Period
to 19 April 2018

The median contractor rate for a .NET Developer was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 19 April 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
19 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 78 75 72
Rank change year-on-year -3 -3 -10
Contract jobs requiring a .NET Developer 3,033 2,776 3,020
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 3.00% 3.00% 2.83%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.16% 3.16% 2.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,426 2,061 2,255
UK median daily rate £400 £375 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +4.31% +2.71%
10th Percentile £306 £263 £269
90th Percentile £550 £556 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year +7.14% +3.70% +3.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 21 26
UK median hourly rate £47.00 £29.00 £39.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +62.07% -26.11% +12.14%
10th Percentile £43.40 £12.05 £19.05
90th Percentile £187.50 £45.00 £66.46
UK excluding London median hourly rate £46.00 £37.50 £39.25
% change year-on-year +22.67% -4.46% +12.14%

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 96,001 87,918 101,505
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.95% 94.87% 95.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 63,167 57,151 65,412
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
10th Percentile £263 £258 £251
90th Percentile £632 £613 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +2.50% +3.90% +2.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,952 3,021 3,351
UK median hourly rate £18.50 £18.75 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.33% -3.85% +15.73%
10th Percentile £10.88 £10.75 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.54 £48.75 £48.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year -2.78% -5.26% +15.15%

.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 19 April 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 19 April 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 19 April 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 -14 2,731 £413 +10.00% 1,360
UK excluding London -17 1,643 £375 +7.14% 1,007
London +20 1,353 £475 +5.56% 422
North of England -5 437 £350 +4.48% 286
South East -39 404 £385 +10.00% 288
Midlands -22 229 £375 +13.64% 168
North West -3 209 £350 +7.69% 162
Yorkshire +1 200 £350 +6.06% 106
South West -10 193 £370 +5.71% 93
Scotland -1 145 £375 +7.14% 45
West Midlands -11 139 £363 +6.62% 78
East of England -25 115 £385 +14.07% 103
East Midlands -34 88 £375 +17.19% 89
Wales +35 82 £375 +15.38% 17
Northern Ireland +16 43 £431 +56.73% 7
North East -16 28 £325 -8.45% 18

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

For the 6 months to 19 April 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 3,033 (100.00%) .NET
2 2,589 (85.36%) C#
3 1,591 (52.46%) MVC
4 1,555 (51.27%) ASP.NET
5 1,482 (48.86%) Agile Software Development
6 1,464 (48.27%) SQL Server
7 1,289 (42.50%) JavaScript
8 1,137 (37.49%) SQL
9 989 (32.61%) HTML
10 964 (31.78%) TDD
11 940 (30.99%) ASP.NET Web API
12 903 (29.77%) AngularJS
13 881 (29.05%) ASP.NET MVC
14 858 (28.29%) CSS
15 775 (25.55%) .NET Framework
16 708 (23.34%) Microsoft Azure
17 627 (20.67%) Microsoft
18 619 (20.41%) Finance
19 588 (19.39%) jQuery
20 480 (15.83%) Scrum
21 450 (14.84%) Web Services
22 412 (13.58%) Entity Framework
23 411 (13.55%) WCF
24 382 (12.59%) Continuous Integration
25 378 (12.46%) BDD
26 364 (12.00%) React
27 333 (10.98%) HTML5
28 330 (10.88%) Visual Studio
29 326 (10.75%) SOLID
30 321 (10.58%) Microservices

.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
1 126 (4.15%) CMS
2 103 (3.40%) IIS
3 96 (3.17%) Elasticsearch
4 90 (2.97%) NServiceBus
5 54 (1.78%) Umbraco
6 48 (1.58%) Sitecore CMS
7 40 (1.32%) SharePoint
8 29 (0.96%) BizTalk Server
9 27 (0.89%) EPiServer
10 13 (0.43%) Apache
10 13 (0.43%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 12 (0.40%) Kentico
12 11 (0.36%) Confluence
13 9 (0.30%) Apache Solr
14 7 (0.23%) Apache Spark
15 5 (0.16%) SharePoint 2010
16 4 (0.13%) K2 blackpearl
16 4 (0.13%) Orchard CMS
17 3 (0.099%) nginx
17 3 (0.099%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 44 (1.45%) Microsoft Excel
2 24 (0.79%) Microsoft Office
3 6 (0.20%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (0.099%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.099%) Photoshop
4 3 (0.099%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.033%) Acrobat
5 1 (0.033%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 46 (1.52%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (0.26%) SAP S/4HANA
3 5 (0.16%) SimCorp Dimension
4 4 (0.13%) Bloomberg AIM
4 4 (0.13%) Eagle PACE
4 4 (0.13%) Front Arena
4 4 (0.13%) Markit EDM
4 4 (0.13%) thinkFolio
5 3 (0.099%) Infor M3
5 3 (0.099%) Payment Gateway
6 2 (0.066%) Endur
7 1 (0.033%) Dynamics GP
7 1 (0.033%) Dynamics NAV
7 1 (0.033%) Elite 3E
7 1 (0.033%) Kondor
7 1 (0.033%) NetSuite
7 1 (0.033%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 708 (23.34%) Microsoft Azure
2 271 (8.94%) Amazon AWS
3 55 (1.81%) Serverless
4 52 (1.71%) GitHub
5 42 (1.38%) Cloud Computing
6 20 (0.66%) Google Cloud Platform
6 20 (0.66%) PaaS
7 13 (0.43%) Dynamics 365
7 13 (0.43%) SaaS
8 11 (0.36%) IaaS
9 10 (0.33%) NuGet
10 9 (0.30%) npm
10 9 (0.30%) Office 365
11 8 (0.26%) AWS CloudFormation
11 8 (0.26%) AWS Lambda
12 6 (0.20%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 6 (0.20%) Dropbox
12 6 (0.20%) Google Analytics
13 5 (0.16%) Google Tag Manager
14 4 (0.13%) Algolia
Communications & Networking
1 30 (0.99%) HTTP
2 26 (0.86%) Internet
3 16 (0.53%) SMS
4 9 (0.30%) Intranet
5 7 (0.23%) DNS
6 6 (0.20%) FTP
7 5 (0.16%) Skype
7 5 (0.16%) SMTP
8 4 (0.13%) WEP
9 3 (0.099%) Firewall
9 3 (0.099%) IGMP
10 2 (0.066%) AMQP
10 2 (0.066%) Extranet
10 2 (0.066%) HTTPS
10 2 (0.066%) IMAP
10 2 (0.066%) SSL
11 1 (0.033%) BGP
11 1 (0.033%) DSL
11 1 (0.033%) TCP/IP
11 1 (0.033%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,464 (48.27%) SQL Server
2 151 (4.98%) Relational Database
3 142 (4.68%) NoSQL
3 142 (4.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 133 (4.39%) SQL Server 2008
5 125 (4.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 118 (3.89%) SQL Server 2012
7 93 (3.07%) MongoDB
8 71 (2.34%) SQL Server 2014
9 64 (2.11%) SQL Server 2016
10 62 (2.04%) RDBMS
11 54 (1.78%) Oracle Database
12 51 (1.68%) Azure SQL Database
13 42 (1.38%) MySQL
14 41 (1.35%) Data Warehouse
15 38 (1.25%) RavenDB
16 35 (1.15%) PostgreSQL
17 32 (1.06%) Blockchain
17 32 (1.06%) SQL Server Analysis Services
18 25 (0.82%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 330 (10.88%) Visual Studio
2 314 (10.35%) Git (software)
3 276 (9.10%) Team Foundation Server
4 206 (6.79%) TeamCity
5 203 (6.69%) NUnit
6 173 (5.70%) Octopus Deploy
7 98 (3.23%) Visual Studio Team System
8 94 (3.10%) MSTest
9 91 (3.00%) JIRA
10 86 (2.84%) SpecFlow
11 82 (2.70%) Selenium
12 77 (2.54%) Jenkins
13 60 (1.98%) Moq
13 60 (1.98%) Subversion
14 46 (1.52%) MSBuild
15 44 (1.45%) ReSharper
16 26 (0.86%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 22 (0.73%) Bitbucket
18 21 (0.69%) Jasmine
19 17 (0.56%) SonarQube
General
1 619 (20.41%) Finance
2 279 (9.20%) Banking
3 85 (2.80%) Retail
4 72 (2.37%) Front Office
5 71 (2.34%) Marketing
6 66 (2.18%) Investment Banking
7 46 (1.52%) Financial Institution
8 44 (1.45%) Back Office
9 39 (1.29%) Law
10 32 (1.06%) Telecoms
11 29 (0.96%) Advertising
11 29 (0.96%) Manufacturing
12 26 (0.86%) Legal
13 21 (0.69%) Electronics
14 8 (0.26%) Games
15 5 (0.16%) Pharmaceutical
16 3 (0.099%) French Language
17 2 (0.066%) Automotive
17 2 (0.066%) Music Industry
17 2 (0.066%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3,033 (100.00%) .NET
2 1,555 (51.27%) ASP.NET
3 989 (32.61%) HTML
4 940 (30.99%) ASP.NET Web API
5 903 (29.77%) AngularJS
6 881 (29.05%) ASP.NET MVC
7 858 (28.29%) CSS
8 775 (25.55%) .NET Framework
9 588 (19.39%) jQuery
10 450 (14.84%) Web Services
11 412 (13.58%) Entity Framework
12 411 (13.55%) WCF
13 364 (12.00%) React
14 333 (10.98%) HTML5
15 304 (10.02%) RESTful
16 274 (9.03%) .NET Core
17 264 (8.70%) REST
18 263 (8.67%) WPF
19 201 (6.63%) Angular 2
20 172 (5.67%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 312 (10.29%) Greenfield Project
2 118 (3.89%) Enterprise Software
3 97 (3.20%) Fintech
4 78 (2.57%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 71 (2.34%) User Experience
6 67 (2.21%) Analytical Skills
7 57 (1.88%) N-Tier
8 46 (1.52%) Client/Server
8 46 (1.52%) Computer Science
9 40 (1.32%) Online Banking
10 38 (1.25%) Self-Motivation
11 34 (1.12%) Mobile App
12 32 (1.06%) Fixed Income
13 27 (0.89%) Derivative
13 27 (0.89%) Public Cloud
14 26 (0.86%) Hedge funds
15 25 (0.82%) Equities
16 24 (0.79%) Algorithms
17 20 (0.66%) Blog
18 14 (0.46%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 234 (7.72%) Windows
2 29 (0.96%) Windows Server
3 24 (0.79%) Linux
4 12 (0.40%) Android
4 12 (0.40%) Unix
5 9 (0.30%) Windows Server 2012
6 8 (0.26%) Apple iOS
7 5 (0.16%) Windows 7
7 5 (0.16%) Windows Phone
8 4 (0.13%) Windows Mobile
9 3 (0.099%) MVS
9 3 (0.099%) Nucleus RTOS
9 3 (0.099%) VxWorks
10 2 (0.066%) Windows Phone 8
10 2 (0.066%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (0.066%) Windows Server 2008
11 1 (0.033%) FreeRTOS
11 1 (0.033%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.033%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,591 (52.46%) MVC
2 1,482 (48.86%) Agile Software Development
3 964 (31.78%) TDD
4 480 (15.83%) Scrum
5 382 (12.59%) Continuous Integration
6 378 (12.46%) BDD
7 326 (10.75%) SOLID
8 321 (10.58%) Microservices
9 316 (10.42%) Unit Testing
10 308 (10.15%) Web Development
11 261 (8.61%) OO
12 242 (7.98%) E-Commerce
13 198 (6.53%) Software Engineering
14 184 (6.07%) SOA
14 184 (6.07%) Test Automation
15 178 (5.87%) DevOps
16 136 (4.48%) OOP
17 135 (4.45%) Problem-Solving
18 131 (4.32%) SDLC
19 115 (3.79%) CQRS
Programming Languages
1 2,589 (85.36%) C#
2 1,289 (42.50%) JavaScript
3 1,137 (37.49%) SQL
4 287 (9.46%) T-SQL
5 282 (9.30%) VB.NET
6 166 (5.47%) TypeScript
7 86 (2.84%) VB
8 81 (2.67%) PowerShell
9 71 (2.34%) Java
10 61 (2.01%) PL/SQL
11 56 (1.85%) Python
12 48 (1.58%) VBA
13 42 (1.38%) C++
14 40 (1.32%) VB6
15 23 (0.76%) PHP
16 18 (0.59%) C
17 16 (0.53%) R
18 15 (0.49%) XAML
19 13 (0.43%) ES6
19 13 (0.43%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 93 (3.07%) Degree
2 60 (1.98%) Security Cleared
3 31 (1.02%) SC Cleared
4 18 (0.59%) Microsoft Certification
5 17 (0.56%) Computer Science Degree
6 14 (0.46%) BPSS Clearance
7 9 (0.30%) MCP
8 4 (0.13%) DBS Check
8 4 (0.13%) MCSD
9 3 (0.099%) BC Cleared
9 3 (0.099%) MCAD
9 3 (0.099%) MCPD
9 3 (0.099%) MCTS
9 3 (0.099%) PhD
10 2 (0.066%) HND
10 2 (0.066%) Master's Degree
10 2 (0.066%) Numerate Degree
11 1 (0.033%) PMI Certification
11 1 (0.033%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 47 (1.55%) QA
2 30 (0.99%) PCI DSS
3 17 (0.56%) MiFID
4 9 (0.30%) GCP
5 8 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 6 (0.20%) Disclosure Scotland
6 6 (0.20%) GDPR
6 6 (0.20%) SLA
7 4 (0.13%) PMO
8 3 (0.099%) HL7
9 2 (0.066%) WCAG
10 1 (0.033%) PSD2
10 1 (0.033%) Solvency II
10 1 (0.033%) WAI
System Software
1 105 (3.46%) Docker
2 4 (0.13%) Active Directory
2 4 (0.13%) Platform Symphony
3 3 (0.099%) Virtual Machines
3 3 (0.099%) Virtual Servers
4 2 (0.066%) Hyper-V
4 2 (0.066%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (0.066%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.033%) VirtualBox
5 1 (0.033%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 26 (0.86%) Ansible
2 22 (0.73%) Kubernetes
3 21 (0.69%) Opscode Chef
4 14 (0.46%) Single Sign-On
4 14 (0.46%) Terraform
5 13 (0.43%) Puppet
6 10 (0.33%) Grafana
7 9 (0.30%) BladeLogic
8 8 (0.26%) Control-M
9 6 (0.20%) Prometheus
9 6 (0.20%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 2 (0.066%) Kibana
10 2 (0.066%) SCCM
10 2 (0.066%) vCenter Server
11 1 (0.033%) CA Service Virtualization
11 1 (0.033%) Consul
11 1 (0.033%) Graphite
11 1 (0.033%) HP ALM
11 1 (0.033%) logstash
11 1 (0.033%) StatsD
Vendors
1 627 (20.67%) Microsoft
2 236 (7.78%) Oracle
3 66 (2.18%) Sitecore
4 41 (1.35%) Xamarin
5 35 (1.15%) Google
6 33 (1.09%) Capita
7 32 (1.06%) SAP
8 24 (0.79%) Telerik
9 18 (0.59%) Sybase
10 15 (0.49%) Splunk
10 15 (0.49%) Tableau
11 9 (0.30%) Micro Focus
11 9 (0.30%) SimCorp
12 8 (0.26%) Embarcadero
12 8 (0.26%) New Relic
13 7 (0.23%) Apigee
13 7 (0.23%) Atlassian
13 7 (0.23%) TIBCO
14 6 (0.20%) IBM
14 6 (0.20%) Remedy