Period
to 14 December 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 14 December 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
14 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 17 14 17
Rank change year-on-year -3 +3 +5
Contract jobs citing C# 5,922 8,973 7,835
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 7.48% 8.55% 7.59%
As % of the Programming Languages category 18.19% 19.09% 18.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,408 6,886 5,970
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £325 £319 £310
90th Percentile £631 £638 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 90 91 106
UK median hourly rate £44.02 £43.00 £43.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.37% -1.71% +9.38%
10th Percentile £35.00 £19.25 £25.00
90th Percentile £53.75 £56.00 £48.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £44.00 £42.50 £43.00
% change year-on-year +3.53% -1.16% +7.50%

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 32,554 46,995 43,374
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 41.14% 44.79% 42.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 22,400 33,088 30,453
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £323 £319 £308
90th Percentile £650 £644 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 658 703 777
UK median hourly rate £43.00 £42.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.38% +5.00% +1.27%
10th Percentile £17.24 £16.73 £16.25
90th Percentile £55.00 £52.50 £52.35
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +1.27%

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 14 December 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 14 December 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 14 December 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 -4 5,562 £450 - 3,713
UK excluding London -8 3,199 £425 +6.25% 2,977
London 0 2,625 £513 - 1,012
South East -3 1,006 £425 - 814
North of England -4 699 £388 +3.33% 802
South West -6 512 £428 +6.95% 309
Midlands +5 488 £413 +3.13% 490
North West -7 394 £388 +3.33% 432
West Midlands +1 290 £425 +3.03% 262
Yorkshire -10 238 £400 +6.67% 302
East of England +6 217 £425 +3.03% 288
Scotland -11 198 £425 +13.33% 166
East Midlands +4 192 £375 - 227
North East +3 68 £425 +6.25% 68
Wales -11 67 £400 +3.23% 67
Northern Ireland -9 16 £430 +0.29% 43

For the 6 months to 14 December 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 4,159 (70.23%) .NET
2 2,462 (41.57%) Agile Software Development
3 2,150 (36.31%) Azure
4 2,099 (35.44%) JavaScript
5 1,998 (33.74%) SQL
6 1,835 (30.99%) SQL Server
7 1,385 (23.39%) Microsoft
8 1,356 (22.90%) ASP.NET
9 1,319 (22.27%) AngularJS
10 1,314 (22.19%) MVC
11 1,153 (19.47%) Finance
12 1,151 (19.44%) TDD
13 1,109 (18.73%) HTML
14 1,074 (18.14%) CSS
15 926 (15.64%) DevOps
16 903 (15.25%) .NET Core
17 898 (15.16%) Java
17 898 (15.16%) Test Automation
18 839 (14.17%) .NET Framework
19 800 (13.51%) React
20 781 (13.19%) Microservices
21 756 (12.77%) ASP.NET Web API
22 752 (12.70%) Scrum
23 741 (12.51%) Software Engineering
24 728 (12.29%) Git (software)
25 671 (11.33%) Python
26 647 (10.93%) Web Services
27 630 (10.64%) Continuous Integration
28 595 (10.05%) AWS
29 560 (9.46%) ASP.NET MVC

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
1 238 (4.02%) SharePoint
2 133 (2.25%) IIS
3 114 (1.93%) Umbraco
4 108 (1.82%) Confluence
5 96 (1.62%) CMS
6 70 (1.18%) Elasticsearch
7 64 (1.08%) BizTalk Server
8 43 (0.73%) nginx
9 32 (0.54%) Apache
9 32 (0.54%) Sitecore CMS
10 31 (0.52%) SharePoint 2013
11 30 (0.51%) Apache Spark
12 26 (0.44%) EPiServer
12 26 (0.44%) JBoss
13 21 (0.35%) NServiceBus
13 21 (0.35%) WebLogic
14 17 (0.29%) Tomcat
15 12 (0.20%) WebSphere
16 10 (0.17%) Kentico
16 10 (0.17%) SAS
Applications
1 103 (1.74%) Microsoft Excel
2 37 (0.62%) Microsoft Office
3 33 (0.56%) MS Visio
4 13 (0.22%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 12 (0.20%) Microsoft Project
6 9 (0.15%) Adobe Illustrator
7 6 (0.10%) Adobe XD
7 6 (0.10%) Photoshop
8 5 (0.084%) Chatbot
8 5 (0.084%) Spreadsheet
9 4 (0.068%) Inkscape
10 3 (0.051%) InfoPath
11 2 (0.034%) AutoCAD
12 1 (0.017%) Blender
12 1 (0.017%) Figma
12 1 (0.017%) Fireworks
12 1 (0.017%) MODO
12 1 (0.017%) Sketch
12 1 (0.017%) UXPin
Business Applications
1 253 (4.27%) Dynamics CRM
2 24 (0.41%) FINCAD Analytics
3 16 (0.27%) Dynamics AX
3 16 (0.27%) ION MarketView
4 11 (0.19%) Visualfiles
5 9 (0.15%) Dynamics NAV
5 9 (0.15%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 4 (0.068%) NetSuite
6 4 (0.068%) Oracle EBS
6 4 (0.068%) Oracle ERP
6 4 (0.068%) R3 Corda
7 3 (0.051%) Adobe Campaign
7 3 (0.051%) Dynamics GP
7 3 (0.051%) Eikon
7 3 (0.051%) Orchestrade
7 3 (0.051%) Payment Gateway
7 3 (0.051%) SAP ERP
7 3 (0.051%) Unit4 Business World
8 2 (0.034%) Endur
8 2 (0.034%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 2,150 (36.31%) Azure
2 595 (10.05%) AWS
3 289 (4.88%) Power Platform
4 288 (4.86%) Serverless
5 240 (4.05%) Dynamics 365
6 175 (2.96%) Azure Functions
7 170 (2.87%) GitHub
8 155 (2.62%) GCP
9 136 (2.30%) PaaS
10 90 (1.52%) Azure Data Factory
11 88 (1.49%) SaaS
12 86 (1.45%) Office 365
13 80 (1.35%) Azure Active Directory
14 64 (1.08%) AWS Lambda
15 61 (1.03%) npm
16 56 (0.95%) Amazon S3
16 56 (0.95%) IaaS
17 52 (0.88%) Cloud Computing
18 47 (0.79%) OpenShift
19 30 (0.51%) AWS Step Functions
Communications & Networking
1 79 (1.33%) TCP/IP
2 48 (0.81%) HTTP
3 41 (0.69%) Ethernet
4 34 (0.57%) Internet
5 27 (0.46%) SSL
6 17 (0.29%) Intranet
7 16 (0.27%) AMQP
8 14 (0.24%) DNS
8 14 (0.24%) Network Security
9 13 (0.22%) Firewall
10 11 (0.19%) VPN
11 9 (0.15%) TETRA
12 7 (0.12%) DHCP
13 6 (0.10%) Modbus
14 5 (0.084%) FTP
14 5 (0.084%) SAN
14 5 (0.084%) Wireshark
15 4 (0.068%) Kerberos
15 4 (0.068%) SMTP
15 4 (0.068%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,835 (30.99%) SQL Server
2 372 (6.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 280 (4.73%) NoSQL
4 261 (4.41%) Power BI
5 260 (4.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 220 (3.71%) Relational Database
7 205 (3.46%) MongoDB
8 183 (3.09%) Data Warehouse
9 173 (2.92%) Azure SQL Database
10 136 (2.30%) Cosmos DB
11 131 (2.21%) MySQL
12 118 (1.99%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 109 (1.84%) Data Lake
14 107 (1.81%) Big Data
15 106 (1.79%) SQL Server 2012
16 95 (1.60%) PostgreSQL
17 94 (1.59%) Redis
18 78 (1.32%) Amazon DynamoDB
19 72 (1.22%) SQL Server 2008
19 72 (1.22%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 728 (12.29%) Git (software)
2 536 (9.05%) Visual Studio
3 430 (7.26%) Selenium
4 363 (6.13%) Team Foundation Server
5 306 (5.17%) TeamCity
6 296 (5.00%) Jenkins
7 271 (4.58%) JIRA
8 248 (4.19%) SpecFlow
9 240 (4.05%) Visual Studio Team System
10 204 (3.44%) Octopus Deploy
11 201 (3.39%) NUnit
12 158 (2.67%) Cucumber
13 119 (2.01%) Moq
14 111 (1.87%) WebDriver
15 89 (1.50%) MSTest
15 89 (1.50%) Postman
16 77 (1.30%) Subversion
17 67 (1.13%) Jasmine
18 62 (1.05%) gulp
19 61 (1.03%) webpack
General
1 1,153 (19.47%) Finance
2 388 (6.55%) Front Office
3 296 (5.00%) Banking
4 212 (3.58%) Public Sector
5 139 (2.35%) Law
6 102 (1.72%) Retail
7 71 (1.20%) Marketing
8 69 (1.17%) Back Office
9 66 (1.11%) Investment Banking
10 65 (1.10%) Telecoms
11 59 (1.00%) Games
12 55 (0.93%) Military
13 51 (0.86%) Manufacturing
14 47 (0.79%) Aerospace
15 33 (0.56%) Publishing
16 31 (0.52%) Electronics
17 27 (0.46%) Financial Institution
18 16 (0.27%) Legal
19 15 (0.25%) Pharmaceutical
20 14 (0.24%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 4,071 (68.74%) Developer
2 1,712 (28.91%) .NET Developer
3 1,471 (24.84%) C# Developer
4 712 (12.02%) C# .NET Developer
5 433 (7.31%) Full Stack Developer
6 394 (6.65%) Senior Developer
7 362 (6.11%) Software Engineer
8 338 (5.71%) Software Developer
9 290 (4.90%) Azure Developer
10 279 (4.71%) SQL Developer
11 265 (4.47%) Angular Developer
12 219 (3.70%) Architect
13 190 (3.21%) Senior .NET Developer
14 187 (3.16%) React Developer
15 169 (2.85%) ASP.NET Developer
16 165 (2.79%) Analyst
17 160 (2.70%) DevOps Engineer
18 154 (2.60%) JavaScript Developer
19 146 (2.47%) Tester
20 130 (2.20%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4,159 (70.23%) .NET
2 1,356 (22.90%) ASP.NET
3 1,319 (22.27%) AngularJS
4 1,109 (18.73%) HTML
5 1,074 (18.14%) CSS
6 903 (15.25%) .NET Core
7 839 (14.17%) .NET Framework
8 800 (13.51%) React
9 756 (12.77%) ASP.NET Web API
10 647 (10.93%) Web Services
11 560 (9.46%) ASP.NET MVC
12 448 (7.57%) Node.js
13 400 (6.75%) Entity Framework
14 399 (6.74%) REST
15 387 (6.53%) jQuery
16 339 (5.72%) RESTful
17 333 (5.62%) XML
18 301 (5.08%) WCF
19 300 (5.07%) JSON
20 294 (4.96%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 443 (7.48%) Greenfield Project
2 346 (5.84%) Analytical Skills
3 191 (3.23%) Enterprise Software
4 187 (3.16%) Derivative
5 179 (3.02%) Hedge funds
6 173 (2.92%) Fixed Income
7 146 (2.47%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 134 (2.26%) User Experience
9 116 (1.96%) Mobile App
10 115 (1.94%) Equities
11 79 (1.33%) Self-Motivation
12 63 (1.06%) Algorithms
13 51 (0.86%) Data Structures
14 44 (0.74%) Cloud Native
15 40 (0.68%) Public Cloud
16 37 (0.62%) Blog
17 34 (0.57%) Management Information System
18 26 (0.44%) Reference Data
18 26 (0.44%) Robotics
19 25 (0.42%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 489 (8.26%) Windows
2 296 (5.00%) Linux
3 98 (1.65%) Android
4 81 (1.37%) Unix
5 78 (1.32%) Apple iOS
6 63 (1.06%) Windows Server
7 32 (0.54%) Windows Server 2012
8 24 (0.41%) CentOS
9 21 (0.35%) Windows 10
10 20 (0.34%) Ubuntu
11 16 (0.27%) CoreOS
11 16 (0.27%) Windows 7
11 16 (0.27%) Windows Server 2008
12 11 (0.19%) Windows 8
13 10 (0.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 10 (0.17%) VMS
14 6 (0.10%) Mac OS X
15 5 (0.084%) Windows Mobile
16 2 (0.034%) Debian
16 2 (0.034%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,462 (41.57%) Agile Software Development
2 1,314 (22.19%) MVC
3 1,151 (19.44%) TDD
4 926 (15.64%) DevOps
5 898 (15.16%) Test Automation
6 781 (13.19%) Microservices
7 752 (12.70%) Scrum
8 741 (12.51%) Software Engineering
9 630 (10.64%) Continuous Integration
10 545 (9.20%) BDD
11 491 (8.29%) OO
12 428 (7.23%) Unit Testing
13 350 (5.91%) Web Development
14 348 (5.88%) Problem-Solving
15 323 (5.45%) SDLC
16 321 (5.42%) CRM
17 308 (5.20%) SOLID
18 283 (4.78%) Kanban
19 263 (4.44%) Front End Development
20 252 (4.26%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 2,099 (35.44%) JavaScript
2 1,998 (33.74%) SQL
3 898 (15.16%) Java
4 671 (11.33%) Python
5 479 (8.09%) C++
6 419 (7.08%) TypeScript
7 371 (6.26%) PowerShell
8 317 (5.35%) T-SQL
9 225 (3.80%) VB.NET
10 147 (2.48%) C
11 125 (2.11%) Ruby
12 117 (1.98%) VBA
13 106 (1.79%) VB
14 88 (1.49%) R
15 78 (1.32%) PHP
16 72 (1.22%) PL/SQL
17 66 (1.11%) Go
18 59 (1.00%) Scala
19 48 (0.81%) ES6
20 37 (0.62%) VB6
Qualifications
1 363 (6.13%) Security Cleared
2 290 (4.90%) Degree
3 229 (3.87%) SC Cleared
4 80 (1.35%) DV Cleared
5 72 (1.22%) Computer Science Degree
6 55 (0.93%) ISTQB
7 38 (0.64%) Microsoft Certification
8 30 (0.51%) ISEB
9 24 (0.41%) BPSS Clearance
10 23 (0.39%) DBS Check
10 23 (0.39%) Master's Degree
11 19 (0.32%) PhD
12 12 (0.20%) Numerate Degree
13 10 (0.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 9 (0.15%) MCSD
15 7 (0.12%) MCITP
16 5 (0.084%) BC Cleared
16 5 (0.084%) MCP
16 5 (0.084%) MCSE
17 3 (0.051%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 307 (5.18%) QA
2 28 (0.47%) WCAG
3 26 (0.44%) Data Quality
4 16 (0.27%) MiFID
5 10 (0.17%) PMO
6 6 (0.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 6 (0.10%) SLA
7 3 (0.051%) GDPR
7 3 (0.051%) IFRS
7 3 (0.051%) ISO 9001
7 3 (0.051%) NCSC
7 3 (0.051%) PSD2
8 2 (0.034%) GxP
8 2 (0.034%) HL7
8 2 (0.034%) IEC 61508
8 2 (0.034%) ISO 14001
8 2 (0.034%) NIST
9 1 (0.017%) Basel III
9 1 (0.017%) Dodd-Frank
9 1 (0.017%) EMIR
System Software
1 466 (7.87%) Docker
2 120 (2.03%) Active Directory
3 60 (1.01%) Virtual Machines
4 20 (0.34%) VMware Infrastructure
5 17 (0.29%) Hyper-V
6 10 (0.17%) LXC
7 6 (0.10%) Firmware
7 6 (0.10%) HDFS
8 3 (0.051%) VMware Workstation
9 1 (0.017%) Varnish
9 1 (0.017%) VirtualBox
9 1 (0.017%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 327 (5.52%) Kubernetes
2 135 (2.28%) Ansible
3 95 (1.60%) Terraform
4 53 (0.89%) Puppet
5 44 (0.74%) Opscode Chef
6 36 (0.61%) Grafana
7 34 (0.57%) MIIS
8 31 (0.52%) Kibana
9 28 (0.47%) Single Sign-On
10 18 (0.30%) SCOM
11 10 (0.17%) logstash
11 10 (0.17%) Microsoft Clustering
12 7 (0.12%) WSUS
13 6 (0.10%) Control-M
13 6 (0.10%) HAProxy
13 6 (0.10%) Kubeflow
13 6 (0.10%) SCVMM
14 5 (0.084%) HP ALM
14 5 (0.084%) HP Quality Center
14 5 (0.084%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 1,385 (23.39%) Microsoft
2 319 (5.39%) Oracle
3 114 (1.93%) Google
4 103 (1.74%) Xamarin
5 79 (1.33%) Sitecore
6 64 (1.08%) Tableau
7 57 (0.96%) Atlassian
8 53 (0.89%) Databricks
9 49 (0.83%) Bloomberg
9 49 (0.83%) Salesforce.com
10 37 (0.62%) Remedy
11 36 (0.61%) Reuters
12 32 (0.54%) SAP
13 31 (0.52%) TIBCO
13 31 (0.52%) UiPath
14 29 (0.49%) Blue Prism
14 29 (0.49%) VMware
15 28 (0.47%) Telerik
16 27 (0.46%) Cognos
16 27 (0.46%) MicroStrategy