Period
to 30 March 2020

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 30 March 2020 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
30 Mar 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 21 22 18
Rank change year-on-year +1 -4 +7
Contract jobs citing .NET 1,895 3,353 3,545
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 7.38% 7.81% 7.55%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 19.80% 21.00% 21.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,478 2,823 2,880
Median daily rate £513 £500 £488
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% +2.56% +8.33%
10th Percentile £363 £363 £350
90th Percentile £713 £675 £650
England median daily rate £458 £454 £425
% change year-on-year +0.77% +6.82% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 6 11
Median hourly rate £35.00 £36.25 £47.83
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.45% -24.21% +0.35%
England median hourly rate £35.00 £45.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year -22.22% - +6.51%

.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 9,571 15,968 16,841
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 37.26% 37.21% 35.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,909 11,998 12,961
Median daily rate £525 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £375 £370 £363
90th Percentile £700 £675 £650
England median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +7.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 76 79 123
Median hourly rate £47.83 £36.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +32.86% -4.00% -16.67%
10th Percentile £25.72 £24.11 £20.75
90th Percentile £78.75 £53.75 £56.75
Median hourly rate £36.70 £42.50 £41.41
% change year-on-year -13.65% +2.63% +2.86%

.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 30 March 2020.

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 30 March 2020. 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 +5 392 £500 - 239
West London +6 65 £408 -14.21% 97
South London -1 46 £450 - 30
East London +13 19 £600 +9.09% 50
North London -9 6 £525 +16.67% 9
.NET
England

For the 6 months to 30 March 2020, 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 1,348 (71.13%) C#
2 806 (42.53%) Azure
3 769 (40.58%) Agile Software Development
4 740 (39.05%) SQL
5 615 (32.45%) SQL Server
6 602 (31.77%) JavaScript
7 502 (26.49%) Finance
8 477 (25.17%) AngularJS
9 445 (23.48%) Microsoft
10 424 (22.37%) ASP.NET
11 415 (21.90%) TDD
12 387 (20.42%) HTML
13 380 (20.05%) .NET Core
14 340 (17.94%) Microservices
15 332 (17.52%) MVC
16 315 (16.62%) React
17 300 (15.83%) CSS
18 294 (15.51%) DevOps
19 273 (14.41%) Java
20 259 (13.67%) AWS
21 252 (13.30%) .NET Framework
22 242 (12.77%) Front Office
23 233 (12.30%) Scrum
24 232 (12.24%) Git (software)
25 224 (11.82%) Web Services
26 218 (11.50%) Oracle
27 201 (10.61%) ASP.NET Web API
28 193 (10.18%) Test Automation
29 190 (10.03%) Docker
29 190 (10.03%) Python

.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 68 (3.59%) SharePoint
2 58 (3.06%) IIS
3 56 (2.96%) CMS
4 47 (2.48%) Confluence
5 37 (1.95%) Umbraco
6 28 (1.48%) Elasticsearch
6 28 (1.48%) Sitecore CMS
7 22 (1.16%) Apache
8 21 (1.11%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 20 (1.06%) BizTalk Server
10 18 (0.95%) SAS
11 17 (0.90%) Apache Spark
11 17 (0.90%) Cloud Foundry
12 13 (0.69%) Kentico
13 7 (0.37%) EPiServer
14 6 (0.32%) Apache Solr
14 6 (0.32%) Mendix
14 6 (0.32%) nginx
15 5 (0.26%) DataSynapse
15 5 (0.26%) LiveLink
Applications
1 88 (4.64%) Microsoft Excel
2 19 (1.00%) Microsoft Office
3 5 (0.26%) Chatbot
3 5 (0.26%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 5 (0.26%) MS Visio
3 5 (0.26%) Photoshop
4 4 (0.21%) Adobe Illustrator
4 4 (0.21%) Adobe XD
5 3 (0.16%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.11%) Microsoft Project
7 1 (0.053%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.053%) EngageOne
Business Applications
1 40 (2.11%) Dynamics CRM
2 19 (1.00%) Dynamics AX
3 14 (0.74%) Endur
4 7 (0.37%) Sophis RISQUE
5 5 (0.26%) BusinessWorks
5 5 (0.26%) Elite 3E
6 4 (0.21%) Distributed Ledger
6 4 (0.21%) Magento
6 4 (0.21%) Orchestrade
6 4 (0.21%) Visualfiles
7 3 (0.16%) Payment Gateway
8 2 (0.11%) FINCAD Analytics
8 2 (0.11%) Markit EDM
8 2 (0.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 1 (0.053%) Oracle Assets
9 1 (0.053%) Oracle Payables
9 1 (0.053%) Oracle Receivables
9 1 (0.053%) Remedy ITSM
9 1 (0.053%) Shopify
9 1 (0.053%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 806 (42.53%) Azure
2 259 (13.67%) AWS
3 93 (4.91%) Serverless
4 63 (3.32%) PaaS
5 61 (3.22%) GCP
6 55 (2.90%) Azure Functions
7 54 (2.85%) SaaS
8 50 (2.64%) Power Platform
9 49 (2.59%) Dynamics 365
10 43 (2.27%) GitHub
11 32 (1.69%) Office 365
12 25 (1.32%) AWS Lambda
13 23 (1.21%) Azure Data Factory
14 22 (1.16%) IaaS
15 21 (1.11%) Azure Active Directory
16 18 (0.95%) Cloud Computing
17 17 (0.90%) npm
17 17 (0.90%) OpenShift
18 13 (0.69%) Azure Machine Learning
19 11 (0.58%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 23 (1.21%) Firewall
2 20 (1.06%) HTTP
3 15 (0.79%) RTMP
4 14 (0.74%) Internet
5 13 (0.69%) Network Security
6 10 (0.53%) TCP/IP
7 7 (0.37%) AMQP
8 6 (0.32%) Kerberos
8 6 (0.32%) SSL
8 6 (0.32%) VPN
9 5 (0.26%) WAN
10 4 (0.21%) DMZ
10 4 (0.21%) Wireless
11 3 (0.16%) DHCP
11 3 (0.16%) DNS
11 3 (0.16%) Intranet
11 3 (0.16%) SSH
12 2 (0.11%) MQTT
12 2 (0.11%) Skype
13 1 (0.053%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 615 (32.45%) SQL Server
2 99 (5.22%) NoSQL
3 97 (5.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 96 (5.07%) MongoDB
5 86 (4.54%) MySQL
6 85 (4.49%) Redis
7 84 (4.43%) Azure SQL Database
8 78 (4.12%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 75 (3.96%) Relational Database
10 61 (3.22%) Oracle Database
11 60 (3.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 59 (3.11%) Data Warehouse
13 47 (2.48%) Power BI
14 35 (1.85%) OLAP
15 34 (1.79%) Microsoft Analysis Services
16 33 (1.74%) PostgreSQL
16 33 (1.74%) RDBMS
17 32 (1.69%) Cosmos DB
17 32 (1.69%) Data Lake
18 30 (1.58%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 232 (12.24%) Git (software)
2 171 (9.02%) TeamCity
3 132 (6.97%) Visual Studio
4 131 (6.91%) Team Foundation Server
5 116 (6.12%) Octopus Deploy
6 105 (5.54%) JIRA
7 73 (3.85%) SpecFlow
8 70 (3.69%) Subversion
9 65 (3.43%) Jenkins
10 59 (3.11%) Selenium
11 56 (2.96%) NUnit
12 55 (2.90%) Moq
13 42 (2.22%) Visual Studio Team System
14 30 (1.58%) MSBuild
15 26 (1.37%) Artifactory
16 24 (1.27%) MSTest
17 18 (0.95%) JUnit
18 17 (0.90%) Sonatype Nexus
19 15 (0.79%) Cucumber
19 15 (0.79%) TestCafe
General
1 502 (26.49%) Finance
2 242 (12.77%) Front Office
3 185 (9.76%) Banking
4 66 (3.48%) Public Sector
5 53 (2.80%) Investment Banking
6 40 (2.11%) Retail
7 38 (2.01%) Law
8 35 (1.85%) Back Office
9 32 (1.69%) Marketing
10 20 (1.06%) Publishing
11 16 (0.84%) Legal
12 14 (0.74%) Financial Institution
13 13 (0.69%) Games
14 10 (0.53%) Police
15 9 (0.47%) International Banking
16 6 (0.32%) Local Government
17 5 (0.26%) Manufacturing
17 5 (0.26%) Pharmaceutical
17 5 (0.26%) Telecoms
18 4 (0.21%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 1,283 (67.70%) Developer
2 577 (30.45%) .NET Developer
3 474 (25.01%) C# Developer
4 212 (11.19%) C# .NET Developer
5 149 (7.86%) Senior Developer
6 137 (7.23%) Architect
7 127 (6.70%) Full Stack Developer
8 121 (6.39%) Azure Developer
9 106 (5.59%) SQL Developer
10 96 (5.07%) Angular Developer
11 94 (4.96%) React Developer
12 76 (4.01%) Solutions Architect
13 67 (3.54%) JavaScript Developer
14 66 (3.48%) Senior .NET Developer
14 66 (3.48%) Software Developer
15 62 (3.27%) ASP.NET Developer
16 53 (2.80%) Azure Engineer
17 50 (2.64%) Front Office Developer
18 47 (2.48%) Applications Developer
19 43 (2.27%) DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 477 (25.17%) AngularJS
2 424 (22.37%) ASP.NET
3 387 (20.42%) HTML
4 380 (20.05%) .NET Core
5 315 (16.62%) React
6 300 (15.83%) CSS
7 252 (13.30%) .NET Framework
8 224 (11.82%) Web Services
9 201 (10.61%) ASP.NET Web API
10 166 (8.76%) ASP.NET MVC
11 136 (7.18%) Node.js
12 133 (7.02%) REST
13 116 (6.12%) WPF
14 111 (5.86%) HTML5
15 106 (5.59%) RESTful
16 102 (5.38%) Entity Framework
17 93 (4.91%) jQuery
17 93 (4.91%) WCF
18 81 (4.27%) XML
19 73 (3.85%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 145 (7.65%) Greenfield Project
2 113 (5.96%) Analytical Skills
3 92 (4.85%) User Experience
4 86 (4.54%) Fixed Income
5 83 (4.38%) Hedge funds
6 82 (4.33%) Derivative
7 80 (4.22%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 56 (2.96%) Equities
9 53 (2.80%) Cloud Native
10 42 (2.22%) Enterprise Software
11 26 (1.37%) W3C
12 25 (1.32%) Mobile App
13 21 (1.11%) Algorithms
13 21 (1.11%) Self-Motivation
14 18 (0.95%) Blog
15 17 (0.90%) Management Information System
16 16 (0.84%) Equity Derivative
16 16 (0.84%) Virtual Team
17 15 (0.79%) Public Cloud
18 14 (0.74%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 166 (8.76%) Windows
2 90 (4.75%) Linux
3 34 (1.79%) Android
4 32 (1.69%) Windows Server
5 26 (1.37%) Apple iOS
5 26 (1.37%) Unix
6 19 (1.00%) CentOS
7 10 (0.53%) Windows 10
8 9 (0.47%) CoreOS
8 9 (0.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 5 (0.26%) VMS
9 5 (0.26%) Windows Server 2012
9 5 (0.26%) Windows Server 2016
9 5 (0.26%) Windows XP
10 3 (0.16%) Mac OS
11 2 (0.11%) Windows Server 2008
12 1 (0.053%) Solaris
12 1 (0.053%) Windows 7
12 1 (0.053%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 769 (40.58%) Agile Software Development
2 415 (21.90%) TDD
3 340 (17.94%) Microservices
4 332 (17.52%) MVC
5 294 (15.51%) DevOps
6 233 (12.30%) Scrum
7 193 (10.18%) Test Automation
8 177 (9.34%) BDD
9 172 (9.08%) Software Engineering
10 171 (9.02%) Continuous Integration
11 137 (7.23%) SDLC
12 130 (6.86%) OO
13 123 (6.49%) Problem-Solving
13 123 (6.49%) Unit Testing
14 104 (5.49%) Web Development
15 101 (5.33%) Front End Development
16 98 (5.17%) SOLID
17 96 (5.07%) Analytics
18 95 (5.01%) E-Commerce
19 89 (4.70%) Fintech
Programming Languages
1 1,348 (71.13%) C#
2 740 (39.05%) SQL
3 602 (31.77%) JavaScript
4 273 (14.41%) Java
5 190 (10.03%) Python
6 143 (7.55%) T-SQL
7 133 (7.02%) TypeScript
8 113 (5.96%) PowerShell
9 111 (5.86%) C++
10 108 (5.70%) VB.NET
11 80 (4.22%) VBA
12 46 (2.43%) F#
13 34 (1.79%) VB
14 31 (1.64%) R
15 26 (1.37%) PHP
16 25 (1.32%) PL/SQL
17 19 (1.00%) Ruby
18 18 (0.95%) C
19 16 (0.84%) Go
20 15 (0.79%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 81 (4.27%) Security Cleared
2 78 (4.12%) Degree
3 66 (3.48%) SC Cleared
4 32 (1.69%) Microsoft Certification
5 24 (1.27%) Computer Science Degree
6 16 (0.84%) ISTQB
7 15 (0.79%) Master's Degree
8 10 (0.53%) CCENT
8 10 (0.53%) CCNA
8 10 (0.53%) Cisco Certification
8 10 (0.53%) Network+ Certification
9 9 (0.47%) MCITP
9 9 (0.47%) Numerate Degree
10 8 (0.42%) ISEB
11 7 (0.37%) CISSP
12 6 (0.32%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 6 (0.32%) MCSE
13 5 (0.26%) DV Cleared
13 5 (0.26%) MCTS
14 4 (0.21%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 99 (5.22%) QA
2 26 (1.37%) WCAG
3 12 (0.63%) SLA
4 9 (0.47%) NIST
5 4 (0.21%) MiFID
5 4 (0.21%) PMO
6 3 (0.16%) Data Quality
7 2 (0.11%) EMIR
7 2 (0.11%) GxP
8 1 (0.053%) Basel III
8 1 (0.053%) COBIT
8 1 (0.053%) HL7
8 1 (0.053%) IFRS
8 1 (0.053%) IFRS 9
8 1 (0.053%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 1 (0.053%) PSD2
8 1 (0.053%) Solvency II
System Software
1 190 (10.03%) Docker
2 61 (3.22%) Active Directory
3 16 (0.84%) Virtual Machines
4 9 (0.47%) VMware NSX
5 6 (0.32%) Oracle RAC
6 2 (0.11%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.053%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.053%) IAG
7 1 (0.053%) Postfix
7 1 (0.053%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 162 (8.55%) Kubernetes
2 33 (1.74%) Ansible
2 33 (1.74%) Terraform
3 18 (0.95%) Puppet
4 12 (0.63%) Opscode Chef
5 10 (0.53%) MIIS
5 10 (0.53%) vCenter Server
6 7 (0.37%) SCCM
7 6 (0.32%) SCOM
8 5 (0.26%) Single Sign-On
9 3 (0.16%) Kibana
9 3 (0.16%) Oracle Statspack
9 3 (0.16%) PowerCLI
10 2 (0.11%) Control-M
10 2 (0.11%) FortiGate
10 2 (0.11%) Grafana
10 2 (0.11%) Prometheus
10 2 (0.11%) Salt
11 1 (0.053%) Microsoft Clustering
11 1 (0.053%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
Vendors
1 445 (23.48%) Microsoft
2 218 (11.50%) Oracle
3 49 (2.59%) Sitecore
4 47 (2.48%) Google
5 36 (1.90%) Remedy
6 30 (1.58%) Tableau
7 28 (1.48%) Atlassian
7 28 (1.48%) DevExpress
8 27 (1.42%) SAP
9 26 (1.37%) Cognos
10 25 (1.32%) Xamarin
11 24 (1.27%) OpenLink
12 20 (1.06%) TIBCO
13 19 (1.00%) UiPath
14 16 (0.84%) MicroStrategy
14 16 (0.84%) RedGate
14 16 (0.84%) VMware
15 15 (0.79%) Blue Prism
16 14 (0.74%) Databricks
17 11 (0.58%) Red Hat