The median contractor rate for a C# Software Developer was £350 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# Software Developer
UK
Rank 481 540 554
Rank change year-on-year +59 +14  
Contract jobs requiring a C# Software Developer 118 88 67
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.26% 0.17% 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.28% 0.18% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 88 55 47
Median daily rate £350 £343 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.18% +5.38%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £222 £304 £278
10% offered a daily rate of more than £523 £475 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £310 £325 £325
% change year-on-year -4.61% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 0
Median hourly rate £55.00 £37.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +46.66% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £55.00 £37.50 -
% change year-on-year +46.66% -  

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# Software Developer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for C# Software Developer in the UK

C# Software Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for C# Software Developer in the UK

C# Software Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

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

Contractor daily rate histogram for C# Software Developer in the UK

C# Software Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for C# Software Developer in the UK

C# Software Developer
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing C# Software Developer 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 +74 116 £350 +6.87% 137
London +37 46 £450 +20.00% 21
South East +35 25 £310 -2.36% 36
South West +7 13 £258 -31.20% 13
City of London +15 11 £500 +48.14% 3
East of England +5 10 £300 -7.69% 9
Hampshire +12 8 £319 +9.91% 12
Yorkshire -2 8 £375 +17.18% 17
Leeds -3 7 £375 +17.18% 3
West Yorkshire -6 7 £375 +17.18% 5
Devon - 7 £220 -
North East -3 6 £325 +0.77% 2
Hertfordshire 0 5 £275 -15.38% 1
Oxfordshire - 5 £350 - 7
Buckinghamshire - 5 £275 - 3
Plymouth - 5 £220 -
West Midlands +12 4 - - 7
St Albans - 4 £275 - 1
Bedfordshire - 4 £350 -
Berkshire - 4 £325 - 8
Luton - 4 £350 -
North West +18 3 £213 -13.26% 21
Stoke-on-Trent +4 3 - -
Staffordshire +3 3 - - 1
Somerset +2 3 £313 -34.21% 3
Bristol +2 3 £355 -5.33% 7
Newcastle upon Tyne -2 3 £340 +5.42% 1
Taunton -3 3 £313 -34.21%
Tyne and Wear -12 3 £340 +5.42% 1
Oxford - 3 £310 - 3

C# Software Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

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

1 210 (100.00%) C#
2 171 (81.43%) .NET
3 103 (49.05%) Agile Software Development
4 94 (44.76%) JavaScript
5 90 (42.86%) SQL
5 90 (42.86%) MVC
6 87 (41.43%) SQL Server
6 87 (41.43%) ASP.NET
7 63 (30.00%) HTML
8 62 (29.52%) ASP.NET MVC
9 55 (26.19%) TDD
10 54 (25.71%) CSS
11 50 (23.81%) jQuery
12 46 (21.90%) Microsoft
13 42 (20.00%) ASP.NET Web API
13 42 (20.00%) AngularJS
13 42 (20.00%) Finance
14 41 (19.52%) Web Services
15 39 (18.57%) Scrum
16 38 (18.10%) Windows
17 36 (17.14%) WCF
18 33 (15.71%) Team Foundation Server
19 32 (15.24%) WPF
19 32 (15.24%) .NET Framework
20 30 (14.29%) OO
21 29 (13.81%) Visual Studio
22 28 (13.33%) T-SQL
23 27 (12.86%) Software Engineering
24 26 (12.38%) Microsoft Azure
25 25 (11.90%) REST

C# Software Developer 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 (2.38%) CMS
2 4 (1.90%) IIS
2 4 (1.90%) NServiceBus
3 3 (1.43%) BizTalk Server
3 3 (1.43%) Elasticsearch
3 3 (1.43%) Sitecore CMS
4 2 (0.95%) Apache Solr
4 2 (0.95%) EPiServer
4 2 (0.95%) GeoServer
4 2 (0.95%) Tomcat
4 2 (0.95%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.48%) Documentum
5 1 (0.48%) OpenStack
5 1 (0.48%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (0.48%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.48%) Umbraco
Applications
1 9 (4.29%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.95%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 9 (4.29%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.48%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.48%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.48%) ION MarketView
2 1 (0.48%) RMDS
2 1 (0.48%) SimCorp Dimension
Cloud Services
1 26 (12.38%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (2.86%) PaaS
3 3 (1.43%) Data Lake Analytics
3 3 (1.43%) IaaS
3 3 (1.43%) SaaS
4 1 (0.48%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.48%) Asana
4 1 (0.48%) Dropbox
4 1 (0.48%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 5 (2.38%) VoIP
2 4 (1.90%) Wireshark
3 3 (1.43%) Extranet
3 3 (1.43%) Intranet
4 2 (0.95%) HTTP
4 2 (0.95%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.48%) Asterisk PBX
5 1 (0.48%) Broadband
5 1 (0.48%) IP Telephony
5 1 (0.48%) PBX
5 1 (0.48%) Profibus
5 1 (0.48%) Skype
5 1 (0.48%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 87 (41.43%) SQL Server
2 18 (8.57%) SQL Server 2012
3 15 (7.14%) SQL Server 2008
4 11 (5.24%) Oracle Database
5 10 (4.76%) NoSQL
6 6 (2.86%) Relational Database
6 6 (2.86%) SQL Server 2005
7 4 (1.90%) GIS
7 4 (1.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 4 (1.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 3 (1.43%) Azure SQL Database
8 3 (1.43%) Data Lake
8 3 (1.43%) Data Warehouse
8 3 (1.43%) MongoDB
8 3 (1.43%) Power BI
8 3 (1.43%) QlikView
8 3 (1.43%) SQL Server 2016
8 3 (1.43%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 2 (0.95%) MySQL
10 1 (0.48%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 33 (15.71%) Team Foundation Server
2 29 (13.81%) Visual Studio
3 21 (10.00%) Git (software)
4 11 (5.24%) Moq
4 11 (5.24%) NUnit
5 10 (4.76%) MSTest
5 10 (4.76%) WebDriver
6 9 (4.29%) Mockito
6 9 (4.29%) Selenium
7 4 (1.90%) Grunt
7 4 (1.90%) Jenkins
7 4 (1.90%) Subversion
8 3 (1.43%) Cucumber
8 3 (1.43%) JIRA
9 2 (0.95%) ClearCase
9 2 (0.95%) ERwin
9 2 (0.95%) JMeter
9 2 (0.95%) Log4Net
9 2 (0.95%) SoapUI
9 2 (0.95%) Xcode
General
1 42 (20.00%) Finance
2 12 (5.71%) Electronics
2 12 (5.71%) Marketing
3 11 (5.24%) Manufacturing
3 11 (5.24%) Telecoms
4 10 (4.76%) Back Office
5 4 (1.90%) Banking
6 3 (1.43%) Front Office
7 1 (0.48%) Advertising
7 1 (0.48%) Automotive
7 1 (0.48%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.48%) Games
7 1 (0.48%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.48%) Law
7 1 (0.48%) Legal
7 1 (0.48%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 171 (81.43%) .NET
2 87 (41.43%) ASP.NET
3 63 (30.00%) HTML
4 62 (29.52%) ASP.NET MVC
5 54 (25.71%) CSS
6 50 (23.81%) jQuery
7 42 (20.00%) AngularJS
7 42 (20.00%) ASP.NET Web API
8 41 (19.52%) Web Services
9 36 (17.14%) WCF
10 32 (15.24%) .NET Framework
10 32 (15.24%) WPF
11 25 (11.90%) REST
11 25 (11.90%) SOAP
12 24 (11.43%) XML
13 19 (9.05%) Entity Framework
13 19 (9.05%) RESTful
14 18 (8.57%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 14 (6.67%) HTML5
15 14 (6.67%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 16 (7.62%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (3.33%) Fixed Income
2 7 (3.33%) Mobile App
3 6 (2.86%) Derivative
4 5 (2.38%) e-Learning
4 5 (2.38%) Equity Derivative
4 5 (2.38%) Learning Management System
4 5 (2.38%) W3C
5 3 (1.43%) Computer Science
5 3 (1.43%) Equities
6 2 (0.95%) Driving Licence
6 2 (0.95%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.48%) Algorithms
7 1 (0.48%) Credit Derivative
7 1 (0.48%) Credit Risk
7 1 (0.48%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 1 (0.48%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.48%) Market Risk
7 1 (0.48%) User Experience
7 1 (0.48%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 38 (18.10%) Windows
2 16 (7.62%) Linux
3 10 (4.76%) Ubuntu
4 7 (3.33%) Android
4 7 (3.33%) Apple iOS
5 3 (1.43%) Unix
6 2 (0.95%) Solaris
6 2 (0.95%) Windows Embedded Compact
7 1 (0.48%) CentOS
7 1 (0.48%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 103 (49.05%) Agile Software Development
2 90 (42.86%) MVC
3 55 (26.19%) TDD
4 39 (18.57%) Scrum
5 30 (14.29%) OO
6 27 (12.86%) Software Engineering
7 20 (9.52%) Business Intelligence
8 19 (9.05%) Unit Testing
9 18 (8.57%) OOP
10 16 (7.62%) SDLC
11 15 (7.14%) Continuous Integration
12 14 (6.67%) Continuous Improvement
13 12 (5.71%) OOD
14 11 (5.24%) Dependency Injection
14 11 (5.24%) Front End Development
14 11 (5.24%) Inversion of Control
15 10 (4.76%) BDD
15 10 (4.76%) Microservices
16 9 (4.29%) SOA
16 9 (4.29%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 210 (100.00%) C#
2 94 (44.76%) JavaScript
3 90 (42.86%) SQL
4 28 (13.33%) T-SQL
5 21 (10.00%) Java
6 15 (7.14%) PowerShell
7 14 (6.67%) C++
7 14 (6.67%) VB.NET
8 10 (4.76%) VB
9 7 (3.33%) Python
10 6 (2.86%) Perl
10 6 (2.86%) Shell Script
11 5 (2.38%) Objective-C
12 4 (1.90%) C
13 3 (1.43%) Ruby
13 3 (1.43%) Scala
13 3 (1.43%) XAML
14 2 (0.95%) ES6
14 2 (0.95%) PHP
14 2 (0.95%) VB6
Qualifications
1 18 (8.57%) Security Cleared
2 11 (5.24%) SC Cleared
3 8 (3.81%) Degree
4 2 (0.95%) MBA
4 2 (0.95%) MCAD
4 2 (0.95%) MCSD
4 2 (0.95%) MCTS
4 2 (0.95%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (0.95%) Postgraduate
5 1 (0.48%) CTC Cleared
5 1 (0.48%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.48%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.86%) QA
2 5 (2.38%) WCAG
3 2 (0.95%) ISO13485
4 1 (0.48%) SDET
System Software
1 3 (1.43%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 1 (0.48%) Kibana
1 1 (0.48%) Rundeck
Vendors
1 46 (21.90%) Microsoft
2 22 (10.48%) Oracle
3 10 (4.76%) SAP
4 7 (3.33%) Sybase
5 5 (2.38%) Telerik
6 3 (1.43%) Apple
6 3 (1.43%) Sitecore
6 3 (1.43%) Tableau
7 2 (0.95%) DevExpress
7 2 (0.95%) Infragistics
7 2 (0.95%) Sun
8 1 (0.48%) BroadSoft
8 1 (0.48%) Charles River
8 1 (0.48%) Google
8 1 (0.48%) ION Trading
8 1 (0.48%) Perforce
8 1 (0.48%) Red Hat
8 1 (0.48%) Reuters
8 1 (0.48%) SimCorp
8 1 (0.48%) TIBCO
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