The median contractor rate for a C# Programmer was £360 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 23 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
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
C# Programmer
UK
Rank 566 615 584
Rank change year-on-year +49 -31  
Contract jobs requiring a C# Programmer 33 13 37
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.074% 0.025% 0.071%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.078% 0.026% 0.075%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 11 28
Median daily rate £360 £400 £343
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.00% +16.78%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £241 £325 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £551
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £364 £300
% change year-on-year +12.71% +21.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Median hourly rate - £42.25 £175.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -75.85%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £42.25 £175.00
% change year-on-year - -75.85%  

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 42403 50275 49651
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.81% 95.18% 94.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 27453 32530 30008
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 £551
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1493 1573 1955
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 £11.30 £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 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

C# Programmer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for C# Programmer in the UK

C# Programmer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for C# Programmer in the UK

C# Programmer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing C# Programmer over the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for C# Programmer in the UK

C# Programmer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for C# Programmer in the UK

C# Programmer
Top 12 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing C# Programmer within the UK over the 3 months to 23 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 +54 32 £380 -5.00% 20
London +39 30 £360 -28.00% 5
City of London +12 5 - - 2
South East +18 2 £500 +25.00% 5
West End of London - 2 £98 -
Scotland - 1 £320 - 1
Bracknell - 1 £500 -
Dunfermline - 1 £320 -
Hove - 1 - -
Berkshire - 1 £500 -
East Sussex - 1 - -
Fife - 1 £320 -

C# Programmer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 March 2017, C# Programmer 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# Programmer in the job title.

1 42 (100.00%) C#
2 27 (64.29%) .NET
3 25 (59.52%) SQL
4 21 (50.00%) SQL Server
5 19 (45.24%) Agile Software Development
6 14 (33.33%) Visual Studio
6 14 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
7 13 (30.95%) Software Engineering
7 13 (30.95%) .NET Framework
8 12 (28.57%) Degree
8 12 (28.57%) T-SQL
8 12 (28.57%) Git (software)
9 11 (26.19%) Microsoft Azure
9 11 (26.19%) MVC
9 11 (26.19%) Investment Management
10 10 (23.81%) JavaScript
10 10 (23.81%) Linux
10 10 (23.81%) Team Foundation Server
10 10 (23.81%) Entity Framework
11 9 (21.43%) Dependency Injection
11 9 (21.43%) Inversion of Control
11 9 (21.43%) Elastic Stack
11 9 (21.43%) Java
11 9 (21.43%) Fixed Income
11 9 (21.43%) Finance
11 9 (21.43%) PowerShell
11 9 (21.43%) Load Balancing
11 9 (21.43%) Asset Management
11 9 (21.43%) Ubuntu
12 8 (19.05%) Front Office

C# Programmer 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 1 (2.38%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 7 (16.67%) MS Excel
2 3 (7.14%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 11 (26.19%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.38%) GitHub
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (7.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (4.76%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 14 (33.33%) Visual Studio
2 12 (28.57%) Git (software)
3 10 (23.81%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (4.76%) Bower
4 2 (4.76%) Grunt
4 2 (4.76%) Moq
4 2 (4.76%) NUnit
5 1 (2.38%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 9 (21.43%) Finance
2 8 (19.05%) Front Office
3 6 (14.29%) Banking
4 2 (4.76%) Financial Institution
5 1 (2.38%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (64.29%) .NET
2 13 (30.95%) .NET Framework
3 10 (23.81%) Entity Framework
4 9 (21.43%) Elastic Stack
5 4 (9.52%) AngularJS
6 3 (7.14%) ASP.NET
6 3 (7.14%) ASP.NET MVC
6 3 (7.14%) Hibernate
6 3 (7.14%) jQuery
6 3 (7.14%) LINQ
6 3 (7.14%) NHibernate
6 3 (7.14%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 2 (4.76%) ASP.NET MVC 5
7 2 (4.76%) CSS
7 2 (4.76%) CSS3
7 2 (4.76%) HTML
7 2 (4.76%) HTML5
7 2 (4.76%) Node.js
7 2 (4.76%) Web Services
7 2 (4.76%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 14 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (21.43%) Fixed Income
3 6 (14.29%) Computer Science
3 6 (14.29%) Equities
4 2 (4.76%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (2.38%) Algorithms
5 1 (2.38%) Derivative
5 1 (2.38%) Device Driver
5 1 (2.38%) mHealth
5 1 (2.38%) Mobile App
5 1 (2.38%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 10 (23.81%) Linux
2 9 (21.43%) Ubuntu
3 5 (11.90%) Unix
3 5 (11.90%) Windows
4 1 (2.38%) Android
4 1 (2.38%) Apple iOS
4 1 (2.38%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (45.24%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (30.95%) Software Engineering
3 11 (26.19%) Investment Management
3 11 (26.19%) MVC
4 9 (21.43%) Asset Management
4 9 (21.43%) Dependency Injection
4 9 (21.43%) Inversion of Control
4 9 (21.43%) Load Balancing
5 6 (14.29%) Fund Management
5 6 (14.29%) Scrum
5 6 (14.29%) SOA
6 5 (11.90%) Continuous Integration
6 5 (11.90%) Mathematics
7 4 (9.52%) OO
7 4 (9.52%) Time Management
7 4 (9.52%) Unit Testing
7 4 (9.52%) Web Development
8 3 (7.14%) Microsoft Office Automation
8 3 (7.14%) Office Automation
9 2 (4.76%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 42 (100.00%) C#
2 25 (59.52%) SQL
3 12 (28.57%) T-SQL
4 10 (23.81%) JavaScript
5 9 (21.43%) Java
5 9 (21.43%) PowerShell
6 6 (14.29%) C
6 6 (14.29%) C++
6 6 (14.29%) VBA
7 5 (11.90%) Shell Script
8 3 (7.14%) Ruby
8 3 (7.14%) VB
9 1 (2.38%) Embedded C
9 1 (2.38%) Embedded C++
9 1 (2.38%) Python
9 1 (2.38%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 12 (28.57%) Degree
2 2 (4.76%) Postgraduate
3 1 (2.38%) PhD
3 1 (2.38%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.38%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 6 (14.29%) Microsoft
2 5 (11.90%) Sybase
2 5 (11.90%) webMethods
3 3 (7.14%) Infragistics
4 2 (4.76%) Typemock
5 1 (2.38%) RedGate
5 1 (2.38%) SAP
5 1 (2.38%) Xamarin