Period
to 21 September 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 21 September 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
21 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 14 16 26
Rank change year-on-year +2 +10 -3
Contract jobs citing C# 1,202 1,358 1,059
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 8.38% 8.21% 6.46%
As % of the Programming Languages category 23.01% 20.46% 18.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 853 975 720
South East median daily rate £438 £413 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.06% +10.00% -
10th Percentile £325 £313 £305
90th Percentile £561 £538 £488
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 27 32
South East median hourly rate £49.75 £40.50 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +22.84% -10.00% +11.11%
10th Percentile £33.13 £20.65 £37.50
90th Percentile £60.00 £48.75 £48.75
England median hourly rate £46.50 £42.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year +9.41% - +8.70%

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 5,224 6,638 5,745
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 36.43% 40.14% 35.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,236 4,179 3,523
South East median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £313 £313 £281
90th Percentile £588 £575 £538
England median daily rate £480 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 144 200 164
South East median hourly rate £47.25 £44.00 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.39% -2.22% +12.50%
10th Percentile £22.20 £19.98 £16.52
90th Percentile £63.95 £53.75 £57.85
England median hourly rate £45.00 £42.13 £40.00
% change year-on-year +6.82% +5.31% +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 21 September 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 21 September 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 21 September 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
Hampshire +6 403 £450 +12.50% 142
Thames Valley +4 373 £438 +5.42% 259
Berkshire +1 214 £450 +5.88% 105
Surrey +9 183 £425 - 146
Buckinghamshire +10 111 £425 +2.41% 70
East Sussex +1 88 £460 +31.43% 33
Kent -3 76 £435 +4.82% 94
West Sussex -1 73 £450 +12.50% 61
Oxfordshire -5 48 £400 -3.61% 84
Sussex -1 5 - -
Middlesex +3 1 £475 +46.15% 2
C#
England

For the 6 months to 21 September 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#.

1 901 (74.96%) .NET
2 528 (43.93%) Agile Software Development
3 464 (38.60%) Azure
4 446 (37.10%) SQL Server
5 404 (33.61%) JavaScript
6 386 (32.11%) SQL
7 371 (30.87%) ASP.NET
8 325 (27.04%) MVC
9 312 (25.96%) Microsoft
10 286 (23.79%) AngularJS
11 267 (22.21%) TDD
12 243 (20.22%) CSS
12 243 (20.22%) HTML
13 242 (20.13%) Test Automation
14 230 (19.13%) .NET Core
15 229 (19.05%) .NET Framework
16 220 (18.30%) ASP.NET Web API
17 177 (14.73%) DevOps
18 176 (14.64%) ASP.NET MVC
19 174 (14.48%) Git (software)
20 158 (13.14%) Visual Studio
21 155 (12.90%) Software Engineering
22 146 (12.15%) Scrum
23 145 (12.06%) Web Services
23 145 (12.06%) BDD
24 127 (10.57%) Java
25 122 (10.15%) Selenium
26 119 (9.90%) Continuous Integration
27 115 (9.57%) Windows
28 112 (9.32%) XML

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 48 (3.99%) SharePoint
2 42 (3.49%) Confluence
3 21 (1.75%) Umbraco
4 19 (1.58%) Elasticsearch
5 17 (1.41%) BizTalk Server
6 16 (1.33%) IIS
7 15 (1.25%) SharePoint 2013
8 13 (1.08%) CMS
9 11 (0.92%) Apache
10 8 (0.67%) EPiServer
10 8 (0.67%) nginx
10 8 (0.67%) Tomcat
11 7 (0.58%) JBoss
11 7 (0.58%) WebSphere
12 6 (0.50%) ArcGIS
12 6 (0.50%) WebLogic
13 5 (0.42%) Apache Solr
13 5 (0.42%) Captiva
13 5 (0.42%) Documentum
13 5 (0.42%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 21 (1.75%) Microsoft Excel
2 8 (0.67%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (0.33%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.083%) FileZilla
4 1 (0.083%) InfoPath
4 1 (0.083%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.083%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.083%) Notepad++
4 1 (0.083%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 38 (3.16%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.33%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (0.33%) Oracle ERP
3 2 (0.17%) Markit EDM
4 1 (0.083%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.083%) Dynamics GP
Cloud Services
1 464 (38.60%) Azure
2 88 (7.32%) AWS
3 71 (5.91%) Serverless
4 57 (4.74%) Azure Functions
5 49 (4.08%) PaaS
6 41 (3.41%) Power Platform
7 39 (3.24%) Azure Active Directory
8 34 (2.83%) SaaS
9 27 (2.25%) GitHub
10 21 (1.75%) Dynamics 365
11 20 (1.66%) Azure Data Factory
11 20 (1.66%) IaaS
12 18 (1.50%) OpenShift
13 17 (1.41%) GCP
14 16 (1.33%) Cloud Computing
15 10 (0.83%) Amazon S3
15 10 (0.83%) AWS CloudFormation
16 9 (0.75%) AWS Lambda
16 9 (0.75%) Data Lake Analytics
16 9 (0.75%) NuGet
Communications & Networking
1 19 (1.58%) HTTP
2 13 (1.08%) TCP/IP
3 9 (0.75%) Network Security
3 9 (0.75%) SSL
4 7 (0.58%) Internet
5 5 (0.42%) ATM
5 5 (0.42%) H.323
5 5 (0.42%) SAN
5 5 (0.42%) Skype
6 4 (0.33%) DNS
7 3 (0.25%) FTP
8 2 (0.17%) DHCP
8 2 (0.17%) Ethernet
8 2 (0.17%) IPsec
8 2 (0.17%) RS-232
8 2 (0.17%) RS-485
8 2 (0.17%) VPN
8 2 (0.17%) Wireshark
9 1 (0.083%) NetScaler
9 1 (0.083%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 446 (37.10%) SQL Server
2 87 (7.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 63 (5.24%) Relational Database
4 58 (4.83%) Azure SQL Database
4 58 (4.83%) Cosmos DB
5 48 (3.99%) Data Warehouse
6 41 (3.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 39 (3.24%) Power BI
8 36 (3.00%) Redis
9 34 (2.83%) MongoDB
10 30 (2.50%) NoSQL
11 27 (2.25%) SQL Server 2012
12 24 (2.00%) SQL Server 2016
13 22 (1.83%) MySQL
14 20 (1.66%) SQL Server 2008
15 18 (1.50%) Oracle Database
15 18 (1.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 16 (1.33%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
17 15 (1.25%) Data Lake
18 12 (1.00%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 174 (14.48%) Git (software)
2 158 (13.14%) Visual Studio
3 122 (10.15%) Selenium
4 91 (7.57%) Team Foundation Server
5 80 (6.66%) Visual Studio Team System
6 79 (6.57%) SpecFlow
7 70 (5.82%) JIRA
8 56 (4.66%) Jenkins
9 51 (4.24%) TeamCity
10 48 (3.99%) Cucumber
10 48 (3.99%) WebDriver
11 29 (2.41%) Bitbucket
12 26 (2.16%) MSTest
12 26 (2.16%) NUnit
13 25 (2.08%) Subversion
14 24 (2.00%) Octopus Deploy
15 22 (1.83%) gulp
16 20 (1.66%) SoapUI
17 19 (1.58%) Jasmine
18 17 (1.41%) JMeter
General
1 108 (8.99%) Finance
2 35 (2.91%) Retail
3 19 (1.58%) Public Sector
4 16 (1.33%) Telecoms
5 15 (1.25%) Military
6 14 (1.16%) Law
7 13 (1.08%) Games
8 10 (0.83%) Aerospace
9 7 (0.58%) Banking
9 7 (0.58%) Manufacturing
10 6 (0.50%) Pharmaceutical
11 3 (0.25%) Legal
11 3 (0.25%) Publishing
12 2 (0.17%) Automotive
12 2 (0.17%) Electronics
12 2 (0.17%) French Language
12 2 (0.17%) German Language
12 2 (0.17%) Marketing
13 1 (0.083%) Avionics
13 1 (0.083%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 828 (68.89%) Developer
2 398 (33.11%) .NET Developer
3 264 (21.96%) C# Developer
4 167 (13.89%) C# .NET Developer
5 112 (9.32%) Software Developer
6 104 (8.65%) Full Stack Developer
7 80 (6.66%) Software Engineer
8 79 (6.57%) Angular Developer
9 78 (6.49%) Senior Developer
10 69 (5.74%) Azure Developer
11 68 (5.66%) SQL Developer
12 61 (5.07%) Analyst
13 52 (4.33%) Senior .NET Developer
14 49 (4.08%) Tester
15 46 (3.83%) C# Software Developer
15 46 (3.83%) Test Analyst
16 38 (3.16%) Senior C# Developer
17 37 (3.08%) ASP.NET Developer
17 37 (3.08%) Web Developer
18 36 (3.00%) Automation Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 901 (74.96%) .NET
2 371 (30.87%) ASP.NET
3 286 (23.79%) AngularJS
4 243 (20.22%) CSS
4 243 (20.22%) HTML
5 230 (19.13%) .NET Core
6 229 (19.05%) .NET Framework
7 220 (18.30%) ASP.NET Web API
8 176 (14.64%) ASP.NET MVC
9 145 (12.06%) Web Services
10 112 (9.32%) jQuery
10 112 (9.32%) XML
11 102 (8.49%) RESTful
12 98 (8.15%) REST
13 96 (7.99%) Entity Framework
14 86 (7.15%) JSON
15 79 (6.57%) React
16 73 (6.07%) HTML5
16 73 (6.07%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 71 (5.91%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 69 (5.74%) Greenfield Project
2 44 (3.66%) Analytical Skills
3 41 (3.41%) Enterprise Software
4 26 (2.16%) User Experience
5 22 (1.83%) Algorithms
5 22 (1.83%) Mobile App
6 19 (1.58%) Self-Motivation
7 17 (1.41%) Embedded Systems
8 15 (1.25%) EPoS
9 14 (1.16%) Management Information System
10 11 (0.92%) Data Structures
11 8 (0.67%) Linux Command Line
12 6 (0.50%) Clustering
12 6 (0.50%) Life Science
12 6 (0.50%) Smart City
13 5 (0.42%) Public Cloud
13 5 (0.42%) Video Conferencing
14 4 (0.33%) Client/Server
14 4 (0.33%) iPad
14 4 (0.33%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 115 (9.57%) Windows
2 58 (4.83%) Linux
3 25 (2.08%) Android
4 20 (1.66%) Apple iOS
5 16 (1.33%) Windows Server
6 13 (1.08%) Unix
7 11 (0.92%) Windows 8
8 9 (0.75%) Ubuntu
8 9 (0.75%) VMS
9 8 (0.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 5 (0.42%) Windows 10
10 5 (0.42%) Windows 7
10 5 (0.42%) Windows Mobile
10 5 (0.42%) Windows Server 2008
11 3 (0.25%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.083%) Debian
12 1 (0.083%) OpenVMS
12 1 (0.083%) Solaris
12 1 (0.083%) ThreadX
12 1 (0.083%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 528 (43.93%) Agile Software Development
2 325 (27.04%) MVC
3 267 (22.21%) TDD
4 242 (20.13%) Test Automation
5 177 (14.73%) DevOps
6 155 (12.90%) Software Engineering
7 146 (12.15%) Scrum
8 145 (12.06%) BDD
9 119 (9.90%) Continuous Integration
10 110 (9.15%) OO
11 107 (8.90%) Microservices
12 90 (7.49%) Unit Testing
13 88 (7.32%) SOLID
14 77 (6.41%) Web Development
15 66 (5.49%) Problem-Solving
16 64 (5.32%) OOP
16 64 (5.32%) SDLC
17 58 (4.83%) CRM
18 53 (4.41%) Computer Science
19 49 (4.08%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 404 (33.61%) JavaScript
2 386 (32.11%) SQL
3 127 (10.57%) Java
4 100 (8.32%) TypeScript
5 87 (7.24%) Python
6 86 (7.15%) T-SQL
7 83 (6.91%) PowerShell
8 71 (5.91%) C++
8 71 (5.91%) VB.NET
9 57 (4.74%) VB
10 52 (4.33%) C
11 27 (2.25%) VBA
12 21 (1.75%) Ruby
12 21 (1.75%) VB6
13 20 (1.66%) PL/SQL
14 19 (1.58%) ES6
15 15 (1.25%) R
16 13 (1.08%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
17 12 (1.00%) PHP
18 10 (0.83%) Perl
Qualifications
1 99 (8.24%) Security Cleared
2 71 (5.91%) SC Cleared
3 59 (4.91%) Degree
4 31 (2.58%) Computer Science Degree
5 21 (1.75%) ISTQB
6 15 (1.25%) ISEB
7 12 (1.00%) DV Cleared
7 12 (1.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 8 (0.67%) DBS Check
9 7 (0.58%) Microsoft Certification
10 4 (0.33%) BPSS Clearance
11 3 (0.25%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 3 (0.25%) Numerate Degree
12 2 (0.17%) CISSP
12 2 (0.17%) MCSD
13 1 (0.083%) MCSA
13 1 (0.083%) MCSE
13 1 (0.083%) PhD
13 1 (0.083%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 1 (0.083%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 77 (6.41%) QA
2 5 (0.42%) PMO
3 4 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.25%) NCSC
5 2 (0.17%) HL7
6 1 (0.083%) Government Security Classifications
6 1 (0.083%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.083%) SLA
System Software
1 78 (6.49%) Docker
2 39 (3.24%) Active Directory
3 21 (1.75%) Virtual Machines
4 10 (0.83%) LXC
5 8 (0.67%) Hyper-V
5 8 (0.67%) VMware Infrastructure
6 3 (0.25%) Firmware
7 1 (0.083%) Terminal Server
7 1 (0.083%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 62 (5.16%) Kubernetes
2 18 (1.50%) Ansible
3 13 (1.08%) Puppet
4 10 (0.83%) Terraform
5 9 (0.75%) Grafana
6 8 (0.67%) Kibana
6 8 (0.67%) MIIS
6 8 (0.67%) Single Sign-On
7 6 (0.50%) Opscode Chef
8 5 (0.42%) HP ALM
9 2 (0.17%) Docker Swarm
9 2 (0.17%) Microsoft Clustering
9 2 (0.17%) Prometheus
10 1 (0.083%) CA Service Virtualization
10 1 (0.083%) HP Quality Center
10 1 (0.083%) Nagios
Vendors
1 312 (25.96%) Microsoft
2 88 (7.32%) Oracle
3 40 (3.33%) Xamarin
4 23 (1.91%) Databricks
4 23 (1.91%) Google
5 21 (1.75%) Telerik
6 16 (1.33%) Atlassian
7 13 (1.08%) Sitecore
8 10 (0.83%) HP
8 10 (0.83%) Salesforce.com
9 9 (0.75%) Adobe
9 9 (0.75%) Blue Prism
10 8 (0.67%) VMware
11 7 (0.58%) Cypress Semiconductor
11 7 (0.58%) webMethods
12 6 (0.50%) DevExpress
12 6 (0.50%) New Relic
13 5 (0.42%) ESRI
13 5 (0.42%) Micro Focus
13 5 (0.42%) OpenText