Period
to 27 May 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East 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 27 May 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 > South East
6 months to
27 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 29 24 27
Rank change year-on-year -5 +3 -5
Contract jobs citing C# 1,071 1,039 1,166
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 6.40% 6.72% 6.47%
As % of the Programming Languages category 17.10% 19.61% 18.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 765 677 757
South East median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - +7.14%
10th Percentile £306 £284 £300
90th Percentile £531 £485 £517
England median daily rate £445 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +7.88% +3.13% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 34 42
South East median hourly rate £40.50 £43.00 £36.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.81% +18.62% -7.05%
10th Percentile £24.48 £37.50 £11.00
90th Percentile £48.38 £48.53 £55.55
England median hourly rate £42.50 £42.07 £38.50
% change year-on-year +1.02% +9.27% +2.34%

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 the South East with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
South East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 6,263 5,299 6,172
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 37.45% 34.29% 34.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,808 3,211 4,020
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +3.23% +7.64%
10th Percentile £306 £288 £269
90th Percentile £563 £538 £530
England median daily rate £475 £448 £425
% change year-on-year +6.15% +5.29% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 181 171 235
South East median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £18.00 £15.50 £13.00
90th Percentile £52.50 £71.84 £51.25
England median hourly rate £41.00 £41.50 £38.75
% change year-on-year -1.20% +7.10% +10.71%

C#
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing C# as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for C# in the South East

C#
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for C# in the South East

C#
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing C# in the South East over the 6 months to 27 May 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for C# in the South East

C#
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for C# in the South East

C#
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing C# in the South East over the 6 months to 27 May 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for C# in the South East

C#
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing C# within the South East region over the 6 months to 27 May 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
Thames Valley -2 346 £400 +5.26% 300
Hampshire +5 284 £388 +10.71% 158
Surrey -10 221 £419 +8.06% 155
Berkshire -3 161 £388 -3.13% 132
Buckinghamshire -1 97 £425 +13.33% 69
Oxfordshire +2 88 £375 +7.14% 99
Kent -3 73 £356 +3.26% 65
East Sussex -3 65 £370 +5.71% 32
West Sussex -24 51 £450 +9.09% 46
Middlesex +1 12 £375 +11.11% 1
M4 Corridor - 9 - -
Sussex 0 2 - - 2
Isle of Wight - 2 - - 2
C#
England

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 South East region with a requirement for C#.

1 738 (68.91%) .NET
2 513 (47.90%) Agile Software Development
3 415 (38.75%) JavaScript
4 371 (34.64%) SQL Server
5 336 (31.37%) ASP.NET
6 319 (29.79%) MVC
7 304 (28.38%) SQL
8 275 (25.68%) HTML
9 262 (24.46%) AngularJS
10 249 (23.25%) Microsoft
11 233 (21.76%) CSS
12 208 (19.42%) TDD
13 205 (19.14%) .NET Framework
14 203 (18.95%) Test Automation
15 198 (18.49%) Microsoft Azure
16 189 (17.65%) ASP.NET Web API
17 170 (15.87%) jQuery
17 170 (15.87%) Visual Studio
18 167 (15.59%) Scrum
19 165 (15.41%) Team Foundation Server
20 161 (15.03%) ASP.NET MVC
21 159 (14.85%) Java
22 154 (14.38%) Web Services
23 146 (13.63%) Finance
24 135 (12.61%) Windows
25 129 (12.04%) Selenium
26 128 (11.95%) WCF
27 126 (11.76%) REST
28 119 (11.11%) Git (software)
29 114 (10.64%) HTML5

C#
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 59 (5.51%) SharePoint
2 54 (5.04%) IIS
3 48 (4.48%) BizTalk Server
4 36 (3.36%) CMS
5 29 (2.71%) Confluence
6 16 (1.49%) SharePoint 2013
7 14 (1.31%) NServiceBus
8 13 (1.21%) EPiServer
9 12 (1.12%) Apache
10 11 (1.03%) OpenStack
10 11 (1.03%) Umbraco
11 9 (0.84%) SharePoint 2010
12 8 (0.75%) nginx
12 8 (0.75%) Tomcat
12 8 (0.75%) WordPress
13 6 (0.56%) Apache Solr
13 6 (0.56%) WebLogic
14 5 (0.47%) Documentum
14 5 (0.47%) SAS
15 4 (0.37%) JBoss
Applications
1 27 (2.52%) Microsoft Office
2 20 (1.87%) Microsoft Excel
3 14 (1.31%) MS Visio
4 4 (0.37%) CATIA
5 3 (0.28%) Spreadsheet
5 3 (0.28%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 41 (3.83%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (0.56%) SAP S/4HANA
3 3 (0.28%) Markit EDM
3 3 (0.28%) Sage 200
3 3 (0.28%) Sage CRM
4 2 (0.19%) ENOVIA
4 2 (0.19%) Oracle ERP
5 1 (0.093%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 1 (0.093%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 198 (18.49%) Microsoft Azure
2 77 (7.19%) Amazon AWS
3 24 (2.24%) PaaS
4 20 (1.87%) NuGet
5 19 (1.77%) SaaS
6 17 (1.59%) IaaS
7 12 (1.12%) Dynamics 365
7 12 (1.12%) OpenShift
8 11 (1.03%) Serverless
9 10 (0.93%) Azure Data Factory
9 10 (0.93%) GitHub
9 10 (0.93%) Slack
10 9 (0.84%) Google Cloud Platform
10 9 (0.84%) Office 365
11 7 (0.65%) Google Analytics
12 5 (0.47%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 5 (0.47%) Datadog
12 5 (0.47%) Google Play
12 5 (0.47%) npm
13 3 (0.28%) Firebase
Communications & Networking
1 28 (2.61%) HTTP
2 25 (2.33%) TCP/IP
3 20 (1.87%) Firewall
4 17 (1.59%) Internet
5 14 (1.31%) SMTP
5 14 (1.31%) SSL
6 12 (1.12%) SNMP
7 11 (1.03%) PuTTY
8 6 (0.56%) Wireless
9 5 (0.47%) FTP
9 5 (0.47%) LAN
9 5 (0.47%) Network Security
9 5 (0.47%) SMS
9 5 (0.47%) WAN
10 4 (0.37%) AMQP
10 4 (0.37%) Kerberos
10 4 (0.37%) WinSCP
11 2 (0.19%) Bluetooth
11 2 (0.19%) DNS
12 1 (0.093%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 371 (34.64%) SQL Server
2 75 (7.00%) Relational Database
3 41 (3.83%) RDBMS
4 36 (3.36%) Big Data
4 36 (3.36%) MongoDB
5 33 (3.08%) NoSQL
5 33 (3.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 27 (2.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 26 (2.43%) Apache Cassandra
7 26 (2.43%) Oracle Database
8 25 (2.33%) SQL Server 2008
9 24 (2.24%) MySQL
9 24 (2.24%) SQL Server 2012
10 18 (1.68%) Power BI
11 17 (1.59%) PostgreSQL
12 15 (1.40%) HBase
12 15 (1.40%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 12 (1.12%) Data Warehouse
13 12 (1.12%) SQL Server 2005
14 11 (1.03%) Data Lake
Development Applications
1 170 (15.87%) Visual Studio
2 165 (15.41%) Team Foundation Server
3 129 (12.04%) Selenium
4 119 (11.11%) Git (software)
5 78 (7.28%) JIRA
6 67 (6.26%) Jenkins
7 59 (5.51%) SpecFlow
8 56 (5.23%) NUnit
9 49 (4.58%) Octopus Deploy
10 45 (4.20%) TeamCity
11 41 (3.83%) ReSharper
12 40 (3.73%) Visual Studio Team System
13 33 (3.08%) Subversion
14 31 (2.89%) WebDriver
15 25 (2.33%) Eclipse
16 23 (2.15%) Bitbucket
16 23 (2.15%) JUnit
16 23 (2.15%) SonarQube
17 22 (2.05%) Cucumber
18 20 (1.87%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 146 (13.63%) Finance
2 35 (3.27%) Banking
3 19 (1.77%) Advertising
4 13 (1.21%) Manufacturing
4 13 (1.21%) Marketing
4 13 (1.21%) Retail
5 12 (1.12%) Games
6 11 (1.03%) Telecoms
7 7 (0.65%) Back Office
8 6 (0.56%) Law
9 5 (0.47%) Publishing
10 4 (0.37%) Electronics
11 2 (0.19%) Aerospace
11 2 (0.19%) Automotive
11 2 (0.19%) Billing
11 2 (0.19%) Legal
11 2 (0.19%) Pharmaceutical
12 1 (0.093%) Financial Institution
12 1 (0.093%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 743 (69.37%) Developer
2 303 (28.29%) .NET Developer
3 284 (26.52%) C# Developer
4 136 (12.70%) C# .NET Developer
5 92 (8.59%) Senior Developer
6 66 (6.16%) Architect
7 62 (5.79%) Angular Developer
8 61 (5.70%) Software Developer
9 57 (5.32%) ASP.NET Developer
10 50 (4.67%) Analyst
11 49 (4.58%) Full Stack Developer
12 47 (4.39%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
12 47 (4.39%) C# ASP.NET Developer
13 46 (4.30%) Software Engineer
14 41 (3.83%) SQL Developer
15 38 (3.55%) Test Analyst
16 37 (3.45%) Senior .NET Developer
17 36 (3.36%) Web Developer
18 31 (2.89%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
18 31 (2.89%) WPF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 738 (68.91%) .NET
2 336 (31.37%) ASP.NET
3 275 (25.68%) HTML
4 262 (24.46%) AngularJS
5 233 (21.76%) CSS
6 205 (19.14%) .NET Framework
7 189 (17.65%) ASP.NET Web API
8 170 (15.87%) jQuery
9 161 (15.03%) ASP.NET MVC
10 154 (14.38%) Web Services
11 128 (11.95%) WCF
12 126 (11.76%) REST
13 114 (10.64%) HTML5
14 106 (9.90%) XML
15 89 (8.31%) RESTful
16 84 (7.84%) Entity Framework
17 71 (6.63%) .NET Core
18 68 (6.35%) JSON
18 68 (6.35%) WPF
19 67 (6.26%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 48 (4.48%) Greenfield Project
2 40 (3.73%) Enterprise Software
3 39 (3.64%) Analytical Skills
4 30 (2.80%) Computer Science
5 29 (2.71%) Mobile App
5 29 (2.71%) User Experience
6 24 (2.24%) NHS
7 23 (2.15%) Self-Motivation
8 21 (1.96%) N-Tier
9 14 (1.31%) Virtual Team
10 11 (1.03%) Client/Server
10 11 (1.03%) Clustering
10 11 (1.03%) Mainframe
10 11 (1.03%) Public Cloud
11 10 (0.93%) Fintech
12 9 (0.84%) iPad
13 8 (0.75%) Data Structures
14 7 (0.65%) Algorithms
14 7 (0.65%) Fat Client
14 7 (0.65%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 135 (12.61%) Windows
2 77 (7.19%) Linux
3 52 (4.86%) Android
4 36 (3.36%) Apple iOS
5 25 (2.33%) Unix
6 17 (1.59%) Windows Server
7 13 (1.21%) Windows 10
8 10 (0.93%) VMS
9 7 (0.65%) Ubuntu
10 6 (0.56%) Windows Server 2012
11 5 (0.47%) Windows 7
12 3 (0.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 3 (0.28%) Windows Server 2003
12 3 (0.28%) Windows Server 2008
13 2 (0.19%) Mac OS X
13 2 (0.19%) Windows Phone
13 2 (0.19%) Windows Phone 8
14 1 (0.093%) Windows 8
14 1 (0.093%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 513 (47.90%) Agile Software Development
2 319 (29.79%) MVC
3 208 (19.42%) TDD
4 203 (18.95%) Test Automation
5 167 (15.59%) Scrum
6 113 (10.55%) Continuous Integration
7 110 (10.27%) DevOps
8 105 (9.80%) BDD
9 100 (9.34%) Microservices
10 93 (8.68%) Software Engineering
11 81 (7.56%) Problem-Solving
11 81 (7.56%) Unit Testing
12 69 (6.44%) Web Development
13 67 (6.26%) OO
14 59 (5.51%) CRM
15 57 (5.32%) E-Commerce
16 51 (4.76%) SDLC
17 50 (4.67%) Test Scripting
18 48 (4.48%) SOA
19 44 (4.11%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 415 (38.75%) JavaScript
2 304 (28.38%) SQL
3 159 (14.85%) Java
4 105 (9.80%) C++
5 84 (7.84%) Python
6 59 (5.51%) VB.NET
7 58 (5.42%) TypeScript
8 49 (4.58%) PowerShell
9 45 (4.20%) C
9 45 (4.20%) T-SQL
10 36 (3.36%) Scala
11 32 (2.99%) Ruby
12 25 (2.33%) Perl
13 20 (1.87%) PL/SQL
14 16 (1.49%) VBA
15 13 (1.21%) F#
15 13 (1.21%) Go
16 12 (1.12%) CQL
16 12 (1.12%) VB
16 12 (1.12%) XAML
Qualifications
1 77 (7.19%) Security Cleared
2 74 (6.91%) Degree
3 70 (6.54%) SC Cleared
4 21 (1.96%) ISTQB
5 16 (1.49%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 15 (1.40%) Computer Science Degree
7 8 (0.75%) Microsoft Certification
8 7 (0.65%) BPSS Clearance
9 6 (0.56%) DV Cleared
9 6 (0.56%) MCP
10 5 (0.47%) DBS Check
10 5 (0.47%) Numerate Degree
11 4 (0.37%) ISEB
12 3 (0.28%) AWS Certification
12 3 (0.28%) TOGAF Certification
13 2 (0.19%) CISSP
13 2 (0.19%) Master's Degree
13 2 (0.19%) PMI Certification
13 2 (0.19%) SAFe Agilist
13 2 (0.19%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 51 (4.76%) QA
2 25 (2.33%) HL7
3 21 (1.96%) GDPR
4 11 (1.03%) ISO 9001
4 11 (1.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 7 (0.65%) GCP
6 5 (0.47%) SLA
7 4 (0.37%) HIPAA
7 4 (0.37%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 2 (0.19%) Disclosure Scotland
8 2 (0.19%) PCI DSS
9 1 (0.093%) MISRA
9 1 (0.093%) MISRA C
System Software
1 51 (4.76%) Docker
2 16 (1.49%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (1.21%) Hyper-V
4 12 (1.12%) Active Directory
5 11 (1.03%) Apache Flume
6 3 (0.28%) Virtual Machines
6 3 (0.28%) vSphere
7 2 (0.19%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 18 (1.68%) Kubernetes
1 18 (1.68%) Puppet
2 12 (1.12%) HP ALM
2 12 (1.12%) Opsview
3 8 (0.75%) Grafana
3 8 (0.75%) HP Quality Center
3 8 (0.75%) SCOM
4 7 (0.65%) Kibana
5 6 (0.56%) Ansible
5 6 (0.56%) BladeLogic
5 6 (0.56%) Terraform
6 5 (0.47%) Opscode Chef
6 5 (0.47%) Perfmon
6 5 (0.47%) SCCM
7 1 (0.093%) Graphite
7 1 (0.093%) Graylog
7 1 (0.093%) Icinga
7 1 (0.093%) SCVMM
7 1 (0.093%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 1 (0.093%) vRealize
Vendors
1 249 (23.25%) Microsoft
2 99 (9.24%) Oracle
3 28 (2.61%) Xamarin
4 27 (2.52%) Google
5 25 (2.33%) SAP
6 22 (2.05%) HP
6 22 (2.05%) Salesforce.com
7 20 (1.87%) VMware
8 17 (1.59%) Atlassian
9 12 (1.12%) Blue Prism
10 11 (1.03%) Automation Anywhere
11 10 (0.93%) Capita
11 10 (0.93%) Vertica
12 8 (0.75%) Adobe
12 8 (0.75%) ComArch
13 7 (0.65%) Micro Focus
13 7 (0.65%) Sitecore
13 7 (0.65%) Telerik
13 7 (0.65%) webMethods
14 5 (0.47%) Tableau