Period
to 25 July 2021

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 25 July 2021 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
25 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 241 217 189
Rank change year-on-year -24 -28 -11
Contract jobs citing .NET Framework 789 458 1,388
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 1.11% 1.22% 1.51%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 3.70% 4.01% 4.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 582 313 1,053
10th Percentile £331 £313 £320
25th Percentile £405 £358 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £475 £425 £450
Median % change year-on-year +11.76% -5.56% +9.09%
75th Percentile £600 £500 £506
90th Percentile £700 £675 £590
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £413
% change year-on-year +6.25% -3.03% +8.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 2 10
10th Percentile £35.00 £38.93 £34.62
25th Percentile £36.13 £39.94 £41.25
Median hourly rate £44.50 £42.75 £46.25
Median % change year-on-year +4.09% -7.57% +6.94%
75th Percentile £46.25 £44.44 £52.17
90th Percentile £50.00 £44.78 £58.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £42.75 £47.50
% change year-on-year +5.26% -10.00% +18.75%

.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 21,348 11,432 29,325
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 30.17% 30.47% 31.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 15,263 8,090 20,685
10th Percentile £356 £335 £333
25th Percentile £414 £413 £406
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £500 £490
Median % change year-on-year - +2.04% +3.16%
75th Percentile £600 £588 £575
90th Percentile £694 £675 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £440
% change year-on-year - +2.27% +4.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 195 101 273
10th Percentile £15.27 £20.50 £17.63
25th Percentile £27.00 £30.00 £26.25
Median hourly rate £45.00 £45.00 £44.57
Median % change year-on-year - +0.98% +7.39%
75th Percentile £57.13 £58.00 £52.50
90th Percentile £68.59 £66.00 £60.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.44 £42.75 £44.00
% change year-on-year -0.74% -2.84% +10.00%

.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 25 July 2021.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing .NET Framework over the 6 months to 25 July 2021.

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 25 July 2021. 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 -31 620 £475 +11.76% 720
London -6 358 £600 +20.00% 208
UK excluding London -39 319 £425 +6.25% 575
Work from Home -121 185 £450 +5.88% 172
North of England +24 87 £425 +9.68% 169
South East -48 70 £375 -6.25% 135
North West +18 62 £423 +3.68% 105
Scotland -44 45 £450 +3.75% 29
Midlands -36 41 £360 +2.86% 112
Wales +12 27 £479 +6.44% 23
West Midlands -30 26 £438 +16.67% 63
East of England -25 24 £413 -2.94% 36
Yorkshire -6 20 £428 +25.74% 47
South West -36 18 £413 +0.61% 60
East Midlands -13 15 £325 - 49
Northern Ireland +2 7 £430 -0.23% 11
North East -5 5 £465 +24.00% 17

For the 6 months to 25 July 2021, 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.

1 789 (100.00%) .NET
2 626 (79.34%) C#
3 377 (47.78%) SQL
4 353 (44.74%) SQL Server
5 337 (42.71%) Agile Software Development
6 331 (41.95%) Azure
7 288 (36.50%) .NET Core
8 280 (35.49%) JavaScript
9 274 (34.73%) ASP.NET
10 244 (30.93%) Entity Framework
11 221 (28.01%) MVC
12 220 (27.88%) AngularJS
13 206 (26.11%) DevOps
14 189 (23.95%) HTML
14 189 (23.95%) Microsoft
15 181 (22.94%) Git (software)
16 168 (21.29%) CSS
17 151 (19.14%) ASP.NET Web API
18 140 (17.74%) Social Skills
18 140 (17.74%) Banking
19 139 (17.62%) TDD
19 139 (17.62%) Oracle
20 133 (16.86%) Finance
21 121 (15.34%) Microservices
22 117 (14.83%) TypeScript
22 117 (14.83%) Visual Studio
22 117 (14.83%) Test Automation
23 114 (14.45%) RESTful
23 114 (14.45%) Windows
24 107 (13.56%) React

.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 26 (3.30%) IIS
2 21 (2.66%) SharePoint
3 19 (2.41%) Confluence
4 14 (1.77%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 11 (1.39%) CMS
6 10 (1.27%) Apache
7 8 (1.01%) Oracle Coherence
8 7 (0.89%) Umbraco
9 6 (0.76%) Apache Solr
10 5 (0.63%) Drupal
10 5 (0.63%) EPiServer
11 4 (0.51%) Apache Spark
11 4 (0.51%) MQSeries
11 4 (0.51%) WebSphere
12 3 (0.38%) BizTalk Server
12 3 (0.38%) Ethereum
13 2 (0.25%) Camunda
13 2 (0.25%) nginx
13 2 (0.25%) SharePoint 2010
13 2 (0.25%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 25 (3.17%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (0.89%) Microsoft Office
3 6 (0.76%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.25%) Chatbot
4 2 (0.25%) InfoPath
4 2 (0.25%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.13%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.13%) InDesign
5 1 (0.13%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.13%) Siemens NX
Business Applications
1 15 (1.90%) SunGard Martini
2 14 (1.77%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.38%) Exchequer
4 1 (0.13%) Cerner Millennium
4 1 (0.13%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.13%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 331 (41.95%) Azure
2 58 (7.35%) AWS
3 44 (5.58%) Serverless
4 39 (4.94%) Azure Cosmos DB
5 38 (4.82%) Azure Service Bus
6 30 (3.80%) PaaS
7 29 (3.68%) Power Platform
8 28 (3.55%) Azure Data Factory
8 28 (3.55%) Azure Functions
9 19 (2.41%) Azure Active Directory
9 19 (2.41%) Dynamics 365
9 19 (2.41%) NuGet
10 15 (1.90%) IaaS
10 15 (1.90%) SaaS
11 14 (1.77%) Azure Logic Apps
11 14 (1.77%) Azure Service Fabric
12 12 (1.52%) Azure Storage
13 10 (1.27%) Azure Key Vault
13 10 (1.27%) Azure Synapse Analytics
13 10 (1.27%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 35 (4.44%) TCP/IP
2 14 (1.77%) SNMP
2 14 (1.77%) VoIP
3 11 (1.39%) Firewall
4 6 (0.76%) DNS
5 5 (0.63%) LAN
6 4 (0.51%) Internet
6 4 (0.51%) WAN
6 4 (0.51%) Wireshark
7 3 (0.38%) HTTP
8 2 (0.25%) Kerberos
9 1 (0.13%) DHCP
9 1 (0.13%) Extranet
9 1 (0.13%) Intranet
9 1 (0.13%) Network Security
9 1 (0.13%) Reverse Proxy
9 1 (0.13%) SSL
9 1 (0.13%) VLAN
9 1 (0.13%) VPN
9 1 (0.13%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 353 (44.74%) SQL Server
2 44 (5.58%) Azure SQL Database
3 43 (5.45%) NoSQL
4 39 (4.94%) Relational Database
5 35 (4.44%) Oracle Database
6 31 (3.93%) Data Warehouse
7 30 (3.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 28 (3.55%) Data Lake
9 27 (3.42%) MongoDB
10 21 (2.66%) Power BI
10 21 (2.66%) SQL Server 2016
11 20 (2.53%) SQL Server 2012
11 20 (2.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 19 (2.41%) Redis
13 15 (1.90%) Oracle Database 12c
14 13 (1.65%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
15 11 (1.39%) Big Data
16 10 (1.27%) SQL Server 2008
16 10 (1.27%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 9 (1.14%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 181 (22.94%) Git (software)
2 117 (14.83%) Visual Studio
3 93 (11.79%) Jenkins
4 83 (10.52%) TeamCity
5 60 (7.60%) NUnit
6 58 (7.35%) Team Foundation Server
7 54 (6.84%) JIRA
8 49 (6.21%) Selenium
9 45 (5.70%) SpecFlow
10 37 (4.69%) Bitbucket
11 31 (3.93%) Subversion
12 30 (3.80%) Octopus Deploy
13 21 (2.66%) JMeter
13 21 (2.66%) Robot Framework
14 20 (2.53%) MSTest
15 17 (2.15%) Visual Studio Team System
16 16 (2.03%) Artifactory
17 15 (1.90%) CppUnit
17 15 (1.90%) Oracle APEX
17 15 (1.90%) ReSharper
General
1 140 (17.74%) Banking
1 140 (17.74%) Social Skills
2 133 (16.86%) Finance
3 75 (9.51%) Front Office
4 63 (7.98%) Investment Banking
5 39 (4.94%) Analytical Skills
6 27 (3.42%) Public Sector
7 16 (2.03%) Presentation Skills
8 14 (1.77%) Documentation Skills
9 13 (1.65%) Military
10 11 (1.39%) Back Office
11 9 (1.14%) Marketing
12 8 (1.01%) Pharmaceutical
13 6 (0.76%) Billing
13 6 (0.76%) Retail
14 5 (0.63%) Law
14 5 (0.63%) Legal
15 4 (0.51%) Automotive
16 3 (0.38%) Games
16 3 (0.38%) Inclusion and Diversity
Job Titles
1 596 (75.54%) Developer
2 351 (44.49%) .NET Developer
3 196 (24.84%) C# Developer
4 119 (15.08%) C# .NET Developer
5 77 (9.76%) Senior Developer
6 74 (9.38%) Full Stack Developer
7 50 (6.34%) SQL Developer
8 49 (6.21%) Software Developer
9 48 (6.08%) Senior .NET Developer
10 42 (5.32%) Azure Developer
11 32 (4.06%) Software Engineer
12 28 (3.55%) Consultant
13 24 (3.04%) Applications Developer
14 23 (2.92%) ASP.NET Developer
14 23 (2.92%) DevOps Engineer
14 23 (2.92%) Front Office Developer
15 22 (2.79%) Java Developer
16 20 (2.53%) C++ Developer
16 20 (2.53%) Senior Consultant
17 19 (2.41%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 789 (100.00%) .NET
2 288 (36.50%) .NET Core
3 274 (34.73%) ASP.NET
4 244 (30.93%) Entity Framework
5 220 (27.88%) AngularJS
6 189 (23.95%) HTML
7 168 (21.29%) CSS
8 151 (19.14%) ASP.NET Web API
9 114 (14.45%) RESTful
10 107 (13.56%) React
11 102 (12.93%) REST
12 100 (12.67%) Web Services
13 95 (12.04%) ASP.NET Core
14 85 (10.77%) jQuery
14 85 (10.77%) WPF
15 83 (10.52%) ASP.NET MVC
15 83 (10.52%) WCF
16 73 (9.25%) HTML5
17 62 (7.86%) JSON
17 62 (7.86%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 48 (6.08%) User Experience
2 37 (4.69%) Greenfield Project
3 24 (3.04%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 24 (3.04%) Self-Motivation
4 21 (2.66%) Data Structures
4 21 (2.66%) Legacy Applications
5 19 (2.41%) Fixed Income
6 16 (2.03%) Data Protection Act
7 14 (1.77%) Derivative
8 13 (1.65%) Enterprise Software
9 10 (1.27%) N-Tier
10 9 (1.14%) Management Information System
10 9 (1.14%) NHS
11 8 (1.01%) Cloud Native
11 8 (1.01%) Market Risk
11 8 (1.01%) Mobile App
12 6 (0.76%) Biotechnology
12 6 (0.76%) Robotics
13 5 (0.63%) Hedge funds
13 5 (0.63%) Legacy Systems
Operating Systems
1 114 (14.45%) Windows
2 29 (3.68%) Linux
3 9 (1.14%) Windows Server
4 8 (1.01%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 7 (0.89%) Android
6 6 (0.76%) Apple iOS
7 4 (0.51%) CentOS
7 4 (0.51%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.13%) SUSE
8 1 (0.13%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.13%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.13%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.13%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.13%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 337 (42.71%) Agile Software Development
2 221 (28.01%) MVC
3 206 (26.11%) DevOps
4 139 (17.62%) TDD
5 121 (15.34%) Microservices
6 117 (14.83%) Test Automation
7 105 (13.31%) Scrum
8 99 (12.55%) Continuous Integration
9 94 (11.91%) Unit Testing
10 92 (11.66%) Software Engineering
11 78 (9.89%) OO
12 76 (9.63%) Web Development
13 60 (7.60%) Multithreading
14 58 (7.35%) SOLID
15 52 (6.59%) Migration
16 46 (5.83%) SDLC
17 44 (5.58%) OOP
18 42 (5.32%) Computer Science
19 41 (5.20%) Analytics
20 40 (5.07%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 626 (79.34%) C#
2 377 (47.78%) SQL
3 280 (35.49%) JavaScript
4 117 (14.83%) TypeScript
5 90 (11.41%) Python
6 75 (9.51%) Java
7 66 (8.37%) T-SQL
8 58 (7.35%) PL/SQL
9 53 (6.72%) PowerShell
10 42 (5.32%) C++
11 27 (3.42%) VB.NET
12 24 (3.04%) VBA
13 22 (2.79%) VB
14 19 (2.41%) ES6
15 15 (1.90%) Scala
16 9 (1.14%) XAML
17 8 (1.01%) C
18 7 (0.89%) Java 8
18 7 (0.89%) Ruby
19 5 (0.63%) PHP
Qualifications
1 50 (6.34%) Degree
2 40 (5.07%) Security Cleared
3 30 (3.80%) SC Cleared
4 13 (1.65%) PhD
5 11 (1.39%) Computer Science Degree
6 10 (1.27%) ISTQB
6 10 (1.27%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 9 (1.14%) Numerate Degree
8 6 (0.76%) Microsoft Certification
9 5 (0.63%) BPSS Clearance
10 1 (0.13%) A+ Certification
10 1 (0.13%) CCNA
10 1 (0.13%) CISA
10 1 (0.13%) Cisco Certification
10 1 (0.13%) CISSP
10 1 (0.13%) HND
10 1 (0.13%) Master's Degree
10 1 (0.13%) MCSD
10 1 (0.13%) MCSE
10 1 (0.13%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (2.28%) QA
2 6 (0.76%) Accessibility
3 4 (0.51%) HL7
3 4 (0.51%) NIST
4 1 (0.13%) COBIT
4 1 (0.13%) Def Stans
4 1 (0.13%) DICOM
4 1 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.13%) NCSC
System Software
1 74 (9.38%) Docker
2 23 (2.92%) Active Directory
3 3 (0.38%) LXC
3 3 (0.38%) Virtual Desktop
4 2 (0.25%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.13%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.13%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.13%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.13%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 92 (11.66%) Kubernetes
2 38 (4.82%) Ansible
3 30 (3.80%) Terraform
4 15 (1.90%) BladeLogic
4 15 (1.90%) Puppet
5 12 (1.52%) Opscode Chef
6 8 (1.01%) Rancher
7 4 (0.51%) Control-M
7 4 (0.51%) MIIS
8 3 (0.38%) Active Directory Federation Services
8 3 (0.38%) Packer
9 2 (0.25%) ITRS Geneos
10 1 (0.13%) Data Guard
10 1 (0.13%) Graphite
10 1 (0.13%) HP Fortify
10 1 (0.13%) Mesos
10 1 (0.13%) Microsoft Clustering
10 1 (0.13%) Prometheus
10 1 (0.13%) StatsD
10 1 (0.13%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 189 (23.95%) Microsoft
2 139 (17.62%) Oracle
3 23 (2.92%) Databricks
4 22 (2.79%) Telerik
5 18 (2.28%) DevExpress
6 15 (1.90%) FIS
6 15 (1.90%) Google
6 15 (1.90%) SunGard
7 10 (1.27%) Xamarin
8 9 (1.14%) MuleSoft
9 8 (1.01%) ESRI
9 8 (1.01%) Salesforce.com
10 7 (0.89%) Sybase
11 6 (0.76%) Automation Anywhere
12 5 (0.63%) IBM
12 5 (0.63%) Splunk
13 4 (0.51%) Blackboard
13 4 (0.51%) BMC
13 4 (0.51%) Red Hat
13 4 (0.51%) Sitecore