Period
to 1 April 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 1 April 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
1 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 18 17 15
Rank change year-on-year -1 -2 +5
Contract jobs citing C# 4,090 7,203 7,576
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 7.31% 8.18% 8.13%
As % of the Programming Languages category 17.88% 18.81% 18.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,081 5,710 5,867
Median daily rate £463 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.78% - +10.29%
10th Percentile £325 £325 £313
90th Percentile £650 £638 £650
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £438
% change year-on-year - +2.86% +9.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 71 89
Median hourly rate £46.42 £43.50 £43.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.70% - +4.82%
10th Percentile £32.13 £27.75 £26.25
90th Percentile £55.00 £53.75 £48.75
UK median hourly rate £45.00 £43.00 £43.50
% change year-on-year +4.65% -1.15% +4.82%

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 22,874 38,296 40,061
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 40.89% 43.47% 43.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 15,633 27,007 28,238
Median daily rate £500 £483 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.63% +1.58% +8.57%
10th Percentile £325 £325 £313
90th Percentile £656 £650 £638
UK median daily rate £485 £475 £463
% change year-on-year +2.11% +2.70% +8.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 513 603 725
Median hourly rate £40.50 £42.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.71% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £17.83 £17.53 £17.32
90th Percentile £56.20 £53.75 £50.77
Median hourly rate £40.00 £42.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25% -

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 1 April 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 1 April 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 1 April 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 +3 2,109 £513 +2.50% 745
South East -10 614 £425 -5.56% 618
North of England -15 471 £400 +3.23% 571
South West -9 346 £433 +1.76% 249
Midlands +4 330 £425 +3.60% 374
North West -19 262 £400 - 334
East of England +19 205 £425 +6.25% 211
West Midlands -4 203 £453 +6.47% 200
Yorkshire -13 165 £375 - 165
East Midlands +7 126 £361 -3.67% 174
North East -17 44 £425 +6.25% 72
C#
UK

For the 6 months to 1 April 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 2,848 (69.63%) .NET
2 1,606 (39.27%) Agile Software Development
3 1,496 (36.58%) Azure
4 1,449 (35.43%) SQL
5 1,318 (32.22%) JavaScript
6 1,304 (31.88%) SQL Server
7 877 (21.44%) AngularJS
8 867 (21.20%) Microsoft
9 846 (20.68%) ASP.NET
10 808 (19.76%) MVC
11 772 (18.88%) Finance
12 747 (18.26%) DevOps
13 730 (17.85%) HTML
14 673 (16.45%) TDD
15 633 (15.48%) Java
16 621 (15.18%) CSS
17 618 (15.11%) .NET Core
18 589 (14.40%) Test Automation
19 566 (13.84%) Microservices
20 548 (13.40%) Scrum
21 521 (12.74%) .NET Framework
22 517 (12.64%) Python
23 515 (12.59%) Web Services
24 514 (12.57%) React
25 501 (12.25%) AWS
26 482 (11.78%) Git (software)
27 475 (11.61%) Software Engineering
28 403 (9.85%) ASP.NET Web API
29 379 (9.27%) Continuous Integration
30 365 (8.92%) Front Office

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
1 154 (3.77%) SharePoint
2 103 (2.52%) IIS
3 98 (2.40%) CMS
4 70 (1.71%) Confluence
5 65 (1.59%) BizTalk Server
6 62 (1.52%) Umbraco
7 56 (1.37%) Elasticsearch
8 38 (0.93%) Apache Spark
9 26 (0.64%) Sitecore CMS
10 20 (0.49%) SharePoint 2013
11 18 (0.44%) SAS
12 17 (0.42%) EPiServer
12 17 (0.42%) Oracle Coherence
13 15 (0.37%) Apache
13 15 (0.37%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 12 (0.29%) nginx
15 11 (0.27%) Kentico
15 11 (0.27%) WebSphere
16 9 (0.22%) JBoss
17 8 (0.20%) Mendix
Applications
1 103 (2.52%) Microsoft Excel
2 37 (0.90%) Microsoft Office
3 19 (0.46%) MS Visio
4 10 (0.24%) Photoshop
5 9 (0.22%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 9 (0.22%) Microsoft Project
6 7 (0.17%) Chatbot
6 7 (0.17%) Figma
7 6 (0.15%) Adobe Illustrator
7 6 (0.15%) Adobe XD
8 4 (0.098%) Acrobat
8 4 (0.098%) Simulink
9 2 (0.049%) InfoPath
9 2 (0.049%) Inkscape
9 2 (0.049%) SOLIDWORKS
9 2 (0.049%) Spreadsheet
10 1 (0.024%) Blender
10 1 (0.024%) CINEMA 4D
10 1 (0.024%) EngageOne
10 1 (0.024%) MODO
Business Applications
1 150 (3.67%) Dynamics CRM
2 18 (0.44%) FINCAD Analytics
3 10 (0.24%) Dynamics AX
4 7 (0.17%) Sophis RISQUE
5 6 (0.15%) Magento
5 6 (0.15%) NetSuite
6 5 (0.12%) Adobe Campaign
6 5 (0.12%) Oracle EBS
6 5 (0.12%) Orchestrade
7 4 (0.098%) Distributed Ledger
7 4 (0.098%) Endur
7 4 (0.098%) Maximo
7 4 (0.098%) Payment Gateway
7 4 (0.098%) R3 Corda
7 4 (0.098%) Shopify
7 4 (0.098%) Visualfiles
8 3 (0.073%) BusinessWorks
8 3 (0.073%) Eikon
8 3 (0.073%) SAP ERP
9 2 (0.049%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 1,496 (36.58%) Azure
2 501 (12.25%) AWS
3 195 (4.77%) Serverless
4 141 (3.45%) Dynamics 365
5 140 (3.42%) Power Platform
6 137 (3.35%) GCP
7 107 (2.62%) SaaS
8 105 (2.57%) GitHub
9 99 (2.42%) PaaS
10 98 (2.40%) Azure Functions
11 64 (1.56%) Azure Data Factory
12 53 (1.30%) AWS Lambda
13 47 (1.15%) Azure Active Directory
14 45 (1.10%) IaaS
15 37 (0.90%) Office 365
16 33 (0.81%) Amazon S3
17 31 (0.76%) AWS Step Functions
18 24 (0.59%) Cloud Computing
19 20 (0.49%) npm
20 17 (0.42%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 61 (1.49%) TCP/IP
2 43 (1.05%) HTTP
3 35 (0.86%) Ethernet
4 20 (0.49%) Internet
4 20 (0.49%) SSL
5 15 (0.37%) DNS
6 12 (0.29%) Intranet
6 12 (0.29%) Network Security
6 12 (0.29%) RTMP
7 11 (0.27%) Firewall
8 8 (0.20%) Kerberos
9 7 (0.17%) VPN
9 7 (0.17%) Wireshark
10 6 (0.15%) AMQP
10 6 (0.15%) Bluetooth
10 6 (0.15%) DHCP
10 6 (0.15%) DMZ
11 5 (0.12%) Extranet
11 5 (0.12%) IPv6
12 4 (0.098%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,304 (31.88%) SQL Server
2 196 (4.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 164 (4.01%) NoSQL
4 162 (3.96%) MongoDB
5 140 (3.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 139 (3.40%) Azure SQL Database
7 120 (2.93%) Power BI
8 119 (2.91%) MySQL
9 117 (2.86%) Relational Database
10 114 (2.79%) Data Warehouse
11 108 (2.64%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 102 (2.49%) Big Data
13 100 (2.44%) Redis
14 86 (2.10%) Data Lake
15 79 (1.93%) SQL Server 2012
16 64 (1.56%) Cosmos DB
16 64 (1.56%) PostgreSQL
17 61 (1.49%) Microsoft Analysis Services
17 61 (1.49%) SQL Server 2008
18 56 (1.37%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 482 (11.78%) Git (software)
2 362 (8.85%) Visual Studio
3 278 (6.80%) Selenium
4 243 (5.94%) Team Foundation Server
5 212 (5.18%) TeamCity
6 209 (5.11%) JIRA
7 190 (4.65%) SpecFlow
8 159 (3.89%) Octopus Deploy
9 158 (3.86%) Jenkins
10 130 (3.18%) Visual Studio Team System
11 112 (2.74%) NUnit
12 109 (2.67%) Cucumber
13 83 (2.03%) Subversion
14 69 (1.69%) WebDriver
15 65 (1.59%) Moq
16 52 (1.27%) Postman
17 49 (1.20%) Eclipse
18 48 (1.17%) JMeter
18 48 (1.17%) SoapUI
19 39 (0.95%) NetBeans
General
1 772 (18.88%) Finance
2 365 (8.92%) Front Office
3 270 (6.60%) Banking
4 161 (3.94%) Public Sector
5 101 (2.47%) Retail
6 94 (2.30%) Investment Banking
7 69 (1.69%) Law
8 56 (1.37%) Games
9 53 (1.30%) Back Office
10 49 (1.20%) Marketing
11 46 (1.12%) Aerospace
12 37 (0.90%) Military
13 29 (0.71%) Telecoms
14 22 (0.54%) Manufacturing
15 19 (0.46%) Electronics
16 17 (0.42%) Publishing
17 15 (0.37%) Financial Institution
18 12 (0.29%) Pharmaceutical
19 10 (0.24%) Legal
20 9 (0.22%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 2,786 (68.12%) Developer
2 1,149 (28.09%) .NET Developer
3 1,045 (25.55%) C# Developer
4 448 (10.95%) C# .NET Developer
5 270 (6.60%) Full Stack Developer
6 209 (5.11%) Software Developer
7 204 (4.99%) Senior Developer
8 199 (4.87%) Software Engineer
9 181 (4.43%) Azure Developer
10 172 (4.21%) SQL Developer
11 160 (3.91%) Angular Developer
12 157 (3.84%) Architect
13 115 (2.81%) Analyst
14 114 (2.79%) ASP.NET Developer
15 113 (2.76%) React Developer
16 111 (2.71%) Senior .NET Developer
17 109 (2.67%) Tester
18 108 (2.64%) DevOps Engineer
19 101 (2.47%) Front Office Developer
20 98 (2.40%) JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2,848 (69.63%) .NET
2 877 (21.44%) AngularJS
3 846 (20.68%) ASP.NET
4 730 (17.85%) HTML
5 621 (15.18%) CSS
6 618 (15.11%) .NET Core
7 521 (12.74%) .NET Framework
8 515 (12.59%) Web Services
9 514 (12.57%) React
10 403 (9.85%) ASP.NET Web API
11 314 (7.68%) ASP.NET MVC
12 281 (6.87%) Entity Framework
13 263 (6.43%) jQuery
14 261 (6.38%) REST
15 260 (6.36%) WPF
16 239 (5.84%) XML
17 236 (5.77%) RESTful
18 235 (5.75%) Node.js
18 235 (5.75%) WCF
19 206 (5.04%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 309 (7.56%) Greenfield Project
2 269 (6.58%) Analytical Skills
3 155 (3.79%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 135 (3.30%) Fixed Income
5 123 (3.01%) Derivative
6 121 (2.96%) User Experience
7 105 (2.57%) Hedge funds
8 95 (2.32%) Enterprise Software
9 74 (1.81%) Equities
10 71 (1.74%) Mobile App
11 50 (1.22%) Self-Motivation
12 49 (1.20%) Data Structures
13 45 (1.10%) Algorithms
14 39 (0.95%) Cloud Native
15 33 (0.81%) Blog
16 25 (0.61%) N-Tier
16 25 (0.61%) Public Cloud
16 25 (0.61%) Virtual Team
17 23 (0.56%) Management Information System
18 17 (0.42%) Equity Derivative
Operating Systems
1 342 (8.36%) Windows
2 209 (5.11%) Linux
3 62 (1.52%) Android
4 54 (1.32%) Windows Server
5 49 (1.20%) Apple iOS
6 30 (0.73%) Unix
7 29 (0.71%) Windows Server 2012
8 21 (0.51%) Windows 10
9 19 (0.46%) Windows Server 2008
10 16 (0.39%) Windows Server 2016
11 13 (0.32%) CentOS
12 8 (0.20%) Mac OS
12 8 (0.20%) Ubuntu
13 7 (0.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 6 (0.15%) CoreOS
14 6 (0.15%) VMS
15 5 (0.12%) Windows 7
16 4 (0.098%) Solaris
17 3 (0.073%) Debian
17 3 (0.073%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,606 (39.27%) Agile Software Development
2 808 (19.76%) MVC
3 747 (18.26%) DevOps
4 673 (16.45%) TDD
5 589 (14.40%) Test Automation
6 566 (13.84%) Microservices
7 548 (13.40%) Scrum
8 475 (11.61%) Software Engineering
9 379 (9.27%) Continuous Integration
10 363 (8.88%) BDD
11 325 (7.95%) OO
12 285 (6.97%) Unit Testing
13 247 (6.04%) Problem-Solving
14 229 (5.60%) Web Development
15 212 (5.18%) CRM
16 203 (4.96%) SDLC
17 185 (4.52%) Kanban
18 180 (4.40%) SOLID
19 173 (4.23%) Multithreading
20 170 (4.16%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 1,449 (35.43%) SQL
2 1,318 (32.22%) JavaScript
3 633 (15.48%) Java
4 517 (12.64%) Python
5 323 (7.90%) C++
6 292 (7.14%) T-SQL
7 276 (6.75%) TypeScript
8 235 (5.75%) PowerShell
9 162 (3.96%) VB.NET
10 110 (2.69%) C
11 104 (2.54%) VBA
12 74 (1.81%) VB
13 73 (1.78%) Ruby
14 54 (1.32%) F#
15 53 (1.30%) PHP
16 45 (1.10%) Scala
17 42 (1.03%) XAML
18 39 (0.95%) R
19 38 (0.93%) PL/SQL
20 37 (0.90%) Go
Qualifications
1 278 (6.80%) Security Cleared
2 246 (6.01%) Degree
3 201 (4.91%) SC Cleared
4 79 (1.93%) Computer Science Degree
5 57 (1.39%) DV Cleared
6 47 (1.15%) ISTQB
6 47 (1.15%) Microsoft Certification
7 26 (0.64%) ISEB
8 19 (0.46%) Master's Degree
9 14 (0.34%) MCITP
9 14 (0.34%) Numerate Degree
10 9 (0.22%) PhD
11 8 (0.20%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 8 (0.20%) MCPD
11 8 (0.20%) MCSD
12 6 (0.15%) MCP
12 6 (0.15%) MCSE
13 4 (0.098%) HND
13 4 (0.098%) MCAD
13 4 (0.098%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 204 (4.99%) QA
2 17 (0.42%) Data Quality
3 8 (0.20%) WCAG
4 7 (0.17%) GDPR
5 5 (0.12%) MiFID
6 4 (0.098%) DO-254
7 3 (0.073%) EMIR
7 3 (0.073%) Solvency II
8 2 (0.049%) GxP
8 2 (0.049%) NIST
8 2 (0.049%) PCI DSS
8 2 (0.049%) PMO
8 2 (0.049%) SLA
9 1 (0.024%) Basel III
9 1 (0.024%) Disclosure Scotland
9 1 (0.024%) Dodd-Frank
9 1 (0.024%) HL7
9 1 (0.024%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.024%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 1 (0.024%) JTAG
System Software
1 360 (8.80%) Docker
2 90 (2.20%) Active Directory
3 50 (1.22%) Virtual Machines
4 8 (0.20%) Hyper-V
5 6 (0.15%) VMware Infrastructure
6 5 (0.12%) VirtualBox
6 5 (0.12%) VMware ESXi
6 5 (0.12%) vSphere
7 4 (0.098%) Firmware
8 2 (0.049%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 286 (6.99%) Kubernetes
2 98 (2.40%) Terraform
3 86 (2.10%) Ansible
4 44 (1.08%) Puppet
5 36 (0.88%) Opscode Chef
6 21 (0.51%) MIIS
7 17 (0.42%) SCOM
8 14 (0.34%) Grafana
9 13 (0.32%) HP ALM
10 11 (0.27%) Kibana
11 9 (0.22%) Single Sign-On
12 8 (0.20%) Microsoft Clustering
12 8 (0.20%) SCCM
13 6 (0.15%) Control-M
13 6 (0.15%) SCVMM
14 5 (0.12%) HAProxy
14 5 (0.12%) Prometheus
15 4 (0.098%) Packer
16 3 (0.073%) BladeLogic
16 3 (0.073%) Kubeflow
Vendors
1 867 (21.20%) Microsoft
2 301 (7.36%) Oracle
3 103 (2.52%) Google
4 76 (1.86%) Xamarin
5 63 (1.54%) Sitecore
6 43 (1.05%) Atlassian
7 42 (1.03%) Databricks
7 42 (1.03%) Tableau
8 35 (0.86%) SAP
9 31 (0.76%) Salesforce.com
10 27 (0.66%) DevExpress
11 26 (0.64%) Cognos
12 25 (0.61%) Remedy
13 24 (0.59%) Sybase
14 23 (0.56%) Telerik
14 23 (0.56%) TIBCO
15 18 (0.44%) IBM
16 17 (0.42%) MicroStrategy
17 16 (0.39%) Adobe
17 16 (0.39%) RedGate