Period
to 23 September 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 23 September 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
23 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 12 18 23
Rank change year-on-year +6 +5 -3
Contract jobs citing C# 8,142 6,721 6,918
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 8.81% 7.46% 6.95%
As % of the Programming Languages category 19.64% 17.83% 17.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,171 5,007 5,077
England median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £313 £305 £288
90th Percentile £650 £625 £599
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 103 132 110
England median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £39.60
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +7.32% -1.00%
10th Percentile £22.45 £25.00 £19.68
90th Percentile £54.75 £52.50 £48.85
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -

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 41,449 37,687 39,839
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 44.85% 41.85% 40.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 29,411 26,231 27,708
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £318 £306 £285
90th Percentile £638 £625 £594
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 653 727 845
England median hourly rate £42.25 £40.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.63% +6.67% +2.74%
10th Percentile £17.55 £15.92 £14.46
90th Percentile £52.50 £53.75 £51.56
UK median hourly rate £41.53 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +3.83% +6.67% +3.59%

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 23 September 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 23 September 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 23 September 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 +2 4,065 £525 +5.00% 1,244
South East +11 1,340 £413 +10.00% 824
North of England +13 1,129 £375 +9.09% 932
Midlands +6 713 £388 +10.71% 611
South West 0 574 £386 +6.55% 401
North West +13 553 £375 +7.14% 492
Yorkshire +17 475 £375 +10.29% 362
West Midlands +2 423 £400 +8.84% 332
East of England -3 310 £400 +6.67% 344
East Midlands +6 286 £375 +10.29% 279
North East +5 101 £350 +1.45% 78
South Coast - 3 - -
C#
UK

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 5,847 (71.81%) .NET
2 3,595 (44.15%) Agile Software Development
3 3,143 (38.60%) SQL
4 2,781 (34.16%) SQL Server
5 2,663 (32.71%) JavaScript
6 2,450 (30.09%) ASP.NET
7 2,290 (28.13%) MVC
8 1,856 (22.80%) Microsoft Azure
9 1,784 (21.91%) AngularJS
10 1,783 (21.90%) HTML
11 1,766 (21.69%) TDD
12 1,741 (21.38%) Microsoft
13 1,679 (20.62%) Finance
14 1,513 (18.58%) CSS
15 1,434 (17.61%) ASP.NET Web API
16 1,306 (16.04%) .NET Framework
17 1,182 (14.52%) ASP.NET MVC
18 1,163 (14.28%) Test Automation
19 1,121 (13.77%) Scrum
20 1,051 (12.91%) Java
21 915 (11.24%) Web Services
22 907 (11.14%) jQuery
23 905 (11.12%) Git (software)
24 904 (11.10%) Continuous Integration
25 902 (11.08%) BDD
26 868 (10.66%) Visual Studio
27 863 (10.60%) WCF
28 840 (10.32%) Windows
29 834 (10.24%) Microservices
30 772 (9.48%) Software Engineering

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
1 301 (3.70%) CMS
2 298 (3.66%) SharePoint
3 224 (2.75%) IIS
4 151 (1.85%) Umbraco
5 147 (1.81%) NServiceBus
6 139 (1.71%) Elasticsearch
7 112 (1.38%) Confluence
8 104 (1.28%) Sitecore CMS
9 99 (1.22%) BizTalk Server
10 72 (0.88%) SharePoint 2013
11 71 (0.87%) Apache
12 66 (0.81%) Tomcat
13 63 (0.77%) nginx
14 47 (0.58%) SharePoint 2010
15 45 (0.55%) EPiServer
16 44 (0.54%) Apache Spark
17 39 (0.48%) WebSphere
18 37 (0.45%) Apache Solr
19 28 (0.34%) OpenStack
20 24 (0.29%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 154 (1.89%) Microsoft Excel
2 42 (0.52%) Microsoft Office
3 30 (0.37%) Spreadsheet
4 24 (0.29%) InfoPath
5 21 (0.26%) Photoshop
6 20 (0.25%) MS Visio
7 13 (0.16%) CATIA
8 12 (0.15%) Chatbot
9 8 (0.098%) Maya
10 7 (0.086%) Microsoft Project
10 7 (0.086%) Simulink
11 6 (0.074%) Acrobat
11 6 (0.074%) Microsoft PowerPoint
12 4 (0.049%) 3ds Max
12 4 (0.049%) Adobe Illustrator
12 4 (0.049%) Blender
13 1 (0.012%) Adobe After Effects
13 1 (0.012%) Adobe Captivate
13 1 (0.012%) SOLIDWORKS
13 1 (0.012%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 200 (2.46%) Dynamics CRM
2 24 (0.29%) thinkFolio
3 18 (0.22%) Dynamics AX
4 16 (0.20%) Eagle PACE
4 16 (0.20%) Markit EDM
5 14 (0.17%) Front Arena
5 14 (0.17%) ION MarketView
6 12 (0.15%) Dynamics NAV
6 12 (0.15%) ENOVIA
7 9 (0.11%) Bloomberg AIM
8 8 (0.098%) Endur
9 7 (0.086%) Payment Gateway
9 7 (0.086%) Sage 200
10 6 (0.074%) SunGard Martini
10 6 (0.074%) Visualfiles
11 5 (0.061%) Elite 3E
12 4 (0.049%) Distributed Ledger
12 4 (0.049%) Sage CRM
12 4 (0.049%) SAP MII
12 4 (0.049%) SDL Web 8
Cloud Services
1 1,856 (22.80%) Microsoft Azure
2 687 (8.44%) Amazon AWS
3 158 (1.94%) GitHub
4 145 (1.78%) Dynamics 365
5 144 (1.77%) SaaS
6 126 (1.55%) Serverless
7 118 (1.45%) Office 365
8 107 (1.31%) Cloud Computing
9 92 (1.13%) PaaS
10 88 (1.08%) Google Cloud Platform
11 66 (0.81%) npm
12 61 (0.75%) IaaS
12 61 (0.75%) NuGet
13 59 (0.72%) Azure Functions
14 47 (0.58%) Amazon EC2
15 45 (0.55%) Azure Active Directory
16 44 (0.54%) Google Analytics
17 29 (0.36%) Azure Data Factory
18 27 (0.33%) AWS Lambda
19 26 (0.32%) BrowserStack
Communications & Networking
1 189 (2.32%) HTTP
2 111 (1.36%) TCP/IP
3 78 (0.96%) Internet
4 70 (0.86%) SSL
5 40 (0.49%) AMQP
5 40 (0.49%) Firewall
6 35 (0.43%) Kerberos
7 29 (0.36%) HTTPS
8 27 (0.33%) DNS
8 27 (0.33%) SMS
9 25 (0.31%) Intranet
10 23 (0.28%) Ethernet
11 18 (0.22%) SMTP
12 15 (0.18%) Network Security
13 12 (0.15%) FTP
13 12 (0.15%) SAN
13 12 (0.15%) SNMP
14 11 (0.14%) MQTT
15 10 (0.12%) PuTTY
15 10 (0.12%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2,781 (34.16%) SQL Server
2 519 (6.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 431 (5.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 392 (4.81%) NoSQL
5 301 (3.70%) MongoDB
6 298 (3.66%) Relational Database
7 209 (2.57%) SQL Server 2012
8 169 (2.08%) SQL Server 2008
9 155 (1.90%) Data Warehouse
10 142 (1.74%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 140 (1.72%) SQL Server 2016
12 138 (1.69%) Azure SQL Database
13 132 (1.62%) Power BI
14 128 (1.57%) MySQL
15 125 (1.54%) Big Data
16 109 (1.34%) SQL Server 2014
17 106 (1.30%) RDBMS
18 105 (1.29%) Cosmos DB
19 103 (1.27%) Oracle Database
20 88 (1.08%) Redis
Development Applications
1 905 (11.12%) Git (software)
2 868 (10.66%) Visual Studio
3 693 (8.51%) Selenium
4 654 (8.03%) Team Foundation Server
5 547 (6.72%) TeamCity
6 446 (5.48%) SpecFlow
7 439 (5.39%) JIRA
8 416 (5.11%) Jenkins
9 346 (4.25%) Octopus Deploy
10 334 (4.10%) Visual Studio Team System
11 324 (3.98%) NUnit
12 270 (3.32%) Cucumber
13 203 (2.49%) Subversion
14 189 (2.32%) WebDriver
15 110 (1.35%) Moq
16 102 (1.25%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 102 (1.25%) Bitbucket
17 97 (1.19%) MSTest
18 96 (1.18%) MSBuild
19 93 (1.14%) gulp
General
1 1,679 (20.62%) Finance
2 757 (9.30%) Banking
3 665 (8.17%) Front Office
4 277 (3.40%) Investment Banking
5 222 (2.73%) Retail
6 124 (1.52%) Marketing
7 122 (1.50%) Financial Institution
8 119 (1.46%) Law
9 105 (1.29%) Games
10 102 (1.25%) Telecoms
11 97 (1.19%) Back Office
12 79 (0.97%) Manufacturing
13 78 (0.96%) Advertising
14 73 (0.90%) Legal
15 47 (0.58%) Electronics
16 38 (0.47%) Automotive
17 31 (0.38%) Aerospace
18 25 (0.31%) Publishing
19 22 (0.27%) Military
20 12 (0.15%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 6,180 (75.90%) Developer
2 2,870 (35.25%) C# Developer
3 2,785 (34.21%) .NET Developer
4 1,403 (17.23%) C# .NET Developer
5 689 (8.46%) Senior Developer
6 603 (7.41%) Full Stack Developer
7 582 (7.15%) SQL Developer
8 566 (6.95%) ASP.NET Developer
9 489 (6.01%) Angular Developer
10 476 (5.85%) C# ASP.NET Developer
11 400 (4.91%) Software Developer
12 367 (4.51%) Senior .NET Developer
13 361 (4.43%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
14 315 (3.87%) Analyst
15 311 (3.82%) Senior C# Developer
16 304 (3.73%) Software Engineer
17 274 (3.37%) Azure Developer
18 268 (3.29%) JavaScript Developer
19 238 (2.92%) Architect
20 237 (2.91%) Front Office Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5,847 (71.81%) .NET
2 2,450 (30.09%) ASP.NET
3 1,784 (21.91%) AngularJS
4 1,783 (21.90%) HTML
5 1,513 (18.58%) CSS
6 1,434 (17.61%) ASP.NET Web API
7 1,306 (16.04%) .NET Framework
8 1,182 (14.52%) ASP.NET MVC
9 915 (11.24%) Web Services
10 907 (11.14%) jQuery
11 863 (10.60%) WCF
12 742 (9.11%) Entity Framework
13 719 (8.83%) .NET Core
14 693 (8.51%) WPF
15 683 (8.39%) HTML5
16 676 (8.30%) REST
17 602 (7.39%) XML
18 597 (7.33%) React
19 434 (5.33%) Node.js
20 416 (5.11%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 687 (8.44%) Greenfield Project
2 427 (5.24%) Analytical Skills
3 337 (4.14%) Fixed Income
4 323 (3.97%) Computer Science
5 281 (3.45%) Fintech
6 275 (3.38%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 238 (2.92%) Derivative
8 234 (2.87%) User Experience
9 191 (2.35%) Enterprise Software
10 190 (2.33%) Self-Motivation
11 178 (2.19%) Mobile App
12 167 (2.05%) Hedge funds
13 145 (1.78%) Equities
14 126 (1.55%) Algorithms
15 98 (1.20%) Data Structures
16 95 (1.17%) Market Risk
17 77 (0.95%) Credit Risk
18 63 (0.77%) Equity Derivative
19 61 (0.75%) Public Cloud
20 48 (0.59%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 840 (10.32%) Windows
2 380 (4.67%) Linux
3 144 (1.77%) Android
4 142 (1.74%) Windows Server
5 136 (1.67%) Apple iOS
6 110 (1.35%) Unix
7 59 (0.72%) Ubuntu
8 52 (0.64%) Windows Server 2012
9 27 (0.33%) Windows 10
10 23 (0.28%) Windows Server 2008
11 19 (0.23%) CentOS
11 19 (0.23%) Debian
11 19 (0.23%) Solaris
11 19 (0.23%) Windows 7
12 18 (0.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 14 (0.17%) VMS
14 12 (0.15%) Fedora
15 11 (0.14%) Windows Server 2003
16 9 (0.11%) Windows Embedded Compact
17 6 (0.074%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 3,595 (44.15%) Agile Software Development
2 2,290 (28.13%) MVC
3 1,766 (21.69%) TDD
4 1,163 (14.28%) Test Automation
5 1,121 (13.77%) Scrum
6 904 (11.10%) Continuous Integration
7 902 (11.08%) BDD
8 834 (10.24%) Microservices
9 772 (9.48%) Software Engineering
10 747 (9.17%) OO
11 711 (8.73%) DevOps
12 672 (8.25%) Problem-Solving
13 646 (7.93%) Unit Testing
14 578 (7.10%) E-Commerce
15 521 (6.40%) Web Development
16 513 (6.30%) SOLID
17 509 (6.25%) SDLC
18 456 (5.60%) Multithreading
19 343 (4.21%) Business Intelligence
20 330 (4.05%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 3,143 (38.60%) SQL
2 2,663 (32.71%) JavaScript
3 1,051 (12.91%) Java
4 672 (8.25%) Python
5 653 (8.02%) T-SQL
6 643 (7.90%) C++
7 412 (5.06%) TypeScript
8 407 (5.00%) PowerShell
9 310 (3.81%) VB.NET
10 213 (2.62%) C
11 174 (2.14%) PL/SQL
12 169 (2.08%) VB
13 166 (2.04%) VBA
14 146 (1.79%) Scala
15 130 (1.60%) Ruby
16 123 (1.51%) Perl
17 89 (1.09%) PHP
18 84 (1.03%) R
19 70 (0.86%) Bash Shell
20 69 (0.85%) Go
Qualifications
1 499 (6.13%) Degree
2 326 (4.00%) Security Cleared
3 251 (3.08%) SC Cleared
4 156 (1.92%) Computer Science Degree
5 67 (0.82%) ISTQB
6 56 (0.69%) ISEB
7 53 (0.65%) Microsoft Certification
8 32 (0.39%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 30 (0.37%) Master's Degree
10 23 (0.28%) Numerate Degree
11 22 (0.27%) DV Cleared
12 21 (0.26%) BPSS Clearance
13 14 (0.17%) CISSP
14 13 (0.16%) PhD
14 13 (0.16%) Postgraduate
14 13 (0.16%) TOGAF Certification
15 11 (0.14%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
15 11 (0.14%) MCSE
16 8 (0.098%) HND
16 8 (0.098%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 430 (5.28%) QA
2 55 (0.68%) GDPR
3 28 (0.34%) Data Quality
4 17 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 17 (0.21%) SLA
5 13 (0.16%) MiFID
6 12 (0.15%) MISRA
6 12 (0.15%) MISRA C
6 12 (0.15%) WCAG
7 11 (0.14%) EMIR
7 11 (0.14%) HL7
7 11 (0.14%) WAI
8 10 (0.12%) Dodd-Frank
8 10 (0.12%) ISO 9001
8 10 (0.12%) PCI DSS
8 10 (0.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 6 (0.074%) HIPAA
9 6 (0.074%) Solvency II
10 5 (0.061%) Disclosure Scotland
11 4 (0.049%) ISO 22301
System Software
1 456 (5.60%) Docker
2 94 (1.15%) Active Directory
3 35 (0.43%) Hyper-V
4 27 (0.33%) VMware Infrastructure
5 14 (0.17%) Virtual Machines
6 12 (0.15%) VirtualBox
7 11 (0.14%) Apache Flume
8 8 (0.098%) Varnish
9 7 (0.086%) vSphere
10 6 (0.074%) HDFS
11 5 (0.061%) Platform Symphony
12 4 (0.049%) ISA Server
13 3 (0.037%) Virtual Servers
13 3 (0.037%) XenApp
14 2 (0.025%) ACF2
14 2 (0.025%) Microsoft App-V
14 2 (0.025%) RACF
14 2 (0.025%) VMware ESXi
14 2 (0.025%) XenDesktop
15 1 (0.012%) Squid
Systems Management
1 179 (2.20%) Kubernetes
2 106 (1.30%) Puppet
3 90 (1.11%) Ansible
4 77 (0.95%) Kibana
5 61 (0.75%) Opscode Chef
6 58 (0.71%) Terraform
7 46 (0.56%) Grafana
8 28 (0.34%) Single Sign-On
9 21 (0.26%) CA Single Sign-On
10 18 (0.22%) Salt
10 18 (0.22%) WSUS
11 17 (0.21%) HP ALM
12 16 (0.20%) HP Fortify
13 15 (0.18%) HP Quality Center
13 15 (0.18%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
14 14 (0.17%) logstash
15 13 (0.16%) Nagios
15 13 (0.16%) Packer
16 12 (0.15%) Docker Swarm
16 12 (0.15%) SCOM
Vendors
1 1,741 (21.38%) Microsoft
2 547 (6.72%) Oracle
3 190 (2.33%) Sitecore
4 162 (1.99%) Google
5 100 (1.23%) Xamarin
6 88 (1.08%) SAP
7 68 (0.84%) Atlassian
8 57 (0.70%) TIBCO
9 51 (0.63%) Tableau
10 46 (0.56%) Adobe
11 43 (0.53%) Charles River
12 42 (0.52%) Salesforce.com
13 41 (0.50%) VMware
14 40 (0.49%) Splunk
15 38 (0.47%) Bloomberg
15 38 (0.47%) HP
16 37 (0.45%) DevExpress
17 35 (0.43%) MapR
18 31 (0.38%) New Relic
19 30 (0.37%) Citrix