Period
to 21 February 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 21 February 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
21 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 28 21 22
Rank change year-on-year -7 +1 -9
Contract jobs citing .NET 1,078 1,084 1,272
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 6.40% 6.98% 7.01%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 22.01% 26.11% 26.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 781 684 870
South East median daily rate £375 £375 £353
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.38% -6.00%
10th Percentile £310 £268 £285
90th Percentile £525 £500 £493
England median daily rate £425 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +6.25% +3.16% +3.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 21 39
South East median hourly rate £46.69 £43.00 £47.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.58% -9.47% +46.15%
10th Percentile £40.48 £36.25 £35.35
90th Percentile £52.50 £52.50 £57.22
England median hourly rate £45.00 £40.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +12.50% - +17.65%

.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 4,898 4,152 4,781
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 29.06% 26.74% 26.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,070 2,486 3,143
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +5.26% +2.70%
10th Percentile £307 £281 £275
90th Percentile £575 £544 £525
England median daily rate £475 £435 £425
% change year-on-year +9.20% +2.35% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 85 97 126
South East median hourly rate £45.00 £42.50 £40.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +5.59% +17.52%
10th Percentile £23.10 £19.50 £15.63
90th Percentile £52.50 £53.10 £55.55
England median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £38.50
% change year-on-year - +3.90% +10.00%

.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 21 February 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
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 21 February 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 -11 380 £388 -3.13% 284
Berkshire +4 207 £388 -6.06% 131
Hampshire -1 201 £388 +3.33% 143
Kent +1 194 £350 +3.70% 47
Surrey -19 152 £450 +18.42% 87
Oxfordshire -14 89 £400 -1.54% 89
Buckinghamshire -38 84 £388 +13.97% 64
East Sussex 0 83 £350 - 39
West Sussex -29 35 £450 +12.50% 42
Middlesex -2 9 £425 +10.39% 1
Sussex - 6 £400 -
M4 Corridor +2 3 - -
.NET
England

For the 6 months to 21 February 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.

1 785 (72.82%) C#
2 488 (45.27%) SQL Server
3 441 (40.91%) Agile Software Development
4 430 (39.89%) ASP.NET
5 428 (39.70%) MVC
6 391 (36.27%) JavaScript
7 349 (32.37%) SQL
8 337 (31.26%) Microsoft
9 329 (30.52%) HTML
10 302 (28.01%) CSS
11 284 (26.35%) ASP.NET Web API
12 253 (23.47%) .NET Framework
13 250 (23.19%) AngularJS
14 248 (23.01%) TDD
15 226 (20.96%) Microsoft Azure
16 220 (20.41%) Web Services
17 217 (20.13%) ASP.NET MVC
18 189 (17.53%) Oracle
19 183 (16.98%) Team Foundation Server
20 181 (16.79%) Windows
21 179 (16.60%) WCF
22 163 (15.12%) Scrum
23 158 (14.66%) Visual Studio
24 147 (13.64%) jQuery
25 140 (12.99%) Continuous Integration
26 130 (12.06%) Finance
27 127 (11.78%) Web Development
27 127 (11.78%) HTML5
28 119 (11.04%) Test Automation
28 119 (11.04%) Java

.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 69 (6.40%) IIS
2 47 (4.36%) SharePoint
3 46 (4.27%) CMS
4 37 (3.43%) BizTalk Server
5 26 (2.41%) Sitecore CMS
6 16 (1.48%) Confluence
7 13 (1.21%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 12 (1.11%) NServiceBus
9 11 (1.02%) Apache
9 11 (1.02%) Elasticsearch
10 8 (0.74%) Umbraco
11 7 (0.65%) SharePoint Server
12 6 (0.56%) WebSphere
13 5 (0.46%) EPiServer
13 5 (0.46%) JBoss
13 5 (0.46%) SharePoint 2013
14 4 (0.37%) Tomcat
14 4 (0.37%) WebLogic
14 4 (0.37%) WordPress
15 3 (0.28%) SAS
Applications
1 22 (2.04%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (0.74%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (0.37%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.28%) Microsoft Project
4 3 (0.28%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (0.19%) Fireworks
5 2 (0.19%) Pipeline Pilot
6 1 (0.093%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (0.093%) CATIA
6 1 (0.093%) NUKE
6 1 (0.093%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.093%) SOLIDWORKS
6 1 (0.093%) Stata
Business Applications
1 43 (3.99%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (0.83%) Dynamics GP
3 4 (0.37%) Oracle EBS
4 3 (0.28%) Dynamics AX
4 3 (0.28%) Dynamics NAV
4 3 (0.28%) WebTrends
5 2 (0.19%) Oracle CRM
5 2 (0.19%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 1 (0.093%) Adobe Campaign
6 1 (0.093%) Eloqua
6 1 (0.093%) Oracle Financials
6 1 (0.093%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
6 1 (0.093%) SAP S/4HANA
6 1 (0.093%) SessionCam
Cloud Services
1 226 (20.96%) Microsoft Azure
2 74 (6.86%) Amazon AWS
3 32 (2.97%) PaaS
4 31 (2.88%) IaaS
5 20 (1.86%) npm
6 17 (1.58%) Office 365
7 11 (1.02%) Dynamics 365
7 11 (1.02%) Serverless
8 10 (0.93%) Cloud Computing
8 10 (0.93%) SaaS
9 8 (0.74%) Firebase
9 8 (0.74%) GitHub
10 5 (0.46%) Slack
11 3 (0.28%) Amazon EC2
11 3 (0.28%) Amazon ELB
11 3 (0.28%) Google Cloud Platform
12 2 (0.19%) AWS CloudFormation
12 2 (0.19%) AWS Lambda
12 2 (0.19%) OpenShift
12 2 (0.19%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 21 (1.95%) Internet
2 20 (1.86%) TCP/IP
3 17 (1.58%) Firewall
4 16 (1.48%) PuTTY
4 16 (1.48%) SMTP
4 16 (1.48%) WinSCP
5 12 (1.11%) HTTP
6 10 (0.93%) Network Security
7 9 (0.83%) CTI
7 9 (0.83%) DNS
8 7 (0.65%) Intranet
9 6 (0.56%) AMQP
9 6 (0.56%) SMS
9 6 (0.56%) SSL
10 4 (0.37%) FTP
11 3 (0.28%) DHCP
11 3 (0.28%) IGMP
12 2 (0.19%) Bluetooth
12 2 (0.19%) Reverse Proxy
12 2 (0.19%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 488 (45.27%) SQL Server
2 58 (5.38%) Relational Database
3 49 (4.55%) SQL Server 2012
4 42 (3.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 38 (3.53%) Oracle Database
6 32 (2.97%) RDBMS
7 27 (2.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 25 (2.32%) SQL Server 2008
9 24 (2.23%) Data Warehouse
10 23 (2.13%) MySQL
10 23 (2.13%) NoSQL
11 22 (2.04%) SQL Server 2016
12 21 (1.95%) Oracle Database 11g
13 19 (1.76%) Oracle Database 10g
14 17 (1.58%) MongoDB
14 17 (1.58%) SQL Server 2014
15 13 (1.21%) Oracle Reports
15 13 (1.21%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 12 (1.11%) Azure SQL Database
17 11 (1.02%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 183 (16.98%) Team Foundation Server
2 158 (14.66%) Visual Studio
3 99 (9.18%) Git (software)
4 73 (6.77%) Selenium
5 71 (6.59%) NUnit
6 51 (4.73%) ReSharper
7 44 (4.08%) JIRA
8 40 (3.71%) Visual Studio Team System
9 39 (3.62%) SpecFlow
10 32 (2.97%) Jenkins
11 31 (2.88%) Eclipse
12 29 (2.69%) Moq
12 29 (2.69%) TeamCity
13 26 (2.41%) MSBuild
14 25 (2.32%) NuGet
14 25 (2.32%) Octopus Deploy
14 25 (2.32%) WebDriver
15 24 (2.23%) HP UFT
16 21 (1.95%) SoapUI
17 19 (1.76%) Oracle APEX
General
1 130 (12.06%) Finance
2 29 (2.69%) Banking
3 28 (2.60%) Marketing
4 18 (1.67%) Advertising
5 17 (1.58%) Retail
6 10 (0.93%) Legal
7 8 (0.74%) Back Office
8 6 (0.56%) Investment Banking
9 5 (0.46%) Electronics
9 5 (0.46%) Financial Institution
9 5 (0.46%) Telecoms
10 4 (0.37%) Games
10 4 (0.37%) Law
10 4 (0.37%) Manufacturing
10 4 (0.37%) Publishing
11 3 (0.28%) Automotive
11 3 (0.28%) Spanish Language
12 2 (0.19%) Billing
12 2 (0.19%) French Language
12 2 (0.19%) German Language
Job Titles
1 821 (76.16%) Developer
2 470 (43.60%) .NET Developer
3 320 (29.68%) C# Developer
4 230 (21.34%) C# .NET Developer
5 101 (9.37%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
6 100 (9.28%) SQL Developer
7 89 (8.26%) Senior Developer
8 88 (8.16%) ASP.NET Developer
9 70 (6.49%) Full Stack Developer
10 68 (6.31%) C# ASP.NET Developer
11 65 (6.03%) Architect
12 61 (5.66%) Web Developer
13 59 (5.47%) Software Developer
14 50 (4.64%) Angular Developer
15 48 (4.45%) SQL Server Developer
16 44 (4.08%) Senior .NET Developer
17 43 (3.99%) JavaScript Developer
18 41 (3.80%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
19 37 (3.43%) Analyst
20 35 (3.25%) .NET Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 430 (39.89%) ASP.NET
2 329 (30.52%) HTML
3 302 (28.01%) CSS
4 284 (26.35%) ASP.NET Web API
5 253 (23.47%) .NET Framework
6 250 (23.19%) AngularJS
7 220 (20.41%) Web Services
8 217 (20.13%) ASP.NET MVC
9 179 (16.60%) WCF
10 147 (13.64%) jQuery
11 127 (11.78%) HTML5
12 115 (10.67%) REST
13 110 (10.20%) Entity Framework
14 97 (9.00%) XML
15 78 (7.24%) CSS3
16 70 (6.49%) WPF
17 60 (5.57%) JSON
17 60 (5.57%) SOAP
18 54 (5.01%) .NET Core
18 54 (5.01%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 70 (6.49%) N-Tier
2 44 (4.08%) Greenfield Project
3 37 (3.43%) Analytical Skills
4 32 (2.97%) Enterprise Software
5 29 (2.69%) Mobile App
6 26 (2.41%) NHS
7 25 (2.32%) User Experience
8 22 (2.04%) Client/Server
8 22 (2.04%) Computer Science
9 15 (1.39%) Clustering
10 11 (1.02%) Algorithms
10 11 (1.02%) Management Information System
11 8 (0.74%) Fintech
12 7 (0.65%) Life Science
13 6 (0.56%) Virtual Team
14 5 (0.46%) Fat Client
14 5 (0.46%) iPad
14 5 (0.46%) Public Cloud
14 5 (0.46%) Thin Client
15 4 (0.37%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 181 (16.79%) Windows
2 68 (6.31%) Linux
3 49 (4.55%) Windows Server
4 37 (3.43%) Unix
5 28 (2.60%) Android
6 27 (2.50%) Windows Server 2012
7 19 (1.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 15 (1.39%) Apple iOS
9 12 (1.11%) Windows Server 2008
10 10 (0.93%) Windows Server 2003
11 7 (0.65%) Windows 10
12 6 (0.56%) Solaris
13 3 (0.28%) HPUX
13 3 (0.28%) VxWorks
14 2 (0.19%) Windows 8
15 1 (0.093%) FreeRTOS
15 1 (0.093%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 441 (40.91%) Agile Software Development
2 428 (39.70%) MVC
3 248 (23.01%) TDD
4 163 (15.12%) Scrum
5 140 (12.99%) Continuous Integration
6 127 (11.78%) Web Development
7 119 (11.04%) Test Automation
8 102 (9.46%) DevOps
9 89 (8.26%) BDD
10 85 (7.88%) Unit Testing
11 69 (6.40%) MVVM
12 66 (6.12%) CRM
13 60 (5.57%) SDLC
13 60 (5.57%) Software Engineering
14 57 (5.29%) Migration
15 56 (5.19%) Microservices
16 54 (5.01%) OO
17 53 (4.92%) Refactoring
18 52 (4.82%) SOLID
19 50 (4.64%) Front End Development
Programming Languages
1 785 (72.82%) C#
2 391 (36.27%) JavaScript
3 349 (32.37%) SQL
4 119 (11.04%) Java
5 112 (10.39%) VB.NET
6 67 (6.22%) T-SQL
7 49 (4.55%) C++
8 47 (4.36%) TypeScript
9 34 (3.15%) PowerShell
10 27 (2.50%) PHP
11 25 (2.32%) Python
12 22 (2.04%) F#
13 15 (1.39%) C
14 12 (1.11%) VB
14 12 (1.11%) VBA
15 10 (0.93%) CQL
16 9 (0.83%) PL/SQL
17 7 (0.65%) XAML
18 6 (0.56%) ES6
18 6 (0.56%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 57 (5.29%) Security Cleared
2 49 (4.55%) SC Cleared
3 43 (3.99%) Degree
4 16 (1.48%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 14 (1.30%) ISEB
6 12 (1.11%) Computer Science Degree
6 12 (1.11%) ISTQB
7 10 (0.93%) ISEB Practitioner
8 8 (0.74%) BPSS Clearance
9 7 (0.65%) DV Cleared
10 4 (0.37%) DBS Check
10 4 (0.37%) Microsoft Certification
11 3 (0.28%) AWS Certification
11 3 (0.28%) HNC
11 3 (0.28%) OSCP
11 3 (0.28%) PMI Certification
11 3 (0.28%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 2 (0.19%) CREST Certified
12 2 (0.19%) MCP
12 2 (0.19%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (3.06%) QA
2 25 (2.32%) HL7
3 10 (0.93%) ISO 9001
3 10 (0.93%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.28%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.19%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.19%) MIL-STD-1553
5 2 (0.19%) PMO
5 2 (0.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.093%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.093%) EMIR
6 1 (0.093%) GDPR
6 1 (0.093%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 1 (0.093%) PSD2
6 1 (0.093%) SLA
System Software
1 35 (3.25%) Active Directory
2 29 (2.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 28 (2.60%) Docker
4 15 (1.39%) vSphere
5 9 (0.83%) Virtual Machines
6 7 (0.65%) Hyper-V
6 7 (0.65%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 7 (0.65%) Virtual Servers
7 5 (0.46%) Oracle RAC
8 4 (0.37%) VMware ESXi
8 4 (0.37%) VMware Workstation
9 1 (0.093%) ISA Server
9 1 (0.093%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (0.093%) XenApp
9 1 (0.093%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 18 (1.67%) Opscode Chef
1 18 (1.67%) Puppet
2 10 (0.93%) Opsview
3 8 (0.74%) Kubernetes
4 7 (0.65%) BladeLogic
5 6 (0.56%) Ansible
6 5 (0.46%) SCOM
7 4 (0.37%) HP Quality Center
7 4 (0.37%) Single Sign-On
7 4 (0.37%) WSUS
8 3 (0.28%) Microsoft Clustering
8 3 (0.28%) SCCM
9 2 (0.19%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 2 (0.19%) vRealize
10 1 (0.093%) Grafana
10 1 (0.093%) Graphite
10 1 (0.093%) Graylog
10 1 (0.093%) Icinga
10 1 (0.093%) NetBackup
10 1 (0.093%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 337 (31.26%) Microsoft
2 189 (17.53%) Oracle
3 48 (4.45%) VMware
4 43 (3.99%) Sitecore
5 37 (3.43%) HP
6 23 (2.13%) Xamarin
7 18 (1.67%) SAP
8 17 (1.58%) Red Hat
9 14 (1.30%) Software AG
9 14 (1.30%) webMethods
10 13 (1.21%) Salesforce.com
11 12 (1.11%) Google
12 11 (1.02%) Citrix
13 10 (0.93%) Capita
14 8 (0.74%) Sybase
15 6 (0.56%) Cisco
15 6 (0.56%) Dynatrace
15 6 (0.56%) ServiceNow
16 5 (0.46%) New Relic
16 5 (0.46%) Twitter