Period
to 29 September 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in 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 29 September 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)
UK > England
6 months to
29 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 30 20 15
Rank change year-on-year -10 -5 +5
Contract jobs citing .NET 1,512 5,830 7,818
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 5.84% 7.38% 8.41%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 18.43% 23.43% 23.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,236 4,576 6,084
Median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £313 £325 £313
90th Percentile £688 £625 £625
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 56 56
Median hourly rate £35.00 £43.75 £43.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.00% +1.74% +1.18%
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £43.50 £43.00
% change year-on-year -19.54% +1.16% +1.18%

.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 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 8,203 24,879 33,008
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 31.70% 31.50% 35.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,551 17,495 23,531
Median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £315 £340 £325
90th Percentile £694 £650 £638
UK median daily rate £495 £495 £475
% change year-on-year - +4.21% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 120 258 315
Median hourly rate £35.00 £45.00 £42.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.22% +7.14% +5.00%
10th Percentile £23.40 £18.20 £15.24
90th Percentile £55.00 £66.13 £58.75
Median hourly rate £35.00 £44.00 £41.69
% change year-on-year -20.45% +5.55% +4.22%

.NET
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for .NET in England

.NET
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Daily rate trend for .NET in England

.NET
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing .NET in England over the 6 months to 29 September 2020.

Daily rate histogram for .NET in England

.NET
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Hourly rate trend for .NET in England

.NET
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing .NET in England over the 6 months to 29 September 2020.

Hourly rate histogram for .NET in England

.NET
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 within the England region over the 6 months to 29 September 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
London -2 912 £525 +5.00% 407
North of England -24 158 £375 -5.96% 416
South East -25 153 £450 +2.86% 328
Midlands -10 126 £375 -9.09% 254
North West -21 99 £375 -4.76% 256
South West -23 81 £410 -3.53% 147
West Midlands -7 79 £425 -5.56% 150
East of England -14 57 £420 -1.18% 113
East Midlands -6 42 £350 -9.09% 103
Yorkshire -28 38 £350 -7.89% 118
North East +8 21 £450 +5.88% 42
.NET
UK

For the 6 months to 29 September 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 England region with a requirement for .NET.

1 1,062 (70.24%) C#
2 636 (42.06%) Azure
3 598 (39.55%) Agile Software Development
4 539 (35.65%) SQL
5 523 (34.59%) JavaScript
6 452 (29.89%) SQL Server
7 433 (28.64%) ASP.NET
8 378 (25.00%) Microsoft
9 369 (24.40%) .NET Core
10 342 (22.62%) DevOps
11 337 (22.29%) AngularJS
12 317 (20.97%) HTML
13 314 (20.77%) Finance
14 298 (19.71%) Microservices
15 273 (18.06%) .NET Framework
16 272 (17.99%) React
17 254 (16.80%) Java
18 251 (16.60%) CSS
19 237 (15.67%) AWS
20 218 (14.42%) Web Services
21 208 (13.76%) MVC
22 196 (12.96%) TDD
23 193 (12.76%) Git (software)
24 185 (12.24%) Python
25 184 (12.17%) ASP.NET Web API
26 182 (12.04%) Docker
27 177 (11.71%) Windows
28 175 (11.57%) Scrum
29 170 (11.24%) Software Engineering
30 169 (11.18%) Front Office

.NET
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
1 121 (8.00%) SharePoint
2 61 (4.03%) IIS
3 48 (3.17%) Confluence
4 30 (1.98%) CMS
5 28 (1.85%) Umbraco
6 25 (1.65%) NServiceBus
7 15 (0.99%) BizTalk Server
7 15 (0.99%) Elasticsearch
8 12 (0.79%) Apache Spark
9 10 (0.66%) EPiServer
10 9 (0.60%) Apache
11 8 (0.53%) Sitecore CMS
11 8 (0.53%) Skype for Business
12 6 (0.40%) nginx
12 6 (0.40%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 6 (0.40%) SharePoint 2013
12 6 (0.40%) Tomcat
13 5 (0.33%) Apache Solr
14 4 (0.26%) DNN
14 4 (0.26%) WordPress
Applications
1 34 (2.25%) Microsoft Excel
2 20 (1.32%) Microsoft Office
3 14 (0.93%) InfoPath
3 14 (0.93%) Photoshop
4 9 (0.60%) Acrobat
5 7 (0.46%) Chatbot
5 7 (0.46%) MS Visio
6 4 (0.26%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 2 (0.13%) Adobe XD
7 2 (0.13%) Sketch
8 1 (0.066%) InVision
8 1 (0.066%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 57 (3.77%) Dynamics CRM
2 13 (0.86%) Dynamics AX
3 10 (0.66%) SunGard Martini
4 6 (0.40%) Dynamics NAV
4 6 (0.40%) Visualfiles
5 4 (0.26%) Distributed Ledger
5 4 (0.26%) Oracle Applications
5 4 (0.26%) Teamcenter
6 3 (0.20%) Endur
6 3 (0.20%) Sage 200
7 2 (0.13%) Advent Geneva
7 2 (0.13%) Aligne
7 2 (0.13%) Oracle BPM
7 2 (0.13%) Oracle ERP
7 2 (0.13%) Orchestrade
7 2 (0.13%) RMDS
7 2 (0.13%) Siebel CRM
7 2 (0.13%) SmartPlant
8 1 (0.066%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
8 1 (0.066%) Sage X3
Cloud Services
1 636 (42.06%) Azure
2 237 (15.67%) AWS
3 80 (5.29%) Power Platform
4 79 (5.22%) Serverless
5 63 (4.17%) GCP
6 50 (3.31%) Dynamics 365
6 50 (3.31%) PaaS
7 43 (2.84%) AWS Lambda
7 43 (2.84%) Logic Apps
8 35 (2.31%) Office 365
8 35 (2.31%) SaaS
9 34 (2.25%) Azure Functions
10 33 (2.18%) GitHub
11 32 (2.12%) OpenShift
12 31 (2.05%) Azure Data Factory
13 22 (1.46%) Amazon EC2
13 22 (1.46%) Amazon S3
13 22 (1.46%) IaaS
13 22 (1.46%) PowerApps
14 19 (1.26%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 41 (2.71%) Firewall
2 39 (2.58%) Internet
3 26 (1.72%) WAN
4 25 (1.65%) Intranet
5 24 (1.59%) VPN
6 21 (1.39%) DMZ
6 21 (1.39%) DNS
6 21 (1.39%) Wireless
7 19 (1.26%) HTTP
8 17 (1.12%) Skype
9 14 (0.93%) DHCP
10 12 (0.79%) Kerberos
10 12 (0.79%) TCP/IP
11 6 (0.40%) FTP
11 6 (0.40%) PBX
11 6 (0.40%) Remote Desktop
12 5 (0.33%) Ethernet
12 5 (0.33%) Reverse Proxy
13 4 (0.26%) SNMP
13 4 (0.26%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 452 (29.89%) SQL Server
2 92 (6.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 80 (5.29%) NoSQL
4 75 (4.96%) MongoDB
5 70 (4.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 60 (3.97%) Data Warehouse
7 58 (3.84%) Power BI
8 47 (3.11%) Azure SQL Database
8 47 (3.11%) Relational Database
9 43 (2.84%) Big Data
9 43 (2.84%) PostgreSQL
10 37 (2.45%) Oracle Database
11 36 (2.38%) Redis
12 33 (2.18%) Cosmos DB
13 31 (2.05%) MySQL
14 28 (1.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 23 (1.52%) SQL Server 2008
16 22 (1.46%) SQL Server 2017
17 20 (1.32%) Amazon RDS
18 19 (1.26%) Data Lake
Development Applications
1 193 (12.76%) Git (software)
2 124 (8.20%) Visual Studio
3 87 (5.75%) Jenkins
4 82 (5.42%) Team Foundation Server
5 79 (5.22%) JIRA
6 61 (4.03%) TeamCity
7 58 (3.84%) Selenium
8 50 (3.31%) Octopus Deploy
9 47 (3.11%) SpecFlow
10 40 (2.65%) Subversion
11 37 (2.45%) Visual Studio Team System
12 36 (2.38%) NUnit
13 30 (1.98%) Bitbucket
14 21 (1.39%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 18 (1.19%) MSTest
16 16 (1.06%) Oracle APEX
17 15 (0.99%) webpack
18 13 (0.86%) Sonatype Nexus
18 13 (0.86%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
19 12 (0.79%) Jasmine
General
1 314 (20.77%) Finance
2 169 (11.18%) Front Office
3 157 (10.38%) Banking
4 83 (5.49%) Investment Banking
5 70 (4.63%) Public Sector
6 35 (2.31%) Back Office
7 31 (2.05%) Marketing
8 18 (1.19%) Law
9 17 (1.12%) Telecoms
10 12 (0.79%) Retail
11 11 (0.73%) Publishing
12 10 (0.66%) Military
13 8 (0.53%) Advertising
13 8 (0.53%) Legal
13 8 (0.53%) Manufacturing
14 7 (0.46%) Financial Institution
15 6 (0.40%) Aerospace
15 6 (0.40%) Police
16 5 (0.33%) Pharmaceutical
17 4 (0.26%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 971 (64.22%) Developer
2 466 (30.82%) .NET Developer
3 280 (18.52%) C# Developer
4 137 (9.06%) C# .NET Developer
5 115 (7.61%) Azure Developer
6 108 (7.14%) Full Stack Developer
7 90 (5.95%) Architect
8 89 (5.89%) Senior Developer
9 84 (5.56%) React Developer
9 84 (5.56%) SQL Developer
10 73 (4.83%) Software Engineer
11 70 (4.63%) AWS Engineer
12 60 (3.97%) ASP.NET Developer
13 53 (3.51%) Angular Developer
14 49 (3.24%) Analyst
14 49 (3.24%) DevOps Engineer
15 48 (3.17%) .NET Software Engineer
16 47 (3.11%) Consultant
16 47 (3.11%) Software Developer
17 46 (3.04%) JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 433 (28.64%) ASP.NET
2 369 (24.40%) .NET Core
3 337 (22.29%) AngularJS
4 317 (20.97%) HTML
5 273 (18.06%) .NET Framework
6 272 (17.99%) React
7 251 (16.60%) CSS
8 218 (14.42%) Web Services
9 184 (12.17%) ASP.NET Web API
10 135 (8.93%) HTML5
11 134 (8.86%) ASP.NET Core
12 124 (8.20%) Entity Framework
13 119 (7.87%) REST
14 113 (7.47%) jQuery
15 110 (7.28%) RESTful
16 104 (6.88%) XML
17 85 (5.62%) ASP.NET MVC
18 84 (5.56%) Node.js
19 82 (5.42%) Vue.js
20 78 (5.16%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 109 (7.21%) Derivative
2 98 (6.48%) Fixed Income
3 85 (5.62%) Greenfield Project
4 83 (5.49%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 77 (5.09%) Hedge funds
6 76 (5.03%) Analytical Skills
7 75 (4.96%) Equities
8 65 (4.30%) User Experience
9 39 (2.58%) Self-Motivation
10 32 (2.12%) Data Centre
11 27 (1.79%) PKI
12 25 (1.65%) Blog
12 25 (1.65%) Mobile App
13 20 (1.32%) Management Information System
14 18 (1.19%) Private Cloud
15 16 (1.06%) Cloud Native
15 16 (1.06%) NHS
15 16 (1.06%) Robotics
16 15 (0.99%) Data Structures
16 15 (0.99%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 177 (11.71%) Windows
2 85 (5.62%) Linux
3 41 (2.71%) Windows Server
4 22 (1.46%) Apple iOS
4 22 (1.46%) Windows Server 2012
5 19 (1.26%) Android
6 17 (1.12%) Windows Server 2016
7 10 (0.66%) Unix
8 4 (0.26%) CentOS
8 4 (0.26%) Oracle Linux
9 3 (0.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (0.20%) Windows 10
9 3 (0.20%) Windows Server 2008
10 2 (0.13%) AIX
10 2 (0.13%) HPUX
10 2 (0.13%) Mac OS X
10 2 (0.13%) Solaris
10 2 (0.13%) Ubuntu
10 2 (0.13%) VMS
10 2 (0.13%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 598 (39.55%) Agile Software Development
2 342 (22.62%) DevOps
3 298 (19.71%) Microservices
4 208 (13.76%) MVC
5 196 (12.96%) TDD
6 175 (11.57%) Scrum
7 170 (11.24%) Software Engineering
8 163 (10.78%) Migration
9 139 (9.19%) Test Automation
10 118 (7.80%) Problem-Solving
11 110 (7.28%) Fintech
12 107 (7.08%) Unit Testing
13 105 (6.94%) Asset Management
14 96 (6.35%) Business Intelligence
14 96 (6.35%) Continuous Integration
15 88 (5.82%) OO
15 88 (5.82%) Web Development
16 87 (5.75%) BDD
17 83 (5.49%) SDLC
18 80 (5.29%) Investment Management
Programming Languages
1 1,062 (70.24%) C#
2 539 (35.65%) SQL
3 523 (34.59%) JavaScript
4 254 (16.80%) Java
5 185 (12.24%) Python
6 147 (9.72%) PowerShell
7 101 (6.68%) T-SQL
8 88 (5.82%) TypeScript
9 75 (4.96%) VB.NET
10 74 (4.89%) C++
11 27 (1.79%) PHP
11 27 (1.79%) VB
11 27 (1.79%) VBA
12 25 (1.65%) VBScript
13 24 (1.59%) PL/SQL
14 21 (1.39%) Kotlin
15 20 (1.32%) Bash Shell
16 16 (1.06%) C
16 16 (1.06%) Shell Script
17 14 (0.93%) VB6
Qualifications
1 109 (7.21%) Security Cleared
2 88 (5.82%) SC Cleared
3 80 (5.29%) Degree
4 30 (1.98%) Master's Degree
5 27 (1.79%) DV Cleared
6 24 (1.59%) Computer Science Degree
7 20 (1.32%) CISSP
8 18 (1.19%) Microsoft Certification
9 11 (0.73%) BPSS Clearance
10 10 (0.66%) TOGAF Certification
11 5 (0.33%) MCSD
12 4 (0.26%) ISTQB
13 3 (0.20%) AWS Certification
13 3 (0.20%) MCITP
13 3 (0.20%) MCPD
14 2 (0.13%) CESG Certified Professional
14 2 (0.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 2 (0.13%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 2 (0.13%) MCAD
14 2 (0.13%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 59 (3.90%) QA
2 8 (0.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 8 (0.53%) NIST
3 7 (0.46%) GDPR
4 6 (0.40%) Solvency II
5 3 (0.20%) Government Security Classifications
5 3 (0.20%) SLA
5 3 (0.20%) WCAG
6 2 (0.13%) Data Quality
6 2 (0.13%) FINREP
6 2 (0.13%) HL7
6 2 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 1 (0.066%) COBIT
7 1 (0.066%) COREP
7 1 (0.066%) COSO
7 1 (0.066%) EMIR
7 1 (0.066%) MiFID
7 1 (0.066%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.066%) SNOMED CT
7 1 (0.066%) WAI
System Software
1 182 (12.04%) Docker
2 71 (4.70%) Active Directory
3 19 (1.26%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (0.33%) Hyper-V
5 4 (0.26%) NFS
6 3 (0.20%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (0.13%) LXC
7 2 (0.13%) Virtual Servers
7 2 (0.13%) VMware NSX
7 2 (0.13%) vSphere
7 2 (0.13%) Xen
8 1 (0.066%) Citrix Hypervisor
8 1 (0.066%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (0.066%) NDS
8 1 (0.066%) Virtual Desktop
8 1 (0.066%) VMware Workstation
8 1 (0.066%) XenApp
8 1 (0.066%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 121 (8.00%) Kubernetes
2 50 (3.31%) Ansible
3 47 (3.11%) Terraform
4 20 (1.32%) Puppet
5 18 (1.19%) Single Sign-On
6 12 (0.79%) Opscode Chef
7 11 (0.73%) Grafana
8 8 (0.53%) Prometheus
9 7 (0.46%) HP ALM
9 7 (0.46%) Packer
10 6 (0.40%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 6 (0.40%) FortiGate
10 6 (0.40%) HP Fortify
11 5 (0.33%) Kibana
12 4 (0.26%) Oracle ZFS
12 4 (0.26%) SCCM
13 3 (0.20%) Data Guard
13 3 (0.20%) Microsoft Clustering
13 3 (0.20%) Microsoft Intune
14 2 (0.13%) PowerCLI
Vendors
1 378 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 87 (5.75%) Oracle
3 49 (3.24%) Databricks
4 36 (2.38%) Google
5 29 (1.92%) Atlassian
6 27 (1.79%) SAP
7 23 (1.52%) Xamarin
8 22 (1.46%) StreamSets
9 20 (1.32%) VMware
10 19 (1.26%) Adobe
10 19 (1.26%) Cisco
11 18 (1.19%) DevExpress
11 18 (1.19%) Sitecore
12 17 (1.12%) Tableau
13 16 (1.06%) CyberArk
14 13 (0.86%) IFS
15 11 (0.73%) Salesforce.com
16 10 (0.66%) Blue Prism
16 10 (0.66%) FIS
16 10 (0.66%) SunGard