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 3 months to 28 March 2017 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
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 169 165 140
Rank change year-on-year -4 -25  
Contract jobs citing .NET Framework 694 794 903
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.54% 1.48% 1.67%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 4.89% 5.29% 6.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 474 560 641
Median daily rate £368 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £295 £287
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £547 £530
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £338 £350
% change year-on-year +3.70% -3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 12 12
Median hourly rate £36.25 £42.25 £36.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.20% +16.55%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.55 £23.95 £23.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.25 £65.46 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £42.25 £38.75
% change year-on-year -31.36% +9.03%  

.NET Framework is in the industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 14193 14997 14342
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 31.48% 27.99% 26.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 9846 10410 9296
Median daily rate £425 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +3.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 183 223 192
Median hourly rate £42.50 £38.75 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.67% +10.71%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £13.00 £19.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £60.62 £46.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.50 £38.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +6.57% +5.55%  

.NET Framework
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing .NET Framework as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

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 3 months to 28 March 2017.

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 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for .NET Framework in the UK

.NET Framework
Top 30 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 3 months to 28 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England 0 648 £365 +4.28% 379
London -30 205 £440 -2.22% 91
South East +36 148 £350 +3.70% 73
South West +6 57 £375 +7.14% 28
East of England -13 50 £356 +13.09% 32
North West +17 49 £345 +6.15% 49
Yorkshire +15 49 £340 -9.33% 38
West Midlands +14 41 £350 +7.69% 26
City of London -24 39 £400 -8.04% 18
Kent +14 38 £338 - 4
East Midlands +1 34 £368 +33.63% 31
West Yorkshire +15 30 £338 -3.57% 19
Manchester +20 27 £350 -2.09% 21
Leeds +13 27 £338 -15.62% 12
Hampshire +27 26 £385 +18.46% 20
Buckinghamshire +7 26 £388 +10.71% 2
Scotland +24 24 £350 +4.86% 10
Bristol +15 24 £475 +35.71% 12
Birmingham +4 21 £379 +24.18% 7
Milton Keynes -2 20 £369 -3.27% 1
North East -11 18 £333 +14.16% 11
Nottinghamshire +18 17 £368 +33.63% 6
Oxfordshire +11 16 £350 +84.21% 13
Nottingham +18 15 £368 +17.60% 4
Surrey +13 15 £425 +13.33% 12
Cambridgeshire 0 15 £300 -4.76% 8
Hertfordshire +7 12 £325 - 11
Glasgow -2 12 £370 +12.97% 2
Oxford - 12 £375 - 5
North Yorkshire +14 11 £350 -17.64% 7

For the 6 months to 28 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing .NET Framework also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for .NET Framework.

1 1364 (100.00%) .NET
2 1093 (80.13%) C#
3 696 (51.03%) SQL Server
4 694 (50.88%) Entity Framework
5 693 (50.81%) MVC
6 640 (46.92%) JavaScript
7 631 (46.26%) Agile Software Development
8 623 (45.67%) ASP.NET
9 536 (39.30%) SQL
10 446 (32.70%) HTML
11 416 (30.50%) CSS
12 411 (30.13%) Microsoft
13 388 (28.45%) ASP.NET MVC
14 356 (26.10%) AngularJS
15 350 (25.66%) WCF
16 348 (25.51%) ASP.NET Web API
17 330 (24.19%) TDD
18 296 (21.70%) Visual Studio
19 294 (21.55%) Team Foundation Server
20 275 (20.16%) Web Services
21 274 (20.09%) jQuery
22 263 (19.28%) Scrum
23 208 (15.25%) XML
24 193 (14.15%) OO
25 184 (13.49%) Finance
26 171 (12.54%) T-SQL
27 162 (11.88%) Continuous Integration
28 161 (11.80%) Microsoft Azure
29 159 (11.66%) Windows
30 157 (11.51%) 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 77 (5.65%) IIS
2 60 (4.40%) CMS
3 58 (4.25%) SharePoint
4 48 (3.52%) Umbraco
5 25 (1.83%) EPiServer
5 25 (1.83%) NServiceBus
5 25 (1.83%) Sitecore CMS
6 19 (1.39%) Confluence
7 17 (1.25%) BizTalk Server
8 16 (1.17%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 13 (0.95%) SharePoint 2013
10 11 (0.81%) WebSphere
11 10 (0.73%) SharePoint 2010
12 7 (0.51%) Tomcat
13 6 (0.44%) Apache
13 6 (0.44%) Oracle Workflow
14 5 (0.37%) Elasticsearch
14 5 (0.37%) WebLogic
14 5 (0.37%) WebSphere Portal
15 4 (0.29%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 121 (8.87%) MS Excel
2 18 (1.32%) MS Office
3 10 (0.73%) MS Visio
4 6 (0.44%) MS Project
5 3 (0.22%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.073%) EngageOne
6 1 (0.073%) Fireworks
6 1 (0.073%) InfoPath
6 1 (0.073%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.073%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 96 (7.04%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (0.66%) Dynamics AX
3 6 (0.44%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.15%) Eloqua
4 2 (0.15%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.073%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 1 (0.073%) Magento
5 1 (0.073%) Oracle EBS R12
5 1 (0.073%) Teamcenter
5 1 (0.073%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 161 (11.80%) Microsoft Azure
2 31 (2.27%) Amazon AWS
3 22 (1.61%) PaaS
4 16 (1.17%) SaaS
5 10 (0.73%) IaaS
6 7 (0.51%) Cloud Computing
7 5 (0.37%) GitHub
7 5 (0.37%) Office 365
8 4 (0.29%) Amazon EC2
8 4 (0.29%) Amazon S3
8 4 (0.29%) Route 53
9 3 (0.22%) Amazon SQS
9 3 (0.22%) AWS Lambda
9 3 (0.22%) Google Cloud Platform
10 1 (0.073%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 1 (0.073%) Amazon ElastiCache
10 1 (0.073%) Amazon ELB
10 1 (0.073%) Google App Engine
10 1 (0.073%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 1 (0.073%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 24 (1.76%) HTTP
2 18 (1.32%) TCP/IP
3 11 (0.81%) Intranet
4 9 (0.66%) Internet
5 5 (0.37%) DNS
5 5 (0.37%) SSL
6 4 (0.29%) AMQP
6 4 (0.29%) Multicast
6 4 (0.29%) Wireshark
7 3 (0.22%) LDAP
8 2 (0.15%) Extranet
8 2 (0.15%) Firewall
8 2 (0.15%) FTP
8 2 (0.15%) Kerberos
8 2 (0.15%) NetScaler
8 2 (0.15%) SAN
8 2 (0.15%) Skype
8 2 (0.15%) SMS
8 2 (0.15%) VPN
9 1 (0.073%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 696 (51.03%) SQL Server
2 108 (7.92%) SQL Server 2012
3 106 (7.77%) SQL Server 2008
4 73 (5.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 72 (5.28%) Relational Database
6 68 (4.99%) NoSQL
7 62 (4.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 37 (2.71%) Oracle Database
9 29 (2.13%) SQL Server 2014
10 26 (1.91%) MongoDB
10 26 (1.91%) SQL Server 2005
11 23 (1.69%) RDBMS
12 21 (1.54%) Data Warehouse
13 19 (1.39%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 18 (1.32%) MySQL
15 17 (1.25%) Azure SQL Database
15 17 (1.25%) Oracle Database 11g
16 13 (0.95%) SQL Server 2016
17 12 (0.88%) MS Access
18 10 (0.73%) DB2
Development Applications
1 296 (21.70%) Visual Studio
2 294 (21.55%) Team Foundation Server
3 121 (8.87%) Git (software)
4 108 (7.92%) NUnit
5 87 (6.38%) Visual Studio Team System
6 59 (4.33%) MSTest
7 56 (4.11%) Subversion
8 54 (3.96%) JIRA
9 51 (3.74%) Selenium
9 51 (3.74%) TeamCity
10 46 (3.37%) Moq
11 43 (3.15%) SpecFlow
12 32 (2.35%) Jasmine
13 29 (2.13%) Grunt
13 29 (2.13%) gulp
14 28 (2.05%) Jenkins
15 24 (1.76%) MSBuild
16 21 (1.54%) Cucumber
17 19 (1.39%) Octopus Deploy
18 18 (1.32%) ReSharper
General
1 184 (13.49%) Finance
2 60 (4.40%) Banking
3 47 (3.45%) Front Office
4 25 (1.83%) Marketing
5 24 (1.76%) Advertising
5 24 (1.76%) Back Office
6 22 (1.61%) Retail
7 18 (1.32%) Investment Banking
8 16 (1.17%) Publishing
9 13 (0.95%) Manufacturing
10 11 (0.81%) Telecoms
11 9 (0.66%) Electronics
12 6 (0.44%) Games
13 5 (0.37%) Automotive
14 4 (0.29%) Billing
14 4 (0.29%) German Language
14 4 (0.29%) Law
14 4 (0.29%) Legal
15 2 (0.15%) Financial Institution
15 2 (0.15%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 1158 (84.90%) Developer
2 726 (53.23%) .NET Developer
3 481 (35.26%) C# Developer
4 352 (25.81%) C# .NET Developer
5 144 (10.56%) ASP.NET Developer
6 142 (10.41%) Senior Developer
7 131 (9.60%) SQL Developer
8 104 (7.62%) Senior .NET Developer
9 100 (7.33%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
9 100 (7.33%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 83 (6.09%) Software Developer
11 71 (5.21%) CRM Developer
11 71 (5.21%) JavaScript Developer
12 69 (5.06%) Full Stack Developer
13 65 (4.77%) Dynamics CRM Developer
13 65 (4.77%) Senior C# Developer
14 60 (4.40%) Microsoft Developer
15 58 (4.25%) WPF Developer
16 51 (3.74%) Senior C# .NET Developer
17 50 (3.67%) Angular Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1364 (100.00%) .NET
2 694 (50.88%) Entity Framework
3 623 (45.67%) ASP.NET
4 446 (32.70%) HTML
5 416 (30.50%) CSS
6 388 (28.45%) ASP.NET MVC
7 356 (26.10%) AngularJS
8 350 (25.66%) WCF
9 348 (25.51%) ASP.NET Web API
10 275 (20.16%) Web Services
11 274 (20.09%) jQuery
12 208 (15.25%) XML
13 157 (11.51%) HTML5
14 153 (11.22%) LINQ
15 145 (10.63%) WPF
16 125 (9.16%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 122 (8.94%) REST
18 106 (7.77%) JSON
19 89 (6.52%) Ajax
20 86 (6.30%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 83 (6.09%) Analytical Skills
2 52 (3.81%) Algorithms
3 38 (2.79%) User Experience
4 37 (2.71%) Computer Science
5 36 (2.64%) Mobile App
6 27 (1.98%) Fixed Income
7 21 (1.54%) N-Tier
8 18 (1.32%) Enterprise Software
9 17 (1.25%) Data Structures
10 13 (0.95%) Equities
11 11 (0.81%) NHS
12 10 (0.73%) iPad
12 10 (0.73%) Management Information System
13 9 (0.66%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 8 (0.59%) Derivative
14 8 (0.59%) Graphic Design
14 8 (0.59%) Virtual Team
15 6 (0.44%) Clustering
15 6 (0.44%) EMV
15 6 (0.44%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 159 (11.66%) Windows
2 39 (2.86%) Windows Server
3 29 (2.13%) Linux
4 15 (1.10%) Android
5 11 (0.81%) Windows Server 2008
6 10 (0.73%) Apple iOS
6 10 (0.73%) Unix
7 9 (0.66%) Windows Server 2012
8 6 (0.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 6 (0.44%) Windows 7
9 5 (0.37%) Windows Phone
10 4 (0.29%) Windows Phone 8
10 4 (0.29%) Windows Server 2003
11 3 (0.22%) Windows XP
12 2 (0.15%) Windows Embedded Compact
13 1 (0.073%) Embedded Linux
13 1 (0.073%) Solaris
13 1 (0.073%) Ubuntu
13 1 (0.073%) VMS
13 1 (0.073%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 693 (50.81%) MVC
2 631 (46.26%) Agile Software Development
3 330 (24.19%) TDD
4 263 (19.28%) Scrum
5 193 (14.15%) OO
6 162 (11.88%) Continuous Integration
7 149 (10.92%) Unit Testing
8 147 (10.78%) Web Development
9 118 (8.65%) SOLID
10 104 (7.62%) CRM
11 99 (7.26%) SOA
12 92 (6.74%) Software Engineering
13 89 (6.52%) SDLC
14 83 (6.09%) BDD
14 83 (6.09%) Dependency Injection
15 79 (5.79%) Multithreading
16 76 (5.57%) OOP
17 71 (5.21%) MVVM
18 68 (4.99%) DevOps
19 67 (4.91%) Front End Development
Programming Languages
1 1093 (80.13%) C#
2 640 (46.92%) JavaScript
3 536 (39.30%) SQL
4 171 (12.54%) T-SQL
5 87 (6.38%) TypeScript
6 69 (5.06%) Java
7 67 (4.91%) VB.NET
8 57 (4.18%) PowerShell
9 55 (4.03%) VB
10 42 (3.08%) VBA
11 19 (1.39%) PL/SQL
11 19 (1.39%) Ruby
12 16 (1.17%) PHP
12 16 (1.17%) Python
13 15 (1.10%) ES6
14 14 (1.03%) C++
15 10 (0.73%) VB6
16 9 (0.66%) C
16 9 (0.66%) X++
17 7 (0.51%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 91 (6.67%) Security Cleared
2 74 (5.43%) SC Cleared
3 63 (4.62%) Degree
4 22 (1.61%) DV Cleared
5 10 (0.73%) Microsoft Certification
6 7 (0.51%) HNC
7 5 (0.37%) BPSS Clearance
7 5 (0.37%) MCAD
7 5 (0.37%) MCSD
7 5 (0.37%) MCTS
8 4 (0.29%) HND
9 3 (0.22%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 3 (0.22%) PhD
10 2 (0.15%) CFA
10 2 (0.15%) CTC Cleared
11 1 (0.073%) ISEB
11 1 (0.073%) ISTQB
11 1 (0.073%) MCP
11 1 (0.073%) MCPD
11 1 (0.073%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 69 (5.06%) QA
2 10 (0.73%) Disclosure Scotland
3 5 (0.37%) Basel III
3 5 (0.37%) CRD IV
4 3 (0.22%) Data Quality
4 3 (0.22%) SDET
4 3 (0.22%) SLA
5 2 (0.15%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.15%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.15%) TickIT
5 2 (0.15%) WCAG
6 1 (0.073%) Dodd-Frank
6 1 (0.073%) EMIR
6 1 (0.073%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 25 (1.83%) Active Directory
2 11 (0.81%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (0.37%) Docker
4 3 (0.22%) VMware Workstation
5 2 (0.15%) Firmware
6 1 (0.073%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 1 (0.073%) etcd
6 1 (0.073%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.073%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (0.073%) Virtual Desktop
6 1 (0.073%) VirtualBox
6 1 (0.073%) vSphere
6 1 (0.073%) Xen
Systems Management
1 15 (1.10%) Puppet
2 13 (0.95%) Opscode Chef
3 6 (0.44%) HP Quality Center
4 3 (0.22%) Ansible
4 3 (0.22%) SCOrch
5 2 (0.15%) SCCM
5 2 (0.15%) Terraform
6 1 (0.073%) Control-M
6 1 (0.073%) Docker Swarm
6 1 (0.073%) Fluentd
6 1 (0.073%) Grafana
6 1 (0.073%) Kibana
6 1 (0.073%) Marathon
6 1 (0.073%) Mesos
6 1 (0.073%) OpenView
6 1 (0.073%) Rundeck
6 1 (0.073%) Salt
6 1 (0.073%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (0.073%) Wonderware InTouch
Vendors
1 411 (30.13%) Microsoft
2 139 (10.19%) Oracle
3 34 (2.49%) Xamarin
4 33 (2.42%) Sitecore
5 16 (1.17%) Atlassian
6 12 (0.88%) SAP
6 12 (0.88%) Telerik
6 12 (0.88%) VMware
7 11 (0.81%) DevExpress
8 10 (0.73%) IBM
8 10 (0.73%) Infragistics
9 9 (0.66%) Sybase
10 8 (0.59%) RedGate
11 7 (0.51%) Rackspace
11 7 (0.51%) ServiceNow
12 6 (0.44%) AppDynamics
12 6 (0.44%) Google
12 6 (0.44%) Red Hat
13 5 (0.37%) HP
14 4 (0.29%) TIBCO
Worthing, West Sussex
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Rate: £375 - £425 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: From £300 to £330 per day 3 Months initially
Posted: 7 hours ago
London
AMS contingency
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 4 hours ago
Hertfordshire
X4 Group
Rate: £300 - 340 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
South Wales
CPS Group UK
Rate: £350 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
London
Morgan Mckinley
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: Yesterday
County Durham
Oscar
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Poland Site / London Site / Norwich Site
IBS Consulting
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
Croydon, Surrey
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £50000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Ascend Consulting
Rate: From £300 to £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Sanderson
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Northamptonshire
Oscar
Rate: £275 - £325 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
ReThink Recruitment
Posted: Yesterday
Gateshead, Tyne and Wear
KEYRESOURCE
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Lancashire
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Ebury
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Ebury
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Hertfordshire
Oscar
Rate: £225 - £275 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Bristol
OHO Group Ltd.
Rate: £400 - £550 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Ebury
Rate: £454.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
South West
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £300 - £320 per day + working inside IR35
Posted: 6 days ago
Farnham, Surrey
TLP Consultancy Ltd.
Rate: £250 - £500 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Real Staffing
Rate: £500 - £565 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
Experis Ltd
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 5 days ago
Oxfordshire
Nigel Frank International
Posted: 7 days ago
Leicester
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £400.00 - £600 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
Experis Ltd
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 5 days ago
Newcastle upon Tyne
People Source Consulting
Rate: £350 - £380 per day
Posted: 14 days ago
London
People Source Consulting
Rate: £380 - £420 per day
Posted: 14 days ago