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 3 months to 24 June 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
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 19 19 16
Rank change year-on-year 0 -3  
Contract jobs citing .NET 3151 3638 4248
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 7.42% 7.37% 8.32%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 23.04% 25.39% 29.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 2270 2657 3027
Median daily rate £415 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.75% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £338
% change year-on-year +3.57% +3.70%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 38 44
Median hourly rate £43.25 £39.38 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.84% -7.35%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.00 £12.40 £15.81
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £46.00 £52.17
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.25 £39.38 £40.00
% change year-on-year +9.84% -1.56%  

.NET is in the industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 13677 14326 14175
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 32.21% 29.02% 27.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 9502 10197 9645
Median daily rate £450 £425 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +9.67%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £300 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £570 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £398 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.00% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 184 167 191
Median hourly rate £42.50 £36.00 £37.23
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.05% -3.29%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.85 £18.80 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £50.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £36.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +18.05% -10.00%  

.NET
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England citing .NET as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

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 3 months to 24 June 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 3 months to 24 June 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 3 months to 24 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London 0 1487 £475 +5.55% 590
South East -11 452 £375 -5.66% 368
South West +3 263 £360 +6.66% 130
East of England +6 223 £375 -3.84% 158
North West +1 216 £350 - 218
Yorkshire +1 162 £330 -2.94% 143
East Midlands -4 162 £338 -3.57% 112
West Midlands -7 126 £336 -3.92% 133
North East +58 53 £375 +15.38% 21
Midlands 0 5 £550 +15.78% 247
.NET
UK

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 4561 (71.18%) C#
2 2584 (40.32%) Agile Software Development
3 2453 (38.28%) SQL Server
4 2361 (36.84%) ASP.NET
5 2334 (36.42%) JavaScript
6 2253 (35.16%) MVC
7 2220 (34.64%) SQL
8 1805 (28.17%) HTML
9 1753 (27.36%) Microsoft
10 1555 (24.27%) CSS
11 1327 (20.71%) TDD
12 1290 (20.13%) AngularJS
13 1167 (18.21%) .NET Framework
14 1091 (17.03%) Finance
15 1089 (16.99%) ASP.NET MVC
16 1011 (15.78%) ASP.NET Web API
17 924 (14.42%) jQuery
18 908 (14.17%) Scrum
19 882 (13.76%) Web Services
20 832 (12.98%) Java
21 828 (12.92%) Windows
22 817 (12.75%) Microsoft Azure
23 787 (12.28%) Team Foundation Server
24 736 (11.49%) WCF
25 710 (11.08%) HTML5
26 700 (10.92%) Visual Studio
27 617 (9.63%) Continuous Integration
28 593 (9.25%) Entity Framework
29 575 (8.97%) WPF
29 575 (8.97%) XML

.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
1 415 (6.48%) SharePoint
2 377 (5.88%) CMS
3 298 (4.65%) IIS
4 147 (2.29%) Sitecore CMS
5 140 (2.18%) SharePoint 2013
6 136 (2.12%) Umbraco
7 127 (1.98%) BizTalk Server
8 124 (1.94%) Elasticsearch
9 99 (1.54%) WebSphere
10 98 (1.53%) EPiServer
11 84 (1.31%) NServiceBus
12 70 (1.09%) Apache
13 68 (1.06%) Confluence
13 68 (1.06%) SharePoint 2010
14 52 (0.81%) Tomcat
15 35 (0.55%) JBoss
15 35 (0.55%) nginx
16 31 (0.48%) Oracle SOA Suite
17 25 (0.39%) Apache Solr
17 25 (0.39%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 164 (2.56%) Microsoft Excel
2 103 (1.61%) Microsoft Office
3 28 (0.44%) Spreadsheet
4 18 (0.28%) MS Visio
5 14 (0.22%) Photoshop
6 11 (0.17%) Microsoft Project
7 8 (0.12%) InfoPath
8 7 (0.11%) Microsoft PowerPoint
9 6 (0.094%) Adobe Illustrator
10 4 (0.062%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 3 (0.047%) Chatbot
12 2 (0.031%) Fireworks
13 1 (0.016%) HipChat
13 1 (0.016%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 369 (5.76%) Dynamics CRM
2 55 (0.86%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 38 (0.59%) Dynamics AX
4 20 (0.31%) Endur
5 16 (0.25%) RMDS
6 13 (0.20%) ION MarketView
7 7 (0.11%) Dynamics NAV
7 7 (0.11%) Oracle Applications
8 6 (0.094%) Magento
8 6 (0.094%) Remedy ITSM
8 6 (0.094%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 6 (0.094%) Teamcenter
9 5 (0.078%) Eloqua
9 5 (0.078%) Sage 50
9 5 (0.078%) SAP HCM
10 4 (0.062%) Adobe Campaign
10 4 (0.062%) Oracle ERP
10 4 (0.062%) Pega PRPC
11 3 (0.047%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
11 3 (0.047%) Siebel CRM
Cloud Services
1 817 (12.75%) Microsoft Azure
2 406 (6.34%) Amazon AWS
3 101 (1.58%) Office 365
4 89 (1.39%) PaaS
5 75 (1.17%) SaaS
6 65 (1.01%) Amazon EC2
7 60 (0.94%) GitHub
7 60 (0.94%) IaaS
8 40 (0.62%) Google Cloud Platform
9 33 (0.51%) Dynamics 365
10 25 (0.39%) AWS Lambda
11 23 (0.36%) AWS CloudFormation
11 23 (0.36%) Cloud Computing
12 17 (0.27%) OpenShift
13 16 (0.25%) Google App Engine
13 16 (0.25%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
13 16 (0.25%) Salesforce Service Cloud
14 15 (0.23%) Amazon S3
14 15 (0.23%) Azure Active Directory
15 13 (0.20%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 100 (1.56%) HTTP
2 97 (1.51%) Internet
3 88 (1.37%) DNS
4 75 (1.17%) TCP/IP
5 70 (1.09%) Firewall
6 50 (0.78%) Intranet
7 49 (0.76%) SSL
8 30 (0.47%) DHCP
8 30 (0.47%) LDAP
9 27 (0.42%) FTP
10 22 (0.34%) IPsec
10 22 (0.34%) LAN
11 21 (0.33%) Kerberos
11 21 (0.33%) WAN
12 20 (0.31%) PuTTY
12 20 (0.31%) WinSCP
13 16 (0.25%) AMQP
14 14 (0.22%) Network Security
15 11 (0.17%) VPN
15 11 (0.17%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2453 (38.28%) SQL Server
2 364 (5.68%) SQL Server 2008
3 330 (5.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 319 (4.98%) NoSQL
5 311 (4.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 308 (4.81%) SQL Server 2012
7 227 (3.54%) MongoDB
8 204 (3.18%) Relational Database
9 131 (2.04%) Oracle Database
10 121 (1.89%) Data Warehouse
10 121 (1.89%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 120 (1.87%) SQL Server 2005
12 108 (1.69%) Big Data
13 100 (1.56%) SQL Server 2014
14 91 (1.42%) MySQL
15 85 (1.33%) Hadoop
16 63 (0.98%) Oracle Database 11g
17 61 (0.95%) RDBMS
18 54 (0.84%) Redis
19 50 (0.78%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 787 (12.28%) Team Foundation Server
2 700 (10.92%) Visual Studio
3 519 (8.10%) Git (software)
4 306 (4.78%) TeamCity
5 291 (4.54%) Selenium
6 276 (4.31%) JIRA
7 244 (3.81%) NUnit
8 232 (3.62%) Octopus Deploy
9 219 (3.42%) Jenkins
10 205 (3.20%) SpecFlow
11 149 (2.33%) Subversion
12 110 (1.72%) Cucumber
13 98 (1.53%) Visual Studio Team System
14 94 (1.47%) Moq
15 87 (1.36%) MSTest
16 85 (1.33%) gulp
17 79 (1.23%) MSBuild
18 70 (1.09%) Maven
18 70 (1.09%) WebDriver
19 63 (0.98%) Grunt
General
1 1091 (17.03%) Finance
2 546 (8.52%) Banking
3 272 (4.24%) Front Office
4 196 (3.06%) Investment Banking
5 175 (2.73%) Marketing
5 175 (2.73%) Retail
6 157 (2.45%) Advertising
7 107 (1.67%) Manufacturing
8 93 (1.45%) Telecoms
9 80 (1.25%) Back Office
10 64 (1.00%) Electronics
11 55 (0.86%) Financial Institution
12 42 (0.66%) Legal
13 39 (0.61%) Automotive
14 29 (0.45%) Games
14 29 (0.45%) Publishing
15 27 (0.42%) Law
16 11 (0.17%) Military
17 10 (0.16%) Avionics
17 10 (0.16%) Billing
Job Titles
1 4751 (74.14%) Developer
2 2639 (41.18%) .NET Developer
3 1812 (28.28%) C# Developer
4 1289 (20.12%) C# .NET Developer
5 515 (8.04%) ASP.NET Developer
6 464 (7.24%) SQL Developer
7 454 (7.08%) Senior Developer
8 402 (6.27%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
9 370 (5.77%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 362 (5.65%) Full Stack Developer
11 326 (5.09%) Architect
12 323 (5.04%) Angular Developer
13 272 (4.24%) Software Developer
14 266 (4.15%) Senior .NET Developer
15 256 (4.00%) Analyst
16 228 (3.56%) JavaScript Developer
17 223 (3.48%) WPF Developer
18 215 (3.36%) Senior C# Developer
19 206 (3.21%) CRM Developer
20 205 (3.20%) Sitecore Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2361 (36.84%) ASP.NET
2 1805 (28.17%) HTML
3 1555 (24.27%) CSS
4 1290 (20.13%) AngularJS
5 1167 (18.21%) .NET Framework
6 1089 (16.99%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1011 (15.78%) ASP.NET Web API
8 924 (14.42%) jQuery
9 882 (13.76%) Web Services
10 736 (11.49%) WCF
11 710 (11.08%) HTML5
12 593 (9.25%) Entity Framework
13 575 (8.97%) WPF
13 575 (8.97%) XML
14 468 (7.30%) REST
15 357 (5.57%) RESTful
16 337 (5.26%) CSS3
17 331 (5.17%) Twitter Bootstrap
18 321 (5.01%) React
19 294 (4.59%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 421 (6.57%) Greenfield Project
2 325 (5.07%) Analytical Skills
3 257 (4.01%) User Experience
4 158 (2.47%) Computer Science
5 153 (2.39%) Fixed Income
6 140 (2.18%) Mobile App
7 113 (1.76%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 104 (1.62%) Algorithms
9 101 (1.58%) Derivative
10 100 (1.56%) Enterprise Software
11 92 (1.44%) Fintech
12 71 (1.11%) Equities
13 66 (1.03%) Virtual Team
14 62 (0.97%) Management Information System
15 56 (0.87%) Public Cloud
16 54 (0.84%) Client/Server
16 54 (0.84%) N-Tier
17 50 (0.78%) Hedge funds
18 44 (0.69%) W3C
19 39 (0.61%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 828 (12.92%) Windows
2 312 (4.87%) Linux
3 184 (2.87%) Windows Server
4 127 (1.98%) Unix
5 97 (1.51%) Android
6 92 (1.44%) Apple iOS
7 72 (1.12%) Windows Server 2012
8 57 (0.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 49 (0.76%) Windows Server 2008
10 28 (0.44%) Ubuntu
11 25 (0.39%) Windows Server 2003
12 24 (0.37%) Windows 10
13 21 (0.33%) Windows 7
14 16 (0.25%) Solaris
15 12 (0.19%) CoreOS
16 11 (0.17%) CentOS
17 10 (0.16%) Windows Mobile
18 7 (0.11%) VMS
18 7 (0.11%) Windows 8
18 7 (0.11%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 2584 (40.32%) Agile Software Development
2 2253 (35.16%) MVC
3 1327 (20.71%) TDD
4 908 (14.17%) Scrum
5 617 (9.63%) Continuous Integration
6 566 (8.83%) BDD
7 563 (8.79%) DevOps
8 560 (8.74%) Web Development
9 533 (8.32%) Test Automation
10 505 (7.88%) OO
11 476 (7.43%) Unit Testing
12 441 (6.88%) CRM
13 429 (6.69%) Software Engineering
14 379 (5.91%) SDLC
15 372 (5.81%) E-Commerce
16 357 (5.57%) SOLID
17 313 (4.88%) Microservices
18 312 (4.87%) SOA
19 289 (4.51%) Migration
20 277 (4.32%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 4561 (71.18%) C#
2 2334 (36.42%) JavaScript
3 2220 (34.64%) SQL
4 832 (12.98%) Java
5 538 (8.40%) T-SQL
6 455 (7.10%) VB.NET
7 339 (5.29%) PowerShell
8 260 (4.06%) Python
9 244 (3.81%) VB
10 226 (3.53%) C++
11 209 (3.26%) TypeScript
12 149 (2.33%) Ruby
13 128 (2.00%) VBA
14 101 (1.58%) C
15 98 (1.53%) PHP
16 91 (1.42%) Scala
17 89 (1.39%) PL/SQL
18 76 (1.19%) Perl
18 76 (1.19%) VB6
19 64 (1.00%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 296 (4.62%) Security Cleared
2 275 (4.29%) Degree
3 190 (2.97%) SC Cleared
4 81 (1.26%) Microsoft Certification
5 71 (1.11%) Computer Science Degree
6 47 (0.73%) DV Cleared
7 37 (0.58%) ISEB
8 26 (0.41%) ISTQB
9 24 (0.37%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 19 (0.30%) BPSS Clearance
11 16 (0.25%) MCSE
11 16 (0.25%) Numerate Degree
12 13 (0.20%) HNC
12 13 (0.20%) MCP
13 12 (0.19%) Master's Degree
14 11 (0.17%) ISEB Practitioner
15 10 (0.16%) MCITP
16 9 (0.14%) CFA
16 9 (0.14%) CISSP
16 9 (0.14%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 284 (4.43%) QA
2 28 (0.44%) MiFID
3 17 (0.27%) PCI DSS
4 12 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 12 (0.19%) SLA
5 11 (0.17%) Data Quality
6 10 (0.16%) MIL-STD-1553
7 9 (0.14%) SEPA
8 8 (0.12%) WCAG
9 7 (0.11%) Disclosure Scotland
9 7 (0.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 6 (0.094%) GAAP
10 6 (0.094%) HL7
10 6 (0.094%) PMO
11 5 (0.078%) COBIT
11 5 (0.078%) IFRS
12 4 (0.062%) EMIR
12 4 (0.062%) IFRS 9
13 3 (0.047%) ISO 9001
13 3 (0.047%) Solvency II
System Software
1 128 (2.00%) Docker
2 127 (1.98%) Active Directory
3 53 (0.83%) VMware Infrastructure
4 29 (0.45%) vSphere
5 25 (0.39%) Virtual Machines
6 17 (0.27%) Hyper-V
7 16 (0.25%) Xen
8 8 (0.12%) Virtual Servers
9 7 (0.11%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 6 (0.094%) Firmware
10 6 (0.094%) Oracle RAC
10 6 (0.094%) Terminal Services
11 5 (0.078%) HDFS
11 5 (0.078%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 5 (0.078%) UAG
11 5 (0.078%) VMware ESXi
12 4 (0.062%) Platform Symphony
12 4 (0.062%) XenApp
13 3 (0.047%) Virtual Desktop
13 3 (0.047%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 138 (2.15%) Opscode Chef
2 91 (1.42%) Puppet
3 82 (1.28%) Ansible
4 22 (0.34%) Kibana
4 22 (0.34%) Kubernetes
5 19 (0.30%) Terraform
5 19 (0.30%) vRealize
6 17 (0.27%) HP Quality Center
7 12 (0.19%) HP Fortify
8 11 (0.17%) Nagios
9 10 (0.16%) CA Single Sign-On
9 10 (0.16%) Control-M
10 9 (0.14%) logstash
10 9 (0.14%) SCCM
10 9 (0.14%) SCOM
10 9 (0.14%) WebSphere Cast Iron
11 8 (0.12%) Tivoli
12 7 (0.11%) Graphite
13 6 (0.094%) Mesos
13 6 (0.094%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 1753 (27.36%) Microsoft
2 554 (8.65%) Oracle
3 325 (5.07%) Sitecore
4 136 (2.12%) SAP
5 99 (1.54%) Xamarin
6 92 (1.44%) IBM
7 89 (1.39%) VMware
8 83 (1.30%) Google
9 69 (1.08%) HP
10 65 (1.01%) Salesforce.com
11 58 (0.91%) Red Hat
11 58 (0.91%) Telerik
12 40 (0.62%) ServiceNow
13 39 (0.61%) Atlassian
14 37 (0.58%) Sybase
15 35 (0.55%) TIBCO
16 29 (0.45%) Apple
17 28 (0.44%) Reuters
17 28 (0.44%) Splunk
18 26 (0.41%) ION Trading
Manchester, Lancashire
Cathcart Associates Ltd
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Rate: £300 - £340 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 14 hours ago
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Sanderson
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Pimlico Banks Recruitment
Rate: £market
Posted: 13 hours ago
Warwickshire
Spring Technology
Posted: 18 hours ago
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £330 - £370 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
Worcester, Worcestershire
ESA Group
Rate: From £28,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 23 hours ago
City, London
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £350.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Berkshire
Oscar
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
onezeero.
Rate: £500 - £600 per day + benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
Ventnor, Isle of Wight
IT Retail People Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Good rates and Opportunity
Posted: 22 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Reed Technology
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 23 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: From £300 to £350 per annum
Posted: 15 hours ago
Durham, County Durham
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
Cititec
Posted: 22 hours ago
Huddersfield, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Rate: £375 per day (circa)
Posted: Yesterday
Gloucestershire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Reigate, Surrey
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £25000 - £27000 per annum + Pro rata 6 month fixed term
Posted: 15 hours ago
East London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £600 - £700 per day + Finance
Posted: 18 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Circa £650 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Rullion
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
CV Screen Ltd
Rate: £300 - 350 per day
Posted: 23 hours ago
Sutton, Surrey
Capital IT Resourcing LTD
Rate: £325 - £340 per day
Posted: 2 days ago