Period
to 19 November 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 19 November 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
19 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 14 29 21
Rank change year-on-year +15 -8 -1
Contract jobs citing .NET 1,419 1,065 1,211
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 8.58% 6.42% 7.29%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 25.68% 23.09% 26.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,076 787 745
South East median daily rate £415 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.67% - +1.35%
10th Percentile £310 £313 £288
90th Percentile £538 £500 £507
England median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 20 32
South East median hourly rate £38.75 £45.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.89% +5.88% -5.56%
10th Percentile £20.28 £40.38 £32.63
90th Percentile £56.64 £52.50 £47.35
England median hourly rate £44.00 £42.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year +3.53% +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 5,526 4,613 4,578
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 33.42% 27.80% 27.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,605 2,857 2,786
South East median daily rate £440 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £275
90th Percentile £575 £575 £538
England median daily rate £475 £463 £425
% change year-on-year +2.70% +8.82% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 73 89 134
South East median hourly rate £42.50 £45.00 £41.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.56% +9.76% +9.33%
10th Percentile £25.00 £14.55 £12.25
90th Percentile £53.75 £50.00 £54.25
England median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £37.50
% 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 19 November 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 19 November 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 19 November 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 +27 527 £420 +8.39% 277
Hampshire +4 303 £400 +6.67% 167
Surrey +8 283 £450 +5.88% 131
Berkshire +11 259 £425 +6.25% 119
Buckinghamshire +37 163 £425 +16.84% 85
Kent 0 120 £425 +21.43% 88
Oxfordshire +28 107 £413 +3.13% 73
East Sussex -2 85 £369 +8.46% 43
West Sussex +20 80 £388 +0.98% 73
Middlesex +8 3 £338 -20.59% 1
Sussex +2 3 - -
M4 Corridor - 3 £600 -
Home Counties - 1 - -
.NET
England

For the 6 months to 19 November 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 1,065 (75.05%) C#
2 650 (45.81%) Agile Software Development
3 595 (41.93%) ASP.NET
4 538 (37.91%) JavaScript
5 520 (36.65%) MVC
6 499 (35.17%) SQL Server
7 491 (34.60%) SQL
8 418 (29.46%) .NET Framework
9 406 (28.61%) HTML
10 402 (28.33%) ASP.NET Web API
11 396 (27.91%) AngularJS
12 390 (27.48%) Microsoft Azure
13 368 (25.93%) CSS
14 351 (24.74%) Microsoft
15 297 (20.93%) ASP.NET MVC
16 285 (20.08%) TDD
17 255 (17.97%) Entity Framework
18 250 (17.62%) Scrum
19 229 (16.14%) .NET Core
20 222 (15.64%) jQuery
21 202 (14.24%) Web Services
22 196 (13.81%) Test Automation
23 192 (13.53%) Visual Studio
24 188 (13.25%) Continuous Integration
25 184 (12.97%) Finance
26 153 (10.78%) OO
27 148 (10.43%) Team Foundation Server
28 141 (9.94%) WCF
29 140 (9.87%) Angular 2
30 137 (9.65%) Windows

.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
1 109 (7.68%) CMS
2 66 (4.65%) IIS
3 57 (4.02%) SharePoint
4 44 (3.10%) Umbraco
5 37 (2.61%) Elasticsearch
6 34 (2.40%) Sitecore CMS
7 28 (1.97%) BizTalk Server
8 25 (1.76%) Confluence
9 22 (1.55%) Apache Solr
10 20 (1.41%) EPiServer
11 14 (0.99%) Apache Spark
12 13 (0.92%) SharePoint 2010
13 12 (0.85%) Apache
14 11 (0.78%) MS Exchange
15 9 (0.63%) Kentico
16 8 (0.56%) OpenStack
16 8 (0.56%) SharePoint 2013
17 7 (0.49%) NServiceBus
18 6 (0.42%) Exchange Server 2013
18 6 (0.42%) WebLogic
Applications
1 20 (1.41%) Microsoft Office
2 17 (1.20%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (0.35%) Chatbot
4 4 (0.28%) Spreadsheet
5 3 (0.21%) NUKE
5 3 (0.21%) Photoshop
5 3 (0.21%) SOLIDWORKS
6 2 (0.14%) Adobe Illustrator
6 2 (0.14%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 1 (0.070%) InfoPath
7 1 (0.070%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 25 (1.76%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.21%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.14%) BusinessWorks
3 2 (0.14%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (0.14%) Magento
3 2 (0.14%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.14%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 2 (0.14%) TIBCO iProcess
4 1 (0.070%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
4 1 (0.070%) Sage 200
4 1 (0.070%) Sage BI
4 1 (0.070%) SAP R/3
4 1 (0.070%) Sonata
Cloud Services
1 390 (27.48%) Microsoft Azure
2 115 (8.10%) Amazon AWS
3 50 (3.52%) SaaS
4 41 (2.89%) Serverless
5 28 (1.97%) Office 365
6 25 (1.76%) Azure Functions
7 22 (1.55%) Dynamics 365
8 17 (1.20%) GitHub
9 16 (1.13%) PaaS
10 14 (0.99%) Google Cloud Platform
11 10 (0.70%) Azure Active Directory
12 9 (0.63%) AWS Lambda
12 9 (0.63%) Azure Data Factory
13 8 (0.56%) IaaS
14 7 (0.49%) BrowserStack
14 7 (0.49%) Cloud Computing
15 5 (0.35%) Akamai
16 4 (0.28%) Apigee
16 4 (0.28%) OpenShift
17 3 (0.21%) Adobe Creative Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 42 (2.96%) HTTP
2 23 (1.62%) Internet
3 14 (0.99%) DNS
4 12 (0.85%) SMTP
5 10 (0.70%) IMAP
6 7 (0.49%) Intranet
7 6 (0.42%) SSL
8 5 (0.35%) LAN
8 5 (0.35%) TCP/IP
9 4 (0.28%) Firewall
9 4 (0.28%) PuTTY
9 4 (0.28%) VPN
9 4 (0.28%) WinSCP
10 3 (0.21%) RFID
10 3 (0.21%) SMS
10 3 (0.21%) Wireless
11 2 (0.14%) Broadband
11 2 (0.14%) DHCP
11 2 (0.14%) Network Security
11 2 (0.14%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 499 (35.17%) SQL Server
2 61 (4.30%) MongoDB
2 61 (4.30%) NoSQL
3 53 (3.74%) Relational Database
4 41 (2.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 38 (2.68%) SQL Server 2008
6 32 (2.26%) SQL Server 2012
7 31 (2.18%) Redis
8 30 (2.11%) Apache Cassandra
9 29 (2.04%) Azure SQL Database
10 27 (1.90%) Oracle Reports
11 26 (1.83%) MySQL
12 25 (1.76%) Big Data
12 25 (1.76%) Oracle Database
13 24 (1.69%) SQL Server 2016
14 23 (1.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 20 (1.41%) Cosmos DB
16 19 (1.34%) RDBMS
17 18 (1.27%) Neo4j
18 16 (1.13%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 192 (13.53%) Visual Studio
2 148 (10.43%) Team Foundation Server
3 136 (9.58%) Git (software)
4 118 (8.32%) Visual Studio Team System
5 90 (6.34%) Selenium
6 71 (5.00%) TeamCity
7 59 (4.16%) JIRA
8 49 (3.45%) Octopus Deploy
9 29 (2.04%) SpecFlow
10 28 (1.97%) Subversion
11 26 (1.83%) Jenkins
12 24 (1.69%) Cucumber
12 24 (1.69%) Oracle APEX
13 23 (1.62%) NUnit
13 23 (1.62%) WebDriver
14 22 (1.55%) MSTest
15 19 (1.34%) ReSharper
16 16 (1.13%) JUnit
17 15 (1.06%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 15 (1.06%) SoapUI
General
1 184 (12.97%) Finance
2 34 (2.40%) Retail
3 16 (1.13%) Telecoms
4 15 (1.06%) Banking
5 13 (0.92%) Marketing
6 12 (0.85%) Back Office
7 11 (0.78%) Advertising
8 9 (0.63%) Legal
9 8 (0.56%) Automotive
10 5 (0.35%) Aerospace
10 5 (0.35%) Publishing
11 4 (0.28%) Law
12 3 (0.21%) Electronics
12 3 (0.21%) Local Government
12 3 (0.21%) Manufacturing
12 3 (0.21%) Pharmaceutical
13 2 (0.14%) Avionics
13 2 (0.14%) Investment Banking
14 1 (0.070%) General Ledger
14 1 (0.070%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 1,010 (71.18%) Developer
2 646 (45.53%) .NET Developer
3 328 (23.11%) C# Developer
4 251 (17.69%) C# .NET Developer
5 131 (9.23%) Full Stack Developer
6 126 (8.88%) ASP.NET Developer
7 105 (7.40%) Senior Developer
8 99 (6.98%) Angular Developer
9 92 (6.48%) Senior .NET Developer
10 91 (6.41%) Architect
11 89 (6.27%) C# ASP.NET Developer
12 83 (5.85%) SQL Developer
13 78 (5.50%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
14 60 (4.23%) Software Developer
15 56 (3.95%) Software Engineer
16 51 (3.59%) JavaScript Developer
17 48 (3.38%) Azure Developer
18 46 (3.24%) Analyst
19 40 (2.82%) Web Developer
20 39 (2.75%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 595 (41.93%) ASP.NET
2 418 (29.46%) .NET Framework
3 406 (28.61%) HTML
4 402 (28.33%) ASP.NET Web API
5 396 (27.91%) AngularJS
6 368 (25.93%) CSS
7 297 (20.93%) ASP.NET MVC
8 255 (17.97%) Entity Framework
9 229 (16.14%) .NET Core
10 222 (15.64%) jQuery
11 202 (14.24%) Web Services
12 141 (9.94%) WCF
13 140 (9.87%) Angular 2
14 134 (9.44%) HTML5
15 129 (9.09%) REST
16 126 (8.88%) XML
17 122 (8.60%) RESTful
18 103 (7.26%) JSON
19 88 (6.20%) Twitter Bootstrap
20 80 (5.64%) React
Miscellaneous
1 93 (6.55%) Greenfield Project
2 42 (2.96%) Computer Science
3 41 (2.89%) Enterprise Software
3 41 (2.89%) User Experience
4 37 (2.61%) Analytical Skills
5 36 (2.54%) Self-Motivation
6 33 (2.33%) Fintech
7 23 (1.62%) Algorithms
8 15 (1.06%) Mobile App
8 15 (1.06%) N-Tier
9 11 (0.78%) Management Information System
10 10 (0.70%) Data Structures
10 10 (0.70%) iPad
11 9 (0.63%) W3C
12 5 (0.35%) NHS
12 5 (0.35%) PKI
12 5 (0.35%) Robotics
13 4 (0.28%) Embedded Systems
13 4 (0.28%) Hybrid Cloud
13 4 (0.28%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 137 (9.65%) Windows
2 47 (3.31%) Windows Server
3 36 (2.54%) Linux
4 20 (1.41%) Android
5 18 (1.27%) Windows Server 2012
6 15 (1.06%) Windows Server 2003
7 14 (0.99%) Windows Server 2008
8 10 (0.70%) Unix
9 9 (0.63%) Apple iOS
9 9 (0.63%) Windows 10
10 6 (0.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 6 (0.42%) Windows 7
11 4 (0.28%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.070%) OpenVMS
12 1 (0.070%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 650 (45.81%) Agile Software Development
2 520 (36.65%) MVC
3 285 (20.08%) TDD
4 250 (17.62%) Scrum
5 196 (13.81%) Test Automation
6 188 (13.25%) Continuous Integration
7 153 (10.78%) OO
8 133 (9.37%) Microservices
9 120 (8.46%) BDD
9 120 (8.46%) Software Engineering
10 113 (7.96%) DevOps
11 110 (7.75%) Web Development
12 107 (7.54%) E-Commerce
13 100 (7.05%) SDLC
14 94 (6.62%) Unit Testing
15 93 (6.55%) SOLID
16 89 (6.27%) Problem-Solving
17 75 (5.29%) API Development
18 73 (5.14%) SOA
19 68 (4.79%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 1,065 (75.05%) C#
2 538 (37.91%) JavaScript
3 491 (34.60%) SQL
4 108 (7.61%) Java
5 77 (5.43%) T-SQL
6 72 (5.07%) PowerShell
7 63 (4.44%) TypeScript
8 50 (3.52%) PL/SQL
9 46 (3.24%) VB.NET
10 36 (2.54%) C++
11 24 (1.69%) Go
12 22 (1.55%) Python
13 20 (1.41%) VB
14 17 (1.20%) C
14 17 (1.20%) PHP
14 17 (1.20%) VBA
15 15 (1.06%) F#
16 14 (0.99%) Scala
17 13 (0.92%) VBScript
18 10 (0.70%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 73 (5.14%) Security Cleared
2 69 (4.86%) Degree
3 62 (4.37%) SC Cleared
4 30 (2.11%) ISEB
5 29 (2.04%) ISTQB
6 25 (1.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 13 (0.92%) TOGAF Certification
8 11 (0.78%) Computer Science Degree
8 11 (0.78%) Microsoft Certification
9 7 (0.49%) MCSE
10 6 (0.42%) Numerate Degree
11 5 (0.35%) BPSS Clearance
11 5 (0.35%) CISSP
11 5 (0.35%) ISEB Practitioner
11 5 (0.35%) MCP
12 4 (0.28%) SSCP
13 3 (0.21%) DV Cleared
13 3 (0.21%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
14 1 (0.070%) DBS Check
14 1 (0.070%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (2.75%) QA
2 8 (0.56%) PMO
3 5 (0.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.21%) Data Quality
4 3 (0.21%) WCAG
5 2 (0.14%) 21 CFR Part 11
5 2 (0.14%) GDPR
5 2 (0.14%) SLA
6 1 (0.070%) HL7
6 1 (0.070%) JSP 440
6 1 (0.070%) MISRA
6 1 (0.070%) MISRA C
6 1 (0.070%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 79 (5.57%) Docker
2 22 (1.55%) Active Directory
3 7 (0.49%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (0.42%) Hyper-V
5 5 (0.35%) VMware ESXi
5 5 (0.35%) vSphere
6 3 (0.21%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (0.14%) Firmware
7 2 (0.14%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.070%) Terminal Services
8 1 (0.070%) Xen
Systems Management
1 54 (3.81%) Kubernetes
2 10 (0.70%) HP ALM
2 10 (0.70%) Puppet
3 8 (0.56%) Ansible
4 5 (0.35%) SCCM
4 5 (0.35%) SCOM
5 4 (0.28%) Opscode Chef
5 4 (0.28%) Single Sign-On
5 4 (0.28%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 3 (0.21%) Kibana
7 2 (0.14%) HP Quality Center
7 2 (0.14%) vRealize
8 1 (0.070%) Failover Clustering
8 1 (0.070%) Grafana
8 1 (0.070%) Microsoft Clustering
8 1 (0.070%) NetIQ Identity Manager
8 1 (0.070%) Packer
8 1 (0.070%) Prometheus
8 1 (0.070%) Terraform
Vendors
1 351 (24.74%) Microsoft
2 114 (8.03%) Oracle
3 66 (4.65%) Sitecore
4 22 (1.55%) Xamarin
5 21 (1.48%) VMware
6 19 (1.34%) Atlassian
6 19 (1.34%) HP
7 15 (1.06%) Google
7 15 (1.06%) Rackspace
8 13 (0.92%) SAP
9 11 (0.78%) Salesforce.com
9 11 (0.78%) Telerik
10 10 (0.70%) IBM
10 10 (0.70%) webMethods
11 9 (0.63%) Tableau
12 8 (0.56%) Cisco
13 7 (0.49%) Adobe
13 7 (0.49%) Citrix
13 7 (0.49%) Software AG
14 6 (0.42%) Red Hat