Period
to 22 October 2020

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 October 2020 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 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 40 18 16
Rank change year-on-year -22 -2 +12
Contract jobs citing .NET 167 1,112 1,387
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the South East 4.71% 8.08% 8.43%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 20.72% 30.09% 25.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 124 809 1,065
Median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +10.00%
10th Percentile £304 £325 £306
90th Percentile £596 £575 £538
England median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 18 12
Median hourly rate £29.00 £47.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -38.95% +35.71% -22.22%
10th Percentile £28.50 £30.88 £20.20
90th Percentile £29.50 £60.00 £56.64
England median hourly rate £35.00 £42.50 £43.92
% change year-on-year -17.65% -3.22% +3.33%

.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 806 3,696 5,464
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 22.72% 26.86% 33.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 524 2,265 3,560
Median daily rate £475 £450 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +2.86% +6.06%
10th Percentile £300 £325 £313
90th Percentile £599 £600 £575
England median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 78 83
Median hourly rate £38.50 £50.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -23.00% +17.65% -5.56%
10th Percentile £30.00 £18.76 £21.15
90th Percentile £67.70 £82.50 £54.75
Median hourly rate £35.00 £44.28 £41.77
% change year-on-year -20.96% +6.03% +4.41%

.NET
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing .NET as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing .NET in the South East.

Daily rate trend for .NET in the South East

.NET
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing .NET in the South East over the 6 months to 22 October 2020.

Daily rate histogram for .NET in the South East

.NET
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing .NET in the South East.

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 22 October 2020. 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 -10 58 £413 -4.62% 107
Hampshire -33 45 £460 +8.24% 59
Berkshire -6 36 £475 +5.56% 54
Surrey -9 20 £450 +5.88% 49
East Sussex +1 15 £463 +0.27% 25
Oxfordshire +12 12 £375 -9.09% 19
Kent +4 12 £475 +9.83% 32
Buckinghamshire -13 10 £420 -1.18% 34
West Sussex -13 9 £425 -7.61% 35
.NET
England

For the 6 months to 22 October 2020, 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.

1 120 (71.86%) C#
2 65 (38.92%) Agile Software Development
2 65 (38.92%) Azure
3 58 (34.73%) SQL
4 56 (33.53%) SQL Server
5 51 (30.54%) ASP.NET
5 51 (30.54%) Microsoft
6 49 (29.34%) JavaScript
7 39 (23.35%) MVC
8 35 (20.96%) .NET Core
9 34 (20.36%) CSS
10 33 (19.76%) DevOps
11 32 (19.16%) HTML
12 29 (17.37%) Java
13 28 (16.77%) .NET Framework
14 26 (15.57%) React
15 25 (14.97%) AngularJS
15 25 (14.97%) PowerShell
16 24 (14.37%) Selenium
17 23 (13.77%) Windows
17 23 (13.77%) Test Automation
18 22 (13.17%) T-SQL
18 22 (13.17%) Python
19 21 (12.57%) Scrum
19 21 (12.57%) ASP.NET MVC
20 20 (11.98%) TDD
21 18 (10.78%) VB.NET
21 18 (10.78%) Microservices
22 16 (9.58%) ASP.NET Web API
22 16 (9.58%) Continuous Integration

.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 12 (7.19%) Umbraco
2 11 (6.59%) IIS
3 10 (5.99%) Confluence
4 9 (5.39%) SharePoint
5 7 (4.19%) Skype for Business
6 6 (3.59%) BizTalk Server
7 5 (2.99%) CMS
8 3 (1.80%) Kentico
8 3 (1.80%) Sitecore CMS
9 2 (1.20%) Elasticsearch
9 2 (1.20%) EPiServer
9 2 (1.20%) NServiceBus
10 1 (0.60%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 1 (0.60%) Apache
10 1 (0.60%) ColdFusion
10 1 (0.60%) MS Exchange
10 1 (0.60%) OpenWhisk
Applications
1 6 (3.59%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (2.40%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (1.80%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.60%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.60%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 6 (3.59%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.20%) SmartPlant
3 1 (0.60%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.60%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
3 1 (0.60%) StreamServe
Cloud Services
1 65 (38.92%) Azure
2 13 (7.78%) AWS
2 13 (7.78%) PaaS
3 10 (5.99%) Office 365
4 8 (4.79%) Logic Apps
5 7 (4.19%) Power Platform
5 7 (4.19%) Serverless
6 6 (3.59%) Azure Functions
7 5 (2.99%) Dynamics 365
8 4 (2.40%) SaaS
9 3 (1.80%) Azure Active Directory
9 3 (1.80%) Cloud Computing
9 3 (1.80%) GitHub
10 2 (1.20%) AWS CloudFormation
10 2 (1.20%) AWS Lambda
10 2 (1.20%) Azure Data Factory
10 2 (1.20%) GCP
10 2 (1.20%) IaaS
10 2 (1.20%) PowerApps
11 1 (0.60%) Azure ExpressRoute
Communications & Networking
1 14 (8.38%) Firewall
2 12 (7.19%) DNS
3 11 (6.59%) DHCP
4 9 (5.39%) Skype
5 6 (3.59%) PBX
6 3 (1.80%) Bluetooth
6 3 (1.80%) TCP/IP
7 2 (1.20%) HTTP
7 2 (1.20%) Internet
7 2 (1.20%) WAN
8 1 (0.60%) FTP
8 1 (0.60%) IPsec
8 1 (0.60%) MPLS
8 1 (0.60%) Network Security
8 1 (0.60%) Software-Defined Networking
8 1 (0.60%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 56 (33.53%) SQL Server
2 7 (4.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 6 (3.59%) PostgreSQL
4 5 (2.99%) Cosmos DB
4 5 (2.99%) NoSQL
4 5 (2.99%) Oracle Database
4 5 (2.99%) Redis
5 4 (2.40%) Power BI
5 4 (2.40%) Relational Database
5 4 (2.40%) SQL Server 2008
5 4 (2.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (1.80%) Azure SQL Database
6 3 (1.80%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 3 (1.80%) MySQL
6 3 (1.80%) RDBMS
6 3 (1.80%) SQL Server 2012
6 3 (1.80%) SQL Server 2014
6 3 (1.80%) SQL Server 2016
6 3 (1.80%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (1.20%) SQL Server 2017
Development Applications
1 24 (14.37%) Selenium
2 14 (8.38%) Git (software)
2 14 (8.38%) JIRA
2 14 (8.38%) Visual Studio
3 11 (6.59%) Team Foundation Server
4 10 (5.99%) SpecFlow
5 9 (5.39%) TeamCity
6 8 (4.79%) Octopus Deploy
6 8 (4.79%) webpack
7 7 (4.19%) Jenkins
8 6 (3.59%) Babel
8 6 (3.59%) Jasmine
8 6 (3.59%) Subversion
9 5 (2.99%) gulp
10 4 (2.40%) Cucumber
11 3 (1.80%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 3 (1.80%) Bitbucket
11 3 (1.80%) Cypress.io
11 3 (1.80%) NUnit
11 3 (1.80%) ReSharper
General
1 16 (9.58%) Finance
2 10 (5.99%) Public Sector
3 7 (4.19%) Telecoms
4 4 (2.40%) Manufacturing
5 3 (1.80%) Back Office
5 3 (1.80%) Law
5 3 (1.80%) Marketing
6 2 (1.20%) Banking
6 2 (1.20%) Electronics
6 2 (1.20%) Front Office
6 2 (1.20%) Games
6 2 (1.20%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.60%) Automotive
7 1 (0.60%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.60%) Legal
7 1 (0.60%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 101 (60.48%) Developer
2 46 (27.54%) .NET Developer
3 21 (12.57%) C# Developer
4 14 (8.38%) C# .NET Developer
5 13 (7.78%) DevOps Engineer
6 12 (7.19%) Security Engineer
6 12 (7.19%) Senior Developer
7 9 (5.39%) Applications Developer
7 9 (5.39%) Full Stack Developer
7 9 (5.39%) Software Developer
7 9 (5.39%) Test Engineer
8 8 (4.79%) Analyst
8 8 (4.79%) Consultant
9 7 (4.19%) Architect
9 7 (4.19%) Azure Developer
9 7 (4.19%) Senior .NET Developer
10 6 (3.59%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
10 6 (3.59%) Solutions Architect
10 6 (3.59%) Umbraco Developer
11 5 (2.99%) Applications Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 51 (30.54%) ASP.NET
2 35 (20.96%) .NET Core
3 34 (20.36%) CSS
4 32 (19.16%) HTML
5 28 (16.77%) .NET Framework
6 26 (15.57%) React
7 25 (14.97%) AngularJS
8 21 (12.57%) ASP.NET MVC
9 16 (9.58%) ASP.NET Web API
10 15 (8.98%) Web Services
11 13 (7.78%) HTML5
11 13 (7.78%) jQuery
11 13 (7.78%) REST
12 11 (6.59%) XML
13 10 (5.99%) RESTful
13 10 (5.99%) Swagger
14 9 (5.39%) Entity Framework
15 8 (4.79%) CSS3
16 7 (4.19%) Spring
17 6 (3.59%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 8 (4.79%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (4.19%) User Experience
3 6 (3.59%) Data Centre
3 6 (3.59%) Mobile App
3 6 (3.59%) PKI
4 5 (2.99%) Greenfield Project
4 5 (2.99%) Management Information System
5 4 (2.40%) NHS
6 3 (1.80%) Cloud Native
6 3 (1.80%) Enterprise Cloud
6 3 (1.80%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (1.80%) Life Science
6 3 (1.80%) Self-Motivation
7 2 (1.20%) Data Structures
7 2 (1.20%) Robotics
8 1 (0.60%) Blog
8 1 (0.60%) Derivative
8 1 (0.60%) Mainframe
8 1 (0.60%) Private Cloud
8 1 (0.60%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 23 (13.77%) Windows
2 10 (5.99%) Linux
3 7 (4.19%) Android
3 7 (4.19%) Windows Server
4 6 (3.59%) Apple iOS
4 6 (3.59%) Windows Server 2012
4 6 (3.59%) Windows Server 2016
5 2 (1.20%) Unix
5 2 (1.20%) Windows 10
6 1 (0.60%) AIX
6 1 (0.60%) HPUX
6 1 (0.60%) MVS
6 1 (0.60%) Solaris
6 1 (0.60%) Ubuntu
6 1 (0.60%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (38.92%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (23.35%) MVC
3 33 (19.76%) DevOps
4 23 (13.77%) Test Automation
5 21 (12.57%) Scrum
6 20 (11.98%) TDD
7 18 (10.78%) Microservices
8 16 (9.58%) Continuous Integration
9 14 (8.38%) Migration
10 13 (7.78%) OWASP
11 12 (7.19%) ITIL
11 12 (7.19%) Security Testing
12 11 (6.59%) Continuous Delivery
12 11 (6.59%) CRM
12 11 (6.59%) Security Architecture
13 10 (5.99%) BDD
13 10 (5.99%) Cybersecurity
13 10 (5.99%) High Availability
13 10 (5.99%) Infrastructure as Code
13 10 (5.99%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 120 (71.86%) C#
2 58 (34.73%) SQL
3 49 (29.34%) JavaScript
4 29 (17.37%) Java
5 25 (14.97%) PowerShell
6 22 (13.17%) Python
6 22 (13.17%) T-SQL
7 18 (10.78%) VB.NET
8 15 (8.98%) C++
9 14 (8.38%) PHP
10 10 (5.99%) C
11 5 (2.99%) VB
12 4 (2.40%) Bash Shell
12 4 (2.40%) Objective-C
12 4 (2.40%) PL/SQL
12 4 (2.40%) TypeScript
13 3 (1.80%) Apple Swift
13 3 (1.80%) Perl
14 2 (1.20%) Shell Script
14 2 (1.20%) VB6
Qualifications
1 10 (5.99%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (3.59%) SC Cleared
2 6 (3.59%) Security Cleared
3 5 (2.99%) Degree
4 3 (1.80%) DV Cleared
4 3 (1.80%) MCITP
5 2 (1.20%) MCAD
5 2 (1.20%) MCPD
6 1 (0.60%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.60%) CCNP
6 1 (0.60%) CEH
6 1 (0.60%) CISA
6 1 (0.60%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.60%) CISM
6 1 (0.60%) CISSP
6 1 (0.60%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (0.60%) CRISC
6 1 (0.60%) ISSAP
6 1 (0.60%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.60%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (8.98%) QA
2 13 (7.78%) NIST
3 10 (5.99%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (1.20%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 2 (1.20%) PCI DSS
4 2 (1.20%) SLA
5 1 (0.60%) COBIT
5 1 (0.60%) COSO
5 1 (0.60%) FINREP
5 1 (0.60%) GDPR
5 1 (0.60%) HL7
5 1 (0.60%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 15 (8.98%) Active Directory
2 13 (7.78%) Docker
3 9 (5.39%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (3.59%) Hyper-V
5 2 (1.20%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.60%) Citrix Hypervisor
6 1 (0.60%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 12 (7.19%) Kubernetes
2 11 (6.59%) Terraform
3 9 (5.39%) HP ALM
3 9 (5.39%) HP Fortify
4 5 (2.99%) Ansible
5 4 (2.40%) SCCM
6 3 (1.80%) Microsoft Intune
7 1 (0.60%) Kibana
7 1 (0.60%) SCOM
7 1 (0.60%) Single Sign-On
7 1 (0.60%) WMI
7 1 (0.60%) WSUS
Vendors
1 51 (30.54%) Microsoft
2 11 (6.59%) VMware
3 9 (5.39%) Black Duck
3 9 (5.39%) HP
3 9 (5.39%) Micro Focus
3 9 (5.39%) Oracle
3 9 (5.39%) Qualys
3 9 (5.39%) Sonatype
4 7 (4.19%) Sitecore
5 6 (3.59%) ArcSight
5 6 (3.59%) Sonus
6 5 (2.99%) SAP
7 4 (2.40%) Xamarin
8 3 (1.80%) Adobe
9 2 (1.20%) Atlassian
9 2 (1.20%) Citrix
10 1 (0.60%) Juniper
10 1 (0.60%) Pegasus
10 1 (0.60%) Red Hat
10 1 (0.60%) Sage