Period
to 21 January 2022

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 21 January 2022 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
21 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 29 36 19
Rank change year-on-year +7 -17 -3
Contract jobs citing C# 4,551 1,841 5,042
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 6.54% 5.38% 7.60%
As % of the Programming Languages category 16.87% 12.79% 18.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,460 1,347 3,834
10th Percentile £363 £313 £325
25th Percentile £416 £381 £381
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £485 £450
Median % change year-on-year +8.25% +7.78% -
75th Percentile £663 £600 £550
90th Percentile £763 £688 £638
UK median daily rate £520 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +9.47% +5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 67 39 45
10th Percentile £35.15 £34.38 £38.20
25th Percentile £41.67 £41.38 £42.00
Median hourly rate £48.58 £46.00 £47.83
Median % change year-on-year +5.61% -3.83% +8.70%
75th Percentile £60.00 £55.00 £52.50
90th Percentile £65.00 £58.97 £54.50
UK median hourly rate £48.58 £46.00 £46.00
% change year-on-year +5.61% - +5.14%

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 26,983 14,396 27,295
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 38.80% 42.04% 41.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 19,942 10,244 19,334
10th Percentile £363 £313 £325
25th Percentile £450 £389 £400
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £485 £485
Median % change year-on-year +13.40% - +1.57%
75th Percentile £650 £588 £575
90th Percentile £738 £675 £650
UK median daily rate £538 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +13.16% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 392 337 486
10th Percentile £19.52 £13.45 £16.50
25th Percentile £32.38 £24.00 £23.42
Median hourly rate £49.00 £42.50 £44.00
Median % change year-on-year +15.29% -3.41% +3.82%
75th Percentile £60.00 £50.00 £50.00
90th Percentile £71.49 £58.75 £55.00
UK median hourly rate £49.00 £42.50 £43.25
% change year-on-year +15.29% -1.73% +2.98%

C#
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing C# as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for C# in England

C#
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing C# in England.

Daily rate trend for C# in England

C#
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing C# in England over the 6 months to 21 January 2022.

Daily rate histogram for C# in England

C#
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing C# in England.

Hourly rate trend for C# in England

C#
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing C# in England over the 6 months to 21 January 2022.

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 21 January 2022. 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
Jobs
London +5 2,637 £613 +11.36% 989
North of England +31 550 £425 +13.33% 505
South East 0 379 £488 +8.33% 483
North West +19 345 £420 +7.69% 281
Midlands +2 294 £425 +14.86% 423
South West +3 222 £450 +3.45% 181
Yorkshire +23 174 £425 +13.33% 164
West Midlands -8 169 £425 +13.33% 245
East of England -1 149 £430 -0.58% 218
East Midlands +7 123 £425 +21.43% 176
North East +20 33 £413 +10.00% 60
C#
UK

For the 6 months to 21 January 2022, 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 3,121 (68.58%) .NET
2 1,958 (43.02%) Agile Software Development
3 1,802 (39.60%) Azure
4 1,609 (35.35%) SQL
5 1,378 (30.28%) JavaScript
6 1,312 (28.83%) SQL Server
7 1,250 (27.47%) DevOps
8 1,028 (22.59%) Microsoft
9 982 (21.58%) CI/CD
10 936 (20.57%) Finance
11 935 (20.54%) .NET Core
12 906 (19.91%) Software Engineering
13 880 (19.34%) Java
14 865 (19.01%) Social Skills
15 779 (17.12%) .NET Framework
16 777 (17.07%) ASP.NET
17 729 (16.02%) Microservices
18 724 (15.91%) Python
19 717 (15.75%) AngularJS
20 706 (15.51%) HTML
21 681 (14.96%) Scrum
22 663 (14.57%) TDD
23 656 (14.41%) Test Automation
24 642 (14.11%) CSS
25 640 (14.06%) Full Stack Development
26 633 (13.91%) Git (software)
27 622 (13.67%) React
28 610 (13.40%) Windows
29 547 (12.02%) MVC
29 547 (12.02%) TypeScript

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
1 211 (4.64%) SharePoint
2 126 (2.77%) Confluence
3 82 (1.80%) BizTalk Server
4 62 (1.36%) IIS
5 53 (1.16%) Elasticsearch
6 48 (1.05%) CMS
7 36 (0.79%) Apache Spark
8 28 (0.62%) Umbraco
9 22 (0.48%) Oracle Coherence
10 21 (0.46%) EPiServer
11 17 (0.37%) Apache
12 16 (0.35%) Sitecore CMS
13 15 (0.33%) Appian
14 13 (0.29%) SharePoint Server
15 11 (0.24%) SharePoint 2013
16 8 (0.18%) SharePoint 2010
17 7 (0.15%) NServiceBus
18 6 (0.13%) Cloud Foundry
18 6 (0.13%) IBM Domino
18 6 (0.13%) Moodle
Applications
1 141 (3.10%) Microsoft Excel
2 35 (0.77%) Microsoft Office
3 32 (0.70%) MS Visio
4 15 (0.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 11 (0.24%) Chatbot
6 8 (0.18%) Simulink
7 6 (0.13%) Microsoft Project
7 6 (0.13%) Spreadsheet
8 3 (0.066%) LaTeX
8 3 (0.066%) Mingle
9 1 (0.022%) AutoCAD
9 1 (0.022%) FileZilla
9 1 (0.022%) InDesign
9 1 (0.022%) InfoPath
9 1 (0.022%) Maya
9 1 (0.022%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 85 (1.87%) Dynamics CRM
2 25 (0.55%) SunGard Martini
3 23 (0.51%) Sentinel
4 22 (0.48%) BusinessWorks
5 14 (0.31%) Dynamics AX
6 10 (0.22%) Endur
7 8 (0.18%) Magento
7 8 (0.18%) RMDS
7 8 (0.18%) Shopify
8 7 (0.15%) SAP Hybris
9 6 (0.13%) Payment Gateway
10 5 (0.11%) Orchestrade
11 4 (0.088%) Dynamics NAV
11 4 (0.088%) Salesforce.com CRM
11 4 (0.088%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
12 3 (0.066%) Global One
13 2 (0.044%) Dynamics GP
13 2 (0.044%) Elite 3E
13 2 (0.044%) Loan IQ
13 2 (0.044%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 1,802 (39.60%) Azure
2 430 (9.45%) AWS
3 318 (6.99%) Serverless
4 272 (5.98%) Power Platform
5 216 (4.75%) Azure Service Bus
6 202 (4.44%) Azure Functions
7 180 (3.96%) Azure Cosmos DB
8 170 (3.74%) PaaS
9 165 (3.63%) Azure Logic Apps
10 149 (3.27%) GitHub
11 130 (2.86%) GCP
12 118 (2.59%) Dynamics 365
13 117 (2.57%) SaaS
14 115 (2.53%) PowerApps
15 108 (2.37%) Azure Data Factory
16 104 (2.29%) Power Automate
17 87 (1.91%) AWS CloudFormation
18 84 (1.85%) Microsoft 365
19 82 (1.80%) Azure Monitor
20 79 (1.74%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 96 (2.11%) TCP/IP
2 55 (1.21%) Firewall
3 49 (1.08%) Network Security
4 46 (1.01%) HTTP
5 37 (0.81%) RTMP
6 36 (0.79%) Internet
7 28 (0.62%) Ethernet
8 25 (0.55%) BGP
8 25 (0.55%) Reverse Proxy
9 15 (0.33%) DNS
9 15 (0.33%) SSL
10 13 (0.29%) Intranet
11 12 (0.26%) FTP
12 9 (0.20%) VPN
13 8 (0.18%) Kerberos
13 8 (0.18%) SAN
13 8 (0.18%) SMTP
14 6 (0.13%) HTTPS
14 6 (0.13%) Multicast
15 5 (0.11%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,312 (28.83%) SQL Server
2 247 (5.43%) Relational Database
3 196 (4.31%) Power BI
4 192 (4.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 171 (3.76%) NoSQL
6 152 (3.34%) Data Warehouse
7 128 (2.81%) Azure SQL Database
8 114 (2.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 100 (2.20%) Data Lake
9 100 (2.20%) MongoDB
10 93 (2.04%) PostgreSQL
11 92 (2.02%) MySQL
12 74 (1.63%) Oracle Database
12 74 (1.63%) Tableau
13 59 (1.30%) Big Data
14 51 (1.12%) SQL Server 2008
15 50 (1.10%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 48 (1.05%) RDBMS
17 40 (0.88%) SQL Server 2012
18 35 (0.77%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 633 (13.91%) Git (software)
2 358 (7.87%) Visual Studio
3 336 (7.38%) JIRA
4 316 (6.94%) Jenkins
5 261 (5.74%) TeamCity
6 221 (4.86%) Selenium
7 215 (4.72%) SpecFlow
8 158 (3.47%) Team Foundation Server
9 107 (2.35%) Octopus Deploy
10 105 (2.31%) Postman
11 99 (2.18%) Subversion
12 94 (2.07%) Maven
12 94 (2.07%) NUnit
13 82 (1.80%) Visual Studio Team System
14 80 (1.76%) Bitbucket
15 71 (1.56%) Artifactory
15 71 (1.56%) Gradle
16 67 (1.47%) Cucumber
17 58 (1.27%) Moq
18 57 (1.25%) GitLab
General
1 936 (20.57%) Finance
2 865 (19.01%) Social Skills
3 521 (11.45%) Banking
4 428 (9.40%) Front Office
5 285 (6.26%) Analytical Skills
6 277 (6.09%) Investment Banking
7 145 (3.19%) Public Sector
8 86 (1.89%) Marketing
9 83 (1.82%) Presentation Skills
10 77 (1.69%) Retail
11 67 (1.47%) Games
12 57 (1.25%) Telecoms
13 44 (0.97%) Electronics
14 42 (0.92%) Manufacturing
15 41 (0.90%) Law
16 40 (0.88%) Legal
17 39 (0.86%) Back Office
18 31 (0.68%) Financial Institution
19 26 (0.57%) Pharmaceutical
20 25 (0.55%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 2,825 (62.07%) Developer
2 1,117 (24.54%) .NET Developer
3 1,073 (23.58%) C# Developer
4 444 (9.76%) C# .NET Developer
5 397 (8.72%) Software Engineer
6 357 (7.84%) Full Stack Developer
7 258 (5.67%) Senior Developer
8 229 (5.03%) Azure Developer
9 220 (4.83%) Software Developer
10 209 (4.59%) Architect
11 186 (4.09%) Analyst
12 168 (3.69%) React Developer
13 167 (3.67%) Angular Developer
14 153 (3.36%) SQL Developer
15 142 (3.12%) .NET Software Engineer
15 142 (3.12%) C# Software Engineer
16 135 (2.97%) JavaScript Developer
17 119 (2.61%) Azure Engineer
18 112 (2.46%) Senior .NET Developer
19 110 (2.42%) Senior C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3,121 (68.58%) .NET
2 935 (20.54%) .NET Core
3 779 (17.12%) .NET Framework
4 777 (17.07%) ASP.NET
5 717 (15.75%) AngularJS
6 706 (15.51%) HTML
7 642 (14.11%) CSS
8 622 (13.67%) React
9 374 (8.22%) ASP.NET Web API
10 343 (7.54%) REST
11 298 (6.55%) WPF
12 284 (6.24%) Node.js
13 280 (6.15%) Entity Framework
14 270 (5.93%) HTML5
15 263 (5.78%) RESTful
16 248 (5.45%) Web Services
17 200 (4.39%) ASP.NET MVC
17 200 (4.39%) XML
18 194 (4.26%) JSON
19 190 (4.17%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 250 (5.49%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 246 (5.41%) Greenfield Project
3 191 (4.20%) User Experience
4 165 (3.63%) Derivative
5 108 (2.37%) Equities
6 107 (2.35%) Hedge funds
7 99 (2.18%) Fixed Income
8 93 (2.04%) Data Structures
9 71 (1.56%) Mobile App
10 68 (1.49%) Data Protection Act
11 66 (1.45%) Cloud Native
12 61 (1.34%) Legacy Systems
12 61 (1.34%) Self-Motivation
13 56 (1.23%) Public Cloud
14 40 (0.88%) Enterprise Software
14 40 (0.88%) Market Risk
15 37 (0.81%) Algorithms
15 37 (0.81%) Legacy Code
16 34 (0.75%) Credit Risk
17 31 (0.68%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 610 (13.40%) Windows
2 232 (5.10%) Linux
3 61 (1.34%) Unix
4 46 (1.01%) Android
5 34 (0.75%) Apple iOS
5 34 (0.75%) Windows Server
6 17 (0.37%) Windows XP
7 16 (0.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 14 (0.31%) Ubuntu
9 13 (0.29%) Windows 10
10 10 (0.22%) Windows Server 2012
11 7 (0.15%) Windows Server 2008
12 6 (0.13%) VMS
13 5 (0.11%) Solaris
14 4 (0.088%) CentOS
14 4 (0.088%) Windows Server 2016
15 2 (0.044%) Mac OS
15 2 (0.044%) Oracle Linux
15 2 (0.044%) SUSE
15 2 (0.044%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,958 (43.02%) Agile Software Development
2 1,250 (27.47%) DevOps
3 982 (21.58%) CI/CD
4 906 (19.91%) Software Engineering
5 729 (16.02%) Microservices
6 681 (14.96%) Scrum
7 663 (14.57%) TDD
8 656 (14.41%) Test Automation
9 640 (14.06%) Full Stack Development
10 547 (12.02%) MVC
11 438 (9.62%) OO
12 404 (8.88%) Continuous Integration
13 373 (8.20%) Problem-Solving
14 358 (7.87%) Unit Testing
15 345 (7.58%) Analytics
16 324 (7.12%) SDLC
17 260 (5.71%) SOLID
18 240 (5.27%) BDD
19 239 (5.25%) OOP
20 234 (5.14%) Fintech
Programming Languages
1 1,609 (35.35%) SQL
2 1,378 (30.28%) JavaScript
3 880 (19.34%) Java
4 724 (15.91%) Python
5 547 (12.02%) TypeScript
6 474 (10.42%) C++
7 393 (8.64%) PowerShell
8 301 (6.61%) T-SQL
9 280 (6.15%) VB.NET
10 210 (4.61%) Go
11 149 (3.27%) VB
12 126 (2.77%) Bash
12 126 (2.77%) PHP
13 122 (2.68%) VBA
14 102 (2.24%) PL/SQL
15 90 (1.98%) C
16 59 (1.30%) Perl
17 56 (1.23%) Ruby
18 54 (1.19%) Scala
19 53 (1.16%) ES6
Qualifications
1 297 (6.53%) Security Cleared
2 267 (5.87%) SC Cleared
3 236 (5.19%) Degree
4 109 (2.40%) Computer Science Degree
5 33 (0.73%) BPSS Clearance
6 31 (0.68%) ISTQB
7 30 (0.66%) DV Cleared
8 27 (0.59%) Numerate Degree
9 19 (0.42%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 19 (0.42%) Microsoft Certification
10 14 (0.31%) Master's Degree
11 13 (0.29%) CREST Certified
12 10 (0.22%) ISEB
12 10 (0.22%) PhD
12 10 (0.22%) SANS
13 8 (0.18%) MCSE
14 7 (0.15%) DBS Check
14 7 (0.15%) GIAC
15 6 (0.13%) FFIEC
15 6 (0.13%) Server+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 164 (3.60%) QA
2 56 (1.23%) Accessibility
3 23 (0.51%) GDPR
4 19 (0.42%) Data Quality
5 14 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 27005
6 12 (0.26%) PCI DSS
7 11 (0.24%) WCAG
8 10 (0.22%) NCSC
9 7 (0.15%) MiFID
9 7 (0.15%) NIST
10 6 (0.13%) GLBA
10 6 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 4 (0.088%) Actionable Recommendations
11 4 (0.088%) ISO 9001
11 4 (0.088%) PMO
11 4 (0.088%) SLA
12 3 (0.066%) Disclosure Scotland
13 2 (0.044%) DICOM
13 2 (0.044%) EMIR
13 2 (0.044%) HL7
System Software
1 510 (11.21%) Docker
2 114 (2.50%) Active Directory
3 9 (0.20%) Virtual Machines
3 9 (0.20%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (0.13%) DFS Replication
4 6 (0.13%) LXC
5 5 (0.11%) vSphere
6 4 (0.088%) Firmware
7 3 (0.066%) GridGain
7 3 (0.066%) Virtual Desktop
8 2 (0.044%) Citrix Hypervisor
8 2 (0.044%) Squid
8 2 (0.044%) VMware NSX
9 1 (0.022%) BitLocker
9 1 (0.022%) NFS
9 1 (0.022%) OpenDJ
9 1 (0.022%) Oracle RAC
9 1 (0.022%) Platform Symphony
9 1 (0.022%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 495 (10.88%) Kubernetes
2 262 (5.76%) Terraform
3 129 (2.83%) Ansible
4 71 (1.56%) BladeLogic
5 47 (1.03%) ITRS Geneos
6 41 (0.90%) Prometheus
7 39 (0.86%) Grafana
8 28 (0.62%) Puppet
9 24 (0.53%) Kibana
10 22 (0.48%) Opscode Chef
11 13 (0.29%) Nessus
12 11 (0.24%) MIIS
13 10 (0.22%) Microsoft Intune
14 9 (0.20%) Argo
14 9 (0.20%) Control-M
15 8 (0.18%) Istio
16 7 (0.15%) Automic
17 5 (0.11%) HP Fortify
17 5 (0.11%) Salt
18 4 (0.088%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1,028 (22.59%) Microsoft
2 397 (8.72%) Oracle
3 112 (2.46%) Databricks
4 94 (2.07%) Google
5 69 (1.52%) SAP
6 58 (1.27%) TIBCO
7 51 (1.12%) Atlassian
8 43 (0.94%) Salesforce.com
9 41 (0.90%) Splunk
10 40 (0.88%) Xamarin
11 38 (0.83%) Telerik
12 37 (0.81%) MuleSoft
13 36 (0.79%) Sitecore
14 32 (0.70%) DevExpress
15 29 (0.64%) FIS
16 27 (0.59%) Blue Prism
17 26 (0.57%) SunGard
17 26 (0.57%) VMware
18 24 (0.53%) BMC
19 23 (0.51%) ServiceNow