Period
to 18 August 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 18 August 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
18 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 24 12 13
Rank change year-on-year -12 +1 +1
Contract jobs citing .NET 441 571 517
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 6.94% 10.37% 9.43%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 28.49% 38.09% 34.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 306 400 343
South West median daily rate £446 £390 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.42% +4.00% +7.14%
10th Percentile £313 £299 £271
90th Percentile £650 £575 £475
England median daily rate £450 £450 £423
% change year-on-year - +6.51% +5.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 7
South West median hourly rate £52.17 £40.00 £41.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +30.43% -2.44% +215.38%
10th Percentile £45.50 £37.10 £34.00
90th Percentile £55.67 £44.50 £59.50
England median hourly rate £45.00 £42.50 £43.13
% change year-on-year +5.88% -1.45% +11.29%

.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 1,548 1,499 1,491
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 24.35% 27.22% 27.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,043 992 934
South West median daily rate £450 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £313 £275 £279
90th Percentile £619 £563 £525
England median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 24 41
South West median hourly rate £44.00 £44.75 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.68% -0.56% +12.50%
10th Percentile £22.40 £35.25 £31.25
90th Percentile £54.00 £51.75 £53.75
England median hourly rate £45.00 £41.69 £40.00
% change year-on-year +7.95% +4.22% +9.59%

.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 18 August 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
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 18 August 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 +1 160 £400 +3.23% 96
Wiltshire -10 154 £505 +18.82% 42
Gloucestershire -24 46 £418 +11.33% 34
Somerset -21 25 £463 +13.85% 27
Devon -37 16 £350 +7.69% 42
Dorset -20 15 £369 -16.19% 53
Cornwall +7 4 £270 -18.49% 6
.NET
England

For the 6 months to 18 August 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.

1 310 (70.29%) C#
2 171 (38.78%) Agile Software Development
3 164 (37.19%) JavaScript
4 132 (29.93%) Microsoft Azure
5 127 (28.80%) SQL Server
6 116 (26.30%) SQL
7 104 (23.58%) ASP.NET
8 99 (22.45%) Microservices
9 98 (22.22%) Microsoft
10 92 (20.86%) CSS
11 90 (20.41%) DevOps
12 83 (18.82%) HTML
12 83 (18.82%) .NET Framework
13 80 (18.14%) MVC
13 80 (18.14%) .NET Core
14 77 (17.46%) Scrum
15 74 (16.78%) Security Cleared
16 70 (15.87%) Git (software)
17 68 (15.42%) ASP.NET Web API
18 67 (15.19%) Finance
19 66 (14.97%) Web Services
20 65 (14.74%) Java
21 64 (14.51%) Kubernetes
22 60 (13.61%) Software Engineering
23 57 (12.93%) AngularJS
24 55 (12.47%) Amazon AWS
25 52 (11.79%) Linux
26 51 (11.56%) SC Cleared
27 50 (11.34%) Visual Studio
28 47 (10.66%) Entity Framework

.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 22 (4.99%) SharePoint
2 13 (2.95%) CMS
3 11 (2.49%) IIS
4 10 (2.27%) Umbraco
5 7 (1.59%) Confluence
6 6 (1.36%) Sitecore CMS
7 5 (1.13%) EPiServer
8 4 (0.91%) Elasticsearch
9 3 (0.68%) Apache
10 2 (0.45%) ColdFusion
10 2 (0.45%) JBoss
10 2 (0.45%) Kentico
10 2 (0.45%) Tomcat
11 1 (0.23%) BizTalk Server
11 1 (0.23%) Drupal
11 1 (0.23%) NetWeaver
11 1 (0.23%) OpenROAD
11 1 (0.23%) SharePoint 2013
11 1 (0.23%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 8 (1.81%) MS Visio
2 5 (1.13%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (0.91%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 31 (7.03%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.45%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 132 (29.93%) Microsoft Azure
2 55 (12.47%) Amazon AWS
3 29 (6.58%) Dynamics 365
4 22 (4.99%) Google Cloud Platform
5 20 (4.54%) Amazon EKS
6 15 (3.40%) Serverless
7 12 (2.72%) Azure Active Directory
7 12 (2.72%) Azure Functions
8 11 (2.49%) Office 365
9 8 (1.81%) PaaS
10 6 (1.36%) Azure Stack
10 6 (1.36%) Power Platform
11 5 (1.13%) OpenShift
12 4 (0.91%) Cloud Computing
13 2 (0.45%) AWS Lambda
13 2 (0.45%) IaaS
13 2 (0.45%) npm
13 2 (0.45%) NuGet
13 2 (0.45%) SaaS
14 1 (0.23%) Azure Data Factory
Communications & Networking
1 10 (2.27%) Ethernet
1 10 (2.27%) TCP/IP
2 5 (1.13%) Intranet
3 3 (0.68%) VoIP
4 2 (0.45%) 3G
4 2 (0.45%) 4G
4 2 (0.45%) Bluetooth
4 2 (0.45%) Internet
4 2 (0.45%) NFC
4 2 (0.45%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (0.23%) HTTPS
5 1 (0.23%) IP Telephony
5 1 (0.23%) Kerberos
5 1 (0.23%) Remote Desktop
5 1 (0.23%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 127 (28.80%) SQL Server
2 16 (3.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 14 (3.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 13 (2.95%) NoSQL
5 8 (1.81%) Big Data
5 8 (1.81%) Oracle Database
6 7 (1.59%) Amazon RDS
6 7 (1.59%) Azure SQL Database
7 6 (1.36%) Cosmos DB
7 6 (1.36%) MySQL
7 6 (1.36%) Power BI
8 5 (1.13%) Data Warehouse
8 5 (1.13%) Relational Database
8 5 (1.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 4 (0.91%) MS Access
9 4 (0.91%) Redis
9 4 (0.91%) SQL Server 2016
10 3 (0.68%) SQL Server 2012
11 2 (0.45%) Amazon Aurora
12 1 (0.23%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 70 (15.87%) Git (software)
2 50 (11.34%) Visual Studio
3 43 (9.75%) Visual Studio Team System
4 32 (7.26%) JIRA
5 29 (6.58%) Jenkins
6 22 (4.99%) NetBeans
7 21 (4.76%) Artifactory
7 21 (4.76%) Sonatype Nexus
8 20 (4.54%) CircleCI
9 13 (2.95%) Team Foundation Server
10 11 (2.49%) Eclipse
11 7 (1.59%) Moq
11 7 (1.59%) Selenium
12 4 (0.91%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 4 (0.91%) Grunt
12 4 (0.91%) Metasploit
12 4 (0.91%) NUnit
12 4 (0.91%) SpecFlow
13 3 (0.68%) Bitbucket
13 3 (0.68%) C++Builder
General
1 67 (15.19%) Finance
2 35 (7.94%) Public Sector
3 32 (7.26%) Telecoms
4 26 (5.90%) Manufacturing
5 23 (5.22%) Marketing
6 22 (4.99%) Banking
6 22 (4.99%) Electronics
7 11 (2.49%) Aerospace
8 10 (2.27%) Military
9 8 (1.81%) Retail
10 4 (0.91%) Billing
10 4 (0.91%) Law
11 3 (0.68%) Avionics
12 2 (0.45%) Back Office
12 2 (0.45%) Publishing
13 1 (0.23%) Automotive
13 1 (0.23%) Front Office
13 1 (0.23%) Games
13 1 (0.23%) Pharmaceutical
13 1 (0.23%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 271 (61.45%) Developer
2 124 (28.12%) .NET Developer
3 76 (17.23%) C# Developer
4 41 (9.30%) Architect
5 36 (8.16%) C# .NET Developer
6 33 (7.48%) Full Stack Developer
7 31 (7.03%) Software Engineer
8 30 (6.80%) Software Developer
9 27 (6.12%) Solutions Architect
10 25 (5.67%) CRM Developer
11 24 (5.44%) Dynamics CRM Developer
12 23 (5.22%) Azure Developer
13 17 (3.85%) Analyst
13 17 (3.85%) Technical Architect
14 16 (3.63%) .NET Architect
15 14 (3.17%) React Developer
15 14 (3.17%) SQL Developer
16 13 (2.95%) ASP.NET Developer
16 13 (2.95%) Java Engineer
16 13 (2.95%) Technical Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 104 (23.58%) ASP.NET
2 92 (20.86%) CSS
3 83 (18.82%) .NET Framework
3 83 (18.82%) HTML
4 80 (18.14%) .NET Core
5 68 (15.42%) ASP.NET Web API
6 66 (14.97%) Web Services
7 57 (12.93%) AngularJS
8 47 (10.66%) Entity Framework
8 47 (10.66%) REST
9 44 (9.98%) Node.js
10 43 (9.75%) React
11 42 (9.52%) jQuery
12 39 (8.84%) ASP.NET MVC
13 32 (7.26%) XML
14 29 (6.58%) WCF
15 26 (5.90%) Redux
15 26 (5.90%) RESTful
16 23 (5.22%) JSON
17 22 (4.99%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 38 (8.62%) Cloud Native
2 28 (6.35%) Enterprise Software
3 20 (4.54%) Greenfield Project
4 17 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
5 11 (2.49%) User Experience
6 7 (1.59%) Digital Media
7 5 (1.13%) Client/Server
7 5 (1.13%) iPad
8 4 (0.91%) Management Information System
9 3 (0.68%) Self-Motivation
10 2 (0.45%) CESG
10 2 (0.45%) Data Centre
10 2 (0.45%) Data Protection Act
10 2 (0.45%) Graphic Design
10 2 (0.45%) Mobile App
10 2 (0.45%) NHS
10 2 (0.45%) Reference Data
10 2 (0.45%) Video Conferencing
11 1 (0.23%) Algorithms
11 1 (0.23%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 52 (11.79%) Linux
2 42 (9.52%) Windows
3 20 (4.54%) CentOS
4 19 (4.31%) CoreOS
5 11 (2.49%) Windows Server
6 6 (1.36%) Android
7 4 (0.91%) Apple iOS
7 4 (0.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (0.68%) Unix
8 3 (0.68%) VMS
9 1 (0.23%) Solaris
9 1 (0.23%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.23%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 171 (38.78%) Agile Software Development
2 99 (22.45%) Microservices
3 90 (20.41%) DevOps
4 80 (18.14%) MVC
5 77 (17.46%) Scrum
6 60 (13.61%) Software Engineering
7 46 (10.43%) TDD
8 35 (7.94%) Test Automation
9 34 (7.71%) CRM
10 31 (7.03%) Business Intelligence
11 28 (6.35%) OO
12 27 (6.12%) Problem-Solving
13 23 (5.22%) OOD
14 22 (4.99%) Digital Marketing
14 22 (4.99%) Infrastructure Automation
14 22 (4.99%) Programme Management
14 22 (4.99%) Unit Testing
15 20 (4.54%) The Twelve-Factor App
15 20 (4.54%) User Stories
16 19 (4.31%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 310 (70.29%) C#
2 164 (37.19%) JavaScript
3 116 (26.30%) SQL
4 65 (14.74%) Java
5 34 (7.71%) TypeScript
6 31 (7.03%) C++
7 24 (5.44%) Go
8 23 (5.22%) Python
9 22 (4.99%) T-SQL
10 20 (4.54%) Rust
11 15 (3.40%) PowerShell
12 10 (2.27%) GLSL
12 10 (2.27%) HLSL
13 9 (2.04%) VB.NET
14 8 (1.81%) VB
15 5 (1.13%) Bash Shell
15 5 (1.13%) PHP
16 4 (0.91%) PL/SQL
16 4 (0.91%) XAML
17 3 (0.68%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 74 (16.78%) Security Cleared
2 51 (11.56%) SC Cleared
3 23 (5.22%) Degree
4 20 (4.54%) DV Cleared
5 9 (2.04%) ISTQB
6 5 (1.13%) Computer Science Degree
7 3 (0.68%) ISEB
8 2 (0.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 1 (0.23%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (1.13%) QA
2 2 (0.45%) NCSC
3 1 (0.23%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.23%) PMO
System Software
1 45 (10.20%) Docker
2 16 (3.63%) Active Directory
3 5 (1.13%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 64 (14.51%) Kubernetes
2 29 (6.58%) Ansible
3 24 (5.44%) Terraform
4 4 (0.91%) Nessus
4 4 (0.91%) Nmap
4 4 (0.91%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (0.91%) Red Hat Satellite
4 4 (0.91%) WSUS
5 3 (0.68%) HP ALM
5 3 (0.68%) SCOM
6 2 (0.45%) AirWatch
6 2 (0.45%) Grafana
6 2 (0.45%) MIIS
6 2 (0.45%) Puppet
6 2 (0.45%) SCOrch
6 2 (0.45%) SCVMM
7 1 (0.23%) Data Guard
7 1 (0.23%) Mesos
7 1 (0.23%) Nagios
7 1 (0.23%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 98 (22.22%) Microsoft
2 23 (5.22%) SAP
3 21 (4.76%) Veracode
4 14 (3.17%) Oracle
5 8 (1.81%) Red Hat
6 7 (1.59%) HP
6 7 (1.59%) VMware
7 6 (1.36%) Sitecore
8 4 (0.91%) Atlassian
8 4 (0.91%) BMC
8 4 (0.91%) CommVault
8 4 (0.91%) Tripwire
9 3 (0.68%) Borland
9 3 (0.68%) Embarcadero
10 1 (0.23%) Adobe
10 1 (0.23%) Google
10 1 (0.23%) Pega