Period
to 30 March 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for .NET Core skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited .NET Core over the 6 months to 30 March 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.

.NET Core
UK > England
6 months to
30 Mar 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 195 238 452
Rank change year-on-year +43 +214 +306
Contract jobs citing .NET Core 783 1,063 467
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 1.38% 1.20% 0.50%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 4.56% 3.59% 1.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 581 863 338
Median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.56% +20.00%
10th Percentile £350 £358 £320
90th Percentile £638 £638 £589
UK median daily rate £455 £475 £450
% change year-on-year -4.21% +5.56% +20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Median hourly rate £32.50 £35.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.14% - -
UK median hourly rate £32.50 £35.00 -
% change year-on-year -7.14% - -

.NET Core 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 17,175 29,590 30,680
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 30.38% 33.26% 32.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 11,822 21,065 21,864
Median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +7.95%
10th Percentile £338 £330 £313
90th Percentile £670 £650 £626
UK median daily rate £500 £485 £473
% change year-on-year +3.09% +2.65% +9.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 225 263 323
Median hourly rate £36.70 £42.50 £41.41
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.65% +2.63% +2.86%
10th Percentile £21.25 £18.50 £19.00
90th Percentile £69.50 £59.60 £57.50
Median hourly rate £35.00 £41.50 £41.42
% change year-on-year -15.66% +0.21% +3.20%

.NET Core
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing .NET Core as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for .NET Core in England

.NET Core
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing .NET Core in England.

Daily rate trend for .NET Core in England

.NET Core
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing .NET Core in England over the 6 months to 30 March 2020.

Daily rate histogram for .NET Core in England

.NET Core
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing .NET Core in England.

Hourly rate trend for .NET Core in England

.NET Core
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 Core within the England region over the 6 months to 30 March 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 +68 381 £525 +2.44% 243
North of England +61 120 £400 +2.56% 201
South East -18 119 £425 -5.56% 138
South West -12 70 £438 -5.41% 54
North West +41 56 £388 - 114
Yorkshire +58 53 £400 +6.67% 64
Midlands +33 53 £388 -3.13% 96
East of England +66 37 £425 -5.56% 48
East Midlands +35 32 £363 -9.38% 51
West Midlands +25 21 £388 -8.82% 45
North East +2 11 £425 -5.56% 23
.NET Core
UK

For the 6 months to 30 March 2020, IT contractor jobs citing .NET Core 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 Core.

1 782 (99.87%) .NET
2 625 (79.82%) C#
3 494 (63.09%) Azure
4 311 (39.72%) Agile Software Development
5 300 (38.31%) AngularJS
6 286 (36.53%) JavaScript
7 285 (36.40%) SQL Server
8 262 (33.46%) SQL
9 255 (32.57%) Microservices
10 207 (26.44%) MVC
11 203 (25.93%) ASP.NET
12 194 (24.78%) React
13 187 (23.88%) DevOps
14 186 (23.75%) ASP.NET Web API
15 174 (22.22%) AWS
16 167 (21.33%) TDD
16 167 (21.33%) .NET Framework
17 154 (19.67%) Scrum
18 147 (18.77%) Finance
19 141 (18.01%) Microsoft
20 124 (15.84%) Docker
21 113 (14.43%) Entity Framework
22 109 (13.92%) CSS
23 108 (13.79%) Kubernetes
24 105 (13.41%) HTML
25 104 (13.28%) Web Services
26 103 (13.15%) Git (software)
27 95 (12.13%) TypeScript
28 90 (11.49%) Octopus Deploy
29 83 (10.60%) Software Engineering

.NET Core
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 22 (2.81%) Elasticsearch
2 17 (2.17%) IIS
3 11 (1.40%) Confluence
3 11 (1.40%) Umbraco
4 9 (1.15%) SharePoint
5 8 (1.02%) CMS
6 7 (0.89%) Apache Solr
7 6 (0.77%) nginx
8 4 (0.51%) NServiceBus
9 3 (0.38%) Apache
9 3 (0.38%) ArcGIS
9 3 (0.38%) Ethereum
9 3 (0.38%) Hyperledger
10 2 (0.26%) BizTalk Server
10 2 (0.26%) Cloud Foundry
10 2 (0.26%) EPiServer
11 1 (0.13%) Headless CMS
11 1 (0.13%) Kentico
11 1 (0.13%) Sitecore CMS
11 1 (0.13%) WordPress
Applications
1 17 (2.17%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.26%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (0.38%) R3 Corda
2 2 (0.26%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 494 (63.09%) Azure
2 174 (22.22%) AWS
3 59 (7.54%) Serverless
4 35 (4.47%) SaaS
5 34 (4.34%) PaaS
6 29 (3.70%) Azure Functions
7 28 (3.58%) GitHub
8 17 (2.17%) Azure Active Directory
8 17 (2.17%) npm
9 15 (1.92%) IaaS
10 10 (1.28%) Power Platform
11 9 (1.15%) GCP
12 8 (1.02%) AWS Lambda
13 7 (0.89%) NuGet
14 6 (0.77%) Office 365
14 6 (0.77%) OpenShift
15 3 (0.38%) Azure Data Factory
15 3 (0.38%) Azure Stack
16 2 (0.26%) Cloud Computing
16 2 (0.26%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 6 (0.77%) Internet
2 4 (0.51%) Network Security
3 2 (0.26%) DNS
3 2 (0.26%) RTSP
4 1 (0.13%) HTTP
4 1 (0.13%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.13%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 285 (36.40%) SQL Server
2 73 (9.32%) MongoDB
3 72 (9.20%) Azure SQL Database
4 52 (6.64%) MySQL
5 50 (6.39%) NoSQL
6 45 (5.75%) Redis
7 31 (3.96%) Cosmos DB
8 28 (3.58%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 28 (3.58%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 22 (2.81%) Relational Database
10 18 (2.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 15 (1.92%) PostgreSQL
12 12 (1.53%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 12 (1.53%) SQL Server 2008
13 11 (1.40%) Triplestore
14 9 (1.15%) SQL Server 2019
15 8 (1.02%) Power BI
16 7 (0.89%) Data Lake
16 7 (0.89%) RDBMS
17 6 (0.77%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 103 (13.15%) Git (software)
2 90 (11.49%) Octopus Deploy
3 80 (10.22%) TeamCity
4 38 (4.85%) JIRA
5 37 (4.73%) Visual Studio
6 32 (4.09%) Jenkins
7 26 (3.32%) Team Foundation Server
7 26 (3.32%) Visual Studio Team System
8 21 (2.68%) MSBuild
9 20 (2.55%) SpecFlow
10 18 (2.30%) NUnit
10 18 (2.30%) Selenium
11 16 (2.04%) webpack
12 14 (1.79%) Moq
13 12 (1.53%) Bitbucket
13 12 (1.53%) gulp
14 11 (1.40%) Subversion
15 10 (1.28%) Maven
16 9 (1.15%) Cypress.io
17 7 (0.89%) Jasmine
General
1 147 (18.77%) Finance
2 51 (6.51%) Front Office
3 35 (4.47%) Public Sector
4 30 (3.83%) Law
5 23 (2.94%) Banking
6 17 (2.17%) Retail
7 12 (1.53%) Publishing
8 9 (1.15%) Back Office
9 7 (0.89%) Financial Institution
10 2 (0.26%) German Language
10 2 (0.26%) Investment Banking
10 2 (0.26%) Multimedia
11 1 (0.13%) Automotive
11 1 (0.13%) Games
11 1 (0.13%) Legal
11 1 (0.13%) Local Government
11 1 (0.13%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.13%) Marketing
11 1 (0.13%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.13%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 610 (77.91%) Developer
2 434 (55.43%) .NET Developer
3 165 (21.07%) C# Developer
4 101 (12.90%) C# .NET Developer
5 84 (10.73%) Senior Developer
6 76 (9.71%) Full Stack Developer
7 61 (7.79%) Azure Developer
8 60 (7.66%) Angular Developer
9 58 (7.41%) Senior .NET Developer
10 36 (4.60%) React Developer
11 31 (3.96%) Software Developer
12 29 (3.70%) Software Engineer
13 25 (3.19%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
14 24 (3.07%) Lead Developer
14 24 (3.07%) Senior C# Developer
15 23 (2.94%) AWS Developer
16 20 (2.55%) SQL Developer
17 18 (2.30%) .NET Software Developer
17 18 (2.30%) JavaScript Developer
18 17 (2.17%) Senior C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 782 (99.87%) .NET
2 300 (38.31%) AngularJS
3 203 (25.93%) ASP.NET
4 194 (24.78%) React
5 186 (23.75%) ASP.NET Web API
6 167 (21.33%) .NET Framework
7 113 (14.43%) Entity Framework
8 109 (13.92%) CSS
9 105 (13.41%) HTML
10 104 (13.28%) Web Services
11 69 (8.81%) Angular 2
11 69 (8.81%) Node.js
12 67 (8.56%) REST
13 64 (8.17%) ASP.NET MVC
14 62 (7.92%) jQuery
15 54 (6.90%) RESTful
16 41 (5.24%) WCF
17 33 (4.21%) WPF
18 32 (4.09%) Redux
19 29 (3.70%) ASP.NET Core
Miscellaneous
1 71 (9.07%) Greenfield Project
2 28 (3.58%) Enterprise Software
3 24 (3.07%) Analytical Skills
4 13 (1.66%) Derivative
5 11 (1.40%) User Experience
6 9 (1.15%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 9 (1.15%) Taxonomies
7 8 (1.02%) Cloud Native
7 8 (1.02%) Mobile App
8 7 (0.89%) Algorithms
8 7 (0.89%) Hybrid Cloud
9 6 (0.77%) Data Structures
9 6 (0.77%) Mobile Payment
9 6 (0.77%) Public Cloud
10 5 (0.64%) Self-Motivation
11 4 (0.51%) Data Centre
12 3 (0.38%) NHS
13 2 (0.26%) EPoS
13 2 (0.26%) Life Science
13 2 (0.26%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 24 (3.07%) Windows
2 22 (2.81%) Linux
3 8 (1.02%) Android
3 8 (1.02%) Apple iOS
4 3 (0.38%) Windows Server
5 2 (0.26%) Mac OS
5 2 (0.26%) VMS
6 1 (0.13%) CentOS
6 1 (0.13%) OS/390
6 1 (0.13%) OS/400
6 1 (0.13%) Unix
6 1 (0.13%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 311 (39.72%) Agile Software Development
2 255 (32.57%) Microservices
3 207 (26.44%) MVC
4 187 (23.88%) DevOps
5 167 (21.33%) TDD
6 154 (19.67%) Scrum
7 83 (10.60%) Software Engineering
8 82 (10.47%) BDD
9 58 (7.41%) Unit Testing
10 52 (6.64%) Test Automation
11 51 (6.51%) Continuous Integration
12 49 (6.26%) SOLID
13 48 (6.13%) SDLC
14 45 (5.75%) Fund Management
14 45 (5.75%) Kanban
14 45 (5.75%) OO
15 40 (5.11%) API Development
15 40 (5.11%) CQRS
15 40 (5.11%) Fintech
16 39 (4.98%) Artificial Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 625 (79.82%) C#
2 286 (36.53%) JavaScript
3 262 (33.46%) SQL
4 95 (12.13%) TypeScript
5 50 (6.39%) T-SQL
6 43 (5.49%) PowerShell
7 40 (5.11%) F#
8 22 (2.81%) Java
8 22 (2.81%) Python
9 15 (1.92%) C
10 9 (1.15%) VBA
11 8 (1.02%) SHACL
11 8 (1.02%) XAML
12 7 (0.89%) SPARQL
13 6 (0.77%) C++
13 6 (0.77%) Shell Script
14 5 (0.64%) VB.NET
15 4 (0.51%) PHP
16 3 (0.38%) Go
16 3 (0.38%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 17 (2.17%) Degree
2 12 (1.53%) Computer Science Degree
3 9 (1.15%) Security Cleared
4 8 (1.02%) SC Cleared
5 6 (0.77%) PhD
6 3 (0.38%) Master's Degree
6 3 (0.38%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (0.26%) DBS Check
8 1 (0.13%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (0.13%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (2.17%) QA
2 1 (0.13%) GDPR
2 1 (0.13%) WCAG
System Software
1 124 (15.84%) Docker
2 13 (1.66%) Active Directory
3 5 (0.64%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 108 (13.79%) Kubernetes
2 16 (2.04%) MIIS
3 11 (1.40%) Ansible
4 9 (1.15%) Opscode Chef
4 9 (1.15%) Terraform
5 8 (1.02%) Puppet
6 6 (0.77%) Single Sign-On
7 5 (0.64%) HAProxy
7 5 (0.64%) Kibana
8 1 (0.13%) cPanel
8 1 (0.13%) Grafana
8 1 (0.13%) Microsoft Intune
8 1 (0.13%) Packer
8 1 (0.13%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 141 (18.01%) Microsoft
2 16 (2.04%) Xamarin
3 12 (1.53%) Google
4 10 (1.28%) Atlassian
4 10 (1.28%) Oracle
5 6 (0.77%) Sitecore
6 5 (0.64%) IBM
7 4 (0.51%) DevExpress
7 4 (0.51%) Tableau
8 3 (0.38%) ESRI
8 3 (0.38%) Okta
9 2 (0.26%) Mapbox
9 2 (0.26%) MEDITECH
9 2 (0.26%) MuleSoft
9 2 (0.26%) RedGate
9 2 (0.26%) SAP
10 1 (0.13%) Dynatrace
10 1 (0.13%) Facebook
10 1 (0.13%) MKS
10 1 (0.13%) Salesforce.com