The table below looks at the statistics for the C# Software Engineer 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# Software Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 13 February 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.

Location
3 months to
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
C# Software Engineer
Rank 569 562 533
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -29
Contract jobs requiring a C# Software Engineer 54 31 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.11% 0.061% 0.086%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.11% 0.064% 0.091%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 13 22
Average daily rate £450 £320 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+40.62% -1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £358 £249 £283
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £400 £613
UK excluding London average daily rate £408 £318 £310
% change year-on-year
+28.34% +2.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 9 4
Average hourly rate £47.83 £32.50 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+47.16% -18.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.10 £32.00 £37.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.88 £52.50 £41.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.83 £32.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+47.16% -18.75%

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
47935 48321 46997
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.58% 94.47% 94.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 30815 30072 27703
Average daily rate £413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £565
UK excluding London average daily rate £378 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1687 1903 2072
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.22 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.62% -1.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

C# Software Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend

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

C# Software Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

C# Software Engineer
Daily Rate Trend

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

C# Software Engineer Daily Rate Trend in the UK

C# Software Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing C# Software Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 13 February 2016.

C# Software Engineer Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

C# Software Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend

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

C# Software Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

C# Software Engineer
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing C# Software Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 13 February 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 +25 49 £500 +56.25% 51
London +17 21 £588 +34.28% 10
South East +19 11 £438 - 13
North West -4 8 £425 - 5
Manchester - 7 - - 5
South West -7 5 £375 +47.05% 9
Buckinghamshire - 5 £463 -
Milton Keynes - 5 £463 -
East of England +2 4 - - 3
Wales -14 4 £395 -
Bristol - 4 £375 - 4
Hampshire - 3 £350 - 2
Cambridgeshire +10 2 - - 2
Cambridge -6 2 - - 2
South Wales -13 2 £440 -
Portsmouth - 2 - -
Kent -8 1 - - 1
Surrey - 1 £450 - 3
City of London - 1 £575 - 4
Hammersmith - 1 £410 -
Luton - 1 - -
Cardiff - 1 £465 -
Newport - 1 £415 -
Somerset - 1 - -
Welwyn Garden City - 1 - -
Folkestone - 1 - -
Yeovil - 1 - -
Redhill - 1 £450 -
Cheshire - 1 £425 -
Chester - 1 £425 -

C# Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited C# Software Engineer 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# Software Engineer in their job title.

1 113 (100.00%) C#
2 112 (99.12%) Software Engineering
3 63 (55.75%) .NET
4 48 (42.48%) SQL Server
5 43 (38.05%) WPF
6 39 (34.51%) ASP.NET
7 36 (31.86%) MVC
8 35 (30.97%) Agile Software Development
9 33 (29.20%) Finance
10 32 (28.32%) SQL
11 31 (27.43%) TDD
11 31 (27.43%) .NET Framework
12 27 (23.89%) Banking
12 27 (23.89%) OO
13 26 (23.01%) Visual Studio
14 25 (22.12%) JavaScript
15 24 (21.24%) Investment Banking
15 24 (21.24%) Electronic Trading
15 24 (21.24%) ASP.NET MVC
16 23 (20.35%) Entity Framework
16 23 (20.35%) Scrum
17 22 (19.47%) SQL Server 2008
18 21 (18.58%) WCF
19 19 (16.81%) NUnit
19 19 (16.81%) BDD
19 19 (16.81%) Moq
20 18 (15.93%) Microsoft Azure
20 18 (15.93%) SpecFlow
20 18 (15.93%) OOP
21 17 (15.04%) Web Services

C# Software Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited C# Software Engineer 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# Software Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (3.54%) SharePoint
1 4 (3.54%) SharePoint 2013
2 2 (1.77%) ArcGIS
2 2 (1.77%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (0.88%) Node.js
3 1 (0.88%) Oracle Spatial
Applications
1 3 (2.65%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.77%) InfoPath
2 2 (1.77%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 15 (13.27%) Payment Gateway
2 1 (0.88%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 18 (15.93%) Microsoft Azure
2 15 (13.27%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (13.27%) Internet
2 6 (5.31%) TCP/IP
3 5 (4.42%) SNMP
4 4 (3.54%) Remote Desktop
5 3 (2.65%) VoIP
6 2 (1.77%) Intranet
7 1 (0.88%) Bluetooth
7 1 (0.88%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (42.48%) SQL Server
2 22 (19.47%) SQL Server 2008
3 16 (14.16%) SQL Server 2014
4 15 (13.27%) SQL Server 2012
5 4 (3.54%) Relational Database
6 3 (2.65%) SQL Server 2005
6 3 (2.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (1.77%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.88%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.88%) MySQL
8 1 (0.88%) NoSQL
8 1 (0.88%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.88%) RavenDB
8 1 (0.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 26 (23.01%) Visual Studio
2 19 (16.81%) Moq
2 19 (16.81%) NUnit
3 18 (15.93%) SpecFlow
4 16 (14.16%) Cucumber
5 15 (13.27%) Rhino Mocks
6 10 (8.85%) Team Foundation Server
7 9 (7.96%) Git (software)
8 7 (6.19%) Rational DOORS
9 5 (4.42%) MSTest
9 5 (4.42%) Subversion
10 3 (2.65%) Eclipse
10 3 (2.65%) StarTeam
11 2 (1.77%) FitNesse
11 2 (1.77%) Jenkins
11 2 (1.77%) Mercurial
11 2 (1.77%) Octopus Deploy
11 2 (1.77%) TeamCity
12 1 (0.88%) RubyMine
12 1 (0.88%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 33 (29.20%) Finance
2 27 (23.89%) Banking
3 24 (21.24%) Investment Banking
4 5 (4.42%) Aerospace
5 3 (2.65%) Games
6 2 (1.77%) Back Office
6 2 (1.77%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.77%) Marketing
7 1 (0.88%) Automotive
7 1 (0.88%) Electronics
7 1 (0.88%) Legal
7 1 (0.88%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 63 (55.75%) .NET
2 43 (38.05%) WPF
3 39 (34.51%) ASP.NET
4 31 (27.43%) .NET Framework
5 24 (21.24%) ASP.NET MVC
6 23 (20.35%) Entity Framework
7 21 (18.58%) WCF
8 17 (15.04%) ASP.NET MVC 4
8 17 (15.04%) ASP.NET MVC 5
8 17 (15.04%) Web Services
9 16 (14.16%) RESTful
10 15 (13.27%) Gherkin
10 15 (13.27%) MSMQ
11 14 (12.39%) NHibernate
12 12 (10.62%) AngularJS
13 10 (8.85%) CSS
14 8 (7.08%) HTML
15 6 (5.31%) ASP.NET Web API
16 5 (4.42%) Razor View Engine
16 5 (4.42%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 15 (13.27%) Client/Server
2 7 (6.19%) User Experience
3 6 (5.31%) Computer Science
4 5 (4.42%) Replication
5 4 (3.54%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (3.54%) Visualisation
6 2 (1.77%) Inversion of Control
7 1 (0.88%) Market Risk
7 1 (0.88%) Mathematics
7 1 (0.88%) NHS
7 1 (0.88%) N-Tier
7 1 (0.88%) SCADA
7 1 (0.88%) Smart Energy
Operating Systems
1 15 (13.27%) Windows
2 3 (2.65%) Windows Server
3 2 (1.77%) Android
3 2 (1.77%) Linux
3 2 (1.77%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (0.88%) Mac OS X
4 1 (0.88%) Windows 7
4 1 (0.88%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 112 (99.12%) Software Engineering
2 36 (31.86%) MVC
3 35 (30.97%) Agile Software Development
4 31 (27.43%) TDD
5 27 (23.89%) OO
6 24 (21.24%) Electronic Trading
7 23 (20.35%) Scrum
8 19 (16.81%) BDD
9 18 (15.93%) OOP
10 17 (15.04%) Automated Testing
11 16 (14.16%) E-Commerce
12 15 (13.27%) Kanban
13 11 (9.73%) SDLC
14 10 (8.85%) MVVM
14 10 (8.85%) UML
15 9 (7.96%) Continuous Integration
16 8 (7.08%) Multithreading
17 6 (5.31%) Unit Testing
17 6 (5.31%) Workflow
18 5 (4.42%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 113 (100.00%) C#
2 32 (28.32%) SQL
3 25 (22.12%) JavaScript
4 16 (14.16%) Ruby
5 15 (13.27%) C++
6 7 (6.19%) C
7 5 (4.42%) Python
8 4 (3.54%) Java
8 4 (3.54%) XAML
9 3 (2.65%) T-SQL
9 3 (2.65%) VB
10 2 (1.77%) VB.NET
11 1 (0.88%) Objective-C
11 1 (0.88%) Perl
11 1 (0.88%) PHP
11 1 (0.88%) PL/SQL
11 1 (0.88%) PowerShell
11 1 (0.88%) VC++
Qualifications
1 14 (12.39%) Security Cleared
2 12 (10.62%) SC Cleared
3 9 (7.96%) Degree
4 1 (0.88%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (0.88%) DV Cleared
4 1 (0.88%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.65%) QA
2 1 (0.88%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (0.88%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (3.54%) VMware ESXi
1 4 (3.54%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.88%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 16 (14.16%) Microsoft
2 4 (3.54%) Cisco
2 4 (3.54%) VMware
3 3 (2.65%) Coverity
4 2 (1.77%) ESRI
4 2 (1.77%) IBM
5 1 (0.88%) Oracle
5 1 (0.88%) SAP
5 1 (0.88%) Splunk
5 1 (0.88%) Telerik
5 1 (0.88%) Wonderware