Period
to 25 February 2020

The median contractor rate for a C# Developer was £463 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 25 February 2020.

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
25 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 146 100 86
Rank change year-on-year -46 -14 +11
Contract jobs requiring a C# Developer 1,212 2,526 2,818
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.78% 2.57% 2.82%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.89% 2.71% 2.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,030 2,129 2,337
UK median daily rate £463 £475 £465
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.63% +2.15% +16.25%
10th Percentile £325 £323 £313
90th Percentile £675 £675 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £355
% change year-on-year - +12.68% +1.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 23 18
UK median hourly rate £28.06 £45.00 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -37.64% - +13.92%
10th Percentile £18.20 £33.84 £39.63
90th Percentile £39.87 £50.50 £91.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.06 £43.75 £45.00
% change year-on-year -35.86% -2.78% +15.38%

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 64,114 93,075 94,882
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.91% 94.71% 94.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 41,366 61,631 62,953
UK median daily rate £450 £463 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.70% +2.78% +5.88%
10th Percentile £237 £273 £263
90th Percentile £650 £648 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,560 2,921 2,814
UK median hourly rate £19.41 £18.70 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.77% - +3.89%
10th Percentile £11.62 £11.00 £11.00
90th Percentile £51.75 £49.50 £48.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.17 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +3.83% - -

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 25 February 2020.

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 25 February 2020.

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 25 February 2020. 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 -50 1,139 £475 - 962
London -33 672 £525 - 327
UK excluding London -58 530 £400 - 679
South East -48 160 £400 -11.11% 178
Midlands -12 91 £363 -3.33% 135
North of England -68 89 £381 +4.45% 191
East of England +41 64 £450 +16.13% 79
South West -19 63 £433 +13.82% 52
East Midlands +25 48 £350 -6.67% 74
Scotland -13 47 £400 +3.23% 21
Yorkshire -11 46 £363 -0.68% 61
West Midlands -17 43 £394 +7.14% 61
North West -68 38 £400 +6.67% 120
Wales -7 12 £500 +25.79% 17
North East +16 6 £325 -16.67% 10
Northern Ireland +14 5 £431 +35.06% 5
Channel Islands - 1 £425 - 1

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

For the 6 months to 25 February 2020, C# 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# Developer in the job title.

1 1,212 (100.00%) C#
2 970 (80.03%) .NET
3 514 (42.41%) SQL Server
4 482 (39.77%) Agile Software Development
5 466 (38.45%) SQL
6 400 (33.00%) JavaScript
7 372 (30.69%) Azure
8 359 (29.62%) AngularJS
9 329 (27.15%) MVC
10 323 (26.65%) TDD
11 315 (25.99%) Finance
12 293 (24.17%) ASP.NET
13 287 (23.68%) HTML
14 257 (21.20%) CSS
15 250 (20.63%) Microsoft
16 239 (19.72%) .NET Framework
17 231 (19.06%) React
18 218 (17.99%) .NET Core
19 196 (16.17%) Microservices
20 181 (14.93%) Scrum
21 166 (13.70%) OO
22 161 (13.28%) Continuous Integration
23 160 (13.20%) WPF
24 150 (12.38%) Git (software)
25 143 (11.80%) Entity Framework
26 142 (11.72%) WCF
26 142 (11.72%) ASP.NET Web API
27 139 (11.47%) Front Office
28 136 (11.22%) DevOps
29 132 (10.89%) BDD

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 42 (3.47%) IIS
2 25 (2.06%) Umbraco
3 20 (1.65%) CMS
4 18 (1.49%) SharePoint
5 15 (1.24%) Elasticsearch
6 14 (1.16%) Confluence
7 9 (0.74%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 7 (0.58%) nginx
9 4 (0.33%) BizTalk Server
9 4 (0.33%) Oracle Coherence
10 3 (0.25%) Oracle Workflow
11 2 (0.17%) Apache Spark
11 2 (0.17%) ArcGIS
11 2 (0.17%) DNN
11 2 (0.17%) EPiServer
11 2 (0.17%) JBoss
11 2 (0.17%) Kentico
11 2 (0.17%) NServiceBus
11 2 (0.17%) Sitecore CMS
11 2 (0.17%) WordPress
Applications
1 30 (2.48%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (0.41%) MS Visio
3 4 (0.33%) Microsoft Office
4 3 (0.25%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.083%) Sketch
5 1 (0.083%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.083%) UXPin
Business Applications
1 5 (0.41%) Dynamics CRM
1 5 (0.41%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 4 (0.33%) Sophis RISQUE
3 3 (0.25%) Orchestrade
4 2 (0.17%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.17%) FINCAD Analytics
4 2 (0.17%) Payment Gateway
5 1 (0.083%) Bloomberg AIM
5 1 (0.083%) Dynamics GP
5 1 (0.083%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.083%) Eikon
5 1 (0.083%) Maximo
5 1 (0.083%) Minerva
5 1 (0.083%) NetSuite
5 1 (0.083%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.083%) Oracle ERP
5 1 (0.083%) SDL Web 8
5 1 (0.083%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 372 (30.69%) Azure
2 99 (8.17%) AWS
3 49 (4.04%) Serverless
4 29 (2.39%) Azure Functions
4 29 (2.39%) SaaS
5 22 (1.82%) GitHub
6 20 (1.65%) Azure Active Directory
7 19 (1.57%) Azure Data Factory
7 19 (1.57%) GCP
7 19 (1.57%) PaaS
8 18 (1.49%) Power Platform
9 10 (0.83%) npm
10 9 (0.74%) Data Lake Analytics
11 8 (0.66%) AWS Lambda
12 7 (0.58%) Dynamics 365
13 6 (0.50%) Cloud Computing
13 6 (0.50%) Office 365
13 6 (0.50%) OpenShift
14 5 (0.41%) NuGet
15 3 (0.25%) AWS Step Functions
Communications & Networking
1 11 (0.91%) HTTP
2 10 (0.83%) AMQP
3 6 (0.50%) TCP/IP
4 3 (0.25%) DHCP
5 2 (0.17%) DNS
5 2 (0.17%) Ethernet
5 2 (0.17%) Intranet
5 2 (0.17%) LAN
5 2 (0.17%) RTMP
5 2 (0.17%) Skype
5 2 (0.17%) SNMP
5 2 (0.17%) TETRA
5 2 (0.17%) VoIP
5 2 (0.17%) WLAN
6 1 (0.083%) Extranet
6 1 (0.083%) FTP
6 1 (0.083%) Internet
6 1 (0.083%) WEP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 514 (42.41%) SQL Server
2 70 (5.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 51 (4.21%) NoSQL
4 47 (3.88%) Relational Database
5 45 (3.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 43 (3.55%) MongoDB
7 38 (3.14%) MySQL
8 36 (2.97%) Redis
9 31 (2.56%) PostgreSQL
10 30 (2.48%) Oracle Database
11 27 (2.23%) Azure SQL Database
11 27 (2.23%) SQL Server 2012
12 25 (2.06%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 21 (1.73%) Big Data
14 19 (1.57%) Data Lake
14 19 (1.57%) Flink
15 18 (1.49%) Data Warehouse
16 17 (1.40%) Amazon DynamoDB
16 17 (1.40%) Power BI
17 16 (1.32%) Cosmos DB
Development Applications
1 150 (12.38%) Git (software)
2 117 (9.65%) Visual Studio
3 104 (8.58%) Team Foundation Server
4 78 (6.44%) TeamCity
5 60 (4.95%) NUnit
6 59 (4.87%) JIRA
7 57 (4.70%) Moq
8 51 (4.21%) Octopus Deploy
9 42 (3.47%) Jenkins
10 34 (2.81%) SpecFlow
11 29 (2.39%) Selenium
12 23 (1.90%) Subversion
13 19 (1.57%) MSTest
14 17 (1.40%) FitNesse
15 16 (1.32%) Visual Studio Team System
16 15 (1.24%) gulp
17 13 (1.07%) webpack
18 12 (0.99%) Jasmine
19 11 (0.91%) ReSharper
20 10 (0.83%) Bitbucket
General
1 315 (25.99%) Finance
2 139 (11.47%) Front Office
3 109 (8.99%) Banking
4 52 (4.29%) Public Sector
5 40 (3.30%) Investment Banking
6 39 (3.22%) Retail
7 35 (2.89%) Back Office
8 16 (1.32%) Marketing
9 15 (1.24%) Law
10 14 (1.16%) Financial Institution
11 11 (0.91%) Games
12 9 (0.74%) Electronics
12 9 (0.74%) Manufacturing
12 9 (0.74%) Telecoms
13 5 (0.41%) Publishing
14 4 (0.33%) International Banking
14 4 (0.33%) Local Government
15 3 (0.25%) Automotive
15 3 (0.25%) German Language
15 3 (0.25%) Police
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 970 (80.03%) .NET
2 359 (29.62%) AngularJS
3 293 (24.17%) ASP.NET
4 287 (23.68%) HTML
5 257 (21.20%) CSS
6 239 (19.72%) .NET Framework
7 231 (19.06%) React
8 218 (17.99%) .NET Core
9 160 (13.20%) WPF
10 143 (11.80%) Entity Framework
11 142 (11.72%) ASP.NET Web API
11 142 (11.72%) WCF
12 130 (10.73%) ASP.NET MVC
13 118 (9.74%) jQuery
14 112 (9.24%) Web Services
15 97 (8.00%) RESTful
16 77 (6.35%) HTML5
16 77 (6.35%) REST
17 68 (5.61%) WinForms
18 65 (5.36%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 119 (9.82%) Greenfield Project
2 110 (9.08%) Analytical Skills
3 65 (5.36%) Hedge funds
4 48 (3.96%) Enterprise Software
5 46 (3.80%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 34 (2.81%) Equities
7 33 (2.72%) Fixed Income
8 31 (2.56%) User Experience
9 26 (2.15%) Derivative
10 19 (1.57%) Algorithms
11 17 (1.40%) Self-Motivation
12 10 (0.83%) N-Tier
13 9 (0.74%) Virtual Team
14 8 (0.66%) Mobile App
15 7 (0.58%) Augmented Reality
15 7 (0.58%) Client/Server
15 7 (0.58%) EPoS
15 7 (0.58%) W3C
16 5 (0.41%) Data Structures
16 5 (0.41%) Interest Rate Derivative
Operating Systems
1 119 (9.82%) Windows
2 19 (1.57%) Linux
3 11 (0.91%) Windows Server
3 11 (0.91%) Windows Server 2012
4 9 (0.74%) Android
5 5 (0.41%) Apple iOS
6 4 (0.33%) Unix
7 1 (0.083%) CentOS
7 1 (0.083%) Windows 10
7 1 (0.083%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 482 (39.77%) Agile Software Development
2 329 (27.15%) MVC
3 323 (26.65%) TDD
4 196 (16.17%) Microservices
5 181 (14.93%) Scrum
6 166 (13.70%) OO
7 161 (13.28%) Continuous Integration
8 136 (11.22%) DevOps
9 132 (10.89%) BDD
10 124 (10.23%) Software Engineering
11 107 (8.83%) Test Automation
12 106 (8.75%) Unit Testing
13 104 (8.58%) OOP
14 86 (7.10%) Multithreading
15 85 (7.01%) Problem-Solving
15 85 (7.01%) Web Development
16 82 (6.77%) SOLID
17 70 (5.78%) Kanban
18 68 (5.61%) MVVM
19 67 (5.53%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 1,212 (100.00%) C#
2 466 (38.45%) SQL
3 400 (33.00%) JavaScript
4 100 (8.25%) TypeScript
5 87 (7.18%) Java
6 75 (6.19%) T-SQL
7 60 (4.95%) Python
8 54 (4.46%) C++
9 53 (4.37%) VB.NET
10 40 (3.30%) PowerShell
11 33 (2.72%) F#
12 31 (2.56%) VBA
13 27 (2.23%) PL/SQL
14 19 (1.57%) XAML
15 18 (1.49%) VB
16 16 (1.32%) C
17 4 (0.33%) Kotlin
17 4 (0.33%) Perl
17 4 (0.33%) R
17 4 (0.33%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 81 (6.68%) Degree
2 48 (3.96%) Security Cleared
3 33 (2.72%) SC Cleared
4 27 (2.23%) Computer Science Degree
5 17 (1.40%) Master's Degree
6 11 (0.91%) DV Cleared
7 10 (0.83%) Numerate Degree
8 9 (0.74%) Microsoft Certification
9 7 (0.58%) MCSD
10 5 (0.41%) PhD
11 3 (0.25%) ISTQB
12 2 (0.17%) BC Cleared
13 1 (0.083%) HND
13 1 (0.083%) ISEB
13 1 (0.083%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (3.05%) QA
2 9 (0.74%) MiFID
3 8 (0.66%) WCAG
4 3 (0.25%) PSD2
5 1 (0.083%) HL7
5 1 (0.083%) PMO
System Software
1 95 (7.84%) Docker
2 25 (2.06%) Active Directory
3 9 (0.74%) Virtual Machines
4 5 (0.41%) VirtualBox
5 2 (0.17%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (0.083%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.083%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.083%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 54 (4.46%) Kubernetes
2 16 (1.32%) MIIS
3 9 (0.74%) Opscode Chef
3 9 (0.74%) Terraform
4 8 (0.66%) Ansible
5 7 (0.58%) Puppet
6 5 (0.41%) Grafana
7 4 (0.33%) Kibana
7 4 (0.33%) Single Sign-On
8 3 (0.25%) Control-M
9 2 (0.17%) HAProxy
9 2 (0.17%) WSUS
10 1 (0.083%) cPanel
10 1 (0.083%) Docker Swarm
Vendors
1 250 (20.63%) Microsoft
2 106 (8.75%) Oracle
3 24 (1.98%) Google
4 21 (1.73%) Remedy
5 18 (1.49%) DevExpress
6 14 (1.16%) Telerik
7 11 (0.91%) SAP
7 11 (0.91%) Tableau
8 10 (0.83%) Atlassian
9 9 (0.74%) Databricks
9 9 (0.74%) RedGate
9 9 (0.74%) Salesforce.com
9 9 (0.74%) Xamarin
10 7 (0.58%) Cognos
10 7 (0.58%) MicroStrategy
10 7 (0.58%) Sitecore
10 7 (0.58%) StreamSets
11 6 (0.50%) Murex
11 6 (0.50%) SunGard
11 6 (0.50%) Sybase