Period
to 17 November 2017

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 2017 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 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 12 11 10
Rank change year-on-year -1 -1 +2
Contract jobs citing .NET 513 629 758
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 9.06% 10.82% 11.45%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 35.21% 39.21% 41.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 351 481 570
South West median daily rate £363 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.57% - +7.69%
10th Percentile £294 £263 £265
90th Percentile £488 £475 £450
England median daily rate £425 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +6.25% +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 8 24
South West median hourly rate £39.00 £23.53 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +65.78% -37.27% -7.41%
10th Percentile £33.25 £18.50 £26.25
90th Percentile £66.48 £41.80 £56.53
England median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%

.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 1457 1604 1819
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 25.74% 27.58% 27.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 929 1160 1268
South West median daily rate £390 £370 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.41% -1.33% +7.14%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £263
90th Percentile £538 £525 £500
England median daily rate £463 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +8.82% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 21 97
South West median hourly rate £48.00 £37.50 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +28.00% -11.76% -
10th Percentile £35.00 £18.64 £26.25
90th Percentile £58.75 £53.75 £55.00
England median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +10.29%

.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 2017.

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 2017.

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 2017. 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 +2 232 £350 -4.11% 38
Wiltshire 0 107 £373 +14.62% 9
Somerset -4 58 £375 +7.14% 13
Devon -19 33 £393 +30.83% 4
Gloucestershire -10 30 £388 +10.71% 7
Dorset +13 25 £400 +14.29% 15
Cornwall -12 3 £250 -20.00%
Avon - 1 £325 - 1
.NET
England

For the 6 months to 17 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing .NET also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South West region with a requirement for .NET.

1 401 (78.17%) C#
2 261 (50.88%) MVC
3 243 (47.37%) ASP.NET
4 238 (46.39%) Agile Software Development
5 211 (41.13%) JavaScript
6 187 (36.45%) HTML
7 177 (34.50%) SQL Server
8 171 (33.33%) CSS
9 162 (31.58%) SQL
10 139 (27.10%) ASP.NET MVC
11 138 (26.90%) AngularJS
12 122 (23.78%) Microsoft
13 116 (22.61%) ASP.NET Web API
14 105 (20.47%) .NET Framework
15 104 (20.27%) Scrum
16 100 (19.49%) jQuery
17 87 (16.96%) Finance
18 72 (14.04%) Microsoft Azure
19 70 (13.65%) Entity Framework
20 69 (13.45%) Visual Studio
21 68 (13.26%) TDD
22 64 (12.48%) Web Development
23 62 (12.09%) Test Automation
24 58 (11.31%) HTML5
25 56 (10.92%) BDD
26 55 (10.72%) Manufacturing
27 53 (10.33%) Java
27 53 (10.33%) SOAP
28 52 (10.14%) Twitter Bootstrap
29 51 (9.94%) Team Foundation Server

.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 31 (6.04%) IIS
2 29 (5.65%) CMS
3 22 (4.29%) SharePoint
4 17 (3.31%) Umbraco
5 16 (3.12%) Sitecore CMS
6 14 (2.73%) Elasticsearch
7 11 (2.14%) Apache
7 11 (2.14%) SharePoint 2013
8 10 (1.95%) Tomcat
9 8 (1.56%) NServiceBus
10 7 (1.36%) Kentico
11 6 (1.17%) EPiServer
11 6 (1.17%) Jetty
11 6 (1.17%) Mongrel
11 6 (1.17%) nginx
11 6 (1.17%) WebSphere
12 3 (0.58%) SharePoint 2010
13 2 (0.39%) JBoss
13 2 (0.39%) MS Exchange
13 2 (0.39%) SAS
Applications
1 4 (0.78%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (0.58%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.19%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 18 (3.51%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.58%) SDL Web 8
3 1 (0.19%) nopCommerce
3 1 (0.19%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 72 (14.04%) Microsoft Azure
2 47 (9.16%) Amazon AWS
3 13 (2.53%) Google Cloud Platform
4 11 (2.14%) Amazon EC2
5 9 (1.75%) GitHub
6 7 (1.36%) Cloud Computing
7 6 (1.17%) Google App Engine
7 6 (1.17%) Office 365
8 4 (0.78%) Azure Active Directory
8 4 (0.78%) SaaS
9 3 (0.58%) IaaS
9 3 (0.58%) PaaS
10 2 (0.39%) npm
11 1 (0.19%) Bluemix
11 1 (0.19%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 14 (2.73%) DNS
2 13 (2.53%) HTTP
3 10 (1.95%) DHCP
4 9 (1.75%) Firewall
4 9 (1.75%) TCP/IP
5 7 (1.36%) Intranet
5 7 (1.36%) SSL
6 6 (1.17%) FTP
6 6 (1.17%) IPsec
7 4 (0.78%) Wi-Fi
8 3 (0.58%) Bluetooth
8 3 (0.58%) PuTTY
8 3 (0.58%) Reverse Proxy
8 3 (0.58%) SMS
8 3 (0.58%) WinSCP
9 2 (0.39%) Internet
10 1 (0.19%) CTI
10 1 (0.19%) Extranet
10 1 (0.19%) HTTPS
10 1 (0.19%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 177 (34.50%) SQL Server
2 31 (6.04%) NoSQL
3 29 (5.65%) Oracle Database
4 24 (4.68%) SQL Server 2012
5 17 (3.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 16 (3.12%) MongoDB
7 12 (2.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 11 (2.14%) Relational Database
8 11 (2.14%) SQL Server 2008
9 10 (1.95%) Apache Cassandra
9 10 (1.95%) SQL Server 2016
10 7 (1.36%) RDBMS
10 7 (1.36%) SQL Server 2005
11 6 (1.17%) Hadoop
12 5 (0.97%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 5 (0.97%) MySQL
12 5 (0.97%) Oracle Database 11g
12 5 (0.97%) SQL Server 2014
13 4 (0.78%) Azure SQL Database
14 3 (0.58%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 69 (13.45%) Visual Studio
2 51 (9.94%) Team Foundation Server
3 34 (6.63%) Git (software)
4 31 (6.04%) Jenkins
4 31 (6.04%) Selenium
5 23 (4.48%) NUnit
6 19 (3.70%) Cucumber
7 18 (3.51%) SoapUI
8 17 (3.31%) SpecFlow
9 15 (2.92%) JIRA
10 14 (2.73%) WebDriver
11 11 (2.14%) Eclipse
11 11 (2.14%) TeamCity
12 10 (1.95%) ReSharper
13 8 (1.56%) Ant
14 7 (1.36%) FxCop
14 7 (1.36%) HP UFT
14 7 (1.36%) Octopus Deploy
14 7 (1.36%) Subversion
14 7 (1.36%) Travis CI
General
1 87 (16.96%) Finance
2 55 (10.72%) Manufacturing
3 49 (9.55%) Marketing
4 46 (8.97%) Electronics
4 46 (8.97%) Telecoms
5 21 (4.09%) Banking
6 8 (1.56%) Advertising
7 3 (0.58%) Back Office
7 3 (0.58%) Local Government
8 2 (0.39%) Retail
9 1 (0.19%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.19%) Arabic Language
9 1 (0.19%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.19%) French Language
9 1 (0.19%) Law
Job Titles
1 387 (75.44%) Developer
2 235 (45.81%) .NET Developer
3 121 (23.59%) C# Developer
4 75 (14.62%) C# .NET Developer
5 47 (9.16%) Full Stack Developer
6 45 (8.77%) ASP.NET Developer
7 37 (7.21%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
8 36 (7.02%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 27 (5.26%) Software Developer
10 25 (4.87%) Architect
11 22 (4.29%) .NET Software Developer
11 22 (4.29%) Web Developer
12 21 (4.09%) Analyst
12 21 (4.09%) C# Software Developer
13 20 (3.90%) Agile .NET Developer
13 20 (3.90%) Agile C# Developer
13 20 (3.90%) Agile Developer
14 19 (3.70%) Senior Developer
14 19 (3.70%) Sitecore Developer
15 18 (3.51%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 243 (47.37%) ASP.NET
2 187 (36.45%) HTML
3 171 (33.33%) CSS
4 139 (27.10%) ASP.NET MVC
5 138 (26.90%) AngularJS
6 116 (22.61%) ASP.NET Web API
7 105 (20.47%) .NET Framework
8 100 (19.49%) jQuery
9 70 (13.65%) Entity Framework
10 58 (11.31%) HTML5
11 53 (10.33%) SOAP
12 52 (10.14%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 47 (9.16%) REST
14 40 (7.80%) JSON
15 38 (7.41%) WCF
16 33 (6.43%) Web Services
17 25 (4.87%) WPF
18 24 (4.68%) CSS3
18 24 (4.68%) XML
19 21 (4.09%) React
Miscellaneous
1 44 (8.58%) Greenfield Project
2 21 (4.09%) Mobile App
3 20 (3.90%) User Experience
4 12 (2.34%) Virtual Team
5 8 (1.56%) Blog
5 8 (1.56%) Public Cloud
6 7 (1.36%) Computer Science
6 7 (1.36%) Data Structures
7 5 (0.97%) Driving Licence
7 5 (0.97%) iPad
7 5 (0.97%) W3C
8 4 (0.78%) Algorithms
8 4 (0.78%) Clustering
8 4 (0.78%) Enterprise Software
8 4 (0.78%) N-Tier
9 3 (0.58%) Robotics
10 2 (0.39%) EPoS
10 2 (0.39%) Management Information System
10 2 (0.39%) Replication
10 2 (0.39%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 47 (9.16%) Windows
2 19 (3.70%) Linux
3 12 (2.34%) Windows Server
4 9 (1.75%) Unix
5 8 (1.56%) Android
5 8 (1.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 5 (0.97%) Apple iOS
6 5 (0.97%) Windows 7
7 4 (0.78%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (0.58%) Solaris
9 1 (0.19%) CentOS
9 1 (0.19%) Fedora
9 1 (0.19%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.19%) Windows 10
9 1 (0.19%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.19%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 261 (50.88%) MVC
2 238 (46.39%) Agile Software Development
3 104 (20.27%) Scrum
4 68 (13.26%) TDD
5 64 (12.48%) Web Development
6 62 (12.09%) Test Automation
7 56 (10.92%) BDD
8 51 (9.94%) Business Intelligence
9 49 (9.55%) OO
10 48 (9.36%) Unit Testing
11 46 (8.97%) Digital Marketing
12 45 (8.77%) Programme Management
13 43 (8.38%) DevOps
14 41 (7.99%) Continuous Integration
15 37 (7.21%) SDLC
16 33 (6.43%) Software Engineering
17 31 (6.04%) OOD
18 28 (5.46%) Front End Development
19 26 (5.07%) Migration
20 22 (4.29%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 401 (78.17%) C#
2 211 (41.13%) JavaScript
3 162 (31.58%) SQL
4 53 (10.33%) Java
5 28 (5.46%) T-SQL
6 26 (5.07%) PowerShell
7 24 (4.68%) TypeScript
8 19 (3.70%) VB.NET
9 16 (3.12%) C++
10 13 (2.53%) Python
11 11 (2.14%) VBA
12 10 (1.95%) Ruby
13 9 (1.75%) VB
14 7 (1.36%) C
14 7 (1.36%) VBScript
15 6 (1.17%) Scala
16 5 (0.97%) Perl
16 5 (0.97%) PHP
17 4 (0.78%) Groovy
17 4 (0.78%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 33 (6.43%) Security Cleared
2 21 (4.09%) SC Cleared
3 8 (1.56%) Degree
4 5 (0.97%) DV Cleared
5 4 (0.78%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (0.39%) ISEB
6 2 (0.39%) ISTQB
6 2 (0.39%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (0.39%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.19%) ISEB Practitioner
7 1 (0.19%) MCP
7 1 (0.19%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (5.85%) QA
2 1 (0.19%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (0.19%) ISO 14001
2 1 (0.19%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 10 (1.95%) Docker
2 8 (1.56%) Active Directory
3 7 (1.36%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (1.17%) Xen
5 3 (0.58%) Virtual Machines
5 3 (0.58%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (0.58%) vSphere
6 2 (0.39%) ISA Server
7 1 (0.19%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 6 (1.17%) Kubernetes
1 6 (1.17%) Puppet
2 5 (0.97%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (0.78%) CA Service Virtualization
4 2 (0.39%) vRealize
5 1 (0.19%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (0.19%) SCCM
5 1 (0.19%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 1 (0.19%) WSUS
Vendors
1 122 (23.78%) Microsoft
2 50 (9.75%) SAP
3 40 (7.80%) Oracle
4 23 (4.48%) Sitecore
5 13 (2.53%) Google
5 13 (2.53%) VMware
6 11 (2.14%) Xamarin
7 8 (1.56%) HP
8 6 (1.17%) Blue Prism
8 6 (1.17%) Red Hat
8 6 (1.17%) Sencha
9 5 (0.97%) Apple
10 4 (0.78%) CA
10 4 (0.78%) Cisco
11 3 (0.58%) Citrix
11 3 (0.58%) Nintex
11 3 (0.58%) Pegasus
11 3 (0.58%) Salesforce.com
11 3 (0.58%) ServiceNow
12 2 (0.39%) Teradata