Development
3 194 (45.12%) SQL Server
4 177 (41.16%) JavaScript
5 176 (40.93%) Microsoft Azure
6 170 (39.53%) SQL
7 166 (38.60%) ASP.NET
8 150 (34.88%) MVC
9 132 (30.70%) HTML
10 128 (29.77%) CSS
11 116 (26.98%) Microsoft
12 97 (22.56%) TDD
13 91 (21.16%) .NET Framework
13 91 (21.16%) Continuous Integration
14 86 (20.00%) jQuery
15 81 (18.84%) Web Services
16 78 (18.14%) ASP.NET Web API
17 77 (17.91%) Visual Studio
18 72 (16.74%) Git (software)
19 71 (16.51%) ASP.NET MVC
20 69 (16.05%) Scrum
21 62 (14.42%) DevOps
22 58 (13.49%) Windows
23 57 (13.26%) AngularJS
24 56 (13.02%) Team Foundation Server
24 56 (13.02%) Selenium
25 55 (12.79%) Microservices
26 54 (12.56%) Test Automation
27 52 (12.09%) NoSQL
28 49 (11.40%) JIRA

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 (5.35%) BizTalk Server
2 19 (4.42%) nginx
2 19 (4.42%) Tomcat
3 15 (3.49%) CMS
4 13 (3.02%) Confluence
5 12 (2.79%) OpenStack
6 11 (2.56%) SharePoint
7 7 (1.63%) Apache
7 7 (1.63%) Elasticsearch
7 7 (1.63%) JBoss
7 7 (1.63%) WebLogic
8 5 (1.16%) Drupal
8 5 (1.16%) Sitecore CMS
9 2 (0.47%) EPiServer
9 2 (0.47%) MS Exchange
9 2 (0.47%) Sitefinity
10 1 (0.23%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 1 (0.23%) Umbraco
Applications
1 1 (0.23%) AutoCAD
1 1 (0.23%) Revit
Business Applications
1 38 (8.84%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.70%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.47%) SAP MII
4 1 (0.23%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.23%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 176 (40.93%) Microsoft Azure
2 49 (11.40%) Dynamics 365
3 24 (5.58%) SaaS
4 23 (5.35%) Amazon AWS
5 21 (4.88%) GitHub
6 19 (4.42%) Google Analytics
6 19 (4.42%) PaaS
7 15 (3.49%) IaaS
8 12 (2.79%) Serverless
9 11 (2.56%) Office 365
10 10 (2.33%) Cloud Computing
11 8 (1.86%) Azure Functions
12 5 (1.16%) Azure Data Factory
13 4 (0.93%) Google Cloud Platform
14 2 (0.47%) G Suite
14 2 (0.47%) Google Drive
14 2 (0.47%) OneDrive
15 1 (0.23%) AWS CloudFormation
15 1 (0.23%) AWS Lambda
15 1 (0.23%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 27 (6.28%) HTTP
2 20 (4.65%) TCP/IP
3 19 (4.42%) SSL
4 8 (1.86%) 802.11
4 8 (1.86%) SNMP
4 8 (1.86%) VPN
5 7 (1.63%) Internet
6 6 (1.40%) VoIP
6 6 (1.40%) Wireless
7 3 (0.70%) SMS
8 2 (0.47%) Intranet
8 2 (0.47%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 194 (45.12%) SQL Server
2 52 (12.09%) NoSQL
3 37 (8.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 34 (7.91%) MongoDB
5 27 (6.28%) Relational Database
6 26 (6.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 14 (3.26%) Redis
8 12 (2.79%) MySQL
8 12 (2.79%) PostgreSQL
9 11 (2.56%) DB2
10 10 (2.33%) Azure SQL Database
10 10 (2.33%) RDBMS
10 10 (2.33%) SQL Server 2016
11 9 (2.09%) Apache Cassandra
11 9 (2.09%) Cosmos DB
11 9 (2.09%) SQL Server 2012
12 8 (1.86%) SQLite
13 6 (1.40%) Big Data
13 6 (1.40%) Hadoop
13 6 (1.40%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 77 (17.91%) Visual Studio
2 72 (16.74%) Git (software)
3 56 (13.02%) Selenium
3 56 (13.02%) Team Foundation Server
4 49 (11.40%) JIRA
5 36 (8.37%) Jenkins
6 34 (7.91%) Visual Studio Team System
7 33 (7.67%) Cucumber
8 28 (6.51%) Grunt
8 28 (6.51%) gulp
9 19 (4.42%) Ant
9 19 (4.42%) Gatling
9 19 (4.42%) IntelliJ
9 19 (4.42%) Karma Test Runner
9 19 (4.42%) Sublime Text
10 18 (4.19%) NUnit
11 14 (3.26%) AccuRev
11 14 (3.26%) Eclipse
11 14 (3.26%) SpecFlow
12 13 (3.02%) Moq
General
1 21 (4.88%) Marketing
2 15 (3.49%) Finance
3 13 (3.02%) Back Office
4 9 (2.09%) Retail
5 8 (1.86%) Law
5 8 (1.86%) Local Government
6 5 (1.16%) Telecoms
7 4 (0.93%) Games
7 4 (0.93%) Manufacturing
8 3 (0.70%) Aerospace
8 3 (0.70%) Automotive
8 3 (0.70%) Electronics
9 1 (0.23%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.23%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 326 (75.81%) Developer
2 152 (35.35%) .NET Developer
3 102 (23.72%) C# Developer
4 69 (16.05%) C# .NET Developer
5 39 (9.07%) Software Developer
6 28 (6.51%) Azure Developer
7 22 (5.12%) Full Stack Developer
8 20 (4.65%) Agile Developer
8 20 (4.65%) Architect
9 19 (4.42%) Applications Developer
9 19 (4.42%) Senior Developer
10 18 (4.19%) ASP.NET Developer
10 18 (4.19%) DevOps Engineer
11 17 (3.95%) Senior .NET Developer
12 16 (3.72%) Tester
13 15 (3.49%) Agile .NET Developer
13 15 (3.49%) Angular Developer
13 15 (3.49%) BizTalk Developer
14 14 (3.26%) C# Software Developer
14 14 (3.26%) JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 315 (73.26%) .NET
2 166 (38.60%) ASP.NET
3 132 (30.70%) HTML
4 128 (29.77%) CSS
5 91 (21.16%) .NET Framework
6 86 (20.00%) jQuery
7 81 (18.84%) Web Services
8 78 (18.14%) ASP.NET Web API
9 71 (16.51%) ASP.NET MVC
10 57 (13.26%) AngularJS
11 47 (10.93%) WCF
12 43 (10.00%) HTML5
13 42 (9.77%) SOAP
14 40 (9.30%) JSON
14 40 (9.30%) REST
15 39 (9.07%) XML
16 34 (7.91%) RESTful
17 32 (7.44%) Node.js
18 31 (7.21%) WinForms
19 30 (6.98%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 30 (6.98%) Mobile App
2 23 (5.35%) Computer Science
2 23 (5.35%) Enterprise Software
3 21 (4.88%) Public Cloud
3 21 (4.88%) User Experience
4 15 (3.49%) Self-Motivation
5 13 (3.02%) Greenfield Project
6 9 (2.09%) SCADA
7 8 (1.86%) Cyberthreat
7 8 (1.86%) iPhone
8 7 (1.63%) Wiki
9 4 (0.93%) Analytical Skills
9 4 (0.93%) N-Tier
10 1 (0.23%) 3D Graphics
10 1 (0.23%) Analytical Mindset
10 1 (0.23%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 1 (0.23%) Management Information System
10 1 (0.23%) Robotics
10 1 (0.23%) Social Media
10 1 (0.23%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 58 (13.49%) Windows
2 31 (7.21%) Linux
3 21 (4.88%) Android
4 19 (4.42%) Ubuntu
4 19 (4.42%) Windows Server
5 18 (4.19%) Apple iOS
5 18 (4.19%) Windows Server 2012
6 9 (2.09%) Kali Linux
7 8 (1.86%) Unix
8 5 (1.16%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.23%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 199 (46.28%) Agile Software Development
2 150 (34.88%) MVC
3 97 (22.56%) TDD
4 91 (21.16%) Continuous Integration
5 69 (16.05%) Scrum
6 62 (14.42%) DevOps
7 55 (12.79%) Microservices
8 54 (12.56%) Test Automation
9 49 (11.40%) SOLID
10 40 (9.30%) BDD
10 40 (9.30%) CRM
11 35 (8.14%) Kanban
12 32 (7.44%) Open Source
13 31 (7.21%) Workflow
14 29 (6.74%) OO
15 27 (6.28%) Migration
16 26 (6.05%) Web Development
17 25 (5.81%) Software Engineering
18 21 (4.88%) OOP
18 21 (4.88%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 177 (41.16%) JavaScript
2 170 (39.53%) SQL
3 43 (10.00%) Python
4 37 (8.60%) PowerShell
5 35 (8.14%) Java
6 32 (7.44%) Ruby
7 31 (7.21%) VB.NET
8 26 (6.05%) T-SQL
9 19 (4.42%) Groovy
9 19 (4.42%) Haskell
9 19 (4.42%) Perl
10 11 (2.56%) C
10 11 (2.56%) TypeScript
11 10 (2.33%) Scala
12 9 (2.09%) Apple Swift
12 9 (2.09%) Bash Shell
12 9 (2.09%) Lua
12 9 (2.09%) Objective-C
13 8 (1.86%) C++
14 7 (1.63%) VB
Qualifications
1 31 (7.21%) Degree
2 30 (6.98%) Security Cleared
3 18 (4.19%) SC Cleared
4 8 (1.86%) OSCE
5 4 (0.93%) BPSS Clearance
6 3 (0.70%) BC Cleared
7 2 (0.47%) Computer Science Degree
7 2 (0.47%) CREST Certified
7 2 (0.47%) DBS Check
7 2 (0.47%) GPEN
7 2 (0.47%) OSCP
7 2 (0.47%) SANS
7 2 (0.47%) Tigerscheme
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (2.09%) WCAG
2 4 (0.93%) QA
3 2 (0.47%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.47%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.23%) WAI
System Software
1 43 (10.00%) Docker
2 13 (3.02%) Active Directory
3 5 (1.16%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 19 (4.42%) Grafana
1 19 (4.42%) Kibana
1 19 (4.42%) Puppet
2 13 (3.02%) WSUS
3 9 (2.09%) HockeyApp
3 9 (2.09%) Nessus
3 9 (2.09%) Nmap
4 7 (1.63%) Kubernetes
5 6 (1.40%) Terraform
Vendors
1 116 (26.98%) Microsoft
2 31 (7.21%) Oracle
3 27 (6.28%) Google
4 18 (4.19%) Xamarin
5 12 (2.79%) Atlassian
6 11 (2.56%) Teradata
7 9 (2.09%) Apple
7 9 (2.09%) Twitter
8 7 (1.63%) SAP
9 5 (1.16%) Sitecore
10 4 (0.93%) Hitachi
10 4 (0.93%) JD Edwards
11 3 (0.70%) Adobe
11 3 (0.70%) Rackspace
11 3 (0.70%) Telerik
11 3 (0.70%) webMethods
12 2 (0.47%) Salesforce.com
13 1 (0.23%) DevExpress
13 1 (0.23%) Mercator
13 1 (0.23%) Tableau