Period
to 22 July 2018

The median contractor rate for a .NET Developer was £413 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 22 July 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
22 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 68 76 84
Rank change year-on-year +8 +8 -25
Contract jobs requiring a .NET Developer 3,418 2,905 2,952
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 3.31% 3.03% 2.68%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.49% 3.19% 2.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,733 2,180 2,257
UK median daily rate £413 £375 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% +4.17% +2.86%
10th Percentile £307 £269 £263
90th Percentile £575 £569 £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 6 28 32
UK median hourly rate £38.75 £44.25 £43.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.43% +2.91% +22.86%
10th Percentile £32.50 £22.66 £22.20
90th Percentile £48.00 £46.45 £71.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.75 £45.00 £42.75
% change year-on-year -13.89% +5.26% +22.14%

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 98,001 91,080 104,622
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.84% 94.94% 95.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 64,208 59,037 68,093
UK median daily rate £450 £428 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.14% +0.71% +6.25%
10th Percentile £269 £263 £256
90th Percentile £638 £619 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +3.13% +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3,166 2,930 3,110
UK median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -2.63% +8.57%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.75 £10.32
90th Percentile £48.75 £50.00 £47.39
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year - -7.89% +11.76%

.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 22 July 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
Top 16 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 22 July 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 +6 3,115 £420 +12.00% 1,462
UK excluding London -2 1,856 £375 +7.14% 1,092
London +19 1,520 £475 +5.56% 437
North of England -5 505 £360 +6.67% 333
South East -15 464 £400 +14.29% 283
Midlands -4 282 £365 +15.87% 183
North West +15 252 £363 +7.41% 198
Yorkshire -7 211 £350 +6.06% 105
South West +5 209 £375 +7.14% 127
West Midlands +5 178 £375 +15.38% 81
Scotland -2 160 £368 +5.00% 44
East of England +5 137 £400 +14.29% 97
East Midlands -13 104 £350 +14.75% 102
Northern Ireland +45 53 £433 +57.27% 8
Wales -14 52 £375 +7.14% 16
North East -13 42 £325 -4.41% 30

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

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 3,418 (100.00%) .NET
2 2,911 (85.17%) C#
3 1,710 (50.03%) MVC
4 1,708 (49.97%) ASP.NET
5 1,644 (48.10%) Agile Software Development
6 1,573 (46.02%) SQL Server
7 1,386 (40.55%) JavaScript
8 1,350 (39.50%) SQL
9 1,050 (30.72%) ASP.NET Web API
10 1,040 (30.43%) HTML
11 1,013 (29.64%) AngularJS
12 1,003 (29.34%) ASP.NET MVC
13 999 (29.23%) TDD
14 947 (27.71%) Microsoft Azure
15 885 (25.89%) CSS
16 872 (25.51%) .NET Framework
17 708 (20.71%) Microsoft
18 645 (18.87%) Finance
19 585 (17.12%) jQuery
20 552 (16.15%) Scrum
21 504 (14.75%) Web Services
22 499 (14.60%) Entity Framework
23 478 (13.98%) WCF
24 435 (12.73%) .NET Core
25 423 (12.38%) Microservices
26 375 (10.97%) Continuous Integration
27 355 (10.39%) Visual Studio
27 355 (10.39%) BDD
28 354 (10.36%) React
28 354 (10.36%) Unit Testing

.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
1 128 (3.74%) CMS
2 105 (3.07%) IIS
3 98 (2.87%) NServiceBus
4 78 (2.28%) Elasticsearch
5 73 (2.14%) Umbraco
6 64 (1.87%) Sitecore CMS
7 54 (1.58%) SharePoint
8 24 (0.70%) EPiServer
9 20 (0.59%) BizTalk Server
10 16 (0.47%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 14 (0.41%) Confluence
11 14 (0.41%) Kentico
12 11 (0.32%) Apache Solr
13 10 (0.29%) Apache
14 7 (0.20%) K2 blackpearl
14 7 (0.20%) Oracle Workflow
15 6 (0.18%) SharePoint 2010
15 6 (0.18%) WebSphere
16 5 (0.15%) Apache Spark
17 4 (0.12%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 42 (1.23%) Microsoft Excel
2 25 (0.73%) Microsoft Office
3 11 (0.32%) Spreadsheet
4 4 (0.12%) Photoshop
5 3 (0.088%) Acrobat
5 3 (0.088%) Chatbot
6 2 (0.059%) InfoPath
7 1 (0.029%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 47 (1.38%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (0.23%) Markit EDM
2 8 (0.23%) SAP S/4HANA
3 6 (0.18%) Bloomberg AIM
3 6 (0.18%) Eagle PACE
3 6 (0.18%) Front Arena
3 6 (0.18%) thinkFolio
4 5 (0.15%) Endur
4 5 (0.15%) SimCorp Dimension
5 4 (0.12%) Infor M3
5 4 (0.12%) SDL Web 8
6 3 (0.088%) Payment Gateway
7 2 (0.059%) Dynamics NAV
7 2 (0.059%) Oracle Applications
7 2 (0.059%) Sage 200
7 2 (0.059%) Sage CRM
8 1 (0.029%) Dynamics AX
8 1 (0.029%) Dynamics GP
8 1 (0.029%) Kondor
8 1 (0.029%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 947 (27.71%) Microsoft Azure
2 331 (9.68%) Amazon AWS
3 68 (1.99%) Serverless
4 54 (1.58%) GitHub
5 44 (1.29%) Cloud Computing
6 35 (1.02%) Amazon EC2
7 34 (0.99%) SaaS
8 28 (0.82%) Google Cloud Platform
8 28 (0.82%) npm
9 25 (0.73%) PaaS
10 21 (0.61%) Office 365
11 18 (0.53%) NuGet
12 13 (0.38%) Dynamics 365
13 12 (0.35%) Azure Active Directory
14 10 (0.29%) AWS Lambda
15 9 (0.26%) IaaS
16 8 (0.23%) Amazon SQS
17 6 (0.18%) AWS CloudFormation
17 6 (0.18%) Trello
18 4 (0.12%) Algolia
Communications & Networking
1 55 (1.61%) HTTP
2 35 (1.02%) Internet
3 10 (0.29%) SMTP
4 9 (0.26%) DNS
4 9 (0.26%) SMS
5 7 (0.20%) FTP
5 7 (0.20%) Intranet
6 6 (0.18%) HTTPS
7 5 (0.15%) SSL
7 5 (0.15%) TCP/IP
8 4 (0.12%) IMAP
8 4 (0.12%) Skype
8 4 (0.12%) WEP
9 3 (0.088%) AMQP
9 3 (0.088%) Firewall
9 3 (0.088%) MQTT
9 3 (0.088%) Wireshark
10 2 (0.059%) IGMP
11 1 (0.029%) Network Security
11 1 (0.029%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,573 (46.02%) SQL Server
2 202 (5.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 170 (4.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 157 (4.59%) Relational Database
5 136 (3.98%) NoSQL
6 133 (3.89%) SQL Server 2012
7 89 (2.60%) SQL Server 2008
8 81 (2.37%) MongoDB
9 79 (2.31%) SQL Server 2016
10 75 (2.19%) Azure SQL Database
11 57 (1.67%) SQL Server 2014
12 56 (1.64%) MySQL
13 54 (1.58%) Cosmos DB
14 48 (1.40%) Oracle Database
14 48 (1.40%) RDBMS
15 41 (1.20%) Redis
16 35 (1.02%) PostgreSQL
16 35 (1.02%) Power BI
16 35 (1.02%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 34 (0.99%) RavenDB
Development Applications
1 355 (10.39%) Visual Studio
2 328 (9.60%) Git (software)
3 266 (7.78%) Team Foundation Server
4 235 (6.88%) TeamCity
5 220 (6.44%) Octopus Deploy
6 181 (5.30%) NUnit
7 134 (3.92%) Visual Studio Team System
8 104 (3.04%) JIRA
9 86 (2.52%) Jenkins
10 85 (2.49%) SpecFlow
11 78 (2.28%) Selenium
12 63 (1.84%) MSTest
13 56 (1.64%) Subversion
14 51 (1.49%) Moq
15 46 (1.35%) ReSharper
16 24 (0.70%) Bitbucket
17 22 (0.64%) webpack
18 17 (0.50%) Atlassian Bamboo
19 16 (0.47%) MSBuild
20 14 (0.41%) Jasmine
General
1 645 (18.87%) Finance
2 326 (9.54%) Banking
3 105 (3.07%) Retail
4 89 (2.60%) Front Office
5 88 (2.57%) Investment Banking
6 66 (1.93%) Marketing
7 54 (1.58%) Financial Institution
8 43 (1.26%) Back Office
8 43 (1.26%) Law
9 37 (1.08%) Legal
10 35 (1.02%) Advertising
10 35 (1.02%) Telecoms
11 29 (0.85%) Manufacturing
12 19 (0.56%) Electronics
13 18 (0.53%) Games
14 16 (0.47%) Automotive
15 7 (0.20%) Corporate Banking
16 6 (0.18%) Pharmaceutical
17 5 (0.15%) Music Industry
18 4 (0.12%) French Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3,418 (100.00%) .NET
2 1,708 (49.97%) ASP.NET
3 1,050 (30.72%) ASP.NET Web API
4 1,040 (30.43%) HTML
5 1,013 (29.64%) AngularJS
6 1,003 (29.34%) ASP.NET MVC
7 885 (25.89%) CSS
8 872 (25.51%) .NET Framework
9 585 (17.12%) jQuery
10 504 (14.75%) Web Services
11 499 (14.60%) Entity Framework
12 478 (13.98%) WCF
13 435 (12.73%) .NET Core
14 354 (10.36%) React
15 333 (9.74%) HTML5
16 314 (9.19%) REST
17 309 (9.04%) RESTful
18 271 (7.93%) WPF
19 222 (6.50%) Angular 2
20 202 (5.91%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 326 (9.54%) Greenfield Project
2 124 (3.63%) Fintech
3 119 (3.48%) Enterprise Software
4 83 (2.43%) User Experience
5 77 (2.25%) Analytical Skills
6 59 (1.73%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 50 (1.46%) Fixed Income
8 49 (1.43%) Computer Science
9 45 (1.32%) Self-Motivation
10 39 (1.14%) Mobile App
11 27 (0.79%) Online Banking
12 26 (0.76%) Equities
13 25 (0.73%) N-Tier
14 24 (0.70%) Client/Server
15 23 (0.67%) Derivative
16 21 (0.61%) Grid Computing
17 20 (0.59%) Algorithms
17 20 (0.59%) Market Risk
18 19 (0.56%) Public Cloud
19 18 (0.53%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 246 (7.20%) Windows
2 32 (0.94%) Windows Server
3 29 (0.85%) Linux
4 20 (0.59%) Apple iOS
5 19 (0.56%) Android
6 6 (0.18%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (0.15%) Windows 7
7 5 (0.15%) Windows Mobile
8 4 (0.12%) Unix
9 3 (0.088%) Windows Embedded Compact
9 3 (0.088%) Windows Server 2008
10 2 (0.059%) VxWorks
10 2 (0.059%) Windows Phone
10 2 (0.059%) Windows Phone 8
11 1 (0.029%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.029%) MVS
11 1 (0.029%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.029%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,710 (50.03%) MVC
2 1,644 (48.10%) Agile Software Development
3 999 (29.23%) TDD
4 552 (16.15%) Scrum
5 423 (12.38%) Microservices
6 375 (10.97%) Continuous Integration
7 355 (10.39%) BDD
8 354 (10.36%) Unit Testing
9 337 (9.86%) SOLID
10 290 (8.48%) Web Development
11 289 (8.46%) E-Commerce
12 270 (7.90%) OO
13 233 (6.82%) Problem-Solving
14 232 (6.79%) SOA
15 196 (5.73%) DevOps
16 181 (5.30%) Software Engineering
17 167 (4.89%) Test Automation
18 166 (4.86%) SDLC
19 148 (4.33%) Multithreading
20 121 (3.54%) CQRS
Programming Languages
1 2,911 (85.17%) C#
2 1,386 (40.55%) JavaScript
3 1,350 (39.50%) SQL
4 285 (8.34%) T-SQL
5 249 (7.28%) VB.NET
6 191 (5.59%) TypeScript
7 106 (3.10%) PowerShell
8 92 (2.69%) VB
9 86 (2.52%) Java
10 59 (1.73%) Python
11 57 (1.67%) PL/SQL
12 51 (1.49%) VBA
13 48 (1.40%) VB6
14 42 (1.23%) C++
15 23 (0.67%) PHP
16 22 (0.64%) C
17 17 (0.50%) ES6
18 14 (0.41%) XAML
19 13 (0.38%) R
20 9 (0.26%) F#
Qualifications
1 105 (3.07%) Degree
2 66 (1.93%) Security Cleared
3 46 (1.35%) SC Cleared
4 25 (0.73%) Computer Science Degree
5 16 (0.47%) Microsoft Certification
6 8 (0.23%) BPSS Clearance
6 8 (0.23%) Master's Degree
7 7 (0.20%) MCP
8 5 (0.15%) TOGAF Certification
9 4 (0.12%) BC Cleared
9 4 (0.12%) CTC Cleared
10 3 (0.088%) DBS Check
11 2 (0.059%) MCSD
11 2 (0.059%) MCTS
12 1 (0.029%) DV Cleared
12 1 (0.029%) HND
12 1 (0.029%) MCAD
12 1 (0.029%) MCPD
12 1 (0.029%) PhD
12 1 (0.029%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 82 (2.40%) QA
2 26 (0.76%) PCI DSS
3 14 (0.41%) GDPR
4 11 (0.32%) GCP
5 6 (0.18%) SLA
6 5 (0.15%) Disclosure Scotland
7 4 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 3 (0.088%) PMO
8 3 (0.088%) Solvency II
9 2 (0.059%) Dodd-Frank
9 2 (0.059%) EMIR
9 2 (0.059%) MiFID
10 1 (0.029%) HL7
10 1 (0.029%) WAI
10 1 (0.029%) WCAG
System Software
1 151 (4.42%) Docker
2 14 (0.41%) Active Directory
3 7 (0.20%) Platform Symphony
4 4 (0.12%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.029%) Firmware
5 1 (0.029%) VirtualBox
5 1 (0.029%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 50 (1.46%) Kubernetes
2 17 (0.50%) Terraform
3 15 (0.44%) Single Sign-On
4 10 (0.29%) Ansible
5 8 (0.23%) Control-M
6 7 (0.20%) Opscode Chef
7 5 (0.15%) Puppet
8 4 (0.12%) BladeLogic
8 4 (0.12%) Docker Swarm
8 4 (0.12%) Grafana
9 3 (0.088%) Kibana
10 2 (0.059%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 1 (0.029%) CA Service Virtualization
11 1 (0.029%) Graphite
11 1 (0.029%) HP ALM
11 1 (0.029%) PingFederate
11 1 (0.029%) StatsD
Vendors
1 708 (20.71%) Microsoft
2 218 (6.38%) Oracle
3 117 (3.42%) Sitecore
4 36 (1.05%) SAP
5 35 (1.02%) Capita
6 34 (0.99%) Google
7 28 (0.82%) Xamarin
8 27 (0.79%) Telerik
9 20 (0.59%) Salesforce.com
10 19 (0.56%) Tableau
11 13 (0.38%) Sybase
12 12 (0.35%) DevExpress
12 12 (0.35%) Splunk
13 11 (0.32%) Citrix
13 11 (0.32%) SimCorp
13 11 (0.32%) Teradata
14 9 (0.26%) Micro Focus
15 8 (0.23%) Embarcadero
16 7 (0.20%) Atlassian
16 7 (0.20%) Bloomberg