Period
to 24 January 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East 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 24 January 2019 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 > South East
6 months to
24 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 14 29 20
Rank change year-on-year +15 -9 +1
Contract jobs citing .NET 1,352 1,073 1,116
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 8.46% 6.48% 7.25%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 26.22% 22.78% 26.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,036 808 689
South East median daily rate £425 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.33% - +4.17%
10th Percentile £314 £313 £281
90th Percentile £575 £515 £500
England median daily rate £451 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +6.18% +6.25% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 16 19
South East median hourly rate £50.00 £46.69 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.09% +9.86% -10.53%
10th Percentile £23.71 £35.75 £35.50
90th Percentile £58.38 £52.50 £50.50
England median hourly rate £44.50 £45.00 £38.63
% change year-on-year -1.11% +16.50% -3.44%

.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 the South East with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
South East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 5,156 4,711 4,208
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 32.26% 28.44% 27.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,335 2,945 2,523
South East median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +3.90%
10th Percentile £316 £305 £280
90th Percentile £575 £575 £538
England median daily rate £495 £475 £425
% change year-on-year +4.21% +11.76% +1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 62 81 102
South East median hourly rate £42.50 £45.00 £41.64
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.56% +8.07% +4.10%
10th Percentile £26.65 £22.50 £18.22
90th Percentile £53.63 £52.50 £50.00
England median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +3.75% - +6.67%

.NET
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing .NET as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for .NET in the South East

.NET
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 in the South East.

Contractor daily rate trend for .NET in the South East

.NET
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing .NET in the South East over the 6 months to 24 January 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for .NET in the South East

.NET
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 in the South East.

Contractor hourly rate trend for .NET in the South East

.NET
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing .NET in the South East over the 6 months to 24 January 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for .NET in the South East

.NET
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 within the South East region over the 6 months to 24 January 2019. 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 +25 512 £425 +9.68% 280
Surrey +20 286 £500 +17.65% 178
Hampshire +4 272 £425 +13.33% 142
Berkshire +12 241 £438 +12.18% 106
Buckinghamshire +36 167 £450 +24.14% 100
Oxfordshire +16 106 £413 +3.13% 74
Kent 0 101 £425 +21.43% 83
East Sussex -2 85 £413 +17.86% 25
West Sussex +19 81 £413 -0.90% 54
Middlesex +14 14 £500 +25.00% 1
M4 Corridor +3 3 £600 -
Home Counties - 1 - -
.NET
England

For the 6 months to 24 January 2019, 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 South East region with a requirement for .NET.

1 990 (73.22%) C#
2 604 (44.67%) Agile Software Development
3 546 (40.38%) ASP.NET
4 530 (39.20%) JavaScript
5 488 (36.09%) MVC
6 465 (34.39%) SQL Server
7 426 (31.51%) SQL
8 394 (29.14%) AngularJS
9 376 (27.81%) Microsoft Azure
10 375 (27.74%) .NET Framework
11 367 (27.14%) HTML
12 365 (27.00%) CSS
13 342 (25.30%) ASP.NET Web API
14 312 (23.08%) Microsoft
15 273 (20.19%) ASP.NET MVC
16 265 (19.60%) TDD
17 238 (17.60%) Entity Framework
18 229 (16.94%) .NET Core
19 219 (16.20%) Scrum
20 203 (15.01%) jQuery
21 198 (14.64%) Finance
22 197 (14.57%) Continuous Integration
23 196 (14.50%) Test Automation
24 190 (14.05%) Web Services
25 169 (12.50%) Visual Studio
26 164 (12.13%) OO
27 160 (11.83%) Git (software)
28 154 (11.39%) Angular 2
29 143 (10.58%) WCF
30 141 (10.43%) RESTful

.NET
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 72 (5.33%) CMS
2 44 (3.25%) SharePoint
3 38 (2.81%) IIS
4 29 (2.14%) Confluence
5 28 (2.07%) Elasticsearch
6 27 (2.00%) Umbraco
7 25 (1.85%) BizTalk Server
8 18 (1.33%) Sitecore CMS
9 17 (1.26%) EPiServer
10 15 (1.11%) Apache
11 12 (0.89%) JBoss
12 11 (0.81%) Apache Solr
12 11 (0.81%) WebLogic
13 10 (0.74%) Tomcat
14 9 (0.67%) MS Exchange
14 9 (0.67%) nginx
15 8 (0.59%) Apache Spark
16 7 (0.52%) SharePoint 2013
17 6 (0.44%) Exchange Server 2013
17 6 (0.44%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 13 (0.96%) Microsoft Excel
2 12 (0.89%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (0.30%) Chatbot
4 3 (0.22%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (0.15%) Adobe Illustrator
5 2 (0.15%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.15%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.074%) InfoPath
6 1 (0.074%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.074%) NUKE
6 1 (0.074%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 32 (2.37%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.37%) Dynamics AX
3 4 (0.30%) Dynamics NAV
3 4 (0.30%) SAP BPC
3 4 (0.30%) SAP CRM
3 4 (0.30%) SAP Payroll
3 4 (0.30%) SAP S/4HANA
4 3 (0.22%) Oracle EBS R12
5 2 (0.15%) BusinessWorks
5 2 (0.15%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 2 (0.15%) TIBCO iProcess
6 1 (0.074%) Dynamics GP
6 1 (0.074%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
6 1 (0.074%) Sage 200
6 1 (0.074%) Sage BI
6 1 (0.074%) SDL Web 8
6 1 (0.074%) Sonata
Cloud Services
1 376 (27.81%) Microsoft Azure
2 103 (7.62%) Amazon AWS
3 42 (3.11%) Serverless
4 36 (2.66%) SaaS
5 32 (2.37%) Azure Functions
6 27 (2.00%) Office 365
7 26 (1.92%) PaaS
8 18 (1.33%) Dynamics 365
9 15 (1.11%) GitHub
10 11 (0.81%) Azure Active Directory
10 11 (0.81%) Google Cloud Platform
10 11 (0.81%) IaaS
11 9 (0.67%) AWS Lambda
12 8 (0.59%) Cloud Computing
12 8 (0.59%) Google Analytics
13 7 (0.52%) Azure Data Factory
14 5 (0.37%) Akamai
14 5 (0.37%) BlazeMeter
14 5 (0.37%) npm
14 5 (0.37%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 38 (2.81%) HTTP
2 14 (1.04%) Internet
3 11 (0.81%) SSL
3 11 (0.81%) TCP/IP
4 9 (0.67%) Firewall
5 8 (0.59%) DNS
6 7 (0.52%) RFID
7 6 (0.44%) VPN
8 5 (0.37%) Intranet
9 4 (0.30%) IMAP
9 4 (0.30%) SMTP
10 3 (0.22%) LAN
10 3 (0.22%) SMS
11 2 (0.15%) AMQP
11 2 (0.15%) Broadband
11 2 (0.15%) DHCP
11 2 (0.15%) Network Security
11 2 (0.15%) VLAN
12 1 (0.074%) IPsec
12 1 (0.074%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 465 (34.39%) SQL Server
2 52 (3.85%) NoSQL
3 50 (3.70%) MongoDB
4 45 (3.33%) Relational Database
5 38 (2.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 33 (2.44%) Azure SQL Database
7 28 (2.07%) Cosmos DB
8 26 (1.92%) Data Warehouse
9 24 (1.78%) SQL Server 2008
10 22 (1.63%) Apache Cassandra
10 22 (1.63%) Oracle Database
10 22 (1.63%) Oracle Reports
10 22 (1.63%) Redis
11 18 (1.33%) Big Data
11 18 (1.33%) SQL Server 2012
12 16 (1.18%) MySQL
12 16 (1.18%) SQL Server 2016
12 16 (1.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 13 (0.96%) RDBMS
14 10 (0.74%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 169 (12.50%) Visual Studio
2 160 (11.83%) Git (software)
3 114 (8.43%) Visual Studio Team System
4 113 (8.36%) Team Foundation Server
5 81 (5.99%) Selenium
6 73 (5.40%) JIRA
7 67 (4.96%) TeamCity
8 45 (3.33%) Jenkins
9 42 (3.11%) Octopus Deploy
10 27 (2.00%) Cucumber
10 27 (2.00%) Subversion
11 25 (1.85%) WebDriver
12 24 (1.78%) SpecFlow
13 23 (1.70%) JUnit
13 23 (1.70%) MSTest
14 21 (1.55%) NUnit
14 21 (1.55%) Oracle APEX
15 18 (1.33%) Gatling
16 17 (1.26%) Bitbucket
17 16 (1.18%) gulp
General
1 198 (14.64%) Finance
2 29 (2.14%) Retail
3 19 (1.41%) Telecoms
4 17 (1.26%) Automotive
5 13 (0.96%) Banking
6 12 (0.89%) Marketing
7 9 (0.67%) Legal
7 9 (0.67%) Publishing
8 6 (0.44%) Back Office
8 6 (0.44%) Manufacturing
9 5 (0.37%) Advertising
9 5 (0.37%) Aerospace
10 4 (0.30%) Investment Banking
10 4 (0.30%) Law
11 3 (0.22%) Electronics
11 3 (0.22%) Pharmaceutical
12 2 (0.15%) Local Government
13 1 (0.074%) Avionics
13 1 (0.074%) German Language
13 1 (0.074%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 957 (70.78%) Developer
2 569 (42.09%) .NET Developer
3 316 (23.37%) C# Developer
4 220 (16.27%) C# .NET Developer
5 116 (8.58%) Full Stack Developer
6 111 (8.21%) Angular Developer
7 97 (7.17%) Senior Developer
8 94 (6.95%) ASP.NET Developer
9 88 (6.51%) Architect
10 79 (5.84%) Senior .NET Developer
11 69 (5.10%) C# ASP.NET Developer
12 66 (4.88%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
12 66 (4.88%) SQL Developer
13 65 (4.81%) Azure Developer
14 60 (4.44%) Software Developer
15 51 (3.77%) Software Engineer
16 41 (3.03%) JavaScript Developer
17 40 (2.96%) Tester
18 38 (2.81%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
18 38 (2.81%) Senior C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 546 (40.38%) ASP.NET
2 394 (29.14%) AngularJS
3 375 (27.74%) .NET Framework
4 367 (27.14%) HTML
5 365 (27.00%) CSS
6 342 (25.30%) ASP.NET Web API
7 273 (20.19%) ASP.NET MVC
8 238 (17.60%) Entity Framework
9 229 (16.94%) .NET Core
10 203 (15.01%) jQuery
11 190 (14.05%) Web Services
12 154 (11.39%) Angular 2
13 143 (10.58%) WCF
14 141 (10.43%) RESTful
15 131 (9.69%) REST
16 118 (8.73%) HTML5
17 116 (8.58%) XML
18 110 (8.14%) JSON
19 96 (7.10%) SOAP
20 81 (5.99%) React
Miscellaneous
1 67 (4.96%) Greenfield Project
2 37 (2.74%) Enterprise Software
3 35 (2.59%) User Experience
4 34 (2.51%) Self-Motivation
5 33 (2.44%) Analytical Skills
6 29 (2.14%) Fintech
7 22 (1.63%) Algorithms
8 20 (1.48%) Mobile App
9 13 (0.96%) Management Information System
10 12 (0.89%) iPad
11 11 (0.81%) N-Tier
12 9 (0.67%) Data Structures
13 8 (0.59%) Data Centre
13 8 (0.59%) Virtual Team
14 7 (0.52%) Cloud Native
14 7 (0.52%) EPoS
15 5 (0.37%) Social Media
16 4 (0.30%) Embedded Systems
16 4 (0.30%) Hybrid Cloud
17 3 (0.22%) Enterprise Cloud
Operating Systems
1 115 (8.51%) Windows
2 43 (3.18%) Linux
3 32 (2.37%) Windows Server
4 28 (2.07%) Unix
5 26 (1.92%) Android
6 16 (1.18%) Apple iOS
7 13 (0.96%) Windows Server 2003
8 11 (0.81%) Windows Server 2012
9 10 (0.74%) Windows Server 2008
10 8 (0.59%) Ubuntu
10 8 (0.59%) Windows 10
11 4 (0.30%) Windows 7
12 1 (0.074%) OpenVMS
12 1 (0.074%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 604 (44.67%) Agile Software Development
2 488 (36.09%) MVC
3 265 (19.60%) TDD
4 219 (16.20%) Scrum
5 197 (14.57%) Continuous Integration
6 196 (14.50%) Test Automation
7 164 (12.13%) OO
8 136 (10.06%) DevOps
9 122 (9.02%) BDD
10 120 (8.88%) Software Engineering
11 117 (8.65%) Microservices
12 106 (7.84%) SOLID
13 104 (7.69%) SDLC
14 101 (7.47%) Web Development
15 87 (6.43%) Unit Testing
16 77 (5.70%) Problem-Solving
17 73 (5.40%) API Development
18 70 (5.18%) E-Commerce
18 70 (5.18%) Front End Development
19 63 (4.66%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 990 (73.22%) C#
2 530 (39.20%) JavaScript
3 426 (31.51%) SQL
4 101 (7.47%) Java
5 84 (6.21%) PowerShell
6 73 (5.40%) T-SQL
7 64 (4.73%) TypeScript
8 51 (3.77%) PL/SQL
9 40 (2.96%) VB.NET
10 34 (2.51%) Python
11 30 (2.22%) C++
12 29 (2.14%) Go
13 21 (1.55%) Scala
14 17 (1.26%) Groovy
15 15 (1.11%) VBScript
16 14 (1.04%) PHP
17 13 (0.96%) F#
17 13 (0.96%) VBA
18 11 (0.81%) Ruby
19 10 (0.74%) VB
Qualifications
1 77 (5.70%) Security Cleared
2 65 (4.81%) SC Cleared
3 52 (3.85%) Degree
4 29 (2.14%) ISTQB
5 28 (2.07%) ISEB
6 20 (1.48%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 15 (1.11%) Microsoft Certification
8 11 (0.81%) MCSE
9 9 (0.67%) TOGAF Certification
10 8 (0.59%) Cisco Certification
11 7 (0.52%) BPSS Clearance
11 7 (0.52%) Computer Science Degree
11 7 (0.52%) MCITP
11 7 (0.52%) Numerate Degree
12 6 (0.44%) MCP
13 4 (0.30%) CISSP
13 4 (0.30%) DV Cleared
14 3 (0.22%) SSCP
15 2 (0.15%) PMI Certification
15 2 (0.15%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (2.51%) QA
2 7 (0.52%) SLA
3 5 (0.37%) PMO
4 3 (0.22%) 21 CFR Part 11
4 3 (0.22%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.15%) GDPR
5 2 (0.15%) WCAG
6 1 (0.074%) HL7
6 1 (0.074%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.074%) JSP 440
6 1 (0.074%) MiFID
6 1 (0.074%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 113 (8.36%) Docker
2 24 (1.78%) Active Directory
3 8 (0.59%) Virtual Machines
3 8 (0.59%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (0.44%) Hyper-V
5 3 (0.22%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (0.15%) Firmware
7 1 (0.074%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.074%) Terminal Services
7 1 (0.074%) Xen
Systems Management
1 62 (4.59%) Kubernetes
2 19 (1.41%) Puppet
3 11 (0.81%) Ansible
3 11 (0.81%) HP ALM
4 10 (0.74%) Kibana
5 8 (0.59%) Grafana
6 5 (0.37%) Opscode Chef
7 4 (0.30%) Single Sign-On
8 3 (0.22%) SCCM
8 3 (0.22%) SCOM
9 2 (0.15%) Terraform
10 1 (0.074%) Failover Clustering
10 1 (0.074%) Microsoft Clustering
10 1 (0.074%) Microsoft Intune
10 1 (0.074%) Nagios
10 1 (0.074%) NetIQ Identity Manager
10 1 (0.074%) Packer
10 1 (0.074%) Prometheus
10 1 (0.074%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 1 (0.074%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 312 (23.08%) Microsoft
2 104 (7.69%) Oracle
3 43 (3.18%) Sitecore
4 27 (2.00%) VMware
5 23 (1.70%) Xamarin
6 21 (1.55%) Google
7 20 (1.48%) Atlassian
8 18 (1.33%) Salesforce.com
9 16 (1.18%) Cisco
10 13 (0.96%) Telerik
11 12 (0.89%) SAP
12 11 (0.81%) HP
13 10 (0.74%) Citrix
13 10 (0.74%) webMethods
14 7 (0.52%) Tableau
15 6 (0.44%) F5
15 6 (0.44%) IBM
15 6 (0.44%) Rackspace
16 5 (0.37%) BMC
16 5 (0.37%) CA