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 3 months to 23 May 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
3 months to
23 May 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 170 203 129
Rank change year-on-year +33 -74  
Contract jobs citing .NET Framework 649 671 951
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.45% 1.26% 1.73%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 4.51% 4.48% 6.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 466 491 680
Median daily rate £375 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £535
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £338 £350
% change year-on-year +3.70% -3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 2 17
Median hourly rate £45.00 £31.35 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +43.52% -21.61%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £22.43 £22.18
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £40.27 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.25 £31.35 £42.50
% change year-on-year +31.56% -26.22%  

.NET Framework is in the industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 14390 14975 14859
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 32.10% 28.01% 27.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 9880 10569 9745
Median daily rate £425 £420 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.19% +8.38%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £300 £278
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +2.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 189 179 206
Median hourly rate £42.50 £35.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.42% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.20 £11.00 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £50.00 £47.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £35.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +21.42% -6.66%  

.NET Framework
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing .NET Framework as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

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 3 months to 23 May 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 3 months to 23 May 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for .NET Framework in the UK

.NET Framework
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 Framework within the UK over the 3 months to 23 May 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 +17 563 £363 -3.33% 433
London -41 185 £425 - 97
South East +64 153 £350 - 89
South West +24 52 £350 +7.69% 35
Kent +21 45 £340 +1.49% 4
Scotland +53 42 £375 +7.14% 17
East of England -10 42 £356 +9.61% 44
Yorkshire +33 39 £328 +0.76% 39
North West +17 38 £350 - 56
City of London -18 36 £400 -5.88% 20
Hampshire +37 30 £394 +14.54% 20
East Midlands +2 29 £360 -11.92% 26
Edinburgh +34 27 £600 +54.83% 11
West Yorkshire +30 24 £315 -1.56% 18
Manchester +20 22 £350 -6.66% 29
Wales +22 21 £370 +13.84% 3
South Wales +24 20 £370 +13.84% 1
Leeds +19 20 £315 -0.39% 9
Cardiff +24 18 £370 +13.84%
Bristol +9 18 £475 +40.74% 7
Berkshire +10 16 £400 +6.66% 11
Nottinghamshire +7 15 £368 - 8
Surrey +14 14 £425 +6.25% 24
Oxfordshire +9 14 £350 -22.22% 9
Wiltshire 0 14 £338 - 5
County Antrim -24 14 £400 +33.89% 1
Belfast -24 14 £400 +33.89%
Northern Ireland -28 14 £400 +33.89% 1
West Midlands +8 13 £375 -11.76% 34
Glasgow +2 13 £356 +7.95% 5

For the 6 months to 23 May 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 1312 (100.00%) .NET
2 1067 (81.33%) C#
3 682 (51.98%) MVC
4 665 (50.69%) Entity Framework
5 663 (50.53%) SQL Server
6 610 (46.49%) Agile Software Development
7 607 (46.27%) ASP.NET
8 596 (45.43%) JavaScript
9 546 (41.62%) SQL
10 447 (34.07%) HTML
11 419 (31.94%) Microsoft
12 411 (31.33%) CSS
13 370 (28.20%) AngularJS
14 356 (27.13%) ASP.NET MVC
15 351 (26.75%) ASP.NET Web API
16 350 (26.68%) TDD
17 324 (24.70%) WCF
18 313 (23.86%) Team Foundation Server
19 295 (22.48%) Web Services
20 279 (21.27%) jQuery
21 271 (20.66%) Visual Studio
22 256 (19.51%) Scrum
23 215 (16.39%) Finance
24 210 (16.01%) XML
25 178 (13.57%) Windows
26 175 (13.34%) LINQ
27 170 (12.96%) Microsoft Azure
28 163 (12.42%) OO
29 159 (12.12%) Continuous Integration
30 158 (12.04%) T-SQL

.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 81 (6.17%) IIS
2 71 (5.41%) CMS
3 61 (4.65%) SharePoint
4 45 (3.43%) EPiServer
5 32 (2.44%) Umbraco
6 29 (2.21%) NServiceBus
7 28 (2.13%) Sitecore CMS
8 19 (1.45%) BizTalk Server
8 19 (1.45%) Confluence
9 18 (1.37%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 18 (1.37%) SharePoint 2013
10 11 (0.84%) SharePoint 2010
10 11 (0.84%) WebSphere
11 8 (0.61%) Elasticsearch
12 6 (0.46%) Oracle Workflow
12 6 (0.46%) Tomcat
13 5 (0.38%) JBoss
13 5 (0.38%) WebLogic
13 5 (0.38%) WebSphere Portal
14 4 (0.30%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 30 (2.29%) Microsoft Office
2 23 (1.75%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (0.46%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.23%) Microsoft Project
4 3 (0.23%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.076%) Chatbot
5 1 (0.076%) EngageOne
5 1 (0.076%) Fireworks
5 1 (0.076%) InfoPath
5 1 (0.076%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 84 (6.40%) Dynamics CRM
2 12 (0.91%) Dynamics AX
3 5 (0.38%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.15%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 1 (0.076%) Eloqua
5 1 (0.076%) Magento
5 1 (0.076%) SAP CRM
5 1 (0.076%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 170 (12.96%) Microsoft Azure
2 36 (2.74%) Amazon AWS
3 25 (1.91%) PaaS
4 17 (1.30%) SaaS
5 12 (0.91%) IaaS
6 8 (0.61%) AWS Lambda
6 8 (0.61%) GitHub
7 6 (0.46%) Amazon EC2
7 6 (0.46%) Amazon S3
8 5 (0.38%) Amazon SQS
8 5 (0.38%) Cloud Computing
8 5 (0.38%) Office 365
8 5 (0.38%) Route 53
9 3 (0.23%) OpenShift
9 3 (0.23%) Yammer
10 2 (0.15%) Azure Active Directory
10 2 (0.15%) OneDrive
11 1 (0.076%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 1 (0.076%) Slack
11 1 (0.076%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 20 (1.52%) HTTP
1 20 (1.52%) TCP/IP
2 16 (1.22%) DNS
3 13 (0.99%) Internet
4 11 (0.84%) Intranet
5 8 (0.61%) Firewall
6 7 (0.53%) DHCP
6 7 (0.53%) LAN
6 7 (0.53%) LDAP
7 6 (0.46%) SSL
7 6 (0.46%) VLAN
7 6 (0.46%) WAN
8 5 (0.38%) Wi-Fi
9 4 (0.30%) AMQP
9 4 (0.30%) Multicast
9 4 (0.30%) Skype
9 4 (0.30%) Wireshark
10 3 (0.23%) FTP
11 2 (0.15%) IPsec
11 2 (0.15%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 663 (50.53%) SQL Server
2 108 (8.23%) SQL Server 2012
3 106 (8.08%) SQL Server 2008
4 88 (6.71%) Relational Database
5 70 (5.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 59 (4.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 55 (4.19%) NoSQL
8 41 (3.13%) Oracle Database
8 41 (3.13%) RDBMS
9 32 (2.44%) MongoDB
10 31 (2.36%) SQL Server 2014
11 26 (1.98%) Oracle Database 11g
12 23 (1.75%) Data Warehouse
13 18 (1.37%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 16 (1.22%) SQL Server 2005
15 15 (1.14%) MS Access
16 14 (1.07%) MySQL
16 14 (1.07%) SQL Server 2016
17 13 (0.99%) Azure SQL Database
18 12 (0.91%) Oracle9i Database
Development Applications
1 313 (23.86%) Team Foundation Server
2 271 (20.66%) Visual Studio
3 134 (10.21%) Git (software)
4 97 (7.39%) NUnit
5 76 (5.79%) Visual Studio Team System
6 56 (4.27%) JIRA
7 55 (4.19%) MSTest
8 52 (3.96%) TeamCity
9 44 (3.35%) Moq
9 44 (3.35%) Selenium
10 39 (2.97%) SpecFlow
11 33 (2.52%) Octopus Deploy
12 30 (2.29%) gulp
13 29 (2.21%) MSBuild
13 29 (2.21%) Subversion
14 24 (1.83%) Jenkins
15 21 (1.60%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 20 (1.52%) Cucumber
16 20 (1.52%) Jasmine
17 19 (1.45%) ReSharper
General
1 215 (16.39%) Finance
2 67 (5.11%) Banking
3 40 (3.05%) Front Office
4 27 (2.06%) Marketing
5 20 (1.52%) Investment Banking
6 18 (1.37%) Advertising
7 17 (1.30%) Retail
8 15 (1.14%) Financial Institution
9 14 (1.07%) Back Office
10 13 (0.99%) Manufacturing
11 12 (0.91%) Publishing
12 11 (0.84%) Electronics
13 9 (0.69%) Telecoms
14 8 (0.61%) Automotive
14 8 (0.61%) Legal
15 4 (0.30%) Billing
15 4 (0.30%) Games
16 3 (0.23%) Aerospace
16 3 (0.23%) German Language
16 3 (0.23%) Law
Job Titles
1 1094 (83.38%) Developer
2 698 (53.20%) .NET Developer
3 436 (33.23%) C# Developer
4 321 (24.47%) C# .NET Developer
5 150 (11.43%) ASP.NET Developer
6 137 (10.44%) Senior Developer
7 102 (7.77%) SQL Developer
8 99 (7.55%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
9 98 (7.47%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 88 (6.71%) Senior .NET Developer
11 82 (6.25%) Full Stack Developer
12 81 (6.17%) Software Developer
13 59 (4.50%) CRM Developer
14 57 (4.34%) Senior C# Developer
15 55 (4.19%) Angular Developer
15 55 (4.19%) Dynamics CRM Developer
15 55 (4.19%) WPF Developer
16 51 (3.89%) Microsoft Developer
17 50 (3.81%) Web Developer
18 48 (3.66%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1312 (100.00%) .NET
2 665 (50.69%) Entity Framework
3 607 (46.27%) ASP.NET
4 447 (34.07%) HTML
5 411 (31.33%) CSS
6 370 (28.20%) AngularJS
7 356 (27.13%) ASP.NET MVC
8 351 (26.75%) ASP.NET Web API
9 324 (24.70%) WCF
10 295 (22.48%) Web Services
11 279 (21.27%) jQuery
12 210 (16.01%) XML
13 175 (13.34%) LINQ
14 155 (11.81%) HTML5
15 143 (10.90%) WPF
16 135 (10.29%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 121 (9.22%) JSON
18 116 (8.84%) REST
19 100 (7.62%) Ajax
20 87 (6.63%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 82 (6.25%) Greenfield Project
2 63 (4.80%) Analytical Skills
3 60 (4.57%) Algorithms
4 36 (2.74%) Computer Science
5 34 (2.59%) User Experience
6 31 (2.36%) Mobile App
7 25 (1.91%) Fixed Income
8 23 (1.75%) N-Tier
9 22 (1.68%) NHS
10 18 (1.37%) Enterprise Software
11 12 (0.91%) Virtual Team
12 11 (0.84%) Management Information System
13 9 (0.69%) W3C
14 8 (0.61%) Derivative
14 8 (0.61%) Equities
14 8 (0.61%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 7 (0.53%) Data Structures
15 7 (0.53%) Hedge funds
16 6 (0.46%) iPad
16 6 (0.46%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 178 (13.57%) Windows
2 44 (3.35%) Windows Server
3 22 (1.68%) Linux
4 12 (0.91%) Unix
5 11 (0.84%) Android
6 9 (0.69%) Windows Server 2008
6 9 (0.69%) Windows Server 2012
7 8 (0.61%) Apple iOS
8 4 (0.30%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (0.15%) Solaris
9 2 (0.15%) Windows Embedded Compact
10 1 (0.076%) Embedded Linux
10 1 (0.076%) HPUX
10 1 (0.076%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.076%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.076%) VMS
10 1 (0.076%) Windows 2000 Server
10 1 (0.076%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.076%) Windows Mobile
10 1 (0.076%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 682 (51.98%) MVC
2 610 (46.49%) Agile Software Development
3 350 (26.68%) TDD
4 256 (19.51%) Scrum
5 163 (12.42%) OO
6 159 (12.12%) Continuous Integration
7 155 (11.81%) Unit Testing
8 153 (11.66%) Web Development
9 134 (10.21%) Test Automation
10 111 (8.46%) SOLID
11 102 (7.77%) SDLC
12 97 (7.39%) SOA
13 94 (7.16%) Multithreading
14 92 (7.01%) MVVM
15 90 (6.86%) CRM
15 90 (6.86%) Software Engineering
16 86 (6.55%) OOP
17 78 (5.95%) Dependency Injection
18 68 (5.18%) DevOps
19 66 (5.03%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 1067 (81.33%) C#
2 596 (45.43%) JavaScript
3 546 (41.62%) SQL
4 158 (12.04%) T-SQL
5 89 (6.78%) TypeScript
6 73 (5.56%) Java
7 68 (5.18%) VB.NET
8 60 (4.57%) PowerShell
9 46 (3.51%) VB
10 42 (3.20%) VBA
11 33 (2.52%) PL/SQL
12 24 (1.83%) C++
13 20 (1.52%) C
14 17 (1.30%) Python
15 15 (1.14%) Ruby
16 14 (1.07%) ES6
16 14 (1.07%) PHP
17 13 (0.99%) VB6
18 11 (0.84%) X++
19 9 (0.69%) XPath
Qualifications
1 90 (6.86%) Security Cleared
2 63 (4.80%) SC Cleared
3 62 (4.73%) Degree
4 28 (2.13%) DV Cleared
5 13 (0.99%) Microsoft Certification
6 7 (0.53%) HNC
7 5 (0.38%) BPSS Clearance
7 5 (0.38%) MCTS
8 4 (0.30%) HND
9 3 (0.23%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 2 (0.15%) CFA
10 2 (0.15%) CTC Cleared
10 2 (0.15%) ISEB
10 2 (0.15%) MCP
10 2 (0.15%) PhD
11 1 (0.076%) CCNP
11 1 (0.076%) Cisco Certification
11 1 (0.076%) CISSP
11 1 (0.076%) CNA
11 1 (0.076%) Novell Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 57 (4.34%) QA
2 6 (0.46%) Disclosure Scotland
3 4 (0.30%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.15%) COBIT
4 2 (0.15%) GAAP
4 2 (0.15%) GxP
4 2 (0.15%) SLA
5 1 (0.076%) Dodd-Frank
5 1 (0.076%) EMIR
5 1 (0.076%) ISO 8583
5 1 (0.076%) PMO
5 1 (0.076%) WCAG
System Software
1 21 (1.60%) Active Directory
2 7 (0.53%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (0.38%) Docker
4 3 (0.23%) Virtual Desktop
5 2 (0.15%) Firmware
5 2 (0.15%) UAG
6 1 (0.076%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.076%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (0.076%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (0.076%) RACF
6 1 (0.076%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (0.076%) VirtualBox
6 1 (0.076%) Xen
Systems Management
1 10 (0.76%) Puppet
2 8 (0.61%) Opscode Chef
3 6 (0.46%) HP Quality Center
4 5 (0.38%) SCOrch
5 3 (0.23%) Control-M
6 2 (0.15%) Ansible
6 2 (0.15%) Terraform
7 1 (0.076%) Consul
7 1 (0.076%) Fluentd
7 1 (0.076%) Grafana
7 1 (0.076%) HP Fortify
7 1 (0.076%) Kibana
7 1 (0.076%) Kubernetes
7 1 (0.076%) Marathon
7 1 (0.076%) Mesos
7 1 (0.076%) OpenView
7 1 (0.076%) Prometheus
7 1 (0.076%) Rundeck
7 1 (0.076%) SCCM
7 1 (0.076%) Wonderware InTouch
Vendors
1 419 (31.94%) Microsoft
2 152 (11.59%) Oracle
3 37 (2.82%) Sitecore
4 20 (1.52%) Xamarin
5 19 (1.45%) Atlassian
5 19 (1.45%) Infragistics
6 16 (1.22%) Telerik
7 14 (1.07%) Sybase
8 12 (0.91%) DevExpress
8 12 (0.91%) SAP
9 11 (0.84%) IBM
10 7 (0.53%) Google
10 7 (0.53%) HP
10 7 (0.53%) VMware
11 5 (0.38%) Perforce
11 5 (0.38%) Red Hat
11 5 (0.38%) Sencha
11 5 (0.38%) Syncfusion
12 4 (0.30%) JD Edwards
12 4 (0.30%) Twitter
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Ventnor, Isle of Wight
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London
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