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 4 August 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
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
C#
Rank 22 18 15
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -3
Contract jobs citing C# 3999 4121 4603
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 7.02% 7.54% 9.00%
As % of the Programming Languages category 18.62% 20.47% 23.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 2949 2778 3114
Average daily rate
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£400 £375 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £270 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 70 46 77
Average hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% +7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £22.40 £30.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.19 £50.10 £52.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.38 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.68% +7.14%

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
21474 20136 19483
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 37.71% 36.85% 38.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 14425 12865 12058
Average daily rate £400 £388 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £265 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 455 411 554
Average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £15.01 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.19 £59.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -

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 4 August 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 4 August 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 4 August 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 -2 3758 £400 +6.66% 2491
London 0 1767 £480 +12.28% 792
South East -5 675 £368 +5.00% 434
City of London +7 583 £500 +5.26% 219
South West 0 300 £350 +7.69% 234
East of England -5 242 £375 +7.14% 177
Yorkshire -8 233 £330 +3.12% 168
West Yorkshire -6 181 £325 - 100
East Midlands +1 170 £325 +3.17% 140
West Midlands -9 155 £325 -3.70% 182
North West -28 144 £330 +1.53% 322
Leeds -11 139 £330 +3.12% 62
Scotland -13 129 £328 -6.42% 67
Berkshire -5 124 £375 - 69
Surrey +1 113 £400 +23.07% 88
Cambridgeshire +1 111 £350 +7.69% 81
Hampshire -10 107 £350 -6.66% 96
Buckinghamshire +2 88 £400 +3.22% 34
Manchester -19 79 £325 - 167
Bristol +15 76 £340 +8.80% 68
Nottinghamshire +7 72 £350 +27.27% 62
Reading +3 72 £375 +7.14% 28
Kent +3 68 £338 +22.72% 33
West Sussex +22 67 £368 +16.66% 17
Milton Keynes +5 66 £413 - 16
Somerset +1 66 £375 +15.38% 34
Nottingham +8 63 £370 +34.54% 54
Wales +5 62 £330 -5.71% 22
North East -9 61 £306 -12.50% 39
Edinburgh -4 58 £325 +1.96% 27

C#
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 August 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 6218 (75.60%) .NET
2 3368 (40.95%) SQL Server
3 3269 (39.74%) ASP.NET
4 3044 (37.01%) Agile Software Development
5 2860 (34.77%) SQL
6 2598 (31.59%) MVC
7 2547 (30.97%) JavaScript
8 2214 (26.92%) HTML
9 1791 (21.78%) Microsoft
10 1770 (21.52%) CSS
11 1641 (19.95%) TDD
12 1519 (18.47%) Finance
13 1446 (17.58%) .NET Framework
14 1426 (17.34%) jQuery
15 1389 (16.89%) ASP.NET MVC
16 1356 (16.49%) WCF
17 1239 (15.06%) Web Services
18 1214 (14.76%) Scrum
19 1107 (13.46%) Java
20 1046 (12.72%) Visual Studio
21 1027 (12.49%) Windows
22 1003 (12.19%) XML
23 912 (11.09%) WPF
24 874 (10.63%) HTML5
25 868 (10.55%) OO
26 848 (10.31%) Banking
27 831 (10.10%) AngularJS
28 818 (9.95%) C++
29 761 (9.25%) Entity Framework
30 758 (9.22%) Oracle

C#
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 August 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
1 606 (7.37%) SharePoint
2 437 (5.31%) CMS
3 380 (4.62%) IIS
4 262 (3.19%) BizTalk Server
5 242 (2.94%) Umbraco
6 235 (2.86%) SharePoint 2013
7 176 (2.14%) SharePoint 2010
8 158 (1.92%) Sitecore CMS
9 135 (1.64%) Node.js
10 67 (0.81%) Apache
11 63 (0.77%) Tomcat
12 55 (0.67%) MQSeries
13 44 (0.53%) Kentico
14 41 (0.50%) JBoss
15 35 (0.43%) Sitefinity
16 34 (0.41%) WebSphere
17 28 (0.34%) Elasticsearch
18 27 (0.33%) SAS
19 26 (0.32%) SharePoint Server
20 21 (0.26%) WebLogic
Applications
1 574 (6.98%) MS Excel
2 116 (1.41%) MS Office
3 45 (0.55%) MS Visio
4 37 (0.45%) MS PowerPoint
4 37 (0.45%) InfoPath
5 23 (0.28%) Photoshop
6 22 (0.27%) Spreadsheet
7 21 (0.26%) PowerPivot
8 15 (0.18%) MS Project
9 8 (0.097%) Simulink
10 7 (0.085%) Adobe Illustrator
10 7 (0.085%) Mingle
11 6 (0.073%) Maya
12 5 (0.061%) Doxygen
13 4 (0.049%) Fireworks
14 2 (0.024%) SPSS
15 1 (0.012%) GNU Octave
15 1 (0.012%) Siemens NX
15 1 (0.012%) FastStats
Business Applications
1 286 (3.48%) Dynamics CRM
2 52 (0.63%) Dynamics AX
3 22 (0.27%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 19 (0.23%) Endur
5 14 (0.17%) Tridion
6 12 (0.15%) Oracle BPM
6 12 (0.15%) Markit EDM
7 8 (0.097%) Magento
7 8 (0.097%) Loan IQ
7 8 (0.097%) Summit
7 8 (0.097%) Front Arena
8 6 (0.073%) ION MarketView
9 5 (0.061%) Dynamics NAV
9 5 (0.061%) IntelliMatch
10 4 (0.049%) Visualfiles
10 4 (0.049%) Aligne
10 4 (0.049%) Maximo
10 4 (0.049%) Oracle EBS
11 3 (0.036%) Oracle Applications
11 3 (0.036%) Pivotal CRM
Cloud Services
1 285 (3.47%) Microsoft Azure
2 98 (1.19%) Amazon AWS
3 82 (1.00%) Office 365
4 37 (0.45%) SaaS
5 18 (0.22%) GitHub
6 17 (0.21%) Cloud Computing
7 12 (0.15%) Google Analytics
7 12 (0.15%) IaaS
8 9 (0.11%) Azure Active Directory
9 7 (0.085%) Amazon EC2
10 6 (0.073%) PaaS
10 6 (0.073%) Google Drive
11 5 (0.061%) Google Apps
12 4 (0.049%) Google Cloud Platform
13 3 (0.036%) Boomi
13 3 (0.036%) Rackspace Cloud
13 3 (0.036%) SuccessFactors
13 3 (0.036%) MailChimp
14 2 (0.024%) Adobe Analytics
14 2 (0.024%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 121 (1.47%) HTTP
2 103 (1.25%) Internet
3 72 (0.88%) Intranet
4 42 (0.51%) TCP/IP
5 35 (0.43%) SSL
6 29 (0.35%) DNS
7 24 (0.29%) FTP
8 22 (0.27%) Radio Access Network
9 20 (0.24%) 2G
9 20 (0.24%) 3G
10 19 (0.23%) LDAP
10 19 (0.23%) Firewall
11 18 (0.22%) SAN
12 17 (0.21%) SNMP
13 16 (0.19%) DHCP
14 15 (0.18%) Telnet
14 15 (0.18%) Wireshark
15 14 (0.17%) 4G
16 13 (0.16%) LTE
17 12 (0.15%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3368 (40.95%) SQL Server
2 719 (8.74%) SQL Server 2008
3 497 (6.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 497 (6.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 424 (5.16%) SQL Server 2012
5 304 (3.70%) Relational Database
6 244 (2.97%) Oracle Database
7 232 (2.82%) SQL Server 2005
8 205 (2.49%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 201 (2.44%) NoSQL
10 187 (2.27%) Data Warehouse
11 183 (2.22%) MongoDB
12 148 (1.80%) MySQL
13 110 (1.34%) Oracle Database 11g
14 79 (0.96%) RDBMS
15 69 (0.84%) Oracle Database 10g
16 67 (0.81%) MS Access
16 67 (0.81%) SQL Server 2000
17 62 (0.75%) Apache Cassandra
18 59 (0.72%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 1046 (12.72%) Visual Studio
2 727 (8.84%) Team Foundation Server
3 444 (5.40%) Selenium
4 366 (4.45%) Subversion
5 340 (4.13%) Git (software)
6 339 (4.12%) NUnit
7 243 (2.95%) SpecFlow
8 218 (2.65%) WebDriver
9 205 (2.49%) TeamCity
10 194 (2.36%) JIRA
11 147 (1.79%) Cucumber
12 137 (1.67%) Jenkins
13 85 (1.03%) ReSharper
14 81 (0.98%) MSTest
14 81 (0.98%) MSBuild
15 68 (0.83%) Moq
16 64 (0.78%) Rhino Mocks
17 62 (0.75%) JUnit
17 62 (0.75%) Eclipse
18 58 (0.71%) Maven
General
1 1519 (18.47%) Finance
2 848 (10.31%) Banking
3 594 (7.22%) Front Office
4 466 (5.67%) Investment Banking
5 195 (2.37%) Retail
6 155 (1.88%) Back Office
7 108 (1.31%) Marketing
8 95 (1.16%) Games
9 86 (1.05%) Telecoms
10 74 (0.90%) Manufacturing
11 67 (0.81%) Advertising
12 61 (0.74%) Legal
13 50 (0.61%) Financial Institution
14 47 (0.57%) Military
15 45 (0.55%) Electronics
15 45 (0.55%) Law
16 40 (0.49%) Publishing
17 21 (0.26%) Automotive
17 21 (0.26%) French Language
18 12 (0.15%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 6222 (75.65%) Developer
2 2439 (29.65%) .NET Developer
3 1990 (24.19%) C# Developer
4 982 (11.94%) C# .NET Developer
5 607 (7.38%) Senior Developer
6 504 (6.13%) Analyst
7 482 (5.86%) ASP.NET Developer
8 410 (4.98%) Web Developer
9 371 (4.51%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 321 (3.90%) Architect
11 285 (3.47%) Software Developer
12 274 (3.33%) Software Engineer
13 248 (3.02%) SQL Developer
14 238 (2.89%) Senior C# Developer
15 225 (2.74%) SharePoint Developer
16 204 (2.48%) Java Developer
17 203 (2.47%) Senior .NET Developer
18 171 (2.08%) C++ Developer
18 171 (2.08%) WPF Developer
19 167 (2.03%) CRM Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6218 (75.60%) .NET
2 3269 (39.74%) ASP.NET
3 2214 (26.92%) HTML
4 1770 (21.52%) CSS
5 1446 (17.58%) .NET Framework
6 1426 (17.34%) jQuery
7 1389 (16.89%) ASP.NET MVC
8 1356 (16.49%) WCF
9 1239 (15.06%) Web Services
10 1003 (12.19%) XML
11 912 (11.09%) WPF
12 874 (10.63%) HTML5
13 831 (10.10%) AngularJS
14 761 (9.25%) Entity Framework
15 622 (7.56%) ASP.NET Web API
16 508 (6.18%) CSS3
17 464 (5.64%) SOAP
18 370 (4.50%) LINQ
19 346 (4.21%) Ajax
20 344 (4.18%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 436 (5.30%) Analytical Skills
2 291 (3.54%) Derivative
3 256 (3.11%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 213 (2.59%) Computer Science
5 196 (2.38%) Fixed Income
6 180 (2.19%) User Experience
7 179 (2.18%) N-Tier
8 173 (2.10%) Mobile App
9 121 (1.47%) Enterprise Software
10 109 (1.33%) Equities
11 98 (1.19%) Hedge funds
12 95 (1.16%) Mathematics
13 93 (1.13%) Client/Server
14 86 (1.05%) Credit Risk
15 80 (0.97%) Equity Derivative
16 75 (0.91%) Management Information System
17 72 (0.88%) Inversion of Control
18 70 (0.85%) Data Structures
19 69 (0.84%) Market Risk
20 50 (0.61%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 1027 (12.49%) Windows
2 376 (4.57%) Linux
3 259 (3.15%) UNIX
4 162 (1.97%) Apple iOS
5 145 (1.76%) Android
6 89 (1.08%) Windows Server 2008
7 70 (0.85%) Windows Server 2003
8 53 (0.64%) Windows 7
9 52 (0.63%) Windows Server 2012
10 28 (0.34%) Windows 8
11 25 (0.30%) Windows CE
12 24 (0.29%) Windows Phone
13 22 (0.27%) Windows Mobile
14 17 (0.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 14 (0.17%) SUSE
15 14 (0.17%) Mac OS X
16 13 (0.16%) Windows XP
17 11 (0.13%) Ubuntu
18 8 (0.097%) Windows Phone 8
19 6 (0.073%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3044 (37.01%) Agile Software Development
2 2598 (31.59%) MVC
3 1641 (19.95%) TDD
4 1214 (14.76%) Scrum
5 868 (10.55%) OO
6 692 (8.41%) BDD
7 642 (7.81%) Unit Testing
8 584 (7.10%) Software Engineering
9 558 (6.78%) Continuous Integration
10 477 (5.80%) SDLC
11 475 (5.78%) CRM
12 466 (5.67%) E-Commerce
13 445 (5.41%) Web Development
14 421 (5.12%) Multithreading
15 371 (4.51%) SOA
16 331 (4.02%) Business Intelligence
17 276 (3.36%) MVVM
18 273 (3.32%) OOP
19 272 (3.31%) Test Automation
20 249 (3.03%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 2860 (34.77%) SQL
2 2547 (30.97%) JavaScript
3 1107 (13.46%) Java
4 818 (9.95%) C++
5 714 (8.68%) T-SQL
6 484 (5.88%) VB.NET
7 362 (4.40%) VB
8 290 (3.53%) Python
9 283 (3.44%) PowerShell
10 226 (2.75%) VBA
11 187 (2.27%) PL/SQL
12 173 (2.10%) Ruby
13 167 (2.03%) C
14 137 (1.67%) PHP
15 130 (1.58%) Perl
16 107 (1.30%) VB6
17 102 (1.24%) VBScript
18 88 (1.07%) Shell Script
19 75 (0.91%) XAML
19 75 (0.91%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 435 (5.29%) Degree
2 418 (5.08%) Security Cleared
3 242 (2.94%) SC Cleared
4 100 (1.22%) DV Cleared
5 84 (1.02%) Microsoft Certification
6 73 (0.89%) ISEB
7 59 (0.72%) ISTQB
8 21 (0.26%) MCSD
9 18 (0.22%) PhD
10 16 (0.19%) ITIL Certification
11 15 (0.18%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 14 (0.17%) HND
13 13 (0.16%) MCAD
14 12 (0.15%) MCP
14 12 (0.15%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
15 10 (0.12%) CTC Cleared
15 10 (0.12%) MCITP
16 8 (0.097%) MCTS
16 8 (0.097%) CISSP
16 8 (0.097%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 331 (4.02%) QA
2 27 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 20 (0.24%) SLA
4 19 (0.23%) HL7
4 19 (0.23%) Data Quality
5 15 (0.18%) ISO 9001
6 13 (0.16%) ISO 9000
7 11 (0.13%) Dodd-Frank
8 8 (0.097%) EMIR
9 5 (0.061%) COREP
9 5 (0.061%) FINREP
9 5 (0.061%) TickIT
9 5 (0.061%) MiFID
9 5 (0.061%) IEC 61508
10 4 (0.049%) BS25999
10 4 (0.049%) PCI DSS
11 3 (0.036%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 3 (0.036%) Basel II
11 3 (0.036%) Solvency II
12 2 (0.024%) Basel III
System Software
1 112 (1.36%) Active Directory
2 60 (0.73%) VMware Infrastructure
3 34 (0.41%) Microsoft App-V
4 25 (0.30%) Hyper-V
5 13 (0.16%) HDFS
6 12 (0.15%) vSphere
6 12 (0.15%) Firmware
7 9 (0.11%) XenDesktop
7 9 (0.11%) XenApp
7 9 (0.11%) GridGain
8 8 (0.097%) Docker
8 8 (0.097%) VMware ESXi
8 8 (0.097%) VMware ESX
9 6 (0.073%) Terminal Services
9 6 (0.073%) Apache Flume
10 5 (0.061%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 4 (0.049%) Varnish
12 3 (0.036%) Platform Symphony
12 3 (0.036%) Oracle Clusterware
12 3 (0.036%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 66 (0.80%) Puppet
2 54 (0.66%) SCCM
3 32 (0.39%) Opscode Chef
4 24 (0.29%) HP Quality Center
5 18 (0.22%) Vagrant
6 17 (0.21%) Control-M
7 16 (0.19%) WMI
7 16 (0.19%) BladeLogic
8 15 (0.18%) Ansible
8 15 (0.18%) ITRS Geneos
9 12 (0.15%) SCOM
10 9 (0.11%) OpenView Configuration Management
11 8 (0.097%) CA Single Sign-On
11 8 (0.097%) Forefront Identity Manager
12 6 (0.073%) Oozie
12 6 (0.073%) logstash
13 5 (0.061%) SCOrch
13 5 (0.061%) CA LISA
13 5 (0.061%) SCVMM
14 4 (0.049%) Pingdom
Vendors
1 1791 (21.78%) Microsoft
2 758 (9.22%) Oracle
3 235 (2.86%) Sitecore
4 135 (1.64%) Sybase
5 96 (1.17%) EPiServer
6 92 (1.12%) VMware
7 89 (1.08%) IBM
8 88 (1.07%) TIBCO
8 88 (1.07%) Telerik
9 69 (0.84%) HP
10 64 (0.78%) SAP
11 60 (0.73%) DevExpress
12 57 (0.69%) Xamarin
13 55 (0.67%) Twitter
14 53 (0.64%) Perforce
15 51 (0.62%) Google
16 40 (0.49%) Salesforce.com
16 40 (0.49%) Citrix
17 34 (0.41%) Adobe
17 34 (0.41%) Bloomberg
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