Period
to 22 January 2019

The median contractor rate for a .NET Developer was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 22 January 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 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 77 84 79
Rank change year-on-year +7 -5 -12
Contract jobs requiring a .NET Developer 3,155 2,842 2,800
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 3.17% 2.85% 2.94%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.34% 3.01% 3.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,584 2,272 2,074
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +9.59% +4.29%
10th Percentile £313 £305 £268
90th Percentile £575 £560 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +10.71% - +4.48%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 11 34
UK median hourly rate £52.00 £45.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.56% +20.00% -6.25%
10th Percentile £19.55 £25.75 £14.61
90th Percentile £65.00 £187.50 £43.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £51.00 £45.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +13.33% +20.00% -4.46%

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 94,341 94,536 90,401
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.67% 94.90% 94.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 62,381 62,788 59,003
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +3.03%
10th Percentile £269 £260 £253
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,894 2,791 3,199
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.08% +2.78% -5.26%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.75 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.83 £47.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50

.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 January 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 January 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for .NET Developer in the UK

.NET Developer
Top 17 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 January 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 +6 2,896 £445 +11.25% 1,666
UK excluding London +5 1,868 £388 +10.71% 1,287
London +3 1,234 £500 +5.26% 471
South East +5 577 £425 +14.86% 303
North of England +13 503 £365 +7.35% 436
North West +13 265 £363 +3.57% 234
Midlands -7 249 £375 +7.14% 208
South West -1 248 £400 +11.11% 153
Yorkshire +7 213 £365 +10.61% 173
West Midlands +1 185 £375 +2.74% 112
Scotland -5 104 £363 - 54
East of England -24 88 £400 +10.34% 96
Wales -2 87 £375 +3.09% 27
East Midlands -12 64 £375 +7.14% 95
North East +3 25 £450 +34.83% 29
Northern Ireland +28 11 £350 -12.50% 11
Isle of Man +1 4 £345 +64.29%

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

For the 6 months to 22 January 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 3,155 (100.00%) .NET
2 2,670 (84.63%) C#
3 1,477 (46.81%) ASP.NET
4 1,456 (46.15%) MVC
5 1,427 (45.23%) Agile Software Development
6 1,363 (43.20%) SQL Server
7 1,222 (38.73%) JavaScript
8 1,141 (36.16%) SQL
9 994 (31.51%) Microsoft Azure
10 913 (28.94%) .NET Framework
11 881 (27.92%) ASP.NET Web API
12 848 (26.88%) AngularJS
13 811 (25.71%) HTML
14 784 (24.85%) TDD
15 759 (24.06%) CSS
16 747 (23.68%) ASP.NET MVC
17 647 (20.51%) Microsoft
18 599 (18.99%) .NET Core
19 562 (17.81%) Finance
20 536 (16.99%) Entity Framework
21 476 (15.09%) jQuery
22 428 (13.57%) Scrum
23 412 (13.06%) Microservices
24 398 (12.61%) Web Services
25 357 (11.32%) React
26 356 (11.28%) Git (software)
27 352 (11.16%) Visual Studio
28 334 (10.59%) BDD
29 330 (10.46%) Continuous Integration
30 327 (10.36%) Greenfield Project

.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
1 137 (4.34%) CMS
2 92 (2.92%) IIS
3 76 (2.41%) Umbraco
4 65 (2.06%) Elasticsearch
5 44 (1.39%) SharePoint
6 38 (1.20%) NServiceBus
7 31 (0.98%) Sitecore CMS
8 25 (0.79%) Confluence
9 21 (0.67%) EPiServer
10 20 (0.63%) BizTalk Server
11 14 (0.44%) WebLogic
12 13 (0.41%) Apache
13 12 (0.38%) JBoss
14 8 (0.25%) Apache Solr
14 8 (0.25%) Tomcat
15 7 (0.22%) nginx
15 7 (0.22%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 7 (0.22%) Oracle Workflow
16 6 (0.19%) Kentico
17 3 (0.095%) K2 blackpearl
Applications
1 58 (1.84%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (0.13%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (0.095%) Acrobat
3 3 (0.095%) Chatbot
3 3 (0.095%) Photoshop
3 3 (0.095%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (0.063%) InfoPath
5 1 (0.032%) CATIA
5 1 (0.032%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 48 (1.52%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (0.29%) Dynamics NAV
3 8 (0.25%) Dynamics AX
4 6 (0.19%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 5 (0.16%) RMDS
6 3 (0.095%) OpenLink RightAngle
6 3 (0.095%) thinkFolio
7 2 (0.063%) Endur
7 2 (0.063%) nopCommerce
8 1 (0.032%) Payment Gateway
8 1 (0.032%) SDL Web 8
Cloud Services
1 994 (31.51%) Microsoft Azure
2 278 (8.81%) Amazon AWS
3 72 (2.28%) Serverless
4 71 (2.25%) GitHub
5 45 (1.43%) Azure Functions
5 45 (1.43%) PaaS
6 43 (1.36%) Google Cloud Platform
7 42 (1.33%) SaaS
8 28 (0.89%) Azure Data Factory
9 20 (0.63%) Dynamics 365
10 19 (0.60%) Azure Active Directory
11 18 (0.57%) npm
11 18 (0.57%) Office 365
12 17 (0.54%) AWS Lambda
13 13 (0.41%) NuGet
14 10 (0.32%) Amazon EC2
14 10 (0.32%) IaaS
15 9 (0.29%) Cloud Computing
15 9 (0.29%) Google Analytics
16 8 (0.25%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 42 (1.33%) HTTP
2 32 (1.01%) Internet
3 17 (0.54%) TCP/IP
4 11 (0.35%) DNS
5 10 (0.32%) AMQP
6 8 (0.25%) SMS
7 7 (0.22%) Intranet
7 7 (0.22%) SSL
8 6 (0.19%) SMTP
9 5 (0.16%) Kerberos
9 5 (0.16%) Reverse Proxy
10 4 (0.13%) FTP
10 4 (0.13%) IMAP
11 2 (0.063%) DHCP
11 2 (0.063%) SSH
11 2 (0.063%) VPN
11 2 (0.063%) Wireshark
12 1 (0.032%) Broadband
12 1 (0.032%) Ethernet
12 1 (0.032%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,363 (43.20%) SQL Server
2 129 (4.09%) NoSQL
3 121 (3.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 101 (3.20%) Relational Database
5 84 (2.66%) SQL Server 2012
6 83 (2.63%) MongoDB
7 73 (2.31%) SQL Server 2016
8 71 (2.25%) Azure SQL Database
9 70 (2.22%) Cosmos DB
10 69 (2.19%) SQL Server 2008
11 61 (1.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 50 (1.58%) MySQL
13 47 (1.49%) SQL Server 2014
14 41 (1.30%) Data Warehouse
15 39 (1.24%) Oracle Database
16 38 (1.20%) Redis
17 35 (1.11%) RDBMS
18 32 (1.01%) Data Lake
19 26 (0.82%) Power BI
20 20 (0.63%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 356 (11.28%) Git (software)
2 352 (11.16%) Visual Studio
3 215 (6.81%) Team Foundation Server
4 211 (6.69%) TeamCity
5 171 (5.42%) Visual Studio Team System
6 168 (5.32%) Octopus Deploy
7 104 (3.30%) JIRA
8 94 (2.98%) Selenium
9 89 (2.82%) NUnit
10 85 (2.69%) Jenkins
11 49 (1.55%) SpecFlow
12 47 (1.49%) MSTest
13 38 (1.20%) Moq
14 28 (0.89%) Bitbucket
15 26 (0.82%) gulp
16 24 (0.76%) AccuRev
17 21 (0.67%) Cucumber
17 21 (0.67%) Karma Test Runner
17 21 (0.67%) Subversion
18 19 (0.60%) MSBuild
General
1 562 (17.81%) Finance
2 148 (4.69%) Banking
3 86 (2.73%) Front Office
4 78 (2.47%) Retail
5 41 (1.30%) Investment Banking
6 40 (1.27%) Telecoms
7 34 (1.08%) Back Office
7 34 (1.08%) Marketing
8 29 (0.92%) Law
9 28 (0.89%) Financial Institution
10 23 (0.73%) Legal
11 22 (0.70%) Manufacturing
12 18 (0.57%) Advertising
12 18 (0.57%) Electronics
13 17 (0.54%) Automotive
14 13 (0.41%) Games
15 11 (0.35%) Billing
15 11 (0.35%) Publishing
16 9 (0.29%) French Language
17 7 (0.22%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3,155 (100.00%) .NET
2 1,477 (46.81%) ASP.NET
3 913 (28.94%) .NET Framework
4 881 (27.92%) ASP.NET Web API
5 848 (26.88%) AngularJS
6 811 (25.71%) HTML
7 759 (24.06%) CSS
8 747 (23.68%) ASP.NET MVC
9 599 (18.99%) .NET Core
10 536 (16.99%) Entity Framework
11 476 (15.09%) jQuery
12 398 (12.61%) Web Services
13 357 (11.32%) React
14 314 (9.95%) WCF
15 312 (9.89%) REST
16 264 (8.37%) RESTful
17 241 (7.64%) WPF
18 233 (7.39%) HTML5
19 191 (6.05%) Angular 2
20 180 (5.71%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 327 (10.36%) Greenfield Project
2 119 (3.77%) Fintech
3 88 (2.79%) User Experience
4 84 (2.66%) Analytical Skills
5 80 (2.54%) Enterprise Software
6 75 (2.38%) Self-Motivation
7 58 (1.84%) Mobile App
8 35 (1.11%) Hedge funds
9 34 (1.08%) Fixed Income
10 31 (0.98%) N-Tier
11 27 (0.86%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 20 (0.63%) Equities
13 19 (0.60%) Digital Media
14 18 (0.57%) Derivative
15 16 (0.51%) Cloud Native
15 16 (0.51%) Credit Risk
16 15 (0.48%) Algorithms
16 15 (0.48%) Reinsurance
17 13 (0.41%) NHS
18 12 (0.38%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 181 (5.74%) Windows
2 44 (1.39%) Linux
3 35 (1.11%) Android
4 30 (0.95%) Windows Server
5 25 (0.79%) Apple iOS
6 19 (0.60%) Unix
7 7 (0.22%) CentOS
7 7 (0.22%) Ubuntu
7 7 (0.22%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (0.13%) Mac OS
9 3 (0.095%) Windows 10
10 2 (0.063%) Windows 7
11 1 (0.032%) MVS
11 1 (0.032%) Oracle Linux
11 1 (0.032%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (0.032%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,456 (46.15%) MVC
2 1,427 (45.23%) Agile Software Development
3 784 (24.85%) TDD
4 428 (13.57%) Scrum
5 412 (13.06%) Microservices
6 334 (10.59%) BDD
7 330 (10.46%) Continuous Integration
8 278 (8.81%) OO
9 259 (8.21%) SOLID
10 255 (8.08%) Unit Testing
11 248 (7.86%) E-Commerce
11 248 (7.86%) Web Development
12 230 (7.29%) SDLC
13 226 (7.16%) Test Automation
14 223 (7.07%) Software Engineering
15 217 (6.88%) DevOps
16 163 (5.17%) OOP
17 151 (4.79%) SOA
18 142 (4.50%) Problem-Solving
19 103 (3.26%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 2,670 (84.63%) C#
2 1,222 (38.73%) JavaScript
3 1,141 (36.16%) SQL
4 209 (6.62%) T-SQL
5 197 (6.24%) VB.NET
6 154 (4.88%) TypeScript
7 89 (2.82%) Java
8 81 (2.57%) PowerShell
9 63 (2.00%) VB
10 61 (1.93%) PL/SQL
11 52 (1.65%) Python
11 52 (1.65%) VBA
12 34 (1.08%) C++
13 26 (0.82%) C
14 25 (0.79%) PHP
15 21 (0.67%) Scala
15 21 (0.67%) XAML
16 18 (0.57%) Perl
17 16 (0.51%) Go
17 16 (0.51%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 113 (3.58%) Degree
2 91 (2.88%) Security Cleared
3 75 (2.38%) SC Cleared
4 26 (0.82%) Computer Science Degree
5 18 (0.57%) BPSS Clearance
6 8 (0.25%) Numerate Degree
7 7 (0.22%) DBS Check
8 5 (0.16%) Microsoft Certification
9 4 (0.13%) DV Cleared
10 2 (0.063%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (0.063%) MCSA
10 2 (0.063%) MCSE
10 2 (0.063%) PhD
11 1 (0.032%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 102 (3.23%) QA
2 9 (0.29%) WCAG
3 8 (0.25%) GDPR
4 7 (0.22%) SLA
5 3 (0.095%) CRD IV
5 3 (0.095%) IFRS
5 3 (0.095%) IFRS 9
5 3 (0.095%) ISO 9001
5 3 (0.095%) PMO
6 2 (0.063%) Disclosure Scotland
6 2 (0.063%) TickIT
7 1 (0.032%) IEC 62304
7 1 (0.032%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 191 (6.05%) Docker
2 21 (0.67%) Active Directory
3 4 (0.13%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (0.063%) Squid
4 2 (0.063%) XenApp
5 1 (0.032%) Firmware
5 1 (0.032%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 120 (3.80%) Kubernetes
2 39 (1.24%) Ansible
3 23 (0.73%) Puppet
4 20 (0.63%) Terraform
5 17 (0.54%) Kibana
6 16 (0.51%) Single Sign-On
7 11 (0.35%) Opscode Chef
8 10 (0.32%) Grafana
9 7 (0.22%) Docker Swarm
10 4 (0.13%) CA Single Sign-On
10 4 (0.13%) HP Fortify
11 2 (0.063%) HAProxy
12 1 (0.032%) BladeLogic
12 1 (0.032%) Control-M
12 1 (0.032%) Data Guard
12 1 (0.032%) SCCM
12 1 (0.032%) TeamSite
Vendors
1 647 (20.51%) Microsoft
2 212 (6.72%) Oracle
3 60 (1.90%) Sitecore
4 53 (1.68%) Google
5 39 (1.24%) Xamarin
6 27 (0.86%) Citrix
7 24 (0.76%) Salesforce.com
8 23 (0.73%) SAP
9 17 (0.54%) DevExpress
10 14 (0.44%) Telerik
11 13 (0.41%) Atlassian
12 10 (0.32%) TIBCO
12 10 (0.32%) webMethods
13 9 (0.29%) Red Hat
13 9 (0.29%) Twitter
14 7 (0.22%) Adobe
14 7 (0.22%) Northgate
14 7 (0.22%) Oneserve
14 7 (0.22%) Reuters
14 7 (0.22%) Teradata