Period
to 25 August 2019

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 25 August 2019 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
25 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 14 24 27
Rank change year-on-year +10 +3 -5
Contract jobs citing .NET 1,237 1,228 1,046
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 8.54% 7.35% 6.49%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 30.73% 22.97% 23.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 884 920 725
South East median daily rate £450 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £330 £308 £300
90th Percentile £575 £531 £488
England median daily rate £450 £450 £424
% change year-on-year - +6.19% +5.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 16 26
South East median hourly rate £49.00 £35.00 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +40.00% -22.22% +12.50%
10th Percentile £34.70 £21.63 £41.25
90th Percentile £60.00 £46.69 £52.50
England median hourly rate £45.32 £42.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year +6.63% - +9.68%

.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 4,026 5,347 4,432
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 27.79% 32.02% 27.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,497 3,495 2,649
South East median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £300
90th Percentile £590 £575 £550
England median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 85 97 82
South East median hourly rate £50.00 £42.50 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.65% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £20.91 £11.15 £12.55
90th Percentile £70.25 £53.75 £50.23
England median hourly rate £45.00 £41.53 £40.00
% change year-on-year +8.36% +3.83% +6.67%

.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 25 August 2019.

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 25 August 2019.

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 25 August 2019. 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 +12 414 £450 +12.50% 256
Hampshire +7 342 £425 +6.25% 149
Berkshire +8 227 £450 +12.50% 94
Surrey +8 218 £430 +1.18% 154
Buckinghamshire +7 129 £475 +11.76% 70
Kent -1 87 £450 +12.50% 91
East Sussex +3 86 £415 +18.57% 30
West Sussex +20 80 £455 +13.75% 53
Oxfordshire +18 60 £413 +3.13% 92
Middlesex +6 2 £500 +33.33% 2
Sussex 0 2 - -
M4 Corridor 0 1 - -
.NET
England

For the 6 months to 25 August 2019, 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.

1 921 (74.45%) C#
2 547 (44.22%) Agile Software Development
3 462 (37.35%) JavaScript
4 450 (36.38%) SQL Server
5 442 (35.73%) ASP.NET
6 426 (34.44%) Azure
7 386 (31.20%) MVC
8 337 (27.24%) SQL
9 328 (26.52%) HTML
10 323 (26.11%) CSS
10 323 (26.11%) AngularJS
11 294 (23.77%) Microsoft
12 292 (23.61%) TDD
13 275 (22.23%) .NET Core
14 269 (21.75%) .NET Framework
15 248 (20.05%) ASP.NET Web API
16 223 (18.03%) ASP.NET MVC
17 193 (15.60%) DevOps
18 192 (15.52%) Git (software)
19 183 (14.79%) Test Automation
20 166 (13.42%) Web Services
21 162 (13.10%) jQuery
22 161 (13.02%) Scrum
23 145 (11.72%) Visual Studio
24 142 (11.48%) Microservices
25 138 (11.16%) Windows
26 135 (10.91%) Finance
27 130 (10.51%) Java
28 126 (10.19%) Continuous Integration
29 122 (9.86%) BDD

.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 65 (5.25%) SharePoint
2 33 (2.67%) CMS
3 30 (2.43%) BizTalk Server
4 29 (2.34%) Confluence
5 28 (2.26%) Umbraco
6 24 (1.94%) IIS
7 20 (1.62%) EPiServer
8 17 (1.37%) Elasticsearch
9 13 (1.05%) Apache
10 11 (0.89%) WebSphere
11 8 (0.65%) Apache Solr
12 7 (0.57%) SharePoint Server
13 6 (0.49%) SharePoint 2013
14 5 (0.40%) Captiva
14 5 (0.40%) Documentum
15 4 (0.32%) ColdFusion
15 4 (0.32%) NServiceBus
15 4 (0.32%) OpenStack
15 4 (0.32%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 4 (0.32%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 24 (1.94%) Microsoft Excel
2 11 (0.89%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (0.24%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.081%) FileZilla
4 1 (0.081%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.081%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.081%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.081%) Notepad++
4 1 (0.081%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 43 (3.48%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.24%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (0.24%) Oracle ERP
3 2 (0.16%) Magento
3 2 (0.16%) SAP R/3
3 2 (0.16%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 426 (34.44%) Azure
2 77 (6.22%) AWS
3 66 (5.34%) Serverless
4 55 (4.45%) Azure Functions
4 55 (4.45%) PaaS
4 55 (4.45%) SaaS
5 29 (2.34%) IaaS
6 26 (2.10%) Azure Active Directory
7 19 (1.54%) OpenShift
7 19 (1.54%) Power Platform
8 18 (1.46%) GCP
9 15 (1.21%) Dynamics 365
9 15 (1.21%) Office 365
10 11 (0.89%) GitHub
11 10 (0.81%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 10 (0.81%) AWS Lambda
11 10 (0.81%) Loggly
11 10 (0.81%) npm
11 10 (0.81%) NuGet
12 7 (0.57%) Azure Data Factory
Communications & Networking
1 12 (0.97%) Network Security
2 10 (0.81%) TCP/IP
3 8 (0.65%) HTTP
4 5 (0.40%) Internet
5 4 (0.32%) DNS
5 4 (0.32%) Firewall
6 3 (0.24%) Broadband
6 3 (0.24%) SSL
7 1 (0.081%) DHCP
7 1 (0.081%) FTP
7 1 (0.081%) Intranet
7 1 (0.081%) NetScaler
7 1 (0.081%) PuTTY
7 1 (0.081%) SSH
7 1 (0.081%) VPN
7 1 (0.081%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (0.081%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 450 (36.38%) SQL Server
2 65 (5.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 63 (5.09%) Relational Database
4 44 (3.56%) Cosmos DB
5 43 (3.48%) MySQL
6 37 (2.99%) Azure SQL Database
7 34 (2.75%) Data Warehouse
8 30 (2.43%) MongoDB
8 30 (2.43%) Redis
9 29 (2.34%) SQL Server 2016
9 29 (2.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 27 (2.18%) NoSQL
11 21 (1.70%) SQL Server 2012
12 20 (1.62%) SQL Server 2008
13 17 (1.37%) Power BI
14 14 (1.13%) SQL Server 2014
15 13 (1.05%) Oracle Database
16 12 (0.97%) MS Access
16 12 (0.97%) RDBMS
17 11 (0.89%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 192 (15.52%) Git (software)
2 145 (11.72%) Visual Studio
3 111 (8.97%) Team Foundation Server
4 105 (8.49%) Visual Studio Team System
5 84 (6.79%) Selenium
6 68 (5.50%) JIRA
7 60 (4.85%) SpecFlow
8 57 (4.61%) Jenkins
9 55 (4.45%) TeamCity
10 42 (3.40%) WebDriver
11 37 (2.99%) Cucumber
12 27 (2.18%) Bitbucket
13 26 (2.10%) Subversion
14 22 (1.78%) Octopus Deploy
15 20 (1.62%) gulp
15 20 (1.62%) MSTest
15 20 (1.62%) NUnit
16 18 (1.46%) Jasmine
17 17 (1.37%) Mocha
17 17 (1.37%) webpack
General
1 135 (10.91%) Finance
2 42 (3.40%) Retail
3 25 (2.02%) Telecoms
4 17 (1.37%) Military
5 14 (1.13%) Banking
5 14 (1.13%) Public Sector
6 11 (0.89%) Games
7 9 (0.73%) Legal
8 8 (0.65%) Law
9 7 (0.57%) Marketing
9 7 (0.57%) Pharmaceutical
10 6 (0.49%) Manufacturing
11 4 (0.32%) Advertising
11 4 (0.32%) Aerospace
11 4 (0.32%) Automotive
11 4 (0.32%) Financial Institution
11 4 (0.32%) Publishing
12 2 (0.16%) French Language
12 2 (0.16%) German Language
13 1 (0.081%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 849 (68.63%) Developer
2 434 (35.08%) .NET Developer
3 219 (17.70%) C# Developer
4 164 (13.26%) C# .NET Developer
5 128 (10.35%) Full Stack Developer
6 105 (8.49%) Angular Developer
7 92 (7.44%) Software Developer
8 72 (5.82%) Senior Developer
9 64 (5.17%) Analyst
10 57 (4.61%) SQL Developer
11 56 (4.53%) Azure Developer
12 53 (4.28%) Software Engineer
13 50 (4.04%) Senior .NET Developer
14 49 (3.96%) Architect
15 47 (3.80%) JavaScript Developer
16 46 (3.72%) ASP.NET Developer
17 41 (3.31%) Test Analyst
18 35 (2.83%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
18 35 (2.83%) Solutions Architect
19 33 (2.67%) Automation Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 442 (35.73%) ASP.NET
2 328 (26.52%) HTML
3 323 (26.11%) AngularJS
3 323 (26.11%) CSS
4 275 (22.23%) .NET Core
5 269 (21.75%) .NET Framework
6 248 (20.05%) ASP.NET Web API
7 223 (18.03%) ASP.NET MVC
8 166 (13.42%) Web Services
9 162 (13.10%) jQuery
10 119 (9.62%) REST
11 118 (9.54%) XML
12 115 (9.30%) Entity Framework
13 112 (9.05%) RESTful
14 100 (8.08%) HTML5
15 97 (7.84%) React
16 93 (7.52%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 91 (7.36%) JSON
18 90 (7.28%) SOAP
19 73 (5.90%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 65 (5.25%) Greenfield Project
2 44 (3.56%) Enterprise Software
3 35 (2.83%) Analytical Skills
4 21 (1.70%) Mobile App
5 20 (1.62%) Management Information System
6 19 (1.54%) Algorithms
7 18 (1.46%) User Experience
8 17 (1.37%) Self-Motivation
9 14 (1.13%) Embedded Systems
10 11 (0.89%) Data Structures
10 11 (0.89%) EPoS
11 10 (0.81%) Data Protection Act
11 10 (0.81%) Private Cloud
11 10 (0.81%) Public Cloud
12 5 (0.40%) Cloud Native
12 5 (0.40%) iPad
12 5 (0.40%) N-Tier
13 4 (0.32%) Clustering
13 4 (0.32%) Life Science
13 4 (0.32%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 138 (11.16%) Windows
2 61 (4.93%) Linux
3 26 (2.10%) Windows Server
4 19 (1.54%) Android
5 18 (1.46%) VMS
6 16 (1.29%) Windows 10
6 16 (1.29%) Windows Server 2012
7 13 (1.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 11 (0.89%) Apple iOS
8 11 (0.89%) Windows Server 2008
9 10 (0.81%) Windows 7
10 9 (0.73%) Windows 8
11 5 (0.40%) Unix
11 5 (0.40%) Windows Mobile
12 2 (0.16%) Ubuntu
13 1 (0.081%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.081%) OpenVMS
13 1 (0.081%) Solaris
13 1 (0.081%) ThreadX
13 1 (0.081%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 547 (44.22%) Agile Software Development
2 386 (31.20%) MVC
3 292 (23.61%) TDD
4 193 (15.60%) DevOps
5 183 (14.79%) Test Automation
6 161 (13.02%) Scrum
7 142 (11.48%) Microservices
8 126 (10.19%) Continuous Integration
9 122 (9.86%) BDD
10 109 (8.81%) SOLID
11 107 (8.65%) OO
12 106 (8.57%) Software Engineering
13 95 (7.68%) Unit Testing
14 83 (6.71%) Web Development
15 68 (5.50%) OOP
16 67 (5.42%) CRM
17 56 (4.53%) SDLC
18 52 (4.20%) Front End Development
19 47 (3.80%) E-Commerce
19 47 (3.80%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 921 (74.45%) C#
2 462 (37.35%) JavaScript
3 337 (27.24%) SQL
4 130 (10.51%) Java
5 107 (8.65%) TypeScript
6 87 (7.03%) T-SQL
7 81 (6.55%) PowerShell
8 66 (5.34%) VB.NET
9 51 (4.12%) Python
10 41 (3.31%) VB
11 39 (3.15%) PHP
12 35 (2.83%) C++
13 27 (2.18%) C
14 25 (2.02%) VBA
15 22 (1.78%) PL/SQL
16 21 (1.70%) Go
17 19 (1.54%) Ruby
18 14 (1.13%) ES6
19 13 (1.05%) Perl
20 12 (0.97%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 107 (8.65%) Security Cleared
2 85 (6.87%) SC Cleared
3 41 (3.31%) Degree
4 17 (1.37%) Computer Science Degree
5 14 (1.13%) Microsoft Certification
6 11 (0.89%) ISEB
6 11 (0.89%) ISTQB
7 8 (0.65%) DV Cleared
8 6 (0.49%) BPSS Clearance
8 6 (0.49%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 6 (0.49%) MCSA
9 4 (0.32%) MCDBA
9 4 (0.32%) MCP
10 3 (0.24%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 3 (0.24%) MCSE
10 3 (0.24%) OSCP
10 3 (0.24%) TOGAF Certification
11 2 (0.16%) CCNP
11 2 (0.16%) Oracle Certification
11 2 (0.16%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 49 (3.96%) QA
2 5 (0.40%) PMO
2 5 (0.40%) SLA
3 4 (0.32%) PCI DSS
4 3 (0.24%) GDPR
4 3 (0.24%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.081%) HL7
5 1 (0.081%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.081%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.081%) JSP 440
System Software
1 91 (7.36%) Docker
2 49 (3.96%) Active Directory
3 18 (1.46%) Virtual Machines
4 8 (0.65%) LXC
5 3 (0.24%) VMware Infrastructure
6 2 (0.16%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.081%) Firmware
7 1 (0.081%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (0.081%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (0.081%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 85 (6.87%) Kubernetes
2 11 (0.89%) Ansible
2 11 (0.89%) Opscode Chef
2 11 (0.89%) Puppet
3 7 (0.57%) MIIS
4 6 (0.49%) HP ALM
5 5 (0.40%) Terraform
6 4 (0.32%) Red Hat Satellite
6 4 (0.32%) Single Sign-On
7 3 (0.24%) AirWatch
7 3 (0.24%) Cisco CUCM
7 3 (0.24%) Cisco UCCX
7 3 (0.24%) Microsoft Clustering
7 3 (0.24%) Tivoli
8 2 (0.16%) Docker Swarm
9 1 (0.081%) CA Service Virtualization
9 1 (0.081%) Kibana
9 1 (0.081%) Nagios
9 1 (0.081%) Salt
9 1 (0.081%) SCCM
Vendors
1 294 (23.77%) Microsoft
2 109 (8.81%) Oracle
3 28 (2.26%) Xamarin
4 24 (1.94%) Google
5 23 (1.86%) Telerik
6 21 (1.70%) Sitecore
7 15 (1.21%) IBM
8 14 (1.13%) Salesforce.com
9 12 (0.97%) Atlassian
9 12 (0.97%) Cypress Semiconductor
10 11 (0.89%) Databricks
11 10 (0.81%) New Relic
11 10 (0.81%) SAP
12 8 (0.65%) Blue Prism
12 8 (0.65%) Dynatrace
12 8 (0.65%) Micro Focus
12 8 (0.65%) Remedy
12 8 (0.65%) VMware
13 7 (0.57%) Red Hat
14 6 (0.49%) HP