Period
to 9 December 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the UK excluding London 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 9 December 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)
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
9 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 11 19 15
Rank change year-on-year +8 -4 +1
Contract jobs citing .NET 4,833 3,853 4,662
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 8.71% 7.24% 8.25%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 27.79% 25.64% 29.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,523 2,687 3,134
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £370 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.11% +5.71% -
10th Percentile £306 £288 £263
90th Percentile £538 £500 £494
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 56 91
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £42.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £25.14 £25.63 £14.50
90th Percentile £61.34 £48.75 £46.00
UK median hourly rate £45.00 £42.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year +5.88% +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 UK excluding London with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
UK excluding London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 17,394 15,025 15,952
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 31.33% 28.25% 28.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 11,456 9,703 10,279
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +3.23% +3.33%
10th Percentile £313 £282 £275
90th Percentile £575 £550 £532
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 212 256 295
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £38.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26% +1.33%
10th Percentile £15.29 £16.45 £14.00
90th Percentile £55.00 £52.50 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +3.75% - +6.67%

.NET
Job Vacancy Trend in the UK excluding London

Job postings citing .NET as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London.

Job vacancy trend for .NET in the UK excluding London

.NET
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the UK excluding London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing .NET in the UK excluding London.

Contractor daily rate trend for .NET in the UK excluding London

.NET
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the UK excluding London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing .NET in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 9 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for .NET in the UK excluding London

.NET
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the UK excluding London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing .NET in the UK excluding London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for .NET in the UK excluding London

.NET
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK excluding London

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing .NET in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 9 December 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for .NET in the UK excluding London

.NET
Contract Job Locations in the UK excluding London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing .NET within the UK excluding London region over the 6 months to 9 December 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
South East +13 1,464 £425 +13.33% 745
North of England +6 1,225 £375 +7.14% 994
Midlands -7 683 £400 +8.11% 547
North West +4 667 £375 - 493
South West -1 634 £425 +17.24% 311
West Midlands 0 472 £413 +10.00% 334
Yorkshire +17 468 £375 +10.29% 396
Scotland +5 324 £375 +3.81% 156
East of England -17 298 £416 +14.83% 317
East Midlands -11 208 £375 +2.59% 212
Wales +5 169 £400 +7.89% 79
North East +5 90 £381 +4.82% 105
Northern Ireland +41 34 £425 +6.25% 24
Isle of Man +1 5 £348 +65.48%
Channel Islands - 3 - -
.NET
UK

For the 6 months to 9 December 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 UK excluding London region with a requirement for .NET.

1 3,472 (71.84%) C#
2 2,176 (45.02%) Agile Software Development
3 1,892 (39.15%) ASP.NET
4 1,833 (37.93%) JavaScript
5 1,803 (37.31%) SQL Server
6 1,721 (35.61%) MVC
7 1,711 (35.40%) SQL
8 1,285 (26.59%) Microsoft
9 1,284 (26.57%) HTML
10 1,230 (25.45%) CSS
11 1,192 (24.66%) .NET Framework
12 1,187 (24.56%) Microsoft Azure
13 1,013 (20.96%) ASP.NET Web API
14 1,010 (20.90%) AngularJS
15 893 (18.48%) ASP.NET MVC
16 843 (17.44%) TDD
17 764 (15.81%) Scrum
18 705 (14.59%) jQuery
19 671 (13.88%) Web Services
20 618 (12.79%) Visual Studio
21 601 (12.44%) Continuous Integration
22 598 (12.37%) Entity Framework
23 591 (12.23%) Finance
24 581 (12.02%) Test Automation
25 563 (11.65%) Git (software)
26 521 (10.78%) .NET Core
27 474 (9.81%) Java
28 465 (9.62%) DevOps
29 457 (9.46%) Microservices
30 430 (8.90%) Windows

.NET
Co-occurring IT Skills in the UK excluding London 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
1 237 (4.90%) SharePoint
2 221 (4.57%) CMS
3 160 (3.31%) IIS
4 97 (2.01%) Confluence
5 93 (1.92%) Umbraco
6 78 (1.61%) BizTalk Server
7 73 (1.51%) Sitecore CMS
8 67 (1.39%) SharePoint 2013
9 61 (1.26%) Apache
10 54 (1.12%) Elasticsearch
11 45 (0.93%) WebSphere
12 43 (0.89%) Tomcat
13 33 (0.68%) EPiServer
14 32 (0.66%) JBoss
14 32 (0.66%) NServiceBus
15 31 (0.64%) nginx
16 29 (0.60%) SharePoint 2010
17 28 (0.58%) Apache Spark
18 25 (0.52%) Jetty
18 25 (0.52%) Mongrel
Applications
1 44 (0.91%) Microsoft Excel
2 35 (0.72%) Microsoft Office
3 15 (0.31%) MS Visio
4 10 (0.21%) InfoPath
5 5 (0.10%) Chatbot
5 5 (0.10%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 5 (0.10%) Microsoft Project
5 5 (0.10%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.041%) Adobe Illustrator
6 2 (0.041%) NUKE
6 2 (0.041%) Photoshop
6 2 (0.041%) SOLIDWORKS
7 1 (0.021%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.021%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.021%) CATIA
7 1 (0.021%) Revit
Business Applications
1 247 (5.11%) Dynamics CRM
2 15 (0.31%) Dynamics AX
2 15 (0.31%) Dynamics NAV
3 5 (0.10%) Epicor Tropos
3 5 (0.10%) Oracle Cash Management
3 5 (0.10%) Sage 200
3 5 (0.10%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 4 (0.083%) Magento
4 4 (0.083%) Oracle EBS
5 3 (0.062%) Sage CRM
5 3 (0.062%) SAP CRM
6 2 (0.041%) Markit EDM
6 2 (0.041%) NetSuite
6 2 (0.041%) nopCommerce
6 2 (0.041%) SAP BPC
6 2 (0.041%) SAP Payroll
6 2 (0.041%) SAP S/4HANA
6 2 (0.041%) Sentinel
6 2 (0.041%) thinkFolio
6 2 (0.041%) TIBCO iProcess
Cloud Services
1 1,187 (24.56%) Microsoft Azure
2 416 (8.61%) Amazon AWS
3 140 (2.90%) Dynamics 365
4 119 (2.46%) SaaS
5 107 (2.21%) Office 365
6 75 (1.55%) Serverless
7 66 (1.37%) Google Cloud Platform
8 65 (1.34%) PaaS
9 64 (1.32%) GitHub
10 43 (0.89%) Azure Functions
11 40 (0.83%) Cloud Computing
11 40 (0.83%) IaaS
12 38 (0.79%) Amazon EC2
13 35 (0.72%) npm
14 33 (0.68%) Azure Active Directory
15 31 (0.64%) NuGet
16 26 (0.54%) Google App Engine
17 24 (0.50%) AWS Lambda
18 20 (0.41%) Azure Data Factory
19 17 (0.35%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 106 (2.19%) HTTP
2 78 (1.61%) TCP/IP
3 59 (1.22%) Internet
4 51 (1.06%) DNS
5 40 (0.83%) SSL
6 35 (0.72%) FTP
7 34 (0.70%) Firewall
8 33 (0.68%) DHCP
9 31 (0.64%) IPsec
10 18 (0.37%) SMS
11 17 (0.35%) Ethernet
12 13 (0.27%) Intranet
13 12 (0.25%) SMTP
14 10 (0.21%) IMAP
15 8 (0.17%) Kerberos
16 7 (0.14%) SSH
17 6 (0.12%) DSL
17 6 (0.12%) LAN
18 5 (0.10%) RFID
18 5 (0.10%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,803 (37.31%) SQL Server
2 203 (4.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 181 (3.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 178 (3.68%) Relational Database
5 175 (3.62%) NoSQL
6 116 (2.40%) MongoDB
7 107 (2.21%) MySQL
8 87 (1.80%) SQL Server 2008
9 83 (1.72%) RDBMS
9 83 (1.72%) SQL Server 2012
10 80 (1.66%) Oracle Database
11 67 (1.39%) SQL Server 2016
12 64 (1.32%) Azure SQL Database
13 59 (1.22%) Redis
14 52 (1.08%) Big Data
15 50 (1.03%) Data Warehouse
16 45 (0.93%) Power BI
17 41 (0.85%) Apache Cassandra
18 40 (0.83%) Hadoop
19 37 (0.77%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 618 (12.79%) Visual Studio
2 563 (11.65%) Git (software)
3 429 (8.88%) Team Foundation Server
4 270 (5.59%) Selenium
5 252 (5.21%) JIRA
6 244 (5.05%) Visual Studio Team System
7 226 (4.68%) Jenkins
8 179 (3.70%) TeamCity
9 162 (3.35%) Octopus Deploy
10 134 (2.77%) NUnit
11 86 (1.78%) Bitbucket
12 84 (1.74%) Cucumber
13 78 (1.61%) MSTest
13 78 (1.61%) SpecFlow
14 77 (1.59%) gulp
15 73 (1.51%) Subversion
16 64 (1.32%) WebDriver
17 53 (1.10%) JMeter
18 46 (0.95%) Moq
19 45 (0.93%) Maven
General
1 591 (12.23%) Finance
2 113 (2.34%) Retail
3 106 (2.19%) Marketing
4 94 (1.94%) Manufacturing
5 89 (1.84%) Banking
6 75 (1.55%) Telecoms
7 70 (1.45%) Back Office
8 49 (1.01%) Electronics
9 48 (0.99%) Law
10 40 (0.83%) Legal
11 30 (0.62%) Advertising
12 29 (0.60%) Automotive
13 27 (0.56%) Games
14 24 (0.50%) Aerospace
15 22 (0.46%) Publishing
16 19 (0.39%) Billing
16 19 (0.39%) Military
17 16 (0.33%) Investment Banking
18 13 (0.27%) Local Government
19 11 (0.23%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 3,481 (72.03%) Developer
2 2,031 (42.02%) .NET Developer
3 1,053 (21.79%) C# Developer
4 760 (15.73%) C# .NET Developer
5 363 (7.51%) Full Stack Developer
6 320 (6.62%) ASP.NET Developer
7 299 (6.19%) Architect
8 279 (5.77%) Senior Developer
8 279 (5.77%) Software Developer
9 264 (5.46%) SQL Developer
10 238 (4.92%) C# ASP.NET Developer
11 233 (4.82%) Angular Developer
12 224 (4.63%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
13 204 (4.22%) Senior .NET Developer
14 151 (3.12%) Software Engineer
15 143 (2.96%) Azure Developer
16 138 (2.86%) Analyst
17 134 (2.77%) JavaScript Developer
18 132 (2.73%) .NET Software Developer
19 131 (2.71%) CRM Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,892 (39.15%) ASP.NET
2 1,284 (26.57%) HTML
3 1,230 (25.45%) CSS
4 1,192 (24.66%) .NET Framework
5 1,013 (20.96%) ASP.NET Web API
6 1,010 (20.90%) AngularJS
7 893 (18.48%) ASP.NET MVC
8 705 (14.59%) jQuery
9 671 (13.88%) Web Services
10 598 (12.37%) Entity Framework
11 521 (10.78%) .NET Core
12 405 (8.38%) REST
13 401 (8.30%) HTML5
14 383 (7.92%) React
15 371 (7.68%) XML
16 355 (7.35%) WCF
17 344 (7.12%) RESTful
18 305 (6.31%) Node.js
19 289 (5.98%) SOAP
20 262 (5.42%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 276 (5.71%) Greenfield Project
2 184 (3.81%) Analytical Skills
3 152 (3.15%) Enterprise Software
4 146 (3.02%) User Experience
5 141 (2.92%) Self-Motivation
6 105 (2.17%) Mobile App
7 54 (1.12%) Fintech
8 41 (0.85%) Management Information System
9 39 (0.81%) N-Tier
10 32 (0.66%) NHS
11 29 (0.60%) Data Centre
11 29 (0.60%) Public Cloud
12 27 (0.56%) Algorithms
13 24 (0.50%) Cloud Native
14 17 (0.35%) iPad
15 15 (0.31%) Data Structures
16 13 (0.27%) Semantic Web
17 9 (0.19%) DataPower
17 9 (0.19%) RIA
18 8 (0.17%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 430 (8.90%) Windows
2 184 (3.81%) Linux
3 146 (3.02%) Windows Server
4 83 (1.72%) Android
5 68 (1.41%) Apple iOS
6 49 (1.01%) Windows Server 2012
7 43 (0.89%) Unix
8 30 (0.62%) Windows Server 2008
9 25 (0.52%) Windows Server 2003
10 21 (0.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 17 (0.35%) Windows 10
12 15 (0.31%) Ubuntu
13 13 (0.27%) CentOS
14 12 (0.25%) Windows 7
15 5 (0.10%) Mac OS X
16 4 (0.083%) AIX
16 4 (0.083%) Windows Mobile
17 3 (0.062%) Windows 2000 Server
18 2 (0.041%) Debian
18 2 (0.041%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,176 (45.02%) Agile Software Development
2 1,721 (35.61%) MVC
3 843 (17.44%) TDD
4 764 (15.81%) Scrum
5 601 (12.44%) Continuous Integration
6 581 (12.02%) Test Automation
7 465 (9.62%) DevOps
8 457 (9.46%) Microservices
9 399 (8.26%) Software Engineering
10 358 (7.41%) OO
11 356 (7.37%) BDD
12 352 (7.28%) Web Development
13 338 (6.99%) Unit Testing
14 306 (6.33%) CRM
14 306 (6.33%) SDLC
15 298 (6.17%) E-Commerce
16 276 (5.71%) Problem-Solving
17 248 (5.13%) SOLID
18 218 (4.51%) Front End Development
19 196 (4.06%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 3,472 (71.84%) C#
2 1,833 (37.93%) JavaScript
3 1,711 (35.40%) SQL
4 474 (9.81%) Java
5 303 (6.27%) T-SQL
6 271 (5.61%) PowerShell
7 221 (4.57%) VB.NET
8 206 (4.26%) TypeScript
9 157 (3.25%) Python
10 104 (2.15%) PHP
11 91 (1.88%) C++
12 85 (1.76%) PL/SQL
13 65 (1.34%) VB
14 43 (0.89%) Ruby
15 35 (0.72%) Scala
16 34 (0.70%) Bash Shell
16 34 (0.70%) VBA
17 33 (0.68%) C
18 32 (0.66%) ES6
19 31 (0.64%) Go
Qualifications
1 255 (5.28%) Degree
2 238 (4.92%) Security Cleared
3 165 (3.41%) SC Cleared
4 67 (1.39%) Computer Science Degree
5 53 (1.10%) Microsoft Certification
6 44 (0.91%) BPSS Clearance
7 43 (0.89%) ISEB
8 41 (0.85%) ISTQB
9 28 (0.58%) MCSE
10 27 (0.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 24 (0.50%) DV Cleared
12 18 (0.37%) TOGAF Certification
13 13 (0.27%) CISSP
14 11 (0.23%) Numerate Degree
15 9 (0.19%) MCP
16 8 (0.17%) MCSA
16 8 (0.17%) SSCP
17 6 (0.12%) DBS Check
17 6 (0.12%) Master's Degree
18 4 (0.083%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 138 (2.86%) QA
2 26 (0.54%) WCAG
3 15 (0.31%) GDPR
4 14 (0.29%) PMO
5 11 (0.23%) SLA
6 10 (0.21%) Disclosure Scotland
7 9 (0.19%) Data Quality
8 8 (0.17%) ISO 9001
8 8 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 8 (0.17%) WAI
9 6 (0.12%) PCI DSS
9 6 (0.12%) TickIT
10 4 (0.083%) HL7
11 3 (0.062%) 21 CFR Part 11
12 2 (0.041%) CRD IV
12 2 (0.041%) IFRS
12 2 (0.041%) IFRS 9
13 1 (0.021%) HMG Security Policy Framework
13 1 (0.021%) SEPA
13 1 (0.021%) TARGET2
System Software
1 247 (5.11%) Docker
2 81 (1.68%) Active Directory
3 40 (0.83%) VMware Infrastructure
4 32 (0.66%) Xen
5 15 (0.31%) Virtual Machines
6 11 (0.23%) vSphere
7 8 (0.17%) Hyper-V
8 6 (0.12%) VMware ESXi
8 6 (0.12%) XenApp
8 6 (0.12%) XenDesktop
8 6 (0.12%) XenServer
9 4 (0.083%) Firmware
9 4 (0.083%) Microsoft App-V
10 2 (0.041%) KVM
11 1 (0.021%) Apache Flume
11 1 (0.021%) HDFS
11 1 (0.021%) Squid
11 1 (0.021%) Terminal Services
11 1 (0.021%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 133 (2.75%) Kubernetes
2 94 (1.94%) Puppet
3 48 (0.99%) Ansible
4 43 (0.89%) Opscode Chef
5 40 (0.83%) Terraform
6 18 (0.37%) HP ALM
7 14 (0.29%) SCCM
7 14 (0.29%) Single Sign-On
8 13 (0.27%) Kibana
9 12 (0.25%) Grafana
10 11 (0.23%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 10 (0.21%) Nagios
12 8 (0.17%) Salt
13 7 (0.14%) WSUS
14 5 (0.10%) NetIQ Identity Manager
14 5 (0.10%) Packer
14 5 (0.10%) SCOM
15 4 (0.083%) Data Guard
15 4 (0.083%) Docker Swarm
15 4 (0.083%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1,285 (26.59%) Microsoft
2 361 (7.47%) Oracle
3 133 (2.75%) Sitecore
4 101 (2.09%) Google
5 93 (1.92%) Xamarin
6 91 (1.88%) SAP
7 67 (1.39%) VMware
8 62 (1.28%) Atlassian
9 37 (0.77%) IBM
10 29 (0.60%) Salesforce.com
11 25 (0.52%) HP
11 25 (0.52%) Nintex
12 21 (0.43%) Rackspace
12 21 (0.43%) Telerik
13 19 (0.39%) Adobe
13 19 (0.39%) MuleSoft
14 18 (0.37%) AppDynamics
15 17 (0.35%) Informatica
15 17 (0.35%) Pega
16 16 (0.33%) Epicor