Period
to 13 December 2017

The median contractor rate for a .NET Developer was £393 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 13 December 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.

.NET Developer
UK
6 months to
13 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 82 80 67
Rank change year-on-year -2 -13 -6
Contract jobs requiring a .NET Developer 2915 2974 3409
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.82% 2.88% 3.03%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.97% 3.04% 3.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 2302 2234 2503
UK median daily rate £393 £365 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.60% +4.29% -
10th Percentile £300 £268 £268
90th Percentile £560 £531 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year - +3.70% +3.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 40 34
UK median hourly rate £45.00 £40.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.50% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £24.97 £18.50 £20.91
90th Percentile £51.00 £46.15 £56.04
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £40.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +12.50% - +6.67%

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 98012 97767 106873
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.86% 94.72% 94.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 64916 63784 68168
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +4.94% +1.25%
10th Percentile £260 £250 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £395 £375
% change year-on-year +1.27% +5.33% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2858 3318 4055
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.89% - +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.76 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +2.86% - +6.06%

.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 13 December 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 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 13 December 2017.

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 13 December 2017. 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 -4 2731 £400 +8.11% 772
UK excluding London -10 1620 £350 - 581
London +20 1263 £450 +5.88% 232
South East +1 497 £363 +3.20% 143
North of England -7 359 £340 +0.74% 210
Midlands -19 268 £343 +5.38% 91
South West -15 209 £350 - 49
North West -14 190 £350 +3.70% 109
Yorkshire +2 154 £330 +1.54% 93
West Midlands -12 153 £350 +2.94% 34
East of England -15 147 £363 +10.69% 47
East Midlands -14 113 £340 +4.62% 55
Scotland -17 95 £363 +11.54% 26
Wales +29 51 £325 -17.46% 13
North East +17 15 £320 -10.18% 8
Northern Ireland -48 6 £400 +8.84% 2
Isle of Man - 1 £210 -

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

For the 6 months to 13 December 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 2915 (100.00%) .NET
2 2519 (86.42%) C#
3 1552 (53.24%) MVC
4 1491 (51.15%) ASP.NET
5 1470 (50.43%) SQL Server
6 1427 (48.95%) Agile Software Development
7 1176 (40.34%) JavaScript
8 1140 (39.11%) SQL
9 988 (33.89%) TDD
10 919 (31.53%) ASP.NET Web API
11 910 (31.22%) HTML
12 843 (28.92%) ASP.NET MVC
13 811 (27.82%) AngularJS
14 810 (27.79%) CSS
15 665 (22.81%) Microsoft
16 659 (22.61%) .NET Framework
17 584 (20.03%) Microsoft Azure
18 537 (18.42%) Finance
19 532 (18.25%) jQuery
20 486 (16.67%) Scrum
21 444 (15.23%) Web Services
21 444 (15.23%) WCF
22 364 (12.49%) Continuous Integration
23 361 (12.38%) Web Development
24 357 (12.25%) BDD
25 353 (12.11%) Entity Framework
26 310 (10.63%) HTML5
27 305 (10.46%) Visual Studio
28 303 (10.39%) Git (software)
29 294 (10.09%) SOLID

.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
1 162 (5.56%) CMS
2 111 (3.81%) IIS
3 95 (3.26%) Elasticsearch
4 64 (2.20%) SharePoint
5 61 (2.09%) Sitecore CMS
5 61 (2.09%) Umbraco
6 35 (1.20%) NServiceBus
7 27 (0.93%) Kentico
8 26 (0.89%) EPiServer
9 23 (0.79%) BizTalk Server
10 18 (0.62%) Confluence
11 14 (0.48%) Apache Solr
12 10 (0.34%) Apache
12 10 (0.34%) SharePoint 2010
13 9 (0.31%) SharePoint 2013
14 5 (0.17%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 4 (0.14%) Sitefinity
15 4 (0.14%) WebSphere
16 3 (0.10%) ColdFusion
16 3 (0.10%) Orchard CMS
Applications
1 63 (2.16%) Microsoft Excel
2 17 (0.58%) Microsoft Office
3 5 (0.17%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (0.14%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.069%) Fireworks
6 1 (0.034%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.034%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 33 (1.13%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.17%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 4 (0.14%) Dynamics NAV
4 3 (0.10%) Endur
4 3 (0.10%) Payment Gateway
4 3 (0.10%) SunGard GMI
5 2 (0.069%) Remedy ITSM
5 2 (0.069%) SDL Web 8
6 1 (0.034%) Adobe Campaign
6 1 (0.034%) BusinessWorks
6 1 (0.034%) Infor M3
6 1 (0.034%) nopCommerce
6 1 (0.034%) OpenText MBPM
6 1 (0.034%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 584 (20.03%) Microsoft Azure
2 282 (9.67%) Amazon AWS
3 41 (1.41%) GitHub
4 37 (1.27%) Serverless
5 24 (0.82%) AWS Lambda
6 20 (0.69%) PaaS
7 18 (0.62%) Google Cloud Platform
8 17 (0.58%) IaaS
9 15 (0.51%) SaaS
10 10 (0.34%) Office 365
11 9 (0.31%) Dynamics 365
12 8 (0.27%) Amazon EC2
12 8 (0.27%) npm
13 7 (0.24%) Cloud Computing
14 6 (0.21%) Amazon ELB
15 5 (0.17%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 4 (0.14%) Azure Active Directory
16 4 (0.14%) Google Analytics
17 3 (0.10%) Amazon EMR
17 3 (0.10%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 20 (0.69%) Internet
2 17 (0.58%) Intranet
3 15 (0.51%) SMS
4 13 (0.45%) SMTP
5 11 (0.38%) HTTP
6 10 (0.34%) TCP/IP
7 8 (0.27%) DNS
8 5 (0.17%) FTP
8 5 (0.17%) Network Security
9 4 (0.14%) CTI
9 4 (0.14%) Extranet
9 4 (0.14%) IMAP
9 4 (0.14%) VoIP
10 3 (0.10%) LDAP
11 2 (0.069%) Broadband
11 2 (0.069%) HTTPS
11 2 (0.069%) Skype
11 2 (0.069%) SSL
11 2 (0.069%) X.509
12 1 (0.034%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1470 (50.43%) SQL Server
2 177 (6.07%) NoSQL
3 151 (5.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 144 (4.94%) SQL Server 2008
5 134 (4.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 127 (4.36%) SQL Server 2012
7 119 (4.08%) Relational Database
8 117 (4.01%) MongoDB
9 65 (2.23%) SQL Server 2016
10 58 (1.99%) SQL Server 2014
11 54 (1.85%) Oracle Database
12 45 (1.54%) Data Warehouse
13 39 (1.34%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 36 (1.23%) MySQL
15 32 (1.10%) RDBMS
16 29 (0.99%) PostgreSQL
17 26 (0.89%) SQL Server 2005
18 25 (0.86%) Blockchain
19 24 (0.82%) RavenDB
20 19 (0.65%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 305 (10.46%) Visual Studio
2 303 (10.39%) Git (software)
3 288 (9.88%) Team Foundation Server
4 193 (6.62%) TeamCity
5 181 (6.21%) NUnit
6 140 (4.80%) Octopus Deploy
7 92 (3.16%) SpecFlow
8 65 (2.23%) JIRA
9 61 (2.09%) Selenium
10 58 (1.99%) Moq
11 57 (1.96%) MSTest
12 55 (1.89%) Visual Studio Team System
13 53 (1.82%) Subversion
14 51 (1.75%) MSBuild
15 47 (1.61%) ReSharper
16 41 (1.41%) Jenkins
17 31 (1.06%) Jasmine
18 30 (1.03%) NuGet
19 25 (0.86%) Atlassian Bamboo
20 16 (0.55%) Bitbucket
General
1 537 (18.42%) Finance
2 290 (9.95%) Banking
3 120 (4.12%) Front Office
4 101 (3.46%) Investment Banking
5 74 (2.54%) Retail
6 68 (2.33%) Marketing
7 47 (1.61%) Financial Institution
8 38 (1.30%) Back Office
8 38 (1.30%) Telecoms
9 32 (1.10%) Manufacturing
10 30 (1.03%) Advertising
11 24 (0.82%) Electronics
11 24 (0.82%) Law
12 22 (0.75%) Legal
13 17 (0.58%) Automotive
14 8 (0.27%) Games
14 8 (0.27%) Pharmaceutical
15 7 (0.24%) Prime Brokerage
16 6 (0.21%) Private Banking
16 6 (0.21%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2915 (100.00%) .NET
2 1491 (51.15%) ASP.NET
3 919 (31.53%) ASP.NET Web API
4 910 (31.22%) HTML
5 843 (28.92%) ASP.NET MVC
6 811 (27.82%) AngularJS
7 810 (27.79%) CSS
8 659 (22.61%) .NET Framework
9 532 (18.25%) jQuery
10 444 (15.23%) WCF
10 444 (15.23%) Web Services
11 353 (12.11%) Entity Framework
12 310 (10.63%) HTML5
13 262 (8.99%) REST
14 252 (8.64%) React
15 234 (8.03%) WPF
16 226 (7.75%) RESTful
17 217 (7.44%) .NET Core
18 202 (6.93%) XML
19 198 (6.79%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 216 (7.41%) Greenfield Project
2 82 (2.81%) N-Tier
3 81 (2.78%) Enterprise Software
4 73 (2.50%) Analytical Skills
5 72 (2.47%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 70 (2.40%) Computer Science
7 68 (2.33%) User Experience
8 66 (2.26%) Fintech
9 56 (1.92%) Equities
10 49 (1.68%) Fixed Income
11 48 (1.65%) Mobile App
12 46 (1.58%) Derivative
13 37 (1.27%) Client/Server
14 23 (0.79%) Algorithms
15 22 (0.75%) Hedge funds
16 21 (0.72%) Online Banking
17 19 (0.65%) NHS
17 19 (0.65%) Public Cloud
18 18 (0.62%) Blog
19 17 (0.58%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 264 (9.06%) Windows
2 53 (1.82%) Windows Server
3 30 (1.03%) Unix
4 23 (0.79%) Linux
5 14 (0.48%) Apple iOS
6 12 (0.41%) Windows Server 2008
7 11 (0.38%) Windows Server 2012
8 10 (0.34%) Android
9 6 (0.21%) Windows 10
10 4 (0.14%) MVS
10 4 (0.14%) Windows 7
11 3 (0.10%) Nucleus RTOS
11 3 (0.10%) Windows Phone
12 1 (0.034%) CentOS
12 1 (0.034%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.034%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.034%) SUSE
12 1 (0.034%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.034%) VxWorks
12 1 (0.034%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 1552 (53.24%) MVC
2 1427 (48.95%) Agile Software Development
3 988 (33.89%) TDD
4 486 (16.67%) Scrum
5 364 (12.49%) Continuous Integration
6 361 (12.38%) Web Development
7 357 (12.25%) BDD
8 294 (10.09%) SOLID
9 280 (9.61%) Unit Testing
10 239 (8.20%) Microservices
11 213 (7.31%) OO
12 210 (7.20%) Test Automation
13 196 (6.72%) E-Commerce
14 189 (6.48%) Software Engineering
15 167 (5.73%) SDLC
16 148 (5.08%) Front End Development
17 145 (4.97%) SOA
18 144 (4.94%) DevOps
19 129 (4.43%) OOP
20 128 (4.39%) Pair Programming
Programming Languages
1 2519 (86.42%) C#
2 1176 (40.34%) JavaScript
3 1140 (39.11%) SQL
4 283 (9.71%) T-SQL
5 252 (8.64%) VB.NET
6 133 (4.56%) TypeScript
7 113 (3.88%) Java
8 66 (2.26%) VBA
9 65 (2.23%) PowerShell
10 60 (2.06%) VB
11 42 (1.44%) C++
12 37 (1.27%) Python
13 36 (1.23%) PL/SQL
14 26 (0.89%) VB6
15 19 (0.65%) Ruby
16 17 (0.58%) F#
17 15 (0.51%) C
18 14 (0.48%) PHP
19 13 (0.45%) ES6
19 13 (0.45%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 124 (4.25%) Degree
2 51 (1.75%) Security Cleared
3 36 (1.23%) Computer Science Degree
4 23 (0.79%) SC Cleared
5 17 (0.58%) Microsoft Certification
6 10 (0.34%) BPSS Clearance
6 10 (0.34%) Master's Degree
7 7 (0.24%) DV Cleared
7 7 (0.24%) ISTQB
8 6 (0.21%) MCTS
8 6 (0.21%) PhD
9 5 (0.17%) MCAD
9 5 (0.17%) MCP
9 5 (0.17%) MCSD
9 5 (0.17%) Numerate Degree
10 3 (0.10%) AWS Certification
11 2 (0.069%) MCPD
12 1 (0.034%) CCNA
12 1 (0.034%) HND
12 1 (0.034%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 74 (2.54%) QA
2 24 (0.82%) MiFID
3 11 (0.38%) PCI DSS
4 8 (0.27%) Disclosure Scotland
5 6 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 5 (0.17%) GCP
7 3 (0.10%) SLA
7 3 (0.10%) WCAG
8 2 (0.069%) HL7
8 2 (0.069%) ISO 9001
8 2 (0.069%) PMO
9 1 (0.034%) Data Quality
9 1 (0.034%) EMIR
9 1 (0.034%) Government Security Classifications
9 1 (0.034%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 1 (0.034%) ISO 14001
9 1 (0.034%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 1 (0.034%) PSD2
9 1 (0.034%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 99 (3.40%) Docker
2 19 (0.65%) Active Directory
3 5 (0.17%) Virtual Machines
3 5 (0.17%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (0.10%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (0.069%) Hyper-V
5 2 (0.069%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 26 (0.89%) Ansible
2 22 (0.75%) Opscode Chef
3 16 (0.55%) Puppet
4 12 (0.41%) Kubernetes
5 5 (0.17%) Grafana
5 5 (0.17%) Prometheus
5 5 (0.17%) Terraform
6 4 (0.14%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 3 (0.10%) BladeLogic
8 2 (0.069%) CA Service Virtualization
8 2 (0.069%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 2 (0.069%) Kibana
8 2 (0.069%) logstash
8 2 (0.069%) Rancher
8 2 (0.069%) SCCM
8 2 (0.069%) vCenter Server
8 2 (0.069%) WebSphere Cast Iron
9 1 (0.034%) Nagios
Vendors
1 665 (22.81%) Microsoft
2 273 (9.37%) Oracle
3 84 (2.88%) Sitecore
4 27 (0.93%) SAP
5 24 (0.82%) Xamarin
6 23 (0.79%) Sybase
6 23 (0.79%) Telerik
7 22 (0.75%) Google
8 20 (0.69%) DevExpress
9 11 (0.38%) IBM
10 10 (0.34%) Capita
11 9 (0.31%) Bloomberg
11 9 (0.31%) VMware
12 8 (0.27%) Tableau
12 8 (0.27%) Twitter
13 7 (0.24%) Salesforce.com
14 6 (0.21%) Infragistics
14 6 (0.21%) Reuters
15 5 (0.17%) Charles River
15 5 (0.17%) TIBCO