Period
to 15 August 2018

The median contractor rate for a .NET Developer was £415 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 15 August 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
15 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 68 77 86
Rank change year-on-year +9 +9 -25
Contract jobs requiring a .NET Developer 3,440 2,851 2,913
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 3.36% 2.98% 2.67%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.54% 3.14% 2.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,761 2,163 2,241
UK median daily rate £415 £375 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.67% +5.63% +1.43%
10th Percentile £310 £275 £263
90th Percentile £575 £563 £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 5 22 30
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £45.00 £42.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.22% +5.26% +6.88%
10th Percentile £24.55 £25.55 £23.80
90th Percentile £41.25 £47.35 £63.04
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £45.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year -22.22% +5.88% +6.25%

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 97,100 90,804 103,650
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.88% 94.98% 94.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 63,580 58,945 67,529
UK median daily rate £450 £436 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.21% +2.59% +6.25%
10th Percentile £269 £263 £255
90th Percentile £638 £625 £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 3,113 2,801 3,120
UK median hourly rate £18.00 £18.70 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.74% -1.58% +6.35%
10th Percentile £11.01 £10.75 £10.37
90th Percentile £47.97 £48.75 £46.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.77 £19.00
% change year-on-year -1.52% -6.47% +11.76%

.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 15 August 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 15 August 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 15 August 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 +10 3,173 £425 +13.33% 1,526
UK excluding London -2 1,852 £375 +7.14% 1,143
London +27 1,539 £475 +5.56% 462
North of England +1 522 £363 +7.41% 315
South East -12 475 £400 +11.11% 300
Midlands +3 284 £363 +13.28% 199
North West +5 268 £363 +3.57% 174
South West +2 218 £375 +7.14% 132
Yorkshire -2 210 £363 +9.85% 111
West Midlands 0 168 £375 +10.70% 90
Scotland -21 136 £368 +5.00% 50
East of England -9 134 £400 +10.34% 118
East Midlands -1 116 £350 +16.67% 108
Northern Ireland +57 46 £444 +61.36% 6
North East -7 44 £350 +2.94% 30
Wales -26 42 £373 +6.43% 21

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

For the 6 months to 15 August 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 3,440 (100.00%) .NET
2 2,926 (85.06%) C#
3 1,704 (49.53%) ASP.NET
4 1,700 (49.42%) MVC
5 1,679 (48.81%) Agile Software Development
6 1,567 (45.55%) SQL Server
7 1,386 (40.29%) SQL
8 1,379 (40.09%) JavaScript
9 1,041 (30.26%) ASP.NET Web API
10 1,015 (29.51%) HTML
11 1,014 (29.48%) AngularJS
12 998 (29.01%) TDD
13 979 (28.46%) ASP.NET MVC
14 970 (28.20%) Microsoft Azure
15 874 (25.41%) .NET Framework
16 855 (24.85%) CSS
17 700 (20.35%) Microsoft
18 646 (18.78%) Finance
19 569 (16.54%) jQuery
20 563 (16.37%) Scrum
21 515 (14.97%) Web Services
22 512 (14.88%) Entity Framework
23 474 (13.78%) WCF
24 472 (13.72%) .NET Core
25 416 (12.09%) Microservices
26 378 (10.99%) Continuous Integration
27 355 (10.32%) React
28 353 (10.26%) BDD
29 347 (10.09%) Visual Studio
30 343 (9.97%) SOLID

.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
1 128 (3.72%) CMS
2 105 (3.05%) IIS
3 83 (2.41%) NServiceBus
4 63 (1.83%) Elasticsearch
4 63 (1.83%) Sitecore CMS
5 61 (1.77%) Umbraco
6 57 (1.66%) SharePoint
7 26 (0.76%) EPiServer
8 20 (0.58%) BizTalk Server
9 16 (0.47%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 14 (0.41%) Confluence
11 12 (0.35%) Kentico
12 10 (0.29%) Apache Solr
13 9 (0.26%) Apache
14 7 (0.20%) K2 blackpearl
14 7 (0.20%) Oracle Workflow
15 6 (0.17%) SharePoint 2010
15 6 (0.17%) Sitefinity
15 6 (0.17%) WebSphere
16 5 (0.15%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 46 (1.34%) Microsoft Excel
2 20 (0.58%) Microsoft Office
3 9 (0.26%) Spreadsheet
4 6 (0.17%) Acrobat
4 6 (0.17%) Photoshop
5 4 (0.12%) Chatbot
6 3 (0.087%) InfoPath
7 1 (0.029%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 46 (1.34%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (0.23%) Markit EDM
3 6 (0.17%) Bloomberg AIM
3 6 (0.17%) Eagle PACE
3 6 (0.17%) Endur
3 6 (0.17%) Front Arena
3 6 (0.17%) SAP S/4HANA
3 6 (0.17%) thinkFolio
4 4 (0.12%) Payment Gateway
4 4 (0.12%) SDL Web 8
5 3 (0.087%) SimCorp Dimension
6 2 (0.058%) Infor M3
6 2 (0.058%) Oracle Applications
6 2 (0.058%) Sage 200
6 2 (0.058%) Sage CRM
7 1 (0.029%) Dynamics AX
7 1 (0.029%) Epicor Tropos
7 1 (0.029%) Oracle EBS
7 1 (0.029%) Oracle ERP
7 1 (0.029%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 970 (28.20%) Microsoft Azure
2 329 (9.56%) Amazon AWS
3 69 (2.01%) Serverless
4 62 (1.80%) GitHub
5 41 (1.19%) Amazon EC2
6 40 (1.16%) Azure Functions
6 40 (1.16%) Cloud Computing
7 38 (1.10%) SaaS
8 33 (0.96%) Google Cloud Platform
9 31 (0.90%) npm
10 27 (0.78%) PaaS
11 22 (0.64%) NuGet
12 20 (0.58%) Office 365
13 14 (0.41%) Dynamics 365
14 12 (0.35%) Azure Active Directory
15 11 (0.32%) AWS Lambda
16 10 (0.29%) IaaS
17 6 (0.17%) Trello
18 5 (0.15%) Amazon SQS
18 5 (0.15%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 55 (1.60%) HTTP
2 36 (1.05%) Internet
3 11 (0.32%) SMS
4 10 (0.29%) DNS
4 10 (0.29%) SMTP
5 9 (0.26%) TCP/IP
6 7 (0.20%) Intranet
7 6 (0.17%) HTTPS
7 6 (0.17%) IMAP
8 5 (0.15%) FTP
8 5 (0.15%) SSL
9 4 (0.12%) AMQP
9 4 (0.12%) MQTT
9 4 (0.12%) WEP
10 3 (0.087%) Skype
10 3 (0.087%) Wireshark
11 2 (0.058%) Kerberos
11 2 (0.058%) RTMP
12 1 (0.029%) Firewall
12 1 (0.029%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,567 (45.55%) SQL Server
2 206 (5.99%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 165 (4.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 154 (4.48%) Relational Database
5 126 (3.66%) SQL Server 2012
6 124 (3.60%) NoSQL
7 88 (2.56%) Azure SQL Database
8 87 (2.53%) SQL Server 2016
9 85 (2.47%) MongoDB
10 81 (2.35%) SQL Server 2008
11 63 (1.83%) Cosmos DB
12 59 (1.72%) MySQL
13 54 (1.57%) SQL Server 2014
14 49 (1.42%) Redis
15 45 (1.31%) Oracle Database
16 37 (1.08%) Power BI
16 37 (1.08%) RDBMS
17 36 (1.05%) PostgreSQL
18 35 (1.02%) SQL Server Analysis Services
19 25 (0.73%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 347 (10.09%) Visual Studio
2 330 (9.59%) Git (software)
3 260 (7.56%) Team Foundation Server
4 239 (6.95%) TeamCity
5 223 (6.48%) Octopus Deploy
6 157 (4.56%) NUnit
7 137 (3.98%) Visual Studio Team System
8 106 (3.08%) JIRA
9 86 (2.50%) Jenkins
10 85 (2.47%) Selenium
11 81 (2.35%) SpecFlow
12 50 (1.45%) ReSharper
13 48 (1.40%) MSTest
14 45 (1.31%) Moq
15 44 (1.28%) Subversion
16 23 (0.67%) Bitbucket
16 23 (0.67%) webpack
17 19 (0.55%) MSBuild
18 15 (0.44%) Atlassian Bamboo
18 15 (0.44%) Jasmine
General
1 646 (18.78%) Finance
2 324 (9.42%) Banking
3 108 (3.14%) Retail
4 91 (2.65%) Front Office
5 90 (2.62%) Investment Banking
6 62 (1.80%) Marketing
7 53 (1.54%) Financial Institution
8 42 (1.22%) Law
9 40 (1.16%) Back Office
10 36 (1.05%) Legal
11 34 (0.99%) Telecoms
12 32 (0.93%) Advertising
13 29 (0.84%) Manufacturing
14 19 (0.55%) Electronics
15 18 (0.52%) Games
16 16 (0.47%) Automotive
17 10 (0.29%) Corporate Banking
18 7 (0.20%) Pharmaceutical
19 5 (0.15%) Music Industry
20 3 (0.087%) French Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3,440 (100.00%) .NET
2 1,704 (49.53%) ASP.NET
3 1,041 (30.26%) ASP.NET Web API
4 1,015 (29.51%) HTML
5 1,014 (29.48%) AngularJS
6 979 (28.46%) ASP.NET MVC
7 874 (25.41%) .NET Framework
8 855 (24.85%) CSS
9 569 (16.54%) jQuery
10 515 (14.97%) Web Services
11 512 (14.88%) Entity Framework
12 474 (13.78%) WCF
13 472 (13.72%) .NET Core
14 355 (10.32%) React
15 323 (9.39%) HTML5
16 321 (9.33%) REST
17 299 (8.69%) RESTful
18 294 (8.55%) WPF
19 228 (6.63%) Angular 2
20 194 (5.64%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 340 (9.88%) Greenfield Project
2 129 (3.75%) Fintech
3 114 (3.31%) Enterprise Software
4 86 (2.50%) User Experience
5 83 (2.41%) Analytical Skills
6 59 (1.72%) Fixed Income
7 58 (1.69%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 53 (1.54%) Computer Science
9 50 (1.45%) Self-Motivation
10 44 (1.28%) Mobile App
11 27 (0.78%) Equities
12 24 (0.70%) Online Banking
13 22 (0.64%) Derivative
13 22 (0.64%) Hedge funds
14 21 (0.61%) Market Risk
15 20 (0.58%) Algorithms
15 20 (0.58%) Grid Computing
16 19 (0.55%) Client/Server
16 19 (0.55%) Credit Risk
17 18 (0.52%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 236 (6.86%) Windows
2 31 (0.90%) Windows Server
3 27 (0.78%) Linux
4 23 (0.67%) Apple iOS
5 22 (0.64%) Android
6 6 (0.17%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (0.15%) Windows Mobile
8 3 (0.087%) Unix
8 3 (0.087%) Windows 7
8 3 (0.087%) Windows Embedded Compact
8 3 (0.087%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (0.058%) Windows Phone
9 2 (0.058%) Windows Phone 8
10 1 (0.029%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.029%) MVS
10 1 (0.029%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.029%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,700 (49.42%) MVC
2 1,679 (48.81%) Agile Software Development
3 998 (29.01%) TDD
4 563 (16.37%) Scrum
5 416 (12.09%) Microservices
6 378 (10.99%) Continuous Integration
7 353 (10.26%) BDD
8 343 (9.97%) SOLID
9 342 (9.94%) Unit Testing
10 294 (8.55%) E-Commerce
11 277 (8.05%) OO
12 274 (7.97%) Web Development
13 235 (6.83%) Problem-Solving
14 226 (6.57%) SOA
15 202 (5.87%) Software Engineering
16 199 (5.78%) DevOps
17 190 (5.52%) SDLC
18 180 (5.23%) Test Automation
19 151 (4.39%) Multithreading
20 116 (3.37%) CQRS
Programming Languages
1 2,926 (85.06%) C#
2 1,386 (40.29%) SQL
3 1,379 (40.09%) JavaScript
4 268 (7.79%) T-SQL
5 245 (7.12%) VB.NET
6 187 (5.44%) TypeScript
7 101 (2.94%) PowerShell
8 92 (2.67%) Java
9 90 (2.62%) VB
10 59 (1.72%) PL/SQL
11 55 (1.60%) Python
12 44 (1.28%) VBA
13 42 (1.22%) VB6
14 37 (1.08%) C++
15 31 (0.90%) C
16 22 (0.64%) PHP
17 16 (0.47%) XAML
18 15 (0.44%) ES6
19 10 (0.29%) F#
19 10 (0.29%) R
Qualifications
1 107 (3.11%) Degree
2 59 (1.72%) Security Cleared
3 44 (1.28%) SC Cleared
4 27 (0.78%) Computer Science Degree
5 13 (0.38%) Microsoft Certification
6 8 (0.23%) Master's Degree
7 5 (0.15%) MCP
7 5 (0.15%) Numerate Degree
7 5 (0.15%) TOGAF Certification
8 4 (0.12%) BPSS Clearance
8 4 (0.12%) CTC Cleared
9 3 (0.087%) BC Cleared
10 1 (0.029%) DBS Check
10 1 (0.029%) DV Cleared
10 1 (0.029%) HND
10 1 (0.029%) MCPD
10 1 (0.029%) MCSD
10 1 (0.029%) MCTS
10 1 (0.029%) PhD
10 1 (0.029%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 96 (2.79%) QA
2 21 (0.61%) PCI DSS
3 12 (0.35%) GDPR
4 11 (0.32%) GCP
5 7 (0.20%) SLA
6 4 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 3 (0.087%) Disclosure Scotland
7 3 (0.087%) Solvency II
8 2 (0.058%) Dodd-Frank
8 2 (0.058%) EMIR
8 2 (0.058%) MiFID
8 2 (0.058%) PMO
8 2 (0.058%) WCAG
9 1 (0.029%) HL7
9 1 (0.029%) WAI
System Software
1 146 (4.24%) Docker
2 13 (0.38%) Active Directory
3 5 (0.15%) Platform Symphony
4 3 (0.087%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.029%) Firmware
5 1 (0.029%) VirtualBox
5 1 (0.029%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 51 (1.48%) Kubernetes
2 19 (0.55%) Single Sign-On
3 14 (0.41%) Ansible
4 11 (0.32%) Terraform
5 8 (0.23%) Opscode Chef
6 7 (0.20%) Puppet
7 5 (0.15%) Docker Swarm
8 4 (0.12%) Control-M
9 3 (0.087%) Kibana
10 2 (0.058%) CA Single Sign-On
10 2 (0.058%) HP Fortify
11 1 (0.029%) CA Service Virtualization
11 1 (0.029%) Grafana
11 1 (0.029%) Graphite
11 1 (0.029%) PingFederate
11 1 (0.029%) StatsD
11 1 (0.029%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 700 (20.35%) Microsoft
2 219 (6.37%) Oracle
3 122 (3.55%) Sitecore
4 36 (1.05%) Capita
4 36 (1.05%) SAP
5 35 (1.02%) Google
6 24 (0.70%) Salesforce.com
7 22 (0.64%) Telerik
8 20 (0.58%) Tableau
8 20 (0.58%) Xamarin
9 14 (0.41%) Teradata
10 13 (0.38%) Sybase
11 12 (0.35%) Citrix
12 11 (0.32%) DevExpress
13 10 (0.29%) Splunk
14 9 (0.26%) SimCorp
15 8 (0.23%) Atlassian
16 7 (0.20%) Adobe
16 7 (0.20%) Bloomberg
16 7 (0.20%) TIBCO