Period
to 25 January 2021

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 25 January 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 (dotNet)
UK > England
6 months to
25 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 31 19 16
Rank change year-on-year -12 -3 +5
Contract jobs citing .NET 1,898 4,787 7,575
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 5.47% 7.35% 8.30%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 17.73% 24.24% 24.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,707 3,750 6,028
Median daily rate £475 £450 £454
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% -0.88% +6.82%
10th Percentile £310 £325 £325
90th Percentile £675 £631 £633
UK median daily rate £463 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +2.78% - +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 23 53
Median hourly rate £45.00 £44.50 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.12% -1.11% -
10th Percentile £21.25 £37.50 £20.49
90th Percentile £58.34 £53.00 £62.17
UK median hourly rate £45.00 £43.76 £44.00
% change year-on-year +2.83% -0.55% -2.22%

.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 10,704 19,751 31,488
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 30.87% 30.33% 34.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,615 14,071 22,655
Median daily rate £495 £500 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £318 £331 £325
90th Percentile £663 £650 £638
UK median daily rate £482 £495 £480
% change year-on-year -2.73% +3.13% +3.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 124 179 245
Median hourly rate £45.00 £46.40 £41.85
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.02% +10.89% +4.61%
10th Percentile £22.67 £17.45 £18.20
90th Percentile £62.02 £78.75 £59.50
Median hourly rate £45.00 £46.00 £41.92
% change year-on-year -2.17% +9.73% +4.81%

.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 25 January 2021.

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 25 January 2021.

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 25 January 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 -5 1,118 £525 +5.00% 484
North of England -10 239 £375 -6.25% 490
South East -34 180 £450 +5.88% 345
Midlands -12 158 £375 -6.25% 283
North West -10 142 £373 -6.88% 295
West Midlands -10 90 £375 -16.67% 162
South West -28 89 £425 -1.73% 133
Yorkshire -19 78 £388 -3.13% 148
East Midlands -14 58 £350 -3.45% 120
East of England -14 50 £400 -5.88% 127
North East +4 19 £395 -7.06% 47
.NET
UK

For the 6 months to 25 January 2021, 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 1,208 (63.65%) C#
2 836 (44.05%) Azure
3 676 (35.62%) Agile Software Development
4 651 (34.30%) SQL
5 608 (32.03%) JavaScript
6 519 (27.34%) SQL Server
7 494 (26.03%) .NET Core
8 396 (20.86%) DevOps
9 392 (20.65%) ASP.NET
10 389 (20.50%) Finance
11 378 (19.92%) Microsoft
12 336 (17.70%) React
13 334 (17.60%) Microservices
14 329 (17.33%) HTML
15 326 (17.18%) AngularJS
16 314 (16.54%) CSS
17 307 (16.17%) AWS
18 306 (16.12%) .NET Framework
19 302 (15.91%) Software Engineering
20 287 (15.12%) TDD
20 287 (15.12%) Java
21 258 (13.59%) MVC
22 257 (13.54%) Python
23 250 (13.17%) Web Services
24 231 (12.17%) Test Automation
25 201 (10.59%) ASP.NET Web API
25 201 (10.59%) Banking
26 199 (10.48%) REST
27 189 (9.96%) Git (software)
28 173 (9.11%) Scrum

.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 82 (4.32%) SharePoint
2 45 (2.37%) IIS
3 41 (2.16%) Confluence
4 36 (1.90%) CMS
5 25 (1.32%) BizTalk Server
5 25 (1.32%) NServiceBus
6 24 (1.26%) Umbraco
7 19 (1.00%) Elasticsearch
8 12 (0.63%) Tomcat
9 10 (0.53%) EPiServer
10 9 (0.47%) Cloud Foundry
11 8 (0.42%) Mendix
11 8 (0.42%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 8 (0.42%) WordPress
12 7 (0.37%) Apache Spark
13 6 (0.32%) Appian
13 6 (0.32%) DNN
13 6 (0.32%) nginx
13 6 (0.32%) SharePoint 2013
13 6 (0.32%) WebSphere
Applications
1 19 (1.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 14 (0.74%) Microsoft Office
3 10 (0.53%) MS Visio
4 4 (0.21%) InfoPath
4 4 (0.21%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 3 (0.16%) Adobe XD
6 2 (0.11%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.053%) Adobe After Effects
7 1 (0.053%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.053%) Adobe Premiere
7 1 (0.053%) Chatbot
7 1 (0.053%) CINEMA 4D
7 1 (0.053%) Figma
7 1 (0.053%) Final Cut Pro
7 1 (0.053%) Maya
7 1 (0.053%) Microsoft Project
7 1 (0.053%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 57 (3.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 15 (0.79%) Dynamics AX
3 9 (0.47%) SunGard Martini
4 8 (0.42%) Dynamics NAV
4 8 (0.42%) ION MarketView
5 4 (0.21%) Teamcenter
6 3 (0.16%) Elite 3E
6 3 (0.16%) Oracle Utilities
7 2 (0.11%) Advent Geneva
7 2 (0.11%) Endur
7 2 (0.11%) Markit EDM
7 2 (0.11%) OPENHousing
7 2 (0.11%) Salerio
7 2 (0.11%) Sentinel
7 2 (0.11%) thinkFolio
8 1 (0.053%) BusinessWorks
8 1 (0.053%) OpenText MBPM
8 1 (0.053%) StreamServe
8 1 (0.053%) Temenos T24
8 1 (0.053%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 836 (44.05%) Azure
2 307 (16.17%) AWS
3 154 (8.11%) Serverless
4 121 (6.38%) GCP
5 90 (4.74%) Power Platform
6 81 (4.27%) PaaS
7 58 (3.06%) Azure Functions
8 57 (3.00%) Dynamics 365
9 51 (2.69%) Logic Apps
10 44 (2.32%) GitHub
11 42 (2.21%) AWS Lambda
12 38 (2.00%) Cloud Computing
12 38 (2.00%) PowerApps
13 34 (1.79%) Office 365
13 34 (1.79%) SaaS
14 30 (1.58%) IaaS
15 27 (1.42%) Azure Active Directory
16 21 (1.11%) AWS CloudFormation
17 19 (1.00%) OpenShift
17 19 (1.00%) Power Automate
Communications & Networking
1 28 (1.48%) Firewall
1 28 (1.48%) HTTP
2 17 (0.90%) DNS
3 15 (0.79%) TCP/IP
4 14 (0.74%) Internet
5 11 (0.58%) Intranet
6 9 (0.47%) DHCP
6 9 (0.47%) WAN
7 8 (0.42%) SSL
8 7 (0.37%) CTI
8 7 (0.37%) Ethernet
8 7 (0.37%) Softphone
9 6 (0.32%) LAN
9 6 (0.32%) Reverse Proxy
10 5 (0.26%) Remote Desktop
10 5 (0.26%) Skype
10 5 (0.26%) VPN
11 4 (0.21%) FTP
11 4 (0.21%) HTTPS
12 3 (0.16%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 519 (27.34%) SQL Server
2 101 (5.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 97 (5.11%) NoSQL
4 87 (4.58%) Azure SQL Database
5 81 (4.27%) MongoDB
6 66 (3.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 63 (3.32%) MySQL
8 62 (3.27%) Relational Database
9 60 (3.16%) Power BI
10 55 (2.90%) Cosmos DB
11 40 (2.11%) Data Warehouse
12 36 (1.90%) PostgreSQL
13 29 (1.53%) Redis
14 28 (1.48%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 25 (1.32%) Oracle Database
16 22 (1.16%) Big Data
17 20 (1.05%) SQL Server 2008
18 19 (1.00%) Amazon DynamoDB
19 16 (0.84%) Amazon RDS
20 13 (0.68%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 189 (9.96%) Git (software)
2 114 (6.01%) Visual Studio
3 111 (5.85%) Jenkins
4 91 (4.79%) JIRA
5 87 (4.58%) Selenium
6 63 (3.32%) Team Foundation Server
7 52 (2.74%) TeamCity
8 49 (2.58%) SpecFlow
9 42 (2.21%) Subversion
10 39 (2.05%) Octopus Deploy
11 38 (2.00%) Visual Studio Team System
12 36 (1.90%) NUnit
13 25 (1.32%) Bitbucket
14 23 (1.21%) Cucumber
15 22 (1.16%) NetBeans
16 20 (1.05%) Postman
17 18 (0.95%) MSTest
17 18 (0.95%) SoapUI
17 18 (0.95%) SonarQube
17 18 (0.95%) webpack
General
1 389 (20.50%) Finance
2 201 (10.59%) Banking
3 130 (6.85%) Front Office
4 90 (4.74%) Public Sector
5 88 (4.64%) Investment Banking
6 34 (1.79%) Marketing
7 33 (1.74%) Law
8 29 (1.53%) Back Office
9 24 (1.26%) Retail
10 20 (1.05%) Telecoms
11 14 (0.74%) Manufacturing
12 11 (0.58%) Aerospace
13 10 (0.53%) Electronics
14 9 (0.47%) Legal
15 8 (0.42%) Advertising
15 8 (0.42%) Financial Institution
15 8 (0.42%) Military
16 7 (0.37%) Multimedia
16 7 (0.37%) Pharmaceutical
17 6 (0.32%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 1,220 (64.28%) Developer
2 587 (30.93%) .NET Developer
3 301 (15.86%) C# Developer
4 170 (8.96%) Software Engineer
5 163 (8.59%) C# .NET Developer
6 138 (7.27%) Full Stack Developer
7 132 (6.95%) React Developer
8 118 (6.22%) Senior Developer
9 113 (5.95%) Architect
10 95 (5.01%) Azure Developer
11 85 (4.48%) SQL Developer
12 75 (3.95%) Developer/Software Engineer
13 71 (3.74%) Software Developer
14 70 (3.69%) DevOps Engineer
15 62 (3.27%) .NET Software Engineer
16 58 (3.06%) Azure Engineer
17 55 (2.90%) Senior .NET Developer
18 51 (2.69%) Angular Developer
19 44 (2.32%) Solutions Architect
20 42 (2.21%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 494 (26.03%) .NET Core
2 392 (20.65%) ASP.NET
3 336 (17.70%) React
4 329 (17.33%) HTML
5 326 (17.18%) AngularJS
6 314 (16.54%) CSS
7 306 (16.12%) .NET Framework
8 250 (13.17%) Web Services
9 201 (10.59%) ASP.NET Web API
10 199 (10.48%) REST
11 133 (7.01%) XML
12 119 (6.27%) HTML5
13 111 (5.85%) RESTful
14 107 (5.64%) Entity Framework
15 104 (5.48%) jQuery
16 93 (4.90%) JSON
17 87 (4.58%) ASP.NET Core
18 86 (4.53%) Node.js
19 81 (4.27%) ASP.NET MVC
20 76 (4.00%) React Native
Miscellaneous
1 123 (6.48%) Greenfield Project
2 91 (4.79%) User Experience
3 79 (4.16%) Analytical Skills
4 59 (3.11%) Blog
5 55 (2.90%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 47 (2.48%) Derivative
7 37 (1.95%) Fixed Income
7 37 (1.95%) Mobile App
8 34 (1.79%) Self-Motivation
9 29 (1.53%) Enterprise Software
9 29 (1.53%) Hedge funds
9 29 (1.53%) NHS
10 24 (1.26%) N-Tier
11 22 (1.16%) Cloud Native
11 22 (1.16%) Public Cloud
12 20 (1.05%) Data Structures
12 20 (1.05%) Management Information System
13 19 (1.00%) Algorithms
13 19 (1.00%) Equities
14 18 (0.95%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 172 (9.06%) Windows
2 113 (5.95%) Linux
3 49 (2.58%) Apple iOS
4 44 (2.32%) Android
5 27 (1.42%) Windows Server
6 17 (0.90%) Unix
7 13 (0.68%) Windows Server 2012
8 10 (0.53%) Mac OS X
9 6 (0.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 6 (0.32%) Windows Server 2016
10 4 (0.21%) Solaris
10 4 (0.21%) Ubuntu
10 4 (0.21%) Windows 10
11 2 (0.11%) CentOS
11 2 (0.11%) VMS
12 1 (0.053%) AIX
12 1 (0.053%) HPUX
12 1 (0.053%) MVS
12 1 (0.053%) SUSE
12 1 (0.053%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 676 (35.62%) Agile Software Development
2 396 (20.86%) DevOps
3 334 (17.60%) Microservices
4 302 (15.91%) Software Engineering
5 287 (15.12%) TDD
6 258 (13.59%) MVC
7 231 (12.17%) Test Automation
8 173 (9.11%) Scrum
9 143 (7.53%) BDD
10 138 (7.27%) Continuous Integration
11 127 (6.69%) Open Source
12 122 (6.43%) Problem-Solving
13 116 (6.11%) Migration
14 115 (6.06%) OO
15 107 (5.64%) SDLC
16 106 (5.58%) Business Intelligence
17 103 (5.43%) Unit Testing
18 91 (4.79%) Analytics
19 90 (4.74%) Fintech
19 90 (4.74%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 1,208 (63.65%) C#
2 651 (34.30%) SQL
3 608 (32.03%) JavaScript
4 287 (15.12%) Java
5 257 (13.54%) Python
6 162 (8.54%) PowerShell
7 114 (6.01%) C++
8 110 (5.80%) T-SQL
9 103 (5.43%) TypeScript
10 85 (4.48%) VB.NET
11 49 (2.58%) PHP
12 35 (1.84%) PL/SQL
13 34 (1.79%) Kotlin
14 31 (1.63%) C
15 29 (1.53%) Bash Shell
15 29 (1.53%) Ruby
16 25 (1.32%) Go
17 24 (1.26%) VB
18 21 (1.11%) Shell Script
19 19 (1.00%) VBA
Qualifications
1 98 (5.16%) Security Cleared
2 80 (4.21%) Degree
3 74 (3.90%) SC Cleared
4 27 (1.42%) Computer Science Degree
5 14 (0.74%) Master's Degree
6 11 (0.58%) DV Cleared
7 10 (0.53%) Microsoft Certification
8 8 (0.42%) AWS Certification
8 8 (0.42%) BPSS Clearance
8 8 (0.42%) ISTQB
9 7 (0.37%) TOGAF Certification
10 4 (0.21%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 3 (0.16%) MCSE
12 2 (0.11%) BC Cleared
12 2 (0.11%) CISSP
12 2 (0.11%) ISEB
12 2 (0.11%) ITIL Certification
12 2 (0.11%) MCSA
12 2 (0.11%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 2 (0.11%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 91 (4.79%) QA
2 29 (1.53%) NIST
3 12 (0.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (0.26%) GDPR
5 4 (0.21%) SLA
6 3 (0.16%) NCSC
6 3 (0.16%) WCAG
7 2 (0.11%) Cyber Essentials
7 2 (0.11%) Data Quality
7 2 (0.11%) Government Security Classifications
7 2 (0.11%) PCI DSS
7 2 (0.11%) SNOMED CT
8 1 (0.053%) Actionable Recommendations
8 1 (0.053%) COREP
8 1 (0.053%) Disclosure Scotland
8 1 (0.053%) Dodd-Frank
8 1 (0.053%) FINREP
8 1 (0.053%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 1 (0.053%) PMO
8 1 (0.053%) SEPA
System Software
1 152 (8.01%) Docker
2 65 (3.42%) Active Directory
3 16 (0.84%) Hyper-V
4 12 (0.63%) Virtual Machines
5 9 (0.47%) VMware Infrastructure
6 3 (0.16%) Firmware
7 2 (0.11%) VMware NSX
7 2 (0.11%) Xen
8 1 (0.053%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
8 1 (0.053%) DFS Replication
8 1 (0.053%) LXC
8 1 (0.053%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.053%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 158 (8.32%) Kubernetes
2 118 (6.22%) Terraform
3 37 (1.95%) Ansible
4 15 (0.79%) Puppet
5 13 (0.68%) Opscode Chef
6 12 (0.63%) HP ALM
7 11 (0.58%) Grafana
7 11 (0.58%) HP Fortify
7 11 (0.58%) Single Sign-On
8 6 (0.32%) Prometheus
9 4 (0.21%) Microsoft Clustering
9 4 (0.21%) Microsoft Intune
9 4 (0.21%) Nagios
9 4 (0.21%) Salt
10 3 (0.16%) MIIS
10 3 (0.16%) SCCM
10 3 (0.16%) SCOM
10 3 (0.16%) SCVMM
11 2 (0.11%) Kibana
11 2 (0.11%) vRealize
Vendors
1 378 (19.92%) Microsoft
2 115 (6.06%) Oracle
3 42 (2.21%) Google
4 36 (1.90%) Xamarin
5 30 (1.58%) Databricks
6 28 (1.48%) SAP
7 20 (1.05%) VMware
8 19 (1.00%) MuleSoft
9 18 (0.95%) Salesforce.com
9 18 (0.95%) Sitecore
10 16 (0.84%) ServiceNow
11 14 (0.74%) Apple
11 14 (0.74%) Atlassian
12 12 (0.63%) HP
12 12 (0.63%) Qualys
13 11 (0.58%) Black Duck
13 11 (0.58%) Micro Focus
13 11 (0.58%) Sonatype
13 11 (0.58%) Splunk
14 10 (0.53%) Telerik