Period
to 26 January 2022

The median contractor rate for a C# Developer was £575 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 26 January 2022.

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
26 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 198 252 151
Rank change year-on-year +54 -101 -53
Contract jobs requiring a C# Developer 1,257 443 1,262
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 1.43% 1.05% 1.78%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.53% 1.13% 1.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,027 352 1,090
10th Percentile £350 £300 £325
25th Percentile £425 £363 £375
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £575 £498 £450
Median % change year-on-year +15.58% +10.56% -5.26%
75th Percentile £738 £613 £550
90th Percentile £800 £669 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £375 £400
% change year-on-year +20.00% -6.25% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 2 3
10th Percentile £60.00 £25.43 £20.35
25th Percentile £62.00 £27.94 £26.78
Median hourly rate £62.15 £33.75 £40.00
Median % change year-on-year +84.15% -15.63% -10.11%
75th Percentile - £40.44 £45.63
90th Percentile £77.50 £43.48 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £62.15 £43.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +44.53% +7.50% -11.11%

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 82,020 39,113 66,683
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.37% 92.52% 93.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 57,550 26,795 44,607
10th Percentile £305 £256 £235
25th Percentile £413 £363 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £520 £470 £450
Median % change year-on-year +10.64% +4.44% -
75th Percentile £625 £573 £563
90th Percentile £700 £650 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,029 1,434 2,463
10th Percentile £12.25 £11.17 £11.17
25th Percentile £14.31 £14.50 £14.00
Median hourly rate £21.04 £23.69 £18.00
Median % change year-on-year -11.17% +31.58% +2.27%
75th Percentile £47.00 £45.25 £38.00
90th Percentile £62.50 £58.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.12 £20.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -9.43% +14.29% -

C# Developer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for C# Developer in the UK

C# Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing C# Developer.

Daily rate trend for C# Developer in the UK

C# Developer
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing C# Developer over the 6 months to 26 January 2022.

Daily rate histogram for C# Developer in the UK

C# Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing C# Developer.

Hourly rate trend for C# Developer in the UK

C# Developer
Hourly Rate Histogram

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing C# Developer over the 6 months to 26 January 2022.

Hourly rate histogram for C# Developer in the UK

C# Developer
Top 18 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 26 January 2022. 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
Jobs
England +41 1,072 £625 +19.05% 598
London +37 780 £650 +11.11% 221
Work from Home +21 318 £450 +15.38% 222
UK excluding London +8 294 £450 +20.00% 402
South East -7 75 £475 +18.75% 100
North of England -34 51 £450 +28.57% 86
Midlands -55 42 £388 +6.16% 88
South West -24 41 £425 +3.66% 42
East of England -26 37 £415 -12.63% 58
North West -29 35 £475 +35.71% 55
Scotland -29 31 £475 +18.75% 15
West Midlands -51 30 £400 +9.59% 42
Wales -8 16 £579 +50.94% 10
East Midlands -24 12 £350 +21.74% 46
Yorkshire -30 9 £375 +13.21% 21
North East +3 7 £475 +26.67% 10
Northern Ireland -1 4 £475 +35.71% 3
Isle of Man - 1 £328 -

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

For the 6 months to 26 January 2022, 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 1,257 (100.00%) C#
2 970 (77.17%) .NET
3 529 (42.08%) SQL
4 491 (39.06%) Agile Software Development
5 460 (36.60%) SQL Server
6 418 (33.25%) Azure
7 374 (29.75%) .NET Framework
8 320 (25.46%) Finance
9 283 (22.51%) Social Skills
10 273 (21.72%) .NET Core
11 262 (20.84%) Full Stack Development
12 241 (19.17%) AngularJS
13 239 (19.01%) JavaScript
14 232 (18.46%) ASP.NET
14 232 (18.46%) DevOps
15 228 (18.14%) TDD
16 222 (17.66%) Banking
17 212 (16.87%) Oracle
18 210 (16.71%) Microsoft
19 209 (16.63%) CI/CD
20 201 (15.99%) Software Engineering
21 190 (15.12%) React
22 188 (14.96%) Front Office
23 187 (14.88%) Microservices
24 186 (14.80%) Windows
25 183 (14.56%) TypeScript
26 169 (13.44%) WPF
27 167 (13.29%) Scrum
28 145 (11.54%) MVC
29 141 (11.22%) T-SQL

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 32 (2.55%) SharePoint
2 29 (2.31%) IIS
3 21 (1.67%) Confluence
4 20 (1.59%) BizTalk Server
5 8 (0.64%) Elasticsearch
5 8 (0.64%) Umbraco
6 6 (0.48%) Oracle Coherence
7 5 (0.40%) CMS
8 2 (0.16%) Jupyter
8 2 (0.16%) Sitecore CMS
9 1 (0.080%) Camunda
9 1 (0.080%) Cloud Foundry
9 1 (0.080%) Documentum
9 1 (0.080%) Ethereum
9 1 (0.080%) Jetty
9 1 (0.080%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 1 (0.080%) WordPress
Applications
1 81 (6.44%) Microsoft Excel
2 11 (0.88%) Chatbot
3 2 (0.16%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (0.080%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.080%) Simulink
4 1 (0.080%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 8 (0.64%) Endur
2 5 (0.40%) Orchestrade
3 3 (0.24%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.24%) Global One
3 3 (0.24%) Payment Gateway
4 1 (0.080%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.080%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.080%) SimCorp Dimension
4 1 (0.080%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 418 (33.25%) Azure
2 85 (6.76%) AWS
3 69 (5.49%) Serverless
4 55 (4.38%) Azure Functions
5 41 (3.26%) PaaS
6 40 (3.18%) Azure Cosmos DB
7 39 (3.10%) Azure Service Bus
8 29 (2.31%) Azure Active Directory
9 27 (2.15%) npm
9 27 (2.15%) Power Platform
10 26 (2.07%) Azure Logic Apps
11 25 (1.99%) Azure Storage
12 21 (1.67%) Azure Data Factory
13 20 (1.59%) AWS Lambda
14 18 (1.43%) SaaS
15 15 (1.19%) GCP
15 15 (1.19%) OpenShift
16 14 (1.11%) Azure Monitor
17 9 (0.72%) Microsoft 365
18 8 (0.64%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 19 (1.51%) Internet
2 11 (0.88%) RTMP
3 6 (0.48%) HTTP
4 5 (0.40%) TCP/IP
5 3 (0.24%) SSL
6 2 (0.16%) SNMP
6 2 (0.16%) VoIP
7 1 (0.080%) DNS
7 1 (0.080%) FIX Connectivity
7 1 (0.080%) Intranet
7 1 (0.080%) MQTT
7 1 (0.080%) Network Security
7 1 (0.080%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 460 (36.60%) SQL Server
2 66 (5.25%) Relational Database
3 54 (4.30%) Oracle Database
4 50 (3.98%) Azure SQL Database
5 45 (3.58%) MongoDB
6 43 (3.42%) NoSQL
7 40 (3.18%) PostgreSQL
8 25 (1.99%) Data Warehouse
9 24 (1.91%) Power BI
10 23 (1.83%) MySQL
10 23 (1.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 13 (1.03%) Crystal Reports
11 13 (1.03%) Oracle Reports
11 13 (1.03%) SQL Server 2012
12 11 (0.88%) Data Lake
12 11 (0.88%) SQL Server 2016
12 11 (0.88%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 11 (0.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 10 (0.80%) Redis
13 10 (0.80%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 131 (10.42%) Git (software)
2 110 (8.75%) JIRA
3 67 (5.33%) Visual Studio
4 55 (4.38%) TeamCity
5 47 (3.74%) Team Foundation Server
6 43 (3.42%) Jenkins
7 27 (2.15%) Grunt
8 22 (1.75%) Octopus Deploy
9 20 (1.59%) Subversion
10 18 (1.43%) Artifactory
11 13 (1.03%) Jasmine
12 12 (0.95%) Postman
12 12 (0.95%) SpecFlow
13 10 (0.80%) Bitbucket
14 9 (0.72%) Selenium
15 8 (0.64%) NUnit
15 8 (0.64%) ReSharper
15 8 (0.64%) Visual Studio Team System
16 7 (0.56%) Mocha
16 7 (0.56%) Spock
General
1 320 (25.46%) Finance
2 283 (22.51%) Social Skills
3 222 (17.66%) Banking
4 188 (14.96%) Front Office
5 121 (9.63%) Investment Banking
6 94 (7.48%) Analytical Skills
7 19 (1.51%) Presentation Skills
7 19 (1.51%) Public Sector
8 18 (1.43%) Marketing
9 17 (1.35%) Influencing Skills
10 15 (1.19%) Back Office
11 12 (0.95%) Telecoms
12 11 (0.88%) Manufacturing
13 10 (0.80%) Electronics
14 9 (0.72%) Financial Institution
14 9 (0.72%) Law
15 8 (0.64%) Retail
16 5 (0.40%) Organisational Skills
17 4 (0.32%) Documentation Skills
17 4 (0.32%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 970 (77.17%) .NET
2 374 (29.75%) .NET Framework
3 273 (21.72%) .NET Core
4 241 (19.17%) AngularJS
5 232 (18.46%) ASP.NET
6 190 (15.12%) React
7 169 (13.44%) WPF
8 136 (10.82%) CSS
9 129 (10.26%) HTML
10 116 (9.23%) ASP.NET Web API
11 99 (7.88%) WinForms
12 93 (7.40%) Entity Framework
13 79 (6.28%) REST
14 73 (5.81%) WCF
15 70 (5.57%) Reactive Extensions
15 70 (5.57%) RESTful
16 67 (5.33%) ASP.NET MVC
17 47 (3.74%) Node.js
18 45 (3.58%) Web Services
19 43 (3.42%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 86 (6.84%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 70 (5.57%) User Experience
3 69 (5.49%) Greenfield Project
4 50 (3.98%) Derivative
5 40 (3.18%) Fixed Income
6 36 (2.86%) Hedge funds
7 29 (2.31%) Equities
8 28 (2.23%) Market Risk
9 27 (2.15%) Cloud Native
10 24 (1.91%) Legacy Systems
11 22 (1.75%) Enterprise Software
12 20 (1.59%) Data Protection Act
13 19 (1.51%) Self-Motivation
14 17 (1.35%) Credit Risk
15 11 (0.88%) Client/Server
16 10 (0.80%) Data Structures
17 7 (0.56%) Mobile App
18 6 (0.48%) Legacy Code
18 6 (0.48%) Reinsurance
19 5 (0.40%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 186 (14.80%) Windows
2 21 (1.67%) Linux
3 8 (0.64%) Windows Server
4 6 (0.48%) Android
5 3 (0.24%) Apple iOS
5 3 (0.24%) Mac OS
5 3 (0.24%) Ubuntu
6 2 (0.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.080%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 491 (39.06%) Agile Software Development
2 262 (20.84%) Full Stack Development
3 232 (18.46%) DevOps
4 228 (18.14%) TDD
5 209 (16.63%) CI/CD
6 201 (15.99%) Software Engineering
7 187 (14.88%) Microservices
8 167 (13.29%) Scrum
9 145 (11.54%) MVC
10 135 (10.74%) Unit Testing
11 123 (9.79%) Test Automation
12 118 (9.39%) Continuous Integration
13 117 (9.31%) OO
14 113 (8.99%) Electronic Trading
15 107 (8.51%) Analytics
16 95 (7.56%) SDLC
17 91 (7.24%) BDD
17 91 (7.24%) Multithreading
18 90 (7.16%) Fintech
19 78 (6.21%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 1,257 (100.00%) C#
2 529 (42.08%) SQL
3 239 (19.01%) JavaScript
4 183 (14.56%) TypeScript
5 141 (11.22%) T-SQL
6 125 (9.94%) C++
7 110 (8.75%) Python
8 92 (7.32%) VB.NET
9 87 (6.92%) VBA
10 75 (5.97%) PL/SQL
11 71 (5.65%) VB
12 66 (5.25%) Java
13 58 (4.61%) PowerShell
14 35 (2.78%) Go
15 29 (2.31%) C
16 12 (0.95%) PHP
17 10 (0.80%) Bash
18 9 (0.72%) XAML
19 8 (0.64%) Groovy
20 6 (0.48%) VB6
Qualifications
1 90 (7.16%) Security Cleared
2 87 (6.92%) SC Cleared
3 41 (3.26%) Degree
4 14 (1.11%) Computer Science Degree
5 8 (0.64%) DV Cleared
6 5 (0.40%) BPSS Clearance
7 4 (0.32%) PhD
8 2 (0.16%) ISTQB
8 2 (0.16%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 2 (0.16%) Master's Degree
9 1 (0.080%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.080%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 59 (4.69%) QA
2 13 (1.03%) Accessibility
3 5 (0.40%) MiFID
4 4 (0.32%) WCAG
5 3 (0.24%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.080%) DICOM
6 1 (0.080%) EMIR
6 1 (0.080%) HL7
System Software
1 126 (10.02%) Docker
2 27 (2.15%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.080%) Firmware
3 1 (0.080%) GridGain
3 1 (0.080%) LXC
3 1 (0.080%) NFS
3 1 (0.080%) Platform Symphony
3 1 (0.080%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 130 (10.34%) Kubernetes
2 36 (2.86%) Terraform
3 17 (1.35%) Prometheus
4 14 (1.11%) Grafana
5 12 (0.95%) Ansible
6 10 (0.80%) Kibana
7 6 (0.48%) MIIS
8 5 (0.40%) Automic
9 3 (0.24%) Microsoft Intune
9 3 (0.24%) Rancher
9 3 (0.24%) ZABBIX
10 1 (0.080%) Control-M
10 1 (0.080%) Puppet
Vendors
1 212 (16.87%) Oracle
2 210 (16.71%) Microsoft
3 37 (2.94%) DevExpress
4 26 (2.07%) SAP
5 25 (1.99%) TIBCO
6 19 (1.51%) Citrix
7 16 (1.27%) MuleSoft
8 14 (1.11%) Google
9 12 (0.95%) Blue Prism
9 12 (0.95%) Databricks
10 11 (0.88%) OpenLink
10 11 (0.88%) Telerik
11 7 (0.56%) Sage
12 6 (0.48%) Dynatrace
13 5 (0.40%) Murex
13 5 (0.40%) Xamarin
14 3 (0.24%) Charles River
14 3 (0.24%) Syncfusion
15 2 (0.16%) Cognizant
15 2 (0.16%) IBM