Period
to 19 January 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 19 January 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
19 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 215 160 193
Rank change year-on-year -55 +33 -2
Contract jobs citing .NET Framework 862 1,710 1,423
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.20% 1.73% 1.42%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 4.01% 5.06% 4.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 610 1,331 1,072
UK median daily rate £425 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.56% +12.50% +10.34%
10th Percentile £325 £319 £308
90th Percentile £550 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £350
% change year-on-year - +14.29% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 29 13
UK median hourly rate £43.50 £45.00 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.33% - +24.14%
10th Percentile £41.15 £25.68 £28.10
90th Percentile £47.05 £58.50 £47.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.50 £45.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year -3.33% +5.88% +17.24%

.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 21,502 33,764 32,138
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 29.99% 34.19% 32.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 14,781 23,760 22,926
UK median daily rate £490 £480 £460
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.08% +4.35% +8.24%
10th Percentile £330 £325 £313
90th Percentile £650 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £440 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +3.53% +6.25% +1.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 244 291 330
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £41.53 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.34% +3.83% -
10th Percentile £18.77 £18.50 £18.50
90th Percentile £78.75 £60.00 £52.63
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.00 £41.69 £40.00
% change year-on-year +0.75% +4.22% +5.26%

.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 19 January 2020.

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
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 19 January 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 -49 778 £425 -5.56% 802
UK excluding London -66 526 £400 - 660
London -16 315 £488 -2.50% 209
South East -40 174 £425 -5.56% 190
North of England -38 103 £375 +2.04% 159
Midlands +15 94 £363 -12.12% 123
South West -39 61 £419 -6.94% 64
East Midlands +40 59 £350 -6.67% 53
Yorkshire +17 53 £400 +9.59% 52
Scotland -4 50 £425 +13.33% 30
North West -37 47 £350 -6.67% 93
West Midlands -27 34 £406 -4.41% 70
East of England -6 25 £413 +4.76% 57
Wales -14 15 £388 -0.64% 23
Northern Ireland +8 4 £431 - 12
North East -11 3 £300 -25.00% 14

For the 6 months to 19 January 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.

1 862 (100.00%) .NET
2 743 (86.19%) C#
3 463 (53.71%) SQL Server
4 387 (44.90%) JavaScript
5 376 (43.62%) Entity Framework
6 375 (43.50%) ASP.NET
7 360 (41.76%) MVC
8 358 (41.53%) Agile Software Development
8 358 (41.53%) Azure
9 349 (40.49%) SQL
10 306 (35.50%) Microsoft
11 305 (35.38%) AngularJS
12 272 (31.55%) ASP.NET Web API
13 255 (29.58%) .NET Core
14 241 (27.96%) HTML
15 226 (26.22%) CSS
16 182 (21.11%) TDD
17 167 (19.37%) ASP.NET MVC
18 162 (18.79%) Git (software)
19 150 (17.40%) Finance
20 145 (16.82%) Visual Studio
20 145 (16.82%) jQuery
21 144 (16.71%) DevOps
22 137 (15.89%) Microservices
23 132 (15.31%) Scrum
24 109 (12.65%) Windows
24 109 (12.65%) WCF
25 108 (12.53%) T-SQL
26 107 (12.41%) Continuous Integration
27 103 (11.95%) Unit Testing

.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 35 (4.06%) IIS
2 32 (3.71%) SharePoint
3 24 (2.78%) CMS
4 20 (2.32%) Umbraco
5 17 (1.97%) Cloud Foundry
6 12 (1.39%) Elasticsearch
7 11 (1.28%) NServiceBus
7 11 (1.28%) Sitecore CMS
8 9 (1.04%) BizTalk Server
8 9 (1.04%) SharePoint 2013
9 8 (0.93%) Confluence
10 5 (0.58%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 4 (0.46%) Mule
12 3 (0.35%) ArcGIS
12 3 (0.35%) Ethereum
12 3 (0.35%) Hyperledger
12 3 (0.35%) Mule ESB
12 3 (0.35%) Oracle Workflow
12 3 (0.35%) SharePoint Server
12 3 (0.35%) WordPress
Applications
1 13 (1.51%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (0.58%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (0.35%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 3 (0.35%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.23%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.12%) Chatbot
5 1 (0.12%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 15 (1.74%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.35%) R3 Corda
3 2 (0.23%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.12%) SDL Web 8
4 1 (0.12%) Sprinklr
Cloud Services
1 358 (41.53%) Azure
2 77 (8.93%) AWS
3 46 (5.34%) Serverless
4 42 (4.87%) PaaS
5 36 (4.18%) Azure Functions
6 27 (3.13%) Azure Active Directory
7 24 (2.78%) Power Platform
8 23 (2.67%) npm
9 19 (2.20%) SaaS
10 17 (1.97%) GitHub
10 17 (1.97%) IaaS
11 14 (1.62%) GCP
12 11 (1.28%) Office 365
12 11 (1.28%) OpenShift
13 10 (1.16%) Cloud Computing
14 8 (0.93%) Trello
15 7 (0.81%) PowerApps
16 6 (0.70%) NuGet
17 5 (0.58%) Azure Data Factory
17 5 (0.58%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 18 (2.09%) DNS
2 10 (1.16%) HTTP
3 6 (0.70%) SSL
4 5 (0.58%) IPv6
4 5 (0.58%) TCP/IP
5 4 (0.46%) Firewall
5 4 (0.46%) Internet
5 4 (0.46%) Intranet
5 4 (0.46%) SMTP
5 4 (0.46%) VPN
6 3 (0.35%) Network Security
7 2 (0.23%) Modbus
7 2 (0.23%) Skype
8 1 (0.12%) 802.15
8 1 (0.12%) Broadband
8 1 (0.12%) Extranet
8 1 (0.12%) SNMP
8 1 (0.12%) WEP
8 1 (0.12%) Wireless
8 1 (0.12%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 463 (53.71%) SQL Server
2 66 (7.66%) Relational Database
3 61 (7.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 52 (6.03%) Azure SQL Database
4 52 (6.03%) NoSQL
5 39 (4.52%) Cosmos DB
6 37 (4.29%) SQL Server 2008
7 31 (3.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 28 (3.25%) SQL Server 2012
9 23 (2.67%) Power BI
10 20 (2.32%) SQL Server 2016
11 19 (2.20%) SQL Server 2014
12 16 (1.86%) Redis
12 16 (1.86%) SQL Server 2005
13 15 (1.74%) MongoDB
14 12 (1.39%) Oracle Database
15 11 (1.28%) SQLite
16 9 (1.04%) Data Lake
16 9 (1.04%) RDBMS
17 8 (0.93%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 162 (18.79%) Git (software)
2 145 (16.82%) Visual Studio
3 90 (10.44%) Team Foundation Server
4 83 (9.63%) TeamCity
5 56 (6.50%) JIRA
6 51 (5.92%) NUnit
7 48 (5.57%) Selenium
8 46 (5.34%) Moq
8 46 (5.34%) Octopus Deploy
9 43 (4.99%) Jenkins
10 37 (4.29%) Visual Studio Team System
11 22 (2.55%) ReSharper
11 22 (2.55%) Subversion
12 20 (2.32%) gulp
13 15 (1.74%) SpecFlow
14 14 (1.62%) Grunt
15 11 (1.28%) Bitbucket
15 11 (1.28%) MSBuild
15 11 (1.28%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
16 10 (1.16%) webpack
General
1 150 (17.40%) Finance
2 51 (5.92%) Public Sector
3 43 (4.99%) Banking
4 31 (3.60%) Retail
5 26 (3.02%) Law
6 17 (1.97%) Back Office
7 16 (1.86%) Front Office
8 6 (0.70%) German Language
9 4 (0.46%) Automotive
9 4 (0.46%) Financial Institution
9 4 (0.46%) Investment Banking
9 4 (0.46%) Legal
9 4 (0.46%) Manufacturing
9 4 (0.46%) Telecoms
10 3 (0.35%) Advertising
10 3 (0.35%) French Language
10 3 (0.35%) Local Government
10 3 (0.35%) Marketing
11 2 (0.23%) Aerospace
11 2 (0.23%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 723 (83.87%) Developer
2 472 (54.76%) .NET Developer
3 247 (28.65%) C# Developer
4 179 (20.77%) C# .NET Developer
5 86 (9.98%) Full Stack Developer
6 71 (8.24%) Software Developer
7 68 (7.89%) Senior Developer
8 55 (6.38%) ASP.NET Developer
8 55 (6.38%) Azure Developer
9 54 (6.26%) Angular Developer
10 53 (6.15%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
10 53 (6.15%) SQL Developer
11 46 (5.34%) Senior .NET Developer
12 41 (4.76%) .NET Software Developer
13 37 (4.29%) C# ASP.NET Developer
14 35 (4.06%) JavaScript Developer
15 33 (3.83%) C# Software Developer
16 31 (3.60%) Lead Developer
17 26 (3.02%) WPF Developer
18 25 (2.90%) React Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 862 (100.00%) .NET
2 376 (43.62%) Entity Framework
3 375 (43.50%) ASP.NET
4 305 (35.38%) AngularJS
5 272 (31.55%) ASP.NET Web API
6 255 (29.58%) .NET Core
7 241 (27.96%) HTML
8 226 (26.22%) CSS
9 167 (19.37%) ASP.NET MVC
10 145 (16.82%) jQuery
11 109 (12.65%) WCF
12 96 (11.14%) React
13 95 (11.02%) Web Services
14 93 (10.79%) RESTful
15 89 (10.32%) JSON
16 82 (9.51%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 76 (8.82%) HTML5
17 76 (8.82%) WPF
17 76 (8.82%) XML
18 73 (8.47%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 55 (6.38%) Analytical Skills
2 44 (5.10%) Enterprise Software
3 43 (4.99%) Greenfield Project
4 28 (3.25%) Mobile App
5 24 (2.78%) Self-Motivation
6 18 (2.09%) Cloud Native
7 14 (1.62%) Hedge funds
7 14 (1.62%) User Experience
8 12 (1.39%) EPoS
8 12 (1.39%) Management Information System
9 10 (1.16%) Data Structures
10 9 (1.04%) NHS
11 8 (0.93%) Embedded Systems
11 8 (0.93%) Equities
12 7 (0.81%) Client/Server
13 6 (0.70%) Clustering
13 6 (0.70%) N-Tier
13 6 (0.70%) Smartphone
14 5 (0.58%) Algorithms
15 3 (0.35%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 109 (12.65%) Windows
2 32 (3.71%) Linux
3 27 (3.13%) Apple iOS
4 26 (3.02%) Android
5 10 (1.16%) Windows Server
6 7 (0.81%) Unix
7 4 (0.46%) Mac OS
8 3 (0.35%) VMS
8 3 (0.35%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (0.23%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.12%) CentOS
10 1 (0.12%) MVS
10 1 (0.12%) OS/2
10 1 (0.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.12%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.12%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 360 (41.76%) MVC
2 358 (41.53%) Agile Software Development
3 182 (21.11%) TDD
4 144 (16.71%) DevOps
5 137 (15.89%) Microservices
6 132 (15.31%) Scrum
7 107 (12.41%) Continuous Integration
8 103 (11.95%) Unit Testing
9 96 (11.14%) Problem-Solving
10 93 (10.79%) BDD
10 93 (10.79%) Web Development
11 92 (10.67%) SOLID
12 86 (9.98%) Test Automation
13 71 (8.24%) SDLC
14 70 (8.12%) OO
15 51 (5.92%) MVVM
16 50 (5.80%) Software Engineering
17 49 (5.68%) Dependency Injection
18 43 (4.99%) Kanban
18 43 (4.99%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 743 (86.19%) C#
2 387 (44.90%) JavaScript
3 349 (40.49%) SQL
4 108 (12.53%) T-SQL
5 102 (11.83%) TypeScript
6 49 (5.68%) PowerShell
7 44 (5.10%) Java
8 43 (4.99%) VB.NET
9 34 (3.94%) Python
10 17 (1.97%) PL/SQL
11 13 (1.51%) VBA
12 12 (1.39%) VB
13 10 (1.16%) Bash Shell
14 9 (1.04%) PHP
15 8 (0.93%) Ruby
15 8 (0.93%) XAML
16 6 (0.70%) R
16 6 (0.70%) Scala
17 5 (0.58%) C
18 4 (0.46%) C++
Qualifications
1 40 (4.64%) Degree
2 35 (4.06%) Security Cleared
3 26 (3.02%) SC Cleared
4 22 (2.55%) Computer Science Degree
5 8 (0.93%) Microsoft Certification
6 7 (0.81%) ISTQB
7 5 (0.58%) Numerate Degree
8 4 (0.46%) PhD
9 2 (0.23%) BC Cleared
9 2 (0.23%) BPSS Clearance
9 2 (0.23%) CISM
9 2 (0.23%) CISSP
9 2 (0.23%) ISEB
9 2 (0.23%) Master's Degree
10 1 (0.12%) CompTIA Security+
10 1 (0.12%) DV Cleared
10 1 (0.12%) ISSMP
10 1 (0.12%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 1 (0.12%) MCP
10 1 (0.12%) MCPD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (4.99%) QA
2 13 (1.51%) MiFID
3 2 (0.23%) IFRS
3 2 (0.23%) PMO
3 2 (0.23%) WCAG
4 1 (0.12%) COBIT
4 1 (0.12%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.12%) GDPR
4 1 (0.12%) HL7
4 1 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.12%) PSD2
4 1 (0.12%) SLA
System Software
1 63 (7.31%) Docker
2 38 (4.41%) Active Directory
3 13 (1.51%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (0.23%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.12%) LXC
5 1 (0.12%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 51 (5.92%) Kubernetes
2 27 (3.13%) MIIS
3 13 (1.51%) Ansible
4 10 (1.16%) Terraform
5 9 (1.04%) Puppet
6 6 (0.70%) Microsoft Clustering
6 6 (0.70%) Single Sign-On
7 5 (0.58%) HP ALM
8 1 (0.12%) CASB
8 1 (0.12%) cPanel
8 1 (0.12%) Docker Swarm
8 1 (0.12%) Grafana
8 1 (0.12%) Kibana
8 1 (0.12%) Microsoft Intune
8 1 (0.12%) Opscode Chef
8 1 (0.12%) Perfmon
8 1 (0.12%) TeamSite
Vendors
1 306 (35.50%) Microsoft
2 86 (9.98%) Oracle
3 40 (4.64%) Xamarin
4 14 (1.62%) Google
5 13 (1.51%) Sitecore
6 11 (1.28%) DevExpress
7 10 (1.16%) Telerik
8 7 (0.81%) MuleSoft
9 5 (0.58%) Atlassian
9 5 (0.58%) HP
9 5 (0.58%) Splunk
10 4 (0.46%) Blue Prism
10 4 (0.46%) Sybase
11 3 (0.35%) ESRI
11 3 (0.35%) SAP
11 3 (0.35%) Tableau
11 3 (0.35%) Twitter
12 2 (0.23%) BT
12 2 (0.23%) VMware
12 2 (0.23%) webMethods