Period
to 12 August 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for C# skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited C# over the 6 months to 12 August 2020 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#
UK > England
6 months to
12 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 22 18 13
Rank change year-on-year -4 -5 +7
Contract jobs citing C# 2,077 6,474 8,104
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 6.79% 7.82% 8.66%
As % of the Programming Languages category 16.20% 18.32% 19.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,587 5,042 6,263
Median daily rate £475 £450 £448
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +0.56% +5.29%
10th Percentile £325 £325 £313
90th Percentile £694 £635 £638
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £435
% change year-on-year +5.56% +3.45% +2.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 85 100
Median hourly rate £40.00 £46.00 £41.88
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.04% +9.83% -1.45%
10th Percentile £20.50 £32.75 £24.95
90th Percentile £57.50 £60.00 £48.75
UK median hourly rate £45.00 £44.00 £42.25
% change year-on-year +2.27% +4.14% -0.59%

C# is in the Programming Languages category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 12,823 35,338 41,682
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 41.89% 42.66% 44.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,611 24,698 29,505
Median daily rate £500 £476 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.15% +0.11% +5.56%
10th Percentile £325 £325 £313
90th Percentile £694 £650 £638
UK median daily rate £498 £475 £463
% change year-on-year +4.74% +2.70% +2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 319 619 695
Median hourly rate £36.00 £45.00 £41.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.00% +8.43% +1.22%
10th Percentile £17.70 £20.98 £17.51
90th Percentile £57.50 £56.30 £53.45
Median hourly rate £35.00 £44.00 £40.63
% change year-on-year -20.45% +8.31% +0.31%

C#
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing C# as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for C# in England

C#
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing C# in England.

Daily rate trend for C# in England

C#
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing C# in England over the 6 months to 12 August 2020.

Daily rate histogram for C# in England

C#
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing C# in England.

Hourly rate trend for C# in England

C#
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing C# in England over the 6 months to 12 August 2020.

Hourly rate histogram for C# in England

C#
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing C# within the England region over the 6 months to 12 August 2020. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +2 1,220 £525 +5.00% 375
South East -15 276 £413 -5.71% 307
North of England -33 161 £375 - 396
South West -9 150 £450 +9.76% 148
Midlands -8 148 £405 - 241
West Midlands -4 106 £450 +5.88% 132
North West -27 96 £381 -1.61% 244
East of England -1 87 £425 - 132
Yorkshire -29 47 £350 -6.67% 110
East Midlands -11 42 £360 -4.64% 109
North East -8 18 £438 +9.38% 42
C#
UK

For the 6 months to 12 August 2020, IT contractor jobs citing C# also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the England region with a requirement for C#.

1 1,385 (66.68%) .NET
2 804 (38.71%) Agile Software Development
3 753 (36.25%) Azure
4 739 (35.58%) SQL
5 646 (31.10%) SQL Server
6 636 (30.62%) JavaScript
7 490 (23.59%) Microsoft
8 470 (22.63%) ASP.NET
9 446 (21.47%) DevOps
10 412 (19.84%) Finance
11 395 (19.02%) AngularJS
12 373 (17.96%) .NET Core
13 355 (17.09%) HTML
14 344 (16.56%) Microservices
15 339 (16.32%) Java
16 319 (15.36%) MVC
17 308 (14.83%) .NET Framework
18 304 (14.64%) Python
19 285 (13.72%) Web Services
20 278 (13.38%) Front Office
21 277 (13.34%) CSS
21 277 (13.34%) AWS
22 274 (13.19%) Git (software)
23 273 (13.14%) React
24 259 (12.47%) TDD
25 256 (12.33%) Test Automation
26 248 (11.94%) Scrum
27 247 (11.89%) Windows
28 244 (11.75%) Banking
29 240 (11.56%) Software Engineering

C#
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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
1 133 (6.40%) SharePoint
2 71 (3.42%) IIS
3 60 (2.89%) Confluence
4 38 (1.83%) CMS
5 34 (1.64%) Elasticsearch
6 30 (1.44%) Apache Spark
7 27 (1.30%) NServiceBus
8 20 (0.96%) Umbraco
9 16 (0.77%) BizTalk Server
10 14 (0.67%) Oracle Coherence
11 13 (0.63%) EPiServer
12 12 (0.58%) Apache
13 9 (0.43%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 9 (0.43%) SharePoint 2013
13 9 (0.43%) Sitecore CMS
14 7 (0.34%) Kentico
14 7 (0.34%) Moodle
14 7 (0.34%) nginx
14 7 (0.34%) SAS
15 6 (0.29%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 66 (3.18%) Microsoft Excel
2 47 (2.26%) Microsoft Office
3 14 (0.67%) Chatbot
3 14 (0.67%) Photoshop
4 13 (0.63%) InfoPath
5 10 (0.48%) Acrobat
6 8 (0.39%) MS Visio
7 6 (0.29%) Figma
7 6 (0.29%) Microsoft PowerPoint
8 2 (0.096%) Maya
8 2 (0.096%) Simulink
8 2 (0.096%) Spreadsheet
9 1 (0.048%) 3ds Max
9 1 (0.048%) Blender
9 1 (0.048%) CINEMA 4D
9 1 (0.048%) Microsoft Project
9 1 (0.048%) Sketch
9 1 (0.048%) SOLIDWORKS
9 1 (0.048%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 83 (4.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (0.39%) Visualfiles
3 6 (0.29%) Endur
3 6 (0.29%) SunGard Martini
4 5 (0.24%) Distributed Ledger
4 5 (0.24%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 4 (0.19%) Adobe Campaign
5 4 (0.19%) SAP ERP
6 3 (0.14%) Front Arena
6 3 (0.14%) Sage 200
7 2 (0.096%) Advent Geneva
7 2 (0.096%) NetSuite
7 2 (0.096%) RMDS
7 2 (0.096%) SmartPlant
7 2 (0.096%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
8 1 (0.048%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
8 1 (0.048%) Orchestrade
8 1 (0.048%) ProductWriter
8 1 (0.048%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 1 (0.048%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 753 (36.25%) Azure
2 277 (13.34%) AWS
3 112 (5.39%) Serverless
4 82 (3.95%) Power Platform
5 68 (3.27%) GitHub
6 67 (3.23%) GCP
7 59 (2.84%) Dynamics 365
8 52 (2.50%) Azure Functions
9 50 (2.41%) AWS Lambda
10 45 (2.17%) Logic Apps
10 45 (2.17%) SaaS
11 42 (2.02%) PaaS
12 38 (1.83%) Azure Data Factory
13 32 (1.54%) Amazon S3
14 24 (1.16%) Office 365
15 23 (1.11%) Azure Active Directory
16 20 (0.96%) IaaS
17 19 (0.91%) Cloud Computing
18 17 (0.82%) AWS Step Functions
19 15 (0.72%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 17 (0.82%) HTTP
2 16 (0.77%) DNS
2 16 (0.77%) Internet
2 16 (0.77%) TCP/IP
3 13 (0.63%) Firewall
4 12 (0.58%) Ethernet
4 12 (0.58%) RTMP
5 10 (0.48%) Intranet
6 9 (0.43%) Kerberos
6 9 (0.43%) Reverse Proxy
6 9 (0.43%) SNMP
6 9 (0.43%) VLAN
7 5 (0.24%) Remote Desktop
8 4 (0.19%) Skype
8 4 (0.19%) SSL
9 3 (0.14%) Bluetooth
9 3 (0.14%) DHCP
9 3 (0.14%) FTP
9 3 (0.14%) MQTT
9 3 (0.14%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 646 (31.10%) SQL Server
2 96 (4.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 92 (4.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 84 (4.04%) MongoDB
5 76 (3.66%) Data Warehouse
6 75 (3.61%) NoSQL
7 73 (3.51%) Big Data
8 68 (3.27%) Azure SQL Database
8 68 (3.27%) Relational Database
9 64 (3.08%) Power BI
10 58 (2.79%) Redis
11 52 (2.50%) Oracle Database
12 51 (2.46%) Data Lake
13 49 (2.36%) MySQL
14 47 (2.26%) Cosmos DB
15 42 (2.02%) PostgreSQL
16 41 (1.97%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 33 (1.59%) SQL Server 2008
18 23 (1.11%) Microsoft Analysis Services
19 19 (0.91%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 274 (13.19%) Git (software)
2 224 (10.78%) Visual Studio
3 138 (6.64%) JIRA
4 124 (5.97%) Team Foundation Server
5 120 (5.78%) Selenium
6 108 (5.20%) SpecFlow
7 101 (4.86%) TeamCity
8 85 (4.09%) Jenkins
9 70 (3.37%) Octopus Deploy
10 61 (2.94%) Subversion
11 56 (2.70%) Visual Studio Team System
12 54 (2.60%) NUnit
13 31 (1.49%) Postman
14 28 (1.35%) Bitbucket
14 28 (1.35%) Cucumber
15 27 (1.30%) WebDriver
16 25 (1.20%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 24 (1.16%) MSTest
18 23 (1.11%) JMeter
19 21 (1.01%) SoapUI
General
1 412 (19.84%) Finance
2 278 (13.38%) Front Office
3 244 (11.75%) Banking
4 129 (6.21%) Investment Banking
5 88 (4.24%) Public Sector
6 50 (2.41%) Games
7 39 (1.88%) Back Office
8 37 (1.78%) Retail
9 33 (1.59%) Law
9 33 (1.59%) Marketing
10 19 (0.91%) Aerospace
11 17 (0.82%) Military
12 11 (0.53%) Telecoms
13 10 (0.48%) Electronics
14 8 (0.39%) Manufacturing
15 7 (0.34%) Financial Institution
16 6 (0.29%) Police
17 5 (0.24%) Advertising
17 5 (0.24%) International Banking
17 5 (0.24%) Legal
Job Titles
1 1,396 (67.21%) Developer
2 528 (25.42%) C# Developer
3 502 (24.17%) .NET Developer
4 177 (8.52%) C# .NET Developer
5 128 (6.16%) Full Stack Developer
6 103 (4.96%) Software Engineer
7 102 (4.91%) Azure Developer
8 100 (4.81%) Software Developer
8 100 (4.81%) SQL Developer
9 90 (4.33%) Senior Developer
10 75 (3.61%) AWS Engineer
11 73 (3.51%) Architect
12 64 (3.08%) Angular Developer
13 60 (2.89%) Analyst
14 59 (2.84%) DevOps Engineer
15 56 (2.70%) Front Office Developer
16 53 (2.55%) React Developer
17 52 (2.50%) Java Developer
18 46 (2.21%) Senior .NET Developer
19 44 (2.12%) ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,385 (66.68%) .NET
2 470 (22.63%) ASP.NET
3 395 (19.02%) AngularJS
4 373 (17.96%) .NET Core
5 355 (17.09%) HTML
6 308 (14.83%) .NET Framework
7 285 (13.72%) Web Services
8 277 (13.34%) CSS
9 273 (13.14%) React
10 179 (8.62%) ASP.NET Web API
11 178 (8.57%) Entity Framework
12 166 (7.99%) WPF
13 162 (7.80%) REST
14 133 (6.40%) jQuery
15 130 (6.26%) ASP.NET MVC
16 122 (5.87%) RESTful
17 121 (5.83%) HTML5
18 120 (5.78%) WCF
19 110 (5.30%) ASP.NET Core
20 109 (5.25%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 145 (6.98%) Fixed Income
2 138 (6.64%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 126 (6.07%) Derivative
4 121 (5.83%) Analytical Skills
5 114 (5.49%) Greenfield Project
6 84 (4.04%) User Experience
7 75 (3.61%) Equities
8 69 (3.32%) Hedge funds
9 38 (1.83%) Self-Motivation
10 36 (1.73%) Cloud Native
11 31 (1.49%) Data Structures
12 25 (1.20%) Mobile App
13 22 (1.06%) Management Information System
14 21 (1.01%) Robotics
15 20 (0.96%) Algorithms
16 19 (0.91%) Virtual Team
17 18 (0.87%) N-Tier
18 17 (0.82%) Client/Server
18 17 (0.82%) Enterprise Software
18 17 (0.82%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 247 (11.89%) Windows
2 113 (5.44%) Linux
3 70 (3.37%) Windows Server
4 35 (1.69%) Android
5 30 (1.44%) Apple iOS
6 28 (1.35%) Windows Server 2016
7 24 (1.16%) Windows Server 2012
8 21 (1.01%) Windows 10
9 17 (0.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 14 (0.67%) CentOS
11 13 (0.63%) Windows Server 2008
12 11 (0.53%) Unix
13 7 (0.34%) Ubuntu
14 6 (0.29%) Debian
15 5 (0.24%) Windows 7
16 4 (0.19%) Windows Mobile
17 3 (0.14%) Mac OS
18 1 (0.048%) FreeRTOS
18 1 (0.048%) MVS
18 1 (0.048%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 804 (38.71%) Agile Software Development
2 446 (21.47%) DevOps
3 344 (16.56%) Microservices
4 319 (15.36%) MVC
5 259 (12.47%) TDD
6 256 (12.33%) Test Automation
7 248 (11.94%) Scrum
8 240 (11.56%) Software Engineering
9 176 (8.47%) Unit Testing
10 170 (8.18%) Continuous Integration
11 152 (7.32%) BDD
12 148 (7.13%) Problem-Solving
13 143 (6.88%) Migration
14 124 (5.97%) OO
15 121 (5.83%) Web Development
16 110 (5.30%) SDLC
17 106 (5.10%) Asset Management
18 99 (4.77%) Computer Science
19 97 (4.67%) Fintech
20 95 (4.57%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 739 (35.58%) SQL
2 636 (30.62%) JavaScript
3 339 (16.32%) Java
4 304 (14.64%) Python
5 185 (8.91%) PowerShell
6 183 (8.81%) C++
7 177 (8.52%) T-SQL
8 134 (6.45%) TypeScript
9 76 (3.66%) VB.NET
10 68 (3.27%) VBA
11 62 (2.99%) VB
12 47 (2.26%) C
13 36 (1.73%) Bash Shell
14 29 (1.40%) PL/SQL
15 27 (1.30%) Go
15 27 (1.30%) VBScript
16 24 (1.16%) PHP
16 24 (1.16%) Ruby
17 23 (1.11%) Scala
18 21 (1.01%) XAML
Qualifications
1 204 (9.82%) Security Cleared
2 154 (7.41%) SC Cleared
3 142 (6.84%) Degree
4 44 (2.12%) Computer Science Degree
5 41 (1.97%) DV Cleared
6 29 (1.40%) ISTQB
7 25 (1.20%) Master's Degree
8 16 (0.77%) Microsoft Certification
9 14 (0.67%) ISEB
10 11 (0.53%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 9 (0.43%) BPSS Clearance
12 7 (0.34%) MCITP
13 6 (0.29%) CISSP
13 6 (0.29%) MCAD
13 6 (0.29%) MCPD
14 5 (0.24%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
15 4 (0.19%) MCSD
15 4 (0.19%) PhD
15 4 (0.19%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
16 2 (0.096%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 91 (4.38%) QA
2 7 (0.34%) Solvency II
3 5 (0.24%) MiFID
4 4 (0.19%) Data Quality
5 3 (0.14%) EMIR
5 3 (0.14%) Government Security Classifications
6 2 (0.096%) DO-254
6 2 (0.096%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.096%) SLA
7 1 (0.048%) CDISC
7 1 (0.048%) FINREP
7 1 (0.048%) GDPR
7 1 (0.048%) NIST
7 1 (0.048%) WCAG
System Software
1 239 (11.51%) Docker
2 67 (3.23%) Active Directory
3 17 (0.82%) VMware Infrastructure
4 12 (0.58%) vSphere
5 10 (0.48%) Hyper-V
5 10 (0.48%) Virtual Machines
6 9 (0.43%) VMware ESXi
7 6 (0.29%) VMware Workstation
8 3 (0.14%) Firmware
8 3 (0.14%) Oracle RAC
9 2 (0.096%) LXC
9 2 (0.096%) PowerDNS
9 2 (0.096%) vCloud
10 1 (0.048%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 1 (0.048%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 1 (0.048%) Virtual Servers
10 1 (0.048%) XenApp
10 1 (0.048%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 183 (8.81%) Kubernetes
2 83 (4.00%) Terraform
3 64 (3.08%) Ansible
4 25 (1.20%) Opscode Chef
5 23 (1.11%) Puppet
6 12 (0.58%) Grafana
6 12 (0.58%) Packer
7 11 (0.53%) Prometheus
8 9 (0.43%) Single Sign-On
8 9 (0.43%) ZABBIX
9 8 (0.39%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 5 (0.24%) Kibana
11 4 (0.19%) MIIS
11 4 (0.19%) SCOM
11 4 (0.19%) SCVMM
12 3 (0.14%) Control-M
12 3 (0.14%) Data Guard
12 3 (0.14%) HP ALM
12 3 (0.14%) Microsoft Clustering
13 2 (0.096%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 490 (23.59%) Microsoft
2 187 (9.00%) Oracle
3 52 (2.50%) Google
4 51 (2.46%) Databricks
5 48 (2.31%) Atlassian
6 37 (1.78%) Xamarin
7 29 (1.40%) SAP
8 28 (1.35%) DevExpress
9 24 (1.16%) StreamSets
10 23 (1.11%) Sitecore
11 21 (1.01%) Salesforce.com
12 20 (0.96%) Adobe
13 18 (0.87%) Tableau
13 18 (0.87%) VMware
14 17 (0.82%) Cognos
14 17 (0.82%) OpenLink
15 16 (0.77%) TIBCO
16 14 (0.67%) Dell
17 12 (0.58%) Automation Anywhere
17 12 (0.58%) Splunk