Period
to 18 November 2018

The median contractor rate for a C# .NET Developer was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 18 November 2018.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to 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# .NET Developer
UK
6 months to
18 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 199 207 203
Rank change year-on-year +8 -4 -35
Contract jobs requiring a C# .NET Developer 1,444 1,341 1,406
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.41% 1.31% 1.33%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.49% 1.38% 1.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,193 1,112 1,088
UK median daily rate £425 £388 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.68% +6.16% +1.39%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £275
90th Percentile £625 £588 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +7.14% - +4.48%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 13 20
UK median hourly rate £43.75 £45.00 £41.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.78% +9.09% +3.13%
10th Percentile £27.13 £42.00 £18.50
90th Percentile £58.75 £48.00 £46.15
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £45.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year -5.56% +12.50% +14.29%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
UK
Contract vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 97,025 96,947 100,219
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.75% 94.94% 94.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 64,020 63,895 65,382
UK median daily rate £450 £448 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.56% +5.29% +6.25%
10th Percentile £269 £260 £250
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £392
% change year-on-year +6.25% +2.04% +4.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3,016 2,903 3,326
UK median hourly rate £18.00 £18.70 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.74% +3.89% -
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.96 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.83 £47.32
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50

C# .NET Developer
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured C# .NET Developer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for C# .NET Developer in the UK

C# .NET Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for C# .NET Developer in the UK

C# .NET Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing C# .NET Developer over the 6 months to 18 November 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for C# .NET Developer in the UK

C# .NET Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for C# .NET Developer in the UK

C# .NET Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing C# .NET Developer over the 6 months to 18 November 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for C# .NET Developer in the UK

C# .NET Developer
Top 16 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing C# .NET Developer within the UK over the 6 months to 18 November 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
England +12 1,362 £425 +6.25% 725
UK excluding London +3 744 £375 +7.14% 548
London +15 674 £500 +5.26% 216
South East 0 250 £415 +14.48% 157
North of England +21 234 £365 +7.35% 142
North West +8 110 £363 +2.11% 66
Yorkshire +22 108 £365 +10.61% 70
Midlands -17 99 £360 +5.88% 93
West Midlands -2 66 £375 +8.70% 57
South West -46 60 £375 +7.14% 65
East of England -20 45 £400 +10.34% 52
East Midlands -17 33 £350 +5.26% 36
Scotland -15 31 £358 +2.14% 28
Wales -2 24 £388 +10.71% 8
North East +4 16 £340 - 6
Northern Ireland +32 2 £433 +2.83% 3

C# .NET Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 November 2018, C# .NET Developer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads featuring C# .NET Developer in the job title.

1 1,444 (100.00%) C#
1 1,444 (100.00%) .NET
2 800 (55.40%) ASP.NET
3 695 (48.13%) MVC
4 660 (45.71%) SQL Server
5 659 (45.64%) Agile Software Development
6 568 (39.34%) SQL
7 529 (36.63%) JavaScript
8 423 (29.29%) ASP.NET MVC
9 420 (29.09%) AngularJS
10 418 (28.95%) .NET Framework
11 401 (27.77%) ASP.NET Web API
12 377 (26.11%) Microsoft Azure
13 350 (24.24%) Microsoft
14 337 (23.34%) TDD
15 330 (22.85%) HTML
16 322 (22.30%) Finance
17 302 (20.91%) CSS
18 236 (16.34%) Entity Framework
19 214 (14.82%) jQuery
20 213 (14.75%) Scrum
21 197 (13.64%) WCF
22 185 (12.81%) Web Services
23 182 (12.60%) .NET Core
24 165 (11.43%) Continuous Integration
25 157 (10.87%) Web Development
26 156 (10.80%) Visual Studio
26 156 (10.80%) Microservices
27 155 (10.73%) React
28 152 (10.53%) E-Commerce

C# .NET Developer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 75 (5.19%) CMS
2 41 (2.84%) IIS
3 34 (2.35%) Umbraco
4 24 (1.66%) SharePoint
5 23 (1.59%) Sitecore CMS
6 15 (1.04%) NServiceBus
7 13 (0.90%) Elasticsearch
8 5 (0.35%) Confluence
9 4 (0.28%) BizTalk Server
9 4 (0.28%) Kentico
9 4 (0.28%) Oracle Workflow
10 3 (0.21%) K2 blackpearl
10 3 (0.21%) SharePoint 2010
10 3 (0.21%) WebSphere
11 2 (0.14%) EPiServer
11 2 (0.14%) Sitefinity
12 1 (0.069%) Apache Solr
12 1 (0.069%) DNN
12 1 (0.069%) Orchard CMS
12 1 (0.069%) WordPress
Applications
1 21 (1.45%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (0.35%) Spreadsheet
3 4 (0.28%) Acrobat
3 4 (0.28%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.069%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 20 (1.39%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.35%) RMDS
3 3 (0.21%) thinkFolio
4 2 (0.14%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.14%) OpenLink RightAngle
5 1 (0.069%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 377 (26.11%) Microsoft Azure
2 106 (7.34%) Amazon AWS
3 36 (2.49%) Google Cloud Platform
4 26 (1.80%) GitHub
5 25 (1.73%) Serverless
6 18 (1.25%) SaaS
7 12 (0.83%) Office 365
8 9 (0.62%) Azure Functions
8 9 (0.62%) npm
9 8 (0.55%) Azure Active Directory
10 7 (0.48%) Dynamics 365
11 6 (0.42%) NuGet
12 5 (0.35%) AWS Lambda
13 4 (0.28%) AWS Fargate
13 4 (0.28%) Cloud Computing
14 3 (0.21%) Azure Data Factory
15 2 (0.14%) Google Play
15 2 (0.14%) iPaaS
15 2 (0.14%) OpenShift
16 1 (0.069%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 28 (1.94%) HTTP
2 14 (0.97%) Internet
3 10 (0.69%) TCP/IP
4 5 (0.35%) DNS
5 3 (0.21%) IMAP
5 3 (0.21%) SMTP
6 2 (0.14%) FTP
6 2 (0.14%) Intranet
6 2 (0.14%) SSL
7 1 (0.069%) Extranet
7 1 (0.069%) HTTPS
7 1 (0.069%) MQTT
7 1 (0.069%) SMS
7 1 (0.069%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 660 (45.71%) SQL Server
2 98 (6.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 61 (4.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 56 (3.88%) NoSQL
5 43 (2.98%) SQL Server 2016
6 42 (2.91%) SQL Server 2008
7 40 (2.77%) Relational Database
8 31 (2.15%) Azure SQL Database
8 31 (2.15%) SQL Server 2012
9 30 (2.08%) Oracle Database
10 23 (1.59%) Cosmos DB
10 23 (1.59%) Redis
11 22 (1.52%) Data Warehouse
12 20 (1.39%) SQL Server 2014
13 18 (1.25%) SQL Server 2000
14 17 (1.18%) MongoDB
14 17 (1.18%) PostgreSQL
14 17 (1.18%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 16 (1.11%) MySQL
16 13 (0.90%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 156 (10.80%) Visual Studio
2 144 (9.97%) Git (software)
3 110 (7.62%) Team Foundation Server
4 79 (5.47%) Octopus Deploy
5 75 (5.19%) TeamCity
6 73 (5.06%) Visual Studio Team System
7 63 (4.36%) JIRA
7 63 (4.36%) Selenium
8 45 (3.12%) NUnit
9 36 (2.49%) SpecFlow
10 33 (2.29%) Jenkins
11 25 (1.73%) AccuRev
12 22 (1.52%) Bitbucket
12 22 (1.52%) ReSharper
13 14 (0.97%) Moq
14 13 (0.90%) MSTest
15 12 (0.83%) WebDriver
16 10 (0.69%) NCrunch
16 10 (0.69%) Visual Studio Coded UI
17 9 (0.62%) MSBuild
General
1 322 (22.30%) Finance
2 140 (9.70%) Banking
3 71 (4.92%) Front Office
4 43 (2.98%) Investment Banking
4 43 (2.98%) Retail
5 19 (1.32%) Telecoms
6 18 (1.25%) Financial Institution
6 18 (1.25%) Law
7 16 (1.11%) Legal
7 16 (1.11%) Marketing
8 14 (0.97%) Back Office
9 11 (0.76%) Manufacturing
10 10 (0.69%) Corporate Banking
10 10 (0.69%) Electronics
11 9 (0.62%) Advertising
12 8 (0.55%) Games
13 3 (0.21%) Publishing
14 2 (0.14%) Billing
14 2 (0.14%) Prime Brokerage
15 1 (0.069%) Interactive Media
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,444 (100.00%) .NET
2 800 (55.40%) ASP.NET
3 423 (29.29%) ASP.NET MVC
4 420 (29.09%) AngularJS
5 418 (28.95%) .NET Framework
6 401 (27.77%) ASP.NET Web API
7 330 (22.85%) HTML
8 302 (20.91%) CSS
9 236 (16.34%) Entity Framework
10 214 (14.82%) jQuery
11 197 (13.64%) WCF
12 185 (12.81%) Web Services
13 182 (12.60%) .NET Core
14 155 (10.73%) React
15 150 (10.39%) WPF
16 141 (9.76%) REST
17 111 (7.69%) HTML5
18 91 (6.30%) RESTful
19 86 (5.96%) WinForms
20 71 (4.92%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 139 (9.63%) Greenfield Project
2 62 (4.29%) Computer Science
3 54 (3.74%) Fintech
4 47 (3.25%) Analytical Skills
5 44 (3.05%) Enterprise Software
6 39 (2.70%) Fixed Income
6 39 (2.70%) User Experience
7 38 (2.63%) Mobile App
7 38 (2.63%) Self-Motivation
8 24 (1.66%) Derivative
9 19 (1.32%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 18 (1.25%) Hedge funds
11 17 (1.18%) Equities
12 16 (1.11%) Blog
12 16 (1.11%) Credit Risk
13 14 (0.97%) Grid Computing
14 11 (0.76%) Embedded Systems
15 9 (0.62%) Algorithms
15 9 (0.62%) Device Driver
16 7 (0.48%) Credit Derivative
Operating Systems
1 90 (6.23%) Windows
2 24 (1.66%) Windows Server
3 19 (1.32%) Android
4 17 (1.18%) Apple iOS
5 12 (0.83%) Linux
6 2 (0.14%) Unix
7 1 (0.069%) Windows 10
7 1 (0.069%) Windows Embedded Compact
7 1 (0.069%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 695 (48.13%) MVC
2 659 (45.64%) Agile Software Development
3 337 (23.34%) TDD
4 213 (14.75%) Scrum
5 165 (11.43%) Continuous Integration
6 157 (10.87%) Web Development
7 156 (10.80%) Microservices
8 152 (10.53%) E-Commerce
9 143 (9.90%) BDD
10 132 (9.14%) Software Engineering
11 127 (8.80%) Test Automation
12 120 (8.31%) OO
13 111 (7.69%) Problem-Solving
14 106 (7.34%) SOLID
15 99 (6.86%) SDLC
16 94 (6.51%) Unit Testing
17 76 (5.26%) DevOps
18 59 (4.09%) Multithreading
19 55 (3.81%) SOA
20 52 (3.60%) Continuous Delivery
Programming Languages
1 1,444 (100.00%) C#
2 568 (39.34%) SQL
3 529 (36.63%) JavaScript
4 110 (7.62%) T-SQL
5 101 (6.99%) VB.NET
6 76 (5.26%) TypeScript
7 52 (3.60%) PowerShell
8 31 (2.15%) PL/SQL
9 29 (2.01%) VB
10 24 (1.66%) C++
11 23 (1.59%) Java
12 20 (1.39%) VBA
13 17 (1.18%) Python
14 12 (0.83%) C
15 10 (0.69%) PHP
16 9 (0.62%) R
17 6 (0.42%) XAML
18 4 (0.28%) ES6
19 3 (0.21%) Apple Swift
19 3 (0.21%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 91 (6.30%) Degree
2 33 (2.29%) Security Cleared
3 23 (1.59%) SC Cleared
4 22 (1.52%) Computer Science Degree
5 6 (0.42%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (0.28%) Numerate Degree
7 3 (0.21%) BPSS Clearance
7 3 (0.21%) TOGAF Certification
8 2 (0.14%) CTC Cleared
8 2 (0.14%) Master's Degree
9 1 (0.069%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.069%) MCSA
9 1 (0.069%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 55 (3.81%) QA
2 6 (0.42%) SLA
3 4 (0.28%) GDPR
4 3 (0.21%) Disclosure Scotland
5 2 (0.14%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.14%) TickIT
5 2 (0.14%) WCAG
6 1 (0.069%) PMO
6 1 (0.069%) Solvency II
System Software
1 91 (6.30%) Docker
2 6 (0.42%) Active Directory
3 3 (0.21%) Platform Symphony
Systems Management
1 60 (4.16%) Kubernetes
2 17 (1.18%) Ansible
3 7 (0.48%) Terraform
4 5 (0.35%) Single Sign-On
5 1 (0.069%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 350 (24.24%) Microsoft
2 87 (6.02%) Oracle
3 27 (1.87%) Sitecore
4 22 (1.52%) Google
5 18 (1.25%) Citrix
6 14 (0.97%) SAP
7 13 (0.90%) DevExpress
7 13 (0.90%) Xamarin
8 11 (0.76%) Teradata
9 8 (0.55%) Salesforce.com
10 7 (0.48%) Reuters
11 5 (0.35%) Bloomberg
11 5 (0.35%) ION Trading
11 5 (0.35%) TIBCO
12 4 (0.28%) Adobe
12 4 (0.28%) Atlassian
12 4 (0.28%) Telerik
13 3 (0.21%) Alteryx
13 3 (0.21%) Facebook
13 3 (0.21%) Twitter