Period
to 14 July 2020

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 14 July 2020 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
14 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 30 21 10
Rank change year-on-year -9 -11 +3
Contract jobs citing .NET 173 447 577
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the South West 5.89% 7.14% 10.78%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 22.85% 27.61% 40.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 110 311 402
Median daily rate £421 £450 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.44% +16.13% +3.33%
10th Percentile £313 £313 £300
90th Percentile £575 £650 £575
England median daily rate £475 £460 £438
% change year-on-year +3.26% +5.14% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 7 3
Median hourly rate £35.00 £47.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -26.32% +18.75% -1.84%
England median hourly rate £35.00 £45.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year -22.22% +5.88% -

.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 757 1,619 1,435
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 25.76% 25.85% 26.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 498 1,085 931
Median daily rate £475 £450 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +9.09% +3.13%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £291
90th Percentile £605 £619 £563
England median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 32 23
Median hourly rate £35.00 £42.50 £44.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.65% -4.49% -1.11%
Median hourly rate £35.00 £44.00 £41.53
% change year-on-year -20.45% +5.95% +2.54%

.NET
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

Job postings citing .NET as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing .NET in the South West.

Daily rate trend for .NET in the South West

.NET
Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing .NET in the South West over the 6 months to 14 July 2020.

Daily rate histogram for .NET in the South West

.NET
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing .NET in the South West.

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 14 July 2020. 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 -10 58 £438 +6.06% 30
Wiltshire -15 36 £438 -16.67% 4
Somerset +18 34 £410 +2.50% 14
Devon +11 17 £406 +8.33% 14
Gloucestershire +10 13 £500 +25.00% 14
Cornwall +10 7 £500 +85.19% 1
Dorset +4 4 £488 -2.50% 15
.NET
England

For the 6 months to 14 July 2020, 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.

1 137 (79.19%) C#
2 84 (48.55%) Azure
3 76 (43.93%) DevOps
4 74 (42.77%) Agile Software Development
5 68 (39.31%) SQL
6 65 (37.57%) JavaScript
7 64 (36.99%) Microsoft
8 62 (35.84%) ASP.NET
9 58 (33.53%) SQL Server
10 49 (28.32%) .NET Framework
10 49 (28.32%) Security Cleared
11 44 (25.43%) HTML
11 44 (25.43%) .NET Core
12 42 (24.28%) SC Cleared
13 39 (22.54%) AngularJS
14 37 (21.39%) MVC
15 35 (20.23%) CSS
15 35 (20.23%) Git (software)
16 33 (19.08%) Entity Framework
17 32 (18.50%) PowerShell
17 32 (18.50%) Web Services
18 29 (16.76%) REST
19 26 (15.03%) SOAP
19 26 (15.03%) Selenium
20 25 (14.45%) Team Foundation Server
20 25 (14.45%) Scrum
21 24 (13.87%) SpecFlow
22 22 (12.72%) Windows
23 21 (12.14%) Finance
23 21 (12.14%) Test Automation

.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 17 (9.83%) NServiceBus
2 8 (4.62%) SharePoint
3 7 (4.05%) IIS
4 6 (3.47%) CMS
5 4 (2.31%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 3 (1.73%) DNN
6 3 (1.73%) Elasticsearch
6 3 (1.73%) Umbraco
7 1 (0.58%) Kentico
7 1 (0.58%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (0.58%) SharePoint Server
7 1 (0.58%) Tomcat
Applications
1 3 (1.73%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.58%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.58%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.58%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 6 (3.47%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (2.31%) Oracle Applications
3 2 (1.16%) Oracle BPM
3 2 (1.16%) Oracle ERP
3 2 (1.16%) Siebel CRM
Cloud Services
1 84 (48.55%) Azure
2 20 (11.56%) AWS
3 11 (6.36%) PaaS
4 9 (5.20%) Dynamics 365
4 9 (5.20%) IaaS
4 9 (5.20%) Logic Apps
5 5 (2.89%) GitHub
6 3 (1.73%) Amazon SQS
6 3 (1.73%) npm
6 3 (1.73%) Power Platform
6 3 (1.73%) SaaS
7 2 (1.16%) AWS Lambda
7 2 (1.16%) NuGet
7 2 (1.16%) Serverless
8 1 (0.58%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.58%) GCP
8 1 (0.58%) Google App Engine
8 1 (0.58%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 6 (3.47%) TCP/IP
2 4 (2.31%) DNS
2 4 (2.31%) Ethernet
3 2 (1.16%) HTTP
3 2 (1.16%) Intranet
3 2 (1.16%) SMTP
3 2 (1.16%) SNMP
3 2 (1.16%) VLAN
4 1 (0.58%) 3G
4 1 (0.58%) 4G
4 1 (0.58%) DHCP
4 1 (0.58%) FTP
4 1 (0.58%) IPsec
4 1 (0.58%) LTE
4 1 (0.58%) Radio Access Network
4 1 (0.58%) Skype
4 1 (0.58%) SSL
4 1 (0.58%) UMTS
4 1 (0.58%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 58 (33.53%) SQL Server
2 9 (5.20%) Data Warehouse
3 7 (4.05%) Oracle Database
4 6 (3.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 6 (3.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 5 (2.89%) NoSQL
5 5 (2.89%) SQL Server 2008
6 4 (2.31%) InterSystems Cache
6 4 (2.31%) Oracle BI EE
6 4 (2.31%) Oracle Database 10g
6 4 (2.31%) Oracle Database 11g
6 4 (2.31%) Oracle Database 12c
6 4 (2.31%) Oracle Reports
7 3 (1.73%) MongoDB
7 3 (1.73%) MySQL
7 3 (1.73%) PostgreSQL
7 3 (1.73%) Relational Database
7 3 (1.73%) SQL Server 2016
7 3 (1.73%) SQL Server 2019
8 2 (1.16%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 35 (20.23%) Git (software)
2 26 (15.03%) Selenium
3 25 (14.45%) Team Foundation Server
4 24 (13.87%) SpecFlow
5 16 (9.25%) Visual Studio
6 8 (4.62%) JIRA
6 8 (4.62%) NetBeans
7 7 (4.05%) JMeter
7 7 (4.05%) Visual Studio Team System
8 6 (3.47%) Eclipse
8 6 (3.47%) Jenkins
9 5 (2.89%) NUnit
9 5 (2.89%) Octopus Deploy
10 4 (2.31%) Ant
10 4 (2.31%) MSTest
10 4 (2.31%) Postman
10 4 (2.31%) SoapUI
11 3 (1.73%) Bitbucket
11 3 (1.73%) gulp
11 3 (1.73%) webpack
General
1 21 (12.14%) Finance
2 13 (7.51%) Public Sector
3 6 (3.47%) Back Office
3 6 (3.47%) Law
4 5 (2.89%) Aerospace
5 4 (2.31%) Military
5 4 (2.31%) Telecoms
6 3 (1.73%) Manufacturing
6 3 (1.73%) Retail
7 2 (1.16%) Electronics
7 2 (1.16%) German Language
7 2 (1.16%) Marketing
8 1 (0.58%) Advertising
8 1 (0.58%) Automotive
8 1 (0.58%) Banking
8 1 (0.58%) Legal
Job Titles
1 104 (60.12%) Developer
2 72 (41.62%) .NET Developer
3 32 (18.50%) C# Developer
4 28 (16.18%) C# .NET Developer
5 15 (8.67%) SQL Developer
6 14 (8.09%) ASP.NET Developer
6 14 (8.09%) Software Engineer
7 13 (7.51%) Analyst
8 12 (6.94%) Software Developer
9 11 (6.36%) Lead Developer
10 9 (5.20%) DevOps Engineer
11 8 (4.62%) Azure Engineer
11 8 (4.62%) JavaScript Developer
12 7 (4.05%) C# ASP.NET Developer
13 6 (3.47%) .NET Software Developer
13 6 (3.47%) C# Software Developer
13 6 (3.47%) Senior Developer
13 6 (3.47%) SharePoint Developer
13 6 (3.47%) Test Engineer
14 5 (2.89%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 62 (35.84%) ASP.NET
2 49 (28.32%) .NET Framework
3 44 (25.43%) .NET Core
3 44 (25.43%) HTML
4 39 (22.54%) AngularJS
5 35 (20.23%) CSS
6 33 (19.08%) Entity Framework
7 32 (18.50%) Web Services
8 29 (16.76%) REST
9 26 (15.03%) SOAP
10 21 (12.14%) React
11 19 (10.98%) JSON
12 14 (8.09%) ASP.NET Web API
13 13 (7.51%) ASP.NET MVC
13 13 (7.51%) Node.js
14 11 (6.36%) jQuery
14 11 (6.36%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 10 (5.78%) RESTful
15 10 (5.78%) XML
16 8 (4.62%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 12 (6.94%) User Experience
2 6 (3.47%) Hybrid Cloud
2 6 (3.47%) Self-Motivation
3 5 (2.89%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (1.73%) Virtual Team
5 2 (1.16%) Greenfield Project
5 2 (1.16%) Mobile App
5 2 (1.16%) NHS
6 1 (0.58%) Credit Risk
6 1 (0.58%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.58%) Graphic Design
6 1 (0.58%) Linux Command Line
6 1 (0.58%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 22 (12.72%) Windows
2 13 (7.51%) Linux
3 9 (5.20%) Windows Server
4 8 (4.62%) Windows Server 2016
5 5 (2.89%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (2.31%) Oracle Linux
6 4 (2.31%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (1.16%) VMS
8 1 (0.58%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 76 (43.93%) DevOps
2 74 (42.77%) Agile Software Development
3 37 (21.39%) MVC
4 25 (14.45%) Scrum
5 21 (12.14%) Test Automation
5 21 (12.14%) Unit Testing
6 20 (11.56%) Software Engineering
7 17 (9.83%) Migration
7 17 (9.83%) OOP
8 16 (9.25%) Microservices
8 16 (9.25%) Pair Programming
9 12 (6.94%) Web Development
10 11 (6.36%) Kanban
10 11 (6.36%) User Stories
11 10 (5.78%) BDD
11 10 (5.78%) OO
12 8 (4.62%) API Development
12 8 (4.62%) Business Intelligence
12 8 (4.62%) CRM
12 8 (4.62%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 137 (79.19%) C#
2 68 (39.31%) SQL
3 65 (37.57%) JavaScript
4 32 (18.50%) PowerShell
5 20 (11.56%) Java
6 11 (6.36%) C++
6 11 (6.36%) TypeScript
7 10 (5.78%) T-SQL
8 9 (5.20%) Python
9 7 (4.05%) Bash Shell
9 7 (4.05%) VB.NET
10 5 (2.89%) PL/SQL
10 5 (2.89%) VB
11 4 (2.31%) AWK
11 4 (2.31%) GLSL
11 4 (2.31%) HLSL
11 4 (2.31%) Jython
11 4 (2.31%) sed
12 3 (1.73%) Perl
13 2 (1.16%) XAML
Qualifications
1 49 (28.32%) Security Cleared
2 42 (24.28%) SC Cleared
3 9 (5.20%) Degree
4 8 (4.62%) DV Cleared
5 4 (2.31%) Computer Science Degree
6 2 (1.16%) ISEB
6 2 (1.16%) ISTQB
6 2 (1.16%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.58%) QA
1 1 (0.58%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (8.09%) Docker
2 4 (2.31%) NFS
3 1 (0.58%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 11 (6.36%) Kubernetes
2 4 (2.31%) Oracle ZFS
2 4 (2.31%) Terraform
3 3 (1.73%) Ansible
3 3 (1.73%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (1.16%) Cisco CUCM
4 2 (1.16%) Data Guard
4 2 (1.16%) Single Sign-On
5 1 (0.58%) Puppet
Vendors
1 64 (36.99%) Microsoft
2 10 (5.78%) Oracle
2 10 (5.78%) Telerik
3 4 (2.31%) Informatica
3 4 (2.31%) NetApp
4 3 (1.73%) Embarcadero
5 2 (1.16%) Cisco
5 2 (1.16%) Dell
5 2 (1.16%) Okta
5 2 (1.16%) SAP
5 2 (1.16%) Siebel
6 1 (0.58%) Atlassian
6 1 (0.58%) Citrix
6 1 (0.58%) Cognos
6 1 (0.58%) Google