Period
to 12 August 2020

The median contractor rate for a C# .NET Developer was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 12 August 2020.

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
12 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 338 269 204
Rank change year-on-year -69 -65 -8
Contract jobs requiring a C# .NET Developer 198 922 1,441
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.57% 1.01% 1.40%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.62% 1.08% 1.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 161 789 1,216
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £319 £313 £310
90th Percentile £700 £600 £619
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £388 £370
% change year-on-year +6.45% +4.73% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 7 2
Median hourly rate £35.00 £60.00 £31.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -41.67% +93.55% -31.11%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £60.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year -41.67% +41.18% -5.56%

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 32,143 85,711 97,293
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.01% 94.34% 94.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 19,955 56,236 63,690
Median daily rate £475 £465 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.15% +3.33% +3.45%
10th Percentile £256 £263 £269
90th Percentile £671 £650 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £433 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +1.80% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,329 2,930 3,113
Median hourly rate £26.61 £19.64 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +35.46% +9.11% -3.74%
10th Percentile £11.74 £11.17 £11.00
90th Percentile £52.12 £52.50 £47.83
Median hourly rate £21.50 £18.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +16.22% +5.71% -1.55%

C# .NET Developer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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

C# .NET Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing C# .NET Developer.

Daily rate trend for C# .NET Developer in the UK

C# .NET Developer
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing C# .NET Developer over the 6 months to 12 August 2020.

Daily rate histogram for C# .NET Developer in the UK

C# .NET Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing C# .NET Developer.

Hourly rate trend for C# .NET Developer in the UK

C# .NET Developer
Top 14 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 12 August 2020. 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 -82 177 £450 +5.88% 260
London -8 96 £538 +8.59% 78
UK excluding London -67 88 £413 +6.45% 189
Work from Home -7 28 £425 +0.59% 71
South West +88 24 £420 +5.00% 17
South East +25 24 £450 +2.86% 43
East of England +54 12 £345 -12.38% 22
Midlands +6 12 £444 +18.33% 45
North of England -11 9 £360 -4.00% 55
Scotland +60 8 £400 +5.26% 3
West Midlands +44 8 £475 +18.75% 19
North West -9 5 £360 -4.00% 39
Yorkshire +44 4 £356 -2.40% 13
East Midlands +17 4 £375 +4.17% 26

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

For the 6 months to 12 August 2020, 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.

1 198 (100.00%) C#
1 198 (100.00%) .NET
2 103 (52.02%) SQL
3 84 (42.42%) SQL Server
3 84 (42.42%) ASP.NET
4 81 (40.91%) JavaScript
5 79 (39.90%) Agile Software Development
6 68 (34.34%) .NET Framework
7 67 (33.84%) MVC
8 66 (33.33%) Azure
9 58 (29.29%) .NET Core
10 53 (26.77%) HTML
11 51 (25.76%) AngularJS
12 48 (24.24%) Microsoft
13 47 (23.74%) Entity Framework
14 46 (23.23%) Finance
15 41 (20.71%) TDD
16 40 (20.20%) CSS
17 39 (19.70%) ASP.NET Web API
18 36 (18.18%) React
19 32 (16.16%) DevOps
20 30 (15.15%) ASP.NET MVC
21 29 (14.65%) Windows
22 28 (14.14%) jQuery
22 28 (14.14%) Continuous Integration
23 27 (13.64%) WPF
24 26 (13.13%) Front Office
24 26 (13.13%) Oracle
25 25 (12.63%) Git (software)
25 25 (12.63%) Microservices

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 14 (7.07%) IIS
2 8 (4.04%) Elasticsearch
3 6 (3.03%) Umbraco
4 5 (2.53%) SharePoint
5 3 (1.52%) NServiceBus
6 1 (0.51%) CMS
6 1 (0.51%) Confluence
6 1 (0.51%) Kentico
6 1 (0.51%) nginx
6 1 (0.51%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 9 (4.55%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.51%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (0.51%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 66 (33.33%) Azure
2 17 (8.59%) AWS
3 15 (7.58%) Serverless
4 6 (3.03%) AWS Lambda
4 6 (3.03%) Azure Functions
4 6 (3.03%) PaaS
5 4 (2.02%) Amazon SQS
5 4 (2.02%) Logic Apps
5 4 (2.02%) SaaS
6 3 (1.52%) AWS Step Functions
6 3 (1.52%) Dynamics 365
6 3 (1.52%) GitHub
6 3 (1.52%) Power Platform
7 2 (1.01%) Amazon S3
7 2 (1.01%) Azure Active Directory
7 2 (1.01%) NuGet
8 1 (0.51%) GCP
8 1 (0.51%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.51%) DNS
1 1 (0.51%) Intranet
1 1 (0.51%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 84 (42.42%) SQL Server
2 15 (7.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 15 (7.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 10 (5.05%) MongoDB
4 8 (4.04%) Data Warehouse
4 8 (4.04%) Relational Database
5 7 (3.54%) NoSQL
5 7 (3.54%) OLAP
5 7 (3.54%) Redis
6 6 (3.03%) Azure SQL Database
6 6 (3.03%) SQL Server 2008
7 5 (2.53%) Cosmos DB
8 4 (2.02%) PostgreSQL
8 4 (2.02%) SQL Server 2014
9 3 (1.52%) Big Data
9 3 (1.52%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 3 (1.52%) SQL Server 2019
9 3 (1.52%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 2 (1.01%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 2 (1.01%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 25 (12.63%) Git (software)
2 23 (11.62%) TeamCity
3 15 (7.58%) Team Foundation Server
4 12 (6.06%) Octopus Deploy
5 11 (5.56%) Visual Studio
6 9 (4.55%) SpecFlow
7 8 (4.04%) Jenkins
7 8 (4.04%) webpack
8 5 (2.53%) Babel
8 5 (2.53%) gulp
8 5 (2.53%) Selenium
9 4 (2.02%) Bitbucket
9 4 (2.02%) Jasmine
10 3 (1.52%) JIRA
10 3 (1.52%) MSTest
10 3 (1.52%) NUnit
10 3 (1.52%) Subversion
11 2 (1.01%) Moq
12 1 (0.51%) MSBuild
12 1 (0.51%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 46 (23.23%) Finance
2 26 (13.13%) Front Office
3 21 (10.61%) Banking
4 7 (3.54%) Back Office
4 7 (3.54%) Investment Banking
4 7 (3.54%) Public Sector
5 5 (2.53%) Retail
6 4 (2.02%) Marketing
7 3 (1.52%) Financial Institution
7 3 (1.52%) Manufacturing
8 2 (1.01%) Electronics
8 2 (1.01%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.51%) Automotive
9 1 (0.51%) German Language
9 1 (0.51%) International Banking
9 1 (0.51%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 198 (100.00%) .NET
2 84 (42.42%) ASP.NET
3 68 (34.34%) .NET Framework
4 58 (29.29%) .NET Core
5 53 (26.77%) HTML
6 51 (25.76%) AngularJS
7 47 (23.74%) Entity Framework
8 40 (20.20%) CSS
9 39 (19.70%) ASP.NET Web API
10 36 (18.18%) React
11 30 (15.15%) ASP.NET MVC
12 28 (14.14%) jQuery
13 27 (13.64%) WPF
14 24 (12.12%) REST
15 20 (10.10%) Web Services
16 18 (9.09%) WCF
17 17 (8.59%) NHibernate
18 15 (7.58%) WebSockets
19 14 (7.07%) Twitter Bootstrap
20 13 (6.57%) Dapper ORM
Miscellaneous
1 22 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (7.58%) Greenfield Project
3 12 (6.06%) Fixed Income
4 8 (4.04%) User Experience
5 3 (1.52%) Data Structures
5 3 (1.52%) Mobile App
5 3 (1.52%) N-Tier
5 3 (1.52%) Self-Motivation
6 2 (1.01%) Blog
6 2 (1.01%) EPoS
6 2 (1.01%) Equities
6 2 (1.01%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.01%) Private Cloud
7 1 (0.51%) Algorithms
7 1 (0.51%) Credit Risk
7 1 (0.51%) Derivative
7 1 (0.51%) Equity Derivative
7 1 (0.51%) Reinsurance
7 1 (0.51%) Robotics
7 1 (0.51%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 29 (14.65%) Windows
2 19 (9.60%) Windows Server
3 7 (3.54%) Linux
4 2 (1.01%) Android
4 2 (1.01%) Apple iOS
4 2 (1.01%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (1.01%) Windows Server 2016
5 1 (0.51%) CentOS
5 1 (0.51%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 79 (39.90%) Agile Software Development
2 67 (33.84%) MVC
3 41 (20.71%) TDD
4 32 (16.16%) DevOps
5 28 (14.14%) Continuous Integration
6 25 (12.63%) Microservices
7 24 (12.12%) Scrum
8 21 (10.61%) Continuous Improvement
9 20 (10.10%) Unit Testing
10 18 (9.09%) SOLID
11 17 (8.59%) OO
12 15 (7.58%) BDD
12 15 (7.58%) Kanban
12 15 (7.58%) Problem-Solving
12 15 (7.58%) Test Automation
12 15 (7.58%) Web Development
13 14 (7.07%) Electronic Trading
14 13 (6.57%) Economics
14 13 (6.57%) Front End Development
14 13 (6.57%) MVVM
Programming Languages
1 198 (100.00%) C#
2 103 (52.02%) SQL
3 81 (40.91%) JavaScript
4 19 (9.60%) TypeScript
5 18 (9.09%) T-SQL
6 16 (8.08%) VBA
7 12 (6.06%) VB.NET
8 9 (4.55%) VB
9 7 (3.54%) C++
9 7 (3.54%) Java
9 7 (3.54%) PowerShell
10 6 (3.03%) XAML
11 5 (2.53%) Python
12 4 (2.02%) Kotlin
12 4 (2.02%) PL/SQL
12 4 (2.02%) VB6
13 1 (0.51%) C
13 1 (0.51%) ES6
13 1 (0.51%) R
13 1 (0.51%) XPath
Qualifications
1 10 (5.05%) SC Cleared
1 10 (5.05%) Security Cleared
2 6 (3.03%) Degree
3 3 (1.52%) PhD
4 2 (1.01%) Computer Science Degree
4 2 (1.01%) Master's Degree
5 1 (0.51%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (8.08%) QA
2 2 (1.01%) MiFID
2 2 (1.01%) WCAG
3 1 (0.51%) Government Security Classifications
System Software
1 17 (8.59%) Docker
2 4 (2.02%) LXC
3 3 (1.52%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 14 (7.07%) Kubernetes
2 4 (2.02%) Terraform
3 3 (1.52%) Ansible
4 2 (1.01%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.51%) MIIS
5 1 (0.51%) Puppet
Vendors
1 48 (24.24%) Microsoft
2 26 (13.13%) Oracle
3 8 (4.04%) Cognos
4 6 (3.03%) Xamarin
5 5 (2.53%) DevExpress
6 3 (1.52%) Databricks
7 2 (1.01%) Atlassian
7 2 (1.01%) SAP
7 2 (1.01%) Sitecore
7 2 (1.01%) StreamSets
8 1 (0.51%) Adobe
8 1 (0.51%) Bloomberg
8 1 (0.51%) Embarcadero
8 1 (0.51%) Telerik