Period
to 19 February 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 19 February 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
19 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 184 178 152
Rank change year-on-year -6 -26 +4
Contract jobs citing .NET Framework 1,447 1,391 1,760
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.44% 1.47% 1.63%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 4.51% 4.67% 5.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,081 960 1,241
UK median daily rate £400 £363 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.34% +3.57% -6.67%
10th Percentile £308 £268 £275
90th Percentile £600 £538 £531
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £350 £338
% change year-on-year +2.86% +3.70% -3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 20 33
UK median hourly rate £45.00 £29.39 £38.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +53.13% -23.67% -6.67%
10th Percentile £24.85 £13.36 £36.25
90th Percentile £48.41 £45.10 £63.92
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.75 £23.78 £38.50
% change year-on-year +84.02% -38.25% -3.75%

.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 32,119 29,815 31,269
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 31.89% 31.55% 28.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 22,889 20,628 21,659
UK median daily rate £463 £425 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.82% +2.41% +3.75%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £281
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 339 336 547
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £38.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +3.90% +10.00%
10th Percentile £18.20 £15.38 £16.25
90th Percentile £55.12 £52.00 £56.72
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.61 £38.63 £38.75
% change year-on-year +7.73% -0.32% +10.71%

.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 19 February 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 19 February 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 19 February 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 +1 1,328 £400 +9.59% 733
UK excluding London -25 843 £360 +2.86% 599
London +34 586 £500 +17.65% 181
South East +9 255 £360 - 160
North of England -2 182 £340 - 190
Midlands -36 141 £350 - 89
South West -1 99 £375 +10.29% 64
West Midlands -24 98 £423 +24.26% 37
Yorkshire +1 90 £330 -2.65% 73
North West -22 82 £350 - 103
East of England -31 60 £350 - 49
Scotland -34 55 £375 +11.94% 30
East Midlands -28 43 £325 -10.34% 52
Wales +26 42 £415 +111.46% 13
North East +29 10 £240 -23.20% 14
Northern Ireland -5 8 £446 - 4
Isle of Man - 1 £400 -

For the 6 months to 19 February 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 1,447 (100.00%) .NET
2 1,219 (84.24%) C#
3 850 (58.74%) SQL Server
4 761 (52.59%) MVC
5 750 (51.83%) Agile Software Development
6 715 (49.41%) ASP.NET
7 647 (44.71%) JavaScript
8 636 (43.95%) Entity Framework
9 563 (38.91%) SQL
10 556 (38.42%) HTML
11 514 (35.52%) CSS
12 460 (31.79%) Microsoft
13 444 (30.68%) ASP.NET Web API
14 439 (30.34%) AngularJS
15 426 (29.44%) TDD
16 414 (28.61%) ASP.NET MVC
17 325 (22.46%) jQuery
18 317 (21.91%) Scrum
19 313 (21.63%) Microsoft Azure
20 311 (21.49%) Continuous Integration
21 310 (21.42%) Finance
22 282 (19.49%) WCF
23 270 (18.66%) Web Services
24 264 (18.24%) Visual Studio
25 239 (16.52%) Team Foundation Server
26 232 (16.03%) Git (software)
26 232 (16.03%) Unit Testing
27 224 (15.48%) Web Development
28 217 (15.00%) HTML5
29 204 (14.10%) BDD

.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 70 (4.84%) SharePoint
2 69 (4.77%) CMS
3 61 (4.22%) IIS
4 44 (3.04%) Confluence
5 41 (2.83%) NServiceBus
6 38 (2.63%) Elasticsearch
7 24 (1.66%) Sitecore CMS
8 18 (1.24%) BizTalk Server
9 17 (1.17%) SharePoint 2013
10 16 (1.11%) Umbraco
11 13 (0.90%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 12 (0.83%) Tomcat
13 10 (0.69%) JBoss
14 8 (0.55%) Apache
14 8 (0.55%) Kentico
15 7 (0.48%) SharePoint 2010
15 7 (0.48%) SharePoint Server
16 4 (0.28%) EPiServer
16 4 (0.28%) K2 blackpearl
16 4 (0.28%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 64 (4.42%) Microsoft Excel
2 23 (1.59%) Microsoft Office
3 9 (0.62%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 5 (0.35%) MS Visio
5 4 (0.28%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.14%) Fireworks
7 1 (0.069%) InfoPath
7 1 (0.069%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.069%) Simulink
7 1 (0.069%) Stateflow
Business Applications
1 35 (2.42%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (0.62%) Elite 3E
3 4 (0.28%) SAP S/4HANA
4 3 (0.21%) RMDS
4 3 (0.21%) WebTrends
5 2 (0.14%) Endur
5 2 (0.14%) Maximo
5 2 (0.14%) Payment Gateway
6 1 (0.069%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 1 (0.069%) DELMIA
6 1 (0.069%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.069%) Markit EDM
6 1 (0.069%) MetaTrader
6 1 (0.069%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 313 (21.63%) Microsoft Azure
2 119 (8.22%) Amazon AWS
3 41 (2.83%) PaaS
4 35 (2.42%) IaaS
5 30 (2.07%) Office 365
6 21 (1.45%) Cloud Computing
7 18 (1.24%) Azure Active Directory
8 16 (1.11%) Serverless
9 15 (1.04%) Google Cloud Platform
9 15 (1.04%) SaaS
10 12 (0.83%) AWS Lambda
10 12 (0.83%) npm
11 11 (0.76%) AWS CloudFormation
11 11 (0.76%) Dynamics 365
12 10 (0.69%) Amazon EC2
13 9 (0.62%) Amazon ELB
13 9 (0.62%) Amazon S3
14 8 (0.55%) GitHub
15 6 (0.41%) Route 53
15 6 (0.41%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 17 (1.17%) Internet
2 13 (0.90%) TCP/IP
3 12 (0.83%) DNS
4 11 (0.76%) Intranet
5 8 (0.55%) HTTP
6 6 (0.41%) SMTP
7 5 (0.35%) PPP
7 5 (0.35%) Wireshark
8 4 (0.28%) IMAP
8 4 (0.28%) Unified Communications
9 3 (0.21%) DHCP
9 3 (0.21%) Extranet
9 3 (0.21%) Skype
9 3 (0.21%) SMS
10 2 (0.14%) CTI
10 2 (0.14%) Modbus
10 2 (0.14%) snoop
10 2 (0.14%) WEP
11 1 (0.069%) AMQP
11 1 (0.069%) DSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 850 (58.74%) SQL Server
2 139 (9.61%) Relational Database
3 112 (7.74%) SQL Server 2008
4 93 (6.43%) SQL Server 2012
5 83 (5.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 71 (4.91%) RDBMS
6 71 (4.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 68 (4.70%) NoSQL
8 60 (4.15%) Oracle Database
9 37 (2.56%) MongoDB
10 35 (2.42%) SQL Server 2014
11 33 (2.28%) Data Warehouse
12 31 (2.14%) SQL Server 2005
13 28 (1.94%) SQL Server 2016
14 20 (1.38%) MySQL
14 20 (1.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 16 (1.11%) Oracle Database 11g
16 12 (0.83%) Oracle Reports
17 10 (0.69%) Azure SQL Database
17 10 (0.69%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 264 (18.24%) Visual Studio
2 239 (16.52%) Team Foundation Server
3 232 (16.03%) Git (software)
4 166 (11.47%) NUnit
5 106 (7.33%) TeamCity
6 105 (7.26%) JIRA
7 76 (5.25%) Selenium
8 73 (5.04%) Jenkins
9 66 (4.56%) SpecFlow
10 61 (4.22%) Visual Studio Team System
11 60 (4.15%) Subversion
12 53 (3.66%) ReSharper
13 47 (3.25%) Octopus Deploy
14 46 (3.18%) MSTest
15 35 (2.42%) Jasmine
16 31 (2.14%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 27 (1.87%) Moq
18 21 (1.45%) Bitbucket
19 20 (1.38%) FitNesse
19 20 (1.38%) MSBuild
General
1 310 (21.42%) Finance
2 158 (10.92%) Banking
3 69 (4.77%) Front Office
4 61 (4.22%) Investment Banking
5 46 (3.18%) Back Office
6 24 (1.66%) Marketing
6 24 (1.66%) Retail
7 16 (1.11%) Advertising
8 15 (1.04%) Legal
9 13 (0.90%) Law
10 11 (0.76%) Manufacturing
11 10 (0.69%) Games
12 8 (0.55%) Financial Institution
13 6 (0.41%) Automotive
14 5 (0.35%) Billing
14 5 (0.35%) General Ledger
15 3 (0.21%) Electronics
15 3 (0.21%) Telecoms
16 2 (0.14%) French Language
17 1 (0.069%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 1,210 (83.62%) Developer
2 715 (49.41%) .NET Developer
3 503 (34.76%) C# Developer
4 298 (20.59%) C# .NET Developer
5 141 (9.74%) Senior Developer
5 141 (9.74%) SQL Developer
6 136 (9.40%) Full Stack Developer
7 118 (8.15%) ASP.NET Developer
8 113 (7.81%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
9 94 (6.50%) Senior .NET Developer
10 85 (5.87%) C# ASP.NET Developer
11 75 (5.18%) Software Developer
12 72 (4.98%) Angular Developer
12 72 (4.98%) WPF Developer
13 68 (4.70%) Web Developer
14 64 (4.42%) C# WPF Developer
15 63 (4.35%) Architect
16 61 (4.22%) Senior C# Developer
17 55 (3.80%) Agile Developer
18 53 (3.66%) JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,447 (100.00%) .NET
2 715 (49.41%) ASP.NET
3 636 (43.95%) Entity Framework
4 556 (38.42%) HTML
5 514 (35.52%) CSS
6 444 (30.68%) ASP.NET Web API
7 439 (30.34%) AngularJS
8 414 (28.61%) ASP.NET MVC
9 325 (22.46%) jQuery
10 282 (19.49%) WCF
11 270 (18.66%) Web Services
12 217 (15.00%) HTML5
13 163 (11.26%) XML
14 162 (11.20%) WPF
15 155 (10.71%) RESTful
16 148 (10.23%) LINQ
17 121 (8.36%) CSS3
17 121 (8.36%) Twitter Bootstrap
18 119 (8.22%) REST
19 117 (8.09%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 94 (6.50%) Enterprise Software
2 90 (6.22%) Greenfield Project
3 72 (4.98%) Fintech
4 53 (3.66%) Analytical Skills
5 46 (3.18%) Computer Science
6 44 (3.04%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 40 (2.76%) N-Tier
8 37 (2.56%) Fixed Income
8 37 (2.56%) User Experience
9 26 (1.80%) Algorithms
9 26 (1.80%) Hedge funds
10 24 (1.66%) Derivative
11 23 (1.59%) Mobile App
12 22 (1.52%) Management Information System
13 20 (1.38%) NHS
14 19 (1.31%) Data Structures
15 17 (1.17%) Market Risk
16 16 (1.11%) iPad
16 16 (1.11%) Online Banking
17 15 (1.04%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 186 (12.85%) Windows
2 51 (3.52%) Windows Server
3 37 (2.56%) Linux
4 16 (1.11%) Android
4 16 (1.11%) Windows Server 2012
5 15 (1.04%) Apple iOS
6 11 (0.76%) Unix
7 7 (0.48%) Windows Server 2008
8 6 (0.41%) Nucleus RTOS
8 6 (0.41%) Windows 10
8 6 (0.41%) Windows 8
8 6 (0.41%) Windows Phone
8 6 (0.41%) Windows Server 2003
9 5 (0.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 5 (0.35%) Windows Vista
10 3 (0.21%) VMS
11 2 (0.14%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.069%) Windows 7
12 1 (0.069%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 761 (52.59%) MVC
2 750 (51.83%) Agile Software Development
3 426 (29.44%) TDD
4 317 (21.91%) Scrum
5 311 (21.49%) Continuous Integration
6 232 (16.03%) Unit Testing
7 224 (15.48%) Web Development
8 204 (14.10%) BDD
9 185 (12.79%) Test Automation
10 154 (10.64%) OO
11 140 (9.68%) DevOps
12 130 (8.98%) SDLC
12 130 (8.98%) Software Engineering
13 126 (8.71%) SOLID
14 117 (8.09%) Microservices
15 107 (7.39%) MVVM
15 107 (7.39%) OOP
16 106 (7.33%) SOA
17 87 (6.01%) Kanban
18 79 (5.46%) Front End Development
Programming Languages
1 1,219 (84.24%) C#
2 647 (44.71%) JavaScript
3 563 (38.91%) SQL
4 176 (12.16%) T-SQL
5 102 (7.05%) TypeScript
5 102 (7.05%) VB.NET
6 91 (6.29%) PowerShell
7 81 (5.60%) Java
8 57 (3.94%) VBA
9 46 (3.18%) PL/SQL
10 40 (2.76%) C++
11 39 (2.70%) Python
11 39 (2.70%) VB
12 21 (1.45%) XAML
13 16 (1.11%) Ruby
14 15 (1.04%) XPath
15 14 (0.97%) C
16 13 (0.90%) PHP
17 9 (0.62%) Bash Shell
17 9 (0.62%) Perl
Qualifications
1 73 (5.04%) Degree
2 24 (1.66%) Security Cleared
3 20 (1.38%) Microsoft Certification
4 19 (1.31%) Computer Science Degree
5 8 (0.55%) BPSS Clearance
6 7 (0.48%) ISTQB
7 6 (0.41%) MCSD
7 6 (0.41%) SC Cleared
8 5 (0.35%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 5 (0.35%) MCP
9 3 (0.21%) DV Cleared
9 3 (0.21%) MCPD
9 3 (0.21%) MCTS
9 3 (0.21%) Numerate Degree
10 2 (0.14%) HND
10 2 (0.14%) ISEB
10 2 (0.14%) Master's Degree
10 2 (0.14%) MCAD
10 2 (0.14%) PMI Certification
10 2 (0.14%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 56 (3.87%) QA
2 18 (1.24%) MiFID
3 13 (0.90%) HL7
4 9 (0.62%) GCP
5 5 (0.35%) Disclosure Scotland
6 4 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 3 (0.21%) GDPR
8 2 (0.14%) EMIR
8 2 (0.14%) PCI DSS
8 2 (0.14%) PMO
8 2 (0.14%) SLA
9 1 (0.069%) AQAP
9 1 (0.069%) ISO 26262
9 1 (0.069%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.069%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 1 (0.069%) PSD2
9 1 (0.069%) WCAG
System Software
1 63 (4.35%) Docker
2 22 (1.52%) Active Directory
3 11 (0.76%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (0.62%) Microsoft App-V
4 9 (0.62%) Virtual Machines
5 7 (0.48%) Hyper-V
5 7 (0.48%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 7 (0.48%) Virtual Servers
6 5 (0.35%) Virtual Desktop
6 5 (0.35%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (0.21%) Cronacle
8 1 (0.069%) vSphere
8 1 (0.069%) XenApp
8 1 (0.069%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 32 (2.21%) Kubernetes
2 26 (1.80%) Puppet
3 22 (1.52%) Opscode Chef
4 14 (0.97%) BladeLogic
5 12 (0.83%) Ansible
6 9 (0.62%) Grafana
7 7 (0.48%) Control-M
7 7 (0.48%) Single Sign-On
8 6 (0.41%) Prometheus
8 6 (0.41%) Terraform
9 5 (0.35%) SCCM
10 4 (0.28%) logstash
10 4 (0.28%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 4 (0.28%) vCenter Server
11 3 (0.21%) HP Quality Center
12 2 (0.14%) Consul
12 2 (0.14%) MOM
13 1 (0.069%) NetBackup
13 1 (0.069%) PowerCLI
13 1 (0.069%) SCOM
Vendors
1 460 (31.79%) Microsoft
2 173 (11.96%) Oracle
3 26 (1.80%) Atlassian
3 26 (1.80%) Sitecore
4 25 (1.73%) Xamarin
5 23 (1.59%) DevExpress
6 16 (1.11%) Sybase
6 16 (1.11%) Telerik
7 15 (1.04%) VMware
8 14 (0.97%) Google
9 11 (0.76%) SAP
10 10 (0.69%) HP
10 10 (0.69%) TIBCO
11 9 (0.62%) Citrix
11 9 (0.62%) Splunk
12 8 (0.55%) IBM
12 8 (0.55%) Intapp
12 8 (0.55%) Red Hat
13 7 (0.48%) Infragistics
14 6 (0.41%) Capita