The median contractor rate for a C# Software Engineer was £388 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 26 June 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
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 558 610 586
Rank change year-on-year +52 -24  
Contract jobs requiring a C# Software Engineer 49 41 55
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.10% 0.077% 0.098%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.11% 0.081% 0.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 33 36
Median daily rate £388 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.12% +14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £321 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £575 £460
UK excluding London median daily rate £369 £350 £340
% change year-on-year +5.35% +2.94%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 1 2
Median hourly rate £50.00 £48.50 £39.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.09% +22.78%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £50.00 £48.50 £39.50
% change year-on-year +3.09% +22.78%  

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 44561 50348 53046
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.78% 94.85% 94.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 28813 32834 33338
Median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £568
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1376 1496 2028
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +6.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.42 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £44.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

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 26 June 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 26 June 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 26 June 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 +44 45 £375 -6.25% 53
East Midlands +5 14 - - 1
London -6 12 £538 -6.52% 13
Lincolnshire - 8 - -
North West +29 7 £375 - 8
South East +23 5 £225 -35.71% 19
Leicestershire -5 4 - -
Leicester - 4 - -
Cambridgeshire +1 3 £335 - 1
Wales -3 3 £400 - 2
East of England -5 3 £335 -16.25% 4
South Wales -5 3 £400 - 2
South West - 3 £350 - 3
Southport - 3 £375 -
Merseyside - 3 £375 -
Cheshire +26 2 - - 1
Hampshire +7 2 - - 8
Newport +2 2 £400 - 1
Gloucestershire - 2 - - 1
Manchester - 2 £425 - 7
Northamptonshire - 2 - - 1
Northampton - 2 - - 1
Peterborough - 2 £335 -
Warrington - 2 - -
City of London -6 1 £500 -13.04% 5
Oxford -7 1 £300 -14.28% 2
Oxfordshire -12 1 £300 -14.28% 3
New Malden - 1 - -
East Sussex - 1 £225 -
Berkshire - 1 £225 - 3

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

For the 6 months to 26 June 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.

1 101 (100.00%) C#
1 101 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 67 (66.34%) .NET
3 49 (48.51%) Agile Software Development
4 33 (32.67%) C++
5 31 (30.69%) SQL
6 30 (29.70%) SQL Server
7 27 (26.73%) Security Cleared
8 26 (25.74%) Windows
9 25 (24.75%) WPF
10 24 (23.76%) Microsoft
11 21 (20.79%) Visual Studio
11 21 (20.79%) SC Cleared
12 20 (19.80%) TDD
12 20 (19.80%) MVC
13 19 (18.81%) Scrum
13 19 (18.81%) C
13 19 (18.81%) OO
14 17 (16.83%) UML
15 16 (15.84%) Degree
15 16 (15.84%) Microsoft Azure
16 15 (14.85%) Team Foundation Server
16 15 (14.85%) Git (software)
17 14 (13.86%) SOLID
17 14 (13.86%) Analytical Skills
17 14 (13.86%) Linux
17 14 (13.86%) .NET Framework
18 13 (12.87%) Continuous Integration
18 13 (12.87%) Multithreading
18 13 (12.87%) NServiceBus

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 13 (12.87%) NServiceBus
2 8 (7.92%) ArcGIS
3 2 (1.98%) Apache Pig
3 2 (1.98%) Elasticsearch
3 2 (1.98%) Kinematics
3 2 (1.98%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.98%) SharePoint 2010
3 2 (1.98%) SharePoint 2013
3 2 (1.98%) SharePoint Server
3 2 (1.98%) WebLogic
Applications
1 2 (1.98%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.99%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 16 (15.84%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (2.97%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (1.98%) SaaS
4 1 (0.99%) OpenShift
4 1 (0.99%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (9.90%) TCP/IP
2 8 (7.92%) Link 16
3 2 (1.98%) HTTP
3 2 (1.98%) RS-232
4 1 (0.99%) 3G
4 1 (0.99%) Ethernet
4 1 (0.99%) Modbus
4 1 (0.99%) RS-485
4 1 (0.99%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (0.99%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (29.70%) SQL Server
2 9 (8.91%) NoSQL
3 8 (7.92%) MongoDB
3 8 (7.92%) Relational Database
4 5 (4.95%) Big Data
5 3 (2.97%) MySQL
6 2 (1.98%) Apache Hive
6 2 (1.98%) Hadoop
6 2 (1.98%) Oracle Database
6 2 (1.98%) RDBMS
6 2 (1.98%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (1.98%) SQL Server 2014
7 1 (0.99%) Apache Cassandra
7 1 (0.99%) Blockchain
7 1 (0.99%) CouchDB
7 1 (0.99%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (0.99%) Oracle9i Database
7 1 (0.99%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (0.99%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.99%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 21 (20.79%) Visual Studio
2 15 (14.85%) Git (software)
2 15 (14.85%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (1.98%) MSBuild
4 1 (0.99%) Bitbucket
4 1 (0.99%) Bugzilla
4 1 (0.99%) JIRA
4 1 (0.99%) LabVIEW
4 1 (0.99%) MSTest
4 1 (0.99%) NUnit
4 1 (0.99%) Octopus Deploy
4 1 (0.99%) Oracle Forms
4 1 (0.99%) Subversion
4 1 (0.99%) TeamCity
General
1 11 (10.89%) Manufacturing
2 10 (9.90%) Finance
2 10 (9.90%) Military
3 8 (7.92%) Avionics
4 6 (5.94%) Automotive
5 5 (4.95%) Games
6 4 (3.96%) Electronics
7 3 (2.97%) Aerospace
7 3 (2.97%) Banking
8 2 (1.98%) Front Office
9 1 (0.99%) Back Office
9 1 (0.99%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.99%) Hungarian Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 67 (66.34%) .NET
2 25 (24.75%) WPF
3 14 (13.86%) .NET Framework
4 12 (11.88%) XML
5 11 (10.89%) ASP.NET
5 11 (10.89%) DCOM
6 10 (9.90%) REST
6 10 (9.90%) WCF
7 9 (8.91%) AngularJS
7 9 (8.91%) Elastic Stack
7 9 (8.91%) LINQ
8 8 (7.92%) COM
8 8 (7.92%) Web Services
9 7 (6.93%) ASP.NET MVC
9 7 (6.93%) Entity Framework
9 7 (6.93%) Unity (Game Engine)
10 6 (5.94%) ASP.NET Web API
10 6 (5.94%) HTML
10 6 (5.94%) React
10 6 (5.94%) Unreal Engine
Miscellaneous
1 14 (13.86%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (9.90%) User Experience
3 7 (6.93%) Computer Science
4 5 (4.95%) RIA
5 3 (2.97%) Mobile App
6 2 (1.98%) Device Driver
6 2 (1.98%) Greenfield Project
7 1 (0.99%) Algorithms
7 1 (0.99%) CCTV
7 1 (0.99%) Derivative
7 1 (0.99%) Embedded Systems
7 1 (0.99%) Fintech
7 1 (0.99%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 1 (0.99%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 26 (25.74%) Windows
2 14 (13.86%) Linux
3 10 (9.90%) Ubuntu
4 5 (4.95%) Android
4 5 (4.95%) Apple iOS
5 2 (1.98%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.99%) CentOS
6 1 (0.99%) Embedded Linux
6 1 (0.99%) ThreadX
6 1 (0.99%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 101 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 49 (48.51%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (19.80%) MVC
3 20 (19.80%) TDD
4 19 (18.81%) OO
4 19 (18.81%) Scrum
5 17 (16.83%) UML
6 14 (13.86%) SOLID
7 13 (12.87%) Continuous Integration
7 13 (12.87%) Multithreading
8 12 (11.88%) Software Testing
9 10 (9.90%) Dependency Injection
9 10 (9.90%) Integration Testing
9 10 (9.90%) Inversion of Control
9 10 (9.90%) Test Strategy
10 9 (8.91%) Break/Fix
10 9 (8.91%) Load Balancing
11 8 (7.92%) Test Automation
12 7 (6.93%) Configuration Management
13 6 (5.94%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 101 (100.00%) C#
2 33 (32.67%) C++
3 31 (30.69%) SQL
4 19 (18.81%) C
5 13 (12.87%) Java
5 13 (12.87%) Python
5 13 (12.87%) VB
6 12 (11.88%) JavaScript
6 12 (11.88%) PowerShell
7 11 (10.89%) T-SQL
8 3 (2.97%) Ada
8 3 (2.97%) Apple Swift
9 2 (1.98%) Ada 83
9 2 (1.98%) Ada 95
9 2 (1.98%) Embedded C
9 2 (1.98%) Objective-C
9 2 (1.98%) Scala
9 2 (1.98%) VBA
10 1 (0.99%) Ruby
10 1 (0.99%) VB6
Qualifications
1 27 (26.73%) Security Cleared
2 21 (20.79%) SC Cleared
3 16 (15.84%) Degree
4 13 (12.87%) Computer Science Degree
5 10 (9.90%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (2.97%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (1.98%) DV Cleared
7 2 (1.98%) MCTS
7 2 (1.98%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (7.92%) MIL-STD-1553
2 2 (1.98%) QA
3 1 (0.99%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.99%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 2 (1.98%) Firmware
2 1 (0.99%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.99%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (0.99%) Kibana
1 1 (0.99%) Nagios
1 1 (0.99%) Opsview
Vendors
1 24 (23.76%) Microsoft
2 8 (7.92%) Oracle
3 3 (2.97%) Xamarin
4 2 (1.98%) Nintex
4 2 (1.98%) NVIDIA
4 2 (1.98%) Red Hat
5 1 (0.99%) Assembla
5 1 (0.99%) Splunk
5 1 (0.99%) Telerik
5 1 (0.99%) VMware
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