Period
to 3 April 2020

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 3 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)
Central London > City of London
6 months to
3 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 17 23 14
Rank change year-on-year +6 -9 +2
Contract jobs citing .NET 317 493 709
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 7.60% 7.29% 9.99%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 21.95% 19.32% 26.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 241 420 611
Median daily rate £500 £519 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.61% +9.21% +5.56%
10th Percentile £375 £409 £363
90th Percentile £650 £644 £625
Central London median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Median hourly rate £35.00 £84.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -58.33% - -
Central London median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £175.00
% change year-on-year - -80.00% -

.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 1,444 2,552 2,692
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 34.63% 37.73% 37.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,135 2,063 2,273
Median daily rate £525 £525 £520
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +0.96% +8.33%
10th Percentile £385 £409 £363
90th Percentile £675 £675 £675
Central London median daily rate £525 £525 £500
% change year-on-year - +5.00% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 8 13
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +62.79% -30.42%
10th Percentile £24.50 £17.15 £21.25
90th Percentile £62.00 £83.28 £63.65
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year - +62.79% -30.42%

.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 3 April 2020.

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 3 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
Moorgate +18 15 £550 +37.50%
London Bridge +44 3 £450 -18.18%
.NET
Central London

For the 6 months to 3 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 City of London region with a requirement for .NET.

1 218 (68.77%) C#
2 136 (42.90%) SQL
3 135 (42.59%) Azure
4 107 (33.75%) SQL Server
5 97 (30.60%) Finance
6 95 (29.97%) Agile Software Development
7 86 (27.13%) Microsoft
8 66 (20.82%) JavaScript
9 63 (19.87%) DevOps
10 54 (17.03%) AngularJS
11 53 (16.72%) ASP.NET
12 51 (16.09%) HTML
12 51 (16.09%) Python
13 47 (14.83%) Oracle
14 45 (14.20%) TDD
15 44 (13.88%) .NET Core
16 43 (13.56%) CSS
17 42 (13.25%) Banking
17 42 (13.25%) MVC
18 39 (12.30%) .NET Framework
19 37 (11.67%) Front Office
19 37 (11.67%) Java
20 36 (11.36%) VB.NET
21 35 (11.04%) Windows
22 33 (10.41%) Microservices
23 32 (10.09%) WinForms
24 31 (9.78%) WPF
25 30 (9.46%) Test Automation
26 29 (9.15%) AWS
26 29 (9.15%) QA

.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 12 (3.79%) IIS
2 11 (3.47%) Confluence
3 9 (2.84%) Elasticsearch
4 8 (2.52%) SharePoint
5 6 (1.89%) Apache
6 5 (1.58%) CMS
7 4 (1.26%) Cloud Foundry
8 3 (0.95%) Apache Spark
9 2 (0.63%) Anypoint
9 2 (0.63%) DataSynapse
9 2 (0.63%) Mule
9 2 (0.63%) Mule ESB
9 2 (0.63%) SAS
9 2 (0.63%) Sitecore CMS
10 1 (0.32%) BizTalk Server
10 1 (0.32%) EPiServer
10 1 (0.32%) LiveLink
10 1 (0.32%) nginx
10 1 (0.32%) Oracle Workflow
10 1 (0.32%) WebSphere
Applications
1 24 (7.57%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (1.26%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (0.63%) Acrobat
3 2 (0.63%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 7 (2.21%) Sophis RISQUE
2 5 (1.58%) Dynamics AX
3 4 (1.26%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (1.26%) Endur
4 1 (0.32%) Magento
4 1 (0.32%) Markit EDM
4 1 (0.32%) Orchestrade
Cloud Services
1 135 (42.59%) Azure
2 29 (9.15%) AWS
3 11 (3.47%) Azure Machine Learning
3 11 (3.47%) Power Platform
4 10 (3.15%) Dynamics 365
5 9 (2.84%) GCP
5 9 (2.84%) GitHub
6 8 (2.52%) PaaS
6 8 (2.52%) Serverless
7 7 (2.21%) Azure Active Directory
8 6 (1.89%) SaaS
9 5 (1.58%) Office 365
10 4 (1.26%) Azure Data Factory
10 4 (1.26%) PowerApps
11 3 (0.95%) Data Lake Analytics
12 2 (0.63%) AWS Lambda
12 2 (0.63%) Azure Functions
12 2 (0.63%) Cloud Computing
12 2 (0.63%) IaaS
12 2 (0.63%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.26%) HTTP
2 3 (0.95%) Firewall
2 3 (0.95%) Internet
2 3 (0.95%) Network Security
2 3 (0.95%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.32%) AMQP
3 1 (0.32%) FTP
3 1 (0.32%) SAN
3 1 (0.32%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 107 (33.75%) SQL Server
2 27 (8.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 19 (5.99%) Azure SQL Database
4 18 (5.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 15 (4.73%) Data Warehouse
6 14 (4.42%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 12 (3.79%) Relational Database
8 11 (3.47%) Power BI
9 10 (3.15%) SQL Server 2016
10 9 (2.84%) MySQL
10 9 (2.84%) NoSQL
10 9 (2.84%) Oracle Database
11 8 (2.52%) Cosmos DB
11 8 (2.52%) MongoDB
11 8 (2.52%) RDBMS
11 8 (2.52%) SQL Server 2008
12 7 (2.21%) Big Data
13 6 (1.89%) OLAP
14 4 (1.26%) Oracle Reports
14 4 (1.26%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 26 (8.20%) Git (software)
2 23 (7.26%) Visual Studio
3 20 (6.31%) JIRA
3 20 (6.31%) TeamCity
4 17 (5.36%) Team Foundation Server
5 14 (4.42%) SpecFlow
6 13 (4.10%) Jenkins
6 13 (4.10%) Octopus Deploy
7 9 (2.84%) Subversion
8 7 (2.21%) Bitbucket
8 7 (2.21%) Selenium
9 5 (1.58%) Moq
9 5 (1.58%) NUnit
10 3 (0.95%) Maven
10 3 (0.95%) Sonatype Nexus
11 2 (0.63%) Cucumber
11 2 (0.63%) Fiddler
11 2 (0.63%) MSBuild
11 2 (0.63%) MSTest
11 2 (0.63%) Postman
General
1 97 (30.60%) Finance
2 42 (13.25%) Banking
3 37 (11.67%) Front Office
4 9 (2.84%) International Banking
4 9 (2.84%) Investment Banking
5 7 (2.21%) Games
6 5 (1.58%) Marketing
7 3 (0.95%) Public Sector
7 3 (0.95%) Retail
8 2 (0.63%) Law
9 1 (0.32%) Advertising
9 1 (0.32%) Back Office
9 1 (0.32%) Electronics
9 1 (0.32%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.32%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.32%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.32%) Spanish Language
9 1 (0.32%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 204 (64.35%) Developer
2 81 (25.55%) C# Developer
3 79 (24.92%) .NET Developer
4 34 (10.73%) C# .NET Developer
5 25 (7.89%) DevOps Engineer
5 25 (7.89%) SQL Developer
6 24 (7.57%) Azure Developer
7 23 (7.26%) Architect
8 22 (6.94%) Azure Engineer
9 20 (6.31%) Full Stack Developer
10 19 (5.99%) Azure DevOps Engineer
11 17 (5.36%) Senior Developer
12 14 (4.42%) Applications Developer
13 13 (4.10%) Angular Developer
14 11 (3.47%) Analyst
14 11 (3.47%) Machine Learning Engineer
14 11 (3.47%) Platform Engineer
14 11 (3.47%) Solutions Architect
14 11 (3.47%) SQL Server Developer
15 10 (3.15%) Azure DevOps
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 54 (17.03%) AngularJS
2 53 (16.72%) ASP.NET
3 51 (16.09%) HTML
4 44 (13.88%) .NET Core
5 43 (13.56%) CSS
6 39 (12.30%) .NET Framework
7 32 (10.09%) WinForms
8 31 (9.78%) WPF
9 29 (9.15%) ASP.NET Web API
10 26 (8.20%) Web Services
11 24 (7.57%) WCF
12 23 (7.26%) React
13 16 (5.05%) REST
14 15 (4.73%) ASP.NET MVC
14 15 (4.73%) Node.js
14 15 (4.73%) XML
15 14 (4.42%) RESTful
16 12 (3.79%) jQuery
16 12 (3.79%) JSON
17 10 (3.15%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 16 (5.05%) Analytical Skills
1 16 (5.05%) Greenfield Project
2 12 (3.79%) Cloud Native
3 10 (3.15%) User Experience
4 9 (2.84%) Mobile App
5 8 (2.52%) Derivative
5 8 (2.52%) Self-Motivation
6 7 (2.21%) Fixed Income
6 7 (2.21%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 7 (2.21%) Hedge funds
7 6 (1.89%) Equities
8 5 (1.58%) Fat Client
8 5 (1.58%) Thin Client
9 4 (1.26%) Algorithms
9 4 (1.26%) Enterprise Software
9 4 (1.26%) Reinsurance
10 3 (0.95%) Data Centre
10 3 (0.95%) Linux Command Line
10 3 (0.95%) Management Information System
10 3 (0.95%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 35 (11.04%) Windows
2 18 (5.68%) Linux
3 5 (1.58%) Apple iOS
3 5 (1.58%) Unix
4 4 (1.26%) Android
4 4 (1.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (1.26%) Windows Server
5 3 (0.95%) CentOS
6 1 (0.32%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 95 (29.97%) Agile Software Development
2 63 (19.87%) DevOps
3 45 (14.20%) TDD
4 42 (13.25%) MVC
5 33 (10.41%) Microservices
6 30 (9.46%) Test Automation
7 21 (6.62%) SDLC
7 21 (6.62%) Software Engineering
7 21 (6.62%) Unit Testing
8 20 (6.31%) Multithreading
9 19 (5.99%) OO
9 19 (5.99%) Scrum
10 18 (5.68%) Continuous Integration
10 18 (5.68%) Fintech
11 16 (5.05%) Migration
12 15 (4.73%) BDD
13 13 (4.10%) Front End Development
14 12 (3.79%) Asset Management
15 11 (3.47%) Analytics
15 11 (3.47%) Machine Learning
Programming Languages
1 218 (68.77%) C#
2 136 (42.90%) SQL
3 66 (20.82%) JavaScript
4 51 (16.09%) Python
5 37 (11.67%) Java
6 36 (11.36%) VB.NET
7 27 (8.52%) PowerShell
8 26 (8.20%) VBA
9 25 (7.89%) T-SQL
10 13 (4.10%) C++
11 9 (2.84%) TypeScript
12 8 (2.52%) VB
13 5 (1.58%) Bash Shell
14 4 (1.26%) PHP
15 3 (0.95%) PL/SQL
15 3 (0.95%) Ruby
15 3 (0.95%) XAML
16 2 (0.63%) Shell Script
17 1 (0.32%) C
17 1 (0.32%) VC++
Qualifications
1 15 (4.73%) Security Cleared
2 14 (4.42%) Degree
3 13 (4.10%) SC Cleared
4 6 (1.89%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (1.26%) Computer Science Degree
5 4 (1.26%) ISEB
5 4 (1.26%) MCITP
6 3 (0.95%) CCENT
6 3 (0.95%) CCNA
6 3 (0.95%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (0.95%) ISTQB
6 3 (0.95%) Master's Degree
6 3 (0.95%) Network+ Certification
7 2 (0.63%) DV Cleared
7 2 (0.63%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 1 (0.32%) MCP
8 1 (0.32%) PMI Certification
8 1 (0.32%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (9.15%) QA
2 2 (0.63%) Data Quality
2 2 (0.63%) NIST
2 2 (0.63%) SLA
3 1 (0.32%) Basel III
3 1 (0.32%) EMIR
3 1 (0.32%) GxP
3 1 (0.32%) IFRS
3 1 (0.32%) IFRS 9
3 1 (0.32%) MiFID
3 1 (0.32%) Solvency II
3 1 (0.32%) WCAG
System Software
1 26 (8.20%) Docker
2 12 (3.79%) Active Directory
3 4 (1.26%) Virtual Machines
4 3 (0.95%) Oracle RAC
5 2 (0.63%) VMware NSX
6 1 (0.32%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 27 (8.52%) Kubernetes
2 9 (2.84%) Terraform
3 8 (2.52%) Ansible
4 6 (1.89%) MIIS
5 5 (1.58%) Puppet
6 3 (0.95%) Single Sign-On
6 3 (0.95%) vCenter Server
7 2 (0.63%) Kibana
7 2 (0.63%) Opscode Chef
8 1 (0.32%) logstash
8 1 (0.32%) Microsoft Clustering
8 1 (0.32%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 1 (0.32%) SCOM
8 1 (0.32%) SCOrch
8 1 (0.32%) WSUS
Vendors
1 86 (27.13%) Microsoft
2 47 (14.83%) Oracle
3 12 (3.79%) OpenLink
4 9 (2.84%) Atlassian
5 8 (2.52%) Google
5 8 (2.52%) Murex
5 8 (2.52%) SunGard
6 7 (2.21%) Sophis
7 5 (1.58%) Red Hat
7 5 (1.58%) Sitecore
7 5 (1.58%) Xamarin
8 4 (1.26%) Adobe
9 3 (0.95%) Cognos
9 3 (0.95%) Hyperion
9 3 (0.95%) Palo Alto
9 3 (0.95%) Splunk
9 3 (0.95%) Sybase
9 3 (0.95%) VMware
10 2 (0.63%) AppDynamics
10 2 (0.63%) MuleSoft