Period
to 20 July 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 20 July 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
20 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 24 27 24
Rank change year-on-year +3 -3 -7
Contract jobs citing .NET 1,229 1,038 1,303
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 7.15% 6.46% 6.99%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 22.58% 23.52% 26.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 873 698 883
South East median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - +7.14%
10th Percentile £306 £290 £300
90th Percentile £525 £488 £525
England median daily rate £440 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +6.67% +3.13% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 28 37
South East median hourly rate £42.50 £45.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.56% +12.50% +6.50%
10th Percentile £22.00 £41.25 £9.00
90th Percentile £48.75 £54.00 £47.50
England median hourly rate £42.38 £43.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year -1.44% +14.67% +1.35%

.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 5,444 4,413 4,847
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 31.69% 27.47% 25.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,499 2,698 3,173
South East median daily rate £425 £410 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +6.67%
10th Percentile £310 £294 £275
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 104 85 117
South East median hourly rate £42.50 £43.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.16% +7.50% +14.29%
10th Percentile £10.74 £13.10 £12.25
90th Percentile £54.63 £56.10 £53.85
England median hourly rate £41.52 £40.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +2.51% +8.00% +4.17%

.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 20 July 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 20 July 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 20 July 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 +14 411 £400 - 283
Hampshire +1 337 £400 +14.29% 156
Surrey -2 245 £425 +3.03% 127
Berkshire +6 212 £400 - 113
Buckinghamshire +24 127 £425 +6.25% 53
Kent -4 74 £400 +15.94% 58
Oxfordshire -5 72 £375 +7.14% 117
East Sussex +2 68 £363 +3.57% 24
West Sussex +4 64 £388 -3.13% 37
M4 Corridor - 9 - -
Middlesex +4 6 £375 -0.07%
Sussex +6 4 - - 1
.NET
England

For the 6 months to 20 July 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.

1 904 (73.56%) C#
2 575 (46.79%) Agile Software Development
3 504 (41.01%) JavaScript
4 486 (39.54%) SQL Server
5 479 (38.97%) ASP.NET
6 420 (34.17%) MVC
7 395 (32.14%) SQL
8 367 (29.86%) Microsoft
9 355 (28.89%) HTML
10 321 (26.12%) .NET Framework
11 307 (24.98%) Microsoft Azure
12 305 (24.82%) AngularJS
13 283 (23.03%) ASP.NET Web API
13 283 (23.03%) CSS
14 231 (18.80%) ASP.NET MVC
15 225 (18.31%) TDD
16 201 (16.35%) jQuery
17 198 (16.11%) Scrum
18 189 (15.38%) Web Services
19 169 (13.75%) Team Foundation Server
20 165 (13.43%) Oracle
21 160 (13.02%) Visual Studio
22 157 (12.77%) Entity Framework
23 156 (12.69%) Test Automation
24 149 (12.12%) HTML5
24 149 (12.12%) Windows
25 146 (11.88%) Java
26 134 (10.90%) Microservices
27 131 (10.66%) REST
28 127 (10.33%) .NET Core

.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 82 (6.67%) CMS
2 68 (5.53%) IIS
3 59 (4.80%) SharePoint
4 43 (3.50%) BizTalk Server
5 31 (2.52%) Umbraco
6 26 (2.12%) Sitecore CMS
7 25 (2.03%) Confluence
8 24 (1.95%) Apache Solr
9 21 (1.71%) Apache
10 19 (1.55%) EPiServer
11 13 (1.06%) NServiceBus
11 13 (1.06%) SharePoint 2010
12 12 (0.98%) Apache Spark
13 11 (0.90%) Elasticsearch
13 11 (0.90%) WordPress
14 8 (0.65%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 7 (0.57%) SharePoint 2013
16 6 (0.49%) Kentico
16 6 (0.49%) WebLogic
16 6 (0.49%) WebSphere
Applications
1 24 (1.95%) Microsoft Office
2 21 (1.71%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (0.33%) NUKE
3 4 (0.33%) SOLIDWORKS
3 4 (0.33%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (0.16%) Chatbot
5 1 (0.081%) CATIA
5 1 (0.081%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.081%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 44 (3.58%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (0.65%) Oracle EBS
3 6 (0.49%) SAP S/4HANA
4 3 (0.24%) Sage 200
4 3 (0.24%) Sage CRM
5 2 (0.16%) Magento
5 2 (0.16%) SAP Hybris
6 1 (0.081%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.081%) Eloqua
6 1 (0.081%) NetSuite
6 1 (0.081%) Oracle Applications
6 1 (0.081%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (0.081%) SAP R/3
6 1 (0.081%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 307 (24.98%) Microsoft Azure
2 90 (7.32%) Amazon AWS
3 34 (2.77%) SaaS
4 26 (2.12%) Serverless
5 24 (1.95%) PaaS
6 20 (1.63%) Google Cloud Platform
7 16 (1.30%) Office 365
8 15 (1.22%) Dynamics 365
9 13 (1.06%) GitHub
10 8 (0.65%) Azure Data Factory
10 8 (0.65%) IaaS
11 7 (0.57%) NuGet
12 6 (0.49%) Amazon SQS
12 6 (0.49%) Force.com
13 5 (0.41%) Azure Active Directory
13 5 (0.41%) Azure Machine Learning
14 4 (0.33%) Adobe Creative Cloud
14 4 (0.33%) BrowserStack
15 3 (0.24%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
15 3 (0.24%) Firebase
Communications & Networking
1 32 (2.60%) HTTP
2 26 (2.12%) PuTTY
2 26 (2.12%) WinSCP
3 24 (1.95%) Internet
4 19 (1.55%) SMTP
5 8 (0.65%) TCP/IP
6 7 (0.57%) DNS
7 6 (0.49%) IMAP
8 5 (0.41%) Firewall
8 5 (0.41%) SSL
8 5 (0.41%) Wireless
9 4 (0.33%) FTP
9 4 (0.33%) LAN
9 4 (0.33%) SAN
10 3 (0.24%) AMQP
10 3 (0.24%) Skype
10 3 (0.24%) SMS
11 2 (0.16%) Intranet
11 2 (0.16%) VoIP
11 2 (0.16%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 486 (39.54%) SQL Server
2 69 (5.61%) Relational Database
3 65 (5.29%) SQL Server 2012
4 57 (4.64%) Oracle Database
5 48 (3.91%) MongoDB
6 46 (3.74%) NoSQL
7 41 (3.34%) SQL Server 2016
8 40 (3.25%) SQL Server 2008
9 38 (3.09%) RDBMS
10 35 (2.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 34 (2.77%) Oracle Database 11g
12 31 (2.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 29 (2.36%) Oracle Database 10g
14 28 (2.28%) MySQL
15 26 (2.12%) Big Data
16 19 (1.55%) Azure SQL Database
16 19 (1.55%) Oracle Reports
16 19 (1.55%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 15 (1.22%) Apache Cassandra
17 15 (1.22%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 169 (13.75%) Team Foundation Server
2 160 (13.02%) Visual Studio
3 95 (7.73%) Git (software)
4 87 (7.08%) Selenium
5 69 (5.61%) Visual Studio Team System
6 56 (4.56%) SpecFlow
7 54 (4.39%) JIRA
8 46 (3.74%) Octopus Deploy
9 44 (3.58%) Oracle APEX
9 44 (3.58%) TeamCity
10 41 (3.34%) SoapUI
11 40 (3.25%) HP UFT
11 40 (3.25%) Jenkins
12 31 (2.52%) Eclipse
13 30 (2.44%) Ant
13 30 (2.44%) TestNG
14 27 (2.20%) LoadRunner
14 27 (2.20%) NUnit
15 26 (2.12%) ReSharper
15 26 (2.12%) Subversion
General
1 124 (10.09%) Finance
2 21 (1.71%) Advertising
2 21 (1.71%) Banking
3 18 (1.46%) Retail
4 16 (1.30%) Marketing
5 11 (0.90%) Telecoms
6 10 (0.81%) Back Office
7 7 (0.57%) Law
8 6 (0.49%) Electronics
8 6 (0.49%) Manufacturing
9 4 (0.33%) Automotive
10 3 (0.24%) Games
10 3 (0.24%) Publishing
11 2 (0.16%) Financial Institution
11 2 (0.16%) Legal
11 2 (0.16%) Military
12 1 (0.081%) Avionics
12 1 (0.081%) French Language
12 1 (0.081%) Local Government
12 1 (0.081%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 879 (71.52%) Developer
2 471 (38.32%) .NET Developer
3 252 (20.50%) C# Developer
4 176 (14.32%) C# .NET Developer
5 102 (8.30%) Full Stack Developer
6 89 (7.24%) Architect
7 85 (6.92%) Senior Developer
8 78 (6.35%) ASP.NET Developer
9 67 (5.45%) Angular Developer
10 64 (5.21%) Software Developer
10 64 (5.21%) SQL Developer
11 59 (4.80%) C# ASP.NET Developer
12 57 (4.64%) Web Developer
13 54 (4.39%) Analyst
14 49 (3.99%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
14 49 (3.99%) Senior .NET Developer
15 45 (3.66%) JavaScript Developer
16 42 (3.42%) Solutions Architect
17 41 (3.34%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
18 40 (3.25%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 479 (38.97%) ASP.NET
2 355 (28.89%) HTML
3 321 (26.12%) .NET Framework
4 305 (24.82%) AngularJS
5 283 (23.03%) ASP.NET Web API
5 283 (23.03%) CSS
6 231 (18.80%) ASP.NET MVC
7 201 (16.35%) jQuery
8 189 (15.38%) Web Services
9 157 (12.77%) Entity Framework
10 149 (12.12%) HTML5
11 131 (10.66%) REST
12 127 (10.33%) .NET Core
13 121 (9.85%) WCF
14 118 (9.60%) XML
15 100 (8.14%) RESTful
16 85 (6.92%) CSS3
17 82 (6.67%) React
18 77 (6.27%) Twitter Bootstrap
19 72 (5.86%) Angular 2
Miscellaneous
1 76 (6.18%) Greenfield Project
2 52 (4.23%) User Experience
3 45 (3.66%) Enterprise Software
4 40 (3.25%) Analytical Skills
5 36 (2.93%) Computer Science
6 27 (2.20%) Mobile App
7 16 (1.30%) Public Cloud
7 16 (1.30%) Self-Motivation
8 15 (1.22%) iPad
9 14 (1.14%) N-Tier
10 12 (0.98%) Algorithms
11 10 (0.81%) Fintech
11 10 (0.81%) Virtual Team
11 10 (0.81%) W3C
12 7 (0.57%) Client/Server
12 7 (0.57%) Clustering
13 6 (0.49%) Management Information System
13 6 (0.49%) Robotics
14 4 (0.33%) Data Structures
14 4 (0.33%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 149 (12.12%) Windows
2 62 (5.04%) Linux
3 48 (3.91%) Windows Server
4 37 (3.01%) Android
5 30 (2.44%) Apple iOS
6 29 (2.36%) Windows Server 2012
7 26 (2.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 18 (1.46%) Windows 10
9 14 (1.14%) Unix
10 9 (0.73%) Windows Server 2008
11 7 (0.57%) Windows 7
12 3 (0.24%) Ubuntu
13 2 (0.16%) VxWorks
13 2 (0.16%) Windows Phone
13 2 (0.16%) Windows Phone 8
13 2 (0.16%) Windows Server 2003
14 1 (0.081%) VMS
14 1 (0.081%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 575 (46.79%) Agile Software Development
2 420 (34.17%) MVC
3 225 (18.31%) TDD
4 198 (16.11%) Scrum
5 156 (12.69%) Test Automation
6 134 (10.90%) Microservices
7 110 (8.95%) Web Development
8 107 (8.71%) BDD
8 107 (8.71%) DevOps
9 104 (8.46%) E-Commerce
10 101 (8.22%) Continuous Integration
11 74 (6.02%) Problem-Solving
12 70 (5.70%) Unit Testing
13 68 (5.53%) CRM
14 67 (5.45%) SOA
15 66 (5.37%) OO
16 65 (5.29%) Software Engineering
17 54 (4.39%) Migration
18 51 (4.15%) Kanban
19 50 (4.07%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 904 (73.56%) C#
2 504 (41.01%) JavaScript
3 395 (32.14%) SQL
4 146 (11.88%) Java
5 66 (5.37%) TypeScript
6 60 (4.88%) VB.NET
7 51 (4.15%) C++
7 51 (4.15%) T-SQL
8 48 (3.91%) PowerShell
9 37 (3.01%) F#
10 34 (2.77%) Python
11 28 (2.28%) C
12 25 (2.03%) VB
13 24 (1.95%) PL/SQL
14 23 (1.87%) VBA
15 21 (1.71%) PHP
16 13 (1.06%) ES6
17 10 (0.81%) Go
18 9 (0.73%) MATLAB
19 7 (0.57%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 95 (7.73%) Security Cleared
2 89 (7.24%) SC Cleared
3 66 (5.37%) Degree
4 40 (3.25%) ISEB
4 40 (3.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 27 (2.20%) ISEB Practitioner
6 23 (1.87%) ISTQB
7 12 (0.98%) Computer Science Degree
7 12 (0.98%) Microsoft Certification
8 10 (0.81%) TOGAF Certification
9 7 (0.57%) BPSS Clearance
10 6 (0.49%) MCP
11 5 (0.41%) DV Cleared
11 5 (0.41%) Numerate Degree
12 4 (0.33%) MCSE
13 3 (0.24%) CISSP
13 3 (0.24%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
13 3 (0.24%) SSCP
14 2 (0.16%) DBS Check
14 2 (0.16%) SAFe Agilist
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (2.12%) QA
2 7 (0.57%) GDPR
3 6 (0.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.24%) PMO
5 2 (0.16%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.16%) SLA
6 1 (0.081%) EMIR
6 1 (0.081%) GCP
6 1 (0.081%) HL7
6 1 (0.081%) MISRA
6 1 (0.081%) MISRA C
6 1 (0.081%) WCAG
System Software
1 40 (3.25%) Docker
2 26 (2.12%) vSphere
3 20 (1.63%) Active Directory
4 7 (0.57%) VMware Infrastructure
5 5 (0.41%) Firmware
6 4 (0.33%) Microsoft App-V
6 4 (0.33%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (0.16%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.081%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 41 (3.34%) HP ALM
2 30 (2.44%) Kubernetes
3 12 (0.98%) Puppet
4 8 (0.65%) Opscode Chef
4 8 (0.65%) vRealize
5 6 (0.49%) Ansible
5 6 (0.49%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 4 (0.33%) HP Quality Center
6 4 (0.33%) SCCM
6 4 (0.33%) SCOM
7 3 (0.24%) Microsoft Clustering
7 3 (0.24%) Single Sign-On
7 3 (0.24%) Terraform
8 2 (0.16%) Cisco UCCE
8 2 (0.16%) Opsview
9 1 (0.081%) BladeLogic
9 1 (0.081%) SCOrch
9 1 (0.081%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 367 (29.86%) Microsoft
2 165 (13.43%) Oracle
3 59 (4.80%) HP
4 55 (4.48%) Sitecore
5 45 (3.66%) SAP
6 33 (2.69%) Software AG
6 33 (2.69%) VMware
6 33 (2.69%) webMethods
7 27 (2.20%) Capita
7 27 (2.20%) Red Hat
8 24 (1.95%) Google
9 21 (1.71%) Salesforce.com
10 18 (1.46%) Xamarin
11 16 (1.30%) Atlassian
12 12 (0.98%) Citrix
13 10 (0.81%) Automation Anywhere
14 9 (0.73%) Adobe
14 9 (0.73%) IBM
14 9 (0.73%) Micro Focus
14 9 (0.73%) Tableau