Period
to 27 February 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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 155 185 247
Rank change year-on-year +30 +62 +240
Contract jobs citing .NET Core 641 897 1,021
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 1.68% 1.46% 1.13%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 5.46% 4.82% 3.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 612 706 835
Median daily rate £475 £450 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% -5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £332 £350 £350
90th Percentile £650 £619 £600
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £463
% change year-on-year +5.56% -2.70% +3.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Median hourly rate £22.50 £32.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -30.77% - -
UK median hourly rate £28.75 £32.50 -
% change year-on-year -11.54% - -

.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 11,737 18,609 30,786
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 30.79% 30.38% 33.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,336 13,268 22,137
Median daily rate £500 £500 £500
10th Percentile £325 £331 £330
90th Percentile £675 £660 £644
UK median daily rate £488 £500 £488
% change year-on-year -2.50% +2.56% +5.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 147 166 238
Median hourly rate £45.00 £46.20 £43.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.60% +6.21% +8.75%
10th Percentile £22.10 £18.78 £18.50
90th Percentile £62.03 £78.75 £60.36
Median hourly rate £45.00 £46.20 £42.50
% change year-on-year -2.60% +8.71% +6.25%

.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 27 February 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
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 27 February 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 +47 420 £525 - 246
South East +20 59 £431 +1.47% 177
North of England +8 58 £388 -3.13% 208
Midlands +31 49 £364 -4.28% 144
West Midlands +41 30 £375 -3.23% 84
North West +13 27 £370 -4.52% 128
Yorkshire +13 24 £450 +12.50% 58
South West +20 20 £450 - 62
East Midlands +5 19 £363 - 58
East of England +30 11 £425 - 49
North East +23 7 £465 +9.41% 22
.NET Core
UK

For the 6 months to 27 February 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.

1 640 (99.84%) .NET
2 491 (76.60%) C#
3 390 (60.84%) Azure
4 234 (36.51%) Microservices
5 223 (34.79%) Agile Software Development
6 222 (34.63%) SQL
7 178 (27.77%) JavaScript
8 162 (25.27%) SQL Server
9 161 (25.12%) DevOps
10 148 (23.09%) ASP.NET
11 139 (21.68%) React
11 139 (21.68%) AngularJS
12 134 (20.90%) TDD
13 130 (20.28%) ASP.NET Web API
14 125 (19.50%) Kubernetes
15 122 (19.03%) Software Engineering
15 122 (19.03%) Finance
16 119 (18.56%) Microsoft
17 118 (18.41%) CSS
18 110 (17.16%) .NET Framework
19 108 (16.85%) MVC
20 107 (16.69%) HTML
20 107 (16.69%) Docker
21 106 (16.54%) AWS
22 105 (16.38%) Greenfield Project
23 76 (11.86%) REST
24 67 (10.45%) TypeScript
25 66 (10.30%) BDD
25 66 (10.30%) Terraform
26 60 (9.36%) Azure SQL Database

.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 12 (1.87%) Elasticsearch
1 12 (1.87%) IIS
2 11 (1.72%) NServiceBus
2 11 (1.72%) SharePoint
3 10 (1.56%) BizTalk Server
4 6 (0.94%) CMS
4 6 (0.94%) Umbraco
5 4 (0.62%) ColdFusion
5 4 (0.62%) DNN
6 3 (0.47%) Apache Spark
6 3 (0.47%) EPiServer
7 2 (0.31%) Confluence
8 1 (0.16%) Appian
8 1 (0.16%) nginx
8 1 (0.16%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.16%) WordPress
Applications
1 2 (0.31%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.16%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 4 (0.62%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.47%) Oracle Utilities
3 1 (0.16%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.16%) Markit EDM
3 1 (0.16%) Sentinel
3 1 (0.16%) thinkFolio
3 1 (0.16%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 390 (60.84%) Azure
2 106 (16.54%) AWS
3 42 (6.55%) PaaS
4 39 (6.08%) Serverless
5 35 (5.46%) GCP
6 30 (4.68%) Azure Functions
7 25 (3.90%) SaaS
8 22 (3.43%) Azure Active Directory
9 19 (2.96%) IaaS
10 18 (2.81%) GitHub
10 18 (2.81%) Logic Apps
11 17 (2.65%) Cloud Computing
12 15 (2.34%) NuGet
13 13 (2.03%) AWS CloudFormation
13 13 (2.03%) Power Platform
14 12 (1.87%) AWS Lambda
15 8 (1.25%) Dynamics 365
16 7 (1.09%) PowerApps
17 6 (0.94%) Datadog
17 6 (0.94%) Power Automate
Communications & Networking
1 7 (1.09%) HTTP
2 5 (0.78%) Firewall
3 2 (0.31%) Internet
3 2 (0.31%) Reverse Proxy
3 2 (0.31%) SSL
3 2 (0.31%) VPN
4 1 (0.16%) AMQP
4 1 (0.16%) DNS
4 1 (0.16%) HTTPS
4 1 (0.16%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 162 (25.27%) SQL Server
2 60 (9.36%) Azure SQL Database
3 44 (6.86%) NoSQL
4 43 (6.71%) MongoDB
5 34 (5.30%) Cosmos DB
6 18 (2.81%) PostgreSQL
7 14 (2.18%) Relational Database
8 12 (1.87%) Redis
9 11 (1.72%) Power BI
10 9 (1.40%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 8 (1.25%) MySQL
12 7 (1.09%) Big Data
12 7 (1.09%) Event Store
13 6 (0.94%) Couchbase
14 5 (0.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 5 (0.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 4 (0.62%) Data Warehouse
15 4 (0.62%) SQL Server 2019
16 3 (0.47%) ArangoDB
16 3 (0.47%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 50 (7.80%) Git (software)
2 35 (5.46%) TeamCity
3 27 (4.21%) Visual Studio
4 25 (3.90%) Octopus Deploy
5 19 (2.96%) Selenium
5 19 (2.96%) Subversion
6 18 (2.81%) SpecFlow
7 17 (2.65%) JIRA
8 15 (2.34%) NUnit
9 14 (2.18%) SonarQube
10 11 (1.72%) Jenkins
11 9 (1.40%) Team Foundation Server
12 8 (1.25%) Cypress.io
13 7 (1.09%) Moq
14 6 (0.94%) webpack
15 5 (0.78%) Jasmine
15 5 (0.78%) JMeter
16 4 (0.62%) Bitbucket
16 4 (0.62%) git-flow
16 4 (0.62%) MSTest
General
1 122 (19.03%) Finance
2 46 (7.18%) Banking
3 45 (7.02%) Front Office
4 28 (4.37%) Investment Banking
4 28 (4.37%) Public Sector
5 14 (2.18%) Marketing
6 13 (2.03%) Manufacturing
7 12 (1.87%) Retail
7 12 (1.87%) Telecoms
8 11 (1.72%) Electronics
9 8 (1.25%) Law
10 6 (0.94%) Legal
11 3 (0.47%) Back Office
11 3 (0.47%) Pharmaceutical
12 2 (0.31%) Automotive
13 1 (0.16%) Financial Institution
13 1 (0.16%) Games
13 1 (0.16%) Multimedia
13 1 (0.16%) Police
13 1 (0.16%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 458 (71.45%) Developer
2 297 (46.33%) .NET Developer
3 129 (20.12%) C# Developer
4 75 (11.70%) Full Stack Developer
5 65 (10.14%) C# .NET Developer
6 57 (8.89%) Senior Developer
7 56 (8.74%) Software Engineer
8 55 (8.58%) Azure Developer
9 40 (6.24%) .NET Software Engineer
10 36 (5.62%) React Developer
11 34 (5.30%) Senior .NET Developer
12 25 (3.90%) Angular Developer
13 24 (3.74%) Architect
13 24 (3.74%) Software Developer
14 21 (3.28%) .NET Software Developer
14 21 (3.28%) C# Quant Developer
14 21 (3.28%) Quantitative Developer
15 19 (2.96%) AWS Developer
16 16 (2.50%) Azure Engineer
16 16 (2.50%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 640 (99.84%) .NET
2 148 (23.09%) ASP.NET
3 139 (21.68%) AngularJS
3 139 (21.68%) React
4 130 (20.28%) ASP.NET Web API
5 118 (18.41%) CSS
6 110 (17.16%) .NET Framework
7 107 (16.69%) HTML
8 76 (11.86%) REST
9 56 (8.74%) ASP.NET Core
10 55 (8.58%) RESTful
11 54 (8.42%) HTML5
12 49 (7.64%) ASP.NET MVC
13 44 (6.86%) RabbitMQ
13 44 (6.86%) Web Services
14 41 (6.40%) Vue.js
15 39 (6.08%) Entity Framework
15 39 (6.08%) Node.js
16 37 (5.77%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 34 (5.30%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 105 (16.38%) Greenfield Project
2 33 (5.15%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 26 (4.06%) Hedge funds
4 21 (3.28%) Algorithms
4 21 (3.28%) Cloud Native
4 21 (3.28%) Fixed Income
5 19 (2.96%) Data Structures
6 18 (2.81%) Derivative
6 18 (2.81%) Enterprise Software
7 16 (2.50%) N-Tier
8 15 (2.34%) Mobile App
9 13 (2.03%) Analytical Skills
9 13 (2.03%) User Experience
10 11 (1.72%) Equities
11 9 (1.40%) NHS
12 7 (1.09%) Virtual Team
13 6 (0.94%) Public Cloud
14 3 (0.47%) BBC
14 3 (0.47%) Self-Motivation
14 3 (0.47%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 47 (7.33%) Windows
2 36 (5.62%) Linux
3 8 (1.25%) Android
3 8 (1.25%) Apple iOS
3 8 (1.25%) Unix
4 1 (0.16%) CentOS
4 1 (0.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (0.16%) SUSE
4 1 (0.16%) VMS
4 1 (0.16%) Windows 10
4 1 (0.16%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 234 (36.51%) Microservices
2 223 (34.79%) Agile Software Development
3 161 (25.12%) DevOps
4 134 (20.90%) TDD
5 122 (19.03%) Software Engineering
6 108 (16.85%) MVC
7 66 (10.30%) BDD
8 59 (9.20%) Fintech
9 55 (8.58%) Problem-Solving
10 51 (7.96%) Test Automation
11 46 (7.18%) Unit Testing
12 42 (6.55%) Continuous Integration
12 42 (6.55%) SOA
12 42 (6.55%) SOLID
13 37 (5.77%) OO
13 37 (5.77%) SDLC
14 34 (5.30%) Scrum
15 32 (4.99%) E-Commerce
16 31 (4.84%) Computer Science
16 31 (4.84%) CQRS
Programming Languages
1 491 (76.60%) C#
2 222 (34.63%) SQL
3 178 (27.77%) JavaScript
4 67 (10.45%) TypeScript
5 52 (8.11%) Python
6 43 (6.71%) C++
7 34 (5.30%) PowerShell
7 34 (5.30%) T-SQL
8 28 (4.37%) Go
9 23 (3.59%) PL/SQL
10 21 (3.28%) Java
11 12 (1.87%) Kotlin
12 7 (1.09%) Bash Shell
13 4 (0.62%) C
13 4 (0.62%) ES6
13 4 (0.62%) PHP
14 3 (0.47%) Ada
14 3 (0.47%) Scala
15 2 (0.31%) F#
15 2 (0.31%) Haskell
Qualifications
1 25 (3.90%) Degree
2 10 (1.56%) Computer Science Degree
2 10 (1.56%) Security Cleared
3 7 (1.09%) SC Cleared
4 5 (0.78%) Master's Degree
5 2 (0.31%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.16%) BC Cleared
6 1 (0.16%) CISA
6 1 (0.16%) CISM
6 1 (0.16%) CISSP
6 1 (0.16%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.16%) ISSAP
6 1 (0.16%) ISSEP
6 1 (0.16%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (3.43%) QA
2 2 (0.31%) WCAG
3 1 (0.16%) COBIT
3 1 (0.16%) Government Security Classifications
3 1 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.16%) NIST
3 1 (0.16%) WAI
System Software
1 107 (16.69%) Docker
2 20 (3.12%) Active Directory
3 6 (0.94%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (0.31%) LXC
5 1 (0.16%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
5 1 (0.16%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 125 (19.50%) Kubernetes
2 66 (10.30%) Terraform
3 9 (1.40%) Ansible
4 7 (1.09%) Istio
5 5 (0.78%) MIIS
6 3 (0.47%) Prometheus
6 3 (0.47%) Puppet
7 2 (0.31%) Grafana
7 2 (0.31%) Opscode Chef
8 1 (0.16%) Consul
8 1 (0.16%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 119 (18.56%) Microsoft
2 43 (6.71%) Oracle
3 29 (4.52%) Google
4 11 (1.72%) SAP
4 11 (1.72%) VMware
5 9 (1.40%) MuleSoft
6 8 (1.25%) MEDITECH
6 8 (1.25%) Xamarin
7 7 (1.09%) DevExpress
8 6 (0.94%) Atlassian
9 5 (0.78%) New Relic
10 4 (0.62%) TIBCO
11 3 (0.47%) Apple
11 3 (0.47%) Dell
11 3 (0.47%) Facebook
11 3 (0.47%) ION Trading
11 3 (0.47%) Nintex
11 3 (0.47%) Sitecore
11 3 (0.47%) Sony
11 3 (0.47%) Yahoo!