Period
to 21 September 2018

The median contractor rate for a C# Software Engineer was £456 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 21 September 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
21 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 762 778 817
Rank change year-on-year +16 +39 -13
Contract jobs requiring a C# Software Engineer 126 81 84
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.12% 0.082% 0.078%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.13% 0.086% 0.082%
Number of daily rates quoted 86 39 53
UK median daily rate £456 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.06% +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £313 £310 £300
90th Percentile £675 £559 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £369 £338
% change year-on-year -1.02% +9.26% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 22 5
UK median hourly rate £43.00 £47.83 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.10% +6.29% +20.00%
10th Percentile £36.25 £36.38 £34.95
90th Percentile £47.83 £52.50 £51.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £50.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year -15.00% +11.11% +20.00%

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 97,377 93,786 102,104
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.78% 94.92% 94.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 63,913 61,292 66,691
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
10th Percentile £269 £263 £255
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +3.75% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3,178 2,813 3,183
UK median hourly rate £18.00 £18.70 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.74% -1.58% +5.67%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.75 £10.30
90th Percentile £48.75 £48.75 £46.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £18.63
% change year-on-year -2.78% -3.36% +6.43%

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 21 September 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 21 September 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 +5 118 £463 +15.63% 140
UK excluding London +7 71 £365 -1.02% 107
London +12 53 £525 +6.33% 43
South East +4 22 £425 +61.90% 24
Midlands -12 16 £350 - 22
North of England -14 16 £370 -1.33% 14
East Midlands +11 15 £350 - 4
Yorkshire - 11 £365 - 8
South West -13 6 £398 -0.63% 15
East of England -2 5 £450 +34.33% 22
North West -19 5 £463 +23.33% 5
Scotland - 3 £500 - 5
Wales -21 2 £360 -10.00% 3
West Midlands - 1 - - 18
Northern Ireland - 1 - - 2

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

For the 6 months to 21 September 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.

1 126 (100.00%) C#
2 122 (96.83%) Software Engineering
3 100 (79.37%) .NET
4 68 (53.97%) Agile Software Development
5 54 (42.86%) SQL
6 46 (36.51%) SQL Server
7 42 (33.33%) ASP.NET
8 39 (30.95%) MVC
9 38 (30.16%) Visual Studio
10 37 (29.37%) JavaScript
10 37 (29.37%) .NET Framework
10 37 (29.37%) Continuous Integration
11 32 (25.40%) Finance
12 29 (23.02%) Test Automation
13 26 (20.63%) TDD
14 25 (19.84%) AngularJS
14 25 (19.84%) DevOps
15 24 (19.05%) Microsoft Azure
15 24 (19.05%) HTML
16 23 (18.25%) OO
16 23 (18.25%) ASP.NET MVC
17 22 (17.46%) Microsoft
18 21 (16.67%) Scrum
18 21 (16.67%) WCF
19 20 (15.87%) WPF
19 20 (15.87%) Amazon AWS
20 19 (15.08%) Git (software)
20 19 (15.08%) PowerShell
21 18 (14.29%) SDLC
21 18 (14.29%) BDD

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 (3.97%) Elasticsearch
2 4 (3.17%) NServiceBus
3 2 (1.59%) Apache
3 2 (1.59%) CMS
3 2 (1.59%) IIS
4 1 (0.79%) Confluence
4 1 (0.79%) LiveCycle
Applications
1 2 (1.59%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (1.59%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (0.79%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.59%) Bloomberg AIM
1 2 (1.59%) Eagle PACE
1 2 (1.59%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 24 (19.05%) Microsoft Azure
2 20 (15.87%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (3.97%) Cloud Computing
4 4 (3.17%) Serverless
5 3 (2.38%) AWS Lambda
5 3 (2.38%) IaaS
5 3 (2.38%) PaaS
5 3 (2.38%) SaaS
6 2 (1.59%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.79%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (0.79%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 12 (9.52%) TCP/IP
2 5 (3.97%) HTTP
3 3 (2.38%) Internet
3 3 (2.38%) MQTT
3 3 (2.38%) SSL
4 1 (0.79%) RS-232
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (36.51%) SQL Server
2 6 (4.76%) Relational Database
3 4 (3.17%) MongoDB
3 4 (3.17%) NoSQL
3 4 (3.17%) RDBMS
3 4 (3.17%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (2.38%) Apache Cassandra
4 3 (2.38%) CouchDB
5 2 (1.59%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (1.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.79%) Cosmos DB
6 1 (0.79%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (0.79%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 38 (30.16%) Visual Studio
2 19 (15.08%) Git (software)
3 17 (13.49%) MSBuild
4 16 (12.70%) TeamCity
5 14 (11.11%) Octopus Deploy
6 8 (6.35%) MSTest
6 8 (6.35%) Ranorex
7 6 (4.76%) NUnit
8 5 (3.97%) Hudson
8 5 (3.97%) ReSharper
8 5 (3.97%) Selenium
8 5 (3.97%) SpecFlow
8 5 (3.97%) Team Foundation Server
9 4 (3.17%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 4 (3.17%) Jasmine
9 4 (3.17%) Jenkins
10 3 (2.38%) Mercurial
11 2 (1.59%) Rational DOORS
11 2 (1.59%) Rational Rhapsody
11 2 (1.59%) Subversion
General
1 32 (25.40%) Finance
2 16 (12.70%) Front Office
3 14 (11.11%) Banking
4 8 (6.35%) Law
5 4 (3.17%) Manufacturing
6 3 (2.38%) Games
7 2 (1.59%) Automotive
7 2 (1.59%) Avionics
7 2 (1.59%) Electronics
7 2 (1.59%) Retail
8 1 (0.79%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.79%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.79%) Multimedia
8 1 (0.79%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 100 (79.37%) .NET
2 42 (33.33%) ASP.NET
3 37 (29.37%) .NET Framework
4 25 (19.84%) AngularJS
5 24 (19.05%) HTML
6 23 (18.25%) ASP.NET MVC
7 21 (16.67%) WCF
8 20 (15.87%) WPF
9 17 (13.49%) CSS
10 15 (11.90%) Entity Framework
11 14 (11.11%) jQuery
12 13 (10.32%) Web Services
13 11 (8.73%) HTML5
13 11 (8.73%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 11 (8.73%) WinForms
14 9 (7.14%) .NET Core
14 9 (7.14%) ASP.NET Web API
15 7 (5.56%) RabbitMQ
16 6 (4.76%) JSON
17 5 (3.97%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 15 (11.90%) Fixed Income
2 14 (11.11%) Derivative
3 13 (10.32%) Computer Science
3 13 (10.32%) Equities
3 13 (10.32%) Exotic Derivative
3 13 (10.32%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 8 (6.35%) Algorithms
4 8 (6.35%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (6.35%) Greenfield Project
5 7 (5.56%) Mobile App
6 4 (3.17%) Hedge funds
6 4 (3.17%) OTC Derivatives
7 3 (2.38%) Fintech
7 3 (2.38%) Internet of Things
7 3 (2.38%) User Experience
8 2 (1.59%) Driving Licence
8 2 (1.59%) Self-Motivation
9 1 (0.79%) Device Driver
9 1 (0.79%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.79%) Grid Computing
Operating Systems
1 16 (12.70%) Windows
2 4 (3.17%) Windows 10
2 4 (3.17%) Windows 7
3 3 (2.38%) Android
4 2 (1.59%) Apple iOS
4 2 (1.59%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (1.59%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 122 (96.83%) Software Engineering
2 68 (53.97%) Agile Software Development
3 39 (30.95%) MVC
4 37 (29.37%) Continuous Integration
5 29 (23.02%) Test Automation
6 26 (20.63%) TDD
7 25 (19.84%) DevOps
8 23 (18.25%) OO
9 21 (16.67%) Scrum
10 18 (14.29%) BDD
10 18 (14.29%) SDLC
11 16 (12.70%) Problem-Solving
11 16 (12.70%) SOLID
12 15 (11.90%) Asset Management
13 13 (10.32%) OOD
14 12 (9.52%) Extreme Programming
15 11 (8.73%) Continuous Deployment
15 11 (8.73%) Mathematics
16 10 (7.94%) Mentoring
16 10 (7.94%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 126 (100.00%) C#
2 54 (42.86%) SQL
3 37 (29.37%) JavaScript
4 19 (15.08%) PowerShell
5 13 (10.32%) Java
6 12 (9.52%) C++
7 11 (8.73%) Python
8 10 (7.94%) T-SQL
9 6 (4.76%) Bash Shell
9 6 (4.76%) Groovy
10 5 (3.97%) C
11 3 (2.38%) VBScript
11 3 (2.38%) VC++
12 2 (1.59%) Apple Swift
12 2 (1.59%) Embedded C
12 2 (1.59%) Objective-C
12 2 (1.59%) TypeScript
12 2 (1.59%) VB.NET
13 1 (0.79%) R
13 1 (0.79%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 14 (11.11%) Degree
2 8 (6.35%) Security Cleared
3 6 (4.76%) SC Cleared
4 2 (1.59%) Computer Science Degree
4 2 (1.59%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.79%) GCP
1 1 (0.79%) IEC 62304
1 1 (0.79%) ISO 26262
Systems Management
1 1 (0.79%) Terraform
Vendors
1 22 (17.46%) Microsoft
2 11 (8.73%) Oracle
3 5 (3.97%) Dynatrace
3 5 (3.97%) New Relic
4 4 (3.17%) Charles River
4 4 (3.17%) MuleSoft
4 4 (3.17%) webMethods
5 2 (1.59%) Bloomberg
5 2 (1.59%) Calypso
5 2 (1.59%) FXall
5 2 (1.59%) IBM
6 1 (0.79%) Adobe
6 1 (0.79%) Atlassian
6 1 (0.79%) Blue Prism
6 1 (0.79%) Google
6 1 (0.79%) Informatica
6 1 (0.79%) Telerik