Period
to 3 August 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 August 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 Aug 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 27 26 27
Rank change year-on-year -1 +1 -5
Contract jobs citing .NET 2,028 1,151 2,817
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 6.67% 7.36% 6.97%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 18.70% 19.18% 19.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,591 881 2,345
10th Percentile £400 £375 £363
25th Percentile £466 £450 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £588 £525 £500
Median % change year-on-year +11.90% +5.00% -
75th Percentile £687 £638 £600
90th Percentile £750 £750 £675
England median daily rate £500 £475 £455
% change year-on-year +5.26% +4.40% +1.39%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 7
10th Percentile £22.67 " £15.35
25th Percentile £30.60 £23.50 £18.75
Median hourly rate £39.25 £24.00 £22.50
Median % change year-on-year +63.54% +6.67% -46.76%
75th Percentile £46.25 £24.50 £49.75
90th Percentile £49.85 " £55.20
England median hourly rate £43.50 £22.25 £47.60
% change year-on-year +95.51% -53.25% +11.99%

.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 10,847 6,002 14,824
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 35.68% 38.39% 36.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,065 4,451 11,156
10th Percentile £400 £375 £375
25th Percentile £463 £450 £450
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £525 £525
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% - +2.44%
75th Percentile £650 £636 £603
90th Percentile £725 £713 £675
England median daily rate £525 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 35 60
10th Percentile £21.25 £22.90 £13.28
25th Percentile £35.00 £32.00 £33.81
Median hourly rate £49.00 £47.00 £49.57
Median % change year-on-year +4.26% -5.18% +16.62%
75th Percentile £65.00 £63.00 £55.00
90th Percentile £68.86 £67.91 £68.88
England median hourly rate £47.13 £45.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year +4.72% - +8.43%

.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 August 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in London

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing .NET in London over the 6 months to 3 August 2021.

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 3 August 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 -1 244 £613 +22.50% 311
South London +14 10 £500 -4.76% 22
West London -11 6 £545 +45.33% 72
East London -4 5 £465 +3.33% 78
.NET
England

For the 6 months to 3 August 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 1,432 (70.61%) C#
2 908 (44.77%) Azure
3 828 (40.83%) Agile Software Development
4 821 (40.48%) SQL
5 598 (29.49%) .NET Core
6 558 (27.51%) DevOps
7 518 (25.54%) SQL Server
8 514 (25.35%) Finance
9 497 (24.51%) JavaScript
10 415 (20.46%) Banking
10 415 (20.46%) AngularJS
11 401 (19.77%) TDD
12 386 (19.03%) Microservices
13 370 (18.24%) AWS
14 365 (18.00%) Full Stack Development
15 362 (17.85%) .NET Framework
16 360 (17.75%) Microsoft
17 353 (17.41%) Social Skills
18 335 (16.52%) Software Engineering
19 321 (15.83%) Python
20 320 (15.78%) ASP.NET
21 302 (14.89%) React
22 293 (14.45%) Oracle
23 289 (14.25%) Git (software)
24 288 (14.20%) HTML
25 273 (13.46%) Front Office
26 257 (12.67%) Java
27 241 (11.88%) TypeScript
28 237 (11.69%) Kubernetes
29 235 (11.59%) Docker

.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 84 (4.14%) SharePoint
2 64 (3.16%) IIS
3 34 (1.68%) Apache
3 34 (1.68%) BizTalk Server
4 33 (1.63%) Confluence
4 33 (1.63%) Elasticsearch
5 28 (1.38%) CMS
6 20 (0.99%) nginx
6 20 (0.99%) Umbraco
7 19 (0.94%) Oracle Coherence
7 19 (0.94%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 18 (0.89%) Apache Spark
9 15 (0.74%) Apache Airflow
10 13 (0.64%) WebSphere
11 12 (0.59%) Tomcat
12 11 (0.54%) EPiServer
13 10 (0.49%) Sitecore CMS
14 8 (0.39%) Jetty
15 6 (0.30%) Apache Solr
15 6 (0.30%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 38 (1.87%) Microsoft Excel
2 12 (0.59%) Microsoft Office
3 6 (0.30%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 5 (0.25%) Adobe XD
5 3 (0.15%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.099%) Chatbot
6 2 (0.099%) Mingle
6 2 (0.099%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.049%) InfoPath
7 1 (0.049%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 35 (1.73%) Dynamics CRM
2 32 (1.58%) SunGard Martini
3 8 (0.39%) Dynamics AX
4 4 (0.20%) Sentinel
5 2 (0.099%) Dynamics NAV
5 2 (0.099%) Endur
5 2 (0.099%) Shopify
5 2 (0.099%) thinkFolio
5 2 (0.099%) Unit4 Business World
6 1 (0.049%) Markit EDM
6 1 (0.049%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
6 1 (0.049%) SAP Hybris
6 1 (0.049%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
6 1 (0.049%) SystmOne
Cloud Services
1 908 (44.77%) Azure
2 370 (18.24%) AWS
3 226 (11.14%) Serverless
4 120 (5.92%) Azure Functions
5 116 (5.72%) Power Platform
6 103 (5.08%) PaaS
7 100 (4.93%) Azure Cosmos DB
8 96 (4.73%) GCP
9 80 (3.94%) Azure Service Bus
10 78 (3.85%) IaaS
11 64 (3.16%) AWS Lambda
12 59 (2.91%) Azure Logic Apps
13 58 (2.86%) Azure Active Directory
14 49 (2.42%) Dynamics 365
15 48 (2.37%) SaaS
16 44 (2.17%) Azure Storage
17 43 (2.12%) AWS CloudFormation
18 38 (1.87%) Microsoft 365
19 36 (1.78%) PowerApps
20 29 (1.43%) Azure Data Factory
Communications & Networking
1 35 (1.73%) TCP/IP
2 33 (1.63%) HTTP
3 24 (1.18%) Firewall
4 23 (1.13%) DNS
5 20 (0.99%) FTP
6 15 (0.74%) Kerberos
6 15 (0.74%) SMTP
7 12 (0.59%) RTMP
8 11 (0.54%) DHCP
9 10 (0.49%) Intranet
10 8 (0.39%) Network Security
10 8 (0.39%) SSL
11 7 (0.35%) SSH
12 6 (0.30%) Internet
12 6 (0.30%) IPsec
13 5 (0.25%) LAN
14 4 (0.20%) PuTTY
14 4 (0.20%) Telnet
14 4 (0.20%) WAN
14 4 (0.20%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 518 (25.54%) SQL Server
2 104 (5.13%) Azure SQL Database
2 104 (5.13%) NoSQL
3 97 (4.78%) Relational Database
4 86 (4.24%) Power BI
5 75 (3.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 67 (3.30%) MongoDB
7 60 (2.96%) PostgreSQL
8 55 (2.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 51 (2.51%) Oracle Database
10 47 (2.32%) Data Warehouse
11 44 (2.17%) Oracle Database 12c
12 40 (1.97%) Data Lake
13 33 (1.63%) Big Data
14 32 (1.58%) MySQL
15 28 (1.38%) Redis
15 28 (1.38%) Tableau
16 22 (1.08%) Amazon DynamoDB
16 22 (1.08%) SQL Server 2012
16 22 (1.08%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 289 (14.25%) Git (software)
2 171 (8.43%) Visual Studio
3 151 (7.45%) Jenkins
4 137 (6.76%) JIRA
5 132 (6.51%) TeamCity
6 95 (4.68%) Octopus Deploy
7 79 (3.90%) Subversion
8 54 (2.66%) NUnit
9 48 (2.37%) Selenium
10 46 (2.27%) Bitbucket
11 39 (1.92%) Team Foundation Server
11 39 (1.92%) Visual Studio Team System
12 36 (1.78%) SpecFlow
13 33 (1.63%) CppUnit
14 32 (1.58%) Oracle APEX
15 30 (1.48%) Artifactory
16 29 (1.43%) Moq
17 20 (0.99%) Robot Framework
18 18 (0.89%) Jasmine
19 16 (0.79%) Cucumber
General
1 514 (25.35%) Finance
2 415 (20.46%) Banking
3 353 (17.41%) Social Skills
4 273 (13.46%) Front Office
5 210 (10.36%) Investment Banking
6 111 (5.47%) Analytical Skills
7 42 (2.07%) Presentation Skills
8 41 (2.02%) Public Sector
9 34 (1.68%) Back Office
10 29 (1.43%) Marketing
11 20 (0.99%) Retail
12 18 (0.89%) Documentation Skills
13 14 (0.69%) Financial Institution
14 12 (0.59%) Publishing
15 10 (0.49%) Legal
16 9 (0.44%) Retail Banking
17 8 (0.39%) Billing
17 8 (0.39%) Organisational Skills
17 8 (0.39%) Telecoms
18 7 (0.35%) Influencing Skills
Job Titles
1 1,329 (65.53%) Developer
2 553 (27.27%) .NET Developer
3 528 (26.04%) C# Developer
4 217 (10.70%) C# .NET Developer
5 165 (8.14%) Full Stack Developer
6 147 (7.25%) Senior Developer
7 136 (6.71%) Software Engineer
8 130 (6.41%) Azure Developer
9 112 (5.52%) Architect
10 110 (5.42%) React Developer
11 92 (4.54%) SQL Developer
12 86 (4.24%) Angular Developer
13 75 (3.70%) Analyst
14 72 (3.55%) Consultant
14 72 (3.55%) Front Office Developer
15 70 (3.45%) C++ Developer
15 70 (3.45%) Senior .NET Developer
16 67 (3.30%) C# Developer - Investment Banking
17 64 (3.16%) DevOps Engineer
18 60 (2.96%) Developer/Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 598 (29.49%) .NET Core
2 415 (20.46%) AngularJS
3 362 (17.85%) .NET Framework
4 320 (15.78%) ASP.NET
5 302 (14.89%) React
6 288 (14.20%) HTML
7 184 (9.07%) CSS
8 175 (8.63%) Web Services
9 159 (7.84%) ASP.NET Web API
10 156 (7.69%) WPF
11 155 (7.64%) HTML5
12 151 (7.45%) REST
13 118 (5.82%) RESTful
14 104 (5.13%) JSON
15 99 (4.88%) XML
16 96 (4.73%) ASP.NET Core
17 95 (4.68%) Entity Framework
18 91 (4.49%) Node.js
19 79 (3.90%) Kafka
20 77 (3.80%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 152 (7.50%) Greenfield Project
2 134 (6.61%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 112 (5.52%) Fixed Income
4 102 (5.03%) Derivative
5 94 (4.64%) User Experience
6 84 (4.14%) Cloud Native
7 66 (3.25%) Data Structures
8 52 (2.56%) Enterprise Software
9 44 (2.17%) Hedge funds
10 40 (1.97%) Self-Motivation
11 32 (1.58%) Algorithms
12 31 (1.53%) Interest Rate Derivative
13 28 (1.38%) Legacy Systems
14 27 (1.33%) Market Risk
15 24 (1.18%) CMDB
15 24 (1.18%) Data Protection Act
16 23 (1.13%) Legacy Applications
17 22 (1.08%) Equities
17 22 (1.08%) Mobile App
18 20 (0.99%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 189 (9.32%) Windows
2 103 (5.08%) Linux
3 32 (1.58%) Windows Server
4 23 (1.13%) Unix
5 13 (0.64%) Apple iOS
5 13 (0.64%) Windows Server 2016
6 12 (0.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 9 (0.44%) Android
7 9 (0.44%) Windows Server 2012
8 8 (0.39%) Windows Server 2019
9 7 (0.35%) CentOS
10 5 (0.25%) CoreOS
11 4 (0.20%) Mac OS X
11 4 (0.20%) VMS
12 2 (0.099%) Ubuntu
13 1 (0.049%) AIX
13 1 (0.049%) Windows 10
13 1 (0.049%) Windows 7
13 1 (0.049%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 828 (40.83%) Agile Software Development
2 558 (27.51%) DevOps
3 401 (19.77%) TDD
4 386 (19.03%) Microservices
5 365 (18.00%) Full Stack Development
6 335 (16.52%) Software Engineering
7 198 (9.76%) Continuous Integration
8 192 (9.47%) Test Automation
9 188 (9.27%) Scrum
10 160 (7.89%) Unit Testing
11 156 (7.69%) MVC
12 152 (7.50%) Continuous Improvement
13 151 (7.45%) Problem-Solving
14 148 (7.30%) Analytics
14 148 (7.30%) Multithreading
15 143 (7.05%) SDLC
16 132 (6.51%) BDD
17 123 (6.07%) OO
18 115 (5.67%) Migration
19 104 (5.13%) Fintech
Programming Languages
1 1,432 (70.61%) C#
2 821 (40.48%) SQL
3 497 (24.51%) JavaScript
4 321 (15.83%) Python
5 257 (12.67%) Java
6 241 (11.88%) TypeScript
7 191 (9.42%) C++
8 143 (7.05%) PowerShell
9 99 (4.88%) PL/SQL
10 90 (4.44%) T-SQL
11 68 (3.35%) VB.NET
12 41 (2.02%) VBA
13 39 (1.92%) Go
14 31 (1.53%) VB
15 22 (1.08%) ES6
16 20 (0.99%) C
16 20 (0.99%) PHP
17 16 (0.79%) Shell Script
18 15 (0.74%) Ruby
18 15 (0.74%) XAML
Qualifications
1 109 (5.37%) Degree
2 75 (3.70%) Security Cleared
3 55 (2.71%) SC Cleared
4 17 (0.84%) Numerate Degree
5 11 (0.54%) PhD
6 10 (0.49%) AWS Certification
7 7 (0.35%) DV Cleared
7 7 (0.35%) Microsoft Certification
8 5 (0.25%) Computer Science Degree
8 5 (0.25%) ITIL Certification
9 4 (0.20%) BPSS Clearance
9 4 (0.20%) ISTQB
10 2 (0.099%) CISA
10 2 (0.099%) CISSP
10 2 (0.099%) CREST Certified
10 2 (0.099%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 2 (0.099%) MCSE
10 2 (0.099%) Postgraduate
10 2 (0.099%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 1 (0.049%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 88 (4.34%) QA
2 16 (0.79%) Accessibility
3 8 (0.39%) WCAG
4 4 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 27005
5 3 (0.15%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.099%) GDPR
6 2 (0.099%) SLA
7 1 (0.049%) GRC
7 1 (0.049%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.049%) MiFID
System Software
1 235 (11.59%) Docker
2 88 (4.34%) Active Directory
3 6 (0.30%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (0.30%) Xen
4 5 (0.25%) Virtual Desktop
4 5 (0.25%) Virtual Machines
5 4 (0.20%) Virtual Servers
6 3 (0.15%) LXC
7 2 (0.099%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
7 2 (0.099%) Platform Symphony
8 1 (0.049%) BitLocker
8 1 (0.049%) Hyper-V
8 1 (0.049%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 237 (11.69%) Kubernetes
2 118 (5.82%) Terraform
3 84 (4.14%) Ansible
4 42 (2.07%) Prometheus
5 29 (1.43%) Puppet
6 26 (1.28%) Grafana
7 22 (1.08%) BladeLogic
8 19 (0.94%) Opscode Chef
9 17 (0.84%) ITRS Geneos
9 17 (0.84%) MIIS
9 17 (0.84%) ZABBIX
10 13 (0.64%) HP Fortify
11 12 (0.59%) Microsoft Intune
12 10 (0.49%) CA Single Sign-On
13 8 (0.39%) Control-M
14 7 (0.35%) Single Sign-On
15 5 (0.25%) SCOrch
16 4 (0.20%) Nagios
16 4 (0.20%) SCOM
17 3 (0.15%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 360 (17.75%) Microsoft
2 293 (14.45%) Oracle
3 39 (1.92%) Google
3 39 (1.92%) Splunk
4 32 (1.58%) FIS
4 32 (1.58%) SunGard
5 31 (1.53%) Databricks
6 30 (1.48%) MuleSoft
7 24 (1.18%) DevExpress
8 21 (1.04%) New Relic
9 20 (0.99%) ServiceNow
9 20 (0.99%) TIBCO
10 19 (0.94%) IBM
11 17 (0.84%) Sitecore
11 17 (0.84%) Spiceworks
12 16 (0.79%) Salesforce.com
12 16 (0.79%) Telerik
13 14 (0.69%) SAP
13 14 (0.69%) UiPath
14 13 (0.64%) CA