Period
to 18 December 2018

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 18 December 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#
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
18 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 13 22 18
Rank change year-on-year +9 -4 +4
Contract jobs citing C# 4,782 3,726 4,289
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 8.56% 6.95% 7.73%
As % of the Programming Languages category 21.15% 18.88% 20.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,444 2,629 2,886
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% -
10th Percentile £310 £291 £263
90th Percentile £538 £500 £491
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 76 80 132
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.75 £42.75 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +6.88% -
10th Percentile £22.98 £25.68 £18.55
90th Percentile £55.00 £48.88 £46.98
UK median hourly rate £43.00 £43.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year -1.15% +8.75% -

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 22,605 19,738 20,857
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 40.48% 36.80% 37.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 14,634 12,614 13,304
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £305 £275 £263
90th Percentile £569 £538 £525
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +4.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 561 618 745
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £15.75 £15.79 £14.29
90th Percentile £51.00 £51.80 £52.00
UK median hourly rate £41.92 £40.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +4.81% - +6.67%

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 18 December 2018.

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 18 December 2018.

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 18 December 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
South East +16 1,470 £425 +13.33% 759
North of England +13 1,176 £375 +7.14% 948
Midlands +1 684 £400 +6.67% 582
South West -1 632 £400 +6.67% 380
North West +5 616 £375 +3.45% 458
Yorkshire +16 460 £375 +10.29% 374
West Midlands 0 452 £413 +10.00% 335
Scotland +3 360 £375 +3.45% 191
East of England -9 286 £413 +10.00% 327
East Midlands +3 227 £375 - 246
Wales +8 147 £394 +12.50% 84
North East +10 100 £400 +7.38% 116
Northern Ireland +11 31 £425 -4.76% 30
Isle of Man +1 7 £348 +13.93%
South Coast - 3 - -
C#
UK

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 UK excluding London region with a requirement for C#.

1 3,477 (72.71%) .NET
2 2,189 (45.78%) Agile Software Development
3 1,799 (37.62%) JavaScript
4 1,730 (36.18%) SQL
5 1,681 (35.15%) SQL Server
6 1,623 (33.94%) ASP.NET
7 1,553 (32.48%) MVC
8 1,206 (25.22%) HTML
9 1,155 (24.15%) Microsoft
10 1,144 (23.92%) CSS
11 1,085 (22.69%) Microsoft Azure
12 1,001 (20.93%) .NET Framework
13 956 (19.99%) AngularJS
14 928 (19.41%) ASP.NET Web API
15 882 (18.44%) Test Automation
16 825 (17.25%) TDD
17 748 (15.64%) ASP.NET MVC
18 710 (14.85%) Scrum
19 689 (14.41%) jQuery
20 685 (14.32%) Visual Studio
21 614 (12.84%) Git (software)
22 603 (12.61%) Java
23 593 (12.40%) Web Services
23 593 (12.40%) Continuous Integration
24 541 (11.31%) Finance
25 536 (11.21%) Entity Framework
26 495 (10.35%) Selenium
27 492 (10.29%) Team Foundation Server
28 473 (9.89%) OO
29 454 (9.49%) Windows

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
1 217 (4.54%) SharePoint
2 192 (4.02%) CMS
3 98 (2.05%) Umbraco
4 90 (1.88%) IIS
5 84 (1.76%) Confluence
6 76 (1.59%) BizTalk Server
7 67 (1.40%) SharePoint 2013
8 60 (1.25%) Apache
9 57 (1.19%) nginx
10 55 (1.15%) Elasticsearch
10 55 (1.15%) Tomcat
11 52 (1.09%) Sitecore CMS
12 37 (0.77%) JBoss
13 36 (0.75%) WebLogic
14 32 (0.67%) NServiceBus
15 31 (0.65%) SharePoint 2010
16 30 (0.63%) EPiServer
17 25 (0.52%) Apache Spark
18 24 (0.50%) OpenStack
19 21 (0.44%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 46 (0.96%) Microsoft Excel
2 33 (0.69%) Microsoft Office
3 22 (0.46%) InfoPath
4 19 (0.40%) MS Visio
5 9 (0.19%) Chatbot
6 6 (0.13%) Microsoft Project
7 5 (0.10%) Simulink
8 4 (0.084%) Photoshop
8 4 (0.084%) Spreadsheet
9 3 (0.063%) 3ds Max
9 3 (0.063%) Maya
10 2 (0.042%) Adobe Illustrator
10 2 (0.042%) Microsoft PowerPoint
11 1 (0.021%) Adobe After Effects
11 1 (0.021%) Adobe Captivate
11 1 (0.021%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 1 (0.021%) AutoCAD
11 1 (0.021%) CATIA
11 1 (0.021%) Revit
Business Applications
1 271 (5.67%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (0.23%) Dynamics AX
3 10 (0.21%) Dynamics NAV
4 5 (0.10%) Sage 200
5 4 (0.084%) Markit EDM
6 3 (0.063%) CiviCRM
6 3 (0.063%) Sage CRM
7 2 (0.042%) BusinessWorks
7 2 (0.042%) nopCommerce
7 2 (0.042%) Oracle EBS
7 2 (0.042%) Shopify
8 1 (0.021%) Cognos TM1
8 1 (0.021%) Dynamics GP
8 1 (0.021%) Oracle Cash Management
8 1 (0.021%) Oracle ERP
8 1 (0.021%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
8 1 (0.021%) Sage BI
8 1 (0.021%) SAP ERP
8 1 (0.021%) SAP MII
8 1 (0.021%) Staffware
Cloud Services
1 1,085 (22.69%) Microsoft Azure
2 329 (6.88%) Amazon AWS
3 165 (3.45%) Dynamics 365
4 127 (2.66%) GitHub
5 112 (2.34%) SaaS
6 96 (2.01%) Office 365
7 81 (1.69%) Serverless
8 67 (1.40%) PaaS
9 54 (1.13%) Google Analytics
10 43 (0.90%) IaaS
11 40 (0.84%) NuGet
12 39 (0.82%) Azure Active Directory
12 39 (0.82%) Azure Functions
12 39 (0.82%) Google Cloud Platform
13 27 (0.56%) Azure Data Factory
14 26 (0.54%) npm
15 24 (0.50%) Google Play
16 20 (0.42%) Cloud Computing
17 17 (0.36%) Boomi
17 17 (0.36%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 141 (2.95%) HTTP
2 104 (2.17%) TCP/IP
3 62 (1.30%) SSL
4 43 (0.90%) Internet
5 21 (0.44%) SNMP
6 20 (0.42%) Ethernet
6 20 (0.42%) VoIP
7 18 (0.38%) DNS
8 17 (0.36%) SMS
9 15 (0.31%) Intranet
10 14 (0.29%) SAN
11 13 (0.27%) 802.11
11 13 (0.27%) SMTP
11 13 (0.27%) VPN
12 11 (0.23%) IMAP
12 11 (0.23%) Wireless
13 10 (0.21%) Firewall
13 10 (0.21%) Tactical Data Link
14 9 (0.19%) NFC
15 8 (0.17%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,681 (35.15%) SQL Server
2 246 (5.14%) NoSQL
3 216 (4.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 209 (4.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 174 (3.64%) MongoDB
6 168 (3.51%) Relational Database
7 104 (2.17%) MySQL
8 92 (1.92%) SQL Server 2016
9 73 (1.53%) SQL Server 2012
10 71 (1.48%) SQL Server 2008
11 70 (1.46%) Oracle Database
12 69 (1.44%) RDBMS
13 65 (1.36%) Power BI
14 63 (1.32%) Data Warehouse
15 61 (1.28%) PostgreSQL
16 59 (1.23%) Azure SQL Database
16 59 (1.23%) Big Data
17 54 (1.13%) Redis
18 49 (1.02%) Apache Cassandra
19 41 (0.86%) Cosmos DB
Development Applications
1 685 (14.32%) Visual Studio
2 614 (12.84%) Git (software)
3 495 (10.35%) Selenium
4 492 (10.29%) Team Foundation Server
5 316 (6.61%) JIRA
6 264 (5.52%) Visual Studio Team System
7 243 (5.08%) Jenkins
8 197 (4.12%) TeamCity
9 166 (3.47%) Cucumber
10 160 (3.35%) SpecFlow
11 139 (2.91%) NUnit
12 131 (2.74%) Octopus Deploy
13 126 (2.63%) WebDriver
14 103 (2.15%) Subversion
15 93 (1.94%) JUnit
16 92 (1.92%) gulp
17 87 (1.82%) JMeter
18 79 (1.65%) Eclipse
19 71 (1.48%) Gatling
20 64 (1.34%) Grunt
General
1 541 (11.31%) Finance
2 112 (2.34%) Retail
3 100 (2.09%) Marketing
4 98 (2.05%) Manufacturing
5 82 (1.71%) Telecoms
6 74 (1.55%) Banking
7 64 (1.34%) Back Office
8 54 (1.13%) Law
9 53 (1.11%) Electronics
10 48 (1.00%) Games
11 35 (0.73%) Legal
12 31 (0.65%) Advertising
13 26 (0.54%) Aerospace
14 25 (0.52%) Automotive
14 25 (0.52%) Billing
15 22 (0.46%) Military
16 18 (0.38%) Publishing
17 13 (0.27%) Avionics
18 12 (0.25%) Local Government
19 10 (0.21%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 3,497 (73.13%) Developer
2 1,714 (35.84%) .NET Developer
3 1,217 (25.45%) C# Developer
4 747 (15.62%) C# .NET Developer
5 363 (7.59%) Full Stack Developer
6 306 (6.40%) Software Developer
7 283 (5.92%) SQL Developer
8 281 (5.88%) ASP.NET Developer
9 269 (5.63%) Senior Developer
10 229 (4.79%) C# ASP.NET Developer
11 209 (4.37%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
12 207 (4.33%) Analyst
12 207 (4.33%) Tester
13 198 (4.14%) Software Engineer
14 191 (3.99%) Angular Developer
15 175 (3.66%) Senior .NET Developer
16 166 (3.47%) Architect
17 150 (3.14%) CRM Developer
18 140 (2.93%) Azure Developer
19 136 (2.84%) Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3,477 (72.71%) .NET
2 1,623 (33.94%) ASP.NET
3 1,206 (25.22%) HTML
4 1,144 (23.92%) CSS
5 1,001 (20.93%) .NET Framework
6 956 (19.99%) AngularJS
7 928 (19.41%) ASP.NET Web API
8 748 (15.64%) ASP.NET MVC
9 689 (14.41%) jQuery
10 593 (12.40%) Web Services
11 536 (11.21%) Entity Framework
12 424 (8.87%) XML
13 422 (8.82%) HTML5
14 410 (8.57%) .NET Core
15 403 (8.43%) REST
16 360 (7.53%) WCF
17 334 (6.98%) JSON
18 333 (6.96%) Node.js
19 332 (6.94%) React
20 329 (6.88%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 278 (5.81%) Greenfield Project
2 189 (3.95%) Analytical Skills
3 143 (2.99%) User Experience
4 141 (2.95%) Self-Motivation
5 125 (2.61%) Enterprise Software
6 113 (2.36%) Mobile App
7 48 (1.00%) Fintech
8 34 (0.71%) N-Tier
9 30 (0.63%) Management Information System
10 29 (0.61%) Public Cloud
10 29 (0.61%) Reference Data
11 28 (0.59%) Data Structures
12 27 (0.56%) Algorithms
13 23 (0.48%) NHS
14 18 (0.38%) Virtual Team
15 16 (0.33%) Data Centre
15 16 (0.33%) SCADA
16 14 (0.29%) iPad
16 14 (0.29%) iPhone
17 13 (0.27%) Cyberthreat
Operating Systems
1 454 (9.49%) Windows
2 243 (5.08%) Linux
3 100 (2.09%) Android
4 99 (2.07%) Apple iOS
5 86 (1.80%) Windows Server
6 75 (1.57%) Unix
7 57 (1.19%) Ubuntu
8 35 (0.73%) Windows Server 2012
9 19 (0.40%) Windows 10
10 18 (0.38%) Windows Server 2008
11 16 (0.33%) Windows Server 2003
12 14 (0.29%) Kali Linux
13 12 (0.25%) CentOS
14 11 (0.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 11 (0.23%) Windows 7
15 9 (0.19%) Solaris
16 8 (0.17%) Debian
17 7 (0.15%) Windows 8
17 7 (0.15%) Windows XP
18 5 (0.10%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,189 (45.78%) Agile Software Development
2 1,553 (32.48%) MVC
3 882 (18.44%) Test Automation
4 825 (17.25%) TDD
5 710 (14.85%) Scrum
6 593 (12.40%) Continuous Integration
7 473 (9.89%) OO
8 443 (9.26%) Software Engineering
9 422 (8.82%) DevOps
10 402 (8.41%) Microservices
11 395 (8.26%) BDD
12 338 (7.07%) Web Development
13 316 (6.61%) CRM
14 303 (6.34%) SDLC
15 296 (6.19%) Unit Testing
16 279 (5.83%) Problem-Solving
17 269 (5.63%) E-Commerce
18 261 (5.46%) SOLID
19 198 (4.14%) Computer Science
20 194 (4.06%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 1,799 (37.62%) JavaScript
2 1,730 (36.18%) SQL
3 603 (12.61%) Java
4 366 (7.65%) Python
5 327 (6.84%) T-SQL
6 286 (5.98%) C++
7 236 (4.94%) PowerShell
8 210 (4.39%) TypeScript
9 198 (4.14%) VB.NET
10 121 (2.53%) Ruby
11 101 (2.11%) Perl
11 101 (2.11%) Scala
12 98 (2.05%) PL/SQL
12 98 (2.05%) VB
13 93 (1.94%) C
14 75 (1.57%) PHP
15 69 (1.44%) Groovy
16 53 (1.11%) Haskell
17 49 (1.02%) VBA
18 40 (0.84%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 296 (6.19%) Degree
2 294 (6.15%) Security Cleared
3 195 (4.08%) SC Cleared
4 77 (1.61%) Computer Science Degree
5 48 (1.00%) DV Cleared
6 45 (0.94%) Microsoft Certification
7 41 (0.86%) ISTQB
8 35 (0.73%) ISEB
9 27 (0.56%) BPSS Clearance
10 25 (0.52%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 23 (0.48%) MCSE
12 20 (0.42%) CISSP
13 18 (0.38%) TOGAF Certification
14 13 (0.27%) CREST Certified
14 13 (0.27%) OSCE
15 12 (0.25%) Postgraduate
16 11 (0.23%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
16 11 (0.23%) Master's Degree
17 10 (0.21%) HND
17 10 (0.21%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 180 (3.76%) QA
2 28 (0.59%) GDPR
3 19 (0.40%) Data Quality
3 19 (0.40%) WCAG
4 16 (0.33%) ISO 9001
5 15 (0.31%) MISRA
5 15 (0.31%) MISRA C
6 14 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 13 (0.27%) SLA
8 12 (0.25%) PCI DSS
9 11 (0.23%) PMO
10 8 (0.17%) Disclosure Scotland
10 8 (0.17%) ISAE 3402
10 8 (0.17%) ISO 22301
10 8 (0.17%) ISO 31000
10 8 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 27005
10 8 (0.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 8 (0.17%) WAI
11 6 (0.13%) TickIT
12 3 (0.063%) HL7
System Software
1 279 (5.83%) Docker
2 62 (1.30%) Active Directory
3 15 (0.31%) VMware Infrastructure
4 11 (0.23%) vSphere
5 8 (0.17%) ISA Server
5 8 (0.17%) Microsoft App-V
5 8 (0.17%) Virtual Machines
6 7 (0.15%) Virtual Desktop
6 7 (0.15%) XenApp
7 4 (0.084%) Hyper-V
8 3 (0.063%) Firmware
8 3 (0.063%) XenDesktop
9 2 (0.042%) ACF2
9 2 (0.042%) RACF
9 2 (0.042%) Squid
10 1 (0.021%) Apache Flume
10 1 (0.021%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 116 (2.43%) Kubernetes
2 80 (1.67%) Puppet
3 59 (1.23%) Kibana
4 51 (1.07%) Grafana
5 31 (0.65%) Ansible
6 25 (0.52%) Opscode Chef
6 25 (0.52%) Terraform
7 22 (0.46%) Nessus
8 18 (0.38%) HP ALM
9 14 (0.29%) Nmap
10 10 (0.21%) SCCM
11 9 (0.19%) HockeyApp
11 9 (0.19%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 8 (0.17%) Single Sign-On
12 8 (0.17%) Trend Micro Deep Security
13 6 (0.13%) WSUS
14 4 (0.084%) NetBackup
14 4 (0.084%) Tivoli Storage Manager
15 3 (0.063%) HAProxy
15 3 (0.063%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1,155 (24.15%) Microsoft
2 338 (7.07%) Oracle
3 142 (2.97%) Google
4 110 (2.30%) Xamarin
5 86 (1.80%) Sitecore
6 72 (1.51%) SAP
7 52 (1.09%) Atlassian
8 42 (0.88%) Apple
9 35 (0.73%) Adobe
10 28 (0.59%) IBM
10 28 (0.59%) VMware
10 28 (0.59%) webMethods
11 26 (0.54%) Telerik
12 24 (0.50%) Nintex
13 23 (0.48%) HP
13 23 (0.48%) Talend
14 21 (0.44%) Red Hat
15 20 (0.42%) Epicor
16 19 (0.40%) Salesforce.com
16 19 (0.40%) Twitter