Period
to 25 September 2020

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 25 September 2020 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
25 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 24 17 11
Rank change year-on-year -7 -6 +7
Contract jobs citing C# 1,858 6,820 8,967
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 6.25% 7.72% 8.72%
As % of the Programming Languages category 14.76% 18.30% 19.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,541 5,281 6,850
Median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £320 £325 £313
90th Percentile £700 £625 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £413 £388
% change year-on-year - +6.45% +6.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 101 107
Median hourly rate £45.00 £44.50 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.12% +4.71% -
10th Percentile £26.83 £35.00 £23.35
90th Percentile £57.50 £57.50 £54.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.46 £45.00 £42.25
% change year-on-year +1.01% +6.51% -0.59%

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 12,585 37,274 45,746
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 42.33% 42.20% 44.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,310 25,800 32,176
Median daily rate £488 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.63% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £313 £320 £313
90th Percentile £688 £650 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £430 £425 £415
% change year-on-year +1.18% +2.41% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 327 685 716
Median hourly rate £35.00 £44.00 £41.53
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.45% +5.95% +3.83%
10th Percentile £13.75 £20.23 £16.25
90th Percentile £53.75 £55.50 £52.50
Median hourly rate £35.00 £44.00 £42.00
% change year-on-year -20.45% +4.76% +5.00%

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 25 September 2020.

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 25 September 2020.

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 25 September 2020. 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 -10 1,614 £475 +5.56% 1,803
London -4 978 £550 +10.00% 463
UK excluding London -12 756 £413 - 1,489
Work from Home -10 297 £450 +5.88% 300
South East -17 186 £450 +2.86% 343
Scotland +10 137 £445 +4.71% 94
North of England -30 135 £375 -0.66% 451
Midlands -15 108 £375 -7.41% 222
South West -17 98 £420 +0.90% 172
North West -24 83 £375 -0.13% 268
West Midlands -12 75 £375 -11.76% 126
East of England -6 71 £475 +11.76% 151
Yorkshire -30 38 £363 -3.33% 137
East Midlands -15 33 £363 -5.84% 95
North East -13 14 £413 +3.13% 46
Wales -15 13 £400 -1.84% 40
Northern Ireland -2 8 £431 +0.23% 17

For the 6 months to 25 September 2020, 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 1,168 (62.86%) .NET
2 718 (38.64%) Agile Software Development
3 680 (36.60%) Azure
4 649 (34.93%) SQL
5 570 (30.68%) JavaScript
6 533 (28.69%) SQL Server
7 462 (24.87%) Microsoft
8 400 (21.53%) ASP.NET
9 376 (20.24%) DevOps
10 346 (18.62%) AngularJS
11 343 (18.46%) Finance
12 341 (18.35%) .NET Core
13 338 (18.19%) Java
14 323 (17.38%) Python
15 313 (16.85%) Microservices
16 303 (16.31%) HTML
17 260 (13.99%) CSS
18 258 (13.89%) .NET Framework
19 257 (13.83%) Git (software)
20 248 (13.35%) React
21 241 (12.97%) Test Automation
22 234 (12.59%) Web Services
23 233 (12.54%) MVC
23 233 (12.54%) AWS
24 231 (12.43%) Software Engineering
25 224 (12.06%) Front Office
26 223 (12.00%) PowerShell
27 222 (11.95%) Banking
28 219 (11.79%) TDD
29 214 (11.52%) 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
1 142 (7.64%) SharePoint
2 60 (3.23%) IIS
3 54 (2.91%) Confluence
4 30 (1.61%) CMS
5 25 (1.35%) NServiceBus
6 24 (1.29%) Apache Spark
7 21 (1.13%) Elasticsearch
7 21 (1.13%) Umbraco
8 16 (0.86%) BizTalk Server
9 13 (0.70%) Apache
10 11 (0.59%) SharePoint 2013
11 9 (0.48%) EPiServer
11 9 (0.48%) Moodle
11 9 (0.48%) Sitecore CMS
12 7 (0.38%) nginx
13 5 (0.27%) Kentico
14 4 (0.22%) Apache Pig
14 4 (0.22%) Jupyter
14 4 (0.22%) SharePoint 2010
14 4 (0.22%) Sitefinity
Applications
1 37 (1.99%) Microsoft Excel
2 32 (1.72%) Microsoft Office
3 15 (0.81%) Chatbot
4 14 (0.75%) InfoPath
5 13 (0.70%) Photoshop
6 9 (0.48%) Acrobat
7 8 (0.43%) MS Visio
8 3 (0.16%) Maya
9 2 (0.11%) LaTeX
9 2 (0.11%) Microsoft PowerPoint
9 2 (0.11%) Microsoft Project
10 1 (0.054%) Blender
10 1 (0.054%) Sketch
10 1 (0.054%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 121 (6.51%) Dynamics CRM
2 12 (0.65%) SunGard Martini
3 8 (0.43%) Visualfiles
4 6 (0.32%) Dynamics NAV
5 5 (0.27%) Dynamics AX
6 4 (0.22%) Distributed Ledger
6 4 (0.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 4 (0.22%) Teamcenter
7 3 (0.16%) Endur
7 3 (0.16%) NetSuite
7 3 (0.16%) Sage 200
7 3 (0.16%) SAP ERP
7 3 (0.16%) SmartPlant
8 2 (0.11%) Adobe Campaign
8 2 (0.11%) Advent Geneva
8 2 (0.11%) RMDS
8 2 (0.11%) SAP Hybris
9 1 (0.054%) Front Arena
9 1 (0.054%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
9 1 (0.054%) Sophis RISQUE
Cloud Services
1 680 (36.60%) Azure
2 233 (12.54%) AWS
3 149 (8.02%) Power Platform
4 96 (5.17%) Serverless
5 90 (4.84%) Logic Apps
6 76 (4.09%) Dynamics 365
7 60 (3.23%) GCP
8 57 (3.07%) Power Automate
9 56 (3.01%) Azure Data Factory
10 52 (2.80%) Azure Functions
11 46 (2.48%) PaaS
12 43 (2.31%) PowerApps
13 39 (2.10%) GitHub
14 35 (1.88%) AWS Lambda
15 31 (1.67%) Office 365
16 27 (1.45%) SaaS
17 24 (1.29%) Cloud Computing
18 23 (1.24%) Amazon S3
18 23 (1.24%) Azure Active Directory
19 22 (1.18%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 25 (1.35%) Firewall
2 22 (1.18%) TCP/IP
3 19 (1.02%) Internet
4 16 (0.86%) SNMP
5 15 (0.81%) HTTP
6 14 (0.75%) Reverse Proxy
6 14 (0.75%) VLAN
7 13 (0.70%) DNS
8 11 (0.59%) Intranet
9 9 (0.48%) Ethernet
10 8 (0.43%) Skype
11 7 (0.38%) Kerberos
12 6 (0.32%) Network Security
12 6 (0.32%) RTMP
13 5 (0.27%) Remote Desktop
14 4 (0.22%) DHCP
14 4 (0.22%) Modbus
14 4 (0.22%) MQTT
14 4 (0.22%) RS-485
15 3 (0.16%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 533 (28.69%) SQL Server
2 90 (4.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 87 (4.68%) Azure SQL Database
4 86 (4.63%) MongoDB
5 82 (4.41%) Power BI
6 80 (4.31%) NoSQL
7 77 (4.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 69 (3.71%) Relational Database
9 58 (3.12%) Big Data
10 49 (2.64%) Cosmos DB
10 49 (2.64%) Data Warehouse
11 44 (2.37%) PostgreSQL
12 43 (2.31%) MySQL
13 41 (2.21%) Redis
14 39 (2.10%) Oracle Database
15 36 (1.94%) Data Lake
16 32 (1.72%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 22 (1.18%) SQL Server 2008
18 21 (1.13%) SQL Server 2017
19 18 (0.97%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 257 (13.83%) Git (software)
2 188 (10.12%) Visual Studio
3 114 (6.14%) JIRA
4 111 (5.97%) Selenium
5 100 (5.38%) Team Foundation Server
6 99 (5.33%) Jenkins
7 97 (5.22%) TeamCity
8 77 (4.14%) SpecFlow
9 51 (2.74%) NUnit
9 51 (2.74%) Octopus Deploy
10 48 (2.58%) Subversion
11 46 (2.48%) Visual Studio Team System
12 35 (1.88%) Bitbucket
13 34 (1.83%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 29 (1.56%) Postman
15 24 (1.29%) webpack
16 21 (1.13%) Maven
17 19 (1.02%) GitLab
17 19 (1.02%) MSTest
17 19 (1.02%) Oracle APEX
General
1 343 (18.46%) Finance
2 224 (12.06%) Front Office
3 222 (11.95%) Banking
4 131 (7.05%) Investment Banking
5 108 (5.81%) Public Sector
6 38 (2.05%) Marketing
7 37 (1.99%) Games
8 25 (1.35%) Back Office
8 25 (1.35%) Law
9 20 (1.08%) Electronics
9 20 (1.08%) Manufacturing
10 19 (1.02%) Telecoms
11 18 (0.97%) Aerospace
12 16 (0.86%) Military
13 14 (0.75%) Retail
14 11 (0.59%) Financial Institution
15 10 (0.54%) Legal
16 6 (0.32%) Advertising
16 6 (0.32%) French Language
16 6 (0.32%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 1,170 (62.97%) Developer
2 422 (22.71%) C# Developer
3 414 (22.28%) .NET Developer
4 159 (8.56%) C# .NET Developer
5 121 (6.51%) Full Stack Developer
6 106 (5.71%) Software Engineer
7 103 (5.54%) Azure Developer
8 94 (5.06%) SQL Developer
9 86 (4.63%) Senior Developer
10 68 (3.66%) Architect
11 66 (3.55%) AWS Engineer
11 66 (3.55%) Software Developer
12 61 (3.28%) React Developer
13 58 (3.12%) Analyst
13 58 (3.12%) DevOps Engineer
14 56 (3.01%) Angular Developer
15 51 (2.74%) Azure Engineer
16 50 (2.69%) Consultant
17 48 (2.58%) Microsoft Developer
18 46 (2.48%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,168 (62.86%) .NET
2 400 (21.53%) ASP.NET
3 346 (18.62%) AngularJS
4 341 (18.35%) .NET Core
5 303 (16.31%) HTML
6 260 (13.99%) CSS
7 258 (13.89%) .NET Framework
8 248 (13.35%) React
9 234 (12.59%) Web Services
10 162 (8.72%) ASP.NET Web API
11 158 (8.50%) REST
12 131 (7.05%) Entity Framework
13 122 (6.57%) RESTful
14 109 (5.87%) WPF
15 105 (5.65%) ASP.NET Core
15 105 (5.65%) HTML5
15 105 (5.65%) XML
16 104 (5.60%) jQuery
17 97 (5.22%) ASP.NET MVC
18 94 (5.06%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 124 (6.67%) Derivative
2 118 (6.35%) Fixed Income
3 116 (6.24%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 95 (5.11%) Analytical Skills
5 87 (4.68%) Greenfield Project
6 78 (4.20%) Hedge funds
7 77 (4.14%) Equities
7 77 (4.14%) User Experience
8 30 (1.61%) Self-Motivation
9 24 (1.29%) Management Information System
9 24 (1.29%) Private Cloud
10 22 (1.18%) Hybrid Cloud
11 21 (1.13%) Data Structures
11 21 (1.13%) Mobile App
12 20 (1.08%) Cloud Native
13 18 (0.97%) Client/Server
14 17 (0.91%) Enterprise Software
14 17 (0.91%) N-Tier
15 15 (0.81%) Virtual Team
16 13 (0.70%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 214 (11.52%) Windows
2 112 (6.03%) Linux
3 65 (3.50%) Windows Server
4 35 (1.88%) Android
5 33 (1.78%) Apple iOS
5 33 (1.78%) Windows Server 2016
6 23 (1.24%) Windows Server 2012
7 21 (1.13%) Windows 10
8 19 (1.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 18 (0.97%) CentOS
10 13 (0.70%) Unix
11 5 (0.27%) Windows Mobile
11 5 (0.27%) Windows Server 2008
12 4 (0.22%) Debian
12 4 (0.22%) Ubuntu
13 2 (0.11%) Windows 7
14 1 (0.054%) Embedded Linux
14 1 (0.054%) FreeRTOS
14 1 (0.054%) Mac OS
14 1 (0.054%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 718 (38.64%) Agile Software Development
2 376 (20.24%) DevOps
3 313 (16.85%) Microservices
4 241 (12.97%) Test Automation
5 233 (12.54%) MVC
6 231 (12.43%) Software Engineering
7 219 (11.79%) TDD
8 185 (9.96%) Scrum
9 177 (9.53%) Migration
10 165 (8.88%) Continuous Integration
11 148 (7.97%) Unit Testing
12 136 (7.32%) Problem-Solving
13 130 (7.00%) CRM
14 117 (6.30%) BDD
15 115 (6.19%) Business Intelligence
16 108 (5.81%) Fintech
17 102 (5.49%) Web Development
18 101 (5.44%) OO
19 100 (5.38%) Asset Management
20 96 (5.17%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 649 (34.93%) SQL
2 570 (30.68%) JavaScript
3 338 (18.19%) Java
4 323 (17.38%) Python
5 223 (12.00%) PowerShell
6 192 (10.33%) C++
7 134 (7.21%) T-SQL
8 109 (5.87%) TypeScript
9 55 (2.96%) VB.NET
10 50 (2.69%) VB
11 49 (2.64%) Bash Shell
12 42 (2.26%) C
13 40 (2.15%) VBA
14 39 (2.10%) Go
15 31 (1.67%) Kotlin
15 31 (1.67%) PHP
16 30 (1.61%) PL/SQL
16 30 (1.61%) R
17 29 (1.56%) Scala
18 24 (1.29%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 190 (10.23%) Security Cleared
2 133 (7.16%) SC Cleared
3 126 (6.78%) Degree
4 41 (2.21%) Computer Science Degree
5 34 (1.83%) DV Cleared
6 33 (1.78%) Master's Degree
7 23 (1.24%) BPSS Clearance
8 20 (1.08%) ISTQB
9 15 (0.81%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 10 (0.54%) ISEB
10 10 (0.54%) Microsoft Certification
11 6 (0.32%) CISSP
11 6 (0.32%) CompTIA Security+
11 6 (0.32%) GCFA
12 5 (0.27%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
12 5 (0.27%) MCSD
12 5 (0.27%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 4 (0.22%) AWS Certification
13 4 (0.22%) TOGAF Certification
14 3 (0.16%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 68 (3.66%) QA
2 29 (1.56%) Data Quality
3 7 (0.38%) NIST
4 6 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 6 (0.32%) Solvency II
5 4 (0.22%) Government Security Classifications
5 4 (0.22%) NCSC
6 2 (0.11%) Disclosure Scotland
6 2 (0.11%) SEPA
6 2 (0.11%) SLA
6 2 (0.11%) WCAG
7 1 (0.054%) CDISC
7 1 (0.054%) EMIR
7 1 (0.054%) FINREP
7 1 (0.054%) HL7
7 1 (0.054%) MiFID
7 1 (0.054%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.054%) PMO
7 1 (0.054%) TARGET2
7 1 (0.054%) WAI
System Software
1 197 (10.60%) Docker
2 66 (3.55%) Active Directory
3 25 (1.35%) VMware Infrastructure
4 15 (0.81%) vSphere
5 11 (0.59%) Hyper-V
6 8 (0.43%) VMware ESXi
7 6 (0.32%) VMware Workstation
8 4 (0.22%) LXC
9 3 (0.16%) Virtual Machines
9 3 (0.16%) VMware NSX
10 2 (0.11%) Oracle RAC
10 2 (0.11%) PowerDNS
10 2 (0.11%) vCloud
11 1 (0.054%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 1 (0.054%) Firmware
11 1 (0.054%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 1 (0.054%) Virtual Servers
11 1 (0.054%) XenApp
11 1 (0.054%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 161 (8.67%) Kubernetes
2 88 (4.74%) Terraform
3 63 (3.39%) Ansible
4 31 (1.67%) Opscode Chef
4 31 (1.67%) Puppet
5 18 (0.97%) Grafana
6 17 (0.91%) Prometheus
7 16 (0.86%) Packer
8 15 (0.81%) ZABBIX
9 8 (0.43%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 7 (0.38%) HP ALM
11 6 (0.32%) HP Fortify
11 6 (0.32%) Single Sign-On
12 5 (0.27%) Kibana
13 4 (0.22%) Control-M
13 4 (0.22%) PowerCLI
14 3 (0.16%) Foglight
14 3 (0.16%) Microsoft Clustering
15 2 (0.11%) HAProxy
15 2 (0.11%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 462 (24.87%) Microsoft
2 120 (6.46%) Oracle
3 72 (3.88%) Databricks
4 46 (2.48%) Atlassian
5 44 (2.37%) Google
6 38 (2.05%) SAP
7 30 (1.61%) Xamarin
8 27 (1.45%) VMware
9 25 (1.35%) StreamSets
10 22 (1.18%) Salesforce.com
10 22 (1.18%) Tableau
11 20 (1.08%) Dell
12 19 (1.02%) DevExpress
13 17 (0.91%) Adobe
13 17 (0.91%) Splunk
14 16 (0.86%) Sitecore
15 14 (0.75%) EMC
15 14 (0.75%) Sybase
16 12 (0.65%) MuleSoft
16 12 (0.65%) SunGard