Period
to 2 December 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the City of 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 2 December 2021 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)
Central London > City of London
6 months to
2 Dec 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 26 43 21
Rank change year-on-year +17 -22 -1
Contract jobs citing .NET 273 94 441
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 6.74% 4.75% 7.72%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 20.87% 15.49% 22.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 223 78 359
10th Percentile £350 £421 £365
25th Percentile £450 £468 £438
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £563 £575 £513
Median % change year-on-year -2.17% +12.20% -2.38%
75th Percentile £650 £619 £575
90th Percentile £712 £688 £663
Central London median daily rate £575 £550 £500
% change year-on-year +4.55% +10.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £36.75
Central London median hourly rate £35.00 - £36.75

.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 the City of London with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
City of London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 1,308 607 2,003
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 32.30% 30.64% 35.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,021 484 1,653
10th Percentile £413 £363 £400
25th Percentile £480 £425 £463
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £575 £550 £538
Median % change year-on-year +4.55% +2.33% +2.38%
75th Percentile £675 £625 £619
90th Percentile £750 £688 £688
Central London median daily rate £575 £550 £525
% change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 2 3
10th Percentile £17.95 £36.88 £26.70
25th Percentile £28.13 £37.06 £34.88
Median hourly rate £36.50 £38.25 £52.00
Median % change year-on-year -4.58% -26.44% +251.35%
75th Percentile £52.75 £39.56 £60.25
90th Percentile £68.65 £39.83 £63.10
Central London median hourly rate £35.75 £38.25 £52.00
% change year-on-year -6.54% -26.44% +251.35%

.NET
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

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

Job vacancy trend for .NET in the City of London

.NET
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing .NET in the City of London.

Daily rate trend for .NET in the City of London

.NET
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing .NET in the City of London over the 6 months to 2 December 2021.

Daily rate histogram for .NET in the City of London

.NET
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing .NET in the City of London.

Hourly rate trend for .NET in the City of London

.NET
Contract Job Locations in the City of 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 City of London region over the 6 months to 2 December 2021. 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
London Bridge - 3 £575 -
.NET
Central London

For the 6 months to 2 December 2021, 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 City of London region with a requirement for .NET.

1 205 (75.09%) C#
2 142 (52.01%) SQL
3 115 (42.12%) Azure
4 107 (39.19%) Agile Software Development
5 99 (36.26%) SQL Server
6 90 (32.97%) Finance
7 70 (25.64%) DevOps
8 64 (23.44%) JavaScript
9 63 (23.08%) .NET Framework
10 60 (21.98%) AngularJS
11 59 (21.61%) Banking
12 53 (19.41%) TDD
13 50 (18.32%) ASP.NET
13 50 (18.32%) Microsoft
14 46 (16.85%) .NET Core
15 43 (15.75%) Windows
15 43 (15.75%) AWS
16 41 (15.02%) Microsoft Excel
16 41 (15.02%) Full Stack Development
17 40 (14.65%) Microservices
18 37 (13.55%) Visual Studio
19 36 (13.19%) HTML
20 35 (12.82%) VB.NET
20 35 (12.82%) Git (software)
20 35 (12.82%) Social Skills
21 34 (12.45%) Oracle
21 34 (12.45%) MVC
22 33 (12.09%) VBA
22 33 (12.09%) Python
23 32 (11.72%) SharePoint

.NET
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of 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 32 (11.72%) SharePoint
2 15 (5.49%) IIS
3 3 (1.10%) CMS
3 3 (1.10%) Moodle
3 3 (1.10%) SharePoint 2013
4 2 (0.73%) Apache
4 2 (0.73%) Confluence
4 2 (0.73%) Elasticsearch
4 2 (0.73%) Tornado
5 1 (0.37%) GeoServer
5 1 (0.37%) nginx
5 1 (0.37%) NServiceBus
5 1 (0.37%) OpenStack
5 1 (0.37%) SharePoint Server
5 1 (0.37%) Umbraco
5 1 (0.37%) WebSphere
Applications
1 41 (15.02%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (1.47%) Microsoft Project
3 3 (1.10%) Microsoft Office
4 2 (0.73%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.73%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.37%) BusinessWorks
1 1 (0.37%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.37%) Oracle Cash Management
Cloud Services
1 115 (42.12%) Azure
2 43 (15.75%) AWS
3 21 (7.69%) Serverless
4 20 (7.33%) Power Platform
5 12 (4.40%) Azure Service Bus
6 10 (3.66%) Azure Functions
6 10 (3.66%) Azure Logic Apps
6 10 (3.66%) PaaS
6 10 (3.66%) SaaS
7 9 (3.30%) AWS Lambda
7 9 (3.30%) Microsoft 365
8 8 (2.93%) Azure Active Directory
8 8 (2.93%) PowerApps
9 7 (2.56%) Amazon EC2
9 7 (2.56%) GitHub
10 6 (2.20%) Azure Cosmos DB
10 6 (2.20%) Azure Storage
10 6 (2.20%) IaaS
11 5 (1.83%) Azure Key Vault
11 5 (1.83%) Power Automate
Communications & Networking
1 7 (2.56%) TCP/IP
2 6 (2.20%) Internet
3 3 (1.10%) Firewall
3 3 (1.10%) HTTP
3 3 (1.10%) Intranet
4 2 (0.73%) DNS
5 1 (0.37%) Broadband
5 1 (0.37%) DMZ
5 1 (0.37%) FIX Connectivity
5 1 (0.37%) FTP
5 1 (0.37%) HTTPS
5 1 (0.37%) Kerberos
5 1 (0.37%) Radio Access Network
5 1 (0.37%) SMTP
5 1 (0.37%) SNMP
5 1 (0.37%) SSH
5 1 (0.37%) VPN
5 1 (0.37%) WAN
5 1 (0.37%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 99 (36.26%) SQL Server
2 26 (9.52%) Oracle Database
3 16 (5.86%) Power BI
3 16 (5.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 14 (5.13%) NoSQL
5 13 (4.76%) Data Warehouse
6 12 (4.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 11 (4.03%) MongoDB
7 11 (4.03%) MySQL
8 8 (2.93%) RDBMS
8 8 (2.93%) Relational Database
9 6 (2.20%) Big Data
10 4 (1.47%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 4 (1.47%) Azure SQL Database
10 4 (1.47%) Data Lake
10 4 (1.47%) PostgreSQL
10 4 (1.47%) SQL Server 2012
10 4 (1.47%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 3 (1.10%) Amazon RDS
11 3 (1.10%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 37 (13.55%) Visual Studio
2 35 (12.82%) Git (software)
3 17 (6.23%) Team Foundation Server
4 15 (5.49%) JIRA
5 12 (4.40%) TeamCity
6 8 (2.93%) Jenkins
7 7 (2.56%) Octopus Deploy
8 6 (2.20%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 5 (1.83%) NUnit
9 5 (1.83%) Selenium
9 5 (1.83%) Subversion
10 4 (1.47%) Postman
10 4 (1.47%) SpecFlow
11 3 (1.10%) Bitbucket
11 3 (1.10%) GitLab
11 3 (1.10%) Visual Studio Team System
11 3 (1.10%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
11 3 (1.10%) WebDriver
11 3 (1.10%) Zephyr
12 2 (0.73%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 90 (32.97%) Finance
2 59 (21.61%) Banking
3 35 (12.82%) Social Skills
4 20 (7.33%) Investment Banking
5 16 (5.86%) Analytical Skills
5 16 (5.86%) Front Office
6 8 (2.93%) Back Office
7 5 (1.83%) Public Sector
8 4 (1.47%) Financial Institution
8 4 (1.47%) Legal
9 3 (1.10%) International Banking
9 3 (1.10%) Marketing
9 3 (1.10%) Organisational Skills
9 3 (1.10%) Presentation Skills
10 2 (0.73%) Influencing Skills
10 2 (0.73%) Law
10 2 (0.73%) Retail
11 1 (0.37%) Documentation Skills
11 1 (0.37%) General Ledger
11 1 (0.37%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 181 (66.30%) Developer
2 80 (29.30%) C# Developer
3 76 (27.84%) .NET Developer
4 29 (10.62%) C# .NET Developer
5 24 (8.79%) Full Stack Developer
6 22 (8.06%) Angular Developer
7 21 (7.69%) Azure Developer
8 20 (7.33%) SharePoint Developer
9 19 (6.96%) Senior Developer
10 18 (6.59%) Software Engineer
11 16 (5.86%) Architect
11 16 (5.86%) SQL Developer
12 15 (5.49%) Senior .NET Developer
13 13 (4.76%) Analyst
14 11 (4.03%) C# Software Engineer
15 10 (3.66%) Azure Engineer
16 9 (3.30%) DevOps Engineer
17 7 (2.56%) .NET Software Engineer
17 7 (2.56%) Solutions Architect
18 6 (2.20%) Senior C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 63 (23.08%) .NET Framework
2 60 (21.98%) AngularJS
3 50 (18.32%) ASP.NET
4 46 (16.85%) .NET Core
5 36 (13.19%) HTML
6 30 (10.99%) CSS
7 25 (9.16%) React
8 17 (6.23%) ASP.NET Web API
8 17 (6.23%) WPF
9 15 (5.49%) Entity Framework
9 15 (5.49%) REST
10 13 (4.76%) Node.js
11 11 (4.03%) ASP.NET MVC
11 11 (4.03%) jQuery
11 11 (4.03%) WCF
12 10 (3.66%) HTML5
12 10 (3.66%) RESTful
13 8 (2.93%) ASP.NET Core
13 8 (2.93%) RabbitMQ
13 8 (2.93%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 13 (4.76%) Derivative
2 11 (4.03%) Greenfield Project
3 8 (2.93%) Interest Rate Derivative
4 7 (2.56%) Client/Server
4 7 (2.56%) Fixed Income
4 7 (2.56%) User Experience
5 5 (1.83%) Equities
5 5 (1.83%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 5 (1.83%) Legacy Systems
6 4 (1.47%) e-Learning
6 4 (1.47%) Hybrid Cloud
6 4 (1.47%) N-Tier
6 4 (1.47%) Self-Motivation
7 3 (1.10%) Algorithms
7 3 (1.10%) Credit Risk
7 3 (1.10%) Data Structures
7 3 (1.10%) Hedge funds
7 3 (1.10%) Linux Command Line
7 3 (1.10%) Reinsurance
7 3 (1.10%) SCORM
Operating Systems
1 43 (15.75%) Windows
2 10 (3.66%) Windows Server
3 8 (2.93%) Linux
4 3 (1.10%) Unix
4 3 (1.10%) Windows Server 2016
5 2 (0.73%) Ubuntu
6 1 (0.37%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.37%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.37%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.37%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 107 (39.19%) Agile Software Development
2 70 (25.64%) DevOps
3 53 (19.41%) TDD
4 41 (15.02%) Full Stack Development
5 40 (14.65%) Microservices
6 34 (12.45%) MVC
7 31 (11.36%) Scrum
8 30 (10.99%) Software Engineering
9 24 (8.79%) Data Analysis
10 23 (8.42%) OO
10 23 (8.42%) SDLC
11 22 (8.06%) Analytics
12 21 (7.69%) Continuous Integration
13 17 (6.23%) Problem-Solving
14 16 (5.86%) Business Intelligence
14 16 (5.86%) OOP
15 15 (5.49%) Test Automation
15 15 (5.49%) Unit Testing
16 13 (4.76%) Electronic Trading
16 13 (4.76%) SOLID
Programming Languages
1 205 (75.09%) C#
2 142 (52.01%) SQL
3 64 (23.44%) JavaScript
4 35 (12.82%) VB.NET
5 33 (12.09%) Python
5 33 (12.09%) VBA
6 28 (10.26%) VB
7 25 (9.16%) T-SQL
8 24 (8.79%) TypeScript
9 23 (8.42%) PowerShell
10 19 (6.96%) Java
11 14 (5.13%) PL/SQL
12 11 (4.03%) C
13 9 (3.30%) C++
14 6 (2.20%) PHP
15 4 (1.47%) R
16 3 (1.10%) Bash Shell
16 3 (1.10%) Ruby
16 3 (1.10%) VBScript
17 2 (0.73%) Scala
Qualifications
1 15 (5.49%) Degree
2 9 (3.30%) Security Cleared
3 8 (2.93%) Computer Science Degree
4 7 (2.56%) SC Cleared
5 2 (0.73%) ISTQB
5 2 (0.73%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 2 (0.73%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (0.73%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (0.73%) Numerate Degree
6 1 (0.37%) CISSP
6 1 (0.37%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (8.06%) QA
2 2 (0.73%) Accessibility
2 2 (0.73%) GDPR
3 1 (0.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 28 (10.26%) Docker
2 9 (3.30%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.73%) Platform Symphony
4 1 (0.37%) GeoWebCache
4 1 (0.37%) LXC
Systems Management
1 22 (8.06%) Kubernetes
2 9 (3.30%) Terraform
3 5 (1.83%) Ansible
4 2 (0.73%) Active Directory Federation Services
4 2 (0.73%) BladeLogic
4 2 (0.73%) Control-M
4 2 (0.73%) Grafana
4 2 (0.73%) Kibana
4 2 (0.73%) Puppet
5 1 (0.37%) Cobbler
5 1 (0.37%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 1 (0.37%) FortiGate
5 1 (0.37%) Istio
5 1 (0.37%) ITRS Geneos
5 1 (0.37%) MIIS
5 1 (0.37%) Nagios
5 1 (0.37%) Packer
5 1 (0.37%) SCCM
5 1 (0.37%) SCOrch
5 1 (0.37%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 50 (18.32%) Microsoft
2 34 (12.45%) Oracle
3 6 (2.20%) Databricks
4 4 (1.47%) Nintex
4 4 (1.47%) Splunk
5 3 (1.10%) Google
6 2 (0.73%) Atlassian
6 2 (0.73%) BMC
6 2 (0.73%) Citrix
6 2 (0.73%) DevExpress
6 2 (0.73%) SAP
6 2 (0.73%) Telerik
7 1 (0.37%) Altiris
7 1 (0.37%) Apple
7 1 (0.37%) Cognos
7 1 (0.37%) Micro Focus
7 1 (0.37%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (0.37%) Sun
7 1 (0.37%) TIBCO
7 1 (0.37%) VMware