Period
to 26 May 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 26 May 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
26 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 32 21 24
Rank change year-on-year -11 +3 -9
Contract jobs citing .NET 1,043 1,065 1,219
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 6.19% 6.89% 6.77%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 20.66% 25.61% 26.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 729 723 857
South East median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - +7.14%
10th Percentile £306 £275 £300
90th Percentile £530 £488 £533
England median daily rate £438 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +9.38% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 20 29
South East median hourly rate £45.50 £44.75 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.68% +11.88% +17.65%
10th Percentile £24.48 £41.25 £9.00
90th Percentile £51.38 £57.50 £63.92
England median hourly rate £45.00 £43.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +4.65% +14.67% +10.29%

.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 5,049 4,159 4,688
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 29.99% 26.91% 26.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,207 2,557 3,126
South East median daily rate £430 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.50% - +9.59%
10th Percentile £310 £290 £281
90th Percentile £575 £544 £538
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 94 71 103
South East median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% +17.65%
10th Percentile £8.00 £15.00 £12.25
90th Percentile £57.50 £57.50 £57.11
England median hourly rate £42.26 £41.00 £38.00
% change year-on-year +3.07% +7.89% +8.57%

.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 May 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 26 May 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 26 May 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 -7 362 £388 -3.13% 292
Hampshire +1 277 £400 +6.67% 144
Surrey -4 196 £425 +6.25% 151
Berkshire -6 175 £375 -6.25% 135
Buckinghamshire +6 109 £450 +20.00% 70
Kent -3 80 £334 -1.84% 61
Oxfordshire -6 78 £350 - 87
East Sussex -1 51 £375 +7.14% 28
West Sussex -16 45 £438 +9.38% 34
Middlesex -9 11 £375 -0.07% 1
M4 Corridor - 9 - -
Sussex - 2 - - 2
.NET
England

For the 6 months to 26 May 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.

1 740 (70.95%) C#
2 475 (45.54%) Agile Software Development
3 416 (39.88%) JavaScript
4 401 (38.45%) SQL Server
5 375 (35.95%) ASP.NET
6 336 (32.21%) MVC
7 298 (28.57%) Microsoft
8 289 (27.71%) HTML
9 283 (27.13%) SQL
10 245 (23.49%) AngularJS
11 244 (23.39%) .NET Framework
12 236 (22.63%) Microsoft Azure
13 234 (22.44%) CSS
14 201 (19.27%) ASP.NET Web API
15 180 (17.26%) TDD
16 176 (16.87%) ASP.NET MVC
17 172 (16.49%) Web Services
18 162 (15.53%) Scrum
19 159 (15.24%) Oracle
19 159 (15.24%) Test Automation
20 158 (15.15%) jQuery
21 152 (14.57%) Windows
22 151 (14.48%) Team Foundation Server
23 145 (13.90%) Java
24 139 (13.33%) Visual Studio
25 128 (12.27%) REST
26 127 (12.18%) HTML5
26 127 (12.18%) Finance
27 126 (12.08%) WCF
28 119 (11.41%) DevOps

.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 61 (5.85%) IIS
2 41 (3.93%) BizTalk Server
3 38 (3.64%) CMS
3 38 (3.64%) SharePoint
4 30 (2.88%) Confluence
5 19 (1.82%) Apache
6 15 (1.44%) Apache Solr
7 13 (1.25%) NServiceBus
7 13 (1.25%) Umbraco
8 11 (1.05%) Sitecore CMS
9 10 (0.96%) WordPress
10 9 (0.86%) EPiServer
11 7 (0.67%) WebSphere
12 6 (0.58%) WebLogic
13 5 (0.48%) Apache Spark
14 4 (0.38%) Oracle Service Bus
14 4 (0.38%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 4 (0.38%) SAS
15 3 (0.29%) FileNet
15 3 (0.29%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 29 (2.78%) Microsoft Office
2 19 (1.82%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (0.48%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.29%) NUKE
4 3 (0.29%) SOLIDWORKS
4 3 (0.29%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (0.19%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (0.19%) Pipeline Pilot
6 1 (0.096%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (0.096%) CATIA
6 1 (0.096%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 43 (4.12%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (0.58%) Oracle EBS
2 6 (0.58%) SAP S/4HANA
3 3 (0.29%) Sage 200
3 3 (0.29%) Sage CRM
3 3 (0.29%) WebTrends
4 2 (0.19%) SAP Hybris
5 1 (0.096%) Dynamics GP
5 1 (0.096%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.096%) Eloqua
5 1 (0.096%) NetSuite
5 1 (0.096%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.096%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 236 (22.63%) Microsoft Azure
2 74 (7.09%) Amazon AWS
3 38 (3.64%) PaaS
4 26 (2.49%) IaaS
5 23 (2.21%) NuGet
6 17 (1.63%) SaaS
7 16 (1.53%) Google Cloud Platform
8 13 (1.25%) npm
8 13 (1.25%) Serverless
9 12 (1.15%) Dynamics 365
10 10 (0.96%) Office 365
11 9 (0.86%) Cloud Computing
12 6 (0.58%) Amazon SQS
12 6 (0.58%) Force.com
13 5 (0.48%) Azure Active Directory
13 5 (0.48%) Azure Data Factory
14 4 (0.38%) GitHub
15 3 (0.29%) Adobe Creative Cloud
15 3 (0.29%) Azure Machine Learning
15 3 (0.29%) Firebase
Communications & Networking
1 24 (2.30%) PuTTY
1 24 (2.30%) WinSCP
2 23 (2.21%) HTTP
3 16 (1.53%) TCP/IP
4 15 (1.44%) Firewall
5 14 (1.34%) Internet
5 14 (1.34%) SMTP
6 5 (0.48%) DNS
6 5 (0.48%) SMS
7 4 (0.38%) FTP
7 4 (0.38%) SSL
7 4 (0.38%) Wireless
8 3 (0.29%) AMQP
8 3 (0.29%) IGMP
8 3 (0.29%) SAN
8 3 (0.29%) Skype
9 2 (0.19%) Bluetooth
9 2 (0.19%) DHCP
9 2 (0.19%) VoIP
9 2 (0.19%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 401 (38.45%) SQL Server
2 74 (7.09%) Relational Database
3 56 (5.37%) Oracle Database
4 53 (5.08%) SQL Server 2012
5 44 (4.22%) RDBMS
6 36 (3.45%) SQL Server 2016
7 32 (3.07%) Oracle Database 11g
8 25 (2.40%) NoSQL
8 25 (2.40%) Oracle Database 10g
8 25 (2.40%) SQL Server 2008
8 25 (2.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 24 (2.30%) MongoDB
9 24 (2.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 20 (1.92%) MySQL
11 19 (1.82%) Big Data
12 16 (1.53%) Apache Cassandra
13 13 (1.25%) Azure SQL Database
13 13 (1.25%) PostgreSQL
14 11 (1.05%) Data Warehouse
14 11 (1.05%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 151 (14.48%) Team Foundation Server
2 139 (13.33%) Visual Studio
3 100 (9.59%) Git (software)
4 85 (8.15%) Selenium
5 62 (5.94%) JIRA
6 58 (5.56%) SpecFlow
7 49 (4.70%) NUnit
8 48 (4.60%) Jenkins
8 48 (4.60%) Octopus Deploy
9 41 (3.93%) Eclipse
9 41 (3.93%) ReSharper
9 41 (3.93%) Visual Studio Team System
10 40 (3.84%) Oracle APEX
11 39 (3.74%) TeamCity
12 37 (3.55%) SoapUI
13 35 (3.36%) HP UFT
14 29 (2.78%) Ant
14 29 (2.78%) TestNG
15 27 (2.59%) LoadRunner
16 26 (2.49%) Subversion
General
1 127 (12.18%) Finance
2 21 (2.01%) Banking
3 19 (1.82%) Marketing
4 18 (1.73%) Advertising
4 18 (1.73%) Retail
5 9 (0.86%) Telecoms
6 8 (0.77%) Back Office
7 7 (0.67%) Electronics
7 7 (0.67%) Law
8 6 (0.58%) Manufacturing
9 3 (0.29%) Automotive
9 3 (0.29%) Games
10 2 (0.19%) Financial Institution
10 2 (0.19%) Military
10 2 (0.19%) Publishing
11 1 (0.096%) French Language
11 1 (0.096%) Investment Banking
11 1 (0.096%) Legal
Job Titles
1 718 (68.84%) Developer
2 351 (33.65%) .NET Developer
3 224 (21.48%) C# Developer
4 137 (13.14%) C# .NET Developer
5 87 (8.34%) Architect
6 85 (8.15%) Senior Developer
7 63 (6.04%) ASP.NET Developer
8 59 (5.66%) Software Developer
9 58 (5.56%) Angular Developer
10 54 (5.18%) Full Stack Developer
11 51 (4.89%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
12 50 (4.79%) Web Developer
13 48 (4.60%) Analyst
13 48 (4.60%) C# ASP.NET Developer
14 47 (4.51%) SQL Developer
15 46 (4.41%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
16 43 (4.12%) Solutions Architect
17 41 (3.93%) Senior .NET Developer
18 40 (3.84%) JavaScript Developer
19 35 (3.36%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 375 (35.95%) ASP.NET
2 289 (27.71%) HTML
3 245 (23.49%) AngularJS
4 244 (23.39%) .NET Framework
5 234 (22.44%) CSS
6 201 (19.27%) ASP.NET Web API
7 176 (16.87%) ASP.NET MVC
8 172 (16.49%) Web Services
9 158 (15.15%) jQuery
10 128 (12.27%) REST
11 127 (12.18%) HTML5
12 126 (12.08%) WCF
13 93 (8.92%) Entity Framework
14 85 (8.15%) RESTful
14 85 (8.15%) XML
15 77 (7.38%) .NET Core
16 76 (7.29%) CSS3
17 64 (6.14%) React
18 62 (5.94%) Angular 2
19 58 (5.56%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 46 (4.41%) Greenfield Project
2 42 (4.03%) User Experience
3 41 (3.93%) Enterprise Software
4 33 (3.16%) Analytical Skills
4 33 (3.16%) Mobile App
5 28 (2.68%) Computer Science
6 25 (2.40%) NHS
7 24 (2.30%) N-Tier
8 17 (1.63%) Self-Motivation
9 15 (1.44%) iPad
10 13 (1.25%) Public Cloud
11 12 (1.15%) Client/Server
11 12 (1.15%) Clustering
12 10 (0.96%) Management Information System
12 10 (0.96%) Virtual Team
13 6 (0.58%) Algorithms
14 5 (0.48%) Driving Licence
14 5 (0.48%) Fat Client
14 5 (0.48%) Fintech
14 5 (0.48%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 152 (14.57%) Windows
2 69 (6.62%) Linux
3 43 (4.12%) Android
4 38 (3.64%) Windows Server
5 29 (2.78%) Apple iOS
6 28 (2.68%) Windows Server 2012
7 24 (2.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 17 (1.63%) Windows 10
9 15 (1.44%) Unix
10 7 (0.67%) Windows Server 2008
11 6 (0.58%) Windows 7
12 4 (0.38%) Windows Server 2003
13 3 (0.29%) VxWorks
14 2 (0.19%) Windows Phone
14 2 (0.19%) Windows Phone 8
15 1 (0.096%) FreeRTOS
15 1 (0.096%) VMS
15 1 (0.096%) Windows 8
15 1 (0.096%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 475 (45.54%) Agile Software Development
2 336 (32.21%) MVC
3 180 (17.26%) TDD
4 162 (15.53%) Scrum
5 159 (15.24%) Test Automation
6 119 (11.41%) DevOps
7 104 (9.97%) Microservices
8 103 (9.88%) BDD
9 95 (9.11%) Continuous Integration
10 86 (8.25%) Web Development
11 76 (7.29%) Unit Testing
12 74 (7.09%) Problem-Solving
13 70 (6.71%) CRM
14 63 (6.04%) E-Commerce
15 52 (4.99%) Software Engineering
16 51 (4.89%) Front End Development
17 49 (4.70%) OO
18 48 (4.60%) Kanban
18 48 (4.60%) SDLC
19 44 (4.22%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 740 (70.95%) C#
2 416 (39.88%) JavaScript
3 283 (27.13%) SQL
4 145 (13.90%) Java
5 67 (6.42%) VB.NET
6 64 (6.14%) C++
7 55 (5.27%) TypeScript
8 38 (3.64%) PowerShell
9 35 (3.36%) Python
10 32 (3.07%) F#
10 32 (3.07%) T-SQL
11 28 (2.68%) C
12 22 (2.11%) PHP
13 19 (1.82%) VBA
14 17 (1.63%) VB
15 16 (1.53%) PL/SQL
16 12 (1.15%) CQL
17 10 (0.96%) ES6
18 9 (0.86%) Apex Code
18 9 (0.86%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 85 (8.15%) Security Cleared
2 78 (7.48%) SC Cleared
3 54 (5.18%) Degree
4 36 (3.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 30 (2.88%) ISEB
6 23 (2.21%) ISEB Practitioner
7 20 (1.92%) ISTQB
8 11 (1.05%) Computer Science Degree
9 9 (0.86%) Microsoft Certification
10 8 (0.77%) BPSS Clearance
11 7 (0.67%) TOGAF Certification
12 6 (0.58%) MCP
13 5 (0.48%) DV Cleared
13 5 (0.48%) Numerate Degree
14 4 (0.38%) DBS Check
14 4 (0.38%) PMI Certification
15 3 (0.29%) AWS Certification
15 3 (0.29%) HNC
15 3 (0.29%) PMP
16 2 (0.19%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (3.16%) QA
2 24 (2.30%) HL7
3 11 (1.05%) ISO 9001
3 11 (1.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 6 (0.58%) GDPR
5 3 (0.29%) PMO
5 3 (0.29%) SLA
6 2 (0.19%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.096%) EMIR
7 1 (0.096%) MISRA
7 1 (0.096%) MISRA C
System Software
1 37 (3.55%) Docker
2 24 (2.30%) vSphere
3 22 (2.11%) VMware Infrastructure
4 18 (1.73%) Active Directory
5 7 (0.67%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 7 (0.67%) Virtual Servers
6 5 (0.48%) Firmware
7 4 (0.38%) Virtual Machines
8 3 (0.29%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (0.096%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 35 (3.36%) HP ALM
2 20 (1.92%) Puppet
3 17 (1.63%) Opscode Chef
4 16 (1.53%) Kubernetes
5 12 (1.15%) Opsview
6 7 (0.67%) vRealize
7 6 (0.58%) Ansible
7 6 (0.58%) BladeLogic
8 5 (0.48%) HP Quality Center
9 4 (0.38%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 3 (0.29%) Microsoft Clustering
10 3 (0.29%) Single Sign-On
10 3 (0.29%) Terraform
11 2 (0.19%) Cisco UCCE
11 2 (0.19%) SCCM
11 2 (0.19%) SCOM
12 1 (0.096%) Grafana
12 1 (0.096%) Graylog
12 1 (0.096%) SCOrch
12 1 (0.096%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 298 (28.57%) Microsoft
2 159 (15.24%) Oracle
3 48 (4.60%) HP
4 47 (4.51%) VMware
5 40 (3.84%) SAP
6 31 (2.97%) Software AG
6 31 (2.97%) webMethods
7 28 (2.68%) Salesforce.com
8 25 (2.40%) Red Hat
8 25 (2.40%) Sitecore
9 22 (2.11%) Google
10 19 (1.82%) Capita
11 17 (1.63%) Xamarin
12 13 (1.25%) Atlassian
13 10 (0.96%) Citrix
14 9 (0.86%) Micro Focus
15 8 (0.77%) Adobe
15 8 (0.77%) Automation Anywhere
15 8 (0.77%) Tableau
16 7 (0.67%) IBM