The median contractor rate for a .NET Developer was £368 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 30 March 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
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 70 67 58
Rank change year-on-year -3 -9  
Contract jobs requiring a .NET Developer 1425 1512 1757
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 3.13% 2.79% 3.27%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.30% 2.93% 3.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 1066 1140 1214
Median daily rate £368 £363 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.37% +3.57%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £285 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £515 £496
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year +3.70% +3.84%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 13 15
Median hourly rate £33.25 £37.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.33% +7.14%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.45 £20.04 £21.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.35 £64.92 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year - +7.14%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
UK
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 43148 51543 50918
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.77% 95.22% 94.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 28028 33436 30785
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £260 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1488 1586 2043
Median hourly rate £18.00 £18.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.70% +5.71%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.30 £11.25 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -7.89% +11.76%  

.NET Developer
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised that featured .NET Developer in the job title.

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 3 months to 30 March 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 3 months to 30 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for .NET Developer in the UK

.NET Developer
Top 30 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 3 months to 30 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +2 1337 £375 +1.35% 898
London -3 519 £475 +11.76% 228
South East +28 298 £350 - 168
Yorkshire +11 102 £345 +6.15% 82
North West +28 85 £325 - 118
South West -1 84 £325 -7.14% 76
City of London +1 78 £425 +9.53% 42
East Midlands +3 76 £315 +14.54% 70
West Midlands -13 73 £325 -7.14% 56
West Yorkshire +13 69 £350 +7.69% 43
East of England -20 63 £344 -1.78% 87
Leeds +13 61 £350 +7.69% 29
Hampshire +42 53 £313 -9.42% 43
Kent +6 53 £339 +0.37% 12
Scotland +42 51 £350 +6.87% 30
Manchester +19 48 £340 +7.93% 54
Oxfordshire +26 42 £350 +3.70% 25
Surrey +2 42 £413 +5.76% 25
North East +3 41 £350 +7.69% 13
Berkshire +32 36 £400 -3.61% 16
Bristol +10 32 £375 - 31
Glasgow +19 31 £350 +4.86% 10
Nottinghamshire +21 28 £365 +32.72% 26
Oxford - 27 £350 - 8
West Sussex +18 26 £400 +20.30% 18
Hertfordshire +14 26 £325 - 32
Leicestershire -3 26 £290 +5.45% 20
Tyne and Wear -14 25 £345 +6.15% 11
Nottingham +17 24 £368 +13.07% 20
East Sussex -3 23 £328 -12.66% 8

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

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 2775 (100.00%) .NET
2 2398 (86.41%) C#
3 1524 (54.92%) MVC
4 1478 (53.26%) ASP.NET
5 1354 (48.79%) SQL Server
6 1203 (43.35%) JavaScript
7 1182 (42.59%) Agile Software Development
8 955 (34.41%) SQL
9 908 (32.72%) HTML
10 800 (28.83%) CSS
11 771 (27.78%) ASP.NET MVC
12 742 (26.74%) AngularJS
13 724 (26.09%) .NET Framework
14 706 (25.44%) TDD
15 682 (24.58%) Microsoft
16 583 (21.01%) ASP.NET Web API
17 552 (19.89%) jQuery
18 491 (17.69%) Entity Framework
19 438 (15.78%) Scrum
20 411 (14.81%) Finance
21 400 (14.41%) Web Services
22 397 (14.31%) WCF
23 353 (12.72%) Team Foundation Server
24 340 (12.25%) Microsoft Azure
25 315 (11.35%) HTML5
26 288 (10.38%) Visual Studio
27 263 (9.48%) XML
27 263 (9.48%) WPF
28 260 (9.37%) VB.NET
29 259 (9.33%) OO

.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
1 166 (5.98%) CMS
2 110 (3.96%) SharePoint
3 107 (3.86%) IIS
4 82 (2.95%) Umbraco
5 77 (2.77%) Sitecore CMS
6 65 (2.34%) EPiServer
7 26 (0.94%) Elasticsearch
8 25 (0.90%) NServiceBus
9 20 (0.72%) BizTalk Server
10 14 (0.50%) Apache Solr
10 14 (0.50%) SharePoint 2013
11 13 (0.47%) Kentico
12 11 (0.40%) Sitefinity
13 10 (0.36%) DNN
14 8 (0.29%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 8 (0.29%) WebSphere
15 7 (0.25%) Confluence
15 7 (0.25%) Immediacy CMS
15 7 (0.25%) SharePoint 2010
16 6 (0.22%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 182 (6.56%) MS Excel
2 26 (0.94%) MS Office
3 8 (0.29%) MS Project
4 7 (0.25%) Spreadsheet
5 5 (0.18%) Photoshop
6 4 (0.14%) MS Visio
7 3 (0.11%) Adobe Illustrator
8 2 (0.072%) Chatbot
9 1 (0.036%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 1 (0.036%) CATIA
Business Applications
1 48 (1.73%) Dynamics CRM
2 24 (0.86%) Dynamics AX
3 23 (0.83%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 12 (0.43%) RMDS
5 4 (0.14%) Dynamics NAV
6 3 (0.11%) Shopify
7 2 (0.072%) ION MarketView
7 2 (0.072%) Magento
7 2 (0.072%) Sage 50
7 2 (0.072%) SDL Web 8
7 2 (0.072%) thinkFolio
8 1 (0.036%) BPCS
8 1 (0.036%) Eloqua
8 1 (0.036%) Endur
8 1 (0.036%) nopCommerce
8 1 (0.036%) SimCorp Dimension
8 1 (0.036%) Teamcenter
8 1 (0.036%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 340 (12.25%) Microsoft Azure
2 126 (4.54%) Amazon AWS
3 36 (1.30%) PaaS
4 32 (1.15%) SaaS
5 27 (0.97%) GitHub
6 20 (0.72%) IaaS
7 18 (0.65%) Amazon EC2
8 17 (0.61%) Office 365
9 12 (0.43%) Amazon S3
10 8 (0.29%) Boomi
11 7 (0.25%) Cloud Computing
12 6 (0.22%) AWS CloudFormation
12 6 (0.22%) AWS Lambda
12 6 (0.22%) Google Cloud Platform
13 3 (0.11%) Amazon SQS
13 3 (0.11%) Data Lake Analytics
13 3 (0.11%) Route 53
14 2 (0.072%) Amazon Kinesis
14 2 (0.072%) Google Analytics
15 1 (0.036%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 31 (1.12%) Internet
2 21 (0.76%) HTTP
3 15 (0.54%) Intranet
4 12 (0.43%) AMQP
5 9 (0.32%) TCP/IP
6 6 (0.22%) Extranet
6 6 (0.22%) Firewall
6 6 (0.22%) FTP
7 5 (0.18%) Skype
8 4 (0.14%) HTTPS
8 4 (0.14%) IP Telephony
8 4 (0.14%) Multicast
8 4 (0.14%) Wireshark
9 3 (0.11%) DNS
9 3 (0.11%) Kerberos
9 3 (0.11%) SSL
9 3 (0.11%) Wi-Fi
10 2 (0.072%) LDAP
10 2 (0.072%) SMS
10 2 (0.072%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1354 (48.79%) SQL Server
2 206 (7.42%) SQL Server 2008
3 154 (5.55%) SQL Server 2012
4 146 (5.26%) NoSQL
5 123 (4.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 101 (3.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 71 (2.56%) Relational Database
8 65 (2.34%) MongoDB
9 58 (2.09%) SQL Server 2014
10 53 (1.91%) SQL Server 2005
11 46 (1.66%) Oracle Database
12 40 (1.44%) Azure SQL Database
13 39 (1.41%) MySQL
13 39 (1.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 29 (1.05%) SQL Server 2016
15 27 (0.97%) RDBMS
16 26 (0.94%) Redis
17 24 (0.86%) Big Data
18 23 (0.83%) Data Warehouse
18 23 (0.83%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 353 (12.72%) Team Foundation Server
2 288 (10.38%) Visual Studio
3 192 (6.92%) Git (software)
4 133 (4.79%) NUnit
5 113 (4.07%) TeamCity
6 89 (3.21%) Octopus Deploy
7 66 (2.38%) Subversion
8 61 (2.20%) Moq
9 48 (1.73%) JIRA
10 43 (1.55%) Selenium
11 41 (1.48%) SpecFlow
12 40 (1.44%) MSBuild
13 39 (1.41%) ReSharper
14 34 (1.23%) Jenkins
15 33 (1.19%) MSTest
16 30 (1.08%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 30 (1.08%) Grunt
17 29 (1.05%) Visual Studio Team System
18 24 (0.86%) gulp
19 20 (0.72%) Jasmine
General
1 411 (14.81%) Finance
2 183 (6.59%) Banking
3 93 (3.35%) Advertising
4 83 (2.99%) Front Office
5 68 (2.45%) Investment Banking
6 61 (2.20%) Retail
7 58 (2.09%) Marketing
8 55 (1.98%) Back Office
9 37 (1.33%) Manufacturing
10 35 (1.26%) Financial Institution
11 33 (1.19%) Telecoms
12 27 (0.97%) Electronics
13 15 (0.54%) Publishing
14 12 (0.43%) Games
15 11 (0.40%) Automotive
16 7 (0.25%) Legal
16 7 (0.25%) Pharmaceutical
17 5 (0.18%) German Language
18 4 (0.14%) Law
18 4 (0.14%) Private Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2775 (100.00%) .NET
2 1478 (53.26%) ASP.NET
3 908 (32.72%) HTML
4 800 (28.83%) CSS
5 771 (27.78%) ASP.NET MVC
6 742 (26.74%) AngularJS
7 724 (26.09%) .NET Framework
8 583 (21.01%) ASP.NET Web API
9 552 (19.89%) jQuery
10 491 (17.69%) Entity Framework
11 400 (14.41%) Web Services
12 397 (14.31%) WCF
13 315 (11.35%) HTML5
14 263 (9.48%) WPF
14 263 (9.48%) XML
15 224 (8.07%) REST
16 173 (6.23%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 160 (5.77%) LINQ
18 146 (5.26%) Ajax
18 146 (5.26%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 125 (4.50%) Analytical Skills
2 79 (2.85%) Mobile App
3 76 (2.74%) User Experience
4 58 (2.09%) Fixed Income
5 54 (1.95%) Algorithms
6 53 (1.91%) Computer Science
7 43 (1.55%) Fintech
8 33 (1.19%) N-Tier
9 28 (1.01%) Client/Server
10 23 (0.83%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 22 (0.79%) Enterprise Software
12 20 (0.72%) Derivative
13 16 (0.58%) Hedge funds
14 15 (0.54%) Equities
14 15 (0.54%) iPad
15 12 (0.43%) Data Structures
15 12 (0.43%) Virtual Team
16 11 (0.40%) NHS
16 11 (0.40%) Online Banking
17 10 (0.36%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 213 (7.68%) Windows
2 31 (1.12%) Windows Server
3 29 (1.05%) Apple iOS
4 27 (0.97%) Android
5 22 (0.79%) Linux
6 7 (0.25%) Windows Server 2008
7 6 (0.22%) Unix
8 5 (0.18%) Windows 10
8 5 (0.18%) Windows Phone
9 4 (0.14%) Windows 8
9 4 (0.14%) Windows Server 2012
10 3 (0.11%) Windows Phone 8
11 2 (0.072%) Mac OS
11 2 (0.072%) Windows Mobile
11 2 (0.072%) Windows Server 2003
11 2 (0.072%) Windows XP
12 1 (0.036%) MVS
12 1 (0.036%) VMS
12 1 (0.036%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 1524 (54.92%) MVC
2 1182 (42.59%) Agile Software Development
3 706 (25.44%) TDD
4 438 (15.78%) Scrum
5 259 (9.33%) OO
6 256 (9.23%) Web Development
7 254 (9.15%) Continuous Integration
8 232 (8.36%) BDD
9 207 (7.46%) E-Commerce
10 202 (7.28%) Unit Testing
11 198 (7.14%) SOLID
12 149 (5.37%) Software Engineering
13 139 (5.01%) SDLC
14 132 (4.76%) MVVM
15 124 (4.47%) Front End Development
16 120 (4.32%) SOA
17 109 (3.93%) OOP
18 108 (3.89%) DevOps
19 103 (3.71%) Multithreading
20 100 (3.60%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 2398 (86.41%) C#
2 1203 (43.35%) JavaScript
3 955 (34.41%) SQL
4 260 (9.37%) VB.NET
5 219 (7.89%) T-SQL
6 93 (3.35%) VB
7 83 (2.99%) TypeScript
8 76 (2.74%) Java
9 61 (2.20%) PowerShell
10 50 (1.80%) VBA
11 36 (1.30%) C++
12 34 (1.23%) XAML
13 32 (1.15%) VB6
14 29 (1.05%) Python
15 21 (0.76%) Ruby
16 16 (0.58%) PHP
17 15 (0.54%) ES6
17 15 (0.54%) PL/SQL
18 14 (0.50%) C
19 12 (0.43%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 95 (3.42%) Degree
2 66 (2.38%) Security Cleared
3 40 (1.44%) SC Cleared
4 18 (0.65%) Microsoft Certification
5 7 (0.25%) CTC Cleared
6 6 (0.22%) DV Cleared
6 6 (0.22%) HNC
6 6 (0.22%) HND
7 5 (0.18%) BPSS Clearance
7 5 (0.18%) MCAD
7 5 (0.18%) MCSD
7 5 (0.18%) MCTS
8 3 (0.11%) MCP
8 3 (0.11%) PhD
8 3 (0.11%) PMI Certification
8 3 (0.11%) PMP
9 2 (0.072%) ISTQB
9 2 (0.072%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 2 (0.072%) Postgraduate
10 1 (0.036%) MCPD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 62 (2.23%) QA
2 11 (0.40%) Disclosure Scotland
3 6 (0.22%) PCI DSS
4 3 (0.11%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.072%) SDET
6 1 (0.036%) IFRS
6 1 (0.036%) IFRS 9
6 1 (0.036%) ISO 8583
6 1 (0.036%) WCAG
System Software
1 33 (1.19%) Docker
2 14 (0.50%) Active Directory
3 4 (0.14%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.036%) Virtual Desktop
4 1 (0.036%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 19 (0.68%) Opscode Chef
2 18 (0.65%) Puppet
3 16 (0.58%) Ansible
4 9 (0.32%) Kibana
5 5 (0.18%) WMI
6 3 (0.11%) Microsoft Clustering
7 2 (0.072%) CA Single Sign-On
7 2 (0.072%) Control-M
7 2 (0.072%) HP Fortify
7 2 (0.072%) SCOrch
8 1 (0.036%) Failover Clustering
8 1 (0.036%) Galera Cluster
8 1 (0.036%) Kubernetes
8 1 (0.036%) Rundeck
8 1 (0.036%) SCOM
8 1 (0.036%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 1 (0.036%) Terraform
8 1 (0.036%) WebSphere Cast Iron
Vendors
1 682 (24.58%) Microsoft
2 195 (7.03%) Oracle
3 119 (4.29%) Sitecore
4 68 (2.45%) Xamarin
5 37 (1.33%) Telerik
6 33 (1.19%) SAP
7 23 (0.83%) Google
8 18 (0.65%) Salesforce.com
9 17 (0.61%) TIBCO
10 14 (0.50%) DevExpress
11 13 (0.47%) Reuters
12 12 (0.43%) ION Trading
13 11 (0.40%) Twitter
14 9 (0.32%) Bloomberg
15 8 (0.29%) Adobe
15 8 (0.29%) Atlassian
15 8 (0.29%) Dell
16 7 (0.25%) Alterian
16 7 (0.25%) Apple
16 7 (0.25%) IBM
North Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Neg
Posted: 6 hours ago
York, North Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Up to £350 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Up to £350 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £300.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago
City, London
Intec Select
Rate: From £350 to £400 per hour
Posted: 6 hours ago
Essex
Oscar
Rate: £375 - £425 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
Gloucestershire
CPS Group UK
Rate: £350 - £425 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago
London
ninesharp
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 1 hour ago
City, London
Ebury
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £450 - £500 per day + Flexi Working (Some WFH)
Posted: 4 hours ago
North Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Unspecified NEG
Posted: Yesterday
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £600 - £610 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 23 hours ago
Leicestershire
Ampersand Consulting
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Oscar
Rate: £225 - £300 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Sutton, Surrey
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 22 hours ago
London
Austin Fraser
Rate: £400 - £425 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Herefordshire
Oscar
Rate: £250 - £375 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £450 - £500 per day + Flexible working
Posted: Yesterday
South West London
Venturi
Rate: £275.00 - £325 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
Surrey
onezeero.
Rate: £325 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Premier IT
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Leicestershire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £250 - £330 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
UK
Networking People
Rate: £285.40 - £293.79 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Derbyshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £250 - £300 per day, Benefits Remote working
Posted: 3 days ago
Doncaster, South Yorkshire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £180 - £220 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 2 days ago
Worthing, West Sussex
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Rate: £375 - £425 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Premier IT
Rate: £450 - £500 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Involved Solutions Ltd
Rate: £350 - £375 per day
Posted: 3 days ago