Period
to 21 July 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 21 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 West
6 months to
21 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 10 13 14
Rank change year-on-year +3 +1 -4
Contract jobs citing .NET 570 523 520
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 10.64% 9.44% 8.61%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 40.00% 33.81% 33.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 385 348 399
South West median daily rate £388 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% +7.14% +2.94%
10th Percentile £300 £269 £275
90th Percentile £575 £488 £475
England median daily rate £440 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +6.67% +3.13% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 8 13
South West median hourly rate £40.00 £40.75 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.84% +213.46% -62.86%
10th Percentile £35.70 £34.25 £11.00
90th Percentile £44.50 £56.50 £40.00
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 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 1,425 1,547 1,575
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 26.60% 27.93% 26.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 918 974 1,093
South West median daily rate £400 £400 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +8.11% -1.33%
10th Percentile £284 £288 £263
90th Percentile £550 £532 £525
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 39 59
South West median hourly rate £44.50 £45.00 £42.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.11% +7.14% +5.99%
10th Percentile £35.25 £31.25 £20.88
90th Percentile £52.00 £54.50 £57.00
England median hourly rate £41.52 £40.75 £37.50
% change year-on-year +1.88% +8.67% +3.81%

.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 21 July 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 21 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
Bristol -5 175 £378 +0.67% 109
Wiltshire +6 126 £425 +21.43% 50
Somerset +5 69 £395 +6.76% 27
Gloucestershire +13 66 £350 -3.45% 33
Dorset +23 54 £388 +7.64% 40
Devon +13 48 £327 -19.26% 28
Cornwall -2 6 £363 +45.00% 4
.NET
England

For the 6 months to 21 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 West region with a requirement for .NET.

1 430 (75.44%) C#
2 301 (52.81%) Agile Software Development
3 259 (45.44%) SQL Server
4 251 (44.04%) ASP.NET
5 234 (41.05%) MVC
6 220 (38.60%) JavaScript
7 174 (30.53%) HTML
8 168 (29.47%) SQL
9 160 (28.07%) CSS
10 141 (24.74%) Microsoft Azure
11 135 (23.68%) ASP.NET Web API
12 125 (21.93%) .NET Framework
13 118 (20.70%) Finance
14 114 (20.00%) Microsoft
15 110 (19.30%) ASP.NET MVC
16 109 (19.12%) jQuery
17 106 (18.60%) AngularJS
18 103 (18.07%) Test Automation
19 102 (17.89%) Scrum
20 79 (13.86%) Unit Testing
21 78 (13.68%) DevOps
22 76 (13.33%) Microservices
23 70 (12.28%) Amazon AWS
24 68 (11.93%) Web Services
25 65 (11.40%) Team Foundation Server
26 62 (10.88%) .NET Core
27 61 (10.70%) Web Development
28 60 (10.53%) Java
28 60 (10.53%) TDD
29 57 (10.00%) PowerShell

.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 35 (6.14%) IIS
2 28 (4.91%) Confluence
3 20 (3.51%) Umbraco
4 16 (2.81%) CMS
5 12 (2.11%) BizTalk Server
6 10 (1.75%) Kentico
7 9 (1.58%) SharePoint
8 7 (1.23%) Tomcat
9 6 (1.05%) NServiceBus
9 6 (1.05%) Sitecore CMS
10 5 (0.88%) SharePoint 2013
10 5 (0.88%) WebLogic
11 4 (0.70%) GeoServer
12 2 (0.35%) SAS
13 1 (0.18%) Apache
13 1 (0.18%) EPiServer
13 1 (0.18%) Jetty
13 1 (0.18%) nginx
13 1 (0.18%) WebSphere
13 1 (0.18%) WordPress
Applications
1 7 (1.23%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (0.88%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (0.53%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.35%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 12 (2.11%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.35%) Teamcenter
3 1 (0.18%) FastStats
3 1 (0.18%) FastStats PeopleStage
3 1 (0.18%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.18%) SAP Business One
3 1 (0.18%) Siebel CRM
3 1 (0.18%) Staffware
Cloud Services
1 141 (24.74%) Microsoft Azure
2 70 (12.28%) Amazon AWS
3 16 (2.81%) NuGet
4 12 (2.11%) Cloud Computing
4 12 (2.11%) npm
5 10 (1.75%) SaaS
6 9 (1.58%) Dynamics 365
7 4 (0.70%) GitHub
8 3 (0.53%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 3 (0.53%) CloudFront
9 2 (0.35%) Google Cloud Platform
9 2 (0.35%) Office 365
9 2 (0.35%) Sauce Labs
10 1 (0.18%) Amazon EC2
10 1 (0.18%) Amazon SQS
10 1 (0.18%) AWS CloudFormation
10 1 (0.18%) AWS Lambda
10 1 (0.18%) Google App Engine
10 1 (0.18%) PaaS
10 1 (0.18%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 18 (3.16%) HTTP
2 6 (1.05%) Cisco ICM
3 5 (0.88%) Firewall
3 5 (0.88%) Internet
4 4 (0.70%) Kerberos
5 2 (0.35%) Intranet
5 2 (0.35%) SMS
6 1 (0.18%) DHCP
6 1 (0.18%) DNS
6 1 (0.18%) Ethernet
6 1 (0.18%) FTP
6 1 (0.18%) IPsec
6 1 (0.18%) PuTTY
6 1 (0.18%) Skype
6 1 (0.18%) SSL
6 1 (0.18%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.18%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 259 (45.44%) SQL Server
2 19 (3.33%) Oracle Database
3 14 (2.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 11 (1.93%) NoSQL
4 11 (1.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 10 (1.75%) Relational Database
5 10 (1.75%) SQL Server 2008
6 9 (1.58%) SQL Server 2016
7 8 (1.40%) SQL Server 2012
8 7 (1.23%) Power BI
9 6 (1.05%) RDBMS
9 6 (1.05%) SQL Server 2005
10 5 (0.88%) Data Warehouse
10 5 (0.88%) MongoDB
10 5 (0.88%) Oracle Database 11g
11 4 (0.70%) Apache Cassandra
11 4 (0.70%) Azure SQL Database
12 3 (0.53%) BusinessObjects
12 3 (0.53%) MySQL
12 3 (0.53%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 65 (11.40%) Team Foundation Server
2 51 (8.95%) Visual Studio
3 46 (8.07%) Git (software)
3 46 (8.07%) JIRA
4 32 (5.61%) NUnit
5 29 (5.09%) Selenium
6 25 (4.39%) Jenkins
7 24 (4.21%) Visual Studio Team System
8 23 (4.04%) TeamCity
9 19 (3.33%) SpecFlow
10 16 (2.81%) Octopus Deploy
11 15 (2.63%) Bitbucket
12 11 (1.93%) Eclipse
12 11 (1.93%) Moq
13 10 (1.75%) Ant
13 10 (1.75%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 10 (1.75%) SonarQube
13 10 (1.75%) XMLUnit
14 9 (1.58%) Artifactory
14 9 (1.58%) xUnit.net
General
1 118 (20.70%) Finance
2 23 (4.04%) Marketing
2 23 (4.04%) Telecoms
3 20 (3.51%) Manufacturing
4 18 (3.16%) Electronics
5 15 (2.63%) Banking
6 12 (2.11%) Advertising
7 11 (1.93%) Back Office
8 6 (1.05%) Games
9 5 (0.88%) Law
10 4 (0.70%) Aerospace
10 4 (0.70%) Financial Institution
11 2 (0.35%) Front Office
11 2 (0.35%) Publishing
11 2 (0.35%) Retail
12 1 (0.18%) Automotive
12 1 (0.18%) French Language
12 1 (0.18%) Investment Banking
12 1 (0.18%) Legal
12 1 (0.18%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 367 (64.39%) Developer
2 211 (37.02%) .NET Developer
3 98 (17.19%) C# Developer
4 77 (13.51%) Architect
5 74 (12.98%) C# .NET Developer
6 47 (8.25%) Solutions Architect
7 43 (7.54%) ASP.NET Developer
8 42 (7.37%) Software Developer
9 38 (6.67%) .NET Architect
10 32 (5.61%) C# ASP.NET Developer
11 30 (5.26%) Software Engineer
12 29 (5.09%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
13 25 (4.39%) .NET Software Developer
14 23 (4.04%) Analyst
14 23 (4.04%) Full Stack Developer
14 23 (4.04%) Senior Developer
15 21 (3.68%) DevOps Engineer
15 21 (3.68%) Technical Architect
16 18 (3.16%) Senior .NET Developer
17 17 (2.98%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 251 (44.04%) ASP.NET
2 174 (30.53%) HTML
3 160 (28.07%) CSS
4 135 (23.68%) ASP.NET Web API
5 125 (21.93%) .NET Framework
6 110 (19.30%) ASP.NET MVC
7 109 (19.12%) jQuery
8 106 (18.60%) AngularJS
9 68 (11.93%) Web Services
10 62 (10.88%) .NET Core
11 55 (9.65%) REST
12 51 (8.95%) Entity Framework
13 50 (8.77%) JSON
14 43 (7.54%) HTML5
14 43 (7.54%) Node.js
15 40 (7.02%) React
15 40 (7.02%) RESTful
16 39 (6.84%) XML
17 33 (5.79%) Twitter Bootstrap
18 31 (5.44%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 51 (8.95%) Analytical Skills
2 26 (4.56%) Self-Motivation
3 20 (3.51%) iPad
4 13 (2.28%) Greenfield Project
5 10 (1.75%) Data Centre
5 10 (1.75%) Enterprise Software
6 9 (1.58%) User Experience
7 6 (1.05%) Computer Science
7 6 (1.05%) Digital Media
7 6 (1.05%) IVR
8 5 (0.88%) Fintech
9 4 (0.70%) Mainframe
9 4 (0.70%) Mobile App
9 4 (0.70%) Robotics
10 3 (0.53%) Client/Server
10 3 (0.53%) Data Structures
10 3 (0.53%) Public Cloud
11 2 (0.35%) Online Banking
11 2 (0.35%) RIA
11 2 (0.35%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 48 (8.42%) Windows
2 19 (3.33%) Linux
3 14 (2.46%) Windows Server
4 3 (0.53%) Android
4 3 (0.53%) Unix
4 3 (0.53%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (0.35%) Apple iOS
5 2 (0.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.18%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 301 (52.81%) Agile Software Development
2 234 (41.05%) MVC
3 103 (18.07%) Test Automation
4 102 (17.89%) Scrum
5 79 (13.86%) Unit Testing
6 78 (13.68%) DevOps
7 76 (13.33%) Microservices
8 61 (10.70%) Web Development
9 60 (10.53%) TDD
10 48 (8.42%) Problem-Solving
11 44 (7.72%) Software Engineering
12 43 (7.54%) OO
13 38 (6.67%) Continuous Delivery
14 35 (6.14%) BDD
14 35 (6.14%) Continuous Integration
15 33 (5.79%) E-Commerce
16 27 (4.74%) Business Intelligence
17 26 (4.56%) Mentoring
18 23 (4.04%) Configuration Management
19 22 (3.86%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 430 (75.44%) C#
2 220 (38.60%) JavaScript
3 168 (29.47%) SQL
4 60 (10.53%) Java
5 57 (10.00%) PowerShell
6 50 (8.77%) T-SQL
7 30 (5.26%) TypeScript
8 22 (3.86%) VB.NET
9 21 (3.68%) Python
10 17 (2.98%) C++
11 8 (1.40%) VC++
12 7 (1.23%) PHP
13 6 (1.05%) PL/SQL
14 5 (0.88%) F#
15 4 (0.70%) Ruby
15 4 (0.70%) Scala
16 3 (0.53%) Bash Shell
16 3 (0.53%) Perl
16 3 (0.53%) VB
17 2 (0.35%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 52 (9.12%) Security Cleared
2 31 (5.44%) SC Cleared
3 14 (2.46%) Degree
4 5 (0.88%) Computer Science Degree
5 3 (0.53%) BC Cleared
5 3 (0.53%) ISTQB
6 2 (0.35%) DV Cleared
6 2 (0.35%) ISEB
6 2 (0.35%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (0.35%) TOGAF Certification
7 1 (0.18%) ISEB Practitioner
7 1 (0.18%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (0.18%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (3.16%) QA
2 6 (1.05%) Data Quality
3 4 (0.70%) SLA
4 1 (0.18%) Basel II
4 1 (0.18%) GCP
4 1 (0.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 47 (8.25%) Docker
2 4 (0.70%) Active Directory
3 3 (0.53%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.18%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.18%) vSphere
4 1 (0.18%) Xen
Systems Management
1 41 (7.19%) Kubernetes
2 6 (1.05%) Cisco UCCE
3 3 (0.53%) SCVMM
3 3 (0.53%) Terraform
4 2 (0.35%) Grafana
4 2 (0.35%) Single Sign-On
5 1 (0.18%) Ansible
5 1 (0.18%) HP ALM
5 1 (0.18%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.18%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (0.18%) Puppet
5 1 (0.18%) SCCM
Vendors
1 114 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 56 (9.82%) Oracle
3 26 (4.56%) Atlassian
4 23 (4.04%) Sitecore
5 22 (3.86%) SAP
6 10 (1.75%) MuleSoft
6 10 (1.75%) Splunk
7 8 (1.40%) VMware
8 6 (1.05%) Cisco
9 5 (0.88%) Apigee
9 5 (0.88%) Capita
9 5 (0.88%) Guidewire
10 4 (0.70%) Cadence
10 4 (0.70%) Google
10 4 (0.70%) Telerik
10 4 (0.70%) Unisys
11 3 (0.53%) AppDynamics
11 3 (0.53%) Infragistics
11 3 (0.53%) Veracode
12 2 (0.35%) Teradata