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 4 September 2015 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
C# Software Engineer
Rank 612 597 553
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -44
Contract jobs requiring a C# Software Engineer 21 13 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.036% 0.023% 0.065%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.039% 0.025% 0.070%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 12 16
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£350 £325 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +13.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £325 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £325 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £325 £263
% change year-on-year
-7.69% +23.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 7
Average hourly rate £37.50 - £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 - £32.50

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
54235 51432 48394
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.81% 92.07% 92.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 34663 31190 28805
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1992 1996 2114
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.33 £17.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+1.94% -

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 4 September 2015.

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 25 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 4 September 2015. 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
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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 +3 19 £375 +15.38% 19
South East -22 4 £350 +7.69% 2
West Midlands - 4 £300 - 2
London - 4 £663 - 7
Burton-upon-Trent - 3 £300 -
Staffordshire - 3 £300 -
South West - 3 £288 - 2
East of England +7 2 £400 +6.66% 3
North West - 2 - - 1
East Sussex - 2 - -
Dorset - 2 - -
Surrey -1 1 - - 1
Berkshire -3 1 £350 +7.69%
Cambridgeshire -4 1 - - 1
Scotland -11 1 £275 +12.24%
Glasgow - 1 £275 -
Suffolk - 1 £400 -
City of London - 1 £650 - 1
Cambridge - 1 - - 1
Lewes - 1 - -
Ipswich - 1 £400 -
Manchester - 1 - - 1
Cheshire - 1 - -
Coventry - 1 - - 1
Gloucestershire - 1 £288 -

C# Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, 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 48 (100.00%) C#
2 47 (97.92%) Software Engineering
3 37 (77.08%) .NET
4 20 (41.67%) TDD
4 20 (41.67%) SQL
5 19 (39.58%) SQL Server
5 19 (39.58%) WPF
6 17 (35.42%) Multithreading
6 17 (35.42%) .NET Framework
7 15 (31.25%) ASP.NET
8 14 (29.17%) MVC
8 14 (29.17%) Entity Framework
9 13 (27.08%) Visual Studio
9 13 (27.08%) WinForms
9 13 (27.08%) Agile Software Development
10 11 (22.92%) Windows
10 11 (22.92%) HTML
11 9 (18.75%) C++
11 9 (18.75%) JavaScript
11 9 (18.75%) CSS
12 8 (16.67%) Scrum
12 8 (16.67%) Microsoft
13 7 (14.58%) WCF
13 7 (14.58%) jQuery
13 7 (14.58%) ReSharper
13 7 (14.58%) OOD
13 7 (14.58%) XML
13 7 (14.58%) Java
14 6 (12.50%) OO
14 6 (12.50%) CSS3

C# Software Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, 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 1 (2.08%) IIS
1 1 (2.08%) JBoss
1 1 (2.08%) Apache
1 1 (2.08%) Tomcat
Applications
1 3 (6.25%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.08%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.08%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.25%) SNMP
2 1 (2.08%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (39.58%) SQL Server
2 4 (8.33%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (6.25%) Relational Database
4 2 (4.17%) MySQL
4 2 (4.17%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (4.17%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (2.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (2.08%) NoSQL
5 1 (2.08%) RavenDB
5 1 (2.08%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (2.08%) Data Mining
5 1 (2.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 13 (27.08%) Visual Studio
2 7 (14.58%) ReSharper
3 6 (12.50%) TeamCity
4 3 (6.25%) Rational DOORS
4 3 (6.25%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (4.17%) Moq
6 1 (2.08%) WatiN
6 1 (2.08%) MSTest
6 1 (2.08%) SoapUI
6 1 (2.08%) SpecFlow
6 1 (2.08%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 1 (2.08%) Git (software)
6 1 (2.08%) Selenium
6 1 (2.08%) InstallShield
6 1 (2.08%) NUnit
6 1 (2.08%) Subversion
6 1 (2.08%) JIRA
General
1 4 (8.33%) Front Office
2 3 (6.25%) Finance
3 2 (4.17%) Games
4 1 (2.08%) Military
4 1 (2.08%) Banking
4 1 (2.08%) Retail
4 1 (2.08%) Aerospace
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (77.08%) .NET
2 19 (39.58%) WPF
3 17 (35.42%) .NET Framework
4 15 (31.25%) ASP.NET
5 14 (29.17%) Entity Framework
6 13 (27.08%) WinForms
7 11 (22.92%) HTML
8 9 (18.75%) CSS
9 7 (14.58%) XML
9 7 (14.58%) WCF
9 7 (14.58%) jQuery
10 6 (12.50%) ASP.NET MVC
10 6 (12.50%) HTML5
10 6 (12.50%) CSS3
10 6 (12.50%) Razor View Engine
10 6 (12.50%) AngularJS
10 6 (12.50%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 4 (8.33%) LINQ
11 4 (8.33%) FIX Protocol
12 3 (6.25%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.33%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
1 4 (8.33%) Computer Science
1 4 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (4.17%) Data Structures
2 2 (4.17%) SCADA
3 1 (2.08%) Mathematics
3 1 (2.08%) Physics
3 1 (2.08%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (2.08%) EPoS
3 1 (2.08%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.08%) Fixed Income
3 1 (2.08%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 11 (22.92%) Windows
2 1 (2.08%) Linux
2 1 (2.08%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (2.08%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (97.92%) Software Engineering
2 20 (41.67%) TDD
3 17 (35.42%) Multithreading
4 14 (29.17%) MVC
5 13 (27.08%) Agile Software Development
6 8 (16.67%) Scrum
7 7 (14.58%) OOD
8 6 (12.50%) OO
9 5 (10.42%) Continuous Integration
10 4 (8.33%) Unit Testing
10 4 (8.33%) Refactoring
10 4 (8.33%) MVVM
10 4 (8.33%) Low Latency
10 4 (8.33%) UML
10 4 (8.33%) Configuration Management
11 3 (6.25%) OOP
11 3 (6.25%) Algorithmic Trading
11 3 (6.25%) Requirements Analysis
11 3 (6.25%) Market Making
12 2 (4.17%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 48 (100.00%) C#
2 20 (41.67%) SQL
3 9 (18.75%) C++
3 9 (18.75%) JavaScript
4 7 (14.58%) Java
5 3 (6.25%) T-SQL
5 3 (6.25%) VBScript
5 3 (6.25%) C
5 3 (6.25%) XAML
6 2 (4.17%) VB
7 1 (2.08%) VB.NET
7 1 (2.08%) VC++
7 1 (2.08%) PHP
Qualifications
1 4 (8.33%) Degree
2 1 (2.08%) SC Cleared
2 1 (2.08%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.17%) QA
Vendors
1 8 (16.67%) Microsoft
2 3 (6.25%) IBM
3 1 (2.08%) Oracle
3 1 (2.08%) TIBCO
3 1 (2.08%) Infragistics
3 1 (2.08%) Rackspace
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