Period
to 27 January 2021

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 27 January 2021 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
27 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 38 18 15
Rank change year-on-year -20 -3 -1
Contract jobs citing C# 2,215 5,246 8,123
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 5.17% 7.33% 8.29%
As % of the Programming Languages category 12.48% 18.00% 18.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,011 4,078 6,400
Median daily rate £473 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% - +3.75%
10th Percentile £310 £325 £319
90th Percentile £675 £625 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £425 £400
% change year-on-year -4.71% +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 58 57 89
Median hourly rate £46.00 £47.50 £43.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.16% +9.20% -1.14%
10th Percentile £29.25 £37.50 £21.08
90th Percentile £58.71 £55.00 £53.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £46.00 £43.00
% change year-on-year -2.17% +6.98% +1.18%

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 17,744 29,142 43,431
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 41.42% 40.74% 44.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 12,376 20,410 30,883
Median daily rate £475 £475 £475
10th Percentile £313 £325 £320
90th Percentile £663 £650 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £430 £425
% change year-on-year -1.16% +1.18% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 428 535 658
Median hourly rate £42.50 £43.00 £42.22
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.16% +1.85% +5.55%
10th Percentile £14.93 £16.50 £16.68
90th Percentile £59.13 £55.00 £51.25
Median hourly rate £42.00 £42.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year -1.18% - +6.25%

C#
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for C# in the UK

C#
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing C#.

Daily rate trend for C# in the UK

C#
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing C# over the 6 months to 27 January 2021.

Daily rate histogram for C# in the UK

C#
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing C#.

Hourly rate trend for C# in the UK

C#
Hourly Rate Histogram

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing C# over the 6 months to 27 January 2021.

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 27 January 2021. 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 -17 1,883 £475 +5.56% 2,012
London -13 1,125 £550 +7.32% 543
UK excluding London -20 824 £405 -4.71% 1,671
Work from Home -30 529 £450 +5.88% 439
North of England -23 194 £375 -6.25% 515
South East -22 192 £450 +5.88% 345
Midlands -18 141 £373 -11.04% 304
North West -11 130 £380 -5.00% 307
Scotland -6 106 £425 - 125
West Midlands -15 94 £375 -16.67% 162
South West -26 91 £420 -1.64% 152
East of England +1 75 £438 +2.94% 147
Yorkshire -31 54 £375 -6.25% 165
East Midlands -19 42 £350 -6.67% 141
Wales -5 21 £418 +3.09% 51
North East -13 10 £375 -11.76% 43
Northern Ireland -7 4 £387 -10.00% 33

For the 6 months to 27 January 2021, 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 1,424 (64.29%) .NET
2 861 (38.87%) Azure
3 792 (35.76%) Agile Software Development
4 774 (34.94%) SQL
5 689 (31.11%) JavaScript
6 586 (26.46%) SQL Server
7 483 (21.81%) DevOps
8 459 (20.72%) .NET Core
9 428 (19.32%) Java
10 410 (18.51%) Microsoft
11 380 (17.16%) Python
12 370 (16.70%) Software Engineering
13 354 (15.98%) Microservices
14 349 (15.76%) ASP.NET
15 346 (15.62%) Finance
16 343 (15.49%) TDD
17 328 (14.81%) HTML
18 307 (13.86%) AngularJS
18 307 (13.86%) Test Automation
19 305 (13.77%) CSS
20 302 (13.63%) React
21 301 (13.59%) C++
22 297 (13.41%) Banking
23 273 (12.33%) Git (software)
24 271 (12.23%) AWS
25 269 (12.14%) .NET Framework
26 254 (11.47%) MVC
27 239 (10.79%) Front Office
28 231 (10.43%) PowerShell
28 231 (10.43%) Kubernetes

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 79 (3.57%) SharePoint
2 46 (2.08%) IIS
3 41 (1.85%) Apache Spark
4 36 (1.63%) Confluence
5 30 (1.35%) BizTalk Server
6 28 (1.26%) CMS
7 27 (1.22%) Apache
8 24 (1.08%) NServiceBus
9 22 (0.99%) Umbraco
10 18 (0.81%) Elasticsearch
11 13 (0.59%) SharePoint 2013
12 12 (0.54%) Mendix
13 8 (0.36%) DNN
13 8 (0.36%) EPiServer
13 8 (0.36%) SAS
14 6 (0.27%) JBoss
15 5 (0.23%) Kentico
15 5 (0.23%) nginx
15 5 (0.23%) SharePoint 2010
15 5 (0.23%) Tomcat
Applications
1 28 (1.26%) Microsoft Excel
2 19 (0.86%) Microsoft Office
3 9 (0.41%) MS Visio
4 7 (0.32%) Chatbot
4 7 (0.32%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 6 (0.27%) Maya
6 5 (0.23%) InfoPath
7 4 (0.18%) Spreadsheet
8 3 (0.14%) Photoshop
8 3 (0.14%) SPSS
9 2 (0.090%) 3ds Max
10 1 (0.045%) Adobe After Effects
10 1 (0.045%) Adobe Illustrator
10 1 (0.045%) Adobe Premiere
10 1 (0.045%) Adobe XD
10 1 (0.045%) Blender
10 1 (0.045%) CINEMA 4D
10 1 (0.045%) Final Cut Pro
10 1 (0.045%) Microsoft Project
10 1 (0.045%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 78 (3.52%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (0.41%) SunGard Martini
3 8 (0.36%) Dynamics NAV
3 8 (0.36%) Teamcenter
4 5 (0.23%) Dynamics AX
5 3 (0.14%) Markit EDM
5 3 (0.14%) Oracle Utilities
5 3 (0.14%) SAP ERP
6 2 (0.090%) Advent Geneva
6 2 (0.090%) Endur
6 2 (0.090%) OPENHousing
6 2 (0.090%) thinkFolio
7 1 (0.045%) BusinessWorks
7 1 (0.045%) Global One
7 1 (0.045%) OpenText MBPM
7 1 (0.045%) Sage 200
7 1 (0.045%) SAP CRM
7 1 (0.045%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 1 (0.045%) Summit
7 1 (0.045%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 861 (38.87%) Azure
2 271 (12.23%) AWS
3 156 (7.04%) Serverless
4 135 (6.09%) Power Platform
5 110 (4.97%) Azure Functions
6 103 (4.65%) Logic Apps
7 78 (3.52%) PaaS
8 76 (3.43%) PowerApps
9 68 (3.07%) Dynamics 365
9 68 (3.07%) GitHub
10 66 (2.98%) GCP
11 63 (2.84%) Power Automate
12 42 (1.90%) Cloud Computing
13 40 (1.81%) Office 365
14 39 (1.76%) IaaS
15 33 (1.49%) Azure Active Directory
16 32 (1.44%) AWS Lambda
16 32 (1.44%) Azure Data Factory
17 27 (1.22%) SaaS
18 16 (0.72%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 36 (1.63%) HTTP
2 35 (1.58%) TCP/IP
3 27 (1.22%) Firewall
4 19 (0.86%) Ethernet
5 18 (0.81%) SNMP
6 17 (0.77%) Internet
7 16 (0.72%) VLAN
8 14 (0.63%) Reverse Proxy
9 13 (0.59%) Intranet
9 13 (0.59%) RS-485
10 11 (0.50%) Modbus
11 10 (0.45%) Network Security
11 10 (0.45%) RS-422
12 9 (0.41%) WAN
13 8 (0.36%) DNS
13 8 (0.36%) SSL
14 6 (0.27%) ATM
14 6 (0.27%) Skype
15 5 (0.23%) DHCP
15 5 (0.23%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 586 (26.46%) SQL Server
2 122 (5.51%) Azure SQL Database
3 109 (4.92%) NoSQL
4 101 (4.56%) MongoDB
5 100 (4.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 82 (3.70%) Relational Database
7 69 (3.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 60 (2.71%) Power BI
9 51 (2.30%) MySQL
10 50 (2.26%) Cosmos DB
11 48 (2.17%) Data Warehouse
12 34 (1.53%) PostgreSQL
13 33 (1.49%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 32 (1.44%) OLTP
15 29 (1.31%) Data Lake
16 28 (1.26%) Oracle Database
16 28 (1.26%) Redis
17 26 (1.17%) Big Data
18 25 (1.13%) SQL Server 2008
19 24 (1.08%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 273 (12.33%) Git (software)
2 157 (7.09%) Visual Studio
3 141 (6.37%) Jenkins
4 134 (6.05%) Selenium
5 128 (5.78%) JIRA
6 85 (3.84%) SpecFlow
6 85 (3.84%) TeamCity
7 83 (3.75%) Visual Studio Team System
8 79 (3.57%) Team Foundation Server
9 54 (2.44%) Postman
10 49 (2.21%) Subversion
11 45 (2.03%) Cucumber
12 41 (1.85%) NUnit
12 41 (1.85%) Octopus Deploy
13 31 (1.40%) JMeter
14 28 (1.26%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 27 (1.22%) GitLab
16 25 (1.13%) NetBeans
17 24 (1.08%) SoapUI
17 24 (1.08%) WebDriver
General
1 346 (15.62%) Finance
2 297 (13.41%) Banking
3 239 (10.79%) Front Office
4 145 (6.55%) Investment Banking
5 102 (4.60%) Public Sector
6 44 (1.99%) Games
7 42 (1.90%) Law
8 40 (1.81%) Marketing
9 30 (1.35%) Retail
10 24 (1.08%) Aerospace
11 23 (1.04%) Back Office
11 23 (1.04%) Electronics
12 20 (0.90%) Telecoms
13 18 (0.81%) Military
14 17 (0.77%) Financial Institution
15 13 (0.59%) Advertising
15 13 (0.59%) Manufacturing
16 11 (0.50%) Retail Banking
17 9 (0.41%) Legal
18 8 (0.36%) Billing
Job Titles
1 1,354 (61.13%) Developer
2 524 (23.66%) .NET Developer
3 446 (20.14%) C# Developer
4 199 (8.98%) C# .NET Developer
5 196 (8.85%) Software Engineer
6 144 (6.50%) Full Stack Developer
7 124 (5.60%) Senior Developer
8 119 (5.37%) Software Developer
9 106 (4.79%) Azure Developer
10 94 (4.24%) SQL Developer
11 76 (3.43%) Azure Engineer
12 75 (3.39%) DevOps Engineer
13 72 (3.25%) C# Software Engineer
14 71 (3.21%) Architect
15 62 (2.80%) React Developer
16 61 (2.75%) Angular Developer
17 56 (2.53%) Analyst
18 49 (2.21%) Test Engineer
19 46 (2.08%) .NET Software Engineer
19 46 (2.08%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,424 (64.29%) .NET
2 459 (20.72%) .NET Core
3 349 (15.76%) ASP.NET
4 328 (14.81%) HTML
5 307 (13.86%) AngularJS
6 305 (13.77%) CSS
7 302 (13.63%) React
8 269 (12.14%) .NET Framework
9 220 (9.93%) Web Services
10 200 (9.03%) ASP.NET Web API
11 199 (8.98%) REST
12 153 (6.91%) RESTful
13 123 (5.55%) Entity Framework
14 116 (5.24%) HTML5
15 112 (5.06%) jQuery
16 110 (4.97%) XML
17 102 (4.60%) Node.js
18 98 (4.42%) WPF
19 95 (4.29%) JSON
20 86 (3.88%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 141 (6.37%) Greenfield Project
2 104 (4.70%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 96 (4.33%) Analytical Skills
4 83 (3.75%) Derivative
5 68 (3.07%) User Experience
6 64 (2.89%) Fixed Income
7 51 (2.30%) Equities
8 44 (1.99%) Mobile App
9 43 (1.94%) Self-Motivation
10 41 (1.85%) Enterprise Software
11 40 (1.81%) Cloud Native
12 37 (1.67%) Algorithms
13 36 (1.63%) Data Structures
14 34 (1.53%) Hedge funds
15 28 (1.26%) N-Tier
16 25 (1.13%) Management Information System
17 22 (0.99%) NHS
18 19 (0.86%) Data Centre
19 17 (0.77%) Hybrid Cloud
19 17 (0.77%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 223 (10.07%) Windows
2 151 (6.82%) Linux
3 53 (2.39%) Android
4 46 (2.08%) Apple iOS
5 39 (1.76%) Windows Server
6 25 (1.13%) Windows Server 2016
7 23 (1.04%) Unix
8 22 (0.99%) Windows 10
9 17 (0.77%) CentOS
9 17 (0.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 16 (0.72%) Windows Server 2012
11 6 (0.27%) Embedded Linux
12 4 (0.18%) Ubuntu
13 3 (0.14%) AIX
13 3 (0.14%) Windows Mobile
14 2 (0.090%) Solaris
14 2 (0.090%) VMS
15 1 (0.045%) Mac OS X
15 1 (0.045%) VxWorks
15 1 (0.045%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 792 (35.76%) Agile Software Development
2 483 (21.81%) DevOps
3 370 (16.70%) Software Engineering
4 354 (15.98%) Microservices
5 343 (15.49%) TDD
6 307 (13.86%) Test Automation
7 254 (11.47%) MVC
8 199 (8.98%) Scrum
9 193 (8.71%) BDD
10 168 (7.58%) Continuous Integration
11 144 (6.50%) Problem-Solving
12 129 (5.82%) OO
13 127 (5.73%) Migration
14 121 (5.46%) Unit Testing
15 118 (5.33%) SDLC
16 104 (4.70%) Web Development
17 102 (4.60%) Analytics
18 98 (4.42%) Multithreading
19 96 (4.33%) Business Intelligence
20 92 (4.15%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 774 (34.94%) SQL
2 689 (31.11%) JavaScript
3 428 (19.32%) Java
4 380 (17.16%) Python
5 301 (13.59%) C++
6 231 (10.43%) PowerShell
7 142 (6.41%) TypeScript
8 131 (5.91%) T-SQL
9 78 (3.52%) Go
10 73 (3.30%) PL/SQL
11 70 (3.16%) Kotlin
12 67 (3.02%) C
12 67 (3.02%) Scala
13 64 (2.89%) Bash Shell
14 59 (2.66%) VB.NET
15 50 (2.26%) VB
16 41 (1.85%) PHP
17 28 (1.26%) VBA
18 24 (1.08%) Perl
19 23 (1.04%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 177 (7.99%) Security Cleared
2 138 (6.23%) SC Cleared
3 122 (5.51%) Degree
4 43 (1.94%) Computer Science Degree
5 20 (0.90%) DV Cleared
6 17 (0.77%) ISTQB
7 16 (0.72%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 14 (0.63%) Master's Degree
9 11 (0.50%) ISEB
10 10 (0.45%) BPSS Clearance
11 7 (0.32%) CompTIA Security+
11 7 (0.32%) GCFA
12 5 (0.23%) Microsoft Certification
12 5 (0.23%) PhD
13 4 (0.18%) AWS Certification
13 4 (0.18%) BC Cleared
14 3 (0.14%) Cisco Certification
14 3 (0.14%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
15 2 (0.090%) CCNA
15 2 (0.090%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 107 (4.83%) QA
2 16 (0.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 14 (0.63%) Data Quality
3 14 (0.63%) NIST
4 7 (0.32%) NCSC
5 6 (0.27%) SLA
6 4 (0.18%) GDPR
6 4 (0.18%) PCI DSS
7 3 (0.14%) Disclosure Scotland
7 3 (0.14%) WCAG
8 2 (0.090%) Cyber Essentials
8 2 (0.090%) Dodd-Frank
8 2 (0.090%) SEPA
9 1 (0.045%) EMIR
9 1 (0.045%) Government Security Classifications
9 1 (0.045%) MISRA
9 1 (0.045%) MISRA C
9 1 (0.045%) PMO
9 1 (0.045%) TARGET2
9 1 (0.045%) WAI
System Software
1 217 (9.80%) Docker
2 58 (2.62%) Active Directory
3 17 (0.77%) VMware Infrastructure
4 16 (0.72%) Virtual Machines
5 14 (0.63%) vSphere
6 5 (0.23%) Firmware
6 5 (0.23%) VMware NSX
7 3 (0.14%) Hyper-V
8 1 (0.045%) LXC
8 1 (0.045%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 231 (10.43%) Kubernetes
2 176 (7.95%) Terraform
3 73 (3.30%) Ansible
4 37 (1.67%) Opscode Chef
5 31 (1.40%) Puppet
6 19 (0.86%) Grafana
7 16 (0.72%) HP ALM
7 16 (0.72%) Prometheus
8 15 (0.68%) ZABBIX
9 14 (0.63%) Packer
10 11 (0.50%) HP Fortify
11 6 (0.27%) PowerCLI
12 5 (0.23%) Foglight
12 5 (0.23%) Kibana
12 5 (0.23%) SCOM
12 5 (0.23%) SCVMM
12 5 (0.23%) Single Sign-On
13 4 (0.18%) Control-M
13 4 (0.18%) Istio
14 2 (0.090%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
Vendors
1 410 (18.51%) Microsoft
2 156 (7.04%) Oracle
3 43 (1.94%) Google
4 38 (1.72%) Xamarin
5 32 (1.44%) Atlassian
6 29 (1.31%) SAP
6 29 (1.31%) VMware
7 27 (1.22%) Databricks
8 24 (1.08%) Bloomberg
9 21 (0.95%) MuleSoft
9 21 (0.95%) Splunk
10 20 (0.90%) Salesforce.com
10 20 (0.90%) Sitecore
11 18 (0.81%) Dell
11 18 (0.81%) IBM
12 17 (0.77%) HP
12 17 (0.77%) ServiceNow
13 15 (0.68%) EMC
14 14 (0.63%) New Relic
15 13 (0.59%) Micro Focus