Period
to 18 October 2017

The median contractor rate for a .NET Developer was £380 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 18 October 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
6 months to
18 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 85 80 66
Rank change year-on-year -5 -14 -8
Contract jobs requiring a .NET Developer 2771 3064 3493
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.79% 2.88% 3.09%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.94% 3.03% 3.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 2165 2338 2571
UK median daily rate £380 £361 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.19% +3.21% -
10th Percentile £294 £265 £263
90th Percentile £560 £525 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year +2.94% +4.62% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 48 32
UK median hourly rate £45.00 £42.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £25.15 £21.98 £21.88
90th Percentile £49.20 £48.38 £56.37
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £42.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +21.43%

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 94194 100979 107453
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.79% 94.78% 94.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 61831 65820 68300
UK median daily rate £440 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.53% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £263 £250 £246
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00% +6.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2813 3278 4126
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.48 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.22% +2.64% +7.66%
10th Percentile £10.88 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.00 £44.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £18.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year - +2.86% +6.06%

.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 18 October 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 6 months to 18 October 2017.

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 18 October 2017. 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 -5 2574 £388 +6.90% 1122
UK excluding London -2 1612 £350 +2.94% 828
London +6 1130 £450 +5.88% 340
South East -5 455 £363 +3.57% 209
North of England 0 340 £338 +0.75% 245
Midlands -10 271 £338 +3.85% 143
South West -17 225 £350 +3.70% 103
North West -11 179 £350 +3.70% 142
East of England +12 164 £363 +5.45% 82
West Midlands -14 150 £350 +7.69% 59
Yorkshire -6 140 £325 - 91
East Midlands -2 120 £318 +1.60% 84
Scotland +2 98 £350 +7.69% 19
Wales +31 62 £330 -22.35% 18
North East +51 21 £340 -2.86% 12
Northern Ireland -56 10 £381 +1.67% 9
Isle of Man - 1 £210 -

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

For the 6 months to 18 October 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 2771 (100.00%) .NET
2 2409 (86.94%) C#
3 1479 (53.37%) MVC
4 1417 (51.14%) SQL Server
5 1403 (50.63%) ASP.NET
6 1337 (48.25%) Agile Software Development
7 1154 (41.65%) JavaScript
8 1101 (39.73%) SQL
9 884 (31.90%) TDD
10 862 (31.11%) HTML
11 807 (29.12%) ASP.NET Web API
12 801 (28.91%) CSS
13 797 (28.76%) AngularJS
14 765 (27.61%) ASP.NET MVC
15 655 (23.64%) Microsoft
16 634 (22.88%) .NET Framework
17 534 (19.27%) jQuery
18 514 (18.55%) Microsoft Azure
19 467 (16.85%) Finance
20 461 (16.64%) Scrum
21 435 (15.70%) WCF
22 428 (15.45%) Web Services
23 365 (13.17%) Entity Framework
24 335 (12.09%) Web Development
25 330 (11.91%) Unit Testing
26 316 (11.40%) Team Foundation Server
27 315 (11.37%) Visual Studio
28 304 (10.97%) BDD
29 302 (10.90%) HTML5
30 298 (10.75%) Windows

.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
1 164 (5.92%) CMS
2 97 (3.50%) IIS
3 88 (3.18%) Elasticsearch
4 86 (3.10%) SharePoint
5 64 (2.31%) Umbraco
6 56 (2.02%) Sitecore CMS
7 36 (1.30%) NServiceBus
8 32 (1.15%) BizTalk Server
9 22 (0.79%) EPiServer
9 22 (0.79%) Kentico
10 19 (0.69%) Confluence
11 12 (0.43%) SharePoint 2013
12 11 (0.40%) Apache Solr
13 8 (0.29%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 6 (0.22%) Apache
14 6 (0.22%) SharePoint 2010
14 6 (0.22%) Sitefinity
15 4 (0.14%) JBoss
16 3 (0.11%) WebSphere
17 2 (0.072%) DNN
Applications
1 67 (2.42%) Microsoft Excel
2 17 (0.61%) Microsoft Office
3 9 (0.32%) Spreadsheet
4 5 (0.18%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.072%) Fireworks
6 1 (0.036%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.036%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.036%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.036%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 29 (1.05%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (0.22%) Endur
3 5 (0.18%) Dynamics NAV
3 5 (0.18%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 5 (0.18%) SunGard GMI
4 3 (0.11%) Payment Gateway
4 3 (0.11%) SDL Web 8
5 2 (0.072%) Pega PRPC
6 1 (0.036%) Adobe Campaign
6 1 (0.036%) BusinessWorks
6 1 (0.036%) Eloqua
6 1 (0.036%) Infor M3
6 1 (0.036%) nopCommerce
6 1 (0.036%) OpenText MBPM
6 1 (0.036%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (0.036%) RMDS
6 1 (0.036%) Sage CRM
6 1 (0.036%) SAP CRM
6 1 (0.036%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 514 (18.55%) Microsoft Azure
2 258 (9.31%) Amazon AWS
3 32 (1.15%) GitHub
4 29 (1.05%) Serverless
5 28 (1.01%) AWS Lambda
6 23 (0.83%) SaaS
7 18 (0.65%) PaaS
8 16 (0.58%) Amazon EC2
9 15 (0.54%) Google Cloud Platform
9 15 (0.54%) IaaS
10 10 (0.36%) Office 365
11 9 (0.32%) npm
12 7 (0.25%) Cloud Computing
13 6 (0.22%) Amazon ELB
14 5 (0.18%) Azure Active Directory
15 3 (0.11%) Amazon S3
15 3 (0.11%) Amazon SQS
15 3 (0.11%) Dynamics 365
15 3 (0.11%) Google Analytics
15 3 (0.11%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 16 (0.58%) Internet
1 16 (0.58%) Intranet
2 15 (0.54%) HTTP
3 14 (0.51%) TCP/IP
4 11 (0.40%) SMTP
5 8 (0.29%) SMS
6 6 (0.22%) DNS
7 5 (0.18%) Ethernet
7 5 (0.18%) Network Security
8 4 (0.14%) CTI
8 4 (0.14%) LDAP
8 4 (0.14%) VoIP
9 3 (0.11%) Skype
10 2 (0.072%) Broadband
10 2 (0.072%) Extranet
10 2 (0.072%) FTP
10 2 (0.072%) IMAP
10 2 (0.072%) X.509
11 1 (0.036%) ATM
11 1 (0.036%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1417 (51.14%) SQL Server
2 182 (6.57%) NoSQL
3 142 (5.12%) SQL Server 2012
4 134 (4.84%) SQL Server 2008
5 133 (4.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 117 (4.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 112 (4.04%) Relational Database
8 102 (3.68%) MongoDB
9 63 (2.27%) Oracle Database
10 52 (1.88%) SQL Server 2016
11 41 (1.48%) SQL Server 2014
12 36 (1.30%) RDBMS
12 36 (1.30%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 35 (1.26%) RavenDB
14 34 (1.23%) SQL Server 2005
15 31 (1.12%) Oracle Database 11g
16 26 (0.94%) MySQL
17 25 (0.90%) Data Warehouse
18 22 (0.79%) Big Data
19 19 (0.69%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 316 (11.40%) Team Foundation Server
2 315 (11.37%) Visual Studio
3 271 (9.78%) Git (software)
4 190 (6.86%) TeamCity
5 157 (5.67%) NUnit
6 151 (5.45%) Octopus Deploy
7 91 (3.28%) SpecFlow
8 63 (2.27%) JIRA
8 63 (2.27%) Moq
9 57 (2.06%) MSTest
10 53 (1.91%) Subversion
11 37 (1.34%) MSBuild
12 35 (1.26%) Jenkins
13 33 (1.19%) ReSharper
14 32 (1.15%) gulp
14 32 (1.15%) NuGet
15 31 (1.12%) Selenium
16 29 (1.05%) Visual Studio Team System
17 24 (0.87%) Jasmine
18 19 (0.69%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 467 (16.85%) Finance
2 252 (9.09%) Banking
3 116 (4.19%) Front Office
4 101 (3.64%) Investment Banking
5 71 (2.56%) Retail
6 57 (2.06%) Marketing
7 40 (1.44%) Manufacturing
8 37 (1.34%) Back Office
9 36 (1.30%) Telecoms
10 35 (1.26%) Advertising
11 23 (0.83%) Electronics
12 22 (0.79%) Automotive
12 22 (0.79%) Law
13 21 (0.76%) Financial Institution
14 19 (0.69%) Legal
15 9 (0.32%) Publishing
16 8 (0.29%) Games
16 8 (0.29%) Pharmaceutical
17 7 (0.25%) Prime Brokerage
18 6 (0.22%) Private Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2771 (100.00%) .NET
2 1403 (50.63%) ASP.NET
3 862 (31.11%) HTML
4 807 (29.12%) ASP.NET Web API
5 801 (28.91%) CSS
6 797 (28.76%) AngularJS
7 765 (27.61%) ASP.NET MVC
8 634 (22.88%) .NET Framework
9 534 (19.27%) jQuery
10 435 (15.70%) WCF
11 428 (15.45%) Web Services
12 365 (13.17%) Entity Framework
13 302 (10.90%) HTML5
14 255 (9.20%) REST
15 220 (7.94%) RESTful
16 212 (7.65%) WPF
17 208 (7.51%) React
18 195 (7.04%) XML
19 192 (6.93%) .NET Core
20 186 (6.71%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 190 (6.86%) Greenfield Project
2 87 (3.14%) Analytical Skills
3 70 (2.53%) N-Tier
4 69 (2.49%) Computer Science
5 65 (2.35%) Enterprise Software
6 63 (2.27%) User Experience
7 58 (2.09%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 57 (2.06%) Equities
9 54 (1.95%) Fintech
9 54 (1.95%) Fixed Income
10 52 (1.88%) Derivative
11 40 (1.44%) Algorithms
11 40 (1.44%) Mobile App
12 32 (1.15%) Hedge funds
13 26 (0.94%) NHS
14 25 (0.90%) Client/Server
15 19 (0.69%) Data Structures
15 19 (0.69%) Market Risk
16 17 (0.61%) Virtual Team
17 16 (0.58%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 298 (10.75%) Windows
2 46 (1.66%) Windows Server
3 21 (0.76%) Unix
4 17 (0.61%) Linux
5 14 (0.51%) Apple iOS
6 12 (0.43%) Windows Server 2008
7 10 (0.36%) Windows 10
8 8 (0.29%) Android
8 8 (0.29%) Windows Server 2012
9 4 (0.14%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.036%) CentOS
10 1 (0.036%) Mac OS
10 1 (0.036%) MVS
10 1 (0.036%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.036%) SUSE
10 1 (0.036%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.036%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.036%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 1479 (53.37%) MVC
2 1337 (48.25%) Agile Software Development
3 884 (31.90%) TDD
4 461 (16.64%) Scrum
5 335 (12.09%) Web Development
6 330 (11.91%) Unit Testing
7 304 (10.97%) BDD
8 283 (10.21%) Continuous Integration
9 259 (9.35%) SOLID
10 243 (8.77%) OO
11 209 (7.54%) Test Automation
12 202 (7.29%) Microservices
13 193 (6.96%) Software Engineering
14 177 (6.39%) E-Commerce
15 171 (6.17%) SDLC
16 152 (5.49%) SOA
17 146 (5.27%) OOP
18 144 (5.20%) Pair Programming
19 143 (5.16%) Front End Development
20 133 (4.80%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 2409 (86.94%) C#
2 1154 (41.65%) JavaScript
3 1101 (39.73%) SQL
4 294 (10.61%) T-SQL
5 231 (8.34%) VB.NET
6 150 (5.41%) TypeScript
7 110 (3.97%) Java
8 60 (2.17%) VBA
9 58 (2.09%) PowerShell
9 58 (2.09%) VB
10 47 (1.70%) PL/SQL
11 38 (1.37%) Python
12 36 (1.30%) C++
13 28 (1.01%) VB6
14 17 (0.61%) Ruby
15 15 (0.54%) XAML
16 13 (0.47%) F#
17 11 (0.40%) C
17 11 (0.40%) ES6
18 9 (0.32%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 116 (4.19%) Degree
2 57 (2.06%) Security Cleared
3 37 (1.34%) Computer Science Degree
4 29 (1.05%) SC Cleared
5 19 (0.69%) Microsoft Certification
6 11 (0.40%) BPSS Clearance
7 9 (0.32%) ISTQB
8 8 (0.29%) DV Cleared
8 8 (0.29%) Master's Degree
9 7 (0.25%) MCP
10 6 (0.22%) PhD
11 5 (0.18%) Numerate Degree
12 4 (0.14%) MCTS
13 3 (0.11%) AWS Certification
13 3 (0.11%) MCAD
13 3 (0.11%) MCSD
14 1 (0.036%) CTC Cleared
14 1 (0.036%) DBS Check
14 1 (0.036%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 1 (0.036%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 93 (3.36%) QA
2 19 (0.69%) MiFID
3 10 (0.36%) Disclosure Scotland
4 8 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 3 (0.11%) EMIR
6 3 (0.11%) ISO 9001
6 3 (0.11%) PCI DSS
6 3 (0.11%) SLA
7 2 (0.072%) HL7
7 2 (0.072%) WCAG
8 1 (0.036%) Data Quality
8 1 (0.036%) Government Security Classifications
8 1 (0.036%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 1 (0.036%) ISO 14001
8 1 (0.036%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 1 (0.036%) PMO
System Software
1 88 (3.18%) Docker
2 22 (0.79%) Active Directory
3 6 (0.22%) Virtual Machines
4 5 (0.18%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.036%) Virtual Desktop
5 1 (0.036%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 18 (0.65%) Opscode Chef
2 13 (0.47%) Ansible
3 9 (0.32%) Puppet
4 8 (0.29%) Kubernetes
5 6 (0.22%) Kibana
6 3 (0.11%) Terraform
7 2 (0.072%) CA Service Virtualization
7 2 (0.072%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 2 (0.072%) Nagios
7 2 (0.072%) Rancher
7 2 (0.072%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 2 (0.072%) WebSphere Cast Iron
8 1 (0.036%) logstash
8 1 (0.036%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 655 (23.64%) Microsoft
2 217 (7.83%) Oracle
3 93 (3.36%) Sitecore
4 33 (1.19%) Telerik
5 31 (1.12%) SAP
6 24 (0.87%) Sybase
6 24 (0.87%) Xamarin
7 23 (0.83%) Google
8 20 (0.72%) DevExpress
9 10 (0.36%) Bloomberg
9 10 (0.36%) IBM
9 10 (0.36%) Twitter
10 9 (0.32%) Atlassian
10 9 (0.32%) TIBCO
11 8 (0.29%) Infragistics
11 8 (0.29%) Reuters
12 7 (0.25%) Salesforce.com
12 7 (0.25%) VMware
13 6 (0.22%) OpenLink
14 5 (0.18%) SunGard