Period
to 1 June 2020

The median contractor rate for a C# Developer was £475 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 1 June 2020.

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
1 Jun 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 146 118 89
Rank change year-on-year -28 -29 +4
Contract jobs requiring a C# Developer 808 1,935 2,832
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 1.76% 2.12% 2.78%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.88% 2.24% 2.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 700 1,696 2,348
Median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% - +9.09%
10th Percentile £325 £320 £313
90th Percentile £700 £651 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £368
% change year-on-year - +8.84% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 16 14
Median hourly rate £35.00 £45.00 £43.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.22% +2.86% +5.42%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £42.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year -17.65% - +7.59%

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 42,960 86,413 96,559
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.58% 94.54% 94.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 27,035 56,780 63,288
Median daily rate £468 £473 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.06% +5.00% +5.88%
10th Percentile £250 £275 £265
90th Percentile £650 £650 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £413
% change year-on-year - +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,785 2,790 3,034
Median hourly rate £21.50 £19.03 £18.10
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.98% +5.15% -3.45%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.17 £11.00
90th Percentile £52.50 £51.00 £48.00
Median hourly rate £19.50 £18.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year +8.33% +2.86% -1.52%

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 1 June 2020.

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 1 June 2020.

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 1 June 2020. 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 -21 759 £500 +10.13% 351
London +17 503 £550 +10.00% 101
UK excluding London -63 287 £400 - 273
South East -38 64 £388 -13.89% 57
East of England +53 50 £450 +20.00% 20
Midlands -11 50 £375 - 57
North of England -63 47 £400 +6.67% 87
Work from Home +10 46 £425 +13.33% 57
South West +18 37 £405 -12.43% 28
Scotland +15 29 £400 +6.67% 12
East Midlands -1 27 £338 -12.90% 29
West Midlands +13 23 £453 +20.67% 28
North West -57 23 £425 +13.33% 48
Yorkshire +8 21 £350 -4.11% 24
Wales +11 8 £475 +16.56% 11
North East +27 3 £350 -12.50% 15
Northern Ireland +7 2 - - 1
Channel Islands - 1 £425 -

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

For the 6 months to 1 June 2020, 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.

1 808 (100.00%) C#
2 615 (76.11%) .NET
3 337 (41.71%) SQL
4 326 (40.35%) Agile Software Development
5 305 (37.75%) SQL Server
6 236 (29.21%) JavaScript
7 225 (27.85%) Azure
8 209 (25.87%) AngularJS
9 206 (25.50%) Finance
10 180 (22.28%) TDD
11 173 (21.41%) ASP.NET
12 172 (21.29%) MVC
13 159 (19.68%) HTML
14 158 (19.55%) .NET Framework
15 145 (17.95%) .NET Core
16 141 (17.45%) Microservices
17 140 (17.33%) React
17 140 (17.33%) Front Office
18 139 (17.20%) Microsoft
19 134 (16.58%) CSS
20 122 (15.10%) Scrum
20 122 (15.10%) WPF
21 121 (14.98%) Git (software)
22 112 (13.86%) Oracle
23 107 (13.24%) Banking
24 101 (12.50%) Web Services
24 101 (12.50%) WCF
24 101 (12.50%) Entity Framework
25 97 (12.00%) DevOps
26 88 (10.89%) 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 33 (4.08%) IIS
2 15 (1.86%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 12 (1.49%) CMS
4 11 (1.36%) SharePoint
5 10 (1.24%) Apache Spark
6 9 (1.11%) Elasticsearch
7 6 (0.74%) Umbraco
8 4 (0.50%) NServiceBus
8 4 (0.50%) Oracle Coherence
9 3 (0.37%) Confluence
9 3 (0.37%) EPiServer
10 2 (0.25%) DNN
10 2 (0.25%) Kentico
11 1 (0.12%) ArcGIS
11 1 (0.12%) BizTalk Server
11 1 (0.12%) nginx
11 1 (0.12%) SharePoint 2010
11 1 (0.12%) SharePoint 2013
11 1 (0.12%) Sitecore CMS
11 1 (0.12%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 31 (3.84%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (0.62%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (0.25%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.12%) Chatbot
4 1 (0.12%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.12%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 8 (0.99%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.50%) Sophis RISQUE
3 2 (0.25%) Orchestrade
4 1 (0.12%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.12%) Eikon
4 1 (0.12%) Front Arena
4 1 (0.12%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 225 (27.85%) Azure
2 67 (8.29%) AWS
3 28 (3.47%) Serverless
4 25 (3.09%) SaaS
5 21 (2.60%) GitHub
6 13 (1.61%) GCP
7 12 (1.49%) Azure Functions
8 5 (0.62%) AWS Lambda
8 5 (0.62%) Dynamics 365
8 5 (0.62%) NuGet
9 4 (0.50%) Azure Active Directory
9 4 (0.50%) Azure Data Factory
10 3 (0.37%) Cloud Computing
10 3 (0.37%) PaaS
10 3 (0.37%) Power Platform
11 2 (0.25%) Amazon SQS
11 2 (0.25%) Office 365
11 2 (0.25%) Power Automate
11 2 (0.25%) PowerApps
12 1 (0.12%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (1.24%) RTMP
2 6 (0.74%) HTTP
3 4 (0.50%) Skype
3 4 (0.50%) TCP/IP
4 2 (0.25%) AMQP
4 2 (0.25%) Intranet
4 2 (0.25%) MQTT
4 2 (0.25%) SNMP
4 2 (0.25%) VoIP
5 1 (0.12%) DHCP
5 1 (0.12%) DNS
5 1 (0.12%) WEP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 305 (37.75%) SQL Server
2 40 (4.95%) MongoDB
3 36 (4.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 34 (4.21%) Redis
5 33 (4.08%) Big Data
6 32 (3.96%) Relational Database
7 25 (3.09%) Oracle Database
7 25 (3.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 24 (2.97%) MySQL
9 21 (2.60%) Data Warehouse
10 18 (2.23%) NoSQL
11 14 (1.73%) Azure SQL Database
12 12 (1.49%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 10 (1.24%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 10 (1.24%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 10 (1.24%) Neo4j
13 10 (1.24%) SQL Server 2014
14 9 (1.11%) Cosmos DB
14 9 (1.11%) PostgreSQL
15 8 (0.99%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 121 (14.98%) Git (software)
2 57 (7.05%) TeamCity
3 56 (6.93%) Visual Studio
4 48 (5.94%) Team Foundation Server
5 38 (4.70%) JIRA
6 33 (4.08%) Subversion
7 28 (3.47%) NUnit
8 26 (3.22%) Moq
8 26 (3.22%) Octopus Deploy
9 21 (2.60%) SpecFlow
10 17 (2.10%) Jenkins
10 17 (2.10%) Selenium
11 11 (1.36%) JUnit
11 11 (1.36%) ReSharper
12 9 (1.11%) Bitbucket
12 9 (1.11%) Gradle
12 9 (1.11%) Maven
12 9 (1.11%) Mockito
12 9 (1.11%) webpack
13 8 (0.99%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 206 (25.50%) Finance
2 140 (17.33%) Front Office
3 107 (13.24%) Banking
4 55 (6.81%) Investment Banking
5 39 (4.83%) Public Sector
6 24 (2.97%) Retail
7 21 (2.60%) Back Office
8 15 (1.86%) Marketing
9 9 (1.11%) Financial Institution
9 9 (1.11%) Games
10 5 (0.62%) Electronics
10 5 (0.62%) Law
10 5 (0.62%) Manufacturing
10 5 (0.62%) Telecoms
11 4 (0.50%) International Banking
12 2 (0.25%) Aerospace
12 2 (0.25%) Automotive
12 2 (0.25%) German Language
12 2 (0.25%) Police
12 2 (0.25%) Prime Brokerage
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 615 (76.11%) .NET
2 209 (25.87%) AngularJS
3 173 (21.41%) ASP.NET
4 159 (19.68%) HTML
5 158 (19.55%) .NET Framework
6 145 (17.95%) .NET Core
7 140 (17.33%) React
8 134 (16.58%) CSS
9 122 (15.10%) WPF
10 101 (12.50%) Entity Framework
10 101 (12.50%) WCF
10 101 (12.50%) Web Services
11 86 (10.64%) ASP.NET Web API
12 66 (8.17%) jQuery
12 66 (8.17%) REST
13 60 (7.43%) HTML5
14 58 (7.18%) RESTful
15 55 (6.81%) ASP.NET MVC
16 49 (6.06%) WinForms
17 41 (5.07%) Reactive Extensions
Miscellaneous
1 78 (9.65%) Greenfield Project
2 53 (6.56%) Fixed Income
3 47 (5.82%) Analytical Skills
4 39 (4.83%) User Experience
5 34 (4.21%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 27 (3.34%) Derivative
7 23 (2.85%) Enterprise Software
8 18 (2.23%) Hedge funds
9 15 (1.86%) Algorithms
10 11 (1.36%) Augmented Reality
11 10 (1.24%) Self-Motivation
12 9 (1.11%) Cloud Native
12 9 (1.11%) Data Structures
13 8 (0.99%) Mobile App
14 7 (0.87%) Reinsurance
14 7 (0.87%) Virtual Team
15 6 (0.74%) NHS
16 5 (0.62%) Client/Server
16 5 (0.62%) Credit Risk
16 5 (0.62%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 76 (9.41%) Windows
2 23 (2.85%) Windows Server
3 16 (1.98%) Linux
4 7 (0.87%) Android
5 5 (0.62%) Apple iOS
5 5 (0.62%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (0.25%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (0.25%) Windows Server 2016
7 1 (0.12%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 326 (40.35%) Agile Software Development
2 180 (22.28%) TDD
3 172 (21.29%) MVC
4 141 (17.45%) Microservices
5 122 (15.10%) Scrum
6 97 (12.00%) DevOps
7 88 (10.89%) Continuous Integration
8 85 (10.52%) OO
9 81 (10.02%) Unit Testing
10 71 (8.79%) BDD
11 69 (8.54%) Software Engineering
12 59 (7.30%) OOP
13 57 (7.05%) Test Automation
14 56 (6.93%) Multithreading
15 53 (6.56%) SOLID
16 51 (6.31%) Electronic Trading
17 47 (5.82%) SDLC
18 45 (5.57%) MVVM
19 44 (5.45%) Computer Science
19 44 (5.45%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 808 (100.00%) C#
2 337 (41.71%) SQL
3 236 (29.21%) JavaScript
4 76 (9.41%) TypeScript
5 71 (8.79%) Java
6 65 (8.04%) Python
7 53 (6.56%) C++
7 53 (6.56%) T-SQL
8 41 (5.07%) VB.NET
9 38 (4.70%) VBA
10 23 (2.85%) F#
10 23 (2.85%) VB
11 16 (1.98%) XAML
12 15 (1.86%) PL/SQL
13 14 (1.73%) PowerShell
14 13 (1.61%) C
15 6 (0.74%) VB6
16 5 (0.62%) Kotlin
17 3 (0.37%) Apple Swift
17 3 (0.37%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 66 (8.17%) Degree
2 34 (4.21%) Computer Science Degree
2 34 (4.21%) Security Cleared
3 32 (3.96%) SC Cleared
4 9 (1.11%) Numerate Degree
5 7 (0.87%) Master's Degree
6 6 (0.74%) Microsoft Certification
7 4 (0.50%) MCSD
8 3 (0.37%) ISTQB
9 2 (0.25%) DV Cleared
9 2 (0.25%) PhD
10 1 (0.12%) HND
10 1 (0.12%) ISEB
10 1 (0.12%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (2.48%) QA
2 2 (0.25%) MiFID
3 1 (0.12%) WCAG
System Software
1 78 (9.65%) Docker
2 9 (1.11%) Active Directory
3 5 (0.62%) VirtualBox
4 3 (0.37%) LXC
5 1 (0.12%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.12%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 55 (6.81%) Kubernetes
2 12 (1.49%) Terraform
3 5 (0.62%) MIIS
4 4 (0.50%) Ansible
5 3 (0.37%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (0.25%) Single Sign-On
7 1 (0.12%) Puppet
Vendors
1 139 (17.20%) Microsoft
2 112 (13.86%) Oracle
3 25 (3.09%) DevExpress
4 18 (2.23%) Google
5 15 (1.86%) RedGate
6 10 (1.24%) Atlassian
7 8 (0.99%) SAP
7 8 (0.99%) Sitecore
7 8 (0.99%) TIBCO
7 8 (0.99%) Xamarin
8 7 (0.87%) Cognos
9 6 (0.74%) Murex
9 6 (0.74%) OpenLink
9 6 (0.74%) SunGard
9 6 (0.74%) Telerik
10 5 (0.62%) Sophis
11 4 (0.50%) Databricks
11 4 (0.50%) StreamSets
11 4 (0.50%) Sybase
12 2 (0.25%) Salesforce.com