The median contractor rate for a .NET Developer was £375 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 28 May 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
3 months to
28 May 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 71 86 59
Rank change year-on-year +15 -27  
Contract jobs requiring a .NET Developer 1375 1434 1789
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 3.07% 2.63% 3.24%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.24% 2.77% 3.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 1006 1103 1276
Median daily rate £375 £350 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% +3.70%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £513 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year +3.70% +3.84%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 10 15
Median hourly rate £45.00 £41.25 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.09% +17.85%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.80 £20.72 £18.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £190.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £37.50 £41.25
% change year-on-year +20.00% -9.09%  

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 42439 51813 52361
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.79% 95.01% 94.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 27392 33813 32326
Median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1331 1491 2083
Median hourly rate £18.00 £18.00 £16.83
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +6.98%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.75 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £43.87 £40.15
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year - +9.37%  

.NET Developer
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised that featured .NET Developer in the job title.

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 3 months to 28 May 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 3 months to 28 May 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for .NET Developer in the UK

.NET Developer
Top 30 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 3 months to 28 May 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +8 1260 £375 +3.44% 893
London -10 484 £475 +11.76% 252
South East +18 255 £350 -1.40% 170
Yorkshire +33 108 £330 +1.53% 66
South West +1 108 £365 +8.14% 67
City of London +8 101 £425 +6.25% 47
North West +19 81 £336 +3.46% 109
East of England -1 76 £363 +3.57% 96
West Yorkshire +32 67 £330 +1.53% 37
Leeds +35 62 £330 +1.53% 23
East Midlands +5 60 £300 +4.34% 64
Scotland +70 58 £350 +12.00% 34
Kent +10 53 £345 +2.22% 14
West Midlands -16 53 £325 -3.70% 59
Hampshire +31 49 £350 - 33
Manchester +17 46 £338 - 53
Surrey -3 44 £404 +0.93% 34
Bristol +7 35 £375 +13.63% 23
North East +65 34 £340 +13.14% 6
Glasgow +14 31 £350 +12.90% 13
Berkshire +21 29 £388 -3.12% 14
Oxfordshire +25 27 £350 -12.50% 23
Hertfordshire +21 24 £325 -7.14% 27
Nottinghamshire +16 24 £350 -1.75% 23
Wales +6 24 £363 +16.00% 15
Edinburgh +28 23 £375 +17.18% 15
Tyne and Wear +59 22 £370 +23.12% 4
West Sussex +30 22 £400 +21.21% 16
Oxford +20 22 £400 +33.33% 11
South Wales +15 21 £363 +16.00% 8

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

For the 6 months to 28 May 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 2762 (100.00%) .NET
2 2398 (86.82%) C#
3 1481 (53.62%) MVC
4 1429 (51.74%) ASP.NET
5 1290 (46.71%) SQL Server
6 1186 (42.94%) Agile Software Development
7 1160 (42.00%) JavaScript
8 1016 (36.78%) SQL
9 857 (31.03%) HTML
10 784 (28.39%) CSS
11 749 (27.12%) TDD
12 744 (26.94%) AngularJS
13 719 (26.03%) ASP.NET MVC
14 689 (24.95%) .NET Framework
15 664 (24.04%) Microsoft
16 620 (22.45%) ASP.NET Web API
17 527 (19.08%) jQuery
18 449 (16.26%) Entity Framework
19 439 (15.89%) Scrum
20 426 (15.42%) Web Services
21 419 (15.17%) Finance
22 413 (14.95%) WCF
23 386 (13.98%) Team Foundation Server
24 365 (13.22%) Microsoft Azure
25 338 (12.24%) HTML5
26 276 (9.99%) WPF
27 273 (9.88%) Web Development
28 270 (9.78%) Visual Studio
29 259 (9.38%) OO
30 258 (9.34%) Continuous Integration

.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
1 186 (6.73%) CMS
2 101 (3.66%) IIS
3 93 (3.37%) SharePoint
4 88 (3.19%) Sitecore CMS
5 68 (2.46%) Umbraco
6 50 (1.81%) EPiServer
7 49 (1.77%) Elasticsearch
8 28 (1.01%) NServiceBus
9 27 (0.98%) BizTalk Server
10 17 (0.62%) SharePoint 2013
11 14 (0.51%) Confluence
12 10 (0.36%) Apache Solr
13 9 (0.33%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 7 (0.25%) DNN
14 7 (0.25%) Kentico
14 7 (0.25%) WebSphere
15 6 (0.22%) Drupal
15 6 (0.22%) Oracle Workflow
15 6 (0.22%) Sitefinity
16 5 (0.18%) WordPress
Applications
1 56 (2.03%) Microsoft Excel
2 24 (0.87%) Microsoft Office
3 17 (0.62%) Spreadsheet
4 8 (0.29%) Microsoft Project
5 6 (0.22%) MS Visio
6 3 (0.11%) Chatbot
6 3 (0.11%) Photoshop
7 2 (0.072%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.036%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 1 (0.036%) CATIA
Business Applications
1 49 (1.77%) Dynamics CRM
2 20 (0.72%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 15 (0.54%) RMDS
4 11 (0.40%) Dynamics AX
5 3 (0.11%) Endur
5 3 (0.11%) Magento
5 3 (0.11%) SunGard GMI
6 2 (0.072%) Bloomberg AIM
6 2 (0.072%) ION MarketView
6 2 (0.072%) Sage 50
6 2 (0.072%) thinkFolio
7 1 (0.036%) BPCS
7 1 (0.036%) Dynamics NAV
7 1 (0.036%) Eloqua
7 1 (0.036%) Payment Gateway
7 1 (0.036%) Sage CRM
7 1 (0.036%) SAP CRM
7 1 (0.036%) SDL Web 8
7 1 (0.036%) Teamcenter
7 1 (0.036%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 365 (13.22%) Microsoft Azure
2 123 (4.45%) Amazon AWS
3 34 (1.23%) PaaS
4 30 (1.09%) SaaS
5 26 (0.94%) GitHub
6 21 (0.76%) Amazon EC2
7 14 (0.51%) IaaS
8 11 (0.40%) Google Cloud Platform
9 9 (0.33%) Amazon S3
9 9 (0.33%) AWS Lambda
10 8 (0.29%) Office 365
11 7 (0.25%) Cloud Computing
12 4 (0.14%) Amazon SQS
12 4 (0.14%) AWS CloudFormation
12 4 (0.14%) Route 53
13 2 (0.072%) Azure Active Directory
13 2 (0.072%) Google Analytics
13 2 (0.072%) Google Play
13 2 (0.072%) OpenShift
13 2 (0.072%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 25 (0.91%) Internet
2 18 (0.65%) HTTP
3 10 (0.36%) Intranet
3 10 (0.36%) TCP/IP
4 9 (0.33%) AMQP
5 7 (0.25%) Skype
6 6 (0.22%) FTP
7 4 (0.14%) DNS
7 4 (0.14%) Extranet
7 4 (0.14%) HTTPS
7 4 (0.14%) IP Telephony
7 4 (0.14%) LDAP
7 4 (0.14%) Multicast
7 4 (0.14%) Wireshark
8 3 (0.11%) SMTP
8 3 (0.11%) SSL
8 3 (0.11%) Wi-Fi
9 2 (0.072%) Ethernet
9 2 (0.072%) Firewall
9 2 (0.072%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1290 (46.71%) SQL Server
2 170 (6.15%) SQL Server 2008
3 158 (5.72%) SQL Server 2012
4 141 (5.10%) NoSQL
5 114 (4.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 108 (3.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 88 (3.19%) Relational Database
8 80 (2.90%) MongoDB
9 51 (1.85%) SQL Server 2005
10 44 (1.59%) SQL Server 2014
10 44 (1.59%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 42 (1.52%) Oracle Database
12 40 (1.45%) RDBMS
13 33 (1.19%) Azure SQL Database
14 29 (1.05%) Oracle Database 11g
15 28 (1.01%) Big Data
16 23 (0.83%) MySQL
16 23 (0.83%) Redis
17 22 (0.80%) SQL Server 2016
18 21 (0.76%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 386 (13.98%) Team Foundation Server
2 270 (9.78%) Visual Studio
3 218 (7.89%) Git (software)
4 123 (4.45%) TeamCity
5 121 (4.38%) NUnit
6 104 (3.77%) Octopus Deploy
7 63 (2.28%) JIRA
8 56 (2.03%) Moq
8 56 (2.03%) SpecFlow
9 53 (1.92%) Subversion
10 46 (1.67%) MSBuild
11 43 (1.56%) ReSharper
12 39 (1.41%) Selenium
13 38 (1.38%) Jenkins
14 37 (1.34%) MSTest
15 29 (1.05%) Visual Studio Team System
16 27 (0.98%) gulp
17 26 (0.94%) Atlassian Bamboo
18 20 (0.72%) Grunt
19 15 (0.54%) NuGet
General
1 419 (15.17%) Finance
2 208 (7.53%) Banking
3 102 (3.69%) Front Office
4 76 (2.75%) Investment Banking
5 75 (2.72%) Advertising
6 63 (2.28%) Retail
7 57 (2.06%) Marketing
8 42 (1.52%) Back Office
9 35 (1.27%) Financial Institution
10 32 (1.16%) Manufacturing
11 30 (1.09%) Telecoms
12 24 (0.87%) Electronics
13 16 (0.58%) Automotive
13 16 (0.58%) Publishing
14 12 (0.43%) Legal
15 9 (0.33%) Law
16 7 (0.25%) Games
16 7 (0.25%) Pharmaceutical
17 5 (0.18%) Billing
17 5 (0.18%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2762 (100.00%) .NET
2 1429 (51.74%) ASP.NET
3 857 (31.03%) HTML
4 784 (28.39%) CSS
5 744 (26.94%) AngularJS
6 719 (26.03%) ASP.NET MVC
7 689 (24.95%) .NET Framework
8 620 (22.45%) ASP.NET Web API
9 527 (19.08%) jQuery
10 449 (16.26%) Entity Framework
11 426 (15.42%) Web Services
12 413 (14.95%) WCF
13 338 (12.24%) HTML5
14 276 (9.99%) WPF
15 243 (8.80%) XML
16 228 (8.25%) REST
17 161 (5.83%) CSS3
18 159 (5.76%) Twitter Bootstrap
19 158 (5.72%) RESTful
20 157 (5.68%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 242 (8.76%) Greenfield Project
2 124 (4.49%) Analytical Skills
3 74 (2.68%) User Experience
4 70 (2.53%) Fixed Income
5 65 (2.35%) Algorithms
6 60 (2.17%) Mobile App
7 53 (1.92%) Computer Science
8 43 (1.56%) Fintech
9 39 (1.41%) Derivative
10 37 (1.34%) N-Tier
11 34 (1.23%) Client/Server
12 32 (1.16%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 31 (1.12%) Equities
14 26 (0.94%) Enterprise Software
14 26 (0.94%) Hedge funds
15 22 (0.80%) NHS
16 21 (0.76%) Virtual Team
17 16 (0.58%) Data Structures
18 13 (0.47%) iPad
18 13 (0.47%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 238 (8.62%) Windows
2 31 (1.12%) Windows Server
3 24 (0.87%) Apple iOS
4 21 (0.76%) Linux
5 19 (0.69%) Android
6 7 (0.25%) Unix
7 4 (0.14%) Windows 10
7 4 (0.14%) Windows 8
7 4 (0.14%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (0.11%) Windows Phone
8 3 (0.11%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (0.11%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (0.072%) Windows Mobile
10 1 (0.036%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.036%) MVS
10 1 (0.036%) OpenVMS
10 1 (0.036%) VMS
10 1 (0.036%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.036%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 1481 (53.62%) MVC
2 1186 (42.94%) Agile Software Development
3 749 (27.12%) TDD
4 439 (15.89%) Scrum
5 273 (9.88%) Web Development
6 259 (9.38%) OO
7 258 (9.34%) Continuous Integration
8 255 (9.23%) Unit Testing
9 235 (8.51%) BDD
10 216 (7.82%) SOLID
11 192 (6.95%) E-Commerce
12 175 (6.34%) Software Engineering
13 172 (6.23%) Test Automation
14 147 (5.32%) SDLC
15 146 (5.29%) MVVM
16 143 (5.18%) SOA
17 134 (4.85%) OOP
18 129 (4.67%) Microservices
19 126 (4.56%) DevOps
20 119 (4.31%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 2398 (86.82%) C#
2 1160 (42.00%) JavaScript
3 1016 (36.78%) SQL
4 243 (8.80%) T-SQL
5 242 (8.76%) VB.NET
6 98 (3.55%) TypeScript
7 94 (3.40%) Java
8 93 (3.37%) VB
9 55 (1.99%) PowerShell
10 45 (1.63%) C++
11 37 (1.34%) PL/SQL
11 37 (1.34%) Python
11 37 (1.34%) VBA
12 36 (1.30%) XAML
13 34 (1.23%) VB6
14 21 (0.76%) C
15 20 (0.72%) Ruby
16 15 (0.54%) ES6
17 11 (0.40%) PHP
18 10 (0.36%) Scala
Qualifications
1 89 (3.22%) Degree
2 72 (2.61%) Security Cleared
3 48 (1.74%) SC Cleared
4 19 (0.69%) Computer Science Degree
5 15 (0.54%) Microsoft Certification
6 6 (0.22%) CTC Cleared
6 6 (0.22%) DV Cleared
6 6 (0.22%) HNC
6 6 (0.22%) MCP
7 5 (0.18%) BPSS Clearance
7 5 (0.18%) Numerate Degree
8 4 (0.14%) HND
8 4 (0.14%) PMI Certification
8 4 (0.14%) PMP
9 3 (0.11%) ISTQB
10 2 (0.072%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 2 (0.072%) PhD
10 2 (0.072%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 69 (2.50%) QA
2 9 (0.33%) MiFID
3 8 (0.29%) Disclosure Scotland
4 7 (0.25%) PCI DSS
5 3 (0.11%) EMIR
6 2 (0.072%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.036%) IFRS
7 1 (0.036%) IFRS 9
7 1 (0.036%) ISO 8583
7 1 (0.036%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.036%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 40 (1.45%) Docker
2 15 (0.54%) Active Directory
3 3 (0.11%) Virtual Desktop
4 1 (0.036%) Platform Symphony
4 1 (0.036%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.036%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 18 (0.65%) Opscode Chef
2 12 (0.43%) Ansible
2 12 (0.43%) Kibana
2 12 (0.43%) Puppet
3 4 (0.14%) SCOrch
4 2 (0.072%) HP Fortify
4 2 (0.072%) Microsoft Clustering
4 2 (0.072%) Rundeck
5 1 (0.036%) CA Single Sign-On
5 1 (0.036%) Kubernetes
5 1 (0.036%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (0.036%) WebSphere Cast Iron
Vendors
1 664 (24.04%) Microsoft
2 207 (7.49%) Oracle
3 138 (5.00%) Sitecore
4 46 (1.67%) Xamarin
5 36 (1.30%) Telerik
6 30 (1.09%) SAP
7 27 (0.98%) Google
8 18 (0.65%) Reuters
8 18 (0.65%) TIBCO
9 16 (0.58%) Salesforce.com
10 15 (0.54%) ION Trading
11 13 (0.47%) DevExpress
11 13 (0.47%) Infragistics
12 10 (0.36%) Bloomberg
12 10 (0.36%) Twitter
13 9 (0.33%) Apple
13 9 (0.33%) Atlassian
13 9 (0.33%) Sybase
14 8 (0.29%) IBM
15 6 (0.22%) Siebel
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £300.00 - £350.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: Yesterday
London
Tiro Partners
Rate: £350.00 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Brightred Resourcing Limited
Rate: Up to £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Berkshire
Brightred Resourcing Limited
Rate: Up to £400 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £300 - £325 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Leicestershire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £350 - £400 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Leicestershire
Ampersand Consulting
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Talent Point Ltd
Rate: £275 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Swindon, Wiltshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £280 - £325 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
I3
Rate: £425.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Swindon, Wiltshire
Roc Search
Posted: 4 days ago
Northamptonshire
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £450 - £550 per day + 7hrs working day
Posted: 2 days ago
Walsall, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Woking, Surrey
Cornucopia IT Resourcing
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Synergize Consulting
Posted: 2 days ago
Llanelli, Dyfed
Roc Search
Posted: 5 days ago
Ripley, Derbyshire
Syntax Consultancy Ltd
Rate: From £300 to £320 per day 300-320/day (DOE)
Posted: 3 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £375 - £425 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Worcester, Worcestershire
ESA Group
Rate: From £28,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Oscar
Rate: £150 - £200 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £275.00 - £325.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
South Wales
CPS Group UK
Rate: £275 - £325 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
South Wales
CPS Group UK
Rate: £300 - £330 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Greater Manchester
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
Kyna Associates
Rate: £300 Per Day Up to £300 per day
Posted: 4 days ago