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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
C#
Rank 17 14 15
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +1
Contract jobs citing C# 4298 4852 5000
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 7.60% 9.21% 8.64%
As % of the Programming Languages category 20.40% 23.74% 23.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 2863 3331 3258
Average daily rate
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£375 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £580
UK excluding London average daily rate £328 £325 £318
% change year-on-year
+0.76% +2.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 83 114
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 £25.00 £30.40 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £50.60 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -2.77%

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
21073 20434 21374
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 37.26% 38.77% 36.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 13351 12843 12797
Average daily rate £388 £395 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.89% +5.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £266 £255 £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 425 566 760
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.25 £15.50 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.00 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%

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 29 August 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 29 August 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 29 August 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 3964 £375 -3.22% 2215
London -7 1835 £450 - 732
South East -6 667 £350 - 372
City of London 0 514 £463 -2.63% 282
East of England -3 314 £350 -7.89% 176
North West +2 261 £325 +8.33% 255
Yorkshire -1 234 £325 +8.33% 186
South West -2 230 £325 - 200
Scotland -7 207 £325 -11.68% 120
West Midlands -6 203 £338 +12.50% 126
West Yorkshire +4 173 £325 +4.00% 102
Berkshire +6 141 £375 - 62
Manchester +1 138 £325 +8.33% 136
East Midlands -3 137 £310 +12.72% 119
Hampshire -12 134 £375 +14.46% 74
Leeds +7 129 £320 +2.40% 60
Surrey -4 111 £350 -3.11% 78
Glasgow -1 100 £375 -16.66% 57
Cambridgeshire -4 96 £315 -10.00% 59
Buckinghamshire -11 90 £388 +3.33% 31
North East +4 73 £350 +10.23% 56
Somerset +1 70 £325 -4.25% 24
Reading +5 68 £375 -2.59% 25
Cheshire +6 66 £325 +8.33% 58
Milton Keynes -13 65 £400 +6.66% 17
Edinburgh +1 64 £300 - 40
East Sussex +7 63 £315 -6.66% 26
Birmingham -6 62 £350 -2.09% 41
Suffolk -2 59 £400 +2.56% 34
Wales +10 57 £350 +25.00% 46

C#
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 6437 (77.03%) .NET
2 3747 (44.84%) ASP.NET
3 3680 (44.04%) SQL Server
4 2864 (34.27%) SQL
5 2660 (31.83%) JavaScript
6 2578 (30.85%) MVC
7 2442 (29.22%) HTML
8 1887 (22.58%) CSS
9 1780 (21.30%) Microsoft
10 1595 (19.09%) WCF
11 1587 (18.99%) TDD
12 1499 (17.94%) ASP.NET MVC
13 1498 (17.93%) jQuery
14 1483 (17.75%) Agile Software Development
15 1312 (15.70%) .NET Framework
16 1234 (14.77%) Finance
17 1225 (14.66%) Web Services
18 1212 (14.50%) Windows
19 1210 (14.48%) Visual Studio
20 1199 (14.35%) XML
21 1110 (13.28%) Scrum
22 1081 (12.94%) Java
23 1012 (12.11%) SQL Server 2008
24 978 (11.70%) WPF
25 904 (10.82%) Oracle
26 880 (10.53%) OO
27 850 (10.17%) SharePoint
28 838 (10.03%) HTML5
29 821 (9.83%) Banking
30 794 (9.50%) Team Foundation Server

C#
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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
1 850 (10.17%) SharePoint
2 474 (5.67%) CMS
3 401 (4.80%) IIS
4 322 (3.85%) SharePoint 2010
5 271 (3.24%) BizTalk Server
6 238 (2.85%) Umbraco
7 232 (2.78%) SharePoint 2013
8 176 (2.11%) Sitecore CMS
9 135 (1.62%) Node.js
10 104 (1.24%) SharePoint Server
11 38 (0.45%) WebSphere
12 37 (0.44%) Kentico
13 36 (0.43%) Tomcat
14 32 (0.38%) Confluence
15 30 (0.36%) Apache
16 28 (0.34%) Oracle Coherence
17 27 (0.32%) WebLogic
18 26 (0.31%) K2 blackpearl
19 23 (0.28%) MQSeries
20 21 (0.25%) EPiServer CMS
Applications
1 543 (6.50%) MS Excel
2 140 (1.68%) MS Office
3 116 (1.39%) InfoPath
4 43 (0.51%) Photoshop
5 32 (0.38%) MS Visio
6 26 (0.31%) MS Project
7 23 (0.28%) MS PowerPoint
8 19 (0.23%) Spreadsheet
9 10 (0.12%) Adobe Illustrator
10 5 (0.060%) AutoCAD
11 3 (0.036%) SPSS
11 3 (0.036%) Mingle
11 3 (0.036%) PowerPivot
12 2 (0.024%) Fireworks
12 2 (0.024%) Simulink
12 2 (0.024%) Maya
12 2 (0.024%) FastStats
13 1 (0.012%) InDesign
13 1 (0.012%) Windchill
13 1 (0.012%) CATIA
Business Applications
1 316 (3.78%) Dynamics CRM
2 46 (0.55%) Dynamics AX
3 40 (0.48%) Oracle Applications
4 36 (0.43%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 17 (0.20%) Oracle EBS
6 14 (0.17%) Tridion
7 13 (0.16%) Endur
7 13 (0.16%) Dynamics NAV
8 11 (0.13%) Markit EDM
9 8 (0.096%) ION MarketView
10 7 (0.084%) Google Analytics
10 7 (0.084%) Murex MxG2000
10 7 (0.084%) WebTrends
10 7 (0.084%) IntelliMatch
11 6 (0.072%) Oracle Financials
11 6 (0.072%) Agresso
11 6 (0.072%) Remedy ITSM
11 6 (0.072%) Aligne
11 6 (0.072%) ZaiNet
12 5 (0.060%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 295 (3.53%) Microsoft Azure
2 62 (0.74%) Office 365
3 54 (0.65%) Amazon AWS
4 53 (0.63%) SaaS
5 34 (0.41%) PaaS
6 27 (0.32%) GitHub
7 20 (0.24%) Amazon EC2
8 18 (0.22%) Cloud Computing
9 11 (0.13%) Force.com
10 8 (0.096%) IaaS
11 7 (0.084%) Amazon S3
12 5 (0.060%) Amazon SQS
12 5 (0.060%) CloudFront
13 2 (0.024%) Heroku
14 1 (0.012%) Google App Engine
14 1 (0.012%) Gitorious
Communications & Networking
1 131 (1.57%) HTTP
2 106 (1.27%) Intranet
3 81 (0.97%) Internet
4 57 (0.68%) TCP/IP
5 36 (0.43%) SAN
6 35 (0.42%) DNS
7 33 (0.39%) LDAP
8 22 (0.26%) Extranet
9 21 (0.25%) SSL
10 16 (0.19%) FTP
11 15 (0.18%) Firewall
11 15 (0.18%) DHCP
12 14 (0.17%) Modbus
13 12 (0.14%) MQTT
14 8 (0.096%) VoIP
14 8 (0.096%) SNMP
15 7 (0.084%) HTTPS
15 7 (0.084%) Wireless
16 6 (0.072%) 2G
16 6 (0.072%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3680 (44.04%) SQL Server
2 1012 (12.11%) SQL Server 2008
3 566 (6.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 519 (6.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 395 (4.73%) SQL Server 2012
6 385 (4.61%) SQL Server 2005
7 263 (3.15%) Relational Database
8 193 (2.31%) MySQL
9 187 (2.24%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 180 (2.15%) Oracle Database
11 169 (2.02%) Data Warehouse
12 134 (1.60%) NoSQL
13 87 (1.04%) MongoDB
14 86 (1.03%) SQL Server 2000
15 84 (1.01%) RDBMS
16 79 (0.95%) Oracle Reports
17 73 (0.87%) Big Data
18 71 (0.85%) Oracle Database 11g
19 62 (0.74%) DTS
20 56 (0.67%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 1210 (14.48%) Visual Studio
2 794 (9.50%) Team Foundation Server
3 342 (4.09%) Selenium
4 329 (3.94%) NUnit
5 267 (3.20%) Subversion
6 247 (2.96%) Git (software)
7 203 (2.43%) SpecFlow
8 196 (2.35%) TeamCity
9 171 (2.05%) JIRA
10 162 (1.94%) WebDriver
11 120 (1.44%) QuickTest Pro
12 118 (1.41%) MSTest
13 109 (1.30%) Cucumber
14 103 (1.23%) Jenkins
15 91 (1.09%) JUnit
16 70 (0.84%) Rhino Mocks
17 69 (0.83%) FitNesse
18 64 (0.77%) MSBuild
19 59 (0.71%) Moq
20 54 (0.65%) Maven
General
1 1234 (14.77%) Finance
2 821 (9.83%) Banking
3 524 (6.27%) Front Office
4 387 (4.63%) Investment Banking
5 175 (2.09%) Back Office
6 168 (2.01%) Retail
7 137 (1.64%) Marketing
8 110 (1.32%) Telecoms
9 103 (1.23%) Advertising
10 80 (0.96%) Manufacturing
11 78 (0.93%) Games
12 57 (0.68%) Publishing
13 54 (0.65%) Financial Institution
14 51 (0.61%) Legal
15 45 (0.54%) Electronics
16 33 (0.39%) Law
17 19 (0.23%) Pharmaceutical
17 19 (0.23%) Automotive
18 12 (0.14%) Billing
19 11 (0.13%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 6440 (77.07%) Developer
2 2671 (31.97%) .NET Developer
3 2129 (25.48%) C# Developer
4 1174 (14.05%) C# .NET Developer
5 696 (8.33%) ASP.NET Developer
6 550 (6.58%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 533 (6.38%) Senior Developer
8 489 (5.85%) Web Developer
9 451 (5.40%) Analyst
10 396 (4.74%) SharePoint Developer
11 303 (3.63%) Software Developer
12 274 (3.28%) SQL Developer
13 247 (2.96%) Senior .NET Developer
14 223 (2.67%) Software Engineer
15 219 (2.62%) Architect
16 199 (2.38%) WPF Developer
17 195 (2.33%) CRM Developer
18 191 (2.29%) Tester
19 187 (2.24%) Consultant
20 175 (2.09%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6437 (77.03%) .NET
2 3747 (44.84%) ASP.NET
3 2442 (29.22%) HTML
4 1887 (22.58%) CSS
5 1595 (19.09%) WCF
6 1499 (17.94%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1498 (17.93%) jQuery
8 1312 (15.70%) .NET Framework
9 1225 (14.66%) Web Services
10 1199 (14.35%) XML
11 978 (11.70%) WPF
12 838 (10.03%) HTML5
13 670 (8.02%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
14 571 (6.83%) Ajax
15 481 (5.76%) LINQ
16 447 (5.35%) CSS3
17 426 (5.10%) WinForms
18 407 (4.87%) ASP.NET MVC 4
19 382 (4.57%) REST
20 338 (4.04%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 249 (2.98%) Computer Science
2 234 (2.80%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 199 (2.38%) Fixed Income
4 193 (2.31%) Derivative
5 162 (1.94%) N-Tier
6 142 (1.70%) Open Source
7 140 (1.68%) Mobile App
8 125 (1.50%) Enterprise Software
9 118 (1.41%) Equities
10 96 (1.15%) Market Risk
11 94 (1.12%) Inversion of Control
12 80 (0.96%) Client/Server
13 73 (0.87%) Credit Risk
14 71 (0.85%) Hedge funds
15 68 (0.81%) Mathematics
16 53 (0.63%) Visualisation
17 51 (0.61%) Management Information System
18 50 (0.60%) NHS
19 48 (0.57%) Grid Computing
20 47 (0.56%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 1212 (14.50%) Windows
2 268 (3.21%) UNIX
3 236 (2.82%) Linux
4 126 (1.51%) Windows Server 2008
5 119 (1.42%) Android
6 114 (1.36%) Apple iOS
7 107 (1.28%) Windows Server 2003
8 68 (0.81%) Windows Server 2012
9 65 (0.78%) Windows 8
9 65 (0.78%) Windows 7
10 44 (0.53%) Windows Phone
11 36 (0.43%) Windows Mobile
12 33 (0.39%) Windows XP
13 22 (0.26%) Windows Phone 8
14 15 (0.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 15 (0.18%) Windows CE
15 13 (0.16%) Windows NT
16 7 (0.084%) Windows Vista
17 6 (0.072%) Windows 2000 Server
17 6 (0.072%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 2578 (30.85%) MVC
2 1587 (18.99%) TDD
3 1483 (17.75%) Agile Software Development
4 1110 (13.28%) Scrum
5 880 (10.53%) OO
6 653 (7.81%) BDD
7 615 (7.36%) Unit Testing
8 535 (6.40%) Web Development
8 535 (6.40%) Continuous Integration
9 531 (6.35%) CRM
10 489 (5.85%) Software Engineering
11 417 (4.99%) E-Commerce
12 384 (4.60%) Multithreading
13 353 (4.22%) OOP
14 330 (3.95%) MVVM
15 327 (3.91%) SOA
16 299 (3.58%) Test Automation
17 271 (3.24%) Workflow
18 247 (2.96%) Business Intelligence
19 224 (2.68%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 2864 (34.27%) SQL
2 2660 (31.83%) JavaScript
3 1081 (12.94%) Java
4 720 (8.62%) C++
5 685 (8.20%) T-SQL
6 604 (7.23%) VB.NET
7 432 (5.17%) VB
8 370 (4.43%) Python
9 250 (2.99%) PowerShell
10 233 (2.79%) PL/SQL
11 229 (2.74%) Ruby
12 203 (2.43%) PHP
13 185 (2.21%) VBA
14 168 (2.01%) C
15 157 (1.88%) Perl
16 128 (1.53%) XAML
17 112 (1.34%) Scala
18 109 (1.30%) VBScript
19 103 (1.23%) VB6
20 44 (0.53%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 490 (5.86%) Degree
2 474 (5.67%) Security Cleared
3 380 (4.55%) SC Cleared
4 200 (2.39%) ISTQB
5 133 (1.59%) ISEB
6 131 (1.57%) Microsoft Certification
7 101 (1.21%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 84 (1.01%) DV Cleared
9 34 (0.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 33 (0.39%) MCITP
11 30 (0.36%) MCSD
12 24 (0.29%) MCTS
13 23 (0.28%) Cisco Certification
14 20 (0.24%) MCSE
14 20 (0.24%) CCNA
15 14 (0.17%) PhD
16 13 (0.16%) ITIL Certification
17 10 (0.12%) MCP
17 10 (0.12%) MCPD
17 10 (0.12%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 395 (4.73%) QA
2 29 (0.35%) ISO 9001
3 24 (0.29%) SLA
4 18 (0.22%) HL7
5 14 (0.17%) Basel III
6 11 (0.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 9 (0.11%) PCI DSS
8 7 (0.084%) Dodd-Frank
9 6 (0.072%) GPG13
9 6 (0.072%) EMIR
10 4 (0.048%) CRD IV
10 4 (0.048%) Data Quality
11 3 (0.036%) ISO 9000
11 3 (0.036%) ISO 14001
11 3 (0.036%) ISO/IEC 27001
12 2 (0.024%) DICOM
12 2 (0.024%) ISO 9002
13 1 (0.012%) WCAG
13 1 (0.012%) WAI
13 1 (0.012%) COREP
System Software
1 96 (1.15%) Active Directory
2 11 (0.13%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (0.084%) Hyper-V
3 7 (0.084%) XenApp
3 7 (0.084%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 7 (0.084%) Apache Flume
3 7 (0.084%) HDFS
4 6 (0.072%) vSphere
5 5 (0.060%) NDS
6 4 (0.048%) VMware ESX
6 4 (0.048%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (0.024%) Oracle RMAN
7 2 (0.024%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 2 (0.024%) DFS Replication
7 2 (0.024%) Platform Symphony
7 2 (0.024%) Varnish
7 2 (0.024%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (0.024%) Oracle RAC
8 1 (0.012%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 1 (0.012%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 77 (0.92%) HP Quality Center
2 51 (0.61%) Opscode Chef
3 44 (0.53%) SCCM
4 31 (0.37%) Puppet
5 14 (0.17%) WSUS
6 12 (0.14%) ITRS Geneos
6 12 (0.14%) SCOrch
7 11 (0.13%) WMI
8 10 (0.12%) Control-M
9 9 (0.11%) SCOM
10 7 (0.084%) Ambari
10 7 (0.084%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 7 (0.084%) Oozie
11 5 (0.060%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
11 5 (0.060%) OpenView
12 3 (0.036%) CA SiteMinder
12 3 (0.036%) logstash
13 2 (0.024%) Salt
13 2 (0.024%) Zenoss
13 2 (0.024%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 1780 (21.30%) Microsoft
2 904 (10.82%) Oracle
3 233 (2.79%) Sitecore
4 164 (1.96%) HP
5 161 (1.93%) Sybase
6 94 (1.12%) EPiServer
7 69 (0.83%) TIBCO
8 68 (0.81%) SAP
9 65 (0.78%) DevExpress
10 57 (0.68%) Telerik
11 50 (0.60%) Adobe
12 47 (0.56%) IBM
13 46 (0.55%) Salesforce.com
14 38 (0.45%) Xamarin
15 37 (0.44%) Twitter
16 35 (0.42%) Business Objects
17 33 (0.39%) Google
18 30 (0.36%) Ektron
19 27 (0.32%) Bloomberg
20 26 (0.31%) Informatica
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