Period
to 21 January 2019

The median contractor rate for a C# .NET Developer was £435 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 21 January 2019.

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
21 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 220 212 195
Rank change year-on-year -8 -17 -29
Contract jobs requiring a C# .NET Developer 1,246 1,305 1,362
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.26% 1.32% 1.42%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.33% 1.39% 1.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,027 1,099 1,024
UK median daily rate £435 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.75% +6.67% +4.17%
10th Percentile £313 £308 £268
90th Percentile £606 £588 £556
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year +7.14% +2.94% +1.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 7 13
UK median hourly rate £45.00 £47.00 £38.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.26% +22.08% -3.75%
10th Percentile £25.55 £45.00 £18.50
90th Percentile £58.75 £187.50 £43.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £45.00 £30.25
% change year-on-year -11.11% +48.76% -25.31%

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 93,557 93,702 91,089
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.67% 94.89% 94.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 61,855 62,239 59,469
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +3.03%
10th Percentile £269 £260 £253
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,858 2,759 3,218
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.08% +2.78% -5.26%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.75 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.83 £47.00
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 21 January 2019.

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 21 January 2019.

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

C# .NET Developer
Top 15 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 21 January 2019. 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 -13 1,165 £445 +11.25% 728
UK excluding London -15 669 £375 +7.14% 532
London -20 557 £500 +5.26% 224
South East -18 222 £463 +25.85% 135
North of England +17 213 £365 +5.04% 172
Yorkshire +10 106 £365 +10.61% 77
North West +4 96 £363 - 85
Midlands +6 95 £360 +2.86% 97
West Midlands +10 70 £375 -1.96% 55
South West -33 57 £375 +7.14% 62
Scotland +1 31 £388 +3.33% 16
Wales +2 27 £413 +17.86% 9
East Midlands -11 25 £350 +2.94% 42
East of England -39 24 £400 +10.34% 38
North East +4 11 £413 +12.24% 10

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

For the 6 months to 21 January 2019, 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 1,246 (100.00%) C#
1 1,246 (100.00%) .NET
2 627 (50.32%) ASP.NET
3 601 (48.23%) SQL Server
4 567 (45.51%) MVC
5 549 (44.06%) Agile Software Development
6 459 (36.84%) JavaScript
7 454 (36.44%) SQL
8 362 (29.05%) .NET Framework
8 362 (29.05%) AngularJS
9 338 (27.13%) Microsoft Azure
10 308 (24.72%) ASP.NET Web API
11 303 (24.32%) ASP.NET MVC
12 294 (23.60%) Finance
13 278 (22.31%) Microsoft
14 268 (21.51%) HTML
15 264 (21.19%) CSS
16 253 (20.30%) TDD
17 201 (16.13%) Entity Framework
18 194 (15.57%) jQuery
19 185 (14.85%) Scrum
20 178 (14.29%) .NET Core
21 156 (12.52%) React
21 156 (12.52%) Web Services
22 150 (12.04%) WCF
23 141 (11.32%) Visual Studio
24 138 (11.08%) Continuous Integration
25 133 (10.67%) Microservices
26 129 (10.35%) BDD
26 129 (10.35%) 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 59 (4.74%) CMS
2 35 (2.81%) IIS
3 32 (2.57%) Umbraco
4 14 (1.12%) NServiceBus
5 13 (1.04%) Elasticsearch
5 13 (1.04%) SharePoint
6 9 (0.72%) Sitecore CMS
7 6 (0.48%) Confluence
8 4 (0.32%) BizTalk Server
9 3 (0.24%) Oracle Workflow
10 2 (0.16%) K2 blackpearl
10 2 (0.16%) Kentico
11 1 (0.080%) MS Exchange
11 1 (0.080%) Mule
11 1 (0.080%) Mule ESB
11 1 (0.080%) OpenStack
11 1 (0.080%) Orchard CMS
11 1 (0.080%) Sitefinity
Applications
1 31 (2.49%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (0.24%) Acrobat
2 3 (0.24%) Photoshop
3 2 (0.16%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.080%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 20 (1.61%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.40%) RMDS
3 3 (0.24%) thinkFolio
4 2 (0.16%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.16%) OpenLink RightAngle
5 1 (0.080%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.080%) SDL Web 8
Cloud Services
1 338 (27.13%) Microsoft Azure
2 87 (6.98%) Amazon AWS
3 30 (2.41%) Google Cloud Platform
4 25 (2.01%) GitHub
5 23 (1.85%) Serverless
6 13 (1.04%) Azure Functions
6 13 (1.04%) SaaS
7 8 (0.64%) Office 365
8 7 (0.56%) Azure Active Directory
9 5 (0.40%) AWS Lambda
9 5 (0.40%) Azure Data Factory
9 5 (0.40%) Dynamics 365
9 5 (0.40%) PaaS
10 4 (0.32%) NuGet
11 3 (0.24%) npm
11 3 (0.24%) OpenShift
12 2 (0.16%) Cloud Computing
12 2 (0.16%) Data Lake Analytics
12 2 (0.16%) Google Play
13 1 (0.080%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (1.36%) HTTP
2 10 (0.80%) Internet
3 7 (0.56%) TCP/IP
4 3 (0.24%) DNS
4 3 (0.24%) Reverse Proxy
5 1 (0.080%) AMQP
5 1 (0.080%) Extranet
5 1 (0.080%) FTP
5 1 (0.080%) IMAP
5 1 (0.080%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 601 (48.23%) SQL Server
2 67 (5.38%) NoSQL
3 55 (4.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 34 (2.73%) SQL Server 2016
5 31 (2.49%) Data Warehouse
5 31 (2.49%) SQL Server 2008
6 29 (2.33%) SQL Server 2014
7 27 (2.17%) Azure SQL Database
8 26 (2.09%) Relational Database
9 25 (2.01%) Oracle Database
10 24 (1.93%) SQL Server 2012
11 20 (1.61%) MongoDB
12 19 (1.52%) Cosmos DB
12 19 (1.52%) SQL Server 2000
12 19 (1.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 17 (1.36%) Redis
14 14 (1.12%) Power BI
15 13 (1.04%) Data Lake
16 11 (0.88%) Oracle Database 12c
17 10 (0.80%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 141 (11.32%) Visual Studio
2 125 (10.03%) Git (software)
3 95 (7.62%) Team Foundation Server
4 73 (5.86%) Visual Studio Team System
5 62 (4.98%) TeamCity
6 56 (4.49%) JIRA
7 50 (4.01%) Octopus Deploy
8 41 (3.29%) Selenium
9 34 (2.73%) NUnit
10 27 (2.17%) SpecFlow
11 26 (2.09%) Jenkins
12 24 (1.93%) AccuRev
13 18 (1.44%) Bitbucket
14 11 (0.88%) Visual Studio Coded UI
15 10 (0.80%) MSTest
16 9 (0.72%) Moq
16 9 (0.72%) MSBuild
16 9 (0.72%) ReSharper
17 8 (0.64%) Oracle Forms
18 6 (0.48%) Subversion
General
1 294 (23.60%) Finance
2 76 (6.10%) Banking
3 62 (4.98%) Front Office
4 42 (3.37%) Retail
5 24 (1.93%) Investment Banking
6 22 (1.77%) Telecoms
7 20 (1.61%) Marketing
8 15 (1.20%) Electronics
8 15 (1.20%) Manufacturing
9 12 (0.96%) Law
10 10 (0.80%) Financial Institution
11 9 (0.72%) Legal
12 8 (0.64%) Advertising
12 8 (0.64%) Back Office
13 4 (0.32%) Publishing
14 3 (0.24%) Billing
14 3 (0.24%) Corporate Banking
15 2 (0.16%) French Language
15 2 (0.16%) German Language
16 1 (0.080%) Private Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,246 (100.00%) .NET
2 627 (50.32%) ASP.NET
3 362 (29.05%) .NET Framework
3 362 (29.05%) AngularJS
4 308 (24.72%) ASP.NET Web API
5 303 (24.32%) ASP.NET MVC
6 268 (21.51%) HTML
7 264 (21.19%) CSS
8 201 (16.13%) Entity Framework
9 194 (15.57%) jQuery
10 178 (14.29%) .NET Core
11 156 (12.52%) React
11 156 (12.52%) Web Services
12 150 (12.04%) WCF
13 128 (10.27%) WPF
14 116 (9.31%) REST
15 95 (7.62%) RESTful
16 87 (6.98%) WinForms
17 63 (5.06%) HTML5
18 59 (4.74%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 112 (8.99%) Greenfield Project
2 43 (3.45%) Fintech
3 41 (3.29%) Analytical Skills
4 40 (3.21%) Enterprise Software
5 36 (2.89%) Mobile App
6 34 (2.73%) Self-Motivation
7 32 (2.57%) User Experience
8 26 (2.09%) Hedge funds
9 23 (1.85%) Fixed Income
10 18 (1.44%) Derivative
11 16 (1.28%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 15 (1.20%) Equities
13 11 (0.88%) Credit Risk
13 11 (0.88%) Embedded Systems
14 10 (0.80%) Algorithms
15 9 (0.72%) Blog
15 9 (0.72%) Device Driver
16 6 (0.48%) N-Tier
17 5 (0.40%) Data Structures
17 5 (0.40%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 76 (6.10%) Windows
2 18 (1.44%) Windows Server
3 12 (0.96%) Linux
4 9 (0.72%) Android
5 5 (0.40%) Apple iOS
6 2 (0.16%) Unix
7 1 (0.080%) Windows 10
7 1 (0.080%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 567 (45.51%) MVC
2 549 (44.06%) Agile Software Development
3 253 (20.30%) TDD
4 185 (14.85%) Scrum
5 138 (11.08%) Continuous Integration
6 133 (10.67%) Microservices
7 129 (10.35%) BDD
7 129 (10.35%) E-Commerce
8 127 (10.19%) Software Engineering
9 121 (9.71%) Test Automation
9 121 (9.71%) Web Development
10 119 (9.55%) OO
11 111 (8.91%) SDLC
12 92 (7.38%) SOLID
13 77 (6.18%) DevOps
13 77 (6.18%) Unit Testing
14 63 (5.06%) Problem-Solving
15 61 (4.90%) Computer Science
16 57 (4.57%) Migration
17 52 (4.17%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 1,246 (100.00%) C#
2 459 (36.84%) JavaScript
3 454 (36.44%) SQL
4 105 (8.43%) VB.NET
5 103 (8.27%) T-SQL
6 64 (5.14%) TypeScript
7 45 (3.61%) PowerShell
8 40 (3.21%) VB
9 39 (3.13%) PL/SQL
10 35 (2.81%) VBA
11 25 (2.01%) Java
12 19 (1.52%) C++
13 16 (1.28%) Python
14 10 (0.80%) C
15 8 (0.64%) Go
15 8 (0.64%) XAML
16 7 (0.56%) Scala
17 5 (0.40%) PHP
18 4 (0.32%) R
18 4 (0.32%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 78 (6.26%) Degree
2 36 (2.89%) Security Cleared
3 26 (2.09%) SC Cleared
4 18 (1.44%) Computer Science Degree
5 6 (0.48%) BPSS Clearance
6 4 (0.32%) Numerate Degree
7 2 (0.16%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (0.16%) PhD
8 1 (0.080%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.080%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.080%) MCSA
8 1 (0.080%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 61 (4.90%) QA
2 6 (0.48%) SLA
3 2 (0.16%) ISO 9001
3 2 (0.16%) PMO
3 2 (0.16%) TickIT
3 2 (0.16%) WCAG
4 1 (0.080%) GDPR
System Software
1 75 (6.02%) Docker
2 7 (0.56%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.16%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 57 (4.57%) Kubernetes
2 19 (1.52%) Ansible
3 5 (0.40%) Terraform
4 3 (0.24%) Single Sign-On
5 1 (0.080%) BladeLogic
5 1 (0.080%) TeamSite
Vendors
1 278 (22.31%) Microsoft
2 94 (7.54%) Oracle
3 22 (1.77%) Citrix
3 22 (1.77%) Google
4 15 (1.20%) SAP
5 14 (1.12%) Sitecore
6 12 (0.96%) Xamarin
7 7 (0.56%) Reuters
7 7 (0.56%) Teradata
8 6 (0.48%) Bloomberg
8 6 (0.48%) DevExpress
8 6 (0.48%) TIBCO
9 5 (0.40%) Atlassian
9 5 (0.40%) ION Trading
9 5 (0.40%) Salesforce.com
10 4 (0.32%) Twitter
11 3 (0.24%) Adobe
11 3 (0.24%) IBM
11 3 (0.24%) ServiceNow
11 3 (0.24%) Telerik