The table below looks at the statistics for C# skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited C# over the 3 months to 1 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
C#
Rank 19 14 16
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +2
Contract jobs citing C# 4214 4765 5023
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 7.37% 9.04% 8.74%
As % of the Programming Languages category 20.04% 23.25% 23.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 2818 3256 3204
Average daily rate
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£375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £265 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £585
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 74 107
Average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.70 £24.00 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.30 £45.00 £45.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Programming Languages Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
21031 20492 21357
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 36.76% 38.90% 37.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 13654 13068 12619
Average daily rate £390 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.64% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £555 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 411 553 751
Average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.25 £15.50 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.50 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+4.47% -4.28%

C#
Jobs Demand Trend

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

C# Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

C#
Daily Rate Trend

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

C# Daily Rate Trend in the UK

C#
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing C# within the UK over the 3 months to 1 October 2014.

C# Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

C#
Hourly Rate Trend

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

C# Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

C#
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing C# within the UK over the 3 months to 1 October 2014.

C# Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

C#
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing C# within the UK over the 3 months to 1 October 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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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
England -5 3866 £375 - 2471
London -4 1832 £435 -3.33% 721
South East -7 641 £350 - 460
City of London 0 517 £438 -2.77% 257
East of England -6 283 £355 -6.57% 187
Yorkshire +3 235 £325 +8.33% 232
North West -8 229 £325 +8.33% 324
South West -5 218 £330 +1.38% 212
Scotland -5 214 £330 +1.53% 115
West Midlands -8 188 £338 +12.50% 167
West Yorkshire +6 160 £325 +8.33% 126
East Midlands -3 144 £315 +14.54% 126
Berkshire -4 126 £375 +3.44% 82
Surrey +1 123 £375 +7.14% 105
Manchester -3 123 £320 +3.22% 171
Hampshire -16 118 £374 +14.16% 99
Leeds +4 100 £325 +8.33% 83
North East +4 92 £350 +10.23% 46
Buckinghamshire -9 89 £398 +11.18% 43
Edinburgh -1 87 £334 +2.69% 28
Cambridgeshire -6 77 £310 -17.33% 86
Glasgow +2 74 £375 - 55
Tyne and Wear +10 70 £350 +7.69% 45
East Sussex +8 70 £300 -10.44% 21
Wales -2 69 £334 +21.36% 36
Somerset +2 65 £325 +1.56% 34
Newcastle upon Tyne +4 63 £360 +10.76% 39
South Wales +12 62 £330 +15.78% 27
Milton Keynes -13 60 £400 +6.66% 24
Birmingham -7 58 £350 - 46

C#
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 6451 (76.93%) .NET
2 3748 (44.69%) ASP.NET
3 3585 (42.75%) SQL Server
4 2901 (34.59%) Agile Software Development
5 2884 (34.39%) SQL
6 2700 (32.20%) JavaScript
7 2621 (31.25%) MVC
8 2446 (29.17%) HTML
9 1888 (22.51%) CSS
10 1843 (21.98%) Microsoft
11 1596 (19.03%) TDD
12 1570 (18.72%) WCF
13 1522 (18.15%) ASP.NET MVC
14 1479 (17.64%) jQuery
15 1346 (16.05%) .NET Framework
16 1258 (15.00%) Finance
17 1204 (14.36%) Web Services
18 1197 (14.27%) Windows
19 1172 (13.98%) XML
20 1154 (13.76%) Visual Studio
21 1142 (13.62%) Java
22 1107 (13.20%) Scrum
23 969 (11.55%) SQL Server 2008
24 934 (11.14%) WPF
25 913 (10.89%) Oracle
26 902 (10.76%) OO
27 860 (10.26%) SharePoint
28 837 (9.98%) HTML5
29 814 (9.71%) Banking
30 801 (9.55%) Team Foundation Server

C#
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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
1 860 (10.26%) SharePoint
2 445 (5.31%) CMS
3 391 (4.66%) IIS
4 343 (4.09%) SharePoint 2010
5 263 (3.14%) BizTalk Server
6 257 (3.06%) SharePoint 2013
7 243 (2.90%) Umbraco
8 154 (1.84%) Sitecore CMS
9 133 (1.59%) Node.js
10 102 (1.22%) SharePoint Server
11 41 (0.49%) WebSphere
12 39 (0.47%) Kentico
13 35 (0.42%) Tomcat
14 34 (0.41%) Confluence
15 31 (0.37%) Apache
16 28 (0.33%) Oracle Coherence
16 28 (0.33%) EPiServer CMS
16 28 (0.33%) K2 blackpearl
17 23 (0.27%) ArcGIS
18 20 (0.24%) WebLogic
Applications
1 574 (6.84%) MS Excel
2 145 (1.73%) MS Office
3 110 (1.31%) InfoPath
4 43 (0.51%) MS Visio
5 38 (0.45%) Photoshop
6 36 (0.43%) MS Project
7 24 (0.29%) MS PowerPoint
7 24 (0.29%) Spreadsheet
8 11 (0.13%) Adobe Illustrator
9 5 (0.060%) PowerPivot
10 4 (0.048%) AutoCAD
11 3 (0.036%) Mingle
12 2 (0.024%) Fireworks
12 2 (0.024%) Simulink
12 2 (0.024%) Maya
12 2 (0.024%) SPSS
12 2 (0.024%) FastStats
13 1 (0.012%) MotionBuilder
13 1 (0.012%) HumanIK
13 1 (0.012%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 344 (4.10%) Dynamics CRM
2 48 (0.57%) Dynamics AX
3 38 (0.45%) Oracle Applications
4 34 (0.41%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 18 (0.21%) Oracle EBS
6 13 (0.16%) ION MarketView
6 13 (0.16%) Tridion
7 11 (0.13%) IntelliMatch
7 11 (0.13%) Markit EDM
7 11 (0.13%) Dynamics NAV
8 9 (0.11%) Murex MxG2000
9 7 (0.083%) Google Analytics
9 7 (0.083%) Remedy ITSM
9 7 (0.083%) WebTrends
9 7 (0.083%) Endur
10 6 (0.072%) Agresso
10 6 (0.072%) Oracle Financials
10 6 (0.072%) Advent Portfolio Exchange
11 5 (0.060%) BusinessWorks
12 4 (0.048%) Adaptiv
Cloud Services
1 270 (3.22%) Microsoft Azure
2 66 (0.79%) Office 365
3 59 (0.70%) Amazon AWS
4 44 (0.52%) SaaS
5 34 (0.41%) PaaS
6 28 (0.33%) GitHub
7 23 (0.27%) Amazon EC2
8 17 (0.20%) Cloud Computing
9 12 (0.14%) Force.com
10 9 (0.11%) Amazon S3
11 8 (0.095%) Amazon SQS
12 5 (0.060%) IaaS
12 5 (0.060%) CloudFront
13 2 (0.024%) Heroku
13 2 (0.024%) MailChimp
14 1 (0.012%) Responsys
14 1 (0.012%) Gitorious
14 1 (0.012%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 152 (1.81%) HTTP
2 98 (1.17%) Intranet
3 86 (1.03%) Internet
4 61 (0.73%) TCP/IP
5 40 (0.48%) DNS
6 36 (0.43%) SAN
7 34 (0.41%) LDAP
8 30 (0.36%) SSL
9 27 (0.32%) Extranet
10 15 (0.18%) DHCP
11 14 (0.17%) Firewall
11 14 (0.17%) Modbus
12 13 (0.16%) FTP
13 12 (0.14%) MQTT
14 10 (0.12%) Wireshark
15 9 (0.11%) LTE
15 9 (0.11%) SNMP
16 8 (0.095%) 3G
16 8 (0.095%) tcpdump
16 8 (0.095%) SPDY
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3585 (42.75%) SQL Server
2 969 (11.55%) SQL Server 2008
3 583 (6.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 519 (6.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 370 (4.41%) SQL Server 2012
6 358 (4.27%) SQL Server 2005
7 278 (3.32%) Relational Database
8 189 (2.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 172 (2.05%) Oracle Database
9 172 (2.05%) MySQL
10 157 (1.87%) Data Warehouse
11 144 (1.72%) NoSQL
12 99 (1.18%) MongoDB
13 90 (1.07%) RDBMS
14 83 (0.99%) SQL Server 2000
15 79 (0.94%) Big Data
16 78 (0.93%) Oracle Reports
17 53 (0.63%) DTS
17 53 (0.63%) OLAP
18 48 (0.57%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 1154 (13.76%) Visual Studio
2 801 (9.55%) Team Foundation Server
3 368 (4.39%) Selenium
4 356 (4.25%) NUnit
5 299 (3.57%) Subversion
6 243 (2.90%) Git (software)
7 209 (2.49%) SpecFlow
8 192 (2.29%) TeamCity
9 182 (2.17%) JIRA
9 182 (2.17%) WebDriver
10 131 (1.56%) Jenkins
11 125 (1.49%) QuickTest Pro
12 121 (1.44%) MSTest
13 100 (1.19%) JUnit
14 87 (1.04%) Cucumber
15 82 (0.98%) Rhino Mocks
16 72 (0.86%) Maven
17 70 (0.83%) MSBuild
18 63 (0.75%) Moq
19 57 (0.68%) FitNesse
General
1 1258 (15.00%) Finance
2 814 (9.71%) Banking
3 528 (6.30%) Front Office
4 382 (4.56%) Investment Banking
5 172 (2.05%) Back Office
6 168 (2.00%) Retail
7 142 (1.69%) Marketing
8 123 (1.47%) Telecoms
9 105 (1.25%) Advertising
10 88 (1.05%) Games
11 72 (0.86%) Manufacturing
12 55 (0.66%) Financial Institution
13 51 (0.61%) Legal
14 50 (0.60%) Publishing
15 46 (0.55%) Electronics
16 29 (0.35%) Law
17 21 (0.25%) Automotive
18 15 (0.18%) Billing
18 15 (0.18%) Pharmaceutical
19 13 (0.16%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 6483 (77.31%) Developer
2 2657 (31.68%) .NET Developer
3 2080 (24.80%) C# Developer
4 1142 (13.62%) C# .NET Developer
5 675 (8.05%) ASP.NET Developer
6 560 (6.68%) Senior Developer
7 528 (6.30%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 474 (5.65%) Web Developer
9 436 (5.20%) Analyst
10 397 (4.73%) SharePoint Developer
11 313 (3.73%) Software Developer
12 267 (3.18%) SQL Developer
13 245 (2.92%) Senior .NET Developer
14 229 (2.73%) Architect
15 215 (2.56%) CRM Developer
16 206 (2.46%) Software Engineer
17 192 (2.29%) Consultant
18 187 (2.23%) WPF Developer
19 186 (2.22%) Tester
20 180 (2.15%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6451 (76.93%) .NET
2 3748 (44.69%) ASP.NET
3 2446 (29.17%) HTML
4 1888 (22.51%) CSS
5 1570 (18.72%) WCF
6 1522 (18.15%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1479 (17.64%) jQuery
8 1346 (16.05%) .NET Framework
9 1204 (14.36%) Web Services
10 1172 (13.98%) XML
11 934 (11.14%) WPF
12 837 (9.98%) HTML5
13 644 (7.68%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
14 573 (6.83%) Ajax
15 426 (5.08%) LINQ
16 423 (5.04%) CSS3
17 419 (5.00%) WinForms
18 387 (4.61%) ASP.NET MVC 4
19 386 (4.60%) REST
20 367 (4.38%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 354 (4.22%) Analytical Skills
2 262 (3.12%) Computer Science
3 233 (2.78%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 202 (2.41%) Fixed Income
5 187 (2.23%) Derivative
6 174 (2.07%) User Experience
7 170 (2.03%) N-Tier
8 155 (1.85%) Mobile App
9 153 (1.82%) Open Source
10 113 (1.35%) Equities
11 107 (1.28%) Enterprise Software
12 96 (1.14%) Market Risk
13 95 (1.13%) Inversion of Control
14 88 (1.05%) Mathematics
15 87 (1.04%) Client/Server
16 73 (0.87%) Hedge funds
17 70 (0.83%) Credit Risk
18 69 (0.82%) Visualisation
19 67 (0.80%) Algorithms
20 62 (0.74%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1197 (14.27%) Windows
2 287 (3.42%) UNIX
3 244 (2.91%) Linux
4 129 (1.54%) Windows Server 2008
5 124 (1.48%) Android
6 118 (1.41%) Apple iOS
7 105 (1.25%) Windows Server 2003
8 65 (0.78%) Windows 7
9 62 (0.74%) Windows 8
9 62 (0.74%) Windows Server 2012
10 45 (0.54%) Windows Phone
11 43 (0.51%) Windows Mobile
12 32 (0.38%) Windows XP
13 18 (0.21%) Windows Phone 8
14 16 (0.19%) Windows CE
14 16 (0.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 15 (0.18%) Windows NT
16 13 (0.16%) Mac OS X
17 9 (0.11%) zOS
18 7 (0.083%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 2901 (34.59%) Agile Software Development
2 2621 (31.25%) MVC
3 1596 (19.03%) TDD
4 1107 (13.20%) Scrum
5 902 (10.76%) OO
6 659 (7.86%) BDD
7 577 (6.88%) Unit Testing
8 570 (6.80%) CRM
9 546 (6.51%) Web Development
10 532 (6.34%) Continuous Integration
11 453 (5.40%) Software Engineering
12 431 (5.14%) E-Commerce
13 373 (4.45%) Multithreading
14 332 (3.96%) OOP
15 324 (3.86%) SOA
16 320 (3.82%) MVVM
17 272 (3.24%) Test Automation
17 272 (3.24%) Workflow
18 262 (3.12%) Business Intelligence
19 240 (2.86%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 2884 (34.39%) SQL
2 2700 (32.20%) JavaScript
3 1142 (13.62%) Java
4 753 (8.98%) C++
5 675 (8.05%) T-SQL
6 586 (6.99%) VB.NET
7 391 (4.66%) VB
8 363 (4.33%) Python
9 253 (3.02%) PowerShell
10 226 (2.69%) Ruby
11 223 (2.66%) PL/SQL
12 201 (2.40%) PHP
13 183 (2.18%) VBA
14 172 (2.05%) C
15 137 (1.63%) Perl
16 130 (1.55%) Scala
17 123 (1.47%) VBScript
18 119 (1.42%) XAML
19 86 (1.03%) VB6
20 48 (0.57%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 504 (6.01%) Security Cleared
2 490 (5.84%) Degree
3 395 (4.71%) SC Cleared
4 205 (2.44%) ISTQB
5 136 (1.62%) ISEB
6 128 (1.53%) Microsoft Certification
7 99 (1.18%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 86 (1.03%) DV Cleared
9 35 (0.42%) MCITP
10 32 (0.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 27 (0.32%) MCSD
12 25 (0.30%) MCTS
13 20 (0.24%) Cisco Certification
14 19 (0.23%) MCSE
15 17 (0.20%) CCNA
16 13 (0.16%) BC Cleared
16 13 (0.16%) CTC Cleared
16 13 (0.16%) PhD
17 12 (0.14%) MCP
18 9 (0.11%) MCPD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 378 (4.51%) QA
2 25 (0.30%) ISO 9001
3 22 (0.26%) SLA
4 18 (0.21%) HL7
5 13 (0.16%) Basel III
6 10 (0.12%) PCI DSS
7 8 (0.095%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 6 (0.072%) GPG13
9 5 (0.060%) Dodd-Frank
10 4 (0.048%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 4 (0.048%) Data Quality
10 4 (0.048%) EMIR
11 3 (0.036%) ISO 14001
12 2 (0.024%) ISO 9000
12 2 (0.024%) CRD IV
13 1 (0.012%) DICOM
13 1 (0.012%) WCAG
13 1 (0.012%) WAI
System Software
1 99 (1.18%) Active Directory
2 13 (0.16%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (0.13%) HDFS
3 11 (0.13%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 11 (0.13%) Apache Flume
4 7 (0.083%) XenApp
5 6 (0.072%) Hyper-V
6 4 (0.048%) VMware ESX
6 4 (0.048%) NDS
6 4 (0.048%) Firmware
6 4 (0.048%) Microsoft App-V
6 4 (0.048%) vSphere
7 3 (0.036%) Docker
8 2 (0.024%) Oracle RAC
8 2 (0.024%) Oracle RMAN
8 2 (0.024%) DFS Replication
8 2 (0.024%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (0.024%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 2 (0.024%) Platform Symphony
9 1 (0.012%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 88 (1.05%) HP Quality Center
2 48 (0.57%) Opscode Chef
3 37 (0.44%) SCCM
4 33 (0.39%) Puppet
5 12 (0.14%) WSUS
5 12 (0.14%) WMI
5 12 (0.14%) SCOrch
5 12 (0.14%) ITRS Geneos
6 11 (0.13%) Ambari
6 11 (0.13%) Oozie
7 10 (0.12%) SCOM
8 8 (0.095%) Control-M
9 7 (0.083%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 5 (0.060%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
11 4 (0.048%) Vagrant
11 4 (0.048%) logstash
12 3 (0.036%) NetBackup
12 3 (0.036%) Nagios
13 2 (0.024%) OpenView Configuration Management
13 2 (0.024%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 1843 (21.98%) Microsoft
2 913 (10.89%) Oracle
3 211 (2.52%) Sitecore
4 156 (1.86%) HP
5 146 (1.74%) Sybase
6 98 (1.17%) EPiServer
7 73 (0.87%) TIBCO
8 68 (0.81%) SAP
9 67 (0.80%) Telerik
10 55 (0.66%) DevExpress
11 51 (0.61%) Salesforce.com
12 50 (0.60%) IBM
13 46 (0.55%) Adobe
13 46 (0.55%) Google
14 43 (0.51%) Xamarin
15 39 (0.47%) Twitter
16 33 (0.39%) Business Objects
17 30 (0.36%) Informatica
18 26 (0.31%) Open Text
18 26 (0.31%) Ektron
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