Period
to 21 February 2018

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 21 February 2018 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
21 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 21 17 19
Rank change year-on-year -4 +2 -5
Contract jobs citing .NET 7,007 6,872 7,751
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 7.51% 7.72% 7.94%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 23.26% 24.30% 27.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,239 4,963 5,576
England median daily rate £425 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +3.16% +3.40%
10th Percentile £310 £275 £278
90th Percentile £625 £575 £575
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +6.25% +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 85 113
England median hourly rate £45.00 £40.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.50% - +17.65%
10th Percentile £27.02 £14.63 £19.40
90th Percentile £52.50 £48.75 £55.55
UK median hourly rate £45.00 £38.25 £40.00
% change year-on-year +17.65% -4.38% +17.65%

.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 30,126 28,284 28,588
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 32.30% 31.79% 29.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 21,663 19,689 19,987
England median daily rate £475 £435 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.20% +2.35% +6.25%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £281
90th Percentile £630 £600 £594
UK median daily rate £463 £425 £415
% change year-on-year +8.82% +2.41% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 331 322 502
England median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £38.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +3.90% +10.00%
10th Percentile £18.75 £15.75 £16.03
90th Percentile £55.00 £51.69 £56.95
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £38.50
% change year-on-year - +3.90% +10.00%

.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 21 February 2018.

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 21 February 2018.

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 21 February 2018. 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 +4 3,478 £488 +8.33% 1,024
South East -7 1,078 £375 - 670
North of England +2 926 £350 - 808
Midlands -4 688 £383 +9.29% 472
South West +2 519 £375 +7.14% 291
North West 0 480 £366 +4.44% 417
West Midlands +1 394 £400 +14.29% 260
Yorkshire -1 359 £350 +2.94% 325
East of England -8 336 £385 +6.94% 302
East Midlands -3 279 £375 +9.89% 210
North East -2 90 £358 -4.03% 66
.NET
UK

For the 6 months to 21 February 2018, 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 5,233 (74.68%) C#
2 3,169 (45.23%) Agile Software Development
3 2,800 (39.96%) SQL Server
4 2,462 (35.14%) JavaScript
5 2,429 (34.67%) SQL
6 2,425 (34.61%) ASP.NET
7 2,342 (33.42%) MVC
8 1,873 (26.73%) HTML
9 1,679 (23.96%) Microsoft
10 1,646 (23.49%) TDD
11 1,636 (23.35%) CSS
12 1,481 (21.14%) AngularJS
13 1,434 (20.47%) Finance
14 1,419 (20.25%) Microsoft Azure
15 1,328 (18.95%) ASP.NET Web API
16 1,324 (18.90%) .NET Framework
17 1,197 (17.08%) ASP.NET MVC
18 1,017 (14.51%) Scrum
19 943 (13.46%) Web Services
20 882 (12.59%) jQuery
21 858 (12.24%) WCF
22 850 (12.13%) Java
23 820 (11.70%) BDD
24 817 (11.66%) Windows
25 795 (11.35%) Continuous Integration
26 788 (11.25%) DevOps
27 738 (10.53%) HTML5
28 725 (10.35%) Git (software)
29 708 (10.10%) Visual Studio
30 707 (10.09%) Banking

.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
1 333 (4.75%) CMS
2 316 (4.51%) IIS
3 276 (3.94%) SharePoint
4 161 (2.30%) Elasticsearch
5 141 (2.01%) Umbraco
6 129 (1.84%) Confluence
7 120 (1.71%) Sitecore CMS
8 117 (1.67%) NServiceBus
9 94 (1.34%) BizTalk Server
10 80 (1.14%) EPiServer
11 72 (1.03%) Apache
12 67 (0.96%) SharePoint 2013
13 63 (0.90%) Tomcat
13 63 (0.90%) WebSphere
14 43 (0.61%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 42 (0.60%) JBoss
16 38 (0.54%) SharePoint 2010
17 30 (0.43%) Kentico
18 27 (0.39%) OpenStack
19 22 (0.31%) nginx
Applications
1 171 (2.44%) Microsoft Excel
2 89 (1.27%) Microsoft Office
3 30 (0.43%) MS Visio
4 23 (0.33%) Photoshop
5 22 (0.31%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 10 (0.14%) InfoPath
6 10 (0.14%) Spreadsheet
7 7 (0.100%) Adobe Illustrator
8 5 (0.071%) HipChat
8 5 (0.071%) Microsoft Project
9 3 (0.043%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 3 (0.043%) Chatbot
9 3 (0.043%) Simulink
10 2 (0.029%) Fireworks
10 2 (0.029%) InDesign
10 2 (0.029%) Maya
10 2 (0.029%) Pipeline Pilot
11 1 (0.014%) 3ds Max
11 1 (0.014%) Adobe Premiere
11 1 (0.014%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 263 (3.75%) Dynamics CRM
2 26 (0.37%) Dynamics AX
3 16 (0.23%) Payment Gateway
4 14 (0.20%) Dynamics NAV
5 11 (0.16%) Elite 3E
6 10 (0.14%) Dynamics GP
7 9 (0.13%) Endur
7 9 (0.13%) NetSuite
8 7 (0.100%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 7 (0.100%) SunGard GMI
9 5 (0.071%) SimCorp Dimension
10 4 (0.057%) Oracle 11i
10 4 (0.057%) Oracle EBS
10 4 (0.057%) SAP S/4HANA
11 3 (0.043%) BusinessWorks
11 3 (0.043%) Infor M3
11 3 (0.043%) MetaTrader
11 3 (0.043%) Oracle CRM
11 3 (0.043%) SAP CRM
11 3 (0.043%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 1,419 (20.25%) Microsoft Azure
2 629 (8.98%) Amazon AWS
3 144 (2.06%) PaaS
4 106 (1.51%) GitHub
5 105 (1.50%) Office 365
6 96 (1.37%) Dynamics 365
7 74 (1.06%) IaaS
8 72 (1.03%) SaaS
8 72 (1.03%) Serverless
9 61 (0.87%) Cloud Computing
10 53 (0.76%) Google Cloud Platform
11 44 (0.63%) Google Analytics
12 41 (0.59%) npm
13 39 (0.56%) Amazon EC2
14 34 (0.49%) AWS Lambda
15 23 (0.33%) AWS CloudFormation
16 21 (0.30%) Azure Active Directory
17 17 (0.24%) Amazon S3
17 17 (0.24%) OpenShift
18 15 (0.21%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 87 (1.24%) HTTP
2 85 (1.21%) Internet
3 76 (1.08%) TCP/IP
4 53 (0.76%) Firewall
5 48 (0.69%) DNS
6 42 (0.60%) FTP
7 40 (0.57%) SSL
8 35 (0.50%) Intranet
9 30 (0.43%) SMS
10 26 (0.37%) SMTP
11 24 (0.34%) DHCP
12 21 (0.30%) WinSCP
13 19 (0.27%) PuTTY
14 17 (0.24%) Skype
15 16 (0.23%) AMQP
16 15 (0.21%) Network Security
17 14 (0.20%) WAN
18 13 (0.19%) IPsec
19 12 (0.17%) CTI
20 10 (0.14%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2,800 (39.96%) SQL Server
2 411 (5.87%) NoSQL
3 361 (5.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 323 (4.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 288 (4.11%) MongoDB
6 281 (4.01%) Relational Database
7 256 (3.65%) SQL Server 2012
8 235 (3.35%) SQL Server 2008
9 171 (2.44%) Data Warehouse
10 150 (2.14%) Oracle Database
11 149 (2.13%) MySQL
12 148 (2.11%) SQL Server 2016
13 136 (1.94%) SQL Server 2014
14 108 (1.54%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 96 (1.37%) Big Data
16 88 (1.26%) RDBMS
17 82 (1.17%) PostgreSQL
18 61 (0.87%) Power BI
19 59 (0.84%) SQL Server 2005
20 57 (0.81%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 725 (10.35%) Git (software)
2 708 (10.10%) Visual Studio
3 642 (9.16%) Team Foundation Server
4 451 (6.44%) TeamCity
5 375 (5.35%) JIRA
6 340 (4.85%) Octopus Deploy
7 312 (4.45%) NUnit
8 308 (4.40%) Selenium
9 267 (3.81%) Jenkins
10 219 (3.13%) SpecFlow
11 168 (2.40%) Visual Studio Team System
12 167 (2.38%) Subversion
13 98 (1.40%) Moq
14 95 (1.36%) MSBuild
15 91 (1.30%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 89 (1.27%) Cucumber
17 85 (1.21%) Maven
17 85 (1.21%) ReSharper
18 84 (1.20%) MSTest
19 79 (1.13%) Bitbucket
General
1 1,434 (20.47%) Finance
2 707 (10.09%) Banking
3 321 (4.58%) Front Office
4 234 (3.34%) Investment Banking
5 189 (2.70%) Retail
6 170 (2.43%) Marketing
7 123 (1.76%) Advertising
8 113 (1.61%) Law
9 112 (1.60%) Back Office
10 85 (1.21%) Financial Institution
11 73 (1.04%) Legal
12 69 (0.98%) Manufacturing
13 48 (0.69%) Games
13 48 (0.69%) Telecoms
14 35 (0.50%) Electronics
15 25 (0.36%) Publishing
16 22 (0.31%) Automotive
17 15 (0.21%) General Ledger
18 13 (0.19%) Billing
19 11 (0.16%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 5,167 (73.74%) Developer
2 2,607 (37.21%) .NET Developer
3 2,124 (30.31%) C# Developer
4 1,227 (17.51%) C# .NET Developer
5 567 (8.09%) Senior Developer
6 521 (7.44%) SQL Developer
7 509 (7.26%) Full Stack Developer
8 504 (7.19%) ASP.NET Developer
9 443 (6.32%) Architect
10 398 (5.68%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
11 386 (5.51%) C# ASP.NET Developer
12 294 (4.20%) Senior .NET Developer
13 288 (4.11%) Software Developer
14 276 (3.94%) Angular Developer
15 270 (3.85%) JavaScript Developer
16 246 (3.51%) Analyst
17 245 (3.50%) DevOps Engineer
18 243 (3.47%) WPF Developer
19 225 (3.21%) Senior C# Developer
20 216 (3.08%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2,425 (34.61%) ASP.NET
2 1,873 (26.73%) HTML
3 1,636 (23.35%) CSS
4 1,481 (21.14%) AngularJS
5 1,328 (18.95%) ASP.NET Web API
6 1,324 (18.90%) .NET Framework
7 1,197 (17.08%) ASP.NET MVC
8 943 (13.46%) Web Services
9 882 (12.59%) jQuery
10 858 (12.24%) WCF
11 738 (10.53%) HTML5
12 592 (8.45%) WPF
13 577 (8.23%) Entity Framework
14 574 (8.19%) React
15 567 (8.09%) REST
16 535 (7.64%) XML
17 468 (6.68%) RESTful
18 463 (6.61%) Node.js
19 398 (5.68%) .NET Core
20 385 (5.49%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 481 (6.86%) Greenfield Project
2 339 (4.84%) Analytical Skills
3 223 (3.18%) User Experience
4 210 (3.00%) Computer Science
5 208 (2.97%) Enterprise Software
5 208 (2.97%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 196 (2.80%) Fintech
7 152 (2.17%) Mobile App
8 123 (1.76%) Algorithms
9 109 (1.56%) N-Tier
10 106 (1.51%) Fixed Income
10 106 (1.51%) Hedge funds
11 103 (1.47%) Derivative
12 85 (1.21%) Equities
13 82 (1.17%) Data Structures
14 74 (1.06%) Client/Server
15 69 (0.98%) Management Information System
16 55 (0.78%) Public Cloud
17 45 (0.64%) Market Risk
18 44 (0.63%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 817 (11.66%) Windows
2 319 (4.55%) Linux
3 232 (3.31%) Windows Server
4 180 (2.57%) Unix
5 144 (2.06%) Android
6 127 (1.81%) Apple iOS
7 87 (1.24%) Windows Server 2012
8 57 (0.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 34 (0.49%) Windows Server 2008
10 27 (0.39%) Windows 10
11 19 (0.27%) Windows Server 2003
12 18 (0.26%) Windows 7
13 12 (0.17%) Solaris
13 12 (0.17%) Windows 8
14 9 (0.13%) CentOS
14 9 (0.13%) Nucleus RTOS
15 8 (0.11%) HPUX
15 8 (0.11%) VMS
16 7 (0.100%) Windows Phone
17 5 (0.071%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3,169 (45.23%) Agile Software Development
2 2,342 (33.42%) MVC
3 1,646 (23.49%) TDD
4 1,017 (14.51%) Scrum
5 820 (11.70%) BDD
6 795 (11.35%) Continuous Integration
7 788 (11.25%) DevOps
8 669 (9.55%) Test Automation
9 629 (8.98%) Web Development
10 557 (7.95%) OO
11 544 (7.76%) Unit Testing
12 526 (7.51%) Microservices
13 520 (7.42%) E-Commerce
14 493 (7.04%) Software Engineering
15 474 (6.76%) SOLID
16 412 (5.88%) SDLC
17 381 (5.44%) CRM
18 363 (5.18%) SOA
19 358 (5.11%) Front End Development
20 288 (4.11%) MVVM
Programming Languages
1 5,233 (74.68%) C#
2 2,462 (35.14%) JavaScript
3 2,429 (34.67%) SQL
4 850 (12.13%) Java
5 566 (8.08%) T-SQL
6 449 (6.41%) VB.NET
7 392 (5.59%) PowerShell
8 301 (4.30%) C++
9 297 (4.24%) TypeScript
10 288 (4.11%) Python
11 179 (2.55%) PHP
12 169 (2.41%) VBA
13 155 (2.21%) VB
14 122 (1.74%) Ruby
15 111 (1.58%) PL/SQL
16 87 (1.24%) C
17 77 (1.10%) Perl
18 52 (0.74%) R
19 51 (0.73%) VBScript
20 49 (0.70%) XAML
Qualifications
1 339 (4.84%) Degree
2 192 (2.74%) Security Cleared
3 126 (1.80%) SC Cleared
4 74 (1.06%) Computer Science Degree
5 58 (0.83%) Microsoft Certification
6 35 (0.50%) ISTQB
7 33 (0.47%) ISEB
8 25 (0.36%) DV Cleared
9 24 (0.34%) BPSS Clearance
9 24 (0.34%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 16 (0.23%) Numerate Degree
11 15 (0.21%) MCSE
11 15 (0.21%) PhD
12 13 (0.19%) ITIL Certification
13 11 (0.16%) ISEB Practitioner
13 11 (0.16%) MCP
13 11 (0.16%) MCTS
14 9 (0.13%) Master's Degree
15 8 (0.11%) CCNP
15 8 (0.11%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 304 (4.34%) QA
2 68 (0.97%) MiFID
3 30 (0.43%) PCI DSS
3 30 (0.43%) SLA
4 28 (0.40%) HL7
5 27 (0.39%) WCAG
6 21 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 15 (0.21%) GDPR
8 14 (0.20%) ISO 9001
9 13 (0.19%) Data Quality
10 9 (0.13%) EMIR
10 9 (0.13%) GCP
11 7 (0.100%) PMO
12 3 (0.043%) Disclosure Scotland
12 3 (0.043%) Dodd-Frank
12 3 (0.043%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 2 (0.029%) IFRS
13 2 (0.029%) MIL-STD-1553
13 2 (0.029%) MISRA
13 2 (0.029%) MISRA C
System Software
1 314 (4.48%) Docker
2 142 (2.03%) Active Directory
3 62 (0.88%) VMware Infrastructure
4 41 (0.59%) Virtual Machines
5 24 (0.34%) vSphere
6 23 (0.33%) Hyper-V
7 13 (0.19%) Virtual Servers
7 13 (0.19%) VMware ESXi
8 12 (0.17%) Xen
9 11 (0.16%) vCloud
10 9 (0.13%) Microsoft App-V
11 8 (0.11%) Brightmail
12 7 (0.100%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 6 (0.086%) Oracle RAC
13 6 (0.086%) Virtual Desktop
14 4 (0.057%) VMware Workstation
14 4 (0.057%) XenApp
14 4 (0.057%) XenDesktop
15 3 (0.043%) Gluster
15 3 (0.043%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 175 (2.50%) Puppet
2 141 (2.01%) Opscode Chef
3 116 (1.66%) Ansible
4 81 (1.16%) Kubernetes
5 53 (0.76%) Terraform
6 30 (0.43%) Single Sign-On
7 21 (0.30%) Nagios
8 20 (0.29%) HP Quality Center
9 17 (0.24%) BladeLogic
10 15 (0.21%) SCCM
11 12 (0.17%) Grafana
11 12 (0.17%) SCOM
12 10 (0.14%) Opsview
13 9 (0.13%) CA Service Virtualization
13 9 (0.13%) logstash
13 9 (0.13%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
14 8 (0.11%) Icinga
15 7 (0.100%) Control-M
15 7 (0.100%) Salt
15 7 (0.100%) WebSphere Cast Iron
Vendors
1 1,679 (23.96%) Microsoft
2 573 (8.18%) Oracle
3 258 (3.68%) Sitecore
4 129 (1.84%) Xamarin
5 125 (1.78%) Google
6 101 (1.44%) VMware
7 89 (1.27%) SAP
8 77 (1.10%) Atlassian
9 66 (0.94%) HP
10 60 (0.86%) IBM
11 56 (0.80%) Red Hat
12 51 (0.73%) Salesforce.com
13 44 (0.63%) Apigee
14 42 (0.60%) Citrix
15 38 (0.54%) Tableau
16 37 (0.53%) Adobe
16 37 (0.53%) Splunk
17 35 (0.50%) DevExpress
17 35 (0.50%) TIBCO
18 34 (0.49%) Sybase