Period
to 15 December 2017

The median contractor rate for a .NET Developer was £363 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 15 December 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to 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.

.NET Developer
England > South East
6 months to
15 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 72 74 63
Rank change year-on-year +2 -11 -8
Contract jobs requiring a .NET Developer 500 460 599
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 2.96% 2.82% 3.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.14% 3.01% 3.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 426 299 436
South East median daily rate £363 £355 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.11% +1.43% -
10th Percentile £308 £284 £281
90th Percentile £464 £475 £438
England median daily rate £400 £370 £355
% change year-on-year +8.11% +4.23% +1.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 12 6
South East median hourly rate £45.00 £42.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +29.03%
10th Percentile £44.25 £40.13 £26.13
90th Percentile £46.55 £45.90 £53.84
England median hourly rate £45.00 £40.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +12.50% - +6.67%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
South East
Contract vacancies in the South East with a recognized job title 15912 15294 18320
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.34% 93.78% 95.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 9494 9069 10839
South East median daily rate £420 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +3.23% +6.90%
10th Percentile £240 £225 £233
90th Percentile £575 £555 £531
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 623 776 935
South East median hourly rate £18.00 £18.96 £17.77
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.08% +6.71% +11.06%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.29 £10.00
90th Percentile £49.22 £48.75 £47.50
England median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year +3.89% - +9.09%

.NET Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings that featured .NET Developer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for .NET Developer in the South East

.NET Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing .NET Developer in the South East.

Contractor daily rate trend for .NET Developer in the South East

.NET Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing .NET Developer in the South East over the 6 months to 15 December 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for .NET Developer in the South East

.NET Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing .NET Developer in the South East.

Contractor hourly rate trend for .NET Developer in the South East

.NET Developer
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing .NET Developer within the South East region over the 6 months to 15 December 2017. 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
Thames Valley -11 160 £375 - 50
Kent +5 114 £350 +3.70% 21
Surrey -16 83 £425 +11.84% 29
Hampshire -12 79 £340 -6.85% 38
Berkshire -9 60 £375 - 19
Oxfordshire +12 53 £400 -23.81% 20
Buckinghamshire -27 47 £363 +7.41% 11
East Sussex -3 40 £340 +4.62% 13
West Sussex -19 15 £343 +0.74% 13
Sussex +1 5 £400 +68.42% 2
Middlesex -1 1 £350 - 2
.NET Developer
England

.NET Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 15 December 2017, .NET Developer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South East region featuring .NET Developer in the job title.

1 500 (100.00%) .NET
2 448 (89.60%) C#
3 336 (67.20%) MVC
4 318 (63.60%) SQL Server
5 292 (58.40%) ASP.NET
6 238 (47.60%) Agile Software Development
7 230 (46.00%) ASP.NET Web API
8 221 (44.20%) JavaScript
9 206 (41.20%) HTML
10 205 (41.00%) CSS
11 204 (40.80%) SQL
12 196 (39.20%) TDD
13 178 (35.60%) ASP.NET MVC
14 165 (33.00%) Microsoft
15 160 (32.00%) AngularJS
16 156 (31.20%) Web Services
17 125 (25.00%) .NET Framework
18 110 (22.00%) WCF
19 109 (21.80%) Web Development
20 107 (21.40%) jQuery
20 107 (21.40%) Scrum
21 102 (20.40%) Team Foundation Server
22 100 (20.00%) Oracle
23 94 (18.80%) Microsoft Azure
24 83 (16.60%) Continuous Integration
25 78 (15.60%) VB.NET
26 73 (14.60%) Visual Studio
27 67 (13.40%) Windows
28 63 (12.60%) REST
29 62 (12.40%) Git (software)

.NET Developer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 39 (7.80%) CMS
2 29 (5.80%) IIS
3 27 (5.40%) Sitecore CMS
4 20 (4.00%) SharePoint
5 8 (1.60%) BizTalk Server
6 4 (0.80%) Elasticsearch
7 3 (0.60%) Confluence
7 3 (0.60%) NServiceBus
7 3 (0.60%) Sitefinity
7 3 (0.60%) Umbraco
8 2 (0.40%) EPiServer
8 2 (0.40%) Kentico
8 2 (0.40%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (0.20%) Apache
9 1 (0.20%) Commerce Server
9 1 (0.20%) JBoss
9 1 (0.20%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 2 (0.40%) Fireworks
2 1 (0.20%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 8 (1.60%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (1.00%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 1 (0.20%) BusinessWorks
3 1 (0.20%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 94 (18.80%) Microsoft Azure
2 46 (9.20%) Amazon AWS
3 9 (1.80%) IaaS
3 9 (1.80%) PaaS
4 7 (1.40%) npm
5 6 (1.20%) Amazon EC2
5 6 (1.20%) Amazon ELB
5 6 (1.20%) AWS Lambda
5 6 (1.20%) Serverless
6 5 (1.00%) SaaS
7 4 (0.80%) Dynamics 365
8 3 (0.60%) Office 365
8 3 (0.60%) Yarn
9 2 (0.40%) GitHub
10 1 (0.20%) Azure Active Directory
10 1 (0.20%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 8 (1.60%) SMTP
2 4 (0.80%) Internet
3 3 (0.60%) Intranet
3 3 (0.60%) SMS
4 2 (0.40%) Broadband
4 2 (0.40%) Network Security
4 2 (0.40%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.20%) AMQP
5 1 (0.20%) DNS
5 1 (0.20%) Extranet
5 1 (0.20%) FTP
5 1 (0.20%) IGMP
5 1 (0.20%) IMAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 318 (63.60%) SQL Server
2 28 (5.60%) SQL Server 2012
3 27 (5.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 21 (4.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 14 (2.80%) Relational Database
6 12 (2.40%) SQL Server 2008
7 11 (2.20%) NoSQL
8 10 (2.00%) Azure SQL Database
9 8 (1.60%) Data Warehouse
10 6 (1.20%) Amazon RDS
10 6 (1.20%) Oracle Database
10 6 (1.20%) RDBMS
10 6 (1.20%) Redis
11 5 (1.00%) MongoDB
12 4 (0.80%) InterSystems Cache
12 4 (0.80%) OLAP
12 4 (0.80%) OLAP Cube
12 4 (0.80%) SQL Server 2005
12 4 (0.80%) SQL Server 2014
13 3 (0.60%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 102 (20.40%) Team Foundation Server
2 73 (14.60%) Visual Studio
3 62 (12.40%) Git (software)
4 44 (8.80%) NUnit
5 30 (6.00%) ReSharper
6 26 (5.20%) Moq
7 20 (4.00%) MSBuild
8 16 (3.20%) Selenium
8 16 (3.20%) Visual Studio Team System
9 15 (3.00%) SpecFlow
10 14 (2.80%) NuGet
11 13 (2.60%) TeamCity
12 9 (1.80%) JIRA
13 7 (1.40%) Subversion
14 6 (1.20%) Octopus Deploy
15 5 (1.00%) Bower
15 5 (1.00%) webpack
16 4 (0.80%) gulp
16 4 (0.80%) Jenkins
16 4 (0.80%) MSTest
General
1 53 (10.60%) Finance
2 14 (2.80%) Banking
3 10 (2.00%) Marketing
4 8 (1.60%) Advertising
4 8 (1.60%) Legal
5 5 (1.00%) Financial Institution
6 4 (0.80%) Aerospace
6 4 (0.80%) Automotive
6 4 (0.80%) Investment Banking
6 4 (0.80%) Telecoms
7 3 (0.60%) Back Office
7 3 (0.60%) Publishing
8 2 (0.40%) Pharmaceutical
8 2 (0.40%) Retail
8 2 (0.40%) Spanish Language
9 1 (0.20%) Electronics
9 1 (0.20%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 500 (100.00%) .NET
2 292 (58.40%) ASP.NET
3 230 (46.00%) ASP.NET Web API
4 206 (41.20%) HTML
5 205 (41.00%) CSS
6 178 (35.60%) ASP.NET MVC
7 160 (32.00%) AngularJS
8 156 (31.20%) Web Services
9 125 (25.00%) .NET Framework
10 110 (22.00%) WCF
11 107 (21.40%) jQuery
12 63 (12.60%) REST
13 58 (11.60%) Entity Framework
14 50 (10.00%) XML
15 46 (9.20%) Ajax
16 45 (9.00%) LINQ
17 44 (8.80%) HTML5
18 36 (7.20%) .NET Core
19 35 (7.00%) KnockoutJS
20 33 (6.60%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 58 (11.60%) N-Tier
2 38 (7.60%) Greenfield Project
3 18 (3.60%) Enterprise Software
4 15 (3.00%) Client/Server
5 11 (2.20%) User Experience
6 6 (1.20%) Mobile App
7 5 (1.00%) Analytical Skills
8 4 (0.80%) Computer Science
8 4 (0.80%) Life Science
9 2 (0.40%) Clustering
9 2 (0.40%) Enterprise Cloud
9 2 (0.40%) Graphic Design
9 2 (0.40%) NHS
9 2 (0.40%) RIA
9 2 (0.40%) Spread Betting
9 2 (0.40%) W3C
10 1 (0.20%) Device Driver
10 1 (0.20%) Linux Command Line
10 1 (0.20%) Management Information System
10 1 (0.20%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 67 (13.40%) Windows
2 26 (5.20%) Windows Server
3 6 (1.20%) Linux
3 6 (1.20%) Unix
4 1 (0.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (0.20%) VxWorks
4 1 (0.20%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 336 (67.20%) MVC
2 238 (47.60%) Agile Software Development
3 196 (39.20%) TDD
4 109 (21.80%) Web Development
5 107 (21.40%) Scrum
6 83 (16.60%) Continuous Integration
7 59 (11.80%) SOLID
8 57 (11.40%) Refactoring
9 55 (11.00%) Unit Testing
10 43 (8.60%) MVVM
11 40 (8.00%) BDD
12 36 (7.20%) E-Commerce
12 36 (7.20%) Prototyping
13 31 (6.20%) Change Control
14 29 (5.80%) OOP
15 27 (5.40%) OWASP
15 27 (5.40%) SDLC
16 26 (5.20%) DevOps
16 26 (5.20%) Test Automation
17 25 (5.00%) OO
Programming Languages
1 448 (89.60%) C#
2 221 (44.20%) JavaScript
3 204 (40.80%) SQL
4 78 (15.60%) VB.NET
5 41 (8.20%) T-SQL
6 34 (6.80%) TypeScript
7 7 (1.40%) Java
8 5 (1.00%) C
9 3 (0.60%) C++
9 3 (0.60%) CoffeeScript
9 3 (0.60%) ES6
9 3 (0.60%) PL/SQL
9 3 (0.60%) PowerShell
9 3 (0.60%) XPath
10 2 (0.40%) F#
10 2 (0.40%) PHP
10 2 (0.40%) Python
10 2 (0.40%) Ruby
10 2 (0.40%) VB
10 2 (0.40%) XAML
Qualifications
1 15 (3.00%) Security Cleared
2 11 (2.20%) Degree
3 10 (2.00%) SC Cleared
4 7 (1.40%) ISTQB
5 6 (1.20%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.20%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (0.20%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (1.40%) QA
2 3 (0.60%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.20%) HL7
3 1 (0.20%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 1 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.20%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.20%) PMO
3 1 (0.20%) PSD2
System Software
1 11 (2.20%) Docker
2 8 (1.60%) Active Directory
3 5 (1.00%) Virtual Machines
3 5 (1.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (0.40%) Ansible
1 2 (0.40%) BladeLogic
1 2 (0.40%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.20%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 165 (33.00%) Microsoft
2 100 (20.00%) Oracle
3 30 (6.00%) Sitecore
4 15 (3.00%) Telerik
5 5 (1.00%) Capita
5 5 (1.00%) New Relic
5 5 (1.00%) Salesforce.com
5 5 (1.00%) VMware
6 4 (0.80%) Twitter
7 3 (0.60%) Xamarin
8 2 (0.40%) Blue Prism
8 2 (0.40%) ESRI
9 1 (0.20%) Google
9 1 (0.20%) IBM
9 1 (0.20%) MuleSoft
9 1 (0.20%) QNX
9 1 (0.20%) Red Hat
9 1 (0.20%) SAP
9 1 (0.20%) Sybase
9 1 (0.20%) TIBCO