The median contractor rate for a .NET Developer was £365 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 22 March 2017.

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.

3 months to
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
.NET Developer
UK
Rank 69 69 56
Rank change year-on-year 0 -13  
Contract jobs requiring a .NET Developer 1394 1489 1732
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 3.14% 2.82% 3.32%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.31% 2.96% 3.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 1042 1114 1197
Median daily rate £365 £363 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.68% +3.57%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £513 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £343 £338 £325
% change year-on-year +1.48% +3.84%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 14 14
Median hourly rate £33.25 £35.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.00% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.42 £20.06 £24.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.35 £64.38 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.25 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year -5.00% -  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
UK
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 42134 50253 49507
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.85% 95.17% 94.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 27277 32490 29886
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £260 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £591 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1476 1587 1956
Median hourly rate £18.00 £18.70 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.74% +6.85%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.17 £11.25 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £48.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

.NET Developer
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised that featured .NET Developer in the job title.

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 3 months to 22 March 2017.

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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 22 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for .NET Developer in the UK

.NET Developer
Top 30 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 3 months to 22 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -1 1313 £370 +2.06% 910
London -7 518 £475 +11.76% 244
South East +21 278 £350 +2.56% 165
Yorkshire -2 97 £340 +4.46% 74
North West +21 86 £325 - 133
South West -1 85 £323 -7.85% 67
East Midlands +6 76 £325 +14.03% 59
City of London -5 76 £425 +6.25% 43
West Midlands -8 73 £328 -6.42% 59
West Yorkshire +13 68 £340 +4.46% 44
East of England -19 66 £350 - 95
Leeds +13 56 £338 +3.84% 30
Hampshire +46 50 £313 -3.84% 41
Manchester +10 48 £350 +7.69% 67
Kent +7 47 £338 - 12
Scotland +40 41 £350 +6.87% 36
Oxfordshire +25 40 £350 +7.69% 22
North East +5 40 £350 +7.69% 14
Berkshire +33 39 £380 -8.43% 16
Surrey +7 39 £413 +9.27% 27
Nottinghamshire +21 32 £363 +26.08% 20
Bristol 0 30 £363 +3.57% 30
Nottingham +22 27 £368 +12.21% 15
Oxford - 26 £350 - 10
Reading +27 25 £400 -5.88% 7
Glasgow +14 25 £350 +4.86% 14
Hertfordshire +4 25 £325 - 36
Leicestershire -3 25 £295 +7.27% 14
Birmingham -4 25 £350 +7.69% 20
Tyne and Wear -14 24 £345 +6.15% 10

.NET Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 March 2017, .NET Developer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads featuring .NET Developer in the job title.

1 2771 (100.00%) .NET
2 2388 (86.18%) C#
3 1501 (54.17%) MVC
4 1473 (53.16%) ASP.NET
5 1339 (48.32%) SQL Server
6 1190 (42.94%) JavaScript
7 1186 (42.80%) Agile Software Development
8 949 (34.25%) SQL
9 909 (32.80%) HTML
10 807 (29.12%) CSS
11 771 (27.82%) ASP.NET MVC
12 731 (26.38%) .NET Framework
13 715 (25.80%) AngularJS
14 699 (25.23%) TDD
15 677 (24.43%) Microsoft
16 563 (20.32%) ASP.NET Web API
17 560 (20.21%) jQuery
18 487 (17.57%) Entity Framework
19 441 (15.91%) Scrum
20 413 (14.90%) Finance
21 399 (14.40%) Web Services
21 399 (14.40%) WCF
22 348 (12.56%) Team Foundation Server
23 340 (12.27%) Microsoft Azure
24 313 (11.30%) HTML5
25 295 (10.65%) Visual Studio
26 269 (9.71%) XML
27 263 (9.49%) OO
28 262 (9.46%) VB.NET
29 260 (9.38%) Web Development

.NET Developer Skill Set
Top Related 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
1 162 (5.85%) CMS
2 108 (3.90%) SharePoint
3 104 (3.75%) IIS
4 85 (3.07%) Umbraco
5 75 (2.71%) Sitecore CMS
6 67 (2.42%) EPiServer
7 25 (0.90%) NServiceBus
8 24 (0.87%) Elasticsearch
9 20 (0.72%) BizTalk Server
10 14 (0.51%) SharePoint 2013
11 12 (0.43%) Apache Solr
11 12 (0.43%) Kentico
12 11 (0.40%) Sitefinity
13 9 (0.32%) DNN
14 8 (0.29%) Confluence
14 8 (0.29%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 8 (0.29%) WebSphere
15 7 (0.25%) Apache
15 7 (0.25%) Immediacy CMS
15 7 (0.25%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 183 (6.60%) MS Excel
2 27 (0.97%) MS Office
3 8 (0.29%) MS Project
4 4 (0.14%) MS Visio
4 4 (0.14%) Photoshop
4 4 (0.14%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (0.072%) Adobe Illustrator
5 2 (0.072%) Chatbot
6 1 (0.036%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (0.036%) CATIA
Business Applications
1 47 (1.70%) Dynamics CRM
2 29 (1.05%) Dynamics AX
3 23 (0.83%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 12 (0.43%) RMDS
5 4 (0.14%) Dynamics NAV
6 3 (0.11%) Shopify
7 2 (0.072%) ION MarketView
7 2 (0.072%) Magento
7 2 (0.072%) Sage 50
7 2 (0.072%) SDL Web 8
7 2 (0.072%) thinkFolio
7 2 (0.072%) Unit4 Business World
8 1 (0.036%) BPCS
8 1 (0.036%) Eloqua
8 1 (0.036%) Endur
8 1 (0.036%) nopCommerce
8 1 (0.036%) SimCorp Dimension
8 1 (0.036%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 340 (12.27%) Microsoft Azure
2 123 (4.44%) Amazon AWS
3 39 (1.41%) PaaS
4 34 (1.23%) SaaS
5 26 (0.94%) GitHub
6 23 (0.83%) IaaS
7 18 (0.65%) Amazon EC2
7 18 (0.65%) Office 365
8 12 (0.43%) Amazon S3
9 8 (0.29%) Boomi
10 7 (0.25%) AWS CloudFormation
11 6 (0.22%) AWS Lambda
11 6 (0.22%) Cloud Computing
11 6 (0.22%) Google Cloud Platform
12 4 (0.14%) Amazon SQS
13 3 (0.11%) Data Lake Analytics
13 3 (0.11%) Route 53
14 2 (0.072%) Amazon Kinesis
14 2 (0.072%) Google Analytics
15 1 (0.036%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
Communications & Networking
1 31 (1.12%) Internet
2 22 (0.79%) HTTP
3 16 (0.58%) Intranet
4 12 (0.43%) AMQP
5 8 (0.29%) TCP/IP
6 7 (0.25%) Firewall
6 7 (0.25%) FTP
7 6 (0.22%) Extranet
8 5 (0.18%) Skype
9 4 (0.14%) HTTPS
9 4 (0.14%) IP Telephony
10 3 (0.11%) Kerberos
10 3 (0.11%) Multicast
10 3 (0.11%) SSL
10 3 (0.11%) Wi-Fi
10 3 (0.11%) Wireshark
11 2 (0.072%) DNS
11 2 (0.072%) LDAP
11 2 (0.072%) SNMP
11 2 (0.072%) snoop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1339 (48.32%) SQL Server
2 202 (7.29%) SQL Server 2008
3 152 (5.49%) SQL Server 2012
4 148 (5.34%) NoSQL
5 120 (4.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 97 (3.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 69 (2.49%) Relational Database
8 63 (2.27%) MongoDB
9 57 (2.06%) SQL Server 2014
10 54 (1.95%) SQL Server 2005
11 45 (1.62%) Oracle Database
12 42 (1.52%) Azure SQL Database
13 40 (1.44%) MySQL
14 35 (1.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 28 (1.01%) SQL Server 2016
16 24 (0.87%) Big Data
16 24 (0.87%) Data Warehouse
16 24 (0.87%) Redis
17 22 (0.79%) Amazon DynamoDB
17 22 (0.79%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 348 (12.56%) Team Foundation Server
2 295 (10.65%) Visual Studio
3 187 (6.75%) Git (software)
4 134 (4.84%) NUnit
5 107 (3.86%) TeamCity
6 82 (2.96%) Octopus Deploy
7 69 (2.49%) Subversion
8 61 (2.20%) Moq
9 51 (1.84%) JIRA
10 43 (1.55%) Selenium
10 43 (1.55%) SpecFlow
11 39 (1.41%) MSBuild
12 35 (1.26%) MSTest
13 34 (1.23%) ReSharper
14 33 (1.19%) Jenkins
14 33 (1.19%) Visual Studio Team System
15 32 (1.15%) Grunt
16 29 (1.05%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 24 (0.87%) gulp
18 21 (0.76%) NuGet
General
1 413 (14.90%) Finance
2 180 (6.50%) Banking
3 100 (3.61%) Advertising
4 80 (2.89%) Front Office
5 64 (2.31%) Investment Banking
6 62 (2.24%) Retail
7 61 (2.20%) Marketing
8 59 (2.13%) Back Office
9 36 (1.30%) Manufacturing
10 35 (1.26%) Financial Institution
11 33 (1.19%) Telecoms
12 27 (0.97%) Electronics
13 15 (0.54%) Publishing
14 12 (0.43%) Games
15 11 (0.40%) Automotive
15 11 (0.40%) Legal
16 5 (0.18%) German Language
17 4 (0.14%) Law
17 4 (0.14%) Pharmaceutical
18 3 (0.11%) Private Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2771 (100.00%) .NET
2 1473 (53.16%) ASP.NET
3 909 (32.80%) HTML
4 807 (29.12%) CSS
5 771 (27.82%) ASP.NET MVC
6 731 (26.38%) .NET Framework
7 715 (25.80%) AngularJS
8 563 (20.32%) ASP.NET Web API
9 560 (20.21%) jQuery
10 487 (17.57%) Entity Framework
11 399 (14.40%) WCF
11 399 (14.40%) Web Services
12 313 (11.30%) HTML5
13 269 (9.71%) XML
14 256 (9.24%) WPF
15 215 (7.76%) REST
16 172 (6.21%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 158 (5.70%) LINQ
18 145 (5.23%) CSS3
19 141 (5.09%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 126 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
2 84 (3.03%) Mobile App
3 78 (2.81%) User Experience
4 59 (2.13%) Fixed Income
5 54 (1.95%) Algorithms
5 54 (1.95%) Computer Science
6 44 (1.59%) Fintech
7 31 (1.12%) N-Tier
8 28 (1.01%) Client/Server
9 24 (0.87%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 20 (0.72%) Enterprise Software
11 18 (0.65%) Derivative
11 18 (0.65%) Hedge funds
12 17 (0.61%) iPad
13 14 (0.51%) Equities
13 14 (0.51%) Virtual Team
14 12 (0.43%) Data Structures
15 11 (0.40%) NHS
16 10 (0.36%) Online Banking
16 10 (0.36%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 210 (7.58%) Windows
2 30 (1.08%) Apple iOS
3 28 (1.01%) Android
3 28 (1.01%) Windows Server
4 21 (0.76%) Linux
5 7 (0.25%) Unix
5 7 (0.25%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (0.22%) Windows Phone
7 5 (0.18%) Windows 10
8 4 (0.14%) Windows 8
8 4 (0.14%) Windows Phone 8
8 4 (0.14%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (0.072%) Mac OS
9 2 (0.072%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (0.072%) Windows XP
10 1 (0.036%) MVS
10 1 (0.036%) VMS
10 1 (0.036%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.036%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 1501 (54.17%) MVC
2 1186 (42.80%) Agile Software Development
3 699 (25.23%) TDD
4 441 (15.91%) Scrum
5 263 (9.49%) OO
6 260 (9.38%) Web Development
7 251 (9.06%) Continuous Integration
8 239 (8.63%) BDD
9 201 (7.25%) E-Commerce
9 201 (7.25%) Unit Testing
10 199 (7.18%) SOLID
11 144 (5.20%) Software Engineering
12 141 (5.09%) SDLC
13 131 (4.73%) MVVM
14 124 (4.47%) Front End Development
15 116 (4.19%) SOA
16 108 (3.90%) OOP
17 105 (3.79%) Multithreading
18 101 (3.64%) DevOps
19 96 (3.46%) Dependency Injection
Programming Languages
1 2388 (86.18%) C#
2 1190 (42.94%) JavaScript
3 949 (34.25%) SQL
4 262 (9.46%) VB.NET
5 215 (7.76%) T-SQL
6 93 (3.36%) VB
7 79 (2.85%) Java
8 78 (2.81%) TypeScript
9 61 (2.20%) PowerShell
10 50 (1.80%) VBA
11 33 (1.19%) C++
11 33 (1.19%) VB6
11 33 (1.19%) XAML
12 32 (1.15%) Python
13 22 (0.79%) Ruby
14 17 (0.61%) PHP
14 17 (0.61%) PL/SQL
15 15 (0.54%) Apex Code
15 15 (0.54%) ES6
16 14 (0.51%) C
Qualifications
1 96 (3.46%) Degree
2 66 (2.38%) Security Cleared
3 37 (1.34%) SC Cleared
4 18 (0.65%) Microsoft Certification
5 7 (0.25%) CTC Cleared
6 6 (0.22%) BPSS Clearance
6 6 (0.22%) DV Cleared
6 6 (0.22%) HNC
6 6 (0.22%) HND
7 5 (0.18%) MCAD
7 5 (0.18%) MCSD
7 5 (0.18%) MCTS
8 4 (0.14%) PhD
9 3 (0.11%) MCP
9 3 (0.11%) PMI Certification
9 3 (0.11%) PMP
10 2 (0.072%) ISTQB
10 2 (0.072%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 2 (0.072%) Postgraduate
11 1 (0.036%) MCPD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 62 (2.24%) QA
2 12 (0.43%) Disclosure Scotland
3 6 (0.22%) PCI DSS
4 4 (0.14%) Data Quality
5 3 (0.11%) SDET
6 2 (0.072%) WCAG
7 1 (0.036%) IFRS
7 1 (0.036%) IFRS 9
7 1 (0.036%) ISO 8583
7 1 (0.036%) PMO
System Software
1 33 (1.19%) Docker
2 14 (0.51%) Active Directory
3 4 (0.14%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.036%) Virtual Desktop
4 1 (0.036%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 18 (0.65%) Opscode Chef
2 17 (0.61%) Puppet
3 15 (0.54%) Ansible
4 9 (0.32%) Kibana
5 5 (0.18%) WMI
6 4 (0.14%) HP Fortify
6 4 (0.14%) WebSphere Cast Iron
7 3 (0.11%) CA Single Sign-On
7 3 (0.11%) Microsoft Clustering
8 2 (0.072%) Control-M
8 2 (0.072%) Rundeck
8 2 (0.072%) SCOrch
9 1 (0.036%) Failover Clustering
9 1 (0.036%) Galera Cluster
9 1 (0.036%) HP Quality Center
9 1 (0.036%) Kubernetes
9 1 (0.036%) Perfmon
9 1 (0.036%) SCOM
9 1 (0.036%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 1 (0.036%) Terraform
Vendors
1 677 (24.43%) Microsoft
2 189 (6.82%) Oracle
3 115 (4.15%) Sitecore
4 70 (2.53%) Xamarin
5 35 (1.26%) Telerik
6 32 (1.15%) SAP
7 23 (0.83%) Google
8 22 (0.79%) Salesforce.com
9 17 (0.61%) TIBCO
10 13 (0.47%) Reuters
10 13 (0.47%) Twitter
11 12 (0.43%) DevExpress
11 12 (0.43%) ION Trading
12 9 (0.32%) Atlassian
12 9 (0.32%) Bloomberg
13 8 (0.29%) Dell
14 7 (0.25%) Adobe
14 7 (0.25%) Alterian
14 7 (0.25%) Apple
14 7 (0.25%) IBM
North Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Unspecified NEG
Posted: 14 hours ago
North Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Unspecified NEG
Posted: 15 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
Harrogate, North Yorkshire
AMsource Technology
Rate: From £325 to £375 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
Northamptonshire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £250 - £320 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
Leicestershire
Ampersand Consulting
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
Gateshead, Tyne and Wear
KEYRESOURCE
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £250.00 - £300.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Northampton, Northamptonshire
IT Talent Solutions
Rate: From £300 to £340 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
Hertfordshire
Oscar
Rate: £225 - £275 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Rate: £340 - £360 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Stafford, Staffordshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Rate: £275 - £325 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Neg
Posted: 12 hours ago
South West
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £300 - £320 per day + working inside IR35
Posted: 11 hours ago
Farnham, Surrey
TLP Consultancy Ltd.
Rate: £250 - £500 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £450 - £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Square One Resources
Rate: Up to £300 per day 4 Week Contract
Posted: Yesterday
London
Total Recruitment Specialists Limited / TRG / Total recruitment group
Rate: £400 - £450 Per Day
Posted: 18 hours ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
Uniting Ambition
Rate: £300 - 340 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
Uniting Ambition
Rate: £280 - 320 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
Experis Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
Central London / West End
Data Idols
Rate: From £350 to £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Worthing, West Sussex
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Rate: £325 - £375 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Essex
Oscar
Rate: £375 - £425 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Austin Fraser
Rate: £400 - £425 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Square One Resources
Rate: Up to £375 per day for 3 months (rolling)
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Oscar
Rate: £300 - £340 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Up to £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday