Period
to 9 April 2020

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 9 April 2020 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
9 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 222 176 179
Rank change year-on-year -46 +3 +11
Contract jobs citing .NET Framework 708 1,607 1,511
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 1.17% 1.66% 1.50%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 3.89% 5.04% 4.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 485 1,294 1,130
Median daily rate £425 £450 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.56% +8.43% +12.93%
10th Percentile £319 £320 £310
90th Percentile £575 £588 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £425 £375
% change year-on-year -5.88% +13.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 15 5
Median hourly rate £35.00 £45.00 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.22% - +20.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £43.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year -19.54% -3.33% +28.57%

.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 18,189 31,869 32,695
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 30.03% 32.92% 32.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 12,291 22,486 23,085
Median daily rate £500 £488 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% +2.63% +10.47%
10th Percentile £331 £325 £313
90th Percentile £663 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £438 £413
% change year-on-year +2.86% +6.06% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 251 314 323
Median hourly rate £35.00 £42.50 £41.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.65% +3.66% +1.54%
10th Percentile £20.50 £18.50 £17.52
90th Percentile £65.54 £60.00 £59.75
Median hourly rate £35.00 £42.50 £41.50
% change year-on-year -17.65% +2.41% +3.75%

.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 9 April 2020.

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
Top 18 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 9 April 2020. 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 -47 618 £425 -5.56% 514
UK excluding London -42 447 £400 -5.88% 414
London -31 246 £500 - 119
South East -18 142 £400 -11.11% 112
Midlands -2 76 £356 -20.83% 80
North of England -56 66 £395 +5.33% 114
Scotland +12 65 £425 +16.44% 7
South West -17 47 £400 -11.11% 50
Yorkshire +37 40 £400 +14.29% 35
East of England +18 40 £425 -3.41% 39
East Midlands +30 39 £350 -0.71% 32
West Midlands -5 36 £380 -17.84% 48
North West -54 20 £363 -5.84% 62
Work from Home -17 13 £425 -15.00% 57
Wales -8 9 £400 -11.11% 9
North East -1 6 £375 -9.09% 17
Northern Ireland +14 2 - - 2
Channel Islands - 1 £425 -

For the 6 months to 9 April 2020, 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.

1 708 (100.00%) .NET
2 577 (81.50%) C#
3 390 (55.08%) SQL Server
4 318 (44.92%) Entity Framework
5 303 (42.80%) MVC
6 300 (42.37%) ASP.NET
7 297 (41.95%) JavaScript
8 294 (41.53%) Agile Software Development
9 293 (41.38%) Azure
10 275 (38.84%) SQL
11 223 (31.50%) AngularJS
12 219 (30.93%) HTML
13 209 (29.52%) Microsoft
14 192 (27.12%) ASP.NET Web API
15 188 (26.55%) CSS
16 182 (25.71%) .NET Core
17 151 (21.33%) TDD
18 131 (18.50%) Git (software)
19 127 (17.94%) ASP.NET MVC
20 126 (17.80%) DevOps
21 123 (17.37%) jQuery
22 118 (16.67%) Visual Studio
23 109 (15.40%) T-SQL
24 107 (15.11%) Scrum
25 103 (14.55%) Finance
26 100 (14.12%) Web Services
26 100 (14.12%) Windows
27 99 (13.98%) React
28 89 (12.57%) Microservices
28 89 (12.57%) WCF

.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 58 (8.19%) IIS
2 41 (5.79%) SharePoint
3 31 (4.38%) CMS
4 16 (2.26%) Elasticsearch
5 14 (1.98%) Umbraco
6 13 (1.84%) Cloud Foundry
7 11 (1.55%) EPiServer
8 9 (1.27%) BizTalk Server
9 8 (1.13%) SharePoint 2013
10 7 (0.99%) Sitecore CMS
11 5 (0.71%) Mule
12 4 (0.56%) Mule ESB
13 3 (0.42%) Apache
13 3 (0.42%) Confluence
13 3 (0.42%) Ethereum
13 3 (0.42%) Hyperledger
13 3 (0.42%) SharePoint 2010
13 3 (0.42%) SharePoint Server
14 2 (0.28%) JBoss
14 2 (0.28%) Tomcat
Applications
1 18 (2.54%) Microsoft Excel
2 9 (1.27%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.14%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 18 (2.54%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.42%) R3 Corda
3 2 (0.28%) Eloqua
3 2 (0.28%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.14%) Sprinklr
Cloud Services
1 293 (41.38%) Azure
2 63 (8.90%) AWS
3 33 (4.66%) Serverless
4 29 (4.10%) Power Platform
5 20 (2.82%) Azure Functions
5 20 (2.82%) GitHub
6 18 (2.54%) PaaS
7 15 (2.12%) PowerApps
8 12 (1.69%) Azure Active Directory
8 12 (1.69%) Office 365
8 12 (1.69%) SaaS
9 10 (1.41%) GCP
10 9 (1.27%) NuGet
11 8 (1.13%) npm
12 6 (0.85%) AWS Lambda
12 6 (0.85%) Azure Data Factory
13 5 (0.71%) IaaS
14 4 (0.56%) Azure Stack
15 3 (0.42%) Dynamics 365
15 3 (0.42%) Microsoft Flow
Communications & Networking
1 11 (1.55%) HTTP
2 7 (0.99%) DNS
3 6 (0.85%) Internet
3 6 (0.85%) TCP/IP
4 5 (0.71%) IPv6
5 4 (0.56%) RTMP
5 4 (0.56%) SMTP
6 3 (0.42%) Skype
6 3 (0.42%) SSH
7 2 (0.28%) Network Security
7 2 (0.28%) RTSP
7 2 (0.28%) SNMP
7 2 (0.28%) SSL
7 2 (0.28%) VoIP
7 2 (0.28%) Wireless
8 1 (0.14%) 802.15
8 1 (0.14%) Broadband
8 1 (0.14%) Ethernet
8 1 (0.14%) Intranet
8 1 (0.14%) WEP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 390 (55.08%) SQL Server
2 45 (6.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 38 (5.37%) NoSQL
4 36 (5.08%) Relational Database
5 33 (4.66%) Azure SQL Database
5 33 (4.66%) SQL Server 2008
6 23 (3.25%) Cosmos DB
6 23 (3.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 20 (2.82%) MongoDB
7 20 (2.82%) Power BI
8 19 (2.68%) SQL Server 2014
9 15 (2.12%) Data Warehouse
9 15 (2.12%) Oracle Database
9 15 (2.12%) SQL Server 2012
10 14 (1.98%) Big Data
11 12 (1.69%) RDBMS
11 12 (1.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 11 (1.55%) Data Lake
13 9 (1.27%) Redis
13 9 (1.27%) SQL Server 2019
Development Applications
1 131 (18.50%) Git (software)
2 118 (16.67%) Visual Studio
3 72 (10.17%) Team Foundation Server
4 52 (7.34%) TeamCity
5 39 (5.51%) JIRA
6 35 (4.94%) NUnit
7 30 (4.24%) Octopus Deploy
8 26 (3.67%) Selenium
9 25 (3.53%) Visual Studio Team System
10 20 (2.82%) SpecFlow
11 18 (2.54%) Moq
12 17 (2.40%) Subversion
13 12 (1.69%) Postman
13 12 (1.69%) SoapUI
14 11 (1.55%) gulp
14 11 (1.55%) JMeter
14 11 (1.55%) webpack
15 9 (1.27%) Jenkins
15 9 (1.27%) ReSharper
16 5 (0.71%) Visual Studio Code
General
1 103 (14.55%) Finance
2 49 (6.92%) Public Sector
3 37 (5.23%) Banking
4 23 (3.25%) Front Office
5 20 (2.82%) Retail
6 19 (2.68%) Law
7 10 (1.41%) Investment Banking
8 9 (1.27%) Financial Institution
9 5 (0.71%) Back Office
9 5 (0.71%) Telecoms
10 4 (0.56%) German Language
11 3 (0.42%) Legal
11 3 (0.42%) Local Government
12 2 (0.28%) Advertising
12 2 (0.28%) French Language
12 2 (0.28%) Italian Language
12 2 (0.28%) Marketing
12 2 (0.28%) Multimedia
12 2 (0.28%) Pharmaceutical
13 1 (0.14%) Games
Job Titles
1 587 (82.91%) Developer
2 387 (54.66%) .NET Developer
3 193 (27.26%) C# Developer
4 128 (18.08%) C# .NET Developer
5 71 (10.03%) Full Stack Developer
6 61 (8.62%) Software Developer
7 59 (8.33%) Senior Developer
8 46 (6.50%) Angular Developer
9 43 (6.07%) Senior .NET Developer
10 41 (5.79%) Azure Developer
11 37 (5.23%) ASP.NET Developer
11 37 (5.23%) SQL Developer
12 33 (4.66%) JavaScript Developer
13 32 (4.52%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
14 28 (3.95%) C# Software Developer
15 27 (3.81%) .NET Software Developer
16 23 (3.25%) React Developer
17 18 (2.54%) C# ASP.NET Developer
18 16 (2.26%) HTML Developer
18 16 (2.26%) Senior C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 708 (100.00%) .NET
2 318 (44.92%) Entity Framework
3 300 (42.37%) ASP.NET
4 223 (31.50%) AngularJS
5 219 (30.93%) HTML
6 192 (27.12%) ASP.NET Web API
7 188 (26.55%) CSS
8 182 (25.71%) .NET Core
9 127 (17.94%) ASP.NET MVC
10 123 (17.37%) jQuery
11 100 (14.12%) Web Services
12 99 (13.98%) React
13 89 (12.57%) WCF
14 73 (10.31%) XML
15 71 (10.03%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 67 (9.46%) HTML5
17 66 (9.32%) REST
18 58 (8.19%) LINQ
19 57 (8.05%) RESTful
20 54 (7.63%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 52 (7.34%) Greenfield Project
2 51 (7.20%) Analytical Skills
3 30 (4.24%) Enterprise Software
4 22 (3.11%) User Experience
5 19 (2.68%) Cloud Native
6 18 (2.54%) Mobile App
6 18 (2.54%) Self-Motivation
7 15 (2.12%) Hedge funds
8 13 (1.84%) Data Structures
9 12 (1.69%) Fixed Income
10 9 (1.27%) N-Tier
11 8 (1.13%) EPoS
11 8 (1.13%) Equities
11 8 (1.13%) NHS
12 7 (0.99%) Management Information System
13 6 (0.85%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 5 (0.71%) Embedded Systems
15 3 (0.42%) Algorithms
15 3 (0.42%) Client/Server
15 3 (0.42%) Grid Computing
Operating Systems
1 100 (14.12%) Windows
2 26 (3.67%) Linux
2 26 (3.67%) Windows Server
3 20 (2.82%) Android
4 19 (2.68%) Apple iOS
5 7 (0.99%) Unix
6 4 (0.56%) Mac OS
7 3 (0.42%) Windows Server 2016
8 1 (0.14%) CentOS
8 1 (0.14%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.14%) MVS
8 1 (0.14%) OS/2
8 1 (0.14%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.14%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.14%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 303 (42.80%) MVC
2 294 (41.53%) Agile Software Development
3 151 (21.33%) TDD
4 126 (17.80%) DevOps
5 107 (15.11%) Scrum
6 89 (12.57%) Microservices
7 87 (12.29%) Unit Testing
8 79 (11.16%) Continuous Integration
9 77 (10.88%) Web Development
10 76 (10.73%) SOLID
11 69 (9.75%) BDD
12 59 (8.33%) OO
13 57 (8.05%) Test Automation
14 53 (7.49%) Problem-Solving
14 53 (7.49%) SDLC
15 41 (5.79%) Continuous Improvement
15 41 (5.79%) MVVM
15 41 (5.79%) Software Engineering
16 39 (5.51%) OOP
17 37 (5.23%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 577 (81.50%) C#
2 297 (41.95%) JavaScript
3 275 (38.84%) SQL
4 109 (15.40%) T-SQL
5 86 (12.15%) TypeScript
6 44 (6.21%) PowerShell
7 39 (5.51%) Java
8 29 (4.10%) VB.NET
9 26 (3.67%) Python
10 22 (3.11%) VB
11 17 (2.40%) C
12 16 (2.26%) PL/SQL
13 13 (1.84%) VBA
13 13 (1.84%) XAML
14 9 (1.27%) C++
15 7 (0.99%) Bash Shell
15 7 (0.99%) Ruby
16 5 (0.71%) ES6
16 5 (0.71%) PHP
17 4 (0.56%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 35 (4.94%) Degree
2 28 (3.95%) Security Cleared
3 24 (3.39%) SC Cleared
4 18 (2.54%) Computer Science Degree
5 13 (1.84%) Microsoft Certification
6 9 (1.27%) Numerate Degree
7 5 (0.71%) ISTQB
7 5 (0.71%) MCPD
8 4 (0.56%) Master's Degree
8 4 (0.56%) MCAD
8 4 (0.56%) MCITP
9 3 (0.42%) MCSD
9 3 (0.42%) PhD
10 2 (0.28%) CISM
10 2 (0.28%) CISSP
10 2 (0.28%) DBS Check
10 2 (0.28%) DV Cleared
10 2 (0.28%) MCP
11 1 (0.14%) BPSS Clearance
11 1 (0.14%) CompTIA Security+
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 47 (6.64%) QA
2 4 (0.56%) PMO
2 4 (0.56%) SLA
3 3 (0.42%) MiFID
4 2 (0.28%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (0.28%) WCAG
5 1 (0.14%) COBIT
5 1 (0.14%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.14%) EMIR
5 1 (0.14%) GDPR
5 1 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 46 (6.50%) Docker
2 21 (2.97%) Active Directory
3 5 (0.71%) VirtualBox
4 4 (0.56%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 32 (4.52%) Kubernetes
2 17 (2.40%) MIIS
3 10 (1.41%) Terraform
4 8 (1.13%) Puppet
5 5 (0.71%) HP ALM
6 3 (0.42%) Microsoft Clustering
6 3 (0.42%) PowerCLI
7 2 (0.28%) Ansible
7 2 (0.28%) Opscode Chef
8 1 (0.14%) CASB
8 1 (0.14%) cPanel
8 1 (0.14%) Grafana
8 1 (0.14%) Kibana
8 1 (0.14%) Perfmon
8 1 (0.14%) Single Sign-On
8 1 (0.14%) TeamSite
Vendors
1 209 (29.52%) Microsoft
2 72 (10.17%) Oracle
3 33 (4.66%) Xamarin
4 18 (2.54%) Google
5 16 (2.26%) Telerik
6 9 (1.27%) DevExpress
7 8 (1.13%) Sitecore
8 5 (0.71%) HP
9 4 (0.56%) Atlassian
9 4 (0.56%) MuleSoft
9 4 (0.56%) Sony
9 4 (0.56%) Sybase
10 3 (0.42%) Cisco
10 3 (0.42%) Fortinet
10 3 (0.42%) NetApp
10 3 (0.42%) Salesforce.com
10 3 (0.42%) SAP
10 3 (0.42%) Splunk
10 3 (0.42%) VMware
11 2 (0.28%) BT