Period
to 19 October 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 19 October 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
19 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 210 250 217
Rank change year-on-year +40 -33 -53
Contract jobs citing .NET Framework 1,029 326 1,125
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 1.22% 1.05% 1.33%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 4.11% 3.35% 4.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 788 230 860
10th Percentile £349 £310 £320
25th Percentile £400 £371 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £485 £450 £425
Median % change year-on-year +7.78% +5.88% -
75th Percentile £613 £575 £500
90th Percentile £700 £650 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 2 7
10th Percentile £36.64 £38.68 £30.16
25th Percentile £42.12 £39.31 £38.55
Median hourly rate £48.50 £42.75 £42.00
Median % change year-on-year +13.45% +1.79% -6.67%
75th Percentile £49.75 £46.31 £46.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.03 £54.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £48.50 £42.75 £43.50
% change year-on-year +13.45% -1.72% -3.33%

.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 25,063 9,727 26,247
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 29.77% 31.20% 31.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 18,009 6,889 18,458
10th Percentile £363 £313 £338
25th Percentile £425 £400 £406
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £495 £500
Median % change year-on-year +6.06% -1.00% +5.26%
75th Percentile £625 £588 £575
90th Percentile £700 £675 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £450 £440
% change year-on-year +5.56% +2.27% +3.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 238 73 249
10th Percentile £18.01 £21.90 £20.26
25th Percentile £29.78 £30.00 £32.95
Median hourly rate £49.00 £42.00 £45.00
Median % change year-on-year +16.67% -6.67% +8.25%
75th Percentile £63.25 £54.00 £53.00
90th Percentile £72.85 £61.87 £73.15
UK excluding London median hourly rate £49.00 £46.40 £45.00
% change year-on-year +5.60% +3.11% +8.43%

.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 19 October 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 19 October 2021.

Hourly rate histogram 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 October 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 +5 801 £500 +11.11% 672
London -6 445 £575 +4.55% 188
UK excluding London +5 417 £425 +6.25% 538
Work from Home -54 275 £475 +11.76% 160
South East -31 98 £375 -15.25% 119
North of England -26 85 £428 +14.00% 178
North West -14 67 £425 +13.33% 101
Scotland -43 59 £450 +9.09% 30
Midlands -56 55 £350 +7.69% 99
Wales +13 44 £503 - 14
West Midlands -40 36 £373 +16.41% 53
South West -46 35 £425 +3.66% 55
East of England -19 34 £413 +33.06% 34
East Midlands -32 19 £325 -3.70% 46
Yorkshire -32 18 £428 +14.00% 57
Northern Ireland -2 7 £430 -0.23% 10

For the 6 months to 19 October 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 1,029 (100.00%) .NET
2 853 (82.90%) C#
3 521 (50.63%) SQL
4 491 (47.72%) SQL Server
5 452 (43.93%) Azure
6 438 (42.57%) Agile Software Development
7 387 (37.61%) .NET Core
8 349 (33.92%) ASP.NET
9 341 (33.14%) Entity Framework
10 337 (32.75%) JavaScript
11 298 (28.96%) DevOps
12 278 (27.02%) AngularJS
13 263 (25.56%) MVC
14 247 (24.00%) Microsoft
15 241 (23.42%) Git (software)
16 228 (22.16%) HTML
17 223 (21.67%) ASP.NET Web API
18 208 (20.21%) CSS
19 200 (19.44%) Microservices
20 195 (18.95%) Finance
21 182 (17.69%) Full Stack Development
22 180 (17.49%) Social Skills
23 176 (17.10%) Windows
24 171 (16.62%) Oracle
25 166 (16.13%) Banking
26 165 (16.03%) Scrum
27 162 (15.74%) Test Automation
28 157 (15.26%) REST
29 155 (15.06%) TypeScript
30 152 (14.77%) TDD

.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 51 (4.96%) SharePoint
2 36 (3.50%) Confluence
2 36 (3.50%) IIS
3 16 (1.55%) Umbraco
4 14 (1.36%) CMS
5 11 (1.07%) Apache
6 10 (0.97%) BizTalk Server
7 9 (0.87%) Apache Solr
7 9 (0.87%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 7 (0.68%) WebSphere
9 6 (0.58%) EPiServer
9 6 (0.58%) Tomcat
10 4 (0.39%) Moodle
10 4 (0.39%) SharePoint 2010
10 4 (0.39%) Totara
11 3 (0.29%) Ethereum
11 3 (0.29%) Oracle Coherence
12 2 (0.19%) ColdFusion
12 2 (0.19%) Drupal
12 2 (0.19%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 53 (5.15%) Microsoft Excel
2 8 (0.78%) Microsoft Office
3 6 (0.58%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.19%) InfoPath
4 2 (0.19%) Microsoft Project
4 2 (0.19%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.097%) Chatbot
5 1 (0.097%) Siemens NX
Business Applications
1 26 (2.53%) SunGard Martini
2 17 (1.65%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (0.39%) Dynamics AX
4 3 (0.29%) Exchequer
5 2 (0.19%) Dynamics GP
6 1 (0.097%) Cerner Millennium
6 1 (0.097%) Endur
6 1 (0.097%) Magento
6 1 (0.097%) SAP CRM
6 1 (0.097%) SAP Hybris
6 1 (0.097%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
6 1 (0.097%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 452 (43.93%) Azure
2 71 (6.90%) AWS
3 60 (5.83%) PaaS
4 57 (5.54%) Serverless
5 53 (5.15%) Azure Service Bus
6 47 (4.57%) Azure Active Directory
6 47 (4.57%) Azure Cosmos DB
7 37 (3.60%) Power Platform
8 35 (3.40%) Azure Functions
9 32 (3.11%) Azure Data Factory
9 32 (3.11%) Azure Key Vault
10 23 (2.24%) Dynamics 365
10 23 (2.24%) NuGet
11 22 (2.14%) OpenShift
12 21 (2.04%) GCP
13 20 (1.94%) GitHub
14 19 (1.85%) Azure Logic Apps
15 16 (1.55%) Azure Event Grid
15 16 (1.55%) Azure Storage
15 16 (1.55%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 51 (4.96%) TCP/IP
2 22 (2.14%) SNMP
2 22 (2.14%) VoIP
3 10 (0.97%) Internet
4 7 (0.68%) Intranet
5 6 (0.58%) Firewall
6 5 (0.49%) HTTP
7 4 (0.39%) DNS
7 4 (0.39%) Kerberos
8 2 (0.19%) LAN
8 2 (0.19%) SSH
8 2 (0.19%) SSL
8 2 (0.19%) WAN
8 2 (0.19%) Wireshark
9 1 (0.097%) Extranet
9 1 (0.097%) Network Security
9 1 (0.097%) Skype
9 1 (0.097%) Software-Defined Networking
9 1 (0.097%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 491 (47.72%) SQL Server
2 71 (6.90%) Oracle Database
3 62 (6.03%) Azure SQL Database
3 62 (6.03%) Relational Database
4 42 (4.08%) NoSQL
5 31 (3.01%) Data Lake
5 31 (3.01%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 29 (2.82%) Power BI
6 29 (2.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 28 (2.72%) Data Warehouse
8 26 (2.53%) Oracle Database 12c
9 25 (2.43%) MongoDB
10 23 (2.24%) SQL Server 2012
11 21 (2.04%) Redis
12 17 (1.65%) SQL Server 2016
13 14 (1.36%) Big Data
13 14 (1.36%) MySQL
14 12 (1.17%) SQL Server 2008
15 11 (1.07%) RDBMS
16 10 (0.97%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 241 (23.42%) Git (software)
2 120 (11.66%) Visual Studio
3 106 (10.30%) Jenkins
4 103 (10.01%) TeamCity
5 80 (7.77%) JIRA
6 74 (7.19%) NUnit
6 74 (7.19%) SpecFlow
7 64 (6.22%) Selenium
7 64 (6.22%) Team Foundation Server
8 61 (5.93%) Bitbucket
9 48 (4.66%) Subversion
10 32 (3.11%) Artifactory
10 32 (3.11%) Robot Framework
11 30 (2.92%) Moq
12 27 (2.62%) JMeter
12 27 (2.62%) Oracle APEX
12 27 (2.62%) Visual Studio Team System
13 26 (2.53%) CppUnit
14 25 (2.43%) Octopus Deploy
15 23 (2.24%) MSTest
General
1 195 (18.95%) Finance
2 180 (17.49%) Social Skills
3 166 (16.13%) Banking
4 79 (7.68%) Analytical Skills
5 75 (7.29%) Front Office
6 67 (6.51%) Investment Banking
7 51 (4.96%) Public Sector
8 25 (2.43%) Presentation Skills
9 21 (2.04%) Military
10 19 (1.85%) Retail
11 16 (1.55%) Documentation Skills
12 11 (1.07%) Back Office
12 11 (1.07%) Marketing
13 9 (0.87%) Pharmaceutical
14 7 (0.68%) Billing
14 7 (0.68%) Games
14 7 (0.68%) Law
15 6 (0.58%) Inclusion and Diversity
16 4 (0.39%) Automotive
16 4 (0.39%) Influencing Skills
Job Titles
1 782 (76.00%) Developer
2 436 (42.37%) .NET Developer
3 283 (27.50%) C# Developer
4 155 (15.06%) C# .NET Developer
5 97 (9.43%) Full Stack Developer
6 96 (9.33%) Senior Developer
7 84 (8.16%) Azure Developer
8 68 (6.61%) Software Developer
9 58 (5.64%) SQL Developer
10 56 (5.44%) Software Engineer
11 54 (5.25%) Senior .NET Developer
12 38 (3.69%) Front Office Developer
13 36 (3.50%) Applications Developer
14 35 (3.40%) .NET Software Engineer
14 35 (3.40%) C++ Developer
15 34 (3.30%) Angular Developer
16 33 (3.21%) C# Software Developer
17 32 (3.11%) C# Software Engineer
18 30 (2.92%) .NET Software Developer
19 28 (2.72%) Azure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,029 (100.00%) .NET
2 387 (37.61%) .NET Core
3 349 (33.92%) ASP.NET
4 341 (33.14%) Entity Framework
5 278 (27.02%) AngularJS
6 228 (22.16%) HTML
7 223 (21.67%) ASP.NET Web API
8 208 (20.21%) CSS
9 157 (15.26%) REST
10 146 (14.19%) React
11 127 (12.34%) RESTful
12 112 (10.88%) Web Services
13 109 (10.59%) ASP.NET Core
14 106 (10.30%) jQuery
15 102 (9.91%) ASP.NET MVC
16 97 (9.43%) WCF
17 92 (8.94%) WPF
18 91 (8.84%) HTML5
19 75 (7.29%) JSON
20 73 (7.09%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 54 (5.25%) Greenfield Project
2 46 (4.47%) Self-Motivation
3 27 (2.62%) Data Protection Act
4 26 (2.53%) User Experience
5 20 (1.94%) Fixed Income
6 19 (1.85%) Derivative
7 18 (1.75%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 17 (1.65%) Legacy Applications
9 16 (1.55%) Enterprise Software
10 15 (1.46%) Data Structures
11 14 (1.36%) Market Risk
12 13 (1.26%) NHS
13 12 (1.17%) Cloud Native
13 12 (1.17%) Equities
13 12 (1.17%) Legacy Systems
14 11 (1.07%) N-Tier
15 8 (0.78%) Mobile App
15 8 (0.78%) Robotics
16 7 (0.68%) Analytical Mindset
16 7 (0.68%) Biotechnology
Operating Systems
1 176 (17.10%) Windows
2 33 (3.21%) Linux
3 13 (1.26%) Windows Server
4 7 (0.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (0.49%) Unix
6 3 (0.29%) AIX
6 3 (0.29%) Apple iOS
7 2 (0.19%) Android
7 2 (0.19%) CentOS
7 2 (0.19%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.097%) VMS
8 1 (0.097%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.097%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 438 (42.57%) Agile Software Development
2 298 (28.96%) DevOps
3 263 (25.56%) MVC
4 200 (19.44%) Microservices
5 182 (17.69%) Full Stack Development
6 165 (16.03%) Scrum
7 162 (15.74%) Test Automation
8 152 (14.77%) TDD
9 138 (13.41%) Software Engineering
9 138 (13.41%) Unit Testing
10 113 (10.98%) OO
11 107 (10.40%) Continuous Integration
12 103 (10.01%) SOLID
13 96 (9.33%) Web Development
14 80 (7.77%) SDLC
15 78 (7.58%) BDD
16 63 (6.12%) Analytics
16 63 (6.12%) OOP
17 62 (6.03%) Problem-Solving
18 59 (5.73%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 853 (82.90%) C#
2 521 (50.63%) SQL
3 337 (32.75%) JavaScript
4 155 (15.06%) TypeScript
5 99 (9.62%) T-SQL
6 98 (9.52%) Python
7 95 (9.23%) Java
8 75 (7.29%) PowerShell
9 74 (7.19%) PL/SQL
10 65 (6.32%) C++
11 58 (5.64%) VBA
12 48 (4.66%) VB.NET
13 42 (4.08%) VB
14 25 (2.43%) C
15 11 (1.07%) Scala
16 10 (0.97%) ES6
16 10 (0.97%) Java 8
16 10 (0.97%) XAML
17 7 (0.68%) PHP
17 7 (0.68%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 78 (7.58%) Security Cleared
2 67 (6.51%) SC Cleared
3 62 (6.03%) Degree
4 17 (1.65%) ISTQB
5 16 (1.55%) Computer Science Degree
6 14 (1.36%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 10 (0.97%) PhD
8 9 (0.87%) Numerate Degree
9 8 (0.78%) Microsoft Certification
10 7 (0.68%) BPSS Clearance
11 5 (0.49%) Master's Degree
12 4 (0.39%) DV Cleared
13 2 (0.19%) CISM
13 2 (0.19%) CISSP
13 2 (0.19%) ISEB
14 1 (0.097%) CEH
14 1 (0.097%) CISA
14 1 (0.097%) HND
14 1 (0.097%) MCSD
14 1 (0.097%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 51 (4.96%) QA
2 12 (1.17%) Accessibility
3 6 (0.58%) WCAG
4 4 (0.39%) HL7
4 4 (0.39%) NCSC
5 2 (0.19%) NIST
6 1 (0.097%) COBIT
6 1 (0.097%) Def Stans
6 1 (0.097%) DICOM
6 1 (0.097%) GDPR
6 1 (0.097%) ISO 9000
6 1 (0.097%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.097%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 136 (13.22%) Docker
2 50 (4.86%) Active Directory
3 5 (0.49%) LXC
4 4 (0.39%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.097%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.097%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.097%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 122 (11.86%) Kubernetes
2 43 (4.18%) Ansible
3 35 (3.40%) Terraform
4 26 (2.53%) BladeLogic
5 16 (1.55%) Opscode Chef
5 16 (1.55%) Puppet
6 9 (0.87%) Rancher
7 8 (0.78%) MIIS
8 6 (0.58%) Control-M
9 4 (0.39%) Active Directory Federation Services
9 4 (0.39%) Kibana
10 3 (0.29%) Grafana
10 3 (0.29%) ITRS Geneos
11 2 (0.19%) logstash
12 1 (0.097%) Graphite
12 1 (0.097%) Mesos
12 1 (0.097%) Microsoft Clustering
12 1 (0.097%) Nexpose
12 1 (0.097%) Packer
12 1 (0.097%) StatsD
Vendors
1 247 (24.00%) Microsoft
2 171 (16.62%) Oracle
3 28 (2.72%) Databricks
4 26 (2.53%) FIS
4 26 (2.53%) SunGard
5 23 (2.24%) Telerik
6 17 (1.65%) Google
7 10 (0.97%) Citrix
8 9 (0.87%) Splunk
9 8 (0.78%) ESRI
9 8 (0.78%) Sybase
10 7 (0.68%) IBM
10 7 (0.68%) MuleSoft
11 6 (0.58%) Automation Anywhere
11 6 (0.58%) Blackboard
11 6 (0.58%) BMC
11 6 (0.58%) Xamarin
12 5 (0.49%) DevExpress
13 4 (0.39%) hybris
13 4 (0.39%) ServiceNow