Period
to 29 July 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 29 July 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
29 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 33 25 21
Rank change year-on-year -8 -4 -4
Contract jobs citing .NET 3,489 2,148 6,404
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 6.10% 6.58% 7.67%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 20.24% 21.22% 23.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,677 1,549 4,916
10th Percentile £350 £325 £325
25th Percentile £406 £398 £375
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £475 £456
Median % change year-on-year +5.26% +4.11% +2.53%
75th Percentile £638 £575 £544
90th Percentile £713 £675 £638
UK median daily rate £495 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +4.21% +5.56% +4.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 10 53
10th Percentile £26.99 £20.46 £23.81
25th Percentile £34.00 £20.50 £41.25
Median hourly rate £44.75 £22.25 £47.50
Median % change year-on-year +101.12% -53.16% +11.76%
75th Percentile £50.00 £40.11 £55.00
90th Percentile £51.63 £45.88 £60.00
UK median hourly rate £44.00 £24.65 £45.00
% change year-on-year +78.50% -45.22% +5.88%

.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 17,240 10,124 26,885
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 30.16% 31.01% 32.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 12,501 7,288 19,131
10th Percentile £360 £337 £345
25th Percentile £425 £413 £410
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £500 £500
Median % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
75th Percentile £620 £600 £575
90th Percentile £700 £688 £650
UK median daily rate £500 £500 £490
% change year-on-year - +2.04% +3.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 171 89 241
10th Percentile £15.63 £20.71 £17.09
25th Percentile £30.35 £30.86 £27.50
Median hourly rate £47.25 £45.00 £45.00
Median % change year-on-year +5.00% - +8.36%
75th Percentile £57.66 £61.00 £53.75
90th Percentile £66.50 £66.55 £60.00
UK median hourly rate £45.00 £45.00 £44.92
% change year-on-year - +0.19% +8.35%

.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 29 July 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 29 July 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 29 July 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 0 2,050 £575 +9.52% 830
North of England +11 440 £408 +1.88% 627
South East -2 350 £425 +3.03% 487
North West +11 304 £405 +1.25% 357
Midlands -19 200 £395 -12.22% 446
South West -9 135 £450 +7.14% 200
West Midlands -31 114 £418 -16.38% 256
East of England -9 107 £425 - 197
Yorkshire -2 101 £425 +13.33% 192
East Midlands -3 84 £375 +4.17% 190
North East +2 35 £400 -5.88% 78
.NET
UK

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 2,367 (67.84%) C#
2 1,562 (44.77%) Azure
3 1,373 (39.35%) Agile Software Development
4 1,309 (37.52%) SQL
5 1,024 (29.35%) .NET Core
6 981 (28.12%) JavaScript
7 951 (27.26%) SQL Server
8 950 (27.23%) DevOps
9 699 (20.03%) Microsoft
10 682 (19.55%) ASP.NET
11 661 (18.95%) AngularJS
12 645 (18.49%) .NET Framework
13 625 (17.91%) Finance
14 606 (17.37%) Full Stack Development
15 594 (17.02%) Microservices
15 594 (17.02%) Software Engineering
16 571 (16.37%) Social Skills
17 564 (16.17%) TDD
18 535 (15.33%) HTML
19 509 (14.59%) AWS
20 484 (13.87%) MVC
21 476 (13.64%) React
22 458 (13.13%) Python
23 453 (12.98%) Git (software)
24 448 (12.84%) Java
25 435 (12.47%) Banking
26 424 (12.15%) CSS
27 373 (10.69%) Docker
28 370 (10.60%) Oracle
29 365 (10.46%) ASP.NET Web API

.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
1 137 (3.93%) SharePoint
2 100 (2.87%) IIS
3 67 (1.92%) Confluence
4 64 (1.83%) CMS
5 63 (1.81%) BizTalk Server
6 43 (1.23%) Apache
7 37 (1.06%) Umbraco
8 36 (1.03%) Elasticsearch
9 31 (0.89%) EPiServer
10 27 (0.77%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 24 (0.69%) nginx
12 22 (0.63%) Apache Spark
13 20 (0.57%) WebSphere
14 19 (0.54%) Oracle Coherence
15 17 (0.49%) Sitecore CMS
16 16 (0.46%) Apache Airflow
16 16 (0.46%) Tomcat
17 13 (0.37%) Kentico
18 12 (0.34%) Apache Solr
19 11 (0.32%) Jetty
Applications
1 48 (1.38%) Microsoft Excel
2 21 (0.60%) Microsoft Office
3 9 (0.26%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 5 (0.14%) Adobe XD
4 5 (0.14%) MS Visio
5 4 (0.11%) Chatbot
6 3 (0.086%) InfoPath
6 3 (0.086%) Photoshop
7 2 (0.057%) Mingle
7 2 (0.057%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.029%) Microsoft Project
8 1 (0.029%) Pipeline Pilot
Business Applications
1 71 (2.03%) Dynamics CRM
2 32 (0.92%) SunGard Martini
3 12 (0.34%) Dynamics AX
4 5 (0.14%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
5 4 (0.11%) Dynamics NAV
5 4 (0.11%) Sentinel
6 3 (0.086%) Exchequer
6 3 (0.086%) Lorenzo
6 3 (0.086%) Magento
6 3 (0.086%) SAP Hybris
6 3 (0.086%) Unit4 Business World
7 2 (0.057%) Endur
7 2 (0.057%) SAP CRM
7 2 (0.057%) Shopify
7 2 (0.057%) thinkFolio
8 1 (0.029%) BASE24
8 1 (0.029%) nopCommerce
8 1 (0.029%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
8 1 (0.029%) Teamcenter
8 1 (0.029%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 1,562 (44.77%) Azure
2 509 (14.59%) AWS
3 324 (9.29%) Serverless
4 181 (5.19%) Azure Functions
5 166 (4.76%) Power Platform
6 165 (4.73%) Azure Cosmos DB
7 163 (4.67%) PaaS
8 155 (4.44%) Azure Service Bus
9 140 (4.01%) GCP
10 106 (3.04%) SaaS
11 103 (2.95%) Azure Logic Apps
12 101 (2.89%) IaaS
13 88 (2.52%) Azure Active Directory
14 86 (2.46%) Dynamics 365
15 77 (2.21%) AWS Lambda
16 72 (2.06%) AWS CloudFormation
17 66 (1.89%) Azure Storage
18 61 (1.75%) Microsoft 365
19 57 (1.63%) Azure Data Factory
20 53 (1.52%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 50 (1.43%) Firewall
2 48 (1.38%) TCP/IP
3 39 (1.12%) HTTP
4 27 (0.77%) DNS
5 21 (0.60%) FTP
6 19 (0.54%) Kerberos
7 16 (0.46%) Network Security
8 15 (0.43%) Internet
8 15 (0.43%) SMTP
9 12 (0.34%) DHCP
9 12 (0.34%) RTMP
9 12 (0.34%) SSL
10 11 (0.32%) Intranet
11 10 (0.29%) Ethernet
11 10 (0.29%) SSH
12 9 (0.26%) VoIP
13 7 (0.20%) IPsec
14 6 (0.17%) LAN
14 6 (0.17%) WAN
15 5 (0.14%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 951 (27.26%) SQL Server
2 183 (5.25%) Azure SQL Database
3 137 (3.93%) NoSQL
4 135 (3.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 133 (3.81%) Relational Database
6 118 (3.38%) Power BI
7 100 (2.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 86 (2.46%) PostgreSQL
9 83 (2.38%) MongoDB
10 81 (2.32%) MySQL
11 69 (1.98%) Data Warehouse
12 68 (1.95%) Data Lake
13 57 (1.63%) Oracle Database
14 44 (1.26%) Oracle Database 12c
15 42 (1.20%) Big Data
16 40 (1.15%) SQL Server 2012
16 40 (1.15%) SQL Server 2016
17 32 (0.92%) Tableau
18 30 (0.86%) Amazon DynamoDB
19 29 (0.83%) Redis
Development Applications
1 453 (12.98%) Git (software)
2 265 (7.60%) Visual Studio
3 249 (7.14%) Jenkins
4 214 (6.13%) JIRA
5 188 (5.39%) TeamCity
6 124 (3.55%) Octopus Deploy
7 98 (2.81%) Subversion
8 93 (2.67%) Selenium
9 88 (2.52%) Team Foundation Server
10 72 (2.06%) NUnit
11 70 (2.01%) SpecFlow
12 68 (1.95%) Bitbucket
13 67 (1.92%) Visual Studio Team System
14 36 (1.03%) GitLab
15 35 (1.00%) Moq
16 33 (0.95%) CppUnit
16 33 (0.95%) Oracle APEX
17 32 (0.92%) Artifactory
18 28 (0.80%) webpack
19 24 (0.69%) JMeter
General
1 625 (17.91%) Finance
2 571 (16.37%) Social Skills
3 435 (12.47%) Banking
4 278 (7.97%) Front Office
5 217 (6.22%) Investment Banking
6 170 (4.87%) Analytical Skills
7 134 (3.84%) Public Sector
8 65 (1.86%) Presentation Skills
9 58 (1.66%) Retail
10 53 (1.52%) Marketing
11 45 (1.29%) Games
12 38 (1.09%) Back Office
13 33 (0.95%) Law
14 32 (0.92%) Telecoms
15 24 (0.69%) Manufacturing
16 21 (0.60%) Documentation Skills
16 21 (0.60%) Pharmaceutical
17 17 (0.49%) Automotive
17 17 (0.49%) Financial Institution
17 17 (0.49%) Organisational Skills
Job Titles
1 2,314 (66.32%) Developer
2 1,135 (32.53%) .NET Developer
3 751 (21.52%) C# Developer
4 365 (10.46%) C# .NET Developer
5 300 (8.60%) Full Stack Developer
6 262 (7.51%) Software Engineer
7 222 (6.36%) Senior Developer
8 206 (5.90%) Azure Developer
9 189 (5.42%) Architect
10 148 (4.24%) React Developer
11 144 (4.13%) SQL Developer
12 131 (3.75%) Angular Developer
13 128 (3.67%) Senior .NET Developer
14 119 (3.41%) Software Developer
15 109 (3.12%) DevOps Engineer
16 98 (2.81%) Analyst
16 98 (2.81%) Solutions Architect
17 92 (2.64%) Consultant
18 89 (2.55%) Azure Engineer
19 79 (2.26%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,024 (29.35%) .NET Core
2 682 (19.55%) ASP.NET
3 661 (18.95%) AngularJS
4 645 (18.49%) .NET Framework
5 535 (15.33%) HTML
6 476 (13.64%) React
7 424 (12.15%) CSS
8 365 (10.46%) ASP.NET Web API
9 321 (9.20%) Web Services
10 255 (7.31%) REST
11 223 (6.39%) RESTful
12 219 (6.28%) HTML5
13 210 (6.02%) WPF
14 201 (5.76%) Entity Framework
15 186 (5.33%) ASP.NET MVC
16 175 (5.02%) JSON
17 174 (4.99%) Node.js
17 174 (4.99%) XML
18 158 (4.53%) jQuery
19 149 (4.27%) ASP.NET Core
Miscellaneous
1 228 (6.53%) Greenfield Project
2 138 (3.96%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 138 (3.96%) User Experience
3 114 (3.27%) Fixed Income
4 103 (2.95%) Derivative
5 102 (2.92%) Cloud Native
6 79 (2.26%) Data Structures
7 74 (2.12%) Enterprise Software
8 61 (1.75%) Self-Motivation
9 58 (1.66%) Mobile App
10 56 (1.61%) Data Protection Act
11 50 (1.43%) Hedge funds
12 41 (1.18%) Public Cloud
13 40 (1.15%) Algorithms
14 38 (1.09%) Legacy Systems
15 32 (0.92%) Legacy Applications
16 31 (0.89%) Interest Rate Derivative
17 26 (0.75%) CMDB
17 26 (0.75%) Management Information System
17 26 (0.75%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 327 (9.37%) Windows
2 172 (4.93%) Linux
3 56 (1.61%) Windows Server
4 27 (0.77%) Unix
5 25 (0.72%) Apple iOS
6 23 (0.66%) Android
7 19 (0.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 18 (0.52%) Windows Server 2016
9 14 (0.40%) Windows Server 2012
10 12 (0.34%) CentOS
11 9 (0.26%) Windows Server 2019
12 8 (0.23%) Windows 10
12 8 (0.23%) Windows XP
13 6 (0.17%) Mac OS X
13 6 (0.17%) Ubuntu
14 5 (0.14%) CoreOS
14 5 (0.14%) VMS
15 3 (0.086%) AIX
16 2 (0.057%) Windows 7
16 2 (0.057%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,373 (39.35%) Agile Software Development
2 950 (27.23%) DevOps
3 606 (17.37%) Full Stack Development
4 594 (17.02%) Microservices
4 594 (17.02%) Software Engineering
5 564 (16.17%) TDD
6 484 (13.87%) MVC
7 354 (10.15%) Scrum
8 337 (9.66%) Test Automation
9 302 (8.66%) Continuous Integration
10 297 (8.51%) Unit Testing
11 243 (6.96%) Problem-Solving
12 224 (6.42%) OO
12 224 (6.42%) SDLC
13 223 (6.39%) BDD
14 187 (5.36%) Analytics
15 184 (5.27%) Continuous Improvement
16 175 (5.02%) Migration
17 160 (4.59%) Web Development
18 155 (4.44%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 2,367 (67.84%) C#
2 1,309 (37.52%) SQL
3 981 (28.12%) JavaScript
4 458 (13.13%) Python
5 448 (12.84%) Java
6 349 (10.00%) TypeScript
7 251 (7.19%) C++
8 221 (6.33%) PowerShell
9 149 (4.27%) T-SQL
10 124 (3.55%) VB.NET
11 119 (3.41%) PL/SQL
12 93 (2.67%) Go
13 77 (2.21%) VB
14 53 (1.52%) VBA
15 43 (1.23%) PHP
16 40 (1.15%) Ruby
17 39 (1.12%) Bash Shell
18 35 (1.00%) C
19 32 (0.92%) Scala
20 29 (0.83%) ES6
Qualifications
1 212 (6.08%) Security Cleared
2 173 (4.96%) Degree
3 146 (4.18%) SC Cleared
4 24 (0.69%) Computer Science Degree
5 19 (0.54%) ISTQB
5 19 (0.54%) Numerate Degree
6 18 (0.52%) Microsoft Certification
7 17 (0.49%) BPSS Clearance
8 16 (0.46%) DV Cleared
9 15 (0.43%) PhD
10 11 (0.32%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 10 (0.29%) AWS Certification
12 7 (0.20%) Master's Degree
13 6 (0.17%) ITIL Certification
14 3 (0.086%) MCSE
15 2 (0.057%) CCA
15 2 (0.057%) CISA
15 2 (0.057%) CISSP
15 2 (0.057%) CREST Certified
15 2 (0.057%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 139 (3.98%) QA
2 37 (1.06%) Accessibility
3 17 (0.49%) WCAG
4 9 (0.26%) GDPR
5 7 (0.20%) SLA
6 5 (0.14%) HL7
6 5 (0.14%) PCI DSS
7 4 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 27005
7 4 (0.11%) NIST
8 1 (0.029%) Data Quality
8 1 (0.029%) Def Stans
8 1 (0.029%) DICOM
8 1 (0.029%) Disclosure Scotland
8 1 (0.029%) GRC
8 1 (0.029%) MiFID
8 1 (0.029%) NCSC
8 1 (0.029%) PMO
System Software
1 373 (10.69%) Docker
2 135 (3.87%) Active Directory
3 11 (0.32%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (0.20%) Virtual Machines
4 7 (0.20%) Xen
5 5 (0.14%) LXC
5 5 (0.14%) Virtual Desktop
6 4 (0.11%) Virtual Servers
7 3 (0.086%) Hyper-V
8 2 (0.057%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
8 2 (0.057%) BitLocker
8 2 (0.057%) Platform Symphony
8 2 (0.057%) vSphere
9 1 (0.029%) Oracle RAC
9 1 (0.029%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.029%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 353 (10.12%) Kubernetes
2 194 (5.56%) Terraform
3 126 (3.61%) Ansible
4 66 (1.89%) Prometheus
5 49 (1.40%) Puppet
6 48 (1.38%) Opscode Chef
7 47 (1.35%) Grafana
8 23 (0.66%) Nagios
9 22 (0.63%) MIIS
10 21 (0.60%) BladeLogic
11 17 (0.49%) ZABBIX
12 16 (0.46%) HP Fortify
12 16 (0.46%) ITRS Geneos
13 14 (0.40%) Microsoft Intune
14 11 (0.32%) Control-M
15 10 (0.29%) CA Single Sign-On
16 8 (0.23%) Istio
17 7 (0.20%) SCCM
17 7 (0.20%) Single Sign-On
18 5 (0.14%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 699 (20.03%) Microsoft
2 370 (10.60%) Oracle
3 70 (2.01%) Google
4 60 (1.72%) Databricks
5 48 (1.38%) Splunk
6 42 (1.20%) MuleSoft
7 34 (0.97%) SAP
7 34 (0.97%) Telerik
8 32 (0.92%) FIS
8 32 (0.92%) Sitecore
8 32 (0.92%) SunGard
9 31 (0.89%) DevExpress
10 30 (0.86%) Salesforce.com
11 27 (0.77%) Xamarin
12 26 (0.75%) ServiceNow
13 25 (0.72%) IBM
14 22 (0.63%) TIBCO
15 21 (0.60%) New Relic
16 20 (0.57%) Atlassian
16 20 (0.57%) VMware