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 26 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft .NET Framework
UK
Rank 174 167 136
Rank change year-on-year -7 -31  
Contract jobs citing .NET Framework 688 792 889
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.54% 1.49% 1.67%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 4.90% 5.32% 6.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 469 562 628
Median daily rate £363 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.57% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £295 £287
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £535 £527
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £338 £350
% change year-on-year +3.70% -3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 12 12
Median hourly rate £35.00 £42.25 £36.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.15% +16.55%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.46 £23.95 £23.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.75 £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 14027 14876 14126
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 31.36% 27.95% 26.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 9735 10312 9157
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 182 227 189
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 £13.50 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £60.62 £46.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £38.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +5.26% +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 26 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 26 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 26 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 +2 640 £360 +2.85% 410
London -30 203 £425 -5.55% 102
South East +38 142 £345 +2.22% 77
South West +18 59 £358 +2.14% 36
East of England -14 50 £356 +13.09% 32
North West +19 49 £345 +6.15% 51
Yorkshire +14 49 £340 -9.33% 40
West Midlands +13 41 £350 +7.69% 28
City of London -9 41 £406 -6.60% 16
Kent +10 37 £338 - 5
East Midlands +7 33 £368 +27.82% 33
West Yorkshire +19 31 £338 -3.35% 18
Leeds +14 28 £338 -15.62% 13
Manchester +24 27 £350 -2.09% 24
Hampshire +27 26 £390 +20.00% 21
Buckinghamshire 0 26 £388 +14.81% 1
Scotland +24 24 £350 +6.06% 12
Bristol +15 23 £450 +28.57% 14
Birmingham +7 22 £358 +17.21% 6
Milton Keynes +3 20 £369 +5.35% 1
Nottinghamshire +15 17 £368 +33.63% 6
North East -10 17 £325 +11.58% 9
Surrey +10 16 £425 +13.33% 13
Nottingham +18 15 £368 +11.36% 3
Oxfordshire +2 15 £350 +84.21% 11
Cambridgeshire +2 15 £300 -4.76% 8
Somerset +10 13 £266 -33.62% 5
Hertfordshire +5 12 £325 - 8
Glasgow -6 12 £370 +13.84% 4
Oxford - 12 £375 - 4

.NET Framework
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 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 1361 (100.00%) .NET
2 1090 (80.09%) C#
3 691 (50.77%) MVC
4 689 (50.62%) SQL Server
5 681 (50.04%) Entity Framework
6 639 (46.95%) JavaScript
7 630 (46.29%) Agile Software Development
8 627 (46.07%) ASP.NET
9 532 (39.09%) SQL
10 449 (32.99%) HTML
11 420 (30.86%) CSS
12 408 (29.98%) Microsoft
13 393 (28.88%) ASP.NET MVC
14 349 (25.64%) AngularJS
15 348 (25.57%) WCF
16 340 (24.98%) ASP.NET Web API
17 336 (24.69%) TDD
18 297 (21.82%) Visual Studio
19 285 (20.94%) Team Foundation Server
20 274 (20.13%) Web Services
21 272 (19.99%) jQuery
22 258 (18.96%) Scrum
23 209 (15.36%) XML
24 196 (14.40%) OO
25 178 (13.08%) Finance
26 171 (12.56%) T-SQL
27 165 (12.12%) Microsoft Azure
28 162 (11.90%) Continuous Integration
29 156 (11.46%) HTML5
30 154 (11.32%) Windows

.NET Framework
Top Related 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 76 (5.58%) IIS
2 63 (4.63%) CMS
3 56 (4.11%) SharePoint
4 52 (3.82%) Umbraco
5 29 (2.13%) Sitecore CMS
6 25 (1.84%) EPiServer
6 25 (1.84%) NServiceBus
7 18 (1.32%) Confluence
8 17 (1.25%) BizTalk Server
9 16 (1.18%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 13 (0.96%) SharePoint 2013
11 11 (0.81%) WebSphere
12 10 (0.73%) SharePoint 2010
13 7 (0.51%) Tomcat
14 6 (0.44%) Apache
14 6 (0.44%) Elasticsearch
14 6 (0.44%) Oracle Workflow
15 5 (0.37%) WebLogic
15 5 (0.37%) WebSphere Portal
16 4 (0.29%) JBoss
Applications
1 123 (9.04%) 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 94 (6.91%) 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
1 165 (12.12%) Microsoft Azure
2 31 (2.28%) Amazon AWS
3 26 (1.91%) PaaS
4 20 (1.47%) SaaS
5 14 (1.03%) IaaS
6 6 (0.44%) 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 23 (1.69%) HTTP
2 17 (1.25%) 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
7 3 (0.22%) LDAP
7 3 (0.22%) Multicast
7 3 (0.22%) VPN
7 3 (0.22%) Wireshark
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
9 1 (0.073%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 689 (50.62%) SQL Server
2 108 (7.94%) SQL Server 2012
3 106 (7.79%) SQL Server 2008
4 73 (5.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 71 (5.22%) Relational Database
6 70 (5.14%) NoSQL
7 62 (4.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 38 (2.79%) Oracle Database
9 29 (2.13%) SQL Server 2014
10 26 (1.91%) SQL Server 2005
11 25 (1.84%) MongoDB
12 21 (1.54%) Data Warehouse
13 20 (1.47%) RDBMS
14 19 (1.40%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 18 (1.32%) MySQL
16 17 (1.25%) Azure SQL Database
16 17 (1.25%) Oracle Database 11g
17 13 (0.96%) SQL Server 2016
18 12 (0.88%) MS Access
19 10 (0.73%) DB2
Development Applications
1 297 (21.82%) Visual Studio
2 285 (20.94%) Team Foundation Server
3 117 (8.60%) Git (software)
4 105 (7.71%) NUnit
5 91 (6.69%) Visual Studio Team System
6 58 (4.26%) MSTest
7 55 (4.04%) Subversion
8 53 (3.89%) JIRA
9 51 (3.75%) Selenium
10 47 (3.45%) TeamCity
11 46 (3.38%) Moq
12 44 (3.23%) SpecFlow
13 31 (2.28%) Jasmine
14 29 (2.13%) Grunt
14 29 (2.13%) gulp
15 28 (2.06%) Jenkins
16 24 (1.76%) MSBuild
17 21 (1.54%) Cucumber
18 18 (1.32%) ReSharper
19 16 (1.18%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 178 (13.08%) Finance
2 59 (4.34%) Banking
3 47 (3.45%) Front Office
4 26 (1.91%) Marketing
5 24 (1.76%) Back Office
6 22 (1.62%) Advertising
6 22 (1.62%) Retail
7 17 (1.25%) Investment Banking
8 16 (1.18%) Publishing
9 13 (0.96%) Manufacturing
10 11 (0.81%) Telecoms
11 9 (0.66%) Electronics
12 6 (0.44%) Games
13 4 (0.29%) Automotive
13 4 (0.29%) Billing
13 4 (0.29%) German Language
13 4 (0.29%) Law
13 4 (0.29%) Legal
14 2 (0.15%) Financial Institution
14 2 (0.15%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 1154 (84.79%) Developer
2 727 (53.42%) .NET Developer
3 486 (35.71%) C# Developer
4 357 (26.23%) C# .NET Developer
5 148 (10.87%) ASP.NET Developer
6 138 (10.14%) Senior Developer
7 133 (9.77%) SQL Developer
8 105 (7.71%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 103 (7.57%) Senior .NET Developer
10 102 (7.49%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
11 78 (5.73%) Software Developer
12 70 (5.14%) CRM Developer
12 70 (5.14%) JavaScript Developer
13 67 (4.92%) Full Stack Developer
14 65 (4.78%) Senior C# Developer
15 64 (4.70%) Dynamics CRM Developer
16 60 (4.41%) Microsoft Developer
17 57 (4.19%) WPF Developer
18 51 (3.75%) Senior C# .NET Developer
19 50 (3.67%) Angular Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1361 (100.00%) .NET
2 681 (50.04%) Entity Framework
3 627 (46.07%) ASP.NET
4 449 (32.99%) HTML
5 420 (30.86%) CSS
6 393 (28.88%) ASP.NET MVC
7 349 (25.64%) AngularJS
8 348 (25.57%) WCF
9 340 (24.98%) ASP.NET Web API
10 274 (20.13%) Web Services
11 272 (19.99%) jQuery
12 209 (15.36%) XML
13 156 (11.46%) HTML5
14 152 (11.17%) LINQ
15 144 (10.58%) WPF
16 122 (8.96%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 117 (8.60%) REST
18 105 (7.71%) JSON
19 88 (6.47%) Ajax
20 84 (6.17%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 84 (6.17%) Analytical Skills
2 52 (3.82%) Algorithms
3 39 (2.87%) Mobile App
4 37 (2.72%) User Experience
5 34 (2.50%) Computer Science
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 (0.96%) 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
15 7 (0.51%) Virtual Team
16 6 (0.44%) Clustering
16 6 (0.44%) EMV
16 6 (0.44%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 154 (11.32%) Windows
2 37 (2.72%) Windows Server
3 28 (2.06%) Linux
4 15 (1.10%) Android
5 10 (0.73%) Apple iOS
5 10 (0.73%) Windows Server 2008
6 9 (0.66%) Unix
7 8 (0.59%) 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
11 3 (0.22%) 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%) VMS
13 1 (0.073%) Windows Mobile
13 1 (0.073%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 691 (50.77%) MVC
2 630 (46.29%) Agile Software Development
3 336 (24.69%) TDD
4 258 (18.96%) Scrum
5 196 (14.40%) OO
6 162 (11.90%) Continuous Integration
7 146 (10.73%) Web Development
8 145 (10.65%) Unit Testing
9 121 (8.89%) SOLID
10 102 (7.49%) CRM
11 96 (7.05%) SOA
12 93 (6.83%) Software Engineering
13 90 (6.61%) SDLC
14 89 (6.54%) BDD
15 83 (6.10%) Dependency Injection
16 78 (5.73%) Multithreading
17 75 (5.51%) OOP
18 73 (5.36%) MVVM
19 70 (5.14%) Front End Development
20 65 (4.78%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 1090 (80.09%) C#
2 639 (46.95%) JavaScript
3 532 (39.09%) SQL
4 171 (12.56%) T-SQL
5 85 (6.25%) TypeScript
6 69 (5.07%) Java
7 66 (4.85%) VB.NET
8 55 (4.04%) PowerShell
8 55 (4.04%) VB
9 42 (3.09%) VBA
10 21 (1.54%) Ruby
11 19 (1.40%) PL/SQL
12 16 (1.18%) PHP
13 15 (1.10%) ES6
13 15 (1.10%) Python
14 12 (0.88%) C++
15 10 (0.73%) VB6
16 9 (0.66%) X++
17 8 (0.59%) XAML
18 7 (0.51%) C
Qualifications
1 92 (6.76%) Security Cleared
2 74 (5.44%) SC Cleared
3 60 (4.41%) Degree
4 22 (1.62%) 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 68 (5.00%) QA
2 10 (0.73%) Disclosure Scotland
3 5 (0.37%) Basel III
3 5 (0.37%) CRD IV
3 5 (0.37%) Data Quality
4 3 (0.22%) ISO 9001
4 3 (0.22%) SDET
4 3 (0.22%) SLA
4 3 (0.22%) TickIT
5 2 (0.15%) PCI DSS
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 (1.84%) 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%) 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 (0.96%) Opscode Chef
3 6 (0.44%) HP Quality Center
4 3 (0.22%) Ansible
5 2 (0.15%) SCCM
5 2 (0.15%) SCOrch
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
1 408 (29.98%) Microsoft
2 136 (9.99%) Oracle
3 38 (2.79%) Xamarin
4 36 (2.65%) Sitecore
5 16 (1.18%) Atlassian
6 12 (0.88%) SAP
6 12 (0.88%) VMware
7 10 (0.73%) DevExpress
7 10 (0.73%) IBM
7 10 (0.73%) Telerik
8 9 (0.66%) Infragistics
8 9 (0.66%) Sybase
9 8 (0.59%) RedGate
10 7 (0.51%) Rackspace
10 7 (0.51%) ServiceNow
11 6 (0.44%) AppDynamics
11 6 (0.44%) Google
11 6 (0.44%) Red Hat
12 5 (0.37%) HP
13 4 (0.29%) TIBCO
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Ascend Consulting
Rate: From £300 to £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Northamptonshire
Oscar
Rate: £275 - £325 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Lancashire
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Gateshead, Tyne and Wear
KEYRESOURCE
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Ebury
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Ebury
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Ebury
Rate: £454.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Hertfordshire
Oscar
Rate: £225 - £275 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol
OHO Group Ltd.
Rate: £400 - £550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Winchester, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Rate: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
North Yorkshire
Real Staffing
Rate: £300 - £325 per day + Extension
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Real Staffing
Rate: £500 - £565 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
South West
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £300 - £320 per day + working inside IR35
Posted: 4 days ago
Farnham, Surrey
TLP Consultancy Ltd.
Rate: £250 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Oscar
Rate: £300 - £340 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Essex
Oscar
Rate: £375 - £425 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £400 - £425 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Worthing, West Sussex
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Rate: £325 - £375 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Grantham
Nigel Frank International
Rate: £330 - £375 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Maidenhead, Berkshire
Difrent
Rate: Up to £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £250 - £280 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
Experis Ltd
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 3 days ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
Experis Ltd
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 3 days ago
Worthing, West Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Oxfordshire
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Posted: 5 days ago
Leicester
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £400.00 - £600 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Hounslow, Middlesex
Intrinsic Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Market rates + Bonus & Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £400 - £550 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £300 - £430 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Barnsley, United Kingdom
Barnsley Borough Council
Rate: £33,437 - £36,379
Posted: 9 days ago