Period
to 23 October 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 23 October 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
23 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 12 22 23
Rank change year-on-year +10 +1 -1
Contract jobs citing C# 4,645 3,660 4,262
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 8.43% 6.97% 7.25%
As % of the Programming Languages category 20.96% 18.82% 19.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,235 2,535 2,881
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £365 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.30% +4.29% -
10th Percentile £300 £285 £263
90th Percentile £525 £488 £488
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 81 106 119
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% -
10th Percentile £25.00 £26.25 £20.67
90th Percentile £50.00 £52.50 £46.00
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £43.25 £40.00
% change year-on-year -1.73% +8.13% -

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 22,157 19,452 21,928
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 40.23% 37.04% 37.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 14,282 12,368 13,978
UK excluding London median daily rate £418 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.38% +6.67% +3.45%
10th Percentile £300 £275 £263
90th Percentile £550 £538 £525
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 554 641 772
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.27 £40.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.36% +8.00% +0.07%
10th Percentile £16.14 £15.79 £14.25
90th Percentile £51.18 £53.00 £51.59
UK median hourly rate £42.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +5.00% +6.67% +2.26%

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 23 October 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 23 October 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 23 October 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 +14 1,406 £415 +10.67% 913
North of England +15 1,092 £375 +7.14% 1,032
Midlands +3 716 £388 +6.90% 656
South West +1 582 £400 +11.11% 417
North West +9 566 £375 +3.45% 570
Yorkshire +16 441 £375 +10.29% 364
West Midlands +3 438 £400 +6.67% 380
Scotland +1 371 £375 +3.45% 171
East of England -7 308 £400 +6.67% 367
East Midlands +3 274 £375 +7.14% 276
Wales +4 145 £400 +11.11% 74
North East +1 85 £380 +8.57% 98
Northern Ireland +14 34 £433 +7.32% 45
Isle of Man 0 3 £348 +65.48%
South Coast - 3 - -
C#
UK

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 3,433 (73.91%) .NET
2 2,100 (45.21%) Agile Software Development
3 1,764 (37.98%) JavaScript
4 1,747 (37.61%) SQL
5 1,696 (36.51%) SQL Server
6 1,634 (35.18%) ASP.NET
7 1,528 (32.90%) MVC
8 1,221 (26.29%) HTML
9 1,120 (24.11%) CSS
9 1,120 (24.11%) Microsoft
10 1,026 (22.09%) Microsoft Azure
11 983 (21.16%) AngularJS
12 952 (20.50%) .NET Framework
13 910 (19.59%) ASP.NET Web API
14 813 (17.50%) Test Automation
15 785 (16.90%) TDD
16 757 (16.30%) ASP.NET MVC
17 727 (15.65%) Scrum
18 667 (14.36%) Visual Studio
19 660 (14.21%) jQuery
20 577 (12.42%) Git (software)
21 567 (12.21%) Java
22 549 (11.82%) Web Services
23 535 (11.52%) Continuous Integration
24 533 (11.47%) Entity Framework
25 531 (11.43%) Finance
26 510 (10.98%) Team Foundation Server
27 468 (10.08%) Windows
28 463 (9.97%) Selenium
29 438 (9.43%) Software Engineering

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
1 244 (5.25%) SharePoint
2 182 (3.92%) CMS
3 116 (2.50%) IIS
4 97 (2.09%) Umbraco
5 82 (1.77%) SharePoint 2013
6 79 (1.70%) BizTalk Server
7 71 (1.53%) Confluence
8 51 (1.10%) Sitecore CMS
8 51 (1.10%) Tomcat
9 49 (1.05%) Elasticsearch
9 49 (1.05%) nginx
10 48 (1.03%) Apache
11 46 (0.99%) SharePoint 2010
12 39 (0.84%) EPiServer
13 31 (0.67%) NServiceBus
14 28 (0.60%) WebLogic
15 26 (0.56%) Apache Solr
16 25 (0.54%) JBoss
17 24 (0.52%) SharePoint Server
18 23 (0.50%) OpenStack
Applications
1 45 (0.97%) Microsoft Excel
2 31 (0.67%) Microsoft Office
3 26 (0.56%) InfoPath
4 14 (0.30%) MS Visio
5 8 (0.17%) Chatbot
6 7 (0.15%) Simulink
7 6 (0.13%) Spreadsheet
8 5 (0.11%) Photoshop
9 4 (0.086%) 3ds Max
9 4 (0.086%) Maya
10 3 (0.065%) Adobe Illustrator
10 3 (0.065%) Microsoft Project
11 2 (0.043%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 2 (0.043%) CATIA
12 1 (0.022%) Adobe After Effects
12 1 (0.022%) Adobe Captivate
12 1 (0.022%) AutoCAD
12 1 (0.022%) Microsoft PowerPoint
12 1 (0.022%) Revit
Business Applications
1 215 (4.63%) Dynamics CRM
2 14 (0.30%) Dynamics NAV
3 13 (0.28%) Dynamics AX
4 9 (0.19%) Sage 200
5 5 (0.11%) Visualfiles
6 4 (0.086%) Elite 3E
6 4 (0.086%) Markit EDM
6 4 (0.086%) Sage CRM
6 4 (0.086%) SAP MII
7 3 (0.065%) Oracle EBS
7 3 (0.065%) Oracle ERP
8 2 (0.043%) ENOVIA
8 2 (0.043%) Oracle Applications
8 2 (0.043%) Shopify
8 2 (0.043%) Teamcenter
9 1 (0.022%) Epicor Tropos
9 1 (0.022%) Infor M3
9 1 (0.022%) Oracle Cash Management
9 1 (0.022%) Sage 300 ERP
9 1 (0.022%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 1,026 (22.09%) Microsoft Azure
2 298 (6.42%) Amazon AWS
3 154 (3.32%) Dynamics 365
4 112 (2.41%) SaaS
5 108 (2.33%) Office 365
6 78 (1.68%) GitHub
7 75 (1.61%) Serverless
8 57 (1.23%) PaaS
9 47 (1.01%) Google Analytics
10 40 (0.86%) Google Cloud Platform
11 37 (0.80%) Azure Functions
11 37 (0.80%) npm
12 36 (0.78%) IaaS
13 35 (0.75%) NuGet
14 29 (0.62%) Azure Active Directory
15 28 (0.60%) Cloud Computing
16 15 (0.32%) AWS Lambda
17 13 (0.28%) Azure Data Factory
17 13 (0.28%) Boomi
17 13 (0.28%) BrowserStack
Communications & Networking
1 126 (2.71%) HTTP
2 106 (2.28%) TCP/IP
3 60 (1.29%) SSL
4 56 (1.21%) Internet
5 22 (0.47%) Ethernet
6 19 (0.41%) SMS
7 18 (0.39%) DNS
8 16 (0.34%) SMTP
9 14 (0.30%) Firewall
10 12 (0.26%) HTTPS
10 12 (0.26%) Intranet
10 12 (0.26%) Kerberos
11 11 (0.24%) Wireshark
12 10 (0.22%) FTP
12 10 (0.22%) IMAP
13 9 (0.19%) Network Security
13 9 (0.19%) SAN
13 9 (0.19%) VoIP
14 8 (0.17%) SNMP
15 7 (0.15%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,696 (36.51%) SQL Server
2 235 (5.06%) NoSQL
3 221 (4.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 213 (4.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 170 (3.66%) MongoDB
6 169 (3.64%) Relational Database
7 113 (2.43%) MySQL
8 87 (1.87%) SQL Server 2008
9 78 (1.68%) SQL Server 2016
10 71 (1.53%) RDBMS
10 71 (1.53%) SQL Server 2012
11 64 (1.38%) Oracle Database
12 63 (1.36%) Redis
13 62 (1.33%) Power BI
14 59 (1.27%) PostgreSQL
15 57 (1.23%) Azure SQL Database
16 55 (1.18%) Big Data
17 50 (1.08%) Data Warehouse
18 48 (1.03%) Apache Cassandra
19 37 (0.80%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 667 (14.36%) Visual Studio
2 577 (12.42%) Git (software)
3 510 (10.98%) Team Foundation Server
4 463 (9.97%) Selenium
5 279 (6.01%) JIRA
6 218 (4.69%) Jenkins
7 216 (4.65%) Visual Studio Team System
8 211 (4.54%) TeamCity
9 186 (4.00%) SpecFlow
10 158 (3.40%) Cucumber
11 156 (3.36%) NUnit
12 155 (3.34%) Octopus Deploy
13 124 (2.67%) WebDriver
14 98 (2.11%) Subversion
15 77 (1.66%) JUnit
16 71 (1.53%) gulp
17 64 (1.38%) Gatling
18 63 (1.36%) Eclipse
18 63 (1.36%) JMeter
19 59 (1.27%) Bitbucket
General
1 531 (11.43%) Finance
2 100 (2.15%) Retail
3 94 (2.02%) Marketing
4 89 (1.92%) Manufacturing
5 85 (1.83%) Banking
6 77 (1.66%) Telecoms
7 61 (1.31%) Back Office
8 56 (1.21%) Games
9 53 (1.14%) Law
10 46 (0.99%) Advertising
11 43 (0.93%) Electronics
12 39 (0.84%) Legal
13 34 (0.73%) Automotive
14 32 (0.69%) Aerospace
15 23 (0.50%) Military
16 15 (0.32%) Publishing
17 14 (0.30%) Billing
18 10 (0.22%) Local Government
19 9 (0.19%) Avionics
19 9 (0.19%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 3,410 (73.41%) Developer
2 1,676 (36.08%) .NET Developer
3 1,190 (25.62%) C# Developer
4 750 (16.15%) C# .NET Developer
5 332 (7.15%) Full Stack Developer
6 310 (6.67%) Software Developer
7 291 (6.26%) ASP.NET Developer
8 279 (6.01%) SQL Developer
9 242 (5.21%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 236 (5.08%) Senior Developer
11 212 (4.56%) Software Engineer
12 205 (4.41%) Angular Developer
13 194 (4.18%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
14 192 (4.13%) Analyst
15 173 (3.72%) Tester
16 165 (3.55%) Senior .NET Developer
17 143 (3.08%) Architect
18 131 (2.82%) Automation Tester
19 129 (2.78%) CRM Developer
20 121 (2.60%) C# Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3,433 (73.91%) .NET
2 1,634 (35.18%) ASP.NET
3 1,221 (26.29%) HTML
4 1,120 (24.11%) CSS
5 983 (21.16%) AngularJS
6 952 (20.50%) .NET Framework
7 910 (19.59%) ASP.NET Web API
8 757 (16.30%) ASP.NET MVC
9 660 (14.21%) jQuery
10 549 (11.82%) Web Services
11 533 (11.47%) Entity Framework
12 434 (9.34%) XML
13 419 (9.02%) HTML5
14 389 (8.37%) REST
15 378 (8.14%) WCF
16 374 (8.05%) .NET Core
17 311 (6.70%) React
18 308 (6.63%) JSON
19 289 (6.22%) Node.js
20 281 (6.05%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 275 (5.92%) Greenfield Project
2 179 (3.85%) Computer Science
3 168 (3.62%) Analytical Skills
4 138 (2.97%) Enterprise Software
5 129 (2.78%) User Experience
6 118 (2.54%) Self-Motivation
7 109 (2.35%) Mobile App
8 47 (1.01%) Fintech
9 38 (0.82%) Public Cloud
10 31 (0.67%) Algorithms
11 29 (0.62%) Data Structures
11 29 (0.62%) N-Tier
12 28 (0.60%) Management Information System
13 24 (0.52%) Reference Data
14 16 (0.34%) iPhone
15 15 (0.32%) Embedded Systems
16 14 (0.30%) Mainframe
17 13 (0.28%) Virtual Team
18 12 (0.26%) Digital Media
19 11 (0.24%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 468 (10.08%) Windows
2 235 (5.06%) Linux
3 103 (2.22%) Windows Server
4 95 (2.05%) Apple iOS
5 93 (2.00%) Android
6 64 (1.38%) Unix
7 51 (1.10%) Ubuntu
8 49 (1.05%) Windows Server 2012
9 30 (0.65%) Windows Server 2008
10 23 (0.50%) Windows Server 2003
11 11 (0.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 11 (0.24%) Windows 10
12 10 (0.22%) CentOS
12 10 (0.22%) Windows 7
13 8 (0.17%) Debian
14 7 (0.15%) VMS
15 6 (0.13%) Solaris
16 5 (0.11%) Mac OS X
17 4 (0.086%) Windows 2000 Server
17 4 (0.086%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,100 (45.21%) Agile Software Development
2 1,528 (32.90%) MVC
3 813 (17.50%) Test Automation
4 785 (16.90%) TDD
5 727 (15.65%) Scrum
6 535 (11.52%) Continuous Integration
7 438 (9.43%) Software Engineering
8 417 (8.98%) OO
9 392 (8.44%) Microservices
10 380 (8.18%) DevOps
11 372 (8.01%) BDD
12 339 (7.30%) Web Development
13 311 (6.70%) Unit Testing
14 300 (6.46%) E-Commerce
15 278 (5.98%) Problem-Solving
16 268 (5.77%) CRM
17 265 (5.71%) SDLC
18 247 (5.32%) SOLID
19 203 (4.37%) Migration
20 169 (3.64%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 1,764 (37.98%) JavaScript
2 1,747 (37.61%) SQL
3 567 (12.21%) Java
4 333 (7.17%) T-SQL
5 330 (7.10%) Python
6 293 (6.31%) C++
7 278 (5.98%) PowerShell
8 217 (4.67%) VB.NET
9 205 (4.41%) TypeScript
10 104 (2.24%) Ruby
11 103 (2.22%) C
12 101 (2.17%) VB
13 99 (2.13%) Scala
14 97 (2.09%) PL/SQL
15 89 (1.92%) Perl
16 76 (1.64%) PHP
17 61 (1.31%) Groovy
18 55 (1.18%) VBA
19 47 (1.01%) Haskell
20 39 (0.84%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 301 (6.48%) Degree
2 278 (5.98%) Security Cleared
3 201 (4.33%) SC Cleared
4 82 (1.77%) Computer Science Degree
5 53 (1.14%) ISTQB
5 53 (1.14%) Microsoft Certification
6 44 (0.95%) ISEB
7 33 (0.71%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 24 (0.52%) BPSS Clearance
8 24 (0.52%) MCSE
9 20 (0.43%) DV Cleared
10 16 (0.34%) TOGAF Certification
11 15 (0.32%) CISSP
12 13 (0.28%) Master's Degree
13 12 (0.26%) Postgraduate
14 11 (0.24%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
14 11 (0.24%) Numerate Degree
15 8 (0.17%) HND
15 8 (0.17%) SSCP
16 7 (0.15%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 177 (3.81%) QA
2 26 (0.56%) GDPR
3 15 (0.32%) Data Quality
4 13 (0.28%) MISRA
4 13 (0.28%) MISRA C
5 12 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 12 (0.26%) WCAG
6 11 (0.24%) ISO 9001
7 8 (0.17%) PMO
7 8 (0.17%) SLA
8 7 (0.15%) Disclosure Scotland
8 7 (0.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 6 (0.13%) HL7
9 6 (0.13%) PCI DSS
10 4 (0.086%) ISAE 3402
10 4 (0.086%) ISO 22301
10 4 (0.086%) ISO 31000
10 4 (0.086%) ISO/IEC 27005
10 4 (0.086%) TickIT
10 4 (0.086%) WAI
System Software
1 248 (5.34%) Docker
2 67 (1.44%) Active Directory
3 12 (0.26%) Virtual Machines
4 11 (0.24%) Hyper-V
5 10 (0.22%) VMware Infrastructure
5 10 (0.22%) vSphere
6 6 (0.13%) Apache Flume
7 4 (0.086%) ISA Server
8 3 (0.065%) Virtual Servers
8 3 (0.065%) XenDesktop
9 2 (0.043%) ACF2
9 2 (0.043%) Firmware
9 2 (0.043%) RACF
10 1 (0.022%) HDFS
10 1 (0.022%) Microsoft App-V
10 1 (0.022%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 89 (1.92%) Kubernetes
2 85 (1.83%) Puppet
3 48 (1.03%) Kibana
4 45 (0.97%) Grafana
5 33 (0.71%) Opscode Chef
6 28 (0.60%) Terraform
7 27 (0.58%) Ansible
8 17 (0.37%) HP ALM
9 15 (0.32%) WSUS
10 11 (0.24%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 9 (0.19%) HockeyApp
12 8 (0.17%) HP Quality Center
12 8 (0.17%) SCCM
12 8 (0.17%) Single Sign-On
13 6 (0.13%) Nessus
14 5 (0.11%) Failover Clustering
14 5 (0.11%) Packer
15 4 (0.086%) SCOM
15 4 (0.086%) Tivoli Storage Manager
15 4 (0.086%) Trend Micro Deep Security
Vendors
1 1,120 (24.11%) Microsoft
2 314 (6.76%) Oracle
3 136 (2.93%) Google
4 97 (2.09%) Xamarin
5 91 (1.96%) Sitecore
6 74 (1.59%) SAP
7 50 (1.08%) Atlassian
8 37 (0.80%) Adobe
9 32 (0.69%) Nintex
10 30 (0.65%) HP
11 28 (0.60%) Apple
12 27 (0.58%) IBM
13 23 (0.50%) webMethods
14 22 (0.47%) Twitter
14 22 (0.47%) VMware
15 21 (0.45%) Rackspace
16 20 (0.43%) Epicor
16 20 (0.43%) Telerik
16 20 (0.43%) Teradata
17 19 (0.41%) Salesforce.com