Period
to 22 January 2019

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 22 January 2019 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
22 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 14 27 23
Rank change year-on-year +13 -4 +3
Contract jobs citing C# 1,361 1,099 1,063
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 8.50% 6.70% 7.03%
As % of the Programming Languages category 20.78% 18.76% 20.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,041 821 674
South East median daily rate £425 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.33% - +7.14%
10th Percentile £313 £310 £288
90th Percentile £556 £506 £500
England median daily rate £454 £450 £400
% change year-on-year +0.89% +12.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 22 36
South East median hourly rate £42.25 £45.20 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.52% +6.34% -
10th Percentile £16.62 £40.50 £35.75
90th Percentile £50.50 £52.38 £47.00
England median hourly rate £44.00 £45.00 £40.75
% change year-on-year -2.22% +10.43% +1.88%

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 6,548 5,857 5,200
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 40.91% 35.72% 34.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,208 3,594 3,159
South East median daily rate £440 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +3.13% +6.67%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £275
90th Percentile £575 £569 £538
England median daily rate £480 £475 £425
% change year-on-year +1.05% +11.76% +2.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 157 149 187
South East median hourly rate £45.00 £45.00 £41.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +9.76% +5.13%
10th Percentile £24.34 £18.91 £15.00
90th Percentile £51.25 £52.50 £50.00
England median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%

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 22 January 2019.

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 22 January 2019.

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 22 January 2019. 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 +6 430 £425 +9.68% 297
Surrey +15 322 £475 +5.56% 187
Hampshire +8 312 £425 +13.33% 158
Berkshire +2 221 £425 +6.25% 115
Buckinghamshire +32 147 £425 +17.24% 98
West Sussex +24 96 £450 - 47
East Sussex +2 90 £388 +10.71% 36
Kent -2 83 £425 +23.19% 99
Oxfordshire +8 64 £356 -10.94% 84
Middlesex +18 16 £500 +25.00% 1
M4 Corridor - 2 - -
Isle of Wight - 1 - -
C#
England

For the 6 months to 22 January 2019, 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#.

1 993 (72.96%) .NET
2 638 (46.88%) Agile Software Development
3 528 (38.80%) JavaScript
4 490 (36.00%) ASP.NET
5 482 (35.42%) MVC
6 447 (32.84%) SQL Server
7 413 (30.35%) SQL
8 389 (28.58%) AngularJS
9 371 (27.26%) Microsoft Azure
10 336 (24.69%) CSS
11 319 (23.44%) HTML
12 318 (23.37%) ASP.NET Web API
13 317 (23.29%) .NET Framework
14 303 (22.26%) TDD
15 299 (21.97%) Microsoft
16 263 (19.32%) Test Automation
17 249 (18.30%) ASP.NET MVC
18 218 (16.02%) Entity Framework
19 216 (15.87%) OO
20 208 (15.28%) Scrum
21 205 (15.06%) Visual Studio
22 201 (14.77%) jQuery
23 200 (14.70%) Continuous Integration
24 192 (14.11%) Finance
25 186 (13.67%) .NET Core
26 184 (13.52%) Git (software)
27 160 (11.76%) BDD
28 158 (11.61%) Java
29 151 (11.09%) Selenium
30 150 (11.02%) WCF

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 67 (4.92%) CMS
2 46 (3.38%) SharePoint
3 36 (2.65%) IIS
4 31 (2.28%) Elasticsearch
5 28 (2.06%) Confluence
5 28 (2.06%) Umbraco
6 24 (1.76%) Apache
7 23 (1.69%) nginx
7 23 (1.69%) Tomcat
7 23 (1.69%) WebLogic
8 22 (1.62%) JBoss
9 19 (1.40%) BizTalk Server
10 17 (1.25%) Apache Spark
11 15 (1.10%) Sitecore CMS
12 13 (0.96%) SharePoint 2010
13 11 (0.81%) EPiServer
14 10 (0.73%) Apache Solr
15 7 (0.51%) SharePoint 2013
16 5 (0.37%) OpenStack
17 4 (0.29%) Kentico
Applications
1 15 (1.10%) Microsoft Excel
2 12 (0.88%) Microsoft Office
3 8 (0.59%) InfoPath
4 4 (0.29%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.22%) Chatbot
5 3 (0.22%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 39 (2.87%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.29%) Dynamics AX
2 4 (0.29%) Dynamics NAV
3 3 (0.22%) Markit EDM
4 1 (0.073%) Dynamics GP
4 1 (0.073%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
4 1 (0.073%) Sage 200
4 1 (0.073%) Sage BI
4 1 (0.073%) SDL Web 8
Cloud Services
1 371 (27.26%) Microsoft Azure
2 101 (7.42%) Amazon AWS
3 50 (3.67%) Serverless
4 46 (3.38%) GitHub
5 36 (2.65%) Azure Functions
6 31 (2.28%) SaaS
7 25 (1.84%) Dynamics 365
8 23 (1.69%) Google Analytics
9 21 (1.54%) Office 365
10 20 (1.47%) Google Play
11 19 (1.40%) PaaS
12 18 (1.32%) Google Cloud Platform
13 16 (1.18%) Azure Active Directory
14 13 (0.96%) IaaS
15 12 (0.88%) NuGet
16 10 (0.73%) Azure Data Factory
17 7 (0.51%) OpenShift
18 6 (0.44%) Azure Machine Learning
18 6 (0.44%) BrowserStack
19 5 (0.37%) Data Lake Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 57 (4.19%) HTTP
2 27 (1.98%) SSL
3 24 (1.76%) TCP/IP
4 16 (1.18%) Internet
5 9 (0.66%) NFC
5 9 (0.66%) SNMP
6 7 (0.51%) RFID
6 7 (0.51%) Tactical Data Link
7 6 (0.44%) Intranet
7 6 (0.44%) SAN
8 5 (0.37%) DNS
9 4 (0.29%) IMAP
9 4 (0.29%) PuTTY
9 4 (0.29%) SMTP
10 3 (0.22%) SMS
11 2 (0.15%) Broadband
11 2 (0.15%) FTP
11 2 (0.15%) HTTPS
11 2 (0.15%) Network Security
11 2 (0.15%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 447 (32.84%) SQL Server
2 75 (5.51%) NoSQL
3 62 (4.56%) MongoDB
4 47 (3.45%) Relational Database
5 38 (2.79%) Cosmos DB
6 35 (2.57%) Data Warehouse
6 35 (2.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 32 (2.35%) Azure SQL Database
8 31 (2.28%) Big Data
8 31 (2.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 28 (2.06%) SQL Server 2016
10 27 (1.98%) SQL Server 2008
11 26 (1.91%) Apache Cassandra
12 20 (1.47%) Power BI
13 19 (1.40%) Hadoop
13 19 (1.40%) SQL Server 2014
14 18 (1.32%) MySQL
14 18 (1.32%) Oracle Database
15 17 (1.25%) Redis
16 16 (1.18%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 205 (15.06%) Visual Studio
2 184 (13.52%) Git (software)
3 151 (11.09%) Selenium
4 121 (8.89%) Visual Studio Team System
5 113 (8.30%) Team Foundation Server
6 81 (5.95%) JIRA
7 79 (5.80%) TeamCity
8 64 (4.70%) Jenkins
9 61 (4.48%) WebDriver
10 46 (3.38%) Octopus Deploy
11 45 (3.31%) SpecFlow
12 44 (3.23%) Subversion
13 40 (2.94%) Cucumber
14 37 (2.72%) Eclipse
15 36 (2.65%) NUnit
16 33 (2.42%) MSTest
17 28 (2.06%) IntelliJ
18 27 (1.98%) JUnit
19 23 (1.69%) Ant
20 22 (1.62%) JMeter
General
1 192 (14.11%) Finance
2 30 (2.20%) Retail
3 23 (1.69%) Telecoms
4 14 (1.03%) Marketing
5 13 (0.96%) Banking
6 12 (0.88%) Back Office
7 10 (0.73%) Automotive
8 8 (0.59%) Legal
9 7 (0.51%) Avionics
9 7 (0.51%) Manufacturing
9 7 (0.51%) Publishing
10 5 (0.37%) Advertising
11 4 (0.29%) Pharmaceutical
12 3 (0.22%) Electronics
12 3 (0.22%) Investment Banking
13 2 (0.15%) Aerospace
13 2 (0.15%) Corporate Banking
13 2 (0.15%) Games
13 2 (0.15%) Law
14 1 (0.073%) German Language
Job Titles
1 959 (70.46%) Developer
2 509 (37.40%) .NET Developer
3 362 (26.60%) C# Developer
4 222 (16.31%) C# .NET Developer
5 124 (9.11%) Full Stack Developer
6 104 (7.64%) Senior Developer
7 86 (6.32%) ASP.NET Developer
8 75 (5.51%) Angular Developer
9 74 (5.44%) Software Engineer
10 72 (5.29%) Architect
10 72 (5.29%) Senior .NET Developer
11 70 (5.14%) C# ASP.NET Developer
12 69 (5.07%) SQL Developer
13 62 (4.56%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
14 58 (4.26%) Software Developer
15 57 (4.19%) Azure Developer
16 56 (4.11%) Analyst
17 46 (3.38%) Tester
18 42 (3.09%) Senior C# Developer
19 40 (2.94%) JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 993 (72.96%) .NET
2 490 (36.00%) ASP.NET
3 389 (28.58%) AngularJS
4 336 (24.69%) CSS
5 319 (23.44%) HTML
6 318 (23.37%) ASP.NET Web API
7 317 (23.29%) .NET Framework
8 249 (18.30%) ASP.NET MVC
9 218 (16.02%) Entity Framework
10 201 (14.77%) jQuery
11 186 (13.67%) .NET Core
12 150 (11.02%) WCF
12 150 (11.02%) Web Services
13 142 (10.43%) REST
14 136 (9.99%) XML
15 133 (9.77%) HTML5
16 124 (9.11%) JSON
17 113 (8.30%) RESTful
18 105 (7.71%) Angular 2
19 104 (7.64%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 66 (4.85%) Greenfield Project
2 59 (4.34%) Analytical Skills
3 42 (3.09%) Self-Motivation
4 33 (2.42%) User Experience
5 30 (2.20%) Enterprise Software
6 28 (2.06%) Fintech
7 26 (1.91%) Mobile App
8 17 (1.25%) Algorithms
9 16 (1.18%) Data Centre
10 14 (1.03%) Virtual Team
11 13 (0.96%) Management Information System
12 11 (0.81%) N-Tier
13 10 (0.73%) Data Structures
13 10 (0.73%) Public Cloud
14 9 (0.66%) Driving Licence
14 9 (0.66%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 8 (0.59%) iPad
15 8 (0.59%) Reference Data
16 7 (0.51%) EPoS
17 5 (0.37%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 139 (10.21%) Windows
2 69 (5.07%) Linux
3 44 (3.23%) Android
4 40 (2.94%) Apple iOS
5 37 (2.72%) Unix
6 26 (1.91%) Windows Server
7 22 (1.62%) Ubuntu
8 10 (0.73%) Windows Server 2012
9 9 (0.66%) Solaris
10 7 (0.51%) Windows Server 2003
11 5 (0.37%) Windows Server 2008
12 4 (0.29%) Windows 10
13 3 (0.22%) Mac OS X
13 3 (0.22%) Windows 7
14 1 (0.073%) OpenVMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 638 (46.88%) Agile Software Development
2 482 (35.42%) MVC
3 303 (22.26%) TDD
4 263 (19.32%) Test Automation
5 216 (15.87%) OO
6 208 (15.28%) Scrum
7 200 (14.70%) Continuous Integration
8 160 (11.76%) BDD
9 129 (9.48%) Software Engineering
10 122 (8.96%) DevOps
11 117 (8.60%) SOLID
12 112 (8.23%) SDLC
13 106 (7.79%) Unit Testing
14 105 (7.71%) Microservices
15 101 (7.42%) Problem-Solving
16 99 (7.27%) Web Development
17 84 (6.17%) OOP
18 74 (5.44%) Multithreading
19 73 (5.36%) API Development
20 69 (5.07%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 528 (38.80%) JavaScript
2 413 (30.35%) SQL
3 158 (11.61%) Java
4 86 (6.32%) Python
5 83 (6.10%) T-SQL
6 80 (5.88%) C++
7 74 (5.44%) PowerShell
8 49 (3.60%) TypeScript
9 38 (2.79%) Scala
10 35 (2.57%) PL/SQL
10 35 (2.57%) VB.NET
11 31 (2.28%) Ruby
12 29 (2.13%) VB
13 28 (2.06%) Perl
14 26 (1.91%) C
15 23 (1.69%) Haskell
16 22 (1.62%) Groovy
17 13 (0.96%) F#
17 13 (0.96%) VBA
18 12 (0.88%) XAML
Qualifications
1 77 (5.66%) Security Cleared
2 70 (5.14%) Degree
3 62 (4.56%) SC Cleared
4 17 (1.25%) ISTQB
5 14 (1.03%) ISEB
6 13 (0.96%) CISSP
7 10 (0.73%) TOGAF Certification
8 9 (0.66%) (ISC)2 CCSP
8 9 (0.66%) CCSP
8 9 (0.66%) CISA
8 9 (0.66%) Cisco Certification
8 9 (0.66%) CISM
8 9 (0.66%) CLAS
8 9 (0.66%) CREST Certified
8 9 (0.66%) IISP
8 9 (0.66%) Numerate Degree
9 8 (0.59%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 6 (0.44%) Microsoft Certification
11 5 (0.37%) ITIL Certification
11 5 (0.37%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 45 (3.31%) QA
2 12 (0.88%) Data Quality
3 10 (0.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 10 (0.73%) PCI DSS
4 9 (0.66%) GDPR
4 9 (0.66%) ISAE 3402
4 9 (0.66%) ISO 22301
4 9 (0.66%) ISO 31000
4 9 (0.66%) ISO 9001
4 9 (0.66%) ISO/IEC 27005
4 9 (0.66%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 7 (0.51%) MISRA
5 7 (0.51%) MISRA C
6 6 (0.44%) PMO
6 6 (0.44%) SLA
7 2 (0.15%) WCAG
8 1 (0.073%) HL7
System Software
1 118 (8.67%) Docker
2 17 (1.25%) Active Directory
3 9 (0.66%) ISA Server
4 6 (0.44%) Virtual Machines
5 3 (0.22%) Firmware
5 3 (0.22%) VMware Infrastructure
6 2 (0.15%) ACF2
6 2 (0.15%) RACF
7 1 (0.073%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.073%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 55 (4.04%) Kubernetes
2 27 (1.98%) Puppet
3 25 (1.84%) Kibana
4 22 (1.62%) Grafana
5 11 (0.81%) HP ALM
6 9 (0.66%) Nessus
6 9 (0.66%) Trend Micro Deep Security
7 8 (0.59%) Ansible
8 3 (0.22%) Oozie
8 3 (0.22%) Single Sign-On
9 2 (0.15%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 1 (0.073%) BladeLogic
10 1 (0.073%) BMC Performance Manager
Vendors
1 299 (21.97%) Microsoft
2 99 (7.27%) Oracle
3 60 (4.41%) Google
4 45 (3.31%) Xamarin
5 36 (2.65%) Sitecore
6 23 (1.69%) Atlassian
7 19 (1.40%) Telerik
8 18 (1.32%) webMethods
9 15 (1.10%) Apple
10 13 (0.96%) Adobe
11 12 (0.88%) IBM
12 11 (0.81%) HP
13 10 (0.73%) VMware
14 9 (0.66%) Barracuda Networks
14 9 (0.66%) Cisco
14 9 (0.66%) Imperva
14 9 (0.66%) McAfee
14 9 (0.66%) Qualys
14 9 (0.66%) Salesforce.com
14 9 (0.66%) Tripwire