Period
to 20 February 2019

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 20 February 2019 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
20 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 14 10 13
Rank change year-on-year -4 +3 0
Contract jobs citing .NET 593 518 572
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 9.24% 9.93% 10.53%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 32.65% 36.87% 38.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 418 348 419
South West median daily rate £440 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.33% +7.14% -
10th Percentile £325 £300 £258
90th Percentile £589 £532 £494
England median daily rate £454 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +6.82% +6.25% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 1 12
South West median hourly rate £44.42 £36.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.71% -2.67% -
10th Percentile £36.43 £35.25 £18.55
90th Percentile £50.75 £37.75 £42.93
England median hourly rate £45.00 £45.00 £39.38
% change year-on-year - +14.29% -1.56%

.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 1,816 1,405 1,494
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 28.31% 26.92% 27.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,198 900 1,041
South West median daily rate £450 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £319 £290 £263
90th Percentile £613 £563 £544
England median daily rate £500 £475 £435
% change year-on-year +5.26% +9.20% +2.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 15 29
South West median hourly rate £47.00 £45.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.44% +20.00% -10.71%
10th Percentile £30.20 £25.20 £18.64
90th Percentile £64.75 £55.25 £43.80
England median hourly rate £41.85 £40.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +4.61% - +3.90%

.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 20 February 2019.

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 20 February 2019.

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 20 February 2019. 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 -4 205 £425 +18.06% 121
Wiltshire -2 193 £463 +8.82% 45
Gloucestershire +1 65 £431 +23.21% 36
Somerset -3 48 £375 - 38
Dorset -1 45 £450 +20.00% 69
Devon -14 22 £360 -4.00% 40
Cornwall -5 2 £319 -29.17% 9
.NET
England

For the 6 months to 20 February 2019, 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.

1 386 (65.09%) C#
2 277 (46.71%) Agile Software Development
3 223 (37.61%) SQL Server
4 192 (32.38%) JavaScript
4 192 (32.38%) ASP.NET
5 183 (30.86%) SQL
6 161 (27.15%) MVC
7 160 (26.98%) Microsoft Azure
8 155 (26.14%) Microsoft
9 142 (23.95%) ASP.NET Web API
10 137 (23.10%) HTML
11 133 (22.43%) Finance
12 128 (21.59%) CSS
13 124 (20.91%) Microservices
14 121 (20.40%) .NET Framework
15 116 (19.56%) .NET Core
16 91 (15.35%) Scrum
17 88 (14.84%) REST
18 84 (14.17%) AngularJS
19 82 (13.83%) TDD
20 77 (12.98%) ASP.NET MVC
21 72 (12.14%) Amazon AWS
21 72 (12.14%) DevOps
22 68 (11.47%) jQuery
23 66 (11.13%) Git (software)
23 66 (11.13%) Java
24 65 (10.96%) Security Cleared
25 57 (9.61%) Windows
26 55 (9.27%) Team Foundation Server
26 55 (9.27%) Node.js

.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 32 (5.40%) IIS
2 22 (3.71%) Confluence
3 19 (3.20%) CMS
4 16 (2.70%) SharePoint
5 14 (2.36%) Umbraco
6 11 (1.85%) BizTalk Server
7 9 (1.52%) Apache
7 9 (1.52%) JBoss
8 8 (1.35%) Sitecore CMS
9 5 (0.84%) ColdFusion
9 5 (0.84%) SharePoint 2013
9 5 (0.84%) WebSphere
10 4 (0.67%) Apache Solr
10 4 (0.67%) EPiServer
11 3 (0.51%) Elasticsearch
11 3 (0.51%) Tomcat
12 2 (0.34%) SAS
13 1 (0.17%) Apache Pig
13 1 (0.17%) ArcGIS
13 1 (0.17%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 8 (1.35%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (0.67%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (0.67%) Microsoft Project
2 4 (0.67%) MS Visio
3 3 (0.51%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.17%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 48 (8.09%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.17%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.17%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.17%) Oracle Cash Management
2 1 (0.17%) Sage 200
2 1 (0.17%) Sage CRM
Cloud Services
1 160 (26.98%) Microsoft Azure
2 72 (12.14%) Amazon AWS
3 36 (6.07%) Dynamics 365
4 26 (4.38%) Azure Active Directory
5 21 (3.54%) SaaS
6 18 (3.04%) Serverless
7 17 (2.87%) Azure Functions
8 12 (2.02%) Apigee
9 10 (1.69%) Office 365
10 8 (1.35%) OpenShift
11 4 (0.67%) Sauce Labs
12 3 (0.51%) Adobe Analytics
12 3 (0.51%) AWS CloudFormation
12 3 (0.51%) Datadog
12 3 (0.51%) Google Play
12 3 (0.51%) IaaS
12 3 (0.51%) PaaS
13 2 (0.34%) GitHub
13 2 (0.34%) Google Cloud Platform
13 2 (0.34%) NuGet
Communications & Networking
1 9 (1.52%) Internet
1 9 (1.52%) Reverse Proxy
2 4 (0.67%) HTTP
3 3 (0.51%) ATM
3 3 (0.51%) Firewall
3 3 (0.51%) Intranet
4 2 (0.34%) HTTPS
4 2 (0.34%) Kerberos
4 2 (0.34%) SSL
5 1 (0.17%) DNS
5 1 (0.17%) Extranet
5 1 (0.17%) Skype
5 1 (0.17%) Software-Defined Networking
5 1 (0.17%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.17%) VPN
5 1 (0.17%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 223 (37.61%) SQL Server
2 16 (2.70%) Amazon RDS
3 10 (1.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 9 (1.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 7 (1.18%) MySQL
6 6 (1.01%) Oracle Database
6 6 (1.01%) SQL Server 2005
7 5 (0.84%) Relational Database
8 4 (0.67%) GIS
8 4 (0.67%) SQL Server 2008
8 4 (0.67%) SQL Server 2014
9 3 (0.51%) NoSQL
9 3 (0.51%) Oracle Database 11g
9 3 (0.51%) PostgreSQL
9 3 (0.51%) Power BI
9 3 (0.51%) SQL Server 2016
9 3 (0.51%) SSDT
10 2 (0.34%) Azure SQL Database
10 2 (0.34%) Big Data
10 2 (0.34%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 66 (11.13%) Git (software)
2 55 (9.27%) Team Foundation Server
3 51 (8.60%) Visual Studio Team System
4 37 (6.24%) Visual Studio
5 33 (5.56%) JIRA
6 20 (3.37%) Bitbucket
7 17 (2.87%) Jenkins
8 11 (1.85%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 11 (1.85%) Selenium
9 10 (1.69%) Octopus Deploy
10 9 (1.52%) TeamCity
11 8 (1.35%) Cucumber
11 8 (1.35%) SonarQube
12 7 (1.18%) gulp
13 6 (1.01%) JMeter
14 5 (0.84%) Sonatype Nexus
14 5 (0.84%) webpack
15 4 (0.67%) NUnit
15 4 (0.67%) Visual Studio Code
15 4 (0.67%) WebStorm
General
1 133 (22.43%) Finance
2 44 (7.42%) Marketing
3 43 (7.25%) Manufacturing
3 43 (7.25%) Telecoms
4 41 (6.91%) Electronics
5 37 (6.24%) Banking
6 12 (2.02%) Back Office
7 8 (1.35%) Automotive
7 8 (1.35%) Publishing
8 7 (1.18%) Retail
9 6 (1.01%) Games
10 5 (0.84%) Retail Banking
11 3 (0.51%) Legal
11 3 (0.51%) Retail Finance
12 2 (0.34%) Advertising
12 2 (0.34%) Military
13 1 (0.17%) Avionics
13 1 (0.17%) Financial Institution
13 1 (0.17%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 412 (69.48%) Developer
2 223 (37.61%) .NET Developer
3 88 (14.84%) C# Developer
4 57 (9.61%) Architect
5 55 (9.27%) Software Developer
6 53 (8.94%) C# .NET Developer
7 40 (6.75%) Senior Developer
8 34 (5.73%) Microsoft Developer
9 33 (5.56%) CRM Developer
10 31 (5.23%) Dynamics CRM Developer
11 30 (5.06%) .NET Software Developer
11 30 (5.06%) Senior .NET Developer
12 23 (3.88%) .NET Architect
13 21 (3.54%) ASP.NET Developer
13 21 (3.54%) C# Software Developer
14 18 (3.04%) Solutions Architect
14 18 (3.04%) SQL Developer
15 17 (2.87%) Azure Developer
16 16 (2.70%) C# ASP.NET Developer
16 16 (2.70%) Digital Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 192 (32.38%) ASP.NET
2 142 (23.95%) ASP.NET Web API
3 137 (23.10%) HTML
4 128 (21.59%) CSS
5 121 (20.40%) .NET Framework
6 116 (19.56%) .NET Core
7 88 (14.84%) REST
8 84 (14.17%) AngularJS
9 77 (12.98%) ASP.NET MVC
10 68 (11.47%) jQuery
11 55 (9.27%) Node.js
11 55 (9.27%) React
12 54 (9.11%) WCF
12 54 (9.11%) Web Services
13 52 (8.77%) Entity Framework
14 49 (8.26%) XML
15 42 (7.08%) SOAP
16 39 (6.58%) JSON
17 36 (6.07%) HTML5
18 34 (5.73%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 44 (7.42%) Greenfield Project
2 34 (5.73%) Analytical Skills
3 20 (3.37%) Self-Motivation
4 15 (2.53%) DataPower
5 13 (2.19%) Mobile App
6 11 (1.85%) Data Centre
7 9 (1.52%) Enterprise Software
7 9 (1.52%) User Experience
8 7 (1.18%) Cloud Native
9 6 (1.01%) Management Information System
9 6 (1.01%) Virtual Team
10 5 (0.84%) Fintech
10 5 (0.84%) Public Cloud
11 4 (0.67%) iPad
11 4 (0.67%) Wiki
12 3 (0.51%) Blog
12 3 (0.51%) Digital Media
12 3 (0.51%) Mainframe
12 3 (0.51%) PKI
13 2 (0.34%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 57 (9.61%) Windows
2 39 (6.58%) Windows Server
3 25 (4.22%) Linux
4 14 (2.36%) Windows Server 2012
5 10 (1.69%) Android
5 10 (1.69%) Apple iOS
6 8 (1.35%) Unix
7 4 (0.67%) Debian
8 3 (0.51%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (0.34%) CentOS
9 2 (0.34%) CoreOS
9 2 (0.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (0.34%) Solaris
10 1 (0.17%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.17%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 277 (46.71%) Agile Software Development
2 161 (27.15%) MVC
3 124 (20.91%) Microservices
4 91 (15.35%) Scrum
5 82 (13.83%) TDD
6 72 (12.14%) DevOps
7 51 (8.60%) CRM
7 51 (8.60%) Test Automation
8 43 (7.25%) Business Intelligence
8 43 (7.25%) Continuous Integration
9 42 (7.08%) Problem-Solving
10 40 (6.75%) Digital Marketing
10 40 (6.75%) Programme Management
11 39 (6.58%) Software Engineering
12 35 (5.90%) Migration
12 35 (5.90%) OO
13 31 (5.23%) Unit Testing
14 28 (4.72%) BDD
15 25 (4.22%) SDLC
15 25 (4.22%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 386 (65.09%) C#
2 192 (32.38%) JavaScript
3 183 (30.86%) SQL
4 66 (11.13%) Java
5 48 (8.09%) PowerShell
6 43 (7.25%) T-SQL
7 24 (4.05%) TypeScript
8 21 (3.54%) Python
9 14 (2.36%) VB.NET
10 11 (1.85%) PHP
11 9 (1.52%) C++
12 7 (1.18%) Bash Shell
13 6 (1.01%) Go
14 5 (0.84%) C
14 5 (0.84%) PL/SQL
14 5 (0.84%) Ruby
14 5 (0.84%) VBA
15 4 (0.67%) ES6
15 4 (0.67%) Perl
16 3 (0.51%) Scala
Qualifications
1 65 (10.96%) Security Cleared
2 41 (6.91%) SC Cleared
3 26 (4.38%) DV Cleared
4 17 (2.87%) Degree
5 11 (1.85%) Computer Science Degree
6 4 (0.67%) BPSS Clearance
7 3 (0.51%) CTC Cleared
7 3 (0.51%) Numerate Degree
8 2 (0.34%) CISSP
9 1 (0.17%) CCNA
9 1 (0.17%) CESG Certified Professional
9 1 (0.17%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (0.17%) CLAS
9 1 (0.17%) GIAC
9 1 (0.17%) ISEB
9 1 (0.17%) Linux+ Certification
9 1 (0.17%) MCSE
9 1 (0.17%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.17%) Network+ Certification
9 1 (0.17%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (2.19%) QA
2 4 (0.67%) CRD IV
2 4 (0.67%) IFRS
2 4 (0.67%) IFRS 9
3 3 (0.51%) GDPR
4 2 (0.34%) PMO
5 1 (0.17%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.17%) SEPA
5 1 (0.17%) TARGET2
System Software
1 51 (8.60%) Docker
2 29 (4.89%) Active Directory
3 5 (0.84%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (0.34%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.17%) Firmware
5 1 (0.17%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.17%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.17%) VMware NSX
5 1 (0.17%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 50 (8.43%) Kubernetes
2 15 (2.53%) Terraform
3 14 (2.36%) HP ALM
4 9 (1.52%) Single Sign-On
5 8 (1.35%) Opscode Chef
6 6 (1.01%) Puppet
7 5 (0.84%) Ansible
7 5 (0.84%) Docker Swarm
7 5 (0.84%) Grafana
7 5 (0.84%) Nagios
8 4 (0.67%) NetIQ Identity Manager
8 4 (0.67%) Tivoli
9 3 (0.51%) Data Guard
9 3 (0.51%) Icinga
9 3 (0.51%) SCVMM
10 2 (0.34%) Mesos
10 2 (0.34%) SCOM
10 2 (0.34%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 1 (0.17%) BladeLogic
11 1 (0.17%) SCCM
Vendors
1 155 (26.14%) Microsoft
2 42 (7.08%) SAP
3 35 (5.90%) Oracle
4 22 (3.71%) Atlassian
5 17 (2.87%) IBM
6 16 (2.70%) VMware
7 14 (2.36%) HP
8 12 (2.02%) Sitecore
9 11 (1.85%) Adobe
10 10 (1.69%) Google
11 6 (1.01%) Blue Prism
11 6 (1.01%) Sencha
11 6 (1.01%) Xamarin
12 5 (0.84%) AppDynamics
12 5 (0.84%) Facebook
12 5 (0.84%) Splunk
12 5 (0.84%) Veracode
13 4 (0.67%) Dynatrace
13 4 (0.67%) NetIQ
14 3 (0.51%) ESRI