Period
to 20 November 2019

The median contractor rate for a C# .NET Developer was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 20 November 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 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 287 201 203
Rank change year-on-year -86 +2 +2
Contract jobs requiring a C# .NET Developer 759 1,464 1,352
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.91% 1.41% 1.32%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.97% 1.48% 1.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 631 1,207 1,122
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +9.68% +5.08%
10th Percentile £319 £313 £300
90th Percentile £588 £625 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 13
UK median hourly rate £28.25 £43.75 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -35.43% -2.78% +9.09%
10th Percentile £18.38 £27.13 £42.00
90th Percentile £39.93 £58.75 £48.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £42.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year -5.88% -5.56% +12.50%

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 78,572 98,628 97,123
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.06% 94.79% 94.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 51,436 65,102 64,011
UK median daily rate £460 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.22% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £255 £270 £260
90th Percentile £644 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +1.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,936 3,065 2,904
UK median hourly rate £19.82 £18.00 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.10% -3.74% +3.89%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.00 £10.93
90th Percentile £52.50 £48.75 £47.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +2.86% - -

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 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 November 2019.

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 November 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 -83 717 £425 - 561
UK excluding London -51 443 £400 +6.67% 426
London -81 306 £500 - 163
South East -35 143 £425 +2.41% 137
North of England -61 109 £375 +2.74% 103
Midlands +10 75 £369 +2.43% 76
North West -25 64 £375 +3.45% 54
South West -15 52 £433 +15.33% 40
Yorkshire -29 41 £375 +2.74% 45
East Midlands +31 40 £350 - 30
West Midlands +6 35 £400 +6.67% 46
East of England +21 32 £400 - 42
Scotland +21 25 £400 +10.34% 13
Wales +9 5 £500 +29.03% 11
North East +7 4 £425 +25.00% 4
Northern Ireland +5 3 £431 -0.46% 4

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

For the 6 months to 20 November 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.

1 759 (100.00%) C#
1 759 (100.00%) .NET
2 351 (46.25%) SQL Server
3 338 (44.53%) Agile Software Development
4 314 (41.37%) SQL
5 294 (38.74%) Azure
6 288 (37.94%) MVC
7 284 (37.42%) JavaScript
8 277 (36.50%) ASP.NET
9 198 (26.09%) TDD
9 198 (26.09%) AngularJS
10 197 (25.96%) .NET Framework
11 186 (24.51%) Finance
12 183 (24.11%) .NET Core
13 182 (23.98%) Microsoft
14 177 (23.32%) HTML
15 157 (20.69%) CSS
16 153 (20.16%) ASP.NET Web API
17 134 (17.65%) ASP.NET MVC
18 105 (13.83%) Scrum
19 103 (13.57%) jQuery
20 100 (13.18%) Entity Framework
20 100 (13.18%) React
21 94 (12.38%) Git (software)
22 93 (12.25%) DevOps
23 90 (11.86%) Microservices
24 86 (11.33%) Continuous Integration
25 82 (10.80%) Visual Studio
26 80 (10.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
26 80 (10.54%) Greenfield Project

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 19 (2.50%) IIS
2 17 (2.24%) Umbraco
3 13 (1.71%) Confluence
4 10 (1.32%) Elasticsearch
5 8 (1.05%) CMS
6 7 (0.92%) SharePoint
7 4 (0.53%) EPiServer
8 2 (0.26%) Apache
8 2 (0.26%) BizTalk Server
8 2 (0.26%) JBoss
8 2 (0.26%) NServiceBus
8 2 (0.26%) Oracle Workflow
8 2 (0.26%) WebLogic
9 1 (0.13%) DNN
9 1 (0.13%) nginx
9 1 (0.13%) Sitecore CMS
9 1 (0.13%) Sitefinity
9 1 (0.13%) WebSphere
9 1 (0.13%) WordPress
Applications
1 23 (3.03%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (0.66%) MS Visio
3 3 (0.40%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (0.13%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 4 (0.53%) Oracle EBS
1 4 (0.53%) Oracle ERP
2 2 (0.26%) Dynamics NAV
2 2 (0.26%) FINCAD Analytics
3 1 (0.13%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 294 (38.74%) Azure
2 62 (8.17%) AWS
3 24 (3.16%) Serverless
4 15 (1.98%) Azure Active Directory
4 15 (1.98%) Azure Functions
4 15 (1.98%) PaaS
5 13 (1.71%) GitHub
6 8 (1.05%) Azure Data Factory
6 8 (1.05%) Power Platform
6 8 (1.05%) SaaS
7 7 (0.92%) OpenShift
8 5 (0.66%) Data Lake Analytics
8 5 (0.66%) Office 365
8 5 (0.66%) Yammer
9 4 (0.53%) AWS Lambda
9 4 (0.53%) GCP
10 3 (0.40%) Force.com
10 3 (0.40%) IaaS
10 3 (0.40%) npm
11 2 (0.26%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 18 (2.37%) AMQP
2 8 (1.05%) HTTP
3 4 (0.53%) Internet
4 2 (0.26%) DHCP
4 2 (0.26%) Modbus
4 2 (0.26%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.13%) Extranet
5 1 (0.13%) Intranet
5 1 (0.13%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 351 (46.25%) SQL Server
2 80 (10.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 57 (7.51%) NoSQL
4 33 (4.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 26 (3.43%) Relational Database
6 22 (2.90%) PostgreSQL
7 21 (2.77%) Cosmos DB
8 19 (2.50%) MongoDB
9 17 (2.24%) Data Warehouse
10 16 (2.11%) Azure SQL Database
11 14 (1.84%) Redis
12 13 (1.71%) Oracle Database
12 13 (1.71%) SQL Server 2008
13 12 (1.58%) SQL Server 2014
14 10 (1.32%) SQL Server 2016
15 9 (1.19%) SQL Server 2012
16 8 (1.05%) Power BI
16 8 (1.05%) RDBMS
17 7 (0.92%) Data Lake
17 7 (0.92%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 94 (12.38%) Git (software)
2 82 (10.80%) Visual Studio
3 65 (8.56%) Team Foundation Server
4 50 (6.59%) NUnit
5 42 (5.53%) Octopus Deploy
6 40 (5.27%) TeamCity
7 37 (4.87%) Jenkins
8 35 (4.61%) SpecFlow
9 34 (4.48%) Moq
10 31 (4.08%) JIRA
11 21 (2.77%) Selenium
12 18 (2.37%) Visual Studio Team System
13 16 (2.11%) Bitbucket
13 16 (2.11%) Jasmine
14 15 (1.98%) MSTest
15 12 (1.58%) webpack
16 10 (1.32%) gulp
17 9 (1.19%) Babel
18 8 (1.05%) Subversion
19 7 (0.92%) Oracle Forms
General
1 186 (24.51%) Finance
2 59 (7.77%) Banking
3 50 (6.59%) Front Office
4 35 (4.61%) Retail
5 29 (3.82%) Public Sector
6 27 (3.56%) Law
7 23 (3.03%) Back Office
8 17 (2.24%) Financial Institution
9 12 (1.58%) Investment Banking
10 8 (1.05%) Manufacturing
11 7 (0.92%) Electronics
11 7 (0.92%) Marketing
11 7 (0.92%) Telecoms
12 4 (0.53%) Games
13 3 (0.40%) Advertising
13 3 (0.40%) Legal
13 3 (0.40%) Publishing
14 2 (0.26%) Aerospace
14 2 (0.26%) Police
15 1 (0.13%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 759 (100.00%) .NET
2 277 (36.50%) ASP.NET
3 198 (26.09%) AngularJS
4 197 (25.96%) .NET Framework
5 183 (24.11%) .NET Core
6 177 (23.32%) HTML
7 157 (20.69%) CSS
8 153 (20.16%) ASP.NET Web API
9 134 (17.65%) ASP.NET MVC
10 103 (13.57%) jQuery
11 100 (13.18%) Entity Framework
11 100 (13.18%) React
12 76 (10.01%) WPF
13 65 (8.56%) Web Services
13 65 (8.56%) WinForms
14 62 (8.17%) RESTful
15 59 (7.77%) REST
16 56 (7.38%) HTML5
17 52 (6.85%) WCF
18 49 (6.46%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 80 (10.54%) Greenfield Project
2 29 (3.82%) Derivative
3 28 (3.69%) Enterprise Software
4 25 (3.29%) Analytical Skills
5 12 (1.58%) Self-Motivation
6 10 (1.32%) Fixed Income
6 10 (1.32%) Mobile App
7 7 (0.92%) Hedge funds
7 7 (0.92%) W3C
8 6 (0.79%) User Experience
9 5 (0.66%) Client/Server
9 5 (0.66%) Data Structures
9 5 (0.66%) Equity Derivative
9 5 (0.66%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 4 (0.53%) Algorithms
10 4 (0.53%) Credit Risk
10 4 (0.53%) EPoS
10 4 (0.53%) N-Tier
11 3 (0.40%) Blog
11 3 (0.40%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 78 (10.28%) Windows
2 8 (1.05%) Android
3 7 (0.92%) Linux
4 4 (0.53%) Unix
5 3 (0.40%) Apple iOS
5 3 (0.40%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 338 (44.53%) Agile Software Development
2 288 (37.94%) MVC
3 198 (26.09%) TDD
4 105 (13.83%) Scrum
5 93 (12.25%) DevOps
6 90 (11.86%) Microservices
7 86 (11.33%) Continuous Integration
8 79 (10.41%) BDD
9 75 (9.88%) SOLID
10 71 (9.35%) Unit Testing
11 63 (8.30%) OO
12 61 (8.04%) Test Automation
13 56 (7.38%) Problem-Solving
14 53 (6.98%) Web Development
15 49 (6.46%) Multithreading
16 42 (5.53%) Kanban
17 41 (5.40%) E-Commerce
17 41 (5.40%) SDLC
18 40 (5.27%) Software Engineering
19 32 (4.22%) Fintech
Programming Languages
1 759 (100.00%) C#
2 314 (41.37%) SQL
3 284 (37.42%) JavaScript
4 61 (8.04%) VB.NET
5 53 (6.98%) T-SQL
6 26 (3.43%) C++
6 26 (3.43%) PowerShell
6 26 (3.43%) TypeScript
6 26 (3.43%) VBA
7 23 (3.03%) Java
8 20 (2.64%) PL/SQL
9 18 (2.37%) F#
10 17 (2.24%) VB
11 6 (0.79%) Python
12 5 (0.66%) C
13 4 (0.53%) ES6
13 4 (0.53%) PHP
14 3 (0.40%) Apple Swift
14 3 (0.40%) Objective-C
14 3 (0.40%) XAML
Qualifications
1 26 (3.43%) Security Cleared
2 19 (2.50%) Degree
3 18 (2.37%) SC Cleared
4 6 (0.79%) Master's Degree
5 4 (0.53%) Computer Science Degree
6 3 (0.40%) MCSD
6 3 (0.40%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (0.26%) CTC Cleared
7 2 (0.26%) PhD
8 1 (0.13%) BC Cleared
8 1 (0.13%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (5.27%) QA
2 9 (1.19%) MiFID
3 8 (1.05%) WCAG
4 4 (0.53%) PMO
5 3 (0.40%) PSD2
6 2 (0.26%) HL7
System Software
1 40 (5.27%) Docker
2 15 (1.98%) Active Directory
3 8 (1.05%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 21 (2.77%) Kubernetes
2 6 (0.79%) Kibana
3 5 (0.66%) Ansible
4 3 (0.40%) MIIS
4 3 (0.40%) Single Sign-On
5 2 (0.26%) ITRS Geneos
5 2 (0.26%) Terraform
5 2 (0.26%) WSUS
6 1 (0.13%) Control-M
6 1 (0.13%) HAProxy
6 1 (0.13%) logstash
6 1 (0.13%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.13%) Packer
6 1 (0.13%) Puppet
Vendors
1 182 (23.98%) Microsoft
2 67 (8.83%) Oracle
3 8 (1.05%) Atlassian
4 7 (0.92%) Citrix
4 7 (0.92%) SAP
5 6 (0.79%) Databricks
5 6 (0.79%) StreamSets
6 5 (0.66%) Google
7 4 (0.53%) DevExpress
7 4 (0.53%) Telerik
7 4 (0.53%) Workday
8 3 (0.40%) Salesforce.com
8 3 (0.40%) Sitecore
8 3 (0.40%) Sybase
9 2 (0.26%) Apple
9 2 (0.26%) Siemens
9 2 (0.26%) Splunk
9 2 (0.26%) Twitter
9 2 (0.26%) webMethods
9 2 (0.26%) Xamarin