The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Kent 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 23 June 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.

C#
South East / Kent
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 3 10 3
Rank change year-on-year +7 -7  
Contract jobs citing C# 56 35 68
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 21.96% 10.51% 24.91%
As % of the Programming Languages category 61.54% 23.33% 48.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 24 36
Median daily rate £350 £375 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.66% +11.11%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £252 £319
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £460 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £350 £338
% change year-on-year +2.85% +3.70%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.25 £38.75 £39.00
% change year-on-year +6.45% -0.64%  

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 Kent with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
Kent
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 91 150 139
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Kent 35.69% 45.05% 50.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 92 85
Median daily rate £345 £434 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -20.50% +24.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £309 £269 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £750 £513
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 2
Median hourly rate £45.00 £20.83 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +116.03% -47.92%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £36.50
% change year-on-year +13.33% +2.73%  

C#
Job Vacancy Trend in Kent

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Kent 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 Kent

C#
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Kent

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing C# in Kent.

Contractor daily rate trend for C# in Kent

C#
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Kent

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing C# in Kent over the 3 months to 23 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for C# in Kent

C#
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Kent

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing C# in Kent.

Contractor hourly rate trend for C# in Kent

C#
Contract Job Locations in Kent

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing C# within the Kent region over the 3 months to 23 June 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
Tunbridge Wells +12 10 £350 -15.15% 2
West Malling 0 10 £350 -3.44% 1
Maidstone +2 9 £340 -9.33% 2
C#
South East

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 Kent region with a requirement for C#.

1 105 (93.75%) .NET
2 59 (52.68%) Web Services
2 59 (52.68%) Team Foundation Server
3 56 (50.00%) LINQ
3 56 (50.00%) SQL
4 52 (46.43%) .NET Framework
5 51 (45.54%) TDD
5 51 (45.54%) SQL Server
6 44 (39.29%) Multithreading
6 44 (39.29%) Multithreaded Programming
7 43 (38.39%) WCF
8 42 (37.50%) MVC
9 40 (35.71%) XML
10 38 (33.93%) ASP.NET
10 38 (33.93%) JSON
11 37 (33.04%) Oracle
12 35 (31.25%) Agile Software Development
12 35 (31.25%) Entity Framework
13 34 (30.36%) MVVM
14 33 (29.46%) LINQ to SQL
14 33 (29.46%) Concurrent Programming
14 33 (29.46%) WPF
15 30 (26.79%) HTML
15 30 (26.79%) ASP.NET Web API
16 27 (24.11%) Unit Testing
17 26 (23.21%) CSS
17 26 (23.21%) Algorithms
18 24 (21.43%) JavaScript
19 23 (20.54%) Continuous Integration
19 23 (20.54%) ASP.NET MVC

C#
Co-occurring IT Skills in Kent 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 10 (8.93%) CMS
1 10 (8.93%) Sitecore CMS
2 6 (5.36%) IIS
3 4 (3.57%) Confluence
4 1 (0.89%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.89%) Umbraco
Applications
1 1 (0.89%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.57%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.89%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.89%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.68%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 51 (45.54%) SQL Server
2 5 (4.46%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (2.68%) Oracle Database
3 3 (2.68%) Oracle Database 11g
3 3 (2.68%) Oracle Database 12c
4 1 (0.89%) DB2
4 1 (0.89%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (0.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 59 (52.68%) Team Foundation Server
2 20 (17.86%) ReSharper
3 15 (13.39%) Moq
3 15 (13.39%) MSBuild
3 15 (13.39%) NUnit
4 10 (8.93%) Selenium
5 8 (7.14%) Cucumber
5 8 (7.14%) Git (software)
6 6 (5.36%) WebDriver
7 5 (4.46%) JIRA
8 4 (3.57%) JMeter
8 4 (3.57%) LoadRunner
9 1 (0.89%) TestRail
9 1 (0.89%) Visual Studio
General
1 8 (7.14%) Advertising
1 8 (7.14%) Finance
2 1 (0.89%) Banking
Job Titles
1 97 (86.61%) Developer
2 90 (80.36%) .NET Developer
3 44 (39.29%) C# .NET Developer
3 44 (39.29%) C# Developer
4 33 (29.46%) WPF Developer
5 21 (18.75%) SQL Developer
6 15 (13.39%) WinForms Developer
7 14 (12.50%) WCF Developer
8 13 (11.61%) Oracle Developer
9 11 (9.82%) C# WPF Developer
10 9 (8.04%) Sitecore Developer
11 8 (7.14%) C# WCF Developer
12 5 (4.46%) Consultant
12 5 (4.46%) Tester
13 4 (3.57%) CMS Developer
13 4 (3.57%) Test Automation Consultant
13 4 (3.57%) Test Consultant
13 4 (3.57%) XML Developer
14 3 (2.68%) Analyst
14 3 (2.68%) Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 105 (93.75%) .NET
2 59 (52.68%) Web Services
3 56 (50.00%) LINQ
4 52 (46.43%) .NET Framework
5 43 (38.39%) WCF
6 40 (35.71%) XML
7 38 (33.93%) ASP.NET
7 38 (33.93%) JSON
8 35 (31.25%) Entity Framework
9 33 (29.46%) LINQ to SQL
9 33 (29.46%) WPF
10 30 (26.79%) ASP.NET Web API
10 30 (26.79%) HTML
11 26 (23.21%) CSS
12 23 (20.54%) ASP.NET MVC
13 15 (13.39%) ADO.NET
13 15 (13.39%) Caliburn.Micro
13 15 (13.39%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
13 15 (13.39%) WinForms
14 14 (12.50%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 26 (23.21%) Algorithms
2 15 (13.39%) Client/Server
3 14 (12.50%) Mobile App
4 12 (10.71%) Greenfield Project
5 11 (9.82%) Virtual Team
6 4 (3.57%) N-Tier
7 3 (2.68%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (2.68%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.89%) Fintech
8 1 (0.89%) Mobile Banking
8 1 (0.89%) New Media
Operating Systems
1 10 (8.93%) Windows
2 5 (4.46%) Windows Server
3 4 (3.57%) Android
3 4 (3.57%) Apple iOS
3 4 (3.57%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (45.54%) TDD
2 44 (39.29%) Multithreaded Programming
2 44 (39.29%) Multithreading
3 42 (37.50%) MVC
4 35 (31.25%) Agile Software Development
5 34 (30.36%) MVVM
6 33 (29.46%) Concurrent Programming
7 27 (24.11%) Unit Testing
8 23 (20.54%) Continuous Integration
9 22 (19.64%) Data Management
10 20 (17.86%) Prototyping
11 11 (9.82%) Dependency Injection
12 10 (8.93%) Web Development
13 9 (8.04%) Scrum
14 8 (7.14%) BDD
14 8 (7.14%) Regression Testing
14 8 (7.14%) Test Automation
15 5 (4.46%) E-Commerce
15 5 (4.46%) OWASP
15 5 (4.46%) Software Architecture
Programming Languages
1 56 (50.00%) SQL
2 24 (21.43%) JavaScript
3 17 (15.18%) VB.NET
4 6 (5.36%) Java
5 4 (3.57%) Ruby
6 1 (0.89%) LINC
6 1 (0.89%) PHP
6 1 (0.89%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (3.57%) ISEB
1 4 (3.57%) ISTQB
2 3 (2.68%) Degree
3 1 (0.89%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.68%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (3.57%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 37 (33.04%) Oracle
2 22 (19.64%) Microsoft
3 14 (12.50%) Sitecore
4 11 (9.82%) Infragistics
5 4 (3.57%) HP
6 3 (2.68%) Xamarin