Period
to 28 February 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 28 February 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
28 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 23 16 10
Rank change year-on-year -7 -6 +3
Contract jobs citing .NET 401 585 536
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 7.40% 9.12% 10.24%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 28.26% 32.02% 37.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 287 409 355
South West median daily rate £440 £440 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +17.33% +7.14%
10th Percentile £325 £325 £300
90th Percentile £575 £600 £545
England median daily rate £450 £454 £425
% change year-on-year -0.88% +6.82% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 9 1
South West median hourly rate £47.50 £41.85 £36.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.51% +14.64% -2.67%
10th Percentile £46.25 £35.35 £35.25
90th Percentile £48.75 £48.75 £37.75
England median hourly rate £42.50 £44.46 £45.00
% change year-on-year -4.40% -1.21% +12.50%

.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 1,419 1,827 1,435
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 26.19% 28.48% 27.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 976 1,208 911
South West median daily rate £450 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +12.50% +6.67%
10th Percentile £314 £319 £288
90th Percentile £575 £613 £563
England median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 38 14
South West median hourly rate £35.00 £42.50 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.65% -5.56% +20.00%
10th Percentile £21.25 £22.40 £25.03
90th Percentile £51.71 £60.63 £56.13
England median hourly rate £42.00 £42.50 £41.00
% change year-on-year -1.18% +3.66% +2.50%

.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 28 February 2020.

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 28 February 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 +2 165 £425 - 81
Gloucestershire +2 61 £525 +23.53% 48
Wiltshire -41 61 £433 -6.49% 38
Somerset +4 55 £450 +20.00% 29
Devon +4 32 £400 +11.11% 37
Cornwall +14 8 £500 +56.86% 7
Dorset -24 6 £375 -16.67% 44
.NET
England

For the 6 months to 28 February 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.

1 298 (74.31%) C#
2 142 (35.41%) Azure
3 134 (33.42%) JavaScript
4 126 (31.42%) Agile Software Development
5 117 (29.18%) DevOps
6 102 (25.44%) SQL
7 100 (24.94%) Security Cleared
8 96 (23.94%) Microsoft
9 94 (23.44%) ASP.NET
10 92 (22.94%) SQL Server
11 81 (20.20%) .NET Core
12 76 (18.95%) Software Engineering
13 74 (18.45%) Java
14 71 (17.71%) CSS
15 70 (17.46%) HTML
16 68 (16.96%) MVC
17 65 (16.21%) SC Cleared
18 58 (14.46%) Scrum
19 57 (14.21%) Git (software)
20 55 (13.72%) AngularJS
20 55 (13.72%) Windows
21 51 (12.72%) Web Services
21 51 (12.72%) Test Automation
22 47 (11.72%) .NET Framework
23 45 (11.22%) PowerShell
24 42 (10.47%) Microservices
25 37 (9.23%) Visual Studio
26 36 (8.98%) Team Foundation Server
26 36 (8.98%) AWS
27 35 (8.73%) React

.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 18 (4.49%) CMS
2 15 (3.74%) Umbraco
3 11 (2.74%) IIS
4 9 (2.24%) SharePoint
5 7 (1.75%) Sitecore CMS
6 6 (1.50%) Confluence
6 6 (1.50%) Elasticsearch
7 4 (1.00%) ColdFusion
7 4 (1.00%) WordPress
8 3 (0.75%) DNN
8 3 (0.75%) SharePoint Server
9 2 (0.50%) Apache Spark
9 2 (0.50%) ArcGIS
9 2 (0.50%) OpenStack
9 2 (0.50%) SharePoint 2013
9 2 (0.50%) Tomcat
10 1 (0.25%) Kentico
10 1 (0.25%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 8 (2.00%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (0.75%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (0.50%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 8 (2.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.25%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 142 (35.41%) Azure
2 36 (8.98%) AWS
3 13 (3.24%) IaaS
3 13 (3.24%) PaaS
4 10 (2.49%) Dynamics 365
5 9 (2.24%) GCP
6 8 (2.00%) Serverless
7 7 (1.75%) GitHub
7 7 (1.75%) npm
7 7 (1.75%) Power Platform
8 6 (1.50%) Azure Functions
8 6 (1.50%) NuGet
9 4 (1.00%) SaaS
10 3 (0.75%) Azure Stack
11 2 (0.50%) AWS CloudFormation
11 2 (0.50%) Cloud Computing
11 2 (0.50%) Office 365
11 2 (0.50%) OpenShift
11 2 (0.50%) Slack
12 1 (0.25%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 24 (5.99%) TCP/IP
2 18 (4.49%) Ethernet
3 8 (2.00%) DHCP
3 8 (2.00%) DNS
4 4 (1.00%) HTTP
5 3 (0.75%) FTP
5 3 (0.75%) IPsec
6 2 (0.50%) Firewall
6 2 (0.50%) HTTPS
6 2 (0.50%) Internet
7 1 (0.25%) 3G
7 1 (0.25%) 4G
7 1 (0.25%) LTE
7 1 (0.25%) Radio Access Network
7 1 (0.25%) SSL
7 1 (0.25%) UMTS
7 1 (0.25%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 92 (22.94%) SQL Server
2 18 (4.49%) Big Data
3 12 (2.99%) Event Store
3 12 (2.99%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 11 (2.74%) MySQL
4 11 (2.74%) Relational Database
5 10 (2.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 9 (2.24%) PostgreSQL
7 7 (1.75%) NoSQL
7 7 (1.75%) RDBMS
8 6 (1.50%) SQL Server 2008
9 5 (1.25%) Power BI
10 4 (1.00%) BusinessObjects
10 4 (1.00%) Data Warehouse
10 4 (1.00%) Oracle Database
11 3 (0.75%) Crystal Reports
11 3 (0.75%) PowerCenter
11 3 (0.75%) QualityStage
11 3 (0.75%) SAP Data Services
11 3 (0.75%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 57 (14.21%) Git (software)
2 37 (9.23%) Visual Studio
3 36 (8.98%) Team Foundation Server
4 31 (7.73%) Selenium
5 22 (5.49%) NetBeans
6 19 (4.74%) Visual Studio Team System
7 18 (4.49%) Eclipse
8 15 (3.74%) Jenkins
8 15 (3.74%) Octopus Deploy
9 14 (3.49%) JIRA
10 13 (3.24%) Cucumber
11 12 (2.99%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 12 (2.99%) TeamCity
12 10 (2.49%) SpecFlow
13 9 (2.24%) SoapUI
14 8 (2.00%) Bitbucket
14 8 (2.00%) Moq
14 8 (2.00%) webpack
15 7 (1.75%) gulp
15 7 (1.75%) Postman
General
1 31 (7.73%) Finance
2 27 (6.73%) Public Sector
3 19 (4.74%) Aerospace
4 18 (4.49%) Military
5 11 (2.74%) Marketing
6 9 (2.24%) Manufacturing
7 8 (2.00%) Electronics
7 8 (2.00%) Telecoms
8 5 (1.25%) Back Office
9 4 (1.00%) Retail
10 3 (0.75%) Law
11 1 (0.25%) Advertising
11 1 (0.25%) Automotive
11 1 (0.25%) Billing
11 1 (0.25%) German Language
11 1 (0.25%) Legal
11 1 (0.25%) Police
Job Titles
1 242 (60.35%) Developer
2 142 (35.41%) .NET Developer
3 58 (14.46%) C# Developer
4 44 (10.97%) C# .NET Developer
4 44 (10.97%) Software Engineer
5 25 (6.23%) Software Developer
6 24 (5.99%) DV Cleared Software Engineer
6 24 (5.99%) Lead Developer
7 16 (3.99%) Architect
7 16 (3.99%) Solutions Architect
8 15 (3.74%) Azure Developer
8 15 (3.74%) Senior Developer
9 14 (3.49%) ASP.NET Developer
9 14 (3.49%) Full Stack Developer
10 13 (3.24%) Analyst
10 13 (3.24%) Senior .NET Developer
11 12 (2.99%) SQL Developer
12 11 (2.74%) Azure Engineer
12 11 (2.74%) Lead .NET Developer
13 10 (2.49%) DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 94 (23.44%) ASP.NET
2 81 (20.20%) .NET Core
3 71 (17.71%) CSS
4 70 (17.46%) HTML
5 55 (13.72%) AngularJS
6 51 (12.72%) Web Services
7 47 (11.72%) .NET Framework
8 35 (8.73%) React
9 31 (7.73%) Node.js
9 31 (7.73%) RESTful
10 30 (7.48%) ASP.NET Web API
11 26 (6.48%) Entity Framework
12 25 (6.23%) XML
13 22 (5.49%) ASP.NET MVC
13 22 (5.49%) RabbitMQ
14 21 (5.24%) JSON
15 18 (4.49%) ActiveX
15 18 (4.49%) DirectX
15 18 (4.49%) MFC
15 18 (4.49%) OpenGL
Miscellaneous
1 15 (3.74%) Enterprise Software
1 15 (3.74%) Greenfield Project
2 9 (2.24%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (2.24%) User Experience
3 8 (2.00%) Hybrid Cloud
3 8 (2.00%) Virtual Team
4 7 (1.75%) Cyberthreat
5 6 (1.50%) Mobile App
5 6 (1.50%) PKI
6 5 (1.25%) Graphic Design
6 5 (1.25%) Linux Command Line
7 4 (1.00%) Self-Motivation
8 2 (0.50%) Public Cloud
9 1 (0.25%) Device Driver
9 1 (0.25%) Renewable Energy
Operating Systems
1 55 (13.72%) Windows
2 29 (7.23%) Linux
3 10 (2.49%) Windows Server
4 4 (1.00%) Android
4 4 (1.00%) Apple iOS
5 3 (0.75%) Windows 10
5 3 (0.75%) Windows 7
5 3 (0.75%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (0.50%) VMS
6 2 (0.50%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.25%) Embedded Linux
7 1 (0.25%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 126 (31.42%) Agile Software Development
2 117 (29.18%) DevOps
3 76 (18.95%) Software Engineering
4 68 (16.96%) MVC
5 58 (14.46%) Scrum
6 51 (12.72%) Test Automation
7 42 (10.47%) Microservices
8 26 (6.48%) Cybersecurity
8 26 (6.48%) OO
9 22 (5.49%) Migration
10 20 (4.99%) Mathematics
10 20 (4.99%) OOD
10 20 (4.99%) Unit Testing
11 18 (4.49%) TDD
12 17 (4.24%) Continuous Integration
12 17 (4.24%) Multithreaded Programming
12 17 (4.24%) Multithreading
12 17 (4.24%) Web Development
13 16 (3.99%) BDD
14 15 (3.74%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 298 (74.31%) C#
2 134 (33.42%) JavaScript
3 102 (25.44%) SQL
4 74 (18.45%) Java
5 45 (11.22%) PowerShell
6 33 (8.23%) C++
7 24 (5.99%) TypeScript
8 23 (5.74%) Python
9 18 (4.49%) GLSL
9 18 (4.49%) HLSL
10 16 (3.99%) VB.NET
11 13 (3.24%) T-SQL
12 11 (2.74%) VB
13 9 (2.24%) Bash Shell
14 7 (1.75%) C
15 5 (1.25%) Ruby
16 4 (1.00%) VB6
17 3 (0.75%) XAML
18 2 (0.50%) Groovy
18 2 (0.50%) VBA
Qualifications
1 100 (24.94%) Security Cleared
2 65 (16.21%) SC Cleared
3 29 (7.23%) DV Cleared
4 24 (5.99%) Degree
5 8 (2.00%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (0.75%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (0.50%) CCNA
7 2 (0.50%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (0.50%) CISSP
7 2 (0.50%) CompTIA Security+
7 2 (0.50%) Computer Science Degree
7 2 (0.50%) DBS Check
7 2 (0.50%) GIAC
7 2 (0.50%) ISEB
7 2 (0.50%) Linux+ Certification
7 2 (0.50%) MCSE
7 2 (0.50%) Network+ Certification
7 2 (0.50%) PMP
7 2 (0.50%) SANS
7 2 (0.50%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (2.49%) QA
2 3 (0.75%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.50%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.25%) GDPR
System Software
1 31 (7.73%) Docker
2 5 (1.25%) Hyper-V
3 4 (1.00%) Virtual Machines
4 3 (0.75%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 19 (4.74%) Kubernetes
2 9 (2.24%) Ansible
2 9 (2.24%) SCOM
3 6 (1.50%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (1.00%) Kibana
4 4 (1.00%) SCVMM
4 4 (1.00%) Terraform
4 4 (1.00%) ThinApp
5 3 (0.75%) Puppet
6 2 (0.50%) Salt
7 1 (0.25%) WSUS
Vendors
1 96 (23.94%) Microsoft
2 11 (2.74%) Oracle
3 10 (2.49%) Google
4 9 (2.24%) Sitecore
5 8 (2.00%) SAP
6 7 (1.75%) Salesforce.com
7 6 (1.50%) Xamarin
8 5 (1.25%) Atlassian
9 4 (1.00%) Telerik
10 3 (0.75%) BT
10 3 (0.75%) ESRI
10 3 (0.75%) IBM
10 3 (0.75%) Informatica
10 3 (0.75%) MuleSoft
10 3 (0.75%) Northgate
10 3 (0.75%) Trillium
11 2 (0.50%) Zoho
12 1 (0.25%) Citrix
12 1 (0.25%) Demandware