Period
to 27 May 2018

The median contractor rate for a .NET Developer was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 27 May 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
27 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 77 74 77
Rank change year-on-year -3 +3 -15
Contract jobs requiring a .NET Developer 3,075 2,783 2,925
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 3.05% 3.06% 2.77%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.22% 3.22% 2.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,440 2,092 2,219
UK median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% -
10th Percentile £306 £263 £263
90th Percentile £550 £575 £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 22 26
UK median hourly rate £46.00 £39.25 £40.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.20% -2.48% +15.00%
10th Percentile £32.50 £13.63 £19.18
90th Percentile £187.50 £45.90 £166.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £46.00 £41.25 £38.00
% change year-on-year +11.52% +8.55% +8.57%

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 95,574 86,444 100,580
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.86% 94.93% 95.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 62,727 56,087 65,195
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
10th Percentile £263 £263 £253
90th Percentile £633 £613 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +3.13% +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3,003 2,912 3,132
UK median hourly rate £18.00 £18.84 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.46% -5.80% +14.29%
10th Percentile £10.80 £10.75 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £50.00 £48.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £19.61
% change year-on-year -2.78% -8.21% +17.07%

.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 27 May 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 27 May 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 27 May 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 -8 2,763 £413 +10.00% 1,408
UK excluding London -15 1,656 £375 +7.14% 1,073
London +19 1,381 £475 +2.70% 422
North of England -6 471 £350 +4.48% 323
South East -57 348 £388 +10.71% 292
Midlands -4 265 £363 +11.54% 160
North West +9 232 £350 +7.69% 193
Yorkshire -5 211 £350 +6.06% 107
South West -9 182 £370 +5.71% 113
West Midlands +2 171 £368 +8.89% 92
Scotland -2 156 £375 +7.14% 59
East of England -14 118 £385 +10.00% 98
East Midlands -18 93 £350 +11.55% 68
Wales +21 75 £375 +7.14% 17
Northern Ireland +31 47 £431 +56.73% 10
North East -34 28 £326 -6.79% 23

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

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 3,075 (100.00%) .NET
2 2,633 (85.63%) C#
3 1,578 (51.32%) MVC
4 1,542 (50.15%) ASP.NET
5 1,491 (48.49%) SQL Server
6 1,470 (47.80%) Agile Software Development
7 1,290 (41.95%) JavaScript
8 1,156 (37.59%) SQL
9 1,004 (32.65%) HTML
10 951 (30.93%) AngularJS
11 920 (29.92%) ASP.NET Web API
12 906 (29.46%) TDD
13 893 (29.04%) ASP.NET MVC
14 861 (28.00%) CSS
15 799 (25.98%) .NET Framework
16 766 (24.91%) Microsoft Azure
17 642 (20.88%) Finance
18 592 (19.25%) Microsoft
19 573 (18.63%) jQuery
20 479 (15.58%) Scrum
21 442 (14.37%) Web Services
22 425 (13.82%) Entity Framework
23 422 (13.72%) WCF
24 369 (12.00%) Continuous Integration
25 363 (11.80%) React
26 355 (11.54%) Microservices
27 351 (11.41%) Visual Studio
28 350 (11.38%) BDD
29 336 (10.93%) Unit Testing
30 335 (10.89%) HTML5

.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
1 121 (3.93%) CMS
2 101 (3.28%) IIS
3 98 (3.19%) NServiceBus
4 87 (2.83%) Elasticsearch
5 64 (2.08%) Umbraco
6 48 (1.56%) Sitecore CMS
7 40 (1.30%) SharePoint
8 23 (0.75%) BizTalk Server
8 23 (0.75%) EPiServer
9 16 (0.52%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 12 (0.39%) Kentico
11 11 (0.36%) Apache
12 7 (0.23%) Apache Solr
12 7 (0.23%) Confluence
13 6 (0.20%) Apache Spark
14 4 (0.13%) K2 blackpearl
14 4 (0.13%) Sitefinity
15 3 (0.098%) nginx
15 3 (0.098%) Orchard CMS
15 3 (0.098%) WordPress
Applications
1 48 (1.56%) Microsoft Excel
2 25 (0.81%) Microsoft Office
3 7 (0.23%) Spreadsheet
4 5 (0.16%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 4 (0.13%) Photoshop
6 3 (0.098%) Acrobat
6 3 (0.098%) MS Visio
7 1 (0.033%) Chatbot
7 1 (0.033%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 39 (1.27%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (0.26%) SAP S/4HANA
3 7 (0.23%) Markit EDM
4 6 (0.20%) Bloomberg AIM
4 6 (0.20%) Eagle PACE
4 6 (0.20%) Front Arena
4 6 (0.20%) thinkFolio
5 5 (0.16%) SimCorp Dimension
6 4 (0.13%) Infor M3
7 3 (0.098%) Endur
8 2 (0.065%) Oracle Applications
8 2 (0.065%) Payment Gateway
8 2 (0.065%) Sage 200
8 2 (0.065%) Sage CRM
8 2 (0.065%) SDL Web 8
9 1 (0.033%) Dynamics GP
9 1 (0.033%) Epicor Tropos
9 1 (0.033%) Kondor
9 1 (0.033%) Oracle EBS
9 1 (0.033%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 766 (24.91%) Microsoft Azure
2 281 (9.14%) Amazon AWS
3 62 (2.02%) Serverless
4 52 (1.69%) GitHub
5 43 (1.40%) Cloud Computing
6 24 (0.78%) Google Cloud Platform
6 24 (0.78%) PaaS
7 17 (0.55%) npm
8 16 (0.52%) SaaS
9 12 (0.39%) Amazon EC2
9 12 (0.39%) Office 365
10 11 (0.36%) NuGet
11 10 (0.33%) AWS Lambda
12 9 (0.29%) Dynamics 365
12 9 (0.29%) IaaS
13 6 (0.20%) AWS CloudFormation
13 6 (0.20%) Dropbox
13 6 (0.20%) Google Analytics
13 6 (0.20%) Trello
14 5 (0.16%) Google Tag Manager
Communications & Networking
1 39 (1.27%) HTTP
2 29 (0.94%) Internet
3 13 (0.42%) SMS
4 9 (0.29%) Intranet
5 8 (0.26%) SMTP
6 7 (0.23%) DNS
6 7 (0.23%) FTP
7 6 (0.20%) WEP
8 5 (0.16%) HTTPS
8 5 (0.16%) Skype
9 3 (0.098%) AMQP
9 3 (0.098%) Firewall
9 3 (0.098%) IGMP
9 3 (0.098%) Wireshark
10 2 (0.065%) IMAP
10 2 (0.065%) MQTT
11 1 (0.033%) BGP
11 1 (0.033%) DSL
11 1 (0.033%) NAS
11 1 (0.033%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,491 (48.49%) SQL Server
2 160 (5.20%) Relational Database
3 156 (5.07%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 140 (4.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 133 (4.33%) NoSQL
6 127 (4.13%) SQL Server 2012
7 114 (3.71%) SQL Server 2008
8 74 (2.41%) MongoDB
9 60 (1.95%) SQL Server 2014
10 59 (1.92%) RDBMS
11 58 (1.89%) Azure SQL Database
12 56 (1.82%) Oracle Database
12 56 (1.82%) SQL Server 2016
13 44 (1.43%) MySQL
14 39 (1.27%) RavenDB
15 36 (1.17%) Cosmos DB
16 35 (1.14%) Data Warehouse
17 34 (1.11%) PostgreSQL
18 31 (1.01%) SQL Server Analysis Services
19 26 (0.85%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 351 (11.41%) Visual Studio
2 317 (10.31%) Git (software)
3 259 (8.42%) Team Foundation Server
4 213 (6.93%) TeamCity
5 203 (6.60%) NUnit
6 189 (6.15%) Octopus Deploy
7 97 (3.15%) Visual Studio Team System
8 91 (2.96%) MSTest
9 88 (2.86%) JIRA
10 86 (2.80%) Jenkins
11 78 (2.54%) SpecFlow
12 68 (2.21%) Selenium
13 64 (2.08%) Subversion
14 56 (1.82%) Moq
15 44 (1.43%) ReSharper
16 28 (0.91%) MSBuild
17 25 (0.81%) Atlassian Bamboo
18 17 (0.55%) Bitbucket
18 17 (0.55%) SonarQube
18 17 (0.55%) webpack
General
1 642 (20.88%) Finance
2 302 (9.82%) Banking
3 92 (2.99%) Retail
4 75 (2.44%) Front Office
5 72 (2.34%) Investment Banking
6 70 (2.28%) Marketing
7 49 (1.59%) Financial Institution
8 44 (1.43%) Back Office
9 40 (1.30%) Law
10 28 (0.91%) Advertising
11 26 (0.85%) Legal
12 24 (0.78%) Telecoms
13 23 (0.75%) Manufacturing
14 15 (0.49%) Electronics
15 11 (0.36%) Games
16 7 (0.23%) Automotive
17 6 (0.20%) Music Industry
18 5 (0.16%) Pharmaceutical
19 3 (0.098%) French Language
20 2 (0.065%) Corporate Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3,075 (100.00%) .NET
2 1,542 (50.15%) ASP.NET
3 1,004 (32.65%) HTML
4 951 (30.93%) AngularJS
5 920 (29.92%) ASP.NET Web API
6 893 (29.04%) ASP.NET MVC
7 861 (28.00%) CSS
8 799 (25.98%) .NET Framework
9 573 (18.63%) jQuery
10 442 (14.37%) Web Services
11 425 (13.82%) Entity Framework
12 422 (13.72%) WCF
13 363 (11.80%) React
14 335 (10.89%) HTML5
15 325 (10.57%) RESTful
16 324 (10.54%) .NET Core
17 274 (8.91%) REST
18 263 (8.55%) WPF
19 201 (6.54%) Angular 2
20 184 (5.98%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 284 (9.24%) Greenfield Project
2 112 (3.64%) Enterprise Software
2 112 (3.64%) Fintech
3 76 (2.47%) User Experience
4 75 (2.44%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 70 (2.28%) Analytical Skills
6 46 (1.50%) Computer Science
7 43 (1.40%) Online Banking
8 39 (1.27%) N-Tier
9 35 (1.14%) Client/Server
9 35 (1.14%) Fixed Income
9 35 (1.14%) Self-Motivation
10 34 (1.11%) Mobile App
11 30 (0.98%) Hedge funds
12 27 (0.88%) Derivative
13 25 (0.81%) Algorithms
14 22 (0.72%) Equities
14 22 (0.72%) Public Cloud
15 15 (0.49%) Blog
15 15 (0.49%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 240 (7.80%) Windows
2 27 (0.88%) Windows Server
3 25 (0.81%) Linux
4 15 (0.49%) Android
5 12 (0.39%) Apple iOS
6 7 (0.23%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (0.16%) Unix
7 5 (0.16%) Windows 7
7 5 (0.16%) Windows Mobile
8 3 (0.098%) VxWorks
8 3 (0.098%) Windows Phone
8 3 (0.098%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (0.065%) Windows Embedded Compact
9 2 (0.065%) Windows Phone 8
9 2 (0.065%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.033%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.033%) MVS
10 1 (0.033%) Nucleus RTOS
10 1 (0.033%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.033%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,578 (51.32%) MVC
2 1,470 (47.80%) Agile Software Development
3 906 (29.46%) TDD
4 479 (15.58%) Scrum
5 369 (12.00%) Continuous Integration
6 355 (11.54%) Microservices
7 350 (11.38%) BDD
8 336 (10.93%) Unit Testing
9 314 (10.21%) SOLID
10 283 (9.20%) Web Development
11 275 (8.94%) OO
12 265 (8.62%) E-Commerce
13 204 (6.63%) SOA
14 201 (6.54%) Software Engineering
15 191 (6.21%) DevOps
16 179 (5.82%) Problem-Solving
17 158 (5.14%) Test Automation
18 134 (4.36%) SDLC
19 129 (4.20%) CQRS
19 129 (4.20%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 2,633 (85.63%) C#
2 1,290 (41.95%) JavaScript
3 1,156 (37.59%) SQL
4 285 (9.27%) T-SQL
5 261 (8.49%) VB.NET
6 184 (5.98%) TypeScript
7 96 (3.12%) PowerShell
8 85 (2.76%) VB
9 79 (2.57%) Java
10 61 (1.98%) PL/SQL
11 56 (1.82%) Python
12 54 (1.76%) VBA
13 44 (1.43%) VB6
14 37 (1.20%) C++
15 19 (0.62%) C
16 18 (0.59%) PHP
16 18 (0.59%) XAML
17 11 (0.36%) ES6
17 11 (0.36%) Ruby
18 9 (0.29%) F#
Qualifications
1 90 (2.93%) Degree
2 60 (1.95%) Security Cleared
3 35 (1.14%) SC Cleared
4 20 (0.65%) Computer Science Degree
4 20 (0.65%) Microsoft Certification
5 12 (0.39%) BPSS Clearance
6 9 (0.29%) MCP
7 4 (0.13%) BC Cleared
7 4 (0.13%) DBS Check
7 4 (0.13%) MCSD
7 4 (0.13%) MCTS
8 3 (0.098%) MCAD
8 3 (0.098%) MCPD
8 3 (0.098%) PhD
8 3 (0.098%) TOGAF Certification
9 2 (0.065%) Master's Degree
9 2 (0.065%) Numerate Degree
10 1 (0.033%) CTC Cleared
10 1 (0.033%) HND
10 1 (0.033%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 53 (1.72%) QA
2 27 (0.88%) PCI DSS
3 12 (0.39%) GDPR
4 10 (0.33%) MiFID
5 8 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 6 (0.20%) GCP
6 6 (0.20%) SLA
7 4 (0.13%) Disclosure Scotland
7 4 (0.13%) PMO
8 3 (0.098%) HL7
8 3 (0.098%) Solvency II
9 1 (0.033%) WAI
9 1 (0.033%) WCAG
System Software
1 125 (4.07%) Docker
2 5 (0.16%) Active Directory
3 4 (0.13%) Platform Symphony
3 4 (0.13%) Virtual Machines
4 3 (0.098%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (0.033%) Firmware
5 1 (0.033%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.033%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.033%) VirtualBox
5 1 (0.033%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.033%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 26 (0.85%) Kubernetes
2 19 (0.62%) Ansible
3 16 (0.52%) Opscode Chef
4 15 (0.49%) Terraform
5 10 (0.33%) Puppet
5 10 (0.33%) Single Sign-On
6 9 (0.29%) BladeLogic
7 8 (0.26%) Control-M
8 6 (0.20%) Grafana
9 4 (0.13%) Kibana
9 4 (0.13%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 2 (0.065%) Docker Swarm
10 2 (0.065%) Prometheus
11 1 (0.033%) Graphite
11 1 (0.033%) HP ALM
11 1 (0.033%) logstash
11 1 (0.033%) PingFederate
11 1 (0.033%) SCCM
11 1 (0.033%) StatsD
11 1 (0.033%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 592 (19.25%) Microsoft
2 212 (6.89%) Oracle
3 73 (2.37%) Sitecore
4 46 (1.50%) Google
5 38 (1.24%) Xamarin
6 28 (0.91%) Telerik
7 27 (0.88%) Capita
8 26 (0.85%) SAP
9 21 (0.68%) Tableau
10 16 (0.52%) Sybase
11 14 (0.46%) Splunk
12 11 (0.36%) Citrix
12 11 (0.36%) SimCorp
13 9 (0.29%) Micro Focus
14 8 (0.26%) Atlassian
14 8 (0.26%) Embarcadero
14 8 (0.26%) Salesforce.com
14 8 (0.26%) TIBCO
15 7 (0.23%) Adobe
15 7 (0.23%) Bloomberg