Period
to 8 March 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 8 March 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
8 Mar 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 34 18 21
Rank change year-on-year -16 +3 -8
Contract jobs citing .NET 124 342 511
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 5.51% 7.54% 7.50%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 16.64% 21.99% 19.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 83 271 444
Median daily rate £575 £513 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.20% -2.38% +9.95%
10th Percentile £408 £375 £408
90th Percentile £694 £650 £638
Central London median daily rate £575 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +15.00% - +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
Central London median hourly rate - - -

.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 745 1,555 2,600
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 33.13% 34.28% 38.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 567 1,273 2,132
Median daily rate £550 £525 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.76% - -
10th Percentile £363 £385 £406
90th Percentile £688 £675 £674
Central London median daily rate £550 £525 £525
% change year-on-year +4.76% - +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 4
Median hourly rate £20.00 £55.00 £27.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -63.64% +103.70% +25.58%
10th Percentile £17.50 £24.50 £15.35
90th Percentile £22.50 £63.50 £50.80
Median hourly rate £41.25 £56.25 £35.00
% change year-on-year -26.67% +60.71% +62.79%

.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 8 March 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

For the 6 months to 8 March 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 85 (68.55%) C#
2 64 (51.61%) Agile Software Development
3 62 (50.00%) Azure
4 53 (42.74%) SQL Server
5 52 (41.94%) SQL
6 47 (37.90%) TDD
7 44 (35.48%) DevOps
8 39 (31.45%) Microsoft
9 37 (29.84%) AngularJS
10 36 (29.03%) JavaScript
10 36 (29.03%) React
11 33 (26.61%) Software Engineering
12 30 (24.19%) Analytics
12 30 (24.19%) Continuous Improvement
12 30 (24.19%) Octopus Deploy
13 29 (23.39%) Scaled Agile Framework
13 29 (23.39%) PowerShell
14 26 (20.97%) Continuous Integration
14 26 (20.97%) Banking
14 26 (20.97%) Finance
15 24 (19.35%) Power Platform
16 23 (18.55%) Greenfield Project
16 23 (18.55%) ASP.NET
16 23 (18.55%) Test Automation
17 21 (16.94%) .NET Framework
17 21 (16.94%) Business Intelligence
17 21 (16.94%) Power BI
18 20 (16.13%) TypeScript
18 20 (16.13%) Java
18 20 (16.13%) 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 20 (16.13%) SharePoint
2 8 (6.45%) NServiceBus
3 2 (1.61%) Appian
4 1 (0.81%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (0.81%) IIS
4 1 (0.81%) Jupyter
4 1 (0.81%) nginx
4 1 (0.81%) SAS
4 1 (0.81%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (0.81%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (0.81%) SharePoint Server
4 1 (0.81%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (1.61%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.81%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 2 (1.61%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (1.61%) Salerio
2 1 (0.81%) Elite 3E
2 1 (0.81%) OpenText MBPM
Cloud Services
1 62 (50.00%) Azure
2 24 (19.35%) Power Platform
3 19 (15.32%) Azure Active Directory
4 13 (10.48%) Serverless
5 12 (9.68%) Azure Functions
6 9 (7.26%) AWS
7 7 (5.65%) PaaS
8 5 (4.03%) SaaS
9 4 (3.23%) Azure Stack
9 4 (3.23%) GCP
10 3 (2.42%) Dynamics 365
10 3 (2.42%) Logic Apps
10 3 (2.42%) Power Automate
10 3 (2.42%) PowerApps
11 2 (1.61%) Cloud Computing
11 2 (1.61%) IaaS
12 1 (0.81%) Amazon EC2
12 1 (0.81%) Azure ExpressRoute
12 1 (0.81%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
12 1 (0.81%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.61%) DNS
1 2 (1.61%) Firewall
2 1 (0.81%) Intranet
2 1 (0.81%) Kerberos
2 1 (0.81%) Reverse Proxy
2 1 (0.81%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 53 (42.74%) SQL Server
2 21 (16.94%) Power BI
3 9 (7.26%) Tableau
3 9 (7.26%) Tableau Desktop
3 9 (7.26%) Tableau Server
4 7 (5.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 6 (4.84%) MongoDB
6 5 (4.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 4 (3.23%) Azure SQL Database
8 3 (2.42%) OLTP
8 3 (2.42%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 2 (1.61%) NoSQL
9 2 (1.61%) Relational Database
10 1 (0.81%) Amazon RDS
10 1 (0.81%) Apache Cassandra
10 1 (0.81%) Big Data
10 1 (0.81%) Blockchain
10 1 (0.81%) SQL Server 2012
10 1 (0.81%) SQL Server 2014
10 1 (0.81%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 30 (24.19%) Octopus Deploy
2 18 (14.52%) Git (software)
3 5 (4.03%) Jenkins
3 5 (4.03%) MSBuild
3 5 (4.03%) TeamCity
4 4 (3.23%) Visual Studio Team System
5 3 (2.42%) Bitbucket
6 2 (1.61%) git-flow
6 2 (1.61%) JIRA
6 2 (1.61%) MSTest
6 2 (1.61%) NUnit
6 2 (1.61%) Selenium
6 2 (1.61%) SpecFlow
6 2 (1.61%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (1.61%) Visual Studio
7 1 (0.81%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 1 (0.81%) Cucumber
7 1 (0.81%) Maven
7 1 (0.81%) SoapUI
7 1 (0.81%) WebDriver
General
1 26 (20.97%) Banking
1 26 (20.97%) Finance
2 18 (14.52%) Front Office
3 8 (6.45%) Back Office
4 7 (5.65%) Investment Banking
5 3 (2.42%) Retail
6 2 (1.61%) Legal
6 2 (1.61%) Public Sector
6 2 (1.61%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.81%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.81%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 73 (58.87%) Developer
2 36 (29.03%) .NET Developer
3 23 (18.55%) Analyst
3 23 (18.55%) C# Developer
4 17 (13.71%) Analyst Developer
5 13 (10.48%) C# .NET Developer
5 13 (10.48%) Technical Leader
6 12 (9.68%) Full Stack Developer
7 8 (6.45%) Architect
7 8 (6.45%) React Developer
7 8 (6.45%) SQL Developer
8 7 (5.65%) Asset Management Analyst
8 7 (5.65%) Principal Developer
8 7 (5.65%) Risk Analyst
9 6 (4.84%) Risk Management Analyst
10 5 (4.03%) Senior Developer
11 4 (3.23%) Business Analyst
11 4 (3.23%) Lead Developer
11 4 (3.23%) Senior .NET Developer
11 4 (3.23%) SQL Server Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (29.84%) AngularJS
2 36 (29.03%) React
3 23 (18.55%) ASP.NET
4 21 (16.94%) .NET Framework
5 18 (14.52%) .NET Core
5 18 (14.52%) ASP.NET Core
6 12 (9.68%) Entity Framework
7 11 (8.87%) REST
8 10 (8.06%) ASP.NET Web API
8 10 (8.06%) XML
9 9 (7.26%) HTML
9 9 (7.26%) JSON
10 8 (6.45%) CSS
10 8 (6.45%) RESTful
10 8 (6.45%) Web Services
11 6 (4.84%) Node.js
11 6 (4.84%) WPF
12 5 (4.03%) jQuery
13 4 (3.23%) SOAP
13 4 (3.23%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 23 (18.55%) Greenfield Project
2 10 (8.06%) Fixed Income
2 10 (8.06%) Self-Motivation
3 8 (6.45%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (3.23%) Reinsurance
4 4 (3.23%) User Experience
5 3 (2.42%) Derivative
5 3 (2.42%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 2 (1.61%) Equities
6 2 (1.61%) Market Risk
6 2 (1.61%) N-Tier
6 2 (1.61%) SWIFT
7 1 (0.81%) Cloud Native
7 1 (0.81%) Credit Risk
7 1 (0.81%) Data Centre
7 1 (0.81%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.81%) Linux Command Line
7 1 (0.81%) NHS
7 1 (0.81%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 6 (4.84%) Linux
1 6 (4.84%) Windows
2 3 (2.42%) Unix
2 3 (2.42%) Windows Server
3 2 (1.61%) Windows 10
3 2 (1.61%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (0.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (51.61%) Agile Software Development
2 47 (37.90%) TDD
3 44 (35.48%) DevOps
4 33 (26.61%) Software Engineering
5 30 (24.19%) Analytics
5 30 (24.19%) Continuous Improvement
6 29 (23.39%) Scaled Agile Framework
7 26 (20.97%) Continuous Integration
8 23 (18.55%) Test Automation
9 21 (16.94%) Business Intelligence
10 19 (15.32%) BDD
11 18 (14.52%) Mentoring
12 17 (13.71%) Problem-Solving
13 14 (11.29%) Information Security
14 13 (10.48%) Microservices
14 13 (10.48%) Project Roadmap
14 13 (10.48%) SDLC
15 12 (9.68%) Deployment Automation
15 12 (9.68%) Migration
15 12 (9.68%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 85 (68.55%) C#
2 52 (41.94%) SQL
3 36 (29.03%) JavaScript
4 29 (23.39%) PowerShell
5 20 (16.13%) Java
5 20 (16.13%) TypeScript
6 14 (11.29%) Python
7 11 (8.87%) T-SQL
8 6 (4.84%) C++
8 6 (4.84%) Kotlin
8 6 (4.84%) PL/SQL
9 4 (3.23%) VB.NET
10 2 (1.61%) Rust
11 1 (0.81%) Ada
11 1 (0.81%) Apex Code
11 1 (0.81%) ES6
11 1 (0.81%) Java 8
11 1 (0.81%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.81%) VB
11 1 (0.81%) XAML
Qualifications
1 5 (4.03%) Degree
2 2 (1.61%) Computer Science Degree
2 2 (1.61%) SC Cleared
2 2 (1.61%) Security Cleared
3 1 (0.81%) AWS Certification
3 1 (0.81%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (15.32%) QA
2 1 (0.81%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 19 (15.32%) Active Directory
2 5 (4.03%) Docker
3 1 (0.81%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 7 (5.65%) Kubernetes
2 6 (4.84%) Terraform
3 2 (1.61%) Grafana
3 2 (1.61%) Nagios
4 1 (0.81%) Puppet
Vendors
1 39 (31.45%) Microsoft
2 9 (7.26%) Oracle
3 3 (2.42%) IBM
3 3 (2.42%) Salesforce.com
4 2 (1.61%) Cadence
4 2 (1.61%) Linedata
4 2 (1.61%) MuleSoft
4 2 (1.61%) Splunk
4 2 (1.61%) TIBCO
5 1 (0.81%) AppDynamics
5 1 (0.81%) Cognos
5 1 (0.81%) Dell
5 1 (0.81%) DevExpress
5 1 (0.81%) Google
5 1 (0.81%) Infragistics
5 1 (0.81%) Red Hat
5 1 (0.81%) Sybase
5 1 (0.81%) Telerik
5 1 (0.81%) UiPath
5 1 (0.81%) VirtaMove