Period
to 5 April 2020

The median contractor rate for a .NET Developer was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 5 April 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
5 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 90 79 84
Rank change year-on-year -11 +5 -8
Contract jobs requiring a .NET Developer 1,550 2,964 2,999
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 2.52% 3.06% 2.95%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.68% 3.23% 3.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,182 2,512 2,422
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £313 £313 £304
90th Percentile £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £367
% change year-on-year - +9.14% +4.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 15 7
Median hourly rate £35.00 £55.00 £47.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -36.36% +17.02% +41.35%
10th Percentile £32.75 £24.80 £43.40
90th Percentile £42.50 £59.58 £187.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £55.00 £46.00
% change year-on-year -36.36% +19.57% +22.67%

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 57,748 91,776 96,594
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.79% 94.67% 94.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 36,678 60,801 63,657
Median daily rate £460 £463 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.54% +2.78% +5.88%
10th Percentile £228 £275 £263
90th Percentile £650 £650 £630
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £405
% change year-on-year - +4.94% +1.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,484 2,833 2,929
Median hourly rate £20.00 £18.70 £18.64
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.95% +0.35% +0.73%
10th Percentile £11.85 £11.05 £11.00
90th Percentile £52.25 £50.00 £48.00
Median hourly rate £18.90 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +8.00% - -

.NET Developer
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured .NET Developer in the job title as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for .NET Developer in the UK

.NET Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing .NET Developer.

Daily rate trend for .NET Developer in the UK

.NET Developer
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing .NET Developer over the 6 months to 5 April 2020.

Daily rate histogram for .NET Developer in the UK

.NET Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing .NET Developer.

Hourly rate trend for .NET Developer in the UK

.NET Developer
Top 18 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 5 April 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 -7 1,394 £425 -5.56% 862
UK excluding London -8 960 £400 - 678
London -22 564 £490 +0.51% 247
South East -3 266 £400 -7.25% 174
North of England -16 239 £388 +3.33% 221
North West -15 135 £400 +6.67% 116
South West -17 119 £425 +6.25% 59
Midlands -19 116 £375 -6.25% 98
Scotland +17 114 £400 +11.11% 36
Yorkshire -2 92 £368 +0.68% 80
East of England +32 89 £450 +10.09% 62
East Midlands +12 69 £350 -6.67% 44
West Midlands -37 47 £425 +3.03% 54
Work from Home 0 40 £425 +6.25% 91
Wales -15 13 £350 -15.15% 22
North East +16 12 £375 -16.67% 25
Northern Ireland +2 5 £400 +18.52% 5
Channel Islands - 1 £425 -

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

For the 6 months to 5 April 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 1,550 (100.00%) .NET
2 1,271 (82.00%) C#
3 658 (42.45%) Azure
4 629 (40.58%) Agile Software Development
5 589 (38.00%) SQL Server
6 583 (37.61%) JavaScript
7 578 (37.29%) ASP.NET
8 574 (37.03%) SQL
9 549 (35.42%) MVC
10 467 (30.13%) .NET Core
11 426 (27.48%) AngularJS
12 393 (25.35%) .NET Framework
13 368 (23.74%) HTML
14 335 (21.61%) TDD
15 318 (20.52%) CSS
16 293 (18.90%) ASP.NET Web API
17 273 (17.61%) Microsoft
18 260 (16.77%) Finance
19 248 (16.00%) React
20 244 (15.74%) Microservices
21 227 (14.65%) Scrum
22 215 (13.87%) Entity Framework
23 213 (13.74%) Web Services
24 211 (13.61%) ASP.NET MVC
25 208 (13.42%) DevOps
26 189 (12.19%) Git (software)
27 182 (11.74%) AWS
28 151 (9.74%) jQuery
29 141 (9.10%) Greenfield Project
30 139 (8.97%) Unit Testing

.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 41 (2.65%) IIS
2 33 (2.13%) CMS
2 33 (2.13%) Umbraco
3 25 (1.61%) SharePoint
4 21 (1.35%) Elasticsearch
5 18 (1.16%) Confluence
6 13 (0.84%) Sitecore CMS
7 10 (0.65%) Cloud Foundry
8 7 (0.45%) EPiServer
9 5 (0.32%) Apache
9 5 (0.32%) JBoss
9 5 (0.32%) Kentico
9 5 (0.32%) WebLogic
10 4 (0.26%) Headless CMS
11 3 (0.19%) BizTalk Server
11 3 (0.19%) NServiceBus
11 3 (0.19%) SharePoint Server
12 2 (0.13%) DNN
12 2 (0.13%) MS Exchange
12 2 (0.13%) Mule
Applications
1 26 (1.68%) Microsoft Excel
2 13 (0.84%) MS Visio
3 4 (0.26%) Photoshop
4 3 (0.19%) Microsoft Office
5 2 (0.13%) Acrobat
6 1 (0.065%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.065%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.065%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 12 (0.77%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.19%) Payment Gateway
3 2 (0.13%) FINCAD Analytics
3 2 (0.13%) R3 Corda
4 1 (0.065%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.065%) Eloqua
Cloud Services
1 658 (42.45%) Azure
2 182 (11.74%) AWS
3 64 (4.13%) Serverless
4 43 (2.77%) Azure Functions
5 39 (2.52%) PaaS
6 37 (2.39%) SaaS
7 34 (2.19%) GitHub
8 27 (1.74%) Azure Active Directory
9 13 (0.84%) AWS Lambda
10 12 (0.77%) Azure Data Factory
11 11 (0.71%) GCP
12 10 (0.65%) Power Platform
13 9 (0.58%) Dynamics 365
14 8 (0.52%) NuGet
15 7 (0.45%) Azure Stack
15 7 (0.45%) IaaS
15 7 (0.45%) npm
16 6 (0.39%) Cloud Computing
17 5 (0.32%) Data Lake Analytics
17 5 (0.32%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (0.52%) HTTP
2 5 (0.32%) AMQP
2 5 (0.32%) TCP/IP
3 4 (0.26%) DHCP
3 4 (0.26%) Network Security
4 3 (0.19%) DNS
4 3 (0.19%) Internet
5 2 (0.13%) Intranet
5 2 (0.13%) SMS
5 2 (0.13%) SNMP
5 2 (0.13%) VoIP
6 1 (0.065%) Skype
6 1 (0.065%) SSL
6 1 (0.065%) WAN
6 1 (0.065%) WEP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 589 (38.00%) SQL Server
2 91 (5.87%) NoSQL
3 79 (5.10%) MongoDB
4 66 (4.26%) Azure SQL Database
5 59 (3.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 56 (3.61%) MySQL
7 45 (2.90%) Relational Database
8 44 (2.84%) Redis
9 41 (2.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 38 (2.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 33 (2.13%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 29 (1.87%) Cosmos DB
13 22 (1.42%) SQL Server 2008
14 21 (1.35%) PostgreSQL
15 20 (1.29%) SQL Server 2016
16 19 (1.23%) SQL Server 2012
17 18 (1.16%) Data Lake
17 18 (1.16%) RDBMS
18 16 (1.03%) SQL Server 2014
19 14 (0.90%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 189 (12.19%) Git (software)
2 107 (6.90%) Team Foundation Server
3 106 (6.84%) TeamCity
4 98 (6.32%) Visual Studio
5 95 (6.13%) Octopus Deploy
6 62 (4.00%) JIRA
7 53 (3.42%) NUnit
8 45 (2.90%) Visual Studio Team System
9 33 (2.13%) SpecFlow
10 25 (1.61%) Jenkins
11 24 (1.55%) Selenium
12 23 (1.48%) MSBuild
13 22 (1.42%) Moq
14 17 (1.10%) Subversion
14 17 (1.10%) webpack
15 12 (0.77%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 10 (0.65%) Bitbucket
17 8 (0.52%) gulp
18 7 (0.45%) ReSharper
18 7 (0.45%) Visual Studio Code
General
1 260 (16.77%) Finance
2 83 (5.35%) Public Sector
3 80 (5.16%) Front Office
4 67 (4.32%) Banking
5 53 (3.42%) Retail
6 28 (1.81%) Law
7 16 (1.03%) Marketing
8 14 (0.90%) Financial Institution
9 12 (0.77%) Back Office
9 12 (0.77%) Investment Banking
10 9 (0.58%) Publishing
11 5 (0.32%) Manufacturing
11 5 (0.32%) Pharmaceutical
11 5 (0.32%) Telecoms
12 4 (0.26%) Electronics
13 3 (0.19%) Advertising
14 2 (0.13%) Aerospace
14 2 (0.13%) Automotive
14 2 (0.13%) Games
14 2 (0.13%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,550 (100.00%) .NET
2 578 (37.29%) ASP.NET
3 467 (30.13%) .NET Core
4 426 (27.48%) AngularJS
5 393 (25.35%) .NET Framework
6 368 (23.74%) HTML
7 318 (20.52%) CSS
8 293 (18.90%) ASP.NET Web API
9 248 (16.00%) React
10 215 (13.87%) Entity Framework
11 213 (13.74%) Web Services
12 211 (13.61%) ASP.NET MVC
13 151 (9.74%) jQuery
14 130 (8.39%) RESTful
15 108 (6.97%) HTML5
16 95 (6.13%) ASP.NET Core
17 91 (5.87%) WCF
18 86 (5.55%) REST
19 84 (5.42%) Twitter Bootstrap
20 68 (4.39%) Angular 2
Miscellaneous
1 141 (9.10%) Greenfield Project
2 83 (5.35%) Analytical Skills
3 52 (3.35%) Enterprise Software
4 30 (1.94%) User Experience
5 25 (1.61%) Cloud Native
6 21 (1.35%) Fixed Income
7 20 (1.29%) Mobile App
8 15 (0.97%) N-Tier
9 13 (0.84%) Hedge funds
9 13 (0.84%) Self-Motivation
10 12 (0.77%) Derivative
11 10 (0.65%) EPoS
12 9 (0.58%) Virtual Team
13 8 (0.52%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 7 (0.45%) Algorithms
15 6 (0.39%) Data Structures
15 6 (0.39%) NHS
16 4 (0.26%) Client/Server
16 4 (0.26%) Embedded Systems
16 4 (0.26%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 84 (5.42%) Windows
2 26 (1.68%) Windows Server
3 21 (1.35%) Linux
4 19 (1.23%) Android
5 17 (1.10%) Apple iOS
6 11 (0.71%) Unix
7 5 (0.32%) Mac OS
8 4 (0.26%) MVS
8 4 (0.26%) VMS
9 3 (0.19%) Windows Server 2016
10 2 (0.13%) DC/OS
10 2 (0.13%) Windows Server 2008
11 1 (0.065%) CentOS
11 1 (0.065%) OS/2
11 1 (0.065%) OS/390
11 1 (0.065%) OS/400
11 1 (0.065%) Windows 7
11 1 (0.065%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 629 (40.58%) Agile Software Development
2 549 (35.42%) MVC
3 335 (21.61%) TDD
4 244 (15.74%) Microservices
5 227 (14.65%) Scrum
6 208 (13.42%) DevOps
7 139 (8.97%) Unit Testing
8 134 (8.65%) Continuous Integration
9 130 (8.39%) SOLID
10 121 (7.81%) OO
11 115 (7.42%) BDD
12 107 (6.90%) Software Engineering
13 106 (6.84%) Web Development
14 97 (6.26%) Test Automation
15 88 (5.68%) Kanban
16 73 (4.71%) E-Commerce
17 70 (4.52%) Problem-Solving
18 62 (4.00%) Continuous Improvement
19 53 (3.42%) SDLC
20 49 (3.16%) MVVM
Programming Languages
1 1,271 (82.00%) C#
2 583 (37.61%) JavaScript
3 574 (37.03%) SQL
4 137 (8.84%) T-SQL
5 102 (6.58%) TypeScript
6 64 (4.13%) VB.NET
7 58 (3.74%) PowerShell
8 46 (2.97%) VBA
9 42 (2.71%) Java
10 39 (2.52%) F#
11 24 (1.55%) Python
12 23 (1.48%) VB
13 21 (1.35%) C++
14 17 (1.10%) PL/SQL
15 15 (0.97%) C
16 14 (0.90%) XAML
17 9 (0.58%) VB6
18 7 (0.45%) Ruby
19 6 (0.39%) PHP
20 5 (0.32%) Go
Qualifications
1 79 (5.10%) Security Cleared
2 67 (4.32%) SC Cleared
3 46 (2.97%) Degree
4 18 (1.16%) Computer Science Degree
5 15 (0.97%) Microsoft Certification
6 10 (0.65%) MCSD
7 8 (0.52%) Master's Degree
8 7 (0.45%) Numerate Degree
9 4 (0.26%) DBS Check
9 4 (0.26%) DV Cleared
10 2 (0.13%) BPSS Clearance
10 2 (0.13%) MCPD
10 2 (0.13%) MCTS
10 2 (0.13%) PhD
11 1 (0.065%) CISA
11 1 (0.065%) CISM
11 1 (0.065%) CISSP
11 1 (0.065%) HND
11 1 (0.065%) MCAD
11 1 (0.065%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (2.26%) QA
2 4 (0.26%) WCAG
3 3 (0.19%) MiFID
4 2 (0.13%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (0.13%) GDPR
4 2 (0.13%) GxP
4 2 (0.13%) SLA
4 2 (0.13%) Solvency II
5 1 (0.065%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.065%) EMIR
5 1 (0.065%) PMO
System Software
1 91 (5.87%) Docker
2 23 (1.48%) Active Directory
3 6 (0.39%) Virtual Machines
4 5 (0.32%) VirtualBox
5 2 (0.13%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.065%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 71 (4.58%) Kubernetes
2 16 (1.03%) MIIS
3 10 (0.65%) Terraform
4 4 (0.26%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (0.26%) Single Sign-On
5 3 (0.19%) Ansible
5 3 (0.19%) Kibana
6 2 (0.13%) WSUS
7 1 (0.065%) cPanel
Vendors
1 273 (17.61%) Microsoft
2 75 (4.84%) Oracle
3 39 (2.52%) Xamarin
4 24 (1.55%) Google
5 23 (1.48%) Sitecore
6 21 (1.35%) Atlassian
7 13 (0.84%) Telerik
8 7 (0.45%) Cognos
8 7 (0.45%) DevExpress
9 6 (0.39%) SAP
9 6 (0.39%) webMethods
10 4 (0.26%) Databricks
10 4 (0.26%) StreamSets
11 3 (0.19%) Adobe
11 3 (0.19%) Infragistics
11 3 (0.19%) Okta
11 3 (0.19%) Splunk
11 3 (0.19%) Sybase
12 2 (0.13%) BT
12 2 (0.13%) Remedy