The median contractor rate for a .NET Developer was £375 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 27 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
27 May 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 72 86 60
Rank change year-on-year +14 -26  
Contract jobs requiring a .NET Developer 1395 1436 1761
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 3.06% 2.63% 3.24%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.23% 2.77% 3.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 1020 1105 1257
Median daily rate £375 £350 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.06% +3.77%  
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 43166 51826 51615
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.77% 95.00% 94.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 27868 33823 31848
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 1354 1494 2061
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 £43.57 £40.15
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.77 £17.50 £16.16
% change year-on-year +1.54% +8.29%  

.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 27 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 27 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 27 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 +9 1280 £375 +3.44% 907
London -4 494 £475 +11.76% 256
South East +19 257 £350 -2.77% 174
Yorkshire +35 110 £330 +1.53% 66
South West -2 108 £365 +8.14% 67
City of London +7 103 £425 +6.25% 49
North West +20 84 £338 +3.84% 109
East of England +5 78 £363 +3.57% 102
West Yorkshire +26 69 £330 +1.53% 37
Leeds +31 64 £330 +1.53% 23
East Midlands +3 60 £300 +4.34% 64
Scotland +72 58 £350 +12.00% 34
Kent +8 54 £345 +2.22% 14
West Midlands -17 54 £325 -3.70% 59
Hampshire +34 50 £350 - 33
Manchester +20 48 £338 - 53
Surrey -2 44 £404 +0.93% 34
Bristol +6 35 £375 +13.63% 23
North East +62 34 £340 +13.14% 6
Glasgow +13 31 £350 +12.90% 13
Berkshire +19 29 £388 -3.12% 14
Oxfordshire +21 27 £350 -12.50% 23
Hertfordshire +22 24 £325 -7.14% 31
Nottinghamshire +15 24 £350 -1.75% 23
Wales +5 24 £363 +16.00% 15
Edinburgh +31 23 £375 +17.18% 15
Tyne and Wear +60 22 £370 +23.12% 4
West Sussex +25 22 £400 +21.21% 15
Oxford +21 22 £400 +33.33% 11
Cambridgeshire +3 22 £300 -14.28% 32

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

For the 6 months to 27 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 2783 (100.00%) .NET
2 2419 (86.92%) C#
3 1492 (53.61%) MVC
4 1439 (51.71%) ASP.NET
5 1300 (46.71%) SQL Server
6 1194 (42.90%) Agile Software Development
7 1171 (42.08%) JavaScript
8 1021 (36.69%) SQL
9 866 (31.12%) HTML
10 792 (28.46%) CSS
11 756 (27.16%) TDD
12 749 (26.91%) AngularJS
13 728 (26.16%) ASP.NET MVC
14 696 (25.01%) .NET Framework
15 669 (24.04%) Microsoft
16 624 (22.42%) ASP.NET Web API
17 531 (19.08%) jQuery
18 454 (16.31%) Entity Framework
19 444 (15.95%) Scrum
20 426 (15.31%) Web Services
21 422 (15.16%) Finance
22 417 (14.98%) WCF
23 387 (13.91%) Team Foundation Server
24 366 (13.15%) Microsoft Azure
25 340 (12.22%) HTML5
26 278 (9.99%) WPF
27 274 (9.85%) Web Development
28 271 (9.74%) Visual Studio
29 262 (9.41%) OO
29 262 (9.41%) 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
1 187 (6.72%) CMS
2 101 (3.63%) IIS
3 95 (3.41%) SharePoint
4 88 (3.16%) Sitecore CMS
5 69 (2.48%) Umbraco
6 51 (1.83%) EPiServer
7 49 (1.76%) Elasticsearch
8 28 (1.01%) NServiceBus
9 27 (0.97%) BizTalk Server
10 17 (0.61%) SharePoint 2013
11 15 (0.54%) Confluence
12 10 (0.36%) Apache Solr
12 10 (0.36%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 8 (0.29%) WebSphere
14 7 (0.25%) DNN
14 7 (0.25%) Kentico
14 7 (0.25%) Sitefinity
15 6 (0.22%) Drupal
15 6 (0.22%) Oracle Workflow
16 5 (0.18%) WordPress
Applications
1 57 (2.05%) Microsoft Excel
2 24 (0.86%) Microsoft Office
3 17 (0.61%) 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 50 (1.80%) 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%) Eloqua
7 1 (0.036%) nopCommerce
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
1 366 (13.15%) Microsoft Azure
2 124 (4.46%) Amazon AWS
3 34 (1.22%) PaaS
4 31 (1.11%) SaaS
5 26 (0.93%) GitHub
6 21 (0.75%) Amazon EC2
7 14 (0.50%) IaaS
8 11 (0.40%) Google Cloud Platform
9 9 (0.32%) Amazon S3
9 9 (0.32%) AWS Lambda
9 9 (0.32%) Office 365
10 7 (0.25%) Cloud Computing
11 4 (0.14%) Amazon SQS
11 4 (0.14%) AWS CloudFormation
11 4 (0.14%) Route 53
12 2 (0.072%) Azure Active Directory
12 2 (0.072%) Google Analytics
12 2 (0.072%) Google Play
12 2 (0.072%) OpenShift
12 2 (0.072%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 26 (0.93%) Internet
2 18 (0.65%) HTTP
3 10 (0.36%) AMQP
3 10 (0.36%) Intranet
3 10 (0.36%) TCP/IP
4 7 (0.25%) Skype
5 6 (0.22%) FTP
6 4 (0.14%) DNS
6 4 (0.14%) Extranet
6 4 (0.14%) HTTPS
6 4 (0.14%) IP Telephony
6 4 (0.14%) LDAP
6 4 (0.14%) Multicast
6 4 (0.14%) Wireshark
7 3 (0.11%) SMTP
7 3 (0.11%) SSL
7 3 (0.11%) Wi-Fi
8 2 (0.072%) Ethernet
8 2 (0.072%) Firewall
8 2 (0.072%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1300 (46.71%) SQL Server
2 170 (6.11%) SQL Server 2008
3 158 (5.68%) SQL Server 2012
4 142 (5.10%) NoSQL
5 115 (4.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 108 (3.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 89 (3.20%) Relational Database
8 80 (2.87%) MongoDB
9 51 (1.83%) SQL Server 2005
10 45 (1.62%) SQL Server 2014
11 44 (1.58%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 43 (1.55%) Oracle Database
13 41 (1.47%) RDBMS
14 33 (1.19%) Azure SQL Database
15 29 (1.04%) Big Data
15 29 (1.04%) Oracle Database 11g
16 26 (0.93%) MySQL
17 23 (0.83%) Redis
18 22 (0.79%) Hadoop
18 22 (0.79%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 387 (13.91%) Team Foundation Server
2 271 (9.74%) Visual Studio
3 220 (7.91%) Git (software)
4 124 (4.46%) NUnit
4 124 (4.46%) TeamCity
5 104 (3.74%) Octopus Deploy
6 65 (2.34%) JIRA
7 56 (2.01%) Moq
7 56 (2.01%) SpecFlow
8 54 (1.94%) Subversion
9 46 (1.65%) MSBuild
10 43 (1.55%) ReSharper
11 40 (1.44%) Jenkins
11 40 (1.44%) Selenium
12 38 (1.37%) MSTest
13 29 (1.04%) Visual Studio Team System
14 27 (0.97%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 27 (0.97%) gulp
15 20 (0.72%) Grunt
16 15 (0.54%) NuGet
General
1 422 (15.16%) Finance
2 208 (7.47%) Banking
3 102 (3.67%) Front Office
4 77 (2.77%) Advertising
5 76 (2.73%) Investment Banking
6 64 (2.30%) Retail
7 57 (2.05%) Marketing
8 42 (1.51%) Back Office
9 35 (1.26%) Financial Institution
10 33 (1.19%) Manufacturing
11 30 (1.08%) Telecoms
12 24 (0.86%) Electronics
13 16 (0.57%) Automotive
13 16 (0.57%) Publishing
14 12 (0.43%) Legal
15 9 (0.32%) 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 2783 (100.00%) .NET
2 1439 (51.71%) ASP.NET
3 866 (31.12%) HTML
4 792 (28.46%) CSS
5 749 (26.91%) AngularJS
6 728 (26.16%) ASP.NET MVC
7 696 (25.01%) .NET Framework
8 624 (22.42%) ASP.NET Web API
9 531 (19.08%) jQuery
10 454 (16.31%) Entity Framework
11 426 (15.31%) Web Services
12 417 (14.98%) WCF
13 340 (12.22%) HTML5
14 278 (9.99%) WPF
15 246 (8.84%) XML
16 230 (8.26%) REST
17 163 (5.86%) Twitter Bootstrap
18 161 (5.79%) CSS3
19 160 (5.75%) Ajax
20 159 (5.71%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 243 (8.73%) Greenfield Project
2 126 (4.53%) Analytical Skills
3 75 (2.69%) User Experience
4 70 (2.52%) Fixed Income
5 66 (2.37%) Algorithms
6 61 (2.19%) Mobile App
7 55 (1.98%) Computer Science
8 43 (1.55%) Fintech
9 39 (1.40%) Derivative
10 37 (1.33%) N-Tier
11 34 (1.22%) Client/Server
12 32 (1.15%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 31 (1.11%) Equities
14 26 (0.93%) Enterprise Software
14 26 (0.93%) Hedge funds
15 22 (0.79%) NHS
16 21 (0.75%) Virtual Team
17 16 (0.57%) Data Structures
18 13 (0.47%) iPad
18 13 (0.47%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 240 (8.62%) Windows
2 31 (1.11%) Windows Server
3 24 (0.86%) Apple iOS
4 22 (0.79%) Linux
5 19 (0.68%) 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 1492 (53.61%) MVC
2 1194 (42.90%) Agile Software Development
3 756 (27.16%) TDD
4 444 (15.95%) Scrum
5 274 (9.85%) Web Development
6 262 (9.41%) Continuous Integration
6 262 (9.41%) OO
7 256 (9.20%) Unit Testing
8 236 (8.48%) BDD
9 219 (7.87%) SOLID
10 195 (7.01%) E-Commerce
11 176 (6.32%) Test Automation
12 175 (6.29%) Software Engineering
13 150 (5.39%) SDLC
14 147 (5.28%) MVVM
15 145 (5.21%) SOA
16 134 (4.81%) OOP
17 129 (4.64%) Microservices
18 126 (4.53%) DevOps
19 119 (4.28%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 2419 (86.92%) C#
2 1171 (42.08%) JavaScript
3 1021 (36.69%) SQL
4 246 (8.84%) T-SQL
5 244 (8.77%) VB.NET
6 98 (3.52%) TypeScript
7 96 (3.45%) Java
8 95 (3.41%) VB
9 57 (2.05%) PowerShell
10 45 (1.62%) C++
11 38 (1.37%) VBA
12 37 (1.33%) PL/SQL
12 37 (1.33%) Python
13 36 (1.29%) XAML
14 35 (1.26%) VB6
15 21 (0.75%) C
16 20 (0.72%) Ruby
17 15 (0.54%) ES6
18 12 (0.43%) PHP
19 10 (0.36%) Scala
Qualifications
1 91 (3.27%) Degree
2 73 (2.62%) Security Cleared
3 48 (1.72%) SC Cleared
4 21 (0.75%) Computer Science Degree
5 16 (0.57%) Microsoft Certification
6 7 (0.25%) DV Cleared
7 6 (0.22%) CTC Cleared
7 6 (0.22%) HNC
7 6 (0.22%) MCP
8 5 (0.18%) BPSS Clearance
8 5 (0.18%) Numerate Degree
9 4 (0.14%) HND
9 4 (0.14%) PMI Certification
9 4 (0.14%) PMP
10 3 (0.11%) ISTQB
11 2 (0.072%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 2 (0.072%) PhD
11 2 (0.072%) Postgraduate
12 1 (0.036%) MCPD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 69 (2.48%) QA
2 9 (0.32%) 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 (1.44%) 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%) Control-M
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
1 669 (24.04%) Microsoft
2 210 (7.55%) Oracle
3 138 (4.96%) Sitecore
4 47 (1.69%) Xamarin
5 37 (1.33%) Telerik
6 30 (1.08%) SAP
7 27 (0.97%) Google
8 18 (0.65%) Reuters
8 18 (0.65%) TIBCO
9 16 (0.57%) Salesforce.com
10 15 (0.54%) ION Trading
11 13 (0.47%) DevExpress
11 13 (0.47%) Infragistics
12 11 (0.40%) Atlassian
13 10 (0.36%) Bloomberg
13 10 (0.36%) Twitter
14 9 (0.32%) Apple
14 9 (0.32%) Sybase
15 8 (0.29%) IBM
16 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: Yesterday
London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: Yesterday
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: Yesterday
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: 2 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: 2 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: 3 days ago
Northamptonshire
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £450 - £550 per day + 7hrs working day
Posted: Yesterday
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: 2 days ago
City, London
Synergize Consulting
Posted: Yesterday
Llanelli, Dyfed
Roc Search
Posted: 4 days ago
Ripley, Derbyshire
Syntax Consultancy Ltd
Rate: From £300 to £320 per day 300-320/day (DOE)
Posted: 2 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: 2 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Oscar
Rate: £150 - £200 per day
Posted: 4 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: 3 days ago
South Wales
CPS Group UK
Rate: £300 - £330 per day
Posted: 5 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: 3 days ago