Period
to 17 July 2019

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 17 July 2019 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
17 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 179 176 191
Rank change year-on-year -3 +15 +2
Contract jobs citing .NET Framework 1,431 1,596 1,299
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.54% 1.54% 1.37%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 4.81% 4.55% 4.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,096 1,202 922
UK median daily rate £450 £413 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.09% +10.00% -
10th Percentile £325 £313 £288
90th Percentile £577 £575 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +13.33% +7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 6 17
UK median hourly rate £46.25 £43.25 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.94% +1.76% +0.59%
10th Percentile £36.24 £32.13 £24.20
90th Percentile £64.30 £47.83 £55.63
UK excluding London median hourly rate £46.25 £40.00 £40.63
% change year-on-year +15.63% -1.54% -3.85%

.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 29,757 35,115 30,535
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 32.05% 33.88% 32.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 20,819 24,695 21,098
UK median daily rate £490 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.16% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £331 £318 £305
90th Percentile £650 £625 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £440 £420 £400
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 327 367 385
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £41.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +6.67%
10th Percentile £18.68 £15.00 £15.05
90th Percentile £60.00 £58.00 £53.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £41.00
% change year-on-year +6.25% -2.44% +9.33%

.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 17 July 2019.

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 6 months to 17 July 2019.

Contractor 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 17 July 2019. 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 +2 1,320 £450 +8.43% 886
UK excluding London -13 870 £425 +13.33% 764
London +29 548 £500 +1.01% 174
South East +22 302 £440 +10.00% 194
North of England -3 197 £375 +7.14% 201
Midlands +14 141 £425 +13.33% 159
North West +16 115 £388 +5.44% 102
West Midlands +15 97 £450 +20.00% 92
South West -48 85 £418 +9.87% 89
Scotland +5 70 £375 -3.23% 34
East of England +22 57 £425 +1.19% 69
Yorkshire -18 57 £365 +4.29% 79
East Midlands +19 44 £370 -3.27% 67
North East +21 25 £419 +17.96% 20
Wales -15 17 £515 +28.75% 12
Northern Ireland -3 8 £430 -0.23% 6

For the 6 months to 17 July 2019, 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 1,431 (100.00%) .NET
2 1,252 (87.49%) C#
3 760 (53.11%) SQL Server
4 703 (49.13%) JavaScript
4 703 (49.13%) Agile Software Development
5 626 (43.75%) MVC
6 625 (43.68%) ASP.NET
7 587 (41.02%) Entity Framework
8 579 (40.46%) SQL
9 569 (39.76%) Microsoft Azure
10 560 (39.13%) HTML
11 518 (36.20%) ASP.NET Web API
12 509 (35.57%) CSS
13 421 (29.42%) AngularJS
14 379 (26.48%) TDD
15 357 (24.95%) Microsoft
16 344 (24.04%) .NET Core
17 329 (22.99%) ASP.NET MVC
18 301 (21.03%) Scrum
19 291 (20.34%) Web Services
20 288 (20.13%) Visual Studio
21 275 (19.22%) Git (software)
22 262 (18.31%) Finance
23 259 (18.10%) Microservices
24 235 (16.42%) jQuery
25 233 (16.28%) REST
26 228 (15.93%) HTML5
27 214 (14.95%) DevOps
28 187 (13.07%) Continuous Integration
29 185 (12.93%) RESTful

.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 84 (5.87%) SharePoint
2 54 (3.77%) IIS
3 42 (2.94%) CMS
4 39 (2.73%) Umbraco
5 25 (1.75%) Confluence
6 18 (1.26%) BizTalk Server
7 17 (1.19%) SharePoint 2010
8 16 (1.12%) SharePoint 2013
9 12 (0.84%) Elasticsearch
9 12 (0.84%) NServiceBus
9 12 (0.84%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 9 (0.63%) Apache
10 9 (0.63%) Sitecore CMS
10 9 (0.63%) SugarCRM
11 7 (0.49%) EPiServer
11 7 (0.49%) MS Exchange
11 7 (0.49%) Oracle Coherence
12 6 (0.42%) JBoss
13 5 (0.35%) SAS
14 4 (0.28%) Documentum
Applications
1 31 (2.17%) Microsoft Excel
2 8 (0.56%) Microsoft Office
3 7 (0.49%) MS Visio
4 6 (0.42%) Photoshop
5 3 (0.21%) InfoPath
5 3 (0.21%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 2 (0.14%) Chatbot
7 1 (0.070%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.070%) Adobe XD
7 1 (0.070%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 66 (4.61%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (0.42%) SDL Web 8
3 4 (0.28%) Revive Adserver
4 2 (0.14%) Primavera
5 1 (0.070%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 1 (0.070%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.070%) Endur
Cloud Services
1 569 (39.76%) Microsoft Azure
2 112 (7.83%) Amazon AWS
3 60 (4.19%) PaaS
3 60 (4.19%) SaaS
4 46 (3.21%) Serverless
5 42 (2.94%) Dynamics 365
6 36 (2.52%) npm
7 35 (2.45%) Power Platform
8 32 (2.24%) Azure Active Directory
9 26 (1.82%) Azure Functions
10 23 (1.61%) IaaS
10 23 (1.61%) Office 365
11 22 (1.54%) GitHub
12 18 (1.26%) AWS Lambda
13 17 (1.19%) Cloud Computing
14 15 (1.05%) Azure Data Factory
14 15 (1.05%) OpenShift
15 14 (0.98%) Google Cloud Platform
15 14 (0.98%) NuGet
16 9 (0.63%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 23 (1.61%) Internet
2 21 (1.47%) Intranet
3 13 (0.91%) HTTP
4 10 (0.70%) TCP/IP
5 8 (0.56%) Network Security
6 7 (0.49%) Wi-Fi
7 5 (0.35%) Firewall
7 5 (0.35%) Intrusion Detection
8 4 (0.28%) Modbus
9 3 (0.21%) DNS
9 3 (0.21%) Skype
9 3 (0.21%) SSL
9 3 (0.21%) Wireshark
10 2 (0.14%) DHCP
10 2 (0.14%) SNMP
10 2 (0.14%) Wireless
11 1 (0.070%) HTTPS
11 1 (0.070%) Remote Desktop
11 1 (0.070%) SSH
11 1 (0.070%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 760 (53.11%) SQL Server
2 84 (5.87%) Relational Database
2 84 (5.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 70 (4.89%) Azure SQL Database
4 58 (4.05%) SQL Server 2012
5 55 (3.84%) NoSQL
6 49 (3.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 48 (3.35%) SQL Server 2008
8 45 (3.14%) MySQL
9 44 (3.07%) SQL Server 2016
10 37 (2.59%) Cosmos DB
11 32 (2.24%) Redis
12 27 (1.89%) Data Warehouse
12 27 (1.89%) Power BI
13 23 (1.61%) RDBMS
14 22 (1.54%) SQL Server 2014
15 21 (1.47%) MongoDB
16 20 (1.40%) Oracle Database
17 19 (1.33%) Data Lake
18 17 (1.19%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 288 (20.13%) Visual Studio
2 275 (19.22%) Git (software)
3 134 (9.36%) Team Foundation Server
4 91 (6.36%) NUnit
5 90 (6.29%) TeamCity
6 84 (5.87%) Visual Studio Team System
7 68 (4.75%) JIRA
8 53 (3.70%) Selenium
9 49 (3.42%) Jenkins
10 48 (3.35%) MSTest
11 37 (2.59%) Bitbucket
11 37 (2.59%) Octopus Deploy
11 37 (2.59%) Subversion
12 30 (2.10%) Karma Test Runner
13 29 (2.03%) Jasmine
13 29 (2.03%) SpecFlow
14 28 (1.96%) Grunt
15 20 (1.40%) MSBuild
16 18 (1.26%) Bower
16 18 (1.26%) Moq
General
1 262 (18.31%) Finance
2 77 (5.38%) Banking
3 45 (3.14%) Front Office
3 45 (3.14%) Retail
4 33 (2.31%) Legal
5 28 (1.96%) Law
6 19 (1.33%) Investment Banking
7 17 (1.19%) Marketing
8 11 (0.77%) Telecoms
9 10 (0.70%) Manufacturing
10 9 (0.63%) Advertising
10 9 (0.63%) Games
11 8 (0.56%) Pharmaceutical
12 6 (0.42%) Automotive
13 5 (0.35%) Back Office
13 5 (0.35%) Electronics
13 5 (0.35%) Financial Institution
13 5 (0.35%) Local Government
14 4 (0.28%) French Language
14 4 (0.28%) Military
Job Titles
1 1,165 (81.41%) Developer
2 678 (47.38%) .NET Developer
3 372 (26.00%) C# Developer
4 243 (16.98%) C# .NET Developer
5 176 (12.30%) Full Stack Developer
6 128 (8.94%) Senior Developer
7 101 (7.06%) Angular Developer
8 91 (6.36%) Senior .NET Developer
9 80 (5.59%) Software Developer
10 72 (5.03%) Azure Developer
10 72 (5.03%) SQL Developer
11 63 (4.40%) ASP.NET Developer
12 55 (3.84%) Architect
13 46 (3.21%) C# ASP.NET Developer
14 43 (3.00%) Lead Developer
15 41 (2.87%) .NET Software Developer
16 38 (2.66%) JavaScript Developer
16 38 (2.66%) React Developer
16 38 (2.66%) Senior C# Developer
17 34 (2.38%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,431 (100.00%) .NET
2 625 (43.68%) ASP.NET
3 587 (41.02%) Entity Framework
4 560 (39.13%) HTML
5 518 (36.20%) ASP.NET Web API
6 509 (35.57%) CSS
7 421 (29.42%) AngularJS
8 344 (24.04%) .NET Core
9 329 (22.99%) ASP.NET MVC
10 291 (20.34%) Web Services
11 235 (16.42%) jQuery
12 233 (16.28%) REST
13 228 (15.93%) HTML5
14 185 (12.93%) RESTful
15 161 (11.25%) WCF
16 153 (10.69%) JSON
17 133 (9.29%) CSS3
18 124 (8.67%) XML
19 123 (8.60%) Twitter Bootstrap
20 119 (8.32%) React
Miscellaneous
1 107 (7.48%) Greenfield Project
2 100 (6.99%) Enterprise Software
3 62 (4.33%) Analytical Skills
4 36 (2.52%) User Experience
5 33 (2.31%) Mobile App
6 28 (1.96%) Self-Motivation
7 23 (1.61%) Management Information System
8 19 (1.33%) Hedge funds
9 14 (0.98%) Algorithms
10 13 (0.91%) N-Tier
11 12 (0.84%) EPoS
12 10 (0.70%) iPad
13 9 (0.63%) Derivative
14 8 (0.56%) Data Structures
14 8 (0.56%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 7 (0.49%) Driving Licence
15 7 (0.49%) Embedded Systems
15 7 (0.49%) Equity Derivative
16 6 (0.42%) Cloud Native
16 6 (0.42%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 131 (9.15%) Windows
2 43 (3.00%) Linux
3 29 (2.03%) Android
4 27 (1.89%) Apple iOS
5 24 (1.68%) Windows Server
6 8 (0.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 7 (0.49%) Unix
8 6 (0.42%) Ubuntu
8 6 (0.42%) Windows 8
9 3 (0.21%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (0.14%) Amazon Linux
11 1 (0.070%) CentOS
11 1 (0.070%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.070%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 703 (49.13%) Agile Software Development
2 626 (43.75%) MVC
3 379 (26.48%) TDD
4 301 (21.03%) Scrum
5 259 (18.10%) Microservices
6 214 (14.95%) DevOps
7 187 (13.07%) Continuous Integration
8 177 (12.37%) Unit Testing
9 167 (11.67%) SOLID
10 156 (10.90%) Test Automation
11 148 (10.34%) BDD
12 126 (8.81%) Web Development
13 109 (7.62%) Kanban
13 109 (7.62%) Software Engineering
14 96 (6.71%) OO
15 95 (6.64%) CRM
16 92 (6.43%) Problem-Solving
17 82 (5.73%) SOA
18 72 (5.03%) Workflow
19 61 (4.26%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 1,252 (87.49%) C#
2 703 (49.13%) JavaScript
3 579 (40.46%) SQL
4 144 (10.06%) TypeScript
5 129 (9.01%) T-SQL
6 113 (7.90%) PowerShell
7 71 (4.96%) Java
8 41 (2.87%) Python
9 35 (2.45%) VB.NET
10 31 (2.17%) C++
11 30 (2.10%) VBA
12 26 (1.82%) ES6
13 24 (1.68%) PHP
14 22 (1.54%) Ruby
15 21 (1.47%) VB
16 20 (1.40%) PL/SQL
17 11 (0.77%) Scala
18 10 (0.70%) C
19 7 (0.49%) R
20 6 (0.42%) F#
Qualifications
1 68 (4.75%) Security Cleared
2 55 (3.84%) Degree
3 47 (3.28%) SC Cleared
4 20 (1.40%) Computer Science Degree
5 11 (0.77%) BPSS Clearance
6 9 (0.63%) DBS Check
7 7 (0.49%) ISTQB
8 6 (0.42%) ISEB
9 5 (0.35%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 5 (0.35%) SANS
10 4 (0.28%) HND
11 3 (0.21%) DV Cleared
11 3 (0.21%) GPEN
11 3 (0.21%) GWAPT
11 3 (0.21%) GXPN
11 3 (0.21%) OSCE
11 3 (0.21%) OSCP
12 2 (0.14%) BC Cleared
12 2 (0.14%) GCFE
12 2 (0.14%) GREM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 60 (4.19%) QA
2 12 (0.84%) WCAG
3 5 (0.35%) IFRS
4 3 (0.21%) SLA
5 2 (0.14%) Disclosure Scotland
5 2 (0.14%) ISO 14001
5 2 (0.14%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 130 (9.08%) Docker
2 48 (3.35%) Active Directory
3 12 (0.84%) Virtual Machines
4 7 (0.49%) LXC
5 1 (0.070%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (0.070%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (0.070%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 92 (6.43%) Kubernetes
2 17 (1.19%) Opscode Chef
3 14 (0.98%) Puppet
4 12 (0.84%) SCCM
5 10 (0.70%) Terraform
6 7 (0.49%) Single Sign-On
7 5 (0.35%) Ansible
7 5 (0.35%) HP ALM
7 5 (0.35%) Kibana
7 5 (0.35%) Network Intrusion Detection System
8 4 (0.28%) Grafana
9 3 (0.21%) EnCase
9 3 (0.21%) ITRS Geneos
9 3 (0.21%) WSUS
10 2 (0.14%) logstash
10 2 (0.14%) Microsoft Clustering
10 2 (0.14%) MIIS
10 2 (0.14%) Rancher
11 1 (0.070%) Docker Swarm
11 1 (0.070%) Salt
Vendors
1 357 (24.95%) Microsoft
2 119 (8.32%) Oracle
3 34 (2.38%) Xamarin
4 22 (1.54%) Google
5 20 (1.40%) Sitecore
6 13 (0.91%) SAP
7 12 (0.84%) Atlassian
8 10 (0.70%) Salesforce.com
9 9 (0.63%) Databricks
10 6 (0.42%) Cypress Semiconductor
10 6 (0.42%) DevExpress
10 6 (0.42%) MuleSoft
10 6 (0.42%) Telerik
11 5 (0.35%) HP
11 5 (0.35%) Splunk
11 5 (0.35%) Tableau
12 4 (0.28%) Adobe
12 4 (0.28%) Nintex
12 4 (0.28%) Siemens
12 4 (0.28%) Sybase