Period
to 22 February 2018

The median contractor rate for a C# Developer was £463 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 22 February 2018.

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
22 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 86 94 79
Rank change year-on-year +8 -15 -4
Contract jobs requiring a C# Developer 2,841 2,278 2,786
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.80% 2.37% 2.60%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.95% 2.50% 2.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,366 1,728 2,110
UK median daily rate £463 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.63% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £313 £275 £278
90th Percentile £669 £620 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £358 £350 £335
% change year-on-year +2.14% +4.48% +3.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 22 31
UK median hourly rate £45.00 £39.50 £42.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.92% -5.95% +15.86%
10th Percentile £39.63 £18.55 £31.75
90th Percentile £91.25 £45.85 £63.92
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £39.50 £43.13
% change year-on-year +13.92% -8.41% +23.21%

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 96,293 90,999 101,882
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.79% 94.77% 95.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 63,953 59,312 65,238
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £263 £253 £250
90th Percentile £625 £606 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £383
% change year-on-year - +4.58% +2.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,840 3,245 3,701
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.89% -5.26% +15.15%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.63 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.54 £47.50 £47.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year - -5.41% +12.12%

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 22 February 2018.

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 22 February 2018.

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 22 February 2018. 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 +12 2,720 £475 +18.75% 1,254
London +36 1,761 £550 +10.00% 439
UK excluding London -24 1,061 £358 +2.14% 848
South East +1 372 £363 -3.33% 216
North of England +7 227 £340 +0.74% 242
Midlands -46 157 £350 +2.56% 154
East of England -18 114 £350 +7.69% 112
Yorkshire +32 110 £338 +3.85% 104
North West -26 107 £350 +4.48% 126
South West -47 97 £356 +4.78% 91
West Midlands -2 95 £355 +1.43% 85
East Midlands -54 58 £340 - 69
Scotland -14 55 £375 +8.70% 22
Northern Ireland +3 31 £460 +15.09% 4
Wales +8 18 £370 +13.85% 7
North East +18 10 £155 -55.71% 12

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

For the 6 months to 22 February 2018, 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 2,841 (100.00%) C#
2 2,214 (77.93%) .NET
3 1,304 (45.90%) SQL Server
4 1,160 (40.83%) Agile Software Development
5 1,102 (38.79%) SQL
6 1,002 (35.27%) MVC
7 937 (32.98%) ASP.NET
8 891 (31.36%) JavaScript
9 757 (26.65%) Finance
10 749 (26.36%) TDD
11 677 (23.83%) AngularJS
12 635 (22.35%) HTML
13 566 (19.92%) ASP.NET MVC
14 555 (19.54%) WCF
15 549 (19.32%) WPF
16 531 (18.69%) ASP.NET Web API
17 526 (18.51%) Banking
18 507 (17.85%) CSS
19 504 (17.74%) Microsoft
19 504 (17.74%) .NET Framework
20 453 (15.95%) Front Office
21 370 (13.02%) Microsoft Azure
22 366 (12.88%) Scrum
23 342 (12.04%) jQuery
24 334 (11.76%) Web Services
25 315 (11.09%) OO
26 311 (10.95%) Continuous Integration
27 310 (10.91%) BDD
28 287 (10.10%) Multithreading
29 281 (9.89%) Greenfield Project

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 86 (3.03%) CMS
2 73 (2.57%) IIS
3 67 (2.36%) NServiceBus
4 65 (2.29%) Elasticsearch
5 41 (1.44%) SharePoint
6 36 (1.27%) Sitecore CMS
7 30 (1.06%) Umbraco
8 18 (0.63%) BizTalk Server
9 16 (0.56%) Confluence
10 14 (0.49%) Kentico
11 8 (0.28%) Apache Spark
11 8 (0.28%) EPiServer
11 8 (0.28%) Hyperledger
12 6 (0.21%) Apache Solr
12 6 (0.21%) Oracle Coherence
13 5 (0.18%) Apache
13 5 (0.18%) DataSynapse
13 5 (0.18%) Ethereum
13 5 (0.18%) WebSphere
14 3 (0.11%) ColdFusion
Applications
1 77 (2.71%) Microsoft Excel
2 13 (0.46%) Spreadsheet
3 10 (0.35%) MS Visio
4 8 (0.28%) Microsoft Office
5 7 (0.25%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 3 (0.11%) Adobe Illustrator
6 3 (0.11%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.035%) CATIA
7 1 (0.035%) Chatbot
7 1 (0.035%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 36 (1.27%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (0.39%) SimCorp Dimension
3 7 (0.25%) Endur
4 5 (0.18%) RMDS
5 3 (0.11%) Dynamics AX
5 3 (0.11%) Summit
6 2 (0.070%) SunGard GMI
7 1 (0.035%) Distributed Ledger
7 1 (0.035%) Dynamics NAV
7 1 (0.035%) Kondor
7 1 (0.035%) OpenText MBPM
7 1 (0.035%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
7 1 (0.035%) SunGard APT
7 1 (0.035%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 370 (13.02%) Microsoft Azure
2 143 (5.03%) Amazon AWS
3 35 (1.23%) GitHub
4 14 (0.49%) SaaS
5 13 (0.46%) Dynamics 365
6 12 (0.42%) Office 365
7 11 (0.39%) PaaS
8 8 (0.28%) Cloud Computing
9 7 (0.25%) Amazon EC2
9 7 (0.25%) npm
10 6 (0.21%) IaaS
11 5 (0.18%) Serverless
12 4 (0.14%) Azure Machine Learning
12 4 (0.14%) OpenShift
13 3 (0.11%) Amazon EMR
13 3 (0.11%) Dropbox
13 3 (0.11%) Google Cloud Platform
14 2 (0.070%) Algolia
14 2 (0.070%) Data Lake Analytics
15 1 (0.035%) Dialogflow
Communications & Networking
1 26 (0.92%) Internet
2 12 (0.42%) SMS
3 11 (0.39%) AMQP
3 11 (0.39%) Intranet
4 9 (0.32%) HTTP
4 9 (0.32%) TCP/IP
5 6 (0.21%) DNS
6 5 (0.18%) PPP
6 5 (0.18%) SSL
7 3 (0.11%) Extranet
7 3 (0.11%) Modbus
7 3 (0.11%) Skype
7 3 (0.11%) SMTP
7 3 (0.11%) WEP
8 2 (0.070%) FTP
8 2 (0.070%) IMAP
8 2 (0.070%) snoop
9 1 (0.035%) BGP
9 1 (0.035%) FIX Connectivity
9 1 (0.035%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,304 (45.90%) SQL Server
2 161 (5.67%) NoSQL
3 129 (4.54%) SQL Server 2008
4 126 (4.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 120 (4.22%) Relational Database
6 110 (3.87%) SQL Server 2012
6 110 (3.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 107 (3.77%) MongoDB
8 81 (2.85%) SQL Server 2014
9 75 (2.64%) SQL Server 2016
10 49 (1.72%) Oracle Database
11 44 (1.55%) Data Warehouse
12 36 (1.27%) Blockchain
12 36 (1.27%) RDBMS
12 36 (1.27%) SQL Server 2005
13 32 (1.13%) MySQL
14 29 (1.02%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 22 (0.77%) PostgreSQL
16 21 (0.74%) Big Data
17 18 (0.63%) RavenDB
Development Applications
1 266 (9.36%) Git (software)
2 240 (8.45%) Team Foundation Server
3 225 (7.92%) Visual Studio
4 183 (6.44%) TeamCity
5 182 (6.41%) NUnit
6 107 (3.77%) SpecFlow
7 100 (3.52%) Selenium
8 97 (3.41%) Octopus Deploy
9 92 (3.24%) JIRA
10 85 (2.99%) Subversion
11 59 (2.08%) Moq
11 59 (2.08%) ReSharper
12 58 (2.04%) Visual Studio Team System
13 55 (1.94%) MSBuild
14 39 (1.37%) Jenkins
15 38 (1.34%) MSTest
16 32 (1.13%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 23 (0.81%) Jasmine
18 20 (0.70%) FitNesse
19 15 (0.53%) Bitbucket
General
1 757 (26.65%) Finance
2 526 (18.51%) Banking
3 453 (15.95%) Front Office
4 216 (7.60%) Investment Banking
5 70 (2.46%) Financial Institution
6 62 (2.18%) Retail
7 48 (1.69%) Back Office
8 35 (1.23%) Marketing
9 31 (1.09%) Legal
10 29 (1.02%) Law
11 20 (0.70%) Games
12 15 (0.53%) Telecoms
13 12 (0.42%) Manufacturing
14 9 (0.32%) Electronics
14 9 (0.32%) Publishing
15 8 (0.28%) Advertising
16 5 (0.18%) Automotive
17 3 (0.11%) Prime Brokerage
18 1 (0.035%) Aerospace
18 1 (0.035%) Retail Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2,214 (77.93%) .NET
2 937 (32.98%) ASP.NET
3 677 (23.83%) AngularJS
4 635 (22.35%) HTML
5 566 (19.92%) ASP.NET MVC
6 555 (19.54%) WCF
7 549 (19.32%) WPF
8 531 (18.69%) ASP.NET Web API
9 507 (17.85%) CSS
10 504 (17.74%) .NET Framework
11 342 (12.04%) jQuery
12 334 (11.76%) Web Services
13 280 (9.86%) Entity Framework
14 252 (8.87%) HTML5
15 208 (7.32%) React
16 197 (6.93%) WinForms
17 157 (5.53%) REST
17 157 (5.53%) RESTful
18 148 (5.21%) LINQ
19 142 (5.00%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 281 (9.89%) Greenfield Project
2 254 (8.94%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 170 (5.98%) Analytical Skills
4 126 (4.44%) Fixed Income
5 113 (3.98%) Computer Science
5 113 (3.98%) Hedge funds
6 110 (3.87%) Derivative
7 91 (3.20%) Algorithms
8 84 (2.96%) Fintech
9 77 (2.71%) Equities
10 72 (2.53%) Enterprise Software
11 68 (2.39%) N-Tier
12 61 (2.15%) Data Structures
13 60 (2.11%) User Experience
14 46 (1.62%) Client/Server
15 41 (1.44%) Market Risk
16 40 (1.41%) Grid Computing
17 38 (1.34%) Mobile App
18 37 (1.30%) Credit Risk
19 31 (1.09%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 224 (7.88%) Windows
2 46 (1.62%) Linux
3 30 (1.06%) Android
4 28 (0.99%) Windows Server
5 24 (0.84%) Apple iOS
6 14 (0.49%) Unix
7 9 (0.32%) Nucleus RTOS
8 6 (0.21%) Windows Phone
9 4 (0.14%) Windows Server 2012
10 3 (0.11%) Windows 10
11 2 (0.070%) Windows 7
11 2 (0.070%) Windows Server 2003
11 2 (0.070%) Windows Server 2008
12 1 (0.035%) MVS
12 1 (0.035%) Solaris
12 1 (0.035%) VMS
12 1 (0.035%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,160 (40.83%) Agile Software Development
2 1,002 (35.27%) MVC
3 749 (26.36%) TDD
4 366 (12.88%) Scrum
5 315 (11.09%) OO
6 311 (10.95%) Continuous Integration
7 310 (10.91%) BDD
8 287 (10.10%) Multithreading
9 275 (9.68%) Web Development
10 268 (9.43%) MVVM
11 264 (9.29%) Unit Testing
12 233 (8.20%) Test Automation
13 215 (7.57%) E-Commerce
14 207 (7.29%) SOLID
15 175 (6.16%) OOP
16 166 (5.84%) Software Engineering
17 165 (5.81%) Microservices
18 152 (5.35%) Electronic Trading
19 139 (4.89%) Front End Development
20 118 (4.15%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 2,841 (100.00%) C#
2 1,102 (38.79%) SQL
3 891 (31.36%) JavaScript
4 262 (9.22%) T-SQL
5 201 (7.07%) VB.NET
6 182 (6.41%) C++
7 168 (5.91%) Java
8 124 (4.36%) TypeScript
9 106 (3.73%) Python
10 100 (3.52%) PowerShell
11 71 (2.50%) VBA
12 56 (1.97%) VB
13 47 (1.65%) PL/SQL
14 29 (1.02%) R
15 24 (0.84%) XAML
16 21 (0.74%) VB6
17 20 (0.70%) C
18 15 (0.53%) Ruby
18 15 (0.53%) VBScript
19 14 (0.49%) F#
Qualifications
1 169 (5.95%) Degree
2 46 (1.62%) Computer Science Degree
3 27 (0.95%) Security Cleared
4 16 (0.56%) SC Cleared
5 12 (0.42%) Microsoft Certification
6 11 (0.39%) Numerate Degree
7 6 (0.21%) ISTQB
7 6 (0.21%) PhD
8 4 (0.14%) BPSS Clearance
9 3 (0.11%) DBS Check
9 3 (0.11%) Master's Degree
9 3 (0.11%) MCAD
9 3 (0.11%) MCP
9 3 (0.11%) MCSD
9 3 (0.11%) MCTS
10 2 (0.070%) DV Cleared
10 2 (0.070%) ISEB
11 1 (0.035%) BC Cleared
11 1 (0.035%) HND
11 1 (0.035%) MCPD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 82 (2.89%) QA
2 42 (1.48%) MiFID
3 32 (1.13%) HL7
4 12 (0.42%) EMIR
5 7 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 7 (0.25%) SLA
6 5 (0.18%) PCI DSS
7 4 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 3 (0.11%) Basel III
8 3 (0.11%) FATCA
8 3 (0.11%) Solvency II
9 2 (0.070%) PMO
9 2 (0.070%) WCAG
10 1 (0.035%) Dodd-Frank
10 1 (0.035%) ISO 9001
10 1 (0.035%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 70 (2.46%) Docker
2 8 (0.28%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.070%) Platform Symphony
3 2 (0.070%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (0.070%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (0.035%) GridGain
4 1 (0.035%) OpenAM
4 1 (0.035%) OpenDJ
4 1 (0.035%) Shibboleth
4 1 (0.035%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 18 (0.63%) Ansible
2 16 (0.56%) Puppet
3 12 (0.42%) Opscode Chef
4 9 (0.32%) BladeLogic
5 8 (0.28%) Kubernetes
6 7 (0.25%) Single Sign-On
7 6 (0.21%) NetBackup
8 5 (0.18%) Nagios
8 5 (0.18%) ZABBIX
9 3 (0.11%) Control-M
9 3 (0.11%) MOM
10 2 (0.070%) HP Quality Center
10 2 (0.070%) Terraform
11 1 (0.035%) Kibana
Vendors
1 504 (17.74%) Microsoft
2 214 (7.53%) Oracle
3 52 (1.83%) TIBCO
4 44 (1.55%) Sitecore
5 40 (1.41%) DevExpress
6 33 (1.16%) Sybase
7 32 (1.13%) Xamarin
8 18 (0.63%) MapR
8 18 (0.63%) Telerik
9 16 (0.56%) Infragistics
10 14 (0.49%) Capita
11 13 (0.46%) Charles River
12 11 (0.39%) Salesforce.com
12 11 (0.39%) SimCorp
13 10 (0.35%) Citrix
13 10 (0.35%) Tableau
14 9 (0.32%) SAP
15 8 (0.28%) Bloomberg
15 8 (0.28%) OpenLink
15 8 (0.28%) Sophis