The median contractor rate for a C# Software Engineer was £375 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 3 months to 29 June 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
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 550 588 592
Rank change year-on-year +38 +4  
Contract jobs requiring a C# Software Engineer 44 34 49
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.10% 0.069% 0.096%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.11% 0.073% 0.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 29 31
England median daily rate £375 £400 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +18.51%  
10th Percentile £315 £312 £290
90th Percentile £576 £638 £415
UK median daily rate £400 £398 £350
% change year-on-year +0.62% +13.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 1 2
England median hourly rate £50.00 £48.50 £39.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.09% +22.78%  
10th Percentile £32.95 £47.25 £34.40
90th Percentile £52.50 £49.75 £46.20
UK median hourly rate £50.00 £48.50 £39.50
% change year-on-year +3.09% +22.78%  

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 40963 46827 48392
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 94.75% 95.00% 94.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 91483 109922 114749
England median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25%  
10th Percentile £263 £256 £230
90th Percentile £625 £613 £588
UK median daily rate £438 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4083 4735 7114
England median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +6.06%  
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £44.75 £41.00
UK median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year +2.85% +6.06%  

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 3 months to 29 June 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 29 June 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 29 June 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
Midlands +26 13 - - 1
East Midlands +8 13 - - 1
London +7 13 £519 -9.78% 12
North of England +59 7 £375 +16.27% 12
North West +32 7 £375 - 8
South East +8 4 £263 -25.00% 13
East of England -6 3 £335 -16.25% 6
South West - 3 £350 - 6
C# Software Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 29 June 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 95 (100.00%) C#
1 95 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 63 (66.32%) .NET
3 44 (46.32%) Agile Software Development
4 32 (33.68%) C++
5 29 (30.53%) SQL
6 27 (28.42%) SQL Server
7 26 (27.37%) Security Cleared
8 25 (26.32%) Windows
9 23 (24.21%) WPF
10 21 (22.11%) SC Cleared
11 20 (21.05%) TDD
12 19 (20.00%) MVC
12 19 (20.00%) C
12 19 (20.00%) Microsoft
13 18 (18.95%) OO
13 18 (18.95%) Visual Studio
13 18 (18.95%) Scrum
14 17 (17.89%) Microsoft Azure
15 16 (16.84%) UML
16 15 (15.79%) Git (software)
17 14 (14.74%) Team Foundation Server
17 14 (14.74%) Degree
17 14 (14.74%) Linux
17 14 (14.74%) SOLID
18 13 (13.68%) VB
18 13 (13.68%) Continuous Integration
18 13 (13.68%) NServiceBus
19 12 (12.63%) Software Testing
19 12 (12.63%) Java

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 13 (13.68%) NServiceBus
2 8 (8.42%) ArcGIS
3 2 (2.11%) Apache Pig
3 2 (2.11%) Elasticsearch
3 2 (2.11%) Kinematics
3 2 (2.11%) WebLogic
Applications
1 2 (2.11%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.05%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 17 (17.89%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (3.16%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (3.16%) SaaS
3 1 (1.05%) OpenShift
3 1 (1.05%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (10.53%) TCP/IP
2 8 (8.42%) Link 16
3 2 (2.11%) HTTP
3 2 (2.11%) RS-232
4 1 (1.05%) 3G
4 1 (1.05%) Ethernet
4 1 (1.05%) Modbus
4 1 (1.05%) RS-485
4 1 (1.05%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (1.05%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (28.42%) SQL Server
2 9 (9.47%) NoSQL
3 7 (7.37%) MongoDB
3 7 (7.37%) Relational Database
4 4 (4.21%) Big Data
5 2 (2.11%) Apache Hive
5 2 (2.11%) Hadoop
5 2 (2.11%) MySQL
5 2 (2.11%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (2.11%) SQL Server 2014
6 1 (1.05%) Apache Cassandra
6 1 (1.05%) Blockchain
6 1 (1.05%) CouchDB
6 1 (1.05%) DocumentDB
6 1 (1.05%) Oracle Database
6 1 (1.05%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (1.05%) RDBMS
6 1 (1.05%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (1.05%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (1.05%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 18 (18.95%) Visual Studio
2 15 (15.79%) Git (software)
3 14 (14.74%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (1.05%) Bitbucket
4 1 (1.05%) Bugzilla
4 1 (1.05%) JIRA
4 1 (1.05%) LabVIEW
4 1 (1.05%) MSBuild
4 1 (1.05%) MSTest
4 1 (1.05%) NUnit
4 1 (1.05%) Octopus Deploy
4 1 (1.05%) Subversion
4 1 (1.05%) TeamCity
General
1 10 (10.53%) Finance
1 10 (10.53%) Manufacturing
1 10 (10.53%) Military
2 8 (8.42%) Avionics
3 6 (6.32%) Automotive
4 5 (5.26%) Games
5 3 (3.16%) Aerospace
5 3 (3.16%) Banking
5 3 (3.16%) Electronics
6 2 (2.11%) Front Office
7 1 (1.05%) Financial Institution
7 1 (1.05%) Hungarian Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 63 (66.32%) .NET
2 23 (24.21%) WPF
3 12 (12.63%) XML
4 11 (11.58%) .NET Framework
4 11 (11.58%) DCOM
4 11 (11.58%) REST
5 9 (9.47%) ASP.NET
5 9 (9.47%) Elastic Stack
6 8 (8.42%) COM
6 8 (8.42%) LINQ
7 7 (7.37%) AngularJS
7 7 (7.37%) ASP.NET MVC
7 7 (7.37%) ASP.NET Web API
7 7 (7.37%) Unity (Game Engine)
7 7 (7.37%) WCF
7 7 (7.37%) Web Services
8 6 (6.32%) HTML
8 6 (6.32%) Unreal Engine
9 5 (5.26%) Unity DI Container
10 4 (4.21%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 11 (11.58%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (10.53%) User Experience
3 6 (6.32%) Computer Science
4 5 (5.26%) RIA
5 3 (3.16%) Mobile App
6 2 (2.11%) Device Driver
6 2 (2.11%) Greenfield Project
7 1 (1.05%) Algorithms
7 1 (1.05%) CCTV
7 1 (1.05%) Derivative
7 1 (1.05%) Embedded Systems
7 1 (1.05%) Fintech
7 1 (1.05%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 1 (1.05%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 25 (26.32%) Windows
2 14 (14.74%) Linux
3 10 (10.53%) Ubuntu
4 5 (5.26%) Android
4 5 (5.26%) Apple iOS
5 2 (2.11%) Windows Server
6 1 (1.05%) CentOS
6 1 (1.05%) Embedded Linux
6 1 (1.05%) ThreadX
6 1 (1.05%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 95 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 44 (46.32%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (21.05%) TDD
4 19 (20.00%) MVC
5 18 (18.95%) OO
5 18 (18.95%) Scrum
6 16 (16.84%) UML
7 14 (14.74%) SOLID
8 13 (13.68%) Continuous Integration
9 12 (12.63%) Software Testing
10 11 (11.58%) Multithreading
11 10 (10.53%) Dependency Injection
11 10 (10.53%) Inversion of Control
11 10 (10.53%) Test Strategy
12 9 (9.47%) Break/Fix
12 9 (9.47%) Load Balancing
13 8 (8.42%) Integration Testing
14 7 (7.37%) Test Automation
15 6 (6.32%) BDD
16 5 (5.26%) Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 95 (100.00%) C#
2 32 (33.68%) C++
3 29 (30.53%) SQL
4 19 (20.00%) C
5 13 (13.68%) VB
6 12 (12.63%) Java
6 12 (12.63%) Python
7 11 (11.58%) T-SQL
8 10 (10.53%) JavaScript
8 10 (10.53%) PowerShell
9 3 (3.16%) Ada
9 3 (3.16%) Apple Swift
10 2 (2.11%) Ada 83
10 2 (2.11%) Ada 95
10 2 (2.11%) Embedded C
10 2 (2.11%) Objective-C
10 2 (2.11%) Scala
10 2 (2.11%) VBA
11 1 (1.05%) Ruby
11 1 (1.05%) VB6
Qualifications
1 26 (27.37%) Security Cleared
2 21 (22.11%) SC Cleared
3 14 (14.74%) Degree
4 12 (12.63%) Computer Science Degree
5 10 (10.53%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (2.11%) DV Cleared
6 2 (2.11%) MCTS
6 2 (2.11%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (8.42%) MIL-STD-1553
2 2 (2.11%) QA
3 1 (1.05%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 2 (2.11%) Firmware
2 1 (1.05%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.05%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (1.05%) Kibana
1 1 (1.05%) Nagios
1 1 (1.05%) Opsview
Vendors
1 19 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 7 (7.37%) Oracle
3 3 (3.16%) Xamarin
4 2 (2.11%) NVIDIA
4 2 (2.11%) Red Hat
5 1 (1.05%) Assembla
5 1 (1.05%) Splunk
5 1 (1.05%) Telerik
5 1 (1.05%) VMware
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