Period
to 8 August 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 8 August 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
8 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 35 15 24
Rank change year-on-year -20 +9 +2
Contract jobs citing .NET 256 1,264 1,228
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the South East 5.16% 8.57% 7.31%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 23.79% 30.72% 23.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 161 927 911
Median daily rate £404 £443 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.64% +10.63% +6.67%
10th Percentile £300 £330 £306
90th Percentile £569 £575 £525
England median daily rate £475 £450 £445
% change year-on-year +5.56% +1.12% +7.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 27 17
Median hourly rate - £48.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +37.14% -22.22%
England median hourly rate £35.00 £45.64 £42.27
% change year-on-year -23.30% +7.97% -0.55%

.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 1,076 4,115 5,323
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 21.68% 27.90% 31.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 668 2,569 3,430
Median daily rate £463 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +4.29%
10th Percentile £313 £325 £313
90th Percentile £588 £588 £575
England median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 83 97
Median hourly rate £42.00 £50.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.00% +17.65% -
10th Percentile £30.75 £21.48 £9.58
90th Percentile £63.15 £60.00 £53.75
Median hourly rate £35.00 £45.00 £41.50
% change year-on-year -22.22% +8.43% +3.75%

.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 8 August 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 8 August 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 -13 110 £385 -14.44% 105
Hampshire -26 61 £475 +11.76% 51
Berkshire -9 56 £400 -11.11% 37
Surrey -18 36 £400 -6.98% 41
Oxfordshire +14 27 £375 -9.09% 37
Buckinghamshire -14 27 £412 -13.24% 31
West Sussex -13 22 £431 -6.25% 41
Kent -6 12 £450 +1.69% 27
East Sussex -8 6 £375 -9.64% 18
.NET
England

For the 6 months to 8 August 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.

1 194 (75.78%) C#
2 104 (40.63%) SQL Server
3 101 (39.45%) Azure
4 91 (35.55%) MVC
5 90 (35.16%) JavaScript
6 89 (34.77%) SQL
7 83 (32.42%) Microsoft
8 82 (32.03%) Agile Software Development
9 78 (30.47%) ASP.NET
10 68 (26.56%) .NET Framework
11 65 (25.39%) HTML
12 50 (19.53%) AngularJS
13 47 (18.36%) DevOps
14 44 (17.19%) CSS
15 40 (15.63%) Scrum
16 39 (15.23%) ASP.NET MVC
17 38 (14.84%) Entity Framework
18 37 (14.45%) .NET Core
19 35 (13.67%) Windows
20 34 (13.28%) T-SQL
20 34 (13.28%) Migration
20 34 (13.28%) React
21 33 (12.89%) jQuery
21 33 (12.89%) Security Cleared
22 32 (12.50%) ASP.NET Web API
23 29 (11.33%) Microservices
23 29 (11.33%) SC Cleared
24 28 (10.94%) HTML5
25 27 (10.55%) Git (software)
25 27 (10.55%) XML

.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 26 (10.16%) SharePoint
2 16 (6.25%) CMS
2 16 (6.25%) Umbraco
3 11 (4.30%) EPiServer
3 11 (4.30%) IIS
4 10 (3.91%) Skype for Business
5 6 (2.34%) BizTalk Server
5 6 (2.34%) Elasticsearch
6 5 (1.95%) Kentico
6 5 (1.95%) Sitecore CMS
7 4 (1.56%) NServiceBus
8 3 (1.17%) Apache
9 2 (0.78%) Tomcat
10 1 (0.39%) ColdFusion
10 1 (0.39%) Confluence
10 1 (0.39%) MS Exchange
10 1 (0.39%) OpenWhisk
10 1 (0.39%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 9 (3.52%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (2.34%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (1.17%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.39%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.39%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.39%) Sketch
4 1 (0.39%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 21 (8.20%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.78%) SmartPlant
3 1 (0.39%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.39%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
Cloud Services
1 101 (39.45%) Azure
2 22 (8.59%) AWS
3 15 (5.86%) Office 365
3 15 (5.86%) Power Platform
3 15 (5.86%) Serverless
4 14 (5.47%) SaaS
5 12 (4.69%) PaaS
6 11 (4.30%) Azure Functions
6 11 (4.30%) Logic Apps
7 9 (3.52%) Dynamics 365
8 7 (2.73%) Azure Active Directory
9 6 (2.34%) PowerApps
10 4 (1.56%) Cloud Computing
10 4 (1.56%) IaaS
11 3 (1.17%) AWS Lambda
11 3 (1.17%) GCP
12 2 (0.78%) Azure Data Factory
12 2 (0.78%) GitHub
12 2 (0.78%) OpenShift
13 1 (0.39%) Azure Stack
Communications & Networking
1 16 (6.25%) Firewall
2 15 (5.86%) DHCP
2 15 (5.86%) DNS
3 14 (5.47%) Skype
4 9 (3.52%) PBX
5 5 (1.95%) TCP/IP
6 4 (1.56%) Kerberos
7 3 (1.17%) Bluetooth
7 3 (1.17%) WAN
8 2 (0.78%) LAN
9 1 (0.39%) FTP
9 1 (0.39%) HTTP
9 1 (0.39%) HTTPS
9 1 (0.39%) Intranet
9 1 (0.39%) PuTTY
9 1 (0.39%) SSL
9 1 (0.39%) WinSCP
9 1 (0.39%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 104 (40.63%) SQL Server
2 19 (7.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 14 (5.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 12 (4.69%) SQL Server 2008
5 9 (3.52%) Power BI
6 8 (3.13%) Cosmos DB
6 8 (3.13%) MongoDB
7 7 (2.73%) NoSQL
7 7 (2.73%) Relational Database
7 7 (2.73%) SQL Server 2016
8 6 (2.34%) Azure SQL Database
8 6 (2.34%) Data Lake
9 5 (1.95%) Apache Cassandra
9 5 (1.95%) Big Data
9 5 (1.95%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 5 (1.95%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 4 (1.56%) Redis
10 4 (1.56%) SQL Server 2014
11 3 (1.17%) SQL Server 2012
11 3 (1.17%) SQL Server 2017
Development Applications
1 27 (10.55%) Git (software)
2 23 (8.98%) Visual Studio
3 17 (6.64%) Team Foundation Server
4 14 (5.47%) SpecFlow
5 10 (3.91%) TeamCity
6 8 (3.13%) Octopus Deploy
7 7 (2.73%) Selenium
8 6 (2.34%) Babel
8 6 (2.34%) Cucumber
9 5 (1.95%) gulp
9 5 (1.95%) JIRA
9 5 (1.95%) webpack
10 4 (1.56%) Jasmine
10 4 (1.56%) Visual Studio Team System
11 3 (1.17%) JMeter
12 2 (0.78%) Artifactory
12 2 (0.78%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 2 (0.78%) Jenkins
12 2 (0.78%) Maven
12 2 (0.78%) Subversion
General
1 23 (8.98%) Finance
2 8 (3.13%) Public Sector
3 6 (2.34%) Telecoms
4 5 (1.95%) Banking
5 3 (1.17%) Back Office
5 3 (1.17%) Law
6 2 (0.78%) Investment Banking
6 2 (0.78%) Retail
7 1 (0.39%) Electronics
7 1 (0.39%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.39%) Games
7 1 (0.39%) Legal
7 1 (0.39%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.39%) Marketing
7 1 (0.39%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 179 (69.92%) Developer
2 89 (34.77%) .NET Developer
3 39 (15.23%) C# Developer
4 26 (10.16%) Software Developer
5 25 (9.77%) C# .NET Developer
6 15 (5.86%) Senior Developer
7 14 (5.47%) Full Stack Developer
8 13 (5.08%) Senior .NET Developer
9 12 (4.69%) Azure Developer
10 11 (4.30%) Architect
10 11 (4.30%) Consultant
11 10 (3.91%) Software Engineer
12 9 (3.52%) SQL Developer
13 8 (3.13%) Applications Developer
13 8 (3.13%) DevOps Engineer
13 8 (3.13%) Umbraco Developer
13 8 (3.13%) Web Developer
14 7 (2.73%) Angular Developer
14 7 (2.73%) C# Software Developer
14 7 (2.73%) DevOps Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 78 (30.47%) ASP.NET
2 68 (26.56%) .NET Framework
3 65 (25.39%) HTML
4 50 (19.53%) AngularJS
5 44 (17.19%) CSS
6 39 (15.23%) ASP.NET MVC
7 38 (14.84%) Entity Framework
8 37 (14.45%) .NET Core
9 34 (13.28%) React
10 33 (12.89%) jQuery
11 32 (12.50%) ASP.NET Web API
12 28 (10.94%) HTML5
13 27 (10.55%) XML
14 25 (9.77%) Web Services
15 21 (8.20%) LINQ
16 15 (5.86%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 14 (5.47%) RESTful
18 13 (5.08%) OAuth
19 12 (4.69%) Angular 2
19 12 (4.69%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 21 (8.20%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (3.91%) Enterprise Software
2 10 (3.91%) PKI
3 9 (3.52%) Data Centre
4 8 (3.13%) Self-Motivation
5 7 (2.73%) Greenfield Project
6 6 (2.34%) Data Structures
6 6 (2.34%) User Experience
7 5 (1.95%) N-Tier
8 3 (1.17%) Life Science
8 3 (1.17%) Mobile App
9 2 (0.78%) Blog
9 2 (0.78%) Cloud Native
9 2 (0.78%) Management Information System
10 1 (0.39%) CESG
10 1 (0.39%) Derivative
10 1 (0.39%) e-Learning
10 1 (0.39%) EPoS
10 1 (0.39%) NHS
10 1 (0.39%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 35 (13.67%) Windows
2 15 (5.86%) Windows Server
3 11 (4.30%) Windows Server 2016
4 10 (3.91%) Windows Server 2012
5 9 (3.52%) Linux
6 6 (2.34%) Android
7 5 (1.95%) Unix
8 4 (1.56%) Solaris
9 3 (1.17%) Apple iOS
10 2 (0.78%) Windows Server 2008
11 1 (0.39%) AIX
11 1 (0.39%) HPUX
11 1 (0.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.39%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 91 (35.55%) MVC
2 82 (32.03%) Agile Software Development
3 47 (18.36%) DevOps
4 40 (15.63%) Scrum
5 34 (13.28%) Migration
6 29 (11.33%) Microservices
7 25 (9.77%) Web Development
8 24 (9.38%) TDD
8 24 (9.38%) Test Automation
9 23 (8.98%) CRM
10 21 (8.20%) Unit Testing
11 20 (7.81%) Software Engineering
12 18 (7.03%) Continuous Integration
13 17 (6.64%) OO
14 16 (6.25%) BDD
14 16 (6.25%) High Availability
15 13 (5.08%) Problem-Solving
15 13 (5.08%) SDLC
16 12 (4.69%) Disaster Recovery
16 12 (4.69%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 194 (75.78%) C#
2 90 (35.16%) JavaScript
3 89 (34.77%) SQL
4 34 (13.28%) T-SQL
5 25 (9.77%) Java
6 21 (8.20%) PowerShell
7 9 (3.52%) TypeScript
7 9 (3.52%) VB.NET
8 7 (2.73%) PHP
8 7 (2.73%) XAML
9 6 (2.34%) Python
10 5 (1.95%) VB
11 4 (1.56%) C
11 4 (1.56%) C++
12 3 (1.17%) Apple Swift
12 3 (1.17%) Objective-C
13 2 (0.78%) Perl
14 1 (0.39%) Java 8
14 1 (0.39%) PL/SQL
14 1 (0.39%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 33 (12.89%) Security Cleared
2 29 (11.33%) SC Cleared
3 17 (6.64%) Microsoft Certification
4 10 (3.91%) Degree
5 9 (3.52%) DV Cleared
6 8 (3.13%) MCITP
7 6 (2.34%) MCAD
7 6 (2.34%) MCPD
8 4 (1.56%) ISEB
8 4 (1.56%) ISTQB
9 3 (1.17%) Computer Science Degree
10 2 (0.78%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (0.39%) AWS Certification
11 1 (0.39%) CEH
11 1 (0.39%) CISA
11 1 (0.39%) CISM
11 1 (0.39%) CISSP
11 1 (0.39%) CRISC
11 1 (0.39%) ISSAP
11 1 (0.39%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (5.08%) QA
2 3 (1.17%) SLA
3 1 (0.39%) COBIT
3 1 (0.39%) COSO
3 1 (0.39%) FINREP
3 1 (0.39%) GDPR
3 1 (0.39%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 1 (0.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.39%) NIST
3 1 (0.39%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 19 (7.42%) Active Directory
2 16 (6.25%) Docker
3 10 (3.91%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (1.56%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (0.78%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.39%) Citrix Hypervisor
6 1 (0.39%) NDS
6 1 (0.39%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 17 (6.64%) Kubernetes
2 6 (2.34%) MIIS
3 5 (1.95%) SCOM
3 5 (1.95%) Single Sign-On
3 5 (1.95%) Terraform
4 4 (1.56%) SCCM
4 4 (1.56%) SCVMM
5 3 (1.17%) Ansible
5 3 (1.17%) Kibana
5 3 (1.17%) Microsoft Intune
6 2 (0.78%) Grafana
6 2 (0.78%) Prometheus
7 1 (0.39%) SCDPM
7 1 (0.39%) WMI
Vendors
1 83 (32.42%) Microsoft
2 16 (6.25%) Xamarin
3 12 (4.69%) Sitecore
4 11 (4.30%) VMware
5 9 (3.52%) Sonus
6 8 (3.13%) Oracle
7 5 (1.95%) AppDynamics
8 4 (1.56%) Centrify
8 4 (1.56%) CyberArk
8 4 (1.56%) ForgeRock
8 4 (1.56%) NetIQ
8 4 (1.56%) Okta
8 4 (1.56%) Red Hat
8 4 (1.56%) SAP
9 3 (1.17%) Atlassian
9 3 (1.17%) CheckPoint
10 2 (0.78%) Adobe
10 2 (0.78%) Cadence
10 2 (0.78%) Splunk
10 2 (0.78%) TIBCO