Period
to 17 January 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for .NET Framework skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited .NET Framework over the 6 months to 17 January 2021 with a comparison to the 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.

Microsoft .NET Framework
UK
6 months to
17 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 278 221 164
Rank change year-on-year -57 -57 +32
Contract jobs citing .NET Framework 363 875 1,736
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.90% 1.20% 1.75%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.94% 4.00% 5.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 325 656 1,402
Median daily rate £450 £425 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% -5.56% +12.50%
10th Percentile £311 £325 £313
90th Percentile £613 £550 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +14.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 28
Median hourly rate £24.00 £43.50 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -44.83% -3.33% -
10th Percentile £21.80 £41.15 £25.15
90th Percentile £42.80 £47.05 £59.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.00 £43.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year -44.83% -3.33% +5.88%

.NET Framework is in the Software Libraries and Frameworks category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 12,327 21,878 34,010
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 30.43% 30.03% 34.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,669 15,355 24,215
Median daily rate £485 £495 £478
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.02% +3.66% +3.24%
10th Percentile £313 £331 £325
90th Percentile £663 £650 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £440 £425
% change year-on-year -3.41% +3.53% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 144 206 266
Median hourly rate £45.00 £45.00 £41.85
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +7.54% +4.61%
10th Percentile £25.00 £16.73 £17.50
90th Percentile £63.60 £78.75 £60.00
Median hourly rate £46.00 £45.00 £41.92
% change year-on-year +2.22% +7.34% +4.81%

.NET Framework
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing .NET Framework as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for .NET Framework in the UK

.NET Framework
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Daily rate trend for .NET Framework in the UK

.NET Framework
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing .NET Framework over the 6 months to 17 January 2021.

Daily rate histogram for .NET Framework in the UK

.NET Framework
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Hourly rate trend for .NET Framework in the UK

.NET Framework
Hourly Rate Histogram

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing .NET Framework over the 6 months to 17 January 2021.

Hourly rate histogram for .NET Framework in the UK

.NET Framework
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 Framework within the UK over the 6 months to 17 January 2021. 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 -34 304 £455 +7.06% 463
UK excluding London -26 170 £425 +6.25% 391
London -7 156 £550 +15.79% 106
Work from Home -129 87 £450 +5.88% 68
South East +1 39 £460 +8.24% 79
North of England +40 38 £425 +13.33% 108
Midlands +3 35 £344 -5.17% 74
Scotland +26 29 £400 -5.88% 22
South West +55 20 £433 +8.13% 55
North West +45 19 £375 +7.14% 70
East Midlands +2 19 £350 - 23
West Midlands +36 16 £325 -19.94% 51
Yorkshire +15 16 £450 +12.50% 29
East of England +47 7 £325 -18.75% 40
North East +37 3 £425 +41.67% 9
Wales +17 2 £288 -25.81% 7

For the 6 months to 17 January 2021, IT contractor jobs citing .NET Framework also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads with a requirement for .NET Framework.

1 363 (100.00%) .NET
2 262 (72.18%) C#
3 166 (45.73%) SQL
4 161 (44.35%) Azure
5 155 (42.70%) JavaScript
6 151 (41.60%) Agile Software Development
7 135 (37.19%) SQL Server
8 126 (34.71%) .NET Core
9 125 (34.44%) Entity Framework
10 119 (32.78%) DevOps
11 117 (32.23%) CSS
12 111 (30.58%) ASP.NET
13 105 (28.93%) HTML
13 105 (28.93%) MVC
14 90 (24.79%) AngularJS
15 89 (24.52%) Microsoft
16 79 (21.76%) ASP.NET Web API
16 79 (21.76%) Git (software)
17 76 (20.94%) Microservices
18 73 (20.11%) REST
19 71 (19.56%) Test Automation
20 64 (17.63%) jQuery
21 61 (16.80%) React
22 59 (16.25%) PowerShell
23 57 (15.70%) Windows
24 55 (15.15%) Finance
25 52 (14.33%) Web Services
26 51 (14.05%) Visual Studio
26 51 (14.05%) TDD
27 48 (13.22%) Scrum

.NET Framework
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 24 (6.61%) IIS
2 23 (6.34%) SharePoint
3 6 (1.65%) Apache Spark
3 6 (1.65%) BizTalk Server
3 6 (1.65%) Umbraco
4 5 (1.38%) Apache
4 5 (1.38%) nginx
4 5 (1.38%) NServiceBus
4 5 (1.38%) Tomcat
5 4 (1.10%) CMS
6 3 (0.83%) Confluence
6 3 (0.83%) Elasticsearch
6 3 (0.83%) SharePoint 2013
7 2 (0.55%) EPiServer
7 2 (0.55%) JBoss
7 2 (0.55%) Oracle Workflow
7 2 (0.55%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.28%) Kentico
8 1 (0.28%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 8 (2.20%) MS Visio
2 4 (1.10%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.28%) Adobe XD
3 1 (0.28%) Chatbot
3 1 (0.28%) InfoPath
3 1 (0.28%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 6 (1.65%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (1.10%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.83%) Dynamics NAV
3 3 (0.83%) Elite 3E
4 1 (0.28%) Payment Gateway
4 1 (0.28%) Radian6
Cloud Services
1 161 (44.35%) Azure
2 40 (11.02%) PaaS
3 39 (10.74%) AWS
4 19 (5.23%) Serverless
5 16 (4.41%) Logic Apps
6 15 (4.13%) Power Platform
7 14 (3.86%) Azure Data Factory
8 12 (3.31%) Azure Functions
8 12 (3.31%) Cloud Computing
9 11 (3.03%) GitHub
10 8 (2.20%) AWS Lambda
11 7 (1.93%) Dynamics 365
12 6 (1.65%) Amazon EC2
12 6 (1.65%) Amazon EKS
12 6 (1.65%) GCP
12 6 (1.65%) Office 365
12 6 (1.65%) PowerApps
12 6 (1.65%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 5 (1.38%) IaaS
13 5 (1.38%) NuGet
Communications & Networking
1 18 (4.96%) Firewall
2 8 (2.20%) Intranet
3 4 (1.10%) Internet
3 4 (1.10%) SSL
4 3 (0.83%) HTTP
5 2 (0.55%) Broadband
5 2 (0.55%) Skype
5 2 (0.55%) VPN
5 2 (0.55%) Wireless
6 1 (0.28%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (0.28%) DNS
6 1 (0.28%) LAN
6 1 (0.28%) Reverse Proxy
6 1 (0.28%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 135 (37.19%) SQL Server
2 24 (6.61%) Azure SQL Database
3 23 (6.34%) Cosmos DB
4 19 (5.23%) NoSQL
5 16 (4.41%) Relational Database
6 15 (4.13%) PostgreSQL
7 14 (3.86%) Power BI
7 14 (3.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 12 (3.31%) MongoDB
8 12 (3.31%) MySQL
9 9 (2.48%) Data Warehouse
10 8 (2.20%) Redis
10 8 (2.20%) SQL Server 2012
10 8 (2.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 7 (1.93%) Amazon RDS
11 7 (1.93%) Couchbase
12 6 (1.65%) Big Data
12 6 (1.65%) Hadoop
12 6 (1.65%) Oracle Database
12 6 (1.65%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 79 (21.76%) Git (software)
2 51 (14.05%) Visual Studio
3 42 (11.57%) Team Foundation Server
4 39 (10.74%) Jenkins
5 36 (9.92%) NUnit
6 30 (8.26%) TeamCity
7 27 (7.44%) Selenium
8 20 (5.51%) ReSharper
9 16 (4.41%) SpecFlow
10 15 (4.13%) JIRA
11 14 (3.86%) MSTest
11 14 (3.86%) Postman
12 12 (3.31%) MSBuild
12 12 (3.31%) Visual Studio Team System
13 11 (3.03%) JMeter
14 10 (2.75%) Bitbucket
15 9 (2.48%) SoapUI
16 8 (2.20%) Subversion
17 7 (1.93%) Atlassian Bamboo
18 6 (1.65%) Moq
General
1 55 (15.15%) Finance
2 46 (12.67%) Public Sector
3 32 (8.82%) Banking
4 23 (6.34%) Front Office
5 15 (4.13%) Investment Banking
6 9 (2.48%) Back Office
7 8 (2.20%) Marketing
8 7 (1.93%) Telecoms
9 6 (1.65%) Manufacturing
10 5 (1.38%) Electronics
10 5 (1.38%) Pharmaceutical
11 4 (1.10%) Legal
12 2 (0.55%) Law
12 2 (0.55%) Local Government
12 2 (0.55%) Retail
13 1 (0.28%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 251 (69.15%) Developer
2 142 (39.12%) .NET Developer
3 63 (17.36%) C# Developer
4 38 (10.47%) C# .NET Developer
5 37 (10.19%) Full Stack Developer
6 31 (8.54%) Senior Developer
7 27 (7.44%) DevOps Engineer
8 23 (6.34%) Azure Developer
9 20 (5.51%) Azure Engineer
10 19 (5.23%) Senior .NET Developer
10 19 (5.23%) Software Developer
11 15 (4.13%) Applications Developer
12 14 (3.86%) Angular Developer
12 14 (3.86%) Azure DevOps Engineer
13 12 (3.31%) Architect
13 12 (3.31%) WPF Developer
14 11 (3.03%) Senior C# Developer
14 11 (3.03%) Software Engineer
15 10 (2.75%) Azure DevOps
15 10 (2.75%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 363 (100.00%) .NET
2 126 (34.71%) .NET Core
3 125 (34.44%) Entity Framework
4 117 (32.23%) CSS
5 111 (30.58%) ASP.NET
6 105 (28.93%) HTML
7 90 (24.79%) AngularJS
8 79 (21.76%) ASP.NET Web API
9 73 (20.11%) REST
10 64 (17.63%) jQuery
11 61 (16.80%) React
12 52 (14.33%) Web Services
13 41 (11.29%) WCF
14 37 (10.19%) XML
15 36 (9.92%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 35 (9.64%) RESTful
17 31 (8.54%) ASP.NET MVC
18 27 (7.44%) WPF
19 24 (6.61%) JSON
20 23 (6.34%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 23 (6.34%) N-Tier
2 15 (4.13%) Enterprise Cloud
3 14 (3.86%) Analytical Skills
4 11 (3.03%) User Experience
5 9 (2.48%) NHS
6 8 (2.20%) Enterprise Software
7 7 (1.93%) Fixed Income
7 7 (1.93%) Greenfield Project
7 7 (1.93%) Management Information System
8 5 (1.38%) Data Centre
8 5 (1.38%) Self-Motivation
9 4 (1.10%) Mobile App
9 4 (1.10%) Private Cloud
10 3 (0.83%) Cloud Native
10 3 (0.83%) Data Structures
10 3 (0.83%) Derivative
10 3 (0.83%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 3 (0.83%) Virtual Team
11 2 (0.55%) Client/Server
11 2 (0.55%) EFT
Operating Systems
1 57 (15.70%) Windows
2 26 (7.16%) Linux
3 9 (2.48%) Windows Server
4 6 (1.65%) Windows Server 2016
5 5 (1.38%) Android
5 5 (1.38%) Apple iOS
6 4 (1.10%) Windows 10
7 2 (0.55%) AIX
7 2 (0.55%) Solaris
7 2 (0.55%) Ubuntu
7 2 (0.55%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.28%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 151 (41.60%) Agile Software Development
2 119 (32.78%) DevOps
3 105 (28.93%) MVC
4 76 (20.94%) Microservices
5 71 (19.56%) Test Automation
6 51 (14.05%) TDD
7 48 (13.22%) Continuous Integration
7 48 (13.22%) Scrum
8 47 (12.95%) OO
9 42 (11.57%) Unit Testing
10 41 (11.29%) Problem-Solving
11 33 (9.09%) SOLID
12 28 (7.71%) Web Development
13 24 (6.61%) SOA
14 23 (6.34%) Business Intelligence
14 23 (6.34%) Infrastructure as Code
14 23 (6.34%) Mentoring
14 23 (6.34%) Software Engineering
15 22 (6.06%) Continuous Delivery
15 22 (6.06%) Deployment Automation
Programming Languages
1 262 (72.18%) C#
2 166 (45.73%) SQL
3 155 (42.70%) JavaScript
4 59 (16.25%) PowerShell
5 30 (8.26%) Java
6 29 (7.99%) T-SQL
7 26 (7.16%) Python
8 25 (6.89%) TypeScript
9 17 (4.68%) PL/SQL
10 12 (3.31%) VB.NET
11 8 (2.20%) VB
12 6 (1.65%) C
12 6 (1.65%) VBA
12 6 (1.65%) XPath
13 4 (1.10%) C++
13 4 (1.10%) Java 8
13 4 (1.10%) VB6
14 3 (0.83%) ES6
14 3 (0.83%) Shell Script
14 3 (0.83%) XAML
Qualifications
1 20 (5.51%) Security Cleared
2 18 (4.96%) Degree
3 14 (3.86%) SC Cleared
4 9 (2.48%) Computer Science Degree
5 7 (1.93%) Master's Degree
6 6 (1.65%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (0.55%) ISTQB
7 2 (0.55%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 1 (0.28%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.28%) MCPD
8 1 (0.28%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.28%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (5.51%) QA
2 16 (4.41%) NIST
3 4 (1.10%) NCSC
4 2 (0.55%) GDPR
5 1 (0.28%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.28%) Dodd-Frank
5 1 (0.28%) Good Clinical Practice
5 1 (0.28%) WCAG
System Software
1 39 (10.74%) Docker
2 19 (5.23%) Active Directory
3 16 (4.41%) Hyper-V
4 2 (0.55%) VMware NSX
5 1 (0.28%) Firmware
5 1 (0.28%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (0.28%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.28%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (0.28%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 43 (11.85%) Terraform
2 22 (6.06%) Kubernetes
3 15 (4.13%) Ansible
4 3 (0.83%) Microsoft Clustering
4 3 (0.83%) Puppet
5 2 (0.55%) Grafana
5 2 (0.55%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (0.55%) PowerCLI
6 1 (0.28%) AirWatch
6 1 (0.28%) WebSphere Cast Iron
Vendors
1 89 (24.52%) Microsoft
2 26 (7.16%) Oracle
3 13 (3.58%) Google
4 9 (2.48%) Sitecore
5 8 (2.20%) Databricks
6 7 (1.93%) Telerik
7 6 (1.65%) DevExpress
7 6 (1.65%) Xamarin
8 5 (1.38%) SAP
9 4 (1.10%) VMware
10 3 (0.83%) Remedy
10 3 (0.83%) Syncfusion
11 2 (0.55%) Atlassian
11 2 (0.55%) IBM
12 1 (0.28%) Adobe
12 1 (0.28%) Cisco
12 1 (0.28%) Cognizant
12 1 (0.28%) Informatica
12 1 (0.28%) Sage
12 1 (0.28%) Salesforce.com