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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
C#
Rank 19 17 13
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -4
Contract jobs citing C# 4213 4240 4471
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 7.56% 7.68% 9.22%
As % of the Programming Languages category 20.30% 20.66% 24.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 2904 2862 2939
Average daily rate
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£375 £363 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% -6.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 54 86 83
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £39.53
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -11.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.18 £26.50 £24.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.67 £49.25 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.00 £35.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -12.50%

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
20749 20518 17913
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 37.24% 37.16% 36.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 13460 13302 11029
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 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £562
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 435 478 633
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.58 £17.75 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £52.50 £43.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £36.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-2.73% +4.28%

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 24 April 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 24 April 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 24 April 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 -1 3911 £385 +2.66% 2593
London 0 1847 £450 +4.65% 791
South East -1 727 £350 - 484
City of London -3 492 £450 -5.26% 270
South West +12 280 £350 +7.69% 215
Yorkshire -7 233 £325 +8.33% 183
West Midlands -3 222 £345 +6.15% 209
East of England -6 215 £400 +19.40% 207
Berkshire +13 194 £375 +3.44% 84
North West -20 176 £328 - 311
East Midlands -3 163 £325 +8.33% 127
West Yorkshire -1 157 £325 +1.56% 115
Scotland -8 141 £350 +7.69% 67
Reading +14 114 £400 +6.66% 34
Leeds -4 111 £320 +6.66% 73
Cambridgeshire -1 106 £350 +6.87% 84
Buckinghamshire +3 100 £325 -7.14% 34
Surrey -11 97 £363 -3.33% 88
Hampshire -14 96 £350 +12.00% 82
Manchester -12 95 £344 +5.76% 150
Wales +15 93 £350 +7.69% 18
South Wales +22 78 £350 +7.69% 13
Milton Keynes +2 71 £340 -2.85% 20
West Sussex +6 67 £400 +33.33% 22
Staffordshire +4 64 £369 +13.46% 30
Birmingham -1 64 £325 - 61
Glasgow -10 64 £375 +9.48% 34
Somerset +8 60 £320 -1.53% 39
Kent +8 58 £325 -20.73% 47
East Sussex +2 57 £288 -4.16% 32

C#
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 6044 (76.78%) .NET
2 3246 (41.23%) SQL Server
3 3167 (40.23%) ASP.NET
4 2758 (35.04%) Agile Software Development
5 2751 (34.95%) SQL
6 2558 (32.49%) JavaScript
7 2328 (29.57%) MVC
8 2193 (27.86%) HTML
9 1787 (22.70%) Microsoft
10 1781 (22.62%) CSS
11 1465 (18.61%) jQuery
12 1443 (18.33%) WCF
13 1442 (18.32%) .NET Framework
14 1426 (18.11%) TDD
15 1287 (16.35%) Finance
16 1286 (16.34%) ASP.NET MVC
17 1192 (15.14%) Java
18 1179 (14.98%) Web Services
19 1152 (14.63%) Visual Studio
20 1084 (13.77%) Scrum
21 1080 (13.72%) XML
22 971 (12.33%) Windows
23 958 (12.17%) OO
24 841 (10.68%) Oracle
25 835 (10.61%) WPF
26 802 (10.19%) SQL Server 2008
27 798 (10.14%) HTML5
28 726 (9.22%) C++
29 717 (9.11%) Banking
30 696 (8.84%) T-SQL

C#
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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
1 690 (8.77%) SharePoint
2 471 (5.98%) CMS
3 342 (4.34%) IIS
4 247 (3.14%) BizTalk Server
5 242 (3.07%) SharePoint 2013
6 231 (2.93%) Umbraco
7 210 (2.67%) SharePoint 2010
8 180 (2.29%) Sitecore CMS
9 105 (1.33%) Node.js
10 76 (0.97%) Kentico
11 47 (0.60%) Apache
12 44 (0.56%) Sitefinity
13 42 (0.53%) WebSphere
14 34 (0.43%) MQSeries
15 28 (0.36%) Tomcat
15 28 (0.36%) Elasticsearch
16 25 (0.32%) SharePoint Server
17 23 (0.29%) OpenStack
18 22 (0.28%) WebLogic
19 19 (0.24%) Confluence
Applications
1 544 (6.91%) MS Excel
2 140 (1.78%) MS Office
3 72 (0.91%) MS Visio
4 53 (0.67%) MS PowerPoint
5 39 (0.50%) InfoPath
6 27 (0.34%) Spreadsheet
7 22 (0.28%) PowerPivot
8 19 (0.24%) Photoshop
8 19 (0.24%) MS Project
9 7 (0.089%) Simulink
10 6 (0.076%) Maya
10 6 (0.076%) Mingle
11 5 (0.064%) Fireworks
11 5 (0.064%) Doxygen
12 3 (0.038%) Adobe Illustrator
13 1 (0.013%) Adobe Creative Suite
13 1 (0.013%) FastStats
13 1 (0.013%) 3ds Max
13 1 (0.013%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 322 (4.09%) Dynamics CRM
2 48 (0.61%) Dynamics AX
3 28 (0.36%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 27 (0.34%) Markit EDM
5 20 (0.25%) Endur
5 20 (0.25%) Oracle EBS
6 17 (0.22%) ION MarketView
7 14 (0.18%) Tridion
8 11 (0.14%) SmartPlant
8 11 (0.14%) Dynamics NAV
8 11 (0.14%) Front Arena
9 10 (0.13%) Oracle BPM
10 8 (0.10%) Summit
11 7 (0.089%) IntelliMatch
11 7 (0.089%) Oracle Retail
11 7 (0.089%) Magento
11 7 (0.089%) ZaiNet
11 7 (0.089%) Loan IQ
12 6 (0.076%) Murex MxG2000
13 4 (0.051%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 280 (3.56%) Microsoft Azure
2 77 (0.98%) Amazon AWS
3 68 (0.86%) Office 365
4 55 (0.70%) SaaS
5 28 (0.36%) Cloud Computing
6 18 (0.23%) PaaS
7 16 (0.20%) GitHub
8 11 (0.14%) IaaS
9 8 (0.10%) Amazon EC2
9 8 (0.10%) Google Analytics
10 5 (0.064%) Yammer
11 3 (0.038%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 3 (0.038%) Boomi
11 3 (0.038%) MailChimp
12 2 (0.025%) Amazon S3
12 2 (0.025%) Adobe Analytics
12 2 (0.025%) SuccessFactors
12 2 (0.025%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 1 (0.013%) AWS CloudFormation
13 1 (0.013%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 157 (1.99%) HTTP
2 98 (1.24%) Internet
3 78 (0.99%) Intranet
4 65 (0.83%) TCP/IP
5 37 (0.47%) SSL
6 36 (0.46%) FTP
7 26 (0.33%) DNS
8 22 (0.28%) SAN
8 22 (0.28%) Firewall
9 21 (0.27%) 3G
10 20 (0.25%) Radio Access Network
11 19 (0.24%) NAS
11 19 (0.24%) 2G
12 18 (0.23%) LTE
12 18 (0.23%) NetScaler
13 17 (0.22%) LDAP
14 16 (0.20%) HTTPS
15 15 (0.19%) AMQP
16 14 (0.18%) SNMP
17 13 (0.17%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3246 (41.23%) SQL Server
2 802 (10.19%) SQL Server 2008
3 499 (6.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 438 (5.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 361 (4.59%) SQL Server 2012
6 289 (3.67%) Oracle Database
7 285 (3.62%) SQL Server 2005
8 253 (3.21%) Relational Database
9 150 (1.91%) Data Warehouse
10 138 (1.75%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 132 (1.68%) NoSQL
12 131 (1.66%) Oracle Database 11g
13 121 (1.54%) MySQL
14 119 (1.51%) MongoDB
15 91 (1.16%) MS Access
16 82 (1.04%) SQL Server 2000
17 77 (0.98%) Oracle Database 10g
18 73 (0.93%) RDBMS
19 70 (0.89%) Big Data
20 63 (0.80%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 1152 (14.63%) Visual Studio
2 664 (8.43%) Team Foundation Server
3 344 (4.37%) Selenium
4 338 (4.29%) Subversion
5 321 (4.08%) NUnit
6 302 (3.84%) Git (software)
7 210 (2.67%) SpecFlow
8 186 (2.36%) JIRA
9 184 (2.34%) WebDriver
10 179 (2.27%) TeamCity
11 132 (1.68%) Jenkins
12 93 (1.18%) Cucumber
13 91 (1.16%) Moq
14 89 (1.13%) MSTest
15 81 (1.03%) JUnit
16 76 (0.97%) Rhino Mocks
17 68 (0.86%) ReSharper
18 64 (0.81%) MSBuild
19 62 (0.79%) Maven
20 50 (0.64%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 1287 (16.35%) Finance
2 717 (9.11%) Banking
3 539 (6.85%) Front Office
4 380 (4.83%) Investment Banking
5 175 (2.22%) Retail
6 137 (1.74%) Back Office
7 114 (1.45%) Telecoms
8 111 (1.41%) Marketing
9 92 (1.17%) Games
10 81 (1.03%) Advertising
11 68 (0.86%) Manufacturing
12 59 (0.75%) Publishing
13 48 (0.61%) Electronics
14 46 (0.58%) Law
14 46 (0.58%) Legal
15 29 (0.37%) Financial Institution
16 25 (0.32%) Billing
17 19 (0.24%) Military
18 17 (0.22%) Automotive
19 14 (0.18%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 5918 (75.18%) Developer
2 2321 (29.48%) .NET Developer
3 1913 (24.30%) C# Developer
4 979 (12.44%) C# .NET Developer
5 595 (7.56%) Senior Developer
6 478 (6.07%) ASP.NET Developer
7 461 (5.86%) Analyst
8 401 (5.09%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 401 (5.09%) Web Developer
9 382 (4.85%) Architect
10 292 (3.71%) SharePoint Developer
11 289 (3.67%) Software Developer
12 240 (3.05%) SQL Developer
13 234 (2.97%) Java Developer
14 218 (2.77%) Senior .NET Developer
15 204 (2.59%) Senior C# Developer
16 162 (2.06%) Software Engineer
17 161 (2.05%) Consultant
18 156 (1.98%) CRM Developer
19 151 (1.92%) AWS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6044 (76.78%) .NET
2 3167 (40.23%) ASP.NET
3 2193 (27.86%) HTML
4 1781 (22.62%) CSS
5 1465 (18.61%) jQuery
6 1443 (18.33%) WCF
7 1442 (18.32%) .NET Framework
8 1286 (16.34%) ASP.NET MVC
9 1179 (14.98%) Web Services
10 1080 (13.72%) XML
11 835 (10.61%) WPF
12 798 (10.14%) HTML5
13 696 (8.84%) Entity Framework
14 615 (7.81%) AngularJS
15 461 (5.86%) CSS3
16 435 (5.53%) ASP.NET Web API
17 412 (5.23%) Ajax
18 381 (4.84%) LINQ
19 361 (4.59%) SOAP
20 350 (4.45%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 405 (5.14%) Analytical Skills
2 267 (3.39%) Derivative
3 247 (3.14%) Computer Science
4 209 (2.65%) Fixed Income
5 175 (2.22%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 172 (2.18%) User Experience
7 153 (1.94%) N-Tier
8 146 (1.85%) Mobile App
9 137 (1.74%) Open Source
10 102 (1.30%) Equities
11 100 (1.27%) Hedge funds
11 100 (1.27%) Enterprise Software
12 83 (1.05%) Management Information System
13 82 (1.04%) Client/Server
14 81 (1.03%) Mathematics
15 74 (0.94%) Inversion of Control
16 70 (0.89%) Data Structures
17 68 (0.86%) Visualisation
17 68 (0.86%) Equity Derivative
18 66 (0.84%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 971 (12.33%) Windows
2 355 (4.51%) Linux
3 240 (3.05%) UNIX
4 133 (1.69%) Apple iOS
5 118 (1.50%) Android
6 88 (1.12%) Windows Server 2008
7 48 (0.61%) Windows Server 2003
8 43 (0.55%) Windows 7
9 38 (0.48%) Windows Mobile
10 34 (0.43%) Windows Phone
11 32 (0.41%) Windows Server 2012
12 30 (0.38%) Windows 8
13 26 (0.33%) Windows CE
14 25 (0.32%) Windows XP
15 22 (0.28%) Ubuntu
16 18 (0.23%) Solaris
17 17 (0.22%) Windows Vista
18 14 (0.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
19 9 (0.11%) Windows Phone 8
20 8 (0.10%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2758 (35.04%) Agile Software Development
2 2328 (29.57%) MVC
3 1426 (18.11%) TDD
4 1084 (13.77%) Scrum
5 958 (12.17%) OO
6 546 (6.94%) BDD
7 519 (6.59%) Continuous Integration
8 515 (6.54%) Unit Testing
9 483 (6.14%) CRM
10 453 (5.75%) Software Engineering
11 451 (5.73%) E-Commerce
12 401 (5.09%) Web Development
13 396 (5.03%) Multithreading
14 378 (4.80%) SOA
15 313 (3.98%) OOP
16 252 (3.20%) Business Intelligence
17 223 (2.83%) MVVM
18 216 (2.74%) Workflow
19 215 (2.73%) OOD
20 202 (2.57%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 2751 (34.95%) SQL
2 2558 (32.49%) JavaScript
3 1192 (15.14%) Java
4 726 (9.22%) C++
5 696 (8.84%) T-SQL
6 483 (6.14%) VB.NET
7 349 (4.43%) VB
8 304 (3.86%) Python
9 245 (3.11%) VBA
10 227 (2.88%) PowerShell
11 203 (2.58%) PL/SQL
12 190 (2.41%) Ruby
13 165 (2.10%) C
14 143 (1.82%) PHP
15 118 (1.50%) Perl
16 114 (1.45%) VBScript
17 112 (1.42%) VB6
18 88 (1.12%) XAML
19 75 (0.95%) Shell Script
20 64 (0.81%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 429 (5.45%) Security Cleared
2 414 (5.26%) Degree
3 260 (3.30%) SC Cleared
4 104 (1.32%) DV Cleared
5 95 (1.21%) Microsoft Certification
6 66 (0.84%) ISEB
7 40 (0.51%) ISTQB
8 19 (0.24%) MCSD
9 17 (0.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 15 (0.19%) ITIL Certification
10 15 (0.19%) MCP
10 15 (0.19%) MCITP
11 12 (0.15%) MCAD
12 11 (0.14%) PhD
12 11 (0.14%) MCTS
13 10 (0.13%) HND
14 8 (0.10%) MCPD
14 8 (0.10%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
15 7 (0.089%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
16 6 (0.076%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 275 (3.49%) QA
2 24 (0.30%) ISO 9001
3 23 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 16 (0.20%) HL7
5 14 (0.18%) SLA
5 14 (0.18%) ISO 9000
5 14 (0.18%) Data Quality
6 10 (0.13%) Dodd-Frank
7 7 (0.089%) EMIR
7 7 (0.089%) PCI DSS
8 5 (0.064%) COREP
8 5 (0.064%) FINREP
9 4 (0.051%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 2 (0.025%) MiFID
10 2 (0.025%) COBIT
10 2 (0.025%) WCAG
10 2 (0.025%) 21 CFR Part 11
10 2 (0.025%) Basel III
10 2 (0.025%) Solvency II
11 1 (0.013%) CRD IV
System Software
1 93 (1.18%) Active Directory
2 43 (0.55%) VMware Infrastructure
3 25 (0.32%) Hyper-V
4 22 (0.28%) Microsoft App-V
5 21 (0.27%) XenDesktop
5 21 (0.27%) VMware ESXi
5 21 (0.27%) Firmware
6 19 (0.24%) XenApp
7 18 (0.23%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 13 (0.17%) HDFS
9 12 (0.15%) Apache Flume
10 5 (0.064%) Oracle Clusterware
10 5 (0.064%) Forefront TMG
10 5 (0.064%) Oracle RAC
11 4 (0.051%) Samba
11 4 (0.051%) ISA Server
11 4 (0.051%) vSphere
12 3 (0.038%) VMware ESX
13 2 (0.025%) RACF
13 2 (0.025%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 64 (0.81%) Puppet
2 43 (0.55%) SCCM
3 31 (0.39%) HP Quality Center
4 29 (0.37%) Opscode Chef
5 25 (0.32%) SCOM
6 18 (0.23%) SCVMM
7 16 (0.20%) HP SIM
7 16 (0.20%) EdgeSight
8 13 (0.17%) Oozie
9 12 (0.15%) ITRS Geneos
10 10 (0.13%) WMI
11 9 (0.11%) Control-M
12 7 (0.089%) OpenIDM
12 7 (0.089%) SCOrch
13 6 (0.076%) Ansible
13 6 (0.076%) Vagrant
14 5 (0.064%) Oracle Flashback
14 5 (0.064%) SCSM
14 5 (0.064%) Data Guard
14 5 (0.064%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 1787 (22.70%) Microsoft
2 841 (10.68%) Oracle
3 254 (3.23%) Sitecore
4 118 (1.50%) Sybase
5 92 (1.17%) TIBCO
6 90 (1.14%) EPiServer
7 88 (1.12%) IBM
8 83 (1.05%) Telerik
9 74 (0.94%) Salesforce.com
10 71 (0.90%) VMware
11 66 (0.84%) HP
12 62 (0.79%) SAP
12 62 (0.79%) DevExpress
12 62 (0.79%) Xamarin
13 54 (0.69%) Twitter
14 42 (0.53%) Google
15 36 (0.46%) Ektron
15 36 (0.46%) Perforce
15 36 (0.46%) Citrix
16 34 (0.43%) Dell
London
Venturi
Rate: £525 - £575 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
Warwick, Warwickshire
Big Red Recruitment
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £600.00 - £700.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Blackpool, Lancashire
Dawson & Walsh
Rate: £320 - £350 per day + £320 - £350 / Day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Dawson & Walsh
Rate: £500 per day + £500 / Day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Dawson & Walsh
Rate: £500 per day + £500 / Day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Dawson & Walsh
Rate: £350 per day + £350 / Day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £500.00 - £750.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
West Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £360 - £400 Per Day
Posted: Yesterday
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol Area
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £400 - £450 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Warwickshire
Big Red Recruitment
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridgeshire
Initi8 Recruitment
Posted: Yesterday
London
Westbourne Partners
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £500 - £575 per day + depending on experience
Posted: Yesterday
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Kent
Sanderson
Rate: £300 - £340 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Greater Manchester
Talent International
Rate: £300 - £330 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £500.00 - £650 per day
Posted: Yesterday
South East
Sanderson
Posted: Yesterday