Period
to 6 May 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 6 May 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
6 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 142 185 227
Rank change year-on-year +43 +42 +179
Contract jobs citing .NET Core 821 687 1,092
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 1.84% 1.44% 1.28%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 6.07% 4.76% 3.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 667 522 878
10th Percentile £356 £350 £350
25th Percentile £413 £400 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £475 £475
Median % change year-on-year +5.26% - +8.57%
75th Percentile £600 £575 £568
90th Percentile £675 £675 £650
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £475
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Median hourly rate £36.00 £32.50 -
Median % change year-on-year +10.77% - -
UK median hourly rate £35.50 £25.75 -
% change year-on-year +37.86% - -

.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 13,519 14,447 28,126
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 30.36% 30.35% 33.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,773 10,326 20,214
10th Percentile £338 £338 £338
25th Percentile £413 £413 £406
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £500 £500
75th Percentile £600 £588 £575
90th Percentile £688 £675 £650
UK median daily rate £500 £500 £488
% change year-on-year - +2.56% +2.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 144 133 256
10th Percentile £23.58 £20.50 £18.50
25th Percentile £34.00 £31.25 £27.75
Median hourly rate £45.50 £46.00 £44.92
Median % change year-on-year -1.09% +2.42% +9.55%
75th Percentile £57.63 £55.00 £52.50
90th Percentile £65.53 £69.50 £60.00
UK median hourly rate £45.00 £46.00 £44.18
% change year-on-year -2.17% +4.12% +7.76%

.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 6 May 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 6 May 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 +38 542 £525 - 299
South East +46 79 £450 +5.94% 193
North of England +24 65 £425 +6.25% 234
Midlands +24 51 £388 +4.73% 151
North West +18 37 £410 +2.50% 149
South West +16 27 £450 +12.50% 75
West Midlands +16 26 £388 -8.82% 69
East Midlands +22 25 £381 +17.31% 80
Yorkshire +17 20 £450 +12.50% 63
East of England +11 16 £425 -2.86% 60
North East +29 8 £458 +24.07% 22
.NET Core
UK

For the 6 months to 6 May 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.

1 819 (99.76%) .NET
2 634 (77.22%) C#
3 505 (61.51%) Azure
4 303 (36.91%) Microservices
5 294 (35.81%) SQL
6 280 (34.10%) Agile Software Development
7 231 (28.14%) JavaScript
8 221 (26.92%) DevOps
9 200 (24.36%) AngularJS
10 195 (23.75%) TDD
11 194 (23.63%) SQL Server
12 189 (23.02%) ASP.NET
13 179 (21.80%) Kubernetes
14 162 (19.73%) ASP.NET Web API
15 160 (19.49%) Software Engineering
16 158 (19.24%) Docker
17 156 (19.00%) .NET Framework
18 152 (18.51%) Greenfield Project
19 147 (17.90%) Finance
20 146 (17.78%) React
21 136 (16.57%) AWS
22 135 (16.44%) Microsoft
23 133 (16.20%) HTML
23 133 (16.20%) MVC
24 125 (15.23%) CSS
25 89 (10.84%) Terraform
25 89 (10.84%) Azure SQL Database
26 88 (10.72%) Azure Service Bus
27 86 (10.48%) Fintech
28 83 (10.11%) ASP.NET Core

.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 19 (2.31%) BizTalk Server
2 17 (2.07%) IIS
3 14 (1.71%) Elasticsearch
4 10 (1.22%) SharePoint
5 9 (1.10%) NServiceBus
6 6 (0.73%) Umbraco
7 5 (0.61%) Confluence
8 4 (0.49%) CMS
8 4 (0.49%) ColdFusion
8 4 (0.49%) EPiServer
9 1 (0.12%) Apache Spark
9 1 (0.12%) Drupal
9 1 (0.12%) SAS
Applications
1 3 (0.37%) MS Visio
2 2 (0.24%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.12%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 4 (0.49%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.24%) Unit4 Business World
3 1 (0.12%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.12%) Sentinel
3 1 (0.12%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 505 (61.51%) Azure
2 136 (16.57%) AWS
3 88 (10.72%) Azure Service Bus
4 73 (8.89%) Serverless
5 69 (8.40%) Azure Cosmos DB
6 65 (7.92%) PaaS
7 53 (6.46%) Azure Functions
8 32 (3.90%) Azure Logic Apps
8 32 (3.90%) SaaS
9 29 (3.53%) GCP
9 29 (3.53%) IaaS
10 27 (3.29%) Azure Active Directory
11 25 (3.05%) AWS CloudFormation
12 24 (2.92%) AWS Lambda
12 24 (2.92%) Azure Storage
13 19 (2.31%) Azure Key Vault
14 18 (2.19%) Azure App Service
14 18 (2.19%) Azure Service Fabric
14 18 (2.19%) NuGet
15 15 (1.83%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 5 (0.61%) Firewall
2 4 (0.49%) HTTP
3 3 (0.37%) Internet
4 2 (0.24%) Skype
4 2 (0.24%) VPN
5 1 (0.12%) AMQP
5 1 (0.12%) DNS
5 1 (0.12%) HTTPS
5 1 (0.12%) LAN
5 1 (0.12%) Network Security
5 1 (0.12%) Reverse Proxy
5 1 (0.12%) SSL
5 1 (0.12%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.12%) WAN
5 1 (0.12%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 194 (23.63%) SQL Server
2 89 (10.84%) Azure SQL Database
3 47 (5.72%) MongoDB
3 47 (5.72%) NoSQL
4 21 (2.56%) Relational Database
5 20 (2.44%) PostgreSQL
6 13 (1.58%) MySQL
7 10 (1.22%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 10 (1.22%) Redis
8 9 (1.10%) Power BI
8 9 (1.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 6 (0.73%) Couchbase
9 6 (0.73%) Event Store
9 6 (0.73%) SQL Server 2016
10 5 (0.61%) Apache Cassandra
10 5 (0.61%) SQL Server 2019
10 5 (0.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 4 (0.49%) Data Warehouse
12 3 (0.37%) Big Data
12 3 (0.37%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 80 (9.74%) Git (software)
2 49 (5.97%) TeamCity
3 41 (4.99%) Visual Studio
4 40 (4.87%) JIRA
5 25 (3.05%) Octopus Deploy
6 24 (2.92%) NUnit
6 24 (2.92%) Subversion
7 17 (2.07%) Selenium
8 15 (1.83%) Moq
9 13 (1.58%) SpecFlow
10 12 (1.46%) Jasmine
11 11 (1.34%) Cypress.io
11 11 (1.34%) SonarQube
12 10 (1.22%) Jenkins
12 10 (1.22%) Karma Test Runner
13 7 (0.85%) Team Foundation Server
14 5 (0.61%) JMeter
14 5 (0.61%) MSTest
14 5 (0.61%) Visual Studio Team System
15 4 (0.49%) Bitbucket
General
1 147 (17.90%) Finance
2 81 (9.87%) Banking
3 55 (6.70%) Social Skills
4 52 (6.33%) Front Office
5 43 (5.24%) Investment Banking
6 21 (2.56%) Public Sector
7 19 (2.31%) Analytical Skills
8 17 (2.07%) Retail
9 15 (1.83%) Marketing
10 13 (1.58%) Telecoms
11 12 (1.46%) Manufacturing
12 10 (1.22%) Electronics
12 10 (1.22%) Law
13 5 (0.61%) Presentation Skills
14 4 (0.49%) Back Office
14 4 (0.49%) Pharmaceutical
15 3 (0.37%) Automotive
15 3 (0.37%) Legal
15 3 (0.37%) Publishing
16 2 (0.24%) Games
Job Titles
1 588 (71.62%) Developer
2 387 (47.14%) .NET Developer
3 193 (23.51%) C# Developer
4 107 (13.03%) Full Stack Developer
5 100 (12.18%) C# .NET Developer
6 72 (8.77%) Azure Developer
7 70 (8.53%) Senior Developer
8 69 (8.40%) Software Engineer
9 46 (5.60%) Senior .NET Developer
10 38 (4.63%) .NET Software Engineer
11 35 (4.26%) React Developer
12 33 (4.02%) Architect
12 33 (4.02%) Quantitative Developer
13 32 (3.90%) C# Quant Developer
14 29 (3.53%) Angular Developer
15 26 (3.17%) AWS Developer
16 25 (3.05%) .NET Software Developer
17 24 (2.92%) C# Developer - Investment Banking
18 23 (2.80%) Software Developer
19 18 (2.19%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 819 (99.76%) .NET
2 200 (24.36%) AngularJS
3 189 (23.02%) ASP.NET
4 162 (19.73%) ASP.NET Web API
5 156 (19.00%) .NET Framework
6 146 (17.78%) React
7 133 (16.20%) HTML
8 125 (15.23%) CSS
9 83 (10.11%) ASP.NET Core
10 69 (8.40%) REST
11 66 (8.04%) HTML5
12 65 (7.92%) Entity Framework
13 64 (7.80%) RESTful
14 59 (7.19%) ASP.NET MVC
15 53 (6.46%) Web Services
16 51 (6.21%) Vue.js
17 49 (5.97%) Node.js
18 46 (5.60%) RabbitMQ
19 42 (5.12%) jQuery
20 36 (4.38%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 152 (18.51%) Greenfield Project
2 56 (6.82%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 40 (4.87%) Cloud Native
3 40 (4.87%) Data Structures
4 38 (4.63%) Algorithms
4 38 (4.63%) Hedge funds
5 32 (3.90%) Fixed Income
6 28 (3.41%) Enterprise Software
7 25 (3.05%) Derivative
7 25 (3.05%) User Experience
8 18 (2.19%) Mobile App
9 15 (1.83%) N-Tier
10 14 (1.71%) Equities
11 8 (0.97%) CMDB
12 5 (0.61%) NHS
12 5 (0.61%) Public Cloud
12 5 (0.61%) Reference Data
12 5 (0.61%) Self-Motivation
13 3 (0.37%) Hybrid Cloud
13 3 (0.37%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 54 (6.58%) Windows
2 47 (5.72%) Linux
3 10 (1.22%) Unix
4 7 (0.85%) Android
5 6 (0.73%) Apple iOS
6 2 (0.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.12%) CentOS
7 1 (0.12%) SUSE
7 1 (0.12%) VMS
7 1 (0.12%) Windows 10
7 1 (0.12%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 303 (36.91%) Microservices
2 280 (34.10%) Agile Software Development
3 221 (26.92%) DevOps
4 195 (23.75%) TDD
5 160 (19.49%) Software Engineering
6 133 (16.20%) MVC
7 86 (10.48%) Fintech
8 78 (9.50%) BDD
8 78 (9.50%) Unit Testing
9 65 (7.92%) Continuous Integration
10 56 (6.82%) Problem-Solving
11 55 (6.70%) SOLID
12 52 (6.33%) Scrum
13 50 (6.09%) Test Automation
14 49 (5.97%) SDLC
15 43 (5.24%) SOA
16 42 (5.12%) Digital Transformation Programme
17 40 (4.87%) E-Commerce
17 40 (4.87%) Front End Development
18 36 (4.38%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 634 (77.22%) C#
2 294 (35.81%) SQL
3 231 (28.14%) JavaScript
4 81 (9.87%) TypeScript
5 80 (9.74%) Python
6 70 (8.53%) C++
7 58 (7.06%) PL/SQL
8 44 (5.36%) Go
9 43 (5.24%) T-SQL
10 32 (3.90%) PowerShell
11 20 (2.44%) Java
12 7 (0.85%) C
12 7 (0.85%) VB.NET
13 6 (0.73%) ES6
13 6 (0.73%) Kotlin
14 5 (0.61%) VBA
15 4 (0.49%) Ada
15 4 (0.49%) PHP
16 3 (0.37%) VB
16 3 (0.37%) XAML
Qualifications
1 33 (4.02%) Degree
2 20 (2.44%) Security Cleared
3 11 (1.34%) SC Cleared
4 9 (1.10%) Computer Science Degree
5 3 (0.37%) DV Cleared
5 3 (0.37%) Master's Degree
6 2 (0.24%) AWS Certification
6 2 (0.24%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (0.24%) PhD
7 1 (0.12%) BC Cleared
7 1 (0.12%) CISA
7 1 (0.12%) CISM
7 1 (0.12%) CISSP
7 1 (0.12%) CREST Certified
7 1 (0.12%) ISSAP
7 1 (0.12%) ISSEP
7 1 (0.12%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (2.44%) QA
2 5 (0.61%) WCAG
3 1 (0.12%) COBIT
3 1 (0.12%) GDPR
3 1 (0.12%) HL7
3 1 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.12%) NIST
System Software
1 158 (19.24%) Docker
2 23 (2.80%) Active Directory
3 4 (0.49%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (0.24%) LXC
5 1 (0.12%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 179 (21.80%) Kubernetes
2 89 (10.84%) Terraform
3 12 (1.46%) Ansible
4 11 (1.34%) Prometheus
5 10 (1.22%) MIIS
6 8 (0.97%) Istio
7 3 (0.37%) Grafana
7 3 (0.37%) ZABBIX
8 2 (0.24%) Microsoft Intune
8 2 (0.24%) Puppet
9 1 (0.12%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
9 1 (0.12%) Data Guard
9 1 (0.12%) Opscode Chef
9 1 (0.12%) Packer
Vendors
1 135 (16.44%) Microsoft
2 76 (9.26%) Oracle
3 25 (3.05%) Google
4 19 (2.31%) MuleSoft
5 13 (1.58%) Xamarin
6 12 (1.46%) DevExpress
6 12 (1.46%) TIBCO
7 10 (1.22%) SAP
8 8 (0.97%) MEDITECH
8 8 (0.97%) VMware
9 7 (0.85%) New Relic
10 6 (0.73%) Atlassian
11 5 (0.61%) QAD
11 5 (0.61%) Refinitiv
11 5 (0.61%) Telerik
12 4 (0.49%) Dell
12 4 (0.49%) Splunk
13 3 (0.37%) Apple
13 3 (0.37%) Facebook
13 3 (0.37%) Spiceworks