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 27 March 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
C#
Rank 19 17 12
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -5
Contract jobs citing C# 4008 4050 4287
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 7.47% 7.80% 9.31%
As % of the Programming Languages category 20.10% 21.20% 25.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 2772 2661 2865
Average daily rate
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£385 £375 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.66% -1.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £571 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 81 91
Average hourly rate £35.00 £36.00 £38.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% -6.49%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.90 £28.00 £22.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.38 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £36.00 £38.00
% change year-on-year
-2.77% -5.26%

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
19937 19106 17035
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 37.16% 36.81% 36.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 12929 12211 10557
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £255 £260
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 411 457 624
Average hourly rate £35.50 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.42% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.10 £16.78 £16.52
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £43.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+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 27 March 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 27 March 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 27 March 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 3735 £399 +6.33% 2684
London -1 1689 £450 - 807
South East +2 726 £350 +3.70% 516
City of London -4 458 £464 -2.31% 288
South West +16 286 £350 +7.69% 245
Yorkshire -4 255 £325 +8.33% 212
East of England -6 217 £400 +21.21% 180
West Midlands 0 198 £350 +7.69% 208
Berkshire +6 185 £382 +9.00% 78
West Yorkshire 0 184 £325 +1.56% 138
North West -21 182 £325 -7.14% 307
East Midlands -2 148 £325 +8.33% 136
Leeds +1 143 £325 +1.56% 95
Scotland -14 142 £350 +12.00% 98
Hampshire -1 120 £350 +8.52% 65
Cambridgeshire -3 111 £375 +15.38% 75
Surrey -8 107 £368 +2.08% 110
Reading +12 100 £400 +6.66% 33
Buckinghamshire -3 90 £341 -4.81% 53
Manchester -15 88 £325 -4.41% 166
Somerset +5 68 £328 -0.60% 47
Kent +7 64 £325 +4.00% 39
Wales +7 64 £320 -1.53% 24
Glasgow -4 62 £350 +15.22% 40
Staffordshire +1 60 £345 +11.29% 35
Birmingham -4 60 £366 +9.16% 60
Milton Keynes -5 60 £350 -7.28% 35
Wiltshire +2 59 £375 +5.26% 28
West Sussex +8 58 £408 +27.84% 21
Cheshire -7 56 £300 -14.28% 85

C#
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 6088 (77.46%) .NET
2 3172 (40.36%) SQL Server
3 3124 (39.75%) ASP.NET
4 2756 (35.06%) Agile Software Development
5 2702 (34.38%) SQL
6 2539 (32.30%) JavaScript
7 2253 (28.66%) MVC
8 2184 (27.79%) HTML
9 1772 (22.54%) CSS
10 1769 (22.51%) Microsoft
11 1476 (18.78%) TDD
12 1460 (18.58%) jQuery
13 1389 (17.67%) WCF
14 1371 (17.44%) .NET Framework
15 1291 (16.42%) Finance
16 1270 (16.16%) ASP.NET MVC
17 1237 (15.74%) Java
18 1129 (14.36%) Web Services
19 1127 (14.34%) Visual Studio
20 1069 (13.60%) Scrum
21 1004 (12.77%) XML
22 987 (12.56%) Windows
23 963 (12.25%) OO
24 872 (11.09%) WPF
25 850 (10.81%) Oracle
26 789 (10.04%) HTML5
27 763 (9.71%) SQL Server 2008
28 718 (9.13%) SharePoint
29 700 (8.91%) C++
30 695 (8.84%) Banking

C#
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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
1 718 (9.13%) SharePoint
2 449 (5.71%) CMS
3 311 (3.96%) IIS
4 248 (3.16%) BizTalk Server
5 240 (3.05%) SharePoint 2013
6 216 (2.75%) SharePoint 2010
7 205 (2.61%) Umbraco
8 179 (2.28%) Sitecore CMS
9 95 (1.21%) Node.js
10 74 (0.94%) Kentico
11 52 (0.66%) Apache
12 40 (0.51%) Tomcat
13 39 (0.50%) Sitefinity
14 38 (0.48%) WebSphere
15 35 (0.45%) TIBCO EMS
16 30 (0.38%) Elasticsearch
17 29 (0.37%) SharePoint Server
18 27 (0.34%) MQSeries
19 21 (0.27%) WebLogic
19 21 (0.27%) Confluence
Applications
1 541 (6.88%) MS Excel
2 146 (1.86%) MS Office
3 79 (1.01%) MS Visio
4 50 (0.64%) MS PowerPoint
5 42 (0.53%) InfoPath
6 28 (0.36%) MS Project
7 26 (0.33%) Spreadsheet
8 20 (0.25%) Photoshop
9 15 (0.19%) PowerPivot
10 9 (0.11%) Mingle
11 6 (0.076%) Fireworks
11 6 (0.076%) Simulink
12 3 (0.038%) Adobe Illustrator
13 2 (0.025%) Doxygen
13 2 (0.025%) Maya
14 1 (0.013%) 3ds Max
14 1 (0.013%) S-PLUS
14 1 (0.013%) Adobe Captivate
14 1 (0.013%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 342 (4.35%) Dynamics CRM
2 43 (0.55%) Dynamics AX
3 27 (0.34%) Markit EDM
4 26 (0.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 22 (0.28%) Oracle EBS
6 21 (0.27%) Endur
7 18 (0.23%) ION MarketView
8 14 (0.18%) Tridion
9 11 (0.14%) Front Arena
9 11 (0.14%) SmartPlant
10 9 (0.11%) IntelliMatch
11 8 (0.10%) Magento
12 7 (0.089%) Oracle Retail
12 7 (0.089%) ZaiNet
12 7 (0.089%) Dynamics NAV
13 6 (0.076%) Murex MxG2000
14 5 (0.064%) Oracle BPM
14 5 (0.064%) Google Analytics
15 4 (0.051%) Summit
16 3 (0.038%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 284 (3.61%) Microsoft Azure
2 58 (0.74%) Office 365
3 52 (0.66%) SaaS
4 36 (0.46%) Amazon AWS
5 33 (0.42%) Cloud Computing
6 20 (0.25%) PaaS
7 15 (0.19%) GitHub
8 14 (0.18%) Amazon EC2
9 11 (0.14%) IaaS
10 5 (0.064%) Yammer
11 3 (0.038%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 3 (0.038%) MailChimp
12 2 (0.025%) Google Cloud Platform
12 2 (0.025%) SuccessFactors
12 2 (0.025%) Amazon S3
12 2 (0.025%) Heroku
12 2 (0.025%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 1 (0.013%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
13 1 (0.013%) AWS CloudFormation
13 1 (0.013%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 151 (1.92%) HTTP
2 94 (1.20%) Internet
3 84 (1.07%) Intranet
4 61 (0.78%) TCP/IP
5 33 (0.42%) FTP
6 32 (0.41%) SSL
7 28 (0.36%) DNS
8 27 (0.34%) Firewall
9 18 (0.23%) 3G
9 18 (0.23%) SAN
9 18 (0.23%) LDAP
10 16 (0.20%) HTTPS
10 16 (0.20%) 2G
10 16 (0.20%) AMQP
11 15 (0.19%) LTE
11 15 (0.19%) NAS
11 15 (0.19%) Radio Access Network
11 15 (0.19%) NetScaler
12 11 (0.14%) VPN
13 10 (0.13%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3172 (40.36%) SQL Server
2 763 (9.71%) SQL Server 2008
3 490 (6.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 401 (5.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 333 (4.24%) SQL Server 2012
6 295 (3.75%) Oracle Database
7 285 (3.63%) SQL Server 2005
8 258 (3.28%) Relational Database
9 145 (1.84%) Data Warehouse
10 141 (1.79%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 122 (1.55%) Oracle Database 11g
12 118 (1.50%) NoSQL
13 113 (1.44%) MongoDB
14 100 (1.27%) MySQL
15 93 (1.18%) SQL Server 2000
16 90 (1.15%) MS Access
17 83 (1.06%) Oracle Database 10g
18 70 (0.89%) Hadoop
18 70 (0.89%) Big Data
19 68 (0.87%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 1127 (14.34%) Visual Studio
2 667 (8.49%) Team Foundation Server
3 354 (4.50%) Selenium
3 354 (4.50%) NUnit
4 344 (4.38%) Subversion
5 294 (3.74%) Git (software)
6 208 (2.65%) SpecFlow
7 202 (2.57%) JIRA
8 181 (2.30%) TeamCity
9 180 (2.29%) WebDriver
10 150 (1.91%) Jenkins
11 101 (1.28%) Moq
12 96 (1.22%) Cucumber
13 93 (1.18%) MSTest
14 87 (1.11%) JUnit
15 86 (1.09%) Rhino Mocks
16 72 (0.92%) Maven
17 68 (0.87%) Eclipse
18 66 (0.84%) ReSharper
19 62 (0.79%) MSBuild
General
1 1291 (16.42%) Finance
2 695 (8.84%) Banking
3 554 (7.05%) Front Office
4 371 (4.72%) Investment Banking
5 171 (2.18%) Retail
6 146 (1.86%) Back Office
7 111 (1.41%) Telecoms
8 107 (1.36%) Marketing
9 90 (1.15%) Advertising
10 88 (1.12%) Games
11 67 (0.85%) Manufacturing
12 63 (0.80%) Publishing
13 44 (0.56%) Legal
14 40 (0.51%) Electronics
15 34 (0.43%) Law
16 27 (0.34%) Financial Institution
16 27 (0.34%) Billing
17 17 (0.22%) Military
18 15 (0.19%) Automotive
19 14 (0.18%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 5885 (74.87%) Developer
2 2324 (29.57%) .NET Developer
3 1943 (24.72%) C# Developer
4 1013 (12.89%) C# .NET Developer
5 615 (7.82%) Senior Developer
6 495 (6.30%) ASP.NET Developer
7 425 (5.41%) Analyst
8 416 (5.29%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 380 (4.83%) Architect
10 365 (4.64%) Web Developer
11 292 (3.72%) SharePoint Developer
12 280 (3.56%) Software Developer
13 242 (3.08%) Java Developer
14 235 (2.99%) SQL Developer
15 234 (2.98%) Senior .NET Developer
16 203 (2.58%) Senior C# Developer
17 165 (2.10%) Consultant
18 160 (2.04%) Software Engineer
19 154 (1.96%) CRM Developer
20 146 (1.86%) AWS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6088 (77.46%) .NET
2 3124 (39.75%) ASP.NET
3 2184 (27.79%) HTML
4 1772 (22.54%) CSS
5 1460 (18.58%) jQuery
6 1389 (17.67%) WCF
7 1371 (17.44%) .NET Framework
8 1270 (16.16%) ASP.NET MVC
9 1129 (14.36%) Web Services
10 1004 (12.77%) XML
11 872 (11.09%) WPF
12 789 (10.04%) HTML5
13 665 (8.46%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
14 543 (6.91%) AngularJS
15 447 (5.69%) CSS3
16 416 (5.29%) Ajax
17 392 (4.99%) ASP.NET Web API
18 349 (4.44%) WinForms
19 346 (4.40%) LINQ
20 341 (4.34%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 393 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
2 261 (3.32%) Computer Science
3 259 (3.30%) Derivative
4 230 (2.93%) Fixed Income
5 181 (2.30%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 166 (2.11%) Open Source
7 163 (2.07%) User Experience
8 147 (1.87%) Mobile App
9 128 (1.63%) N-Tier
10 105 (1.34%) Mathematics
11 98 (1.25%) Equities
12 97 (1.23%) Enterprise Software
13 90 (1.15%) Inversion of Control
13 90 (1.15%) Management Information System
14 83 (1.06%) Hedge funds
15 77 (0.98%) Data Structures
15 77 (0.98%) NHS
16 74 (0.94%) Client/Server
17 62 (0.79%) Visualisation
18 60 (0.76%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 987 (12.56%) Windows
2 336 (4.27%) Linux
3 236 (3.00%) UNIX
4 134 (1.70%) Apple iOS
5 125 (1.59%) Android
6 84 (1.07%) Windows Server 2008
7 54 (0.69%) Windows Server 2003
8 40 (0.51%) Windows Mobile
8 40 (0.51%) Windows Phone
9 38 (0.48%) Windows 7
10 29 (0.37%) Windows Server 2012
11 28 (0.36%) Windows 8
12 25 (0.32%) Windows CE
12 25 (0.32%) Windows XP
13 19 (0.24%) Solaris
13 19 (0.24%) Ubuntu
14 17 (0.22%) Windows Vista
15 12 (0.15%) Windows Phone 8
16 11 (0.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 8 (0.10%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 2756 (35.06%) Agile Software Development
2 2253 (28.66%) MVC
3 1476 (18.78%) TDD
4 1069 (13.60%) Scrum
5 963 (12.25%) OO
6 554 (7.05%) Continuous Integration
6 554 (7.05%) BDD
7 502 (6.39%) CRM
8 470 (5.98%) E-Commerce
9 457 (5.81%) Software Engineering
10 437 (5.56%) Unit Testing
11 410 (5.22%) Multithreading
12 402 (5.11%) SOA
13 401 (5.10%) Web Development
14 312 (3.97%) OOP
15 233 (2.96%) MVVM
16 230 (2.93%) Business Intelligence
17 220 (2.80%) OOD
18 209 (2.66%) Migration
19 208 (2.65%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 2702 (34.38%) SQL
2 2539 (32.30%) JavaScript
3 1237 (15.74%) Java
4 700 (8.91%) C++
5 667 (8.49%) T-SQL
6 488 (6.21%) VB.NET
7 326 (4.15%) VB
8 301 (3.83%) Python
9 249 (3.17%) VBA
10 229 (2.91%) PowerShell
11 227 (2.89%) PL/SQL
12 208 (2.65%) Ruby
13 150 (1.91%) C
14 129 (1.64%) PHP
15 115 (1.46%) VBScript
16 113 (1.44%) VB6
17 107 (1.36%) Perl
18 87 (1.11%) XAML
19 64 (0.81%) Shell Script
20 53 (0.67%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 442 (5.62%) Security Cleared
2 392 (4.99%) Degree
3 272 (3.46%) SC Cleared
4 101 (1.28%) DV Cleared
5 98 (1.25%) Microsoft Certification
6 80 (1.02%) ISEB
7 59 (0.75%) ISTQB
8 22 (0.28%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 19 (0.24%) MCSD
10 16 (0.20%) MCP
10 16 (0.20%) MCITP
11 15 (0.19%) ITIL Certification
11 15 (0.19%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
12 14 (0.18%) MCTS
13 11 (0.14%) MCAD
14 10 (0.13%) PhD
15 8 (0.10%) BC Cleared
15 8 (0.10%) MCPD
16 7 (0.089%) HND
17 6 (0.076%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 256 (3.26%) QA
2 27 (0.34%) ISO 9001
3 19 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 15 (0.19%) SLA
5 14 (0.18%) ISO 9000
6 13 (0.17%) PCI DSS
7 11 (0.14%) HL7
7 11 (0.14%) Data Quality
8 6 (0.076%) Dodd-Frank
9 5 (0.064%) WAI
10 4 (0.051%) COBIT
10 4 (0.051%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 4 (0.051%) WCAG
10 4 (0.051%) COREP
10 4 (0.051%) FINREP
11 3 (0.038%) EMIR
12 2 (0.025%) ISO 14001
12 2 (0.025%) 21 CFR Part 11
12 2 (0.025%) MiFID
12 2 (0.025%) Basel III
System Software
1 84 (1.07%) Active Directory
2 41 (0.52%) VMware Infrastructure
3 23 (0.29%) Hyper-V
4 18 (0.23%) VMware ESXi
5 16 (0.20%) XenApp
5 16 (0.20%) XenDesktop
6 15 (0.19%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 15 (0.19%) Firmware
6 15 (0.19%) Microsoft App-V
7 12 (0.15%) Apache Flume
7 12 (0.15%) HDFS
8 5 (0.064%) Oracle Clusterware
8 5 (0.064%) Forefront TMG
8 5 (0.064%) Oracle RAC
9 4 (0.051%) Samba
9 4 (0.051%) ISA Server
9 4 (0.051%) vCloud
10 3 (0.038%) Docker
11 2 (0.025%) Platform Symphony
11 2 (0.025%) RACF
Systems Management
1 69 (0.88%) Puppet
2 41 (0.52%) HP Quality Center
3 35 (0.45%) SCCM
4 34 (0.43%) Opscode Chef
5 22 (0.28%) SCOM
6 21 (0.27%) ITRS Geneos
7 15 (0.19%) EdgeSight
7 15 (0.19%) SCVMM
7 15 (0.19%) HP SIM
8 13 (0.17%) Oozie
9 10 (0.13%) Control-M
10 9 (0.11%) WMI
11 7 (0.089%) SCOrch
11 7 (0.089%) OpenIDM
12 6 (0.076%) Ansible
12 6 (0.076%) logstash
12 6 (0.076%) Kibana
12 6 (0.076%) Vagrant
13 5 (0.064%) Oracle RMAN
13 5 (0.064%) SCSM
Vendors
1 1769 (22.51%) Microsoft
2 850 (10.81%) Oracle
3 250 (3.18%) Sitecore
4 115 (1.46%) Sybase
5 105 (1.34%) TIBCO
6 90 (1.15%) Telerik
7 82 (1.04%) EPiServer
8 78 (0.99%) IBM
9 69 (0.88%) SAP
10 68 (0.87%) Salesforce.com
11 64 (0.81%) HP
11 64 (0.81%) VMware
12 63 (0.80%) Xamarin
13 60 (0.76%) DevExpress
14 45 (0.57%) Google
15 42 (0.53%) Twitter
16 38 (0.48%) Adobe
17 32 (0.41%) Ektron
18 30 (0.38%) Perforce
19 29 (0.37%) Dell
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