Period
to 17 February 2018

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 17 February 2018 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
17 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 25 22 27
Rank change year-on-year -3 +5 -1
Contract jobs citing C# 1,118 1,074 1,171
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 6.73% 6.96% 6.38%
As % of the Programming Languages category 18.57% 20.74% 18.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 832 673 767
South East median daily rate £375 £380 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.32% +8.57% -3.45%
10th Percentile £300 £285 £281
90th Percentile £517 £500 £496
England median daily rate £450 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +12.50% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 39 48
South East median hourly rate £45.00 £42.50 £41.51
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +2.38% +16.93%
10th Percentile £40.35 £35.75 £13.50
90th Percentile £49.00 £47.00 £55.55
England median hourly rate £44.56 £41.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +8.68% +2.50% +6.67%

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 6,022 5,178 6,258
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 36.23% 33.54% 34.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,676 3,139 3,933
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +5.63%
10th Percentile £300 £275 £263
90th Percentile £575 £538 £520
England median daily rate £475 £425 £420
% change year-on-year +11.76% +1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 144 185 263
South East median hourly rate £45.00 £41.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.76% +2.50% +14.29%
10th Percentile £19.60 £15.00 £14.79
90th Percentile £51.18 £53.25 £54.55
England median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +13.64%

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 17 February 2018.

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#
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 17 February 2018. 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 -6 413 £388 -3.13% 281
Berkshire +5 220 £400 -3.03% 125
Hampshire +2 199 £375 - 162
Surrey -16 185 £438 +10.76% 108
Kent +4 166 £345 +2.22% 61
Oxfordshire -10 98 £400 - 88
Buckinghamshire -16 96 £363 +7.41% 68
East Sussex +2 83 £350 - 37
West Sussex -28 40 £450 +12.50% 51
Middlesex +4 10 £400 +15.11% 1
Sussex - 8 £400 -
M4 Corridor +2 3 - -
C#
England

For the 6 months to 17 February 2018, 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#.

1 779 (69.68%) .NET
2 491 (43.92%) Agile Software Development
3 451 (40.34%) SQL Server
4 439 (39.27%) MVC
5 409 (36.58%) JavaScript
6 400 (35.78%) ASP.NET
7 352 (31.48%) SQL
8 345 (30.86%) HTML
9 318 (28.44%) CSS
10 310 (27.73%) Microsoft
11 287 (25.67%) AngularJS
12 280 (25.04%) TDD
13 274 (24.51%) ASP.NET Web API
14 213 (19.05%) Web Services
15 208 (18.60%) ASP.NET MVC
16 203 (18.16%) Microsoft Azure
16 203 (18.16%) .NET Framework
17 186 (16.64%) WCF
18 179 (16.01%) Test Automation
19 177 (15.83%) Team Foundation Server
20 175 (15.65%) Scrum
21 173 (15.47%) Visual Studio
22 170 (15.21%) jQuery
23 153 (13.69%) Continuous Integration
24 143 (12.79%) Oracle
25 142 (12.70%) Windows
26 141 (12.61%) Finance
27 140 (12.52%) Java
28 136 (12.16%) Git (software)
29 126 (11.27%) Selenium

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 (3.76%) CMS
2 41 (3.67%) SharePoint
3 40 (3.58%) IIS
4 34 (3.04%) BizTalk Server
5 26 (2.33%) Confluence
6 15 (1.34%) Elasticsearch
7 14 (1.25%) NServiceBus
7 14 (1.25%) Sitecore CMS
8 12 (1.07%) Tomcat
9 11 (0.98%) Apache
10 10 (0.89%) SAS
11 9 (0.81%) EPiServer
11 9 (0.81%) nginx
12 6 (0.54%) Umbraco
13 5 (0.45%) Documentum
14 4 (0.36%) JBoss
14 4 (0.36%) SharePoint 2013
14 4 (0.36%) SharePoint Server
14 4 (0.36%) WebLogic
15 3 (0.27%) OpenStack
Applications
1 13 (1.16%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (0.89%) Microsoft Excel
3 7 (0.63%) MS Visio
4 5 (0.45%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 3 (0.27%) Adobe Illustrator
5 3 (0.27%) Autodesk Inventor
5 3 (0.27%) MicroStation
5 3 (0.27%) Photoshop
5 3 (0.27%) SOLIDWORKS
5 3 (0.27%) Spreadsheet
5 3 (0.27%) SPSS
6 2 (0.18%) Fireworks
7 1 (0.089%) CATIA
7 1 (0.089%) Stata
Business Applications
1 29 (2.59%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (0.81%) Markit EDM
3 6 (0.54%) Dynamics AX
4 4 (0.36%) Oracle EBS
5 3 (0.27%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 2 (0.18%) Dynamics GP
6 2 (0.18%) Dynamics NAV
7 1 (0.089%) NetSuite
7 1 (0.089%) Oracle Financials
7 1 (0.089%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
7 1 (0.089%) SAP S/4HANA
7 1 (0.089%) SessionCam
7 1 (0.089%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 203 (18.16%) Microsoft Azure
2 71 (6.35%) Amazon AWS
3 27 (2.42%) PaaS
4 25 (2.24%) IaaS
5 14 (1.25%) GitHub
6 13 (1.16%) Serverless
7 12 (1.07%) Dynamics 365
8 11 (0.98%) OpenShift
8 11 (0.98%) SaaS
9 10 (0.89%) Google Analytics
10 9 (0.81%) npm
10 9 (0.81%) Office 365
11 7 (0.63%) Amazon S3
11 7 (0.63%) Firebase
12 6 (0.54%) Slack
13 4 (0.36%) Amazon Glacier
13 4 (0.36%) Boomi
14 3 (0.27%) Amazon EC2
14 3 (0.27%) Azure Data Factory
14 3 (0.27%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 32 (2.86%) TCP/IP
2 18 (1.61%) HTTP
3 15 (1.34%) SSL
4 14 (1.25%) AMQP
5 13 (1.16%) Internet
5 13 (1.16%) SMTP
6 12 (1.07%) Network Security
7 11 (0.98%) Firewall
8 10 (0.89%) CTI
9 6 (0.54%) FTP
9 6 (0.54%) Intranet
9 6 (0.54%) SMS
10 2 (0.18%) Bluetooth
10 2 (0.18%) PuTTY
10 2 (0.18%) Skype
10 2 (0.18%) VoIP
10 2 (0.18%) WinSCP
11 1 (0.089%) Broadband
11 1 (0.089%) SAN
11 1 (0.089%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 451 (40.34%) SQL Server
2 53 (4.74%) Relational Database
3 46 (4.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 35 (3.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 32 (2.86%) SQL Server 2012
6 31 (2.77%) RDBMS
7 30 (2.68%) MySQL
8 28 (2.50%) MongoDB
9 27 (2.42%) NoSQL
10 21 (1.88%) SQL Server 2008
11 19 (1.70%) Big Data
11 19 (1.70%) Data Warehouse
12 18 (1.61%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 16 (1.43%) Oracle Database
14 14 (1.25%) Apache Cassandra
14 14 (1.25%) SQL Server 2014
15 13 (1.16%) Redis
16 10 (0.89%) Azure SQL Database
16 10 (0.89%) Cosmos DB
16 10 (0.89%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 177 (15.83%) Team Foundation Server
2 173 (15.47%) Visual Studio
3 136 (12.16%) Git (software)
4 126 (11.27%) Selenium
5 87 (7.78%) NUnit
6 62 (5.55%) JIRA
7 50 (4.47%) Jenkins
7 50 (4.47%) ReSharper
8 42 (3.76%) Moq
9 41 (3.67%) SpecFlow
10 39 (3.49%) MSBuild
11 35 (3.13%) Subversion
12 29 (2.59%) TeamCity
12 29 (2.59%) Visual Studio Team System
12 29 (2.59%) WebDriver
13 28 (2.50%) Bitbucket
14 27 (2.42%) Cucumber
15 26 (2.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 25 (2.24%) Octopus Deploy
17 24 (2.15%) Ant
General
1 141 (12.61%) Finance
2 26 (2.33%) Banking
3 20 (1.79%) Retail
4 19 (1.70%) Marketing
5 14 (1.25%) Advertising
6 13 (1.16%) Games
7 12 (1.07%) Financial Institution
8 10 (0.89%) Legal
8 10 (0.89%) Manufacturing
9 7 (0.63%) Back Office
9 7 (0.63%) Telecoms
10 5 (0.45%) Investment Banking
10 5 (0.45%) Law
11 4 (0.36%) Aerospace
11 4 (0.36%) Electronics
12 3 (0.27%) Automotive
12 3 (0.27%) Corporate Banking
12 3 (0.27%) Retail Banking
13 2 (0.18%) Billing
13 2 (0.18%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 856 (76.57%) Developer
2 432 (38.64%) .NET Developer
3 377 (33.72%) C# Developer
4 234 (20.93%) C# .NET Developer
5 103 (9.21%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
6 102 (9.12%) SQL Developer
7 101 (9.03%) Senior Developer
8 80 (7.16%) ASP.NET Developer
9 68 (6.08%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 66 (5.90%) Full Stack Developer
11 61 (5.46%) Software Developer
12 57 (5.10%) Angular Developer
13 55 (4.92%) SQL Server Developer
14 51 (4.56%) Software Engineer
15 48 (4.29%) Architect
16 47 (4.20%) Senior .NET Developer
16 47 (4.20%) WPF Developer
17 46 (4.11%) Analyst
18 44 (3.94%) Web Developer
19 42 (3.76%) C# WPF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 779 (69.68%) .NET
2 400 (35.78%) ASP.NET
3 345 (30.86%) HTML
4 318 (28.44%) CSS
5 287 (25.67%) AngularJS
6 274 (24.51%) ASP.NET Web API
7 213 (19.05%) Web Services
8 208 (18.60%) ASP.NET MVC
9 203 (18.16%) .NET Framework
10 186 (16.64%) WCF
11 170 (15.21%) jQuery
12 121 (10.82%) XML
13 117 (10.47%) HTML5
14 116 (10.38%) REST
15 92 (8.23%) Entity Framework
16 86 (7.69%) WPF
17 84 (7.51%) JSON
18 83 (7.42%) SOAP
19 69 (6.17%) CSS3
19 69 (6.17%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 70 (6.26%) N-Tier
2 51 (4.56%) Greenfield Project
3 50 (4.47%) Analytical Skills
4 33 (2.95%) Mobile App
5 28 (2.50%) Enterprise Software
6 26 (2.33%) NHS
7 25 (2.24%) Client/Server
8 24 (2.15%) Computer Science
8 24 (2.15%) User Experience
9 10 (0.89%) Clustering
10 5 (0.45%) Analytical Mindset
10 5 (0.45%) Animation
10 5 (0.45%) Data Structures
10 5 (0.45%) Fat Client
10 5 (0.45%) Thin Client
11 4 (0.36%) EPoS
11 4 (0.36%) Replication
11 4 (0.36%) Virtual Team
12 3 (0.27%) 3D Graphics
12 3 (0.27%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 142 (12.70%) Windows
2 61 (5.46%) Linux
3 39 (3.49%) Android
4 32 (2.86%) Windows Server
5 23 (2.06%) Unix
6 20 (1.79%) Apple iOS
7 9 (0.81%) Ubuntu
8 7 (0.63%) Windows 10
9 5 (0.45%) Windows Server 2012
10 4 (0.36%) Mac OS X
11 2 (0.18%) OpenVMS
11 2 (0.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 2 (0.18%) VME
11 2 (0.18%) Windows 7
11 2 (0.18%) Windows 8
11 2 (0.18%) Windows Server 2003
12 1 (0.089%) VMS
12 1 (0.089%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 491 (43.92%) Agile Software Development
2 439 (39.27%) MVC
3 280 (25.04%) TDD
4 179 (16.01%) Test Automation
5 175 (15.65%) Scrum
6 153 (13.69%) Continuous Integration
7 115 (10.29%) Web Development
8 101 (9.03%) BDD
9 93 (8.32%) DevOps
10 86 (7.69%) Software Engineering
11 84 (7.51%) Unit Testing
12 79 (7.07%) OO
13 69 (6.17%) MVVM
14 68 (6.08%) SDLC
15 60 (5.37%) OOP
16 59 (5.28%) SOLID
17 57 (5.10%) Microservices
18 54 (4.83%) Refactoring
19 51 (4.56%) Multithreading
20 44 (3.94%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 409 (36.58%) JavaScript
2 352 (31.48%) SQL
3 140 (12.52%) Java
4 97 (8.68%) C++
5 96 (8.59%) VB.NET
6 68 (6.08%) T-SQL
7 67 (5.99%) Python
8 51 (4.56%) TypeScript
9 32 (2.86%) C
10 31 (2.77%) Ruby
11 28 (2.50%) PowerShell
12 26 (2.33%) PHP
13 24 (2.15%) Scala
14 16 (1.43%) Perl
15 15 (1.34%) PL/SQL
16 14 (1.25%) VB
17 13 (1.16%) Groovy
18 12 (1.07%) F#
18 12 (1.07%) VBA
19 10 (0.89%) CQL
Qualifications
1 51 (4.56%) Degree
2 44 (3.94%) Security Cleared
3 36 (3.22%) SC Cleared
4 18 (1.61%) Computer Science Degree
5 17 (1.52%) ISTQB
6 8 (0.72%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 6 (0.54%) BPSS Clearance
7 6 (0.54%) ISEB
8 4 (0.36%) Microsoft Certification
9 3 (0.27%) AWS Certification
9 3 (0.27%) DBS Check
10 2 (0.18%) CREST Certified
10 2 (0.18%) Master's Degree
10 2 (0.18%) MCP
10 2 (0.18%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 61 (5.46%) QA
2 26 (2.33%) HL7
3 10 (0.89%) ISO 9001
3 10 (0.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 8 (0.72%) Data Quality
5 6 (0.54%) GDPR
6 5 (0.45%) PCI DSS
7 3 (0.27%) Disclosure Scotland
7 3 (0.27%) IEC 62304
8 2 (0.18%) MIL-STD-1553
8 2 (0.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 1 (0.089%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 1 (0.089%) PSD2
9 1 (0.089%) SLA
System Software
1 48 (4.29%) Docker
2 18 (1.61%) Active Directory
3 16 (1.43%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (0.63%) Virtual Machines
5 3 (0.27%) Apache Flume
6 2 (0.18%) vSphere
7 1 (0.089%) zsh
Systems Management
1 25 (2.24%) Puppet
2 16 (1.43%) Ansible
3 13 (1.16%) Kubernetes
4 10 (0.89%) Grafana
4 10 (0.89%) Opsview
5 9 (0.81%) Kibana
6 8 (0.72%) Opscode Chef
7 7 (0.63%) BladeLogic
8 5 (0.45%) Salt
9 4 (0.36%) HP Quality Center
10 2 (0.18%) Single Sign-On
11 1 (0.089%) Failover Clustering
11 1 (0.089%) Graphite
11 1 (0.089%) Graylog
11 1 (0.089%) Icinga
11 1 (0.089%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 1 (0.089%) Terraform
Vendors
1 310 (27.73%) Microsoft
2 143 (12.79%) Oracle
3 27 (2.42%) Sitecore
3 27 (2.42%) Xamarin
4 22 (1.97%) Google
5 19 (1.70%) Salesforce.com
5 19 (1.70%) VMware
6 16 (1.43%) SAP
7 11 (0.98%) HP
8 10 (0.89%) Capita
8 10 (0.89%) DevExpress
9 8 (0.72%) Sybase
9 8 (0.72%) Telerik
9 8 (0.72%) Teradata
10 6 (0.54%) webMethods
11 5 (0.45%) Apple
11 5 (0.45%) Tableau
11 5 (0.45%) Twitter
12 4 (0.36%) Citrix
12 4 (0.36%) Dell