Period
to 24 September 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 24 September 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
24 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 38 37 20
Rank change year-on-year -1 -17 +9
Contract jobs citing .NET 125 56 298
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the East of England 5.13% 4.80% 7.09%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 24.46% 16.18% 25.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 40 211
10th Percentile £272 £310 £310
25th Percentile £363 £358 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £413 £425 £425
Median % change year-on-year -3.00% +0.06% +6.25%
75th Percentile £500 £488 £491
90th Percentile £588 £538 £575
England median daily rate £510 £488 £450
% change year-on-year +4.62% +8.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 0 2
10th Percentile £26.99 " £41.48
25th Percentile £35.50 " £42.19
Median hourly rate £45.00 - £44.25
75th Percentile £48.25 " £46.19
90th Percentile £50.00 " £46.83
England median hourly rate £45.00 £25.30 £45.64
% change year-on-year +77.87% -44.56% +6.13%

.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 511 346 1,154
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 20.97% 29.67% 27.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 319 244 726
10th Percentile £313 £313 £325
25th Percentile £390 £390 £375
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £475 £473 £450
Median % change year-on-year +0.53% +5.00% -
75th Percentile £560 £530 £525
90th Percentile £604 £556 £625
England median daily rate £525 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 13 16
10th Percentile £11.25 £45.85 £38.88
25th Percentile £24.96 " £41.25
Median hourly rate £45.00 £50.00 £45.00
Median % change year-on-year -10.00% +11.11% +2.86%
75th Percentile £56.50 £57.50 £48.75
90th Percentile £60.28 £66.00 £53.13
England median hourly rate £49.00 £43.00 £46.02
% change year-on-year +13.95% -6.56% +9.57%

.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 24 September 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the East of England

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing .NET in the East of England over the 6 months to 24 September 2021.

Hourly rate histogram 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 24 September 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 -4 46 £450 +17.65% 63
Cambridgeshire -11 32 £450 +5.88% 63
Essex +6 22 £325 -31.58% 31
Suffolk -2 13 £425 +2.97% 9
Bedfordshire -8 7 £500 +81.82% 11
Norfolk - 5 £400 - 12
.NET
England

For the 6 months to 24 September 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 82 (65.60%) C#
2 67 (53.60%) Agile Software Development
3 55 (44.00%) Azure
4 43 (34.40%) JavaScript
5 39 (31.20%) SQL Server
6 38 (30.40%) SQL
7 37 (29.60%) Visual Studio
8 35 (28.00%) Social Skills
9 33 (26.40%) Software Engineering
10 30 (24.00%) Windows
10 30 (24.00%) Microsoft
10 30 (24.00%) AngularJS
11 29 (23.20%) Degree
12 28 (22.40%) DevOps
13 27 (21.60%) .NET Framework
13 27 (21.60%) Git (software)
14 26 (20.80%) .NET Core
15 25 (20.00%) Scrum
15 25 (20.00%) Java
16 24 (19.20%) Node.js
17 22 (17.60%) HTML
17 22 (17.60%) ASP.NET
17 22 (17.60%) Web Services
17 22 (17.60%) ASP.NET Web API
18 21 (16.80%) Microservices
19 20 (16.00%) CSS
19 20 (16.00%) MVC
20 18 (14.40%) Linux
20 18 (14.40%) C++
20 18 (14.40%) Docker

.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 6 (4.80%) IIS
2 5 (4.00%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (0.80%) nginx
3 1 (0.80%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 2 (1.60%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (1.60%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 7 (5.60%) Lorenzo
Cloud Services
1 55 (44.00%) Azure
2 14 (11.20%) Azure Cosmos DB
2 14 (11.20%) Serverless
3 13 (10.40%) Azure Service Bus
4 12 (9.60%) Power Platform
5 11 (8.80%) AWS
6 10 (8.00%) Azure Pipelines
7 9 (7.20%) Azure Event Grid
7 9 (7.20%) Azure Functions
8 6 (4.80%) AWS CloudFormation
9 5 (4.00%) Amazon EC2
9 5 (4.00%) Amazon Glacier
9 5 (4.00%) Amazon S3
9 5 (4.00%) Amazon SQS
9 5 (4.00%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
9 5 (4.00%) AWS Lambda
9 5 (4.00%) CloudFront
10 3 (2.40%) PaaS
11 1 (0.80%) IaaS
11 1 (0.80%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (11.20%) Ethernet
1 14 (11.20%) TCP/IP
2 12 (9.60%) Firewall
3 4 (3.20%) HTTP
4 2 (1.60%) WAN
5 1 (0.80%) IPv4
5 1 (0.80%) LAN
5 1 (0.80%) MQTT
5 1 (0.80%) SD-WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (31.20%) SQL Server
2 12 (9.60%) Power BI
2 12 (9.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 12 (9.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 11 (8.80%) Data Warehouse
4 9 (7.20%) MySQL
4 9 (7.20%) QlikView
5 6 (4.80%) PostgreSQL
5 6 (4.80%) Relational Database
6 5 (4.00%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 5 (4.00%) Amazon RDS
6 5 (4.00%) NoSQL
7 4 (3.20%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 3 (2.40%) Big Data
8 3 (2.40%) Hadoop
9 2 (1.60%) Electronic Patient Records
9 2 (1.60%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 2 (1.60%) MongoDB
9 2 (1.60%) SQL Server 2017
10 1 (0.80%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 37 (29.60%) Visual Studio
2 27 (21.60%) Git (software)
3 14 (11.20%) Eclipse
3 14 (11.20%) NetBeans
4 10 (8.00%) Team Foundation Server
5 6 (4.80%) Octopus Deploy
6 5 (4.00%) Jenkins
6 5 (4.00%) Ranorex
7 4 (3.20%) MSTest
7 4 (3.20%) TeamCity
8 2 (1.60%) Moq
8 2 (1.60%) NUnit
8 2 (1.60%) Postman
8 2 (1.60%) SonarQube
8 2 (1.60%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 1 (0.80%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 1 (0.80%) GitLab
9 1 (0.80%) SpecFlow
9 1 (0.80%) Vagrant
9 1 (0.80%) xUnit.net
General
1 35 (28.00%) Social Skills
2 16 (12.80%) Presentation Skills
3 14 (11.20%) Aerospace
3 14 (11.20%) Military
4 9 (7.20%) Finance
5 7 (5.60%) Pharmaceutical
6 4 (3.20%) Influencing Skills
6 4 (3.20%) Retail
7 3 (2.40%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (2.40%) Documentation Skills
8 2 (1.60%) Automotive
8 2 (1.60%) Marketing
8 2 (1.60%) Public Sector
9 1 (0.80%) Banking
9 1 (0.80%) Fire and Rescue
9 1 (0.80%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 69 (55.20%) Developer
2 32 (25.60%) .NET Developer
3 28 (22.40%) C# Developer
4 16 (12.80%) C# .NET Developer
5 13 (10.40%) Architect
5 13 (10.40%) Solutions Architect
6 12 (9.60%) Senior Developer
7 11 (8.80%) Azure Developer
8 9 (7.20%) Software Engineer
9 8 (6.40%) SQL Developer
10 7 (5.60%) .NET Architect
10 7 (5.60%) .NET Software Engineer
10 7 (5.60%) .NET Solutions Architect
10 7 (5.60%) C# Software Engineer
10 7 (5.60%) Data Warehouse Developer
10 7 (5.60%) Test Engineer
11 6 (4.80%) Senior .NET Developer
11 6 (4.80%) Software Test Engineer
12 5 (4.00%) Analyst
13 4 (3.20%) Data Warehouse Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (24.00%) AngularJS
2 27 (21.60%) .NET Framework
3 26 (20.80%) .NET Core
4 24 (19.20%) Node.js
5 22 (17.60%) ASP.NET
5 22 (17.60%) ASP.NET Web API
5 22 (17.60%) HTML
5 22 (17.60%) Web Services
6 20 (16.00%) CSS
7 15 (12.00%) Entity Framework
7 15 (12.00%) MFC
7 15 (12.00%) React
8 14 (11.20%) ActiveX
8 14 (11.20%) DirectX
8 14 (11.20%) OpenGL
8 14 (11.20%) Qt
9 13 (10.40%) WPF
10 10 (8.00%) JSON
10 10 (8.00%) RESTful
10 10 (8.00%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 9 (7.20%) NHS
2 6 (4.80%) Biotechnology
2 6 (4.80%) Self-Motivation
3 5 (4.00%) Legacy Systems
3 5 (4.00%) Life Science
4 3 (2.40%) Cloud Native
4 3 (2.40%) Greenfield Project
4 3 (2.40%) N-Tier
5 2 (1.60%) Data Structures
5 2 (1.60%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (1.60%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.80%) Data Centre
6 1 (0.80%) Linux Command Line
6 1 (0.80%) Public Cloud
6 1 (0.80%) Raspberry Pi
6 1 (0.80%) User Experience
6 1 (0.80%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 30 (24.00%) Windows
2 18 (14.40%) Linux
3 1 (0.80%) Android
3 1 (0.80%) Unix
3 1 (0.80%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (53.60%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (26.40%) Software Engineering
3 28 (22.40%) DevOps
4 25 (20.00%) Scrum
5 21 (16.80%) Microservices
6 20 (16.00%) MVC
7 18 (14.40%) Full Stack Development
8 16 (12.80%) TDD
8 16 (12.80%) UML
9 15 (12.00%) Mathematics
9 15 (12.00%) Software Testing
10 14 (11.20%) Business Intelligence
10 14 (11.20%) Synthetic Environment
10 14 (11.20%) Unit Testing
11 13 (10.40%) Integration Testing
12 12 (9.60%) SOLID
13 11 (8.80%) Test Automation
14 10 (8.00%) Change Control
14 10 (8.00%) SOA
15 9 (7.20%) MVVM
Programming Languages
1 82 (65.60%) C#
2 43 (34.40%) JavaScript
3 38 (30.40%) SQL
4 25 (20.00%) Java
5 18 (14.40%) C++
6 15 (12.00%) VB
7 14 (11.20%) GLSL
7 14 (11.20%) HLSL
8 7 (5.60%) VBA
9 6 (4.80%) T-SQL
10 5 (4.00%) Python
10 5 (4.00%) TypeScript
11 4 (3.20%) XAML
12 3 (2.40%) C
12 3 (2.40%) VB.NET
13 2 (1.60%) Bash Shell
13 2 (1.60%) PHP
13 2 (1.60%) PowerShell
14 1 (0.80%) Perl
14 1 (0.80%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 29 (23.20%) Degree
2 15 (12.00%) Security Cleared
3 14 (11.20%) SC Cleared
4 4 (3.20%) Computer Science Degree
4 4 (3.20%) ISTQB
5 3 (2.40%) PhD
6 1 (0.80%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.80%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (6.40%) QA
2 3 (2.40%) Accessibility
3 1 (0.80%) DICOM
3 1 (0.80%) SLA
System Software
1 18 (14.40%) Docker
Systems Management
1 11 (8.80%) Kubernetes
2 7 (5.60%) Terraform
3 2 (1.60%) HP ALM
3 2 (1.60%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.80%) Ansible
4 1 (0.80%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.80%) Puppet
4 1 (0.80%) SCCM
Vendors
1 30 (24.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (4.00%) F5
2 5 (4.00%) Oracle
3 4 (3.20%) Siemens
4 3 (2.40%) Cloudera
5 2 (1.60%) HP
5 2 (1.60%) Sitecore
6 1 (0.80%) Alibaba
6 1 (0.80%) IBM
6 1 (0.80%) Splunk