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 3 months to 27 June 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)
London / City of London
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 16 14 10
Rank change year-on-year -2 -4  
Contract jobs citing .NET 302 308 570
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 9.14% 9.09% 9.93%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 24.12% 26.08% 33.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 250 272 478
Median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.55% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £326 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £628 £625 £620
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £340
% change year-on-year +3.57% +2.94%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.25 £40.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +8.12% -  

.NET is in the industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills category. The next 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 industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
City of London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 1252 1181 1708
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 37.89% 34.87% 29.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 1019 1014 1376
Median daily rate £500 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.00% +5.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £325 £318
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £575 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 11
Median hourly rate £24.36 £20.00 £24.23
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.80% -17.45%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.50 £20.00 £15.64
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.86 £20.00 £187.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £36.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +18.05% -10.00%  

.NET
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London citing .NET as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

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 3 months to 27 June 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 27 June 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.

1 418 (76.14%) C#
2 215 (39.16%) Agile Software Development
3 214 (38.98%) SQL
4 209 (38.07%) SQL Server
5 205 (37.34%) ASP.NET
6 181 (32.97%) MVC
7 159 (28.96%) Finance
8 146 (26.59%) AngularJS
9 144 (26.23%) HTML
9 144 (26.23%) JavaScript
10 121 (22.04%) CSS
11 119 (21.68%) Microsoft
12 104 (18.94%) TDD
13 103 (18.76%) ASP.NET MVC
14 95 (17.30%) ASP.NET Web API
15 88 (16.03%) Banking
16 85 (15.48%) .NET Framework
17 76 (13.84%) Microsoft Azure
18 72 (13.11%) Java
18 72 (13.11%) Windows
19 59 (10.75%) Scrum
19 59 (10.75%) T-SQL
19 59 (10.75%) jQuery
19 59 (10.75%) WCF
20 53 (9.65%) DevOps
21 52 (9.47%) BDD
21 52 (9.47%) Test Automation
22 51 (9.29%) Unit Testing
22 51 (9.29%) Web Services
23 50 (9.11%) OO

.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 24 (4.37%) IIS
2 17 (3.10%) CMS
2 17 (3.10%) SharePoint
3 14 (2.55%) BizTalk Server
4 10 (1.82%) Umbraco
5 8 (1.46%) Apache
5 8 (1.46%) WebSphere
6 6 (1.09%) NServiceBus
6 6 (1.09%) Sitecore CMS
7 5 (0.91%) EPiServer
7 5 (0.91%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 5 (0.91%) Tomcat
8 4 (0.73%) Apache Spark
8 4 (0.73%) Elasticsearch
8 4 (0.73%) nginx
9 2 (0.36%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 2 (0.36%) Confluence
9 2 (0.36%) Jupyter
9 2 (0.36%) OpenStack
9 2 (0.36%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 27 (4.92%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (1.28%) Microsoft Office
3 6 (1.09%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (0.36%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.18%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.18%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.18%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 40 (7.29%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (1.82%) Endur
3 4 (0.73%) Eloqua
3 4 (0.73%) ION MarketView
4 3 (0.55%) SunGard GMI
5 2 (0.36%) Sage 200
5 2 (0.36%) Sage 50
5 2 (0.36%) Workday HCM
6 1 (0.18%) Bloomberg AIM
6 1 (0.18%) Oracle Cash Management
6 1 (0.18%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (0.18%) RMDS
6 1 (0.18%) SessionCam
6 1 (0.18%) Social Studio
6 1 (0.18%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 76 (13.84%) Microsoft Azure
2 42 (7.65%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (1.09%) PaaS
4 5 (0.91%) Dynamics 365
4 5 (0.91%) IaaS
5 4 (0.73%) Akamai
6 3 (0.55%) Azure Active Directory
7 2 (0.36%) OpenShift
7 2 (0.36%) SaaS
8 1 (0.18%) Adobe Analytics
8 1 (0.18%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (0.18%) Azure Machine Learning
8 1 (0.18%) GitHub
8 1 (0.18%) Google Analytics
8 1 (0.18%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (0.18%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 10 (1.82%) HTTP
2 6 (1.09%) DNS
3 5 (0.91%) LDAP
4 4 (0.73%) Firewall
4 4 (0.73%) Intranet
4 4 (0.73%) SNMP
4 4 (0.73%) TCP/IP
5 2 (0.36%) Ethernet
5 2 (0.36%) Internet
5 2 (0.36%) Kerberos
5 2 (0.36%) MPLS
5 2 (0.36%) VPLS
5 2 (0.36%) X.509
6 1 (0.18%) AMQP
6 1 (0.18%) Extranet
6 1 (0.18%) LAN
6 1 (0.18%) Network Security
6 1 (0.18%) Skype
6 1 (0.18%) SSL
6 1 (0.18%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 209 (38.07%) SQL Server
2 47 (8.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 42 (7.65%) SQL Server 2008
4 41 (7.47%) NoSQL
5 39 (7.10%) SQL Server 2012
6 31 (5.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 22 (4.01%) MongoDB
8 15 (2.73%) Relational Database
8 15 (2.73%) SQL Server 2005
9 11 (2.00%) Data Warehouse
10 9 (1.64%) Big Data
10 9 (1.64%) Power BI
10 9 (1.64%) SQL Server 2016
10 9 (1.64%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 7 (1.28%) Hadoop
12 5 (0.91%) SQL Server 2014
13 4 (0.73%) Azure SQL Database
13 4 (0.73%) Oracle Database
13 4 (0.73%) Oracle Database 11g
13 4 (0.73%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 49 (8.93%) Git (software)
2 45 (8.20%) Selenium
3 44 (8.01%) Team Foundation Server
4 43 (7.83%) Visual Studio
5 36 (6.56%) JIRA
6 33 (6.01%) NUnit
7 32 (5.83%) Moq
8 26 (4.74%) JIRA Agile
9 20 (3.64%) MSTest
9 20 (3.64%) SpecFlow
9 20 (3.64%) TeamCity
10 16 (2.91%) Subversion
11 15 (2.73%) Jenkins
12 11 (2.00%) WebDriver
13 8 (1.46%) Cucumber
13 8 (1.46%) Rhino Mocks
14 7 (1.28%) Protractor
15 6 (1.09%) gulp
15 6 (1.09%) Octopus Deploy
16 5 (0.91%) Bower
General
1 159 (28.96%) Finance
2 88 (16.03%) Banking
3 49 (8.93%) Front Office
4 32 (5.83%) Investment Banking
4 32 (5.83%) Retail
5 15 (2.73%) Back Office
5 15 (2.73%) Marketing
6 14 (2.55%) Advertising
7 9 (1.64%) Financial Institution
8 8 (1.46%) Law
9 4 (0.73%) Digital Economy
10 3 (0.55%) Retail Banking
11 2 (0.36%) Games
11 2 (0.36%) Legal
11 2 (0.36%) Publishing
12 1 (0.18%) Automotive
12 1 (0.18%) Pharmaceutical
12 1 (0.18%) Private Banking
12 1 (0.18%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 405 (73.77%) Developer
2 183 (33.33%) .NET Developer
3 152 (27.69%) C# Developer
4 93 (16.94%) C# .NET Developer
5 70 (12.75%) Senior Developer
6 62 (11.29%) Angular Developer
7 59 (10.75%) Full Stack Developer
8 47 (8.56%) SQL Developer
9 37 (6.74%) Senior C# Developer
10 36 (6.56%) ASP.NET Developer
11 33 (6.01%) Architect
12 32 (5.83%) Senior .NET Developer
13 29 (5.28%) C# ASP.NET Developer
14 28 (5.10%) Analyst
14 28 (5.10%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
15 22 (4.01%) Lead Developer
16 20 (3.64%) CRM Developer
16 20 (3.64%) Senior C# .NET Developer
17 19 (3.46%) WPF Developer
18 18 (3.28%) Dynamics CRM Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 205 (37.34%) ASP.NET
2 146 (26.59%) AngularJS
3 144 (26.23%) HTML
4 121 (22.04%) CSS
5 103 (18.76%) ASP.NET MVC
6 95 (17.30%) ASP.NET Web API
7 85 (15.48%) .NET Framework
8 59 (10.75%) jQuery
8 59 (10.75%) WCF
9 51 (9.29%) Web Services
10 46 (8.38%) WPF
11 44 (8.01%) HTML5
12 41 (7.47%) ASP.NET MVC 5
13 38 (6.92%) React
14 37 (6.74%) XML
15 35 (6.38%) REST
16 33 (6.01%) Entity Framework
16 33 (6.01%) Node.js
17 31 (5.65%) ASP.NET MVC 4
17 31 (5.65%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 50 (9.11%) Greenfield Project
2 27 (4.92%) Analytical Skills
3 25 (4.55%) Fixed Income
4 24 (4.37%) Derivative
5 22 (4.01%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 20 (3.64%) User Experience
7 18 (3.28%) Computer Science
8 13 (2.37%) Equities
8 13 (2.37%) Mobile App
9 12 (2.19%) Hedge funds
10 11 (2.00%) Fintech
11 10 (1.82%) Public Cloud
12 9 (1.64%) Credit Risk
13 8 (1.46%) Enterprise Software
14 7 (1.28%) Market Risk
15 6 (1.09%) Data Structures
15 6 (1.09%) SWIFT
16 5 (0.91%) Algorithms
16 5 (0.91%) Cloud Native
16 5 (0.91%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 72 (13.11%) Windows
2 28 (5.10%) Linux
3 17 (3.10%) Unix
4 15 (2.73%) Windows Server
5 12 (2.19%) Android
5 12 (2.19%) Apple iOS
6 4 (0.73%) Windows 10
6 4 (0.73%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (0.73%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (0.55%) CentOS
8 2 (0.36%) Solaris
9 1 (0.18%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 215 (39.16%) Agile Software Development
2 181 (32.97%) MVC
3 104 (18.94%) TDD
4 59 (10.75%) Scrum
5 53 (9.65%) DevOps
6 52 (9.47%) BDD
6 52 (9.47%) Test Automation
7 51 (9.29%) Unit Testing
8 50 (9.11%) OO
9 45 (8.20%) CRM
10 42 (7.65%) SDLC
11 38 (6.92%) Continuous Integration
12 36 (6.56%) Stakeholder Management
13 35 (6.38%) SOA
14 34 (6.19%) Kanban
15 32 (5.83%) Mentoring
15 32 (5.83%) Microservices
15 32 (5.83%) Web Development
16 30 (5.46%) Business Intelligence
16 30 (5.46%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 418 (76.14%) C#
2 214 (38.98%) SQL
3 144 (26.23%) JavaScript
4 72 (13.11%) Java
5 59 (10.75%) T-SQL
6 26 (4.74%) PowerShell
7 25 (4.55%) Python
8 19 (3.46%) TypeScript
8 19 (3.46%) VB.NET
9 18 (3.28%) VBA
10 17 (3.10%) C++
11 15 (2.73%) VB
12 14 (2.55%) Perl
12 14 (2.55%) Ruby
13 7 (1.28%) XAML
14 6 (1.09%) Shell Script
15 5 (0.91%) C
15 5 (0.91%) PHP
15 5 (0.91%) PL/SQL
15 5 (0.91%) Scala
Qualifications
1 22 (4.01%) Degree
2 10 (1.82%) Computer Science Degree
3 7 (1.28%) Microsoft Certification
3 7 (1.28%) Security Cleared
4 5 (0.91%) ISTQB
5 4 (0.73%) CFA
5 4 (0.73%) SC Cleared
6 3 (0.55%) DV Cleared
6 3 (0.55%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 3 (0.55%) MCP
6 3 (0.55%) Numerate Degree
7 2 (0.36%) MCITP
7 2 (0.36%) MCSE
7 2 (0.36%) PMI Certification
7 2 (0.36%) PMP
8 1 (0.18%) CHECK Team Leader
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (3.83%) QA
2 10 (1.82%) MiFID
3 6 (1.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (1.09%) SEPA
4 4 (0.73%) SLA
5 3 (0.55%) EMIR
6 1 (0.18%) IFRS
6 1 (0.18%) IFRS 9
6 1 (0.18%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.18%) Solvency II
System Software
1 9 (1.64%) Docker
2 5 (0.91%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.36%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.18%) Apache Flume
4 1 (0.18%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 1 (0.18%) HDFS
4 1 (0.18%) vCloud
4 1 (0.18%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 7 (1.28%) Opscode Chef
2 5 (0.91%) Ansible
3 3 (0.55%) MOM
3 3 (0.55%) Nagios
3 3 (0.55%) Puppet
4 2 (0.36%) Opsview
4 2 (0.36%) Rundeck
4 2 (0.36%) SCOM
5 1 (0.18%) Control-M
5 1 (0.18%) Graphite
5 1 (0.18%) Hadoop YARN
5 1 (0.18%) HP Fortify
5 1 (0.18%) Kibana
5 1 (0.18%) Kubernetes
5 1 (0.18%) logstash
5 1 (0.18%) Oozie
5 1 (0.18%) Riemann
Vendors
1 119 (21.68%) Microsoft
2 36 (6.56%) Oracle
3 11 (2.00%) Xamarin
4 9 (1.64%) OpenLink
4 9 (1.64%) Sitecore
5 8 (1.46%) Splunk
6 7 (1.28%) IBM
7 6 (1.09%) Perforce
7 6 (1.09%) Sybase
8 5 (0.91%) ServiceNow
8 5 (0.91%) Tableau
8 5 (0.91%) Telerik
8 5 (0.91%) Typemock
9 4 (0.73%) Blue Prism
9 4 (0.73%) CyberArk
9 4 (0.73%) ION Trading
9 4 (0.73%) Marketo
10 3 (0.55%) Google
10 3 (0.55%) Infragistics
10 3 (0.55%) Redback
City, London
D4 Digital Recruitment
Rate: From £400 to £450 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
City, London
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City of London
TDA Group
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Norton Blake
Rate: From £425 to £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
I3
Rate: £440 - £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
I3
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Haysfm
Rate: £550.00 - £650.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
I3
Rate: £499 - £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Circa £650 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Pioneer Search
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
TDA Group
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £700 - £800 per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
City, London
EPAM Systems
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: 13 days ago