Period
to 22 February 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for C# skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited C# over the 6 months to 22 February 2018 with a comparison to the 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#
UK
6 months to
22 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 13 21 22
Rank change year-on-year +8 +1 -2
Contract jobs citing C# 8,038 7,096 7,827
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 7.91% 7.39% 7.30%
As % of the Programming Languages category 18.84% 18.16% 18.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,094 5,073 5,612
UK median daily rate £441 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.31% - +5.96%
10th Percentile £310 £280 £281
90th Percentile £650 £588 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +7.14% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 95 158 178
UK median hourly rate £44.12 £41.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.60% +2.50% +6.67%
10th Percentile £25.80 £18.50 £21.03
90th Percentile £48.75 £50.75 £55.55
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.00 £40.75 £40.00
% change year-on-year +5.52% +1.88% +8.11%

C# is in the Programming Languages category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 42,665 39,066 41,248
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 42.00% 40.69% 38.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 29,975 26,858 28,079
UK median daily rate £460 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.24% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £310 £290 £275
90th Percentile £638 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year +5.26% +1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 782 871 1,048
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +13.64%
10th Percentile £16.75 £15.00 £14.13
90th Percentile £52.50 £52.50 £52.47
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +11.11%

C#
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing C# as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for C# in the UK

C#
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing C#.

Contractor daily rate trend for C# in the UK

C#
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing C# over the 6 months to 22 February 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for C# in the UK

C#
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing C#.

Contractor hourly rate trend for C# in the UK

C#
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing C# over the 6 months to 22 February 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for C# in the UK

C#
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# 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 +7 7,503 £450 +12.50% 3,979
London +5 4,083 £510 +10.27% 1,174
UK excluding London 0 3,870 £375 +7.14% 3,042
South East -4 1,122 £378 -0.66% 727
North of England +2 852 £350 - 832
Midlands -5 651 £375 +7.14% 546
South West 0 484 £375 +7.14% 334
North West +2 440 £350 - 429
West Midlands +1 384 £375 +7.14% 274
Yorkshire +2 347 £350 - 325
East of England -7 333 £388 +10.71% 365
Scotland -1 308 £375 +8.70% 144
East Midlands -6 254 £375 +7.14% 272
Wales +33 110 £375 - 68
North East -8 70 £362 +3.43% 78
Northern Ireland -12 48 £460 +19.57% 25
Isle of Man -3 1 £400 -11.11% 1

For the 6 months to 22 February 2018, IT contractor jobs citing C# also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads with a requirement for C#.

1 5,604 (69.72%) .NET
2 3,496 (43.49%) Agile Software Development
3 2,911 (36.22%) SQL Server
4 2,744 (34.14%) SQL
5 2,647 (32.93%) JavaScript
6 2,403 (29.90%) MVC
7 2,319 (28.85%) ASP.NET
8 1,923 (23.92%) HTML
9 1,841 (22.90%) TDD
10 1,729 (21.51%) Finance
11 1,659 (20.64%) AngularJS
12 1,642 (20.43%) CSS
13 1,638 (20.38%) Microsoft
14 1,340 (16.67%) ASP.NET Web API
15 1,325 (16.48%) Microsoft Azure
16 1,217 (15.14%) .NET Framework
17 1,194 (14.85%) ASP.NET MVC
18 1,183 (14.72%) Java
19 1,174 (14.61%) Scrum
20 1,085 (13.50%) Test Automation
21 966 (12.02%) Continuous Integration
22 965 (12.01%) BDD
23 954 (11.87%) WCF
24 939 (11.68%) Web Services
25 926 (11.52%) Banking
26 890 (11.07%) jQuery
27 852 (10.60%) WPF
28 847 (10.54%) Git (software)
29 815 (10.14%) Visual Studio
30 785 (9.77%) C++

C#
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
1 303 (3.77%) CMS
2 295 (3.67%) SharePoint
3 220 (2.74%) IIS
4 183 (2.28%) Elasticsearch
5 142 (1.77%) Confluence
6 126 (1.57%) Umbraco
7 118 (1.47%) NServiceBus
8 99 (1.23%) Sitecore CMS
9 93 (1.16%) BizTalk Server
10 67 (0.83%) EPiServer
11 66 (0.82%) SharePoint 2013
12 48 (0.60%) Apache Spark
13 45 (0.56%) Apache
13 45 (0.56%) Cloud Foundry
13 45 (0.56%) SharePoint 2010
14 36 (0.45%) Tomcat
15 33 (0.41%) Kentico
16 27 (0.34%) nginx
17 25 (0.31%) SAS
18 24 (0.30%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 233 (2.90%) Microsoft Excel
2 77 (0.96%) Microsoft Office
3 42 (0.52%) Spreadsheet
4 26 (0.32%) Photoshop
5 24 (0.30%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 22 (0.27%) MS Visio
7 14 (0.17%) InfoPath
8 11 (0.14%) Chatbot
9 6 (0.075%) Adobe Illustrator
9 6 (0.075%) HipChat
9 6 (0.075%) Maya
10 5 (0.062%) Simulink
10 5 (0.062%) SPSS
11 4 (0.050%) 3ds Max
12 3 (0.037%) Autodesk Inventor
12 3 (0.037%) MicroStation
12 3 (0.037%) SmartSuite
12 3 (0.037%) SOLIDWORKS
13 2 (0.025%) Adobe Creative Suite
13 2 (0.025%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 244 (3.04%) Dynamics CRM
2 28 (0.35%) Dynamics AX
2 28 (0.35%) Payment Gateway
3 21 (0.26%) Markit EDM
4 13 (0.16%) Dynamics NAV
5 11 (0.14%) SimCorp Dimension
6 9 (0.11%) Endur
7 8 (0.100%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 7 (0.087%) SunGard GMI
9 6 (0.075%) Infor M3
9 6 (0.075%) NetSuite
10 5 (0.062%) RMDS
10 5 (0.062%) Summit
11 4 (0.050%) Magento
11 4 (0.050%) Oracle EBS
11 4 (0.050%) SAP R/3
11 4 (0.050%) SAP S/4HANA
11 4 (0.050%) SAP SD
12 3 (0.037%) ION MarketView
12 3 (0.037%) MetaTrader
Cloud Services
1 1,325 (16.48%) Microsoft Azure
2 624 (7.76%) Amazon AWS
3 162 (2.02%) PaaS
4 101 (1.26%) GitHub
5 95 (1.18%) Dynamics 365
6 91 (1.13%) IaaS
6 91 (1.13%) Office 365
7 71 (0.88%) SaaS
8 68 (0.85%) Serverless
9 56 (0.70%) Cloud Computing
10 52 (0.65%) Google Analytics
11 43 (0.53%) npm
12 41 (0.51%) Google Cloud Platform
13 34 (0.42%) AWS CloudFormation
14 29 (0.36%) Amazon EC2
15 27 (0.34%) Azure Active Directory
16 24 (0.30%) AWS Lambda
17 22 (0.27%) Azure Data Factory
18 19 (0.24%) Amazon S3
19 15 (0.19%) CloudBees
Communications & Networking
1 100 (1.24%) HTTP
2 72 (0.90%) TCP/IP
3 69 (0.86%) Internet
4 40 (0.50%) Firewall
5 39 (0.49%) Intranet
6 36 (0.45%) DNS
7 35 (0.44%) SSL
8 33 (0.41%) SMS
9 28 (0.35%) AMQP
10 27 (0.34%) Network Security
11 24 (0.30%) SMTP
12 23 (0.29%) FTP
13 22 (0.27%) Skype
14 14 (0.17%) CTI
15 9 (0.11%) Bluetooth
15 9 (0.11%) Ethernet
16 8 (0.100%) VPN
17 7 (0.087%) Wireshark
18 6 (0.075%) Kerberos
18 6 (0.075%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2,911 (36.22%) SQL Server
2 472 (5.87%) NoSQL
3 358 (4.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 358 (4.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 327 (4.07%) Relational Database
5 312 (3.88%) MongoDB
6 269 (3.35%) SQL Server 2008
7 260 (3.23%) SQL Server 2012
8 167 (2.08%) Data Warehouse
9 163 (2.03%) Big Data
10 162 (2.02%) SQL Server 2014
11 148 (1.84%) SQL Server 2016
12 139 (1.73%) MySQL
13 130 (1.62%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 119 (1.48%) Oracle Database
15 111 (1.38%) RDBMS
16 76 (0.95%) Hadoop
16 76 (0.95%) PostgreSQL
16 76 (0.95%) Power BI
17 63 (0.78%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 847 (10.54%) Git (software)
2 815 (10.14%) Visual Studio
3 670 (8.34%) Team Foundation Server
4 593 (7.38%) Selenium
5 489 (6.08%) TeamCity
6 422 (5.25%) JIRA
7 373 (4.64%) NUnit
8 371 (4.62%) Jenkins
9 363 (4.52%) SpecFlow
10 303 (3.77%) Octopus Deploy
11 228 (2.84%) Subversion
12 221 (2.75%) Cucumber
13 180 (2.24%) WebDriver
14 176 (2.19%) Visual Studio Team System
15 112 (1.39%) Moq
16 105 (1.31%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 102 (1.27%) MSTest
18 100 (1.24%) MSBuild
18 100 (1.24%) SoapUI
19 95 (1.18%) Maven
General
1 1,729 (21.51%) Finance
2 926 (11.52%) Banking
3 691 (8.60%) Front Office
4 357 (4.44%) Investment Banking
5 202 (2.51%) Retail
6 139 (1.73%) Marketing
7 120 (1.49%) Advertising
8 119 (1.48%) Law
9 114 (1.42%) Financial Institution
10 107 (1.33%) Back Office
11 103 (1.28%) Games
12 88 (1.09%) Legal
13 80 (1.00%) Manufacturing
14 71 (0.88%) Telecoms
15 42 (0.52%) Electronics
16 30 (0.37%) Publishing
17 25 (0.31%) Automotive
18 10 (0.12%) Retail Banking
19 9 (0.11%) Pharmaceutical
20 8 (0.100%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 6,012 (74.79%) Developer
2 2,841 (35.34%) C# Developer
3 2,472 (30.75%) .NET Developer
4 1,288 (16.02%) C# .NET Developer
5 665 (8.27%) Senior Developer
6 546 (6.79%) Full Stack Developer
6 546 (6.79%) SQL Developer
7 477 (5.93%) ASP.NET Developer
8 399 (4.96%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 397 (4.94%) Analyst
10 390 (4.85%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
11 357 (4.44%) WPF Developer
12 352 (4.38%) Software Developer
13 337 (4.19%) Angular Developer
14 307 (3.82%) Senior C# Developer
15 304 (3.78%) JavaScript Developer
16 299 (3.72%) C# WPF Developer
17 292 (3.63%) Architect
18 291 (3.62%) Senior .NET Developer
19 241 (3.00%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5,604 (69.72%) .NET
2 2,319 (28.85%) ASP.NET
3 1,923 (23.92%) HTML
4 1,659 (20.64%) AngularJS
5 1,642 (20.43%) CSS
6 1,340 (16.67%) ASP.NET Web API
7 1,217 (15.14%) .NET Framework
8 1,194 (14.85%) ASP.NET MVC
9 954 (11.87%) WCF
10 939 (11.68%) Web Services
11 890 (11.07%) jQuery
12 852 (10.60%) WPF
13 728 (9.06%) HTML5
14 610 (7.59%) Entity Framework
15 599 (7.45%) REST
16 578 (7.19%) React
17 573 (7.13%) XML
18 532 (6.62%) RESTful
19 493 (6.13%) Node.js
20 425 (5.29%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 552 (6.87%) Greenfield Project
2 429 (5.34%) Analytical Skills
3 407 (5.06%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 309 (3.84%) Computer Science
5 266 (3.31%) Fixed Income
6 255 (3.17%) Derivative
7 235 (2.92%) User Experience
8 199 (2.48%) Enterprise Software
9 193 (2.40%) Fintech
10 185 (2.30%) Mobile App
11 160 (1.99%) Algorithms
12 139 (1.73%) N-Tier
13 137 (1.70%) Hedge funds
14 128 (1.59%) Data Structures
15 124 (1.54%) Equities
16 82 (1.02%) Credit Risk
17 76 (0.95%) Client/Server
18 75 (0.93%) Market Risk
19 71 (0.88%) Public Cloud
20 48 (0.60%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 782 (9.73%) Windows
2 326 (4.06%) Linux
3 194 (2.41%) Android
4 161 (2.00%) Apple iOS
5 133 (1.65%) Unix
6 123 (1.53%) Windows Server
7 58 (0.72%) Windows Server 2012
8 37 (0.46%) Windows 10
9 29 (0.36%) Windows Server 2008
10 22 (0.27%) Windows 7
11 19 (0.24%) Ubuntu
12 16 (0.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 9 (0.11%) Nucleus RTOS
14 8 (0.100%) Windows 8
15 7 (0.087%) CentOS
15 7 (0.087%) Mac OS X
15 7 (0.087%) Windows Phone
15 7 (0.087%) Windows Server 2003
16 5 (0.062%) Solaris
16 5 (0.062%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3,496 (43.49%) Agile Software Development
2 2,403 (29.90%) MVC
3 1,841 (22.90%) TDD
4 1,174 (14.61%) Scrum
5 1,085 (13.50%) Test Automation
6 966 (12.02%) Continuous Integration
7 965 (12.01%) BDD
8 763 (9.49%) OO
9 700 (8.71%) DevOps
10 692 (8.61%) Web Development
11 668 (8.31%) Software Engineering
12 627 (7.80%) Unit Testing
13 550 (6.84%) E-Commerce
14 540 (6.72%) Microservices
15 469 (5.83%) SOLID
16 445 (5.54%) SDLC
17 420 (5.23%) Multithreading
18 398 (4.95%) OOP
19 389 (4.84%) MVVM
20 348 (4.33%) Front End Development
Programming Languages
1 2,744 (34.14%) SQL
2 2,647 (32.93%) JavaScript
3 1,183 (14.72%) Java
4 785 (9.77%) C++
5 760 (9.46%) Python
6 628 (7.81%) T-SQL
7 389 (4.84%) PowerShell
8 375 (4.67%) VB.NET
9 367 (4.57%) TypeScript
10 230 (2.86%) Ruby
11 217 (2.70%) VBA
12 179 (2.23%) VB
13 134 (1.67%) PHP
14 131 (1.63%) C
15 118 (1.47%) PL/SQL
16 113 (1.41%) Perl
17 108 (1.34%) Scala
18 91 (1.13%) R
19 85 (1.06%) Bash Shell
20 78 (0.97%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 469 (5.83%) Degree
2 190 (2.36%) Security Cleared
3 143 (1.78%) Computer Science Degree
4 110 (1.37%) SC Cleared
5 70 (0.87%) ISTQB
6 67 (0.83%) Microsoft Certification
7 39 (0.49%) Numerate Degree
8 35 (0.44%) PhD
9 30 (0.37%) ISEB
10 21 (0.26%) DV Cleared
11 20 (0.25%) BPSS Clearance
12 18 (0.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 17 (0.21%) Master's Degree
13 17 (0.21%) MCSD
14 14 (0.17%) MCSE
15 12 (0.15%) MCTS
16 11 (0.14%) MCP
17 10 (0.12%) MCAD
18 7 (0.087%) ITIL Certification
19 6 (0.075%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 427 (5.31%) QA
2 65 (0.81%) MiFID
3 44 (0.55%) HL7
4 28 (0.35%) Data Quality
5 20 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 20 (0.25%) SLA
6 19 (0.24%) PCI DSS
7 17 (0.21%) EMIR
7 17 (0.21%) GDPR
8 14 (0.17%) ISO 9001
8 14 (0.17%) WCAG
9 9 (0.11%) GCP
10 8 (0.100%) IFRS
11 7 (0.087%) IFRS 9
12 6 (0.075%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 5 (0.062%) Disclosure Scotland
13 5 (0.062%) PMO
14 4 (0.050%) IEC 62304
14 4 (0.050%) MISRA
14 4 (0.050%) UCITS
System Software
1 335 (4.17%) Docker
2 129 (1.60%) Active Directory
3 42 (0.52%) Virtual Machines
4 36 (0.45%) VMware Infrastructure
5 17 (0.21%) VMware ESXi
6 10 (0.12%) Hyper-V
7 9 (0.11%) Microsoft App-V
8 8 (0.100%) Apache Flume
8 8 (0.100%) Brightmail
9 7 (0.087%) HDFS
9 7 (0.087%) vCloud
9 7 (0.087%) Virtual Desktop
9 7 (0.087%) vSphere
10 5 (0.062%) Firmware
11 4 (0.050%) Platform Symphony
12 3 (0.037%) Virtual Servers
12 3 (0.037%) XenApp
12 3 (0.037%) XenDesktop
13 2 (0.025%) Cronacle
13 2 (0.025%) OpenAM
Systems Management
1 151 (1.88%) Ansible
2 102 (1.27%) Puppet
3 92 (1.14%) Kubernetes
4 82 (1.02%) Opscode Chef
5 31 (0.39%) Terraform
6 21 (0.26%) Grafana
6 21 (0.26%) HP Quality Center
6 21 (0.26%) Single Sign-On
7 19 (0.24%) Kibana
8 18 (0.22%) Salt
9 17 (0.21%) BladeLogic
10 14 (0.17%) NetBackup
10 14 (0.17%) Rancher
11 10 (0.12%) Nagios
11 10 (0.12%) Opsview
11 10 (0.12%) SCCM
12 9 (0.11%) CA Service Virtualization
12 9 (0.11%) Prometheus
12 9 (0.11%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 9 (0.11%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 1,638 (20.38%) Microsoft
2 537 (6.68%) Oracle
3 187 (2.33%) Sitecore
4 154 (1.92%) Xamarin
5 138 (1.72%) Google
6 81 (1.01%) Atlassian
7 79 (0.98%) TIBCO
8 70 (0.87%) SAP
9 64 (0.80%) Salesforce.com
10 59 (0.73%) DevExpress
11 57 (0.71%) Sybase
12 55 (0.68%) HP
13 53 (0.66%) Tableau
14 49 (0.61%) VMware
15 42 (0.52%) Apigee
16 40 (0.50%) Capita
17 39 (0.49%) Splunk
18 36 (0.45%) Telerik
19 33 (0.41%) Adobe
20 32 (0.40%) Blue Prism