The table below looks at the statistics for the C# Architect role in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited C# Architect in their job title over the 3 months to 29 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
C# Architect
Rank 616 597 604
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +7
Contract jobs requiring a C# Architect 24 38 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.043% 0.068% 0.040%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.045% 0.072% 0.043%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 27 15
Average daily rate £500 £475 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% -5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £400 £425
10% offered a daily rate of more than £800 £585 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £475 £425 £500
% change year-on-year
+11.76% -15.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised across the UK. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
53034 52811 51540
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.93% 94.73% 94.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 34546 32021 31371
Average daily rate £425 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £243 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1532 2104 2098
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.83 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.01% -1.02%

C# Architect
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing C# Architect in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

C# Architect Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

C# Architect
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing C# Architect within the UK.

C# Architect Daily Rate Trend in the UK

C# Architect
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing C# Architect within the UK over the 3 months to 29 April 2016.

C# Architect Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

C# Architect
Hourly Rate Trend

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

C# Architect Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

C# Architect
Top 21 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing C# Architect within the UK over the 3 months to 29 April 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -35 24 £500 +5.26% 10
Yorkshire +9 9 £475 -13.63%
London -16 8 £688 +25.00% 4
Leeds +1 5 £475 -13.63%
West Yorkshire -2 5 £475 -13.63%
North Yorkshire - 4 £475 -
York - 4 £475 -
South East -21 3 £525 +23.52% 1
East of England +2 2 £600 +12.94% 1
Berkshire - 2 - - 1
Luton - 2 £600 - 1
Bracknell - 2 - -
Bedfordshire - 2 £600 - 1
East Midlands +7 1 - - 1
South West 0 1 £475 +11.76%
Somerset - 1 £475 -
Nottinghamshire - 1 - - 1
Surrey - 1 £525 -
Nottingham - 1 - - 1
Taunton - 1 £475 -
Staines - 1 £525 -

C# Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited C# Architect in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with C# Architect in their job title.

1 43 (100.00%) C#
2 36 (83.72%) .NET
3 17 (39.53%) Microsoft
4 14 (32.56%) MVC
5 13 (30.23%) SQL
6 12 (27.91%) SQL Server
7 11 (25.58%) Technical Architecture
8 10 (23.26%) Agile Software Development
8 10 (23.26%) SOA
8 10 (23.26%) OO
9 9 (20.93%) Mentoring
10 8 (18.60%) Team Foundation Server
10 8 (18.60%) NoSQL
10 8 (18.60%) REST
10 8 (18.60%) MS Excel
11 7 (16.28%) TDD
11 7 (16.28%) Sitecore CMS
11 7 (16.28%) Sitecore
11 7 (16.28%) CMS
11 7 (16.28%) Mainframe
11 7 (16.28%) Front Office
11 7 (16.28%) Performance Tuning
11 7 (16.28%) Apache Cassandra
12 6 (13.95%) E-Commerce
13 5 (11.63%) SOAP
13 5 (11.63%) JavaScript
13 5 (11.63%) ASP.NET Web API
13 5 (11.63%) Microsoft Azure
14 4 (9.30%) SOLID
14 4 (9.30%) C++

C# Architect
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited C# Architect in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with C# Architect in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 7 (16.28%) CMS
1 7 (16.28%) Sitecore CMS
2 1 (2.33%) Apache Solr
2 1 (2.33%) Confluence
2 1 (2.33%) JBoss
2 1 (2.33%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 8 (18.60%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 5 (11.63%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (4.65%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (2.33%) Cloud Computing
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (27.91%) SQL Server
2 8 (18.60%) NoSQL
3 7 (16.28%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (2.33%) Big Data
4 1 (2.33%) MongoDB
4 1 (2.33%) Oracle Database
4 1 (2.33%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (2.33%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (2.33%) RavenDB
Development Applications
1 8 (18.60%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (2.33%) AppScan
2 1 (2.33%) Git (software)
2 1 (2.33%) JIRA
2 1 (2.33%) Metasploit
2 1 (2.33%) Moq
2 1 (2.33%) NUnit
2 1 (2.33%) Octopus Deploy
2 1 (2.33%) Selenium
2 1 (2.33%) SpecFlow
2 1 (2.33%) TeamCity
General
1 7 (16.28%) Front Office
2 3 (6.98%) Finance
3 2 (4.65%) Banking
3 2 (4.65%) Investment Banking
3 2 (4.65%) Legal
4 1 (2.33%) Advertising
4 1 (2.33%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (83.72%) .NET
2 8 (18.60%) REST
3 5 (11.63%) ASP.NET Web API
3 5 (11.63%) SOAP
4 3 (6.98%) Web Services
5 2 (4.65%) AngularJS
5 2 (4.65%) ASP.NET
5 2 (4.65%) XML
6 1 (2.33%) ActiveMQ
6 1 (2.33%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (2.33%) COM
6 1 (2.33%) CSS
6 1 (2.33%) FIX Protocol
6 1 (2.33%) HTML
6 1 (2.33%) jQuery
6 1 (2.33%) Middleware
6 1 (2.33%) MSMQ
6 1 (2.33%) RabbitMQ
6 1 (2.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 1 (2.33%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 7 (16.28%) Mainframe
2 2 (4.65%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (4.65%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (2.33%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.33%) Data Centre
3 1 (2.33%) Hedge funds
3 1 (2.33%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.33%) Android
1 1 (2.33%) Linux
1 1 (2.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (32.56%) MVC
2 11 (25.58%) Technical Architecture
3 10 (23.26%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (23.26%) OO
3 10 (23.26%) SOA
4 9 (20.93%) Mentoring
5 7 (16.28%) Performance Tuning
5 7 (16.28%) TDD
6 6 (13.95%) E-Commerce
7 4 (9.30%) SOLID
8 3 (6.98%) Microservices
8 3 (6.98%) SDLC
9 2 (4.65%) High Availability
9 2 (4.65%) Information Security
9 2 (4.65%) Low Latency
10 1 (2.33%) Migration
10 1 (2.33%) Project Management
10 1 (2.33%) Risk Management
10 1 (2.33%) Scrum
10 1 (2.33%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 43 (100.00%) C#
2 13 (30.23%) SQL
3 5 (11.63%) JavaScript
4 4 (9.30%) C++
5 3 (6.98%) Python
6 2 (4.65%) C
6 2 (4.65%) Java
6 2 (4.65%) Perl
7 1 (2.33%) Objective-C
7 1 (2.33%) PHP
7 1 (2.33%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1 (2.33%) CEH
1 1 (2.33%) CISA
1 1 (2.33%) CISM
1 1 (2.33%) CISSP
1 1 (2.33%) CRISC
1 1 (2.33%) Degree
1 1 (2.33%) GIAC
1 1 (2.33%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.33%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (2.33%) Forefront Identity Manager
1 1 (2.33%) Nessus
1 1 (2.33%) Puppet
Vendors
1 17 (39.53%) Microsoft
2 7 (16.28%) Sitecore
3 1 (2.33%) Apigee
3 1 (2.33%) hybris
3 1 (2.33%) IBM
3 1 (2.33%) Mashery
3 1 (2.33%) Oracle
3 1 (2.33%) Red Hat
3 1 (2.33%) Splunk
3 1 (2.33%) TIBCO
3 1 (2.33%) Veracode
3 1 (2.33%) Xamarin