Period
to 24 September 2018

The median contractor rate for a .NET Developer was £408 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 24 September 2018.

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
24 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 67 80 73
Rank change year-on-year +13 -7 -16
Contract jobs requiring a .NET Developer 551 453 489
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 3.36% 2.80% 2.83%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.55% 2.96% 3.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 437 364 310
South East median daily rate £408 £363 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.41% +3.57% +2.94%
10th Percentile £311 £300 £281
90th Percentile £515 £438 £462
England median daily rate £425 £388 £351
% change year-on-year +9.68% +10.56% +0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 12 18
South East median hourly rate £35.00 £45.00 £42.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.22% +5.26% +16.33%
10th Percentile £24.85 £41.40 £39.25
90th Percentile £41.25 £46.00 £46.45
England median hourly rate £42.50 £45.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year -5.56% +5.88% +6.25%

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 15,518 15,317 16,320
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.72% 94.72% 94.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,291 9,080 9,816
South East median daily rate £425 £410 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +5.96%
10th Percentile £258 £240 £236
90th Percentile £575 £556 £550
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 676 615 754
South East median hourly rate £19.00 £18.00 £19.61
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.56% -8.21% +12.06%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.50 £10.29
90th Percentile £51.00 £48.75 £48.75
England median hourly rate £18.00 £18.70 £19.00
% change year-on-year -3.74% -1.58% +8.39%

.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 24 September 2018.

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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing .NET Developer in the South East over the 6 months to 24 September 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 24 September 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
Thames Valley +23 173 £414 +6.77% 114
Hampshire -10 108 £388 +19.23% 63
Surrey +1 102 £425 +5.92% 52
Berkshire +20 77 £424 +13.00% 37
Kent +2 73 £425 +23.19% 36
Buckinghamshire +27 57 £413 +6.45% 32
East Sussex +12 52 £350 +3.32% 27
Oxfordshire +13 39 £410 +2.50% 45
West Sussex +5 36 £375 +7.14% 17
Middlesex +9 2 £338 +3.85% 1
M4 Corridor - 1 - -
.NET Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 24 September 2018, .NET Developer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the South East region featuring .NET Developer in the job title.

1 551 (100.00%) .NET
2 482 (87.48%) C#
3 303 (54.99%) Agile Software Development
4 293 (53.18%) ASP.NET
5 275 (49.91%) MVC
6 243 (44.10%) SQL Server
7 240 (43.56%) SQL
7 240 (43.56%) JavaScript
8 229 (41.56%) .NET Framework
9 227 (41.20%) ASP.NET Web API
10 194 (35.21%) AngularJS
11 181 (32.85%) TDD
12 162 (29.40%) Entity Framework
13 161 (29.22%) ASP.NET MVC
14 160 (29.04%) HTML
15 144 (26.13%) Microsoft Azure
16 134 (24.32%) Scrum
17 129 (23.41%) CSS
18 120 (21.78%) jQuery
19 115 (20.87%) Microsoft
20 108 (19.60%) .NET Core
21 90 (16.33%) Web Services
22 75 (13.61%) Finance
23 73 (13.25%) Visual Studio
24 72 (13.07%) Continuous Integration
24 72 (13.07%) Team Foundation Server
25 67 (12.16%) E-Commerce
26 59 (10.71%) BDD
27 58 (10.53%) RESTful
27 58 (10.53%) WCF

.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 50 (9.07%) CMS
2 38 (6.90%) IIS
3 27 (4.90%) Sitecore CMS
4 12 (2.18%) SharePoint
5 10 (1.81%) NServiceBus
6 9 (1.63%) BizTalk Server
7 8 (1.45%) Elasticsearch
7 8 (1.45%) EPiServer
8 7 (1.27%) Apache Solr
9 6 (1.09%) Umbraco
10 3 (0.54%) K2 blackpearl
10 3 (0.54%) Kentico
10 3 (0.54%) Oracle Workflow
10 3 (0.54%) WebLogic
11 2 (0.36%) Apache
11 2 (0.36%) Confluence
11 2 (0.36%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 2 (0.36%) SharePoint 2010
11 2 (0.36%) SharePoint 2013
12 1 (0.18%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 4 (0.73%) Chatbot
2 2 (0.36%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.18%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (0.73%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.36%) Sage 200
2 2 (0.36%) Sage CRM
2 2 (0.36%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 1 (0.18%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 144 (26.13%) Microsoft Azure
2 36 (6.53%) Amazon AWS
3 11 (2.00%) Serverless
4 9 (1.63%) SaaS
5 6 (1.09%) AWS Lambda
5 6 (1.09%) GitHub
6 5 (0.91%) Office 365
6 5 (0.91%) PaaS
7 4 (0.73%) Azure Functions
7 4 (0.73%) Google Cloud Platform
7 4 (0.73%) NuGet
8 3 (0.54%) IaaS
8 3 (0.54%) OpenShift
9 2 (0.36%) Azure Data Factory
9 2 (0.36%) Dynamics 365
10 1 (0.18%) Azure Active Directory
10 1 (0.18%) Google Play
10 1 (0.18%) Twilio
10 1 (0.18%) Veeva
Communications & Networking
1 15 (2.72%) HTTP
2 12 (2.18%) SMTP
3 11 (2.00%) Internet
4 8 (1.45%) DNS
4 8 (1.45%) IMAP
5 2 (0.36%) Intranet
5 2 (0.36%) SMS
6 1 (0.18%) AMQP
6 1 (0.18%) Kerberos
6 1 (0.18%) MQTT
6 1 (0.18%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 243 (44.10%) SQL Server
2 35 (6.35%) Relational Database
3 23 (4.17%) NoSQL
3 23 (4.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 21 (3.81%) SQL Server 2008
5 16 (2.90%) MongoDB
6 15 (2.72%) MySQL
6 15 (2.72%) RDBMS
6 15 (2.72%) Redis
7 11 (2.00%) SQL Server 2016
7 11 (2.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 10 (1.81%) SQL Server 2012
9 8 (1.45%) Apache Cassandra
9 8 (1.45%) Azure SQL Database
9 8 (1.45%) SQL Server 2014
10 7 (1.27%) Oracle Database
11 5 (0.91%) Big Data
11 5 (0.91%) Neo4j
11 5 (0.91%) PostgreSQL
12 4 (0.73%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 73 (13.25%) Visual Studio
2 72 (13.07%) Team Foundation Server
3 53 (9.62%) Git (software)
4 47 (8.53%) TeamCity
5 33 (5.99%) Octopus Deploy
5 33 (5.99%) Visual Studio Team System
6 25 (4.54%) ReSharper
7 17 (3.09%) NUnit
8 13 (2.36%) Jenkins
9 11 (2.00%) Subversion
10 9 (1.63%) JIRA
11 8 (1.45%) Moq
12 7 (1.27%) InstallShield
12 7 (1.27%) Selenium
13 6 (1.09%) Bitbucket
14 5 (0.91%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 5 (0.91%) MSTest
14 5 (0.91%) SonarQube
15 4 (0.73%) VSS/SourceSafe
15 4 (0.73%) WebDriver
General
1 75 (13.61%) Finance
2 8 (1.45%) Banking
2 8 (1.45%) Marketing
2 8 (1.45%) Retail
3 6 (1.09%) Back Office
4 5 (0.91%) Telecoms
5 4 (0.73%) Advertising
6 2 (0.36%) Law
7 1 (0.18%) Billing
7 1 (0.18%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.18%) Legal
7 1 (0.18%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.18%) Multimedia
7 1 (0.18%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 551 (100.00%) .NET
2 293 (53.18%) ASP.NET
3 229 (41.56%) .NET Framework
4 227 (41.20%) ASP.NET Web API
5 194 (35.21%) AngularJS
6 162 (29.40%) Entity Framework
7 161 (29.22%) ASP.NET MVC
8 160 (29.04%) HTML
9 129 (23.41%) CSS
10 120 (21.78%) jQuery
11 108 (19.60%) .NET Core
12 90 (16.33%) Web Services
13 58 (10.53%) RESTful
13 58 (10.53%) WCF
14 51 (9.26%) XML
15 50 (9.07%) LINQ
16 47 (8.53%) REST
17 46 (8.35%) Angular 2
18 35 (6.35%) HTML5
19 30 (5.44%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 47 (8.53%) Greenfield Project
2 20 (3.63%) Enterprise Software
3 13 (2.36%) Analytical Skills
4 12 (2.18%) Computer Science
5 10 (1.81%) Self-Motivation
6 9 (1.63%) User Experience
7 8 (1.45%) Algorithms
8 7 (1.27%) W3C
9 5 (0.91%) Data Structures
9 5 (0.91%) N-Tier
10 4 (0.73%) Fintech
10 4 (0.73%) Hybrid Cloud
10 4 (0.73%) Mobile App
11 3 (0.54%) Public Cloud
12 2 (0.36%) RIA
12 2 (0.36%) Social Network
13 1 (0.18%) iPhone
13 1 (0.18%) NHS
13 1 (0.18%) PMI
13 1 (0.18%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 57 (10.34%) Windows
2 16 (2.90%) Windows Server
3 5 (0.91%) Android
3 5 (0.91%) Apple iOS
3 5 (0.91%) Linux
4 2 (0.36%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.18%) VMS
5 1 (0.18%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 303 (54.99%) Agile Software Development
2 275 (49.91%) MVC
3 181 (32.85%) TDD
4 134 (24.32%) Scrum
5 72 (13.07%) Continuous Integration
6 67 (12.16%) E-Commerce
7 59 (10.71%) BDD
8 55 (9.98%) Web Development
9 54 (9.80%) OO
10 50 (9.07%) Microservices
10 50 (9.07%) Unit Testing
11 43 (7.80%) SOLID
12 40 (7.26%) Problem-Solving
13 39 (7.08%) Test Automation
14 38 (6.90%) API Development
15 36 (6.53%) SOA
16 35 (6.35%) DevOps
17 32 (5.81%) Software Engineering
18 31 (5.63%) Kanban
18 31 (5.63%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 482 (87.48%) C#
2 240 (43.56%) JavaScript
2 240 (43.56%) SQL
3 35 (6.35%) T-SQL
4 34 (6.17%) TypeScript
5 20 (3.63%) VB.NET
6 13 (2.36%) PowerShell
7 12 (2.18%) Java
8 7 (1.27%) R
9 5 (0.91%) C++
9 5 (0.91%) PL/SQL
10 4 (0.73%) C
10 4 (0.73%) F#
10 4 (0.73%) VB
11 3 (0.54%) PHP
11 3 (0.54%) Python
11 3 (0.54%) XAML
12 1 (0.18%) Korn
12 1 (0.18%) Objective-C
12 1 (0.18%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 35 (6.35%) Degree
2 19 (3.45%) Security Cleared
3 16 (2.90%) SC Cleared
4 7 (1.27%) Computer Science Degree
5 5 (0.91%) Numerate Degree
6 4 (0.73%) TOGAF Certification
7 2 (0.36%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (0.18%) CTC Cleared
8 1 (0.18%) Master's Degree
8 1 (0.18%) MCP
8 1 (0.18%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.18%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (0.91%) QA
2 2 (0.36%) GDPR
2 2 (0.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.18%) HL7
3 1 (0.18%) PMO
3 1 (0.18%) SLA
System Software
1 16 (2.90%) Docker
2 4 (0.73%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.18%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 12 (2.18%) Kubernetes
2 7 (1.27%) Ansible
3 5 (0.91%) Single Sign-On
4 4 (0.73%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (0.73%) Puppet
Vendors
1 115 (20.87%) Microsoft
2 40 (7.26%) Oracle
3 32 (5.81%) Sitecore
4 9 (1.63%) SAP
5 5 (0.91%) Atlassian
5 5 (0.91%) Google
5 5 (0.91%) Rackspace
5 5 (0.91%) Remedy
6 4 (0.73%) Anite
6 4 (0.73%) Xamarin
7 3 (0.54%) DevExpress
7 3 (0.54%) Facebook
7 3 (0.54%) Sage
7 3 (0.54%) Salesforce.com
8 2 (0.36%) Infragistics
8 2 (0.36%) Micro Focus
8 2 (0.36%) Sybase
8 2 (0.36%) Tableau
8 2 (0.36%) Telerik
8 2 (0.36%) Twitter