Period
to 14 November 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 14 November 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
14 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 155 209 186
Rank change year-on-year +54 -23 -21
Contract jobs citing .NET Framework 1,814 1,326 1,500
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.74% 1.29% 1.42%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 5.00% 3.99% 4.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,383 1,016 1,018
UK median daily rate £425 £385 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.39% +2.67% +3.45%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £288
90th Percentile £610 £575 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +14.29% - +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 17 25
UK median hourly rate £45.00 £42.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -5.88%
10th Percentile £32.70 £23.75 £14.10
90th Percentile £59.50 £47.83 £46.45
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £41.25 £40.00
% change year-on-year +9.09% +3.13% -5.88%

.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 36,313 33,201 32,495
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 34.80% 32.23% 30.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 25,612 23,418 22,493
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +3.66%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £298
90th Percentile £638 £625 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +6.25% +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 319 380 374
UK median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.75% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £17.00 £18.45 £14.04
90th Percentile £60.00 £52.50 £51.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £41.25 £36.75
% change year-on-year +0.61% +12.24% -2.00%

.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 14 November 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing .NET Framework over the 6 months to 14 November 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 14 November 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 +54 1,654 £438 +12.90% 928
UK excluding London +55 1,148 £400 +14.29% 782
London +40 633 £500 +11.11% 202
South East +79 408 £425 +21.43% 194
North of England +40 242 £365 +4.29% 219
Midlands +4 164 £400 +18.52% 139
South West +10 145 £425 +21.26% 96
North West +14 122 £375 +5.63% 108
West Midlands +11 116 £400 +14.29% 82
Yorkshire +20 89 £365 +7.35% 78
Scotland +18 71 £375 - 33
East of England +6 59 £363 -1.69% 78
Wales -10 54 £400 +7.02% 13
East Midlands -11 48 £390 +20.00% 57
North East +21 31 £400 +17.65% 33
Northern Ireland +28 4 - - 10
Isle of Man - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 14 November 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 1,814 (100.00%) .NET
2 1,527 (84.18%) C#
3 955 (52.65%) SQL Server
4 941 (51.87%) Agile Software Development
5 854 (47.08%) Entity Framework
6 825 (45.48%) MVC
7 823 (45.37%) SQL
8 788 (43.44%) ASP.NET
9 759 (41.84%) JavaScript
10 581 (32.03%) HTML
11 571 (31.48%) ASP.NET Web API
12 558 (30.76%) AngularJS
13 500 (27.56%) CSS
13 500 (27.56%) Microsoft
14 498 (27.45%) TDD
15 486 (26.79%) Microsoft Azure
16 428 (23.59%) ASP.NET MVC
17 349 (19.24%) Visual Studio
18 339 (18.69%) Scrum
19 337 (18.58%) jQuery
20 301 (16.59%) Web Services
21 298 (16.43%) WCF
22 293 (16.15%) Finance
22 293 (16.15%) .NET Core
23 290 (15.99%) Continuous Integration
24 271 (14.94%) Git (software)
25 266 (14.66%) Test Automation
26 240 (13.23%) Unit Testing
27 220 (12.13%) Team Foundation Server
28 218 (12.02%) HTML5

.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
1 100 (5.51%) IIS
2 94 (5.18%) SharePoint
3 89 (4.91%) CMS
4 40 (2.21%) Sitecore CMS
5 36 (1.98%) Confluence
6 31 (1.71%) Elasticsearch
6 31 (1.71%) NServiceBus
7 28 (1.54%) Umbraco
8 27 (1.49%) SharePoint 2013
9 21 (1.16%) BizTalk Server
10 10 (0.55%) JBoss
11 7 (0.39%) Apache
12 6 (0.33%) MS Exchange
13 5 (0.28%) EPiServer
13 5 (0.28%) WebSphere
14 4 (0.22%) Apache Pig
14 4 (0.22%) Apache Solr
14 4 (0.22%) Tomcat
14 4 (0.22%) WebLogic
14 4 (0.22%) WildFly
Applications
1 30 (1.65%) Microsoft Office
2 25 (1.38%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (0.22%) InfoPath
3 4 (0.22%) Spreadsheet
4 3 (0.17%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (0.11%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.055%) Chatbot
6 1 (0.055%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 33 (1.82%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.17%) SDL Web 8
2 3 (0.17%) thinkFolio
3 2 (0.11%) BusinessWorks
3 2 (0.11%) Infor SunSystems
3 2 (0.11%) Magento
3 2 (0.11%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.11%) Payment Gateway
3 2 (0.11%) Teamcenter
3 2 (0.11%) TIBCO iProcess
4 1 (0.055%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.055%) Endur
Cloud Services
1 486 (26.79%) Microsoft Azure
2 104 (5.73%) Amazon AWS
3 47 (2.59%) Serverless
4 38 (2.09%) Office 365
5 33 (1.82%) SaaS
6 28 (1.54%) GitHub
7 25 (1.38%) Dynamics 365
8 24 (1.32%) NuGet
9 21 (1.16%) Google Cloud Platform
10 20 (1.10%) npm
10 20 (1.10%) PaaS
11 17 (0.94%) AWS Lambda
12 14 (0.77%) IaaS
13 11 (0.61%) BrowserStack
14 10 (0.55%) Azure Functions
15 9 (0.50%) Sauce Labs
16 7 (0.39%) Cloud Computing
17 4 (0.22%) Google App Engine
17 4 (0.22%) iPaaS
18 3 (0.17%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 79 (4.36%) HTTP
2 32 (1.76%) Internet
3 20 (1.10%) TCP/IP
4 19 (1.05%) DNS
5 18 (0.99%) SMTP
6 13 (0.72%) HTTPS
7 10 (0.55%) IMAP
8 6 (0.33%) Firewall
8 6 (0.33%) SSL
9 5 (0.28%) LAN
10 4 (0.22%) FTP
10 4 (0.22%) VPN
11 3 (0.17%) Intranet
11 3 (0.17%) Kerberos
11 3 (0.17%) MQTT
11 3 (0.17%) SMS
12 2 (0.11%) DHCP
12 2 (0.11%) Ethernet
12 2 (0.11%) Modbus
12 2 (0.11%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 955 (52.65%) SQL Server
2 115 (6.34%) Relational Database
3 106 (5.84%) NoSQL
4 92 (5.07%) SQL Server 2012
5 89 (4.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 86 (4.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 79 (4.36%) SQL Server 2008
8 72 (3.97%) MongoDB
9 60 (3.31%) SQL Server 2016
10 40 (2.21%) Redis
11 33 (1.82%) PostgreSQL
12 32 (1.76%) Azure SQL Database
12 32 (1.76%) RDBMS
12 32 (1.76%) SQL Server 2014
13 22 (1.21%) SQL Server 2000
14 18 (0.99%) Data Warehouse
15 17 (0.94%) Cosmos DB
15 17 (0.94%) MySQL
16 15 (0.83%) Power BI
17 14 (0.77%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 349 (19.24%) Visual Studio
2 271 (14.94%) Git (software)
3 220 (12.13%) Team Foundation Server
4 135 (7.44%) TeamCity
5 134 (7.39%) JIRA
5 134 (7.39%) Selenium
6 115 (6.34%) NUnit
7 112 (6.17%) Visual Studio Team System
8 68 (3.75%) Subversion
9 58 (3.20%) Octopus Deploy
10 57 (3.14%) MSTest
11 56 (3.09%) SpecFlow
12 51 (2.81%) Jenkins
13 48 (2.65%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 44 (2.43%) WebDriver
15 38 (2.09%) Moq
16 27 (1.49%) Jasmine
17 24 (1.32%) Bitbucket
18 23 (1.27%) ReSharper
19 22 (1.21%) AccuRev
General
1 293 (16.15%) Finance
2 120 (6.62%) Banking
3 77 (4.24%) Front Office
4 64 (3.53%) Investment Banking
5 54 (2.98%) Retail
6 22 (1.21%) Back Office
7 19 (1.05%) Publishing
8 18 (0.99%) Advertising
9 15 (0.83%) Financial Institution
10 14 (0.77%) Legal
10 14 (0.77%) Marketing
11 10 (0.55%) Law
11 10 (0.55%) Telecoms
12 9 (0.50%) Automotive
13 4 (0.22%) Manufacturing
13 4 (0.22%) Pharmaceutical
14 3 (0.17%) French Language
15 2 (0.11%) Billing
15 2 (0.11%) Multimedia
15 2 (0.11%) Music Industry
Job Titles
1 1,526 (84.12%) Developer
2 984 (54.24%) .NET Developer
3 639 (35.23%) C# Developer
4 418 (23.04%) C# .NET Developer
5 203 (11.19%) Full Stack Developer
6 147 (8.10%) ASP.NET Developer
7 145 (7.99%) Angular Developer
8 137 (7.55%) Senior Developer
9 132 (7.28%) SQL Developer
10 114 (6.28%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
11 109 (6.01%) Senior .NET Developer
12 107 (5.90%) Software Developer
13 104 (5.73%) C# ASP.NET Developer
14 81 (4.47%) Azure Developer
15 65 (3.58%) Lead Developer
16 58 (3.20%) Software Engineer
17 56 (3.09%) Agile Developer
18 54 (2.98%) C# Software Developer
19 53 (2.92%) JavaScript Developer
20 52 (2.87%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,814 (100.00%) .NET
2 854 (47.08%) Entity Framework
3 788 (43.44%) ASP.NET
4 581 (32.03%) HTML
5 571 (31.48%) ASP.NET Web API
6 558 (30.76%) AngularJS
7 500 (27.56%) CSS
8 428 (23.59%) ASP.NET MVC
9 337 (18.58%) jQuery
10 301 (16.59%) Web Services
11 298 (16.43%) WCF
12 293 (16.15%) .NET Core
13 218 (12.02%) HTML5
14 206 (11.36%) REST
15 177 (9.76%) WPF
16 176 (9.70%) XML
17 158 (8.71%) RESTful
18 153 (8.43%) LINQ
19 146 (8.05%) React
20 142 (7.83%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 136 (7.50%) Greenfield Project
2 106 (5.84%) Enterprise Software
3 93 (5.13%) Computer Science
4 84 (4.63%) Analytical Skills
5 73 (4.02%) Fixed Income
6 71 (3.91%) Self-Motivation
7 57 (3.14%) Fintech
8 55 (3.03%) User Experience
9 48 (2.65%) Mobile App
10 32 (1.76%) Market Risk
11 29 (1.60%) Credit Risk
11 29 (1.60%) Hedge funds
12 21 (1.16%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 19 (1.05%) Algorithms
14 18 (0.99%) Reinsurance
15 15 (0.83%) N-Tier
16 14 (0.77%) Data Structures
16 14 (0.77%) Graphic Design
17 9 (0.50%) Embedded Systems
17 9 (0.50%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 218 (12.02%) Windows
2 72 (3.97%) Windows Server
3 41 (2.26%) Linux
4 37 (2.04%) Apple iOS
5 36 (1.98%) Android
6 23 (1.27%) Windows 7
7 18 (0.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 17 (0.94%) Windows 8
9 12 (0.66%) Windows Server 2012
10 7 (0.39%) Unix
11 6 (0.33%) Windows Server 2008
12 4 (0.22%) Ubuntu
12 4 (0.22%) Windows Embedded Compact
13 3 (0.17%) Mac OS X
13 3 (0.17%) Windows 10
14 2 (0.11%) CentOS
15 1 (0.055%) Kali Linux
15 1 (0.055%) OpenVMS
15 1 (0.055%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 941 (51.87%) Agile Software Development
2 825 (45.48%) MVC
3 498 (27.45%) TDD
4 339 (18.69%) Scrum
5 290 (15.99%) Continuous Integration
6 266 (14.66%) Test Automation
7 240 (13.23%) Unit Testing
8 196 (10.80%) BDD
9 187 (10.31%) OO
10 166 (9.15%) Microservices
10 166 (9.15%) Web Development
11 158 (8.71%) Problem-Solving
12 156 (8.60%) SOLID
13 154 (8.49%) SDLC
13 154 (8.49%) Software Engineering
14 134 (7.39%) DevOps
15 129 (7.11%) E-Commerce
16 98 (5.40%) Front End Development
17 95 (5.24%) SOA
18 94 (5.18%) API Development
Programming Languages
1 1,527 (84.18%) C#
2 823 (45.37%) SQL
3 759 (41.84%) JavaScript
4 178 (9.81%) T-SQL
5 167 (9.21%) TypeScript
6 104 (5.73%) PowerShell
7 81 (4.47%) Java
8 75 (4.13%) VB.NET
9 35 (1.93%) C++
10 33 (1.82%) C
11 28 (1.54%) Python
12 27 (1.49%) PL/SQL
13 23 (1.27%) PHP
13 23 (1.27%) VBA
14 17 (0.94%) C++/CLI
15 16 (0.88%) Scala
16 14 (0.77%) Ruby
16 14 (0.77%) XAML
17 12 (0.66%) VB
18 9 (0.50%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 139 (7.66%) Degree
2 68 (3.75%) Security Cleared
3 53 (2.92%) SC Cleared
4 26 (1.43%) Computer Science Degree
5 16 (0.88%) Microsoft Certification
6 14 (0.77%) BPSS Clearance
7 6 (0.33%) DV Cleared
8 5 (0.28%) CISSP
8 5 (0.28%) ISTQB
8 5 (0.28%) Numerate Degree
9 4 (0.22%) Cisco Certification
10 3 (0.17%) CCNA
10 3 (0.17%) CompTIA Security+
10 3 (0.17%) GIAC
10 3 (0.17%) ISEB
10 3 (0.17%) Linux+ Certification
10 3 (0.17%) MCSE
10 3 (0.17%) Network+ Certification
10 3 (0.17%) SANS
10 3 (0.17%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 79 (4.36%) QA
2 7 (0.39%) SLA
3 6 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (0.33%) WCAG
4 5 (0.28%) Disclosure Scotland
5 3 (0.17%) PMO
6 2 (0.11%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.055%) BS25999
7 1 (0.055%) GxP
7 1 (0.055%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 1 (0.055%) IFRS
7 1 (0.055%) JSP 440
System Software
1 128 (7.06%) Docker
2 27 (1.49%) Active Directory
3 7 (0.39%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (0.28%) VMware ESXi
4 5 (0.28%) XenApp
4 5 (0.28%) XenDesktop
5 3 (0.17%) vSphere
6 2 (0.11%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.055%) Virtual Desktop
7 1 (0.055%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 80 (4.41%) Kubernetes
2 24 (1.32%) Ansible
3 14 (0.77%) Puppet
4 10 (0.55%) Single Sign-On
5 7 (0.39%) Opscode Chef
5 7 (0.39%) SCCM
6 5 (0.28%) SCOM
7 4 (0.22%) NetIQ Identity Manager
8 3 (0.17%) Kibana
8 3 (0.17%) Salt
9 2 (0.11%) CA Single Sign-On
9 2 (0.11%) CASB
9 2 (0.11%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 2 (0.11%) Terraform
9 2 (0.11%) Thomson Reuters DACS
10 1 (0.055%) HAProxy
10 1 (0.055%) logstash
10 1 (0.055%) Nessus
10 1 (0.055%) Nmap
Vendors
1 500 (27.56%) Microsoft
2 170 (9.37%) Oracle
3 61 (3.36%) Sitecore
4 37 (2.04%) Xamarin
5 30 (1.65%) Google
6 23 (1.27%) Atlassian
7 18 (0.99%) Telerik
8 17 (0.94%) Red Hat
9 15 (0.83%) VMware
10 14 (0.77%) Teradata
11 12 (0.66%) Citrix
12 10 (0.55%) Sybase
13 9 (0.50%) Bloomberg
13 9 (0.50%) Cypress Semiconductor
13 9 (0.50%) Nintex
13 9 (0.50%) Northgate
13 9 (0.50%) Oneserve
13 9 (0.50%) Perfecto Mobile
13 9 (0.50%) Salesforce.com
14 8 (0.44%) SAP