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 February 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 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
C#
Rank 20 17 12
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -5
Contract jobs citing C# 3860 4134 4120
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 7.36% 8.22% 9.18%
As % of the Programming Languages category 19.59% 22.24% 24.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 2670 2663 2730
Average daily rate
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£380 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 79 101
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £17.80 £22.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £45.00 £43.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £36.50
% change year-on-year
- -4.10%

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
19708 18586 16741
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 37.56% 36.98% 37.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 12891 11631 10237
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £552 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 416 478 655
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £16.00 £16.13
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.50 £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 February 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 February 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 February 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 3594 £398 +6.00% 2586
London -3 1632 £450 - 726
South East -1 713 £363 +3.57% 474
City of London -4 481 £463 -7.50% 269
South West +4 268 £350 +7.69% 228
East of England -3 225 £375 +7.14% 183
Yorkshire -5 220 £325 +1.56% 192
North West -18 212 £300 -11.03% 353
West Midlands -3 171 £355 +9.23% 226
Scotland -4 165 £350 +13.26% 77
West Yorkshire -5 162 £325 +1.56% 116
Berkshire 0 158 £375 +3.44% 86
Hampshire +2 144 £350 +2.94% 90
East Midlands -4 120 £325 +11.11% 137
Surrey 0 116 £375 +7.14% 96
Leeds -3 114 £325 +1.56% 67
Cambridgeshire -4 113 £375 - 76
Buckinghamshire 0 104 £375 -6.25% 45
Manchester -11 100 £315 -6.66% 205
Glasgow +4 81 £334 +11.25% 35
Reading -2 75 £400 +6.66% 40
Somerset +4 69 £365 +1.38% 25
Edinburgh +4 68 £350 +12.44% 30
Milton Keynes -7 67 £388 -3.12% 27
Cheshire -4 65 £300 -7.69% 88
Kent +1 60 £325 +4.00% 34
Staffordshire +3 53 £349 +12.95% 41
Bristol -5 48 £350 +11.11% 65
Hertfordshire 0 46 £375 +7.91% 25
Wiltshire -9 46 £365 +16.80% 27

C#
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 6124 (78.29%) .NET
2 3159 (40.39%) ASP.NET
3 3150 (40.27%) SQL Server
4 2735 (34.97%) Agile Software Development
5 2700 (34.52%) SQL
6 2586 (33.06%) JavaScript
7 2326 (29.74%) MVC
8 2221 (28.39%) HTML
9 1828 (23.37%) CSS
10 1747 (22.33%) Microsoft
11 1494 (19.10%) TDD
12 1480 (18.92%) jQuery
13 1399 (17.89%) WCF
14 1353 (17.30%) .NET Framework
15 1318 (16.85%) ASP.NET MVC
16 1307 (16.71%) Finance
17 1259 (16.10%) Java
18 1112 (14.22%) Web Services
19 1093 (13.97%) Visual Studio
20 1070 (13.68%) Scrum
21 1001 (12.80%) XML
22 985 (12.59%) Windows
23 973 (12.44%) OO
24 893 (11.42%) Oracle
25 849 (10.85%) WPF
26 795 (10.16%) HTML5
27 772 (9.87%) SharePoint
28 752 (9.61%) SQL Server 2008
29 728 (9.31%) C++
30 706 (9.03%) Team Foundation Server

C#
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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
1 772 (9.87%) SharePoint
2 426 (5.45%) CMS
3 295 (3.77%) IIS
4 266 (3.40%) SharePoint 2013
5 253 (3.23%) SharePoint 2010
6 225 (2.88%) BizTalk Server
7 206 (2.63%) Umbraco
8 164 (2.10%) Sitecore CMS
9 92 (1.18%) Node.js
10 79 (1.01%) Kentico
11 48 (0.61%) Apache
12 45 (0.58%) SharePoint Server
12 45 (0.58%) WebSphere
13 41 (0.52%) Tomcat
14 31 (0.40%) Sitefinity
15 27 (0.35%) MS Project Server
16 26 (0.33%) TIBCO EMS
17 24 (0.31%) MQSeries
18 23 (0.29%) Elasticsearch
19 21 (0.27%) OpenStack
Applications
1 560 (7.16%) MS Excel
2 154 (1.97%) MS Office
3 84 (1.07%) MS Visio
4 50 (0.64%) InfoPath
5 47 (0.60%) MS PowerPoint
6 40 (0.51%) MS Project
7 30 (0.38%) Spreadsheet
8 18 (0.23%) Photoshop
9 13 (0.17%) PowerPivot
10 9 (0.12%) Mingle
11 7 (0.089%) Adobe Illustrator
12 4 (0.051%) Simulink
13 3 (0.038%) Fireworks
14 2 (0.026%) Maya
15 1 (0.013%) 3ds Max
15 1 (0.013%) S-PLUS
15 1 (0.013%) PrintSoft PReS
15 1 (0.013%) OmniGraffle
15 1 (0.013%) Adobe Captivate
15 1 (0.013%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 347 (4.44%) Dynamics CRM
2 30 (0.38%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 28 (0.36%) Dynamics AX
4 23 (0.29%) Oracle EBS
4 23 (0.29%) Markit EDM
5 21 (0.27%) ION MarketView
6 19 (0.24%) Endur
7 15 (0.19%) IntelliMatch
8 11 (0.14%) SmartPlant
9 9 (0.12%) Murex MxG2000
10 8 (0.10%) Dynamics NAV
10 8 (0.10%) Magento
11 7 (0.089%) Tridion
11 7 (0.089%) ZaiNet
11 7 (0.089%) Oracle Retail
12 6 (0.077%) Advent Portfolio Exchange
13 5 (0.064%) Front Arena
14 4 (0.051%) Oracle BPM
14 4 (0.051%) Remedy ITSM
14 4 (0.051%) Google Analytics
Cloud Services
1 271 (3.46%) Microsoft Azure
2 57 (0.73%) Office 365
3 47 (0.60%) SaaS
4 41 (0.52%) Amazon AWS
5 29 (0.37%) Cloud Computing
6 25 (0.32%) PaaS
7 19 (0.24%) GitHub
8 17 (0.22%) Amazon EC2
9 11 (0.14%) IaaS
10 7 (0.089%) Yammer
11 4 (0.051%) Amazon S3
12 3 (0.038%) Force.com
12 3 (0.038%) Amazon SQS
13 2 (0.026%) MailChimp
13 2 (0.026%) Heroku
13 2 (0.026%) Google Cloud Platform
14 1 (0.013%) Google App Engine
14 1 (0.013%) Responsys
14 1 (0.013%) SoftLayer
14 1 (0.013%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 173 (2.21%) HTTP
2 91 (1.16%) Intranet
3 79 (1.01%) Internet
4 70 (0.89%) TCP/IP
5 34 (0.43%) SSL
6 32 (0.41%) FTP
7 30 (0.38%) DNS
8 29 (0.37%) Firewall
9 21 (0.27%) LDAP
10 20 (0.26%) 3G
11 18 (0.23%) SAN
12 17 (0.22%) LTE
13 16 (0.20%) Radio Access Network
13 16 (0.20%) 2G
14 15 (0.19%) Extranet
14 15 (0.19%) NetScaler
14 15 (0.19%) NAS
14 15 (0.19%) AMQP
15 14 (0.18%) HTTPS
16 10 (0.13%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3150 (40.27%) SQL Server
2 752 (9.61%) SQL Server 2008
3 486 (6.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 421 (5.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 316 (4.04%) SQL Server 2012
6 298 (3.81%) Oracle Database
7 275 (3.52%) SQL Server 2005
8 260 (3.32%) Relational Database
9 148 (1.89%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 137 (1.75%) Data Warehouse
11 120 (1.53%) NoSQL
12 116 (1.48%) Oracle Database 11g
12 116 (1.48%) MySQL
13 105 (1.34%) MongoDB
14 84 (1.07%) MS Access
15 79 (1.01%) SQL Server 2000
16 78 (1.00%) Oracle Database 10g
17 72 (0.92%) Big Data
18 67 (0.86%) Hadoop
19 66 (0.84%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 1093 (13.97%) Visual Studio
2 706 (9.03%) Team Foundation Server
3 375 (4.79%) NUnit
4 365 (4.67%) Subversion
5 347 (4.44%) Selenium
6 298 (3.81%) Git (software)
7 205 (2.62%) SpecFlow
8 191 (2.44%) JIRA
9 179 (2.29%) TeamCity
10 169 (2.16%) WebDriver
11 164 (2.10%) Jenkins
12 104 (1.33%) Moq
13 99 (1.27%) MSTest
14 92 (1.18%) Rhino Mocks
14 92 (1.18%) JUnit
15 89 (1.14%) Cucumber
16 84 (1.07%) Maven
17 70 (0.89%) Eclipse
17 70 (0.89%) MSBuild
18 61 (0.78%) ReSharper
General
1 1307 (16.71%) Finance
2 668 (8.54%) Banking
3 529 (6.76%) Front Office
4 349 (4.46%) Investment Banking
5 167 (2.14%) Retail
6 132 (1.69%) Telecoms
7 125 (1.60%) Back Office
8 109 (1.39%) Marketing
9 99 (1.27%) Games
10 95 (1.21%) Advertising
11 68 (0.87%) Manufacturing
12 56 (0.72%) Publishing
13 53 (0.68%) Legal
14 44 (0.56%) Law
15 43 (0.55%) Electronics
16 33 (0.42%) Financial Institution
16 33 (0.42%) Billing
17 14 (0.18%) Pharmaceutical
18 11 (0.14%) Military
18 11 (0.14%) Turkish Language
Job Titles
1 5925 (75.75%) Developer
2 2389 (30.54%) .NET Developer
3 1902 (24.32%) C# Developer
4 1015 (12.98%) C# .NET Developer
5 631 (8.07%) Senior Developer
6 511 (6.53%) ASP.NET Developer
7 418 (5.34%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 388 (4.96%) Analyst
9 376 (4.81%) Web Developer
10 356 (4.55%) Architect
11 326 (4.17%) SharePoint Developer
12 285 (3.64%) Software Developer
13 248 (3.17%) Java Developer
14 239 (3.06%) Senior .NET Developer
15 229 (2.93%) SQL Developer
16 195 (2.49%) Senior C# Developer
17 167 (2.14%) Consultant
18 165 (2.11%) CRM Developer
19 147 (1.88%) Programmer
20 145 (1.85%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6124 (78.29%) .NET
2 3159 (40.39%) ASP.NET
3 2221 (28.39%) HTML
4 1828 (23.37%) CSS
5 1480 (18.92%) jQuery
6 1399 (17.89%) WCF
7 1353 (17.30%) .NET Framework
8 1318 (16.85%) ASP.NET MVC
9 1112 (14.22%) Web Services
10 1001 (12.80%) XML
11 849 (10.85%) WPF
12 795 (10.16%) HTML5
13 661 (8.45%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
14 524 (6.70%) AngularJS
15 468 (5.98%) Ajax
16 458 (5.86%) CSS3
17 382 (4.88%) ASP.NET Web API
18 360 (4.60%) WinForms
19 358 (4.58%) REST
20 329 (4.21%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 384 (4.91%) Analytical Skills
2 283 (3.62%) Computer Science
3 239 (3.06%) Derivative
4 212 (2.71%) Fixed Income
5 183 (2.34%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 166 (2.12%) Open Source
7 159 (2.03%) User Experience
8 153 (1.96%) Mobile App
9 124 (1.59%) Mathematics
10 118 (1.51%) N-Tier
11 100 (1.28%) Inversion of Control
12 93 (1.19%) Equities
13 88 (1.13%) Management Information System
14 86 (1.10%) Enterprise Software
15 77 (0.98%) Data Structures
16 75 (0.96%) Visualisation
16 75 (0.96%) NHS
17 66 (0.84%) Hedge funds
18 65 (0.83%) Market Risk
19 63 (0.81%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 985 (12.59%) Windows
2 327 (4.18%) Linux
3 242 (3.09%) UNIX
4 135 (1.73%) Apple iOS
5 131 (1.67%) Android
6 86 (1.10%) Windows Server 2008
7 55 (0.70%) Windows Server 2003
8 41 (0.52%) Windows Mobile
9 39 (0.50%) Windows Phone
10 37 (0.47%) Windows 7
11 33 (0.42%) Windows Server 2012
12 28 (0.36%) Windows XP
13 22 (0.28%) Windows 8
14 19 (0.24%) Solaris
14 19 (0.24%) Mac OS X
15 18 (0.23%) Ubuntu
16 17 (0.22%) Windows Vista
17 16 (0.20%) Windows CE
18 14 (0.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
19 9 (0.12%) Windows Phone 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 2735 (34.97%) Agile Software Development
2 2326 (29.74%) MVC
3 1494 (19.10%) TDD
4 1070 (13.68%) Scrum
5 973 (12.44%) OO
6 556 (7.11%) Continuous Integration
7 548 (7.01%) BDD
8 490 (6.26%) CRM
9 442 (5.65%) Software Engineering
10 440 (5.63%) E-Commerce
11 402 (5.14%) Unit Testing
12 400 (5.11%) SOA
13 397 (5.08%) Web Development
14 396 (5.06%) Multithreading
15 302 (3.86%) OOP
16 239 (3.06%) MVVM
17 233 (2.98%) Business Intelligence
18 230 (2.94%) Workflow
19 220 (2.81%) Automated Testing
20 214 (2.74%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 2700 (34.52%) SQL
2 2586 (33.06%) JavaScript
3 1259 (16.10%) Java
4 728 (9.31%) C++
5 669 (8.55%) T-SQL
6 467 (5.97%) VB.NET
7 306 (3.91%) Python
8 280 (3.58%) VB
9 240 (3.07%) VBA
10 235 (3.00%) PowerShell
11 233 (2.98%) PL/SQL
12 223 (2.85%) Ruby
13 175 (2.24%) C
14 131 (1.67%) PHP
15 122 (1.56%) VBScript
16 112 (1.43%) Perl
17 91 (1.16%) XAML
18 89 (1.14%) VB6
19 65 (0.83%) Scala
20 53 (0.68%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 449 (5.74%) Security Cleared
2 404 (5.16%) Degree
3 281 (3.59%) SC Cleared
4 127 (1.62%) VCP4
5 96 (1.23%) DV Cleared
6 90 (1.15%) Microsoft Certification
7 74 (0.95%) ISEB
8 58 (0.74%) ISTQB
9 19 (0.24%) MCITP
9 19 (0.24%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 15 (0.19%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 15 (0.19%) MCTS
10 15 (0.19%) ITIL Certification
10 15 (0.19%) MCP
11 11 (0.14%) MCSD
11 11 (0.14%) PhD
11 11 (0.14%) CTC Cleared
12 9 (0.12%) BC Cleared
13 7 (0.089%) MCPD
14 5 (0.064%) MCAD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 237 (3.03%) QA
2 26 (0.33%) ISO 9001
3 18 (0.23%) SLA
4 17 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 15 (0.19%) PCI DSS
6 11 (0.14%) HL7
6 11 (0.14%) ISO 9000
7 9 (0.12%) Data Quality
8 5 (0.064%) Dodd-Frank
8 5 (0.064%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 5 (0.064%) WAI
9 4 (0.051%) COBIT
9 4 (0.051%) WCAG
10 2 (0.026%) 21 CFR Part 11
10 2 (0.026%) MiFID
10 2 (0.026%) Basel III
10 2 (0.026%) EMIR
11 1 (0.013%) Solvency II
11 1 (0.013%) DICOM
11 1 (0.013%) JSP 440
System Software
1 82 (1.05%) Active Directory
2 37 (0.47%) VMware Infrastructure
3 21 (0.27%) Hyper-V
4 17 (0.22%) VMware ESXi
5 16 (0.20%) XenApp
6 15 (0.19%) XenDesktop
6 15 (0.19%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 13 (0.17%) Firmware
8 12 (0.15%) Apache Flume
8 12 (0.15%) HDFS
9 8 (0.10%) Microsoft App-V
10 5 (0.064%) vCloud
10 5 (0.064%) Forefront TMG
11 4 (0.051%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 4 (0.051%) Oracle RAC
11 4 (0.051%) Docker
11 4 (0.051%) ISA Server
11 4 (0.051%) Samba
11 4 (0.051%) Oracle RMAN
12 3 (0.038%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 62 (0.79%) Puppet
2 43 (0.55%) HP Quality Center
3 29 (0.37%) Opscode Chef
4 28 (0.36%) SCCM
5 23 (0.29%) SCOM
6 15 (0.19%) SCVMM
6 15 (0.19%) HP SIM
6 15 (0.19%) EdgeSight
7 14 (0.18%) ITRS Geneos
8 13 (0.17%) Oozie
9 9 (0.12%) Control-M
9 9 (0.12%) WMI
10 7 (0.089%) SCOrch
10 7 (0.089%) OpenIDM
11 6 (0.077%) logstash
11 6 (0.077%) Kibana
12 5 (0.064%) Ansible
12 5 (0.064%) SCSM
12 5 (0.064%) Vagrant
13 4 (0.051%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 1747 (22.33%) Microsoft
2 893 (11.42%) Oracle
3 227 (2.90%) Sitecore
4 111 (1.42%) Sybase
5 97 (1.24%) Telerik
6 92 (1.18%) TIBCO
7 75 (0.96%) Salesforce.com
7 75 (0.96%) EPiServer
8 71 (0.91%) IBM
9 70 (0.89%) SAP
10 67 (0.86%) HP
11 62 (0.79%) Xamarin
12 57 (0.73%) VMware
13 52 (0.66%) DevExpress
14 51 (0.65%) Google
15 37 (0.47%) Adobe
16 35 (0.45%) Twitter
17 31 (0.40%) Ektron
17 31 (0.40%) Perforce
18 30 (0.38%) ION Trading
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