Period
to 22 September 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 September 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 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 11 18 25
Rank change year-on-year +7 +7 -4
Contract jobs citing C# 8,873 7,317 7,374
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 8.71% 7.41% 6.86%
As % of the Programming Languages category 19.58% 17.70% 17.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,648 5,418 5,373
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £313 £300 £285
90th Percentile £638 £625 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +6.90% +3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 109 135 119
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% -
10th Percentile £23.80 £25.00 £20.15
90th Percentile £54.00 £52.50 £48.45
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.25 £42.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year -0.59% +6.25% -

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 45,319 41,332 42,727
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 44.46% 41.87% 39.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 31,859 28,514 29,397
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £313 £306 £280
90th Percentile £638 £625 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +3.75% +6.67% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 723 780 922
UK median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.75% +6.67% +4.17%
10th Percentile £16.25 £15.79 £14.01
90th Percentile £52.50 £53.75 £51.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.92 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +4.81% +6.67% +1.35%

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 September 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 September 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 September 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 +6 8,202 £450 +5.88% 4,366
UK excluding London +9 4,648 £388 +6.90% 3,406
London +2 4,097 £525 +5.00% 1,251
South East +10 1,349 £413 +10.00% 825
North of England +14 1,135 £375 +8.70% 932
Midlands +6 720 £388 +10.71% 620
South West -1 578 £385 +6.21% 404
North West +12 556 £375 +7.14% 493
Yorkshire +15 477 £375 +10.29% 361
West Midlands +2 425 £400 +8.11% 336
Scotland +2 386 £388 +3.33% 179
East of England -3 312 £400 +6.67% 340
East Midlands +6 291 £375 +10.29% 284
Wales +2 136 £400 +8.11% 83
North East +2 102 £350 +1.45% 78
Northern Ireland +13 43 £431 +7.75% 29
Isle of Man -1 2 £345 +64.29%

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 6,367 (71.76%) .NET
2 3,920 (44.18%) Agile Software Development
3 3,434 (38.70%) SQL
4 3,054 (34.42%) SQL Server
5 2,943 (33.17%) JavaScript
6 2,695 (30.37%) ASP.NET
7 2,506 (28.24%) MVC
8 1,998 (22.52%) Microsoft Azure
9 1,960 (22.09%) HTML
10 1,958 (22.07%) Microsoft
11 1,926 (21.71%) AngularJS
12 1,848 (20.83%) TDD
13 1,847 (20.82%) Finance
14 1,677 (18.90%) CSS
15 1,518 (17.11%) ASP.NET Web API
16 1,446 (16.30%) .NET Framework
17 1,312 (14.79%) ASP.NET MVC
18 1,282 (14.45%) Test Automation
19 1,232 (13.88%) Scrum
20 1,169 (13.17%) Java
21 1,015 (11.44%) jQuery
22 1,008 (11.36%) Continuous Integration
23 1,006 (11.34%) Visual Studio
24 992 (11.18%) Git (software)
25 980 (11.04%) Web Services
26 934 (10.53%) BDD
27 927 (10.45%) WCF
28 912 (10.28%) Windows
29 873 (9.84%) Microservices
30 844 (9.51%) Software Engineering

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
1 360 (4.06%) SharePoint
2 313 (3.53%) CMS
3 257 (2.90%) IIS
4 159 (1.79%) Umbraco
5 153 (1.72%) NServiceBus
6 146 (1.65%) Elasticsearch
7 125 (1.41%) Confluence
8 113 (1.27%) BizTalk Server
8 113 (1.27%) SharePoint 2013
9 111 (1.25%) Sitecore CMS
10 85 (0.96%) Apache
11 79 (0.89%) Tomcat
12 72 (0.81%) SharePoint 2010
13 70 (0.79%) nginx
14 49 (0.55%) EPiServer
14 49 (0.55%) SharePoint Server
15 46 (0.52%) Apache Spark
16 40 (0.45%) WebSphere
17 37 (0.42%) Apache Solr
18 32 (0.36%) OpenStack
Applications
1 158 (1.78%) Microsoft Excel
2 47 (0.53%) Microsoft Office
3 46 (0.52%) InfoPath
4 30 (0.34%) Spreadsheet
5 23 (0.26%) Photoshop
6 21 (0.24%) MS Visio
7 13 (0.15%) CATIA
8 12 (0.14%) Chatbot
9 9 (0.10%) Maya
10 8 (0.090%) Simulink
11 7 (0.079%) Microsoft Project
12 6 (0.068%) Acrobat
12 6 (0.068%) Microsoft PowerPoint
13 5 (0.056%) 3ds Max
13 5 (0.056%) Adobe Illustrator
14 4 (0.045%) Blender
15 2 (0.023%) Adobe Creative Suite
16 1 (0.011%) HipChat
16 1 (0.011%) PTC Creo
16 1 (0.011%) Siemens NX
Business Applications
1 255 (2.87%) Dynamics CRM
2 25 (0.28%) Dynamics AX
3 24 (0.27%) thinkFolio
4 19 (0.21%) Markit EDM
5 16 (0.18%) Eagle PACE
6 14 (0.16%) Front Arena
6 14 (0.16%) ION MarketView
7 13 (0.15%) Dynamics NAV
8 12 (0.14%) ENOVIA
9 10 (0.11%) Sage 200
10 9 (0.10%) Bloomberg AIM
11 8 (0.090%) Endur
12 7 (0.079%) Payment Gateway
13 6 (0.068%) SunGard Martini
13 6 (0.068%) Visualfiles
14 5 (0.056%) Elite 3E
14 5 (0.056%) Sage CRM
15 4 (0.045%) Distributed Ledger
15 4 (0.045%) SAP MII
15 4 (0.045%) SDL Web 8
Cloud Services
1 1,998 (22.52%) Microsoft Azure
2 724 (8.16%) Amazon AWS
3 176 (1.98%) Dynamics 365
4 167 (1.88%) Office 365
5 166 (1.87%) GitHub
6 160 (1.80%) SaaS
7 132 (1.49%) Serverless
8 109 (1.23%) Cloud Computing
9 105 (1.18%) PaaS
10 89 (1.00%) Google Cloud Platform
11 80 (0.90%) npm
12 68 (0.77%) NuGet
13 63 (0.71%) Azure Functions
14 61 (0.69%) IaaS
15 49 (0.55%) Amazon EC2
15 49 (0.55%) Google Analytics
16 45 (0.51%) Azure Active Directory
17 32 (0.36%) Azure Data Factory
18 29 (0.33%) AWS Lambda
19 28 (0.32%) BrowserStack
Communications & Networking
1 210 (2.37%) HTTP
2 119 (1.34%) TCP/IP
3 84 (0.95%) Internet
4 77 (0.87%) SSL
5 40 (0.45%) AMQP
5 40 (0.45%) Firewall
6 35 (0.39%) Kerberos
7 32 (0.36%) HTTPS
8 28 (0.32%) SMTP
9 27 (0.30%) DNS
9 27 (0.30%) Intranet
9 27 (0.30%) SMS
10 23 (0.26%) Ethernet
11 17 (0.19%) Network Security
12 13 (0.15%) FTP
13 12 (0.14%) SAN
13 12 (0.14%) Skype
13 12 (0.14%) SNMP
14 11 (0.12%) MQTT
15 10 (0.11%) PuTTY
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3,054 (34.42%) SQL Server
2 552 (6.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 481 (5.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 415 (4.68%) NoSQL
5 327 (3.69%) Relational Database
6 321 (3.62%) MongoDB
7 221 (2.49%) SQL Server 2012
8 187 (2.11%) SQL Server 2008
9 157 (1.77%) Data Warehouse
10 149 (1.68%) Azure SQL Database
11 147 (1.66%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 145 (1.63%) SQL Server 2016
13 144 (1.62%) MySQL
14 143 (1.61%) Power BI
15 127 (1.43%) Big Data
15 127 (1.43%) RDBMS
16 120 (1.35%) SQL Server 2014
17 112 (1.26%) Oracle Database
18 109 (1.23%) Cosmos DB
19 91 (1.03%) Redis
Development Applications
1 1,006 (11.34%) Visual Studio
2 992 (11.18%) Git (software)
3 761 (8.58%) Team Foundation Server
4 754 (8.50%) Selenium
5 585 (6.59%) TeamCity
6 478 (5.39%) JIRA
7 474 (5.34%) SpecFlow
8 460 (5.18%) Jenkins
9 357 (4.02%) Visual Studio Team System
10 356 (4.01%) Octopus Deploy
11 355 (4.00%) NUnit
12 289 (3.26%) Cucumber
13 217 (2.45%) Subversion
14 204 (2.30%) WebDriver
15 113 (1.27%) Moq
16 109 (1.23%) Bitbucket
17 105 (1.18%) MSTest
18 103 (1.16%) gulp
19 102 (1.15%) Atlassian Bamboo
19 102 (1.15%) JMeter
General
1 1,847 (20.82%) Finance
2 800 (9.02%) Banking
3 676 (7.62%) Front Office
4 283 (3.19%) Investment Banking
5 234 (2.64%) Retail
6 134 (1.51%) Marketing
7 124 (1.40%) Law
8 123 (1.39%) Financial Institution
9 110 (1.24%) Telecoms
10 109 (1.23%) Games
11 99 (1.12%) Back Office
12 97 (1.09%) Manufacturing
13 94 (1.06%) Advertising
14 81 (0.91%) Legal
15 53 (0.60%) Electronics
16 38 (0.43%) Automotive
17 31 (0.35%) Aerospace
18 25 (0.28%) Publishing
19 22 (0.25%) Military
20 13 (0.15%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 6,704 (75.56%) Developer
2 3,043 (34.30%) C# Developer
3 3,016 (33.99%) .NET Developer
4 1,502 (16.93%) C# .NET Developer
5 743 (8.37%) Senior Developer
6 633 (7.13%) Full Stack Developer
7 605 (6.82%) SQL Developer
8 600 (6.76%) ASP.NET Developer
9 508 (5.73%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 500 (5.64%) Angular Developer
11 436 (4.91%) Software Developer
12 389 (4.38%) Senior .NET Developer
13 388 (4.37%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
14 337 (3.80%) Software Engineer
15 331 (3.73%) Analyst
16 325 (3.66%) Senior C# Developer
17 286 (3.22%) Azure Developer
18 282 (3.18%) JavaScript Developer
19 263 (2.96%) Tester
20 260 (2.93%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6,367 (71.76%) .NET
2 2,695 (30.37%) ASP.NET
3 1,960 (22.09%) HTML
4 1,926 (21.71%) AngularJS
5 1,677 (18.90%) CSS
6 1,518 (17.11%) ASP.NET Web API
7 1,446 (16.30%) .NET Framework
8 1,312 (14.79%) ASP.NET MVC
9 1,015 (11.44%) jQuery
10 980 (11.04%) Web Services
11 927 (10.45%) WCF
12 818 (9.22%) Entity Framework
13 765 (8.62%) WPF
14 749 (8.44%) HTML5
15 746 (8.41%) .NET Core
16 717 (8.08%) REST
17 677 (7.63%) XML
18 648 (7.30%) React
19 484 (5.45%) RESTful
20 460 (5.18%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 731 (8.24%) Greenfield Project
2 453 (5.11%) Analytical Skills
3 352 (3.97%) Computer Science
4 338 (3.81%) Fixed Income
5 290 (3.27%) Fintech
6 281 (3.17%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 247 (2.78%) Derivative
8 244 (2.75%) User Experience
9 220 (2.48%) Enterprise Software
10 195 (2.20%) Mobile App
10 195 (2.20%) Self-Motivation
11 167 (1.88%) Hedge funds
12 151 (1.70%) Equities
13 135 (1.52%) Algorithms
14 109 (1.23%) Data Structures
15 95 (1.07%) Market Risk
16 77 (0.87%) Credit Risk
17 63 (0.71%) Equity Derivative
18 61 (0.69%) Public Cloud
19 49 (0.55%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 912 (10.28%) Windows
2 414 (4.67%) Linux
3 176 (1.98%) Windows Server
4 169 (1.90%) Apple iOS
5 164 (1.85%) Android
6 135 (1.52%) Unix
7 74 (0.83%) Windows Server 2012
8 63 (0.71%) Ubuntu
9 45 (0.51%) Windows Server 2008
10 33 (0.37%) Windows Server 2003
11 27 (0.30%) Windows 10
12 23 (0.26%) Solaris
13 19 (0.21%) CentOS
13 19 (0.21%) Debian
13 19 (0.21%) Windows 7
14 18 (0.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 14 (0.16%) VMS
16 12 (0.14%) Fedora
17 9 (0.10%) Windows Embedded Compact
18 6 (0.068%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 3,920 (44.18%) Agile Software Development
2 2,506 (28.24%) MVC
3 1,848 (20.83%) TDD
4 1,282 (14.45%) Test Automation
5 1,232 (13.88%) Scrum
6 1,008 (11.36%) Continuous Integration
7 934 (10.53%) BDD
8 873 (9.84%) Microservices
9 844 (9.51%) Software Engineering
10 810 (9.13%) OO
11 771 (8.69%) DevOps
12 707 (7.97%) Problem-Solving
13 688 (7.75%) Unit Testing
14 587 (6.62%) E-Commerce
15 573 (6.46%) Web Development
16 569 (6.41%) SDLC
17 531 (5.98%) SOLID
18 492 (5.54%) Multithreading
19 366 (4.12%) Business Intelligence
20 356 (4.01%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 3,434 (38.70%) SQL
2 2,943 (33.17%) JavaScript
3 1,169 (13.17%) Java
4 753 (8.49%) Python
5 700 (7.89%) C++
6 695 (7.83%) T-SQL
7 463 (5.22%) PowerShell
8 461 (5.20%) TypeScript
9 337 (3.80%) VB.NET
10 224 (2.52%) C
11 203 (2.29%) PL/SQL
12 177 (1.99%) VB
13 176 (1.98%) Scala
14 175 (1.97%) VBA
15 158 (1.78%) Ruby
16 142 (1.60%) Perl
17 108 (1.22%) PHP
18 89 (1.00%) R
19 82 (0.92%) Groovy
20 74 (0.83%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 536 (6.04%) Degree
2 368 (4.15%) Security Cleared
3 278 (3.13%) SC Cleared
4 178 (2.01%) Computer Science Degree
5 88 (0.99%) Microsoft Certification
6 82 (0.92%) ISTQB
7 60 (0.68%) ISEB
8 39 (0.44%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 33 (0.37%) MCSE
10 30 (0.34%) BPSS Clearance
10 30 (0.34%) Master's Degree
11 24 (0.27%) Numerate Degree
12 23 (0.26%) DV Cleared
13 17 (0.19%) PhD
14 14 (0.16%) CISSP
14 14 (0.16%) TOGAF Certification
15 13 (0.15%) Postgraduate
16 11 (0.12%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
17 8 (0.090%) CTC Cleared
17 8 (0.090%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 454 (5.12%) QA
2 55 (0.62%) GDPR
3 37 (0.42%) Data Quality
4 21 (0.24%) SLA
5 19 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 13 (0.15%) MiFID
6 13 (0.15%) MISRA
6 13 (0.15%) MISRA C
7 12 (0.14%) Disclosure Scotland
7 12 (0.14%) EMIR
7 12 (0.14%) WCAG
8 11 (0.12%) HL7
8 11 (0.12%) ISO 9001
8 11 (0.12%) WAI
9 10 (0.11%) Dodd-Frank
9 10 (0.11%) PCI DSS
9 10 (0.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 6 (0.068%) HIPAA
10 6 (0.068%) Solvency II
11 4 (0.045%) ISO 22301
System Software
1 475 (5.35%) Docker
2 98 (1.10%) Active Directory
3 35 (0.39%) Hyper-V
4 27 (0.30%) VMware Infrastructure
5 16 (0.18%) Virtual Machines
6 12 (0.14%) VirtualBox
7 11 (0.12%) Apache Flume
8 8 (0.090%) Varnish
9 7 (0.079%) HDFS
9 7 (0.079%) vSphere
10 5 (0.056%) Platform Symphony
11 4 (0.045%) ISA Server
12 3 (0.034%) Virtual Servers
12 3 (0.034%) XenApp
13 2 (0.023%) ACF2
13 2 (0.023%) Microsoft App-V
13 2 (0.023%) RACF
13 2 (0.023%) VMware ESXi
13 2 (0.023%) XenDesktop
14 1 (0.011%) Squid
Systems Management
1 183 (2.06%) Kubernetes
2 121 (1.36%) Puppet
3 93 (1.05%) Ansible
4 81 (0.91%) Kibana
5 68 (0.77%) Opscode Chef
6 62 (0.70%) Terraform
7 50 (0.56%) Grafana
8 30 (0.34%) Single Sign-On
9 21 (0.24%) CA Single Sign-On
10 19 (0.21%) HP Quality Center
11 18 (0.20%) Packer
11 18 (0.20%) Salt
11 18 (0.20%) WSUS
12 17 (0.19%) HP ALM
13 16 (0.18%) HP Fortify
14 15 (0.17%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
15 14 (0.16%) Docker Swarm
15 14 (0.16%) logstash
15 14 (0.16%) SCCM
16 13 (0.15%) Nagios
Vendors
1 1,958 (22.07%) Microsoft
2 601 (6.77%) Oracle
3 198 (2.23%) Sitecore
4 181 (2.04%) Google
5 113 (1.27%) Xamarin
6 108 (1.22%) SAP
7 68 (0.77%) Atlassian
8 61 (0.69%) TIBCO
9 55 (0.62%) Tableau
10 53 (0.60%) Adobe
11 51 (0.57%) Nintex
12 44 (0.50%) Charles River
12 44 (0.50%) Salesforce.com
13 43 (0.48%) DevExpress
14 41 (0.46%) VMware
15 40 (0.45%) HP
15 40 (0.45%) Splunk
16 39 (0.44%) Bloomberg
17 38 (0.43%) IBM
18 35 (0.39%) Sybase