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 28 July 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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
C#
Rank 17 14 15
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +1
Contract jobs citing C# 4218 4626 4823
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 7.72% 9.05% 8.32%
As % of the Programming Languages category 20.78% 23.75% 23.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 2830 3152 3203
Average daily rate
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£375 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £270 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £600 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £315
% change year-on-year
- +3.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 82 119
Average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.00 £30.00 £19.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £52.05 £48.45
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
Programming Languages Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
20300 19476 20736
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 37.13% 38.11% 35.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 12991 12052 12380
Average daily rate £388 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £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 418 567 789
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.40% +1.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £17.00 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.50 £50.00 £46.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00

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 28 July 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 28 July 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 28 July 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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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 3922 £375 -6.25% 2512
London -8 1844 £438 -2.77% 805
South East -5 649 £350 -2.71% 439
City of London -6 490 £475 - 340
East of England -2 289 £350 - 211
South West +1 266 £325 +0.77% 200
North West +2 255 £325 +8.33% 284
Yorkshire +6 216 £320 +6.66% 206
Scotland -9 196 £350 -5.40% 128
West Midlands -5 195 £338 +12.50% 159
West Yorkshire +10 169 £320 +3.64% 119
Hampshire -9 165 £375 +8.69% 80
East Midlands +1 148 £315 +14.54% 143
Manchester +2 140 £325 +8.33% 152
Leeds +9 136 £320 +6.66% 82
Berkshire -8 129 £375 - 106
Cambridgeshire -1 105 £325 -7.14% 85
Surrey -5 104 £350 -9.09% 87
Somerset 0 102 £325 - 16
Glasgow -7 99 £375 -6.25% 54
Buckinghamshire -17 78 £388 +3.33% 35
Cheshire +11 68 £338 +20.53% 61
Edinburgh -8 68 £331 +20.45% 48
Leicestershire -1 66 £275 - 38
Reading 0 61 £350 -9.67% 38
Birmingham -1 60 £350 - 56
Suffolk -2 60 £381 +1.59% 15
Cambridge -1 58 £325 +8.33% 60
Taunton +1 54 £325 - 1
Milton Keynes -15 54 £400 +6.66% 16

C#
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 6562 (77.69%) .NET
2 3852 (45.61%) SQL Server
3 3795 (44.93%) ASP.NET
4 2888 (34.19%) SQL
5 2646 (31.33%) JavaScript
6 2589 (30.65%) MVC
7 2453 (29.04%) HTML
8 1901 (22.51%) CSS
9 1741 (20.61%) Microsoft
10 1651 (19.55%) TDD
11 1607 (19.03%) WCF
12 1562 (18.49%) jQuery
13 1523 (18.03%) ASP.NET MVC
14 1511 (17.89%) Agile Software Development
15 1304 (15.44%) .NET Framework
16 1256 (14.87%) Visual Studio
17 1254 (14.85%) Finance
18 1251 (14.81%) Web Services
19 1248 (14.78%) XML
20 1198 (14.18%) Windows
21 1137 (13.46%) Scrum
22 1075 (12.73%) SQL Server 2008
23 1051 (12.44%) Java
24 1033 (12.23%) WPF
25 914 (10.82%) OO
26 896 (10.61%) Oracle
27 844 (9.99%) SharePoint
28 821 (9.72%) Banking
29 797 (9.44%) HTML5
30 785 (9.29%) Team Foundation Server

C#
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 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
1 844 (9.99%) SharePoint
2 488 (5.78%) CMS
3 394 (4.66%) IIS
4 313 (3.71%) SharePoint 2010
5 256 (3.03%) BizTalk Server
6 254 (3.01%) Umbraco
7 220 (2.60%) SharePoint 2013
8 184 (2.18%) Sitecore CMS
9 124 (1.47%) Node.js
10 107 (1.27%) SharePoint Server
11 35 (0.41%) Kentico
12 31 (0.37%) WebSphere
13 29 (0.34%) Oracle Coherence
14 26 (0.31%) Apache
14 26 (0.31%) NServiceBus
15 25 (0.30%) K2 blackpearl
15 25 (0.30%) Tomcat
16 24 (0.28%) WebLogic
17 21 (0.25%) TIBCO EMS
18 20 (0.24%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 511 (6.05%) MS Excel
2 129 (1.53%) MS Office
3 125 (1.48%) InfoPath
4 37 (0.44%) Photoshop
5 36 (0.43%) MS Visio
6 19 (0.22%) MS Project
7 16 (0.19%) MS PowerPoint
8 11 (0.13%) Spreadsheet
9 8 (0.095%) PowerPivot
10 6 (0.071%) AutoCAD
11 5 (0.059%) Adobe Illustrator
12 3 (0.036%) Windchill
12 3 (0.036%) CATIA
12 3 (0.036%) SPSS
12 3 (0.036%) Mingle
13 2 (0.024%) FastStats
13 2 (0.024%) Fireworks
13 2 (0.024%) Maya
14 1 (0.012%) Simulink
14 1 (0.012%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 296 (3.50%) Dynamics CRM
2 46 (0.54%) Dynamics AX
3 41 (0.49%) Oracle Applications
4 28 (0.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 28 (0.33%) Google Analytics
5 15 (0.18%) Oracle EBS
6 14 (0.17%) Endur
7 12 (0.14%) Dynamics NAV
8 10 (0.12%) ION MarketView
8 10 (0.12%) Markit EDM
9 8 (0.095%) IntelliMatch
9 8 (0.095%) Tridion
10 7 (0.083%) ReMetrica
11 6 (0.071%) Aligne
11 6 (0.071%) Agresso
11 6 (0.071%) Oracle Financials
11 6 (0.071%) ZaiNet
12 5 (0.059%) WebTrends
12 5 (0.059%) BusinessWorks
12 5 (0.059%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 269 (3.18%) Microsoft Azure
2 70 (0.83%) SaaS
3 53 (0.63%) Office 365
4 48 (0.57%) Amazon AWS
5 31 (0.37%) PaaS
6 24 (0.28%) GitHub
7 22 (0.26%) Cloud Computing
7 22 (0.26%) Amazon EC2
8 11 (0.13%) Force.com
9 8 (0.095%) IaaS
10 6 (0.071%) Amazon S3
11 5 (0.059%) Amazon SQS
11 5 (0.059%) CloudFront
12 2 (0.024%) Trello
13 1 (0.012%) Gitorious
13 1 (0.012%) Heroku
13 1 (0.012%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 133 (1.57%) HTTP
2 101 (1.20%) Intranet
3 78 (0.92%) Internet
4 56 (0.66%) TCP/IP
5 33 (0.39%) SAN
6 28 (0.33%) LDAP
7 27 (0.32%) DNS
8 19 (0.22%) Extranet
9 18 (0.21%) FTP
10 14 (0.17%) SNMP
11 11 (0.13%) Firewall
11 11 (0.13%) HTTPS
12 10 (0.12%) Telnet
12 10 (0.12%) DHCP
12 10 (0.12%) Radio Access Network
12 10 (0.12%) Modbus
13 9 (0.11%) 2G
13 9 (0.11%) 3G
14 8 (0.095%) SSL
14 8 (0.095%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3852 (45.61%) SQL Server
2 1075 (12.73%) SQL Server 2008
3 611 (7.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 556 (6.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 421 (4.98%) SQL Server 2012
6 417 (4.94%) SQL Server 2005
7 277 (3.28%) Relational Database
8 202 (2.39%) MySQL
9 191 (2.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 188 (2.23%) Data Warehouse
11 175 (2.07%) Oracle Database
12 132 (1.56%) NoSQL
13 100 (1.18%) RDBMS
14 98 (1.16%) SQL Server 2000
15 78 (0.92%) MongoDB
16 77 (0.91%) Oracle Database 11g
17 72 (0.85%) Big Data
18 69 (0.82%) Oracle Reports
19 64 (0.76%) DTS
20 56 (0.66%) RavenDB
Development Applications
1 1256 (14.87%) Visual Studio
2 785 (9.29%) Team Foundation Server
3 346 (4.10%) Selenium
4 341 (4.04%) NUnit
5 266 (3.15%) Subversion
5 266 (3.15%) Git (software)
6 223 (2.64%) TeamCity
7 192 (2.27%) SpecFlow
8 152 (1.80%) WebDriver
8 152 (1.80%) JIRA
9 118 (1.40%) MSTest
10 116 (1.37%) Cucumber
11 114 (1.35%) QuickTest Pro
12 103 (1.22%) Jenkins
13 101 (1.20%) JUnit
14 78 (0.92%) FitNesse
15 65 (0.77%) MSBuild
16 64 (0.76%) Mercurial
17 59 (0.70%) Moq
18 58 (0.69%) Rhino Mocks
General
1 1254 (14.85%) Finance
2 821 (9.72%) Banking
3 543 (6.43%) Front Office
4 386 (4.57%) Investment Banking
5 182 (2.15%) Back Office
6 174 (2.06%) Retail
7 118 (1.40%) Marketing
8 103 (1.22%) Telecoms
9 94 (1.11%) Advertising
10 78 (0.92%) Games
10 78 (0.92%) Manufacturing
11 56 (0.66%) Legal
12 54 (0.64%) Publishing
13 48 (0.57%) Financial Institution
14 38 (0.45%) Law
15 35 (0.41%) Electronics
16 21 (0.25%) Billing
17 18 (0.21%) Automotive
18 16 (0.19%) Pharmaceutical
19 13 (0.15%) German Language
Job Titles
1 6504 (77.01%) Developer
2 2753 (32.60%) .NET Developer
3 2207 (26.13%) C# Developer
4 1247 (14.76%) C# .NET Developer
5 758 (8.97%) ASP.NET Developer
6 595 (7.04%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 542 (6.42%) Senior Developer
8 503 (5.96%) Analyst
9 498 (5.90%) Web Developer
10 398 (4.71%) SharePoint Developer
11 305 (3.61%) Software Developer
12 293 (3.47%) SQL Developer
13 271 (3.21%) Senior .NET Developer
14 236 (2.79%) Software Engineer
15 210 (2.49%) Tester
16 207 (2.45%) Test Analyst
17 206 (2.44%) WPF Developer
18 195 (2.31%) Architect
19 194 (2.30%) Consultant
20 169 (2.00%) Senior C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6562 (77.69%) .NET
2 3795 (44.93%) ASP.NET
3 2453 (29.04%) HTML
4 1901 (22.51%) CSS
5 1607 (19.03%) WCF
6 1562 (18.49%) jQuery
7 1523 (18.03%) ASP.NET MVC
8 1304 (15.44%) .NET Framework
9 1251 (14.81%) Web Services
10 1248 (14.78%) XML
11 1033 (12.23%) WPF
12 797 (9.44%) HTML5
13 646 (7.65%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
14 577 (6.83%) Ajax
15 471 (5.58%) LINQ
16 432 (5.11%) WinForms
17 424 (5.02%) CSS3
18 411 (4.87%) ASP.NET MVC 4
19 374 (4.43%) REST
20 352 (4.17%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 228 (2.70%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 218 (2.58%) Computer Science
3 212 (2.51%) Derivative
4 191 (2.26%) Fixed Income
5 162 (1.92%) N-Tier
6 151 (1.79%) Open Source
7 148 (1.75%) Mobile App
8 135 (1.60%) Enterprise Software
9 114 (1.35%) Equities
10 95 (1.12%) Market Risk
11 94 (1.11%) Client/Server
12 84 (0.99%) Inversion of Control
13 81 (0.96%) Credit Risk
14 60 (0.71%) Mathematics
15 53 (0.63%) NHS
16 51 (0.60%) Hedge funds
17 48 (0.57%) Visualisation
17 48 (0.57%) Management Information System
18 47 (0.56%) Grid Computing
19 37 (0.44%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 1198 (14.18%) Windows
2 253 (3.00%) UNIX
3 251 (2.97%) Linux
4 133 (1.57%) Android
5 129 (1.53%) Windows Server 2008
6 120 (1.42%) Windows Server 2003
7 117 (1.39%) Apple iOS
8 66 (0.78%) Windows Server 2012
9 57 (0.67%) Windows 8
10 54 (0.64%) Windows 7
11 42 (0.50%) Windows Phone
12 34 (0.40%) Windows XP
13 27 (0.32%) Windows Phone 8
14 24 (0.28%) Windows Mobile
15 12 (0.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 12 (0.14%) Windows CE
16 9 (0.11%) Windows Vista
17 8 (0.095%) Windows NT
18 6 (0.071%) Solaris
18 6 (0.071%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 2589 (30.65%) MVC
2 1651 (19.55%) TDD
3 1511 (17.89%) Agile Software Development
4 1137 (13.46%) Scrum
5 914 (10.82%) OO
6 666 (7.89%) BDD
7 640 (7.58%) Unit Testing
8 551 (6.52%) Web Development
9 541 (6.41%) Continuous Integration
10 521 (6.17%) CRM
11 494 (5.85%) Software Engineering
12 426 (5.04%) E-Commerce
13 399 (4.72%) Multithreading
14 358 (4.24%) OOP
15 338 (4.00%) SOA
16 324 (3.84%) MVVM
17 290 (3.43%) Test Automation
18 277 (3.28%) Workflow
19 244 (2.89%) Business Intelligence
20 236 (2.79%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 2888 (34.19%) SQL
2 2646 (31.33%) JavaScript
3 1051 (12.44%) Java
4 720 (8.52%) C++
5 679 (8.04%) T-SQL
6 607 (7.19%) VB.NET
7 406 (4.81%) VB
8 344 (4.07%) Python
9 222 (2.63%) PowerShell
10 219 (2.59%) PL/SQL
11 215 (2.55%) Ruby
12 205 (2.43%) PHP
13 195 (2.31%) C
14 171 (2.02%) VBA
15 169 (2.00%) Perl
16 129 (1.53%) XAML
17 103 (1.22%) VB6
18 82 (0.97%) VBScript
19 75 (0.89%) Scala
20 50 (0.59%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 471 (5.58%) Security Cleared
2 466 (5.52%) Degree
3 377 (4.46%) SC Cleared
4 197 (2.33%) ISTQB
5 137 (1.62%) ISEB
6 126 (1.49%) Microsoft Certification
7 94 (1.11%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 91 (1.08%) DV Cleared
9 42 (0.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 33 (0.39%) MCSD
11 31 (0.37%) MCTS
12 25 (0.30%) MCITP
13 21 (0.25%) MCSE
13 21 (0.25%) Cisco Certification
14 18 (0.21%) CCNA
15 14 (0.17%) PhD
16 13 (0.15%) MCPD
17 12 (0.14%) ITIL Certification
18 11 (0.13%) MCP
19 9 (0.11%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 392 (4.64%) QA
2 37 (0.44%) ISO 9001
3 25 (0.30%) SLA
4 17 (0.20%) HL7
5 16 (0.19%) Basel III
6 13 (0.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 8 (0.095%) PCI DSS
7 8 (0.095%) CRD IV
8 6 (0.071%) Dodd-Frank
9 5 (0.059%) EMIR
9 5 (0.059%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 4 (0.047%) Data Quality
10 4 (0.047%) GPG13
11 3 (0.036%) ISO 9000
11 3 (0.036%) ISO 14001
12 2 (0.024%) ISO 9002
13 1 (0.012%) TickIT
13 1 (0.012%) WCAG
13 1 (0.012%) WAI
13 1 (0.012%) DICOM
System Software
1 97 (1.15%) Active Directory
2 13 (0.15%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (0.095%) vSphere
4 5 (0.059%) Hyper-V
4 5 (0.059%) NDS
5 4 (0.047%) Oracle RAC
5 4 (0.047%) VMware ESX
5 4 (0.047%) Varnish
6 3 (0.036%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 3 (0.036%) Apache Flume
6 3 (0.036%) Platform Symphony
6 3 (0.036%) XenApp
6 3 (0.036%) HDFS
7 2 (0.024%) Oracle RMAN
8 1 (0.012%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.012%) Snort
8 1 (0.012%) Squid
8 1 (0.012%) Xen
8 1 (0.012%) qmail
8 1 (0.012%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 83 (0.98%) HP Quality Center
2 41 (0.49%) Opscode Chef
3 35 (0.41%) SCCM
4 30 (0.36%) Puppet
5 14 (0.17%) WSUS
6 11 (0.13%) Control-M
6 11 (0.13%) ITRS Geneos
7 8 (0.095%) SCOM
8 7 (0.083%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 5 (0.059%) WMI
9 5 (0.059%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 5 (0.059%) OpenView
10 4 (0.047%) SCOrch
10 4 (0.047%) HAProxy
11 3 (0.036%) Ambari
11 3 (0.036%) Oozie
11 3 (0.036%) Nagios
11 3 (0.036%) Capistrano
12 2 (0.024%) Cacti
12 2 (0.024%) Munin
Vendors
1 1741 (20.61%) Microsoft
2 896 (10.61%) Oracle
3 237 (2.81%) Sitecore
4 157 (1.86%) Sybase
5 155 (1.84%) HP
6 78 (0.92%) TIBCO
7 76 (0.90%) EPiServer
8 72 (0.85%) Telerik
9 58 (0.69%) DevExpress
10 57 (0.67%) SAP
11 55 (0.65%) Google
12 48 (0.57%) Adobe
13 47 (0.56%) Salesforce.com
14 42 (0.50%) Twitter
15 39 (0.46%) IBM
16 37 (0.44%) Business Objects
17 34 (0.40%) Ektron
17 34 (0.40%) Xamarin
18 27 (0.32%) ION Trading
18 27 (0.32%) DataSynapse
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