Period
to 27 January 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the East of England 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 27 January 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)
England > East of England
6 months to
27 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 47 30 31
Rank change year-on-year -17 +1 -15
Contract jobs citing .NET 48 198 260
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the East of England 3.27% 5.56% 5.99%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 13.83% 25.71% 22.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 139 184
Median daily rate £400 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% - +16.44%
10th Percentile £240 £325 £313
90th Percentile £538 £575 £588
England median daily rate £475 £450 £454
% change year-on-year +5.56% -0.88% +6.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 9
Median hourly rate - £42.00 £43.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -3.45% +30.51%
England median hourly rate £45.00 £44.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year +1.12% -1.11% -

.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 East of England with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
East of England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 347 770 1,182
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 23.64% 21.63% 27.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 229 508 776
Median daily rate £450 £439 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% -2.50% +5.88%
10th Percentile £261 £319 £313
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
England median daily rate £494 £500 £500
% change year-on-year -1.25% - +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 4 25
Median hourly rate £50.00 £49.50 £44.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.01% +12.50% +10.00%
10th Percentile £35.40 £41.30 £18.60
90th Percentile £55.00 £59.08 £66.81
Median hourly rate £45.00 £46.00 £41.92
% change year-on-year -2.17% +9.73% +4.81%

.NET
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

Job postings citing .NET as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the East of England.

Job vacancy trend for .NET in the East of England

.NET
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing .NET in the East of England.

Daily rate trend for .NET in the East of England

.NET
Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing .NET in the East of England over the 6 months to 27 January 2021.

Daily rate histogram for .NET in the East of England

.NET
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing .NET in the East of England.

Hourly rate trend for .NET in the East of England

.NET
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing .NET within the East of England region over the 6 months to 27 January 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
Hertfordshire -3 13 £383 -3.77% 37
Cambridgeshire -7 11 £463 -2.63% 36
Essex -4 10 £375 -16.67% 10
Bedfordshire +17 6 £400 +14.29% 10
Suffolk -5 5 £425 +6.25% 6
Norfolk +9 2 £413 +24.53% 13
.NET
England

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 East of England region with a requirement for .NET.

1 32 (66.67%) C#
2 22 (45.83%) SQL
3 19 (39.58%) JavaScript
4 18 (37.50%) SQL Server
4 18 (37.50%) Azure
5 16 (33.33%) Microsoft
5 16 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
6 11 (22.92%) Web Services
7 10 (20.83%) Java
7 10 (20.83%) Git (software)
8 9 (18.75%) Software Engineering
8 9 (18.75%) Node.js
9 8 (16.67%) Scrum
9 8 (16.67%) Degree
9 8 (16.67%) Visual Studio
9 8 (16.67%) ASP.NET
9 8 (16.67%) Windows
9 8 (16.67%) MVC
10 7 (14.58%) Linux
10 7 (14.58%) CSS
10 7 (14.58%) C++
10 7 (14.58%) Mathematics
10 7 (14.58%) SC Cleared
10 7 (14.58%) Security Cleared
10 7 (14.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 7 (14.58%) DevOps
10 7 (14.58%) .NET Core
11 6 (12.50%) GLSL
11 6 (12.50%) HLSL
11 6 (12.50%) AngularJS

.NET
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England 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 5 (10.42%) SharePoint
2 3 (6.25%) BizTalk Server
2 3 (6.25%) IIS
3 1 (2.08%) ColdFusion
Applications
1 1 (2.08%) Adobe XD
1 1 (2.08%) Figma
1 1 (2.08%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (6.25%) Dynamics AX
1 3 (6.25%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 18 (37.50%) Azure
2 3 (6.25%) AWS
2 3 (6.25%) Dynamics 365
2 3 (6.25%) Power Platform
3 2 (4.17%) PowerApps
4 1 (2.08%) Azure Data Factory
4 1 (2.08%) Azure Functions
4 1 (2.08%) Azure Machine Learning
4 1 (2.08%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 6 (12.50%) Ethernet
1 6 (12.50%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (37.50%) SQL Server
2 7 (14.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 6 (12.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (8.33%) Azure SQL Database
4 4 (8.33%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (6.25%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (2.08%) DTS
6 1 (2.08%) MS Access
6 1 (2.08%) Power BI
6 1 (2.08%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (2.08%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (2.08%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 10 (20.83%) Git (software)
2 8 (16.67%) Visual Studio
3 6 (12.50%) Eclipse
3 6 (12.50%) NetBeans
4 2 (4.17%) Moq
4 2 (4.17%) NUnit
4 2 (4.17%) Subversion
5 1 (2.08%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (2.08%) MSTest
5 1 (2.08%) Octopus Deploy
5 1 (2.08%) Postman
General
1 6 (12.50%) Aerospace
1 6 (12.50%) Military
2 5 (10.42%) Finance
3 2 (4.17%) Back Office
4 1 (2.08%) Banking
4 1 (2.08%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 30 (62.50%) Developer
2 20 (41.67%) .NET Developer
3 9 (18.75%) SQL Developer
4 8 (16.67%) C# Developer
5 6 (12.50%) C# .NET Developer
6 4 (8.33%) .NET Software Developer
6 4 (8.33%) Applications Developer
6 4 (8.33%) Architect
6 4 (8.33%) Software Developer
7 3 (6.25%) .NET Applications Developer
7 3 (6.25%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
7 3 (6.25%) Automation Developer
7 3 (6.25%) C# Application Developer
7 3 (6.25%) Full Stack Developer
7 3 (6.25%) SQL Server Developer
7 3 (6.25%) VB.NET Developer
8 2 (4.17%) Angular Developer
8 2 (4.17%) Azure Developer
8 2 (4.17%) C# Software Developer
8 2 (4.17%) Hybris Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (22.92%) Web Services
2 9 (18.75%) Node.js
3 8 (16.67%) ASP.NET
4 7 (14.58%) .NET Core
4 7 (14.58%) CSS
5 6 (12.50%) ActiveX
5 6 (12.50%) AngularJS
5 6 (12.50%) DirectX
5 6 (12.50%) MFC
5 6 (12.50%) OpenGL
5 6 (12.50%) Qt
6 5 (10.42%) .NET Framework
6 5 (10.42%) ASP.NET Web API
6 5 (10.42%) RESTful
7 4 (8.33%) HTML
7 4 (8.33%) React
8 3 (6.25%) J2EE
8 3 (6.25%) WinForms
9 2 (4.17%) Spring
9 2 (4.17%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (6.25%) Self-Motivation
2 2 (4.17%) Data Centre
3 1 (2.08%) NHS
3 1 (2.08%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 8 (16.67%) Windows
2 7 (14.58%) Linux
3 1 (2.08%) Mac OS X
3 1 (2.08%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (18.75%) Software Engineering
3 8 (16.67%) MVC
3 8 (16.67%) Scrum
4 7 (14.58%) DevOps
4 7 (14.58%) Mathematics
5 5 (10.42%) Microservices
5 5 (10.42%) OO
6 4 (8.33%) Business Intelligence
6 4 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (6.25%) CRM
7 3 (6.25%) SDLC
7 3 (6.25%) SOLID
7 3 (6.25%) TDD
7 3 (6.25%) Unit Testing
7 3 (6.25%) Web Development
8 2 (4.17%) Analytical Thinking
8 2 (4.17%) Computer Science
8 2 (4.17%) OOP
8 2 (4.17%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 32 (66.67%) C#
2 22 (45.83%) SQL
3 19 (39.58%) JavaScript
4 10 (20.83%) Java
5 7 (14.58%) C++
6 6 (12.50%) GLSL
6 6 (12.50%) HLSL
7 5 (10.42%) T-SQL
8 3 (6.25%) VB.NET
9 1 (2.08%) C
9 1 (2.08%) Python
9 1 (2.08%) TypeScript
9 1 (2.08%) VB
9 1 (2.08%) VB6
9 1 (2.08%) VBA
9 1 (2.08%) XAML
Qualifications
1 8 (16.67%) Degree
2 7 (14.58%) SC Cleared
2 7 (14.58%) Security Cleared
3 1 (2.08%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (2.08%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.08%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (2.08%) QA
System Software
1 2 (4.17%) Docker
Vendors
1 16 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 5 (10.42%) RedGate
3 3 (6.25%) Oracle
3 3 (6.25%) SAP
4 2 (4.17%) hybris
5 1 (2.08%) Adobe
5 1 (2.08%) Telerik