The median contractor rate for a C# Architect was £500 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
C# Architect
UK
Rank 573 617 584
Rank change year-on-year +44 -33  
Contract jobs requiring a C# Architect 23 25 37
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.051% 0.047% 0.070%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.054% 0.050% 0.074%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 21 26
Median daily rate £500 £575 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.04% +31.42%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £595 £800 £644
UK excluding London median daily rate £550 £475 £425
% change year-on-year +15.78% +11.76%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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%  

C# Architect
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised that featured C# Architect in the job title.

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 3 months to 24 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing C# Architect.

Contractor hourly rate trend for C# Architect in the UK

C# Architect
Top 16 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 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 +32 23 £500 -13.04% 10
London +24 11 £475 -33.33% 3
Yorkshire +12 5 £550 +15.78% 1
North Yorkshire +10 4 £538 +13.15%
Midlands - 4 £600 - 1
City of London +7 3 - -
Selby - 3 £525 -
West Midlands - 2 £550 - 1
York +11 1 £550 +15.78%
West Yorkshire +9 1 £550 +15.78% 1
Leeds +6 1 £550 +15.78% 1
East of England -4 1 £475 -21.64% 2
Bedfordshire - 1 £475 -
Luton - 1 £475 -
Coventry - 1 £550 -
Birmingham - 1 - -

C# Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 March 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 59 (100.00%) C#
2 50 (84.75%) .NET
3 34 (57.63%) Agile Software Development
4 22 (37.29%) Microsoft
4 22 (37.29%) Microsoft Azure
5 21 (35.59%) TDD
6 20 (33.90%) SQL Server
7 18 (30.51%) Scrum
7 18 (30.51%) MVC
8 16 (27.12%) Web Services
9 14 (23.73%) JavaScript
10 13 (22.03%) ASP.NET
11 12 (20.34%) AngularJS
12 11 (18.64%) Amazon AWS
12 11 (18.64%) Continuous Integration
12 11 (18.64%) CSS
13 10 (16.95%) HTML
13 10 (16.95%) SOA
13 10 (16.95%) Technical Architecture
13 10 (16.95%) Team Foundation Server
13 10 (16.95%) BDD
13 10 (16.95%) NoSQL
13 10 (16.95%) REST
14 9 (15.25%) MongoDB
14 9 (15.25%) JSON
14 9 (15.25%) SQL
14 9 (15.25%) Finance
15 8 (13.56%) QA
15 8 (13.56%) Software Engineering
16 7 (11.86%) ASP.NET MVC

C# Architect 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 5 (8.47%) NServiceBus
2 4 (6.78%) CMS
3 3 (5.08%) Sitecore CMS
4 2 (3.39%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.69%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 5 (8.47%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (5.08%) SAP HCM
2 1 (1.69%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 22 (37.29%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (18.64%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (8.47%) PaaS
4 3 (5.08%) Data Lake Analytics
4 3 (5.08%) IaaS
5 1 (1.69%) Boomi
5 1 (1.69%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (1.69%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (33.90%) SQL Server
2 10 (16.95%) NoSQL
3 9 (15.25%) MongoDB
4 5 (8.47%) Apache Cassandra
4 5 (8.47%) MySQL
4 5 (8.47%) PostgreSQL
5 4 (6.78%) RavenDB
6 3 (5.08%) Azure SQL Database
6 3 (5.08%) Data Lake
6 3 (5.08%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (5.08%) Oracle Database
6 3 (5.08%) Power BI
6 3 (5.08%) QlikView
6 3 (5.08%) SQL Server 2012
6 3 (5.08%) SQL Server 2014
6 3 (5.08%) SQL Server 2016
6 3 (5.08%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 3 (5.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (5.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (3.39%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 10 (16.95%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (6.78%) Git (software)
2 4 (6.78%) Visual Studio
3 3 (5.08%) TeamCity
4 2 (3.39%) SpecFlow
5 1 (1.69%) FxCop
5 1 (1.69%) JIRA
5 1 (1.69%) Mercurial
5 1 (1.69%) Selenium
5 1 (1.69%) StyleCop
5 1 (1.69%) Subversion
General
1 9 (15.25%) Finance
2 4 (6.78%) Banking
3 2 (3.39%) Investment Banking
3 2 (3.39%) Legal
4 1 (1.69%) Electronics
4 1 (1.69%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.69%) Front Office
4 1 (1.69%) Games
4 1 (1.69%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.69%) Marketing
4 1 (1.69%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (84.75%) .NET
2 16 (27.12%) Web Services
3 13 (22.03%) ASP.NET
4 12 (20.34%) AngularJS
5 11 (18.64%) CSS
6 10 (16.95%) HTML
6 10 (16.95%) REST
7 9 (15.25%) JSON
8 7 (11.86%) ASP.NET MVC
9 6 (10.17%) .NET Framework
9 6 (10.17%) Ajax
9 6 (10.17%) jQuery
9 6 (10.17%) WCF
10 5 (8.47%) Aurelia
10 5 (8.47%) CSS3
10 5 (8.47%) Django
10 5 (8.47%) HTML5
10 5 (8.47%) Play Framework
10 5 (8.47%) Ruby on Rails
11 4 (6.78%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 5 (8.47%) User Experience
2 4 (6.78%) Computer Science
3 3 (5.08%) Mobile App
4 2 (3.39%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (3.39%) Blog
5 1 (1.69%) Data Structures
5 1 (1.69%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.69%) Fintech
5 1 (1.69%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (1.69%) iSeries
5 1 (1.69%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.69%) Market Risk
5 1 (1.69%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.69%) Android
1 1 (1.69%) Apple iOS
1 1 (1.69%) Windows
1 1 (1.69%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (57.63%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (35.59%) TDD
3 18 (30.51%) MVC
3 18 (30.51%) Scrum
4 11 (18.64%) Continuous Integration
5 10 (16.95%) BDD
5 10 (16.95%) SOA
5 10 (16.95%) Technical Architecture
6 8 (13.56%) Software Engineering
7 7 (11.86%) Software Delivery
8 6 (10.17%) Analytics
8 6 (10.17%) Microservices
8 6 (10.17%) OO
9 5 (8.47%) Open Source
9 5 (8.47%) SOLID
10 4 (6.78%) DevOps
10 4 (6.78%) Event-Driven Architecture
10 4 (6.78%) Kanban
10 4 (6.78%) SDLC
10 4 (6.78%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 59 (100.00%) C#
2 14 (23.73%) JavaScript
3 9 (15.25%) SQL
4 6 (10.17%) Ruby
5 5 (8.47%) Scala
6 4 (6.78%) T-SQL
6 4 (6.78%) VB.NET
7 2 (3.39%) Java
7 2 (3.39%) Python
7 2 (3.39%) TypeScript
8 1 (1.69%) C++
8 1 (1.69%) COBOL
8 1 (1.69%) PHP
Qualifications
1 2 (3.39%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (13.56%) QA
2 2 (3.39%) SDET
System Software
1 3 (5.08%) Virtual Machines
Vendors
1 22 (37.29%) Microsoft
2 5 (8.47%) SAP
3 4 (6.78%) Oracle
4 3 (5.08%) Sitecore
4 3 (5.08%) Tableau
5 1 (1.69%) IBM
5 1 (1.69%) Infor
5 1 (1.69%) Perforce
5 1 (1.69%) Splunk
5 1 (1.69%) Xamarin