The median contractor rate for a .NET Developer was £368 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 24 April 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
24 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 67 79 57
Rank change year-on-year +12 -22  
Contract jobs requiring a .NET Developer 1447 1471 1910
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 3.13% 2.63% 3.36%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.30% 2.77% 3.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 1084 1104 1340
Median daily rate £368 £363 £345
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.37% +5.07%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year +3.70% +3.84%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 8 17
Median hourly rate £43.00 £39.75 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.17% +13.57%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.35 £20.14 £21.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.10 £67.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.00 £39.75 £35.00
% change year-on-year +8.17% +13.57%  

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 43793 53164 53820
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.58% 95.11% 94.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 28457 34706 32620
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £263 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1456 1552 2147
Median hourly rate £18.00 £18.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +2.85%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.50 £16.60
% change year-on-year -5.40% +11.44%  

.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 24 April 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 24 April 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 24 April 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 +9 1346 £375 - 894
London +3 526 £475 +11.76% 239
South East +25 285 £350 - 167
Yorkshire +28 111 £330 +1.53% 81
South West -7 100 £365 +4.28% 60
North West +41 91 £325 - 111
City of London +4 91 £425 +7.86% 44
West Yorkshire +30 71 £330 +1.53% 47
Leeds +38 67 £330 +1.53% 29
West Midlands -7 65 £325 -7.14% 75
East Midlands -4 64 £300 +7.14% 61
East of England -20 60 £350 - 90
Scotland +60 58 £350 +11.11% 29
Kent +8 54 £345 +2.22% 16
Manchester +32 53 £335 +7.20% 53
Hampshire +38 50 £348 -0.71% 42
Surrey +13 49 £413 +9.27% 28
North East +21 42 £345 +9.09% 10
Oxfordshire +23 37 £350 +7.69% 27
Glasgow +17 35 £350 +9.37% 12
Bristol +4 30 £375 +7.14% 17
Oxford +22 29 £350 +16.66% 12
Berkshire +17 29 £400 -4.76% 13
Tyne and Wear +10 27 £350 +10.67% 7
West Sussex +20 26 £395 +19.69% 19
East Sussex -5 26 £340 -9.33% 6
Nottinghamshire +21 25 £343 +5.38% 25
Hertfordshire +15 24 £325 -5.79% 30
Newcastle upon Tyne +8 22 £365 +12.30% 4
Leicestershire +1 21 £290 +5.45% 13

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

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 2745 (100.00%) .NET
2 2385 (86.89%) C#
3 1477 (53.81%) MVC
4 1439 (52.42%) ASP.NET
5 1310 (47.72%) SQL Server
6 1187 (43.24%) Agile Software Development
7 1153 (42.00%) JavaScript
8 970 (35.34%) SQL
9 849 (30.93%) HTML
10 755 (27.50%) CSS
11 735 (26.78%) ASP.NET MVC
12 729 (26.56%) AngularJS
13 720 (26.23%) TDD
14 698 (25.43%) .NET Framework
15 657 (23.93%) Microsoft
16 608 (22.15%) ASP.NET Web API
17 509 (18.54%) jQuery
18 472 (17.19%) Entity Framework
19 426 (15.52%) Scrum
20 418 (15.23%) Web Services
21 412 (15.01%) Finance
22 408 (14.86%) WCF
23 352 (12.82%) Microsoft Azure
24 347 (12.64%) Team Foundation Server
25 313 (11.40%) HTML5
26 281 (10.24%) WPF
27 276 (10.05%) Visual Studio
28 254 (9.25%) Greenfield Project
29 249 (9.07%) OO
30 248 (9.03%) Continuous Integration

.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
1 172 (6.27%) CMS
2 99 (3.61%) IIS
3 92 (3.35%) SharePoint
4 84 (3.06%) Sitecore CMS
5 68 (2.48%) Umbraco
6 53 (1.93%) EPiServer
7 35 (1.28%) Elasticsearch
8 27 (0.98%) NServiceBus
9 18 (0.66%) BizTalk Server
10 14 (0.51%) Apache Solr
11 12 (0.44%) Confluence
11 12 (0.44%) SharePoint 2013
12 10 (0.36%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 8 (0.29%) DNN
13 8 (0.29%) WebSphere
14 7 (0.26%) Kentico
14 7 (0.26%) Sitefinity
15 6 (0.22%) Drupal
15 6 (0.22%) Oracle Workflow
15 6 (0.22%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 57 (2.08%) Microsoft Excel
2 26 (0.95%) Microsoft Office
3 13 (0.47%) Spreadsheet
4 8 (0.29%) Microsoft Project
5 4 (0.15%) MS Visio
6 3 (0.11%) Chatbot
6 3 (0.11%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.036%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.036%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.036%) CATIA
Business Applications
1 55 (2.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 22 (0.80%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 16 (0.58%) Dynamics AX
4 15 (0.55%) RMDS
5 3 (0.11%) Magento
6 2 (0.073%) Bloomberg AIM
6 2 (0.073%) Dynamics NAV
6 2 (0.073%) Endur
6 2 (0.073%) ION MarketView
6 2 (0.073%) Sage 50
6 2 (0.073%) SDL Web 8
6 2 (0.073%) SunGard GMI
6 2 (0.073%) thinkFolio
7 1 (0.036%) BPCS
7 1 (0.036%) Eloqua
7 1 (0.036%) nopCommerce
7 1 (0.036%) Payment Gateway
7 1 (0.036%) Shopify
7 1 (0.036%) Teamcenter
7 1 (0.036%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 352 (12.82%) Microsoft Azure
2 130 (4.74%) Amazon AWS
3 38 (1.38%) PaaS
4 31 (1.13%) SaaS
5 26 (0.95%) GitHub
6 22 (0.80%) Amazon EC2
7 19 (0.69%) IaaS
8 17 (0.62%) Office 365
9 13 (0.47%) Amazon S3
10 9 (0.33%) Google Cloud Platform
11 7 (0.26%) AWS Lambda
11 7 (0.26%) Cloud Computing
12 6 (0.22%) AWS CloudFormation
13 4 (0.15%) Amazon SQS
13 4 (0.15%) Route 53
14 2 (0.073%) Amazon Kinesis
14 2 (0.073%) Data Lake Analytics
14 2 (0.073%) Google Analytics
14 2 (0.073%) OpenShift
14 2 (0.073%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 33 (1.20%) Internet
2 18 (0.66%) HTTP
3 12 (0.44%) AMQP
3 12 (0.44%) Intranet
4 9 (0.33%) TCP/IP
5 6 (0.22%) Extranet
5 6 (0.22%) FTP
5 6 (0.22%) Skype
6 5 (0.18%) DNS
7 4 (0.15%) Firewall
7 4 (0.15%) HTTPS
7 4 (0.15%) IP Telephony
7 4 (0.15%) Multicast
7 4 (0.15%) Wireshark
8 3 (0.11%) LDAP
8 3 (0.11%) SMTP
8 3 (0.11%) SSL
8 3 (0.11%) Wi-Fi
9 2 (0.073%) IMAP
9 2 (0.073%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1310 (47.72%) SQL Server
2 179 (6.52%) SQL Server 2008
3 160 (5.83%) SQL Server 2012
4 136 (4.95%) NoSQL
5 111 (4.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 100 (3.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 71 (2.59%) Relational Database
8 68 (2.48%) MongoDB
9 51 (1.86%) SQL Server 2005
10 48 (1.75%) SQL Server 2014
11 45 (1.64%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 38 (1.38%) Oracle Database
13 36 (1.31%) Azure SQL Database
14 34 (1.24%) MySQL
15 29 (1.06%) SQL Server 2016
16 28 (1.02%) RDBMS
17 26 (0.95%) Redis
18 24 (0.87%) Big Data
19 22 (0.80%) Amazon DynamoDB
20 20 (0.73%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 347 (12.64%) Team Foundation Server
2 276 (10.05%) Visual Studio
3 199 (7.25%) Git (software)
4 115 (4.19%) TeamCity
5 113 (4.12%) NUnit
6 96 (3.50%) Octopus Deploy
7 61 (2.22%) Subversion
8 59 (2.15%) JIRA
9 50 (1.82%) Moq
10 43 (1.57%) SpecFlow
11 42 (1.53%) ReSharper
12 39 (1.42%) MSBuild
13 38 (1.38%) Selenium
14 37 (1.35%) Jenkins
15 35 (1.28%) MSTest
16 29 (1.06%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 28 (1.02%) Visual Studio Team System
18 26 (0.95%) Grunt
19 22 (0.80%) gulp
20 19 (0.69%) Jasmine
General
1 412 (15.01%) Finance
2 193 (7.03%) Banking
3 93 (3.39%) Front Office
4 78 (2.84%) Advertising
5 72 (2.62%) Investment Banking
6 60 (2.19%) Retail
7 54 (1.97%) Marketing
8 44 (1.60%) Back Office
9 36 (1.31%) Financial Institution
10 33 (1.20%) Manufacturing
11 32 (1.17%) Telecoms
12 26 (0.95%) Electronics
13 16 (0.58%) Publishing
14 12 (0.44%) Automotive
15 11 (0.40%) Legal
16 9 (0.33%) Games
17 7 (0.26%) Law
18 6 (0.22%) Pharmaceutical
19 5 (0.18%) German Language
20 4 (0.15%) Private Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2745 (100.00%) .NET
2 1439 (52.42%) ASP.NET
3 849 (30.93%) HTML
4 755 (27.50%) CSS
5 735 (26.78%) ASP.NET MVC
6 729 (26.56%) AngularJS
7 698 (25.43%) .NET Framework
8 608 (22.15%) ASP.NET Web API
9 509 (18.54%) jQuery
10 472 (17.19%) Entity Framework
11 418 (15.23%) Web Services
12 408 (14.86%) WCF
13 313 (11.40%) HTML5
14 281 (10.24%) WPF
15 240 (8.74%) XML
16 232 (8.45%) REST
17 165 (6.01%) Twitter Bootstrap
18 149 (5.43%) LINQ
19 143 (5.21%) CSS3
20 138 (5.03%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 254 (9.25%) Greenfield Project
2 131 (4.77%) Analytical Skills
3 85 (3.10%) User Experience
4 64 (2.33%) Fixed Income
4 64 (2.33%) Mobile App
5 61 (2.22%) Algorithms
6 51 (1.86%) Computer Science
7 43 (1.57%) Fintech
8 29 (1.06%) Client/Server
8 29 (1.06%) Derivative
9 28 (1.02%) N-Tier
10 25 (0.91%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 24 (0.87%) Enterprise Software
11 24 (0.87%) Equities
12 17 (0.62%) Hedge funds
12 17 (0.62%) Virtual Team
13 15 (0.55%) iPad
14 13 (0.47%) Blog
14 13 (0.47%) NHS
15 12 (0.44%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 227 (8.27%) Windows
2 30 (1.09%) Apple iOS
2 30 (1.09%) Windows Server
3 25 (0.91%) Android
4 24 (0.87%) Linux
5 8 (0.29%) Unix
6 5 (0.18%) Windows 10
7 4 (0.15%) Windows 8
7 4 (0.15%) Windows Phone
7 4 (0.15%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (0.15%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (0.11%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (0.073%) Mac OS
9 2 (0.073%) Windows Mobile
9 2 (0.073%) Windows XP
10 1 (0.036%) MVS
10 1 (0.036%) OpenVMS
10 1 (0.036%) VMS
10 1 (0.036%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.036%) Windows Phone 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 1477 (53.81%) MVC
2 1187 (43.24%) Agile Software Development
3 720 (26.23%) TDD
4 426 (15.52%) Scrum
5 249 (9.07%) OO
6 248 (9.03%) Continuous Integration
7 244 (8.89%) Web Development
8 235 (8.56%) BDD
9 212 (7.72%) Unit Testing
10 201 (7.32%) SOLID
11 200 (7.29%) E-Commerce
12 160 (5.83%) Software Engineering
13 142 (5.17%) MVVM
14 141 (5.14%) SDLC
15 131 (4.77%) SOA
16 120 (4.37%) DevOps
16 120 (4.37%) Multithreading
17 109 (3.97%) Front End Development
18 105 (3.83%) Microservices
19 103 (3.75%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 2385 (86.89%) C#
2 1153 (42.00%) JavaScript
3 970 (35.34%) SQL
4 241 (8.78%) VB.NET
5 231 (8.42%) T-SQL
6 94 (3.42%) VB
7 85 (3.10%) Java
8 83 (3.02%) TypeScript
9 57 (2.08%) PowerShell
10 44 (1.60%) C++
10 44 (1.60%) VBA
11 38 (1.38%) XAML
12 35 (1.28%) Python
13 31 (1.13%) VB6
14 23 (0.84%) Ruby
15 19 (0.69%) PL/SQL
16 17 (0.62%) C
17 14 (0.51%) ES6
17 14 (0.51%) PHP
18 12 (0.44%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 90 (3.28%) Degree
2 66 (2.40%) Security Cleared
3 42 (1.53%) SC Cleared
4 11 (0.40%) Microsoft Certification
5 7 (0.26%) CTC Cleared
5 7 (0.26%) DV Cleared
6 6 (0.22%) HNC
6 6 (0.22%) HND
7 4 (0.15%) BPSS Clearance
8 3 (0.11%) MCP
8 3 (0.11%) PMI Certification
8 3 (0.11%) PMP
9 2 (0.073%) ISTQB
9 2 (0.073%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 2 (0.073%) PhD
9 2 (0.073%) Postgraduate
10 1 (0.036%) MCPD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 58 (2.11%) QA
2 8 (0.29%) Disclosure Scotland
3 7 (0.26%) PCI DSS
4 4 (0.15%) Data Quality
4 4 (0.15%) MiFID
5 2 (0.073%) EMIR
5 2 (0.073%) 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 36 (1.31%) Docker
2 16 (0.58%) Active Directory
3 3 (0.11%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (0.073%) Virtual Desktop
5 1 (0.036%) Platform Symphony
5 1 (0.036%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 17 (0.62%) Opscode Chef
2 15 (0.55%) Puppet
3 14 (0.51%) Ansible
4 11 (0.40%) Kibana
5 5 (0.18%) WMI
6 4 (0.15%) Microsoft Clustering
7 3 (0.11%) SCOrch
8 2 (0.073%) Control-M
8 2 (0.073%) HP Fortify
8 2 (0.073%) Rundeck
9 1 (0.036%) CA Single Sign-On
9 1 (0.036%) Failover Clustering
9 1 (0.036%) Galera Cluster
9 1 (0.036%) Kubernetes
9 1 (0.036%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 1 (0.036%) WebSphere Cast Iron
Vendors
1 657 (23.93%) Microsoft
2 212 (7.72%) Oracle
3 129 (4.70%) Sitecore
4 55 (2.00%) Xamarin
5 34 (1.24%) Telerik
6 30 (1.09%) SAP
7 26 (0.95%) Google
8 19 (0.69%) Salesforce.com
9 17 (0.62%) Reuters
9 17 (0.62%) TIBCO
10 15 (0.55%) ION Trading
11 12 (0.44%) Twitter
12 11 (0.40%) DevExpress
12 11 (0.40%) Infragistics
13 10 (0.36%) Atlassian
14 9 (0.33%) Bloomberg
15 8 (0.29%) Apple
16 7 (0.26%) IBM
17 6 (0.22%) Apigee
17 6 (0.22%) Sybase
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Square One Resources
Rate: Up to £425 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
Oscar
Rate: £350 - £425 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £280 - £325 per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
Central London / West End
Lafosse Contractors
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
City, London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £500 - £550 per day + New Tech, Greenfield project
Posted: 12 hours ago
South West
CPS Group UK
Rate: £300 - £325 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Intec Select
Rate: From £450 to £500 per annum
Posted: 19 hours ago
Northern Ireland
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
London
Gravitas Recruitment Group
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
Hertfordshire
Oscar
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 3 days ago
Hampshire
Sopra Steria Recruitment
Rate: £Negotiable/Flexible
Posted: 4 days ago
Doncaster, South Yorkshire
Oscar
Rate: £275 - £325 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Hertfordshire
Oscar
Rate: £200 - £275 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Bromley, Kent
Haysfm
Rate: £200.00 - £250.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
South East London
I4 Recruitment
Rate: £350 - 425 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Norwich, Norfolk
I4 Recruitment
Rate: £350 - 400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Sutton, Surrey
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 3 days ago
Doncaster, South Yorkshire
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Lennon Wright
Rate: From £350 to £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Rate: £320 - £340 per day + Market Rate
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £450 - £500 per day + Flexible working
Posted: 3 days ago
South West
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £320 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Suffolk
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £0.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £550 - £600 per day + Flexible working
Posted: 3 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Oscar
Rate: £275 - £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: From £300 to £350 per day 3 Months initially
Posted: 6 days ago