Period
to 17 November 2018

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 17 November 2018 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
17 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 13 17 22
Rank change year-on-year +4 +5 -1
Contract jobs citing C# 8,209 7,205 7,008
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 8.71% 7.62% 7.12%
As % of the Programming Languages category 19.32% 18.07% 17.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,359 5,503 5,087
England median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £315 £310 £288
90th Percentile £650 £638 £588
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 89 120 118
England median hourly rate £42.50 £43.75 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.86% +9.38% -
10th Percentile £21.95 £25.00 £18.85
90th Percentile £56.30 £51.38 £47.83
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £43.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year -2.30% +8.75% -0.47%

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 42,481 39,867 39,881
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 45.05% 42.17% 40.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 30,231 28,109 27,626
England median daily rate £475 £455 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.40% +7.06% +3.66%
10th Percentile £320 £310 £288
90th Percentile £650 £638 £594
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 616 756 822
England median hourly rate £42.00 £40.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +6.67% +1.35%
10th Percentile £17.08 £16.25 £14.50
90th Percentile £52.50 £52.50 £52.11
UK median hourly rate £41.53 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +3.83% +6.67% +1.35%

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 17 November 2018.

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 17 November 2018.

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 17 November 2018. 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 -1 4,047 £525 +5.00% 1,357
South East +17 1,450 £420 +12.00% 857
North of England +12 1,114 £375 +7.14% 986
Midlands +2 667 £400 +6.67% 663
South West +1 611 £400 +8.84% 442
North West +11 598 £375 +3.45% 490
West Midlands +1 426 £413 +10.00% 386
Yorkshire +15 425 £375 +10.29% 392
East of England -7 307 £400 +10.34% 386
East Midlands +4 236 £375 +3.45% 275
North East 0 91 £390 +6.12% 104
South Coast - 3 - -
C#
UK

For the 6 months to 17 November 2018, 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 5,893 (71.79%) .NET
2 3,637 (44.31%) Agile Software Development
3 3,020 (36.79%) SQL
4 2,779 (33.85%) SQL Server
5 2,719 (33.12%) JavaScript
6 2,393 (29.15%) ASP.NET
7 2,257 (27.49%) MVC
8 2,038 (24.83%) Microsoft Azure
9 1,799 (21.91%) Microsoft
10 1,764 (21.49%) AngularJS
11 1,745 (21.26%) HTML
12 1,719 (20.94%) TDD
13 1,615 (19.67%) Finance
14 1,520 (18.52%) CSS
15 1,453 (17.70%) ASP.NET Web API
16 1,406 (17.13%) .NET Framework
17 1,256 (15.30%) Test Automation
18 1,137 (13.85%) Scrum
19 1,092 (13.30%) ASP.NET MVC
20 1,078 (13.13%) Java
21 955 (11.63%) Continuous Integration
22 919 (11.20%) Git (software)
23 918 (11.18%) jQuery
24 895 (10.90%) Web Services
25 862 (10.50%) Visual Studio
26 853 (10.39%) BDD
27 843 (10.27%) Microservices
28 815 (9.93%) Windows
29 806 (9.82%) WCF
30 792 (9.65%) .NET Core

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
1 311 (3.79%) CMS
2 292 (3.56%) SharePoint
3 214 (2.61%) IIS
4 169 (2.06%) Umbraco
5 153 (1.86%) Elasticsearch
6 133 (1.62%) Confluence
7 130 (1.58%) NServiceBus
8 98 (1.19%) BizTalk Server
9 92 (1.12%) Sitecore CMS
10 83 (1.01%) Apache
11 69 (0.84%) nginx
12 68 (0.83%) Tomcat
13 65 (0.79%) SharePoint 2013
14 46 (0.56%) Apache Spark
15 41 (0.50%) Apache Solr
15 41 (0.50%) SharePoint 2010
16 37 (0.45%) EPiServer
17 35 (0.43%) OpenStack
17 35 (0.43%) WebSphere
18 30 (0.37%) WebLogic
Applications
1 156 (1.90%) Microsoft Excel
2 41 (0.50%) Spreadsheet
3 40 (0.49%) Microsoft Office
4 27 (0.33%) InfoPath
5 14 (0.17%) Photoshop
6 12 (0.15%) MS Visio
7 11 (0.13%) Chatbot
8 10 (0.12%) CATIA
8 10 (0.12%) Microsoft Project
9 7 (0.085%) Microsoft PowerPoint
10 6 (0.073%) Simulink
11 5 (0.061%) Maya
12 4 (0.049%) 3ds Max
12 4 (0.049%) Acrobat
12 4 (0.049%) Adobe Illustrator
13 2 (0.024%) InVision
14 1 (0.012%) Adobe After Effects
14 1 (0.012%) Adobe Captivate
14 1 (0.012%) AutoCAD
14 1 (0.012%) Revit
Business Applications
1 313 (3.81%) Dynamics CRM
2 17 (0.21%) Dynamics AX
3 14 (0.17%) Dynamics NAV
4 11 (0.13%) Markit EDM
5 9 (0.11%) ENOVIA
6 8 (0.097%) Endur
6 8 (0.097%) ION MarketView
7 7 (0.085%) Payment Gateway
7 7 (0.085%) RMDS
7 7 (0.085%) thinkFolio
8 6 (0.073%) Visualfiles
9 5 (0.061%) Elite 3E
10 4 (0.049%) Distributed Ledger
10 4 (0.049%) Oracle Retail
11 3 (0.037%) Bloomberg AIM
11 3 (0.037%) Oracle EBS
11 3 (0.037%) Sage 200
11 3 (0.037%) SDL Web 8
12 2 (0.024%) SunGard Martini
12 2 (0.024%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 2,038 (24.83%) Microsoft Azure
2 699 (8.52%) Amazon AWS
3 223 (2.72%) Dynamics 365
4 182 (2.22%) GitHub
5 156 (1.90%) SaaS
6 146 (1.78%) Serverless
7 108 (1.32%) Google Cloud Platform
7 108 (1.32%) Office 365
8 99 (1.21%) PaaS
9 86 (1.05%) Cloud Computing
10 71 (0.86%) IaaS
11 65 (0.79%) npm
12 63 (0.77%) Azure Functions
13 60 (0.73%) Azure Active Directory
14 49 (0.60%) Azure Data Factory
14 49 (0.60%) Google Analytics
14 49 (0.60%) NuGet
15 42 (0.51%) Amazon EC2
16 28 (0.34%) AWS Lambda
17 23 (0.28%) BrowserStack
Communications & Networking
1 201 (2.45%) HTTP
2 113 (1.38%) TCP/IP
3 96 (1.17%) Internet
4 67 (0.82%) SSL
5 50 (0.61%) AMQP
6 39 (0.48%) Firewall
7 36 (0.44%) DNS
8 34 (0.41%) Kerberos
9 24 (0.29%) Intranet
10 22 (0.27%) Ethernet
11 20 (0.24%) SMS
12 18 (0.22%) HTTPS
12 18 (0.22%) SAN
12 18 (0.22%) SNMP
12 18 (0.22%) VoIP
13 16 (0.19%) SMTP
14 14 (0.17%) Network Security
15 11 (0.13%) 802.11
15 11 (0.13%) VPN
15 11 (0.13%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2,779 (33.85%) SQL Server
2 439 (5.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 412 (5.02%) NoSQL
4 385 (4.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 289 (3.52%) MongoDB
6 269 (3.28%) Relational Database
7 178 (2.17%) SQL Server 2016
8 166 (2.02%) Data Warehouse
9 163 (1.99%) SQL Server 2012
10 159 (1.94%) Azure SQL Database
11 156 (1.90%) SQL Server 2008
12 138 (1.68%) MySQL
13 133 (1.62%) Power BI
14 122 (1.49%) Big Data
15 118 (1.44%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 117 (1.43%) Cosmos DB
17 108 (1.32%) RDBMS
18 96 (1.17%) Oracle Database
19 89 (1.08%) PostgreSQL
20 88 (1.07%) Redis
Development Applications
1 919 (11.20%) Git (software)
2 862 (10.50%) Visual Studio
3 729 (8.88%) Selenium
4 636 (7.75%) Team Foundation Server
5 566 (6.89%) TeamCity
6 512 (6.24%) JIRA
7 422 (5.14%) Jenkins
8 398 (4.85%) Visual Studio Team System
9 376 (4.58%) SpecFlow
10 344 (4.19%) Octopus Deploy
11 275 (3.35%) Cucumber
12 268 (3.26%) NUnit
13 236 (2.87%) Subversion
14 187 (2.28%) WebDriver
15 130 (1.58%) Moq
16 125 (1.52%) Bitbucket
17 107 (1.30%) Atlassian Bamboo
18 105 (1.28%) gulp
19 97 (1.18%) MSTest
20 89 (1.08%) JMeter
General
1 1,615 (19.67%) Finance
2 675 (8.22%) Banking
3 621 (7.56%) Front Office
4 271 (3.30%) Investment Banking
5 212 (2.58%) Retail
6 120 (1.46%) Law
7 119 (1.45%) Marketing
8 106 (1.29%) Telecoms
9 100 (1.22%) Financial Institution
10 98 (1.19%) Back Office
11 80 (0.97%) Games
12 78 (0.95%) Manufacturing
13 74 (0.90%) Legal
14 55 (0.67%) Advertising
15 50 (0.61%) Electronics
16 31 (0.38%) Automotive
17 29 (0.35%) Aerospace
17 29 (0.35%) Billing
18 27 (0.33%) Publishing
19 22 (0.27%) Military
Job Titles
1 6,198 (75.50%) Developer
2 2,816 (34.30%) .NET Developer
3 2,814 (34.28%) C# Developer
4 1,372 (16.71%) C# .NET Developer
5 705 (8.59%) Senior Developer
6 616 (7.50%) Full Stack Developer
7 554 (6.75%) SQL Developer
8 510 (6.21%) ASP.NET Developer
9 493 (6.01%) Angular Developer
10 425 (5.18%) C# ASP.NET Developer
11 405 (4.93%) Software Developer
12 383 (4.67%) Senior .NET Developer
13 326 (3.97%) Senior C# Developer
14 315 (3.84%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
15 313 (3.81%) Analyst
16 305 (3.72%) Azure Developer
17 269 (3.28%) JavaScript Developer
17 269 (3.28%) Software Engineer
18 266 (3.24%) Architect
19 234 (2.85%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5,893 (71.79%) .NET
2 2,393 (29.15%) ASP.NET
3 1,764 (21.49%) AngularJS
4 1,745 (21.26%) HTML
5 1,520 (18.52%) CSS
6 1,453 (17.70%) ASP.NET Web API
7 1,406 (17.13%) .NET Framework
8 1,092 (13.30%) ASP.NET MVC
9 918 (11.18%) jQuery
10 895 (10.90%) Web Services
11 806 (9.82%) WCF
12 792 (9.65%) .NET Core
13 789 (9.61%) Entity Framework
14 696 (8.48%) WPF
15 688 (8.38%) HTML5
16 682 (8.31%) REST
17 665 (8.10%) React
18 583 (7.10%) XML
19 452 (5.51%) Node.js
20 403 (4.91%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 718 (8.75%) Greenfield Project
2 410 (4.99%) Analytical Skills
3 377 (4.59%) Computer Science
4 322 (3.92%) Fintech
5 312 (3.80%) Fixed Income
6 281 (3.42%) User Experience
7 224 (2.73%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 201 (2.45%) Derivative
9 199 (2.42%) Mobile App
10 198 (2.41%) Hedge funds
11 196 (2.39%) Self-Motivation
12 193 (2.35%) Enterprise Software
13 116 (1.41%) Equities
14 111 (1.35%) Algorithms
15 87 (1.06%) Data Structures
16 81 (0.99%) Credit Risk
16 81 (0.99%) Market Risk
17 51 (0.62%) Public Cloud
18 48 (0.58%) Equity Derivative
18 48 (0.58%) Grid Computing
Operating Systems
1 815 (9.93%) Windows
2 397 (4.84%) Linux
3 164 (2.00%) Windows Server
4 146 (1.78%) Android
5 126 (1.53%) Apple iOS
6 112 (1.36%) Unix
7 66 (0.80%) Ubuntu
8 61 (0.74%) Windows Server 2012
9 31 (0.38%) Windows 7
10 27 (0.33%) CentOS
11 26 (0.32%) Windows 10
12 23 (0.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 22 (0.27%) Windows 8
14 20 (0.24%) Debian
14 20 (0.24%) Solaris
15 18 (0.22%) Windows Server 2008
16 12 (0.15%) Fedora
16 12 (0.15%) Kali Linux
17 11 (0.13%) Windows Server 2003
18 6 (0.073%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 3,637 (44.31%) Agile Software Development
2 2,257 (27.49%) MVC
3 1,719 (20.94%) TDD
4 1,256 (15.30%) Test Automation
5 1,137 (13.85%) Scrum
6 955 (11.63%) Continuous Integration
7 853 (10.39%) BDD
8 843 (10.27%) Microservices
9 745 (9.08%) DevOps
10 743 (9.05%) OO
11 741 (9.03%) Software Engineering
12 611 (7.44%) Problem-Solving
13 592 (7.21%) Unit Testing
14 555 (6.76%) SDLC
15 534 (6.51%) Web Development
16 523 (6.37%) E-Commerce
17 486 (5.92%) SOLID
18 440 (5.36%) Multithreading
19 388 (4.73%) CRM
20 318 (3.87%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 3,020 (36.79%) SQL
2 2,719 (33.12%) JavaScript
3 1,078 (13.13%) Java
4 684 (8.33%) Python
5 621 (7.56%) C++
6 589 (7.18%) T-SQL
7 427 (5.20%) TypeScript
8 426 (5.19%) PowerShell
9 297 (3.62%) VB.NET
10 215 (2.62%) C
11 172 (2.10%) PL/SQL
12 165 (2.01%) VB
13 158 (1.92%) VBA
14 146 (1.78%) Scala
15 130 (1.58%) Ruby
16 120 (1.46%) Perl
17 110 (1.34%) PHP
18 85 (1.04%) Bash Shell
19 77 (0.94%) Groovy
20 71 (0.86%) Go
Qualifications
1 528 (6.43%) Degree
2 354 (4.31%) Security Cleared
3 242 (2.95%) SC Cleared
4 166 (2.02%) Computer Science Degree
5 65 (0.79%) ISTQB
6 62 (0.76%) Microsoft Certification
7 54 (0.66%) ISEB
8 48 (0.58%) DV Cleared
9 30 (0.37%) Numerate Degree
10 28 (0.34%) BPSS Clearance
11 27 (0.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 27 (0.33%) Master's Degree
12 26 (0.32%) PhD
13 19 (0.23%) MCSE
14 18 (0.22%) CISSP
15 13 (0.16%) CREST Certified
15 13 (0.16%) TOGAF Certification
16 12 (0.15%) Postgraduate
17 11 (0.13%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
17 11 (0.13%) OSCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 437 (5.32%) QA
2 41 (0.50%) Data Quality
2 41 (0.50%) GDPR
3 18 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 18 (0.22%) WCAG
4 16 (0.19%) MISRA
4 16 (0.19%) MISRA C
5 15 (0.18%) PCI DSS
6 14 (0.17%) ISO 9001
7 13 (0.16%) MiFID
8 12 (0.15%) Disclosure Scotland
8 12 (0.15%) PMO
9 11 (0.13%) EMIR
9 11 (0.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 10 (0.12%) Dodd-Frank
11 9 (0.11%) SLA
12 8 (0.097%) WAI
13 7 (0.085%) ISO 22301
13 7 (0.085%) ISO 31000
13 7 (0.085%) ISO/IEC 27005
System Software
1 477 (5.81%) Docker
2 103 (1.25%) Active Directory
3 26 (0.32%) VMware Infrastructure
4 22 (0.27%) Hyper-V
5 14 (0.17%) Virtual Machines
6 12 (0.15%) VirtualBox
7 11 (0.13%) vSphere
8 7 (0.085%) ISA Server
8 7 (0.085%) XenApp
9 6 (0.073%) HDFS
9 6 (0.073%) Platform Symphony
10 4 (0.049%) Apache Flume
11 3 (0.037%) Microsoft App-V
11 3 (0.037%) Virtual Desktop
11 3 (0.037%) XenDesktop
12 2 (0.024%) ACF2
12 2 (0.024%) Firmware
12 2 (0.024%) RACF
13 1 (0.012%) OpenAM
13 1 (0.012%) Shibboleth
Systems Management
1 244 (2.97%) Kubernetes
2 109 (1.33%) Puppet
3 98 (1.19%) Ansible
4 74 (0.90%) Kibana
5 61 (0.74%) Terraform
6 58 (0.71%) Opscode Chef
7 50 (0.61%) Grafana
8 35 (0.43%) Single Sign-On
9 25 (0.30%) CA Single Sign-On
10 23 (0.28%) Nessus
11 20 (0.24%) Docker Swarm
11 20 (0.24%) HP Fortify
12 18 (0.22%) HP ALM
13 17 (0.21%) Salt
14 14 (0.17%) logstash
15 13 (0.16%) Nagios
15 13 (0.16%) WSUS
16 12 (0.15%) Nmap
16 12 (0.15%) Packer
17 11 (0.13%) Graylog
Vendors
1 1,799 (21.91%) Microsoft
2 575 (7.00%) Oracle
3 172 (2.10%) Google
4 169 (2.06%) Sitecore
5 100 (1.22%) Xamarin
6 76 (0.93%) SAP
7 72 (0.88%) Atlassian
8 58 (0.71%) TIBCO
9 45 (0.55%) DevExpress
9 45 (0.55%) Salesforce.com
9 45 (0.55%) Tableau
10 43 (0.52%) Adobe
11 42 (0.51%) VMware
12 40 (0.49%) Bloomberg
13 39 (0.48%) Citrix
14 37 (0.45%) Red Hat
14 37 (0.45%) Telerik
15 36 (0.44%) Sybase
16 33 (0.40%) Splunk
17 31 (0.38%) HP