Period
to 20 October 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 20 October 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
20 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 11 21 19
Rank change year-on-year +10 -2 -3
Contract jobs citing .NET 4,656 3,809 4,666
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 8.54% 7.30% 7.87%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 27.19% 25.67% 28.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,336 2,652 3,154
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £363 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.34% +3.57% -
10th Percentile £300 £285 £263
90th Percentile £525 £500 £488
UK median daily rate £450 £413 £393
% change year-on-year +9.09% +5.10% +3.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 75 97
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.00 £42.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.18% +6.25% +1.27%
10th Percentile £23.68 £25.60 £14.53
90th Percentile £58.84 £52.50 £45.85
UK median hourly rate £43.50 £42.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year +2.35% +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 17,127 14,841 16,434
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 31.43% 28.46% 27.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 11,268 9,591 10,709
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +3.23% +3.33%
10th Percentile £310 £288 £270
90th Percentile £569 £538 £525
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 228 275 310
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.25 £40.31 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.34% +11.96% -4.00%
10th Percentile £15.00 £18.30 £12.25
90th Percentile £55.00 £53.75 £48.75
UK median hourly rate £41.57 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +3.93% +6.67% +0.13%

.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 20 October 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 20 October 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 20 October 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 +11 1,379 £413 +10.00% 808
North of England +12 1,127 £375 +7.14% 997
Midlands +2 726 £390 +10.56% 576
North West +8 616 £375 +0.16% 542
South West +2 601 £425 +21.43% 356
West Midlands +4 474 £400 +10.34% 345
Yorkshire +13 430 £375 +10.29% 365
Scotland +2 345 £375 +3.45% 139
East of England -18 299 £403 +7.33% 319
East Midlands -4 249 £375 +7.14% 231
Wales +3 152 £400 +11.11% 76
North East +1 81 £377 +7.71% 90
Northern Ireland +25 33 £433 +8.13% 29
Isle of Man 0 3 £348 +65.48% 1
Channel Islands - 3 - - 1
.NET
UK

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 3,418 (73.41%) C#
2 2,102 (45.15%) Agile Software Development
3 1,851 (39.76%) ASP.NET
4 1,804 (38.75%) SQL Server
5 1,763 (37.87%) JavaScript
6 1,693 (36.36%) SQL
7 1,668 (35.82%) MVC
8 1,277 (27.43%) HTML
9 1,230 (26.42%) Microsoft
10 1,166 (25.04%) CSS
11 1,118 (24.01%) Microsoft Azure
12 1,110 (23.84%) .NET Framework
13 1,020 (21.91%) AngularJS
14 971 (20.85%) ASP.NET Web API
15 881 (18.92%) ASP.NET MVC
16 786 (16.88%) TDD
17 778 (16.71%) Scrum
18 677 (14.54%) jQuery
19 616 (13.23%) Web Services
20 601 (12.91%) Visual Studio
21 566 (12.16%) Entity Framework
22 546 (11.73%) Continuous Integration
23 542 (11.64%) Finance
24 540 (11.60%) Git (software)
25 536 (11.51%) Test Automation
26 465 (9.99%) .NET Core
27 463 (9.94%) Java
28 457 (9.82%) Windows
29 456 (9.79%) Team Foundation Server
30 420 (9.02%) Microservices

.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 (5.09%) SharePoint
2 208 (4.47%) CMS
3 176 (3.78%) IIS
4 95 (2.04%) Umbraco
5 78 (1.68%) Confluence
6 74 (1.59%) BizTalk Server
7 72 (1.55%) SharePoint 2013
8 68 (1.46%) Sitecore CMS
9 50 (1.07%) Apache
10 47 (1.01%) Elasticsearch
11 45 (0.97%) EPiServer
12 37 (0.79%) Tomcat
13 35 (0.75%) SharePoint 2010
14 33 (0.71%) WebSphere
15 31 (0.67%) Apache Solr
16 30 (0.64%) NServiceBus
17 26 (0.56%) Apache Spark
18 24 (0.52%) JBoss
19 23 (0.49%) MS Exchange
19 23 (0.49%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 44 (0.95%) Microsoft Excel
2 37 (0.79%) Microsoft Office
3 14 (0.30%) InfoPath
4 11 (0.24%) MS Visio
5 7 (0.15%) Spreadsheet
6 5 (0.11%) Photoshop
7 4 (0.086%) Adobe Illustrator
7 4 (0.086%) Chatbot
7 4 (0.086%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 4 (0.086%) NUKE
7 4 (0.086%) SOLIDWORKS
8 2 (0.043%) Microsoft Project
9 1 (0.021%) 3ds Max
9 1 (0.021%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 1 (0.021%) AutoCAD
9 1 (0.021%) Maya
9 1 (0.021%) Revit
Business Applications
1 188 (4.04%) Dynamics CRM
2 21 (0.45%) Dynamics NAV
3 17 (0.37%) Dynamics AX
4 10 (0.21%) Sage 200
5 8 (0.17%) Oracle EBS
6 6 (0.13%) Epicor Tropos
7 5 (0.11%) Magento
7 5 (0.11%) Markit EDM
7 5 (0.11%) Oracle Cash Management
7 5 (0.11%) Sage CRM
7 5 (0.11%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 3 (0.064%) NetSuite
9 2 (0.043%) Oracle Applications
9 2 (0.043%) Teamcenter
9 2 (0.043%) thinkFolio
10 1 (0.021%) Oracle ERP
10 1 (0.021%) SAP CRM
10 1 (0.021%) SAP R/3
10 1 (0.021%) SDL Web 8
10 1 (0.021%) Staffware
Cloud Services
1 1,118 (24.01%) Microsoft Azure
2 357 (7.67%) Amazon AWS
3 119 (2.56%) Dynamics 365
3 119 (2.56%) SaaS
4 107 (2.30%) Office 365
5 73 (1.57%) Serverless
6 67 (1.44%) PaaS
7 57 (1.22%) Google Cloud Platform
8 45 (0.97%) Azure Functions
8 45 (0.97%) IaaS
9 40 (0.86%) GitHub
9 40 (0.86%) npm
10 36 (0.77%) Cloud Computing
11 32 (0.69%) NuGet
12 24 (0.52%) Amazon EC2
13 21 (0.45%) Azure Active Directory
14 20 (0.43%) AWS Lambda
15 17 (0.37%) Azure Data Factory
16 16 (0.34%) Apigee
17 14 (0.30%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 97 (2.08%) HTTP
2 66 (1.42%) TCP/IP
3 62 (1.33%) Internet
4 36 (0.77%) DNS
5 34 (0.73%) SSL
6 29 (0.62%) FTP
7 28 (0.60%) Firewall
8 19 (0.41%) DHCP
8 19 (0.41%) SMS
9 18 (0.39%) IPsec
10 16 (0.34%) Ethernet
11 15 (0.32%) SMTP
12 13 (0.28%) Intranet
13 10 (0.21%) HTTPS
13 10 (0.21%) IMAP
14 8 (0.17%) Kerberos
14 8 (0.17%) PuTTY
14 8 (0.17%) SSH
14 8 (0.17%) WinSCP
14 8 (0.17%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,804 (38.75%) SQL Server
2 204 (4.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 196 (4.21%) Relational Database
4 183 (3.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 173 (3.72%) NoSQL
6 114 (2.45%) MongoDB
7 111 (2.38%) MySQL
8 94 (2.02%) SQL Server 2012
9 91 (1.95%) SQL Server 2008
10 87 (1.87%) Oracle Database
11 85 (1.83%) RDBMS
12 67 (1.44%) Azure SQL Database
13 66 (1.42%) SQL Server 2016
14 65 (1.40%) Redis
15 50 (1.07%) Big Data
16 47 (1.01%) Data Warehouse
17 45 (0.97%) Apache Cassandra
17 45 (0.97%) Power BI
18 37 (0.79%) Oracle Database 11g
19 34 (0.73%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 601 (12.91%) Visual Studio
2 540 (11.60%) Git (software)
3 456 (9.79%) Team Foundation Server
4 267 (5.73%) Selenium
5 236 (5.07%) JIRA
6 212 (4.55%) Visual Studio Team System
7 208 (4.47%) Jenkins
8 194 (4.17%) TeamCity
9 182 (3.91%) Octopus Deploy
10 155 (3.33%) NUnit
11 111 (2.38%) SpecFlow
12 87 (1.87%) Bitbucket
13 77 (1.65%) MSTest
14 75 (1.61%) Subversion
15 68 (1.46%) Cucumber
16 67 (1.44%) gulp
17 61 (1.31%) WebDriver
18 48 (1.03%) Moq
19 44 (0.95%) Eclipse
20 40 (0.86%) JMeter
General
1 542 (11.64%) Finance
2 98 (2.10%) Retail
3 97 (2.08%) Marketing
4 93 (2.00%) Banking
5 75 (1.61%) Manufacturing
6 68 (1.46%) Back Office
7 65 (1.40%) Telecoms
8 47 (1.01%) Advertising
9 45 (0.97%) Law
10 42 (0.90%) Legal
11 37 (0.79%) Automotive
11 37 (0.79%) Electronics
12 29 (0.62%) Games
13 27 (0.58%) Aerospace
14 18 (0.39%) Military
15 16 (0.34%) Publishing
16 14 (0.30%) Billing
17 13 (0.28%) Financial Institution
17 13 (0.28%) Investment Banking
18 12 (0.26%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 3,328 (71.48%) Developer
2 1,932 (41.49%) .NET Developer
3 1,003 (21.54%) C# Developer
4 750 (16.11%) C# .NET Developer
5 335 (7.20%) Full Stack Developer
6 317 (6.81%) ASP.NET Developer
7 285 (6.12%) Architect
8 281 (6.04%) Software Developer
9 252 (5.41%) Senior Developer
10 251 (5.39%) SQL Developer
11 243 (5.22%) C# ASP.NET Developer
12 235 (5.05%) Angular Developer
13 214 (4.60%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
14 191 (4.10%) Senior .NET Developer
15 151 (3.24%) Analyst
16 149 (3.20%) Software Engineer
17 142 (3.05%) Web Developer
18 138 (2.96%) Solutions Architect
19 128 (2.75%) JavaScript Developer
20 124 (2.66%) .NET Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,851 (39.76%) ASP.NET
2 1,277 (27.43%) HTML
3 1,166 (25.04%) CSS
4 1,110 (23.84%) .NET Framework
5 1,020 (21.91%) AngularJS
6 971 (20.85%) ASP.NET Web API
7 881 (18.92%) ASP.NET MVC
8 677 (14.54%) jQuery
9 616 (13.23%) Web Services
10 566 (12.16%) Entity Framework
11 465 (9.99%) .NET Core
12 400 (8.59%) HTML5
13 376 (8.08%) XML
14 375 (8.05%) REST
15 368 (7.90%) WCF
16 366 (7.86%) React
17 290 (6.23%) RESTful
18 272 (5.84%) Node.js
19 246 (5.28%) JSON
20 233 (5.00%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 265 (5.69%) Greenfield Project
2 181 (3.89%) Analytical Skills
3 159 (3.41%) Computer Science
4 153 (3.29%) User Experience
5 152 (3.26%) Enterprise Software
6 127 (2.73%) Self-Motivation
7 110 (2.36%) Mobile App
8 52 (1.12%) Fintech
9 43 (0.92%) Management Information System
10 34 (0.73%) Public Cloud
11 33 (0.71%) N-Tier
12 31 (0.67%) Algorithms
13 24 (0.52%) Data Centre
14 22 (0.47%) NHS
15 20 (0.43%) Cloud Native
16 16 (0.34%) Data Structures
17 13 (0.28%) Robotics
18 12 (0.26%) Digital Media
18 12 (0.26%) iPad
19 10 (0.21%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 457 (9.82%) Windows
2 180 (3.87%) Linux
3 166 (3.57%) Windows Server
4 94 (2.02%) Android
5 81 (1.74%) Apple iOS
6 64 (1.37%) Windows Server 2012
7 46 (0.99%) Unix
8 37 (0.79%) Windows Server 2008
9 28 (0.60%) Windows Server 2003
10 27 (0.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 15 (0.32%) Windows 10
12 14 (0.30%) Windows 7
13 13 (0.28%) Ubuntu
14 6 (0.13%) CentOS
14 6 (0.13%) Mac OS X
15 4 (0.086%) Windows 2000 Server
15 4 (0.086%) Windows Mobile
16 3 (0.064%) AIX
17 2 (0.043%) Debian
17 2 (0.043%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,102 (45.15%) Agile Software Development
2 1,668 (35.82%) MVC
3 786 (16.88%) TDD
4 778 (16.71%) Scrum
5 546 (11.73%) Continuous Integration
6 536 (11.51%) Test Automation
7 420 (9.02%) Microservices
8 416 (8.93%) DevOps
9 369 (7.93%) Software Engineering
10 356 (7.65%) Web Development
11 348 (7.47%) BDD
12 329 (7.07%) OO
13 327 (7.02%) E-Commerce
14 326 (7.00%) Unit Testing
15 265 (5.69%) Problem-Solving
16 257 (5.52%) SDLC
17 255 (5.48%) CRM
18 225 (4.83%) SOLID
19 202 (4.34%) Migration
20 195 (4.19%) Front End Development
Programming Languages
1 3,418 (73.41%) C#
2 1,763 (37.87%) JavaScript
3 1,693 (36.36%) SQL
4 463 (9.94%) Java
5 328 (7.04%) T-SQL
6 299 (6.42%) PowerShell
7 252 (5.41%) VB.NET
8 199 (4.27%) TypeScript
9 139 (2.99%) Python
10 112 (2.41%) PHP
11 106 (2.28%) C++
12 81 (1.74%) PL/SQL
12 81 (1.74%) VB
13 55 (1.18%) C
14 46 (0.99%) VBA
15 34 (0.73%) XAML
16 31 (0.67%) Go
17 28 (0.60%) Bash Shell
18 27 (0.58%) VB6
19 26 (0.56%) Scala
Qualifications
1 261 (5.61%) Degree
2 242 (5.20%) Security Cleared
3 178 (3.82%) SC Cleared
4 72 (1.55%) Computer Science Degree
5 49 (1.05%) Microsoft Certification
6 48 (1.03%) ISEB
7 42 (0.90%) ISTQB
8 32 (0.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 27 (0.58%) BPSS Clearance
10 25 (0.54%) MCSE
11 19 (0.41%) DV Cleared
12 18 (0.39%) TOGAF Certification
13 17 (0.37%) CISSP
14 11 (0.24%) Numerate Degree
15 10 (0.21%) ISEB Practitioner
16 8 (0.17%) Master's Degree
16 8 (0.17%) MCP
16 8 (0.17%) SSCP
17 5 (0.11%) CTC Cleared
17 5 (0.11%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 134 (2.88%) QA
2 16 (0.34%) SLA
2 16 (0.34%) WCAG
3 14 (0.30%) GDPR
3 14 (0.30%) PMO
4 12 (0.26%) Data Quality
5 9 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 8 (0.17%) Disclosure Scotland
7 7 (0.15%) ISO 9001
8 4 (0.086%) HL7
8 4 (0.086%) PCI DSS
8 4 (0.086%) TickIT
8 4 (0.086%) WAI
9 2 (0.043%) 21 CFR Part 11
10 1 (0.021%) BS25999
10 1 (0.021%) GMP
10 1 (0.021%) GxP
10 1 (0.021%) JSP 440
10 1 (0.021%) SEPA
10 1 (0.021%) TARGET2
System Software
1 201 (4.32%) Docker
2 80 (1.72%) Active Directory
3 30 (0.64%) VMware Infrastructure
4 19 (0.41%) vSphere
4 19 (0.41%) Xen
5 18 (0.39%) Virtual Machines
6 10 (0.21%) Hyper-V
7 7 (0.15%) VMware ESXi
8 6 (0.13%) Firmware
8 6 (0.13%) Microsoft App-V
8 6 (0.13%) XenApp
8 6 (0.13%) XenDesktop
9 5 (0.11%) XenServer
10 1 (0.021%) Apache Flume
10 1 (0.021%) HDFS
10 1 (0.021%) KVM
10 1 (0.021%) Terminal Services
10 1 (0.021%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 96 (2.06%) Kubernetes
2 82 (1.76%) Puppet
3 48 (1.03%) Opscode Chef
4 47 (1.01%) Ansible
5 40 (0.86%) Terraform
6 16 (0.34%) HP ALM
6 16 (0.34%) Single Sign-On
6 16 (0.34%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 15 (0.32%) WSUS
8 13 (0.28%) SCCM
9 10 (0.21%) Grafana
9 10 (0.21%) Kibana
10 7 (0.15%) Cisco UCCE
10 7 (0.15%) Packer
10 7 (0.15%) SCOM
11 6 (0.13%) HP Quality Center
11 6 (0.13%) Salt
12 5 (0.11%) NetIQ Identity Manager
13 4 (0.086%) Nagios
13 4 (0.086%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 1,230 (26.42%) Microsoft
2 366 (7.86%) Oracle
3 147 (3.16%) Sitecore
4 94 (2.02%) Xamarin
5 90 (1.93%) Google
6 83 (1.78%) SAP
7 64 (1.37%) VMware
8 52 (1.12%) Atlassian
9 34 (0.73%) HP
10 32 (0.69%) IBM
11 30 (0.64%) Nintex
12 27 (0.58%) webMethods
13 26 (0.56%) Rackspace
14 25 (0.54%) Adobe
14 25 (0.54%) MuleSoft
15 24 (0.52%) Salesforce.com
16 21 (0.45%) Red Hat
17 20 (0.43%) Teradata
18 19 (0.41%) AppDynamics
18 19 (0.41%) Epicor