Period
to 20 July 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 20 July 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
20 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 13 19 23
Rank change year-on-year +6 +4 -4
Contract jobs citing C# 8,134 6,555 6,960
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 8.56% 7.47% 6.85%
As % of the Programming Languages category 19.42% 17.95% 17.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,138 4,784 5,137
England median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £313 £298 £290
90th Percentile £638 £625 £625
UK median daily rate £438 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +6.06% +3.13% +0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 94 147 122
England median hourly rate £41.63 £42.50 £38.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.04% +10.75% -1.92%
10th Percentile £25.66 £25.75 £14.65
90th Percentile £48.75 £57.50 £47.76
UK median hourly rate £42.00 £42.50 £38.75
% change year-on-year -1.18% +9.68% -0.96%

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 41,886 36,508 39,592
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 44.07% 41.62% 38.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 29,573 25,147 27,494
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £281
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK median daily rate £463 £445 £425
% change year-on-year +3.93% +4.71% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 749 750 849
England median hourly rate £41.50 £41.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +10.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £17.50 £16.55 £14.13
90th Percentile £52.75 £53.75 £51.50
UK median hourly rate £41.00 £41.13 £37.50
% change year-on-year -0.30% +9.67% +7.14%

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 July 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 20 July 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 20 July 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 4,078 £500 - 1,161
South East +7 1,288 £400 +6.67% 774
North of England +5 1,151 £375 +7.14% 840
Midlands +9 750 £384 +12.87% 534
North West +11 577 £375 +7.14% 469
South West +3 563 £375 - 348
Yorkshire +8 484 £375 +10.29% 293
West Midlands +7 446 £400 +14.29% 281
East Midlands +9 300 £375 +11.11% 252
East of England -9 300 £400 +6.67% 299
North East -22 90 £325 -7.14% 78
C#
UK

For the 6 months to 20 July 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 5,839 (71.79%) .NET
2 3,591 (44.15%) Agile Software Development
3 3,147 (38.69%) SQL
4 2,881 (35.42%) SQL Server
5 2,638 (32.43%) JavaScript
6 2,488 (30.59%) ASP.NET
7 2,395 (29.44%) MVC
8 1,875 (23.05%) HTML
9 1,784 (21.93%) AngularJS
10 1,773 (21.80%) TDD
11 1,740 (21.39%) Microsoft
12 1,726 (21.22%) Microsoft Azure
13 1,724 (21.19%) Finance
14 1,582 (19.45%) CSS
15 1,434 (17.63%) ASP.NET Web API
16 1,261 (15.50%) ASP.NET MVC
17 1,238 (15.22%) .NET Framework
18 1,110 (13.65%) Scrum
18 1,110 (13.65%) Test Automation
19 1,042 (12.81%) Java
20 931 (11.45%) Web Services
20 931 (11.45%) jQuery
21 929 (11.42%) BDD
22 902 (11.09%) Visual Studio
23 896 (11.02%) WCF
24 833 (10.24%) Git (software)
25 812 (9.98%) Continuous Integration
26 807 (9.92%) Windows
27 803 (9.87%) Microservices
28 777 (9.55%) Banking

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
1 286 (3.52%) CMS
2 261 (3.21%) SharePoint
3 208 (2.56%) IIS
4 160 (1.97%) NServiceBus
5 159 (1.95%) Elasticsearch
6 144 (1.77%) Umbraco
7 142 (1.75%) Confluence
8 110 (1.35%) BizTalk Server
9 98 (1.20%) Sitecore CMS
10 56 (0.69%) SharePoint 2013
11 54 (0.66%) EPiServer
12 43 (0.53%) SharePoint 2010
13 41 (0.50%) Apache Spark
14 39 (0.48%) Apache
15 36 (0.44%) Apache Solr
16 33 (0.41%) Tomcat
17 32 (0.39%) nginx
18 28 (0.34%) SharePoint Server
19 25 (0.31%) OpenStack
20 24 (0.30%) WebSphere
Applications
1 186 (2.29%) Microsoft Excel
2 60 (0.74%) Microsoft Office
3 28 (0.34%) Spreadsheet
4 20 (0.25%) Photoshop
5 15 (0.18%) MS Visio
6 14 (0.17%) InfoPath
7 13 (0.16%) Chatbot
8 12 (0.15%) CATIA
9 7 (0.086%) Maya
9 7 (0.086%) Microsoft PowerPoint
9 7 (0.086%) Simulink
10 5 (0.061%) SPSS
11 4 (0.049%) HipChat
12 3 (0.037%) 3ds Max
12 3 (0.037%) Acrobat
12 3 (0.037%) Blender
12 3 (0.037%) Microsoft Project
13 2 (0.025%) Adobe Illustrator
13 2 (0.025%) SOLIDWORKS
13 2 (0.025%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 192 (2.36%) Dynamics CRM
2 19 (0.23%) thinkFolio
3 17 (0.21%) Markit EDM
4 16 (0.20%) ION MarketView
5 15 (0.18%) Dynamics AX
6 14 (0.17%) Eagle PACE
6 14 (0.17%) Front Arena
6 14 (0.17%) Payment Gateway
7 11 (0.14%) Distributed Ledger
7 11 (0.14%) SAP S/4HANA
8 10 (0.12%) ENOVIA
9 9 (0.11%) Elite 3E
9 9 (0.11%) Visualfiles
10 8 (0.098%) Endur
10 8 (0.098%) R3 Corda
10 8 (0.098%) SunGard Martini
11 7 (0.086%) Dynamics NAV
12 6 (0.074%) Bloomberg AIM
12 6 (0.074%) Sage 200
13 5 (0.061%) SDL Web 8
Cloud Services
1 1,726 (21.22%) Microsoft Azure
2 730 (8.97%) Amazon AWS
3 134 (1.65%) GitHub
4 125 (1.54%) PaaS
5 124 (1.52%) SaaS
6 122 (1.50%) Cloud Computing
7 112 (1.38%) Serverless
8 102 (1.25%) Dynamics 365
9 83 (1.02%) Office 365
10 65 (0.80%) Google Cloud Platform
10 65 (0.80%) npm
11 64 (0.79%) IaaS
12 60 (0.74%) NuGet
13 48 (0.59%) Amazon EC2
14 41 (0.50%) AWS CloudFormation
15 36 (0.44%) AWS Lambda
16 34 (0.42%) Azure Data Factory
17 31 (0.38%) Google Analytics
18 28 (0.34%) Azure Active Directory
18 28 (0.34%) BrowserStack
Communications & Networking
1 158 (1.94%) HTTP
2 98 (1.20%) Internet
3 74 (0.91%) TCP/IP
4 45 (0.55%) SMS
5 44 (0.54%) SSL
6 37 (0.45%) AMQP
7 32 (0.39%) DNS
7 32 (0.39%) Firewall
8 26 (0.32%) Intranet
9 24 (0.30%) FTP
10 21 (0.26%) Ethernet
10 21 (0.26%) SMTP
11 20 (0.25%) Network Security
12 19 (0.23%) HTTPS
13 18 (0.22%) DMARC
14 15 (0.18%) DKIM
14 15 (0.18%) Kerberos
15 14 (0.17%) PuTTY
15 14 (0.17%) SNMP
16 10 (0.12%) MQTT
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2,881 (35.42%) SQL Server
2 489 (6.01%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 419 (5.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 340 (4.18%) NoSQL
5 308 (3.79%) Relational Database
6 281 (3.45%) SQL Server 2012
7 259 (3.18%) MongoDB
8 189 (2.32%) SQL Server 2008
9 162 (1.99%) Big Data
10 160 (1.97%) Data Warehouse
11 159 (1.95%) SQL Server 2016
12 146 (1.79%) SQL Server 2014
13 139 (1.71%) MySQL
14 134 (1.65%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 121 (1.49%) Power BI
16 110 (1.35%) RDBMS
17 109 (1.34%) Oracle Database
18 102 (1.25%) Azure SQL Database
19 83 (1.02%) PostgreSQL
20 81 (1.00%) Cosmos DB
Development Applications
1 902 (11.09%) Visual Studio
2 833 (10.24%) Git (software)
3 714 (8.78%) Team Foundation Server
4 645 (7.93%) Selenium
5 514 (6.32%) TeamCity
6 472 (5.80%) SpecFlow
7 435 (5.35%) JIRA
8 384 (4.72%) Octopus Deploy
9 372 (4.57%) Jenkins
10 355 (4.36%) NUnit
11 309 (3.80%) Visual Studio Team System
12 236 (2.90%) Cucumber
13 179 (2.20%) WebDriver
14 160 (1.97%) Subversion
15 93 (1.14%) Moq
16 91 (1.12%) MSTest
17 87 (1.07%) Bitbucket
18 85 (1.04%) Atlassian Bamboo
19 84 (1.03%) SoapUI
20 77 (0.95%) JMeter
General
1 1,724 (21.19%) Finance
2 777 (9.55%) Banking
3 656 (8.06%) Front Office
4 277 (3.41%) Investment Banking
5 247 (3.04%) Retail
6 123 (1.51%) Marketing
7 120 (1.48%) Law
8 119 (1.46%) Back Office
9 114 (1.40%) Financial Institution
10 105 (1.29%) Advertising
11 103 (1.27%) Games
12 92 (1.13%) Telecoms
13 85 (1.04%) Legal
14 83 (1.02%) Manufacturing
15 43 (0.53%) Electronics
16 37 (0.45%) Automotive
17 21 (0.26%) Publishing
18 20 (0.25%) Aerospace
19 17 (0.21%) Military
20 9 (0.11%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 6,035 (74.19%) Developer
2 2,819 (34.66%) C# Developer
3 2,696 (33.14%) .NET Developer
4 1,351 (16.61%) C# .NET Developer
5 690 (8.48%) Senior Developer
6 560 (6.88%) ASP.NET Developer
7 550 (6.76%) Full Stack Developer
8 509 (6.26%) SQL Developer
9 477 (5.86%) Angular Developer
10 469 (5.77%) C# ASP.NET Developer
11 389 (4.78%) Software Developer
12 380 (4.67%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
13 377 (4.63%) Analyst
14 332 (4.08%) Senior .NET Developer
15 311 (3.82%) Senior C# Developer
16 277 (3.41%) JavaScript Developer
17 267 (3.28%) Software Engineer
18 243 (2.99%) Architect
19 240 (2.95%) Azure Developer
20 230 (2.83%) WPF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5,839 (71.79%) .NET
2 2,488 (30.59%) ASP.NET
3 1,875 (23.05%) HTML
4 1,784 (21.93%) AngularJS
5 1,582 (19.45%) CSS
6 1,434 (17.63%) ASP.NET Web API
7 1,261 (15.50%) ASP.NET MVC
8 1,238 (15.22%) .NET Framework
9 931 (11.45%) jQuery
9 931 (11.45%) Web Services
10 896 (11.02%) WCF
11 707 (8.69%) HTML5
12 667 (8.20%) WPF
13 661 (8.13%) Entity Framework
14 638 (7.84%) REST
15 620 (7.62%) .NET Core
16 599 (7.36%) React
17 572 (7.03%) XML
18 458 (5.63%) RESTful
19 444 (5.46%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 625 (7.68%) Greenfield Project
2 392 (4.82%) Analytical Skills
3 301 (3.70%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 275 (3.38%) Fixed Income
5 253 (3.11%) Fintech
6 231 (2.84%) Derivative
7 229 (2.82%) User Experience
8 220 (2.70%) Computer Science
9 189 (2.32%) Enterprise Software
10 171 (2.10%) Self-Motivation
11 157 (1.93%) Hedge funds
12 139 (1.71%) Mobile App
13 132 (1.62%) Equities
14 119 (1.46%) Algorithms
15 78 (0.96%) Data Structures
16 75 (0.92%) Market Risk
17 71 (0.87%) Public Cloud
18 59 (0.73%) Equity Derivative
19 48 (0.59%) iPad
20 45 (0.55%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 807 (9.92%) Windows
2 334 (4.11%) Linux
3 158 (1.94%) Android
4 149 (1.83%) Apple iOS
5 126 (1.55%) Windows Server
6 124 (1.52%) Unix
7 44 (0.54%) Windows Server 2012
8 32 (0.39%) Windows 10
9 26 (0.32%) Ubuntu
10 20 (0.25%) Windows Server 2008
11 16 (0.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 15 (0.18%) VMS
12 15 (0.18%) Windows 7
13 11 (0.14%) Solaris
14 10 (0.12%) Windows Embedded Compact
15 8 (0.098%) Windows Phone
16 6 (0.074%) CentOS
17 5 (0.061%) Windows Mobile
18 4 (0.049%) Nucleus RTOS
18 4 (0.049%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 3,591 (44.15%) Agile Software Development
2 2,395 (29.44%) MVC
3 1,773 (21.80%) TDD
4 1,110 (13.65%) Scrum
4 1,110 (13.65%) Test Automation
5 929 (11.42%) BDD
6 812 (9.98%) Continuous Integration
7 803 (9.87%) Microservices
8 740 (9.10%) DevOps
9 727 (8.94%) OO
10 724 (8.90%) Software Engineering
11 668 (8.21%) Unit Testing
12 662 (8.14%) Problem-Solving
13 622 (7.65%) E-Commerce
14 613 (7.54%) Web Development
15 486 (5.97%) SOLID
16 469 (5.77%) Multithreading
17 431 (5.30%) SDLC
18 368 (4.52%) SOA
19 343 (4.22%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 3,147 (38.69%) SQL
2 2,638 (32.43%) JavaScript
3 1,042 (12.81%) Java
4 687 (8.45%) Python
5 653 (8.03%) C++
5 653 (8.03%) T-SQL
6 419 (5.15%) PowerShell
7 387 (4.76%) TypeScript
8 355 (4.36%) VB.NET
9 194 (2.39%) VBA
10 179 (2.20%) C
11 177 (2.18%) VB
12 169 (2.08%) PL/SQL
13 131 (1.61%) Ruby
14 129 (1.59%) R
15 118 (1.45%) Scala
16 107 (1.32%) Perl
17 85 (1.04%) PHP
18 62 (0.76%) ES6
19 54 (0.66%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 419 (5.15%) Degree
2 316 (3.88%) Security Cleared
3 235 (2.89%) SC Cleared
4 104 (1.28%) Computer Science Degree
5 71 (0.87%) ISTQB
6 52 (0.64%) Microsoft Certification
7 48 (0.59%) ISEB
8 34 (0.42%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 22 (0.27%) Numerate Degree
10 21 (0.26%) PhD
11 20 (0.25%) BPSS Clearance
11 20 (0.25%) DV Cleared
12 19 (0.23%) Master's Degree
13 13 (0.16%) TOGAF Certification
14 10 (0.12%) BC Cleared
15 9 (0.11%) DBS Check
15 9 (0.11%) MCP
16 8 (0.098%) MCSE
17 7 (0.086%) CISSP
17 7 (0.086%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 429 (5.27%) QA
2 54 (0.66%) GDPR
3 37 (0.45%) Data Quality
4 25 (0.31%) GCP
5 21 (0.26%) SLA
6 20 (0.25%) MiFID
7 15 (0.18%) PCI DSS
8 14 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 11 (0.14%) Dodd-Frank
9 11 (0.14%) EMIR
9 11 (0.14%) HL7
9 11 (0.14%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 11 (0.14%) WAI
9 11 (0.14%) WCAG
10 10 (0.12%) MISRA
10 10 (0.12%) MISRA C
10 10 (0.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 6 (0.074%) Disclosure Scotland
11 6 (0.074%) HIPAA
12 4 (0.049%) IFRS
System Software
1 433 (5.32%) Docker
2 105 (1.29%) Active Directory
3 24 (0.30%) Hyper-V
4 14 (0.17%) Apache Flume
4 14 (0.17%) VMware Infrastructure
5 10 (0.12%) Virtual Machines
6 9 (0.11%) vSphere
7 8 (0.098%) Varnish
8 7 (0.086%) HDFS
9 5 (0.061%) Firmware
9 5 (0.061%) Microsoft App-V
9 5 (0.061%) Platform Symphony
9 5 (0.061%) VMware ESXi
10 3 (0.037%) Virtual Servers
11 2 (0.025%) Apache ZooKeeper
12 1 (0.012%) ACF2
12 1 (0.012%) GridGain
12 1 (0.012%) OpenAM
12 1 (0.012%) OpenDJ
12 1 (0.012%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 157 (1.93%) Kubernetes
2 101 (1.24%) Ansible
3 70 (0.86%) Puppet
4 51 (0.63%) Opscode Chef
5 44 (0.54%) Terraform
6 39 (0.48%) Kibana
7 25 (0.31%) Grafana
8 23 (0.28%) Salt
9 21 (0.26%) HP ALM
10 19 (0.23%) WSUS
11 18 (0.22%) Control-M
12 17 (0.21%) HP Quality Center
13 14 (0.17%) Single Sign-On
14 12 (0.15%) SCCM
15 11 (0.14%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
16 10 (0.12%) Docker Swarm
16 10 (0.12%) SCOM
17 9 (0.11%) BladeLogic
17 9 (0.11%) Failover Clustering
18 8 (0.098%) Perfmon
Vendors
1 1,740 (21.39%) Microsoft
2 496 (6.10%) Oracle
3 188 (2.31%) Sitecore
4 152 (1.87%) Google
5 106 (1.30%) Xamarin
6 99 (1.22%) SAP
7 96 (1.18%) Atlassian
8 66 (0.81%) Capita
9 59 (0.73%) Tableau
9 59 (0.73%) TIBCO
10 51 (0.63%) Telerik
11 50 (0.61%) HP
12 47 (0.58%) MapR
13 44 (0.54%) Salesforce.com
14 40 (0.49%) Adobe
14 40 (0.49%) Charles River
15 37 (0.45%) DevExpress
16 31 (0.38%) IBM
16 31 (0.38%) Sybase
16 31 (0.38%) VMware