Period
to 20 February 2019

The median contractor rate for a C# Software Engineer was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 20 February 2019.

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
20 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 785 786 769
Rank change year-on-year +1 -17 +12
Contract jobs requiring a C# Software Engineer 97 95 83
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.098% 0.094% 0.087%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.10% 0.099% 0.092%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 57 44
UK median daily rate £450 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% +6.67% -11.24%
10th Percentile £350 £313 £285
90th Percentile £838 £580 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £361 £375
% change year-on-year +14.19% -3.67% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 13 18
UK median hourly rate £43.75 £45.00 £41.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.78% +8.43% -7.78%
10th Percentile £36.85 £40.50 £31.10
90th Percentile £45.38 £47.83 £46.02
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.25 £44.50 £41.25
% change year-on-year -5.06% +7.88% -8.33%

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 93,856 96,346 90,370
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.63% 94.88% 94.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 62,135 63,971 58,919
UK median daily rate £460 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.22% +5.88% +3.03%
10th Percentile £273 £263 £253
90th Percentile £644 £625 £606
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,947 2,871 3,224
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.70 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +3.89% -5.26%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.91 £10.63
90th Percentile £48.94 £48.57 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50

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 20 February 2019.

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 15 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 20 February 2019. 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 +14 84 £450 +12.50% 127
UK excluding London -7 56 £413 +14.19% 129
London +17 40 £525 - 20
South East -4 20 £425 +21.43% 31
North of England -18 10 £388 -3.13% 27
South West -31 8 £425 +6.25% 11
Scotland -7 6 £500 +15.94% 13
Yorkshire -10 6 £375 +3.45% 9
Wales - 6 £411 - 8
Midlands -5 4 £350 +27.27% 14
East Midlands +4 2 £350 - 5
East of England -8 2 £375 +15.38% 24
North West -8 2 £475 +2.70% 15
North East -11 2 £413 +3.13% 3
West Midlands -18 2 £350 +27.27% 9

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

For the 6 months to 20 February 2019, 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 97 (100.00%) C#
2 93 (95.88%) Software Engineering
3 74 (76.29%) .NET
4 42 (43.30%) Agile Software Development
5 41 (42.27%) SQL
6 29 (29.90%) JavaScript
6 29 (29.90%) ASP.NET
7 25 (25.77%) SQL Server
8 23 (23.71%) Microsoft Azure
8 23 (23.71%) HTML
8 23 (23.71%) Windows
8 23 (23.71%) OO
9 22 (22.68%) AngularJS
10 21 (21.65%) WPF
10 21 (21.65%) MVC
11 20 (20.62%) Visual Studio
12 19 (19.59%) CSS
12 19 (19.59%) Finance
12 19 (19.59%) .NET Framework
13 18 (18.56%) Degree
14 17 (17.53%) Scrum
14 17 (17.53%) Git (software)
15 15 (15.46%) Test Automation
16 14 (14.43%) Amazon AWS
16 14 (14.43%) Continuous Integration
16 14 (14.43%) Algorithms
16 14 (14.43%) Microsoft
17 13 (13.40%) Python
17 13 (13.40%) Computer Science
17 13 (13.40%) DevOps

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 2 (2.06%) Elasticsearch
1 2 (2.06%) IIS
2 1 (1.03%) CMS
2 1 (1.03%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 4 (4.12%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (1.03%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 23 (23.71%) Microsoft Azure
2 14 (14.43%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (5.15%) PaaS
3 5 (5.15%) Serverless
4 4 (4.12%) Google Cloud Platform
5 3 (3.09%) IaaS
5 3 (3.09%) SaaS
6 2 (2.06%) Azure Active Directory
6 2 (2.06%) Azure Functions
7 1 (1.03%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 5 (5.15%) HTTP
2 3 (3.09%) SSL
3 2 (2.06%) TCP/IP
4 1 (1.03%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (25.77%) SQL Server
2 7 (7.22%) Big Data
3 6 (6.19%) Relational Database
4 5 (5.15%) GIS
4 5 (5.15%) MongoDB
5 4 (4.12%) NoSQL
5 4 (4.12%) RDBMS
6 3 (3.09%) Apache Cassandra
6 3 (3.09%) Cosmos DB
6 3 (3.09%) CouchDB
7 2 (2.06%) Azure SQL Database
7 2 (2.06%) MySQL
8 1 (1.03%) Power BI
8 1 (1.03%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 20 (20.62%) Visual Studio
2 17 (17.53%) Git (software)
3 11 (11.34%) MSBuild
4 8 (8.25%) Octopus Deploy
4 8 (8.25%) TeamCity
5 5 (5.15%) NetBeans
6 4 (4.12%) Jenkins
6 4 (4.12%) Team Foundation Server
7 3 (3.09%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 3 (3.09%) Hudson
7 3 (3.09%) Mercurial
7 3 (3.09%) Rational Team Concert
7 3 (3.09%) Subversion
8 2 (2.06%) MSTest
8 2 (2.06%) Ranorex
9 1 (1.03%) Eclipse
9 1 (1.03%) IntelliJ
9 1 (1.03%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 19 (19.59%) Finance
2 8 (8.25%) Front Office
3 5 (5.15%) Banking
3 5 (5.15%) Manufacturing
4 2 (2.06%) Electronics
4 2 (2.06%) Law
4 2 (2.06%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.03%) Legal
5 1 (1.03%) Marketing
5 1 (1.03%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 74 (76.29%) .NET
2 29 (29.90%) ASP.NET
3 23 (23.71%) HTML
4 22 (22.68%) AngularJS
5 21 (21.65%) WPF
6 19 (19.59%) .NET Framework
6 19 (19.59%) CSS
7 13 (13.40%) jQuery
8 12 (12.37%) WCF
9 11 (11.34%) ASP.NET MVC
10 10 (10.31%) HTML5
11 9 (9.28%) JSON
11 9 (9.28%) Web Services
12 8 (8.25%) Entity Framework
12 8 (8.25%) RESTful
12 8 (8.25%) SOAP
13 6 (6.19%) ASP.NET Web API
13 6 (6.19%) REST
14 5 (5.15%) Swing
14 5 (5.15%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 14 (14.43%) Algorithms
2 10 (10.31%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (9.28%) Data Structures
3 9 (9.28%) Hedge funds
4 8 (8.25%) Derivative
4 8 (8.25%) Equities
4 8 (8.25%) Fixed Income
4 8 (8.25%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 7 (7.22%) Exotic Derivative
6 5 (5.15%) Robotics
7 3 (3.09%) Greenfield Project
7 3 (3.09%) OTC Derivatives
7 3 (3.09%) User Experience
8 2 (2.06%) Self-Motivation
9 1 (1.03%) Client/Server
9 1 (1.03%) Fintech
9 1 (1.03%) Mainframe
9 1 (1.03%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 23 (23.71%) Windows
2 1 (1.03%) Android
2 1 (1.03%) Apple iOS
2 1 (1.03%) OpenVMS
2 1 (1.03%) Windows 10
2 1 (1.03%) Windows 7
2 1 (1.03%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (1.03%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 93 (95.88%) Software Engineering
2 42 (43.30%) Agile Software Development
3 23 (23.71%) OO
4 21 (21.65%) MVC
5 17 (17.53%) Scrum
6 15 (15.46%) Test Automation
7 14 (14.43%) Continuous Integration
8 13 (13.40%) Computer Science
8 13 (13.40%) DevOps
8 13 (13.40%) Problem-Solving
9 12 (12.37%) Multithreading
9 12 (12.37%) TDD
10 9 (9.28%) Mathematics
10 9 (9.28%) Microservices
11 8 (8.25%) Asset Management
11 8 (8.25%) E-Commerce
11 8 (8.25%) SOA
12 7 (7.22%) BDD
12 7 (7.22%) Continuous Delivery
12 7 (7.22%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 97 (100.00%) C#
2 41 (42.27%) SQL
3 29 (29.90%) JavaScript
4 13 (13.40%) Python
5 12 (12.37%) Java
6 11 (11.34%) C++
7 9 (9.28%) PowerShell
8 8 (8.25%) T-SQL
9 7 (7.22%) TypeScript
10 3 (3.09%) Go
10 3 (3.09%) VB.NET
11 1 (1.03%) Ada
11 1 (1.03%) Apple Swift
11 1 (1.03%) Bash Shell
11 1 (1.03%) Groovy
11 1 (1.03%) MATLAB
11 1 (1.03%) Objective-C
11 1 (1.03%) Pascal
11 1 (1.03%) VBScript
11 1 (1.03%) VC++
Qualifications
1 18 (18.56%) Degree
2 9 (9.28%) Security Cleared
3 6 (6.19%) SC Cleared
4 5 (5.15%) Computer Science Degree
4 5 (5.15%) Numerate Degree
5 1 (1.03%) Chartered Engineer
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.03%) QA
System Software
1 2 (2.06%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (2.06%) Terraform
Vendors
1 14 (14.43%) Microsoft
2 4 (4.12%) Dynatrace
2 4 (4.12%) New Relic
3 3 (3.09%) IBM
3 3 (3.09%) Oracle
4 2 (2.06%) Civica
5 1 (1.03%) Automation Anywhere
5 1 (1.03%) Charles River
5 1 (1.03%) Google
5 1 (1.03%) Minitab
5 1 (1.03%) SAP
5 1 (1.03%) Tableau
5 1 (1.03%) UiPath
5 1 (1.03%) Xamarin