Period
to 20 November 2018

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 20 November 2018 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
20 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 13 18 22
Rank change year-on-year +5 +4 -1
Contract jobs citing C# 8,951 7,649 7,360
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 8.60% 7.48% 7.08%
As % of the Programming Languages category 19.25% 17.80% 17.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,834 5,811 5,298
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £313 £308 £281
90th Percentile £638 £638 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 95 117 129
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £44.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.41% +10.00% -0.94%
10th Percentile £20.85 £25.00 £18.90
90th Percentile £55.60 £51.75 £47.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.75 £40.00
% change year-on-year -0.58% +6.88% -

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 46,493 42,960 41,920
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 44.69% 42.00% 40.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 32,731 30,022 28,803
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £316 £308 £281
90th Percentile £640 £638 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +2.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 680 801 874
UK median hourly rate £41.53 £40.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.83% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £16.25 £16.13 £14.37
90th Percentile £52.50 £52.50 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +5.00% +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 20 November 2018.

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 20 November 2018.

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 20 November 2018. 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 +4 8,301 £450 +5.88% 4,579
UK excluding London +11 4,735 £400 +6.67% 3,571
London -1 4,086 £525 +5.00% 1,299
South East +16 1,460 £420 +12.00% 839
North of England +13 1,133 £375 +7.14% 967
Midlands +2 677 £400 +6.67% 655
South West +1 618 £400 +9.97% 441
North West +10 604 £375 +2.59% 462
Yorkshire +16 436 £375 +10.29% 394
West Midlands +2 431 £413 +10.00% 382
Scotland +3 365 £375 +3.45% 183
East of England -3 314 £400 +10.34% 381
East Midlands +3 241 £375 +3.45% 271
Wales +7 143 £388 +9.15% 73
North East +2 93 £390 +5.41% 111
Northern Ireland +19 30 £433 +4.85% 35
Isle of Man +2 5 £348 +65.48%

For the 6 months to 20 November 2018, 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 6,428 (71.81%) .NET
2 3,972 (44.37%) Agile Software Development
3 3,300 (36.87%) SQL
4 3,017 (33.71%) SQL Server
5 2,970 (33.18%) JavaScript
6 2,654 (29.65%) ASP.NET
7 2,474 (27.64%) MVC
8 2,198 (24.56%) Microsoft Azure
9 2,000 (22.34%) Microsoft
10 1,923 (21.48%) HTML
11 1,898 (21.20%) AngularJS
12 1,816 (20.29%) TDD
13 1,760 (19.66%) Finance
14 1,669 (18.65%) CSS
15 1,553 (17.35%) .NET Framework
16 1,548 (17.29%) ASP.NET Web API
17 1,389 (15.52%) Test Automation
18 1,256 (14.03%) Scrum
19 1,195 (13.35%) Java
20 1,190 (13.29%) ASP.NET MVC
21 1,056 (11.80%) Continuous Integration
22 1,006 (11.24%) Git (software)
23 1,000 (11.17%) jQuery
24 993 (11.09%) Visual Studio
25 963 (10.76%) Web Services
26 919 (10.27%) BDD
27 878 (9.81%) Windows
28 877 (9.80%) Microservices
29 857 (9.57%) Entity Framework
30 833 (9.31%) WCF

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
1 345 (3.85%) SharePoint
2 324 (3.62%) CMS
3 231 (2.58%) IIS
4 180 (2.01%) Umbraco
5 160 (1.79%) Elasticsearch
6 150 (1.68%) Confluence
7 129 (1.44%) NServiceBus
8 109 (1.22%) BizTalk Server
9 95 (1.06%) Sitecore CMS
10 94 (1.05%) Apache
11 91 (1.02%) SharePoint 2013
12 75 (0.84%) Tomcat
13 73 (0.82%) nginx
14 54 (0.60%) SharePoint 2010
15 48 (0.54%) Apache Spark
16 41 (0.46%) Apache Solr
16 41 (0.46%) EPiServer
17 36 (0.40%) OpenStack
18 35 (0.39%) WebSphere
19 34 (0.38%) WebLogic
Applications
1 162 (1.81%) Microsoft Excel
2 46 (0.51%) Microsoft Office
3 41 (0.46%) Spreadsheet
4 37 (0.41%) InfoPath
5 18 (0.20%) MS Visio
6 14 (0.16%) Photoshop
7 13 (0.15%) Microsoft Project
8 11 (0.12%) Chatbot
9 10 (0.11%) CATIA
10 7 (0.078%) Simulink
11 6 (0.067%) Microsoft PowerPoint
12 5 (0.056%) Maya
13 4 (0.045%) 3ds Max
13 4 (0.045%) Acrobat
13 4 (0.045%) Adobe Illustrator
14 2 (0.022%) InVision
15 1 (0.011%) Adobe After Effects
15 1 (0.011%) Adobe Captivate
15 1 (0.011%) Blender
15 1 (0.011%) Revit
Business Applications
1 352 (3.93%) Dynamics CRM
2 23 (0.26%) Dynamics AX
3 14 (0.16%) Dynamics NAV
4 12 (0.13%) Markit EDM
5 9 (0.10%) Endur
5 9 (0.10%) ENOVIA
6 7 (0.078%) ION MarketView
6 7 (0.078%) Payment Gateway
6 7 (0.078%) RMDS
7 6 (0.067%) Sage 200
7 6 (0.067%) thinkFolio
7 6 (0.067%) Visualfiles
8 5 (0.056%) Elite 3E
9 4 (0.045%) Distributed Ledger
9 4 (0.045%) Oracle Retail
10 3 (0.034%) Bloomberg AIM
10 3 (0.034%) Sage CRM
10 3 (0.034%) SDL Web 8
11 2 (0.022%) Oracle EBS
11 2 (0.022%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 2,198 (24.56%) Microsoft Azure
2 748 (8.36%) Amazon AWS
3 238 (2.66%) Dynamics 365
4 188 (2.10%) GitHub
5 184 (2.06%) SaaS
6 151 (1.69%) Serverless
7 147 (1.64%) Office 365
8 125 (1.40%) PaaS
9 110 (1.23%) Google Cloud Platform
10 89 (0.99%) Cloud Computing
11 73 (0.82%) IaaS
11 73 (0.82%) npm
12 65 (0.73%) Azure Functions
13 60 (0.67%) Azure Active Directory
14 57 (0.64%) NuGet
15 56 (0.63%) Azure Data Factory
16 54 (0.60%) Google Analytics
17 43 (0.48%) Amazon EC2
18 31 (0.35%) AWS Lambda
19 24 (0.27%) BrowserStack
Communications & Networking
1 215 (2.40%) HTTP
2 121 (1.35%) TCP/IP
3 100 (1.12%) Internet
4 72 (0.80%) SSL
5 50 (0.56%) AMQP
6 39 (0.44%) Firewall
7 38 (0.42%) DNS
8 34 (0.38%) Kerberos
9 26 (0.29%) Intranet
10 23 (0.26%) Ethernet
11 21 (0.23%) SMTP
12 20 (0.22%) SMS
13 19 (0.21%) HTTPS
13 19 (0.21%) SNMP
13 19 (0.21%) VoIP
14 18 (0.20%) SAN
15 14 (0.16%) Network Security
16 12 (0.13%) 802.11
16 12 (0.13%) VPN
16 12 (0.13%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3,017 (33.71%) SQL Server
2 457 (5.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 437 (4.88%) NoSQL
4 421 (4.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 300 (3.35%) Relational Database
6 299 (3.34%) MongoDB
7 187 (2.09%) SQL Server 2016
8 178 (1.99%) SQL Server 2012
9 172 (1.92%) Data Warehouse
10 169 (1.89%) Azure SQL Database
11 167 (1.87%) SQL Server 2008
12 150 (1.68%) MySQL
13 148 (1.65%) Power BI
14 131 (1.46%) Big Data
15 129 (1.44%) RDBMS
16 125 (1.40%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 123 (1.37%) Cosmos DB
18 101 (1.13%) Oracle Database
19 99 (1.11%) SQL Server 2014
20 91 (1.02%) Redis
Development Applications
1 1,006 (11.24%) Git (software)
2 993 (11.09%) Visual Studio
3 796 (8.89%) Selenium
4 732 (8.18%) Team Foundation Server
5 601 (6.71%) TeamCity
6 561 (6.27%) JIRA
7 476 (5.32%) Jenkins
8 431 (4.82%) Visual Studio Team System
9 422 (4.71%) SpecFlow
10 354 (3.95%) Octopus Deploy
11 296 (3.31%) NUnit
12 295 (3.30%) Cucumber
13 248 (2.77%) Subversion
14 206 (2.30%) WebDriver
15 133 (1.49%) Bitbucket
15 133 (1.49%) Moq
16 115 (1.28%) gulp
17 110 (1.23%) JMeter
18 108 (1.21%) Atlassian Bamboo
19 106 (1.18%) JUnit
General
1 1,760 (19.66%) Finance
2 712 (7.95%) Banking
3 627 (7.00%) Front Office
4 274 (3.06%) Investment Banking
5 224 (2.50%) Retail
6 126 (1.41%) Law
7 121 (1.35%) Marketing
8 108 (1.21%) Telecoms
9 101 (1.13%) Back Office
10 98 (1.09%) Financial Institution
11 96 (1.07%) Manufacturing
12 87 (0.97%) Games
13 82 (0.92%) Legal
14 68 (0.76%) Advertising
15 51 (0.57%) Electronics
16 31 (0.35%) Automotive
17 29 (0.32%) Aerospace
17 29 (0.32%) Billing
18 27 (0.30%) Publishing
19 22 (0.25%) Military
Job Titles
1 6,706 (74.92%) Developer
2 3,045 (34.02%) .NET Developer
3 2,988 (33.38%) C# Developer
4 1,464 (16.36%) C# .NET Developer
5 734 (8.20%) Senior Developer
6 648 (7.24%) Full Stack Developer
7 574 (6.41%) SQL Developer
8 532 (5.94%) ASP.NET Developer
9 510 (5.70%) Angular Developer
10 449 (5.02%) Software Developer
11 445 (4.97%) C# ASP.NET Developer
12 398 (4.45%) Senior .NET Developer
13 335 (3.74%) Analyst
14 334 (3.73%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
15 332 (3.71%) Senior C# Developer
16 313 (3.50%) Azure Developer
17 307 (3.43%) Architect
18 299 (3.34%) Software Engineer
19 281 (3.14%) JavaScript Developer
20 278 (3.11%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6,428 (71.81%) .NET
2 2,654 (29.65%) ASP.NET
3 1,923 (21.48%) HTML
4 1,898 (21.20%) AngularJS
5 1,669 (18.65%) CSS
6 1,553 (17.35%) .NET Framework
7 1,548 (17.29%) ASP.NET Web API
8 1,190 (13.29%) ASP.NET MVC
9 1,000 (11.17%) jQuery
10 963 (10.76%) Web Services
11 857 (9.57%) Entity Framework
12 833 (9.31%) WCF
13 821 (9.17%) .NET Core
14 742 (8.29%) HTML5
15 740 (8.27%) WPF
16 729 (8.14%) React
17 715 (7.99%) REST
18 637 (7.12%) XML
19 488 (5.45%) Node.js
20 469 (5.24%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 761 (8.50%) Greenfield Project
2 439 (4.90%) Analytical Skills
3 405 (4.52%) Computer Science
4 329 (3.68%) Fintech
5 312 (3.49%) Fixed Income
6 286 (3.20%) User Experience
7 229 (2.56%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 227 (2.54%) Enterprise Software
9 225 (2.51%) Mobile App
10 209 (2.33%) Derivative
11 208 (2.32%) Self-Motivation
12 202 (2.26%) Hedge funds
13 123 (1.37%) Algorithms
14 122 (1.36%) Equities
15 105 (1.17%) Data Structures
16 80 (0.89%) Credit Risk
17 79 (0.88%) Market Risk
18 52 (0.58%) Public Cloud
19 51 (0.57%) N-Tier
20 48 (0.54%) Grid Computing
Operating Systems
1 878 (9.81%) Windows
2 436 (4.87%) Linux
3 182 (2.03%) Windows Server
4 166 (1.85%) Android
5 162 (1.81%) Apple iOS
6 128 (1.43%) Unix
7 70 (0.78%) Ubuntu
8 69 (0.77%) Windows Server 2012
9 31 (0.35%) Windows 7
10 29 (0.32%) CentOS
10 29 (0.32%) Windows 10
11 26 (0.29%) Windows Server 2008
12 23 (0.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 22 (0.25%) Windows 8
14 20 (0.22%) Debian
14 20 (0.22%) Solaris
15 19 (0.21%) Windows Server 2003
16 13 (0.15%) Kali Linux
17 12 (0.13%) Fedora
18 6 (0.067%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 3,972 (44.37%) Agile Software Development
2 2,474 (27.64%) MVC
3 1,816 (20.29%) TDD
4 1,389 (15.52%) Test Automation
5 1,256 (14.03%) Scrum
6 1,056 (11.80%) Continuous Integration
7 919 (10.27%) BDD
8 877 (9.80%) Microservices
9 821 (9.17%) OO
10 813 (9.08%) Software Engineering
11 801 (8.95%) DevOps
12 641 (7.16%) Problem-Solving
13 629 (7.03%) Unit Testing
14 611 (6.83%) SDLC
15 579 (6.47%) Web Development
16 531 (5.93%) E-Commerce
17 509 (5.69%) SOLID
18 454 (5.07%) Multithreading
19 432 (4.83%) CRM
20 330 (3.69%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 3,300 (36.87%) SQL
2 2,970 (33.18%) JavaScript
3 1,195 (13.35%) Java
4 763 (8.52%) Python
5 675 (7.54%) C++
6 621 (6.94%) T-SQL
7 475 (5.31%) PowerShell
7 475 (5.31%) TypeScript
8 324 (3.62%) VB.NET
9 225 (2.51%) C
10 201 (2.25%) PL/SQL
11 179 (2.00%) VB
12 170 (1.90%) Scala
12 170 (1.90%) VBA
13 157 (1.75%) Ruby
14 141 (1.58%) Perl
15 119 (1.33%) PHP
16 94 (1.05%) Groovy
17 88 (0.98%) Bash Shell
18 71 (0.79%) Go
Qualifications
1 559 (6.25%) Degree
2 387 (4.32%) Security Cleared
3 261 (2.92%) SC Cleared
4 178 (1.99%) Computer Science Degree
5 83 (0.93%) Microsoft Certification
6 73 (0.82%) ISTQB
7 59 (0.66%) ISEB
8 51 (0.57%) DV Cleared
9 34 (0.38%) BPSS Clearance
10 33 (0.37%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 32 (0.36%) Numerate Degree
12 30 (0.34%) PhD
13 28 (0.31%) Master's Degree
13 28 (0.31%) MCSE
14 23 (0.26%) CISSP
15 17 (0.19%) TOGAF Certification
16 13 (0.15%) CREST Certified
17 12 (0.13%) OSCE
17 12 (0.13%) Postgraduate
18 11 (0.12%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 463 (5.17%) QA
2 44 (0.49%) Data Quality
2 44 (0.49%) GDPR
3 22 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 19 (0.21%) WCAG
5 17 (0.19%) Disclosure Scotland
5 17 (0.19%) MISRA
5 17 (0.19%) MISRA C
5 17 (0.19%) PCI DSS
6 15 (0.17%) PMO
7 14 (0.16%) ISO 9001
7 14 (0.16%) SLA
8 13 (0.15%) MiFID
9 12 (0.13%) EMIR
10 11 (0.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 10 (0.11%) Dodd-Frank
12 8 (0.089%) WAI
13 7 (0.078%) ISAE 3402
13 7 (0.078%) ISO 22301
13 7 (0.078%) ISO/IEC 27005
System Software
1 502 (5.61%) Docker
2 109 (1.22%) Active Directory
3 26 (0.29%) VMware Infrastructure
4 22 (0.25%) Hyper-V
5 14 (0.16%) Virtual Machines
6 12 (0.13%) VirtualBox
7 11 (0.12%) vSphere
8 7 (0.078%) ISA Server
8 7 (0.078%) XenApp
9 6 (0.067%) HDFS
9 6 (0.067%) Platform Symphony
10 4 (0.045%) Apache Flume
11 3 (0.034%) Microsoft App-V
11 3 (0.034%) Virtual Desktop
11 3 (0.034%) XenDesktop
12 2 (0.022%) ACF2
12 2 (0.022%) Firmware
12 2 (0.022%) RACF
13 1 (0.011%) OpenAM
13 1 (0.011%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 252 (2.82%) Kubernetes
2 120 (1.34%) Puppet
3 101 (1.13%) Ansible
4 78 (0.87%) Kibana
5 67 (0.75%) Terraform
6 59 (0.66%) Opscode Chef
7 54 (0.60%) Grafana
8 37 (0.41%) Single Sign-On
9 25 (0.28%) CA Single Sign-On
9 25 (0.28%) Nessus
10 21 (0.23%) Docker Swarm
10 21 (0.23%) HP Fortify
11 18 (0.20%) HP ALM
12 17 (0.19%) Salt
13 16 (0.18%) Packer
14 14 (0.16%) logstash
15 13 (0.15%) HP Quality Center
15 13 (0.15%) Nmap
15 13 (0.15%) SCCM
15 13 (0.15%) WSUS
Vendors
1 2,000 (22.34%) Microsoft
2 611 (6.83%) Oracle
3 192 (2.15%) Google
4 172 (1.92%) Sitecore
5 115 (1.28%) Xamarin
6 87 (0.97%) SAP
7 75 (0.84%) Atlassian
8 61 (0.68%) TIBCO
9 52 (0.58%) DevExpress
10 46 (0.51%) Salesforce.com
10 46 (0.51%) Tableau
11 45 (0.50%) Adobe
12 42 (0.47%) VMware
13 40 (0.45%) Bloomberg
13 40 (0.45%) Telerik
14 39 (0.44%) Citrix
15 38 (0.42%) IBM
15 38 (0.42%) Sybase
16 37 (0.41%) Nintex
16 37 (0.41%) Red Hat