The median contractor rate for a .NET Software Engineer was £375 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 3 months to 30 March 2017.

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.

.NET Software Engineer
UK / England
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 555 612 580
Rank change year-on-year +57 -32  
Contract jobs requiring a .NET Software Engineer 21 12 21
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.050% 0.024% 0.043%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.053% 0.025% 0.045%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 5 13
Median daily rate £375 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +15.38%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £335 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £439 £408 £385
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £388 £323
% change year-on-year -5.80% +20.15%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 2
Median hourly rate £56.25 £50.39 £33.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.62% +49.30%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.25 £50.39 £32.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £63.25 £50.39 £34.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £65.00 £50.39 £33.75
% change year-on-year +28.99% +49.30%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in England. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
England
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 39809 47592 46241
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 94.81% 95.25% 94.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 25961 31270 28439
Median daily rate £435 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.35% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £263 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1355 1455 1881
Median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +5.71%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £11.25 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £47.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -7.89% +11.76%  

.NET Software Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England that featured .NET Software Engineer in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for .NET Software Engineer in England

.NET Software Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing .NET Software Engineer in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for .NET Software Engineer in England

.NET Software Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing .NET Software Engineer in England over the 3 months to 30 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for .NET Software Engineer in England

.NET Software Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing .NET Software Engineer in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for .NET Software Engineer in England

.NET Software Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing .NET Software Engineer in England over the 3 months to 30 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for .NET Software Engineer in England

.NET Software Engineer
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing .NET Software Engineer within the England region over the 3 months to 30 March 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +39 9 £375 +1.69% 8
South West +4 4 £365 -5.80% 2
East of England +3 3 £400 - 7
North West +30 2 £313 -10.71% 3
South East +20 2 £250 - 5
East Midlands - 1 - - 3
.NET Software Engineer
UK

.NET Software Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 March 2017, .NET Software Engineer 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 across the England region featuring .NET Software Engineer in the job title.

1 42 (100.00%) .NET
1 42 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 40 (95.24%) C#
3 23 (54.76%) Agile Software Development
4 22 (52.38%) SQL
5 17 (40.48%) SQL Server
5 17 (40.48%) MVC
5 17 (40.48%) Microsoft
6 15 (35.71%) Visual Studio
7 13 (30.95%) ASP.NET
7 13 (30.95%) HTML
7 13 (30.95%) WCF
8 11 (26.19%) TDD
8 11 (26.19%) Security Cleared
8 11 (26.19%) CSS
8 11 (26.19%) XML
8 11 (26.19%) NServiceBus
9 10 (23.81%) jQuery
9 10 (23.81%) ASP.NET MVC
10 9 (21.43%) SQL Server 2008
10 9 (21.43%) Team Foundation Server
10 9 (21.43%) PowerShell
10 9 (21.43%) WPF
10 9 (21.43%) ASP.NET Web API
11 8 (19.05%) KnockoutJS
11 8 (19.05%) C++
11 8 (19.05%) JavaScript
11 8 (19.05%) Scrum
12 7 (16.67%) Telecoms
12 7 (16.67%) Broadband

.NET Software Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 11 (26.19%) NServiceBus
2 2 (4.76%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (2.38%) IIS
3 1 (2.38%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.38%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 5 (11.90%) MS Excel
2 2 (4.76%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (4.76%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 4 (9.52%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.38%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.38%) Asana
2 1 (2.38%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (16.67%) Broadband
2 4 (9.52%) TCP/IP
3 1 (2.38%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (40.48%) SQL Server
2 9 (21.43%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (7.14%) MongoDB
3 3 (7.14%) NoSQL
4 2 (4.76%) MySQL
4 2 (4.76%) Oracle Database
5 1 (2.38%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (2.38%) Azure SQL Database
5 1 (2.38%) CouchDB
5 1 (2.38%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (2.38%) Geospatial Data
5 1 (2.38%) GIS
5 1 (2.38%) PerformancePoint
5 1 (2.38%) PowerPivot
5 1 (2.38%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (2.38%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (2.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (2.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (2.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 15 (35.71%) Visual Studio
2 9 (21.43%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (7.14%) Git (software)
3 3 (7.14%) NUnit
3 3 (7.14%) TeamCity
4 2 (4.76%) Moq
4 2 (4.76%) Octopus Deploy
4 2 (4.76%) Subversion
5 1 (2.38%) Grunt
5 1 (2.38%) gulp
5 1 (2.38%) Jasmine
5 1 (2.38%) Jenkins
5 1 (2.38%) JIRA
5 1 (2.38%) Mercurial
5 1 (2.38%) NuGet
5 1 (2.38%) Selenium
5 1 (2.38%) SpecFlow
General
1 7 (16.67%) Telecoms
2 4 (9.52%) Finance
3 1 (2.38%) Aerospace
3 1 (2.38%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (100.00%) .NET
2 13 (30.95%) ASP.NET
2 13 (30.95%) HTML
2 13 (30.95%) WCF
3 11 (26.19%) CSS
3 11 (26.19%) XML
4 10 (23.81%) ASP.NET MVC
4 10 (23.81%) jQuery
5 9 (21.43%) ASP.NET Web API
5 9 (21.43%) WPF
6 8 (19.05%) KnockoutJS
7 7 (16.67%) .NET Framework
7 7 (16.67%) AngularJS
7 7 (16.67%) SOAP
7 7 (16.67%) StructureMap
8 5 (11.90%) Web Services
9 4 (9.52%) Middleware
9 4 (9.52%) REST
10 3 (7.14%) HTML5
10 3 (7.14%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 5 (11.90%) Computer Science
2 2 (4.76%) User Experience
3 1 (2.38%) Credit Risk
3 1 (2.38%) Device Driver
3 1 (2.38%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.38%) Market Risk
3 1 (2.38%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 7 (16.67%) Windows
2 1 (2.38%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 23 (54.76%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (40.48%) MVC
4 11 (26.19%) TDD
5 8 (19.05%) Scrum
6 6 (14.29%) SOLID
7 5 (11.90%) Business Intelligence
7 5 (11.90%) Continuous Integration
7 5 (11.90%) OO
7 5 (11.90%) Unit Testing
8 4 (9.52%) Integration Testing
8 4 (9.52%) Low Latency
8 4 (9.52%) Multithreading
8 4 (9.52%) UML
9 3 (7.14%) Analytics
9 3 (7.14%) BDD
9 3 (7.14%) CQRS
9 3 (7.14%) Dependency Injection
9 3 (7.14%) DevOps
9 3 (7.14%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 40 (95.24%) C#
2 22 (52.38%) SQL
3 9 (21.43%) PowerShell
4 8 (19.05%) C++
4 8 (19.05%) JavaScript
5 2 (4.76%) T-SQL
5 2 (4.76%) VB.NET
6 1 (2.38%) Java
6 1 (2.38%) PHP
6 1 (2.38%) Python
6 1 (2.38%) Ruby
6 1 (2.38%) Scala
6 1 (2.38%) TypeScript
6 1 (2.38%) VB
Qualifications
1 11 (26.19%) Security Cleared
2 5 (11.90%) SC Cleared
3 4 (9.52%) Degree
4 2 (4.76%) PhD
5 1 (2.38%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.76%) ISO 9001
1 2 (4.76%) TickIT
2 1 (2.38%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (2.38%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.38%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 1 (2.38%) Kibana
Vendors
1 17 (40.48%) Microsoft
2 2 (4.76%) Oracle
3 1 (2.38%) Xamarin
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