Period
to 21 June 2018

The median contractor rate for a C# Developer was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 21 June 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
21 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 85 91 102
Rank change year-on-year +6 +11 -23
Contract jobs requiring a C# Developer 2,806 2,365 2,414
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.80% 2.59% 2.26%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.96% 2.73% 2.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,288 1,893 1,869
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £313 £293 £281
90th Percentile £675 £638 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £350 £335
% change year-on-year +5.71% +4.48% +3.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 28 22
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £42.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +0.29% +78.42%
10th Percentile £37.50 £30.00 £31.38
90th Percentile £108.00 £49.38 £62.13
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £39.50 £42.38
% change year-on-year +7.59% -6.78% +48.68%

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 94,869 86,564 101,481
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.83% 94.95% 95.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 62,095 55,999 65,887
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
10th Percentile £269 £263 £255
90th Percentile £638 £613 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +3.13% +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3,065 2,864 3,105
UK median hourly rate £18.00 £18.70 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.74% -6.50% +14.29%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.75 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.68 £50.00 £48.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.77 £20.00
% change year-on-year -1.52% -11.15% +18.87%

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 21 June 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 21 June 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 21 June 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 +5 2,656 £450 +5.88% 1,085
London +13 1,641 £550 +3.77% 369
UK excluding London -17 1,145 £370 +5.71% 759
North of England +29 336 £363 +7.41% 204
South East -27 309 £375 +7.14% 218
Midlands -23 171 £335 +3.08% 158
Yorkshire +15 154 £363 +9.85% 63
North West +39 142 £365 +10.19% 119
South West -27 105 £355 +1.43% 66
West Midlands +5 98 £325 -2.99% 82
East of England +2 93 £385 +18.46% 70
Scotland -26 86 £375 +3.45% 26
East Midlands -31 71 £350 +11.11% 76
North East +2 40 £300 -11.76% 22
Northern Ireland +23 33 £431 +7.75% 5
Wales -1 15 £400 +10.34% 11

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

For the 6 months to 21 June 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 2,806 (100.00%) C#
2 2,211 (78.80%) .NET
3 1,260 (44.90%) SQL Server
4 1,240 (44.19%) SQL
5 1,142 (40.70%) Agile Software Development
6 1,048 (37.35%) MVC
7 989 (35.25%) ASP.NET
8 902 (32.15%) JavaScript
9 814 (29.01%) Finance
10 749 (26.69%) TDD
11 694 (24.73%) AngularJS
12 630 (22.45%) ASP.NET MVC
13 617 (21.99%) HTML
14 569 (20.28%) ASP.NET Web API
15 529 (18.85%) Microsoft
16 521 (18.57%) CSS
17 506 (18.03%) WCF
18 490 (17.46%) .NET Framework
19 484 (17.25%) Microsoft Azure
20 465 (16.57%) WPF
21 437 (15.57%) Banking
22 395 (14.08%) jQuery
23 392 (13.97%) Front Office
24 376 (13.40%) Scrum
25 327 (11.65%) Multithreading
26 314 (11.19%) BDD
27 297 (10.58%) Unit Testing
28 294 (10.48%) OO
29 285 (10.16%) Greenfield Project
30 282 (10.05%) Web Services

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 87 (3.10%) NServiceBus
2 72 (2.57%) CMS
3 69 (2.46%) IIS
4 54 (1.92%) Elasticsearch
5 39 (1.39%) SharePoint
6 37 (1.32%) Sitecore CMS
7 25 (0.89%) Umbraco
8 18 (0.64%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 12 (0.43%) EPiServer
9 12 (0.43%) WebSphere
10 9 (0.32%) BizTalk Server
10 9 (0.32%) Hyperledger
10 9 (0.32%) SharePoint 2013
11 6 (0.21%) Confluence
11 6 (0.21%) SharePoint 2010
12 5 (0.18%) K2 blackpearl
12 5 (0.18%) Kentico
13 4 (0.14%) Apache
14 3 (0.11%) Oracle Workflow
14 3 (0.11%) WordPress
Applications
1 58 (2.07%) Microsoft Excel
2 12 (0.43%) Spreadsheet
3 11 (0.39%) Microsoft Office
4 5 (0.18%) Photoshop
5 4 (0.14%) Chatbot
5 4 (0.14%) MS Visio
6 3 (0.11%) Acrobat
7 2 (0.071%) Blender
7 2 (0.071%) CATIA
7 2 (0.071%) Maya
7 2 (0.071%) Microsoft PowerPoint
8 1 (0.036%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 1 (0.036%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 22 (0.78%) Dynamics CRM
2 12 (0.43%) thinkFolio
3 10 (0.36%) Eagle PACE
3 10 (0.36%) Front Arena
4 9 (0.32%) Markit EDM
5 6 (0.21%) Bloomberg AIM
5 6 (0.21%) ION MarketView
6 4 (0.14%) Endur
7 2 (0.071%) Maximo
7 2 (0.071%) Sage 200
7 2 (0.071%) Sage CRM
8 1 (0.036%) Dynamics GP
8 1 (0.036%) Elite 3E
8 1 (0.036%) Global One
8 1 (0.036%) Kondor
8 1 (0.036%) RMDS
8 1 (0.036%) SAP Business One
8 1 (0.036%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 484 (17.25%) Microsoft Azure
2 169 (6.02%) Amazon AWS
3 58 (2.07%) Cloud Computing
4 24 (0.86%) GitHub
5 22 (0.78%) Serverless
6 18 (0.64%) SaaS
7 17 (0.61%) NuGet
8 16 (0.57%) npm
9 12 (0.43%) Office 365
10 11 (0.39%) Google Cloud Platform
11 10 (0.36%) PaaS
12 8 (0.29%) Trello
13 6 (0.21%) IaaS
14 5 (0.18%) Google Play
14 5 (0.18%) OpenShift
15 4 (0.14%) Algolia
15 4 (0.14%) Amazon EC2
15 4 (0.14%) AWS Lambda
15 4 (0.14%) Dynamics 365
16 3 (0.11%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 40 (1.43%) HTTP
2 31 (1.10%) Internet
3 11 (0.39%) DMARC
4 10 (0.36%) AMQP
4 10 (0.36%) SMS
5 9 (0.32%) FTP
6 8 (0.29%) DKIM
7 6 (0.21%) SSL
7 6 (0.21%) WEP
8 5 (0.18%) Intranet
8 5 (0.18%) TCP/IP
9 4 (0.14%) DNS
9 4 (0.14%) HTTPS
10 3 (0.11%) Wireshark
11 2 (0.071%) PuTTY
11 2 (0.071%) SNMP
12 1 (0.036%) BGP
12 1 (0.036%) Modbus
12 1 (0.036%) MQTT
12 1 (0.036%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,260 (44.90%) SQL Server
2 156 (5.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 143 (5.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 115 (4.10%) SQL Server 2012
5 89 (3.17%) SQL Server 2008
6 82 (2.92%) Relational Database
7 69 (2.46%) NoSQL
8 66 (2.35%) SQL Server 2016
9 65 (2.32%) MongoDB
10 59 (2.10%) SQL Server 2014
11 48 (1.71%) MySQL
12 44 (1.57%) Oracle Database
13 39 (1.39%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 35 (1.25%) Power BI
15 34 (1.21%) Azure SQL Database
16 29 (1.03%) Data Warehouse
17 26 (0.93%) Big Data
18 23 (0.82%) PostgreSQL
18 23 (0.82%) RDBMS
19 21 (0.75%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 244 (8.70%) Visual Studio
2 233 (8.30%) Git (software)
3 229 (8.16%) Team Foundation Server
4 185 (6.59%) NUnit
5 144 (5.13%) TeamCity
6 115 (4.10%) SpecFlow
7 98 (3.49%) Octopus Deploy
8 90 (3.21%) JIRA
9 85 (3.03%) Selenium
10 73 (2.60%) Jenkins
11 66 (2.35%) Subversion
12 65 (2.32%) Visual Studio Team System
13 60 (2.14%) ReSharper
14 41 (1.46%) MSTest
15 38 (1.35%) Moq
16 22 (0.78%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 20 (0.71%) MSBuild
18 18 (0.64%) FitNesse
19 17 (0.61%) WebDriver
19 17 (0.61%) webpack
General
1 814 (29.01%) Finance
2 437 (15.57%) Banking
3 392 (13.97%) Front Office
4 182 (6.49%) Investment Banking
5 63 (2.25%) Retail
6 61 (2.17%) Financial Institution
7 44 (1.57%) Back Office
8 31 (1.10%) Marketing
9 29 (1.03%) Law
10 27 (0.96%) Legal
11 26 (0.93%) Games
12 25 (0.89%) Telecoms
13 19 (0.68%) Manufacturing
14 14 (0.50%) Electronics
15 11 (0.39%) Advertising
16 6 (0.21%) Automotive
16 6 (0.21%) Retail Banking
17 2 (0.071%) French Language
17 2 (0.071%) Pharmaceutical
18 1 (0.036%) Corporate Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2,211 (78.80%) .NET
2 989 (35.25%) ASP.NET
3 694 (24.73%) AngularJS
4 630 (22.45%) ASP.NET MVC
5 617 (21.99%) HTML
6 569 (20.28%) ASP.NET Web API
7 521 (18.57%) CSS
8 506 (18.03%) WCF
9 490 (17.46%) .NET Framework
10 465 (16.57%) WPF
11 395 (14.08%) jQuery
12 282 (10.05%) Web Services
13 276 (9.84%) Entity Framework
14 269 (9.59%) HTML5
15 202 (7.20%) React
16 192 (6.84%) REST
17 162 (5.77%) RESTful
18 160 (5.70%) WinForms
19 157 (5.60%) .NET Core
20 143 (5.10%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 285 (10.16%) Greenfield Project
2 179 (6.38%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 177 (6.31%) Analytical Skills
4 135 (4.81%) Hedge funds
5 123 (4.38%) Fixed Income
6 109 (3.88%) Derivative
7 86 (3.06%) Computer Science
7 86 (3.06%) Fintech
8 83 (2.96%) Algorithms
9 77 (2.74%) User Experience
10 74 (2.64%) Enterprise Software
11 67 (2.39%) Equities
12 47 (1.67%) Market Risk
13 37 (1.32%) Grid Computing
14 35 (1.25%) Mobile App
15 31 (1.10%) NHS
15 31 (1.10%) Self-Motivation
16 30 (1.07%) Client/Server
17 29 (1.03%) Data Structures
18 27 (0.96%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 257 (9.16%) Windows
2 36 (1.28%) Linux
3 35 (1.25%) Android
4 33 (1.18%) Apple iOS
5 24 (0.86%) Windows Server
6 7 (0.25%) Windows Phone
7 5 (0.18%) Nucleus RTOS
7 5 (0.18%) Unix
7 5 (0.18%) Windows 10
7 5 (0.18%) Windows Embedded Compact
7 5 (0.18%) Windows Mobile
8 2 (0.071%) Windows 7
8 2 (0.071%) Windows Phone 8
8 2 (0.071%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (0.071%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.036%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.036%) MVS
9 1 (0.036%) Solaris
9 1 (0.036%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,142 (40.70%) Agile Software Development
2 1,048 (37.35%) MVC
3 749 (26.69%) TDD
4 376 (13.40%) Scrum
5 327 (11.65%) Multithreading
6 314 (11.19%) BDD
7 297 (10.58%) Unit Testing
8 294 (10.48%) OO
9 270 (9.62%) Web Development
10 255 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
11 227 (8.09%) E-Commerce
12 217 (7.73%) Microservices
13 200 (7.13%) Problem-Solving
14 199 (7.09%) SOLID
15 186 (6.63%) MVVM
16 183 (6.52%) Software Engineering
17 155 (5.52%) Test Automation
18 153 (5.45%) SOA
19 147 (5.24%) OOP
20 126 (4.49%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 2,806 (100.00%) C#
2 1,240 (44.19%) SQL
3 902 (32.15%) JavaScript
4 258 (9.19%) T-SQL
5 174 (6.20%) C++
6 156 (5.56%) VB.NET
7 147 (5.24%) TypeScript
8 124 (4.42%) Java
9 108 (3.85%) Python
10 94 (3.35%) PowerShell
11 77 (2.74%) PL/SQL
12 59 (2.10%) VB
13 58 (2.07%) VBA
14 56 (2.00%) R
15 20 (0.71%) XAML
16 19 (0.68%) C
17 17 (0.61%) VB6
18 9 (0.32%) Scala
18 9 (0.32%) VBScript
19 8 (0.29%) PHP
Qualifications
1 147 (5.24%) Degree
2 79 (2.82%) Security Cleared
3 56 (2.00%) SC Cleared
4 43 (1.53%) Computer Science Degree
5 9 (0.32%) Microsoft Certification
6 6 (0.21%) Numerate Degree
7 5 (0.18%) BPSS Clearance
7 5 (0.18%) Master's Degree
8 4 (0.14%) BC Cleared
8 4 (0.14%) CTC Cleared
8 4 (0.14%) PhD
8 4 (0.14%) TOGAF Certification
9 3 (0.11%) DBS Check
9 3 (0.11%) DV Cleared
9 3 (0.11%) ISEB
9 3 (0.11%) MCTS
10 2 (0.071%) ISTQB
11 1 (0.036%) MCAD
11 1 (0.036%) MCSD
11 1 (0.036%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 66 (2.35%) QA
2 32 (1.14%) HL7
3 8 (0.29%) GDPR
4 5 (0.18%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 5 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (0.11%) Data Quality
5 3 (0.11%) MiFID
5 3 (0.11%) PMO
5 3 (0.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 3 (0.11%) Solvency II
6 1 (0.036%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.036%) EMIR
6 1 (0.036%) GCP
6 1 (0.036%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.036%) SLA
System Software
1 82 (2.92%) Docker
2 6 (0.21%) Platform Symphony
3 3 (0.11%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.036%) GridGain
Systems Management
1 15 (0.53%) Kubernetes
2 13 (0.46%) Control-M
3 7 (0.25%) Terraform
4 5 (0.18%) Ansible
5 3 (0.11%) BladeLogic
5 3 (0.11%) Single Sign-On
6 2 (0.071%) Kibana
6 2 (0.071%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.036%) CA Service Virtualization
7 1 (0.036%) FlexNet
7 1 (0.036%) Grafana
7 1 (0.036%) Graphite
7 1 (0.036%) PingFederate
7 1 (0.036%) StatsD
Vendors
1 529 (18.85%) Microsoft
2 192 (6.84%) Oracle
3 44 (1.57%) MapR
4 42 (1.50%) Sitecore
4 42 (1.50%) TIBCO
5 39 (1.39%) Xamarin
6 30 (1.07%) DevExpress
6 30 (1.07%) Telerik
7 27 (0.96%) Capita
8 23 (0.82%) Sybase
9 22 (0.78%) Charles River
10 20 (0.71%) Google
11 16 (0.57%) SAP
11 16 (0.57%) Tableau
12 15 (0.53%) Citrix
13 10 (0.36%) Calypso
13 10 (0.36%) FXall
13 10 (0.36%) IBM
13 10 (0.36%) SimCorp
14 9 (0.32%) Infragistics