Period
to 17 January 2018

The median contractor rate for a Senior C# Developer was £500 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 17 January 2018.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to 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.

Senior C# Developer
UK
6 months to
17 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 601 646 600
Rank change year-on-year +45 -46 -39
Contract jobs requiring a Senior C# Developer 300 219 277
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.30% 0.22% 0.26%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.32% 0.24% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 256 175 235
UK median daily rate £500 £425 £495
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.65% -14.14% +10.00%
10th Percentile £363 £344 £313
90th Percentile £688 £588 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +6.52% +3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
UK median hourly rate - £38.50 £35.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +9.22% -6.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £38.50 £35.25
% change year-on-year - +9.22% -6.00%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
UK
Contract vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 95,102 92,258 100,985
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.81% 94.78% 94.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 63,208 60,233 64,366
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £260 £254 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £380
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,777 3,239 3,822
UK median hourly rate £18.50 £18.00 £18.51
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.78% -2.76% +12.18%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.25 £47.14
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year - -2.78% +9.09%

Senior C# Developer
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured Senior C# Developer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Senior C# Developer in the UK

Senior C# Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Senior C# Developer.

Contractor daily rate trend for Senior C# Developer in the UK

Senior C# Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Senior C# Developer over the 6 months to 17 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Senior C# Developer in the UK

Senior C# Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Senior C# Developer.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Senior C# Developer in the UK

Senior C# Developer
Top 15 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Senior C# Developer within the UK over the 6 months to 17 January 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 +53 270 £506 +19.06% 201
London +84 214 £550 +2.33% 70
UK excluding London -1 84 £413 +6.52% 133
South East -20 22 £463 +27.59% 43
Northern Ireland -9 20 £475 +15.85% 1
Midlands -9 14 £370 +2.07% 25
East Midlands 0 10 £375 +3.45% 13
East of England -24 9 £350 +1.45% 21
Scotland -9 8 £375 +4.17% 1
South West -7 6 £475 -2.56% 8
North of England +31 5 £350 -9.68% 34
West Midlands -11 4 £306 -23.44% 12
North West -3 2 £350 -9.68% 10
Yorkshire - 2 £338 - 21
North East - 1 £375 - 3

Senior C# Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 January 2018, Senior C# Developer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads featuring Senior C# Developer in the job title.

1 300 (100.00%) C#
2 221 (73.67%) .NET
3 147 (49.00%) Agile Software Development
4 142 (47.33%) TDD
5 123 (41.00%) SQL Server
6 119 (39.67%) Finance
7 109 (36.33%) MVC
8 88 (29.33%) ASP.NET
9 80 (26.67%) SQL
10 78 (26.00%) JavaScript
11 75 (25.00%) Scrum
12 74 (24.67%) AngularJS
13 73 (24.33%) BDD
14 71 (23.67%) Continuous Integration
15 70 (23.33%) Banking
16 65 (21.67%) Microsoft Azure
17 58 (19.33%) Microsoft
18 56 (18.67%) ASP.NET Web API
19 51 (17.00%) Test Automation
19 51 (17.00%) .NET Framework
20 50 (16.67%) HTML
21 49 (16.33%) ASP.NET MVC
22 48 (16.00%) Front Office
23 47 (15.67%) Multithreading
24 45 (15.00%) WCF
25 44 (14.67%) WPF
26 42 (14.00%) DevOps
27 41 (13.67%) E-Commerce
28 40 (13.33%) C++
29 39 (13.00%) CQRS

Senior C# Developer Skill Set
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 27 (9.00%) Elasticsearch
2 11 (3.67%) NServiceBus
3 8 (2.67%) IIS
3 8 (2.67%) SharePoint
4 4 (1.33%) CMS
5 3 (1.00%) ColdFusion
6 2 (0.67%) Ethereum
7 1 (0.33%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.33%) Confluence
7 1 (0.33%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 2 (0.67%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (1.00%) Dynamics CRM
1 3 (1.00%) Summit
2 2 (0.67%) Endur
2 2 (0.67%) SunGard GMI
Cloud Services
1 65 (21.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 34 (11.33%) Amazon AWS
3 10 (3.33%) GitHub
4 6 (2.00%) Amazon EC2
5 4 (1.33%) Office 365
6 2 (0.67%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.33%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (2.00%) AMQP
2 4 (1.33%) Internet
3 3 (1.00%) SMTP
4 2 (0.67%) DNS
5 1 (0.33%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 123 (41.00%) SQL Server
2 32 (10.67%) NoSQL
3 16 (5.33%) Relational Database
4 14 (4.67%) MongoDB
5 11 (3.67%) RavenDB
6 10 (3.33%) SQL Server 2012
6 10 (3.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 8 (2.67%) SQL Server 2008
8 6 (2.00%) PostgreSQL
8 6 (2.00%) SQL Server 2016
8 6 (2.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 5 (1.67%) SQL Server 2014
10 4 (1.33%) Data Warehouse
10 4 (1.33%) Oracle Database
11 3 (1.00%) BusinessObjects
11 3 (1.00%) Hadoop
11 3 (1.00%) KDB
11 3 (1.00%) MySQL
11 3 (1.00%) ObjectStore
11 3 (1.00%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 32 (10.67%) Team Foundation Server
2 31 (10.33%) Git (software)
3 30 (10.00%) NUnit
3 30 (10.00%) Visual Studio
4 25 (8.33%) TeamCity
5 23 (7.67%) Octopus Deploy
6 14 (4.67%) MSBuild
7 13 (4.33%) SpecFlow
8 10 (3.33%) Jasmine
9 9 (3.00%) Selenium
10 8 (2.67%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 7 (2.33%) JIRA
11 7 (2.33%) MSTest
12 6 (2.00%) Subversion
13 5 (1.67%) Maven
13 5 (1.67%) ReSharper
13 5 (1.67%) Visual Studio Team System
14 4 (1.33%) Hudson
14 4 (1.33%) Moq
14 4 (1.33%) Robot Framework
General
1 119 (39.67%) Finance
2 70 (23.33%) Banking
3 48 (16.00%) Front Office
4 23 (7.67%) Investment Banking
4 23 (7.67%) Retail
5 7 (2.33%) Back Office
6 5 (1.67%) Law
7 4 (1.33%) Financial Institution
8 2 (0.67%) Automotive
8 2 (0.67%) Marketing
9 1 (0.33%) Legal
9 1 (0.33%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.33%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 221 (73.67%) .NET
2 88 (29.33%) ASP.NET
3 74 (24.67%) AngularJS
4 56 (18.67%) ASP.NET Web API
5 51 (17.00%) .NET Framework
6 50 (16.67%) HTML
7 49 (16.33%) ASP.NET MVC
8 45 (15.00%) WCF
9 44 (14.67%) WPF
10 37 (12.33%) CSS
11 31 (10.33%) RESTful
12 30 (10.00%) Entity Framework
13 27 (9.00%) React
14 24 (8.00%) HTML5
15 23 (7.67%) RabbitMQ
16 22 (7.33%) Node.js
17 21 (7.00%) jQuery
18 19 (6.33%) .NET Core
19 18 (6.00%) LINQ
20 16 (5.33%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 30 (10.00%) Derivative
2 26 (8.67%) Greenfield Project
3 24 (8.00%) Data Structures
4 20 (6.67%) Fixed Income
5 17 (5.67%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 15 (5.00%) Computer Science
7 14 (4.67%) Enterprise Software
8 10 (3.33%) Blog
9 9 (3.00%) Hedge funds
9 9 (3.00%) N-Tier
10 8 (2.67%) Equities
10 8 (2.67%) Mobile App
11 7 (2.33%) Credit Risk
12 6 (2.00%) Algorithms
13 5 (1.67%) Analytical Skills
13 5 (1.67%) Fintech
14 4 (1.33%) Public Cloud
14 4 (1.33%) User Experience
15 3 (1.00%) Fat Client
15 3 (1.00%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 16 (5.33%) Windows
2 9 (3.00%) Android
3 8 (2.67%) Apple iOS
4 7 (2.33%) Nucleus RTOS
5 4 (1.33%) Windows Phone
6 3 (1.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 147 (49.00%) Agile Software Development
2 142 (47.33%) TDD
3 109 (36.33%) MVC
4 75 (25.00%) Scrum
5 73 (24.33%) BDD
6 71 (23.67%) Continuous Integration
7 51 (17.00%) Test Automation
8 47 (15.67%) Multithreading
9 42 (14.00%) DevOps
10 41 (13.67%) E-Commerce
11 39 (13.00%) CQRS
12 33 (11.00%) Microservices
12 33 (11.00%) OO
12 33 (11.00%) Unit Testing
13 32 (10.67%) Software Engineering
14 30 (10.00%) SOLID
15 24 (8.00%) Domain-Driven Design
15 24 (8.00%) SOA
16 23 (7.67%) Electronic Trading
16 23 (7.67%) Pair Programming
Programming Languages
1 300 (100.00%) C#
2 80 (26.67%) SQL
3 78 (26.00%) JavaScript
4 40 (13.33%) C++
5 28 (9.33%) Java
6 27 (9.00%) T-SQL
7 19 (6.33%) PowerShell
8 16 (5.33%) Python
8 16 (5.33%) TypeScript
9 10 (3.33%) Ruby
10 9 (3.00%) VB.NET
11 8 (2.67%) C
12 5 (1.67%) GraphQL
13 3 (1.00%) Apple Swift
13 3 (1.00%) Objective-C
13 3 (1.00%) PHP
13 3 (1.00%) VBA
13 3 (1.00%) XAML
14 2 (0.67%) U-SQL
15 1 (0.33%) R
Qualifications
1 23 (7.67%) Degree
2 9 (3.00%) Computer Science Degree
3 3 (1.00%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (4.00%) MiFID
1 12 (4.00%) QA
2 8 (2.67%) EMIR
3 3 (1.00%) Basel III
3 3 (1.00%) FATCA
3 3 (1.00%) Solvency II
System Software
1 3 (1.00%) Docker
Systems Management
1 7 (2.33%) Ansible
2 5 (1.67%) Nagios
2 5 (1.67%) ZABBIX
3 4 (1.33%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (1.33%) Puppet
4 3 (1.00%) BladeLogic
4 3 (1.00%) NetBackup
5 2 (0.67%) Terraform
6 1 (0.33%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 58 (19.33%) Microsoft
2 14 (4.67%) Oracle
3 5 (1.67%) Apigee
3 5 (1.67%) AppDynamics
3 5 (1.67%) New Relic
3 5 (1.67%) Splunk
4 4 (1.33%) Bloomberg
4 4 (1.33%) MarketAxess
4 4 (1.33%) Tradeweb
5 3 (1.00%) Calypso
5 3 (1.00%) DevExpress
5 3 (1.00%) Hitachi
5 3 (1.00%) Murex
5 3 (1.00%) Sophis
5 3 (1.00%) Typemock
5 3 (1.00%) Veritas
6 2 (0.67%) Fidessa
6 2 (0.67%) FIS
6 2 (0.67%) Salesforce.com
6 2 (0.67%) SunGard