Period
to 21 August 2017

The median contractor rate for a .NET Developer was £375 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 21 August 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
21 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 77 85 60
Rank change year-on-year +8 -25 -3
Contract jobs requiring a .NET Developer 2837 2917 3539
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.96% 2.69% 3.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.12% 2.83% 3.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 2153 2255 2568
UK median daily rate £375 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% - -
10th Percentile £275 £263 £263
90th Percentile £563 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year +3.70% +3.85% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 30 35
UK median hourly rate £45.00 £42.75 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +6.88% +14.29%
10th Percentile £25.15 £23.80 £21.50
90th Percentile £47.20 £63.04 £54.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £42.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +21.43%

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 90895 102965 107669
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.88% 94.94% 94.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 59029 67126 67282
UK median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £263 £255 £238
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2782 3113 4175
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £19.00 £17.86
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.58% +6.38% +5.06%
10th Percentile £10.86 £10.38 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £46.36 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £19.00 £17.32
% change year-on-year -5.26% +9.73% +3.37%

.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 21 August 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 21 August 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 21 August 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 2630 £375 +3.45% 839
UK excluding London +5 1699 £350 +3.70% 633
London +6 1111 £450 +5.88% 232
South East +12 476 £363 +3.57% 159
North of England +21 404 £338 +3.85% 204
Midlands -1 268 £320 -1.54% 99
South West -1 231 £350 - 77
North West +13 192 £350 +7.69% 118
Yorkshire +17 172 £330 +1.54% 81
East of England -1 146 £363 +3.57% 66
West Midlands -9 143 £338 -3.57% 37
East Midlands +8 123 £300 - 62
Scotland +58 109 £350 +11.11% 17
Wales +32 59 £352 -3.82% 10
North East +49 40 £340 +4.62% 5
Northern Ireland -47 15 £275 -15.38% 1
Isle of Man - 1 £210 -

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

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 2837 (100.00%) .NET
2 2481 (87.45%) C#
3 1509 (53.19%) MVC
4 1476 (52.03%) ASP.NET
5 1406 (49.56%) SQL Server
6 1320 (46.53%) Agile Software Development
7 1213 (42.76%) JavaScript
8 1095 (38.60%) SQL
9 889 (31.34%) HTML
10 839 (29.57%) AngularJS
11 829 (29.22%) TDD
12 826 (29.12%) CSS
13 752 (26.51%) ASP.NET Web API
14 749 (26.40%) ASP.NET MVC
15 670 (23.62%) Microsoft
16 665 (23.44%) .NET Framework
17 549 (19.35%) jQuery
18 481 (16.95%) Finance
19 476 (16.78%) Microsoft Azure
20 466 (16.43%) Scrum
21 461 (16.25%) WCF
22 436 (15.37%) Web Services
23 390 (13.75%) Entity Framework
24 365 (12.87%) Team Foundation Server
25 340 (11.98%) HTML5
26 337 (11.88%) Unit Testing
27 311 (10.96%) Continuous Integration
27 311 (10.96%) Web Development
28 292 (10.29%) Visual Studio
29 291 (10.26%) Windows

.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
1 179 (6.31%) CMS
2 94 (3.31%) IIS
3 79 (2.78%) SharePoint
4 74 (2.61%) Elasticsearch
4 74 (2.61%) Sitecore CMS
5 72 (2.54%) Umbraco
6 38 (1.34%) NServiceBus
7 32 (1.13%) BizTalk Server
8 31 (1.09%) EPiServer
9 24 (0.85%) Confluence
10 13 (0.46%) Apache Solr
11 12 (0.42%) SharePoint 2013
12 11 (0.39%) Kentico
13 9 (0.32%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 6 (0.21%) DNN
14 6 (0.21%) Sitefinity
15 5 (0.18%) Apache
15 5 (0.18%) SharePoint 2010
16 4 (0.14%) JBoss
16 4 (0.14%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 57 (2.01%) Microsoft Excel
2 18 (0.63%) Spreadsheet
3 15 (0.53%) Microsoft Office
4 4 (0.14%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.070%) Adobe Illustrator
5 2 (0.070%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.035%) Chatbot
6 1 (0.035%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.035%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 39 (1.37%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (0.25%) RMDS
3 6 (0.21%) Endur
4 5 (0.18%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 4 (0.14%) Dynamics NAV
6 3 (0.11%) SDL Web 8
6 3 (0.11%) SunGard GMI
7 2 (0.070%) Magento
8 1 (0.035%) BusinessWorks
8 1 (0.035%) Dynamics AX
8 1 (0.035%) Eloqua
8 1 (0.035%) nopCommerce
8 1 (0.035%) Payment Gateway
8 1 (0.035%) Pega PRPC
8 1 (0.035%) Remedy ITSM
8 1 (0.035%) Sage CRM
8 1 (0.035%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 476 (16.78%) Microsoft Azure
2 212 (7.47%) Amazon AWS
3 32 (1.13%) SaaS
4 27 (0.95%) GitHub
5 26 (0.92%) AWS Lambda
5 26 (0.92%) PaaS
6 19 (0.67%) Amazon EC2
7 18 (0.63%) Google Cloud Platform
8 14 (0.49%) IaaS
9 12 (0.42%) Cloud Computing
10 6 (0.21%) Azure Active Directory
11 5 (0.18%) Amazon ELB
11 5 (0.18%) Office 365
12 3 (0.11%) Amazon S3
12 3 (0.11%) Amazon SQS
12 3 (0.11%) Dynamics 365
13 2 (0.070%) Amazon Kinesis
13 2 (0.070%) Google Play
13 2 (0.070%) OpenShift
13 2 (0.070%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 20 (0.70%) Internet
2 18 (0.63%) HTTP
3 15 (0.53%) TCP/IP
4 11 (0.39%) Intranet
5 10 (0.35%) DNS
5 10 (0.35%) SMTP
6 7 (0.25%) SMS
7 5 (0.18%) Ethernet
7 5 (0.18%) FTP
7 5 (0.18%) LDAP
7 5 (0.18%) Skype
8 4 (0.14%) IMAP
8 4 (0.14%) Multicast
8 4 (0.14%) Wireshark
9 2 (0.070%) Broadband
9 2 (0.070%) CTI
9 2 (0.070%) Kerberos
9 2 (0.070%) Network Security
9 2 (0.070%) X.509
10 1 (0.035%) RFID
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1406 (49.56%) SQL Server
2 173 (6.10%) NoSQL
3 160 (5.64%) SQL Server 2008
4 154 (5.43%) SQL Server 2012
5 131 (4.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 115 (4.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 103 (3.63%) Relational Database
8 94 (3.31%) MongoDB
9 66 (2.33%) Oracle Database
10 50 (1.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 43 (1.52%) RDBMS
11 43 (1.52%) SQL Server 2016
12 39 (1.37%) SQL Server 2005
13 37 (1.30%) Oracle Database 11g
13 37 (1.30%) SQL Server 2014
14 29 (1.02%) RavenDB
15 28 (0.99%) Big Data
16 26 (0.92%) Hadoop
16 26 (0.92%) MySQL
17 23 (0.81%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 365 (12.87%) Team Foundation Server
2 292 (10.29%) Visual Studio
3 263 (9.27%) Git (software)
4 189 (6.66%) TeamCity
5 147 (5.18%) NUnit
6 144 (5.08%) Octopus Deploy
7 87 (3.07%) SpecFlow
8 71 (2.50%) JIRA
9 55 (1.94%) Moq
10 49 (1.73%) MSTest
11 48 (1.69%) Subversion
12 44 (1.55%) Selenium
13 42 (1.48%) ReSharper
14 40 (1.41%) MSBuild
15 39 (1.37%) Jenkins
16 30 (1.06%) gulp
17 24 (0.85%) Visual Studio Team System
18 22 (0.78%) Jasmine
19 20 (0.70%) Atlassian Bamboo
19 20 (0.70%) NuGet
General
1 481 (16.95%) Finance
2 256 (9.02%) Banking
3 114 (4.02%) Front Office
4 105 (3.70%) Investment Banking
5 72 (2.54%) Retail
6 54 (1.90%) Marketing
7 38 (1.34%) Advertising
8 34 (1.20%) Back Office
8 34 (1.20%) Manufacturing
9 31 (1.09%) Telecoms
10 24 (0.85%) Electronics
11 20 (0.70%) Automotive
12 19 (0.67%) Law
13 13 (0.46%) Legal
14 11 (0.39%) Financial Institution
15 10 (0.35%) Pharmaceutical
15 10 (0.35%) Publishing
16 8 (0.28%) Prime Brokerage
17 7 (0.25%) Games
17 7 (0.25%) Private Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2837 (100.00%) .NET
2 1476 (52.03%) ASP.NET
3 889 (31.34%) HTML
4 839 (29.57%) AngularJS
5 826 (29.12%) CSS
6 752 (26.51%) ASP.NET Web API
7 749 (26.40%) ASP.NET MVC
8 665 (23.44%) .NET Framework
9 549 (19.35%) jQuery
10 461 (16.25%) WCF
11 436 (15.37%) Web Services
12 390 (13.75%) Entity Framework
13 340 (11.98%) HTML5
14 270 (9.52%) REST
15 256 (9.02%) WPF
16 203 (7.16%) XML
17 202 (7.12%) RESTful
18 190 (6.70%) Twitter Bootstrap
19 187 (6.59%) React
20 179 (6.31%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 213 (7.51%) Greenfield Project
2 117 (4.12%) Analytical Skills
3 77 (2.71%) Computer Science
4 73 (2.57%) User Experience
5 62 (2.19%) Fixed Income
6 55 (1.94%) Derivative
6 55 (1.94%) Equities
7 53 (1.87%) Enterprise Software
8 52 (1.83%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 52 (1.83%) Mobile App
9 48 (1.69%) Algorithms
10 47 (1.66%) Fintech
11 43 (1.52%) N-Tier
12 32 (1.13%) Hedge funds
13 29 (1.02%) Client/Server
14 27 (0.95%) Virtual Team
15 24 (0.85%) Market Risk
15 24 (0.85%) NHS
16 23 (0.81%) Credit Risk
17 15 (0.53%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 291 (10.26%) Windows
2 45 (1.59%) Windows Server
3 23 (0.81%) Apple iOS
4 19 (0.67%) Linux
5 16 (0.56%) Android
6 15 (0.53%) Unix
7 8 (0.28%) Windows Server 2008
8 6 (0.21%) Windows 10
8 6 (0.21%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (0.070%) Windows Mobile
9 2 (0.070%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.035%) CentOS
10 1 (0.035%) Mac OS
10 1 (0.035%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.035%) OpenVMS
10 1 (0.035%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.035%) SUSE
10 1 (0.035%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.035%) Windows Phone
10 1 (0.035%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 1509 (53.19%) MVC
2 1320 (46.53%) Agile Software Development
3 829 (29.22%) TDD
4 466 (16.43%) Scrum
5 337 (11.88%) Unit Testing
6 311 (10.96%) Continuous Integration
6 311 (10.96%) Web Development
7 269 (9.48%) OO
8 263 (9.27%) BDD
9 260 (9.16%) SOLID
10 223 (7.86%) Test Automation
11 215 (7.58%) Software Engineering
12 180 (6.34%) E-Commerce
13 172 (6.06%) SDLC
14 164 (5.78%) Microservices
15 162 (5.71%) SOA
16 158 (5.57%) OOP
17 146 (5.15%) DevOps
18 138 (4.86%) Front End Development
19 135 (4.76%) MVVM
Programming Languages
1 2481 (87.45%) C#
2 1213 (42.76%) JavaScript
3 1095 (38.60%) SQL
4 266 (9.38%) T-SQL
5 233 (8.21%) VB.NET
6 150 (5.29%) TypeScript
7 110 (3.88%) Java
8 73 (2.57%) VB
9 65 (2.29%) PowerShell
10 52 (1.83%) PL/SQL
11 39 (1.37%) Python
12 38 (1.34%) VBA
13 34 (1.20%) C++
14 33 (1.16%) VB6
15 22 (0.78%) XAML
16 18 (0.63%) C
17 17 (0.60%) Ruby
18 13 (0.46%) ES6
19 10 (0.35%) PHP
19 10 (0.35%) Scala
Qualifications
1 122 (4.30%) Degree
2 66 (2.33%) Security Cleared
3 38 (1.34%) SC Cleared
4 31 (1.09%) Computer Science Degree
5 14 (0.49%) Microsoft Certification
6 10 (0.35%) BPSS Clearance
7 8 (0.28%) DV Cleared
7 8 (0.28%) ISTQB
8 7 (0.25%) MCP
8 7 (0.25%) Numerate Degree
9 6 (0.21%) Master's Degree
10 4 (0.14%) PMI Certification
10 4 (0.14%) PMP
11 3 (0.11%) CTC Cleared
12 2 (0.070%) AWS Certification
12 2 (0.070%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 2 (0.070%) Postgraduate
13 1 (0.035%) A+ Certification
13 1 (0.035%) Cisco Certification
13 1 (0.035%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 100 (3.52%) QA
2 16 (0.56%) MiFID
3 9 (0.32%) Disclosure Scotland
4 7 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 5 (0.18%) PCI DSS
6 4 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 3 (0.11%) Data Quality
7 3 (0.11%) EMIR
8 2 (0.070%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.035%) Government Security Classifications
9 1 (0.035%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 1 (0.035%) IFRS
9 1 (0.035%) IFRS 9
9 1 (0.035%) ISO 14001
9 1 (0.035%) ISO 8583
9 1 (0.035%) PMO
9 1 (0.035%) SLA
System Software
1 68 (2.40%) Docker
2 22 (0.78%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.070%) Virtual Desktop
4 1 (0.035%) Platform Symphony
4 1 (0.035%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.035%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 18 (0.63%) Opscode Chef
2 10 (0.35%) Ansible
2 10 (0.35%) Puppet
3 8 (0.28%) Kibana
4 7 (0.25%) Kubernetes
5 3 (0.11%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 2 (0.070%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 2 (0.070%) Microsoft Clustering
6 2 (0.070%) Nagios
6 2 (0.070%) Rancher
6 2 (0.070%) SCOrch
7 1 (0.035%) CA Service Virtualization
7 1 (0.035%) HP Fortify
7 1 (0.035%) Rundeck
7 1 (0.035%) Terraform
Vendors
1 670 (23.62%) Microsoft
2 230 (8.11%) Oracle
3 120 (4.23%) Sitecore
4 36 (1.27%) Telerik
5 34 (1.20%) Xamarin
6 31 (1.09%) SAP
7 22 (0.78%) DevExpress
7 22 (0.78%) Google
7 22 (0.78%) Sybase
8 15 (0.53%) Infragistics
8 15 (0.53%) Reuters
8 15 (0.53%) TIBCO
9 12 (0.42%) Atlassian
10 8 (0.28%) Bloomberg
10 8 (0.28%) Twitter
11 7 (0.25%) IBM
11 7 (0.25%) ION Trading
11 7 (0.25%) Siebel
12 6 (0.21%) HP
12 6 (0.21%) Salesforce.com