Period
to 17 January 2019

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 2019 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 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 161 191 188
Rank change year-on-year +30 -3 -25
Contract jobs citing .NET Framework 1,736 1,425 1,416
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.75% 1.42% 1.45%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 5.11% 4.43% 4.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,349 1,075 975
UK median daily rate £450 £400 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% +10.34% +2.11%
10th Percentile £319 £308 £270
90th Percentile £625 £599 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +14.29% - +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 13 25
UK median hourly rate £45.00 £45.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +20.00% -2.60%
10th Percentile £25.68 £28.10 £13.05
90th Percentile £58.50 £47.83 £46.45
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £42.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +5.88% +13.33% -2.60%

.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 33,987 32,198 30,541
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 34.19% 32.10% 31.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 23,915 22,953 21,051
UK median daily rate £475 £460 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.26% +8.24% +3.03%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £300
90th Percentile £638 £625 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £393
% change year-on-year +6.25% +1.91% +4.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 292 333 346
UK median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.75% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £19.00 £18.50 £14.87
90th Percentile £60.00 £52.50 £52.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.53 £40.00 £38.00
% change year-on-year +3.83% +5.26% +1.33%

.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 17 January 2019.

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 17 January 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for .NET Framework in the UK

.NET Framework
Top 17 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 2019. 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 +25 1,553 £450 +12.50% 944
UK excluding London +38 1,096 £400 +14.29% 815
London +18 609 £500 +5.26% 192
South East +62 378 £450 +28.57% 225
North of England +21 224 £368 +5.00% 241
Midlands -10 149 £410 +17.14% 125
South West +3 134 £450 +23.29% 99
North West +2 108 £375 +7.14% 122
West Midlands -15 103 £425 +9.68% 71
Yorkshire -9 82 £365 +7.35% 96
Scotland +34 80 £375 - 39
Wales +17 68 £395 +5.33% 19
East of England +7 62 £388 +10.71% 62
East Midlands 0 46 £375 +15.38% 53
North East +23 34 £400 +8.84% 23
Northern Ireland +28 3 - - 5
Isle of Man -1 2 - -

For the 6 months to 17 January 2019, 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 1,736 (100.00%) .NET
2 1,479 (85.20%) C#
3 912 (52.53%) SQL Server
4 850 (48.96%) Agile Software Development
5 792 (45.62%) Entity Framework
6 776 (44.70%) SQL
6 776 (44.70%) MVC
7 738 (42.51%) ASP.NET
8 666 (38.36%) JavaScript
9 526 (30.30%) HTML
10 503 (28.97%) AngularJS
11 485 (27.94%) ASP.NET Web API
12 466 (26.84%) Microsoft Azure
13 464 (26.73%) Microsoft
14 449 (25.86%) TDD
15 441 (25.40%) CSS
16 420 (24.19%) ASP.NET MVC
17 353 (20.33%) Visual Studio
18 326 (18.78%) jQuery
19 298 (17.17%) .NET Core
20 292 (16.82%) Web Services
21 279 (16.07%) Scrum
21 279 (16.07%) Git (software)
22 277 (15.96%) Finance
23 275 (15.84%) WCF
24 240 (13.82%) Test Automation
25 234 (13.48%) Continuous Integration
26 224 (12.90%) HTML5
27 213 (12.27%) Team Foundation Server
28 210 (12.10%) REST

.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 84 (4.84%) SharePoint
2 79 (4.55%) IIS
3 77 (4.44%) CMS
4 42 (2.42%) Confluence
5 32 (1.84%) NServiceBus
5 32 (1.84%) Umbraco
6 30 (1.73%) Elasticsearch
7 25 (1.44%) BizTalk Server
7 25 (1.44%) SharePoint 2013
8 22 (1.27%) Sitecore CMS
9 15 (0.86%) Apache
9 15 (0.86%) JBoss
10 10 (0.58%) WebLogic
11 9 (0.52%) Apache Solr
11 9 (0.52%) Tomcat
12 6 (0.35%) nginx
13 5 (0.29%) WebSphere
14 4 (0.23%) Apache Pig
14 4 (0.23%) MS Exchange
15 3 (0.17%) WildFly
Applications
1 24 (1.38%) Microsoft Excel
1 24 (1.38%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (0.23%) MS Visio
2 4 (0.23%) Spreadsheet
3 3 (0.17%) Microsoft Project
4 2 (0.12%) Chatbot
4 2 (0.12%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 33 (1.90%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.17%) thinkFolio
3 2 (0.12%) BusinessWorks
3 2 (0.12%) Endur
3 2 (0.12%) Infor SunSystems
3 2 (0.12%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.12%) Payment Gateway
3 2 (0.12%) TIBCO iProcess
4 1 (0.058%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.058%) Dynamics GP
4 1 (0.058%) SDL Web 8
Cloud Services
1 466 (26.84%) Microsoft Azure
2 105 (6.05%) Amazon AWS
3 44 (2.53%) Serverless
4 42 (2.42%) Office 365
5 41 (2.36%) PaaS
6 28 (1.61%) SaaS
7 26 (1.50%) Dynamics 365
8 25 (1.44%) Google Cloud Platform
9 21 (1.21%) IaaS
10 20 (1.15%) GitHub
11 18 (1.04%) NuGet
12 15 (0.86%) npm
13 14 (0.81%) AWS Lambda
14 13 (0.75%) Azure Functions
15 11 (0.63%) Azure Data Factory
16 7 (0.40%) BrowserStack
16 7 (0.40%) Google Analytics
17 5 (0.29%) Sauce Labs
18 4 (0.23%) Google App Engine
18 4 (0.23%) iPaaS
Communications & Networking
1 52 (3.00%) HTTP
2 22 (1.27%) Internet
3 21 (1.21%) TCP/IP
4 17 (0.98%) SMTP
5 15 (0.86%) DNS
6 11 (0.63%) SSL
7 8 (0.46%) Firewall
8 6 (0.35%) FTP
9 5 (0.29%) HTTPS
10 4 (0.23%) DHCP
10 4 (0.23%) IMAP
10 4 (0.23%) Intranet
10 4 (0.23%) VPN
11 3 (0.17%) LAN
11 3 (0.17%) SSH
12 2 (0.12%) Modbus
12 2 (0.12%) Reverse Proxy
12 2 (0.12%) VLAN
12 2 (0.12%) Wi-Fi
12 2 (0.12%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 912 (52.53%) SQL Server
2 109 (6.28%) Relational Database
3 105 (6.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 93 (5.36%) SQL Server 2012
5 89 (5.13%) NoSQL
6 83 (4.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 71 (4.09%) SQL Server 2008
8 60 (3.46%) MongoDB
9 54 (3.11%) SQL Server 2016
10 45 (2.59%) Redis
11 40 (2.30%) Azure SQL Database
11 40 (2.30%) RDBMS
12 28 (1.61%) SQL Server 2014
13 25 (1.44%) Data Warehouse
14 23 (1.32%) SQL Server 2000
15 22 (1.27%) MySQL
16 20 (1.15%) Cosmos DB
17 17 (0.98%) Data Lake
18 14 (0.81%) PostgreSQL
19 11 (0.63%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 353 (20.33%) Visual Studio
2 279 (16.07%) Git (software)
3 213 (12.27%) Team Foundation Server
4 127 (7.32%) JIRA
5 122 (7.03%) TeamCity
6 104 (5.99%) Selenium
7 97 (5.59%) Visual Studio Team System
8 93 (5.36%) NUnit
9 63 (3.63%) MSTest
10 59 (3.40%) Subversion
11 51 (2.94%) Jenkins
12 50 (2.88%) Octopus Deploy
13 49 (2.82%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 46 (2.65%) SpecFlow
15 32 (1.84%) Jasmine
16 30 (1.73%) Moq
17 29 (1.67%) Karma Test Runner
18 26 (1.50%) WebDriver
19 23 (1.32%) AccuRev
20 21 (1.21%) webpack
General
1 277 (15.96%) Finance
2 112 (6.45%) Banking
3 87 (5.01%) Front Office
4 54 (3.11%) Investment Banking
5 49 (2.82%) Retail
6 22 (1.27%) Publishing
7 15 (0.86%) Back Office
8 13 (0.75%) Marketing
9 12 (0.69%) Financial Institution
10 10 (0.58%) Legal
11 9 (0.52%) Advertising
11 9 (0.52%) Telecoms
12 8 (0.46%) Automotive
13 6 (0.35%) Law
13 6 (0.35%) Manufacturing
14 4 (0.23%) French Language
15 3 (0.17%) Electronics
15 3 (0.17%) Pharmaceutical
16 2 (0.12%) Billing
16 2 (0.12%) Military
Job Titles
1 1,449 (83.47%) Developer
2 909 (52.36%) .NET Developer
3 597 (34.39%) C# Developer
4 367 (21.14%) C# .NET Developer
5 175 (10.08%) Full Stack Developer
6 147 (8.47%) Angular Developer
7 136 (7.83%) ASP.NET Developer
8 128 (7.37%) Senior Developer
9 109 (6.28%) SQL Developer
10 105 (6.05%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
11 103 (5.93%) Software Developer
12 95 (5.47%) C# ASP.NET Developer
13 94 (5.41%) Senior .NET Developer
14 92 (5.30%) Azure Developer
15 56 (3.23%) Lead Developer
16 55 (3.17%) Architect
17 53 (3.05%) Software Engineer
18 50 (2.88%) .NET Software Developer
18 50 (2.88%) JavaScript Developer
19 44 (2.53%) WPF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,736 (100.00%) .NET
2 792 (45.62%) Entity Framework
3 738 (42.51%) ASP.NET
4 526 (30.30%) HTML
5 503 (28.97%) AngularJS
6 485 (27.94%) ASP.NET Web API
7 441 (25.40%) CSS
8 420 (24.19%) ASP.NET MVC
9 326 (18.78%) jQuery
10 298 (17.17%) .NET Core
11 292 (16.82%) Web Services
12 275 (15.84%) WCF
13 224 (12.90%) HTML5
14 210 (12.10%) REST
15 174 (10.02%) WPF
16 164 (9.45%) RESTful
17 159 (9.16%) XML
18 149 (8.58%) LINQ
19 140 (8.06%) JSON
20 137 (7.89%) React
Miscellaneous
1 142 (8.18%) Greenfield Project
2 107 (6.16%) Enterprise Software
3 76 (4.38%) Analytical Skills
4 61 (3.51%) Self-Motivation
5 60 (3.46%) Fixed Income
6 55 (3.17%) User Experience
7 54 (3.11%) Hedge funds
8 52 (3.00%) Fintech
9 44 (2.53%) Mobile App
10 27 (1.56%) Credit Risk
10 27 (1.56%) Market Risk
11 26 (1.50%) Reinsurance
12 20 (1.15%) Algorithms
13 19 (1.09%) N-Tier
14 18 (1.04%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 13 (0.75%) Data Centre
15 13 (0.75%) Data Structures
16 12 (0.69%) Clustering
17 11 (0.63%) NHS
18 10 (0.58%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 196 (11.29%) Windows
2 65 (3.74%) Windows Server
3 36 (2.07%) Linux
4 32 (1.84%) Android
5 30 (1.73%) Windows 7
6 28 (1.61%) Apple iOS
7 26 (1.50%) Windows 8
8 13 (0.75%) Unix
8 13 (0.75%) Windows Server 2012
9 11 (0.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 7 (0.40%) Ubuntu
11 5 (0.29%) Windows Server 2008
12 3 (0.17%) CentOS
12 3 (0.17%) Mac OS X
12 3 (0.17%) Windows 10
13 1 (0.058%) Kali Linux
13 1 (0.058%) OpenVMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 850 (48.96%) Agile Software Development
2 776 (44.70%) MVC
3 449 (25.86%) TDD
4 279 (16.07%) Scrum
5 240 (13.82%) Test Automation
6 234 (13.48%) Continuous Integration
7 202 (11.64%) Unit Testing
8 195 (11.23%) Microservices
8 195 (11.23%) OO
9 179 (10.31%) BDD
10 159 (9.16%) Software Engineering
11 151 (8.70%) SOLID
12 143 (8.24%) DevOps
13 138 (7.95%) SDLC
14 137 (7.89%) Web Development
15 126 (7.26%) Problem-Solving
16 101 (5.82%) Front End Development
16 101 (5.82%) MVVM
17 95 (5.47%) SOA
18 92 (5.30%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 1,479 (85.20%) C#
2 776 (44.70%) SQL
3 666 (38.36%) JavaScript
4 198 (11.41%) T-SQL
5 170 (9.79%) TypeScript
6 90 (5.18%) PowerShell
7 83 (4.78%) Java
7 83 (4.78%) VB.NET
8 44 (2.53%) C++
9 42 (2.42%) C
10 39 (2.25%) Python
11 33 (1.90%) PL/SQL
12 26 (1.50%) C++/CLI
13 21 (1.21%) Scala
13 21 (1.21%) VBA
14 20 (1.15%) Ruby
15 19 (1.09%) PHP
16 15 (0.86%) XAML
17 14 (0.81%) VB
18 11 (0.63%) Perl
Qualifications
1 115 (6.62%) Degree
2 70 (4.03%) Security Cleared
3 56 (3.23%) SC Cleared
4 16 (0.92%) BPSS Clearance
5 15 (0.86%) Microsoft Certification
6 14 (0.81%) Computer Science Degree
7 7 (0.40%) DV Cleared
8 4 (0.23%) Cisco Certification
8 4 (0.23%) DBS Check
9 3 (0.17%) CCNA
9 3 (0.17%) CISSP
9 3 (0.17%) CompTIA Security+
9 3 (0.17%) GIAC
9 3 (0.17%) Linux+ Certification
9 3 (0.17%) MCSE
9 3 (0.17%) Network+ Certification
9 3 (0.17%) Numerate Degree
9 3 (0.17%) PhD
9 3 (0.17%) SANS
9 3 (0.17%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 69 (3.97%) QA
2 11 (0.63%) WCAG
3 6 (0.35%) SLA
4 4 (0.23%) PMO
5 3 (0.17%) Data Quality
5 3 (0.17%) Disclosure Scotland
5 3 (0.17%) GDPR
6 2 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.058%) BS25999
7 1 (0.058%) GxP
7 1 (0.058%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 1 (0.058%) IFRS
7 1 (0.058%) JSP 440
System Software
1 116 (6.68%) Docker
2 25 (1.44%) Active Directory
3 5 (0.29%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (0.23%) Virtual Machines
4 4 (0.23%) VMware ESXi
4 4 (0.23%) vSphere
5 3 (0.17%) Firmware
5 3 (0.17%) XenApp
5 3 (0.17%) XenDesktop
6 2 (0.12%) Squid
7 1 (0.058%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 71 (4.09%) Kubernetes
2 27 (1.56%) Ansible
3 20 (1.15%) Puppet
4 10 (0.58%) Kibana
5 7 (0.40%) Grafana
5 7 (0.40%) Single Sign-On
6 6 (0.35%) Opscode Chef
7 5 (0.29%) SCCM
7 5 (0.29%) Terraform
8 4 (0.23%) NetIQ Identity Manager
9 3 (0.17%) HAProxy
9 3 (0.17%) Salt
9 3 (0.17%) SCOM
10 2 (0.12%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 2 (0.12%) Thomson Reuters DACS
11 1 (0.058%) BladeLogic
11 1 (0.058%) Nessus
11 1 (0.058%) Nmap
11 1 (0.058%) vCenter Server
11 1 (0.058%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 464 (26.73%) Microsoft
2 159 (9.16%) Oracle
3 39 (2.25%) Google
3 39 (2.25%) Sitecore
4 37 (2.13%) Xamarin
5 28 (1.61%) Atlassian
6 15 (0.86%) Telerik
7 14 (0.81%) VMware
8 13 (0.75%) SAP
8 13 (0.75%) Sybase
9 10 (0.58%) Bloomberg
9 10 (0.58%) Red Hat
9 10 (0.58%) webMethods
10 9 (0.52%) Cypress Semiconductor
10 9 (0.52%) Nintex
10 9 (0.52%) Northgate
10 9 (0.52%) Oneserve
11 8 (0.46%) Apple
11 8 (0.46%) Teradata
12 7 (0.40%) Reuters