Period
to 18 September 2019

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 18 September 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)
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
18 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 16 13 16
Rank change year-on-year -3 +3 +3
Contract jobs citing .NET 3,828 4,693 3,935
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 7.98% 8.53% 7.59%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 29.03% 26.94% 26.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,750 3,357 2,713
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £391 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.83% +7.73% +3.57%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £275
90th Percentile £575 £525 £499
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £413
% change year-on-year - +9.09% +4.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 48 80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £44.25 £43.25 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.31% +1.76% +6.25%
10th Percentile £35.00 £22.58 £25.45
90th Percentile £58.20 £57.38 £52.50
UK median hourly rate £44.00 £42.75 £42.50
% change year-on-year +2.92% +0.59% +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 13,185 17,421 14,989
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 27.48% 31.65% 28.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,564 11,446 9,616
UK excluding London median daily rate £440 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.53% +6.25% +3.23%
10th Percentile £313 £306 £283
90th Percentile £588 £563 £538
UK median daily rate £490 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +3.16% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 211 239 285
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £41.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +11.11%
10th Percentile £20.26 £13.90 £15.00
90th Percentile £60.00 £55.20 £53.75
UK median hourly rate £44.00 £41.53 £40.00
% change year-on-year +5.95% +3.83% +11.11%

.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 18 September 2019.

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 18 September 2019.

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 18 September 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
South East +7 1,222 £445 +8.21% 720
North of England -4 863 £390 +4.00% 701
Midlands -3 594 £400 - 460
North West 0 512 £398 +6.00% 393
South West -13 457 £425 +6.25% 316
West Midlands -7 352 £450 +9.09% 261
East of England +10 300 £425 +6.25% 258
Yorkshire -7 287 £375 - 255
Scotland +1 283 £425 +6.25% 170
East Midlands +2 237 £380 +1.33% 196
Wales -5 74 £404 +0.94% 63
North East +8 65 £400 +14.29% 53
Northern Ireland -4 39 £338 -21.97% 28
Isle of Man 0 1 - -
.NET
UK

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 UK excluding London region with a requirement for .NET.

1 2,794 (72.99%) C#
2 1,563 (40.83%) Agile Software Development
3 1,423 (37.17%) JavaScript
4 1,290 (33.70%) SQL Server
5 1,274 (33.28%) Azure
6 1,182 (30.88%) ASP.NET
7 1,180 (30.83%) SQL
8 1,103 (28.81%) MVC
9 938 (24.50%) Microsoft
10 873 (22.81%) HTML
11 854 (22.31%) CSS
12 790 (20.64%) AngularJS
13 759 (19.83%) .NET Framework
14 715 (18.68%) .NET Core
15 639 (16.69%) ASP.NET Web API
16 576 (15.05%) TDD
17 545 (14.24%) DevOps
18 541 (14.13%) Scrum
19 528 (13.79%) Git (software)
20 526 (13.74%) ASP.NET MVC
21 524 (13.69%) Web Services
22 496 (12.96%) Java
23 430 (11.23%) Microservices
24 419 (10.95%) Visual Studio
25 395 (10.32%) Finance
26 379 (9.90%) jQuery
27 371 (9.69%) Test Automation
28 355 (9.27%) Software Engineering
29 353 (9.22%) Windows
30 348 (9.09%) AWS

.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
1 180 (4.70%) SharePoint
2 103 (2.69%) Umbraco
3 101 (2.64%) IIS
4 76 (1.99%) CMS
5 64 (1.67%) BizTalk Server
6 59 (1.54%) Confluence
7 37 (0.97%) SharePoint 2013
8 31 (0.81%) WebSphere
9 30 (0.78%) Tomcat
10 29 (0.76%) Apache
11 28 (0.73%) EPiServer
12 25 (0.65%) Elasticsearch
13 19 (0.50%) SharePoint 2010
14 17 (0.44%) JBoss
15 15 (0.39%) Sitecore CMS
16 14 (0.37%) nginx
17 13 (0.34%) NServiceBus
18 12 (0.31%) ColdFusion
19 11 (0.29%) ArcGIS
19 11 (0.29%) Jetty
Applications
1 52 (1.36%) Microsoft Excel
2 36 (0.94%) Microsoft Office
3 12 (0.31%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 12 (0.31%) MS Visio
4 6 (0.16%) Photoshop
5 5 (0.13%) InfoPath
5 5 (0.13%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.026%) FileZilla
6 1 (0.026%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.026%) Notepad++
6 1 (0.026%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 187 (4.89%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (0.24%) Dynamics AX
2 9 (0.24%) Oracle EBS
3 7 (0.18%) Dynamics NAV
4 6 (0.16%) SDL Web 8
5 4 (0.10%) Eikon
5 4 (0.10%) Oracle ERP
5 4 (0.10%) Revive Adserver
6 3 (0.078%) SAP ERP
6 3 (0.078%) Visualfiles
7 2 (0.052%) Dynamics GP
7 2 (0.052%) JDE World
7 2 (0.052%) Magento
7 2 (0.052%) NetSuite
7 2 (0.052%) Payment Gateway
7 2 (0.052%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 2 (0.052%) SAP R/3
7 2 (0.052%) Unit4 Business World
8 1 (0.026%) Oracle Cash Management
8 1 (0.026%) Sonata
Cloud Services
1 1,274 (33.28%) Azure
2 348 (9.09%) AWS
3 184 (4.81%) Serverless
4 130 (3.40%) Dynamics 365
5 120 (3.13%) Azure Functions
6 113 (2.95%) Power Platform
7 92 (2.40%) PaaS
8 89 (2.32%) SaaS
9 74 (1.93%) GCP
10 65 (1.70%) Office 365
11 63 (1.65%) GitHub
12 60 (1.57%) Azure Active Directory
13 59 (1.54%) AWS CloudFormation
14 42 (1.10%) npm
15 41 (1.07%) IaaS
16 39 (1.02%) AWS Lambda
17 38 (0.99%) OpenShift
18 23 (0.60%) Amazon EC2
19 19 (0.50%) Amazon S3
19 19 (0.50%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 79 (2.06%) TCP/IP
2 51 (1.33%) HTTP
3 30 (0.78%) Ethernet
4 26 (0.68%) Internet
4 26 (0.68%) SSL
5 23 (0.60%) FTP
6 21 (0.55%) DHCP
7 20 (0.52%) DNS
8 14 (0.37%) IPsec
9 13 (0.34%) Intranet
10 12 (0.31%) Network Security
10 12 (0.31%) SNMP
11 9 (0.24%) Modbus
12 8 (0.21%) BGP
12 8 (0.21%) BIG-IP
12 8 (0.21%) OSPF
13 6 (0.16%) Firewall
14 4 (0.10%) SAN
14 4 (0.10%) VoIP
15 3 (0.078%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,290 (33.70%) SQL Server
2 205 (5.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 136 (3.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 131 (3.42%) Relational Database
5 105 (2.74%) Power BI
6 104 (2.72%) Azure SQL Database
7 96 (2.51%) NoSQL
8 93 (2.43%) Cosmos DB
9 75 (1.96%) MySQL
10 68 (1.78%) SQL Server 2016
11 66 (1.72%) Data Warehouse
12 61 (1.59%) SQL Server 2012
13 53 (1.38%) SQL Server 2008
14 49 (1.28%) MongoDB
15 48 (1.25%) Redis
16 42 (1.10%) Amazon DynamoDB
16 42 (1.10%) Big Data
17 41 (1.07%) Oracle Database
18 34 (0.89%) SQL Server Analysis Services
19 29 (0.76%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 528 (13.79%) Git (software)
2 419 (10.95%) Visual Studio
3 263 (6.87%) Team Foundation Server
4 201 (5.25%) Jenkins
5 186 (4.86%) JIRA
6 184 (4.81%) Visual Studio Team System
7 161 (4.21%) Selenium
8 126 (3.29%) TeamCity
9 102 (2.66%) SpecFlow
10 83 (2.17%) NUnit
11 76 (1.99%) Octopus Deploy
12 65 (1.70%) Cucumber
13 57 (1.49%) Bitbucket
14 53 (1.38%) NetBeans
15 52 (1.36%) MSTest
16 51 (1.33%) WebDriver
17 43 (1.12%) gulp
17 43 (1.12%) SoapUI
18 41 (1.07%) Moq
19 39 (1.02%) Eclipse
General
1 395 (10.32%) Finance
2 202 (5.28%) Public Sector
3 109 (2.85%) Retail
4 107 (2.80%) Banking
5 91 (2.38%) Law
6 67 (1.75%) Telecoms
7 50 (1.31%) Military
8 49 (1.28%) Manufacturing
9 48 (1.25%) Marketing
10 36 (0.94%) Aerospace
11 28 (0.73%) Games
12 22 (0.57%) Back Office
12 22 (0.57%) Investment Banking
13 21 (0.55%) Electronics
14 18 (0.47%) Pharmaceutical
15 17 (0.44%) Legal
16 16 (0.42%) Publishing
17 13 (0.34%) Advertising
18 8 (0.21%) Automotive
18 8 (0.21%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 2,626 (68.60%) Developer
2 1,420 (37.10%) .NET Developer
3 684 (17.87%) C# Developer
4 494 (12.90%) C# .NET Developer
5 278 (7.26%) Full Stack Developer
6 258 (6.74%) Software Developer
7 227 (5.93%) Architect
7 227 (5.93%) Senior Developer
8 179 (4.68%) Angular Developer
9 174 (4.55%) SQL Developer
10 169 (4.41%) Software Engineer
11 151 (3.94%) Azure Developer
12 141 (3.68%) Senior .NET Developer
13 130 (3.40%) ASP.NET Developer
14 124 (3.24%) Analyst
15 115 (3.00%) DevOps Engineer
16 103 (2.69%) Solutions Architect
17 102 (2.66%) JavaScript Developer
18 101 (2.64%) Lead Developer
19 100 (2.61%) .NET Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,182 (30.88%) ASP.NET
2 873 (22.81%) HTML
3 854 (22.31%) CSS
4 790 (20.64%) AngularJS
5 759 (19.83%) .NET Framework
6 715 (18.68%) .NET Core
7 639 (16.69%) ASP.NET Web API
8 526 (13.74%) ASP.NET MVC
9 524 (13.69%) Web Services
10 379 (9.90%) jQuery
11 329 (8.59%) React
12 326 (8.52%) Entity Framework
13 307 (8.02%) XML
14 296 (7.73%) REST
15 252 (6.58%) Node.js
16 241 (6.30%) RESTful
17 233 (6.09%) HTML5
18 212 (5.54%) JSON
19 208 (5.43%) Twitter Bootstrap
20 207 (5.41%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 233 (6.09%) Greenfield Project
2 187 (4.89%) Enterprise Software
3 112 (2.93%) Analytical Skills
4 90 (2.35%) User Experience
5 66 (1.72%) Mobile App
6 53 (1.38%) Self-Motivation
7 52 (1.36%) Cloud Native
8 31 (0.81%) Algorithms
8 31 (0.81%) Robotics
9 28 (0.73%) Management Information System
9 28 (0.73%) Public Cloud
10 24 (0.63%) N-Tier
11 23 (0.60%) Data Structures
12 15 (0.39%) EPoS
13 13 (0.34%) NHS
14 12 (0.31%) Embedded Systems
15 11 (0.29%) Virtual Team
16 10 (0.26%) Client/Server
16 10 (0.26%) Digital Media
16 10 (0.26%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 353 (9.22%) Windows
2 229 (5.98%) Linux
3 80 (2.09%) Windows Server
4 60 (1.57%) Android
5 39 (1.02%) Apple iOS
6 37 (0.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 32 (0.84%) CentOS
8 30 (0.78%) Unix
9 20 (0.52%) VMS
10 18 (0.47%) Windows Server 2012
11 17 (0.44%) CoreOS
11 17 (0.44%) Ubuntu
12 15 (0.39%) Windows Server 2008
13 13 (0.34%) Windows 10
14 11 (0.29%) Windows 8
15 8 (0.21%) Windows 7
16 7 (0.18%) HPUX
16 7 (0.18%) Windows Server 2003
17 6 (0.16%) Solaris
18 5 (0.13%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,563 (40.83%) Agile Software Development
2 1,103 (28.81%) MVC
3 576 (15.05%) TDD
4 545 (14.24%) DevOps
5 541 (14.13%) Scrum
6 430 (11.23%) Microservices
7 371 (9.69%) Test Automation
8 355 (9.27%) Software Engineering
9 321 (8.39%) Continuous Integration
10 244 (6.37%) SOLID
11 242 (6.32%) BDD
12 231 (6.03%) Web Development
13 229 (5.98%) CRM
13 229 (5.98%) Unit Testing
14 224 (5.85%) OO
15 169 (4.41%) Problem-Solving
16 162 (4.23%) SDLC
17 145 (3.79%) Front End Development
18 143 (3.74%) Kanban
19 138 (3.61%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 2,794 (72.99%) C#
2 1,423 (37.17%) JavaScript
3 1,180 (30.83%) SQL
4 496 (12.96%) Java
5 243 (6.35%) T-SQL
6 224 (5.85%) PowerShell
7 217 (5.67%) TypeScript
8 185 (4.83%) VB.NET
9 178 (4.65%) Python
10 137 (3.58%) C++
11 93 (2.43%) VB
12 89 (2.32%) PHP
13 60 (1.57%) PL/SQL
14 55 (1.44%) C
14 55 (1.44%) Go
15 38 (0.99%) VB6
16 37 (0.97%) Ruby
17 36 (0.94%) VBA
18 31 (0.81%) Perl
19 30 (0.78%) HLSL
Qualifications
1 306 (7.99%) Security Cleared
2 214 (5.59%) SC Cleared
3 182 (4.75%) Degree
4 38 (0.99%) DV Cleared
5 31 (0.81%) Computer Science Degree
6 30 (0.78%) BPSS Clearance
7 28 (0.73%) ISTQB
8 24 (0.63%) Microsoft Certification
9 22 (0.57%) ISEB
10 15 (0.39%) CCNP
10 15 (0.39%) Cisco Certification
11 11 (0.29%) Numerate Degree
11 11 (0.29%) TOGAF Certification
12 10 (0.26%) DBS Check
12 10 (0.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 8 (0.21%) CCIE
14 7 (0.18%) BC Cleared
15 6 (0.16%) CCNA
16 5 (0.13%) CISSP
16 5 (0.13%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 110 (2.87%) QA
2 8 (0.21%) SLA
3 7 (0.18%) GDPR
4 6 (0.16%) Data Quality
4 6 (0.16%) PCI DSS
4 6 (0.16%) PMO
4 6 (0.16%) WCAG
5 5 (0.13%) ISO 9001
6 4 (0.10%) ISO 14001
6 4 (0.10%) PA-DSS
7 3 (0.078%) Disclosure Scotland
7 3 (0.078%) HL7
7 3 (0.078%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.026%) Government Security Classifications
8 1 (0.026%) GxP
8 1 (0.026%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 1 (0.026%) JSP 440
8 1 (0.026%) JTAG
8 1 (0.026%) NCSC
8 1 (0.026%) PSD2
System Software
1 255 (6.66%) Docker
2 98 (2.56%) Active Directory
3 25 (0.65%) Virtual Machines
4 19 (0.50%) VMware Infrastructure
5 11 (0.29%) Xen
6 10 (0.26%) LXC
7 4 (0.10%) Hyper-V
8 3 (0.078%) PowerDNS
8 3 (0.078%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (0.078%) XenDesktop
9 2 (0.052%) vSphere
10 1 (0.026%) Firmware
10 1 (0.026%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 1 (0.026%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 211 (5.51%) Kubernetes
2 104 (2.72%) Ansible
3 75 (1.96%) Terraform
4 50 (1.31%) Opscode Chef
5 43 (1.12%) Puppet
6 19 (0.50%) Single Sign-On
7 18 (0.47%) Prometheus
8 15 (0.39%) Nagios
9 10 (0.26%) Cisco Prime
9 10 (0.26%) HP ALM
9 10 (0.26%) MIIS
10 9 (0.24%) Grafana
10 9 (0.24%) WSUS
11 8 (0.21%) Docker Swarm
11 8 (0.21%) HP Quality Center
11 8 (0.21%) Red Hat Satellite
12 7 (0.18%) Kibana
13 6 (0.16%) Forefront Identity Manager
14 5 (0.13%) Rancher
15 4 (0.10%) Salt
Vendors
1 938 (24.50%) Microsoft
2 271 (7.08%) Oracle
3 89 (2.32%) Xamarin
4 63 (1.65%) Google
5 50 (1.31%) Sitecore
6 49 (1.28%) SAP
7 39 (1.02%) Salesforce.com
8 35 (0.91%) VMware
9 30 (0.78%) UiPath
10 29 (0.76%) Blue Prism
10 29 (0.76%) HP
10 29 (0.76%) Telerik
11 26 (0.68%) IBM
12 24 (0.63%) Red Hat
13 21 (0.55%) Atlassian
13 21 (0.55%) Veracode
14 19 (0.50%) MuleSoft
15 18 (0.47%) Cisco
16 15 (0.39%) BMC
16 15 (0.39%) Dell