The median contractor rate for a .NET Software Engineer was £375 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 24 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
.NET Software Engineer
UK
Rank 576 632 595
Rank change year-on-year +56 -37  
Contract jobs requiring a .NET Software Engineer 20 10 26
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.044% 0.019% 0.049%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.047% 0.020% 0.052%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 5 16
Median daily rate £375 £400 £323
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +24.03%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £345 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £439 £444 £381
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £400 £320
% change year-on-year -8.75% +25.00%  
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. 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
UK
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 42950 50452 49894
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.82% 95.19% 94.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 27813 32635 30138
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £260 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £555
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1510 1582 1977
Median hourly rate £18.00 £18.75 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.00% +7.14%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £48.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.38
% change year-on-year -12.50% +15.10%  

.NET Software Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for .NET Software Engineer in the UK

.NET Software Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for .NET Software Engineer in the UK

.NET Software Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing .NET Software Engineer over the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for .NET Software Engineer in the UK

.NET Software Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for .NET Software Engineer in the UK

.NET Software Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing .NET Software Engineer over the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for .NET Software Engineer in the UK

.NET Software Engineer
Top 23 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 3 months to 24 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
England +45 20 £375 -3.22% 39
London +33 8 £375 +1.69% 10
South West 0 4 £365 -5.80% 5
East of England -3 3 £400 - 4
Gloucestershire - 3 £365 -
North West +30 2 £313 - 4
South East - 2 £250 - 4
Cheshire - 2 £313 -
Warrington - 2 £313 -
Cheltenham - 2 £365 -
Bury St Edmunds - 2 £400 -
Suffolk - 2 £400 -
Cambridge +6 1 £400 - 3
Cambridgeshire +5 1 £400 - 4
Hampshire - 1 £325 - 1
Berkshire - 1 £175 -
East Midlands - 1 - - 3
Lincolnshire - 1 - - 1
Southampton - 1 £325 -
Lincoln - 1 - - 1
Gloucester - 1 - -
New Malden - 1 - -
Reading - 1 £175 -

.NET Software Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 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 featuring .NET Software Engineer in the job title.

1 44 (100.00%) .NET
1 44 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 42 (95.45%) C#
3 25 (56.82%) Agile Software Development
4 23 (52.27%) SQL
5 19 (43.18%) MVC
6 18 (40.91%) Microsoft
7 17 (38.64%) SQL Server
8 16 (36.36%) Visual Studio
9 15 (34.09%) HTML
10 14 (31.82%) ASP.NET
11 13 (29.55%) WCF
12 12 (27.27%) jQuery
12 12 (27.27%) TDD
13 11 (25.00%) Security Cleared
13 11 (25.00%) CSS
13 11 (25.00%) XML
13 11 (25.00%) NServiceBus
14 10 (22.73%) ASP.NET MVC
14 10 (22.73%) JavaScript
14 10 (22.73%) Scrum
15 9 (20.45%) PowerShell
15 9 (20.45%) WPF
15 9 (20.45%) SQL Server 2008
15 9 (20.45%) Team Foundation Server
15 9 (20.45%) AngularJS
15 9 (20.45%) ASP.NET Web API
16 8 (18.18%) KnockoutJS
16 8 (18.18%) .NET Framework
16 8 (18.18%) C++

.NET Software Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills 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 (25.00%) NServiceBus
2 1 (2.27%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (2.27%) IIS
2 1 (2.27%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.27%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 5 (11.36%) MS Excel
2 2 (4.55%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (4.55%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.82%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.27%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.27%) Asana
2 1 (2.27%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (15.91%) Broadband
2 4 (9.09%) TCP/IP
3 1 (2.27%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (38.64%) SQL Server
2 9 (20.45%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (6.82%) MongoDB
3 3 (6.82%) NoSQL
4 2 (4.55%) MySQL
4 2 (4.55%) Oracle Database
5 1 (2.27%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (2.27%) Azure SQL Database
5 1 (2.27%) CouchDB
5 1 (2.27%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (2.27%) Geospatial Data
5 1 (2.27%) GIS
5 1 (2.27%) PerformancePoint
5 1 (2.27%) PowerPivot
5 1 (2.27%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (2.27%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (2.27%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (2.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (2.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 16 (36.36%) Visual Studio
2 9 (20.45%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (6.82%) Git (software)
3 3 (6.82%) Jenkins
3 3 (6.82%) JIRA
3 3 (6.82%) NUnit
4 2 (4.55%) Maven
4 2 (4.55%) Moq
4 2 (4.55%) Subversion
4 2 (4.55%) TeamCity
5 1 (2.27%) Grunt
5 1 (2.27%) gulp
5 1 (2.27%) Jasmine
5 1 (2.27%) Mercurial
5 1 (2.27%) NuGet
5 1 (2.27%) Octopus Deploy
5 1 (2.27%) Selenium
5 1 (2.27%) SpecFlow
General
1 7 (15.91%) Telecoms
2 6 (13.64%) Finance
3 1 (2.27%) Aerospace
3 1 (2.27%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (100.00%) .NET
2 15 (34.09%) HTML
3 14 (31.82%) ASP.NET
4 13 (29.55%) WCF
5 12 (27.27%) jQuery
6 11 (25.00%) CSS
6 11 (25.00%) XML
7 10 (22.73%) ASP.NET MVC
8 9 (20.45%) AngularJS
8 9 (20.45%) ASP.NET Web API
8 9 (20.45%) WPF
9 8 (18.18%) .NET Framework
9 8 (18.18%) KnockoutJS
10 7 (15.91%) SOAP
10 7 (15.91%) StructureMap
11 6 (13.64%) Web Services
12 5 (11.36%) HTML5
13 4 (9.09%) Middleware
14 3 (6.82%) Entity Framework
14 3 (6.82%) MSMQ
Miscellaneous
1 5 (11.36%) Computer Science
2 2 (4.55%) User Experience
3 1 (2.27%) Credit Risk
3 1 (2.27%) Device Driver
3 1 (2.27%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.27%) Market Risk
3 1 (2.27%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 7 (15.91%) Windows
2 1 (2.27%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 25 (56.82%) Agile Software Development
3 19 (43.18%) MVC
4 12 (27.27%) TDD
5 10 (22.73%) Scrum
6 7 (15.91%) OO
7 6 (13.64%) Business Intelligence
8 5 (11.36%) Continuous Integration
8 5 (11.36%) DevOps
8 5 (11.36%) SOLID
8 5 (11.36%) UML
8 5 (11.36%) Unit Testing
9 4 (9.09%) BDD
9 4 (9.09%) Integration Testing
9 4 (9.09%) Low Latency
9 4 (9.09%) Multithreading
10 3 (6.82%) Automated Testing
10 3 (6.82%) Logistics
10 3 (6.82%) OOP
10 3 (6.82%) V-Model
Programming Languages
1 42 (95.45%) C#
2 23 (52.27%) SQL
3 10 (22.73%) JavaScript
4 9 (20.45%) PowerShell
5 8 (18.18%) C++
6 2 (4.55%) T-SQL
6 2 (4.55%) VB.NET
7 1 (2.27%) Java
7 1 (2.27%) PHP
7 1 (2.27%) Python
7 1 (2.27%) Ruby
7 1 (2.27%) Scala
7 1 (2.27%) TypeScript
7 1 (2.27%) VB
Qualifications
1 11 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 5 (11.36%) SC Cleared
3 4 (9.09%) Degree
4 2 (4.55%) PhD
5 1 (2.27%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.82%) ISO 9001
1 3 (6.82%) TickIT
2 1 (2.27%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (2.27%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.27%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 1 (2.27%) Kibana
Vendors
1 18 (40.91%) Microsoft
2 2 (4.55%) Coverity
2 2 (4.55%) Oracle
3 1 (2.27%) Xamarin
London
TEKsystems
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 18 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Sanderson
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago