Period
to 21 February 2020

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 2020 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 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 19 15 21
Rank change year-on-year -4 +6 -4
Contract jobs citing .NET 4,502 7,542 7,007
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 7.26% 8.31% 7.51%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 23.89% 24.44% 23.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,342 5,798 5,239
England median daily rate £450 £454 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.88% +6.82% +6.25%
10th Percentile £325 £325 £310
90th Percentile £632 £630 £625
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 55 50
England median hourly rate £42.50 £44.00 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.41% -2.22% +12.50%
10th Percentile £35.00 £21.24 £27.02
90th Percentile £52.75 £58.75 £52.50
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £42.88 £45.00
% change year-on-year -0.88% -4.72% +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 18,841 30,853 30,114
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 30.40% 33.99% 32.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 13,079 21,915 21,648
England median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +9.20%
10th Percentile £331 £328 £313
90th Percentile £651 £638 £631
UK median daily rate £500 £485 £463
% change year-on-year +3.09% +4.86% +8.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 218 263 330
England median hourly rate £42.00 £42.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.18% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £21.03 £18.50 £18.73
90th Percentile £77.88 £60.00 £53.88
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £41.85 £40.00
% change year-on-year -4.41% +4.61% -

.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 2020.

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 2020.

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 2020. 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 2,046 £510 +2.00% 911
South East -5 786 £425 -2.86% 805
North of England -7 678 £400 +3.23% 811
South West -8 418 £438 -0.57% 286
North West -7 388 £400 - 472
Midlands -3 354 £400 - 506
Yorkshire 0 238 £400 +6.67% 283
West Midlands -10 205 £425 +3.03% 251
East of England +11 203 £425 +3.03% 258
East Midlands +11 148 £350 -9.68% 255
North East -11 54 £400 -11.11% 56
.NET
UK

For the 6 months to 21 February 2020, 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 3,302 (73.35%) C#
2 1,764 (39.18%) Azure
3 1,734 (38.52%) Agile Software Development
4 1,565 (34.76%) SQL
5 1,564 (34.74%) JavaScript
6 1,478 (32.83%) SQL Server
7 1,183 (26.28%) ASP.NET
8 1,171 (26.01%) Microsoft
9 1,072 (23.81%) MVC
10 997 (22.15%) AngularJS
11 913 (20.28%) .NET Core
12 890 (19.77%) HTML
13 810 (17.99%) Finance
14 788 (17.50%) DevOps
15 775 (17.21%) CSS
16 768 (17.06%) TDD
17 715 (15.88%) .NET Framework
18 649 (14.42%) Microservices
19 609 (13.53%) Scrum
20 597 (13.26%) Java
21 593 (13.17%) React
22 563 (12.51%) ASP.NET Web API
23 548 (12.17%) AWS
24 514 (11.42%) Git (software)
25 499 (11.08%) Web Services
26 459 (10.20%) ASP.NET MVC
27 454 (10.08%) Test Automation
28 442 (9.82%) Software Engineering
29 416 (9.24%) Continuous Integration
30 361 (8.02%) Visual Studio

.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
1 226 (5.02%) SharePoint
2 170 (3.78%) IIS
3 136 (3.02%) CMS
4 102 (2.27%) Umbraco
5 69 (1.53%) Confluence
6 55 (1.22%) BizTalk Server
7 51 (1.13%) Sitecore CMS
8 48 (1.07%) Elasticsearch
9 44 (0.98%) Apache
10 36 (0.80%) WebSphere
11 35 (0.78%) nginx
12 33 (0.73%) Tomcat
13 29 (0.64%) SharePoint 2013
14 21 (0.47%) EPiServer
15 20 (0.44%) Jetty
15 20 (0.44%) Mongrel
16 18 (0.40%) Cloud Foundry
17 17 (0.38%) Kentico
18 16 (0.36%) NServiceBus
18 16 (0.36%) SAS
Applications
1 92 (2.04%) Microsoft Excel
2 40 (0.89%) Microsoft Office
3 34 (0.76%) MS Visio
4 11 (0.24%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 6 (0.13%) Adobe XD
5 6 (0.13%) Spreadsheet
6 5 (0.11%) InfoPath
6 5 (0.11%) Microsoft Project
7 4 (0.089%) Adobe Illustrator
7 4 (0.089%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.022%) Chatbot
8 1 (0.022%) EngageOne
8 1 (0.022%) Figma
8 1 (0.022%) Sketch
8 1 (0.022%) SOLIDWORKS
8 1 (0.022%) UXPin
Business Applications
1 191 (4.24%) Dynamics CRM
2 32 (0.71%) Dynamics AX
3 13 (0.29%) Endur
4 10 (0.22%) Magento
5 7 (0.16%) Sophis RISQUE
5 7 (0.16%) Visualfiles
6 6 (0.13%) SAP BPC
7 5 (0.11%) BusinessWorks
7 5 (0.11%) Dynamics GP
7 5 (0.11%) Elite 3E
7 5 (0.11%) Shopify
7 5 (0.11%) Unit4 Business World
8 4 (0.089%) Dynamics NAV
8 4 (0.089%) Payment Gateway
8 4 (0.089%) R3 Corda
8 4 (0.089%) SAP ERP
9 3 (0.067%) FINCAD Analytics
9 3 (0.067%) Orchestrade
9 3 (0.067%) SAP CO
9 3 (0.067%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 1,764 (39.18%) Azure
2 548 (12.17%) AWS
3 233 (5.18%) Serverless
4 187 (4.15%) Dynamics 365
5 176 (3.91%) Power Platform
6 167 (3.71%) PaaS
7 146 (3.24%) Azure Functions
8 142 (3.15%) SaaS
9 128 (2.84%) GCP
10 100 (2.22%) GitHub
11 89 (1.98%) IaaS
12 70 (1.55%) Azure Active Directory
12 70 (1.55%) Office 365
13 45 (1.00%) AWS Lambda
14 41 (0.91%) PowerApps
15 40 (0.89%) Azure Data Factory
15 40 (0.89%) OpenShift
16 34 (0.76%) Amazon S3
16 34 (0.76%) AWS CloudFormation
16 34 (0.76%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 78 (1.73%) TCP/IP
2 63 (1.40%) DNS
3 61 (1.35%) HTTP
4 41 (0.91%) Firewall
5 38 (0.84%) DHCP
6 35 (0.78%) SSL
7 30 (0.67%) Ethernet
8 24 (0.53%) FTP
9 23 (0.51%) Internet
9 23 (0.51%) IPsec
9 23 (0.51%) Network Security
10 19 (0.42%) Intranet
11 14 (0.31%) AMQP
12 11 (0.24%) Skype
13 9 (0.20%) RTMP
14 7 (0.16%) Extranet
15 6 (0.13%) DMZ
15 6 (0.13%) SMTP
16 5 (0.11%) HTTPS
16 5 (0.11%) IPv6
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,478 (32.83%) SQL Server
2 265 (5.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 201 (4.46%) NoSQL
4 187 (4.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 162 (3.60%) MongoDB
6 152 (3.38%) Azure SQL Database
6 152 (3.38%) Power BI
7 142 (3.15%) MySQL
8 139 (3.09%) Relational Database
9 98 (2.18%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 93 (2.07%) SQL Server 2008
11 92 (2.04%) Redis
12 85 (1.89%) Cosmos DB
13 82 (1.82%) SQL Server 2012
14 75 (1.67%) Data Warehouse
15 72 (1.60%) Oracle Database
15 72 (1.60%) SQL Server 2016
16 60 (1.33%) PostgreSQL
17 58 (1.29%) Big Data
18 52 (1.16%) Amazon DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 514 (11.42%) Git (software)
2 361 (8.02%) Visual Studio
3 292 (6.49%) Team Foundation Server
4 232 (5.15%) TeamCity
5 197 (4.38%) Octopus Deploy
6 196 (4.35%) Selenium
7 195 (4.33%) Jenkins
8 194 (4.31%) JIRA
9 147 (3.27%) NUnit
10 118 (2.62%) SpecFlow
11 116 (2.58%) Visual Studio Team System
12 103 (2.29%) Moq
13 72 (1.60%) Subversion
14 69 (1.53%) Cucumber
15 47 (1.04%) MSTest
16 45 (1.00%) Eclipse
17 40 (0.89%) WebDriver
18 39 (0.87%) MSBuild
18 39 (0.87%) webpack
19 36 (0.80%) gulp
General
1 810 (17.99%) Finance
2 239 (5.31%) Front Office
3 211 (4.69%) Banking
4 200 (4.44%) Public Sector
5 117 (2.60%) Retail
6 114 (2.53%) Law
7 63 (1.40%) Marketing
8 59 (1.31%) Back Office
9 43 (0.96%) Investment Banking
9 43 (0.96%) Telecoms
10 35 (0.78%) Aerospace
11 33 (0.73%) Military
11 33 (0.73%) Publishing
12 30 (0.67%) Manufacturing
13 22 (0.49%) Financial Institution
14 19 (0.42%) Legal
15 18 (0.40%) Electronics
16 15 (0.33%) Police
17 14 (0.31%) Games
18 13 (0.29%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 3,102 (68.90%) Developer
2 1,631 (36.23%) .NET Developer
3 899 (19.97%) C# Developer
4 535 (11.88%) C# .NET Developer
5 311 (6.91%) Full Stack Developer
6 296 (6.57%) Architect
7 293 (6.51%) Senior Developer
8 244 (5.42%) Software Developer
9 237 (5.26%) Azure Developer
10 187 (4.15%) SQL Developer
11 168 (3.73%) Senior .NET Developer
12 165 (3.67%) Angular Developer
12 165 (3.67%) ASP.NET Developer
13 164 (3.64%) Software Engineer
14 153 (3.40%) React Developer
15 141 (3.13%) Solutions Architect
16 137 (3.04%) DevOps Engineer
16 137 (3.04%) Lead Developer
17 115 (2.55%) JavaScript Developer
18 110 (2.44%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,183 (26.28%) ASP.NET
2 997 (22.15%) AngularJS
3 913 (20.28%) .NET Core
4 890 (19.77%) HTML
5 775 (17.21%) CSS
6 715 (15.88%) .NET Framework
7 593 (13.17%) React
8 563 (12.51%) ASP.NET Web API
9 499 (11.08%) Web Services
10 459 (10.20%) ASP.NET MVC
11 353 (7.84%) jQuery
12 331 (7.35%) Entity Framework
13 303 (6.73%) Node.js
14 274 (6.09%) RESTful
15 266 (5.91%) REST
16 248 (5.51%) JSON
17 247 (5.49%) XML
18 239 (5.31%) HTML5
19 220 (4.89%) WCF
20 206 (4.58%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 305 (6.77%) Greenfield Project
2 254 (5.64%) Analytical Skills
3 161 (3.58%) Enterprise Software
4 132 (2.93%) User Experience
5 106 (2.35%) Hedge funds
6 94 (2.09%) Mobile App
7 92 (2.04%) Derivative
8 89 (1.98%) Fixed Income
9 82 (1.82%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 71 (1.58%) Equities
11 55 (1.22%) Self-Motivation
12 54 (1.20%) Cloud Native
13 49 (1.09%) Public Cloud
14 38 (0.84%) W3C
15 35 (0.78%) Management Information System
16 34 (0.76%) Virtual Team
17 30 (0.67%) Algorithms
18 29 (0.64%) Data Structures
19 27 (0.60%) N-Tier
20 25 (0.56%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 358 (7.95%) Windows
2 258 (5.73%) Linux
3 77 (1.71%) Windows Server
4 71 (1.58%) Apple iOS
5 69 (1.53%) Android
6 51 (1.13%) Unix
7 35 (0.78%) CentOS
8 29 (0.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 23 (0.51%) Windows Server 2012
10 16 (0.36%) Ubuntu
10 16 (0.36%) Windows Server 2008
11 15 (0.33%) Windows 10
12 13 (0.29%) VMS
13 12 (0.27%) CoreOS
14 9 (0.20%) Windows Server 2003
15 8 (0.18%) Mac OS
16 7 (0.16%) Windows 7
17 6 (0.13%) Mac OS X
18 3 (0.067%) Windows Vista
18 3 (0.067%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,734 (38.52%) Agile Software Development
2 1,072 (23.81%) MVC
3 788 (17.50%) DevOps
4 768 (17.06%) TDD
5 649 (14.42%) Microservices
6 609 (13.53%) Scrum
7 454 (10.08%) Test Automation
8 442 (9.82%) Software Engineering
9 416 (9.24%) Continuous Integration
10 342 (7.60%) BDD
11 294 (6.53%) OO
12 290 (6.44%) Unit Testing
13 275 (6.11%) Problem-Solving
14 273 (6.06%) Web Development
15 247 (5.49%) CRM
16 220 (4.89%) SDLC
17 212 (4.71%) Migration
17 212 (4.71%) SOLID
18 189 (4.20%) Kanban
19 187 (4.15%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 3,302 (73.35%) C#
2 1,565 (34.76%) SQL
3 1,564 (34.74%) JavaScript
4 597 (13.26%) Java
5 313 (6.95%) Python
6 305 (6.77%) T-SQL
7 282 (6.26%) PowerShell
8 254 (5.64%) TypeScript
9 225 (5.00%) C++
10 221 (4.91%) VB.NET
11 100 (2.22%) VBA
12 92 (2.04%) PHP
13 75 (1.67%) VB
14 69 (1.53%) C
15 56 (1.24%) PL/SQL
16 55 (1.22%) F#
17 53 (1.18%) Ruby
18 47 (1.04%) R
19 43 (0.96%) Bash Shell
20 33 (0.73%) VB6
Qualifications
1 351 (7.80%) Security Cleared
2 246 (5.46%) SC Cleared
3 165 (3.67%) Degree
4 69 (1.53%) Microsoft Certification
5 60 (1.33%) DV Cleared
6 44 (0.98%) Computer Science Degree
7 28 (0.62%) BPSS Clearance
8 20 (0.44%) ISTQB
9 16 (0.36%) ISEB
10 15 (0.33%) DBS Check
10 15 (0.33%) Numerate Degree
11 13 (0.29%) Master's Degree
11 13 (0.29%) MCITP
12 12 (0.27%) MCSD
13 10 (0.22%) CCNA
13 10 (0.22%) Cisco Certification
13 10 (0.22%) Network+ Certification
14 8 (0.18%) CCENT
14 8 (0.18%) MCSE
15 7 (0.16%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 190 (4.22%) QA
2 41 (0.91%) WCAG
3 15 (0.33%) SLA
4 13 (0.29%) MiFID
5 8 (0.18%) NIST
6 7 (0.16%) GDPR
6 7 (0.16%) PMO
7 5 (0.11%) Data Quality
8 3 (0.067%) Disclosure Scotland
9 2 (0.044%) GxP
9 2 (0.044%) IFRS
9 2 (0.044%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 2 (0.044%) PSD2
9 2 (0.044%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 1 (0.022%) Basel III
10 1 (0.022%) Government Security Classifications
10 1 (0.022%) HL7
10 1 (0.022%) IFRS 9
10 1 (0.022%) RosettaNet
10 1 (0.022%) SNOMED CT
System Software
1 330 (7.33%) Docker
2 132 (2.93%) Active Directory
3 37 (0.82%) Virtual Machines
4 35 (0.78%) VMware Infrastructure
5 20 (0.44%) Xen
6 13 (0.29%) Hyper-V
7 7 (0.16%) VMware NSX
8 6 (0.13%) Oracle RAC
9 5 (0.11%) VirtualBox
9 5 (0.11%) vSphere
10 3 (0.067%) VMware Workstation
11 2 (0.044%) LXC
11 2 (0.044%) VMware ESXi
12 1 (0.022%) Corosync
12 1 (0.022%) IAG
12 1 (0.022%) Postfix
12 1 (0.022%) Virtual Desktop
12 1 (0.022%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 266 (5.91%) Kubernetes
2 106 (2.35%) Ansible
3 98 (2.18%) Terraform
4 63 (1.40%) Puppet
5 44 (0.98%) Opscode Chef
6 34 (0.76%) MIIS
7 20 (0.44%) Grafana
8 18 (0.40%) SCOM
8 18 (0.40%) Single Sign-On
9 17 (0.38%) Nagios
10 15 (0.33%) Prometheus
11 13 (0.29%) HP ALM
12 9 (0.20%) Kibana
13 8 (0.18%) Microsoft Clustering
13 8 (0.18%) vCenter Server
14 7 (0.16%) SCCM
15 6 (0.13%) HAProxy
15 6 (0.13%) SCVMM
16 5 (0.11%) Salt
17 4 (0.089%) ThinApp
Vendors
1 1,171 (26.01%) Microsoft
2 292 (6.49%) Oracle
3 110 (2.44%) Google
4 100 (2.22%) Sitecore
5 78 (1.73%) Xamarin
6 51 (1.13%) SAP
7 50 (1.11%) VMware
8 46 (1.02%) Remedy
9 40 (0.89%) Tableau
10 34 (0.76%) AppDynamics
11 32 (0.71%) Salesforce.com
12 30 (0.67%) Atlassian
13 27 (0.60%) Cognos
13 27 (0.60%) DevExpress
14 20 (0.44%) IBM
15 19 (0.42%) HP
15 19 (0.42%) MicroStrategy
15 19 (0.42%) OpenLink
15 19 (0.42%) UiPath
16 18 (0.40%) Blue Prism