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 3 months to 25 March 2017 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
C#
UK / England
Rank 18 22 19
Rank change year-on-year +4 -3  
Contract jobs citing C# 3179 3479 3686
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 7.61% 7.09% 7.67%
As % of the Programming Languages category 18.48% 18.48% 20.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 2263 2543 2541
Median daily rate £413 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.12% +3.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £293 £300 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £625 £577
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 76 58 39
Median hourly rate £42.75 £38.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.50% +8.57%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.48 £11.00 £32.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £50.08 £50.44
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £38.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year +9.21% +8.57%  

C# is in the programming language skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 17199 18829 18063
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 41.15% 38.39% 37.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 11862 12983 11839
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +4.00% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 397 448 384
Median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +14.28%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £15.00 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.64 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +4.10% +11.11%  

C#
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England citing C# as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Programming Languages category.

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 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for C# in England

C#
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 25 March 2017.

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 3 months to 25 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +3 1461 £500 +2.04% 651
South East +4 528 £355 -1.38% 373
South West +10 261 £365 +4.28% 170
North West +10 193 £355 +9.23% 238
East of England -4 162 £350 - 205
Yorkshire -7 157 £340 -2.85% 145
East Midlands +2 156 £343 +7.03% 138
West Midlands +1 148 £350 -4.76% 148
North East +13 98 £350 +7.69% 26
Midlands +7 6 £600 +50.00% 5
C#
UK

C#
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 25 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing C# also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for C#.

1 4635 (71.63%) .NET
2 2605 (40.26%) Agile Software Development
3 2415 (37.32%) SQL Server
4 2202 (34.03%) JavaScript
5 2175 (33.61%) ASP.NET
6 2157 (33.33%) MVC
7 2111 (32.62%) SQL
8 1703 (26.32%) HTML
9 1548 (23.92%) Microsoft
10 1399 (21.62%) CSS
11 1355 (20.94%) TDD
12 1202 (18.58%) Finance
13 1121 (17.32%) AngularJS
14 1023 (15.81%) .NET Framework
15 1003 (15.50%) ASP.NET MVC
16 959 (14.82%) Scrum
17 910 (14.06%) jQuery
18 904 (13.97%) Java
19 811 (12.53%) Web Services
20 786 (12.15%) Windows
21 777 (12.01%) ASP.NET Web API
22 716 (11.06%) WCF
23 713 (11.02%) Team Foundation Server
24 704 (10.88%) Microsoft Azure
25 686 (10.60%) HTML5
26 675 (10.43%) Visual Studio
27 657 (10.15%) WPF
28 645 (9.97%) BDD
29 642 (9.92%) Continuous Integration
30 630 (9.74%) XML

C#
Top Related 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
1 387 (5.98%) SharePoint
2 291 (4.50%) CMS
3 235 (3.63%) IIS
4 148 (2.29%) BizTalk Server
5 134 (2.07%) Umbraco
6 119 (1.84%) SharePoint 2013
7 117 (1.81%) Sitecore CMS
8 110 (1.70%) EPiServer
9 105 (1.62%) Confluence
10 88 (1.36%) SharePoint 2010
11 65 (1.00%) Apache
12 64 (0.99%) NServiceBus
13 53 (0.82%) Elasticsearch
14 47 (0.73%) Tomcat
15 39 (0.60%) Apache Spark
16 26 (0.40%) Skype for Business
17 25 (0.39%) Oracle SOA Suite
18 24 (0.37%) WebLogic
19 23 (0.36%) WebSphere
20 22 (0.34%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 449 (6.94%) MS Excel
2 72 (1.11%) MS Office
3 20 (0.31%) Photoshop
4 17 (0.26%) InfoPath
5 16 (0.25%) Spreadsheet
6 10 (0.15%) MS PowerPoint
7 9 (0.14%) MS Visio
8 6 (0.093%) 3ds Max
8 6 (0.093%) LaTeX
9 5 (0.077%) Adobe Illustrator
10 4 (0.062%) MS Project
11 3 (0.046%) Doxygen
12 2 (0.031%) Chatbot
12 2 (0.031%) SPSS
13 1 (0.015%) CATIA
13 1 (0.015%) Maya
13 1 (0.015%) Mingle
13 1 (0.015%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 351 (5.42%) Dynamics CRM
2 99 (1.53%) Dynamics AX
3 49 (0.76%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 24 (0.37%) ION MarketView
5 23 (0.36%) RMDS
6 16 (0.25%) Oracle Applications
7 10 (0.15%) Dynamics NAV
8 9 (0.14%) Oracle EBS
9 8 (0.12%) Endur
9 8 (0.12%) Oracle EBS R12
10 5 (0.077%) Workday HCM
11 4 (0.062%) Murex MxG2000
11 4 (0.062%) Payment Gateway
11 4 (0.062%) Sage 50
11 4 (0.062%) thinkFolio
11 4 (0.062%) Unit4 Business World
12 3 (0.046%) Magento
12 3 (0.046%) SAP HCM
12 3 (0.046%) Teamcenter
13 2 (0.031%) Loan IQ
Cloud Services
1 704 (10.88%) Microsoft Azure
2 304 (4.70%) Amazon AWS
3 99 (1.53%) PaaS
4 89 (1.38%) IaaS
4 89 (1.38%) Office 365
5 72 (1.11%) SaaS
6 68 (1.05%) GitHub
7 49 (0.76%) Amazon EC2
8 27 (0.42%) Amazon S3
9 25 (0.39%) Google Analytics
10 22 (0.34%) Google Cloud Platform
11 20 (0.31%) Yammer
12 19 (0.29%) AWS CloudFormation
13 15 (0.23%) Cloud Computing
14 10 (0.15%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 10 (0.15%) Amazon SQS
14 10 (0.15%) Azure Active Directory
14 10 (0.15%) Data Lake Analytics
15 9 (0.14%) Boomi
16 7 (0.11%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 150 (2.32%) HTTP
2 92 (1.42%) TCP/IP
3 76 (1.17%) Internet
4 42 (0.65%) Intranet
5 40 (0.62%) SSL
6 29 (0.45%) Firewall
7 26 (0.40%) AMQP
8 23 (0.36%) DNS
9 18 (0.28%) LDAP
10 15 (0.23%) Ethernet
10 15 (0.23%) SAN
11 14 (0.22%) Bluetooth
12 12 (0.19%) HTTPS
13 11 (0.17%) Broadband
13 11 (0.17%) Network Security
14 10 (0.15%) Extranet
14 10 (0.15%) Kerberos
14 10 (0.15%) LAN
15 9 (0.14%) DHCP
15 9 (0.14%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2415 (37.32%) SQL Server
2 407 (6.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 392 (6.06%) SQL Server 2008
4 302 (4.67%) NoSQL
5 298 (4.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 278 (4.30%) SQL Server 2012
7 210 (3.25%) MongoDB
8 207 (3.20%) Relational Database
9 156 (2.41%) Data Warehouse
10 135 (2.09%) SQL Server 2014
11 133 (2.06%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 125 (1.93%) Big Data
13 119 (1.84%) Oracle Database
14 116 (1.79%) MySQL
15 103 (1.59%) Hadoop
16 83 (1.28%) SQL Server 2005
17 73 (1.13%) Power BI
18 63 (0.97%) Azure SQL Database
19 58 (0.90%) SQL Server 2016
20 57 (0.88%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 713 (11.02%) Team Foundation Server
2 675 (10.43%) Visual Studio
3 522 (8.07%) Git (software)
4 378 (5.84%) Selenium
5 282 (4.36%) JIRA
6 258 (3.99%) SpecFlow
7 248 (3.83%) NUnit
8 234 (3.62%) Subversion
9 233 (3.60%) TeamCity
10 226 (3.49%) Jenkins
11 183 (2.83%) WebDriver
12 166 (2.57%) Cucumber
13 130 (2.01%) Octopus Deploy
14 128 (1.98%) Moq
15 107 (1.65%) JUnit
16 93 (1.44%) MSTest
17 88 (1.36%) Grunt
18 76 (1.17%) gulp
19 68 (1.05%) Eclipse
20 58 (0.90%) Mockito
General
1 1202 (18.58%) Finance
2 545 (8.42%) Banking
3 370 (5.72%) Front Office
4 202 (3.12%) Advertising
5 192 (2.97%) Investment Banking
6 179 (2.77%) Retail
7 125 (1.93%) Marketing
8 114 (1.76%) Manufacturing
9 102 (1.58%) Back Office
10 96 (1.48%) Telecoms
11 77 (1.19%) Games
12 69 (1.07%) Financial Institution
13 65 (1.00%) Electronics
14 39 (0.60%) Legal
15 29 (0.45%) Publishing
16 27 (0.42%) Retail Banking
17 26 (0.40%) Law
18 24 (0.37%) Aerospace
19 23 (0.36%) Automotive
20 22 (0.34%) Military
Job Titles
1 4941 (76.36%) Developer
2 2263 (34.97%) .NET Developer
3 2176 (33.63%) C# Developer
4 1266 (19.56%) C# .NET Developer
5 479 (7.40%) SQL Developer
6 463 (7.15%) ASP.NET Developer
7 436 (6.74%) Senior Developer
8 426 (6.58%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
9 370 (5.72%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 332 (5.13%) Software Developer
11 309 (4.78%) Analyst
12 281 (4.34%) Full Stack Developer
13 273 (4.22%) WPF Developer
14 245 (3.79%) JavaScript Developer
15 244 (3.77%) Senior .NET Developer
16 224 (3.46%) Angular Developer
17 220 (3.40%) Java Developer
18 217 (3.35%) Senior C# Developer
19 208 (3.21%) C# WPF Developer
20 207 (3.20%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4635 (71.63%) .NET
2 2175 (33.61%) ASP.NET
3 1703 (26.32%) HTML
4 1399 (21.62%) CSS
5 1121 (17.32%) AngularJS
6 1023 (15.81%) .NET Framework
7 1003 (15.50%) ASP.NET MVC
8 910 (14.06%) jQuery
9 811 (12.53%) Web Services
10 777 (12.01%) ASP.NET Web API
11 716 (11.06%) WCF
12 686 (10.60%) HTML5
13 657 (10.15%) WPF
14 630 (9.74%) XML
15 628 (9.70%) Entity Framework
16 454 (7.02%) REST
17 344 (5.32%) CSS3
18 325 (5.02%) RESTful
19 319 (4.93%) Ajax
20 315 (4.87%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 346 (5.35%) Analytical Skills
2 225 (3.48%) Fixed Income
3 222 (3.43%) User Experience
4 220 (3.40%) Computer Science
5 191 (2.95%) Mobile App
6 156 (2.41%) Derivative
7 155 (2.40%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 111 (1.72%) Equities
9 107 (1.65%) Algorithms
10 93 (1.44%) Fintech
11 76 (1.17%) Management Information System
12 64 (0.99%) Market Risk
13 56 (0.87%) Data Structures
14 51 (0.79%) N-Tier
15 43 (0.66%) Hedge funds
16 42 (0.65%) Client/Server
17 41 (0.63%) Enterprise Software
18 39 (0.60%) Virtual Team
18 39 (0.60%) W3C
19 32 (0.49%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 786 (12.15%) Windows
2 356 (5.50%) Linux
3 146 (2.26%) Android
4 144 (2.23%) Unix
5 132 (2.04%) Apple iOS
6 128 (1.98%) Windows Server
7 41 (0.63%) Windows Server 2012
8 32 (0.49%) Windows Server 2008
9 31 (0.48%) Ubuntu
10 23 (0.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 21 (0.32%) CentOS
12 14 (0.22%) Windows 7
13 12 (0.19%) Solaris
13 12 (0.19%) Windows 8
14 11 (0.17%) Windows Mobile
15 9 (0.14%) MVS
16 8 (0.12%) Windows 10
16 8 (0.12%) Windows Phone
17 7 (0.11%) Windows Embedded Compact
18 6 (0.093%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2605 (40.26%) Agile Software Development
2 2157 (33.33%) MVC
3 1355 (20.94%) TDD
4 959 (14.82%) Scrum
5 645 (9.97%) BDD
6 642 (9.92%) Continuous Integration
7 609 (9.41%) OO
8 528 (8.16%) Software Engineering
9 462 (7.14%) Web Development
10 422 (6.52%) Unit Testing
11 417 (6.44%) CRM
12 381 (5.89%) DevOps
13 377 (5.83%) SDLC
14 368 (5.69%) E-Commerce
15 318 (4.91%) Business Intelligence
16 302 (4.67%) Multithreading
17 292 (4.51%) MVVM
18 264 (4.08%) Automated Testing
19 259 (4.00%) SOLID
20 248 (3.83%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 2202 (34.03%) JavaScript
2 2111 (32.62%) SQL
3 904 (13.97%) Java
4 579 (8.95%) C++
5 530 (8.19%) T-SQL
6 452 (6.99%) Python
7 336 (5.19%) VB.NET
8 293 (4.53%) PowerShell
9 262 (4.05%) Ruby
10 221 (3.42%) VB
11 187 (2.89%) C
12 186 (2.87%) Scala
13 147 (2.27%) TypeScript
14 132 (2.04%) Perl
15 129 (1.99%) VBA
16 90 (1.39%) PHP
17 89 (1.38%) Shell Script
18 80 (1.24%) PL/SQL
19 67 (1.04%) XAML
20 55 (0.85%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 364 (5.63%) Security Cleared
2 291 (4.50%) Degree
3 228 (3.52%) SC Cleared
4 57 (0.88%) Microsoft Certification
5 48 (0.74%) DV Cleared
6 30 (0.46%) ISTQB
7 28 (0.43%) PhD
8 27 (0.42%) ISEB
9 16 (0.25%) MBA
10 13 (0.20%) MCP
10 13 (0.20%) MCTS
11 12 (0.19%) BPSS Clearance
11 12 (0.19%) Cisco Certification
11 12 (0.19%) HNC
12 10 (0.15%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 8 (0.12%) CFA
14 7 (0.11%) AWS Certification
14 7 (0.11%) HND
14 7 (0.11%) MCSE
15 6 (0.093%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 331 (5.12%) QA
2 54 (0.83%) SDET
3 15 (0.23%) MiFID
4 14 (0.22%) WCAG
5 13 (0.20%) Data Quality
5 13 (0.20%) PCI DSS
6 11 (0.17%) Basel III
7 10 (0.15%) ISO 9001
7 10 (0.15%) SLA
8 9 (0.14%) Disclosure Scotland
9 7 (0.11%) IFRS
9 7 (0.11%) IFRS 9
10 5 (0.077%) CRD IV
10 5 (0.077%) HL7
10 5 (0.077%) ISO 14001
11 3 (0.046%) JSP 440
11 3 (0.046%) TickIT
12 2 (0.031%) ISO 8583
12 2 (0.031%) ISO/IEC 27001
12 2 (0.031%) Solvency II
System Software
1 101 (1.56%) Active Directory
2 82 (1.27%) Docker
3 40 (0.62%) VMware Infrastructure
4 21 (0.32%) Virtual Machines
5 18 (0.28%) Hyper-V
6 14 (0.22%) Firmware
7 8 (0.12%) vSphere
8 6 (0.093%) VMware ESXi
9 5 (0.077%) VMware Workstation
10 4 (0.062%) LXC
10 4 (0.062%) XenApp
11 3 (0.046%) XenDesktop
11 3 (0.046%) XenServer
12 2 (0.031%) Apache Flume
12 2 (0.031%) HDFS
12 2 (0.031%) Platform Symphony
12 2 (0.031%) Samba
13 1 (0.015%) etcd
13 1 (0.015%) Time Sharing Option
13 1 (0.015%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 79 (1.22%) Opscode Chef
2 74 (1.14%) Puppet
3 53 (0.82%) Ansible
4 25 (0.39%) Kibana
4 25 (0.39%) WMI
5 15 (0.23%) Grafana
5 15 (0.23%) HP Quality Center
6 14 (0.22%) SCOM
7 10 (0.15%) Salt
8 9 (0.14%) Microsoft Clustering
9 8 (0.12%) SCCM
10 7 (0.11%) PowerCLI
11 6 (0.093%) HP Fortify
11 6 (0.093%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
12 5 (0.077%) Control-M
12 5 (0.077%) Kubernetes
12 5 (0.077%) Nagios
12 5 (0.077%) SELinux
13 4 (0.062%) logstash
13 4 (0.062%) WSUS
Vendors
1 1548 (23.92%) Microsoft
2 507 (7.83%) Oracle
3 241 (3.72%) Sitecore
4 152 (2.35%) Xamarin
5 115 (1.78%) Google
6 102 (1.58%) SAP
7 73 (1.13%) Salesforce.com
7 73 (1.13%) Sybase
8 64 (0.99%) TIBCO
9 55 (0.85%) Telerik
10 49 (0.76%) VMware
11 43 (0.66%) ION Trading
12 37 (0.57%) Atlassian
13 35 (0.54%) Bloomberg
13 35 (0.54%) Reuters
14 34 (0.53%) DevExpress
15 32 (0.49%) HP
16 31 (0.48%) Tableau
17 28 (0.43%) Red Hat
18 27 (0.42%) Citrix
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £350 per Day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Source Technology
Rate: From £400 to £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Reco Ltd
Rate: From £300 to £400 per day 2 Month initial contract - likely to extend.
Posted: Yesterday
London
Client Server
Rate: £500 to £550 p/day
Posted: Yesterday
Greater Manchester
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £325 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Ascend Consulting
Rate: From £300 to £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Southampton, Hampshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: Yesterday
Towcester, Northamptonshire
Latcom Ltd
Rate: From £275 to £325 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
North Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Unspecified NEG
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £600 - £650 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Northamptonshire
Oscar
Rate: £275 - £325 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
North Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Unspecified NEG
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £550 - £625 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £400 - £500 per day + Flexi Working (Some WFH)
Posted: Yesterday
Croydon, Surrey
networx
Rate: From £46,250 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Rate: £150 - £200 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Oliver James Associates
Rate: £450 - £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
West London
Vadis People
Rate: c£55,000 - £65,000 Pro Rota
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 2 days ago
Stafford, Staffordshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Rate: £275 - £325 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Ebury
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Harrogate, North Yorkshire
AMsource Technology
Rate: From £325 to £375 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Ebury
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £250.00 - £300.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Northamptonshire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £250 - £320 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
People Source Consulting
Rate: £330 - £360 per day + flexible working hours
Posted: Yesterday