Period
to 19 September 2017

The median contractor rate for a C# Developer was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 19 September 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
19 Sep 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 93 108 78
Rank change year-on-year +15 -30 -7
Contract jobs requiring a C# Developer 2569 2365 2981
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.60% 2.21% 2.63%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.75% 2.33% 2.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 2118 1881 2277
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +2.56% +4.00%
10th Percentile £306 £280 £275
90th Percentile £638 £625 £610
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year +2.94% +4.62% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 30 21
UK median hourly rate £45.00 £40.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.50% +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £30.00 £19.09 £21.88
90th Percentile £48.35 £46.00 £44.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.00 £40.00 £33.50
% change year-on-year +7.50% +19.40% -4.29%

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 93561 101498 107666
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.80% 94.83% 94.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 61101 66325 68182
UK median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £263 £255 £243
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2818 3137 4100
UK median hourly rate £18.81 £19.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.00% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.31 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £46.50 £43.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £18.80 £17.50
% change year-on-year -4.26% +7.43% +4.04%

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 19 September 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 19 September 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 19 September 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 +9 2439 £435 +8.75% 646
London +20 1435 £538 +7.50% 220
UK excluding London +8 1120 £350 +2.94% 435
South East -14 346 £363 +3.57% 128
North of England +21 228 £340 +4.62% 112
Midlands -1 184 £335 +3.08% 81
South West +2 171 £350 +3.70% 47
North West -8 114 £355 +9.23% 61
Yorkshire +11 100 £340 +4.62% 47
East Midlands -4 99 £325 +8.33% 40
East of England -8 84 £363 -4.92% 58
West Midlands -13 83 £335 -2.90% 41
Scotland +51 65 £356 +14.92% 3
Northern Ireland -23 42 £408 +0.68% 2
North East +58 14 £340 -2.86% 4
Wales -1 10 £360 -0.69% 4
Isle of Man - 1 £210 -

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

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 2569 (100.00%) C#
2 1994 (77.62%) .NET
3 1125 (43.79%) SQL Server
4 1074 (41.81%) Agile Software Development
5 980 (38.15%) SQL
6 954 (37.14%) MVC
7 882 (34.33%) ASP.NET
8 816 (31.76%) JavaScript
9 683 (26.59%) TDD
10 674 (26.24%) Finance
11 662 (25.77%) AngularJS
12 632 (24.60%) HTML
13 525 (20.44%) CSS
14 500 (19.46%) WPF
15 495 (19.27%) ASP.NET Web API
16 477 (18.57%) Microsoft
17 471 (18.33%) ASP.NET MVC
18 469 (18.26%) WCF
19 460 (17.91%) Banking
20 410 (15.96%) .NET Framework
21 391 (15.22%) Front Office
22 337 (13.12%) Scrum
23 334 (13.00%) jQuery
24 297 (11.56%) HTML5
25 288 (11.21%) Web Services
26 285 (11.09%) Microsoft Azure
27 282 (10.98%) Windows
28 275 (10.70%) OO
29 272 (10.59%) Entity Framework
30 270 (10.51%) Continuous Integration

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
1 109 (4.24%) CMS
2 76 (2.96%) Elasticsearch
3 64 (2.49%) IIS
4 49 (1.91%) NServiceBus
5 37 (1.44%) SharePoint
6 35 (1.36%) Sitecore CMS
7 33 (1.28%) Umbraco
8 20 (0.78%) BizTalk Server
9 19 (0.74%) Oracle Coherence
10 18 (0.70%) Confluence
11 16 (0.62%) Apache Solr
12 15 (0.58%) Apache Spark
13 14 (0.54%) EPiServer
14 13 (0.51%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 10 (0.39%) Kentico
16 8 (0.31%) SharePoint 2010
17 7 (0.27%) Sitefinity
18 6 (0.23%) Cloud Foundry
18 6 (0.23%) Kinematics
18 6 (0.23%) OpenStack
Applications
1 86 (3.35%) Microsoft Excel
2 11 (0.43%) Spreadsheet
3 9 (0.35%) Microsoft Office
4 7 (0.27%) Photoshop
5 5 (0.19%) Adobe Illustrator
6 4 (0.16%) MS Visio
7 2 (0.078%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 2 (0.078%) InfoPath
8 1 (0.039%) AutoCAD
8 1 (0.039%) Microsoft PowerPoint
8 1 (0.039%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 37 (1.44%) Dynamics CRM
2 15 (0.58%) ION MarketView
3 10 (0.39%) RMDS
4 9 (0.35%) Endur
5 8 (0.31%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 4 (0.16%) Dynamics NAV
7 2 (0.078%) Kondor
7 2 (0.078%) SimCorp Dimension
8 1 (0.039%) Dynamics AX
8 1 (0.039%) Magento
8 1 (0.039%) Markit EDM
8 1 (0.039%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
8 1 (0.039%) Sage CRM
8 1 (0.039%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 285 (11.09%) Microsoft Azure
2 127 (4.94%) Amazon AWS
3 25 (0.97%) GitHub
3 25 (0.97%) SaaS
4 23 (0.90%) Cloud Computing
5 13 (0.51%) Amazon EC2
6 11 (0.43%) AWS Lambda
7 9 (0.35%) Office 365
8 8 (0.31%) PaaS
9 6 (0.23%) IaaS
9 6 (0.23%) npm
10 4 (0.16%) Azure Active Directory
10 4 (0.16%) Dynamics 365
11 3 (0.12%) Google Cloud Platform
11 3 (0.12%) OpenShift
12 2 (0.078%) Amazon Kinesis
12 2 (0.078%) Slack
13 1 (0.039%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 25 (0.97%) TCP/IP
2 17 (0.66%) Intranet
3 14 (0.54%) Internet
4 12 (0.47%) HTTP
5 7 (0.27%) DNS
6 6 (0.23%) Ethernet
7 5 (0.19%) Network Security
7 5 (0.19%) SMTP
7 5 (0.19%) Wireshark
8 4 (0.16%) CTI
8 4 (0.16%) LDAP
9 3 (0.12%) AMQP
9 3 (0.12%) Multicast
9 3 (0.12%) SMS
9 3 (0.12%) X.509
10 2 (0.078%) Firewall
10 2 (0.078%) FTP
10 2 (0.078%) IMAP
10 2 (0.078%) PPP
10 2 (0.078%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1125 (43.79%) SQL Server
2 177 (6.89%) NoSQL
3 130 (5.06%) SQL Server 2008
4 116 (4.52%) SQL Server 2012
5 113 (4.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 110 (4.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 106 (4.13%) MongoDB
8 105 (4.09%) Relational Database
9 71 (2.76%) Oracle Database
10 50 (1.95%) MySQL
11 43 (1.67%) SQL Server 2016
12 40 (1.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 37 (1.44%) SQL Server 2014
14 32 (1.25%) RDBMS
15 31 (1.21%) Redis
16 30 (1.17%) Big Data
16 30 (1.17%) RavenDB
16 30 (1.17%) SQL Server 2005
17 28 (1.09%) Data Warehouse
17 28 (1.09%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 229 (8.91%) Team Foundation Server
2 223 (8.68%) Git (software)
3 221 (8.60%) Visual Studio
4 142 (5.53%) TeamCity
5 135 (5.25%) NUnit
6 90 (3.50%) Octopus Deploy
7 88 (3.43%) SpecFlow
8 82 (3.19%) Subversion
9 73 (2.84%) JIRA
10 58 (2.26%) Moq
11 45 (1.75%) MSTest
12 36 (1.40%) Jenkins
13 30 (1.17%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 30 (1.17%) MSBuild
13 30 (1.17%) ReSharper
14 28 (1.09%) Mockito
15 25 (0.97%) gulp
15 25 (0.97%) JUnit
16 24 (0.93%) Selenium
17 19 (0.74%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 674 (26.24%) Finance
2 460 (17.91%) Banking
3 391 (15.22%) Front Office
4 211 (8.21%) Investment Banking
5 56 (2.18%) Retail
6 49 (1.91%) Manufacturing
7 45 (1.75%) Marketing
8 40 (1.56%) Back Office
9 38 (1.48%) Telecoms
10 36 (1.40%) Electronics
11 34 (1.32%) Financial Institution
12 23 (0.90%) Games
12 23 (0.90%) Law
13 19 (0.74%) Legal
14 9 (0.35%) Prime Brokerage
15 8 (0.31%) Automotive
16 7 (0.27%) Advertising
17 6 (0.23%) Aerospace
18 5 (0.19%) Pharmaceutical
19 4 (0.16%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1994 (77.62%) .NET
2 882 (34.33%) ASP.NET
3 662 (25.77%) AngularJS
4 632 (24.60%) HTML
5 525 (20.44%) CSS
6 500 (19.46%) WPF
7 495 (19.27%) ASP.NET Web API
8 471 (18.33%) ASP.NET MVC
9 469 (18.26%) WCF
10 410 (15.96%) .NET Framework
11 334 (13.00%) jQuery
12 297 (11.56%) HTML5
13 288 (11.21%) Web Services
14 272 (10.59%) Entity Framework
15 178 (6.93%) REST
15 178 (6.93%) WinForms
16 167 (6.50%) React
17 158 (6.15%) XML
18 142 (5.53%) LINQ
19 133 (5.18%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 222 (8.64%) Greenfield Project
2 168 (6.54%) Derivative
3 164 (6.38%) Analytical Skills
4 152 (5.92%) Fixed Income
5 146 (5.68%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 121 (4.71%) Computer Science
7 110 (4.28%) Equities
8 98 (3.81%) Hedge funds
9 74 (2.88%) Algorithms
10 59 (2.30%) Fintech
11 56 (2.18%) User Experience
12 46 (1.79%) Data Structures
13 45 (1.75%) Enterprise Software
14 42 (1.63%) Mobile App
15 38 (1.48%) Equity Derivative
15 38 (1.48%) N-Tier
16 37 (1.44%) Market Risk
17 33 (1.28%) Credit Risk
18 19 (0.74%) Blog
19 18 (0.70%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 282 (10.98%) Windows
2 61 (2.37%) Linux
3 43 (1.67%) Unix
4 35 (1.36%) Windows Server
5 22 (0.86%) Apple iOS
6 20 (0.78%) Android
7 5 (0.19%) Windows 10
7 5 (0.19%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (0.19%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (0.16%) Solaris
9 3 (0.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (0.078%) CentOS
10 2 (0.078%) Windows 7
11 1 (0.039%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.039%) MVS
11 1 (0.039%) SUSE
11 1 (0.039%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.039%) Windows Embedded Compact
11 1 (0.039%) Windows Phone
11 1 (0.039%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 1074 (41.81%) Agile Software Development
2 954 (37.14%) MVC
3 683 (26.59%) TDD
4 337 (13.12%) Scrum
5 275 (10.70%) OO
6 270 (10.51%) Continuous Integration
7 264 (10.28%) Web Development
8 241 (9.38%) Multithreading
9 231 (8.99%) BDD
10 205 (7.98%) Software Engineering
11 197 (7.67%) Unit Testing
12 195 (7.59%) Test Automation
13 190 (7.40%) MVVM
14 174 (6.77%) SOLID
15 171 (6.66%) SDLC
16 140 (5.45%) E-Commerce
17 130 (5.06%) Microservices
18 117 (4.55%) Pair Programming
19 116 (4.52%) SOA
20 115 (4.48%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 2569 (100.00%) C#
2 980 (38.15%) SQL
3 816 (31.76%) JavaScript
4 218 (8.49%) Java
5 214 (8.33%) T-SQL
6 171 (6.66%) C++
7 138 (5.37%) VB.NET
8 125 (4.87%) TypeScript
9 107 (4.17%) Python
10 63 (2.45%) PowerShell
11 59 (2.30%) VB
12 52 (2.02%) VBA
13 51 (1.99%) PL/SQL
14 42 (1.63%) XAML
15 32 (1.25%) C
16 25 (0.97%) VB6
17 21 (0.82%) Perl
18 20 (0.78%) VBScript
19 19 (0.74%) Ruby
20 17 (0.66%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 121 (4.71%) Degree
2 43 (1.67%) Computer Science Degree
3 41 (1.60%) Security Cleared
4 24 (0.93%) SC Cleared
5 12 (0.47%) Numerate Degree
6 11 (0.43%) Microsoft Certification
7 9 (0.35%) PhD
8 7 (0.27%) ISTQB
9 3 (0.12%) CFA
9 3 (0.12%) MCITP
9 3 (0.12%) MCP
9 3 (0.12%) MCPD
9 3 (0.12%) MCTS
10 2 (0.078%) BPSS Clearance
10 2 (0.078%) DV Cleared
10 2 (0.078%) Master's Degree
10 2 (0.078%) MBA
11 1 (0.039%) A+ Certification
11 1 (0.039%) CTC Cleared
11 1 (0.039%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 72 (2.80%) QA
2 22 (0.86%) MiFID
3 5 (0.19%) EMIR
3 5 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (0.16%) PCI DSS
5 3 (0.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.078%) Disclosure Scotland
6 2 (0.078%) HL7
6 2 (0.078%) ISO 9001
6 2 (0.078%) WCAG
7 1 (0.039%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.039%) IFRS
7 1 (0.039%) IFRS 9
7 1 (0.039%) ISO 14001
7 1 (0.039%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 1 (0.039%) SLA
System Software
1 55 (2.14%) Docker
2 14 (0.54%) Active Directory
3 4 (0.16%) Platform Symphony
4 3 (0.12%) LXC
5 2 (0.078%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 2 (0.078%) NFS
6 1 (0.039%) Shibboleth
6 1 (0.039%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.039%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 28 (1.09%) Opscode Chef
2 17 (0.66%) Ansible
2 17 (0.66%) Puppet
3 6 (0.23%) Nagios
4 5 (0.19%) Kibana
4 5 (0.19%) ZABBIX
5 3 (0.12%) MOM
6 2 (0.078%) HockeyApp
6 2 (0.078%) Kubernetes
6 2 (0.078%) Netcool
6 2 (0.078%) Rancher
6 2 (0.078%) SCOM
6 2 (0.078%) Terraform
6 2 (0.078%) WMI
7 1 (0.039%) BladeLogic
7 1 (0.039%) Control-M
7 1 (0.039%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 1 (0.039%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 477 (18.57%) Microsoft
2 247 (9.61%) Oracle
3 69 (2.69%) Sybase
4 58 (2.26%) DevExpress
5 50 (1.95%) Sitecore
6 41 (1.60%) Telerik
7 40 (1.56%) SAP
8 34 (1.32%) TIBCO
9 29 (1.13%) Xamarin
10 21 (0.82%) Syncfusion
11 20 (0.78%) ION Trading
12 17 (0.66%) Salesforce.com
13 15 (0.58%) Google
14 12 (0.47%) Bloomberg
14 12 (0.47%) Murex
15 11 (0.43%) Infragistics
16 10 (0.39%) New Relic
16 10 (0.39%) Reuters
17 9 (0.35%) OpenLink
17 9 (0.35%) Perforce