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 24 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
C#
Rank 21 15 15
Rank change year-on-year
-6 0
Contract jobs citing C# 4228 4682 4782
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 7.24% 8.93% 8.78%
As % of the Programming Languages category 19.43% 22.92% 23.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 2884 3173 3067
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 £324 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.24% -0.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 88 104
Average hourly rate £39.50 £35.00 £34.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.85% +1.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.40 £22.20 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.75 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+7.85% +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
21761 20430 20302
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 37.28% 38.95% 37.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 14475 13071 12065
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 415 583 691
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 £16.35 £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 24 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 24 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 24 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 3888 £380 +1.33% 2505
London -3 1848 £450 - 720
South East -8 644 £350 - 442
City of London 0 507 £450 - 247
East of England -3 303 £375 - 202
Yorkshire +1 246 £325 +9.06% 222
South West -10 227 £327 +2.26% 290
Scotland -11 202 £330 +5.60% 112
North West -12 200 £325 +4.83% 324
West Midlands -9 186 £350 +16.56% 140
West Yorkshire +3 164 £339 +16.81% 134
East Midlands -2 148 £325 +8.33% 113
Berkshire -11 123 £375 +7.14% 63
Surrey -7 119 £375 +4.16% 103
Manchester -2 105 £315 +1.61% 182
Leeds +1 104 £328 +9.89% 80
Hampshire -22 98 £350 +7.69% 118
Buckinghamshire -8 89 £395 +12.85% 38
North East +9 86 £350 +16.66% 55
Edinburgh -7 82 £350 +12.00% 36
Cambridgeshire -6 79 £310 -11.42% 75
Tyne and Wear +11 71 £373 +14.61% 49
East Sussex +6 67 £313 +4.16% 22
Somerset +2 67 £320 -1.53% 39
Newcastle upon Tyne +5 65 £375 +15.38% 38
Wales -8 65 £325 +22.64% 39
Nottinghamshire -2 63 £325 +8.33% 31
South Wales +7 60 £325 +20.37% 32
Glasgow +7 59 £343 -0.72% 46
Milton Keynes -14 59 £400 +10.34% 28

C#
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 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 6490 (76.74%) .NET
2 3661 (43.29%) ASP.NET
3 3519 (41.61%) SQL Server
4 2970 (35.12%) Agile Software Development
5 2900 (34.29%) SQL
6 2696 (31.88%) JavaScript
7 2615 (30.92%) MVC
8 2440 (28.85%) HTML
9 1888 (22.32%) CSS
10 1870 (22.11%) Microsoft
11 1663 (19.66%) TDD
12 1541 (18.22%) WCF
13 1523 (18.01%) ASP.NET MVC
14 1478 (17.48%) jQuery
15 1373 (16.24%) .NET Framework
16 1286 (15.21%) Finance
17 1183 (13.99%) Java
18 1178 (13.93%) Web Services
19 1172 (13.86%) Windows
20 1137 (13.44%) Scrum
21 1129 (13.35%) XML
22 1128 (13.34%) Visual Studio
23 968 (11.45%) WPF
24 932 (11.02%) OO
25 925 (10.94%) SQL Server 2008
26 919 (10.87%) Oracle
27 869 (10.28%) HTML5
28 837 (9.90%) SharePoint
29 798 (9.44%) Banking
30 787 (9.31%) Team Foundation Server

C#
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 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
1 837 (9.90%) SharePoint
2 436 (5.16%) CMS
3 382 (4.52%) IIS
4 329 (3.89%) SharePoint 2010
5 264 (3.12%) BizTalk Server
6 261 (3.09%) SharePoint 2013
7 230 (2.72%) Umbraco
8 156 (1.84%) Sitecore CMS
9 124 (1.47%) Node.js
10 91 (1.08%) SharePoint Server
11 51 (0.60%) Tomcat
12 44 (0.52%) Kentico
13 39 (0.46%) WebSphere
14 37 (0.44%) Confluence
15 35 (0.41%) Apache
16 29 (0.34%) K2 blackpearl
17 28 (0.33%) EPiServer CMS
17 28 (0.33%) Oracle Coherence
18 27 (0.32%) ArcGIS
18 27 (0.32%) JBoss
Applications
1 576 (6.81%) MS Excel
2 132 (1.56%) MS Office
3 98 (1.16%) InfoPath
4 44 (0.52%) MS Project
5 42 (0.50%) MS Visio
6 36 (0.43%) Photoshop
7 25 (0.30%) Spreadsheet
8 14 (0.17%) MS PowerPoint
9 8 (0.095%) Adobe Illustrator
10 6 (0.071%) PowerPivot
11 5 (0.059%) Mingle
12 3 (0.035%) Fireworks
13 2 (0.024%) AutoCAD
13 2 (0.024%) Simulink
13 2 (0.024%) SPSS
13 2 (0.024%) Maya
13 2 (0.024%) FastStats
14 1 (0.012%) OmniGraffle
14 1 (0.012%) MotionBuilder
14 1 (0.012%) HumanIK
Business Applications
1 381 (4.51%) Dynamics CRM
2 46 (0.54%) 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%) ION MarketView
7 11 (0.13%) Dynamics NAV
8 10 (0.12%) Markit EDM
9 7 (0.083%) Remedy ITSM
9 7 (0.083%) Murex MxG2000
9 7 (0.083%) WebTrends
9 7 (0.083%) Endur
10 6 (0.071%) Oracle Financials
10 6 (0.071%) Agresso
10 6 (0.071%) Google Analytics
10 6 (0.071%) Advent Portfolio Exchange
11 5 (0.059%) Magento
11 5 (0.059%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 271 (3.20%) Microsoft Azure
2 54 (0.64%) Amazon AWS
3 48 (0.57%) Office 365
4 41 (0.48%) SaaS
5 31 (0.37%) PaaS
6 30 (0.35%) GitHub
7 23 (0.27%) 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 (0.047%) Heroku
15 2 (0.024%) MailChimp
16 1 (0.012%) Gitorious
16 1 (0.012%) Responsys
16 1 (0.012%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 143 (1.69%) HTTP
2 99 (1.17%) Intranet
3 90 (1.06%) Internet
4 58 (0.69%) TCP/IP
5 38 (0.45%) DNS
6 37 (0.44%) SSL
7 34 (0.40%) SAN
8 29 (0.34%) LDAP
9 28 (0.33%) Extranet
10 18 (0.21%) FTP
11 17 (0.20%) Firewall
12 15 (0.18%) 3G
12 15 (0.18%) LTE
13 14 (0.17%) Radio Access Network
13 14 (0.17%) Modbus
14 13 (0.15%) 2G
14 13 (0.15%) DHCP
15 12 (0.14%) MQTT
16 11 (0.13%) Wireshark
16 11 (0.13%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3519 (41.61%) SQL Server
2 925 (10.94%) SQL Server 2008
3 560 (6.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 506 (5.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 365 (4.32%) SQL Server 2012
6 345 (4.08%) SQL Server 2005
7 268 (3.17%) Relational Database
8 197 (2.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 195 (2.31%) Oracle Database
10 160 (1.89%) MySQL
11 158 (1.87%) Data Warehouse
12 150 (1.77%) NoSQL
13 99 (1.17%) MongoDB
14 96 (1.14%) SQL Server 2000
15 78 (0.92%) Big Data
16 77 (0.91%) RDBMS
16 77 (0.91%) Oracle Reports
17 59 (0.70%) Oracle Database 11g
18 48 (0.57%) DTS
19 47 (0.56%) RavenDB
Development Applications
1 1128 (13.34%) Visual Studio
2 787 (9.31%) Team Foundation Server
3 397 (4.69%) NUnit
4 373 (4.41%) Selenium
5 323 (3.82%) Subversion
6 242 (2.86%) Git (software)
7 215 (2.54%) SpecFlow
8 191 (2.26%) JIRA
9 170 (2.01%) TeamCity
10 162 (1.92%) WebDriver
11 129 (1.53%) Jenkins
12 127 (1.50%) MSTest
13 120 (1.42%) QuickTest Pro
14 92 (1.09%) Rhino Mocks
15 91 (1.08%) JUnit
16 89 (1.05%) Cucumber
17 75 (0.89%) Moq
18 73 (0.86%) Maven
19 72 (0.85%) MSBuild
20 54 (0.64%) Eclipse
General
1 1286 (15.21%) Finance
2 798 (9.44%) Banking
3 560 (6.62%) Front Office
4 381 (4.51%) Investment Banking
5 168 (1.99%) Retail
6 155 (1.83%) Back Office
7 142 (1.68%) Marketing
8 125 (1.48%) Telecoms
9 109 (1.29%) Advertising
10 90 (1.06%) Games
11 67 (0.79%) Manufacturing
12 52 (0.61%) Financial Institution
13 50 (0.59%) Legal
14 48 (0.57%) Publishing
15 47 (0.56%) Electronics
16 27 (0.32%) Law
17 19 (0.22%) Automotive
18 16 (0.19%) Billing
19 15 (0.18%) Pharmaceutical
20 10 (0.12%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 6553 (77.49%) Developer
2 2658 (31.43%) .NET Developer
3 2135 (25.25%) C# Developer
4 1148 (13.57%) C# .NET Developer
5 656 (7.76%) ASP.NET Developer
6 591 (6.99%) Senior Developer
7 509 (6.02%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 457 (5.40%) Web Developer
9 424 (5.01%) Analyst
10 365 (4.32%) SharePoint Developer
11 312 (3.69%) Software Developer
12 263 (3.11%) SQL Developer
13 256 (3.03%) Architect
14 254 (3.00%) Senior .NET Developer
15 231 (2.73%) CRM Developer
16 200 (2.36%) WPF Developer
17 193 (2.28%) Java Developer
18 190 (2.25%) Tester
19 189 (2.23%) Consultant
19 189 (2.23%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6490 (76.74%) .NET
2 3661 (43.29%) ASP.NET
3 2440 (28.85%) HTML
4 1888 (22.32%) CSS
5 1541 (18.22%) WCF
6 1523 (18.01%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1478 (17.48%) jQuery
8 1373 (16.24%) .NET Framework
9 1178 (13.93%) Web Services
10 1129 (13.35%) XML
11 968 (11.45%) WPF
12 869 (10.28%) HTML5
13 650 (7.69%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
14 563 (6.66%) Ajax
15 436 (5.16%) CSS3
16 425 (5.03%) WinForms
17 404 (4.78%) AngularJS
18 386 (4.56%) REST
19 368 (4.35%) ASP.NET MVC 4
19 368 (4.35%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 359 (4.25%) Analytical Skills
2 277 (3.28%) Computer Science
3 243 (2.87%) Fixed Income
4 237 (2.80%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 213 (2.52%) Derivative
6 174 (2.06%) User Experience
6 174 (2.06%) Open Source
7 166 (1.96%) N-Tier
8 155 (1.83%) Mobile App
9 123 (1.45%) Equities
10 105 (1.24%) Inversion of Control
11 104 (1.23%) Mathematics
12 96 (1.14%) Enterprise Software
13 95 (1.12%) Market Risk
14 86 (1.02%) Client/Server
15 78 (0.92%) Credit Risk
16 75 (0.89%) Hedge funds
17 72 (0.85%) Management Information System
18 65 (0.77%) NHS
18 65 (0.77%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 1172 (13.86%) Windows
2 301 (3.56%) UNIX
3 246 (2.91%) Linux
4 132 (1.56%) Android
5 129 (1.53%) Apple iOS
6 117 (1.38%) Windows Server 2008
7 93 (1.10%) Windows Server 2003
8 61 (0.72%) Windows 7
9 53 (0.63%) Windows 8
10 49 (0.58%) Windows Server 2012
11 46 (0.54%) Windows Phone
12 43 (0.51%) Windows Mobile
13 26 (0.31%) Windows XP
14 19 (0.22%) 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%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 2970 (35.12%) Agile Software Development
2 2615 (30.92%) MVC
3 1663 (19.66%) TDD
4 1137 (13.44%) Scrum
5 932 (11.02%) OO
6 678 (8.02%) BDD
7 611 (7.22%) CRM
8 587 (6.94%) Continuous Integration
9 546 (6.46%) Unit Testing
10 531 (6.28%) Web Development
11 464 (5.49%) E-Commerce
12 439 (5.19%) Software Engineering
13 389 (4.60%) Multithreading
14 349 (4.13%) SOA
15 323 (3.82%) MVVM
16 318 (3.76%) OOP
17 273 (3.23%) Test Automation
18 264 (3.12%) Workflow
19 252 (2.98%) Business Intelligence
20 250 (2.96%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 2900 (34.29%) SQL
2 2696 (31.88%) JavaScript
3 1183 (13.99%) Java
4 781 (9.23%) C++
5 673 (7.96%) T-SQL
6 548 (6.48%) VB.NET
7 382 (4.52%) VB
8 332 (3.93%) Python
9 257 (3.04%) PowerShell
10 256 (3.03%) PL/SQL
11 221 (2.61%) Ruby
12 185 (2.19%) PHP
12 185 (2.19%) VBA
13 163 (1.93%) C
14 138 (1.63%) Perl
15 132 (1.56%) VBScript
16 121 (1.43%) Scala
17 100 (1.18%) XAML
18 88 (1.04%) VB6
19 50 (0.59%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 510 (6.03%) Security Cleared
2 474 (5.60%) Degree
3 384 (4.54%) SC Cleared
4 194 (2.29%) ISTQB
5 124 (1.47%) ISEB
6 114 (1.35%) Microsoft Certification
7 96 (1.14%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 91 (1.08%) DV Cleared
9 35 (0.41%) MCITP
9 35 (0.41%) 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%) CCNA
15 14 (0.17%) CTC Cleared
16 12 (0.14%) MCP
17 9 (0.11%) PhD
17 9 (0.11%) MCPD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 349 (4.13%) QA
2 24 (0.28%) 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%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 6 (0.071%) GPG13
9 5 (0.059%) Data Quality
9 5 (0.059%) WAI
10 3 (0.035%) WCAG
10 3 (0.035%) ISO 14001
11 2 (0.024%) COBIT
11 2 (0.024%) EMIR
11 2 (0.024%) Dodd-Frank
12 1 (0.012%) DICOM
System Software
1 82 (0.97%) 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%) Hyper-V
4 7 (0.083%) XenApp
5 5 (0.059%) vCloud
6 4 (0.047%) vSphere
6 4 (0.047%) VMware ESX
6 4 (0.047%) Microsoft App-V
7 3 (0.035%) Docker
8 2 (0.024%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (0.024%) Platform Symphony
8 2 (0.024%) Oracle RMAN
8 2 (0.024%) Firmware
8 2 (0.024%) NDS
8 2 (0.024%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 2 (0.024%) DFS Replication
8 2 (0.024%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 81 (0.96%) HP Quality Center
2 36 (0.43%) Puppet
2 36 (0.43%) Opscode Chef
3 26 (0.31%) SCCM
4 21 (0.25%) ITRS Geneos
5 12 (0.14%) SCOrch
5 12 (0.14%) WMI
6 11 (0.13%) Ambari
6 11 (0.13%) Oozie
7 10 (0.12%) SCOM
8 9 (0.11%) WSUS
9 8 (0.095%) Control-M
10 7 (0.083%) logstash
11 4 (0.047%) Forefront Identity Manager
11 4 (0.047%) Kibana
11 4 (0.047%) Vagrant
12 3 (0.035%) Nagios
12 3 (0.035%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
12 3 (0.035%) NetBackup
13 2 (0.024%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 1870 (22.11%) Microsoft
2 919 (10.87%) Oracle
3 204 (2.41%) Sitecore
4 151 (1.79%) HP
5 137 (1.62%) Sybase
6 102 (1.21%) EPiServer
7 89 (1.05%) TIBCO
8 75 (0.89%) Telerik
9 74 (0.88%) SAP
10 56 (0.66%) DevExpress
11 54 (0.64%) IBM
12 51 (0.60%) Google
12 51 (0.60%) Xamarin
13 47 (0.56%) Salesforce.com
14 46 (0.54%) Adobe
15 39 (0.46%) Business Objects
16 36 (0.43%) Twitter
17 35 (0.41%) Informatica
18 28 (0.33%) RedDot
19 27 (0.32%) Open Text
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