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 23 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
23 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
C#
Rank 21 15 15
Rank change year-on-year
-6 0
Contract jobs citing C# 4263 4598 4788
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 7.30% 8.91% 8.79%
As % of the Programming Languages category 19.60% 22.92% 23.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 2892 3121 3070
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 £575 £550 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 84 104
Average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £34.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.60 £22.50 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.00 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%

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
21749 20060 20316
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 37.23% 38.86% 37.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 14452 12854 12072
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 421 562 691
Average hourly rate £35.00 £33.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.47% -4.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £16.20 £16.29
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £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 23 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 23 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 23 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 3916 £378 +0.66% 2584
London -2 1850 £450 - 755
South East -8 651 £350 - 474
City of London 0 502 £450 - 268
East of England -3 303 £363 -3.33% 197
Yorkshire +2 248 £325 +9.06% 222
South West -7 232 £330 +3.12% 278
Scotland -8 205 £329 +5.30% 106
North West -13 204 £320 +3.22% 345
West Midlands -8 188 £344 +14.48% 140
West Yorkshire +3 163 £340 +14.09% 136
East Midlands -3 151 £325 +8.33% 116
Berkshire -9 123 £375 +7.14% 67
Surrey -5 121 £375 +4.16% 115
Manchester -5 106 £315 +1.61% 191
Leeds 0 104 £335 +12.04% 81
Hampshire -19 101 £350 +7.69% 124
Buckinghamshire -8 90 £396 +13.21% 36
North East +9 89 £350 +16.66% 58
Edinburgh -7 83 £350 +12.00% 33
Cambridgeshire -6 80 £310 -11.42% 80
Tyne and Wear +9 75 £365 +12.30% 53
Wales -6 71 £325 +18.18% 38
Newcastle upon Tyne +8 69 £375 +15.38% 40
Somerset +2 68 £320 -1.53% 37
East Sussex +6 67 £313 +4.16% 24
South Wales +4 65 £325 +20.37% 31
Nottinghamshire -3 62 £325 +8.33% 31
Milton Keynes -13 61 £400 +10.34% 24
Glasgow +3 58 £345 - 42

C#
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 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 6456 (76.75%) .NET
2 3646 (43.34%) ASP.NET
3 3502 (41.63%) SQL Server
4 2949 (35.06%) Agile Software Development
5 2886 (34.31%) SQL
6 2682 (31.88%) JavaScript
7 2600 (30.91%) MVC
8 2424 (28.82%) HTML
9 1876 (22.30%) CSS
10 1855 (22.05%) Microsoft
11 1650 (19.61%) TDD
12 1532 (18.21%) WCF
13 1512 (17.97%) ASP.NET MVC
14 1470 (17.48%) jQuery
15 1368 (16.26%) .NET Framework
16 1280 (15.22%) Finance
17 1171 (13.92%) Web Services
17 1171 (13.92%) Java
18 1167 (13.87%) Windows
19 1127 (13.40%) Scrum
20 1122 (13.34%) Visual Studio
21 1121 (13.33%) XML
22 961 (11.42%) WPF
23 925 (11.00%) OO
24 923 (10.97%) SQL Server 2008
25 910 (10.82%) Oracle
26 860 (10.22%) HTML5
27 835 (9.93%) SharePoint
28 795 (9.45%) Banking
29 782 (9.30%) Team Foundation Server

C#
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 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
1 835 (9.93%) SharePoint
2 432 (5.14%) CMS
3 382 (4.54%) IIS
4 327 (3.89%) SharePoint 2010
5 264 (3.14%) BizTalk Server
6 259 (3.08%) SharePoint 2013
7 230 (2.73%) Umbraco
8 154 (1.83%) Sitecore CMS
9 123 (1.46%) Node.js
10 90 (1.07%) SharePoint Server
11 49 (0.58%) Tomcat
12 43 (0.51%) Kentico
13 39 (0.46%) WebSphere
14 36 (0.43%) Confluence
15 34 (0.40%) Apache
16 29 (0.34%) K2 blackpearl
17 28 (0.33%) EPiServer CMS
17 28 (0.33%) Oracle Coherence
18 27 (0.32%) JBoss
19 26 (0.31%) ArcGIS
Applications
1 568 (6.75%) MS Excel
2 130 (1.55%) MS Office
3 98 (1.17%) InfoPath
4 43 (0.51%) MS Project
5 40 (0.48%) MS Visio
6 37 (0.44%) Photoshop
7 24 (0.29%) Spreadsheet
8 14 (0.17%) MS PowerPoint
9 9 (0.11%) Adobe Illustrator
10 6 (0.071%) PowerPivot
11 5 (0.059%) Mingle
12 3 (0.036%) Fireworks
13 2 (0.024%) FastStats
13 2 (0.024%) Maya
13 2 (0.024%) AutoCAD
13 2 (0.024%) Simulink
13 2 (0.024%) SPSS
14 1 (0.012%) PrintSoft PReS
14 1 (0.012%) Adobe Captivate
14 1 (0.012%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 378 (4.49%) Dynamics CRM
2 46 (0.55%) Dynamics AX
3 37 (0.44%) Oracle Applications
4 33 (0.39%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 18 (0.21%) Oracle EBS
6 13 (0.15%) Tridion
6 13 (0.15%) IntelliMatch
7 11 (0.13%) Dynamics NAV
7 11 (0.13%) ION MarketView
8 10 (0.12%) Markit EDM
9 7 (0.083%) Murex MxG2000
9 7 (0.083%) WebTrends
9 7 (0.083%) Endur
9 7 (0.083%) Remedy ITSM
10 6 (0.071%) Advent Portfolio Exchange
10 6 (0.071%) Google Analytics
10 6 (0.071%) Agresso
10 6 (0.071%) Oracle Financials
11 5 (0.059%) BusinessWorks
11 5 (0.059%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 269 (3.20%) Microsoft Azure
2 54 (0.64%) Amazon AWS
3 48 (0.57%) Office 365
4 40 (0.48%) SaaS
5 32 (0.38%) PaaS
6 30 (0.36%) GitHub
7 22 (0.26%) Cloud Computing
8 20 (0.24%) Amazon EC2
9 11 (0.13%) Force.com
10 9 (0.11%) Amazon S3
11 8 (0.095%) Amazon SQS
12 6 (0.071%) IaaS
13 5 (0.059%) CloudFront
14 4 (0.048%) Heroku
15 2 (0.024%) MailChimp
16 1 (0.012%) Google App Engine
16 1 (0.012%) Gitorious
16 1 (0.012%) Responsys
Communications & Networking
1 144 (1.71%) HTTP
2 99 (1.18%) Intranet
3 90 (1.07%) Internet
4 58 (0.69%) TCP/IP
5 37 (0.44%) SSL
5 37 (0.44%) DNS
6 34 (0.40%) SAN
7 29 (0.34%) LDAP
8 28 (0.33%) Extranet
9 18 (0.21%) FTP
10 17 (0.20%) Firewall
11 14 (0.17%) Modbus
12 12 (0.14%) MQTT
12 12 (0.14%) LTE
12 12 (0.14%) 3G
12 12 (0.14%) DHCP
13 11 (0.13%) Wireshark
13 11 (0.13%) Radio Access Network
14 10 (0.12%) 2G
15 9 (0.11%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3502 (41.63%) SQL Server
2 923 (10.97%) SQL Server 2008
3 560 (6.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 505 (6.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 365 (4.34%) SQL Server 2012
6 345 (4.10%) SQL Server 2005
7 265 (3.15%) Relational Database
8 196 (2.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 192 (2.28%) Oracle Database
10 157 (1.87%) MySQL
11 155 (1.84%) Data Warehouse
12 149 (1.77%) NoSQL
13 99 (1.18%) MongoDB
14 96 (1.14%) SQL Server 2000
15 78 (0.93%) Big Data
16 77 (0.92%) Oracle Reports
17 76 (0.90%) RDBMS
18 57 (0.68%) Oracle Database 11g
19 48 (0.57%) DTS
20 46 (0.55%) RavenDB
Development Applications
1 1122 (13.34%) Visual Studio
2 782 (9.30%) Team Foundation Server
3 392 (4.66%) NUnit
4 371 (4.41%) Selenium
5 320 (3.80%) Subversion
6 239 (2.84%) Git (software)
7 213 (2.53%) SpecFlow
8 190 (2.26%) JIRA
9 169 (2.01%) TeamCity
10 161 (1.91%) WebDriver
11 128 (1.52%) Jenkins
12 127 (1.51%) MSTest
13 120 (1.43%) QuickTest Pro
14 91 (1.08%) Rhino Mocks
15 90 (1.07%) JUnit
16 89 (1.06%) Cucumber
17 74 (0.88%) Moq
18 72 (0.86%) MSBuild
18 72 (0.86%) Maven
19 54 (0.64%) Eclipse
General
1 1280 (15.22%) Finance
2 795 (9.45%) Banking
3 556 (6.61%) Front Office
4 380 (4.52%) Investment Banking
5 166 (1.97%) Retail
6 155 (1.84%) Back Office
7 140 (1.66%) Marketing
8 123 (1.46%) Telecoms
9 107 (1.27%) Advertising
10 90 (1.07%) Games
11 67 (0.80%) Manufacturing
12 52 (0.62%) Financial Institution
13 50 (0.59%) Legal
14 48 (0.57%) Publishing
15 47 (0.56%) Electronics
16 27 (0.32%) Law
17 19 (0.23%) Automotive
18 16 (0.19%) Billing
19 15 (0.18%) Pharmaceutical
20 10 (0.12%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 6520 (77.51%) Developer
2 2646 (31.46%) .NET Developer
3 2125 (25.26%) C# Developer
4 1144 (13.60%) C# .NET Developer
5 653 (7.76%) ASP.NET Developer
6 590 (7.01%) Senior Developer
7 508 (6.04%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 455 (5.41%) Web Developer
9 423 (5.03%) Analyst
10 363 (4.32%) SharePoint Developer
11 312 (3.71%) Software Developer
12 263 (3.13%) SQL Developer
13 254 (3.02%) Senior .NET Developer
13 254 (3.02%) Architect
14 229 (2.72%) CRM Developer
15 201 (2.39%) WPF Developer
16 190 (2.26%) Tester
17 188 (2.23%) Software Engineer
17 188 (2.23%) Java Developer
18 186 (2.21%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6456 (76.75%) .NET
2 3646 (43.34%) ASP.NET
3 2424 (28.82%) HTML
4 1876 (22.30%) CSS
5 1532 (18.21%) WCF
6 1512 (17.97%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1470 (17.48%) jQuery
8 1368 (16.26%) .NET Framework
9 1171 (13.92%) Web Services
10 1121 (13.33%) XML
11 961 (11.42%) WPF
12 860 (10.22%) HTML5
13 650 (7.73%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
14 560 (6.66%) Ajax
15 433 (5.15%) CSS3
16 424 (5.04%) WinForms
17 398 (4.73%) AngularJS
18 381 (4.53%) REST
19 368 (4.37%) LINQ
20 364 (4.33%) ASP.NET MVC 4
Miscellaneous
1 359 (4.27%) Analytical Skills
2 277 (3.29%) Computer Science
3 240 (2.85%) Fixed Income
4 237 (2.82%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 210 (2.50%) Derivative
6 174 (2.07%) Open Source
6 174 (2.07%) User Experience
7 165 (1.96%) N-Tier
8 154 (1.83%) Mobile App
9 119 (1.41%) Equities
10 105 (1.25%) Mathematics
10 105 (1.25%) Inversion of Control
11 96 (1.14%) Enterprise Software
12 94 (1.12%) Market Risk
13 84 (1.00%) Client/Server
14 78 (0.93%) Credit Risk
15 75 (0.89%) Hedge funds
16 72 (0.86%) Management Information System
17 65 (0.77%) Visualisation
17 65 (0.77%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 1167 (13.87%) Windows
2 293 (3.48%) UNIX
3 241 (2.86%) Linux
4 131 (1.56%) Android
5 128 (1.52%) Apple iOS
6 115 (1.37%) Windows Server 2008
7 91 (1.08%) Windows Server 2003
8 61 (0.73%) Windows 7
9 54 (0.64%) Windows 8
10 49 (0.58%) Windows Server 2012
11 46 (0.55%) Windows Phone
12 43 (0.51%) Windows Mobile
13 26 (0.31%) Windows XP
14 19 (0.23%) Windows Phone 8
15 17 (0.20%) Windows NT
16 16 (0.19%) Mac OS X
17 15 (0.18%) Windows CE
17 15 (0.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 10 (0.12%) zOS
19 7 (0.083%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 2949 (35.06%) Agile Software Development
2 2600 (30.91%) MVC
3 1650 (19.61%) TDD
4 1127 (13.40%) Scrum
5 925 (11.00%) OO
6 670 (7.96%) BDD
7 608 (7.23%) CRM
8 582 (6.92%) Continuous Integration
9 544 (6.47%) Unit Testing
10 527 (6.26%) Web Development
11 459 (5.46%) E-Commerce
12 438 (5.21%) Software Engineering
13 388 (4.61%) Multithreading
14 347 (4.13%) SOA
15 325 (3.86%) MVVM
16 317 (3.77%) OOP
17 271 (3.22%) Test Automation
18 264 (3.14%) Workflow
19 251 (2.98%) Business Intelligence
20 249 (2.96%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 2886 (34.31%) SQL
2 2682 (31.88%) JavaScript
3 1171 (13.92%) Java
4 775 (9.21%) C++
5 672 (7.99%) T-SQL
6 547 (6.50%) VB.NET
7 381 (4.53%) VB
8 331 (3.93%) Python
9 257 (3.06%) PowerShell
10 254 (3.02%) PL/SQL
11 221 (2.63%) Ruby
12 185 (2.20%) PHP
13 184 (2.19%) VBA
14 163 (1.94%) C
15 135 (1.60%) Perl
16 132 (1.57%) VBScript
17 121 (1.44%) Scala
18 101 (1.20%) XAML
19 88 (1.05%) VB6
20 50 (0.59%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 506 (6.02%) Security Cleared
2 473 (5.62%) Degree
3 382 (4.54%) SC Cleared
4 193 (2.29%) ISTQB
5 123 (1.46%) ISEB
6 114 (1.36%) Microsoft Certification
7 96 (1.14%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 88 (1.05%) DV Cleared
9 35 (0.42%) MCITP
9 35 (0.42%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 26 (0.31%) MCSD
11 23 (0.27%) MCTS
12 17 (0.20%) Cisco Certification
13 16 (0.19%) BC Cleared
14 15 (0.18%) MCSE
15 14 (0.17%) CTC Cleared
15 14 (0.17%) CCNA
16 12 (0.14%) MCP
17 10 (0.12%) PhD
18 9 (0.11%) MCPD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 347 (4.13%) QA
2 24 (0.29%) ISO 9001
3 22 (0.26%) SLA
4 16 (0.19%) PCI DSS
5 15 (0.18%) HL7
6 11 (0.13%) Basel III
7 9 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 6 (0.071%) GPG13
8 6 (0.071%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 5 (0.059%) WAI
9 5 (0.059%) Data Quality
10 3 (0.036%) WCAG
10 3 (0.036%) ISO 14001
10 3 (0.036%) Dodd-Frank
11 2 (0.024%) EMIR
11 2 (0.024%) COBIT
12 1 (0.012%) DICOM
System Software
1 81 (0.96%) Active Directory
2 18 (0.21%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (0.13%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 11 (0.13%) Apache Flume
3 11 (0.13%) HDFS
4 7 (0.083%) XenApp
4 7 (0.083%) Hyper-V
5 5 (0.059%) vCloud
6 4 (0.048%) vSphere
6 4 (0.048%) VMware ESX
6 4 (0.048%) Microsoft App-V
7 3 (0.036%) Docker
8 2 (0.024%) Platform Symphony
8 2 (0.024%) DFS Replication
8 2 (0.024%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (0.024%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 2 (0.024%) NDS
8 2 (0.024%) Firmware
8 2 (0.024%) Oracle RMAN
8 2 (0.024%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 81 (0.96%) HP Quality Center
2 36 (0.43%) Opscode Chef
2 36 (0.43%) Puppet
3 27 (0.32%) SCCM
4 21 (0.25%) ITRS Geneos
5 12 (0.14%) SCOrch
5 12 (0.14%) WMI
6 11 (0.13%) Oozie
6 11 (0.13%) Ambari
7 10 (0.12%) SCOM
7 10 (0.12%) WSUS
8 8 (0.095%) Control-M
9 7 (0.083%) logstash
10 4 (0.048%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 4 (0.048%) Kibana
10 4 (0.048%) Vagrant
11 3 (0.036%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
11 3 (0.036%) Nagios
11 3 (0.036%) NetBackup
12 2 (0.024%) Opsview
Vendors
1 1855 (22.05%) Microsoft
2 910 (10.82%) Oracle
3 202 (2.40%) Sitecore
4 151 (1.80%) HP
5 134 (1.59%) Sybase
6 101 (1.20%) EPiServer
7 87 (1.03%) TIBCO
8 75 (0.89%) Telerik
9 74 (0.88%) SAP
10 56 (0.67%) DevExpress
11 54 (0.64%) IBM
12 51 (0.61%) Google
12 51 (0.61%) Xamarin
13 47 (0.56%) Salesforce.com
13 47 (0.56%) Adobe
14 39 (0.46%) Business Objects
15 36 (0.43%) Twitter
16 35 (0.42%) Informatica
17 28 (0.33%) RedDot
18 27 (0.32%) Open Text
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