Period
to 20 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a C# .NET Developer was £388 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

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 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 197 199 162
Rank change year-on-year +2 -37 -12
Contract jobs requiring a C# .NET Developer 1351 1378 1696
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.32% 1.32% 1.48%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.39% 1.40% 1.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 1121 1066 1271
UK median daily rate £388 £369 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.08% +2.43% +2.86%
10th Percentile £300 £275 £272
90th Percentile £588 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £335
% change year-on-year - +4.48% +3.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 20 12
UK median hourly rate £45.00 £41.25 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.09% +3.13% +6.67%
10th Percentile £42.00 £18.50 £22.86
90th Percentile £48.00 £46.15 £46.56
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £40.00 £36.25
% change year-on-year +12.50% +10.34% -3.33%

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 96939 98568 108531
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.79% 94.76% 94.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 63924 64295 69051
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £260 £250 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £393 £375
% change year-on-year +1.91% +4.67% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2896 3271 4142
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.89% - +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.96 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.50 £45.00
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 20 November 2017.

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 November 2017.

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

C# .NET Developer
Top 17 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 November 2017. 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 +1 1292 £400 +6.67% 454
UK excluding London -21 697 £350 - 294
London +13 640 £475 +5.56% 168
South East +8 231 £363 +3.57% 79
North of England +23 171 £340 +1.49% 114
Midlands -28 108 £340 +6.25% 47
North West -12 89 £363 +5.45% 58
Yorkshire +17 75 £330 +1.54% 50
East of England -4 75 £363 +3.57% 27
South West -22 74 £350 - 19
East Midlands -14 61 £333 +6.40% 20
West Midlands -22 47 £345 +6.15% 27
Scotland -10 35 £350 +7.69% 1
Wales +15 9 £350 -3.45% 6
North East +47 7 £340 -2.86% 6
Northern Ireland -57 2 £421 +2.58% 1
Isle of Man - 1 £210 -

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

For the 6 months to 20 November 2017, C# .NET Developer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads featuring C# .NET Developer in the job title.

1 1351 (100.00%) C#
1 1351 (100.00%) .NET
2 760 (56.25%) SQL Server
3 692 (51.22%) MVC
4 683 (50.56%) ASP.NET
5 640 (47.37%) Agile Software Development
6 588 (43.52%) SQL
7 504 (37.31%) JavaScript
8 415 (30.72%) TDD
9 409 (30.27%) ASP.NET MVC
10 384 (28.42%) HTML
11 381 (28.20%) ASP.NET Web API
12 372 (27.54%) AngularJS
13 360 (26.65%) CSS
14 330 (24.43%) Microsoft
15 301 (22.28%) Finance
16 275 (20.36%) .NET Framework
17 247 (18.28%) jQuery
18 229 (16.95%) Scrum
19 222 (16.43%) WCF
20 211 (15.62%) Web Services
21 210 (15.54%) Microsoft Azure
22 185 (13.69%) Banking
23 169 (12.51%) Continuous Integration
24 156 (11.55%) Web Development
25 155 (11.47%) Team Foundation Server
26 154 (11.40%) Entity Framework
27 151 (11.18%) BDD
28 148 (10.95%) VB.NET
29 144 (10.66%) Visual Studio

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 89 (6.59%) CMS
2 52 (3.85%) IIS
3 37 (2.74%) Elasticsearch
4 34 (2.52%) Sitecore CMS
5 33 (2.44%) SharePoint
6 29 (2.15%) Umbraco
7 26 (1.92%) NServiceBus
8 16 (1.18%) Kentico
9 12 (0.89%) BizTalk Server
10 11 (0.81%) Confluence
11 10 (0.74%) EPiServer
12 8 (0.59%) Apache Solr
13 6 (0.44%) SharePoint 2010
14 3 (0.22%) ColdFusion
14 3 (0.22%) SharePoint 2013
15 2 (0.15%) Apache
15 2 (0.15%) JBoss
15 2 (0.15%) WebSphere
16 1 (0.074%) MQSeries
16 1 (0.074%) nginx
Applications
1 43 (3.18%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (0.44%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.074%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.074%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.074%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 19 (1.41%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.30%) Dynamics NAV
2 4 (0.30%) Endur
3 3 (0.22%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 1 (0.074%) OpenText MBPM
4 1 (0.074%) Sage CRM
4 1 (0.074%) SunGard GMI
4 1 (0.074%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 210 (15.54%) Microsoft Azure
2 92 (6.81%) Amazon AWS
3 20 (1.48%) GitHub
4 14 (1.04%) SaaS
4 14 (1.04%) Serverless
5 10 (0.74%) AWS Lambda
6 8 (0.59%) Office 365
7 7 (0.52%) IaaS
7 7 (0.52%) PaaS
8 6 (0.44%) Dynamics 365
8 6 (0.44%) npm
9 4 (0.30%) Amazon EC2
9 4 (0.30%) Google Cloud Platform
10 3 (0.22%) Amazon EMR
10 3 (0.22%) Cloud Computing
11 2 (0.15%) Azure Active Directory
12 1 (0.074%) Amazon Kinesis
12 1 (0.074%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 11 (0.81%) Intranet
2 9 (0.67%) TCP/IP
3 8 (0.59%) Internet
4 7 (0.52%) HTTP
5 5 (0.37%) SMS
6 4 (0.30%) Network Security
7 3 (0.22%) CTI
7 3 (0.22%) Ethernet
7 3 (0.22%) Extranet
7 3 (0.22%) SMTP
8 2 (0.15%) DNS
8 2 (0.15%) LDAP
8 2 (0.15%) Skype
8 2 (0.15%) X.509
9 1 (0.074%) AMQP
9 1 (0.074%) ATM
9 1 (0.074%) PPP
9 1 (0.074%) SSL
9 1 (0.074%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 760 (56.25%) SQL Server
2 96 (7.11%) NoSQL
3 75 (5.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 70 (5.18%) SQL Server 2012
4 70 (5.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 69 (5.11%) SQL Server 2008
6 50 (3.70%) MongoDB
7 44 (3.26%) Oracle Database
8 41 (3.03%) Relational Database
9 40 (2.96%) SQL Server 2016
10 30 (2.22%) RavenDB
11 28 (2.07%) SQL Server 2014
12 20 (1.48%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 19 (1.41%) Oracle Database 11g
14 18 (1.33%) MySQL
15 16 (1.18%) SQL Server 2005
16 15 (1.11%) Data Warehouse
17 13 (0.96%) Blockchain
18 11 (0.81%) Hadoop
19 9 (0.67%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 155 (11.47%) Team Foundation Server
2 144 (10.66%) Visual Studio
3 138 (10.21%) Git (software)
4 91 (6.74%) TeamCity
5 81 (6.00%) Octopus Deploy
6 68 (5.03%) NUnit
7 54 (4.00%) SpecFlow
8 40 (2.96%) Moq
9 39 (2.89%) Visual Studio Team System
10 37 (2.74%) MSBuild
11 31 (2.29%) JIRA
12 25 (1.85%) MSTest
12 25 (1.85%) Selenium
13 24 (1.78%) ReSharper
14 14 (1.04%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 14 (1.04%) gulp
15 12 (0.89%) Hudson
15 12 (0.89%) Jasmine
16 10 (0.74%) Jenkins
16 10 (0.74%) Subversion
General
1 301 (22.28%) Finance
2 185 (13.69%) Banking
3 94 (6.96%) Front Office
4 88 (6.51%) Investment Banking
5 37 (2.74%) Financial Institution
6 32 (2.37%) Marketing
7 31 (2.29%) Retail
8 23 (1.70%) Manufacturing
9 18 (1.33%) Legal
10 17 (1.26%) Electronics
10 17 (1.26%) Law
11 16 (1.18%) Back Office
11 16 (1.18%) Telecoms
12 7 (0.52%) Prime Brokerage
13 6 (0.44%) Advertising
14 3 (0.22%) Aerospace
14 3 (0.22%) Automotive
15 2 (0.15%) Games
15 2 (0.15%) Private Banking
16 1 (0.074%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1351 (100.00%) .NET
2 683 (50.56%) ASP.NET
3 409 (30.27%) ASP.NET MVC
4 384 (28.42%) HTML
5 381 (28.20%) ASP.NET Web API
6 372 (27.54%) AngularJS
7 360 (26.65%) CSS
8 275 (20.36%) .NET Framework
9 247 (18.28%) jQuery
10 222 (16.43%) WCF
11 211 (15.62%) Web Services
12 154 (11.40%) Entity Framework
13 132 (9.77%) HTML5
14 122 (9.03%) WPF
15 112 (8.29%) REST
16 107 (7.92%) KnockoutJS
17 96 (7.11%) WinForms
18 94 (6.96%) React
19 90 (6.66%) Ajax
20 89 (6.59%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 91 (6.74%) Greenfield Project
2 57 (4.22%) Equities
3 56 (4.15%) Analytical Skills
4 48 (3.55%) Enterprise Software
4 48 (3.55%) N-Tier
5 40 (2.96%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 39 (2.89%) Computer Science
7 36 (2.66%) Fixed Income
8 33 (2.44%) Derivative
8 33 (2.44%) Fintech
9 28 (2.07%) User Experience
10 24 (1.78%) Client/Server
11 22 (1.63%) Hedge funds
12 21 (1.55%) Mobile App
13 20 (1.48%) Algorithms
14 11 (0.81%) Data Structures
14 11 (0.81%) Online Banking
15 10 (0.74%) Market Risk
15 10 (0.74%) Public Cloud
16 9 (0.67%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 134 (9.92%) Windows
2 31 (2.29%) Windows Server
3 10 (0.74%) Linux
4 9 (0.67%) Unix
5 8 (0.59%) Apple iOS
6 4 (0.30%) Android
7 3 (0.22%) Windows 10
7 3 (0.22%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (0.15%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.074%) CentOS
9 1 (0.074%) MVS
9 1 (0.074%) Nucleus RTOS
9 1 (0.074%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.074%) SUSE
9 1 (0.074%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.074%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 692 (51.22%) MVC
2 640 (47.37%) Agile Software Development
3 415 (30.72%) TDD
4 229 (16.95%) Scrum
5 169 (12.51%) Continuous Integration
6 156 (11.55%) Web Development
7 151 (11.18%) BDD
8 129 (9.55%) SOLID
9 114 (8.44%) Unit Testing
10 113 (8.36%) Software Engineering
11 110 (8.14%) E-Commerce
11 110 (8.14%) Microservices
12 104 (7.70%) OO
13 100 (7.40%) Test Automation
14 83 (6.14%) SDLC
15 80 (5.92%) Pair Programming
16 79 (5.85%) Front End Development
17 59 (4.37%) DevOps
18 58 (4.29%) SOA
19 57 (4.22%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 1351 (100.00%) C#
2 588 (43.52%) SQL
3 504 (37.31%) JavaScript
4 148 (10.95%) VB.NET
5 132 (9.77%) T-SQL
6 84 (6.22%) TypeScript
7 65 (4.81%) Java
8 42 (3.11%) VBA
9 38 (2.81%) VB
10 34 (2.52%) PowerShell
11 24 (1.78%) C++
12 17 (1.26%) Python
13 15 (1.11%) VB6
14 13 (0.96%) PL/SQL
14 13 (0.96%) Ruby
15 9 (0.67%) F#
16 6 (0.44%) C
16 6 (0.44%) Scala
16 6 (0.44%) XAML
17 5 (0.37%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 64 (4.74%) Degree
2 17 (1.26%) Computer Science Degree
3 15 (1.11%) Security Cleared
4 7 (0.52%) ISTQB
5 6 (0.44%) SC Cleared
6 5 (0.37%) BPSS Clearance
6 5 (0.37%) MCP
6 5 (0.37%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (0.22%) Numerate Degree
8 1 (0.074%) DBS Check
8 1 (0.074%) HND
8 1 (0.074%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 60 (4.44%) QA
2 16 (1.18%) MiFID
3 6 (0.44%) PCI DSS
4 5 (0.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (0.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.15%) Disclosure Scotland
6 2 (0.15%) ISO 9001
6 2 (0.15%) SLA
6 2 (0.15%) WCAG
7 1 (0.074%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.074%) EMIR
7 1 (0.074%) HL7
7 1 (0.074%) ISO 14001
7 1 (0.074%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 54 (4.00%) Docker
2 8 (0.59%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.074%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.074%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 16 (1.18%) Opscode Chef
2 12 (0.89%) Ansible
2 12 (0.89%) Puppet
3 7 (0.52%) Kubernetes
4 3 (0.22%) Terraform
5 2 (0.15%) Kibana
6 1 (0.074%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 1 (0.074%) Nagios
6 1 (0.074%) Rancher
6 1 (0.074%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 330 (24.43%) Microsoft
2 140 (10.36%) Oracle
3 45 (3.33%) Sitecore
4 22 (1.63%) Sybase
5 20 (1.48%) SAP
6 19 (1.41%) Telerik
7 10 (0.74%) DevExpress
8 8 (0.59%) Xamarin
9 6 (0.44%) Capita
9 6 (0.44%) Google
10 5 (0.37%) Bloomberg
10 5 (0.37%) Reuters
10 5 (0.37%) Salesforce.com
10 5 (0.37%) TIBCO
10 5 (0.37%) Twitter
11 4 (0.30%) Citrix
11 4 (0.30%) IBM
11 4 (0.30%) OpenLink
12 3 (0.22%) Charles River
12 3 (0.22%) Mercator