Period
to 17 November 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 17 November 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
17 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 11 12 11
Rank change year-on-year +1 -1 -1
Contract jobs citing .NET 622 513 629
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 9.93% 9.06% 10.82%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 35.71% 35.09% 39.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 448 351 481
South West median daily rate £425 £363 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.24% +3.57% -
10th Percentile £313 £294 £263
90th Percentile £575 £488 £475
England median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 4 8
South West median hourly rate £41.85 £39.00 £23.53
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.29% +65.78% -37.27%
10th Percentile £34.95 £33.25 £18.50
90th Percentile £69.00 £66.48 £41.80
England median hourly rate £44.00 £42.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year +3.53% +6.25% -

.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 1,742 1,462 1,607
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 27.80% 25.83% 27.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,157 929 1,162
South West median daily rate £425 £390 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.97% +5.41% -1.33%
10th Percentile £300 £275 £263
90th Percentile £575 £538 £525
England median daily rate £475 £463 £425
% change year-on-year +2.70% +8.82% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 23 21
South West median hourly rate £45.00 £48.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +28.00% -11.76%
10th Percentile £24.05 £35.00 £18.64
90th Percentile £63.38 £58.75 £53.75
England median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +3.75% +6.67% -

.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 17 November 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the South West

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing .NET in the South West over the 6 months to 17 November 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 17 November 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 -4 252 £425 +21.43% 141
Wiltshire +1 146 £450 +20.81% 59
Somerset +4 66 £425 +13.33% 57
Gloucestershire +4 51 £450 +16.13% 40
Devon +10 46 £325 -17.20% 33
Dorset +7 37 £507 +26.63% 51
Cornwall -5 2 £363 +45.00% 9
.NET
England

For the 6 months to 17 November 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 (69.13%) C#
2 321 (51.61%) Agile Software Development
3 263 (42.28%) SQL Server
4 232 (37.30%) ASP.NET
5 227 (36.50%) SQL
6 221 (35.53%) JavaScript
7 200 (32.15%) MVC
8 171 (27.49%) HTML
9 161 (25.88%) Microsoft Azure
10 150 (24.12%) CSS
11 146 (23.47%) .NET Framework
12 130 (20.90%) ASP.NET Web API
13 126 (20.26%) Microsoft
14 122 (19.61%) Finance
15 108 (17.36%) Scrum
16 100 (16.08%) Microservices
17 99 (15.92%) Test Automation
18 89 (14.31%) ASP.NET MVC
19 82 (13.18%) DevOps
19 82 (13.18%) AngularJS
20 79 (12.70%) REST
21 74 (11.90%) Git (software)
22 72 (11.58%) jQuery
23 71 (11.41%) Team Foundation Server
24 70 (11.25%) .NET Core
25 68 (10.93%) Oracle
26 67 (10.77%) PowerShell
26 67 (10.77%) Problem-Solving
27 66 (10.61%) Analytical Skills
27 66 (10.61%) TDD

.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 25 (4.02%) IIS
2 17 (2.73%) CMS
2 17 (2.73%) Confluence
2 17 (2.73%) SharePoint
3 13 (2.09%) Umbraco
4 11 (1.77%) SharePoint 2013
5 9 (1.45%) BizTalk Server
5 9 (1.45%) JBoss
6 6 (0.96%) EPiServer
7 4 (0.64%) Apache
7 4 (0.64%) Sitecore CMS
8 3 (0.48%) ColdFusion
8 3 (0.48%) Kentico
8 3 (0.48%) Tomcat
9 2 (0.32%) SAS
9 2 (0.32%) SharePoint 2010
9 2 (0.32%) WebLogic
9 2 (0.32%) WebSphere
10 1 (0.16%) ArcGIS
10 1 (0.16%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 9 (1.45%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.32%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.32%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.16%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.16%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.16%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 21 (3.38%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.32%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (0.32%) Teamcenter
3 1 (0.16%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.16%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.16%) Oracle Cash Management
3 1 (0.16%) Staffware
Cloud Services
1 161 (25.88%) Microsoft Azure
2 61 (9.81%) Amazon AWS
3 20 (3.22%) NuGet
4 18 (2.89%) SaaS
5 15 (2.41%) npm
6 13 (2.09%) Azure Active Directory
7 12 (1.93%) Apigee
8 8 (1.29%) Dynamics 365
9 7 (1.13%) Cloud Computing
10 3 (0.48%) Adobe Analytics
10 3 (0.48%) Google Cloud Platform
10 3 (0.48%) IaaS
10 3 (0.48%) PaaS
10 3 (0.48%) Sauce Labs
10 3 (0.48%) Serverless
11 2 (0.32%) Amazon ElastiCache
11 2 (0.32%) AWS CloudFormation
11 2 (0.32%) AWS Lambda
11 2 (0.32%) OpenShift
11 2 (0.32%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 23 (3.70%) HTTP
2 7 (1.13%) Kerberos
3 6 (0.96%) Internet
4 3 (0.48%) ATM
4 3 (0.48%) Firewall
4 3 (0.48%) Intranet
5 2 (0.32%) Reverse Proxy
5 2 (0.32%) SSL
6 1 (0.16%) DNS
6 1 (0.16%) Extranet
6 1 (0.16%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.16%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 263 (42.28%) SQL Server
2 20 (3.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 17 (2.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 14 (2.25%) Oracle Database
5 10 (1.61%) Relational Database
6 9 (1.45%) SQL Server 2005
6 9 (1.45%) SQL Server 2016
7 8 (1.29%) Amazon RDS
7 8 (1.29%) MySQL
8 7 (1.13%) Power BI
9 6 (0.96%) PostgreSQL
10 5 (0.80%) Data Warehouse
10 5 (0.80%) SQL Server 2014
11 4 (0.64%) Oracle Database 11g
11 4 (0.64%) RDBMS
11 4 (0.64%) SQL Server 2008
12 3 (0.48%) Cosmos DB
12 3 (0.48%) MS Access
12 3 (0.48%) SQL Server 2012
12 3 (0.48%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 74 (11.90%) Git (software)
2 71 (11.41%) Team Foundation Server
3 44 (7.07%) Visual Studio
4 42 (6.75%) Visual Studio Team System
5 35 (5.63%) Selenium
6 30 (4.82%) SpecFlow
7 28 (4.50%) JIRA
8 26 (4.18%) NUnit
9 20 (3.22%) Bitbucket
9 20 (3.22%) TeamCity
10 18 (2.89%) Jenkins
10 18 (2.89%) Octopus Deploy
11 16 (2.57%) XMLUnit
12 13 (2.09%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 13 (2.09%) Cucumber
12 13 (2.09%) Moq
12 13 (2.09%) xUnit.net
13 9 (1.45%) JMeter
14 8 (1.29%) SonarQube
15 7 (1.13%) JUnit
General
1 122 (19.61%) Finance
2 45 (7.23%) Telecoms
3 43 (6.91%) Marketing
4 39 (6.27%) Manufacturing
5 37 (5.95%) Electronics
6 18 (2.89%) Back Office
7 17 (2.73%) Banking
8 9 (1.45%) Advertising
9 8 (1.29%) Publishing
10 6 (0.96%) Financial Institution
11 5 (0.80%) Games
11 5 (0.80%) Retail
12 4 (0.64%) Retail Banking
13 3 (0.48%) Aerospace
13 3 (0.48%) Law
14 1 (0.16%) Automotive
14 1 (0.16%) Investment Banking
14 1 (0.16%) Legal
14 1 (0.16%) Local Government
14 1 (0.16%) Military
Job Titles
1 422 (67.85%) Developer
2 239 (38.42%) .NET Developer
3 91 (14.63%) C# Developer
4 60 (9.65%) C# .NET Developer
5 58 (9.32%) Architect
6 50 (8.04%) Senior Developer
6 50 (8.04%) Software Developer
7 45 (7.23%) Senior .NET Developer
8 32 (5.14%) ASP.NET Developer
9 30 (4.82%) Solutions Architect
10 27 (4.34%) .NET Software Developer
11 26 (4.18%) Analyst
12 23 (3.70%) Lead Developer
13 21 (3.38%) C# ASP.NET Developer
14 20 (3.22%) SQL Developer
15 18 (2.89%) .NET Architect
15 18 (2.89%) CRM Developer
15 18 (2.89%) DevOps Engineer
15 18 (2.89%) Software Engineer
16 17 (2.73%) Azure Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 232 (37.30%) ASP.NET
2 171 (27.49%) HTML
3 150 (24.12%) CSS
4 146 (23.47%) .NET Framework
5 130 (20.90%) ASP.NET Web API
6 89 (14.31%) ASP.NET MVC
7 82 (13.18%) AngularJS
8 79 (12.70%) REST
9 72 (11.58%) jQuery
10 70 (11.25%) .NET Core
11 64 (10.29%) XML
12 61 (9.81%) React
13 60 (9.65%) Node.js
14 56 (9.00%) Entity Framework
15 52 (8.36%) Web Services
16 51 (8.20%) JSON
17 38 (6.11%) HTML5
18 36 (5.79%) WCF
19 35 (5.63%) SOAP
20 29 (4.66%) Redux
Miscellaneous
1 66 (10.61%) Analytical Skills
2 49 (7.88%) Self-Motivation
3 41 (6.59%) Greenfield Project
4 14 (2.25%) Computer Science
4 14 (2.25%) User Experience
5 12 (1.93%) Data Centre
6 9 (1.45%) Digital Media
6 9 (1.45%) Fintech
7 8 (1.29%) Management Information System
8 7 (1.13%) DataPower
9 6 (0.96%) Enterprise Software
9 6 (0.96%) Mobile App
10 5 (0.80%) Mainframe
11 4 (0.64%) Wiki
12 3 (0.48%) Blog
12 3 (0.48%) Client/Server
13 2 (0.32%) NHS
13 2 (0.32%) Public Cloud
13 2 (0.32%) Robotics
14 1 (0.16%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 49 (7.88%) Windows
2 32 (5.14%) Windows Server
3 23 (3.70%) Linux
4 10 (1.61%) Windows Server 2012
5 7 (1.13%) Android
5 7 (1.13%) Apple iOS
6 4 (0.64%) Unix
7 3 (0.48%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (0.32%) Debian
9 1 (0.16%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.16%) Solaris
9 1 (0.16%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.16%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 321 (51.61%) Agile Software Development
2 200 (32.15%) MVC
3 108 (17.36%) Scrum
4 100 (16.08%) Microservices
5 99 (15.92%) Test Automation
6 82 (13.18%) DevOps
7 67 (10.77%) Problem-Solving
8 66 (10.61%) TDD
9 65 (10.45%) Unit Testing
10 46 (7.40%) OO
11 40 (6.43%) Continuous Integration
11 40 (6.43%) Web Development
12 39 (6.27%) Business Intelligence
12 39 (6.27%) Migration
13 36 (5.79%) BDD
13 36 (5.79%) Digital Marketing
13 36 (5.79%) Programme Management
14 35 (5.63%) Software Engineering
15 33 (5.31%) SOLID
16 23 (3.70%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 430 (69.13%) C#
2 227 (36.50%) SQL
3 221 (35.53%) JavaScript
4 67 (10.77%) PowerShell
5 61 (9.81%) T-SQL
6 56 (9.00%) Java
7 27 (4.34%) VB.NET
8 25 (4.02%) Python
9 19 (3.05%) TypeScript
10 12 (1.93%) PHP
11 9 (1.45%) C++
12 5 (0.80%) VBA
13 4 (0.64%) Bash Shell
13 4 (0.64%) C
13 4 (0.64%) VB
14 3 (0.48%) Scala
15 2 (0.32%) COBOL
15 2 (0.32%) F#
15 2 (0.32%) Go
15 2 (0.32%) Perl
Qualifications
1 50 (8.04%) Security Cleared
2 32 (5.14%) SC Cleared
3 31 (4.98%) Degree
4 16 (2.57%) Computer Science Degree
4 16 (2.57%) DV Cleared
5 3 (0.48%) ISTQB
5 3 (0.48%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (0.48%) Numerate Degree
6 2 (0.32%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (0.32%) CISSP
6 2 (0.32%) ISEB
7 1 (0.16%) CCNA
7 1 (0.16%) CESG Certified Professional
7 1 (0.16%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.16%) CLAS
7 1 (0.16%) CompTIA Security+
7 1 (0.16%) MCSE
7 1 (0.16%) Oracle Certification
7 1 (0.16%) SANS
7 1 (0.16%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (2.73%) QA
2 5 (0.80%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.32%) PMO
4 1 (0.16%) BS25999
4 1 (0.16%) GDPR
4 1 (0.16%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 1 (0.16%) SEPA
4 1 (0.16%) SLA
4 1 (0.16%) TARGET2
System Software
1 42 (6.75%) Docker
2 16 (2.57%) Active Directory
3 5 (0.80%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.16%) Firmware
4 1 (0.16%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (0.16%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.16%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 36 (5.79%) Kubernetes
2 9 (1.45%) Terraform
3 8 (1.29%) Single Sign-On
4 6 (0.96%) HP ALM
5 5 (0.80%) Puppet
6 4 (0.64%) Ansible
6 4 (0.64%) NetIQ Identity Manager
7 3 (0.48%) Data Guard
7 3 (0.48%) HP Quality Center
7 3 (0.48%) Opscode Chef
7 3 (0.48%) SCVMM
8 2 (0.32%) Grafana
8 2 (0.32%) SCCM
8 2 (0.32%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 1 (0.16%) BladeLogic
9 1 (0.16%) Microsoft Intune
9 1 (0.16%) Salt
Vendors
1 126 (20.26%) Microsoft
2 68 (10.93%) Oracle
3 39 (6.27%) SAP
4 17 (2.73%) Atlassian
5 15 (2.41%) Sitecore
6 11 (1.77%) VMware
7 8 (1.29%) Google
8 7 (1.13%) Adobe
8 7 (1.13%) IBM
9 6 (0.96%) Cadence
9 6 (0.96%) HP
9 6 (0.96%) MuleSoft
10 5 (0.80%) AppDynamics
10 5 (0.80%) Splunk
11 4 (0.64%) Facebook
11 4 (0.64%) NetIQ
11 4 (0.64%) Twitter
12 3 (0.48%) Infragistics
12 3 (0.48%) Telerik
12 3 (0.48%) Unisys