Period
to 21 April 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 21 April 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
21 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 19 25 24
Rank change year-on-year +6 -1 -9
Contract jobs citing .NET 3,557 2,808 3,225
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 7.70% 7.00% 7.28%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 21.23% 19.94% 22.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,862 2,227 2,508
London median daily rate £500 £465 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.53% +3.33% +5.88%
10th Percentile £350 £325 £306
90th Percentile £650 £633 £625
England median daily rate £438 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +9.38% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 13 4
London median hourly rate £44.67 £47.83 £69.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.62% -30.93% +87.16%
10th Percentile £34.00 £21.86 £27.83
90th Percentile £187.50 £57.50 £100.00
England median hourly rate £45.00 £42.25 £38.50
% change year-on-year +6.51% +9.74% +13.24%

.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 16,757 14,084 14,317
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 36.28% 35.11% 32.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 12,846 10,536 10,748
London median daily rate £500 £475 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +2.70% +6.83%
10th Percentile £363 £325 £313
90th Percentile £650 £638 £631
England median daily rate £475 £440 £425
% change year-on-year +7.95% +3.53% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 127 88 70
London median hourly rate £41.41 £45.00 £39.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.98% +14.65% +30.83%
10th Percentile £20.75 £20.12 £18.77
90th Percentile £61.50 £57.50 £57.75
England median hourly rate £41.00 £41.00 £38.75
% change year-on-year - +5.81% +10.71%

.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 21 April 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 21 April 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 21 April 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 +1 844 £475 +5.56% 269
West London -8 140 £450 +12.50% 170
South London -40 77 £365 -2.67% 43
East London -16 40 £525 +16.67% 32
North London -11 12 £413 -2.94% 8
.NET
England

For the 6 months to 21 April 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 2,701 (75.93%) C#
2 1,644 (46.22%) Agile Software Development
3 1,358 (38.18%) SQL
4 1,326 (37.28%) SQL Server
5 1,154 (32.44%) JavaScript
6 1,106 (31.09%) ASP.NET
7 1,089 (30.62%) Finance
8 1,009 (28.37%) MVC
9 963 (27.07%) TDD
10 849 (23.87%) Microsoft Azure
11 820 (23.05%) AngularJS
12 792 (22.27%) Microsoft
13 756 (21.25%) HTML
14 621 (17.46%) ASP.NET Web API
15 612 (17.21%) CSS
16 581 (16.33%) Banking
17 559 (15.72%) .NET Framework
18 536 (15.07%) ASP.NET MVC
19 465 (13.07%) BDD
20 454 (12.76%) Scrum
21 453 (12.74%) DevOps
22 442 (12.43%) Java
23 433 (12.17%) WCF
24 421 (11.84%) Continuous Integration
25 398 (11.19%) Amazon AWS
26 382 (10.74%) Microservices
27 372 (10.46%) Windows
28 369 (10.37%) Git (software)
29 368 (10.35%) OO
30 364 (10.23%) Web Services

.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
1 141 (3.96%) Elasticsearch
2 136 (3.82%) CMS
3 109 (3.06%) IIS
4 94 (2.64%) SharePoint
5 81 (2.28%) NServiceBus
6 51 (1.43%) Confluence
7 50 (1.41%) EPiServer
7 50 (1.41%) Sitecore CMS
8 45 (1.27%) Umbraco
9 36 (1.01%) BizTalk Server
10 33 (0.93%) Apache
11 30 (0.84%) WebSphere
12 18 (0.51%) Tomcat
13 16 (0.45%) SharePoint 2013
14 15 (0.42%) Adobe Experience Manager
14 15 (0.42%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 14 (0.39%) Apache Spark
15 14 (0.39%) SharePoint 2010
16 12 (0.34%) Hyperledger
16 12 (0.34%) OpenStack
Applications
1 133 (3.74%) Microsoft Excel
2 36 (1.01%) Microsoft Office
3 16 (0.45%) Photoshop
4 14 (0.39%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 13 (0.37%) MS Visio
6 7 (0.20%) Spreadsheet
7 6 (0.17%) Microsoft Project
8 5 (0.14%) InfoPath
9 3 (0.084%) Blender
9 3 (0.084%) Chatbot
9 3 (0.084%) Maya
10 2 (0.056%) HipChat
10 2 (0.056%) InDesign
11 1 (0.028%) Acrobat
11 1 (0.028%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 1 (0.028%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 114 (3.20%) Dynamics CRM
2 16 (0.45%) thinkFolio
3 13 (0.37%) Eagle PACE
3 13 (0.37%) Front Arena
4 11 (0.31%) Elite 3E
5 8 (0.22%) Markit EDM
6 7 (0.20%) Dynamics AX
6 7 (0.20%) Endur
6 7 (0.20%) SimCorp Dimension
7 6 (0.17%) NetSuite
8 5 (0.14%) Bloomberg AIM
8 5 (0.14%) SAP S/4HANA
9 3 (0.084%) BusinessWorks
9 3 (0.084%) Infor M3
9 3 (0.084%) ION MarketView
9 3 (0.084%) Magento
9 3 (0.084%) Payment Gateway
10 2 (0.056%) Movex
10 2 (0.056%) Pivotal CRM
10 2 (0.056%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 849 (23.87%) Microsoft Azure
2 398 (11.19%) Amazon AWS
3 78 (2.19%) Serverless
4 77 (2.16%) GitHub
5 68 (1.91%) Cloud Computing
6 58 (1.63%) PaaS
7 44 (1.24%) Dynamics 365
8 35 (0.98%) Google Cloud Platform
9 28 (0.79%) SaaS
10 26 (0.73%) Office 365
11 25 (0.70%) Amazon EC2
11 25 (0.70%) AWS Lambda
12 23 (0.65%) npm
13 21 (0.59%) IaaS
14 18 (0.51%) AWS CloudFormation
14 18 (0.51%) NuGet
15 15 (0.42%) Amazon S3
15 15 (0.42%) Google Analytics
16 14 (0.39%) Algolia
16 14 (0.39%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 48 (1.35%) HTTP
2 30 (0.84%) Internet
3 24 (0.67%) DNS
4 19 (0.53%) FTP
5 17 (0.48%) SSL
6 15 (0.42%) Firewall
6 15 (0.42%) TCP/IP
7 14 (0.39%) DKIM
7 14 (0.39%) DMARC
8 11 (0.31%) SMS
9 10 (0.28%) AMQP
9 10 (0.28%) Intranet
10 6 (0.17%) NetScaler
10 6 (0.17%) Skype
11 5 (0.14%) HTTPS
11 5 (0.14%) SAN
11 5 (0.14%) WAN
12 4 (0.11%) LAN
12 4 (0.11%) SMTP
13 3 (0.084%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,326 (37.28%) SQL Server
2 210 (5.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 209 (5.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 187 (5.26%) NoSQL
5 163 (4.58%) SQL Server 2012
6 133 (3.74%) Relational Database
7 130 (3.65%) SQL Server 2016
8 116 (3.26%) Data Warehouse
9 114 (3.20%) MongoDB
10 106 (2.98%) SQL Server 2014
11 99 (2.78%) SQL Server 2008
12 80 (2.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 64 (1.80%) Oracle Database
14 63 (1.77%) MySQL
15 62 (1.74%) Big Data
16 57 (1.60%) Power BI
17 55 (1.55%) Blockchain
18 54 (1.52%) PostgreSQL
19 36 (1.01%) SQL Server 2005
20 34 (0.96%) Data Lake
Development Applications
1 369 (10.37%) Git (software)
2 340 (9.56%) TeamCity
3 270 (7.59%) Visual Studio
4 261 (7.34%) Team Foundation Server
5 230 (6.47%) Octopus Deploy
6 186 (5.23%) NUnit
7 161 (4.53%) JIRA
7 161 (4.53%) Selenium
8 144 (4.05%) SpecFlow
9 142 (3.99%) Jenkins
10 136 (3.82%) Visual Studio Team System
11 82 (2.31%) Subversion
12 59 (1.66%) MSBuild
13 50 (1.41%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 49 (1.38%) MSTest
15 48 (1.35%) Cucumber
16 47 (1.32%) Moq
17 42 (1.18%) Jasmine
18 26 (0.73%) ReSharper
19 23 (0.65%) webpack
General
1 1,089 (30.62%) Finance
2 581 (16.33%) Banking
3 287 (8.07%) Front Office
4 203 (5.71%) Investment Banking
5 135 (3.80%) Retail
6 73 (2.05%) Financial Institution
7 72 (2.02%) Law
8 56 (1.57%) Marketing
9 47 (1.32%) Legal
10 44 (1.24%) Advertising
11 43 (1.21%) Back Office
12 31 (0.87%) Games
13 12 (0.34%) Telecoms
14 10 (0.28%) Manufacturing
14 10 (0.28%) Publishing
15 7 (0.20%) Electronics
16 6 (0.17%) Retail Banking
17 5 (0.14%) General Ledger
18 3 (0.084%) Automotive
18 3 (0.084%) Billing
Job Titles
1 2,688 (75.57%) Developer
2 1,351 (37.98%) .NET Developer
3 1,294 (36.38%) C# Developer
4 626 (17.60%) C# .NET Developer
5 393 (11.05%) Senior Developer
6 290 (8.15%) Full Stack Developer
7 288 (8.10%) SQL Developer
8 247 (6.94%) ASP.NET Developer
9 198 (5.57%) Senior .NET Developer
10 195 (5.48%) C# ASP.NET Developer
11 194 (5.45%) Angular Developer
12 183 (5.14%) Senior C# Developer
13 179 (5.03%) Architect
14 178 (5.00%) WPF Developer
15 160 (4.50%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
16 153 (4.30%) C# WPF Developer
17 149 (4.19%) JavaScript Developer
18 124 (3.49%) DevOps Engineer
19 121 (3.40%) Azure Developer
20 115 (3.23%) Agile Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,106 (31.09%) ASP.NET
2 820 (23.05%) AngularJS
3 756 (21.25%) HTML
4 621 (17.46%) ASP.NET Web API
5 612 (17.21%) CSS
6 559 (15.72%) .NET Framework
7 536 (15.07%) ASP.NET MVC
8 433 (12.17%) WCF
9 364 (10.23%) React
9 364 (10.23%) Web Services
10 335 (9.42%) WPF
11 324 (9.11%) HTML5
12 304 (8.55%) jQuery
13 293 (8.24%) REST
14 279 (7.84%) RESTful
15 242 (6.80%) XML
16 239 (6.72%) Entity Framework
17 235 (6.61%) .NET Core
18 215 (6.04%) JSON
19 211 (5.93%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 328 (9.22%) Greenfield Project
2 226 (6.35%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 208 (5.85%) Analytical Skills
4 186 (5.23%) Fintech
5 118 (3.32%) User Experience
6 109 (3.06%) Fixed Income
7 106 (2.98%) Computer Science
8 105 (2.95%) Derivative
9 103 (2.90%) Hedge funds
10 96 (2.70%) Algorithms
11 79 (2.22%) Enterprise Software
12 73 (2.05%) Equities
13 57 (1.60%) Mobile App
14 50 (1.41%) Online Banking
15 49 (1.38%) Self-Motivation
16 42 (1.18%) Data Structures
17 39 (1.10%) Client/Server
18 34 (0.96%) Management Information System
19 33 (0.93%) Market Risk
20 26 (0.73%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 372 (10.46%) Windows
2 119 (3.35%) Windows Server
3 93 (2.61%) Linux
4 56 (1.57%) Android
5 52 (1.46%) Apple iOS
6 45 (1.27%) Unix
7 29 (0.82%) Windows Server 2012
8 15 (0.42%) Windows Server 2008
9 14 (0.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 11 (0.31%) Nucleus RTOS
11 10 (0.28%) Windows 7
12 8 (0.22%) Windows Phone
13 6 (0.17%) Windows 10
14 5 (0.14%) zOS
15 3 (0.084%) Solaris
15 3 (0.084%) Ubuntu
15 3 (0.084%) Windows Embedded Compact
16 2 (0.056%) Mac OS X
17 1 (0.028%) AIX
17 1 (0.028%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,644 (46.22%) Agile Software Development
2 1,009 (28.37%) MVC
3 963 (27.07%) TDD
4 465 (13.07%) BDD
5 454 (12.76%) Scrum
6 453 (12.74%) DevOps
7 421 (11.84%) Continuous Integration
8 382 (10.74%) Microservices
9 368 (10.35%) OO
10 341 (9.59%) Unit Testing
11 321 (9.02%) SOLID
12 309 (8.69%) E-Commerce
13 293 (8.24%) Software Engineering
14 290 (8.15%) Test Automation
15 264 (7.42%) Web Development
16 252 (7.08%) SOA
17 245 (6.89%) Multithreading
18 219 (6.16%) Problem-Solving
19 206 (5.79%) SDLC
20 170 (4.78%) Front End Development
Programming Languages
1 2,701 (75.93%) C#
2 1,358 (38.18%) SQL
3 1,154 (32.44%) JavaScript
4 442 (12.43%) Java
5 282 (7.93%) T-SQL
6 226 (6.35%) PowerShell
7 193 (5.43%) VB.NET
8 171 (4.81%) Python
9 170 (4.78%) C++
10 155 (4.36%) TypeScript
11 120 (3.37%) VBA
12 92 (2.59%) VB
13 75 (2.11%) Ruby
14 59 (1.66%) PL/SQL
15 58 (1.63%) PHP
16 52 (1.46%) R
17 45 (1.27%) C
18 42 (1.18%) Perl
19 33 (0.93%) VBScript
20 32 (0.90%) VB6
Qualifications
1 183 (5.14%) Degree
2 62 (1.74%) Security Cleared
3 50 (1.41%) SC Cleared
4 37 (1.04%) Computer Science Degree
5 21 (0.59%) Microsoft Certification
6 15 (0.42%) TOGAF Certification
7 11 (0.31%) Numerate Degree
8 10 (0.28%) DV Cleared
8 10 (0.28%) ISTQB
9 8 (0.22%) BPSS Clearance
9 8 (0.22%) ISEB
10 7 (0.20%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 7 (0.20%) MCSD
11 5 (0.14%) Master's Degree
11 5 (0.14%) MCP
11 5 (0.14%) PhD
12 4 (0.11%) MCPD
12 4 (0.11%) MCTS
13 3 (0.084%) APMP
13 3 (0.084%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 194 (5.45%) QA
2 33 (0.93%) MiFID
3 31 (0.87%) PCI DSS
4 12 (0.34%) Data Quality
4 12 (0.34%) SLA
5 10 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 10 (0.28%) WCAG
6 9 (0.25%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 8 (0.22%) HL7
8 7 (0.20%) GCP
8 7 (0.20%) GDPR
9 3 (0.084%) PMO
10 2 (0.056%) EMIR
11 1 (0.028%) Dodd-Frank
11 1 (0.028%) HAZOP
11 1 (0.028%) IFRS
11 1 (0.028%) IFRS 9
11 1 (0.028%) SEPA
11 1 (0.028%) Solvency II
11 1 (0.028%) TARGET2
System Software
1 177 (4.98%) Docker
2 84 (2.36%) Active Directory
3 16 (0.45%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (0.25%) Virtual Machines
5 7 (0.20%) Hyper-V
6 6 (0.17%) XenApp
6 6 (0.17%) XenDesktop
7 4 (0.11%) VMware ESXi
7 4 (0.11%) vSphere
7 4 (0.11%) Xen
8 3 (0.084%) vCloud
9 2 (0.056%) OpenAM
9 2 (0.056%) OpenDJ
10 1 (0.028%) DFS Replication
10 1 (0.028%) HDFS
10 1 (0.028%) iptables
10 1 (0.028%) Varnish
10 1 (0.028%) Virtual Desktop
10 1 (0.028%) VirtualBox
10 1 (0.028%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 85 (2.39%) Puppet
2 64 (1.80%) Ansible
3 58 (1.63%) Opscode Chef
4 42 (1.18%) Kubernetes
4 42 (1.18%) Terraform
5 25 (0.70%) Single Sign-On
6 11 (0.31%) Kibana
6 11 (0.31%) Nagios
7 10 (0.28%) BladeLogic
8 9 (0.25%) Control-M
9 8 (0.22%) HP Quality Center
9 8 (0.22%) logstash
10 7 (0.20%) Icinga
10 7 (0.20%) ZABBIX
11 6 (0.17%) Consul
11 6 (0.17%) Rundeck
12 5 (0.14%) Grafana
12 5 (0.14%) SCCM
12 5 (0.14%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
13 4 (0.11%) MOM
Vendors
1 792 (22.27%) Microsoft
2 231 (6.49%) Oracle
3 107 (3.01%) Sitecore
4 54 (1.52%) Google
5 45 (1.27%) Tableau
6 42 (1.18%) TIBCO
7 37 (1.04%) Atlassian
8 34 (0.96%) Apigee
9 32 (0.90%) IBM
9 32 (0.90%) SAP
10 31 (0.87%) MapR
11 27 (0.76%) VMware
12 26 (0.73%) Xamarin
13 25 (0.70%) Sybase
14 24 (0.67%) Adobe
14 24 (0.67%) New Relic
14 24 (0.67%) Telerik
15 20 (0.56%) Red Hat
15 20 (0.56%) SimCorp
16 19 (0.53%) Charles River