Period
to 23 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a C# Developer was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 23 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
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 86 105 78
Rank change year-on-year +19 -27 -7
Contract jobs requiring a C# Developer 2830 2358 2969
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.74% 2.24% 2.61%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.90% 2.36% 2.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 2380 1836 2274
UK median daily rate £450 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% - +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 29 28 28
UK median hourly rate £45.00 £40.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.50% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £36.75 £18.85 £22.00
90th Percentile £50.60 £46.00 £46.88
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £40.00 £42.75
% change year-on-year +12.50% -6.43% +14.00%

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 97742 99747 107875
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.80% 94.76% 94.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 64508 65028 68632
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 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2923 3319 4120
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 23 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 23 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 23 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 +18 2716 £450 +12.50% 751
London +36 1709 £548 +15.26% 273
UK excluding London -16 1102 £350 - 504
South East +16 378 £363 -0.68% 143
North of England +4 218 £340 +1.49% 148
Midlands -21 166 £340 -1.45% 87
South West -15 148 £363 +7.41% 40
North West -17 116 £363 +8.21% 72
East of England -28 111 £350 - 60
Yorkshire +8 92 £340 +4.37% 67
East Midlands -23 86 £340 +4.62% 37
West Midlands -7 79 £355 +1.43% 49
Scotland -4 51 £350 +7.69% 14
Northern Ireland -20 34 £413 +3.13% 4
Wales +12 11 £350 -3.45% 8
North East +44 10 £340 -2.86% 9
Isle of Man - 1 £210 -

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

For the 6 months to 23 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 2830 (100.00%) C#
2 2171 (76.71%) .NET
3 1301 (45.97%) SQL Server
4 1220 (43.11%) Agile Software Development
5 1116 (39.43%) SQL
6 1023 (36.15%) MVC
7 958 (33.85%) ASP.NET
8 862 (30.46%) JavaScript
9 755 (26.68%) TDD
10 714 (25.23%) Finance
11 710 (25.09%) AngularJS
12 681 (24.06%) HTML
13 558 (19.72%) ASP.NET Web API
14 552 (19.51%) ASP.NET MVC
15 539 (19.05%) Microsoft
16 535 (18.90%) CSS
17 516 (18.23%) Banking
18 514 (18.16%) WPF
19 498 (17.60%) WCF
20 467 (16.50%) Front Office
21 453 (16.01%) .NET Framework
22 380 (13.43%) Scrum
23 346 (12.23%) jQuery
24 342 (12.08%) Microsoft Azure
25 329 (11.63%) Continuous Integration
26 317 (11.20%) Web Services
27 303 (10.71%) BDD
28 293 (10.35%) HTML5
29 288 (10.18%) Entity Framework
30 281 (9.93%) 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
1 119 (4.20%) CMS
2 77 (2.72%) Elasticsearch
3 76 (2.69%) IIS
4 63 (2.23%) NServiceBus
5 52 (1.84%) SharePoint
6 45 (1.59%) Umbraco
7 39 (1.38%) Sitecore CMS
8 28 (0.99%) BizTalk Server
9 23 (0.81%) Confluence
10 19 (0.67%) Kentico
11 17 (0.60%) Apache Solr
11 17 (0.60%) Oracle Coherence
12 11 (0.39%) EPiServer
13 9 (0.32%) Apache Spark
14 8 (0.28%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 8 (0.28%) SharePoint 2010
15 6 (0.21%) Apache
15 6 (0.21%) OpenStack
15 6 (0.21%) Sitefinity
16 5 (0.18%) Cloud Foundry
Applications
1 97 (3.43%) Microsoft Excel
2 11 (0.39%) Spreadsheet
3 9 (0.32%) Microsoft Office
4 6 (0.21%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.11%) Adobe Illustrator
5 3 (0.11%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 3 (0.11%) Photoshop
6 2 (0.071%) InfoPath
7 1 (0.035%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.035%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 53 (1.87%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (0.39%) SimCorp Dimension
3 8 (0.28%) Endur
3 8 (0.28%) RMDS
3 8 (0.28%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 6 (0.21%) ION MarketView
5 4 (0.14%) Dynamics NAV
6 2 (0.071%) Dynamics AX
6 2 (0.071%) Kondor
6 2 (0.071%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
6 2 (0.071%) SunGard GMI
7 1 (0.035%) Markit EDM
7 1 (0.035%) OpenText MBPM
7 1 (0.035%) Sage CRM
7 1 (0.035%) Summit
7 1 (0.035%) SunGard APT
7 1 (0.035%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 342 (12.08%) Microsoft Azure
2 150 (5.30%) Amazon AWS
3 42 (1.48%) GitHub
4 23 (0.81%) SaaS
5 16 (0.57%) Serverless
6 15 (0.53%) Cloud Computing
7 11 (0.39%) AWS Lambda
7 11 (0.39%) Office 365
8 10 (0.35%) Dynamics 365
8 10 (0.35%) PaaS
9 9 (0.32%) Amazon EC2
10 8 (0.28%) IaaS
10 8 (0.28%) npm
11 4 (0.14%) Google Cloud Platform
12 3 (0.11%) Amazon EMR
12 3 (0.11%) Azure Active Directory
13 2 (0.071%) Amazon Kinesis
13 2 (0.071%) OpenShift
14 1 (0.035%) G Suite
14 1 (0.035%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 24 (0.85%) TCP/IP
2 18 (0.64%) Internet
3 17 (0.60%) Intranet
4 12 (0.42%) HTTP
5 7 (0.25%) SMS
6 6 (0.21%) 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 (0.071%) Firewall
10 2 (0.071%) SNMP
10 2 (0.071%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1301 (45.97%) SQL Server
2 212 (7.49%) NoSQL
3 131 (4.63%) SQL Server 2008
4 128 (4.52%) SQL Server 2012
5 126 (4.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 119 (4.20%) MongoDB
7 111 (3.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 100 (3.53%) Relational Database
9 69 (2.44%) Oracle Database
10 68 (2.40%) SQL Server 2016
11 65 (2.30%) SQL Server 2014
12 46 (1.63%) MySQL
13 41 (1.45%) SQL Server 2005
14 38 (1.34%) RavenDB
15 36 (1.27%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 35 (1.24%) Data Warehouse
17 26 (0.92%) RDBMS
18 25 (0.88%) Redis
19 24 (0.85%) Hadoop
20 22 (0.78%) Blockchain
Development Applications
1 259 (9.15%) Git (software)
2 250 (8.83%) Team Foundation Server
3 244 (8.62%) Visual Studio
4 171 (6.04%) TeamCity
5 134 (4.73%) NUnit
6 111 (3.92%) Octopus Deploy
7 102 (3.60%) SpecFlow
8 85 (3.00%) JIRA
9 84 (2.97%) Subversion
10 68 (2.40%) Moq
11 56 (1.98%) Selenium
12 52 (1.84%) MSBuild
13 46 (1.63%) Visual Studio Team System
14 45 (1.59%) MSTest
15 41 (1.45%) ReSharper
16 37 (1.31%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 35 (1.24%) Jenkins
18 20 (0.71%) gulp
18 20 (0.71%) Rhino Mocks
19 19 (0.67%) Jasmine
General
1 714 (25.23%) Finance
2 516 (18.23%) Banking
3 467 (16.50%) Front Office
4 225 (7.95%) Investment Banking
5 68 (2.40%) Retail
6 60 (2.12%) Financial Institution
7 48 (1.70%) Marketing
8 37 (1.31%) Manufacturing
9 33 (1.17%) Telecoms
10 30 (1.06%) Back Office
11 29 (1.02%) Electronics
12 27 (0.95%) Law
13 25 (0.88%) Legal
14 16 (0.57%) Games
15 9 (0.32%) Advertising
16 7 (0.25%) Prime Brokerage
17 6 (0.21%) Aerospace
17 6 (0.21%) Publishing
18 4 (0.14%) Automotive
18 4 (0.14%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2171 (76.71%) .NET
2 958 (33.85%) ASP.NET
3 710 (25.09%) AngularJS
4 681 (24.06%) HTML
5 558 (19.72%) ASP.NET Web API
6 552 (19.51%) ASP.NET MVC
7 535 (18.90%) CSS
8 514 (18.16%) WPF
9 498 (17.60%) WCF
10 453 (16.01%) .NET Framework
11 346 (12.23%) jQuery
12 317 (11.20%) Web Services
13 293 (10.35%) HTML5
14 288 (10.18%) Entity Framework
15 206 (7.28%) WinForms
16 196 (6.93%) React
17 189 (6.68%) REST
18 167 (5.90%) RESTful
19 148 (5.23%) XML
20 144 (5.09%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 267 (9.43%) Greenfield Project
2 213 (7.53%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 156 (5.51%) Derivative
4 154 (5.44%) Analytical Skills
5 144 (5.09%) Fixed Income
6 128 (4.52%) Computer Science
7 108 (3.82%) Equities
8 97 (3.43%) Hedge funds
9 76 (2.69%) Fintech
10 69 (2.44%) Algorithms
11 66 (2.33%) Enterprise Software
12 64 (2.26%) N-Tier
13 61 (2.16%) Data Structures
14 58 (2.05%) User Experience
15 47 (1.66%) Market Risk
16 41 (1.45%) Credit Risk
17 39 (1.38%) Mobile App
18 31 (1.10%) Client/Server
19 26 (0.92%) Equity Derivative
20 24 (0.85%) Grid Computing
Operating Systems
1 256 (9.05%) Windows
2 59 (2.08%) Linux
3 40 (1.41%) Windows Server
4 27 (0.95%) Unix
5 21 (0.74%) Apple iOS
6 17 (0.60%) Android
7 7 (0.25%) Windows 10
8 6 (0.21%) Windows Server 2008
9 5 (0.18%) Windows Server 2012
10 4 (0.14%) Nucleus RTOS
10 4 (0.14%) Solaris
11 3 (0.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 3 (0.11%) Windows 7
12 2 (0.071%) Windows Embedded Compact
12 2 (0.071%) Windows Phone
13 1 (0.035%) CentOS
13 1 (0.035%) MVS
13 1 (0.035%) SUSE
13 1 (0.035%) Ubuntu
13 1 (0.035%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1220 (43.11%) Agile Software Development
2 1023 (36.15%) MVC
3 755 (26.68%) TDD
4 380 (13.43%) Scrum
5 329 (11.63%) Continuous Integration
6 303 (10.71%) BDD
7 281 (9.93%) OO
8 280 (9.89%) Web Development
9 260 (9.19%) Multithreading
10 237 (8.37%) Test Automation
10 237 (8.37%) Unit Testing
11 220 (7.77%) MVVM
12 208 (7.35%) Software Engineering
12 208 (7.35%) SOLID
13 191 (6.75%) E-Commerce
14 163 (5.76%) Microservices
15 162 (5.72%) SDLC
16 141 (4.98%) Front End Development
17 135 (4.77%) DevOps
18 133 (4.70%) Electronic Trading
Programming Languages
1 2830 (100.00%) C#
2 1116 (39.43%) SQL
3 862 (30.46%) JavaScript
4 237 (8.37%) T-SQL
5 217 (7.67%) Java
6 175 (6.18%) VB.NET
7 161 (5.69%) C++
8 130 (4.59%) TypeScript
9 119 (4.20%) Python
10 90 (3.18%) PowerShell
11 73 (2.58%) VBA
12 60 (2.12%) VB
13 40 (1.41%) PL/SQL
14 27 (0.95%) XAML
15 25 (0.88%) C
15 25 (0.88%) Ruby
15 25 (0.88%) VB6
16 19 (0.67%) F#
17 16 (0.57%) PHP
18 14 (0.49%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 148 (5.23%) Degree
2 54 (1.91%) Computer Science Degree
3 35 (1.24%) Security Cleared
4 18 (0.64%) SC Cleared
5 13 (0.46%) Numerate Degree
6 12 (0.42%) Microsoft Certification
7 10 (0.35%) ISTQB
8 8 (0.28%) 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 (0.071%) Master's Degree
11 2 (0.071%) MCPD
12 1 (0.035%) DBS Check
12 1 (0.035%) DV Cleared
12 1 (0.035%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 88 (3.11%) QA
2 45 (1.59%) MiFID
3 14 (0.49%) EMIR
4 6 (0.21%) 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 (0.071%) Disclosure Scotland
7 2 (0.071%) ISO 9001
7 2 (0.071%) WCAG
8 1 (0.035%) Data Quality
8 1 (0.035%) Dodd-Frank
8 1 (0.035%) ISO 14001
8 1 (0.035%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 90 (3.18%) Docker
2 14 (0.49%) Active Directory
3 3 (0.11%) LXC
4 2 (0.071%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 2 (0.071%) NFS
5 1 (0.035%) OpenAM
5 1 (0.035%) OpenDJ
5 1 (0.035%) Platform Symphony
5 1 (0.035%) Shibboleth
5 1 (0.035%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.035%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 29 (1.02%) Opscode Chef
2 27 (0.95%) Ansible
3 25 (0.88%) Puppet
4 10 (0.35%) Kubernetes
5 6 (0.21%) Nagios
5 6 (0.21%) NetBackup
6 5 (0.18%) ZABBIX
7 4 (0.14%) Terraform
8 3 (0.11%) Kibana
8 3 (0.11%) MOM
9 2 (0.071%) BladeLogic
9 2 (0.071%) HP Quality Center
9 2 (0.071%) Netcool
9 2 (0.071%) Rancher
9 2 (0.071%) SCOM
9 2 (0.071%) WMI
10 1 (0.035%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 1 (0.035%) HockeyApp
10 1 (0.035%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 539 (19.05%) Microsoft
2 266 (9.40%) Oracle
3 57 (2.01%) Sybase
4 56 (1.98%) DevExpress
5 52 (1.84%) Sitecore
6 50 (1.77%) TIBCO
7 33 (1.17%) SAP
7 33 (1.17%) Telerik
8 23 (0.81%) Salesforce.com
9 19 (0.67%) Xamarin
10 16 (0.57%) Charles River
10 16 (0.57%) Infragistics
11 15 (0.53%) Bloomberg
12 12 (0.42%) Google
12 12 (0.42%) Murex
12 12 (0.42%) Syncfusion
13 11 (0.39%) SimCorp
14 10 (0.35%) Atlassian
14 10 (0.35%) Reuters
15 8 (0.28%) OpenLink