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 24 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
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
C#
Rank 16 14 15
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +1
Contract jobs citing C# 3936 4300 4589
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 7.97% 9.25% 8.67%
As % of the Programming Languages category 21.35% 23.91% 23.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 2675 2978 3074
Average daily rate
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£375 £400 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £274 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £600 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £315
% change year-on-year
- +3.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 79 114
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 £22.70 £30.00 £19.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.05 £52.50 £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
18433 17985 19292
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 37.33% 38.70% 36.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 12007 11357 11760
Average daily rate £393 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.87% +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 386 530 751
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 £15.00 £17.50 £18.47
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £50.00 £46.00
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 24 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 24 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 24 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 1865 £435 -3.33% 802
South East -5 648 £350 -2.64% 436
East of England -3 295 £350 - 225
South West +1 262 £325 +1.56% 194
North West +3 252 £325 +8.33% 268
Yorkshire +7 210 £313 +2.45% 181
West Midlands -6 195 £338 +12.50% 156
East Midlands +2 149 £315 +14.54% 126
North East -9 39 £300 -6.61% 61
Midlands -1 4 £300 -33.33% 3
South Coast - 1 - -
C#
UK

C#
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 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 6025 (77.28%) .NET
2 3572 (45.82%) SQL Server
3 3520 (45.15%) ASP.NET
4 2699 (34.62%) SQL
5 2428 (31.14%) JavaScript
6 2420 (31.04%) MVC
7 2266 (29.07%) HTML
8 1750 (22.45%) CSS
9 1571 (20.15%) TDD
10 1568 (20.11%) Microsoft
11 1504 (19.29%) WCF
12 1448 (18.57%) Agile Software Development
13 1445 (18.54%) jQuery
14 1430 (18.34%) ASP.NET MVC
15 1166 (14.96%) Visual Studio
16 1161 (14.89%) .NET Framework
17 1158 (14.85%) Web Services
18 1157 (14.84%) XML
18 1157 (14.84%) Finance
19 1076 (13.80%) Windows
20 1073 (13.76%) Scrum
21 989 (12.69%) SQL Server 2008
22 954 (12.24%) Java
23 935 (11.99%) WPF
24 840 (10.77%) OO
25 831 (10.66%) Oracle
26 765 (9.81%) Banking
27 751 (9.63%) HTML5
28 737 (9.45%) SharePoint
29 717 (9.20%) Team Foundation Server

C#
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 24 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
1 737 (9.45%) SharePoint
2 452 (5.80%) CMS
3 370 (4.75%) IIS
4 284 (3.64%) SharePoint 2010
5 253 (3.25%) BizTalk Server
6 243 (3.12%) Umbraco
7 189 (2.42%) SharePoint 2013
8 171 (2.19%) Sitecore CMS
9 122 (1.56%) Node.js
10 94 (1.21%) SharePoint Server
11 30 (0.38%) Kentico
12 28 (0.36%) Oracle Coherence
13 26 (0.33%) WebSphere
13 26 (0.33%) Tomcat
14 25 (0.32%) K2 blackpearl
15 24 (0.31%) Apache
16 21 (0.27%) NServiceBus
16 21 (0.27%) TIBCO EMS
16 21 (0.27%) WebLogic
17 18 (0.23%) MQSeries
Applications
1 467 (5.99%) MS Excel
2 121 (1.55%) MS Office
3 106 (1.36%) InfoPath
4 34 (0.44%) MS Visio
5 31 (0.40%) Photoshop
6 16 (0.21%) MS PowerPoint
7 12 (0.15%) MS Project
8 11 (0.14%) Spreadsheet
9 8 (0.10%) PowerPivot
10 7 (0.090%) AutoCAD
11 3 (0.038%) Mingle
11 3 (0.038%) Windchill
11 3 (0.038%) CATIA
12 2 (0.026%) Fireworks
12 2 (0.026%) Maya
13 1 (0.013%) SPSS
13 1 (0.013%) Acrobat
13 1 (0.013%) InDesign
13 1 (0.013%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 265 (3.40%) Dynamics CRM
2 43 (0.55%) Dynamics AX
3 37 (0.47%) Oracle Applications
4 28 (0.36%) Google Analytics
5 26 (0.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 14 (0.18%) Endur
7 12 (0.15%) Dynamics NAV
8 11 (0.14%) ION MarketView
8 11 (0.14%) Markit EDM
9 10 (0.13%) Oracle EBS
10 8 (0.10%) Tridion
10 8 (0.10%) IntelliMatch
11 7 (0.090%) ReMetrica
12 6 (0.077%) ZaiNet
12 6 (0.077%) Aligne
13 5 (0.064%) Summit
13 5 (0.064%) WebTrends
13 5 (0.064%) BusinessWorks
14 4 (0.051%) Agresso
14 4 (0.051%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 253 (3.25%) Microsoft Azure
2 66 (0.85%) SaaS
3 48 (0.62%) Office 365
4 46 (0.59%) Amazon AWS
5 31 (0.40%) PaaS
6 22 (0.28%) 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%) CloudFront
10 5 (0.064%) Amazon SQS
11 2 (0.026%) Trello
12 1 (0.013%) Heroku
12 1 (0.013%) Google App Engine
12 1 (0.013%) Gitorious
Communications & Networking
1 127 (1.63%) HTTP
2 79 (1.01%) Intranet
3 72 (0.92%) Internet
4 52 (0.67%) TCP/IP
5 28 (0.36%) SAN
6 26 (0.33%) LDAP
7 23 (0.30%) DNS
8 18 (0.23%) Extranet
9 16 (0.21%) FTP
10 11 (0.14%) HTTPS
10 11 (0.14%) SNMP
11 10 (0.13%) Firewall
12 8 (0.10%) VoIP
12 8 (0.10%) DHCP
12 8 (0.10%) Modbus
13 7 (0.090%) Radio Access Network
13 7 (0.090%) Telnet
14 6 (0.077%) 3G
14 6 (0.077%) 2G
14 6 (0.077%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3572 (45.82%) SQL Server
2 989 (12.69%) SQL Server 2008
3 572 (7.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 527 (6.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 390 (5.00%) SQL Server 2012
6 378 (4.85%) SQL Server 2005
7 255 (3.27%) Relational Database
8 192 (2.46%) MySQL
9 181 (2.32%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 176 (2.26%) Data Warehouse
11 167 (2.14%) Oracle Database
12 129 (1.65%) NoSQL
13 84 (1.08%) RDBMS
14 78 (1.00%) MongoDB
15 76 (0.97%) SQL Server 2000
16 72 (0.92%) Oracle Database 11g
16 72 (0.92%) Big Data
17 63 (0.81%) Oracle Reports
18 60 (0.77%) DTS
19 54 (0.69%) RavenDB
Development Applications
1 1166 (14.96%) Visual Studio
2 717 (9.20%) Team Foundation Server
3 333 (4.27%) NUnit
4 317 (4.07%) Selenium
5 244 (3.13%) Git (software)
6 225 (2.89%) Subversion
7 217 (2.78%) TeamCity
8 188 (2.41%) SpecFlow
9 128 (1.64%) JIRA
10 125 (1.60%) WebDriver
11 115 (1.48%) Cucumber
12 114 (1.46%) MSTest
13 106 (1.36%) QuickTest Pro
14 82 (1.05%) Jenkins
15 81 (1.04%) JUnit
16 78 (1.00%) FitNesse
17 68 (0.87%) MSBuild
18 58 (0.74%) Mercurial
18 58 (0.74%) Moq
19 57 (0.73%) Rhino Mocks
General
1 1157 (14.84%) Finance
2 765 (9.81%) Banking
3 509 (6.53%) Front Office
4 375 (4.81%) Investment Banking
5 176 (2.26%) Back Office
6 169 (2.17%) Retail
7 111 (1.42%) Marketing
8 102 (1.31%) Telecoms
9 84 (1.08%) Advertising
10 77 (0.99%) Games
11 74 (0.95%) Manufacturing
12 57 (0.73%) Legal
13 51 (0.65%) Publishing
14 43 (0.55%) Financial Institution
15 39 (0.50%) Law
16 34 (0.44%) Electronics
17 19 (0.24%) Billing
18 17 (0.22%) Automotive
19 15 (0.19%) Pharmaceutical
20 12 (0.15%) German Language
Job Titles
1 5982 (76.73%) Developer
2 2542 (32.61%) .NET Developer
3 2062 (26.45%) C# Developer
4 1175 (15.07%) C# .NET Developer
5 717 (9.20%) ASP.NET Developer
6 567 (7.27%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 518 (6.64%) Senior Developer
8 477 (6.12%) Web Developer
9 475 (6.09%) Analyst
10 354 (4.54%) SharePoint Developer
11 280 (3.59%) SQL Developer
12 275 (3.53%) Software Developer
13 263 (3.37%) Senior .NET Developer
14 219 (2.81%) Software Engineer
15 198 (2.54%) Tester
16 192 (2.46%) Architect
17 191 (2.45%) Test Analyst
18 186 (2.39%) Consultant
19 168 (2.15%) Senior C# Developer
20 158 (2.03%) WPF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6025 (77.28%) .NET
2 3520 (45.15%) ASP.NET
3 2266 (29.07%) HTML
4 1750 (22.45%) CSS
5 1504 (19.29%) WCF
6 1445 (18.54%) jQuery
7 1430 (18.34%) ASP.NET MVC
8 1161 (14.89%) .NET Framework
9 1158 (14.85%) Web Services
10 1157 (14.84%) XML
11 935 (11.99%) WPF
12 751 (9.63%) HTML5
13 599 (7.68%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
14 558 (7.16%) Ajax
15 447 (5.73%) LINQ
16 400 (5.13%) ASP.NET MVC 4
17 393 (5.04%) WinForms
18 390 (5.00%) CSS3
19 349 (4.48%) REST
20 311 (3.99%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 205 (2.63%) Computer Science
1 205 (2.63%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 201 (2.58%) Derivative
3 183 (2.35%) Fixed Income
4 153 (1.96%) N-Tier
5 142 (1.82%) Mobile App
6 133 (1.71%) Open Source
7 128 (1.64%) Enterprise Software
8 94 (1.21%) Market Risk
9 91 (1.17%) Equities
10 82 (1.05%) Inversion of Control
11 81 (1.04%) Credit Risk
12 77 (0.99%) Client/Server
13 56 (0.72%) Mathematics
14 48 (0.62%) Hedge funds
15 46 (0.59%) Grid Computing
16 45 (0.58%) NHS
17 44 (0.56%) Management Information System
18 42 (0.54%) Visualisation
19 37 (0.47%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 1076 (13.80%) Windows
2 237 (3.04%) Linux
3 221 (2.83%) UNIX
4 126 (1.62%) Android
5 119 (1.53%) Windows Server 2008
6 109 (1.40%) Apple iOS
6 109 (1.40%) Windows Server 2003
7 63 (0.81%) Windows Server 2012
8 54 (0.69%) Windows 8
9 49 (0.63%) Windows 7
10 38 (0.49%) Windows Phone
11 33 (0.42%) Windows XP
12 26 (0.33%) Windows Phone 8
13 20 (0.26%) Windows Mobile
14 8 (0.10%) Windows NT
14 8 (0.10%) Windows CE
14 8 (0.10%) Windows Vista
15 7 (0.090%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 6 (0.077%) Solaris
16 6 (0.077%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 2420 (31.04%) MVC
2 1571 (20.15%) TDD
3 1448 (18.57%) Agile Software Development
4 1073 (13.76%) Scrum
5 840 (10.77%) OO
6 633 (8.12%) BDD
7 575 (7.38%) Unit Testing
8 513 (6.58%) Continuous Integration
9 509 (6.53%) Web Development
10 473 (6.07%) CRM
11 471 (6.04%) Software Engineering
12 409 (5.25%) E-Commerce
13 365 (4.68%) Multithreading
14 329 (4.22%) SOA
15 314 (4.03%) OOP
16 291 (3.73%) MVVM
17 278 (3.57%) Test Automation
18 254 (3.26%) Workflow
19 236 (3.03%) Business Intelligence
20 226 (2.90%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 2699 (34.62%) SQL
2 2428 (31.14%) JavaScript
3 954 (12.24%) Java
4 688 (8.83%) C++
5 622 (7.98%) T-SQL
6 570 (7.31%) VB.NET
7 374 (4.80%) VB
8 326 (4.18%) Python
9 219 (2.81%) Ruby
10 207 (2.66%) PowerShell
11 201 (2.58%) PHP
11 201 (2.58%) PL/SQL
12 195 (2.50%) C
13 153 (1.96%) VBA
14 142 (1.82%) Perl
15 117 (1.50%) XAML
16 96 (1.23%) VB6
17 78 (1.00%) VBScript
18 74 (0.95%) Scala
19 44 (0.56%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 435 (5.58%) Degree
2 396 (5.08%) Security Cleared
3 316 (4.05%) SC Cleared
4 161 (2.07%) ISTQB
5 120 (1.54%) ISEB
6 98 (1.26%) Microsoft Certification
7 80 (1.03%) DV Cleared
8 79 (1.01%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 37 (0.47%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 25 (0.32%) MCSD
11 22 (0.28%) MCTS
11 22 (0.28%) MCITP
12 21 (0.27%) MCSE
13 20 (0.26%) Cisco Certification
14 17 (0.22%) CCNA
15 15 (0.19%) PhD
16 12 (0.15%) ITIL Certification
16 12 (0.15%) MCPD
17 11 (0.14%) MCP
18 9 (0.12%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 376 (4.82%) QA
2 31 (0.40%) ISO 9001
3 19 (0.24%) SLA
4 18 (0.23%) Basel III
5 15 (0.19%) HL7
6 13 (0.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 8 (0.10%) CRD IV
7 8 (0.10%) PCI DSS
8 6 (0.077%) Dodd-Frank
9 5 (0.064%) Data Quality
9 5 (0.064%) EMIR
10 3 (0.038%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 3 (0.038%) ISO 9000
10 3 (0.038%) ISO 14001
11 2 (0.026%) ISO 9002
11 2 (0.026%) GPG13
12 1 (0.013%) DICOM
12 1 (0.013%) COREP
12 1 (0.013%) WCAG
12 1 (0.013%) WAI
System Software
1 87 (1.12%) Active Directory
2 7 (0.090%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (0.064%) NDS
4 4 (0.051%) VMware ESX
4 4 (0.051%) Oracle RAC
4 4 (0.051%) Varnish
4 4 (0.051%) Hyper-V
5 3 (0.038%) XenApp
5 3 (0.038%) vSphere
5 3 (0.038%) Platform Symphony
6 2 (0.026%) Oracle RMAN
6 2 (0.026%) HDFS
6 2 (0.026%) Apache Flume
6 2 (0.026%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 1 (0.013%) Veritas Volume Manager
7 1 (0.013%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 1 (0.013%) OpenSSH
7 1 (0.013%) qmail
7 1 (0.013%) Sendmail
7 1 (0.013%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 59 (0.76%) HP Quality Center
2 41 (0.53%) Opscode Chef
3 34 (0.44%) SCCM
4 30 (0.38%) Puppet
5 14 (0.18%) WSUS
6 11 (0.14%) ITRS Geneos
7 8 (0.10%) Control-M
8 7 (0.090%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 6 (0.077%) WMI
9 6 (0.077%) SCOM
10 5 (0.064%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 5 (0.064%) OpenView
11 4 (0.051%) HAProxy
12 3 (0.038%) Capistrano
12 3 (0.038%) Nagios
13 2 (0.026%) SCOrch
13 2 (0.026%) Opsview
13 2 (0.026%) Salt
13 2 (0.026%) Vagrant
13 2 (0.026%) Oozie
Vendors
1 1568 (20.11%) Microsoft
2 831 (10.66%) Oracle
3 222 (2.85%) Sitecore
4 147 (1.89%) Sybase
5 140 (1.80%) HP
6 78 (1.00%) TIBCO
7 76 (0.97%) EPiServer
8 68 (0.87%) Telerik
9 54 (0.69%) DevExpress
10 52 (0.67%) Google
11 50 (0.64%) SAP
12 48 (0.62%) Salesforce.com
13 37 (0.47%) Business Objects
14 36 (0.46%) Twitter
15 35 (0.45%) Adobe
16 34 (0.44%) Ektron
17 32 (0.41%) IBM
18 29 (0.37%) Xamarin
19 27 (0.35%) ION Trading
20 26 (0.33%) DataSynapse
London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £500.00 - £600.00 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £500.00 - £550.00 per annum
Posted: 9 hours ago
Essex
Harrington Starr
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
Essex
Harrington Starr
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
Derby, Derbyshire
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
Gatwick, West Sussex
Proactive Appointments
Rate: From £300 to £330 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: From £400 to £450 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: From £400 to £500 per day Excellent Bonuses and Benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Oliver Bernard
Rate: From £400 to £500 per day plus Flexible working hours
Posted: 11 hours ago
Surrey
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
West Midlands
Network IT Recruitment
Posted: 12 hours ago
London
Adlam Consulting Ltd
Posted: 13 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Nexere Consulting Limited
Posted: 13 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
People Source Consulting
Rate: £330 - £350 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
Warwick, Warwickshire
QUANTICA
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
London
Client Server
Rate: £300 to £340 p/day
Posted: 15 hours ago
West London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £250 - £280 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
Telford, Shropshire
Experis Ltd
Posted: 16 hours ago
West London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £250 - £280 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago