Period
to 19 August 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 19 August 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
19 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 18 26 20
Rank change year-on-year +8 -6 -3
Contract jobs citing C# 7162 7366 8157
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 7.43% 6.79% 7.24%
As % of the Programming Languages category 17.67% 17.31% 19.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 5273 5399 5987
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £300 £288 £273
90th Percentile £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +3.57% - +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 132 129 136
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £38.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.84% -5.00% +6.67%
10th Percentile £30.00 £13.35 £22.00
90th Percentile £54.24 £47.91 £52.17
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £38.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +11.84% -5.00% +9.38%

C# is in the programming language skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 40524 42556 42426
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 42.03% 39.22% 37.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 27858 29250 28187
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +5.96%
10th Percentile £300 £280 £263
90th Percentile £625 £588 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% +2.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 779 909 905
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% +4.73%
10th Percentile £16.00 £13.46 £15.50
90th Percentile £53.75 £51.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.50 £37.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year +8.00% +4.17% +5.88%

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 19 August 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 19 August 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 19 August 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 +2 6608 £425 +6.25% 1867
UK excluding London +3 3693 £363 +3.57% 1351
London +5 3389 £500 +5.26% 606
South East -5 1005 £375 - 342
North of England +6 809 £350 +3.70% 398
Midlands -1 551 £350 - 207
South West +4 517 £375 +7.14% 156
North West +7 418 £350 +5.90% 229
East of England +5 333 £363 -3.33% 153
Scotland +15 315 £370 +13.85% 73
Yorkshire -3 297 £340 -1.45% 157
West Midlands +1 278 £350 - 88
East Midlands -4 267 £338 -0.37% 119
North East +43 94 £340 +3.03% 12
Northern Ireland -2 88 £400 +3.90% 1
Wales 0 87 £370 -4.52% 20
Isle of Man +1 1 £210 - 1

For the 6 months to 19 August 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 5068 (70.76%) .NET
2 2965 (41.40%) Agile Software Development
3 2666 (37.22%) SQL Server
4 2596 (36.25%) SQL
5 2443 (34.11%) JavaScript
6 2415 (33.72%) MVC
7 2329 (32.52%) ASP.NET
8 1886 (26.33%) HTML
9 1694 (23.65%) CSS
10 1654 (23.09%) Microsoft
11 1565 (21.85%) AngularJS
12 1559 (21.77%) Finance
13 1539 (21.49%) TDD
14 1119 (15.62%) Java
15 1115 (15.57%) ASP.NET MVC
16 1085 (15.15%) ASP.NET Web API
17 1051 (14.67%) .NET Framework
18 1010 (14.10%) Scrum
19 916 (12.79%) jQuery
20 893 (12.47%) Windows
21 887 (12.38%) Web Services
22 854 (11.92%) Test Automation
23 848 (11.84%) WCF
24 842 (11.76%) Microsoft Azure
25 833 (11.63%) Continuous Integration
26 832 (11.62%) HTML5
27 828 (11.56%) Banking
28 760 (10.61%) WPF
29 737 (10.29%) Visual Studio
30 736 (10.28%) Team Foundation Server

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
1 317 (4.43%) CMS
2 296 (4.13%) SharePoint
3 255 (3.56%) IIS
4 176 (2.46%) Elasticsearch
5 138 (1.93%) Confluence
6 136 (1.90%) Umbraco
7 120 (1.68%) Sitecore CMS
8 95 (1.33%) NServiceBus
9 93 (1.30%) SharePoint 2013
10 78 (1.09%) EPiServer
11 76 (1.06%) BizTalk Server
12 67 (0.94%) Apache
13 62 (0.87%) Tomcat
14 59 (0.82%) SharePoint 2010
15 45 (0.63%) JBoss
16 36 (0.50%) Apache Solr
17 35 (0.49%) Apache Spark
18 27 (0.38%) Oracle SOA Suite
18 27 (0.38%) WebSphere
19 26 (0.36%) WebLogic
Applications
1 228 (3.18%) Microsoft Excel
2 84 (1.17%) Microsoft Office
3 43 (0.60%) Spreadsheet
4 14 (0.20%) InfoPath
4 14 (0.20%) Photoshop
5 13 (0.18%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 12 (0.17%) MS Visio
7 6 (0.084%) Adobe Illustrator
7 6 (0.084%) Chatbot
8 4 (0.056%) SmartSuite
8 4 (0.056%) SPSS
9 3 (0.042%) 3ds Max
9 3 (0.042%) Maya
9 3 (0.042%) Microsoft Project
10 2 (0.028%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 2 (0.028%) AutoCAD
11 1 (0.014%) CATIA
11 1 (0.014%) GIMP
11 1 (0.014%) Simulink
11 1 (0.014%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 288 (4.02%) Dynamics CRM
2 42 (0.59%) ION MarketView
3 36 (0.50%) Dynamics AX
4 14 (0.20%) Endur
5 12 (0.17%) RMDS
6 10 (0.14%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 7 (0.098%) Dynamics NAV
8 6 (0.084%) SessionCam
9 5 (0.070%) SDL Web 8
9 5 (0.070%) Visualfiles
10 4 (0.056%) Summit
11 3 (0.042%) Markit EDM
11 3 (0.042%) Oracle ERP
11 3 (0.042%) SunGard GMI
11 3 (0.042%) SunGard Martini
12 2 (0.028%) IntelliMatch
12 2 (0.028%) Murex MxG2000
12 2 (0.028%) Oracle Applications
12 2 (0.028%) Payment Gateway
12 2 (0.028%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 842 (11.76%) Microsoft Azure
2 405 (5.65%) Amazon AWS
3 79 (1.10%) SaaS
4 70 (0.98%) GitHub
5 57 (0.80%) Dynamics 365
6 52 (0.73%) Office 365
7 49 (0.68%) Cloud Computing
8 42 (0.59%) PaaS
9 39 (0.54%) IaaS
10 33 (0.46%) Amazon EC2
10 33 (0.46%) AWS Lambda
11 23 (0.32%) Google Cloud Platform
12 16 (0.22%) Google Analytics
13 13 (0.18%) Azure Active Directory
14 11 (0.15%) Yammer
15 9 (0.13%) Firebase
16 8 (0.11%) Amazon S3
16 8 (0.11%) AWS CloudFormation
16 8 (0.11%) BrowserStack
17 7 (0.098%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 149 (2.08%) HTTP
2 78 (1.09%) TCP/IP
3 62 (0.87%) Internet
4 48 (0.67%) Intranet
5 39 (0.54%) Firewall
6 37 (0.52%) DNS
7 29 (0.40%) LDAP
8 19 (0.27%) SSL
9 15 (0.21%) Kerberos
10 13 (0.18%) Ethernet
10 13 (0.18%) X.509
11 12 (0.17%) AMQP
11 12 (0.17%) SMTP
11 12 (0.17%) Wireshark
12 11 (0.15%) SMS
13 10 (0.14%) Link 16
14 9 (0.13%) Wi-Fi
15 8 (0.11%) Network Security
15 8 (0.11%) Skype
16 7 (0.098%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2666 (37.22%) SQL Server
2 424 (5.92%) NoSQL
3 380 (5.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 360 (5.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 335 (4.68%) Relational Database
6 325 (4.54%) SQL Server 2008
7 295 (4.12%) MongoDB
8 282 (3.94%) SQL Server 2012
9 154 (2.15%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 142 (1.98%) Oracle Database
11 122 (1.70%) Big Data
12 114 (1.59%) Data Warehouse
12 114 (1.59%) MySQL
13 100 (1.40%) Hadoop
14 99 (1.38%) SQL Server 2016
15 88 (1.23%) RDBMS
16 85 (1.19%) SQL Server 2014
17 81 (1.13%) SQL Server 2005
18 72 (1.01%) Power BI
19 62 (0.87%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 737 (10.29%) Visual Studio
2 736 (10.28%) Team Foundation Server
3 705 (9.84%) Git (software)
4 381 (5.32%) Selenium
5 368 (5.14%) TeamCity
6 332 (4.64%) JIRA
7 320 (4.47%) NUnit
8 297 (4.15%) Jenkins
9 291 (4.06%) SpecFlow
10 258 (3.60%) Subversion
11 230 (3.21%) Octopus Deploy
12 146 (2.04%) JUnit
13 141 (1.97%) Cucumber
14 126 (1.76%) Moq
15 122 (1.70%) WebDriver
16 105 (1.47%) gulp
17 102 (1.42%) MSTest
18 73 (1.02%) MSBuild
19 72 (1.01%) ReSharper
20 57 (0.80%) Grunt
General
1 1559 (21.77%) Finance
2 828 (11.56%) Banking
3 592 (8.27%) Front Office
4 357 (4.98%) Investment Banking
5 200 (2.79%) Retail
6 137 (1.91%) Marketing
7 112 (1.56%) Advertising
8 110 (1.54%) Back Office
9 108 (1.51%) Manufacturing
10 92 (1.28%) Telecoms
11 82 (1.14%) Games
12 70 (0.98%) Financial Institution
13 69 (0.96%) Electronics
14 63 (0.88%) Law
15 42 (0.59%) Automotive
16 41 (0.57%) Legal
17 25 (0.35%) Aerospace
18 24 (0.34%) Publishing
19 18 (0.25%) Military
20 17 (0.24%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 5624 (78.53%) Developer
2 2513 (35.09%) C# Developer
3 2497 (34.86%) .NET Developer
4 1305 (18.22%) C# .NET Developer
5 585 (8.17%) Senior Developer
6 549 (7.67%) SQL Developer
7 510 (7.12%) ASP.NET Developer
8 494 (6.90%) Full Stack Developer
9 401 (5.60%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 395 (5.52%) Angular Developer
11 386 (5.39%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
12 325 (4.54%) WPF Developer
13 312 (4.36%) Analyst
14 307 (4.29%) Software Developer
15 285 (3.98%) JavaScript Developer
16 282 (3.94%) Senior C# Developer
17 268 (3.74%) C# WPF Developer
18 258 (3.60%) Java Developer
19 252 (3.52%) Senior .NET Developer
20 222 (3.10%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5068 (70.76%) .NET
2 2329 (32.52%) ASP.NET
3 1886 (26.33%) HTML
4 1694 (23.65%) CSS
5 1565 (21.85%) AngularJS
6 1115 (15.57%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1085 (15.15%) ASP.NET Web API
8 1051 (14.67%) .NET Framework
9 916 (12.79%) jQuery
10 887 (12.38%) Web Services
11 848 (11.84%) WCF
12 832 (11.62%) HTML5
13 760 (10.61%) WPF
14 625 (8.73%) Entity Framework
15 624 (8.71%) REST
16 579 (8.08%) XML
17 449 (6.27%) RESTful
18 425 (5.93%) CSS3
19 422 (5.89%) JSON
20 394 (5.50%) React
Miscellaneous
1 501 (7.00%) Greenfield Project
2 452 (6.31%) Analytical Skills
3 318 (4.44%) Computer Science
4 299 (4.17%) Fixed Income
5 272 (3.80%) Derivative
6 252 (3.52%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 203 (2.83%) User Experience
8 192 (2.68%) Mobile App
9 190 (2.65%) Equities
10 128 (1.79%) Enterprise Software
11 127 (1.77%) Fintech
12 123 (1.72%) Algorithms
13 111 (1.55%) Hedge funds
14 103 (1.44%) Market Risk
15 76 (1.06%) Data Structures
16 72 (1.01%) N-Tier
17 65 (0.91%) Credit Risk
18 55 (0.77%) Equity Derivative
18 55 (0.77%) Virtual Team
19 48 (0.67%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 893 (12.47%) Windows
2 339 (4.73%) Linux
3 207 (2.89%) Unix
4 165 (2.30%) Windows Server
5 142 (1.98%) Android
6 130 (1.82%) Apple iOS
7 74 (1.03%) Windows Server 2012
8 40 (0.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 34 (0.47%) Windows Server 2008
10 29 (0.40%) Windows 7
11 23 (0.32%) Windows 10
12 22 (0.31%) CentOS
13 20 (0.28%) Solaris
14 18 (0.25%) Ubuntu
14 18 (0.25%) Windows Server 2003
15 11 (0.15%) Windows Mobile
16 10 (0.14%) Mac OS
17 7 (0.098%) Mac OS X
18 5 (0.070%) Debian
18 5 (0.070%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 2965 (41.40%) Agile Software Development
2 2415 (33.72%) MVC
3 1539 (21.49%) TDD
4 1010 (14.10%) Scrum
5 854 (11.92%) Test Automation
6 833 (11.63%) Continuous Integration
7 669 (9.34%) OO
8 658 (9.19%) Web Development
9 646 (9.02%) BDD
10 629 (8.78%) Unit Testing
11 621 (8.67%) Software Engineering
12 473 (6.60%) DevOps
13 468 (6.53%) SDLC
14 403 (5.63%) Multithreading
15 382 (5.33%) SOLID
16 363 (5.07%) CRM
17 341 (4.76%) MVVM
18 337 (4.71%) E-Commerce
19 312 (4.36%) Microservices
20 297 (4.15%) Front End Development
Programming Languages
1 2596 (36.25%) SQL
2 2443 (34.11%) JavaScript
3 1119 (15.62%) Java
4 661 (9.23%) C++
5 598 (8.35%) T-SQL
6 583 (8.14%) Python
7 366 (5.11%) VB.NET
8 344 (4.80%) PowerShell
9 279 (3.90%) TypeScript
10 238 (3.32%) Ruby
11 217 (3.03%) VB
12 201 (2.81%) VBA
13 186 (2.60%) Scala
14 185 (2.58%) C
15 184 (2.57%) PL/SQL
16 106 (1.48%) Perl
17 99 (1.38%) XAML
18 89 (1.24%) Shell Script
19 78 (1.09%) PHP
20 74 (1.03%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 445 (6.21%) Degree
2 281 (3.92%) Security Cleared
3 171 (2.39%) SC Cleared
4 154 (2.15%) Computer Science Degree
5 77 (1.08%) Microsoft Certification
6 55 (0.77%) ISTQB
7 47 (0.66%) ISEB
8 45 (0.63%) Numerate Degree
9 39 (0.54%) DV Cleared
10 21 (0.29%) BPSS Clearance
11 19 (0.27%) Master's Degree
12 18 (0.25%) MCP
13 16 (0.22%) MCSE
14 12 (0.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 12 (0.17%) PhD
15 11 (0.15%) CFA
16 10 (0.14%) MCTS
17 8 (0.11%) AWS Certification
17 8 (0.11%) CISSP
18 7 (0.098%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 288 (4.02%) QA
2 49 (0.68%) MiFID
3 19 (0.27%) Data Quality
4 14 (0.20%) Disclosure Scotland
5 12 (0.17%) SLA
6 11 (0.15%) HL7
6 11 (0.15%) WCAG
7 10 (0.14%) MIL-STD-1553
8 9 (0.13%) Basel III
9 8 (0.11%) EMIR
9 8 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 5 (0.070%) COBIT
10 5 (0.070%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 4 (0.056%) IFRS
11 4 (0.056%) IFRS 9
11 4 (0.056%) JSP 440
11 4 (0.056%) PCI DSS
12 3 (0.042%) ISO 9001
13 2 (0.028%) GxP
13 2 (0.028%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 151 (2.11%) Docker
2 129 (1.80%) Active Directory
3 23 (0.32%) VMware Infrastructure
4 13 (0.18%) Hyper-V
5 6 (0.084%) vSphere
6 5 (0.070%) Firmware
6 5 (0.070%) HDFS
6 5 (0.070%) Platform Symphony
6 5 (0.070%) UAG
6 5 (0.070%) Virtual Machines
7 4 (0.056%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 4 (0.056%) LXC
7 4 (0.056%) NFS
7 4 (0.056%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (0.042%) Apache Flume
8 3 (0.042%) vCloud
8 3 (0.042%) VirtualBox
8 3 (0.042%) XenApp
8 3 (0.042%) XenDesktop
9 2 (0.028%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 92 (1.28%) Opscode Chef
2 84 (1.17%) Puppet
3 58 (0.81%) Ansible
4 20 (0.28%) HP Quality Center
4 20 (0.28%) Kibana
4 20 (0.28%) SCCM
5 17 (0.24%) Kubernetes
6 16 (0.22%) HP Fortify
7 15 (0.21%) Control-M
8 10 (0.14%) Nagios
8 10 (0.14%) Terraform
9 9 (0.13%) CA Single Sign-On
9 9 (0.13%) Grafana
10 8 (0.11%) Microsoft Clustering
10 8 (0.11%) SCOM
10 8 (0.11%) WMI
11 7 (0.098%) Netcool
12 6 (0.084%) logstash
12 6 (0.084%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
12 6 (0.084%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 1654 (23.09%) Microsoft
2 628 (8.77%) Oracle
3 244 (3.41%) Sitecore
4 148 (2.07%) Xamarin
5 137 (1.91%) Google
6 123 (1.72%) Sybase
7 88 (1.23%) SAP
8 72 (1.01%) TIBCO
9 68 (0.95%) DevExpress
10 57 (0.80%) ION Trading
10 57 (0.80%) Telerik
11 56 (0.78%) HP
12 50 (0.70%) Salesforce.com
13 37 (0.52%) IBM
14 35 (0.49%) Bloomberg
15 33 (0.46%) Adobe
16 32 (0.45%) Infragistics
16 32 (0.45%) Red Hat
17 30 (0.42%) Nintex
17 30 (0.42%) Perforce