Period
to 3 March 2021

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 3 March 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.

Microsoft .NET (dotNet)
England > London
6 months to
3 Mar 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 25 22 22
Rank change year-on-year -3 0 -1
Contract jobs citing .NET 1,354 2,016 3,370
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 6.77% 7.26% 7.81%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 18.55% 19.81% 20.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,250 1,628 2,819
Median daily rate £525 £513 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.44% +2.50% +2.56%
10th Percentile £350 £375 £363
90th Percentile £700 £700 £675
England median daily rate £475 £450 £454
% change year-on-year +5.56% -0.88% +6.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Median hourly rate - - £45.00
England median hourly rate £37.00 £44.75 £45.00
% change year-on-year -17.32% -0.56% -

.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 7,299 10,177 16,378
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 36.52% 36.63% 37.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,395 7,570 12,394
Median daily rate £525 £525 £525
10th Percentile £363 £375 £370
90th Percentile £700 £700 £675
England median daily rate £500 £500 £500
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 58 61
Median hourly rate £44.25 £48.85 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.42% +22.13% +37.93%
10th Percentile £23.13 £25.33 £24.11
90th Percentile £67.25 £78.75 £53.75
Median hourly rate £45.00 £47.50 £43.50
% change year-on-year -5.26% +9.20% +8.75%

.NET
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for .NET in London

.NET
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing .NET in London.

Daily rate trend for .NET in London

.NET
Daily Rate Histogram in London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing .NET in London over the 6 months to 3 March 2021.

Daily rate histogram for .NET in London

.NET
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing .NET in London.

Hourly rate trend 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 3 March 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
Central London -19 136 £575 +15.00% 204
South London +19 11 £380 -15.56% 28
West London -17 7 £400 -8.57% 85
East London +19 5 £465 -24.39% 51
.NET
England

For the 6 months to 3 March 2021, 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.

1 882 (65.14%) C#
2 657 (48.52%) Azure
3 540 (39.88%) Agile Software Development
4 440 (32.50%) SQL
5 429 (31.68%) .NET Core
6 391 (28.88%) Finance
7 367 (27.10%) JavaScript
8 351 (25.92%) SQL Server
9 324 (23.93%) DevOps
10 309 (22.82%) Microservices
11 293 (21.64%) Software Engineering
12 278 (20.53%) AWS
13 274 (20.24%) React
14 268 (19.79%) AngularJS
15 264 (19.50%) Microsoft
16 250 (18.46%) TDD
17 234 (17.28%) ASP.NET
18 225 (16.62%) Banking
19 214 (15.81%) Python
20 188 (13.88%) Web Services
21 180 (13.29%) .NET Framework
22 170 (12.56%) Serverless
23 168 (12.41%) Java
24 161 (11.89%) Test Automation
25 155 (11.45%) HTML
26 153 (11.30%) Front Office
26 153 (11.30%) Kubernetes
27 140 (10.34%) ASP.NET Web API
28 138 (10.19%) Git (software)
28 138 (10.19%) REST

.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 55 (4.06%) SharePoint
2 25 (1.85%) IIS
2 25 (1.85%) NServiceBus
3 23 (1.70%) Confluence
4 19 (1.40%) Elasticsearch
5 13 (0.96%) BizTalk Server
6 12 (0.89%) CMS
7 11 (0.81%) Tomcat
8 9 (0.66%) WebSphere
9 8 (0.59%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 6 (0.44%) Cloud Foundry
10 6 (0.44%) Umbraco
11 5 (0.37%) nginx
11 5 (0.37%) SAS
12 4 (0.30%) Appian
12 4 (0.30%) GlassFish
12 4 (0.30%) JBoss
12 4 (0.30%) WebSphere Application Server
13 3 (0.22%) ArcGIS
13 3 (0.22%) EPiServer
Applications
1 19 (1.40%) Microsoft Excel
2 8 (0.59%) Microsoft Office
3 5 (0.37%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.15%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.074%) Adobe After Effects
5 1 (0.074%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.074%) Adobe Premiere
5 1 (0.074%) Chatbot
5 1 (0.074%) CINEMA 4D
5 1 (0.074%) Final Cut Pro
5 1 (0.074%) InfoPath
5 1 (0.074%) Maya
5 1 (0.074%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.074%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.074%) Sketch
5 1 (0.074%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 34 (2.51%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (0.66%) Dynamics AX
2 9 (0.66%) Dynamics NAV
3 8 (0.59%) ION MarketView
4 6 (0.44%) Sentinel
4 6 (0.44%) SunGard Martini
5 3 (0.22%) Elite 3E
5 3 (0.22%) Markit EDM
6 2 (0.15%) Salerio
6 2 (0.15%) Shopify
6 2 (0.15%) thinkFolio
6 2 (0.15%) Unit4 Business World
7 1 (0.074%) BusinessWorks
7 1 (0.074%) OpenText MBPM
7 1 (0.074%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 1 (0.074%) Teamcenter
7 1 (0.074%) Temenos T24
7 1 (0.074%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 657 (48.52%) Azure
2 278 (20.53%) AWS
3 170 (12.56%) Serverless
4 124 (9.16%) GCP
5 72 (5.32%) Power Platform
6 66 (4.87%) PaaS
7 58 (4.28%) Azure Functions
8 49 (3.62%) Logic Apps
9 46 (3.40%) Dynamics 365
10 44 (3.25%) AWS Lambda
11 40 (2.95%) Azure Active Directory
12 35 (2.58%) IaaS
13 32 (2.36%) SaaS
14 31 (2.29%) GitHub
14 31 (2.29%) PowerApps
15 24 (1.77%) AWS CloudFormation
16 22 (1.62%) Microsoft 365
16 22 (1.62%) NuGet
17 20 (1.48%) Cloud Computing
17 20 (1.48%) Power Automate
Communications & Networking
1 12 (0.89%) HTTP
2 11 (0.81%) Firewall
3 10 (0.74%) DNS
4 7 (0.52%) CTI
4 7 (0.52%) Softphone
5 5 (0.37%) DHCP
5 5 (0.37%) TCP/IP
6 4 (0.30%) HTTPS
6 4 (0.30%) Internet
6 4 (0.30%) SMTP
6 4 (0.30%) SSL
6 4 (0.30%) WAN
7 3 (0.22%) LAN
7 3 (0.22%) Reverse Proxy
7 3 (0.22%) VPN
8 2 (0.15%) Broadband
8 2 (0.15%) FTP
8 2 (0.15%) Network Security
8 2 (0.15%) SNMP
8 2 (0.15%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 351 (25.92%) SQL Server
2 85 (6.28%) Azure SQL Database
2 85 (6.28%) NoSQL
3 73 (5.39%) MongoDB
4 59 (4.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 50 (3.69%) Cosmos DB
6 47 (3.47%) Power BI
7 45 (3.32%) Relational Database
8 36 (2.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 30 (2.22%) MySQL
10 23 (1.70%) PostgreSQL
11 20 (1.48%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 19 (1.40%) Redis
13 18 (1.33%) Big Data
13 18 (1.33%) Oracle Database
14 17 (1.26%) Data Warehouse
14 17 (1.26%) SQL Server 2008
14 17 (1.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 11 (0.81%) OLTP
16 10 (0.74%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 138 (10.19%) Git (software)
2 69 (5.10%) Jenkins
3 66 (4.87%) JIRA
3 66 (4.87%) Visual Studio
4 56 (4.14%) Octopus Deploy
5 47 (3.47%) Selenium
6 45 (3.32%) TeamCity
7 42 (3.10%) SpecFlow
8 33 (2.44%) Subversion
9 28 (2.07%) Visual Studio Team System
10 25 (1.85%) NUnit
11 22 (1.62%) Team Foundation Server
12 17 (1.26%) Bitbucket
13 15 (1.11%) Maven
14 13 (0.96%) Cucumber
14 13 (0.96%) SonarQube
15 12 (0.89%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 11 (0.81%) webpack
17 10 (0.74%) MSBuild
17 10 (0.74%) SoapUI
General
1 391 (28.88%) Finance
2 225 (16.62%) Banking
3 153 (11.30%) Front Office
4 112 (8.27%) Investment Banking
5 37 (2.73%) Public Sector
6 23 (1.70%) Back Office
7 18 (1.33%) Retail
8 14 (1.03%) Marketing
9 11 (0.81%) Financial Institution
10 10 (0.74%) Law
11 9 (0.66%) Multimedia
12 8 (0.59%) Telecoms
13 7 (0.52%) Manufacturing
14 6 (0.44%) Advertising
15 5 (0.37%) Electronics
15 5 (0.37%) Local Government
15 5 (0.37%) Retail Banking
16 3 (0.22%) Aerospace
16 3 (0.22%) Pharmaceutical
16 3 (0.22%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 880 (64.99%) Developer
2 406 (29.99%) .NET Developer
3 282 (20.83%) C# Developer
4 156 (11.52%) Software Engineer
5 144 (10.64%) C# .NET Developer
6 127 (9.38%) React Developer
7 96 (7.09%) Senior Developer
8 89 (6.57%) Full Stack Developer
9 86 (6.35%) Developer/Software Engineer
10 76 (5.61%) Architect
11 67 (4.95%) SQL Developer
12 66 (4.87%) Azure Developer
13 59 (4.36%) .NET Software Engineer
14 52 (3.84%) DevOps Engineer
15 46 (3.40%) Senior .NET Developer
16 45 (3.32%) Angular Developer
16 45 (3.32%) C++ Developer
17 42 (3.10%) Azure Engineer
17 42 (3.10%) Lead Developer
18 37 (2.73%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 429 (31.68%) .NET Core
2 274 (20.24%) React
3 268 (19.79%) AngularJS
4 234 (17.28%) ASP.NET
5 188 (13.88%) Web Services
6 180 (13.29%) .NET Framework
7 155 (11.45%) HTML
8 140 (10.34%) ASP.NET Web API
9 138 (10.19%) REST
10 135 (9.97%) CSS
11 89 (6.57%) HTML5
12 82 (6.06%) React Native
13 78 (5.76%) WPF
14 75 (5.54%) ASP.NET Core
15 74 (5.47%) XML
16 66 (4.87%) JSON
17 60 (4.43%) Node.js
18 55 (4.06%) Entity Framework
19 51 (3.77%) ASP.NET MVC
19 51 (3.77%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 126 (9.31%) Greenfield Project
2 81 (5.98%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 65 (4.80%) Analytical Skills
4 57 (4.21%) Blog
4 57 (4.21%) User Experience
5 55 (4.06%) Derivative
6 51 (3.77%) Fixed Income
7 41 (3.03%) Hedge funds
8 37 (2.73%) Self-Motivation
9 33 (2.44%) Cloud Native
10 29 (2.14%) Algorithms
10 29 (2.14%) Enterprise Software
11 28 (2.07%) Data Structures
12 22 (1.62%) Public Cloud
13 19 (1.40%) Equities
13 19 (1.40%) Mobile App
14 15 (1.11%) N-Tier
15 13 (0.96%) Grid Computing
16 12 (0.89%) Credit Risk
16 12 (0.89%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 114 (8.42%) Windows
2 76 (5.61%) Linux
3 26 (1.92%) Apple iOS
4 22 (1.62%) Android
4 22 (1.62%) Unix
5 12 (0.89%) Windows Server
6 9 (0.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 8 (0.59%) Mac OS X
8 5 (0.37%) CentOS
9 3 (0.22%) VMS
9 3 (0.22%) Windows 10
10 2 (0.15%) AIX
10 2 (0.15%) Windows Server 2012
11 1 (0.074%) CoreOS
11 1 (0.074%) Solaris
11 1 (0.074%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.074%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 540 (39.88%) Agile Software Development
2 324 (23.93%) DevOps
3 309 (22.82%) Microservices
4 293 (21.64%) Software Engineering
5 250 (18.46%) TDD
6 161 (11.89%) Test Automation
7 123 (9.08%) BDD
8 113 (8.35%) Asset Management
9 110 (8.12%) Problem-Solving
10 106 (7.83%) MVC
11 105 (7.75%) Scrum
12 99 (7.31%) Open Source
13 96 (7.09%) Analytics
14 94 (6.94%) Continuous Integration
15 92 (6.79%) Fintech
16 84 (6.20%) Unit Testing
17 82 (6.06%) OO
18 81 (5.98%) SOA
19 78 (5.76%) SDLC
20 74 (5.47%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 882 (65.14%) C#
2 440 (32.50%) SQL
3 367 (27.10%) JavaScript
4 214 (15.81%) Python
5 168 (12.41%) Java
6 114 (8.42%) PowerShell
7 110 (8.12%) C++
8 108 (7.98%) TypeScript
9 81 (5.98%) T-SQL
10 36 (2.66%) PL/SQL
10 36 (2.66%) VB.NET
11 35 (2.58%) Kotlin
12 23 (1.70%) VB
13 22 (1.62%) Go
14 20 (1.48%) Shell Script
15 19 (1.40%) PHP
16 18 (1.33%) Bash Shell
16 18 (1.33%) VBA
17 13 (0.96%) C
18 12 (0.89%) Perl
Qualifications
1 59 (4.36%) Degree
2 46 (3.40%) Security Cleared
3 37 (2.73%) SC Cleared
4 10 (0.74%) Computer Science Degree
5 7 (0.52%) DV Cleared
6 6 (0.44%) BPSS Clearance
6 6 (0.44%) ISTQB
7 5 (0.37%) AWS Certification
7 5 (0.37%) Master's Degree
8 4 (0.30%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (0.15%) ISEB
9 2 (0.15%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 2 (0.15%) MCP
9 2 (0.15%) MCSA
9 2 (0.15%) MCSE
9 2 (0.15%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 1 (0.074%) CFA
10 1 (0.074%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.074%) Numerate Degree
10 1 (0.074%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 74 (5.47%) QA
2 6 (0.44%) NIST
3 4 (0.30%) PCI DSS
3 4 (0.30%) WCAG
4 2 (0.15%) GDPR
4 2 (0.15%) Government Security Classifications
5 1 (0.074%) COREP
5 1 (0.074%) Dodd-Frank
5 1 (0.074%) FINREP
5 1 (0.074%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 1 (0.074%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.074%) NCSC
5 1 (0.074%) WAI
System Software
1 127 (9.38%) Docker
2 56 (4.14%) Active Directory
3 5 (0.37%) Hyper-V
4 4 (0.30%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (0.22%) LXC
6 2 (0.15%) Xen
7 1 (0.074%) BitLocker
7 1 (0.074%) DFS Replication
7 1 (0.074%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 153 (11.30%) Kubernetes
2 91 (6.72%) Terraform
3 25 (1.85%) Ansible
4 13 (0.96%) Puppet
5 9 (0.66%) Opscode Chef
6 8 (0.59%) Grafana
7 7 (0.52%) Prometheus
8 4 (0.30%) Salt
8 4 (0.30%) Single Sign-On
9 3 (0.22%) MIIS
9 3 (0.22%) Packer
10 2 (0.15%) Nagios
10 2 (0.15%) vCenter Server
10 2 (0.15%) vRealize
11 1 (0.074%) BladeLogic
11 1 (0.074%) Consul
11 1 (0.074%) HP ALM
11 1 (0.074%) Microsoft Clustering
11 1 (0.074%) Nessus
11 1 (0.074%) Nmap
Vendors
1 264 (19.50%) Microsoft
2 115 (8.49%) Oracle
3 28 (2.07%) Google
4 20 (1.48%) MuleSoft
5 16 (1.18%) Databricks
6 14 (1.03%) Apple
6 14 (1.03%) Splunk
7 12 (0.89%) DevExpress
7 12 (0.89%) Salesforce.com
8 11 (0.81%) ION Trading
8 11 (0.81%) SAP
8 11 (0.81%) Telerik
9 10 (0.74%) VMware
9 10 (0.74%) Xamarin
10 9 (0.66%) Sitecore
11 8 (0.59%) Red Hat
12 7 (0.52%) Atlassian
12 7 (0.52%) ServiceNow
12 7 (0.52%) Sybase
12 7 (0.52%) TIBCO