Period
to 24 November 2017

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 24 November 2017 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
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 28 21 20
Rank change year-on-year -7 -1 -4
Contract jobs citing .NET 1086 1216 1513
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 6.45% 7.31% 7.76%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 23.40% 27.26% 29.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 798 747 1021
South East median daily rate £375 £375 £373
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +0.67% +0.68%
10th Percentile £313 £288 £275
90th Percentile £500 £506 £488
England median daily rate £425 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +6.25% +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 32 37
South East median hourly rate £45.00 £42.50 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.88% -5.56% +30.43%
10th Percentile £40.38 £32.63 £34.45
90th Percentile £52.50 £47.35 £55.55
England median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%

.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 4642 4461 5139
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 27.59% 26.80% 26.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 2850 2699 3318
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +3.90% +6.21%
10th Percentile £300 £281 £263
90th Percentile £575 £538 £514
England median daily rate £463 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +8.82% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 91 131 122
South East median hourly rate £45.00 £41.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.76% +9.33% +15.38%
10th Percentile £15.00 £12.25 £14.46
90th Percentile £50.00 £55.00 £51.25
England median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +10.29%

.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 24 November 2017.

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 24 November 2017.

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 24 November 2017. 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 -18 358 £388 -3.13% 129
Hampshire -1 232 £375 -0.66% 82
Berkshire +2 191 £395 -1.25% 66
Surrey -12 188 £425 +11.84% 63
Kent +3 162 £350 - 25
Buckinghamshire -28 99 £364 -0.34% 27
East Sussex -1 78 £343 -2.14% 24
Oxfordshire -10 68 £400 -19.19% 36
West Sussex -28 45 £384 +2.33% 20
Sussex 0 7 £400 +68.42% 4
Middlesex +4 6 £425 -3.95% 2
.NET
England

For the 6 months to 24 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing .NET also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South East region with a requirement for .NET.

1 772 (71.09%) C#
2 545 (50.18%) SQL Server
3 457 (42.08%) MVC
4 444 (40.88%) ASP.NET
5 433 (39.87%) Agile Software Development
6 418 (38.49%) JavaScript
7 394 (36.28%) SQL
8 373 (34.35%) HTML
9 354 (32.60%) CSS
10 351 (32.32%) Microsoft
11 290 (26.70%) ASP.NET Web API
12 250 (23.02%) TDD
13 246 (22.65%) Web Services
14 239 (22.01%) AngularJS
15 232 (21.36%) .NET Framework
16 223 (20.53%) ASP.NET MVC
17 211 (19.43%) Microsoft Azure
18 203 (18.69%) Team Foundation Server
19 198 (18.23%) Windows
20 185 (17.03%) Oracle
21 177 (16.30%) WCF
22 170 (15.65%) Web Development
22 170 (15.65%) Scrum
23 150 (13.81%) Visual Studio
24 148 (13.63%) jQuery
25 136 (12.52%) Java
26 130 (11.97%) HTML5
27 126 (11.60%) REST
28 125 (11.51%) Entity Framework
29 116 (10.68%) Continuous Integration

.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 80 (7.37%) IIS
2 61 (5.62%) CMS
3 53 (4.88%) SharePoint
4 37 (3.41%) Sitecore CMS
5 34 (3.13%) BizTalk Server
6 18 (1.66%) Elasticsearch
7 14 (1.29%) NServiceBus
7 14 (1.29%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 10 (0.92%) JBoss
9 9 (0.83%) Apache
9 9 (0.83%) SharePoint 2013
10 7 (0.64%) Confluence
11 6 (0.55%) SharePoint Server
12 5 (0.46%) EPiServer
12 5 (0.46%) SharePoint 2010
12 5 (0.46%) Sitefinity
13 4 (0.37%) Apache Solr
13 4 (0.37%) Kentico
13 4 (0.37%) Tomcat
14 3 (0.28%) WebSphere
Applications
1 12 (1.10%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (0.92%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.18%) Fireworks
3 2 (0.18%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.092%) Stata
Business Applications
1 48 (4.42%) Dynamics CRM
2 12 (1.10%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 8 (0.74%) Dynamics GP
4 6 (0.55%) Dynamics AX
5 3 (0.28%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
6 2 (0.18%) Dynamics NAV
6 2 (0.18%) Oracle CRM
6 2 (0.18%) Oracle EBS
7 1 (0.092%) Adobe Campaign
7 1 (0.092%) BusinessWorks
7 1 (0.092%) Oracle Financials
7 1 (0.092%) SessionCam
Cloud Services
1 211 (19.43%) Microsoft Azure
2 68 (6.26%) Amazon AWS
3 24 (2.21%) SaaS
4 21 (1.93%) PaaS
5 20 (1.84%) npm
6 19 (1.75%) Dynamics 365
7 17 (1.57%) IaaS
8 15 (1.38%) Office 365
9 14 (1.29%) Amazon EC2
9 14 (1.29%) Firebase
10 13 (1.20%) OpenShift
11 11 (1.01%) Serverless
12 8 (0.74%) Amazon ELB
12 8 (0.74%) AWS Lambda
13 5 (0.46%) GitHub
13 5 (0.46%) Yarn
14 4 (0.37%) Cloud Computing
14 4 (0.37%) Slack
15 2 (0.18%) Force.com
15 2 (0.18%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 20 (1.84%) Internet
2 14 (1.29%) PuTTY
2 14 (1.29%) SMTP
2 14 (1.29%) WinSCP
3 13 (1.20%) Network Security
3 13 (1.20%) TCP/IP
4 12 (1.10%) Intranet
5 11 (1.01%) Firewall
5 11 (1.01%) HTTP
6 10 (0.92%) CTI
7 7 (0.64%) DNS
8 5 (0.46%) LDAP
9 4 (0.37%) AMQP
9 4 (0.37%) SMS
10 3 (0.28%) IMAP
10 3 (0.28%) SSL
11 2 (0.18%) Broadband
11 2 (0.18%) LAN
11 2 (0.18%) Reverse Proxy
11 2 (0.18%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 545 (50.18%) SQL Server
2 61 (5.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 60 (5.52%) SQL Server 2012
4 55 (5.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 36 (3.31%) Oracle Database
6 35 (3.22%) Data Warehouse
7 33 (3.04%) SQL Server 2008
8 31 (2.85%) NoSQL
9 30 (2.76%) Relational Database
10 24 (2.21%) MySQL
10 24 (2.21%) Oracle Database 11g
10 24 (2.21%) SQL Server 2016
11 20 (1.84%) Oracle Database 10g
12 16 (1.47%) MongoDB
13 14 (1.29%) Azure SQL Database
14 13 (1.20%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 12 (1.10%) Oracle Reports
16 11 (1.01%) SQL Server 2014
17 9 (0.83%) Amazon RDS
17 9 (0.83%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 203 (18.69%) Team Foundation Server
2 150 (13.81%) Visual Studio
3 98 (9.02%) Git (software)
4 58 (5.34%) Selenium
5 54 (4.97%) NUnit
6 41 (3.78%) SpecFlow
7 36 (3.31%) Moq
8 32 (2.95%) TeamCity
9 30 (2.76%) ReSharper
9 30 (2.76%) Visual Studio Team System
10 27 (2.49%) MSBuild
11 26 (2.39%) JIRA
12 23 (2.12%) Ant
13 22 (2.03%) Eclipse
13 22 (2.03%) Jenkins
13 22 (2.03%) Maven
14 20 (1.84%) gulp
15 18 (1.66%) Bower
15 18 (1.66%) HP UFT
16 17 (1.57%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 114 (10.50%) Finance
2 42 (3.87%) Banking
3 21 (1.93%) Advertising
3 21 (1.93%) Marketing
4 17 (1.57%) Retail
5 12 (1.10%) Telecoms
6 10 (0.92%) Legal
7 8 (0.74%) Investment Banking
7 8 (0.74%) Publishing
8 7 (0.64%) Aerospace
9 5 (0.46%) Automotive
9 5 (0.46%) Back Office
9 5 (0.46%) Financial Institution
9 5 (0.46%) Games
10 4 (0.37%) Pharmaceutical
11 3 (0.28%) General Ledger
11 3 (0.28%) Spanish Language
12 2 (0.18%) Billing
12 2 (0.18%) German Language
13 1 (0.092%) French Language
Job Titles
1 842 (77.53%) Developer
2 492 (45.30%) .NET Developer
3 310 (28.55%) C# Developer
4 237 (21.82%) C# .NET Developer
5 120 (11.05%) SQL Developer
6 108 (9.94%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
7 80 (7.37%) ASP.NET Developer
8 69 (6.35%) Web Developer
9 66 (6.08%) Senior Developer
10 65 (5.99%) C# ASP.NET Developer
11 62 (5.71%) Full Stack Developer
12 57 (5.25%) SQL Server Developer
13 46 (4.24%) Consultant
14 44 (4.05%) Software Developer
15 43 (3.96%) .NET Web Developer
16 41 (3.78%) Architect
17 40 (3.68%) Agile Developer
17 40 (3.68%) Sitecore Developer
18 39 (3.59%) Agile .NET Developer
18 39 (3.59%) Angular Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 444 (40.88%) ASP.NET
2 373 (34.35%) HTML
3 354 (32.60%) CSS
4 290 (26.70%) ASP.NET Web API
5 246 (22.65%) Web Services
6 239 (22.01%) AngularJS
7 232 (21.36%) .NET Framework
8 223 (20.53%) ASP.NET MVC
9 177 (16.30%) WCF
10 148 (13.63%) jQuery
11 130 (11.97%) HTML5
12 126 (11.60%) REST
13 125 (11.51%) Entity Framework
14 113 (10.41%) XML
15 72 (6.63%) CSS3
16 71 (6.54%) RESTful
17 61 (5.62%) Ajax
18 60 (5.52%) LINQ
18 60 (5.52%) SOAP
19 57 (5.25%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 57 (5.25%) N-Tier
2 53 (4.88%) Greenfield Project
3 34 (3.13%) Analytical Skills
4 33 (3.04%) User Experience
5 26 (2.39%) Mobile App
6 20 (1.84%) Enterprise Software
7 19 (1.75%) Client/Server
8 16 (1.47%) Algorithms
8 16 (1.47%) Computer Science
9 8 (0.74%) Fintech
10 7 (0.64%) Management Information System
11 6 (0.55%) Life Science
12 5 (0.46%) Clustering
13 4 (0.37%) W3C
14 3 (0.28%) Credit Derivative
14 3 (0.28%) Data Structures
14 3 (0.28%) EPoS
14 3 (0.28%) Equities
14 3 (0.28%) NHS
14 3 (0.28%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 198 (18.23%) Windows
2 79 (7.27%) Linux
3 63 (5.80%) Windows Server
4 51 (4.70%) Unix
5 26 (2.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 21 (1.93%) Android
7 19 (1.75%) Solaris
7 19 (1.75%) Windows Server 2012
8 11 (1.01%) Apple iOS
9 9 (0.83%) Windows Server 2003
9 9 (0.83%) Windows Server 2008
10 3 (0.28%) AIX
10 3 (0.28%) HPUX
10 3 (0.28%) Windows 10
11 2 (0.18%) Debian
11 2 (0.18%) Windows 7
12 1 (0.092%) CentOS
12 1 (0.092%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.092%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 457 (42.08%) MVC
2 433 (39.87%) Agile Software Development
3 250 (23.02%) TDD
4 170 (15.65%) Scrum
4 170 (15.65%) Web Development
5 116 (10.68%) Continuous Integration
6 89 (8.20%) Unit Testing
7 81 (7.46%) Test Automation
8 80 (7.37%) DevOps
9 75 (6.91%) CRM
10 72 (6.63%) SOLID
11 67 (6.17%) BDD
11 67 (6.17%) SDLC
12 66 (6.08%) Migration
13 58 (5.34%) Refactoring
14 56 (5.16%) E-Commerce
15 52 (4.79%) Software Engineering
16 51 (4.70%) MVVM
16 51 (4.70%) OO
17 50 (4.60%) Front End Development
Programming Languages
1 772 (71.09%) C#
2 418 (38.49%) JavaScript
3 394 (36.28%) SQL
4 136 (12.52%) Java
5 114 (10.50%) VB.NET
6 100 (9.21%) T-SQL
7 59 (5.43%) TypeScript
8 41 (3.78%) PowerShell
9 32 (2.95%) C++
9 32 (2.95%) PHP
10 23 (2.12%) F#
11 22 (2.03%) Python
12 14 (1.29%) PL/SQL
12 14 (1.29%) VB
13 13 (1.20%) ECMAScript
14 12 (1.10%) Bash Shell
14 12 (1.10%) C
15 10 (0.92%) VBA
16 8 (0.74%) ES6
17 7 (0.64%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 49 (4.51%) Security Cleared
2 42 (3.87%) Degree
3 41 (3.78%) SC Cleared
4 10 (0.92%) Computer Science Degree
4 10 (0.92%) ISTQB
5 9 (0.83%) ISEB
6 8 (0.74%) ISEB Practitioner
6 8 (0.74%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 6 (0.55%) DV Cleared
8 5 (0.46%) Microsoft Certification
9 4 (0.37%) BPSS Clearance
10 3 (0.28%) OSCP
10 3 (0.28%) PMI Certification
10 3 (0.28%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 2 (0.18%) CREST Certified
11 2 (0.18%) PMP
12 1 (0.092%) DBS Check
12 1 (0.092%) GPEN
12 1 (0.092%) GWAPT
12 1 (0.092%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (2.67%) QA
2 4 (0.37%) PMO
3 3 (0.28%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (0.18%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.18%) HL7
4 2 (0.18%) MIL-STD-1553
4 2 (0.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.092%) EMIR
5 1 (0.092%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.092%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 1 (0.092%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.092%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.092%) PSD2
System Software
1 34 (3.13%) Active Directory
2 24 (2.21%) Docker
3 13 (1.20%) vSphere
4 11 (1.01%) VMware Infrastructure
5 9 (0.83%) Virtual Machines
6 8 (0.74%) Oracle RAC
7 7 (0.64%) Hyper-V
8 4 (0.37%) VMware ESXi
8 4 (0.37%) VMware Workstation
9 1 (0.092%) Firmware
9 1 (0.092%) ISA Server
9 1 (0.092%) XenApp
9 1 (0.092%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 12 (1.10%) Opscode Chef
2 10 (0.92%) Puppet
3 5 (0.46%) Ansible
3 5 (0.46%) SCOM
4 4 (0.37%) WSUS
5 2 (0.18%) HP Quality Center
5 2 (0.18%) Kubernetes
6 1 (0.092%) BladeLogic
6 1 (0.092%) NetBackup
6 1 (0.092%) Packer
6 1 (0.092%) SCCM
6 1 (0.092%) SCOrch
6 1 (0.092%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (0.092%) Terraform
6 1 (0.092%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 351 (32.32%) Microsoft
2 185 (17.03%) Oracle
3 73 (6.72%) Sitecore
4 31 (2.85%) Red Hat
5 28 (2.58%) VMware
6 27 (2.49%) HP
7 19 (1.75%) Salesforce.com
7 19 (1.75%) Telerik
8 18 (1.66%) Xamarin
9 15 (1.38%) Workday
10 13 (1.20%) webMethods
11 12 (1.10%) Citrix
11 12 (1.10%) SAP
11 12 (1.10%) Software AG
12 10 (0.92%) ServiceNow
12 10 (0.92%) Sybase
13 8 (0.74%) IBM
14 7 (0.64%) Cisco
14 7 (0.64%) Google
15 6 (0.55%) Capita