Period
to 28 January 2022

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 28 January 2022 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
28 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 216 294 229
Rank change year-on-year +78 -65 -59
Contract jobs citing .NET Framework 1,146 369 853
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 1.31% 0.87% 1.18%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 4.56% 2.84% 3.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 865 267 599
10th Percentile £350 £309 £325
25th Percentile £414 £363 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £450 £425
Median % change year-on-year +16.67% +5.88% -5.56%
75th Percentile £650 £569 £500
90th Percentile £725 £618 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £410 £400
% change year-on-year +9.76% +2.50% -0.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 3 2
10th Percentile £20.63 £21.80 £41.15
25th Percentile £47.75 £22.63 £41.38
Median hourly rate £49.00 £24.00 £43.50
Median % change year-on-year +104.17% -44.83% -3.33%
75th Percentile £49.50 £35.75 £46.38
90th Percentile £60.00 £42.80 £47.05
UK excluding London median hourly rate £48.75 £24.00 £43.50
% change year-on-year +103.13% -44.83% -3.33%

.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 25,122 12,977 21,604
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 28.61% 30.45% 29.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 18,291 9,199 15,246
10th Percentile £383 £318 £330
25th Percentile £450 £400 £406
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £480 £493
Median % change year-on-year +14.58% -2.54% +3.14%
75th Percentile £650 £575 £575
90th Percentile £738 £655 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £488 £425 £450
% change year-on-year +14.71% -5.50% +5.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 244 160 191
10th Percentile £21.00 £25.00 £18.80
25th Percentile £35.00 £34.50 £33.63
Median hourly rate £50.00 £45.00 £46.40
Median % change year-on-year +11.11% -3.02% +10.48%
75th Percentile £65.54 £57.63 £53.00
90th Percentile £76.90 £63.25 £78.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £49.88 £45.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year +10.83% - +7.54%

.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 28 January 2022.

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 28 January 2022.

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 28 January 2022. 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
Jobs
England +72 913 £550 +19.57% 622
London +62 549 £615 +17.14% 181
UK excluding London +21 377 £450 +9.76% 494
Work from Home +20 322 £500 +11.11% 148
South East -24 86 £450 -2.17% 108
North of England -33 67 £455 +8.66% 137
Scotland -31 57 £475 +18.75% 32
Midlands -47 55 £390 +13.45% 94
South West -24 48 £450 +9.09% 50
North West -21 40 £480 +41.18% 80
West Midlands -35 39 £400 +23.08% 48
East of England -15 36 £413 +26.92% 50
Wales -1 27 £590 +105.04% 15
Yorkshire -29 24 £450 -2.70% 42
East Midlands -30 16 £381 +8.93% 46
North East -3 3 £490 +8.89% 15
Northern Ireland - 3 £475 - 8

For the 6 months to 28 January 2022, 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 1,146 (100.00%) .NET
2 971 (84.73%) C#
3 542 (47.29%) SQL Server
4 534 (46.60%) SQL
5 533 (46.51%) Azure
6 515 (44.94%) Agile Software Development
7 416 (36.30%) .NET Core
8 364 (31.76%) ASP.NET
9 360 (31.41%) DevOps
10 357 (31.15%) Entity Framework
11 347 (30.28%) JavaScript
12 303 (26.44%) Microsoft
13 297 (25.92%) Git (software)
14 270 (23.56%) Microservices
15 250 (21.82%) AngularJS
16 243 (21.20%) MVC
17 241 (21.03%) Scrum
18 238 (20.77%) HTML
19 220 (19.20%) Windows
20 219 (19.11%) CSS
21 206 (17.98%) ASP.NET Web API
22 199 (17.36%) Software Engineering
22 199 (17.36%) CI/CD
23 189 (16.49%) TDD
24 188 (16.40%) Finance
25 187 (16.32%) Social Skills
26 185 (16.14%) TypeScript
27 180 (15.71%) Banking
28 171 (14.92%) React
29 166 (14.49%) Docker

.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 60 (5.24%) SharePoint
2 52 (4.54%) IIS
3 30 (2.62%) Confluence
4 17 (1.48%) CMS
5 16 (1.40%) EPiServer
6 15 (1.31%) Umbraco
7 6 (0.52%) Apache
7 6 (0.52%) Apache Solr
7 6 (0.52%) BizTalk Server
7 6 (0.52%) Tomcat
7 6 (0.52%) WebSphere
8 5 (0.44%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 4 (0.35%) DNN
9 4 (0.35%) Moodle
9 4 (0.35%) Totara
10 3 (0.26%) WordPress
11 2 (0.17%) ColdFusion
11 2 (0.17%) MQSeries
11 2 (0.17%) NServiceBus
11 2 (0.17%) OpenEdge
Applications
1 64 (5.58%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (0.52%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (0.17%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 27 (2.36%) Dynamics CRM
2 25 (2.18%) SunGard Martini
3 3 (0.26%) Distributed Ledger
3 3 (0.26%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.26%) R3 Corda
3 3 (0.26%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
4 2 (0.17%) Dynamics GP
5 1 (0.087%) Endur
5 1 (0.087%) Oracle Cash Management
Cloud Services
1 533 (46.51%) Azure
2 89 (7.77%) Azure Service Bus
3 77 (6.72%) PaaS
4 74 (6.46%) AWS
5 70 (6.11%) Serverless
6 59 (5.15%) Azure Functions
7 50 (4.36%) Azure Active Directory
8 46 (4.01%) Azure Cosmos DB
8 46 (4.01%) Azure Logic Apps
9 43 (3.75%) Azure Key Vault
10 38 (3.32%) Power Platform
11 28 (2.44%) SaaS
12 25 (2.18%) GitHub
13 21 (1.83%) Azure Data Factory
13 21 (1.83%) Azure Monitor
14 19 (1.66%) NuGet
15 18 (1.57%) Azure App Service
15 18 (1.57%) Azure Storage
15 18 (1.57%) OpenShift
15 18 (1.57%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 40 (3.49%) TCP/IP
2 23 (2.01%) Internet
3 13 (1.13%) SNMP
4 9 (0.79%) VoIP
5 8 (0.70%) Intranet
6 6 (0.52%) Network Security
7 5 (0.44%) DNS
7 5 (0.44%) HTTP
8 3 (0.26%) Wi-Fi
9 2 (0.17%) HTTPS
9 2 (0.17%) Kerberos
10 1 (0.087%) Firewall
10 1 (0.087%) PBX
10 1 (0.087%) SSL
10 1 (0.087%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 542 (47.29%) SQL Server
2 89 (7.77%) Oracle Database
3 67 (5.85%) Relational Database
4 58 (5.06%) NoSQL
5 57 (4.97%) Azure SQL Database
6 41 (3.58%) Data Warehouse
7 38 (3.32%) PostgreSQL
8 35 (3.05%) SQL Server 2008
9 31 (2.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 28 (2.44%) MongoDB
11 25 (2.18%) Oracle Database 12c
11 25 (2.18%) Power BI
12 22 (1.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 21 (1.83%) MySQL
13 21 (1.83%) Redis
14 19 (1.66%) SQL Server 2012
15 15 (1.31%) Oracle Reports
16 13 (1.13%) Data Lake
17 12 (1.05%) Crystal Reports
17 12 (1.05%) SQL Server 2019
Development Applications
1 297 (25.92%) Git (software)
2 130 (11.34%) Visual Studio
3 88 (7.68%) SpecFlow
4 81 (7.07%) Jenkins
5 78 (6.81%) NUnit
6 74 (6.46%) JIRA
7 67 (5.85%) TeamCity
8 58 (5.06%) Subversion
8 58 (5.06%) Team Foundation Server
9 54 (4.71%) Selenium
10 50 (4.36%) Bitbucket
11 43 (3.75%) Moq
12 36 (3.14%) Artifactory
13 33 (2.88%) Visual Studio Team System
14 26 (2.27%) Oracle APEX
14 26 (2.27%) Robot Framework
15 25 (2.18%) CppUnit
16 18 (1.57%) Cucumber
16 18 (1.57%) MSTest
17 17 (1.48%) Postman
General
1 188 (16.40%) Finance
2 187 (16.32%) Social Skills
3 180 (15.71%) Banking
4 89 (7.77%) Analytical Skills
5 86 (7.50%) Investment Banking
6 77 (6.72%) Front Office
7 65 (5.67%) Public Sector
8 33 (2.88%) Retail
9 31 (2.71%) Presentation Skills
10 15 (1.31%) Pharmaceutical
11 12 (1.05%) Law
12 11 (0.96%) Financial Institution
13 9 (0.79%) Documentation Skills
13 9 (0.79%) Military
14 8 (0.70%) Games
14 8 (0.70%) Marketing
15 7 (0.61%) Back Office
15 7 (0.61%) Retail Banking
16 6 (0.52%) Automotive
16 6 (0.52%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 914 (79.76%) Developer
2 507 (44.24%) .NET Developer
3 374 (32.64%) C# Developer
4 216 (18.85%) C# .NET Developer
5 115 (10.03%) Senior Developer
6 109 (9.51%) Azure Developer
7 101 (8.81%) Full Stack Developer
8 70 (6.11%) Software Developer
9 69 (6.02%) Software Engineer
10 56 (4.89%) Senior .NET Developer
11 51 (4.45%) .NET Developer - Fintech
12 49 (4.28%) SQL Developer
13 45 (3.93%) .NET Software Engineer
14 42 (3.66%) C# Software Engineer
15 40 (3.49%) Senior C# Developer
16 37 (3.23%) .NET Software Developer
17 35 (3.05%) Azure Engineer
18 34 (2.97%) Architect
18 34 (2.97%) C++ Developer
19 32 (2.79%) ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,146 (100.00%) .NET
2 416 (36.30%) .NET Core
3 364 (31.76%) ASP.NET
4 357 (31.15%) Entity Framework
5 250 (21.82%) AngularJS
6 238 (20.77%) HTML
7 219 (19.11%) CSS
8 206 (17.98%) ASP.NET Web API
9 171 (14.92%) React
10 145 (12.65%) REST
11 138 (12.04%) WPF
12 137 (11.95%) RESTful
13 134 (11.69%) Web Services
14 104 (9.08%) ASP.NET Core
15 98 (8.55%) HTML5
16 92 (8.03%) jQuery
17 88 (7.68%) WinForms
18 87 (7.59%) ASP.NET MVC
19 73 (6.37%) XML
20 70 (6.11%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 69 (6.02%) Greenfield Project
2 41 (3.58%) Self-Motivation
3 32 (2.79%) User Experience
4 24 (2.09%) Data Protection Act
5 20 (1.75%) Fixed Income
6 19 (1.66%) Data Structures
7 18 (1.57%) Enterprise Software
8 17 (1.48%) Equities
8 17 (1.48%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 15 (1.31%) Legacy Systems
9 15 (1.31%) Mobile App
10 12 (1.05%) Biotechnology
10 12 (1.05%) Cloud Native
10 12 (1.05%) Market Risk
10 12 (1.05%) NHS
11 11 (0.96%) Derivative
12 9 (0.79%) VLE
13 8 (0.70%) Credit Risk
14 7 (0.61%) Reference Data
15 6 (0.52%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 220 (19.20%) Windows
2 27 (2.36%) Linux
3 14 (1.22%) Windows Server
4 7 (0.61%) Unix
5 4 (0.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (0.26%) AIX
6 3 (0.26%) Apple iOS
6 3 (0.26%) VMS
7 1 (0.087%) Android
7 1 (0.087%) Windows 10
7 1 (0.087%) Windows Embedded Compact
7 1 (0.087%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 515 (44.94%) Agile Software Development
2 360 (31.41%) DevOps
3 270 (23.56%) Microservices
4 243 (21.20%) MVC
5 241 (21.03%) Scrum
6 199 (17.36%) CI/CD
6 199 (17.36%) Software Engineering
7 189 (16.49%) TDD
8 163 (14.22%) Full Stack Development
9 158 (13.79%) Test Automation
10 139 (12.13%) SOLID
11 137 (11.95%) OO
12 127 (11.08%) Unit Testing
13 111 (9.69%) BDD
14 105 (9.16%) Continuous Integration
14 105 (9.16%) SDLC
15 90 (7.85%) Web Development
16 88 (7.68%) Analytics
17 84 (7.33%) OOP
17 84 (7.33%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 971 (84.73%) C#
2 534 (46.60%) SQL
3 347 (30.28%) JavaScript
4 185 (16.14%) TypeScript
5 151 (13.18%) T-SQL
6 103 (8.99%) Python
7 101 (8.81%) PowerShell
8 88 (7.68%) VB.NET
9 74 (6.46%) PL/SQL
10 69 (6.02%) C++
10 69 (6.02%) VBA
11 65 (5.67%) Java
11 65 (5.67%) VB
12 36 (3.14%) C
13 14 (1.22%) XAML
14 9 (0.79%) Scala
15 7 (0.61%) PHP
15 7 (0.61%) Shell Script
16 6 (0.52%) Go
16 6 (0.52%) VB6
Qualifications
1 96 (8.38%) Security Cleared
2 79 (6.89%) SC Cleared
3 68 (5.93%) Degree
4 37 (3.23%) Computer Science Degree
5 9 (0.79%) BPSS Clearance
6 8 (0.70%) ISTQB
6 8 (0.70%) Master's Degree
7 7 (0.61%) DV Cleared
7 7 (0.61%) PhD
8 5 (0.44%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 5 (0.44%) Numerate Degree
9 4 (0.35%) ITIL Certification
9 4 (0.35%) Microsoft Certification
10 2 (0.17%) CISM
10 2 (0.17%) CISSP
10 2 (0.17%) ISEB
11 1 (0.087%) CISA
11 1 (0.087%) MCSE
11 1 (0.087%) PMI Certification
11 1 (0.087%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 93 (8.12%) QA
2 13 (1.13%) Accessibility
3 10 (0.87%) WCAG
4 3 (0.26%) NCSC
5 2 (0.17%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.17%) NIST
6 1 (0.087%) COBIT
6 1 (0.087%) DICOM
6 1 (0.087%) GDPR
6 1 (0.087%) HL7
6 1 (0.087%) ISO 9000
6 1 (0.087%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.087%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 166 (14.49%) Docker
2 42 (3.66%) Active Directory
3 7 (0.61%) LXC
4 5 (0.44%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (0.35%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (0.17%) Virtual Desktop
6 2 (0.17%) VMware NSX
6 2 (0.17%) vSphere
7 1 (0.087%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
7 1 (0.087%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 153 (13.35%) Kubernetes
2 30 (2.62%) Terraform
3 25 (2.18%) BladeLogic
4 23 (2.01%) Ansible
5 11 (0.96%) MIIS
5 11 (0.96%) Opscode Chef
6 9 (0.79%) Puppet
7 6 (0.52%) Automic
7 6 (0.52%) Rancher
7 6 (0.52%) ZABBIX
8 4 (0.35%) Kibana
9 3 (0.26%) Control-M
9 3 (0.26%) Grafana
9 3 (0.26%) SCCM
10 2 (0.17%) HP Quality Center
10 2 (0.17%) logstash
10 2 (0.17%) PowerCLI
10 2 (0.17%) Single Sign-On
10 2 (0.17%) vRealize
10 2 (0.17%) WMI
Vendors
1 303 (26.44%) Microsoft
2 162 (14.14%) Oracle
3 36 (3.14%) DevExpress
4 35 (3.05%) Telerik
5 25 (2.18%) FIS
5 25 (2.18%) SunGard
6 23 (2.01%) Citrix
7 21 (1.83%) SAP
8 17 (1.48%) Databricks
9 10 (0.87%) IBM
10 9 (0.79%) Blackboard
10 9 (0.79%) Google
11 6 (0.52%) Sybase
11 6 (0.52%) Xamarin
12 5 (0.44%) ESRI
12 5 (0.44%) Splunk
12 5 (0.44%) VMware
13 4 (0.35%) Apple
13 4 (0.35%) Blue Prism
14 3 (0.26%) ServiceNow