Period
to 22 November 2019

The median contractor rate for a .NET Developer was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 22 November 2019.

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 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 91 71 86
Rank change year-on-year -20 +15 -3
Contract jobs requiring a .NET Developer 2,099 3,549 2,930
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.55% 3.42% 2.84%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.72% 3.61% 2.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,661 2,887 2,316
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +9.68% +6.90%
10th Percentile £313 £313 £300
90th Percentile £550 £588 £560
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 18 22
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £48.50 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.53% +7.78% +5.88%
10th Percentile £25.25 £24.65 £25.08
90th Percentile £50.00 £64.38 £49.85
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.25 £45.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year -8.33% - +5.88%

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 77,293 98,422 97,917
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.06% 94.82% 94.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 50,553 65,036 64,589
UK median daily rate £460 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.22% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £253 £270 £260
90th Percentile £644 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,900 3,067 2,934
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £18.50 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.11% -1.07% +3.89%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.00 £10.96
90th Percentile £52.50 £48.75 £48.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.16 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +3.77% - -

.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 2019.

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 2019.

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 22 November 2019. 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 -20 1,985 £425 - 1,261
UK excluding London -14 1,288 £400 +6.67% 1,030
London -44 780 £480 -1.54% 326
South East -8 416 £425 +1.19% 267
North of England -10 356 £375 +2.74% 303
North West +2 224 £375 +3.45% 175
Midlands +16 191 £400 +6.67% 176
South West -23 169 £413 +3.13% 111
Yorkshire -9 118 £380 +4.11% 110
West Midlands -7 102 £413 +10.00% 101
East Midlands +33 89 £355 +1.43% 75
East of England -11 65 £425 +6.25% 78
Scotland -15 62 £403 +11.81% 61
Wales -22 24 £375 +1.35% 20
North East -4 14 £400 +9.59% 18
Northern Ireland -8 6 £403 -6.88% 14

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

For the 6 months to 22 November 2019, .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 2,099 (100.00%) .NET
2 1,777 (84.66%) C#
3 861 (41.02%) Agile Software Development
4 857 (40.83%) SQL Server
5 834 (39.73%) MVC
6 822 (39.16%) Azure
7 788 (37.54%) ASP.NET
8 780 (37.16%) JavaScript
9 749 (35.68%) SQL
10 615 (29.30%) .NET Core
11 558 (26.58%) AngularJS
12 556 (26.49%) TDD
13 512 (24.39%) .NET Framework
14 484 (23.06%) HTML
15 476 (22.68%) ASP.NET Web API
16 458 (21.82%) CSS
17 429 (20.44%) Microsoft
18 352 (16.77%) Finance
19 350 (16.67%) ASP.NET MVC
20 294 (14.01%) Microservices
21 272 (12.96%) Entity Framework
22 261 (12.43%) Scrum
23 236 (11.24%) React
24 234 (11.15%) DevOps
25 229 (10.91%) Web Services
26 228 (10.86%) AWS
27 216 (10.29%) jQuery
28 215 (10.24%) BDD
29 210 (10.00%) SOLID
30 201 (9.58%) Git (software)

.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 62 (2.95%) Umbraco
2 43 (2.05%) CMS
3 35 (1.67%) IIS
4 33 (1.57%) Confluence
5 25 (1.19%) SharePoint
6 21 (1.00%) EPiServer
7 20 (0.95%) Elasticsearch
8 13 (0.62%) Kentico
9 11 (0.52%) Sitecore CMS
10 10 (0.48%) NServiceBus
11 6 (0.29%) Apache
11 6 (0.29%) Oracle Workflow
11 6 (0.29%) WebLogic
12 5 (0.24%) BizTalk Server
12 5 (0.24%) JBoss
13 4 (0.19%) Ethereum
13 4 (0.19%) Hyperledger
14 3 (0.14%) DNN
14 3 (0.14%) Sitefinity
15 2 (0.095%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 43 (2.05%) Microsoft Excel
2 25 (1.19%) MS Visio
3 9 (0.43%) Microsoft Office
4 2 (0.095%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.095%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.048%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 4 (0.19%) Oracle EBS
1 4 (0.19%) Oracle ERP
1 4 (0.19%) R3 Corda
2 2 (0.095%) Distributed Ledger
2 2 (0.095%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (0.095%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.095%) Dynamics NAV
2 2 (0.095%) FINCAD Analytics
3 1 (0.048%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 822 (39.16%) Azure
2 228 (10.86%) AWS
3 98 (4.67%) Serverless
4 61 (2.91%) Azure Functions
5 43 (2.05%) PaaS
6 36 (1.72%) Azure Active Directory
6 36 (1.72%) SaaS
7 29 (1.38%) GitHub
8 25 (1.19%) AWS Lambda
9 21 (1.00%) OpenShift
9 21 (1.00%) Power Platform
10 13 (0.62%) Azure Data Factory
10 13 (0.62%) Cloud Computing
10 13 (0.62%) GCP
11 12 (0.57%) Office 365
12 10 (0.48%) IaaS
13 8 (0.38%) npm
14 6 (0.29%) AWS CloudFormation
14 6 (0.29%) Data Lake Analytics
14 6 (0.29%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 19 (0.91%) AMQP
2 11 (0.52%) HTTP
3 7 (0.33%) Internet
4 5 (0.24%) Network Security
5 4 (0.19%) TCP/IP
6 3 (0.14%) DHCP
7 2 (0.095%) Intranet
7 2 (0.095%) IPFS
7 2 (0.095%) Modbus
7 2 (0.095%) Peer-to-Peer Networking
7 2 (0.095%) Skype
8 1 (0.048%) Extranet
8 1 (0.048%) SSL
8 1 (0.048%) WAN
8 1 (0.048%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 857 (40.83%) SQL Server
2 136 (6.48%) NoSQL
3 117 (5.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 72 (3.43%) Relational Database
5 70 (3.33%) MongoDB
6 61 (2.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 59 (2.81%) Cosmos DB
8 51 (2.43%) Azure SQL Database
9 50 (2.38%) SQL Server 2016
10 35 (1.67%) SQL Server 2008
11 34 (1.62%) PostgreSQL
12 33 (1.57%) Redis
13 30 (1.43%) MySQL
14 27 (1.29%) Data Warehouse
15 24 (1.14%) SQL Server 2012
16 22 (1.05%) SQL Server 2014
17 20 (0.95%) Oracle Database
17 20 (0.95%) Power BI
18 16 (0.76%) RDBMS
19 14 (0.67%) Data Lake
Development Applications
1 201 (9.58%) Git (software)
2 163 (7.77%) Visual Studio
3 149 (7.10%) Team Foundation Server
4 110 (5.24%) NUnit
5 104 (4.95%) TeamCity
6 97 (4.62%) Octopus Deploy
7 74 (3.53%) JIRA
8 68 (3.24%) Jenkins
9 60 (2.86%) Moq
10 49 (2.33%) SpecFlow
11 48 (2.29%) Visual Studio Team System
12 36 (1.72%) Selenium
13 23 (1.10%) webpack
14 22 (1.05%) Jasmine
15 21 (1.00%) MSTest
16 19 (0.91%) Bitbucket
17 18 (0.86%) gulp
18 12 (0.57%) MSBuild
18 12 (0.57%) ReSharper
19 11 (0.52%) Babel
General
1 352 (16.77%) Finance
2 103 (4.91%) Banking
3 68 (3.24%) Public Sector
4 66 (3.14%) Front Office
5 62 (2.95%) Law
5 62 (2.95%) Retail
6 26 (1.24%) Back Office
7 20 (0.95%) Investment Banking
8 19 (0.91%) Marketing
9 18 (0.86%) Financial Institution
10 16 (0.76%) Telecoms
11 14 (0.67%) Manufacturing
11 14 (0.67%) Publishing
12 11 (0.52%) Games
13 7 (0.33%) Electronics
13 7 (0.33%) Legal
14 4 (0.19%) Pharmaceutical
15 3 (0.14%) Advertising
15 3 (0.14%) Aerospace
16 2 (0.095%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2,099 (100.00%) .NET
2 788 (37.54%) ASP.NET
3 615 (29.30%) .NET Core
4 558 (26.58%) AngularJS
5 512 (24.39%) .NET Framework
6 484 (23.06%) HTML
7 476 (22.68%) ASP.NET Web API
8 458 (21.82%) CSS
9 350 (16.67%) ASP.NET MVC
10 272 (12.96%) Entity Framework
11 236 (11.24%) React
12 229 (10.91%) Web Services
13 216 (10.29%) jQuery
14 193 (9.19%) RESTful
15 181 (8.62%) REST
16 168 (8.00%) HTML5
17 127 (6.05%) Twitter Bootstrap
18 108 (5.15%) WCF
19 103 (4.91%) WPF
20 91 (4.34%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 192 (9.15%) Greenfield Project
2 85 (4.05%) Enterprise Software
3 81 (3.86%) Analytical Skills
4 35 (1.67%) Derivative
5 27 (1.29%) Mobile App
6 25 (1.19%) User Experience
7 21 (1.00%) Self-Motivation
8 20 (0.95%) Algorithms
9 17 (0.81%) N-Tier
10 14 (0.67%) Data Structures
11 13 (0.62%) Digital Media
11 13 (0.62%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 12 (0.57%) Cloud Native
12 12 (0.57%) Hedge funds
12 12 (0.57%) NHS
13 11 (0.52%) W3C
14 10 (0.48%) Fixed Income
15 9 (0.43%) EPoS
16 8 (0.38%) Equities
16 8 (0.38%) Equity Derivative
Operating Systems
1 121 (5.76%) Windows
2 28 (1.33%) Android
3 20 (0.95%) Linux
4 18 (0.86%) Apple iOS
5 10 (0.48%) Unix
6 7 (0.33%) Windows Server
7 5 (0.24%) VMS
8 3 (0.14%) Mac OS
9 2 (0.095%) DC/OS
10 1 (0.048%) MVS
10 1 (0.048%) OS/2
10 1 (0.048%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.048%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 861 (41.02%) Agile Software Development
2 834 (39.73%) MVC
3 556 (26.49%) TDD
4 294 (14.01%) Microservices
5 261 (12.43%) Scrum
6 234 (11.15%) DevOps
7 215 (10.24%) BDD
8 210 (10.00%) SOLID
9 194 (9.24%) Unit Testing
10 164 (7.81%) Continuous Integration
11 159 (7.58%) OO
12 130 (6.19%) Test Automation
13 125 (5.96%) Web Development
14 109 (5.19%) SDLC
15 100 (4.76%) Problem-Solving
16 99 (4.72%) Kanban
17 95 (4.53%) Software Engineering
18 80 (3.81%) Multithreading
19 79 (3.76%) E-Commerce
20 73 (3.48%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 1,777 (84.66%) C#
2 780 (37.16%) JavaScript
3 749 (35.68%) SQL
4 143 (6.81%) T-SQL
5 115 (5.48%) VB.NET
6 89 (4.24%) TypeScript
7 64 (3.05%) Java
8 60 (2.86%) VBA
9 58 (2.76%) PowerShell
10 47 (2.24%) C++
11 34 (1.62%) VB
12 32 (1.52%) C
13 26 (1.24%) PL/SQL
14 25 (1.19%) Python
15 21 (1.00%) F#
16 13 (0.62%) VB6
17 12 (0.57%) PHP
18 7 (0.33%) ES6
19 5 (0.24%) Go
19 5 (0.24%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 75 (3.57%) Security Cleared
2 64 (3.05%) Degree
3 54 (2.57%) SC Cleared
4 24 (1.14%) Computer Science Degree
5 8 (0.38%) Microsoft Certification
6 6 (0.29%) Master's Degree
6 6 (0.29%) Numerate Degree
7 4 (0.19%) BPSS Clearance
7 4 (0.19%) DV Cleared
7 4 (0.19%) MCSD
8 3 (0.14%) PhD
9 2 (0.095%) BC Cleared
9 2 (0.095%) CTC Cleared
9 2 (0.095%) ISEB
9 2 (0.095%) ISTQB
10 1 (0.048%) CISA
10 1 (0.048%) CISM
10 1 (0.048%) CISSP
10 1 (0.048%) DBS Check
10 1 (0.048%) MCPD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 67 (3.19%) QA
2 12 (0.57%) WCAG
3 10 (0.48%) MiFID
4 5 (0.24%) PMO
5 2 (0.095%) GxP
5 2 (0.095%) HL7
5 2 (0.095%) IFRS
5 2 (0.095%) PSD2
6 1 (0.048%) Dodd-Frank
6 1 (0.048%) EMIR
System Software
1 133 (6.34%) Docker
2 37 (1.76%) Active Directory
3 10 (0.48%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.048%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 84 (4.00%) Kubernetes
2 14 (0.67%) Terraform
3 10 (0.48%) Ansible
4 9 (0.43%) Kibana
4 9 (0.43%) MIIS
5 8 (0.38%) Single Sign-On
6 3 (0.14%) ITRS Geneos
6 3 (0.14%) Opscode Chef
6 3 (0.14%) WSUS
7 2 (0.095%) Control-M
7 2 (0.095%) Grafana
7 2 (0.095%) logstash
7 2 (0.095%) Packer
8 1 (0.048%) Failover Clustering
8 1 (0.048%) HAProxy
8 1 (0.048%) Puppet
Vendors
1 429 (20.44%) Microsoft
2 97 (4.62%) Oracle
3 27 (1.29%) Sitecore
4 23 (1.10%) Xamarin
5 17 (0.81%) Google
6 15 (0.71%) Atlassian
6 15 (0.71%) Telerik
7 10 (0.48%) DevExpress
8 9 (0.43%) SAP
9 8 (0.38%) Salesforce.com
10 7 (0.33%) Citrix
11 6 (0.29%) Databricks
11 6 (0.29%) New Relic
11 6 (0.29%) StreamSets
11 6 (0.29%) webMethods
12 4 (0.19%) Meridio
12 4 (0.19%) Sybase
12 4 (0.19%) Workday
13 3 (0.14%) Okta
13 3 (0.14%) Splunk