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 May 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
C#
Rank 18 18 15
Rank change year-on-year
0 -3
Contract jobs citing C# 3975 4098 4284
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 7.45% 7.74% 9.05%
As % of the Programming Languages category 19.78% 20.77% 24.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 2815 2833 2836
Average daily rate
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£385 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.66% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £284 £275 £274
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 62 64 87
Average hourly rate £39.00 £35.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.42% -6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.00 £23.60 £23.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £54.25 £46.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.25 £35.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+9.28% -6.66%

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
20094 19733 17676
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 37.68% 37.28% 37.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 13381 13017 10891
Average daily rate £400 £375 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £341 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.79% +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 415 458 620
Average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £17.50 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £52.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.50 £36.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+1.38% +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 May 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 29 May 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 29 May 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 0 3646 £390 +4.00% 2470
London +1 1817 £463 +8.82% 777
South East -3 630 £350 -2.77% 426
City of London 0 510 £475 - 268
South West +2 246 £338 +3.84% 210
Yorkshire 0 246 £325 +8.33% 199
East of England -6 194 £373 +4.24% 172
West Yorkshire +4 188 £325 +6.55% 121
West Midlands -6 165 £325 - 172
East Midlands -3 164 £320 +6.66% 116
Scotland -6 143 £343 -8.66% 60
Leeds +1 139 £325 +6.55% 77
North West -23 139 £325 - 334
Berkshire +5 136 £369 -1.66% 81
Wales +24 109 £350 +14.28% 17
Cambridgeshire -1 104 £325 -3.70% 56
Surrey -6 98 £363 -3.33% 94
South Wales +27 92 £375 +15.38% 14
Manchester -10 84 £328 +0.76% 167
Reading +8 83 £355 -5.33% 38
Buckinghamshire -1 75 £320 -14.09% 36
West Sussex +10 67 £375 +25.00% 20
Nottinghamshire +2 67 £325 - 48
Hampshire -30 67 £350 +7.69% 84
Bristol +5 56 £320 +3.22% 54
Kent +3 56 £338 +4.65% 31
Nottingham +2 56 £325 -4.41% 43
Edinburgh -1 56 £325 -13.33% 25
Glasgow -6 56 £375 - 22
Oxfordshire -10 56 £399 +13.92% 61

C#
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 5996 (76.50%) .NET
2 3254 (41.52%) SQL Server
3 3174 (40.50%) ASP.NET
4 2836 (36.18%) Agile Software Development
5 2688 (34.29%) SQL
6 2528 (32.25%) JavaScript
7 2379 (30.35%) MVC
8 2164 (27.61%) HTML
9 1763 (22.49%) Microsoft
10 1734 (22.12%) CSS
11 1452 (18.53%) .NET Framework
12 1423 (18.16%) jQuery
13 1413 (18.03%) TDD
14 1400 (17.86%) WCF
15 1328 (16.94%) Finance
16 1304 (16.64%) ASP.NET MVC
17 1188 (15.16%) Web Services
18 1124 (14.34%) Java
19 1119 (14.28%) Visual Studio
20 1102 (14.06%) Scrum
21 1049 (13.38%) XML
22 969 (12.36%) Windows
23 910 (11.61%) OO
24 833 (10.63%) WPF
25 824 (10.51%) Oracle
26 808 (10.31%) HTML5
27 739 (9.43%) Banking
28 730 (9.31%) Entity Framework
29 723 (9.22%) SQL Server 2008
30 711 (9.07%) C++

C#
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 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
1 649 (8.28%) SharePoint
2 451 (5.75%) CMS
3 354 (4.52%) IIS
4 242 (3.09%) BizTalk Server
5 241 (3.07%) Umbraco
6 229 (2.92%) SharePoint 2013
7 179 (2.28%) SharePoint 2010
8 166 (2.12%) Sitecore CMS
9 106 (1.35%) Node.js
10 73 (0.93%) Kentico
11 49 (0.63%) Apache
12 43 (0.55%) Sitefinity
13 39 (0.50%) MQSeries
14 35 (0.45%) WebSphere
15 28 (0.36%) Tomcat
16 26 (0.33%) Elasticsearch
17 24 (0.31%) SharePoint Server
18 22 (0.28%) DNN
18 22 (0.28%) WebLogic
19 21 (0.27%) Confluence
Applications
1 531 (6.77%) MS Excel
2 114 (1.45%) MS Office
3 58 (0.74%) MS Visio
4 48 (0.61%) MS PowerPoint
5 35 (0.45%) InfoPath
6 23 (0.29%) Spreadsheet
7 21 (0.27%) PowerPivot
8 20 (0.26%) Photoshop
9 16 (0.20%) MS Project
10 8 (0.10%) Simulink
11 6 (0.077%) Maya
11 6 (0.077%) Mingle
12 5 (0.064%) Fireworks
12 5 (0.064%) Doxygen
13 3 (0.038%) Adobe Illustrator
14 1 (0.013%) FastStats
14 1 (0.013%) Adobe Creative Suite
14 1 (0.013%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 280 (3.57%) Dynamics CRM
2 51 (0.65%) Dynamics AX
3 26 (0.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 21 (0.27%) Markit EDM
5 19 (0.24%) Endur
6 16 (0.20%) Oracle EBS
7 14 (0.18%) Tridion
8 11 (0.14%) IntelliMatch
8 11 (0.14%) SmartPlant
8 11 (0.14%) Front Arena
9 10 (0.13%) Oracle BPM
10 9 (0.11%) Dynamics NAV
11 8 (0.10%) Loan IQ
11 8 (0.10%) Summit
12 7 (0.089%) Oracle Retail
13 6 (0.077%) ION MarketView
14 5 (0.064%) Magento
14 5 (0.064%) Murex MxG2000
15 3 (0.038%) RMDS
15 3 (0.038%) ZaiNet
Cloud Services
1 277 (3.53%) Microsoft Azure
2 104 (1.33%) Amazon AWS
3 71 (0.91%) Office 365
4 47 (0.60%) SaaS
5 23 (0.29%) Cloud Computing
6 16 (0.20%) GitHub
7 15 (0.19%) PaaS
8 12 (0.15%) IaaS
8 12 (0.15%) Google Analytics
9 10 (0.13%) Amazon EC2
10 5 (0.064%) Google Apps
11 3 (0.038%) SuccessFactors
11 3 (0.038%) MailChimp
11 3 (0.038%) Yammer
11 3 (0.038%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 3 (0.038%) Boomi
12 2 (0.026%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 2 (0.026%) Google Cloud Platform
12 2 (0.026%) Adobe Analytics
12 2 (0.026%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 163 (2.08%) HTTP
2 88 (1.12%) Internet
3 73 (0.93%) Intranet
4 58 (0.74%) TCP/IP
5 41 (0.52%) SSL
6 29 (0.37%) FTP
7 24 (0.31%) DNS
7 24 (0.31%) SAN
8 20 (0.26%) Firewall
8 20 (0.26%) LDAP
9 16 (0.20%) NetScaler
9 16 (0.20%) NAS
10 14 (0.18%) VPN
11 13 (0.17%) HTTPS
11 13 (0.17%) SNMP
12 12 (0.15%) Telnet
12 12 (0.15%) Radio Access Network
12 12 (0.15%) Network Security
13 11 (0.14%) Kerberos
13 11 (0.14%) 3G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3254 (41.52%) SQL Server
2 723 (9.22%) SQL Server 2008
3 475 (6.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 441 (5.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 371 (4.73%) SQL Server 2012
6 290 (3.70%) Oracle Database
7 264 (3.37%) Relational Database
8 238 (3.04%) SQL Server 2005
9 163 (2.08%) Data Warehouse
10 153 (1.95%) NoSQL
11 148 (1.89%) Oracle Database 11g
12 147 (1.88%) MongoDB
13 142 (1.81%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 126 (1.61%) MySQL
15 87 (1.11%) Oracle Database 10g
16 79 (1.01%) MS Access
17 72 (0.92%) RDBMS
18 64 (0.82%) Big Data
18 64 (0.82%) SQL Server 2000
19 57 (0.73%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 1119 (14.28%) Visual Studio
2 659 (8.41%) Team Foundation Server
3 362 (4.62%) Selenium
4 333 (4.25%) Subversion
5 326 (4.16%) NUnit
6 324 (4.13%) Git (software)
7 211 (2.69%) SpecFlow
8 209 (2.67%) TeamCity
9 196 (2.50%) WebDriver
10 189 (2.41%) JIRA
11 144 (1.84%) Jenkins
12 111 (1.42%) Cucumber
13 80 (1.02%) Moq
13 80 (1.02%) MSTest
14 76 (0.97%) Rhino Mocks
15 75 (0.96%) ReSharper
16 65 (0.83%) MSBuild
17 64 (0.82%) Maven
18 54 (0.69%) JUnit
19 46 (0.59%) Eclipse
General
1 1328 (16.94%) Finance
2 739 (9.43%) Banking
3 512 (6.53%) Front Office
4 408 (5.21%) Investment Banking
5 190 (2.42%) Retail
6 135 (1.72%) Back Office
7 103 (1.31%) Marketing
8 96 (1.22%) Telecoms
9 93 (1.19%) Games
10 72 (0.92%) Manufacturing
11 66 (0.84%) Advertising
12 50 (0.64%) Publishing
13 47 (0.60%) Electronics
14 46 (0.59%) Legal
15 39 (0.50%) Law
16 38 (0.48%) Financial Institution
17 31 (0.40%) Military
18 20 (0.26%) Automotive
19 16 (0.20%) French Language
20 15 (0.19%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 5865 (74.83%) Developer
2 2374 (30.29%) .NET Developer
3 1912 (24.39%) C# Developer
4 994 (12.68%) C# .NET Developer
5 561 (7.16%) Senior Developer
6 501 (6.39%) ASP.NET Developer
7 476 (6.07%) Analyst
8 406 (5.18%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 405 (5.17%) Web Developer
10 352 (4.49%) Architect
11 282 (3.60%) Software Developer
12 252 (3.22%) SharePoint Developer
13 237 (3.02%) SQL Developer
14 207 (2.64%) Software Engineer
15 203 (2.59%) Senior .NET Developer
16 201 (2.56%) Java Developer
17 197 (2.51%) Senior C# Developer
18 157 (2.00%) C++ Developer
19 153 (1.95%) CRM Developer
20 152 (1.94%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5996 (76.50%) .NET
2 3174 (40.50%) ASP.NET
3 2164 (27.61%) HTML
4 1734 (22.12%) CSS
5 1452 (18.53%) .NET Framework
6 1423 (18.16%) jQuery
7 1400 (17.86%) WCF
8 1304 (16.64%) ASP.NET MVC
9 1188 (15.16%) Web Services
10 1049 (13.38%) XML
11 833 (10.63%) WPF
12 808 (10.31%) HTML5
13 730 (9.31%) Entity Framework
14 686 (8.75%) AngularJS
15 490 (6.25%) ASP.NET Web API
16 470 (6.00%) CSS3
17 389 (4.96%) Ajax
18 369 (4.71%) SOAP
19 362 (4.62%) LINQ
20 325 (4.15%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 386 (4.92%) Analytical Skills
2 273 (3.48%) Derivative
3 243 (3.10%) Computer Science
4 191 (2.44%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 189 (2.41%) Fixed Income
6 177 (2.26%) User Experience
7 163 (2.08%) Mobile App
8 148 (1.89%) N-Tier
9 102 (1.30%) Enterprise Software
10 100 (1.28%) Hedge funds
11 99 (1.26%) Client/Server
12 97 (1.24%) Equities
13 82 (1.05%) Management Information System
14 81 (1.03%) Mathematics
15 73 (0.93%) Inversion of Control
15 73 (0.93%) Data Structures
16 64 (0.82%) Visualisation
17 62 (0.79%) Equity Derivative
18 54 (0.69%) NHS
19 48 (0.61%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 969 (12.36%) Windows
2 362 (4.62%) Linux
3 240 (3.06%) UNIX
4 140 (1.79%) Apple iOS
5 124 (1.58%) Android
6 85 (1.08%) Windows Server 2008
7 47 (0.60%) Windows 7
8 45 (0.57%) Windows Server 2003
9 41 (0.52%) Windows Server 2012
10 34 (0.43%) Windows Mobile
11 33 (0.42%) Windows Phone
12 30 (0.38%) Windows 8
13 25 (0.32%) Windows CE
14 22 (0.28%) Ubuntu
15 19 (0.24%) Solaris
16 14 (0.18%) Windows XP
16 14 (0.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 10 (0.13%) Windows Phone 8
18 9 (0.11%) Embedded Linux
19 7 (0.089%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2836 (36.18%) Agile Software Development
2 2379 (30.35%) MVC
3 1413 (18.03%) TDD
4 1102 (14.06%) Scrum
5 910 (11.61%) OO
6 554 (7.07%) BDD
7 537 (6.85%) Unit Testing
8 525 (6.70%) Continuous Integration
9 513 (6.55%) Software Engineering
10 470 (6.00%) E-Commerce
11 457 (5.83%) CRM
12 438 (5.59%) SDLC
13 376 (4.80%) Web Development
14 368 (4.70%) Multithreading
15 361 (4.61%) SOA
16 301 (3.84%) OOP
17 265 (3.38%) Business Intelligence
18 213 (2.72%) Migration
19 212 (2.70%) MVVM
20 207 (2.64%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 2688 (34.29%) SQL
2 2528 (32.25%) JavaScript
3 1124 (14.34%) Java
4 711 (9.07%) C++
5 673 (8.59%) T-SQL
6 463 (5.91%) VB.NET
7 323 (4.12%) VB
8 316 (4.03%) Python
9 242 (3.09%) PowerShell
10 212 (2.70%) VBA
11 198 (2.53%) PL/SQL
12 196 (2.50%) Ruby
13 165 (2.11%) C
14 127 (1.62%) PHP
15 121 (1.54%) Perl
16 103 (1.31%) VB6
17 95 (1.21%) VBScript
18 90 (1.15%) Shell Script
19 80 (1.02%) XAML
20 71 (0.91%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 437 (5.58%) Security Cleared
2 429 (5.47%) Degree
3 259 (3.30%) SC Cleared
4 107 (1.37%) DV Cleared
5 88 (1.12%) Microsoft Certification
6 62 (0.79%) ISEB
7 38 (0.48%) ISTQB
8 21 (0.27%) MCSD
9 16 (0.20%) MCP
10 15 (0.19%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 15 (0.19%) MCITP
11 13 (0.17%) MCAD
12 12 (0.15%) ITIL Certification
13 10 (0.13%) HND
13 10 (0.13%) PhD
13 10 (0.13%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
14 9 (0.11%) CISSP
15 8 (0.10%) MCTS
15 8 (0.10%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
16 7 (0.089%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 286 (3.65%) QA
2 25 (0.32%) ISO 9001
2 25 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 15 (0.19%) SLA
4 14 (0.18%) ISO 9000
4 14 (0.18%) Data Quality
4 14 (0.18%) HL7
5 11 (0.14%) Dodd-Frank
6 7 (0.089%) EMIR
7 5 (0.064%) IEC 61508
7 5 (0.064%) COREP
7 5 (0.064%) FINREP
8 3 (0.038%) PCI DSS
8 3 (0.038%) BS25999
8 3 (0.038%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 2 (0.026%) COBIT
9 2 (0.026%) MiFID
9 2 (0.026%) 21 CFR Part 11
9 2 (0.026%) Solvency II
9 2 (0.026%) Basel III
System Software
1 95 (1.21%) Active Directory
2 56 (0.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 27 (0.34%) Microsoft App-V
4 22 (0.28%) Firmware
4 22 (0.28%) Hyper-V
5 19 (0.24%) XenDesktop
6 18 (0.23%) VMware ESXi
7 17 (0.22%) XenApp
8 15 (0.19%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 15 (0.19%) HDFS
9 12 (0.15%) Apache Flume
10 6 (0.077%) vSphere
11 4 (0.051%) Oracle RAC
11 4 (0.051%) Samba
11 4 (0.051%) ISA Server
11 4 (0.051%) Oracle Clusterware
11 4 (0.051%) Varnish
12 2 (0.026%) VMware ESX
12 2 (0.026%) RACF
12 2 (0.026%) Docker
Systems Management
1 70 (0.89%) Puppet
2 46 (0.59%) SCCM
3 32 (0.41%) Opscode Chef
4 30 (0.38%) HP Quality Center
5 19 (0.24%) SCOM
6 17 (0.22%) WMI
7 15 (0.19%) SCVMM
7 15 (0.19%) Control-M
8 13 (0.17%) Vagrant
8 13 (0.17%) Oozie
9 12 (0.15%) EdgeSight
9 12 (0.15%) ITRS Geneos
9 12 (0.15%) HP SIM
10 7 (0.089%) Forefront Identity Manager
11 6 (0.077%) OpenView Configuration Management
12 5 (0.064%) CA Single Sign-On
13 4 (0.051%) Oracle RMAN
13 4 (0.051%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
13 4 (0.051%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
13 4 (0.051%) Oracle Flashback
Vendors
1 1763 (22.49%) Microsoft
2 824 (10.51%) Oracle
3 237 (3.02%) Sitecore
4 121 (1.54%) Sybase
5 100 (1.28%) Telerik
6 98 (1.25%) EPiServer
7 93 (1.19%) VMware
8 90 (1.15%) IBM
9 75 (0.96%) HP
10 73 (0.93%) TIBCO
11 69 (0.88%) Salesforce.com
11 69 (0.88%) SAP
11 69 (0.88%) DevExpress
12 60 (0.77%) Xamarin
13 58 (0.74%) Twitter
14 48 (0.61%) Google
15 40 (0.51%) Citrix
16 36 (0.46%) Perforce
17 34 (0.43%) Ektron
18 31 (0.40%) Dell
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