Period
to 11 May 2021

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 11 May 2021 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
11 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 34 19 19
Rank change year-on-year -15 0 -4
Contract jobs citing C# 2,532 3,319 6,808
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 5.70% 7.19% 8.01%
As % of the Programming Languages category 13.88% 17.57% 18.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,867 2,486 5,260
10th Percentile £335 £325 £325
25th Percentile £405 £386 £375
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £475 £450
Median % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
75th Percentile £638 £575 £538
90th Percentile £725 £663 £638
UK median daily rate £475 £463 £450
% change year-on-year +2.70% +2.78% +4.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 32 74
10th Percentile £34.00 £20.50 £32.03
25th Percentile £38.44 £40.50 £40.38
Median hourly rate £45.00 £47.83 £45.00
Median % change year-on-year -5.92% +6.29% +4.65%
75th Percentile £50.73 £52.50 £50.06
90th Percentile £57.50 £53.68 £56.75
UK median hourly rate £45.00 £47.50 £44.92
% change year-on-year -5.26% +5.76% +4.45%

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 18,237 18,888 36,726
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 41.04% 40.89% 43.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 13,012 13,443 26,127
10th Percentile £325 £325 £325
25th Percentile £406 £406 £400
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £500 £488
Median % change year-on-year - +2.56% +2.63%
75th Percentile £600 £588 £575
90th Percentile £688 £670 £650
UK median daily rate £500 £485 £475
% change year-on-year +3.09% +2.11% +2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 369 323 572
10th Percentile £18.21 £17.30 £18.00
25th Percentile £25.00 £21.57 £31.25
Median hourly rate £42.50 £43.00 £44.00
Median % change year-on-year -1.16% -2.27% +10.00%
75th Percentile £52.50 £50.00 £50.00
90th Percentile £60.00 £57.90 £53.75
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £43.00
% change year-on-year - -1.16% +7.50%

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 11 May 2021.

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 11 May 2021.

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 11 May 2021. 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 -11 1,592 £575 +9.63% 757
North of England +3 245 £400 +3.23% 595
South East -19 227 £425 +2.41% 474
North West +3 157 £400 - 343
Midlands -16 150 £400 -5.88% 405
South West -24 101 £450 +4.01% 202
West Midlands -28 96 £400 -13.04% 211
East of England -12 86 £425 - 193
Yorkshire +1 71 £400 +6.67% 183
East Midlands -10 48 £363 +3.57% 191
North East +7 17 £413 +4.43% 69
C#
UK

For the 6 months to 11 May 2021, 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 1,746 (68.96%) .NET
2 1,059 (41.82%) Azure
3 922 (36.41%) Agile Software Development
4 895 (35.35%) SQL
5 746 (29.46%) JavaScript
6 641 (25.32%) .NET Core
7 610 (24.09%) DevOps
8 598 (23.62%) SQL Server
9 500 (19.75%) Software Engineering
10 460 (18.17%) TDD
11 433 (17.10%) Java
12 428 (16.90%) Microsoft
12 428 (16.90%) Finance
13 421 (16.63%) Microservices
14 408 (16.11%) Python
15 405 (16.00%) ASP.NET
16 394 (15.56%) C++
17 380 (15.01%) AngularJS
18 375 (14.81%) Social Skills
19 360 (14.22%) HTML
20 345 (13.63%) Test Automation
21 342 (13.51%) Banking
22 335 (13.23%) AWS
23 318 (12.56%) React
24 309 (12.20%) .NET Framework
24 309 (12.20%) Front Office
25 301 (11.89%) CSS
26 282 (11.14%) MVC
27 276 (10.90%) Git (software)
28 262 (10.35%) Kubernetes

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 89 (3.52%) SharePoint
2 43 (1.70%) IIS
3 37 (1.46%) Confluence
4 36 (1.42%) BizTalk Server
5 31 (1.22%) Apache Spark
6 28 (1.11%) Apache
6 28 (1.11%) CMS
7 23 (0.91%) NServiceBus
7 23 (0.91%) Oracle Coherence
8 20 (0.79%) Elasticsearch
9 19 (0.75%) Umbraco
10 14 (0.55%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 11 (0.43%) EPiServer
11 11 (0.43%) SAS
12 8 (0.32%) SharePoint 2010
13 7 (0.28%) Apache Airflow
14 6 (0.24%) Mendix
15 5 (0.20%) SharePoint 2013
16 4 (0.16%) IBM Domino
16 4 (0.16%) Kentico
Applications
1 29 (1.15%) Microsoft Excel
2 20 (0.79%) Microsoft Office
3 10 (0.39%) Chatbot
4 7 (0.28%) InfoPath
4 7 (0.28%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 6 (0.24%) Maya
6 3 (0.12%) MS Visio
6 3 (0.12%) Photoshop
7 2 (0.079%) 3ds Max
7 2 (0.079%) Houdini
7 2 (0.079%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.079%) ZBrush
8 1 (0.039%) Adobe After Effects
8 1 (0.039%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.039%) Adobe Premiere
8 1 (0.039%) CINEMA 4D
8 1 (0.039%) Doxygen
8 1 (0.039%) Final Cut Pro
8 1 (0.039%) Microsoft Project
8 1 (0.039%) MotionBuilder
Business Applications
1 45 (1.78%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (0.43%) Summit
2 11 (0.43%) SunGard Martini
3 5 (0.20%) Magento
3 5 (0.20%) Shopify
4 4 (0.16%) Orchestrade
4 4 (0.16%) Sentinel
5 3 (0.12%) Cerner Millennium
5 3 (0.12%) Dynamics AX
5 3 (0.12%) Dynamics NAV
6 2 (0.079%) OPENHousing
6 2 (0.079%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 2 (0.079%) Teamcenter
6 2 (0.079%) Unit4 Business World
7 1 (0.039%) BusinessWorks
7 1 (0.039%) Payment Gateway
7 1 (0.039%) SAP CRM
7 1 (0.039%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
7 1 (0.039%) SystmOne
7 1 (0.039%) Toggl
Cloud Services
1 1,059 (41.82%) Azure
2 335 (13.23%) AWS
3 173 (6.83%) Serverless
4 137 (5.41%) Power Platform
5 131 (5.17%) Azure Service Bus
6 119 (4.70%) Azure Functions
7 102 (4.03%) PaaS
8 98 (3.87%) Azure Cosmos DB
9 81 (3.20%) GCP
10 78 (3.08%) Azure Logic Apps
11 65 (2.57%) GitHub
12 62 (2.45%) Azure Active Directory
13 61 (2.41%) Dynamics 365
14 55 (2.17%) AWS Lambda
15 53 (2.09%) Azure Storage
16 47 (1.86%) SaaS
17 46 (1.82%) AWS CloudFormation
17 46 (1.82%) IaaS
18 40 (1.58%) PowerApps
19 39 (1.54%) Azure Data Factory
Communications & Networking
1 30 (1.18%) HTTP
2 22 (0.87%) TCP/IP
3 16 (0.63%) Firewall
4 14 (0.55%) Ethernet
4 14 (0.55%) RS-485
5 13 (0.51%) Modbus
6 12 (0.47%) Network Security
7 10 (0.39%) Kerberos
7 10 (0.39%) RS-422
7 10 (0.39%) RTMP
8 9 (0.36%) ATM
9 7 (0.28%) WAN
10 6 (0.24%) DNS
10 6 (0.24%) Internet
11 4 (0.16%) DHCP
11 4 (0.16%) FTP
11 4 (0.16%) LAN
11 4 (0.16%) RS-232
11 4 (0.16%) SNMP
11 4 (0.16%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 598 (23.62%) SQL Server
2 151 (5.96%) Azure SQL Database
3 123 (4.86%) NoSQL
4 102 (4.03%) Power BI
5 101 (3.99%) Relational Database
6 87 (3.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 83 (3.28%) MongoDB
8 59 (2.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 57 (2.25%) MySQL
10 41 (1.62%) Data Warehouse
11 40 (1.58%) PostgreSQL
12 32 (1.26%) Data Lake
13 31 (1.22%) Oracle Database
14 28 (1.11%) Big Data
15 27 (1.07%) SQL Server 2008
16 24 (0.95%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 23 (0.91%) Amazon DynamoDB
17 23 (0.91%) Oracle Database 12c
18 22 (0.87%) SQL Server 2016
19 21 (0.83%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 276 (10.90%) Git (software)
2 205 (8.10%) Visual Studio
3 168 (6.64%) Jenkins
4 145 (5.73%) JIRA
5 126 (4.98%) Selenium
6 114 (4.50%) TeamCity
7 83 (3.28%) SpecFlow
8 71 (2.80%) Visual Studio Team System
9 68 (2.69%) Subversion
10 64 (2.53%) Octopus Deploy
11 63 (2.49%) Team Foundation Server
12 55 (2.17%) Postman
13 52 (2.05%) NUnit
14 45 (1.78%) Bitbucket
15 43 (1.70%) Cucumber
16 35 (1.38%) SoapUI
17 30 (1.18%) NetBeans
18 25 (0.99%) SonarQube
19 24 (0.95%) Moq
19 24 (0.95%) webpack
General
1 428 (16.90%) Finance
2 375 (14.81%) Social Skills
3 342 (13.51%) Banking
4 309 (12.20%) Front Office
5 213 (8.41%) Investment Banking
6 141 (5.57%) Analytical Skills
7 66 (2.61%) Public Sector
8 51 (2.01%) Games
9 43 (1.70%) Retail
10 42 (1.66%) Marketing
11 39 (1.54%) Law
12 33 (1.30%) Back Office
13 25 (0.99%) Aerospace
14 24 (0.95%) Electronics
15 19 (0.75%) Telecoms
16 18 (0.71%) Presentation Skills
17 17 (0.67%) Pharmaceutical
18 15 (0.59%) Military
19 13 (0.51%) French Language
19 13 (0.51%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 1,654 (65.32%) Developer
2 663 (26.18%) .NET Developer
3 648 (25.59%) C# Developer
4 255 (10.07%) C# .NET Developer
5 205 (8.10%) Software Engineer
6 172 (6.79%) Senior Developer
7 168 (6.64%) Full Stack Developer
8 140 (5.53%) Azure Developer
9 118 (4.66%) Software Developer
10 101 (3.99%) SQL Developer
11 100 (3.95%) C++ Developer
12 88 (3.48%) Lead Developer
13 84 (3.32%) React Developer
14 81 (3.20%) Consultant
15 75 (2.96%) Analyst
16 74 (2.92%) Senior .NET Developer
17 71 (2.80%) Architect
18 70 (2.76%) C# Software Engineer
19 68 (2.69%) Front Office Developer
20 64 (2.53%) .NET Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,746 (68.96%) .NET
2 641 (25.32%) .NET Core
3 405 (16.00%) ASP.NET
4 380 (15.01%) AngularJS
5 360 (14.22%) HTML
6 318 (12.56%) React
7 309 (12.20%) .NET Framework
8 301 (11.89%) CSS
9 246 (9.72%) ASP.NET Web API
10 237 (9.36%) Web Services
11 165 (6.52%) WPF
12 157 (6.20%) REST
13 145 (5.73%) RESTful
14 141 (5.57%) HTML5
15 136 (5.37%) Node.js
15 136 (5.37%) XML
16 128 (5.06%) ASP.NET Core
17 117 (4.62%) Entity Framework
18 114 (4.50%) jQuery
19 110 (4.34%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 231 (9.12%) Greenfield Project
2 201 (7.94%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 132 (5.21%) Derivative
4 106 (4.19%) Fixed Income
5 96 (3.79%) User Experience
6 75 (2.96%) Data Structures
7 73 (2.88%) Hedge funds
8 69 (2.73%) Cloud Native
9 61 (2.41%) Equities
10 56 (2.21%) Algorithms
10 56 (2.21%) Enterprise Software
11 47 (1.86%) Self-Motivation
12 45 (1.78%) Mobile App
13 31 (1.22%) N-Tier
14 29 (1.15%) Credit Risk
15 21 (0.83%) Public Cloud
16 18 (0.71%) Market Risk
17 16 (0.63%) NHS
18 15 (0.59%) Grid Computing
18 15 (0.59%) Interest Rate Derivative
Operating Systems
1 205 (8.10%) Windows
2 133 (5.25%) Linux
3 54 (2.13%) Android
4 47 (1.86%) Apple iOS
5 30 (1.18%) Unix
6 17 (0.67%) Windows 10
6 17 (0.67%) Windows Server
7 7 (0.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 7 (0.28%) Windows Server 2012
8 6 (0.24%) Windows Server 2016
9 5 (0.20%) CentOS
9 5 (0.20%) Windows Server 2008
10 4 (0.16%) Solaris
10 4 (0.16%) Ubuntu
11 2 (0.079%) AIX
11 2 (0.079%) Embedded Linux
11 2 (0.079%) Mac OS
11 2 (0.079%) VMS
11 2 (0.079%) VxWorks
11 2 (0.079%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 922 (36.41%) Agile Software Development
2 610 (24.09%) DevOps
3 500 (19.75%) Software Engineering
4 460 (18.17%) TDD
5 421 (16.63%) Microservices
6 345 (13.63%) Test Automation
7 282 (11.14%) MVC
8 259 (10.23%) Scrum
9 226 (8.93%) Continuous Integration
10 225 (8.89%) BDD
11 187 (7.39%) Unit Testing
12 161 (6.36%) Analytics
13 156 (6.16%) Problem-Solving
14 154 (6.08%) OO
15 148 (5.85%) Multithreading
16 135 (5.33%) SDLC
17 124 (4.90%) Continuous Improvement
18 116 (4.58%) Fintech
19 113 (4.46%) Business Intelligence
20 107 (4.23%) Computer Science
Programming Languages
1 895 (35.35%) SQL
2 746 (29.46%) JavaScript
3 433 (17.10%) Java
4 408 (16.11%) Python
5 394 (15.56%) C++
6 235 (9.28%) TypeScript
7 212 (8.37%) PowerShell
8 142 (5.61%) T-SQL
9 102 (4.03%) PL/SQL
10 88 (3.48%) Go
11 70 (2.76%) C
12 57 (2.25%) Scala
13 55 (2.17%) VB
14 50 (1.97%) Kotlin
15 45 (1.78%) VB.NET
16 37 (1.46%) PHP
17 34 (1.34%) Perl
17 34 (1.34%) Ruby
18 30 (1.18%) VBA
19 29 (1.15%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 193 (7.62%) Security Cleared
2 155 (6.12%) Degree
3 139 (5.49%) SC Cleared
4 38 (1.50%) Computer Science Degree
5 37 (1.46%) DV Cleared
6 21 (0.83%) ISTQB
7 12 (0.47%) ISEB
7 12 (0.47%) PhD
8 11 (0.43%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 9 (0.36%) Microsoft Certification
10 8 (0.32%) Master's Degree
11 7 (0.28%) AWS Certification
11 7 (0.28%) Numerate Degree
12 6 (0.24%) BPSS Clearance
13 3 (0.12%) BC Cleared
13 3 (0.12%) Chartered Engineer
13 3 (0.12%) Postgraduate
14 2 (0.079%) DBS Check
15 1 (0.039%) CFA
15 1 (0.039%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 138 (5.45%) QA
2 10 (0.39%) SLA
3 9 (0.36%) WCAG
4 4 (0.16%) Data Quality
4 4 (0.16%) PCI DSS
5 3 (0.12%) MiFID
5 3 (0.12%) NCSC
6 2 (0.079%) Cyber Essentials
6 2 (0.079%) Dodd-Frank
6 2 (0.079%) HL7
6 2 (0.079%) IEC 61508
6 2 (0.079%) NIST
7 1 (0.039%) GDPR
7 1 (0.039%) Good Clinical Practice
7 1 (0.039%) MISRA
7 1 (0.039%) MISRA C
System Software
1 251 (9.91%) Docker
2 82 (3.24%) Active Directory
3 10 (0.39%) Virtual Machines
4 7 (0.28%) Firmware
5 5 (0.20%) VMware Infrastructure
6 2 (0.079%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
6 2 (0.079%) LXC
6 2 (0.079%) Platform Symphony
6 2 (0.079%) vSphere
7 1 (0.039%) BitLocker
7 1 (0.039%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (0.039%) Virtual Desktop
7 1 (0.039%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.039%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 262 (10.35%) Kubernetes
2 165 (6.52%) Terraform
3 76 (3.00%) Ansible
4 29 (1.15%) Opscode Chef
5 22 (0.87%) Prometheus
6 14 (0.55%) Grafana
7 13 (0.51%) MIIS
7 13 (0.51%) Puppet
8 11 (0.43%) HP Quality Center
9 10 (0.39%) HP ALM
9 10 (0.39%) ZABBIX
10 9 (0.36%) Single Sign-On
11 8 (0.32%) HP Fortify
12 7 (0.28%) CA Single Sign-On
13 5 (0.20%) Istio
13 5 (0.20%) ITRS Geneos
14 3 (0.12%) SCOM
14 3 (0.12%) SCVMM
15 2 (0.079%) Tivoli Storage Manager
15 2 (0.079%) WSUS
Vendors
1 428 (16.90%) Microsoft
2 250 (9.87%) Oracle
3 42 (1.66%) Xamarin
4 39 (1.54%) Google
5 32 (1.26%) HP
6 31 (1.22%) MuleSoft
7 30 (1.18%) DevExpress
8 28 (1.11%) Splunk
9 26 (1.03%) Databricks
10 25 (0.99%) TIBCO
11 23 (0.91%) Salesforce.com
12 21 (0.83%) New Relic
13 19 (0.75%) SAP
14 18 (0.71%) Sitecore
15 17 (0.67%) ServiceNow
16 16 (0.63%) Sybase
16 16 (0.63%) Telerik
17 15 (0.59%) IBM
18 13 (0.51%) Atlassian
18 13 (0.51%) VMware