Period
to 23 October 2019

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 23 October 2019 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
23 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 201 162 208
Rank change year-on-year -39 +46 -13
Contract jobs citing .NET Framework 1,120 1,768 1,310
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.32% 1.71% 1.31%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 4.29% 4.90% 4.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 849 1,324 988
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +13.33% -
10th Percentile £324 £313 £300
90th Percentile £550 £613 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £350
% change year-on-year +3.23% +10.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 22 20
UK median hourly rate £42.00 £45.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.67% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £30.16 £29.83 £24.69
90th Percentile £54.50 £56.80 £47.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.50 £45.00 £41.25
% change year-on-year -3.33% +9.09% +3.13%

.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 26,107 36,058 32,358
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 30.82% 34.85% 32.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 18,145 25,401 22,729
UK median daily rate £498 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.74% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £338 £325 £313
90th Percentile £650 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 281 316 369
UK median hourly rate £43.50 £41.57 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.64% +3.93% +6.67%
10th Percentile £20.26 £15.94 £18.40
90th Percentile £70.00 £59.38 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £41.25 £40.40
% change year-on-year +3.03% +2.10% +12.23%

.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 23 October 2019.

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 23 October 2019.

Contractor 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 23 October 2019. 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 -40 1,045 £430 +1.18% 777
UK excluding London -51 662 £400 +3.23% 683
London -2 442 £475 -5.00% 157
South East -17 256 £425 - 188
North of England -48 125 £365 - 168
Midlands +1 105 £400 +6.67% 118
North West -20 70 £363 -3.33% 86
South West -70 67 £400 -5.88% 95
West Midlands -18 55 £413 +10.00% 68
East Midlands +26 50 £370 -3.27% 48
Yorkshire -18 49 £375 +2.74% 58
East of England +22 46 £425 +14.86% 53
Scotland -7 45 £388 +3.33% 35
Wales -12 14 £410 +2.50% 26
North East -8 6 £375 -6.25% 24
Northern Ireland +6 5 £431 - 5

For the 6 months to 23 October 2019, 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 1,120 (100.00%) .NET
2 999 (89.20%) C#
3 630 (56.25%) SQL Server
4 548 (48.93%) Agile Software Development
5 534 (47.68%) JavaScript
6 500 (44.64%) Azure
7 483 (43.13%) Entity Framework
8 482 (43.04%) ASP.NET
9 477 (42.59%) MVC
10 466 (41.61%) SQL
11 387 (34.55%) ASP.NET Web API
12 380 (33.93%) AngularJS
13 358 (31.96%) Microsoft
14 352 (31.43%) HTML
15 317 (28.30%) CSS
16 313 (27.95%) .NET Core
17 308 (27.50%) TDD
18 235 (20.98%) ASP.NET MVC
19 229 (20.45%) Finance
20 224 (20.00%) Scrum
21 220 (19.64%) Git (software)
22 205 (18.30%) Visual Studio
23 194 (17.32%) DevOps
24 188 (16.79%) Microservices
24 188 (16.79%) jQuery
25 177 (15.80%) Web Services
26 152 (13.57%) Continuous Integration
27 143 (12.77%) Unit Testing
27 143 (12.77%) Windows
28 140 (12.50%) REST

.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 56 (5.00%) SharePoint
2 50 (4.46%) IIS
3 25 (2.23%) Umbraco
4 23 (2.05%) Confluence
5 20 (1.79%) CMS
6 14 (1.25%) BizTalk Server
6 14 (1.25%) SharePoint 2013
7 13 (1.16%) NServiceBus
8 10 (0.89%) MS Exchange
8 10 (0.89%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 8 (0.71%) Sitecore CMS
10 7 (0.63%) SharePoint Server
10 7 (0.63%) SugarCRM
11 5 (0.45%) Cloud Foundry
11 5 (0.45%) Documentum
11 5 (0.45%) Elasticsearch
12 4 (0.36%) ArcGIS
12 4 (0.36%) EPiServer
12 4 (0.36%) Oracle Workflow
13 3 (0.27%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 19 (1.70%) Microsoft Excel
2 8 (0.71%) Microsoft Office
3 7 (0.63%) MS Visio
4 6 (0.54%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 3 (0.27%) InfoPath
6 2 (0.18%) Microsoft Project
7 1 (0.089%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 24 (2.14%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (0.54%) SDL Web 8
3 2 (0.18%) Primavera
3 2 (0.18%) R3 Corda
4 1 (0.089%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.089%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 500 (44.64%) Azure
2 91 (8.13%) AWS
3 56 (5.00%) Serverless
4 46 (4.11%) Azure Functions
5 43 (3.84%) PaaS
6 40 (3.57%) SaaS
7 37 (3.30%) Azure Active Directory
8 30 (2.68%) npm
9 25 (2.23%) OpenShift
10 23 (2.05%) Office 365
10 23 (2.05%) Power Platform
11 20 (1.79%) GitHub
12 19 (1.70%) IaaS
13 17 (1.52%) Cloud Computing
14 15 (1.34%) Dynamics 365
15 14 (1.25%) GCP
16 11 (0.98%) Azure Data Factory
16 11 (0.98%) NuGet
17 7 (0.63%) AWS Lambda
17 7 (0.63%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 12 (1.07%) DNS
1 12 (1.07%) Intranet
2 10 (0.89%) Internet
3 8 (0.71%) Network Security
3 8 (0.71%) TCP/IP
4 6 (0.54%) HTTP
4 6 (0.54%) Modbus
5 4 (0.36%) Firewall
5 4 (0.36%) SSL
5 4 (0.36%) VPN
6 1 (0.089%) Broadband
6 1 (0.089%) Extranet
6 1 (0.089%) FTP
6 1 (0.089%) SMTP
6 1 (0.089%) SSH
6 1 (0.089%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 630 (56.25%) SQL Server
2 75 (6.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 72 (6.43%) Relational Database
4 65 (5.80%) NoSQL
5 63 (5.63%) Azure SQL Database
6 54 (4.82%) SQL Server 2008
7 50 (4.46%) Cosmos DB
8 43 (3.84%) SQL Server 2016
9 40 (3.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 37 (3.30%) SQL Server 2012
11 24 (2.14%) Redis
12 22 (1.96%) MySQL
13 19 (1.70%) Oracle Database
14 18 (1.61%) Power BI
14 18 (1.61%) SQL Server 2014
15 17 (1.52%) Data Warehouse
16 14 (1.25%) MongoDB
17 11 (0.98%) RDBMS
17 11 (0.98%) SQL Server 2005
18 10 (0.89%) Data Lake
Development Applications
1 220 (19.64%) Git (software)
2 205 (18.30%) Visual Studio
3 97 (8.66%) TeamCity
4 84 (7.50%) Team Foundation Server
5 70 (6.25%) JIRA
6 68 (6.07%) Jenkins
7 67 (5.98%) NUnit
8 62 (5.54%) Selenium
9 54 (4.82%) Visual Studio Team System
10 44 (3.93%) Octopus Deploy
11 43 (3.84%) Moq
12 35 (3.13%) Bitbucket
13 27 (2.41%) MSTest
13 27 (2.41%) SpecFlow
14 26 (2.32%) Subversion
15 21 (1.88%) Karma Test Runner
15 21 (1.88%) MSBuild
15 21 (1.88%) ReSharper
16 18 (1.61%) Grunt
17 17 (1.52%) Jasmine
General
1 229 (20.45%) Finance
2 48 (4.29%) Banking
3 41 (3.66%) Retail
4 39 (3.48%) Public Sector
5 28 (2.50%) Law
6 26 (2.32%) Front Office
7 19 (1.70%) Back Office
8 10 (0.89%) Investment Banking
9 9 (0.80%) Marketing
10 7 (0.63%) Games
11 6 (0.54%) Telecoms
12 5 (0.45%) Advertising
12 5 (0.45%) Automotive
12 5 (0.45%) Legal
12 5 (0.45%) Manufacturing
13 4 (0.36%) Financial Institution
13 4 (0.36%) German Language
13 4 (0.36%) Pharmaceutical
14 3 (0.27%) French Language
14 3 (0.27%) Military
Job Titles
1 923 (82.41%) Developer
2 546 (48.75%) .NET Developer
3 304 (27.14%) C# Developer
4 193 (17.23%) C# .NET Developer
5 120 (10.71%) Full Stack Developer
6 93 (8.30%) Senior Developer
7 72 (6.43%) Angular Developer
8 70 (6.25%) SQL Developer
9 68 (6.07%) Software Developer
10 62 (5.54%) Azure Developer
11 61 (5.45%) Senior .NET Developer
12 43 (3.84%) ASP.NET Developer
13 42 (3.75%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
14 39 (3.48%) React Developer
15 38 (3.39%) Lead Developer
16 37 (3.30%) Architect
17 36 (3.21%) Web Developer
18 35 (3.13%) C# ASP.NET Developer
19 32 (2.86%) .NET Software Developer
20 30 (2.68%) WPF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,120 (100.00%) .NET
2 483 (43.13%) Entity Framework
3 482 (43.04%) ASP.NET
4 387 (34.55%) ASP.NET Web API
5 380 (33.93%) AngularJS
6 352 (31.43%) HTML
7 317 (28.30%) CSS
8 313 (27.95%) .NET Core
9 235 (20.98%) ASP.NET MVC
10 188 (16.79%) jQuery
11 177 (15.80%) Web Services
12 140 (12.50%) REST
13 133 (11.88%) HTML5
13 133 (11.88%) WCF
14 126 (11.25%) React
15 119 (10.63%) RESTful
16 110 (9.82%) JSON
17 101 (9.02%) XML
18 95 (8.48%) Twitter Bootstrap
19 91 (8.13%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 87 (7.77%) Enterprise Software
2 59 (5.27%) Greenfield Project
3 58 (5.18%) Analytical Skills
4 28 (2.50%) Self-Motivation
5 26 (2.32%) Management Information System
6 22 (1.96%) Mobile App
7 11 (0.98%) N-Tier
7 11 (0.98%) User Experience
8 9 (0.80%) Driving Licence
8 9 (0.80%) EPoS
9 8 (0.71%) Hedge funds
10 7 (0.63%) Algorithms
10 7 (0.63%) Embedded Systems
10 7 (0.63%) NHS
10 7 (0.63%) Smartphone
11 6 (0.54%) Client/Server
11 6 (0.54%) Clustering
11 6 (0.54%) Data Structures
12 3 (0.27%) Robotics
12 3 (0.27%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 143 (12.77%) Windows
2 41 (3.66%) Linux
3 25 (2.23%) Android
3 25 (2.23%) Windows Server
4 23 (2.05%) Apple iOS
5 8 (0.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 7 (0.63%) Windows 8
7 4 (0.36%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (0.27%) Mac OS X
8 3 (0.27%) Unix
8 3 (0.27%) VMS
9 2 (0.18%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.089%) Amazon Linux
10 1 (0.089%) CentOS
10 1 (0.089%) Mac OS
10 1 (0.089%) MVS
10 1 (0.089%) OS/2
Processes & Methodologies
1 548 (48.93%) Agile Software Development
2 477 (42.59%) MVC
3 308 (27.50%) TDD
4 224 (20.00%) Scrum
5 194 (17.32%) DevOps
6 188 (16.79%) Microservices
7 152 (13.57%) Continuous Integration
8 143 (12.77%) Unit Testing
9 131 (11.70%) SOLID
10 128 (11.43%) BDD
11 127 (11.34%) Test Automation
12 116 (10.36%) Problem-Solving
13 114 (10.18%) Web Development
14 88 (7.86%) SDLC
15 86 (7.68%) OO
16 76 (6.79%) SOA
17 75 (6.70%) Kanban
18 71 (6.34%) Software Engineering
19 51 (4.55%) CRM
20 50 (4.46%) Dependency Injection
Programming Languages
1 999 (89.20%) C#
2 534 (47.68%) JavaScript
3 466 (41.61%) SQL
4 130 (11.61%) TypeScript
5 120 (10.71%) T-SQL
6 71 (6.34%) PowerShell
7 45 (4.02%) Java
7 45 (4.02%) VB.NET
8 31 (2.77%) Python
9 22 (1.96%) PL/SQL
10 18 (1.61%) PHP
10 18 (1.61%) VB
11 17 (1.52%) C++
11 17 (1.52%) VBA
12 16 (1.43%) ES6
13 11 (0.98%) C
14 7 (0.63%) Bash Shell
15 6 (0.54%) F#
15 6 (0.54%) R
16 5 (0.45%) XAML
Qualifications
1 61 (5.45%) Degree
2 59 (5.27%) Security Cleared
3 43 (3.84%) SC Cleared
4 28 (2.50%) Computer Science Degree
5 8 (0.71%) ISEB
5 8 (0.71%) ISTQB
6 6 (0.54%) HND
7 5 (0.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 3 (0.27%) GPEN
8 3 (0.27%) GWAPT
8 3 (0.27%) GXPN
8 3 (0.27%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (0.27%) OSCE
8 3 (0.27%) OSCP
8 3 (0.27%) PhD
8 3 (0.27%) SANS
9 2 (0.18%) BC Cleared
9 2 (0.18%) BPSS Clearance
9 2 (0.18%) CTC Cleared
10 1 (0.089%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 48 (4.29%) QA
2 13 (1.16%) MiFID
3 3 (0.27%) SLA
4 2 (0.18%) IFRS
4 2 (0.18%) ISO 14001
4 2 (0.18%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.089%) HL7
5 1 (0.089%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.089%) PMO
5 1 (0.089%) PSD2
5 1 (0.089%) WCAG
System Software
1 101 (9.02%) Docker
2 48 (4.29%) Active Directory
3 21 (1.88%) Virtual Machines
4 7 (0.63%) LXC
5 2 (0.18%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 64 (5.71%) Kubernetes
2 25 (2.23%) MIIS
3 13 (1.16%) Ansible
3 13 (1.16%) Single Sign-On
4 6 (0.54%) Terraform
5 5 (0.45%) HP ALM
5 5 (0.45%) Microsoft Clustering
5 5 (0.45%) Opscode Chef
5 5 (0.45%) Puppet
6 3 (0.27%) ITRS Geneos
7 2 (0.18%) Docker Swarm
8 1 (0.089%) CASB
8 1 (0.089%) HP Quality Center
8 1 (0.089%) Microsoft Intune
8 1 (0.089%) Salt
8 1 (0.089%) SCCM
Vendors
1 358 (31.96%) Microsoft
2 128 (11.43%) Oracle
3 40 (3.57%) Xamarin
4 17 (1.52%) Sitecore
5 13 (1.16%) Google
6 11 (0.98%) DevExpress
7 9 (0.80%) Databricks
8 7 (0.63%) Atlassian
8 7 (0.63%) Splunk
9 6 (0.54%) Blue Prism
9 6 (0.54%) SAP
9 6 (0.54%) Siemens
9 6 (0.54%) Telerik
10 5 (0.45%) HP
10 5 (0.45%) MuleSoft
10 5 (0.45%) Nintex
11 4 (0.36%) ESRI
12 3 (0.27%) Adobe
12 3 (0.27%) Cypress Semiconductor
12 3 (0.27%) Mercator