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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
C#
Rank 20 16 12
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -4
Contract jobs citing C# 3930 4352 4466
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 7.25% 8.50% 9.16%
As % of the Programming Languages category 19.00% 22.55% 24.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 2800 2915 3013
Average daily rate
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£388 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 88 124
Average hourly rate £38.25 £34.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.43 £18.35 £25.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.25 £41.15 £43.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.25 £34.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -2.85%

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
20685 19299 18387
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 38.14% 37.70% 37.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 14073 12258 11255
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 443 559 731
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 £16.00 £14.29 £16.72
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.18 £33.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.59% -5.71%

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 24 December 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 24 December 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 24 December 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 3625 £400 +3.22% 1662
London -4 1771 £450 - 448
South East -8 602 £355 +1.42% 365
City of London +4 521 £463 -2.63% 208
East of England +1 292 £388 +23.01% 129
South West -6 236 £330 -5.71% 146
North West -1 217 £311 -0.40% 210
Yorkshire -6 202 £325 +8.33% 159
Scotland -3 180 £330 +5.60% 60
West Midlands -7 148 £338 +3.84% 106
Surrey 0 139 £375 +3.44% 72
Cambridgeshire 0 133 £400 +23.07% 41
Manchester +2 132 £315 +2.02% 112
West Yorkshire -7 131 £339 +13.67% 95
East Midlands -7 115 £325 +8.33% 72
Berkshire -19 108 £368 -2.00% 79
Hampshire -11 106 £350 +7.69% 87
Leeds -15 85 £335 +6.77% 51
Buckinghamshire -15 75 £400 +23.07% 24
Glasgow +15 74 £325 -3.70% 30
Somerset +1 74 £325 -16.66% 16
Edinburgh -8 70 £375 +20.48% 20
Wales 0 61 £315 +4.30% 24
South Wales +16 58 £311 -11.07% 17
Hertfordshire +7 52 £355 -8.32% 30
Oxfordshire -3 49 £350 +7.69% 46
Cheshire -1 47 £319 +6.25% 67
Milton Keynes -17 46 £413 +3.12% 13
Kent 0 43 £323 +0.78% 28
Bristol -17 43 £356 +1.78% 40

C#
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 6271 (77.27%) .NET
2 3354 (41.33%) SQL Server
3 3313 (40.82%) ASP.NET
4 2897 (35.69%) SQL
5 2824 (34.80%) Agile Software Development
6 2582 (31.81%) JavaScript
7 2428 (29.92%) MVC
8 2370 (29.20%) HTML
9 1878 (23.14%) CSS
10 1818 (22.40%) Microsoft
11 1569 (19.33%) TDD
12 1460 (17.99%) WCF
13 1436 (17.69%) jQuery
14 1414 (17.42%) ASP.NET MVC
15 1326 (16.34%) .NET Framework
16 1300 (16.02%) Finance
17 1252 (15.43%) Java
18 1155 (14.23%) Web Services
19 1143 (14.08%) Visual Studio
20 1097 (13.52%) XML
21 1096 (13.50%) Scrum
22 1079 (13.29%) Windows
23 961 (11.84%) OO
24 922 (11.36%) Oracle
25 890 (10.97%) SQL Server 2008
26 874 (10.77%) HTML5
27 859 (10.58%) WPF
28 824 (10.15%) SharePoint
29 768 (9.46%) Team Foundation Server
30 734 (9.04%) C++

C#
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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
1 824 (10.15%) SharePoint
2 435 (5.36%) CMS
3 334 (4.12%) IIS
4 327 (4.03%) SharePoint 2010
5 272 (3.35%) SharePoint 2013
6 246 (3.03%) BizTalk Server
7 207 (2.55%) Umbraco
8 160 (1.97%) Sitecore CMS
9 111 (1.37%) Node.js
10 65 (0.80%) SharePoint Server
11 64 (0.79%) Kentico
12 54 (0.67%) Tomcat
13 51 (0.63%) WebSphere
14 46 (0.57%) Apache
15 34 (0.42%) Confluence
16 29 (0.36%) TIBCO EMS
17 28 (0.34%) EPiServer CMS
18 26 (0.32%) JBoss
19 24 (0.30%) ArcGIS
20 23 (0.28%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 586 (7.22%) MS Excel
2 163 (2.01%) MS Office
3 73 (0.90%) MS Visio
4 67 (0.83%) InfoPath
5 46 (0.57%) MS Project
6 37 (0.46%) MS PowerPoint
7 32 (0.39%) Spreadsheet
8 27 (0.33%) Photoshop
9 10 (0.12%) PowerPivot
10 8 (0.099%) Mingle
10 8 (0.099%) Adobe Illustrator
11 3 (0.037%) Fireworks
12 2 (0.025%) SPSS
12 2 (0.025%) FastStats
13 1 (0.012%) OmniGraffle
13 1 (0.012%) Acrobat
13 1 (0.012%) Simulink
13 1 (0.012%) S-PLUS
13 1 (0.012%) Maya
13 1 (0.012%) 3ds Max
Business Applications
1 392 (4.83%) Dynamics CRM
2 36 (0.44%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 26 (0.32%) Oracle EBS
4 25 (0.31%) Dynamics AX
5 19 (0.23%) Markit EDM
6 17 (0.21%) ION MarketView
7 15 (0.18%) IntelliMatch
8 14 (0.17%) Endur
9 12 (0.15%) Dynamics NAV
10 11 (0.14%) Tridion
11 10 (0.12%) Remedy ITSM
12 9 (0.11%) SmartPlant
13 8 (0.099%) Murex MxG2000
13 8 (0.099%) Oracle Applications
14 6 (0.074%) Agresso
14 6 (0.074%) ZaiNet
14 6 (0.074%) Oracle BPM
14 6 (0.074%) Advent Portfolio Exchange
14 6 (0.074%) Magento
15 5 (0.062%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 292 (3.60%) Microsoft Azure
2 57 (0.70%) Amazon AWS
3 49 (0.60%) Office 365
4 40 (0.49%) SaaS
5 35 (0.43%) PaaS
6 29 (0.36%) GitHub
7 20 (0.25%) Cloud Computing
8 17 (0.21%) Amazon EC2
9 11 (0.14%) IaaS
10 7 (0.086%) Amazon S3
10 7 (0.086%) Force.com
11 4 (0.049%) Heroku
11 4 (0.049%) Amazon SQS
12 2 (0.025%) MailChimp
12 2 (0.025%) Google Cloud Platform
13 1 (0.012%) Responsys
13 1 (0.012%) SoftLayer
13 1 (0.012%) Google App Engine
13 1 (0.012%) OpenShift
13 1 (0.012%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 168 (2.07%) HTTP
2 96 (1.18%) Intranet
3 84 (1.03%) Internet
4 66 (0.81%) TCP/IP
5 42 (0.52%) SSL
6 38 (0.47%) DNS
7 31 (0.38%) Firewall
7 31 (0.38%) FTP
8 29 (0.36%) Extranet
9 24 (0.30%) LDAP
10 23 (0.28%) 3G
11 21 (0.26%) LTE
12 20 (0.25%) Radio Access Network
12 20 (0.25%) SAN
13 19 (0.23%) 2G
13 19 (0.23%) Modbus
14 16 (0.20%) MQTT
15 15 (0.18%) DHCP
16 14 (0.17%) HTTPS
17 13 (0.16%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3354 (41.33%) SQL Server
2 890 (10.97%) SQL Server 2008
3 478 (5.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 464 (5.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 365 (4.50%) SQL Server 2012
6 329 (4.05%) SQL Server 2005
7 260 (3.20%) Oracle Database
8 244 (3.01%) Relational Database
9 176 (2.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 149 (1.84%) Data Warehouse
11 129 (1.59%) MySQL
12 125 (1.54%) NoSQL
13 105 (1.29%) MongoDB
14 101 (1.24%) SQL Server 2000
15 80 (0.99%) Oracle Database 11g
15 80 (0.99%) Big Data
16 65 (0.80%) RDBMS
17 64 (0.79%) Oracle Reports
18 58 (0.71%) Hadoop
19 57 (0.70%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 1143 (14.08%) Visual Studio
2 768 (9.46%) Team Foundation Server
3 385 (4.74%) NUnit
4 365 (4.50%) Selenium
5 346 (4.26%) Subversion
6 261 (3.22%) Git (software)
7 215 (2.65%) SpecFlow
8 196 (2.41%) JIRA
9 168 (2.07%) WebDriver
10 157 (1.93%) Jenkins
11 152 (1.87%) TeamCity
12 122 (1.50%) MSTest
13 103 (1.27%) JUnit
14 99 (1.22%) Moq
15 90 (1.11%) Rhino Mocks
16 89 (1.10%) Cucumber
17 73 (0.90%) QuickTest Pro
18 69 (0.85%) Maven
19 67 (0.83%) MSBuild
20 62 (0.76%) Eclipse
General
1 1300 (16.02%) Finance
2 715 (8.81%) Banking
3 523 (6.44%) Front Office
4 353 (4.35%) Investment Banking
5 160 (1.97%) Retail
6 145 (1.79%) Telecoms
7 141 (1.74%) Marketing
8 119 (1.47%) Back Office
9 114 (1.40%) Advertising
10 72 (0.89%) Games
11 58 (0.71%) Manufacturing
12 51 (0.63%) Publishing
12 51 (0.63%) Legal
13 49 (0.60%) Electronics
14 45 (0.55%) Financial Institution
15 42 (0.52%) Law
16 31 (0.38%) Billing
17 21 (0.26%) Automotive
18 11 (0.14%) Turkish Language
19 10 (0.12%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 6190 (76.27%) Developer
2 2433 (29.98%) .NET Developer
3 1954 (24.08%) C# Developer
4 1024 (12.62%) C# .NET Developer
5 614 (7.57%) Senior Developer
6 557 (6.86%) ASP.NET Developer
7 435 (5.36%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 410 (5.05%) Web Developer
9 393 (4.84%) Analyst
10 357 (4.40%) SharePoint Developer
11 328 (4.04%) Software Developer
12 327 (4.03%) Architect
13 245 (3.02%) Senior .NET Developer
14 243 (2.99%) SQL Developer
15 227 (2.80%) Java Developer
16 217 (2.67%) CRM Developer
17 204 (2.51%) Senior C# Developer
18 169 (2.08%) Consultant
18 169 (2.08%) Dynamics CRM Developer
19 159 (1.96%) WPF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6271 (77.27%) .NET
2 3313 (40.82%) ASP.NET
3 2370 (29.20%) HTML
4 1878 (23.14%) CSS
5 1460 (17.99%) WCF
6 1436 (17.69%) jQuery
7 1414 (17.42%) ASP.NET MVC
8 1326 (16.34%) .NET Framework
9 1155 (14.23%) Web Services
10 1097 (13.52%) XML
11 874 (10.77%) HTML5
12 859 (10.58%) WPF
13 611 (7.53%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
14 539 (6.64%) Ajax
15 495 (6.10%) AngularJS
16 467 (5.75%) CSS3
17 395 (4.87%) REST
18 388 (4.78%) WinForms
19 355 (4.37%) ASP.NET MVC 4
20 352 (4.34%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 386 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
2 282 (3.47%) Computer Science
3 250 (3.08%) Fixed Income
4 226 (2.78%) Derivative
5 198 (2.44%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 171 (2.11%) User Experience
6 171 (2.11%) Open Source
7 162 (2.00%) Mobile App
8 144 (1.77%) N-Tier
9 112 (1.38%) Inversion of Control
10 107 (1.32%) Mathematics
11 96 (1.18%) Equities
12 93 (1.15%) Management Information System
13 92 (1.13%) Enterprise Software
14 86 (1.06%) NHS
15 78 (0.96%) Market Risk
16 73 (0.90%) Grid Computing
17 69 (0.85%) Hedge funds
18 67 (0.83%) Credit Risk
19 65 (0.80%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 1079 (13.29%) Windows
2 289 (3.56%) UNIX
3 263 (3.24%) Linux
4 123 (1.52%) Android
4 123 (1.52%) Apple iOS
5 107 (1.32%) Windows Server 2008
6 82 (1.01%) Windows Server 2003
7 50 (0.62%) Windows 7
8 46 (0.57%) Windows Phone
9 44 (0.54%) Windows Mobile
10 37 (0.46%) Windows 8
11 35 (0.43%) Windows Server 2012
12 29 (0.36%) Windows XP
13 20 (0.25%) Windows NT
14 18 (0.22%) Mac OS X
14 18 (0.22%) Windows CE
15 17 (0.21%) Windows Vista
16 15 (0.18%) Windows Phone 8
17 14 (0.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 12 (0.15%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 2824 (34.80%) Agile Software Development
2 2428 (29.92%) MVC
3 1569 (19.33%) TDD
4 1096 (13.50%) Scrum
5 961 (11.84%) OO
6 615 (7.58%) BDD
7 573 (7.06%) Continuous Integration
8 543 (6.69%) CRM
9 459 (5.66%) Web Development
10 450 (5.54%) E-Commerce
11 440 (5.42%) Unit Testing
12 437 (5.38%) Software Engineering
13 374 (4.61%) Multithreading
14 353 (4.35%) SOA
15 308 (3.79%) OOP
16 290 (3.57%) MVVM
17 264 (3.25%) Automated Testing
18 251 (3.09%) Business Intelligence
19 240 (2.96%) Workflow
20 221 (2.72%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 2897 (35.69%) SQL
2 2582 (31.81%) JavaScript
3 1252 (15.43%) Java
4 734 (9.04%) C++
5 728 (8.97%) T-SQL
6 534 (6.58%) VB.NET
7 326 (4.02%) Python
8 307 (3.78%) VB
9 257 (3.17%) PL/SQL
10 255 (3.14%) PowerShell
11 234 (2.88%) Ruby
12 220 (2.71%) VBA
13 158 (1.95%) C
14 153 (1.89%) VBScript
15 148 (1.82%) PHP
16 114 (1.40%) Perl
17 97 (1.20%) XAML
18 96 (1.18%) Scala
19 81 (1.00%) VB6
20 53 (0.65%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 430 (5.30%) Degree
2 415 (5.11%) Security Cleared
3 293 (3.61%) SC Cleared
4 103 (1.27%) ISTQB
5 98 (1.21%) ISEB
6 95 (1.17%) Microsoft Certification
7 63 (0.78%) DV Cleared
8 36 (0.44%) MCITP
9 33 (0.41%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 21 (0.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 21 (0.26%) MCTS
11 15 (0.18%) MCSD
12 14 (0.17%) CTC Cleared
13 11 (0.14%) BC Cleared
13 11 (0.14%) MCP
14 10 (0.12%) PhD
15 8 (0.099%) HND
16 7 (0.086%) MCPD
16 7 (0.086%) Cisco Certification
17 6 (0.074%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 305 (3.76%) QA
2 18 (0.22%) SLA
3 16 (0.20%) PCI DSS
3 16 (0.20%) ISO 9001
4 15 (0.18%) HL7
5 8 (0.099%) Data Quality
6 7 (0.086%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 6 (0.074%) GPG13
8 5 (0.062%) Basel III
8 5 (0.062%) WAI
9 4 (0.049%) WCAG
10 3 (0.037%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 3 (0.037%) COBIT
10 3 (0.037%) EMIR
10 3 (0.037%) Dodd-Frank
11 1 (0.012%) DICOM
11 1 (0.012%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 78 (0.96%) Active Directory
2 30 (0.37%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (0.20%) Hyper-V
4 13 (0.16%) Apache Flume
4 13 (0.16%) HDFS
5 12 (0.15%) XenApp
6 11 (0.14%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 10 (0.12%) VMware ESXi
7 10 (0.12%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 8 (0.099%) XenDesktop
9 6 (0.074%) VMware ESX
10 5 (0.062%) Microsoft App-V
10 5 (0.062%) vSphere
10 5 (0.062%) Forefront TMG
10 5 (0.062%) vCloud
11 4 (0.049%) Oracle RAC
11 4 (0.049%) Docker
11 4 (0.049%) Oracle RMAN
12 2 (0.025%) DFS Replication
12 2 (0.025%) RACF
Systems Management
1 55 (0.68%) HP Quality Center
2 52 (0.64%) Puppet
3 37 (0.46%) Opscode Chef
4 23 (0.28%) SCCM
4 23 (0.28%) SCOM
5 18 (0.22%) ITRS Geneos
5 18 (0.22%) SCOrch
6 14 (0.17%) Oozie
7 12 (0.15%) WMI
8 11 (0.14%) Ambari
9 8 (0.099%) HP SIM
9 8 (0.099%) logstash
9 8 (0.099%) SCVMM
9 8 (0.099%) EdgeSight
10 6 (0.074%) Kibana
10 6 (0.074%) OpenIDM
11 5 (0.062%) SCSM
11 5 (0.062%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
12 4 (0.049%) OpenView Configuration Management
12 4 (0.049%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 1818 (22.40%) Microsoft
2 922 (11.36%) Oracle
3 207 (2.55%) Sitecore
4 119 (1.47%) Sybase
5 98 (1.21%) TIBCO
6 90 (1.11%) EPiServer
6 90 (1.11%) Telerik
7 84 (1.03%) HP
8 72 (0.89%) SAP
9 64 (0.79%) Salesforce.com
10 58 (0.71%) IBM
11 56 (0.69%) Google
12 49 (0.60%) Xamarin
13 45 (0.55%) Adobe
14 43 (0.53%) DevExpress
15 42 (0.52%) VMware
15 42 (0.52%) Twitter
16 34 (0.42%) Informatica
17 29 (0.36%) Business Objects
18 27 (0.33%) Ektron
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