Period
to 20 February 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 February 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 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 13 20 22
Rank change year-on-year +7 +2 -3
Contract jobs citing C# 7,502 6,581 7,278
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 8.05% 7.45% 7.40%
As % of the Programming Languages category 19.02% 18.35% 19.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,725 4,738 5,251
England median daily rate £450 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% - +2.56%
10th Percentile £313 £281 £285
90th Percentile £650 £600 £620
UK median daily rate £440 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +10.00% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 92 145 155
England median hourly rate £44.56 £41.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.68% +2.50% +6.67%
10th Percentile £25.53 £21.52 £20.12
90th Percentile £48.75 £51.50 £52.00
UK median hourly rate £44.12 £41.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +7.60% +2.50% +6.67%

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 39,442 35,856 38,215
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 42.30% 40.60% 38.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 27,958 24,850 26,261
England median daily rate £475 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.76% +1.19% +5.00%
10th Percentile £313 £295 £275
90th Percentile £638 £608 £600
UK median daily rate £456 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +7.18% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 726 788 979
England median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +11.94%
10th Percentile £17.43 £15.43 £14.13
90th Percentile £52.50 £51.36 £52.29
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +13.64%

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 February 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 February 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 February 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 +7 4,081 £510 +9.68% 1,149
South East -2 1,134 £375 -1.32% 730
North of England +1 841 £350 - 799
Midlands -2 657 £375 +7.14% 497
South West 0 478 £375 +7.14% 325
North West +3 436 £350 -2.78% 415
West Midlands +3 390 £375 +7.14% 257
Yorkshire +1 342 £350 - 313
East of England -6 334 £388 +10.71% 364
East Midlands -8 254 £375 +7.14% 240
North East -8 68 £363 +2.84% 71
C#
UK

For the 6 months to 20 February 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 5,250 (69.98%) .NET
2 3,279 (43.71%) Agile Software Development
3 2,698 (35.96%) SQL Server
4 2,550 (33.99%) SQL
5 2,447 (32.62%) JavaScript
6 2,254 (30.05%) MVC
7 2,165 (28.86%) ASP.NET
8 1,790 (23.86%) HTML
9 1,770 (23.59%) TDD
10 1,641 (21.87%) Finance
11 1,563 (20.83%) AngularJS
12 1,520 (20.26%) CSS
13 1,516 (20.21%) Microsoft
14 1,257 (16.76%) ASP.NET Web API
15 1,240 (16.53%) Microsoft Azure
16 1,138 (15.17%) .NET Framework
17 1,131 (15.08%) ASP.NET MVC
18 1,109 (14.78%) Scrum
19 1,085 (14.46%) Java
20 987 (13.16%) Test Automation
21 928 (12.37%) BDD
22 907 (12.09%) WCF
23 893 (11.90%) Continuous Integration
24 887 (11.82%) Banking
25 883 (11.77%) Web Services
26 839 (11.18%) jQuery
27 818 (10.90%) WPF
28 813 (10.84%) Git (software)
29 737 (9.82%) Visual Studio
30 736 (9.81%) Windows

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
1 295 (3.93%) CMS
2 274 (3.65%) SharePoint
3 210 (2.80%) IIS
4 184 (2.45%) Elasticsearch
5 136 (1.81%) Confluence
6 118 (1.57%) NServiceBus
6 118 (1.57%) Umbraco
7 98 (1.31%) Sitecore CMS
8 87 (1.16%) BizTalk Server
9 69 (0.92%) EPiServer
10 61 (0.81%) SharePoint 2013
11 45 (0.60%) Apache
12 41 (0.55%) Apache Spark
13 39 (0.52%) SharePoint 2010
14 34 (0.45%) Tomcat
15 33 (0.44%) Cloud Foundry
16 30 (0.40%) Kentico
17 22 (0.29%) nginx
17 22 (0.29%) SAS
18 21 (0.28%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 234 (3.12%) Microsoft Excel
2 70 (0.93%) Microsoft Office
3 42 (0.56%) Spreadsheet
4 24 (0.32%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 23 (0.31%) Photoshop
6 22 (0.29%) MS Visio
7 14 (0.19%) InfoPath
8 9 (0.12%) Chatbot
9 6 (0.080%) Maya
10 5 (0.067%) HipChat
10 5 (0.067%) Simulink
10 5 (0.067%) SPSS
11 4 (0.053%) 3ds Max
12 3 (0.040%) Adobe Illustrator
12 3 (0.040%) Autodesk Inventor
12 3 (0.040%) MicroStation
12 3 (0.040%) SmartSuite
12 3 (0.040%) SOLIDWORKS
13 2 (0.027%) Fireworks
13 2 (0.027%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 218 (2.91%) Dynamics CRM
2 24 (0.32%) Dynamics AX
3 23 (0.31%) Payment Gateway
4 17 (0.23%) Markit EDM
5 13 (0.17%) Dynamics NAV
6 11 (0.15%) SimCorp Dimension
7 10 (0.13%) Endur
8 8 (0.11%) Salesforce.com CRM
9 7 (0.093%) SunGard GMI
10 6 (0.080%) NetSuite
10 6 (0.080%) RMDS
11 5 (0.067%) Summit
12 4 (0.053%) Magento
12 4 (0.053%) Oracle EBS
12 4 (0.053%) SAP S/4HANA
13 3 (0.040%) BondVision
13 3 (0.040%) Infor M3
13 3 (0.040%) ION MarketView
13 3 (0.040%) MetaTrader
13 3 (0.040%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 1,240 (16.53%) Microsoft Azure
2 596 (7.94%) Amazon AWS
3 145 (1.93%) PaaS
4 100 (1.33%) GitHub
5 89 (1.19%) Dynamics 365
6 82 (1.09%) IaaS
7 72 (0.96%) Office 365
8 69 (0.92%) SaaS
9 61 (0.81%) Serverless
10 55 (0.73%) Cloud Computing
11 50 (0.67%) Google Analytics
12 39 (0.52%) Google Cloud Platform
13 38 (0.51%) npm
14 34 (0.45%) AWS CloudFormation
15 29 (0.39%) Amazon EC2
16 24 (0.32%) AWS Lambda
17 23 (0.31%) Azure Active Directory
18 19 (0.25%) Amazon S3
19 17 (0.23%) Azure Data Factory
20 15 (0.20%) CloudBees
Communications & Networking
1 87 (1.16%) HTTP
2 68 (0.91%) TCP/IP
3 67 (0.89%) Internet
4 33 (0.44%) SMS
5 32 (0.43%) SSL
6 31 (0.41%) DNS
6 31 (0.41%) Firewall
6 31 (0.41%) Intranet
7 28 (0.37%) AMQP
7 28 (0.37%) Network Security
8 23 (0.31%) SMTP
9 21 (0.28%) FTP
10 19 (0.25%) Skype
11 13 (0.17%) CTI
12 10 (0.13%) Bluetooth
13 8 (0.11%) Ethernet
13 8 (0.11%) VPN
14 7 (0.093%) Wireshark
15 5 (0.067%) PPP
15 5 (0.067%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2,698 (35.96%) SQL Server
2 456 (6.08%) NoSQL
3 344 (4.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 326 (4.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 308 (4.11%) MongoDB
6 298 (3.97%) Relational Database
7 239 (3.19%) SQL Server 2008
8 234 (3.12%) SQL Server 2012
9 157 (2.09%) Big Data
10 154 (2.05%) Data Warehouse
11 149 (1.99%) SQL Server 2014
12 143 (1.91%) SQL Server 2016
13 131 (1.75%) MySQL
14 118 (1.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 115 (1.53%) Oracle Database
16 94 (1.25%) RDBMS
17 77 (1.03%) Power BI
18 71 (0.95%) Hadoop
19 66 (0.88%) PostgreSQL
20 60 (0.80%) Blockchain
Development Applications
1 813 (10.84%) Git (software)
2 737 (9.82%) Visual Studio
3 629 (8.38%) Team Foundation Server
4 547 (7.29%) Selenium
5 463 (6.17%) TeamCity
6 396 (5.28%) JIRA
7 338 (4.51%) NUnit
8 333 (4.44%) Jenkins
9 331 (4.41%) SpecFlow
10 292 (3.89%) Octopus Deploy
11 225 (3.00%) Subversion
12 207 (2.76%) Cucumber
13 166 (2.21%) WebDriver
14 160 (2.13%) Visual Studio Team System
15 109 (1.45%) Moq
16 102 (1.36%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 100 (1.33%) MSBuild
18 97 (1.29%) SoapUI
19 90 (1.20%) Maven
20 88 (1.17%) Bitbucket
General
1 1,641 (21.87%) Finance
2 887 (11.82%) Banking
3 683 (9.10%) Front Office
4 344 (4.59%) Investment Banking
5 193 (2.57%) Retail
6 140 (1.87%) Marketing
7 116 (1.55%) Advertising
8 111 (1.48%) Law
9 110 (1.47%) Financial Institution
10 107 (1.43%) Back Office
11 94 (1.25%) Games
12 84 (1.12%) Legal
13 79 (1.05%) Manufacturing
14 73 (0.97%) Telecoms
15 45 (0.60%) Electronics
16 25 (0.33%) Publishing
17 24 (0.32%) Automotive
18 10 (0.13%) Retail Banking
19 9 (0.12%) Pharmaceutical
20 8 (0.11%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 5,641 (75.19%) Developer
2 2,724 (36.31%) C# Developer
3 2,290 (30.53%) .NET Developer
4 1,233 (16.44%) C# .NET Developer
5 615 (8.20%) Senior Developer
6 536 (7.14%) Full Stack Developer
7 528 (7.04%) SQL Developer
8 462 (6.16%) ASP.NET Developer
9 389 (5.19%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 381 (5.08%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
11 348 (4.64%) Analyst
12 343 (4.57%) WPF Developer
13 332 (4.43%) Software Developer
14 318 (4.24%) Angular Developer
15 292 (3.89%) JavaScript Developer
16 288 (3.84%) C# WPF Developer
17 277 (3.69%) Senior C# Developer
18 270 (3.60%) Senior .NET Developer
19 254 (3.39%) Architect
20 226 (3.01%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5,250 (69.98%) .NET
2 2,165 (28.86%) ASP.NET
3 1,790 (23.86%) HTML
4 1,563 (20.83%) AngularJS
5 1,520 (20.26%) CSS
6 1,257 (16.76%) ASP.NET Web API
7 1,138 (15.17%) .NET Framework
8 1,131 (15.08%) ASP.NET MVC
9 907 (12.09%) WCF
10 883 (11.77%) Web Services
11 839 (11.18%) jQuery
12 818 (10.90%) WPF
13 683 (9.10%) HTML5
14 572 (7.62%) Entity Framework
15 547 (7.29%) REST
16 538 (7.17%) React
17 537 (7.16%) XML
18 496 (6.61%) RESTful
19 480 (6.40%) Node.js
20 397 (5.29%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 527 (7.02%) Greenfield Project
2 414 (5.52%) Analytical Skills
3 395 (5.27%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 296 (3.95%) Computer Science
5 266 (3.55%) Fixed Income
6 245 (3.27%) Derivative
7 219 (2.92%) User Experience
8 192 (2.56%) Enterprise Software
9 188 (2.51%) Fintech
10 180 (2.40%) Mobile App
11 142 (1.89%) Algorithms
12 137 (1.83%) Hedge funds
13 120 (1.60%) Equities
14 116 (1.55%) N-Tier
15 105 (1.40%) Data Structures
16 82 (1.09%) Credit Risk
17 76 (1.01%) Market Risk
18 72 (0.96%) Client/Server
19 68 (0.91%) Public Cloud
20 44 (0.59%) Grid Computing
Operating Systems
1 736 (9.81%) Windows
2 306 (4.08%) Linux
3 170 (2.27%) Android
4 140 (1.87%) Apple iOS
5 121 (1.61%) Unix
6 117 (1.56%) Windows Server
7 51 (0.68%) Windows Server 2012
8 32 (0.43%) Windows 10
9 28 (0.37%) Windows Server 2008
10 16 (0.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 15 (0.20%) Windows 7
12 13 (0.17%) Ubuntu
13 9 (0.12%) Nucleus RTOS
14 8 (0.11%) Windows 8
15 7 (0.093%) CentOS
15 7 (0.093%) Mac OS X
15 7 (0.093%) Windows Phone
15 7 (0.093%) Windows Server 2003
16 5 (0.067%) Solaris
16 5 (0.067%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 3,279 (43.71%) Agile Software Development
2 2,254 (30.05%) MVC
3 1,770 (23.59%) TDD
4 1,109 (14.78%) Scrum
5 987 (13.16%) Test Automation
6 928 (12.37%) BDD
7 893 (11.90%) Continuous Integration
8 707 (9.42%) OO
9 677 (9.02%) DevOps
10 644 (8.58%) Web Development
11 621 (8.28%) Software Engineering
12 585 (7.80%) Unit Testing
13 538 (7.17%) E-Commerce
14 516 (6.88%) Microservices
15 453 (6.04%) SOLID
16 401 (5.35%) SDLC
17 396 (5.28%) Multithreading
18 383 (5.11%) MVVM
19 375 (5.00%) OOP
20 320 (4.27%) Front End Development
Programming Languages
1 2,550 (33.99%) SQL
2 2,447 (32.62%) JavaScript
3 1,085 (14.46%) Java
4 714 (9.52%) Python
5 711 (9.48%) C++
6 576 (7.68%) T-SQL
7 357 (4.76%) VB.NET
8 355 (4.73%) PowerShell
9 340 (4.53%) TypeScript
10 224 (2.99%) Ruby
11 217 (2.89%) VBA
12 176 (2.35%) VB
13 131 (1.75%) C
14 122 (1.63%) PHP
15 105 (1.40%) Scala
16 104 (1.39%) Perl
16 104 (1.39%) PL/SQL
17 90 (1.20%) R
18 78 (1.04%) Bash Shell
19 67 (0.89%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 429 (5.72%) Degree
2 175 (2.33%) Security Cleared
3 136 (1.81%) Computer Science Degree
4 102 (1.36%) SC Cleared
5 67 (0.89%) ISTQB
6 44 (0.59%) Microsoft Certification
7 36 (0.48%) Numerate Degree
8 35 (0.47%) PhD
9 28 (0.37%) ISEB
10 20 (0.27%) DV Cleared
11 18 (0.24%) BPSS Clearance
11 18 (0.24%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 17 (0.23%) Master's Degree
13 14 (0.19%) MCSE
14 11 (0.15%) MCP
15 7 (0.093%) ITIL Certification
16 6 (0.080%) MCSA
16 6 (0.080%) MCSD
16 6 (0.080%) PMP
17 5 (0.067%) MCPD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 393 (5.24%) QA
2 65 (0.87%) MiFID
3 31 (0.41%) HL7
4 27 (0.36%) Data Quality
5 19 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 18 (0.24%) PCI DSS
6 18 (0.24%) SLA
7 16 (0.21%) GDPR
8 15 (0.20%) EMIR
9 14 (0.19%) ISO 9001
9 14 (0.19%) WCAG
10 9 (0.12%) GCP
11 8 (0.11%) IFRS
12 7 (0.093%) IFRS 9
13 6 (0.080%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 5 (0.067%) PMO
15 4 (0.053%) GAAP
15 4 (0.053%) IEC 62304
15 4 (0.053%) MISRA
15 4 (0.053%) UCITS
System Software
1 327 (4.36%) Docker
2 115 (1.53%) Active Directory
3 32 (0.43%) Virtual Machines
4 30 (0.40%) VMware Infrastructure
5 9 (0.12%) VMware ESXi
6 8 (0.11%) Apache Flume
6 8 (0.11%) Brightmail
6 8 (0.11%) Hyper-V
7 7 (0.093%) Microsoft App-V
7 7 (0.093%) vCloud
7 7 (0.093%) vSphere
8 6 (0.080%) HDFS
8 6 (0.080%) Virtual Desktop
9 5 (0.067%) Firmware
10 3 (0.040%) Cronacle
10 3 (0.040%) Virtual Servers
10 3 (0.040%) XenApp
10 3 (0.040%) XenDesktop
11 2 (0.027%) OpenAM
11 2 (0.027%) OpenDJ
Systems Management
1 144 (1.92%) Ansible
2 102 (1.36%) Puppet
3 85 (1.13%) Kubernetes
4 76 (1.01%) Opscode Chef
5 31 (0.41%) Terraform
6 21 (0.28%) HP Quality Center
6 21 (0.28%) Single Sign-On
7 20 (0.27%) Grafana
8 18 (0.24%) Kibana
8 18 (0.24%) Salt
9 17 (0.23%) BladeLogic
10 14 (0.19%) NetBackup
10 14 (0.19%) Rancher
11 12 (0.16%) Nagios
12 11 (0.15%) ZABBIX
13 10 (0.13%) Opsview
14 9 (0.12%) CA Service Virtualization
14 9 (0.12%) Prometheus
15 8 (0.11%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
16 6 (0.080%) Control-M
Vendors
1 1,516 (20.21%) Microsoft
2 517 (6.89%) Oracle
3 184 (2.45%) Sitecore
4 143 (1.91%) Xamarin
5 133 (1.77%) Google
6 80 (1.07%) TIBCO
7 74 (0.99%) Atlassian
8 70 (0.93%) SAP
9 65 (0.87%) Salesforce.com
10 57 (0.76%) Sybase
11 55 (0.73%) DevExpress
12 54 (0.72%) HP
13 52 (0.69%) Tableau
14 43 (0.57%) Apigee
15 41 (0.55%) VMware
16 39 (0.52%) Splunk
17 38 (0.51%) Telerik
18 37 (0.49%) Capita
19 31 (0.41%) Blue Prism
20 27 (0.36%) Adobe