Period
to 19 June 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the UK excluding London 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 June 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#
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
19 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 17 14 18
Rank change year-on-year -3 +4 +7
Contract jobs citing C# 3,978 4,277 3,735
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 8.20% 8.11% 7.61%
As % of the Programming Languages category 21.03% 20.62% 20.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,826 2,948 2,527
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% +7.14% -
10th Percentile £313 £300 £263
90th Percentile £550 £501 £475
UK median daily rate £450 £430 £405
% change year-on-year +4.65% +6.17% +1.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 77 76 129
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.00 £41.75 £41.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.99% +0.60% +9.21%
10th Percentile £30.76 £26.25 £24.80
90th Percentile £55.00 £48.75 £57.50
UK median hourly rate £43.25 £42.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year +1.76% - +9.68%

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 UK excluding London with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
UK excluding London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 18,920 20,737 18,663
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 39.00% 39.30% 38.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 12,030 13,198 11,897
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £408 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.29% +4.62% +3.87%
10th Percentile £306 £288 £265
90th Percentile £575 £550 £530
UK median daily rate £475 £460 £438
% change year-on-year +3.18% +5.22% +4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 546 542 664
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.00 £40.25 £41.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.83% -2.42% +8.55%
10th Percentile £18.00 £16.01 £17.00
90th Percentile £55.00 £51.25 £54.50
UK median hourly rate £42.87 £41.00 £41.13
% change year-on-year +4.55% -0.30% +8.22%

C#
Job Vacancy Trend in the UK excluding London

Job postings citing C# as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London.

Job vacancy trend for C# in the UK excluding London

C#
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the UK excluding London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing C# in the UK excluding London.

Contractor daily rate trend for C# in the UK excluding London

C#
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the UK excluding London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing C# in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 19 June 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for C# in the UK excluding London

C#
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the UK excluding London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing C# in the UK excluding London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for C# in the UK excluding London

C#
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK excluding London

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing C# in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 19 June 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for C# in the UK excluding London

C#
Contract Job Locations in the UK excluding London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing C# within the UK excluding London region over the 6 months to 19 June 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
South East +7 1,272 £450 +12.50% 567
North of England -1 951 £385 +5.48% 602
Midlands -3 611 £400 +5.89% 433
North West 0 514 £388 +3.33% 340
South West -9 442 £413 +10.00% 240
West Midlands -1 393 £425 +13.33% 228
Scotland +1 336 £375 -3.23% 97
Yorkshire -11 331 £375 +2.74% 223
East of England -15 225 £413 +3.13% 220
East Midlands -2 195 £375 -1.32% 205
Wales +4 127 £450 +12.50% 59
North East +28 106 £400 +23.08% 39
Northern Ireland -12 29 £338 -25.82% 23
C#
UK

For the 6 months to 19 June 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 UK excluding London region with a requirement for C#.

1 3,049 (76.65%) .NET
2 1,731 (43.51%) Agile Software Development
3 1,484 (37.31%) JavaScript
4 1,414 (35.55%) SQL Server
5 1,340 (33.69%) SQL
6 1,222 (30.72%) Microsoft Azure
7 1,187 (29.84%) ASP.NET
8 1,153 (28.98%) MVC
9 1,032 (25.94%) HTML
10 981 (24.66%) CSS
11 937 (23.55%) Microsoft
12 835 (20.99%) AngularJS
13 777 (19.53%) .NET Framework
14 716 (18.00%) ASP.NET Web API
15 688 (17.30%) TDD
16 624 (15.69%) Web Services
17 616 (15.49%) Visual Studio
18 590 (14.83%) Scrum
19 565 (14.20%) Git (software)
20 548 (13.78%) ASP.NET MVC
21 527 (13.25%) Test Automation
22 511 (12.85%) .NET Core
23 486 (12.22%) jQuery
24 453 (11.39%) DevOps
25 447 (11.24%) Software Engineering
26 440 (11.06%) Java
27 405 (10.18%) Continuous Integration
28 403 (10.13%) Finance
29 386 (9.70%) REST
30 381 (9.58%) XML

C#
Co-occurring IT Skills in the UK excluding London 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
1 210 (5.28%) SharePoint
2 105 (2.64%) Umbraco
3 103 (2.59%) CMS
4 84 (2.11%) Confluence
5 72 (1.81%) IIS
6 57 (1.43%) BizTalk Server
7 48 (1.21%) SharePoint 2013
8 37 (0.93%) SharePoint 2010
9 31 (0.78%) Apache
10 30 (0.75%) Elasticsearch
11 26 (0.65%) NServiceBus
11 26 (0.65%) Tomcat
12 25 (0.63%) Apache Spark
13 23 (0.58%) WebSphere
14 22 (0.55%) EPiServer
15 21 (0.53%) Sitecore CMS
16 18 (0.45%) JBoss
17 14 (0.35%) nginx
18 13 (0.33%) Mule
19 11 (0.28%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 53 (1.33%) Microsoft Excel
2 27 (0.68%) Microsoft Office
3 13 (0.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 7 (0.18%) MS Visio
5 5 (0.13%) InfoPath
5 5 (0.13%) Photoshop
6 4 (0.10%) Microsoft Project
7 1 (0.025%) Chatbot
7 1 (0.025%) FileZilla
7 1 (0.025%) Notepad++
7 1 (0.025%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 276 (6.94%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (0.28%) Dynamics AX
2 11 (0.28%) Visualfiles
3 8 (0.20%) Markit EDM
4 7 (0.18%) SDL Web 8
5 5 (0.13%) NetSuite
6 4 (0.10%) Eikon
6 4 (0.10%) Oracle EBS
6 4 (0.10%) Revive Adserver
7 3 (0.075%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 3 (0.075%) SAP MII
8 2 (0.050%) Exstream
8 2 (0.050%) Scribe Insight
9 1 (0.025%) CiviCRM
9 1 (0.025%) Cognos Business Intelligence
9 1 (0.025%) Magento
9 1 (0.025%) Oracle ERP
9 1 (0.025%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 1,222 (30.72%) Microsoft Azure
2 283 (7.11%) Amazon AWS
3 181 (4.55%) Dynamics 365
4 174 (4.37%) Serverless
5 128 (3.22%) PaaS
6 118 (2.97%) Azure Functions
7 95 (2.39%) Power Platform
8 92 (2.31%) SaaS
9 68 (1.71%) GitHub
10 66 (1.66%) Office 365
11 61 (1.53%) Azure Active Directory
12 55 (1.38%) IaaS
13 41 (1.03%) Azure Data Factory
14 38 (0.96%) npm
15 37 (0.93%) Google Cloud Platform
16 21 (0.53%) AWS Lambda
17 19 (0.48%) Google Analytics
18 16 (0.40%) Cloud Computing
19 14 (0.35%) Amazon EC2
19 14 (0.35%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 59 (1.48%) TCP/IP
2 51 (1.28%) HTTP
3 40 (1.01%) Ethernet
4 28 (0.70%) FTP
5 21 (0.53%) Internet
6 18 (0.45%) SSH
7 14 (0.35%) Intranet
8 13 (0.33%) Network Security
8 13 (0.33%) SSL
9 12 (0.30%) Skype
10 11 (0.28%) DNS
11 9 (0.23%) Reverse Proxy
11 9 (0.23%) SMTP
12 8 (0.20%) Kerberos
13 7 (0.18%) H.323
14 6 (0.15%) NFC
14 6 (0.15%) TETRA
15 5 (0.13%) DSL
15 5 (0.13%) SNMP
15 5 (0.13%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,414 (35.55%) SQL Server
2 206 (5.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 130 (3.27%) NoSQL
4 128 (3.22%) Relational Database
5 115 (2.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 110 (2.77%) Azure SQL Database
7 104 (2.61%) Data Warehouse
8 94 (2.36%) SQL Server 2012
9 90 (2.26%) Cosmos DB
10 86 (2.16%) Power BI
11 71 (1.78%) MongoDB
12 67 (1.68%) Redis
13 64 (1.61%) MySQL
14 63 (1.58%) Big Data
15 52 (1.31%) RDBMS
16 50 (1.26%) Hadoop
17 49 (1.23%) Oracle Database
18 48 (1.21%) SQL Server 2016
19 45 (1.13%) SQL Server 2008
20 34 (0.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 616 (15.49%) Visual Studio
2 565 (14.20%) Git (software)
3 367 (9.23%) Team Foundation Server
4 260 (6.54%) Selenium
5 236 (5.93%) Visual Studio Team System
6 205 (5.15%) JIRA
7 155 (3.90%) SpecFlow
8 153 (3.85%) Jenkins
9 125 (3.14%) TeamCity
10 91 (2.29%) Cucumber
11 85 (2.14%) NUnit
11 85 (2.14%) WebDriver
12 75 (1.89%) Octopus Deploy
13 73 (1.84%) JMeter
14 67 (1.68%) Eclipse
15 59 (1.48%) SoapUI
16 58 (1.46%) NetBeans
17 56 (1.41%) MSTest
18 54 (1.36%) Bitbucket
19 51 (1.28%) gulp
General
1 403 (10.13%) Finance
2 96 (2.41%) Banking
3 94 (2.36%) Telecoms
4 93 (2.34%) Retail
5 82 (2.06%) Manufacturing
6 68 (1.71%) Law
7 63 (1.58%) Marketing
8 49 (1.23%) Aerospace
9 42 (1.06%) Military
10 40 (1.01%) Electronics
11 37 (0.93%) Legal
12 35 (0.88%) Back Office
12 35 (0.88%) Games
13 34 (0.85%) Automotive
14 21 (0.53%) Investment Banking
15 16 (0.40%) Pharmaceutical
16 14 (0.35%) Publishing
17 12 (0.30%) Billing
18 11 (0.28%) Advertising
19 8 (0.20%) Avionics
Job Titles
1 2,835 (71.27%) Developer
2 1,302 (32.73%) .NET Developer
3 926 (23.28%) C# Developer
4 563 (14.15%) C# .NET Developer
5 319 (8.02%) Software Developer
6 284 (7.14%) Full Stack Developer
7 221 (5.56%) Senior Developer
8 199 (5.00%) SQL Developer
9 198 (4.98%) Software Engineer
10 161 (4.05%) Angular Developer
11 145 (3.65%) Analyst
12 131 (3.29%) ASP.NET Developer
13 123 (3.09%) Tester
14 121 (3.04%) Senior .NET Developer
15 119 (2.99%) Architect
16 114 (2.87%) C# Software Developer
16 114 (2.87%) CRM Developer
17 112 (2.82%) Azure Developer
18 110 (2.77%) C# ASP.NET Developer
19 108 (2.71%) .NET Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3,049 (76.65%) .NET
2 1,187 (29.84%) ASP.NET
3 1,032 (25.94%) HTML
4 981 (24.66%) CSS
5 835 (20.99%) AngularJS
6 777 (19.53%) .NET Framework
7 716 (18.00%) ASP.NET Web API
8 624 (15.69%) Web Services
9 548 (13.78%) ASP.NET MVC
10 511 (12.85%) .NET Core
11 486 (12.22%) jQuery
12 386 (9.70%) REST
13 381 (9.58%) XML
14 368 (9.25%) Entity Framework
15 323 (8.12%) WCF
16 312 (7.84%) RESTful
17 294 (7.39%) React
18 285 (7.16%) SOAP
19 283 (7.11%) JSON
20 279 (7.01%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 217 (5.46%) Greenfield Project
2 142 (3.57%) Analytical Skills
3 127 (3.19%) Enterprise Software
4 119 (2.99%) User Experience
5 104 (2.61%) Mobile App
6 65 (1.63%) Self-Motivation
7 37 (0.93%) Robotics
8 33 (0.83%) Algorithms
9 30 (0.75%) N-Tier
10 28 (0.70%) Embedded Systems
11 26 (0.65%) EPoS
11 26 (0.65%) Management Information System
12 22 (0.55%) Digital Media
13 21 (0.53%) Data Structures
14 20 (0.50%) Data Centre
15 18 (0.45%) Virtual Team
16 16 (0.40%) NHS
17 15 (0.38%) Cloud Native
17 15 (0.38%) Data Protection Act
18 14 (0.35%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 351 (8.82%) Windows
2 170 (4.27%) Linux
3 92 (2.31%) Android
4 68 (1.71%) Apple iOS
5 45 (1.13%) Unix
6 27 (0.68%) Windows Server
7 15 (0.38%) Windows Server 2012
8 13 (0.33%) Ubuntu
9 11 (0.28%) VMS
9 11 (0.28%) Windows 10
10 6 (0.15%) Debian
10 6 (0.15%) Windows 7
11 5 (0.13%) Solaris
12 4 (0.10%) Mac OS
12 4 (0.10%) Windows 8
12 4 (0.10%) Windows XP
13 3 (0.075%) CentOS
13 3 (0.075%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 3 (0.075%) Windows Mobile
14 2 (0.050%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,731 (43.51%) Agile Software Development
2 1,153 (28.98%) MVC
3 688 (17.30%) TDD
4 590 (14.83%) Scrum
5 527 (13.25%) Test Automation
6 453 (11.39%) DevOps
7 447 (11.24%) Software Engineering
8 405 (10.18%) Continuous Integration
9 369 (9.28%) BDD
10 339 (8.52%) Microservices
11 331 (8.32%) OO
12 322 (8.09%) CRM
13 279 (7.01%) Unit Testing
14 272 (6.84%) Web Development
15 257 (6.46%) SOLID
16 203 (5.10%) Problem-Solving
17 194 (4.88%) SDLC
18 185 (4.65%) Migration
19 179 (4.50%) OOP
20 176 (4.42%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 1,484 (37.31%) JavaScript
2 1,340 (33.69%) SQL
3 440 (11.06%) Java
4 288 (7.24%) T-SQL
5 265 (6.66%) Python
6 255 (6.41%) C++
7 233 (5.86%) TypeScript
8 223 (5.61%) PowerShell
9 184 (4.63%) VB.NET
10 93 (2.34%) VB
11 88 (2.21%) C
12 76 (1.91%) PL/SQL
13 67 (1.68%) Ruby
14 55 (1.38%) PHP
15 53 (1.33%) VBA
16 40 (1.01%) Scala
17 30 (0.75%) VB6
18 29 (0.73%) Objective-C
19 28 (0.70%) GLSL
19 28 (0.70%) HLSL
Qualifications
1 309 (7.77%) Security Cleared
2 242 (6.08%) SC Cleared
3 218 (5.48%) Degree
4 41 (1.03%) DV Cleared
5 32 (0.80%) BPSS Clearance
6 29 (0.73%) Computer Science Degree
7 23 (0.58%) ISTQB
8 22 (0.55%) ISEB
9 21 (0.53%) Numerate Degree
10 17 (0.43%) Microsoft Certification
11 16 (0.40%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 14 (0.35%) DBS Check
13 13 (0.33%) CISSP
14 8 (0.20%) Master's Degree
15 7 (0.18%) PhD
16 6 (0.15%) BC Cleared
16 6 (0.15%) CREST Certified
17 5 (0.13%) CISA
17 5 (0.13%) CISM
17 5 (0.13%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 170 (4.27%) QA
2 18 (0.45%) SLA
2 18 (0.45%) WCAG
3 16 (0.40%) GDPR
4 15 (0.38%) PCI DSS
5 13 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 12 (0.30%) Data Quality
7 8 (0.20%) NIST
7 8 (0.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 7 (0.18%) ISO 9001
9 6 (0.15%) Disclosure Scotland
9 6 (0.15%) GxP
9 6 (0.15%) NCSC
10 4 (0.10%) ISAE 3402
10 4 (0.10%) ISO 22301
10 4 (0.10%) ISO 31000
10 4 (0.10%) ISO/IEC 27005
11 3 (0.075%) Dublin Core
11 3 (0.075%) HL7
11 3 (0.075%) IFRS
System Software
1 212 (5.33%) Docker
2 87 (2.19%) Active Directory
3 17 (0.43%) Virtual Machines
4 14 (0.35%) VMware Infrastructure
5 8 (0.20%) VMware ESXi
6 5 (0.13%) Microsoft App-V
7 4 (0.10%) ISA Server
7 4 (0.10%) Virtual Desktop
7 4 (0.10%) XenApp
8 2 (0.050%) Hyper-V
9 1 (0.025%) Firmware
9 1 (0.025%) OpenDJ
9 1 (0.025%) OpenIDM
9 1 (0.025%) Terminal Server
9 1 (0.025%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 133 (3.34%) Kubernetes
2 44 (1.11%) Ansible
3 29 (0.73%) Puppet
4 25 (0.63%) Opscode Chef
5 18 (0.45%) Nessus
6 15 (0.38%) Terraform
6 15 (0.38%) WSUS
7 13 (0.33%) Nmap
8 12 (0.30%) Red Hat Satellite
9 11 (0.28%) Kibana
10 10 (0.25%) HP ALM
11 9 (0.23%) Grafana
12 8 (0.20%) vCenter Server
13 6 (0.15%) Docker Swarm
13 6 (0.15%) Forefront Identity Manager
13 6 (0.15%) MIIS
14 5 (0.13%) Single Sign-On
15 4 (0.10%) IBM Guardium
15 4 (0.10%) QRadar
15 4 (0.10%) Trend Micro Deep Security
Vendors
1 937 (23.55%) Microsoft
2 265 (6.66%) Oracle
3 127 (3.19%) Xamarin
4 62 (1.56%) SAP
5 54 (1.36%) Google
6 48 (1.21%) Sitecore
7 47 (1.18%) Atlassian
8 43 (1.08%) Salesforce.com
9 41 (1.03%) Telerik
10 30 (0.75%) HP
11 27 (0.68%) Databricks
12 26 (0.65%) VMware
13 25 (0.63%) IBM
14 20 (0.50%) BMC
14 20 (0.50%) MuleSoft
15 18 (0.45%) UiPath
16 17 (0.43%) Red Hat
17 16 (0.40%) Blue Prism
17 16 (0.40%) Tripwire
18 14 (0.35%) Micro Focus