The first table below looks at the demand for C# skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited C# over the 3 months to 28 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Programming Languages category for the England region.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
C#
Rank 16 14 15
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +1
Contract jobs citing C# 3922 4316 4631
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 7.94% 9.26% 8.74%
As % of the Programming Languages category 21.25% 23.94% 23.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 2660 2994 3098
Average daily rate
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£375 £400 £386
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +3.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £556 £600 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £315
% change year-on-year
- +3.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 77 115
Average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.40 £30.00 £19.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.10 £52.80 £48.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
Programming Languages Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
18455 18027 19368
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 37.37% 38.69% 36.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 12015 11382 11801
Average daily rate £395 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.25% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 389 524 747
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.40% +1.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £17.50 £18.47
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.00 £50.00 £46.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
C#
UK

C#
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing C# across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Programming Languages category.

C# Jobs Demand Trend in England

C#
Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing C# across the England region.

C# Daily Rate Trend in England

C#
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing C# across the England region over the 3 months to 28 July 2014.

C# Daily Rate Histogram in England

C#
Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing C# across the England region.

C# Hourly Rate Trend in England

C#
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing C# across the England region over the 3 months to 28 July 2014.

C# Hourly Rate Histogram in England

C#
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing C# within the England region over the 3 months to 28 July 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -8 1844 £438 -2.77% 830
South East -5 649 £350 -2.71% 450
East of England -2 289 £350 - 223
South West +1 266 £325 +0.77% 207
North West +2 255 £325 +8.33% 282
Yorkshire +6 216 £320 +6.66% 206
West Midlands -5 195 £338 +12.50% 159
East Midlands +1 148 £315 +14.54% 143
North East -5 39 £300 -6.61% 67
Midlands -5 3 £300 -33.33% 2
South Coast - 1 - -
C#
UK

C#
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing C# also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited C#.

1 6061 (77.41%) .NET
2 3587 (45.81%) SQL Server
3 3540 (45.21%) ASP.NET
4 2714 (34.66%) SQL
5 2452 (31.32%) JavaScript
6 2431 (31.05%) MVC
7 2287 (29.21%) HTML
8 1768 (22.58%) CSS
9 1584 (20.23%) Microsoft
10 1578 (20.15%) TDD
11 1518 (19.39%) WCF
12 1451 (18.53%) Agile Software Development
12 1451 (18.53%) jQuery
13 1437 (18.35%) ASP.NET MVC
14 1180 (15.07%) .NET Framework
15 1179 (15.06%) Web Services
16 1168 (14.92%) XML
16 1168 (14.92%) Visual Studio
17 1157 (14.78%) Finance
18 1094 (13.97%) Windows
19 1076 (13.74%) Scrum
20 992 (12.67%) SQL Server 2008
21 945 (12.07%) Java
22 936 (11.95%) WPF
23 845 (10.79%) OO
24 836 (10.68%) Oracle
25 762 (9.73%) Banking
26 758 (9.68%) HTML5
27 736 (9.40%) SharePoint
28 717 (9.16%) Team Foundation Server

C#
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing C# also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited C#. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 736 (9.40%) SharePoint
2 456 (5.82%) CMS
3 374 (4.78%) IIS
4 285 (3.64%) SharePoint 2010
5 255 (3.26%) BizTalk Server
6 240 (3.07%) Umbraco
7 189 (2.41%) SharePoint 2013
8 171 (2.18%) Sitecore CMS
9 123 (1.57%) Node.js
10 94 (1.20%) SharePoint Server
11 30 (0.38%) Kentico
12 29 (0.37%) Oracle Coherence
13 27 (0.34%) WebSphere
14 25 (0.32%) Tomcat
14 25 (0.32%) K2 blackpearl
15 24 (0.31%) Apache
16 23 (0.29%) WebLogic
17 21 (0.27%) TIBCO EMS
17 21 (0.27%) NServiceBus
18 18 (0.23%) Confluence
Applications
1 469 (5.99%) MS Excel
2 118 (1.51%) MS Office
3 106 (1.35%) InfoPath
4 31 (0.40%) Photoshop
4 31 (0.40%) MS Visio
5 16 (0.20%) MS PowerPoint
6 12 (0.15%) MS Project
7 11 (0.14%) Spreadsheet
8 8 (0.10%) PowerPivot
9 6 (0.077%) AutoCAD
10 3 (0.038%) CATIA
10 3 (0.038%) Windchill
10 3 (0.038%) SPSS
10 3 (0.038%) Mingle
11 2 (0.026%) Fireworks
11 2 (0.026%) Maya
11 2 (0.026%) FastStats
12 1 (0.013%) InDesign
12 1 (0.013%) Simulink
12 1 (0.013%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 275 (3.51%) Dynamics CRM
2 41 (0.52%) Dynamics AX
3 37 (0.47%) Oracle Applications
4 28 (0.36%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 28 (0.36%) Google Analytics
5 14 (0.18%) Endur
6 10 (0.13%) Oracle EBS
6 10 (0.13%) Dynamics NAV
6 10 (0.13%) ION MarketView
6 10 (0.13%) Markit EDM
7 8 (0.10%) IntelliMatch
7 8 (0.10%) Tridion
8 7 (0.089%) ReMetrica
9 6 (0.077%) Agresso
9 6 (0.077%) Aligne
9 6 (0.077%) ZaiNet
10 5 (0.064%) Remedy ITSM
10 5 (0.064%) WebTrends
10 5 (0.064%) BusinessWorks
11 4 (0.051%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 255 (3.26%) Microsoft Azure
2 67 (0.86%) SaaS
3 48 (0.61%) Office 365
3 48 (0.61%) Amazon AWS
4 31 (0.40%) PaaS
5 24 (0.31%) GitHub
6 22 (0.28%) Cloud Computing
6 22 (0.28%) Amazon EC2
7 11 (0.14%) Force.com
8 8 (0.10%) IaaS
9 6 (0.077%) Amazon S3
10 5 (0.064%) Amazon SQS
10 5 (0.064%) CloudFront
11 2 (0.026%) Trello
12 1 (0.013%) Gitorious
12 1 (0.013%) Heroku
12 1 (0.013%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 127 (1.62%) HTTP
2 80 (1.02%) Intranet
3 74 (0.95%) Internet
4 54 (0.69%) TCP/IP
5 28 (0.36%) SAN
6 27 (0.34%) LDAP
7 24 (0.31%) DNS
8 18 (0.23%) Extranet
9 16 (0.20%) FTP
10 11 (0.14%) HTTPS
10 11 (0.14%) SNMP
11 10 (0.13%) Firewall
11 10 (0.13%) Modbus
12 8 (0.10%) DHCP
12 8 (0.10%) VoIP
13 7 (0.089%) Telnet
13 7 (0.089%) Radio Access Network
14 6 (0.077%) 4G
14 6 (0.077%) 2G
14 6 (0.077%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3587 (45.81%) SQL Server
2 992 (12.67%) SQL Server 2008
3 579 (7.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 534 (6.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 392 (5.01%) SQL Server 2012
6 380 (4.85%) SQL Server 2005
7 262 (3.35%) Relational Database
8 193 (2.46%) MySQL
9 185 (2.36%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 178 (2.27%) Data Warehouse
11 170 (2.17%) Oracle Database
12 129 (1.65%) NoSQL
13 89 (1.14%) RDBMS
14 78 (1.00%) SQL Server 2000
14 78 (1.00%) MongoDB
15 73 (0.93%) Oracle Database 11g
16 72 (0.92%) Big Data
17 65 (0.83%) Oracle Reports
18 60 (0.77%) DTS
19 55 (0.70%) RavenDB
Development Applications
1 1168 (14.92%) Visual Studio
2 717 (9.16%) Team Foundation Server
3 330 (4.21%) NUnit
4 315 (4.02%) Selenium
5 249 (3.18%) Git (software)
6 226 (2.89%) Subversion
7 213 (2.72%) TeamCity
8 190 (2.43%) SpecFlow
9 128 (1.63%) JIRA
10 125 (1.60%) WebDriver
11 115 (1.47%) MSTest
12 113 (1.44%) Cucumber
13 104 (1.33%) QuickTest Pro
14 81 (1.03%) JUnit
14 81 (1.03%) Jenkins
15 78 (1.00%) FitNesse
16 65 (0.83%) MSBuild
17 58 (0.74%) Moq
18 57 (0.73%) Mercurial
19 56 (0.72%) Rhino Mocks
General
1 1157 (14.78%) Finance
2 762 (9.73%) Banking
3 512 (6.54%) Front Office
4 376 (4.80%) Investment Banking
5 178 (2.27%) Back Office
6 168 (2.15%) Retail
7 117 (1.49%) Marketing
8 101 (1.29%) Telecoms
9 86 (1.10%) Advertising
10 77 (0.98%) Manufacturing
11 73 (0.93%) Games
12 55 (0.70%) Legal
13 51 (0.65%) Publishing
14 46 (0.59%) Financial Institution
15 37 (0.47%) Law
16 35 (0.45%) Electronics
17 19 (0.24%) Billing
18 18 (0.23%) Automotive
19 15 (0.19%) Pharmaceutical
20 12 (0.15%) German Language
Job Titles
1 6016 (76.83%) Developer
2 2563 (32.73%) .NET Developer
3 2078 (26.54%) C# Developer
4 1189 (15.19%) C# .NET Developer
5 724 (9.25%) ASP.NET Developer
6 575 (7.34%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 518 (6.62%) Senior Developer
8 479 (6.12%) Web Developer
9 477 (6.09%) Analyst
10 354 (4.52%) SharePoint Developer
11 283 (3.61%) SQL Developer
12 274 (3.50%) Software Developer
13 262 (3.35%) Senior .NET Developer
14 222 (2.84%) Software Engineer
15 193 (2.46%) Tester
16 190 (2.43%) Architect
16 190 (2.43%) Test Analyst
17 185 (2.36%) Consultant
18 167 (2.13%) Senior C# Developer
19 160 (2.04%) WPF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6061 (77.41%) .NET
2 3540 (45.21%) ASP.NET
3 2287 (29.21%) HTML
4 1768 (22.58%) CSS
5 1518 (19.39%) WCF
6 1451 (18.53%) jQuery
7 1437 (18.35%) ASP.NET MVC
8 1180 (15.07%) .NET Framework
9 1179 (15.06%) Web Services
10 1168 (14.92%) XML
11 936 (11.95%) WPF
12 758 (9.68%) HTML5
13 605 (7.73%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
14 559 (7.14%) Ajax
15 450 (5.75%) LINQ
16 400 (5.11%) ASP.NET MVC 4
17 397 (5.07%) CSS3
18 394 (5.03%) WinForms
19 351 (4.48%) REST
20 312 (3.98%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 206 (2.63%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 204 (2.61%) Computer Science
3 200 (2.55%) Derivative
4 184 (2.35%) Fixed Income
5 157 (2.01%) N-Tier
6 141 (1.80%) Mobile App
7 127 (1.62%) Enterprise Software
7 127 (1.62%) Open Source
8 94 (1.20%) Market Risk
9 93 (1.19%) Equities
10 82 (1.05%) Inversion of Control
11 80 (1.02%) Credit Risk
12 77 (0.98%) Client/Server
13 56 (0.72%) Mathematics
14 52 (0.66%) NHS
15 50 (0.64%) Hedge funds
16 47 (0.60%) Grid Computing
17 44 (0.56%) Management Information System
17 44 (0.56%) Visualisation
18 36 (0.46%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 1094 (13.97%) Windows
2 232 (2.96%) Linux
3 221 (2.82%) UNIX
4 125 (1.60%) Android
5 118 (1.51%) Windows Server 2008
6 111 (1.42%) Apple iOS
7 109 (1.39%) Windows Server 2003
8 63 (0.80%) Windows Server 2012
9 57 (0.73%) Windows 8
10 53 (0.68%) Windows 7
11 40 (0.51%) Windows Phone
12 33 (0.42%) Windows XP
13 27 (0.34%) Windows Phone 8
14 22 (0.28%) Windows Mobile
15 10 (0.13%) Windows CE
16 8 (0.10%) Windows NT
16 8 (0.10%) Windows Vista
17 7 (0.089%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 6 (0.077%) Windows 2000 Server
18 6 (0.077%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 2431 (31.05%) MVC
2 1578 (20.15%) TDD
3 1451 (18.53%) Agile Software Development
4 1076 (13.74%) Scrum
5 845 (10.79%) OO
6 631 (8.06%) BDD
7 580 (7.41%) Unit Testing
8 522 (6.67%) Web Development
9 512 (6.54%) Continuous Integration
10 482 (6.16%) CRM
11 475 (6.07%) Software Engineering
12 409 (5.22%) E-Commerce
13 365 (4.66%) Multithreading
14 325 (4.15%) SOA
15 315 (4.02%) OOP
16 296 (3.78%) MVVM
17 271 (3.46%) Test Automation
18 256 (3.27%) Workflow
19 240 (3.07%) Business Intelligence
20 227 (2.90%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 2714 (34.66%) SQL
2 2452 (31.32%) JavaScript
3 945 (12.07%) Java
4 673 (8.60%) C++
5 631 (8.06%) T-SQL
6 571 (7.29%) VB.NET
7 374 (4.78%) VB
8 322 (4.11%) Python
9 210 (2.68%) Ruby
9 210 (2.68%) PowerShell
10 206 (2.63%) PL/SQL
11 196 (2.50%) PHP
12 191 (2.44%) C
13 154 (1.97%) VBA
14 142 (1.81%) Perl
15 113 (1.44%) XAML
16 95 (1.21%) VB6
17 78 (1.00%) VBScript
18 74 (0.95%) Scala
19 43 (0.55%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 434 (5.54%) Degree
2 401 (5.12%) Security Cleared
3 320 (4.09%) SC Cleared
4 159 (2.03%) ISTQB
5 117 (1.49%) ISEB
6 99 (1.26%) Microsoft Certification
7 81 (1.03%) DV Cleared
8 79 (1.01%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 37 (0.47%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 25 (0.32%) MCSD
10 25 (0.32%) MCTS
11 23 (0.29%) MCITP
12 21 (0.27%) MCSE
13 20 (0.26%) Cisco Certification
14 17 (0.22%) CCNA
15 14 (0.18%) PhD
16 12 (0.15%) MCPD
16 12 (0.15%) ITIL Certification
17 11 (0.14%) MCP
18 9 (0.11%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 376 (4.80%) QA
2 31 (0.40%) ISO 9001
3 19 (0.24%) SLA
4 16 (0.20%) HL7
4 16 (0.20%) Basel III
5 13 (0.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 8 (0.10%) CRD IV
6 8 (0.10%) PCI DSS
7 6 (0.077%) Dodd-Frank
8 5 (0.064%) EMIR
9 4 (0.051%) Data Quality
9 4 (0.051%) GPG13
10 3 (0.038%) ISO 9000
10 3 (0.038%) ISO 14001
10 3 (0.038%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 2 (0.026%) ISO 9002
12 1 (0.013%) TickIT
12 1 (0.013%) WCAG
12 1 (0.013%) WAI
12 1 (0.013%) DICOM
System Software
1 88 (1.12%) Active Directory
2 6 (0.077%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (0.064%) NDS
4 4 (0.051%) Oracle RAC
4 4 (0.051%) Hyper-V
4 4 (0.051%) VMware ESX
4 4 (0.051%) Varnish
5 3 (0.038%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 3 (0.038%) Apache Flume
5 3 (0.038%) Platform Symphony
5 3 (0.038%) HDFS
5 3 (0.038%) vSphere
5 3 (0.038%) XenApp
6 2 (0.026%) Oracle RMAN
7 1 (0.013%) Snort
7 1 (0.013%) Squid
7 1 (0.013%) Xen
7 1 (0.013%) qmail
7 1 (0.013%) Sendmail
7 1 (0.013%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 57 (0.73%) HP Quality Center
2 40 (0.51%) Opscode Chef
3 35 (0.45%) SCCM
4 29 (0.37%) Puppet
5 14 (0.18%) WSUS
6 11 (0.14%) ITRS Geneos
7 8 (0.10%) SCOM
7 8 (0.10%) Control-M
8 7 (0.089%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 5 (0.064%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 5 (0.064%) OpenView
9 5 (0.064%) WMI
10 4 (0.051%) SCOrch
10 4 (0.051%) HAProxy
11 3 (0.038%) Oozie
11 3 (0.038%) Ambari
11 3 (0.038%) Capistrano
11 3 (0.038%) Nagios
12 2 (0.026%) Data Guard
12 2 (0.026%) Cacti
Vendors
1 1584 (20.23%) Microsoft
2 836 (10.68%) Oracle
3 223 (2.85%) Sitecore
4 146 (1.86%) Sybase
5 140 (1.79%) HP
6 77 (0.98%) TIBCO
7 75 (0.96%) EPiServer
8 68 (0.87%) Telerik
9 54 (0.69%) SAP
10 53 (0.68%) DevExpress
11 52 (0.66%) Google
12 47 (0.60%) Salesforce.com
13 37 (0.47%) Adobe
13 37 (0.47%) Twitter
14 36 (0.46%) Business Objects
15 33 (0.42%) Ektron
16 32 (0.41%) IBM
17 30 (0.38%) Xamarin
18 27 (0.34%) DataSynapse
19 26 (0.33%) ION Trading
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