Period
to 23 October 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 23 October 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
23 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 17 12 18
Rank change year-on-year -5 +6 +4
Contract jobs citing C# 6,080 8,258 6,905
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 7.87% 8.73% 7.49%
As % of the Programming Languages category 18.62% 19.43% 17.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,607 6,299 5,201
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £308
90th Percentile £631 £650 £630
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 75 96 127
England median hourly rate £47.50 £42.50 £43.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.76% -1.73% +10.61%
10th Percentile £35.00 £23.38 £25.00
90th Percentile £56.25 £54.38 £52.50
UK median hourly rate £45.00 £42.50 £43.25
% change year-on-year +5.88% -1.73% +8.13%

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 32,653 42,500 38,753
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 42.25% 44.95% 42.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 22,895 30,159 27,170
England median daily rate £488 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.63% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £325 £319 £310
90th Percentile £650 £650 £638
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 613 642 746
England median hourly rate £45.00 £42.27 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.47% +5.66% +6.67%
10th Percentile £19.25 £17.28 £16.25
90th Percentile £55.00 £52.50 £53.00
UK median hourly rate £44.00 £42.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +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 23 October 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 23 October 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 23 October 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 2,869 £513 -2.38% 981
South East 0 1,128 £430 +3.61% 875
North of England -5 735 £388 +3.33% 785
South West -4 550 £425 +6.25% 436
Midlands +2 529 £400 +3.23% 542
North West -6 385 £386 +3.00% 416
West Midlands -1 318 £414 +3.44% 300
Yorkshire -9 268 £378 +0.67% 298
East of England +7 258 £425 +6.25% 274
East Midlands 0 196 £400 +6.67% 238
North East +15 83 £406 +6.91% 71
C#
UK

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 4,226 (69.51%) .NET
2 2,553 (41.99%) Agile Software Development
3 2,149 (35.35%) JavaScript
4 2,142 (35.23%) Azure
5 2,019 (33.21%) SQL
6 1,913 (31.46%) SQL Server
7 1,425 (23.44%) ASP.NET
8 1,375 (22.62%) AngularJS
9 1,373 (22.58%) Microsoft
10 1,370 (22.53%) MVC
11 1,304 (21.45%) TDD
12 1,251 (20.58%) Finance
13 1,108 (18.22%) HTML
14 1,081 (17.78%) CSS
15 993 (16.33%) .NET Core
16 941 (15.48%) Test Automation
17 939 (15.44%) .NET Framework
18 934 (15.36%) DevOps
19 927 (15.25%) Java
20 867 (14.26%) ASP.NET Web API
21 816 (13.42%) React
21 816 (13.42%) Scrum
22 766 (12.60%) Microservices
23 745 (12.25%) Software Engineering
24 727 (11.96%) Web Services
25 726 (11.94%) Git (software)
26 648 (10.66%) Python
27 640 (10.53%) Continuous Integration
28 615 (10.12%) BDD
29 597 (9.82%) ASP.NET MVC

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
1 255 (4.19%) SharePoint
2 141 (2.32%) IIS
3 125 (2.06%) Confluence
4 108 (1.78%) Umbraco
5 84 (1.38%) CMS
6 61 (1.00%) BizTalk Server
7 57 (0.94%) Elasticsearch
8 39 (0.64%) Apache Spark
8 39 (0.64%) SharePoint 2013
9 35 (0.58%) nginx
10 33 (0.54%) Sitecore CMS
11 32 (0.53%) Apache
12 30 (0.49%) EPiServer
13 26 (0.43%) JBoss
14 23 (0.38%) NServiceBus
15 17 (0.28%) SharePoint 2010
16 16 (0.26%) Tomcat
17 15 (0.25%) WebLogic
18 13 (0.21%) Kentico
19 10 (0.16%) Documentum
Applications
1 116 (1.91%) Microsoft Excel
2 41 (0.67%) Microsoft Office
3 25 (0.41%) MS Visio
4 13 (0.21%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 8 (0.13%) Microsoft Project
6 6 (0.099%) Spreadsheet
7 5 (0.082%) Adobe Illustrator
7 5 (0.082%) Chatbot
8 4 (0.066%) InfoPath
8 4 (0.066%) Photoshop
9 3 (0.049%) Adobe XD
10 2 (0.033%) AutoCAD
10 2 (0.033%) Inkscape
11 1 (0.016%) FileZilla
11 1 (0.016%) Fireworks
11 1 (0.016%) Notepad++
11 1 (0.016%) Sketch
11 1 (0.016%) UXPin
Business Applications
1 267 (4.39%) Dynamics CRM
2 20 (0.33%) Endur
3 19 (0.31%) Dynamics AX
3 19 (0.31%) FINCAD Analytics
4 17 (0.28%) ION MarketView
5 14 (0.23%) Dynamics NAV
6 11 (0.18%) Visualfiles
7 8 (0.13%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 7 (0.12%) SDL Web 8
9 4 (0.066%) Oracle EBS
9 4 (0.066%) Oracle ERP
10 3 (0.049%) Dynamics GP
10 3 (0.049%) Eikon
10 3 (0.049%) Magento
10 3 (0.049%) NetSuite
10 3 (0.049%) R3 Corda
10 3 (0.049%) SAP ERP
10 3 (0.049%) Unit4 Business World
11 2 (0.033%) Payment Gateway
11 2 (0.033%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 2,142 (35.23%) Azure
2 570 (9.38%) AWS
3 296 (4.87%) Serverless
4 288 (4.74%) Power Platform
5 234 (3.85%) Dynamics 365
6 190 (3.13%) GitHub
7 183 (3.01%) Azure Functions
8 136 (2.24%) PaaS
9 120 (1.97%) GCP
10 96 (1.58%) Azure Data Factory
10 96 (1.58%) Office 365
11 86 (1.41%) Azure Active Directory
12 84 (1.38%) SaaS
13 72 (1.18%) npm
14 55 (0.90%) IaaS
15 53 (0.87%) OpenShift
16 50 (0.82%) AWS Lambda
16 50 (0.82%) Cloud Computing
17 48 (0.79%) Amazon S3
18 29 (0.48%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 87 (1.43%) TCP/IP
2 46 (0.76%) HTTP
3 44 (0.72%) Ethernet
4 29 (0.48%) Internet
5 20 (0.33%) AMQP
5 20 (0.33%) SSL
6 17 (0.28%) Intranet
6 17 (0.28%) Network Security
7 15 (0.25%) Firewall
7 15 (0.25%) TETRA
8 11 (0.18%) DNS
9 10 (0.16%) Modbus
9 10 (0.16%) VPN
10 9 (0.15%) FTP
11 7 (0.12%) SSH
12 6 (0.099%) SAN
13 5 (0.082%) ATM
13 5 (0.082%) DHCP
14 4 (0.066%) Reverse Proxy
14 4 (0.066%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,913 (31.46%) SQL Server
2 406 (6.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 281 (4.62%) NoSQL
4 267 (4.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 265 (4.36%) Power BI
6 231 (3.80%) Relational Database
7 225 (3.70%) Data Warehouse
8 192 (3.16%) MongoDB
9 190 (3.13%) Azure SQL Database
10 165 (2.71%) Cosmos DB
11 124 (2.04%) Big Data
12 118 (1.94%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 116 (1.91%) Data Lake
14 115 (1.89%) MySQL
15 97 (1.60%) Redis
16 96 (1.58%) SQL Server 2012
17 94 (1.55%) PostgreSQL
18 82 (1.35%) SQL Server 2016
19 77 (1.27%) SQL Server 2008
20 67 (1.10%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 726 (11.94%) Git (software)
2 584 (9.61%) Visual Studio
3 450 (7.40%) Selenium
4 353 (5.81%) Team Foundation Server
5 306 (5.03%) TeamCity
6 298 (4.90%) Jenkins
7 283 (4.65%) JIRA
8 279 (4.59%) Visual Studio Team System
9 267 (4.39%) SpecFlow
10 198 (3.26%) Octopus Deploy
11 190 (3.13%) NUnit
12 150 (2.47%) Cucumber
13 130 (2.14%) WebDriver
14 102 (1.68%) Moq
15 100 (1.64%) MSTest
16 83 (1.37%) Jasmine
17 72 (1.18%) Bitbucket
18 71 (1.17%) webpack
19 67 (1.10%) gulp
19 67 (1.10%) JMeter
General
1 1,251 (20.58%) Finance
2 436 (7.17%) Front Office
3 352 (5.79%) Banking
4 187 (3.08%) Public Sector
5 143 (2.35%) Law
6 116 (1.91%) Retail
7 82 (1.35%) Telecoms
8 79 (1.30%) Back Office
8 79 (1.30%) Investment Banking
9 76 (1.25%) Marketing
10 55 (0.90%) Manufacturing
10 55 (0.90%) Military
11 50 (0.82%) Financial Institution
12 48 (0.79%) Aerospace
12 48 (0.79%) Games
13 31 (0.51%) Publishing
14 30 (0.49%) Electronics
15 26 (0.43%) Legal
16 20 (0.33%) Automotive
17 14 (0.23%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 4,217 (69.36%) Developer
2 1,732 (28.49%) .NET Developer
3 1,523 (25.05%) C# Developer
4 725 (11.92%) C# .NET Developer
5 481 (7.91%) Full Stack Developer
6 425 (6.99%) Senior Developer
7 373 (6.13%) Software Developer
8 362 (5.95%) Software Engineer
9 308 (5.07%) SQL Developer
10 305 (5.02%) Angular Developer
11 277 (4.56%) Azure Developer
12 228 (3.75%) React Developer
13 200 (3.29%) Architect
14 196 (3.22%) Senior .NET Developer
15 194 (3.19%) Analyst
16 175 (2.88%) Tester
17 167 (2.75%) DevOps Engineer
18 158 (2.60%) ASP.NET Developer
19 146 (2.40%) Lead Developer
20 137 (2.25%) JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4,226 (69.51%) .NET
2 1,425 (23.44%) ASP.NET
3 1,375 (22.62%) AngularJS
4 1,108 (18.22%) HTML
5 1,081 (17.78%) CSS
6 993 (16.33%) .NET Core
7 939 (15.44%) .NET Framework
8 867 (14.26%) ASP.NET Web API
9 816 (13.42%) React
10 727 (11.96%) Web Services
11 597 (9.82%) ASP.NET MVC
12 460 (7.57%) Node.js
13 448 (7.37%) Entity Framework
14 447 (7.35%) REST
15 434 (7.14%) jQuery
16 367 (6.04%) RESTful
17 345 (5.67%) XML
18 328 (5.39%) HTML5
19 325 (5.35%) JSON
20 308 (5.07%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 494 (8.13%) Greenfield Project
2 307 (5.05%) Analytical Skills
3 227 (3.73%) Enterprise Software
4 217 (3.57%) Derivative
5 180 (2.96%) Fixed Income
6 178 (2.93%) Hedge funds
7 162 (2.66%) User Experience
8 142 (2.34%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 112 (1.84%) Equities
10 100 (1.64%) Mobile App
11 87 (1.43%) Self-Motivation
12 49 (0.81%) Algorithms
13 44 (0.72%) Data Structures
14 42 (0.69%) Management Information System
15 39 (0.64%) Equity Derivative
16 38 (0.63%) Public Cloud
17 35 (0.58%) Digital Media
18 34 (0.56%) Cloud Native
19 32 (0.53%) Blog
20 30 (0.49%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 499 (8.21%) Windows
2 280 (4.61%) Linux
3 83 (1.37%) Unix
4 75 (1.23%) Android
5 64 (1.05%) Apple iOS
6 58 (0.95%) Windows Server
7 15 (0.25%) Ubuntu
8 14 (0.23%) Windows 10
9 13 (0.21%) CentOS
9 13 (0.21%) VMS
9 13 (0.21%) Windows Server 2012
10 12 (0.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 12 (0.20%) Windows Server 2008
11 11 (0.18%) Windows 8
12 7 (0.12%) CoreOS
13 6 (0.099%) Mac OS X
13 6 (0.099%) Windows 7
14 5 (0.082%) Windows Mobile
15 3 (0.049%) Debian
16 2 (0.033%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,553 (41.99%) Agile Software Development
2 1,370 (22.53%) MVC
3 1,304 (21.45%) TDD
4 941 (15.48%) Test Automation
5 934 (15.36%) DevOps
6 816 (13.42%) Scrum
7 766 (12.60%) Microservices
8 745 (12.25%) Software Engineering
9 640 (10.53%) Continuous Integration
10 615 (10.12%) BDD
11 482 (7.93%) Unit Testing
12 467 (7.68%) OO
13 357 (5.87%) SOLID
14 354 (5.82%) SDLC
15 345 (5.67%) Problem-Solving
16 339 (5.58%) CRM
17 338 (5.56%) Web Development
18 309 (5.08%) Front End Development
19 305 (5.02%) Kanban
20 269 (4.42%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 2,149 (35.35%) JavaScript
2 2,019 (33.21%) SQL
3 927 (15.25%) Java
4 648 (10.66%) Python
5 513 (8.44%) C++
6 480 (7.89%) TypeScript
7 370 (6.09%) T-SQL
8 367 (6.04%) PowerShell
9 254 (4.18%) VB.NET
10 150 (2.47%) C
11 141 (2.32%) VB
12 128 (2.11%) VBA
13 108 (1.78%) Ruby
14 88 (1.45%) R
15 75 (1.23%) PL/SQL
16 65 (1.07%) PHP
17 60 (0.99%) Scala
18 55 (0.90%) ES6
19 50 (0.82%) Go
20 49 (0.81%) VB6
Qualifications
1 366 (6.02%) Security Cleared
2 305 (5.02%) Degree
3 246 (4.05%) SC Cleared
4 78 (1.28%) Computer Science Degree
5 73 (1.20%) DV Cleared
6 57 (0.94%) ISTQB
7 36 (0.59%) ISEB
8 26 (0.43%) Microsoft Certification
9 25 (0.41%) DBS Check
10 21 (0.35%) Master's Degree
11 19 (0.31%) BPSS Clearance
12 17 (0.28%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 17 (0.28%) PhD
13 10 (0.16%) Numerate Degree
14 8 (0.13%) CTC Cleared
14 8 (0.13%) MCSD
14 8 (0.13%) SANS
15 6 (0.099%) CFA
16 4 (0.066%) BC Cleared
16 4 (0.066%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 321 (5.28%) QA
2 29 (0.48%) WCAG
3 18 (0.30%) MiFID
4 16 (0.26%) Data Quality
5 9 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 9 (0.15%) PMO
6 8 (0.13%) SLA
7 7 (0.12%) PSD2
8 6 (0.099%) ISO 9001
9 5 (0.082%) IEC 61508
10 4 (0.066%) ISO 14001
11 3 (0.049%) HL7
11 3 (0.049%) IFRS
11 3 (0.049%) NCSC
11 3 (0.049%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 2 (0.033%) PCI DSS
13 1 (0.016%) Basel III
13 1 (0.016%) Dublin Core
13 1 (0.016%) IFRS 9
13 1 (0.016%) JTAG
System Software
1 484 (7.96%) Docker
2 133 (2.19%) Active Directory
3 53 (0.87%) Virtual Machines
4 16 (0.26%) VMware Infrastructure
5 15 (0.25%) Hyper-V
6 10 (0.16%) LXC
7 6 (0.099%) HDFS
8 5 (0.082%) Firmware
9 4 (0.066%) XenApp
10 3 (0.049%) Microsoft App-V
10 3 (0.049%) VMware Workstation
11 1 (0.016%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 1 (0.016%) Terminal Server
11 1 (0.016%) Varnish
11 1 (0.016%) VirtualBox
11 1 (0.016%) vSphere
11 1 (0.016%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 292 (4.80%) Kubernetes
2 116 (1.91%) Ansible
3 75 (1.23%) Terraform
4 48 (0.79%) Puppet
5 40 (0.66%) Opscode Chef
6 31 (0.51%) Single Sign-On
7 30 (0.49%) Kibana
8 28 (0.46%) MIIS
9 27 (0.44%) Grafana
10 14 (0.23%) SCOM
11 13 (0.21%) WSUS
12 11 (0.18%) Forefront Identity Manager
12 11 (0.18%) Nessus
13 10 (0.16%) logstash
13 10 (0.16%) Microsoft Clustering
13 10 (0.16%) Nmap
13 10 (0.16%) Red Hat Satellite
13 10 (0.16%) SCCM
14 9 (0.15%) Microsoft Intune
15 7 (0.12%) Nagios
Vendors
1 1,373 (22.58%) Microsoft
2 325 (5.35%) Oracle
3 99 (1.63%) Xamarin
4 90 (1.48%) Google
5 77 (1.27%) Sitecore
6 70 (1.15%) Databricks
7 69 (1.13%) Bloomberg
8 64 (1.05%) Tableau
9 60 (0.99%) Atlassian
10 54 (0.89%) Reuters
11 42 (0.69%) Salesforce.com
12 41 (0.67%) TIBCO
13 31 (0.51%) SAP
14 29 (0.48%) HP
14 29 (0.48%) MuleSoft
15 28 (0.46%) Telerik
16 22 (0.36%) Remedy
17 21 (0.35%) Cognos
17 21 (0.35%) OpenLink
17 21 (0.35%) VMware