Period
to 25 February 2020

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 25 February 2020 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
25 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 18 13 14
Rank change year-on-year -5 +1 +4
Contract jobs citing C# 231 467 375
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 7.41% 9.37% 8.00%
As % of the Programming Languages category 21.96% 26.09% 23.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 161 288 232
West Midlands median daily rate £450 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +13.33% +7.14%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £276
90th Percentile £550 £572 £525
England median daily rate £450 £454 £450
% change year-on-year -0.88% +0.89% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 11 12
West Midlands median hourly rate £42.50 £45.00 £32.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.56% +37.40% +31.00%
10th Percentile £41.25 £40.00 £21.62
90th Percentile £43.75 £60.63 £48.75
England median hourly rate £47.83 £43.75 £44.56
% change year-on-year +9.33% -1.81% +8.68%

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 1,052 1,790 1,568
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 33.74% 35.93% 33.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 668 1,063 991
West Midlands median daily rate £440 £425 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.53% +9.68% +3.33%
10th Percentile £311 £306 £250
90th Percentile £575 £563 £538
England median daily rate £488 £485 £475
% change year-on-year +0.52% +2.11% +11.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 31 52
West Midlands median hourly rate £35.00 £45.00 £33.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.22% +36.36% +32.00%
England median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -

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 25 February 2020.

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#
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 25 February 2020. 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 -1 94 £487 +8.28% 27
Birmingham -13 64 £450 +12.50% 88
Shropshire +37 18 £353 -2.08% 8
Staffordshire -4 15 £350 -2.78% 46
Solihull +3 11 £438 +6.71% 13
Warwickshire -6 9 £375 -25.00% 16
Herefordshire -1 2 £400 -15.79% 6
Worcestershire -5 2 £350 -15.15% 40
Sutton Coldfield - 1 £400 - 4
C#
England

For the 6 months to 25 February 2020, 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#.

1 169 (73.16%) .NET
2 127 (54.98%) Agile Software Development
3 124 (53.68%) Azure
4 102 (44.16%) JavaScript
5 91 (39.39%) SQL
6 86 (37.23%) Microsoft
7 81 (35.06%) SQL Server
8 61 (26.41%) ASP.NET
9 59 (25.54%) DevOps
10 58 (25.11%) MVC
11 43 (18.61%) HTML
12 40 (17.32%) Power Platform
13 39 (16.88%) CRM
14 38 (16.45%) CSS
14 38 (16.45%) Scrum
14 38 (16.45%) Dynamics CRM
14 38 (16.45%) Dynamics 365
15 37 (16.02%) ASP.NET MVC
16 36 (15.58%) .NET Framework
16 36 (15.58%) Power BI
17 32 (13.85%) SharePoint
18 31 (13.42%) TDD
19 29 (12.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
19 29 (12.55%) Test Automation
20 28 (12.12%) Java
21 25 (10.82%) Python
22 24 (10.39%) UML
22 24 (10.39%) Continuous Integration
23 23 (9.96%) Git (software)
23 23 (9.96%) Migration

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 32 (13.85%) SharePoint
2 8 (3.46%) BizTalk Server
3 7 (3.03%) WebLogic
4 5 (2.16%) CMS
5 4 (1.73%) IIS
5 4 (1.73%) Umbraco
6 3 (1.30%) WinCC
7 2 (0.87%) nginx
7 2 (0.87%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.43%) Apache
8 1 (0.43%) Confluence
8 1 (0.43%) JBoss
8 1 (0.43%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (0.43%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (0.87%) InfoPath
1 2 (0.87%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.43%) Adobe XD
Business Applications
1 38 (16.45%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.87%) Payment Gateway
3 1 (0.43%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 124 (53.68%) Azure
2 40 (17.32%) Power Platform
3 38 (16.45%) Dynamics 365
4 13 (5.63%) GitHub
5 12 (5.19%) AWS
5 12 (5.19%) Serverless
6 10 (4.33%) Azure Functions
7 7 (3.03%) GCP
7 7 (3.03%) PaaS
8 6 (2.60%) Amazon EKS
9 4 (1.73%) PowerApps
10 3 (1.30%) Azure Active Directory
10 3 (1.30%) Cloud Computing
11 2 (0.87%) Azure Data Factory
11 2 (0.87%) Google Analytics
11 2 (0.87%) SaaS
12 1 (0.43%) Azure Stack
12 1 (0.43%) Microsoft Flow
12 1 (0.43%) Office 365
12 1 (0.43%) Sage Pay
Communications & Networking
1 2 (0.87%) HTTP
1 2 (0.87%) Internet
1 2 (0.87%) RTSP
1 2 (0.87%) SSL
1 2 (0.87%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 81 (35.06%) SQL Server
2 36 (15.58%) Power BI
3 29 (12.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 17 (7.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 14 (6.06%) Azure SQL Database
6 10 (4.33%) Relational Database
7 6 (2.60%) NoSQL
7 6 (2.60%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 5 (2.16%) Data Warehouse
9 4 (1.73%) Cosmos DB
9 4 (1.73%) InfluxDB
9 4 (1.73%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 4 (1.73%) MongoDB
9 4 (1.73%) MySQL
9 4 (1.73%) Oracle Database
10 3 (1.30%) SQL Server 2016
11 2 (0.87%) Data Lake
11 2 (0.87%) SQL Server 2012
11 2 (0.87%) SQL Server 2014
11 2 (0.87%) SQL Server 2017
Development Applications
1 23 (9.96%) Git (software)
2 20 (8.66%) Visual Studio Team System
3 18 (7.79%) Jenkins
4 15 (6.49%) Selenium
5 14 (6.06%) Cucumber
6 13 (5.63%) SpecFlow
7 10 (4.33%) JIRA
7 10 (4.33%) Team Foundation Server
7 10 (4.33%) Visual Studio
8 6 (2.60%) Artifactory
8 6 (2.60%) CircleCI
8 6 (2.60%) Sonatype Nexus
9 5 (2.16%) Mocha
9 5 (2.16%) MSTest
9 5 (2.16%) NUnit
10 3 (1.30%) Grunt
10 3 (1.30%) gulp
10 3 (1.30%) Postman
11 2 (0.87%) Gatling
11 2 (0.87%) webpack
General
1 22 (9.52%) Public Sector
2 9 (3.90%) Law
3 6 (2.60%) Banking
4 5 (2.16%) Finance
5 4 (1.73%) Manufacturing
6 2 (0.87%) Marketing
6 2 (0.87%) Multimedia
7 1 (0.43%) Automotive
7 1 (0.43%) Back Office
7 1 (0.43%) Games
7 1 (0.43%) Local Government
7 1 (0.43%) Military
7 1 (0.43%) Retail
7 1 (0.43%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 156 (67.53%) Developer
2 49 (21.21%) .NET Developer
3 43 (18.61%) C# Developer
4 25 (10.82%) CRM Developer
5 22 (9.52%) C# .NET Developer
6 20 (8.66%) Architect
7 19 (8.23%) Azure Developer
7 19 (8.23%) Lead Developer
8 17 (7.36%) Dynamics CRM Developer
9 15 (6.49%) Technical Architect
10 14 (6.06%) Full Stack Developer
11 13 (5.63%) Software Developer
12 12 (5.19%) Tester
13 11 (4.76%) Microsoft Developer
14 10 (4.33%) Agile Developer
14 10 (4.33%) Applications Support
14 10 (4.33%) Azure Engineer
15 9 (3.90%) Senior Developer
16 8 (3.46%) Automation Tester
16 8 (3.46%) QA Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 169 (73.16%) .NET
2 61 (26.41%) ASP.NET
3 43 (18.61%) HTML
4 38 (16.45%) CSS
5 37 (16.02%) ASP.NET MVC
6 36 (15.58%) .NET Framework
7 21 (9.09%) ASP.NET Web API
8 20 (8.66%) .NET Core
9 19 (8.23%) jQuery
10 18 (7.79%) XML
11 17 (7.36%) AngularJS
12 16 (6.93%) Web Services
13 15 (6.49%) HTML5
13 15 (6.49%) OAuth
13 15 (6.49%) OpenID
13 15 (6.49%) SAML
14 14 (6.06%) Entity Framework
14 14 (6.06%) Node.js
15 13 (5.63%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 12 (5.19%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 18 (7.79%) Greenfield Project
2 12 (5.19%) Enterprise Software
3 11 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (3.03%) Cloud Native
5 5 (2.16%) SCADA
6 3 (1.30%) Self-Motivation
7 2 (0.87%) Mobile App
7 2 (0.87%) MPEG
8 1 (0.43%) CCTV
8 1 (0.43%) IVR
8 1 (0.43%) N-Tier
8 1 (0.43%) Public Cloud
8 1 (0.43%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 18 (7.79%) Linux
2 10 (4.33%) Unix
3 9 (3.90%) Windows
4 6 (2.60%) CentOS
4 6 (2.60%) CoreOS
5 3 (1.30%) Mac OS
6 2 (0.87%) Ubuntu
6 2 (0.87%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 127 (54.98%) Agile Software Development
2 59 (25.54%) DevOps
3 58 (25.11%) MVC
4 39 (16.88%) CRM
5 38 (16.45%) Scrum
6 31 (13.42%) TDD
7 29 (12.55%) Test Automation
8 24 (10.39%) Continuous Integration
8 24 (10.39%) UML
9 23 (9.96%) Migration
10 22 (9.52%) Data Migration
11 21 (9.09%) BDD
11 21 (9.09%) Microservices
11 21 (9.09%) Problem-Solving
11 21 (9.09%) SOLID
12 20 (8.66%) Kanban
13 19 (8.23%) ArchiMate
14 18 (7.79%) Test Strategy
15 17 (7.36%) OO
16 16 (6.93%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 102 (44.16%) JavaScript
2 91 (39.39%) SQL
3 28 (12.12%) Java
4 25 (10.82%) Python
5 21 (9.09%) PowerShell
6 17 (7.36%) VB
6 17 (7.36%) VB6
7 14 (6.06%) C
8 9 (3.90%) Ruby
8 9 (3.90%) T-SQL
9 8 (3.46%) Go
10 7 (3.03%) C++
11 6 (2.60%) Rust
11 6 (2.60%) VB.NET
12 5 (2.16%) Scala
13 3 (1.30%) TypeScript
14 2 (0.87%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
14 2 (0.87%) Groovy
14 2 (0.87%) Haskell
14 2 (0.87%) R
Qualifications
1 11 (4.76%) Security Cleared
2 6 (2.60%) SC Cleared
3 4 (1.73%) Degree
4 3 (1.30%) DV Cleared
4 3 (1.30%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (0.87%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (0.87%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (0.43%) AWS Certification
6 1 (0.43%) MCPD
6 1 (0.43%) MCSD
6 1 (0.43%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (6.49%) QA
2 2 (0.87%) Data Quality
2 2 (0.87%) PSD2
3 1 (0.43%) WCAG
System Software
1 8 (3.46%) Docker
2 5 (2.16%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.87%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.43%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.43%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.43%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 9 (3.90%) Kubernetes
2 7 (3.03%) Ansible
3 6 (2.60%) Grafana
3 6 (2.60%) Terraform
4 3 (1.30%) Puppet
5 2 (0.87%) Kibana
5 2 (0.87%) MIIS
6 1 (0.43%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 86 (37.23%) Microsoft
2 12 (5.19%) Oracle
3 7 (3.03%) webMethods
4 6 (2.60%) Confluent
4 6 (2.60%) Veracode
5 3 (1.30%) Salesforce.com
5 3 (1.30%) UiPath
6 2 (0.87%) Adobe
6 2 (0.87%) Blue Prism
6 2 (0.87%) Databricks
6 2 (0.87%) Google
6 2 (0.87%) Sage
6 2 (0.87%) ServiceNow
6 2 (0.87%) Sitecore
6 2 (0.87%) TIBCO
7 1 (0.43%) AppDynamics
7 1 (0.43%) New Relic
7 1 (0.43%) Nintex
7 1 (0.43%) PagerDuty
7 1 (0.43%) VMware