Period
to

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 1 July 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
1 Jul 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 30 36 19
Rank change year-on-year +6 -17 -2
Contract jobs citing C# 4,473 3,022 2,684
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 6.21% 5.78% 7.30%
As % of the Programming Languages category 16.72% 14.16% 17.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,530 2,274 2,006
10th Percentile £385 £350 £325
25th Percentile £453 £413 £400
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £565 £525 £475
Median % change year-on-year +7.62% +10.53% +5.56%
75th Percentile £719 £650 £575
90th Percentile £800 £750 £675
UK median daily rate £550 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +10.00% +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 72 42 24
10th Percentile £35.00 £25.90 £20.50
25th Percentile £48.50 £36.06 £34.61
Median hourly rate £63.60 £45.00 £46.16
Median % change year-on-year +41.33% -2.52% +2.58%
75th Percentile £65.19 £51.40 £51.75
90th Percentile £69.88 £57.50 £54.25
UK median hourly rate £62.00 £45.00 £45.46
% change year-on-year +37.78% -1.00% +1.67%

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 26,748 21,345 15,368
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 37.13% 40.84% 41.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 19,800 15,245 11,035
10th Percentile £388 £340 £325
25th Percentile £463 £413 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £554 £505 £500
Median % change year-on-year +9.70% +1.00% +4.17%
75th Percentile £675 £613 £594
90th Percentile £775 £700 £675
UK median daily rate £550 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 475 395 252
10th Percentile £20.00 £16.61 £17.83
25th Percentile £35.00 £24.40 £22.50
Median hourly rate £52.50 £42.50 £42.50
Median % change year-on-year +23.53% - -5.38%
75th Percentile £64.13 £53.75 £50.00
90th Percentile £75.00 £64.00 £60.90
UK median hourly rate £52.25 £42.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year +22.94% - -3.41%

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 1 July 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 1 July 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 1 July 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 +1 2,881 £625 +4.17% 621
North of England -8 363 £460 +13.58% 274
South East -7 326 £478 +12.35% 258
North West -6 258 £465 +14.81% 155
Midlands +9 229 £450 +12.50% 265
South West +24 208 £475 +11.76% 156
East of England -8 119 £438 +6.06% 92
West Midlands -13 118 £440 +8.64% 145
East Midlands +13 112 £470 +26.17% 119
Yorkshire -24 85 £450 +5.88% 88
North East -4 21 £500 +25.00% 31
C#
UK

For the 6 months to 1 July 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 3,087 (69.01%) .NET
2 1,818 (40.64%) Azure
3 1,766 (39.48%) Agile
4 1,545 (34.54%) SQL
5 1,334 (29.82%) JavaScript
6 1,221 (27.30%) DevOps
7 1,167 (26.09%) SQL Server
8 1,046 (23.38%) Finance
9 934 (20.88%) Microsoft
10 875 (19.56%) .NET Core
11 853 (19.07%) Social Skills
12 827 (18.49%) CI/CD
13 816 (18.24%) Java
14 792 (17.71%) .NET Framework
15 770 (17.21%) HTML
16 752 (16.81%) Software Engineering
17 751 (16.79%) ASP.NET
18 745 (16.66%) Python
19 743 (16.61%) Microservices
20 722 (16.14%) AngularJS
21 683 (15.27%) CSS
22 662 (14.80%) TDD
23 653 (14.60%) Test Automation
24 637 (14.24%) Git (software)
25 631 (14.11%) Banking
26 628 (14.04%) React
27 608 (13.59%) Front Office
28 598 (13.37%) Azure DevOps
29 597 (13.35%) Full Stack Development
30 578 (12.92%) AWS

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
1 145 (3.24%) SharePoint
2 88 (1.97%) Confluence
3 67 (1.50%) BizTalk Server
4 55 (1.23%) CMS
5 42 (0.94%) Oracle Coherence
6 39 (0.87%) Apache Spark
7 34 (0.76%) IIS
7 34 (0.76%) Umbraco
8 18 (0.40%) Sitefinity
9 16 (0.36%) Apache
10 15 (0.34%) EPiServer
10 15 (0.34%) MQSeries
11 13 (0.29%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 11 (0.25%) Sitecore CMS
13 10 (0.22%) OpenEdge
13 10 (0.22%) SharePoint 2013
14 8 (0.18%) Apache Pig
14 8 (0.18%) DNN
15 7 (0.16%) nginx
15 7 (0.16%) Tomcat
Applications
1 83 (1.86%) Microsoft Excel
2 34 (0.76%) Spreadsheet
3 23 (0.51%) Microsoft Office
4 9 (0.20%) Simulink
5 6 (0.13%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 6 (0.13%) Microsoft Project
5 6 (0.13%) MS Visio
6 4 (0.089%) Maya
7 3 (0.067%) 3ds Max
7 3 (0.067%) Chatbot
8 1 (0.022%) Acrobat
8 1 (0.022%) Adobe XD
8 1 (0.022%) Blender
8 1 (0.022%) GIMP
8 1 (0.022%) InfoPath
8 1 (0.022%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 53 (1.18%) Dynamics CRM
2 16 (0.36%) RMDS
3 14 (0.31%) Payment Gateway
4 11 (0.25%) BusinessWorks
4 11 (0.25%) Endur
5 7 (0.16%) Refinitiv Enterprise Platform
6 6 (0.13%) Elite 3E
6 6 (0.13%) thinkFolio
7 5 (0.11%) Carpe Diem
7 5 (0.11%) Primavera
7 5 (0.11%) SunGard Martini
8 4 (0.089%) Bloomberg AIM
8 4 (0.089%) Dynamics NAV
8 4 (0.089%) Magento
8 4 (0.089%) SAP S/4HANA
8 4 (0.089%) Shopify
9 3 (0.067%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
10 2 (0.045%) ION MarketView
10 2 (0.045%) Oracle Retail
10 2 (0.045%) Orchestrade
Cloud Services
1 1,818 (40.64%) Azure
2 598 (13.37%) Azure DevOps
3 578 (12.92%) AWS
4 272 (6.08%) Serverless
5 221 (4.94%) Power Platform
6 208 (4.65%) Azure Service Bus
7 156 (3.49%) GCP
8 155 (3.47%) Azure Functions
9 140 (3.13%) SaaS
10 136 (3.04%) Azure Cosmos DB
11 126 (2.82%) Azure Logic Apps
12 125 (2.79%) PaaS
13 113 (2.53%) Dynamics 365
14 108 (2.41%) PowerApps
15 103 (2.30%) GitHub
16 101 (2.26%) Azure Data Factory
17 79 (1.77%) Microsoft 365
18 75 (1.68%) Power Automate
19 73 (1.63%) Azure AKS
20 70 (1.56%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 112 (2.50%) TCP/IP
2 53 (1.18%) Ethernet
3 49 (1.10%) Network Security
4 29 (0.65%) DNS
4 29 (0.65%) Firewall
5 24 (0.54%) RTMP
6 18 (0.40%) HTTP
7 16 (0.36%) Internet
8 10 (0.22%) SSL
8 10 (0.22%) VPN
8 10 (0.22%) Wireshark
9 9 (0.20%) DHCP
10 8 (0.18%) Reverse Proxy
11 7 (0.16%) AMQP
11 7 (0.16%) Multicast
11 7 (0.16%) SSH
12 6 (0.13%) Intranet
12 6 (0.13%) Kerberos
12 6 (0.13%) Modbus
12 6 (0.13%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,167 (26.09%) SQL Server
2 199 (4.45%) Relational Database
3 133 (2.97%) NoSQL
4 132 (2.95%) Power BI
5 130 (2.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 124 (2.77%) Azure SQL Database
7 123 (2.75%) Data Warehouse
8 120 (2.68%) Oracle Database
9 119 (2.66%) PostgreSQL
10 92 (2.06%) Data Lake
11 76 (1.70%) MongoDB
12 74 (1.65%) MySQL
12 74 (1.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 59 (1.32%) Redis
14 51 (1.14%) Elasticsearch
14 51 (1.14%) RDBMS
15 49 (1.10%) Oracle Database 12c
16 42 (0.94%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 39 (0.87%) Big Data
18 34 (0.76%) DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 637 (14.24%) Git (software)
2 353 (7.89%) Visual Studio
3 347 (7.76%) JIRA
4 317 (7.09%) Jenkins
5 290 (6.48%) TeamCity
6 257 (5.75%) Selenium
7 180 (4.02%) SpecFlow
8 143 (3.20%) NUnit
9 138 (3.09%) Team Foundation Server
10 125 (2.79%) Bitbucket
11 101 (2.26%) Postman
12 98 (2.19%) Artifactory
13 87 (1.95%) Cypress.io
14 84 (1.88%) Octopus Deploy
15 77 (1.72%) Visual Studio Team System
16 74 (1.65%) JMeter
17 70 (1.56%) Jasmine
18 68 (1.52%) Cucumber
19 58 (1.30%) GitLab
20 57 (1.27%) Eclipse
General
1 1,046 (23.38%) Finance
2 853 (19.07%) Social Skills
3 631 (14.11%) Banking
4 608 (13.59%) Front Office
5 387 (8.65%) Investment Banking
6 261 (5.84%) Analytical Skills
7 167 (3.73%) Public Sector
8 95 (2.12%) Presentation Skills
9 75 (1.68%) Back Office
10 61 (1.36%) Retail
11 60 (1.34%) Legal
12 49 (1.10%) Marketing
13 44 (0.98%) Manufacturing
14 37 (0.83%) Games
14 37 (0.83%) Law
15 31 (0.69%) Telecoms
16 30 (0.67%) Electronics
17 29 (0.65%) Financial Institution
17 29 (0.65%) Pharmaceutical
18 27 (0.60%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 2,913 (65.12%) Developer
2 1,178 (26.34%) .NET Developer
3 1,033 (23.09%) C# Developer
4 456 (10.19%) C# .NET Developer
5 315 (7.04%) Software Engineer
6 309 (6.91%) Full Stack Developer
7 247 (5.52%) Senior Developer
8 245 (5.48%) Software Developer
9 226 (5.05%) Azure Developer
10 188 (4.20%) Architect
11 163 (3.64%) Analyst
12 134 (3.00%) React Developer
13 121 (2.71%) Angular Developer
14 119 (2.66%) C++ Developer
15 109 (2.44%) .NET Software Engineer
16 108 (2.41%) .NET Software Developer
16 108 (2.41%) C# Developer - Investment Banking
17 107 (2.39%) Senior C# Developer
17 107 (2.39%) SQL Developer
18 99 (2.21%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3,087 (69.01%) .NET
2 875 (19.56%) .NET Core
3 792 (17.71%) .NET Framework
4 770 (17.21%) HTML
5 751 (16.79%) ASP.NET
6 722 (16.14%) AngularJS
7 683 (15.27%) CSS
8 628 (14.04%) React
9 431 (9.64%) ASP.NET Web API
10 324 (7.24%) HTML5
11 298 (6.66%) REST
12 294 (6.57%) Entity Framework
13 285 (6.37%) RESTful
14 254 (5.68%) WPF
15 249 (5.57%) Node.js
16 242 (5.41%) Web Services
17 229 (5.12%) jQuery
17 229 (5.12%) XML
18 205 (4.58%) ASP.NET MVC
19 169 (3.78%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 395 (8.83%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 258 (5.77%) Fixed Income
3 248 (5.54%) Derivative
4 235 (5.25%) Greenfield Project
5 209 (4.67%) User Experience
6 121 (2.71%) Equities
7 116 (2.59%) Hedge funds
8 89 (1.99%) Cloud Native
9 88 (1.97%) Enterprise Software
10 78 (1.74%) Data Structures
11 71 (1.59%) Legacy Systems
12 68 (1.52%) Algorithms
13 54 (1.21%) Virtual Team
14 52 (1.16%) Public Cloud
15 50 (1.12%) Mobile App
16 47 (1.05%) Market Risk
17 45 (1.01%) Self-Motivation
18 33 (0.74%) Credit Risk
19 32 (0.72%) Video Conferencing
20 30 (0.67%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 480 (10.73%) Windows
2 296 (6.62%) Linux
3 76 (1.70%) Unix
4 47 (1.05%) Windows Server
5 35 (0.78%) Android
6 31 (0.69%) Windows 10
7 27 (0.60%) Apple iOS
8 14 (0.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 9 (0.20%) Ubuntu
9 9 (0.20%) Windows Server 2016
10 8 (0.18%) Windows XP
11 7 (0.16%) Debian
12 6 (0.13%) Windows Server 2012
13 4 (0.089%) Solaris
13 4 (0.089%) VMS
14 2 (0.045%) Windows Server 2019
15 1 (0.022%) MVS
15 1 (0.022%) Oracle Linux
15 1 (0.022%) SUSE
15 1 (0.022%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,766 (39.48%) Agile
2 1,221 (27.30%) DevOps
3 827 (18.49%) CI/CD
4 752 (16.81%) Software Engineering
5 743 (16.61%) Microservices
6 662 (14.80%) TDD
7 653 (14.60%) Test Automation
8 597 (13.35%) Full Stack Development
9 559 (12.50%) Scrum
10 493 (11.02%) MVC
11 395 (8.83%) Problem-Solving
12 389 (8.70%) OO
13 371 (8.29%) Continuous Integration
14 366 (8.18%) SDLC
15 353 (7.89%) Analytics
16 293 (6.55%) BDD
17 292 (6.53%) Unit Testing
18 256 (5.72%) Fintech
19 236 (5.28%) SOLID
20 229 (5.12%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 1,545 (34.54%) SQL
2 1,334 (29.82%) JavaScript
3 816 (18.24%) Java
4 745 (16.66%) Python
5 549 (12.27%) C++
6 505 (11.29%) TypeScript
7 397 (8.88%) PowerShell
8 297 (6.64%) T-SQL
9 153 (3.42%) Go
10 151 (3.38%) PL/SQL
11 144 (3.22%) VB.NET
12 110 (2.46%) Bash
13 105 (2.35%) C
14 82 (1.83%) VB
15 66 (1.48%) VBA
16 64 (1.43%) PHP
17 47 (1.05%) Perl
18 39 (0.87%) Scala
18 39 (0.87%) XAML
19 33 (0.74%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 327 (7.31%) Security Cleared
2 285 (6.37%) SC Cleared
3 269 (6.01%) Degree
4 112 (2.50%) Computer Science Degree
5 38 (0.85%) DV Cleared
6 33 (0.74%) Numerate Degree
7 22 (0.49%) ISTQB
8 17 (0.38%) Microsoft Certification
9 16 (0.36%) BPSS Clearance
10 14 (0.31%) PhD
11 11 (0.25%) FFIEC
12 10 (0.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 8 (0.18%) HND
13 8 (0.18%) PMP
14 7 (0.16%) CFA
14 7 (0.16%) ISEB
14 7 (0.16%) MBA
15 6 (0.13%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 6 (0.13%) Master's Degree
15 6 (0.13%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 254 (5.68%) QA
2 42 (0.94%) Data Quality
3 37 (0.83%) Accessibility
4 15 (0.34%) MiFID
5 14 (0.31%) PCI DSS
6 11 (0.25%) GLBA
6 11 (0.25%) NIST
6 11 (0.25%) WCAG
7 10 (0.22%) GDPR
8 8 (0.18%) EMIR
8 8 (0.18%) SLA
9 5 (0.11%) CRD IV
10 4 (0.089%) ISO 20022
10 4 (0.089%) PMO
11 3 (0.067%) Actionable Recommendations
11 3 (0.067%) GRC
11 3 (0.067%) HL7
11 3 (0.067%) ISO 9001
11 3 (0.067%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 3 (0.067%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 429 (9.59%) Docker
2 87 (1.95%) Active Directory
3 22 (0.49%) VMware Infrastructure
4 20 (0.45%) Virtual Machines
4 20 (0.45%) VMware NSX
5 14 (0.31%) vSphere
6 12 (0.27%) Virtual Desktop
7 11 (0.25%) Oracle RAC
8 7 (0.16%) GridGain
9 4 (0.089%) LXC
9 4 (0.089%) VMware ESXi
10 3 (0.067%) Firmware
10 3 (0.067%) Platform Symphony
11 2 (0.045%) Hyper-V
12 1 (0.022%) Citrix Hypervisor
Systems Management
1 462 (10.33%) Kubernetes
2 280 (6.26%) Terraform
3 170 (3.80%) Ansible
4 41 (0.92%) ITRS Geneos
5 31 (0.69%) Puppet
6 30 (0.67%) BladeLogic
7 24 (0.54%) Grafana
8 23 (0.51%) Opscode Chef
9 22 (0.49%) Prometheus
10 20 (0.45%) PowerCLI
11 15 (0.34%) MIIS
11 15 (0.34%) vRealize
12 14 (0.31%) Kibana
12 14 (0.31%) Rancher
13 12 (0.27%) Docker Swarm
13 12 (0.27%) Mesos
13 12 (0.27%) WMI
14 11 (0.25%) vRealize Orchestrator
15 10 (0.22%) SCCM
16 9 (0.20%) Control-M
Vendors
1 934 (20.88%) Microsoft
2 474 (10.60%) Oracle
3 93 (2.08%) TIBCO
4 90 (2.01%) DevExpress
5 78 (1.74%) Databricks
6 76 (1.70%) Google
7 64 (1.43%) Sitecore
8 58 (1.30%) SAP
9 55 (1.23%) IBM
9 55 (1.23%) Telerik
10 43 (0.96%) Citrix
11 40 (0.89%) Atlassian
12 34 (0.76%) Splunk
12 34 (0.76%) VMware
13 31 (0.69%) Dynatrace
14 28 (0.63%) Xamarin
15 26 (0.58%) MuleSoft
16 23 (0.51%) Adobe
17 20 (0.45%) Charles River
17 20 (0.45%) Pega