Period
to 22 January 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 January 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 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 20 24 22
Rank change year-on-year +4 -2 -5
Contract jobs citing .NET 3,454 2,801 3,266
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 7.48% 6.80% 7.40%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 20.43% 19.12% 22.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,777 2,176 2,533
London median daily rate £488 £450 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.33% +2.86% +2.94%
10th Percentile £350 £319 £306
90th Percentile £650 £613 £610
England median daily rate £425 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +6.25% +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 4 9
London median hourly rate £47.83 £53.92 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.29% +34.79% +1.27%
10th Percentile £39.61 £35.35 £35.10
90th Percentile £173.63 £93.75 £100.00
England median hourly rate £45.00 £38.98 £40.00
% change year-on-year +15.46% -2.56% +14.29%

.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 16,910 14,648 14,363
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 36.61% 35.56% 32.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 13,095 10,929 10,758
London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £350 £325 £306
90th Percentile £650 £625 £625
England median daily rate £475 £425 £420
% change year-on-year +11.76% +1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 99 76 96
London median hourly rate £32.00 £45.00 £37.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -28.89% +19.21% +7.86%
10th Percentile £20.60 £20.67 £16.44
90th Percentile £47.83 £73.75 £55.00
England median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%

.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 January 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 January 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 January 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 +4 779 £475 +5.56% 299
West London -17 113 £413 +4.76% 154
South London -15 70 £365 -7.59% 41
East London -14 39 £525 +16.67% 45
North London +1 15 £375 -11.76% 22
.NET
England

For the 6 months to 22 January 2018, IT contractor jobs citing .NET also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the London region with a requirement for .NET.

1 2,616 (75.74%) C#
2 1,635 (47.34%) Agile Software Development
3 1,343 (38.88%) SQL Server
4 1,286 (37.23%) SQL
5 1,131 (32.74%) JavaScript
6 1,043 (30.20%) ASP.NET
7 1,037 (30.02%) Finance
8 985 (28.52%) MVC
9 910 (26.35%) TDD
10 833 (24.12%) Microsoft
11 800 (23.16%) HTML
12 795 (23.02%) AngularJS
13 725 (20.99%) Microsoft Azure
14 644 (18.65%) Banking
15 586 (16.97%) ASP.NET Web API
16 575 (16.65%) .NET Framework
17 571 (16.53%) CSS
18 548 (15.87%) ASP.NET MVC
19 531 (15.37%) Scrum
20 500 (14.48%) WCF
21 499 (14.45%) Java
22 474 (13.72%) BDD
23 430 (12.45%) DevOps
24 420 (12.16%) Continuous Integration
25 407 (11.78%) Windows
26 390 (11.29%) Web Services
27 380 (11.00%) WPF
28 371 (10.74%) Amazon AWS
29 364 (10.54%) HTML5
30 356 (10.31%) Git (software)

.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
1 156 (4.52%) CMS
2 139 (4.02%) IIS
3 122 (3.53%) SharePoint
4 118 (3.42%) Elasticsearch
5 69 (2.00%) Confluence
6 61 (1.77%) NServiceBus
7 59 (1.71%) EPiServer
8 53 (1.53%) Apache
9 52 (1.51%) Umbraco
10 46 (1.33%) Sitecore CMS
11 42 (1.22%) WebSphere
12 35 (1.01%) BizTalk Server
13 34 (0.98%) Tomcat
14 25 (0.72%) SharePoint 2013
15 22 (0.64%) OpenStack
16 19 (0.55%) Apache Spark
17 18 (0.52%) JBoss
18 17 (0.49%) Kentico
19 13 (0.38%) nginx
19 13 (0.38%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 169 (4.89%) Microsoft Excel
2 40 (1.16%) Microsoft Office
3 19 (0.55%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 16 (0.46%) MS Visio
5 12 (0.35%) Photoshop
6 7 (0.20%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.087%) Adobe After Effects
7 3 (0.087%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 3 (0.087%) Adobe Premiere
7 3 (0.087%) InVision
8 2 (0.058%) Chatbot
8 2 (0.058%) HipChat
8 2 (0.058%) InfoPath
8 2 (0.058%) Microsoft Project
9 1 (0.029%) Adobe Illustrator
9 1 (0.029%) InDesign
9 1 (0.029%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 119 (3.45%) Dynamics CRM
2 14 (0.41%) Dynamics AX
2 14 (0.41%) Endur
3 11 (0.32%) Payment Gateway
4 10 (0.29%) ION MarketView
5 7 (0.20%) NetSuite
5 7 (0.20%) SunGard GMI
6 5 (0.14%) Adobe Campaign
6 5 (0.14%) RMDS
7 3 (0.087%) IntelliMatch
7 3 (0.087%) MetaTrader
8 2 (0.058%) Infor M3
8 2 (0.058%) Markit EDM
8 2 (0.058%) Movex
8 2 (0.058%) Salerio
9 1 (0.029%) Distributed Ledger
9 1 (0.029%) FINCAD Analytics
9 1 (0.029%) Maximo
9 1 (0.029%) Oracle CRM
9 1 (0.029%) SunGard APT
Cloud Services
1 725 (20.99%) Microsoft Azure
2 371 (10.74%) Amazon AWS
3 74 (2.14%) GitHub
4 55 (1.59%) Dynamics 365
5 50 (1.45%) Office 365
6 47 (1.36%) PaaS
7 41 (1.19%) Serverless
8 36 (1.04%) SaaS
9 28 (0.81%) Amazon EC2
10 25 (0.72%) Cloud Computing
11 23 (0.67%) Google Cloud Platform
12 22 (0.64%) npm
13 17 (0.49%) AWS Lambda
14 16 (0.46%) IaaS
15 12 (0.35%) Google Analytics
16 11 (0.32%) Amazon S3
16 11 (0.32%) OpenShift
17 9 (0.26%) Azure Active Directory
17 9 (0.26%) Route 53
17 9 (0.26%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 52 (1.51%) HTTP
2 31 (0.90%) TCP/IP
3 26 (0.75%) SSL
4 24 (0.69%) Internet
5 23 (0.67%) FTP
6 20 (0.58%) Firewall
6 20 (0.58%) Intranet
7 17 (0.49%) DNS
8 13 (0.38%) WAN
9 12 (0.35%) DHCP
10 11 (0.32%) IPsec
11 9 (0.26%) LAN
12 8 (0.23%) AMQP
12 8 (0.23%) SAN
12 8 (0.23%) VLAN
13 7 (0.20%) SMTP
14 6 (0.17%) SSH
14 6 (0.17%) VPN
15 5 (0.14%) PPP
16 4 (0.12%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,343 (38.88%) SQL Server
2 269 (7.79%) NoSQL
3 216 (6.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 193 (5.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 168 (4.86%) MongoDB
6 155 (4.49%) Relational Database
7 142 (4.11%) SQL Server 2008
8 121 (3.50%) SQL Server 2012
9 101 (2.92%) SQL Server 2016
10 93 (2.69%) Data Warehouse
11 73 (2.11%) SQL Server 2014
12 72 (2.08%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 71 (2.06%) Oracle Database
14 64 (1.85%) Big Data
15 61 (1.77%) MySQL
16 56 (1.62%) PostgreSQL
17 44 (1.27%) Hadoop
18 43 (1.24%) Blockchain
19 40 (1.16%) Power BI
20 39 (1.13%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 356 (10.31%) Git (software)
2 354 (10.25%) TeamCity
3 238 (6.89%) Visual Studio
4 236 (6.83%) Octopus Deploy
5 224 (6.49%) Team Foundation Server
6 178 (5.15%) NUnit
7 177 (5.12%) JIRA
8 141 (4.08%) Selenium
9 128 (3.71%) SpecFlow
10 112 (3.24%) Subversion
11 107 (3.10%) Jenkins
12 78 (2.26%) Visual Studio Team System
13 67 (1.94%) MSTest
14 63 (1.82%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 55 (1.59%) MSBuild
16 54 (1.56%) Moq
17 47 (1.36%) Cucumber
18 43 (1.24%) Maven
19 39 (1.13%) Jasmine
20 29 (0.84%) NuGet
General
1 1,037 (30.02%) Finance
2 644 (18.65%) Banking
3 340 (9.84%) Front Office
4 243 (7.04%) Investment Banking
5 113 (3.27%) Retail
6 75 (2.17%) Law
7 69 (2.00%) Financial Institution
8 67 (1.94%) Marketing
9 66 (1.91%) Back Office
10 49 (1.42%) Legal
11 47 (1.36%) Advertising
12 39 (1.13%) Games
13 15 (0.43%) Telecoms
14 11 (0.32%) Manufacturing
15 8 (0.23%) Automotive
15 8 (0.23%) Pharmaceutical
15 8 (0.23%) Prime Brokerage
15 8 (0.23%) Publishing
16 6 (0.17%) Private Banking
17 5 (0.14%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 2,643 (76.52%) Developer
2 1,298 (37.58%) C# Developer
3 1,239 (35.87%) .NET Developer
4 642 (18.59%) C# .NET Developer
5 349 (10.10%) Senior Developer
6 312 (9.03%) Full Stack Developer
7 293 (8.48%) SQL Developer
8 227 (6.57%) ASP.NET Developer
9 194 (5.62%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 181 (5.24%) WPF Developer
11 180 (5.21%) Senior .NET Developer
12 167 (4.83%) Angular Developer
13 161 (4.66%) Architect
13 161 (4.66%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
14 160 (4.63%) Senior C# Developer
15 155 (4.49%) C# WPF Developer
16 143 (4.14%) JavaScript Developer
17 137 (3.97%) DevOps Engineer
18 136 (3.94%) Agile Developer
19 129 (3.73%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,043 (30.20%) ASP.NET
2 800 (23.16%) HTML
3 795 (23.02%) AngularJS
4 586 (16.97%) ASP.NET Web API
5 575 (16.65%) .NET Framework
6 571 (16.53%) CSS
7 548 (15.87%) ASP.NET MVC
8 500 (14.48%) WCF
9 390 (11.29%) Web Services
10 380 (11.00%) WPF
11 364 (10.54%) HTML5
12 337 (9.76%) React
13 329 (9.53%) jQuery
14 301 (8.71%) RESTful
15 300 (8.69%) REST
16 277 (8.02%) XML
17 264 (7.64%) Entity Framework
18 240 (6.95%) Node.js
19 187 (5.41%) JSON
20 178 (5.15%) .NET Core
Miscellaneous
1 298 (8.63%) Greenfield Project
2 201 (5.82%) Analytical Skills
3 200 (5.79%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 171 (4.95%) Fintech
5 161 (4.66%) Computer Science
6 126 (3.65%) Fixed Income
7 122 (3.53%) Derivative
8 107 (3.10%) Hedge funds
9 104 (3.01%) User Experience
10 93 (2.69%) Algorithms
10 93 (2.69%) Enterprise Software
11 90 (2.61%) Equities
12 83 (2.40%) Mobile App
13 62 (1.80%) Data Structures
14 51 (1.48%) Market Risk
15 45 (1.30%) Credit Risk
16 37 (1.07%) Online Banking
17 30 (0.87%) Public Cloud
18 28 (0.81%) Blog
18 28 (0.81%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 407 (11.78%) Windows
2 147 (4.26%) Linux
3 104 (3.01%) Windows Server
4 73 (2.11%) Unix
5 66 (1.91%) Apple iOS
6 55 (1.59%) Android
7 25 (0.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 24 (0.69%) Windows Server 2012
9 16 (0.46%) Windows Server 2008
10 13 (0.38%) Windows 7
11 9 (0.26%) Windows 10
12 7 (0.20%) CentOS
12 7 (0.20%) Nucleus RTOS
13 6 (0.17%) Windows Mobile
14 5 (0.14%) Ubuntu
14 5 (0.14%) zOS
15 4 (0.12%) Solaris
15 4 (0.12%) VMS
15 4 (0.12%) Windows Phone
16 3 (0.087%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,635 (47.34%) Agile Software Development
2 985 (28.52%) MVC
3 910 (26.35%) TDD
4 531 (15.37%) Scrum
5 474 (13.72%) BDD
6 430 (12.45%) DevOps
7 420 (12.16%) Continuous Integration
8 346 (10.02%) OO
9 296 (8.57%) SOLID
10 295 (8.54%) Test Automation
11 293 (8.48%) Unit Testing
12 270 (7.82%) Microservices
13 268 (7.76%) Software Engineering
14 262 (7.59%) E-Commerce
15 257 (7.44%) Web Development
16 226 (6.54%) SDLC
17 203 (5.88%) SOA
18 181 (5.24%) Front End Development
19 178 (5.15%) Multithreading
20 174 (5.04%) Pair Programming
Programming Languages
1 2,616 (75.74%) C#
2 1,286 (37.23%) SQL
3 1,131 (32.74%) JavaScript
4 499 (14.45%) Java
5 317 (9.18%) T-SQL
6 220 (6.37%) PowerShell
7 187 (5.41%) Python
8 184 (5.33%) C++
9 160 (4.63%) VB.NET
10 142 (4.11%) TypeScript
11 140 (4.05%) VBA
12 84 (2.43%) VB
13 80 (2.32%) PHP
14 62 (1.80%) Ruby
15 61 (1.77%) PL/SQL
16 57 (1.65%) Perl
17 43 (1.24%) C
18 29 (0.84%) Bash Shell
19 27 (0.78%) VBScript
20 25 (0.72%) Scala
Qualifications
1 216 (6.25%) Degree
2 59 (1.71%) Computer Science Degree
3 51 (1.48%) Security Cleared
4 31 (0.90%) Microsoft Certification
4 31 (0.90%) SC Cleared
5 18 (0.52%) ISTQB
6 13 (0.38%) DV Cleared
7 12 (0.35%) ISEB
7 12 (0.35%) Numerate Degree
7 12 (0.35%) PhD
8 8 (0.23%) MCP
9 7 (0.20%) Master's Degree
10 6 (0.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 6 (0.17%) MCPD
11 5 (0.14%) BPSS Clearance
11 5 (0.14%) MCSD
12 4 (0.12%) CCNP
12 4 (0.12%) Cisco Certification
12 4 (0.12%) CISSP
12 4 (0.12%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 187 (5.41%) QA
2 77 (2.23%) MiFID
3 16 (0.46%) PCI DSS
4 14 (0.41%) WCAG
5 11 (0.32%) SLA
6 8 (0.23%) Data Quality
6 8 (0.23%) EMIR
7 7 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 5 (0.14%) GDPR
9 3 (0.087%) Dodd-Frank
9 3 (0.087%) HL7
10 2 (0.058%) PMO
10 2 (0.058%) UCITS
11 1 (0.029%) IFRS
11 1 (0.029%) IFRS 9
11 1 (0.029%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 1 (0.029%) SAS 70
11 1 (0.029%) Solvency II
System Software
1 127 (3.68%) Docker
2 69 (2.00%) Active Directory
3 29 (0.84%) VMware Infrastructure
4 19 (0.55%) Virtual Machines
5 12 (0.35%) Hyper-V
5 12 (0.35%) vCloud
6 9 (0.26%) Xen
7 4 (0.12%) VMware ESXi
7 4 (0.12%) vSphere
8 3 (0.087%) Cronacle
8 3 (0.087%) Gluster
8 3 (0.087%) Virtual Servers
8 3 (0.087%) XenApp
8 3 (0.087%) XenDesktop
9 2 (0.058%) Samba
10 1 (0.029%) HDFS
10 1 (0.029%) Microsoft App-V
10 1 (0.029%) OpenAM
10 1 (0.029%) Shibboleth
10 1 (0.029%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 115 (3.33%) Puppet
2 95 (2.75%) Ansible
3 86 (2.49%) Opscode Chef
4 32 (0.93%) Kubernetes
4 32 (0.93%) Terraform
5 24 (0.69%) Nagios
6 12 (0.35%) HP Quality Center
7 9 (0.26%) SCCM
7 9 (0.26%) ZABBIX
8 7 (0.20%) Control-M
8 7 (0.20%) Icinga
8 7 (0.20%) Kibana
9 6 (0.17%) SCOM
10 5 (0.14%) Consul
10 5 (0.14%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 4 (0.12%) HP SiteScope
11 4 (0.12%) logstash
11 4 (0.12%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
11 4 (0.12%) PowerCLI
11 4 (0.12%) WMI
Vendors
1 833 (24.12%) Microsoft
2 272 (7.87%) Oracle
3 121 (3.50%) Sitecore
4 52 (1.51%) Apigee
5 45 (1.30%) Google
6 39 (1.13%) IBM
7 37 (1.07%) Atlassian
8 36 (1.04%) VMware
9 34 (0.98%) Sybase
10 31 (0.90%) DevExpress
10 31 (0.90%) Salesforce.com
11 29 (0.84%) Adobe
12 28 (0.81%) TIBCO
13 27 (0.78%) Splunk
14 25 (0.72%) AppDynamics
14 25 (0.72%) Red Hat
14 25 (0.72%) Tableau
15 23 (0.67%) Citrix
16 21 (0.61%) New Relic
17 20 (0.58%) SAP