Period
to 16 July 2018

The median contractor rate for a C# Software Engineer was £373 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 16 July 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
16 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 799 774 812
Rank change year-on-year -25 +38 -26
Contract jobs requiring a C# Software Engineer 92 97 92
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.089% 0.10% 0.084%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.094% 0.11% 0.088%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 52 64
UK median daily rate £373 £369 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.02% -7.81% +21.21%
10th Percentile £313 £281 £313
90th Percentile £627 £513 £630
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £350
% change year-on-year +7.69% -7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 27 13
UK median hourly rate £44.85 £47.83 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.24% +27.55% +13.64%
10th Percentile £36.25 £37.00 £11.00
90th Percentile £48.29 £52.50 £50.42
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £46.25 £37.50
% change year-on-year -10.27% +23.33% +13.64%

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 98,386 90,114 104,687
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.85% 94.95% 95.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 64,408 58,344 68,084
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £269 £263 £255
90th Percentile £638 £619 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +3.13% +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3,166 2,933 3,152
UK median hourly rate £18.09 £18.70 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.26% -4.13% +11.43%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.75 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £50.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.77 £19.00
% change year-on-year -1.52% -6.47% +11.76%

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 16 July 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 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 16 July 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 -24 88 £370 +2.42% 121
UK excluding London -35 56 £350 +7.69% 108
London -43 35 £525 +31.25% 24
South East -19 18 £350 +55.56% 33
North of England -22 13 £330 -10.51% 18
Midlands -27 10 £335 +11.67% 16
Yorkshire - 8 £325 - 4
East Midlands -11 7 £320 - 4
East of England +6 6 £338 +2.66% 12
South West +5 6 £360 +10.77% 18
North West -33 4 - - 13
West Midlands -16 3 £350 +16.67% 12
Scotland -37 2 - - 8
Northern Ireland - 1 - - 2
North East - 1 £335 - 1

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

For the 6 months to 16 July 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 92 (100.00%) C#
2 90 (97.83%) Software Engineering
3 69 (75.00%) .NET
4 40 (43.48%) Agile Software Development
5 38 (41.30%) SQL
6 30 (32.61%) SQL Server
7 27 (29.35%) MVC
8 25 (27.17%) ASP.NET
9 23 (25.00%) Visual Studio
9 23 (25.00%) .NET Framework
10 22 (23.91%) JavaScript
10 22 (23.91%) Microsoft
11 21 (22.83%) C++
11 21 (22.83%) TDD
12 20 (21.74%) Windows
13 19 (20.65%) Test Automation
13 19 (20.65%) BDD
14 18 (19.57%) HTML
14 18 (19.57%) Scrum
15 16 (17.39%) WPF
16 15 (16.30%) Git (software)
16 15 (16.30%) Microsoft Azure
16 15 (16.30%) ASP.NET MVC
17 14 (15.22%) Continuous Integration
18 12 (13.04%) AngularJS
18 12 (13.04%) CSS
19 11 (11.96%) Security Cleared
19 11 (11.96%) WCF
19 11 (11.96%) ASP.NET Web API
20 10 (10.87%) jQuery

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 (5.43%) IIS
1 5 (5.43%) NServiceBus
2 3 (3.26%) Elasticsearch
3 2 (2.17%) Apache
3 2 (2.17%) Apache Spark
4 1 (1.09%) CMS
4 1 (1.09%) LiveCycle
4 1 (1.09%) Mule
Applications
1 2 (2.17%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.09%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 15 (16.30%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (8.70%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (4.35%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (3.26%) AWS Lambda
4 3 (3.26%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 5 (5.43%) TCP/IP
2 3 (3.26%) Internet
2 3 (3.26%) MQTT
3 1 (1.09%) HTTP
3 1 (1.09%) RS-232
3 1 (1.09%) WEP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (32.61%) SQL Server
2 6 (6.52%) Relational Database
3 5 (5.43%) SQL Server 2012
4 4 (4.35%) MongoDB
5 3 (3.26%) GIS
5 3 (3.26%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (2.17%) Apache Hive
6 2 (2.17%) Hadoop
6 2 (2.17%) RavenDB
6 2 (2.17%) RDBMS
6 2 (2.17%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (2.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (2.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (1.09%) Crystal Reports
7 1 (1.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (1.09%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 23 (25.00%) Visual Studio
2 15 (16.30%) Git (software)
3 9 (9.78%) NUnit
3 9 (9.78%) Team Foundation Server
4 8 (8.70%) SpecFlow
5 6 (6.52%) Jasmine
5 6 (6.52%) Selenium
6 5 (5.43%) ReSharper
7 4 (4.35%) JIRA
8 3 (3.26%) TeamCity
9 2 (2.17%) Cucumber
9 2 (2.17%) Microsoft Blend
9 2 (2.17%) Subversion
10 1 (1.09%) Bitbucket
10 1 (1.09%) Jenkins
10 1 (1.09%) Karma Test Runner
10 1 (1.09%) Maven
10 1 (1.09%) Mocha
10 1 (1.09%) Rational DOORS
10 1 (1.09%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 10 (10.87%) Finance
2 7 (7.61%) Banking
2 7 (7.61%) Law
3 4 (4.35%) Front Office
3 4 (4.35%) Manufacturing
3 4 (4.35%) Telecoms
4 3 (3.26%) Games
5 2 (2.17%) Automotive
5 2 (2.17%) Avionics
5 2 (2.17%) Electronics
5 2 (2.17%) Retail
6 1 (1.09%) Financial Institution
6 1 (1.09%) Investment Banking
6 1 (1.09%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 69 (75.00%) .NET
2 25 (27.17%) ASP.NET
3 23 (25.00%) .NET Framework
4 18 (19.57%) HTML
5 16 (17.39%) WPF
6 15 (16.30%) ASP.NET MVC
7 12 (13.04%) AngularJS
7 12 (13.04%) CSS
8 11 (11.96%) ASP.NET Web API
8 11 (11.96%) WCF
9 10 (10.87%) jQuery
9 10 (10.87%) XML
10 7 (7.61%) Entity Framework
10 7 (7.61%) HTML5
11 5 (5.43%) Code First Entity Framework
11 5 (5.43%) REST
12 4 (4.35%) CSS3
12 4 (4.35%) KnockoutJS
12 4 (4.35%) RabbitMQ
12 4 (4.35%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 5 (5.43%) Greenfield Project
2 4 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (4.35%) Computer Science
2 4 (4.35%) Mobile App
3 3 (3.26%) Client/Server
3 3 (3.26%) Equities
3 3 (3.26%) Internet of Things
4 2 (2.17%) Driving Licence
4 2 (2.17%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (2.17%) Hedge funds
4 2 (2.17%) Self-Motivation
4 2 (2.17%) User Experience
5 1 (1.09%) Blog
5 1 (1.09%) Credit Risk
5 1 (1.09%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.09%) Market Risk
5 1 (1.09%) N-Tier
5 1 (1.09%) Podcast
5 1 (1.09%) RIA
5 1 (1.09%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 20 (21.74%) Windows
2 3 (3.26%) Android
2 3 (3.26%) Windows 10
2 3 (3.26%) Windows 7
3 2 (2.17%) Apple iOS
3 2 (2.17%) Linux
4 1 (1.09%) Windows Embedded Compact
4 1 (1.09%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (1.09%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 90 (97.83%) Software Engineering
2 40 (43.48%) Agile Software Development
3 27 (29.35%) MVC
4 21 (22.83%) TDD
5 19 (20.65%) BDD
5 19 (20.65%) Test Automation
6 18 (19.57%) Scrum
7 14 (15.22%) Continuous Integration
8 10 (10.87%) Multithreading
9 9 (9.78%) OO
10 8 (8.70%) E-Commerce
10 8 (8.70%) Problem-Solving
10 8 (8.70%) Web Development
11 7 (7.61%) Mentoring
11 7 (7.61%) SOLID
12 6 (6.52%) Pair Programming
12 6 (6.52%) Unit Testing
13 5 (5.43%) Enterprise Architecture
13 5 (5.43%) Extreme Programming
13 5 (5.43%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 92 (100.00%) C#
2 38 (41.30%) SQL
3 22 (23.91%) JavaScript
4 21 (22.83%) C++
5 10 (10.87%) Python
6 9 (9.78%) Java
7 7 (7.61%) C
8 5 (5.43%) PowerShell
8 5 (5.43%) T-SQL
9 4 (4.35%) VC++
10 3 (3.26%) Embedded C
10 3 (3.26%) R
11 2 (2.17%) Apple Swift
11 2 (2.17%) Objective-C
11 2 (2.17%) VBScript
12 1 (1.09%) Embedded C++
12 1 (1.09%) PL/SQL
12 1 (1.09%) TypeScript
12 1 (1.09%) VB.NET
12 1 (1.09%) VBA
Qualifications
1 11 (11.96%) Security Cleared
2 7 (7.61%) SC Cleared
3 6 (6.52%) Degree
4 2 (2.17%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.17%) QA
2 1 (1.09%) IEC 62304
2 1 (1.09%) ISO 26262
2 1 (1.09%) MISRA
2 1 (1.09%) MISRA C
System Software
1 2 (2.17%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 22 (23.91%) Microsoft
2 5 (5.43%) MuleSoft
2 5 (5.43%) Oracle
3 4 (4.35%) webMethods
4 2 (2.17%) Tableau
5 1 (1.09%) Adobe
5 1 (1.09%) Blue Prism
5 1 (1.09%) Cubic Transportation
5 1 (1.09%) IBM
5 1 (1.09%) Informatica
5 1 (1.09%) Telerik