Period
to 28 November 2021

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 28 November 2021 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
28 Nov 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 172 189 187
Rank change year-on-year +17 -2 +87
Contract jobs citing .NET Core 1,152 438 1,097
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 1.64% 1.44% 1.47%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 5.62% 4.62% 4.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 910 348 860
10th Percentile £363 £335 £350
25th Percentile £413 £400 £400
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £486 £450
Median % change year-on-year +2.83% +8.06% -
75th Percentile £625 £613 £538
90th Percentile £700 £688 £600
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 1 3
10th Percentile £36.19 " "
25th Percentile £42.69 £21.25 £30.03
Median hourly rate £50.00 £22.50 £35.07
Median % change year-on-year +122.22% -35.83% -
75th Percentile £62.00 £23.75 £40.10
90th Percentile £62.15 " "
UK median hourly rate £50.00 £28.75 £35.07
% change year-on-year +73.91% -18.01% -

.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 20,493 9,482 22,982
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 29.25% 31.26% 30.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 15,107 6,840 16,336
10th Percentile £375 £313 £338
25th Percentile £450 £400 £406
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £540 £496 £500
Median % change year-on-year +8.82% -0.75% +5.26%
75th Percentile £638 £588 £575
90th Percentile £725 £675 £650
UK median daily rate £525 £495 £495
% change year-on-year +6.06% - +4.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 240 94 208
10th Percentile £20.00 £22.95 £16.22
25th Percentile £35.00 £30.17 £27.05
Median hourly rate £49.00 £42.75 £45.00
Median % change year-on-year +14.62% -5.00% +8.36%
75th Percentile £63.72 £55.00 £53.75
90th Percentile £76.03 £61.25 £78.75
UK median hourly rate £49.27 £44.25 £44.02
% change year-on-year +11.34% +0.52% +6.00%

.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 28 November 2021.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing .NET Core in England over the 6 months to 28 November 2021.

Hourly rate histogram 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 28 November 2021. 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 -33 576 £600 +9.09% 362
North of England +2 126 £428 +15.54% 233
South East -19 120 £433 -3.89% 166
Midlands -1 108 £425 +13.33% 155
South West +13 78 £425 +10.97% 65
North West -19 66 £425 +16.04% 136
West Midlands -20 62 £425 +13.33% 84
Yorkshire -8 52 £428 +17.93% 68
East Midlands +6 46 £420 +20.00% 69
East of England -25 33 £450 +12.50% 65
North East -4 8 £483 -8.10% 29
.NET Core
UK

For the 6 months to 28 November 2021, 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 1,149 (99.74%) .NET
2 952 (82.64%) C#
3 707 (61.37%) Azure
4 503 (43.66%) Agile Software Development
5 441 (38.28%) SQL
6 397 (34.46%) SQL Server
7 394 (34.20%) DevOps
8 388 (33.68%) Microservices
9 377 (32.73%) JavaScript
10 356 (30.90%) .NET Framework
11 325 (28.21%) ASP.NET
12 294 (25.52%) AngularJS
13 286 (24.83%) Full Stack Development
14 268 (23.26%) Software Engineering
15 264 (22.92%) Kubernetes
16 257 (22.31%) Docker
17 256 (22.22%) ASP.NET Web API
18 242 (21.01%) MVC
19 232 (20.14%) CSS
20 231 (20.05%) HTML
21 219 (19.01%) Microsoft
22 218 (18.92%) Git (software)
23 214 (18.58%) TDD
24 201 (17.45%) React
25 179 (15.54%) TypeScript
26 173 (15.02%) Entity Framework
26 173 (15.02%) AWS
27 159 (13.80%) Social Skills
28 156 (13.54%) SOLID
29 142 (12.33%) REST

.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 37 (3.21%) Confluence
2 30 (2.60%) BizTalk Server
3 19 (1.65%) SharePoint
4 16 (1.39%) CMS
5 14 (1.22%) IIS
5 14 (1.22%) Umbraco
6 10 (0.87%) Elasticsearch
7 7 (0.61%) Apache
8 5 (0.43%) nginx
8 5 (0.43%) Sitecore CMS
9 4 (0.35%) Moodle
9 4 (0.35%) Totara
10 3 (0.26%) ArcGIS
10 3 (0.26%) Ethereum
11 2 (0.17%) Apache Airflow
11 2 (0.17%) Camunda
11 2 (0.17%) Kentico
11 2 (0.17%) NServiceBus
11 2 (0.17%) SharePoint 2013
12 1 (0.087%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 6 (0.52%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.17%) InfoPath
2 2 (0.17%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.087%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 29 (2.52%) SunGard Martini
2 8 (0.69%) Dynamics CRM
3 6 (0.52%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
4 2 (0.17%) Distributed Ledger
5 1 (0.087%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 707 (61.37%) Azure
2 173 (15.02%) AWS
3 133 (11.55%) Azure Cosmos DB
4 127 (11.02%) Serverless
5 124 (10.76%) Azure Service Bus
6 94 (8.16%) Azure Functions
7 55 (4.77%) PaaS
8 45 (3.91%) Azure Storage
9 43 (3.73%) Azure Active Directory
10 42 (3.65%) Azure Logic Apps
11 40 (3.47%) Azure Event Grid
12 34 (2.95%) Azure Key Vault
13 32 (2.78%) AWS Lambda
14 30 (2.60%) Power Platform
15 29 (2.52%) GCP
16 28 (2.43%) SaaS
17 26 (2.26%) OpenShift
18 22 (1.91%) Azure Data Factory
19 21 (1.82%) Azure Pipelines
19 21 (1.82%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 36 (3.13%) TCP/IP
2 15 (1.30%) HTTP
3 5 (0.43%) HTTPS
3 5 (0.43%) Kerberos
4 3 (0.26%) DNS
4 3 (0.26%) Firewall
4 3 (0.26%) Internet
5 2 (0.17%) SSH
5 2 (0.17%) SSL
6 1 (0.087%) Extranet
6 1 (0.087%) Network Security
6 1 (0.087%) RTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 397 (34.46%) SQL Server
2 92 (7.99%) Azure SQL Database
3 67 (5.82%) NoSQL
4 58 (5.03%) Relational Database
5 49 (4.25%) MongoDB
6 40 (3.47%) PostgreSQL
7 35 (3.04%) MySQL
8 29 (2.52%) Oracle Database
8 29 (2.52%) Oracle Database 12c
9 20 (1.74%) Power BI
9 20 (1.74%) SQL Server 2016
10 16 (1.39%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 16 (1.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 15 (1.30%) Redis
12 14 (1.22%) Data Lake
13 13 (1.13%) SQL Server 2019
14 12 (1.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 9 (0.78%) Delta Lake
16 7 (0.61%) Amazon RDS
17 6 (0.52%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 218 (18.92%) Git (software)
2 97 (8.42%) TeamCity
3 77 (6.68%) Visual Studio
4 63 (5.47%) NUnit
5 58 (5.03%) Jenkins
6 54 (4.69%) JIRA
7 46 (3.99%) Octopus Deploy
8 45 (3.91%) SpecFlow
9 42 (3.65%) Moq
9 42 (3.65%) Subversion
10 36 (3.13%) Bitbucket
11 32 (2.78%) Artifactory
12 30 (2.60%) Oracle APEX
13 29 (2.52%) CppUnit
13 29 (2.52%) Robot Framework
14 19 (1.65%) Team Foundation Server
15 17 (1.48%) Postman
16 16 (1.39%) Mocha
17 15 (1.30%) Jasmine
18 14 (1.22%) Selenium
General
1 159 (13.80%) Social Skills
2 136 (11.81%) Finance
3 105 (9.11%) Banking
4 66 (5.73%) Front Office
5 52 (4.51%) Investment Banking
6 48 (4.17%) Public Sector
7 42 (3.65%) Analytical Skills
8 25 (2.17%) Retail
9 21 (1.82%) Presentation Skills
10 15 (1.30%) Marketing
11 12 (1.04%) Documentation Skills
11 12 (1.04%) Law
12 10 (0.87%) Pharmaceutical
12 10 (0.87%) Telecoms
13 9 (0.78%) Electronics
14 8 (0.69%) Manufacturing
15 6 (0.52%) Back Office
15 6 (0.52%) Billing
16 5 (0.43%) Automotive
17 4 (0.35%) Inclusion and Diversity
Job Titles
1 815 (70.75%) Developer
2 528 (45.83%) .NET Developer
3 247 (21.44%) C# Developer
4 145 (12.59%) C# .NET Developer
5 134 (11.63%) Full Stack Developer
6 128 (11.11%) Azure Developer
7 116 (10.07%) Software Engineer
8 81 (7.03%) Senior Developer
9 72 (6.25%) .NET Software Engineer
10 58 (5.03%) Architect
11 56 (4.86%) Senior .NET Developer
12 53 (4.60%) Angular Developer
13 49 (4.25%) Azure Engineer
13 49 (4.25%) C# Software Engineer
14 41 (3.56%) .NET Software Developer
15 40 (3.47%) Lead Developer
16 39 (3.39%) Software Developer
17 37 (3.21%) SQL Developer
18 34 (2.95%) Solutions Architect
19 31 (2.69%) Azure Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,149 (99.74%) .NET
2 356 (30.90%) .NET Framework
3 325 (28.21%) ASP.NET
4 294 (25.52%) AngularJS
5 256 (22.22%) ASP.NET Web API
6 232 (20.14%) CSS
7 231 (20.05%) HTML
8 201 (17.45%) React
9 173 (15.02%) Entity Framework
10 142 (12.33%) REST
11 127 (11.02%) RESTful
12 107 (9.29%) ASP.NET Core
13 100 (8.68%) Vue.js
13 100 (8.68%) Web Services
14 91 (7.90%) ASP.NET MVC
15 86 (7.47%) JSON
16 68 (5.90%) HTML5
17 62 (5.38%) XML
18 60 (5.21%) jQuery
19 57 (4.95%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 125 (10.85%) Greenfield Project
2 48 (4.17%) Cloud Native
3 38 (3.30%) Data Protection Act
4 34 (2.95%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 31 (2.69%) Legacy Systems
6 30 (2.60%) User Experience
7 27 (2.34%) Self-Motivation
8 19 (1.65%) Fixed Income
8 19 (1.65%) Hedge funds
9 17 (1.48%) Data Structures
10 15 (1.30%) Derivative
11 11 (0.95%) CMDB
12 10 (0.87%) NHS
13 8 (0.69%) Equities
13 8 (0.69%) Mobile App
14 7 (0.61%) Enterprise Software
14 7 (0.61%) Legacy Applications
15 5 (0.43%) Client/Server
15 5 (0.43%) N-Tier
16 4 (0.35%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 95 (8.25%) Windows
2 14 (1.22%) Linux
3 7 (0.61%) Android
4 6 (0.52%) Apple iOS
5 4 (0.35%) Ubuntu
6 1 (0.087%) VMS
6 1 (0.087%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.087%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.087%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 503 (43.66%) Agile Software Development
2 394 (34.20%) DevOps
3 388 (33.68%) Microservices
4 286 (24.83%) Full Stack Development
5 268 (23.26%) Software Engineering
6 242 (21.01%) MVC
7 214 (18.58%) TDD
8 156 (13.54%) SOLID
9 138 (11.98%) Scrum
10 134 (11.63%) Test Automation
10 134 (11.63%) Unit Testing
11 129 (11.20%) SDLC
12 100 (8.68%) Continuous Integration
13 86 (7.47%) OO
14 84 (7.29%) Clean Code
15 69 (5.99%) Fintech
16 67 (5.82%) API Development
17 66 (5.73%) BDD
18 64 (5.56%) Front End Development
19 62 (5.38%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 952 (82.64%) C#
2 441 (38.28%) SQL
3 377 (32.73%) JavaScript
4 179 (15.54%) TypeScript
5 115 (9.98%) Python
6 70 (6.08%) T-SQL
7 62 (5.38%) C++
8 53 (4.60%) PL/SQL
9 43 (3.73%) Java
9 43 (3.73%) PowerShell
10 26 (2.26%) Go
11 15 (1.30%) Scala
12 13 (1.13%) Ruby
13 12 (1.04%) ES6
13 12 (1.04%) VB
14 10 (0.87%) Bash Shell
14 10 (0.87%) XAML
15 8 (0.69%) C
16 7 (0.61%) PHP
16 7 (0.61%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 54 (4.69%) Degree
2 42 (3.65%) Security Cleared
3 36 (3.13%) SC Cleared
4 18 (1.56%) Computer Science Degree
5 12 (1.04%) BPSS Clearance
6 11 (0.95%) Numerate Degree
7 4 (0.35%) Microsoft Certification
7 4 (0.35%) PhD
8 2 (0.17%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.087%) CITP
9 1 (0.087%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (3.47%) QA
2 7 (0.61%) WCAG
3 5 (0.43%) Accessibility
4 2 (0.17%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.087%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.087%) SLA
System Software
1 257 (22.31%) Docker
2 36 (3.13%) Active Directory
3 6 (0.52%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (0.17%) Virtual Desktop
5 1 (0.087%) LXC
Systems Management
1 264 (22.92%) Kubernetes
2 72 (6.25%) Terraform
3 29 (2.52%) BladeLogic
4 17 (1.48%) MIIS
5 14 (1.22%) Prometheus
6 11 (0.95%) Ansible
6 11 (0.95%) Puppet
7 7 (0.61%) Opscode Chef
8 6 (0.52%) Grafana
9 4 (0.35%) Istio
9 4 (0.35%) Kibana
10 1 (0.087%) Control-M
10 1 (0.087%) logstash
Vendors
1 219 (19.01%) Microsoft
2 116 (10.07%) Oracle
3 29 (2.52%) FIS
3 29 (2.52%) SunGard
4 21 (1.82%) MuleSoft
5 20 (1.74%) Google
6 17 (1.48%) Databricks
7 14 (1.22%) ESRI
7 14 (1.22%) Telerik
8 10 (0.87%) SAP
9 9 (0.78%) SaltStack
10 8 (0.69%) Salesforce.com
10 8 (0.69%) Xamarin
11 7 (0.61%) Sitecore
11 7 (0.61%) TIBCO
12 6 (0.52%) Sparx
13 5 (0.43%) Pega
13 5 (0.43%) ServiceNow
13 5 (0.43%) Sybase
14 4 (0.35%) Apple