Period
to 22 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a C# .NET Developer was £388 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 22 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
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 202 201 167
Rank change year-on-year -1 -34 -16
Contract jobs requiring a C# .NET Developer 1362 1404 1669
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.32% 1.33% 1.48%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.39% 1.41% 1.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 1130 1082 1252
UK median daily rate £388 £365 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.16% +1.39% +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 97824 99914 107019
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.81% 94.76% 94.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 64542 65150 68083
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 £392 £375
% change year-on-year +2.04% +4.53% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2932 3310 4089
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.88% - +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 £17.77
% change year-on-year - -1.52% +9.96%

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 22 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 22 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 22 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 +4 1303 £400 +6.67% 469
UK excluding London -21 701 £350 - 316
London +14 647 £475 +5.56% 163
South East +5 235 £363 +3.57% 87
North of England +31 173 £340 +1.49% 120
Midlands -26 105 £340 +6.25% 51
North West -17 91 £363 +7.41% 59
Yorkshire +24 76 £330 +1.54% 54
East of England -4 75 £363 +3.57% 31
South West -27 75 £350 - 17
East Midlands -18 60 £340 +8.80% 24
West Midlands -22 45 £345 +6.15% 27
Scotland -5 35 £350 +7.69% 2
Wales +22 9 £350 -3.45% 7
North East +52 6 £340 -2.86% 7
Northern Ireland -52 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 22 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 1362 (100.00%) C#
1 1362 (100.00%) .NET
2 768 (56.39%) SQL Server
3 704 (51.69%) MVC
4 690 (50.66%) ASP.NET
5 646 (47.43%) Agile Software Development
6 593 (43.54%) SQL
7 507 (37.22%) JavaScript
8 422 (30.98%) TDD
9 416 (30.54%) ASP.NET MVC
10 388 (28.49%) HTML
10 388 (28.49%) ASP.NET Web API
11 375 (27.53%) AngularJS
12 366 (26.87%) CSS
13 330 (24.23%) Microsoft
14 303 (22.25%) Finance
15 280 (20.56%) .NET Framework
16 250 (18.36%) jQuery
17 233 (17.11%) Scrum
18 226 (16.59%) WCF
19 215 (15.79%) Web Services
20 211 (15.49%) Microsoft Azure
21 187 (13.73%) Banking
22 176 (12.92%) Continuous Integration
23 159 (11.67%) Team Foundation Server
24 157 (11.53%) Web Development
25 155 (11.38%) Entity Framework
26 154 (11.31%) BDD
27 151 (11.09%) VB.NET
28 146 (10.72%) 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 90 (6.61%) CMS
2 53 (3.89%) IIS
3 38 (2.79%) Elasticsearch
4 36 (2.64%) Sitecore CMS
5 33 (2.42%) SharePoint
6 30 (2.20%) Umbraco
7 26 (1.91%) NServiceBus
8 16 (1.17%) Kentico
9 12 (0.88%) BizTalk Server
10 11 (0.81%) Confluence
11 10 (0.73%) EPiServer
12 9 (0.66%) 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 (0.073%) MQSeries
16 1 (0.073%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 44 (3.23%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (0.44%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.073%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.073%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.073%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 20 (1.47%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.29%) Dynamics NAV
2 4 (0.29%) Endur
3 3 (0.22%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 1 (0.073%) OpenText MBPM
4 1 (0.073%) Sage CRM
4 1 (0.073%) SunGard GMI
4 1 (0.073%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 211 (15.49%) Microsoft Azure
2 94 (6.90%) Amazon AWS
3 21 (1.54%) GitHub
4 14 (1.03%) SaaS
4 14 (1.03%) Serverless
5 10 (0.73%) AWS Lambda
6 8 (0.59%) Office 365
6 8 (0.59%) PaaS
7 7 (0.51%) IaaS
8 6 (0.44%) Dynamics 365
8 6 (0.44%) npm
9 4 (0.29%) Amazon EC2
9 4 (0.29%) Google Cloud Platform
10 3 (0.22%) Amazon EMR
10 3 (0.22%) Cloud Computing
11 2 (0.15%) Azure Active Directory
12 1 (0.073%) Amazon Kinesis
12 1 (0.073%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 11 (0.81%) Intranet
2 9 (0.66%) TCP/IP
3 8 (0.59%) Internet
4 7 (0.51%) HTTP
5 5 (0.37%) SMS
6 4 (0.29%) 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 (0.073%) AMQP
9 1 (0.073%) ATM
9 1 (0.073%) PPP
9 1 (0.073%) SSL
9 1 (0.073%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 768 (56.39%) SQL Server
2 97 (7.12%) NoSQL
3 75 (5.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 71 (5.21%) SQL Server 2008
4 71 (5.21%) SQL Server 2012
4 71 (5.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 51 (3.74%) MongoDB
6 45 (3.30%) Oracle Database
7 42 (3.08%) Relational Database
8 41 (3.01%) SQL Server 2016
9 30 (2.20%) RavenDB
10 28 (2.06%) SQL Server 2014
11 20 (1.47%) Oracle Database 11g
11 20 (1.47%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 18 (1.32%) MySQL
13 16 (1.17%) Data Warehouse
13 16 (1.17%) SQL Server 2005
14 14 (1.03%) Blockchain
15 11 (0.81%) Hadoop
16 9 (0.66%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 159 (11.67%) Team Foundation Server
2 146 (10.72%) Visual Studio
3 141 (10.35%) Git (software)
4 91 (6.68%) TeamCity
5 82 (6.02%) Octopus Deploy
6 71 (5.21%) NUnit
7 55 (4.04%) SpecFlow
8 42 (3.08%) Moq
9 40 (2.94%) Visual Studio Team System
10 39 (2.86%) MSBuild
11 31 (2.28%) JIRA
12 28 (2.06%) ReSharper
13 26 (1.91%) Selenium
14 25 (1.84%) MSTest
15 14 (1.03%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 14 (1.03%) gulp
16 13 (0.95%) Jasmine
17 12 (0.88%) Hudson
18 10 (0.73%) Jenkins
18 10 (0.73%) Subversion
General
1 303 (22.25%) Finance
2 187 (13.73%) Banking
3 96 (7.05%) Front Office
4 88 (6.46%) Investment Banking
5 37 (2.72%) Financial Institution
6 32 (2.35%) Marketing
7 31 (2.28%) Retail
8 23 (1.69%) Manufacturing
9 18 (1.32%) Legal
10 17 (1.25%) Electronics
10 17 (1.25%) Law
11 16 (1.17%) Telecoms
12 15 (1.10%) Back Office
13 7 (0.51%) Prime Brokerage
14 6 (0.44%) Advertising
15 3 (0.22%) Aerospace
15 3 (0.22%) Games
16 2 (0.15%) Automotive
16 2 (0.15%) Private Banking
17 1 (0.073%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1362 (100.00%) .NET
2 690 (50.66%) ASP.NET
3 416 (30.54%) ASP.NET MVC
4 388 (28.49%) ASP.NET Web API
4 388 (28.49%) HTML
5 375 (27.53%) AngularJS
6 366 (26.87%) CSS
7 280 (20.56%) .NET Framework
8 250 (18.36%) jQuery
9 226 (16.59%) WCF
10 215 (15.79%) Web Services
11 155 (11.38%) Entity Framework
12 131 (9.62%) HTML5
13 125 (9.18%) WPF
14 111 (8.15%) REST
15 110 (8.08%) KnockoutJS
16 96 (7.05%) WinForms
17 93 (6.83%) React
18 90 (6.61%) Ajax
19 89 (6.53%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 92 (6.75%) Greenfield Project
2 56 (4.11%) Analytical Skills
2 56 (4.11%) Equities
3 48 (3.52%) Enterprise Software
4 47 (3.45%) N-Tier
5 41 (3.01%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 39 (2.86%) Computer Science
7 36 (2.64%) Fixed Income
8 34 (2.50%) Fintech
9 33 (2.42%) Derivative
10 29 (2.13%) User Experience
11 26 (1.91%) Client/Server
12 22 (1.62%) Hedge funds
13 20 (1.47%) Algorithms
14 19 (1.40%) Mobile App
15 11 (0.81%) Data Structures
15 11 (0.81%) Online Banking
16 10 (0.73%) Market Risk
16 10 (0.73%) Public Cloud
17 9 (0.66%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 133 (9.77%) Windows
2 32 (2.35%) Windows Server
3 10 (0.73%) Linux
4 9 (0.66%) Apple iOS
4 9 (0.66%) Unix
5 5 (0.37%) Android
6 3 (0.22%) Windows 10
6 3 (0.22%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (0.15%) Nucleus RTOS
7 2 (0.15%) Windows Phone
7 2 (0.15%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.073%) CentOS
8 1 (0.073%) MVS
8 1 (0.073%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.073%) SUSE
8 1 (0.073%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 704 (51.69%) MVC
2 646 (47.43%) Agile Software Development
3 422 (30.98%) TDD
4 233 (17.11%) Scrum
5 176 (12.92%) Continuous Integration
6 157 (11.53%) Web Development
7 154 (11.31%) BDD
8 132 (9.69%) SOLID
9 117 (8.59%) Unit Testing
10 113 (8.30%) E-Commerce
10 113 (8.30%) Software Engineering
11 112 (8.22%) Microservices
12 103 (7.56%) OO
13 101 (7.42%) Test Automation
14 83 (6.09%) SDLC
15 82 (6.02%) Pair Programming
16 81 (5.95%) Front End Development
17 61 (4.48%) DevOps
18 58 (4.26%) OOP
18 58 (4.26%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 1362 (100.00%) C#
2 593 (43.54%) SQL
3 507 (37.22%) JavaScript
4 151 (11.09%) VB.NET
5 133 (9.77%) T-SQL
6 85 (6.24%) TypeScript
7 65 (4.77%) Java
8 43 (3.16%) VBA
9 39 (2.86%) VB
10 34 (2.50%) PowerShell
11 25 (1.84%) C++
12 17 (1.25%) Python
13 15 (1.10%) VB6
14 14 (1.03%) PL/SQL
15 13 (0.95%) Ruby
16 10 (0.73%) F#
17 7 (0.51%) C
18 6 (0.44%) Scala
18 6 (0.44%) XAML
19 5 (0.37%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 64 (4.70%) Degree
2 17 (1.25%) Computer Science Degree
3 16 (1.17%) Security Cleared
4 7 (0.51%) ISTQB
4 7 (0.51%) SC Cleared
5 5 (0.37%) BPSS Clearance
5 5 (0.37%) MCP
5 5 (0.37%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (0.22%) Numerate Degree
7 1 (0.073%) DBS Check
7 1 (0.073%) HND
7 1 (0.073%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 59 (4.33%) QA
2 16 (1.17%) 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 (0.073%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.073%) EMIR
7 1 (0.073%) HL7
7 1 (0.073%) ISO 14001
7 1 (0.073%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 56 (4.11%) Docker
2 8 (0.59%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.073%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.073%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 16 (1.17%) Opscode Chef
2 12 (0.88%) Ansible
2 12 (0.88%) Puppet
3 7 (0.51%) Kubernetes
4 3 (0.22%) Terraform
5 2 (0.15%) Kibana
6 1 (0.073%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 1 (0.073%) Nagios
6 1 (0.073%) Rancher
6 1 (0.073%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 330 (24.23%) Microsoft
2 146 (10.72%) Oracle
3 47 (3.45%) Sitecore
4 21 (1.54%) Sybase
5 20 (1.47%) SAP
6 19 (1.40%) Telerik
7 10 (0.73%) DevExpress
8 8 (0.59%) Xamarin
9 6 (0.44%) Capita
10 5 (0.37%) Bloomberg
10 5 (0.37%) Google
10 5 (0.37%) Reuters
10 5 (0.37%) Salesforce.com
10 5 (0.37%) TIBCO
11 4 (0.29%) Citrix
11 4 (0.29%) IBM
11 4 (0.29%) OpenLink
11 4 (0.29%) Twitter
12 3 (0.22%) Charles River
12 3 (0.22%) RedGate