Period
to 19 September 2018

The median contractor rate for a .NET Developer was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 19 September 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
19 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 67 81 85
Rank change year-on-year +14 +4 -21
Contract jobs requiring a .NET Developer 3,546 2,856 2,949
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 3.44% 2.89% 2.75%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.63% 3.05% 2.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,808 2,196 2,268
UK median daily rate £425 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.33% +7.14% -
10th Percentile £310 £288 £263
90th Percentile £588 £563 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year +7.14% +3.70% +3.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 23 44
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £45.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £22.55 £22.49 £21.13
90th Percentile £64.75 £47.20 £48.11
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.75 £45.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year -13.89% +5.88% -

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 97,681 93,729 101,570
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.77% 94.93% 94.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 64,134 61,203 66,369
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
10th Percentile £269 £263 £255
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +3.75% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3,170 2,824 3,150
UK median hourly rate £18.00 £18.70 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.74% -1.58% +5.56%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.75 £10.25
90th Percentile £48.75 £48.75 £46.52
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £18.75
% change year-on-year -2.78% -4.00% +7.14%

.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 19 September 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 19 September 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 19 September 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 +15 3,275 £425 +9.68% 1,628
UK excluding London 0 1,932 £375 +7.14% 1,257
London +31 1,559 £488 +8.33% 476
South East +8 539 £400 +10.34% 313
North of England +9 530 £363 +7.41% 420
Midlands -5 288 £375 +15.38% 176
North West +15 272 £364 +3.93% 227
South West -5 229 £375 +7.14% 130
Yorkshire -1 211 £363 +11.54% 149
West Midlands -6 180 £375 +7.14% 86
Scotland -1 135 £370 +5.71% 56
East of England -21 129 £400 +10.34% 113
East Midlands +1 108 £350 +12.00% 90
Wales -24 48 £368 +8.73% 43
North East +8 47 £350 +2.94% 44
Northern Ireland +60 35 £433 +28.15% 6
Isle of Man -1 2 £345 +64.29%

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

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 3,546 (100.00%) .NET
2 3,028 (85.39%) C#
3 1,738 (49.01%) ASP.NET
4 1,719 (48.48%) Agile Software Development
5 1,702 (48.00%) MVC
6 1,552 (43.77%) SQL Server
7 1,432 (40.38%) SQL
8 1,392 (39.26%) JavaScript
9 1,062 (29.95%) ASP.NET Web API
10 1,014 (28.60%) AngularJS
11 1,010 (28.48%) HTML
12 1,004 (28.31%) TDD
13 997 (28.12%) Microsoft Azure
14 994 (28.03%) ASP.NET MVC
15 974 (27.47%) .NET Framework
16 833 (23.49%) CSS
17 722 (20.36%) Microsoft
18 655 (18.47%) Finance
19 592 (16.69%) Scrum
20 586 (16.53%) Entity Framework
21 547 (15.43%) jQuery
22 539 (15.20%) Web Services
22 539 (15.20%) .NET Core
23 457 (12.89%) WCF
24 438 (12.35%) Microservices
25 383 (10.80%) Continuous Integration
26 381 (10.74%) BDD
27 363 (10.24%) React
28 362 (10.21%) Visual Studio
29 355 (10.01%) Greenfield Project

.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
1 136 (3.84%) CMS
2 108 (3.05%) IIS
3 78 (2.20%) NServiceBus
4 67 (1.89%) Sitecore CMS
5 64 (1.80%) Elasticsearch
6 60 (1.69%) Umbraco
7 58 (1.64%) SharePoint
8 26 (0.73%) EPiServer
9 21 (0.59%) BizTalk Server
10 18 (0.51%) Confluence
11 11 (0.31%) Kentico
12 10 (0.28%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 9 (0.25%) Oracle Workflow
14 8 (0.23%) Apache Solr
15 7 (0.20%) Apache
16 6 (0.17%) SharePoint 2010
16 6 (0.17%) SharePoint 2013
16 6 (0.17%) WebLogic
16 6 (0.17%) WebSphere
17 5 (0.14%) Sitefinity
Applications
1 48 (1.35%) Microsoft Excel
2 12 (0.34%) Microsoft Office
3 11 (0.31%) Spreadsheet
4 6 (0.17%) Acrobat
4 6 (0.17%) Photoshop
5 5 (0.14%) Chatbot
6 4 (0.11%) InfoPath
7 1 (0.028%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 38 (1.07%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (0.25%) thinkFolio
3 8 (0.23%) Markit EDM
4 6 (0.17%) Bloomberg AIM
4 6 (0.17%) Eagle PACE
4 6 (0.17%) Endur
4 6 (0.17%) Front Arena
5 5 (0.14%) Dynamics NAV
6 4 (0.11%) Dynamics AX
6 4 (0.11%) SDL Web 8
7 3 (0.085%) Payment Gateway
7 3 (0.085%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 2 (0.056%) Infor M3
8 2 (0.056%) Oracle Applications
8 2 (0.056%) Sage 200
8 2 (0.056%) Sage CRM
9 1 (0.028%) Dynamics GP
9 1 (0.028%) Oracle EBS
9 1 (0.028%) Oracle ERP
9 1 (0.028%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 997 (28.12%) Microsoft Azure
2 324 (9.14%) Amazon AWS
3 71 (2.00%) Serverless
4 61 (1.72%) GitHub
5 42 (1.18%) SaaS
6 41 (1.16%) Amazon EC2
6 41 (1.16%) Azure Functions
7 40 (1.13%) Google Cloud Platform
8 31 (0.87%) Cloud Computing
9 30 (0.85%) npm
10 25 (0.71%) Office 365
11 23 (0.65%) PaaS
12 22 (0.62%) NuGet
13 14 (0.39%) AWS Lambda
14 13 (0.37%) Dynamics 365
15 11 (0.31%) Azure Active Directory
16 10 (0.28%) IaaS
17 7 (0.20%) Trello
18 6 (0.17%) Azure Data Factory
19 5 (0.14%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 58 (1.64%) HTTP
2 33 (0.93%) Internet
3 12 (0.34%) SMTP
3 12 (0.34%) TCP/IP
4 9 (0.25%) DNS
5 8 (0.23%) IMAP
6 7 (0.20%) SMS
7 6 (0.17%) AMQP
7 6 (0.17%) HTTPS
8 5 (0.14%) FTP
8 5 (0.14%) Kerberos
8 5 (0.14%) SSL
9 4 (0.11%) Intranet
9 4 (0.11%) MQTT
10 3 (0.085%) WEP
10 3 (0.085%) Wireshark
11 2 (0.056%) RTMP
11 2 (0.056%) Skype
12 1 (0.028%) Multicast
12 1 (0.028%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,552 (43.77%) SQL Server
2 215 (6.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 162 (4.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 150 (4.23%) Relational Database
5 135 (3.81%) NoSQL
6 106 (2.99%) SQL Server 2012
7 90 (2.54%) MongoDB
8 89 (2.51%) Azure SQL Database
9 81 (2.28%) SQL Server 2016
10 78 (2.20%) SQL Server 2008
11 71 (2.00%) Cosmos DB
12 60 (1.69%) MySQL
13 59 (1.66%) Redis
14 50 (1.41%) Oracle Database
15 48 (1.35%) SQL Server 2014
16 42 (1.18%) Power BI
17 39 (1.10%) PostgreSQL
17 39 (1.10%) SQL Server Analysis Services
18 38 (1.07%) RDBMS
19 29 (0.82%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 362 (10.21%) Visual Studio
2 346 (9.76%) Git (software)
3 263 (7.42%) Team Foundation Server
4 251 (7.08%) TeamCity
5 231 (6.51%) Octopus Deploy
6 146 (4.12%) NUnit
7 140 (3.95%) Visual Studio Team System
8 121 (3.41%) JIRA
9 97 (2.74%) Jenkins
10 93 (2.62%) Selenium
11 72 (2.03%) SpecFlow
12 53 (1.49%) ReSharper
13 43 (1.21%) MSTest
14 39 (1.10%) Moq
15 34 (0.96%) Subversion
16 28 (0.79%) Bitbucket
17 27 (0.76%) webpack
18 23 (0.65%) MSBuild
19 18 (0.51%) gulp
20 16 (0.45%) AccuRev
General
1 655 (18.47%) Finance
2 313 (8.83%) Banking
3 102 (2.88%) Front Office
3 102 (2.88%) Retail
4 89 (2.51%) Investment Banking
5 58 (1.64%) Marketing
6 53 (1.49%) Financial Institution
7 42 (1.18%) Law
8 40 (1.13%) Back Office
9 35 (0.99%) Legal
9 35 (0.99%) Telecoms
10 33 (0.93%) Advertising
11 24 (0.68%) Manufacturing
12 21 (0.59%) Games
13 18 (0.51%) Automotive
14 14 (0.39%) Electronics
15 10 (0.28%) Corporate Banking
16 7 (0.20%) Pharmaceutical
17 5 (0.14%) Music Industry
18 3 (0.085%) French Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3,546 (100.00%) .NET
2 1,738 (49.01%) ASP.NET
3 1,062 (29.95%) ASP.NET Web API
4 1,014 (28.60%) AngularJS
5 1,010 (28.48%) HTML
6 994 (28.03%) ASP.NET MVC
7 974 (27.47%) .NET Framework
8 833 (23.49%) CSS
9 586 (16.53%) Entity Framework
10 547 (15.43%) jQuery
11 539 (15.20%) .NET Core
11 539 (15.20%) Web Services
12 457 (12.89%) WCF
13 363 (10.24%) React
14 331 (9.33%) REST
15 304 (8.57%) HTML5
16 285 (8.04%) WPF
17 282 (7.95%) RESTful
18 229 (6.46%) Angular 2
19 192 (5.41%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 355 (10.01%) Greenfield Project
2 135 (3.81%) Fintech
3 117 (3.30%) Enterprise Software
4 92 (2.59%) Analytical Skills
5 86 (2.43%) User Experience
6 75 (2.12%) Computer Science
7 70 (1.97%) Fixed Income
8 68 (1.92%) Self-Motivation
9 63 (1.78%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 46 (1.30%) Mobile App
11 37 (1.04%) Equities
12 30 (0.85%) Derivative
13 28 (0.79%) Hedge funds
14 23 (0.65%) Credit Risk
15 21 (0.59%) Market Risk
16 20 (0.56%) Blog
17 17 (0.48%) Online Banking
18 16 (0.45%) Algorithms
18 16 (0.45%) Client/Server
18 16 (0.45%) Grid Computing
Operating Systems
1 234 (6.60%) Windows
2 35 (0.99%) Windows Server
3 31 (0.87%) Linux
4 25 (0.71%) Android
4 25 (0.71%) Apple iOS
5 7 (0.20%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (0.11%) Unix
6 4 (0.11%) Windows Mobile
7 3 (0.085%) Windows Embedded Compact
7 3 (0.085%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.028%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.028%) MVS
8 1 (0.028%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.028%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,719 (48.48%) Agile Software Development
2 1,702 (48.00%) MVC
3 1,004 (28.31%) TDD
4 592 (16.69%) Scrum
5 438 (12.35%) Microservices
6 383 (10.80%) Continuous Integration
7 381 (10.74%) BDD
8 335 (9.45%) SOLID
9 325 (9.17%) Unit Testing
10 319 (9.00%) E-Commerce
11 277 (7.81%) OO
12 272 (7.67%) Web Development
13 246 (6.94%) Problem-Solving
14 230 (6.49%) Software Engineering
15 214 (6.03%) SDLC
16 205 (5.78%) SOA
17 200 (5.64%) DevOps
18 192 (5.41%) Test Automation
19 142 (4.00%) Multithreading
20 114 (3.21%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 3,028 (85.39%) C#
2 1,432 (40.38%) SQL
3 1,392 (39.26%) JavaScript
4 270 (7.61%) T-SQL
5 232 (6.54%) VB.NET
6 201 (5.67%) TypeScript
7 98 (2.76%) PowerShell
8 94 (2.65%) Java
9 81 (2.28%) VB
10 56 (1.58%) PL/SQL
11 47 (1.33%) Python
12 42 (1.18%) VBA
13 39 (1.10%) C++
14 35 (0.99%) VB6
15 34 (0.96%) C
16 20 (0.56%) PHP
17 14 (0.39%) XAML
18 10 (0.28%) ES6
19 9 (0.25%) F#
19 9 (0.25%) R
Qualifications
1 132 (3.72%) Degree
2 77 (2.17%) Security Cleared
3 62 (1.75%) SC Cleared
4 37 (1.04%) Computer Science Degree
5 9 (0.25%) Microsoft Certification
6 8 (0.23%) Master's Degree
6 8 (0.23%) Numerate Degree
7 4 (0.11%) BPSS Clearance
7 4 (0.11%) CTC Cleared
7 4 (0.11%) TOGAF Certification
8 2 (0.056%) BC Cleared
8 2 (0.056%) DV Cleared
8 2 (0.056%) MCP
9 1 (0.028%) HND
9 1 (0.028%) MCPD
9 1 (0.028%) MCSD
9 1 (0.028%) MCTS
9 1 (0.028%) PhD
9 1 (0.028%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 116 (3.27%) QA
2 13 (0.37%) PCI DSS
3 12 (0.34%) GDPR
4 11 (0.31%) GCP
4 11 (0.31%) SLA
5 3 (0.085%) Disclosure Scotland
5 3 (0.085%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (0.085%) Solvency II
6 2 (0.056%) Dodd-Frank
6 2 (0.056%) EMIR
6 2 (0.056%) MiFID
6 2 (0.056%) WCAG
7 1 (0.028%) HL7
7 1 (0.028%) IEC 62304
7 1 (0.028%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.028%) PMO
7 1 (0.028%) TickIT
7 1 (0.028%) WAI
System Software
1 177 (4.99%) Docker
2 13 (0.37%) Active Directory
3 3 (0.085%) Platform Symphony
4 2 (0.056%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (0.056%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.028%) Firmware
5 1 (0.028%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 79 (2.23%) Kubernetes
2 27 (0.76%) Ansible
3 20 (0.56%) Single Sign-On
4 13 (0.37%) Terraform
5 11 (0.31%) Puppet
6 10 (0.28%) Opscode Chef
7 5 (0.14%) Docker Swarm
8 4 (0.11%) CA Single Sign-On
8 4 (0.11%) HP Fortify
8 4 (0.11%) Kibana
9 2 (0.056%) Control-M
10 1 (0.028%) Grafana
10 1 (0.028%) PingFederate
10 1 (0.028%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 722 (20.36%) Microsoft
2 232 (6.54%) Oracle
3 123 (3.47%) Sitecore
4 43 (1.21%) Capita
5 40 (1.13%) Google
6 26 (0.73%) SAP
7 24 (0.68%) Xamarin
8 23 (0.65%) Salesforce.com
9 19 (0.54%) Citrix
10 18 (0.51%) DevExpress
10 18 (0.51%) Teradata
11 17 (0.48%) Tableau
12 12 (0.34%) Bloomberg
12 12 (0.34%) Telerik
13 11 (0.31%) Splunk
14 10 (0.28%) TIBCO
15 7 (0.20%) Adobe
15 7 (0.20%) Atlassian
15 7 (0.20%) Charles River
16 6 (0.17%) SimCorp