Period
to 21 September 2019

The median contractor rate for a C# Developer was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 21 September 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# Developer
UK
6 months to
21 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 141 82 97
Rank change year-on-year -59 +15 +12
Contract jobs requiring a C# Developer 1,669 3,061 2,572
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.90% 2.98% 2.60%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.01% 3.14% 2.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,438 2,518 2,123
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £306
90th Percentile £650 £675 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 26 31
UK median hourly rate £45.00 £44.00 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.27% -2.22% +12.50%
10th Percentile £35.00 £35.00 £30.00
90th Percentile £60.00 £56.88 £47.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £44.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year +2.27% +3.53% +6.25%

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 82,858 97,384 93,807
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.21% 94.78% 94.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 54,373 63,921 61,302
UK median daily rate £463 £450 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.78% +2.86% +2.94%
10th Percentile £263 £269 £263
90th Percentile £650 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £415 £400
% change year-on-year +2.41% +3.75% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,874 3,178 2,812
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.11% -3.74% -1.58%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.00 £10.75
90th Percentile £52.50 £48.75 £48.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.70 £17.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year +6.83% -2.78% -2.70%

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 21 September 2019.

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 21 September 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for C# Developer in the UK

C# 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# Developer within the UK over the 6 months to 21 September 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 -53 1,583 £450 -5.26% 1,011
London -55 853 £525 -4.55% 312
UK excluding London -37 799 £400 +6.67% 742
South East -15 264 £433 +4.85% 212
North of England -52 163 £375 +2.74% 195
Midlands -6 128 £375 +7.14% 131
South West -18 105 £400 +10.34% 81
North West -14 96 £375 +3.45% 111
East of England +7 71 £375 -6.25% 80
East Midlands -1 69 £375 +7.14% 62
Yorkshire -49 60 £375 - 79
West Midlands +3 59 £400 +6.67% 68
Scotland +5 46 £425 +14.09% 15
Wales +8 14 £410 +2.50% 20
Northern Ireland +3 10 £338 -21.69% 8
North East -11 8 £388 +27.05% 5

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

For the 6 months to 21 September 2019, 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 1,669 (100.00%) C#
2 1,326 (79.45%) .NET
3 695 (41.64%) Agile Software Development
4 680 (40.74%) SQL Server
5 612 (36.67%) SQL
6 572 (34.27%) JavaScript
7 525 (31.46%) Azure
8 491 (29.42%) MVC
9 455 (27.26%) AngularJS
10 453 (27.14%) ASP.NET
11 444 (26.60%) Finance
12 435 (26.06%) TDD
13 335 (20.07%) Microsoft
14 330 (19.77%) CSS
15 319 (19.11%) HTML
16 318 (19.05%) .NET Framework
17 316 (18.93%) .NET Core
18 270 (16.18%) ASP.NET Web API
19 239 (14.32%) React
20 222 (13.30%) Continuous Integration
21 214 (12.82%) ASP.NET MVC
22 209 (12.52%) Scrum
23 208 (12.46%) Microservices
24 192 (11.50%) Greenfield Project
24 192 (11.50%) Banking
25 188 (11.26%) WPF
26 185 (11.08%) BDD
27 183 (10.96%) Front Office
28 181 (10.84%) Git (software)
29 180 (10.78%) 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 44 (2.64%) IIS
2 29 (1.74%) SharePoint
3 26 (1.56%) Umbraco
4 22 (1.32%) Confluence
5 11 (0.66%) CMS
6 9 (0.54%) Elasticsearch
7 8 (0.48%) nginx
7 8 (0.48%) NServiceBus
8 5 (0.30%) Documentum
9 4 (0.24%) ArcGIS
9 4 (0.24%) BizTalk Server
9 4 (0.24%) SharePoint 2013
9 4 (0.24%) Sitecore CMS
10 3 (0.18%) EPiServer
11 2 (0.12%) Apache
11 2 (0.12%) SugarCRM
12 1 (0.060%) ColdFusion
12 1 (0.060%) DNN
12 1 (0.060%) MQSeries
12 1 (0.060%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 51 (3.06%) Microsoft Excel
2 8 (0.48%) MS Visio
3 7 (0.42%) Microsoft Office
4 5 (0.30%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.12%) Photoshop
5 2 (0.12%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.060%) Sketch
6 1 (0.060%) UXPin
Business Applications
1 23 (1.38%) Dynamics CRM
2 20 (1.20%) Endur
3 5 (0.30%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 4 (0.24%) Oracle EBS
4 4 (0.24%) Oracle ERP
5 3 (0.18%) Dynamics NAV
5 3 (0.18%) Payment Gateway
6 1 (0.060%) Bloomberg AIM
6 1 (0.060%) Distributed Ledger
6 1 (0.060%) Maximo
6 1 (0.060%) Minerva
6 1 (0.060%) Revive Adserver
6 1 (0.060%) SDL Web 8
6 1 (0.060%) thinkFolio
6 1 (0.060%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 525 (31.46%) Azure
2 103 (6.17%) AWS
3 49 (2.94%) Serverless
4 31 (1.86%) PaaS
5 29 (1.74%) Power Platform
6 25 (1.50%) Azure Functions
7 23 (1.38%) Azure Active Directory
7 23 (1.38%) Dynamics 365
8 22 (1.32%) GitHub
9 16 (0.96%) npm
10 13 (0.78%) AWS Lambda
11 12 (0.72%) Cloud Computing
11 12 (0.72%) OpenShift
11 12 (0.72%) SaaS
12 11 (0.66%) Azure Data Factory
13 9 (0.54%) GCP
14 4 (0.24%) AWS CloudFormation
14 4 (0.24%) Force.com
14 4 (0.24%) Office 365
14 4 (0.24%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 18 (1.08%) AMQP
2 16 (0.96%) TCP/IP
3 14 (0.84%) HTTP
4 9 (0.54%) Modbus
5 7 (0.42%) Ethernet
6 5 (0.30%) TETRA
7 4 (0.24%) Internet
7 4 (0.24%) VoIP
8 3 (0.18%) Intranet
9 2 (0.12%) Reverse Proxy
9 2 (0.12%) Skype
10 1 (0.060%) DHCP
10 1 (0.060%) Extranet
10 1 (0.060%) RS-232
10 1 (0.060%) RS-485
10 1 (0.060%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 680 (40.74%) SQL Server
2 121 (7.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 91 (5.45%) NoSQL
4 79 (4.73%) Relational Database
5 61 (3.65%) Data Warehouse
6 57 (3.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 37 (2.22%) PostgreSQL
7 37 (2.22%) SQL Server 2008
8 33 (1.98%) MongoDB
8 33 (1.98%) MySQL
9 32 (1.92%) Oracle Database
10 29 (1.74%) Cosmos DB
11 28 (1.68%) Power BI
12 26 (1.56%) SQL Server 2012
13 24 (1.44%) Redis
14 22 (1.32%) Azure SQL Database
14 22 (1.32%) SQL Server 2014
15 20 (1.20%) SQL Server 2016
16 17 (1.02%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 12 (0.72%) Amazon DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 181 (10.84%) Git (software)
2 143 (8.57%) Visual Studio
3 106 (6.35%) Team Foundation Server
4 91 (5.45%) TeamCity
5 76 (4.55%) NUnit
6 67 (4.01%) JIRA
7 65 (3.89%) Jenkins
8 61 (3.65%) Visual Studio Team System
9 52 (3.12%) Octopus Deploy
10 38 (2.28%) SpecFlow
11 37 (2.22%) Moq
12 31 (1.86%) MSTest
13 28 (1.68%) Selenium
14 27 (1.62%) Bitbucket
15 23 (1.38%) ReSharper
16 17 (1.02%) Jasmine
16 17 (1.02%) webpack
17 16 (0.96%) MSI
18 15 (0.90%) gulp
18 15 (0.90%) Oracle Forms
General
1 444 (26.60%) Finance
2 192 (11.50%) Banking
3 183 (10.96%) Front Office
4 60 (3.59%) Back Office
5 56 (3.36%) Law
6 45 (2.70%) Financial Institution
7 39 (2.34%) Investment Banking
7 39 (2.34%) Public Sector
8 38 (2.28%) Retail
9 33 (1.98%) Telecoms
10 18 (1.08%) Marketing
11 16 (0.96%) Manufacturing
12 15 (0.90%) Games
13 11 (0.66%) Electronics
13 11 (0.66%) Legal
14 6 (0.36%) Publishing
15 5 (0.30%) Billing
16 3 (0.18%) Advertising
16 3 (0.18%) Automotive
16 3 (0.18%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,326 (79.45%) .NET
2 455 (27.26%) AngularJS
3 453 (27.14%) ASP.NET
4 330 (19.77%) CSS
5 319 (19.11%) HTML
6 318 (19.05%) .NET Framework
7 316 (18.93%) .NET Core
8 270 (16.18%) ASP.NET Web API
9 239 (14.32%) React
10 214 (12.82%) ASP.NET MVC
11 188 (11.26%) WPF
12 164 (9.83%) Entity Framework
13 154 (9.23%) WCF
14 151 (9.05%) jQuery
15 150 (8.99%) Web Services
16 124 (7.43%) RESTful
17 122 (7.31%) REST
17 122 (7.31%) WinForms
18 93 (5.57%) HTML5
19 88 (5.27%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 192 (11.50%) Greenfield Project
2 88 (5.27%) Hedge funds
3 81 (4.85%) Derivative
4 78 (4.67%) Analytical Skills
5 62 (3.71%) Enterprise Software
6 58 (3.48%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 49 (2.94%) Equities
8 40 (2.40%) User Experience
9 38 (2.28%) Fixed Income
10 30 (1.80%) Self-Motivation
11 21 (1.26%) Mobile App
12 15 (0.90%) Algorithms
12 15 (0.90%) Equity Derivative
13 14 (0.84%) Data Structures
14 11 (0.66%) Credit Risk
14 11 (0.66%) OTC Derivatives
15 10 (0.60%) Client/Server
15 10 (0.60%) EPoS
15 10 (0.60%) Market Risk
16 9 (0.54%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 164 (9.83%) Windows
2 17 (1.02%) Linux
3 15 (0.90%) Android
3 15 (0.90%) Windows Server
4 9 (0.54%) Apple iOS
5 3 (0.18%) Unix
5 3 (0.18%) Windows 10
6 1 (0.060%) Embedded Linux
6 1 (0.060%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 695 (41.64%) Agile Software Development
2 491 (29.42%) MVC
3 435 (26.06%) TDD
4 222 (13.30%) Continuous Integration
5 209 (12.52%) Scrum
6 208 (12.46%) Microservices
7 185 (11.08%) BDD
8 180 (10.78%) OO
9 165 (9.89%) Unit Testing
10 142 (8.51%) DevOps
11 134 (8.03%) SOLID
12 126 (7.55%) SDLC
13 121 (7.25%) Software Engineering
14 117 (7.01%) Test Automation
15 106 (6.35%) Problem-Solving
16 105 (6.29%) Web Development
17 100 (5.99%) OOP
18 99 (5.93%) Multithreading
19 92 (5.51%) Kanban
20 84 (5.03%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 1,669 (100.00%) C#
2 612 (36.67%) SQL
3 572 (34.27%) JavaScript
4 146 (8.75%) T-SQL
4 146 (8.75%) TypeScript
5 135 (8.09%) VB.NET
6 68 (4.07%) C++
7 60 (3.59%) Python
8 55 (3.30%) Java
9 53 (3.18%) VBA
10 44 (2.64%) PowerShell
11 37 (2.22%) PL/SQL
12 36 (2.16%) VB
13 26 (1.56%) F#
14 13 (0.78%) C
15 10 (0.60%) Apple Swift
15 10 (0.60%) ES6
15 10 (0.60%) Objective-C
15 10 (0.60%) XAML
16 9 (0.54%) PHP
Qualifications
1 67 (4.01%) Degree
2 53 (3.18%) Security Cleared
3 33 (1.98%) SC Cleared
4 16 (0.96%) Computer Science Degree
5 7 (0.42%) PhD
6 6 (0.36%) CFA
6 6 (0.36%) Master's Degree
7 5 (0.30%) DV Cleared
8 3 (0.18%) BC Cleared
8 3 (0.18%) CTC Cleared
9 1 (0.060%) MCSD
9 1 (0.060%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.060%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 51 (3.06%) QA
2 13 (0.78%) MiFID
3 6 (0.36%) PSD2
4 4 (0.24%) ISO 14001
4 4 (0.24%) ISO 9001
4 4 (0.24%) PMO
5 2 (0.12%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.12%) HL7
5 2 (0.12%) WCAG
6 1 (0.060%) Dublin Core
6 1 (0.060%) GxP
6 1 (0.060%) IEC 62304
System Software
1 97 (5.81%) Docker
2 24 (1.44%) Active Directory
3 14 (0.84%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 57 (3.42%) Kubernetes
2 13 (0.78%) MIIS
3 12 (0.72%) Ansible
3 12 (0.72%) Microsoft Intune
4 10 (0.60%) SCCM
4 10 (0.60%) Terraform
5 6 (0.36%) Opscode Chef
5 6 (0.36%) Single Sign-On
6 5 (0.30%) Grafana
7 3 (0.18%) Docker Swarm
7 3 (0.18%) Kibana
7 3 (0.18%) Puppet
8 2 (0.12%) Hadoop YARN
8 2 (0.12%) ITRS Geneos
9 1 (0.060%) Control-M
9 1 (0.060%) HAProxy
9 1 (0.060%) logstash
9 1 (0.060%) Packer
9 1 (0.060%) WSUS
Vendors
1 335 (20.07%) Microsoft
2 129 (7.73%) Oracle
3 20 (1.20%) OpenLink
4 14 (0.84%) Citrix
5 13 (0.78%) Salesforce.com
6 12 (0.72%) Tableau
6 12 (0.72%) Xamarin
7 11 (0.66%) DevExpress
7 11 (0.66%) SAP
8 10 (0.60%) Google
8 10 (0.60%) Telerik
9 9 (0.54%) Siemens
10 8 (0.48%) Sitecore
11 7 (0.42%) Cognos
11 7 (0.42%) MicroStrategy
12 6 (0.36%) Sony
13 5 (0.30%) Atlassian
13 5 (0.30%) Remedy
13 5 (0.30%) Sybase
14 4 (0.24%) Twitter