Period
to 19 November 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 19 November 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
19 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 15 19 19
Rank change year-on-year +4 0 -3
Contract jobs citing .NET 7,995 6,870 7,397
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 8.47% 7.37% 7.59%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 24.00% 22.58% 24.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,197 5,155 5,293
England median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +3.23%
10th Percentile £315 £310 £275
90th Percentile £638 £600 £575
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 56 79 88
England median hourly rate £44.00 £42.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.53% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £22.13 £22.89 £14.56
90th Percentile £63.25 £50.50 £46.23
UK median hourly rate £44.00 £42.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year +3.53% +6.25% -

.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 33,309 30,419 30,261
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 35.27% 32.62% 31.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 23,746 21,642 21,113
England median daily rate £475 £463 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.70% +8.82% +3.03%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £300
90th Percentile £638 £625 £588
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +3.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 290 365 353
England median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.75% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £17.00 £18.60 £14.56
90th Percentile £58.88 £52.50 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +3.75% +6.67% -

.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 19 November 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 19 November 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 19 November 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 3,762 £505 +6.32% 1,137
South East +15 1,419 £415 +10.67% 784
North of England +9 1,189 £375 +3.95% 950
Midlands -5 686 £400 +8.11% 594
North West +5 666 £375 - 495
South West +1 624 £425 +17.24% 376
West Midlands +2 468 £413 +10.00% 371
Yorkshire +15 438 £375 +10.29% 369
East of England -17 311 £413 +13.79% 323
East Midlands -11 215 £375 +3.45% 222
North East -10 85 £386 +5.66% 86
.NET
UK

For the 6 months to 19 November 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 5,915 (73.98%) C#
2 3,592 (44.93%) Agile Software Development
3 2,862 (35.80%) SQL Server
4 2,837 (35.48%) SQL
5 2,735 (34.21%) ASP.NET
6 2,660 (33.27%) JavaScript
7 2,447 (30.61%) MVC
8 2,240 (28.02%) Microsoft Azure
9 1,945 (24.33%) Microsoft
10 1,838 (22.99%) HTML
11 1,792 (22.41%) AngularJS
12 1,682 (21.04%) TDD
13 1,668 (20.86%) .NET Framework
14 1,580 (19.76%) ASP.NET Web API
15 1,575 (19.70%) CSS
16 1,472 (18.41%) Finance
17 1,242 (15.53%) ASP.NET MVC
18 1,169 (14.62%) Scrum
19 981 (12.27%) Web Services
20 957 (11.97%) .NET Core
21 938 (11.73%) jQuery
22 922 (11.53%) Test Automation
23 910 (11.38%) Microservices
24 897 (11.22%) Continuous Integration
25 879 (10.99%) Git (software)
26 836 (10.46%) DevOps
27 835 (10.44%) Amazon AWS
28 823 (10.29%) Java
29 808 (10.11%) Entity Framework
30 780 (9.76%) Visual Studio

.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
1 369 (4.62%) IIS
2 358 (4.48%) CMS
3 331 (4.14%) SharePoint
4 170 (2.13%) Umbraco
5 165 (2.06%) Elasticsearch
6 141 (1.76%) Confluence
7 117 (1.46%) BizTalk Server
8 110 (1.38%) Sitecore CMS
9 97 (1.21%) NServiceBus
10 91 (1.14%) Apache
11 79 (0.99%) SharePoint 2013
12 74 (0.93%) WebSphere
13 55 (0.69%) Tomcat
14 42 (0.53%) EPiServer
15 40 (0.50%) Apache Solr
16 35 (0.44%) Apache Spark
16 35 (0.44%) JBoss
17 34 (0.43%) Oracle SOA Suite
18 33 (0.41%) SharePoint 2010
19 29 (0.36%) nginx
Applications
1 139 (1.74%) Microsoft Excel
2 62 (0.78%) Microsoft Office
3 30 (0.38%) Spreadsheet
4 22 (0.28%) MS Visio
5 15 (0.19%) InfoPath
5 15 (0.19%) Photoshop
6 14 (0.18%) Microsoft Project
7 7 (0.088%) Chatbot
8 6 (0.075%) Microsoft PowerPoint
9 5 (0.063%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 4 (0.050%) Acrobat
10 4 (0.050%) Adobe After Effects
10 4 (0.050%) Adobe Premiere
10 4 (0.050%) InVision
11 3 (0.038%) NUKE
11 3 (0.038%) SOLIDWORKS
12 2 (0.025%) Adobe Illustrator
12 2 (0.025%) SPSS
13 1 (0.013%) Blender
13 1 (0.013%) Revit
Business Applications
1 297 (3.71%) Dynamics CRM
2 30 (0.38%) Dynamics AX
3 20 (0.25%) Dynamics NAV
4 18 (0.23%) Endur
5 11 (0.14%) Oracle Financials
6 9 (0.11%) Markit EDM
7 7 (0.088%) Oracle General Ledger
7 7 (0.088%) Payment Gateway
7 7 (0.088%) RMDS
7 7 (0.088%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 7 (0.088%) thinkFolio
8 5 (0.063%) Epicor Tropos
8 5 (0.063%) Magento
9 4 (0.050%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
9 4 (0.050%) Oracle Cash Management
9 4 (0.050%) Oracle EBS
9 4 (0.050%) Sage 200
9 4 (0.050%) SDL Web 8
10 3 (0.038%) BusinessWorks
10 3 (0.038%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 2,240 (28.02%) Microsoft Azure
2 835 (10.44%) Amazon AWS
3 195 (2.44%) Dynamics 365
4 173 (2.16%) SaaS
5 159 (1.99%) Serverless
6 151 (1.89%) GitHub
7 133 (1.66%) PaaS
8 131 (1.64%) Google Cloud Platform
9 112 (1.40%) Amazon EC2
10 111 (1.39%) Office 365
11 96 (1.20%) IaaS
12 89 (1.11%) Azure Functions
13 82 (1.03%) Cloud Computing
14 61 (0.76%) npm
15 54 (0.68%) Azure Active Directory
16 52 (0.65%) AWS CloudFormation
17 47 (0.59%) Azure Data Factory
18 44 (0.55%) Virtual Private Cloud
19 39 (0.49%) AWS Lambda
20 33 (0.41%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 166 (2.08%) HTTP
2 86 (1.08%) Internet
3 85 (1.06%) TCP/IP
4 83 (1.04%) Firewall
5 67 (0.84%) DNS
6 59 (0.74%) SSL
7 49 (0.61%) AMQP
8 40 (0.50%) Kerberos
9 36 (0.45%) FTP
10 34 (0.43%) DHCP
10 34 (0.43%) Intranet
11 32 (0.40%) IPsec
12 21 (0.26%) SAN
13 20 (0.25%) SMS
14 19 (0.24%) HTTPS
15 18 (0.23%) DMZ
16 16 (0.20%) Ethernet
16 16 (0.20%) SMTP
17 10 (0.13%) IMAP
18 9 (0.11%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2,862 (35.80%) SQL Server
2 384 (4.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 350 (4.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 331 (4.14%) NoSQL
5 249 (3.11%) Relational Database
6 236 (2.95%) MongoDB
7 186 (2.33%) SQL Server 2012
8 170 (2.13%) Azure SQL Database
9 161 (2.01%) SQL Server 2016
10 151 (1.89%) Data Warehouse
11 144 (1.80%) SQL Server 2008
12 135 (1.69%) MySQL
13 117 (1.46%) Cosmos DB
14 115 (1.44%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 102 (1.28%) Oracle Database
16 99 (1.24%) Big Data
17 89 (1.11%) Redis
18 86 (1.08%) Power BI
19 76 (0.95%) Data Lake
19 76 (0.95%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 879 (10.99%) Git (software)
2 780 (9.76%) Visual Studio
3 571 (7.14%) Team Foundation Server
4 504 (6.30%) TeamCity
5 478 (5.98%) Selenium
6 444 (5.55%) JIRA
7 415 (5.19%) Jenkins
8 396 (4.95%) Visual Studio Team System
9 385 (4.82%) Octopus Deploy
10 242 (3.03%) SpecFlow
11 224 (2.80%) NUnit
12 167 (2.09%) Cucumber
13 156 (1.95%) Bitbucket
13 156 (1.95%) Subversion
14 124 (1.55%) WebDriver
15 119 (1.49%) Moq
16 105 (1.31%) gulp
17 95 (1.19%) MSTest
18 90 (1.13%) Atlassian Bamboo
19 85 (1.06%) JMeter
General
1 1,472 (18.41%) Finance
2 585 (7.32%) Banking
3 344 (4.30%) Front Office
4 212 (2.65%) Investment Banking
4 212 (2.65%) Retail
5 134 (1.68%) Marketing
6 131 (1.64%) Back Office
7 114 (1.43%) Law
8 89 (1.11%) Telecoms
9 76 (0.95%) Manufacturing
10 72 (0.90%) Legal
11 68 (0.85%) Advertising
12 60 (0.75%) Financial Institution
13 52 (0.65%) Publishing
14 49 (0.61%) Electronics
15 41 (0.51%) Automotive
16 35 (0.44%) Games
17 29 (0.36%) Billing
18 23 (0.29%) Aerospace
19 16 (0.20%) Military
Job Titles
1 5,761 (72.06%) Developer
2 3,276 (40.98%) .NET Developer
3 2,241 (28.03%) C# Developer
4 1,368 (17.11%) C# .NET Developer
5 670 (8.38%) Senior Developer
6 606 (7.58%) Full Stack Developer
7 575 (7.19%) ASP.NET Developer
8 506 (6.33%) Angular Developer
9 479 (5.99%) Architect
10 447 (5.59%) SQL Developer
11 442 (5.53%) Senior .NET Developer
12 423 (5.29%) C# ASP.NET Developer
13 385 (4.82%) Software Developer
14 339 (4.24%) Azure Developer
15 332 (4.15%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
16 264 (3.30%) JavaScript Developer
17 251 (3.14%) Senior C# Developer
18 245 (3.06%) Analyst
19 230 (2.88%) DevOps Engineer
20 218 (2.73%) React Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2,735 (34.21%) ASP.NET
2 1,838 (22.99%) HTML
3 1,792 (22.41%) AngularJS
4 1,668 (20.86%) .NET Framework
5 1,580 (19.76%) ASP.NET Web API
6 1,575 (19.70%) CSS
7 1,242 (15.53%) ASP.NET MVC
8 981 (12.27%) Web Services
9 957 (11.97%) .NET Core
10 938 (11.73%) jQuery
11 808 (10.11%) Entity Framework
12 769 (9.62%) WCF
13 717 (8.97%) React
14 704 (8.81%) HTML5
15 684 (8.56%) REST
16 541 (6.77%) WPF
17 500 (6.25%) XML
18 475 (5.94%) RESTful
19 459 (5.74%) Node.js
20 414 (5.18%) Angular 2
Miscellaneous
1 674 (8.43%) Greenfield Project
2 386 (4.83%) Analytical Skills
3 308 (3.85%) Fintech
4 264 (3.30%) User Experience
5 261 (3.26%) Computer Science
6 227 (2.84%) Enterprise Software
7 198 (2.48%) Fixed Income
8 191 (2.39%) Self-Motivation
9 167 (2.09%) Mobile App
10 140 (1.75%) Hedge funds
11 129 (1.61%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 114 (1.43%) Derivative
13 86 (1.08%) Algorithms
14 70 (0.88%) Management Information System
15 68 (0.85%) Equities
16 63 (0.79%) Market Risk
17 62 (0.78%) Credit Risk
18 55 (0.69%) Data Structures
19 48 (0.60%) N-Tier
20 47 (0.59%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 769 (9.62%) Windows
2 331 (4.14%) Linux
3 249 (3.11%) Windows Server
4 99 (1.24%) Android
5 95 (1.19%) Unix
6 83 (1.04%) Apple iOS
7 80 (1.00%) Windows Server 2012
8 56 (0.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 39 (0.49%) Windows 7
10 31 (0.39%) Windows Server 2008
11 28 (0.35%) Windows 10
12 19 (0.24%) Windows 8
13 17 (0.21%) Solaris
13 17 (0.21%) Windows Server 2003
14 16 (0.20%) Ubuntu
15 12 (0.15%) CentOS
16 9 (0.11%) Mac OS X
17 5 (0.063%) Windows Mobile
18 4 (0.050%) AIX
19 3 (0.038%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3,592 (44.93%) Agile Software Development
2 2,447 (30.61%) MVC
3 1,682 (21.04%) TDD
4 1,169 (14.62%) Scrum
5 922 (11.53%) Test Automation
6 910 (11.38%) Microservices
7 897 (11.22%) Continuous Integration
8 836 (10.46%) DevOps
9 769 (9.62%) BDD
10 649 (8.12%) OO
11 645 (8.07%) Software Engineering
12 583 (7.29%) E-Commerce
13 581 (7.27%) Unit Testing
14 574 (7.18%) Problem-Solving
15 562 (7.03%) Web Development
16 531 (6.64%) SDLC
17 495 (6.19%) SOLID
18 401 (5.02%) CRM
19 393 (4.92%) SOA
20 369 (4.62%) Front End Development
Programming Languages
1 5,915 (73.98%) C#
2 2,837 (35.48%) SQL
3 2,660 (33.27%) JavaScript
4 823 (10.29%) Java
5 554 (6.93%) T-SQL
6 503 (6.29%) PowerShell
7 396 (4.95%) TypeScript
8 361 (4.52%) VB.NET
9 259 (3.24%) C++
9 259 (3.24%) Python
10 158 (1.98%) PHP
11 143 (1.79%) VB
12 133 (1.66%) PL/SQL
13 124 (1.55%) VBA
14 117 (1.46%) C
15 70 (0.88%) Bash Shell
16 63 (0.79%) Ruby
17 61 (0.76%) Scala
18 54 (0.68%) ES6
18 54 (0.68%) Perl
Qualifications
1 395 (4.94%) Degree
2 299 (3.74%) Security Cleared
3 216 (2.70%) SC Cleared
4 108 (1.35%) Computer Science Degree
5 64 (0.80%) Microsoft Certification
6 50 (0.63%) ISTQB
7 47 (0.59%) ISEB
8 36 (0.45%) BPSS Clearance
9 33 (0.41%) DV Cleared
10 32 (0.40%) Numerate Degree
11 28 (0.35%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 20 (0.25%) MCSE
13 17 (0.21%) TOGAF Certification
14 16 (0.20%) CISSP
14 16 (0.20%) PhD
15 13 (0.16%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
16 7 (0.088%) Master's Degree
16 7 (0.088%) MCP
16 7 (0.088%) MCSA
16 7 (0.088%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 349 (4.37%) QA
2 29 (0.36%) GDPR
3 25 (0.31%) WCAG
4 20 (0.25%) Data Quality
5 16 (0.20%) PMO
6 15 (0.19%) SLA
7 14 (0.18%) PCI DSS
8 12 (0.15%) MiFID
9 11 (0.14%) EMIR
10 10 (0.13%) Dodd-Frank
11 9 (0.11%) WAI
12 8 (0.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
13 7 (0.088%) ISO 9001
14 6 (0.075%) TickIT
15 5 (0.063%) Disclosure Scotland
15 5 (0.063%) HL7
16 3 (0.038%) SEPA
17 2 (0.025%) COREP
17 2 (0.025%) FINREP
17 2 (0.025%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 416 (5.20%) Docker
2 128 (1.60%) Active Directory
3 60 (0.75%) VMware Infrastructure
4 32 (0.40%) Xen
5 26 (0.33%) Virtual Machines
6 16 (0.20%) Hyper-V
6 16 (0.20%) vSphere
7 14 (0.18%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 12 (0.15%) XenApp
9 8 (0.10%) HDFS
10 7 (0.088%) XenDesktop
11 6 (0.075%) Apache Flume
11 6 (0.075%) KVM
11 6 (0.075%) Microsoft App-V
11 6 (0.075%) Platform Symphony
11 6 (0.075%) VMware ESXi
11 6 (0.075%) XenServer
12 4 (0.050%) Firmware
12 4 (0.050%) LXC
13 3 (0.038%) SRDF
Systems Management
1 249 (3.11%) Kubernetes
2 174 (2.18%) Ansible
3 125 (1.56%) Puppet
4 76 (0.95%) Opscode Chef
5 75 (0.94%) Terraform
6 49 (0.61%) Single Sign-On
7 23 (0.29%) CA Single Sign-On
8 21 (0.26%) Kibana
9 20 (0.25%) HP Fortify
10 17 (0.21%) Docker Swarm
10 17 (0.21%) HP ALM
10 17 (0.21%) ITRS Geneos
11 14 (0.18%) Grafana
12 13 (0.16%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 13 (0.16%) WSUS
13 12 (0.15%) Nagios
13 12 (0.15%) SCCM
14 11 (0.14%) SCOM
15 10 (0.13%) Salt
16 8 (0.10%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 1,945 (24.33%) Microsoft
2 582 (7.28%) Oracle
3 223 (2.79%) Sitecore
4 156 (1.95%) Google
5 119 (1.49%) SAP
6 93 (1.16%) VMware
7 74 (0.93%) Xamarin
8 70 (0.88%) Splunk
9 68 (0.85%) Atlassian
10 60 (0.75%) Salesforce.com
11 57 (0.71%) Citrix
12 46 (0.58%) Red Hat
13 39 (0.49%) Adobe
14 37 (0.46%) IBM
15 35 (0.44%) Dynatrace
15 35 (0.44%) Tableau
16 34 (0.43%) Telerik
16 34 (0.43%) TIBCO
17 33 (0.41%) AppDynamics
18 32 (0.40%) New Relic