Period
to 14 December 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in London 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 14 December 2018 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)
England > London
6 months to
14 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 19 21 23
Rank change year-on-year +2 +2 -1
Contract jobs citing .NET 3,788 3,520 3,038
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 8.09% 7.41% 6.81%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 20.62% 20.02% 19.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,109 2,815 2,370
London median daily rate £505 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.32% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £375 £350 £313
90th Percentile £675 £650 £613
England median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 14 3
London median hourly rate £57.50 £42.15 £47.83
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +36.43% -11.89% +19.58%
10th Percentile £19.25 £15.51 £33.57
90th Percentile £67.00 £47.83 £63.57
England median hourly rate £45.00 £42.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -

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

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 18,367 17,586 15,553
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 39.23% 37.00% 34.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 13,881 13,471 11,579
London median daily rate £525 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £375 £350 £323
90th Percentile £675 £650 £625
England median daily rate £480 £470 £425
% change year-on-year +2.13% +10.59% +2.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 84 100 70
London median hourly rate £36.75 £29.00 £41.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +26.72% -29.48% +15.03%
10th Percentile £24.11 £19.00 £19.21
90th Percentile £58.75 £47.83 £58.50
England median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +3.75% - +6.67%

.NET
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for .NET in London

.NET
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for .NET in London

.NET
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing .NET in London over the 6 months to 14 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for .NET in London

.NET
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for .NET in London

.NET
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in London

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing .NET in London over the 6 months to 14 December 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for .NET in London

.NET
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing .NET within the London region over the 6 months to 14 December 2018. 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
Central London -6 774 £500 +5.26% 316
West London +7 122 £450 +12.36% 189
East London +1 86 £550 +4.76% 60
South London -27 59 £450 +23.29% 28
North London +5 32 £450 +20.00% 13
.NET
England

For the 6 months to 14 December 2018, 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 London region with a requirement for .NET.

1 2,832 (74.76%) C#
2 1,659 (43.80%) Agile Software Development
3 1,312 (34.64%) SQL
4 1,246 (32.89%) SQL Server
5 1,206 (31.84%) Microsoft Azure
6 1,082 (28.56%) JavaScript
7 1,081 (28.54%) ASP.NET
8 987 (26.06%) Finance
9 931 (24.58%) MVC
10 895 (23.63%) TDD
11 886 (23.39%) AngularJS
12 840 (22.18%) Microsoft
13 668 (17.63%) HTML
14 650 (17.16%) .NET Framework
15 633 (16.71%) ASP.NET Web API
16 519 (13.70%) Banking
17 488 (12.88%) .NET Core
18 482 (12.72%) Microservices
19 481 (12.70%) CSS
19 481 (12.70%) ASP.NET MVC
20 473 (12.49%) Amazon AWS
21 467 (12.33%) Scrum
22 458 (12.09%) DevOps
23 451 (11.91%) BDD
24 439 (11.59%) Java
25 427 (11.27%) Test Automation
26 416 (10.98%) WCF
26 416 (10.98%) Continuous Integration
27 405 (10.69%) React
27 405 (10.69%) Greenfield Project

.NET
Co-occurring IT Skills in London 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
1 223 (5.89%) IIS
2 138 (3.64%) CMS
3 133 (3.51%) SharePoint
4 119 (3.14%) Elasticsearch
5 88 (2.32%) Umbraco
6 65 (1.72%) Confluence
7 60 (1.58%) NServiceBus
8 45 (1.19%) Apache
8 45 (1.19%) BizTalk Server
9 41 (1.08%) WebSphere
10 35 (0.92%) SharePoint 2013
11 34 (0.90%) Sitecore CMS
12 28 (0.74%) Tomcat
13 24 (0.63%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 20 (0.53%) Apache Solr
15 15 (0.40%) Apache Spark
16 14 (0.37%) nginx
17 13 (0.34%) Jetty
17 13 (0.34%) Mongrel
17 13 (0.34%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 110 (2.90%) Microsoft Excel
2 29 (0.77%) Microsoft Office
3 23 (0.61%) Spreadsheet
4 13 (0.34%) InfoPath
5 12 (0.32%) MS Visio
6 11 (0.29%) Microsoft Project
6 11 (0.29%) Photoshop
7 5 (0.13%) Microsoft PowerPoint
8 4 (0.11%) Adobe After Effects
8 4 (0.11%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 4 (0.11%) Adobe Premiere
8 4 (0.11%) InVision
9 3 (0.079%) Acrobat
10 2 (0.053%) Chatbot
10 2 (0.053%) SPSS
11 1 (0.026%) Blender
11 1 (0.026%) Maya
11 1 (0.026%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 88 (2.32%) Dynamics CRM
2 28 (0.74%) Endur
3 16 (0.42%) Dynamics AX
4 11 (0.29%) Oracle Financials
5 7 (0.18%) Dynamics NAV
5 7 (0.18%) Oracle General Ledger
6 6 (0.16%) Markit EDM
6 6 (0.16%) Payment Gateway
6 6 (0.16%) RMDS
6 6 (0.16%) thinkFolio
7 4 (0.11%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
7 4 (0.11%) Sentinel
8 3 (0.079%) NetSuite
8 3 (0.079%) OpenLink RightAngle
8 3 (0.079%) Oracle Cash Management
8 3 (0.079%) Salesforce.com CRM
9 2 (0.053%) Bloomberg AIM
9 2 (0.053%) Dynamics GP
9 2 (0.053%) Eagle PACE
9 2 (0.053%) Infor SunSystems
Cloud Services
1 1,206 (31.84%) Microsoft Azure
2 473 (12.49%) Amazon AWS
3 93 (2.46%) GitHub
4 88 (2.32%) Serverless
5 86 (2.27%) PaaS
6 82 (2.16%) Google Cloud Platform
7 79 (2.09%) Amazon EC2
8 71 (1.87%) SaaS
9 58 (1.53%) Dynamics 365
10 55 (1.45%) IaaS
11 49 (1.29%) Azure Functions
12 41 (1.08%) Azure Data Factory
13 40 (1.06%) AWS CloudFormation
14 37 (0.98%) Cloud Computing
14 37 (0.98%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 33 (0.87%) Office 365
16 32 (0.84%) Azure Active Directory
17 30 (0.79%) npm
18 20 (0.53%) Google App Engine
19 17 (0.45%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 69 (1.82%) HTTP
2 56 (1.48%) Firewall
3 42 (1.11%) AMQP
4 35 (0.92%) SSL
5 34 (0.90%) DNS
6 30 (0.79%) Kerberos
7 27 (0.71%) Internet
8 25 (0.66%) TCP/IP
9 20 (0.53%) Intranet
10 18 (0.48%) DMZ
11 17 (0.45%) DHCP
11 17 (0.45%) FTP
12 16 (0.42%) IPsec
13 11 (0.29%) HTTPS
13 11 (0.29%) SAN
14 5 (0.13%) Network Security
15 4 (0.11%) BIG-IP
15 4 (0.11%) Fibre Channel
15 4 (0.11%) iSCSI
15 4 (0.11%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,246 (32.89%) SQL Server
2 212 (5.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 201 (5.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 193 (5.10%) NoSQL
5 134 (3.54%) MongoDB
6 126 (3.33%) Azure SQL Database
7 110 (2.90%) SQL Server 2012
8 109 (2.88%) Relational Database
9 103 (2.72%) Data Warehouse
10 93 (2.46%) SQL Server 2016
11 91 (2.40%) Cosmos DB
12 82 (2.16%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 77 (2.03%) Data Lake
14 67 (1.77%) SQL Server 2008
15 52 (1.37%) SQL Server 2014
16 47 (1.24%) Power BI
17 42 (1.11%) Big Data
18 39 (1.03%) Oracle Database
18 39 (1.03%) Redis
19 36 (0.95%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 400 (10.56%) Git (software)
2 344 (9.08%) TeamCity
3 244 (6.44%) Visual Studio
4 241 (6.36%) Jenkins
5 233 (6.15%) Selenium
6 231 (6.10%) Octopus Deploy
7 220 (5.81%) JIRA
8 198 (5.23%) Team Foundation Server
9 194 (5.12%) Visual Studio Team System
10 168 (4.44%) SpecFlow
11 117 (3.09%) NUnit
12 104 (2.75%) Subversion
13 83 (2.19%) Cucumber
14 75 (1.98%) Moq
15 71 (1.87%) Bitbucket
16 66 (1.74%) WebDriver
17 48 (1.27%) Atlassian Bamboo
18 46 (1.21%) Maven
18 46 (1.21%) MSTest
19 43 (1.14%) Jasmine
General
1 987 (26.06%) Finance
2 519 (13.70%) Banking
3 327 (8.63%) Front Office
4 187 (4.94%) Investment Banking
5 93 (2.46%) Retail
6 70 (1.85%) Law
7 66 (1.74%) Back Office
8 49 (1.29%) Financial Institution
9 36 (0.95%) Publishing
10 35 (0.92%) Advertising
11 31 (0.82%) Legal
12 28 (0.74%) Marketing
13 14 (0.37%) French Language
14 13 (0.34%) Telecoms
15 12 (0.32%) Automotive
16 10 (0.26%) Billing
16 10 (0.26%) Corporate Banking
16 10 (0.26%) Games
16 10 (0.26%) Manufacturing
17 8 (0.21%) German Language
Job Titles
1 2,751 (72.62%) Developer
2 1,452 (38.33%) .NET Developer
3 1,289 (34.03%) C# Developer
4 658 (17.37%) C# .NET Developer
5 408 (10.77%) Senior Developer
6 294 (7.76%) Angular Developer
7 289 (7.63%) Full Stack Developer
8 274 (7.23%) ASP.NET Developer
9 227 (5.99%) Senior .NET Developer
10 225 (5.94%) Azure Developer
11 201 (5.31%) Architect
12 195 (5.15%) C# ASP.NET Developer
13 194 (5.12%) SQL Developer
14 170 (4.49%) Senior C# Developer
15 167 (4.41%) React Developer
16 158 (4.17%) JavaScript Developer
17 156 (4.12%) DevOps Engineer
18 137 (3.62%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
19 130 (3.43%) Analyst
20 129 (3.41%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,081 (28.54%) ASP.NET
2 886 (23.39%) AngularJS
3 668 (17.63%) HTML
4 650 (17.16%) .NET Framework
5 633 (16.71%) ASP.NET Web API
6 488 (12.88%) .NET Core
7 481 (12.70%) ASP.NET MVC
7 481 (12.70%) CSS
8 416 (10.98%) WCF
9 405 (10.69%) React
10 341 (9.00%) WPF
11 335 (8.84%) Web Services
12 327 (8.63%) REST
13 318 (8.39%) HTML5
14 294 (7.76%) Entity Framework
15 291 (7.68%) jQuery
16 201 (5.31%) Angular 2
17 199 (5.25%) Node.js
18 187 (4.94%) RESTful
19 170 (4.49%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 405 (10.69%) Greenfield Project
2 256 (6.76%) Fintech
3 227 (5.99%) Analytical Skills
4 178 (4.70%) Fixed Income
5 139 (3.67%) Hedge funds
6 132 (3.48%) User Experience
7 125 (3.30%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 109 (2.88%) Derivative
9 97 (2.56%) Enterprise Software
10 76 (2.01%) Self-Motivation
11 64 (1.69%) Equities
12 62 (1.64%) Mobile App
13 59 (1.56%) Market Risk
14 55 (1.45%) Credit Risk
15 53 (1.40%) Algorithms
16 37 (0.98%) Data Structures
17 29 (0.77%) Management Information System
18 28 (0.74%) Credit Derivative
19 26 (0.69%) Reinsurance
20 23 (0.61%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 381 (10.06%) Windows
2 169 (4.46%) Linux
3 114 (3.01%) Windows Server
4 61 (1.61%) Unix
5 43 (1.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 33 (0.87%) Windows 7
7 32 (0.84%) Windows Server 2012
8 26 (0.69%) Apple iOS
9 24 (0.63%) Android
9 24 (0.63%) Windows 8
10 14 (0.37%) Windows 10
11 11 (0.29%) Ubuntu
12 8 (0.21%) Solaris
13 6 (0.16%) Windows Server 2008
14 4 (0.11%) Mac OS X
15 3 (0.079%) zOS
16 2 (0.053%) CoreOS
17 1 (0.026%) MVS
17 1 (0.026%) watchOS
17 1 (0.026%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,659 (43.80%) Agile Software Development
2 931 (24.58%) MVC
3 895 (23.63%) TDD
4 482 (12.72%) Microservices
5 467 (12.33%) Scrum
6 458 (12.09%) DevOps
7 451 (11.91%) BDD
8 427 (11.27%) Test Automation
9 416 (10.98%) Continuous Integration
10 352 (9.29%) OO
11 297 (7.84%) Problem-Solving
12 285 (7.52%) Software Engineering
13 274 (7.23%) SDLC
13 274 (7.23%) Unit Testing
14 271 (7.15%) Web Development
15 250 (6.60%) SOLID
16 244 (6.44%) E-Commerce
17 214 (5.65%) Multithreading
18 208 (5.49%) SOA
19 195 (5.15%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 2,832 (74.76%) C#
2 1,312 (34.64%) SQL
3 1,082 (28.56%) JavaScript
4 439 (11.59%) Java
5 271 (7.15%) PowerShell
6 259 (6.84%) T-SQL
7 250 (6.60%) TypeScript
8 176 (4.65%) C++
9 155 (4.09%) Python
10 136 (3.59%) VB.NET
11 97 (2.56%) VBA
12 87 (2.30%) VB
13 85 (2.24%) C
14 68 (1.80%) PL/SQL
15 51 (1.35%) PHP
16 44 (1.16%) Bash Shell
17 37 (0.98%) Ruby
18 32 (0.84%) ES6
19 30 (0.79%) Scala
20 28 (0.74%) Perl
Qualifications
1 153 (4.04%) Degree
2 89 (2.35%) Security Cleared
3 69 (1.82%) SC Cleared
4 39 (1.03%) Computer Science Degree
5 24 (0.63%) Microsoft Certification
6 19 (0.50%) Numerate Degree
7 14 (0.37%) PhD
8 12 (0.32%) DV Cleared
9 8 (0.21%) BPSS Clearance
10 6 (0.16%) ISEB
10 6 (0.16%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 5 (0.13%) CISSP
11 5 (0.13%) ISTQB
11 5 (0.13%) PMI Certification
11 5 (0.13%) PMP
12 3 (0.079%) AWS Certification
12 3 (0.079%) Cisco Certification
12 3 (0.079%) CISM
12 3 (0.079%) CTC Cleared
12 3 (0.079%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 220 (5.81%) QA
2 17 (0.45%) GDPR
3 10 (0.26%) Data Quality
3 10 (0.26%) MiFID
4 9 (0.24%) Dodd-Frank
4 9 (0.24%) EMIR
5 8 (0.21%) SLA
6 7 (0.18%) PCI DSS
7 5 (0.13%) Disclosure Scotland
8 3 (0.079%) COREP
8 3 (0.079%) FINREP
8 3 (0.079%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 2 (0.053%) HL7
9 2 (0.053%) PMO
9 2 (0.053%) PSD2
9 2 (0.053%) SEPA
10 1 (0.026%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 1 (0.026%) IFRS
System Software
1 208 (5.49%) Docker
2 55 (1.45%) Active Directory
3 24 (0.63%) VMware Infrastructure
4 14 (0.37%) Virtual Machines
5 13 (0.34%) Xen
6 7 (0.18%) Hyper-V
6 7 (0.18%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 7 (0.18%) XenApp
7 6 (0.16%) HDFS
8 4 (0.11%) Apache Flume
8 4 (0.11%) KVM
8 4 (0.11%) LXC
9 3 (0.079%) SRDF
10 2 (0.053%) etcd
10 2 (0.053%) Firmware
10 2 (0.053%) flannel
10 2 (0.053%) Platform Symphony
11 1 (0.026%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 1 (0.026%) OpenAM
11 1 (0.026%) OpenDJ
Systems Management
1 144 (3.80%) Ansible
2 142 (3.75%) Kubernetes
3 61 (1.61%) Puppet
3 61 (1.61%) Terraform
4 36 (0.95%) Single Sign-On
5 34 (0.90%) Opscode Chef
6 21 (0.55%) CA Single Sign-On
7 20 (0.53%) HP Fortify
8 17 (0.45%) ITRS Geneos
8 17 (0.45%) Nagios
9 13 (0.34%) Docker Swarm
10 8 (0.21%) Kibana
11 7 (0.18%) BladeLogic
11 7 (0.18%) Nessus
12 6 (0.16%) Rancher
12 6 (0.16%) SCOM
12 6 (0.16%) SCOrch
13 5 (0.13%) Grafana
13 5 (0.13%) Microsoft Clustering
13 5 (0.13%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 840 (22.18%) Microsoft
2 272 (7.18%) Oracle
3 79 (2.09%) Sitecore
4 78 (2.06%) Google
5 60 (1.58%) Splunk
6 42 (1.11%) Citrix
7 40 (1.06%) SAP
8 35 (0.92%) Salesforce.com
9 32 (0.84%) TIBCO
10 31 (0.82%) Dynatrace
11 30 (0.79%) New Relic
12 28 (0.74%) Red Hat
12 28 (0.74%) VMware
13 23 (0.61%) CA
13 23 (0.61%) DevExpress
14 22 (0.58%) Bloomberg
15 21 (0.55%) OpenLink
16 19 (0.50%) BMC
16 19 (0.50%) Tableau
17 18 (0.48%) AppDynamics