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 3 months to 22 March 2017 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.

3 months to
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft .NET (dotNet)
England / South East
Rank 23 27 13
Rank change year-on-year +4 -14  
Contract jobs citing .NET 527 589 846
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 6.85% 6.46% 8.70%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 26.01% 27.24% 36.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 327 403 503
Median daily rate £350 £360 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.77% -2.70%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £468 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 11 24
Median hourly rate £43.00 £42.50 £34.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.17% +25.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.60 £11.00 £15.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £60.62 £53.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £37.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year +1.35% +5.71%  

.NET is in the industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills category. The next 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 industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
South East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 2026 2162 2316
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 26.33% 23.71% 23.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 1221 1455 1334
Median daily rate £400 £360 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% +2.85%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £480 £468
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 48 53
Median hourly rate £43.00 £38.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.15% +8.57%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £11.00 £15.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £68.39 £60.62 £57.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £38.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.55%  

.NET
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East citing .NET as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

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 3 months to 22 March 2017.

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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 22 March 2017.

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 3 months to 22 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hampshire +28 122 £350 - 88
Berkshire +3 79 £400 - 46
Kent +2 73 £338 - 23
Surrey -1 70 £406 +1.56% 61
Buckinghamshire -12 60 £325 -16.66% 33
Oxfordshire +13 52 £350 - 40
East Sussex -4 32 £325 -13.33% 15
West Sussex -2 29 £400 +21.21% 30
Middlesex +3 9 £350 -12.50% 2
.NET
England

.NET
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 22 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing .NET also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South East region with a requirement for .NET.

1 791 (73.72%) C#
2 450 (41.94%) SQL Server
3 413 (38.49%) ASP.NET
4 406 (37.84%) Agile Software Development
5 393 (36.63%) JavaScript
6 388 (36.16%) SQL
7 386 (35.97%) MVC
8 320 (29.82%) HTML
9 312 (29.08%) CSS
10 298 (27.77%) Microsoft
11 254 (23.67%) .NET Framework
12 197 (18.36%) Web Services
13 189 (17.61%) Team Foundation Server
14 181 (16.87%) AngularJS
15 173 (16.12%) jQuery
16 169 (15.75%) ASP.NET Web API
17 165 (15.38%) ASP.NET MVC
18 161 (15.00%) TDD
19 159 (14.82%) XML
20 138 (12.86%) WCF
21 135 (12.58%) Windows
22 131 (12.21%) Oracle
22 131 (12.21%) Visual Studio
23 129 (12.02%) Web Development
24 128 (11.93%) Entity Framework
25 124 (11.56%) HTML5
26 122 (11.37%) Microsoft Azure
27 113 (10.53%) VB.NET
28 107 (9.97%) Finance
29 102 (9.51%) Scrum

.NET
Top Related 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 68 (6.34%) CMS
2 56 (5.22%) SharePoint
3 55 (5.13%) IIS
4 41 (3.82%) EPiServer
5 37 (3.45%) BizTalk Server
6 22 (2.05%) SharePoint 2013
7 21 (1.96%) Umbraco
8 15 (1.40%) Sitecore CMS
9 11 (1.03%) SharePoint 2010
10 9 (0.84%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 8 (0.75%) NServiceBus
12 6 (0.56%) Apache
12 6 (0.56%) Tomcat
13 5 (0.47%) SAS
14 4 (0.37%) Elasticsearch
14 4 (0.37%) Jetty
15 3 (0.28%) ColdFusion
15 3 (0.28%) Commerce Server
15 3 (0.28%) DNN
16 2 (0.19%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 72 (6.71%) MS Excel
2 24 (2.24%) MS Office
3 10 (0.93%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.28%) MS Project
5 2 (0.19%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 2 (0.19%) Chatbot
5 2 (0.19%) Fireworks
5 2 (0.19%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.19%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.093%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.093%) InVision
Business Applications
1 53 (4.94%) Dynamics CRM
2 25 (2.33%) Dynamics AX
3 6 (0.56%) Oracle Applications
4 4 (0.37%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 3 (0.28%) Dynamics NAV
6 2 (0.19%) Oracle EBS R12
6 2 (0.19%) Remedy ITSM
6 2 (0.19%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 2 (0.19%) Unit4 Business World
7 1 (0.093%) Dynamics GP
7 1 (0.093%) Magento
7 1 (0.093%) nopCommerce
7 1 (0.093%) Oracle CRM
7 1 (0.093%) Oracle Receivables
7 1 (0.093%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 122 (11.37%) Microsoft Azure
2 33 (3.08%) Amazon AWS
3 23 (2.14%) SaaS
4 17 (1.58%) PaaS
5 13 (1.21%) IaaS
6 11 (1.03%) Office 365
7 7 (0.65%) Boomi
8 4 (0.37%) Cloud Computing
9 3 (0.28%) GitHub
9 3 (0.28%) Mailgun
10 2 (0.19%) Google Analytics
10 2 (0.19%) Oracle CX
11 1 (0.093%) Amazon EC2
11 1 (0.093%) Amazon S3
11 1 (0.093%) Asana
11 1 (0.093%) Azure Active Directory
11 1 (0.093%) OneDrive
11 1 (0.093%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 9 (0.84%) Internet
1 9 (0.84%) Intranet
1 9 (0.84%) LAN
2 5 (0.47%) Extranet
3 4 (0.37%) Bluetooth
3 4 (0.37%) LDAP
3 4 (0.37%) PuTTY
3 4 (0.37%) SSL
3 4 (0.37%) WinSCP
4 3 (0.28%) DNS
4 3 (0.28%) Firewall
4 3 (0.28%) SNMP
4 3 (0.28%) WAN
5 2 (0.19%) DHCP
5 2 (0.19%) HTTP
5 2 (0.19%) NetScaler
5 2 (0.19%) TCP/IP
5 2 (0.19%) Telnet
5 2 (0.19%) VPN
6 1 (0.093%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 450 (41.94%) SQL Server
2 69 (6.43%) SQL Server 2008
3 68 (6.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 48 (4.47%) NoSQL
4 48 (4.47%) SQL Server 2012
5 38 (3.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 31 (2.89%) Data Warehouse
7 30 (2.80%) SQL Server 2014
8 25 (2.33%) SQL Server 2005
9 24 (2.24%) MS Access
9 24 (2.24%) Oracle Database
10 21 (1.96%) MongoDB
11 17 (1.58%) Azure SQL Database
12 14 (1.30%) Big Data
12 14 (1.30%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 12 (1.12%) Hadoop
13 12 (1.12%) MySQL
13 12 (1.12%) Relational Database
14 11 (1.03%) Oracle Database 11g
14 11 (1.03%) Redis
Development Applications
1 189 (17.61%) Team Foundation Server
2 131 (12.21%) Visual Studio
3 69 (6.43%) Git (software)
4 42 (3.91%) Selenium
5 38 (3.54%) Octopus Deploy
6 32 (2.98%) TeamCity
7 27 (2.52%) SpecFlow
8 23 (2.14%) Eclipse
8 23 (2.14%) NUnit
8 23 (2.14%) Visual Studio Team System
9 22 (2.05%) Grunt
9 22 (2.05%) Moq
10 21 (1.96%) MSBuild
11 18 (1.68%) ReSharper
12 17 (1.58%) JIRA
12 17 (1.58%) NuGet
13 14 (1.30%) Jenkins
13 14 (1.30%) Subversion
14 13 (1.21%) Bower
14 13 (1.21%) webpack
General
1 107 (9.97%) Finance
2 54 (5.03%) Advertising
3 26 (2.42%) Marketing
4 20 (1.86%) Retail
5 17 (1.58%) Back Office
6 16 (1.49%) Publishing
7 14 (1.30%) Telecoms
8 10 (0.93%) Banking
9 8 (0.75%) Automotive
9 8 (0.75%) Games
10 7 (0.65%) Electronics
10 7 (0.65%) Manufacturing
11 5 (0.47%) German Language
12 3 (0.28%) Legal
13 2 (0.19%) Aerospace
13 2 (0.19%) Local Government
13 2 (0.19%) Pharmaceutical
14 1 (0.093%) Billing
14 1 (0.093%) Law
14 1 (0.093%) Military
Job Titles
1 840 (78.29%) Developer
2 497 (46.32%) .NET Developer
3 304 (28.33%) C# Developer
4 236 (21.99%) C# .NET Developer
5 110 (10.25%) SQL Developer
6 94 (8.76%) ASP.NET Developer
7 78 (7.27%) Software Developer
8 73 (6.80%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
9 67 (6.24%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 64 (5.96%) Senior Developer
11 50 (4.66%) Analyst
11 50 (4.66%) Architect
12 48 (4.47%) JavaScript Developer
13 46 (4.29%) Full Stack Developer
13 46 (4.29%) Senior .NET Developer
14 42 (3.91%) Microsoft Developer
15 38 (3.54%) WPF Developer
16 34 (3.17%) C# Software Developer
17 33 (3.08%) Web Developer
18 32 (2.98%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 413 (38.49%) ASP.NET
2 320 (29.82%) HTML
3 312 (29.08%) CSS
4 254 (23.67%) .NET Framework
5 197 (18.36%) Web Services
6 181 (16.87%) AngularJS
7 173 (16.12%) jQuery
8 169 (15.75%) ASP.NET Web API
9 165 (15.38%) ASP.NET MVC
10 159 (14.82%) XML
11 138 (12.86%) WCF
12 128 (11.93%) Entity Framework
13 124 (11.56%) HTML5
14 90 (8.39%) LINQ
15 79 (7.36%) CSS3
16 78 (7.27%) REST
17 74 (6.90%) Ajax
18 57 (5.31%) WPF
19 54 (5.03%) Twitter Bootstrap
20 51 (4.75%) LINQ to SQL
Miscellaneous
1 41 (3.82%) Algorithms
2 35 (3.26%) Analytical Skills
3 32 (2.98%) Mobile App
4 22 (2.05%) Client/Server
5 21 (1.96%) Computer Science
5 21 (1.96%) User Experience
6 19 (1.77%) N-Tier
7 14 (1.30%) Management Information System
8 10 (0.93%) Replication
9 6 (0.56%) Data Centre
9 6 (0.56%) Enterprise Software
10 5 (0.47%) AS400
10 5 (0.47%) Mainframe
11 4 (0.37%) Clustering
11 4 (0.37%) Driving Licence
11 4 (0.37%) Virtual Team
12 3 (0.28%) iPad
12 3 (0.28%) iPhone
13 2 (0.19%) Digital Media
13 2 (0.19%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 135 (12.58%) Windows
2 31 (2.89%) Linux
2 31 (2.89%) Windows Server
3 25 (2.33%) Android
4 10 (0.93%) Apple iOS
4 10 (0.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 10 (0.93%) Windows Server 2012
5 9 (0.84%) Unix
6 8 (0.75%) Windows Server 2008
7 6 (0.56%) MVS
8 4 (0.37%) Solaris
9 2 (0.19%) CentOS
9 2 (0.19%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.093%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 406 (37.84%) Agile Software Development
2 386 (35.97%) MVC
3 161 (15.00%) TDD
4 129 (12.02%) Web Development
5 102 (9.51%) Scrum
6 75 (6.99%) CRM
7 69 (6.43%) BDD
8 68 (6.34%) Continuous Integration
9 65 (6.06%) Unit Testing
10 64 (5.96%) Migration
11 63 (5.87%) SDLC
12 55 (5.13%) DevOps
13 53 (4.94%) SOA
14 50 (4.66%) Front End Development
14 50 (4.66%) Multithreading
15 44 (4.10%) Software Engineering
16 42 (3.91%) OO
17 41 (3.82%) Multithreaded Programming
18 39 (3.63%) Data Management
18 39 (3.63%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 791 (73.72%) C#
2 393 (36.63%) JavaScript
3 388 (36.16%) SQL
4 113 (10.53%) VB.NET
5 85 (7.92%) Java
6 73 (6.80%) T-SQL
7 45 (4.19%) VB
8 38 (3.54%) C++
9 32 (2.98%) PowerShell
10 24 (2.24%) TypeScript
10 24 (2.24%) VBA
11 21 (1.96%) C
12 20 (1.86%) F#
13 18 (1.68%) Python
14 15 (1.40%) Apex Code
15 14 (1.30%) Perl
15 14 (1.30%) PHP
16 9 (0.84%) Scala
17 8 (0.75%) PL/SQL
18 7 (0.65%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 93 (8.67%) Security Cleared
2 78 (7.27%) SC Cleared
3 37 (3.45%) Degree
4 21 (1.96%) DV Cleared
5 10 (0.93%) Microsoft Certification
6 7 (0.65%) ISEB
6 7 (0.65%) ISTQB
7 4 (0.37%) HNC
7 4 (0.37%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 3 (0.28%) ISEB Practitioner
9 2 (0.19%) BC Cleared
9 2 (0.19%) CISA
9 2 (0.19%) MCSE
9 2 (0.19%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 1 (0.093%) BPSS Clearance
10 1 (0.093%) GIAC
10 1 (0.093%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 1 (0.093%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.093%) MCSD
10 1 (0.093%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (2.61%) QA
2 10 (0.93%) PCI DSS
3 9 (0.84%) Data Quality
4 4 (0.37%) SDET
5 3 (0.28%) SLA
6 1 (0.093%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.093%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.093%) WCAG
System Software
1 10 (0.93%) Active Directory
2 9 (0.84%) Docker
3 6 (0.56%) Virtual Machines
4 5 (0.47%) vSphere
5 3 (0.28%) Hyper-V
5 3 (0.28%) VMware Infrastructure
6 2 (0.19%) Samba
7 1 (0.093%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 1 (0.093%) Terminal Services
7 1 (0.093%) Time Sharing Option
7 1 (0.093%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.093%) XenApp
7 1 (0.093%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 11 (1.03%) Opscode Chef
1 11 (1.03%) Puppet
2 6 (0.56%) Ansible
3 5 (0.47%) WMI
4 3 (0.28%) vRealize
4 3 (0.28%) WebSphere Cast Iron
5 2 (0.19%) Microsoft Clustering
5 2 (0.19%) SCOM
5 2 (0.19%) Tivoli
6 1 (0.093%) Amdocs OSS
6 1 (0.093%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 1 (0.093%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (0.093%) Kibana
6 1 (0.093%) logstash
6 1 (0.093%) Marathon
6 1 (0.093%) Mesos
6 1 (0.093%) Netcool
6 1 (0.093%) Perfmon
6 1 (0.093%) SCCM
6 1 (0.093%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 298 (27.77%) Microsoft
2 131 (12.21%) Oracle
3 49 (4.57%) Sitecore
4 30 (2.80%) Xamarin
5 19 (1.77%) Telerik
6 17 (1.58%) Salesforce.com
7 14 (1.30%) SAP
8 12 (1.12%) HP
8 12 (1.12%) Red Hat
8 12 (1.12%) ServiceNow
9 11 (1.03%) Citrix
9 11 (1.03%) Google
10 8 (0.75%) VMware
11 7 (0.65%) Dell
12 6 (0.56%) AppDynamics
12 6 (0.56%) Remedy
13 5 (0.47%) IBM
14 4 (0.37%) Siebel
14 4 (0.37%) Sophos
14 4 (0.37%) Symantec
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