Period
to 20 October 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 20 October 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
20 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 19 22 21
Rank change year-on-year +3 -1 -3
Contract jobs citing C# 7333 7414 8297
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 7.38% 6.98% 7.27%
As % of the Programming Languages category 17.60% 17.38% 19.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 5494 5364 6158
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £305 £282 £275
90th Percentile £625 £588 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +4.29% - +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 127 124 166
UK median hourly rate £43.25 £40.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.13% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £25.00 £20.41 £24.25
90th Percentile £52.50 £48.11 £52.17
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +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 41657 42657 43573
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 41.94% 40.14% 38.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 28936 29300 29466
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +2.56%
10th Percentile £306 £281 £263
90th Percentile £625 £588 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.67% +3.45% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 785 904 984
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £36.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +2.74% +14.06%
10th Percentile £15.87 £14.13 £15.00
90th Percentile £53.00 £53.75 £51.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.50 £37.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year +8.00% +1.35% +13.85%

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 October 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 20 October 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 20 October 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 +4 6829 £425 +6.25% 1596
UK excluding London +1 3630 £365 +4.29% 1184
London +5 3616 £500 +11.11% 474
South East -1 1048 £375 - 313
North of England -4 710 £350 +1.45% 337
Midlands +2 626 £363 +3.57% 213
South West +1 481 £360 +2.86% 112
North West 0 392 £363 +3.57% 183
East of England +1 353 £375 - 147
West Midlands +2 331 £375 +7.14% 107
East Midlands -5 290 £350 - 106
Scotland 0 275 £363 +11.54% 38
Yorkshire -8 254 £340 - 127
Wales +13 89 £360 -10.00% 21
Northern Ireland -20 71 £403 +3.33% 3
North East +12 64 £350 +3.70% 27
Isle of Man -1 1 £210 -53.33%

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 5118 (69.79%) .NET
2 3137 (42.78%) Agile Software Development
3 2689 (36.67%) SQL Server
4 2649 (36.12%) SQL
5 2479 (33.81%) JavaScript
6 2367 (32.28%) MVC
7 2265 (30.89%) ASP.NET
8 1935 (26.39%) HTML
9 1680 (22.91%) CSS
10 1675 (22.84%) Microsoft
11 1612 (21.98%) AngularJS
12 1589 (21.67%) TDD
13 1575 (21.48%) Finance
14 1204 (16.42%) Java
15 1200 (16.36%) ASP.NET Web API
16 1155 (15.75%) ASP.NET MVC
17 1058 (14.43%) .NET Framework
18 1048 (14.29%) Scrum
19 985 (13.43%) Microsoft Azure
20 937 (12.78%) Web Services
21 892 (12.16%) jQuery
22 883 (12.04%) Windows
23 882 (12.03%) Test Automation
24 876 (11.95%) WCF
25 866 (11.81%) Banking
26 842 (11.48%) Continuous Integration
27 792 (10.80%) HTML5
27 792 (10.80%) Visual Studio
28 742 (10.12%) WPF
29 740 (10.09%) BDD

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
1 336 (4.58%) SharePoint
2 293 (4.00%) CMS
3 228 (3.11%) IIS
4 203 (2.77%) Elasticsearch
5 124 (1.69%) Confluence
6 121 (1.65%) Umbraco
7 104 (1.42%) Sitecore CMS
8 101 (1.38%) SharePoint 2013
9 96 (1.31%) NServiceBus
10 80 (1.09%) BizTalk Server
11 61 (0.83%) EPiServer
11 61 (0.83%) SharePoint 2010
12 60 (0.82%) Tomcat
13 59 (0.80%) Apache
14 54 (0.74%) Apache Spark
15 37 (0.50%) Apache Solr
16 35 (0.48%) JBoss
17 32 (0.44%) Kentico
18 24 (0.33%) Oracle SOA Suite
19 22 (0.30%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 240 (3.27%) Microsoft Excel
2 67 (0.91%) Microsoft Office
3 44 (0.60%) Spreadsheet
4 19 (0.26%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 16 (0.22%) InfoPath
5 16 (0.22%) MS Visio
5 16 (0.22%) Photoshop
6 12 (0.16%) Chatbot
7 8 (0.11%) Adobe Illustrator
8 7 (0.095%) SmartSuite
9 4 (0.055%) Simulink
10 3 (0.041%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 3 (0.041%) Microsoft Project
11 2 (0.027%) 3ds Max
11 2 (0.027%) AutoCAD
11 2 (0.027%) Fireworks
11 2 (0.027%) Maya
11 2 (0.027%) SOLIDWORKS
11 2 (0.027%) SPSS
12 1 (0.014%) CATIA
Business Applications
1 273 (3.72%) Dynamics CRM
2 28 (0.38%) ION MarketView
3 23 (0.31%) Dynamics AX
4 18 (0.25%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 16 (0.22%) Markit EDM
6 13 (0.18%) Dynamics NAV
7 12 (0.16%) Endur
8 11 (0.15%) RMDS
9 9 (0.12%) SimCorp Dimension
10 7 (0.095%) SessionCam
10 7 (0.095%) SunGard GMI
11 6 (0.082%) Visualfiles
12 5 (0.068%) SDL Web 8
13 4 (0.055%) Summit
14 3 (0.041%) IntelliMatch
14 3 (0.041%) MetaTrader
14 3 (0.041%) Oracle EBS
14 3 (0.041%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
14 3 (0.041%) SunGard Martini
15 2 (0.027%) Sage CRM
Cloud Services
1 985 (13.43%) Microsoft Azure
2 462 (6.30%) Amazon AWS
3 82 (1.12%) Office 365
4 77 (1.05%) SaaS
5 69 (0.94%) GitHub
6 68 (0.93%) npm
7 67 (0.91%) Dynamics 365
8 54 (0.74%) PaaS
9 53 (0.72%) Serverless
10 52 (0.71%) Cloud Computing
11 51 (0.70%) IaaS
12 33 (0.45%) AWS Lambda
13 26 (0.35%) Azure Active Directory
14 23 (0.31%) Amazon EC2
15 20 (0.27%) Yarn
16 19 (0.26%) Google Analytics
17 16 (0.22%) Google Cloud Platform
18 15 (0.20%) Firebase
19 9 (0.12%) Amazon S3
19 9 (0.12%) BrowserStack
Communications & Networking
1 118 (1.61%) HTTP
2 88 (1.20%) TCP/IP
3 64 (0.87%) Intranet
4 63 (0.86%) Internet
5 48 (0.65%) DNS
6 44 (0.60%) Firewall
7 32 (0.44%) LDAP
8 25 (0.34%) Network Security
9 23 (0.31%) SSL
10 21 (0.29%) SMS
11 18 (0.25%) AMQP
12 17 (0.23%) CTI
12 17 (0.23%) Ethernet
12 17 (0.23%) Skype
13 15 (0.20%) SMTP
14 14 (0.19%) Kerberos
15 13 (0.18%) FTP
16 8 (0.11%) DHCP
16 8 (0.11%) Wireshark
17 7 (0.095%) NFC
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2689 (36.67%) SQL Server
2 467 (6.37%) NoSQL
3 355 (4.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 345 (4.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 340 (4.64%) Relational Database
6 324 (4.42%) MongoDB
7 289 (3.94%) SQL Server 2008
8 273 (3.72%) SQL Server 2012
9 142 (1.94%) Oracle Database
10 137 (1.87%) Big Data
11 131 (1.79%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 128 (1.75%) Data Warehouse
13 113 (1.54%) SQL Server 2014
14 109 (1.49%) MySQL
15 106 (1.45%) Hadoop
16 105 (1.43%) SQL Server 2016
17 94 (1.28%) RDBMS
18 81 (1.10%) Power BI
19 78 (1.06%) SQL Server 2005
20 56 (0.76%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 792 (10.80%) Visual Studio
2 736 (10.04%) Git (software)
3 672 (9.16%) Team Foundation Server
4 422 (5.75%) Selenium
5 420 (5.73%) TeamCity
6 342 (4.66%) NUnit
7 335 (4.57%) JIRA
8 314 (4.28%) Jenkins
9 308 (4.20%) SpecFlow
10 284 (3.87%) Subversion
11 241 (3.29%) Octopus Deploy
12 162 (2.21%) Cucumber
13 149 (2.03%) WebDriver
14 133 (1.81%) Moq
15 130 (1.77%) JUnit
16 102 (1.39%) gulp
17 99 (1.35%) MSTest
18 92 (1.25%) MSBuild
19 85 (1.16%) Atlassian Bamboo
20 76 (1.04%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 1575 (21.48%) Finance
2 866 (11.81%) Banking
3 680 (9.27%) Front Office
4 395 (5.39%) Investment Banking
5 221 (3.01%) Retail
6 141 (1.92%) Marketing
7 117 (1.60%) Advertising
8 112 (1.53%) Manufacturing
9 106 (1.45%) Back Office
10 96 (1.31%) Telecoms
11 85 (1.16%) Games
11 85 (1.16%) Law
12 83 (1.13%) Financial Institution
13 68 (0.93%) Electronics
14 58 (0.79%) Legal
15 48 (0.65%) Automotive
16 22 (0.30%) Publishing
17 21 (0.29%) Aerospace
18 18 (0.25%) Pharmaceutical
19 15 (0.20%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 5764 (78.60%) Developer
2 2592 (35.35%) C# Developer
3 2432 (33.17%) .NET Developer
4 1277 (17.41%) C# .NET Developer
5 626 (8.54%) Senior Developer
6 575 (7.84%) SQL Developer
7 534 (7.28%) Full Stack Developer
8 488 (6.65%) ASP.NET Developer
9 417 (5.69%) Angular Developer
10 406 (5.54%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
11 396 (5.40%) C# ASP.NET Developer
12 336 (4.58%) Analyst
13 325 (4.43%) JavaScript Developer
14 310 (4.23%) Software Developer
15 279 (3.80%) WPF Developer
16 277 (3.78%) Senior .NET Developer
17 275 (3.75%) Senior C# Developer
18 254 (3.46%) Java Developer
19 235 (3.20%) C# WPF Developer
20 227 (3.10%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5118 (69.79%) .NET
2 2265 (30.89%) ASP.NET
3 1935 (26.39%) HTML
4 1680 (22.91%) CSS
5 1612 (21.98%) AngularJS
6 1200 (16.36%) ASP.NET Web API
7 1155 (15.75%) ASP.NET MVC
8 1058 (14.43%) .NET Framework
9 937 (12.78%) Web Services
10 892 (12.16%) jQuery
11 876 (11.95%) WCF
12 792 (10.80%) HTML5
13 742 (10.12%) WPF
14 621 (8.47%) REST
15 619 (8.44%) XML
16 605 (8.25%) Entity Framework
17 536 (7.31%) RESTful
18 452 (6.16%) React
19 448 (6.11%) Node.js
20 395 (5.39%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 519 (7.08%) Greenfield Project
2 437 (5.96%) Analytical Skills
3 358 (4.88%) Computer Science
4 309 (4.21%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 303 (4.13%) Derivative
6 287 (3.91%) Fixed Income
7 203 (2.77%) Mobile App
8 189 (2.58%) User Experience
9 158 (2.15%) Equities
10 154 (2.10%) Enterprise Software
11 134 (1.83%) Fintech
12 128 (1.75%) Algorithms
13 124 (1.69%) Hedge funds
14 120 (1.64%) N-Tier
15 117 (1.60%) Market Risk
16 89 (1.21%) Data Structures
17 87 (1.19%) Credit Risk
18 53 (0.72%) Client/Server
19 51 (0.70%) Virtual Team
20 45 (0.61%) Equity Derivative
Operating Systems
1 883 (12.04%) Windows
2 325 (4.43%) Linux
3 174 (2.37%) Unix
4 138 (1.88%) Android
5 133 (1.81%) Windows Server
6 120 (1.64%) Apple iOS
7 43 (0.59%) Windows Server 2012
8 36 (0.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 34 (0.46%) Windows Server 2008
10 33 (0.45%) Windows 7
11 32 (0.44%) Windows 10
12 17 (0.23%) CentOS
12 17 (0.23%) Solaris
13 12 (0.16%) Ubuntu
14 11 (0.15%) Windows Server 2003
15 10 (0.14%) Windows Mobile
16 7 (0.095%) Mac OS X
17 5 (0.068%) Debian
17 5 (0.068%) SUSE
18 4 (0.055%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 3137 (42.78%) Agile Software Development
2 2367 (32.28%) MVC
3 1589 (21.67%) TDD
4 1048 (14.29%) Scrum
5 882 (12.03%) Test Automation
6 842 (11.48%) Continuous Integration
7 740 (10.09%) BDD
8 687 (9.37%) Web Development
9 686 (9.35%) OO
10 635 (8.66%) Unit Testing
11 602 (8.21%) Software Engineering
12 498 (6.79%) SDLC
13 478 (6.52%) DevOps
14 414 (5.65%) SOLID
15 382 (5.21%) E-Commerce
16 349 (4.76%) Multithreading
17 348 (4.75%) OOP
18 345 (4.70%) CRM
19 337 (4.60%) Front End Development
19 337 (4.60%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 2649 (36.12%) SQL
2 2479 (33.81%) JavaScript
3 1204 (16.42%) Java
4 667 (9.10%) C++
5 620 (8.45%) Python
6 618 (8.43%) T-SQL
7 356 (4.85%) VB.NET
8 346 (4.72%) PowerShell
9 319 (4.35%) TypeScript
10 199 (2.71%) VBA
11 193 (2.63%) Ruby
12 191 (2.60%) VB
13 167 (2.28%) PL/SQL
14 150 (2.05%) Scala
15 140 (1.91%) C
16 107 (1.46%) Perl
17 99 (1.35%) PHP
18 86 (1.17%) VBScript
19 73 (1.00%) XAML
20 71 (0.97%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 474 (6.46%) Degree
2 215 (2.93%) Security Cleared
3 180 (2.45%) Computer Science Degree
4 128 (1.75%) SC Cleared
5 79 (1.08%) Microsoft Certification
6 54 (0.74%) ISTQB
7 45 (0.61%) ISEB
7 45 (0.61%) Numerate Degree
8 34 (0.46%) DV Cleared
9 26 (0.35%) PhD
10 23 (0.31%) BPSS Clearance
10 23 (0.31%) MCSE
11 20 (0.27%) Master's Degree
12 10 (0.14%) MCP
12 10 (0.14%) MCTS
13 8 (0.11%) MCSD
14 7 (0.095%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 7 (0.095%) PMP
15 5 (0.068%) MCPD
15 5 (0.068%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 325 (4.43%) QA
2 59 (0.80%) MiFID
3 22 (0.30%) Data Quality
4 21 (0.29%) HL7
5 19 (0.26%) SLA
6 15 (0.20%) Disclosure Scotland
7 13 (0.18%) EMIR
8 12 (0.16%) WCAG
9 8 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 7 (0.095%) MIL-STD-1553
11 6 (0.082%) ISO 9001
12 5 (0.068%) COBIT
12 5 (0.068%) PCI DSS
12 5 (0.068%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 4 (0.055%) Basel III
13 4 (0.055%) IFRS
13 4 (0.055%) IFRS 9
14 3 (0.041%) GxP
14 3 (0.041%) UCITS
15 2 (0.027%) 21 CFR Part 11
System Software
1 212 (2.89%) Docker
2 159 (2.17%) Active Directory
3 20 (0.27%) Virtual Machines
4 17 (0.23%) VMware Infrastructure
5 8 (0.11%) Brightmail
5 8 (0.11%) vCloud
6 6 (0.082%) vSphere
7 5 (0.068%) Apache Flume
7 5 (0.068%) HDFS
7 5 (0.068%) UAG
8 4 (0.055%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 4 (0.055%) Firmware
8 4 (0.055%) Hyper-V
8 4 (0.055%) NFS
8 4 (0.055%) VMware ESXi
9 3 (0.041%) Cronacle
9 3 (0.041%) LXC
9 3 (0.041%) VirtualBox
9 3 (0.041%) XenApp
9 3 (0.041%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 89 (1.21%) Opscode Chef
2 88 (1.20%) Puppet
3 80 (1.09%) Ansible
4 27 (0.37%) Kubernetes
5 26 (0.35%) HP Quality Center
6 21 (0.29%) SCCM
7 18 (0.25%) Terraform
8 15 (0.20%) Kibana
9 12 (0.16%) Control-M
9 12 (0.16%) Nagios
10 10 (0.14%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 9 (0.12%) Hadoop YARN
11 9 (0.12%) HP Fortify
11 9 (0.12%) NetBackup
12 8 (0.11%) CA Single Sign-On
12 8 (0.11%) Grafana
12 8 (0.11%) Rancher
12 8 (0.11%) SCOM
12 8 (0.11%) ZABBIX
13 7 (0.095%) Netcool
Vendors
1 1675 (22.84%) Microsoft
2 605 (8.25%) Oracle
3 242 (3.30%) Sitecore
4 143 (1.95%) Xamarin
5 115 (1.57%) Google
6 82 (1.12%) SAP
7 79 (1.08%) Sybase
8 76 (1.04%) TIBCO
9 75 (1.02%) DevExpress
10 61 (0.83%) Salesforce.com
11 56 (0.76%) Telerik
12 45 (0.61%) HP
13 41 (0.56%) Apigee
14 38 (0.52%) ION Trading
15 34 (0.46%) Bloomberg
16 33 (0.45%) Atlassian
17 31 (0.42%) IBM
17 31 (0.42%) Perforce
18 30 (0.41%) Tableau
19 29 (0.40%) Nintex