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 24 June 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.

Microsoft .NET (dotNet)
England / South East
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 31 20 20
Rank change year-on-year -11 0  
Contract jobs citing .NET 452 656 720
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 5.92% 7.35% 7.62%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 21.55% 27.52% 30.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 323 420 502
Median daily rate £375 £398 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.66% +13.57%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £302 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £493 £500 £470
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £338
% change year-on-year +3.57% +3.70%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 15 7
Median hourly rate £45.00 £42.50 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.88% -5.55%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £11.00 £40.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £56.50 £46.00 £52.19
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.25 £39.38 £40.00
% change year-on-year +9.84% -1.56%  

.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 2097 2384 2373
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 27.45% 26.72% 25.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 1340 1528 1500
Median daily rate £400 £400 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +10.34%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £465
UK excluding London median daily rate £398 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.00% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 55 26
Median hourly rate £42.50 £43.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.16% +7.50%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.40 £12.50 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.50 £55.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £36.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +18.05% -10.00%  

.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 24 June 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 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 3 months to 24 June 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 24 June 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 +1 115 £360 -10.00% 93
Berkshire -9 78 £400 - 47
Surrey -15 75 £410 +2.50% 72
Kent +7 70 £350 -6.66% 21
Oxfordshire -5 32 £400 -13.51% 38
East Sussex -6 31 £338 -15.62% 18
Buckinghamshire -43 29 £400 +14.28% 44
West Sussex -1 17 £400 - 26
Middlesex +1 4 £363 +0.76% 1
.NET
England

For the 6 months to 24 June 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.

1 727 (72.27%) C#
2 458 (45.53%) SQL Server
3 402 (39.96%) JavaScript
4 391 (38.87%) ASP.NET
4 391 (38.87%) MVC
5 388 (38.57%) Agile Software Development
6 367 (36.48%) SQL
7 328 (32.60%) HTML
8 319 (31.71%) CSS
9 282 (28.03%) Microsoft
10 251 (24.95%) .NET Framework
11 246 (24.45%) Web Services
12 216 (21.47%) Team Foundation Server
13 194 (19.28%) ASP.NET Web API
14 178 (17.69%) TDD
15 173 (17.20%) AngularJS
16 172 (17.10%) jQuery
17 170 (16.90%) ASP.NET MVC
18 161 (16.00%) WCF
19 145 (14.41%) XML
20 139 (13.82%) Windows
21 138 (13.72%) Entity Framework
22 127 (12.62%) Finance
23 126 (12.52%) Visual Studio
24 125 (12.43%) REST
25 122 (12.13%) Oracle
26 121 (12.03%) Microsoft Azure
27 117 (11.63%) Scrum
28 116 (11.53%) VB.NET
29 114 (11.33%) HTML5

.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 92 (9.15%) CMS
2 72 (7.16%) SharePoint
3 71 (7.06%) IIS
4 42 (4.17%) EPiServer
5 30 (2.98%) Sitecore CMS
6 29 (2.88%) SharePoint 2013
7 21 (2.09%) BizTalk Server
8 18 (1.79%) Umbraco
9 15 (1.49%) NServiceBus
10 11 (1.09%) Apache
11 8 (0.80%) SharePoint 2010
12 7 (0.70%) MS Exchange
12 7 (0.70%) Tomcat
13 6 (0.60%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 5 (0.50%) SharePoint Server
15 4 (0.40%) DNN
15 4 (0.40%) FileNet
15 4 (0.40%) JBoss
15 4 (0.40%) Kentico
15 4 (0.40%) nginx
Applications
1 18 (1.79%) Microsoft Office
2 13 (1.29%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (0.30%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.20%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 2 (0.20%) Chatbot
4 2 (0.20%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.20%) Microsoft Project
4 2 (0.20%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.099%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.099%) Fireworks
5 1 (0.099%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 54 (5.37%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (0.60%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.30%) Oracle Applications
3 3 (0.30%) Siebel CRM
4 2 (0.20%) Dynamics GP
4 2 (0.20%) Pega PRPC
4 2 (0.20%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (0.20%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 2 (0.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.099%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.099%) Oracle CRM
5 1 (0.099%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 121 (12.03%) Microsoft Azure
2 39 (3.88%) Amazon AWS
3 28 (2.78%) SaaS
4 19 (1.89%) PaaS
5 17 (1.69%) IaaS
6 16 (1.59%) Office 365
7 7 (0.70%) Cloud Computing
8 5 (0.50%) Amazon EC2
8 5 (0.50%) GitHub
9 3 (0.30%) AWS Lambda
9 3 (0.30%) Mailgun
9 3 (0.30%) Oracle Service Cloud
10 2 (0.20%) Dynamics 365
10 2 (0.20%) Google Analytics
10 2 (0.20%) OpenShift
10 2 (0.20%) Oracle CX
11 1 (0.099%) Amazon S3
11 1 (0.099%) AWS CloudFormation
11 1 (0.099%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 17 (1.69%) DNS
1 17 (1.69%) Firewall
2 13 (1.29%) Internet
3 9 (0.89%) LDAP
3 9 (0.89%) PuTTY
3 9 (0.89%) WinSCP
4 8 (0.80%) HTTP
4 8 (0.80%) Intranet
4 8 (0.80%) LAN
5 7 (0.70%) Network Security
6 6 (0.60%) Extranet
7 5 (0.50%) MPLS
7 5 (0.50%) SNMP
7 5 (0.50%) Wireless
8 4 (0.40%) 802.11
8 4 (0.40%) Cisco IPT
8 4 (0.40%) IP Telephony
8 4 (0.40%) IPsec
8 4 (0.40%) QSIG
8 4 (0.40%) Telepresence
Database & Business Intelligence
1 458 (45.53%) SQL Server
2 66 (6.56%) SQL Server 2008
3 61 (6.06%) SQL Server 2012
4 49 (4.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 35 (3.48%) Data Warehouse
6 31 (3.08%) Oracle Database
7 30 (2.98%) NoSQL
7 30 (2.98%) SQL Server 2005
8 27 (2.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 26 (2.58%) Relational Database
10 23 (2.29%) SQL Server 2014
11 22 (2.19%) Oracle Database 11g
12 18 (1.79%) MongoDB
13 17 (1.69%) Redis
14 14 (1.39%) SQL Server 2016
15 13 (1.29%) Azure SQL Database
16 11 (1.09%) MySQL
16 11 (1.09%) Oracle Database 10g
17 9 (0.89%) RDBMS
18 8 (0.80%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 216 (21.47%) Team Foundation Server
2 126 (12.52%) Visual Studio
3 93 (9.24%) Git (software)
4 44 (4.37%) Selenium
5 41 (4.08%) TeamCity
6 38 (3.78%) Octopus Deploy
7 34 (3.38%) MSBuild
7 34 (3.38%) ReSharper
8 27 (2.68%) NUnit
8 27 (2.68%) SpecFlow
8 27 (2.68%) Visual Studio Team System
9 24 (2.39%) Jenkins
9 24 (2.39%) Moq
10 20 (1.99%) JIRA
11 19 (1.89%) Subversion
12 18 (1.79%) Eclipse
13 17 (1.69%) Ant
14 14 (1.39%) JSUnit
15 13 (1.29%) HP UFT
16 12 (1.19%) Maven
General
1 127 (12.62%) Finance
2 35 (3.48%) Advertising
3 21 (2.09%) Marketing
4 19 (1.89%) Banking
5 13 (1.29%) Back Office
6 12 (1.19%) Retail
7 11 (1.09%) Telecoms
8 10 (0.99%) Publishing
9 6 (0.60%) Automotive
10 5 (0.50%) Electronics
11 3 (0.30%) Billing
11 3 (0.30%) Games
12 2 (0.20%) Aerospace
12 2 (0.20%) Financial Institution
12 2 (0.20%) German Language
12 2 (0.20%) Investment Banking
12 2 (0.20%) Legal
12 2 (0.20%) Manufacturing
12 2 (0.20%) Pharmaceutical
13 1 (0.099%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 791 (78.63%) Developer
2 503 (50.00%) .NET Developer
3 309 (30.72%) C# Developer
4 264 (26.24%) C# .NET Developer
5 112 (11.13%) SQL Developer
6 104 (10.34%) ASP.NET Developer
7 95 (9.44%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
8 79 (7.85%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 56 (5.57%) Software Developer
9 56 (5.57%) WPF Developer
10 55 (5.47%) Sitecore Developer
11 54 (5.37%) Senior Developer
12 39 (3.88%) Senior .NET Developer
13 36 (3.58%) SQL Server Developer
13 36 (3.58%) WCF Developer
14 34 (3.38%) Architect
15 33 (3.28%) C# WPF Developer
15 33 (3.28%) Tester
15 33 (3.28%) Web Developer
16 31 (3.08%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 391 (38.87%) ASP.NET
2 328 (32.60%) HTML
3 319 (31.71%) CSS
4 251 (24.95%) .NET Framework
5 246 (24.45%) Web Services
6 194 (19.28%) ASP.NET Web API
7 173 (17.20%) AngularJS
8 172 (17.10%) jQuery
9 170 (16.90%) ASP.NET MVC
10 161 (16.00%) WCF
11 145 (14.41%) XML
12 138 (13.72%) Entity Framework
13 125 (12.43%) REST
14 114 (11.33%) HTML5
15 90 (8.95%) Ajax
16 83 (8.25%) LINQ
17 76 (7.55%) WPF
18 62 (6.16%) CSS3
19 59 (5.86%) JSON
20 58 (5.77%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 50 (4.97%) Algorithms
2 37 (3.68%) Greenfield Project
3 30 (2.98%) Analytical Skills
4 27 (2.68%) Mobile App
5 24 (2.39%) Client/Server
6 23 (2.29%) Computer Science
7 21 (2.09%) User Experience
8 20 (1.99%) Management Information System
9 16 (1.59%) N-Tier
10 12 (1.19%) Enterprise Software
11 11 (1.09%) Virtual Team
12 7 (0.70%) Clustering
12 7 (0.70%) Linux Command Line
12 7 (0.70%) Replication
13 6 (0.60%) Mainframe
13 6 (0.60%) W3C
14 5 (0.50%) AS400
14 5 (0.50%) Driving Licence
14 5 (0.50%) iPad
15 4 (0.40%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 139 (13.82%) Windows
2 53 (5.27%) Linux
3 52 (5.17%) Windows Server
4 22 (2.19%) Windows Server 2012
5 20 (1.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 18 (1.79%) Unix
7 14 (1.39%) Android
8 11 (1.09%) Windows Server 2008
9 9 (0.89%) Apple iOS
10 8 (0.80%) Windows Server 2003
11 6 (0.60%) Solaris
12 5 (0.50%) Debian
13 4 (0.40%) CentOS
13 4 (0.40%) Windows 7
14 2 (0.20%) AIX
14 2 (0.20%) MVS
14 2 (0.20%) Windows 10
15 1 (0.099%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 391 (38.87%) MVC
2 388 (38.57%) Agile Software Development
3 178 (17.69%) TDD
4 117 (11.63%) Scrum
5 102 (10.14%) Web Development
6 78 (7.75%) Unit Testing
7 77 (7.65%) CRM
8 76 (7.55%) DevOps
9 74 (7.36%) Continuous Integration
10 66 (6.56%) SDLC
11 64 (6.36%) Migration
12 61 (6.06%) Test Automation
13 59 (5.86%) BDD
14 51 (5.07%) Multithreading
14 51 (5.07%) SOA
15 48 (4.77%) SOLID
16 47 (4.67%) Data Management
17 46 (4.57%) Multithreaded Programming
18 45 (4.47%) MVVM
19 42 (4.17%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 727 (72.27%) C#
2 402 (39.96%) JavaScript
3 367 (36.48%) SQL
4 116 (11.53%) VB.NET
5 98 (9.74%) Java
6 81 (8.05%) T-SQL
7 51 (5.07%) PowerShell
8 35 (3.48%) TypeScript
9 34 (3.38%) VB
10 29 (2.88%) C++
11 26 (2.58%) Python
12 22 (2.19%) C
13 19 (1.89%) PHP
14 18 (1.79%) F#
15 12 (1.19%) PL/SQL
16 9 (0.89%) Bash Shell
17 8 (0.80%) VBScript
18 7 (0.70%) Apex Code
18 7 (0.70%) Scala
19 6 (0.60%) ES6
Qualifications
1 70 (6.96%) Security Cleared
2 55 (5.47%) SC Cleared
3 38 (3.78%) Degree
4 14 (1.39%) DV Cleared
5 13 (1.29%) Microsoft Certification
6 11 (1.09%) Computer Science Degree
7 8 (0.80%) ISEB
8 7 (0.70%) HNC
8 7 (0.70%) ISTQB
8 7 (0.70%) MCSE
9 5 (0.50%) CISSP
9 5 (0.50%) ISEB Practitioner
9 5 (0.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 4 (0.40%) BPSS Clearance
10 4 (0.40%) CCNP
10 4 (0.40%) Cisco Certification
11 3 (0.30%) CCNA
12 2 (0.20%) CISA
12 2 (0.20%) MCTS
12 2 (0.20%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (2.78%) QA
2 10 (0.99%) Data Quality
3 4 (0.40%) SLA
4 3 (0.30%) PMO
5 2 (0.20%) Disclosure Scotland
5 2 (0.20%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.099%) HL7
System Software
1 21 (2.09%) Active Directory
2 9 (0.89%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (0.89%) vSphere
3 7 (0.70%) Virtual Machines
4 5 (0.50%) Docker
4 5 (0.50%) Oracle RAC
5 4 (0.40%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 4 (0.40%) Terminal Services
5 4 (0.40%) Virtual Servers
5 4 (0.40%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (0.30%) Hyper-V
7 2 (0.20%) Samba
8 1 (0.099%) XenApp
8 1 (0.099%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 11 (1.09%) Puppet
2 8 (0.80%) Opscode Chef
2 8 (0.80%) vRealize
3 6 (0.60%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 4 (0.40%) Ansible
5 3 (0.30%) Tivoli
6 2 (0.20%) Microsoft Clustering
7 1 (0.099%) Amdocs OSS
7 1 (0.099%) Netcool
7 1 (0.099%) SCCM
7 1 (0.099%) Terraform
Vendors
1 282 (28.03%) Microsoft
2 122 (12.13%) Oracle
3 70 (6.96%) Sitecore
4 32 (3.18%) HP
5 21 (2.09%) Telerik
6 20 (1.99%) VMware
7 19 (1.89%) Red Hat
8 15 (1.49%) ServiceNow
8 15 (1.49%) Xamarin
9 11 (1.09%) Google
9 11 (1.09%) IBM
9 11 (1.09%) Infragistics
9 11 (1.09%) SAP
10 9 (0.89%) Salesforce.com
11 7 (0.70%) AppDynamics
11 7 (0.70%) Citrix
12 6 (0.60%) Atlassian
12 6 (0.60%) DevExpress
12 6 (0.60%) Remedy
12 6 (0.60%) Serena
Berkshire
Oscar
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Ventnor, Isle of Wight
IT Retail People Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Good rates and Opportunity
Posted: Yesterday
Reigate, Surrey
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £25000 - £27000 per annum + Pro rata 6 month fixed term
Posted: Yesterday
Sutton, Surrey
Capital IT Resourcing LTD
Rate: £325 - £340 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Leatherhead, Surrey
TLP Consultancy Ltd.
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Southampton, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
AMS contingency
Posted: 3 days ago
Surrey
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Posted: 3 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Interact Consulting
Rate: £400
Posted: 2 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Posted: 4 days ago
Buckinghamshire
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Hampshire
CPS Group UK
Rate: £390 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Asset Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Reading
Vivid Resourcing
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £349 - £501 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Buckinghamshire
Nigel Frank International
Posted: 3 days ago
Southampton
University Hospital Southampton
Rate: £26,565 - £35,577 pa
Posted: 24 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
MARS Technical Recruitment
Rate: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum benefits
Posted: 3 days ago