Period
to 25 April 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 25 April 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
25 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 13 17 16
Rank change year-on-year +4 -1 +3
Contract jobs citing .NET 4,462 4,144 4,127
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 8.76% 7.84% 8.37%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 29.51% 26.34% 28.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,252 2,861 2,820
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.33% +7.14% -
10th Percentile £313 £295 £263
90th Percentile £563 £525 £500
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 56 35 69
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £45.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +12.50% +0.95%
10th Percentile £22.44 £28.70 £15.00
90th Percentile £57.75 £52.50 £52.50
UK median hourly rate £44.46 £45.00 £40.75
% change year-on-year -1.21% +10.43% +1.88%

.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 15,118 15,730 14,337
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 29.67% 29.76% 29.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,996 10,173 9,245
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.06% +3.13% +6.67%
10th Percentile £313 £295 £269
90th Percentile £580 £552 £538
UK median daily rate £488 £475 £433
% change year-on-year +2.63% +9.83% +1.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 228 194 267
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £40.75 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.29% +1.88% +3.23%
10th Percentile £16.99 £12.77 £15.02
90th Percentile £60.00 £57.50 £52.50
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £41.00 £40.50
% change year-on-year +3.66% +1.23% +4.52%

.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 25 April 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 25 April 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 25 April 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 +18 1,340 £450 +15.76% 604
North of England +1 1,223 £400 +8.11% 695
North West +4 686 £400 +6.67% 366
Midlands -3 652 £413 +3.13% 370
South West -6 526 £450 +20.00% 225
West Midlands -1 441 £450 +12.50% 190
Yorkshire -4 415 £375 - 273
Scotland +7 345 £375 -1.70% 130
East of England -7 218 £413 +7.14% 210
East Midlands 0 206 £385 +2.67% 180
Wales -1 133 £450 +7.78% 40
North East +7 122 £413 +23.13% 57
Northern Ireland -5 37 £338 -21.69% 26
Isle of Man +2 2 - - 1
.NET
UK

For the 6 months to 25 April 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 3,284 (73.60%) C#
2 1,923 (43.10%) Agile Software Development
3 1,711 (38.35%) JavaScript
4 1,601 (35.88%) SQL Server
5 1,515 (33.95%) ASP.NET
6 1,483 (33.24%) SQL
7 1,416 (31.73%) MVC
8 1,316 (29.49%) Microsoft Azure
9 1,213 (27.19%) HTML
10 1,168 (26.18%) CSS
11 1,126 (25.24%) Microsoft
12 988 (22.14%) .NET Framework
13 909 (20.37%) AngularJS
14 839 (18.80%) ASP.NET Web API
15 727 (16.29%) TDD
16 724 (16.23%) ASP.NET MVC
17 635 (14.23%) Web Services
18 628 (14.07%) Git (software)
19 626 (14.03%) .NET Core
20 612 (13.72%) jQuery
21 589 (13.20%) Visual Studio
22 567 (12.71%) Scrum
23 543 (12.17%) Finance
24 527 (11.81%) DevOps
25 520 (11.65%) Microservices
26 505 (11.32%) Java
27 482 (10.80%) Continuous Integration
28 439 (9.84%) Test Automation
29 438 (9.82%) Entity Framework
30 412 (9.23%) REST

.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
1 234 (5.24%) SharePoint
2 163 (3.65%) CMS
3 126 (2.82%) IIS
4 125 (2.80%) Umbraco
5 78 (1.75%) Confluence
6 73 (1.64%) BizTalk Server
7 67 (1.50%) Apache
8 64 (1.43%) Tomcat
9 54 (1.21%) WebSphere
10 42 (0.94%) Elasticsearch
11 39 (0.87%) SharePoint 2013
12 37 (0.83%) nginx
12 37 (0.83%) Sitecore CMS
13 32 (0.72%) NServiceBus
14 27 (0.61%) EPiServer
15 26 (0.58%) JBoss
15 26 (0.58%) Jetty
15 26 (0.58%) Mongrel
15 26 (0.58%) SharePoint 2010
16 12 (0.27%) Mule
Applications
1 51 (1.14%) Microsoft Excel
2 32 (0.72%) Microsoft Office
3 18 (0.40%) MS Visio
4 16 (0.36%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 7 (0.16%) Microsoft Project
5 7 (0.16%) Photoshop
6 3 (0.067%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.045%) Adobe Illustrator
7 2 (0.045%) Chatbot
7 2 (0.045%) InfoPath
8 1 (0.022%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 1 (0.022%) CATIA
8 1 (0.022%) Fireworks
8 1 (0.022%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 332 (7.44%) Dynamics CRM
2 17 (0.38%) Dynamics AX
3 5 (0.11%) NetSuite
3 5 (0.11%) Oracle EBS R12
3 5 (0.11%) Payment Gateway
4 4 (0.090%) Dynamics NAV
4 4 (0.090%) Revive Adserver
4 4 (0.090%) SAP BPC
4 4 (0.090%) SAP CRM
4 4 (0.090%) SAP Payroll
4 4 (0.090%) SAP S/4HANA
5 3 (0.067%) Magento
5 3 (0.067%) Oracle EBS
5 3 (0.067%) SAP MII
5 3 (0.067%) SAP R/3
6 2 (0.045%) Eikon
6 2 (0.045%) JDE World
6 2 (0.045%) nopCommerce
6 2 (0.045%) Sentinel
6 2 (0.045%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 1,316 (29.49%) Microsoft Azure
2 394 (8.83%) Amazon AWS
3 179 (4.01%) Dynamics 365
4 141 (3.16%) PaaS
5 118 (2.64%) Serverless
6 109 (2.44%) SaaS
7 106 (2.38%) Office 365
8 87 (1.95%) Google Cloud Platform
9 84 (1.88%) Azure Functions
10 81 (1.82%) GitHub
11 64 (1.43%) IaaS
12 50 (1.12%) Azure Active Directory
13 38 (0.85%) npm
14 34 (0.76%) OpenShift
15 31 (0.69%) Amazon EC2
15 31 (0.69%) Cloud Computing
16 27 (0.61%) Google App Engine
17 25 (0.56%) Azure Data Factory
18 22 (0.49%) AWS CloudFormation
19 21 (0.47%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 80 (1.79%) TCP/IP
2 75 (1.68%) HTTP
3 44 (0.99%) Internet
4 42 (0.94%) FTP
5 41 (0.92%) DHCP
5 41 (0.92%) DNS
5 41 (0.92%) SSL
6 35 (0.78%) IPsec
7 22 (0.49%) Firewall
8 21 (0.47%) Ethernet
9 13 (0.29%) Intranet
10 12 (0.27%) Reverse Proxy
11 11 (0.25%) Kerberos
12 8 (0.18%) Network Security
13 7 (0.16%) Skype
14 6 (0.13%) DSL
14 6 (0.13%) RFID
15 5 (0.11%) Intrusion Detection
15 5 (0.11%) Wireshark
16 4 (0.090%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,601 (35.88%) SQL Server
2 212 (4.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 126 (2.82%) NoSQL
4 123 (2.76%) Relational Database
5 120 (2.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 94 (2.11%) SQL Server 2012
7 90 (2.02%) MySQL
8 83 (1.86%) Azure SQL Database
9 82 (1.84%) Power BI
10 77 (1.73%) MongoDB
11 73 (1.64%) Data Warehouse
12 59 (1.32%) Cosmos DB
12 59 (1.32%) Redis
13 55 (1.23%) Oracle Database
13 55 (1.23%) SQL Server 2016
14 46 (1.03%) RDBMS
15 39 (0.87%) Big Data
15 39 (0.87%) SQL Server 2008
16 38 (0.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 36 (0.81%) GIS
Development Applications
1 628 (14.07%) Git (software)
2 589 (13.20%) Visual Studio
3 382 (8.56%) Team Foundation Server
4 247 (5.54%) Visual Studio Team System
5 229 (5.13%) Jenkins
6 215 (4.82%) JIRA
7 140 (3.14%) Selenium
8 139 (3.12%) TeamCity
9 93 (2.08%) Octopus Deploy
10 84 (1.88%) NUnit
11 69 (1.55%) gulp
12 65 (1.46%) SpecFlow
13 50 (1.12%) Cucumber
14 49 (1.10%) MSTest
14 49 (1.10%) Subversion
15 48 (1.08%) WebDriver
16 47 (1.05%) Bitbucket
16 47 (1.05%) Grunt
16 47 (1.05%) Maven
17 44 (0.99%) webpack
General
1 543 (12.17%) Finance
2 131 (2.94%) Banking
3 113 (2.53%) Retail
4 95 (2.13%) Marketing
5 94 (2.11%) Manufacturing
6 80 (1.79%) Telecoms
7 55 (1.23%) Law
8 52 (1.17%) Electronics
9 46 (1.03%) Back Office
10 35 (0.78%) Automotive
11 33 (0.74%) Legal
12 32 (0.72%) Games
13 24 (0.54%) Aerospace
14 23 (0.52%) Military
14 23 (0.52%) Publishing
15 21 (0.47%) Investment Banking
16 13 (0.29%) Pharmaceutical
17 11 (0.25%) Advertising
17 11 (0.25%) Billing
18 5 (0.11%) German Language
Job Titles
1 3,173 (71.11%) Developer
2 1,728 (38.73%) .NET Developer
3 906 (20.30%) C# Developer
4 646 (14.48%) C# .NET Developer
5 354 (7.93%) Full Stack Developer
6 279 (6.25%) Software Developer
7 266 (5.96%) Architect
8 260 (5.83%) Senior Developer
9 218 (4.89%) SQL Developer
10 203 (4.55%) ASP.NET Developer
11 198 (4.44%) Angular Developer
12 173 (3.88%) Senior .NET Developer
13 149 (3.34%) C# ASP.NET Developer
14 147 (3.29%) Azure Developer
15 141 (3.16%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
16 139 (3.12%) CRM Developer
17 138 (3.09%) JavaScript Developer
18 129 (2.89%) .NET Software Developer
18 129 (2.89%) DevOps Engineer
19 128 (2.87%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,515 (33.95%) ASP.NET
2 1,213 (27.19%) HTML
3 1,168 (26.18%) CSS
4 988 (22.14%) .NET Framework
5 909 (20.37%) AngularJS
6 839 (18.80%) ASP.NET Web API
7 724 (16.23%) ASP.NET MVC
8 635 (14.23%) Web Services
9 626 (14.03%) .NET Core
10 612 (13.72%) jQuery
11 438 (9.82%) Entity Framework
12 412 (9.23%) REST
13 374 (8.38%) RESTful
14 352 (7.89%) XML
15 337 (7.55%) HTML5
15 337 (7.55%) WCF
16 330 (7.40%) SOAP
17 310 (6.95%) React
18 294 (6.59%) Node.js
19 263 (5.89%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 214 (4.80%) Greenfield Project
2 144 (3.23%) Analytical Skills
3 125 (2.80%) Enterprise Software
4 118 (2.64%) User Experience
5 110 (2.47%) Mobile App
6 95 (2.13%) Self-Motivation
7 48 (1.08%) Cloud Native
8 35 (0.78%) Data Centre
9 34 (0.76%) Robotics
10 33 (0.74%) Fintech
11 29 (0.65%) NHS
12 28 (0.63%) N-Tier
13 27 (0.61%) Management Information System
14 22 (0.49%) EPoS
15 20 (0.45%) Virtual Team
16 18 (0.40%) Public Cloud
17 17 (0.38%) iPad
18 16 (0.36%) Private Cloud
19 13 (0.29%) Algorithms
19 13 (0.29%) Semantic Web
Operating Systems
1 392 (8.79%) Windows
2 213 (4.77%) Linux
3 76 (1.70%) Android
4 70 (1.57%) Windows Server
5 61 (1.37%) Apple iOS
5 61 (1.37%) Unix
6 22 (0.49%) CentOS
7 20 (0.45%) Windows 10
7 20 (0.45%) Windows Server 2012
8 19 (0.43%) CoreOS
9 13 (0.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 13 (0.29%) VMS
10 12 (0.27%) Ubuntu
11 9 (0.20%) Mac OS
12 8 (0.18%) Windows Server 2008
13 6 (0.13%) Windows 7
14 5 (0.11%) Solaris
15 3 (0.067%) AIX
15 3 (0.067%) Kali Linux
15 3 (0.067%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,923 (43.10%) Agile Software Development
2 1,416 (31.73%) MVC
3 727 (16.29%) TDD
4 567 (12.71%) Scrum
5 527 (11.81%) DevOps
6 520 (11.65%) Microservices
7 482 (10.80%) Continuous Integration
8 439 (9.84%) Test Automation
9 382 (8.56%) CRM
10 351 (7.87%) Software Engineering
11 337 (7.55%) BDD
12 325 (7.28%) Web Development
13 287 (6.43%) OO
14 268 (6.01%) Unit Testing
15 250 (5.60%) SOLID
16 248 (5.56%) Problem-Solving
17 211 (4.73%) E-Commerce
18 206 (4.62%) SDLC
19 192 (4.30%) Front End Development
20 183 (4.10%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 3,284 (73.60%) C#
2 1,711 (38.35%) JavaScript
3 1,483 (33.24%) SQL
4 505 (11.32%) Java
5 272 (6.10%) T-SQL
6 218 (4.89%) VB.NET
7 211 (4.73%) PowerShell
8 210 (4.71%) TypeScript
9 178 (3.99%) Python
10 95 (2.13%) C++
10 95 (2.13%) PL/SQL
11 87 (1.95%) PHP
12 75 (1.68%) Ruby
13 64 (1.43%) VB
14 61 (1.37%) Go
15 45 (1.01%) VBA
16 36 (0.81%) C
17 33 (0.74%) ES6
18 32 (0.72%) Scala
19 31 (0.69%) Perl
Qualifications
1 310 (6.95%) Security Cleared
2 236 (5.29%) SC Cleared
3 179 (4.01%) Degree
4 73 (1.64%) BPSS Clearance
5 44 (0.99%) Microsoft Certification
6 28 (0.63%) Computer Science Degree
6 28 (0.63%) DV Cleared
6 28 (0.63%) ISEB
6 28 (0.63%) ISTQB
7 21 (0.47%) Numerate Degree
8 19 (0.43%) DBS Check
9 18 (0.40%) MCSE
10 13 (0.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 12 (0.27%) MCSA
12 11 (0.25%) TOGAF Certification
13 10 (0.22%) Cisco Certification
13 10 (0.22%) MCITP
14 8 (0.18%) BC Cleared
14 8 (0.18%) MCP
15 6 (0.13%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 121 (2.71%) QA
2 25 (0.56%) GDPR
2 25 (0.56%) WCAG
3 12 (0.27%) Disclosure Scotland
4 11 (0.25%) PCI DSS
4 11 (0.25%) SLA
5 8 (0.18%) WAI
6 7 (0.16%) IFRS
7 6 (0.13%) GxP
8 4 (0.090%) CRD IV
8 4 (0.090%) IFRS 9
9 3 (0.067%) HL7
9 3 (0.067%) ISO 9001
9 3 (0.067%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 3 (0.067%) PA-DSS
9 3 (0.067%) PMO
10 2 (0.045%) TickIT
11 1 (0.022%) 21 CFR Part 11
11 1 (0.022%) Dublin Core
11 1 (0.022%) IEC 61508
System Software
1 291 (6.52%) Docker
2 95 (2.13%) Active Directory
3 36 (0.81%) VMware Infrastructure
4 29 (0.65%) Xen
5 16 (0.36%) Virtual Machines
6 3 (0.067%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (0.045%) Firmware
7 2 (0.045%) Squid
7 2 (0.045%) vSphere
7 2 (0.045%) XenDesktop
7 2 (0.045%) XenServer
8 1 (0.022%) Apache Flume
8 1 (0.022%) HDFS
8 1 (0.022%) Hyper-V
8 1 (0.022%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.022%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (0.022%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (0.022%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 214 (4.80%) Kubernetes
2 93 (2.08%) Puppet
3 73 (1.64%) Ansible
4 63 (1.41%) Terraform
5 47 (1.05%) Opscode Chef
6 26 (0.58%) HP ALM
7 19 (0.43%) Kibana
8 12 (0.27%) Docker Swarm
8 12 (0.27%) Grafana
9 10 (0.22%) Nagios
10 9 (0.20%) Salt
11 6 (0.13%) Tivoli
12 5 (0.11%) Network Intrusion Detection System
12 5 (0.11%) Red Hat Satellite
12 5 (0.11%) Single Sign-On
13 4 (0.090%) WSUS
14 3 (0.067%) Control-M
14 3 (0.067%) Nessus
14 3 (0.067%) Nmap
14 3 (0.067%) SCOM
Vendors
1 1,126 (25.24%) Microsoft
2 311 (6.97%) Oracle
3 108 (2.42%) Xamarin
4 106 (2.38%) Google
5 94 (2.11%) SAP
6 85 (1.90%) Sitecore
7 74 (1.66%) VMware
8 47 (1.05%) Salesforce.com
9 42 (0.94%) IBM
10 39 (0.87%) Atlassian
11 31 (0.69%) Telerik
12 30 (0.67%) HP
13 24 (0.54%) Veracode
14 19 (0.43%) Blue Prism
15 15 (0.34%) New Relic
15 15 (0.34%) UiPath
16 13 (0.29%) AppDynamics
16 13 (0.29%) Epicor
16 13 (0.29%) Pega
17 12 (0.27%) Dell