Period
to 13 April 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 13 April 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
13 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 31 19 16
Rank change year-on-year -12 -3 +3
Contract jobs citing .NET 2,516 3,777 7,248
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 6.04% 7.01% 8.21%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 19.80% 23.05% 24.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,869 2,803 5,585
10th Percentile £325 £323 £325
25th Percentile £400 £381 £375
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £490 £468 £454
Median % change year-on-year +4.81% +2.97% +5.58%
75th Percentile £600 £575 £549
90th Percentile £700 £651 £635
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 22 45
10th Percentile £23.73 £20.50 £24.24
25th Percentile £34.00 £32.19 £37.50
Median hourly rate £42.75 £42.50 £45.00
Median % change year-on-year +0.59% -5.56% -
75th Percentile £46.00 £51.00 £50.50
90th Percentile £53.12 £52.95 £56.50
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £42.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year -5.88% -5.56% -

.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 12,709 16,389 29,319
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 30.49% 30.44% 33.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,182 11,695 21,153
10th Percentile £325 £338 £331
25th Percentile £408 £413 £406
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £500 £500
75th Percentile £594 £588 £575
90th Percentile £688 £675 £650
UK median daily rate £500 £500 £488
% change year-on-year - +2.56% +2.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 149 153 246
10th Percentile £22.03 £19.87 £18.50
25th Percentile £31.25 £31.19 £27.56
Median hourly rate £45.00 £46.00 £44.09
Median % change year-on-year -2.17% +4.33% +7.54%
75th Percentile £57.50 £55.00 £52.50
90th Percentile £63.25 £73.75 £60.00
UK median hourly rate £45.00 £46.00 £43.50
% change year-on-year -2.17% +5.75% +7.41%

.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 13 April 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 13 April 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 13 April 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 -1 1,531 £550 +6.80% 688
North of England +2 302 £400 - 547
South East -21 229 £450 +5.88% 408
North West +1 189 £400 - 316
Midlands -11 166 £375 -9.09% 332
South West -17 113 £473 +5.00% 193
West Midlands -11 99 £375 -21.05% 198
Yorkshire -9 87 £413 +3.13% 178
East Midlands -6 61 £363 +3.57% 131
East of England -38 51 £400 -8.83% 157
North East +14 26 £425 - 53
.NET
UK

For the 6 months to 13 April 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 1,590 (63.20%) C#
2 1,166 (46.34%) Azure
3 934 (37.12%) Agile Software Development
4 848 (33.70%) SQL
5 761 (30.25%) .NET Core
6 738 (29.33%) JavaScript
7 645 (25.64%) DevOps
8 635 (25.24%) SQL Server
9 498 (19.79%) Finance
10 474 (18.84%) ASP.NET
11 470 (18.68%) Microsoft
12 455 (18.08%) AngularJS
13 454 (18.04%) Software Engineering
14 447 (17.77%) Microservices
15 407 (16.18%) React
15 407 (16.18%) TDD
16 400 (15.90%) AWS
17 386 (15.34%) .NET Framework
18 377 (14.98%) HTML
19 366 (14.55%) Python
20 349 (13.87%) CSS
21 325 (12.92%) Java
22 320 (12.72%) MVC
23 313 (12.44%) Web Services
24 263 (10.45%) Test Automation
25 259 (10.29%) ASP.NET Web API
26 253 (10.06%) Banking
27 246 (9.78%) Kubernetes
28 243 (9.66%) Git (software)
29 232 (9.22%) Serverless

.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 95 (3.78%) SharePoint
2 67 (2.66%) IIS
3 41 (1.63%) CMS
4 40 (1.59%) Confluence
5 31 (1.23%) Elasticsearch
6 30 (1.19%) BizTalk Server
7 27 (1.07%) NServiceBus
8 24 (0.95%) EPiServer
9 23 (0.91%) Umbraco
10 16 (0.64%) Apache
11 15 (0.60%) Tomcat
12 11 (0.44%) nginx
12 11 (0.44%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 11 (0.44%) WebSphere
13 10 (0.40%) Apache Spark
14 7 (0.28%) Cloud Foundry
14 7 (0.28%) Oracle Coherence
14 7 (0.28%) Sitecore CMS
15 6 (0.24%) Apache Airflow
15 6 (0.24%) Mendix
Applications
1 27 (1.07%) Microsoft Excel
2 14 (0.56%) Microsoft Office
3 7 (0.28%) MS Visio
4 5 (0.20%) Adobe XD
5 3 (0.12%) Microsoft Project
6 2 (0.079%) Chatbot
7 1 (0.040%) Adobe After Effects
7 1 (0.040%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.040%) Adobe Premiere
7 1 (0.040%) CINEMA 4D
7 1 (0.040%) Figma
7 1 (0.040%) Final Cut Pro
7 1 (0.040%) InfoPath
7 1 (0.040%) Maya
7 1 (0.040%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 1 (0.040%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.040%) Pipeline Pilot
7 1 (0.040%) Sketch
7 1 (0.040%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 47 (1.87%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (0.28%) ION MarketView
2 7 (0.28%) SunGard Martini
3 5 (0.20%) Dynamics NAV
3 5 (0.20%) Sentinel
4 3 (0.12%) Elite 3E
4 3 (0.12%) Markit EDM
4 3 (0.12%) Shopify
4 3 (0.12%) Unit4 Business World
5 2 (0.079%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (0.079%) OPENHousing
5 2 (0.079%) Salerio
5 2 (0.079%) Teamcenter
5 2 (0.079%) thinkFolio
5 2 (0.079%) Visualfiles
6 1 (0.040%) BusinessWorks
6 1 (0.040%) NetSuite
6 1 (0.040%) OpenText MBPM
6 1 (0.040%) Oracle Utilities
6 1 (0.040%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 1,166 (46.34%) Azure
2 400 (15.90%) AWS
3 232 (9.22%) Serverless
4 159 (6.32%) GCP
5 141 (5.60%) PaaS
6 115 (4.57%) Power Platform
7 98 (3.90%) Azure Functions
8 69 (2.74%) Azure Active Directory
8 69 (2.74%) Logic Apps
9 64 (2.54%) IaaS
10 60 (2.38%) SaaS
11 59 (2.34%) Dynamics 365
12 57 (2.27%) AWS Lambda
13 54 (2.15%) AWS CloudFormation
14 50 (1.99%) GitHub
15 42 (1.67%) Microsoft 365
16 37 (1.47%) Cloud Computing
17 28 (1.11%) PowerApps
18 27 (1.07%) Power Automate
19 26 (1.03%) NuGet
Communications & Networking
1 31 (1.23%) Firewall
2 25 (0.99%) HTTP
3 22 (0.87%) DNS
4 17 (0.68%) TCP/IP
5 10 (0.40%) FTP
5 10 (0.40%) SMTP
5 10 (0.40%) SSL
6 8 (0.32%) DHCP
6 8 (0.32%) Network Security
7 7 (0.28%) Ethernet
7 7 (0.28%) Internet
8 6 (0.24%) Kerberos
8 6 (0.24%) LAN
8 6 (0.24%) WAN
9 4 (0.16%) CTI
9 4 (0.16%) IPsec
9 4 (0.16%) Skype
9 4 (0.16%) Softphone
9 4 (0.16%) SSH
9 4 (0.16%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 635 (25.24%) SQL Server
2 131 (5.21%) Azure SQL Database
3 124 (4.93%) NoSQL
4 95 (3.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 88 (3.50%) Cosmos DB
6 80 (3.18%) Power BI
7 73 (2.90%) MySQL
8 72 (2.86%) MongoDB
8 72 (2.86%) Relational Database
9 60 (2.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 47 (1.87%) PostgreSQL
11 38 (1.51%) Data Warehouse
12 30 (1.19%) Redis
13 26 (1.03%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 22 (0.87%) Big Data
15 18 (0.72%) Tableau
16 17 (0.68%) Oracle Database
17 16 (0.64%) SQL Server 2008
17 16 (0.64%) Tableau Desktop
17 16 (0.64%) Tableau Server
Development Applications
1 243 (9.66%) Git (software)
2 159 (6.32%) Visual Studio
3 138 (5.48%) Jenkins
4 127 (5.05%) JIRA
5 90 (3.58%) TeamCity
6 85 (3.38%) Octopus Deploy
7 80 (3.18%) Selenium
8 61 (2.42%) Team Foundation Server
9 51 (2.03%) SpecFlow
10 49 (1.95%) Subversion
11 47 (1.87%) NUnit
12 33 (1.31%) Visual Studio Team System
13 26 (1.03%) NetBeans
14 23 (0.91%) Bitbucket
14 23 (0.91%) SoapUI
15 22 (0.87%) Cucumber
16 19 (0.76%) Postman
16 19 (0.76%) SonarQube
17 18 (0.72%) Cypress.io
17 18 (0.72%) Jasmine
General
1 498 (19.79%) Finance
2 253 (10.06%) Banking
3 171 (6.80%) Front Office
4 125 (4.97%) Public Sector
5 122 (4.85%) Investment Banking
6 44 (1.75%) Retail
7 35 (1.39%) Law
8 33 (1.31%) Telecoms
9 31 (1.23%) Marketing
10 29 (1.15%) Back Office
11 21 (0.83%) Manufacturing
12 18 (0.72%) Games
13 16 (0.64%) Electronics
14 14 (0.56%) Pharmaceutical
15 13 (0.52%) Legal
16 12 (0.48%) Financial Institution
17 11 (0.44%) Aerospace
18 9 (0.36%) Automotive
18 9 (0.36%) Local Government
18 9 (0.36%) Military
Job Titles
1 1,663 (66.10%) Developer
2 818 (32.51%) .NET Developer
3 452 (17.97%) C# Developer
4 238 (9.46%) C# .NET Developer
5 229 (9.10%) Software Engineer
6 201 (7.99%) Full Stack Developer
7 160 (6.36%) Senior Developer
8 149 (5.92%) React Developer
9 138 (5.48%) Architect
10 122 (4.85%) Azure Developer
11 96 (3.82%) Developer/Software Engineer
12 93 (3.70%) SQL Developer
13 90 (3.58%) Senior .NET Developer
14 87 (3.46%) .NET Software Engineer
15 82 (3.26%) Software Developer
16 78 (3.10%) DevOps Engineer
17 71 (2.82%) Lead Developer
18 69 (2.74%) Azure Engineer
19 67 (2.66%) Analyst
19 67 (2.66%) Angular Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 761 (30.25%) .NET Core
2 474 (18.84%) ASP.NET
3 455 (18.08%) AngularJS
4 407 (16.18%) React
5 386 (15.34%) .NET Framework
6 377 (14.98%) HTML
7 349 (13.87%) CSS
8 313 (12.44%) Web Services
9 259 (10.29%) ASP.NET Web API
10 195 (7.75%) REST
11 149 (5.92%) HTML5
12 138 (5.48%) XML
13 137 (5.45%) RESTful
14 136 (5.41%) Node.js
15 126 (5.01%) ASP.NET Core
15 126 (5.01%) WPF
16 119 (4.73%) jQuery
17 117 (4.65%) ASP.NET MVC
18 111 (4.41%) Entity Framework
19 103 (4.09%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 223 (8.86%) Greenfield Project
2 114 (4.53%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 113 (4.49%) Analytical Skills
4 112 (4.45%) User Experience
5 76 (3.02%) Fixed Income
6 62 (2.46%) Derivative
7 61 (2.42%) Self-Motivation
8 55 (2.19%) Cloud Native
9 54 (2.15%) Enterprise Software
10 52 (2.07%) Hedge funds
10 52 (2.07%) Mobile App
11 49 (1.95%) Blog
12 46 (1.83%) Data Structures
13 42 (1.67%) Algorithms
14 37 (1.47%) Public Cloud
15 26 (1.03%) NHS
15 26 (1.03%) N-Tier
16 25 (0.99%) Equities
17 20 (0.79%) Management Information System
18 17 (0.68%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 224 (8.90%) Windows
2 164 (6.52%) Linux
3 50 (1.99%) Apple iOS
4 44 (1.75%) Android
5 32 (1.27%) Unix
6 23 (0.91%) Windows Server
7 17 (0.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 11 (0.44%) CentOS
9 10 (0.40%) Mac OS X
9 10 (0.40%) Windows 10
10 7 (0.28%) VMS
11 5 (0.20%) Ubuntu
12 3 (0.12%) CoreOS
12 3 (0.12%) Solaris
12 3 (0.12%) Windows Server 2012
13 2 (0.079%) AIX
13 2 (0.079%) SUSE
13 2 (0.079%) Windows Server 2016
13 2 (0.079%) Windows Server 2019
14 1 (0.040%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 934 (37.12%) Agile Software Development
2 645 (25.64%) DevOps
3 454 (18.04%) Software Engineering
4 447 (17.77%) Microservices
5 407 (16.18%) TDD
6 320 (12.72%) MVC
7 263 (10.45%) Test Automation
8 216 (8.59%) Scrum
9 201 (7.99%) Continuous Integration
10 188 (7.47%) BDD
11 177 (7.03%) Problem-Solving
12 157 (6.24%) Analytics
13 154 (6.12%) Unit Testing
14 147 (5.84%) OO
15 143 (5.68%) SDLC
16 120 (4.77%) Continuous Improvement
17 118 (4.69%) Asset Management
18 115 (4.57%) Fintech
19 113 (4.49%) Migration
19 113 (4.49%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 1,590 (63.20%) C#
2 848 (33.70%) SQL
3 738 (29.33%) JavaScript
4 366 (14.55%) Python
5 325 (12.92%) Java
6 216 (8.59%) TypeScript
7 205 (8.15%) PowerShell
8 186 (7.39%) C++
9 116 (4.61%) T-SQL
10 85 (3.38%) VB.NET
11 74 (2.94%) PL/SQL
12 56 (2.23%) Go
13 45 (1.79%) VB
14 42 (1.67%) PHP
15 38 (1.51%) Ruby
16 37 (1.47%) Bash Shell
17 32 (1.27%) C
18 27 (1.07%) VBA
19 23 (0.91%) ES6
19 23 (0.91%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 152 (6.04%) Security Cleared
2 112 (4.45%) Degree
3 111 (4.41%) SC Cleared
4 16 (0.64%) Computer Science Degree
5 14 (0.56%) BPSS Clearance
5 14 (0.56%) DV Cleared
6 13 (0.52%) AWS Certification
7 11 (0.44%) ISTQB
8 8 (0.32%) Microsoft Certification
9 4 (0.16%) PhD
10 3 (0.12%) BC Cleared
10 3 (0.12%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 2 (0.079%) ISEB
11 2 (0.079%) Master's Degree
11 2 (0.079%) MCP
11 2 (0.079%) MCSA
11 2 (0.079%) MCSE
11 2 (0.079%) Numerate Degree
11 2 (0.079%) Postgraduate
11 2 (0.079%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 124 (4.93%) QA
2 19 (0.76%) NIST
3 9 (0.36%) WCAG
4 8 (0.32%) SLA
5 6 (0.24%) PCI DSS
6 5 (0.20%) GDPR
6 5 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 2 (0.079%) Cyber Essentials
7 2 (0.079%) Government Security Classifications
7 2 (0.079%) NCSC
8 1 (0.040%) Actionable Recommendations
8 1 (0.040%) COBIT
8 1 (0.040%) Dodd-Frank
8 1 (0.040%) Good Clinical Practice
8 1 (0.040%) HL7
8 1 (0.040%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 1 (0.040%) MiFID
8 1 (0.040%) SNOMED CT
System Software
1 213 (8.47%) Docker
2 95 (3.78%) Active Directory
3 15 (0.60%) Virtual Machines
4 12 (0.48%) Hyper-V
5 10 (0.40%) VMware Infrastructure
6 4 (0.16%) Xen
7 3 (0.12%) Firmware
7 3 (0.12%) LXC
8 2 (0.079%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
8 2 (0.079%) Virtual Desktop
9 1 (0.040%) BitLocker
9 1 (0.040%) DFS Replication
9 1 (0.040%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.040%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 246 (9.78%) Kubernetes
2 189 (7.51%) Terraform
3 70 (2.78%) Ansible
4 27 (1.07%) Opscode Chef
5 24 (0.95%) Grafana
6 22 (0.87%) Prometheus
6 22 (0.87%) Puppet
7 13 (0.52%) Nagios
8 10 (0.40%) Microsoft Intune
8 10 (0.40%) MIIS
9 9 (0.36%) HP Fortify
10 8 (0.32%) Single Sign-On
11 7 (0.28%) Istio
12 6 (0.24%) HP ALM
13 5 (0.20%) CA Single Sign-On
14 4 (0.16%) Packer
14 4 (0.16%) Salt
14 4 (0.16%) ZABBIX
15 3 (0.12%) SCOM
15 3 (0.12%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 470 (18.68%) Microsoft
2 198 (7.87%) Oracle
3 63 (2.50%) Google
4 31 (1.23%) Xamarin
5 29 (1.15%) MuleSoft
6 28 (1.11%) Splunk
7 27 (1.07%) SAP
7 27 (1.07%) ServiceNow
8 26 (1.03%) Salesforce.com
9 24 (0.95%) Sitecore
10 22 (0.87%) DevExpress
11 20 (0.79%) VMware
12 17 (0.68%) Atlassian
12 17 (0.68%) Red Hat
12 17 (0.68%) Telerik
13 16 (0.64%) Databricks
13 16 (0.64%) New Relic
14 15 (0.60%) Apple
15 14 (0.56%) TIBCO
16 13 (0.52%) IBM