Period
to 20 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a C# Developer was £440 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# Developer
UK
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 88 105 77
Rank change year-on-year +17 -28 -6
Contract jobs requiring a C# Developer 2782 2316 2995
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.72% 2.23% 2.62%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.87% 2.35% 2.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 2340 1810 2294
UK median daily rate £440 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £313 £280 £281
90th Percentile £638 £613 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £335
% change year-on-year - +4.48% +3.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 28 29
UK median hourly rate £45.00 £40.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.50% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £33.48 £18.85 £22.00
90th Percentile £50.30 £46.00 £46.88
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £40.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year +12.50% -5.88% +13.33%

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# Developer
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured C# Developer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for C# Developer in the UK

C# Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing C# Developer.

Contractor daily rate trend for C# Developer in the UK

C# Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing C# Developer over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for C# Developer in the UK

C# Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing C# Developer.

Contractor hourly rate trend for C# Developer in the UK

C# Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing C# Developer over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for C# Developer in the UK

C# 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# 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 +19 2667 £450 +12.50% 738
London +37 1673 £548 +15.26% 285
UK excluding London -18 1090 £350 - 471
South East +9 366 £363 -0.68% 140
North of England +1 214 £340 +1.12% 136
Midlands -15 169 £340 -1.45% 84
South West -13 147 £363 +7.41% 39
North West -19 113 £363 +7.81% 74
East of England -20 112 £350 - 54
Yorkshire +3 90 £340 +4.13% 56
East Midlands -19 87 £340 +4.62% 35
West Midlands -13 81 £355 +1.43% 49
Scotland -13 51 £350 +7.69% 5
Northern Ireland -29 35 £413 +3.13% 5
North East +45 11 £340 -2.86% 6
Wales +11 11 £350 -3.45% 8
Isle of Man - 1 £210 -

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

For the 6 months to 20 November 2017, C# 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# Developer in the job title.

1 2782 (100.00%) C#
2 2133 (76.67%) .NET
3 1277 (45.90%) SQL Server
4 1200 (43.13%) Agile Software Development
5 1102 (39.61%) SQL
6 1000 (35.95%) MVC
7 942 (33.86%) ASP.NET
8 856 (30.77%) JavaScript
9 741 (26.64%) TDD
10 708 (25.45%) Finance
11 705 (25.34%) AngularJS
12 675 (24.26%) HTML
13 541 (19.45%) ASP.NET Web API
13 541 (19.45%) ASP.NET MVC
14 536 (19.27%) Microsoft
15 526 (18.91%) CSS
16 510 (18.33%) Banking
17 502 (18.04%) WPF
18 481 (17.29%) WCF
19 462 (16.61%) Front Office
20 443 (15.92%) .NET Framework
21 372 (13.37%) Scrum
22 338 (12.15%) jQuery
23 334 (12.01%) Microsoft Azure
24 317 (11.39%) Continuous Integration
25 311 (11.18%) Web Services
26 295 (10.60%) HTML5
27 294 (10.57%) BDD
28 282 (10.14%) Entity Framework
29 281 (10.10%) OO

C# 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
1 115 (4.13%) CMS
2 75 (2.70%) Elasticsearch
3 74 (2.66%) IIS
4 63 (2.26%) NServiceBus
5 50 (1.80%) SharePoint
6 42 (1.51%) Umbraco
7 37 (1.33%) Sitecore CMS
8 28 (1.01%) BizTalk Server
9 22 (0.79%) Confluence
10 19 (0.68%) Kentico
11 17 (0.61%) Oracle Coherence
12 16 (0.58%) Apache Solr
13 11 (0.40%) EPiServer
14 9 (0.32%) Apache Spark
15 8 (0.29%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 8 (0.29%) SharePoint 2010
16 6 (0.22%) Apache
16 6 (0.22%) Cloud Foundry
16 6 (0.22%) OpenStack
16 6 (0.22%) Sitefinity
Applications
1 96 (3.45%) Microsoft Excel
2 10 (0.36%) Spreadsheet
3 8 (0.29%) Microsoft Office
4 6 (0.22%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.11%) Adobe Illustrator
5 3 (0.11%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 3 (0.11%) Photoshop
6 2 (0.072%) InfoPath
7 1 (0.036%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.036%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 49 (1.76%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (0.40%) SimCorp Dimension
3 8 (0.29%) Endur
3 8 (0.29%) RMDS
3 8 (0.29%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 6 (0.22%) ION MarketView
5 4 (0.14%) Dynamics NAV
6 2 (0.072%) Dynamics AX
6 2 (0.072%) Kondor
6 2 (0.072%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
6 2 (0.072%) SunGard GMI
7 1 (0.036%) Markit EDM
7 1 (0.036%) OpenText MBPM
7 1 (0.036%) Sage CRM
7 1 (0.036%) Summit
7 1 (0.036%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 334 (12.01%) Microsoft Azure
2 146 (5.25%) Amazon AWS
3 36 (1.29%) GitHub
4 23 (0.83%) SaaS
5 17 (0.61%) Cloud Computing
6 16 (0.58%) Serverless
7 11 (0.40%) AWS Lambda
7 11 (0.40%) Office 365
8 9 (0.32%) Dynamics 365
9 8 (0.29%) Amazon EC2
9 8 (0.29%) IaaS
9 8 (0.29%) npm
9 8 (0.29%) PaaS
10 4 (0.14%) Google Cloud Platform
11 3 (0.11%) Amazon EMR
11 3 (0.11%) Azure Active Directory
12 2 (0.072%) Amazon Kinesis
12 2 (0.072%) OpenShift
13 1 (0.036%) G Suite
13 1 (0.036%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 24 (0.86%) TCP/IP
2 18 (0.65%) Internet
3 17 (0.61%) Intranet
4 12 (0.43%) HTTP
5 7 (0.25%) SMS
6 6 (0.22%) PPP
7 5 (0.18%) DNS
7 5 (0.18%) Network Security
8 4 (0.14%) CTI
8 4 (0.14%) Ethernet
8 4 (0.14%) Extranet
8 4 (0.14%) LDAP
8 4 (0.14%) Skype
8 4 (0.14%) SSL
9 3 (0.11%) AMQP
9 3 (0.11%) SMTP
9 3 (0.11%) X.509
10 2 (0.072%) Firewall
10 2 (0.072%) SNMP
10 2 (0.072%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1277 (45.90%) SQL Server
2 208 (7.48%) NoSQL
3 128 (4.60%) SQL Server 2008
4 124 (4.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 123 (4.42%) SQL Server 2012
6 117 (4.21%) MongoDB
7 110 (3.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 97 (3.49%) Relational Database
9 69 (2.48%) Oracle Database
10 64 (2.30%) SQL Server 2016
11 63 (2.26%) SQL Server 2014
12 46 (1.65%) MySQL
13 40 (1.44%) SQL Server 2005
14 38 (1.37%) RavenDB
15 36 (1.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 34 (1.22%) Data Warehouse
17 26 (0.93%) RDBMS
18 25 (0.90%) Redis
19 24 (0.86%) Hadoop
20 21 (0.75%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 253 (9.09%) Git (software)
2 244 (8.77%) Visual Studio
3 242 (8.70%) Team Foundation Server
4 165 (5.93%) TeamCity
5 131 (4.71%) NUnit
6 107 (3.85%) Octopus Deploy
7 100 (3.59%) SpecFlow
8 83 (2.98%) JIRA
9 82 (2.95%) Subversion
10 64 (2.30%) Moq
11 53 (1.91%) Selenium
12 48 (1.73%) MSBuild
13 45 (1.62%) MSTest
14 44 (1.58%) Visual Studio Team System
15 36 (1.29%) ReSharper
16 35 (1.26%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 33 (1.19%) Jenkins
18 20 (0.72%) gulp
19 19 (0.68%) Rhino Mocks
20 18 (0.65%) Jasmine
General
1 708 (25.45%) Finance
2 510 (18.33%) Banking
3 462 (16.61%) Front Office
4 225 (8.09%) Investment Banking
5 65 (2.34%) Retail
6 60 (2.16%) Financial Institution
7 47 (1.69%) Marketing
8 37 (1.33%) Manufacturing
9 33 (1.19%) Telecoms
10 32 (1.15%) Back Office
11 29 (1.04%) Electronics
12 27 (0.97%) Law
13 25 (0.90%) Legal
14 16 (0.58%) Games
15 9 (0.32%) Advertising
16 7 (0.25%) Prime Brokerage
17 6 (0.22%) Aerospace
17 6 (0.22%) Publishing
18 5 (0.18%) Automotive
19 4 (0.14%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2133 (76.67%) .NET
2 942 (33.86%) ASP.NET
3 705 (25.34%) AngularJS
4 675 (24.26%) HTML
5 541 (19.45%) ASP.NET MVC
5 541 (19.45%) ASP.NET Web API
6 526 (18.91%) CSS
7 502 (18.04%) WPF
8 481 (17.29%) WCF
9 443 (15.92%) .NET Framework
10 338 (12.15%) jQuery
11 311 (11.18%) Web Services
12 295 (10.60%) HTML5
13 282 (10.14%) Entity Framework
14 204 (7.33%) WinForms
15 196 (7.05%) React
16 189 (6.79%) REST
17 166 (5.97%) RESTful
18 145 (5.21%) XML
19 139 (5.00%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 260 (9.35%) Greenfield Project
2 205 (7.37%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 155 (5.57%) Derivative
4 152 (5.46%) Analytical Skills
5 142 (5.10%) Fixed Income
6 125 (4.49%) Computer Science
7 108 (3.88%) Equities
8 99 (3.56%) Hedge funds
9 73 (2.62%) Fintech
10 68 (2.44%) Algorithms
11 64 (2.30%) N-Tier
12 63 (2.26%) Enterprise Software
13 62 (2.23%) Data Structures
14 56 (2.01%) User Experience
15 45 (1.62%) Market Risk
16 42 (1.51%) Mobile App
17 39 (1.40%) Credit Risk
18 28 (1.01%) Client/Server
19 25 (0.90%) Equity Derivative
20 22 (0.79%) Grid Computing
Operating Systems
1 256 (9.20%) Windows
2 61 (2.19%) Linux
3 39 (1.40%) Windows Server
4 28 (1.01%) Unix
5 20 (0.72%) Apple iOS
6 16 (0.58%) Android
7 7 (0.25%) Windows 10
8 6 (0.22%) Windows Server 2008
9 5 (0.18%) Windows Server 2012
10 4 (0.14%) Solaris
11 3 (0.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 3 (0.11%) Windows 7
12 2 (0.072%) Nucleus RTOS
12 2 (0.072%) Windows Embedded Compact
13 1 (0.036%) CentOS
13 1 (0.036%) MVS
13 1 (0.036%) SUSE
13 1 (0.036%) Ubuntu
13 1 (0.036%) VMS
13 1 (0.036%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 1200 (43.13%) Agile Software Development
2 1000 (35.95%) MVC
3 741 (26.64%) TDD
4 372 (13.37%) Scrum
5 317 (11.39%) Continuous Integration
6 294 (10.57%) BDD
7 281 (10.10%) OO
8 277 (9.96%) Web Development
9 252 (9.06%) Multithreading
10 231 (8.30%) Unit Testing
11 230 (8.27%) Test Automation
12 208 (7.48%) MVVM
13 206 (7.40%) Software Engineering
14 204 (7.33%) SOLID
15 183 (6.58%) E-Commerce
16 160 (5.75%) Microservices
17 159 (5.72%) SDLC
18 139 (5.00%) Front End Development
19 130 (4.67%) Electronic Trading
20 129 (4.64%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 2782 (100.00%) C#
2 1102 (39.61%) SQL
3 856 (30.77%) JavaScript
4 232 (8.34%) T-SQL
5 216 (7.76%) Java
6 172 (6.18%) VB.NET
7 158 (5.68%) C++
8 131 (4.71%) TypeScript
9 118 (4.24%) Python
10 88 (3.16%) PowerShell
11 73 (2.62%) VBA
12 60 (2.16%) VB
13 39 (1.40%) PL/SQL
14 30 (1.08%) XAML
15 26 (0.93%) Ruby
16 25 (0.90%) VB6
17 24 (0.86%) C
18 18 (0.65%) F#
19 15 (0.54%) PHP
20 14 (0.50%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 143 (5.14%) Degree
2 53 (1.91%) Computer Science Degree
3 35 (1.26%) Security Cleared
4 18 (0.65%) SC Cleared
5 13 (0.47%) Numerate Degree
6 12 (0.43%) Microsoft Certification
7 10 (0.36%) ISTQB
8 8 (0.29%) PhD
9 5 (0.18%) BPSS Clearance
9 5 (0.18%) MCP
10 3 (0.11%) CFA
10 3 (0.11%) MCITP
10 3 (0.11%) MCTS
11 2 (0.072%) Master's Degree
11 2 (0.072%) MCPD
12 1 (0.036%) DBS Check
12 1 (0.036%) DV Cleared
12 1 (0.036%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 86 (3.09%) QA
2 45 (1.62%) MiFID
3 14 (0.50%) EMIR
4 6 (0.22%) PCI DSS
5 5 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 5 (0.18%) SLA
6 4 (0.14%) HL7
6 4 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 2 (0.072%) Disclosure Scotland
7 2 (0.072%) ISO 9001
7 2 (0.072%) WCAG
8 1 (0.036%) Data Quality
8 1 (0.036%) Dodd-Frank
8 1 (0.036%) ISO 14001
8 1 (0.036%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 87 (3.13%) Docker
2 14 (0.50%) Active Directory
3 3 (0.11%) LXC
4 2 (0.072%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 2 (0.072%) NFS
5 1 (0.036%) OpenAM
5 1 (0.036%) OpenDJ
5 1 (0.036%) Platform Symphony
5 1 (0.036%) Shibboleth
5 1 (0.036%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.036%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 28 (1.01%) Opscode Chef
2 25 (0.90%) Ansible
3 24 (0.86%) Puppet
4 10 (0.36%) Kubernetes
5 6 (0.22%) Nagios
6 5 (0.18%) NetBackup
6 5 (0.18%) ZABBIX
7 4 (0.14%) Terraform
8 3 (0.11%) Kibana
8 3 (0.11%) MOM
9 2 (0.072%) BladeLogic
9 2 (0.072%) HP Quality Center
9 2 (0.072%) Netcool
9 2 (0.072%) Rancher
9 2 (0.072%) SCOM
9 2 (0.072%) WMI
10 1 (0.036%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 1 (0.036%) HockeyApp
10 1 (0.036%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 536 (19.27%) Microsoft
2 257 (9.24%) Oracle
3 58 (2.08%) Sybase
4 55 (1.98%) DevExpress
5 50 (1.80%) Sitecore
6 48 (1.73%) TIBCO
7 33 (1.19%) SAP
7 33 (1.19%) Telerik
8 22 (0.79%) Salesforce.com
9 19 (0.68%) Xamarin
10 16 (0.58%) Charles River
10 16 (0.58%) Infragistics
11 15 (0.54%) Bloomberg
12 14 (0.50%) Google
13 12 (0.43%) Murex
13 12 (0.43%) Syncfusion
14 11 (0.40%) SimCorp
15 10 (0.36%) Reuters
16 9 (0.32%) Atlassian
17 8 (0.29%) OpenLink