Period
to 23 November 2017

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 23 November 2017 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
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 18 22 21
Rank change year-on-year +4 -1 -1
Contract jobs citing C# 7736 7474 8364
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 7.50% 7.10% 7.36%
As % of the Programming Languages category 17.90% 17.61% 19.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 5881 5375 6125
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £308 £285 £278
90th Percentile £638 £588 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +7.14% - +4.48%
Number of hourly rates quoted 115 129 183
UK median hourly rate £44.00 £40.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.00% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £25.00 £18.90 £28.75
90th Percentile £50.75 £47.83 £52.17
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.75 £40.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +6.88% - +6.67%

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 43210 42451 43594
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 41.91% 40.33% 38.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 30200 29151 29477
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £308 £283 £269
90th Percentile £638 £588 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year +6.67% +1.35% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 801 886 1045
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.45
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +0.13% +20.81%
10th Percentile £16.25 £14.44 £14.13
90th Percentile £52.50 £52.50 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £37.75 £37.50
% change year-on-year +5.96% +0.67% +19.05%

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 23 November 2017.

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 23 November 2017.

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 23 November 2017. 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 7258 £435 +8.75% 2174
London +9 3944 £500 +11.11% 732
UK excluding London -2 3709 £375 +7.14% 1541
South East -2 1094 £375 - 400
North of England -1 748 £350 - 415
Midlands -1 648 £375 +7.14% 259
South West +2 496 £363 +3.57% 167
North West +1 418 £366 +4.44% 207
West Midlands +3 347 £375 +7.14% 118
East of England -5 345 £363 -3.33% 197
East Midlands -5 294 £363 +3.57% 136
Scotland -1 274 £360 +10.77% 69
Yorkshire -11 262 £340 - 179
Wales +14 83 £358 -10.63% 27
North East +11 72 £375 +7.14% 29
Northern Ireland -28 52 £412 +7.08% 7
Isle of Man 0 1 £210 -53.33%

For the 6 months to 23 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing C# also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for C#.

1 5365 (69.35%) .NET
2 3341 (43.19%) Agile Software Development
3 2863 (37.01%) SQL Server
4 2777 (35.90%) SQL
5 2555 (33.03%) JavaScript
6 2446 (31.62%) MVC
7 2344 (30.30%) ASP.NET
8 1969 (25.45%) HTML
9 1736 (22.44%) TDD
10 1716 (22.18%) Microsoft
11 1677 (21.68%) AngularJS
12 1668 (21.56%) CSS
13 1653 (21.37%) Finance
14 1311 (16.95%) ASP.NET Web API
15 1226 (15.85%) ASP.NET MVC
16 1213 (15.68%) Java
17 1116 (14.43%) Scrum
18 1113 (14.39%) Microsoft Azure
19 1087 (14.05%) .NET Framework
20 949 (12.27%) Web Services
21 938 (12.13%) WCF
22 925 (11.96%) Test Automation
23 910 (11.76%) Banking
24 901 (11.65%) jQuery
25 899 (11.62%) Continuous Integration
26 858 (11.09%) BDD
27 843 (10.90%) Windows
28 802 (10.37%) WPF
29 791 (10.22%) Visual Studio
30 773 (9.99%) HTML5

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
1 335 (4.33%) SharePoint
2 309 (3.99%) CMS
3 232 (3.00%) IIS
4 209 (2.70%) Elasticsearch
5 135 (1.75%) Umbraco
6 126 (1.63%) Confluence
7 110 (1.42%) Sitecore CMS
8 107 (1.38%) NServiceBus
9 90 (1.16%) BizTalk Server
10 85 (1.10%) SharePoint 2013
11 62 (0.80%) SharePoint 2010
12 59 (0.76%) Tomcat
13 56 (0.72%) Apache Spark
14 54 (0.70%) EPiServer
15 51 (0.66%) Apache
16 40 (0.52%) Apache Solr
17 33 (0.43%) Kentico
18 26 (0.34%) JBoss
19 23 (0.30%) Oracle SOA Suite
20 21 (0.27%) OpenStack
Applications
1 262 (3.39%) Microsoft Excel
2 57 (0.74%) Microsoft Office
3 43 (0.56%) Spreadsheet
4 25 (0.32%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 17 (0.22%) InfoPath
6 15 (0.19%) MS Visio
7 13 (0.17%) Photoshop
8 12 (0.16%) Chatbot
9 7 (0.090%) Adobe Illustrator
9 7 (0.090%) SmartSuite
10 4 (0.052%) Simulink
11 3 (0.039%) Autodesk Inventor
11 3 (0.039%) Microsoft Project
11 3 (0.039%) MicroStation
11 3 (0.039%) SOLIDWORKS
12 2 (0.026%) Fireworks
12 2 (0.026%) SPSS
13 1 (0.013%) 3ds Max
13 1 (0.013%) Maya
13 1 (0.013%) Stata
Business Applications
1 284 (3.67%) Dynamics CRM
2 25 (0.32%) Dynamics AX
3 23 (0.30%) ION MarketView
4 19 (0.25%) Markit EDM
5 18 (0.23%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 13 (0.17%) Dynamics NAV
7 11 (0.14%) Endur
7 11 (0.14%) RMDS
7 11 (0.14%) SimCorp Dimension
8 9 (0.12%) Payment Gateway
9 7 (0.090%) SunGard GMI
10 6 (0.078%) SessionCam
10 6 (0.078%) Visualfiles
11 4 (0.052%) Oracle EBS
11 4 (0.052%) SDL Web 8
11 4 (0.052%) Summit
12 3 (0.039%) BondVision
12 3 (0.039%) MetaTrader
12 3 (0.039%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
12 3 (0.039%) SunGard Martini
Cloud Services
1 1113 (14.39%) Microsoft Azure
2 518 (6.70%) Amazon AWS
3 94 (1.22%) GitHub
4 87 (1.12%) Office 365
4 87 (1.12%) PaaS
5 71 (0.92%) Dynamics 365
6 69 (0.89%) IaaS
7 67 (0.87%) SaaS
8 58 (0.75%) npm
9 56 (0.72%) Serverless
10 50 (0.65%) Cloud Computing
11 29 (0.37%) AWS Lambda
11 29 (0.37%) Google Cloud Platform
12 27 (0.35%) Azure Active Directory
13 26 (0.34%) Google Analytics
14 25 (0.32%) Amazon EC2
15 17 (0.22%) Yarn
16 15 (0.19%) Firebase
17 10 (0.13%) Amazon S3
17 10 (0.13%) BrowserStack
Communications & Networking
1 107 (1.38%) HTTP
2 83 (1.07%) TCP/IP
3 63 (0.81%) Intranet
4 61 (0.79%) Internet
5 43 (0.56%) DNS
6 34 (0.44%) Firewall
7 32 (0.41%) Network Security
8 30 (0.39%) LDAP
9 28 (0.36%) SSL
10 27 (0.35%) SMS
11 19 (0.25%) CTI
11 19 (0.25%) SMTP
12 18 (0.23%) AMQP
13 17 (0.22%) Skype
14 14 (0.18%) Ethernet
15 13 (0.17%) FTP
16 10 (0.13%) Kerberos
17 8 (0.10%) Bluetooth
17 8 (0.10%) Wireshark
18 7 (0.090%) NFC
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2863 (37.01%) SQL Server
2 522 (6.75%) NoSQL
3 387 (5.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 367 (4.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 333 (4.30%) MongoDB
6 300 (3.88%) Relational Database
7 291 (3.76%) SQL Server 2008
8 280 (3.62%) SQL Server 2012
9 147 (1.90%) Data Warehouse
10 145 (1.87%) Oracle Database
11 140 (1.81%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 137 (1.77%) SQL Server 2014
13 135 (1.75%) SQL Server 2016
14 133 (1.72%) MySQL
15 127 (1.64%) Big Data
16 94 (1.22%) Power BI
17 93 (1.20%) Hadoop
18 85 (1.10%) RDBMS
19 80 (1.03%) SQL Server 2005
20 58 (0.75%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 791 (10.22%) Visual Studio
2 764 (9.88%) Git (software)
3 639 (8.26%) Team Foundation Server
4 468 (6.05%) Selenium
5 438 (5.66%) TeamCity
6 343 (4.43%) NUnit
7 341 (4.41%) JIRA
8 331 (4.28%) SpecFlow
9 323 (4.18%) Jenkins
10 280 (3.62%) Subversion
11 248 (3.21%) Octopus Deploy
12 198 (2.56%) Cucumber
13 158 (2.04%) WebDriver
14 125 (1.62%) Moq
15 110 (1.42%) Visual Studio Team System
16 108 (1.40%) JUnit
17 101 (1.31%) MSTest
18 93 (1.20%) Atlassian Bamboo
19 89 (1.15%) MSBuild
20 78 (1.01%) SoapUI
General
1 1653 (21.37%) Finance
2 910 (11.76%) Banking
3 747 (9.66%) Front Office
4 397 (5.13%) Investment Banking
5 226 (2.92%) Retail
6 147 (1.90%) Marketing
7 111 (1.43%) Advertising
8 109 (1.41%) Financial Institution
9 106 (1.37%) Manufacturing
10 100 (1.29%) Back Office
11 99 (1.28%) Law
12 96 (1.24%) Telecoms
13 91 (1.18%) Games
14 69 (0.89%) Electronics
15 66 (0.85%) Legal
16 40 (0.52%) Automotive
17 29 (0.37%) Publishing
18 20 (0.26%) Aerospace
19 18 (0.23%) Pharmaceutical
20 13 (0.17%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 6057 (78.30%) Developer
2 2830 (36.58%) C# Developer
3 2541 (32.85%) .NET Developer
4 1363 (17.62%) C# .NET Developer
5 665 (8.60%) Senior Developer
6 630 (8.14%) SQL Developer
7 573 (7.41%) Full Stack Developer
8 519 (6.71%) ASP.NET Developer
9 439 (5.67%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
10 432 (5.58%) C# ASP.NET Developer
11 413 (5.34%) Angular Developer
12 362 (4.68%) Analyst
13 330 (4.27%) JavaScript Developer
14 313 (4.05%) Senior C# Developer
15 311 (4.02%) Software Developer
16 305 (3.94%) WPF Developer
17 295 (3.81%) Senior .NET Developer
18 257 (3.32%) C# WPF Developer
19 246 (3.18%) Web Developer
20 238 (3.08%) Agile Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5365 (69.35%) .NET
2 2344 (30.30%) ASP.NET
3 1969 (25.45%) HTML
4 1677 (21.68%) AngularJS
5 1668 (21.56%) CSS
6 1311 (16.95%) ASP.NET Web API
7 1226 (15.85%) ASP.NET MVC
8 1087 (14.05%) .NET Framework
9 949 (12.27%) Web Services
10 938 (12.13%) WCF
11 901 (11.65%) jQuery
12 802 (10.37%) WPF
13 773 (9.99%) HTML5
14 639 (8.26%) REST
15 633 (8.18%) XML
16 622 (8.04%) Entity Framework
17 548 (7.08%) RESTful
18 475 (6.14%) Node.js
19 470 (6.08%) React
20 394 (5.09%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 574 (7.42%) Greenfield Project
2 433 (5.60%) Analytical Skills
3 373 (4.82%) Computer Science
3 373 (4.82%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 310 (4.01%) Fixed Income
5 308 (3.98%) Derivative
6 199 (2.57%) Mobile App
7 198 (2.56%) User Experience
8 174 (2.25%) Enterprise Software
9 156 (2.02%) Equities
10 149 (1.93%) Fintech
11 135 (1.75%) N-Tier
12 124 (1.60%) Algorithms
13 119 (1.54%) Market Risk
14 112 (1.45%) Hedge funds
15 103 (1.33%) Credit Risk
16 101 (1.31%) Data Structures
17 59 (0.76%) Client/Server
18 52 (0.67%) Public Cloud
19 40 (0.52%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 843 (10.90%) Windows
2 334 (4.32%) Linux
3 169 (2.18%) Unix
4 149 (1.93%) Android
5 127 (1.64%) Apple iOS
6 126 (1.63%) Windows Server
7 48 (0.62%) Windows Server 2012
8 38 (0.49%) Windows Server 2008
9 37 (0.48%) Windows 7
10 33 (0.43%) Windows 10
11 31 (0.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 18 (0.23%) Solaris
13 13 (0.17%) CentOS
14 12 (0.16%) Ubuntu
15 11 (0.14%) Windows Server 2003
16 10 (0.13%) Windows Mobile
17 5 (0.065%) Mac OS X
17 5 (0.065%) SUSE
18 4 (0.052%) AIX
18 4 (0.052%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3341 (43.19%) Agile Software Development
2 2446 (31.62%) MVC
3 1736 (22.44%) TDD
4 1116 (14.43%) Scrum
5 925 (11.96%) Test Automation
6 899 (11.62%) Continuous Integration
7 858 (11.09%) BDD
8 717 (9.27%) Web Development
9 697 (9.01%) OO
10 643 (8.31%) Software Engineering
11 627 (8.10%) Unit Testing
12 533 (6.89%) DevOps
13 507 (6.55%) SDLC
14 464 (6.00%) SOLID
15 426 (5.51%) E-Commerce
16 399 (5.16%) Microservices
17 369 (4.77%) Multithreading
18 357 (4.61%) MVVM
18 357 (4.61%) OOP
19 356 (4.60%) Front End Development
Programming Languages
1 2777 (35.90%) SQL
2 2555 (33.03%) JavaScript
3 1213 (15.68%) Java
4 737 (9.53%) C++
5 680 (8.79%) Python
6 653 (8.44%) T-SQL
7 360 (4.65%) PowerShell
7 360 (4.65%) VB.NET
8 323 (4.18%) TypeScript
9 214 (2.77%) VBA
10 199 (2.57%) VB
11 194 (2.51%) Ruby
12 154 (1.99%) PL/SQL
13 149 (1.93%) C
14 138 (1.78%) Scala
15 116 (1.50%) PHP
16 112 (1.45%) Perl
17 84 (1.09%) VBScript
18 81 (1.05%) Bash Shell
19 71 (0.92%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 503 (6.50%) Degree
2 204 (2.64%) Security Cleared
3 182 (2.35%) Computer Science Degree
4 123 (1.59%) SC Cleared
5 73 (0.94%) Microsoft Certification
6 51 (0.66%) ISTQB
7 44 (0.57%) Numerate Degree
8 37 (0.48%) ISEB
9 30 (0.39%) PhD
10 26 (0.34%) DV Cleared
11 23 (0.30%) MCSE
12 22 (0.28%) BPSS Clearance
13 19 (0.25%) Master's Degree
14 12 (0.16%) MCSD
15 10 (0.13%) MCP
16 7 (0.090%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
16 7 (0.090%) MCTS
16 7 (0.090%) PMP
17 5 (0.065%) MCSA
18 4 (0.052%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 370 (4.78%) QA
2 68 (0.88%) MiFID
3 27 (0.35%) Data Quality
4 26 (0.34%) HL7
5 20 (0.26%) SLA
6 16 (0.21%) EMIR
7 13 (0.17%) WCAG
8 11 (0.14%) Disclosure Scotland
9 10 (0.13%) PCI DSS
10 8 (0.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 7 (0.090%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 5 (0.065%) ISO 9001
12 5 (0.065%) UCITS
13 4 (0.052%) Basel III
13 4 (0.052%) MIL-STD-1553
13 4 (0.052%) MISRA
14 3 (0.039%) IEC 62304
14 3 (0.039%) IFRS
14 3 (0.039%) IFRS 9
14 3 (0.039%) PMO
System Software
1 249 (3.22%) Docker
2 156 (2.02%) Active Directory
3 28 (0.36%) Virtual Machines
4 20 (0.26%) VMware Infrastructure
5 9 (0.12%) vCloud
5 9 (0.12%) VMware ESXi
6 8 (0.10%) Apache Flume
6 8 (0.10%) Brightmail
7 6 (0.078%) HDFS
7 6 (0.078%) vSphere
8 5 (0.065%) Firmware
9 4 (0.052%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 4 (0.052%) Hyper-V
9 4 (0.052%) NFS
10 3 (0.039%) LXC
10 3 (0.039%) Microsoft App-V
10 3 (0.039%) UAG
10 3 (0.039%) VirtualBox
10 3 (0.039%) XenApp
10 3 (0.039%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 111 (1.43%) Ansible
2 104 (1.34%) Puppet
3 92 (1.19%) Opscode Chef
4 42 (0.54%) Kubernetes
5 23 (0.30%) HP Quality Center
6 19 (0.25%) Terraform
7 18 (0.23%) Kibana
8 16 (0.21%) Nagios
9 15 (0.19%) Rancher
9 15 (0.19%) SCCM
10 13 (0.17%) NetBackup
11 12 (0.16%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 12 (0.16%) ZABBIX
12 11 (0.14%) Control-M
13 10 (0.13%) Grafana
14 9 (0.12%) Hadoop YARN
15 8 (0.10%) SCOM
16 7 (0.090%) Netcool
16 7 (0.090%) Oozie
16 7 (0.090%) RSA Archer
Vendors
1 1716 (22.18%) Microsoft
2 636 (8.22%) Oracle
3 246 (3.18%) Sitecore
4 151 (1.95%) Xamarin
5 108 (1.40%) Google
6 85 (1.10%) Sybase
7 84 (1.09%) TIBCO
8 80 (1.03%) DevExpress
9 74 (0.96%) SAP
10 65 (0.84%) Salesforce.com
11 48 (0.62%) Apigee
11 48 (0.62%) Telerik
12 42 (0.54%) HP
13 38 (0.49%) Atlassian
14 37 (0.48%) Tableau
15 34 (0.44%) Bloomberg
15 34 (0.44%) Splunk
16 32 (0.41%) ION Trading
17 29 (0.37%) VMware
18 27 (0.35%) IBM