Period
to 24 February 2018

The median contractor rate for a .NET Developer was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 24 February 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
24 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 83 74 67
Rank change year-on-year -9 -7 -7
Contract jobs requiring a .NET Developer 2,851 2,884 3,247
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.83% 3.01% 3.00%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.99% 3.17% 3.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,265 2,145 2,419
UK median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% -
10th Percentile £300 £263 £269
90th Percentile £552 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £355 £350 £335
% change year-on-year +1.43% +4.48% +3.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 35 31
UK median hourly rate £46.00 £29.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +58.62% -22.67% +6.38%
10th Percentile £42.65 £14.50 £19.25
90th Percentile £173.75 £44.40 £69.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.50 £33.25 £37.50
% change year-on-year +36.84% -11.33% +7.91%

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 95,407 90,891 102,711
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.79% 94.79% 95.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 63,339 59,264 65,754
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £263 £255 £250
90th Percentile £625 £610 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £380
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,822 3,233 3,722
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.89% -5.26% +15.15%
10th Percentile £10.92 £10.63 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.47 £47.50 £47.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.25
% change year-on-year - -4.11% +10.61%

.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 24 February 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 24 February 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for .NET Developer in the UK

.NET Developer
Top 16 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 24 February 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 -11 2,603 £400 +6.67% 1,507
UK excluding London -16 1,583 £355 +1.43% 1,137
London +17 1,236 £475 +5.56% 439
South East -9 470 £375 +4.17% 295
North of England -6 373 £330 -2.94% 354
Midlands -35 218 £350 +2.94% 185
South West -14 186 £363 +6.62% 119
Yorkshire +10 183 £330 +1.54% 134
North West -19 172 £334 -1.11% 188
West Midlands -19 136 £370 +9.63% 84
East of England -26 124 £385 +18.46% 115
Scotland +4 119 £363 +5.07% 50
Wales +49 83 £375 +20.00% 12
East Midlands -36 79 £350 - 101
North East +10 18 £328 -16.03% 32
Northern Ireland -16 16 £420 +3.38% 7

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

For the 6 months to 24 February 2018, .NET Developer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads featuring .NET Developer in the job title.

1 2,851 (100.00%) .NET
2 2,465 (86.46%) C#
3 1,551 (54.40%) MVC
4 1,495 (52.44%) ASP.NET
5 1,412 (49.53%) SQL Server
6 1,379 (48.37%) Agile Software Development
7 1,196 (41.95%) JavaScript
8 1,060 (37.18%) SQL
9 949 (33.29%) TDD
10 942 (33.04%) HTML
11 909 (31.88%) ASP.NET Web API
12 870 (30.52%) ASP.NET MVC
13 834 (29.25%) CSS
14 823 (28.87%) AngularJS
15 714 (25.04%) .NET Framework
16 625 (21.92%) Microsoft
17 605 (21.22%) Microsoft Azure
18 538 (18.87%) Finance
19 522 (18.31%) jQuery
20 446 (15.64%) Scrum
21 428 (15.01%) Web Services
22 399 (14.00%) WCF
23 381 (13.36%) Entity Framework
24 377 (13.22%) BDD
25 359 (12.59%) Continuous Integration
26 320 (11.22%) Web Development
27 317 (11.12%) HTML5
28 300 (10.52%) Visual Studio
29 297 (10.42%) Git (software)
30 290 (10.17%) React

.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
1 146 (5.12%) CMS
2 110 (3.86%) IIS
3 96 (3.37%) Elasticsearch
4 62 (2.17%) NServiceBus
5 57 (2.00%) Umbraco
6 56 (1.96%) Sitecore CMS
7 42 (1.47%) SharePoint
8 27 (0.95%) EPiServer
9 24 (0.84%) Kentico
10 22 (0.77%) BizTalk Server
11 12 (0.42%) Apache
12 10 (0.35%) Apache Solr
13 9 (0.32%) Confluence
14 6 (0.21%) Apache Spark
15 5 (0.18%) SharePoint 2010
15 5 (0.18%) SharePoint 2013
16 4 (0.14%) Orchard CMS
16 4 (0.14%) WebSphere
17 3 (0.11%) nginx
17 3 (0.11%) Sitefinity
Applications
1 54 (1.89%) Microsoft Excel
2 18 (0.63%) Microsoft Office
3 6 (0.21%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (0.14%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.070%) Fireworks
5 2 (0.070%) Photoshop
5 2 (0.070%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.035%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 29 (1.02%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.14%) Payment Gateway
3 3 (0.11%) Dynamics NAV
3 3 (0.11%) Infor M3
3 3 (0.11%) SAP S/4HANA
3 3 (0.11%) SimCorp Dimension
3 3 (0.11%) SunGard GMI
4 2 (0.070%) Endur
5 1 (0.035%) Adobe Campaign
5 1 (0.035%) Kondor
5 1 (0.035%) NetSuite
5 1 (0.035%) OpenText MBPM
5 1 (0.035%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.035%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 605 (21.22%) Microsoft Azure
2 273 (9.58%) Amazon AWS
3 46 (1.61%) GitHub
4 33 (1.16%) Serverless
5 20 (0.70%) Google Cloud Platform
6 18 (0.63%) PaaS
7 17 (0.60%) Cloud Computing
8 12 (0.42%) Dynamics 365
9 11 (0.39%) IaaS
10 10 (0.35%) Office 365
10 10 (0.35%) SaaS
11 9 (0.32%) Google Analytics
12 8 (0.28%) AWS CloudFormation
13 7 (0.25%) npm
14 6 (0.21%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 6 (0.21%) Dropbox
15 5 (0.18%) AWS Lambda
15 5 (0.18%) Google Tag Manager
16 4 (0.14%) Amazon EMR
16 4 (0.14%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (0.70%) Internet
2 15 (0.53%) HTTP
3 13 (0.46%) Intranet
4 12 (0.42%) SMS
5 8 (0.28%) SMTP
6 7 (0.25%) FTP
7 4 (0.14%) DNS
7 4 (0.14%) VoIP
8 3 (0.11%) Extranet
8 3 (0.11%) IGMP
8 3 (0.11%) WEP
9 2 (0.070%) AMQP
9 2 (0.070%) Firewall
9 2 (0.070%) HTTPS
9 2 (0.070%) IMAP
9 2 (0.070%) Skype
9 2 (0.070%) SSL
9 2 (0.070%) TCP/IP
10 1 (0.035%) BGP
10 1 (0.035%) CTI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,412 (49.53%) SQL Server
2 160 (5.61%) NoSQL
3 144 (5.05%) SQL Server 2008
4 140 (4.91%) Relational Database
5 128 (4.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 117 (4.10%) SQL Server 2012
7 112 (3.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 103 (3.61%) MongoDB
9 62 (2.17%) SQL Server 2014
10 57 (2.00%) RDBMS
11 51 (1.79%) Oracle Database
12 44 (1.54%) SQL Server 2016
13 39 (1.37%) Data Warehouse
14 37 (1.30%) MySQL
15 36 (1.26%) PostgreSQL
16 33 (1.16%) RavenDB
17 30 (1.05%) Azure SQL Database
18 29 (1.02%) SQL Server 2005
19 27 (0.95%) Blockchain
19 27 (0.95%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 300 (10.52%) Visual Studio
2 297 (10.42%) Git (software)
3 268 (9.40%) Team Foundation Server
4 195 (6.84%) NUnit
5 189 (6.63%) TeamCity
6 156 (5.47%) Octopus Deploy
7 81 (2.84%) MSTest
8 79 (2.77%) Selenium
9 76 (2.67%) SpecFlow
10 72 (2.53%) JIRA
11 71 (2.49%) Visual Studio Team System
12 67 (2.35%) Moq
13 60 (2.10%) Subversion
14 55 (1.93%) MSBuild
15 54 (1.89%) Jenkins
16 48 (1.68%) ReSharper
17 23 (0.81%) Bitbucket
18 22 (0.77%) Atlassian Bamboo
19 21 (0.74%) Jasmine
20 17 (0.60%) NuGet
General
1 538 (18.87%) Finance
2 259 (9.08%) Banking
3 87 (3.05%) Front Office
4 79 (2.77%) Retail
5 75 (2.63%) Investment Banking
6 68 (2.39%) Marketing
7 51 (1.79%) Financial Institution
8 49 (1.72%) Back Office
9 32 (1.12%) Law
10 31 (1.09%) Telecoms
11 30 (1.05%) Advertising
12 29 (1.02%) Manufacturing
13 25 (0.88%) Legal
14 19 (0.67%) Electronics
15 7 (0.25%) Automotive
16 6 (0.21%) Games
17 4 (0.14%) Pharmaceutical
18 3 (0.11%) Prime Brokerage
19 2 (0.070%) French Language
19 2 (0.070%) Music Industry
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2,851 (100.00%) .NET
2 1,495 (52.44%) ASP.NET
3 942 (33.04%) HTML
4 909 (31.88%) ASP.NET Web API
5 870 (30.52%) ASP.NET MVC
6 834 (29.25%) CSS
7 823 (28.87%) AngularJS
8 714 (25.04%) .NET Framework
9 522 (18.31%) jQuery
10 428 (15.01%) Web Services
11 399 (14.00%) WCF
12 381 (13.36%) Entity Framework
13 317 (11.12%) HTML5
14 290 (10.17%) React
15 264 (9.26%) RESTful
16 225 (7.89%) REST
17 219 (7.68%) WPF
18 215 (7.54%) .NET Core
19 174 (6.10%) Twitter Bootstrap
20 172 (6.03%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 233 (8.17%) Greenfield Project
2 95 (3.33%) N-Tier
3 94 (3.30%) Enterprise Software
4 83 (2.91%) Fintech
5 69 (2.42%) Analytical Skills
6 66 (2.31%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 64 (2.24%) User Experience
8 47 (1.65%) Client/Server
9 42 (1.47%) Computer Science
10 41 (1.44%) Mobile App
11 34 (1.19%) Fixed Income
12 33 (1.16%) Derivative
13 31 (1.09%) Public Cloud
14 30 (1.05%) Online Banking
15 28 (0.98%) Equities
16 27 (0.95%) Algorithms
16 27 (0.95%) Blog
17 20 (0.70%) Data Structures
18 18 (0.63%) Hedge funds
18 18 (0.63%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 222 (7.79%) Windows
2 40 (1.40%) Windows Server
3 21 (0.74%) Linux
4 20 (0.70%) Unix
5 12 (0.42%) Windows Server 2012
6 11 (0.39%) Android
7 7 (0.25%) Windows 7
8 6 (0.21%) Apple iOS
9 5 (0.18%) Windows Server 2008
10 4 (0.14%) MVS
10 4 (0.14%) Windows 10
11 3 (0.11%) Nucleus RTOS
11 3 (0.11%) VxWorks
11 3 (0.11%) Windows Phone
12 2 (0.070%) Windows Server 2003
13 1 (0.035%) FreeRTOS
13 1 (0.035%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,551 (54.40%) MVC
2 1,379 (48.37%) Agile Software Development
3 949 (33.29%) TDD
4 446 (15.64%) Scrum
5 377 (13.22%) BDD
6 359 (12.59%) Continuous Integration
7 320 (11.22%) Web Development
8 282 (9.89%) SOLID
9 281 (9.86%) Unit Testing
10 270 (9.47%) Microservices
11 236 (8.28%) E-Commerce
12 235 (8.24%) OO
13 186 (6.52%) Test Automation
14 173 (6.07%) Software Engineering
15 151 (5.30%) DevOps
16 145 (5.09%) SOA
17 142 (4.98%) OOP
18 127 (4.45%) SDLC
19 122 (4.28%) Front End Development
20 119 (4.17%) Domain-Driven Design
Programming Languages
1 2,465 (86.46%) C#
2 1,196 (41.95%) JavaScript
3 1,060 (37.18%) SQL
4 281 (9.86%) T-SQL
5 265 (9.29%) VB.NET
6 132 (4.63%) TypeScript
7 81 (2.84%) Java
8 69 (2.42%) PowerShell
9 62 (2.17%) VB
10 58 (2.03%) VBA
11 48 (1.68%) C++
11 48 (1.68%) Python
12 38 (1.33%) PL/SQL
13 26 (0.91%) VB6
14 22 (0.77%) Ruby
15 20 (0.70%) PHP
16 16 (0.56%) XAML
17 14 (0.49%) C
17 14 (0.49%) F#
18 12 (0.42%) R
Qualifications
1 89 (3.12%) Degree
2 45 (1.58%) Security Cleared
3 22 (0.77%) Microsoft Certification
4 20 (0.70%) SC Cleared
5 16 (0.56%) Computer Science Degree
6 14 (0.49%) BPSS Clearance
7 8 (0.28%) MCP
8 7 (0.25%) PhD
9 6 (0.21%) MCAD
9 6 (0.21%) MCSD
9 6 (0.21%) MCTS
10 4 (0.14%) DBS Check
10 4 (0.14%) Master's Degree
11 3 (0.11%) MCPD
12 2 (0.070%) DV Cleared
12 2 (0.070%) Numerate Degree
13 1 (0.035%) BC Cleared
13 1 (0.035%) HND
13 1 (0.035%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 50 (1.75%) QA
2 23 (0.81%) MiFID
3 22 (0.77%) PCI DSS
4 9 (0.32%) GCP
5 7 (0.25%) Disclosure Scotland
5 7 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 5 (0.18%) HL7
7 4 (0.14%) SLA
8 3 (0.11%) GDPR
8 3 (0.11%) WCAG
9 2 (0.070%) PMO
10 1 (0.035%) EMIR
10 1 (0.035%) ISO 9001
10 1 (0.035%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 1 (0.035%) PSD2
System Software
1 90 (3.16%) Docker
2 9 (0.32%) Active Directory
3 6 (0.21%) Virtual Machines
4 5 (0.18%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (0.11%) Virtual Servers
6 2 (0.070%) Hyper-V
6 2 (0.070%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (0.070%) Platform Symphony
6 2 (0.070%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 31 (1.09%) Ansible
2 22 (0.77%) Opscode Chef
3 16 (0.56%) Kubernetes
4 13 (0.46%) Puppet
5 12 (0.42%) Terraform
6 9 (0.32%) BladeLogic
6 9 (0.32%) Grafana
7 7 (0.25%) Single Sign-On
8 6 (0.21%) Control-M
8 6 (0.21%) Prometheus
9 5 (0.18%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 2 (0.070%) Kibana
10 2 (0.070%) logstash
10 2 (0.070%) SCCM
10 2 (0.070%) vCenter Server
10 2 (0.070%) WebSphere Cast Iron
11 1 (0.035%) CA Service Virtualization
11 1 (0.035%) Consul
11 1 (0.035%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 625 (21.92%) Microsoft
2 255 (8.94%) Oracle
3 68 (2.39%) Sitecore
4 41 (1.44%) Xamarin
5 37 (1.30%) Google
6 22 (0.77%) SAP
7 19 (0.67%) Telerik
8 18 (0.63%) Capita
9 13 (0.46%) Sybase
10 10 (0.35%) IBM
11 9 (0.32%) Splunk
12 8 (0.28%) New Relic
12 8 (0.28%) Twitter
13 7 (0.25%) Tableau
13 7 (0.25%) VMware
14 6 (0.21%) Citrix
14 6 (0.21%) DevExpress
14 6 (0.21%) Embarcadero
15 5 (0.18%) Adobe
16 4 (0.14%) Avaya