Period
to 19 November 2017

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 19 November 2017 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
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 16 17 13
Rank change year-on-year +1 -4 +2
Contract jobs citing .NET 620 573 838
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 8.82% 8.61% 9.12%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 23.14% 23.91% 29.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 537 480 701
City of London median daily rate £475 £450 £451
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% -0.11% +6.00%
10th Percentile £366 £325 £313
90th Percentile £650 £575 £638
Central London median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 2
City of London median hourly rate £27.05 - £40.00
Central London median hourly rate £27.05 - £40.00

.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 2679 2396 2849
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 38.13% 36.02% 31.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 2247 2028 2351
City of London median daily rate £510 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.37% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £363 £325 £313
90th Percentile £671 £638 £638
Central London median daily rate £500 £475 £460
% change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +8.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 4 12
City of London median hourly rate £22.99 £35.00 £38.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -34.31% -9.68% +49.04%
10th Percentile £20.28 £19.00 £10.33
90th Percentile £33.75 £56.31 £66.25
Central London median hourly rate £21.50 £35.00 £38.75
% change year-on-year -38.57% -9.68% +49.04%

.NET
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing .NET as a percentage 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

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing .NET in the City of London.

Contractor daily rate trend for .NET in the City of London

.NET
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing .NET in the City of London over the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for .NET in the City of London

.NET
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing .NET in the City of London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for .NET in the City of London

For the 6 months to 19 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing .NET also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the City of London region with a requirement for .NET.

1 478 (77.10%) C#
2 279 (45.00%) Agile Software Development
3 258 (41.61%) SQL Server
4 250 (40.32%) SQL
5 187 (30.16%) Finance
6 186 (30.00%) ASP.NET
7 178 (28.71%) JavaScript
7 178 (28.71%) MVC
8 176 (28.39%) TDD
9 172 (27.74%) AngularJS
10 166 (26.77%) Microsoft
11 148 (23.87%) HTML
12 123 (19.84%) CSS
13 117 (18.87%) ASP.NET Web API
14 106 (17.10%) Banking
15 103 (16.61%) Microsoft Azure
15 103 (16.61%) ASP.NET MVC
16 94 (15.16%) Java
17 90 (14.52%) WCF
18 88 (14.19%) .NET Framework
19 83 (13.39%) Web Services
20 78 (12.58%) jQuery
21 76 (12.26%) Front Office
22 75 (12.10%) WPF
23 74 (11.94%) REST
24 66 (10.65%) Scrum
25 65 (10.48%) BDD
26 64 (10.32%) CRM
27 63 (10.16%) XML
27 63 (10.16%) Greenfield Project

.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 23 (3.71%) IIS
2 15 (2.42%) CMS
3 13 (2.10%) SharePoint
4 10 (1.61%) Confluence
5 9 (1.45%) Apache
5 9 (1.45%) Elasticsearch
6 8 (1.29%) Tomcat
6 8 (1.29%) Umbraco
6 8 (1.29%) WebSphere
7 7 (1.13%) JBoss
7 7 (1.13%) MQSeries
7 7 (1.13%) NServiceBus
8 6 (0.97%) SharePoint 2013
9 4 (0.65%) BizTalk Server
9 4 (0.65%) Oracle Coherence
10 3 (0.48%) EPiServer
10 3 (0.48%) Jupyter
10 3 (0.48%) nginx
10 3 (0.48%) Sitecore CMS
11 2 (0.32%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 34 (5.48%) Microsoft Excel
2 10 (1.61%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (0.48%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.32%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.16%) Mingle
5 1 (0.16%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.16%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 58 (9.35%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.48%) Adobe Campaign
3 2 (0.32%) Eloqua
3 2 (0.32%) SunGard GMI
4 1 (0.16%) IntelliMatch
4 1 (0.16%) ION MarketView
4 1 (0.16%) RMDS
4 1 (0.16%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 103 (16.61%) Microsoft Azure
2 44 (7.10%) Amazon AWS
3 12 (1.94%) SaaS
4 10 (1.61%) PaaS
5 9 (1.45%) npm
5 9 (1.45%) Serverless
6 7 (1.13%) IaaS
7 6 (0.97%) Dynamics 365
8 4 (0.65%) GitHub
9 3 (0.48%) Force.com
9 3 (0.48%) Office 365
10 2 (0.32%) Amazon ElastiCache
10 2 (0.32%) Route 53
10 2 (0.32%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
10 2 (0.32%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 1 (0.16%) Azure Active Directory
11 1 (0.16%) Azure Machine Learning
11 1 (0.16%) Data Lake Analytics
11 1 (0.16%) Google Cloud Platform
11 1 (0.16%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 14 (2.26%) HTTP
2 8 (1.29%) Firewall
2 8 (1.29%) TCP/IP
3 6 (0.97%) SSL
4 3 (0.48%) LDAP
5 2 (0.32%) Intranet
5 2 (0.32%) LAN
5 2 (0.32%) Network Security
5 2 (0.32%) VPN
5 2 (0.32%) WAN
5 2 (0.32%) Wireshark
6 1 (0.16%) BIG-IP
6 1 (0.16%) DNS
6 1 (0.16%) Ethernet
6 1 (0.16%) Internet
6 1 (0.16%) NetScaler
6 1 (0.16%) Reverse Proxy
6 1 (0.16%) SSH
6 1 (0.16%) VLAN
6 1 (0.16%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 258 (41.61%) SQL Server
2 46 (7.42%) NoSQL
3 39 (6.29%) SQL Server 2008
4 37 (5.97%) SQL Server 2012
5 27 (4.35%) Relational Database
5 27 (4.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 25 (4.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 24 (3.87%) SQL Server 2016
8 20 (3.23%) SQL Server 2014
9 17 (2.74%) SQL Server 2005
10 15 (2.42%) Oracle Database
11 14 (2.26%) MongoDB
12 10 (1.61%) Oracle Database 11g
12 10 (1.61%) RDBMS
12 10 (1.61%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 8 (1.29%) Data Warehouse
14 6 (0.97%) MS Access
14 6 (0.97%) MySQL
15 5 (0.81%) Hadoop
15 5 (0.81%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 57 (9.19%) Git (software)
2 48 (7.74%) Visual Studio
3 45 (7.26%) Selenium
4 44 (7.10%) Team Foundation Server
5 42 (6.77%) JIRA
6 41 (6.61%) TeamCity
7 32 (5.16%) NUnit
8 23 (3.71%) JIRA Agile
8 23 (3.71%) SpecFlow
9 21 (3.39%) Moq
10 17 (2.74%) Octopus Deploy
11 16 (2.58%) Jenkins
11 16 (2.58%) MSTest
12 11 (1.77%) Subversion
13 9 (1.45%) Maven
13 9 (1.45%) MSBuild
13 9 (1.45%) Visual Studio Team System
14 8 (1.29%) Bower
14 8 (1.29%) WebDriver
15 6 (0.97%) ReSharper
General
1 187 (30.16%) Finance
2 106 (17.10%) Banking
3 76 (12.26%) Front Office
4 32 (5.16%) Investment Banking
5 31 (5.00%) Law
5 31 (5.00%) Retail
6 25 (4.03%) Legal
7 18 (2.90%) Financial Institution
8 14 (2.26%) Advertising
9 11 (1.77%) Marketing
10 8 (1.29%) Telecoms
11 7 (1.13%) Back Office
12 6 (0.97%) Prime Brokerage
13 4 (0.65%) Games
14 1 (0.16%) Digital Economy
14 1 (0.16%) Electronics
14 1 (0.16%) Local Government
14 1 (0.16%) Manufacturing
14 1 (0.16%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 490 (79.03%) Developer
2 211 (34.03%) .NET Developer
3 207 (33.39%) C# Developer
4 116 (18.71%) C# .NET Developer
5 63 (10.16%) Senior Developer
6 59 (9.52%) Full Stack Developer
7 51 (8.23%) Angular Developer
8 45 (7.26%) WPF Developer
9 44 (7.10%) SQL Developer
10 33 (5.32%) Microsoft Developer
11 32 (5.16%) Analyst
11 32 (5.16%) C# WPF Developer
12 31 (5.00%) Senior C# Developer
13 30 (4.84%) CRM Developer
14 29 (4.68%) ASP.NET Developer
14 29 (4.68%) Dynamics CRM Developer
14 29 (4.68%) JavaScript Developer
15 27 (4.35%) Agile Developer
16 24 (3.87%) Senior .NET Developer
17 22 (3.55%) Front Office Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 186 (30.00%) ASP.NET
2 172 (27.74%) AngularJS
3 148 (23.87%) HTML
4 123 (19.84%) CSS
5 117 (18.87%) ASP.NET Web API
6 103 (16.61%) ASP.NET MVC
7 90 (14.52%) WCF
8 88 (14.19%) .NET Framework
9 83 (13.39%) Web Services
10 78 (12.58%) jQuery
11 75 (12.10%) WPF
12 74 (11.94%) REST
13 63 (10.16%) XML
14 53 (8.55%) Node.js
15 51 (8.23%) React
16 50 (8.06%) RESTful
17 45 (7.26%) SOAP
18 40 (6.45%) JSON
19 37 (5.97%) WinForms
20 36 (5.81%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 63 (10.16%) Greenfield Project
2 38 (6.13%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 34 (5.48%) Computer Science
4 32 (5.16%) Analytical Skills
5 29 (4.68%) Equities
6 28 (4.52%) User Experience
7 22 (3.55%) Data Structures
7 22 (3.55%) Derivative
8 21 (3.39%) Hedge funds
9 20 (3.23%) Algorithms
10 18 (2.90%) Fixed Income
11 16 (2.58%) Fintech
12 14 (2.26%) Mobile App
13 8 (1.29%) Credit Risk
14 7 (1.13%) Enterprise Software
14 7 (1.13%) Market Risk
15 6 (0.97%) Equity Derivative
16 5 (0.81%) Management Information System
17 3 (0.48%) Interest Rate Derivative
17 3 (0.48%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 58 (9.35%) Windows
2 23 (3.71%) Linux
3 17 (2.74%) Unix
4 11 (1.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 11 (1.77%) Windows Server
5 8 (1.29%) Apple iOS
6 7 (1.13%) Android
7 4 (0.65%) Windows 10
8 3 (0.48%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (0.32%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 279 (45.00%) Agile Software Development
2 178 (28.71%) MVC
3 176 (28.39%) TDD
4 66 (10.65%) Scrum
5 65 (10.48%) BDD
6 64 (10.32%) CRM
7 61 (9.84%) OO
8 55 (8.87%) Continuous Integration
9 54 (8.71%) SDLC
10 47 (7.58%) Microservices
11 46 (7.42%) Test Automation
12 45 (7.26%) DevOps
13 41 (6.61%) Unit Testing
14 38 (6.13%) Multithreading
14 38 (6.13%) Web Development
15 37 (5.97%) SOLID
16 36 (5.81%) OOP
16 36 (5.81%) SOA
16 36 (5.81%) Stakeholder Management
17 34 (5.48%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 478 (77.10%) C#
2 250 (40.32%) SQL
3 178 (28.71%) JavaScript
4 94 (15.16%) Java
5 56 (9.03%) T-SQL
6 28 (4.52%) C++
7 27 (4.35%) TypeScript
7 27 (4.35%) VBA
8 25 (4.03%) Python
9 23 (3.71%) VB.NET
10 18 (2.90%) PowerShell
11 13 (2.10%) Perl
11 13 (2.10%) PHP
12 11 (1.77%) Apple Swift
13 10 (1.61%) Objective-C
13 10 (1.61%) Ruby
13 10 (1.61%) VB
14 7 (1.13%) PL/SQL
15 6 (0.97%) Apex Code
15 6 (0.97%) Scala
Qualifications
1 49 (7.90%) Degree
2 13 (2.10%) Computer Science Degree
3 10 (1.61%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (0.65%) Security Cleared
5 3 (0.48%) Numerate Degree
5 3 (0.48%) SC Cleared
6 2 (0.32%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.16%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.16%) MCP
7 1 (0.16%) MCPD
7 1 (0.16%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (3.87%) QA
2 21 (3.39%) MiFID
3 7 (1.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (0.65%) PCI DSS
5 3 (0.48%) SLA
6 2 (0.32%) EMIR
6 2 (0.32%) HL7
7 1 (0.16%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.16%) Solvency II
7 1 (0.16%) WCAG
System Software
1 19 (3.06%) Docker
2 16 (2.58%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.32%) Apache Flume
3 2 (0.32%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 2 (0.32%) HDFS
4 1 (0.16%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (0.16%) Shibboleth
4 1 (0.16%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.16%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 14 (2.26%) Ansible
2 11 (1.77%) Puppet
3 7 (1.13%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (0.65%) Control-M
5 3 (0.48%) Kubernetes
6 2 (0.32%) Hadoop YARN
6 2 (0.32%) Mesos
6 2 (0.32%) Oozie
7 1 (0.16%) BladeLogic
7 1 (0.16%) HP Fortify
7 1 (0.16%) HP Quality Center
7 1 (0.16%) MOM
7 1 (0.16%) Nagios
7 1 (0.16%) Opsview
7 1 (0.16%) Rundeck
7 1 (0.16%) Terraform
Vendors
1 166 (26.77%) Microsoft
2 39 (6.29%) Oracle
3 22 (3.55%) Apigee
4 11 (1.77%) IBM
4 11 (1.77%) Red Hat
4 11 (1.77%) Sitecore
5 10 (1.61%) DevExpress
6 8 (1.29%) Salesforce.com
7 6 (0.97%) Infragistics
7 6 (0.97%) TIBCO
8 5 (0.81%) Sybase
8 5 (0.81%) Xamarin
9 4 (0.65%) Adobe
10 3 (0.48%) Alteryx
10 3 (0.48%) Fidessa
10 3 (0.48%) Informatica
10 3 (0.48%) Murex
10 3 (0.48%) Typemock
10 3 (0.48%) VMware
11 2 (0.32%) Splunk