The median contractor rate for a C# Software Engineer was £360 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 29 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.

C# Software Engineer
UK
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 552 601 582
Rank change year-on-year +49 -19  
Contract jobs requiring a C# Software Engineer 53 47 43
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.12% 0.087% 0.080%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.12% 0.092% 0.085%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 31 24
Median daily rate £360 £450 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -20.00% +50.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £350 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £588 £350
UK excluding London median daily rate £320 £375 £300
% change year-on-year -14.66% +25.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 6 8
Median hourly rate £42.57 £21.75 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +95.72% -33.07%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.15 £11.00 £32.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.04 £44.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.57 £21.75 £32.50
% change year-on-year +91.12% -33.07%  

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 42875 51263 50687
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.79% 95.24% 94.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 27839 33245 30600
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 1489 1590 2025
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 £11.30 £11.30 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.83 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year -10.25% +14.70%  

C# Software Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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 3 months to 29 March 2017.

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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing C# Software Engineer over the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

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

C# Software Engineer
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 Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 29 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 +62 51 £360 -38.06% 67
London +33 21 £368 -37.44% 12
South West -2 8 £500 +25.00% 9
South East +17 7 £194 -46.91% 14
East of England -1 6 £400 - 8
East Midlands -1 5 - - 6
Cambridge +11 4 £325 - 3
Cambridgeshire +5 4 £325 - 6
New Malden - 4 - -
North West +30 3 £301 -13.92% 8
Hampshire +14 3 - - 8
Yeovil +8 3 - -
Somerset +8 3 - -
Cheshire - 3 £301 - 2
Lincolnshire - 3 - - 1
Berkshire - 3 £163 - 1
Gloucestershire - 3 £500 - 3
Fife - 2 £320 -
Dunfermline - 2 £320 -
Warrington - 2 £313 -
Bury St Edmunds - 2 £400 -
Leicestershire - 2 - - 1
Portsmouth - 2 - - 2
Suffolk - 2 £400 - 1
Scotland - 2 £320 - 1
Wiltshire +4 1 - - 3
Bristol +1 1 £325 -18.75% 1
West Midlands - 1 £300 - 2
Worcestershire - 1 £300 - 1
East Sussex - 1 £225 -

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

For the 6 months to 29 March 2017, C# Software Engineer 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 Engineer in the job title.

1 92 (100.00%) C#
1 92 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 55 (59.78%) .NET
3 50 (54.35%) Agile Software Development
4 36 (39.13%) C++
5 33 (35.87%) SQL
5 33 (35.87%) Security Cleared
6 27 (29.35%) Visual Studio
7 24 (26.09%) Microsoft
8 22 (23.91%) MVC
8 22 (23.91%) SC Cleared
9 21 (22.83%) Team Foundation Server
9 21 (22.83%) SQL Server
10 20 (21.74%) PowerShell
11 18 (19.57%) TDD
12 17 (18.48%) HTML
12 17 (18.48%) XML
12 17 (18.48%) OO
12 17 (18.48%) WCF
12 17 (18.48%) WPF
13 16 (17.39%) NServiceBus
13 16 (17.39%) Windows
14 15 (16.30%) CSS
15 14 (15.22%) jQuery
16 13 (14.13%) Scrum
16 13 (14.13%) UML
17 12 (13.04%) Linux
17 12 (13.04%) Analytical Skills
18 11 (11.96%) T-SQL
18 11 (11.96%) SQL Server 2008

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 16 (17.39%) NServiceBus
2 2 (2.17%) Apache Pig
2 2 (2.17%) ArcGIS
2 2 (2.17%) WebLogic
3 1 (1.09%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (1.09%) IIS
Applications
1 9 (9.78%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.17%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (2.17%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (1.09%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 1 (1.09%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 11 (11.96%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.09%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.09%) Asana
Communications & Networking
1 10 (10.87%) Broadband
2 7 (7.61%) TCP/IP
3 2 (2.17%) HTTP
3 2 (2.17%) RS-232
4 1 (1.09%) 3G
4 1 (1.09%) Ethernet
4 1 (1.09%) Modbus
4 1 (1.09%) RS-485
4 1 (1.09%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (1.09%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (22.83%) SQL Server
2 11 (11.96%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (3.26%) MongoDB
3 3 (3.26%) NoSQL
4 2 (2.17%) Apache Hive
4 2 (2.17%) Big Data
4 2 (2.17%) Hadoop
4 2 (2.17%) Oracle Database
4 2 (2.17%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.09%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (1.09%) CouchDB
5 1 (1.09%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (1.09%) RDBMS
5 1 (1.09%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (1.09%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (1.09%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 27 (29.35%) Visual Studio
2 21 (22.83%) Team Foundation Server
3 11 (11.96%) Git (software)
4 4 (4.35%) NUnit
5 3 (3.26%) JIRA
6 2 (2.17%) Jenkins
6 2 (2.17%) Maven
6 2 (2.17%) Mercurial
6 2 (2.17%) Moq
6 2 (2.17%) Subversion
7 1 (1.09%) LabVIEW
7 1 (1.09%) MSBuild
7 1 (1.09%) MSTest
7 1 (1.09%) SpecFlow
General
1 10 (10.87%) Manufacturing
1 10 (10.87%) Telecoms
2 8 (8.70%) Finance
3 5 (5.43%) Military
4 3 (3.26%) Aerospace
4 3 (3.26%) Games
5 2 (2.17%) Avionics
6 1 (1.09%) Automotive
6 1 (1.09%) Banking
6 1 (1.09%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (59.78%) .NET
2 17 (18.48%) HTML
2 17 (18.48%) WCF
2 17 (18.48%) WPF
2 17 (18.48%) XML
3 15 (16.30%) CSS
4 14 (15.22%) jQuery
5 11 (11.96%) KnockoutJS
6 10 (10.87%) SOAP
6 10 (10.87%) StructureMap
7 9 (9.78%) Elastic Stack
8 8 (8.70%) ASP.NET
9 7 (7.61%) .NET Framework
9 7 (7.61%) ASP.NET Web API
10 6 (6.52%) ASP.NET MVC
10 6 (6.52%) Unity DI Container
11 5 (5.43%) AngularJS
11 5 (5.43%) Middleware
11 5 (5.43%) Unity (Game Engine)
11 5 (5.43%) Unreal Engine
Miscellaneous
1 12 (13.04%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (6.52%) RIA
3 5 (5.43%) Computer Science
4 4 (4.35%) User Experience
5 2 (2.17%) Device Driver
6 1 (1.09%) Credit Risk
6 1 (1.09%) Embedded Systems
6 1 (1.09%) Market Risk
6 1 (1.09%) W3C
6 1 (1.09%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 16 (17.39%) Windows
2 12 (13.04%) Linux
3 10 (10.87%) Ubuntu
4 2 (2.17%) Android
4 2 (2.17%) Apple iOS
4 2 (2.17%) Windows Server
5 1 (1.09%) CentOS
5 1 (1.09%) Embedded Linux
5 1 (1.09%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 92 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 50 (54.35%) Agile Software Development
3 22 (23.91%) MVC
4 18 (19.57%) TDD
5 17 (18.48%) OO
6 13 (14.13%) Scrum
6 13 (14.13%) UML
7 11 (11.96%) Dependency Injection
8 10 (10.87%) Inversion of Control
8 10 (10.87%) Multithreading
9 9 (9.78%) Load Balancing
10 8 (8.70%) Integration Testing
11 7 (7.61%) BDD
11 7 (7.61%) Continuous Integration
12 6 (6.52%) OOP
12 6 (6.52%) SOLID
13 5 (5.43%) Configuration Management
13 5 (5.43%) Non-Functional Testing
13 5 (5.43%) SDLC
13 5 (5.43%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 92 (100.00%) C#
2 36 (39.13%) C++
3 33 (35.87%) SQL
4 20 (21.74%) PowerShell
5 11 (11.96%) T-SQL
6 10 (10.87%) C
6 10 (10.87%) JavaScript
7 9 (9.78%) Java
8 7 (7.61%) Ada
9 5 (5.43%) Python
10 4 (4.35%) VB
11 3 (3.26%) Ada 83
11 3 (3.26%) Ada 95
11 3 (3.26%) MATLAB
12 2 (2.17%) Embedded C
12 2 (2.17%) Objective-C
13 1 (1.09%) Assembly Language
13 1 (1.09%) PHP
13 1 (1.09%) VB6
13 1 (1.09%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 33 (35.87%) Security Cleared
2 22 (23.91%) SC Cleared
3 5 (5.43%) Degree
3 5 (5.43%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (3.26%) MCTS
5 2 (2.17%) DV Cleared
5 2 (2.17%) PhD
6 1 (1.09%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.17%) QA
1 2 (2.17%) SDET
2 1 (1.09%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 2 (2.17%) Firmware
2 1 (1.09%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.09%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (1.09%) Kibana
Vendors
1 24 (26.09%) Microsoft
2 2 (2.17%) Coverity
2 2 (2.17%) Oracle
3 1 (1.09%) Assembla
3 1 (1.09%) Red Hat
3 1 (1.09%) VMware
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £550 - £600 per annum
Posted: 21 hours ago
Malmesbury, Wiltshire
Dyson
Posted: 13 hours ago
Stonehouse, Gloucestershire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £375 - £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago