Period
to 20 January 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire 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 20 January 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.

Microsoft .NET (dotNet)
East of England > Hertfordshire
6 months to
20 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 38 16 26
Rank change year-on-year -22 +10 +24
Contract jobs citing .NET 53 105 93
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 4.33% 7.39% 6.10%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 19.13% 29.01% 24.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 69 83
Hertfordshire median daily rate £400 £413 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.03% +13.79% -7.05%
10th Percentile £335 £275 £313
90th Percentile £584 £588 £463
East of England median daily rate £425 £420 £363
% change year-on-year +1.19% +15.86% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Hertfordshire median hourly rate - £26.13 -
East of England median hourly rate £42.00 £43.75 £36.67
% change year-on-year -4.00% +19.32% -13.22%

.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 Hertfordshire with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
Hertfordshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 277 362 378
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 22.61% 25.49% 24.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 154 233 202
Hertfordshire median daily rate £438 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% - -2.75%
10th Percentile £303 £276 £313
90th Percentile £599 £569 £569
East of England median daily rate £438 £450 £425
% change year-on-year -2.78% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 10 1
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £57.25 £50.00 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.50% +300.00% -66.67%
10th Percentile £53.18 £21.98 £11.25
90th Percentile £59.53 £66.81 £13.75
East of England median hourly rate £44.00 £45.25 £42.50
% change year-on-year -2.76% +6.47% +13.33%

.NET
Job Vacancy Trend in Hertfordshire

Job postings citing .NET as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire.

Job vacancy trend for .NET in Hertfordshire

.NET
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing .NET in Hertfordshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for .NET in Hertfordshire

.NET
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing .NET in Hertfordshire over the 6 months to 20 January 2020.

Contractor daily rate histogram for .NET in Hertfordshire

.NET
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing .NET in Hertfordshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for .NET in Hertfordshire

.NET
Contract Job Locations in Hertfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing .NET within the Hertfordshire region over the 6 months to 20 January 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
Stevenage -2 12 £580 +38.10% 5
Watford -16 10 £408 +1.88% 8
Hemel Hempstead -16 8 - - 7
Hatfield -2 5 £413 - 8
Welwyn Garden City - 5 £388 - 1
Letchworth +3 4 £375 +87.50% 4
Hitchin +7 2 £405 +29.60%
St Albans -4 2 £400 +33.33% 23
Rickmansworth 0 1 £325 - 1
.NET
East of England

For the 6 months to 20 January 2020, 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 Hertfordshire region with a requirement for .NET.

1 45 (84.91%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (73.58%) C#
3 24 (45.28%) JavaScript
4 22 (41.51%) Scrum
4 22 (41.51%) Git (software)
5 20 (37.74%) Web Services
6 17 (32.08%) SQL Server
6 17 (32.08%) Software Engineering
7 16 (30.19%) Security Cleared
7 16 (30.19%) Java
8 15 (28.30%) Windows
9 14 (26.42%) HTML
9 14 (26.42%) SQL
9 14 (26.42%) Visual Studio
9 14 (26.42%) Node.js
10 13 (24.53%) CSS
10 13 (24.53%) Microsoft
11 12 (22.64%) SC Cleared
11 12 (22.64%) Azure
12 11 (20.75%) Qt
12 11 (20.75%) Aerospace
12 11 (20.75%) Degree
12 11 (20.75%) Mathematics
12 11 (20.75%) OpenGL
12 11 (20.75%) DirectX
12 11 (20.75%) NetBeans
12 11 (20.75%) Military
12 11 (20.75%) Linux
12 11 (20.75%) ActiveX
12 11 (20.75%) Eclipse

.NET
Co-occurring IT Skills in Hertfordshire 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 2 (3.77%) IIS
2 1 (1.89%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (1.89%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 2 (3.77%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 12 (22.64%) Azure
2 5 (9.43%) AWS
3 1 (1.89%) GCP
3 1 (1.89%) Microsoft Flow
3 1 (1.89%) Office 365
3 1 (1.89%) PaaS
3 1 (1.89%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 11 (20.75%) Ethernet
1 11 (20.75%) TCP/IP
2 2 (3.77%) SMS
3 1 (1.89%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (32.08%) SQL Server
2 5 (9.43%) SQL Server 2016
3 3 (5.66%) UniData
4 2 (3.77%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 2 (3.77%) NoSQL
4 2 (3.77%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (1.89%) Blockchain
5 1 (1.89%) Cosmos DB
5 1 (1.89%) MS Access
5 1 (1.89%) mvBase
5 1 (1.89%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (1.89%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 22 (41.51%) Git (software)
2 14 (26.42%) Visual Studio
3 11 (20.75%) Eclipse
3 11 (20.75%) NetBeans
4 9 (16.98%) Jenkins
5 7 (13.21%) JIRA
6 4 (7.55%) Jasmine
6 4 (7.55%) Octopus Deploy
7 3 (5.66%) Protractor
7 3 (5.66%) SpecFlow
8 2 (3.77%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 2 (3.77%) Moq
8 2 (3.77%) MSBuild
8 2 (3.77%) MSTest
8 2 (3.77%) NUnit
8 2 (3.77%) Selenium
8 2 (3.77%) Sonatype Nexus
8 2 (3.77%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (3.77%) xUnit.net
9 1 (1.89%) AppScan
General
1 11 (20.75%) Aerospace
1 11 (20.75%) Military
2 8 (15.09%) Finance
3 7 (13.21%) Retail
4 1 (1.89%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 27 (50.94%) Developer
2 8 (15.09%) .NET Developer
3 6 (11.32%) C# Developer
3 6 (11.32%) Full Stack Developer
4 4 (7.55%) C# .NET Developer
4 4 (7.55%) DevOps Engineer
5 3 (5.66%) Backend Developer
6 2 (3.77%) Agile Developer
6 2 (3.77%) Architect
6 2 (3.77%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
6 2 (3.77%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 2 (3.77%) JavaScript Developer
6 2 (3.77%) Solutions Architect
6 2 (3.77%) UI Developer
6 2 (3.77%) VB Developer
6 2 (3.77%) VB6 Developer
6 2 (3.77%) Web UI Developer
7 1 (1.89%) Applications Support
7 1 (1.89%) Software Tester
7 1 (1.89%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (37.74%) Web Services
2 14 (26.42%) HTML
2 14 (26.42%) Node.js
3 13 (24.53%) CSS
4 11 (20.75%) ActiveX
4 11 (20.75%) AngularJS
4 11 (20.75%) DirectX
4 11 (20.75%) MFC
4 11 (20.75%) OpenGL
4 11 (20.75%) Qt
5 9 (16.98%) ASP.NET
5 9 (16.98%) HTML5
5 9 (16.98%) JSON
6 8 (15.09%) .NET Core
6 8 (15.09%) .NET Framework
6 8 (15.09%) ASP.NET Web API
6 8 (15.09%) jQuery
6 8 (15.09%) XML
7 7 (13.21%) RESTful
7 7 (13.21%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 2 (3.77%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (1.89%) Cloud Native
2 1 (1.89%) EPoS
2 1 (1.89%) Greenfield Project
2 1 (1.89%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 15 (28.30%) Windows
2 11 (20.75%) Linux
3 1 (1.89%) Android
3 1 (1.89%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (84.91%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (41.51%) Scrum
3 17 (32.08%) Software Engineering
4 11 (20.75%) DevOps
4 11 (20.75%) Mathematics
5 8 (15.09%) Microservices
5 8 (15.09%) Unit Testing
6 7 (13.21%) SDLC
7 6 (11.32%) MVC
7 6 (11.32%) OO
8 5 (9.43%) Decision-Making
8 5 (9.43%) Infrastructure Management
8 5 (9.43%) OOD
8 5 (9.43%) Requirements Analysis
8 5 (9.43%) Responsive Web Design
8 5 (9.43%) TDD
9 4 (7.55%) Continuous Integration
9 4 (7.55%) SOLID
9 4 (7.55%) Waterfall
9 4 (7.55%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 39 (73.58%) C#
2 24 (45.28%) JavaScript
3 16 (30.19%) Java
4 14 (26.42%) SQL
5 11 (20.75%) C++
5 11 (20.75%) GLSL
5 11 (20.75%) HLSL
6 6 (11.32%) TypeScript
7 5 (9.43%) VB.NET
8 4 (7.55%) Python
8 4 (7.55%) T-SQL
9 3 (5.66%) PowerShell
10 2 (3.77%) UniBasic
10 2 (3.77%) VB
10 2 (3.77%) VB6
10 2 (3.77%) XAML
11 1 (1.89%) Objective-C
11 1 (1.89%) Perl
11 1 (1.89%) PHP
11 1 (1.89%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 16 (30.19%) Security Cleared
2 12 (22.64%) SC Cleared
3 11 (20.75%) Degree
4 1 (1.89%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.77%) QA
System Software
1 2 (3.77%) Active Directory
1 2 (3.77%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (3.77%) Ansible
1 2 (3.77%) Puppet
2 1 (1.89%) Kubernetes
2 1 (1.89%) Single Sign-On
2 1 (1.89%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 13 (24.53%) Microsoft
2 7 (13.21%) Oracle
3 3 (5.66%) jBASE
4 2 (3.77%) EMC
4 2 (3.77%) SAP
4 2 (3.77%) Sitecore
5 1 (1.89%) Acunetix
5 1 (1.89%) HP
5 1 (1.89%) IBM
5 1 (1.89%) UiPath