The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for C# skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited C# over the 3 months to 24 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

C#
South East / Berkshire
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 43 28 34
Rank change year-on-year -15 +6  
Contract jobs citing C# 64 132 110
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 3.53% 5.60% 4.47%
As % of the Programming Languages category 14.38% 21.57% 18.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 85 81
Median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £297 £310 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £500 £448
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £350 £338
% change year-on-year +2.85% +3.70%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Median hourly rate £55.00 £9.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +511.11% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.25 £37.50 £38.25
% change year-on-year +10.00% -1.96%  

C# is in the programming language skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
Berkshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 445 612 590
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 24.57% 25.97% 23.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 269 360 359
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 19 12
Median hourly rate £19.66 £12.50 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +57.28% -65.27%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.90 £9.00 £31.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £40.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £36.50
% change year-on-year +13.33% +2.73%  

C#
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Berkshire citing C# as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Programming Languages category.

Job vacancy trend for C# in Berkshire

C#
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing C# in Berkshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for C# in Berkshire

C#
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing C# in Berkshire over the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for C# in Berkshire

C#
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing C# in Berkshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for C# in Berkshire

C#
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing C# within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 24 June 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading -11 40 £375 -6.25% 21
Bracknell +10 3 £405 - 9
Slough +6 3 £363 - 5
Maidenhead +2 3 £425 +88.88% 3
Newbury +3 1 £285 -15.86% 4
Windsor - 1 £475 -
C#
South East

For the 6 months to 24 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing C# also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Berkshire region with a requirement for C#.

1 90 (76.27%) .NET
2 57 (48.31%) SQL Server
3 50 (42.37%) Agile Software Development
4 48 (40.68%) Microsoft
5 46 (38.98%) SQL
6 42 (35.59%) JavaScript
7 40 (33.90%) ASP.NET
8 36 (30.51%) MVC
9 25 (21.19%) Team Foundation Server
10 22 (18.64%) Visual Studio
10 22 (18.64%) Web Services
11 21 (17.80%) Microsoft Azure
11 21 (17.80%) TDD
12 19 (16.10%) Test Automation
12 19 (16.10%) HTML
13 18 (15.25%) Java
13 18 (15.25%) CRM
13 18 (15.25%) Scrum
14 17 (14.41%) Dynamics CRM
15 16 (13.56%) C++
15 16 (13.56%) CSS
15 16 (13.56%) AngularJS
16 15 (12.71%) Windows
16 15 (12.71%) Finance
16 15 (12.71%) .NET Framework
16 15 (12.71%) Degree
16 15 (12.71%) RESTful
17 13 (11.02%) Continuous Integration
17 13 (11.02%) C
17 13 (11.02%) HP

C#
Co-occurring IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 12 (10.17%) SharePoint
2 9 (7.63%) IIS
3 7 (5.93%) BizTalk Server
4 5 (4.24%) CMS
5 4 (3.39%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 2 (1.69%) Apache
6 2 (1.69%) EPiServer
6 2 (1.69%) Jetty
6 2 (1.69%) MS Exchange
6 2 (1.69%) Skype for Business
6 2 (1.69%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.85%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.85%) Kentico
7 1 (0.85%) Sitecore CMS
7 1 (0.85%) Umbraco
Applications
1 4 (3.39%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.69%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.85%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 17 (14.41%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.85%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.85%) Sage CRM
Cloud Services
1 21 (17.80%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (2.54%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (1.69%) Office 365
3 2 (1.69%) Sauce Labs
4 1 (0.85%) Dynamics 365
4 1 (0.85%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.39%) Internet
2 2 (1.69%) HTTP
2 2 (1.69%) LDAP
2 2 (1.69%) Skype
3 1 (0.85%) Extranet
3 1 (0.85%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 57 (48.31%) SQL Server
2 10 (8.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 9 (7.63%) SQL Server 2008
4 6 (5.08%) SQL Server 2012
5 5 (4.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 4 (3.39%) Oracle Database
6 4 (3.39%) SQL Server 2000
6 4 (3.39%) SQL Server 2014
6 4 (3.39%) SQL Server 2016
7 2 (1.69%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (1.69%) Relational Database
7 2 (1.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (0.85%) Azure SQL Database
8 1 (0.85%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 1 (0.85%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.85%) OLAP Cube
8 1 (0.85%) OLTP
8 1 (0.85%) PerformancePoint
8 1 (0.85%) Power BI
8 1 (0.85%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 25 (21.19%) Team Foundation Server
2 22 (18.64%) Visual Studio
3 12 (10.17%) Git (software)
4 7 (5.93%) Ant
4 7 (5.93%) Maven
4 7 (5.93%) MSBuild
5 6 (5.08%) JMeter
5 6 (5.08%) LoadRunner
5 6 (5.08%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 4 (3.39%) SpecFlow
6 4 (3.39%) Subversion
6 4 (3.39%) TeamCity
7 3 (2.54%) Cucumber
7 3 (2.54%) NUnit
7 3 (2.54%) Octopus Deploy
7 3 (2.54%) SoapUI
8 2 (1.69%) Eclipse
8 2 (1.69%) JIRA
8 2 (1.69%) ReSharper
8 2 (1.69%) WebDriver
General
1 15 (12.71%) Finance
2 5 (4.24%) Advertising
3 2 (1.69%) Electronics
3 2 (1.69%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.85%) Aerospace
4 1 (0.85%) Banking
4 1 (0.85%) Games
4 1 (0.85%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.85%) Marketing
4 1 (0.85%) Publishing
4 1 (0.85%) Retail
Job Titles
1 82 (69.49%) Developer
2 47 (39.83%) .NET Developer
3 35 (29.66%) C# Developer
4 25 (21.19%) C# .NET Developer
5 21 (17.80%) SQL Developer
6 11 (9.32%) ASP.NET Developer
7 9 (7.63%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
7 9 (7.63%) Software Developer
8 8 (6.78%) Azure Developer
8 8 (6.78%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 6 (5.08%) DevOps Engineer
9 6 (5.08%) Software Engineer
9 6 (5.08%) SQL Server Developer
10 5 (4.24%) Agile Developer
10 5 (4.24%) Analyst
10 5 (4.24%) Applications Developer
10 5 (4.24%) C# Software Developer
10 5 (4.24%) Performance Tester
10 5 (4.24%) Test Engineer
10 5 (4.24%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 90 (76.27%) .NET
2 40 (33.90%) ASP.NET
3 22 (18.64%) Web Services
4 19 (16.10%) HTML
5 16 (13.56%) AngularJS
5 16 (13.56%) CSS
6 15 (12.71%) .NET Framework
6 15 (12.71%) RESTful
7 12 (10.17%) XML
8 11 (9.32%) ASP.NET Web API
8 11 (9.32%) jQuery
8 11 (9.32%) WCF
9 9 (7.63%) ASP.NET MVC
9 9 (7.63%) HTML5
9 9 (7.63%) Unity (Game Engine)
9 9 (7.63%) Unity DI Container
9 9 (7.63%) Unreal Engine
10 8 (6.78%) CSS3
10 8 (6.78%) Entity Framework
10 8 (6.78%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 8 (6.78%) Computer Science
2 7 (5.93%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (5.08%) Greenfield Project
3 6 (5.08%) Mobile App
4 4 (3.39%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (2.54%) N-Tier
6 2 (1.69%) Driving Licence
6 2 (1.69%) iPad
7 1 (0.85%) Data Centre
7 1 (0.85%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 15 (12.71%) Windows
2 10 (8.47%) Linux
3 7 (5.93%) Windows Server
4 5 (4.24%) Android
4 5 (4.24%) Debian
4 5 (4.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (3.39%) Apple iOS
5 4 (3.39%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (42.37%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (30.51%) MVC
3 21 (17.80%) TDD
4 19 (16.10%) Test Automation
5 18 (15.25%) CRM
5 18 (15.25%) Scrum
6 13 (11.02%) BDD
6 13 (11.02%) Continuous Integration
7 11 (9.32%) SDLC
7 11 (9.32%) Web Development
8 9 (7.63%) DevOps
8 9 (7.63%) Functional Testing
8 9 (7.63%) Software Engineering
9 7 (5.93%) Integration Testing
9 7 (5.93%) Non-Functional Testing
9 7 (5.93%) SOA
10 6 (5.08%) Data Protection
10 6 (5.08%) ETL
11 5 (4.24%) Mathematics
11 5 (4.24%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 46 (38.98%) SQL
2 42 (35.59%) JavaScript
3 18 (15.25%) Java
4 16 (13.56%) C++
5 13 (11.02%) C
6 12 (10.17%) PowerShell
7 9 (7.63%) T-SQL
8 6 (5.08%) Python
8 6 (5.08%) VB.NET
9 5 (4.24%) Bash Shell
10 4 (3.39%) Apex Code
10 4 (3.39%) VB
10 4 (3.39%) XAML
11 3 (2.54%) PHP
12 1 (0.85%) Ada
12 1 (0.85%) Assembly Language
12 1 (0.85%) Ruby
12 1 (0.85%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 15 (12.71%) Degree
2 12 (10.17%) Security Cleared
3 8 (6.78%) Computer Science Degree
4 6 (5.08%) SC Cleared
5 4 (3.39%) HNC
6 2 (1.69%) CISA
6 2 (1.69%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.85%) AWS Certification
7 1 (0.85%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.85%) ISEB
7 1 (0.85%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.54%) QA
2 1 (0.85%) IFRS
2 1 (0.85%) IFRS 9
System Software
1 2 (1.69%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.85%) Hyper-V
2 1 (0.85%) VirtualBox
2 1 (0.85%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.85%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (2.54%) HP Quality Center
1 3 (2.54%) Puppet
2 1 (0.85%) Kibana
2 1 (0.85%) logstash
2 1 (0.85%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.85%) Packer
2 1 (0.85%) Terraform
Vendors
1 48 (40.68%) Microsoft
2 13 (11.02%) HP
3 6 (5.08%) Serena
4 5 (4.24%) Oracle
4 5 (4.24%) Salesforce.com
5 4 (3.39%) Xamarin
6 2 (1.69%) Red Hat
7 1 (0.85%) Apigee
7 1 (0.85%) Apple
7 1 (0.85%) Epicor
7 1 (0.85%) RedGate
7 1 (0.85%) Sage
7 1 (0.85%) SAP
7 1 (0.85%) Sitecore
7 1 (0.85%) Sony
7 1 (0.85%) VMware
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