Period
to 28 September 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for .NET Framework skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited .NET Framework over the 6 months to 28 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 Framework
UK > England
6 months to
28 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 229 238 205
Rank change year-on-year +9 -33 -37
Contract jobs citing .NET Framework 778 270 1,130
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 1.20% 1.06% 1.42%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 4.04% 3.30% 4.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 595 189 853
10th Percentile £335 £310 £325
25th Percentile £381 £363 £366
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £450 £438
Median % change year-on-year +11.11% +2.86% +2.94%
75th Percentile £638 £575 £500
90th Percentile £713 £675 £574
UK median daily rate £479 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +6.44% +5.88% +2.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 0 11
10th Percentile £36.68 " £36.10
25th Percentile £41.18 " £41.00
Median hourly rate £45.50 - £45.00
75th Percentile £50.00 " £52.17
90th Percentile £53.03 " £58.00
UK median hourly rate £45.00 £42.75 £45.00
% change year-on-year +5.26% -5.00% -

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

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 19,250 8,176 25,143
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 29.66% 31.95% 31.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 14,026 5,867 17,858
10th Percentile £363 £320 £340
25th Percentile £425 £408 £408
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £500 £500
Median % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
75th Percentile £625 £600 £575
90th Percentile £700 £688 £650
UK median daily rate £525 £500 £495
% change year-on-year +5.00% +1.01% +4.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 208 64 229
10th Percentile £18.57 £21.80 £16.23
25th Percentile £31.25 £30.00 £30.03
Median hourly rate £49.00 £42.50 £45.64
Median % change year-on-year +15.29% -6.87% +8.65%
75th Percentile £63.00 £53.81 £53.75
90th Percentile £71.50 £61.25 £69.00
UK median hourly rate £49.00 £42.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year +15.29% -5.56% +7.64%

.NET Framework
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for .NET Framework in England

.NET Framework
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing .NET Framework in England.

Daily rate trend for .NET Framework in England

.NET Framework
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing .NET Framework in England over the 6 months to 28 September 2021.

Daily rate histogram for .NET Framework in England

.NET Framework
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing .NET Framework in England.

Hourly rate trend for .NET Framework in England

.NET Framework
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing .NET Framework in England over the 6 months to 28 September 2021.

Hourly rate histogram for .NET Framework in England

.NET Framework
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing .NET Framework within the England region over the 6 months to 28 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
London -9 430 £575 +4.55% 196
South East -12 99 £375 -11.76% 118
North of England -23 92 £428 +14.00% 162
North West +8 76 £445 +16.72% 105
Midlands -61 52 £350 +7.69% 108
West Midlands -42 33 £400 +25.00% 52
South West -46 31 £425 +3.66% 51
East of England -27 29 £413 +17.44% 46
East Midlands -42 19 £325 -5.45% 56
Yorkshire -33 16 £428 +8.57% 46
.NET Framework
UK

For the 6 months to 28 September 2021, IT contractor jobs citing .NET Framework 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 England region with a requirement for .NET Framework.

1 778 (100.00%) .NET
2 655 (84.19%) C#
3 414 (53.21%) SQL
4 379 (48.71%) SQL Server
5 330 (42.42%) Agile Software Development
6 328 (42.16%) Azure
7 289 (37.15%) .NET Core
8 278 (35.73%) JavaScript
9 265 (34.06%) Entity Framework
10 254 (32.65%) ASP.NET
11 224 (28.79%) DevOps
12 203 (26.09%) MVC
13 201 (25.84%) AngularJS
14 195 (25.06%) Git (software)
15 187 (24.04%) HTML
16 182 (23.39%) Microsoft
17 160 (20.57%) CSS
18 155 (19.92%) Banking
19 149 (19.15%) ASP.NET Web API
20 147 (18.89%) Full Stack Development
21 146 (18.77%) Finance
22 142 (18.25%) Microservices
23 140 (17.99%) Social Skills
24 133 (17.10%) TypeScript
25 132 (16.97%) Scrum
25 132 (16.97%) TDD
26 122 (15.68%) Oracle
27 120 (15.42%) Test Automation
28 119 (15.30%) REST
29 115 (14.78%) React

.NET Framework
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 39 (5.01%) SharePoint
2 31 (3.98%) Confluence
3 24 (3.08%) IIS
4 14 (1.80%) CMS
5 12 (1.54%) Umbraco
6 9 (1.16%) Apache
6 9 (1.16%) Apache Solr
7 7 (0.90%) BizTalk Server
7 7 (0.90%) EPiServer
7 7 (0.90%) WebSphere
8 6 (0.77%) Oracle Coherence
8 6 (0.77%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 4 (0.51%) Moodle
9 4 (0.51%) Totara
10 3 (0.39%) Ethereum
11 2 (0.26%) Camunda
11 2 (0.26%) ColdFusion
11 2 (0.26%) Jupyter
11 2 (0.26%) MQSeries
11 2 (0.26%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 47 (6.04%) Microsoft Excel
2 8 (1.03%) Microsoft Office
3 6 (0.77%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.26%) Chatbot
4 2 (0.26%) InfoPath
4 2 (0.26%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.13%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 23 (2.96%) SunGard Martini
2 14 (1.80%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.39%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.39%) Exchequer
4 2 (0.26%) Dynamics GP
5 1 (0.13%) Cerner Millennium
5 1 (0.13%) Endur
5 1 (0.13%) Magento
5 1 (0.13%) SAP CRM
5 1 (0.13%) SAP Hybris
5 1 (0.13%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 328 (42.16%) Azure
2 48 (6.17%) AWS
3 45 (5.78%) Serverless
4 44 (5.66%) Azure Service Bus
5 39 (5.01%) Azure Cosmos DB
6 38 (4.88%) PaaS
7 37 (4.76%) Azure Active Directory
8 32 (4.11%) Azure Data Factory
9 30 (3.86%) Power Platform
10 29 (3.73%) Azure Functions
11 23 (2.96%) Azure Key Vault
12 22 (2.83%) Dynamics 365
13 20 (2.57%) OpenShift
14 19 (2.44%) NuGet
15 15 (1.93%) GitHub
15 15 (1.93%) SaaS
16 14 (1.80%) Azure Event Grid
17 12 (1.54%) Azure Logic Apps
17 12 (1.54%) Azure Synapse Analytics
18 11 (1.41%) Azure Storage
Communications & Networking
1 25 (3.21%) TCP/IP
2 7 (0.90%) Intranet
3 6 (0.77%) Internet
4 4 (0.51%) Kerberos
5 3 (0.39%) Firewall
5 3 (0.39%) HTTP
6 2 (0.26%) DNS
6 2 (0.26%) SSH
6 2 (0.26%) SSL
7 1 (0.13%) DHCP
7 1 (0.13%) Extranet
7 1 (0.13%) LAN
7 1 (0.13%) Skype
7 1 (0.13%) Software-Defined Networking
7 1 (0.13%) VLAN
7 1 (0.13%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 379 (48.71%) SQL Server
2 52 (6.68%) Azure SQL Database
3 50 (6.43%) Relational Database
4 48 (6.17%) Oracle Database
5 32 (4.11%) NoSQL
6 31 (3.98%) Data Lake
7 24 (3.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 24 (3.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 23 (2.96%) Oracle Database 12c
9 22 (2.83%) Power BI
10 20 (2.57%) MongoDB
10 20 (2.57%) SQL Server 2012
11 19 (2.44%) SQL Server 2016
12 15 (1.93%) Data Warehouse
12 15 (1.93%) Redis
13 13 (1.67%) MySQL
14 12 (1.54%) Big Data
15 10 (1.29%) SQL Server 2008
16 9 (1.16%) Delta Lake
16 9 (1.16%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 195 (25.06%) Git (software)
2 90 (11.57%) Jenkins
3 89 (11.44%) Visual Studio
4 79 (10.15%) TeamCity
5 64 (8.23%) JIRA
6 59 (7.58%) SpecFlow
7 57 (7.33%) NUnit
8 53 (6.81%) Bitbucket
9 46 (5.91%) Selenium
10 43 (5.53%) Team Foundation Server
11 41 (5.27%) Subversion
12 30 (3.86%) Octopus Deploy
13 29 (3.73%) Robot Framework
14 28 (3.60%) Artifactory
14 28 (3.60%) Moq
15 23 (2.96%) CppUnit
15 23 (2.96%) JMeter
15 23 (2.96%) Oracle APEX
15 23 (2.96%) Visual Studio Team System
16 15 (1.93%) Postman
General
1 155 (19.92%) Banking
2 146 (18.77%) Finance
3 140 (17.99%) Social Skills
4 65 (8.35%) Front Office
5 63 (8.10%) Investment Banking
6 51 (6.56%) Analytical Skills
7 20 (2.57%) Public Sector
8 17 (2.19%) Presentation Skills
9 15 (1.93%) Documentation Skills
10 13 (1.67%) Retail
11 12 (1.54%) Marketing
12 10 (1.29%) Back Office
13 8 (1.03%) Games
13 8 (1.03%) Pharmaceutical
14 7 (0.90%) Law
15 6 (0.77%) Billing
16 5 (0.64%) Automotive
17 4 (0.51%) Inclusion and Diversity
17 4 (0.51%) Influencing Skills
18 3 (0.39%) Legal
Job Titles
1 597 (76.74%) Developer
2 331 (42.54%) .NET Developer
3 205 (26.35%) C# Developer
4 121 (15.55%) C# .NET Developer
5 75 (9.64%) Full Stack Developer
6 63 (8.10%) Azure Developer
7 61 (7.84%) Senior Developer
8 52 (6.68%) Software Developer
9 46 (5.91%) Senior .NET Developer
10 44 (5.66%) SQL Developer
11 35 (4.50%) Front Office Developer
12 33 (4.24%) C++ Developer
12 33 (4.24%) Software Engineer
13 28 (3.60%) Consultant
14 27 (3.47%) .NET Software Engineer
14 27 (3.47%) Angular Developer
15 26 (3.34%) C# Software Engineer
16 24 (3.08%) DevOps Engineer
17 23 (2.96%) Architect
17 23 (2.96%) Investment Banking C++ Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 778 (100.00%) .NET
2 289 (37.15%) .NET Core
3 265 (34.06%) Entity Framework
4 254 (32.65%) ASP.NET
5 201 (25.84%) AngularJS
6 187 (24.04%) HTML
7 160 (20.57%) CSS
8 149 (19.15%) ASP.NET Web API
9 119 (15.30%) REST
10 115 (14.78%) React
11 108 (13.88%) RESTful
12 91 (11.70%) ASP.NET Core
13 84 (10.80%) HTML5
14 82 (10.54%) WPF
15 77 (9.90%) Web Services
16 74 (9.51%) WCF
17 73 (9.38%) ASP.NET MVC
18 67 (8.61%) JSON
19 65 (8.35%) jQuery
20 64 (8.23%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 41 (5.27%) Greenfield Project
2 22 (2.83%) Data Protection Act
2 22 (2.83%) Self-Motivation
2 22 (2.83%) User Experience
3 20 (2.57%) Legacy Applications
4 19 (2.44%) Fixed Income
5 18 (2.31%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 17 (2.19%) Data Structures
6 17 (2.19%) Derivative
7 14 (1.80%) Market Risk
8 11 (1.41%) Enterprise Software
8 11 (1.41%) NHS
9 10 (1.29%) Legacy Systems
10 8 (1.03%) Equities
11 7 (0.90%) Robotics
11 7 (0.90%) VLE
12 6 (0.77%) Analytical Mindset
12 6 (0.77%) Biotechnology
12 6 (0.77%) N-Tier
13 5 (0.64%) Cloud Native
Operating Systems
1 106 (13.62%) Windows
2 25 (3.21%) Linux
3 9 (1.16%) Windows Server
4 4 (0.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (0.26%) Unix
5 2 (0.26%) Windows 10
6 1 (0.13%) Android
6 1 (0.13%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.13%) VMS
6 1 (0.13%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.13%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.13%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.13%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 330 (42.42%) Agile Software Development
2 224 (28.79%) DevOps
3 203 (26.09%) MVC
4 147 (18.89%) Full Stack Development
5 142 (18.25%) Microservices
6 132 (16.97%) Scrum
6 132 (16.97%) TDD
7 120 (15.42%) Test Automation
8 109 (14.01%) Unit Testing
9 90 (11.57%) SOLID
10 82 (10.54%) Software Engineering
11 76 (9.77%) Continuous Integration
12 70 (9.00%) OO
13 59 (7.58%) OOP
14 57 (7.33%) Web Development
15 56 (7.20%) SDLC
16 53 (6.81%) Multithreading
17 51 (6.56%) Analytics
18 48 (6.17%) BDD
19 47 (6.04%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 655 (84.19%) C#
2 414 (53.21%) SQL
3 278 (35.73%) JavaScript
4 133 (17.10%) TypeScript
5 95 (12.21%) Python
6 80 (10.28%) Java
7 68 (8.74%) T-SQL
8 60 (7.71%) C++
9 55 (7.07%) PowerShell
10 50 (6.43%) VBA
11 45 (5.78%) PL/SQL
12 40 (5.14%) VB.NET
13 37 (4.76%) VB
14 15 (1.93%) C
15 14 (1.80%) Scala
16 10 (1.29%) ES6
16 10 (1.29%) Java 8
16 10 (1.29%) Ruby
17 8 (1.03%) XAML
18 6 (0.77%) PHP
Qualifications
1 47 (6.04%) Degree
2 40 (5.14%) Security Cleared
3 29 (3.73%) SC Cleared
4 15 (1.93%) ISTQB
5 13 (1.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 11 (1.41%) PhD
7 9 (1.16%) Numerate Degree
8 7 (0.90%) Computer Science Degree
9 4 (0.51%) Microsoft Certification
10 3 (0.39%) BPSS Clearance
10 3 (0.39%) Master's Degree
11 1 (0.13%) A+ Certification
11 1 (0.13%) CCNA
11 1 (0.13%) Cisco Certification
11 1 (0.13%) DV Cleared
11 1 (0.13%) ISEB
11 1 (0.13%) MCSD
11 1 (0.13%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (4.50%) QA
2 7 (0.90%) Accessibility
3 4 (0.51%) HL7
3 4 (0.51%) WCAG
4 1 (0.13%) Def Stans
4 1 (0.13%) DICOM
4 1 (0.13%) GDPR
4 1 (0.13%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.13%) NCSC
System Software
1 110 (14.14%) Docker
2 41 (5.27%) Active Directory
3 4 (0.51%) LXC
4 2 (0.26%) Virtual Desktop
5 1 (0.13%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.13%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.13%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.13%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 85 (10.93%) Kubernetes
2 32 (4.11%) Ansible
3 30 (3.86%) Terraform
4 23 (2.96%) BladeLogic
5 16 (2.06%) Opscode Chef
5 16 (2.06%) Puppet
6 8 (1.03%) MIIS
7 5 (0.64%) Control-M
8 3 (0.39%) Active Directory Federation Services
8 3 (0.39%) ITRS Geneos
9 2 (0.26%) Kibana
10 1 (0.13%) Grafana
10 1 (0.13%) HP Fortify
10 1 (0.13%) logstash
10 1 (0.13%) Mesos
10 1 (0.13%) Microsoft Clustering
10 1 (0.13%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 182 (23.39%) Microsoft
2 122 (15.68%) Oracle
3 25 (3.21%) Telerik
4 23 (2.96%) FIS
4 23 (2.96%) SunGard
5 22 (2.83%) Databricks
6 18 (2.31%) Google
7 8 (1.03%) ESRI
8 7 (0.90%) Blackboard
8 7 (0.90%) Citrix
8 7 (0.90%) IBM
9 6 (0.77%) Automation Anywhere
9 6 (0.77%) DevExpress
9 6 (0.77%) Splunk
10 5 (0.64%) BMC
10 5 (0.64%) Xamarin
11 4 (0.51%) Adobe
11 4 (0.51%) hybris
11 4 (0.51%) Salesforce.com
11 4 (0.51%) Sybase