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 30 June 2015 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
30 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
C#
Rank 20 18 15
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -3
Contract jobs citing C# 4037 4237 4414
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 7.20% 7.87% 8.97%
As % of the Programming Languages category 18.89% 20.94% 23.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 2919 2911 2945
Average daily rate
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£397 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.86% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 57 86
Average hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.18 £20.00 £23.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £51.50 £45.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.78 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+13.64% -

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
21370 20232 18670
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 38.09% 37.57% 37.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 14302 13111 11434
Average daily rate £400 £388 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £265 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 440 434 602
Average hourly rate £37.00 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.03 £17.00 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £52.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.45 £36.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+4.02% +5.88%

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 30 June 2015.

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 30 June 2015.

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 30 June 2015. 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 -1 3738 £400 +6.66% 2458
London 0 1860 £475 +8.57% 786
South East -4 622 £350 - 443
City of London +3 571 £477 +0.31% 289
South West 0 264 £338 +3.84% 190
Yorkshire -6 222 £325 +6.55% 180
East of England -8 210 £375 +7.14% 167
West Midlands 0 187 £325 -1.51% 180
West Yorkshire -7 167 £325 +4.83% 105
East Midlands -2 166 £314 +4.58% 118
Scotland -5 142 £348 -0.71% 72
North West -28 136 £330 +1.53% 328
Leeds -10 125 £325 +5.69% 65
Berkshire -9 109 £375 -2.59% 86
Surrey -5 107 £400 +6.66% 85
Cambridgeshire +3 106 £333 -5.00% 65
Hampshire -19 87 £350 +7.69% 93
Buckinghamshire +2 86 £325 -13.90% 41
Wales +19 84 £400 +25.49% 16
Bristol +11 80 £363 +11.53% 57
Manchester -23 72 £325 - 162
Kent 0 71 £338 +22.72% 37
South Wales +23 69 £400 +23.07% 14
Nottinghamshire +3 67 £325 -4.05% 46
Reading 0 64 £375 - 35
Milton Keynes +4 62 £325 -16.39% 21
Edinburgh -1 57 £346 -1.07% 47
Nottingham +1 56 £350 +2.94% 41
Birmingham -6 56 £335 -4.28% 55
Oxfordshire -11 55 £393 +12.14% 57

C#
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 June 2015, 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 6148 (76.05%) .NET
2 3283 (40.61%) SQL Server
3 3273 (40.49%) ASP.NET
4 2948 (36.47%) Agile Software Development
5 2758 (34.12%) SQL
6 2589 (32.03%) JavaScript
7 2510 (31.05%) MVC
8 2170 (26.84%) HTML
9 1780 (22.02%) Microsoft
10 1757 (21.73%) CSS
11 1542 (19.07%) TDD
12 1499 (18.54%) .NET Framework
13 1433 (17.73%) jQuery
14 1414 (17.49%) Finance
15 1403 (17.36%) WCF
16 1392 (17.22%) ASP.NET MVC
17 1199 (14.83%) Web Services
18 1154 (14.28%) Scrum
19 1101 (13.62%) Java
20 1075 (13.30%) Visual Studio
21 1017 (12.58%) Windows
22 992 (12.27%) XML
23 897 (11.10%) WPF
24 895 (11.07%) OO
25 851 (10.53%) HTML5
26 812 (10.04%) Banking
27 811 (10.03%) Oracle
28 792 (9.80%) Entity Framework
29 761 (9.41%) C++
30 755 (9.34%) AngularJS

C#
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 June 2015, 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
1 644 (7.97%) SharePoint
2 431 (5.33%) CMS
3 358 (4.43%) IIS
4 247 (3.06%) BizTalk Server
5 241 (2.98%) Umbraco
6 233 (2.88%) SharePoint 2013
7 181 (2.24%) SharePoint 2010
8 151 (1.87%) Sitecore CMS
9 109 (1.35%) Node.js
10 55 (0.68%) Kentico
11 51 (0.63%) MQSeries
12 50 (0.62%) Tomcat
12 50 (0.62%) Apache
13 36 (0.45%) Sitefinity
14 35 (0.43%) WebSphere
15 27 (0.33%) JBoss
15 27 (0.33%) Confluence
16 26 (0.32%) Elasticsearch
17 25 (0.31%) SharePoint Server
18 24 (0.30%) SAS
Applications
1 563 (6.96%) MS Excel
2 106 (1.31%) MS Office
3 50 (0.62%) MS Visio
4 41 (0.51%) InfoPath
5 38 (0.47%) MS PowerPoint
6 23 (0.28%) PowerPivot
7 22 (0.27%) Spreadsheet
7 22 (0.27%) Photoshop
8 16 (0.20%) MS Project
9 8 (0.099%) Simulink
10 7 (0.087%) Maya
11 5 (0.062%) Fireworks
11 5 (0.062%) Doxygen
12 4 (0.049%) Adobe Illustrator
13 2 (0.025%) SPSS
14 1 (0.012%) Adobe Creative Suite
14 1 (0.012%) FastStats
14 1 (0.012%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 277 (3.43%) Dynamics CRM
2 51 (0.63%) Dynamics AX
3 23 (0.28%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 21 (0.26%) Endur
5 15 (0.19%) Tridion
5 15 (0.19%) Markit EDM
6 10 (0.12%) Front Arena
7 9 (0.11%) Oracle EBS
7 9 (0.11%) Oracle BPM
8 8 (0.099%) Loan IQ
8 8 (0.099%) Summit
9 7 (0.087%) Dynamics NAV
9 7 (0.087%) Oracle Retail
9 7 (0.087%) IntelliMatch
10 6 (0.074%) Magento
10 6 (0.074%) ION MarketView
11 5 (0.062%) Murex MxG2000
12 4 (0.049%) Maximo
12 4 (0.049%) Aligne
13 3 (0.037%) Pivotal CRM
Cloud Services
1 283 (3.50%) Microsoft Azure
2 94 (1.16%) Amazon AWS
3 81 (1.00%) Office 365
4 45 (0.56%) SaaS
5 21 (0.26%) Cloud Computing
6 18 (0.22%) GitHub
7 14 (0.17%) Google Analytics
8 10 (0.12%) IaaS
9 9 (0.11%) Amazon EC2
10 7 (0.087%) PaaS
11 5 (0.062%) Google Apps
12 4 (0.049%) Google Cloud Platform
12 4 (0.049%) Google Drive
13 3 (0.037%) Yammer
13 3 (0.037%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 3 (0.037%) Boomi
13 3 (0.037%) Rackspace Cloud
13 3 (0.037%) SuccessFactors
13 3 (0.037%) MailChimp
14 2 (0.025%) Adobe Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 146 (1.81%) HTTP
2 95 (1.18%) Internet
3 73 (0.90%) Intranet
4 53 (0.66%) TCP/IP
5 41 (0.51%) SSL
6 26 (0.32%) DNS
7 22 (0.27%) Radio Access Network
8 20 (0.25%) Firewall
8 20 (0.25%) 2G
8 20 (0.25%) 3G
8 20 (0.25%) LDAP
9 19 (0.24%) SAN
10 18 (0.22%) FTP
11 16 (0.20%) SNMP
12 15 (0.19%) Telnet
13 14 (0.17%) AMQP
13 14 (0.17%) 4G
13 14 (0.17%) Kerberos
14 13 (0.16%) LTE
15 12 (0.15%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3283 (40.61%) SQL Server
2 711 (8.80%) SQL Server 2008
3 500 (6.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 461 (5.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 386 (4.77%) SQL Server 2012
6 286 (3.54%) Oracle Database
7 277 (3.43%) Relational Database
8 229 (2.83%) SQL Server 2005
9 190 (2.35%) NoSQL
10 176 (2.18%) Data Warehouse
11 174 (2.15%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 159 (1.97%) MongoDB
13 143 (1.77%) Oracle Database 11g
13 143 (1.77%) MySQL
14 87 (1.08%) Oracle Database 10g
15 77 (0.95%) RDBMS
16 70 (0.87%) MS Access
17 63 (0.78%) Big Data
18 59 (0.73%) Hadoop
18 59 (0.73%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 1075 (13.30%) Visual Studio
2 697 (8.62%) Team Foundation Server
3 398 (4.92%) Selenium
4 358 (4.43%) Subversion
5 338 (4.18%) Git (software)
6 337 (4.17%) NUnit
7 225 (2.78%) SpecFlow
8 218 (2.70%) TeamCity
9 213 (2.63%) WebDriver
10 198 (2.45%) JIRA
11 130 (1.61%) Jenkins
12 122 (1.51%) Cucumber
13 85 (1.05%) MSTest
14 77 (0.95%) Rhino Mocks
15 71 (0.88%) Moq
15 71 (0.88%) MSBuild
16 70 (0.87%) ReSharper
17 68 (0.84%) Maven
18 61 (0.75%) Eclipse
19 57 (0.71%) Jasmine
General
1 1414 (17.49%) Finance
2 812 (10.04%) Banking
3 579 (7.16%) Front Office
4 447 (5.53%) Investment Banking
5 208 (2.57%) Retail
6 150 (1.86%) Back Office
7 101 (1.25%) Marketing
8 89 (1.10%) Games
9 85 (1.05%) Telecoms
10 75 (0.93%) Manufacturing
11 62 (0.77%) Advertising
12 60 (0.74%) Legal
13 48 (0.59%) Electronics
14 46 (0.57%) Publishing
15 43 (0.53%) Financial Institution
16 41 (0.51%) Military
17 40 (0.49%) Law
18 21 (0.26%) Automotive
18 21 (0.26%) French Language
19 15 (0.19%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 6099 (75.45%) Developer
2 2460 (30.43%) .NET Developer
3 2007 (24.83%) C# Developer
4 1029 (12.73%) C# .NET Developer
5 591 (7.31%) Senior Developer
6 529 (6.54%) ASP.NET Developer
7 471 (5.83%) Analyst
8 420 (5.20%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 404 (5.00%) Web Developer
10 339 (4.19%) Architect
11 276 (3.41%) Software Developer
12 260 (3.22%) SharePoint Developer
13 234 (2.89%) SQL Developer
14 232 (2.87%) Software Engineer
15 215 (2.66%) Senior C# Developer
16 205 (2.54%) Senior .NET Developer
17 196 (2.42%) Java Developer
18 173 (2.14%) C++ Developer
19 159 (1.97%) WPF Developer
20 155 (1.92%) CRM Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6148 (76.05%) .NET
2 3273 (40.49%) ASP.NET
3 2170 (26.84%) HTML
4 1757 (21.73%) CSS
5 1499 (18.54%) .NET Framework
6 1433 (17.73%) jQuery
7 1403 (17.36%) WCF
8 1392 (17.22%) ASP.NET MVC
9 1199 (14.83%) Web Services
10 992 (12.27%) XML
11 897 (11.10%) WPF
12 851 (10.53%) HTML5
13 792 (9.80%) Entity Framework
14 755 (9.34%) AngularJS
15 588 (7.27%) ASP.NET Web API
16 486 (6.01%) CSS3
17 403 (4.99%) SOAP
18 369 (4.56%) LINQ
19 353 (4.37%) Ajax
20 345 (4.27%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 397 (4.91%) Analytical Skills
2 290 (3.59%) Derivative
3 230 (2.85%) Computer Science
4 226 (2.80%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 210 (2.60%) Fixed Income
6 185 (2.29%) User Experience
7 169 (2.09%) N-Tier
8 158 (1.95%) Mobile App
9 113 (1.40%) Enterprise Software
10 105 (1.30%) Equities
11 101 (1.25%) Hedge funds
12 98 (1.21%) Client/Server
13 90 (1.11%) Mathematics
14 75 (0.93%) Equity Derivative
15 74 (0.92%) Management Information System
16 71 (0.88%) Data Structures
17 70 (0.87%) Inversion of Control
18 60 (0.74%) Credit Risk
19 58 (0.72%) Visualisation
20 56 (0.69%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 1017 (12.58%) Windows
2 375 (4.64%) Linux
3 263 (3.25%) UNIX
4 149 (1.84%) Apple iOS
5 138 (1.71%) Android
6 88 (1.09%) Windows Server 2008
7 56 (0.69%) Windows Server 2003
8 55 (0.68%) Windows 7
9 50 (0.62%) Windows Server 2012
10 34 (0.42%) Windows 8
11 31 (0.38%) Windows Mobile
12 30 (0.37%) Windows Phone
13 26 (0.32%) Windows CE
14 19 (0.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 17 (0.21%) Ubuntu
16 14 (0.17%) SUSE
16 14 (0.17%) Solaris
17 11 (0.14%) Windows XP
18 9 (0.11%) Embedded Linux
19 8 (0.099%) Windows Phone 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 2948 (36.47%) Agile Software Development
2 2510 (31.05%) MVC
3 1542 (19.07%) TDD
4 1154 (14.28%) Scrum
5 895 (11.07%) OO
6 626 (7.74%) BDD
7 593 (7.34%) Unit Testing
8 545 (6.74%) Software Engineering
9 544 (6.73%) Continuous Integration
10 483 (5.97%) E-Commerce
11 461 (5.70%) CRM
12 446 (5.52%) SDLC
13 405 (5.01%) Multithreading
13 405 (5.01%) Web Development
14 356 (4.40%) SOA
15 294 (3.64%) Business Intelligence
16 279 (3.45%) OOP
17 248 (3.07%) MVVM
18 232 (2.87%) Migration
19 229 (2.83%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 2758 (34.12%) SQL
2 2589 (32.03%) JavaScript
3 1101 (13.62%) Java
4 761 (9.41%) C++
5 664 (8.21%) T-SQL
6 457 (5.65%) VB.NET
7 345 (4.27%) VB
8 278 (3.44%) Python
9 255 (3.15%) PowerShell
10 225 (2.78%) VBA
11 194 (2.40%) PL/SQL
12 165 (2.04%) Ruby
13 162 (2.00%) C
14 133 (1.65%) Perl
15 127 (1.57%) PHP
16 106 (1.31%) VB6
17 97 (1.20%) VBScript
18 88 (1.09%) Shell Script
19 74 (0.92%) Objective-C
20 65 (0.80%) XAML
Qualifications
1 441 (5.46%) Security Cleared
2 431 (5.33%) Degree
3 256 (3.17%) SC Cleared
4 116 (1.43%) DV Cleared
5 83 (1.03%) Microsoft Certification
6 73 (0.90%) ISEB
7 47 (0.58%) ISTQB
8 22 (0.27%) MCSD
9 15 (0.19%) MCP
9 15 (0.19%) ITIL Certification
9 15 (0.19%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 14 (0.17%) HND
11 13 (0.16%) MCAD
11 13 (0.16%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
12 11 (0.14%) PhD
13 9 (0.11%) MCITP
13 9 (0.11%) CTC Cleared
14 8 (0.099%) MCTS
14 8 (0.099%) MCPD
14 8 (0.099%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 298 (3.69%) QA
2 30 (0.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 18 (0.22%) ISO 9000
3 18 (0.22%) Data Quality
4 17 (0.21%) HL7
5 15 (0.19%) ISO 9001
5 15 (0.19%) SLA
6 10 (0.12%) Dodd-Frank
7 6 (0.074%) EMIR
7 6 (0.074%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 5 (0.062%) COREP
8 5 (0.062%) FINREP
8 5 (0.062%) IEC 61508
9 4 (0.049%) BS25999
10 3 (0.037%) Basel II
10 3 (0.037%) Solvency II
11 2 (0.025%) Basel III
11 2 (0.025%) PCI DSS
11 2 (0.025%) 21 CFR Part 11
11 2 (0.025%) MiFID
System Software
1 103 (1.27%) Active Directory
2 60 (0.74%) VMware Infrastructure
3 31 (0.38%) Microsoft App-V
4 26 (0.32%) Hyper-V
5 22 (0.27%) Firmware
6 15 (0.19%) XenApp
7 14 (0.17%) XenDesktop
7 14 (0.17%) HDFS
8 13 (0.16%) VMware ESXi
9 10 (0.12%) Apache Flume
9 10 (0.12%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 9 (0.11%) GridGain
11 8 (0.099%) vSphere
12 4 (0.049%) Varnish
12 4 (0.049%) ISA Server
12 4 (0.049%) Samba
12 4 (0.049%) VMware ESX
13 3 (0.037%) Oracle RAC
13 3 (0.037%) Terminal Services
13 3 (0.037%) Docker
Systems Management
1 68 (0.84%) Puppet
2 54 (0.67%) SCCM
3 29 (0.36%) Opscode Chef
4 28 (0.35%) HP Quality Center
5 19 (0.24%) Control-M
6 18 (0.22%) WMI
7 17 (0.21%) Vagrant
8 15 (0.19%) SCOM
9 13 (0.16%) ITRS Geneos
10 10 (0.12%) Oozie
10 10 (0.12%) SCVMM
11 9 (0.11%) OpenView Configuration Management
11 9 (0.11%) Forefront Identity Manager
12 8 (0.099%) CA Single Sign-On
13 7 (0.087%) HP SIM
13 7 (0.087%) Ansible
13 7 (0.087%) EdgeSight
14 5 (0.062%) BladeLogic
15 4 (0.049%) SCOrch
15 4 (0.049%) CA LISA
Vendors
1 1780 (22.02%) Microsoft
2 811 (10.03%) Oracle
3 224 (2.77%) Sitecore
4 136 (1.68%) Sybase
5 97 (1.20%) EPiServer
6 93 (1.15%) VMware
7 91 (1.13%) IBM
8 87 (1.08%) Telerik
9 84 (1.04%) TIBCO
10 78 (0.96%) DevExpress
11 77 (0.95%) HP
12 67 (0.83%) SAP
13 62 (0.77%) Xamarin
14 53 (0.66%) Twitter
14 53 (0.66%) Google
15 52 (0.64%) Salesforce.com
16 45 (0.56%) Perforce
17 42 (0.52%) Citrix
18 33 (0.41%) Business Objects
19 28 (0.35%) Tableau
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