Period
to 21 May 2019

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 21 May 2019 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
21 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 18 14 18
Rank change year-on-year -4 +4 +5
Contract jobs citing C# 7,192 8,308 6,847
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 7.91% 8.25% 7.60%
As % of the Programming Languages category 18.44% 19.18% 18.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,482 6,206 4,957
UK median daily rate £450 £433 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.05% +8.13% -
10th Percentile £325 £313 £281
90th Percentile £625 £638 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +12.00% +7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 81 90 155
UK median hourly rate £43.00 £43.00 £41.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +3.61% +7.44%
10th Percentile £23.47 £31.88 £21.68
90th Percentile £55.00 £48.82 £57.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.00 £42.50 £41.00
% change year-on-year +1.18% +3.66% +7.89%

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 38,998 43,320 37,219
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 42.87% 43.04% 41.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 27,041 30,274 25,531
UK median daily rate £475 £463 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.70% +8.82% +1.19%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £300
90th Percentile £650 £638 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £405 £388
% change year-on-year +4.94% +4.52% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 675 781 808
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £41.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -3.32% +7.47%
10th Percentile £18.00 £16.70 £16.50
90th Percentile £55.00 £52.50 £56.45
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.50 £40.00 £41.00
% change year-on-year +8.75% -2.44% +6.49%

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 21 May 2019.

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 21 May 2019.

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 21 May 2019. 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 6,621 £450 - 2,973
UK excluding London 0 4,037 £420 +12.00% 2,393
London -4 3,074 £500 - 761
South East +13 1,266 £450 +12.50% 608
North of England -2 1,016 £388 +6.90% 610
Midlands -3 612 £400 +6.67% 469
North West 0 535 £400 +6.67% 304
South West -8 457 £425 +13.33% 281
West Midlands -4 403 £425 +13.33% 249
Yorkshire -7 375 £375 +3.45% 254
Scotland +2 335 £375 -3.23% 100
East of England -14 204 £408 -1.21% 249
East Midlands -4 191 £375 - 219
Wales +2 133 £450 +12.50% 45
North East +24 106 £400 +23.08% 53
Northern Ireland -8 30 £338 -25.82% 33
Isle of Man +2 2 - - 1

For the 6 months to 21 May 2019, 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 5,325 (74.04%) .NET
2 3,133 (43.56%) Agile Software Development
3 2,591 (36.03%) SQL
4 2,553 (35.50%) JavaScript
5 2,506 (34.84%) SQL Server
6 2,241 (31.16%) Microsoft Azure
7 1,903 (26.46%) MVC
8 1,867 (25.96%) ASP.NET
9 1,623 (22.57%) Microsoft
10 1,603 (22.29%) HTML
11 1,578 (21.94%) AngularJS
12 1,489 (20.70%) CSS
13 1,412 (19.63%) TDD
14 1,352 (18.80%) Finance
15 1,269 (17.64%) .NET Framework
16 1,238 (17.21%) ASP.NET Web API
17 979 (13.61%) Scrum
18 968 (13.46%) Git (software)
19 959 (13.33%) Test Automation
20 952 (13.24%) .NET Core
21 915 (12.72%) Visual Studio
22 914 (12.71%) Java
23 909 (12.64%) Web Services
24 886 (12.32%) ASP.NET MVC
25 879 (12.22%) DevOps
26 781 (10.86%) Microservices
27 776 (10.79%) BDD
28 773 (10.75%) Continuous Integration
29 753 (10.47%) jQuery
30 731 (10.16%) 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
1 315 (4.38%) SharePoint
2 173 (2.41%) CMS
3 161 (2.24%) Umbraco
4 146 (2.03%) IIS
5 123 (1.71%) Confluence
6 82 (1.14%) Elasticsearch
7 77 (1.07%) BizTalk Server
8 66 (0.92%) Apache Spark
9 65 (0.90%) Tomcat
10 63 (0.88%) SharePoint 2013
11 59 (0.82%) Apache
12 50 (0.70%) nginx
13 48 (0.67%) NServiceBus
14 42 (0.58%) Sitecore CMS
15 41 (0.57%) WebSphere
16 39 (0.54%) SharePoint 2010
17 36 (0.50%) JBoss
18 30 (0.42%) Oracle SOA Suite
19 27 (0.38%) WebLogic
20 24 (0.33%) EPiServer
Applications
1 140 (1.95%) Microsoft Excel
2 57 (0.79%) Microsoft Office
3 22 (0.31%) MS Visio
4 16 (0.22%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 8 (0.11%) Photoshop
6 6 (0.083%) Chatbot
6 6 (0.083%) Microsoft Project
7 4 (0.056%) InfoPath
8 3 (0.042%) Spreadsheet
9 2 (0.028%) Adobe Illustrator
9 2 (0.028%) GIMP
9 2 (0.028%) InVision
10 1 (0.014%) 3ds Max
10 1 (0.014%) Adobe XD
10 1 (0.014%) Blender
10 1 (0.014%) Maya
10 1 (0.014%) Stata
10 1 (0.014%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 403 (5.60%) Dynamics CRM
2 24 (0.33%) Dynamics AX
3 12 (0.17%) Dynamics NAV
3 12 (0.17%) Endur
4 10 (0.14%) Markit EDM
5 9 (0.13%) Visualfiles
6 7 (0.097%) RMDS
6 7 (0.097%) SDL Web 8
7 6 (0.083%) Magento
7 6 (0.083%) NetSuite
8 4 (0.056%) CiviCRM
8 4 (0.056%) Eikon
8 4 (0.056%) Payment Gateway
8 4 (0.056%) Revive Adserver
9 3 (0.042%) Oracle EBS
9 3 (0.042%) Remedy ITSM
9 3 (0.042%) Salesforce.com CRM
9 3 (0.042%) SAP MII
10 2 (0.028%) BusinessWorks
10 2 (0.028%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 2,241 (31.16%) Microsoft Azure
2 610 (8.48%) Amazon AWS
3 267 (3.71%) Serverless
4 251 (3.49%) Dynamics 365
5 238 (3.31%) PaaS
6 183 (2.54%) Power Platform
7 169 (2.35%) Azure Functions
8 163 (2.27%) GitHub
9 160 (2.22%) SaaS
10 127 (1.77%) Office 365
11 120 (1.67%) Azure Active Directory
12 98 (1.36%) IaaS
13 90 (1.25%) Google Cloud Platform
14 82 (1.14%) Azure Data Factory
15 71 (0.99%) npm
16 37 (0.51%) Google Analytics
17 33 (0.46%) AWS CloudFormation
18 32 (0.44%) AWS Lambda
19 27 (0.38%) Cloud Computing
20 25 (0.35%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 93 (1.29%) HTTP
2 86 (1.20%) TCP/IP
3 50 (0.70%) SSL
4 43 (0.60%) Internet
5 33 (0.46%) Ethernet
6 28 (0.39%) DNS
7 27 (0.38%) FTP
8 26 (0.36%) AMQP
9 21 (0.29%) Intranet
10 19 (0.26%) Firewall
10 19 (0.26%) SSH
11 18 (0.25%) SNMP
12 15 (0.21%) Kerberos
12 15 (0.21%) Network Security
12 15 (0.21%) Skype
13 13 (0.18%) SMTP
14 12 (0.17%) Reverse Proxy
15 8 (0.11%) NFC
16 7 (0.097%) H.323
17 6 (0.083%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2,506 (34.84%) SQL Server
2 415 (5.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 371 (5.16%) NoSQL
4 281 (3.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 271 (3.77%) Relational Database
6 252 (3.50%) Data Warehouse
7 232 (3.23%) Azure SQL Database
8 187 (2.60%) Cosmos DB
9 184 (2.56%) SQL Server 2012
10 165 (2.29%) MongoDB
11 160 (2.22%) Power BI
12 159 (2.21%) Big Data
13 136 (1.89%) MySQL
14 129 (1.79%) Redis
15 111 (1.54%) SQL Server 2008
16 92 (1.28%) Hadoop
17 89 (1.24%) Oracle Database
18 87 (1.21%) RDBMS
19 86 (1.20%) Data Lake
20 76 (1.06%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 968 (13.46%) Git (software)
2 915 (12.72%) Visual Studio
3 611 (8.50%) Team Foundation Server
4 492 (6.84%) Selenium
5 419 (5.83%) Visual Studio Team System
6 401 (5.58%) Jenkins
7 358 (4.98%) SpecFlow
8 347 (4.82%) TeamCity
9 338 (4.70%) JIRA
10 230 (3.20%) NUnit
11 203 (2.82%) Octopus Deploy
12 157 (2.18%) WebDriver
13 137 (1.90%) Cucumber
14 127 (1.77%) Subversion
15 116 (1.61%) gulp
16 101 (1.40%) MSTest
17 99 (1.38%) Jasmine
18 91 (1.27%) JMeter
19 84 (1.17%) Eclipse
20 83 (1.15%) Grunt
General
1 1,352 (18.80%) Finance
2 481 (6.69%) Banking
3 367 (5.10%) Front Office
4 181 (2.52%) Retail
5 152 (2.11%) Investment Banking
6 112 (1.56%) Telecoms
7 110 (1.53%) Law
8 105 (1.46%) Manufacturing
9 100 (1.39%) Back Office
10 98 (1.36%) Marketing
11 92 (1.28%) Games
12 86 (1.20%) Legal
13 69 (0.96%) Financial Institution
14 57 (0.79%) Electronics
15 42 (0.58%) Aerospace
16 38 (0.53%) Automotive
17 37 (0.51%) Publishing
18 32 (0.44%) Military
19 30 (0.42%) Advertising
20 23 (0.32%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 5,181 (72.04%) Developer
2 2,241 (31.16%) .NET Developer
3 1,978 (27.50%) C# Developer
4 1,016 (14.13%) C# .NET Developer
5 586 (8.15%) Full Stack Developer
6 445 (6.19%) Software Developer
7 441 (6.13%) Senior Developer
8 409 (5.69%) SQL Developer
9 359 (4.99%) Angular Developer
10 282 (3.92%) Software Engineer
11 276 (3.84%) Azure Developer
12 263 (3.66%) Analyst
13 246 (3.42%) ASP.NET Developer
14 237 (3.30%) Architect
15 215 (2.99%) Tester
16 214 (2.98%) Senior .NET Developer
17 190 (2.64%) React Developer
18 189 (2.63%) C# ASP.NET Developer
19 178 (2.47%) CRM Developer
20 173 (2.41%) Senior C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5,325 (74.04%) .NET
2 1,867 (25.96%) ASP.NET
3 1,603 (22.29%) HTML
4 1,578 (21.94%) AngularJS
5 1,489 (20.70%) CSS
6 1,269 (17.64%) .NET Framework
7 1,238 (17.21%) ASP.NET Web API
8 952 (13.24%) .NET Core
9 909 (12.64%) Web Services
10 886 (12.32%) ASP.NET MVC
11 753 (10.47%) jQuery
12 693 (9.64%) REST
13 643 (8.94%) React
14 623 (8.66%) Entity Framework
15 592 (8.23%) RESTful
16 549 (7.63%) WCF
17 536 (7.45%) HTML5
18 505 (7.02%) XML
19 497 (6.91%) JSON
20 453 (6.30%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 500 (6.95%) Greenfield Project
2 310 (4.31%) Analytical Skills
3 246 (3.42%) Fintech
4 232 (3.23%) User Experience
5 197 (2.74%) Mobile App
6 190 (2.64%) Hedge funds
7 185 (2.57%) Enterprise Software
8 144 (2.00%) Fixed Income
9 141 (1.96%) Derivative
10 137 (1.90%) Self-Motivation
11 103 (1.43%) Algorithms
12 90 (1.25%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 64 (0.89%) Data Structures
14 54 (0.75%) Robotics
15 53 (0.74%) Equities
16 49 (0.68%) Digital Media
17 44 (0.61%) OTC Derivatives
18 35 (0.49%) N-Tier
19 33 (0.46%) Data Centre
20 32 (0.44%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 659 (9.16%) Windows
2 279 (3.88%) Linux
3 146 (2.03%) Android
4 121 (1.68%) Apple iOS
5 90 (1.25%) Unix
6 75 (1.04%) Windows Server
7 39 (0.54%) Ubuntu
8 38 (0.53%) Windows Server 2012
9 22 (0.31%) Windows 10
9 22 (0.31%) Windows 7
10 16 (0.22%) Windows 8
11 15 (0.21%) CentOS
12 14 (0.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 14 (0.19%) Windows Server 2008
13 11 (0.15%) VMS
14 10 (0.14%) Mac OS
15 8 (0.11%) Solaris
15 8 (0.11%) Windows XP
16 7 (0.097%) Debian
17 5 (0.070%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 3,133 (43.56%) Agile Software Development
2 1,903 (26.46%) MVC
3 1,412 (19.63%) TDD
4 979 (13.61%) Scrum
5 959 (13.33%) Test Automation
6 879 (12.22%) DevOps
7 781 (10.86%) Microservices
8 776 (10.79%) BDD
9 773 (10.75%) Continuous Integration
10 731 (10.16%) Software Engineering
11 600 (8.34%) OO
12 545 (7.58%) Unit Testing
13 477 (6.63%) SOLID
14 464 (6.45%) CRM
15 433 (6.02%) Web Development
16 418 (5.81%) Problem-Solving
17 381 (5.30%) SDLC
18 331 (4.60%) Business Intelligence
19 326 (4.53%) OOP
20 313 (4.35%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 2,591 (36.03%) SQL
2 2,553 (35.50%) JavaScript
3 914 (12.71%) Java
4 594 (8.26%) T-SQL
5 592 (8.23%) Python
6 553 (7.69%) C++
7 447 (6.22%) TypeScript
8 410 (5.70%) PowerShell
9 306 (4.25%) VB.NET
10 184 (2.56%) VB
11 155 (2.16%) PL/SQL
12 152 (2.11%) VBA
13 141 (1.96%) Ruby
14 116 (1.61%) C
15 102 (1.42%) Scala
16 86 (1.20%) PHP
17 65 (0.90%) Perl
18 55 (0.76%) R
19 54 (0.75%) Groovy
20 47 (0.65%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 365 (5.08%) Degree
2 356 (4.95%) Security Cleared
3 263 (3.66%) SC Cleared
4 80 (1.11%) Computer Science Degree
5 58 (0.81%) DV Cleared
6 45 (0.63%) BPSS Clearance
7 34 (0.47%) ISTQB
7 34 (0.47%) PhD
8 31 (0.43%) Microsoft Certification
9 27 (0.38%) Numerate Degree
10 26 (0.36%) Master's Degree
11 22 (0.31%) ISEB
12 18 (0.25%) DBS Check
13 13 (0.18%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 10 (0.14%) CISSP
15 9 (0.13%) CTC Cleared
16 7 (0.097%) CREST Certified
17 6 (0.083%) CISA
17 6 (0.083%) CISM
17 6 (0.083%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 367 (5.10%) QA
2 32 (0.44%) Data Quality
2 32 (0.44%) GDPR
3 27 (0.38%) SLA
4 26 (0.36%) PCI DSS
5 24 (0.33%) WCAG
6 13 (0.18%) GxP
6 13 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 9 (0.13%) ISO 9001
8 8 (0.11%) Disclosure Scotland
9 7 (0.097%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 6 (0.083%) IFRS
11 5 (0.070%) HL7
11 5 (0.070%) ISAE 3402
11 5 (0.070%) ISO 22301
11 5 (0.070%) ISO 31000
11 5 (0.070%) ISO/IEC 27005
12 4 (0.056%) PSD2
13 3 (0.042%) Dublin Core
13 3 (0.042%) MiFID
System Software
1 469 (6.52%) Docker
2 165 (2.29%) Active Directory
3 50 (0.70%) Virtual Machines
4 21 (0.29%) VMware Infrastructure
5 14 (0.19%) XenApp
6 10 (0.14%) Microsoft App-V
7 9 (0.13%) VMware ESXi
8 8 (0.11%) Virtual Desktop
9 6 (0.083%) Hyper-V
10 5 (0.070%) Firmware
10 5 (0.070%) HDFS
10 5 (0.070%) ISA Server
11 3 (0.042%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 3 (0.042%) vSphere
12 2 (0.028%) OpenDJ
12 2 (0.028%) OpenIDM
12 2 (0.028%) Squid
Systems Management
1 290 (4.03%) Kubernetes
2 113 (1.57%) Ansible
3 91 (1.27%) Terraform
4 81 (1.13%) Puppet
5 64 (0.89%) Opscode Chef
6 40 (0.56%) SCCM
7 30 (0.42%) Kibana
8 29 (0.40%) Grafana
9 21 (0.29%) HP ALM
10 15 (0.21%) Nessus
10 15 (0.21%) SCOM
11 14 (0.19%) Forefront Identity Manager
12 13 (0.18%) WSUS
13 11 (0.15%) Microsoft Intune
13 11 (0.15%) Nmap
13 11 (0.15%) SCOrch
13 11 (0.15%) Single Sign-On
14 8 (0.11%) Docker Swarm
14 8 (0.11%) Red Hat Satellite
14 8 (0.11%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 1,623 (22.57%) Microsoft
2 492 (6.84%) Oracle
3 167 (2.32%) Xamarin
4 138 (1.92%) Google
5 99 (1.38%) Sitecore
6 87 (1.21%) SAP
7 77 (1.07%) Telerik
8 59 (0.82%) Atlassian
9 54 (0.75%) HP
10 53 (0.74%) IBM
11 52 (0.72%) Salesforce.com
12 42 (0.58%) Citrix
13 37 (0.51%) TIBCO
14 33 (0.46%) Tableau
14 33 (0.46%) VMware
15 32 (0.44%) MuleSoft
16 31 (0.43%) Blue Prism
17 28 (0.39%) UiPath
18 27 (0.38%) Sybase
19 25 (0.35%) Databricks