Period
to 15 November 2018

The median contractor rate for a C# Software Engineer was £475 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 15 November 2018.

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# Software Engineer
UK
6 months to
15 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 756 809 825
Rank change year-on-year +53 +16 -24
Contract jobs requiring a C# Software Engineer 122 86 82
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.12% 0.083% 0.077%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.12% 0.088% 0.081%
Number of daily rates quoted 80 54 42
UK median daily rate £475 £400 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.75% +10.34% -4.61%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £265
90th Percentile £675 £550 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £369 £325
% change year-on-year +1.69% +13.46% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 15 8
UK median hourly rate £42.75 £45.00 £38.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.00% +18.42% -15.56%
10th Percentile £35.88 £33.10 £30.75
90th Percentile £45.19 £50.73 £43.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £45.00 £38.00
% change year-on-year -5.56% +18.42% -12.14%

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 98,713 97,786 100,886
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.76% 94.91% 94.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 65,151 64,422 65,726
UK median daily rate £450 £445 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.12% +4.71% +6.25%
10th Percentile £269 £261 £250
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +6.25% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3,088 2,923 3,345
UK median hourly rate £18.00 £18.70 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.74% +3.89% -
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.93 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £48.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -2.78% +2.86% -

C# Software Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for C# Software Engineer in the UK

C# Software Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

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

C# Software Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing C# Software Engineer over the 6 months to 15 November 2018.

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

C# Software Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

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

C# Software Engineer
Top 14 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 Engineer within the UK over the 6 months to 15 November 2018. 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 +45 114 £475 +18.75% 140
UK excluding London -2 68 £375 +1.69% 120
London +37 51 £525 +5.00% 35
South East -2 27 £425 +21.43% 33
Midlands +1 14 £350 - 14
East Midlands +11 13 £350 - 1
North of England -20 10 £375 +1.69% 18
South West -21 8 £425 +6.25% 11
Yorkshire -3 6 £375 -0.66% 4
East of England -15 4 £375 +15.38% 29
North West -22 4 £463 +25.42% 13
Scotland -8 3 £500 -2.44% 9
Wales -15 2 £360 -10.00% 1
West Midlands - 1 £350 - 12

C# Software Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 15 November 2018, C# Software Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads featuring C# Software Engineer in the job title.

1 122 (100.00%) C#
2 117 (95.90%) Software Engineering
3 94 (77.05%) .NET
4 60 (49.18%) Agile Software Development
5 57 (46.72%) SQL
6 47 (38.52%) SQL Server
7 36 (29.51%) ASP.NET
8 34 (27.87%) MVC
9 33 (27.05%) Visual Studio
10 32 (26.23%) JavaScript
11 31 (25.41%) .NET Framework
12 30 (24.59%) Continuous Integration
12 30 (24.59%) Finance
13 25 (20.49%) Microsoft Azure
14 24 (19.67%) DevOps
15 23 (18.85%) Test Automation
16 22 (18.03%) OO
16 22 (18.03%) Microsoft
17 21 (17.21%) AngularJS
18 20 (16.39%) WPF
18 20 (16.39%) TDD
18 20 (16.39%) SDLC
19 19 (15.57%) HTML
20 18 (14.75%) Amazon AWS
20 18 (14.75%) ASP.NET MVC
20 18 (14.75%) Windows
21 17 (13.93%) WCF
21 17 (13.93%) MSBuild
21 17 (13.93%) Problem-Solving
22 16 (13.11%) Front Office

C# Software Engineer 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 5 (4.10%) Elasticsearch
2 3 (2.46%) NServiceBus
3 2 (1.64%) IIS
4 1 (0.82%) CMS
4 1 (0.82%) Confluence
4 1 (0.82%) LiveCycle
Applications
1 4 (3.28%) Microsoft Project
2 3 (2.46%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.82%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.64%) Bloomberg AIM
1 2 (1.64%) Eagle PACE
1 2 (1.64%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 25 (20.49%) Microsoft Azure
2 18 (14.75%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (4.92%) Serverless
4 4 (3.28%) Cloud Computing
4 4 (3.28%) Google Cloud Platform
5 3 (2.46%) IaaS
5 3 (2.46%) PaaS
5 3 (2.46%) SaaS
6 2 (1.64%) AWS Lambda
7 1 (0.82%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (0.82%) Azure Functions
7 1 (0.82%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 11 (9.02%) TCP/IP
2 6 (4.92%) HTTP
3 3 (2.46%) SSL
4 2 (1.64%) Internet
4 2 (1.64%) MQTT
5 1 (0.82%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (38.52%) SQL Server
2 5 (4.10%) MongoDB
2 5 (4.10%) RDBMS
2 5 (4.10%) Relational Database
3 4 (3.28%) NoSQL
4 3 (2.46%) Apache Cassandra
4 3 (2.46%) CouchDB
5 2 (1.64%) Cosmos DB
5 2 (1.64%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (1.64%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (1.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.82%) Azure SQL Database
6 1 (0.82%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (0.82%) MySQL
6 1 (0.82%) Power BI
6 1 (0.82%) SQL Server 2016
6 1 (0.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 33 (27.05%) Visual Studio
2 17 (13.93%) MSBuild
3 15 (12.30%) TeamCity
4 14 (11.48%) Git (software)
4 14 (11.48%) Octopus Deploy
5 8 (6.56%) MSTest
5 8 (6.56%) Ranorex
6 5 (4.10%) Hudson
6 5 (4.10%) Team Foundation Server
7 4 (3.28%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 3 (2.46%) Jenkins
8 3 (2.46%) Mercurial
8 3 (2.46%) ReSharper
9 2 (1.64%) Eclipse
9 2 (1.64%) Jasmine
9 2 (1.64%) NUnit
9 2 (1.64%) Rational DOORS
9 2 (1.64%) Rational Rhapsody
9 2 (1.64%) Selenium
9 2 (1.64%) SpecFlow
General
1 30 (24.59%) Finance
2 16 (13.11%) Front Office
3 13 (10.66%) Banking
4 6 (4.92%) Law
5 5 (4.10%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.64%) Avionics
7 1 (0.82%) Automotive
7 1 (0.82%) Electronics
7 1 (0.82%) Games
7 1 (0.82%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.82%) Multimedia
7 1 (0.82%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 94 (77.05%) .NET
2 36 (29.51%) ASP.NET
3 31 (25.41%) .NET Framework
4 21 (17.21%) AngularJS
5 20 (16.39%) WPF
6 19 (15.57%) HTML
7 18 (14.75%) ASP.NET MVC
8 17 (13.93%) WCF
9 14 (11.48%) CSS
10 13 (10.66%) Entity Framework
11 12 (9.84%) Web Services
12 11 (9.02%) jQuery
12 11 (9.02%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 11 (9.02%) WinForms
13 9 (7.38%) .NET Core
14 8 (6.56%) ASP.NET Web API
14 8 (6.56%) HTML5
15 6 (4.92%) JSON
15 6 (4.92%) RabbitMQ
16 3 (2.46%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 15 (12.30%) Fixed Income
2 14 (11.48%) Computer Science
2 14 (11.48%) Derivative
3 13 (10.66%) Equities
3 13 (10.66%) Exotic Derivative
3 13 (10.66%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 11 (9.02%) Algorithms
5 9 (7.38%) Analytical Skills
6 7 (5.74%) Mobile App
7 5 (4.10%) Greenfield Project
7 5 (4.10%) Hedge funds
8 4 (3.28%) OTC Derivatives
9 3 (2.46%) User Experience
10 2 (1.64%) Fintech
10 2 (1.64%) Internet of Things
11 1 (0.82%) Credit Risk
11 1 (0.82%) Data Structures
11 1 (0.82%) Market Risk
11 1 (0.82%) RIA
11 1 (0.82%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 18 (14.75%) Windows
2 2 (1.64%) Android
2 2 (1.64%) Apple iOS
3 1 (0.82%) OpenVMS
3 1 (0.82%) Windows 10
3 1 (0.82%) Windows 7
3 1 (0.82%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (0.82%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 117 (95.90%) Software Engineering
2 60 (49.18%) Agile Software Development
3 34 (27.87%) MVC
4 30 (24.59%) Continuous Integration
5 24 (19.67%) DevOps
6 23 (18.85%) Test Automation
7 22 (18.03%) OO
8 20 (16.39%) SDLC
8 20 (16.39%) TDD
9 17 (13.93%) Problem-Solving
10 15 (12.30%) Mathematics
10 15 (12.30%) Scrum
11 14 (11.48%) Asset Management
12 13 (10.66%) BDD
12 13 (10.66%) SOLID
13 11 (9.02%) Continuous Deployment
14 10 (8.20%) Multithreading
14 10 (8.20%) OOD
15 9 (7.38%) Continuous Delivery
15 9 (7.38%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 122 (100.00%) C#
2 57 (46.72%) SQL
3 32 (26.23%) JavaScript
4 15 (12.30%) Java
4 15 (12.30%) PowerShell
5 13 (10.66%) Python
6 11 (9.02%) C++
6 11 (9.02%) T-SQL
7 6 (4.92%) Bash Shell
7 6 (4.92%) Groovy
8 4 (3.28%) C
8 4 (3.28%) VB.NET
9 3 (2.46%) Go
10 2 (1.64%) Apple Swift
10 2 (1.64%) Objective-C
10 2 (1.64%) TypeScript
10 2 (1.64%) VBScript
10 2 (1.64%) VC++
11 1 (0.82%) Ruby
11 1 (0.82%) VBA
Qualifications
1 15 (12.30%) Degree
2 9 (7.38%) Security Cleared
3 7 (5.74%) SC Cleared
4 5 (4.10%) Computer Science Degree
Systems Management
1 1 (0.82%) Terraform
Vendors
1 22 (18.03%) Microsoft
2 12 (9.84%) Oracle
3 5 (4.10%) Dynatrace
3 5 (4.10%) New Relic
4 4 (3.28%) Charles River
5 2 (1.64%) Bloomberg
5 2 (1.64%) Calypso
5 2 (1.64%) FXall
5 2 (1.64%) IBM
6 1 (0.82%) Adobe
6 1 (0.82%) Atlassian
6 1 (0.82%) Automation Anywhere
6 1 (0.82%) Blue Prism
6 1 (0.82%) Civica
6 1 (0.82%) Google
6 1 (0.82%) Informatica
6 1 (0.82%) Minitab
6 1 (0.82%) Tableau
6 1 (0.82%) Telerik
6 1 (0.82%) UiPath