Period
to 25 September 2017

The median contractor rate for a .NET Developer was £375 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 25 September 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
25 Sep 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 84 82 63
Rank change year-on-year -2 -19 -5
Contract jobs requiring a .NET Developer 2814 2947 3541
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.87% 2.78% 3.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.02% 2.93% 3.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 2173 2251 2599
UK median daily rate £375 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% - -
10th Percentile £288 £265 £263
90th Percentile £563 £525 £489
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year +3.70% +3.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 44 33
UK median hourly rate £45.00 £42.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +14.29%
10th Percentile £25.08 £21.95 £21.38
90th Percentile £47.35 £48.11 £56.20
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 93071 100460 108246
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.78% 94.80% 94.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 60873 65596 68611
UK median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £263 £255 £245
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2784 3160 4129
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £19.00 £17.98
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +5.67% +5.76%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.44 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £46.26 £43.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £18.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year -2.70% +5.71% +5.42%

.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 25 September 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 25 September 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 25 September 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 -3 2609 £388 +9.54% 590
UK excluding London 0 1667 £350 +3.70% 472
London +6 1119 £450 +5.88% 134
South East -3 456 £363 +3.57% 127
North of England +6 363 £336 +3.46% 162
Midlands -2 286 £325 - 72
South West -4 240 £350 +3.70% 41
North West -7 180 £350 +7.69% 93
Yorkshire +9 156 £325 -0.23% 63
East of England +13 155 £363 +3.57% 54
West Midlands -9 155 £350 +7.69% 31
East Midlands +5 128 £315 +1.61% 41
Scotland +32 108 £350 +7.69% 7
Wales +24 59 £334 -16.50% 7
North East +56 27 £340 +3.82% 6
Northern Ireland -53 13 £338 -11.18% 2
Isle of Man - 1 £210 -

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

For the 6 months to 25 September 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 2814 (100.00%) .NET
2 2446 (86.92%) C#
3 1504 (53.45%) MVC
4 1429 (50.78%) ASP.NET
5 1405 (49.93%) SQL Server
6 1316 (46.77%) Agile Software Development
7 1161 (41.26%) JavaScript
8 1101 (39.13%) SQL
9 855 (30.38%) HTML
10 850 (30.21%) TDD
11 825 (29.32%) AngularJS
12 802 (28.50%) CSS
13 794 (28.22%) ASP.NET Web API
14 745 (26.47%) ASP.NET MVC
15 662 (23.53%) Microsoft
16 626 (22.25%) .NET Framework
17 525 (18.66%) jQuery
18 495 (17.59%) Microsoft Azure
19 470 (16.70%) WCF
19 470 (16.70%) Finance
20 457 (16.24%) Scrum
21 447 (15.88%) Web Services
22 353 (12.54%) Entity Framework
23 342 (12.15%) Team Foundation Server
24 330 (11.73%) Web Development
25 326 (11.58%) Unit Testing
26 323 (11.48%) HTML5
27 309 (10.98%) Visual Studio
28 307 (10.91%) T-SQL
28 307 (10.91%) 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
1 174 (6.18%) CMS
2 88 (3.13%) SharePoint
3 87 (3.09%) IIS
4 85 (3.02%) Elasticsearch
5 66 (2.35%) Umbraco
6 64 (2.27%) Sitecore CMS
7 35 (1.24%) NServiceBus
8 34 (1.21%) BizTalk Server
9 22 (0.78%) Confluence
10 21 (0.75%) EPiServer
11 16 (0.57%) Kentico
12 12 (0.43%) Apache Solr
12 12 (0.43%) SharePoint 2013
13 9 (0.32%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 7 (0.25%) Sitefinity
15 6 (0.21%) Apache
16 5 (0.18%) DNN
16 5 (0.18%) SharePoint 2010
17 4 (0.14%) JBoss
18 3 (0.11%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 65 (2.31%) Microsoft Excel
2 16 (0.57%) Microsoft Office
3 15 (0.53%) Spreadsheet
4 5 (0.18%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.071%) Adobe Illustrator
5 2 (0.071%) Fireworks
5 2 (0.071%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.036%) Chatbot
6 1 (0.036%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.036%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 35 (1.24%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (0.25%) Endur
3 5 (0.18%) Dynamics NAV
3 5 (0.18%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 3 (0.11%) RMDS
4 3 (0.11%) SDL Web 8
4 3 (0.11%) SunGard GMI
5 1 (0.036%) Adobe Campaign
5 1 (0.036%) BusinessWorks
5 1 (0.036%) Eloqua
5 1 (0.036%) Infor M3
5 1 (0.036%) Magento
5 1 (0.036%) nopCommerce
5 1 (0.036%) Payment Gateway
5 1 (0.036%) Pega PRPC
5 1 (0.036%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.036%) Sage CRM
5 1 (0.036%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 495 (17.59%) Microsoft Azure
2 238 (8.46%) Amazon AWS
3 29 (1.03%) GitHub
4 28 (1.00%) AWS Lambda
5 24 (0.85%) SaaS
6 19 (0.68%) Amazon EC2
7 18 (0.64%) PaaS
8 16 (0.57%) Google Cloud Platform
9 12 (0.43%) IaaS
10 8 (0.28%) Cloud Computing
10 8 (0.28%) npm
10 8 (0.28%) Office 365
11 6 (0.21%) Amazon ELB
11 6 (0.21%) Azure Active Directory
12 4 (0.14%) Dynamics 365
13 3 (0.11%) Amazon S3
13 3 (0.11%) Amazon SQS
13 3 (0.11%) Yarn
14 2 (0.071%) OpenShift
14 2 (0.071%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 20 (0.71%) Internet
2 17 (0.60%) Intranet
3 15 (0.53%) TCP/IP
4 14 (0.50%) HTTP
5 13 (0.46%) SMTP
6 8 (0.28%) DNS
6 8 (0.28%) SMS
7 5 (0.18%) Ethernet
7 5 (0.18%) LDAP
7 5 (0.18%) Network Security
8 4 (0.14%) CTI
8 4 (0.14%) IMAP
8 4 (0.14%) Skype
8 4 (0.14%) VoIP
9 2 (0.071%) Broadband
9 2 (0.071%) Extranet
9 2 (0.071%) FTP
9 2 (0.071%) X.509
10 1 (0.036%) Kerberos
10 1 (0.036%) PPP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1405 (49.93%) SQL Server
2 181 (6.43%) NoSQL
3 149 (5.29%) SQL Server 2012
4 140 (4.98%) SQL Server 2008
5 138 (4.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 119 (4.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 107 (3.80%) Relational Database
8 94 (3.34%) MongoDB
9 66 (2.35%) Oracle Database
10 48 (1.71%) SQL Server 2016
11 46 (1.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 42 (1.49%) RDBMS
13 37 (1.31%) SQL Server 2005
13 37 (1.31%) SQL Server 2014
14 34 (1.21%) Oracle Database 11g
15 33 (1.17%) RavenDB
16 27 (0.96%) MySQL
17 26 (0.92%) Big Data
18 21 (0.75%) Data Warehouse
18 21 (0.75%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 342 (12.15%) Team Foundation Server
2 309 (10.98%) Visual Studio
3 280 (9.95%) Git (software)
4 193 (6.86%) TeamCity
5 150 (5.33%) NUnit
6 147 (5.22%) Octopus Deploy
7 88 (3.13%) SpecFlow
8 70 (2.49%) JIRA
9 54 (1.92%) Moq
10 52 (1.85%) MSTest
11 51 (1.81%) Subversion
12 40 (1.42%) Selenium
13 38 (1.35%) Jenkins
14 36 (1.28%) MSBuild
15 34 (1.21%) ReSharper
16 32 (1.14%) gulp
17 28 (1.00%) NuGet
18 24 (0.85%) Jasmine
18 24 (0.85%) Visual Studio Team System
19 19 (0.68%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 470 (16.70%) Finance
2 258 (9.17%) Banking
3 114 (4.05%) Front Office
4 98 (3.48%) Investment Banking
5 72 (2.56%) Retail
6 53 (1.88%) Marketing
7 40 (1.42%) Manufacturing
8 37 (1.31%) Advertising
9 34 (1.21%) Back Office
10 32 (1.14%) Telecoms
11 23 (0.82%) Automotive
12 21 (0.75%) Electronics
13 18 (0.64%) Financial Institution
14 17 (0.60%) Law
15 15 (0.53%) Legal
16 11 (0.39%) Publishing
17 10 (0.36%) Pharmaceutical
18 9 (0.32%) Prime Brokerage
19 7 (0.25%) Games
19 7 (0.25%) Private Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2814 (100.00%) .NET
2 1429 (50.78%) ASP.NET
3 855 (30.38%) HTML
4 825 (29.32%) AngularJS
5 802 (28.50%) CSS
6 794 (28.22%) ASP.NET Web API
7 745 (26.47%) ASP.NET MVC
8 626 (22.25%) .NET Framework
9 525 (18.66%) jQuery
10 470 (16.70%) WCF
11 447 (15.88%) Web Services
12 353 (12.54%) Entity Framework
13 323 (11.48%) HTML5
14 258 (9.17%) REST
15 231 (8.21%) WPF
16 215 (7.64%) RESTful
17 209 (7.43%) XML
18 202 (7.18%) React
19 192 (6.82%) Twitter Bootstrap
20 183 (6.50%) .NET Core
Miscellaneous
1 210 (7.46%) Greenfield Project
2 98 (3.48%) Analytical Skills
3 71 (2.52%) Computer Science
4 70 (2.49%) User Experience
5 64 (2.27%) Enterprise Software
6 60 (2.13%) Equities
7 57 (2.03%) Derivative
8 56 (1.99%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 55 (1.95%) Fixed Income
10 52 (1.85%) Fintech
11 51 (1.81%) N-Tier
12 49 (1.74%) Mobile App
13 42 (1.49%) Algorithms
14 34 (1.21%) Hedge funds
15 28 (1.00%) NHS
16 24 (0.85%) Client/Server
17 23 (0.82%) Virtual Team
18 21 (0.75%) Market Risk
19 18 (0.64%) Credit Risk
20 15 (0.53%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 307 (10.91%) Windows
2 47 (1.67%) Windows Server
3 21 (0.75%) Apple iOS
4 18 (0.64%) Linux
5 17 (0.60%) Unix
6 13 (0.46%) Android
7 12 (0.43%) Windows Server 2008
8 10 (0.36%) Windows 10
9 8 (0.28%) Windows Server 2012
10 4 (0.14%) Windows 7
11 1 (0.036%) CentOS
11 1 (0.036%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.036%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.036%) MVS
11 1 (0.036%) OpenVMS
11 1 (0.036%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.036%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.036%) Windows Phone
11 1 (0.036%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (0.036%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 1504 (53.45%) MVC
2 1316 (46.77%) Agile Software Development
3 850 (30.21%) TDD
4 457 (16.24%) Scrum
5 330 (11.73%) Web Development
6 326 (11.58%) Unit Testing
7 288 (10.23%) BDD
7 288 (10.23%) Continuous Integration
8 262 (9.31%) SOLID
9 246 (8.74%) OO
10 219 (7.78%) Test Automation
11 198 (7.04%) Software Engineering
12 185 (6.57%) Microservices
13 175 (6.22%) SDLC
14 171 (6.08%) E-Commerce
15 146 (5.19%) OOP
16 145 (5.15%) SOA
17 139 (4.94%) Pair Programming
18 138 (4.90%) DevOps
19 133 (4.73%) Front End Development
Programming Languages
1 2446 (86.92%) C#
2 1161 (41.26%) JavaScript
3 1101 (39.13%) SQL
4 307 (10.91%) T-SQL
5 225 (8.00%) VB.NET
6 146 (5.19%) TypeScript
7 119 (4.23%) Java
8 64 (2.27%) PowerShell
9 62 (2.20%) VB
10 55 (1.95%) PL/SQL
11 50 (1.78%) VBA
12 40 (1.42%) Python
13 39 (1.39%) C++
14 28 (1.00%) VB6
15 22 (0.78%) XAML
16 15 (0.53%) Ruby
17 14 (0.50%) C
18 10 (0.36%) F#
18 10 (0.36%) Scala
18 10 (0.36%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 116 (4.12%) Degree
2 60 (2.13%) Security Cleared
3 34 (1.21%) SC Cleared
4 31 (1.10%) Computer Science Degree
5 13 (0.46%) Microsoft Certification
6 9 (0.32%) BPSS Clearance
6 9 (0.32%) ISTQB
7 8 (0.28%) DV Cleared
8 7 (0.25%) Numerate Degree
9 6 (0.21%) Master's Degree
10 4 (0.14%) MCP
10 4 (0.14%) PhD
11 3 (0.11%) AWS Certification
11 3 (0.11%) MCTS
12 2 (0.071%) MCAD
12 2 (0.071%) MCSD
13 1 (0.036%) CCNA
13 1 (0.036%) CTC Cleared
13 1 (0.036%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 1 (0.036%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 92 (3.27%) QA
2 16 (0.57%) MiFID
3 9 (0.32%) Disclosure Scotland
4 8 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 5 (0.18%) PCI DSS
6 4 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 3 (0.11%) EMIR
7 3 (0.11%) ISO 9001
8 2 (0.071%) Data Quality
8 2 (0.071%) HL7
9 1 (0.036%) Government Security Classifications
9 1 (0.036%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 1 (0.036%) ISO 14001
9 1 (0.036%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 1 (0.036%) PMO
9 1 (0.036%) SLA
System Software
1 74 (2.63%) Docker
2 21 (0.75%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.071%) Virtual Desktop
4 1 (0.036%) Platform Symphony
4 1 (0.036%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.036%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 19 (0.68%) Opscode Chef
2 12 (0.43%) Ansible
3 9 (0.32%) Puppet
4 7 (0.25%) Kibana
4 7 (0.25%) Kubernetes
5 2 (0.071%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 2 (0.071%) Nagios
5 2 (0.071%) Rancher
5 2 (0.071%) SCOrch
5 2 (0.071%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 2 (0.071%) Terraform
6 1 (0.036%) CA Service Virtualization
6 1 (0.036%) HP Fortify
6 1 (0.036%) logstash
6 1 (0.036%) Microsoft Clustering
6 1 (0.036%) Rundeck
6 1 (0.036%) WebSphere Cast Iron
Vendors
1 662 (23.53%) Microsoft
2 213 (7.57%) Oracle
3 108 (3.84%) Sitecore
4 37 (1.31%) Telerik
5 33 (1.17%) Xamarin
6 31 (1.10%) SAP
7 23 (0.82%) Sybase
8 22 (0.78%) DevExpress
9 21 (0.75%) Google
10 14 (0.50%) Infragistics
11 11 (0.39%) Bloomberg
11 11 (0.39%) Reuters
12 10 (0.36%) Atlassian
12 10 (0.36%) TIBCO
13 8 (0.28%) IBM
14 7 (0.25%) OpenLink
14 7 (0.25%) Siebel
14 7 (0.25%) Twitter
15 6 (0.21%) RedGate
15 6 (0.21%) Salesforce.com