Period
to 19 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a C# Software Engineer was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 19 November 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
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 788 815 781
Rank change year-on-year +27 -34 +9
Contract jobs requiring a C# Software Engineer 87 81 111
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.086% 0.077% 0.097%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.090% 0.082% 0.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 39 86
UK median daily rate £425 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.33% -6.25% +23.08%
10th Percentile £313 £263 £293
90th Percentile £550 £643 £606
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £325 £350
% change year-on-year +15.38% -7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 10 13
UK median hourly rate £45.00 £38.50 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.88% -14.44% +8.43%
10th Percentile £33.63 £30.75 £35.65
90th Percentile £50.29 £45.48 £47.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £38.50 £43.25
% change year-on-year +16.88% -10.98% +4.22%

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 96141 99356 108750
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.81% 94.76% 94.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 63392 64835 69190
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £260 £250 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £392 £375
% change year-on-year +2.17% +4.41% +3.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2869 3292 4137
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.89% - +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.96 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.38 £45.00
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 19 November 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 6 months to 19 November 2017.

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

C# Software Engineer
Top 13 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 19 November 2017. 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 +33 83 £425 +6.25% 41
UK excluding London +9 50 £375 +15.38% 36
London -4 36 £500 -13.04% 5
East of England -6 13 £325 -31.58% 7
Midlands +10 10 - - 4
East Midlands +9 10 - -
South East +1 9 £350 +16.67% 8
North of England +59 8 £375 +17.19% 15
South West +10 7 £400 - 2
North West +28 5 £375 -11.76% 9
Yorkshire +21 3 £378 +17.97% 6
Wales +16 2 £400 -
Scotland -9 1 £513 +57.69%

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

For the 6 months to 19 November 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 87 (100.00%) C#
2 84 (96.55%) Software Engineering
3 68 (78.16%) .NET
4 43 (49.43%) Agile Software Development
5 33 (37.93%) SQL Server
6 31 (35.63%) TDD
7 30 (34.48%) SQL
8 27 (31.03%) Windows
9 26 (29.89%) Scrum
10 24 (27.59%) MVC
11 21 (24.14%) C++
11 21 (24.14%) Microsoft
11 21 (24.14%) WPF
12 20 (22.99%) Degree
12 20 (22.99%) Visual Studio
13 16 (18.39%) Microsoft Azure
13 16 (18.39%) Web Services
14 15 (17.24%) ASP.NET
15 14 (16.09%) Computer Science
15 14 (16.09%) WinForms
15 14 (16.09%) OOP
15 14 (16.09%) JavaScript
16 13 (14.94%) Continuous Integration
16 13 (14.94%) Security Cleared
16 13 (14.94%) .NET Framework
17 12 (13.79%) REST
17 12 (13.79%) NoSQL
17 12 (13.79%) OO
17 12 (13.79%) Microservices
17 12 (13.79%) Computer Science Degree

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 4 (4.60%) CMS
2 3 (3.45%) NServiceBus
3 2 (2.30%) ArcGIS
3 2 (2.30%) Elasticsearch
3 2 (2.30%) IIS
3 2 (2.30%) Kinematics
4 1 (1.15%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.15%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (1.15%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (1.15%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 1 (1.15%) Autodesk Inventor
1 1 (1.15%) MicroStation
1 1 (1.15%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 2 (2.30%) SunGard GMI
Cloud Services
1 16 (18.39%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (10.34%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (8.05%) SaaS
4 4 (4.60%) Serverless
5 1 (1.15%) GitHub
5 1 (1.15%) IaaS
5 1 (1.15%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.60%) TCP/IP
2 2 (2.30%) Link 16
2 2 (2.30%) SMS
3 1 (1.15%) HTTP
3 1 (1.15%) SSL
3 1 (1.15%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (37.93%) SQL Server
2 12 (13.79%) NoSQL
3 9 (10.34%) Relational Database
4 4 (4.60%) DocumentDB
4 4 (4.60%) MongoDB
4 4 (4.60%) SQLite
5 3 (3.45%) RDBMS
6 2 (2.30%) Blockchain
6 2 (2.30%) Oracle Database
6 2 (2.30%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (1.15%) Apache Cassandra
7 1 (1.15%) Azure SQL Database
7 1 (1.15%) Big Data
7 1 (1.15%) CouchDB
7 1 (1.15%) Hadoop
7 1 (1.15%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (1.15%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (1.15%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (1.15%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (1.15%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 20 (22.99%) Visual Studio
2 10 (11.49%) Git (software)
3 5 (5.75%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (5.75%) TeamCity
4 4 (4.60%) JIRA
4 4 (4.60%) NUnit
5 3 (3.45%) Cucumber
5 3 (3.45%) Octopus Deploy
5 3 (3.45%) Rational DOORS
5 3 (3.45%) Selenium
6 2 (2.30%) Gatling
6 2 (2.30%) Jenkins
6 2 (2.30%) JMeter
6 2 (2.30%) MSBuild
6 2 (2.30%) Subversion
7 1 (1.15%) Ant
7 1 (1.15%) Eclipse
7 1 (1.15%) Hudson
7 1 (1.15%) Oracle Forms
7 1 (1.15%) SpecFlow
General
1 10 (11.49%) Finance
2 7 (8.05%) Manufacturing
3 4 (4.60%) Automotive
3 4 (4.60%) Front Office
3 4 (4.60%) Games
4 3 (3.45%) Back Office
5 2 (2.30%) Aerospace
5 2 (2.30%) Avionics
5 2 (2.30%) Financial Institution
5 2 (2.30%) Military
5 2 (2.30%) Pharmaceutical
5 2 (2.30%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.15%) Banking
6 1 (1.15%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 68 (78.16%) .NET
2 21 (24.14%) WPF
3 16 (18.39%) Web Services
4 15 (17.24%) ASP.NET
5 14 (16.09%) WinForms
6 13 (14.94%) .NET Framework
7 12 (13.79%) REST
8 10 (11.49%) AngularJS
9 8 (9.20%) ASP.NET MVC
9 8 (9.20%) ASP.NET Web API
9 8 (9.20%) HTML
10 7 (8.05%) CSS
10 7 (8.05%) RESTful
10 7 (8.05%) XML
11 6 (6.90%) LINQ
11 6 (6.90%) WCF
12 5 (5.75%) .NET Core
12 5 (5.75%) Angular 2
13 4 (4.60%) jQuery
13 4 (4.60%) React
Miscellaneous
1 14 (16.09%) Computer Science
2 4 (4.60%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (3.45%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 3 (3.45%) Greenfield Project
3 3 (3.45%) Mobile App
3 3 (3.45%) User Experience
4 2 (2.30%) Data Structures
4 2 (2.30%) Derivative
4 2 (2.30%) Equities
4 2 (2.30%) Fixed Income
4 2 (2.30%) SCADA
5 1 (1.15%) Algorithms
5 1 (1.15%) Device Driver
5 1 (1.15%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.15%) Fintech
5 1 (1.15%) Life Science
5 1 (1.15%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 27 (31.03%) Windows
2 7 (8.05%) Linux
3 4 (4.60%) Windows 10
3 4 (4.60%) Windows 7
3 4 (4.60%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (4.60%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (2.30%) Android
4 2 (2.30%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 84 (96.55%) Software Engineering
2 43 (49.43%) Agile Software Development
3 31 (35.63%) TDD
4 26 (29.89%) Scrum
5 24 (27.59%) MVC
6 14 (16.09%) OOP
7 13 (14.94%) Continuous Integration
8 12 (13.79%) Microservices
8 12 (13.79%) OO
9 11 (12.64%) SOLID
9 11 (12.64%) Test Automation
9 11 (12.64%) UML
10 10 (11.49%) BDD
11 9 (10.34%) Web Development
12 8 (9.20%) Kanban
12 8 (9.20%) Pair Programming
13 7 (8.05%) Unit Testing
14 6 (6.90%) Continuous Delivery
14 6 (6.90%) Multithreading
15 5 (5.75%) MVVM
Programming Languages
1 87 (100.00%) C#
2 30 (34.48%) SQL
3 21 (24.14%) C++
4 14 (16.09%) JavaScript
5 8 (9.20%) C
5 8 (9.20%) Java
5 8 (9.20%) Python
5 8 (9.20%) T-SQL
5 8 (9.20%) VB
6 6 (6.90%) PowerShell
7 4 (4.60%) VBScript
8 3 (3.45%) Apple Swift
9 2 (2.30%) Ada
9 2 (2.30%) Kotlin
9 2 (2.30%) PHP
9 2 (2.30%) Ruby
9 2 (2.30%) Scala
10 1 (1.15%) F#
10 1 (1.15%) Perl
10 1 (1.15%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 20 (22.99%) Degree
2 13 (14.94%) Security Cleared
3 12 (13.79%) Computer Science Degree
4 5 (5.75%) SC Cleared
5 2 (2.30%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (2.30%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (1.15%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.60%) MIL-STD-1553
2 3 (3.45%) QA
3 2 (2.30%) MiFID
4 1 (1.15%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 3 (3.45%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (1.15%) Nagios
1 1 (1.15%) Opsview
Vendors
1 21 (24.14%) Microsoft
2 10 (11.49%) Oracle
3 2 (2.30%) CQG
3 2 (2.30%) Fidessa
3 2 (2.30%) FIS
3 2 (2.30%) NVIDIA
3 2 (2.30%) SunGard
3 2 (2.30%) Xamarin
4 1 (1.15%) Autodesk
4 1 (1.15%) DevExpress
4 1 (1.15%) IBM
4 1 (1.15%) Nintex
4 1 (1.15%) Red Hat
4 1 (1.15%) Splunk
4 1 (1.15%) TIBCO