Period
to 24 October 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 24 October 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
24 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 34 29 19
Rank change year-on-year -5 -10 -2
Contract jobs citing .NET 3,938 1,598 5,649
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 5.86% 5.84% 7.33%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 19.84% 18.41% 23.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,096 1,198 4,328
10th Percentile £350 £312 £325
25th Percentile £406 £381 £375
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £505 £475 £450
Median % change year-on-year +6.32% +5.56% -
75th Percentile £630 £588 £538
90th Percentile £723 £677 £625
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 7 35
10th Percentile £27.10 £20.80 £24.76
25th Percentile £37.54 £22.38 £39.25
Median hourly rate £48.27 £25.30 £44.00
Median % change year-on-year +90.77% -42.50% +0.67%
75th Percentile £53.22 £44.69 £53.13
90th Percentile £62.14 £54.25 £59.00
UK median hourly rate £48.27 £33.75 £44.00
% change year-on-year +43.01% -23.30% +1.73%

.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 19,850 8,679 24,095
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 29.52% 31.74% 31.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 14,547 6,254 17,185
10th Percentile £363 £313 £340
25th Percentile £438 £400 £408
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £500 £500
Median % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
75th Percentile £638 £588 £575
90th Percentile £713 £675 £650
UK median daily rate £525 £495 £500
% change year-on-year +6.06% -1.00% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 216 64 211
10th Percentile £18.55 £22.50 £16.25
25th Percentile £31.25 £30.00 £31.25
Median hourly rate £49.00 £42.00 £45.00
Median % change year-on-year +16.67% -6.67% +7.75%
75th Percentile £63.31 £54.00 £53.75
90th Percentile £73.02 £60.13 £73.75
UK median hourly rate £49.00 £42.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year +15.29% -5.56% +7.95%

.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 24 October 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 24 October 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 24 October 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 -3 2,160 £575 +6.98% 883
North of England +15 526 £413 +13.79% 655
South East -1 376 £450 - 446
North West +14 342 £405 +8.00% 391
Midlands -7 283 £413 +10.00% 393
South West +5 168 £425 +3.66% 153
West Midlands -17 165 £423 +4.86% 231
Yorkshire +11 150 £425 +29.77% 186
East of England -1 141 £438 +9.38% 166
East Midlands +2 116 £400 +23.08% 162
North East +3 34 £413 -2.94% 78
.NET
UK

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 2,781 (70.62%) C#
2 1,746 (44.34%) Azure
3 1,543 (39.18%) Agile Software Development
4 1,508 (38.29%) SQL
5 1,180 (29.96%) SQL Server
6 1,114 (28.29%) JavaScript
7 1,085 (27.55%) .NET Core
8 1,074 (27.27%) DevOps
9 816 (20.72%) Microsoft
10 811 (20.59%) .NET Framework
11 799 (20.29%) ASP.NET
12 733 (18.61%) Finance
13 709 (18.00%) Social Skills
14 675 (17.14%) Microservices
15 669 (16.99%) Software Engineering
16 666 (16.91%) AngularJS
17 643 (16.33%) HTML
18 631 (16.02%) Full Stack Development
19 573 (14.55%) MVC
20 570 (14.47%) CSS
21 546 (13.86%) TDD
21 546 (13.86%) Git (software)
22 533 (13.53%) Java
23 485 (12.32%) React
24 479 (12.16%) AWS
25 470 (11.93%) Scrum
26 461 (11.71%) Banking
26 461 (11.71%) Windows
27 450 (11.43%) Docker
28 436 (11.07%) Python

.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
1 204 (5.18%) SharePoint
2 115 (2.92%) Confluence
3 96 (2.44%) IIS
4 80 (2.03%) BizTalk Server
5 79 (2.01%) CMS
6 44 (1.12%) Umbraco
7 40 (1.02%) Elasticsearch
8 36 (0.91%) Apache
9 21 (0.53%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 18 (0.46%) Apache Spark
10 18 (0.46%) EPiServer
10 18 (0.46%) WebSphere
11 17 (0.43%) nginx
11 17 (0.43%) Sitecore CMS
12 16 (0.41%) Apache Solr
13 15 (0.38%) Tomcat
14 14 (0.36%) SharePoint 2013
15 13 (0.33%) Kentico
15 13 (0.33%) SharePoint Server
16 11 (0.28%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 102 (2.59%) Microsoft Excel
2 33 (0.84%) Microsoft Office
3 12 (0.30%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 6 (0.15%) Microsoft Project
5 5 (0.13%) Spreadsheet
6 4 (0.10%) Chatbot
7 3 (0.076%) InfoPath
7 3 (0.076%) Mingle
7 3 (0.076%) MS Visio
7 3 (0.076%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.025%) Acrobat
8 1 (0.025%) FileZilla
8 1 (0.025%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 84 (2.13%) Dynamics CRM
2 35 (0.89%) SunGard Martini
3 29 (0.74%) Dynamics AX
4 9 (0.23%) Endur
5 7 (0.18%) BusinessWorks
5 7 (0.18%) Lorenzo
6 6 (0.15%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
7 4 (0.10%) Magento
7 4 (0.10%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 3 (0.076%) Dynamics NAV
8 3 (0.076%) Exchequer
8 3 (0.076%) SAP Hybris
9 2 (0.051%) Dynamics GP
9 2 (0.051%) Loan IQ
9 2 (0.051%) SAP CRM
9 2 (0.051%) SAP MII
9 2 (0.051%) thinkFolio
10 1 (0.025%) BASE24
10 1 (0.025%) Cerner Millennium
10 1 (0.025%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 1,746 (44.34%) Azure
2 479 (12.16%) AWS
3 334 (8.48%) Serverless
4 212 (5.38%) Azure Functions
5 197 (5.00%) Azure Service Bus
6 195 (4.95%) Azure Cosmos DB
7 194 (4.93%) Power Platform
8 174 (4.42%) PaaS
9 132 (3.35%) Azure Logic Apps
10 112 (2.84%) GCP
11 107 (2.72%) Dynamics 365
12 104 (2.64%) SaaS
13 87 (2.21%) PowerApps
14 79 (2.01%) Azure Active Directory
14 79 (2.01%) Azure Data Factory
14 79 (2.01%) IaaS
15 77 (1.96%) Azure Storage
15 77 (1.96%) GitHub
15 77 (1.96%) Microsoft 365
16 76 (1.93%) Azure Event Grid
Communications & Networking
1 65 (1.65%) TCP/IP
2 52 (1.32%) Firewall
3 39 (0.99%) HTTP
4 27 (0.69%) Network Security
5 26 (0.66%) RTMP
6 25 (0.63%) Internet
7 21 (0.53%) DNS
8 17 (0.43%) Intranet
9 16 (0.41%) Ethernet
9 16 (0.41%) Kerberos
10 13 (0.33%) SSL
11 12 (0.30%) FTP
12 11 (0.28%) VoIP
13 8 (0.20%) SMTP
13 8 (0.20%) SSH
14 7 (0.18%) DHCP
15 6 (0.15%) WAN
16 5 (0.13%) HTTPS
16 5 (0.13%) LAN
16 5 (0.13%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,180 (29.96%) SQL Server
2 181 (4.60%) Azure SQL Database
3 179 (4.55%) Relational Database
4 162 (4.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 142 (3.61%) NoSQL
6 121 (3.07%) Power BI
7 110 (2.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 101 (2.56%) MySQL
9 94 (2.39%) MongoDB
10 87 (2.21%) PostgreSQL
11 86 (2.18%) Oracle Database
12 85 (2.16%) Data Lake
13 74 (1.88%) Data Warehouse
14 43 (1.09%) SQL Server 2016
15 41 (1.04%) Oracle Database 12c
15 41 (1.04%) SQL Server 2012
16 39 (0.99%) RDBMS
17 36 (0.91%) Big Data
18 35 (0.89%) SQL Server Analysis Services
19 30 (0.76%) Redis
Development Applications
1 546 (13.86%) Git (software)
2 281 (7.14%) Visual Studio
3 267 (6.78%) JIRA
4 262 (6.65%) Jenkins
5 203 (5.15%) TeamCity
6 120 (3.05%) SpecFlow
7 119 (3.02%) Subversion
8 116 (2.95%) Selenium
9 114 (2.89%) Team Foundation Server
10 102 (2.59%) NUnit
10 102 (2.59%) Octopus Deploy
11 100 (2.54%) Bitbucket
12 80 (2.03%) Visual Studio Team System
13 63 (1.60%) GitLab
14 60 (1.52%) Artifactory
15 47 (1.19%) Moq
16 45 (1.14%) Postman
17 43 (1.09%) Cucumber
18 40 (1.02%) Jasmine
19 39 (0.99%) webpack
General
1 733 (18.61%) Finance
2 709 (18.00%) Social Skills
3 461 (11.71%) Banking
4 262 (6.65%) Front Office
5 218 (5.54%) Analytical Skills
6 197 (5.00%) Investment Banking
7 178 (4.52%) Public Sector
8 96 (2.44%) Presentation Skills
9 69 (1.75%) Marketing
10 63 (1.60%) Retail
11 58 (1.47%) Games
12 38 (0.96%) Telecoms
13 34 (0.86%) Legal
14 32 (0.81%) Law
14 32 (0.81%) Manufacturing
15 30 (0.76%) Financial Institution
16 26 (0.66%) Back Office
16 26 (0.66%) Documentation Skills
16 26 (0.66%) Electronics
17 21 (0.53%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 2,513 (63.81%) Developer
2 1,275 (32.38%) .NET Developer
3 819 (20.80%) C# Developer
4 420 (10.67%) C# .NET Developer
5 299 (7.59%) Software Engineer
6 291 (7.39%) Full Stack Developer
7 265 (6.73%) Azure Developer
8 249 (6.32%) Senior Developer
9 219 (5.56%) Architect
10 181 (4.60%) Angular Developer
11 161 (4.09%) SQL Developer
12 154 (3.91%) Software Developer
13 142 (3.61%) Senior .NET Developer
14 138 (3.50%) React Developer
15 136 (3.45%) DevOps Engineer
16 127 (3.22%) Analyst
17 115 (2.92%) Solutions Architect
18 113 (2.87%) Azure Engineer
19 98 (2.49%) C# Software Engineer
20 92 (2.34%) JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,085 (27.55%) .NET Core
2 811 (20.59%) .NET Framework
3 799 (20.29%) ASP.NET
4 666 (16.91%) AngularJS
5 643 (16.33%) HTML
6 570 (14.47%) CSS
7 485 (12.32%) React
8 410 (10.41%) ASP.NET Web API
9 315 (8.00%) REST
10 299 (7.59%) Web Services
11 281 (7.14%) Entity Framework
12 259 (6.58%) RESTful
13 229 (5.82%) WPF
14 228 (5.79%) HTML5
15 203 (5.15%) ASP.NET MVC
16 191 (4.85%) JSON
16 191 (4.85%) Node.js
17 186 (4.72%) XML
18 183 (4.65%) jQuery
19 154 (3.91%) ASP.NET Core
Miscellaneous
1 198 (5.03%) Greenfield Project
2 128 (3.25%) User Experience
3 114 (2.89%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 98 (2.49%) Data Protection Act
5 84 (2.13%) Derivative
6 76 (1.93%) Cloud Native
7 74 (1.88%) Fixed Income
8 70 (1.78%) Mobile App
9 66 (1.68%) Data Structures
9 66 (1.68%) Self-Motivation
10 63 (1.60%) Legacy Systems
11 61 (1.55%) Enterprise Software
12 46 (1.17%) Hedge funds
13 43 (1.09%) Equities
14 35 (0.89%) Management Information System
15 31 (0.79%) N-Tier
16 30 (0.76%) NHS
16 30 (0.76%) Public Cloud
17 25 (0.63%) Market Risk
18 24 (0.61%) Legacy Applications
Operating Systems
1 461 (11.71%) Windows
2 174 (4.42%) Linux
3 71 (1.80%) Windows Server
4 33 (0.84%) Unix
5 27 (0.69%) Apple iOS
6 25 (0.63%) Android
7 17 (0.43%) Windows Server 2012
7 17 (0.43%) Windows XP
8 16 (0.41%) Windows Server 2016
9 14 (0.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 8 (0.20%) Ubuntu
11 7 (0.18%) Mac OS X
11 7 (0.18%) Windows Server 2019
12 4 (0.10%) Windows 10
12 4 (0.10%) Windows Server 2008
13 3 (0.076%) VMS
14 2 (0.051%) AIX
14 2 (0.051%) CentOS
15 1 (0.025%) Mac OS
15 1 (0.025%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,543 (39.18%) Agile Software Development
2 1,074 (27.27%) DevOps
3 675 (17.14%) Microservices
4 669 (16.99%) Software Engineering
5 631 (16.02%) Full Stack Development
6 573 (14.55%) MVC
7 546 (13.86%) TDD
8 470 (11.93%) Scrum
9 411 (10.44%) Test Automation
10 359 (9.12%) Unit Testing
11 290 (7.36%) Continuous Integration
12 279 (7.08%) SDLC
13 278 (7.06%) Problem-Solving
14 277 (7.03%) OO
15 212 (5.38%) BDD
16 209 (5.31%) SOLID
17 202 (5.13%) Migration
18 195 (4.95%) Analytics
19 185 (4.70%) Web Development
20 171 (4.34%) Clean Code
Programming Languages
1 2,781 (70.62%) C#
2 1,508 (38.29%) SQL
3 1,114 (28.29%) JavaScript
4 533 (13.53%) Java
5 436 (11.07%) Python
6 425 (10.79%) TypeScript
7 244 (6.20%) PowerShell
8 224 (5.69%) C++
9 207 (5.26%) VB.NET
10 203 (5.15%) T-SQL
11 111 (2.82%) VB
12 106 (2.69%) VBA
13 104 (2.64%) PL/SQL
14 102 (2.59%) Go
15 55 (1.40%) PHP
16 45 (1.14%) C
16 45 (1.14%) XAML
17 43 (1.09%) Ruby
18 38 (0.96%) Bash Shell
19 37 (0.94%) Scala
Qualifications
1 233 (5.92%) Security Cleared
2 182 (4.62%) Degree
3 179 (4.55%) SC Cleared
4 44 (1.12%) Computer Science Degree
5 26 (0.66%) ISTQB
6 24 (0.61%) BPSS Clearance
7 20 (0.51%) Microsoft Certification
8 18 (0.46%) Numerate Degree
9 15 (0.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 14 (0.36%) Master's Degree
11 12 (0.30%) DV Cleared
12 11 (0.28%) PhD
13 7 (0.18%) ITIL Certification
14 6 (0.15%) AWS Certification
14 6 (0.15%) MCSE
15 4 (0.10%) CISSP
15 4 (0.10%) DBS Check
15 4 (0.10%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
16 3 (0.076%) ISEB
16 3 (0.076%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 151 (3.83%) QA
2 59 (1.50%) Accessibility
3 28 (0.71%) GDPR
4 16 (0.41%) WCAG
5 11 (0.28%) SLA
6 8 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 27005
7 4 (0.10%) HL7
7 4 (0.10%) PMO
8 3 (0.076%) Data Quality
8 3 (0.076%) Disclosure Scotland
8 3 (0.076%) ISO 9001
8 3 (0.076%) NIST
9 2 (0.051%) DICOM
9 2 (0.051%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 2 (0.051%) PCI DSS
9 2 (0.051%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 1 (0.025%) COBIT
10 1 (0.025%) DO-178B
10 1 (0.025%) ISO 9000
10 1 (0.025%) Section 508
System Software
1 450 (11.43%) Docker
2 130 (3.30%) Active Directory
3 15 (0.38%) Virtual Machines
4 6 (0.15%) VMware Infrastructure
5 5 (0.13%) LXC
6 4 (0.10%) Virtual Servers
7 3 (0.076%) Platform Symphony
7 3 (0.076%) Virtual Desktop
7 3 (0.076%) vSphere
8 2 (0.051%) Xen
9 1 (0.025%) BitLocker
9 1 (0.025%) GeoWebCache
9 1 (0.025%) HDFS
9 1 (0.025%) Hyper-V
9 1 (0.025%) OpenDJ
9 1 (0.025%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.025%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 430 (10.92%) Kubernetes
2 188 (4.77%) Terraform
3 125 (3.17%) Ansible
4 65 (1.65%) Prometheus
5 54 (1.37%) Grafana
6 51 (1.30%) BladeLogic
7 44 (1.12%) Opscode Chef
7 44 (1.12%) Puppet
8 28 (0.71%) ITRS Geneos
9 25 (0.63%) MIIS
10 22 (0.56%) Nagios
11 12 (0.30%) Kibana
11 12 (0.30%) SCCM
12 11 (0.28%) ZABBIX
13 10 (0.25%) Control-M
13 10 (0.25%) HP Fortify
14 8 (0.20%) Istio
15 7 (0.18%) Microsoft Intune
16 6 (0.15%) CA Single Sign-On
16 6 (0.15%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 816 (20.72%) Microsoft
2 417 (10.59%) Oracle
3 73 (1.85%) Databricks
4 59 (1.50%) SAP
5 50 (1.27%) Google
6 46 (1.17%) Salesforce.com
7 43 (1.09%) Atlassian
8 38 (0.96%) MuleSoft
8 38 (0.96%) Splunk
9 36 (0.91%) SunGard
10 35 (0.89%) FIS
11 34 (0.86%) Telerik
12 33 (0.84%) Xamarin
13 28 (0.71%) Sitecore
14 26 (0.66%) IBM
15 20 (0.51%) TIBCO
16 18 (0.46%) Blue Prism
16 18 (0.46%) VMware
17 17 (0.43%) Altiris
17 17 (0.43%) ServiceNow