Period
to 20 July 2018

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 20 July 2018 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
20 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 12 19 26
Rank change year-on-year +7 +7 -6
Contract jobs citing C# 8,819 7,102 7,448
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 8.46% 7.46% 6.76%
As % of the Programming Languages category 19.34% 17.91% 17.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,612 5,186 5,450
UK median daily rate £438 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.06% +3.13% +0.76%
10th Percentile £313 £294 £288
90th Percentile £638 £620 £619
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £355 £350
% change year-on-year +7.04% +1.43% +1.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 98 148 129
UK median hourly rate £42.00 £42.50 £38.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.18% +9.68% -0.96%
10th Percentile £26.00 £25.88 £15.70
90th Percentile £48.75 £57.50 £48.45
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £42.50 £38.00
% change year-on-year -3.53% +11.84% -1.94%

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 45,599 39,645 42,527
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 43.77% 41.62% 38.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 31,921 27,172 29,171
UK median daily rate £463 £445 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.93% +4.71% +6.25%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £275
90th Percentile £638 £625 £594
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +3.13% +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 797 800 922
UK median hourly rate £41.00 £41.13 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.30% +9.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £16.25 £16.25 £13.35
90th Percentile £52.50 £53.75 £51.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.88 £42.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year -2.68% +12.00% +7.14%

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 20 July 2018.

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 20 July 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for C# in the UK

C#
Top 16 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 20 July 2018. 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 +6 8,134 £450 +5.88% 3,943
UK excluding London +7 4,643 £380 +7.04% 3,011
London +1 4,078 £500 - 1,146
South East +7 1,288 £400 +6.67% 768
North of England +5 1,151 £375 +7.14% 831
Midlands +9 750 £384 +12.87% 539
North West +11 577 £375 +7.14% 469
South West +3 563 £375 - 347
Yorkshire +8 484 £375 +10.29% 282
West Midlands +7 446 £400 +14.29% 283
Scotland -5 404 £388 +5.08% 149
East Midlands +9 300 £375 +11.11% 255
East of England -9 300 £400 +6.67% 308
Wales -1 119 £400 +8.11% 48
North East -22 90 £325 -7.14% 80
Northern Ireland +11 85 £455 +19.34% 20

For the 6 months to 20 July 2018, 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 6,333 (71.81%) .NET
2 3,880 (44.00%) Agile Software Development
3 3,398 (38.53%) SQL
4 3,170 (35.95%) SQL Server
5 2,923 (33.14%) JavaScript
6 2,688 (30.48%) ASP.NET
7 2,605 (29.54%) MVC
8 2,039 (23.12%) HTML
9 1,952 (22.13%) Microsoft
10 1,912 (21.68%) AngularJS
11 1,879 (21.31%) Microsoft Azure
12 1,877 (21.28%) Finance
13 1,860 (21.09%) TDD
14 1,741 (19.74%) CSS
15 1,536 (17.42%) ASP.NET Web API
16 1,376 (15.60%) .NET Framework
17 1,375 (15.59%) ASP.NET MVC
18 1,221 (13.85%) Scrum
19 1,218 (13.81%) Test Automation
20 1,134 (12.86%) Java
21 1,026 (11.63%) jQuery
22 1,018 (11.54%) Visual Studio
23 981 (11.12%) Web Services
24 971 (11.01%) WCF
25 955 (10.83%) BDD
26 903 (10.24%) Continuous Integration
27 899 (10.19%) Git (software)
28 882 (10.00%) Windows
29 837 (9.49%) Microservices
30 820 (9.30%) Banking

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
1 324 (3.67%) SharePoint
2 298 (3.38%) CMS
3 241 (2.73%) IIS
4 163 (1.85%) NServiceBus
5 162 (1.84%) Elasticsearch
6 150 (1.70%) Umbraco
7 148 (1.68%) Confluence
8 115 (1.30%) BizTalk Server
9 103 (1.17%) Sitecore CMS
10 97 (1.10%) SharePoint 2013
11 70 (0.79%) SharePoint 2010
12 61 (0.69%) SharePoint Server
13 54 (0.61%) EPiServer
14 46 (0.52%) Apache
15 43 (0.49%) Apache Spark
16 42 (0.48%) Tomcat
17 37 (0.42%) nginx
18 36 (0.41%) Apache Solr
18 36 (0.41%) Oracle SOA Suite
19 31 (0.35%) OpenStack
Applications
1 189 (2.14%) Microsoft Excel
2 66 (0.75%) Microsoft Office
3 41 (0.46%) InfoPath
4 29 (0.33%) Spreadsheet
5 21 (0.24%) Photoshop
6 16 (0.18%) MS Visio
7 13 (0.15%) Chatbot
8 12 (0.14%) CATIA
9 8 (0.091%) Maya
9 8 (0.091%) Simulink
10 7 (0.079%) Microsoft PowerPoint
11 5 (0.057%) HipChat
11 5 (0.057%) SPSS
12 4 (0.045%) 3ds Max
13 3 (0.034%) Acrobat
13 3 (0.034%) Adobe Creative Suite
13 3 (0.034%) Adobe Illustrator
13 3 (0.034%) Blender
13 3 (0.034%) Microsoft Project
14 2 (0.023%) Siemens NX
Business Applications
1 282 (3.20%) Dynamics CRM
2 20 (0.23%) Markit EDM
3 19 (0.22%) thinkFolio
4 18 (0.20%) Dynamics AX
5 16 (0.18%) ION MarketView
6 14 (0.16%) Eagle PACE
6 14 (0.16%) Front Arena
6 14 (0.16%) Payment Gateway
7 11 (0.12%) Distributed Ledger
7 11 (0.12%) SAP S/4HANA
8 10 (0.11%) ENOVIA
9 9 (0.10%) Dynamics NAV
9 9 (0.10%) Elite 3E
9 9 (0.10%) Visualfiles
10 8 (0.091%) Endur
10 8 (0.091%) R3 Corda
10 8 (0.091%) Sage 200
10 8 (0.091%) SunGard Martini
11 6 (0.068%) Bloomberg AIM
12 5 (0.057%) Infor M3
Cloud Services
1 1,879 (21.31%) Microsoft Azure
2 757 (8.58%) Amazon AWS
3 139 (1.58%) GitHub
4 134 (1.52%) Dynamics 365
5 130 (1.47%) PaaS
5 130 (1.47%) SaaS
6 124 (1.41%) Office 365
7 123 (1.39%) Cloud Computing
8 112 (1.27%) Serverless
9 82 (0.93%) npm
10 67 (0.76%) Google Cloud Platform
11 64 (0.73%) IaaS
12 63 (0.71%) NuGet
13 48 (0.54%) Amazon EC2
14 41 (0.46%) AWS CloudFormation
15 36 (0.41%) AWS Lambda
16 34 (0.39%) Azure Data Factory
17 33 (0.37%) Google Analytics
18 29 (0.33%) Azure Active Directory
19 28 (0.32%) BrowserStack
Communications & Networking
1 173 (1.96%) HTTP
2 103 (1.17%) Internet
3 78 (0.88%) TCP/IP
4 51 (0.58%) SSL
5 45 (0.51%) SMS
6 37 (0.42%) AMQP
7 34 (0.39%) Firewall
8 32 (0.36%) DNS
9 28 (0.32%) Intranet
10 26 (0.29%) SMTP
11 25 (0.28%) FTP
12 22 (0.25%) HTTPS
13 21 (0.24%) Ethernet
14 20 (0.23%) Network Security
15 18 (0.20%) DMARC
16 15 (0.17%) DKIM
16 15 (0.17%) Kerberos
17 14 (0.16%) PuTTY
17 14 (0.16%) SNMP
18 13 (0.15%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3,170 (35.95%) SQL Server
2 520 (5.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 487 (5.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 357 (4.05%) NoSQL
5 333 (3.78%) Relational Database
6 290 (3.29%) SQL Server 2012
7 275 (3.12%) MongoDB
8 214 (2.43%) SQL Server 2008
9 165 (1.87%) Big Data
9 165 (1.87%) Data Warehouse
10 164 (1.86%) SQL Server 2014
11 163 (1.85%) SQL Server 2016
12 150 (1.70%) MySQL
13 145 (1.64%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 134 (1.52%) Power BI
15 130 (1.47%) Azure SQL Database
16 122 (1.38%) RDBMS
17 115 (1.30%) Oracle Database
18 87 (0.99%) PostgreSQL
19 81 (0.92%) Cosmos DB
Development Applications
1 1,018 (11.54%) Visual Studio
2 899 (10.19%) Git (software)
3 809 (9.17%) Team Foundation Server
4 700 (7.94%) Selenium
5 543 (6.16%) TeamCity
6 496 (5.62%) SpecFlow
7 465 (5.27%) JIRA
8 405 (4.59%) Jenkins
9 390 (4.42%) Octopus Deploy
10 386 (4.38%) NUnit
11 330 (3.74%) Visual Studio Team System
12 248 (2.81%) Cucumber
13 198 (2.25%) WebDriver
14 170 (1.93%) Subversion
15 114 (1.29%) MSTest
16 95 (1.08%) Moq
17 90 (1.02%) Bitbucket
18 87 (0.99%) SoapUI
19 85 (0.96%) Atlassian Bamboo
20 78 (0.88%) JMeter
General
1 1,877 (21.28%) Finance
2 820 (9.30%) Banking
3 683 (7.74%) Front Office
4 282 (3.20%) Investment Banking
5 255 (2.89%) Retail
6 133 (1.51%) Marketing
7 123 (1.39%) Law
8 121 (1.37%) Back Office
9 117 (1.33%) Financial Institution
10 116 (1.32%) Advertising
11 107 (1.21%) Games
12 101 (1.15%) Telecoms
13 98 (1.11%) Manufacturing
14 92 (1.04%) Legal
15 50 (0.57%) Electronics
16 37 (0.42%) Automotive
17 21 (0.24%) Publishing
18 20 (0.23%) Aerospace
19 17 (0.19%) Military
20 12 (0.14%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 6,549 (74.26%) Developer
2 2,976 (33.75%) C# Developer
3 2,929 (33.21%) .NET Developer
4 1,438 (16.31%) C# .NET Developer
5 746 (8.46%) Senior Developer
6 590 (6.69%) Full Stack Developer
7 589 (6.68%) ASP.NET Developer
8 534 (6.06%) SQL Developer
9 491 (5.57%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 482 (5.47%) Angular Developer
11 424 (4.81%) Software Developer
12 405 (4.59%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
13 398 (4.51%) Analyst
14 359 (4.07%) Senior .NET Developer
15 334 (3.79%) Senior C# Developer
16 286 (3.24%) Software Engineer
17 285 (3.23%) JavaScript Developer
18 264 (2.99%) Architect
19 250 (2.83%) Azure Developer
20 247 (2.80%) WPF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6,333 (71.81%) .NET
2 2,688 (30.48%) ASP.NET
3 2,039 (23.12%) HTML
4 1,912 (21.68%) AngularJS
5 1,741 (19.74%) CSS
6 1,536 (17.42%) ASP.NET Web API
7 1,376 (15.60%) .NET Framework
8 1,375 (15.59%) ASP.NET MVC
9 1,026 (11.63%) jQuery
10 981 (11.12%) Web Services
11 971 (11.01%) WCF
12 766 (8.69%) HTML5
13 748 (8.48%) Entity Framework
14 747 (8.47%) WPF
15 724 (8.21%) REST
16 660 (7.48%) .NET Core
17 641 (7.27%) XML
18 634 (7.19%) React
19 525 (5.95%) RESTful
20 493 (5.59%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 662 (7.51%) Greenfield Project
2 410 (4.65%) Analytical Skills
3 309 (3.50%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 277 (3.14%) Fixed Income
5 262 (2.97%) Fintech
6 258 (2.93%) Computer Science
7 241 (2.73%) User Experience
8 236 (2.68%) Derivative
9 214 (2.43%) Enterprise Software
10 173 (1.96%) Self-Motivation
11 157 (1.78%) Hedge funds
12 156 (1.77%) Mobile App
13 139 (1.58%) Equities
14 132 (1.50%) Algorithms
15 90 (1.02%) Data Structures
16 75 (0.85%) Market Risk
17 71 (0.81%) Public Cloud
18 64 (0.73%) Equity Derivative
19 53 (0.60%) N-Tier
20 48 (0.54%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 882 (10.00%) Windows
2 347 (3.93%) Linux
3 171 (1.94%) Android
4 166 (1.88%) Windows Server
5 164 (1.86%) Apple iOS
6 133 (1.51%) Unix
7 73 (0.83%) Windows Server 2012
8 47 (0.53%) Windows Server 2008
9 32 (0.36%) Windows 10
10 31 (0.35%) Windows Server 2003
11 28 (0.32%) Ubuntu
12 17 (0.19%) Windows 7
13 16 (0.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 15 (0.17%) VMS
15 11 (0.12%) Solaris
16 10 (0.11%) Windows Embedded Compact
17 9 (0.10%) Windows Phone
18 6 (0.068%) CentOS
19 5 (0.057%) Windows Mobile
20 4 (0.045%) Nucleus RTOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3,880 (44.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2,605 (29.54%) MVC
3 1,860 (21.09%) TDD
4 1,221 (13.85%) Scrum
5 1,218 (13.81%) Test Automation
6 955 (10.83%) BDD
7 903 (10.24%) Continuous Integration
8 837 (9.49%) Microservices
9 792 (8.98%) OO
10 790 (8.96%) DevOps
11 776 (8.80%) Software Engineering
12 726 (8.23%) Unit Testing
13 694 (7.87%) Problem-Solving
14 656 (7.44%) Web Development
15 623 (7.06%) E-Commerce
16 518 (5.87%) Multithreading
17 501 (5.68%) SOLID
18 477 (5.41%) SDLC
19 403 (4.57%) SOA
20 387 (4.39%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 3,398 (38.53%) SQL
2 2,923 (33.14%) JavaScript
3 1,134 (12.86%) Java
4 751 (8.52%) Python
5 713 (8.08%) C++
6 701 (7.95%) T-SQL
7 473 (5.36%) PowerShell
8 430 (4.88%) TypeScript
9 378 (4.29%) VB.NET
10 200 (2.27%) VBA
11 189 (2.14%) PL/SQL
12 185 (2.10%) C
13 181 (2.05%) VB
14 145 (1.64%) Ruby
15 137 (1.55%) Scala
16 132 (1.50%) R
17 115 (1.30%) Perl
18 103 (1.17%) PHP
19 71 (0.81%) ES6
20 59 (0.67%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 465 (5.27%) Degree
2 364 (4.13%) Security Cleared
3 266 (3.02%) SC Cleared
4 135 (1.53%) Computer Science Degree
5 88 (1.00%) ISTQB
6 87 (0.99%) Microsoft Certification
7 56 (0.63%) ISEB
8 40 (0.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 35 (0.40%) MCSE
10 32 (0.36%) BPSS Clearance
11 24 (0.27%) PhD
12 22 (0.25%) Numerate Degree
13 20 (0.23%) DV Cleared
14 19 (0.22%) Master's Degree
15 14 (0.16%) TOGAF Certification
16 10 (0.11%) BC Cleared
17 9 (0.10%) DBS Check
17 9 (0.10%) MCP
18 8 (0.091%) MCTS
19 7 (0.079%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 458 (5.19%) QA
2 54 (0.61%) GDPR
3 46 (0.52%) Data Quality
4 25 (0.28%) GCP
5 21 (0.24%) SLA
6 20 (0.23%) MiFID
7 16 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 16 (0.18%) PCI DSS
8 14 (0.16%) Disclosure Scotland
9 11 (0.12%) Dodd-Frank
9 11 (0.12%) EMIR
9 11 (0.12%) HL7
9 11 (0.12%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 11 (0.12%) MISRA
9 11 (0.12%) MISRA C
9 11 (0.12%) WAI
9 11 (0.12%) WCAG
10 10 (0.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 6 (0.068%) HIPAA
12 5 (0.057%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 458 (5.19%) Docker
2 109 (1.24%) Active Directory
3 24 (0.27%) Hyper-V
4 17 (0.19%) Virtual Machines
5 16 (0.18%) VMware Infrastructure
6 14 (0.16%) Apache Flume
7 10 (0.11%) Platform Symphony
8 9 (0.10%) vSphere
9 8 (0.091%) HDFS
9 8 (0.091%) Varnish
10 7 (0.079%) VMware ESXi
11 5 (0.057%) Firmware
11 5 (0.057%) Microsoft App-V
12 3 (0.034%) Virtual Servers
13 2 (0.023%) Apache ZooKeeper
14 1 (0.011%) GridGain
14 1 (0.011%) OpenAM
14 1 (0.011%) OpenDJ
14 1 (0.011%) Squid
14 1 (0.011%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 158 (1.79%) Kubernetes
2 105 (1.19%) Ansible
3 82 (0.93%) Puppet
4 59 (0.67%) Opscode Chef
5 47 (0.53%) Terraform
6 41 (0.46%) Kibana
7 27 (0.31%) Grafana
8 23 (0.26%) Salt
9 21 (0.24%) HP ALM
10 20 (0.23%) HP Quality Center
11 19 (0.22%) WSUS
12 18 (0.20%) Control-M
13 15 (0.17%) SCCM
13 15 (0.17%) Single Sign-On
14 12 (0.14%) Docker Swarm
15 11 (0.12%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
16 10 (0.11%) SCOM
17 9 (0.10%) BladeLogic
17 9 (0.10%) Failover Clustering
18 8 (0.091%) Perfmon
Vendors
1 1,952 (22.13%) Microsoft
2 544 (6.17%) Oracle
3 194 (2.20%) Sitecore
4 159 (1.80%) Google
5 122 (1.38%) Xamarin
6 114 (1.29%) SAP
7 97 (1.10%) Atlassian
8 70 (0.79%) Capita
9 63 (0.71%) TIBCO
10 61 (0.69%) Tableau
11 53 (0.60%) Telerik
12 52 (0.59%) HP
13 50 (0.57%) Nintex
14 47 (0.53%) MapR
15 46 (0.52%) DevExpress
16 45 (0.51%) Salesforce.com
17 44 (0.50%) Adobe
18 41 (0.46%) Charles River
19 39 (0.44%) IBM
19 39 (0.44%) Sybase