Period
to 29 July 2021

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 29 July 2021 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
29 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 37 21 19
Rank change year-on-year -16 -2 -7
Contract jobs citing C# 4,057 2,597 7,174
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 5.65% 7.07% 7.83%
As % of the Programming Languages category 14.06% 17.13% 18.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,108 1,896 5,424
10th Percentile £350 £325 £325
25th Percentile £406 £400 £372
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £475 £450
Median % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +2.86%
75th Percentile £625 £575 £538
90th Percentile £725 £688 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £413
% change year-on-year - +3.03% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 27 91
10th Percentile £34.00 £20.50 £35.50
25th Percentile £36.63 £34.22 £41.00
Median hourly rate £45.00 £45.91 £45.00
Median % change year-on-year -1.98% +2.02% +7.14%
75th Percentile £51.63 £51.38 £51.88
90th Percentile £57.50 £55.25 £57.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £45.00 £45.25
% change year-on-year - -0.55% +10.37%

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 28,859 15,162 39,071
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 40.21% 41.27% 42.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 20,449 10,687 27,316
10th Percentile £350 £325 £323
25th Percentile £413 £406 £400
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £500 £475
Median % change year-on-year - +5.26% +2.70%
75th Percentile £606 £588 £575
90th Percentile £700 £679 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 470 274 662
10th Percentile £16.11 £16.08 £20.31
25th Percentile £25.00 £21.68 £34.00
Median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £44.96
Median % change year-on-year - -5.47% +11.01%
75th Percentile £55.00 £50.00 £50.97
90th Percentile £65.28 £57.85 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.25 £42.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year -0.59% -5.56% +11.11%

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 29 July 2021.

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 29 July 2021.

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 29 July 2021. 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 -13 3,359 £525 +9.95% 3,050
London -5 2,082 £600 +14.29% 931
UK excluding London -11 1,325 £425 - 2,331
Work from Home -19 1,032 £450 +5.88% 741
North of England +15 343 £406 +4.77% 629
South East -10 331 £425 +3.03% 550
North West +16 235 £405 +4.52% 365
Midlands -27 168 £400 -8.57% 482
Scotland -32 161 £425 - 147
South West -22 128 £425 -5.56% 208
East of England -1 118 £413 -2.94% 237
West Midlands -42 98 £400 -15.79% 275
Yorkshire -10 82 £425 +13.33% 184
East Midlands +3 69 £363 +0.69% 207
Wales +2 59 £445 - 47
North East -3 26 £450 +15.38% 80
Northern Ireland +1 18 £431 -5.27% 32
Isle of Man - 1 £400 -

For the 6 months to 29 July 2021, 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 2,874 (70.84%) .NET
2 1,707 (42.08%) Azure
3 1,569 (38.67%) Agile Software Development
4 1,504 (37.07%) SQL
5 1,195 (29.46%) JavaScript
6 1,063 (26.20%) SQL Server
7 1,061 (26.15%) DevOps
8 984 (24.25%) .NET Core
9 806 (19.87%) Microsoft
10 755 (18.61%) Software Engineering
11 751 (18.51%) ASP.NET
12 743 (18.31%) AngularJS
13 735 (18.12%) Social Skills
14 734 (18.09%) Finance
15 693 (17.08%) Java
16 667 (16.44%) TDD
17 654 (16.12%) .NET Framework
18 635 (15.65%) HTML
19 629 (15.50%) Full Stack Development
20 623 (15.36%) Python
21 587 (14.47%) Microservices
22 567 (13.98%) Test Automation
23 556 (13.70%) Git (software)
24 534 (13.16%) CSS
25 533 (13.14%) MVC
26 513 (12.64%) C++
27 505 (12.45%) Banking
28 490 (12.08%) React
29 478 (11.78%) AWS
30 472 (11.63%) Oracle

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
1 180 (4.44%) SharePoint
2 99 (2.44%) Confluence
3 86 (2.12%) IIS
4 60 (1.48%) BizTalk Server
5 48 (1.18%) CMS
6 39 (0.96%) Apache Spark
7 37 (0.91%) Elasticsearch
8 36 (0.89%) Oracle Coherence
9 35 (0.86%) Apache
10 32 (0.79%) Umbraco
11 28 (0.69%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 23 (0.57%) EPiServer
13 13 (0.32%) SharePoint 2010
14 9 (0.22%) Apache Airflow
14 9 (0.22%) Kentico
14 9 (0.22%) nginx
15 8 (0.20%) IBM Domino
15 8 (0.20%) MS Exchange
16 7 (0.17%) SharePoint 2013
16 7 (0.17%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 75 (1.85%) Microsoft Excel
2 30 (0.74%) Microsoft Office
3 15 (0.37%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 12 (0.30%) InfoPath
5 10 (0.25%) Chatbot
6 8 (0.20%) MS Visio
7 3 (0.074%) Maya
7 3 (0.074%) Microsoft Project
7 3 (0.074%) Photoshop
8 2 (0.049%) CPLEX
8 2 (0.049%) Houdini
8 2 (0.049%) Mingle
8 2 (0.049%) Simulink
8 2 (0.049%) Spreadsheet
8 2 (0.049%) ZBrush
9 1 (0.025%) GIMP
9 1 (0.025%) InVision
9 1 (0.025%) MotionBuilder
9 1 (0.025%) Pipeline Pilot
9 1 (0.025%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 116 (2.86%) Dynamics CRM
2 33 (0.81%) SunGard Martini
3 24 (0.59%) Dynamics AX
4 14 (0.35%) Dynamics NAV
5 13 (0.32%) Orchestrade
6 11 (0.27%) Summit
7 9 (0.22%) Magento
7 9 (0.22%) Shopify
8 7 (0.17%) Sentinel
9 5 (0.12%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
10 4 (0.099%) Cerner Millennium
10 4 (0.099%) NetSuite
10 4 (0.099%) Teamcenter
11 3 (0.074%) Endur
11 3 (0.074%) Exchequer
12 2 (0.049%) Global One
12 2 (0.049%) SAP Oil and Gas
12 2 (0.049%) SAP S/4HANA
12 2 (0.049%) Unit4 Business World
13 1 (0.025%) Towers Watson Igloo
Cloud Services
1 1,707 (42.08%) Azure
2 478 (11.78%) AWS
3 296 (7.30%) Serverless
4 237 (5.84%) Power Platform
5 207 (5.10%) Azure Functions
6 172 (4.24%) Azure Service Bus
7 157 (3.87%) Azure Cosmos DB
8 145 (3.57%) Dynamics 365
9 138 (3.40%) PaaS
10 131 (3.23%) GitHub
11 130 (3.20%) GCP
12 121 (2.98%) Azure Logic Apps
13 102 (2.51%) Azure Data Factory
14 100 (2.46%) SaaS
15 99 (2.44%) Azure Active Directory
16 89 (2.19%) Microsoft 365
17 84 (2.07%) IaaS
18 82 (2.02%) Azure Storage
18 82 (2.02%) PowerApps
19 78 (1.92%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 60 (1.48%) TCP/IP
2 51 (1.26%) HTTP
3 38 (0.94%) Firewall
4 22 (0.54%) Kerberos
5 20 (0.49%) Network Security
5 20 (0.49%) RTMP
5 20 (0.49%) SNMP
5 20 (0.49%) VoIP
6 12 (0.30%) Ethernet
7 10 (0.25%) WAN
8 9 (0.22%) Internet
9 8 (0.20%) Modbus
10 7 (0.17%) LAN
11 5 (0.12%) ATM
11 5 (0.12%) DNS
11 5 (0.12%) FTP
11 5 (0.12%) IPv4
11 5 (0.12%) RS-485
11 5 (0.12%) SSH
11 5 (0.12%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,063 (26.20%) SQL Server
2 218 (5.37%) Azure SQL Database
3 189 (4.66%) Relational Database
4 172 (4.24%) Power BI
5 171 (4.21%) NoSQL
6 169 (4.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 122 (3.01%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 113 (2.79%) MongoDB
9 98 (2.42%) PostgreSQL
10 90 (2.22%) MySQL
11 88 (2.17%) Oracle Database
12 84 (2.07%) Data Lake
12 84 (2.07%) Data Warehouse
13 55 (1.36%) SQL Server 2016
14 54 (1.33%) Big Data
15 52 (1.28%) Oracle Database 12c
16 51 (1.26%) SQL Server 2008
17 49 (1.21%) SQL Server 2012
18 45 (1.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
19 35 (0.86%) Amazon DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 556 (13.70%) Git (software)
2 343 (8.45%) Visual Studio
3 306 (7.54%) Jenkins
4 260 (6.41%) JIRA
5 253 (6.24%) TeamCity
6 202 (4.98%) Selenium
7 165 (4.07%) SpecFlow
8 135 (3.33%) Team Foundation Server
9 130 (3.20%) Subversion
10 119 (2.93%) Octopus Deploy
11 113 (2.79%) NUnit
12 107 (2.64%) Bitbucket
13 96 (2.37%) Postman
14 86 (2.12%) Visual Studio Team System
15 72 (1.77%) Cucumber
16 62 (1.53%) JMeter
17 51 (1.26%) Artifactory
18 45 (1.11%) webpack
19 42 (1.04%) Oracle APEX
20 40 (0.99%) Maven
General
1 735 (18.12%) Social Skills
2 734 (18.09%) Finance
3 505 (12.45%) Banking
4 394 (9.71%) Front Office
5 279 (6.88%) Investment Banking
6 243 (5.99%) Analytical Skills
7 116 (2.86%) Public Sector
8 70 (1.73%) Retail
9 65 (1.60%) Marketing
9 65 (1.60%) Presentation Skills
10 49 (1.21%) Back Office
11 48 (1.18%) Games
12 38 (0.94%) Law
13 30 (0.74%) Military
14 25 (0.62%) Automotive
15 23 (0.57%) French Language
16 22 (0.54%) Documentation Skills
16 22 (0.54%) Telecoms
17 21 (0.52%) Pharmaceutical
18 20 (0.49%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 2,691 (66.33%) Developer
2 1,098 (27.06%) C# Developer
3 1,080 (26.62%) .NET Developer
4 451 (11.12%) C# .NET Developer
5 296 (7.30%) Software Engineer
6 293 (7.22%) Full Stack Developer
7 237 (5.84%) Senior Developer
8 217 (5.35%) Azure Developer
9 213 (5.25%) Software Developer
10 171 (4.21%) SQL Developer
11 144 (3.55%) Angular Developer
12 142 (3.50%) Architect
13 141 (3.48%) Consultant
14 134 (3.30%) React Developer
15 125 (3.08%) C++ Developer
16 111 (2.74%) Front Office Developer
17 104 (2.56%) Senior .NET Developer
18 103 (2.54%) Azure Engineer
19 102 (2.51%) DevOps Engineer
20 95 (2.34%) C# Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2,874 (70.84%) .NET
2 984 (24.25%) .NET Core
3 751 (18.51%) ASP.NET
4 743 (18.31%) AngularJS
5 654 (16.12%) .NET Framework
6 635 (15.65%) HTML
7 534 (13.16%) CSS
8 490 (12.08%) React
9 424 (10.45%) ASP.NET Web API
10 310 (7.64%) REST
11 309 (7.62%) Web Services
12 276 (6.80%) RESTful
13 259 (6.38%) Node.js
14 242 (5.96%) HTML5
15 238 (5.87%) Entity Framework
16 237 (5.84%) WPF
17 228 (5.62%) XML
18 209 (5.15%) ASP.NET MVC
19 203 (5.00%) JSON
20 194 (4.78%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 241 (5.94%) Greenfield Project
2 227 (5.60%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 176 (4.34%) Derivative
4 155 (3.82%) User Experience
5 149 (3.67%) Fixed Income
6 115 (2.83%) Cloud Native
7 90 (2.22%) Data Structures
8 88 (2.17%) Hedge funds
9 77 (1.90%) Equities
10 74 (1.82%) Self-Motivation
11 71 (1.75%) Mobile App
12 69 (1.70%) Enterprise Software
13 60 (1.48%) Legacy Systems
14 58 (1.43%) Credit Risk
15 57 (1.40%) Data Protection Act
16 45 (1.11%) Algorithms
17 36 (0.89%) N-Tier
18 33 (0.81%) Market Risk
18 33 (0.81%) Public Cloud
19 32 (0.79%) Interest Rate Derivative
Operating Systems
1 400 (9.86%) Windows
2 166 (4.09%) Linux
3 59 (1.45%) Android
4 55 (1.36%) Windows Server
5 46 (1.13%) Apple iOS
6 43 (1.06%) Unix
7 20 (0.49%) Windows Server 2012
8 18 (0.44%) Windows Server 2016
9 15 (0.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 13 (0.32%) CentOS
10 13 (0.32%) Windows 10
11 10 (0.25%) AIX
12 9 (0.22%) Ubuntu
13 8 (0.20%) Solaris
13 8 (0.20%) Windows XP
14 7 (0.17%) VMS
15 6 (0.15%) Windows Server 2008
15 6 (0.15%) Windows Server 2019
16 4 (0.099%) Debian
17 3 (0.074%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,569 (38.67%) Agile Software Development
2 1,061 (26.15%) DevOps
3 755 (18.61%) Software Engineering
4 667 (16.44%) TDD
5 629 (15.50%) Full Stack Development
6 587 (14.47%) Microservices
7 567 (13.98%) Test Automation
8 533 (13.14%) MVC
9 461 (11.36%) Scrum
10 439 (10.82%) Continuous Integration
11 327 (8.06%) Unit Testing
12 310 (7.64%) BDD
13 303 (7.47%) OO
14 272 (6.70%) Problem-Solving
15 227 (5.60%) SDLC
16 224 (5.52%) Analytics
17 213 (5.25%) Multithreading
18 202 (4.98%) Web Development
19 195 (4.81%) Continuous Improvement
20 186 (4.58%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 1,504 (37.07%) SQL
2 1,195 (29.46%) JavaScript
3 693 (17.08%) Java
4 623 (15.36%) Python
5 513 (12.64%) C++
6 441 (10.87%) TypeScript
7 315 (7.76%) PowerShell
8 226 (5.57%) T-SQL
9 170 (4.19%) PL/SQL
10 106 (2.61%) VB.NET
11 104 (2.56%) C
11 104 (2.56%) Go
12 95 (2.34%) Scala
13 90 (2.22%) VBA
14 77 (1.90%) PHP
15 75 (1.85%) VB
16 72 (1.77%) Ruby
17 69 (1.70%) Bash Shell
18 64 (1.58%) Perl
19 56 (1.38%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 265 (6.53%) Security Cleared
2 237 (5.84%) Degree
3 186 (4.58%) SC Cleared
4 60 (1.48%) Computer Science Degree
5 52 (1.28%) DV Cleared
6 42 (1.04%) ISTQB
7 31 (0.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 28 (0.69%) Numerate Degree
9 19 (0.47%) PhD
10 18 (0.44%) BPSS Clearance
11 17 (0.42%) Microsoft Certification
12 9 (0.22%) AWS Certification
12 9 (0.22%) ISEB
12 9 (0.22%) Master's Degree
13 6 (0.15%) DBS Check
14 3 (0.074%) CCA
14 3 (0.074%) Chartered Engineer
15 2 (0.049%) Postgraduate
16 1 (0.025%) MCSD
16 1 (0.025%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 222 (5.47%) QA
2 58 (1.43%) Accessibility
3 14 (0.35%) WCAG
4 12 (0.30%) MiFID
4 12 (0.30%) PCI DSS
5 11 (0.27%) Data Quality
6 10 (0.25%) GDPR
7 8 (0.20%) HL7
7 8 (0.20%) SLA
8 4 (0.099%) ISO/IEC 27005
8 4 (0.099%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 3 (0.074%) IEC 61508
9 3 (0.074%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 2 (0.049%) Disclosure Scotland
10 2 (0.049%) NIST
11 1 (0.025%) DICOM
11 1 (0.025%) IFRS
System Software
1 451 (11.12%) Docker
2 150 (3.70%) Active Directory
3 8 (0.20%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (0.17%) Firmware
4 7 (0.17%) Virtual Machines
5 5 (0.12%) LXC
6 4 (0.099%) Oracle RAC
6 4 (0.099%) Platform Symphony
6 4 (0.099%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (0.049%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
7 2 (0.049%) BitLocker
7 2 (0.049%) KVM
7 2 (0.049%) vSphere
8 1 (0.025%) HDFS
8 1 (0.025%) Virtual Desktop
8 1 (0.025%) Xen
Systems Management
1 437 (10.77%) Kubernetes
2 194 (4.78%) Terraform
3 150 (3.70%) Ansible
4 52 (1.28%) Puppet
5 50 (1.23%) Prometheus
6 42 (1.04%) Opscode Chef
7 32 (0.79%) Grafana
8 22 (0.54%) MIIS
9 21 (0.52%) BladeLogic
10 19 (0.47%) ITRS Geneos
11 17 (0.42%) ZABBIX
12 15 (0.37%) HP Quality Center
13 12 (0.30%) HP Fortify
14 11 (0.27%) Single Sign-On
15 10 (0.25%) CA Single Sign-On
16 8 (0.20%) SCCM
17 7 (0.17%) HP ALM
17 7 (0.17%) Rancher
18 6 (0.15%) Control-M
19 5 (0.12%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 806 (19.87%) Microsoft
2 472 (11.63%) Oracle
3 82 (2.02%) Databricks
4 64 (1.58%) Xamarin
5 55 (1.36%) Google
6 53 (1.31%) SAP
7 50 (1.23%) Splunk
8 49 (1.21%) Salesforce.com
9 48 (1.18%) MuleSoft
10 44 (1.08%) Telerik
11 38 (0.94%) HP
12 34 (0.84%) IBM
13 33 (0.81%) FIS
13 33 (0.81%) SunGard
14 31 (0.76%) DevExpress
15 29 (0.71%) TIBCO
16 27 (0.67%) Atlassian
16 27 (0.67%) Sybase
17 22 (0.54%) New Relic
18 21 (0.52%) Sitecore