Period
to 20 February 2018

The median contractor rate for a C# .NET Developer was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 20 February 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
20 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 211 185 164
Rank change year-on-year -26 -21 -12
Contract jobs requiring a C# .NET Developer 1,297 1,362 1,644
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.28% 1.43% 1.53%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.35% 1.51% 1.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,074 1,012 1,245
UK median daily rate £400 £375 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +4.17% +2.86%
10th Percentile £308 £269 £275
90th Percentile £588 £575 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £350 £338
% change year-on-year +2.86% +3.70% +3.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 14 14
UK median hourly rate £47.00 £39.25 £42.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +19.75% -7.10% +12.67%
10th Percentile £45.00 £18.50 £32.28
90th Percentile £187.50 £44.43 £63.92
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £38.50 £42.25
% change year-on-year +16.88% -8.88% +12.67%

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 96,244 90,304 101,790
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.78% 94.76% 95.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 63,934 58,869 65,148
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £263 £253 £250
90th Percentile £625 £606 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £380
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,859 3,223 3,703
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.89% -5.26% +15.15%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.63 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.02 £47.50 £47.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year - -5.41% +12.43%

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 20 February 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 20 February 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 20 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
England -25 1,233 £400 +6.67% 739
UK excluding London -36 679 £360 +2.86% 493
London -10 604 £475 +5.56% 263
South East -15 233 £375 +3.81% 129
North of England +24 174 £339 +0.74% 173
Midlands -51 99 £350 +3.70% 67
Yorkshire +45 96 £330 +10.00% 81
North West -23 75 £350 +3.70% 84
East of England -14 68 £363 +11.54% 54
West Midlands -4 59 £388 +14.39% 40
South West -31 58 £363 +11.54% 53
East Midlands -56 38 £340 +4.62% 27
Scotland -17 32 £375 +8.70% 10
Wales +4 16 £358 +5.93% 6
Northern Ireland -19 4 £421 +2.58% 1
North East +28 3 £360 +2.86% 8

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

For the 6 months to 20 February 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 1,297 (100.00%) C#
1 1,297 (100.00%) .NET
2 732 (56.44%) SQL Server
3 701 (54.05%) MVC
4 675 (52.04%) ASP.NET
5 583 (44.95%) Agile Software Development
6 582 (44.87%) SQL
7 533 (41.09%) JavaScript
8 443 (34.16%) ASP.NET MVC
9 394 (30.38%) TDD
10 376 (28.99%) ASP.NET Web API
11 374 (28.84%) HTML
12 359 (27.68%) AngularJS
13 349 (26.91%) CSS
14 299 (23.05%) Microsoft
14 299 (23.05%) .NET Framework
15 286 (22.05%) Finance
16 246 (18.97%) jQuery
17 236 (18.20%) Web Services
18 234 (18.04%) WCF
19 227 (17.50%) Microsoft Azure
20 217 (16.73%) Scrum
21 179 (13.80%) Continuous Integration
22 165 (12.72%) Team Foundation Server
22 165 (12.72%) BDD
22 165 (12.72%) Banking
22 165 (12.72%) VB.NET
23 162 (12.49%) Entity Framework
24 161 (12.41%) T-SQL
25 150 (11.57%) Git (software)

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 66 (5.09%) CMS
2 50 (3.86%) IIS
3 42 (3.24%) Elasticsearch
4 34 (2.62%) NServiceBus
5 29 (2.24%) Sitecore CMS
6 27 (2.08%) SharePoint
7 19 (1.46%) Umbraco
8 12 (0.93%) Kentico
9 6 (0.46%) Apache Solr
9 6 (0.46%) Confluence
9 6 (0.46%) EPiServer
10 5 (0.39%) BizTalk Server
11 3 (0.23%) ColdFusion
11 3 (0.23%) SharePoint 2010
12 2 (0.15%) Apache
12 2 (0.15%) SharePoint 2013
12 2 (0.15%) WebSphere
13 1 (0.077%) Adobe Experience Manager
13 1 (0.077%) GeoServer
13 1 (0.077%) Orchard CMS
Applications
1 37 (2.85%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (0.39%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (0.23%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 3 (0.23%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.077%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 14 (1.08%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.15%) Endur
3 1 (0.077%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.077%) Kondor
3 1 (0.077%) OpenText MBPM
3 1 (0.077%) SunGard GMI
3 1 (0.077%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 227 (17.50%) Microsoft Azure
2 107 (8.25%) Amazon AWS
3 17 (1.31%) GitHub
4 9 (0.69%) Office 365
5 8 (0.62%) PaaS
6 6 (0.46%) Dynamics 365
6 6 (0.46%) IaaS
7 5 (0.39%) npm
7 5 (0.39%) SaaS
8 3 (0.23%) Amazon EMR
8 3 (0.23%) Dropbox
8 3 (0.23%) Google Cloud Platform
8 3 (0.23%) Serverless
9 2 (0.15%) Data Lake Analytics
10 1 (0.077%) Algolia
10 1 (0.077%) Amazon EC2
10 1 (0.077%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 16 (1.23%) Internet
2 9 (0.69%) Intranet
2 9 (0.69%) SMS
3 4 (0.31%) HTTP
4 3 (0.23%) DNS
4 3 (0.23%) SMTP
4 3 (0.23%) TCP/IP
4 3 (0.23%) WEP
5 2 (0.15%) CTI
5 2 (0.15%) Extranet
5 2 (0.15%) IMAP
5 2 (0.15%) Network Security
6 1 (0.077%) AMQP
6 1 (0.077%) BGP
6 1 (0.077%) Firewall
6 1 (0.077%) Skype
6 1 (0.077%) SSL
6 1 (0.077%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 732 (56.44%) SQL Server
2 72 (5.55%) NoSQL
3 71 (5.47%) SQL Server 2008
3 71 (5.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 71 (5.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 47 (3.62%) Relational Database
5 46 (3.55%) MongoDB
6 45 (3.47%) SQL Server 2012
7 36 (2.78%) Oracle Database
8 33 (2.54%) SQL Server 2014
9 28 (2.16%) SQL Server 2016
10 22 (1.70%) Data Warehouse
11 21 (1.62%) Blockchain
12 17 (1.31%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 15 (1.16%) RDBMS
14 14 (1.08%) Oracle Database 11g
14 14 (1.08%) RavenDB
15 13 (1.00%) Azure SQL Database
15 13 (1.00%) MySQL
16 12 (0.93%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 165 (12.72%) Team Foundation Server
2 150 (11.57%) Git (software)
3 145 (11.18%) Visual Studio
4 99 (7.63%) NUnit
5 98 (7.56%) TeamCity
6 75 (5.78%) Octopus Deploy
7 59 (4.55%) Selenium
8 49 (3.78%) SpecFlow
9 44 (3.39%) Visual Studio Team System
10 42 (3.24%) Moq
11 40 (3.08%) MSBuild
12 34 (2.62%) JIRA
13 30 (2.31%) ReSharper
14 23 (1.77%) MSTest
15 22 (1.70%) Subversion
16 18 (1.39%) Jenkins
17 13 (1.00%) Jasmine
18 11 (0.85%) Atlassian Bamboo
19 9 (0.69%) Hudson
19 9 (0.69%) Mercurial
General
1 286 (22.05%) Finance
2 165 (12.72%) Banking
3 69 (5.32%) Front Office
4 58 (4.47%) Investment Banking
5 41 (3.16%) Financial Institution
6 32 (2.47%) Marketing
7 27 (2.08%) Back Office
8 26 (2.00%) Retail
9 22 (1.70%) Law
10 21 (1.62%) Legal
11 13 (1.00%) Manufacturing
12 12 (0.93%) Telecoms
13 9 (0.69%) Electronics
14 4 (0.31%) Advertising
15 3 (0.23%) Games
15 3 (0.23%) Prime Brokerage
16 1 (0.077%) Corporate Banking
16 1 (0.077%) International Banking
16 1 (0.077%) Retail Banking
16 1 (0.077%) Retail Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,297 (100.00%) .NET
2 675 (52.04%) ASP.NET
3 443 (34.16%) ASP.NET MVC
4 376 (28.99%) ASP.NET Web API
5 374 (28.84%) HTML
6 359 (27.68%) AngularJS
7 349 (26.91%) CSS
8 299 (23.05%) .NET Framework
9 246 (18.97%) jQuery
10 236 (18.20%) Web Services
11 234 (18.04%) WCF
12 162 (12.49%) Entity Framework
13 130 (10.02%) WPF
14 118 (9.10%) KnockoutJS
15 111 (8.56%) React
16 109 (8.40%) HTML5
17 103 (7.94%) WinForms
18 92 (7.09%) RESTful
19 91 (7.02%) REST
20 85 (6.55%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 108 (8.33%) Greenfield Project
2 48 (3.70%) Enterprise Software
3 47 (3.62%) N-Tier
4 44 (3.39%) Analytical Skills
5 42 (3.24%) Client/Server
6 38 (2.93%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 35 (2.70%) Fintech
8 30 (2.31%) Computer Science
9 29 (2.24%) User Experience
10 27 (2.08%) Fixed Income
11 24 (1.85%) Derivative
11 24 (1.85%) Equities
12 22 (1.70%) Mobile App
13 18 (1.39%) Algorithms
14 17 (1.31%) Hedge funds
15 12 (0.93%) Data Structures
16 10 (0.77%) Tandem
17 8 (0.62%) Blog
17 8 (0.62%) Online Banking
18 7 (0.54%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 116 (8.94%) Windows
2 21 (1.62%) Windows Server
3 8 (0.62%) Android
4 4 (0.31%) Apple iOS
5 3 (0.23%) Linux
5 3 (0.23%) Nucleus RTOS
5 3 (0.23%) Unix
5 3 (0.23%) Windows Phone
6 2 (0.15%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (0.15%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.077%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 701 (54.05%) MVC
2 583 (44.95%) Agile Software Development
3 394 (30.38%) TDD
4 217 (16.73%) Scrum
5 179 (13.80%) Continuous Integration
6 165 (12.72%) BDD
7 148 (11.41%) Web Development
8 121 (9.33%) SOLID
9 116 (8.94%) E-Commerce
10 113 (8.71%) Microservices
11 106 (8.17%) Unit Testing
12 90 (6.94%) Software Engineering
12 90 (6.94%) Test Automation
13 88 (6.78%) OO
14 71 (5.47%) Front End Development
15 61 (4.70%) OOP
16 60 (4.63%) Pair Programming
17 53 (4.09%) MVVM
18 49 (3.78%) Kanban
19 48 (3.70%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 1,297 (100.00%) C#
2 582 (44.87%) SQL
3 533 (41.09%) JavaScript
4 165 (12.72%) VB.NET
5 161 (12.41%) T-SQL
6 73 (5.63%) TypeScript
7 46 (3.55%) Java
7 46 (3.55%) VB
8 39 (3.01%) PowerShell
9 35 (2.70%) VBA
10 29 (2.24%) C++
11 27 (2.08%) PL/SQL
12 21 (1.62%) VB6
13 9 (0.69%) F#
14 8 (0.62%) C
14 8 (0.62%) XAML
15 7 (0.54%) Python
16 6 (0.46%) MUMPS
17 5 (0.39%) Ruby
17 5 (0.39%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 42 (3.24%) Degree
2 13 (1.00%) Security Cleared
3 9 (0.69%) Microsoft Certification
4 8 (0.62%) Computer Science Degree
5 7 (0.54%) SC Cleared
6 5 (0.39%) BPSS Clearance
7 3 (0.23%) DBS Check
7 3 (0.23%) MCAD
7 3 (0.23%) MCP
7 3 (0.23%) MCSD
7 3 (0.23%) MCTS
8 2 (0.15%) PhD
9 1 (0.077%) BC Cleared
9 1 (0.077%) HND
9 1 (0.077%) ISTQB
9 1 (0.077%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (2.93%) QA
2 20 (1.54%) MiFID
3 7 (0.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (0.39%) PCI DSS
5 4 (0.31%) HL7
6 2 (0.15%) PMO
6 2 (0.15%) SLA
6 2 (0.15%) WCAG
7 1 (0.077%) Disclosure Scotland
7 1 (0.077%) EMIR
7 1 (0.077%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.077%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 48 (3.70%) Docker
2 5 (0.39%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.15%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (0.077%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.077%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 10 (0.77%) Opscode Chef
1 10 (0.77%) Puppet
2 9 (0.69%) Ansible
3 5 (0.39%) BladeLogic
3 5 (0.39%) Kubernetes
3 5 (0.39%) Single Sign-On
4 3 (0.23%) Control-M
5 2 (0.15%) Terraform
Vendors
1 299 (23.05%) Microsoft
2 133 (10.25%) Oracle
3 35 (2.70%) Sitecore
4 17 (1.31%) Xamarin
5 13 (1.00%) Sybase
6 12 (0.93%) Capita
7 10 (0.77%) Telerik
8 9 (0.69%) SAP
9 6 (0.46%) Citrix
10 5 (0.39%) Google
11 4 (0.31%) DevExpress
11 4 (0.31%) IBM
11 4 (0.31%) Tableau
11 4 (0.31%) TIBCO
12 3 (0.23%) Blue Prism
12 3 (0.23%) Charles River
12 3 (0.23%) Embarcadero
13 2 (0.15%) OpenLink
13 2 (0.15%) Salesforce.com
13 2 (0.15%) Twitter