The median contractor rate for a C# Software Engineer was £360 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.

C# Software Engineer
UK / England
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 526 585 565
Rank change year-on-year +59 -20  
Contract jobs requiring a C# Software Engineer 50 39 36
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.12% 0.078% 0.074%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.13% 0.082% 0.078%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 24 20
Median daily rate £360 £581 £306
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -38.06% +89.79%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £271 £350 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £476 £588 £350
UK excluding London median daily rate £320 £375 £300
% change year-on-year -14.66% +25.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 5 8
Median hourly rate £42.57 £11.00 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +287.00% -66.15%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.15 £11.00 £32.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.08 £44.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.57 £21.75 £32.50
% change year-on-year +91.12% -33.07%  

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%  

C# Software Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for C# Software Engineer in England

C# Software Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for C# Software Engineer in England

C# Software Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

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

Contractor daily rate histogram for C# Software Engineer in England

C# 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 C# Software Engineer in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for C# Software Engineer in England

C# Software Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

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

Contractor hourly rate histogram for C# Software Engineer in England

C# 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 C# 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 +36 21 £368 -37.44% 13
South East +17 7 £194 -46.91% 13
South West +5 7 £413 +3.12% 12
East of England +4 6 £400 - 10
East Midlands -2 5 - - 6
North West +30 3 £301 -13.92% 8
West Midlands - 1 £300 - 3
C# Software Engineer
UK

C# Software Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 March 2017, C# 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 C# Software Engineer in the job title.

1 88 (100.00%) C#
1 88 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 51 (57.95%) .NET
3 46 (52.27%) Agile Software Development
4 36 (40.91%) C++
5 33 (37.50%) SQL
5 33 (37.50%) Security Cleared
6 25 (28.41%) Visual Studio
7 22 (25.00%) Microsoft
7 22 (25.00%) SC Cleared
8 21 (23.86%) Team Foundation Server
8 21 (23.86%) SQL Server
9 20 (22.73%) PowerShell
10 18 (20.45%) MVC
11 17 (19.32%) XML
12 16 (18.18%) Windows
12 16 (18.18%) TDD
12 16 (18.18%) NServiceBus
13 15 (17.05%) WCF
13 15 (17.05%) WPF
13 15 (17.05%) OO
13 15 (17.05%) CSS
13 15 (17.05%) HTML
14 13 (14.77%) UML
15 12 (13.64%) Linux
15 12 (13.64%) jQuery
16 11 (12.50%) SQL Server 2008
16 11 (12.50%) Git (software)
16 11 (12.50%) KnockoutJS
16 11 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure

C# 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 16 (18.18%) NServiceBus
2 2 (2.27%) Apache Pig
2 2 (2.27%) ArcGIS
2 2 (2.27%) WebLogic
3 1 (1.14%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (1.14%) IIS
Applications
1 7 (7.95%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.27%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (2.27%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (1.14%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 1 (1.14%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 11 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.14%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.14%) Asana
Communications & Networking
1 10 (11.36%) Broadband
2 7 (7.95%) TCP/IP
3 2 (2.27%) HTTP
3 2 (2.27%) RS-232
4 1 (1.14%) 3G
4 1 (1.14%) Ethernet
4 1 (1.14%) Modbus
4 1 (1.14%) RS-485
4 1 (1.14%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (1.14%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (23.86%) SQL Server
2 11 (12.50%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (3.41%) MongoDB
3 3 (3.41%) NoSQL
4 2 (2.27%) Apache Hive
4 2 (2.27%) Big Data
4 2 (2.27%) Hadoop
4 2 (2.27%) Oracle Database
4 2 (2.27%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.14%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (1.14%) CouchDB
5 1 (1.14%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (1.14%) RDBMS
5 1 (1.14%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (1.14%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (1.14%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 25 (28.41%) Visual Studio
2 21 (23.86%) Team Foundation Server
3 11 (12.50%) Git (software)
4 4 (4.55%) NUnit
5 2 (2.27%) Mercurial
5 2 (2.27%) Moq
5 2 (2.27%) Subversion
6 1 (1.14%) JIRA
6 1 (1.14%) LabVIEW
6 1 (1.14%) MSBuild
6 1 (1.14%) MSTest
6 1 (1.14%) SpecFlow
General
1 10 (11.36%) Manufacturing
1 10 (11.36%) Telecoms
2 6 (6.82%) Finance
3 5 (5.68%) Military
4 3 (3.41%) Aerospace
4 3 (3.41%) Games
5 2 (2.27%) Avionics
6 1 (1.14%) Automotive
6 1 (1.14%) Banking
6 1 (1.14%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 51 (57.95%) .NET
2 17 (19.32%) XML
3 15 (17.05%) CSS
3 15 (17.05%) HTML
3 15 (17.05%) WCF
3 15 (17.05%) WPF
4 12 (13.64%) jQuery
5 11 (12.50%) KnockoutJS
6 10 (11.36%) SOAP
6 10 (11.36%) StructureMap
7 9 (10.23%) Elastic Stack
8 8 (9.09%) ASP.NET
9 7 (7.95%) ASP.NET Web API
10 6 (6.82%) ASP.NET MVC
10 6 (6.82%) Unity DI Container
11 5 (5.68%) .NET Framework
11 5 (5.68%) Middleware
11 5 (5.68%) Unity (Game Engine)
11 5 (5.68%) Unreal Engine
12 4 (4.55%) DCOM
Miscellaneous
1 10 (11.36%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (6.82%) RIA
3 5 (5.68%) Computer Science
4 4 (4.55%) User Experience
5 2 (2.27%) Device Driver
6 1 (1.14%) Credit Risk
6 1 (1.14%) Embedded Systems
6 1 (1.14%) Market Risk
6 1 (1.14%) W3C
6 1 (1.14%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 16 (18.18%) Windows
2 12 (13.64%) Linux
3 10 (11.36%) Ubuntu
4 2 (2.27%) Android
4 2 (2.27%) Apple iOS
4 2 (2.27%) Windows Server
5 1 (1.14%) CentOS
5 1 (1.14%) Embedded Linux
5 1 (1.14%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 88 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 46 (52.27%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (20.45%) MVC
4 16 (18.18%) TDD
5 15 (17.05%) OO
6 13 (14.77%) UML
7 11 (12.50%) Dependency Injection
7 11 (12.50%) Scrum
8 10 (11.36%) Inversion of Control
8 10 (11.36%) Multithreading
9 9 (10.23%) Load Balancing
10 8 (9.09%) Integration Testing
11 7 (7.95%) Continuous Integration
12 6 (6.82%) OOP
12 6 (6.82%) SOLID
13 5 (5.68%) BDD
13 5 (5.68%) Load Testing
13 5 (5.68%) Non-Functional Testing
13 5 (5.68%) SDLC
13 5 (5.68%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 88 (100.00%) C#
2 36 (40.91%) C++
3 33 (37.50%) SQL
4 20 (22.73%) PowerShell
5 11 (12.50%) T-SQL
6 10 (11.36%) C
7 9 (10.23%) Java
8 8 (9.09%) JavaScript
9 7 (7.95%) Ada
10 5 (5.68%) Python
11 4 (4.55%) VB
12 3 (3.41%) Ada 83
12 3 (3.41%) Ada 95
12 3 (3.41%) MATLAB
13 2 (2.27%) Embedded C
13 2 (2.27%) Objective-C
14 1 (1.14%) Assembly Language
14 1 (1.14%) PHP
14 1 (1.14%) VB6
14 1 (1.14%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 33 (37.50%) Security Cleared
2 22 (25.00%) SC Cleared
3 5 (5.68%) Degree
3 5 (5.68%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (3.41%) MCTS
5 2 (2.27%) DV Cleared
5 2 (2.27%) PhD
6 1 (1.14%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.27%) QA
1 2 (2.27%) SDET
2 1 (1.14%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 2 (2.27%) Firmware
2 1 (1.14%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.14%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (1.14%) Kibana
Vendors
1 22 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (2.27%) Oracle
3 1 (1.14%) Assembla
3 1 (1.14%) Red Hat
3 1 (1.14%) VMware
Wiltshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £550 - £600 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Malmesbury, Wiltshire
Dyson
Posted: Yesterday
Stonehouse, Gloucestershire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £375 - £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago