Period
to 30 September 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 30 September 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
30 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 32 14 17
Rank change year-on-year -18 +3 +11
Contract jobs citing C# 184 1,190 1,337
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the South East 5.31% 8.42% 8.27%
As % of the Programming Languages category 16.41% 23.17% 20.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 139 867 993
Median daily rate £450 £438 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +6.06% +10.00%
10th Percentile £263 £325 £311
90th Percentile £575 £567 £538
England median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 28 24
Median hourly rate £45.91 £48.50 £40.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.34% +19.75% -10.00%
10th Percentile £35.50 £31.25 £20.43
90th Percentile £70.25 £60.00 £48.38
England median hourly rate £45.91 £46.25 £42.50
% change year-on-year -0.74% +8.82% -

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 1,121 5,135 6,468
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 32.35% 36.34% 40.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 698 3,174 4,104
Median daily rate £463 £449 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.06% +5.59% +6.25%
10th Percentile £300 £313 £313
90th Percentile £601 £587 £575
England median daily rate £500 £485 £475
% change year-on-year +3.09% +2.11% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 66 151 193
Median hourly rate £42.25 £46.50 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.14% +3.33% -
10th Percentile £14.88 £21.86 £21.25
90th Percentile £61.25 £65.00 £53.50
Median hourly rate £35.00 £44.78 £42.27
% change year-on-year -21.84% +5.96% +5.66%

C#
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing C# as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing C# in the South East.

Daily rate trend for C# in the South East

C#
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing C# in the South East over the 6 months to 30 September 2020.

Daily rate histogram for C# in the South East

C#
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing C# in the South East.

Hourly rate trend for C# in the South East

C#
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing C# in the South East over the 6 months to 30 September 2020.

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 30 September 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 -11 67 £425 - 115
Hampshire -27 51 £475 +7.95% 80
Berkshire +3 43 £500 +11.11% 53
Surrey +4 31 £369 -13.24% 53
Buckinghamshire -17 14 £439 +3.25% 25
Kent +5 12 £475 +9.20% 38
Oxfordshire +12 10 £375 -6.25% 37
East Sussex 0 10 £463 +0.54% 14
West Sussex -10 8 £450 - 37
C#
England

For the 6 months to 30 September 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#.

1 112 (60.87%) .NET
2 86 (46.74%) Agile Software Development
3 71 (38.59%) Azure
4 62 (33.70%) SQL
5 56 (30.43%) JavaScript
6 55 (29.89%) SQL Server
7 49 (26.63%) Microsoft
8 44 (23.91%) MVC
9 43 (23.37%) ASP.NET
9 43 (23.37%) DevOps
10 38 (20.65%) Python
11 37 (20.11%) CSS
11 37 (20.11%) Git (software)
12 35 (19.02%) Test Automation
13 34 (18.48%) HTML
14 31 (16.85%) JIRA
14 31 (16.85%) RESTful
15 29 (15.76%) Java
16 26 (14.13%) Microservices
16 26 (14.13%) React
17 25 (13.59%) Continuous Integration
18 24 (13.04%) Selenium
18 24 (13.04%) PowerShell
19 23 (12.50%) REST
19 23 (12.50%) AngularJS
19 23 (12.50%) Windows
20 22 (11.96%) .NET Core
21 21 (11.41%) Software Engineering
21 21 (11.41%) Jenkins
21 21 (11.41%) ASP.NET MVC

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 12 (6.52%) Umbraco
2 10 (5.43%) Confluence
3 8 (4.35%) CMS
4 6 (3.26%) IIS
5 5 (2.72%) SharePoint
5 5 (2.72%) Sitecore CMS
6 3 (1.63%) BizTalk Server
6 3 (1.63%) Kentico
7 2 (1.09%) Apache Spark
7 2 (1.09%) Elasticsearch
7 2 (1.09%) EPiServer
7 2 (1.09%) NServiceBus
7 2 (1.09%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.54%) Cloud Foundry
8 1 (0.54%) ColdFusion
8 1 (0.54%) MS Exchange
8 1 (0.54%) nginx
8 1 (0.54%) OpenStack
Applications
1 12 (6.52%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (1.63%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.54%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.54%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.54%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 7 (3.80%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.63%) SAP ERP
3 2 (1.09%) Adobe Campaign
3 2 (1.09%) SAP Hybris
3 2 (1.09%) SmartPlant
4 1 (0.54%) Dynamics GP
4 1 (0.54%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.54%) NetSuite
4 1 (0.54%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
4 1 (0.54%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 71 (38.59%) Azure
2 15 (8.15%) AWS
3 12 (6.52%) GitHub
3 12 (6.52%) Logic Apps
3 12 (6.52%) Serverless
4 8 (4.35%) Azure Functions
4 8 (4.35%) Power Platform
5 6 (3.26%) Amazon S3
5 6 (3.26%) BrowserStack
5 6 (3.26%) Cloud Computing
5 6 (3.26%) PaaS
6 5 (2.72%) Dynamics 365
6 5 (2.72%) GCP
7 4 (2.17%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 4 (2.17%) npm
8 3 (1.63%) AWS Lambda
9 2 (1.09%) Azure Data Factory
9 2 (1.09%) IaaS
9 2 (1.09%) Office 365
9 2 (1.09%) ShareGate
Communications & Networking
1 14 (7.61%) Firewall
2 12 (6.52%) Reverse Proxy
2 12 (6.52%) SNMP
2 12 (6.52%) VLAN
3 3 (1.63%) Bluetooth
4 2 (1.09%) Internet
5 1 (0.54%) DNS
5 1 (0.54%) Intranet
5 1 (0.54%) OpenVPN
5 1 (0.54%) SSL
5 1 (0.54%) VPN
5 1 (0.54%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 55 (29.89%) SQL Server
2 10 (5.43%) NoSQL
3 8 (4.35%) MySQL
4 7 (3.80%) Relational Database
5 6 (3.26%) Big Data
6 5 (2.72%) MongoDB
6 5 (2.72%) Power BI
6 5 (2.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 4 (2.17%) Azure SQL Database
7 4 (2.17%) Redis
7 4 (2.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 3 (1.63%) Cosmos DB
8 3 (1.63%) Data Lake
9 2 (1.09%) Amazon Redshift
9 2 (1.09%) SQL Server 2008
10 1 (0.54%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
10 1 (0.54%) Oracle Database
10 1 (0.54%) PostgreSQL
10 1 (0.54%) SQL Server 2014
10 1 (0.54%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 37 (20.11%) Git (software)
2 31 (16.85%) JIRA
3 24 (13.04%) Selenium
4 21 (11.41%) Jenkins
5 20 (10.87%) Visual Studio
6 19 (10.33%) SpecFlow
7 12 (6.52%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 12 (6.52%) GitLab
8 11 (5.98%) Team Foundation Server
9 9 (4.89%) webpack
10 7 (3.80%) TeamCity
10 7 (3.80%) WebDriver
11 6 (3.26%) Octopus Deploy
12 5 (2.72%) Babel
12 5 (2.72%) Postman
13 4 (2.17%) Cucumber
13 4 (2.17%) Grunt
13 4 (2.17%) gulp
13 4 (2.17%) Jasmine
13 4 (2.17%) Mocha
General
1 12 (6.52%) Finance
2 11 (5.98%) Public Sector
3 5 (2.72%) Marketing
4 4 (2.17%) Banking
4 4 (2.17%) Financial Institution
5 3 (1.63%) Back Office
5 3 (1.63%) Electronics
5 3 (1.63%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.09%) Aerospace
6 2 (1.09%) Automotive
6 2 (1.09%) Law
6 2 (1.09%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.09%) Publishing
7 1 (0.54%) Games
7 1 (0.54%) General Ledger
7 1 (0.54%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 93 (50.54%) Developer
2 36 (19.57%) .NET Developer
3 23 (12.50%) C# Developer
4 20 (10.87%) Test Engineer
5 16 (8.70%) Analyst
5 16 (8.70%) DevOps Engineer
6 13 (7.07%) Software Engineer
7 12 (6.52%) C# .NET Developer
8 10 (5.43%) Azure Engineer
8 10 (5.43%) Consultant
8 10 (5.43%) Senior Developer
8 10 (5.43%) Software Developer
8 10 (5.43%) Support Analyst
9 9 (4.89%) Full Stack Developer
9 9 (4.89%) Security Engineer
10 8 (4.35%) Azure Developer
10 8 (4.35%) C# Software Engineer
10 8 (4.35%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 7 (3.80%) Azure Software Engineer
12 6 (3.26%) Umbraco Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 112 (60.87%) .NET
2 43 (23.37%) ASP.NET
3 37 (20.11%) CSS
4 34 (18.48%) HTML
5 31 (16.85%) RESTful
6 26 (14.13%) React
7 23 (12.50%) AngularJS
7 23 (12.50%) REST
8 22 (11.96%) .NET Core
9 21 (11.41%) ASP.NET MVC
10 18 (9.78%) Swagger
11 17 (9.24%) .NET Framework
11 17 (9.24%) jQuery
11 17 (9.24%) Web Services
12 16 (8.70%) ASP.NET Web API
13 13 (7.07%) Elastic Stack
14 12 (6.52%) gRPC
14 12 (6.52%) SOAP
15 11 (5.98%) HTML5
16 9 (4.89%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 11 (5.98%) Analytical Skills
1 11 (5.98%) Mobile App
2 9 (4.89%) User Experience
3 4 (2.17%) Greenfield Project
3 4 (2.17%) Management Information System
4 3 (1.63%) Self-Motivation
5 2 (1.09%) Acoustics
5 2 (1.09%) Cloud Native
5 2 (1.09%) Data Structures
5 2 (1.09%) Life Science
5 2 (1.09%) NHS
6 1 (0.54%) Cyberthreat
6 1 (0.54%) Derivative
6 1 (0.54%) Driving Licence
6 1 (0.54%) e-Learning
6 1 (0.54%) Embedded Systems
6 1 (0.54%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.54%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (0.54%) Mainframe
6 1 (0.54%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 23 (12.50%) Windows
2 14 (7.61%) Linux
3 13 (7.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 13 (7.07%) Windows Server
4 12 (6.52%) CentOS
4 12 (6.52%) Windows 10
4 12 (6.52%) Windows Server 2016
5 9 (4.89%) Android
5 9 (4.89%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.54%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 86 (46.74%) Agile Software Development
2 44 (23.91%) MVC
3 43 (23.37%) DevOps
4 35 (19.02%) Test Automation
5 26 (14.13%) Microservices
6 25 (13.59%) Continuous Integration
7 21 (11.41%) Software Engineering
8 20 (10.87%) Scrum
9 16 (8.70%) TDD
10 15 (8.15%) Continuous Deployment
11 14 (7.61%) BDD
11 14 (7.61%) Infrastructure as Code
12 13 (7.07%) Configuration Management
12 13 (7.07%) Open Source
13 12 (6.52%) Problem-Solving
14 11 (5.98%) Continuous Delivery
15 10 (5.43%) CRM
15 10 (5.43%) Software Testing
15 10 (5.43%) Unit Testing
15 10 (5.43%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 62 (33.70%) SQL
2 56 (30.43%) JavaScript
3 38 (20.65%) Python
4 29 (15.76%) Java
5 24 (13.04%) PowerShell
6 14 (7.61%) C++
7 13 (7.07%) Bash Shell
7 13 (7.07%) T-SQL
8 12 (6.52%) Go
9 11 (5.98%) PHP
10 10 (5.43%) C
11 8 (4.35%) VB.NET
12 7 (3.80%) Apple Swift
12 7 (3.80%) Objective-C
13 5 (2.72%) Kotlin
14 4 (2.17%) ES6
14 4 (2.17%) VB
15 3 (1.63%) Perl
15 3 (1.63%) TypeScript
16 2 (1.09%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 19 (10.33%) Security Cleared
2 17 (9.24%) SC Cleared
3 12 (6.52%) Degree
3 12 (6.52%) ISTQB
4 7 (3.80%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 5 (2.72%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 4 (2.17%) DV Cleared
7 2 (1.09%) MCAD
7 2 (1.09%) MCITP
7 2 (1.09%) MCPD
7 2 (1.09%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.54%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (0.54%) Chartered Engineer
8 1 (0.54%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (8.15%) QA
2 7 (3.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 7 (3.80%) NIST
3 1 (0.54%) FINREP
3 1 (0.54%) HL7
3 1 (0.54%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.54%) SLA
System Software
1 17 (9.24%) Docker
2 12 (6.52%) VMware Infrastructure
2 12 (6.52%) vSphere
3 3 (1.63%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.54%) Firmware
4 1 (0.54%) PowerDNS
4 1 (0.54%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 19 (10.33%) Kubernetes
2 16 (8.70%) Terraform
3 15 (8.15%) Ansible
4 14 (7.61%) Puppet
5 12 (6.52%) Grafana
5 12 (6.52%) Opscode Chef
5 12 (6.52%) Packer
5 12 (6.52%) Prometheus
5 12 (6.52%) ZABBIX
6 7 (3.80%) HP ALM
6 7 (3.80%) HP Fortify
7 3 (1.63%) Foglight
8 1 (0.54%) HAProxy
8 1 (0.54%) Kibana
8 1 (0.54%) MIIS
8 1 (0.54%) Nagios
8 1 (0.54%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 49 (26.63%) Microsoft
2 13 (7.07%) Atlassian
3 12 (6.52%) Dell
3 12 (6.52%) EMC
3 12 (6.52%) Splunk
3 12 (6.52%) VMware
4 10 (5.43%) Xamarin
5 9 (4.89%) SAP
6 8 (4.35%) Sitecore
6 8 (4.35%) Sonatype
7 7 (3.80%) Black Duck
7 7 (3.80%) HP
7 7 (3.80%) Micro Focus
7 7 (3.80%) Qualys
8 6 (3.26%) Oracle
9 5 (2.72%) CheckPoint
9 5 (2.72%) Salesforce.com
10 4 (2.17%) Adobe
10 4 (2.17%) ArcSight
10 4 (2.17%) Tableau