Period
to 22 January 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South West 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 22 January 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 West
6 months to
22 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 12 10 13
Rank change year-on-year -2 +3 0
Contract jobs citing .NET 484 588 652
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 9.26% 11.12% 10.51%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 35.15% 40.72% 37.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 327 442 488
South West median daily rate £363 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.57% - +6.06%
10th Percentile £275 £258 £273
90th Percentile £518 £493 £464
England median daily rate £425 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +6.25% +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 11 22
South West median hourly rate - £37.50 £37.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -0.66% +16.15%
England median hourly rate £45.00 £38.98 £40.00
% change year-on-year +15.46% -2.56% +14.29%

.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 West with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
South West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 1,377 1,444 1,751
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 26.34% 27.31% 28.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 882 1,024 1,242
South West median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - -
10th Percentile £275 £263 £263
90th Percentile £563 £538 £510
England median daily rate £475 £425 £420
% change year-on-year +11.76% +1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 29 79
South West median hourly rate £45.00 £37.50 £42.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.00% -10.71% +3.70%
10th Percentile £27.65 £18.64 £30.40
90th Percentile £52.63 £43.05 £57.00
England median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%

.NET
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

Job postings citing .NET as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South West.

Job vacancy trend for .NET in the South West

.NET
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing .NET in the South West.

Contractor daily rate trend for .NET in the South West

.NET
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing .NET in the South West over the 6 months to 22 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for .NET in the South West

.NET
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing .NET in the South West.

Contractor hourly rate trend for .NET in the South West

.NET
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 6 months to 22 January 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
Bristol +2 201 £350 -6.67% 72
Wiltshire +5 92 £375 +7.14% 34
Dorset +10 52 £375 +7.14% 63
Somerset -10 45 £375 +15.38% 34
Devon -7 43 £332 +10.75% 16
Gloucestershire -3 33 £425 +21.43% 41
Cornwall -12 2 - - 7
Avon - 1 £325 -
.NET
England

For the 6 months to 22 January 2018, 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 West region with a requirement for .NET.

1 370 (76.45%) C#
2 235 (48.55%) Agile Software Development
3 214 (44.21%) MVC
4 199 (41.12%) ASP.NET
5 189 (39.05%) JavaScript
6 172 (35.54%) HTML
7 159 (32.85%) CSS
8 158 (32.64%) SQL Server
9 146 (30.17%) SQL
10 110 (22.73%) ASP.NET MVC
11 107 (22.11%) AngularJS
12 99 (20.45%) jQuery
13 93 (19.21%) Microsoft
14 90 (18.60%) .NET Framework
14 90 (18.60%) ASP.NET Web API
15 88 (18.18%) Scrum
16 72 (14.88%) Finance
17 68 (14.05%) Microsoft Azure
18 67 (13.84%) Test Automation
19 58 (11.98%) TDD
20 57 (11.78%) Entity Framework
20 57 (11.78%) REST
21 55 (11.36%) HTML5
21 55 (11.36%) Visual Studio
22 54 (11.16%) BDD
23 50 (10.33%) SOAP
24 48 (9.92%) Web Development
25 47 (9.71%) OO
25 47 (9.71%) Java
26 46 (9.50%) Windows

.NET
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West 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 28 (5.79%) CMS
2 24 (4.96%) IIS
3 20 (4.13%) Umbraco
4 17 (3.51%) SharePoint
5 11 (2.27%) Sitecore CMS
6 8 (1.65%) Apache
6 8 (1.65%) Confluence
6 8 (1.65%) Elasticsearch
6 8 (1.65%) Kentico
7 7 (1.45%) SharePoint 2013
7 7 (1.45%) Tomcat
8 5 (1.03%) EPiServer
8 5 (1.03%) NServiceBus
9 3 (0.62%) JBoss
9 3 (0.62%) Jetty
9 3 (0.62%) Mongrel
9 3 (0.62%) nginx
9 3 (0.62%) SharePoint 2010
9 3 (0.62%) WebSphere
10 2 (0.41%) WebLogic
Applications
1 4 (0.83%) Microsoft Excel
1 4 (0.83%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 7 (1.45%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.41%) SDL Web 8
Cloud Services
1 68 (14.05%) Microsoft Azure
2 38 (7.85%) Amazon AWS
3 10 (2.07%) GitHub
3 10 (2.07%) Office 365
4 8 (1.65%) Cloud Computing
5 5 (1.03%) Google Cloud Platform
5 5 (1.03%) SaaS
6 4 (0.83%) Amazon EC2
6 4 (0.83%) Azure Active Directory
6 4 (0.83%) npm
7 3 (0.62%) Amazon ElastiCache
7 3 (0.62%) Amazon S3
7 3 (0.62%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
7 3 (0.62%) AWS Lambda
7 3 (0.62%) Google App Engine
7 3 (0.62%) IaaS
7 3 (0.62%) PaaS
7 3 (0.62%) Route 53
7 3 (0.62%) Serverless
7 3 (0.62%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 16 (3.31%) DNS
2 12 (2.48%) HTTP
3 11 (2.27%) DHCP
4 9 (1.86%) Firewall
5 8 (1.65%) Wi-Fi
6 7 (1.45%) Intranet
7 6 (1.24%) TCP/IP
8 4 (0.83%) SSL
9 3 (0.62%) Bluetooth
9 3 (0.62%) FTP
9 3 (0.62%) IPsec
9 3 (0.62%) Kerberos
9 3 (0.62%) Reverse Proxy
10 2 (0.41%) SMS
10 2 (0.41%) VPN
11 1 (0.21%) Cisco ASA
11 1 (0.21%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
11 1 (0.21%) HTTPS
11 1 (0.21%) Network Security
11 1 (0.21%) PuTTY
Database & Business Intelligence
1 158 (32.64%) SQL Server
2 28 (5.79%) NoSQL
3 19 (3.93%) SQL Server 2008
3 19 (3.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 17 (3.51%) Oracle Database
4 17 (3.51%) SQL Server 2012
5 15 (3.10%) MongoDB
5 15 (3.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 12 (2.48%) Relational Database
7 9 (1.86%) MySQL
8 8 (1.65%) Apache Cassandra
8 8 (1.65%) RDBMS
8 8 (1.65%) SQL Server 2016
9 6 (1.24%) Big Data
9 6 (1.24%) Data Warehouse
10 4 (0.83%) Azure SQL Database
10 4 (0.83%) SQL Server 2014
11 3 (0.62%) Amazon RDS
11 3 (0.62%) Power BI
11 3 (0.62%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 55 (11.36%) Visual Studio
2 46 (9.50%) JIRA
3 41 (8.47%) Selenium
4 36 (7.44%) NUnit
5 35 (7.23%) Git (software)
5 35 (7.23%) Jenkins
6 27 (5.58%) Team Foundation Server
7 22 (4.55%) Cucumber
7 22 (4.55%) SpecFlow
8 20 (4.13%) SoapUI
8 20 (4.13%) WebDriver
9 11 (2.27%) Ant
10 10 (2.07%) Eclipse
10 10 (2.07%) JUnit
11 9 (1.86%) HP UFT
11 9 (1.86%) JMeter
11 9 (1.86%) LoadRunner
11 9 (1.86%) Maven
12 8 (1.65%) ReSharper
13 7 (1.45%) Subversion
General
1 72 (14.88%) Finance
2 37 (7.64%) Manufacturing
3 30 (6.20%) Marketing
4 28 (5.79%) Telecoms
5 26 (5.37%) Electronics
6 20 (4.13%) Banking
7 8 (1.65%) Advertising
8 6 (1.24%) Back Office
9 3 (0.62%) Financial Institution
9 3 (0.62%) Law
10 1 (0.21%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.21%) French Language
10 1 (0.21%) Games
10 1 (0.21%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.21%) Retail
10 1 (0.21%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 335 (69.21%) Developer
2 186 (38.43%) .NET Developer
3 90 (18.60%) C# Developer
4 57 (11.78%) C# .NET Developer
5 40 (8.26%) Full Stack Developer
6 36 (7.44%) Architect
7 30 (6.20%) Analyst
8 27 (5.58%) ASP.NET Developer
9 23 (4.75%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
10 21 (4.34%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 21 (4.34%) Software Developer
11 18 (3.72%) .NET Architect
12 16 (3.31%) Software Engineer
13 15 (3.10%) SQL Developer
13 15 (3.10%) Test Analyst
13 15 (3.10%) Web Developer
14 14 (2.89%) Umbraco Developer
15 13 (2.69%) Agile .NET Developer
15 13 (2.69%) Agile Developer
15 13 (2.69%) C# Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 199 (41.12%) ASP.NET
2 172 (35.54%) HTML
3 159 (32.85%) CSS
4 110 (22.73%) ASP.NET MVC
5 107 (22.11%) AngularJS
6 99 (20.45%) jQuery
7 90 (18.60%) .NET Framework
7 90 (18.60%) ASP.NET Web API
8 57 (11.78%) Entity Framework
8 57 (11.78%) REST
9 55 (11.36%) HTML5
10 50 (10.33%) SOAP
11 44 (9.09%) Web Services
12 40 (8.26%) .NET Core
12 40 (8.26%) WCF
13 37 (7.64%) JSON
14 35 (7.23%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 26 (5.37%) React
15 26 (5.37%) XML
16 21 (4.34%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 29 (5.99%) Greenfield Project
2 20 (4.13%) Mobile App
3 11 (2.27%) User Experience
4 9 (1.86%) Data Structures
4 9 (1.86%) Virtual Team
5 8 (1.65%) Computer Science
5 8 (1.65%) Public Cloud
6 7 (1.45%) Enterprise Software
7 6 (1.24%) iPad
8 5 (1.03%) Analytical Skills
8 5 (1.03%) Blog
8 5 (1.03%) Management Information System
8 5 (1.03%) Robotics
9 4 (0.83%) Algorithms
9 4 (0.83%) Driving Licence
10 3 (0.62%) Clustering
11 2 (0.41%) Digital Media
11 2 (0.41%) N-Tier
11 2 (0.41%) Replication
12 1 (0.21%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 46 (9.50%) Windows
2 16 (3.31%) Linux
2 16 (3.31%) Windows Server
3 13 (2.69%) Unix
4 8 (1.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 7 (1.45%) Android
6 4 (0.83%) Apple iOS
7 3 (0.62%) Solaris
7 3 (0.62%) Windows 7
7 3 (0.62%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (0.41%) CentOS
9 1 (0.21%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.21%) Windows 10
9 1 (0.21%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.21%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 235 (48.55%) Agile Software Development
2 214 (44.21%) MVC
3 88 (18.18%) Scrum
4 67 (13.84%) Test Automation
5 58 (11.98%) TDD
6 54 (11.16%) BDD
7 48 (9.92%) Web Development
8 47 (9.71%) OO
9 46 (9.50%) Unit Testing
10 39 (8.06%) DevOps
11 35 (7.23%) Business Intelligence
12 34 (7.02%) Continuous Integration
13 27 (5.58%) Digital Marketing
13 27 (5.58%) Front End Development
14 26 (5.37%) Migration
14 26 (5.37%) Programme Management
15 24 (4.96%) Microservices
15 24 (4.96%) SDLC
16 22 (4.55%) OOD
16 22 (4.55%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 370 (76.45%) C#
2 189 (39.05%) JavaScript
3 146 (30.17%) SQL
4 47 (9.71%) Java
5 27 (5.58%) TypeScript
6 23 (4.75%) VB.NET
7 22 (4.55%) C++
8 20 (4.13%) PowerShell
8 20 (4.13%) Python
8 20 (4.13%) T-SQL
9 13 (2.69%) Ruby
10 10 (2.07%) C
10 10 (2.07%) VBA
11 9 (1.86%) VBScript
12 8 (1.65%) Groovy
12 8 (1.65%) PHP
12 8 (1.65%) VB
13 7 (1.45%) Jython
13 7 (1.45%) Perl
13 7 (1.45%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 17 (3.51%) Security Cleared
2 11 (2.27%) SC Cleared
3 9 (1.86%) Degree
4 5 (1.03%) DV Cleared
5 4 (0.83%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (0.41%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.21%) ISEB
7 1 (0.21%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (0.21%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (6.20%) QA
2 1 (0.21%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (0.21%) ISO 14001
2 1 (0.21%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 15 (3.10%) Docker
2 8 (1.65%) Active Directory
3 4 (0.83%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (0.62%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (0.62%) Xen
5 2 (0.41%) ISA Server
5 2 (0.41%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.21%) GlusterFS
6 1 (0.21%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.21%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (0.21%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 10 (2.07%) Kubernetes
2 8 (1.65%) CA Service Virtualization
3 4 (0.83%) Puppet
4 3 (0.62%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.21%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (0.21%) Nagios
5 1 (0.21%) OSSEC
5 1 (0.21%) SCCM
5 1 (0.21%) SCVMM
5 1 (0.21%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 1 (0.21%) WSUS
Vendors
1 93 (19.21%) Microsoft
2 30 (6.20%) SAP
3 29 (5.99%) Oracle
4 15 (3.10%) Sitecore
5 13 (2.69%) Blue Prism
5 13 (2.69%) Xamarin
6 10 (2.07%) HP
7 9 (1.86%) Atlassian
7 9 (1.86%) CA
8 8 (1.65%) Google
8 8 (1.65%) VMware
9 6 (1.24%) Red Hat
10 4 (0.83%) Cisco
10 4 (0.83%) Sencha
11 3 (0.62%) Citrix
11 3 (0.62%) F5
11 3 (0.62%) Salesforce.com
11 3 (0.62%) Telerik
12 2 (0.41%) BEA
12 2 (0.41%) Pegasus