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 3 months to 29 March 2017 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
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 24 29 21
Rank change year-on-year +5 -8  
Contract jobs citing C# 551 584 727
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 7.00% 6.25% 7.39%
As % of the Programming Languages category 20.79% 18.51% 22.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 326 379 467
Median daily rate £350 £355 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.40% +1.42%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £313 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £481 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 17 14
Median hourly rate £43.00 £38.00 £39.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.15% -2.56%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.40 £11.00 £35.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.20 £60.62 £102.63
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £38.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year +9.21% +8.57%  

C# is in the programming language skills category. The next 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 programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
South East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 2650 3155 3275
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 33.68% 33.76% 33.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 1575 2085 1887
Median daily rate £400 £380 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +8.57%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £517 £487
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +3.33% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 89 120 117
Median hourly rate £42.50 £38.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.84% +1.33%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £12.50 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £49.70 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +3.75% +11.11%  

C#
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East citing C# as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Programming Languages category.

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 3 months to 29 March 2017.

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 3 months to 29 March 2017.

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 3 months to 29 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hampshire +27 128 £350 +6.06% 97
Surrey -6 77 £400 -1.84% 55
Kent +4 63 £345 +2.22% 21
Berkshire -4 60 £370 -11.90% 45
Oxfordshire +20 56 £350 +3.70% 50
West Sussex -6 54 £410 +21.03% 28
Buckinghamshire -9 54 £325 -16.66% 32
East Sussex +4 50 £300 -17.24% 10
Middlesex +2 6 £350 +2.18% 1
C#
England

For the 6 months to 29 March 2017, 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 South East region with a requirement for C#.

1 798 (75.78%) .NET
2 422 (40.08%) Agile Software Development
3 399 (37.89%) JavaScript
4 394 (37.42%) SQL Server
5 389 (36.94%) MVC
6 379 (35.99%) SQL
7 378 (35.90%) ASP.NET
8 308 (29.25%) CSS
9 305 (28.96%) HTML
10 252 (23.93%) Microsoft
11 211 (20.04%) .NET Framework
12 210 (19.94%) TDD
13 190 (18.04%) jQuery
13 190 (18.04%) AngularJS
14 184 (17.47%) Team Foundation Server
15 173 (16.43%) XML
16 165 (15.67%) ASP.NET MVC
17 163 (15.48%) Web Services
18 161 (15.29%) ASP.NET Web API
19 144 (13.68%) Windows
20 136 (12.92%) Entity Framework
21 129 (12.25%) Continuous Integration
22 128 (12.16%) Oracle
23 126 (11.97%) Web Development
24 123 (11.68%) HTML5
25 122 (11.59%) WCF
26 119 (11.30%) Visual Studio
27 116 (11.02%) Scrum
28 114 (10.83%) Git (software)
29 112 (10.64%) BDD

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 74 (7.03%) CMS
2 52 (4.94%) IIS
3 50 (4.75%) EPiServer
4 40 (3.80%) BizTalk Server
5 39 (3.70%) SharePoint
6 20 (1.90%) Umbraco
7 18 (1.71%) SharePoint 2013
8 14 (1.33%) Apache
9 11 (1.04%) Confluence
9 11 (1.04%) Sitecore CMS
9 11 (1.04%) Tomcat
10 9 (0.85%) nginx
10 9 (0.85%) SharePoint 2010
11 8 (0.76%) NServiceBus
11 8 (0.76%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 5 (0.47%) SAS
13 4 (0.38%) JBoss
13 4 (0.38%) WebLogic
14 3 (0.28%) Commerce Server
14 3 (0.28%) Drupal
Applications
1 56 (5.32%) MS Excel
2 14 (1.33%) MS Office
3 3 (0.28%) Photoshop
4 2 (0.19%) Chatbot
4 2 (0.19%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.19%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.095%) InfoPath
5 1 (0.095%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 37 (3.51%) Dynamics CRM
2 27 (2.56%) Dynamics AX
3 10 (0.95%) Oracle Applications
4 4 (0.38%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 2 (0.19%) Dynamics NAV
5 2 (0.19%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 1 (0.095%) Markit EDM
6 1 (0.095%) nopCommerce
6 1 (0.095%) Oracle EBS R12
6 1 (0.095%) Oracle Receivables
6 1 (0.095%) SAP R/3
6 1 (0.095%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 99 (9.40%) Microsoft Azure
2 30 (2.85%) Amazon AWS
3 17 (1.61%) SaaS
4 14 (1.33%) PaaS
5 11 (1.04%) GitHub
6 9 (0.85%) Google Analytics
6 9 (0.85%) Office 365
7 7 (0.66%) Boomi
8 6 (0.57%) IaaS
9 3 (0.28%) Mailgun
10 2 (0.19%) Cloud Computing
10 2 (0.19%) Google Play
11 1 (0.095%) Amazon EC2
11 1 (0.095%) Amazon S3
11 1 (0.095%) Azure Active Directory
11 1 (0.095%) Force.com
11 1 (0.095%) Google Cloud Platform
11 1 (0.095%) OneDrive
11 1 (0.095%) Slack
11 1 (0.095%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 26 (2.47%) HTTP
2 24 (2.28%) TCP/IP
3 12 (1.14%) SSL
4 9 (0.85%) DNS
4 9 (0.85%) Internet
4 9 (0.85%) LAN
5 6 (0.57%) Ethernet
5 6 (0.57%) Intranet
6 5 (0.47%) Extranet
6 5 (0.47%) SNMP
7 4 (0.38%) Bluetooth
7 4 (0.38%) DHCP
7 4 (0.38%) LDAP
8 3 (0.28%) 2G
8 3 (0.28%) 3G
8 3 (0.28%) Firewall
8 3 (0.28%) Telnet
8 3 (0.28%) WAN
9 2 (0.19%) Radio Access Network
9 2 (0.19%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 394 (37.42%) SQL Server
2 66 (6.27%) SQL Server 2008
3 46 (4.37%) NoSQL
4 43 (4.08%) SQL Server 2012
4 43 (4.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 29 (2.75%) MongoDB
6 28 (2.66%) Relational Database
7 25 (2.37%) SQL Server 2014
7 25 (2.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 20 (1.90%) SQL Server 2005
9 17 (1.61%) MySQL
9 17 (1.61%) Oracle Database
10 16 (1.52%) Redis
11 12 (1.14%) Azure SQL Database
12 11 (1.04%) Hadoop
13 10 (0.95%) Big Data
14 9 (0.85%) MS Access
14 9 (0.85%) Oracle Reports
15 8 (0.76%) Oracle Database 11g
15 8 (0.76%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 184 (17.47%) Team Foundation Server
2 119 (11.30%) Visual Studio
3 114 (10.83%) Git (software)
4 104 (9.88%) Selenium
5 53 (5.03%) SpecFlow
6 44 (4.18%) Octopus Deploy
7 42 (3.99%) TeamCity
7 42 (3.99%) WebDriver
8 39 (3.70%) NUnit
9 37 (3.51%) JIRA
10 36 (3.42%) Jenkins
11 28 (2.66%) Subversion
12 27 (2.56%) Grunt
13 24 (2.28%) Moq
13 24 (2.28%) ReSharper
14 23 (2.18%) Eclipse
15 22 (2.09%) MSBuild
16 21 (1.99%) MSTest
17 19 (1.80%) Cucumber
18 16 (1.52%) Protractor
General
1 105 (9.97%) Finance
2 46 (4.37%) Advertising
3 18 (1.71%) Banking
4 17 (1.61%) Back Office
5 16 (1.52%) Marketing
6 13 (1.23%) Manufacturing
7 12 (1.14%) Games
7 12 (1.14%) Publishing
7 12 (1.14%) Retail
8 11 (1.04%) Telecoms
9 10 (0.95%) Automotive
9 10 (0.95%) Electronics
10 7 (0.66%) Military
11 4 (0.38%) Aerospace
11 4 (0.38%) German Language
12 2 (0.19%) Legal
12 2 (0.19%) Pharmaceutical
13 1 (0.095%) Avionics
13 1 (0.095%) Front Office
13 1 (0.095%) Law
Job Titles
1 806 (76.54%) Developer
2 452 (42.92%) .NET Developer
3 353 (33.52%) C# Developer
4 246 (23.36%) C# .NET Developer
5 88 (8.36%) ASP.NET Developer
5 88 (8.36%) SQL Developer
6 82 (7.79%) Software Developer
7 75 (7.12%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
8 67 (6.36%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 66 (6.27%) Analyst
10 57 (5.41%) Senior Developer
11 50 (4.75%) WPF Developer
12 49 (4.65%) JavaScript Developer
13 47 (4.46%) Web Developer
14 43 (4.08%) C# Software Developer
15 41 (3.89%) Senior .NET Developer
15 41 (3.89%) Tester
16 40 (3.80%) Full Stack Developer
16 40 (3.80%) Test Analyst
17 36 (3.42%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 798 (75.78%) .NET
2 378 (35.90%) ASP.NET
3 308 (29.25%) CSS
4 305 (28.96%) HTML
5 211 (20.04%) .NET Framework
6 190 (18.04%) AngularJS
6 190 (18.04%) jQuery
7 173 (16.43%) XML
8 165 (15.67%) ASP.NET MVC
9 163 (15.48%) Web Services
10 161 (15.29%) ASP.NET Web API
11 136 (12.92%) Entity Framework
12 123 (11.68%) HTML5
13 122 (11.59%) WCF
14 100 (9.50%) REST
15 99 (9.40%) Ajax
16 93 (8.83%) LINQ
17 89 (8.45%) CSS3
18 75 (7.12%) WPF
19 67 (6.36%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 46 (4.37%) Analytical Skills
2 30 (2.85%) Mobile App
3 25 (2.37%) Algorithms
3 25 (2.37%) Client/Server
4 22 (2.09%) Computer Science
5 19 (1.80%) N-Tier
6 17 (1.61%) User Experience
7 10 (0.95%) Replication
8 7 (0.66%) Enterprise Software
9 5 (0.47%) Mainframe
9 5 (0.47%) Virtual Team
10 4 (0.38%) Data Centre
10 4 (0.38%) Driving Licence
10 4 (0.38%) Embedded Systems
10 4 (0.38%) Management Information System
11 3 (0.28%) Clustering
11 3 (0.28%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
11 3 (0.28%) VHDL
12 2 (0.19%) Mobile Games
12 2 (0.19%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 144 (13.68%) Windows
2 46 (4.37%) Linux
3 28 (2.66%) Android
4 25 (2.37%) Windows Server
5 17 (1.61%) Unix
6 16 (1.52%) Apple iOS
7 9 (0.85%) Ubuntu
8 6 (0.57%) MVS
9 5 (0.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 4 (0.38%) Windows 8
10 4 (0.38%) Windows Server 2008
10 4 (0.38%) Windows Server 2012
11 3 (0.28%) Solaris
11 3 (0.28%) Windows 7
12 2 (0.19%) CentOS
12 2 (0.19%) Mac OS X
12 2 (0.19%) Windows Embedded Compact
13 1 (0.095%) Mac OS
13 1 (0.095%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 422 (40.08%) Agile Software Development
2 389 (36.94%) MVC
3 210 (19.94%) TDD
4 129 (12.25%) Continuous Integration
5 126 (11.97%) Web Development
6 116 (11.02%) Scrum
7 112 (10.64%) BDD
8 80 (7.60%) Software Engineering
9 69 (6.55%) Unit Testing
10 56 (5.32%) DevOps
11 54 (5.13%) Multithreading
11 54 (5.13%) MVVM
11 54 (5.13%) SDLC
12 53 (5.03%) Automated Testing
12 53 (5.03%) SOA
13 52 (4.94%) CRM
14 47 (4.46%) E-Commerce
15 42 (3.99%) Multithreaded Programming
16 41 (3.89%) Migration
16 41 (3.89%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 399 (37.89%) JavaScript
2 379 (35.99%) SQL
3 106 (10.07%) Java
4 94 (8.93%) VB.NET
5 92 (8.74%) C++
6 80 (7.60%) T-SQL
7 51 (4.84%) Python
8 40 (3.80%) PowerShell
9 38 (3.61%) C
9 38 (3.61%) VB
10 30 (2.85%) Ruby
11 29 (2.75%) Perl
12 26 (2.47%) TypeScript
13 20 (1.90%) F#
13 20 (1.90%) Scala
14 14 (1.33%) Ada
14 14 (1.33%) Apex Code
14 14 (1.33%) PHP
15 10 (0.95%) MATLAB
15 10 (0.95%) VBA
Qualifications
1 99 (9.40%) Security Cleared
2 79 (7.50%) SC Cleared
3 42 (3.99%) Degree
4 16 (1.52%) ISTQB
5 10 (0.95%) DV Cleared
6 9 (0.85%) ISEB
6 9 (0.85%) Microsoft Certification
7 6 (0.57%) MCTS
8 5 (0.47%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 3 (0.28%) CISA
10 2 (0.19%) BC Cleared
10 2 (0.19%) BPSS Clearance
10 2 (0.19%) CEH
10 2 (0.19%) CISSP
10 2 (0.19%) HNC
11 1 (0.095%) Cisco Certification
11 1 (0.095%) HND
11 1 (0.095%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
11 1 (0.095%) OSCP
11 1 (0.095%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (3.04%) QA
2 8 (0.76%) PCI DSS
3 4 (0.38%) SDET
4 2 (0.19%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (0.19%) ISO13485
4 2 (0.19%) SLA
5 1 (0.095%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.095%) DO-178B
5 1 (0.095%) IFRS
5 1 (0.095%) IFRS 9
5 1 (0.095%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.095%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.095%) JSP 440
5 1 (0.095%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.095%) WCAG
System Software
1 12 (1.14%) Active Directory
1 12 (1.14%) Docker
2 7 (0.66%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (0.47%) Virtual Machines
4 4 (0.38%) Firmware
5 3 (0.28%) Hyper-V
5 3 (0.28%) vSphere
6 2 (0.19%) Samba
6 2 (0.19%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (0.19%) XenServer
7 1 (0.095%) Time Sharing Option
7 1 (0.095%) VMware Workstation
7 1 (0.095%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 14 (1.33%) Puppet
2 10 (0.95%) Kibana
3 9 (0.85%) Grafana
3 9 (0.85%) Opscode Chef
3 9 (0.85%) WMI
4 8 (0.76%) HP Quality Center
5 5 (0.47%) Ansible
6 2 (0.19%) Microsoft Clustering
6 2 (0.19%) SCOM
7 1 (0.095%) AirWatch
7 1 (0.095%) Data Guard
7 1 (0.095%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 1 (0.095%) HP Fortify
7 1 (0.095%) HP SiteScope
7 1 (0.095%) Kubernetes
7 1 (0.095%) logstash
7 1 (0.095%) Nessus
7 1 (0.095%) Perfmon
7 1 (0.095%) SCCM
Vendors
1 252 (23.93%) Microsoft
2 128 (12.16%) Oracle
3 31 (2.94%) Google
4 26 (2.47%) Xamarin
5 23 (2.18%) Sitecore
6 19 (1.80%) Telerik
7 16 (1.52%) SAP
8 15 (1.42%) Salesforce.com
9 12 (1.14%) HP
10 9 (0.85%) Citrix
10 9 (0.85%) VMware
11 7 (0.66%) Dell
11 7 (0.66%) Red Hat
11 7 (0.66%) ServiceNow
12 6 (0.57%) AppDynamics
13 5 (0.47%) Infragistics
14 4 (0.38%) DevExpress
14 4 (0.38%) New Relic
14 4 (0.38%) webMethods
15 3 (0.28%) Adobe
Surrey
onezeero.
Rate: £325 - £350 per day
Posted: 23 hours ago
Worthing, West Sussex
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Rate: £375 - £425 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £350 per Day
Posted: 4 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 4 days ago
Surrey
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Reading
Vivid Resourcing
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £380 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Southampton, Hampshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Neg
Posted: 6 days ago
Farnham, Surrey
TLP Consultancy Ltd.
Rate: £250 - £500 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Andover
Spectrum IT
Posted: 13 days ago
Hook, Hampshire
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £300 - £320 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Fareham
Spectrum IT
Rate: negotiable
Posted: 25 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
Total Recruitment Specialists Limited / TRG / Total recruitment group
Rate: £35000 - £45000 Per Annum (3 year contract)
Posted: 2 days ago
Maidstone, Kent
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 6 days ago
Fareham
Spectrum IT
Posted: 21 days ago
Abingdon
Sophos
Rate: Highly Competitive + bonus & benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Basingstoke
Spectrum IT
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 20 days ago
Sutton, Surrey
Reed Business Information Ltd
Rate: Comptetive Day Rate - 3 month contract with likely extensions
Posted: 13 days ago
Surrey
TRG
Rate: 35000-45000 Per Annum (3 year contract)
Posted: 15 days ago