Period
to 21 January 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland 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 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 > Scotland
6 months to
21 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 25 23 27
Rank change year-on-year -2 +4 -6
Contract jobs citing C# 283 272 295
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 6.02% 7.27% 5.26%
As % of the Programming Languages category 16.26% 16.78% 16.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 199 163 162
Scotland median daily rate £360 £325 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.77% -7.14% +6.06%
10th Percentile £280 £265 £275
90th Percentile £488 £438 £475
UK median daily rate £438 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +9.38% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 13 7
Scotland median hourly rate - £40.00 £40.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -0.94% +28.19%
UK median hourly rate £45.00 £40.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +12.50% - +6.67%

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 Scotland with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
Scotland
Contract vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 1,741 1,621 1,800
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 37.01% 43.31% 32.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,089 951 1,016
Scotland median daily rate £388 £353 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.93% -3.42% -2.67%
10th Percentile £288 £263 £250
90th Percentile £526 £475 £525
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 44 31
Scotland median hourly rate £21.00 £43.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -51.16% +14.67% +38.89%
10th Percentile £12.75 £14.85 £14.00
90th Percentile £41.00 £55.90 £45.25
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +15.38%

C#
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

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

Job vacancy trend for C# in Scotland

C#
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor daily rate trend for C# in Scotland

C#
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing C# in Scotland over the 6 months to 21 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for C# in Scotland

C#
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for C# in Scotland

C#
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing C# within the Scotland region over the 6 months to 21 January 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
Edinburgh -14 127 £375 +2.04% 52
Glasgow +3 107 £350 +2.94% 44
Dundee -1 15 £238 -17.39% 8
Fife +6 12 £500 +56.25% 1
Aberdeen +9 8 £425 +65.05% 2
Renfrewshire +24 5 £335 +14.53% 2
Stirling - 3 £224 -
West Lothian -7 1 £338 +3.85% 4
North Lanarkshire - 1 - - 1
Perth and Kinross - 1 £308 -
C#
UK

For the 6 months to 21 January 2018, 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 Scotland region with a requirement for C#.

1 178 (62.90%) .NET
2 120 (42.40%) JavaScript
3 117 (41.34%) Agile Software Development
4 112 (39.58%) SQL Server
5 96 (33.92%) ASP.NET
6 91 (32.16%) SQL
7 88 (31.10%) MVC
8 70 (24.73%) CSS
9 69 (24.38%) HTML
10 64 (22.61%) Microsoft
11 60 (21.20%) Java
12 56 (19.79%) Finance
13 43 (15.19%) ASP.NET MVC
14 41 (14.49%) AngularJS
14 41 (14.49%) .NET Framework
15 39 (13.78%) C++
16 38 (13.43%) Visual Studio
17 37 (13.07%) Windows
18 36 (12.72%) Scrum
19 35 (12.37%) Test Automation
19 35 (12.37%) jQuery
19 35 (12.37%) Continuous Integration
20 31 (10.95%) ASP.NET Web API
20 31 (10.95%) TDD
20 31 (10.95%) Python
21 30 (10.60%) SharePoint
22 29 (10.25%) PowerShell
22 29 (10.25%) Team Foundation Server
23 28 (9.89%) Microsoft Azure
24 27 (9.54%) Software Engineering

C#
Co-occurring IT Skills in Scotland 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 30 (10.60%) SharePoint
2 14 (4.95%) IIS
2 14 (4.95%) SharePoint 2010
3 13 (4.59%) SharePoint 2013
4 8 (2.83%) Cloud Foundry
5 7 (2.47%) SharePoint Server
6 5 (1.77%) BizTalk Server
6 5 (1.77%) CMS
6 5 (1.77%) OpenStack
7 3 (1.06%) ColdFusion
7 3 (1.06%) Confluence
7 3 (1.06%) nginx
7 3 (1.06%) Umbraco
8 2 (0.71%) Apache
8 2 (0.71%) Apache Solr
8 2 (0.71%) Apache Spark
9 1 (0.35%) EPiServer
9 1 (0.35%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 3 (1.06%) Adobe Illustrator
1 3 (1.06%) Chatbot
1 3 (1.06%) Microsoft Office
1 3 (1.06%) Photoshop
2 2 (0.71%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.35%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 18 (6.36%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (1.77%) Payment Gateway
3 3 (1.06%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (1.06%) Markit EDM
4 2 (0.71%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.35%) Infor M3
Cloud Services
1 28 (9.89%) Microsoft Azure
2 20 (7.07%) Office 365
3 15 (5.30%) Amazon AWS
4 10 (3.53%) PaaS
5 4 (1.41%) IaaS
6 3 (1.06%) Dialogflow
6 3 (1.06%) iTunes
7 2 (0.71%) Azure Active Directory
7 2 (0.71%) SaaS
8 1 (0.35%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 9 (3.18%) Firewall
1 9 (3.18%) Intranet
2 5 (1.77%) TCP/IP
3 4 (1.41%) DNS
4 2 (0.71%) CTI
4 2 (0.71%) Internet
4 2 (0.71%) Kerberos
4 2 (0.71%) WEP
5 1 (0.35%) ATM
5 1 (0.35%) FTP
5 1 (0.35%) HTTP
5 1 (0.35%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 112 (39.58%) SQL Server
2 20 (7.07%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 10 (3.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 8 (2.83%) MySQL
4 8 (2.83%) NoSQL
4 8 (2.83%) Relational Database
5 7 (2.47%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 6 (2.12%) RDBMS
6 6 (2.12%) SQL Server 2008
7 5 (1.77%) Data Warehouse
7 5 (1.77%) Redis
7 5 (1.77%) SQL Server 2012
8 4 (1.41%) MongoDB
8 4 (1.41%) QlikView
9 2 (0.71%) Oracle Database
9 2 (0.71%) Oracle Database 11g
9 2 (0.71%) PostgreSQL
9 2 (0.71%) SQL Server 2005
10 1 (0.35%) Oracle Database 10g
10 1 (0.35%) Oracle9i Database
Development Applications
1 38 (13.43%) Visual Studio
2 29 (10.25%) Team Foundation Server
3 15 (5.30%) Selenium
4 14 (4.95%) Git (software)
4 14 (4.95%) Jenkins
5 13 (4.59%) NUnit
5 13 (4.59%) SpecFlow
6 11 (3.89%) Cucumber
7 8 (2.83%) JIRA
8 5 (1.77%) TeamCity
9 4 (1.41%) Microsoft Blend
9 4 (1.41%) ReSharper
9 4 (1.41%) Subversion
9 4 (1.41%) webpack
10 3 (1.06%) FitNesse
10 3 (1.06%) Gradle
10 3 (1.06%) gulp
10 3 (1.06%) Oracle Forms
10 3 (1.06%) Protractor
10 3 (1.06%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 56 (19.79%) Finance
2 11 (3.89%) Banking
2 11 (3.89%) Games
3 6 (2.12%) Publishing
4 2 (0.71%) Advertising
4 2 (0.71%) Investment Banking
4 2 (0.71%) Law
4 2 (0.71%) Legal
4 2 (0.71%) Retail
4 2 (0.71%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.35%) Automotive
5 1 (0.35%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 196 (69.26%) Developer
2 81 (28.62%) .NET Developer
3 41 (14.49%) C# Developer
4 25 (8.83%) Analyst
5 23 (8.13%) C# .NET Developer
6 18 (6.36%) Senior Developer
7 16 (5.65%) Software Developer
8 15 (5.30%) Test Analyst
9 14 (4.95%) SharePoint Developer
10 13 (4.59%) SQL Developer
11 12 (4.24%) Automation Test Analyst
12 11 (3.89%) Architect
13 10 (3.53%) JavaScript Developer
14 9 (3.18%) Angular Developer
14 9 (3.18%) Applications Developer
14 9 (3.18%) ASP.NET Developer
15 8 (2.83%) C# ASP.NET Developer
15 8 (2.83%) Lead Developer
15 8 (2.83%) Mobile Developer
15 8 (2.83%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 178 (62.90%) .NET
2 96 (33.92%) ASP.NET
3 70 (24.73%) CSS
4 69 (24.38%) HTML
5 43 (15.19%) ASP.NET MVC
6 41 (14.49%) .NET Framework
6 41 (14.49%) AngularJS
7 35 (12.37%) jQuery
8 31 (10.95%) ASP.NET Web API
9 26 (9.19%) XML
10 25 (8.83%) Entity Framework
11 24 (8.48%) Web Services
12 23 (8.13%) React
13 18 (6.36%) RESTful
14 16 (5.65%) HTML5
14 16 (5.65%) REST
15 15 (5.30%) WPF
16 14 (4.95%) Node.js
16 14 (4.95%) WCF
17 13 (4.59%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 15 (5.30%) Algorithms
2 14 (4.95%) Computer Science
3 13 (4.59%) Greenfield Project
4 11 (3.89%) Data Structures
5 9 (3.18%) User Experience
6 8 (2.83%) iPad
7 6 (2.12%) Enterprise Software
7 6 (2.12%) N-Tier
8 4 (1.41%) Analytical Skills
8 4 (1.41%) Device Driver
8 4 (1.41%) Mobile App
9 3 (1.06%) Blog
9 3 (1.06%) Derivative
9 3 (1.06%) iPhone
9 3 (1.06%) Xbox
10 2 (0.71%) Client/Server
10 2 (0.71%) Clustering
10 2 (0.71%) Fixed Income
10 2 (0.71%) Mainframe
10 2 (0.71%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 37 (13.07%) Windows
2 18 (6.36%) Android
3 16 (5.65%) Apple iOS
4 14 (4.95%) Linux
5 8 (2.83%) Windows Server
5 8 (2.83%) Windows Server 2008
5 8 (2.83%) Windows Server 2012
6 7 (2.47%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (1.41%) Ubuntu
7 4 (1.41%) Unix
8 3 (1.06%) Windows 10
9 1 (0.35%) Solaris
9 1 (0.35%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 117 (41.34%) Agile Software Development
2 88 (31.10%) MVC
3 36 (12.72%) Scrum
4 35 (12.37%) Continuous Integration
4 35 (12.37%) Test Automation
5 31 (10.95%) TDD
6 27 (9.54%) Software Engineering
7 26 (9.19%) OO
7 26 (9.19%) Web Development
8 25 (8.83%) Front End Development
9 22 (7.77%) SDLC
10 21 (7.42%) CRM
11 18 (6.36%) Mathematics
12 17 (6.01%) BDD
12 17 (6.01%) OOD
12 17 (6.01%) SOLID
13 16 (5.65%) Workflow
14 13 (4.59%) Kanban
15 12 (4.24%) High Availability
16 11 (3.89%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 120 (42.40%) JavaScript
2 91 (32.16%) SQL
3 60 (21.20%) Java
4 39 (13.78%) C++
5 31 (10.95%) Python
6 29 (10.25%) PowerShell
7 19 (6.71%) PL/SQL
8 17 (6.01%) TypeScript
9 15 (5.30%) T-SQL
10 13 (4.59%) VBScript
11 12 (4.24%) PHP
12 9 (3.18%) Ruby
13 8 (2.83%) Groovy
14 7 (2.47%) Perl
14 7 (2.47%) VB.NET
14 7 (2.47%) XAML
15 5 (1.77%) Bash Shell
15 5 (1.77%) Objective-C
16 4 (1.41%) Apple Swift
16 4 (1.41%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 24 (8.48%) Degree
2 17 (6.01%) Microsoft Certification
3 10 (3.53%) MCSD
4 7 (2.47%) Computer Science Degree
4 7 (2.47%) MCSE
5 6 (2.12%) MCAD
5 6 (2.12%) MCTS
6 5 (1.77%) Security Cleared
7 4 (1.41%) SC Cleared
8 2 (0.71%) Numerate Degree
9 1 (0.35%) HND
9 1 (0.35%) ISEB
9 1 (0.35%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (5.65%) QA
2 2 (0.71%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (0.71%) EMIR
3 1 (0.35%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (4.24%) Active Directory
2 5 (1.77%) Docker
3 1 (0.35%) Virtual Desktop
3 1 (0.35%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (0.35%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 9 (3.18%) SCCM
2 6 (2.12%) Ansible
3 5 (1.77%) Kubernetes
4 4 (1.41%) Norton AntiVirus
4 4 (1.41%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (0.71%) EnCase
6 1 (0.35%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 64 (22.61%) Microsoft
2 18 (6.36%) Oracle
3 9 (3.18%) Symantec
3 9 (3.18%) Xamarin
4 7 (2.47%) Nintex
5 6 (2.12%) Adobe
6 5 (1.77%) HP
7 4 (1.41%) McAfee
8 2 (0.71%) Avaya
8 2 (0.71%) Infragistics
8 2 (0.71%) Nuix
9 1 (0.35%) Blue Prism
9 1 (0.35%) Google
9 1 (0.35%) Sitecore
9 1 (0.35%) VMware