Period
to 19 April 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 19 April 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
19 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 14 19 22
Rank change year-on-year +5 +3 -4
Contract jobs citing C# 7,627 6,496 7,064
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 8.23% 7.57% 7.18%
As % of the Programming Languages category 19.02% 18.54% 18.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,811 4,688 5,107
England median daily rate £450 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.09% +3.13% +1.27%
10th Percentile £313 £281 £288
90th Percentile £650 £600 £625
UK median daily rate £438 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +9.38% - +3.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 86 150 151
England median hourly rate £43.00 £41.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.61% +3.75% +6.67%
10th Percentile £30.75 £23.00 £13.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £57.50 £49.75
UK median hourly rate £43.00 £41.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year +3.61% +3.75% +12.68%

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 40,102 35,033 37,988
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 43.29% 40.81% 38.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 28,255 24,189 26,187
England median daily rate £475 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.57% +2.94% +6.25%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £275
90th Percentile £638 £613 £600
UK median daily rate £463 £425 £415
% change year-on-year +8.82% +2.41% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 717 772 921
England median hourly rate £40.00 £41.00 £38.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.44% +5.81% +10.71%
10th Percentile £17.43 £17.50 £14.13
90th Percentile £51.00 £52.88 £52.25
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £40.50 £38.50
% change year-on-year -1.23% +5.19% +10.00%

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 19 April 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 19 April 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 19 April 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 +5 4,056 £500 +5.26% 1,176
South East -6 1,060 £393 +4.67% 797
North of England +3 1,045 £363 +3.57% 732
Midlands -1 651 £375 +7.14% 556
North West +4 525 £375 +7.14% 382
South West +1 516 £375 +2.74% 305
Yorkshire +8 440 £350 +2.94% 284
West Midlands 0 382 £375 +7.14% 286
East of England -3 313 £400 +14.29% 384
East Midlands -4 261 £384 +12.87% 269
North East -8 85 £340 -7.48% 66
C#
UK

For the 6 months to 19 April 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 5,380 (70.54%) .NET
2 3,379 (44.30%) Agile Software Development
3 2,787 (36.54%) SQL Server
4 2,729 (35.78%) SQL
5 2,432 (31.89%) JavaScript
6 2,256 (29.58%) MVC
7 2,232 (29.26%) ASP.NET
8 1,824 (23.92%) TDD
9 1,738 (22.79%) HTML
10 1,643 (21.54%) Finance
11 1,615 (21.17%) AngularJS
12 1,511 (19.81%) Microsoft
13 1,499 (19.65%) CSS
14 1,359 (17.82%) Microsoft Azure
15 1,302 (17.07%) ASP.NET Web API
16 1,155 (15.14%) .NET Framework
17 1,120 (14.68%) ASP.NET MVC
18 1,103 (14.46%) Scrum
19 1,057 (13.86%) Test Automation
20 996 (13.06%) Java
21 963 (12.63%) BDD
22 904 (11.85%) jQuery
23 880 (11.54%) Web Services
24 874 (11.46%) Continuous Integration
25 867 (11.37%) WCF
26 798 (10.46%) Banking
27 795 (10.42%) Visual Studio
27 795 (10.42%) Git (software)
28 780 (10.23%) WPF
29 751 (9.85%) DevOps

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
1 293 (3.84%) CMS
2 213 (2.79%) SharePoint
3 196 (2.57%) IIS
4 183 (2.40%) Elasticsearch
5 157 (2.06%) Confluence
6 141 (1.85%) NServiceBus
7 114 (1.49%) Umbraco
8 103 (1.35%) BizTalk Server
9 97 (1.27%) Sitecore CMS
10 56 (0.73%) EPiServer
11 42 (0.55%) SharePoint 2013
12 40 (0.52%) Apache
13 39 (0.51%) Cloud Foundry
14 32 (0.42%) Tomcat
15 28 (0.37%) Apache Spark
15 28 (0.37%) nginx
16 25 (0.33%) SharePoint 2010
17 21 (0.28%) SAS
17 21 (0.28%) SharePoint Server
18 20 (0.26%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 215 (2.82%) Microsoft Excel
2 72 (0.94%) Microsoft Office
3 31 (0.41%) Spreadsheet
4 25 (0.33%) Photoshop
5 19 (0.25%) MS Visio
6 17 (0.22%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 9 (0.12%) InfoPath
8 8 (0.10%) Maya
9 7 (0.092%) Chatbot
10 6 (0.079%) CATIA
10 6 (0.079%) HipChat
11 5 (0.066%) SPSS
12 4 (0.052%) 3ds Max
12 4 (0.052%) SOLIDWORKS
13 2 (0.026%) InDesign
13 2 (0.026%) Microsoft Project
13 2 (0.026%) PTC Creo
13 2 (0.026%) Siemens NX
13 2 (0.026%) Simulink
13 2 (0.026%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 203 (2.66%) Dynamics CRM
2 25 (0.33%) Payment Gateway
3 22 (0.29%) Dynamics AX
4 15 (0.20%) Markit EDM
5 11 (0.14%) SAP S/4HANA
5 11 (0.14%) thinkFolio
6 10 (0.13%) Eagle PACE
6 10 (0.13%) Front Arena
7 8 (0.10%) Distributed Ledger
8 7 (0.092%) Endur
8 7 (0.092%) R3 Corda
9 5 (0.066%) Dynamics NAV
9 5 (0.066%) SAP R/3
9 5 (0.066%) Summit
9 5 (0.066%) SunGard Martini
10 4 (0.052%) Bloomberg AIM
10 4 (0.052%) Elite 3E
10 4 (0.052%) ION MarketView
10 4 (0.052%) Magento
10 4 (0.052%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 1,359 (17.82%) Microsoft Azure
2 660 (8.65%) Amazon AWS
3 159 (2.08%) PaaS
4 114 (1.49%) GitHub
5 93 (1.22%) Cloud Computing
6 86 (1.13%) Dynamics 365
7 85 (1.11%) Serverless
8 81 (1.06%) IaaS
9 75 (0.98%) SaaS
10 52 (0.68%) Google Cloud Platform
11 50 (0.66%) Google Analytics
12 48 (0.63%) Office 365
13 45 (0.59%) AWS CloudFormation
14 38 (0.50%) NuGet
15 34 (0.45%) npm
16 33 (0.43%) Azure Data Factory
17 30 (0.39%) Amazon EC2
17 30 (0.39%) AWS Lambda
18 20 (0.26%) Amazon S3
18 20 (0.26%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 117 (1.53%) HTTP
2 82 (1.08%) Internet
3 58 (0.76%) TCP/IP
4 46 (0.60%) SMS
5 35 (0.46%) Firewall
5 35 (0.46%) SSL
6 30 (0.39%) DNS
7 24 (0.31%) AMQP
8 22 (0.29%) FTP
9 21 (0.28%) SMTP
10 18 (0.24%) DMARC
10 18 (0.24%) Network Security
11 17 (0.22%) Intranet
12 15 (0.20%) DKIM
13 10 (0.13%) Skype
14 9 (0.12%) Ethernet
14 9 (0.12%) LAN
14 9 (0.12%) WAN
15 8 (0.10%) PuTTY
16 7 (0.092%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2,787 (36.54%) SQL Server
2 399 (5.23%) NoSQL
3 357 (4.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 337 (4.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 290 (3.80%) Relational Database
6 285 (3.74%) MongoDB
7 267 (3.50%) SQL Server 2012
8 223 (2.92%) SQL Server 2008
9 181 (2.37%) SQL Server 2016
10 176 (2.31%) Data Warehouse
11 174 (2.28%) SQL Server 2014
12 170 (2.23%) Big Data
13 136 (1.78%) MySQL
14 133 (1.74%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 112 (1.47%) Oracle Database
16 97 (1.27%) Power BI
17 90 (1.18%) RDBMS
18 81 (1.06%) PostgreSQL
19 73 (0.96%) Blockchain
20 68 (0.89%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 795 (10.42%) Git (software)
1 795 (10.42%) Visual Studio
2 646 (8.47%) Team Foundation Server
3 594 (7.79%) Selenium
4 476 (6.24%) TeamCity
5 442 (5.80%) JIRA
6 408 (5.35%) SpecFlow
7 363 (4.76%) Jenkins
8 340 (4.46%) NUnit
9 330 (4.33%) Octopus Deploy
10 215 (2.82%) Visual Studio Team System
11 209 (2.74%) Cucumber
12 172 (2.26%) Subversion
13 161 (2.11%) WebDriver
14 104 (1.36%) SoapUI
15 102 (1.34%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 91 (1.19%) MSTest
17 90 (1.18%) Bitbucket
18 85 (1.11%) ReSharper
19 84 (1.10%) Moq
General
1 1,643 (21.54%) Finance
2 798 (10.46%) Banking
3 632 (8.29%) Front Office
4 285 (3.74%) Investment Banking
5 212 (2.78%) Retail
6 127 (1.67%) Marketing
7 112 (1.47%) Law
8 104 (1.36%) Games
9 103 (1.35%) Advertising
9 103 (1.35%) Financial Institution
10 99 (1.30%) Back Office
11 78 (1.02%) Telecoms
12 73 (0.96%) Legal
13 72 (0.94%) Manufacturing
14 41 (0.54%) Electronics
15 33 (0.43%) Publishing
16 12 (0.16%) Automotive
16 12 (0.16%) Pharmaceutical
17 11 (0.14%) Retail Banking
18 9 (0.12%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 5,611 (73.57%) Developer
2 2,727 (35.75%) C# Developer
3 2,360 (30.94%) .NET Developer
4 1,228 (16.10%) C# .NET Developer
5 608 (7.97%) Senior Developer
6 524 (6.87%) Full Stack Developer
7 484 (6.35%) SQL Developer
8 474 (6.21%) ASP.NET Developer
9 392 (5.14%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 372 (4.88%) Angular Developer
11 352 (4.62%) Analyst
12 348 (4.56%) Software Developer
13 345 (4.52%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
14 309 (4.05%) WPF Developer
15 289 (3.79%) Senior C# Developer
16 264 (3.46%) C# WPF Developer
17 261 (3.42%) JavaScript Developer
18 252 (3.30%) Architect
19 250 (3.28%) Software Engineer
20 249 (3.26%) Senior .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5,380 (70.54%) .NET
2 2,232 (29.26%) ASP.NET
3 1,738 (22.79%) HTML
4 1,615 (21.17%) AngularJS
5 1,499 (19.65%) CSS
6 1,302 (17.07%) ASP.NET Web API
7 1,155 (15.14%) .NET Framework
8 1,120 (14.68%) ASP.NET MVC
9 904 (11.85%) jQuery
10 880 (11.54%) Web Services
11 867 (11.37%) WCF
12 780 (10.23%) WPF
13 657 (8.61%) HTML5
14 598 (7.84%) React
15 583 (7.64%) REST
16 579 (7.59%) Entity Framework
17 523 (6.86%) XML
18 473 (6.20%) Node.js
19 466 (6.11%) JSON
20 462 (6.06%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 585 (7.67%) Greenfield Project
2 405 (5.31%) Analytical Skills
3 402 (5.27%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 240 (3.15%) Fixed Income
5 231 (3.03%) Computer Science
6 229 (3.00%) Derivative
7 226 (2.96%) User Experience
8 210 (2.75%) Enterprise Software
9 199 (2.61%) Fintech
10 159 (2.08%) Hedge funds
11 146 (1.91%) Self-Motivation
12 138 (1.81%) Mobile App
13 129 (1.69%) Algorithms
14 121 (1.59%) Equities
15 84 (1.10%) Data Structures
16 73 (0.96%) N-Tier
17 66 (0.87%) Client/Server
17 66 (0.87%) Public Cloud
18 62 (0.81%) Market Risk
19 57 (0.75%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 744 (9.75%) Windows
2 308 (4.04%) Linux
3 168 (2.20%) Android
4 147 (1.93%) Apple iOS
5 132 (1.73%) Unix
6 106 (1.39%) Windows Server
7 51 (0.67%) Windows Server 2012
8 34 (0.45%) Windows 10
9 28 (0.37%) Windows Server 2008
10 17 (0.22%) Ubuntu
11 14 (0.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 13 (0.17%) Windows 7
13 11 (0.14%) Nucleus RTOS
13 11 (0.14%) Windows Phone
14 9 (0.12%) Windows Server 2003
15 8 (0.10%) Solaris
15 8 (0.10%) Windows 8
16 6 (0.079%) Mac OS X
16 6 (0.079%) VMS
17 5 (0.066%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 3,379 (44.30%) Agile Software Development
2 2,256 (29.58%) MVC
3 1,824 (23.92%) TDD
4 1,103 (14.46%) Scrum
5 1,057 (13.86%) Test Automation
6 963 (12.63%) BDD
7 874 (11.46%) Continuous Integration
8 751 (9.85%) DevOps
9 703 (9.22%) OO
10 691 (9.06%) Software Engineering
11 658 (8.63%) Microservices
12 623 (8.17%) Unit Testing
13 612 (8.02%) Web Development
14 570 (7.47%) E-Commerce
15 512 (6.71%) Problem-Solving
16 495 (6.49%) SOLID
17 446 (5.85%) Multithreading
18 375 (4.92%) SDLC
19 347 (4.55%) OOP
20 339 (4.44%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 2,729 (35.78%) SQL
2 2,432 (31.89%) JavaScript
3 996 (13.06%) Java
4 718 (9.41%) Python
5 705 (9.24%) C++
6 603 (7.91%) T-SQL
7 379 (4.97%) PowerShell
8 371 (4.86%) VB.NET
9 352 (4.62%) TypeScript
10 205 (2.69%) VBA
11 196 (2.57%) Ruby
12 176 (2.31%) VB
13 156 (2.05%) C
14 132 (1.73%) PL/SQL
15 121 (1.59%) R
16 108 (1.42%) Perl
17 107 (1.40%) PHP
18 90 (1.18%) Scala
19 72 (0.94%) Shell Script
20 66 (0.87%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 390 (5.11%) Degree
2 221 (2.90%) Security Cleared
3 145 (1.90%) SC Cleared
4 94 (1.23%) Computer Science Degree
5 65 (0.85%) ISTQB
6 33 (0.43%) Microsoft Certification
6 33 (0.43%) Numerate Degree
7 31 (0.41%) PhD
8 26 (0.34%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 24 (0.31%) ISEB
10 21 (0.28%) DV Cleared
11 17 (0.22%) BPSS Clearance
12 14 (0.18%) Master's Degree
13 12 (0.16%) MCP
14 8 (0.10%) MCSD
15 7 (0.092%) BC Cleared
16 6 (0.079%) DBS Check
16 6 (0.079%) MCTS
16 6 (0.079%) TOGAF Certification
17 4 (0.052%) MCPD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 390 (5.11%) QA
2 47 (0.62%) MiFID
3 38 (0.50%) Data Quality
4 33 (0.43%) GDPR
5 32 (0.42%) HL7
6 21 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 20 (0.26%) PCI DSS
8 18 (0.24%) SLA
9 14 (0.18%) GCP
10 11 (0.14%) EMIR
11 10 (0.13%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 10 (0.13%) ISO 9001
12 8 (0.10%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 7 (0.092%) IFRS
13 7 (0.092%) PMO
13 7 (0.092%) WAI
14 6 (0.079%) IFRS 9
14 6 (0.079%) WCAG
15 5 (0.066%) MISRA
16 4 (0.052%) MISRA C
System Software
1 366 (4.80%) Docker
2 106 (1.39%) Active Directory
3 28 (0.37%) VMware Infrastructure
4 19 (0.25%) Virtual Machines
5 18 (0.24%) Hyper-V
6 11 (0.14%) VMware ESXi
7 10 (0.13%) Apache Flume
7 10 (0.13%) Microsoft App-V
8 8 (0.10%) Varnish
8 8 (0.10%) vSphere
9 6 (0.079%) Virtual Desktop
10 5 (0.066%) Firmware
10 5 (0.066%) HDFS
11 3 (0.039%) Virtual Servers
11 3 (0.039%) XenApp
11 3 (0.039%) XenDesktop
12 2 (0.026%) OpenAM
12 2 (0.026%) OpenDJ
12 2 (0.026%) VirtualBox
13 1 (0.013%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 141 (1.85%) Ansible
2 110 (1.44%) Kubernetes
3 92 (1.21%) Puppet
4 74 (0.97%) Opscode Chef
5 36 (0.47%) Terraform
6 33 (0.43%) Kibana
7 26 (0.34%) Salt
8 25 (0.33%) Grafana
8 25 (0.33%) HP ALM
9 20 (0.26%) Single Sign-On
10 17 (0.22%) BladeLogic
11 14 (0.18%) Rancher
12 12 (0.16%) HP Quality Center
13 11 (0.14%) Control-M
13 11 (0.14%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
14 10 (0.13%) Opsview
15 9 (0.12%) Prometheus
15 9 (0.12%) SCCM
16 8 (0.10%) CA Service Virtualization
17 7 (0.092%) SCOM
Vendors
1 1,511 (19.81%) Microsoft
2 482 (6.32%) Oracle
3 167 (2.19%) Sitecore
4 150 (1.97%) Google
5 127 (1.67%) Xamarin
6 107 (1.40%) Atlassian
7 80 (1.05%) SAP
8 78 (1.02%) TIBCO
9 59 (0.77%) Tableau
10 58 (0.76%) HP
11 53 (0.69%) Capita
12 51 (0.67%) Sybase
13 47 (0.62%) Salesforce.com
14 44 (0.58%) Telerik
15 41 (0.54%) VMware
16 36 (0.47%) Apigee
16 36 (0.47%) DevExpress
16 36 (0.47%) Splunk
17 29 (0.38%) Charles River
17 29 (0.38%) MapR