Period
to 22 January 2020

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 22 January 2020 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
22 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 18 14 15
Rank change year-on-year -4 +1 +6
Contract jobs citing C# 5,004 7,661 7,295
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 7.57% 8.39% 7.95%
As % of the Programming Languages category 18.42% 18.77% 18.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,750 5,974 5,598
England median daily rate £450 £454 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.88% +0.89% +12.50%
10th Percentile £325 £323 £313
90th Percentile £638 £650 £650
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £438
% change year-on-year - +2.86% +9.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 89 94
England median hourly rate £47.83 £44.00 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.70% -2.22% +10.43%
10th Percentile £35.00 £23.27 £25.44
90th Percentile £55.00 £56.30 £48.75
UK median hourly rate £46.00 £43.75 £45.00
% change year-on-year +5.14% -2.78% +12.50%

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 27,160 40,820 38,942
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 41.09% 44.70% 42.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 18,845 28,935 27,691
England median daily rate £480 £480 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +1.05% +11.76%
10th Percentile £325 £325 £313
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 531 602 702
England median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% -
10th Percentile £17.00 £17.70 £16.76
90th Percentile £55.00 £52.50 £52.48
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £42.19 £40.00
% change year-on-year +0.73% +5.48% -

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 22 January 2020.

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 22 January 2020.

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 22 January 2020. 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 2,374 £513 +0.49% 888
South East -5 849 £425 - 827
North of England -6 680 £400 +6.67% 793
South West -5 451 £428 +3.71% 326
Midlands +7 427 £413 +3.13% 530
North West -7 370 £400 +3.90% 433
Yorkshire -5 245 £400 +6.67% 284
West Midlands -3 237 £450 +10.43% 288
East of England +2 208 £425 +3.03% 299
East Midlands +11 189 £375 - 241
North East +2 66 £425 -5.56% 77
C#
UK

For the 6 months to 22 January 2020, 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 3,606 (72.06%) .NET
2 2,029 (40.55%) Agile Software Development
3 1,858 (37.13%) Azure
4 1,727 (34.51%) JavaScript
5 1,663 (33.23%) SQL
6 1,615 (32.27%) SQL Server
7 1,159 (23.16%) Microsoft
8 1,118 (22.34%) ASP.NET
9 1,111 (22.20%) AngularJS
10 1,099 (21.96%) MVC
11 977 (19.52%) Finance
12 920 (18.39%) TDD
13 908 (18.15%) HTML
14 868 (17.35%) CSS
15 827 (16.53%) DevOps
16 794 (15.87%) .NET Core
17 784 (15.67%) Java
18 753 (15.05%) Test Automation
19 712 (14.23%) Microservices
20 677 (13.53%) React
21 675 (13.49%) .NET Framework
22 671 (13.41%) Scrum
23 648 (12.95%) Software Engineering
24 608 (12.15%) Git (software)
25 594 (11.87%) ASP.NET Web API
26 590 (11.79%) Python
27 567 (11.33%) AWS
28 564 (11.27%) Web Services
29 496 (9.91%) Continuous Integration
30 471 (9.41%) 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
1 202 (4.04%) SharePoint
2 121 (2.42%) IIS
3 106 (2.12%) CMS
4 99 (1.98%) Umbraco
5 89 (1.78%) Confluence
6 72 (1.44%) BizTalk Server
7 63 (1.26%) Elasticsearch
8 35 (0.70%) Sitecore CMS
9 34 (0.68%) Apache Spark
9 34 (0.68%) nginx
10 32 (0.64%) SharePoint 2013
11 28 (0.56%) Apache
12 23 (0.46%) EPiServer
12 23 (0.46%) JBoss
13 20 (0.40%) WebLogic
14 18 (0.36%) NServiceBus
15 15 (0.30%) Tomcat
16 12 (0.24%) SAS
16 12 (0.24%) WebSphere
17 11 (0.22%) Kentico
Applications
1 83 (1.66%) Microsoft Excel
2 31 (0.62%) MS Visio
3 29 (0.58%) Microsoft Office
4 11 (0.22%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 11 (0.22%) Microsoft Project
5 8 (0.16%) Adobe Illustrator
6 7 (0.14%) Adobe XD
7 6 (0.12%) Photoshop
8 4 (0.080%) Chatbot
8 4 (0.080%) InfoPath
8 4 (0.080%) Spreadsheet
9 3 (0.060%) Inkscape
10 1 (0.020%) AutoCAD
10 1 (0.020%) Blender
10 1 (0.020%) Figma
10 1 (0.020%) Fireworks
10 1 (0.020%) MODO
10 1 (0.020%) Simulink
10 1 (0.020%) Sketch
10 1 (0.020%) UXPin
Business Applications
1 205 (4.10%) Dynamics CRM
2 24 (0.48%) FINCAD Analytics
3 11 (0.22%) ION MarketView
4 8 (0.16%) Dynamics AX
4 8 (0.16%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 8 (0.16%) Visualfiles
5 7 (0.14%) Oracle EBS
6 6 (0.12%) Sophis RISQUE
7 5 (0.100%) Dynamics NAV
7 5 (0.100%) Magento
7 5 (0.100%) NetSuite
8 4 (0.080%) Maximo
8 4 (0.080%) Payment Gateway
8 4 (0.080%) R3 Corda
8 4 (0.080%) Shopify
9 3 (0.060%) Adobe Campaign
9 3 (0.060%) Eikon
9 3 (0.060%) Oracle ERP
9 3 (0.060%) Orchestrade
9 3 (0.060%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 1,858 (37.13%) Azure
2 567 (11.33%) AWS
3 262 (5.24%) Serverless
4 229 (4.58%) Power Platform
5 188 (3.76%) Dynamics 365
6 162 (3.24%) Azure Functions
7 149 (2.98%) GCP
8 135 (2.70%) GitHub
9 127 (2.54%) PaaS
10 90 (1.80%) SaaS
11 85 (1.70%) Azure Data Factory
12 68 (1.36%) Azure Active Directory
13 66 (1.32%) Office 365
14 54 (1.08%) IaaS
15 52 (1.04%) AWS Lambda
16 50 (1.00%) Amazon S3
17 44 (0.88%) Cloud Computing
18 43 (0.86%) npm
19 31 (0.62%) OpenShift
20 29 (0.58%) AWS Step Functions
Communications & Networking
1 78 (1.56%) TCP/IP
2 46 (0.92%) HTTP
3 38 (0.76%) Ethernet
4 31 (0.62%) SSL
5 29 (0.58%) Internet
6 19 (0.38%) DNS
7 16 (0.32%) Network Security
8 14 (0.28%) Intranet
9 13 (0.26%) AMQP
10 10 (0.20%) Firewall
11 8 (0.16%) VPN
12 7 (0.14%) DHCP
13 6 (0.12%) DMZ
13 6 (0.12%) Extranet
13 6 (0.12%) TETRA
14 5 (0.100%) Bluetooth
14 5 (0.100%) IPv6
14 5 (0.100%) RTMP
14 5 (0.100%) Skype
14 5 (0.100%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,615 (32.27%) SQL Server
2 341 (6.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 246 (4.92%) NoSQL
4 223 (4.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 208 (4.16%) Power BI
6 190 (3.80%) MongoDB
7 186 (3.72%) Relational Database
8 177 (3.54%) Azure SQL Database
9 154 (3.08%) Data Warehouse
10 142 (2.84%) MySQL
11 117 (2.34%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 115 (2.30%) Cosmos DB
13 107 (2.14%) Redis
14 100 (2.00%) SQL Server 2012
15 98 (1.96%) Big Data
16 94 (1.88%) Data Lake
17 92 (1.84%) PostgreSQL
18 73 (1.46%) Amazon DynamoDB
19 68 (1.36%) SQL Server 2008
20 61 (1.22%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 608 (12.15%) Git (software)
2 437 (8.73%) Visual Studio
3 365 (7.29%) Selenium
4 324 (6.47%) Team Foundation Server
5 260 (5.20%) Jenkins
6 258 (5.16%) TeamCity
7 241 (4.82%) JIRA
8 218 (4.36%) SpecFlow
9 201 (4.02%) Octopus Deploy
10 189 (3.78%) Visual Studio Team System
11 165 (3.30%) NUnit
12 140 (2.80%) Cucumber
13 116 (2.32%) Moq
14 97 (1.94%) WebDriver
15 78 (1.56%) Postman
16 64 (1.28%) MSTest
16 64 (1.28%) Subversion
17 58 (1.16%) gulp
18 55 (1.10%) Eclipse
19 50 (1.00%) Jasmine
General
1 977 (19.52%) Finance
2 350 (6.99%) Front Office
3 270 (5.40%) Banking
4 176 (3.52%) Public Sector
5 109 (2.18%) Law
6 102 (2.04%) Retail
7 65 (1.30%) Back Office
8 63 (1.26%) Investment Banking
9 58 (1.16%) Marketing
10 45 (0.90%) Aerospace
11 44 (0.88%) Telecoms
12 41 (0.82%) Manufacturing
13 39 (0.78%) Games
14 38 (0.76%) Military
15 28 (0.56%) Publishing
16 25 (0.50%) Electronics
17 21 (0.42%) Financial Institution
18 14 (0.28%) Automotive
19 13 (0.26%) Pharmaceutical
19 13 (0.26%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 3,412 (68.19%) Developer
2 1,483 (29.64%) .NET Developer
3 1,228 (24.54%) C# Developer
4 599 (11.97%) C# .NET Developer
5 335 (6.69%) Full Stack Developer
6 309 (6.18%) Senior Developer
7 291 (5.82%) Software Engineer
8 274 (5.48%) Software Developer
9 254 (5.08%) Azure Developer
10 227 (4.54%) SQL Developer
11 209 (4.18%) Architect
12 194 (3.88%) Angular Developer
13 160 (3.20%) React Developer
14 158 (3.16%) Senior .NET Developer
15 141 (2.82%) ASP.NET Developer
16 135 (2.70%) Analyst
17 127 (2.54%) DevOps Engineer
18 122 (2.44%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
18 122 (2.44%) JavaScript Developer
18 122 (2.44%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3,606 (72.06%) .NET
2 1,118 (22.34%) ASP.NET
3 1,111 (22.20%) AngularJS
4 908 (18.15%) HTML
5 868 (17.35%) CSS
6 794 (15.87%) .NET Core
7 677 (13.53%) React
8 675 (13.49%) .NET Framework
9 594 (11.87%) ASP.NET Web API
10 564 (11.27%) Web Services
11 471 (9.41%) ASP.NET MVC
12 345 (6.89%) Node.js
13 340 (6.79%) jQuery
14 328 (6.55%) Entity Framework
15 309 (6.18%) REST
16 290 (5.80%) RESTful
17 273 (5.46%) XML
18 267 (5.34%) WPF
19 261 (5.22%) WCF
20 245 (4.90%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 380 (7.59%) Greenfield Project
2 320 (6.39%) Analytical Skills
3 159 (3.18%) Hedge funds
4 157 (3.14%) Derivative
5 152 (3.04%) Fixed Income
6 149 (2.98%) Enterprise Software
7 143 (2.86%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 126 (2.52%) User Experience
9 104 (2.08%) Equities
10 102 (2.04%) Mobile App
11 54 (1.08%) Self-Motivation
12 53 (1.06%) Algorithms
13 51 (1.02%) Data Structures
14 37 (0.74%) Blog
15 36 (0.72%) Public Cloud
16 33 (0.66%) Cloud Native
17 26 (0.52%) Management Information System
17 26 (0.52%) Reference Data
17 26 (0.52%) Virtual Team
18 24 (0.48%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 370 (7.39%) Windows
2 240 (4.80%) Linux
3 74 (1.48%) Android
4 67 (1.34%) Unix
5 66 (1.32%) Apple iOS
6 37 (0.74%) Windows Server
7 24 (0.48%) Windows Server 2012
8 18 (0.36%) CentOS
9 17 (0.34%) Windows Server 2008
10 13 (0.26%) CoreOS
10 13 (0.26%) Ubuntu
11 11 (0.22%) VMS
11 11 (0.22%) Windows 10
12 5 (0.100%) Windows 7
12 5 (0.100%) Windows 8
13 4 (0.080%) Mac OS
13 4 (0.080%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 2 (0.040%) Embedded Linux
14 2 (0.040%) Mac OS X
14 2 (0.040%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,029 (40.55%) Agile Software Development
2 1,099 (21.96%) MVC
3 920 (18.39%) TDD
4 827 (16.53%) DevOps
5 753 (15.05%) Test Automation
6 712 (14.23%) Microservices
7 671 (13.41%) Scrum
8 648 (12.95%) Software Engineering
9 496 (9.91%) Continuous Integration
10 458 (9.15%) BDD
11 420 (8.39%) OO
12 336 (6.71%) Unit Testing
13 305 (6.10%) Problem-Solving
14 283 (5.66%) Web Development
15 275 (5.50%) CRM
16 251 (5.02%) SDLC
17 244 (4.88%) Kanban
18 224 (4.48%) SOLID
19 209 (4.18%) Front End Development
20 195 (3.90%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 1,727 (34.51%) JavaScript
2 1,663 (33.23%) SQL
3 784 (15.67%) Java
4 590 (11.79%) Python
5 368 (7.35%) C++
6 338 (6.75%) TypeScript
7 301 (6.02%) PowerShell
8 287 (5.74%) T-SQL
9 186 (3.72%) VB.NET
10 107 (2.14%) C
11 101 (2.02%) Ruby
12 92 (1.84%) VBA
13 81 (1.62%) R
14 75 (1.50%) VB
15 61 (1.22%) Go
16 57 (1.14%) PHP
17 54 (1.08%) F#
17 54 (1.08%) Scala
18 49 (0.98%) PL/SQL
19 32 (0.64%) Perl
Qualifications
1 315 (6.29%) Security Cleared
2 276 (5.52%) Degree
3 197 (3.94%) SC Cleared
4 75 (1.50%) DV Cleared
5 74 (1.48%) Computer Science Degree
6 52 (1.04%) ISTQB
7 47 (0.94%) Microsoft Certification
8 29 (0.58%) ISEB
9 23 (0.46%) Master's Degree
10 22 (0.44%) DBS Check
11 18 (0.36%) BPSS Clearance
12 17 (0.34%) Numerate Degree
13 12 (0.24%) PhD
14 11 (0.22%) MCSD
15 8 (0.16%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 8 (0.16%) MCITP
16 5 (0.100%) MCP
16 5 (0.100%) MCSE
17 4 (0.080%) MCPD
17 4 (0.080%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 253 (5.06%) QA
2 27 (0.54%) WCAG
3 20 (0.40%) Data Quality
4 14 (0.28%) MiFID
5 6 (0.12%) GDPR
6 5 (0.100%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 5 (0.100%) PMO
7 3 (0.060%) IFRS
7 3 (0.060%) NCSC
7 3 (0.060%) PSD2
8 2 (0.040%) GxP
8 2 (0.040%) HL7
8 2 (0.040%) ISO 9001
8 2 (0.040%) NIST
8 2 (0.040%) SLA
9 1 (0.020%) CDISC
9 1 (0.020%) ISO 14001
9 1 (0.020%) PCI DSS
9 1 (0.020%) RosettaNet
9 1 (0.020%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 411 (8.21%) Docker
2 118 (2.36%) Active Directory
3 51 (1.02%) Virtual Machines
4 18 (0.36%) Hyper-V
5 16 (0.32%) VMware Infrastructure
6 4 (0.080%) Firmware
6 4 (0.080%) HDFS
6 4 (0.080%) LXC
7 3 (0.060%) VirtualBox
7 3 (0.060%) VMware Workstation
8 2 (0.040%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.020%) Varnish
9 1 (0.020%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 301 (6.02%) Kubernetes
2 120 (2.40%) Ansible
3 91 (1.82%) Terraform
4 53 (1.06%) Puppet
5 44 (0.88%) Opscode Chef
6 33 (0.66%) MIIS
7 31 (0.62%) Grafana
8 27 (0.54%) Kibana
9 24 (0.48%) Single Sign-On
10 19 (0.38%) SCOM
11 11 (0.22%) HP ALM
12 10 (0.20%) logstash
13 9 (0.18%) Microsoft Clustering
14 6 (0.12%) HAProxy
14 6 (0.12%) Kubeflow
14 6 (0.12%) SCVMM
15 5 (0.100%) Control-M
15 5 (0.100%) Prometheus
16 4 (0.080%) SCCM
16 4 (0.080%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 1,159 (23.16%) Microsoft
2 275 (5.50%) Oracle
3 111 (2.22%) Google
4 93 (1.86%) Xamarin
5 80 (1.60%) Sitecore
6 56 (1.12%) Tableau
7 47 (0.94%) Databricks
8 44 (0.88%) Atlassian
8 44 (0.88%) Salesforce.com
9 37 (0.74%) Remedy
10 30 (0.60%) Bloomberg
11 29 (0.58%) SAP
12 23 (0.46%) Cognos
12 23 (0.46%) MicroStrategy
13 22 (0.44%) DevExpress
13 22 (0.44%) webMethods
14 21 (0.42%) Telerik
14 21 (0.42%) TIBCO
14 21 (0.42%) VMware
15 20 (0.40%) Adobe