Period
to 22 October 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 22 October 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
22 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 20 23 22
Rank change year-on-year +3 -1 -3
Contract jobs citing .NET 3,789 3,232 3,102
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 8.20% 7.17% 7.00%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 20.84% 19.34% 20.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,080 2,570 2,413
London median daily rate £513 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.89% +5.56% +2.86%
10th Percentile £375 £340 £313
90th Percentile £675 £638 £625
England median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 13 6
London median hourly rate £45.87 £45.00 £125.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.94% -64.00% +161.34%
10th Percentile £19.25 £15.34 £25.60
90th Percentile £73.00 £47.83 £195.00
England median hourly rate £43.71 £42.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year +2.84% +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 18,181 16,715 15,303
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 39.37% 37.09% 34.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 13,686 12,701 11,459
London median daily rate £525 £500 £455
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +9.89% +1.11%
10th Percentile £375 £350 £313
90th Percentile £675 £650 £625
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +4.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 79 86 68
London median hourly rate £43.50 £30.19 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +44.11% -28.98% +25.00%
10th Percentile £19.93 £18.25 £19.00
90th Percentile £72.12 £49.38 £82.93
England median hourly rate £41.77 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +4.41% +6.67% +1.24%

.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 22 October 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 22 October 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 22 October 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 -3 796 £500 +5.26% 345
West London +22 127 £450 +11.04% 212
East London +11 80 £525 +17.98% 57
South London -40 52 £425 +8.97% 49
North London +4 19 £450 +20.00% 17
.NET
England

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 2,897 (76.46%) C#
2 1,694 (44.71%) Agile Software Development
3 1,424 (37.58%) SQL
4 1,259 (33.23%) SQL Server
5 1,148 (30.30%) Microsoft Azure
6 1,093 (28.85%) ASP.NET
7 1,064 (28.08%) JavaScript
8 1,025 (27.05%) Finance
9 971 (25.63%) MVC
10 964 (25.44%) TDD
11 885 (23.36%) AngularJS
12 849 (22.41%) Microsoft
13 694 (18.32%) HTML
14 672 (17.74%) ASP.NET Web API
15 611 (16.13%) .NET Framework
16 602 (15.89%) Banking
17 516 (13.62%) ASP.NET MVC
18 513 (13.54%) Microservices
19 498 (13.14%) CSS
20 492 (12.98%) Amazon AWS
21 486 (12.83%) WCF
22 472 (12.46%) .NET Core
23 457 (12.06%) Scrum
24 451 (11.90%) BDD
25 433 (11.43%) Java
26 416 (10.98%) Greenfield Project
27 413 (10.90%) Git (software)
28 400 (10.56%) Continuous Integration
29 397 (10.48%) DevOps
30 395 (10.42%) Test Automation

.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
1 203 (5.36%) IIS
2 145 (3.83%) CMS
3 128 (3.38%) SharePoint
4 106 (2.80%) Elasticsearch
5 94 (2.48%) NServiceBus
6 92 (2.43%) Umbraco
7 51 (1.35%) Confluence
8 49 (1.29%) Sitecore CMS
9 37 (0.98%) Apache
10 36 (0.95%) SharePoint 2013
11 32 (0.84%) BizTalk Server
12 31 (0.82%) WebSphere
13 24 (0.63%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 20 (0.53%) Apache Spark
15 18 (0.48%) SharePoint 2010
16 12 (0.32%) Apache Solr
17 11 (0.29%) EPiServer
17 11 (0.29%) Oracle Workflow
17 11 (0.29%) Tomcat
18 10 (0.26%) SAS
Applications
1 109 (2.88%) Microsoft Excel
2 31 (0.82%) Microsoft Office
3 22 (0.58%) Spreadsheet
4 15 (0.40%) InfoPath
5 12 (0.32%) MS Visio
5 12 (0.32%) Photoshop
6 11 (0.29%) Microsoft Project
7 5 (0.13%) Acrobat
8 4 (0.11%) Adobe After Effects
8 4 (0.11%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 4 (0.11%) Adobe Premiere
9 3 (0.079%) InVision
9 3 (0.079%) Microsoft PowerPoint
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 78 (2.06%) Dynamics CRM
2 16 (0.42%) Endur
3 12 (0.32%) Dynamics AX
3 12 (0.32%) Markit EDM
4 11 (0.29%) Oracle Financials
4 11 (0.29%) thinkFolio
5 7 (0.18%) Oracle General Ledger
5 7 (0.18%) Payment Gateway
6 5 (0.13%) ION MarketView
6 5 (0.13%) RMDS
7 4 (0.11%) Dynamics NAV
7 4 (0.11%) SDL Web 8
8 3 (0.079%) Bloomberg AIM
8 3 (0.079%) Eagle PACE
8 3 (0.079%) Oracle Cash Management
9 2 (0.053%) Remedy ITSM
10 1 (0.026%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
10 1 (0.026%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
10 1 (0.026%) Salesforce.com CRM
10 1 (0.026%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1,148 (30.30%) Microsoft Azure
2 492 (12.98%) Amazon AWS
3 93 (2.45%) GitHub
4 82 (2.16%) Amazon EC2
4 82 (2.16%) Serverless
5 76 (2.01%) PaaS
6 66 (1.74%) Google Cloud Platform
7 59 (1.56%) SaaS
8 54 (1.43%) Cloud Computing
9 46 (1.21%) npm
10 44 (1.16%) IaaS
11 43 (1.13%) Dynamics 365
11 43 (1.13%) Office 365
12 42 (1.11%) Azure Functions
13 40 (1.06%) AWS CloudFormation
14 38 (1.00%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 21 (0.55%) Azure Active Directory
16 20 (0.53%) Azure Data Factory
17 19 (0.50%) AWS Lambda
18 14 (0.37%) NuGet
Communications & Networking
1 65 (1.72%) HTTP
2 56 (1.48%) Firewall
3 49 (1.29%) AMQP
4 33 (0.87%) Internet
5 32 (0.84%) Kerberos
6 25 (0.66%) Intranet
7 23 (0.61%) SAN
8 19 (0.50%) SSL
9 18 (0.48%) DMZ
9 18 (0.48%) HTTPS
10 14 (0.37%) TCP/IP
11 11 (0.29%) DNS
12 9 (0.24%) MQTT
13 6 (0.16%) BIG-IP
14 5 (0.13%) NetScaler
14 5 (0.13%) SMS
15 4 (0.11%) Fibre Channel
15 4 (0.11%) iSCSI
15 4 (0.11%) NAS
16 3 (0.079%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,259 (33.23%) SQL Server
2 257 (6.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 239 (6.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 175 (4.62%) NoSQL
5 131 (3.46%) MongoDB
6 125 (3.30%) Relational Database
7 118 (3.11%) SQL Server 2012
8 104 (2.74%) Data Warehouse
9 101 (2.67%) Azure SQL Database
10 98 (2.59%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 91 (2.40%) SQL Server 2016
12 90 (2.38%) Cosmos DB
13 66 (1.74%) Data Lake
14 59 (1.56%) SQL Server 2008
15 56 (1.48%) SQL Server 2014
16 53 (1.40%) Power BI
17 47 (1.24%) Big Data
18 46 (1.21%) PostgreSQL
19 43 (1.13%) MySQL
19 43 (1.13%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 413 (10.90%) Git (software)
2 320 (8.45%) TeamCity
3 231 (6.10%) Visual Studio
4 216 (5.70%) Selenium
5 211 (5.57%) Team Foundation Server
6 200 (5.28%) Jenkins
6 200 (5.28%) Octopus Deploy
7 193 (5.09%) JIRA
8 163 (4.30%) SpecFlow
9 153 (4.04%) Visual Studio Team System
10 145 (3.83%) NUnit
11 92 (2.43%) Cucumber
12 88 (2.32%) Subversion
13 76 (2.01%) Moq
14 72 (1.90%) Bitbucket
15 66 (1.74%) WebDriver
16 46 (1.21%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 46 (1.21%) Maven
17 44 (1.16%) Protractor
18 42 (1.11%) Karma Test Runner
General
1 1,025 (27.05%) Finance
2 602 (15.89%) Banking
3 363 (9.58%) Front Office
4 237 (6.25%) Investment Banking
5 106 (2.80%) Retail
6 78 (2.06%) Law
7 72 (1.90%) Financial Institution
8 52 (1.37%) Back Office
9 48 (1.27%) Advertising
10 36 (0.95%) Marketing
11 33 (0.87%) Publishing
12 32 (0.84%) Legal
13 15 (0.40%) Telecoms
14 10 (0.26%) Corporate Banking
14 10 (0.26%) Games
15 9 (0.24%) Billing
16 8 (0.21%) General Ledger
16 8 (0.21%) Manufacturing
17 5 (0.13%) Automotive
17 5 (0.13%) Music Industry
Job Titles
1 2,815 (74.29%) Developer
2 1,544 (40.75%) .NET Developer
3 1,368 (36.10%) C# Developer
4 720 (19.00%) C# .NET Developer
5 434 (11.45%) Senior Developer
6 299 (7.89%) ASP.NET Developer
7 277 (7.31%) Full Stack Developer
8 264 (6.97%) Angular Developer
9 258 (6.81%) Senior .NET Developer
10 237 (6.25%) SQL Developer
11 234 (6.18%) C# ASP.NET Developer
12 204 (5.38%) Azure Developer
13 201 (5.30%) Architect
14 185 (4.88%) Senior C# Developer
15 172 (4.54%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
16 153 (4.04%) JavaScript Developer
17 142 (3.75%) WPF Developer
18 131 (3.46%) Front Office Developer
19 125 (3.30%) DevOps Engineer
19 125 (3.30%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,093 (28.85%) ASP.NET
2 885 (23.36%) AngularJS
3 694 (18.32%) HTML
4 672 (17.74%) ASP.NET Web API
5 611 (16.13%) .NET Framework
6 516 (13.62%) ASP.NET MVC
7 498 (13.14%) CSS
8 486 (12.83%) WCF
9 472 (12.46%) .NET Core
10 380 (10.03%) WPF
11 365 (9.63%) Web Services
12 356 (9.40%) React
13 333 (8.79%) HTML5
14 330 (8.71%) REST
15 284 (7.50%) jQuery
16 275 (7.26%) Entity Framework
17 214 (5.65%) Angular 2
18 203 (5.36%) RESTful
19 183 (4.83%) Node.js
20 179 (4.72%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 416 (10.98%) Greenfield Project
2 263 (6.94%) Fintech
3 218 (5.75%) Analytical Skills
4 200 (5.28%) Fixed Income
5 144 (3.80%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 120 (3.17%) Derivative
7 119 (3.14%) Hedge funds
8 110 (2.90%) Computer Science
9 104 (2.74%) User Experience
10 93 (2.45%) Enterprise Software
11 80 (2.11%) Equities
12 73 (1.93%) Market Risk
12 73 (1.93%) Self-Motivation
13 61 (1.61%) Credit Risk
13 61 (1.61%) Mobile App
14 58 (1.53%) Algorithms
15 42 (1.11%) Data Structures
16 27 (0.71%) Management Information System
17 26 (0.69%) Blog
18 25 (0.66%) Credit Derivative
Operating Systems
1 378 (9.98%) Windows
2 155 (4.09%) Linux
3 97 (2.56%) Windows Server
4 63 (1.66%) Unix
5 41 (1.08%) Apple iOS
6 39 (1.03%) Android
7 38 (1.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 29 (0.77%) Windows Server 2012
9 19 (0.50%) Windows 7
10 15 (0.40%) Solaris
11 12 (0.32%) Windows 10
12 11 (0.29%) Windows 8
13 6 (0.16%) Ubuntu
14 5 (0.13%) Windows Embedded Compact
15 4 (0.11%) Mac OS X
15 4 (0.11%) Windows Server 2008
16 3 (0.079%) zOS
17 2 (0.053%) VMS
18 1 (0.026%) MVS
18 1 (0.026%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,694 (44.71%) Agile Software Development
2 971 (25.63%) MVC
3 964 (25.44%) TDD
4 513 (13.54%) Microservices
5 457 (12.06%) Scrum
6 451 (11.90%) BDD
7 400 (10.56%) Continuous Integration
8 397 (10.48%) DevOps
9 395 (10.42%) Test Automation
10 360 (9.50%) Problem-Solving
11 356 (9.40%) OO
12 333 (8.79%) Unit Testing
13 314 (8.29%) Software Engineering
14 286 (7.55%) E-Commerce
15 284 (7.50%) SDLC
16 276 (7.28%) SOLID
17 262 (6.91%) Multithreading
17 262 (6.91%) SOA
18 257 (6.78%) Web Development
19 196 (5.17%) MVVM
Programming Languages
1 2,897 (76.46%) C#
2 1,424 (37.58%) SQL
3 1,064 (28.08%) JavaScript
4 433 (11.43%) Java
5 293 (7.73%) T-SQL
6 233 (6.15%) TypeScript
7 225 (5.94%) PowerShell
8 174 (4.59%) VB.NET
9 164 (4.33%) C++
10 142 (3.75%) Python
11 100 (2.64%) VB
12 97 (2.56%) VBA
13 85 (2.24%) PL/SQL
14 69 (1.82%) C
15 46 (1.21%) PHP
16 42 (1.11%) Bash Shell
17 37 (0.98%) Scala
18 31 (0.82%) Perl
18 31 (0.82%) R
19 29 (0.77%) XAML
Qualifications
1 162 (4.28%) Degree
2 78 (2.06%) Security Cleared
3 62 (1.64%) SC Cleared
4 46 (1.21%) Computer Science Degree
5 25 (0.66%) Microsoft Certification
6 20 (0.53%) Numerate Degree
7 11 (0.29%) DV Cleared
7 11 (0.29%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 9 (0.24%) PhD
9 7 (0.18%) ISTQB
10 6 (0.16%) CISSP
11 4 (0.11%) CISM
11 4 (0.11%) CTC Cleared
11 4 (0.11%) PMI Certification
12 3 (0.079%) BPSS Clearance
12 3 (0.079%) CISA
12 3 (0.079%) Cisco Certification
12 3 (0.079%) GIAC
12 3 (0.079%) ISEB
12 3 (0.079%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 238 (6.28%) QA
2 22 (0.58%) GDPR
3 18 (0.48%) MiFID
4 14 (0.37%) SLA
5 12 (0.32%) Data Quality
5 12 (0.32%) PCI DSS
6 11 (0.29%) EMIR
7 10 (0.26%) Dodd-Frank
8 3 (0.079%) HL7
8 3 (0.079%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 2 (0.053%) COREP
9 2 (0.053%) FINREP
9 2 (0.053%) PMO
9 2 (0.053%) SEPA
9 2 (0.053%) Solvency II
10 1 (0.026%) Disclosure Scotland
10 1 (0.026%) HAZOP
10 1 (0.026%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 1 (0.026%) PSD2
10 1 (0.026%) WAI
System Software
1 207 (5.46%) Docker
2 46 (1.21%) Active Directory
3 23 (0.61%) VMware Infrastructure
4 14 (0.37%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 13 (0.34%) Virtual Machines
6 6 (0.16%) Apache Flume
6 6 (0.16%) HDFS
6 6 (0.16%) Hyper-V
6 6 (0.16%) XenApp
7 5 (0.13%) KVM
7 5 (0.13%) LXC
7 5 (0.13%) Platform Symphony
8 3 (0.079%) SRDF
9 1 (0.026%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 1 (0.026%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (0.026%) OpenAM
9 1 (0.026%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.026%) vSphere
9 1 (0.026%) Xen
9 1 (0.026%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 130 (3.43%) Ansible
2 128 (3.38%) Kubernetes
3 46 (1.21%) Puppet
4 41 (1.08%) Terraform
5 36 (0.95%) Opscode Chef
6 34 (0.90%) Single Sign-On
7 23 (0.61%) CA Single Sign-On
8 20 (0.53%) HP Fortify
9 17 (0.45%) Docker Swarm
10 15 (0.40%) ITRS Geneos
11 10 (0.26%) Kibana
12 9 (0.24%) Nagios
13 8 (0.21%) SCOrch
14 7 (0.18%) BladeLogic
14 7 (0.18%) SCOM
15 6 (0.16%) Oozie
15 6 (0.16%) Rancher
16 5 (0.13%) Microsoft Clustering
16 5 (0.13%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
17 4 (0.11%) Salt
Vendors
1 849 (22.41%) Microsoft
2 260 (6.86%) Oracle
3 98 (2.59%) Sitecore
4 61 (1.61%) Google
5 59 (1.56%) Splunk
6 43 (1.13%) SAP
7 41 (1.08%) Citrix
8 31 (0.82%) Salesforce.com
8 31 (0.82%) Tableau
9 30 (0.79%) Red Hat
9 30 (0.79%) VMware
10 29 (0.77%) TIBCO
11 25 (0.66%) Dynatrace
12 24 (0.63%) Bloomberg
12 24 (0.63%) CA
13 22 (0.58%) BMC
14 21 (0.55%) DevExpress
15 20 (0.53%) Charles River
15 20 (0.53%) MapR
16 19 (0.50%) UiPath