Period
to 31 March 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 31 March 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
31 Mar 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 19 17 15
Rank change year-on-year -2 -2 +5
Contract jobs citing C# 4,463 7,771 8,224
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 7.16% 8.06% 8.04%
As % of the Programming Languages category 17.67% 18.68% 18.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,333 6,094 6,350
Median daily rate £450 £450 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.86% +9.38%
10th Percentile £325 £323 £310
90th Percentile £650 £638 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £413 £375
% change year-on-year +1.82% +10.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 63 78 93
Median hourly rate £45.00 £43.00 £43.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.65% -1.15% +4.82%
10th Percentile £24.05 £22.18 £28.05
90th Percentile £55.00 £53.75 £48.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.50 £42.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year +2.35% - +3.66%

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 25,259 41,592 43,632
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 40.50% 43.13% 42.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 17,045 29,048 30,558
Median daily rate £483 £475 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.58% +2.70% +8.82%
10th Percentile £325 £325 £313
90th Percentile £650 £650 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 579 686 790
Median hourly rate £40.00 £42.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £17.83 £17.50 £16.60
90th Percentile £55.00 £53.75 £50.78
Median hourly rate £39.77 £42.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year -6.42% +6.25% -

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 31 March 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 31 March 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 31 March 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 -1 4,109 £460 +2.22% 2,765
UK excluding London -10 2,277 £420 +1.82% 2,205
London +2 2,116 £513 +2.50% 739
South East -8 618 £425 -5.56% 612
North of England -14 474 £400 +3.23% 574
South West -7 350 £433 +1.76% 249
Midlands +3 332 £425 +3.66% 380
North West -17 265 £400 - 337
Scotland +1 222 £415 +10.67% 106
East of England +22 205 £425 +6.25% 211
West Midlands -1 205 £453 +6.47% 206
Yorkshire -14 165 £375 - 169
East Midlands +5 126 £361 -3.67% 174
Work from Home +3 118 £425 +6.25% 234
Wales -10 63 £425 -5.56% 51
North East -15 44 £425 +4.62% 68
Northern Ireland +6 16 £450 +33.33% 25
Channel Islands - 1 £425 -

For the 6 months to 31 March 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 3,135 (70.24%) .NET
2 1,760 (39.44%) Agile Software Development
3 1,621 (36.32%) Azure
4 1,571 (35.20%) SQL
5 1,470 (32.94%) JavaScript
6 1,412 (31.64%) SQL Server
7 969 (21.71%) AngularJS
8 954 (21.38%) Microsoft
9 937 (20.99%) ASP.NET
10 899 (20.14%) MVC
11 830 (18.60%) HTML
12 811 (18.17%) Finance
13 780 (17.48%) DevOps
14 718 (16.09%) CSS
14 718 (16.09%) TDD
15 686 (15.37%) Java
16 683 (15.30%) .NET Core
17 619 (13.87%) Microservices
18 618 (13.85%) Test Automation
19 595 (13.33%) .NET Framework
20 577 (12.93%) React
21 574 (12.86%) Scrum
22 551 (12.35%) Python
23 550 (12.32%) Web Services
24 532 (11.92%) Software Engineering
25 527 (11.81%) AWS
26 508 (11.38%) Git (software)
27 420 (9.41%) ASP.NET Web API
28 404 (9.05%) Continuous Integration
29 400 (8.96%) Visual Studio

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
1 172 (3.85%) SharePoint
2 113 (2.53%) IIS
3 103 (2.31%) CMS
4 73 (1.64%) Confluence
4 73 (1.64%) Umbraco
5 65 (1.46%) BizTalk Server
6 57 (1.28%) Elasticsearch
7 41 (0.92%) Apache Spark
8 28 (0.63%) Sitecore CMS
9 25 (0.56%) SharePoint 2013
10 19 (0.43%) SAS
11 17 (0.38%) Apache
11 17 (0.38%) EPiServer
11 17 (0.38%) Oracle Coherence
12 16 (0.36%) nginx
13 15 (0.34%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 15 (0.34%) WebSphere
14 12 (0.27%) Kentico
14 12 (0.27%) Mendix
15 10 (0.22%) JBoss
Applications
1 107 (2.40%) Microsoft Excel
2 37 (0.83%) Microsoft Office
3 19 (0.43%) MS Visio
4 11 (0.25%) Microsoft Project
5 9 (0.20%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 7 (0.16%) Adobe XD
6 7 (0.16%) Chatbot
6 7 (0.16%) Figma
7 6 (0.13%) Adobe Illustrator
7 6 (0.13%) Photoshop
8 4 (0.090%) Simulink
9 2 (0.045%) InfoPath
9 2 (0.045%) Inkscape
9 2 (0.045%) SOLIDWORKS
9 2 (0.045%) Spreadsheet
10 1 (0.022%) Blender
10 1 (0.022%) CINEMA 4D
10 1 (0.022%) EngageOne
10 1 (0.022%) Maya
10 1 (0.022%) MODO
Business Applications
1 167 (3.74%) Dynamics CRM
2 18 (0.40%) FINCAD Analytics
3 10 (0.22%) Dynamics AX
4 7 (0.16%) Sophis RISQUE
5 6 (0.13%) Magento
5 6 (0.13%) NetSuite
6 5 (0.11%) Adobe Campaign
6 5 (0.11%) Oracle EBS
6 5 (0.11%) Orchestrade
7 4 (0.090%) Distributed Ledger
7 4 (0.090%) Endur
7 4 (0.090%) Maximo
7 4 (0.090%) Payment Gateway
7 4 (0.090%) R3 Corda
7 4 (0.090%) Shopify
7 4 (0.090%) Visualfiles
8 3 (0.067%) BusinessWorks
8 3 (0.067%) Eikon
8 3 (0.067%) SAP ERP
9 2 (0.045%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 1,621 (36.32%) Azure
2 527 (11.81%) AWS
3 205 (4.59%) Serverless
4 156 (3.50%) Power Platform
5 153 (3.43%) Dynamics 365
6 147 (3.29%) GCP
7 112 (2.51%) SaaS
8 111 (2.49%) GitHub
9 107 (2.40%) PaaS
10 106 (2.38%) Azure Functions
11 64 (1.43%) Azure Data Factory
12 60 (1.34%) Azure Active Directory
13 53 (1.19%) AWS Lambda
14 48 (1.08%) Office 365
15 45 (1.01%) IaaS
16 33 (0.74%) Amazon S3
17 31 (0.69%) AWS Step Functions
18 29 (0.65%) Cloud Computing
19 24 (0.54%) PowerApps
20 20 (0.45%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 67 (1.50%) TCP/IP
2 45 (1.01%) HTTP
3 38 (0.85%) Ethernet
4 27 (0.60%) Internet
5 22 (0.49%) SSL
6 15 (0.34%) DNS
7 13 (0.29%) Intranet
8 12 (0.27%) AMQP
8 12 (0.27%) Firewall
8 12 (0.27%) Network Security
9 11 (0.25%) RTMP
10 8 (0.18%) Kerberos
10 8 (0.18%) VPN
11 7 (0.16%) Wireshark
12 6 (0.13%) Bluetooth
12 6 (0.13%) DHCP
12 6 (0.13%) DMZ
12 6 (0.13%) Skype
13 5 (0.11%) Extranet
13 5 (0.11%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,412 (31.64%) SQL Server
2 214 (4.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 178 (3.99%) NoSQL
4 166 (3.72%) MongoDB
5 158 (3.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 150 (3.36%) Azure SQL Database
7 133 (2.98%) MySQL
8 132 (2.96%) Relational Database
9 130 (2.91%) Power BI
10 116 (2.60%) Data Warehouse
11 113 (2.53%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 103 (2.31%) Big Data
13 98 (2.20%) Redis
14 87 (1.95%) Data Lake
15 82 (1.84%) SQL Server 2012
16 72 (1.61%) PostgreSQL
17 68 (1.52%) SQL Server 2008
18 67 (1.50%) Cosmos DB
19 64 (1.43%) Microsoft Analysis Services
20 57 (1.28%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 508 (11.38%) Git (software)
2 400 (8.96%) Visual Studio
3 300 (6.72%) Selenium
4 257 (5.76%) Team Foundation Server
5 221 (4.95%) JIRA
6 220 (4.93%) TeamCity
7 194 (4.35%) SpecFlow
8 169 (3.79%) Jenkins
9 162 (3.63%) Octopus Deploy
10 133 (2.98%) Visual Studio Team System
11 123 (2.76%) NUnit
12 119 (2.67%) Cucumber
13 92 (2.06%) Subversion
14 72 (1.61%) WebDriver
15 69 (1.55%) Moq
16 59 (1.32%) SoapUI
17 56 (1.25%) Postman
18 53 (1.19%) Eclipse
18 53 (1.19%) JMeter
19 39 (0.87%) NetBeans
General
1 811 (18.17%) Finance
2 368 (8.25%) Front Office
3 272 (6.09%) Banking
4 206 (4.62%) Public Sector
5 104 (2.33%) Retail
6 95 (2.13%) Investment Banking
7 72 (1.61%) Law
8 59 (1.32%) Games
9 55 (1.23%) Back Office
10 51 (1.14%) Marketing
11 49 (1.10%) Aerospace
12 39 (0.87%) Military
13 29 (0.65%) Telecoms
14 25 (0.56%) Manufacturing
15 19 (0.43%) Electronics
16 17 (0.38%) Publishing
17 16 (0.36%) Financial Institution
18 13 (0.29%) Legal
19 12 (0.27%) Pharmaceutical
20 10 (0.22%) German Language
Job Titles
1 3,052 (68.38%) Developer
2 1,292 (28.95%) .NET Developer
3 1,114 (24.96%) C# Developer
4 492 (11.02%) C# .NET Developer
5 301 (6.74%) Full Stack Developer
6 234 (5.24%) Software Engineer
7 229 (5.13%) Senior Developer
8 222 (4.97%) Software Developer
9 195 (4.37%) Azure Developer
10 175 (3.92%) SQL Developer
11 170 (3.81%) Angular Developer
12 163 (3.65%) Architect
13 129 (2.89%) Senior .NET Developer
14 120 (2.69%) React Developer
15 119 (2.67%) Analyst
16 115 (2.58%) ASP.NET Developer
17 114 (2.55%) Tester
18 110 (2.46%) DevOps Engineer
19 106 (2.38%) JavaScript Developer
20 103 (2.31%) Front Office Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3,135 (70.24%) .NET
2 969 (21.71%) AngularJS
3 937 (20.99%) ASP.NET
4 830 (18.60%) HTML
5 718 (16.09%) CSS
6 683 (15.30%) .NET Core
7 595 (13.33%) .NET Framework
8 577 (12.93%) React
9 550 (12.32%) Web Services
10 420 (9.41%) ASP.NET Web API
11 355 (7.95%) ASP.NET MVC
12 308 (6.90%) Entity Framework
13 298 (6.68%) jQuery
14 275 (6.16%) XML
15 273 (6.12%) WPF
16 267 (5.98%) RESTful
17 266 (5.96%) REST
18 258 (5.78%) Node.js
18 258 (5.78%) WCF
19 218 (4.88%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 324 (7.26%) Greenfield Project
2 290 (6.50%) Analytical Skills
3 155 (3.47%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 136 (3.05%) Fixed Income
5 125 (2.80%) User Experience
6 124 (2.78%) Derivative
7 108 (2.42%) Hedge funds
8 100 (2.24%) Enterprise Software
9 76 (1.70%) Equities
10 72 (1.61%) Mobile App
11 58 (1.30%) Self-Motivation
12 51 (1.14%) Data Structures
13 48 (1.08%) Algorithms
14 46 (1.03%) Cloud Native
15 33 (0.74%) Blog
16 27 (0.60%) Virtual Team
17 26 (0.58%) N-Tier
18 25 (0.56%) Public Cloud
19 23 (0.52%) Management Information System
20 18 (0.40%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 380 (8.51%) Windows
2 227 (5.09%) Linux
3 68 (1.52%) Windows Server
4 65 (1.46%) Android
5 51 (1.14%) Apple iOS
6 32 (0.72%) Windows Server 2012
7 31 (0.69%) Unix
8 22 (0.49%) Windows 10
9 20 (0.45%) Windows Server 2016
10 19 (0.43%) Windows Server 2008
11 17 (0.38%) CentOS
12 13 (0.29%) Ubuntu
13 8 (0.18%) Mac OS
13 8 (0.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 7 (0.16%) Windows 7
15 6 (0.13%) CoreOS
15 6 (0.13%) VMS
16 4 (0.090%) MVS
16 4 (0.090%) Solaris
17 3 (0.067%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,760 (39.44%) Agile Software Development
2 899 (20.14%) MVC
3 780 (17.48%) DevOps
4 718 (16.09%) TDD
5 619 (13.87%) Microservices
6 618 (13.85%) Test Automation
7 574 (12.86%) Scrum
8 532 (11.92%) Software Engineering
9 404 (9.05%) Continuous Integration
10 385 (8.63%) BDD
11 374 (8.38%) OO
12 309 (6.92%) Unit Testing
13 264 (5.92%) Problem-Solving
14 257 (5.76%) Web Development
15 229 (5.13%) CRM
16 224 (5.02%) SDLC
17 195 (4.37%) Kanban
18 193 (4.32%) SOLID
19 178 (3.99%) Multithreading
20 177 (3.97%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 1,571 (35.20%) SQL
2 1,470 (32.94%) JavaScript
3 686 (15.37%) Java
4 551 (12.35%) Python
5 332 (7.44%) C++
6 315 (7.06%) T-SQL
7 292 (6.54%) TypeScript
8 245 (5.49%) PowerShell
9 172 (3.85%) VB.NET
10 112 (2.51%) VBA
11 110 (2.46%) C
12 81 (1.81%) VB
13 80 (1.79%) Ruby
14 58 (1.30%) PHP
15 54 (1.21%) F#
16 49 (1.10%) Scala
17 45 (1.01%) Go
18 43 (0.96%) PL/SQL
19 42 (0.94%) XAML
20 41 (0.92%) R
Qualifications
1 308 (6.90%) Security Cleared
2 261 (5.85%) Degree
3 219 (4.91%) SC Cleared
4 85 (1.90%) Computer Science Degree
5 64 (1.43%) DV Cleared
6 48 (1.08%) Microsoft Certification
7 47 (1.05%) ISTQB
8 28 (0.63%) ISEB
9 23 (0.52%) Master's Degree
10 14 (0.31%) MCITP
10 14 (0.31%) Numerate Degree
11 10 (0.22%) PhD
12 8 (0.18%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 8 (0.18%) MCPD
12 8 (0.18%) MCSD
13 6 (0.13%) DBS Check
13 6 (0.13%) MCP
13 6 (0.13%) MCSE
14 5 (0.11%) BPSS Clearance
15 4 (0.090%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 218 (4.88%) QA
2 17 (0.38%) Data Quality
3 10 (0.22%) WCAG
4 7 (0.16%) GDPR
4 7 (0.16%) SLA
5 5 (0.11%) MiFID
6 4 (0.090%) Disclosure Scotland
6 4 (0.090%) DO-254
7 3 (0.067%) EMIR
8 2 (0.045%) GxP
8 2 (0.045%) HL7
8 2 (0.045%) NIST
8 2 (0.045%) PCI DSS
8 2 (0.045%) PMO
9 1 (0.022%) Basel III
9 1 (0.022%) IEC 62304
9 1 (0.022%) IFRS
9 1 (0.022%) IFRS 9
9 1 (0.022%) JTAG
9 1 (0.022%) Solvency II
System Software
1 390 (8.74%) Docker
2 93 (2.08%) Active Directory
3 51 (1.14%) Virtual Machines
4 8 (0.18%) Hyper-V
5 7 (0.16%) VMware Infrastructure
6 6 (0.13%) vSphere
7 5 (0.11%) VirtualBox
7 5 (0.11%) VMware ESXi
8 4 (0.090%) Firmware
9 2 (0.045%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 305 (6.83%) Kubernetes
2 105 (2.35%) Terraform
3 90 (2.02%) Ansible
4 47 (1.05%) Puppet
5 37 (0.83%) Opscode Chef
6 21 (0.47%) MIIS
7 17 (0.38%) SCOM
8 16 (0.36%) Grafana
9 13 (0.29%) HP ALM
9 13 (0.29%) Kibana
10 10 (0.22%) Single Sign-On
11 8 (0.18%) Microsoft Clustering
11 8 (0.18%) SCCM
12 6 (0.13%) Control-M
12 6 (0.13%) SCVMM
13 5 (0.11%) HAProxy
13 5 (0.11%) Packer
13 5 (0.11%) Prometheus
14 4 (0.090%) HP Quality Center
15 3 (0.067%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 954 (21.38%) Microsoft
2 315 (7.06%) Oracle
3 106 (2.38%) Google
4 80 (1.79%) Xamarin
5 74 (1.66%) Sitecore
6 44 (0.99%) Atlassian
6 44 (0.99%) Tableau
7 42 (0.94%) Databricks
8 39 (0.87%) Salesforce.com
9 35 (0.78%) SAP
10 28 (0.63%) DevExpress
11 27 (0.60%) Remedy
12 26 (0.58%) Cognos
12 26 (0.58%) Telerik
13 25 (0.56%) Sybase
13 25 (0.56%) TIBCO
14 24 (0.54%) IBM
15 17 (0.38%) Blue Prism
15 17 (0.38%) MicroStrategy
15 17 (0.38%) UiPath