Period
to 20 August 2019

The median contractor rate for a C# .NET Developer was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 20 August 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
20 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 270 196 201
Rank change year-on-year -74 +5 +16
Contract jobs requiring a C# .NET Developer 903 1,464 1,298
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.00% 1.43% 1.36%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.06% 1.51% 1.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 754 1,219 1,027
UK median daily rate £425 £408 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.29% +8.67% +5.63%
10th Percentile £319 £313 £295
90th Percentile £604 £620 £589
UK excluding London median daily rate £398 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.00% +7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 2 10
UK median hourly rate £60.00 £31.00 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +93.55% -31.11% +4.65%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £60.00 £42.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year +41.18% -5.56% +4.65%

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 84,920 96,975 90,896
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.32% 94.86% 94.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 55,773 63,444 59,037
UK median daily rate £465 £450 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% +2.86% +2.94%
10th Percentile £263 £269 £263
90th Percentile £650 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +3.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,893 3,108 2,782
UK median hourly rate £19.97 £17.83 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.01% -4.68% -1.58%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.00 £10.75
90th Percentile £52.50 £47.83 £48.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £17.89
% change year-on-year +5.71% -2.18% -5.84%

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 August 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 20 August 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 20 August 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 -77 849 £425 +3.03% 600
UK excluding London -41 516 £398 +6.00% 434
London -83 373 £490 -2.00% 184
South East +14 165 £438 +11.46% 116
North of England -28 141 £375 +1.35% 137
North West +5 96 £375 +1.35% 72
Midlands +9 94 £375 +7.14% 77
East Midlands +23 48 £360 +5.88% 27
Yorkshire -43 45 £375 +1.35% 58
West Midlands -8 42 £400 +11.11% 50
East of England -5 40 £400 - 37
South West -46 36 £400 +8.84% 50
Scotland +25 23 £380 +8.57% 5
Northern Ireland +3 11 £338 -21.69% 2
Wales +6 8 £449 +12.19% 11

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

For the 6 months to 20 August 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.

1 903 (100.00%) C#
1 903 (100.00%) .NET
2 419 (46.40%) Agile Software Development
3 405 (44.85%) SQL Server
4 399 (44.19%) ASP.NET
5 375 (41.53%) MVC
6 371 (41.09%) JavaScript
7 341 (37.76%) SQL
8 295 (32.67%) Microsoft Azure
9 261 (28.90%) AngularJS
10 239 (26.47%) TDD
11 229 (25.36%) HTML
12 227 (25.14%) Finance
13 223 (24.70%) .NET Core
14 222 (24.58%) CSS
14 222 (24.58%) ASP.NET Web API
15 218 (24.14%) .NET Framework
16 206 (22.81%) ASP.NET MVC
17 188 (20.82%) Microsoft
18 140 (15.50%) Scrum
19 130 (14.40%) Entity Framework
20 126 (13.95%) jQuery
21 123 (13.62%) Git (software)
22 118 (13.07%) Microservices
23 113 (12.51%) Greenfield Project
24 104 (11.52%) Web Services
25 102 (11.30%) BDD
26 100 (11.07%) WPF
27 96 (10.63%) Continuous Integration
28 95 (10.52%) REST

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 37 (4.10%) IIS
2 16 (1.77%) SharePoint
3 10 (1.11%) Umbraco
4 8 (0.89%) CMS
4 8 (0.89%) Confluence
5 6 (0.66%) BizTalk Server
5 6 (0.66%) NServiceBus
6 4 (0.44%) Elasticsearch
7 2 (0.22%) EPiServer
7 2 (0.22%) Sitecore CMS
8 1 (0.11%) DNN
8 1 (0.11%) Oracle Workflow
8 1 (0.11%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.11%) Sitefinity
Applications
1 38 (4.21%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (0.55%) Photoshop
3 3 (0.33%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (0.33%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 9 (1.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.44%) Dynamics AX
2 4 (0.44%) NetSuite
3 3 (0.33%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (0.33%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.11%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.11%) Revive Adserver
4 1 (0.11%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
4 1 (0.11%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 295 (32.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 73 (8.08%) Amazon AWS
3 21 (2.33%) Serverless
4 12 (1.33%) PaaS
5 10 (1.11%) GitHub
6 8 (0.89%) Azure Functions
6 8 (0.89%) SaaS
7 7 (0.78%) AWS Lambda
7 7 (0.78%) Power Platform
8 6 (0.66%) npm
8 6 (0.66%) OpenShift
9 5 (0.55%) Office 365
9 5 (0.55%) Yammer
10 4 (0.44%) Azure Active Directory
10 4 (0.44%) Force.com
11 2 (0.22%) Amazon ElastiCache
11 2 (0.22%) Amazon S3
11 2 (0.22%) Cloud Computing
11 2 (0.22%) Dynamics 365
11 2 (0.22%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 17 (1.88%) AMQP
2 4 (0.44%) HTTP
2 4 (0.44%) Internet
3 3 (0.33%) Intranet
3 3 (0.33%) TCP/IP
4 2 (0.22%) Modbus
4 2 (0.22%) Skype
4 2 (0.22%) Wireless
5 1 (0.11%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 405 (44.85%) SQL Server
2 71 (7.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 63 (6.98%) NoSQL
4 33 (3.65%) Data Warehouse
5 28 (3.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 23 (2.55%) Relational Database
7 22 (2.44%) Cosmos DB
8 21 (2.33%) PostgreSQL
9 20 (2.21%) SQL Server 2008
10 19 (2.10%) SQL Server 2014
11 17 (1.88%) MongoDB
12 15 (1.66%) Oracle Database
13 12 (1.33%) Azure SQL Database
13 12 (1.33%) Redis
13 12 (1.33%) SQL Server 2016
14 10 (1.11%) MySQL
14 10 (1.11%) SQL Server 2012
15 8 (0.89%) Data Lake
15 8 (0.89%) SQL Server 2017
16 7 (0.78%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 123 (13.62%) Git (software)
2 90 (9.97%) Visual Studio
3 79 (8.75%) Team Foundation Server
4 53 (5.87%) NUnit
5 46 (5.09%) Visual Studio Team System
6 37 (4.10%) Jenkins
7 33 (3.65%) JIRA
8 31 (3.43%) TeamCity
9 28 (3.10%) SpecFlow
10 25 (2.77%) Octopus Deploy
11 18 (1.99%) Bitbucket
12 17 (1.88%) Oracle Forms
13 13 (1.44%) Selenium
14 12 (1.33%) Moq
15 11 (1.22%) MSTest
16 8 (0.89%) StyleCop
17 7 (0.78%) Jasmine
18 6 (0.66%) ReSharper
19 5 (0.55%) webpack
20 4 (0.44%) Karma Test Runner
General
1 227 (25.14%) Finance
2 94 (10.41%) Banking
3 62 (6.87%) Front Office
4 52 (5.76%) Law
5 34 (3.77%) Retail
6 29 (3.21%) Financial Institution
7 23 (2.55%) Public Sector
8 22 (2.44%) Investment Banking
9 20 (2.21%) Legal
10 15 (1.66%) Back Office
11 14 (1.55%) Telecoms
12 9 (1.00%) Marketing
13 8 (0.89%) Manufacturing
14 6 (0.66%) Electronics
15 5 (0.55%) Games
16 4 (0.44%) Advertising
16 4 (0.44%) Pharmaceutical
17 3 (0.33%) Aerospace
18 2 (0.22%) Billing
19 1 (0.11%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 903 (100.00%) .NET
2 399 (44.19%) ASP.NET
3 261 (28.90%) AngularJS
4 229 (25.36%) HTML
5 223 (24.70%) .NET Core
6 222 (24.58%) ASP.NET Web API
6 222 (24.58%) CSS
7 218 (24.14%) .NET Framework
8 206 (22.81%) ASP.NET MVC
9 130 (14.40%) Entity Framework
10 126 (13.95%) jQuery
11 104 (11.52%) Web Services
12 100 (11.07%) WPF
13 95 (10.52%) REST
14 88 (9.75%) WinForms
15 87 (9.63%) React
15 87 (9.63%) RESTful
16 72 (7.97%) WCF
17 71 (7.86%) HTML5
18 56 (6.20%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 113 (12.51%) Greenfield Project
2 34 (3.77%) Derivative
3 31 (3.43%) Data Protection Act
4 30 (3.32%) Enterprise Software
5 21 (2.33%) Analytical Skills
5 21 (2.33%) Mobile App
6 19 (2.10%) Self-Motivation
7 16 (1.77%) Hedge funds
8 10 (1.11%) Algorithms
8 10 (1.11%) Data Structures
8 10 (1.11%) User Experience
9 9 (1.00%) Fixed Income
9 9 (1.00%) OTC Derivatives
10 8 (0.89%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 7 (0.78%) Client/Server
11 7 (0.78%) Cloud Native
12 5 (0.55%) Credit Risk
12 5 (0.55%) Embedded Systems
12 5 (0.55%) EPoS
12 5 (0.55%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 78 (8.64%) Windows
2 6 (0.66%) Android
3 5 (0.55%) Linux
4 3 (0.33%) Apple iOS
4 3 (0.33%) Unix
4 3 (0.33%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 419 (46.40%) Agile Software Development
2 375 (41.53%) MVC
3 239 (26.47%) TDD
4 140 (15.50%) Scrum
5 118 (13.07%) Microservices
6 102 (11.30%) BDD
7 96 (10.63%) Continuous Integration
8 88 (9.75%) DevOps
9 86 (9.52%) Unit Testing
10 84 (9.30%) OO
10 84 (9.30%) SOLID
11 72 (7.97%) Software Engineering
12 62 (6.87%) SDLC
12 62 (6.87%) Test Automation
13 54 (5.98%) Web Development
14 49 (5.43%) OOP
15 48 (5.32%) E-Commerce
16 45 (4.98%) Kanban
17 44 (4.87%) Fintech
18 43 (4.76%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 903 (100.00%) C#
2 371 (41.09%) JavaScript
3 341 (37.76%) SQL
4 93 (10.30%) VB.NET
5 91 (10.08%) T-SQL
6 51 (5.65%) TypeScript
7 38 (4.21%) VBA
8 37 (4.10%) VB
9 33 (3.65%) C++
10 26 (2.88%) PowerShell
11 23 (2.55%) F#
12 21 (2.33%) PL/SQL
13 13 (1.44%) Java
14 11 (1.22%) Python
15 5 (0.55%) C
15 5 (0.55%) ES6
16 4 (0.44%) VB6
17 3 (0.33%) Apex Code
17 3 (0.33%) Apple Swift
17 3 (0.33%) R
Qualifications
1 40 (4.43%) Degree
2 23 (2.55%) Security Cleared
3 16 (1.77%) SC Cleared
4 6 (0.66%) Computer Science Degree
5 3 (0.33%) CTC Cleared
6 1 (0.11%) BC Cleared
6 1 (0.11%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.11%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.11%) MCSD
6 1 (0.11%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 45 (4.98%) QA
2 4 (0.44%) PSD2
3 3 (0.33%) GxP
3 3 (0.33%) PMO
4 1 (0.11%) HL7
4 1 (0.11%) WCAG
System Software
1 71 (7.86%) Docker
2 15 (1.66%) Active Directory
3 5 (0.55%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 43 (4.76%) Kubernetes
2 5 (0.55%) Ansible
2 5 (0.55%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (0.44%) Terraform
4 3 (0.33%) Kibana
4 3 (0.33%) MIIS
4 3 (0.33%) Puppet
5 2 (0.22%) ITRS Geneos
5 2 (0.22%) Microsoft Intune
5 2 (0.22%) SCCM
6 1 (0.11%) Control-M
6 1 (0.11%) logstash
6 1 (0.11%) Packer
6 1 (0.11%) Single Sign-On
6 1 (0.11%) WSUS
Vendors
1 188 (20.82%) Microsoft
2 77 (8.53%) Oracle
3 17 (1.88%) Citrix
4 6 (0.66%) Atlassian
4 6 (0.66%) Google
4 6 (0.66%) SAP
4 6 (0.66%) Telerik
4 6 (0.66%) Xamarin
5 5 (0.55%) Twitter
6 4 (0.44%) JD Edwards
6 4 (0.44%) Salesforce.com
6 4 (0.44%) Sitecore
7 3 (0.33%) Apple
7 3 (0.33%) Workday
8 2 (0.22%) Cisco
8 2 (0.22%) Facebook
8 2 (0.22%) NetApp
8 2 (0.22%) Siemens
8 2 (0.22%) Splunk
8 2 (0.22%) VMware