Period
to 27 May 2018

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 27 May 2018 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
27 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 18 17 21
Rank change year-on-year -1 +4 -5
Contract jobs citing .NET 7,192 6,458 7,366
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 7.81% 7.67% 7.56%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 23.49% 23.87% 26.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,375 4,682 5,415
England median daily rate £438 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.38% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £310 £275 £281
90th Percentile £619 £588 £588
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 83 90
England median hourly rate £45.00 £43.00 £37.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.65% +15.44% +9.56%
10th Percentile £24.60 £21.50 £11.00
90th Percentile £54.50 £56.88 £63.09
UK median hourly rate £45.00 £42.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +5.88% +13.33% +10.29%

.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 30,620 27,054 28,126
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 33.25% 32.15% 28.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 21,757 18,786 19,847
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £313 £305 £288
90th Percentile £625 £613 £600
UK median daily rate £475 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +8.57% +2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 325 334 405
England median hourly rate £42.27 £41.00 £38.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.09% +7.89% +8.57%
10th Percentile £17.35 £18.75 £14.50
90th Percentile £61.00 £53.93 £57.00
UK median hourly rate £42.27 £40.38 £37.50
% change year-on-year +4.67% +7.68% +7.14%

.NET
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for .NET in England

.NET
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing .NET in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for .NET in England

.NET
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing .NET in England over the 6 months to 27 May 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for .NET in England

.NET
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing .NET in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for .NET in England

.NET
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing .NET in England over the 6 months to 27 May 2018.

Contractor 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 27 May 2018. 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 +3 3,528 £500 +5.26% 1,000
North of England +1 1,153 £375 +7.14% 741
South East -11 1,036 £400 +6.67% 713
Midlands -1 709 £400 +14.29% 492
North West +2 596 £375 +8.70% 403
South West +4 521 £375 +4.17% 279
Yorkshire +2 477 £375 +10.29% 280
West Midlands +3 428 £400 +14.29% 272
East Midlands -3 274 £375 +10.29% 215
East of England -18 261 £388 +3.33% 262
North East -18 83 £325 -7.14% 58
.NET
UK

For the 6 months to 27 May 2018, 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 5,442 (75.67%) C#
2 3,291 (45.76%) Agile Software Development
3 2,832 (39.38%) SQL Server
4 2,569 (35.72%) SQL
5 2,508 (34.87%) ASP.NET
6 2,496 (34.71%) JavaScript
7 2,355 (32.74%) MVC
8 1,825 (25.38%) HTML
9 1,700 (23.64%) Microsoft
10 1,657 (23.04%) Microsoft Azure
11 1,614 (22.44%) TDD
12 1,576 (21.91%) CSS
12 1,576 (21.91%) AngularJS
13 1,470 (20.44%) Finance
14 1,331 (18.51%) ASP.NET Web API
15 1,330 (18.49%) .NET Framework
16 1,223 (17.01%) ASP.NET MVC
17 996 (13.85%) Scrum
18 981 (13.64%) Web Services
19 903 (12.56%) jQuery
20 826 (11.48%) Java
21 814 (11.32%) DevOps
22 799 (11.11%) Windows
23 795 (11.05%) WCF
24 775 (10.78%) Continuous Integration
25 773 (10.75%) Visual Studio
26 772 (10.73%) BDD
27 760 (10.57%) Microservices
28 756 (10.51%) Git (software)
29 726 (10.09%) Amazon AWS

.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
1 307 (4.27%) CMS
2 271 (3.77%) IIS
3 193 (2.68%) SharePoint
4 165 (2.29%) Elasticsearch
5 143 (1.99%) Umbraco
6 142 (1.97%) NServiceBus
7 130 (1.81%) Confluence
8 112 (1.56%) Sitecore CMS
9 102 (1.42%) BizTalk Server
10 64 (0.89%) Apache
11 63 (0.88%) EPiServer
12 55 (0.76%) WebSphere
13 40 (0.56%) Tomcat
14 34 (0.47%) SharePoint 2013
15 33 (0.46%) Apache Solr
16 29 (0.40%) Adobe Experience Manager
17 27 (0.38%) Oracle SOA Suite
18 23 (0.32%) nginx
19 22 (0.31%) Apache Spark
20 21 (0.29%) Kentico
Applications
1 143 (1.99%) Microsoft Excel
2 83 (1.15%) Microsoft Office
3 26 (0.36%) Photoshop
4 24 (0.33%) MS Visio
5 15 (0.21%) Spreadsheet
6 12 (0.17%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 8 (0.11%) InfoPath
8 7 (0.097%) Microsoft Project
9 6 (0.083%) Adobe Illustrator
10 5 (0.070%) Chatbot
10 5 (0.070%) HipChat
10 5 (0.070%) Maya
11 3 (0.042%) Acrobat
11 3 (0.042%) Blender
11 3 (0.042%) NUKE
11 3 (0.042%) SOLIDWORKS
12 2 (0.028%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 2 (0.028%) InDesign
12 2 (0.028%) Pipeline Pilot
13 1 (0.014%) InVision
Business Applications
1 194 (2.70%) Dynamics CRM
2 21 (0.29%) thinkFolio
3 16 (0.22%) Elite 3E
4 15 (0.21%) Dynamics AX
4 15 (0.21%) Dynamics NAV
5 14 (0.19%) Eagle PACE
5 14 (0.19%) Front Arena
6 12 (0.17%) Markit EDM
6 12 (0.17%) SAP S/4HANA
7 9 (0.13%) Magento
8 8 (0.11%) Oracle EBS
9 7 (0.097%) Endur
9 7 (0.097%) SimCorp Dimension
10 6 (0.083%) Bloomberg AIM
10 6 (0.083%) Sage 200
11 5 (0.070%) ION MarketView
11 5 (0.070%) NetSuite
11 5 (0.070%) Payment Gateway
12 4 (0.056%) DELMIA
13 3 (0.042%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 1,657 (23.04%) Microsoft Azure
2 726 (10.09%) Amazon AWS
3 158 (2.20%) PaaS
4 113 (1.57%) Serverless
5 104 (1.45%) Cloud Computing
6 94 (1.31%) GitHub
7 89 (1.24%) SaaS
8 88 (1.22%) Google Cloud Platform
9 81 (1.13%) IaaS
10 75 (1.04%) Dynamics 365
11 56 (0.78%) Office 365
12 51 (0.71%) npm
13 49 (0.68%) Amazon EC2
13 49 (0.68%) NuGet
14 41 (0.57%) AWS Lambda
15 30 (0.42%) Google Analytics
16 28 (0.39%) AWS CloudFormation
17 24 (0.33%) Azure Active Directory
18 19 (0.26%) Amazon S3
19 17 (0.24%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 117 (1.63%) HTTP
2 101 (1.40%) Internet
3 57 (0.79%) TCP/IP
4 47 (0.65%) DNS
5 46 (0.64%) FTP
5 46 (0.64%) SMS
6 43 (0.60%) Firewall
7 41 (0.57%) SSL
8 29 (0.40%) Intranet
9 28 (0.39%) WinSCP
10 26 (0.36%) PuTTY
11 23 (0.32%) AMQP
12 20 (0.28%) SMTP
13 19 (0.26%) DHCP
14 16 (0.22%) IPsec
15 14 (0.19%) DKIM
15 14 (0.19%) DMARC
15 14 (0.19%) HTTPS
16 11 (0.15%) Wireshark
17 10 (0.14%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2,832 (39.38%) SQL Server
2 394 (5.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 349 (4.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 305 (4.24%) NoSQL
5 302 (4.20%) SQL Server 2012
6 276 (3.84%) Relational Database
7 210 (2.92%) MongoDB
8 195 (2.71%) SQL Server 2008
9 180 (2.50%) Data Warehouse
10 169 (2.35%) SQL Server 2016
11 159 (2.21%) Oracle Database
12 143 (1.99%) SQL Server 2014
13 136 (1.89%) MySQL
14 119 (1.65%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 101 (1.40%) RDBMS
16 98 (1.36%) Big Data
17 92 (1.28%) PostgreSQL
18 88 (1.22%) Power BI
19 70 (0.97%) Oracle Database 11g
20 67 (0.93%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 773 (10.75%) Visual Studio
2 756 (10.51%) Git (software)
3 648 (9.01%) Team Foundation Server
4 430 (5.98%) TeamCity
5 385 (5.35%) JIRA
6 338 (4.70%) Octopus Deploy
7 326 (4.53%) NUnit
8 323 (4.49%) Selenium
9 308 (4.28%) Jenkins
10 264 (3.67%) SpecFlow
11 235 (3.27%) Visual Studio Team System
12 139 (1.93%) Subversion
13 95 (1.32%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 91 (1.27%) Cucumber
14 91 (1.27%) MSTest
15 82 (1.14%) Moq
16 80 (1.11%) ReSharper
17 77 (1.07%) Bitbucket
18 75 (1.04%) gulp
19 62 (0.86%) MSBuild
General
1 1,470 (20.44%) Finance
2 671 (9.33%) Banking
3 278 (3.87%) Front Office
4 220 (3.06%) Investment Banking
5 211 (2.93%) Retail
6 132 (1.84%) Marketing
7 107 (1.49%) Advertising
8 106 (1.47%) Law
9 105 (1.46%) Back Office
10 91 (1.27%) Financial Institution
11 65 (0.90%) Games
12 64 (0.89%) Legal
13 49 (0.68%) Manufacturing
14 38 (0.53%) Telecoms
15 26 (0.36%) Automotive
15 26 (0.36%) Electronics
16 18 (0.25%) Publishing
17 16 (0.22%) Retail Banking
18 14 (0.19%) General Ledger
19 12 (0.17%) Billing
Job Titles
1 5,173 (71.93%) Developer
2 2,763 (38.42%) .NET Developer
3 2,098 (29.17%) C# Developer
4 1,233 (17.14%) C# .NET Developer
5 580 (8.06%) Senior Developer
6 534 (7.42%) ASP.NET Developer
7 486 (6.76%) Architect
8 484 (6.73%) Full Stack Developer
9 461 (6.41%) SQL Developer
10 403 (5.60%) C# ASP.NET Developer
11 373 (5.19%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
12 355 (4.94%) Angular Developer
13 322 (4.48%) Software Developer
14 300 (4.17%) Senior .NET Developer
15 270 (3.75%) JavaScript Developer
16 241 (3.35%) Analyst
17 233 (3.24%) Senior C# Developer
18 227 (3.16%) WPF Developer
19 225 (3.13%) Web Developer
20 218 (3.03%) DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2,508 (34.87%) ASP.NET
2 1,825 (25.38%) HTML
3 1,576 (21.91%) AngularJS
3 1,576 (21.91%) CSS
4 1,331 (18.51%) ASP.NET Web API
5 1,330 (18.49%) .NET Framework
6 1,223 (17.01%) ASP.NET MVC
7 981 (13.64%) Web Services
8 903 (12.56%) jQuery
9 795 (11.05%) WCF
10 703 (9.77%) HTML5
11 639 (8.88%) React
12 620 (8.62%) REST
13 588 (8.18%) .NET Core
14 567 (7.88%) Entity Framework
15 550 (7.65%) WPF
16 505 (7.02%) RESTful
17 500 (6.95%) XML
18 442 (6.15%) Node.js
19 400 (5.56%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 491 (6.83%) Greenfield Project
2 364 (5.06%) Analytical Skills
3 258 (3.59%) User Experience
4 218 (3.03%) Fintech
5 213 (2.96%) Enterprise Software
6 187 (2.60%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 184 (2.56%) Computer Science
8 140 (1.95%) Mobile App
9 132 (1.84%) Self-Motivation
10 106 (1.47%) Algorithms
11 104 (1.45%) Fixed Income
12 97 (1.35%) Derivative
13 96 (1.33%) Hedge funds
14 73 (1.02%) Equities
15 70 (0.97%) Client/Server
16 66 (0.92%) Management Information System
17 56 (0.78%) Public Cloud
18 55 (0.76%) N-Tier
19 50 (0.70%) Online Banking
20 49 (0.68%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 799 (11.11%) Windows
2 287 (3.99%) Linux
3 222 (3.09%) Windows Server
4 158 (2.20%) Android
5 140 (1.95%) Apple iOS
6 116 (1.61%) Unix
7 85 (1.18%) Windows Server 2012
8 45 (0.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 33 (0.46%) Windows 10
10 31 (0.43%) Windows Server 2008
11 20 (0.28%) Windows 7
12 13 (0.18%) Windows Server 2003
13 8 (0.11%) Windows Phone
14 7 (0.097%) Nucleus RTOS
14 7 (0.097%) Windows 8
15 6 (0.083%) Windows Embedded Compact
16 5 (0.070%) VMS
16 5 (0.070%) Windows Mobile
16 5 (0.070%) zOS
17 4 (0.056%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 3,291 (45.76%) Agile Software Development
2 2,355 (32.74%) MVC
3 1,614 (22.44%) TDD
4 996 (13.85%) Scrum
5 814 (11.32%) DevOps
6 775 (10.78%) Continuous Integration
7 772 (10.73%) BDD
8 760 (10.57%) Microservices
9 716 (9.96%) Test Automation
10 626 (8.70%) Unit Testing
11 616 (8.57%) E-Commerce
12 596 (8.29%) Web Development
13 576 (8.01%) OO
14 563 (7.83%) Software Engineering
15 482 (6.70%) SOLID
16 476 (6.62%) Problem-Solving
17 438 (6.09%) SOA
18 371 (5.16%) SDLC
19 349 (4.85%) Front End Development
20 318 (4.42%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 5,442 (75.67%) C#
2 2,569 (35.72%) SQL
3 2,496 (34.71%) JavaScript
4 826 (11.48%) Java
5 557 (7.74%) T-SQL
6 471 (6.55%) VB.NET
7 408 (5.67%) PowerShell
8 330 (4.59%) TypeScript
9 260 (3.62%) Python
10 259 (3.60%) C++
11 179 (2.49%) VB
12 153 (2.13%) PL/SQL
13 148 (2.06%) VBA
14 140 (1.95%) PHP
15 105 (1.46%) C
16 96 (1.33%) Ruby
17 67 (0.93%) R
17 67 (0.93%) VB6
18 63 (0.88%) VBScript
19 58 (0.81%) Perl
Qualifications
1 326 (4.53%) Degree
2 262 (3.64%) Security Cleared
3 201 (2.79%) SC Cleared
4 69 (0.96%) Computer Science Degree
5 44 (0.61%) ISEB
6 43 (0.60%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 40 (0.56%) Microsoft Certification
8 36 (0.50%) ISTQB
9 27 (0.38%) TOGAF Certification
10 24 (0.33%) ISEB Practitioner
11 21 (0.29%) BPSS Clearance
12 20 (0.28%) Numerate Degree
13 17 (0.24%) DV Cleared
14 16 (0.22%) CISSP
15 12 (0.17%) MCP
16 10 (0.14%) CSSLP
17 8 (0.11%) CRISC
17 8 (0.11%) GWAPT
17 8 (0.11%) ISACA
17 8 (0.11%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 321 (4.46%) QA
2 42 (0.58%) SLA
3 39 (0.54%) PCI DSS
4 36 (0.50%) GDPR
5 32 (0.44%) HL7
6 27 (0.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 22 (0.31%) Data Quality
8 21 (0.29%) MiFID
9 11 (0.15%) ISO 9001
9 11 (0.15%) WAI
9 11 (0.15%) WCAG
10 10 (0.14%) GCP
11 9 (0.13%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 9 (0.13%) PMO
12 3 (0.042%) Solvency II
13 2 (0.028%) Cyber Essentials
13 2 (0.028%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
13 2 (0.028%) EMIR
13 2 (0.028%) HAZOP
13 2 (0.028%) IFRS
System Software
1 373 (5.19%) Docker
2 127 (1.77%) Active Directory
3 56 (0.78%) VMware Infrastructure
4 29 (0.40%) vSphere
5 25 (0.35%) Virtual Machines
6 17 (0.24%) Xen
7 14 (0.19%) Hyper-V
7 14 (0.19%) Microsoft App-V
8 11 (0.15%) VMware ESXi
9 9 (0.13%) Varnish
10 8 (0.11%) Virtual Servers
11 6 (0.083%) Firmware
12 5 (0.070%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 5 (0.070%) Virtual Desktop
13 4 (0.056%) XenApp
13 4 (0.056%) XenDesktop
14 3 (0.042%) QEMU
15 2 (0.028%) Apache Flume
15 2 (0.028%) vCloud
15 2 (0.028%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 148 (2.06%) Puppet
2 113 (1.57%) Opscode Chef
3 111 (1.54%) Kubernetes
4 84 (1.17%) Ansible
5 70 (0.97%) Terraform
6 44 (0.61%) HP ALM
7 32 (0.44%) Single Sign-On
8 27 (0.38%) Kibana
9 24 (0.33%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 16 (0.22%) BladeLogic
11 14 (0.19%) SCCM
12 12 (0.17%) Control-M
12 12 (0.17%) HP Quality Center
12 12 (0.17%) Opsview
13 10 (0.14%) Cisco UCCE
13 10 (0.14%) WSUS
14 9 (0.13%) Grafana
14 9 (0.13%) logstash
15 8 (0.11%) Consul
15 8 (0.11%) vRealize
Vendors
1 1,700 (23.64%) Microsoft
2 512 (7.12%) Oracle
3 247 (3.43%) Sitecore
4 141 (1.96%) Google
5 123 (1.71%) Xamarin
6 111 (1.54%) SAP
7 104 (1.45%) VMware
8 91 (1.27%) Atlassian
9 61 (0.85%) HP
10 60 (0.83%) Tableau
11 53 (0.74%) Capita
12 51 (0.71%) Salesforce.com
13 47 (0.65%) Red Hat
14 46 (0.64%) TIBCO
15 45 (0.63%) Adobe
16 44 (0.61%) IBM
16 44 (0.61%) MapR
17 42 (0.58%) Splunk
18 41 (0.57%) Telerik
18 41 (0.57%) webMethods