Period
to 7 December 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 7 December 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
7 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 16 13 28
Rank change year-on-year -3 +15 -6
Contract jobs citing C# 1,021 1,483 1,094
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 7.90% 8.77% 6.52%
As % of the Programming Languages category 22.33% 21.22% 18.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 727 1,124 792
South East median daily rate £425 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +13.33% -
10th Percentile £323 £313 £305
90th Percentile £575 £539 £500
England median daily rate £450 £450 £438
% change year-on-year - +2.86% +9.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 19 29
South East median hourly rate £43.25 £42.50 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.76% -5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £35.00 £15.69 £41.10
90th Percentile £53.63 £50.50 £49.25
England median hourly rate £46.00 £43.00 £44.00
% change year-on-year +6.98% -2.27% +10.00%

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 4,572 6,988 5,957
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 35.36% 41.30% 35.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,791 4,490 3,676
South East median daily rate £450 £430 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.65% +4.24% +3.13%
10th Percentile £313 £313 £300
90th Percentile £588 £575 £550
England median daily rate £488 £475 £463
% change year-on-year +2.63% +2.70% +8.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 149 171 167
South East median hourly rate £44.00 £45.00 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.22% - +12.50%
10th Percentile £18.00 £22.75 £16.77
90th Percentile £73.75 £52.50 £51.00
England median hourly rate £43.50 £42.19 £40.00
% change year-on-year +3.11% +5.48% +3.90%

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 7 December 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 7 December 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 7 December 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
Thames Valley -1 343 £425 - 307
Hampshire +3 300 £450 +12.50% 230
Berkshire -4 207 £425 - 123
Surrey 0 178 £425 -6.59% 185
Buckinghamshire -6 91 £425 - 79
East Sussex -2 72 £525 +40.00% 38
West Sussex -6 70 £450 +12.50% 72
Kent -4 57 £438 +2.94% 53
Oxfordshire +6 45 £419 +2.76% 105
Sussex -1 5 - - 1
Middlesex +9 1 £475 +46.15% 1
C#
England

For the 6 months to 7 December 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#.

1 770 (75.42%) .NET
2 418 (40.94%) Agile Software Development
3 417 (40.84%) Azure
4 384 (37.61%) SQL Server
5 369 (36.14%) SQL
6 319 (31.24%) JavaScript
7 288 (28.21%) Microsoft
8 276 (27.03%) ASP.NET
9 239 (23.41%) MVC
10 223 (21.84%) AngularJS
11 220 (21.55%) Test Automation
12 189 (18.51%) .NET Core
13 188 (18.41%) HTML
14 185 (18.12%) .NET Framework
15 180 (17.63%) TDD
16 174 (17.04%) CSS
17 162 (15.87%) ASP.NET Web API
18 155 (15.18%) DevOps
19 134 (13.12%) Java
19 134 (13.12%) Scrum
20 131 (12.83%) Git (software)
21 130 (12.73%) Software Engineering
22 129 (12.63%) Selenium
23 127 (12.44%) Visual Studio
24 123 (12.05%) Windows
25 114 (11.17%) Web Services
25 114 (11.17%) ASP.NET MVC
26 104 (10.19%) BDD
27 100 (9.79%) Continuous Integration
28 99 (9.70%) Finance

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 42 (4.11%) SharePoint
2 30 (2.94%) Confluence
3 25 (2.45%) Umbraco
4 20 (1.96%) IIS
5 18 (1.76%) Elasticsearch
6 17 (1.67%) BizTalk Server
7 12 (1.18%) CMS
8 11 (1.08%) WebSphere
9 10 (0.98%) Apache
9 10 (0.98%) JBoss
9 10 (0.98%) Tomcat
10 9 (0.88%) nginx
10 9 (0.88%) SharePoint 2013
11 8 (0.78%) WebLogic
12 6 (0.59%) Apache Solr
13 5 (0.49%) Captiva
13 5 (0.49%) Documentum
13 5 (0.49%) EPiServer
14 4 (0.39%) Cloud Foundry
14 4 (0.39%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 21 (2.06%) Microsoft Excel
2 9 (0.88%) Microsoft Office
3 7 (0.69%) Microsoft Project
4 3 (0.29%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.098%) FileZilla
5 1 (0.098%) Notepad++
5 1 (0.098%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 43 (4.21%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.39%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (0.39%) Oracle ERP
3 3 (0.29%) Dynamics GP
4 1 (0.098%) Adobe Campaign
Cloud Services
1 417 (40.84%) Azure
2 69 (6.76%) AWS
3 47 (4.60%) PaaS
3 47 (4.60%) Serverless
4 42 (4.11%) Azure Functions
4 42 (4.11%) SaaS
5 34 (3.33%) Azure Active Directory
6 32 (3.13%) Power Platform
7 30 (2.94%) GitHub
8 26 (2.55%) Dynamics 365
9 22 (2.15%) IaaS
10 21 (2.06%) GCP
11 17 (1.67%) Azure Data Factory
12 12 (1.18%) OpenShift
13 11 (1.08%) Cloud Computing
13 11 (1.08%) Office 365
14 9 (0.88%) Data Lake Analytics
14 9 (0.88%) NuGet
15 8 (0.78%) Google Analytics
16 6 (0.59%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 17 (1.67%) HTTP
2 12 (1.18%) TCP/IP
3 11 (1.08%) SSL
4 6 (0.59%) Internet
5 5 (0.49%) SAN
6 4 (0.39%) ATM
6 4 (0.39%) DNS
6 4 (0.39%) Network Security
6 4 (0.39%) Wireshark
7 3 (0.29%) FTP
8 2 (0.20%) DHCP
8 2 (0.20%) IPsec
8 2 (0.20%) RS-485
8 2 (0.20%) VPN
9 1 (0.098%) 802.15
9 1 (0.098%) Firewall
9 1 (0.098%) Intranet
9 1 (0.098%) PPP
9 1 (0.098%) RS-232
9 1 (0.098%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 384 (37.61%) SQL Server
2 84 (8.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 53 (5.19%) Relational Database
4 48 (4.70%) Azure SQL Database
5 43 (4.21%) Cosmos DB
6 42 (4.11%) MongoDB
7 36 (3.53%) SQL Server 2012
7 36 (3.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 31 (3.04%) SQL Server 2016
9 29 (2.84%) Data Warehouse
10 28 (2.74%) Redis
11 27 (2.64%) Power BI
12 26 (2.55%) SQL Server 2008
13 25 (2.45%) MySQL
13 25 (2.45%) NoSQL
14 16 (1.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 14 (1.37%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
15 14 (1.37%) Data Lake
16 13 (1.27%) SQL Server 2014
17 12 (1.18%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 131 (12.83%) Git (software)
2 129 (12.63%) Selenium
3 127 (12.44%) Visual Studio
4 67 (6.56%) SpecFlow
5 61 (5.97%) JIRA
6 59 (5.78%) Cucumber
7 55 (5.39%) Team Foundation Server
8 54 (5.29%) Jenkins
9 52 (5.09%) Visual Studio Team System
10 46 (4.51%) TeamCity
11 36 (3.53%) WebDriver
12 24 (2.35%) Octopus Deploy
13 23 (2.25%) Subversion
14 21 (2.06%) NUnit
15 20 (1.96%) gulp
16 19 (1.86%) Bitbucket
17 18 (1.76%) JMeter
17 18 (1.76%) Postman
18 17 (1.67%) Jasmine
18 17 (1.67%) MSTest
General
1 99 (9.70%) Finance
2 22 (2.15%) Retail
3 20 (1.96%) Public Sector
4 15 (1.47%) Military
4 15 (1.47%) Telecoms
5 13 (1.27%) Law
6 12 (1.18%) Games
7 11 (1.08%) Manufacturing
8 6 (0.59%) Banking
8 6 (0.59%) German Language
9 5 (0.49%) Aerospace
9 5 (0.49%) French Language
9 5 (0.49%) Marketing
9 5 (0.49%) Publishing
10 4 (0.39%) Back Office
11 3 (0.29%) Automotive
11 3 (0.29%) Electronics
12 2 (0.20%) Italian Language
13 1 (0.098%) Legal
13 1 (0.098%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 680 (66.60%) Developer
2 344 (33.69%) .NET Developer
3 228 (22.33%) C# Developer
4 143 (14.01%) C# .NET Developer
5 76 (7.44%) Software Developer
6 66 (6.46%) Full Stack Developer
7 63 (6.17%) Azure Developer
8 62 (6.07%) Analyst
9 61 (5.97%) Software Engineer
10 57 (5.58%) Angular Developer
10 57 (5.58%) SQL Developer
11 56 (5.48%) Senior Developer
12 49 (4.80%) Test Analyst
13 48 (4.70%) Tester
14 44 (4.31%) Automation Test Analyst
15 41 (4.02%) ASP.NET Developer
16 40 (3.92%) Senior .NET Developer
17 36 (3.53%) DevOps Engineer
18 34 (3.33%) C# Software Developer
19 33 (3.23%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 770 (75.42%) .NET
2 276 (27.03%) ASP.NET
3 223 (21.84%) AngularJS
4 189 (18.51%) .NET Core
5 188 (18.41%) HTML
6 185 (18.12%) .NET Framework
7 174 (17.04%) CSS
8 162 (15.87%) ASP.NET Web API
9 114 (11.17%) ASP.NET MVC
9 114 (11.17%) Web Services
10 89 (8.72%) XML
11 86 (8.42%) jQuery
12 80 (7.84%) REST
13 72 (7.05%) RESTful
14 70 (6.86%) JSON
15 69 (6.76%) React
16 68 (6.66%) HTML5
17 67 (6.56%) Entity Framework
18 58 (5.68%) Node.js
19 55 (5.39%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 53 (5.19%) Greenfield Project
2 40 (3.92%) Analytical Skills
3 29 (2.84%) Enterprise Software
4 22 (2.15%) Algorithms
5 21 (2.06%) Mobile App
6 18 (1.76%) User Experience
7 16 (1.57%) Data Structures
8 14 (1.37%) Embedded Systems
8 14 (1.37%) Self-Motivation
9 12 (1.18%) Clustering
9 12 (1.18%) EPoS
10 11 (1.08%) Smart City
11 9 (0.88%) Life Science
11 9 (0.88%) Management Information System
11 9 (0.88%) Public Cloud
12 8 (0.78%) Linux Command Line
13 6 (0.59%) Smartphone
14 3 (0.29%) Cloud Native
14 3 (0.29%) Digital Media
14 3 (0.29%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 123 (12.05%) Windows
2 60 (5.88%) Linux
3 21 (2.06%) Android
4 18 (1.76%) Apple iOS
5 16 (1.57%) Unix
5 16 (1.57%) Windows Server
6 11 (1.08%) Windows 8
7 9 (0.88%) Windows Server 2008
8 8 (0.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 8 (0.78%) Ubuntu
9 5 (0.49%) VMS
9 5 (0.49%) Windows 10
9 5 (0.49%) Windows 7
9 5 (0.49%) Windows Mobile
10 4 (0.39%) Mac OS X
11 3 (0.29%) Windows Server 2012
12 1 (0.098%) CentOS
12 1 (0.098%) Debian
12 1 (0.098%) Solaris
12 1 (0.098%) ThreadX
Processes & Methodologies
1 418 (40.94%) Agile Software Development
2 239 (23.41%) MVC
3 220 (21.55%) Test Automation
4 180 (17.63%) TDD
5 155 (15.18%) DevOps
6 134 (13.12%) Scrum
7 130 (12.73%) Software Engineering
8 104 (10.19%) BDD
9 100 (9.79%) Continuous Integration
10 91 (8.91%) Microservices
11 79 (7.74%) Unit Testing
12 71 (6.95%) Problem-Solving
13 61 (5.97%) OO
14 59 (5.78%) CRM
15 54 (5.29%) SDLC
16 53 (5.19%) SOLID
16 53 (5.19%) Web Development
17 50 (4.90%) Migration
18 40 (3.92%) Computer Science
18 40 (3.92%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 369 (36.14%) SQL
2 319 (31.24%) JavaScript
3 134 (13.12%) Java
4 93 (9.11%) Python
5 79 (7.74%) C++
6 66 (6.46%) VB.NET
7 59 (5.78%) PowerShell
8 53 (5.19%) T-SQL
9 45 (4.41%) C
9 45 (4.41%) TypeScript
10 39 (3.82%) VB
11 21 (2.06%) R
11 21 (2.06%) Ruby
12 20 (1.96%) PHP
13 19 (1.86%) VBA
14 15 (1.47%) ES6
15 14 (1.37%) VB6
16 13 (1.27%) Scala
17 11 (1.08%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
17 11 (1.08%) Perl
Qualifications
1 85 (8.33%) Security Cleared
2 58 (5.68%) SC Cleared
3 50 (4.90%) Degree
4 26 (2.55%) Computer Science Degree
5 19 (1.86%) ISTQB
6 15 (1.47%) DV Cleared
7 13 (1.27%) ISEB
8 9 (0.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 8 (0.78%) DBS Check
10 6 (0.59%) Numerate Degree
11 5 (0.49%) Microsoft Certification
12 2 (0.20%) CISA
13 1 (0.098%) CISM
13 1 (0.098%) CISSP
13 1 (0.098%) GIAC
13 1 (0.098%) MCSA
13 1 (0.098%) MCSD
13 1 (0.098%) MCSE
13 1 (0.098%) PhD
13 1 (0.098%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 78 (7.64%) QA
2 5 (0.49%) PMO
3 4 (0.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.29%) NCSC
5 1 (0.098%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.098%) Government Security Classifications
5 1 (0.098%) HL7
5 1 (0.098%) NIST
5 1 (0.098%) PSD2
5 1 (0.098%) SLA
System Software
1 74 (7.25%) Docker
2 41 (4.02%) Active Directory
3 30 (2.94%) Virtual Machines
4 10 (0.98%) Hyper-V
4 10 (0.98%) LXC
4 10 (0.98%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (0.29%) VMware Workstation
6 2 (0.20%) Firmware
7 1 (0.098%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 65 (6.37%) Kubernetes
2 17 (1.67%) Ansible
3 11 (1.08%) Puppet
4 10 (0.98%) Grafana
4 10 (0.98%) Single Sign-On
5 8 (0.78%) Kibana
5 8 (0.78%) Microsoft Clustering
5 8 (0.78%) MIIS
6 6 (0.59%) Terraform
7 4 (0.39%) Opscode Chef
8 3 (0.29%) HP ALM
9 2 (0.20%) Prometheus
10 1 (0.098%) cPanel
10 1 (0.098%) Docker Swarm
10 1 (0.098%) HP Fortify
10 1 (0.098%) HP Quality Center
10 1 (0.098%) Nagios
Vendors
1 288 (28.21%) Microsoft
2 77 (7.54%) Oracle
3 29 (2.84%) Google
4 23 (2.25%) Xamarin
5 20 (1.96%) Databricks
6 13 (1.27%) Sitecore
7 11 (1.08%) Salesforce.com
8 10 (0.98%) Adobe
8 10 (0.98%) HP
8 10 (0.98%) VMware
9 9 (0.88%) webMethods
10 6 (0.59%) DevExpress
10 6 (0.59%) Micro Focus
11 5 (0.49%) Atlassian
11 5 (0.49%) Blue Prism
11 5 (0.49%) Citrix
11 5 (0.49%) OpenText
11 5 (0.49%) Telerik
12 4 (0.39%) Black Duck
12 4 (0.39%) Workday