Period
to 22 January 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 22 January 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
22 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 16 21 18
Rank change year-on-year +5 -3 0
Contract jobs citing .NET 7,594 6,876 6,815
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 8.32% 7.50% 7.70%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 24.09% 23.09% 24.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,855 5,183 4,869
England median daily rate £454 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.82% +6.25% +3.23%
10th Percentile £325 £310 £275
90th Percentile £638 £613 £575
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +3.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 56 54 78
England median hourly rate £45.00 £45.00 £38.98
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +15.46% -2.56%
10th Percentile £24.44 £25.96 £14.54
90th Percentile £61.67 £50.53 £46.98
UK median hourly rate £44.50 £45.00 £38.75
% change year-on-year -1.11% +16.13% -3.13%

.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 31,520 29,779 28,083
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 34.52% 32.46% 31.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 22,391 21,438 19,475
England median daily rate £495 £475 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.21% +11.76% +1.19%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £300
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK median daily rate £480 £463 £425
% change year-on-year +3.78% +8.82% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 265 321 312
England median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.75% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £19.10 £18.00 £15.34
90th Percentile £59.50 £52.50 £51.25
UK median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +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 22 January 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 22 January 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 22 January 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 -1 3,494 £505 +3.59% 1,053
South East +16 1,362 £425 +13.33% 747
North of England +3 1,207 £375 +7.14% 963
North West +4 658 £385 +6.21% 491
Midlands -8 637 £400 +6.67% 549
South West -1 628 £425 +17.24% 360
Yorkshire +7 454 £375 +9.33% 385
West Midlands -2 444 £404 +0.94% 311
East of England -12 268 £420 +15.86% 271
East Midlands -8 193 £388 +4.73% 237
North East -4 95 £450 +24.48% 87
.NET
UK

For the 6 months to 22 January 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 5,463 (71.94%) C#
2 3,392 (44.67%) Agile Software Development
3 2,715 (35.75%) SQL Server
4 2,558 (33.68%) SQL
5 2,515 (33.12%) JavaScript
6 2,440 (32.13%) ASP.NET
7 2,253 (29.67%) Microsoft Azure
8 2,216 (29.18%) MVC
9 1,815 (23.90%) Microsoft
10 1,704 (22.44%) AngularJS
11 1,683 (22.16%) HTML
12 1,554 (20.46%) .NET Framework
13 1,499 (19.74%) TDD
14 1,482 (19.52%) CSS
15 1,404 (18.49%) ASP.NET Web API
16 1,397 (18.40%) Finance
17 1,075 (14.16%) ASP.NET MVC
18 1,047 (13.79%) Scrum
19 988 (13.01%) .NET Core
20 939 (12.37%) DevOps
21 917 (12.08%) Microservices
22 914 (12.04%) Continuous Integration
23 898 (11.83%) Web Services
24 886 (11.67%) Git (software)
25 881 (11.60%) Test Automation
26 863 (11.36%) Java
27 860 (11.32%) jQuery
28 793 (10.44%) Amazon AWS
29 768 (10.11%) Visual Studio
30 754 (9.93%) Windows

.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
1 364 (4.79%) IIS
2 312 (4.11%) CMS
3 304 (4.00%) SharePoint
4 163 (2.15%) Umbraco
5 155 (2.04%) Elasticsearch
6 146 (1.92%) Confluence
7 110 (1.45%) BizTalk Server
8 107 (1.41%) Apache
9 96 (1.26%) WebSphere
10 84 (1.11%) Sitecore CMS
11 82 (1.08%) Tomcat
12 71 (0.93%) SharePoint 2013
13 67 (0.88%) NServiceBus
14 58 (0.76%) nginx
15 45 (0.59%) JBoss
16 44 (0.58%) Jetty
16 44 (0.58%) Mongrel
17 39 (0.51%) Apache Solr
18 34 (0.45%) EPiServer
19 27 (0.36%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 152 (2.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 63 (0.83%) Microsoft Office
3 30 (0.40%) MS Visio
4 24 (0.32%) Spreadsheet
5 17 (0.22%) Microsoft Project
6 14 (0.18%) Photoshop
7 12 (0.16%) Microsoft PowerPoint
8 7 (0.092%) InfoPath
9 5 (0.066%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 5 (0.066%) Chatbot
10 4 (0.053%) Adobe After Effects
10 4 (0.053%) Adobe Premiere
10 4 (0.053%) InVision
11 3 (0.040%) Acrobat
11 3 (0.040%) Adobe Illustrator
12 2 (0.026%) SPSS
13 1 (0.013%) CATIA
13 1 (0.013%) InDesign
13 1 (0.013%) Maya
13 1 (0.013%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 346 (4.56%) Dynamics CRM
2 25 (0.33%) Dynamics AX
2 25 (0.33%) Dynamics NAV
3 22 (0.29%) Endur
4 11 (0.14%) RMDS
5 8 (0.11%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 7 (0.092%) Sentinel
7 6 (0.079%) thinkFolio
8 5 (0.066%) Epicor Tropos
8 5 (0.066%) Markit EDM
8 5 (0.066%) Oracle Financials
8 5 (0.066%) SAP CRM
9 4 (0.053%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
9 4 (0.053%) NetSuite
9 4 (0.053%) SAP BPC
9 4 (0.053%) SAP Payroll
9 4 (0.053%) SAP S/4HANA
10 3 (0.040%) Dynamics GP
10 3 (0.040%) Oracle EBS R12
10 3 (0.040%) Oracle General Ledger
Cloud Services
1 2,253 (29.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 793 (10.44%) Amazon AWS
3 219 (2.88%) Dynamics 365
4 173 (2.28%) Serverless
5 168 (2.21%) SaaS
6 166 (2.19%) PaaS
7 151 (1.99%) Google Cloud Platform
8 142 (1.87%) GitHub
9 125 (1.65%) Office 365
10 109 (1.44%) Azure Functions
11 105 (1.38%) Amazon EC2
12 101 (1.33%) IaaS
13 74 (0.97%) Azure Active Directory
14 69 (0.91%) Azure Data Factory
15 61 (0.80%) AWS CloudFormation
16 52 (0.68%) Cloud Computing
16 52 (0.68%) Google App Engine
17 48 (0.63%) npm
18 46 (0.61%) Virtual Private Cloud
19 35 (0.46%) Apigee
Communications & Networking
1 153 (2.01%) HTTP
2 105 (1.38%) TCP/IP
3 95 (1.25%) SSL
4 90 (1.19%) Firewall
5 85 (1.12%) DNS
6 84 (1.11%) Internet
7 58 (0.76%) FTP
8 56 (0.74%) DHCP
9 52 (0.68%) IPsec
10 42 (0.55%) AMQP
11 36 (0.47%) Kerberos
12 31 (0.41%) Intranet
13 18 (0.24%) DMZ
14 17 (0.22%) Ethernet
15 16 (0.21%) SAN
16 15 (0.20%) SMS
17 13 (0.17%) Reverse Proxy
18 11 (0.14%) VPN
19 10 (0.13%) iSCSI
19 10 (0.13%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2,715 (35.75%) SQL Server
2 335 (4.41%) NoSQL
3 330 (4.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 258 (3.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 226 (2.98%) MongoDB
6 216 (2.84%) Relational Database
7 178 (2.34%) Azure SQL Database
8 158 (2.08%) SQL Server 2012
9 155 (2.04%) Data Warehouse
10 133 (1.75%) SQL Server 2016
11 127 (1.67%) MySQL
12 119 (1.57%) SQL Server 2008
13 118 (1.55%) Cosmos DB
14 104 (1.37%) Oracle Database
15 101 (1.33%) Power BI
16 90 (1.19%) Redis
17 83 (1.09%) Big Data
18 80 (1.05%) SQL Server Analysis Services
19 79 (1.04%) SQL Server 2014
20 78 (1.03%) Data Lake
Development Applications
1 886 (11.67%) Git (software)
2 768 (10.11%) Visual Studio
3 539 (7.10%) Team Foundation Server
4 466 (6.14%) Jenkins
5 448 (5.90%) TeamCity
6 425 (5.60%) Visual Studio Team System
7 421 (5.54%) Selenium
8 407 (5.36%) JIRA
9 333 (4.39%) Octopus Deploy
10 206 (2.71%) SpecFlow
11 183 (2.41%) NUnit
12 165 (2.17%) Subversion
13 147 (1.94%) Cucumber
14 130 (1.71%) Bitbucket
15 118 (1.55%) Moq
16 110 (1.45%) WebDriver
17 107 (1.41%) gulp
18 92 (1.21%) MSTest
19 88 (1.16%) Atlassian Bamboo
20 84 (1.11%) Maven
General
1 1,397 (18.40%) Finance
2 476 (6.27%) Banking
3 312 (4.11%) Front Office
4 173 (2.28%) Retail
5 163 (2.15%) Investment Banking
6 110 (1.45%) Marketing
7 104 (1.37%) Back Office
8 102 (1.34%) Law
9 90 (1.19%) Manufacturing
9 90 (1.19%) Telecoms
10 60 (0.79%) Publishing
11 59 (0.78%) Legal
12 58 (0.76%) Electronics
13 52 (0.68%) Financial Institution
14 41 (0.54%) Automotive
15 39 (0.51%) Advertising
16 37 (0.49%) Games
17 30 (0.40%) Billing
18 24 (0.32%) Aerospace
19 20 (0.26%) Military
Job Titles
1 5,375 (70.78%) Developer
2 2,896 (38.14%) .NET Developer
3 1,970 (25.94%) C# Developer
4 1,172 (15.43%) C# .NET Developer
5 607 (7.99%) Full Stack Developer
6 562 (7.40%) Senior Developer
7 492 (6.48%) Angular Developer
8 464 (6.11%) Architect
9 450 (5.93%) ASP.NET Developer
10 408 (5.37%) SQL Developer
11 354 (4.66%) Azure Developer
12 344 (4.53%) Software Developer
13 341 (4.49%) Senior .NET Developer
14 314 (4.13%) C# ASP.NET Developer
15 260 (3.42%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
16 257 (3.38%) DevOps Engineer
17 245 (3.23%) React Developer
18 242 (3.19%) JavaScript Developer
19 232 (3.06%) Analyst
20 201 (2.65%) Senior C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2,440 (32.13%) ASP.NET
2 1,704 (22.44%) AngularJS
3 1,683 (22.16%) HTML
4 1,554 (20.46%) .NET Framework
5 1,482 (19.52%) CSS
6 1,404 (18.49%) ASP.NET Web API
7 1,075 (14.16%) ASP.NET MVC
8 988 (13.01%) .NET Core
9 898 (11.83%) Web Services
10 860 (11.32%) jQuery
11 740 (9.74%) React
12 723 (9.52%) Entity Framework
13 684 (9.01%) REST
14 642 (8.45%) WCF
15 641 (8.44%) HTML5
16 524 (6.90%) WPF
17 512 (6.74%) RESTful
18 475 (6.25%) Node.js
19 469 (6.18%) XML
20 409 (5.39%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 589 (7.76%) Greenfield Project
2 362 (4.77%) Analytical Skills
3 287 (3.78%) Fintech
4 257 (3.38%) User Experience
5 211 (2.78%) Enterprise Software
6 164 (2.16%) Fixed Income
6 164 (2.16%) Hedge funds
7 160 (2.11%) Mobile App
8 157 (2.07%) Self-Motivation
9 111 (1.46%) Derivative
10 106 (1.40%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 74 (0.97%) Algorithms
12 62 (0.82%) Management Information System
13 57 (0.75%) Data Centre
14 51 (0.67%) Equities
15 50 (0.66%) Credit Risk
16 49 (0.65%) Data Structures
16 49 (0.65%) N-Tier
17 48 (0.63%) Market Risk
18 39 (0.51%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 754 (9.93%) Windows
2 347 (4.57%) Linux
3 230 (3.03%) Windows Server
4 115 (1.51%) Unix
5 91 (1.20%) Android
6 76 (1.00%) Apple iOS
7 74 (0.97%) Windows Server 2012
8 44 (0.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 41 (0.54%) Windows 7
10 27 (0.36%) Windows 10
11 26 (0.34%) Windows 8
11 26 (0.34%) Windows Server 2008
12 23 (0.30%) Ubuntu
13 18 (0.24%) Windows Server 2003
14 14 (0.18%) CentOS
15 10 (0.13%) Mac OS X
15 10 (0.13%) Solaris
16 5 (0.066%) Windows Mobile
17 4 (0.053%) Mac OS
18 3 (0.040%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3,392 (44.67%) Agile Software Development
2 2,216 (29.18%) MVC
3 1,499 (19.74%) TDD
4 1,047 (13.79%) Scrum
5 939 (12.37%) DevOps
6 917 (12.08%) Microservices
7 914 (12.04%) Continuous Integration
8 881 (11.60%) Test Automation
9 702 (9.24%) BDD
10 605 (7.97%) Software Engineering
11 598 (7.87%) OO
12 535 (7.05%) Web Development
13 486 (6.40%) E-Commerce
14 481 (6.33%) SDLC
15 478 (6.29%) Unit Testing
16 452 (5.95%) Problem-Solving
17 447 (5.89%) SOLID
18 430 (5.66%) CRM
19 347 (4.57%) Front End Development
20 332 (4.37%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 5,463 (71.94%) C#
2 2,558 (33.68%) SQL
3 2,515 (33.12%) JavaScript
4 863 (11.36%) Java
5 507 (6.68%) T-SQL
6 495 (6.52%) PowerShell
7 398 (5.24%) TypeScript
8 328 (4.32%) VB.NET
9 316 (4.16%) Python
10 247 (3.25%) C++
11 152 (2.00%) PL/SQL
12 150 (1.98%) VB
13 144 (1.90%) PHP
14 140 (1.84%) VBA
15 99 (1.30%) C
16 92 (1.21%) Ruby
17 73 (0.96%) Bash Shell
18 69 (0.91%) Scala
19 62 (0.82%) Perl
20 54 (0.71%) Go
Qualifications
1 339 (4.46%) Degree
2 305 (4.02%) Security Cleared
3 227 (2.99%) SC Cleared
4 77 (1.01%) Computer Science Degree
5 64 (0.84%) Microsoft Certification
6 56 (0.74%) BPSS Clearance
7 41 (0.54%) ISEB
8 39 (0.51%) DV Cleared
8 39 (0.51%) ISTQB
9 32 (0.42%) Numerate Degree
10 25 (0.33%) MCSE
11 22 (0.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 19 (0.25%) PhD
13 13 (0.17%) Cisco Certification
13 13 (0.17%) TOGAF Certification
14 12 (0.16%) DBS Check
15 11 (0.14%) CISSP
16 10 (0.13%) MCITP
17 9 (0.12%) MCP
18 8 (0.11%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 320 (4.21%) QA
2 37 (0.49%) GDPR
3 26 (0.34%) WCAG
4 15 (0.20%) SLA
5 14 (0.18%) Data Quality
6 11 (0.14%) Disclosure Scotland
6 11 (0.14%) PMO
7 8 (0.11%) WAI
8 7 (0.092%) ISO 9001
8 7 (0.092%) PCI DSS
9 6 (0.079%) TickIT
10 5 (0.066%) IFRS
10 5 (0.066%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 5 (0.066%) PSD2
11 4 (0.053%) CRD IV
11 4 (0.053%) IFRS 9
11 4 (0.053%) MiFID
12 3 (0.040%) COREP
12 3 (0.040%) FINREP
12 3 (0.040%) SEPA
System Software
1 446 (5.87%) Docker
2 141 (1.86%) Active Directory
3 69 (0.91%) VMware Infrastructure
4 51 (0.67%) Xen
5 41 (0.54%) Virtual Machines
6 20 (0.26%) Hyper-V
7 18 (0.24%) XenApp
8 11 (0.14%) vSphere
9 7 (0.092%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 6 (0.079%) Firmware
10 6 (0.079%) KVM
10 6 (0.079%) XenServer
11 5 (0.066%) HDFS
11 5 (0.066%) LXC
11 5 (0.066%) VMware ESXi
11 5 (0.066%) XenDesktop
12 3 (0.040%) Apache Flume
12 3 (0.040%) SRDF
13 2 (0.026%) Microsoft App-V
13 2 (0.026%) Squid
Systems Management
1 264 (3.48%) Kubernetes
2 185 (2.44%) Ansible
3 158 (2.08%) Puppet
4 118 (1.55%) Terraform
5 75 (0.99%) Opscode Chef
6 44 (0.58%) Single Sign-On
7 29 (0.38%) Kibana
8 25 (0.33%) HP ALM
9 22 (0.29%) Grafana
10 21 (0.28%) Nagios
11 20 (0.26%) CA Single Sign-On
11 20 (0.26%) HP Fortify
12 17 (0.22%) Docker Swarm
13 15 (0.20%) ITRS Geneos
14 14 (0.18%) SCOM
15 12 (0.16%) Microsoft Clustering
15 12 (0.16%) Salt
16 11 (0.14%) SCCM
16 11 (0.14%) SCOrch
17 9 (0.12%) Nessus
Vendors
1 1,815 (23.90%) Microsoft
2 590 (7.77%) Oracle
3 196 (2.58%) Google
4 164 (2.16%) Sitecore
5 115 (1.51%) SAP
6 109 (1.44%) VMware
7 82 (1.08%) Atlassian
8 76 (1.00%) Citrix
9 73 (0.96%) Splunk
9 73 (0.96%) Xamarin
10 58 (0.76%) Salesforce.com
11 42 (0.55%) TIBCO
12 41 (0.54%) IBM
12 41 (0.54%) New Relic
13 38 (0.50%) Dynatrace
14 36 (0.47%) Telerik
15 35 (0.46%) AppDynamics
16 32 (0.42%) Adobe
17 30 (0.40%) MuleSoft
17 30 (0.40%) Red Hat