Period
to 4 December 2021

The median contractor rate for a .NET Developer was £459 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 4 December 2021.

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
4 Dec 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 134 167 92
Rank change year-on-year +33 -75 -20
Contract jobs requiring a .NET Developer 1,760 630 2,116
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 1.98% 1.68% 2.58%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.12% 1.81% 2.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,420 487 1,667
10th Percentile £338 £305 £313
25th Percentile £400 £360 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £459 £450 £425
Median % change year-on-year +1.94% +5.88% -
75th Percentile £550 £575 £498
90th Percentile £650 £625 £544
UK excluding London median daily rate £422 £375 £400
% change year-on-year +12.40% -6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 5 6
10th Percentile £44.88 £25.75 £23.75
25th Percentile £44.90 £32.50 £32.81
Median hourly rate £62.00 £52.50 £40.00
Median % change year-on-year +18.10% +31.25% -25.23%
75th Percentile £62.15 £55.00 £43.44
90th Percentile " " £44.38
UK excluding London median hourly rate £62.08 £53.75 £40.00
% change year-on-year +15.49% +34.38% -25.23%

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 83,015 34,714 77,254
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.48% 92.47% 94.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 58,131 23,534 51,648
10th Percentile £300 £256 £250
25th Percentile £413 £363 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £505 £474 £457
Median % change year-on-year +6.55% +3.61% +1.56%
75th Percentile £613 £575 £563
90th Percentile £700 £650 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,172 1,273 2,764
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.17 £11.17
25th Percentile £14.00 £14.25 £13.75
Median hourly rate £20.00 £23.00 £18.70
Median % change year-on-year -13.04% +23.03% +6.83%
75th Percentile £45.89 £45.00 £42.00
90th Percentile £62.50 £57.50 £51.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -12.50% +14.29% -

.NET Developer
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured .NET Developer in the job title as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for .NET Developer in the UK

.NET Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing .NET Developer.

Daily rate trend for .NET Developer in the UK

.NET Developer
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing .NET Developer over the 6 months to 4 December 2021.

Daily rate histogram for .NET Developer in the UK

.NET Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing .NET Developer.

Hourly rate trend for .NET Developer in the UK

.NET Developer
Hourly Rate Histogram

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing .NET Developer over the 6 months to 4 December 2021.

Hourly rate histogram for .NET Developer in the UK

.NET Developer
Top 18 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 4 December 2021. 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 +22 1,401 £463 +2.78% 997
UK excluding London +31 725 £422 +12.40% 732
London -22 628 £550 +2.56% 327
Work from Home +25 611 £450 +10.09% 251
North of England +44 229 £405 +15.71% 221
North West +36 136 £405 +15.71% 131
Midlands -13 136 £410 +13.89% 144
South East -8 135 £425 +13.33% 150
West Midlands +3 91 £410 +9.33% 79
South West +3 84 £425 +13.33% 76
Scotland -22 75 £450 +12.50% 50
Yorkshire +4 70 £410 +25.67% 67
East Midlands -20 45 £403 +15.00% 64
East of England -45 34 £425 -0.58% 73
North East +8 23 £419 +4.69% 23
Wales -8 22 £400 +9.59% 13
Northern Ireland - 10 £453 - 5
Isle of Man - 1 £328 -

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

For the 6 months to 4 December 2021, .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 1,760 (100.00%) .NET
2 1,358 (77.16%) C#
3 836 (47.50%) Azure
4 714 (40.57%) SQL Server
5 688 (39.09%) Agile Software Development
6 661 (37.56%) SQL
6 661 (37.56%) .NET Core
7 537 (30.51%) ASP.NET
8 509 (28.92%) JavaScript
9 500 (28.41%) .NET Framework
10 459 (26.08%) MVC
11 420 (23.86%) DevOps
12 363 (20.63%) Microsoft
13 350 (19.89%) Microservices
14 343 (19.49%) ASP.NET Web API
15 323 (18.35%) AngularJS
16 321 (18.24%) CSS
17 291 (16.53%) HTML
18 283 (16.08%) Full Stack Development
19 275 (15.63%) TDD
20 271 (15.40%) Software Engineering
21 263 (14.94%) Finance
22 226 (12.84%) Social Skills
23 215 (12.22%) Entity Framework
24 213 (12.10%) Git (software)
25 204 (11.59%) Scrum
26 201 (11.42%) Docker
27 198 (11.25%) Kubernetes
28 190 (10.80%) React
29 163 (9.26%) Test Automation

.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 39 (2.22%) IIS
2 29 (1.65%) SharePoint
3 27 (1.53%) Confluence
4 23 (1.31%) CMS
4 23 (1.31%) Umbraco
5 14 (0.80%) BizTalk Server
6 7 (0.40%) nginx
6 7 (0.40%) Sitecore CMS
7 6 (0.34%) Kentico
8 5 (0.28%) Elasticsearch
9 4 (0.23%) Apache
9 4 (0.23%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 3 (0.17%) EPiServer
11 2 (0.11%) Apache Solr
11 2 (0.11%) ArcGIS
11 2 (0.11%) Camunda
11 2 (0.11%) Documentum
11 2 (0.11%) Oracle Coherence
12 1 (0.057%) Apache Spark
12 1 (0.057%) Sitefinity
Applications
1 48 (2.73%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (0.23%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (0.11%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.057%) Chatbot
4 1 (0.057%) FileZilla
4 1 (0.057%) Siemens NX
4 1 (0.057%) Simulink
4 1 (0.057%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 7 (0.40%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.11%) Payment Gateway
3 1 (0.057%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 836 (47.50%) Azure
2 128 (7.27%) AWS
3 125 (7.10%) Serverless
4 102 (5.80%) Azure Service Bus
5 98 (5.57%) Azure Cosmos DB
6 94 (5.34%) Azure Functions
7 70 (3.98%) PaaS
8 49 (2.78%) Azure Active Directory
9 36 (2.05%) SaaS
10 35 (1.99%) Azure Event Grid
11 34 (1.93%) OpenShift
12 31 (1.76%) Azure Storage
13 30 (1.70%) Power Platform
14 28 (1.59%) Azure Logic Apps
14 28 (1.59%) GCP
15 23 (1.31%) Azure Key Vault
16 21 (1.19%) Azure Pipelines
17 20 (1.14%) GitHub
18 17 (0.97%) Amazon EKS
18 17 (0.97%) Azure App Service
Communications & Networking
1 16 (0.91%) Internet
2 7 (0.40%) HTTP
3 6 (0.34%) SNMP
3 6 (0.34%) TCP/IP
4 5 (0.28%) SSL
4 5 (0.28%) VoIP
5 3 (0.17%) Wi-Fi
6 2 (0.11%) DNS
6 2 (0.11%) FTP
6 2 (0.11%) HTTPS
6 2 (0.11%) Intranet
6 2 (0.11%) Kerberos
7 1 (0.057%) Broadband
7 1 (0.057%) MQTT
7 1 (0.057%) Network Security
7 1 (0.057%) RTMP
7 1 (0.057%) SSH
7 1 (0.057%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 714 (40.57%) SQL Server
2 62 (3.52%) NoSQL
3 61 (3.47%) Azure SQL Database
4 57 (3.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 44 (2.50%) Relational Database
6 42 (2.39%) Oracle Database
7 37 (2.10%) PostgreSQL
8 36 (2.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 34 (1.93%) MySQL
10 29 (1.65%) SQL Server 2012
11 26 (1.48%) MongoDB
12 25 (1.42%) SQL Server 2008
13 23 (1.31%) Power BI
14 20 (1.14%) SQL Server 2016
15 17 (0.97%) Redis
16 16 (0.91%) RDBMS
17 15 (0.85%) SQL Server 2019
18 14 (0.80%) Data Warehouse
19 10 (0.57%) Data Lake
20 9 (0.51%) Amazon DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 213 (12.10%) Git (software)
2 100 (5.68%) Visual Studio
3 98 (5.57%) JIRA
4 80 (4.55%) Team Foundation Server
5 76 (4.32%) NUnit
6 62 (3.52%) TeamCity
7 44 (2.50%) GitLab
7 44 (2.50%) Jenkins
8 41 (2.33%) SpecFlow
9 31 (1.76%) Moq
9 31 (1.76%) Octopus Deploy
9 31 (1.76%) ReSharper
10 27 (1.53%) Visual Studio Team System
11 20 (1.14%) Postman
11 20 (1.14%) Selenium
12 15 (0.85%) Subversion
13 14 (0.80%) MSTest
14 12 (0.68%) Cucumber
15 10 (0.57%) Bitbucket
15 10 (0.57%) Mercurial
General
1 263 (14.94%) Finance
2 226 (12.84%) Social Skills
3 114 (6.48%) Banking
4 72 (4.09%) Public Sector
5 63 (3.58%) Front Office
6 46 (2.61%) Games
7 44 (2.50%) Analytical Skills
8 41 (2.33%) Investment Banking
9 26 (1.48%) Telecoms
10 24 (1.36%) Marketing
11 23 (1.31%) Retail
12 22 (1.25%) Manufacturing
12 22 (1.25%) Presentation Skills
13 20 (1.14%) Documentation Skills
14 17 (0.97%) Electronics
15 13 (0.74%) Law
16 10 (0.57%) Back Office
17 7 (0.40%) Automotive
18 6 (0.34%) Billing
19 5 (0.28%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,760 (100.00%) .NET
2 661 (37.56%) .NET Core
3 537 (30.51%) ASP.NET
4 500 (28.41%) .NET Framework
5 343 (19.49%) ASP.NET Web API
6 323 (18.35%) AngularJS
7 321 (18.24%) CSS
8 291 (16.53%) HTML
9 215 (12.22%) Entity Framework
10 190 (10.80%) React
11 160 (9.09%) ASP.NET MVC
12 146 (8.30%) REST
12 146 (8.30%) RESTful
13 117 (6.65%) Web Services
14 111 (6.31%) ASP.NET Core
15 108 (6.14%) jQuery
16 93 (5.28%) Vue.js
17 86 (4.89%) WPF
18 85 (4.83%) HTML5
19 80 (4.55%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 113 (6.42%) Greenfield Project
2 43 (2.44%) User Experience
3 38 (2.16%) Data Protection Act
3 38 (2.16%) Fixed Income
4 36 (2.05%) Legacy Code
5 27 (1.53%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 27 (1.53%) Self-Motivation
6 24 (1.36%) N-Tier
7 21 (1.19%) Legacy Systems
8 20 (1.14%) Enterprise Software
9 19 (1.08%) Hedge funds
9 19 (1.08%) Mobile App
10 14 (0.80%) Cloud Native
11 13 (0.74%) Equities
12 10 (0.57%) Derivative
13 9 (0.51%) Legacy Applications
14 8 (0.45%) Data Structures
14 8 (0.45%) Driving Licence
14 8 (0.45%) Reinsurance
14 8 (0.45%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 154 (8.75%) Windows
2 17 (0.97%) Windows Server
3 16 (0.91%) Linux
4 5 (0.28%) Android
4 5 (0.28%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (0.28%) Windows Server 2016
5 4 (0.23%) Ubuntu
6 3 (0.17%) Apple iOS
6 3 (0.17%) VMS
7 1 (0.057%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 688 (39.09%) Agile Software Development
2 459 (26.08%) MVC
3 420 (23.86%) DevOps
4 350 (19.89%) Microservices
5 283 (16.08%) Full Stack Development
6 275 (15.63%) TDD
7 271 (15.40%) Software Engineering
8 204 (11.59%) Scrum
9 163 (9.26%) Test Automation
10 160 (9.09%) Unit Testing
11 138 (7.84%) SOLID
12 135 (7.67%) Continuous Integration
12 135 (7.67%) OO
13 127 (7.22%) SDLC
14 113 (6.42%) Web Development
15 100 (5.68%) Clean Code
16 95 (5.40%) BDD
17 88 (5.00%) Analytics
18 80 (4.55%) Migration
19 79 (4.49%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 1,358 (77.16%) C#
2 661 (37.56%) SQL
3 509 (28.92%) JavaScript
4 152 (8.64%) TypeScript
5 135 (7.67%) T-SQL
6 123 (6.99%) VB.NET
7 73 (4.15%) PowerShell
8 71 (4.03%) VB
9 62 (3.52%) PL/SQL
10 56 (3.18%) VBA
11 54 (3.07%) Python
12 27 (1.53%) Java
13 16 (0.91%) VB6
14 15 (0.85%) Go
15 13 (0.74%) C++
16 10 (0.57%) Groovy
17 9 (0.51%) XAML
18 7 (0.40%) C
18 7 (0.40%) Ruby
18 7 (0.40%) Scala
Qualifications
1 87 (4.94%) Security Cleared
2 79 (4.49%) SC Cleared
3 44 (2.50%) Degree
4 16 (0.91%) Computer Science Degree
5 13 (0.74%) Numerate Degree
6 11 (0.63%) BPSS Clearance
7 6 (0.34%) DV Cleared
8 3 (0.17%) Master's Degree
8 3 (0.17%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (0.17%) PhD
9 1 (0.057%) MCITP
9 1 (0.057%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 50 (2.84%) QA
2 15 (0.85%) Accessibility
3 3 (0.17%) WCAG
4 1 (0.057%) DICOM
4 1 (0.057%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.057%) GDPR
4 1 (0.057%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.057%) PMO
4 1 (0.057%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.057%) SLA
System Software
1 201 (11.42%) Docker
2 36 (2.05%) Active Directory
3 4 (0.23%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 198 (11.25%) Kubernetes
2 52 (2.95%) Terraform
3 12 (0.68%) Ansible
4 10 (0.57%) Grafana
5 9 (0.51%) MIIS
5 9 (0.51%) Prometheus
6 8 (0.45%) Rancher
7 7 (0.40%) Control-M
7 7 (0.40%) Puppet
8 4 (0.23%) HP Fortify
8 4 (0.23%) Kibana
9 3 (0.17%) Opscode Chef
9 3 (0.17%) SCCM
10 2 (0.11%) Single Sign-On
11 1 (0.057%) Active Directory Federation Services
11 1 (0.057%) CA Wily
Vendors
1 363 (20.63%) Microsoft
2 159 (9.03%) Oracle
3 27 (1.53%) Telerik
4 25 (1.42%) SAP
5 16 (0.91%) Xamarin
6 13 (0.74%) ESRI
7 10 (0.57%) Citrix
7 10 (0.57%) Databricks
7 10 (0.57%) Salesforce.com
8 9 (0.51%) Google
9 8 (0.45%) Atlassian
9 8 (0.45%) DevExpress
9 8 (0.45%) Sitecore
9 8 (0.45%) TIBCO
10 6 (0.34%) BMC
10 6 (0.34%) MuleSoft
11 4 (0.23%) Charles River
11 4 (0.23%) Confluent
12 3 (0.17%) Apple
12 3 (0.17%) SaltStack