Period
to 18 January 2018

The median contractor rate for a .NET Developer was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 18 January 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
18 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 83 77 65
Rank change year-on-year -6 -12 -4
Contract jobs requiring a .NET Developer 2,861 2,859 3,283
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.85% 2.94% 3.06%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.01% 3.10% 3.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,290 2,124 2,441
UK median daily rate £400 £365 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.59% +4.29% -
10th Percentile £305 £268 £269
90th Percentile £560 £538 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year - +3.70% +3.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 34 37
UK median hourly rate £45.00 £39.25 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.65% -1.88% +6.67%
10th Percentile £29.10 £14.61 £19.70
90th Percentile £161.00 £44.63 £59.49
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £39.25 £38.50
% change year-on-year +14.65% +1.95% +2.67%

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 95,087 92,090 101,917
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.80% 94.77% 94.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 63,169 60,120 64,967
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £260 £254 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £380
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,779 3,236 3,857
UK median hourly rate £18.50 £18.00 £18.52
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.78% -2.81% +12.24%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.25 £47.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year - -2.78% +9.09%

.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 18 January 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 18 January 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 18 January 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 2,654 £400 +6.67% 1,561
UK excluding London -14 1,583 £350 - 1,176
London +28 1,247 £475 +11.76% 456
South East -2 488 £365 +0.69% 325
North of England -4 357 £340 +0.29% 355
Midlands -21 249 £363 +11.54% 184
South West -25 187 £355 +1.43% 113
North West -12 183 £350 +1.82% 183
Yorkshire +5 159 £333 +2.31% 158
West Midlands -7 154 £375 +13.64% 81
East of England -17 135 £363 +8.21% 128
Scotland -8 100 £363 +11.54% 43
East Midlands -26 92 £350 +7.69% 102
Wales +41 70 £363 +13.28% 22
North East +11 15 £334 -13.31% 14
Northern Ireland -35 7 £400 +3.90% 6
Isle of Man - 1 £210 -

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

For the 6 months to 18 January 2018, .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 2,861 (100.00%) .NET
2 2,492 (87.10%) C#
3 1,552 (54.25%) MVC
4 1,475 (51.56%) ASP.NET
5 1,452 (50.75%) SQL Server
6 1,407 (49.18%) Agile Software Development
7 1,186 (41.45%) JavaScript
8 1,085 (37.92%) SQL
9 975 (34.08%) TDD
10 923 (32.26%) HTML
11 913 (31.91%) ASP.NET Web API
12 854 (29.85%) ASP.NET MVC
13 809 (28.28%) CSS
14 804 (28.10%) AngularJS
15 704 (24.61%) .NET Framework
16 620 (21.67%) Microsoft
17 579 (20.24%) Microsoft Azure
18 538 (18.80%) Finance
19 527 (18.42%) jQuery
20 473 (16.53%) Scrum
21 442 (15.45%) WCF
22 437 (15.27%) Web Services
23 372 (13.00%) Entity Framework
24 370 (12.93%) BDD
25 353 (12.34%) Continuous Integration
26 330 (11.53%) Web Development
27 324 (11.32%) Git (software)
28 306 (10.70%) HTML5
29 289 (10.10%) SOLID
30 284 (9.93%) Visual Studio

.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
1 161 (5.63%) CMS
2 112 (3.91%) IIS
3 95 (3.32%) Elasticsearch
4 62 (2.17%) Sitecore CMS
5 59 (2.06%) SharePoint
6 54 (1.89%) Umbraco
7 40 (1.40%) NServiceBus
8 29 (1.01%) EPiServer
9 23 (0.80%) BizTalk Server
9 23 (0.80%) Kentico
10 12 (0.42%) Confluence
11 11 (0.38%) Apache Solr
12 10 (0.35%) Apache
13 7 (0.24%) SharePoint 2010
13 7 (0.24%) SharePoint 2013
14 5 (0.17%) Apache Spark
15 4 (0.14%) Orchard CMS
15 4 (0.14%) Sitefinity
15 4 (0.14%) WebSphere
16 3 (0.10%) ColdFusion
Applications
1 67 (2.34%) Microsoft Excel
2 16 (0.56%) Microsoft Office
3 7 (0.24%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 5 (0.17%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.070%) Fireworks
6 1 (0.035%) InDesign
6 1 (0.035%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.035%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 31 (1.08%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.14%) Payment Gateway
3 3 (0.10%) Dynamics NAV
3 3 (0.10%) Endur
3 3 (0.10%) SunGard GMI
4 2 (0.070%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 1 (0.035%) Adobe Campaign
5 1 (0.035%) Infor M3
5 1 (0.035%) OpenText MBPM
5 1 (0.035%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.035%) SDL Web 8
5 1 (0.035%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 579 (20.24%) Microsoft Azure
2 278 (9.72%) Amazon AWS
3 46 (1.61%) GitHub
4 32 (1.12%) Serverless
5 19 (0.66%) PaaS
6 16 (0.56%) Google Cloud Platform
6 16 (0.56%) IaaS
7 15 (0.52%) SaaS
8 13 (0.45%) AWS Lambda
9 11 (0.38%) Dynamics 365
10 10 (0.35%) Office 365
11 9 (0.31%) Cloud Computing
12 8 (0.28%) Google Analytics
12 8 (0.28%) npm
13 6 (0.21%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 6 (0.21%) Amazon EC2
13 6 (0.21%) Amazon ELB
13 6 (0.21%) Dropbox
14 4 (0.14%) Google Tag Manager
15 3 (0.10%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 16 (0.56%) Internet
1 16 (0.56%) Intranet
2 13 (0.45%) SMS
3 12 (0.42%) SMTP
4 10 (0.35%) HTTP
5 7 (0.24%) TCP/IP
6 5 (0.17%) FTP
6 5 (0.17%) Network Security
7 4 (0.14%) CTI
7 4 (0.14%) Extranet
7 4 (0.14%) VoIP
8 3 (0.10%) WEP
9 2 (0.070%) AMQP
9 2 (0.070%) Broadband
9 2 (0.070%) DNS
9 2 (0.070%) HTTPS
9 2 (0.070%) IMAP
9 2 (0.070%) Skype
9 2 (0.070%) SSL
10 1 (0.035%) IGMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,452 (50.75%) SQL Server
2 164 (5.73%) NoSQL
3 142 (4.96%) SQL Server 2008
4 140 (4.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 127 (4.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 122 (4.26%) Relational Database
7 118 (4.12%) SQL Server 2012
8 108 (3.77%) MongoDB
9 59 (2.06%) Oracle Database
10 56 (1.96%) SQL Server 2016
11 54 (1.89%) SQL Server 2014
12 45 (1.57%) Data Warehouse
13 43 (1.50%) RDBMS
14 40 (1.40%) MySQL
15 34 (1.19%) PostgreSQL
16 30 (1.05%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 29 (1.01%) SQL Server 2005
18 26 (0.91%) Blockchain
19 21 (0.73%) Azure SQL Database
19 21 (0.73%) RavenDB
Development Applications
1 324 (11.32%) Git (software)
2 284 (9.93%) Visual Studio
3 278 (9.72%) Team Foundation Server
4 182 (6.36%) TeamCity
5 178 (6.22%) NUnit
6 134 (4.68%) Octopus Deploy
7 72 (2.52%) JIRA
8 70 (2.45%) SpecFlow
9 67 (2.34%) Selenium
10 65 (2.27%) MSTest
11 60 (2.10%) Moq
12 58 (2.03%) Subversion
13 57 (1.99%) Visual Studio Team System
14 52 (1.82%) ReSharper
15 49 (1.71%) MSBuild
16 44 (1.54%) Jenkins
17 29 (1.01%) NuGet
18 27 (0.94%) Jasmine
19 21 (0.73%) Atlassian Bamboo
20 16 (0.56%) Bitbucket
General
1 538 (18.80%) Finance
2 275 (9.61%) Banking
3 102 (3.57%) Front Office
4 87 (3.04%) Investment Banking
5 76 (2.66%) Retail
6 70 (2.45%) Marketing
7 48 (1.68%) Financial Institution
8 43 (1.50%) Back Office
9 36 (1.26%) Telecoms
10 29 (1.01%) Manufacturing
11 28 (0.98%) Advertising
12 26 (0.91%) Law
13 24 (0.84%) Legal
14 20 (0.70%) Electronics
15 15 (0.52%) Automotive
16 8 (0.28%) Pharmaceutical
17 6 (0.21%) Games
17 6 (0.21%) Prime Brokerage
18 4 (0.14%) Private Banking
18 4 (0.14%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2,861 (100.00%) .NET
2 1,475 (51.56%) ASP.NET
3 923 (32.26%) HTML
4 913 (31.91%) ASP.NET Web API
5 854 (29.85%) ASP.NET MVC
6 809 (28.28%) CSS
7 804 (28.10%) AngularJS
8 704 (24.61%) .NET Framework
9 527 (18.42%) jQuery
10 442 (15.45%) WCF
11 437 (15.27%) Web Services
12 372 (13.00%) Entity Framework
13 306 (10.70%) HTML5
14 263 (9.19%) React
15 254 (8.88%) REST
16 240 (8.39%) RESTful
16 240 (8.39%) WPF
17 217 (7.58%) .NET Core
18 186 (6.50%) Twitter Bootstrap
19 184 (6.43%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 211 (7.38%) Greenfield Project
2 96 (3.36%) Enterprise Software
3 87 (3.04%) N-Tier
4 78 (2.73%) Fintech
5 71 (2.48%) Analytical Skills
6 66 (2.31%) Computer Science
7 63 (2.20%) User Experience
8 62 (2.17%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 40 (1.40%) Derivative
9 40 (1.40%) Fixed Income
10 39 (1.36%) Client/Server
11 36 (1.26%) Mobile App
12 35 (1.22%) Equities
13 27 (0.94%) Algorithms
14 24 (0.84%) Online Banking
15 23 (0.80%) Blog
15 23 (0.80%) Hedge funds
15 23 (0.80%) Public Cloud
16 21 (0.73%) Data Structures
17 17 (0.59%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 246 (8.60%) Windows
2 47 (1.64%) Windows Server
3 30 (1.05%) Unix
4 23 (0.80%) Linux
5 11 (0.38%) Apple iOS
5 11 (0.38%) Windows Server 2012
6 8 (0.28%) Android
6 8 (0.28%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (0.14%) MVS
7 4 (0.14%) Windows 10
7 4 (0.14%) Windows 7
8 3 (0.10%) Nucleus RTOS
8 3 (0.10%) Windows Phone
9 1 (0.035%) CentOS
9 1 (0.035%) SUSE
9 1 (0.035%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.035%) VxWorks
9 1 (0.035%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,552 (54.25%) MVC
2 1,407 (49.18%) Agile Software Development
3 975 (34.08%) TDD
4 473 (16.53%) Scrum
5 370 (12.93%) BDD
6 353 (12.34%) Continuous Integration
7 330 (11.53%) Web Development
8 289 (10.10%) SOLID
9 261 (9.12%) Unit Testing
10 255 (8.91%) Microservices
11 221 (7.72%) OO
12 215 (7.51%) E-Commerce
13 197 (6.89%) Test Automation
14 176 (6.15%) Software Engineering
15 140 (4.89%) DevOps
15 140 (4.89%) SDLC
16 139 (4.86%) SOA
17 133 (4.65%) Front End Development
17 133 (4.65%) OOP
18 118 (4.12%) Pair Programming
Programming Languages
1 2,492 (87.10%) C#
2 1,186 (41.45%) JavaScript
3 1,085 (37.92%) SQL
4 272 (9.51%) T-SQL
5 260 (9.09%) VB.NET
6 140 (4.89%) TypeScript
7 89 (3.11%) Java
8 62 (2.17%) VBA
9 61 (2.13%) PowerShell
10 55 (1.92%) VB
11 45 (1.57%) C++
12 42 (1.47%) PL/SQL
13 36 (1.26%) Python
14 20 (0.70%) Ruby
14 20 (0.70%) VB6
15 19 (0.66%) PHP
16 14 (0.49%) C
16 14 (0.49%) XAML
17 12 (0.42%) F#
18 11 (0.38%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 114 (3.98%) Degree
2 43 (1.50%) Security Cleared
3 32 (1.12%) Computer Science Degree
4 19 (0.66%) SC Cleared
5 18 (0.63%) Microsoft Certification
6 13 (0.45%) BPSS Clearance
7 8 (0.28%) Master's Degree
7 8 (0.28%) PhD
8 6 (0.21%) MCP
9 5 (0.17%) DV Cleared
9 5 (0.17%) MCAD
9 5 (0.17%) MCSD
9 5 (0.17%) MCTS
10 3 (0.10%) MCPD
11 2 (0.070%) DBS Check
11 2 (0.070%) ISTQB
12 1 (0.035%) AWS Certification
12 1 (0.035%) HND
12 1 (0.035%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 53 (1.85%) QA
2 25 (0.87%) MiFID
3 16 (0.56%) PCI DSS
4 7 (0.24%) Disclosure Scotland
4 7 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 6 (0.21%) GCP
6 5 (0.17%) HL7
7 4 (0.14%) SLA
8 3 (0.10%) WCAG
9 2 (0.070%) ISO 9001
9 2 (0.070%) PMO
10 1 (0.035%) EMIR
10 1 (0.035%) ISO 14001
10 1 (0.035%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 1 (0.035%) PSD2
System Software
1 87 (3.04%) Docker
2 13 (0.45%) Active Directory
3 5 (0.17%) Virtual Machines
3 5 (0.17%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (0.10%) Virtual Servers
5 2 (0.070%) Hyper-V
5 2 (0.070%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (0.070%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 27 (0.94%) Ansible
2 20 (0.70%) Opscode Chef
3 13 (0.45%) Puppet
4 9 (0.31%) Kubernetes
5 6 (0.21%) Grafana
5 6 (0.21%) Prometheus
5 6 (0.21%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 6 (0.21%) Terraform
6 5 (0.17%) BladeLogic
7 2 (0.070%) Kibana
7 2 (0.070%) logstash
7 2 (0.070%) Rancher
7 2 (0.070%) SCCM
7 2 (0.070%) vCenter Server
7 2 (0.070%) WebSphere Cast Iron
8 1 (0.035%) CA Service Virtualization
8 1 (0.035%) Consul
8 1 (0.035%) Nagios
Vendors
1 620 (21.67%) Microsoft
2 281 (9.82%) Oracle
3 81 (2.83%) Sitecore
4 31 (1.08%) Google
4 31 (1.08%) Xamarin
5 20 (0.70%) SAP
6 18 (0.63%) Sybase
7 15 (0.52%) DevExpress
8 14 (0.49%) Capita
8 14 (0.49%) Telerik
9 9 (0.31%) Tableau
10 8 (0.28%) Citrix
10 8 (0.28%) IBM
10 8 (0.28%) Twitter
10 8 (0.28%) VMware
11 6 (0.21%) Blue Prism
11 6 (0.21%) Splunk
12 5 (0.17%) Charles River
12 5 (0.17%) Infragistics
12 5 (0.17%) New Relic