Period
to 17 August 2017

The median contractor rate for a .NET Developer was £375 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 17 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
17 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 77 85 60
Rank change year-on-year +8 -25 -4
Contract jobs requiring a .NET Developer 2833 2907 3508
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.96% 2.67% 3.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.12% 2.81% 3.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 2151 2245 2539
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 £495
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year +3.70% +3.85% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 30 34
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 £25.55 £23.80 £21.44
90th Percentile £47.35 £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 90773 103276 106884
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.87% 94.94% 94.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 58967 67332 66613
UK median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% +1.01%
10th Percentile £263 £255 £238
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2795 3117 4112
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £19.00 £17.93
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.58% +5.98% +5.46%
10th Percentile £10.77 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £49.11 £46.58 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £19.00 £17.33
% change year-on-year -5.26% +9.64% +2.91%

.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 17 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 17 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 17 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 2622 £375 +4.17% 778
UK excluding London +6 1694 £350 +3.70% 591
London +9 1112 £450 +5.88% 213
South East +5 460 £361 +3.21% 159
North of England +18 414 £338 +3.85% 187
Midlands -6 265 £320 -1.54% 91
South West -2 230 £350 - 71
North West +8 195 £350 +7.69% 108
Yorkshire +15 174 £330 +1.54% 76
East of England +1 145 £363 +3.57% 55
West Midlands -10 140 £338 -3.57% 34
East Midlands +5 123 £300 - 57
Scotland +71 113 £350 +11.11% 18
Wales +20 59 £350 -4.44% 9
North East +61 45 £340 +4.62% 3
Northern Ireland -44 15 £275 -15.38%
Isle of Man - 1 £210 - 1

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

For the 6 months to 17 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 2833 (100.00%) .NET
2 2476 (87.40%) C#
3 1512 (53.37%) MVC
4 1476 (52.10%) ASP.NET
5 1401 (49.45%) SQL Server
6 1310 (46.24%) Agile Software Development
7 1206 (42.57%) JavaScript
8 1093 (38.58%) SQL
9 888 (31.34%) HTML
10 833 (29.40%) AngularJS
11 830 (29.30%) CSS
12 818 (28.87%) TDD
13 757 (26.72%) ASP.NET MVC
14 735 (25.94%) ASP.NET Web API
15 671 (23.69%) .NET Framework
16 670 (23.65%) Microsoft
17 548 (19.34%) jQuery
18 483 (17.05%) Finance
19 471 (16.63%) Microsoft Azure
20 467 (16.48%) Scrum
21 462 (16.31%) WCF
22 436 (15.39%) Web Services
23 395 (13.94%) Entity Framework
24 358 (12.64%) Team Foundation Server
25 342 (12.07%) HTML5
26 331 (11.68%) Unit Testing
27 317 (11.19%) Continuous Integration
28 310 (10.94%) Web Development
29 290 (10.24%) Windows
30 289 (10.20%) 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
1 183 (6.46%) CMS
2 98 (3.46%) IIS
3 77 (2.72%) Sitecore CMS
4 74 (2.61%) Elasticsearch
4 74 (2.61%) Umbraco
5 73 (2.58%) SharePoint
6 39 (1.38%) NServiceBus
7 37 (1.31%) BizTalk Server
8 33 (1.16%) EPiServer
9 24 (0.85%) Confluence
10 13 (0.46%) Apache Solr
10 13 (0.46%) SharePoint 2013
11 11 (0.39%) Kentico
12 9 (0.32%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 7 (0.25%) Sitefinity
14 6 (0.21%) DNN
15 5 (0.18%) Apache
15 5 (0.18%) SharePoint 2010
16 4 (0.14%) JBoss
16 4 (0.14%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 56 (1.98%) Microsoft Excel
2 18 (0.64%) Spreadsheet
3 15 (0.53%) Microsoft Office
4 4 (0.14%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.071%) Adobe Illustrator
5 2 (0.071%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.035%) Chatbot
6 1 (0.035%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.035%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 39 (1.38%) 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 (0.071%) 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
1 471 (16.63%) Microsoft Azure
2 203 (7.17%) Amazon AWS
3 33 (1.16%) SaaS
4 27 (0.95%) PaaS
5 26 (0.92%) GitHub
6 22 (0.78%) AWS Lambda
7 18 (0.64%) Google Cloud Platform
8 14 (0.49%) Amazon EC2
8 14 (0.49%) IaaS
9 12 (0.42%) Cloud Computing
10 6 (0.21%) Azure Active Directory
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 (0.071%) Amazon Kinesis
13 2 (0.071%) Azure Machine Learning
13 2 (0.071%) Google Play
13 2 (0.071%) OpenShift
13 2 (0.071%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 19 (0.67%) Internet
2 18 (0.64%) 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 (0.071%) CTI
9 2 (0.071%) Kerberos
9 2 (0.071%) Network Security
9 2 (0.071%) X.509
10 1 (0.035%) Extranet
10 1 (0.035%) PPP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1401 (49.45%) SQL Server
2 173 (6.11%) NoSQL
3 160 (5.65%) SQL Server 2008
4 154 (5.44%) SQL Server 2012
5 128 (4.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 113 (3.99%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 103 (3.64%) Relational Database
8 95 (3.35%) MongoDB
9 66 (2.33%) Oracle Database
10 50 (1.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 43 (1.52%) RDBMS
12 42 (1.48%) SQL Server 2005
13 40 (1.41%) SQL Server 2016
14 37 (1.31%) Oracle Database 11g
14 37 (1.31%) SQL Server 2014
15 29 (1.02%) RavenDB
16 27 (0.95%) Big Data
17 26 (0.92%) Hadoop
17 26 (0.92%) MySQL
18 23 (0.81%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 358 (12.64%) Team Foundation Server
2 289 (10.20%) Visual Studio
3 248 (8.75%) Git (software)
4 187 (6.60%) TeamCity
5 143 (5.05%) Octopus Deploy
6 140 (4.94%) NUnit
7 82 (2.89%) SpecFlow
8 69 (2.44%) JIRA
9 57 (2.01%) Moq
10 49 (1.73%) MSTest
11 48 (1.69%) Subversion
12 44 (1.55%) ReSharper
12 44 (1.55%) Selenium
13 42 (1.48%) MSBuild
14 39 (1.38%) Jenkins
15 30 (1.06%) gulp
16 21 (0.74%) Jasmine
16 21 (0.74%) Visual Studio Team System
17 19 (0.67%) Atlassian Bamboo
18 18 (0.64%) JSUnit
General
1 483 (17.05%) Finance
2 256 (9.04%) Banking
3 114 (4.02%) Front Office
4 103 (3.64%) Investment Banking
5 71 (2.51%) Retail
6 54 (1.91%) Marketing
7 38 (1.34%) Advertising
8 34 (1.20%) Back Office
9 33 (1.16%) Manufacturing
10 30 (1.06%) Telecoms
11 24 (0.85%) Electronics
12 19 (0.67%) Automotive
12 19 (0.67%) Law
13 13 (0.46%) Legal
14 12 (0.42%) Financial Institution
15 10 (0.35%) Pharmaceutical
16 8 (0.28%) Games
16 8 (0.28%) Prime Brokerage
16 8 (0.28%) Publishing
17 7 (0.25%) Private Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2833 (100.00%) .NET
2 1476 (52.10%) ASP.NET
3 888 (31.34%) HTML
4 833 (29.40%) AngularJS
5 830 (29.30%) CSS
6 757 (26.72%) ASP.NET MVC
7 735 (25.94%) ASP.NET Web API
8 671 (23.69%) .NET Framework
9 548 (19.34%) jQuery
10 462 (16.31%) WCF
11 436 (15.39%) Web Services
12 395 (13.94%) Entity Framework
13 342 (12.07%) HTML5
14 271 (9.57%) REST
15 256 (9.04%) WPF
16 208 (7.34%) XML
17 201 (7.09%) RESTful
18 189 (6.67%) Twitter Bootstrap
19 185 (6.53%) React
20 183 (6.46%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 213 (7.52%) Greenfield Project
2 117 (4.13%) Analytical Skills
3 75 (2.65%) Computer Science
4 71 (2.51%) User Experience
5 62 (2.19%) Fixed Income
6 55 (1.94%) Equities
7 54 (1.91%) Derivative
8 53 (1.87%) Mobile App
9 52 (1.84%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 51 (1.80%) Enterprise Software
11 48 (1.69%) Fintech
12 46 (1.62%) Algorithms
13 42 (1.48%) N-Tier
14 32 (1.13%) Client/Server
14 32 (1.13%) Hedge funds
15 27 (0.95%) Virtual Team
16 24 (0.85%) Market Risk
17 23 (0.81%) Credit Risk
17 23 (0.81%) NHS
18 15 (0.53%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 290 (10.24%) Windows
2 46 (1.62%) Windows Server
3 24 (0.85%) Apple iOS
4 18 (0.64%) Linux
5 17 (0.60%) Android
6 16 (0.56%) Unix
7 8 (0.28%) Windows Server 2008
8 6 (0.21%) Windows 10
8 6 (0.21%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (0.071%) Windows Mobile
9 2 (0.071%) 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 7
10 1 (0.035%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 1512 (53.37%) MVC
2 1310 (46.24%) Agile Software Development
3 818 (28.87%) TDD
4 467 (16.48%) Scrum
5 331 (11.68%) Unit Testing
6 317 (11.19%) Continuous Integration
7 310 (10.94%) Web Development
8 268 (9.46%) OO
9 258 (9.11%) BDD
10 257 (9.07%) SOLID
11 221 (7.80%) Test Automation
12 214 (7.55%) Software Engineering
13 178 (6.28%) E-Commerce
14 170 (6.00%) SDLC
15 165 (5.82%) SOA
16 162 (5.72%) Microservices
17 157 (5.54%) OOP
18 144 (5.08%) DevOps
19 139 (4.91%) Front End Development
20 137 (4.84%) MVVM
Programming Languages
1 2476 (87.40%) C#
2 1206 (42.57%) JavaScript
3 1093 (38.58%) SQL
4 263 (9.28%) T-SQL
5 238 (8.40%) VB.NET
6 142 (5.01%) TypeScript
7 111 (3.92%) Java
8 75 (2.65%) VB
9 66 (2.33%) PowerShell
10 52 (1.84%) PL/SQL
11 39 (1.38%) Python
12 37 (1.31%) VBA
13 36 (1.27%) C++
14 33 (1.16%) VB6
15 22 (0.78%) XAML
16 19 (0.67%) C
17 17 (0.60%) Ruby
18 13 (0.46%) ES6
19 10 (0.35%) Scala
19 10 (0.35%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 119 (4.20%) Degree
2 68 (2.40%) Security Cleared
3 40 (1.41%) SC Cleared
4 31 (1.09%) Computer Science Degree
5 14 (0.49%) Microsoft Certification
6 9 (0.32%) 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%) CTC Cleared
10 4 (0.14%) PMI Certification
10 4 (0.14%) PMP
11 3 (0.11%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 2 (0.071%) AWS Certification
12 2 (0.071%) HNC
12 2 (0.071%) Postgraduate
13 1 (0.035%) CCNA
13 1 (0.035%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 99 (3.49%) QA
2 16 (0.56%) MiFID
3 7 (0.25%) Disclosure Scotland
3 7 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (0.18%) PCI DSS
5 4 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 3 (0.11%) Data Quality
6 3 (0.11%) EMIR
7 2 (0.071%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.035%) Government Security Classifications
8 1 (0.035%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 1 (0.035%) IFRS
8 1 (0.035%) IFRS 9
8 1 (0.035%) ISO 14001
8 1 (0.035%) ISO 8583
8 1 (0.035%) PMO
8 1 (0.035%) SLA
System Software
1 63 (2.22%) Docker
2 22 (0.78%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.071%) Virtual Desktop
4 1 (0.035%) Platform Symphony
4 1 (0.035%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.035%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 18 (0.64%) 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 (0.071%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 2 (0.071%) Microsoft Clustering
6 2 (0.071%) Nagios
6 2 (0.071%) Rancher
6 2 (0.071%) 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 (23.65%) Microsoft
2 230 (8.12%) Oracle
3 124 (4.38%) Sitecore
4 36 (1.27%) Xamarin
5 35 (1.24%) Telerik
6 31 (1.09%) SAP
7 22 (0.78%) Google
7 22 (0.78%) Sybase
8 21 (0.74%) DevExpress
9 15 (0.53%) Infragistics
9 15 (0.53%) Reuters
9 15 (0.53%) TIBCO
10 12 (0.42%) Atlassian
11 8 (0.28%) Bloomberg
11 8 (0.28%) IBM
11 8 (0.28%) Twitter
12 7 (0.25%) ION Trading
12 7 (0.25%) Salesforce.com
12 7 (0.25%) Siebel
13 6 (0.21%) Apigee