Period
to 26 April 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 26 April 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
26 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 10 13 14
Rank change year-on-year +3 +1 -4
Contract jobs citing .NET 549 528 514
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 10.66% 10.15% 8.67%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 39.70% 36.26% 32.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 364 367 393
South West median daily rate £375 £363 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.45% +0.69% +2.86%
10th Percentile £282 £263 £288
90th Percentile £584 £525 £475
England median daily rate £438 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +9.38% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 8 13
South West median hourly rate £40.75 £40.75 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +213.46% -60.00%
10th Percentile £36.23 £36.03 £11.00
90th Percentile £44.28 £44.35 £52.97
England median hourly rate £45.00 £42.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +5.88% +13.33% +11.94%

.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 1,383 1,456 1,561
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 26.85% 28.00% 26.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 871 967 1,106
South West median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% -
10th Percentile £300 £275 £275
90th Percentile £569 £550 £513
England median daily rate £475 £445 £425
% change year-on-year +6.74% +4.71% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 34 79
South West median hourly rate £45.00 £40.00 £40.88
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.50% -2.14% +12.14%
10th Percentile £26.25 £31.25 £26.00
90th Percentile £50.00 £53.38 £57.00
England median hourly rate £41.00 £41.00 £38.63
% change year-on-year - +6.15% +10.36%

.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 26 April 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 26 April 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 -4 145 £375 -6.25% 82
Wiltshire +9 128 £425 +13.33% 32
Dorset +13 70 £375 - 54
Gloucestershire +9 67 £350 - 42
Devon +4 56 £327 +9.00% 19
Somerset -2 56 £395 +17.04% 24
Cornwall -5 6 £300 - 8
Avon - 1 £325 -
.NET
England

For the 6 months to 26 April 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.

1 410 (74.68%) C#
2 276 (50.27%) Agile Software Development
3 235 (42.81%) MVC
4 224 (40.80%) ASP.NET
5 222 (40.44%) SQL Server
6 215 (39.16%) JavaScript
7 167 (30.42%) HTML
8 155 (28.23%) CSS
9 147 (26.78%) SQL
10 123 (22.40%) ASP.NET Web API
11 118 (21.49%) jQuery
12 110 (20.04%) ASP.NET MVC
12 110 (20.04%) AngularJS
13 108 (19.67%) .NET Framework
14 102 (18.58%) Microsoft Azure
14 102 (18.58%) Microsoft
15 101 (18.40%) Scrum
16 97 (17.67%) Finance
17 94 (17.12%) Test Automation
18 82 (14.94%) Web Services
19 81 (14.75%) TDD
20 74 (13.48%) JIRA
21 73 (13.30%) .NET Core
22 71 (12.93%) DevOps
23 67 (12.20%) Amazon AWS
23 67 (12.20%) Java
24 64 (11.66%) Microservices
25 63 (11.48%) REST
26 62 (11.29%) Unit Testing
26 62 (11.29%) Visual Studio

.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 29 (5.28%) IIS
2 28 (5.10%) Confluence
3 21 (3.83%) CMS
4 15 (2.73%) Umbraco
5 14 (2.55%) SharePoint
6 8 (1.46%) Sitecore CMS
6 8 (1.46%) Tomcat
7 7 (1.28%) NServiceBus
7 7 (1.28%) SharePoint 2013
8 6 (1.09%) BizTalk Server
9 4 (0.73%) Apache
9 4 (0.73%) GeoServer
9 4 (0.73%) Jetty
9 4 (0.73%) Kentico
9 4 (0.73%) Mongrel
9 4 (0.73%) nginx
9 4 (0.73%) WebSphere
10 3 (0.55%) SharePoint 2010
11 2 (0.36%) SAS
12 1 (0.18%) Oracle HTTP Server
Applications
1 7 (1.28%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (1.09%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (0.55%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.18%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 10 (1.82%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.18%) FastStats
2 1 (0.18%) FastStats PeopleStage
2 1 (0.18%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 102 (18.58%) Microsoft Azure
2 67 (12.20%) Amazon AWS
3 13 (2.37%) GitHub
4 10 (1.82%) SaaS
5 9 (1.64%) Cloud Computing
6 6 (1.09%) npm
6 6 (1.09%) Office 365
7 5 (0.91%) Amazon EC2
7 5 (0.91%) Dynamics 365
7 5 (0.91%) NuGet
8 4 (0.73%) Google App Engine
8 4 (0.73%) Google Cloud Platform
9 3 (0.55%) Amazon ElastiCache
9 3 (0.55%) Amazon S3
9 3 (0.55%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
9 3 (0.55%) AWS Lambda
9 3 (0.55%) Route 53
9 3 (0.55%) Serverless
9 3 (0.55%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 2 (0.36%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 12 (2.19%) HTTP
2 9 (1.64%) DNS
3 8 (1.46%) DHCP
4 5 (0.91%) Firewall
5 4 (0.73%) Cisco ICM
5 4 (0.73%) FTP
5 4 (0.73%) Internet
5 4 (0.73%) IPsec
5 4 (0.73%) SSL
5 4 (0.73%) TCP/IP
5 4 (0.73%) Wi-Fi
6 2 (0.36%) Kerberos
6 2 (0.36%) Skype
6 2 (0.36%) SMS
7 1 (0.18%) Ethernet
7 1 (0.18%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 1 (0.18%) Intranet
7 1 (0.18%) PuTTY
7 1 (0.18%) VPN
7 1 (0.18%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 222 (40.44%) SQL Server
2 26 (4.74%) NoSQL
3 22 (4.01%) SQL Server 2008
4 21 (3.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 16 (2.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 14 (2.55%) SQL Server 2012
7 13 (2.37%) Relational Database
8 11 (2.00%) MongoDB
9 10 (1.82%) Oracle Database
10 9 (1.64%) Data Warehouse
11 8 (1.46%) Big Data
11 8 (1.46%) RDBMS
12 6 (1.09%) MySQL
12 6 (1.09%) Oracle Database 11g
13 4 (0.73%) Amazon RDS
13 4 (0.73%) Apache Cassandra
13 4 (0.73%) Azure SQL Database
13 4 (0.73%) Hadoop
13 4 (0.73%) SQL Server 2016
14 3 (0.55%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 74 (13.48%) JIRA
2 62 (11.29%) Visual Studio
3 45 (8.20%) Team Foundation Server
4 37 (6.74%) NUnit
4 37 (6.74%) Selenium
5 30 (5.46%) Jenkins
6 28 (5.10%) Git (software)
7 17 (3.10%) SpecFlow
8 16 (2.91%) Bitbucket
8 16 (2.91%) Eclipse
9 14 (2.55%) Visual Studio Team System
10 13 (2.37%) Cucumber
11 12 (2.19%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 11 (2.00%) WebDriver
13 10 (1.82%) Ant
13 10 (1.82%) JMeter
14 9 (1.64%) LoadRunner
14 9 (1.64%) SoapUI
15 8 (1.46%) MSTest
16 7 (1.28%) HP UFT
General
1 97 (17.67%) Finance
2 21 (3.83%) Banking
3 18 (3.28%) Manufacturing
4 17 (3.10%) Telecoms
5 16 (2.91%) Marketing
6 15 (2.73%) Electronics
7 10 (1.82%) Back Office
8 7 (1.28%) Advertising
8 7 (1.28%) Games
9 5 (0.91%) Law
10 2 (0.36%) Aerospace
10 2 (0.36%) Financial Institution
10 2 (0.36%) Front Office
10 2 (0.36%) Publishing
10 2 (0.36%) Retail
10 2 (0.36%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.18%) French Language
11 1 (0.18%) Investment Banking
11 1 (0.18%) Legal
Job Titles
1 354 (64.48%) Developer
2 195 (35.52%) .NET Developer
3 91 (16.58%) C# Developer
4 79 (14.39%) Architect
5 63 (11.48%) C# .NET Developer
6 46 (8.38%) .NET Architect
7 41 (7.47%) ASP.NET Developer
8 33 (6.01%) Software Developer
8 33 (6.01%) Solutions Architect
9 32 (5.83%) Full Stack Developer
10 31 (5.65%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
11 30 (5.46%) C# ASP.NET Developer
11 30 (5.46%) Technical Architect
12 28 (5.10%) Analyst
13 24 (4.37%) Software Engineer
14 16 (2.91%) .NET Technical Architect
14 16 (2.91%) Senior Developer
14 16 (2.91%) Test Analyst
15 15 (2.73%) .NET Software Developer
15 15 (2.73%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 224 (40.80%) ASP.NET
2 167 (30.42%) HTML
3 155 (28.23%) CSS
4 123 (22.40%) ASP.NET Web API
5 118 (21.49%) jQuery
6 110 (20.04%) AngularJS
6 110 (20.04%) ASP.NET MVC
7 108 (19.67%) .NET Framework
8 82 (14.94%) Web Services
9 73 (13.30%) .NET Core
10 63 (11.48%) REST
11 55 (10.02%) Entity Framework
12 48 (8.74%) WCF
13 44 (8.01%) HTML5
14 42 (7.65%) JSON
15 41 (7.47%) React
16 39 (7.10%) RESTful
17 36 (6.56%) Node.js
18 33 (6.01%) Twitter Bootstrap
18 33 (6.01%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 24 (4.37%) Analytical Skills
2 21 (3.83%) iPad
3 17 (3.10%) Greenfield Project
4 16 (2.91%) Self-Motivation
5 15 (2.73%) Enterprise Software
6 12 (2.19%) User Experience
7 10 (1.82%) Public Cloud
8 9 (1.64%) Data Centre
9 8 (1.46%) Mobile App
10 6 (1.09%) Blog
10 6 (1.09%) Data Structures
10 6 (1.09%) Robotics
11 4 (0.73%) Computer Science
11 4 (0.73%) IVR
11 4 (0.73%) Management Information System
12 3 (0.55%) Client/Server
12 3 (0.55%) Virtual Team
13 2 (0.36%) Online Banking
13 2 (0.36%) RIA
13 2 (0.36%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 48 (8.74%) Windows
2 21 (3.83%) Linux
3 12 (2.19%) Windows Server
4 7 (1.28%) Unix
5 5 (0.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (0.91%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (0.36%) Android
7 1 (0.18%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.18%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 276 (50.27%) Agile Software Development
2 235 (42.81%) MVC
3 101 (18.40%) Scrum
4 94 (17.12%) Test Automation
5 81 (14.75%) TDD
6 71 (12.93%) DevOps
7 64 (11.66%) Microservices
8 62 (11.29%) Unit Testing
9 55 (10.02%) BDD
10 53 (9.65%) Web Development
11 39 (7.10%) OO
12 38 (6.92%) Problem-Solving
13 37 (6.74%) Continuous Integration
14 34 (6.19%) E-Commerce
14 34 (6.19%) Software Engineering
15 33 (6.01%) Open Source
16 32 (5.83%) Business Intelligence
17 31 (5.65%) Integration Testing
18 28 (5.10%) Mentoring
19 26 (4.74%) Continuous Delivery
Programming Languages
1 410 (74.68%) C#
2 215 (39.16%) JavaScript
3 147 (26.78%) SQL
4 67 (12.20%) Java
5 40 (7.29%) PowerShell
6 34 (6.19%) T-SQL
6 34 (6.19%) TypeScript
7 25 (4.55%) Python
8 21 (3.83%) C++
9 19 (3.46%) VB.NET
10 13 (2.37%) PL/SQL
11 11 (2.00%) Ruby
12 7 (1.28%) VBA
12 7 (1.28%) VBScript
13 6 (1.09%) Groovy
13 6 (1.09%) Jython
13 6 (1.09%) Perl
13 6 (1.09%) PHP
13 6 (1.09%) Scala
13 6 (1.09%) VC++
Qualifications
1 48 (8.74%) Security Cleared
2 26 (4.74%) SC Cleared
3 6 (1.09%) DV Cleared
4 4 (0.73%) BPSS Clearance
4 4 (0.73%) Degree
5 3 (0.55%) BC Cleared
6 2 (0.36%) TOGAF Certification
7 1 (0.18%) ISEB
7 1 (0.18%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.18%) Master's Degree
7 1 (0.18%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (5.83%) QA
2 3 (0.55%) SLA
3 1 (0.18%) Basel II
3 1 (0.18%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.18%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 39 (7.10%) Docker
2 4 (0.73%) Virtual Machines
2 4 (0.73%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (0.73%) Xen
3 3 (0.55%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.18%) GlusterFS
4 1 (0.18%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.18%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 33 (6.01%) Kubernetes
2 7 (1.28%) HP ALM
3 6 (1.09%) CA Service Virtualization
4 5 (0.91%) Puppet
5 4 (0.73%) Cisco UCCE
5 4 (0.73%) SCVMM
6 3 (0.55%) Opscode Chef
7 2 (0.36%) Terraform
8 1 (0.18%) Ansible
8 1 (0.18%) Grafana
8 1 (0.18%) Nagios
8 1 (0.18%) OSSEC
8 1 (0.18%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 102 (18.58%) Microsoft
2 33 (6.01%) Atlassian
3 28 (5.10%) Oracle
4 15 (2.73%) SAP
5 14 (2.55%) Sitecore
6 9 (1.64%) Google
6 9 (1.64%) Splunk
7 8 (1.46%) Blue Prism
8 7 (1.28%) CA
8 7 (1.28%) HP
9 6 (1.09%) Xamarin
10 5 (0.91%) Red Hat
10 5 (0.91%) VMware
11 4 (0.73%) Apigee
11 4 (0.73%) Capita
11 4 (0.73%) Cisco
11 4 (0.73%) Telerik
12 2 (0.36%) AppDynamics
12 2 (0.36%) Nintex
12 2 (0.36%) Sencha