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 3 months to 22 June 2017 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
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 189 197 141
Rank change year-on-year +8 -56  
Contract jobs citing .NET Framework 624 699 948
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.33% 1.30% 1.69%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 4.14% 4.57% 6.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 466 506 682
Median daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £538 £530
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +3.57% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 4 13
Median hourly rate £42.50 £36.50 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.43% -14.11%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £25.15 £22.24
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.63 £41.90 £50.24
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.25 £36.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year +13.01% -14.11%  

.NET Framework is in the industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 15082 15298 15416
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 32.18% 28.37% 27.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 10422 10796 10312
Median daily rate £430 £420 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.38% +8.38%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £300 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 204 179 206
Median hourly rate £41.50 £36.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.27% +2.85%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.08 £16.00 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £50.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £36.00 £38.89
% change year-on-year +18.05% -7.41%  

.NET Framework
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing .NET Framework as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

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 3 months to 22 June 2017.

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 3 months to 22 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for .NET Framework in the UK

.NET Framework
Top 30 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 3 months to 22 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -11 529 £370 -1.33% 375
London -33 201 £425 - 99
South East +13 116 £363 +3.57% 91
South West +21 53 £338 +3.84% 25
Scotland +45 47 £385 +22.22% 11
City of London -2 42 £413 -4.62% 27
East of England -22 38 £375 +7.14% 30
North West +22 35 £360 +2.85% 43
Kent +21 35 £340 +34.65% 3
Edinburgh +32 34 £413 +30.95% 4
East Midlands -3 32 £350 -17.64% 27
Yorkshire +13 28 £325 - 34
Hampshire +16 27 £388 +10.71% 28
Wales +21 26 £375 -18.91% 5
Wiltshire +13 26 £338 +3.84% 10
South Wales +22 24 £375 -18.91% 1
Swindon +15 22 £338 - 6
Cardiff +20 21 £375 - 1
Manchester +9 16 £375 - 24
Berkshire +5 16 £400 +6.66% 8
West Yorkshire +4 15 £315 -3.07% 20
Belfast -29 15 £406 +25.00% 1
County Antrim -32 15 £406 +25.00% 1
Northern Ireland -35 15 £406 +25.00% 1
Surrey +8 14 £400 +14.28% 18
West Midlands -4 14 £355 -9.26% 20
Hertfordshire +5 13 £320 -25.79% 9
Leicestershire +5 13 £350 +17.64% 10
Cheshire +28 12 £360 -4.00% 8
Leicester +11 12 £350 +7.69% 9

For the 6 months to 22 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing .NET Framework also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for .NET Framework.

1 1309 (100.00%) .NET
2 1067 (81.51%) C#
3 669 (51.11%) SQL Server
3 669 (51.11%) MVC
3 669 (51.11%) Entity Framework
4 617 (47.14%) JavaScript
4 617 (47.14%) ASP.NET
5 610 (46.60%) Agile Software Development
6 572 (43.70%) SQL
7 458 (34.99%) HTML
8 439 (33.54%) Microsoft
9 425 (32.47%) CSS
10 376 (28.72%) AngularJS
11 363 (27.73%) TDD
12 356 (27.20%) ASP.NET MVC
13 349 (26.66%) ASP.NET Web API
14 336 (25.67%) WCF
15 309 (23.61%) Web Services
16 296 (22.61%) Team Foundation Server
17 275 (21.01%) jQuery
18 259 (19.79%) Visual Studio
19 246 (18.79%) Scrum
20 221 (16.88%) Finance
21 208 (15.89%) XML
22 180 (13.75%) Windows
23 176 (13.45%) Microsoft Azure
24 166 (12.68%) Continuous Integration
25 163 (12.45%) LINQ
26 160 (12.22%) Unit Testing
26 160 (12.22%) Web Development

.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 84 (6.42%) IIS
2 73 (5.58%) CMS
3 69 (5.27%) SharePoint
4 45 (3.44%) EPiServer
5 37 (2.83%) NServiceBus
6 27 (2.06%) Umbraco
7 22 (1.68%) Sitecore CMS
8 21 (1.60%) SharePoint 2013
9 18 (1.38%) BizTalk Server
9 18 (1.38%) Confluence
10 17 (1.30%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 16 (1.22%) SharePoint 2010
12 9 (0.69%) Elasticsearch
12 9 (0.69%) WebSphere
13 6 (0.46%) Oracle Workflow
14 5 (0.38%) Tomcat
15 4 (0.31%) Documentum
15 4 (0.31%) JBoss
15 4 (0.31%) Skype for Business
15 4 (0.31%) WebLogic
Applications
1 31 (2.37%) Microsoft Office
2 21 (1.60%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (0.31%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.23%) Microsoft Project
4 3 (0.23%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.076%) Chatbot
5 1 (0.076%) Fireworks
5 1 (0.076%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 77 (5.88%) Dynamics CRM
2 12 (0.92%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.23%) Remedy ITSM
3 3 (0.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.15%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 2 (0.15%) Endur
5 1 (0.076%) Eloqua
5 1 (0.076%) Magento
5 1 (0.076%) Sage CRM
5 1 (0.076%) SAP CRM
5 1 (0.076%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 176 (13.45%) Microsoft Azure
2 40 (3.06%) Amazon AWS
3 27 (2.06%) PaaS
4 23 (1.76%) SaaS
5 13 (0.99%) IaaS
6 10 (0.76%) AWS Lambda
7 8 (0.61%) GitHub
7 8 (0.61%) Office 365
8 7 (0.53%) Amazon S3
9 6 (0.46%) Amazon EC2
9 6 (0.46%) Yammer
10 5 (0.38%) Amazon SQS
10 5 (0.38%) Azure Active Directory
10 5 (0.38%) Cloud Computing
10 5 (0.38%) OneDrive
10 5 (0.38%) Route 53
11 3 (0.23%) OpenShift
12 1 (0.076%) Amazon ElastiCache
12 1 (0.076%) Azure Machine Learning
12 1 (0.076%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 21 (1.60%) TCP/IP
2 20 (1.53%) DNS
3 18 (1.38%) HTTP
4 12 (0.92%) Internet
5 11 (0.84%) Intranet
6 8 (0.61%) Firewall
7 7 (0.53%) DHCP
7 7 (0.53%) LAN
7 7 (0.53%) LDAP
7 7 (0.53%) SSL
8 6 (0.46%) VLAN
8 6 (0.46%) WAN
9 5 (0.38%) Wi-Fi
9 5 (0.38%) Wireshark
10 4 (0.31%) Multicast
11 3 (0.23%) FTP
11 3 (0.23%) IMAP
11 3 (0.23%) Network Security
11 3 (0.23%) Skype
11 3 (0.23%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 669 (51.11%) SQL Server
2 106 (8.10%) SQL Server 2008
3 99 (7.56%) SQL Server 2012
4 96 (7.33%) Relational Database
5 72 (5.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 61 (4.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 51 (3.90%) NoSQL
8 45 (3.44%) RDBMS
9 44 (3.36%) Oracle Database
10 32 (2.44%) Oracle Database 11g
11 30 (2.29%) MongoDB
11 30 (2.29%) SQL Server 2014
12 28 (2.14%) Data Warehouse
13 20 (1.53%) SQL Server 2016
13 20 (1.53%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 19 (1.45%) SQL Server 2005
15 17 (1.30%) Oracle9i Database
16 14 (1.07%) Redis
17 13 (0.99%) MS Access
18 10 (0.76%) GIS
Development Applications
1 296 (22.61%) Team Foundation Server
2 259 (19.79%) Visual Studio
3 131 (10.01%) Git (software)
4 100 (7.64%) NUnit
5 75 (5.73%) Visual Studio Team System
6 60 (4.58%) JIRA
7 55 (4.20%) TeamCity
8 52 (3.97%) MSTest
9 45 (3.44%) Moq
10 39 (2.98%) Selenium
10 39 (2.98%) SpecFlow
11 33 (2.52%) Octopus Deploy
12 32 (2.44%) Jenkins
13 29 (2.22%) Subversion
14 28 (2.14%) gulp
14 28 (2.14%) MSBuild
15 20 (1.53%) Cucumber
16 19 (1.45%) Jasmine
16 19 (1.45%) ReSharper
17 18 (1.38%) Oracle Forms
General
1 221 (16.88%) Finance
2 71 (5.42%) Banking
3 44 (3.36%) Front Office
4 23 (1.76%) Investment Banking
4 23 (1.76%) Marketing
5 18 (1.38%) Advertising
6 15 (1.15%) Financial Institution
6 15 (1.15%) Retail
7 13 (0.99%) Manufacturing
8 11 (0.84%) Back Office
9 10 (0.76%) Publishing
10 9 (0.69%) Automotive
10 9 (0.69%) Electronics
10 9 (0.69%) Law
10 9 (0.69%) Legal
11 8 (0.61%) Telecoms
12 4 (0.31%) Aerospace
13 3 (0.23%) Billing
13 3 (0.23%) Games
13 3 (0.23%) Interactive Media
Job Titles
1 1095 (83.65%) Developer
2 712 (54.39%) .NET Developer
3 442 (33.77%) C# Developer
4 338 (25.82%) C# .NET Developer
5 172 (13.14%) ASP.NET Developer
6 138 (10.54%) Senior Developer
7 118 (9.01%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 116 (8.86%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
9 113 (8.63%) SQL Developer
10 89 (6.80%) Senior .NET Developer
11 85 (6.49%) Full Stack Developer
11 85 (6.49%) Software Developer
12 66 (5.04%) Senior C# Developer
13 64 (4.89%) Angular Developer
14 58 (4.43%) Web Developer
15 53 (4.05%) CRM Developer
16 49 (3.74%) Architect
16 49 (3.74%) WPF Developer
17 48 (3.67%) Dynamics CRM Developer
17 48 (3.67%) Senior C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1309 (100.00%) .NET
2 669 (51.11%) Entity Framework
3 617 (47.14%) ASP.NET
4 458 (34.99%) HTML
5 425 (32.47%) CSS
6 376 (28.72%) AngularJS
7 356 (27.20%) ASP.NET MVC
8 349 (26.66%) ASP.NET Web API
9 336 (25.67%) WCF
10 309 (23.61%) Web Services
11 275 (21.01%) jQuery
12 208 (15.89%) XML
13 163 (12.45%) LINQ
14 154 (11.76%) HTML5
15 135 (10.31%) JSON
16 133 (10.16%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 133 (10.16%) WPF
17 116 (8.86%) Ajax
18 115 (8.79%) REST
19 92 (7.03%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 86 (6.57%) Greenfield Project
2 61 (4.66%) Analytical Skills
3 59 (4.51%) Algorithms
4 37 (2.83%) User Experience
5 34 (2.60%) Computer Science
6 28 (2.14%) Mobile App
7 26 (1.99%) Fixed Income
8 22 (1.68%) NHS
8 22 (1.68%) N-Tier
9 21 (1.60%) Enterprise Software
10 13 (0.99%) Management Information System
11 12 (0.92%) W3C
12 11 (0.84%) Virtual Team
13 10 (0.76%) Hedge funds
14 9 (0.69%) Derivative
14 9 (0.69%) Equities
15 8 (0.61%) Data Centre
16 7 (0.53%) Equity Derivative
16 7 (0.53%) Public Cloud
17 6 (0.46%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 180 (13.75%) Windows
2 40 (3.06%) Windows Server
3 21 (1.60%) Linux
4 15 (1.15%) Unix
5 14 (1.07%) Android
6 11 (0.84%) Apple iOS
7 10 (0.76%) Windows Server 2008
7 10 (0.76%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (0.31%) Windows Server 2003
9 3 (0.23%) Windows 10
10 2 (0.15%) Mac OS X
10 2 (0.15%) Solaris
10 2 (0.15%) Windows Embedded Compact
11 1 (0.076%) Embedded Linux
11 1 (0.076%) HPUX
11 1 (0.076%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.076%) VMS
11 1 (0.076%) Windows 2000 Server
11 1 (0.076%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 669 (51.11%) MVC
2 610 (46.60%) Agile Software Development
3 363 (27.73%) TDD
4 246 (18.79%) Scrum
5 166 (12.68%) Continuous Integration
6 160 (12.22%) Unit Testing
6 160 (12.22%) Web Development
7 149 (11.38%) OO
8 141 (10.77%) Test Automation
9 123 (9.40%) SDLC
10 117 (8.94%) SOLID
11 96 (7.33%) SOA
12 94 (7.18%) Multithreading
12 94 (7.18%) MVVM
13 89 (6.80%) Software Engineering
14 88 (6.72%) OOP
15 86 (6.57%) Dependency Injection
16 82 (6.26%) CRM
17 77 (5.88%) DevOps
18 75 (5.73%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 1067 (81.51%) C#
2 617 (47.14%) JavaScript
3 572 (43.70%) SQL
4 160 (12.22%) T-SQL
5 97 (7.41%) TypeScript
6 71 (5.42%) Java
7 70 (5.35%) PowerShell
8 68 (5.19%) VB.NET
9 46 (3.51%) VB
10 39 (2.98%) PL/SQL
11 38 (2.90%) VBA
12 33 (2.52%) C++
13 26 (1.99%) C
14 19 (1.45%) Python
15 16 (1.22%) VB6
16 15 (1.15%) Shell Script
17 14 (1.07%) ES6
17 14 (1.07%) Ruby
18 13 (0.99%) PHP
19 11 (0.84%) X++
Qualifications
1 81 (6.19%) Security Cleared
2 69 (5.27%) Degree
3 53 (4.05%) SC Cleared
4 24 (1.83%) DV Cleared
5 11 (0.84%) Computer Science Degree
5 11 (0.84%) Microsoft Certification
6 6 (0.46%) BPSS Clearance
7 5 (0.38%) HNC
7 5 (0.38%) MCTS
8 3 (0.23%) ITIL Certification
8 3 (0.23%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 3 (0.23%) MCP
8 3 (0.23%) Numerate Degree
9 2 (0.15%) CFA
9 2 (0.15%) CTC Cleared
9 2 (0.15%) HND
9 2 (0.15%) PhD
10 1 (0.076%) CCNP
10 1 (0.076%) ISEB
10 1 (0.076%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 55 (4.20%) QA
2 7 (0.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (0.46%) GAAP
4 5 (0.38%) COBIT
5 4 (0.31%) Disclosure Scotland
5 4 (0.31%) PCI DSS
6 3 (0.23%) SLA
7 2 (0.15%) GxP
8 1 (0.076%) Dodd-Frank
8 1 (0.076%) EMIR
8 1 (0.076%) IFRS
8 1 (0.076%) ISO 8583
8 1 (0.076%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 1 (0.076%) MiFID
8 1 (0.076%) PMO
8 1 (0.076%) Solvency II
System Software
1 28 (2.14%) Active Directory
2 8 (0.61%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (0.53%) Docker
4 5 (0.38%) UAG
5 3 (0.23%) Virtual Desktop
6 2 (0.15%) Firmware
7 1 (0.076%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.076%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (0.076%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (0.076%) RACF
7 1 (0.076%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (0.076%) VirtualBox
7 1 (0.076%) Xen
Systems Management
1 11 (0.84%) Puppet
2 9 (0.69%) Opscode Chef
3 7 (0.53%) Control-M
4 5 (0.38%) Ansible
4 5 (0.38%) HP Quality Center
4 5 (0.38%) SCOrch
5 4 (0.31%) Mesos
6 2 (0.15%) Terraform
7 1 (0.076%) Consul
7 1 (0.076%) Fluentd
7 1 (0.076%) Grafana
7 1 (0.076%) HP Fortify
7 1 (0.076%) Kibana
7 1 (0.076%) Kubernetes
7 1 (0.076%) Marathon
7 1 (0.076%) Prometheus
7 1 (0.076%) Rundeck
7 1 (0.076%) SCCM
7 1 (0.076%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 1 (0.076%) Wonderware InTouch
Vendors
1 439 (33.54%) Microsoft
2 149 (11.38%) Oracle
3 30 (2.29%) Sitecore
4 22 (1.68%) Xamarin
5 17 (1.30%) Atlassian
6 16 (1.22%) Infragistics
7 14 (1.07%) Sybase
8 13 (0.99%) DevExpress
9 12 (0.92%) Telerik
10 10 (0.76%) SAP
11 9 (0.69%) Google
12 8 (0.61%) IBM
12 8 (0.61%) Perforce
12 8 (0.61%) VMware
13 7 (0.53%) HP
14 5 (0.38%) Sencha
14 5 (0.38%) ServiceNow
14 5 (0.38%) Syncfusion
14 5 (0.38%) Twitter
15 4 (0.31%) AppDynamics
Huddersfield, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Rate: £375 per day (circa)
Posted: 16 hours ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Trust In Soda
Rate: Up to £250 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
Gloucestershire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Rullion
Posted: 19 hours ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
FFT Education
Posted: Yesterday
Northamptonshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £300 - £400 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
South West
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £320 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £340.00 - £385.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Blind Veterans UK
Rate: £45,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
Leicester, Leicestershire
Computer People
Posted: 3 days ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
X4 Group
Rate: £300 - 375 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Staffworx Ltd
Rate: market rates
Posted: 2 days ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Networking People
Rate: £300 - £340 per day + Long term contract
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Buckinghamshire
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Hampshire
CPS Group UK
Rate: £390 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Rate: £200 - £275 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Leicestershire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
SoCode Limited
Rate: £375 - 425 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Ventnor, Isle of Wight
IT Retail People Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Good rates and Opportunity
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Salt
Rate: £500.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Networkers
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Total Recruitment Specialists Limited / TRG / Total recruitment group
Rate: £325 - £400 Per Day
Posted: 3 days ago