Period
to 16 January 2019

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 16 January 2019 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
16 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 14 15 21
Rank change year-on-year +1 +6 0
Contract jobs citing C# 7,671 7,319 6,616
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 8.42% 7.93% 7.37%
As % of the Programming Languages category 18.85% 18.69% 18.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,997 5,625 4,785
England median daily rate £451 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.11% +12.50% -
10th Percentile £320 £313 £281
90th Percentile £650 £650 £588
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £400
% change year-on-year +2.86% +9.38% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 82 98 126
England median hourly rate £44.00 £45.00 £40.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.22% +10.43% +1.88%
10th Percentile £23.66 £25.29 £18.50
90th Percentile £57.35 £49.13 £47.83
UK median hourly rate £44.00 £45.00 £40.50
% change year-on-year -2.22% +11.11% +1.25%

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 40,701 39,153 36,668
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 44.66% 42.40% 40.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 28,871 27,884 25,399
England median daily rate £475 £475 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +11.76% +2.41%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £294
90th Percentile £650 £638 £600
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 591 701 776
England median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £18.00 £16.75 £15.00
90th Percentile £52.50 £52.25 £51.25
UK median hourly rate £42.19 £40.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +5.48% - +6.67%

C#
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for C# in England

C#
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for C# in England

C#
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing C# in England over the 6 months to 16 January 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for C# in England

C#
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for C# in England

C#
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing C# in England over the 6 months to 16 January 2019.

Contractor 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 16 January 2019. 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 0 3,711 £510 +0.49% 1,170
South East +11 1,352 £425 +13.33% 897
North of England +6 1,127 £375 +7.14% 984
Midlands -1 627 £400 +6.67% 628
South West -2 600 £410 +9.33% 432
North West +4 576 £385 +8.45% 479
Yorkshire +13 453 £375 +9.33% 408
West Midlands -2 418 £410 +9.33% 362
East of England -14 250 £413 +10.00% 344
East Midlands +1 203 £375 - 265
North East +7 98 £450 +19.21% 97
South Coast - 3 - -
C#
UK

For the 6 months to 16 January 2019, 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 5,472 (71.33%) .NET
2 3,446 (44.92%) Agile Software Development
3 2,748 (35.82%) SQL
4 2,652 (34.57%) SQL Server
5 2,515 (32.79%) JavaScript
6 2,136 (27.85%) ASP.NET
7 2,077 (27.08%) MVC
8 2,053 (26.76%) Microsoft Azure
9 1,647 (21.47%) Microsoft
10 1,641 (21.39%) AngularJS
11 1,573 (20.51%) TDD
12 1,559 (20.32%) HTML
13 1,485 (19.36%) Finance
14 1,404 (18.30%) CSS
15 1,338 (17.44%) .NET Framework
16 1,294 (16.87%) ASP.NET Web API
17 1,194 (15.57%) Test Automation
18 1,034 (13.48%) Scrum
19 1,016 (13.24%) Java
20 964 (12.57%) Continuous Integration
21 941 (12.27%) ASP.NET MVC
22 933 (12.16%) Git (software)
23 866 (11.29%) jQuery
24 858 (11.18%) Visual Studio
25 826 (10.77%) Web Services
26 819 (10.68%) Microservices
27 818 (10.66%) BDD
28 801 (10.44%) .NET Core
29 774 (10.09%) Windows
30 770 (10.04%) DevOps

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
1 267 (3.48%) CMS
2 253 (3.30%) SharePoint
3 175 (2.28%) IIS
4 155 (2.02%) Umbraco
5 144 (1.88%) Elasticsearch
6 138 (1.80%) Confluence
7 100 (1.30%) NServiceBus
8 85 (1.11%) Apache
9 84 (1.10%) BizTalk Server
10 74 (0.96%) nginx
11 72 (0.94%) Tomcat
12 69 (0.90%) Sitecore CMS
13 53 (0.69%) SharePoint 2013
14 47 (0.61%) Apache Spark
15 45 (0.59%) WebLogic
16 42 (0.55%) JBoss
17 36 (0.47%) Apache Solr
18 33 (0.43%) WebSphere
19 26 (0.34%) OpenStack
20 25 (0.33%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 147 (1.92%) Microsoft Excel
2 39 (0.51%) Microsoft Office
3 31 (0.40%) Spreadsheet
4 21 (0.27%) MS Visio
5 20 (0.26%) InfoPath
6 13 (0.17%) Photoshop
7 9 (0.12%) Microsoft Project
8 6 (0.078%) CATIA
9 5 (0.065%) Adobe Illustrator
10 4 (0.052%) Chatbot
10 4 (0.052%) Microsoft PowerPoint
11 3 (0.039%) Acrobat
11 3 (0.039%) InVision
11 3 (0.039%) Maya
12 2 (0.026%) 3ds Max
12 2 (0.026%) Blender
12 2 (0.026%) GIMP
13 1 (0.013%) Adobe Creative Suite
13 1 (0.013%) LaTeX
13 1 (0.013%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 344 (4.48%) Dynamics CRM
2 19 (0.25%) Dynamics AX
3 18 (0.23%) Dynamics NAV
4 10 (0.13%) RMDS
5 8 (0.10%) Markit EDM
6 7 (0.091%) Endur
7 6 (0.078%) thinkFolio
8 5 (0.065%) ENOVIA
8 5 (0.065%) Oracle Retail
8 5 (0.065%) Payment Gateway
9 4 (0.052%) CiviCRM
10 3 (0.039%) Bloomberg AIM
10 3 (0.039%) Sage 200
11 2 (0.026%) Infor SunSystems
11 2 (0.026%) nopCommerce
11 2 (0.026%) OpenLink RightAngle
11 2 (0.026%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
11 2 (0.026%) Sage CRM
11 2 (0.026%) Scribe Insight
11 2 (0.026%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 2,053 (26.76%) Microsoft Azure
2 658 (8.58%) Amazon AWS
3 226 (2.95%) Dynamics 365
4 203 (2.65%) GitHub
5 166 (2.16%) Serverless
6 150 (1.96%) SaaS
7 131 (1.71%) PaaS
8 111 (1.45%) Google Cloud Platform
9 96 (1.25%) Office 365
10 88 (1.15%) Azure Functions
11 82 (1.07%) Azure Data Factory
11 82 (1.07%) IaaS
12 71 (0.93%) Azure Active Directory
13 61 (0.80%) Cloud Computing
14 55 (0.72%) Google Analytics
15 47 (0.61%) npm
16 42 (0.55%) NuGet
17 27 (0.35%) Google Play
18 24 (0.31%) AWS CloudFormation
19 22 (0.29%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 182 (2.37%) HTTP
2 99 (1.29%) TCP/IP
3 80 (1.04%) Internet
4 75 (0.98%) SSL
5 45 (0.59%) AMQP
6 40 (0.52%) DNS
7 31 (0.40%) Firewall
8 28 (0.37%) Kerberos
9 23 (0.30%) SNMP
10 20 (0.26%) Ethernet
10 20 (0.26%) VoIP
11 19 (0.25%) Intranet
12 17 (0.22%) Reverse Proxy
13 15 (0.20%) SAN
14 14 (0.18%) SMS
15 13 (0.17%) 802.11
15 13 (0.17%) VPN
16 12 (0.16%) FTP
16 12 (0.16%) SMTP
17 11 (0.14%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2,652 (34.57%) SQL Server
2 435 (5.67%) NoSQL
3 381 (4.97%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 291 (3.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 268 (3.49%) MongoDB
6 249 (3.25%) Relational Database
7 174 (2.27%) Azure SQL Database
8 173 (2.26%) Data Warehouse
9 155 (2.02%) SQL Server 2016
10 150 (1.96%) SQL Server 2012
11 139 (1.81%) Power BI
12 131 (1.71%) Cosmos DB
13 124 (1.62%) MySQL
14 123 (1.60%) Big Data
15 117 (1.53%) SQL Server 2008
16 97 (1.26%) Oracle Database
17 96 (1.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
18 93 (1.21%) SQL Server 2014
19 92 (1.20%) Redis
20 88 (1.15%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 933 (12.16%) Git (software)
2 858 (11.18%) Visual Studio
3 666 (8.68%) Selenium
4 612 (7.98%) Team Foundation Server
5 491 (6.40%) JIRA
6 475 (6.19%) TeamCity
7 454 (5.92%) Visual Studio Team System
8 444 (5.79%) Jenkins
9 347 (4.52%) SpecFlow
10 282 (3.68%) Octopus Deploy
11 230 (3.00%) Cucumber
11 230 (3.00%) Subversion
12 220 (2.87%) NUnit
13 187 (2.44%) WebDriver
14 127 (1.66%) Moq
15 124 (1.62%) Bitbucket
16 118 (1.54%) gulp
17 101 (1.32%) Atlassian Bamboo
18 100 (1.30%) MSTest
19 98 (1.28%) Eclipse
General
1 1,485 (19.36%) Finance
2 530 (6.91%) Banking
3 523 (6.82%) Front Office
4 219 (2.85%) Investment Banking
5 167 (2.18%) Retail
6 105 (1.37%) Telecoms
7 97 (1.26%) Marketing
8 90 (1.17%) Law
9 79 (1.03%) Manufacturing
10 77 (1.00%) Back Office
11 76 (0.99%) Financial Institution
12 73 (0.95%) Games
13 54 (0.70%) Electronics
14 53 (0.69%) Legal
15 42 (0.55%) Publishing
16 35 (0.46%) Billing
17 34 (0.44%) Advertising
18 32 (0.42%) Aerospace
19 23 (0.30%) Military
20 19 (0.25%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 5,672 (73.94%) Developer
2 2,516 (32.80%) C# Developer
3 2,490 (32.46%) .NET Developer
4 1,180 (15.38%) C# .NET Developer
5 589 (7.68%) Full Stack Developer
6 573 (7.47%) Senior Developer
7 486 (6.34%) SQL Developer
8 447 (5.83%) Angular Developer
9 399 (5.20%) ASP.NET Developer
10 364 (4.75%) Software Developer
11 325 (4.24%) C# ASP.NET Developer
12 313 (4.08%) Analyst
12 313 (4.08%) Azure Developer
13 294 (3.83%) Senior .NET Developer
14 280 (3.65%) Architect
15 267 (3.48%) Senior C# Developer
16 257 (3.35%) Software Engineer
17 249 (3.25%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
18 247 (3.22%) Tester
19 235 (3.06%) JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5,472 (71.33%) .NET
2 2,136 (27.85%) ASP.NET
3 1,641 (21.39%) AngularJS
4 1,559 (20.32%) HTML
5 1,404 (18.30%) CSS
6 1,338 (17.44%) .NET Framework
7 1,294 (16.87%) ASP.NET Web API
8 941 (12.27%) ASP.NET MVC
9 866 (11.29%) jQuery
10 826 (10.77%) Web Services
11 801 (10.44%) .NET Core
12 724 (9.44%) Entity Framework
13 696 (9.07%) React
14 672 (8.76%) WCF
15 659 (8.59%) REST
16 648 (8.45%) WPF
17 620 (8.08%) HTML5
18 530 (6.91%) XML
19 447 (5.83%) Node.js
20 436 (5.68%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 627 (8.17%) Greenfield Project
2 397 (5.18%) Analytical Skills
3 301 (3.92%) Fintech
4 276 (3.60%) Fixed Income
5 267 (3.48%) User Experience
6 223 (2.91%) Hedge funds
7 208 (2.71%) Mobile App
8 189 (2.46%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 184 (2.40%) Enterprise Software
10 178 (2.32%) Derivative
11 164 (2.14%) Self-Motivation
12 113 (1.47%) Algorithms
13 98 (1.28%) Equities
14 88 (1.15%) Data Structures
15 65 (0.85%) Credit Risk
16 64 (0.83%) Market Risk
17 48 (0.63%) N-Tier
18 38 (0.50%) Credit Derivative
18 38 (0.50%) Management Information System
18 38 (0.50%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 774 (10.09%) Windows
2 401 (5.23%) Linux
3 144 (1.88%) Windows Server
4 140 (1.83%) Android
4 140 (1.83%) Unix
5 123 (1.60%) Apple iOS
6 69 (0.90%) Ubuntu
7 59 (0.77%) Windows Server 2012
8 41 (0.53%) Windows 7
9 34 (0.44%) Windows 8
10 30 (0.39%) Windows 10
11 25 (0.33%) CentOS
12 21 (0.27%) Debian
12 21 (0.27%) Solaris
13 17 (0.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 14 (0.18%) Kali Linux
15 13 (0.17%) Windows Server 2008
16 12 (0.16%) Fedora
17 9 (0.12%) Windows Server 2003
18 8 (0.10%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 3,446 (44.92%) Agile Software Development
2 2,077 (27.08%) MVC
3 1,573 (20.51%) TDD
4 1,194 (15.57%) Test Automation
5 1,034 (13.48%) Scrum
6 964 (12.57%) Continuous Integration
7 819 (10.68%) Microservices
8 818 (10.66%) BDD
9 770 (10.04%) DevOps
10 735 (9.58%) OO
11 700 (9.13%) Software Engineering
12 502 (6.54%) SDLC
13 500 (6.52%) Unit Testing
14 498 (6.49%) Problem-Solving
15 466 (6.07%) Web Development
16 444 (5.79%) SOLID
17 418 (5.45%) E-Commerce
18 397 (5.18%) CRM
19 381 (4.97%) Multithreading
20 372 (4.85%) Computer Science
Programming Languages
1 2,748 (35.82%) SQL
2 2,515 (32.79%) JavaScript
3 1,016 (13.24%) Java
4 701 (9.14%) Python
5 592 (7.72%) C++
6 574 (7.48%) T-SQL
7 407 (5.31%) PowerShell
7 407 (5.31%) TypeScript
8 266 (3.47%) VB.NET
9 197 (2.57%) C
10 171 (2.23%) PL/SQL
11 154 (2.01%) VBA
12 152 (1.98%) VB
13 140 (1.83%) Ruby
14 139 (1.81%) Scala
15 116 (1.51%) Perl
16 103 (1.34%) PHP
17 91 (1.19%) Bash Shell
18 78 (1.02%) Groovy
19 72 (0.94%) Go
Qualifications
1 473 (6.17%) Degree
2 337 (4.39%) Security Cleared
3 226 (2.95%) SC Cleared
4 139 (1.81%) Computer Science Degree
5 63 (0.82%) DV Cleared
6 56 (0.73%) Microsoft Certification
7 45 (0.59%) PhD
8 40 (0.52%) ISTQB
9 33 (0.43%) Numerate Degree
10 31 (0.40%) BPSS Clearance
11 29 (0.38%) ISEB
12 27 (0.35%) Master's Degree
13 19 (0.25%) CISSP
14 17 (0.22%) MCSE
15 16 (0.21%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
16 13 (0.17%) CREST Certified
16 13 (0.17%) OSCE
16 13 (0.17%) TOGAF Certification
17 11 (0.14%) Cisco Certification
18 10 (0.13%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 388 (5.06%) QA
2 40 (0.52%) Data Quality
2 40 (0.52%) GDPR
3 19 (0.25%) WCAG
4 16 (0.21%) PCI DSS
4 16 (0.21%) SLA
5 15 (0.20%) ISO 9001
6 14 (0.18%) Disclosure Scotland
6 14 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 13 (0.17%) PMO
8 11 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 8 (0.10%) ISAE 3402
9 8 (0.10%) ISO 22301
9 8 (0.10%) ISO 31000
9 8 (0.10%) ISO/IEC 27005
9 8 (0.10%) MISRA
9 8 (0.10%) MISRA C
9 8 (0.10%) WAI
10 6 (0.078%) TickIT
11 3 (0.039%) MiFID
System Software
1 478 (6.23%) Docker
2 98 (1.28%) Active Directory
3 32 (0.42%) VMware Infrastructure
4 25 (0.33%) Virtual Machines
5 20 (0.26%) Hyper-V
6 15 (0.20%) XenApp
7 12 (0.16%) VirtualBox
8 9 (0.12%) Microsoft App-V
9 8 (0.10%) ISA Server
9 8 (0.10%) Virtual Desktop
9 8 (0.10%) vSphere
10 6 (0.078%) Firmware
11 3 (0.039%) VMware ESXi
11 3 (0.039%) XenDesktop
12 2 (0.026%) ACF2
12 2 (0.026%) RACF
12 2 (0.026%) Squid
13 1 (0.013%) Apache Flume
13 1 (0.013%) Apache ZooKeeper
13 1 (0.013%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 244 (3.18%) Kubernetes
2 116 (1.51%) Ansible
3 115 (1.50%) Puppet
4 77 (1.00%) Kibana
5 75 (0.98%) Terraform
6 56 (0.73%) Grafana
7 54 (0.70%) Opscode Chef
8 35 (0.46%) Single Sign-On
9 22 (0.29%) CA Single Sign-On
9 22 (0.29%) Nessus
10 21 (0.27%) SCCM
11 20 (0.26%) HP Fortify
12 16 (0.21%) Salt
13 14 (0.18%) Nmap
14 12 (0.16%) Docker Swarm
14 12 (0.16%) Packer
15 11 (0.14%) HockeyApp
15 11 (0.14%) HP ALM
15 11 (0.14%) logstash
15 11 (0.14%) Rancher
Vendors
1 1,647 (21.47%) Microsoft
2 570 (7.43%) Oracle
3 195 (2.54%) Google
4 136 (1.77%) Sitecore
5 111 (1.45%) Xamarin
6 79 (1.03%) Atlassian
7 69 (0.90%) SAP
8 61 (0.80%) TIBCO
9 47 (0.61%) Citrix
9 47 (0.61%) VMware
10 45 (0.59%) Telerik
11 41 (0.53%) Adobe
11 41 (0.53%) Bloomberg
11 41 (0.53%) Tableau
12 40 (0.52%) DevExpress
13 35 (0.46%) Sybase
14 34 (0.44%) IBM
15 33 (0.43%) Salesforce.com
16 32 (0.42%) Apple
16 32 (0.42%) Red Hat