Period
to 19 November 2019

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 19 November 2019 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
19 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 18 15 19
Rank change year-on-year -3 +4 0
Contract jobs citing .NET 5,559 7,995 6,870
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 7.27% 8.47% 7.37%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 23.64% 23.99% 22.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,216 6,197 5,155
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £325 £315 £310
90th Percentile £625 £638 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 56 79
England median hourly rate £42.00 £44.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.55% +3.53% +6.25%
10th Percentile £21.10 £22.13 £22.89
90th Percentile £54.10 £63.25 £50.50
UK median hourly rate £42.00 £44.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year -4.55% +3.53% +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 23,517 33,329 30,424
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 30.75% 35.29% 32.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 16,500 23,757 21,649
England median daily rate £500 £475 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +2.70% +8.82%
10th Percentile £338 £325 £313
90th Percentile £650 £638 £625
UK median daily rate £495 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +4.21% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 251 290 365
England median hourly rate £42.50 £41.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.41% +3.75% +6.67%
10th Percentile £17.50 £17.00 £18.60
90th Percentile £78.75 £58.88 £52.50
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £41.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year +2.41% +3.75% +6.67%

.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 19 November 2019.

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 19 November 2019.

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 19 November 2019. 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 -6 2,440 £500 -0.99% 727
South East -3 1,060 £425 +2.41% 729
North of England -5 842 £400 +6.67% 642
North West -3 525 £400 +6.67% 365
Midlands 0 494 £413 +3.13% 450
South West -13 466 £433 +1.76% 281
West Midlands -7 291 £425 +3.03% 243
Yorkshire -8 256 £400 +6.67% 239
East of England +3 233 £425 +3.03% 241
East Midlands +9 199 £375 - 207
North East +8 63 £425 +10.20% 38
.NET
UK

For the 6 months to 19 November 2019, 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 4,133 (74.35%) C#
2 2,222 (39.97%) Agile Software Development
3 2,071 (37.25%) Azure
4 1,905 (34.27%) JavaScript
5 1,883 (33.87%) SQL
6 1,861 (33.48%) SQL Server
7 1,551 (27.90%) ASP.NET
8 1,449 (26.07%) MVC
9 1,422 (25.58%) Microsoft
10 1,197 (21.53%) AngularJS
11 1,135 (20.42%) HTML
12 1,129 (20.31%) .NET Core
13 1,102 (19.82%) TDD
14 1,047 (18.83%) CSS
15 1,035 (18.62%) Finance
16 990 (17.81%) .NET Framework
17 919 (16.53%) DevOps
18 878 (15.79%) ASP.NET Web API
19 825 (14.84%) Microservices
20 716 (12.88%) Scrum
21 689 (12.39%) Java
22 665 (11.96%) React
23 658 (11.84%) Web Services
24 640 (11.51%) AWS
25 634 (11.40%) Git (software)
26 630 (11.33%) ASP.NET MVC
27 562 (10.11%) Continuous Integration
28 557 (10.02%) Test Automation
29 529 (9.52%) Software Engineering
30 475 (8.54%) 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
1 277 (4.98%) SharePoint
2 220 (3.96%) IIS
3 132 (2.37%) Umbraco
4 131 (2.36%) CMS
5 105 (1.89%) Confluence
6 74 (1.33%) BizTalk Server
7 63 (1.13%) Elasticsearch
8 47 (0.85%) EPiServer
9 46 (0.83%) Apache
10 44 (0.79%) Sitecore CMS
11 41 (0.74%) SharePoint 2013
12 40 (0.72%) Tomcat
13 36 (0.65%) nginx
14 33 (0.59%) WebSphere
15 24 (0.43%) NServiceBus
15 24 (0.43%) SharePoint 2010
16 23 (0.41%) Kentico
17 22 (0.40%) Jetty
17 22 (0.40%) Mongrel
18 19 (0.34%) WebLogic
Applications
1 116 (2.09%) Microsoft Excel
2 54 (0.97%) Microsoft Office
3 41 (0.74%) MS Visio
4 16 (0.29%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 8 (0.14%) Photoshop
6 7 (0.13%) InfoPath
7 6 (0.11%) Spreadsheet
8 5 (0.090%) Microsoft Project
9 4 (0.072%) Adobe Illustrator
9 4 (0.072%) Adobe XD
10 3 (0.054%) Sketch
11 2 (0.036%) Chatbot
12 1 (0.018%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 1 (0.018%) FileZilla
12 1 (0.018%) InVision
12 1 (0.018%) Notepad++
12 1 (0.018%) UXPin
Business Applications
1 251 (4.52%) Dynamics CRM
2 31 (0.56%) Dynamics AX
3 23 (0.41%) Endur
4 12 (0.22%) Dynamics NAV
5 8 (0.14%) Unit4 Business World
6 7 (0.13%) R3 Corda
6 7 (0.13%) Visualfiles
7 6 (0.11%) Oracle EBS
7 6 (0.11%) Oracle Financials
7 6 (0.11%) SAP BPC
7 6 (0.11%) SAP ERP
8 5 (0.090%) Distributed Ledger
8 5 (0.090%) Dynamics GP
8 5 (0.090%) Magento
8 5 (0.090%) Remedy ITSM
9 4 (0.072%) Elite 3E
9 4 (0.072%) Oracle ERP
10 3 (0.054%) FINCAD Analytics
10 3 (0.054%) Payment Gateway
10 3 (0.054%) SDL Web 8
Cloud Services
1 2,071 (37.25%) Azure
2 640 (11.51%) AWS
3 321 (5.77%) Serverless
4 236 (4.25%) Power Platform
5 199 (3.58%) Azure Functions
6 193 (3.47%) Dynamics 365
7 174 (3.13%) PaaS
8 140 (2.52%) SaaS
9 124 (2.23%) GCP
10 108 (1.94%) Office 365
11 105 (1.89%) GitHub
12 96 (1.73%) Azure Active Directory
13 92 (1.65%) IaaS
14 76 (1.37%) AWS Lambda
15 63 (1.13%) AWS CloudFormation
16 55 (0.99%) OpenShift
17 52 (0.94%) npm
18 50 (0.90%) Amazon S3
19 46 (0.83%) Amazon EC2
20 42 (0.76%) Azure Data Factory
Communications & Networking
1 84 (1.51%) TCP/IP
2 65 (1.17%) HTTP
3 52 (0.94%) DNS
4 42 (0.76%) Internet
5 41 (0.74%) SSL
6 40 (0.72%) Firewall
7 34 (0.61%) DHCP
7 34 (0.61%) FTP
8 27 (0.49%) Ethernet
9 26 (0.47%) AMQP
10 24 (0.43%) IPsec
11 19 (0.34%) Intranet
11 19 (0.34%) Network Security
12 12 (0.22%) SNMP
13 8 (0.14%) BGP
13 8 (0.14%) OSPF
13 8 (0.14%) VPN
14 7 (0.13%) BIG-IP
14 7 (0.13%) Modbus
15 5 (0.090%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,861 (33.48%) SQL Server
2 360 (6.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 251 (4.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 227 (4.08%) NoSQL
5 213 (3.83%) Power BI
6 170 (3.06%) Relational Database
7 166 (2.99%) MongoDB
8 156 (2.81%) Azure SQL Database
9 145 (2.61%) Cosmos DB
10 118 (2.12%) Data Warehouse
11 108 (1.94%) MySQL
12 101 (1.82%) SQL Server 2008
13 99 (1.78%) SQL Server 2016
13 99 (1.78%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 94 (1.69%) SQL Server 2012
15 75 (1.35%) Big Data
16 74 (1.33%) Amazon DynamoDB
16 74 (1.33%) Oracle Database
16 74 (1.33%) Redis
17 68 (1.22%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 634 (11.40%) Git (software)
2 475 (8.54%) Visual Studio
3 349 (6.28%) Team Foundation Server
4 286 (5.14%) Jenkins
5 276 (4.96%) TeamCity
6 247 (4.44%) JIRA
7 232 (4.17%) Selenium
8 206 (3.71%) Octopus Deploy
9 188 (3.38%) Visual Studio Team System
10 184 (3.31%) NUnit
11 146 (2.63%) SpecFlow
12 114 (2.05%) Moq
13 92 (1.65%) Cucumber
14 76 (1.37%) MSTest
15 69 (1.24%) Bitbucket
16 66 (1.19%) Subversion
17 63 (1.13%) webpack
18 52 (0.94%) WebDriver
19 50 (0.90%) gulp
20 48 (0.86%) Eclipse
General
1 1,035 (18.62%) Finance
2 292 (5.25%) Banking
3 224 (4.03%) Front Office
4 223 (4.01%) Public Sector
5 165 (2.97%) Law
6 148 (2.66%) Retail
7 72 (1.30%) Marketing
8 68 (1.22%) Back Office
9 49 (0.88%) Telecoms
10 48 (0.86%) Investment Banking
11 47 (0.85%) Military
12 43 (0.77%) Publishing
13 38 (0.68%) Manufacturing
14 34 (0.61%) Financial Institution
15 32 (0.58%) Legal
16 30 (0.54%) Aerospace
17 26 (0.47%) Games
18 19 (0.34%) Electronics
19 18 (0.32%) Pharmaceutical
20 15 (0.27%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 3,865 (69.53%) Developer
2 2,023 (36.39%) .NET Developer
3 1,194 (21.48%) C# Developer
4 719 (12.93%) C# .NET Developer
5 431 (7.75%) Full Stack Developer
6 408 (7.34%) Senior Developer
7 329 (5.92%) Architect
8 302 (5.43%) Azure Developer
9 297 (5.34%) Software Developer
10 263 (4.73%) Angular Developer
11 257 (4.62%) SQL Developer
12 242 (4.35%) Senior .NET Developer
13 209 (3.76%) DevOps Engineer
14 199 (3.58%) Software Engineer
15 196 (3.53%) ASP.NET Developer
16 185 (3.33%) React Developer
17 165 (2.97%) Analyst
18 164 (2.95%) Lead Developer
19 157 (2.82%) Solutions Architect
20 134 (2.41%) JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,551 (27.90%) ASP.NET
2 1,197 (21.53%) AngularJS
3 1,135 (20.42%) HTML
4 1,129 (20.31%) .NET Core
5 1,047 (18.83%) CSS
6 990 (17.81%) .NET Framework
7 878 (15.79%) ASP.NET Web API
8 665 (11.96%) React
9 658 (11.84%) Web Services
10 630 (11.33%) ASP.NET MVC
11 455 (8.18%) jQuery
12 445 (8.01%) Entity Framework
13 398 (7.16%) REST
14 364 (6.55%) Node.js
15 361 (6.49%) RESTful
16 340 (6.12%) HTML5
17 337 (6.06%) XML
18 310 (5.58%) JSON
19 286 (5.14%) WCF
20 276 (4.96%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 406 (7.30%) Greenfield Project
2 287 (5.16%) Analytical Skills
3 215 (3.87%) Enterprise Software
4 123 (2.21%) Hedge funds
5 114 (2.05%) User Experience
6 107 (1.92%) Derivative
7 90 (1.62%) Mobile App
8 83 (1.49%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 78 (1.40%) Equities
10 73 (1.31%) Self-Motivation
11 63 (1.13%) Fixed Income
12 60 (1.08%) Management Information System
13 52 (0.94%) Cloud Native
14 46 (0.83%) Public Cloud
15 43 (0.77%) Algorithms
16 39 (0.70%) Data Structures
16 39 (0.70%) W3C
17 30 (0.54%) N-Tier
18 26 (0.47%) Virtual Team
19 24 (0.43%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 443 (7.97%) Windows
2 299 (5.38%) Linux
3 94 (1.69%) Windows Server
4 73 (1.31%) Android
5 69 (1.24%) Apple iOS
6 50 (0.90%) Unix
7 48 (0.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 36 (0.65%) CentOS
9 22 (0.40%) Ubuntu
9 22 (0.40%) Windows Server 2008
10 19 (0.34%) Windows Server 2012
11 18 (0.32%) VMS
12 13 (0.23%) CoreOS
13 12 (0.22%) Windows 10
13 12 (0.22%) Windows 7
14 11 (0.20%) Windows 8
15 8 (0.14%) Windows Server 2003
16 7 (0.13%) HPUX
16 7 (0.13%) Mac OS X
17 5 (0.090%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,222 (39.97%) Agile Software Development
2 1,449 (26.07%) MVC
3 1,102 (19.82%) TDD
4 919 (16.53%) DevOps
5 825 (14.84%) Microservices
6 716 (12.88%) Scrum
7 562 (10.11%) Continuous Integration
8 557 (10.02%) Test Automation
9 529 (9.52%) Software Engineering
10 451 (8.11%) BDD
11 408 (7.34%) Unit Testing
12 358 (6.44%) OO
13 350 (6.30%) SOLID
14 339 (6.10%) Web Development
15 325 (5.85%) Problem-Solving
16 307 (5.52%) CRM
17 298 (5.36%) SDLC
18 240 (4.32%) Kanban
19 223 (4.01%) Front End Development
20 215 (3.87%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 4,133 (74.35%) C#
2 1,905 (34.27%) JavaScript
3 1,883 (33.87%) SQL
4 689 (12.39%) Java
5 368 (6.62%) T-SQL
6 353 (6.35%) Python
7 341 (6.13%) PowerShell
8 306 (5.50%) TypeScript
9 268 (4.82%) VB.NET
10 234 (4.21%) C++
11 128 (2.30%) VB
12 117 (2.10%) VBA
13 106 (1.91%) PHP
14 78 (1.40%) C
15 69 (1.24%) PL/SQL
16 51 (0.92%) Bash Shell
17 48 (0.86%) Go
18 47 (0.85%) Ruby
19 43 (0.77%) VB6
20 40 (0.72%) ES6
Qualifications
1 385 (6.93%) Security Cleared
2 259 (4.66%) SC Cleared
3 230 (4.14%) Degree
4 56 (1.01%) DV Cleared
5 55 (0.99%) Computer Science Degree
6 40 (0.72%) Microsoft Certification
7 37 (0.67%) BPSS Clearance
8 26 (0.47%) ISTQB
9 23 (0.41%) ISEB
10 17 (0.31%) DBS Check
11 14 (0.25%) Cisco Certification
12 13 (0.23%) SANS
13 12 (0.22%) TOGAF Certification
14 11 (0.20%) CCNP
15 9 (0.16%) CISSP
15 9 (0.16%) Master's Degree
16 8 (0.14%) CCIE
16 8 (0.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
16 8 (0.14%) MCSD
17 7 (0.13%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 245 (4.41%) QA
2 46 (0.83%) WCAG
3 14 (0.25%) MiFID
4 13 (0.23%) SLA
5 8 (0.14%) PMO
6 5 (0.090%) Disclosure Scotland
6 5 (0.090%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 4 (0.072%) PSD2
8 3 (0.054%) Data Quality
8 3 (0.054%) GDPR
8 3 (0.054%) IFRS
8 3 (0.054%) NIST
8 3 (0.054%) PCI DSS
9 2 (0.036%) GxP
9 2 (0.036%) HL7
9 2 (0.036%) ISO 14001
9 2 (0.036%) ISO 8583
9 2 (0.036%) ISO 9001
9 2 (0.036%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 1 (0.018%) RosettaNet
System Software
1 401 (7.21%) Docker
2 141 (2.54%) Active Directory
3 50 (0.90%) Virtual Machines
4 33 (0.59%) VMware Infrastructure
5 22 (0.40%) Xen
6 11 (0.20%) Hyper-V
7 10 (0.18%) LXC
8 4 (0.072%) Oracle RAC
8 4 (0.072%) vSphere
9 3 (0.054%) Microsoft App-V
9 3 (0.054%) PowerDNS
9 3 (0.054%) VMware Workstation
9 3 (0.054%) XenApp
10 2 (0.036%) VMware NSX
11 1 (0.018%) Corosync
11 1 (0.018%) Firmware
11 1 (0.018%) Varnish
11 1 (0.018%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 322 (5.79%) Kubernetes
2 144 (2.59%) Ansible
3 125 (2.25%) Terraform
4 66 (1.19%) Puppet
5 61 (1.10%) Opscode Chef
6 33 (0.59%) MIIS
6 33 (0.59%) Nagios
7 31 (0.56%) Single Sign-On
8 22 (0.40%) Prometheus
9 21 (0.38%) Grafana
10 20 (0.36%) Kibana
11 16 (0.29%) SCOM
12 11 (0.20%) ITRS Geneos
13 10 (0.18%) Cisco Prime
13 10 (0.18%) HP Quality Center
14 9 (0.16%) logstash
14 9 (0.16%) Microsoft Clustering
14 9 (0.16%) ZABBIX
15 8 (0.14%) Forefront Identity Manager
15 8 (0.14%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 1,422 (25.58%) Microsoft
2 362 (6.51%) Oracle
3 105 (1.89%) Google
4 104 (1.87%) Sitecore
5 90 (1.62%) Xamarin
6 51 (0.92%) SAP
7 48 (0.86%) VMware
8 43 (0.77%) Atlassian
8 43 (0.77%) Remedy
8 43 (0.77%) Salesforce.com
9 42 (0.76%) Tableau
10 38 (0.68%) Cognos
11 30 (0.54%) Telerik
12 29 (0.52%) HP
13 26 (0.47%) Red Hat
14 25 (0.45%) Databricks
14 25 (0.45%) MicroStrategy
14 25 (0.45%) MuleSoft
14 25 (0.45%) OpenLink
14 25 (0.45%) Splunk