Period
to 7 August 2020

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 7 August 2020 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
7 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 220 188 173
Rank change year-on-year -32 -15 +24
Contract jobs citing .NET Framework 411 1,342 1,635
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 1.17% 1.47% 1.59%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 3.85% 4.63% 4.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 289 1,050 1,268
Median daily rate £438 £445 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.69% +8.54% +9.33%
10th Percentile £318 £319 £310
90th Percentile £650 £588 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £408 £375
% change year-on-year -1.84% +8.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 11 7
Median hourly rate £35.00 £47.50 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -26.32% +5.56% +5.88%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £47.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year -26.32% +11.76% +3.03%

.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 10,685 28,956 35,167
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 30.34% 31.76% 34.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,103 20,189 24,814
Median daily rate £500 £490 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.04% +3.16% +5.56%
10th Percentile £330 £334 £320
90th Percentile £675 £650 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £438 £420
% change year-on-year +2.86% +4.17% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 169 320 352
Median hourly rate £35.00 £43.71 £41.46
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -19.92% +5.43% +3.64%
10th Percentile £22.33 £19.77 £15.24
90th Percentile £63.98 £60.00 £57.50
Median hourly rate £35.00 £42.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year -17.65% +6.25% -0.62%

.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 7 August 2020.

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
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 7 August 2020. 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 -35 366 £438 -2.78% 392
UK excluding London -14 237 £400 -1.84% 335
London -13 162 £500 +2.56% 86
South East +18 68 £375 -11.76% 74
South West +49 46 £410 - 36
Midlands +4 34 £350 -17.65% 72
Work from Home -23 33 £431 -4.70% 68
East of England +56 29 £425 -5.56% 30
Scotland +42 28 £444 +18.33% 13
North of England -11 26 £394 +5.00% 93
West Midlands +5 19 £369 -18.06% 39
North West +2 16 £433 +15.33% 67
East Midlands +25 15 £325 -12.16% 33
Yorkshire +23 5 £313 -16.67% 19
North East +21 5 £375 -7.69% 7
Wales +33 4 £390 -25.18% 12
Northern Ireland +12 3 £431 +0.23% 5

For the 6 months to 7 August 2020, 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.

1 411 (100.00%) .NET
2 343 (83.45%) C#
3 242 (58.88%) SQL Server
4 203 (49.39%) SQL
5 198 (48.18%) Entity Framework
6 183 (44.53%) Agile Software Development
7 175 (42.58%) Azure
8 172 (41.85%) ASP.NET
9 154 (37.47%) JavaScript
10 144 (35.04%) Microsoft
11 139 (33.82%) MVC
12 130 (31.63%) AngularJS
13 121 (29.44%) DevOps
14 113 (27.49%) HTML
15 110 (26.76%) .NET Core
16 91 (22.14%) Git (software)
17 88 (21.41%) CSS
18 81 (19.71%) Web Services
18 81 (19.71%) React
19 80 (19.46%) ASP.NET Web API
20 75 (18.25%) Microservices
21 74 (18.00%) TDD
22 72 (17.52%) Windows
23 70 (17.03%) T-SQL
24 69 (16.79%) Visual Studio
25 68 (16.55%) jQuery
26 66 (16.06%) REST
26 66 (16.06%) ASP.NET MVC
27 65 (15.82%) Unit Testing
27 65 (15.82%) 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 42 (10.22%) IIS
1 42 (10.22%) SharePoint
2 23 (5.60%) NServiceBus
3 14 (3.41%) CMS
4 12 (2.92%) Elasticsearch
5 9 (2.19%) EPiServer
6 5 (1.22%) Confluence
6 5 (1.22%) SharePoint 2013
6 5 (1.22%) Umbraco
7 4 (0.97%) Apache
8 3 (0.73%) Apache Spark
8 3 (0.73%) SharePoint 2010
8 3 (0.73%) SharePoint Server
9 2 (0.49%) K2 blackpearl
9 2 (0.49%) nginx
9 2 (0.49%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 2 (0.49%) Sitecore CMS
10 1 (0.24%) GlassFish
10 1 (0.24%) Mule
10 1 (0.24%) WebSphere
Applications
1 15 (3.65%) Microsoft Excel
2 11 (2.68%) Microsoft Office
3 6 (1.46%) Chatbot
4 1 (0.24%) Adobe XD
4 1 (0.24%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.24%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 14 (3.41%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.49%) Aligne
2 2 (0.49%) Orchestrade
3 1 (0.24%) Eloqua
Cloud Services
1 175 (42.58%) Azure
2 40 (9.73%) AWS
3 31 (7.54%) Power Platform
4 26 (6.33%) Serverless
5 15 (3.65%) Office 365
5 15 (3.65%) SaaS
6 13 (3.16%) PaaS
7 12 (2.92%) Azure Functions
7 12 (2.92%) PowerApps
8 11 (2.68%) AWS Lambda
8 11 (2.68%) Azure Active Directory
9 10 (2.43%) GCP
10 8 (1.95%) Amazon SQS
11 7 (1.70%) Amazon S3
11 7 (1.70%) AWS Step Functions
11 7 (1.70%) Logic Apps
11 7 (1.70%) NuGet
12 6 (1.46%) Azure Data Factory
13 4 (0.97%) IaaS
13 4 (0.97%) Power Automate
Communications & Networking
1 10 (2.43%) Internet
2 7 (1.70%) HTTP
3 4 (0.97%) Intranet
4 3 (0.73%) Skype
4 3 (0.73%) SSH
4 3 (0.73%) TCP/IP
5 2 (0.49%) Kerberos
5 2 (0.49%) RTMP
5 2 (0.49%) VPN
6 1 (0.24%) DNS
6 1 (0.24%) Ethernet
6 1 (0.24%) Firewall
6 1 (0.24%) FTP
6 1 (0.24%) Network Security
6 1 (0.24%) Reverse Proxy
6 1 (0.24%) RTSP
6 1 (0.24%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 242 (58.88%) SQL Server
2 38 (9.25%) NoSQL
3 35 (8.52%) MongoDB
4 23 (5.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 21 (5.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 20 (4.87%) SQL Server 2008
7 19 (4.62%) Power BI
8 18 (4.38%) Data Warehouse
9 17 (4.14%) Relational Database
10 15 (3.65%) Redis
11 14 (3.41%) Cosmos DB
12 12 (2.92%) Azure SQL Database
12 12 (2.92%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 11 (2.68%) Big Data
14 10 (2.43%) SQL Server 2019
15 9 (2.19%) Microsoft Analysis Services
15 9 (2.19%) PostgreSQL
16 8 (1.95%) Oracle Database
17 6 (1.46%) SQL Server 2014
17 6 (1.46%) SQL Server 2017
Development Applications
1 91 (22.14%) Git (software)
2 69 (16.79%) Visual Studio
3 46 (11.19%) Team Foundation Server
4 35 (8.52%) SpecFlow
5 33 (8.03%) TeamCity
6 32 (7.79%) Selenium
7 23 (5.60%) NUnit
8 19 (4.62%) Jenkins
9 16 (3.89%) Octopus Deploy
10 15 (3.65%) JIRA
11 13 (3.16%) Bitbucket
12 11 (2.68%) JMeter
12 11 (2.68%) MSTest
13 10 (2.43%) webpack
14 9 (2.19%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 6 (1.46%) git-flow
15 6 (1.46%) Visual Studio Team System
16 5 (1.22%) GitLab
16 5 (1.22%) JUnit
16 5 (1.22%) Mercurial
General
1 64 (15.57%) Finance
2 42 (10.22%) Banking
3 32 (7.79%) Front Office
4 25 (6.08%) Investment Banking
4 25 (6.08%) Public Sector
5 12 (2.92%) Back Office
6 9 (2.19%) Law
7 5 (1.22%) Retail
8 3 (0.73%) Manufacturing
8 3 (0.73%) Marketing
9 2 (0.49%) Electronics
9 2 (0.49%) Financial Institution
9 2 (0.49%) Games
9 2 (0.49%) Legal
9 2 (0.49%) Pharmaceutical
9 2 (0.49%) Telecoms
10 1 (0.24%) Dutch Language
10 1 (0.24%) French Language
10 1 (0.24%) Multimedia
10 1 (0.24%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 338 (82.24%) Developer
2 219 (53.28%) .NET Developer
3 117 (28.47%) C# Developer
4 69 (16.79%) C# .NET Developer
5 40 (9.73%) Full Stack Developer
6 39 (9.49%) SQL Developer
7 34 (8.27%) Software Developer
8 32 (7.79%) Senior Developer
9 24 (5.84%) Senior .NET Developer
10 20 (4.87%) Azure Developer
10 20 (4.87%) JavaScript Developer
11 19 (4.62%) Angular Developer
12 15 (3.65%) ASP.NET Developer
13 14 (3.41%) C# Software Developer
13 14 (3.41%) SharePoint Developer
14 13 (3.16%) C# Developer - Electronic Trading
14 13 (3.16%) Electronic Trading Developer
15 12 (2.92%) SQL Server Developer
16 11 (2.68%) .NET Software Developer
17 10 (2.43%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 411 (100.00%) .NET
2 198 (48.18%) Entity Framework
3 172 (41.85%) ASP.NET
4 130 (31.63%) AngularJS
5 113 (27.49%) HTML
6 110 (26.76%) .NET Core
7 88 (21.41%) CSS
8 81 (19.71%) React
8 81 (19.71%) Web Services
9 80 (19.46%) ASP.NET Web API
10 68 (16.55%) jQuery
11 66 (16.06%) ASP.NET MVC
11 66 (16.06%) REST
12 44 (10.71%) WPF
13 40 (9.73%) RESTful
14 38 (9.25%) HTML5
14 38 (9.25%) Node.js
14 38 (9.25%) WCF
15 37 (9.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 36 (8.76%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 26 (6.33%) Analytical Skills
1 26 (6.33%) Greenfield Project
2 22 (5.35%) Fixed Income
2 22 (5.35%) User Experience
3 13 (3.16%) Data Structures
4 12 (2.92%) Derivative
4 12 (2.92%) Self-Motivation
5 11 (2.68%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 9 (2.19%) N-Tier
7 7 (1.70%) Enterprise Software
7 7 (1.70%) Equities
8 6 (1.46%) Private Cloud
8 6 (1.46%) Robotics
9 4 (0.97%) Blog
9 4 (0.97%) Credit Risk
9 4 (0.97%) NHS
9 4 (0.97%) Spread Betting
10 3 (0.73%) Grid Computing
10 3 (0.73%) Mobile App
11 2 (0.49%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 72 (17.52%) Windows
2 21 (5.11%) Windows Server
3 8 (1.95%) Linux
4 4 (0.97%) Android
5 3 (0.73%) Unix
6 2 (0.49%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.24%) AIX
7 1 (0.24%) Windows 10
7 1 (0.24%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 183 (44.53%) Agile Software Development
2 139 (33.82%) MVC
3 121 (29.44%) DevOps
4 75 (18.25%) Microservices
5 74 (18.00%) TDD
6 65 (15.82%) Scrum
6 65 (15.82%) Unit Testing
7 53 (12.90%) Continuous Integration
8 51 (12.41%) Web Development
9 45 (10.95%) Test Automation
10 38 (9.25%) SOLID
11 37 (9.00%) SDLC
12 35 (8.52%) OOP
13 33 (8.03%) OO
14 31 (7.54%) Migration
15 30 (7.30%) Continuous Improvement
16 27 (6.57%) Pair Programming
16 27 (6.57%) Software Engineering
17 26 (6.33%) Problem-Solving
18 24 (5.84%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 343 (83.45%) C#
2 203 (49.39%) SQL
3 154 (37.47%) JavaScript
4 70 (17.03%) T-SQL
5 53 (12.90%) TypeScript
6 39 (9.49%) PowerShell
7 32 (7.79%) Java
8 24 (5.84%) Python
9 14 (3.41%) VB
9 14 (3.41%) XAML
10 13 (3.16%) ES6
11 11 (2.68%) C++
12 10 (2.43%) PL/SQL
13 8 (1.95%) VBA
14 7 (1.70%) C
14 7 (1.70%) VB.NET
15 4 (0.97%) Java 8
15 4 (0.97%) PHP
15 4 (0.97%) XPath
16 3 (0.73%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 37 (9.00%) SC Cleared
1 37 (9.00%) Security Cleared
2 26 (6.33%) Degree
3 12 (2.92%) Computer Science Degree
4 8 (1.95%) Microsoft Certification
5 6 (1.46%) MCAD
5 6 (1.46%) MCITP
5 6 (1.46%) MCPD
6 5 (1.22%) Master's Degree
7 3 (0.73%) BPSS Clearance
7 3 (0.73%) DV Cleared
7 3 (0.73%) PhD
8 2 (0.49%) MCSD
9 1 (0.24%) DBS Check
9 1 (0.24%) MCP
9 1 (0.24%) Numerate Degree
9 1 (0.24%) OCPJP
9 1 (0.24%) Postgraduate
9 1 (0.24%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (5.11%) QA
2 4 (0.97%) MiFID
3 2 (0.49%) EMIR
3 2 (0.49%) NCSC
4 1 (0.24%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.24%) SLA
4 1 (0.24%) WCAG
System Software
1 36 (8.76%) Docker
2 12 (2.92%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.24%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 1 (0.24%) Virtual Desktop
3 1 (0.24%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.24%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 28 (6.81%) Kubernetes
2 9 (2.19%) Ansible
3 7 (1.70%) Terraform
4 6 (1.46%) MIIS
5 3 (0.73%) PowerCLI
6 2 (0.49%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.24%) Control-M
7 1 (0.24%) Data Guard
7 1 (0.24%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 144 (35.04%) Microsoft
2 47 (11.44%) Oracle
3 17 (4.14%) Xamarin
4 13 (3.16%) Telerik
5 11 (2.68%) DevExpress
6 8 (1.95%) Google
7 5 (1.22%) Databricks
7 5 (1.22%) Sybase
8 4 (0.97%) Atlassian
8 4 (0.97%) Bloomberg
8 4 (0.97%) Informatica
8 4 (0.97%) Sony
8 4 (0.97%) VMware
9 3 (0.73%) Cisco
9 3 (0.73%) Fortinet
9 3 (0.73%) NetApp
9 3 (0.73%) SAP
10 2 (0.49%) Adobe
10 2 (0.49%) IBM
10 2 (0.49%) OpenLink