Period
to 23 September 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 23 September 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
23 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 11 11 13
Rank change year-on-year 0 +2 -3
Contract jobs citing .NET 588 515 594
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 10.15% 9.45% 10.17%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 36.93% 35.99% 35.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 416 352 470
South West median daily rate £413 £360 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.58% +2.86% +3.24%
10th Percentile £310 £288 £263
90th Percentile £575 £488 £460
England median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 6 12
South West median hourly rate £44.42 £42.75 £28.14
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.91% +51.93% -24.97%
10th Percentile £33.93 £33.75 £18.50
90th Percentile £69.13 £62.50 £40.00
England median hourly rate £43.00 £42.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year +1.18% +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 1,592 1,431 1,655
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 27.48% 26.25% 28.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,060 903 1,197
South West median daily rate £420 £375 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.00% +3.45% -3.33%
10th Percentile £291 £288 £263
90th Percentile £575 £525 £525
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 38 33
South West median hourly rate £44.75 £47.50 £38.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.79% +22.58% -7.74%
10th Percentile £35.25 £31.25 £18.64
90th Percentile £66.00 £55.25 £51.50
England median hourly rate £42.13 £40.00 £36.50
% change year-on-year +5.31% +9.59% -1.35%

.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 23 September 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 23 September 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 23 September 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 -5 223 £400 +14.29% 85
Wiltshire +1 124 £450 +28.57% 53
Somerset +7 69 £413 +10.00% 38
Gloucestershire +8 57 £400 +14.29% 52
Devon +13 44 £320 -20.00% 53
Dorset +18 43 £465 +24.00% 58
Cornwall -9 3 £363 +45.00% 9
.NET
England

For the 6 months to 23 September 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.

1 416 (70.75%) C#
2 311 (52.89%) Agile Software Development
3 254 (43.20%) SQL Server
4 234 (39.80%) JavaScript
5 225 (38.27%) ASP.NET
6 211 (35.88%) MVC
7 205 (34.86%) SQL
8 168 (28.57%) HTML
9 156 (26.53%) Microsoft Azure
10 147 (25.00%) CSS
11 135 (22.96%) .NET Framework
12 118 (20.07%) Finance
13 113 (19.22%) Microsoft
14 106 (18.03%) Test Automation
15 102 (17.35%) ASP.NET Web API
16 97 (16.50%) Scrum
17 94 (15.99%) ASP.NET MVC
18 85 (14.46%) DevOps
19 84 (14.29%) AngularJS
20 82 (13.95%) jQuery
21 79 (13.44%) Microservices
22 72 (12.24%) Unit Testing
23 71 (12.07%) Git (software)
23 71 (12.07%) Team Foundation Server
23 71 (12.07%) Java
24 70 (11.90%) TDD
25 66 (11.22%) Oracle
26 62 (10.54%) Analytical Skills
27 61 (10.37%) PowerShell
28 59 (10.03%) REST

.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 26 (4.42%) IIS
2 20 (3.40%) Umbraco
3 19 (3.23%) Confluence
4 15 (2.55%) SharePoint
5 14 (2.38%) CMS
6 9 (1.53%) SharePoint 2013
7 8 (1.36%) BizTalk Server
8 7 (1.19%) Kentico
9 6 (1.02%) Tomcat
10 5 (0.85%) WebLogic
11 4 (0.68%) EPiServer
11 4 (0.68%) GeoServer
12 3 (0.51%) NServiceBus
12 3 (0.51%) Sitecore CMS
13 2 (0.34%) SharePoint 2010
14 1 (0.17%) ArcGIS
14 1 (0.17%) Hyperledger
14 1 (0.17%) SAS
14 1 (0.17%) WordPress
Applications
1 10 (1.70%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (0.85%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (0.68%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.17%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.17%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 13 (2.21%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.51%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.34%) Teamcenter
4 1 (0.17%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.17%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.17%) Siebel CRM
4 1 (0.17%) Staffware
Cloud Services
1 156 (26.53%) Microsoft Azure
2 56 (9.52%) Amazon AWS
3 23 (3.91%) NuGet
4 18 (3.06%) npm
5 17 (2.89%) SaaS
6 12 (2.04%) Cloud Computing
7 5 (0.85%) Azure Active Directory
7 5 (0.85%) Dynamics 365
7 5 (0.85%) Sauce Labs
8 3 (0.51%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 3 (0.51%) AWS Lambda
8 3 (0.51%) CloudFront
8 3 (0.51%) IaaS
8 3 (0.51%) PaaS
8 3 (0.51%) Serverless
9 2 (0.34%) Amazon EC2
9 2 (0.34%) Amazon ElastiCache
9 2 (0.34%) Amazon S3
9 2 (0.34%) OpenShift
9 2 (0.34%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 23 (3.91%) HTTP
2 7 (1.19%) Kerberos
3 6 (1.02%) Cisco ICM
4 4 (0.68%) Internet
5 2 (0.34%) Firewall
5 2 (0.34%) Intranet
6 1 (0.17%) DNS
6 1 (0.17%) Extranet
6 1 (0.17%) PuTTY
6 1 (0.17%) Skype
6 1 (0.17%) SSL
6 1 (0.17%) VPN
6 1 (0.17%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 254 (43.20%) SQL Server
2 18 (3.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 16 (2.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 15 (2.55%) Oracle Database
5 8 (1.36%) Relational Database
5 8 (1.36%) SQL Server 2016
6 7 (1.19%) Data Warehouse
6 7 (1.19%) NoSQL
7 6 (1.02%) PostgreSQL
7 6 (1.02%) Power BI
7 6 (1.02%) SQL Server 2012
8 5 (0.85%) RDBMS
8 5 (0.85%) SQL Server 2005
8 5 (0.85%) SQL Server 2008
9 3 (0.51%) Apache Cassandra
9 3 (0.51%) MongoDB
9 3 (0.51%) MS Access
9 3 (0.51%) MySQL
10 2 (0.34%) Amazon RDS
10 2 (0.34%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 71 (12.07%) Git (software)
1 71 (12.07%) Team Foundation Server
2 52 (8.84%) Visual Studio
3 36 (6.12%) Selenium
4 34 (5.78%) Visual Studio Team System
5 33 (5.61%) JIRA
5 33 (5.61%) NUnit
6 29 (4.93%) SpecFlow
7 28 (4.76%) Jenkins
8 25 (4.25%) TeamCity
9 23 (3.91%) Bitbucket
10 18 (3.06%) Octopus Deploy
11 16 (2.72%) XMLUnit
12 15 (2.55%) SonarQube
13 13 (2.21%) Cucumber
13 13 (2.21%) Moq
13 13 (2.21%) xUnit.net
14 11 (1.87%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 10 (1.70%) Eclipse
15 10 (1.70%) JMeter
General
1 118 (20.07%) Finance
2 40 (6.80%) Telecoms
3 36 (6.12%) Marketing
4 34 (5.78%) Manufacturing
5 32 (5.44%) Electronics
6 13 (2.21%) Back Office
7 12 (2.04%) Banking
8 10 (1.70%) Advertising
9 6 (1.02%) Financial Institution
9 6 (1.02%) Games
10 5 (0.85%) Aerospace
10 5 (0.85%) Law
11 4 (0.68%) Retail
12 2 (0.34%) Automotive
13 1 (0.17%) Investment Banking
13 1 (0.17%) Local Government
13 1 (0.17%) Publishing
13 1 (0.17%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 395 (67.18%) Developer
2 226 (38.44%) .NET Developer
3 94 (15.99%) C# Developer
4 70 (11.90%) C# .NET Developer
5 55 (9.35%) Architect
6 40 (6.80%) Software Developer
7 37 (6.29%) Senior Developer
8 36 (6.12%) ASP.NET Developer
9 34 (5.78%) Senior .NET Developer
9 34 (5.78%) Solutions Architect
10 26 (4.42%) C# ASP.NET Developer
11 24 (4.08%) .NET Software Developer
11 24 (4.08%) Analyst
11 24 (4.08%) DevOps Engineer
12 23 (3.91%) Software Engineer
13 21 (3.57%) SQL Developer
14 18 (3.06%) Lead Developer
15 17 (2.89%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
15 17 (2.89%) Full Stack Developer
16 15 (2.55%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 225 (38.27%) ASP.NET
2 168 (28.57%) HTML
3 147 (25.00%) CSS
4 135 (22.96%) .NET Framework
5 102 (17.35%) ASP.NET Web API
6 94 (15.99%) ASP.NET MVC
7 84 (14.29%) AngularJS
8 82 (13.95%) jQuery
9 59 (10.03%) React
9 59 (10.03%) REST
10 55 (9.35%) Web Services
11 54 (9.18%) Node.js
11 54 (9.18%) XML
12 51 (8.67%) Entity Framework
13 49 (8.33%) JSON
14 45 (7.65%) .NET Core
15 34 (5.78%) HTML5
15 34 (5.78%) RESTful
16 29 (4.93%) SOAP
17 25 (4.25%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 62 (10.54%) Analytical Skills
2 37 (6.29%) Self-Motivation
3 27 (4.59%) Greenfield Project
4 10 (1.70%) User Experience
5 9 (1.53%) Computer Science
5 9 (1.53%) Digital Media
6 8 (1.36%) Fintech
7 7 (1.19%) Data Centre
8 6 (1.02%) Enterprise Software
8 6 (1.02%) IVR
8 6 (1.02%) Mainframe
9 5 (0.85%) Management Information System
10 3 (0.51%) Client/Server
10 3 (0.51%) Mobile App
11 2 (0.34%) Data Structures
11 2 (0.34%) DataPower
11 2 (0.34%) iPad
11 2 (0.34%) NHS
11 2 (0.34%) Public Cloud
11 2 (0.34%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 46 (7.82%) Windows
2 26 (4.42%) Windows Server
3 21 (3.57%) Linux
4 8 (1.36%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (1.02%) Android
6 5 (0.85%) Apple iOS
7 2 (0.34%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.17%) Debian
8 1 (0.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.17%) Solaris
8 1 (0.17%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.17%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 311 (52.89%) Agile Software Development
2 211 (35.88%) MVC
3 106 (18.03%) Test Automation
4 97 (16.50%) Scrum
5 85 (14.46%) DevOps
6 79 (13.44%) Microservices
7 72 (12.24%) Unit Testing
8 70 (11.90%) TDD
9 53 (9.01%) Problem-Solving
10 50 (8.50%) Web Development
11 46 (7.82%) BDD
12 42 (7.14%) Continuous Integration
12 42 (7.14%) Software Engineering
13 37 (6.29%) Migration
14 36 (6.12%) OO
15 35 (5.95%) Business Intelligence
16 33 (5.61%) SOLID
17 31 (5.27%) Digital Marketing
17 31 (5.27%) Programme Management
18 28 (4.76%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 416 (70.75%) C#
2 234 (39.80%) JavaScript
3 205 (34.86%) SQL
4 71 (12.07%) Java
5 61 (10.37%) PowerShell
6 54 (9.18%) T-SQL
7 32 (5.44%) Python
8 24 (4.08%) TypeScript
9 23 (3.91%) VB.NET
10 16 (2.72%) C++
11 9 (1.53%) PHP
12 7 (1.19%) F#
12 7 (1.19%) VC++
13 6 (1.02%) Bash Shell
13 6 (1.02%) Scala
14 5 (0.85%) C
15 3 (0.51%) VBA
16 2 (0.34%) COBOL
16 2 (0.34%) Groovy
16 2 (0.34%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 47 (7.99%) Security Cleared
2 32 (5.44%) SC Cleared
3 23 (3.91%) Degree
4 11 (1.87%) Computer Science Degree
5 8 (1.36%) DV Cleared
6 3 (0.51%) ISTQB
7 2 (0.34%) ISEB
7 2 (0.34%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.17%) BC Cleared
8 1 (0.17%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (0.17%) CESG Certified Professional
8 1 (0.17%) CISSP
8 1 (0.17%) CLAS
8 1 (0.17%) ISEB Practitioner
8 1 (0.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 1 (0.17%) Oracle Certification
8 1 (0.17%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (2.04%) QA
2 7 (1.19%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.34%) SLA
4 1 (0.17%) BS25999
4 1 (0.17%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 1 (0.17%) PMO
System Software
1 39 (6.63%) Docker
2 8 (1.36%) Active Directory
3 4 (0.68%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.17%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.17%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 33 (5.61%) Kubernetes
2 10 (1.70%) Terraform
3 6 (1.02%) Cisco UCCE
3 6 (1.02%) Single Sign-On
4 4 (0.68%) Ansible
4 4 (0.68%) Grafana
4 4 (0.68%) NetIQ Identity Manager
4 4 (0.68%) Puppet
5 3 (0.51%) HP ALM
5 3 (0.51%) HP Quality Center
5 3 (0.51%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (0.51%) SCVMM
6 1 (0.17%) Microsoft Intune
6 1 (0.17%) SCCM
6 1 (0.17%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 113 (19.22%) Microsoft
2 66 (11.22%) Oracle
3 35 (5.95%) SAP
4 19 (3.23%) Sitecore
5 16 (2.72%) Atlassian
6 14 (2.38%) Apigee
7 13 (2.21%) Splunk
8 11 (1.87%) VMware
9 10 (1.70%) MuleSoft
10 8 (1.36%) AppDynamics
11 6 (1.02%) Cadence
11 6 (1.02%) Cisco
12 5 (0.85%) Guidewire
12 5 (0.85%) Veracode
13 4 (0.68%) Google
13 4 (0.68%) NetIQ
13 4 (0.68%) Unisys
14 3 (0.51%) HP
14 3 (0.51%) Siebel
14 3 (0.51%) Telerik