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 3 months to 24 March 2017 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft .NET (dotNet)
UK / England
Rank 17 20 15
Rank change year-on-year +3 -5  
Contract jobs citing .NET 3257 3721 4193
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 7.79% 7.62% 8.77%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 24.67% 27.00% 32.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 2335 2686 2863
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 43 56
Median hourly rate £42.50 £32.50 £34.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +30.76% -4.41%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.96 £10.90 £15.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £55.55 £46.09
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.75 £36.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year +13.19% +2.85%  

.NET is in the industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 13203 13782 12955
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 31.59% 28.21% 27.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 9163 9665 8511
Median daily rate £425 £410 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.65% +3.79%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £301 £300 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 172 214 176
Median hourly rate £41.00 £38.75 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.80% +10.71%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £13.40 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £57.00 £47.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £38.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.55%  

.NET
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England citing .NET as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

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 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for .NET in England

.NET
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 24 March 2017.

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 3 months to 24 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -1 1381 £475 +5.55% 593
South East +8 554 £350 -3.44% 331
South West +5 248 £365 +4.28% 143
North West +12 229 £350 - 232
East Midlands +1 201 £338 +12.50% 130
West Midlands +3 186 £350 -5.40% 143
East of England -3 185 £370 +5.71% 162
Yorkshire -4 183 £350 - 154
North East +1 85 £350 +5.66% 29
Midlands +2 5 - - 4
.NET
UK

.NET
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing .NET also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for .NET.

1 4634 (69.49%) C#
2 2650 (39.74%) Agile Software Development
3 2636 (39.53%) SQL Server
4 2536 (38.03%) ASP.NET
5 2387 (35.79%) JavaScript
6 2294 (34.40%) MVC
7 2170 (32.54%) SQL
8 1899 (28.48%) Microsoft
9 1866 (27.98%) HTML
10 1540 (23.09%) CSS
11 1268 (19.01%) .NET Framework
12 1230 (18.44%) TDD
13 1147 (17.20%) AngularJS
14 1135 (17.02%) ASP.NET MVC
15 1081 (16.21%) Finance
16 947 (14.20%) jQuery
17 927 (13.90%) ASP.NET Web API
18 921 (13.81%) Scrum
19 911 (13.66%) Web Services
20 840 (12.60%) Microsoft Azure
21 803 (12.04%) Windows
22 777 (11.65%) Team Foundation Server
23 763 (11.44%) Java
24 757 (11.35%) WCF
25 754 (11.31%) Visual Studio
26 647 (9.70%) Entity Framework
27 645 (9.67%) HTML5
28 626 (9.39%) XML
29 610 (9.15%) Continuous Integration
30 599 (8.98%) Oracle

.NET
Top Related 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
1 481 (7.21%) SharePoint
2 357 (5.35%) CMS
3 326 (4.89%) IIS
4 172 (2.58%) Umbraco
5 152 (2.28%) BizTalk Server
6 141 (2.11%) Sitecore CMS
7 136 (2.04%) SharePoint 2013
8 111 (1.66%) EPiServer
9 92 (1.38%) SharePoint 2010
10 89 (1.33%) WebSphere
11 76 (1.14%) Apache
11 76 (1.14%) Confluence
11 76 (1.14%) Elasticsearch
12 68 (1.02%) NServiceBus
13 54 (0.81%) Tomcat
14 44 (0.66%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 43 (0.64%) Apache Spark
16 32 (0.48%) nginx
17 28 (0.42%) Adobe Experience Manager
17 28 (0.42%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 525 (7.87%) MS Excel
2 104 (1.56%) MS Office
3 29 (0.43%) MS Visio
4 25 (0.37%) MS Project
5 17 (0.25%) Spreadsheet
6 16 (0.24%) MS PowerPoint
7 15 (0.22%) InfoPath
7 15 (0.22%) Photoshop
8 9 (0.13%) Adobe Illustrator
9 4 (0.060%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 3 (0.045%) Fireworks
11 2 (0.030%) Chatbot
12 1 (0.015%) CATIA
12 1 (0.015%) InVision
12 1 (0.015%) Simulink
12 1 (0.015%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 434 (6.51%) Dynamics CRM
2 68 (1.02%) Dynamics AX
3 55 (0.82%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 22 (0.33%) ION MarketView
5 19 (0.28%) Endur
6 15 (0.22%) RMDS
7 13 (0.19%) Dynamics NAV
8 12 (0.18%) Oracle Applications
9 10 (0.15%) Adobe Campaign
10 9 (0.13%) Oracle EBS
10 9 (0.13%) Oracle EBS R12
11 8 (0.12%) SAP HCM
11 8 (0.12%) Workday HCM
12 6 (0.090%) Salesforce.com CRM
13 5 (0.075%) Magento
13 5 (0.075%) Remedy ITSM
13 5 (0.075%) Shopify
13 5 (0.075%) Unit4 Business World
14 4 (0.060%) Oracle 11i
14 4 (0.060%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 840 (12.60%) Microsoft Azure
2 354 (5.31%) Amazon AWS
3 125 (1.87%) Office 365
4 114 (1.71%) PaaS
5 106 (1.59%) SaaS
6 98 (1.47%) IaaS
7 63 (0.94%) Amazon EC2
8 62 (0.93%) GitHub
9 39 (0.58%) Google Cloud Platform
10 27 (0.40%) Amazon S3
11 19 (0.28%) Azure Active Directory
11 19 (0.28%) Boomi
11 19 (0.28%) Google App Engine
11 19 (0.28%) Yammer
12 17 (0.25%) AWS CloudFormation
13 14 (0.21%) Google Analytics
14 12 (0.18%) Cloud Computing
15 11 (0.16%) Amazon Kinesis
16 10 (0.15%) Data Lake Analytics
17 9 (0.13%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 109 (1.63%) HTTP
2 89 (1.33%) Internet
2 89 (1.33%) TCP/IP
3 75 (1.12%) DNS
4 58 (0.87%) Intranet
5 55 (0.82%) Firewall
5 55 (0.82%) SSL
6 31 (0.46%) DHCP
7 29 (0.43%) FTP
8 28 (0.42%) LDAP
9 27 (0.40%) AMQP
10 21 (0.31%) IPsec
11 20 (0.30%) VPN
12 18 (0.27%) Kerberos
12 18 (0.27%) SAN
13 15 (0.22%) HTTPS
13 15 (0.22%) LAN
14 14 (0.21%) PuTTY
14 14 (0.21%) WinSCP
15 12 (0.18%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2636 (39.53%) SQL Server
2 408 (6.12%) SQL Server 2008
3 389 (5.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 338 (5.07%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 318 (4.77%) SQL Server 2012
6 312 (4.68%) NoSQL
7 191 (2.86%) MongoDB
8 186 (2.79%) Relational Database
9 158 (2.37%) SQL Server 2014
10 150 (2.25%) Data Warehouse
11 143 (2.14%) Oracle Database
12 123 (1.84%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 121 (1.81%) Big Data
13 121 (1.81%) SQL Server 2005
14 119 (1.78%) MySQL
15 95 (1.42%) Hadoop
16 80 (1.20%) Azure SQL Database
17 64 (0.96%) MS Access
17 64 (0.96%) Power BI
18 63 (0.94%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 777 (11.65%) Team Foundation Server
2 754 (11.31%) Visual Studio
3 463 (6.94%) Git (software)
4 255 (3.82%) Selenium
5 246 (3.69%) JIRA
6 242 (3.63%) TeamCity
7 220 (3.30%) NUnit
8 188 (2.82%) Jenkins
9 182 (2.73%) Octopus Deploy
10 176 (2.64%) Subversion
11 170 (2.55%) SpecFlow
12 118 (1.77%) Visual Studio Team System
13 112 (1.68%) Cucumber
14 92 (1.38%) Moq
15 86 (1.29%) MSTest
16 76 (1.14%) WebDriver
17 72 (1.08%) Grunt
18 69 (1.03%) gulp
19 68 (1.02%) Atlassian Bamboo
20 63 (0.94%) MSBuild
General
1 1081 (16.21%) Finance
2 461 (6.91%) Banking
3 262 (3.93%) Advertising
4 208 (3.12%) Front Office
5 195 (2.92%) Marketing
6 184 (2.76%) Retail
7 136 (2.04%) Investment Banking
8 121 (1.81%) Back Office
9 103 (1.54%) Telecoms
10 100 (1.50%) Manufacturing
11 60 (0.90%) Electronics
12 56 (0.84%) Financial Institution
13 55 (0.82%) Games
14 47 (0.70%) Publishing
15 42 (0.63%) Legal
16 21 (0.31%) Automotive
17 18 (0.27%) Law
18 11 (0.16%) Billing
18 11 (0.16%) Local Government
19 9 (0.13%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 4826 (72.36%) Developer
2 2610 (39.14%) .NET Developer
3 1751 (26.26%) C# Developer
4 1265 (18.97%) C# .NET Developer
5 511 (7.66%) ASP.NET Developer
6 470 (7.05%) SQL Developer
7 463 (6.94%) Senior Developer
8 442 (6.63%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
9 427 (6.40%) Architect
10 369 (5.53%) C# ASP.NET Developer
11 290 (4.35%) Software Developer
12 280 (4.20%) Full Stack Developer
13 278 (4.17%) Senior .NET Developer
14 268 (4.02%) Analyst
15 262 (3.93%) CRM Developer
16 259 (3.88%) JavaScript Developer
17 235 (3.52%) Angular Developer
18 218 (3.27%) WPF Developer
19 213 (3.19%) Consultant
20 210 (3.15%) Dynamics CRM Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2536 (38.03%) ASP.NET
2 1866 (27.98%) HTML
3 1540 (23.09%) CSS
4 1268 (19.01%) .NET Framework
5 1147 (17.20%) AngularJS
6 1135 (17.02%) ASP.NET MVC
7 947 (14.20%) jQuery
8 927 (13.90%) ASP.NET Web API
9 911 (13.66%) Web Services
10 757 (11.35%) WCF
11 647 (9.70%) Entity Framework
12 645 (9.67%) HTML5
13 626 (9.39%) XML
14 560 (8.40%) WPF
15 411 (6.16%) REST
16 318 (4.77%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 283 (4.24%) CSS3
18 282 (4.23%) RESTful
19 269 (4.03%) SOAP
20 263 (3.94%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 314 (4.71%) Analytical Skills
2 225 (3.37%) User Experience
3 177 (2.65%) Mobile App
4 168 (2.52%) Computer Science
5 138 (2.07%) Fixed Income
6 89 (1.33%) Algorithms
7 83 (1.24%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 77 (1.15%) Fintech
9 75 (1.12%) Derivative
10 70 (1.05%) Enterprise Software
11 69 (1.03%) Management Information System
12 57 (0.85%) Virtual Team
13 54 (0.81%) N-Tier
14 48 (0.72%) Client/Server
15 47 (0.70%) Equities
16 43 (0.64%) Data Structures
17 40 (0.60%) Data Centre
18 36 (0.54%) iPad
18 36 (0.54%) Public Cloud
18 36 (0.54%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 803 (12.04%) Windows
2 305 (4.57%) Linux
3 211 (3.16%) Windows Server
4 114 (1.71%) Android
4 114 (1.71%) Unix
5 99 (1.48%) Apple iOS
6 74 (1.11%) Windows Server 2012
7 63 (0.94%) Windows Server 2008
8 50 (0.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 29 (0.43%) Ubuntu
10 24 (0.36%) Windows 10
10 24 (0.36%) Windows 7
10 24 (0.36%) Windows Server 2003
11 17 (0.25%) Windows XP
12 16 (0.24%) CentOS
13 15 (0.22%) CoreOS
14 14 (0.21%) Windows Mobile
15 13 (0.19%) Solaris
16 11 (0.16%) Windows 8
17 10 (0.15%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 2650 (39.74%) Agile Software Development
2 2294 (34.40%) MVC
3 1230 (18.44%) TDD
4 921 (13.81%) Scrum
5 610 (9.15%) Continuous Integration
6 582 (8.73%) BDD
7 539 (8.08%) OO
8 535 (8.02%) Web Development
9 524 (7.86%) CRM
10 492 (7.38%) DevOps
11 414 (6.21%) Unit Testing
12 412 (6.18%) E-Commerce
13 403 (6.04%) Software Engineering
14 385 (5.77%) SDLC
15 347 (5.20%) Migration
16 326 (4.89%) Business Intelligence
17 321 (4.81%) SOA
18 291 (4.36%) SOLID
19 268 (4.02%) Front End Development
20 251 (3.76%) MVVM
Programming Languages
1 4634 (69.49%) C#
2 2387 (35.79%) JavaScript
3 2170 (32.54%) SQL
4 763 (11.44%) Java
5 510 (7.65%) T-SQL
6 462 (6.93%) VB.NET
7 335 (5.02%) PowerShell
8 254 (3.81%) VB
9 249 (3.73%) Python
10 208 (3.12%) C++
11 168 (2.52%) Ruby
12 141 (2.11%) TypeScript
12 141 (2.11%) VBA
13 119 (1.78%) PHP
14 106 (1.59%) C
15 89 (1.33%) PL/SQL
16 84 (1.26%) Scala
17 82 (1.23%) Perl
18 75 (1.12%) VB6
19 67 (1.00%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 356 (5.34%) Security Cleared
2 241 (3.61%) Degree
3 232 (3.48%) SC Cleared
4 56 (0.84%) Microsoft Certification
5 50 (0.75%) DV Cleared
6 47 (0.70%) ISEB
7 39 (0.58%) ISTQB
8 22 (0.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 19 (0.28%) BPSS Clearance
10 15 (0.22%) HNC
11 14 (0.21%) CTC Cleared
12 12 (0.18%) MCSE
13 9 (0.13%) ITIL Certification
13 9 (0.13%) MCTS
14 8 (0.12%) CFA
15 7 (0.10%) ISEB Practitioner
15 7 (0.10%) MCITP
15 7 (0.10%) MCP
15 7 (0.10%) MCSD
16 6 (0.090%) MCDBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 312 (4.68%) QA
2 24 (0.36%) Data Quality
2 24 (0.36%) PCI DSS
3 21 (0.31%) Disclosure Scotland
4 16 (0.24%) SLA
5 14 (0.21%) SDET
6 13 (0.19%) WCAG
7 9 (0.13%) SEPA
8 8 (0.12%) ISO 9001
9 7 (0.10%) MiFID
10 5 (0.075%) Basel III
10 5 (0.075%) CRD IV
10 5 (0.075%) HL7
10 5 (0.075%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 5 (0.075%) PMO
11 3 (0.045%) IFRS
11 3 (0.045%) IFRS 9
11 3 (0.045%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 3 (0.045%) TickIT
12 2 (0.030%) Basel II
System Software
1 139 (2.08%) Active Directory
2 113 (1.69%) Docker
3 57 (0.85%) VMware Infrastructure
4 32 (0.48%) Virtual Machines
5 29 (0.43%) vSphere
6 21 (0.31%) Hyper-V
6 21 (0.31%) Xen
7 7 (0.10%) Snort
7 7 (0.10%) VMware ESXi
8 6 (0.090%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 6 (0.090%) Terminal Services
9 5 (0.075%) Firmware
9 5 (0.075%) Samba
10 3 (0.045%) NFS
10 3 (0.045%) Virtual Servers
10 3 (0.045%) VMware Workstation
10 3 (0.045%) XenApp
11 2 (0.030%) Shibboleth
11 2 (0.030%) XenDesktop
11 2 (0.030%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 120 (1.80%) Puppet
2 118 (1.77%) Opscode Chef
3 79 (1.18%) Ansible
4 27 (0.40%) HP Quality Center
5 17 (0.25%) Kubernetes
6 13 (0.19%) Kibana
6 13 (0.19%) vRealize
7 12 (0.18%) SCOM
7 12 (0.18%) WebSphere Cast Iron
8 11 (0.16%) Nagios
8 11 (0.16%) SCCM
9 8 (0.12%) Control-M
9 8 (0.12%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 8 (0.12%) WMI
10 7 (0.10%) logstash
10 7 (0.10%) Tivoli
11 6 (0.090%) MOM
11 6 (0.090%) Norton AntiVirus
11 6 (0.090%) Terraform
12 5 (0.075%) HP Fortify
Vendors
1 1899 (28.48%) Microsoft
2 599 (8.98%) Oracle
3 295 (4.42%) Sitecore
4 153 (2.29%) SAP
5 139 (2.08%) Xamarin
6 95 (1.42%) VMware
7 89 (1.33%) Salesforce.com
8 79 (1.18%) Google
9 77 (1.15%) IBM
10 73 (1.09%) Adobe
11 51 (0.76%) Telerik
12 44 (0.66%) Red Hat
13 42 (0.63%) Atlassian
13 42 (0.63%) HP
13 42 (0.63%) TIBCO
14 38 (0.57%) ION Trading
14 38 (0.57%) Tableau
15 28 (0.42%) Apple
15 28 (0.42%) Sybase
16 25 (0.37%) ServiceNow
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £350 per Day
Posted: 9 hours ago
City, London
Reco Ltd
Rate: From £300 to £400 per day 2 Month initial contract - likely to extend.
Posted: 5 hours ago
City, London
Source Technology
Rate: From £400 to £500 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
London
Client Server
Rate: £500 to £550 p/day
Posted: 10 hours ago
Greater Manchester
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £325 - £350 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Ascend Consulting
Rate: From £300 to £350 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
City, London
Square One Resources
Rate: Up to £400 per day 3 Months Contract
Posted: 12 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 5 hours ago
Taunton, Somerset
Experis Ltd
Rate: £325 - £350 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 5 hours ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £600 - £650 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £400 - £500 per day + Flexi Working (Some WFH)
Posted: 14 hours ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £550 - £625 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
West London
Vadis People
Rate: c£55,000 - £65,000 Pro Rota
Posted: 6 hours ago
London
Ebury
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
London
Ebury
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
Sunderland, Tyne and Wear
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
People Source Consulting
Rate: £330 - £360 per day + flexible working hours
Posted: 9 hours ago
London
Ebury
Rate: £454.00 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
South West London
Digital Gurus
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
Northamptonshire
Oscar
Rate: £275 - £325 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Rate: £150 - £200 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Croydon, Surrey
networx
Rate: From £46,250 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
North Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Unspecified NEG
Posted: 2 days ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 11 hours ago
North Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Unspecified NEG
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
Sopra Steria Recruitment
Rate: £Negotiable/Flexible
Posted: 6 hours ago