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 23 June 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
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 189 193 140
Rank change year-on-year +4 -53  
Contract jobs citing .NET Framework 619 697 945
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.32% 1.30% 1.68%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 4.12% 4.57% 6.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 463 501 678
Median daily rate £375 £375 £373
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +0.67%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +3.57% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 4 13
Median hourly rate £42.50 £36.50 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.43% -14.11%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £25.15 £22.24
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.25 £41.90 £50.24
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.88 £36.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year +14.72% -14.11%  

.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 15019 15261 15400
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 32.08% 28.36% 27.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 10384 10752 10284
Median daily rate £427 £420 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.66% +8.38%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £300 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 199 178 208
Median hourly rate £41.50 £36.50 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.69% -1.35%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.82 £16.60 £17.68
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £51.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £36.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +18.05% -10.00%  

.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 23 June 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 23 June 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 23 June 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 -6 526 £370 -1.33% 384
London -36 202 £425 - 100
South East -3 111 £363 +3.57% 91
South West +13 52 £338 +3.84% 26
Scotland +48 45 £390 +23.80% 11
City of London -5 44 £413 -2.94% 27
East of England -24 37 £388 +10.71% 31
North West +19 35 £360 +2.85% 44
Kent +20 34 £340 +34.65% 3
East Midlands +3 34 £350 -17.64% 27
Edinburgh +33 33 £444 +40.87% 4
Yorkshire +12 28 £325 - 37
Wiltshire +14 27 £338 +3.84% 10
Wales +23 26 £375 -18.91% 5
Hampshire +14 25 £381 +8.92% 28
South Wales +21 24 £375 -18.91%
Swindon +12 23 £338 - 6
Cardiff +20 21 £375 -
Manchester +9 16 £375 - 25
Berkshire +7 15 £400 +6.66% 8
Leicestershire +6 15 £350 +17.64% 10
West Yorkshire +3 15 £315 -3.07% 21
West Midlands -12 15 £346 -11.50% 22
County Antrim -30 15 £408 +25.46% 1
Belfast -33 15 £408 +25.46% 1
Northern Ireland -36 15 £408 +25.46% 1
Leicester +11 14 £350 +7.69% 9
Surrey +9 14 £400 +14.28% 18
Cheshire +28 12 £360 -4.00% 8
Hertfordshire +2 12 £310 -31.11% 9

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 1309 (100.00%) .NET
2 1069 (81.67%) C#
3 671 (51.26%) SQL Server
4 668 (51.03%) MVC
5 664 (50.73%) Entity Framework
6 617 (47.14%) JavaScript
7 616 (47.06%) ASP.NET
8 609 (46.52%) Agile Software Development
9 570 (43.54%) SQL
10 461 (35.22%) HTML
11 437 (33.38%) Microsoft
12 428 (32.70%) CSS
13 379 (28.95%) AngularJS
14 368 (28.11%) TDD
15 356 (27.20%) ASP.NET MVC
16 351 (26.81%) ASP.NET Web API
17 334 (25.52%) WCF
18 309 (23.61%) Web Services
19 292 (22.31%) Team Foundation Server
20 275 (21.01%) jQuery
21 260 (19.86%) Visual Studio
22 244 (18.64%) Scrum
23 222 (16.96%) Finance
24 209 (15.97%) XML
25 179 (13.67%) Windows
26 176 (13.45%) Microsoft Azure
27 166 (12.68%) Continuous Integration
28 164 (12.53%) LINQ
29 161 (12.30%) Web Development
29 161 (12.30%) T-SQL

.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 83 (6.34%) IIS
2 73 (5.58%) CMS
3 69 (5.27%) SharePoint
4 45 (3.44%) EPiServer
5 37 (2.83%) NServiceBus
6 27 (2.06%) Umbraco
7 21 (1.60%) SharePoint 2013
7 21 (1.60%) Sitecore CMS
8 18 (1.38%) BizTalk Server
8 18 (1.38%) Confluence
9 17 (1.30%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 16 (1.22%) SharePoint 2010
11 9 (0.69%) Elasticsearch
12 8 (0.61%) WebSphere
13 6 (0.46%) Oracle Workflow
14 4 (0.31%) Documentum
14 4 (0.31%) Skype for Business
14 4 (0.31%) Tomcat
14 4 (0.31%) WebLogic
14 4 (0.31%) WebSphere Portal
Applications
1 31 (2.37%) Microsoft Office
2 21 (1.60%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (0.31%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.23%) Microsoft Project
4 3 (0.23%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.076%) Chatbot
5 1 (0.076%) Fireworks
5 1 (0.076%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 78 (5.96%) Dynamics CRM
2 12 (0.92%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.23%) Remedy ITSM
3 3 (0.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.15%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 2 (0.15%) Endur
5 1 (0.076%) Eloqua
5 1 (0.076%) Magento
5 1 (0.076%) Sage CRM
5 1 (0.076%) SAP CRM
5 1 (0.076%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 176 (13.45%) Microsoft Azure
2 41 (3.13%) Amazon AWS
3 27 (2.06%) PaaS
4 23 (1.76%) SaaS
5 13 (0.99%) IaaS
6 10 (0.76%) AWS Lambda
7 8 (0.61%) GitHub
7 8 (0.61%) Office 365
8 7 (0.53%) Amazon S3
9 6 (0.46%) Amazon EC2
9 6 (0.46%) Yammer
10 5 (0.38%) Amazon SQS
10 5 (0.38%) Azure Active Directory
10 5 (0.38%) Cloud Computing
10 5 (0.38%) OneDrive
10 5 (0.38%) Route 53
11 3 (0.23%) OpenShift
12 1 (0.076%) Amazon ElastiCache
12 1 (0.076%) Azure Machine Learning
12 1 (0.076%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 20 (1.53%) TCP/IP
2 19 (1.45%) DNS
3 18 (1.38%) HTTP
4 12 (0.92%) Internet
5 11 (0.84%) Intranet
6 8 (0.61%) Firewall
7 7 (0.53%) DHCP
7 7 (0.53%) LAN
7 7 (0.53%) LDAP
8 6 (0.46%) SSL
8 6 (0.46%) VLAN
8 6 (0.46%) WAN
9 5 (0.38%) Wi-Fi
9 5 (0.38%) Wireshark
10 4 (0.31%) Multicast
11 3 (0.23%) FTP
11 3 (0.23%) IMAP
11 3 (0.23%) Network Security
11 3 (0.23%) Skype
11 3 (0.23%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 671 (51.26%) SQL Server
2 107 (8.17%) SQL Server 2008
3 99 (7.56%) SQL Server 2012
4 93 (7.10%) Relational Database
5 73 (5.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 62 (4.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 51 (3.90%) NoSQL
8 44 (3.36%) Oracle Database
9 42 (3.21%) RDBMS
10 32 (2.44%) Oracle Database 11g
11 30 (2.29%) MongoDB
11 30 (2.29%) SQL Server 2014
12 28 (2.14%) Data Warehouse
13 21 (1.60%) SQL Server 2016
14 20 (1.53%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 19 (1.45%) SQL Server 2005
16 17 (1.30%) Oracle9i Database
17 14 (1.07%) Redis
18 13 (0.99%) MS Access
19 10 (0.76%) GIS
Development Applications
1 292 (22.31%) Team Foundation Server
2 260 (19.86%) Visual Studio
3 131 (10.01%) Git (software)
4 99 (7.56%) NUnit
5 75 (5.73%) Visual Studio Team System
6 60 (4.58%) JIRA
7 55 (4.20%) TeamCity
8 49 (3.74%) MSTest
9 45 (3.44%) Moq
10 40 (3.06%) Selenium
10 40 (3.06%) SpecFlow
11 33 (2.52%) Jenkins
11 33 (2.52%) Octopus Deploy
12 29 (2.22%) Subversion
13 28 (2.14%) gulp
14 25 (1.91%) MSBuild
15 21 (1.60%) Cucumber
16 20 (1.53%) Jasmine
17 19 (1.45%) ReSharper
18 18 (1.38%) Oracle Forms
General
1 222 (16.96%) Finance
2 71 (5.42%) Banking
3 44 (3.36%) Front Office
4 23 (1.76%) Investment Banking
4 23 (1.76%) Marketing
5 18 (1.38%) Advertising
6 15 (1.15%) Financial Institution
7 14 (1.07%) Retail
8 13 (0.99%) Manufacturing
9 11 (0.84%) Back Office
10 10 (0.76%) Publishing
11 9 (0.69%) Automotive
11 9 (0.69%) Electronics
11 9 (0.69%) Law
11 9 (0.69%) Legal
12 8 (0.61%) Telecoms
13 4 (0.31%) Aerospace
14 3 (0.23%) Billing
14 3 (0.23%) Games
14 3 (0.23%) Interactive Media
Job Titles
1 1096 (83.73%) Developer
2 710 (54.24%) .NET Developer
3 443 (33.84%) C# Developer
4 337 (25.74%) C# .NET Developer
5 172 (13.14%) ASP.NET Developer
6 138 (10.54%) Senior Developer
7 118 (9.01%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 117 (8.94%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
9 114 (8.71%) SQL Developer
10 89 (6.80%) Senior .NET Developer
11 87 (6.65%) Full Stack Developer
12 82 (6.26%) Software Developer
13 66 (5.04%) Senior C# Developer
14 65 (4.97%) Angular Developer
15 59 (4.51%) Web Developer
16 53 (4.05%) CRM Developer
17 49 (3.74%) Architect
17 49 (3.74%) WPF Developer
18 48 (3.67%) Dynamics CRM Developer
18 48 (3.67%) Senior C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1309 (100.00%) .NET
2 664 (50.73%) Entity Framework
3 616 (47.06%) ASP.NET
4 461 (35.22%) HTML
5 428 (32.70%) CSS
6 379 (28.95%) AngularJS
7 356 (27.20%) ASP.NET MVC
8 351 (26.81%) ASP.NET Web API
9 334 (25.52%) WCF
10 309 (23.61%) Web Services
11 275 (21.01%) jQuery
12 209 (15.97%) XML
13 164 (12.53%) LINQ
14 156 (11.92%) HTML5
15 136 (10.39%) JSON
15 136 (10.39%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 133 (10.16%) WPF
17 116 (8.86%) Ajax
18 115 (8.79%) REST
19 94 (7.18%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 84 (6.42%) Greenfield Project
2 63 (4.81%) Analytical Skills
3 59 (4.51%) Algorithms
4 37 (2.83%) User Experience
5 33 (2.52%) Computer Science
6 28 (2.14%) Mobile App
7 25 (1.91%) Fixed Income
8 22 (1.68%) Enterprise Software
8 22 (1.68%) NHS
8 22 (1.68%) N-Tier
9 13 (0.99%) Management Information System
10 12 (0.92%) W3C
11 11 (0.84%) Virtual Team
12 10 (0.76%) Derivative
12 10 (0.76%) Hedge funds
13 8 (0.61%) Data Centre
13 8 (0.61%) Equities
13 8 (0.61%) Equity Derivative
14 7 (0.53%) Fintech
14 7 (0.53%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 179 (13.67%) Windows
2 39 (2.98%) Windows Server
3 21 (1.60%) Linux
4 15 (1.15%) Unix
5 14 (1.07%) Android
6 11 (0.84%) Apple iOS
7 9 (0.69%) Windows Server 2008
7 9 (0.69%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (0.23%) Windows 10
8 3 (0.23%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (0.15%) Mac OS X
9 2 (0.15%) Solaris
9 2 (0.15%) Windows Embedded Compact
10 1 (0.076%) Embedded Linux
10 1 (0.076%) HPUX
10 1 (0.076%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.076%) VMS
10 1 (0.076%) Windows 2000 Server
10 1 (0.076%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 668 (51.03%) MVC
2 609 (46.52%) Agile Software Development
3 368 (28.11%) TDD
4 244 (18.64%) Scrum
5 166 (12.68%) Continuous Integration
6 161 (12.30%) Web Development
7 159 (12.15%) Unit Testing
8 149 (11.38%) OO
9 140 (10.70%) Test Automation
10 123 (9.40%) SDLC
11 118 (9.01%) SOLID
12 95 (7.26%) MVVM
12 95 (7.26%) SOA
13 94 (7.18%) Multithreading
14 90 (6.88%) Software Engineering
15 87 (6.65%) Dependency Injection
16 85 (6.49%) OOP
17 83 (6.34%) CRM
18 77 (5.88%) BDD
18 77 (5.88%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 1069 (81.67%) C#
2 617 (47.14%) JavaScript
3 570 (43.54%) SQL
4 161 (12.30%) T-SQL
5 97 (7.41%) TypeScript
6 70 (5.35%) Java
7 69 (5.27%) PowerShell
8 67 (5.12%) VB.NET
9 45 (3.44%) VB
10 39 (2.98%) PL/SQL
11 37 (2.83%) VBA
12 33 (2.52%) C++
13 26 (1.99%) C
14 19 (1.45%) Python
15 15 (1.15%) Shell Script
15 15 (1.15%) VB6
16 14 (1.07%) ES6
16 14 (1.07%) Ruby
17 13 (0.99%) PHP
18 11 (0.84%) X++
Qualifications
1 80 (6.11%) Security Cleared
2 68 (5.19%) Degree
3 53 (4.05%) SC Cleared
4 24 (1.83%) DV Cleared
5 11 (0.84%) Computer Science Degree
5 11 (0.84%) Microsoft Certification
6 6 (0.46%) BPSS Clearance
7 5 (0.38%) MCTS
8 4 (0.31%) HNC
9 3 (0.23%) ITIL Certification
9 3 (0.23%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 3 (0.23%) MCP
9 3 (0.23%) Numerate Degree
10 2 (0.15%) CFA
10 2 (0.15%) CTC Cleared
10 2 (0.15%) PhD
11 1 (0.076%) CCNP
11 1 (0.076%) HND
11 1 (0.076%) ISEB
11 1 (0.076%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 55 (4.20%) QA
2 7 (0.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (0.46%) GAAP
4 5 (0.38%) COBIT
5 4 (0.31%) Disclosure Scotland
5 4 (0.31%) PCI DSS
6 3 (0.23%) SLA
7 2 (0.15%) GxP
8 1 (0.076%) Dodd-Frank
8 1 (0.076%) EMIR
8 1 (0.076%) IFRS
8 1 (0.076%) ISO 8583
8 1 (0.076%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 1 (0.076%) MiFID
8 1 (0.076%) PMO
8 1 (0.076%) Solvency II
System Software
1 27 (2.06%) Active Directory
2 8 (0.61%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (0.53%) Docker
4 5 (0.38%) UAG
5 3 (0.23%) Virtual Desktop
6 2 (0.15%) Firmware
7 1 (0.076%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.076%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (0.076%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (0.076%) RACF
7 1 (0.076%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (0.076%) VirtualBox
7 1 (0.076%) Xen
Systems Management
1 11 (0.84%) Puppet
2 9 (0.69%) Opscode Chef
3 7 (0.53%) Control-M
4 5 (0.38%) Ansible
4 5 (0.38%) HP Quality Center
4 5 (0.38%) SCOrch
5 4 (0.31%) Mesos
6 2 (0.15%) Terraform
7 1 (0.076%) Consul
7 1 (0.076%) Fluentd
7 1 (0.076%) Grafana
7 1 (0.076%) HP Fortify
7 1 (0.076%) Kibana
7 1 (0.076%) Kubernetes
7 1 (0.076%) Marathon
7 1 (0.076%) Prometheus
7 1 (0.076%) Rundeck
7 1 (0.076%) SCCM
7 1 (0.076%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 1 (0.076%) Wonderware InTouch
Vendors
1 437 (33.38%) Microsoft
2 149 (11.38%) Oracle
3 28 (2.14%) Sitecore
4 22 (1.68%) Xamarin
5 17 (1.30%) Atlassian
6 16 (1.22%) Infragistics
7 14 (1.07%) Sybase
8 13 (0.99%) DevExpress
9 12 (0.92%) Telerik
10 10 (0.76%) SAP
11 9 (0.69%) Google
12 8 (0.61%) IBM
12 8 (0.61%) Perforce
12 8 (0.61%) VMware
13 7 (0.53%) HP
14 6 (0.46%) Sencha
15 5 (0.38%) ServiceNow
15 5 (0.38%) Syncfusion
15 5 (0.38%) Twitter
16 4 (0.31%) AppDynamics
Huddersfield, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Rate: £375 per day (circa)
Posted: 18 hours ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Trust In Soda
Rate: Up to £250 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
Gloucestershire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Rullion
Posted: 21 hours ago
Swansea, West Glamorgan
Hays Specialist Recruitment
Salary: benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
Northamptonshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £300 - £400 per annum
Posted: 16 hours ago
South West
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £320 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £340.00 - £385.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Blind Veterans UK
Rate: £45,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
Leicester, Leicestershire
Computer People
Posted: 3 days ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
X4 Group
Rate: £300 - 375 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Staffworx Ltd
Rate: market rates
Posted: 2 days ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Networking People
Rate: £300 - £340 per day + Long term contract
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Buckinghamshire
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Hampshire
CPS Group UK
Rate: £390 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Rate: £200 - £275 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Leicestershire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
SoCode Limited
Rate: £375 - 425 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Ventnor, Isle of Wight
IT Retail People Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Good rates and Opportunity
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Salt
Rate: £500.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Networkers
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Total Recruitment Specialists Limited / TRG / Total recruitment group
Rate: £325 - £400 Per Day
Posted: 3 days ago