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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 17 May 2022 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
17 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 32 38 20
Rank change year-on-year +6 -18 -1
Contract jobs citing C# 5,365 3,164 3,536
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 6.13% 5.55% 7.09%
As % of the Programming Languages category 16.69% 13.68% 17.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,150 2,341 2,609
10th Percentile £381 £325 £325
25th Percentile £440 £400 £381
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £475 £463
Median % change year-on-year +15.79% +2.70% +2.78%
75th Percentile £675 £619 £575
90th Percentile £788 £713 £661
UK excluding London median daily rate £463 £413 £420
% change year-on-year +12.12% -1.79% +1.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 79 57 38
10th Percentile £35.00 £32.40 £20.50
25th Percentile £46.67 £36.25 £41.25
Median hourly rate £52.56 £45.00 £47.50
Median % change year-on-year +16.79% -5.26% +8.06%
75th Percentile £65.00 £50.72 £52.31
90th Percentile - £57.50 £54.13
UK excluding London median hourly rate £55.00 £45.00 £46.50
% change year-on-year +22.22% -3.23% +7.51%

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 32,142 23,122 20,334
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 36.75% 40.55% 40.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 23,403 16,269 14,354
10th Percentile £381 £325 £325
25th Percentile £455 £406 £400
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £500 £488
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% +2.56% +2.63%
75th Percentile £653 £594 £575
90th Percentile £750 £688 £660
UK excluding London median daily rate £495 £425 £450
% change year-on-year +16.47% -5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 534 450 363
10th Percentile £19.52 £17.00 £17.25
25th Percentile £35.00 £25.00 £21.54
Median hourly rate £50.00 £41.15 £42.50
Median % change year-on-year +21.51% -3.18% -1.16%
75th Percentile £61.75 £51.94 £50.00
90th Percentile £74.85 £62.25 £57.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £50.00 £40.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year +25.00% -5.88% -3.41%

C#
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing C# as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for C# in the UK

C#
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing C#.

Daily rate trend for C# in the UK

C#
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing C# over the 6 months to 17 May 2022.

Daily rate histogram for C# in the UK

C#
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing C#.

Hourly rate trend for C# in the UK

C#
Hourly Rate Histogram

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing C# over the 6 months to 17 May 2022.

Hourly rate histogram for C# in the UK

C#
Top 18 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 17 May 2022. 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
Jobs
England +8 4,533 £550 +10.00% 1,952
London +6 2,820 £625 +8.70% 704
Work from Home +16 2,784 £500 +11.23% 1,015
UK excluding London +2 1,613 £463 +12.12% 1,359
North of England +2 430 £450 +12.50% 363
South East +1 343 £498 +17.06% 302
North West +3 298 £458 +14.38% 207
Midlands +4 251 £450 +12.50% 251
South West +15 208 £450 - 171
Scotland -5 164 £450 +5.88% 82
West Midlands -9 136 £450 +12.50% 144
East of England -5 127 £463 +10.45% 144
East Midlands +13 114 £435 +18.77% 107
Yorkshire -7 111 £450 +12.50% 117
Wales +3 81 £550 +27.17% 30
North East -3 22 £475 +15.15% 40
Northern Ireland +6 16 £480 +11.37% 17
Isle of Man - 1 £328 -

For the 6 months to 17 May 2022, 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 3,726 (69.45%) .NET
2 2,196 (40.93%) Azure
3 2,182 (40.67%) Agile
4 1,866 (34.78%) SQL
5 1,621 (30.21%) JavaScript
6 1,475 (27.49%) DevOps
7 1,419 (26.45%) SQL Server
8 1,169 (21.79%) Microsoft
9 1,130 (21.06%) Finance
10 1,047 (19.52%) CI/CD
11 997 (18.58%) Java
12 987 (18.40%) .NET Core
13 965 (17.99%) Software Engineering
14 962 (17.93%) Social Skills
15 928 (17.30%) .NET Framework
16 901 (16.79%) ASP.NET
17 858 (15.99%) HTML
18 857 (15.97%) Python
19 841 (15.68%) AngularJS
20 834 (15.55%) Microservices
21 796 (14.84%) Git (software)
22 774 (14.43%) Test Automation
23 764 (14.24%) TDD
24 761 (14.18%) CSS
24 761 (14.18%) React
25 712 (13.27%) Scrum
26 706 (13.16%) Full Stack Development
27 640 (11.93%) Banking
28 627 (11.69%) TypeScript
29 624 (11.63%) Windows

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
1 169 (3.15%) SharePoint
2 97 (1.81%) Confluence
3 81 (1.51%) BizTalk Server
4 67 (1.25%) CMS
5 57 (1.06%) Elasticsearch
6 54 (1.01%) Apache Spark
7 52 (0.97%) IIS
8 46 (0.86%) Oracle Coherence
9 37 (0.69%) Umbraco
10 22 (0.41%) Apache
10 22 (0.41%) EPiServer
11 18 (0.34%) Sitecore CMS
12 16 (0.30%) Sitefinity
13 15 (0.28%) MQSeries
14 11 (0.21%) Appian
14 11 (0.21%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 9 (0.17%) nginx
16 7 (0.13%) Ethereum
16 7 (0.13%) SharePoint 2013
16 7 (0.13%) Tomcat
Applications
1 96 (1.79%) Microsoft Excel
2 39 (0.73%) Microsoft Office
3 25 (0.47%) Spreadsheet
4 16 (0.30%) MS Visio
5 13 (0.24%) Microsoft Project
6 9 (0.17%) Simulink
7 4 (0.075%) Microsoft PowerPoint
8 3 (0.056%) Chatbot
8 3 (0.056%) Maya
9 2 (0.037%) 3ds Max
10 1 (0.019%) Adobe XD
10 1 (0.019%) Blender
10 1 (0.019%) GIMP
10 1 (0.019%) InfoPath
10 1 (0.019%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 66 (1.23%) Dynamics CRM
2 17 (0.32%) BusinessWorks
2 17 (0.32%) RMDS
3 12 (0.22%) SunGard Martini
4 11 (0.21%) Dynamics AX
4 11 (0.21%) Endur
5 10 (0.19%) Sentinel
6 9 (0.17%) Carpe Diem
6 9 (0.17%) Elite 3E
6 9 (0.17%) Payment Gateway
7 7 (0.13%) Magento
7 7 (0.13%) Refinitiv Enterprise Platform
7 7 (0.13%) Shopify
8 6 (0.11%) Dynamics NAV
8 6 (0.11%) thinkFolio
9 5 (0.093%) NetSuite
9 5 (0.093%) Primavera
10 4 (0.075%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
11 3 (0.056%) Orchestrade
11 3 (0.056%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 2,196 (40.93%) Azure
2 615 (11.46%) AWS
3 348 (6.49%) Serverless
4 289 (5.39%) Power Platform
5 248 (4.62%) Azure Service Bus
6 217 (4.04%) Azure Functions
7 197 (3.67%) Azure Logic Apps
8 162 (3.02%) Azure Cosmos DB
8 162 (3.02%) PaaS
9 159 (2.96%) GitHub
10 156 (2.91%) SaaS
11 155 (2.89%) Azure Data Factory
12 140 (2.61%) GCP
13 137 (2.55%) PowerApps
14 130 (2.42%) Dynamics 365
15 103 (1.92%) Azure Monitor
16 102 (1.90%) Microsoft 365
16 102 (1.90%) Power Automate
17 76 (1.42%) IaaS
18 72 (1.34%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 123 (2.29%) TCP/IP
2 53 (0.99%) Ethernet
3 46 (0.86%) Network Security
4 37 (0.69%) Firewall
5 31 (0.58%) HTTP
6 30 (0.56%) RTMP
7 28 (0.52%) Internet
8 25 (0.47%) DNS
9 17 (0.32%) Reverse Proxy
10 16 (0.30%) VPN
11 14 (0.26%) AMQP
12 11 (0.21%) BGP
13 9 (0.17%) SNMP
14 8 (0.15%) Intranet
14 8 (0.15%) SSL
15 7 (0.13%) Multicast
16 6 (0.11%) MQTT
16 6 (0.11%) SAN
16 6 (0.11%) Skype
16 6 (0.11%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,419 (26.45%) SQL Server
2 259 (4.83%) Relational Database
3 185 (3.45%) Power BI
4 178 (3.32%) NoSQL
5 169 (3.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 162 (3.02%) Data Warehouse
7 145 (2.70%) Azure SQL Database
8 136 (2.53%) PostgreSQL
9 133 (2.48%) Data Lake
10 121 (2.26%) Oracle Database
11 113 (2.11%) MongoDB
12 105 (1.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 78 (1.45%) MySQL
14 72 (1.34%) Big Data
15 68 (1.27%) Redis
16 65 (1.21%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 64 (1.19%) RDBMS
18 50 (0.93%) Tableau
19 43 (0.80%) Oracle Database 12c
20 36 (0.67%) Amazon DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 796 (14.84%) Git (software)
2 427 (7.96%) Visual Studio
3 405 (7.55%) JIRA
4 357 (6.65%) Jenkins
5 317 (5.91%) Selenium
6 281 (5.24%) TeamCity
7 245 (4.57%) SpecFlow
8 178 (3.32%) Team Foundation Server
9 148 (2.76%) Postman
10 143 (2.67%) NUnit
11 114 (2.12%) Bitbucket
12 98 (1.83%) Visual Studio Team System
13 97 (1.81%) Cypress.io
14 89 (1.66%) Octopus Deploy
15 86 (1.60%) Cucumber
16 80 (1.49%) JMeter
17 74 (1.38%) Subversion
18 70 (1.30%) Artifactory
18 70 (1.30%) Maven
19 66 (1.23%) Eclipse
General
1 1,130 (21.06%) Finance
2 962 (17.93%) Social Skills
3 640 (11.93%) Banking
4 579 (10.79%) Front Office
5 360 (6.71%) Investment Banking
6 288 (5.37%) Analytical Skills
7 218 (4.06%) Public Sector
8 111 (2.07%) Presentation Skills
9 76 (1.42%) Retail
10 67 (1.25%) Back Office
11 64 (1.19%) Legal
12 57 (1.06%) Games
13 55 (1.03%) Law
14 52 (0.97%) Marketing
15 47 (0.88%) Manufacturing
16 32 (0.60%) Pharmaceutical
17 31 (0.58%) Telecoms
18 30 (0.56%) Electronics
19 29 (0.54%) Military
20 25 (0.47%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 3,377 (62.95%) Developer
2 1,383 (25.78%) .NET Developer
3 1,133 (21.12%) C# Developer
4 510 (9.51%) C# .NET Developer
5 426 (7.94%) Software Engineer
6 383 (7.14%) Full Stack Developer
7 303 (5.65%) Senior Developer
8 274 (5.11%) Software Developer
9 261 (4.86%) Azure Developer
10 234 (4.36%) Architect
11 183 (3.41%) Analyst
12 158 (2.95%) React Developer
13 145 (2.70%) .NET Software Engineer
14 144 (2.68%) SQL Developer
15 139 (2.59%) C# Software Engineer
16 138 (2.57%) Azure Engineer
17 134 (2.50%) Angular Developer
18 126 (2.35%) Senior C# Developer
19 125 (2.33%) .NET Software Developer
20 120 (2.24%) DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3,726 (69.45%) .NET
2 987 (18.40%) .NET Core
3 928 (17.30%) .NET Framework
4 901 (16.79%) ASP.NET
5 858 (15.99%) HTML
6 841 (15.68%) AngularJS
7 761 (14.18%) CSS
7 761 (14.18%) React
8 483 (9.00%) ASP.NET Web API
9 363 (6.77%) REST
10 353 (6.58%) HTML5
11 326 (6.08%) Entity Framework
12 322 (6.00%) RESTful
13 308 (5.74%) Node.js
14 305 (5.68%) Web Services
15 293 (5.46%) WPF
16 278 (5.18%) XML
17 257 (4.79%) jQuery
18 251 (4.68%) ASP.NET MVC
19 219 (4.08%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 371 (6.92%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 280 (5.22%) Greenfield Project
3 246 (4.59%) User Experience
4 232 (4.32%) Derivative
5 208 (3.88%) Fixed Income
6 122 (2.27%) Equities
6 122 (2.27%) Hedge funds
7 102 (1.90%) Cloud Native
8 94 (1.75%) Data Structures
9 83 (1.55%) Enterprise Software
10 76 (1.42%) Algorithms
11 73 (1.36%) Legacy Systems
12 58 (1.08%) Mobile App
13 54 (1.01%) NHS
14 53 (0.99%) Public Cloud
15 48 (0.89%) Self-Motivation
16 46 (0.86%) Data Protection Act
16 46 (0.86%) Virtual Team
17 37 (0.69%) Credit Risk
18 36 (0.67%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 624 (11.63%) Windows
2 308 (5.74%) Linux
3 76 (1.42%) Unix
4 57 (1.06%) Windows Server
5 46 (0.86%) Android
6 42 (0.78%) Apple iOS
7 36 (0.67%) Windows 10
8 24 (0.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 15 (0.28%) Solaris
10 12 (0.22%) CentOS
10 12 (0.22%) Windows XP
11 11 (0.21%) Fedora
11 11 (0.21%) Oracle Linux
11 11 (0.21%) SUSE
12 8 (0.15%) Windows Server 2016
13 6 (0.11%) VMS
13 6 (0.11%) Windows Server 2012
14 4 (0.075%) Ubuntu
15 2 (0.037%) Debian
15 2 (0.037%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,182 (40.67%) Agile
2 1,475 (27.49%) DevOps
3 1,047 (19.52%) CI/CD
4 965 (17.99%) Software Engineering
5 834 (15.55%) Microservices
6 774 (14.43%) Test Automation
7 764 (14.24%) TDD
8 712 (13.27%) Scrum
9 706 (13.16%) Full Stack Development
10 603 (11.24%) MVC
11 499 (9.30%) OO
12 461 (8.59%) Continuous Integration
13 432 (8.05%) Problem-Solving
14 421 (7.85%) SDLC
15 393 (7.33%) Analytics
16 337 (6.28%) Unit Testing
17 316 (5.89%) BDD
18 276 (5.14%) Fintech
19 268 (5.00%) Migration
20 248 (4.62%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 1,866 (34.78%) SQL
2 1,621 (30.21%) JavaScript
3 997 (18.58%) Java
4 857 (15.97%) Python
5 627 (11.69%) TypeScript
6 533 (9.93%) C++
7 490 (9.13%) PowerShell
8 368 (6.86%) T-SQL
9 233 (4.34%) VB.NET
10 227 (4.23%) Go
11 187 (3.49%) PL/SQL
12 156 (2.91%) Bash
13 116 (2.16%) VB
14 107 (1.99%) C
15 99 (1.85%) PHP
16 89 (1.66%) VBA
17 61 (1.14%) Ruby
18 53 (0.99%) Scala
19 46 (0.86%) XAML
20 44 (0.82%) Perl
Qualifications
1 453 (8.44%) Security Cleared
2 405 (7.55%) SC Cleared
3 281 (5.24%) Degree
4 119 (2.22%) Computer Science Degree
5 39 (0.73%) BPSS Clearance
5 39 (0.73%) Numerate Degree
6 38 (0.71%) DV Cleared
7 35 (0.65%) ISTQB
8 22 (0.41%) FFIEC
9 20 (0.37%) Microsoft Certification
10 19 (0.35%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 16 (0.30%) PMP
12 14 (0.26%) PhD
13 13 (0.24%) ISEB
13 13 (0.24%) PMI Certification
14 12 (0.22%) Master's Degree
14 12 (0.22%) RHCE
14 12 (0.22%) RHCSA
15 7 (0.13%) CFA
15 7 (0.13%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 290 (5.41%) QA
2 44 (0.82%) Data Quality
3 41 (0.76%) Accessibility
4 30 (0.56%) PCI DSS
5 22 (0.41%) GLBA
5 22 (0.41%) NIST
6 17 (0.32%) MiFID
7 15 (0.28%) WCAG
8 9 (0.17%) GDPR
8 9 (0.17%) SLA
9 8 (0.15%) EMIR
9 8 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 27005
10 5 (0.093%) Actionable Recommendations
10 5 (0.093%) GRC
10 5 (0.093%) HL7
10 5 (0.093%) IEC 62304
11 4 (0.075%) DICOM
11 4 (0.075%) Disclosure Scotland
11 4 (0.075%) PMO
12 3 (0.056%) ISO 13485
System Software
1 513 (9.56%) Docker
2 120 (2.24%) Active Directory
3 31 (0.58%) Virtual Machines
4 29 (0.54%) VMware Infrastructure
5 20 (0.37%) VMware NSX
6 15 (0.28%) vSphere
7 11 (0.21%) Citrix Hypervisor
8 10 (0.19%) Firmware
9 9 (0.17%) GridGain
9 9 (0.17%) Oracle RAC
10 7 (0.13%) Virtual Desktop
11 5 (0.093%) LXC
12 4 (0.075%) VMware ESXi
13 3 (0.056%) DFS Replication
14 2 (0.037%) Platform Symphony
15 1 (0.019%) Hyper-V
15 1 (0.019%) Squid
Systems Management
1 521 (9.71%) Kubernetes
2 302 (5.63%) Terraform
3 158 (2.95%) Ansible
4 43 (0.80%) ITRS Geneos
5 38 (0.71%) BladeLogic
6 32 (0.60%) Opscode Chef
6 32 (0.60%) Puppet
7 30 (0.56%) Prometheus
8 27 (0.50%) Grafana
9 22 (0.41%) MIIS
9 22 (0.41%) PowerCLI
10 16 (0.30%) Kibana
10 16 (0.30%) vRealize
11 13 (0.24%) SCOM
11 13 (0.24%) SCVMM
12 12 (0.22%) WMI
13 11 (0.21%) Rancher
13 11 (0.21%) vRealize Orchestrator
14 10 (0.19%) Single Sign-On
15 9 (0.17%) Docker Swarm
Vendors
1 1,169 (21.79%) Microsoft
2 549 (10.23%) Oracle
3 153 (2.85%) Databricks
4 108 (2.01%) Google
5 90 (1.68%) TIBCO
6 72 (1.34%) DevExpress
7 71 (1.32%) SAP
8 58 (1.08%) Sitecore
9 56 (1.04%) IBM
10 50 (0.93%) VMware
11 49 (0.91%) Splunk
12 46 (0.86%) Atlassian
12 46 (0.86%) Citrix
12 46 (0.86%) Telerik
13 30 (0.56%) Dynatrace
14 27 (0.50%) Red Hat
15 25 (0.47%) Xamarin
16 23 (0.43%) BMC
16 23 (0.43%) SaltStack
17 22 (0.41%) Salesforce.com