Period
to 21 September 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 September 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 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 15 19 19
Rank change year-on-year +4 0 -3
Contract jobs citing .NET 7,893 6,677 7,482
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 8.41% 7.35% 7.51%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 23.71% 22.57% 24.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,013 4,922 5,420
England median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +3.23%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £281
90th Percentile £625 £600 £575
UK median daily rate £450 £413 £395
% change year-on-year +9.09% +4.43% +5.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 58 96 91
England median hourly rate £43.00 £42.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.18% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £20.80 £21.25 £14.56
90th Percentile £59.38 £52.50 £46.00
UK median hourly rate £43.00 £42.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year +1.18% +6.25% -

.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 33,293 29,581 30,272
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 35.46% 32.57% 30.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 23,701 20,677 21,354
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £300
90th Percentile £638 £625 £588
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 320 376 362
England median hourly rate £42.13 £40.00 £36.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.31% +9.59% -1.40%
10th Percentile £15.24 £16.67 £13.50
90th Percentile £60.08 £53.75 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £41.69 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +4.22% +11.11% -3.87%

.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 September 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 September 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 September 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 +3 3,753 £500 +5.26% 1,122
South East +9 1,313 £413 +10.00% 739
North of England +6 1,171 £375 +7.14% 949
Midlands +2 746 £400 +14.29% 559
North West +7 607 £375 +3.45% 499
South West 0 599 £400 +11.11% 353
West Midlands +5 469 £413 +14.19% 320
Yorkshire +10 468 £375 +10.29% 375
East of England -15 309 £400 +7.74% 289
East Midlands -1 271 £375 +10.29% 239
North East -8 96 £350 -2.98% 75
.NET
UK

For the 6 months to 21 September 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 5,932 (75.16%) C#
2 3,606 (45.69%) Agile Software Development
3 2,969 (37.62%) SQL
4 2,926 (37.07%) SQL Server
5 2,761 (34.98%) ASP.NET
6 2,655 (33.64%) JavaScript
7 2,485 (31.48%) MVC
8 2,061 (26.11%) Microsoft Azure
9 1,963 (24.87%) Microsoft
10 1,870 (23.69%) HTML
11 1,792 (22.70%) AngularJS
12 1,765 (22.36%) TDD
13 1,567 (19.85%) .NET Framework
14 1,554 (19.69%) ASP.NET Web API
15 1,545 (19.57%) CSS
16 1,498 (18.98%) Finance
17 1,335 (16.91%) ASP.NET MVC
18 1,164 (14.75%) Scrum
19 1,018 (12.90%) Web Services
20 938 (11.88%) jQuery
21 889 (11.26%) Microservices
22 861 (10.91%) Git (software)
23 859 (10.88%) Continuous Integration
24 858 (10.87%) .NET Core
25 847 (10.73%) Test Automation
26 824 (10.44%) WCF
27 820 (10.39%) BDD
28 818 (10.36%) Java
29 789 (10.00%) Amazon AWS
30 775 (9.82%) 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
1 334 (4.23%) CMS
2 320 (4.05%) IIS
3 299 (3.79%) SharePoint
4 155 (1.96%) Umbraco
5 149 (1.89%) Elasticsearch
6 143 (1.81%) NServiceBus
7 124 (1.57%) Sitecore CMS
8 111 (1.41%) Confluence
9 108 (1.37%) BizTalk Server
10 69 (0.87%) Apache
11 67 (0.85%) SharePoint 2013
12 66 (0.84%) WebSphere
13 45 (0.57%) EPiServer
14 42 (0.53%) Apache Solr
15 41 (0.52%) Tomcat
16 38 (0.48%) SharePoint 2010
17 36 (0.46%) Apache Spark
18 34 (0.43%) Oracle SOA Suite
19 28 (0.35%) K2 blackpearl
20 25 (0.32%) nginx
Applications
1 127 (1.61%) Microsoft Excel
2 67 (0.85%) Microsoft Office
3 22 (0.28%) MS Visio
3 22 (0.28%) Spreadsheet
4 21 (0.27%) Photoshop
5 17 (0.22%) InfoPath
6 16 (0.20%) Microsoft Project
7 8 (0.10%) Chatbot
8 6 (0.076%) Acrobat
9 4 (0.051%) Adobe After Effects
9 4 (0.051%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 4 (0.051%) Adobe Premiere
9 4 (0.051%) Blender
9 4 (0.051%) Maya
9 4 (0.051%) NUKE
9 4 (0.051%) SOLIDWORKS
10 3 (0.038%) Adobe Illustrator
10 3 (0.038%) InVision
11 2 (0.025%) Microsoft PowerPoint
12 1 (0.013%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 194 (2.46%) Dynamics CRM
2 26 (0.33%) thinkFolio
3 25 (0.32%) Dynamics AX
4 17 (0.22%) Endur
5 16 (0.20%) Eagle PACE
5 16 (0.20%) Markit EDM
6 14 (0.18%) Dynamics NAV
6 14 (0.18%) Front Arena
7 11 (0.14%) Oracle Financials
8 10 (0.13%) Oracle EBS
9 8 (0.10%) Bloomberg AIM
10 7 (0.089%) Oracle General Ledger
10 7 (0.089%) Payment Gateway
10 7 (0.089%) Sage 200
11 6 (0.076%) ION MarketView
12 5 (0.063%) Epicor Tropos
12 5 (0.063%) Magento
12 5 (0.063%) SDL Web 8
13 4 (0.051%) NetSuite
13 4 (0.051%) Sage CRM
Cloud Services
1 2,061 (26.11%) Microsoft Azure
2 789 (10.00%) Amazon AWS
3 158 (2.00%) SaaS
4 146 (1.85%) Serverless
5 144 (1.82%) PaaS
6 138 (1.75%) GitHub
7 120 (1.52%) Google Cloud Platform
8 118 (1.49%) Dynamics 365
9 104 (1.32%) Cloud Computing
10 103 (1.30%) Office 365
11 102 (1.29%) Amazon EC2
12 88 (1.11%) IaaS
13 80 (1.01%) Azure Functions
14 70 (0.89%) npm
15 45 (0.57%) NuGet
16 44 (0.56%) AWS CloudFormation
17 38 (0.48%) AWS Lambda
18 34 (0.43%) Azure Active Directory
19 33 (0.42%) Virtual Private Cloud
20 29 (0.37%) Azure Data Factory
Communications & Networking
1 164 (2.08%) HTTP
2 94 (1.19%) Internet
3 78 (0.99%) TCP/IP
4 62 (0.79%) Firewall
5 52 (0.66%) SSL
6 48 (0.61%) DNS
7 41 (0.52%) FTP
7 41 (0.52%) Intranet
8 38 (0.48%) AMQP
9 35 (0.44%) Kerberos
10 28 (0.35%) HTTPS
11 25 (0.32%) DHCP
11 25 (0.32%) IPsec
12 23 (0.29%) SMS
13 19 (0.24%) SAN
14 17 (0.22%) Ethernet
14 17 (0.22%) SMTP
15 12 (0.15%) DMZ
15 12 (0.15%) PuTTY
15 12 (0.15%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2,926 (37.07%) SQL Server
2 486 (6.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 415 (5.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 332 (4.21%) NoSQL
5 286 (3.62%) Relational Database
6 248 (3.14%) SQL Server 2012
7 241 (3.05%) MongoDB
8 168 (2.13%) SQL Server 2008
9 150 (1.90%) Data Warehouse
10 147 (1.86%) Azure SQL Database
10 147 (1.86%) SQL Server 2016
11 135 (1.71%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 126 (1.60%) MySQL
13 120 (1.52%) Oracle Database
14 115 (1.46%) Cosmos DB
15 99 (1.25%) Power BI
16 97 (1.23%) SQL Server 2014
17 89 (1.13%) Redis
18 87 (1.10%) RDBMS
19 84 (1.06%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 861 (10.91%) Git (software)
2 775 (9.82%) Visual Studio
3 617 (7.82%) Team Foundation Server
4 476 (6.03%) TeamCity
5 430 (5.45%) Selenium
6 382 (4.84%) JIRA
7 381 (4.83%) Jenkins
8 367 (4.65%) Octopus Deploy
9 327 (4.14%) Visual Studio Team System
10 290 (3.67%) NUnit
10 290 (3.67%) SpecFlow
11 134 (1.70%) Cucumber
12 126 (1.60%) Bitbucket
13 118 (1.49%) Subversion
14 104 (1.32%) gulp
14 104 (1.32%) Moq
14 104 (1.32%) WebDriver
15 96 (1.22%) MSTest
16 79 (1.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 78 (0.99%) webpack
General
1 1,498 (18.98%) Finance
2 660 (8.36%) Banking
3 363 (4.60%) Front Office
4 231 (2.93%) Investment Banking
5 208 (2.64%) Retail
6 139 (1.76%) Marketing
7 121 (1.53%) Law
8 116 (1.47%) Back Office
9 91 (1.15%) Advertising
10 84 (1.06%) Financial Institution
11 77 (0.98%) Telecoms
12 68 (0.86%) Legal
13 66 (0.84%) Manufacturing
14 50 (0.63%) Games
15 43 (0.54%) Electronics
16 40 (0.51%) Automotive
17 33 (0.42%) Publishing
18 21 (0.27%) Aerospace
19 17 (0.22%) Military
20 14 (0.18%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 5,747 (72.81%) Developer
2 3,274 (41.48%) .NET Developer
3 2,288 (28.99%) C# Developer
4 1,418 (17.97%) C# .NET Developer
5 648 (8.21%) Senior Developer
6 618 (7.83%) ASP.NET Developer
7 589 (7.46%) Full Stack Developer
8 506 (6.41%) SQL Developer
9 481 (6.09%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 475 (6.02%) Angular Developer
11 460 (5.83%) Architect
12 422 (5.35%) Senior .NET Developer
13 387 (4.90%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
14 365 (4.62%) Software Developer
15 308 (3.90%) Azure Developer
16 276 (3.50%) JavaScript Developer
17 249 (3.15%) Analyst
18 248 (3.14%) Senior C# Developer
19 226 (2.86%) Solutions Architect
20 217 (2.75%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2,761 (34.98%) ASP.NET
2 1,870 (23.69%) HTML
3 1,792 (22.70%) AngularJS
4 1,567 (19.85%) .NET Framework
5 1,554 (19.69%) ASP.NET Web API
6 1,545 (19.57%) CSS
7 1,335 (16.91%) ASP.NET MVC
8 1,018 (12.90%) Web Services
9 938 (11.88%) jQuery
10 858 (10.87%) .NET Core
11 824 (10.44%) WCF
12 773 (9.79%) Entity Framework
13 690 (8.74%) HTML5
14 664 (8.41%) REST
15 649 (8.22%) React
16 527 (6.68%) WPF
17 514 (6.51%) XML
18 490 (6.21%) RESTful
19 436 (5.52%) Node.js
20 403 (5.11%) Angular 2
Miscellaneous
1 641 (8.12%) Greenfield Project
2 377 (4.78%) Analytical Skills
3 278 (3.52%) Fintech
4 249 (3.15%) User Experience
5 238 (3.02%) Computer Science
6 229 (2.90%) Enterprise Software
7 198 (2.51%) Fixed Income
8 176 (2.23%) Mobile App
9 173 (2.19%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 172 (2.18%) Self-Motivation
11 131 (1.66%) Derivative
12 115 (1.46%) Hedge funds
13 95 (1.20%) Algorithms
14 94 (1.19%) Equities
15 73 (0.92%) Market Risk
16 62 (0.79%) Management Information System
17 60 (0.76%) Data Structures
18 57 (0.72%) Credit Risk
19 45 (0.57%) Public Cloud
20 43 (0.54%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 773 (9.79%) Windows
2 310 (3.93%) Linux
3 229 (2.90%) Windows Server
4 116 (1.47%) Android
5 107 (1.36%) Apple iOS
6 92 (1.17%) Unix
7 73 (0.92%) Windows Server 2012
8 61 (0.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 29 (0.37%) Windows 10
10 28 (0.35%) Windows Server 2008
11 27 (0.34%) Windows 7
12 13 (0.16%) Ubuntu
13 11 (0.14%) Solaris
14 10 (0.13%) Windows Server 2003
15 7 (0.089%) Windows Embedded Compact
16 6 (0.076%) Mac OS X
16 6 (0.076%) Windows Mobile
17 4 (0.051%) VMS
17 4 (0.051%) Windows 8
18 3 (0.038%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 3,606 (45.69%) Agile Software Development
2 2,485 (31.48%) MVC
3 1,765 (22.36%) TDD
4 1,164 (14.75%) Scrum
5 889 (11.26%) Microservices
6 859 (10.88%) Continuous Integration
7 847 (10.73%) Test Automation
8 820 (10.39%) BDD
9 763 (9.67%) DevOps
10 668 (8.46%) Software Engineering
11 667 (8.45%) OO
12 634 (8.03%) Unit Testing
13 616 (7.80%) E-Commerce
14 600 (7.60%) Problem-Solving
15 576 (7.30%) Web Development
16 528 (6.69%) SOLID
17 495 (6.27%) SDLC
18 443 (5.61%) SOA
19 373 (4.73%) Front End Development
20 339 (4.29%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 5,932 (75.16%) C#
2 2,969 (37.62%) SQL
3 2,655 (33.64%) JavaScript
4 818 (10.36%) Java
5 651 (8.25%) T-SQL
6 442 (5.60%) PowerShell
7 397 (5.03%) VB.NET
8 385 (4.88%) TypeScript
9 250 (3.17%) Python
10 248 (3.14%) C++
11 171 (2.17%) VB
12 148 (1.88%) PL/SQL
13 131 (1.66%) VBA
14 124 (1.57%) PHP
15 110 (1.39%) C
16 57 (0.72%) Bash Shell
17 53 (0.67%) VB6
18 52 (0.66%) Ruby
19 51 (0.65%) Scala
20 48 (0.61%) R
Qualifications
1 386 (4.89%) Degree
2 290 (3.67%) Security Cleared
3 219 (2.77%) SC Cleared
4 104 (1.32%) Computer Science Degree
5 56 (0.71%) Microsoft Certification
6 47 (0.60%) ISEB
7 41 (0.52%) ISTQB
8 32 (0.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 24 (0.30%) CISSP
10 23 (0.29%) Numerate Degree
11 20 (0.25%) DV Cleared
11 20 (0.25%) TOGAF Certification
12 19 (0.24%) BPSS Clearance
13 14 (0.18%) ISEB Practitioner
14 13 (0.16%) MCSE
15 12 (0.15%) CISM
16 11 (0.14%) CSSLP
16 11 (0.14%) Master's Degree
17 10 (0.13%) CISA
17 10 (0.13%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 346 (4.38%) QA
2 39 (0.49%) GDPR
3 29 (0.37%) SLA
4 24 (0.30%) Data Quality
5 19 (0.24%) GCP
5 19 (0.24%) MiFID
6 17 (0.22%) PCI DSS
7 15 (0.19%) WCAG
8 12 (0.15%) EMIR
8 12 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 12 (0.15%) WAI
9 10 (0.13%) Dodd-Frank
9 10 (0.13%) HL7
10 9 (0.11%) PMO
11 6 (0.076%) ISO 9001
12 3 (0.038%) Solvency II
12 3 (0.038%) TickIT
13 2 (0.025%) COREP
13 2 (0.025%) FINREP
14 1 (0.013%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 397 (5.03%) Docker
2 120 (1.52%) Active Directory
3 52 (0.66%) VMware Infrastructure
4 27 (0.34%) Virtual Machines
5 25 (0.32%) Xen
6 20 (0.25%) vSphere
7 10 (0.13%) Hyper-V
7 10 (0.13%) XenApp
8 9 (0.11%) VMware ESXi
9 8 (0.10%) Microsoft App-V
9 8 (0.10%) Varnish
9 8 (0.10%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 7 (0.089%) XenDesktop
11 6 (0.076%) Firmware
12 5 (0.063%) Apache Flume
12 5 (0.063%) HDFS
12 5 (0.063%) KVM
12 5 (0.063%) LXC
12 5 (0.063%) Platform Symphony
13 3 (0.038%) SRDF
Systems Management
1 188 (2.38%) Kubernetes
2 129 (1.63%) Ansible
3 105 (1.33%) Puppet
4 76 (0.96%) Opscode Chef
5 70 (0.89%) Terraform
6 47 (0.60%) Single Sign-On
7 30 (0.38%) Kibana
8 27 (0.34%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 21 (0.27%) HP ALM
10 19 (0.24%) CA Single Sign-On
11 18 (0.23%) WSUS
12 16 (0.20%) HP Fortify
13 13 (0.16%) Grafana
14 12 (0.15%) SCOM
15 11 (0.14%) SCCM
16 10 (0.13%) Cisco UCCE
17 9 (0.11%) Docker Swarm
18 8 (0.10%) ITRS Geneos
19 7 (0.089%) Control-M
19 7 (0.089%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1,963 (24.87%) Microsoft
2 571 (7.23%) Oracle
3 255 (3.23%) Sitecore
4 141 (1.79%) Google
5 132 (1.67%) SAP
6 93 (1.18%) VMware
7 91 (1.15%) Xamarin
8 76 (0.96%) Capita
9 69 (0.87%) Splunk
10 55 (0.70%) Salesforce.com
11 54 (0.68%) Tableau
12 53 (0.67%) Atlassian
13 51 (0.65%) Citrix
14 49 (0.62%) Red Hat
15 41 (0.52%) HP
16 40 (0.51%) Adobe
17 39 (0.49%) Charles River
18 37 (0.47%) IBM
19 33 (0.42%) AppDynamics
19 33 (0.42%) TIBCO