Period
to 21 January 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 January 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 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 15 14 21
Rank change year-on-year -1 +7 0
Contract jobs citing C# 8,199 7,716 7,012
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 8.30% 7.81% 7.30%
As % of the Programming Languages category 18.70% 18.54% 17.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,297 5,890 4,999
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +9.38% -
10th Percentile £320 £310 £281
90th Percentile £650 £644 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 93 96 143
UK median hourly rate £43.75 £45.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.78% +12.50% -
10th Percentile £21.42 £25.46 £17.32
90th Percentile £55.80 £48.75 £47.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.00 £43.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year - +7.50% -

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 43,847 41,627 39,251
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 44.37% 42.15% 40.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 30,768 29,362 26,942
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +3.03%
10th Percentile £320 £308 £288
90th Percentile £650 £638 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 679 750 863
UK median hourly rate £42.19 £40.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.48% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £17.00 £16.61 £14.77
90th Percentile £52.50 £52.50 £52.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%

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 January 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 January 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 January 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 0 7,593 £454 +0.89% 4,450
UK excluding London +9 4,413 £400 +6.67% 3,569
London 0 3,665 £500 -1.96% 1,202
South East +14 1,344 £425 +13.33% 849
North of England +7 1,121 £375 +7.14% 1,001
Midlands +3 626 £400 +6.67% 639
South West -3 582 £411 +9.67% 408
North West +4 578 £385 +10.00% 488
Yorkshire +12 446 £375 +9.33% 410
West Midlands -2 422 £405 +8.00% 366
Scotland +4 337 £375 +4.17% 180
East of England -11 253 £413 +10.00% 353
East Midlands -2 198 £375 - 272
Wales +4 134 £400 +8.25% 100
North East +7 97 £450 +19.21% 103
Northern Ireland +9 21 £355 -25.26% 41
Isle of Man +3 7 £348 +13.93%

For the 6 months to 21 January 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 5,844 (71.28%) .NET
2 3,667 (44.72%) Agile Software Development
3 2,941 (35.87%) SQL
4 2,866 (34.96%) SQL Server
5 2,707 (33.02%) JavaScript
6 2,307 (28.14%) ASP.NET
7 2,238 (27.30%) MVC
8 2,192 (26.73%) Microsoft Azure
9 1,796 (21.91%) Microsoft
10 1,737 (21.19%) AngularJS
11 1,688 (20.59%) HTML
12 1,615 (19.70%) TDD
13 1,580 (19.27%) Finance
14 1,503 (18.33%) CSS
15 1,460 (17.81%) .NET Framework
16 1,368 (16.68%) ASP.NET Web API
17 1,269 (15.48%) Test Automation
18 1,104 (13.47%) Java
19 1,103 (13.45%) Scrum
20 1,025 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
21 1,012 (12.34%) Git (software)
22 1,011 (12.33%) ASP.NET MVC
23 972 (11.86%) Visual Studio
24 933 (11.38%) jQuery
25 879 (10.72%) Web Services
26 851 (10.38%) BDD
27 835 (10.18%) Windows
28 830 (10.12%) Microservices
29 824 (10.05%) .NET Core
30 816 (9.95%) DevOps

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
1 292 (3.56%) SharePoint
2 271 (3.31%) CMS
3 189 (2.31%) IIS
4 171 (2.09%) Umbraco
5 154 (1.88%) Confluence
6 149 (1.82%) Elasticsearch
7 99 (1.21%) NServiceBus
8 98 (1.20%) Apache
9 91 (1.11%) BizTalk Server
10 77 (0.94%) nginx
10 77 (0.94%) Tomcat
11 70 (0.85%) SharePoint 2013
12 68 (0.83%) Sitecore CMS
13 50 (0.61%) Apache Spark
14 49 (0.60%) JBoss
14 49 (0.60%) WebLogic
15 34 (0.41%) Apache Solr
15 34 (0.41%) WebSphere
16 27 (0.33%) Oracle SOA Suite
16 27 (0.33%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 159 (1.94%) Microsoft Excel
2 43 (0.52%) Microsoft Office
3 30 (0.37%) Spreadsheet
4 25 (0.30%) InfoPath
5 23 (0.28%) MS Visio
6 12 (0.15%) Microsoft Project
6 12 (0.15%) Photoshop
7 6 (0.073%) CATIA
8 4 (0.049%) Adobe Illustrator
8 4 (0.049%) Chatbot
8 4 (0.049%) Microsoft PowerPoint
9 3 (0.037%) Acrobat
9 3 (0.037%) InVision
9 3 (0.037%) Maya
10 2 (0.024%) 3ds Max
10 2 (0.024%) Blender
10 2 (0.024%) GIMP
11 1 (0.012%) HipChat
11 1 (0.012%) LaTeX
11 1 (0.012%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 373 (4.55%) Dynamics CRM
2 23 (0.28%) Dynamics AX
3 17 (0.21%) Dynamics NAV
4 11 (0.13%) RMDS
5 8 (0.098%) Markit EDM
6 6 (0.073%) Endur
6 6 (0.073%) thinkFolio
7 5 (0.061%) ENOVIA
7 5 (0.061%) Oracle Retail
8 4 (0.049%) CiviCRM
8 4 (0.049%) Payment Gateway
8 4 (0.049%) Sage 200
9 3 (0.037%) Bloomberg AIM
10 2 (0.024%) Eagle PACE
10 2 (0.024%) Infor SunSystems
10 2 (0.024%) nopCommerce
10 2 (0.024%) OpenLink RightAngle
10 2 (0.024%) Sage CRM
10 2 (0.024%) Scribe Insight
10 2 (0.024%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 2,192 (26.73%) Microsoft Azure
2 683 (8.33%) Amazon AWS
3 243 (2.96%) Dynamics 365
4 206 (2.51%) GitHub
5 172 (2.10%) SaaS
6 170 (2.07%) Serverless
7 157 (1.91%) PaaS
8 125 (1.52%) Office 365
9 115 (1.40%) Google Cloud Platform
10 93 (1.13%) Azure Functions
11 84 (1.02%) Azure Data Factory
12 83 (1.01%) IaaS
13 75 (0.91%) Azure Active Directory
14 61 (0.74%) Google Analytics
15 60 (0.73%) Cloud Computing
16 49 (0.60%) npm
17 46 (0.56%) NuGet
18 28 (0.34%) Google Play
19 24 (0.29%) AWS CloudFormation
20 20 (0.24%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 193 (2.35%) HTTP
2 106 (1.29%) TCP/IP
3 82 (1.00%) Internet
4 78 (0.95%) SSL
5 45 (0.55%) AMQP
6 43 (0.52%) DNS
7 31 (0.38%) Firewall
8 28 (0.34%) Kerberos
9 23 (0.28%) SNMP
10 21 (0.26%) Ethernet
11 20 (0.24%) SMTP
11 20 (0.24%) VoIP
12 18 (0.22%) Intranet
12 18 (0.22%) Reverse Proxy
13 15 (0.18%) SAN
14 14 (0.17%) DMZ
14 14 (0.17%) SMS
15 13 (0.16%) 802.11
15 13 (0.16%) VPN
16 12 (0.15%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2,866 (34.96%) SQL Server
2 454 (5.54%) NoSQL
3 401 (4.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 328 (4.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 277 (3.38%) Relational Database
6 269 (3.28%) MongoDB
7 185 (2.26%) Data Warehouse
8 184 (2.24%) Azure SQL Database
9 164 (2.00%) SQL Server 2012
10 154 (1.88%) SQL Server 2016
11 148 (1.81%) Power BI
12 135 (1.65%) MySQL
13 134 (1.63%) Cosmos DB
14 131 (1.60%) SQL Server 2008
15 125 (1.52%) Big Data
16 108 (1.32%) RDBMS
17 101 (1.23%) SQL Server Analysis Services
18 100 (1.22%) Oracle Database
19 97 (1.18%) SQL Server 2014
20 93 (1.13%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 1,012 (12.34%) Git (software)
2 972 (11.86%) Visual Studio
3 698 (8.51%) Selenium
4 659 (8.04%) Team Foundation Server
5 522 (6.37%) JIRA
6 501 (6.11%) TeamCity
7 486 (5.93%) Jenkins
8 479 (5.84%) Visual Studio Team System
9 363 (4.43%) SpecFlow
10 288 (3.51%) Octopus Deploy
11 247 (3.01%) NUnit
12 242 (2.95%) Cucumber
13 241 (2.94%) Subversion
14 190 (2.32%) WebDriver
15 128 (1.56%) Moq
16 127 (1.55%) Bitbucket
17 122 (1.49%) gulp
17 122 (1.49%) JUnit
18 108 (1.32%) MSTest
19 104 (1.27%) Eclipse
General
1 1,580 (19.27%) Finance
2 553 (6.74%) Banking
3 513 (6.26%) Front Office
4 219 (2.67%) Investment Banking
5 169 (2.06%) Retail
6 103 (1.26%) Telecoms
7 100 (1.22%) Manufacturing
8 97 (1.18%) Marketing
9 91 (1.11%) Law
10 78 (0.95%) Back Office
11 77 (0.94%) Games
12 74 (0.90%) Financial Institution
13 62 (0.76%) Legal
14 53 (0.65%) Electronics
15 44 (0.54%) Advertising
16 42 (0.51%) Publishing
17 35 (0.43%) Billing
18 33 (0.40%) Aerospace
19 24 (0.29%) Military
20 18 (0.22%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 6,035 (73.61%) Developer
2 2,650 (32.32%) .NET Developer
3 2,613 (31.87%) C# Developer
4 1,246 (15.20%) C# .NET Developer
5 605 (7.38%) Full Stack Developer
6 593 (7.23%) Senior Developer
7 492 (6.00%) SQL Developer
8 453 (5.53%) Angular Developer
9 411 (5.01%) ASP.NET Developer
10 409 (4.99%) Software Developer
11 336 (4.10%) C# ASP.NET Developer
12 325 (3.96%) Analyst
13 323 (3.94%) Architect
13 323 (3.94%) Azure Developer
14 296 (3.61%) Senior .NET Developer
15 287 (3.50%) Software Engineer
16 273 (3.33%) Tester
17 265 (3.23%) Senior C# Developer
18 260 (3.17%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
19 232 (2.83%) JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5,844 (71.28%) .NET
2 2,307 (28.14%) ASP.NET
3 1,737 (21.19%) AngularJS
4 1,688 (20.59%) HTML
5 1,503 (18.33%) CSS
6 1,460 (17.81%) .NET Framework
7 1,368 (16.68%) ASP.NET Web API
8 1,011 (12.33%) ASP.NET MVC
9 933 (11.38%) jQuery
10 879 (10.72%) Web Services
11 824 (10.05%) .NET Core
12 776 (9.46%) Entity Framework
13 739 (9.01%) React
14 696 (8.49%) WCF
15 688 (8.39%) REST
16 672 (8.20%) WPF
17 655 (7.99%) HTML5
18 551 (6.72%) XML
19 491 (5.99%) RESTful
20 482 (5.88%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 652 (7.95%) Greenfield Project
2 419 (5.11%) Analytical Skills
3 306 (3.73%) Fintech
4 269 (3.28%) User Experience
5 268 (3.27%) Fixed Income
6 229 (2.79%) Hedge funds
7 228 (2.78%) Mobile App
8 209 (2.55%) Enterprise Software
9 181 (2.21%) Derivative
10 179 (2.18%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 178 (2.17%) Self-Motivation
12 124 (1.51%) Algorithms
13 101 (1.23%) Data Structures
14 97 (1.18%) Equities
15 63 (0.77%) Credit Risk
16 60 (0.73%) Market Risk
17 51 (0.62%) N-Tier
18 41 (0.50%) Management Information System
19 39 (0.48%) Public Cloud
19 39 (0.48%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 835 (10.18%) Windows
2 426 (5.20%) Linux
3 159 (1.94%) Android
3 159 (1.94%) Apple iOS
4 153 (1.87%) Unix
4 153 (1.87%) Windows Server
5 71 (0.87%) Ubuntu
6 63 (0.77%) Windows Server 2012
7 42 (0.51%) Windows 7
8 34 (0.41%) Windows 10
8 34 (0.41%) Windows 8
9 28 (0.34%) CentOS
10 21 (0.26%) Debian
10 21 (0.26%) Solaris
11 18 (0.22%) Windows Server 2008
12 17 (0.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 14 (0.17%) Kali Linux
14 13 (0.16%) Windows Server 2003
15 12 (0.15%) Fedora
16 8 (0.098%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 3,667 (44.72%) Agile Software Development
2 2,238 (27.30%) MVC
3 1,615 (19.70%) TDD
4 1,269 (15.48%) Test Automation
5 1,103 (13.45%) Scrum
6 1,025 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
7 851 (10.38%) BDD
8 830 (10.12%) Microservices
9 816 (9.95%) DevOps
10 785 (9.57%) OO
11 771 (9.40%) Software Engineering
12 543 (6.62%) SDLC
13 520 (6.34%) Unit Testing
14 519 (6.33%) Problem-Solving
15 513 (6.26%) Web Development
16 459 (5.60%) SOLID
17 426 (5.20%) CRM
18 411 (5.01%) E-Commerce
19 391 (4.77%) Computer Science
20 375 (4.57%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 2,941 (35.87%) SQL
2 2,707 (33.02%) JavaScript
3 1,104 (13.47%) Java
4 756 (9.22%) Python
5 629 (7.67%) C++
6 602 (7.34%) T-SQL
7 450 (5.49%) PowerShell
8 446 (5.44%) TypeScript
9 292 (3.56%) VB.NET
10 201 (2.45%) C
11 197 (2.40%) PL/SQL
12 171 (2.09%) VB
13 167 (2.04%) Ruby
13 167 (2.04%) VBA
14 159 (1.94%) Scala
15 133 (1.62%) Perl
16 108 (1.32%) PHP
17 94 (1.15%) Bash Shell
18 92 (1.12%) Groovy
19 68 (0.83%) Go
Qualifications
1 494 (6.03%) Degree
2 358 (4.37%) Security Cleared
3 244 (2.98%) SC Cleared
4 147 (1.79%) Computer Science Degree
5 70 (0.85%) Microsoft Certification
6 64 (0.78%) DV Cleared
7 49 (0.60%) PhD
8 43 (0.52%) ISTQB
9 40 (0.49%) BPSS Clearance
10 37 (0.45%) Numerate Degree
11 32 (0.39%) ISEB
12 26 (0.32%) Master's Degree
13 23 (0.28%) CISSP
14 21 (0.26%) MCSE
15 16 (0.20%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 16 (0.20%) TOGAF Certification
16 13 (0.16%) CREST Certified
16 13 (0.16%) OSCE
17 12 (0.15%) DBS Check
18 11 (0.13%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 400 (4.88%) QA
2 42 (0.51%) GDPR
3 40 (0.49%) Data Quality
4 24 (0.29%) SLA
5 19 (0.23%) WCAG
6 18 (0.22%) PCI DSS
7 16 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 15 (0.18%) ISO 9001
8 15 (0.18%) PMO
9 14 (0.17%) Disclosure Scotland
10 11 (0.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 8 (0.098%) ISAE 3402
11 8 (0.098%) ISO 22301
11 8 (0.098%) ISO 31000
11 8 (0.098%) ISO/IEC 27005
11 8 (0.098%) MISRA
11 8 (0.098%) MISRA C
11 8 (0.098%) WAI
12 6 (0.073%) TickIT
13 3 (0.037%) MiFID
System Software
1 495 (6.04%) Docker
2 108 (1.32%) Active Directory
3 31 (0.38%) VMware Infrastructure
4 26 (0.32%) Virtual Machines
5 19 (0.23%) Hyper-V
6 15 (0.18%) XenApp
7 12 (0.15%) VirtualBox
8 9 (0.11%) Microsoft App-V
9 8 (0.098%) ISA Server
9 8 (0.098%) Virtual Desktop
9 8 (0.098%) vSphere
10 6 (0.073%) Firmware
11 3 (0.037%) VMware ESXi
11 3 (0.037%) XenDesktop
12 2 (0.024%) ACF2
12 2 (0.024%) RACF
12 2 (0.024%) Squid
13 1 (0.012%) OpenAM
13 1 (0.012%) Oracle RAC
13 1 (0.012%) Platform Symphony
Systems Management
1 249 (3.04%) Kubernetes
2 125 (1.52%) Ansible
3 122 (1.49%) Puppet
4 85 (1.04%) Terraform
5 79 (0.96%) Kibana
6 58 (0.71%) Grafana
7 54 (0.66%) Opscode Chef
8 37 (0.45%) Single Sign-On
9 23 (0.28%) Nessus
10 22 (0.27%) CA Single Sign-On
10 22 (0.27%) SCCM
11 21 (0.26%) HP Fortify
12 16 (0.20%) Salt
13 14 (0.17%) Nmap
13 14 (0.17%) Packer
14 12 (0.15%) Docker Swarm
14 12 (0.15%) HP ALM
15 11 (0.13%) HockeyApp
15 11 (0.13%) Nagios
15 11 (0.13%) Rancher
Vendors
1 1,796 (21.91%) Microsoft
2 601 (7.33%) Oracle
3 222 (2.71%) Google
4 133 (1.62%) Sitecore
5 129 (1.57%) Xamarin
6 84 (1.02%) SAP
7 79 (0.96%) Atlassian
8 61 (0.74%) TIBCO
9 47 (0.57%) Citrix
10 46 (0.56%) Apple
10 46 (0.56%) DevExpress
10 46 (0.56%) Telerik
11 45 (0.55%) VMware
12 43 (0.52%) IBM
13 42 (0.51%) Adobe
14 41 (0.50%) Bloomberg
14 41 (0.50%) Tableau
15 36 (0.44%) Sybase
16 34 (0.41%) webMethods
17 32 (0.39%) Reuters