Period
to 22 October 2017

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 22 October 2017 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
22 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 205 189 162
Rank change year-on-year -16 -27 -13
Contract jobs citing .NET Framework 1295 1522 1720
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.30% 1.44% 1.51%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 4.07% 4.80% 5.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 976 1038 1232
UK median daily rate £375 £375 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.74% +3.82%
10th Percentile £300 £290 £275
90th Percentile £575 £538 £535
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year - +3.70% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 23 24
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -5.88% +13.33%
10th Percentile £24.69 £15.19 £31.85
90th Percentile £47.83 £46.40 £56.53
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.25 £40.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year +3.13% -5.88% +13.33%

.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 31841 31700 31907
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 32.05% 30.07% 27.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 22355 22058 21760
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £313 £299 £275
90th Percentile £625 £588 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 364 369 529
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - +8.70%
10th Percentile £18.15 £13.50 £14.25
90th Percentile £52.50 £51.10 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.50 £36.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +12.50% -4.00% +10.29%

.NET Framework
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for .NET Framework in the UK

.NET Framework
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing .NET Framework.

Contractor daily rate trend for .NET Framework in the UK

.NET Framework
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing .NET Framework over the 6 months to 22 October 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for .NET Framework in the UK

.NET Framework
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing .NET Framework.

Contractor hourly rate trend for .NET Framework in the UK

.NET Framework
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing .NET Framework over the 6 months to 22 October 2017.

Contractor 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 22 October 2017. 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 -15 1178 £375 - 336
UK excluding London -22 787 £350 - 265
London +2 489 £450 +5.88% 85
South East -8 219 £350 - 65
North of England +6 150 £350 - 89
Midlands -10 146 £338 -4.26% 52
South West +6 100 £350 +7.69% 29
North West -8 86 £363 +3.57% 53
East Midlands -3 80 £328 -9.97% 24
East of England -38 70 £356 +3.26% 16
West Midlands -23 66 £350 +2.94% 28
Yorkshire -26 54 £340 - 35
Scotland -12 50 £390 +18.18% 5
Wales +42 39 £373 +0.68% 9
Northern Ireland -36 15 £408 +25.46%
North East +58 10 £340 +4.62% 1

For the 6 months to 22 October 2017, IT contractor jobs citing .NET Framework also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for .NET Framework.

1 1295 (100.00%) .NET
2 1060 (81.85%) C#
3 778 (60.08%) SQL Server
4 726 (56.06%) MVC
5 657 (50.73%) ASP.NET
6 638 (49.27%) Entity Framework
7 607 (46.87%) Agile Software Development
8 601 (46.41%) SQL
9 598 (46.18%) JavaScript
10 479 (36.99%) HTML
11 438 (33.82%) CSS
12 433 (33.44%) Microsoft
13 407 (31.43%) ASP.NET MVC
14 388 (29.96%) AngularJS
15 371 (28.65%) TDD
16 362 (27.95%) ASP.NET Web API
17 304 (23.47%) WCF
18 292 (22.55%) Web Services
19 285 (22.01%) jQuery
20 263 (20.31%) Finance
21 232 (17.92%) Team Foundation Server
22 228 (17.61%) Scrum
23 221 (17.07%) Visual Studio
24 211 (16.29%) Microsoft Azure
25 208 (16.06%) Web Development
26 201 (15.52%) Windows
27 185 (14.29%) T-SQL
28 182 (14.05%) Unit Testing
29 174 (13.44%) LINQ
30 173 (13.36%) HTML5

.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 94 (7.26%) IIS
2 78 (6.02%) CMS
3 69 (5.33%) SharePoint
4 35 (2.70%) NServiceBus
5 25 (1.93%) Confluence
6 24 (1.85%) Sitecore CMS
7 20 (1.54%) Elasticsearch
8 19 (1.47%) BizTalk Server
9 18 (1.39%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 16 (1.24%) Umbraco
11 15 (1.16%) SharePoint 2013
12 13 (1.00%) EPiServer
13 12 (0.93%) SharePoint 2010
14 10 (0.77%) JBoss
15 8 (0.62%) Apache
15 8 (0.62%) Tomcat
16 7 (0.54%) Kentico
17 6 (0.46%) Oracle Coherence
17 6 (0.46%) SharePoint Server
18 5 (0.39%) Sitefinity
Applications
1 47 (3.63%) Microsoft Excel
2 36 (2.78%) Microsoft Office
3 7 (0.54%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 7 (0.54%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.23%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (0.15%) Fireworks
6 1 (0.077%) InfoPath
6 1 (0.077%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 50 (3.86%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.31%) Dynamics AX
2 4 (0.31%) Endur
2 4 (0.31%) RMDS
3 3 (0.23%) Remedy ITSM
3 3 (0.23%) SDL Web 8
4 2 (0.15%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 2 (0.15%) Payment Gateway
5 1 (0.077%) Maximo
5 1 (0.077%) MetaTrader
5 1 (0.077%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.077%) Sage CRM
5 1 (0.077%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 211 (16.29%) Microsoft Azure
2 64 (4.94%) Amazon AWS
3 37 (2.86%) PaaS
4 27 (2.08%) IaaS
5 20 (1.54%) SaaS
6 19 (1.47%) Azure Active Directory
6 19 (1.47%) Office 365
7 18 (1.39%) npm
8 12 (0.93%) Yarn
9 11 (0.85%) GitHub
9 11 (0.85%) Serverless
10 10 (0.77%) AWS Lambda
11 6 (0.46%) Dynamics 365
12 5 (0.39%) Amazon S3
12 5 (0.39%) OneDrive
12 5 (0.39%) Yammer
13 4 (0.31%) Amazon EC2
13 4 (0.31%) Bluemix
13 4 (0.31%) IBM Cloud
14 3 (0.23%) Firebase
Communications & Networking
1 23 (1.78%) Internet
2 20 (1.54%) TCP/IP
3 17 (1.31%) Intranet
4 14 (1.08%) DNS
5 11 (0.85%) LDAP
6 6 (0.46%) DHCP
7 5 (0.39%) Firewall
7 5 (0.39%) HTTP
7 5 (0.39%) LAN
7 5 (0.39%) VLAN
7 5 (0.39%) WAN
7 5 (0.39%) Wi-Fi
8 3 (0.23%) ATM
8 3 (0.23%) CTI
8 3 (0.23%) Ethernet
8 3 (0.23%) IMAP
8 3 (0.23%) PPP
8 3 (0.23%) SMTP
9 2 (0.15%) SSL
9 2 (0.15%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 778 (60.08%) SQL Server
2 108 (8.34%) Relational Database
3 104 (8.03%) SQL Server 2008
4 103 (7.95%) SQL Server 2012
5 96 (7.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 82 (6.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 69 (5.33%) NoSQL
8 53 (4.09%) RDBMS
9 52 (4.02%) MongoDB
10 48 (3.71%) Oracle Database
11 44 (3.40%) Data Warehouse
12 32 (2.47%) SQL Server 2014
12 32 (2.47%) SQL Server 2016
13 29 (2.24%) Oracle Database 11g
14 28 (2.16%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 23 (1.78%) MySQL
16 18 (1.39%) MS Access
17 17 (1.31%) SQL Server 2005
18 16 (1.24%) Oracle9i Database
19 15 (1.16%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 232 (17.92%) Team Foundation Server
2 221 (17.07%) Visual Studio
3 154 (11.89%) Git (software)
4 125 (9.65%) NUnit
5 84 (6.49%) JIRA
6 82 (6.33%) TeamCity
7 67 (5.17%) Subversion
8 56 (4.32%) Jenkins
9 46 (3.55%) MSTest
10 44 (3.40%) ReSharper
11 41 (3.17%) SpecFlow
12 39 (3.01%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 38 (2.93%) Moq
14 35 (2.70%) Visual Studio Team System
15 32 (2.47%) Octopus Deploy
16 25 (1.93%) gulp
17 24 (1.85%) MSBuild
18 23 (1.78%) Selenium
19 20 (1.54%) Maven
20 18 (1.39%) Oracle Forms
General
1 263 (20.31%) Finance
2 121 (9.34%) Banking
3 77 (5.95%) Front Office
4 50 (3.86%) Investment Banking
5 29 (2.24%) Back Office
6 20 (1.54%) Financial Institution
7 18 (1.39%) Marketing
8 16 (1.24%) Advertising
8 16 (1.24%) Manufacturing
9 15 (1.16%) Law
9 15 (1.16%) Retail
10 14 (1.08%) Legal
11 11 (0.85%) Automotive
12 7 (0.54%) Games
12 7 (0.54%) Telecoms
13 6 (0.46%) Private Banking
14 4 (0.31%) Aerospace
15 3 (0.23%) Interactive Media
15 3 (0.23%) Pharmaceutical
15 3 (0.23%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 1077 (83.17%) Developer
2 633 (48.88%) .NET Developer
3 413 (31.89%) C# Developer
4 262 (20.23%) C# .NET Developer
5 143 (11.04%) Senior Developer
6 140 (10.81%) ASP.NET Developer
7 124 (9.58%) SQL Developer
8 118 (9.11%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
9 106 (8.19%) Full Stack Developer
10 96 (7.41%) C# ASP.NET Developer
11 89 (6.87%) Senior .NET Developer
12 80 (6.18%) Web Developer
13 68 (5.25%) Software Developer
14 58 (4.48%) Senior C# Developer
15 48 (3.71%) Architect
16 46 (3.55%) Angular Developer
17 39 (3.01%) Azure Developer
18 37 (2.86%) WPF Developer
19 32 (2.47%) .NET Software Developer
19 32 (2.47%) Senior C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1295 (100.00%) .NET
2 657 (50.73%) ASP.NET
3 638 (49.27%) Entity Framework
4 479 (36.99%) HTML
5 438 (33.82%) CSS
6 407 (31.43%) ASP.NET MVC
7 388 (29.96%) AngularJS
8 362 (27.95%) ASP.NET Web API
9 304 (23.47%) WCF
10 292 (22.55%) Web Services
11 285 (22.01%) jQuery
12 174 (13.44%) LINQ
13 173 (13.36%) HTML5
14 172 (13.28%) XML
15 147 (11.35%) WPF
16 136 (10.50%) RESTful
17 130 (10.04%) JSON
18 124 (9.58%) Twitter Bootstrap
19 120 (9.27%) REST
20 95 (7.34%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 64 (4.94%) Enterprise Software
2 63 (4.86%) Analytical Skills
3 55 (4.25%) Greenfield Project
4 41 (3.17%) Computer Science
5 35 (2.70%) Algorithms
5 35 (2.70%) User Experience
6 33 (2.55%) Mobile App
7 29 (2.24%) Derivative
7 29 (2.24%) Fixed Income
8 26 (2.01%) N-Tier
9 24 (1.85%) NHS
10 23 (1.78%) Fintech
11 22 (1.70%) Market Risk
12 19 (1.47%) Credit Risk
13 16 (1.24%) Equities
14 15 (1.16%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 15 (1.16%) Hedge funds
15 11 (0.85%) Equity Derivative
16 8 (0.62%) Data Centre
16 8 (0.62%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 201 (15.52%) Windows
2 56 (4.32%) Windows Server
3 25 (1.93%) Linux
3 25 (1.93%) Unix
4 19 (1.47%) Apple iOS
5 15 (1.16%) Android
6 9 (0.69%) Windows Server 2008
6 9 (0.69%) Windows Server 2012
7 7 (0.54%) Windows 10
8 4 (0.31%) Windows 7
9 3 (0.23%) VMS
10 2 (0.15%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.077%) HPUX
11 1 (0.077%) Solaris
11 1 (0.077%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 726 (56.06%) MVC
2 607 (46.87%) Agile Software Development
3 371 (28.65%) TDD
4 228 (17.61%) Scrum
5 208 (16.06%) Web Development
6 182 (14.05%) Unit Testing
7 161 (12.43%) Continuous Integration
8 136 (10.50%) Test Automation
9 133 (10.27%) OO
10 122 (9.42%) SDLC
11 113 (8.73%) BDD
12 108 (8.34%) SOLID
13 107 (8.26%) OOP
14 104 (8.03%) SOA
15 103 (7.95%) MVVM
16 91 (7.03%) Software Engineering
17 75 (5.79%) Dependency Injection
18 63 (4.86%) DevOps
18 63 (4.86%) Migration
19 62 (4.79%) Front End Development
Programming Languages
1 1060 (81.85%) C#
2 601 (46.41%) SQL
3 598 (46.18%) JavaScript
4 185 (14.29%) T-SQL
5 94 (7.26%) VB.NET
6 86 (6.64%) PowerShell
7 79 (6.10%) TypeScript
8 75 (5.79%) Java
9 51 (3.94%) VBA
10 42 (3.24%) C++
10 42 (3.24%) PL/SQL
11 36 (2.78%) VB
12 28 (2.16%) Python
13 23 (1.78%) C
14 22 (1.70%) Ruby
15 19 (1.47%) Shell Script
16 15 (1.16%) VBScript
17 14 (1.08%) PHP
18 13 (1.00%) XAML
19 12 (0.93%) Perl
Qualifications
1 74 (5.71%) Degree
2 48 (3.71%) Security Cleared
3 16 (1.24%) Microsoft Certification
4 15 (1.16%) SC Cleared
5 14 (1.08%) Computer Science Degree
6 13 (1.00%) DV Cleared
7 6 (0.46%) Master's Degree
8 4 (0.31%) BPSS Clearance
8 4 (0.31%) MCTS
9 3 (0.23%) ISEB
9 3 (0.23%) ITIL Certification
9 3 (0.23%) MCSD
10 2 (0.15%) ISTQB
10 2 (0.15%) MCP
10 2 (0.15%) Numerate Degree
10 2 (0.15%) PMI Certification
10 2 (0.15%) PMP
11 1 (0.077%) MCITP
11 1 (0.077%) MCSA
11 1 (0.077%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 52 (4.02%) QA
2 9 (0.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 7 (0.54%) MiFID
4 6 (0.46%) GAAP
5 5 (0.39%) COBIT
5 5 (0.39%) PCI DSS
6 4 (0.31%) Disclosure Scotland
7 3 (0.23%) SLA
8 2 (0.15%) EMIR
8 2 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 2 (0.15%) Solvency II
9 1 (0.077%) Data Quality
9 1 (0.077%) Government Security Classifications
9 1 (0.077%) GxP
9 1 (0.077%) HL7
9 1 (0.077%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 1 (0.077%) IFRS
9 1 (0.077%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.077%) PMO
System Software
1 49 (3.78%) Active Directory
2 23 (1.78%) Docker
3 12 (0.93%) Virtual Machines
4 5 (0.39%) UAG
4 5 (0.39%) VMware ESXi
4 5 (0.39%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (0.23%) Cronacle
6 1 (0.077%) RACF
6 1 (0.077%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 14 (1.08%) Control-M
2 13 (1.00%) Kubernetes
3 11 (0.85%) Ansible
4 9 (0.69%) Opscode Chef
4 9 (0.69%) SCOrch
5 7 (0.54%) Puppet
6 4 (0.31%) PowerCLI
7 3 (0.23%) HP Quality Center
7 3 (0.23%) Mesos
7 3 (0.23%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 2 (0.15%) MOM
8 2 (0.15%) Oozie
8 2 (0.15%) Terraform
9 1 (0.077%) BladeLogic
9 1 (0.077%) CA Single Sign-On
9 1 (0.077%) Consul
9 1 (0.077%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 1 (0.077%) Packer
Vendors
1 433 (33.44%) Microsoft
2 140 (10.81%) Oracle
3 31 (2.39%) Sitecore
4 22 (1.70%) DevExpress
5 21 (1.62%) Atlassian
6 20 (1.54%) Xamarin
7 19 (1.47%) Google
8 16 (1.24%) Telerik
9 13 (1.00%) Infragistics
10 11 (0.85%) Sybase
11 9 (0.69%) Remedy
12 8 (0.62%) IBM
12 8 (0.62%) Perforce
12 8 (0.62%) Syncfusion
12 8 (0.62%) TIBCO
12 8 (0.62%) VMware
13 6 (0.46%) Reuters
13 6 (0.46%) SAP
13 6 (0.46%) ServiceNow
14 5 (0.39%) Apple