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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
C#
Rank 20 15 16
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +1
Contract jobs citing C# 4233 4808 5000
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 7.35% 9.11% 8.67%
As % of the Programming Languages category 19.92% 23.43% 23.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 2819 3289 3184
Average daily rate
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£375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £563 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 81 107
Average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £36.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -4.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.30 £22.50 £19.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £50.00 £45.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £36.50
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -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
21245 20525 21295
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 36.88% 38.90% 36.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 13636 13000 12607
Average daily rate £390 £390 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 420 560 739
Average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £15.50 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.50 £46.40 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%

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 19 September 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 19 September 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 19 September 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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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 -5 3899 £375 -2.59% 2417
London -4 1822 £438 -2.77% 723
South East -6 656 £350 - 420
City of London -1 496 £444 -6.08% 269
East of England -3 302 £350 -10.25% 195
Yorkshire 0 240 £325 +8.33% 225
South West -4 230 £330 +1.53% 211
North West -8 222 £325 +8.33% 302
Scotland -3 218 £328 -2.77% 122
West Midlands -10 197 £325 +8.33% 173
West Yorkshire +6 172 £325 +4.00% 136
East Midlands -5 139 £315 +14.54% 121
Berkshire -6 133 £375 - 82
Hampshire -17 124 £375 +11.11% 91
Manchester -6 122 £325 +4.83% 159
Leeds +5 115 £325 +4.00% 93
Surrey -4 111 £350 - 95
Buckinghamshire -11 95 £388 +3.33% 32
Glasgow +4 90 £375 -11.76% 55
North East +4 87 £350 +10.23% 48
Edinburgh +2 81 £315 -3.07% 37
Cambridgeshire -5 79 £320 -14.66% 81
East Sussex +7 78 £300 -10.44% 28
Somerset 0 72 £325 - 35
Tyne and Wear +10 66 £350 +7.69% 42
Milton Keynes -15 64 £400 +6.66% 18
Reading 0 61 £375 - 30
Newcastle upon Tyne +4 59 £375 +15.38% 36
Birmingham -4 59 £350 - 48
Bristol +9 56 £320 +6.66% 65

C#
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 6526 (76.99%) .NET
2 3794 (44.76%) ASP.NET
3 3685 (43.48%) SQL Server
4 2919 (34.44%) SQL
5 2911 (34.34%) Agile Software Development
6 2716 (32.04%) JavaScript
7 2641 (31.16%) MVC
8 2469 (29.13%) HTML
9 1923 (22.69%) CSS
10 1840 (21.71%) Microsoft
11 1622 (19.14%) WCF
12 1597 (18.84%) TDD
13 1515 (17.87%) ASP.NET MVC
14 1500 (17.70%) jQuery
15 1347 (15.89%) .NET Framework
16 1256 (14.82%) Finance
17 1231 (14.52%) Windows
18 1221 (14.41%) Web Services
19 1212 (14.30%) XML
20 1207 (14.24%) Visual Studio
21 1132 (13.36%) Java
22 1121 (13.23%) Scrum
23 1014 (11.96%) SQL Server 2008
24 947 (11.17%) WPF
25 918 (10.83%) Oracle
26 901 (10.63%) OO
27 879 (10.37%) SharePoint
28 839 (9.90%) HTML5
29 811 (9.57%) Banking
30 807 (9.52%) Team Foundation Server

C#
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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
1 879 (10.37%) SharePoint
2 468 (5.52%) CMS
3 408 (4.81%) IIS
4 348 (4.11%) SharePoint 2010
5 281 (3.32%) BizTalk Server
6 260 (3.07%) SharePoint 2013
7 249 (2.94%) Umbraco
8 166 (1.96%) Sitecore CMS
9 133 (1.57%) Node.js
10 108 (1.27%) SharePoint Server
11 44 (0.52%) WebSphere
12 38 (0.45%) Tomcat
12 38 (0.45%) Kentico
13 32 (0.38%) Confluence
14 29 (0.34%) Apache
15 28 (0.33%) Oracle Coherence
16 27 (0.32%) K2 blackpearl
16 27 (0.32%) WebLogic
17 26 (0.31%) EPiServer CMS
18 23 (0.27%) MQSeries
Applications
1 569 (6.71%) MS Excel
2 138 (1.63%) MS Office
3 114 (1.34%) InfoPath
4 42 (0.50%) Photoshop
5 34 (0.40%) MS Project
6 32 (0.38%) MS Visio
7 24 (0.28%) MS PowerPoint
7 24 (0.28%) Spreadsheet
8 11 (0.13%) Adobe Illustrator
9 5 (0.059%) PowerPivot
10 4 (0.047%) AutoCAD
11 3 (0.035%) Mingle
11 3 (0.035%) SPSS
12 2 (0.024%) Fireworks
12 2 (0.024%) Simulink
12 2 (0.024%) Maya
12 2 (0.024%) FastStats
13 1 (0.012%) OmniGraffle
13 1 (0.012%) CATIA
13 1 (0.012%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 333 (3.93%) Dynamics CRM
2 47 (0.55%) Dynamics AX
3 39 (0.46%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 39 (0.46%) Oracle Applications
4 17 (0.20%) Oracle EBS
5 14 (0.17%) Tridion
6 11 (0.13%) Markit EDM
7 10 (0.12%) Dynamics NAV
7 10 (0.12%) IntelliMatch
8 9 (0.11%) ION MarketView
8 9 (0.11%) Endur
9 7 (0.083%) Google Analytics
9 7 (0.083%) WebTrends
9 7 (0.083%) Murex MxG2000
10 6 (0.071%) Agresso
10 6 (0.071%) Oracle Financials
10 6 (0.071%) Remedy ITSM
11 5 (0.059%) BusinessWorks
12 4 (0.047%) Advent Portfolio Exchange
12 4 (0.047%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 284 (3.35%) Microsoft Azure
2 64 (0.76%) Office 365
3 58 (0.68%) Amazon AWS
4 50 (0.59%) SaaS
5 37 (0.44%) PaaS
6 29 (0.34%) GitHub
7 23 (0.27%) Amazon EC2
8 17 (0.20%) Cloud Computing
9 12 (0.14%) Force.com
10 9 (0.11%) Amazon S3
11 7 (0.083%) Amazon SQS
11 7 (0.083%) IaaS
12 5 (0.059%) CloudFront
13 2 (0.024%) Heroku
14 1 (0.012%) Google App Engine
14 1 (0.012%) Gitorious
14 1 (0.012%) MailChimp
Communications & Networking
1 151 (1.78%) HTTP
2 99 (1.17%) Intranet
3 88 (1.04%) Internet
4 65 (0.77%) TCP/IP
5 39 (0.46%) DNS
6 36 (0.42%) SAN
7 35 (0.41%) LDAP
8 29 (0.34%) SSL
9 28 (0.33%) Extranet
10 16 (0.19%) Firewall
11 15 (0.18%) DHCP
12 14 (0.17%) Modbus
13 13 (0.15%) FTP
14 12 (0.14%) MQTT
15 8 (0.094%) Wireshark
15 8 (0.094%) VoIP
15 8 (0.094%) SPDY
16 7 (0.083%) tcpdump
16 7 (0.083%) Multicast
16 7 (0.083%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3685 (43.48%) SQL Server
2 1014 (11.96%) SQL Server 2008
3 577 (6.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 520 (6.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 391 (4.61%) SQL Server 2012
6 365 (4.31%) SQL Server 2005
7 287 (3.39%) Relational Database
8 198 (2.34%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 187 (2.21%) MySQL
10 174 (2.05%) Oracle Database
11 166 (1.96%) Data Warehouse
12 144 (1.70%) NoSQL
13 95 (1.12%) MongoDB
14 92 (1.09%) RDBMS
15 84 (0.99%) SQL Server 2000
16 79 (0.93%) Big Data
17 78 (0.92%) Oracle Reports
18 61 (0.72%) DTS
19 60 (0.71%) Oracle Database 11g
20 57 (0.67%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 1207 (14.24%) Visual Studio
2 807 (9.52%) Team Foundation Server
3 355 (4.19%) Selenium
4 347 (4.09%) NUnit
5 297 (3.50%) Subversion
6 250 (2.95%) Git (software)
7 214 (2.52%) SpecFlow
8 198 (2.34%) TeamCity
9 181 (2.14%) JIRA
10 167 (1.97%) WebDriver
11 121 (1.43%) QuickTest Pro
12 119 (1.40%) MSTest
13 113 (1.33%) Jenkins
14 98 (1.16%) JUnit
15 97 (1.14%) Cucumber
16 79 (0.93%) Rhino Mocks
17 74 (0.87%) MSBuild
18 65 (0.77%) Maven
19 64 (0.76%) FitNesse
20 60 (0.71%) Moq
General
1 1256 (14.82%) Finance
2 811 (9.57%) Banking
3 525 (6.19%) Front Office
4 382 (4.51%) Investment Banking
5 170 (2.01%) Retail
6 169 (1.99%) Back Office
7 145 (1.71%) Marketing
8 119 (1.40%) Telecoms
9 109 (1.29%) Advertising
10 85 (1.00%) Games
11 79 (0.93%) Manufacturing
12 57 (0.67%) Legal
13 55 (0.65%) Publishing
14 54 (0.64%) Financial Institution
15 50 (0.59%) Electronics
16 36 (0.42%) Law
17 20 (0.24%) Automotive
18 16 (0.19%) Pharmaceutical
19 12 (0.14%) Multimedia
19 12 (0.14%) Billing
Job Titles
1 6527 (77.01%) Developer
2 2698 (31.83%) .NET Developer
3 2105 (24.83%) C# Developer
4 1170 (13.80%) C# .NET Developer
5 697 (8.22%) ASP.NET Developer
6 561 (6.62%) Senior Developer
7 546 (6.44%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 483 (5.70%) Web Developer
9 445 (5.25%) Analyst
10 410 (4.84%) SharePoint Developer
11 309 (3.65%) Software Developer
12 263 (3.10%) SQL Developer
13 247 (2.91%) Senior .NET Developer
14 230 (2.71%) Architect
15 222 (2.62%) Software Engineer
16 207 (2.44%) CRM Developer
17 201 (2.37%) Consultant
18 188 (2.22%) WPF Developer
19 180 (2.12%) Tester
20 179 (2.11%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6526 (76.99%) .NET
2 3794 (44.76%) ASP.NET
3 2469 (29.13%) HTML
4 1923 (22.69%) CSS
5 1622 (19.14%) WCF
6 1515 (17.87%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1500 (17.70%) jQuery
8 1347 (15.89%) .NET Framework
9 1221 (14.41%) Web Services
10 1212 (14.30%) XML
11 947 (11.17%) WPF
12 839 (9.90%) HTML5
13 661 (7.80%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
14 576 (6.80%) Ajax
15 456 (5.38%) LINQ
16 436 (5.14%) CSS3
17 417 (4.92%) WinForms
18 391 (4.61%) REST
19 387 (4.57%) ASP.NET MVC 4
20 354 (4.18%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 353 (4.16%) Analytical Skills
2 264 (3.11%) Computer Science
3 230 (2.71%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 202 (2.38%) Fixed Income
5 187 (2.21%) Derivative
6 175 (2.06%) User Experience
7 159 (1.88%) N-Tier
8 146 (1.72%) Open Source
8 146 (1.72%) Mobile App
9 115 (1.36%) Equities
10 114 (1.34%) Enterprise Software
11 93 (1.10%) Inversion of Control
11 93 (1.10%) Market Risk
12 81 (0.96%) Client/Server
13 79 (0.93%) Mathematics
14 75 (0.88%) Hedge funds
15 71 (0.84%) Credit Risk
16 70 (0.83%) Visualisation
17 58 (0.68%) Management Information System
18 57 (0.67%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 1231 (14.52%) Windows
2 289 (3.41%) UNIX
3 244 (2.88%) Linux
4 133 (1.57%) Windows Server 2008
5 120 (1.42%) Android
6 115 (1.36%) Apple iOS
7 110 (1.30%) Windows Server 2003
8 72 (0.85%) Windows Server 2012
9 67 (0.79%) Windows 7
10 65 (0.77%) Windows 8
11 44 (0.52%) Windows Phone
12 42 (0.50%) Windows Mobile
13 34 (0.40%) Windows XP
14 19 (0.22%) Windows Phone 8
15 16 (0.19%) Windows CE
15 16 (0.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 13 (0.15%) Windows NT
17 12 (0.14%) Mac OS X
18 7 (0.083%) Windows Vista
19 6 (0.071%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2911 (34.34%) Agile Software Development
2 2641 (31.16%) MVC
3 1597 (18.84%) TDD
4 1121 (13.23%) Scrum
5 901 (10.63%) OO
6 667 (7.87%) BDD
7 591 (6.97%) Unit Testing
8 554 (6.54%) CRM
9 542 (6.39%) Web Development
10 532 (6.28%) Continuous Integration
11 475 (5.60%) Software Engineering
12 435 (5.13%) E-Commerce
13 370 (4.37%) Multithreading
14 349 (4.12%) OOP
15 326 (3.85%) SOA
16 325 (3.83%) MVVM
17 284 (3.35%) Workflow
18 282 (3.33%) Test Automation
19 273 (3.22%) Business Intelligence
20 238 (2.81%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 2919 (34.44%) SQL
2 2716 (32.04%) JavaScript
3 1132 (13.36%) Java
4 752 (8.87%) C++
5 682 (8.05%) T-SQL
6 599 (7.07%) VB.NET
7 407 (4.80%) VB
8 373 (4.40%) Python
9 264 (3.11%) PowerShell
10 240 (2.83%) Ruby
11 223 (2.63%) PL/SQL
12 211 (2.49%) PHP
13 185 (2.18%) VBA
14 182 (2.15%) C
15 149 (1.76%) Perl
16 131 (1.55%) Scala
17 123 (1.45%) XAML
18 119 (1.40%) VBScript
19 92 (1.09%) VB6
20 45 (0.53%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 499 (5.89%) Degree
2 488 (5.76%) Security Cleared
3 384 (4.53%) SC Cleared
4 203 (2.39%) ISTQB
5 137 (1.62%) ISEB
6 132 (1.56%) Microsoft Certification
7 99 (1.17%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 84 (0.99%) DV Cleared
9 34 (0.40%) MCITP
10 33 (0.39%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 29 (0.34%) MCSD
12 24 (0.28%) MCTS
13 22 (0.26%) Cisco Certification
14 19 (0.22%) MCSE
14 19 (0.22%) CCNA
15 14 (0.17%) PhD
16 12 (0.14%) BC Cleared
17 11 (0.13%) CTC Cleared
17 11 (0.13%) MCP
18 9 (0.11%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 390 (4.60%) QA
2 26 (0.31%) ISO 9001
3 22 (0.26%) SLA
4 20 (0.24%) HL7
5 13 (0.15%) Basel III
6 10 (0.12%) PCI DSS
7 9 (0.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 7 (0.083%) Dodd-Frank
9 6 (0.071%) GPG13
9 6 (0.071%) EMIR
10 4 (0.047%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 4 (0.047%) Data Quality
11 2 (0.024%) ISO 9000
11 2 (0.024%) ISO 14001
11 2 (0.024%) CRD IV
12 1 (0.012%) DICOM
12 1 (0.012%) WCAG
12 1 (0.012%) WAI
System Software
1 97 (1.14%) Active Directory
2 11 (0.13%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (0.12%) Apache Flume
3 10 (0.12%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 10 (0.12%) HDFS
4 7 (0.083%) XenApp
4 7 (0.083%) Hyper-V
5 5 (0.059%) NDS
6 4 (0.047%) Microsoft App-V
7 3 (0.035%) vSphere
7 3 (0.035%) VMware ESX
8 2 (0.024%) Oracle RMAN
8 2 (0.024%) Platform Symphony
8 2 (0.024%) Oracle RAC
8 2 (0.024%) DFS Replication
8 2 (0.024%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 2 (0.024%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.012%) Varnish
9 1 (0.012%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 1 (0.012%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 81 (0.96%) HP Quality Center
2 51 (0.60%) Opscode Chef
3 42 (0.50%) SCCM
4 33 (0.39%) Puppet
5 13 (0.15%) WSUS
6 12 (0.14%) WMI
6 12 (0.14%) SCOrch
6 12 (0.14%) ITRS Geneos
7 10 (0.12%) Control-M
7 10 (0.12%) Ambari
7 10 (0.12%) Oozie
8 9 (0.11%) SCOM
9 7 (0.083%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 5 (0.059%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 5 (0.059%) OpenView
11 3 (0.035%) logstash
11 3 (0.035%) Salt
11 3 (0.035%) Nagios
12 2 (0.024%) NetBackup
12 2 (0.024%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 1840 (21.71%) Microsoft
2 918 (10.83%) Oracle
3 226 (2.67%) Sitecore
4 160 (1.89%) HP
5 155 (1.83%) Sybase
6 96 (1.13%) EPiServer
7 71 (0.84%) SAP
8 67 (0.79%) TIBCO
9 60 (0.71%) Telerik
9 60 (0.71%) DevExpress
10 50 (0.59%) IBM
11 49 (0.58%) Salesforce.com
12 42 (0.50%) Google
13 41 (0.48%) Xamarin
13 41 (0.48%) Adobe
14 37 (0.44%) Twitter
15 29 (0.34%) Business Objects
16 28 (0.33%) Ektron
17 27 (0.32%) Informatica
17 27 (0.32%) JBoss
Egham, Surrey
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: From £400 to £450 per annum for 6 Months
Posted: Yesterday
Guildford, Surrey
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £300 Per Day
Posted: Yesterday
East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £300 Per Day
Posted: Yesterday
Lewes, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £300 Per Day
Posted: Yesterday
Lewes, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £300 Per Day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Austin Fraser
Rate: £0.00 - £425 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Sanderson
Rate: Negotiable dependant on experience
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Roc Search
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Austin Fraser
Rate: £300 - £400 per day + Market Rates
Posted: Yesterday
Derby, Derbyshire
Xpertise Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Senitor Associates
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Edinburgh, Midlothian
TEKsystems
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £600.00 - £750.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £500.00 - £600.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Bath, Avon
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £1 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Hays Recruitment Scotland
Rate: £300 per day (Negotiable)
Posted: Yesterday
South West London
Nationwide People Ltd
Rate: £55000 - £65000 Per Annum
Posted: Yesterday
West Midlands
Austin Fraser
Rate: £0.00 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday