The first table below looks at the demand 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 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Programming Languages category.

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 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
C#
Rank 17 14 15
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +1
Contract jobs citing C# 4229 4610 4777
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 7.73% 9.04% 8.26%
As % of the Programming Languages category 20.83% 23.71% 23.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 2844 3133 3176
Average daily rate
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£375 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £270 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £600 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £315
% change year-on-year
- +3.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 83 118
Average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.00 £26.40 £19.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.75 £51.90 £48.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
Programming Languages Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
20303 19440 20650
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 37.12% 38.13% 35.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 13004 12029 12335
Average daily rate £388 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £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 416 572 792
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.40% +1.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.25 £16.94 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00

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 July 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 July 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 July 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 -2 3936 £375 -6.25% 2438
London -8 1865 £435 -3.33% 800
South East -5 648 £350 -2.64% 441
City of London -5 505 £480 +1.05% 314
East of England -3 295 £350 - 218
South West +1 262 £325 +1.56% 191
North West +3 252 £325 +8.33% 266
Yorkshire +7 210 £313 +2.45% 180
West Midlands -6 195 £338 +12.50% 155
Scotland -10 192 £350 -6.66% 133
West Yorkshire +8 166 £313 - 103
Hampshire -10 165 £375 +7.14% 79
East Midlands +2 149 £315 +14.54% 124
Manchester +2 140 £325 +8.33% 151
Leeds +8 132 £310 +3.33% 68
Berkshire -5 131 £375 - 107
Cambridgeshire -1 108 £325 -7.14% 83
Surrey -7 105 £350 -6.66% 88
Glasgow -6 100 £375 -6.25% 56
Somerset 0 96 £325 -2.25% 21
Buckinghamshire -11 78 £388 +3.33% 32
Leicestershire -1 66 £275 - 40
Birmingham -1 65 £350 +3.70% 54
Cheshire +7 64 £338 +12.50% 53
Edinburgh -4 64 £344 +25.00% 52
Reading +1 63 £350 -9.67% 36
Suffolk -2 63 £375 +9.01% 18
Cambridge +1 58 £325 +8.33% 56
Taunton +1 52 £325 - 2
Milton Keynes -15 52 £400 +6.66% 15

C#
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 6516 (77.55%) .NET
2 3831 (45.60%) SQL Server
3 3769 (44.86%) ASP.NET
4 2873 (34.19%) SQL
5 2617 (31.15%) JavaScript
6 2573 (30.62%) MVC
7 2429 (28.91%) HTML
8 1882 (22.40%) CSS
9 1721 (20.48%) Microsoft
10 1640 (19.52%) TDD
11 1591 (18.94%) WCF
12 1555 (18.51%) jQuery
13 1512 (18.00%) ASP.NET MVC
14 1507 (17.94%) Agile Software Development
15 1281 (15.25%) .NET Framework
16 1251 (14.89%) Visual Studio
17 1248 (14.85%) Finance
18 1234 (14.69%) XML
19 1227 (14.60%) Web Services
20 1176 (14.00%) Windows
21 1135 (13.51%) Scrum
22 1067 (12.70%) SQL Server 2008
23 1060 (12.62%) Java
24 1030 (12.26%) WPF
25 910 (10.83%) OO
26 889 (10.58%) Oracle
27 844 (10.05%) SharePoint
28 822 (9.78%) Banking
29 790 (9.40%) HTML5
30 784 (9.33%) Team Foundation Server

C#
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 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
1 844 (10.05%) SharePoint
2 480 (5.71%) CMS
3 391 (4.65%) IIS
4 313 (3.73%) SharePoint 2010
5 257 (3.06%) Umbraco
6 254 (3.02%) BizTalk Server
7 220 (2.62%) SharePoint 2013
8 184 (2.19%) Sitecore CMS
9 123 (1.46%) Node.js
10 107 (1.27%) SharePoint Server
11 35 (0.42%) Kentico
12 30 (0.36%) WebSphere
13 28 (0.33%) Oracle Coherence
14 26 (0.31%) NServiceBus
14 26 (0.31%) Apache
14 26 (0.31%) Tomcat
15 25 (0.30%) K2 blackpearl
16 22 (0.26%) WebLogic
17 21 (0.25%) TIBCO EMS
18 20 (0.24%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 509 (6.06%) MS Excel
2 129 (1.54%) MS Office
3 125 (1.49%) InfoPath
4 39 (0.46%) MS Visio
5 37 (0.44%) Photoshop
6 19 (0.23%) MS Project
7 16 (0.19%) MS PowerPoint
8 11 (0.13%) Spreadsheet
9 8 (0.095%) PowerPivot
10 7 (0.083%) AutoCAD
11 5 (0.060%) Adobe Illustrator
12 3 (0.036%) CATIA
12 3 (0.036%) Windchill
12 3 (0.036%) Mingle
13 2 (0.024%) Maya
13 2 (0.024%) Fireworks
14 1 (0.012%) Acrobat
14 1 (0.012%) Simulink
14 1 (0.012%) SPSS
14 1 (0.012%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 286 (3.40%) Dynamics CRM
2 48 (0.57%) Dynamics AX
3 41 (0.49%) Oracle Applications
4 28 (0.33%) Google Analytics
5 26 (0.31%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 15 (0.18%) Oracle EBS
7 14 (0.17%) Dynamics NAV
7 14 (0.17%) Endur
8 11 (0.13%) Markit EDM
8 11 (0.13%) ION MarketView
9 8 (0.095%) IntelliMatch
9 8 (0.095%) Tridion
10 7 (0.083%) ReMetrica
11 6 (0.071%) Aligne
11 6 (0.071%) ZaiNet
12 5 (0.060%) WebTrends
12 5 (0.060%) BusinessWorks
12 5 (0.060%) Oracle Financials
12 5 (0.060%) Summit
13 4 (0.048%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 267 (3.18%) Microsoft Azure
2 69 (0.82%) SaaS
3 53 (0.63%) Office 365
4 46 (0.55%) Amazon AWS
5 31 (0.37%) PaaS
6 22 (0.26%) GitHub
6 22 (0.26%) Cloud Computing
6 22 (0.26%) Amazon EC2
7 11 (0.13%) Force.com
8 8 (0.095%) IaaS
9 6 (0.071%) Amazon S3
10 5 (0.060%) CloudFront
10 5 (0.060%) Amazon SQS
11 2 (0.024%) Trello
12 1 (0.012%) Gitorious
12 1 (0.012%) Heroku
12 1 (0.012%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 133 (1.58%) HTTP
2 99 (1.18%) Intranet
3 75 (0.89%) Internet
4 54 (0.64%) TCP/IP
5 33 (0.39%) SAN
6 27 (0.32%) LDAP
7 26 (0.31%) DNS
8 19 (0.23%) Extranet
9 18 (0.21%) FTP
10 14 (0.17%) SNMP
11 11 (0.13%) Firewall
11 11 (0.13%) HTTPS
12 10 (0.12%) Radio Access Network
12 10 (0.12%) DHCP
12 10 (0.12%) Telnet
13 9 (0.11%) 3G
13 9 (0.11%) 2G
14 8 (0.095%) Modbus
14 8 (0.095%) SSL
14 8 (0.095%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3831 (45.60%) SQL Server
2 1067 (12.70%) SQL Server 2008
3 604 (7.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 548 (6.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 418 (4.98%) SQL Server 2012
6 415 (4.94%) SQL Server 2005
7 270 (3.21%) Relational Database
8 202 (2.40%) MySQL
9 187 (2.23%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 186 (2.21%) Data Warehouse
11 172 (2.05%) Oracle Database
12 132 (1.57%) NoSQL
13 95 (1.13%) RDBMS
14 93 (1.11%) SQL Server 2000
15 78 (0.93%) MongoDB
16 76 (0.90%) Oracle Database 11g
17 72 (0.86%) Big Data
18 67 (0.80%) Oracle Reports
19 64 (0.76%) DTS
20 55 (0.65%) RavenDB
Development Applications
1 1251 (14.89%) Visual Studio
2 784 (9.33%) Team Foundation Server
3 347 (4.13%) Selenium
4 344 (4.09%) NUnit
5 265 (3.15%) Subversion
6 261 (3.11%) Git (software)
7 227 (2.70%) TeamCity
8 190 (2.26%) SpecFlow
9 152 (1.81%) JIRA
9 152 (1.81%) WebDriver
10 118 (1.40%) Cucumber
11 117 (1.39%) MSTest
12 116 (1.38%) QuickTest Pro
13 104 (1.24%) Jenkins
14 101 (1.20%) JUnit
15 78 (0.93%) FitNesse
16 68 (0.81%) MSBuild
17 65 (0.77%) Mercurial
18 59 (0.70%) Rhino Mocks
18 59 (0.70%) Moq
General
1 1248 (14.85%) Finance
2 822 (9.78%) Banking
3 540 (6.43%) Front Office
4 385 (4.58%) Investment Banking
5 180 (2.14%) Back Office
6 174 (2.07%) Retail
7 112 (1.33%) Marketing
8 104 (1.24%) Telecoms
9 92 (1.09%) Advertising
10 82 (0.98%) Games
11 75 (0.89%) Manufacturing
12 58 (0.69%) Legal
13 54 (0.64%) Publishing
14 45 (0.54%) Financial Institution
15 40 (0.48%) Law
16 34 (0.40%) Electronics
17 21 (0.25%) Billing
18 17 (0.20%) Automotive
19 16 (0.19%) Pharmaceutical
20 13 (0.15%) German Language
Job Titles
1 6464 (76.93%) Developer
2 2730 (32.49%) .NET Developer
3 2188 (26.04%) C# Developer
4 1233 (14.68%) C# .NET Developer
5 748 (8.90%) ASP.NET Developer
6 584 (6.95%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 541 (6.44%) Senior Developer
8 500 (5.95%) Analyst
9 494 (5.88%) Web Developer
10 399 (4.75%) SharePoint Developer
11 308 (3.67%) Software Developer
12 289 (3.44%) SQL Developer
13 271 (3.23%) Senior .NET Developer
14 233 (2.77%) Software Engineer
15 215 (2.56%) Tester
16 208 (2.48%) Test Analyst
17 202 (2.40%) WPF Developer
18 196 (2.33%) Architect
19 195 (2.32%) Consultant
20 169 (2.01%) Senior C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6516 (77.55%) .NET
2 3769 (44.86%) ASP.NET
3 2429 (28.91%) HTML
4 1882 (22.40%) CSS
5 1591 (18.94%) WCF
6 1555 (18.51%) jQuery
7 1512 (18.00%) ASP.NET MVC
8 1281 (15.25%) .NET Framework
9 1234 (14.69%) XML
10 1227 (14.60%) Web Services
11 1030 (12.26%) WPF
12 790 (9.40%) HTML5
13 638 (7.59%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
14 576 (6.86%) Ajax
15 467 (5.56%) LINQ
16 429 (5.11%) WinForms
17 417 (4.96%) CSS3
18 412 (4.90%) ASP.NET MVC 4
19 370 (4.40%) REST
20 350 (4.17%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 226 (2.69%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 220 (2.62%) Computer Science
3 212 (2.52%) Derivative
4 190 (2.26%) Fixed Income
5 158 (1.88%) N-Tier
6 157 (1.87%) Open Source
7 149 (1.77%) Mobile App
8 136 (1.62%) Enterprise Software
9 112 (1.33%) Equities
10 95 (1.13%) Market Risk
11 94 (1.12%) Client/Server
12 84 (1.00%) Inversion of Control
13 82 (0.98%) Credit Risk
14 60 (0.71%) Mathematics
15 49 (0.58%) Hedge funds
16 48 (0.57%) Management Information System
17 46 (0.55%) Visualisation
17 46 (0.55%) NHS
17 46 (0.55%) Grid Computing
18 37 (0.44%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 1176 (14.00%) Windows
2 256 (3.05%) Linux
3 250 (2.98%) UNIX
4 134 (1.59%) Android
5 130 (1.55%) Windows Server 2008
6 120 (1.43%) Windows Server 2003
7 115 (1.37%) Apple iOS
8 66 (0.79%) Windows Server 2012
9 54 (0.64%) Windows 8
10 50 (0.60%) Windows 7
11 40 (0.48%) Windows Phone
12 34 (0.40%) Windows XP
13 26 (0.31%) Windows Phone 8
14 22 (0.26%) Windows Mobile
15 12 (0.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 10 (0.12%) Windows CE
17 9 (0.11%) Windows Vista
18 8 (0.095%) Windows NT
19 6 (0.071%) Windows 2000 Server
19 6 (0.071%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 2573 (30.62%) MVC
2 1640 (19.52%) TDD
3 1507 (17.94%) Agile Software Development
4 1135 (13.51%) Scrum
5 910 (10.83%) OO
6 667 (7.94%) BDD
7 632 (7.52%) Unit Testing
8 542 (6.45%) Continuous Integration
9 538 (6.40%) Web Development
10 512 (6.09%) CRM
11 491 (5.84%) Software Engineering
12 423 (5.03%) E-Commerce
13 399 (4.75%) Multithreading
14 358 (4.26%) OOP
15 341 (4.06%) SOA
16 318 (3.78%) MVVM
17 296 (3.52%) Test Automation
18 275 (3.27%) Workflow
19 240 (2.86%) Business Intelligence
20 236 (2.81%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 2873 (34.19%) SQL
2 2617 (31.15%) JavaScript
3 1060 (12.62%) Java
4 732 (8.71%) C++
5 669 (7.96%) T-SQL
6 606 (7.21%) VB.NET
7 406 (4.83%) VB
8 348 (4.14%) Python
9 224 (2.67%) Ruby
10 218 (2.59%) PowerShell
11 213 (2.54%) PL/SQL
12 211 (2.51%) PHP
13 199 (2.37%) C
14 169 (2.01%) Perl
15 167 (1.99%) VBA
16 134 (1.59%) XAML
17 104 (1.24%) VB6
18 83 (0.99%) VBScript
19 75 (0.89%) Scala
20 49 (0.58%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 467 (5.56%) Degree
2 465 (5.53%) Security Cleared
3 373 (4.44%) SC Cleared
4 199 (2.37%) ISTQB
5 140 (1.67%) ISEB
6 125 (1.49%) Microsoft Certification
7 94 (1.12%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 90 (1.07%) DV Cleared
9 42 (0.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 32 (0.38%) MCSD
11 29 (0.35%) MCTS
12 24 (0.29%) MCITP
13 21 (0.25%) MCSE
13 21 (0.25%) Cisco Certification
14 18 (0.21%) CCNA
15 15 (0.18%) PhD
16 13 (0.15%) MCPD
17 12 (0.14%) ITIL Certification
18 11 (0.13%) MCP
19 9 (0.11%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 392 (4.67%) QA
2 37 (0.44%) ISO 9001
3 25 (0.30%) SLA
4 18 (0.21%) Basel III
5 16 (0.19%) HL7
6 13 (0.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 8 (0.095%) PCI DSS
7 8 (0.095%) CRD IV
8 6 (0.071%) Dodd-Frank
9 5 (0.060%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 5 (0.060%) EMIR
9 5 (0.060%) Data Quality
10 3 (0.036%) ISO 14001
10 3 (0.036%) ISO 9000
11 2 (0.024%) GPG13
11 2 (0.024%) ISO 9002
12 1 (0.012%) TickIT
12 1 (0.012%) WCAG
12 1 (0.012%) WAI
12 1 (0.012%) COREP
System Software
1 96 (1.14%) Active Directory
2 15 (0.18%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (0.095%) vSphere
4 5 (0.060%) NDS
4 5 (0.060%) Hyper-V
5 4 (0.048%) Varnish
5 4 (0.048%) Oracle RAC
5 4 (0.048%) VMware ESX
6 3 (0.036%) Platform Symphony
6 3 (0.036%) XenApp
7 2 (0.024%) Apache Flume
7 2 (0.024%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 2 (0.024%) HDFS
7 2 (0.024%) Oracle RMAN
8 1 (0.012%) Xen
8 1 (0.012%) Squid
8 1 (0.012%) Snort
8 1 (0.012%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.012%) KVM
8 1 (0.012%) qmail
Systems Management
1 84 (1.00%) HP Quality Center
2 42 (0.50%) Opscode Chef
3 34 (0.40%) SCCM
4 31 (0.37%) Puppet
5 14 (0.17%) WSUS
6 11 (0.13%) Control-M
6 11 (0.13%) ITRS Geneos
7 7 (0.083%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 6 (0.071%) SCOM
8 6 (0.071%) WMI
9 5 (0.060%) OpenView
9 5 (0.060%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 4 (0.048%) HAProxy
11 3 (0.036%) Nagios
11 3 (0.036%) Capistrano
12 2 (0.024%) Data Guard
12 2 (0.024%) Cacti
12 2 (0.024%) Munin
12 2 (0.024%) Ambari
12 2 (0.024%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 1721 (20.48%) Microsoft
2 889 (10.58%) Oracle
3 236 (2.81%) Sitecore
4 158 (1.88%) Sybase
5 155 (1.84%) HP
6 79 (0.94%) TIBCO
7 77 (0.92%) EPiServer
8 72 (0.86%) Telerik
9 59 (0.70%) DevExpress
10 54 (0.64%) Google
11 53 (0.63%) SAP
12 48 (0.57%) Salesforce.com
13 46 (0.55%) Adobe
14 41 (0.49%) Twitter
15 38 (0.45%) Business Objects
15 38 (0.45%) IBM
16 35 (0.42%) Ektron
17 33 (0.39%) Xamarin
18 28 (0.33%) ION Trading
19 27 (0.32%) Bloomberg
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