Period
to 20 April 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 20 April 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
20 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 278 227 174
Rank change year-on-year -51 -53 +16
Contract jobs citing .NET Framework 485 680 1,579
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.91% 1.18% 1.65%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 3.00% 3.95% 5.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 340 465 1,204
10th Percentile £312 £319 £325
25th Percentile £363 £356 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £460 £425 £450
Median % change year-on-year +8.24% -5.56% +7.14%
75th Percentile £575 £500 £525
90th Percentile £638 £583 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £400 £425
% change year-on-year +5.00% -5.88% +13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 1 15
10th Percentile £24.00 " £27.85
25th Percentile £34.50 " £37.50
Median hourly rate £38.50 £45.00 £47.50
Median % change year-on-year -14.44% -5.26% +5.56%
75th Percentile £46.00 " £51.34
90th Percentile " " £55.67
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.50 £45.00 £47.50
% change year-on-year -12.22% -5.26% +5.56%

.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 16,185 17,224 31,349
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 30.22% 29.99% 32.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 11,559 12,128 22,396
10th Percentile £331 £331 £325
25th Percentile £406 £410 £400
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £500 £488
Median % change year-on-year - +2.56% +2.63%
75th Percentile £588 £580 £575
90th Percentile £675 £663 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £450 £440
% change year-on-year -5.56% +2.27% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 186 160 284
10th Percentile £23.88 £18.60 £17.44
25th Percentile £34.00 £30.65 £27.50
Median hourly rate £45.00 £46.00 £43.50
Median % change year-on-year -2.17% +5.75% +7.41%
75th Percentile £57.50 £53.39 £52.50
90th Percentile £65.77 £69.55 £60.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £43.75 £42.50
% change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +4.94%

.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 20 April 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 20 April 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 20 April 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 -51 391 £470 +10.59% 578
London -20 220 £525 +5.00% 163
UK excluding London -53 193 £420 +5.00% 485
Work from Home -144 128 £450 +5.88% 106
North of England +50 59 £450 +20.00% 128
South East -13 50 £443 +10.63% 99
Scotland -27 36 £416 -2.06% 31
North West +38 30 £410 +13.10% 79
Yorkshire +16 22 £469 +25.00% 44
Midlands -19 20 £350 - 85
South West +24 13 £400 - 61
West Midlands -5 12 £370 -3.58% 45
East of England +9 11 £354 -16.76% 41
East Midlands -7 8 £350 - 40
North East +32 7 £475 +26.67% 5
Wales +13 4 £380 -10.59% 29

For the 6 months to 20 April 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.

1 485 (100.00%) .NET
2 354 (72.99%) C#
3 219 (45.15%) SQL
4 217 (44.74%) Azure
5 206 (42.47%) JavaScript
6 205 (42.27%) Agile Software Development
7 202 (41.65%) SQL Server
8 183 (37.73%) .NET Core
9 158 (32.58%) ASP.NET
10 153 (31.55%) MVC
11 145 (29.90%) Entity Framework
12 139 (28.66%) CSS
12 139 (28.66%) DevOps
13 127 (26.19%) HTML
14 120 (24.74%) AngularJS
15 114 (23.51%) Microsoft
16 103 (21.24%) TDD
17 95 (19.59%) ASP.NET Web API
18 94 (19.38%) Git (software)
19 82 (16.91%) Finance
19 82 (16.91%) React
20 78 (16.08%) Visual Studio
21 75 (15.46%) Microservices
22 73 (15.05%) Test Automation
23 72 (14.85%) Oracle
24 71 (14.64%) Web Services
24 71 (14.64%) TypeScript
25 68 (14.02%) Banking
26 66 (13.61%) REST
27 65 (13.40%) Scrum

.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 24 (4.95%) IIS
2 8 (1.65%) SharePoint
3 7 (1.44%) BizTalk Server
3 7 (1.44%) Umbraco
4 6 (1.24%) Apache
4 6 (1.24%) CMS
4 6 (1.24%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 5 (1.03%) Confluence
5 5 (1.03%) Oracle Coherence
6 4 (0.82%) EPiServer
7 3 (0.62%) Drupal
7 3 (0.62%) Elasticsearch
7 3 (0.62%) MQSeries
7 3 (0.62%) NServiceBus
8 2 (0.41%) Apache Spark
8 2 (0.41%) Oracle Workflow
8 2 (0.41%) SharePoint 2013
8 2 (0.41%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.21%) JBoss
9 1 (0.21%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 6 (1.24%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.41%) Chatbot
3 1 (0.21%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (0.21%) InDesign
3 1 (0.21%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.21%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 9 (1.86%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.62%) Elite 3E
3 1 (0.21%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.21%) Payment Gateway
3 1 (0.21%) Radian6
3 1 (0.21%) Toggl
Cloud Services
1 217 (44.74%) Azure
2 48 (9.90%) PaaS
3 36 (7.42%) AWS
3 36 (7.42%) Azure Service Bus
4 33 (6.80%) Serverless
5 32 (6.60%) Azure Cosmos DB
6 24 (4.95%) Azure Functions
7 15 (3.09%) Azure Logic Apps
7 15 (3.09%) GitHub
8 13 (2.68%) Azure Key Vault
9 12 (2.47%) Power Platform
10 11 (2.27%) Azure Data Factory
11 10 (2.06%) Datadog
11 10 (2.06%) IaaS
12 9 (1.86%) Dynamics 365
13 8 (1.65%) AWS Lambda
14 7 (1.44%) Azure Active Directory
14 7 (1.44%) NuGet
14 7 (1.44%) SaaS
15 6 (1.24%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 18 (3.71%) Firewall
2 5 (1.03%) TCP/IP
3 4 (0.82%) DNS
3 4 (0.82%) LAN
4 3 (0.62%) HTTP
4 3 (0.62%) SSL
4 3 (0.62%) VPN
4 3 (0.62%) WAN
5 2 (0.41%) Broadband
5 2 (0.41%) Internet
5 2 (0.41%) Reverse Proxy
5 2 (0.41%) SNMP
5 2 (0.41%) VoIP
5 2 (0.41%) Wireless
5 2 (0.41%) Wireshark
6 1 (0.21%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (0.21%) DHCP
6 1 (0.21%) Intranet
6 1 (0.21%) Network Security
6 1 (0.21%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 202 (41.65%) SQL Server
2 33 (6.80%) Azure SQL Database
3 32 (6.60%) NoSQL
4 25 (5.15%) Relational Database
5 17 (3.51%) Data Warehouse
6 16 (3.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 15 (3.09%) MongoDB
8 13 (2.68%) MySQL
9 12 (2.47%) Redis
10 11 (2.27%) SQL Server 2016
11 9 (1.86%) SQL Server 2012
11 9 (1.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 8 (1.65%) PostgreSQL
12 8 (1.65%) Power BI
13 7 (1.44%) Data Lake
14 6 (1.24%) Couchbase
14 6 (1.24%) RDBMS
15 5 (1.03%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 5 (1.03%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
15 5 (1.03%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 94 (19.38%) Git (software)
2 78 (16.08%) Visual Studio
3 38 (7.84%) Team Foundation Server
4 37 (7.63%) Jenkins
5 36 (7.42%) NUnit
6 25 (5.15%) TeamCity
7 23 (4.74%) Selenium
7 23 (4.74%) SpecFlow
8 21 (4.33%) ReSharper
9 20 (4.12%) JIRA
10 16 (3.30%) Postman
11 12 (2.47%) Visual Studio Team System
12 9 (1.86%) Cypress.io
12 9 (1.86%) JMeter
12 9 (1.86%) MSTest
12 9 (1.86%) SoapUI
13 8 (1.65%) Bitbucket
14 7 (1.44%) Jasmine
14 7 (1.44%) Moq
14 7 (1.44%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 82 (16.91%) Finance
2 68 (14.02%) Banking
3 35 (7.22%) Public Sector
4 32 (6.60%) Investment Banking
5 29 (5.98%) Front Office
6 6 (1.24%) Marketing
7 5 (1.03%) Legal
7 5 (1.03%) Telecoms
8 4 (0.82%) Games
8 4 (0.82%) Law
8 4 (0.82%) Manufacturing
8 4 (0.82%) Pharmaceutical
8 4 (0.82%) Retail
9 3 (0.62%) Back Office
9 3 (0.62%) Electronics
10 2 (0.41%) Automotive
10 2 (0.41%) Local Government
11 1 (0.21%) Czech Language
11 1 (0.21%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.21%) Military
Job Titles
1 364 (75.05%) Developer
2 230 (47.42%) .NET Developer
3 116 (23.92%) C# Developer
4 77 (15.88%) C# .NET Developer
5 64 (13.20%) Senior Developer
6 45 (9.28%) Full Stack Developer
7 40 (8.25%) Senior .NET Developer
8 27 (5.57%) Azure Developer
9 25 (5.15%) SQL Developer
10 24 (4.95%) Software Developer
11 20 (4.12%) Software Engineer
12 18 (3.71%) Azure Engineer
12 18 (3.71%) Senior C# Developer
13 17 (3.51%) Architect
13 17 (3.51%) DevOps Engineer
14 16 (3.30%) Lead Developer
15 15 (3.09%) Applications Developer
16 13 (2.68%) Consultant
17 12 (2.47%) .NET Software Engineer
17 12 (2.47%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 485 (100.00%) .NET
2 183 (37.73%) .NET Core
3 158 (32.58%) ASP.NET
4 145 (29.90%) Entity Framework
5 139 (28.66%) CSS
6 127 (26.19%) HTML
7 120 (24.74%) AngularJS
8 95 (19.59%) ASP.NET Web API
9 82 (16.91%) React
10 71 (14.64%) Web Services
11 66 (13.61%) REST
12 64 (13.20%) jQuery
13 61 (12.58%) RESTful
14 53 (10.93%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 48 (9.90%) WCF
15 48 (9.90%) WPF
16 43 (8.87%) ASP.NET Core
17 42 (8.66%) ASP.NET MVC
17 42 (8.66%) HTML5
18 38 (7.84%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 37 (7.63%) User Experience
2 27 (5.57%) Greenfield Project
3 18 (3.71%) N-Tier
4 14 (2.89%) Enterprise Cloud
4 14 (2.89%) Self-Motivation
5 13 (2.68%) NHS
6 10 (2.06%) Data Structures
6 10 (2.06%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 8 (1.65%) Analytical Skills
7 8 (1.65%) Enterprise Software
7 8 (1.65%) Management Information System
7 8 (1.65%) Mobile App
8 7 (1.44%) Fixed Income
9 5 (1.03%) Cloud Native
10 4 (0.82%) Algorithms
10 4 (0.82%) Hedge funds
11 3 (0.62%) Data Centre
11 3 (0.62%) Smartphone
11 3 (0.62%) Virtual Team
11 3 (0.62%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 58 (11.96%) Windows
2 24 (4.95%) Linux
3 12 (2.47%) Android
4 11 (2.27%) Apple iOS
5 4 (0.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (0.82%) Windows Server
6 3 (0.62%) Windows 10
7 2 (0.41%) CentOS
7 2 (0.41%) Solaris
8 1 (0.21%) SUSE
8 1 (0.21%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.21%) Unix
8 1 (0.21%) VMS
8 1 (0.21%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.21%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.21%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 205 (42.27%) Agile Software Development
2 153 (31.55%) MVC
3 139 (28.66%) DevOps
4 103 (21.24%) TDD
5 75 (15.46%) Microservices
6 73 (15.05%) Test Automation
7 65 (13.40%) Scrum
8 54 (11.13%) Software Engineering
9 53 (10.93%) Continuous Integration
9 53 (10.93%) Unit Testing
10 51 (10.52%) OO
11 46 (9.48%) Web Development
12 38 (7.84%) SOLID
13 28 (5.77%) BDD
14 27 (5.57%) Migration
14 27 (5.57%) Problem-Solving
15 26 (5.36%) Architectural Design
15 26 (5.36%) Computer Science
16 25 (5.15%) Multithreading
17 24 (4.95%) Infrastructure as Code
Programming Languages
1 354 (72.99%) C#
2 219 (45.15%) SQL
3 206 (42.47%) JavaScript
4 71 (14.64%) TypeScript
5 48 (9.90%) PowerShell
6 42 (8.66%) Python
7 40 (8.25%) PL/SQL
8 33 (6.80%) T-SQL
9 31 (6.39%) Java
10 23 (4.74%) VB.NET
11 11 (2.27%) ES6
12 9 (1.86%) C++
13 8 (1.65%) VB
13 8 (1.65%) XPath
14 6 (1.24%) VBA
15 5 (1.03%) Ruby
15 5 (1.03%) Scala
15 5 (1.03%) XAML
16 4 (0.82%) Apex Code
17 3 (0.62%) C++/CLI
Qualifications
1 30 (6.19%) Degree
2 21 (4.33%) Security Cleared
3 12 (2.47%) SC Cleared
4 11 (2.27%) Computer Science Degree
5 5 (1.03%) BPSS Clearance
5 5 (1.03%) PhD
6 2 (0.41%) DV Cleared
6 2 (0.41%) ISTQB
6 2 (0.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (0.21%) A+ Certification
7 1 (0.21%) CCNA
7 1 (0.21%) CISA
7 1 (0.21%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.21%) CISM
7 1 (0.21%) CISSP
7 1 (0.21%) ISSAP
7 1 (0.21%) ISSEP
7 1 (0.21%) Master's Degree
7 1 (0.21%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (4.33%) QA
2 15 (3.09%) NIST
3 1 (0.21%) COBIT
3 1 (0.21%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.21%) Dodd-Frank
3 1 (0.21%) GDPR
3 1 (0.21%) Good Clinical Practice
3 1 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.21%) WCAG
System Software
1 32 (6.60%) Docker
2 20 (4.12%) Active Directory
3 13 (2.68%) Hyper-V
4 3 (0.62%) Virtual Desktop
5 2 (0.41%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.21%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 45 (9.28%) Kubernetes
2 44 (9.07%) Terraform
3 12 (2.47%) Ansible
4 5 (1.03%) Puppet
4 5 (1.03%) Rancher
5 4 (0.82%) MIIS
6 2 (0.41%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (0.41%) Packer
7 1 (0.21%) Data Guard
7 1 (0.21%) Grafana
7 1 (0.21%) HP Fortify
7 1 (0.21%) WebSphere Cast Iron
Vendors
1 114 (23.51%) Microsoft
2 72 (14.85%) Oracle
3 20 (4.12%) Google
4 17 (3.51%) DevExpress
5 12 (2.47%) Telerik
6 8 (1.65%) Sitecore
7 7 (1.44%) Xamarin
8 6 (1.24%) Salesforce.com
9 5 (1.03%) MuleSoft
10 4 (0.82%) IBM
10 4 (0.82%) SAP
11 3 (0.62%) DocuSign
11 3 (0.62%) Perforce
11 3 (0.62%) Red Hat
11 3 (0.62%) Workday
12 2 (0.41%) AppDynamics
12 2 (0.41%) Databricks
12 2 (0.41%) New Relic
12 2 (0.41%) Remedy
12 2 (0.41%) TIBCO