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 19 December 2014 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
C# Software Engineer
Rank 585 545 525
Rank change year-on-year
-40 -20
Contract jobs requiring a C# Software Engineer 10 37 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.018% 0.072% 0.064%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.020% 0.078% 0.069%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 23 12
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£400 £306 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.61% -15.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £355 £243 £254
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £650 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £283 £363
% change year-on-year
+41.59% -22.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 8
Average hourly rate - £38.25 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -4.37%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £36.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
- -8.75%

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
50642 47729 46134
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 91.79% 92.49% 92.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 32228 28770 26034
Average daily rate £400 £400 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2044 2098 2641
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% -5.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £37.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

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 19 December 2014.

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 19 December 2014. 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 -55 10 £400 +33.33% 24
London +3 5 £563 -2.17% 2
East of England - 3 £400 - 6
North West -8 1 - - 1
Hampshire -19 1 £375 - 1
South East -23 1 £375 - 7
Hertfordshire - 1 - - 2
St Albans - 1 - -
Stevenage - - - - 1
Stoke-on-Trent - - - -
Sutton Coldfield - - - -
Warrington - - - -
Weymouth - - - -
Wolverhampton - - - -
Worthing - - - -
Yateley - - - -
Berkshire - - - - 3
Buckinghamshire - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - - 4
Cheshire - - - - 1
Derbyshire - - - - 1
Dorset - - - -
East Sussex - - - -
Gloucestershire - - - - 1
Basingstoke - - - -
Bath - - - - 2
Birmingham - - - - 1
Brighton - - - -
Bristol - - - -
Camberley - - - -

C# Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 20 (100.00%) C#
1 20 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 16 (80.00%) .NET
3 10 (50.00%) SQL
4 7 (35.00%) WinForms
4 7 (35.00%) SQL Server
5 6 (30.00%) C++
5 6 (30.00%) Windows
6 5 (25.00%) .NET Framework
6 5 (25.00%) Oracle
7 4 (20.00%) Visual Studio
7 4 (20.00%) ASP.NET
7 4 (20.00%) NUnit
7 4 (20.00%) MVC
7 4 (20.00%) Telecoms
7 4 (20.00%) Finance
7 4 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (20.00%) TDD
7 4 (20.00%) Enterprise Software
7 4 (20.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
8 3 (15.00%) Apple iOS
8 3 (15.00%) Android
8 3 (15.00%) Subversion
8 3 (15.00%) Scrum
8 3 (15.00%) JavaScript
9 2 (10.00%) HTML
9 2 (10.00%) CSS
9 2 (10.00%) Web Services
9 2 (10.00%) Microsoft
9 2 (10.00%) OO

C# Software Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 (5.00%) Apache ServiceMix
1 1 (5.00%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (5.00%) Maya
1 1 (5.00%) 3ds Max
1 1 (5.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (5.00%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (5.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.00%) SMS
1 1 (5.00%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (35.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (5.00%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (5.00%) Relational Database
2 1 (5.00%) Oracle Database
2 1 (5.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 4 (20.00%) Visual Studio
1 4 (20.00%) NUnit
2 3 (15.00%) Subversion
3 2 (10.00%) Jenkins
3 2 (10.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (10.00%) JIRA
3 2 (10.00%) ReSharper
4 1 (5.00%) Xcode
4 1 (5.00%) Eclipse
General
1 4 (20.00%) Telecoms
1 4 (20.00%) Finance
2 1 (5.00%) Marketing
2 1 (5.00%) Front Office
2 1 (5.00%) Electronics
2 1 (5.00%) Manufacturing
2 1 (5.00%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (80.00%) .NET
2 7 (35.00%) WinForms
3 5 (25.00%) .NET Framework
4 4 (20.00%) ASP.NET
4 4 (20.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
5 2 (10.00%) HTML
5 2 (10.00%) CSS
5 2 (10.00%) Web Services
5 2 (10.00%) Castle Windsor
5 2 (10.00%) WPF
6 1 (5.00%) WCF
6 1 (5.00%) Ajax
6 1 (5.00%) Silverlight
6 1 (5.00%) Unity (Game Engine)
6 1 (5.00%) REST
6 1 (5.00%) KnockoutJS
6 1 (5.00%) HTML5
6 1 (5.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
6 1 (5.00%) XML
6 1 (5.00%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 4 (20.00%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (10.00%) Mathematics
3 1 (5.00%) Physics
3 1 (5.00%) Computer Science
3 1 (5.00%) Augmented Reality
3 1 (5.00%) Open Source
3 1 (5.00%) Reference Data
3 1 (5.00%) Kinect
3 1 (5.00%) DTV
3 1 (5.00%) Management Information System
3 1 (5.00%) Device Driver
3 1 (5.00%) 3D Graphics
3 1 (5.00%) Fixed Income
3 1 (5.00%) Artificial Intelligence
Operating Systems
1 6 (30.00%) Windows
2 3 (15.00%) Apple iOS
2 3 (15.00%) Android
3 1 (5.00%) Windows Phone
3 1 (5.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 4 (20.00%) MVC
2 4 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (20.00%) TDD
3 3 (15.00%) Scrum
4 2 (10.00%) OO
4 2 (10.00%) Workflow
4 2 (10.00%) Android Development
4 2 (10.00%) iOS Development
4 2 (10.00%) Pair Programming
4 2 (10.00%) Unit Testing
4 2 (10.00%) Multithreading
5 1 (5.00%) Image Processing
5 1 (5.00%) Electronic Trading
5 1 (5.00%) System Testing
5 1 (5.00%) Digital Marketing
5 1 (5.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (5.00%) Integration Testing
5 1 (5.00%) Mentoring
5 1 (5.00%) MVVM
Programming Languages
1 20 (100.00%) C#
2 10 (50.00%) SQL
3 6 (30.00%) C++
4 3 (15.00%) JavaScript
5 2 (10.00%) Python
6 1 (5.00%) Lua
6 1 (5.00%) Embedded C++
6 1 (5.00%) Java
6 1 (5.00%) PHP
Qualifications
1 2 (10.00%) Degree
2 1 (5.00%) SC Cleared
2 1 (5.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.00%) QA
Vendors
1 5 (25.00%) Oracle
2 2 (10.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (10.00%) TIBCO
3 1 (5.00%) Tradeweb
3 1 (5.00%) Reuters
3 1 (5.00%) Bloomberg
3 1 (5.00%) Adobe
3 1 (5.00%) EMC
3 1 (5.00%) SAP