Period
to 1 April 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 1 April 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
1 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 23 14 31
Rank change year-on-year -9 +17 -10
Contract jobs citing .NET 650 1,370 1,040
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the South East 6.66% 8.75% 6.21%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 28.47% 28.56% 21.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 431 1,079 767
Median daily rate £425 £450 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.56% +18.42% +1.33%
10th Percentile £304 £324 £300
90th Percentile £550 £556 £531
England median daily rate £463 £455 £425
% change year-on-year +1.65% +7.06% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 14 18
Median hourly rate £40.00 £47.69 £46.10
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.12% +3.46% +5.97%
10th Percentile £35.00 £30.61 £37.80
90th Percentile £52.50 £55.00 £52.50
England median hourly rate £35.00 £45.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year -22.22% - +6.51%

.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 2,283 4,797 4,947
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 23.40% 30.63% 29.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,413 3,127 3,105
Median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £313 £325 £310
90th Percentile £585 £575 £575
England median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +7.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 62 84
Median hourly rate £42.50 £47.50 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.53% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £30.00 £19.45 £13.81
90th Percentile £73.75 £55.00 £58.75
Median hourly rate £37.60 £42.50 £41.21
% change year-on-year -11.53% +3.14% +2.04%

.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 1 April 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing .NET in the South East over the 6 months to 1 April 2020.

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 1 April 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 -4 295 £400 -5.88% 184
Berkshire +3 190 £413 -8.33% 92
Hampshire -15 118 £425 -1.45% 119
Surrey -6 100 £407 -18.65% 119
West Sussex +9 84 £475 +5.56% 47
Buckinghamshire -20 57 £402 -8.09% 36
Oxfordshire +3 48 £375 -9.09% 56
East Sussex -7 26 £575 +35.29% 31
Kent -8 26 £340 -20.00% 27
.NET
England

For the 6 months to 1 April 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.

1 485 (74.62%) C#
2 254 (39.08%) Azure
3 246 (37.85%) JavaScript
4 245 (37.69%) SQL Server
5 233 (35.85%) SQL
6 231 (35.54%) Agile Software Development
7 211 (32.46%) MVC
8 200 (30.77%) ASP.NET
9 190 (29.23%) Microsoft
10 149 (22.92%) HTML
10 149 (22.92%) .NET Framework
11 130 (20.00%) AngularJS
12 125 (19.23%) CSS
13 117 (18.00%) DevOps
14 113 (17.38%) .NET Core
14 113 (17.38%) Scrum
15 103 (15.85%) ASP.NET Web API
16 93 (14.31%) Test Automation
17 86 (13.23%) Git (software)
18 75 (11.54%) jQuery
19 73 (11.23%) TDD
20 72 (11.08%) ASP.NET MVC
21 66 (10.15%) React
21 66 (10.15%) T-SQL
22 63 (9.69%) Entity Framework
23 59 (9.08%) Web Services
23 59 (9.08%) Finance
24 58 (8.92%) Software Engineering
25 57 (8.77%) Windows
25 57 (8.77%) Visual Studio

.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 45 (6.92%) SharePoint
2 25 (3.85%) CMS
3 17 (2.62%) Umbraco
4 16 (2.46%) IIS
5 13 (2.00%) BizTalk Server
5 13 (2.00%) EPiServer
6 11 (1.69%) WebSphere
7 10 (1.54%) Elasticsearch
8 7 (1.08%) Sitecore CMS
8 7 (1.08%) Skype for Business
9 5 (0.77%) SharePoint 2013
10 4 (0.62%) Apache
10 4 (0.62%) Tomcat
11 3 (0.46%) JBoss
12 2 (0.31%) Confluence
12 2 (0.31%) Drupal
12 2 (0.31%) Kentico
12 2 (0.31%) NServiceBus
12 2 (0.31%) WebLogic
12 2 (0.31%) WordPress
Applications
1 7 (1.08%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (0.92%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (0.62%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.15%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.15%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 39 (6.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.77%) SAP BPC
3 3 (0.46%) Magento
4 2 (0.31%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (0.31%) SAP HR
4 2 (0.31%) Sprinklr
5 1 (0.15%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.15%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 254 (39.08%) Azure
2 49 (7.54%) AWS
2 49 (7.54%) SaaS
3 31 (4.77%) Serverless
4 26 (4.00%) Dynamics 365
5 24 (3.69%) Azure Functions
6 20 (3.08%) PaaS
6 20 (3.08%) Power Platform
7 16 (2.46%) IaaS
8 13 (2.00%) GitHub
9 12 (1.85%) Azure Active Directory
10 9 (1.38%) GCP
10 9 (1.38%) Office 365
10 9 (1.38%) PowerApps
11 5 (0.77%) Azure Data Factory
11 5 (0.77%) Microsoft Flow
11 5 (0.77%) SuccessFactors
12 3 (0.46%) AWS Lambda
12 3 (0.46%) Google Analytics
12 3 (0.46%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 16 (2.46%) DNS
2 13 (2.00%) Firewall
3 9 (1.38%) DHCP
3 9 (1.38%) Skype
4 7 (1.08%) TCP/IP
5 6 (0.92%) PBX
6 5 (0.77%) HTTP
6 5 (0.77%) IPv6
7 4 (0.62%) Network Security
7 4 (0.62%) SNMP
8 3 (0.46%) Bluetooth
8 3 (0.46%) SSL
8 3 (0.46%) WAN
9 2 (0.31%) Intranet
9 2 (0.31%) LAN
9 2 (0.31%) PPP
10 1 (0.15%) 802.15
10 1 (0.15%) DMZ
10 1 (0.15%) HTTPS
10 1 (0.15%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 245 (37.69%) SQL Server
2 36 (5.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 28 (4.31%) MongoDB
4 26 (4.00%) SQL Server 2008
5 24 (3.69%) SQL Server 2012
6 22 (3.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 21 (3.23%) NoSQL
8 19 (2.92%) Relational Database
9 18 (2.77%) Azure SQL Database
10 17 (2.62%) SQL Server 2016
11 15 (2.31%) Cosmos DB
11 15 (2.31%) MySQL
12 13 (2.00%) SQL Server 2005
13 11 (1.69%) Power BI
14 9 (1.38%) Data Lake
14 9 (1.38%) Data Warehouse
14 9 (1.38%) SQL Server 2014
15 8 (1.23%) Big Data
16 6 (0.92%) Apache Cassandra
17 5 (0.77%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 86 (13.23%) Git (software)
2 57 (8.77%) Visual Studio
3 48 (7.38%) Selenium
4 37 (5.69%) Team Foundation Server
5 29 (4.46%) Cucumber
6 24 (3.69%) JIRA
7 21 (3.23%) SpecFlow
8 20 (3.08%) Visual Studio Team System
9 19 (2.92%) Octopus Deploy
10 16 (2.46%) TeamCity
11 15 (2.31%) WebDriver
12 12 (1.85%) NUnit
13 11 (1.69%) Jenkins
14 10 (1.54%) JMeter
15 9 (1.38%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 7 (1.08%) webpack
17 6 (0.92%) GitLab
17 6 (0.92%) gulp
18 5 (0.77%) ReSharper
18 5 (0.77%) StyleCop
General
1 59 (9.08%) Finance
2 17 (2.62%) Telecoms
3 13 (2.00%) Public Sector
4 12 (1.85%) Banking
5 11 (1.69%) Retail
6 5 (0.77%) German Language
6 5 (0.77%) Law
6 5 (0.77%) Marketing
7 4 (0.62%) Publishing
8 3 (0.46%) Back Office
8 3 (0.46%) Electronics
8 3 (0.46%) French Language
8 3 (0.46%) Pharmaceutical
9 2 (0.31%) Aerospace
9 2 (0.31%) Italian Language
9 2 (0.31%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.15%) Advertising
10 1 (0.15%) Automotive
10 1 (0.15%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.15%) Legal
Job Titles
1 462 (71.08%) Developer
2 272 (41.85%) .NET Developer
3 102 (15.69%) C# Developer
4 69 (10.62%) C# .NET Developer
5 66 (10.15%) Software Developer
6 43 (6.62%) Full Stack Developer
7 27 (4.15%) Azure Developer
7 27 (4.15%) Senior Developer
8 26 (4.00%) ASP.NET Developer
8 26 (4.00%) C# Software Developer
9 24 (3.69%) Analyst
10 23 (3.54%) .NET Software Developer
10 23 (3.54%) Architect
10 23 (3.54%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
11 21 (3.23%) DevOps Engineer
11 21 (3.23%) Senior .NET Developer
12 20 (3.08%) Test Analyst
13 19 (2.92%) Automation Test Analyst
14 18 (2.77%) CRM Developer
14 18 (2.77%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 200 (30.77%) ASP.NET
2 149 (22.92%) .NET Framework
2 149 (22.92%) HTML
3 130 (20.00%) AngularJS
4 125 (19.23%) CSS
5 113 (17.38%) .NET Core
6 103 (15.85%) ASP.NET Web API
7 75 (11.54%) jQuery
8 72 (11.08%) ASP.NET MVC
9 66 (10.15%) React
10 63 (9.69%) Entity Framework
11 59 (9.08%) Web Services
12 49 (7.54%) HTML5
12 49 (7.54%) XML
13 42 (6.46%) Node.js
14 37 (5.69%) RESTful
15 33 (5.08%) LINQ
16 30 (4.62%) Vue.js
16 30 (4.62%) WCF
17 29 (4.46%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 41 (6.31%) Analytical Skills
2 32 (4.92%) Enterprise Software
3 15 (2.31%) Greenfield Project
4 12 (1.85%) Data Structures
5 11 (1.69%) Self-Motivation
6 10 (1.54%) Public Cloud
7 9 (1.38%) Mobile App
7 9 (1.38%) PKI
8 7 (1.08%) EPoS
9 6 (0.92%) Clustering
9 6 (0.92%) Data Centre
9 6 (0.92%) N-Tier
10 5 (0.77%) Embedded Systems
11 4 (0.62%) Algorithms
11 4 (0.62%) Analytical Mindset
11 4 (0.62%) Life Science
11 4 (0.62%) Management Information System
11 4 (0.62%) User Experience
12 3 (0.46%) NHS
12 3 (0.46%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 57 (8.77%) Windows
2 30 (4.62%) Linux
3 19 (2.92%) Windows Server
4 11 (1.69%) Windows Server 2016
5 8 (1.23%) Windows Server 2012
6 7 (1.08%) Android
7 6 (0.92%) Apple iOS
8 5 (0.77%) Unix
9 4 (0.62%) Windows Server 2008
10 3 (0.46%) Solaris
10 3 (0.46%) VMS
11 2 (0.31%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.15%) CentOS
12 1 (0.15%) Debian
12 1 (0.15%) Embedded Linux
12 1 (0.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.15%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.15%) Windows 10
12 1 (0.15%) Windows Server 2003
12 1 (0.15%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 231 (35.54%) Agile Software Development
2 211 (32.46%) MVC
3 117 (18.00%) DevOps
4 113 (17.38%) Scrum
5 93 (14.31%) Test Automation
6 73 (11.23%) TDD
7 58 (8.92%) Software Engineering
8 54 (8.31%) BDD
9 48 (7.38%) Continuous Integration
9 48 (7.38%) Microservices
10 45 (6.92%) Unit Testing
10 45 (6.92%) Web Development
11 44 (6.77%) CRM
12 43 (6.62%) Problem-Solving
13 39 (6.00%) OO
13 39 (6.00%) SDLC
14 38 (5.85%) Migration
15 26 (4.00%) SOLID
16 25 (3.85%) OOP
17 24 (3.69%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 485 (74.62%) C#
2 246 (37.85%) JavaScript
3 233 (35.85%) SQL
4 66 (10.15%) T-SQL
5 49 (7.54%) Java
6 34 (5.23%) PHP
7 33 (5.08%) PowerShell
8 32 (4.92%) VB.NET
9 30 (4.62%) TypeScript
10 25 (3.85%) C++
11 19 (2.92%) Python
12 17 (2.62%) C
13 10 (1.54%) Bash Shell
14 8 (1.23%) PL/SQL
14 8 (1.23%) VB
14 8 (1.23%) XAML
15 7 (1.08%) F#
16 6 (0.92%) R
17 5 (0.77%) VBScript
18 3 (0.46%) VBA
Qualifications
1 41 (6.31%) Security Cleared
2 34 (5.23%) SC Cleared
3 28 (4.31%) Degree
4 13 (2.00%) Microsoft Certification
5 12 (1.85%) Computer Science Degree
6 11 (1.69%) ISTQB
7 8 (1.23%) ISEB
8 6 (0.92%) DV Cleared
9 5 (0.77%) MCITP
10 4 (0.62%) MCAD
10 4 (0.62%) MCPD
11 2 (0.31%) BPSS Clearance
11 2 (0.31%) CISA
11 2 (0.31%) ITIL Certification
11 2 (0.31%) MCP
11 2 (0.31%) Numerate Degree
12 1 (0.15%) CISM
12 1 (0.15%) GIAC
12 1 (0.15%) Master's Degree
12 1 (0.15%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (6.46%) QA
2 2 (0.31%) SLA
3 1 (0.15%) GDPR
3 1 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.15%) NIST
3 1 (0.15%) PMO
3 1 (0.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.15%) SNOMED CT
3 1 (0.15%) WCAG
System Software
1 38 (5.85%) Docker
2 25 (3.85%) Active Directory
3 10 (1.54%) Virtual Machines
4 8 (1.23%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.15%) NDS
5 1 (0.15%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 39 (6.00%) Kubernetes
2 13 (2.00%) Terraform
3 11 (1.69%) MIIS
4 9 (1.38%) Puppet
5 7 (1.08%) Ansible
5 7 (1.08%) HP ALM
6 6 (0.92%) Microsoft Clustering
7 4 (0.62%) SCOM
7 4 (0.62%) SCVMM
8 3 (0.46%) Grafana
8 3 (0.46%) Kibana
8 3 (0.46%) Single Sign-On
9 2 (0.31%) Prometheus
10 1 (0.15%) cPanel
10 1 (0.15%) HP Fortify
10 1 (0.15%) Microsoft Intune
10 1 (0.15%) SCDPM
10 1 (0.15%) TeamSite
Vendors
1 190 (29.23%) Microsoft
2 22 (3.38%) Oracle
3 20 (3.08%) Xamarin
4 19 (2.92%) AppDynamics
5 12 (1.85%) Google
6 11 (1.69%) Sitecore
7 9 (1.38%) SAP
7 9 (1.38%) VMware
8 8 (1.23%) HP
9 7 (1.08%) Salesforce.com
10 6 (0.92%) Cognos
10 6 (0.92%) Sonus
11 5 (0.77%) Planview
11 5 (0.77%) Red Hat
12 4 (0.62%) CheckPoint
13 3 (0.46%) Atlassian
13 3 (0.46%) Black Duck
13 3 (0.46%) Splunk
13 3 (0.46%) webMethods
14 2 (0.31%) CyberArk