Period
to 24 June 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 24 June 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
24 Jun 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 259 210 188
Rank change year-on-year -49 -22 +2
Contract jobs citing .NET Framework 509 462 1,285
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 1.00% 1.24% 1.55%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 3.30% 3.98% 4.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 371 322 963
10th Percentile £335 £313 £325
25th Percentile £406 £350 £370
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £475 £425 £450
Median % change year-on-year +11.76% -5.56% +8.11%
75th Percentile £638 £500 £525
90th Percentile £750 £600 £600
UK median daily rate £475 £425 £450
% change year-on-year +11.76% -5.56% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 1 12
10th Percentile £36.03 " £36.24
25th Percentile £36.63 " £40.13
Median hourly rate £45.00 £45.00 £46.25
Median % change year-on-year - -2.70% -0.36%
75th Percentile £47.38 " £52.17
90th Percentile £50.00 " £57.42
UK median hourly rate £44.75 £42.75 £45.00
% change year-on-year +4.68% -5.00% -3.05%

.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 15,412 11,595 27,022
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 30.42% 31.19% 32.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 11,082 8,351 19,290
10th Percentile £353 £340 £340
25th Percentile £418 £413 £408
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £510 £500 £500
Median % change year-on-year +2.00% - +5.26%
75th Percentile £610 £600 £575
90th Percentile £700 £675 £650
UK median daily rate £500 £500 £490
% change year-on-year - +2.04% +4.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 155 98 245
10th Percentile £18.88 £20.50 £17.45
25th Percentile £27.75 £31.25 £27.75
Median hourly rate £45.00 £46.50 £45.00
Median % change year-on-year -3.23% +3.33% +7.14%
75th Percentile £56.50 £57.88 £53.75
90th Percentile £66.30 £66.83 £60.00
UK median hourly rate £45.00 £46.40 £44.50
% change year-on-year -3.02% +4.27% +7.09%

.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 24 June 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 24 June 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 24 June 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 +2 295 £580 +16.58% 184
North of England +27 68 £423 +12.67% 148
South East -41 62 £389 -5.65% 153
North West +25 43 £405 +3.85% 83
Midlands -51 24 £360 +2.86% 99
East of England -13 23 £413 -2.94% 35
Yorkshire +9 19 £428 +22.14% 50
South West -23 18 £425 +3.66% 53
East Midlands -13 12 £325 +1.56% 41
West Midlands -47 12 £450 +18.42% 57
North East +14 6 £470 +25.33% 15
.NET Framework
UK

For the 6 months to 24 June 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.

1 509 (100.00%) .NET
2 394 (77.41%) C#
3 251 (49.31%) SQL
4 219 (43.03%) Agile Software Development
5 209 (41.06%) Azure
6 205 (40.28%) SQL Server
7 193 (37.92%) .NET Core
8 186 (36.54%) JavaScript
9 156 (30.65%) ASP.NET
10 143 (28.09%) Entity Framework
11 138 (27.11%) MVC
12 129 (25.34%) AngularJS
13 125 (24.56%) DevOps
14 122 (23.97%) Microsoft
15 116 (22.79%) Git (software)
16 115 (22.59%) HTML
17 109 (21.41%) Banking
18 107 (21.02%) TDD
19 99 (19.45%) CSS
20 88 (17.29%) Social Skills
21 87 (17.09%) Oracle
22 82 (16.11%) Finance
23 81 (15.91%) ASP.NET Web API
24 76 (14.93%) Scrum
25 75 (14.73%) Visual Studio
25 75 (14.73%) Python
25 75 (14.73%) TypeScript
26 74 (14.54%) WPF
27 73 (14.34%) Test Automation
27 73 (14.34%) RESTful

.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 18 (3.54%) IIS
2 10 (1.96%) Apache
3 8 (1.57%) Oracle Coherence
3 8 (1.57%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 7 (1.38%) Confluence
5 6 (1.18%) CMS
5 6 (1.18%) SharePoint
6 4 (0.79%) Apache Solr
6 4 (0.79%) Umbraco
7 3 (0.59%) Apache Spark
7 3 (0.59%) BizTalk Server
7 3 (0.59%) EPiServer
7 3 (0.59%) Ethereum
7 3 (0.59%) WebSphere
8 2 (0.39%) Drupal
8 2 (0.39%) MQSeries
9 1 (0.20%) Apache Airflow
9 1 (0.20%) MS Exchange
9 1 (0.20%) NServiceBus
9 1 (0.20%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 16 (3.14%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (1.18%) Microsoft Office
3 5 (0.98%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.20%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 9 (1.77%) SunGard Martini
2 7 (1.38%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.39%) Exchequer
4 1 (0.20%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.20%) Toggl
Cloud Services
1 209 (41.06%) Azure
2 36 (7.07%) Azure Cosmos DB
3 33 (6.48%) AWS
4 28 (5.50%) Azure Service Bus
4 28 (5.50%) Serverless
5 26 (5.11%) PaaS
6 23 (4.52%) Azure Data Factory
7 21 (4.13%) Azure Functions
8 19 (3.73%) Power Platform
9 13 (2.55%) Azure Active Directory
10 12 (2.36%) Azure Logic Apps
11 10 (1.96%) Azure Storage
11 10 (1.96%) Azure Synapse Analytics
12 9 (1.77%) Dynamics 365
12 9 (1.77%) IaaS
12 9 (1.77%) NuGet
13 8 (1.57%) Azure Service Fabric
13 8 (1.57%) SaaS
14 7 (1.38%) Datadog
15 6 (1.18%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 12 (2.36%) TCP/IP
2 11 (2.16%) Firewall
3 3 (0.59%) DNS
4 2 (0.39%) Internet
4 2 (0.39%) LAN
5 1 (0.20%) DHCP
5 1 (0.20%) Extranet
5 1 (0.20%) Network Security
5 1 (0.20%) Reverse Proxy
5 1 (0.20%) Skype
5 1 (0.20%) Software-Defined Networking
5 1 (0.20%) VLAN
5 1 (0.20%) VPN
5 1 (0.20%) VSAN
5 1 (0.20%) WAN
5 1 (0.20%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 205 (40.28%) SQL Server
2 33 (6.48%) Azure SQL Database
3 31 (6.09%) NoSQL
4 26 (5.11%) Relational Database
5 22 (4.32%) Data Lake
6 21 (4.13%) Data Warehouse
7 18 (3.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 17 (3.34%) SQL Server 2016
9 14 (2.75%) MongoDB
9 14 (2.75%) Power BI
9 14 (2.75%) Redis
9 14 (2.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 12 (2.36%) Oracle Database
11 11 (2.16%) SQL Server 2012
12 9 (1.77%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
12 9 (1.77%) Delta Lake
12 9 (1.77%) MySQL
12 9 (1.77%) Oracle Database 12c
13 7 (1.38%) SQL Server 2008
14 6 (1.18%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 116 (22.79%) Git (software)
2 75 (14.73%) Visual Studio
3 62 (12.18%) Jenkins
4 53 (10.41%) TeamCity
5 34 (6.68%) NUnit
6 33 (6.48%) Team Foundation Server
7 32 (6.29%) JIRA
8 26 (5.11%) Octopus Deploy
8 26 (5.11%) Selenium
9 25 (4.91%) SpecFlow
10 20 (3.93%) Bitbucket
11 19 (3.73%) Subversion
12 16 (3.14%) Robot Framework
13 14 (2.75%) Jasmine
13 14 (2.75%) Moq
14 11 (2.16%) ReSharper
15 10 (1.96%) Karma Test Runner
15 10 (1.96%) Visual Studio Team System
16 9 (1.77%) Artifactory
16 9 (1.77%) CppUnit
General
1 109 (21.41%) Banking
2 88 (17.29%) Social Skills
3 82 (16.11%) Finance
4 57 (11.20%) Front Office
4 57 (11.20%) Investment Banking
5 21 (4.13%) Analytical Skills
6 10 (1.96%) Back Office
6 10 (1.96%) Public Sector
7 8 (1.57%) Documentation Skills
7 8 (1.57%) Pharmaceutical
7 8 (1.57%) Presentation Skills
8 6 (1.18%) Billing
8 6 (1.18%) Marketing
8 6 (1.18%) Retail
9 5 (0.98%) Legal
10 4 (0.79%) Games
11 3 (0.59%) Law
12 2 (0.39%) Automotive
12 2 (0.39%) Influencing Skills
12 2 (0.39%) Organisational Skills
Job Titles
1 376 (73.87%) Developer
2 227 (44.60%) .NET Developer
3 136 (26.72%) C# Developer
4 84 (16.50%) C# .NET Developer
5 55 (10.81%) Senior Developer
6 46 (9.04%) Full Stack Developer
7 39 (7.66%) Senior .NET Developer
8 36 (7.07%) SQL Developer
9 29 (5.70%) Software Developer
10 26 (5.11%) Azure Developer
11 21 (4.13%) Consultant
12 20 (3.93%) Software Engineer
13 18 (3.54%) Java Developer
14 17 (3.34%) Cloud Engineer
14 17 (3.34%) Lead Developer
14 17 (3.34%) Senior Consultant
15 16 (3.14%) .NET Software Engineer
15 16 (3.14%) Front Office Developer
16 15 (2.95%) Agile Developer
16 15 (2.95%) Azure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 509 (100.00%) .NET
2 193 (37.92%) .NET Core
3 156 (30.65%) ASP.NET
4 143 (28.09%) Entity Framework
5 129 (25.34%) AngularJS
6 115 (22.59%) HTML
7 99 (19.45%) CSS
8 81 (15.91%) ASP.NET Web API
9 74 (14.54%) WPF
10 73 (14.34%) RESTful
10 73 (14.34%) Web Services
11 68 (13.36%) React
12 62 (12.18%) WCF
13 59 (11.59%) REST
14 55 (10.81%) ASP.NET Core
15 54 (10.61%) ASP.NET MVC
16 49 (9.63%) jQuery
16 49 (9.63%) WinForms
17 46 (9.04%) JSON
18 42 (8.25%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 38 (7.47%) User Experience
2 27 (5.30%) Greenfield Project
3 23 (4.52%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 15 (2.95%) Data Structures
4 15 (2.95%) Self-Motivation
5 14 (2.75%) Fixed Income
6 12 (2.36%) Data Protection Act
7 11 (2.16%) Derivative
8 9 (1.77%) Enterprise Software
8 9 (1.77%) Management Information System
9 8 (1.57%) Enterprise Cloud
9 8 (1.57%) Mobile App
9 8 (1.57%) NHS
10 6 (1.18%) Biotechnology
11 5 (0.98%) Algorithms
11 5 (0.98%) Hedge funds
11 5 (0.98%) Robotics
12 4 (0.79%) Analytical Mindset
12 4 (0.79%) Virtual Team
13 3 (0.59%) Cloud Native
Operating Systems
1 62 (12.18%) Windows
2 25 (4.91%) Linux
3 12 (2.36%) Android
4 10 (1.96%) Apple iOS
5 5 (0.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (0.79%) Windows 10
7 3 (0.59%) Windows Server
8 1 (0.20%) CentOS
8 1 (0.20%) Solaris
8 1 (0.20%) SUSE
8 1 (0.20%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.20%) Unix
8 1 (0.20%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.20%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.20%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.20%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 219 (43.03%) Agile Software Development
2 138 (27.11%) MVC
3 125 (24.56%) DevOps
4 107 (21.02%) TDD
5 76 (14.93%) Scrum
6 73 (14.34%) Test Automation
7 72 (14.15%) Microservices
8 60 (11.79%) Software Engineering
9 56 (11.00%) Unit Testing
10 50 (9.82%) Continuous Integration
11 40 (7.86%) Web Development
12 39 (7.66%) Multithreading
13 37 (7.27%) OO
14 33 (6.48%) Computer Science
14 33 (6.48%) Migration
15 31 (6.09%) MVVM
15 31 (6.09%) SOLID
16 28 (5.50%) SDLC
17 27 (5.30%) Analytics
18 26 (5.11%) Infrastructure as Code
Programming Languages
1 394 (77.41%) C#
2 251 (49.31%) SQL
3 186 (36.54%) JavaScript
4 75 (14.73%) Python
4 75 (14.73%) TypeScript
5 59 (11.59%) Java
6 45 (8.84%) T-SQL
7 40 (7.86%) PowerShell
8 34 (6.68%) PL/SQL
9 28 (5.50%) C++
10 18 (3.54%) VB
10 18 (3.54%) VB.NET
10 18 (3.54%) VBA
11 15 (2.95%) ES6
12 14 (2.75%) Scala
13 7 (1.38%) XAML
14 6 (1.18%) Ruby
15 5 (0.98%) Java 8
16 3 (0.59%) C++/CLI
16 3 (0.59%) XPath
Qualifications
1 27 (5.30%) Degree
2 19 (3.73%) Security Cleared
3 13 (2.55%) PhD
4 9 (1.77%) SC Cleared
5 6 (1.18%) Computer Science Degree
6 5 (0.98%) Numerate Degree
7 4 (0.79%) ISTQB
7 4 (0.79%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 2 (0.39%) BPSS Clearance
8 2 (0.39%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.20%) A+ Certification
9 1 (0.20%) CCNA
9 1 (0.20%) CISA
9 1 (0.20%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (0.20%) CISM
9 1 (0.20%) CISSP
9 1 (0.20%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.20%) ISSAP
9 1 (0.20%) ISSEP
9 1 (0.20%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (3.34%) QA
2 9 (1.77%) NIST
3 2 (0.39%) Accessibility
4 1 (0.20%) COBIT
4 1 (0.20%) Def Stans
4 1 (0.20%) HL7
4 1 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.20%) NCSC
System Software
1 46 (9.04%) Docker
2 19 (3.73%) Active Directory
3 7 (1.38%) Hyper-V
4 3 (0.59%) Virtual Desktop
5 2 (0.39%) LXC
6 1 (0.20%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.20%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.20%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (0.20%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 43 (8.45%) Kubernetes
2 25 (4.91%) Terraform
3 24 (4.72%) Ansible
4 12 (2.36%) Puppet
5 11 (2.16%) Opscode Chef
6 9 (1.77%) BladeLogic
7 5 (0.98%) MIIS
8 3 (0.59%) Control-M
9 1 (0.20%) Active Directory Federation Services
9 1 (0.20%) Data Guard
9 1 (0.20%) HP Fortify
9 1 (0.20%) Mesos
9 1 (0.20%) Microsoft Clustering
9 1 (0.20%) Packer
9 1 (0.20%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 122 (23.97%) Microsoft
2 87 (17.09%) Oracle
3 20 (3.93%) DevExpress
4 17 (3.34%) Databricks
5 16 (3.14%) Google
6 14 (2.75%) Telerik
7 9 (1.77%) FIS
7 9 (1.77%) SunGard
7 9 (1.77%) Xamarin
8 7 (1.38%) Salesforce.com
9 5 (0.98%) Automation Anywhere
10 4 (0.79%) ESRI
11 3 (0.59%) BMC
11 3 (0.59%) DocuSign
11 3 (0.59%) hybris
11 3 (0.59%) Perforce
11 3 (0.59%) Sitecore
11 3 (0.59%) Sybase
11 3 (0.59%) TIBCO
11 3 (0.59%) Workday