Period
to 18 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a C# Software Engineer was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 18 November 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
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 747 800 763
Rank change year-on-year +53 -37 +23
Contract jobs requiring a C# Software Engineer 84 73 102
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.089% 0.074% 0.097%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.094% 0.078% 0.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 33 80
England median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +23.08%
10th Percentile £313 £267 £300
90th Percentile £550 £658 £606
UK median daily rate £413 £375 £400
% change year-on-year +10.00% -6.25% +23.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 10 12
England median hourly rate £45.00 £38.50 £43.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.88% -10.98% +4.22%
10th Percentile £33.63 £30.75 £35.58
90th Percentile £50.29 £45.48 £45.00
UK median hourly rate £45.00 £38.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year +16.88% -14.44% +8.43%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
England
Contract vacancies in England with a recognized job title 88968 93021 99725
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.78% 94.77% 94.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 59275 61281 64512
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £263 £256 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £600
UK median daily rate £448 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.29% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2638 3004 3828
England median hourly rate £18.66 £18.50 £17.89
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.84% +3.41% +8.42%
10th Percentile £10.96 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £46.75 £45.00
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year +3.89% - +9.09%

C# Software Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings that featured C# Software Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

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 6 months to 18 November 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 6 months to 18 November 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 6 months to 18 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +15 36 £500 -13.04% 5
East of England -10 14 £325 -31.58% 7
Midlands +7 10 - - 4
East Midlands +5 10 - -
South East +8 9 £350 +16.67% 8
North of England +66 8 £375 +17.19% 14
South West +15 7 £400 - 2
North West +31 5 £375 -11.76% 8
Yorkshire +21 3 £378 +17.97% 6
C# Software Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 84 (100.00%) C#
2 81 (96.43%) Software Engineering
3 65 (77.38%) .NET
4 39 (46.43%) Agile Software Development
5 32 (38.10%) SQL Server
6 31 (36.90%) TDD
7 29 (34.52%) SQL
8 25 (29.76%) Windows
8 25 (29.76%) MVC
9 24 (28.57%) Scrum
10 21 (25.00%) WPF
11 20 (23.81%) C++
12 19 (22.62%) Microsoft
13 18 (21.43%) Visual Studio
14 17 (20.24%) Degree
15 16 (19.05%) Microsoft Azure
15 16 (19.05%) Web Services
16 15 (17.86%) ASP.NET
17 13 (15.48%) Continuous Integration
17 13 (15.48%) Computer Science
17 13 (15.48%) WinForms
17 13 (15.48%) OOP
18 12 (14.29%) JavaScript
18 12 (14.29%) Security Cleared
18 12 (14.29%) REST
18 12 (14.29%) NoSQL
18 12 (14.29%) Microservices
19 11 (13.10%) Computer Science Degree
19 11 (13.10%) .NET Framework
19 11 (13.10%) OO

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 4 (4.76%) CMS
2 2 (2.38%) ArcGIS
2 2 (2.38%) Elasticsearch
2 2 (2.38%) IIS
2 2 (2.38%) Kinematics
2 2 (2.38%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 1 (1.19%) Autodesk Inventor
1 1 (1.19%) MicroStation
1 1 (1.19%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 2 (2.38%) SunGard GMI
Cloud Services
1 16 (19.05%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (10.71%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (8.33%) SaaS
4 4 (4.76%) Serverless
5 1 (1.19%) GitHub
5 1 (1.19%) IaaS
5 1 (1.19%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.57%) TCP/IP
2 2 (2.38%) Link 16
2 2 (2.38%) SMS
3 1 (1.19%) HTTP
3 1 (1.19%) SSL
3 1 (1.19%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (38.10%) SQL Server
2 12 (14.29%) NoSQL
3 8 (9.52%) Relational Database
4 4 (4.76%) DocumentDB
4 4 (4.76%) MongoDB
4 4 (4.76%) SQLite
5 2 (2.38%) Blockchain
5 2 (2.38%) RDBMS
5 2 (2.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (1.19%) Apache Cassandra
6 1 (1.19%) Azure SQL Database
6 1 (1.19%) Big Data
6 1 (1.19%) CouchDB
6 1 (1.19%) Hadoop
6 1 (1.19%) Oracle Database
6 1 (1.19%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (1.19%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (1.19%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (1.19%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 18 (21.43%) Visual Studio
2 10 (11.90%) Git (software)
3 5 (5.95%) TeamCity
4 4 (4.76%) JIRA
4 4 (4.76%) NUnit
4 4 (4.76%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (3.57%) Cucumber
5 3 (3.57%) Octopus Deploy
5 3 (3.57%) Rational DOORS
5 3 (3.57%) Selenium
6 2 (2.38%) Gatling
6 2 (2.38%) Jenkins
6 2 (2.38%) JMeter
6 2 (2.38%) Subversion
7 1 (1.19%) Ant
7 1 (1.19%) Eclipse
7 1 (1.19%) Gradle
7 1 (1.19%) Hudson
7 1 (1.19%) MSBuild
7 1 (1.19%) SpecFlow
General
1 10 (11.90%) Finance
2 7 (8.33%) Manufacturing
3 4 (4.76%) Automotive
3 4 (4.76%) Front Office
3 4 (4.76%) Games
4 2 (2.38%) Aerospace
4 2 (2.38%) Avionics
4 2 (2.38%) Back Office
4 2 (2.38%) Financial Institution
4 2 (2.38%) Military
4 2 (2.38%) Pharmaceutical
4 2 (2.38%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.19%) Banking
5 1 (1.19%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 65 (77.38%) .NET
2 21 (25.00%) WPF
3 16 (19.05%) Web Services
4 15 (17.86%) ASP.NET
5 13 (15.48%) WinForms
6 12 (14.29%) REST
7 11 (13.10%) .NET Framework
8 9 (10.71%) ASP.NET MVC
9 8 (9.52%) AngularJS
9 8 (9.52%) ASP.NET Web API
10 7 (8.33%) HTML
10 7 (8.33%) RESTful
10 7 (8.33%) XML
11 6 (7.14%) CSS
12 5 (5.95%) .NET Core
12 5 (5.95%) LINQ
12 5 (5.95%) WCF
13 4 (4.76%) Angular 2
13 4 (4.76%) jQuery
13 4 (4.76%) Managed Extensibility Framework
Miscellaneous
1 13 (15.48%) Computer Science
2 4 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (3.57%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 3 (3.57%) Greenfield Project
3 3 (3.57%) Mobile App
3 3 (3.57%) User Experience
4 2 (2.38%) Data Structures
4 2 (2.38%) Derivative
4 2 (2.38%) Equities
4 2 (2.38%) Fixed Income
4 2 (2.38%) SCADA
5 1 (1.19%) Algorithms
5 1 (1.19%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.19%) Fintech
5 1 (1.19%) Life Science
5 1 (1.19%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 25 (29.76%) Windows
2 7 (8.33%) Linux
3 4 (4.76%) Windows 10
3 4 (4.76%) Windows 7
3 4 (4.76%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (4.76%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (2.38%) Android
4 2 (2.38%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 81 (96.43%) Software Engineering
2 39 (46.43%) Agile Software Development
3 31 (36.90%) TDD
4 25 (29.76%) MVC
5 24 (28.57%) Scrum
6 13 (15.48%) Continuous Integration
6 13 (15.48%) OOP
7 12 (14.29%) Microservices
8 11 (13.10%) OO
9 10 (11.90%) BDD
9 10 (11.90%) SOLID
10 9 (10.71%) Test Automation
10 9 (10.71%) UML
11 8 (9.52%) Kanban
11 8 (9.52%) Pair Programming
11 8 (9.52%) Web Development
12 6 (7.14%) Continuous Delivery
13 5 (5.95%) Configuration Management
13 5 (5.95%) Unit Testing
14 4 (4.76%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 84 (100.00%) C#
2 29 (34.52%) SQL
3 20 (23.81%) C++
4 12 (14.29%) JavaScript
5 8 (9.52%) C
5 8 (9.52%) Java
5 8 (9.52%) Python
5 8 (9.52%) T-SQL
5 8 (9.52%) VB
6 5 (5.95%) PowerShell
7 4 (4.76%) VBScript
8 3 (3.57%) Apple Swift
9 2 (2.38%) Ada
9 2 (2.38%) Kotlin
9 2 (2.38%) PHP
9 2 (2.38%) Ruby
9 2 (2.38%) Scala
10 1 (1.19%) F#
10 1 (1.19%) Objective-C
10 1 (1.19%) VB6
Qualifications
1 17 (20.24%) Degree
2 12 (14.29%) Security Cleared
3 11 (13.10%) Computer Science Degree
4 5 (5.95%) SC Cleared
5 2 (2.38%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (1.19%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.76%) MIL-STD-1553
2 3 (3.57%) QA
3 2 (2.38%) MiFID
System Software
1 3 (3.57%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (1.19%) Nagios
1 1 (1.19%) Opsview
Vendors
1 19 (22.62%) Microsoft
2 9 (10.71%) Oracle
3 2 (2.38%) CQG
3 2 (2.38%) Fidessa
3 2 (2.38%) FIS
3 2 (2.38%) NVIDIA
3 2 (2.38%) SunGard
3 2 (2.38%) Xamarin
4 1 (1.19%) Autodesk
4 1 (1.19%) DevExpress
4 1 (1.19%) IBM
4 1 (1.19%) Red Hat
4 1 (1.19%) Splunk
4 1 (1.19%) TIBCO