Period
to 7 April 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Central London with a requirement for .NET skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited .NET over the 6 months to 7 April 2020 with a comparison to the 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.

Microsoft .NET (dotNet)
London > Central London
6 months to
7 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 16 24 16
Rank change year-on-year +8 -8 +1
Contract jobs citing .NET 373 670 865
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Central London 7.24% 7.45% 9.38%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 20.55% 18.97% 24.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 293 575 739
Median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £343 £363 £356
90th Percentile £648 £638 £625
London median daily rate £513 £500 £488
% change year-on-year +2.50% +2.56% +5.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 2
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £175.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -80.00% -
London median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £47.83
% change year-on-year - -26.82% -

.NET is in the Software Libraries and Frameworks category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Central London with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
Central London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 1,815 3,532 3,552
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 35.23% 39.28% 38.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,363 2,802 2,962
Median daily rate £525 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £375 £400 £363
90th Percentile £675 £650 £652
London median daily rate £525 £525 £500
% change year-on-year - +5.00% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 10 16
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +62.79% -30.42%
10th Percentile £28.70 £18.05 £21.00
90th Percentile £63.50 £77.58 £127.50
Median hourly rate £47.83 £36.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +32.86% -4.00% -15.25%

.NET
Job Vacancy Trend in Central London

Job postings citing .NET as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Central London.

Job vacancy trend for .NET in Central London

.NET
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Central London

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing .NET in Central London.

Daily rate trend for .NET in Central London

.NET
Daily Rate Histogram in Central London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing .NET in Central London over the 6 months to 7 April 2020.

Daily rate histogram for .NET in Central London

.NET
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Central London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing .NET in Central London.

Hourly rate trend for .NET in Central London

.NET
Contract Job Locations in Central London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing .NET within the Central London region over the 6 months to 7 April 2020. 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
City of London +6 313 £500 -3.61% 195
West End of London +25 12 £413 -21.43%
City of Westminster +12 10 £420 -19.23%
Southwark +52 3 £450 -21.74%
.NET
London

For the 6 months to 7 April 2020, IT contractor jobs citing .NET also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Central London region with a requirement for .NET.

1 257 (68.90%) C#
2 162 (43.43%) SQL
3 155 (41.55%) Azure
4 130 (34.85%) Agile Software Development
5 121 (32.44%) SQL Server
6 115 (30.83%) Finance
7 96 (25.74%) Microsoft
8 91 (24.40%) JavaScript
9 82 (21.98%) ASP.NET
10 76 (20.38%) HTML
11 70 (18.77%) DevOps
12 63 (16.89%) AngularJS
13 62 (16.62%) MVC
14 61 (16.35%) Oracle
15 60 (16.09%) CSS
15 60 (16.09%) TDD
16 55 (14.75%) Python
17 54 (14.48%) Banking
18 51 (13.67%) .NET Framework
19 49 (13.14%) Java
20 47 (12.60%) Test Automation
20 47 (12.60%) .NET Core
21 44 (11.80%) Microservices
22 39 (10.46%) VB.NET
22 39 (10.46%) Front Office
23 38 (10.19%) Windows
23 38 (10.19%) QA
24 35 (9.38%) AWS
25 34 (9.12%) VBA
25 34 (9.12%) ASP.NET Web API

.NET
Co-occurring IT Skills in Central London 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 15 (4.02%) SharePoint
2 13 (3.49%) Confluence
2 13 (3.49%) Elasticsearch
3 12 (3.22%) IIS
4 6 (1.61%) Apache
5 5 (1.34%) CMS
6 4 (1.07%) Apache Spark
6 4 (1.07%) BizTalk Server
6 4 (1.07%) Cloud Foundry
7 3 (0.80%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 2 (0.54%) Anypoint
8 2 (0.54%) DataSynapse
8 2 (0.54%) Mule
8 2 (0.54%) Mule ESB
8 2 (0.54%) SAS
8 2 (0.54%) Sitecore CMS
9 1 (0.27%) EPiServer
9 1 (0.27%) LiveLink
9 1 (0.27%) nginx
9 1 (0.27%) WebSphere
Applications
1 28 (7.51%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (1.07%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (0.80%) Photoshop
4 2 (0.54%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 8 (2.14%) Dynamics AX
2 7 (1.88%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (1.88%) Sophis RISQUE
3 4 (1.07%) Endur
4 2 (0.54%) Magento
5 1 (0.27%) Markit EDM
5 1 (0.27%) Orchestrade
5 1 (0.27%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 155 (41.55%) Azure
2 35 (9.38%) AWS
3 14 (3.75%) Dynamics 365
4 13 (3.49%) Power Platform
5 11 (2.95%) Serverless
6 10 (2.68%) GCP
6 10 (2.68%) GitHub
7 9 (2.41%) Azure Machine Learning
8 8 (2.14%) PaaS
9 7 (1.88%) Azure Active Directory
9 7 (1.88%) SaaS
10 6 (1.61%) AWS Lambda
10 6 (1.61%) Office 365
11 5 (1.34%) Azure Data Factory
11 5 (1.34%) Azure Functions
12 4 (1.07%) Data Lake Analytics
12 4 (1.07%) PowerApps
13 3 (0.80%) Cloud Computing
14 2 (0.54%) IaaS
14 2 (0.54%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.07%) Firewall
1 4 (1.07%) HTTP
1 4 (1.07%) Internet
1 4 (1.07%) TCP/IP
2 3 (0.80%) Network Security
3 2 (0.54%) SSL
4 1 (0.27%) AMQP
4 1 (0.27%) DHCP
4 1 (0.27%) FTP
4 1 (0.27%) LAN
4 1 (0.27%) SAN
4 1 (0.27%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 121 (32.44%) SQL Server
2 27 (7.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 23 (6.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 22 (5.90%) Data Warehouse
5 20 (5.36%) Azure SQL Database
6 14 (3.75%) Oracle Database
6 14 (3.75%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 13 (3.49%) Power BI
7 13 (3.49%) Relational Database
8 12 (3.22%) MongoDB
8 12 (3.22%) NoSQL
9 11 (2.95%) OLAP
10 10 (2.68%) Cosmos DB
10 10 (2.68%) SQL Server 2016
11 9 (2.41%) MySQL
12 8 (2.14%) RDBMS
12 8 (2.14%) SQL Server 2008
13 7 (1.88%) Big Data
14 5 (1.34%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
14 5 (1.34%) Data Lake
Development Applications
1 33 (8.85%) Visual Studio
2 30 (8.04%) Git (software)
3 29 (7.77%) Team Foundation Server
4 23 (6.17%) JIRA
5 20 (5.36%) TeamCity
6 19 (5.09%) SpecFlow
7 15 (4.02%) Jenkins
8 14 (3.75%) Octopus Deploy
8 14 (3.75%) Selenium
9 9 (2.41%) Subversion
10 8 (2.14%) Bitbucket
11 7 (1.88%) Moq
12 6 (1.61%) JUnit
13 5 (1.34%) NUnit
14 4 (1.07%) JMeter
14 4 (1.07%) Maven
14 4 (1.07%) MSTest
15 3 (0.80%) Cucumber
15 3 (0.80%) eggPlant
15 3 (0.80%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 115 (30.83%) Finance
2 54 (14.48%) Banking
3 39 (10.46%) Front Office
4 9 (2.41%) International Banking
5 8 (2.14%) Investment Banking
6 7 (1.88%) Games
6 7 (1.88%) Public Sector
7 6 (1.61%) Marketing
8 4 (1.07%) Law
9 3 (0.80%) Retail
10 2 (0.54%) Back Office
10 2 (0.54%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.27%) Advertising
11 1 (0.27%) Electronics
11 1 (0.27%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.27%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.27%) Spanish Language
11 1 (0.27%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 247 (66.22%) Developer
2 100 (26.81%) .NET Developer
3 97 (26.01%) C# Developer
4 42 (11.26%) C# .NET Developer
5 32 (8.58%) SQL Developer
6 25 (6.70%) Architect
6 25 (6.70%) Azure Developer
7 23 (6.17%) DevOps Engineer
8 22 (5.90%) Azure Engineer
8 22 (5.90%) Full Stack Developer
9 21 (5.63%) Senior Developer
10 17 (4.56%) Angular Developer
10 17 (4.56%) Azure DevOps Engineer
11 15 (4.02%) Applications Developer
11 15 (4.02%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
12 12 (3.22%) Analyst
12 12 (3.22%) SQL Server Developer
13 10 (2.68%) Azure DevOps
13 10 (2.68%) Software Developer
13 10 (2.68%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 82 (21.98%) ASP.NET
2 76 (20.38%) HTML
3 63 (16.89%) AngularJS
4 60 (16.09%) CSS
5 51 (13.67%) .NET Framework
6 47 (12.60%) .NET Core
7 34 (9.12%) ASP.NET Web API
8 32 (8.58%) WinForms
9 31 (8.31%) WPF
10 30 (8.04%) ASP.NET MVC
10 30 (8.04%) React
11 29 (7.77%) Web Services
12 23 (6.17%) jQuery
12 23 (6.17%) WCF
13 22 (5.90%) HTML5
14 20 (5.36%) Node.js
15 19 (5.09%) REST
16 18 (4.83%) XML
17 16 (4.29%) Razor View Engine
17 16 (4.29%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 21 (5.63%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (4.83%) User Experience
3 17 (4.56%) Greenfield Project
4 13 (3.49%) Cloud Native
5 12 (3.22%) Mobile App
6 10 (2.68%) Hedge funds
7 8 (2.14%) Derivative
7 8 (2.14%) Self-Motivation
8 7 (1.88%) Fixed Income
8 7 (1.88%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 7 (1.88%) W3C
9 6 (1.61%) Equities
9 6 (1.61%) N-Tier
10 5 (1.34%) Enterprise Software
10 5 (1.34%) Fat Client
10 5 (1.34%) Thin Client
11 4 (1.07%) Algorithms
11 4 (1.07%) Management Information System
11 4 (1.07%) Reinsurance
12 3 (0.80%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 38 (10.19%) Windows
2 21 (5.63%) Linux
3 9 (2.41%) Unix
4 5 (1.34%) Android
4 5 (1.34%) Apple iOS
5 4 (1.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (1.07%) Windows Server
6 3 (0.80%) CentOS
7 1 (0.27%) Solaris
7 1 (0.27%) Windows 10
7 1 (0.27%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.27%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 130 (34.85%) Agile Software Development
2 70 (18.77%) DevOps
3 62 (16.62%) MVC
4 60 (16.09%) TDD
5 47 (12.60%) Test Automation
6 44 (11.80%) Microservices
7 31 (8.31%) Unit Testing
8 28 (7.51%) Software Engineering
9 27 (7.24%) Scrum
10 24 (6.43%) BDD
11 23 (6.17%) Front End Development
11 23 (6.17%) SDLC
12 22 (5.90%) Continuous Integration
13 21 (5.63%) Fintech
14 20 (5.36%) Multithreading
14 20 (5.36%) OO
15 18 (4.83%) Migration
16 17 (4.56%) Analytics
16 17 (4.56%) Problem-Solving
17 16 (4.29%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 257 (68.90%) C#
2 162 (43.43%) SQL
3 91 (24.40%) JavaScript
4 55 (14.75%) Python
5 49 (13.14%) Java
6 39 (10.46%) VB.NET
7 34 (9.12%) VBA
8 29 (7.77%) T-SQL
9 27 (7.24%) PowerShell
10 18 (4.83%) C++
11 16 (4.29%) TypeScript
12 9 (2.41%) VB
13 5 (1.34%) Bash Shell
13 5 (1.34%) PHP
14 4 (1.07%) PL/SQL
15 3 (0.80%) C
15 3 (0.80%) Ruby
15 3 (0.80%) Shell Script
15 3 (0.80%) XAML
16 2 (0.54%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 21 (5.63%) Security Cleared
2 18 (4.83%) SC Cleared
3 14 (3.75%) Degree
4 6 (1.61%) ISEB
4 6 (1.61%) Microsoft Certification
5 5 (1.34%) ISTQB
6 4 (1.07%) Computer Science Degree
6 4 (1.07%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 4 (1.07%) MCITP
7 3 (0.80%) CCENT
7 3 (0.80%) CCNA
7 3 (0.80%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (0.80%) DV Cleared
7 3 (0.80%) Master's Degree
7 3 (0.80%) Network+ Certification
8 1 (0.27%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.27%) MCP
8 1 (0.27%) PMI Certification
8 1 (0.27%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (10.19%) QA
2 7 (1.88%) WCAG
3 2 (0.54%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.54%) NIST
3 2 (0.54%) SLA
4 1 (0.27%) Basel III
4 1 (0.27%) EMIR
4 1 (0.27%) GxP
4 1 (0.27%) IFRS
4 1 (0.27%) IFRS 9
4 1 (0.27%) MiFID
4 1 (0.27%) Solvency II
System Software
1 27 (7.24%) Docker
2 14 (3.75%) Active Directory
3 5 (1.34%) Virtual Machines
4 3 (0.80%) Oracle RAC
5 2 (0.54%) VMware NSX
6 1 (0.27%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 28 (7.51%) Kubernetes
2 9 (2.41%) Ansible
2 9 (2.41%) Terraform
3 6 (1.61%) MIIS
4 5 (1.34%) Puppet
5 3 (0.80%) Kibana
5 3 (0.80%) Single Sign-On
5 3 (0.80%) vCenter Server
6 2 (0.54%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.27%) Grafana
7 1 (0.27%) logstash
7 1 (0.27%) Microsoft Clustering
7 1 (0.27%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 1 (0.27%) Oracle Statspack
7 1 (0.27%) Prometheus
7 1 (0.27%) SCOM
7 1 (0.27%) SCOrch
7 1 (0.27%) WSUS
Vendors
1 96 (25.74%) Microsoft
2 61 (16.35%) Oracle
3 12 (3.22%) OpenLink
4 10 (2.68%) Atlassian
5 9 (2.41%) Google
6 8 (2.14%) Cognos
6 8 (2.14%) Murex
6 8 (2.14%) SAP
6 8 (2.14%) SunGard
7 7 (1.88%) Sophis
8 6 (1.61%) Red Hat
8 6 (1.61%) Sitecore
8 6 (1.61%) Sybase
8 6 (1.61%) Xamarin
9 5 (1.34%) Adobe
10 4 (1.07%) Splunk
10 4 (1.07%) TIBCO
11 3 (0.80%) Palo Alto
11 3 (0.80%) Tableau
11 3 (0.80%) VMware