Period
to 24 June 2019

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 24 June 2019 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
24 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 19 19 17
Rank change year-on-year 0 -2 +4
Contract jobs citing .NET 6,551 7,259 6,435
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 7.89% 7.93% 7.62%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 24.15% 23.47% 23.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,004 5,463 4,653
England median daily rate £460 £438 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.14% +6.06% +3.13%
10th Percentile £325 £310 £284
90th Percentile £635 £625 £588
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 66 52 87
England median hourly rate £44.50 £42.50 £43.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.71% -1.16% +16.22%
10th Percentile £28.89 £24.50 £20.61
90th Percentile £59.00 £54.75 £55.63
UK median hourly rate £43.96 £42.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year +3.42% - +13.33%

.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 27,121 30,925 27,166
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 32.67% 33.79% 32.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 19,120 21,932 18,872
England median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £340 £315 £306
90th Percentile £650 £631 £614
UK median daily rate £490 £470 £445
% change year-on-year +4.26% +5.62% +4.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 285 333 355
England median hourly rate £44.00 £42.27 £41.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.11% +2.46% +8.55%
10th Percentile £18.50 £16.25 £17.70
90th Percentile £60.00 £62.00 £53.90
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £42.13 £41.13
% change year-on-year +0.89% +2.43% +9.67%

.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 24 June 2019.

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 24 June 2019.

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 24 June 2019. 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 -2 2,921 £500 - 673
South East +9 1,280 £450 +12.50% 596
North of England -1 1,012 £388 +3.33% 686
Midlands -3 630 £404 +0.94% 457
North West +3 581 £400 +6.67% 392
South West -10 447 £450 +16.13% 247
West Midlands -3 403 £450 +12.50% 264
Yorkshire -6 325 £375 - 251
East of England +1 259 £425 +9.68% 199
East Midlands +2 219 £388 +0.32% 193
North East +16 106 £425 +30.77% 43
.NET
UK

For the 6 months to 24 June 2019, 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 4,822 (73.61%) C#
2 2,845 (43.43%) Agile Software Development
3 2,317 (35.37%) JavaScript
4 2,223 (33.93%) SQL Server
5 2,204 (33.64%) SQL
6 2,164 (33.03%) Microsoft Azure
7 1,891 (28.87%) ASP.NET
8 1,791 (27.34%) MVC
9 1,575 (24.04%) AngularJS
10 1,539 (23.49%) Microsoft
11 1,518 (23.17%) HTML
12 1,357 (20.71%) CSS
13 1,346 (20.55%) TDD
14 1,285 (19.62%) .NET Framework
15 1,242 (18.96%) Finance
16 1,200 (18.32%) ASP.NET Web API
17 1,156 (17.65%) .NET Core
18 980 (14.96%) Microservices
19 970 (14.81%) Scrum
20 902 (13.77%) DevOps
21 863 (13.17%) Web Services
22 845 (12.90%) Git (software)
23 832 (12.70%) ASP.NET MVC
24 773 (11.80%) Java
25 678 (10.35%) Visual Studio
26 673 (10.27%) Amazon AWS
27 659 (10.06%) REST
28 656 (10.01%) jQuery
29 641 (9.78%) Continuous Integration
30 636 (9.71%) React

.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
1 361 (5.51%) SharePoint
2 244 (3.72%) IIS
3 192 (2.93%) CMS
4 138 (2.11%) Umbraco
5 107 (1.63%) BizTalk Server
6 105 (1.60%) Confluence
7 76 (1.16%) Elasticsearch
8 63 (0.96%) WebSphere
9 59 (0.90%) Apache
9 59 (0.90%) SharePoint 2013
10 56 (0.85%) SharePoint 2010
11 53 (0.81%) Tomcat
12 46 (0.70%) Sitecore CMS
13 42 (0.64%) EPiServer
14 35 (0.53%) nginx
15 31 (0.47%) Jetty
15 31 (0.47%) NServiceBus
16 29 (0.44%) Mongrel
17 28 (0.43%) Skype for Business
18 27 (0.41%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 155 (2.37%) Microsoft Excel
2 73 (1.11%) Microsoft Office
3 24 (0.37%) MS Visio
4 17 (0.26%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 11 (0.17%) Microsoft Project
6 8 (0.12%) Photoshop
7 7 (0.11%) Chatbot
8 5 (0.076%) InfoPath
9 3 (0.046%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 3 (0.046%) InVision
9 3 (0.046%) Spreadsheet
10 1 (0.015%) Adobe Illustrator
10 1 (0.015%) Adobe XD
10 1 (0.015%) FileZilla
10 1 (0.015%) Fireworks
10 1 (0.015%) Notepad++
10 1 (0.015%) Sketch
10 1 (0.015%) Stata
Business Applications
1 353 (5.39%) Dynamics CRM
2 30 (0.46%) Dynamics AX
3 22 (0.34%) Endur
4 19 (0.29%) Distributed Ledger
5 13 (0.20%) R3 Corda
6 10 (0.15%) Dynamics NAV
6 10 (0.15%) Payment Gateway
7 9 (0.14%) Magento
8 8 (0.12%) Remedy ITSM
8 8 (0.12%) SDL Web 8
9 7 (0.11%) RMDS
10 6 (0.092%) NetSuite
11 4 (0.061%) Eikon
11 4 (0.061%) Oracle EBS R12
11 4 (0.061%) Relativity
11 4 (0.061%) Revive Adserver
12 3 (0.046%) SAP Hybris
12 3 (0.046%) SAP MII
12 3 (0.046%) SAP R/3
13 2 (0.031%) JDE World
Cloud Services
1 2,164 (33.03%) Microsoft Azure
2 673 (10.27%) Amazon AWS
3 250 (3.82%) Serverless
4 239 (3.65%) Dynamics 365
5 197 (3.01%) PaaS
6 171 (2.61%) Power Platform
7 167 (2.55%) Office 365
8 150 (2.29%) SaaS
9 147 (2.24%) Azure Functions
10 125 (1.91%) Google Cloud Platform
11 104 (1.59%) IaaS
12 102 (1.56%) GitHub
13 92 (1.40%) Azure Active Directory
14 80 (1.22%) OpenShift
15 56 (0.85%) Amazon EC2
15 56 (0.85%) AWS Lambda
16 51 (0.78%) AWS CloudFormation
17 44 (0.67%) npm
18 36 (0.55%) Azure Data Factory
19 32 (0.49%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 109 (1.66%) TCP/IP
2 100 (1.53%) HTTP
3 79 (1.21%) Internet
4 73 (1.11%) SSL
5 59 (0.90%) DNS
6 56 (0.85%) Firewall
7 52 (0.79%) FTP
8 44 (0.67%) DHCP
9 36 (0.55%) Intranet
9 36 (0.55%) IPsec
10 30 (0.46%) Ethernet
11 27 (0.41%) AMQP
12 21 (0.32%) Kerberos
13 19 (0.29%) SAN
14 16 (0.24%) Fibre Channel
14 16 (0.24%) iSCSI
14 16 (0.24%) SNMP
15 14 (0.21%) Network Security
15 14 (0.21%) Wi-Fi
16 13 (0.20%) IPFS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2,223 (33.93%) SQL Server
2 339 (5.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 264 (4.03%) NoSQL
4 210 (3.21%) Relational Database
5 203 (3.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 186 (2.84%) Azure SQL Database
7 176 (2.69%) Data Warehouse
8 167 (2.55%) MySQL
9 166 (2.53%) MongoDB
10 154 (2.35%) Cosmos DB
11 149 (2.27%) SQL Server 2012
12 146 (2.23%) Power BI
13 112 (1.71%) SQL Server 2008
14 107 (1.63%) Redis
15 94 (1.43%) Big Data
16 86 (1.31%) SQL Server 2016
17 82 (1.25%) Oracle Database
18 78 (1.19%) SQL Server Analysis Services
19 76 (1.16%) SQL Server 2014
20 71 (1.08%) Data Lake
Development Applications
1 845 (12.90%) Git (software)
2 678 (10.35%) Visual Studio
3 465 (7.10%) Team Foundation Server
4 375 (5.72%) Jenkins
5 307 (4.69%) TeamCity
6 305 (4.66%) JIRA
7 292 (4.46%) Visual Studio Team System
8 251 (3.83%) Selenium
9 192 (2.93%) Octopus Deploy
10 191 (2.92%) SpecFlow
11 173 (2.64%) NUnit
12 92 (1.40%) Bitbucket
13 87 (1.33%) Subversion
14 79 (1.21%) Jasmine
15 71 (1.08%) WebDriver
16 70 (1.07%) webpack
17 67 (1.02%) Cucumber
17 67 (1.02%) gulp
18 66 (1.01%) MSTest
19 65 (0.99%) Moq
General
1 1,242 (18.96%) Finance
2 422 (6.44%) Banking
3 253 (3.86%) Front Office
4 193 (2.95%) Retail
5 126 (1.92%) Law
6 99 (1.51%) Marketing
7 96 (1.47%) Telecoms
8 92 (1.40%) Investment Banking
9 91 (1.39%) Back Office
10 85 (1.30%) Legal
11 81 (1.24%) Manufacturing
12 74 (1.13%) Financial Institution
13 52 (0.79%) Electronics
14 41 (0.63%) Military
15 39 (0.60%) Games
16 37 (0.56%) Aerospace
17 30 (0.46%) Publishing
18 29 (0.44%) Automotive
19 25 (0.38%) Pharmaceutical
20 22 (0.34%) French Language
Job Titles
1 4,631 (70.69%) Developer
2 2,321 (35.43%) .NET Developer
3 1,484 (22.65%) C# Developer
4 919 (14.03%) C# .NET Developer
5 582 (8.88%) Full Stack Developer
6 437 (6.67%) Senior Developer
7 425 (6.49%) Architect
8 377 (5.75%) Angular Developer
9 357 (5.45%) SQL Developer
10 339 (5.17%) Software Developer
11 275 (4.20%) Azure Developer
12 264 (4.03%) Senior .NET Developer
13 252 (3.85%) ASP.NET Developer
14 194 (2.96%) JavaScript Developer
15 186 (2.84%) Software Engineer
16 185 (2.82%) Solutions Architect
17 178 (2.72%) React Developer
18 175 (2.67%) Analyst
19 169 (2.58%) DevOps Engineer
20 158 (2.41%) C# ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,891 (28.87%) ASP.NET
2 1,575 (24.04%) AngularJS
3 1,518 (23.17%) HTML
4 1,357 (20.71%) CSS
5 1,285 (19.62%) .NET Framework
6 1,200 (18.32%) ASP.NET Web API
7 1,156 (17.65%) .NET Core
8 863 (13.17%) Web Services
9 832 (12.70%) ASP.NET MVC
10 659 (10.06%) REST
11 656 (10.01%) jQuery
12 636 (9.71%) React
13 556 (8.49%) Entity Framework
14 534 (8.15%) RESTful
15 516 (7.88%) HTML5
16 496 (7.57%) WCF
17 446 (6.81%) Node.js
18 438 (6.69%) XML
19 412 (6.29%) JSON
20 358 (5.46%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 485 (7.40%) Greenfield Project
2 281 (4.29%) Analytical Skills
3 242 (3.69%) Enterprise Software
4 216 (3.30%) User Experience
5 156 (2.38%) Mobile App
6 130 (1.98%) Hedge funds
7 118 (1.80%) Derivative
8 108 (1.65%) Self-Motivation
9 78 (1.19%) Fixed Income
10 68 (1.04%) Cloud Native
11 64 (0.98%) Algorithms
11 64 (0.98%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 57 (0.87%) Data Protection Act
13 49 (0.75%) Data Structures
14 46 (0.70%) Digital Media
14 46 (0.70%) Equities
15 44 (0.67%) Management Information System
16 38 (0.58%) N-Tier
17 35 (0.53%) Virtual Team
18 34 (0.52%) OTC Derivatives
Operating Systems
1 591 (9.02%) Windows
2 322 (4.92%) Linux
3 117 (1.79%) Windows Server
4 102 (1.56%) Android
5 83 (1.27%) Apple iOS
6 61 (0.93%) Unix
7 44 (0.67%) Windows Server 2012
8 29 (0.44%) CentOS
9 23 (0.35%) CoreOS
10 22 (0.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 22 (0.34%) Windows Server 2008
11 21 (0.32%) Windows 10
12 20 (0.31%) Mac OS
13 18 (0.27%) VMS
14 15 (0.23%) Ubuntu
15 10 (0.15%) Solaris
15 10 (0.15%) Windows 7
16 3 (0.046%) Debian
16 3 (0.046%) Windows 8
16 3 (0.046%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,845 (43.43%) Agile Software Development
2 1,791 (27.34%) MVC
3 1,346 (20.55%) TDD
4 980 (14.96%) Microservices
5 970 (14.81%) Scrum
6 902 (13.77%) DevOps
7 641 (9.78%) Continuous Integration
8 615 (9.39%) Test Automation
9 612 (9.34%) BDD
10 581 (8.87%) Software Engineering
11 502 (7.66%) SOLID
11 502 (7.66%) Unit Testing
12 429 (6.55%) Web Development
13 423 (6.46%) CRM
14 393 (6.00%) OO
15 347 (5.30%) Problem-Solving
16 316 (4.82%) Migration
17 313 (4.78%) SDLC
18 303 (4.63%) E-Commerce
19 276 (4.21%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 4,822 (73.61%) C#
2 2,317 (35.37%) JavaScript
3 2,204 (33.64%) SQL
4 773 (11.80%) Java
5 460 (7.02%) T-SQL
6 417 (6.37%) TypeScript
7 376 (5.74%) VB.NET
8 356 (5.43%) PowerShell
9 323 (4.93%) Python
10 244 (3.72%) C++
11 188 (2.87%) VB
12 153 (2.34%) VBA
13 143 (2.18%) PHP
14 110 (1.68%) PL/SQL
15 97 (1.48%) Ruby
16 90 (1.37%) Go
17 67 (1.02%) Bash Shell
18 57 (0.87%) C
19 50 (0.76%) Scala
20 46 (0.70%) VB6
Qualifications
1 332 (5.07%) Security Cleared
2 267 (4.08%) Degree
3 247 (3.77%) SC Cleared
4 51 (0.78%) Computer Science Degree
5 48 (0.73%) DV Cleared
6 37 (0.56%) BPSS Clearance
7 33 (0.50%) Microsoft Certification
8 23 (0.35%) ISEB
8 23 (0.35%) ISTQB
9 21 (0.32%) DBS Check
10 17 (0.26%) SANS
11 15 (0.23%) TOGAF Certification
12 12 (0.18%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 11 (0.17%) PhD
14 10 (0.15%) CTC Cleared
15 9 (0.14%) ITIL Certification
16 8 (0.12%) Cisco Certification
16 8 (0.12%) MCP
16 8 (0.12%) MCSE
17 7 (0.11%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 264 (4.03%) QA
2 33 (0.50%) GDPR
3 22 (0.34%) WCAG
4 13 (0.20%) SLA
5 9 (0.14%) Disclosure Scotland
5 9 (0.14%) GxP
5 9 (0.14%) HL7
6 8 (0.12%) PCI DSS
6 8 (0.12%) PSD2
7 6 (0.092%) Data Quality
8 5 (0.076%) IFRS
9 4 (0.061%) ISO 15022
9 4 (0.061%) ISO 20022
9 4 (0.061%) MiFID
9 4 (0.061%) PA-DSS
10 3 (0.046%) ISO 9001
11 2 (0.031%) ISO 14001
11 2 (0.031%) ISO 8583
11 2 (0.031%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 2 (0.031%) SEPA
System Software
1 512 (7.82%) Docker
2 197 (3.01%) Active Directory
3 39 (0.60%) Virtual Machines
4 35 (0.53%) VMware Infrastructure
5 30 (0.46%) Xen
6 21 (0.32%) Hyper-V
6 21 (0.32%) XenApp
7 3 (0.046%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 3 (0.046%) Microsoft App-V
8 2 (0.031%) DFS Replication
8 2 (0.031%) LXC
8 2 (0.031%) Virtual Desktop
8 2 (0.031%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.015%) Apache Flume
9 1 (0.015%) Citrix Hypervisor
9 1 (0.015%) HDFS
9 1 (0.015%) KVM
9 1 (0.015%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (0.015%) vSphere
9 1 (0.015%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 376 (5.74%) Kubernetes
2 144 (2.20%) Ansible
3 130 (1.98%) Terraform
4 101 (1.54%) Puppet
5 71 (1.08%) Opscode Chef
6 36 (0.55%) SCCM
7 33 (0.50%) SCOM
8 25 (0.38%) Microsoft Clustering
9 22 (0.34%) Nagios
10 20 (0.31%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 20 (0.31%) SCOrch
11 19 (0.29%) Single Sign-On
12 17 (0.26%) HP ALM
13 15 (0.23%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
14 14 (0.21%) Docker Swarm
14 14 (0.21%) Kibana
14 14 (0.21%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
15 13 (0.20%) Prometheus
15 13 (0.20%) QRadar
16 11 (0.17%) Grafana
Vendors
1 1,539 (23.49%) Microsoft
2 446 (6.81%) Oracle
3 140 (2.14%) Google
4 121 (1.85%) Xamarin
5 120 (1.83%) Sitecore
6 102 (1.56%) SAP
7 73 (1.11%) Telerik
8 70 (1.07%) VMware
9 61 (0.93%) Citrix
10 50 (0.76%) Salesforce.com
11 48 (0.73%) Atlassian
12 47 (0.72%) IBM
13 38 (0.58%) Veracode
14 35 (0.53%) MuleSoft
15 34 (0.52%) HP
16 31 (0.47%) Splunk
17 26 (0.40%) BMC
18 25 (0.38%) UiPath
19 24 (0.37%) Blue Prism
20 23 (0.35%) OpenLink