Period
to 26 February 2020

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 26 February 2020 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
26 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 24 14 26
Rank change year-on-year -10 +12 -5
Contract jobs citing C# 732 1,394 1,101
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 6.85% 8.71% 6.61%
As % of the Programming Languages category 19.95% 21.53% 18.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 539 1,064 824
South East median daily rate £425 £444 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.23% +18.33% -
10th Percentile £304 £319 £302
90th Percentile £575 £550 £526
England median daily rate £450 £454 £450
% change year-on-year -0.88% +0.89% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 17 19
South East median hourly rate £40.00 £47.50 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.79% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £35.00 £18.85 £40.20
90th Percentile £51.00 £55.00 £49.25
England median hourly rate £47.83 £43.83 £44.12
% change year-on-year +9.12% -0.64% +7.60%

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 3,670 6,476 6,027
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 34.34% 40.45% 36.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,296 4,165 3,706
South East median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £306 £313 £300
90th Percentile £588 £575 £575
England median daily rate £488 £485 £475
% change year-on-year +0.52% +2.11% +11.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 130 171 141
South East median hourly rate £41.50 £45.00 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.78% - +9.76%
10th Percentile £18.25 £21.25 £19.38
90th Percentile £70.20 £52.50 £51.00
England median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -

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 26 February 2020.

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 26 February 2020.

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 26 February 2020. 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 -4 302 £425 - 273
Hampshire -7 184 £425 - 183
Berkshire -3 179 £425 - 122
Surrey -10 114 £406 -14.47% 192
Buckinghamshire -12 66 £425 - 45
West Sussex 0 64 £500 +3.90% 77
Oxfordshire +15 57 £419 +19.64% 106
East Sussex -4 41 £575 +31.43% 43
Kent -11 29 £429 +0.88% 49
Middlesex 0 1 £475 -5.00% 2
C#
England

For the 6 months to 26 February 2020, 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#.

1 570 (77.87%) .NET
2 317 (43.31%) Azure
3 303 (41.39%) Agile Software Development
4 264 (36.07%) SQL
4 264 (36.07%) SQL Server
5 246 (33.61%) JavaScript
6 209 (28.55%) MVC
7 198 (27.05%) ASP.NET
8 187 (25.55%) Microsoft
9 163 (22.27%) Test Automation
10 157 (21.45%) AngularJS
11 144 (19.67%) HTML
12 128 (17.49%) .NET Framework
13 127 (17.35%) CSS
14 125 (17.08%) Scrum
15 121 (16.53%) TDD
15 121 (16.53%) ASP.NET Web API
15 121 (16.53%) .NET Core
16 116 (15.85%) DevOps
17 96 (13.11%) BDD
18 95 (12.98%) Git (software)
19 92 (12.57%) Software Engineering
20 89 (12.16%) Java
21 87 (11.89%) Selenium
22 79 (10.79%) ASP.NET MVC
23 74 (10.11%) Python
24 73 (9.97%) Web Services
25 69 (9.43%) Visual Studio
25 69 (9.43%) React
26 64 (8.74%) Windows

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 40 (5.46%) SharePoint
2 19 (2.60%) Confluence
3 18 (2.46%) Umbraco
4 16 (2.19%) CMS
5 14 (1.91%) BizTalk Server
6 13 (1.78%) IIS
7 11 (1.50%) Elasticsearch
7 11 (1.50%) WebSphere
8 6 (0.82%) SharePoint 2013
9 5 (0.68%) EPiServer
9 5 (0.68%) JBoss
9 5 (0.68%) Sitecore CMS
10 4 (0.55%) Apache
10 4 (0.55%) Tomcat
11 3 (0.41%) Apache Solr
11 3 (0.41%) Exchange Server 2010
11 3 (0.41%) Exchange Server 2013
11 3 (0.41%) MS Exchange
11 3 (0.41%) WebLogic
12 2 (0.27%) Headless CMS
Applications
1 9 (1.23%) Microsoft Project
2 6 (0.82%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (0.27%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.27%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.14%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 44 (6.01%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.68%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (0.41%) Dynamics GP
4 2 (0.27%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.14%) Adobe Campaign
5 1 (0.14%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.14%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 317 (43.31%) Azure
2 51 (6.97%) AWS
3 39 (5.33%) Serverless
4 36 (4.92%) Dynamics 365
5 33 (4.51%) SaaS
6 32 (4.37%) Azure Functions
6 32 (4.37%) PaaS
7 25 (3.42%) Azure Active Directory
7 25 (3.42%) GitHub
8 19 (2.60%) IaaS
9 17 (2.32%) GCP
10 15 (2.05%) Power Platform
11 11 (1.50%) Office 365
12 7 (0.96%) Azure Data Factory
13 6 (0.82%) Cloud Computing
14 5 (0.68%) AWS CloudFormation
14 5 (0.68%) AWS Lambda
15 4 (0.55%) Microsoft Flow
15 4 (0.55%) PowerApps
16 3 (0.41%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 8 (1.09%) DNS
1 8 (1.09%) HTTP
2 6 (0.82%) TCP/IP
3 5 (0.68%) Bluetooth
3 5 (0.68%) IPv6
3 5 (0.68%) SSL
4 4 (0.55%) Network Security
4 4 (0.55%) Wireshark
5 3 (0.41%) Firewall
5 3 (0.41%) Internet
6 2 (0.27%) BGP
6 2 (0.27%) DHCP
6 2 (0.27%) FTP
6 2 (0.27%) IPsec
6 2 (0.27%) Reverse Proxy
6 2 (0.27%) Skype
6 2 (0.27%) SNMP
6 2 (0.27%) VLAN
6 2 (0.27%) VPN
6 2 (0.27%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 264 (36.07%) SQL Server
2 46 (6.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 31 (4.23%) SQL Server 2012
4 29 (3.96%) Azure SQL Database
5 28 (3.83%) Relational Database
6 22 (3.01%) MongoDB
6 22 (3.01%) SQL Server 2008
7 21 (2.87%) Cosmos DB
8 20 (2.73%) SQL Server 2016
8 20 (2.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 17 (2.32%) Data Warehouse
10 16 (2.19%) Redis
11 15 (2.05%) MySQL
12 14 (1.91%) NoSQL
13 13 (1.78%) Data Lake
13 13 (1.78%) SQL Server 2005
14 12 (1.64%) Power BI
15 9 (1.23%) Big Data
15 9 (1.23%) SQL Server 2014
16 7 (0.96%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 95 (12.98%) Git (software)
2 87 (11.89%) Selenium
3 69 (9.43%) Visual Studio
4 51 (6.97%) JIRA
5 45 (6.15%) SpecFlow
6 39 (5.33%) Cucumber
7 33 (4.51%) Team Foundation Server
8 28 (3.83%) WebDriver
9 27 (3.69%) Visual Studio Team System
10 25 (3.42%) TeamCity
11 18 (2.46%) Jenkins
12 17 (2.32%) JMeter
12 17 (2.32%) Octopus Deploy
13 13 (1.78%) NUnit
14 12 (1.64%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 11 (1.50%) gulp
15 11 (1.50%) webpack
16 10 (1.37%) SoapUI
17 9 (1.23%) Postman
18 8 (1.09%) Jasmine
General
1 57 (7.79%) Finance
2 15 (2.05%) Public Sector
2 15 (2.05%) Retail
3 10 (1.37%) Telecoms
4 9 (1.23%) Manufacturing
5 6 (0.82%) Marketing
6 5 (0.68%) Back Office
6 5 (0.68%) Banking
6 5 (0.68%) German Language
6 5 (0.68%) Law
7 4 (0.55%) Games
8 3 (0.41%) Electronics
8 3 (0.41%) French Language
9 2 (0.27%) Aerospace
9 2 (0.27%) Automotive
9 2 (0.27%) Italian Language
9 2 (0.27%) Publishing
10 1 (0.14%) Advertising
10 1 (0.14%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.14%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 497 (67.90%) Developer
2 272 (37.16%) .NET Developer
3 155 (21.17%) C# Developer
4 98 (13.39%) C# .NET Developer
5 54 (7.38%) Software Developer
6 43 (5.87%) Analyst
7 42 (5.74%) Full Stack Developer
8 41 (5.60%) Azure Developer
9 39 (5.33%) Test Analyst
10 35 (4.78%) Senior Developer
11 34 (4.64%) Automation Test Analyst
12 32 (4.37%) Software Engineer
13 29 (3.96%) ASP.NET Developer
14 27 (3.69%) C# Software Developer
15 26 (3.55%) DevOps Engineer
15 26 (3.55%) Senior .NET Developer
15 26 (3.55%) Tester
16 25 (3.42%) Angular Developer
17 24 (3.28%) .NET Software Developer
17 24 (3.28%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 570 (77.87%) .NET
2 198 (27.05%) ASP.NET
3 157 (21.45%) AngularJS
4 144 (19.67%) HTML
5 128 (17.49%) .NET Framework
6 127 (17.35%) CSS
7 121 (16.53%) .NET Core
7 121 (16.53%) ASP.NET Web API
8 79 (10.79%) ASP.NET MVC
9 73 (9.97%) Web Services
10 69 (9.43%) React
11 64 (8.74%) jQuery
12 57 (7.79%) REST
13 53 (7.24%) XML
14 49 (6.69%) Entity Framework
15 45 (6.15%) RESTful
16 41 (5.60%) HTML5
16 41 (5.60%) JSON
17 33 (4.51%) WPF
18 28 (3.83%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 38 (5.19%) Analytical Skills
2 22 (3.01%) Greenfield Project
3 19 (2.60%) Enterprise Software
4 15 (2.05%) Data Structures
4 15 (2.05%) Mobile App
5 10 (1.37%) Algorithms
5 10 (1.37%) Self-Motivation
6 9 (1.23%) Clustering
6 9 (1.23%) EPoS
6 9 (1.23%) User Experience
7 8 (1.09%) Public Cloud
7 8 (1.09%) Smart City
8 7 (0.96%) Embedded Systems
8 7 (0.96%) Life Science
8 7 (0.96%) Linux Command Line
9 6 (0.82%) Smartphone
10 4 (0.55%) N-Tier
11 3 (0.41%) Management Information System
11 3 (0.41%) SWIFT
12 2 (0.27%) Raspberry Pi
Operating Systems
1 64 (8.74%) Windows
2 45 (6.15%) Linux
3 14 (1.91%) Windows Server
4 13 (1.78%) Android
5 11 (1.50%) Apple iOS
6 9 (1.23%) Windows 10
7 8 (1.09%) Unix
8 7 (0.96%) Windows Server 2008
9 5 (0.68%) VMS
10 4 (0.55%) CentOS
10 4 (0.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 3 (0.41%) Windows Server 2012
12 2 (0.27%) Mac OS X
12 2 (0.27%) Ubuntu
12 2 (0.27%) Windows 7
12 2 (0.27%) Windows 8
13 1 (0.14%) Debian
13 1 (0.14%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 303 (41.39%) Agile Software Development
2 209 (28.55%) MVC
3 163 (22.27%) Test Automation
4 125 (17.08%) Scrum
5 121 (16.53%) TDD
6 116 (15.85%) DevOps
7 96 (13.11%) BDD
8 92 (12.57%) Software Engineering
9 62 (8.47%) Continuous Integration
10 55 (7.51%) CRM
11 53 (7.24%) Unit Testing
12 52 (7.10%) Microservices
12 52 (7.10%) Problem-Solving
13 51 (6.97%) Web Development
14 49 (6.69%) OO
15 39 (5.33%) SDLC
16 33 (4.51%) Migration
17 31 (4.23%) Computer Science
18 28 (3.83%) Continuous Delivery
19 27 (3.69%) SOLID
Programming Languages
1 264 (36.07%) SQL
2 246 (33.61%) JavaScript
3 89 (12.16%) Java
4 74 (10.11%) Python
5 52 (7.10%) T-SQL
6 45 (6.15%) C++
7 39 (5.33%) VB.NET
8 34 (4.64%) PowerShell
9 30 (4.10%) TypeScript
10 27 (3.69%) C
11 13 (1.78%) PHP
12 12 (1.64%) Scala
13 10 (1.37%) Ruby
14 8 (1.09%) Bash Shell
14 8 (1.09%) PL/SQL
14 8 (1.09%) VB
14 8 (1.09%) VBScript
15 7 (0.96%) Go
15 7 (0.96%) R
16 6 (0.82%) Perl
Qualifications
1 58 (7.92%) Security Cleared
2 43 (5.87%) SC Cleared
3 42 (5.74%) Degree
4 24 (3.28%) Computer Science Degree
5 16 (2.19%) ISTQB
6 13 (1.78%) DV Cleared
7 11 (1.50%) ISEB
8 6 (0.82%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 6 (0.82%) Numerate Degree
9 2 (0.27%) CISA
9 2 (0.27%) Microsoft Certification
10 1 (0.14%) CEH
10 1 (0.14%) CISM
10 1 (0.14%) CISSP
10 1 (0.14%) DBS Check
10 1 (0.14%) GIAC
10 1 (0.14%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 1 (0.14%) Master's Degree
10 1 (0.14%) MBA
10 1 (0.14%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 56 (7.65%) QA
2 4 (0.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (0.41%) NCSC
4 2 (0.27%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.14%) GDPR
5 1 (0.14%) Government Security Classifications
5 1 (0.14%) HL7
5 1 (0.14%) NIST
5 1 (0.14%) PMO
5 1 (0.14%) PSD2
System Software
1 56 (7.65%) Docker
2 34 (4.64%) Active Directory
3 22 (3.01%) Virtual Machines
4 11 (1.50%) VMware Infrastructure
5 9 (1.23%) Hyper-V
6 3 (0.41%) VMware Workstation
6 3 (0.41%) vSphere
7 2 (0.27%) LXC
Systems Management
1 50 (6.83%) Kubernetes
2 14 (1.91%) Ansible
3 10 (1.37%) HP ALM
3 10 (1.37%) Terraform
4 7 (0.96%) MIIS
4 7 (0.96%) Puppet
4 7 (0.96%) Single Sign-On
5 6 (0.82%) Microsoft Clustering
6 5 (0.68%) Grafana
6 5 (0.68%) Opscode Chef
7 3 (0.41%) Prometheus
8 2 (0.27%) Kibana
8 2 (0.27%) Packer
8 2 (0.27%) SCOM
8 2 (0.27%) SCVMM
8 2 (0.27%) ZABBIX
9 1 (0.14%) cPanel
9 1 (0.14%) HP Fortify
9 1 (0.14%) HP Quality Center
9 1 (0.14%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 187 (25.55%) Microsoft
2 36 (4.92%) Oracle
3 25 (3.42%) Xamarin
4 17 (2.32%) Google
5 13 (1.78%) HP
6 11 (1.50%) Databricks
6 11 (1.50%) Sitecore
6 11 (1.50%) VMware
7 8 (1.09%) Salesforce.com
8 5 (0.68%) Atlassian
8 5 (0.68%) Citrix
8 5 (0.68%) Micro Focus
9 4 (0.55%) Black Duck
9 4 (0.55%) Borland
9 4 (0.55%) webMethods
10 3 (0.41%) Blue Prism
10 3 (0.41%) Coverity
10 3 (0.41%) ServiceNow
10 3 (0.41%) Splunk
11 2 (0.27%) Dell