Period
to 21 February 2020

The median contractor rate for a .NET Developer was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 21 February 2020.

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
21 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 86 78 86
Rank change year-on-year -8 +8 -9
Contract jobs requiring a .NET Developer 1,793 3,117 2,862
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.62% 3.14% 2.82%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.79% 3.32% 2.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,372 2,553 2,274
UK median daily rate £425 £430 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.16% +7.50% +6.67%
10th Percentile £313 £313 £300
90th Percentile £550 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £356
% change year-on-year - +12.28% +1.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 18 12
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £51.00 £46.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.57% +10.87% +38.35%
10th Percentile £33.75 £19.23 £42.65
90th Percentile £44.50 £59.31 £173.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £50.00 £45.50
% change year-on-year -20.00% +9.89% +21.33%

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 64,265 93,832 96,387
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.89% 94.67% 94.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 41,508 62,138 64,006
UK median daily rate £450 £460 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.17% +2.22% +5.88%
10th Percentile £238 £271 £263
90th Percentile £650 £644 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,575 2,933 2,864
UK median hourly rate £19.25 £18.70 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.94% - +3.89%
10th Percentile £11.57 £11.00 £10.94
90th Percentile £51.75 £49.45 £48.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +2.86% - -

.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 21 February 2020.

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 21 February 2020.

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 21 February 2020. 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 -9 1,631 £425 -5.56% 1,381
UK excluding London -5 1,144 £400 - 1,123
London -28 623 £495 -1.00% 376
South East +1 327 £400 -5.88% 285
North of England -8 301 £399 +6.33% 358
North West -2 170 £400 +6.67% 209
South West -9 152 £423 +5.63% 92
Midlands 0 147 £375 -5.06% 178
Yorkshire +3 116 £375 +2.74% 130
Scotland +20 110 £400 +9.59% 65
East Midlands +43 91 £350 -6.67% 101
East of England +26 77 £450 +12.50% 92
West Midlands -43 56 £413 +3.13% 77
Wales -24 21 £350 -12.50% 32
North East +5 15 £400 -11.11% 19
Northern Ireland +10 9 £400 +14.29% 19
Channel Islands - 1 £425 - 1

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

For the 6 months to 21 February 2020, .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 1,793 (100.00%) .NET
2 1,473 (82.15%) C#
3 738 (41.16%) Azure
4 715 (39.88%) Agile Software Development
5 697 (38.87%) SQL Server
6 666 (37.14%) MVC
7 663 (36.98%) ASP.NET
8 658 (36.70%) JavaScript
9 643 (35.86%) SQL
10 551 (30.73%) .NET Core
11 500 (27.89%) AngularJS
12 448 (24.99%) .NET Framework
13 411 (22.92%) TDD
14 399 (22.25%) HTML
15 360 (20.08%) CSS
16 355 (19.80%) Microsoft
17 349 (19.46%) ASP.NET Web API
18 283 (15.78%) Finance
19 279 (15.56%) Microservices
20 268 (14.95%) Scrum
20 268 (14.95%) ASP.NET MVC
21 258 (14.39%) React
22 237 (13.22%) Entity Framework
23 221 (12.33%) DevOps
24 217 (12.10%) Web Services
25 205 (11.43%) Git (software)
26 198 (11.04%) AWS
27 175 (9.76%) jQuery
28 161 (8.98%) Unit Testing
29 160 (8.92%) RESTful

.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 50 (2.79%) Umbraco
2 37 (2.06%) CMS
3 33 (1.84%) IIS
4 29 (1.62%) Confluence
5 26 (1.45%) SharePoint
6 19 (1.06%) Elasticsearch
7 14 (0.78%) Sitecore CMS
8 10 (0.56%) Cloud Foundry
9 9 (0.50%) EPiServer
10 7 (0.39%) Kentico
10 7 (0.39%) NServiceBus
11 5 (0.28%) Apache
11 5 (0.28%) JBoss
11 5 (0.28%) WebLogic
12 4 (0.22%) Headless CMS
12 4 (0.22%) Oracle Workflow
13 3 (0.17%) BizTalk Server
13 3 (0.17%) SharePoint Server
14 2 (0.11%) ArcGIS
14 2 (0.11%) DNN
Applications
1 24 (1.34%) MS Visio
2 22 (1.23%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (0.22%) Microsoft Office
4 2 (0.11%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.056%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.056%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 9 (0.50%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.17%) Payment Gateway
3 2 (0.11%) FINCAD Analytics
3 2 (0.11%) R3 Corda
4 1 (0.056%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.056%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.056%) Eloqua
4 1 (0.056%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.056%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 738 (41.16%) Azure
2 198 (11.04%) AWS
3 83 (4.63%) Serverless
4 56 (3.12%) Azure Functions
5 47 (2.62%) PaaS
6 43 (2.40%) Azure Active Directory
7 37 (2.06%) GitHub
8 35 (1.95%) SaaS
9 14 (0.78%) AWS Lambda
9 14 (0.78%) Azure Data Factory
10 13 (0.73%) Power Platform
11 12 (0.67%) GCP
12 11 (0.61%) OpenShift
13 9 (0.50%) Cloud Computing
13 9 (0.50%) Office 365
14 8 (0.45%) Azure Stack
15 7 (0.39%) Dynamics 365
15 7 (0.39%) IaaS
15 7 (0.39%) npm
15 7 (0.39%) NuGet
Communications & Networking
1 10 (0.56%) AMQP
2 9 (0.50%) HTTP
3 5 (0.28%) TCP/IP
4 4 (0.22%) DHCP
4 4 (0.22%) Network Security
5 3 (0.17%) DNS
6 2 (0.11%) Internet
6 2 (0.11%) Intranet
6 2 (0.11%) Skype
6 2 (0.11%) SNMP
6 2 (0.11%) VoIP
7 1 (0.056%) Extranet
7 1 (0.056%) SMS
7 1 (0.056%) SSL
7 1 (0.056%) WAN
7 1 (0.056%) WEP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 697 (38.87%) SQL Server
2 105 (5.86%) NoSQL
3 86 (4.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 81 (4.52%) MongoDB
5 73 (4.07%) Azure SQL Database
6 59 (3.29%) Relational Database
7 53 (2.96%) MySQL
8 50 (2.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 45 (2.51%) Redis
10 40 (2.23%) Cosmos DB
11 33 (1.84%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 25 (1.39%) SQL Server 2016
13 24 (1.34%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 24 (1.34%) PostgreSQL
13 24 (1.34%) SQL Server 2008
14 20 (1.12%) SQL Server 2012
15 18 (1.00%) RDBMS
15 18 (1.00%) SQL Server 2014
16 17 (0.95%) Data Lake
17 15 (0.84%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 205 (11.43%) Git (software)
2 144 (8.03%) Team Foundation Server
3 129 (7.19%) Visual Studio
4 110 (6.13%) TeamCity
5 106 (5.91%) Octopus Deploy
6 91 (5.08%) NUnit
7 81 (4.52%) JIRA
8 53 (2.96%) Visual Studio Team System
9 48 (2.68%) Moq
10 43 (2.40%) Jenkins
10 43 (2.40%) SpecFlow
11 35 (1.95%) Selenium
12 24 (1.34%) MSBuild
13 20 (1.12%) Subversion
14 19 (1.06%) webpack
15 17 (0.95%) ReSharper
16 15 (0.84%) MSTest
17 13 (0.73%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 13 (0.73%) gulp
17 13 (0.73%) Jasmine
General
1 283 (15.78%) Finance
2 92 (5.13%) Public Sector
3 76 (4.24%) Banking
4 65 (3.63%) Front Office
5 55 (3.07%) Retail
6 38 (2.12%) Law
7 22 (1.23%) Back Office
8 19 (1.06%) Marketing
9 16 (0.89%) Financial Institution
10 15 (0.84%) Publishing
11 14 (0.78%) Investment Banking
12 12 (0.67%) Telecoms
13 10 (0.56%) Manufacturing
14 7 (0.39%) Electronics
15 5 (0.28%) Games
16 4 (0.22%) Pharmaceutical
17 3 (0.17%) Advertising
17 3 (0.17%) Police
18 2 (0.11%) Aerospace
18 2 (0.11%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,793 (100.00%) .NET
2 663 (36.98%) ASP.NET
3 551 (30.73%) .NET Core
4 500 (27.89%) AngularJS
5 448 (24.99%) .NET Framework
6 399 (22.25%) HTML
7 360 (20.08%) CSS
8 349 (19.46%) ASP.NET Web API
9 268 (14.95%) ASP.NET MVC
10 258 (14.39%) React
11 237 (13.22%) Entity Framework
12 217 (12.10%) Web Services
13 175 (9.76%) jQuery
14 160 (8.92%) RESTful
15 112 (6.25%) HTML5
16 105 (5.86%) REST
17 103 (5.74%) ASP.NET Core
17 103 (5.74%) WCF
18 101 (5.63%) Twitter Bootstrap
19 86 (4.80%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 160 (8.92%) Greenfield Project
2 90 (5.02%) Analytical Skills
3 70 (3.90%) Enterprise Software
4 32 (1.78%) User Experience
5 26 (1.45%) Mobile App
6 25 (1.39%) Cloud Native
7 16 (0.89%) Self-Motivation
8 15 (0.84%) Derivative
9 14 (0.78%) Hedge funds
10 12 (0.67%) Fixed Income
11 11 (0.61%) Algorithms
11 11 (0.61%) Data Structures
11 11 (0.61%) EPoS
11 11 (0.61%) N-Tier
11 11 (0.61%) W3C
12 9 (0.50%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 9 (0.50%) NHS
13 8 (0.45%) Virtual Team
14 6 (0.33%) Data Centre
14 6 (0.33%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 90 (5.02%) Windows
2 25 (1.39%) Android
3 19 (1.06%) Apple iOS
3 19 (1.06%) Linux
4 16 (0.89%) Windows Server
5 11 (0.61%) Unix
6 4 (0.22%) VMS
7 3 (0.17%) Mac OS
7 3 (0.17%) MVS
8 2 (0.11%) DC/OS
9 1 (0.056%) CentOS
9 1 (0.056%) OS/2
9 1 (0.056%) OS/390
9 1 (0.056%) OS/400
9 1 (0.056%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.056%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 715 (39.88%) Agile Software Development
2 666 (37.14%) MVC
3 411 (22.92%) TDD
4 279 (15.56%) Microservices
5 268 (14.95%) Scrum
6 221 (12.33%) DevOps
7 161 (8.98%) Unit Testing
8 156 (8.70%) BDD
9 148 (8.25%) SOLID
10 140 (7.81%) Continuous Integration
11 132 (7.36%) OO
12 126 (7.03%) Web Development
13 117 (6.53%) Test Automation
14 112 (6.25%) Software Engineering
15 103 (5.74%) Problem-Solving
16 100 (5.58%) Kanban
17 82 (4.57%) E-Commerce
18 68 (3.79%) SDLC
19 58 (3.23%) MVVM
20 56 (3.12%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 1,473 (82.15%) C#
2 658 (36.70%) JavaScript
3 643 (35.86%) SQL
4 139 (7.75%) T-SQL
5 93 (5.19%) TypeScript
6 81 (4.52%) VB.NET
7 61 (3.40%) Java
8 59 (3.29%) PowerShell
9 48 (2.68%) VBA
10 38 (2.12%) F#
11 32 (1.78%) C++
12 28 (1.56%) VB
13 27 (1.51%) Python
14 23 (1.28%) C
14 23 (1.28%) PL/SQL
15 15 (0.84%) VB6
16 9 (0.50%) XAML
17 7 (0.39%) PHP
17 7 (0.39%) Ruby
18 5 (0.28%) Go
Qualifications
1 94 (5.24%) Security Cleared
2 80 (4.46%) SC Cleared
3 50 (2.79%) Degree
4 26 (1.45%) Computer Science Degree
5 14 (0.78%) Microsoft Certification
6 11 (0.61%) Numerate Degree
7 10 (0.56%) MCSD
8 9 (0.50%) Master's Degree
9 5 (0.28%) DV Cleared
10 3 (0.17%) BPSS Clearance
10 3 (0.17%) DBS Check
10 3 (0.17%) PhD
11 2 (0.11%) MCTS
12 1 (0.056%) BC Cleared
12 1 (0.056%) CISA
12 1 (0.056%) CISM
12 1 (0.056%) CISSP
12 1 (0.056%) HND
12 1 (0.056%) MCP
12 1 (0.056%) MCPD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (2.01%) QA
2 12 (0.67%) WCAG
3 9 (0.50%) MiFID
4 2 (0.11%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (0.11%) GxP
4 2 (0.11%) PMO
5 1 (0.056%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.056%) GDPR
5 1 (0.056%) HL7
5 1 (0.056%) IFRS
5 1 (0.056%) PSD2
5 1 (0.056%) SLA
System Software
1 102 (5.69%) Docker
2 37 (2.06%) Active Directory
3 7 (0.39%) Virtual Machines
4 5 (0.28%) VirtualBox
5 2 (0.11%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.056%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 74 (4.13%) Kubernetes
2 13 (0.73%) MIIS
2 13 (0.73%) Terraform
3 8 (0.45%) Ansible
4 6 (0.33%) Single Sign-On
5 4 (0.22%) Opscode Chef
6 3 (0.17%) Kibana
7 2 (0.11%) WSUS
8 1 (0.056%) cPanel
8 1 (0.056%) Failover Clustering
8 1 (0.056%) HAProxy
8 1 (0.056%) Puppet
Vendors
1 355 (19.80%) Microsoft
2 64 (3.57%) Oracle
3 35 (1.95%) Xamarin
4 25 (1.39%) Google
5 24 (1.34%) Sitecore
6 20 (1.12%) Atlassian
7 14 (0.78%) Telerik
8 13 (0.73%) DevExpress
9 9 (0.50%) SAP
10 6 (0.33%) Databricks
10 6 (0.33%) StreamSets
10 6 (0.33%) webMethods
11 3 (0.17%) Infragistics
11 3 (0.17%) Okta
11 3 (0.17%) Splunk
11 3 (0.17%) Sybase
12 2 (0.11%) Bloomberg
12 2 (0.11%) Meridio
12 2 (0.11%) Salesforce.com
12 2 (0.11%) VMware