Period
to 21 November 2017

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 21 November 2017 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
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 19 19 16
Rank change year-on-year 0 -3 -2
Contract jobs citing .NET 6997 7385 8552
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 7.38% 7.59% 8.24%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 22.78% 24.75% 28.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 5251 5277 6178
England median daily rate £425 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +3.23% +3.33%
10th Percentile £310 £275 £275
90th Percentile £600 £575 £575
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +6.25% +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 79 88 125
England median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £22.89 £14.56 £19.88
90th Percentile £50.50 £46.23 £53.94
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%

.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 30719 29842 29966
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 32.39% 30.67% 28.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 21863 20839 20773
England median daily rate £463 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.82% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £275
90th Percentile £625 £588 £588
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £410
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 369 343 504
England median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - +10.29%
10th Percentile £18.70 £14.56 £14.84
90th Percentile £52.50 £50.00 £52.50
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +8.70%

.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 21 November 2017.

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 21 November 2017.

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 21 November 2017. 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 0 3451 £475 +5.56% 653
South East -7 1083 £375 - 347
North of England -2 825 £363 +3.57% 470
Midlands +3 727 £370 +5.71% 254
South West -2 506 £363 +3.57% 154
North West -1 471 £375 +7.14% 244
East of England +6 414 £363 +3.57% 145
West Midlands -1 379 £375 +7.14% 122
East Midlands 0 340 £363 +3.57% 127
Yorkshire -12 272 £340 -1.45% 194
North East +15 82 £368 +5.00% 32
.NET
UK

For the 6 months to 21 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing .NET also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for .NET.

1 5026 (71.83%) C#
2 3047 (43.55%) Agile Software Development
3 2847 (40.69%) SQL Server
4 2537 (36.26%) SQL
5 2473 (35.34%) ASP.NET
6 2450 (35.02%) MVC
7 2409 (34.43%) JavaScript
8 1915 (27.37%) HTML
9 1871 (26.74%) Microsoft
10 1642 (23.47%) CSS
11 1606 (22.95%) TDD
12 1550 (22.15%) AngularJS
13 1354 (19.35%) Finance
14 1339 (19.14%) ASP.NET Web API
15 1270 (18.15%) ASP.NET MVC
16 1254 (17.92%) Microsoft Azure
17 1234 (17.64%) .NET Framework
18 1024 (14.63%) Scrum
19 992 (14.18%) Web Services
20 934 (13.35%) jQuery
21 905 (12.93%) Windows
22 874 (12.49%) WCF
23 865 (12.36%) Java
24 772 (11.03%) HTML5
25 731 (10.45%) Continuous Integration
26 725 (10.36%) BDD
27 694 (9.92%) Visual Studio
28 688 (9.83%) Web Development
29 674 (9.63%) Banking
29 674 (9.63%) Git (software)

.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
1 364 (5.20%) CMS
2 339 (4.84%) IIS
3 335 (4.79%) SharePoint
4 166 (2.37%) Elasticsearch
5 141 (2.02%) Umbraco
6 137 (1.96%) Sitecore CMS
7 123 (1.76%) Confluence
8 114 (1.63%) BizTalk Server
9 105 (1.50%) NServiceBus
10 89 (1.27%) Apache
11 86 (1.23%) SharePoint 2013
12 73 (1.04%) Tomcat
13 67 (0.96%) EPiServer
14 63 (0.90%) WebSphere
15 59 (0.84%) JBoss
16 51 (0.73%) Oracle SOA Suite
17 45 (0.64%) SharePoint 2010
18 35 (0.50%) OpenStack
19 33 (0.47%) Apache Solr
20 32 (0.46%) Kentico
Applications
1 203 (2.90%) Microsoft Excel
2 90 (1.29%) Microsoft Office
3 23 (0.33%) MS Visio
4 19 (0.27%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 16 (0.23%) Spreadsheet
6 10 (0.14%) Microsoft Project
6 10 (0.14%) Photoshop
7 9 (0.13%) InfoPath
8 3 (0.043%) Adobe After Effects
8 3 (0.043%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 3 (0.043%) Adobe Premiere
8 3 (0.043%) InVision
8 3 (0.043%) Simulink
9 2 (0.029%) Adobe Illustrator
9 2 (0.029%) Fireworks
10 1 (0.014%) HipChat
10 1 (0.014%) Mingle
10 1 (0.014%) Stata
Business Applications
1 316 (4.52%) Dynamics CRM
2 63 (0.90%) Dynamics AX
3 20 (0.29%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 15 (0.21%) ION MarketView
5 13 (0.19%) Dynamics NAV
5 13 (0.19%) Endur
5 13 (0.19%) Payment Gateway
6 10 (0.14%) Dynamics GP
7 7 (0.10%) SunGard GMI
8 6 (0.086%) Adobe Campaign
8 6 (0.086%) SessionCam
8 6 (0.086%) Teamcenter
9 5 (0.071%) NetSuite
9 5 (0.071%) Oracle 11i
9 5 (0.071%) RMDS
10 4 (0.057%) Eloqua
10 4 (0.057%) SDL Web 8
10 4 (0.057%) Visualfiles
11 3 (0.043%) IntelliMatch
11 3 (0.043%) MetaTrader
Cloud Services
1 1254 (17.92%) Microsoft Azure
2 586 (8.38%) Amazon AWS
3 117 (1.67%) PaaS
4 112 (1.60%) Office 365
5 98 (1.40%) Dynamics 365
6 96 (1.37%) GitHub
7 94 (1.34%) SaaS
8 60 (0.86%) IaaS
9 55 (0.79%) Serverless
10 54 (0.77%) Amazon EC2
11 50 (0.71%) npm
12 43 (0.61%) Cloud Computing
13 37 (0.53%) AWS Lambda
14 34 (0.49%) Google Cloud Platform
15 24 (0.34%) Azure Active Directory
15 24 (0.34%) OpenShift
16 19 (0.27%) Google Analytics
17 17 (0.24%) Google App Engine
17 17 (0.24%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
18 16 (0.23%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 101 (1.44%) Internet
2 96 (1.37%) HTTP
3 81 (1.16%) TCP/IP
4 62 (0.89%) Intranet
5 58 (0.83%) Firewall
6 53 (0.76%) DNS
7 42 (0.60%) SSL
8 41 (0.59%) LDAP
9 37 (0.53%) FTP
10 27 (0.39%) DHCP
11 25 (0.36%) Network Security
11 25 (0.36%) WAN
12 22 (0.31%) IPsec
12 22 (0.31%) SMS
13 21 (0.30%) SMTP
14 20 (0.29%) PuTTY
14 20 (0.29%) WinSCP
15 19 (0.27%) Skype
16 14 (0.20%) CTI
16 14 (0.20%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2847 (40.69%) SQL Server
2 460 (6.57%) NoSQL
3 395 (5.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 343 (4.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 300 (4.29%) MongoDB
6 297 (4.24%) SQL Server 2012
7 269 (3.84%) SQL Server 2008
8 252 (3.60%) Relational Database
9 159 (2.27%) Oracle Database
10 142 (2.03%) Data Warehouse
11 134 (1.92%) SQL Server 2016
12 125 (1.79%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 121 (1.73%) MySQL
14 111 (1.59%) SQL Server 2014
15 89 (1.27%) SQL Server 2005
16 79 (1.13%) RDBMS
17 75 (1.07%) Big Data
18 69 (0.99%) Hadoop
19 65 (0.93%) Oracle Database 11g
20 62 (0.89%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 694 (9.92%) Visual Studio
2 674 (9.63%) Git (software)
3 645 (9.22%) Team Foundation Server
4 454 (6.49%) TeamCity
5 337 (4.82%) JIRA
6 317 (4.53%) Octopus Deploy
7 295 (4.22%) NUnit
8 288 (4.12%) Selenium
9 246 (3.52%) SpecFlow
10 231 (3.30%) Jenkins
11 177 (2.53%) Subversion
12 113 (1.61%) Visual Studio Team System
13 104 (1.49%) Moq
14 103 (1.47%) Maven
15 97 (1.39%) Cucumber
15 97 (1.39%) MSTest
16 92 (1.31%) gulp
17 87 (1.24%) Atlassian Bamboo
18 85 (1.21%) Jasmine
18 85 (1.21%) MSBuild
General
1 1354 (19.35%) Finance
2 674 (9.63%) Banking
3 351 (5.02%) Front Office
4 256 (3.66%) Investment Banking
5 209 (2.99%) Retail
6 187 (2.67%) Marketing
7 124 (1.77%) Advertising
8 120 (1.72%) Manufacturing
9 107 (1.53%) Back Office
10 95 (1.36%) Telecoms
11 86 (1.23%) Law
12 72 (1.03%) Financial Institution
13 69 (0.99%) Legal
14 64 (0.91%) Electronics
15 46 (0.66%) Games
16 34 (0.49%) Automotive
16 34 (0.49%) Publishing
17 22 (0.31%) Pharmaceutical
18 17 (0.24%) Local Government
19 15 (0.21%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 5247 (74.99%) Developer
2 2725 (38.95%) .NET Developer
3 2067 (29.54%) C# Developer
4 1303 (18.62%) C# .NET Developer
5 581 (8.30%) SQL Developer
6 539 (7.70%) Senior Developer
7 532 (7.60%) ASP.NET Developer
8 528 (7.55%) Full Stack Developer
9 441 (6.30%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
10 416 (5.95%) C# ASP.NET Developer
11 366 (5.23%) Angular Developer
12 354 (5.06%) Architect
13 306 (4.37%) Senior .NET Developer
14 288 (4.12%) Analyst
15 261 (3.73%) JavaScript Developer
16 255 (3.64%) Software Developer
17 246 (3.52%) Web Developer
18 238 (3.40%) Agile Developer
19 222 (3.17%) Senior C# Developer
20 203 (2.90%) DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2473 (35.34%) ASP.NET
2 1915 (27.37%) HTML
3 1642 (23.47%) CSS
4 1550 (22.15%) AngularJS
5 1339 (19.14%) ASP.NET Web API
6 1270 (18.15%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1234 (17.64%) .NET Framework
8 992 (14.18%) Web Services
9 934 (13.35%) jQuery
10 874 (12.49%) WCF
11 772 (11.03%) HTML5
12 636 (9.09%) REST
13 619 (8.85%) Entity Framework
14 582 (8.32%) XML
15 556 (7.95%) WPF
16 505 (7.22%) RESTful
17 476 (6.80%) React
18 429 (6.13%) Node.js
19 388 (5.55%) CSS3
20 380 (5.43%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 478 (6.83%) Greenfield Project
2 315 (4.50%) Analytical Skills
3 254 (3.63%) User Experience
4 228 (3.26%) Computer Science
5 194 (2.77%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 184 (2.63%) Enterprise Software
7 151 (2.16%) Fintech
7 151 (2.16%) Fixed Income
8 149 (2.13%) Mobile App
9 146 (2.09%) Derivative
10 110 (1.57%) Equities
11 105 (1.50%) N-Tier
12 93 (1.33%) Hedge funds
13 91 (1.30%) Algorithms
14 72 (1.03%) Data Structures
15 60 (0.86%) Management Information System
15 60 (0.86%) Market Risk
16 53 (0.76%) Credit Risk
17 50 (0.71%) Client/Server
18 45 (0.64%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 905 (12.93%) Windows
2 328 (4.69%) Linux
3 215 (3.07%) Windows Server
4 203 (2.90%) Unix
5 123 (1.76%) Android
6 115 (1.64%) Apple iOS
7 66 (0.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 65 (0.93%) Windows Server 2012
9 44 (0.63%) Windows 7
10 35 (0.50%) Windows Server 2008
11 29 (0.41%) Solaris
12 24 (0.34%) Windows 10
13 14 (0.20%) Windows Server 2003
14 10 (0.14%) Windows Mobile
15 9 (0.13%) CentOS
16 8 (0.11%) HPUX
16 8 (0.11%) Ubuntu
16 8 (0.11%) Windows 8
17 7 (0.10%) MVS
17 7 (0.10%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3047 (43.55%) Agile Software Development
2 2450 (35.02%) MVC
3 1606 (22.95%) TDD
4 1024 (14.63%) Scrum
5 731 (10.45%) Continuous Integration
6 725 (10.36%) BDD
7 688 (9.83%) Web Development
8 667 (9.53%) DevOps
9 586 (8.38%) Test Automation
10 549 (7.85%) Unit Testing
11 511 (7.30%) OO
12 506 (7.23%) Software Engineering
13 482 (6.89%) SOLID
14 449 (6.42%) SDLC
15 428 (6.12%) CRM
16 419 (5.99%) E-Commerce
17 392 (5.60%) Microservices
18 372 (5.32%) Front End Development
19 352 (5.03%) SOA
20 321 (4.59%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 5026 (71.83%) C#
2 2537 (36.26%) SQL
3 2409 (34.43%) JavaScript
4 865 (12.36%) Java
5 622 (8.89%) T-SQL
6 441 (6.30%) VB.NET
7 386 (5.52%) PowerShell
8 290 (4.14%) TypeScript
9 272 (3.89%) Python
10 263 (3.76%) C++
11 174 (2.49%) VBA
12 167 (2.39%) PHP
13 157 (2.24%) VB
14 124 (1.77%) Ruby
15 109 (1.56%) PL/SQL
16 92 (1.31%) Perl
17 84 (1.20%) C
18 67 (0.96%) Bash Shell
19 61 (0.87%) Shell Script
20 54 (0.77%) VB6
Qualifications
1 364 (5.20%) Degree
2 190 (2.72%) Security Cleared
3 119 (1.70%) SC Cleared
4 100 (1.43%) Computer Science Degree
5 84 (1.20%) Microsoft Certification
6 39 (0.56%) ISTQB
7 38 (0.54%) ISEB
8 26 (0.37%) DV Cleared
9 25 (0.36%) BPSS Clearance
10 20 (0.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 18 (0.26%) Numerate Degree
12 17 (0.24%) MCSE
13 15 (0.21%) Master's Degree
14 12 (0.17%) ISEB Practitioner
14 12 (0.17%) MCTS
15 11 (0.16%) PhD
16 10 (0.14%) Cisco Certification
16 10 (0.14%) MCP
17 8 (0.11%) ITIL Certification
17 8 (0.11%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 275 (3.93%) QA
2 72 (1.03%) MiFID
3 18 (0.26%) SLA
4 16 (0.23%) Data Quality
4 16 (0.23%) WCAG
5 14 (0.20%) PCI DSS
6 10 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 9 (0.13%) EMIR
8 8 (0.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 6 (0.086%) GAAP
9 6 (0.086%) GDPR
9 6 (0.086%) ISO 9001
9 6 (0.086%) PMO
10 5 (0.071%) Disclosure Scotland
10 5 (0.071%) HL7
11 4 (0.057%) MIL-STD-1553
12 3 (0.043%) COBIT
12 3 (0.043%) Dodd-Frank
12 3 (0.043%) Solvency II
12 3 (0.043%) UCITS
System Software
1 253 (3.62%) Docker
2 189 (2.70%) Active Directory
3 54 (0.77%) VMware Infrastructure
4 41 (0.59%) Virtual Machines
5 24 (0.34%) vSphere
6 19 (0.27%) Hyper-V
7 16 (0.23%) Xen
8 14 (0.20%) VMware ESXi
9 12 (0.17%) vCloud
10 9 (0.13%) Oracle RAC
11 8 (0.11%) Brightmail
12 6 (0.086%) Firmware
12 6 (0.086%) Virtual Servers
13 4 (0.057%) ISA Server
13 4 (0.057%) VMware Workstation
13 4 (0.057%) XenApp
13 4 (0.057%) XenDesktop
14 3 (0.043%) Apache ZooKeeper
14 3 (0.043%) Gluster
14 3 (0.043%) UAG
Systems Management
1 139 (1.99%) Puppet
2 130 (1.86%) Opscode Chef
3 116 (1.66%) Ansible
4 42 (0.60%) Kubernetes
5 30 (0.43%) Terraform
6 27 (0.39%) Nagios
7 24 (0.34%) HP Quality Center
8 15 (0.21%) Control-M
9 14 (0.20%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 12 (0.17%) SCOM
11 11 (0.16%) Mesos
11 11 (0.16%) SCCM
12 9 (0.13%) Kibana
13 8 (0.11%) SCOrch
13 8 (0.11%) ZABBIX
14 7 (0.10%) CA Single Sign-On
14 7 (0.10%) HP Fortify
14 7 (0.10%) Icinga
14 7 (0.10%) WebSphere Cast Iron
15 6 (0.086%) CA Service Virtualization
Vendors
1 1871 (26.74%) Microsoft
2 612 (8.75%) Oracle
3 334 (4.77%) Sitecore
4 107 (1.53%) SAP
5 101 (1.44%) Xamarin
6 91 (1.30%) VMware
7 84 (1.20%) Red Hat
8 81 (1.16%) Google
9 78 (1.11%) Salesforce.com
10 70 (1.00%) Atlassian
11 68 (0.97%) HP
12 67 (0.96%) IBM
13 57 (0.81%) DevExpress
14 52 (0.74%) Apigee
15 49 (0.70%) Sybase
16 45 (0.64%) Telerik
17 37 (0.53%) ServiceNow
18 36 (0.51%) Citrix
19 31 (0.44%) AppDynamics
20 30 (0.43%) Blue Prism