Period
to 12 July 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 12 July 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
12 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 20 17 12
Rank change year-on-year -3 -5 +7
Contract jobs citing C# 2,936 7,381 8,735
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 7.16% 7.85% 8.41%
As % of the Programming Languages category 17.29% 18.40% 19.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,220 5,716 6,639
Median daily rate £475 £450 £430
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +4.65% +4.24%
10th Percentile £325 £325 £313
90th Percentile £675 £625 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £413 £380
% change year-on-year +1.82% +8.55% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 110 102
Median hourly rate £45.00 £43.00 £42.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.65% +1.78% -0.59%
10th Percentile £20.50 £31.25 £26.25
90th Percentile £55.25 £55.25 £48.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £43.00 £41.00
% change year-on-year +4.65% +4.88% -3.53%

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 16,977 40,121 45,435
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 41.39% 42.67% 43.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 11,374 27,815 31,734
Median daily rate £495 £475 £460
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.26% +3.26% +4.55%
10th Percentile £325 £325 £313
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £410
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 376 738 802
Median hourly rate £35.00 £43.00 £41.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.60% +4.88% -
10th Percentile £17.89 £20.23 £16.25
90th Percentile £56.25 £55.00 £52.50
Median hourly rate £35.00 £43.50 £40.50
% change year-on-year -19.54% +7.41% -2.41%

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 12 July 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 12 July 2020.

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 12 July 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 -3 2,643 £475 +5.56% 1,386
London +3 1,491 £525 +5.00% 325
UK excluding London -10 1,360 £420 +1.82% 1,175
South East -21 348 £408 -9.25% 285
North of England -24 247 £375 -2.60% 318
South West -5 204 £450 +5.88% 122
Midlands -6 188 £425 +4.94% 219
Scotland +6 180 £413 +6.45% 66
Work from Home -2 175 £425 - 247
West Midlands -3 138 £475 +11.76% 114
East of England +10 133 £425 +3.03% 117
North West -23 132 £388 - 185
Yorkshire -16 84 £356 -5.00% 94
East Midlands -7 50 £350 -7.89% 104
Wales -8 48 £445 +3.49% 30
North East -10 31 £390 -2.50% 39
Northern Ireland +6 14 £455 +34.81% 20
Channel Islands - 1 £425 -

For the 6 months to 12 July 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 1,980 (67.44%) .NET
2 1,147 (39.07%) Agile Software Development
3 1,093 (37.23%) Azure
4 1,068 (36.38%) SQL
5 929 (31.64%) SQL Server
6 926 (31.54%) JavaScript
7 667 (22.72%) Microsoft
8 658 (22.41%) ASP.NET
9 599 (20.40%) AngularJS
10 595 (20.27%) DevOps
11 552 (18.80%) Finance
12 534 (18.19%) HTML
13 523 (17.81%) MVC
14 514 (17.51%) .NET Core
15 460 (15.67%) Microservices
16 438 (14.92%) Java
17 437 (14.88%) .NET Framework
18 425 (14.48%) CSS
19 419 (14.27%) Python
20 387 (13.18%) React
21 386 (13.15%) Web Services
22 375 (12.77%) TDD
23 361 (12.30%) Test Automation
24 358 (12.19%) Scrum
25 352 (11.99%) Git (software)
26 350 (11.92%) AWS
27 332 (11.31%) Software Engineering
28 327 (11.14%) Docker
29 325 (11.07%) Front Office
30 310 (10.56%) 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
1 171 (5.82%) SharePoint
2 91 (3.10%) IIS
3 63 (2.15%) Confluence
4 60 (2.04%) CMS
5 43 (1.46%) Elasticsearch
6 33 (1.12%) Apache Spark
7 30 (1.02%) Umbraco
8 28 (0.95%) BizTalk Server
9 26 (0.89%) NServiceBus
10 18 (0.61%) SharePoint 2013
11 16 (0.54%) Apache
12 14 (0.48%) Oracle Coherence
12 14 (0.48%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 14 (0.48%) Sitecore CMS
13 12 (0.41%) EPiServer
14 10 (0.34%) SAS
15 9 (0.31%) nginx
16 7 (0.24%) Kentico
17 5 (0.17%) K2 blackpearl
17 5 (0.17%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 85 (2.90%) Microsoft Excel
2 47 (1.60%) Microsoft Office
3 15 (0.51%) Chatbot
4 14 (0.48%) Photoshop
5 10 (0.34%) Acrobat
6 8 (0.27%) InfoPath
7 7 (0.24%) MS Visio
8 6 (0.20%) Figma
9 5 (0.17%) Microsoft PowerPoint
10 4 (0.14%) Simulink
11 2 (0.068%) Adobe XD
11 2 (0.068%) LaTeX
11 2 (0.068%) Microsoft Project
11 2 (0.068%) SOLIDWORKS
11 2 (0.068%) Spreadsheet
12 1 (0.034%) 3ds Max
12 1 (0.034%) CINEMA 4D
12 1 (0.034%) EngageOne
12 1 (0.034%) Maya
12 1 (0.034%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 129 (4.39%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (0.27%) Sophis RISQUE
2 8 (0.27%) Visualfiles
3 7 (0.24%) Distributed Ledger
4 6 (0.20%) NetSuite
5 4 (0.14%) Adobe Campaign
5 4 (0.14%) Dynamics AX
5 4 (0.14%) Endur
5 4 (0.14%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 3 (0.10%) BusinessWorks
6 3 (0.10%) Dynamics NAV
6 3 (0.10%) Front Arena
6 3 (0.10%) Magento
6 3 (0.10%) Payment Gateway
7 2 (0.068%) Maximo
7 2 (0.068%) Orchestrade
7 2 (0.068%) RMDS
7 2 (0.068%) SAP Business One
7 2 (0.068%) Shopify
7 2 (0.068%) SunGard Martini
Cloud Services
1 1,093 (37.23%) Azure
2 350 (11.92%) AWS
3 146 (4.97%) Serverless
4 139 (4.73%) Power Platform
5 109 (3.71%) Dynamics 365
6 92 (3.13%) GCP
7 87 (2.96%) GitHub
8 75 (2.55%) PaaS
9 72 (2.45%) SaaS
10 70 (2.38%) Azure Functions
11 67 (2.28%) Logic Apps
12 61 (2.08%) Azure Data Factory
13 52 (1.77%) AWS Lambda
14 43 (1.46%) Azure Active Directory
15 33 (1.12%) Amazon S3
15 33 (1.12%) Office 365
16 29 (0.99%) IaaS
17 25 (0.85%) Cloud Computing
18 21 (0.72%) Power Automate
19 19 (0.65%) AWS Step Functions
Communications & Networking
1 34 (1.16%) TCP/IP
2 23 (0.78%) HTTP
3 20 (0.68%) DNS
4 19 (0.65%) Ethernet
5 17 (0.58%) Internet
6 16 (0.54%) Firewall
7 14 (0.48%) Kerberos
8 13 (0.44%) Intranet
9 12 (0.41%) RTMP
10 11 (0.37%) SSL
11 10 (0.34%) SNMP
12 8 (0.27%) Reverse Proxy
12 8 (0.27%) Skype
12 8 (0.27%) VLAN
13 6 (0.20%) AMQP
13 6 (0.20%) Bluetooth
14 5 (0.17%) Network Security
15 4 (0.14%) VoIP
15 4 (0.14%) VPN
15 4 (0.14%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 929 (31.64%) SQL Server
2 136 (4.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 135 (4.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 114 (3.88%) Azure SQL Database
5 103 (3.51%) NoSQL
5 103 (3.51%) Power BI
6 102 (3.47%) MongoDB
7 91 (3.10%) Data Warehouse
8 86 (2.93%) Relational Database
9 85 (2.90%) Big Data
10 77 (2.62%) MySQL
11 71 (2.42%) Redis
11 71 (2.42%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 65 (2.21%) Data Lake
13 61 (2.08%) PostgreSQL
14 57 (1.94%) Cosmos DB
15 52 (1.77%) Oracle Database
16 44 (1.50%) Microsoft Analysis Services
16 44 (1.50%) SQL Server 2008
17 31 (1.06%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 352 (11.99%) Git (software)
2 292 (9.95%) Visual Studio
3 176 (5.99%) Selenium
4 169 (5.76%) JIRA
5 158 (5.38%) Team Foundation Server
6 139 (4.73%) TeamCity
7 133 (4.53%) SpecFlow
8 96 (3.27%) Jenkins
9 88 (3.00%) Octopus Deploy
10 74 (2.52%) NUnit
10 74 (2.52%) Subversion
11 69 (2.35%) Visual Studio Team System
12 44 (1.50%) WebDriver
13 43 (1.46%) SoapUI
14 42 (1.43%) Cucumber
15 40 (1.36%) Bitbucket
16 39 (1.33%) Postman
17 36 (1.23%) webpack
18 28 (0.95%) Eclipse
19 27 (0.92%) JMeter
General
1 552 (18.80%) Finance
2 325 (11.07%) Front Office
3 265 (9.03%) Banking
4 155 (5.28%) Public Sector
5 133 (4.53%) Investment Banking
6 65 (2.21%) Retail
7 59 (2.01%) Games
8 45 (1.53%) Back Office
9 39 (1.33%) Marketing
10 36 (1.23%) Law
11 28 (0.95%) Aerospace
12 22 (0.75%) Military
13 16 (0.54%) Telecoms
14 14 (0.48%) Financial Institution
15 13 (0.44%) Electronics
15 13 (0.44%) Legal
16 12 (0.41%) International Banking
16 12 (0.41%) Manufacturing
17 7 (0.24%) Local Government
17 7 (0.24%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 2,001 (68.15%) Developer
2 770 (26.23%) .NET Developer
3 747 (25.44%) C# Developer
4 302 (10.29%) C# .NET Developer
5 194 (6.61%) Full Stack Developer
6 149 (5.07%) Software Engineer
7 144 (4.90%) Software Developer
8 135 (4.60%) Senior Developer
9 132 (4.50%) Azure Developer
10 130 (4.43%) SQL Developer
11 104 (3.54%) Architect
12 92 (3.13%) Angular Developer
13 82 (2.79%) React Developer
14 81 (2.76%) Analyst
15 79 (2.69%) AWS Engineer
16 75 (2.55%) Senior .NET Developer
17 73 (2.49%) DevOps Engineer
18 71 (2.42%) Front Office Developer
18 71 (2.42%) Java Developer
19 67 (2.28%) ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,980 (67.44%) .NET
2 658 (22.41%) ASP.NET
3 599 (20.40%) AngularJS
4 534 (18.19%) HTML
5 514 (17.51%) .NET Core
6 437 (14.88%) .NET Framework
7 425 (14.48%) CSS
8 387 (13.18%) React
9 386 (13.15%) Web Services
10 257 (8.75%) ASP.NET Web API
11 246 (8.38%) Entity Framework
12 222 (7.56%) ASP.NET MVC
13 217 (7.39%) jQuery
14 211 (7.19%) WPF
15 203 (6.91%) REST
16 182 (6.20%) RESTful
17 180 (6.13%) WCF
18 171 (5.82%) XML
19 170 (5.79%) HTML5
20 165 (5.62%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 176 (5.99%) Greenfield Project
2 154 (5.25%) Analytical Skills
3 151 (5.14%) Fixed Income
4 149 (5.07%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 128 (4.36%) Derivative
6 116 (3.95%) User Experience
7 76 (2.59%) Hedge funds
8 71 (2.42%) Equities
9 52 (1.77%) Self-Motivation
10 44 (1.50%) Cloud Native
11 38 (1.29%) Enterprise Software
12 34 (1.16%) Data Structures
13 30 (1.02%) Mobile App
14 26 (0.89%) Management Information System
15 24 (0.82%) Algorithms
15 24 (0.82%) N-Tier
16 21 (0.72%) Virtual Team
17 20 (0.68%) Robotics
18 19 (0.65%) Private Cloud
19 18 (0.61%) Augmented Reality
Operating Systems
1 310 (10.56%) Windows
2 163 (5.55%) Linux
3 81 (2.76%) Windows Server
4 46 (1.57%) Android
5 31 (1.06%) Apple iOS
6 29 (0.99%) Windows Server 2016
7 26 (0.89%) Windows 10
8 25 (0.85%) Windows Server 2012
9 20 (0.68%) Unix
10 16 (0.54%) Windows Server 2008
11 15 (0.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 14 (0.48%) CentOS
13 8 (0.27%) Mac OS
13 8 (0.27%) Ubuntu
14 6 (0.20%) VMS
14 6 (0.20%) Windows 7
15 5 (0.17%) Debian
16 4 (0.14%) Solaris
17 3 (0.10%) MVS
18 1 (0.034%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,147 (39.07%) Agile Software Development
2 595 (20.27%) DevOps
3 523 (17.81%) MVC
4 460 (15.67%) Microservices
5 375 (12.77%) TDD
6 361 (12.30%) Test Automation
7 358 (12.19%) Scrum
8 332 (11.31%) Software Engineering
9 258 (8.79%) Continuous Integration
10 237 (8.07%) Unit Testing
11 202 (6.88%) BDD
12 198 (6.74%) OO
13 177 (6.03%) Migration
14 176 (5.99%) Web Development
15 167 (5.69%) Problem-Solving
16 163 (5.55%) CRM
17 148 (5.04%) SDLC
18 134 (4.56%) Business Intelligence
19 126 (4.29%) Computer Science
20 122 (4.16%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 1,068 (36.38%) SQL
2 926 (31.54%) JavaScript
3 438 (14.92%) Java
4 419 (14.27%) Python
5 255 (8.69%) T-SQL
6 227 (7.73%) C++
7 217 (7.39%) PowerShell
8 213 (7.25%) TypeScript
9 110 (3.75%) VB.NET
10 88 (3.00%) VBA
11 75 (2.55%) VB
12 70 (2.38%) C
13 40 (1.36%) PL/SQL
14 39 (1.33%) Bash Shell
15 37 (1.26%) Ruby
16 36 (1.23%) R
17 32 (1.09%) PHP
18 31 (1.06%) XAML
19 30 (1.02%) Go
20 29 (0.99%) Scala
Qualifications
1 254 (8.65%) Security Cleared
2 201 (6.85%) SC Cleared
3 195 (6.64%) Degree
4 64 (2.18%) Computer Science Degree
5 39 (1.33%) DV Cleared
6 34 (1.16%) ISTQB
7 28 (0.95%) Master's Degree
8 26 (0.89%) Microsoft Certification
9 16 (0.54%) ISEB
10 14 (0.48%) BPSS Clearance
11 12 (0.41%) MCITP
12 8 (0.27%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 6 (0.20%) CISSP
13 6 (0.20%) MCAD
13 6 (0.20%) MCPD
14 5 (0.17%) MCSD
14 5 (0.17%) Numerate Degree
15 4 (0.14%) MCSE
15 4 (0.14%) PhD
16 3 (0.10%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 117 (3.99%) QA
2 14 (0.48%) Data Quality
3 8 (0.27%) SLA
4 7 (0.24%) Solvency II
5 4 (0.14%) DO-254
5 4 (0.14%) Government Security Classifications
5 4 (0.14%) MiFID
6 3 (0.10%) Disclosure Scotland
6 3 (0.10%) GDPR
7 2 (0.068%) EMIR
7 2 (0.068%) PCI DSS
7 2 (0.068%) WCAG
8 1 (0.034%) CDISC
8 1 (0.034%) FINREP
8 1 (0.034%) IEC 62304
8 1 (0.034%) NIST
8 1 (0.034%) PMO
System Software
1 327 (11.14%) Docker
2 87 (2.96%) Active Directory
3 20 (0.68%) Virtual Machines
4 19 (0.65%) VMware Infrastructure
5 12 (0.41%) vSphere
6 10 (0.34%) VMware ESXi
7 9 (0.31%) Hyper-V
8 6 (0.20%) VMware Workstation
9 5 (0.17%) VirtualBox
10 4 (0.14%) LXC
10 4 (0.14%) Oracle RAC
11 3 (0.10%) Firmware
12 2 (0.068%) PowerDNS
12 2 (0.068%) vCloud
13 1 (0.034%) Apache ZooKeeper
13 1 (0.034%) XenApp
13 1 (0.034%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 256 (8.72%) Kubernetes
2 94 (3.20%) Terraform
3 73 (2.49%) Ansible
4 32 (1.09%) Puppet
5 27 (0.92%) Opscode Chef
6 12 (0.41%) Single Sign-On
7 11 (0.37%) Grafana
7 11 (0.37%) Packer
8 9 (0.31%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 9 (0.31%) MIIS
8 9 (0.31%) Prometheus
9 8 (0.27%) SCOM
10 7 (0.24%) ZABBIX
11 6 (0.20%) SCCM
12 5 (0.17%) Kibana
13 4 (0.14%) Data Guard
13 4 (0.14%) HP ALM
13 4 (0.14%) SCVMM
14 3 (0.10%) Control-M
15 2 (0.068%) Nagios
Vendors
1 667 (22.72%) Microsoft
2 235 (8.00%) Oracle
3 72 (2.45%) Databricks
4 69 (2.35%) Google
5 49 (1.67%) Atlassian
6 47 (1.60%) Xamarin
7 34 (1.16%) DevExpress
8 33 (1.12%) Sitecore
9 31 (1.06%) SAP
10 30 (1.02%) Salesforce.com
11 25 (0.85%) Tableau
12 24 (0.82%) Sybase
12 24 (0.82%) TIBCO
13 21 (0.72%) Adobe
14 20 (0.68%) VMware
15 19 (0.65%) StreamSets
16 16 (0.54%) Telerik
17 14 (0.48%) Cognos
17 14 (0.48%) OpenLink
17 14 (0.48%) Sophis