Period
to 20 June 2019

The median contractor rate for a .NET Developer was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 20 June 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
20 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 85 75 73
Rank change year-on-year -10 -2 +8
Contract jobs requiring a .NET Developer 2,532 3,147 2,835
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.79% 3.15% 3.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.95% 3.32% 3.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,048 2,501 2,125
UK median daily rate £425 £405 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.94% +8.00% +7.14%
10th Percentile £313 £306 £264
90th Percentile £575 £563 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% +4.48%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 7 25
UK median hourly rate £55.00 £46.00 £41.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +19.57% +12.20% -4.65%
10th Percentile £25.95 £32.50 £14.00
90th Percentile £60.00 £187.50 £45.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £55.00 £35.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year +57.14% -17.65% -

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 85,804 94,670 86,504
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.56% 94.82% 95.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 56,373 61,965 55,987
UK median daily rate £474 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.33% +5.88% +1.19%
10th Percentile £270 £269 £263
90th Percentile £650 £638 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,815 3,065 2,861
UK median hourly rate £19.50 £18.00 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.33% -3.74% -6.50%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.00 £10.75
90th Percentile £51.42 £48.75 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £17.77
% change year-on-year +2.86% -1.52% -11.15%

.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 20 June 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 20 June 2019.

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 20 June 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 -8 2,324 £425 +3.03% 1,759
UK excluding London -3 1,492 £400 +6.67% 1,424
London -23 1,023 £500 +5.26% 435
South East +33 439 £429 +9.24% 358
North of England +4 418 £375 +7.14% 434
Midlands +2 259 £388 +4.73% 262
North West +8 243 £375 +7.14% 260
West Midlands -9 152 £400 +3.23% 136
Yorkshire -10 148 £350 - 149
Scotland +2 123 £375 +3.09% 50
South West -61 120 £400 +6.67% 153
East Midlands +25 103 £365 +2.82% 126
East of England -39 76 £403 +4.55% 118
Wales -20 39 £411 +2.81% 39
North East +13 27 £450 +38.46% 25
Northern Ireland -9 22 £338 -21.69% 12

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

For the 6 months to 20 June 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 2,532 (100.00%) .NET
2 2,185 (86.30%) C#
3 1,144 (45.18%) Agile Software Development
4 1,091 (43.09%) MVC
5 1,075 (42.46%) SQL Server
6 1,055 (41.67%) ASP.NET
7 991 (39.14%) JavaScript
8 903 (35.66%) SQL
9 877 (34.64%) Microsoft Azure
10 701 (27.69%) ASP.NET Web API
11 695 (27.45%) AngularJS
11 695 (27.45%) HTML
12 676 (26.70%) .NET Framework
13 649 (25.63%) CSS
14 629 (24.84%) TDD
15 596 (23.54%) .NET Core
16 525 (20.73%) ASP.NET MVC
17 486 (19.19%) Microsoft
18 479 (18.92%) Finance
19 371 (14.65%) Scrum
20 359 (14.18%) Entity Framework
21 343 (13.55%) Microservices
21 343 (13.55%) jQuery
22 322 (12.72%) Git (software)
23 307 (12.12%) Web Services
24 300 (11.85%) REST
25 289 (11.41%) Visual Studio
26 286 (11.30%) BDD
27 275 (10.86%) SOLID
28 273 (10.78%) 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 92 (3.63%) CMS
2 84 (3.32%) Umbraco
3 79 (3.12%) IIS
4 51 (2.01%) SharePoint
5 26 (1.03%) NServiceBus
6 20 (0.79%) Elasticsearch
7 19 (0.75%) Sitecore CMS
8 16 (0.63%) Confluence
9 13 (0.51%) BizTalk Server
9 13 (0.51%) Ethereum
9 13 (0.51%) Hyperledger
9 13 (0.51%) Kentico
10 11 (0.43%) Apache
10 11 (0.43%) EPiServer
11 8 (0.32%) Tomcat
12 7 (0.28%) JBoss
13 6 (0.24%) nginx
13 6 (0.24%) Oracle Workflow
13 6 (0.24%) WebLogic
14 5 (0.20%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 64 (2.53%) Microsoft Excel
2 9 (0.36%) Microsoft Office
3 5 (0.20%) Photoshop
4 3 (0.12%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (0.12%) Microsoft Project
4 3 (0.12%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 54 (2.13%) Dynamics CRM
2 13 (0.51%) Distributed Ledger
2 13 (0.51%) R3 Corda
3 7 (0.28%) Dynamics AX
4 4 (0.16%) NetSuite
5 3 (0.12%) MIS ActiveH
5 3 (0.12%) SDL Web 8
6 1 (0.039%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 1 (0.039%) Endur
6 1 (0.039%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.039%) Oracle ERP
6 1 (0.039%) Payment Gateway
6 1 (0.039%) Revive Adserver
6 1 (0.039%) SAP MII
6 1 (0.039%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 877 (34.64%) Microsoft Azure
2 242 (9.56%) Amazon AWS
3 81 (3.20%) Serverless
4 74 (2.92%) PaaS
5 65 (2.57%) SaaS
6 39 (1.54%) GitHub
7 36 (1.42%) Azure Functions
8 31 (1.22%) IaaS
9 29 (1.15%) Power Platform
10 26 (1.03%) AWS Lambda
11 23 (0.91%) Dynamics 365
12 21 (0.83%) npm
13 20 (0.79%) Google Cloud Platform
14 16 (0.63%) Azure Active Directory
14 16 (0.63%) Azure Data Factory
15 12 (0.47%) Loggly
15 12 (0.47%) Office 365
15 12 (0.47%) OpenShift
16 10 (0.39%) AWS CloudFormation
16 10 (0.39%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 16 (0.63%) HTTP
2 15 (0.59%) AMQP
3 14 (0.55%) TCP/IP
4 13 (0.51%) IPFS
5 12 (0.47%) Peer-to-Peer Networking
6 10 (0.39%) Internet
7 8 (0.32%) Network Security
7 8 (0.32%) SSL
8 7 (0.28%) Intranet
9 4 (0.16%) DHCP
9 4 (0.16%) Reverse Proxy
10 3 (0.12%) FTP
10 3 (0.12%) Skype
11 2 (0.079%) DNS
11 2 (0.079%) IPsec
11 2 (0.079%) VPN
12 1 (0.039%) HTTPS
12 1 (0.039%) WEP
12 1 (0.039%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,075 (42.46%) SQL Server
2 131 (5.17%) NoSQL
3 111 (4.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 69 (2.73%) Data Warehouse
4 69 (2.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 64 (2.53%) Azure SQL Database
5 64 (2.53%) Relational Database
6 59 (2.33%) MongoDB
7 55 (2.17%) Cosmos DB
8 54 (2.13%) SQL Server 2008
9 45 (1.78%) Redis
10 41 (1.62%) SQL Server 2012
11 39 (1.54%) SQL Server 2016
12 34 (1.34%) MySQL
12 34 (1.34%) SQL Server 2014
13 29 (1.15%) Oracle Database
14 25 (0.99%) PostgreSQL
15 24 (0.95%) Power BI
16 22 (0.87%) Data Lake
17 19 (0.75%) Amazon DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 322 (12.72%) Git (software)
2 289 (11.41%) Visual Studio
3 183 (7.23%) Team Foundation Server
4 157 (6.20%) TeamCity
5 113 (4.46%) NUnit
6 107 (4.23%) Visual Studio Team System
7 96 (3.79%) Octopus Deploy
8 82 (3.24%) Jenkins
8 82 (3.24%) JIRA
9 67 (2.65%) SpecFlow
10 38 (1.50%) MSTest
11 37 (1.46%) Selenium
12 32 (1.26%) Jasmine
13 27 (1.07%) webpack
14 25 (0.99%) gulp
14 25 (0.99%) Moq
15 24 (0.95%) Karma Test Runner
15 24 (0.95%) Oracle Forms
16 21 (0.83%) Bitbucket
17 20 (0.79%) Grunt
General
1 479 (18.92%) Finance
2 189 (7.46%) Banking
3 77 (3.04%) Front Office
3 77 (3.04%) Retail
4 70 (2.76%) Law
5 51 (2.01%) Investment Banking
6 39 (1.54%) Telecoms
7 37 (1.46%) Financial Institution
8 36 (1.42%) Legal
9 34 (1.34%) Marketing
10 27 (1.07%) Back Office
11 26 (1.03%) Manufacturing
12 17 (0.67%) Electronics
13 12 (0.47%) Automotive
14 11 (0.43%) Advertising
15 10 (0.39%) French Language
15 10 (0.39%) Games
15 10 (0.39%) Pharmaceutical
16 9 (0.36%) Billing
17 8 (0.32%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2,532 (100.00%) .NET
2 1,055 (41.67%) ASP.NET
3 701 (27.69%) ASP.NET Web API
4 695 (27.45%) AngularJS
4 695 (27.45%) HTML
5 676 (26.70%) .NET Framework
6 649 (25.63%) CSS
7 596 (23.54%) .NET Core
8 525 (20.73%) ASP.NET MVC
9 359 (14.18%) Entity Framework
10 343 (13.55%) jQuery
11 307 (12.12%) Web Services
12 300 (11.85%) REST
13 232 (9.16%) RESTful
14 226 (8.93%) HTML5
15 224 (8.85%) React
16 223 (8.81%) WCF
17 157 (6.20%) WPF
18 145 (5.73%) Twitter Bootstrap
19 137 (5.41%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 273 (10.78%) Greenfield Project
2 82 (3.24%) Enterprise Software
3 76 (3.00%) Analytical Skills
4 45 (1.78%) User Experience
5 43 (1.70%) Self-Motivation
6 37 (1.46%) Digital Media
7 36 (1.42%) Mobile App
8 35 (1.38%) Hedge funds
9 32 (1.26%) Derivative
10 27 (1.07%) Data Protection Act
11 24 (0.95%) Algorithms
12 23 (0.91%) Data Structures
13 20 (0.79%) N-Tier
14 17 (0.67%) Cloud Native
15 14 (0.55%) EPoS
15 14 (0.55%) Virtual Team
16 13 (0.51%) Bitcoin
16 13 (0.51%) Linux Command Line
17 11 (0.43%) Credit Risk
17 11 (0.43%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 176 (6.95%) Windows
2 36 (1.42%) Linux
3 20 (0.79%) Mac OS
4 18 (0.71%) Unix
5 17 (0.67%) VMS
6 12 (0.47%) Android
6 12 (0.47%) Apple iOS
7 9 (0.36%) Windows Server
8 4 (0.16%) Ubuntu
9 3 (0.12%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (0.079%) Windows Server 2008
11 1 (0.039%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,144 (45.18%) Agile Software Development
2 1,091 (43.09%) MVC
3 629 (24.84%) TDD
4 371 (14.65%) Scrum
5 343 (13.55%) Microservices
6 286 (11.30%) BDD
7 275 (10.86%) SOLID
8 257 (10.15%) Unit Testing
9 222 (8.77%) DevOps
10 192 (7.58%) Continuous Integration
11 191 (7.54%) OO
12 171 (6.75%) Software Engineering
13 166 (6.56%) Web Development
14 145 (5.73%) Test Automation
15 135 (5.33%) SDLC
16 128 (5.06%) E-Commerce
17 121 (4.78%) OOP
18 120 (4.74%) Kanban
19 110 (4.34%) Migration
20 100 (3.95%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 2,185 (86.30%) C#
2 991 (39.14%) JavaScript
3 903 (35.66%) SQL
4 208 (8.21%) T-SQL
4 208 (8.21%) VB.NET
5 131 (5.17%) TypeScript
6 85 (3.36%) VB
7 79 (3.12%) PowerShell
8 68 (2.69%) Java
9 66 (2.61%) VBA
10 61 (2.41%) Python
11 57 (2.25%) C++
12 43 (1.70%) PL/SQL
13 28 (1.11%) Ruby
14 21 (0.83%) F#
15 20 (0.79%) VB6
16 18 (0.71%) C
17 17 (0.67%) PHP
18 15 (0.59%) Bash Shell
19 14 (0.55%) Scala
Qualifications
1 68 (2.69%) Degree
1 68 (2.69%) Security Cleared
2 50 (1.97%) SC Cleared
3 18 (0.71%) BPSS Clearance
4 9 (0.36%) Computer Science Degree
5 6 (0.24%) DBS Check
6 5 (0.20%) DV Cleared
6 5 (0.20%) Microsoft Certification
7 4 (0.16%) CTC Cleared
8 3 (0.12%) MCSD
9 2 (0.079%) BC Cleared
9 2 (0.079%) PhD
10 1 (0.039%) ISTQB
10 1 (0.039%) MCAD
10 1 (0.039%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 100 (3.95%) QA
2 13 (0.51%) WCAG
3 7 (0.28%) GxP
4 4 (0.16%) PSD2
5 3 (0.12%) GDPR
5 3 (0.12%) HL7
6 2 (0.079%) Disclosure Scotland
6 2 (0.079%) SLA
7 1 (0.039%) CRD IV
7 1 (0.039%) IFRS
7 1 (0.039%) IFRS 9
7 1 (0.039%) ISO 15022
7 1 (0.039%) ISO 20022
System Software
1 177 (6.99%) Docker
2 31 (1.22%) Active Directory
3 5 (0.20%) Virtual Machines
4 3 (0.12%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 2 (0.079%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (0.079%) Xen
Systems Management
1 102 (4.03%) Kubernetes
2 16 (0.63%) Terraform
3 14 (0.55%) Ansible
4 11 (0.43%) Puppet
5 10 (0.39%) Kibana
6 7 (0.28%) Grafana
7 6 (0.24%) Opscode Chef
8 4 (0.16%) SCCM
9 3 (0.12%) Microsoft Intune
10 2 (0.079%) Control-M
10 2 (0.079%) MIIS
10 2 (0.079%) Rancher
10 2 (0.079%) WSUS
11 1 (0.039%) BladeLogic
11 1 (0.039%) TeamSite
11 1 (0.039%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 486 (19.19%) Microsoft
2 135 (5.33%) Oracle
3 40 (1.58%) Xamarin
4 36 (1.42%) Sitecore
5 35 (1.38%) Google
6 26 (1.03%) Citrix
7 22 (0.87%) Telerik
8 20 (0.79%) SAP
9 15 (0.59%) New Relic
10 12 (0.47%) Twitter
11 10 (0.39%) Salesforce.com
12 7 (0.28%) Atlassian
13 6 (0.24%) webMethods
14 5 (0.20%) Cognos
14 5 (0.20%) IBM
14 5 (0.20%) IFS
14 5 (0.20%) VMware
15 4 (0.16%) Apple
15 4 (0.16%) JD Edwards
16 3 (0.12%) DevExpress