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 1 September 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
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
C#
Rank 22 17 15
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -2
Contract jobs citing C# 4273 4298 4852
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 7.20% 7.60% 9.21%
As % of the Programming Languages category 18.88% 20.39% 23.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 3144 2863 3331
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 £300 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £328 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.87% +0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 90 50 83
Average hourly rate £40.38 £37.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.68% +7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £25.00 £30.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £49.50 £50.60
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
22637 21075 20433
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 38.13% 37.26% 38.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 15237 13351 12848
Average daily rate £400 £388 £398
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -2.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £268 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 523 425 566
Average hourly rate £38.00 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £15.25 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £60.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.50 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +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 1 September 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 1 September 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 1 September 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 -3 4006 £400 +6.66% 2507
London 0 1861 £475 +5.55% 742
South East -2 714 £375 +7.14% 453
City of London +3 544 £500 +8.10% 184
South West +8 342 £350 +7.69% 249
East of England -3 261 £375 +7.14% 160
Yorkshire -7 221 £350 +7.69% 166
North West -23 192 £350 +7.69% 317
East Midlands +2 176 £333 +7.25% 163
West Yorkshire -10 161 £340 +4.61% 90
West Midlands -9 153 £338 - 211
Scotland -13 149 £330 +1.53% 80
Berkshire -3 146 £388 +3.33% 70
Hampshire -8 111 £345 -8.00% 100
Leeds -19 110 £350 +9.37% 61
Surrey -3 108 £410 +17.14% 71
Cambridgeshire +2 107 £350 +11.11% 79
Buckinghamshire +1 105 £390 +0.64% 58
Reading +6 92 £417 +11.20% 33
Manchester -14 91 £325 - 160
North East -11 84 £308 -12.14% 44
Bristol +15 83 £325 +4.00% 48
Milton Keynes +3 81 £390 -2.50% 31
West Sussex +13 77 £375 +12.78% 27
Somerset +3 74 £367 +12.84% 37
Gloucestershire +11 71 £368 +47.00% 50
Wales 0 67 £340 -2.85% 21
Nottinghamshire 0 63 £375 +22.95% 55
Oxfordshire -6 61 £400 +33.33% 54
Cambridge +4 59 £400 +23.07% 56

C#
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 6202 (75.35%) .NET
2 3438 (41.77%) SQL Server
3 3158 (38.37%) ASP.NET
4 3101 (37.67%) Agile Software Development
5 2921 (35.49%) SQL
6 2627 (31.92%) MVC
7 2524 (30.66%) JavaScript
8 2247 (27.30%) HTML
9 1835 (22.29%) Microsoft
10 1828 (22.21%) CSS
11 1717 (20.86%) TDD
12 1534 (18.64%) Finance
13 1429 (17.36%) .NET Framework
14 1387 (16.85%) jQuery
15 1364 (16.57%) WCF
16 1356 (16.47%) ASP.NET MVC
17 1236 (15.02%) Web Services
18 1218 (14.80%) Scrum
19 1107 (13.45%) Java
20 1096 (13.32%) Visual Studio
21 1057 (12.84%) Windows
22 1019 (12.38%) XML
23 923 (11.21%) WPF
24 877 (10.65%) HTML5
25 876 (10.64%) Banking
26 862 (10.47%) AngularJS
27 847 (10.29%) C++
28 846 (10.28%) OO
29 780 (9.48%) Team Foundation Server
30 758 (9.21%) BDD

C#
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 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
1 605 (7.35%) SharePoint
2 405 (4.92%) IIS
3 399 (4.85%) CMS
4 260 (3.16%) BizTalk Server
5 240 (2.92%) Umbraco
6 239 (2.90%) SharePoint 2013
7 191 (2.32%) SharePoint 2010
8 143 (1.74%) Node.js
9 133 (1.62%) Sitecore CMS
10 75 (0.91%) Tomcat
11 71 (0.86%) Apache
12 56 (0.68%) MQSeries
13 44 (0.53%) JBoss
14 38 (0.46%) Elasticsearch
15 34 (0.41%) Kentico
16 29 (0.35%) WebSphere
17 28 (0.34%) SAS
17 28 (0.34%) Sitefinity
18 26 (0.32%) NServiceBus
19 24 (0.29%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 586 (7.12%) MS Excel
2 136 (1.65%) MS Office
3 47 (0.57%) MS Visio
4 41 (0.50%) MS PowerPoint
5 35 (0.43%) InfoPath
6 28 (0.34%) Photoshop
7 20 (0.24%) Spreadsheet
7 20 (0.24%) PowerPivot
8 15 (0.18%) MS Project
9 14 (0.17%) Adobe Illustrator
10 7 (0.085%) Mingle
11 6 (0.073%) Maya
12 5 (0.061%) Simulink
12 5 (0.061%) Doxygen
13 3 (0.036%) 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
1 291 (3.54%) Dynamics CRM
2 49 (0.60%) Dynamics AX
3 23 (0.28%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 14 (0.17%) Markit EDM
4 14 (0.17%) Endur
5 13 (0.16%) Oracle BPM
6 8 (0.097%) Magento
6 8 (0.097%) Loan IQ
6 8 (0.097%) Summit
7 7 (0.085%) Visualfiles
8 6 (0.073%) Tridion
9 5 (0.061%) Front Arena
9 5 (0.061%) Oracle Applications
9 5 (0.061%) Dynamics NAV
10 4 (0.049%) Adaptiv
10 4 (0.049%) Sage 200
10 4 (0.049%) Maximo
10 4 (0.049%) Agresso
10 4 (0.049%) SmartPlant
10 4 (0.049%) IntelliMatch
Cloud Services
1 294 (3.57%) Microsoft Azure
2 106 (1.29%) Amazon AWS
3 88 (1.07%) Office 365
4 35 (0.43%) SaaS
5 24 (0.29%) GitHub
6 20 (0.24%) Cloud Computing
7 15 (0.18%) Google Analytics
8 13 (0.16%) IaaS
9 11 (0.13%) PaaS
10 9 (0.11%) Azure Active Directory
11 7 (0.085%) Amazon EC2
12 6 (0.073%) Google Cloud Platform
12 6 (0.073%) Google Drive
13 5 (0.061%) Google Apps
14 4 (0.049%) Adobe Analytics
15 3 (0.036%) Rackspace Cloud
15 3 (0.036%) Force.com
15 3 (0.036%) MailChimp
15 3 (0.036%) Boomi
16 2 (0.024%) Sage Pay
Communications & Networking
1 152 (1.85%) HTTP
2 114 (1.39%) Internet
3 70 (0.85%) Intranet
4 59 (0.72%) TCP/IP
5 35 (0.43%) SSL
6 30 (0.36%) DNS
7 25 (0.30%) FTP
8 21 (0.26%) SNMP
8 21 (0.26%) Radio Access Network
9 18 (0.22%) Firewall
9 18 (0.22%) 2G
9 18 (0.22%) LDAP
9 18 (0.22%) 3G
10 16 (0.19%) SAN
10 16 (0.19%) DHCP
11 15 (0.18%) Wireshark
12 14 (0.17%) SMTP
12 14 (0.17%) Telnet
13 13 (0.16%) 4G
14 12 (0.15%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3438 (41.77%) SQL Server
2 724 (8.80%) SQL Server 2008
3 508 (6.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 500 (6.07%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 416 (5.05%) SQL Server 2012
6 313 (3.80%) Relational Database
7 239 (2.90%) Oracle Database
8 225 (2.73%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 209 (2.54%) SQL Server 2005
10 202 (2.45%) NoSQL
11 184 (2.24%) MongoDB
12 182 (2.21%) Data Warehouse
13 144 (1.75%) MySQL
14 100 (1.21%) Oracle Database 11g
15 88 (1.07%) RDBMS
16 73 (0.89%) Big Data
17 67 (0.81%) SQL Server 2000
18 66 (0.80%) Apache Cassandra
19 64 (0.78%) MS Access
20 62 (0.75%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 1096 (13.32%) Visual Studio
2 780 (9.48%) Team Foundation Server
3 448 (5.44%) Selenium
4 365 (4.43%) Git (software)
5 360 (4.37%) Subversion
6 337 (4.09%) NUnit
7 269 (3.27%) SpecFlow
8 225 (2.73%) TeamCity
9 200 (2.43%) WebDriver
10 181 (2.20%) JIRA
11 176 (2.14%) Jenkins
12 160 (1.94%) Cucumber
13 78 (0.95%) ReSharper
14 71 (0.86%) MSBuild
15 70 (0.85%) MSTest
16 68 (0.83%) Rhino Mocks
17 66 (0.80%) SoapUI
18 60 (0.73%) Moq
19 59 (0.72%) Eclipse
20 57 (0.69%) JUnit
General
1 1534 (18.64%) Finance
2 876 (10.64%) Banking
3 588 (7.14%) Front Office
4 477 (5.80%) Investment Banking
5 191 (2.32%) Retail
6 142 (1.73%) Back Office
7 118 (1.43%) Marketing
8 91 (1.11%) Telecoms
9 77 (0.94%) Manufacturing
9 77 (0.94%) Games
10 75 (0.91%) Advertising
11 70 (0.85%) Legal
12 58 (0.70%) Financial Institution
13 50 (0.61%) Military
14 47 (0.57%) Electronics
15 45 (0.55%) Publishing
16 40 (0.49%) Law
17 20 (0.24%) Automotive
18 19 (0.23%) Pharmaceutical
18 19 (0.23%) French Language
Job Titles
1 6198 (75.30%) Developer
2 2368 (28.77%) .NET Developer
3 1954 (23.74%) C# Developer
4 920 (11.18%) C# .NET Developer
5 609 (7.40%) Senior Developer
6 512 (6.22%) Analyst
7 445 (5.41%) ASP.NET Developer
8 402 (4.88%) Web Developer
9 342 (4.16%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 301 (3.66%) Architect
11 297 (3.61%) Software Engineer
12 294 (3.57%) Software Developer
13 251 (3.05%) SQL Developer
14 243 (2.95%) Senior C# Developer
15 209 (2.54%) SharePoint Developer
16 199 (2.42%) WPF Developer
17 193 (2.34%) Senior .NET Developer
17 193 (2.34%) Test Analyst
18 190 (2.31%) Java Developer
19 171 (2.08%) CRM Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6202 (75.35%) .NET
2 3158 (38.37%) ASP.NET
3 2247 (27.30%) HTML
4 1828 (22.21%) CSS
5 1429 (17.36%) .NET Framework
6 1387 (16.85%) jQuery
7 1364 (16.57%) WCF
8 1356 (16.47%) ASP.NET MVC
9 1236 (15.02%) Web Services
10 1019 (12.38%) XML
11 923 (11.21%) WPF
12 877 (10.65%) HTML5
13 862 (10.47%) AngularJS
14 729 (8.86%) Entity Framework
15 655 (7.96%) ASP.NET Web API
16 501 (6.09%) CSS3
17 477 (5.80%) SOAP
18 372 (4.52%) REST
19 361 (4.39%) KnockoutJS
20 329 (4.00%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 438 (5.32%) Analytical Skills
2 301 (3.66%) Derivative
3 228 (2.77%) Computer Science
4 227 (2.76%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 196 (2.38%) N-Tier
6 191 (2.32%) Fixed Income
7 179 (2.17%) User Experience
8 167 (2.03%) Mobile App
9 129 (1.57%) Enterprise Software
10 107 (1.30%) Equities
11 105 (1.28%) Mathematics
12 100 (1.21%) Credit Risk
13 91 (1.11%) Client/Server
13 91 (1.11%) Hedge funds
14 86 (1.04%) Management Information System
15 85 (1.03%) Market Risk
16 84 (1.02%) Equity Derivative
17 76 (0.92%) Data Structures
18 67 (0.81%) Inversion of Control
19 60 (0.73%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 1057 (12.84%) Windows
2 345 (4.19%) Linux
3 265 (3.22%) UNIX
4 160 (1.94%) Apple iOS
5 149 (1.81%) Android
6 92 (1.12%) Windows Server 2008
7 79 (0.96%) Windows Server 2003
8 65 (0.79%) Windows 7
9 50 (0.61%) Windows Server 2012
10 34 (0.41%) Windows 8
11 31 (0.38%) Mac OS X
11 31 (0.38%) Windows CE
12 27 (0.33%) Windows Mobile
13 19 (0.23%) Windows Phone
14 14 (0.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 14 (0.17%) SUSE
15 13 (0.16%) Windows XP
16 10 (0.12%) Ubuntu
17 5 (0.061%) Embedded Linux
17 5 (0.061%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3101 (37.67%) Agile Software Development
2 2627 (31.92%) MVC
3 1717 (20.86%) TDD
4 1218 (14.80%) Scrum
5 846 (10.28%) OO
6 758 (9.21%) BDD
7 637 (7.74%) Unit Testing
8 594 (7.22%) Continuous Integration
8 594 (7.22%) Software Engineering
9 487 (5.92%) SDLC
10 468 (5.69%) CRM
11 449 (5.45%) Web Development
12 448 (5.44%) E-Commerce
13 401 (4.87%) Multithreading
14 392 (4.76%) SOA
15 368 (4.47%) Business Intelligence
16 292 (3.55%) Test Automation
17 289 (3.51%) MVVM
18 257 (3.12%) Migration
19 251 (3.05%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 2921 (35.49%) SQL
2 2524 (30.66%) JavaScript
3 1107 (13.45%) Java
4 847 (10.29%) C++
5 742 (9.01%) T-SQL
6 477 (5.80%) VB.NET
7 396 (4.81%) VB
8 317 (3.85%) PowerShell
9 310 (3.77%) Python
10 234 (2.84%) VBA
11 219 (2.66%) Ruby
12 177 (2.15%) PL/SQL
13 167 (2.03%) C
14 137 (1.66%) PHP
15 125 (1.52%) Perl
16 119 (1.45%) VBScript
17 98 (1.19%) VB6
18 82 (1.00%) Shell Script
19 78 (0.95%) Scala
20 72 (0.87%) XAML
Qualifications
1 447 (5.43%) Degree
2 400 (4.86%) Security Cleared
3 228 (2.77%) SC Cleared
4 93 (1.13%) DV Cleared
5 77 (0.94%) ISEB
6 68 (0.83%) Microsoft Certification
7 63 (0.77%) ISTQB
8 20 (0.24%) PhD
9 16 (0.19%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 15 (0.18%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 15 (0.18%) MCSD
10 15 (0.18%) HND
11 10 (0.12%) MCP
11 10 (0.12%) ITIL Certification
12 8 (0.097%) MCAD
12 8 (0.097%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 8 (0.097%) CTC Cleared
13 7 (0.085%) CISSP
13 7 (0.085%) MCTS
13 7 (0.085%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 356 (4.33%) QA
2 37 (0.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 22 (0.27%) HL7
4 20 (0.24%) SLA
5 18 (0.22%) ISO 9001
6 16 (0.19%) Data Quality
7 12 (0.15%) ISO 9000
7 12 (0.15%) TickIT
8 10 (0.12%) Dodd-Frank
9 8 (0.097%) EMIR
10 5 (0.061%) COREP
10 5 (0.061%) FINREP
10 5 (0.061%) IEC 61508
11 4 (0.049%) MiFID
11 4 (0.049%) BS25999
11 4 (0.049%) PCI DSS
12 3 (0.036%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 3 (0.036%) Basel II
12 3 (0.036%) Basel III
13 2 (0.024%) CRD IV
System Software
1 112 (1.36%) Active Directory
2 62 (0.75%) VMware Infrastructure
3 33 (0.40%) Microsoft App-V
4 27 (0.33%) Hyper-V
5 16 (0.19%) HDFS
6 14 (0.17%) Firmware
7 12 (0.15%) vSphere
7 12 (0.15%) Docker
8 9 (0.11%) GridGain
8 9 (0.11%) XenDesktop
9 8 (0.097%) XenApp
9 8 (0.097%) VMware ESX
10 6 (0.073%) Terminal Services
10 6 (0.073%) Apache Flume
11 5 (0.061%) VMware ESXi
12 4 (0.049%) Varnish
12 4 (0.049%) BitLocker
12 4 (0.049%) Veritas Cluster Server
13 3 (0.036%) Platform Symphony
13 3 (0.036%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 52 (0.63%) Puppet
2 49 (0.60%) SCCM
3 31 (0.38%) Opscode Chef
4 26 (0.32%) HP Quality Center
5 17 (0.21%) ITRS Geneos
6 16 (0.19%) Vagrant
6 16 (0.19%) WMI
6 16 (0.19%) BladeLogic
7 15 (0.18%) Control-M
8 14 (0.17%) Ansible
9 11 (0.13%) logstash
9 11 (0.13%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 11 (0.13%) SCOM
10 9 (0.11%) Nagios
10 9 (0.11%) Forefront Identity Manager
11 8 (0.097%) CA Single Sign-On
12 7 (0.085%) Icinga
13 6 (0.073%) Oozie
13 6 (0.073%) CA LISA
14 5 (0.061%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 1835 (22.29%) Microsoft
2 745 (9.05%) Oracle
3 213 (2.59%) Sitecore
4 151 (1.83%) Sybase
5 102 (1.24%) EPiServer
6 101 (1.23%) VMware
7 82 (1.00%) TIBCO
8 79 (0.96%) Telerik
9 72 (0.87%) IBM
10 67 (0.81%) HP
11 63 (0.77%) Xamarin
12 62 (0.75%) DevExpress
12 62 (0.75%) SAP
13 57 (0.69%) Perforce
13 57 (0.69%) Twitter
14 54 (0.66%) Google
15 46 (0.56%) Adobe
16 38 (0.46%) Citrix
17 35 (0.43%) Bloomberg
18 33 (0.40%) Salesforce.com
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