Period
to 22 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a .NET Developer was £388 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 22 November 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
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 83 82 66
Rank change year-on-year -1 -16 -6
Contract jobs requiring a .NET Developer 2924 3002 3443
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.83% 2.85% 3.05%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.99% 3.00% 3.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 2312 2259 2531
UK median daily rate £388 £363 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.90% +3.57% -
10th Percentile £300 £268 £268
90th Percentile £560 £527 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £335
% change year-on-year - +4.48% +3.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 42 35
UK median hourly rate £45.00 £42.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £25.08 £19.29 £21.05
90th Percentile £49.85 £46.00 £55.88
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £42.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +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 97824 99914 107019
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.81% 94.76% 94.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 64542 65150 68083
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £260 £250 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £392 £375
% change year-on-year +2.04% +4.53% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2932 3310 4089
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.88% - +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.96 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.77
% change year-on-year - -1.52% +9.96%

.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 November 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 22 November 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 22 November 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 -3 2726 £400 +9.59% 922
UK excluding London -5 1650 £350 - 679
London +16 1245 £450 +5.88% 273
South East +1 489 £363 +3.57% 188
North of England -4 350 £340 +0.74% 223
Midlands -12 271 £340 +4.62% 107
South West -11 229 £351 +0.36% 62
North West -20 180 £350 - 118
Yorkshire -3 151 £330 +1.54% 89
East of England -5 151 £363 +7.41% 69
West Midlands -16 146 £350 +6.06% 38
East Midlands -10 124 £338 +3.85% 65
Scotland -6 102 £350 +7.69% 13
Wales +41 60 £325 -18.75% 14
North East +34 19 £340 -2.86% 16
Northern Ireland -55 9 £400 +5.26% 3
Isle of Man - 1 £210 -

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

For the 6 months to 22 November 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 2924 (100.00%) .NET
2 2540 (86.87%) C#
3 1566 (53.56%) MVC
4 1494 (51.09%) ASP.NET
5 1493 (51.06%) SQL Server
6 1433 (49.01%) Agile Software Development
7 1192 (40.77%) JavaScript
8 1154 (39.47%) SQL
9 981 (33.55%) TDD
10 923 (31.57%) HTML
11 898 (30.71%) ASP.NET Web API
12 849 (29.04%) ASP.NET MVC
13 833 (28.49%) CSS
14 824 (28.18%) AngularJS
15 680 (23.26%) Microsoft
16 660 (22.57%) .NET Framework
17 580 (19.84%) Microsoft Azure
18 543 (18.57%) jQuery
19 521 (17.82%) Finance
20 494 (16.89%) Scrum
21 451 (15.42%) WCF
22 447 (15.29%) Web Services
23 366 (12.52%) Entity Framework
24 356 (12.18%) Web Development
25 346 (11.83%) BDD
26 342 (11.70%) Continuous Integration
27 315 (10.77%) HTML5
28 309 (10.57%) Visual Studio
29 301 (10.29%) Unit Testing
30 295 (10.09%) T-SQL

.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
1 165 (5.64%) CMS
2 106 (3.63%) IIS
3 88 (3.01%) Elasticsearch
4 78 (2.67%) SharePoint
5 63 (2.15%) Sitecore CMS
6 61 (2.09%) Umbraco
7 44 (1.50%) NServiceBus
8 28 (0.96%) BizTalk Server
9 27 (0.92%) EPiServer
10 24 (0.82%) Kentico
11 17 (0.58%) Confluence
12 14 (0.48%) Apache Solr
13 12 (0.41%) SharePoint 2013
14 10 (0.34%) SharePoint 2010
15 8 (0.27%) Apache
16 6 (0.21%) Oracle SOA Suite
17 4 (0.14%) JBoss
17 4 (0.14%) Sitefinity
17 4 (0.14%) WebSphere
18 3 (0.10%) ColdFusion
Applications
1 64 (2.19%) Microsoft Excel
2 16 (0.55%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (0.068%) Fireworks
3 2 (0.068%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (0.068%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.034%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.034%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.034%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 34 (1.16%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.17%) Dynamics NAV
2 5 (0.17%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 4 (0.14%) Endur
4 3 (0.10%) Payment Gateway
4 3 (0.10%) SunGard GMI
5 2 (0.068%) Remedy ITSM
5 2 (0.068%) SDL Web 8
6 1 (0.034%) Adobe Campaign
6 1 (0.034%) BusinessWorks
6 1 (0.034%) Eloqua
6 1 (0.034%) Infor M3
6 1 (0.034%) nopCommerce
6 1 (0.034%) OpenText MBPM
6 1 (0.034%) Sage CRM
6 1 (0.034%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 580 (19.84%) Microsoft Azure
2 280 (9.58%) Amazon AWS
3 42 (1.44%) GitHub
4 32 (1.09%) Serverless
5 24 (0.82%) AWS Lambda
6 18 (0.62%) SaaS
7 16 (0.55%) PaaS
8 15 (0.51%) Google Cloud Platform
9 14 (0.48%) IaaS
10 12 (0.41%) Amazon EC2
11 10 (0.34%) Cloud Computing
11 10 (0.34%) npm
11 10 (0.34%) Office 365
12 8 (0.27%) Dynamics 365
13 6 (0.21%) Amazon ELB
14 4 (0.14%) Azure Active Directory
15 3 (0.10%) Amazon EMR
15 3 (0.10%) Google Analytics
15 3 (0.10%) Yarn
16 2 (0.068%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 19 (0.65%) Internet
2 16 (0.55%) Intranet
3 13 (0.44%) SMS
4 12 (0.41%) HTTP
4 12 (0.41%) TCP/IP
5 11 (0.38%) SMTP
6 6 (0.21%) DNS
7 5 (0.17%) Network Security
8 4 (0.14%) CTI
8 4 (0.14%) Extranet
8 4 (0.14%) FTP
8 4 (0.14%) VoIP
9 3 (0.10%) Ethernet
9 3 (0.10%) LDAP
10 2 (0.068%) Broadband
10 2 (0.068%) HTTPS
10 2 (0.068%) IMAP
10 2 (0.068%) Skype
10 2 (0.068%) SSL
10 2 (0.068%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1493 (51.06%) SQL Server
2 197 (6.74%) NoSQL
3 143 (4.89%) SQL Server 2008
4 141 (4.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 135 (4.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 133 (4.55%) SQL Server 2012
7 116 (3.97%) MongoDB
8 106 (3.63%) Relational Database
9 66 (2.26%) SQL Server 2016
10 60 (2.05%) Oracle Database
11 52 (1.78%) SQL Server 2014
12 37 (1.27%) RavenDB
13 36 (1.23%) Data Warehouse
14 34 (1.16%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 32 (1.09%) MySQL
15 32 (1.09%) SQL Server 2005
16 31 (1.06%) RDBMS
17 25 (0.85%) Oracle Database 11g
18 24 (0.82%) PostgreSQL
19 17 (0.58%) Redis
Development Applications
1 309 (10.57%) Visual Studio
2 292 (9.99%) Team Foundation Server
3 285 (9.75%) Git (software)
4 193 (6.60%) TeamCity
5 175 (5.98%) NUnit
6 155 (5.30%) Octopus Deploy
7 97 (3.32%) SpecFlow
8 65 (2.22%) JIRA
9 64 (2.19%) Moq
10 61 (2.09%) MSTest
11 50 (1.71%) Visual Studio Team System
12 49 (1.68%) Selenium
13 46 (1.57%) MSBuild
13 46 (1.57%) Subversion
14 41 (1.40%) ReSharper
15 33 (1.13%) Jenkins
16 32 (1.09%) NuGet
17 29 (0.99%) Jasmine
18 21 (0.72%) Atlassian Bamboo
19 20 (0.68%) gulp
General
1 521 (17.82%) Finance
2 279 (9.54%) Banking
3 123 (4.21%) Front Office
4 106 (3.63%) Investment Banking
5 71 (2.43%) Retail
6 60 (2.05%) Marketing
7 45 (1.54%) Financial Institution
8 44 (1.50%) Telecoms
9 41 (1.40%) Manufacturing
10 33 (1.13%) Back Office
11 29 (0.99%) Advertising
12 28 (0.96%) Electronics
13 26 (0.89%) Law
14 21 (0.72%) Legal
15 18 (0.62%) Automotive
16 9 (0.31%) Games
17 7 (0.24%) Prime Brokerage
17 7 (0.24%) Publishing
18 6 (0.21%) Pharmaceutical
18 6 (0.21%) Private Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2924 (100.00%) .NET
2 1494 (51.09%) ASP.NET
3 923 (31.57%) HTML
4 898 (30.71%) ASP.NET Web API
5 849 (29.04%) ASP.NET MVC
6 833 (28.49%) CSS
7 824 (28.18%) AngularJS
8 660 (22.57%) .NET Framework
9 543 (18.57%) jQuery
10 451 (15.42%) WCF
11 447 (15.29%) Web Services
12 366 (12.52%) Entity Framework
13 315 (10.77%) HTML5
14 270 (9.23%) REST
15 239 (8.17%) React
16 227 (7.76%) WPF
17 223 (7.63%) RESTful
18 216 (7.39%) .NET Core
19 203 (6.94%) Twitter Bootstrap
20 194 (6.63%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 209 (7.15%) Greenfield Project
2 81 (2.77%) Analytical Skills
2 81 (2.77%) N-Tier
3 79 (2.70%) Enterprise Software
4 68 (2.33%) Computer Science
4 68 (2.33%) User Experience
5 64 (2.19%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 63 (2.15%) Fintech
7 59 (2.02%) Equities
8 50 (1.71%) Fixed Income
9 43 (1.47%) Derivative
9 43 (1.47%) Mobile App
10 36 (1.23%) Client/Server
11 27 (0.92%) Algorithms
12 23 (0.79%) Hedge funds
13 21 (0.72%) Public Cloud
14 20 (0.68%) Blog
15 19 (0.65%) Market Risk
15 19 (0.65%) NHS
16 16 (0.55%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 284 (9.71%) Windows
2 52 (1.78%) Windows Server
3 30 (1.03%) Unix
4 21 (0.72%) Linux
5 15 (0.51%) Apple iOS
6 13 (0.44%) Windows Server 2008
7 11 (0.38%) Android
8 10 (0.34%) Windows 10
8 10 (0.34%) Windows Server 2012
9 4 (0.14%) MVS
9 4 (0.14%) Windows 7
10 2 (0.068%) Nucleus RTOS
10 2 (0.068%) Windows Phone
11 1 (0.034%) CentOS
11 1 (0.034%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.034%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.034%) SUSE
11 1 (0.034%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.034%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.034%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 1566 (53.56%) MVC
2 1433 (49.01%) Agile Software Development
3 981 (33.55%) TDD
4 494 (16.89%) Scrum
5 356 (12.18%) Web Development
6 346 (11.83%) BDD
7 342 (11.70%) Continuous Integration
8 301 (10.29%) Unit Testing
9 292 (9.99%) SOLID
10 228 (7.80%) Microservices
11 225 (7.69%) OO
12 211 (7.22%) Test Automation
13 203 (6.94%) Software Engineering
14 196 (6.70%) E-Commerce
15 176 (6.02%) SDLC
16 154 (5.27%) SOA
17 149 (5.10%) Front End Development
18 146 (4.99%) Pair Programming
19 140 (4.79%) DevOps
20 135 (4.62%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 2540 (86.87%) C#
2 1192 (40.77%) JavaScript
3 1154 (39.47%) SQL
4 295 (10.09%) T-SQL
5 251 (8.58%) VB.NET
6 144 (4.92%) TypeScript
7 114 (3.90%) Java
8 69 (2.36%) VBA
9 66 (2.26%) VB
10 64 (2.19%) PowerShell
11 39 (1.33%) C++
12 36 (1.23%) PL/SQL
13 34 (1.16%) Python
14 29 (0.99%) VB6
15 22 (0.75%) Ruby
16 14 (0.48%) F#
17 13 (0.44%) C
17 13 (0.44%) ES6
17 13 (0.44%) Objective-C
17 13 (0.44%) XAML
Qualifications
1 126 (4.31%) Degree
2 56 (1.92%) Security Cleared
3 38 (1.30%) Computer Science Degree
4 26 (0.89%) SC Cleared
5 15 (0.51%) Microsoft Certification
6 10 (0.34%) BPSS Clearance
7 8 (0.27%) DV Cleared
7 8 (0.27%) ISTQB
7 8 (0.27%) Master's Degree
8 6 (0.21%) MCP
8 6 (0.21%) PhD
9 5 (0.17%) Numerate Degree
10 4 (0.14%) MCTS
11 3 (0.10%) AWS Certification
11 3 (0.10%) MCAD
11 3 (0.10%) MCSD
12 1 (0.034%) CTC Cleared
12 1 (0.034%) DBS Check
12 1 (0.034%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 1 (0.034%) MCPD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 87 (2.98%) QA
2 21 (0.72%) MiFID
3 9 (0.31%) Disclosure Scotland
3 9 (0.31%) PCI DSS
4 8 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (0.14%) SLA
6 3 (0.10%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 3 (0.10%) WCAG
7 2 (0.068%) GCP
7 2 (0.068%) HL7
7 2 (0.068%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.034%) Data Quality
8 1 (0.034%) EMIR
8 1 (0.034%) Government Security Classifications
8 1 (0.034%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 1 (0.034%) ISO 14001
8 1 (0.034%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 1 (0.034%) PMO
8 1 (0.034%) PSD2
System Software
1 98 (3.35%) Docker
2 20 (0.68%) Active Directory
3 5 (0.17%) Virtual Machines
3 5 (0.17%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.034%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 22 (0.75%) Opscode Chef
2 20 (0.68%) Ansible
3 14 (0.48%) Kubernetes
3 14 (0.48%) Puppet
4 5 (0.17%) Terraform
5 4 (0.14%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 3 (0.10%) Kibana
7 2 (0.068%) CA Service Virtualization
7 2 (0.068%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 2 (0.068%) Grafana
7 2 (0.068%) Nagios
7 2 (0.068%) Prometheus
7 2 (0.068%) Rancher
7 2 (0.068%) WebSphere Cast Iron
8 1 (0.034%) logstash
Vendors
1 680 (23.26%) Microsoft
2 263 (8.99%) Oracle
3 89 (3.04%) Sitecore
4 33 (1.13%) SAP
5 29 (0.99%) Telerik
6 28 (0.96%) Xamarin
7 22 (0.75%) Sybase
8 19 (0.65%) Google
9 18 (0.62%) DevExpress
10 10 (0.34%) IBM
11 9 (0.31%) Bloomberg
11 9 (0.31%) Capita
11 9 (0.31%) Twitter
12 7 (0.24%) Salesforce.com
12 7 (0.24%) TIBCO
12 7 (0.24%) VMware
13 6 (0.21%) Atlassian
13 6 (0.21%) Infragistics
13 6 (0.21%) Reuters
13 6 (0.21%) Tableau