Period
to 20 June 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 20 June 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
20 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 18 14 18
Rank change year-on-year -4 +4 +4
Contract jobs citing C# 6,593 7,626 6,362
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 7.95% 8.37% 7.58%
As % of the Programming Languages category 18.52% 19.17% 18.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,037 5,725 4,606
England median daily rate £450 £445 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.12% +5.95% +5.00%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £288
90th Percentile £638 £650 £617
UK median daily rate £450 £430 £408
% change year-on-year +4.65% +5.33% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 79 93 147
England median hourly rate £44.92 £42.50 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.68% - +8.97%
10th Percentile £33.32 £27.50 £25.00
90th Percentile £55.50 £48.75 £57.50
UK median hourly rate £43.25 £42.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year +1.76% - +8.63%

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 35,602 39,786 34,847
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 42.94% 43.65% 41.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 24,898 27,943 24,010
England median daily rate £480 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £300
90th Percentile £650 £638 £625
UK median daily rate £475 £460 £438
% change year-on-year +3.26% +5.14% +4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 626 716 757
England median hourly rate £43.00 £41.50 £41.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.61% +0.61% +7.14%
10th Percentile £18.22 £17.52 £17.65
90th Percentile £55.00 £53.75 £53.75
UK median hourly rate £42.87 £41.00 £41.13
% change year-on-year +4.55% -0.30% +6.82%

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 20 June 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 20 June 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 20 June 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 -4 3,091 £500 - 725
South East +7 1,272 £450 +12.50% 577
North of England -1 945 £385 +5.48% 606
Midlands -4 612 £400 +5.26% 429
North West 0 511 £388 +3.33% 336
South West -8 450 £413 +10.00% 243
West Midlands -1 393 £425 +13.33% 226
Yorkshire -9 329 £375 +2.74% 228
East of England -17 230 £413 +3.13% 220
East Midlands -3 196 £378 -0.66% 203
North East +23 105 £400 +23.08% 42
C#
UK

For the 6 months to 20 June 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 4,847 (73.52%) .NET
2 2,901 (44.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2,358 (35.77%) SQL
4 2,332 (35.37%) JavaScript
5 2,277 (34.54%) SQL Server
6 2,150 (32.61%) Microsoft Azure
7 1,687 (25.59%) MVC
8 1,686 (25.57%) ASP.NET
9 1,503 (22.80%) Microsoft
9 1,503 (22.80%) AngularJS
10 1,440 (21.84%) HTML
11 1,399 (21.22%) TDD
12 1,329 (20.16%) CSS
13 1,328 (20.14%) Finance
14 1,144 (17.35%) ASP.NET Web API
15 1,120 (16.99%) .NET Framework
16 956 (14.50%) .NET Core
17 953 (14.45%) Scrum
18 913 (13.85%) Web Services
19 885 (13.42%) Test Automation
20 843 (12.79%) Java
21 832 (12.62%) DevOps
22 819 (12.42%) Git (software)
23 803 (12.18%) Visual Studio
24 773 (11.72%) ASP.NET MVC
25 752 (11.41%) Microservices
26 747 (11.33%) BDD
27 693 (10.51%) Continuous Integration
28 685 (10.39%) Software Engineering
29 655 (9.93%) React

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
1 321 (4.87%) SharePoint
2 150 (2.28%) CMS
3 145 (2.20%) IIS
4 133 (2.02%) Confluence
5 123 (1.87%) Umbraco
6 75 (1.14%) BizTalk Server
7 66 (1.00%) Apache Spark
8 61 (0.93%) Elasticsearch
9 60 (0.91%) SharePoint 2013
10 48 (0.73%) SharePoint 2010
11 38 (0.58%) Apache
11 38 (0.58%) Tomcat
12 35 (0.53%) nginx
13 34 (0.52%) Sitecore CMS
13 34 (0.52%) WebSphere
14 32 (0.49%) NServiceBus
15 30 (0.46%) Oracle SOA Suite
16 28 (0.42%) EPiServer
17 27 (0.41%) JBoss
18 26 (0.39%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 150 (2.28%) Microsoft Excel
2 45 (0.68%) Microsoft Office
3 14 (0.21%) MS Visio
4 9 (0.14%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 8 (0.12%) Microsoft Project
6 6 (0.091%) Chatbot
7 5 (0.076%) Photoshop
8 4 (0.061%) InfoPath
9 1 (0.015%) FileZilla
9 1 (0.015%) Notepad++
9 1 (0.015%) Spreadsheet
9 1 (0.015%) Stata
Business Applications
1 367 (5.57%) Dynamics CRM
2 22 (0.33%) Dynamics AX
2 22 (0.33%) Endur
3 11 (0.17%) Visualfiles
4 10 (0.15%) Markit EDM
5 9 (0.14%) Dynamics NAV
6 8 (0.12%) SDL Web 8
7 7 (0.11%) RMDS
8 6 (0.091%) NetSuite
9 5 (0.076%) Magento
10 4 (0.061%) Eikon
10 4 (0.061%) Revive Adserver
11 3 (0.046%) Payment Gateway
11 3 (0.046%) Remedy ITSM
11 3 (0.046%) SAP MII
12 2 (0.030%) Cognos Business Intelligence
12 2 (0.030%) Exstream
12 2 (0.030%) ION MarketView
12 2 (0.030%) Sage 200
12 2 (0.030%) Scribe Insight
Cloud Services
1 2,150 (32.61%) Microsoft Azure
2 589 (8.93%) Amazon AWS
3 278 (4.22%) Serverless
4 260 (3.94%) Dynamics 365
5 202 (3.06%) Power Platform
6 199 (3.02%) PaaS
7 177 (2.68%) Azure Functions
8 139 (2.11%) GitHub
9 128 (1.94%) Office 365
10 127 (1.93%) SaaS
11 119 (1.80%) Azure Active Directory
12 87 (1.32%) Google Cloud Platform
13 84 (1.27%) IaaS
14 80 (1.21%) Azure Data Factory
15 57 (0.86%) npm
16 37 (0.56%) AWS Lambda
17 29 (0.44%) AWS CloudFormation
17 29 (0.44%) OpenShift
17 29 (0.44%) PowerApps
18 28 (0.42%) Microsoft Flow
Communications & Networking
1 83 (1.26%) TCP/IP
2 75 (1.14%) HTTP
3 40 (0.61%) Ethernet
4 37 (0.56%) Internet
5 34 (0.52%) SSL
6 30 (0.46%) FTP
7 24 (0.36%) AMQP
8 23 (0.35%) Firewall
9 20 (0.30%) DNS
10 18 (0.27%) Kerberos
10 18 (0.27%) SSH
11 17 (0.26%) Intranet
12 15 (0.23%) SNMP
13 13 (0.20%) Network Security
13 13 (0.20%) Skype
14 9 (0.14%) Reverse Proxy
14 9 (0.14%) SMTP
15 7 (0.11%) H.323
16 6 (0.091%) NFC
16 6 (0.091%) TETRA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2,277 (34.54%) SQL Server
2 359 (5.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 321 (4.87%) NoSQL
4 265 (4.02%) Data Warehouse
5 243 (3.69%) Relational Database
6 214 (3.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 203 (3.08%) Azure SQL Database
8 182 (2.76%) Cosmos DB
9 175 (2.65%) Power BI
10 161 (2.44%) MongoDB
11 160 (2.43%) SQL Server 2012
12 148 (2.24%) Big Data
13 121 (1.84%) MySQL
14 116 (1.76%) Redis
15 110 (1.67%) SQL Server 2008
16 96 (1.46%) Data Lake
17 94 (1.43%) SQL Server Analysis Services
18 89 (1.35%) SQL Server 2014
19 82 (1.24%) SQL Server 2016
20 81 (1.23%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 819 (12.42%) Git (software)
2 803 (12.18%) Visual Studio
3 534 (8.10%) Team Foundation Server
4 443 (6.72%) Selenium
5 358 (5.43%) Visual Studio Team System
6 334 (5.07%) SpecFlow
7 333 (5.05%) Jenkins
8 317 (4.81%) JIRA
8 317 (4.81%) TeamCity
9 202 (3.06%) NUnit
10 198 (3.00%) Octopus Deploy
11 141 (2.14%) WebDriver
12 123 (1.87%) Cucumber
13 98 (1.49%) Jasmine
14 92 (1.40%) gulp
15 91 (1.38%) Subversion
16 85 (1.29%) MSTest
17 81 (1.23%) JMeter
18 75 (1.14%) Bitbucket
18 75 (1.14%) SoapUI
General
1 1,328 (20.14%) Finance
2 429 (6.51%) Banking
3 399 (6.05%) Front Office
4 172 (2.61%) Retail
5 121 (1.84%) Investment Banking
6 113 (1.71%) Law
7 109 (1.65%) Telecoms
8 102 (1.55%) Back Office
9 93 (1.41%) Marketing
10 86 (1.30%) Legal
11 82 (1.24%) Manufacturing
12 76 (1.15%) Financial Institution
13 73 (1.11%) Games
14 50 (0.76%) Electronics
15 49 (0.74%) Aerospace
16 44 (0.67%) Military
17 35 (0.53%) Automotive
18 27 (0.41%) Publishing
19 23 (0.35%) Advertising
20 20 (0.30%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 4,736 (71.83%) Developer
2 2,006 (30.43%) .NET Developer
3 1,809 (27.44%) C# Developer
4 924 (14.01%) C# .NET Developer
5 557 (8.45%) Full Stack Developer
6 448 (6.80%) Senior Developer
7 408 (6.19%) Software Developer
8 378 (5.73%) SQL Developer
9 331 (5.02%) Angular Developer
10 257 (3.90%) Software Engineer
11 244 (3.70%) Azure Developer
12 221 (3.35%) Senior .NET Developer
13 216 (3.28%) Analyst
14 210 (3.19%) ASP.NET Developer
15 204 (3.09%) Tester
16 200 (3.03%) Architect
17 196 (2.97%) React Developer
18 165 (2.50%) Senior C# Developer
19 159 (2.41%) C# ASP.NET Developer
20 152 (2.31%) CRM Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4,847 (73.52%) .NET
2 1,686 (25.57%) ASP.NET
3 1,503 (22.80%) AngularJS
4 1,440 (21.84%) HTML
5 1,329 (20.16%) CSS
6 1,144 (17.35%) ASP.NET Web API
7 1,120 (16.99%) .NET Framework
8 956 (14.50%) .NET Core
9 913 (13.85%) Web Services
10 773 (11.72%) ASP.NET MVC
11 655 (9.93%) React
12 650 (9.86%) jQuery
13 626 (9.49%) REST
14 555 (8.42%) Entity Framework
15 539 (8.18%) RESTful
16 509 (7.72%) WCF
17 483 (7.33%) HTML5
18 444 (6.73%) XML
19 431 (6.54%) JSON
20 395 (5.99%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 507 (7.69%) Greenfield Project
2 279 (4.23%) Analytical Skills
3 224 (3.40%) User Experience
4 202 (3.06%) Enterprise Software
5 188 (2.85%) Hedge funds
6 170 (2.58%) Mobile App
7 158 (2.40%) Derivative
8 148 (2.24%) Fixed Income
9 109 (1.65%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 107 (1.62%) Self-Motivation
11 92 (1.40%) Algorithms
12 64 (0.97%) Equities
13 63 (0.96%) Data Structures
14 55 (0.83%) Data Protection Act
15 53 (0.80%) Digital Media
16 40 (0.61%) N-Tier
17 35 (0.53%) Management Information System
18 34 (0.52%) Equity Derivative
19 33 (0.50%) OTC Derivatives
20 28 (0.42%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 568 (8.62%) Windows
2 236 (3.58%) Linux
3 122 (1.85%) Android
4 91 (1.38%) Apple iOS
5 63 (0.96%) Windows Server
6 56 (0.85%) Unix
7 35 (0.53%) Windows Server 2012
8 26 (0.39%) Ubuntu
9 18 (0.27%) Windows 10
10 14 (0.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 13 (0.20%) CentOS
12 12 (0.18%) VMS
12 12 (0.18%) Windows Server 2008
13 10 (0.15%) Windows 7
14 7 (0.11%) Debian
14 7 (0.11%) Solaris
14 7 (0.11%) Windows 8
15 4 (0.061%) Mac OS
15 4 (0.061%) Windows Server 2003
15 4 (0.061%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,901 (44.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1,687 (25.59%) MVC
3 1,399 (21.22%) TDD
4 953 (14.45%) Scrum
5 885 (13.42%) Test Automation
6 832 (12.62%) DevOps
7 752 (11.41%) Microservices
8 747 (11.33%) BDD
9 693 (10.51%) Continuous Integration
10 685 (10.39%) Software Engineering
11 531 (8.05%) Unit Testing
12 519 (7.87%) OO
13 494 (7.49%) SOLID
14 431 (6.54%) CRM
15 394 (5.98%) SDLC
16 378 (5.73%) Problem-Solving
17 377 (5.72%) Web Development
18 326 (4.94%) Business Intelligence
19 295 (4.47%) Migration
20 287 (4.35%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 2,358 (35.77%) SQL
2 2,332 (35.37%) JavaScript
3 843 (12.79%) Java
4 532 (8.07%) T-SQL
5 530 (8.04%) Python
6 525 (7.96%) C++
7 434 (6.58%) TypeScript
8 381 (5.78%) PowerShell
9 317 (4.81%) VB.NET
10 184 (2.79%) VB
11 156 (2.37%) VBA
12 122 (1.85%) Ruby
13 121 (1.84%) PL/SQL
14 109 (1.65%) C
15 91 (1.38%) Scala
16 83 (1.26%) PHP
17 57 (0.86%) R
18 49 (0.74%) Shell Script
19 47 (0.71%) ES6
20 44 (0.67%) VB6
Qualifications
1 337 (5.11%) Security Cleared
2 321 (4.87%) Degree
3 259 (3.93%) SC Cleared
4 70 (1.06%) Computer Science Degree
5 58 (0.88%) DV Cleared
6 32 (0.49%) ISTQB
7 30 (0.46%) PhD
8 24 (0.36%) ISEB
9 21 (0.32%) Microsoft Certification
10 18 (0.27%) BPSS Clearance
10 18 (0.27%) Master's Degree
11 15 (0.23%) DBS Check
11 15 (0.23%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 12 (0.18%) CISSP
13 10 (0.15%) CTC Cleared
14 9 (0.14%) Numerate Degree
14 9 (0.14%) SANS
15 8 (0.12%) OSCP
16 6 (0.091%) CREST Certified
17 5 (0.076%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 358 (5.43%) QA
2 24 (0.36%) SLA
3 23 (0.35%) GDPR
3 23 (0.35%) PCI DSS
4 20 (0.30%) WCAG
5 19 (0.29%) Data Quality
6 12 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 9 (0.14%) GxP
8 8 (0.12%) NIST
8 8 (0.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 7 (0.11%) ISO 9001
10 6 (0.091%) IFRS
10 6 (0.091%) MiFID
10 6 (0.091%) NCSC
10 6 (0.091%) PSD2
11 5 (0.076%) HL7
12 4 (0.061%) Disclosure Scotland
12 4 (0.061%) ISAE 3402
12 4 (0.061%) ISO 22301
12 4 (0.061%) ISO/IEC 27005
System Software
1 449 (6.81%) Docker
2 172 (2.61%) Active Directory
3 52 (0.79%) Virtual Machines
4 14 (0.21%) VMware Infrastructure
5 9 (0.14%) XenApp
6 8 (0.12%) Microsoft App-V
6 8 (0.12%) VMware ESXi
7 5 (0.076%) HDFS
7 5 (0.076%) Hyper-V
8 4 (0.061%) ISA Server
8 4 (0.061%) Virtual Desktop
9 3 (0.046%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 2 (0.030%) OpenDJ
10 2 (0.030%) OpenIDM
11 1 (0.015%) Firmware
11 1 (0.015%) Terminal Server
11 1 (0.015%) vSphere
11 1 (0.015%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 267 (4.05%) Kubernetes
2 99 (1.50%) Ansible
3 71 (1.08%) Terraform
4 70 (1.06%) Puppet
5 56 (0.85%) Opscode Chef
6 35 (0.53%) SCCM
7 23 (0.35%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 21 (0.32%) Nessus
9 20 (0.30%) WSUS
10 19 (0.29%) HP ALM
10 19 (0.29%) SCOM
11 18 (0.27%) Grafana
11 18 (0.27%) Kibana
12 17 (0.26%) Nmap
13 16 (0.24%) Single Sign-On
14 15 (0.23%) Red Hat Satellite
15 14 (0.21%) Microsoft Intune
16 11 (0.17%) SCOrch
17 8 (0.12%) HP Fortify
17 8 (0.12%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 1,503 (22.80%) Microsoft
2 427 (6.48%) Oracle
3 147 (2.23%) Xamarin
4 94 (1.43%) Google
5 83 (1.26%) Telerik
6 82 (1.24%) Sitecore
7 67 (1.02%) Atlassian
8 65 (0.99%) SAP
9 59 (0.89%) HP
10 49 (0.74%) Salesforce.com
10 49 (0.74%) Tableau
11 43 (0.65%) Databricks
12 41 (0.62%) IBM
12 41 (0.62%) TIBCO
13 36 (0.55%) Citrix
14 31 (0.47%) Reuters
15 30 (0.46%) Bloomberg
15 30 (0.46%) BMC
16 28 (0.42%) MuleSoft
17 25 (0.38%) VMware