Period
to 18 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a C# Architect was £525 per day in advertised job vacancies 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# Architect
UK
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 847 821 843
Rank change year-on-year -26 +22 -21
Contract jobs requiring a C# Architect 42 65 61
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.041% 0.062% 0.053%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.043% 0.065% 0.056%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 48 41
UK median daily rate £525 £506 £485
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.70% +4.38% +4.86%
10th Percentile £389 £423 £388
90th Percentile £649 £629 £688
UK excluding London median daily rate £600 £488 £450
% change year-on-year +23.08% +8.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
UK median hourly rate - £60.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies. 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
UK
Contract vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 96790 100139 109026
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.81% 94.77% 94.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 63814 65329 69364
UK median daily rate £448 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.29% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £260 £250 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £392 £375
% change year-on-year +1.98% +4.60% +4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2894 3317 4130
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.89% - +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.96 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.25 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.74 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +1.37% - +8.29%

C# Architect
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for C# Architect in the UK

C# Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for C# Architect in the UK

C# Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing C# Architect over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for C# Architect in the UK

C# Architect
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing C# Architect.

Contractor hourly rate trend for C# Architect in the UK

C# Architect
Top 10 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing C# Architect within the UK 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
England +16 39 £550 +8.64% 4
London -33 26 £525 -
UK excluding London +34 13 £600 +23.08% 4
South East +19 7 £600 - 1
West Midlands +37 2 - -
Midlands +27 2 - -
South West +12 2 - -
North of England +60 1 £525 +5.00% 1
North West +27 1 £525 +2.44% 1
East of England -20 1 - - 2

C# Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 November 2017, C# Architect 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 C# Architect in the job title.

1 42 (100.00%) C#
2 36 (85.71%) .NET
3 25 (59.52%) Agile Software Development
4 19 (45.24%) Microsoft Azure
5 17 (40.48%) Scrum
5 17 (40.48%) SQL
6 14 (33.33%) JavaScript
7 13 (30.95%) Technical Architecture
8 12 (28.57%) SQL Server
9 10 (23.81%) NoSQL
9 10 (23.81%) MVC
10 9 (21.43%) Finance
10 9 (21.43%) TDD
10 9 (21.43%) Microsoft
10 9 (21.43%) SOA
11 8 (19.05%) Java
11 8 (19.05%) Test Automation
11 8 (19.05%) BDD
12 7 (16.67%) CMS
13 6 (14.29%) Migration
13 6 (14.29%) HTML
13 6 (14.29%) ASP.NET
13 6 (14.29%) CRM
13 6 (14.29%) SharePoint
13 6 (14.29%) Dynamics CRM
13 6 (14.29%) Data Migration
13 6 (14.29%) SDLC
14 5 (11.90%) REST
14 5 (11.90%) WCF
14 5 (11.90%) .NET Framework

C# Architect Skill Set
Co-occurring 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 7 (16.67%) CMS
2 6 (14.29%) SharePoint
3 2 (4.76%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (2.38%) EPiServer
Business Applications
1 6 (14.29%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 19 (45.24%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (7.14%) Office 365
2 3 (7.14%) PaaS
3 2 (4.76%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (4.76%) Serverless
4 1 (2.38%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (2.38%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.38%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (28.57%) SQL Server
2 10 (23.81%) NoSQL
3 2 (4.76%) Azure SQL Database
3 2 (4.76%) Big Data
4 1 (2.38%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 5 (11.90%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (9.52%) Visual Studio
3 3 (7.14%) Git (software)
3 3 (7.14%) MSTest
3 3 (7.14%) NUnit
3 3 (7.14%) Selenium
3 3 (7.14%) WebDriver
4 2 (4.76%) ProC
5 1 (2.38%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (2.38%) Bitbucket
5 1 (2.38%) gulp
5 1 (2.38%) JIRA
5 1 (2.38%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 9 (21.43%) Finance
2 3 (7.14%) Marketing
3 2 (4.76%) Retail
4 1 (2.38%) Front Office
4 1 (2.38%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (85.71%) .NET
2 6 (14.29%) ASP.NET
2 6 (14.29%) HTML
3 5 (11.90%) .NET Framework
3 5 (11.90%) REST
3 5 (11.90%) WCF
4 4 (9.52%) ASP.NET MVC
4 4 (9.52%) ASP.NET MVC 5
4 4 (9.52%) ASP.NET Web API
4 4 (9.52%) CSS
4 4 (9.52%) Node.js
5 3 (7.14%) AngularJS
5 3 (7.14%) ASP.NET 2.0
5 3 (7.14%) ASP.NET Web Forms
5 3 (7.14%) React
5 3 (7.14%) WPF
6 2 (4.76%) .NET Core
6 2 (4.76%) RESTful
6 2 (4.76%) Task Parallel Library
6 2 (4.76%) Unity DI Container
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.76%) Derivative
1 2 (4.76%) Greenfield Project
1 2 (4.76%) User Experience
2 1 (2.38%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (2.38%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 3 (7.14%) Apple iOS
2 1 (2.38%) Android
2 1 (2.38%) Unix
2 1 (2.38%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (59.52%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (40.48%) Scrum
3 13 (30.95%) Technical Architecture
4 10 (23.81%) MVC
5 9 (21.43%) SOA
5 9 (21.43%) TDD
6 8 (19.05%) BDD
6 8 (19.05%) Test Automation
7 6 (14.29%) CRM
7 6 (14.29%) Data Migration
7 6 (14.29%) Migration
7 6 (14.29%) SDLC
8 4 (9.52%) Build Automation
8 4 (9.52%) Continuous Integration
8 4 (9.52%) ETL
8 4 (9.52%) Inversion of Control
9 3 (7.14%) E-Commerce
9 3 (7.14%) Project Management
9 3 (7.14%) Software Engineering
9 3 (7.14%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 42 (100.00%) C#
2 17 (40.48%) SQL
3 14 (33.33%) JavaScript
4 8 (19.05%) Java
5 1 (2.38%) C++
5 1 (2.38%) PowerShell
5 1 (2.38%) Ruby
5 1 (2.38%) Scala
5 1 (2.38%) Shell Script
5 1 (2.38%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 1 (2.38%) SC Cleared
1 1 (2.38%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (2.38%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 9 (21.43%) Microsoft
2 2 (4.76%) Infragistics
3 1 (2.38%) Alibaba
3 1 (2.38%) hybris
3 1 (2.38%) Oracle
3 1 (2.38%) Solace
3 1 (2.38%) TIBCO