Period
to 21 February 2020

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 February 2020 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 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 18 16 13
Rank change year-on-year -2 -3 +8
Contract jobs citing C# 5,009 8,130 8,030
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 7.32% 8.20% 7.90%
As % of the Programming Languages category 17.90% 18.73% 18.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,701 6,223 6,087
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £445
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +1.12% +11.25%
10th Percentile £325 £323 £310
90th Percentile £631 £638 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £413 £375
% change year-on-year +1.82% +10.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 58 89 95
UK median hourly rate £47.50 £43.50 £44.12
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.20% -1.39% +7.60%
10th Percentile £35.00 £21.08 £25.80
90th Percentile £55.00 £54.00 £48.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £46.00 £42.50 £43.00
% change year-on-year +8.24% -1.16% +5.52%

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 27,988 43,408 42,654
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 40.89% 43.80% 41.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 19,048 30,437 29,981
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £460
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.26% +8.24%
10th Percentile £325 £321 £310
90th Percentile £650 £650 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £430 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +1.18% +6.25% +3.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 591 711 787
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% -
10th Percentile £17.50 £17.00 £16.61
90th Percentile £55.00 £52.50 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.63 £42.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year -2.05% +6.25% -

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 February 2020.

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 February 2020.

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 February 2020. 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 -2 4,647 £450 -0.88% 3,931
UK excluding London -6 2,663 £420 +1.82% 3,238
London +1 2,270 £515 +3.00% 1,009
South East -7 747 £425 -2.86% 831
North of England -8 607 £400 +3.90% 854
South West -6 419 £433 +1.76% 358
Midlands +1 391 £413 +3.13% 576
North West -9 332 £400 - 485
West Midlands -2 234 £450 +7.46% 288
Scotland -9 221 £403 +7.33% 176
Yorkshire -4 214 £400 +6.67% 302
East of England +9 198 £425 +3.03% 305
East Midlands +11 156 £363 -4.61% 288
Wales -4 69 £425 +3.03% 85
North East -4 62 £413 -8.33% 67
Northern Ireland +4 14 £425 +21.43% 55
Channel Islands - 1 £425 - 2

For the 6 months to 21 February 2020, 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 3,572 (71.31%) .NET
2 1,984 (39.61%) Agile Software Development
3 1,847 (36.87%) Azure
4 1,728 (34.50%) JavaScript
5 1,697 (33.88%) SQL
6 1,592 (31.78%) SQL Server
7 1,133 (22.62%) Microsoft
8 1,112 (22.20%) AngularJS
9 1,100 (21.96%) ASP.NET
10 1,064 (21.24%) MVC
11 934 (18.65%) HTML
12 912 (18.21%) Finance
13 847 (16.91%) TDD
14 843 (16.83%) DevOps
15 837 (16.71%) CSS
16 810 (16.17%) Java
17 799 (15.95%) .NET Core
18 725 (14.47%) Test Automation
19 705 (14.07%) Microservices
20 684 (13.66%) React
20 684 (13.66%) .NET Framework
21 665 (13.28%) Scrum
22 635 (12.68%) Software Engineering
23 596 (11.90%) Python
24 582 (11.62%) Web Services
25 570 (11.38%) Git (software)
26 562 (11.22%) AWS
27 529 (10.56%) ASP.NET Web API
28 470 (9.38%) Continuous Integration
29 466 (9.30%) BDD

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
1 210 (4.19%) SharePoint
2 118 (2.36%) IIS
3 113 (2.26%) CMS
4 96 (1.92%) Umbraco
5 88 (1.76%) Confluence
6 76 (1.52%) BizTalk Server
7 54 (1.08%) Elasticsearch
8 34 (0.68%) Apache Spark
8 34 (0.68%) Sitecore CMS
9 28 (0.56%) nginx
9 28 (0.56%) SharePoint 2013
10 17 (0.34%) Apache
10 17 (0.34%) NServiceBus
10 17 (0.34%) SAS
11 16 (0.32%) JBoss
12 15 (0.30%) WebLogic
12 15 (0.30%) WebSphere
13 13 (0.26%) EPiServer
13 13 (0.26%) Mendix
13 13 (0.26%) Tomcat
Applications
1 86 (1.72%) Microsoft Excel
2 32 (0.64%) Microsoft Office
3 29 (0.58%) MS Visio
4 12 (0.24%) Microsoft Project
5 8 (0.16%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 7 (0.14%) Adobe XD
7 6 (0.12%) Adobe Illustrator
7 6 (0.12%) Chatbot
8 4 (0.080%) Photoshop
8 4 (0.080%) Spreadsheet
9 3 (0.060%) Simulink
10 2 (0.040%) InfoPath
10 2 (0.040%) Inkscape
11 1 (0.020%) Blender
11 1 (0.020%) EngageOne
11 1 (0.020%) Figma
11 1 (0.020%) MODO
11 1 (0.020%) Sketch
11 1 (0.020%) SOLIDWORKS
11 1 (0.020%) UXPin
Business Applications
1 210 (4.19%) Dynamics CRM
2 25 (0.50%) FINCAD Analytics
3 10 (0.20%) Dynamics AX
4 8 (0.16%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 7 (0.14%) ION MarketView
5 7 (0.14%) Sophis RISQUE
5 7 (0.14%) Visualfiles
6 6 (0.12%) NetSuite
6 6 (0.12%) Oracle EBS
6 6 (0.12%) Payment Gateway
7 5 (0.100%) Magento
8 4 (0.080%) Maximo
8 4 (0.080%) Orchestrade
8 4 (0.080%) R3 Corda
8 4 (0.080%) Shopify
9 3 (0.060%) Adobe Campaign
9 3 (0.060%) Dynamics GP
9 3 (0.060%) Dynamics NAV
9 3 (0.060%) Eikon
9 3 (0.060%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 1,847 (36.87%) Azure
2 562 (11.22%) AWS
3 248 (4.95%) Serverless
4 205 (4.09%) Power Platform
5 200 (3.99%) Dynamics 365
6 159 (3.17%) GCP
7 144 (2.87%) Azure Functions
7 144 (2.87%) PaaS
8 126 (2.52%) GitHub
9 106 (2.12%) SaaS
10 75 (1.50%) Azure Data Factory
11 72 (1.44%) Azure Active Directory
12 68 (1.36%) Office 365
13 59 (1.18%) IaaS
14 49 (0.98%) AWS Lambda
15 48 (0.96%) Cloud Computing
16 46 (0.92%) Amazon S3
17 35 (0.70%) npm
18 34 (0.68%) AWS Step Functions
19 31 (0.62%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 77 (1.54%) TCP/IP
2 47 (0.94%) HTTP
3 41 (0.82%) Ethernet
4 30 (0.60%) SSL
5 27 (0.54%) Internet
6 20 (0.40%) DNS
7 17 (0.34%) AMQP
8 15 (0.30%) Intranet
8 15 (0.30%) Network Security
9 14 (0.28%) Firewall
10 8 (0.16%) VPN
10 8 (0.16%) Wireshark
11 7 (0.14%) Kerberos
12 6 (0.12%) Bluetooth
12 6 (0.12%) DHCP
12 6 (0.12%) DMZ
12 6 (0.12%) Extranet
13 5 (0.100%) IPv6
13 5 (0.100%) SNMP
13 5 (0.100%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,592 (31.78%) SQL Server
2 289 (5.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 224 (4.47%) NoSQL
4 207 (4.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 181 (3.61%) Power BI
6 179 (3.57%) MongoDB
7 168 (3.35%) Azure SQL Database
7 168 (3.35%) Relational Database
8 150 (2.99%) MySQL
9 119 (2.38%) Data Warehouse
10 111 (2.22%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 103 (2.06%) Redis
12 102 (2.04%) Big Data
13 97 (1.94%) SQL Server 2012
14 89 (1.78%) Cosmos DB
14 89 (1.78%) Data Lake
15 86 (1.72%) PostgreSQL
16 68 (1.36%) SQL Server 2008
17 62 (1.24%) Amazon DynamoDB
18 55 (1.10%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 570 (11.38%) Git (software)
2 430 (8.58%) Visual Studio
3 355 (7.09%) Selenium
4 305 (6.09%) Team Foundation Server
5 245 (4.89%) TeamCity
6 241 (4.81%) JIRA
7 226 (4.51%) Jenkins
8 218 (4.35%) SpecFlow
9 183 (3.65%) Octopus Deploy
10 162 (3.23%) NUnit
11 158 (3.15%) Visual Studio Team System
12 136 (2.72%) Cucumber
13 107 (2.14%) Moq
14 85 (1.70%) WebDriver
15 71 (1.42%) Subversion
16 67 (1.34%) Postman
17 62 (1.24%) SoapUI
18 57 (1.14%) Eclipse
19 55 (1.10%) MSTest
20 54 (1.08%) JMeter
General
1 912 (18.21%) Finance
2 358 (7.15%) Front Office
3 258 (5.15%) Banking
4 227 (4.53%) Public Sector
5 105 (2.10%) Retail
6 98 (1.96%) Law
7 69 (1.38%) Investment Banking
8 68 (1.36%) Back Office
9 64 (1.28%) Marketing
10 49 (0.98%) Games
11 47 (0.94%) Aerospace
12 42 (0.84%) Telecoms
13 39 (0.78%) Military
14 34 (0.68%) Manufacturing
15 27 (0.54%) Publishing
16 23 (0.46%) Electronics
17 18 (0.36%) Financial Institution
18 14 (0.28%) Legal
19 13 (0.26%) Police
20 11 (0.22%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 3,426 (68.40%) Developer
2 1,473 (29.41%) .NET Developer
3 1,208 (24.12%) C# Developer
4 579 (11.56%) C# .NET Developer
5 341 (6.81%) Full Stack Developer
6 289 (5.77%) Senior Developer
7 274 (5.47%) Software Engineer
8 264 (5.27%) Software Developer
9 228 (4.55%) Azure Developer
10 212 (4.23%) Architect
11 198 (3.95%) Angular Developer
12 195 (3.89%) SQL Developer
13 155 (3.09%) Senior .NET Developer
14 147 (2.93%) React Developer
15 134 (2.68%) Analyst
16 133 (2.66%) ASP.NET Developer
17 125 (2.50%) DevOps Engineer
18 120 (2.40%) Tester
19 118 (2.36%) JavaScript Developer
20 115 (2.30%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3,572 (71.31%) .NET
2 1,112 (22.20%) AngularJS
3 1,100 (21.96%) ASP.NET
4 934 (18.65%) HTML
5 837 (16.71%) CSS
6 799 (15.95%) .NET Core
7 684 (13.66%) .NET Framework
7 684 (13.66%) React
8 582 (11.62%) Web Services
9 529 (10.56%) ASP.NET Web API
10 442 (8.82%) ASP.NET MVC
11 346 (6.91%) Entity Framework
12 336 (6.71%) jQuery
13 311 (6.21%) RESTful
14 308 (6.15%) REST
15 301 (6.01%) Node.js
16 292 (5.83%) XML
17 273 (5.45%) WCF
18 263 (5.25%) WPF
19 252 (5.03%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 381 (7.61%) Greenfield Project
2 320 (6.39%) Analytical Skills
3 155 (3.09%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 144 (2.87%) Fixed Income
5 143 (2.85%) Derivative
6 142 (2.83%) Enterprise Software
6 142 (2.83%) Hedge funds
7 128 (2.56%) User Experience
8 96 (1.92%) Mobile App
9 94 (1.88%) Equities
10 61 (1.22%) Self-Motivation
11 54 (1.08%) Data Structures
12 53 (1.06%) Algorithms
13 42 (0.84%) Blog
14 32 (0.64%) Cloud Native
15 31 (0.62%) Public Cloud
16 28 (0.56%) Virtual Team
17 24 (0.48%) Reference Data
17 24 (0.48%) W3C
18 22 (0.44%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 389 (7.77%) Windows
2 255 (5.09%) Linux
3 78 (1.56%) Android
4 62 (1.24%) Apple iOS
5 57 (1.14%) Windows Server
6 55 (1.10%) Unix
7 31 (0.62%) Windows Server 2012
8 16 (0.32%) CentOS
8 16 (0.32%) Windows 10
8 16 (0.32%) Windows Server 2008
9 14 (0.28%) Ubuntu
10 9 (0.18%) VMS
11 7 (0.14%) Windows 7
12 6 (0.12%) CoreOS
12 6 (0.12%) Mac OS
12 6 (0.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 4 (0.080%) Solaris
14 3 (0.060%) MVS
15 2 (0.040%) Mac OS X
15 2 (0.040%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,984 (39.61%) Agile Software Development
2 1,064 (21.24%) MVC
3 847 (16.91%) TDD
4 843 (16.83%) DevOps
5 725 (14.47%) Test Automation
6 705 (14.07%) Microservices
7 665 (13.28%) Scrum
8 635 (12.68%) Software Engineering
9 470 (9.38%) Continuous Integration
10 466 (9.30%) BDD
11 423 (8.44%) OO
12 346 (6.91%) Unit Testing
13 311 (6.21%) Problem-Solving
14 310 (6.19%) Web Development
15 284 (5.67%) CRM
16 240 (4.79%) Kanban
17 238 (4.75%) SDLC
18 209 (4.17%) SOLID
19 208 (4.15%) Migration
20 187 (3.73%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 1,728 (34.50%) JavaScript
2 1,697 (33.88%) SQL
3 810 (16.17%) Java
4 596 (11.90%) Python
5 374 (7.47%) C++
6 327 (6.53%) TypeScript
7 311 (6.21%) T-SQL
8 279 (5.57%) PowerShell
9 189 (3.77%) VB.NET
10 122 (2.44%) C
11 101 (2.02%) Ruby
12 98 (1.96%) VBA
13 80 (1.60%) VB
14 69 (1.38%) PHP
15 58 (1.16%) R
16 57 (1.14%) F#
17 55 (1.10%) PL/SQL
17 55 (1.10%) Scala
18 54 (1.08%) Go
19 38 (0.76%) Perl
Qualifications
1 323 (6.45%) Security Cleared
2 259 (5.17%) Degree
3 218 (4.35%) SC Cleared
4 76 (1.52%) Computer Science Degree
5 72 (1.44%) DV Cleared
6 49 (0.98%) Microsoft Certification
7 42 (0.84%) ISTQB
8 27 (0.54%) ISEB
9 24 (0.48%) Master's Degree
10 20 (0.40%) Numerate Degree
11 18 (0.36%) BPSS Clearance
12 16 (0.32%) DBS Check
13 12 (0.24%) PhD
14 10 (0.20%) MCSD
15 9 (0.18%) MCITP
16 8 (0.16%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
17 7 (0.14%) MCSE
18 5 (0.100%) MCP
19 4 (0.080%) HND
19 4 (0.080%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 242 (4.83%) QA
2 27 (0.54%) WCAG
3 22 (0.44%) Data Quality
4 14 (0.28%) MiFID
5 7 (0.14%) GDPR
6 5 (0.100%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 4 (0.080%) Disclosure Scotland
7 4 (0.080%) PMO
8 3 (0.060%) DO-254
8 3 (0.060%) HL7
8 3 (0.060%) NCSC
8 3 (0.060%) PSD2
9 2 (0.040%) GxP
9 2 (0.040%) IFRS
9 2 (0.040%) NIST
9 2 (0.040%) SLA
10 1 (0.020%) Basel III
10 1 (0.020%) Dodd-Frank
10 1 (0.020%) EMIR
10 1 (0.020%) IFRS 9
System Software
1 428 (8.54%) Docker
2 112 (2.24%) Active Directory
3 61 (1.22%) Virtual Machines
4 18 (0.36%) VMware Infrastructure
5 17 (0.34%) Hyper-V
6 5 (0.100%) VirtualBox
7 4 (0.080%) Firmware
7 4 (0.080%) vSphere
8 3 (0.060%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (0.060%) VMware Workstation
9 2 (0.040%) LXC
9 2 (0.040%) Oracle RAC
10 1 (0.020%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 308 (6.15%) Kubernetes
2 120 (2.40%) Ansible
3 99 (1.98%) Terraform
4 56 (1.12%) Puppet
5 46 (0.92%) Opscode Chef
6 32 (0.64%) MIIS
7 26 (0.52%) Grafana
8 22 (0.44%) Single Sign-On
9 18 (0.36%) Kibana
9 18 (0.36%) SCOM
10 12 (0.24%) HP ALM
11 9 (0.18%) Microsoft Clustering
12 8 (0.16%) SCCM
13 7 (0.14%) Kubeflow
14 6 (0.12%) Control-M
14 6 (0.12%) HAProxy
14 6 (0.12%) HP Quality Center
14 6 (0.12%) Prometheus
14 6 (0.12%) SCVMM
15 4 (0.080%) logstash
Vendors
1 1,133 (22.62%) Microsoft
2 293 (5.85%) Oracle
3 119 (2.38%) Google
4 94 (1.88%) Xamarin
5 82 (1.64%) Sitecore
6 51 (1.02%) Tableau
7 43 (0.86%) Salesforce.com
8 41 (0.82%) Databricks
9 39 (0.78%) Atlassian
9 39 (0.78%) Remedy
10 36 (0.72%) SAP
11 28 (0.56%) DevExpress
11 28 (0.56%) TIBCO
12 27 (0.54%) VMware
13 25 (0.50%) Sybase
14 23 (0.46%) Telerik
15 22 (0.44%) HP
16 21 (0.42%) IBM
17 20 (0.40%) Blue Prism
18 19 (0.38%) MuleSoft