Period
to

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 20 May 2022 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
20 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 34 33 20
Rank change year-on-year -1 -13 -2
Contract jobs citing .NET 4,373 2,811 3,031
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 6.16% 6.10% 6.94%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 22.87% 19.99% 22.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,480 2,099 2,215
10th Percentile £387 £333 £323
25th Percentile £450 £406 £381
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £500 £475
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% +5.26% +2.70%
75th Percentile £688 £625 £575
90th Percentile £775 £700 £663
UK median daily rate £538 £475 £460
% change year-on-year +13.16% +3.26% +2.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 21 16
10th Percentile £20.25 £28.00 £20.50
25th Percentile £35.00 £34.00 £22.75
Median hourly rate £49.00 £44.50 £42.50
Median % change year-on-year +10.11% +4.71% -6.87%
75th Percentile £60.31 £46.00 £51.75
90th Percentile £69.38 £52.25 £52.75
UK median hourly rate £49.00 £40.25 £42.50
% change year-on-year +21.74% -5.29% -5.56%

.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 19,121 14,059 13,279
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 26.94% 30.53% 30.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 14,366 10,156 9,494
10th Percentile £400 £350 £338
25th Percentile £463 £413 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £570 £500 £500
Median % change year-on-year +14.00% - -
75th Percentile £675 £600 £588
90th Percentile £768 £688 £675
UK median daily rate £550 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +10.00% - +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 213 144 117
10th Percentile £22.10 £22.10 £20.50
25th Percentile £35.00 £32.19 £32.50
Median hourly rate £50.00 £47.13 £46.00
Median % change year-on-year +6.10% +2.45% +2.42%
75th Percentile £67.36 £57.63 £54.69
90th Percentile £76.93 £65.54 £66.00
UK median hourly rate £49.99 £45.00 £46.00
% change year-on-year +11.08% -2.17% +4.12%

.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 20 May 2022.

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 20 May 2022.

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 20 May 2022. 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
Jobs
London -10 2,572 £610 +10.91% 657
North of England -5 482 £458 +10.91% 363
South East -1 353 £500 +12.36% 298
North West +1 342 £460 +13.58% 211
Midlands +6 286 £450 +18.03% 242
South West +1 172 £475 +2.70% 159
West Midlands -2 153 £450 +14.29% 164
East Midlands +4 131 £450 +20.00% 77
Yorkshire -12 119 £450 +5.88% 106
East of England -15 84 £500 +19.40% 122
North East -5 22 £475 +8.57% 48
.NET
UK

For the 6 months to 20 May 2022, 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 3,160 (72.26%) C#
2 1,930 (44.13%) Azure
3 1,656 (37.87%) Agile
4 1,484 (33.94%) SQL
5 1,238 (28.31%) JavaScript
6 1,200 (27.44%) SQL Server
7 1,160 (26.53%) DevOps
8 1,066 (24.38%) .NET Core
9 995 (22.75%) Microsoft
10 906 (20.72%) .NET Framework
11 903 (20.65%) Microservices
12 890 (20.35%) ASP.NET
12 890 (20.35%) Finance
13 792 (18.11%) CI/CD
14 739 (16.90%) HTML
15 733 (16.76%) AngularJS
16 709 (16.21%) Software Engineering
17 692 (15.82%) TDD
18 679 (15.53%) AWS
19 667 (15.25%) Social Skills
20 632 (14.45%) React
21 619 (14.16%) CSS
22 601 (13.74%) Full Stack Development
23 600 (13.72%) Git (software)
24 595 (13.61%) MVC
25 573 (13.10%) Scrum
26 526 (12.03%) Kubernetes
27 522 (11.94%) Java
28 514 (11.75%) Windows
29 502 (11.48%) Test Automation

.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
1 185 (4.23%) SharePoint
2 110 (2.52%) Confluence
3 81 (1.85%) BizTalk Server
4 72 (1.65%) CMS
5 68 (1.55%) IIS
6 44 (1.01%) Elasticsearch
7 39 (0.89%) Umbraco
8 28 (0.64%) Apache
9 19 (0.43%) EPiServer
10 17 (0.39%) MQSeries
10 17 (0.39%) Sitecore CMS
11 16 (0.37%) nginx
11 16 (0.37%) Sitefinity
11 16 (0.37%) Tomcat
11 16 (0.37%) WebSphere
12 13 (0.30%) SharePoint 2013
13 12 (0.27%) Oracle Coherence
14 11 (0.25%) Apache Spark
15 10 (0.23%) WebLogic
16 8 (0.18%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 76 (1.74%) Microsoft Excel
2 28 (0.64%) Microsoft Office
3 24 (0.55%) Spreadsheet
4 10 (0.23%) MS Visio
5 9 (0.21%) Microsoft Project
6 6 (0.14%) InfoPath
6 6 (0.14%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 5 (0.11%) Simulink
8 3 (0.069%) Adobe XD
9 1 (0.023%) Adobe Illustrator
9 1 (0.023%) Photoshop
9 1 (0.023%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 81 (1.85%) Dynamics CRM
2 20 (0.46%) Dynamics AX
2 20 (0.46%) Endur
3 17 (0.39%) BusinessWorks
4 11 (0.25%) Payment Gateway
4 11 (0.25%) SunGard Martini
5 9 (0.21%) assyst
5 9 (0.21%) RMDS
6 6 (0.14%) thinkFolio
7 5 (0.11%) Primavera
7 5 (0.11%) Refinitiv Enterprise Platform
7 5 (0.11%) Sonata
8 4 (0.091%) Dynamics NAV
9 3 (0.069%) Bloomberg AIM
9 3 (0.069%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
9 3 (0.069%) Teamcenter
10 2 (0.046%) Oracle Cash Management
10 2 (0.046%) Oracle Financials
10 2 (0.046%) Oracle Payables
10 2 (0.046%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 1,930 (44.13%) Azure
2 679 (15.53%) AWS
3 323 (7.39%) Serverless
4 246 (5.63%) Azure Service Bus
5 199 (4.55%) Azure Logic Apps
6 197 (4.50%) Power Platform
7 181 (4.14%) SaaS
8 176 (4.02%) PaaS
9 169 (3.86%) Azure Functions
10 165 (3.77%) Azure Cosmos DB
11 134 (3.06%) GCP
12 123 (2.81%) Dynamics 365
13 118 (2.70%) AWS Lambda
14 99 (2.26%) GitHub
15 98 (2.24%) PowerApps
16 95 (2.17%) IaaS
17 80 (1.83%) Azure Data Factory
18 78 (1.78%) AWS CloudFormation
18 78 (1.78%) Microsoft 365
19 57 (1.30%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 79 (1.81%) TCP/IP
2 43 (0.98%) Firewall
3 38 (0.87%) DNS
4 31 (0.71%) RTMP
5 27 (0.62%) Network Security
6 25 (0.57%) HTTP
7 21 (0.48%) Ethernet
8 20 (0.46%) Internet
9 15 (0.34%) DHCP
10 14 (0.32%) FTP
10 14 (0.32%) IPsec
10 14 (0.32%) SSH
11 10 (0.23%) LAN
11 10 (0.23%) WAN
12 8 (0.18%) SAN
13 7 (0.16%) AMQP
13 7 (0.16%) Intranet
14 6 (0.14%) HTTPS
15 5 (0.11%) SSL
16 4 (0.091%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,200 (27.44%) SQL Server
2 157 (3.59%) Relational Database
3 142 (3.25%) NoSQL
4 134 (3.06%) PostgreSQL
5 129 (2.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 109 (2.49%) Azure SQL Database
7 102 (2.33%) MongoDB
8 95 (2.17%) Power BI
9 93 (2.13%) Oracle Database
10 83 (1.90%) Data Warehouse
11 82 (1.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 80 (1.83%) MySQL
13 68 (1.55%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 46 (1.05%) Data Lake
15 44 (1.01%) Redis
16 39 (0.89%) RDBMS
17 37 (0.85%) Big Data
17 37 (0.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
18 24 (0.55%) Oracle Database 12c
18 24 (0.55%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 600 (13.72%) Git (software)
2 361 (8.26%) JIRA
3 266 (6.08%) Jenkins
4 257 (5.88%) Visual Studio
5 199 (4.55%) TeamCity
6 146 (3.34%) Selenium
7 129 (2.95%) NUnit
8 125 (2.86%) Team Foundation Server
9 124 (2.84%) SpecFlow
10 84 (1.92%) Octopus Deploy
11 82 (1.88%) Visual Studio Team System
12 81 (1.85%) Postman
13 79 (1.81%) Bitbucket
14 75 (1.72%) Moq
15 71 (1.62%) GitLab
16 67 (1.53%) Artifactory
17 65 (1.49%) Cucumber
18 59 (1.35%) JMeter
19 50 (1.14%) Cypress.io
20 49 (1.12%) Subversion
General
1 890 (20.35%) Finance
2 667 (15.25%) Social Skills
3 485 (11.09%) Banking
4 438 (10.02%) Front Office
5 281 (6.43%) Investment Banking
6 247 (5.65%) Analytical Skills
7 201 (4.60%) Public Sector
8 90 (2.06%) Retail
9 77 (1.76%) Back Office
10 74 (1.69%) Presentation Skills
11 65 (1.49%) Games
12 55 (1.26%) Manufacturing
13 48 (1.10%) Legal
14 46 (1.05%) Marketing
15 43 (0.98%) Law
16 39 (0.89%) Telecoms
17 32 (0.73%) Aerospace
17 32 (0.73%) Electronics
18 29 (0.66%) Financial Institution
19 27 (0.62%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 2,752 (62.93%) Developer
2 1,445 (33.04%) .NET Developer
3 782 (17.88%) C# Developer
4 451 (10.31%) C# .NET Developer
5 300 (6.86%) Full Stack Developer
6 291 (6.65%) Software Engineer
7 257 (5.88%) Architect
8 248 (5.67%) Senior Developer
9 241 (5.51%) Azure Developer
10 209 (4.78%) Software Developer
11 171 (3.91%) DevOps Engineer
12 151 (3.45%) Analyst
13 145 (3.32%) .NET Software Engineer
14 130 (2.97%) Solutions Architect
15 128 (2.93%) .NET Software Developer
16 120 (2.74%) Senior .NET Developer
17 119 (2.72%) SQL Developer
18 114 (2.61%) React Developer
19 104 (2.38%) Angular Developer
20 100 (2.29%) Front Office Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,066 (24.38%) .NET Core
2 906 (20.72%) .NET Framework
3 890 (20.35%) ASP.NET
4 739 (16.90%) HTML
5 733 (16.76%) AngularJS
6 632 (14.45%) React
7 619 (14.16%) CSS
8 470 (10.75%) ASP.NET Web API
9 297 (6.79%) REST
10 295 (6.75%) HTML5
11 282 (6.45%) Entity Framework
11 282 (6.45%) Web Services
12 272 (6.22%) Node.js
13 252 (5.76%) RESTful
14 236 (5.40%) WPF
15 233 (5.33%) XML
16 224 (5.12%) jQuery
17 222 (5.08%) ASP.NET MVC
18 211 (4.83%) ASP.NET Core
19 201 (4.60%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 280 (6.40%) Greenfield Project
2 274 (6.27%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 221 (5.05%) User Experience
4 187 (4.28%) Fixed Income
5 158 (3.61%) Derivative
6 121 (2.77%) Cloud Native
6 121 (2.77%) Hedge funds
7 106 (2.42%) Equities
8 84 (1.92%) Legacy Code
9 69 (1.58%) Enterprise Software
10 65 (1.49%) Mobile App
11 63 (1.44%) Legacy Systems
12 51 (1.17%) Data Protection Act
13 50 (1.14%) Data Structures
14 47 (1.07%) NHS
15 40 (0.91%) Algorithms
16 37 (0.85%) Public Cloud
17 33 (0.75%) Self-Motivation
18 25 (0.57%) Credit Risk
18 25 (0.57%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 514 (11.75%) Windows
2 230 (5.26%) Linux
3 93 (2.13%) Unix
4 73 (1.67%) Windows Server
5 37 (0.85%) Apple iOS
6 35 (0.80%) Android
7 30 (0.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 23 (0.53%) Windows 10
9 16 (0.37%) Ubuntu
10 11 (0.25%) Windows XP
11 5 (0.11%) Windows Server 2016
12 3 (0.069%) Windows Server 2012
13 2 (0.046%) AIX
13 2 (0.046%) Mac OS
13 2 (0.046%) Mac OS X
13 2 (0.046%) VMS
14 1 (0.023%) MVS
14 1 (0.023%) Solaris
14 1 (0.023%) SUSE
14 1 (0.023%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,656 (37.87%) Agile
2 1,160 (26.53%) DevOps
3 903 (20.65%) Microservices
4 792 (18.11%) CI/CD
5 709 (16.21%) Software Engineering
6 692 (15.82%) TDD
7 601 (13.74%) Full Stack Development
8 595 (13.61%) MVC
9 573 (13.10%) Scrum
10 502 (11.48%) Test Automation
11 378 (8.64%) OO
12 358 (8.19%) SDLC
13 311 (7.11%) Problem-Solving
14 301 (6.88%) Continuous Integration
15 270 (6.17%) Unit Testing
16 264 (6.04%) Fintech
17 262 (5.99%) Analytics
18 256 (5.85%) BDD
19 243 (5.56%) Migration
20 228 (5.21%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 3,160 (72.26%) C#
2 1,484 (33.94%) SQL
3 1,238 (28.31%) JavaScript
4 522 (11.94%) Java
5 492 (11.25%) TypeScript
6 438 (10.02%) Python
7 335 (7.66%) PowerShell
8 287 (6.56%) T-SQL
9 227 (5.19%) C++
10 208 (4.76%) VB.NET
11 131 (3.00%) Go
12 120 (2.74%) PL/SQL
13 74 (1.69%) VB
14 67 (1.53%) Bash
15 66 (1.51%) C
16 51 (1.17%) VBA
17 48 (1.10%) PHP
18 46 (1.05%) XAML
19 41 (0.94%) Ruby
20 39 (0.89%) Perl
Qualifications
1 284 (6.49%) Security Cleared
2 249 (5.69%) SC Cleared
3 171 (3.91%) Degree
4 58 (1.33%) Computer Science Degree
5 23 (0.53%) BPSS Clearance
6 20 (0.46%) DV Cleared
7 14 (0.32%) Microsoft Certification
8 10 (0.23%) Numerate Degree
9 9 (0.21%) CISSP
10 7 (0.16%) PhD
11 6 (0.14%) Master's Degree
12 5 (0.11%) GIAC
12 5 (0.11%) ISTQB
13 4 (0.091%) CEH
13 4 (0.091%) Cisco Certification
13 4 (0.091%) CSSLP
14 3 (0.069%) CTC Cleared
14 3 (0.069%) HND
14 3 (0.069%) MCAD
14 3 (0.069%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 221 (5.05%) QA
2 26 (0.59%) Accessibility
3 24 (0.55%) GDPR
4 14 (0.32%) PMO
5 12 (0.27%) Data Quality
5 12 (0.27%) WCAG
6 11 (0.25%) MiFID
7 9 (0.21%) SLA
8 8 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 27005
9 5 (0.11%) EMIR
10 4 (0.091%) Actionable Recommendations
10 4 (0.091%) PCI DSS
11 3 (0.069%) GRC
12 2 (0.046%) HL7
12 2 (0.046%) ISO 20022
12 2 (0.046%) NCSC
13 1 (0.023%) DICOM
13 1 (0.023%) HIPAA
13 1 (0.023%) ISO/IEC 27001
13 1 (0.023%) Section 508
System Software
1 436 (9.97%) Docker
2 90 (2.06%) Active Directory
3 28 (0.64%) Virtual Machines
4 19 (0.43%) VMware Infrastructure
5 15 (0.34%) VMware NSX
6 14 (0.32%) vSphere
7 9 (0.21%) Virtual Desktop
8 6 (0.14%) Oracle RAC
9 4 (0.091%) Hyper-V
9 4 (0.091%) LXC
10 3 (0.069%) VMware ESXi
11 2 (0.046%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 2 (0.046%) Virtual Servers
12 1 (0.023%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 526 (12.03%) Kubernetes
2 251 (5.74%) Terraform
3 147 (3.36%) Ansible
4 54 (1.23%) Grafana
5 45 (1.03%) Opscode Chef
6 43 (0.98%) Puppet
7 40 (0.91%) Prometheus
8 29 (0.66%) BladeLogic
9 19 (0.43%) Kibana
10 17 (0.39%) MIIS
11 15 (0.34%) PowerCLI
11 15 (0.34%) vRealize
12 12 (0.27%) Nagios
12 12 (0.27%) Single Sign-On
12 12 (0.27%) WMI
13 11 (0.25%) Salt
13 11 (0.25%) vRealize Orchestrator
14 9 (0.21%) ITRS Geneos
15 7 (0.16%) Control-M
15 7 (0.16%) HP Fortify
Vendors
1 995 (22.75%) Microsoft
2 399 (9.12%) Oracle
3 98 (2.24%) SAP
4 88 (2.01%) TIBCO
5 86 (1.97%) Google
6 80 (1.83%) Sitecore
7 64 (1.46%) Databricks
8 57 (1.30%) DevExpress
9 42 (0.96%) IBM
10 40 (0.91%) VMware
11 37 (0.85%) Splunk
12 35 (0.80%) Citrix
13 33 (0.75%) Atlassian
14 31 (0.71%) Telerik
15 28 (0.64%) OpenLink
16 26 (0.59%) MuleSoft
17 23 (0.53%) Dynatrace
18 21 (0.48%) ServiceNow
18 21 (0.48%) Xamarin
19 20 (0.46%) Charles River