Period
to 22 September 2018

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 22 September 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 > South East
6 months to
22 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 19 29 21
Rank change year-on-year +10 -8 -2
Contract jobs citing .NET 1,303 1,052 1,275
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 7.94% 6.41% 7.30%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 24.22% 23.33% 26.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 970 757 817
South East median daily rate £413 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% - +2.74%
10th Percentile £312 £305 £299
90th Percentile £538 £488 £510
England median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +3.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 25 31
South East median hourly rate £35.00 £45.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.22% +5.88% -
10th Percentile £20.20 £41.25 £16.00
90th Percentile £54.75 £52.50 £46.00
England median hourly rate £43.00 £42.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year +1.18% +6.25% -

.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 5,380 4,510 4,849
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 32.80% 27.49% 27.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,514 2,770 3,075
South East median daily rate £430 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.24% +3.13% +6.67%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £275
90th Percentile £575 £550 £538
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 90 76 128
South East median hourly rate £42.50 £44.25 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.95% +10.63% +14.29%
10th Percentile £14.40 £12.25 £12.25
90th Percentile £55.00 £50.75 £55.50
England median hourly rate £42.00 £40.00 £36.50
% change year-on-year +5.00% +9.59% -1.35%

.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 22 September 2018.

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 22 September 2018.

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 22 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 +19 461 £413 +5.77% 306
Hampshire +2 320 £398 +7.43% 157
Surrey +3 267 £435 +2.35% 106
Berkshire +7 222 £400 - 111
Buckinghamshire +32 137 £425 +13.33% 82
Oxfordshire +24 102 £400 - 113
Kent -2 94 £413 +19.57% 75
West Sussex +7 71 £400 +3.23% 39
East Sussex +2 69 £350 +2.94% 48
Sussex +8 4 - - 1
Middlesex +2 2 £338 -20.63% 1
M4 Corridor - 2 - -
.NET
England

For the 6 months to 22 September 2018, 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.

1 953 (73.14%) C#
2 601 (46.12%) Agile Software Development
3 532 (40.83%) JavaScript
4 521 (39.98%) ASP.NET
5 487 (37.38%) SQL Server
6 466 (35.76%) SQL
7 448 (34.38%) MVC
8 390 (29.93%) HTML
9 372 (28.55%) .NET Framework
10 351 (26.94%) AngularJS
11 348 (26.71%) Microsoft
12 327 (25.10%) ASP.NET Web API
13 324 (24.87%) Microsoft Azure
14 307 (23.56%) CSS
15 256 (19.65%) ASP.NET MVC
16 254 (19.49%) TDD
17 236 (18.11%) Scrum
18 222 (17.04%) jQuery
19 213 (16.35%) Entity Framework
20 202 (15.50%) Web Services
21 175 (13.43%) .NET Core
22 173 (13.28%) Visual Studio
23 164 (12.59%) Test Automation
24 156 (11.97%) Finance
25 153 (11.74%) Team Foundation Server
26 147 (11.28%) Continuous Integration
26 147 (11.28%) Oracle
27 141 (10.82%) Windows
28 137 (10.51%) HTML5
29 132 (10.13%) WCF

.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 95 (7.29%) CMS
2 79 (6.06%) IIS
3 48 (3.68%) SharePoint
4 35 (2.69%) Umbraco
5 32 (2.46%) BizTalk Server
6 31 (2.38%) Apache Solr
6 31 (2.38%) Sitecore CMS
7 21 (1.61%) Elasticsearch
8 20 (1.53%) EPiServer
9 17 (1.30%) Apache
10 16 (1.23%) Confluence
11 14 (1.07%) SharePoint 2010
12 13 (1.00%) NServiceBus
13 12 (0.92%) Apache Spark
14 9 (0.69%) MS Exchange
14 9 (0.69%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 9 (0.69%) WordPress
15 8 (0.61%) OpenStack
16 7 (0.54%) WebSphere
17 6 (0.46%) WebLogic
Applications
1 20 (1.53%) Microsoft Office
2 18 (1.38%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (0.31%) Chatbot
3 4 (0.31%) NUKE
3 4 (0.31%) SOLIDWORKS
4 3 (0.23%) Photoshop
5 2 (0.15%) Adobe Illustrator
5 2 (0.15%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 31 (2.38%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.38%) Oracle EBS
3 4 (0.31%) Sage 200
4 3 (0.23%) Sage CRM
5 2 (0.15%) Magento
5 2 (0.15%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 2 (0.15%) SAP Hybris
6 1 (0.077%) NetSuite
6 1 (0.077%) Sage BI
6 1 (0.077%) SAP R/3
6 1 (0.077%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 324 (24.87%) Microsoft Azure
2 90 (6.91%) Amazon AWS
3 45 (3.45%) SaaS
4 39 (2.99%) Serverless
5 28 (2.15%) Azure Functions
6 23 (1.77%) Dynamics 365
6 23 (1.77%) PaaS
7 20 (1.53%) Office 365
8 16 (1.23%) Google Cloud Platform
9 13 (1.00%) GitHub
10 11 (0.84%) Azure Data Factory
11 10 (0.77%) Azure Active Directory
12 9 (0.69%) IaaS
13 7 (0.54%) AWS Lambda
14 6 (0.46%) NuGet
15 5 (0.38%) Azure Machine Learning
16 4 (0.31%) Adobe Creative Cloud
16 4 (0.31%) BrowserStack
16 4 (0.31%) OpenShift
17 3 (0.23%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
Communications & Networking
1 39 (2.99%) HTTP
2 26 (2.00%) Internet
3 14 (1.07%) SMTP
4 12 (0.92%) DNS
5 10 (0.77%) IMAP
5 10 (0.77%) PuTTY
5 10 (0.77%) WinSCP
6 8 (0.61%) TCP/IP
7 7 (0.54%) Firewall
8 6 (0.46%) LAN
8 6 (0.46%) SSL
9 5 (0.38%) Intranet
9 5 (0.38%) Wireless
10 4 (0.31%) SAN
11 3 (0.23%) Skype
11 3 (0.23%) SMS
11 3 (0.23%) VPN
12 2 (0.15%) PBX
12 2 (0.15%) VLAN
12 2 (0.15%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 487 (37.38%) SQL Server
2 60 (4.60%) Relational Database
3 58 (4.45%) NoSQL
4 57 (4.37%) MongoDB
5 46 (3.53%) SQL Server 2008
5 46 (3.53%) SQL Server 2012
5 46 (3.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 39 (2.99%) Oracle Database
7 32 (2.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 29 (2.23%) Azure SQL Database
8 29 (2.23%) SQL Server 2016
9 28 (2.15%) Apache Cassandra
9 28 (2.15%) Redis
10 26 (2.00%) RDBMS
11 25 (1.92%) MySQL
12 21 (1.61%) Cosmos DB
13 20 (1.53%) Big Data
13 20 (1.53%) Oracle Database 11g
13 20 (1.53%) Oracle Reports
14 19 (1.46%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 173 (13.28%) Visual Studio
2 153 (11.74%) Team Foundation Server
3 105 (8.06%) Git (software)
4 81 (6.22%) Visual Studio Team System
5 76 (5.83%) Selenium
6 69 (5.30%) TeamCity
7 56 (4.30%) Octopus Deploy
8 45 (3.45%) SpecFlow
9 38 (2.92%) JIRA
10 32 (2.46%) Jenkins
11 27 (2.07%) Oracle APEX
12 26 (2.00%) ReSharper
12 26 (2.00%) SoapUI
13 25 (1.92%) NUnit
14 22 (1.69%) Subversion
15 20 (1.53%) HP UFT
16 17 (1.30%) gulp
16 17 (1.30%) LoadRunner
17 16 (1.23%) MSTest
18 15 (1.15%) TestNG
General
1 156 (11.97%) Finance
2 17 (1.30%) Banking
2 17 (1.30%) Retail
3 15 (1.15%) Advertising
4 14 (1.07%) Back Office
4 14 (1.07%) Marketing
5 13 (1.00%) Telecoms
6 7 (0.54%) Legal
7 6 (0.46%) Automotive
8 5 (0.38%) Manufacturing
9 4 (0.31%) Law
9 4 (0.31%) Publishing
10 3 (0.23%) Electronics
10 3 (0.23%) Local Government
11 2 (0.15%) Financial Institution
11 2 (0.15%) Games
12 1 (0.077%) Avionics
12 1 (0.077%) Billing
12 1 (0.077%) German Language
12 1 (0.077%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 922 (70.76%) Developer
2 547 (41.98%) .NET Developer
3 268 (20.57%) C# Developer
4 206 (15.81%) C# .NET Developer
5 119 (9.13%) Full Stack Developer
6 117 (8.98%) ASP.NET Developer
7 88 (6.75%) Senior Developer
8 86 (6.60%) Angular Developer
8 86 (6.60%) Architect
9 84 (6.45%) SQL Developer
10 79 (6.06%) C# ASP.NET Developer
11 74 (5.68%) Senior .NET Developer
12 61 (4.68%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
13 57 (4.37%) Software Developer
14 54 (4.14%) Web Developer
15 52 (3.99%) JavaScript Developer
16 48 (3.68%) Analyst
16 48 (3.68%) Solutions Architect
17 47 (3.61%) Software Engineer
18 38 (2.92%) Azure Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 521 (39.98%) ASP.NET
2 390 (29.93%) HTML
3 372 (28.55%) .NET Framework
4 351 (26.94%) AngularJS
5 327 (25.10%) ASP.NET Web API
6 307 (23.56%) CSS
7 256 (19.65%) ASP.NET MVC
8 222 (17.04%) jQuery
9 213 (16.35%) Entity Framework
10 202 (15.50%) Web Services
11 175 (13.43%) .NET Core
12 137 (10.51%) HTML5
13 132 (10.13%) WCF
14 129 (9.90%) XML
15 124 (9.52%) REST
16 120 (9.21%) RESTful
17 96 (7.37%) Angular 2
18 82 (6.29%) Twitter Bootstrap
19 81 (6.22%) JSON
20 70 (5.37%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 79 (6.06%) Greenfield Project
2 50 (3.84%) User Experience
3 48 (3.68%) Computer Science
4 42 (3.22%) Analytical Skills
5 37 (2.84%) Enterprise Software
6 25 (1.92%) Self-Motivation
7 24 (1.84%) Algorithms
8 23 (1.77%) Fintech
8 23 (1.77%) Mobile App
9 12 (0.92%) Data Structures
10 11 (0.84%) N-Tier
11 9 (0.69%) Management Information System
11 9 (0.69%) W3C
12 6 (0.46%) Robotics
13 5 (0.38%) NHS
13 5 (0.38%) PKI
13 5 (0.38%) Virtual Team
14 4 (0.31%) Hybrid Cloud
14 4 (0.31%) Public Cloud
15 3 (0.23%) Raspberry Pi
Operating Systems
1 141 (10.82%) Windows
2 43 (3.30%) Linux
3 40 (3.07%) Windows Server
4 24 (1.84%) Android
5 20 (1.53%) Windows Server 2012
6 19 (1.46%) Apple iOS
7 14 (1.07%) Windows Server 2008
8 13 (1.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 11 (0.84%) Windows 10
10 10 (0.77%) Windows Server 2003
11 9 (0.69%) Unix
11 9 (0.69%) Windows 7
12 3 (0.23%) Ubuntu
13 1 (0.077%) Solaris
13 1 (0.077%) VMS
13 1 (0.077%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 601 (46.12%) Agile Software Development
2 448 (34.38%) MVC
3 254 (19.49%) TDD
4 236 (18.11%) Scrum
5 164 (12.59%) Test Automation
6 147 (11.28%) Continuous Integration
7 129 (9.90%) Microservices
8 115 (8.83%) E-Commerce
9 112 (8.60%) Web Development
10 111 (8.52%) OO
11 108 (8.29%) BDD
12 95 (7.29%) DevOps
12 95 (7.29%) Software Engineering
13 85 (6.52%) Unit Testing
14 83 (6.37%) Problem-Solving
15 73 (5.60%) SOA
16 72 (5.53%) SDLC
17 68 (5.22%) SOLID
18 67 (5.14%) Kanban
19 60 (4.60%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 953 (73.14%) C#
2 532 (40.83%) JavaScript
3 466 (35.76%) SQL
4 120 (9.21%) Java
5 74 (5.68%) T-SQL
6 56 (4.30%) TypeScript
7 51 (3.91%) PowerShell
8 45 (3.45%) PL/SQL
9 43 (3.30%) VB.NET
10 40 (3.07%) C++
11 34 (2.61%) Python
12 24 (1.84%) C
13 23 (1.77%) Go
14 21 (1.61%) VB
15 19 (1.46%) F#
15 19 (1.46%) PHP
16 17 (1.30%) VBA
17 11 (0.84%) ES6
18 10 (0.77%) VBScript
19 9 (0.69%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 83 (6.37%) Security Cleared
2 77 (5.91%) Degree
3 74 (5.68%) SC Cleared
4 32 (2.46%) ISEB
5 28 (2.15%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 24 (1.84%) ISTQB
7 14 (1.07%) Computer Science Degree
8 13 (1.00%) TOGAF Certification
9 12 (0.92%) ISEB Practitioner
9 12 (0.92%) Microsoft Certification
10 8 (0.61%) MCSE
11 6 (0.46%) BPSS Clearance
11 6 (0.46%) Numerate Degree
12 5 (0.38%) CISSP
12 5 (0.38%) MCP
12 5 (0.38%) SSCP
13 3 (0.23%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
14 2 (0.15%) DV Cleared
14 2 (0.15%) PMI Certification
14 2 (0.15%) SAFe Agilist
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (2.15%) QA
2 6 (0.46%) GDPR
2 6 (0.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (0.31%) PMO
3 4 (0.31%) SLA
4 3 (0.23%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.15%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.077%) 21 CFR Part 11
6 1 (0.077%) EMIR
6 1 (0.077%) HL7
6 1 (0.077%) JSP 440
6 1 (0.077%) MISRA
6 1 (0.077%) MISRA C
6 1 (0.077%) WCAG
System Software
1 42 (3.22%) Docker
2 26 (2.00%) Active Directory
3 12 (0.92%) vSphere
4 10 (0.77%) VMware Infrastructure
5 5 (0.38%) Firmware
5 5 (0.38%) Virtual Machines
5 5 (0.38%) VMware ESXi
6 4 (0.31%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.077%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.077%) Xen
Systems Management
1 31 (2.38%) Kubernetes
2 16 (1.23%) HP ALM
3 9 (0.69%) Puppet
4 8 (0.61%) Ansible
5 7 (0.54%) Opscode Chef
5 7 (0.54%) SCOM
6 6 (0.46%) Single Sign-On
6 6 (0.46%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 5 (0.38%) SCCM
8 4 (0.31%) Terraform
9 3 (0.23%) vRealize
10 2 (0.15%) Cisco UCCE
10 2 (0.15%) HP Quality Center
10 2 (0.15%) Opsview
11 1 (0.077%) Grafana
11 1 (0.077%) NetIQ Identity Manager
11 1 (0.077%) Packer
11 1 (0.077%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 348 (26.71%) Microsoft
2 147 (11.28%) Oracle
3 57 (4.37%) Sitecore
4 31 (2.38%) HP
5 28 (2.15%) SAP
6 23 (1.77%) VMware
7 20 (1.53%) Google
8 18 (1.38%) Software AG
8 18 (1.38%) webMethods
9 17 (1.30%) Xamarin
10 14 (1.07%) Atlassian
10 14 (1.07%) Salesforce.com
11 13 (1.00%) Rackspace
11 13 (1.00%) Red Hat
12 11 (0.84%) Citrix
12 11 (0.84%) IBM
13 9 (0.69%) Adobe
14 8 (0.61%) Tableau
15 6 (0.46%) Automation Anywhere
15 6 (0.46%) Blue Prism