Period
to 22 May 2018

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 22 May 2018 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
22 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 178 181 177
Rank change year-on-year +3 -4 -33
Contract jobs citing .NET Framework 1,522 1,314 1,536
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.51% 1.46% 1.46%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 4.61% 4.56% 5.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,136 916 1,095
UK median daily rate £413 £365 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.01% +0.69% -
10th Percentile £313 £269 £281
90th Percentile £588 £538 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year +7.14% +3.70% -3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 18 19
UK median hourly rate £46.42 £40.00 £38.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.04% +3.90% -3.75%
10th Percentile £39.75 £14.12 £33.85
90th Percentile £49.29 £55.31 £64.94
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £37.50 £38.50
% change year-on-year +20.00% -2.60% -9.41%

.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 33,037 28,789 30,108
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 32.81% 31.94% 28.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 23,256 19,897 20,978
UK median daily rate £475 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.57% +2.94% +6.25%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £288
90th Percentile £625 £606 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +3.13% +6.67% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 327 355 441
UK median hourly rate £42.27 £40.50 £38.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.36% +6.58% +8.57%
10th Percentile £15.92 £16.07 £13.50
90th Percentile £64.40 £53.75 £57.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +2.50% +6.67% +7.14%

.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 22 May 2018.

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 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 22 May 2018. 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 +5 1,333 £415 +14.48% 775
UK excluding London -6 946 £375 +7.14% 640
London +35 560 £500 +17.65% 183
North of England +26 248 £350 +3.70% 201
South East -34 243 £400 +14.29% 162
Midlands -20 138 £400 +14.29% 112
North West +15 124 £368 +9.70% 102
Yorkshire +15 106 £350 +3.70% 84
Scotland -14 103 £388 +4.73% 28
South West -5 100 £375 +7.14% 58
West Midlands -4 95 £400 +15.94% 55
Wales +10 50 £400 +13.56% 12
East of England -45 44 £405 +12.20% 59
East Midlands -22 43 £388 +10.32% 57
Northern Ireland +8 19 £431 +7.75% 8
North East -8 18 £335 +3.08% 15
Isle of Man - 1 £400 -

For the 6 months to 22 May 2018, 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 1,522 (100.00%) .NET
2 1,305 (85.74%) C#
3 897 (58.94%) SQL Server
4 822 (54.01%) Agile Software Development
5 763 (50.13%) ASP.NET
6 756 (49.67%) MVC
7 674 (44.28%) Entity Framework
8 669 (43.96%) JavaScript
9 576 (37.84%) SQL
10 524 (34.43%) HTML
11 519 (34.10%) ASP.NET Web API
12 498 (32.72%) Microsoft
13 497 (32.65%) AngularJS
14 478 (31.41%) CSS
15 416 (27.33%) TDD
16 405 (26.61%) ASP.NET MVC
17 360 (23.65%) Microsoft Azure
18 357 (23.46%) jQuery
19 342 (22.47%) Finance
20 332 (21.81%) Scrum
21 324 (21.29%) Continuous Integration
22 301 (19.78%) Visual Studio
23 288 (18.92%) Web Services
24 271 (17.81%) WCF
25 253 (16.62%) Unit Testing
26 229 (15.05%) Git (software)
27 221 (14.52%) Team Foundation Server
28 217 (14.26%) Test Automation
29 214 (14.06%) BDD
30 208 (13.67%) Web Development

.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 74 (4.86%) IIS
2 62 (4.07%) CMS
3 48 (3.15%) Confluence
3 48 (3.15%) SharePoint
4 36 (2.37%) NServiceBus
5 31 (2.04%) BizTalk Server
6 30 (1.97%) Elasticsearch
7 24 (1.58%) Sitecore CMS
8 16 (1.05%) Umbraco
9 12 (0.79%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 11 (0.72%) SharePoint 2013
11 7 (0.46%) Apache
12 4 (0.26%) Kentico
12 4 (0.26%) SharePoint Server
13 3 (0.20%) EPiServer
13 3 (0.20%) MQSeries
13 3 (0.20%) nginx
13 3 (0.20%) OpenStack
13 3 (0.20%) Tomcat
13 3 (0.20%) WordPress
Applications
1 32 (2.10%) Microsoft Excel
2 20 (1.31%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (0.26%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (0.20%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.13%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.066%) HipChat
6 1 (0.066%) InfoPath
6 1 (0.066%) InVision
6 1 (0.066%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.066%) Simulink
6 1 (0.066%) Stateflow
Business Applications
1 36 (2.37%) Dynamics CRM
2 12 (0.79%) Elite 3E
3 11 (0.72%) SAP S/4HANA
4 4 (0.26%) Dynamics NAV
5 3 (0.20%) Endur
5 3 (0.20%) Magento
5 3 (0.20%) WebTrends
6 2 (0.13%) DELMIA
6 2 (0.13%) SDL Web 8
7 1 (0.066%) Dynamics AX
7 1 (0.066%) Markit EDM
7 1 (0.066%) SAP ERP
7 1 (0.066%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 360 (23.65%) Microsoft Azure
2 133 (8.74%) Amazon AWS
3 35 (2.30%) PaaS
4 29 (1.91%) IaaS
5 25 (1.64%) Serverless
6 22 (1.45%) Cloud Computing
7 20 (1.31%) GitHub
8 19 (1.25%) Office 365
9 18 (1.18%) SaaS
10 17 (1.12%) Amazon EC2
10 17 (1.12%) AWS Lambda
11 14 (0.92%) Google Cloud Platform
12 13 (0.85%) NuGet
13 12 (0.79%) AWS CloudFormation
14 11 (0.72%) Amazon S3
14 11 (0.72%) npm
15 8 (0.53%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 7 (0.46%) Amazon ELB
16 7 (0.46%) Route 53
17 6 (0.39%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 29 (1.91%) HTTP
2 21 (1.38%) Internet
3 11 (0.72%) DNS
4 10 (0.66%) TCP/IP
5 7 (0.46%) Intranet
6 6 (0.39%) Unified Communications
6 6 (0.39%) WEP
7 5 (0.33%) MQTT
7 5 (0.33%) SMTP
7 5 (0.33%) Wireshark
8 4 (0.26%) SMS
9 3 (0.20%) DHCP
9 3 (0.20%) IMAP
10 2 (0.13%) AMQP
10 2 (0.13%) Network Security
11 1 (0.066%) DSL
11 1 (0.066%) IPsec
11 1 (0.066%) Skype
11 1 (0.066%) snoop
11 1 (0.066%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 897 (58.94%) SQL Server
2 138 (9.07%) Relational Database
3 89 (5.85%) SQL Server 2008
4 78 (5.12%) NoSQL
5 76 (4.99%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 74 (4.86%) SQL Server 2012
7 66 (4.34%) RDBMS
8 62 (4.07%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 50 (3.29%) Oracle Database
10 39 (2.56%) Azure SQL Database
11 27 (1.77%) SQL Server 2016
12 26 (1.71%) MongoDB
13 25 (1.64%) SQL Server 2014
14 24 (1.58%) Data Warehouse
15 22 (1.45%) Redis
16 20 (1.31%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 15 (0.99%) DB2
17 15 (0.99%) MySQL
18 14 (0.92%) Oracle Database 11g
18 14 (0.92%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 301 (19.78%) Visual Studio
2 229 (15.05%) Git (software)
3 221 (14.52%) Team Foundation Server
4 165 (10.84%) NUnit
5 121 (7.95%) TeamCity
6 115 (7.56%) JIRA
7 90 (5.91%) Jenkins
8 88 (5.78%) Selenium
9 83 (5.45%) SpecFlow
10 72 (4.73%) Visual Studio Team System
11 60 (3.94%) MSTest
12 58 (3.81%) Octopus Deploy
13 49 (3.22%) ReSharper
14 47 (3.09%) Subversion
15 33 (2.17%) Jasmine
16 27 (1.77%) SonarQube
17 22 (1.45%) Moq
18 18 (1.18%) Atlassian Bamboo
19 16 (1.05%) Bitbucket
19 16 (1.05%) Cucumber
General
1 342 (22.47%) Finance
2 169 (11.10%) Banking
3 54 (3.55%) Investment Banking
4 46 (3.02%) Front Office
5 38 (2.50%) Retail
6 31 (2.04%) Back Office
7 24 (1.58%) Law
8 23 (1.51%) Legal
9 17 (1.12%) Marketing
10 10 (0.66%) Advertising
11 9 (0.59%) Manufacturing
12 8 (0.53%) Games
13 7 (0.46%) Billing
13 7 (0.46%) General Ledger
13 7 (0.46%) Telecoms
14 6 (0.39%) Automotive
15 4 (0.26%) Electronics
15 4 (0.26%) Music Industry
16 2 (0.13%) French Language
17 1 (0.066%) Retail Finance
Job Titles
1 1,232 (80.95%) Developer
2 799 (52.50%) .NET Developer
3 501 (32.92%) C# Developer
4 332 (21.81%) C# .NET Developer
5 142 (9.33%) Full Stack Developer
6 124 (8.15%) Senior Developer
7 123 (8.08%) ASP.NET Developer
8 119 (7.82%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
9 111 (7.29%) SQL Developer
10 103 (6.77%) Angular Developer
11 93 (6.11%) C# ASP.NET Developer
12 91 (5.98%) Software Developer
13 87 (5.72%) Architect
14 81 (5.32%) Senior .NET Developer
15 71 (4.66%) JavaScript Developer
16 67 (4.40%) Agile Developer
17 66 (4.34%) WPF Developer
18 62 (4.07%) C# WPF Developer
19 57 (3.75%) Azure Developer
20 53 (3.48%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,522 (100.00%) .NET
2 763 (50.13%) ASP.NET
3 674 (44.28%) Entity Framework
4 524 (34.43%) HTML
5 519 (34.10%) ASP.NET Web API
6 497 (32.65%) AngularJS
7 478 (31.41%) CSS
8 405 (26.61%) ASP.NET MVC
9 357 (23.46%) jQuery
10 288 (18.92%) Web Services
11 271 (17.81%) WCF
12 198 (13.01%) HTML5
13 176 (11.56%) .NET Core
14 173 (11.37%) XML
15 169 (11.10%) REST
15 169 (11.10%) RESTful
16 148 (9.72%) WPF
17 144 (9.46%) React
18 134 (8.80%) LINQ
19 114 (7.49%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 109 (7.16%) Enterprise Software
2 98 (6.44%) Greenfield Project
3 68 (4.47%) Fintech
4 55 (3.61%) Computer Science
5 52 (3.42%) Analytical Skills
6 50 (3.29%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 47 (3.09%) Self-Motivation
8 34 (2.23%) iPad
9 33 (2.17%) Online Banking
10 32 (2.10%) Fixed Income
11 31 (2.04%) N-Tier
11 31 (2.04%) User Experience
12 25 (1.64%) Hedge funds
13 22 (1.45%) Management Information System
13 22 (1.45%) NHS
14 20 (1.31%) Algorithms
15 18 (1.18%) Data Structures
16 15 (0.99%) Clustering
16 15 (0.99%) Market Risk
16 15 (0.99%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 192 (12.61%) Windows
2 36 (2.37%) Linux
3 26 (1.71%) Windows Server
4 22 (1.45%) Windows Server 2012
5 18 (1.18%) Android
6 17 (1.12%) Apple iOS
7 10 (0.66%) Windows Server 2008
8 9 (0.59%) Windows 10
9 6 (0.39%) Nucleus RTOS
9 6 (0.39%) Windows Embedded Compact
9 6 (0.39%) Windows Phone
9 6 (0.39%) Windows Server 2003
10 5 (0.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 5 (0.33%) Unix
10 5 (0.33%) Windows 8
10 5 (0.33%) Windows Vista
11 4 (0.26%) Windows 7
12 1 (0.066%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.066%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 822 (54.01%) Agile Software Development
2 756 (49.67%) MVC
3 416 (27.33%) TDD
4 332 (21.81%) Scrum
5 324 (21.29%) Continuous Integration
6 253 (16.62%) Unit Testing
7 217 (14.26%) Test Automation
8 214 (14.06%) BDD
9 208 (13.67%) Web Development
10 196 (12.88%) DevOps
11 174 (11.43%) Microservices
11 174 (11.43%) OO
12 135 (8.87%) Problem-Solving
13 134 (8.80%) Software Engineering
14 129 (8.48%) SDLC
15 127 (8.34%) SOLID
16 113 (7.42%) OOP
17 98 (6.44%) E-Commerce
18 91 (5.98%) Kanban
18 91 (5.98%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 1,305 (85.74%) C#
2 669 (43.96%) JavaScript
3 576 (37.84%) SQL
4 168 (11.04%) T-SQL
5 149 (9.79%) TypeScript
6 93 (6.11%) VB.NET
7 85 (5.58%) PowerShell
8 70 (4.60%) Java
9 39 (2.56%) PL/SQL
10 33 (2.17%) Python
11 32 (2.10%) C++
12 28 (1.84%) VB
13 26 (1.71%) VBA
14 20 (1.31%) C
15 19 (1.25%) XAML
16 17 (1.12%) XPath
17 11 (0.72%) Ruby
18 10 (0.66%) Shell Script
19 9 (0.59%) ES6
19 9 (0.59%) Go
Qualifications
1 78 (5.12%) Degree
2 41 (2.69%) Security Cleared
3 23 (1.51%) Computer Science Degree
4 19 (1.25%) Microsoft Certification
5 16 (1.05%) SC Cleared
6 8 (0.53%) BPSS Clearance
6 8 (0.53%) MCP
7 7 (0.46%) ISTQB
7 7 (0.46%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 4 (0.26%) MCSD
8 4 (0.26%) MCTS
8 4 (0.26%) Numerate Degree
9 3 (0.20%) HND
9 3 (0.20%) PhD
10 2 (0.13%) CTC Cleared
10 2 (0.13%) MCAD
10 2 (0.13%) MCPD
10 2 (0.13%) MCSE
11 1 (0.066%) DV Cleared
11 1 (0.066%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 56 (3.68%) QA
2 13 (0.85%) HL7
3 11 (0.72%) MiFID
4 7 (0.46%) GCP
4 7 (0.46%) GDPR
4 7 (0.46%) SLA
5 5 (0.33%) Disclosure Scotland
6 4 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 4 (0.26%) PMO
7 1 (0.066%) AQAP
7 1 (0.066%) ISO 26262
System Software
1 115 (7.56%) Docker
2 18 (1.18%) Active Directory
2 18 (1.18%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (0.85%) Microsoft App-V
4 12 (0.79%) VMware ESXi
5 10 (0.66%) Hyper-V
6 7 (0.46%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 7 (0.46%) Virtual Servers
7 5 (0.33%) Virtual Desktop
7 5 (0.33%) Virtual Machines
8 3 (0.20%) QEMU
9 2 (0.13%) Xen
Systems Management
1 46 (3.02%) Kubernetes
2 27 (1.77%) Puppet
3 25 (1.64%) Opscode Chef
4 13 (0.85%) BladeLogic
5 12 (0.79%) Single Sign-On
6 8 (0.53%) Control-M
6 8 (0.53%) SCCM
6 8 (0.53%) vCenter Server
7 7 (0.46%) Grafana
7 7 (0.46%) HP ALM
8 6 (0.39%) Ansible
8 6 (0.39%) logstash
8 6 (0.39%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 4 (0.26%) PowerCLI
9 4 (0.26%) Prometheus
10 3 (0.20%) Terraform
11 2 (0.13%) Consul
12 1 (0.066%) Kibana
12 1 (0.066%) Nagios
12 1 (0.066%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 498 (32.72%) Microsoft
2 155 (10.18%) Oracle
3 39 (2.56%) Atlassian
4 29 (1.91%) Sitecore
5 26 (1.71%) VMware
6 24 (1.58%) SAP
6 24 (1.58%) Xamarin
7 22 (1.45%) Sybase
8 16 (1.05%) DevExpress
8 16 (1.05%) Telerik
9 13 (0.85%) Intapp
9 13 (0.85%) Teradata
10 12 (0.79%) Micro Focus
11 11 (0.72%) Citrix
12 10 (0.66%) Google
12 10 (0.66%) MuleSoft
13 9 (0.59%) Capita
13 9 (0.59%) Salesforce.com
13 9 (0.59%) Splunk
14 8 (0.53%) HP