Period
to 26 January 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 26 January 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
26 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 16 13 28
Rank change year-on-year -3 +15 -7
Contract jobs citing .NET 858 1,351 1,069
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 7.59% 8.54% 6.46%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 30.05% 26.39% 22.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 592 1,039 806
South East median daily rate £425 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +13.33% -
10th Percentile £313 £315 £313
90th Percentile £575 £575 £516
England median daily rate £450 £454 £425
% change year-on-year -0.88% +6.82% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 8 17
South East median hourly rate £42.50 £50.00 £46.69
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.00% +7.09% +9.86%
10th Percentile £35.00 £23.71 £36.40
90th Percentile £51.50 £58.38 £52.50
England median hourly rate £42.50 £44.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year -4.49% -1.11% +16.13%

.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 2,855 5,119 4,714
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 25.26% 32.34% 28.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,810 3,310 2,951
South East median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £313 £319 £300
90th Percentile £594 £575 £575
England median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +0.10% +5.16% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 63 84
South East median hourly rate £45.00 £42.50 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.88% -5.56% +9.76%
10th Percentile £16.14 £26.65 £22.50
90th Percentile £82.50 £53.50 £52.50
England median hourly rate £42.50 £41.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year +2.41% +3.75% -

.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 26 January 2020.

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 26 January 2020.

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 26 January 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 -7 324 £425 - 269
Berkshire +3 219 £425 -2.86% 118
Hampshire +3 192 £425 - 171
Surrey +3 164 £425 -15.00% 205
West Sussex +13 87 £450 +9.09% 57
Buckinghamshire -13 71 £400 -11.11% 62
East Sussex -2 54 £575 +37.31% 35
Kent -7 41 £438 +2.94% 60
Oxfordshire -10 34 £400 -3.03% 89
Middlesex +1 2 £488 -2.50% 1
Isle of Wight - 1 £338 -
.NET
England

For the 6 months to 26 January 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.

1 640 (74.59%) C#
2 353 (41.14%) SQL Server
3 340 (39.63%) Azure
4 311 (36.25%) Agile Software Development
5 293 (34.15%) SQL
6 287 (33.45%) JavaScript
7 272 (31.70%) ASP.NET
8 253 (29.49%) MVC
9 245 (28.55%) Microsoft
10 193 (22.49%) .NET Core
11 185 (21.56%) AngularJS
12 169 (19.70%) .NET Framework
13 166 (19.35%) HTML
14 164 (19.11%) CSS
15 145 (16.90%) ASP.NET Web API
16 131 (15.27%) Test Automation
17 130 (15.15%) Scrum
17 130 (15.15%) DevOps
18 120 (13.99%) TDD
19 111 (12.94%) ASP.NET MVC
20 97 (11.31%) Git (software)
21 94 (10.96%) Visual Studio
22 82 (9.56%) jQuery
23 76 (8.86%) Java
23 76 (8.86%) T-SQL
24 75 (8.74%) BDD
25 74 (8.62%) Finance
25 74 (8.62%) Selenium
25 74 (8.62%) Software Engineering
26 73 (8.51%) 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 46 (5.36%) SharePoint
2 30 (3.50%) Umbraco
3 28 (3.26%) IIS
4 25 (2.91%) CMS
5 20 (2.33%) BizTalk Server
6 15 (1.75%) Elasticsearch
6 15 (1.75%) EPiServer
7 11 (1.28%) Confluence
7 11 (1.28%) WebSphere
8 8 (0.93%) SharePoint 2013
8 8 (0.93%) Sitecore CMS
9 5 (0.58%) Apache
9 5 (0.58%) JBoss
10 4 (0.47%) Cloud Foundry
10 4 (0.47%) Tomcat
11 2 (0.23%) Drupal
11 2 (0.23%) WebLogic
11 2 (0.23%) WordPress
12 1 (0.12%) DNN
12 1 (0.12%) Immediacy CMS
Applications
1 9 (1.05%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (0.70%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (0.35%) Microsoft Project
3 3 (0.35%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.12%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 39 (4.55%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.58%) Dynamics AX
2 5 (0.58%) Dynamics GP
2 5 (0.58%) SAP BPC
3 3 (0.35%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (0.35%) Oracle ERP
4 2 (0.23%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (0.23%) Magento
4 2 (0.23%) SAP HR
4 2 (0.23%) Sprinklr
5 1 (0.12%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.12%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 340 (39.63%) Azure
2 60 (6.99%) AWS
3 54 (6.29%) SaaS
4 47 (5.48%) Serverless
5 44 (5.13%) Azure Functions
6 39 (4.55%) PaaS
7 36 (4.20%) Azure Active Directory
8 31 (3.61%) Dynamics 365
9 28 (3.26%) Power Platform
10 25 (2.91%) IaaS
11 22 (2.56%) GitHub
12 13 (1.52%) Office 365
13 9 (1.05%) GCP
14 8 (0.93%) Microsoft Flow
14 8 (0.93%) PowerApps
15 6 (0.70%) Azure Data Factory
15 6 (0.70%) Cloud Computing
15 6 (0.70%) OpenShift
16 5 (0.58%) Google Analytics
16 5 (0.58%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 11 (1.28%) DNS
2 6 (0.70%) Network Security
3 5 (0.58%) Firewall
3 5 (0.58%) HTTP
3 5 (0.58%) Internet
3 5 (0.58%) IPv6
4 4 (0.47%) SNMP
4 4 (0.47%) TCP/IP
5 3 (0.35%) Bluetooth
5 3 (0.35%) PuTTY
5 3 (0.35%) WinSCP
6 2 (0.23%) Intranet
6 2 (0.23%) PPP
6 2 (0.23%) Skype
6 2 (0.23%) SSL
7 1 (0.12%) 802.15
7 1 (0.12%) AMQP
7 1 (0.12%) DMZ
7 1 (0.12%) VPN
7 1 (0.12%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 353 (41.14%) SQL Server
2 63 (7.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 50 (5.83%) Relational Database
4 40 (4.66%) Azure SQL Database
5 35 (4.08%) SQL Server 2012
6 33 (3.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 31 (3.61%) SQL Server 2016
8 28 (3.26%) MongoDB
8 28 (3.26%) SQL Server 2008
9 25 (2.91%) MySQL
10 21 (2.45%) Cosmos DB
10 21 (2.45%) Power BI
11 19 (2.21%) NoSQL
12 17 (1.98%) Redis
13 15 (1.75%) Data Warehouse
14 14 (1.63%) SQL Server 2005
15 12 (1.40%) SQL Server 2014
16 11 (1.28%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 6 (0.70%) DTS
17 6 (0.70%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 97 (11.31%) Git (software)
2 94 (10.96%) Visual Studio
3 74 (8.62%) Selenium
4 54 (6.29%) Team Foundation Server
5 50 (5.83%) JIRA
6 39 (4.55%) Jenkins
7 36 (4.20%) TeamCity
8 35 (4.08%) Cucumber
9 31 (3.61%) WebDriver
10 30 (3.50%) Octopus Deploy
10 30 (3.50%) Visual Studio Team System
11 27 (3.15%) SpecFlow
12 18 (2.10%) NUnit
13 16 (1.86%) gulp
13 16 (1.86%) webpack
14 15 (1.75%) Subversion
15 14 (1.63%) Jasmine
15 14 (1.63%) ReSharper
16 12 (1.40%) Babel
16 12 (1.40%) SoapUI
General
1 74 (8.62%) Finance
2 20 (2.33%) Retail
3 19 (2.21%) Public Sector
4 16 (1.86%) Telecoms
5 12 (1.40%) Banking
6 7 (0.82%) Law
7 6 (0.70%) Manufacturing
7 6 (0.70%) Marketing
8 5 (0.58%) German Language
8 5 (0.58%) Publishing
9 4 (0.47%) Advertising
10 3 (0.35%) Back Office
10 3 (0.35%) French Language
10 3 (0.35%) Pharmaceutical
11 2 (0.23%) Aerospace
11 2 (0.23%) Automotive
11 2 (0.23%) Electronics
11 2 (0.23%) Italian Language
12 1 (0.12%) Games
12 1 (0.12%) Legal
Job Titles
1 615 (71.68%) Developer
2 364 (42.42%) .NET Developer
3 168 (19.58%) C# Developer
4 118 (13.75%) C# .NET Developer
5 70 (8.16%) Software Developer
6 57 (6.64%) Full Stack Developer
7 49 (5.71%) Analyst
8 48 (5.59%) Senior Developer
9 45 (5.24%) Azure Developer
10 37 (4.31%) .NET Software Developer
10 37 (4.31%) Senior .NET Developer
11 36 (4.20%) Angular Developer
11 36 (4.20%) ASP.NET Developer
12 34 (3.96%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
12 34 (3.96%) SQL Developer
13 33 (3.85%) Test Analyst
14 32 (3.73%) Architect
15 29 (3.38%) Automation Test Analyst
16 27 (3.15%) DevOps Engineer
17 26 (3.03%) C# Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 272 (31.70%) ASP.NET
2 193 (22.49%) .NET Core
3 185 (21.56%) AngularJS
4 169 (19.70%) .NET Framework
5 166 (19.35%) HTML
6 164 (19.11%) CSS
7 145 (16.90%) ASP.NET Web API
8 111 (12.94%) ASP.NET MVC
9 82 (9.56%) jQuery
10 72 (8.39%) React
11 68 (7.93%) Web Services
12 54 (6.29%) Entity Framework
13 50 (5.83%) REST
13 50 (5.83%) XML
14 48 (5.59%) RESTful
15 47 (5.48%) HTML5
16 46 (5.36%) JSON
17 44 (5.13%) WPF
18 38 (4.43%) Twitter Bootstrap
19 34 (3.96%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 41 (4.78%) Analytical Skills
2 32 (3.73%) Enterprise Software
3 25 (2.91%) Greenfield Project
4 16 (1.86%) Mobile App
5 14 (1.63%) Data Structures
6 12 (1.40%) EPoS
7 11 (1.28%) Self-Motivation
7 11 (1.28%) User Experience
8 10 (1.17%) Embedded Systems
9 9 (1.05%) Public Cloud
10 8 (0.93%) Algorithms
11 7 (0.82%) Analytical Mindset
11 7 (0.82%) Management Information System
12 6 (0.70%) Clustering
12 6 (0.70%) Life Science
12 6 (0.70%) Smartphone
13 5 (0.58%) Social Media
14 4 (0.47%) Linux Command Line
14 4 (0.47%) Virtual Team
15 3 (0.35%) Cloud Native
Operating Systems
1 73 (8.51%) Windows
2 36 (4.20%) Linux
3 19 (2.21%) Windows Server
4 13 (1.52%) Android
5 12 (1.40%) Apple iOS
5 12 (1.40%) Windows Server 2008
6 10 (1.17%) Windows Server 2012
7 7 (0.82%) Unix
8 6 (0.70%) VMS
9 5 (0.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 5 (0.58%) Windows 8
9 5 (0.58%) Windows Server 2003
10 4 (0.47%) Windows 10
10 4 (0.47%) Windows 7
11 3 (0.35%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.12%) CentOS
12 1 (0.12%) Debian
12 1 (0.12%) Embedded Linux
12 1 (0.12%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 311 (36.25%) Agile Software Development
2 253 (29.49%) MVC
3 131 (15.27%) Test Automation
4 130 (15.15%) DevOps
4 130 (15.15%) Scrum
5 120 (13.99%) TDD
6 75 (8.74%) BDD
7 74 (8.62%) Software Engineering
8 73 (8.51%) Continuous Integration
9 65 (7.58%) Problem-Solving
10 61 (7.11%) Microservices
11 55 (6.41%) Web Development
12 54 (6.29%) OO
12 54 (6.29%) SDLC
13 49 (5.71%) CRM
14 44 (5.13%) Unit Testing
15 38 (4.43%) Migration
16 33 (3.85%) SOLID
17 28 (3.26%) OWASP
18 24 (2.80%) Computer Science
Programming Languages
1 640 (74.59%) C#
2 293 (34.15%) SQL
3 287 (33.45%) JavaScript
4 76 (8.86%) Java
4 76 (8.86%) T-SQL
5 49 (5.71%) VB.NET
6 47 (5.48%) PowerShell
7 38 (4.43%) TypeScript
8 34 (3.96%) C++
9 31 (3.61%) Python
10 25 (2.91%) PHP
11 13 (1.52%) C
12 12 (1.40%) Bash Shell
13 11 (1.28%) VB
14 9 (1.05%) F#
15 8 (0.93%) Ruby
16 7 (0.82%) PL/SQL
16 7 (0.82%) R
16 7 (0.82%) VBScript
17 6 (0.70%) ES6
Qualifications
1 52 (6.06%) Security Cleared
2 42 (4.90%) SC Cleared
3 39 (4.55%) Degree
4 20 (2.33%) Computer Science Degree
5 8 (0.93%) ISEB
5 8 (0.93%) ISTQB
5 8 (0.93%) Microsoft Certification
6 6 (0.70%) Numerate Degree
7 5 (0.58%) DV Cleared
8 4 (0.47%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 3 (0.35%) BPSS Clearance
9 3 (0.35%) ISEB Practitioner
9 3 (0.35%) MCDBA
9 3 (0.35%) MCITP
10 2 (0.23%) CISA
11 1 (0.12%) CISM
11 1 (0.12%) CISSP
11 1 (0.12%) GIAC
11 1 (0.12%) MBA
11 1 (0.12%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 59 (6.88%) QA
2 5 (0.58%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (0.23%) PMO
3 2 (0.23%) SLA
4 1 (0.12%) Government Security Classifications
4 1 (0.12%) HL7
4 1 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.12%) NIST
4 1 (0.12%) PSD2
4 1 (0.12%) SNOMED CT
4 1 (0.12%) WCAG
System Software
1 41 (4.78%) Active Directory
2 38 (4.43%) Docker
3 9 (1.05%) Virtual Machines
4 8 (0.93%) VMware Infrastructure
5 7 (0.82%) Hyper-V
6 4 (0.47%) LXC
7 3 (0.35%) VMware Workstation
7 3 (0.35%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 41 (4.78%) Kubernetes
2 15 (1.75%) Ansible
3 12 (1.40%) Terraform
4 10 (1.17%) HP ALM
4 10 (1.17%) Puppet
5 8 (0.93%) MIIS
6 6 (0.70%) Microsoft Clustering
7 5 (0.58%) Single Sign-On
8 1 (0.12%) cPanel
8 1 (0.12%) Grafana
8 1 (0.12%) HP Fortify
8 1 (0.12%) Kibana
8 1 (0.12%) Microsoft Intune
8 1 (0.12%) TeamSite
Vendors
1 245 (28.55%) Microsoft
2 52 (6.06%) Oracle
3 16 (1.86%) Xamarin
4 15 (1.75%) Google
5 14 (1.63%) Sitecore
6 13 (1.52%) HP
7 12 (1.40%) Cognos
8 11 (1.28%) VMware
9 8 (0.93%) Citrix
9 8 (0.93%) SAP
10 7 (0.82%) AppDynamics
10 7 (0.82%) Salesforce.com
11 6 (0.70%) DevExpress
11 6 (0.70%) webMethods
12 5 (0.58%) Blue Prism
12 5 (0.58%) IBM
12 5 (0.58%) Planview
12 5 (0.58%) Red Hat
13 4 (0.47%) Software AG
13 4 (0.47%) Workday