Period
to 13 December 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in London 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 13 December 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#
England > London
6 months to
13 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 17 16 24
Rank change year-on-year -1 +8 -4
Contract jobs citing C# 4,083 4,010 2,952
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 8.67% 8.44% 6.65%
As % of the Programming Languages category 17.25% 17.40% 14.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,385 3,285 2,347
London median daily rate £513 £500 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% +11.11% -5.26%
10th Percentile £369 £356 £314
90th Percentile £688 £675 £638
England median daily rate £450 £438 £400
% change year-on-year +2.86% +9.38% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 22 7
London median hourly rate £45.75 £47.83 £47.83
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.35% - +8.91%
10th Percentile £17.75 £16.83 £18.85
90th Percentile £58.75 £47.83 £55.70
England median hourly rate £43.00 £43.75 £40.00
% change year-on-year -1.71% +9.38% -

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 London with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 23,670 23,040 19,834
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 50.26% 48.52% 44.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 18,070 17,568 14,781
London median daily rate £525 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £363 £350 £313
90th Percentile £675 £675 £633
England median daily rate £475 £463 £425
% change year-on-year +2.70% +8.82% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 115 145 113
London median hourly rate £36.00 £32.50 £33.87
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.77% -4.03% +39.76%
10th Percentile £18.53 £18.01 £16.21
90th Percentile £58.75 £51.00 £57.38
England median hourly rate £42.19 £40.00 £38.88
% change year-on-year +5.48% +2.89% +3.67%

C#
Job Vacancy Trend in London

Job postings citing C# as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in London.

Job vacancy trend for C# in London

C#
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for C# in London

C#
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing C# in London over the 6 months to 13 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for C# in London

C#
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for C# in London

C#
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in London

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing C# in London over the 6 months to 13 December 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for C# in London

C#
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing C# within the London region over the 6 months to 13 December 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
Central London -6 853 £500 - 359
West London +11 117 £450 +12.50% 226
East London -40 52 £500 -4.76% 72
South London -50 46 £425 +16.44% 47
North London -5 20 £450 +26.32% 11
C#
England

For the 6 months to 13 December 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 London region with a requirement for C#.

1 2,845 (69.68%) .NET
2 1,719 (42.10%) Agile Software Development
3 1,498 (36.69%) SQL
4 1,283 (31.42%) SQL Server
5 1,167 (28.58%) Finance
6 1,145 (28.04%) JavaScript
7 1,112 (27.23%) Microsoft Azure
8 969 (23.73%) TDD
9 955 (23.39%) ASP.NET
10 914 (22.39%) AngularJS
11 887 (21.72%) MVC
12 798 (19.54%) Microsoft
13 642 (15.72%) HTML
14 617 (15.11%) Banking
15 591 (14.47%) Front Office
16 588 (14.40%) ASP.NET Web API
17 577 (14.13%) Java
18 549 (13.45%) .NET Framework
19 539 (13.20%) BDD
20 524 (12.83%) Test Automation
21 489 (11.98%) Microservices
22 485 (11.88%) Scrum
23 481 (11.78%) Continuous Integration
24 477 (11.68%) CSS
25 462 (11.32%) WPF
26 451 (11.05%) Greenfield Project
27 443 (10.85%) WCF
28 436 (10.68%) ASP.NET MVC
29 433 (10.60%) .NET Core
30 430 (10.53%) Python

C#
Co-occurring IT Skills in London 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
1 114 (2.79%) IIS
2 112 (2.74%) Elasticsearch
3 109 (2.67%) CMS
4 100 (2.45%) SharePoint
5 93 (2.28%) NServiceBus
6 77 (1.89%) Umbraco
7 75 (1.84%) Confluence
8 43 (1.05%) Apache
9 30 (0.73%) Sitecore CMS
9 30 (0.73%) WebSphere
10 24 (0.59%) BizTalk Server
11 23 (0.56%) Apache Solr
12 22 (0.54%) Apache Spark
13 21 (0.51%) SharePoint 2013
13 21 (0.51%) Tomcat
14 17 (0.42%) nginx
15 13 (0.32%) Jetty
15 13 (0.32%) Oracle SOA Suite
16 12 (0.29%) Mongrel
17 11 (0.27%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 117 (2.87%) Microsoft Excel
2 38 (0.93%) Spreadsheet
3 13 (0.32%) InfoPath
4 9 (0.22%) Microsoft Office
4 9 (0.22%) Photoshop
5 6 (0.15%) Microsoft Project
6 5 (0.12%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 5 (0.12%) MS Visio
7 3 (0.073%) Acrobat
7 3 (0.073%) Adobe Illustrator
8 2 (0.049%) Chatbot
8 2 (0.049%) InVision
9 1 (0.024%) Blender
9 1 (0.024%) GIMP
9 1 (0.024%) HipChat
9 1 (0.024%) LaTeX
9 1 (0.024%) Maya
9 1 (0.024%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 94 (2.30%) Dynamics CRM
2 12 (0.29%) Dynamics AX
3 9 (0.22%) Endur
4 8 (0.20%) Markit EDM
5 6 (0.15%) Dynamics NAV
5 6 (0.15%) Payment Gateway
5 6 (0.15%) RMDS
5 6 (0.15%) thinkFolio
6 5 (0.12%) Oracle Retail
7 3 (0.073%) Bloomberg AIM
7 3 (0.073%) Distributed Ledger
7 3 (0.073%) ION MarketView
8 2 (0.049%) Eagle PACE
8 2 (0.049%) Infor SunSystems
8 2 (0.049%) OpenLink RightAngle
8 2 (0.049%) Remedy ITSM
8 2 (0.049%) SunGard Martini
9 1 (0.024%) Infor M3
9 1 (0.024%) Northgate Housing
9 1 (0.024%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
Cloud Services
1 1,112 (27.23%) Microsoft Azure
2 414 (10.14%) Amazon AWS
3 88 (2.16%) GitHub
4 75 (1.84%) Google Cloud Platform
5 72 (1.76%) Serverless
6 64 (1.57%) Cloud Computing
6 64 (1.57%) Dynamics 365
7 57 (1.40%) PaaS
8 56 (1.37%) SaaS
9 45 (1.10%) Azure Data Factory
10 38 (0.93%) IaaS
11 34 (0.83%) Amazon EC2
11 34 (0.83%) npm
12 31 (0.76%) Azure Active Directory
13 30 (0.73%) Office 365
14 28 (0.69%) Azure Functions
15 19 (0.47%) AWS CloudFormation
16 18 (0.44%) NuGet
17 17 (0.42%) Amazon SQS
18 15 (0.37%) BlazeMeter
Communications & Networking
1 68 (1.67%) HTTP
2 49 (1.20%) AMQP
3 45 (1.10%) Internet
4 29 (0.71%) Firewall
5 25 (0.61%) Kerberos
6 23 (0.56%) DNS
7 13 (0.32%) SSL
7 13 (0.32%) TCP/IP
8 12 (0.29%) HTTPS
8 12 (0.29%) Intranet
9 10 (0.24%) DMZ
10 7 (0.17%) Network Security
11 5 (0.12%) Reverse Proxy
12 4 (0.098%) DMARC
13 3 (0.073%) Ethernet
13 3 (0.073%) Fibre Channel
13 3 (0.073%) FTP
13 3 (0.073%) iSCSI
13 3 (0.073%) SAN
13 3 (0.073%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,283 (31.42%) SQL Server
2 253 (6.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 217 (5.31%) NoSQL
4 214 (5.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 133 (3.26%) Relational Database
6 122 (2.99%) Azure SQL Database
7 118 (2.89%) MongoDB
8 113 (2.77%) Data Warehouse
9 99 (2.42%) SQL Server 2012
10 97 (2.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 85 (2.08%) Cosmos DB
11 85 (2.08%) SQL Server 2016
12 78 (1.91%) SQL Server 2008
13 76 (1.86%) Power BI
14 65 (1.59%) Big Data
15 61 (1.49%) Data Lake
16 57 (1.40%) SQL Server 2014
17 52 (1.27%) RDBMS
18 45 (1.10%) MySQL
19 43 (1.05%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 396 (9.70%) Git (software)
2 386 (9.45%) TeamCity
3 310 (7.59%) Selenium
4 293 (7.18%) Visual Studio
5 257 (6.29%) JIRA
6 256 (6.27%) Jenkins
7 255 (6.25%) SpecFlow
8 226 (5.54%) Team Foundation Server
9 209 (5.12%) Octopus Deploy
10 208 (5.09%) Visual Studio Team System
11 151 (3.70%) Subversion
12 145 (3.55%) NUnit
13 119 (2.91%) Cucumber
14 88 (2.16%) Moq
15 84 (2.06%) WebDriver
16 75 (1.84%) Bitbucket
17 65 (1.59%) MSBuild
18 62 (1.52%) Atlassian Bamboo
19 53 (1.30%) MSTest
20 47 (1.15%) Jasmine
General
1 1,167 (28.58%) Finance
2 617 (15.11%) Banking
3 591 (14.47%) Front Office
4 249 (6.10%) Investment Banking
5 102 (2.50%) Retail
6 81 (1.98%) Financial Institution
7 63 (1.54%) Law
8 39 (0.96%) Games
9 35 (0.86%) Legal
10 32 (0.78%) Back Office
11 27 (0.66%) Telecoms
12 22 (0.54%) Advertising
13 18 (0.44%) Marketing
14 17 (0.42%) Publishing
15 10 (0.24%) Corporate Banking
16 8 (0.20%) Billing
16 8 (0.20%) French Language
17 7 (0.17%) German Language
18 6 (0.15%) Manufacturing
19 5 (0.12%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 3,128 (76.61%) Developer
2 1,719 (42.10%) C# Developer
3 1,256 (30.76%) .NET Developer
4 667 (16.34%) C# .NET Developer
5 440 (10.78%) Senior Developer
6 310 (7.59%) Angular Developer
7 291 (7.13%) Full Stack Developer
8 261 (6.39%) SQL Developer
9 234 (5.73%) ASP.NET Developer
9 234 (5.73%) Senior C# Developer
10 202 (4.95%) Azure Developer
11 200 (4.90%) Senior .NET Developer
12 197 (4.82%) C# ASP.NET Developer
13 186 (4.56%) Front Office Developer
14 154 (3.77%) WPF Developer
15 152 (3.72%) JavaScript Developer
16 151 (3.70%) Analyst
16 151 (3.70%) React Developer
17 135 (3.31%) Software Developer
18 133 (3.26%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2,845 (69.68%) .NET
2 955 (23.39%) ASP.NET
3 914 (22.39%) AngularJS
4 642 (15.72%) HTML
5 588 (14.40%) ASP.NET Web API
6 549 (13.45%) .NET Framework
7 477 (11.68%) CSS
8 462 (11.32%) WPF
9 443 (10.85%) WCF
10 436 (10.68%) ASP.NET MVC
11 433 (10.60%) .NET Core
12 405 (9.92%) React
13 348 (8.52%) Web Services
14 325 (7.96%) REST
15 307 (7.52%) Entity Framework
16 292 (7.15%) jQuery
17 288 (7.05%) HTML5
18 202 (4.95%) XML
19 195 (4.78%) Angular 2
20 179 (4.38%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 451 (11.05%) Greenfield Project
2 304 (7.45%) Fixed Income
3 273 (6.69%) Fintech
4 260 (6.37%) Analytical Skills
5 216 (5.29%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 199 (4.87%) Derivative
6 199 (4.87%) Hedge funds
7 140 (3.43%) User Experience
8 115 (2.82%) Equities
9 111 (2.72%) Mobile App
10 97 (2.38%) Enterprise Software
11 92 (2.25%) Algorithms
12 81 (1.98%) Self-Motivation
13 77 (1.89%) Market Risk
14 76 (1.86%) Credit Risk
15 72 (1.76%) Data Structures
16 42 (1.03%) Equity Derivative
17 37 (0.91%) Credit Derivative
17 37 (0.91%) Grid Computing
18 34 (0.83%) Interest Rate Derivative
Operating Systems
1 400 (9.80%) Windows
2 195 (4.78%) Linux
3 87 (2.13%) Windows Server
4 69 (1.69%) Unix
5 65 (1.59%) Android
6 60 (1.47%) Apple iOS
7 29 (0.71%) Windows Server 2012
8 27 (0.66%) Windows 7
9 23 (0.56%) Windows 8
10 15 (0.37%) CentOS
11 13 (0.32%) Solaris
12 12 (0.29%) Debian
12 12 (0.29%) Fedora
12 12 (0.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 12 (0.29%) Ubuntu
12 12 (0.29%) Windows 10
13 3 (0.073%) Windows Server 2008
14 2 (0.049%) Oracle Linux
15 1 (0.024%) VMS
15 1 (0.024%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,719 (42.10%) Agile Software Development
2 969 (23.73%) TDD
3 887 (21.72%) MVC
4 539 (13.20%) BDD
5 524 (12.83%) Test Automation
6 489 (11.98%) Microservices
7 485 (11.88%) Scrum
8 481 (11.78%) Continuous Integration
9 420 (10.29%) DevOps
10 374 (9.16%) OO
11 362 (8.87%) Software Engineering
12 343 (8.40%) Problem-Solving
13 319 (7.81%) Multithreading
14 310 (7.59%) Unit Testing
15 307 (7.52%) SDLC
16 245 (6.00%) SOLID
17 244 (5.98%) Web Development
18 221 (5.41%) Analytics
19 220 (5.39%) Computer Science
20 219 (5.36%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 1,498 (36.69%) SQL
2 1,145 (28.04%) JavaScript
3 577 (14.13%) Java
4 430 (10.53%) Python
5 394 (9.65%) C++
6 294 (7.20%) T-SQL
7 280 (6.86%) TypeScript
8 218 (5.34%) PowerShell
9 131 (3.21%) C
10 117 (2.87%) VBA
11 114 (2.79%) VB.NET
12 100 (2.45%) PL/SQL
13 78 (1.91%) VB
14 62 (1.52%) Scala
15 61 (1.49%) Go
16 56 (1.37%) Bash Shell
17 43 (1.05%) Perl
18 42 (1.03%) PHP
19 38 (0.93%) R
20 35 (0.86%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 234 (5.73%) Degree
2 93 (2.28%) Security Cleared
3 92 (2.25%) Computer Science Degree
4 66 (1.62%) SC Cleared
5 29 (0.71%) PhD
6 24 (0.59%) Microsoft Certification
7 21 (0.51%) ISTQB
7 21 (0.51%) Numerate Degree
8 19 (0.47%) Master's Degree
9 15 (0.37%) ISEB
10 12 (0.29%) DV Cleared
11 6 (0.15%) BPSS Clearance
12 5 (0.12%) RHCE
13 4 (0.098%) CISSP
13 4 (0.098%) OSCP
14 3 (0.073%) AWS Certification
14 3 (0.073%) CTC Cleared
14 3 (0.073%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 2 (0.049%) CISA
15 2 (0.049%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 280 (6.86%) QA
2 27 (0.66%) Data Quality
3 17 (0.42%) GDPR
4 12 (0.29%) MiFID
5 10 (0.24%) Dodd-Frank
5 10 (0.24%) EMIR
6 9 (0.22%) Disclosure Scotland
7 6 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 6 (0.15%) PCI DSS
8 4 (0.098%) PMO
8 4 (0.098%) SLA
9 3 (0.073%) COREP
9 3 (0.073%) FINREP
9 3 (0.073%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 3 (0.073%) Solvency II
10 2 (0.049%) HIPAA
10 2 (0.049%) PSD2
11 1 (0.024%) COBIT
11 1 (0.024%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 1 (0.024%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 241 (5.90%) Docker
2 44 (1.08%) Active Directory
3 17 (0.42%) Hyper-V
3 17 (0.42%) VMware Infrastructure
4 12 (0.29%) VirtualBox
5 10 (0.24%) Virtual Machines
6 6 (0.15%) XenApp
7 3 (0.073%) HDFS
7 3 (0.073%) Platform Symphony
8 2 (0.049%) Firmware
9 1 (0.024%) Apache Flume
9 1 (0.024%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 1 (0.024%) OpenAM
9 1 (0.024%) OpenDJ
9 1 (0.024%) Oracle RAC
9 1 (0.024%) Shibboleth
9 1 (0.024%) Squid
9 1 (0.024%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.024%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 147 (3.60%) Kubernetes
2 83 (2.03%) Ansible
3 50 (1.22%) Terraform
4 37 (0.91%) Puppet
5 32 (0.78%) Opscode Chef
6 30 (0.73%) Single Sign-On
7 24 (0.59%) CA Single Sign-On
8 20 (0.49%) HP Fortify
8 20 (0.49%) Kibana
9 19 (0.47%) Docker Swarm
10 14 (0.34%) Salt
11 13 (0.32%) logstash
11 13 (0.32%) Nagios
12 12 (0.29%) Packer
13 11 (0.27%) Graylog
13 11 (0.27%) Rancher
14 7 (0.17%) HP Quality Center
14 7 (0.17%) SCCM
15 6 (0.15%) Mesos
16 5 (0.12%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 798 (19.54%) Microsoft
2 291 (7.13%) Oracle
3 72 (1.76%) Sitecore
4 60 (1.47%) Google
5 59 (1.45%) TIBCO
6 42 (1.03%) Bloomberg
7 38 (0.93%) Sybase
8 36 (0.88%) DevExpress
9 33 (0.81%) Tableau
10 31 (0.76%) Citrix
11 29 (0.71%) Reuters
12 24 (0.59%) Atlassian
13 22 (0.54%) CA
14 21 (0.51%) Salesforce.com
14 21 (0.51%) Splunk
15 20 (0.49%) New Relic
15 20 (0.49%) VMware
16 19 (0.47%) Infragistics
17 18 (0.44%) BMC
18 17 (0.42%) Red Hat