Period
to 3 June 2020

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 3 June 2020 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
3 Jun 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 21 18 18
Rank change year-on-year -3 0 -1
Contract jobs citing .NET 2,772 6,529 7,213
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 6.85% 7.95% 7.81%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 22.28% 24.15% 23.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,040 5,133 5,481
Median daily rate £475 £460 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.26% +5.14% +9.38%
10th Percentile £320 £325 £310
90th Percentile £660 £625 £619
UK median daily rate £460 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.22% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 58 55
Median hourly rate £35.00 £44.46 £43.92
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.27% +1.23% +2.13%
10th Percentile £20.50 £30.20 £24.70
90th Percentile £44.95 £58.60 £54.00
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £42.00 £43.92
% change year-on-year -16.67% -4.36% +2.73%

.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 12,441 27,040 30,814
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 30.76% 32.92% 33.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,524 19,066 21,846
Median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £335 £341 £313
90th Percentile £675 £650 £625
UK median daily rate £500 £490 £475
% change year-on-year +2.04% +3.16% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 178 275 330
Median hourly rate £35.00 £44.00 £42.27
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.45% +4.11% +3.09%
10th Percentile £24.50 £18.50 £17.48
90th Percentile £63.23 £61.40 £60.25
Median hourly rate £35.00 £42.50 £42.27
% change year-on-year -17.65% +0.56% +4.36%

.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 3 June 2020.

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 3 June 2020.

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 3 June 2020. 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 +1 1,368 £511 +2.25% 293
South East -15 405 £413 -8.33% 240
North of England -15 337 £400 - 313
Midlands -2 234 £425 +4.94% 158
South West -6 232 £423 -5.91% 102
North West -16 186 £400 - 188
East of England +16 179 £445 +5.95% 78
West Midlands -4 146 £475 +5.56% 95
Yorkshire -5 118 £375 - 87
East Midlands -4 88 £375 -2.91% 63
North East -17 33 £400 -5.88% 38
.NET
UK

For the 6 months to 3 June 2020, 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 2,004 (72.29%) C#
2 1,141 (41.16%) Azure
3 1,102 (39.75%) Agile Software Development
4 1,029 (37.12%) SQL
5 967 (34.88%) JavaScript
6 896 (32.32%) SQL Server
7 724 (26.12%) ASP.NET
8 684 (24.68%) Microsoft
9 626 (22.58%) AngularJS
10 615 (22.19%) .NET Core
11 573 (20.67%) MVC
12 569 (20.53%) DevOps
13 550 (19.84%) Finance
14 521 (18.80%) HTML
15 492 (17.75%) .NET Framework
16 410 (14.79%) Microservices
17 409 (14.75%) CSS
18 403 (14.54%) Scrum
18 403 (14.54%) React
19 402 (14.50%) Java
20 391 (14.11%) TDD
21 382 (13.78%) Web Services
22 366 (13.20%) Git (software)
23 350 (12.63%) AWS
24 306 (11.04%) ASP.NET Web API
25 292 (10.53%) Windows
26 271 (9.78%) Software Engineering
27 262 (9.45%) Entity Framework
28 242 (8.73%) Test Automation
28 242 (8.73%) Docker

.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
1 152 (5.48%) SharePoint
2 109 (3.93%) IIS
3 93 (3.35%) CMS
4 40 (1.44%) Confluence
5 38 (1.37%) Umbraco
6 32 (1.15%) Elasticsearch
7 29 (1.05%) Sitecore CMS
8 26 (0.94%) BizTalk Server
9 24 (0.87%) NServiceBus
9 24 (0.87%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 20 (0.72%) Apache
10 20 (0.72%) Apache Spark
10 20 (0.72%) EPiServer
11 18 (0.65%) Skype for Business
12 15 (0.54%) Tomcat
13 13 (0.47%) SharePoint 2013
14 12 (0.43%) SAS
15 11 (0.40%) Apache Solr
16 10 (0.36%) WebSphere
17 9 (0.32%) Cloud Foundry
Applications
1 76 (2.74%) Microsoft Excel
2 31 (1.12%) Microsoft Office
3 16 (0.58%) Photoshop
4 10 (0.36%) Acrobat
5 7 (0.25%) MS Visio
6 5 (0.18%) Chatbot
6 5 (0.18%) InfoPath
6 5 (0.18%) Microsoft Project
7 4 (0.14%) Microsoft PowerPoint
8 3 (0.11%) Spreadsheet
9 2 (0.072%) Adobe XD
10 1 (0.036%) Adobe After Effects
10 1 (0.036%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 1 (0.036%) Adobe Illustrator
10 1 (0.036%) Adobe Premiere
10 1 (0.036%) Camtasia
10 1 (0.036%) EngageOne
10 1 (0.036%) Figma
10 1 (0.036%) GIMP
10 1 (0.036%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 115 (4.15%) Dynamics CRM
2 15 (0.54%) Dynamics AX
3 9 (0.32%) Magento
4 7 (0.25%) Distributed Ledger
4 7 (0.25%) Sophis RISQUE
5 6 (0.22%) Endur
5 6 (0.22%) Oracle Applications
6 5 (0.18%) Shopify
6 5 (0.18%) Unit4 Business World
7 4 (0.14%) Payment Gateway
8 3 (0.11%) BusinessWorks
8 3 (0.11%) Dynamics NAV
8 3 (0.11%) SAP CO
8 3 (0.11%) SAP FI
8 3 (0.11%) SAP FI/CO
8 3 (0.11%) Visualfiles
9 2 (0.072%) Oracle BPM
9 2 (0.072%) Oracle ERP
9 2 (0.072%) RMDS
9 2 (0.072%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1,141 (41.16%) Azure
2 350 (12.63%) AWS
3 100 (3.61%) Power Platform
4 99 (3.57%) Dynamics 365
5 90 (3.25%) SaaS
5 90 (3.25%) Serverless
6 80 (2.89%) PaaS
7 77 (2.78%) GCP
8 57 (2.06%) GitHub
9 50 (1.80%) Office 365
10 46 (1.66%) Logic Apps
11 40 (1.44%) Azure Functions
12 39 (1.41%) IaaS
13 30 (1.08%) AWS Lambda
13 30 (1.08%) Azure Active Directory
14 25 (0.90%) npm
15 24 (0.87%) Azure Data Factory
16 21 (0.76%) OpenShift
17 17 (0.61%) PowerApps
18 13 (0.47%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 52 (1.88%) Firewall
2 46 (1.66%) TCP/IP
3 37 (1.33%) DNS
4 32 (1.15%) HTTP
5 30 (1.08%) Internet
6 25 (0.90%) DHCP
7 24 (0.87%) Ethernet
7 24 (0.87%) Intranet
8 23 (0.83%) Skype
9 22 (0.79%) VPN
9 22 (0.79%) WAN
10 21 (0.76%) Wireless
11 20 (0.72%) DMZ
12 15 (0.54%) RTMP
13 14 (0.51%) SSL
14 12 (0.43%) Kerberos
14 12 (0.43%) PBX
15 11 (0.40%) Network Security
16 7 (0.25%) FTP
17 6 (0.22%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 896 (32.32%) SQL Server
2 139 (5.01%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 113 (4.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 112 (4.04%) MongoDB
5 111 (4.00%) NoSQL
6 94 (3.39%) MySQL
7 93 (3.35%) Azure SQL Database
7 93 (3.35%) Data Warehouse
8 86 (3.10%) Redis
9 83 (2.99%) Relational Database
10 81 (2.92%) Power BI
11 70 (2.53%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 54 (1.95%) Oracle Database
13 47 (1.70%) Cosmos DB
13 47 (1.70%) SQL Server 2008
14 45 (1.62%) Big Data
14 45 (1.62%) Microsoft Analysis Services
15 33 (1.19%) Data Lake
15 33 (1.19%) PostgreSQL
16 29 (1.05%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 366 (13.20%) Git (software)
2 217 (7.83%) Visual Studio
3 165 (5.95%) Team Foundation Server
4 150 (5.41%) TeamCity
5 130 (4.69%) JIRA
6 125 (4.51%) Selenium
7 115 (4.15%) Octopus Deploy
8 98 (3.54%) SpecFlow
9 90 (3.25%) Jenkins
10 68 (2.45%) Visual Studio Team System
11 63 (2.27%) Subversion
12 57 (2.06%) NUnit
13 37 (1.33%) Cucumber
14 30 (1.08%) Moq
15 29 (1.05%) Eclipse
15 29 (1.05%) MSBuild
16 28 (1.01%) NetBeans
17 27 (0.97%) Artifactory
18 25 (0.90%) WebDriver
18 25 (0.90%) webpack
General
1 550 (19.84%) Finance
2 228 (8.23%) Front Office
3 180 (6.49%) Banking
4 125 (4.51%) Public Sector
5 70 (2.53%) Retail
6 61 (2.20%) Investment Banking
7 51 (1.84%) Back Office
8 44 (1.59%) Law
9 32 (1.15%) Marketing
10 29 (1.05%) Aerospace
10 29 (1.05%) Publishing
11 25 (0.90%) Military
12 23 (0.83%) Financial Institution
12 23 (0.83%) Telecoms
13 13 (0.47%) Legal
14 12 (0.43%) Games
15 10 (0.36%) Local Government
15 10 (0.36%) Manufacturing
16 9 (0.32%) International Banking
17 7 (0.25%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 1,868 (67.39%) Developer
2 969 (34.96%) .NET Developer
3 572 (20.63%) C# Developer
4 307 (11.08%) C# .NET Developer
5 184 (6.64%) Full Stack Developer
6 162 (5.84%) Architect
7 160 (5.77%) Senior Developer
8 148 (5.34%) SQL Developer
9 141 (5.09%) Azure Developer
10 138 (4.98%) Software Developer
11 109 (3.93%) Angular Developer
12 107 (3.86%) React Developer
13 102 (3.68%) ASP.NET Developer
14 98 (3.54%) Software Engineer
15 88 (3.17%) JavaScript Developer
16 87 (3.14%) Senior .NET Developer
17 77 (2.78%) Analyst
18 69 (2.49%) Solutions Architect
19 68 (2.45%) DevOps Engineer
20 66 (2.38%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 724 (26.12%) ASP.NET
2 626 (22.58%) AngularJS
3 615 (22.19%) .NET Core
4 521 (18.80%) HTML
5 492 (17.75%) .NET Framework
6 409 (14.75%) CSS
7 403 (14.54%) React
8 382 (13.78%) Web Services
9 306 (11.04%) ASP.NET Web API
10 262 (9.45%) Entity Framework
11 228 (8.23%) ASP.NET MVC
12 219 (7.90%) Node.js
13 218 (7.86%) jQuery
14 174 (6.28%) HTML5
14 174 (6.28%) REST
15 168 (6.06%) WCF
16 160 (5.77%) WPF
16 160 (5.77%) XML
17 155 (5.59%) RESTful
18 124 (4.47%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 199 (7.18%) Greenfield Project
2 135 (4.87%) Analytical Skills
3 102 (3.68%) Fixed Income
3 102 (3.68%) User Experience
4 88 (3.17%) Derivative
5 76 (2.74%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 70 (2.53%) Enterprise Software
7 59 (2.13%) Hedge funds
8 58 (2.09%) Self-Motivation
9 52 (1.88%) Mobile App
10 51 (1.84%) Cloud Native
11 48 (1.73%) Equities
12 35 (1.26%) Data Centre
12 35 (1.26%) Public Cloud
13 34 (1.23%) PKI
14 27 (0.97%) Virtual Team
15 25 (0.90%) Blog
15 25 (0.90%) Management Information System
16 20 (0.72%) NHS
17 19 (0.69%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 292 (10.53%) Windows
2 160 (5.77%) Linux
3 74 (2.67%) Windows Server
4 50 (1.80%) Android
5 35 (1.26%) Apple iOS
6 30 (1.08%) Unix
7 26 (0.94%) Windows Server 2016
8 23 (0.83%) Windows Server 2012
9 20 (0.72%) CentOS
10 12 (0.43%) Windows 10
11 11 (0.40%) Mac OS
11 11 (0.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 9 (0.32%) CoreOS
12 9 (0.32%) Windows Server 2008
13 8 (0.29%) VMS
14 5 (0.18%) Solaris
14 5 (0.18%) Ubuntu
14 5 (0.18%) Windows XP
15 4 (0.14%) Oracle Linux
16 3 (0.11%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,102 (39.75%) Agile Software Development
2 573 (20.67%) MVC
3 569 (20.53%) DevOps
4 410 (14.79%) Microservices
5 403 (14.54%) Scrum
6 391 (14.11%) TDD
7 271 (9.78%) Software Engineering
8 242 (8.73%) Test Automation
9 206 (7.43%) Migration
10 202 (7.29%) Continuous Integration
11 193 (6.96%) Unit Testing
12 177 (6.39%) BDD
13 163 (5.88%) OO
14 161 (5.81%) CRM
14 161 (5.81%) Problem-Solving
15 156 (5.63%) Web Development
16 150 (5.41%) SDLC
17 128 (4.62%) E-Commerce
18 126 (4.55%) SOLID
19 106 (3.82%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 2,004 (72.29%) C#
2 1,029 (37.12%) SQL
3 967 (34.88%) JavaScript
4 402 (14.50%) Java
5 214 (7.72%) T-SQL
6 197 (7.11%) Python
7 193 (6.96%) TypeScript
8 192 (6.93%) PowerShell
9 153 (5.52%) VB.NET
10 147 (5.30%) C++
11 76 (2.74%) VBA
12 67 (2.42%) VB
13 59 (2.13%) C
14 57 (2.06%) PHP
15 42 (1.52%) F#
16 39 (1.41%) PL/SQL
17 27 (0.97%) Bash Shell
17 27 (0.97%) XAML
18 26 (0.94%) Ruby
19 25 (0.90%) R
Qualifications
1 216 (7.79%) Security Cleared
2 177 (6.39%) SC Cleared
3 136 (4.91%) Degree
4 56 (2.02%) Microsoft Certification
5 35 (1.26%) DV Cleared
6 34 (1.23%) Computer Science Degree
7 26 (0.94%) CISSP
8 24 (0.87%) ISTQB
9 17 (0.61%) Master's Degree
10 13 (0.47%) MCITP
11 11 (0.40%) ISEB
12 9 (0.32%) Numerate Degree
13 8 (0.29%) MCSD
14 6 (0.22%) CISA
14 6 (0.22%) CISM
14 6 (0.22%) CRISC
15 5 (0.18%) CESG Certified Professional
15 5 (0.18%) GSSP-.NET
15 5 (0.18%) GWAPT
15 5 (0.18%) ISACA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 99 (3.57%) QA
2 15 (0.54%) SLA
3 9 (0.32%) GDPR
4 7 (0.25%) Solvency II
5 6 (0.22%) NIST
5 6 (0.22%) PMO
6 4 (0.14%) Data Quality
6 4 (0.14%) MiFID
7 3 (0.11%) PCI DSS
7 3 (0.11%) WCAG
8 2 (0.072%) EMIR
9 1 (0.036%) COBIT
9 1 (0.036%) COSO
9 1 (0.036%) GxP
9 1 (0.036%) HL7
9 1 (0.036%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 1 (0.036%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 242 (8.73%) Docker
2 113 (4.08%) Active Directory
3 23 (0.83%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (0.32%) Virtual Machines
5 5 (0.18%) VirtualBox
5 5 (0.18%) VMware NSX
6 4 (0.14%) NFS
6 4 (0.14%) Xen
7 3 (0.11%) Hyper-V
8 2 (0.072%) LXC
8 2 (0.072%) NDS
8 2 (0.072%) Oracle RAC
8 2 (0.072%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.036%) IAG
9 1 (0.036%) Postfix
9 1 (0.036%) Virtual Desktop
9 1 (0.036%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (0.036%) VMware Workstation
9 1 (0.036%) vSphere
9 1 (0.036%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 199 (7.18%) Kubernetes
2 60 (2.16%) Terraform
3 46 (1.66%) Ansible
4 23 (0.83%) Single Sign-On
5 19 (0.69%) Opscode Chef
6 16 (0.58%) Puppet
7 15 (0.54%) MIIS
8 10 (0.36%) Grafana
8 10 (0.36%) Prometheus
9 9 (0.32%) SCOM
10 8 (0.29%) FortiGate
11 7 (0.25%) Forefront Identity Manager
11 7 (0.25%) Nagios
12 6 (0.22%) HP ALM
12 6 (0.22%) SCCM
13 5 (0.18%) Kibana
13 5 (0.18%) vCenter Server
14 4 (0.14%) Oracle ZFS
14 4 (0.14%) SCVMM
15 3 (0.11%) Oracle Statspack
Vendors
1 684 (24.68%) Microsoft
2 229 (8.26%) Oracle
3 59 (2.13%) Sitecore
4 57 (2.06%) Google
5 46 (1.66%) Xamarin
6 36 (1.30%) SAP
7 35 (1.26%) VMware
8 29 (1.05%) DevExpress
9 28 (1.01%) Atlassian
10 26 (0.94%) Tableau
11 23 (0.83%) CyberArk
12 20 (0.72%) Blue Prism
12 20 (0.72%) RedGate
13 19 (0.69%) AppDynamics
14 18 (0.65%) Adobe
14 18 (0.65%) TIBCO
15 17 (0.61%) Databricks
15 17 (0.61%) IBM
16 15 (0.54%) Cisco
17 14 (0.51%) OpenLink