Period
to 21 August 2018

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 21 August 2018 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
21 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 171 202 199
Rank change year-on-year +31 -3 -44
Contract jobs citing .NET Framework 1,678 1,284 1,444
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.64% 1.34% 1.33%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 4.75% 4.13% 4.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,288 940 1,008
UK median daily rate £413 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% - +3.45%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £293
90th Percentile £588 £550 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £345
% change year-on-year +7.14% +1.45% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 20 16
UK median hourly rate £45.75 £42.50 £40.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.65% +5.59% -5.29%
10th Percentile £35.33 £25.68 £16.30
90th Percentile £66.88 £54.69 £47.56
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £41.25 £40.25
% change year-on-year +9.09% +2.48% -5.29%

.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 35,333 31,109 31,636
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 34.60% 32.46% 29.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 24,938 21,448 22,119
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £320 £306 £294
90th Percentile £625 £625 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +6.25% +3.90% +2.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 344 380 379
UK median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £36.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.75% +9.59% -1.46%
10th Percentile £15.24 £15.91 £12.25
90th Percentile £57.50 £53.08 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.75 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +1.88% +11.11% -2.70%

.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 21 August 2018.

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 21 August 2018.

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 21 August 2018. 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 +37 1,501 £415 +10.67% 770
UK excluding London +30 1,076 £375 +7.14% 628
London +38 570 £488 +8.33% 182
South East +17 340 £413 +17.86% 165
North of England +31 248 £353 +0.79% 177
Midlands +16 153 £375 +7.14% 101
South West +14 134 £395 +12.86% 80
North West +4 123 £365 +1.39% 89
Scotland +5 106 £400 +6.67% 30
Yorkshire +26 97 £350 +4.87% 66
West Midlands +20 93 £375 - 55
East Midlands -17 60 £400 +19.40% 46
East of England -31 50 £388 +6.90% 65
Wales -27 32 £400 +7.02% 7
North East +12 28 £400 +22.14% 22
Northern Ireland +19 13 £431 +7.75% 3

For the 6 months to 21 August 2018, 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 1,678 (100.00%) .NET
2 1,410 (84.03%) C#
3 959 (57.15%) SQL Server
4 903 (53.81%) Agile Software Development
5 809 (48.21%) Entity Framework
6 792 (47.20%) MVC
7 786 (46.84%) ASP.NET
8 777 (46.31%) JavaScript
9 719 (42.85%) SQL
10 599 (35.70%) HTML
11 593 (35.34%) ASP.NET Web API
12 572 (34.09%) AngularJS
13 529 (31.53%) CSS
14 499 (29.74%) Microsoft
15 452 (26.94%) TDD
16 445 (26.52%) Microsoft Azure
17 433 (25.80%) ASP.NET MVC
18 370 (22.05%) jQuery
19 342 (20.38%) Scrum
20 303 (18.06%) Web Services
21 301 (17.94%) Visual Studio
22 293 (17.46%) Finance
23 284 (16.92%) Continuous Integration
24 266 (15.85%) WCF
25 248 (14.78%) .NET Core
26 238 (14.18%) Git (software)
27 232 (13.83%) Test Automation
28 226 (13.47%) Unit Testing
29 214 (12.75%) Team Foundation Server
30 213 (12.69%) 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
1 101 (6.02%) IIS
2 84 (5.01%) CMS
3 64 (3.81%) SharePoint
4 40 (2.38%) Sitecore CMS
5 35 (2.09%) NServiceBus
6 27 (1.61%) BizTalk Server
6 27 (1.61%) Confluence
7 22 (1.31%) SharePoint 2013
8 18 (1.07%) Elasticsearch
8 18 (1.07%) Umbraco
9 10 (0.60%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 7 (0.42%) Apache
11 6 (0.36%) Apache Solr
11 6 (0.36%) MS Exchange
12 5 (0.30%) EPiServer
12 5 (0.30%) Oracle Workflow
12 5 (0.30%) WebSphere
12 5 (0.30%) WordPress
13 3 (0.18%) MQSeries
13 3 (0.18%) Tomcat
Applications
1 29 (1.73%) Microsoft Office
2 18 (1.07%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (0.30%) InfoPath
4 3 (0.18%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.060%) InVision
5 1 (0.060%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.060%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.060%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 40 (2.38%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (0.42%) SAP S/4HANA
3 5 (0.30%) Magento
4 4 (0.24%) SDL Web 8
5 3 (0.18%) Dynamics NAV
5 3 (0.18%) Endur
5 3 (0.18%) thinkFolio
6 2 (0.12%) Elite 3E
6 2 (0.12%) Oracle EBS
6 2 (0.12%) Teamcenter
7 1 (0.060%) DELMIA
7 1 (0.060%) Dynamics AX
7 1 (0.060%) Payment Gateway
7 1 (0.060%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 445 (26.52%) Microsoft Azure
2 111 (6.62%) Amazon AWS
3 38 (2.26%) Serverless
4 36 (2.15%) GitHub
5 32 (1.91%) SaaS
6 29 (1.73%) Office 365
7 28 (1.67%) PaaS
8 21 (1.25%) NuGet
9 20 (1.19%) npm
10 19 (1.13%) IaaS
11 15 (0.89%) Google Cloud Platform
12 14 (0.83%) AWS Lambda
13 11 (0.66%) Amazon EC2
14 9 (0.54%) Cloud Computing
15 7 (0.42%) BrowserStack
16 6 (0.36%) Dynamics 365
16 6 (0.36%) Sauce Labs
17 5 (0.30%) Amazon S3
17 5 (0.30%) Azure Functions
17 5 (0.30%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 78 (4.65%) HTTP
2 38 (2.26%) Internet
3 14 (0.83%) TCP/IP
4 13 (0.77%) SMTP
5 12 (0.72%) DNS
6 10 (0.60%) HTTPS
7 9 (0.54%) IMAP
8 7 (0.42%) MQTT
9 6 (0.36%) Intranet
10 5 (0.30%) LAN
10 5 (0.30%) SMS
11 4 (0.24%) WEP
12 2 (0.12%) Ethernet
12 2 (0.12%) FTP
12 2 (0.12%) Kerberos
12 2 (0.12%) Network Security
12 2 (0.12%) SSL
12 2 (0.12%) Unified Communications
12 2 (0.12%) VLAN
12 2 (0.12%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 959 (57.15%) SQL Server
2 126 (7.51%) Relational Database
3 92 (5.48%) NoSQL
4 91 (5.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 83 (4.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 75 (4.47%) SQL Server 2008
7 73 (4.35%) SQL Server 2012
8 52 (3.10%) Azure SQL Database
9 49 (2.92%) MongoDB
10 37 (2.21%) Redis
11 36 (2.15%) SQL Server 2016
12 28 (1.67%) PostgreSQL
12 28 (1.67%) RDBMS
13 23 (1.37%) DB2
14 22 (1.31%) Data Warehouse
14 22 (1.31%) SQL Server 2014
15 19 (1.13%) Oracle Database
15 19 (1.13%) Power BI
16 14 (0.83%) Cosmos DB
17 13 (0.77%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 301 (17.94%) Visual Studio
2 238 (14.18%) Git (software)
3 214 (12.75%) Team Foundation Server
4 116 (6.91%) NUnit
5 114 (6.79%) Visual Studio Team System
6 111 (6.62%) Selenium
7 100 (5.96%) TeamCity
8 94 (5.60%) JIRA
9 71 (4.23%) SpecFlow
10 61 (3.64%) Jenkins
11 54 (3.22%) MSTest
12 47 (2.80%) Octopus Deploy
13 45 (2.68%) Subversion
14 34 (2.03%) Jasmine
15 31 (1.85%) Moq
16 27 (1.61%) WebDriver
17 26 (1.55%) ReSharper
18 22 (1.31%) Atlassian Bamboo
18 22 (1.31%) Cucumber
19 21 (1.25%) Bitbucket
General
1 293 (17.46%) Finance
2 138 (8.22%) Banking
3 59 (3.52%) Front Office
4 52 (3.10%) Investment Banking
5 50 (2.98%) Retail
6 25 (1.49%) Legal
7 24 (1.43%) Law
8 22 (1.31%) Advertising
9 15 (0.89%) Marketing
10 14 (0.83%) Back Office
10 14 (0.83%) Publishing
11 11 (0.66%) Automotive
12 10 (0.60%) Telecoms
13 9 (0.54%) Manufacturing
14 5 (0.30%) Financial Institution
14 5 (0.30%) Games
14 5 (0.30%) Music Industry
15 4 (0.24%) Electronics
15 4 (0.24%) French Language
16 3 (0.18%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 1,387 (82.66%) Developer
2 904 (53.87%) .NET Developer
3 547 (32.60%) C# Developer
4 380 (22.65%) C# .NET Developer
5 210 (12.51%) Full Stack Developer
6 131 (7.81%) ASP.NET Developer
7 130 (7.75%) Angular Developer
8 116 (6.91%) SQL Developer
9 115 (6.85%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
10 114 (6.79%) Senior Developer
11 99 (5.90%) C# ASP.NET Developer
12 95 (5.66%) Software Developer
13 81 (4.83%) Senior .NET Developer
14 74 (4.41%) Agile Developer
15 66 (3.93%) Azure Developer
16 63 (3.75%) JavaScript Developer
17 62 (3.69%) Lead Developer
18 55 (3.28%) Architect
19 53 (3.16%) Agile .NET Developer
20 51 (3.04%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,678 (100.00%) .NET
2 809 (48.21%) Entity Framework
3 786 (46.84%) ASP.NET
4 599 (35.70%) HTML
5 593 (35.34%) ASP.NET Web API
6 572 (34.09%) AngularJS
7 529 (31.53%) CSS
8 433 (25.80%) ASP.NET MVC
9 370 (22.05%) jQuery
10 303 (18.06%) Web Services
11 266 (15.85%) WCF
12 248 (14.78%) .NET Core
13 213 (12.69%) HTML5
13 213 (12.69%) XML
14 203 (12.10%) REST
15 165 (9.83%) RESTful
16 153 (9.12%) React
17 141 (8.40%) JSON
18 140 (8.34%) LINQ
19 129 (7.69%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 108 (6.44%) Greenfield Project
2 99 (5.90%) Enterprise Software
3 76 (4.53%) Analytical Skills
4 68 (4.05%) Computer Science
5 59 (3.52%) Self-Motivation
6 56 (3.34%) Fintech
7 55 (3.28%) Fixed Income
8 47 (2.80%) User Experience
9 39 (2.32%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 29 (1.73%) Mobile App
11 23 (1.37%) Algorithms
11 23 (1.37%) N-Tier
12 21 (1.25%) iPad
12 21 (1.25%) Market Risk
13 19 (1.13%) Hedge funds
13 19 (1.13%) Online Banking
14 16 (0.95%) Credit Risk
14 16 (0.95%) Graphic Design
15 15 (0.89%) Data Structures
15 15 (0.89%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 189 (11.26%) Windows
2 40 (2.38%) Windows Server
3 36 (2.15%) Linux
4 23 (1.37%) Apple iOS
5 21 (1.25%) Android
6 16 (0.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 12 (0.72%) Windows 7
8 11 (0.66%) Windows Server 2012
9 10 (0.60%) Windows Server 2008
10 8 (0.48%) Windows Embedded Compact
11 7 (0.42%) Windows 10
12 4 (0.24%) Unix
13 3 (0.18%) Ubuntu
13 3 (0.18%) Windows 8
13 3 (0.18%) Windows Phone
14 2 (0.12%) Nucleus RTOS
15 1 (0.060%) MVS
15 1 (0.060%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 903 (53.81%) Agile Software Development
2 792 (47.20%) MVC
3 452 (26.94%) TDD
4 342 (20.38%) Scrum
5 284 (16.92%) Continuous Integration
6 232 (13.83%) Test Automation
7 226 (13.47%) Unit Testing
8 196 (11.68%) Web Development
9 195 (11.62%) BDD
10 177 (10.55%) OO
11 168 (10.01%) Microservices
12 156 (9.30%) SDLC
13 153 (9.12%) Problem-Solving
14 145 (8.64%) DevOps
15 138 (8.22%) SOLID
16 135 (8.05%) Software Engineering
17 129 (7.69%) E-Commerce
18 91 (5.42%) OOP
19 86 (5.13%) Dependency Injection
19 86 (5.13%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 1,410 (84.03%) C#
2 777 (46.31%) JavaScript
3 719 (42.85%) SQL
4 179 (10.67%) T-SQL
5 159 (9.48%) TypeScript
6 84 (5.01%) PowerShell
7 80 (4.77%) Java
8 76 (4.53%) VB.NET
9 32 (1.91%) C++
10 29 (1.73%) Python
11 26 (1.55%) PL/SQL
12 25 (1.49%) C
13 17 (1.01%) VBA
14 16 (0.95%) PHP
15 14 (0.83%) VB
16 11 (0.66%) Ruby
17 10 (0.60%) ES6
18 9 (0.54%) VBScript
19 7 (0.42%) Scala
19 7 (0.42%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 90 (5.36%) Degree
2 49 (2.92%) Security Cleared
3 32 (1.91%) SC Cleared
4 25 (1.49%) Computer Science Degree
5 16 (0.95%) Microsoft Certification
6 10 (0.60%) BPSS Clearance
7 6 (0.36%) ISTQB
8 5 (0.30%) Numerate Degree
9 4 (0.24%) MCP
10 3 (0.18%) CISSP
10 3 (0.18%) CTC Cleared
10 3 (0.18%) ISEB
10 3 (0.18%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 2 (0.12%) CSSLP
11 2 (0.12%) HND
11 2 (0.12%) MCSD
11 2 (0.12%) MCTS
11 2 (0.12%) PhD
12 1 (0.060%) CCIE
12 1 (0.060%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 60 (3.58%) QA
2 8 (0.48%) SLA
3 7 (0.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (0.24%) GDPR
5 3 (0.18%) Disclosure Scotland
6 2 (0.12%) GCP
6 2 (0.12%) PMO
7 1 (0.060%) BS25999
7 1 (0.060%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 1 (0.060%) IFRS
7 1 (0.060%) JSP 440
7 1 (0.060%) WCAG
System Software
1 117 (6.97%) Docker
2 29 (1.73%) Active Directory
3 15 (0.89%) VMware Infrastructure
4 13 (0.77%) VMware ESXi
5 6 (0.36%) Microsoft App-V
5 6 (0.36%) Virtual Machines
6 4 (0.24%) Hyper-V
7 3 (0.18%) QEMU
7 3 (0.18%) XenApp
7 3 (0.18%) XenDesktop
8 2 (0.12%) Xen
9 1 (0.060%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 52 (3.10%) Kubernetes
2 11 (0.66%) SCCM
2 11 (0.66%) Single Sign-On
3 10 (0.60%) Opscode Chef
4 9 (0.54%) Puppet
5 8 (0.48%) Ansible
6 5 (0.30%) SCOM
6 5 (0.30%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 4 (0.24%) PowerCLI
7 4 (0.24%) vCenter Server
8 3 (0.18%) Control-M
9 2 (0.12%) CA Single Sign-On
9 2 (0.12%) CASB
9 2 (0.12%) Terraform
10 1 (0.060%) Automic
10 1 (0.060%) HP ALM
10 1 (0.060%) Kibana
10 1 (0.060%) logstash
10 1 (0.060%) Nagios
10 1 (0.060%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 499 (29.74%) Microsoft
2 166 (9.89%) Oracle
3 60 (3.58%) Sitecore
4 26 (1.55%) Atlassian
5 25 (1.49%) SAP
6 21 (1.25%) Sybase
6 21 (1.25%) Teradata
7 20 (1.19%) VMware
7 20 (1.19%) Xamarin
8 18 (1.07%) Google
9 17 (1.01%) Capita
10 16 (0.95%) Red Hat
10 16 (0.95%) Salesforce.com
11 15 (0.89%) Telerik
12 14 (0.83%) Citrix
13 9 (0.54%) DevExpress
14 8 (0.48%) Micro Focus
14 8 (0.48%) MuleSoft
15 6 (0.36%) Cypress Semiconductor
15 6 (0.36%) Tableau