Period
to 23 September 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 23 September 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
23 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 18 11 18
Rank change year-on-year -7 +7 +7
Contract jobs citing C# 6,776 8,810 7,260
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 7.71% 8.71% 7.41%
As % of the Programming Languages category 18.27% 19.60% 17.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,084 6,602 5,380
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £300
90th Percentile £625 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £388 £363
% change year-on-year +6.45% +6.90% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 96 107 133
UK median hourly rate £44.75 £42.50 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.29% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £35.00 £23.35 £25.00
90th Percentile £57.50 £54.25 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £42.25 £42.50
% change year-on-year +6.51% -0.59% +6.25%

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 37,079 44,952 41,018
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 42.16% 44.45% 41.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 25,656 31,604 28,307
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £320 £313 £306
90th Percentile £650 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £415 £400
% change year-on-year +2.41% +3.75% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 675 710 769
UK median hourly rate £44.00 £41.53 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.95% +3.83% +6.67%
10th Percentile £20.26 £16.25 £15.79
90th Percentile £55.80 £52.50 £53.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.50 £42.00 £40.25
% change year-on-year +3.57% +4.35% +7.33%

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 September 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 23 September 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for C# in the UK

C#
Top 16 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 September 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 6,303 £450 - 3,808
UK excluding London -7 3,738 £413 +6.45% 3,116
London -4 2,941 £500 -4.76% 994
South East +3 1,202 £438 +6.06% 763
North of England -6 751 £375 - 782
Midlands +1 590 £400 +3.23% 551
South West -6 525 £416 +7.77% 413
North West -6 387 £375 - 429
West Midlands 0 362 £425 +6.25% 293
Yorkshire -11 284 £375 - 302
East of England +6 281 £425 +6.25% 306
Scotland 0 280 £425 +9.68% 184
East Midlands 0 212 £375 - 254
Wales +1 93 £408 +1.88% 80
North East +11 81 £400 +14.29% 51
Northern Ireland -15 21 £375 -12.99% 39

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 4,760 (70.25%) .NET
2 2,930 (43.24%) Agile Software Development
3 2,447 (36.11%) JavaScript
4 2,341 (34.55%) Azure
5 2,267 (33.46%) SQL
6 2,111 (31.15%) SQL Server
7 1,586 (23.41%) MVC
8 1,584 (23.38%) ASP.NET
9 1,534 (22.64%) Microsoft
10 1,531 (22.59%) AngularJS
11 1,372 (20.25%) TDD
12 1,332 (19.66%) HTML
13 1,329 (19.61%) Finance
14 1,304 (19.24%) CSS
15 1,105 (16.31%) .NET Framework
16 1,076 (15.88%) .NET Core
17 1,009 (14.89%) ASP.NET Web API
18 983 (14.51%) DevOps
19 980 (14.46%) Test Automation
20 962 (14.20%) Java
21 914 (13.49%) Scrum
22 872 (12.87%) Git (software)
23 831 (12.26%) Web Services
24 829 (12.23%) React
25 792 (11.69%) Software Engineering
26 769 (11.35%) Microservices
27 710 (10.48%) Continuous Integration
28 692 (10.21%) Visual Studio
29 688 (10.15%) ASP.NET MVC
30 675 (9.96%) Python

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
1 295 (4.35%) SharePoint
2 155 (2.29%) IIS
3 137 (2.02%) Confluence
4 130 (1.92%) Umbraco
5 90 (1.33%) CMS
6 72 (1.06%) BizTalk Server
7 62 (0.91%) Elasticsearch
8 58 (0.86%) SharePoint 2013
9 48 (0.71%) Apache
10 46 (0.68%) Apache Spark
11 37 (0.55%) nginx
12 33 (0.49%) EPiServer
13 30 (0.44%) SharePoint 2010
14 28 (0.41%) Sitecore CMS
15 25 (0.37%) NServiceBus
16 24 (0.35%) JBoss
17 21 (0.31%) Tomcat
18 19 (0.28%) WebSphere
19 15 (0.22%) WebLogic
20 14 (0.21%) Kentico
Applications
1 127 (1.87%) Microsoft Excel
2 49 (0.72%) Microsoft Office
3 21 (0.31%) MS Visio
4 17 (0.25%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 7 (0.10%) Chatbot
5 7 (0.10%) Microsoft Project
6 6 (0.089%) Spreadsheet
7 4 (0.059%) InfoPath
7 4 (0.059%) Photoshop
8 3 (0.044%) Adobe Illustrator
9 2 (0.030%) AutoCAD
9 2 (0.030%) Inkscape
10 1 (0.015%) Adobe XD
10 1 (0.015%) FileZilla
10 1 (0.015%) Fireworks
10 1 (0.015%) Notepad++
10 1 (0.015%) Sketch
10 1 (0.015%) UXPin
Business Applications
1 338 (4.99%) Dynamics CRM
2 20 (0.30%) Endur
3 18 (0.27%) Dynamics AX
4 16 (0.24%) ION MarketView
4 16 (0.24%) Visualfiles
5 14 (0.21%) Dynamics NAV
6 7 (0.10%) SDL Web 8
7 6 (0.089%) FINCAD Analytics
7 6 (0.089%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 5 (0.074%) Magento
8 5 (0.074%) Oracle EBS
9 4 (0.059%) Eikon
9 4 (0.059%) NetSuite
9 4 (0.059%) Oracle ERP
9 4 (0.059%) Payment Gateway
9 4 (0.059%) Revive Adserver
10 3 (0.044%) Markit EDM
10 3 (0.044%) Unit4 Business World
11 2 (0.030%) Dynamics GP
11 2 (0.030%) SimCorp Dimension
Cloud Services
1 2,341 (34.55%) Azure
2 591 (8.72%) AWS
3 306 (4.52%) Power Platform
4 295 (4.35%) Serverless
5 269 (3.97%) Dynamics 365
6 201 (2.97%) GitHub
7 168 (2.48%) Azure Functions
8 150 (2.21%) PaaS
9 106 (1.56%) Azure Active Directory
10 103 (1.52%) Azure Data Factory
11 102 (1.51%) SaaS
12 99 (1.46%) npm
12 99 (1.46%) Office 365
13 92 (1.36%) GCP
14 59 (0.87%) AWS Lambda
15 58 (0.86%) IaaS
16 52 (0.77%) Amazon S3
17 50 (0.74%) Cloud Computing
18 46 (0.68%) OpenShift
19 37 (0.55%) Microsoft Flow
Communications & Networking
1 95 (1.40%) TCP/IP
2 51 (0.75%) HTTP
3 46 (0.68%) Ethernet
4 37 (0.55%) Internet
5 22 (0.32%) SSL
6 19 (0.28%) Intranet
7 18 (0.27%) AMQP
8 17 (0.25%) Firewall
8 17 (0.25%) Network Security
9 13 (0.19%) DNS
10 12 (0.18%) Skype
10 12 (0.18%) TETRA
11 11 (0.16%) FTP
12 10 (0.15%) Modbus
13 9 (0.13%) SNMP
13 9 (0.13%) VPN
14 7 (0.10%) DHCP
14 7 (0.10%) SSH
15 6 (0.089%) SAN
15 6 (0.089%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2,111 (31.15%) SQL Server
2 427 (6.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 308 (4.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 294 (4.34%) NoSQL
5 271 (4.00%) Power BI
6 269 (3.97%) Relational Database
7 253 (3.73%) Data Warehouse
8 226 (3.34%) Azure SQL Database
9 205 (3.03%) Cosmos DB
10 185 (2.73%) MongoDB
11 145 (2.14%) Big Data
12 132 (1.95%) MySQL
13 125 (1.84%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 122 (1.80%) Data Lake
15 117 (1.73%) SQL Server 2012
16 109 (1.61%) Redis
17 87 (1.28%) PostgreSQL
18 85 (1.25%) SQL Server 2008
19 78 (1.15%) SQL Server 2016
20 77 (1.14%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 872 (12.87%) Git (software)
2 692 (10.21%) Visual Studio
3 491 (7.25%) Selenium
4 413 (6.10%) Team Foundation Server
5 341 (5.03%) TeamCity
6 334 (4.93%) Visual Studio Team System
7 316 (4.66%) Jenkins
8 312 (4.60%) JIRA
9 292 (4.31%) SpecFlow
10 217 (3.20%) NUnit
11 199 (2.94%) Octopus Deploy
12 151 (2.23%) Cucumber
13 139 (2.05%) WebDriver
14 100 (1.48%) Jasmine
15 99 (1.46%) MSTest
16 92 (1.36%) Bitbucket
17 87 (1.28%) gulp
18 77 (1.14%) webpack
19 76 (1.12%) JMeter
20 74 (1.09%) Moq
General
1 1,329 (19.61%) Finance
2 423 (6.24%) Banking
3 407 (6.01%) Front Office
4 249 (3.67%) Public Sector
5 145 (2.14%) Retail
6 134 (1.98%) Law
7 103 (1.52%) Investment Banking
8 95 (1.40%) Back Office
9 93 (1.37%) Telecoms
10 86 (1.27%) Marketing
11 74 (1.09%) Games
12 73 (1.08%) Financial Institution
13 59 (0.87%) Manufacturing
14 58 (0.86%) Military
15 55 (0.81%) Aerospace
16 38 (0.56%) Legal
17 33 (0.49%) Electronics
18 29 (0.43%) Publishing
19 20 (0.30%) Pharmaceutical
20 19 (0.28%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 4,729 (69.79%) Developer
2 1,967 (29.03%) .NET Developer
3 1,666 (24.59%) C# Developer
4 824 (12.16%) C# .NET Developer
5 560 (8.26%) Full Stack Developer
6 456 (6.73%) Senior Developer
7 412 (6.08%) Software Developer
8 386 (5.70%) Software Engineer
9 347 (5.12%) SQL Developer
10 338 (4.99%) Angular Developer
11 283 (4.18%) Azure Developer
12 241 (3.56%) React Developer
13 211 (3.11%) Architect
14 205 (3.03%) Analyst
15 202 (2.98%) Senior .NET Developer
16 189 (2.79%) Tester
17 186 (2.74%) DevOps Engineer
18 165 (2.44%) ASP.NET Developer
19 161 (2.38%) Lead Developer
20 150 (2.21%) JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4,760 (70.25%) .NET
2 1,584 (23.38%) ASP.NET
3 1,531 (22.59%) AngularJS
4 1,332 (19.66%) HTML
5 1,304 (19.24%) CSS
6 1,105 (16.31%) .NET Framework
7 1,076 (15.88%) .NET Core
8 1,009 (14.89%) ASP.NET Web API
9 831 (12.26%) Web Services
10 829 (12.23%) React
11 688 (10.15%) ASP.NET MVC
12 526 (7.76%) REST
13 513 (7.57%) Entity Framework
13 513 (7.57%) jQuery
14 491 (7.25%) Node.js
15 428 (6.32%) RESTful
16 420 (6.20%) XML
17 382 (5.64%) HTML5
18 374 (5.52%) JSON
19 364 (5.37%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 554 (8.18%) Greenfield Project
2 279 (4.12%) Analytical Skills
3 235 (3.47%) Enterprise Software
4 209 (3.08%) Derivative
5 200 (2.95%) User Experience
6 159 (2.35%) Hedge funds
7 155 (2.29%) Fixed Income
8 113 (1.67%) Mobile App
9 112 (1.65%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 110 (1.62%) Self-Motivation
11 85 (1.25%) Equities
12 53 (0.78%) Algorithms
13 49 (0.72%) Cloud Native
14 44 (0.65%) Digital Media
15 43 (0.63%) Management Information System
16 42 (0.62%) Data Structures
17 33 (0.49%) N-Tier
17 33 (0.49%) Robotics
18 32 (0.47%) Market Risk
19 29 (0.43%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 591 (8.72%) Windows
2 303 (4.47%) Linux
3 100 (1.48%) Android
4 81 (1.20%) Unix
5 77 (1.14%) Windows Server
6 76 (1.12%) Apple iOS
7 25 (0.37%) Windows Server 2012
8 23 (0.34%) Ubuntu
9 20 (0.30%) CentOS
9 20 (0.30%) Windows 10
10 16 (0.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 16 (0.24%) Windows Server 2008
11 15 (0.22%) VMS
11 15 (0.22%) Windows 7
12 11 (0.16%) Windows 8
13 10 (0.15%) CoreOS
14 5 (0.074%) Mac OS X
14 5 (0.074%) Windows Mobile
15 2 (0.030%) Debian
15 2 (0.030%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,930 (43.24%) Agile Software Development
2 1,586 (23.41%) MVC
3 1,372 (20.25%) TDD
4 983 (14.51%) DevOps
5 980 (14.46%) Test Automation
6 914 (13.49%) Scrum
7 792 (11.69%) Software Engineering
8 769 (11.35%) Microservices
9 710 (10.48%) Continuous Integration
10 662 (9.77%) BDD
11 529 (7.81%) Unit Testing
12 520 (7.67%) OO
13 421 (6.21%) CRM
14 419 (6.18%) SOLID
15 405 (5.98%) SDLC
16 383 (5.65%) Problem-Solving
17 378 (5.58%) Web Development
18 320 (4.72%) Front End Development
19 302 (4.46%) Kanban
20 297 (4.38%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 2,447 (36.11%) JavaScript
2 2,267 (33.46%) SQL
3 962 (14.20%) Java
4 675 (9.96%) Python
5 564 (8.32%) TypeScript
6 552 (8.15%) C++
7 456 (6.73%) T-SQL
8 440 (6.49%) PowerShell
9 294 (4.34%) VB.NET
10 161 (2.38%) VB
11 152 (2.24%) C
12 131 (1.93%) VBA
13 121 (1.79%) Ruby
14 106 (1.56%) PL/SQL
15 85 (1.25%) PHP
16 82 (1.21%) R
17 73 (1.08%) ES6
18 71 (1.05%) Scala
19 55 (0.81%) Bash Shell
20 49 (0.72%) Go
Qualifications
1 391 (5.77%) Security Cleared
2 337 (4.97%) Degree
3 275 (4.06%) SC Cleared
4 89 (1.31%) Computer Science Degree
5 68 (1.00%) DV Cleared
6 53 (0.78%) ISTQB
7 34 (0.50%) ISEB
8 31 (0.46%) BPSS Clearance
9 26 (0.38%) Microsoft Certification
10 20 (0.30%) DBS Check
11 17 (0.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 17 (0.25%) Master's Degree
11 17 (0.25%) PhD
12 14 (0.21%) Numerate Degree
13 8 (0.12%) BC Cleared
13 8 (0.12%) CISSP
13 8 (0.12%) SANS
14 7 (0.10%) CTC Cleared
15 6 (0.089%) CFA
15 6 (0.089%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 320 (4.72%) QA
2 36 (0.53%) Data Quality
3 17 (0.25%) MiFID
4 14 (0.21%) SLA
5 11 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 9 (0.13%) PMO
7 6 (0.089%) ISO 9001
7 6 (0.089%) PSD2
8 5 (0.074%) IEC 61508
8 5 (0.074%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 4 (0.059%) GDPR
9 4 (0.059%) HL7
9 4 (0.059%) ISO 14001
9 4 (0.059%) PCI DSS
9 4 (0.059%) WCAG
10 3 (0.044%) Dublin Core
10 3 (0.044%) NCSC
11 2 (0.030%) Disclosure Scotland
11 2 (0.030%) IFRS
12 1 (0.015%) Government Security Classifications
System Software
1 494 (7.29%) Docker
2 154 (2.27%) Active Directory
3 54 (0.80%) Virtual Machines
4 22 (0.32%) VMware Infrastructure
5 15 (0.22%) Hyper-V
6 10 (0.15%) LXC
7 6 (0.089%) HDFS
8 5 (0.074%) Firmware
9 4 (0.059%) Microsoft App-V
9 4 (0.059%) XenApp
10 3 (0.044%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 2 (0.030%) VMware Workstation
12 1 (0.015%) Terminal Server
12 1 (0.015%) Varnish
12 1 (0.015%) VirtualBox
12 1 (0.015%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 301 (4.44%) Kubernetes
2 128 (1.89%) Ansible
3 81 (1.20%) Terraform
4 47 (0.69%) Puppet
5 42 (0.62%) Opscode Chef
6 30 (0.44%) Grafana
6 30 (0.44%) Single Sign-On
7 27 (0.40%) Kibana
8 23 (0.34%) MIIS
9 20 (0.30%) WSUS
10 18 (0.27%) SCCM
11 17 (0.25%) Nessus
11 17 (0.25%) Nmap
12 16 (0.24%) Microsoft Intune
13 15 (0.22%) Red Hat Satellite
14 12 (0.18%) Forefront Identity Manager
14 12 (0.18%) SCOM
15 9 (0.13%) logstash
16 8 (0.12%) Nagios
16 8 (0.12%) Packer
Vendors
1 1,534 (22.64%) Microsoft
2 374 (5.52%) Oracle
3 127 (1.87%) Xamarin
4 74 (1.09%) Sitecore
5 72 (1.06%) Atlassian
6 71 (1.05%) Databricks
7 69 (1.02%) Google
8 66 (0.97%) Bloomberg
9 65 (0.96%) Tableau
10 56 (0.83%) Salesforce.com
11 55 (0.81%) Reuters
12 45 (0.66%) TIBCO
13 44 (0.65%) Telerik
14 40 (0.59%) UiPath
15 38 (0.56%) SAP
16 36 (0.53%) MuleSoft
17 33 (0.49%) HP
18 32 (0.47%) Blue Prism
19 28 (0.41%) VMware
20 25 (0.37%) Citrix