Period
to 23 April 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 23 April 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
23 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 14 19 22
Rank change year-on-year +5 +3 -2
Contract jobs citing C# 8,263 6,924 7,454
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 8.17% 7.53% 7.04%
As % of the Programming Languages category 19.00% 18.37% 18.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,273 4,971 5,366
UK median daily rate £438 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.38% - +3.90%
10th Percentile £310 £281 £285
90th Percentile £650 £600 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +7.14% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 88 154 152
UK median hourly rate £43.00 £41.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.61% +3.75% +12.68%
10th Percentile £35.95 £19.28 £13.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £57.50 £50.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £41.13 £40.00
% change year-on-year +3.34% +2.81% +6.67%

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 43,493 37,692 40,633
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 43.02% 40.97% 38.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 30,426 25,832 27,738
UK median daily rate £463 £425 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.82% +2.41% +3.75%
10th Percentile £313 £295 £275
90th Percentile £638 £613 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £403 £380 £375
% change year-on-year +5.92% +1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 775 841 982
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £40.50 £38.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.23% +5.19% +10.00%
10th Percentile £16.61 £16.17 £14.13
90th Percentile £51.85 £53.75 £51.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £38.75
% change year-on-year - +3.23% +10.71%

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 23 April 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 23 April 2018.

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 23 April 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 +5 7,616 £450 +9.09% 3,828
UK excluding London +1 4,136 £375 +7.14% 2,954
London +3 4,046 £500 +5.26% 1,104
South East -6 1,063 £400 +6.67% 781
North of England +4 1,047 £363 +3.57% 731
Midlands -1 649 £375 +7.14% 509
North West +4 523 £370 +5.71% 387
South West +1 520 £375 +2.74% 315
Yorkshire +7 444 £350 +2.94% 277
West Midlands +1 383 £375 +7.14% 256
Scotland -1 381 £375 +7.14% 152
East of England -5 306 £400 +14.29% 385
East Midlands -2 258 £388 +13.97% 253
Wales +35 120 £388 +6.90% 53
North East -10 83 £331 -9.86% 67
Northern Ireland +7 81 £455 +21.33% 26
Isle of Man - 1 £400 - 3

For the 6 months to 23 April 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 5,811 (70.33%) .NET
2 3,652 (44.20%) Agile Software Development
3 3,055 (36.97%) SQL Server
4 2,935 (35.52%) SQL
5 2,730 (33.04%) JavaScript
6 2,466 (29.84%) MVC
7 2,411 (29.18%) ASP.NET
8 1,901 (23.01%) TDD
9 1,892 (22.90%) HTML
10 1,783 (21.58%) Finance
11 1,758 (21.28%) AngularJS
12 1,685 (20.39%) Microsoft
13 1,657 (20.05%) CSS
14 1,494 (18.08%) Microsoft Azure
15 1,425 (17.25%) ASP.NET Web API
16 1,278 (15.47%) .NET Framework
17 1,216 (14.72%) ASP.NET MVC
18 1,195 (14.46%) Scrum
19 1,158 (14.01%) Test Automation
20 1,090 (13.19%) Java
21 1,005 (12.16%) BDD
22 995 (12.04%) jQuery
23 957 (11.58%) Continuous Integration
24 938 (11.35%) WCF
25 930 (11.25%) Web Services
26 902 (10.92%) Visual Studio
27 851 (10.30%) Git (software)
28 843 (10.20%) Banking
29 820 (9.92%) WPF
30 809 (9.79%) 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
1 306 (3.70%) CMS
2 268 (3.24%) SharePoint
3 223 (2.70%) IIS
4 188 (2.28%) Elasticsearch
5 158 (1.91%) Confluence
6 144 (1.74%) NServiceBus
7 118 (1.43%) Umbraco
8 107 (1.29%) BizTalk Server
9 101 (1.22%) Sitecore CMS
10 77 (0.93%) SharePoint 2013
11 55 (0.67%) EPiServer
12 51 (0.62%) Cloud Foundry
13 47 (0.57%) SharePoint 2010
13 47 (0.57%) SharePoint Server
14 40 (0.48%) Apache
15 32 (0.39%) Tomcat
16 30 (0.36%) nginx
17 27 (0.33%) Apache Spark
17 27 (0.33%) Oracle SOA Suite
18 24 (0.29%) SAS
Applications
1 216 (2.61%) Microsoft Excel
2 74 (0.90%) Microsoft Office
3 33 (0.40%) Spreadsheet
4 28 (0.34%) InfoPath
5 26 (0.31%) Photoshop
6 19 (0.23%) MS Visio
7 16 (0.19%) Microsoft PowerPoint
8 11 (0.13%) Chatbot
9 9 (0.11%) Maya
10 7 (0.085%) CATIA
10 7 (0.085%) HipChat
11 5 (0.061%) SPSS
12 4 (0.048%) 3ds Max
12 4 (0.048%) SOLIDWORKS
13 3 (0.036%) Blender
14 2 (0.024%) InDesign
14 2 (0.024%) MicroStation
14 2 (0.024%) PTC Creo
14 2 (0.024%) Siemens NX
14 2 (0.024%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 276 (3.34%) Dynamics CRM
2 29 (0.35%) Payment Gateway
3 25 (0.30%) Dynamics AX
4 15 (0.18%) Markit EDM
4 15 (0.18%) thinkFolio
5 13 (0.16%) Eagle PACE
5 13 (0.16%) Front Arena
6 11 (0.13%) SAP S/4HANA
7 8 (0.097%) Distributed Ledger
8 7 (0.085%) Dynamics NAV
8 7 (0.085%) Endur
8 7 (0.085%) R3 Corda
9 6 (0.073%) Infor M3
10 5 (0.061%) Bloomberg AIM
10 5 (0.061%) ENOVIA
10 5 (0.061%) SAP R/3
10 5 (0.061%) Summit
10 5 (0.061%) SunGard Martini
11 4 (0.048%) Elite 3E
11 4 (0.048%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 1,494 (18.08%) Microsoft Azure
2 687 (8.31%) Amazon AWS
3 167 (2.02%) PaaS
4 111 (1.34%) Dynamics 365
4 111 (1.34%) GitHub
5 95 (1.15%) Cloud Computing
6 89 (1.08%) Serverless
7 83 (1.00%) IaaS
8 82 (0.99%) Office 365
9 77 (0.93%) SaaS
10 54 (0.65%) Google Cloud Platform
11 50 (0.61%) Google Analytics
12 46 (0.56%) AWS CloudFormation
13 44 (0.53%) npm
14 41 (0.50%) NuGet
15 32 (0.39%) Azure Data Factory
16 31 (0.38%) Amazon EC2
17 30 (0.36%) AWS Lambda
18 21 (0.25%) Amazon S3
19 20 (0.24%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 128 (1.55%) HTTP
2 81 (0.98%) Internet
3 58 (0.70%) TCP/IP
4 46 (0.56%) SMS
5 38 (0.46%) SSL
6 36 (0.44%) Firewall
7 30 (0.36%) DNS
8 26 (0.31%) SMTP
9 24 (0.29%) AMQP
10 22 (0.27%) FTP
11 20 (0.24%) Intranet
12 18 (0.22%) DMARC
12 18 (0.22%) Network Security
13 16 (0.19%) Skype
14 15 (0.18%) DKIM
15 9 (0.11%) Ethernet
15 9 (0.11%) LAN
15 9 (0.11%) WAN
16 8 (0.097%) PuTTY
17 7 (0.085%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3,055 (36.97%) SQL Server
2 411 (4.97%) NoSQL
3 403 (4.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 381 (4.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 315 (3.81%) Relational Database
6 294 (3.56%) MongoDB
7 279 (3.38%) SQL Server 2012
8 254 (3.07%) SQL Server 2008
9 183 (2.21%) SQL Server 2014
10 180 (2.18%) SQL Server 2016
11 178 (2.15%) Data Warehouse
12 169 (2.05%) Big Data
13 150 (1.82%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 148 (1.79%) MySQL
15 115 (1.39%) Oracle Database
16 104 (1.26%) Power BI
17 103 (1.25%) RDBMS
18 94 (1.14%) Azure SQL Database
19 92 (1.11%) PostgreSQL
20 73 (0.88%) Blockchain
Development Applications
1 902 (10.92%) Visual Studio
2 851 (10.30%) Git (software)
3 707 (8.56%) Team Foundation Server
4 644 (7.79%) Selenium
5 508 (6.15%) TeamCity
6 461 (5.58%) JIRA
7 438 (5.30%) SpecFlow
8 395 (4.78%) Jenkins
9 379 (4.59%) NUnit
10 341 (4.13%) Octopus Deploy
11 226 (2.74%) Cucumber
11 226 (2.74%) Visual Studio Team System
12 182 (2.20%) Subversion
13 168 (2.03%) WebDriver
14 124 (1.50%) MSTest
15 106 (1.28%) SoapUI
16 105 (1.27%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 92 (1.11%) Bitbucket
18 87 (1.05%) ReSharper
19 86 (1.04%) MSBuild
General
1 1,783 (21.58%) Finance
2 843 (10.20%) Banking
3 642 (7.77%) Front Office
4 286 (3.46%) Investment Banking
5 217 (2.63%) Retail
6 137 (1.66%) Marketing
7 119 (1.44%) Games
7 119 (1.44%) Law
8 112 (1.36%) Advertising
9 104 (1.26%) Financial Institution
10 97 (1.17%) Back Office
11 86 (1.04%) Telecoms
12 80 (0.97%) Manufacturing
13 77 (0.93%) Legal
14 49 (0.59%) Electronics
15 32 (0.39%) Publishing
16 13 (0.16%) Automotive
17 11 (0.13%) Retail Banking
18 10 (0.12%) Pharmaceutical
19 9 (0.11%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 6,088 (73.68%) Developer
2 2,870 (34.73%) C# Developer
3 2,572 (31.13%) .NET Developer
4 1,298 (15.71%) C# .NET Developer
5 671 (8.12%) Senior Developer
6 560 (6.78%) Full Stack Developer
7 503 (6.09%) ASP.NET Developer
8 499 (6.04%) SQL Developer
9 412 (4.99%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 391 (4.73%) Angular Developer
11 390 (4.72%) Analyst
12 379 (4.59%) Software Developer
13 368 (4.45%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
14 323 (3.91%) Senior C# Developer
15 313 (3.79%) WPF Developer
16 288 (3.49%) Architect
17 276 (3.34%) Senior .NET Developer
18 270 (3.27%) JavaScript Developer
19 268 (3.24%) C# WPF Developer
20 267 (3.23%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5,811 (70.33%) .NET
2 2,411 (29.18%) ASP.NET
3 1,892 (22.90%) HTML
4 1,758 (21.28%) AngularJS
5 1,657 (20.05%) CSS
6 1,425 (17.25%) ASP.NET Web API
7 1,278 (15.47%) .NET Framework
8 1,216 (14.72%) ASP.NET MVC
9 995 (12.04%) jQuery
10 938 (11.35%) WCF
11 930 (11.25%) Web Services
12 820 (9.92%) WPF
13 708 (8.57%) HTML5
14 662 (8.01%) REST
15 654 (7.91%) Entity Framework
16 640 (7.75%) React
17 563 (6.81%) XML
18 521 (6.31%) RESTful
19 496 (6.00%) JSON
20 493 (5.97%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 623 (7.54%) Greenfield Project
2 409 (4.95%) Analytical Skills
3 405 (4.90%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 265 (3.21%) Computer Science
5 244 (2.95%) Derivative
6 238 (2.88%) Fixed Income
7 233 (2.82%) User Experience
8 220 (2.66%) Enterprise Software
9 210 (2.54%) Fintech
10 163 (1.97%) Hedge funds
11 149 (1.80%) Algorithms
12 148 (1.79%) Mobile App
12 148 (1.79%) Self-Motivation
13 125 (1.51%) Equities
14 109 (1.32%) Data Structures
15 84 (1.02%) N-Tier
16 67 (0.81%) Client/Server
16 67 (0.81%) Public Cloud
17 63 (0.76%) iPad
18 62 (0.75%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 809 (9.79%) Windows
2 315 (3.81%) Linux
3 193 (2.34%) Android
4 169 (2.05%) Apple iOS
5 134 (1.62%) Unix
6 133 (1.61%) Windows Server
7 74 (0.90%) Windows Server 2012
8 46 (0.56%) Windows Server 2008
9 34 (0.41%) Windows 10
10 28 (0.34%) Windows Server 2003
11 21 (0.25%) Ubuntu
12 18 (0.22%) Windows 7
13 14 (0.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 12 (0.15%) Windows Phone
15 11 (0.13%) Nucleus RTOS
16 8 (0.097%) Solaris
16 8 (0.097%) VMS
16 8 (0.097%) Windows 8
17 6 (0.073%) Mac OS X
18 5 (0.061%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 3,652 (44.20%) Agile Software Development
2 2,466 (29.84%) MVC
3 1,901 (23.01%) TDD
4 1,195 (14.46%) Scrum
5 1,158 (14.01%) Test Automation
6 1,005 (12.16%) BDD
7 957 (11.58%) Continuous Integration
8 796 (9.63%) DevOps
9 754 (9.13%) OO
10 753 (9.11%) Software Engineering
11 698 (8.45%) Microservices
12 673 (8.14%) Unit Testing
13 653 (7.90%) Web Development
14 573 (6.93%) E-Commerce
15 538 (6.51%) Problem-Solving
16 521 (6.31%) SOLID
17 484 (5.86%) Multithreading
18 412 (4.99%) SDLC
19 361 (4.37%) OOP
20 349 (4.22%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 2,935 (35.52%) SQL
2 2,730 (33.04%) JavaScript
3 1,090 (13.19%) Java
4 786 (9.51%) C++
5 753 (9.11%) Python
6 646 (7.82%) T-SQL
7 425 (5.14%) PowerShell
8 398 (4.82%) TypeScript
9 385 (4.66%) VB.NET
10 203 (2.46%) VBA
11 201 (2.43%) Ruby
12 175 (2.12%) VB
13 160 (1.94%) C
14 151 (1.83%) PL/SQL
15 125 (1.51%) PHP
16 118 (1.43%) R
17 104 (1.26%) Perl
18 96 (1.16%) Scala
19 79 (0.96%) Shell Script
20 72 (0.87%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 436 (5.28%) Degree
2 254 (3.07%) Security Cleared
3 173 (2.09%) SC Cleared
4 120 (1.45%) Computer Science Degree
5 76 (0.92%) ISTQB
6 67 (0.81%) Microsoft Certification
7 34 (0.41%) Numerate Degree
8 33 (0.40%) PhD
9 28 (0.34%) ISEB
9 28 (0.34%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 23 (0.28%) BPSS Clearance
11 22 (0.27%) MCSE
12 20 (0.24%) DV Cleared
13 14 (0.17%) Master's Degree
14 13 (0.16%) MCSD
15 12 (0.15%) MCP
16 10 (0.12%) MCTS
17 7 (0.085%) BC Cleared
17 7 (0.085%) MCAD
17 7 (0.085%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 413 (5.00%) QA
2 45 (0.54%) Data Quality
3 42 (0.51%) MiFID
4 38 (0.46%) HL7
5 34 (0.41%) GDPR
6 22 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 21 (0.25%) PCI DSS
8 17 (0.21%) SLA
9 15 (0.18%) GCP
10 11 (0.13%) ISO 9001
11 10 (0.12%) EMIR
11 10 (0.12%) HMG Security Policy Framework
12 9 (0.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 8 (0.097%) Disclosure Scotland
14 7 (0.085%) IFRS
14 7 (0.085%) PMO
14 7 (0.085%) WAI
15 6 (0.073%) IFRS 9
15 6 (0.073%) WCAG
16 5 (0.061%) MISRA
System Software
1 395 (4.78%) Docker
2 105 (1.27%) Active Directory
3 32 (0.39%) VMware Infrastructure
4 25 (0.30%) Virtual Machines
5 21 (0.25%) Hyper-V
6 17 (0.21%) VMware ESXi
7 12 (0.15%) Microsoft App-V
8 11 (0.13%) Apache Flume
9 8 (0.097%) Varnish
9 8 (0.097%) vSphere
10 7 (0.085%) Virtual Desktop
11 6 (0.073%) Platform Symphony
12 5 (0.061%) Firmware
12 5 (0.061%) HDFS
13 3 (0.036%) Virtual Servers
13 3 (0.036%) XenApp
13 3 (0.036%) XenDesktop
14 2 (0.024%) OpenAM
14 2 (0.024%) OpenDJ
14 2 (0.024%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 148 (1.79%) Ansible
2 114 (1.38%) Kubernetes
3 90 (1.09%) Puppet
4 78 (0.94%) Opscode Chef
5 36 (0.44%) Terraform
6 34 (0.41%) Kibana
7 27 (0.33%) Salt
8 25 (0.30%) Grafana
8 25 (0.30%) HP ALM
9 20 (0.24%) Single Sign-On
10 17 (0.21%) BladeLogic
11 14 (0.17%) HP Quality Center
11 14 (0.17%) Rancher
12 11 (0.13%) Control-M
12 11 (0.13%) SCCM
12 11 (0.13%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
13 10 (0.12%) Opsview
14 9 (0.11%) Prometheus
15 8 (0.097%) Forefront Identity Manager
15 8 (0.097%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 1,685 (20.39%) Microsoft
2 515 (6.23%) Oracle
3 171 (2.07%) Sitecore
4 154 (1.86%) Google
5 148 (1.79%) Xamarin
6 108 (1.31%) Atlassian
7 95 (1.15%) SAP
8 79 (0.96%) TIBCO
9 61 (0.74%) Tableau
10 59 (0.71%) HP
11 58 (0.70%) Sybase
12 56 (0.68%) Capita
13 47 (0.57%) VMware
14 46 (0.56%) Salesforce.com
14 46 (0.56%) Telerik
15 45 (0.54%) DevExpress
16 38 (0.46%) Splunk
17 37 (0.45%) Nintex
18 33 (0.40%) Apigee
19 32 (0.39%) Charles River