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 18 April 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
C#
Rank 17 13 15
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +2
Contract jobs citing C# 4336 4411 5018
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 7.70% 9.24% 8.27%
As % of the Programming Languages category 20.85% 25.06% 23.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 2908 2896 3197
Average daily rate £363 £390 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.05% -2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 93 82 115
Average hourly rate £35.00 £39.77 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.98% +22.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.20 £24.80 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.00 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £30.50
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +31.14%
Programming Languages Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
20800 17600 21068
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 36.94% 36.88% 34.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 13477 10833 12444
Average daily rate £375 £375 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -1.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £258 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £555 £570
UK excluding London average daily rate £333 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.30% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 487 629 742
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £16.00 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £44.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +2.94%

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 18 April 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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -3 4031 £375 -6.25% 2446
London -6 1810 £425 -10.52% 743
South East -3 729 £350 +0.71% 460
City of London -3 606 £475 -5.00% 286
East of England +3 325 £330 +1.53% 221
North West +2 279 £334 +6.80% 280
Yorkshire +1 225 £300 -4.00% 167
South West -19 204 £325 +1.56% 246
East Midlands -1 202 £300 -3.22% 120
West Midlands -4 195 £325 +1.56% 161
Scotland -12 195 £325 -4.41% 116
Surrey +2 184 £375 +7.91% 102
Manchester +2 163 £325 +10.16% 151
West Yorkshire -7 140 £315 +0.80% 110
Berkshire -11 139 £356 -5.00% 97
Cambridgeshire +11 138 £325 +13.04% 93
Hampshire -8 129 £313 -10.71% 78
Leeds -7 115 £300 -7.69% 81
Buckinghamshire +5 89 £350 +9.37% 33
Glasgow -6 81 £325 -9.72% 54
Reading -7 70 £363 -4.29% 54
Milton Keynes +8 65 £350 +7.69% 14
Essex 0 61 £325 +30.00% 28
Cheshire -4 61 £350 - 76
Bristol -5 61 £313 -3.84% 95
Cambridge +16 60 £313 +13.63% 69
Birmingham -7 60 £325 - 44
Oxfordshire +5 59 £325 -7.14% 80
Edinburgh -11 58 £315 +14.54% 37
Nottinghamshire -2 57 £325 - 46

C#
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 6502 (77.09%) .NET
2 3898 (46.22%) SQL Server
3 3529 (41.84%) ASP.NET
4 2927 (34.70%) SQL
5 2403 (28.49%) JavaScript
6 2402 (28.48%) MVC
7 2298 (27.25%) HTML
8 1818 (21.56%) Microsoft
9 1796 (21.29%) CSS
10 1626 (19.28%) jQuery
11 1608 (19.07%) WCF
12 1601 (18.98%) Agile Software Development
13 1589 (18.84%) TDD
14 1471 (17.44%) ASP.NET MVC
15 1359 (16.11%) Finance
16 1293 (15.33%) Visual Studio
17 1277 (15.14%) XML
18 1273 (15.09%) Windows
19 1254 (14.87%) .NET Framework
20 1193 (14.15%) Web Services
21 1182 (14.01%) WPF
22 1143 (13.55%) SQL Server 2008
23 1127 (13.36%) Scrum
24 1065 (12.63%) OO
25 1001 (11.87%) Java
26 863 (10.23%) SharePoint
27 850 (10.08%) Oracle
27 850 (10.08%) Banking
28 846 (10.03%) C++
29 779 (9.24%) HTML5

C#
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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
1 863 (10.23%) SharePoint
2 457 (5.42%) CMS
3 339 (4.02%) IIS
4 338 (4.01%) SharePoint 2010
5 230 (2.73%) BizTalk Server
6 208 (2.47%) Umbraco
7 204 (2.42%) SharePoint 2013
8 175 (2.07%) Sitecore CMS
9 113 (1.34%) SharePoint Server
10 112 (1.33%) Node.js
11 56 (0.66%) WebSphere
12 52 (0.62%) Kentico
13 45 (0.53%) Oracle Coherence
14 38 (0.45%) Tomcat
14 38 (0.45%) MS Project Server
15 34 (0.40%) WebLogic
16 32 (0.38%) Apache
17 31 (0.37%) NServiceBus
18 25 (0.30%) MQSeries
18 25 (0.30%) Adobe CQ
Applications
1 536 (6.36%) MS Excel
2 147 (1.74%) MS Office
3 102 (1.21%) InfoPath
4 47 (0.56%) MS Visio
5 37 (0.44%) MS Project
6 24 (0.28%) Photoshop
7 23 (0.27%) MS PowerPoint
8 15 (0.18%) Spreadsheet
9 11 (0.13%) PowerPivot
10 7 (0.083%) Mingle
11 6 (0.071%) AutoCAD
12 3 (0.036%) CATIA
12 3 (0.036%) XMetaL
12 3 (0.036%) Windchill
13 2 (0.024%) Adobe Illustrator
14 1 (0.012%) SPSS
14 1 (0.012%) Maya
14 1 (0.012%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 278 (3.30%) Dynamics CRM
2 37 (0.44%) Google Analytics
3 29 (0.34%) Dynamics AX
4 19 (0.23%) Endur
5 15 (0.18%) Markit EDM
6 12 (0.14%) ZaiNet
7 11 (0.13%) Dynamics NAV
8 10 (0.12%) ION MarketView
9 9 (0.11%) Oracle Applications
9 9 (0.11%) Aligne
10 8 (0.095%) SAP Oil and Gas
11 7 (0.083%) Tridion
11 7 (0.083%) Oracle EBS
11 7 (0.083%) Summit
11 7 (0.083%) ReMetrica
11 7 (0.083%) IntelliMatch
12 6 (0.071%) Exstream
13 4 (0.047%) Cognos Business Intelligence
13 4 (0.047%) Oracle BPM
14 3 (0.036%) Agresso
Cloud Services
1 284 (3.37%) Microsoft Azure
2 86 (1.02%) SaaS
3 26 (0.31%) Office 365
3 26 (0.31%) Amazon AWS
4 22 (0.26%) Cloud Computing
5 16 (0.19%) GitHub
5 16 (0.19%) Amazon EC2
5 16 (0.19%) PaaS
6 8 (0.095%) IaaS
7 6 (0.071%) Trello
8 4 (0.047%) MailChimp
8 4 (0.047%) Force.com
9 1 (0.012%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 118 (1.40%) Internet
1 118 (1.40%) HTTP
2 94 (1.11%) Intranet
3 68 (0.81%) TCP/IP
4 27 (0.32%) DNS
5 23 (0.27%) LDAP
6 20 (0.24%) FTP
7 16 (0.19%) Kerberos
8 14 (0.17%) Firewall
9 12 (0.14%) Wireless
9 12 (0.14%) SNMP
10 11 (0.13%) SAN
11 10 (0.12%) AMQP
11 10 (0.12%) SSL
12 9 (0.11%) HTTPS
12 9 (0.11%) ATM
13 8 (0.095%) Network Security
13 8 (0.095%) CTI
13 8 (0.095%) VPN
14 7 (0.083%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3898 (46.22%) SQL Server
2 1143 (13.55%) SQL Server 2008
3 578 (6.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 557 (6.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 462 (5.48%) SQL Server 2005
6 421 (4.99%) SQL Server 2012
7 294 (3.49%) Relational Database
8 214 (2.54%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 208 (2.47%) Oracle Database
10 207 (2.45%) MySQL
11 197 (2.34%) Data Warehouse
12 96 (1.14%) RDBMS
13 93 (1.10%) NoSQL
13 93 (1.10%) Oracle Database 11g
14 79 (0.94%) MongoDB
15 72 (0.85%) Big Data
16 62 (0.74%) SQL Server 2000
17 56 (0.66%) RavenDB
18 51 (0.60%) Oracle Database 10g
18 51 (0.60%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 1293 (15.33%) Visual Studio
2 765 (9.07%) Team Foundation Server
3 376 (4.46%) NUnit
4 309 (3.66%) Git (software)
5 303 (3.59%) Selenium
6 289 (3.43%) Subversion
7 232 (2.75%) TeamCity
8 178 (2.11%) SpecFlow
9 121 (1.43%) JIRA
10 114 (1.35%) Cucumber
11 110 (1.30%) MSTest
12 105 (1.24%) WebDriver
13 97 (1.15%) Jenkins
14 78 (0.92%) Mercurial
14 78 (0.92%) FitNesse
15 76 (0.90%) Moq
16 65 (0.77%) MSBuild
16 65 (0.77%) Rhino Mocks
17 59 (0.70%) ReSharper
18 56 (0.66%) CruiseControl
General
1 1359 (16.11%) Finance
2 850 (10.08%) Banking
3 569 (6.75%) Front Office
4 393 (4.66%) Investment Banking
5 196 (2.32%) Retail
6 146 (1.73%) Back Office
7 107 (1.27%) Games
8 102 (1.21%) Marketing
9 97 (1.15%) Telecoms
10 81 (0.96%) Legal
11 64 (0.76%) Advertising
12 60 (0.71%) Publishing
13 53 (0.63%) Financial Institution
14 47 (0.56%) Manufacturing
15 45 (0.53%) Law
16 28 (0.33%) Electronics
17 25 (0.30%) French Language
18 20 (0.24%) Billing
19 18 (0.21%) Automotive
20 15 (0.18%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 6480 (76.83%) Developer
2 2644 (31.35%) .NET Developer
3 2264 (26.84%) C# Developer
4 1230 (14.58%) C# .NET Developer
5 748 (8.87%) ASP.NET Developer
6 577 (6.84%) Senior Developer
7 555 (6.58%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 491 (5.82%) Analyst
9 445 (5.28%) Web Developer
10 367 (4.35%) SharePoint Developer
11 359 (4.26%) Software Developer
12 307 (3.64%) Software Engineer
12 307 (3.64%) SQL Developer
13 277 (3.28%) Architect
14 250 (2.96%) Senior .NET Developer
15 222 (2.63%) WPF Developer
16 206 (2.44%) Programmer
17 184 (2.18%) Senior C# Developer
18 177 (2.10%) Tester
19 173 (2.05%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6502 (77.09%) .NET
2 3529 (41.84%) ASP.NET
3 2298 (27.25%) HTML
4 1796 (21.29%) CSS
5 1626 (19.28%) jQuery
6 1608 (19.07%) WCF
7 1471 (17.44%) ASP.NET MVC
8 1277 (15.14%) XML
9 1254 (14.87%) .NET Framework
10 1193 (14.15%) Web Services
11 1182 (14.01%) WPF
12 779 (9.24%) HTML5
13 612 (7.26%) Ajax
14 576 (6.83%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
15 479 (5.68%) LINQ
16 477 (5.66%) WinForms
17 441 (5.23%) ASP.NET MVC 4
18 407 (4.83%) CSS3
19 385 (4.56%) SOAP
20 358 (4.24%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 305 (3.62%) Derivative
2 257 (3.05%) Computer Science
3 211 (2.50%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 192 (2.28%) Fixed Income
5 181 (2.15%) Mobile App
6 167 (1.98%) N-Tier
7 152 (1.80%) Enterprise Software
8 130 (1.54%) Open Source
9 103 (1.22%) Market Risk
10 95 (1.13%) Inversion of Control
11 91 (1.08%) Equities
12 88 (1.04%) Credit Risk
13 78 (0.92%) Mathematics
14 69 (0.82%) Client/Server
15 66 (0.78%) Hedge funds
16 65 (0.77%) Grid Computing
17 61 (0.72%) NHS
18 48 (0.57%) Management Information System
19 47 (0.56%) Statistics
20 46 (0.55%) Credit Derivative
Operating Systems
1 1273 (15.09%) Windows
2 278 (3.30%) Linux
3 235 (2.79%) UNIX
4 131 (1.55%) Windows Server 2008
5 125 (1.48%) Windows Server 2003
6 122 (1.45%) Android
7 112 (1.33%) Apple iOS
8 68 (0.81%) Windows 7
9 63 (0.75%) Windows 8
10 57 (0.68%) Windows Server 2012
11 51 (0.60%) Windows Phone
12 40 (0.47%) Windows XP
13 27 (0.32%) Windows Mobile
14 23 (0.27%) Windows Phone 8
15 22 (0.26%) Windows CE
16 15 (0.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 11 (0.13%) CentOS
18 8 (0.095%) Windows Vista
19 7 (0.083%) Windows 2000 Server
20 6 (0.071%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 2402 (28.48%) MVC
2 1601 (18.98%) Agile Software Development
3 1589 (18.84%) TDD
4 1127 (13.36%) Scrum
5 1065 (12.63%) OO
6 593 (7.03%) Software Engineering
7 581 (6.89%) Unit Testing
8 562 (6.66%) Continuous Integration
9 546 (6.47%) BDD
10 483 (5.73%) Multithreading
11 437 (5.18%) Web Development
12 430 (5.10%) SOA
13 416 (4.93%) CRM
14 397 (4.71%) E-Commerce
15 355 (4.21%) MVVM
16 320 (3.79%) OOP
17 291 (3.45%) Test Automation
18 284 (3.37%) Workflow
19 278 (3.30%) OOD
20 233 (2.76%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 2927 (34.70%) SQL
2 2403 (28.49%) JavaScript
3 1001 (11.87%) Java
4 846 (10.03%) C++
5 667 (7.91%) T-SQL
6 570 (6.76%) VB.NET
7 362 (4.29%) Python
8 361 (4.28%) VB
9 245 (2.90%) Ruby
10 239 (2.83%) PowerShell
11 232 (2.75%) C
12 217 (2.57%) PL/SQL
13 210 (2.49%) Perl
14 206 (2.44%) VBA
15 201 (2.38%) PHP
16 138 (1.64%) XAML
17 114 (1.35%) VB6
18 71 (0.84%) VBScript
19 70 (0.83%) Scala
20 59 (0.70%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 510 (6.05%) Degree
2 308 (3.65%) Security Cleared
3 256 (3.04%) SC Cleared
4 135 (1.60%) Microsoft Certification
5 107 (1.27%) ISEB
6 83 (0.98%) ISTQB
7 41 (0.49%) MCTS
8 31 (0.37%) MCSD
9 29 (0.34%) DV Cleared
10 18 (0.21%) MCP
11 15 (0.18%) ITIL Certification
11 15 (0.18%) MCSE
12 13 (0.15%) MCITP
13 12 (0.14%) MCAD
14 10 (0.12%) MCPD
14 10 (0.12%) PhD
15 8 (0.095%) ISEB Practitioner
15 8 (0.095%) MBA
16 6 (0.071%) Cisco Certification
16 6 (0.071%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 320 (3.79%) QA
2 32 (0.38%) SLA
3 22 (0.26%) ISO 9001
4 16 (0.19%) HL7
5 15 (0.18%) Basel III
6 9 (0.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 9 (0.11%) EMIR
6 9 (0.11%) CRD IV
6 9 (0.11%) Dodd-Frank
7 8 (0.095%) JSP 440
8 6 (0.071%) WAI
9 5 (0.059%) WCAG
10 3 (0.036%) ISO 9000
10 3 (0.036%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 2 (0.024%) Data Quality
11 2 (0.024%) PCI DSS
11 2 (0.024%) ISO 9002
12 1 (0.012%) TickIT
12 1 (0.012%) ISO 14001
12 1 (0.012%) DICOM
System Software
1 104 (1.23%) Active Directory
2 36 (0.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (0.19%) vSphere
4 6 (0.071%) Platform Symphony
4 6 (0.071%) XenApp
5 5 (0.059%) Microsoft App-V
6 4 (0.047%) Varnish
6 4 (0.047%) NDS
7 3 (0.036%) VMware ESX
7 3 (0.036%) Hyper-V
8 2 (0.024%) VirtualBox
8 2 (0.024%) Oracle RAC
8 2 (0.024%) XenServer
9 1 (0.012%) Terminal Services
9 1 (0.012%) Xen
9 1 (0.012%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (0.012%) Squid
9 1 (0.012%) Nmap
9 1 (0.012%) Snort
9 1 (0.012%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 49 (0.58%) Puppet
2 45 (0.53%) HP Quality Center
3 43 (0.51%) Opscode Chef
4 40 (0.47%) SCCM
5 20 (0.24%) WSUS
6 15 (0.18%) WMI
7 11 (0.13%) SCOM
8 9 (0.11%) Control-M
9 6 (0.071%) Nagios
9 6 (0.071%) Norton AntiVirus
10 5 (0.059%) Munin
11 4 (0.047%) HAProxy
11 4 (0.047%) Cacti
11 4 (0.047%) OpenView
12 3 (0.036%) MOM
12 3 (0.036%) Capistrano
12 3 (0.036%) SCOrch
12 3 (0.036%) Forefront Identity Manager
12 3 (0.036%) SCSM
13 2 (0.024%) Business Desktop Deployment
Vendors
1 1818 (21.56%) Microsoft
2 850 (10.08%) Oracle
3 218 (2.58%) Sitecore
4 135 (1.60%) Sybase
5 80 (0.95%) Telerik
6 78 (0.92%) TIBCO
7 69 (0.82%) EPiServer
8 68 (0.81%) HP
9 65 (0.77%) DevExpress
10 59 (0.70%) Google
10 59 (0.70%) DataSynapse
11 50 (0.59%) VMware
12 49 (0.58%) Adobe
12 49 (0.58%) Twitter
13 41 (0.49%) Salesforce.com
13 41 (0.49%) Ektron
14 40 (0.47%) Business Objects
15 31 (0.37%) SAP
16 29 (0.34%) Venda
17 26 (0.31%) IBM
Berkshire
Spargonet Consulting Plc
Rate: £400 to £450 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Spargonet Consulting Plc
Rate: £300
Posted: 13 hours ago
Stoke-on-trent, Staffordshire
SmartSourcing plc
Posted: Yesterday
Twickenham, Middlesex
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Newport, Gwent
SmartSourcing plc
Posted: Yesterday
Southampton, Hampshire
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
South Croydon, Surrey
Parker White Consulting Ltd
Rate: From £200 to £220 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Egham, Surrey
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Up to £400 per day Initially for 3 Months
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Experis Engineering
Rate: £300.00 - £330.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Experis IT
Rate: £220.00 - £250.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £300 - £420 per day + Fuel Card
Posted: 2 days ago
Gloucestershire
X4 Group
Rate: £250 - 260 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Vivid Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridgeshire
G2 Recruitment Solutions Ltd.
Rate: Excellent market rate paid weekly
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Aston Carter
Rate: £600 - £650 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Jersey, Channel Isles
Roc Search
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Uniting Ambition
Rate: £300-£340
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Initi8 Recruitment
Rate: £350 - £500 Per Annum contract
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Spencer Rose
Rate: Up to £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago