Period
to 20 November 2018

The median contractor rate for a .NET Developer was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 20 November 2018.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to 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.

.NET Developer
UK
6 months to
20 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 68 84 82
Rank change year-on-year +16 -2 -16
Contract jobs requiring a .NET Developer 3,572 2,893 2,953
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 3.43% 2.83% 2.84%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.62% 2.98% 2.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,896 2,295 2,232
UK median daily rate £425 £388 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.68% +6.90% +3.57%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £268
90th Percentile £588 £560 £536
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +7.14% - +4.48%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 22 42
UK median hourly rate £48.50 £45.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.78% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £24.65 £25.08 £19.29
90th Percentile £64.38 £49.85 £46.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £45.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
UK
Contract vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 98,581 97,095 98,647
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.76% 94.93% 94.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 65,074 64,004 64,347
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £269 £260 £250
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £393
% change year-on-year +6.25% +1.91% +4.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3,064 2,905 3,280
UK median hourly rate £18.00 £18.70 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.74% +3.89% -
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.93 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.83 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50

.NET Developer
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured .NET Developer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for .NET Developer in the UK

.NET Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for .NET Developer in the UK

.NET Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing .NET Developer over the 6 months to 20 November 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for .NET Developer in the UK

.NET Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for .NET Developer in the UK

.NET Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing .NET Developer over the 6 months to 20 November 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for .NET Developer in the UK

.NET Developer
Top 17 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing .NET Developer within the UK over the 6 months to 20 November 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
England +16 3,301 £425 +6.25% 1,683
UK excluding London +5 2,017 £375 +7.14% 1,311
London +22 1,494 £494 +9.72% 454
South East +18 652 £415 +14.48% 317
North of England +16 537 £365 +7.35% 419
North West +20 294 £363 +3.57% 220
Midlands -6 258 £375 +10.29% 236
South West -7 242 £400 +13.64% 136
Yorkshire +12 213 £365 +10.61% 166
West Midlands 0 182 £375 +7.14% 140
East of England -21 114 £400 +10.34% 122
Scotland +2 112 £363 +2.11% 59
Wales -3 82 £365 +12.31% 18
East Midlands -20 76 £350 +5.66% 95
North East +6 30 £365 +7.35% 33
Northern Ireland +49 17 £433 +8.13% 5
Isle of Man +1 4 £345 +64.29%

.NET Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 November 2018, .NET Developer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads featuring .NET Developer in the job title.

1 3,572 (100.00%) .NET
2 3,045 (85.25%) C#
3 1,769 (49.52%) ASP.NET
4 1,696 (47.48%) MVC
5 1,671 (46.78%) Agile Software Development
6 1,484 (41.55%) SQL Server
7 1,364 (38.19%) JavaScript
7 1,364 (38.19%) SQL
8 1,073 (30.04%) Microsoft Azure
9 1,069 (29.93%) ASP.NET Web API
10 995 (27.86%) .NET Framework
11 983 (27.52%) AngularJS
12 951 (26.62%) TDD
13 938 (26.26%) HTML
14 928 (25.98%) ASP.NET MVC
15 832 (23.29%) CSS
16 743 (20.80%) Microsoft
17 615 (17.22%) Entity Framework
18 605 (16.94%) .NET Core
19 595 (16.66%) Finance
20 542 (15.17%) Scrum
21 516 (14.45%) jQuery
22 494 (13.83%) Web Services
23 458 (12.82%) Microservices
24 404 (11.31%) WCF
25 390 (10.92%) React
26 387 (10.83%) Continuous Integration
27 379 (10.61%) Greenfield Project
28 374 (10.47%) Git (software)
29 373 (10.44%) BDD

.NET Developer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills 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
1 163 (4.56%) CMS
2 108 (3.02%) IIS
3 84 (2.35%) Umbraco
4 75 (2.10%) Elasticsearch
5 57 (1.60%) SharePoint
6 56 (1.57%) Sitecore CMS
7 42 (1.18%) NServiceBus
8 31 (0.87%) Confluence
9 29 (0.81%) EPiServer
10 21 (0.59%) BizTalk Server
11 12 (0.34%) Oracle Workflow
12 11 (0.31%) Kentico
13 10 (0.28%) Apache
14 8 (0.22%) WebLogic
15 7 (0.20%) Oracle SOA Suite
16 6 (0.17%) SharePoint 2013
17 5 (0.14%) Apache Solr
17 5 (0.14%) JBoss
17 5 (0.14%) SharePoint 2010
18 4 (0.11%) K2 blackpearl
Applications
1 52 (1.46%) Microsoft Excel
2 8 (0.22%) Spreadsheet
3 7 (0.20%) Microsoft Office
4 5 (0.14%) Chatbot
5 4 (0.11%) Acrobat
5 4 (0.11%) InfoPath
5 4 (0.11%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.028%) CATIA
6 1 (0.028%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 46 (1.29%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (0.22%) Dynamics NAV
3 7 (0.20%) Dynamics AX
4 6 (0.17%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 5 (0.14%) Endur
5 5 (0.14%) RMDS
6 3 (0.084%) Payment Gateway
6 3 (0.084%) SDL Web 8
6 3 (0.084%) thinkFolio
7 2 (0.056%) Markit EDM
7 2 (0.056%) nopCommerce
7 2 (0.056%) OpenLink RightAngle
8 1 (0.028%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 1,073 (30.04%) Microsoft Azure
2 349 (9.77%) Amazon AWS
3 76 (2.13%) Serverless
4 58 (1.62%) GitHub
5 50 (1.40%) Google Cloud Platform
6 45 (1.26%) SaaS
7 43 (1.20%) Azure Functions
8 36 (1.01%) Amazon EC2
9 28 (0.78%) npm
10 22 (0.62%) Office 365
11 20 (0.56%) Azure Active Directory
11 20 (0.56%) PaaS
12 19 (0.53%) NuGet
13 18 (0.50%) Dynamics 365
14 16 (0.45%) AWS Lambda
15 13 (0.36%) Cloud Computing
16 12 (0.34%) Azure Data Factory
17 9 (0.25%) Amazon SQS
18 6 (0.17%) IaaS
19 5 (0.14%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 54 (1.51%) HTTP
2 36 (1.01%) Internet
3 13 (0.36%) DNS
3 13 (0.36%) TCP/IP
4 10 (0.28%) AMQP
4 10 (0.28%) SMS
4 10 (0.28%) SMTP
5 8 (0.22%) IMAP
6 7 (0.20%) Intranet
7 5 (0.14%) Kerberos
8 4 (0.11%) SSL
9 3 (0.084%) FTP
9 3 (0.084%) HTTPS
9 3 (0.084%) MQTT
10 2 (0.056%) RTMP
11 1 (0.028%) Ethernet
11 1 (0.028%) Extranet
11 1 (0.028%) Multicast
11 1 (0.028%) Network Security
11 1 (0.028%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,484 (41.55%) SQL Server
2 153 (4.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 131 (3.67%) NoSQL
4 126 (3.53%) Relational Database
5 110 (3.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 102 (2.86%) SQL Server 2016
7 94 (2.63%) SQL Server 2012
8 83 (2.32%) Azure SQL Database
8 83 (2.32%) MongoDB
9 81 (2.27%) SQL Server 2008
10 77 (2.16%) Cosmos DB
11 65 (1.82%) MySQL
12 50 (1.40%) Redis
13 47 (1.32%) Oracle Database
14 41 (1.15%) SQL Server 2014
15 39 (1.09%) RDBMS
16 33 (0.92%) Data Warehouse
16 33 (0.92%) PostgreSQL
17 32 (0.90%) SQL Server Analysis Services
18 25 (0.70%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 374 (10.47%) Git (software)
2 363 (10.16%) Visual Studio
3 272 (7.61%) TeamCity
4 238 (6.66%) Team Foundation Server
5 226 (6.33%) Octopus Deploy
6 170 (4.76%) Visual Studio Team System
7 138 (3.86%) JIRA
8 118 (3.30%) Selenium
9 113 (3.16%) NUnit
10 83 (2.32%) Jenkins
11 61 (1.71%) SpecFlow
12 44 (1.23%) MSTest
13 43 (1.20%) Moq
14 36 (1.01%) ReSharper
15 35 (0.98%) Bitbucket
16 31 (0.87%) Subversion
17 27 (0.76%) AccuRev
18 22 (0.62%) MSBuild
19 19 (0.53%) gulp
20 15 (0.42%) webpack
General
1 595 (16.66%) Finance
2 216 (6.05%) Banking
3 101 (2.83%) Retail
4 94 (2.63%) Front Office
5 61 (1.71%) Investment Banking
6 46 (1.29%) Back Office
7 44 (1.23%) Marketing
8 39 (1.09%) Telecoms
9 38 (1.06%) Law
10 36 (1.01%) Financial Institution
11 32 (0.90%) Legal
12 29 (0.81%) Advertising
13 22 (0.62%) Manufacturing
14 21 (0.59%) Automotive
14 21 (0.59%) Games
15 14 (0.39%) Electronics
16 10 (0.28%) Billing
16 10 (0.28%) Corporate Banking
17 5 (0.14%) Pharmaceutical
18 4 (0.11%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3,572 (100.00%) .NET
2 1,769 (49.52%) ASP.NET
3 1,069 (29.93%) ASP.NET Web API
4 995 (27.86%) .NET Framework
5 983 (27.52%) AngularJS
6 938 (26.26%) HTML
7 928 (25.98%) ASP.NET MVC
8 832 (23.29%) CSS
9 615 (17.22%) Entity Framework
10 605 (16.94%) .NET Core
11 516 (14.45%) jQuery
12 494 (13.83%) Web Services
13 404 (11.31%) WCF
14 390 (10.92%) React
15 338 (9.46%) REST
16 284 (7.95%) HTML5
17 276 (7.73%) RESTful
18 272 (7.61%) WPF
19 220 (6.16%) Angular 2
20 175 (4.90%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 379 (10.61%) Greenfield Project
2 139 (3.89%) Fintech
3 101 (2.83%) Enterprise Software
4 98 (2.74%) User Experience
5 96 (2.69%) Analytical Skills
6 88 (2.46%) Computer Science
7 87 (2.44%) Self-Motivation
8 65 (1.82%) Mobile App
9 54 (1.51%) Fixed Income
10 34 (0.95%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 26 (0.73%) N-Tier
12 25 (0.70%) Derivative
12 25 (0.70%) Hedge funds
13 24 (0.67%) Equities
14 21 (0.59%) Credit Risk
15 19 (0.53%) Blog
16 17 (0.48%) Reinsurance
17 16 (0.45%) Algorithms
18 15 (0.42%) Grid Computing
19 13 (0.36%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 198 (5.54%) Windows
2 46 (1.29%) Android
3 39 (1.09%) Apple iOS
4 37 (1.04%) Linux
5 35 (0.98%) Windows Server
6 7 (0.20%) CentOS
6 7 (0.20%) Unix
7 6 (0.17%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.028%) MVS
8 1 (0.028%) Oracle Linux
8 1 (0.028%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.028%) Windows Embedded Compact
8 1 (0.028%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,696 (47.48%) MVC
2 1,671 (46.78%) Agile Software Development
3 951 (26.62%) TDD
4 542 (15.17%) Scrum
5 458 (12.82%) Microservices
6 387 (10.83%) Continuous Integration
7 373 (10.44%) BDD
8 316 (8.85%) SOLID
9 309 (8.65%) E-Commerce
10 298 (8.34%) Unit Testing
11 285 (7.98%) OO
11 285 (7.98%) Web Development
12 252 (7.05%) SDLC
13 238 (6.66%) Test Automation
14 232 (6.49%) Software Engineering
15 220 (6.16%) Problem-Solving
16 211 (5.91%) DevOps
17 181 (5.07%) SOA
18 143 (4.00%) OOP
19 106 (2.97%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 3,045 (85.25%) C#
2 1,364 (38.19%) JavaScript
2 1,364 (38.19%) SQL
3 216 (6.05%) T-SQL
4 213 (5.96%) VB.NET
5 184 (5.15%) TypeScript
6 98 (2.74%) PowerShell
7 84 (2.35%) Java
8 65 (1.82%) VB
9 56 (1.57%) PL/SQL
10 42 (1.18%) C++
10 42 (1.18%) Python
11 36 (1.01%) VBA
12 35 (0.98%) PHP
13 32 (0.90%) C
14 21 (0.59%) XAML
15 20 (0.56%) VB6
16 13 (0.36%) R
17 12 (0.34%) ES6
18 10 (0.28%) F#
Qualifications
1 143 (4.00%) Degree
2 90 (2.52%) Security Cleared
3 76 (2.13%) SC Cleared
4 37 (1.04%) Computer Science Degree
5 10 (0.28%) BPSS Clearance
6 8 (0.22%) Microsoft Certification
6 8 (0.22%) Numerate Degree
7 6 (0.17%) Master's Degree
8 4 (0.11%) CTC Cleared
9 3 (0.084%) DV Cleared
9 3 (0.084%) TOGAF Certification
10 2 (0.056%) DBS Check
10 2 (0.056%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (0.056%) MCSA
10 2 (0.056%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 114 (3.19%) QA
2 8 (0.22%) GDPR
2 8 (0.22%) SLA
3 7 (0.20%) PCI DSS
4 5 (0.14%) Disclosure Scotland
5 3 (0.084%) PMO
5 3 (0.084%) WCAG
6 2 (0.056%) Dodd-Frank
6 2 (0.056%) EMIR
6 2 (0.056%) ISO 9001
6 2 (0.056%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.056%) MiFID
6 2 (0.056%) TickIT
7 1 (0.028%) HL7
7 1 (0.028%) IEC 62304
7 1 (0.028%) Solvency II
System Software
1 194 (5.43%) Docker
2 19 (0.53%) Active Directory
3 3 (0.084%) Platform Symphony
4 1 (0.028%) Firmware
4 1 (0.028%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 116 (3.25%) Kubernetes
2 36 (1.01%) Ansible
3 21 (0.59%) Single Sign-On
4 16 (0.45%) Puppet
5 14 (0.39%) Terraform
6 12 (0.34%) Opscode Chef
7 10 (0.28%) Docker Swarm
8 8 (0.22%) Kibana
9 4 (0.11%) CA Single Sign-On
9 4 (0.11%) HP Fortify
10 3 (0.084%) Grafana
11 1 (0.028%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 743 (20.80%) Microsoft
2 222 (6.22%) Oracle
3 112 (3.14%) Sitecore
4 44 (1.23%) Google
5 42 (1.18%) Xamarin
6 33 (0.92%) Salesforce.com
7 23 (0.64%) DevExpress
8 22 (0.62%) Citrix
9 21 (0.59%) SAP
10 17 (0.48%) Telerik
11 13 (0.36%) Atlassian
12 12 (0.34%) Teradata
13 9 (0.25%) Red Hat
13 9 (0.25%) TIBCO
14 8 (0.22%) Facebook
14 8 (0.22%) Tableau
14 8 (0.22%) Twitter
15 7 (0.20%) Northgate
15 7 (0.20%) Oneserve
15 7 (0.20%) Reuters