Period
to 19 January 2021

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 19 January 2021 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
19 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 42 18 15
Rank change year-on-year -24 -3 +12
Contract jobs citing C# 197 852 1,341
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the South East 4.57% 7.40% 8.44%
As % of the Programming Languages category 14.90% 21.12% 20.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 158 631 1,054
Median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - +13.33%
10th Percentile £280 £313 £313
90th Percentile £575 £575 £556
England median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.56% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 11 16
Median hourly rate £51.25 £43.00 £42.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +19.19% +1.78% -6.52%
10th Percentile £45.00 £37.50 £16.62
90th Percentile £61.42 £52.50 £50.50
England median hourly rate £46.00 £47.83 £44.00
% change year-on-year -3.83% +8.70% -0.26%

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 1,322 4,035 6,485
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 30.65% 35.05% 40.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 833 2,557 4,224
Median daily rate £433 £450 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.89% +2.86% +6.06%
10th Percentile £284 £313 £313
90th Percentile £575 £588 £575
England median daily rate £483 £488 £480
% change year-on-year -1.03% +1.56% +1.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 98 130 144
Median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -5.56% -
10th Percentile £13.00 £18.25 £26.65
90th Percentile £59.13 £74.13 £51.25
Median hourly rate £42.50 £44.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year -3.41% +3.53% +6.25%

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 19 January 2021.

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 19 January 2021.

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 19 January 2021. 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 -26 65 £475 +11.76% 127
Hampshire -26 55 £450 +1.41% 66
Berkshire -11 47 £488 +14.71% 60
West Sussex -10 21 £425 -10.53% 34
Surrey -10 19 £400 -5.88% 68
East Sussex +1 17 £463 -19.57% 24
Kent +7 11 £463 +5.71% 30
Buckinghamshire -22 11 £313 -26.47% 27
Oxfordshire -1 7 £375 -7.69% 40
Sussex - 1 £468 -
C#
England

For the 6 months to 19 January 2021, 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#.

1 120 (60.91%) .NET
2 84 (42.64%) Azure
3 77 (39.09%) Agile Software Development
4 76 (38.58%) SQL
5 66 (33.50%) DevOps
6 60 (30.46%) SQL Server
6 60 (30.46%) JavaScript
7 50 (25.38%) Python
8 44 (22.34%) CSS
9 42 (21.32%) PowerShell
10 38 (19.29%) Microsoft
11 36 (18.27%) ASP.NET
12 35 (17.77%) HTML
12 35 (17.77%) Java
12 35 (17.77%) JIRA
13 34 (17.26%) Selenium
14 32 (16.24%) Continuous Integration
15 31 (15.74%) .NET Core
15 31 (15.74%) Test Automation
16 29 (14.72%) Microservices
16 29 (14.72%) Windows
17 28 (14.21%) Kubernetes
18 27 (13.71%) MVC
19 26 (13.20%) Docker
20 25 (12.69%) C++
21 24 (12.18%) Software Engineering
21 24 (12.18%) Terraform
22 23 (11.68%) RESTful
22 23 (11.68%) REST
22 23 (11.68%) Git (software)

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 17 (8.63%) Confluence
2 9 (4.57%) SharePoint
3 3 (1.52%) CMS
3 3 (1.52%) Elasticsearch
3 3 (1.52%) IIS
3 3 (1.52%) Umbraco
4 2 (1.02%) Apache
4 2 (1.02%) BizTalk Server
4 2 (1.02%) EPiServer
4 2 (1.02%) Sitecore CMS
5 1 (0.51%) Kentico
Applications
1 7 (3.55%) Microsoft Excel
1 7 (3.55%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (3.05%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (1.02%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 6 (3.05%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.52%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.51%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 84 (42.64%) Azure
2 11 (5.58%) GitHub
3 10 (5.08%) AWS
3 10 (5.08%) Azure Functions
3 10 (5.08%) Serverless
4 9 (4.57%) Cloud Computing
5 7 (3.55%) IaaS
5 7 (3.55%) PaaS
6 5 (2.54%) GCP
6 5 (2.54%) Logic Apps
7 4 (2.03%) Azure Active Directory
7 4 (2.03%) Power Platform
8 3 (1.52%) BrowserStack
8 3 (1.52%) Firebase
8 3 (1.52%) SaaS
9 2 (1.02%) Office 365
9 2 (1.02%) ShareGate
10 1 (0.51%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 1 (0.51%) Amazon S3
10 1 (0.51%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 8 (4.06%) Firewall
2 7 (3.55%) Reverse Proxy
2 7 (3.55%) SNMP
2 7 (3.55%) VLAN
3 4 (2.03%) Ethernet
4 3 (1.52%) Bluetooth
4 3 (1.52%) RS-232
4 3 (1.52%) RS-485
5 2 (1.02%) HTTP
5 2 (1.02%) Internet
5 2 (1.02%) Network Security
5 2 (1.02%) WAN
6 1 (0.51%) Intranet
6 1 (0.51%) IPv4
6 1 (0.51%) IPv6
6 1 (0.51%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.51%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 60 (30.46%) SQL Server
2 9 (4.57%) NoSQL
3 6 (3.05%) Redis
4 5 (2.54%) Relational Database
4 5 (2.54%) Tableau
5 4 (2.03%) Azure SQL Database
5 4 (2.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (1.52%) Big Data
6 3 (1.52%) Cosmos DB
6 3 (1.52%) MongoDB
7 2 (1.02%) Data Lake
7 2 (1.02%) MySQL
7 2 (1.02%) Power BI
7 2 (1.02%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (0.51%) DB2
8 1 (0.51%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 35 (17.77%) JIRA
2 34 (17.26%) Selenium
3 23 (11.68%) Git (software)
4 22 (11.17%) Visual Studio
5 17 (8.63%) Jenkins
6 12 (6.09%) SpecFlow
7 11 (5.58%) JMeter
7 11 (5.58%) TeamCity
8 10 (5.08%) Team Foundation Server
9 9 (4.57%) Cucumber
9 9 (4.57%) GitLab
10 7 (3.55%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 7 (3.55%) Octopus Deploy
11 6 (3.05%) SonarQube
11 6 (3.05%) WebDriver
12 5 (2.54%) Postman
12 5 (2.54%) Subversion
13 4 (2.03%) webpack
14 3 (1.52%) LoadRunner
14 3 (1.52%) SoapUI
General
1 16 (8.12%) Finance
2 10 (5.08%) Telecoms
3 9 (4.57%) Public Sector
4 7 (3.55%) Games
5 6 (3.05%) Banking
6 5 (2.54%) Financial Institution
7 4 (2.03%) Marketing
8 3 (1.52%) Automotive
8 3 (1.52%) Electronics
8 3 (1.52%) Manufacturing
9 2 (1.02%) Advertising
9 2 (1.02%) Back Office
9 2 (1.02%) Law
10 1 (0.51%) Front Office
10 1 (0.51%) General Ledger
10 1 (0.51%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.51%) Publishing
10 1 (0.51%) Retail
Job Titles
1 93 (47.21%) Developer
2 48 (24.37%) .NET Developer
3 21 (10.66%) Test Engineer
4 18 (9.14%) C# Developer
5 17 (8.63%) Software Engineer
6 13 (6.60%) Azure Developer
6 13 (6.60%) DevOps Engineer
6 13 (6.60%) Security Engineer
7 11 (5.58%) C# Software Engineer
8 10 (5.08%) Software Developer
9 9 (4.57%) Azure Engineer
9 9 (4.57%) C# .NET Developer
9 9 (4.57%) ServiceNow Developer
10 8 (4.06%) Consultant
11 7 (3.55%) Analyst
11 7 (3.55%) Senior Developer
12 6 (3.05%) CRM Developer
12 6 (3.05%) Dynamics CRM Developer
12 6 (3.05%) Full Stack Developer
13 5 (2.54%) Site Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 120 (60.91%) .NET
2 44 (22.34%) CSS
3 36 (18.27%) ASP.NET
4 35 (17.77%) HTML
5 31 (15.74%) .NET Core
6 23 (11.68%) REST
6 23 (11.68%) RESTful
7 22 (11.17%) AngularJS
7 22 (11.17%) React
8 19 (9.64%) .NET Framework
9 17 (8.63%) ASP.NET Web API
10 15 (7.61%) XML
11 14 (7.11%) Swagger
12 13 (6.60%) gRPC
13 11 (5.58%) ASP.NET MVC
14 10 (5.08%) ASP.NET Core
14 10 (5.08%) jQuery
14 10 (5.08%) Web Services
15 9 (4.57%) HTML5
15 9 (4.57%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 11 (5.58%) Management Information System
2 7 (3.55%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (3.55%) Data Structures
2 7 (3.55%) Greenfield Project
3 6 (3.05%) Mobile App
4 5 (2.54%) NHS
4 5 (2.54%) Smart Meter
4 5 (2.54%) User Experience
5 2 (1.02%) Embedded Systems
5 2 (1.02%) Public Cloud
6 1 (0.51%) Cyberthreat
6 1 (0.51%) Linux Command Line
6 1 (0.51%) Mainframe
6 1 (0.51%) Private Cloud
6 1 (0.51%) Robotics
6 1 (0.51%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 29 (14.72%) Windows
2 18 (9.14%) Linux
3 9 (4.57%) Android
3 9 (4.57%) Apple iOS
4 8 (4.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 8 (4.06%) Windows Server
5 7 (3.55%) CentOS
5 7 (3.55%) Windows 10
5 7 (3.55%) Windows Server 2016
6 2 (1.02%) Embedded Linux
7 1 (0.51%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 77 (39.09%) Agile Software Development
2 66 (33.50%) DevOps
3 32 (16.24%) Continuous Integration
4 31 (15.74%) Test Automation
5 29 (14.72%) Microservices
6 27 (13.71%) MVC
7 24 (12.18%) Software Engineering
8 17 (8.63%) Infrastructure as Code
9 15 (7.61%) Migration
9 15 (7.61%) Open Source
9 15 (7.61%) Scrum
10 14 (7.11%) OO
10 14 (7.11%) Security Testing
11 13 (6.60%) Continuous Delivery
11 13 (6.60%) OWASP
12 12 (6.09%) Information Security
12 12 (6.09%) Penetration Testing
12 12 (6.09%) SDLC
12 12 (6.09%) Security Architecture
12 12 (6.09%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 76 (38.58%) SQL
2 60 (30.46%) JavaScript
3 50 (25.38%) Python
4 42 (21.32%) PowerShell
5 35 (17.77%) Java
6 25 (12.69%) C++
7 19 (9.64%) C
8 16 (8.12%) Bash Shell
9 13 (6.60%) Go
9 13 (6.60%) PHP
9 13 (6.60%) VB.NET
10 9 (4.57%) T-SQL
10 9 (4.57%) TypeScript
11 5 (2.54%) VB
12 4 (2.03%) Apple Swift
12 4 (2.03%) Objective-C
12 4 (2.03%) Shell Script
13 3 (1.52%) Ada
13 3 (1.52%) Perl
13 3 (1.52%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 16 (8.12%) Security Cleared
2 10 (5.08%) SC Cleared
3 9 (4.57%) ISTQB
4 8 (4.06%) Degree
5 6 (3.05%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 3 (1.52%) Computer Science Degree
6 3 (1.52%) DV Cleared
6 3 (1.52%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 2 (1.02%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (8.63%) QA
2 11 (5.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 11 (5.58%) NIST
3 2 (1.02%) SLA
4 1 (0.51%) GDPR
4 1 (0.51%) HL7
4 1 (0.51%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 26 (13.20%) Docker
2 7 (3.55%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (3.55%) vSphere
3 6 (3.05%) Virtual Machines
4 5 (2.54%) Active Directory
5 2 (1.02%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 28 (14.21%) Kubernetes
2 24 (12.18%) Terraform
3 20 (10.15%) Ansible
4 13 (6.60%) HP ALM
5 11 (5.58%) HP Fortify
6 7 (3.55%) Grafana
6 7 (3.55%) Opscode Chef
6 7 (3.55%) Packer
6 7 (3.55%) Prometheus
6 7 (3.55%) Puppet
6 7 (3.55%) ZABBIX
7 5 (2.54%) Foglight
8 2 (1.02%) Single Sign-On
8 2 (1.02%) Sysdig
9 1 (0.51%) Kibana
9 1 (0.51%) MIIS
Vendors
1 38 (19.29%) Microsoft
2 13 (6.60%) Atlassian
2 13 (6.60%) HP
3 12 (6.09%) Sonatype
3 12 (6.09%) VMware
4 11 (5.58%) Black Duck
4 11 (5.58%) Micro Focus
4 11 (5.58%) Qualys
5 9 (4.57%) ServiceNow
6 8 (4.06%) ArcSight
6 8 (4.06%) Splunk
7 7 (3.55%) Dell
7 7 (3.55%) EMC
7 7 (3.55%) SAP
8 5 (2.54%) Google
8 5 (2.54%) New Relic
9 4 (2.03%) Sitecore
10 3 (1.52%) MEDITECH
10 3 (1.52%) Oracle
10 3 (1.52%) Xamarin