Period
to 23 November 2017

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 November 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
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 205 185 163
Rank change year-on-year -20 -22 -9
Contract jobs citing .NET Framework 1330 1513 1739
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.29% 1.44% 1.53%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 4.03% 4.73% 5.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 1008 1030 1225
UK median daily rate £388 £375 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% +3.45% +3.57%
10th Percentile £300 £290 £275
90th Percentile £575 £538 £531
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year - +3.70% +3.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 25 25
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -5.88% +13.33%
10th Percentile £23.75 £14.10 £32.80
90th Percentile £47.83 £46.45 £56.53
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.25 £40.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year +3.13% -5.88% +13.33%

.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 32971 31981 32228
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 31.98% 30.38% 28.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 23277 22154 22091
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +2.50%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £275
90th Percentile £625 £588 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 378 367 553
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - +8.70%
10th Percentile £18.35 £14.40 £15.00
90th Percentile £52.50 £50.80 £54.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +9.33% - +10.74%

.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 November 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 6 months to 23 November 2017.

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 November 2017. 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 -24 1239 £395 +5.33% 457
UK excluding London -26 784 £350 - 347
London +7 528 £470 +10.59% 125
South East -5 233 £350 -1.75% 84
North of England -19 151 £350 +2.94% 121
Midlands -25 146 £338 -3.57% 62
South West -4 104 £353 +4.52% 36
North West -2 90 £350 - 70
East of England -24 74 £363 +3.57% 29
East Midlands -10 73 £325 -10.34% 27
West Midlands -22 73 £350 +2.56% 32
Yorkshire -39 55 £340 - 44
Scotland -31 38 £375 +11.94% 11
Wales +32 29 £375 +1.35% 4
Northern Ireland -28 11 £402 -
North East +46 6 £340 +4.62% 7

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 1330 (100.00%) .NET
2 1087 (81.73%) C#
3 807 (60.68%) SQL Server
4 752 (56.54%) MVC
5 678 (50.98%) ASP.NET
6 670 (50.38%) Agile Software Development
7 653 (49.10%) Entity Framework
8 627 (47.14%) JavaScript
9 588 (44.21%) SQL
10 520 (39.10%) HTML
11 477 (35.86%) CSS
12 441 (33.16%) ASP.NET MVC
13 424 (31.88%) Microsoft
14 408 (30.68%) AngularJS
15 399 (30.00%) TDD
16 387 (29.10%) ASP.NET Web API
17 310 (23.31%) WCF
18 286 (21.50%) jQuery
19 272 (20.45%) Web Services
20 259 (19.47%) Finance
21 258 (19.40%) Scrum
22 238 (17.89%) Microsoft Azure
23 222 (16.69%) Web Development
24 211 (15.86%) Team Foundation Server
25 206 (15.49%) Visual Studio
26 197 (14.81%) Continuous Integration
27 193 (14.51%) HTML5
28 190 (14.29%) T-SQL
29 176 (13.23%) Unit Testing
30 171 (12.86%) Git (software)

.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 85 (6.39%) IIS
2 79 (5.94%) CMS
3 68 (5.11%) SharePoint
4 43 (3.23%) NServiceBus
5 27 (2.03%) Sitecore CMS
6 25 (1.88%) Confluence
7 24 (1.80%) Elasticsearch
8 16 (1.20%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 15 (1.13%) BizTalk Server
10 13 (0.98%) Umbraco
11 12 (0.90%) SharePoint 2010
11 12 (0.90%) SharePoint 2013
12 11 (0.83%) JBoss
12 11 (0.83%) Tomcat
13 8 (0.60%) Apache
14 7 (0.53%) Kentico
15 6 (0.45%) Oracle Coherence
15 6 (0.45%) SharePoint Server
15 6 (0.45%) Sitefinity
16 4 (0.30%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 60 (4.51%) Microsoft Excel
2 18 (1.35%) Microsoft Office
3 8 (0.60%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 6 (0.45%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.23%) Microsoft Project
6 2 (0.15%) Fireworks
6 2 (0.15%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.075%) InfoPath
7 1 (0.075%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 59 (4.44%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.30%) Endur
2 4 (0.30%) RMDS
3 3 (0.23%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.23%) Remedy ITSM
3 3 (0.23%) SDL Web 8
4 2 (0.15%) Maximo
4 2 (0.15%) Payment Gateway
5 1 (0.075%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 1 (0.075%) MetaTrader
5 1 (0.075%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.075%) Sage CRM
Cloud Services
1 238 (17.89%) Microsoft Azure
2 69 (5.19%) Amazon AWS
3 39 (2.93%) PaaS
4 27 (2.03%) IaaS
5 21 (1.58%) Azure Active Directory
6 19 (1.43%) Office 365
7 16 (1.20%) SaaS
8 15 (1.13%) npm
9 14 (1.05%) Dynamics 365
10 13 (0.98%) GitHub
11 10 (0.75%) Yarn
12 9 (0.68%) Serverless
13 6 (0.45%) AWS Lambda
13 6 (0.45%) Google Cloud Platform
14 5 (0.38%) Amazon S3
14 5 (0.38%) Bluemix
14 5 (0.38%) Cloud Computing
14 5 (0.38%) IBM Cloud
15 4 (0.30%) Amazon EC2
16 3 (0.23%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 20 (1.50%) Internet
2 17 (1.28%) Intranet
3 16 (1.20%) TCP/IP
4 9 (0.68%) DNS
5 8 (0.60%) LDAP
6 7 (0.53%) HTTP
7 4 (0.30%) IMAP
7 4 (0.30%) PPP
7 4 (0.30%) SMTP
8 3 (0.23%) ATM
8 3 (0.23%) CTI
8 3 (0.23%) Extranet
8 3 (0.23%) Skype
8 3 (0.23%) SMS
9 2 (0.15%) DHCP
9 2 (0.15%) Ethernet
9 2 (0.15%) Modbus
9 2 (0.15%) Network Security
9 2 (0.15%) Wireshark
10 1 (0.075%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 807 (60.68%) SQL Server
2 109 (8.20%) SQL Server 2008
3 104 (7.82%) Relational Database
4 101 (7.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 100 (7.52%) SQL Server 2012
6 86 (6.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 72 (5.41%) NoSQL
8 53 (3.98%) MongoDB
9 46 (3.46%) Oracle Database
10 45 (3.38%) RDBMS
11 44 (3.31%) Data Warehouse
12 38 (2.86%) SQL Server 2016
13 32 (2.41%) SQL Server 2014
14 27 (2.03%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 25 (1.88%) MySQL
16 23 (1.73%) SQL Server 2005
17 22 (1.65%) Oracle Database 11g
18 16 (1.20%) Redis
19 15 (1.13%) Apache Cassandra
20 13 (0.98%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 211 (15.86%) Team Foundation Server
2 206 (15.49%) Visual Studio
3 171 (12.86%) Git (software)
4 128 (9.62%) NUnit
5 87 (6.54%) JIRA
6 84 (6.32%) TeamCity
7 67 (5.04%) Subversion
8 59 (4.44%) Jenkins
9 55 (4.14%) MSTest
10 46 (3.46%) Visual Studio Team System
11 45 (3.38%) ReSharper
11 45 (3.38%) SpecFlow
12 38 (2.86%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 38 (2.86%) Selenium
13 28 (2.11%) Moq
14 25 (1.88%) Octopus Deploy
15 24 (1.80%) Jasmine
16 23 (1.73%) Maven
17 20 (1.50%) Cucumber
18 18 (1.35%) Bitbucket
General
1 259 (19.47%) Finance
2 132 (9.92%) Banking
3 88 (6.62%) Front Office
4 55 (4.14%) Investment Banking
5 30 (2.26%) Back Office
6 19 (1.43%) Advertising
7 16 (1.20%) Law
7 16 (1.20%) Manufacturing
7 16 (1.20%) Marketing
8 14 (1.05%) Retail
9 12 (0.90%) Financial Institution
10 11 (0.83%) Games
11 10 (0.75%) Legal
12 9 (0.68%) Automotive
13 8 (0.60%) Telecoms
14 6 (0.45%) Private Banking
15 3 (0.23%) Interactive Media
16 2 (0.15%) Aerospace
16 2 (0.15%) Electronics
16 2 (0.15%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 1143 (85.94%) Developer
2 661 (49.70%) .NET Developer
3 453 (34.06%) C# Developer
4 279 (20.98%) C# .NET Developer
5 143 (10.75%) Senior Developer
6 141 (10.60%) ASP.NET Developer
7 136 (10.23%) SQL Developer
8 132 (9.92%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
9 130 (9.77%) Full Stack Developer
10 101 (7.59%) C# ASP.NET Developer
11 93 (6.99%) Senior .NET Developer
11 93 (6.99%) Web Developer
12 67 (5.04%) Software Developer
13 61 (4.59%) Senior C# Developer
14 55 (4.14%) Angular Developer
15 46 (3.46%) .NET Web Developer
16 45 (3.38%) WPF Developer
17 44 (3.31%) Agile Developer
17 44 (3.31%) Azure Developer
18 40 (3.01%) Senior C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1330 (100.00%) .NET
2 678 (50.98%) ASP.NET
3 653 (49.10%) Entity Framework
4 520 (39.10%) HTML
5 477 (35.86%) CSS
6 441 (33.16%) ASP.NET MVC
7 408 (30.68%) AngularJS
8 387 (29.10%) ASP.NET Web API
9 310 (23.31%) WCF
10 286 (21.50%) jQuery
11 272 (20.45%) Web Services
12 193 (14.51%) HTML5
13 167 (12.56%) XML
14 156 (11.73%) WPF
15 152 (11.43%) LINQ
16 149 (11.20%) RESTful
17 127 (9.55%) Twitter Bootstrap
18 125 (9.40%) REST
19 118 (8.87%) JSON
20 102 (7.67%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 71 (5.34%) Analytical Skills
1 71 (5.34%) Enterprise Software
1 71 (5.34%) Greenfield Project
2 44 (3.31%) User Experience
3 43 (3.23%) Computer Science
4 35 (2.63%) Fintech
4 35 (2.63%) Fixed Income
5 34 (2.56%) N-Tier
6 31 (2.33%) Derivative
6 31 (2.33%) Mobile App
7 29 (2.18%) Algorithms
8 25 (1.88%) Market Risk
9 24 (1.80%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 22 (1.65%) Credit Risk
11 16 (1.20%) Equities
11 16 (1.20%) Hedge funds
12 14 (1.05%) NHS
13 10 (0.75%) Management Information System
14 9 (0.68%) Equity Derivative
14 9 (0.68%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 170 (12.78%) Windows
2 56 (4.21%) Windows Server
3 25 (1.88%) Unix
4 24 (1.80%) Linux
5 20 (1.50%) Apple iOS
6 17 (1.28%) Android
7 9 (0.68%) Windows Server 2008
7 9 (0.68%) Windows Server 2012
8 7 (0.53%) Windows 10
9 4 (0.30%) Windows 7
10 3 (0.23%) Mac OS X
10 3 (0.23%) VMS
11 2 (0.15%) Nucleus RTOS
11 2 (0.15%) Windows Phone
12 1 (0.075%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.075%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.075%) Windows Embedded Compact
12 1 (0.075%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 752 (56.54%) MVC
2 670 (50.38%) Agile Software Development
3 399 (30.00%) TDD
4 258 (19.40%) Scrum
5 222 (16.69%) Web Development
6 197 (14.81%) Continuous Integration
7 176 (13.23%) Unit Testing
8 146 (10.98%) BDD
9 141 (10.60%) Test Automation
10 133 (10.00%) OO
11 125 (9.40%) SDLC
12 122 (9.17%) SOLID
13 105 (7.89%) MVVM
13 105 (7.89%) SOA
14 99 (7.44%) Software Engineering
15 96 (7.22%) OOP
16 78 (5.86%) Dependency Injection
17 75 (5.64%) Front End Development
18 71 (5.34%) CRM
19 70 (5.26%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 1087 (81.73%) C#
2 627 (47.14%) JavaScript
3 588 (44.21%) SQL
4 190 (14.29%) T-SQL
5 90 (6.77%) PowerShell
5 90 (6.77%) VB.NET
6 79 (5.94%) TypeScript
7 77 (5.79%) Java
8 57 (4.29%) VBA
9 45 (3.38%) C++
10 40 (3.01%) VB
11 36 (2.71%) PL/SQL
12 33 (2.48%) Python
13 21 (1.58%) Ruby
14 19 (1.43%) C
15 17 (1.28%) Shell Script
16 15 (1.13%) VBScript
17 14 (1.05%) PHP
18 13 (0.98%) XAML
19 12 (0.90%) Perl
Qualifications
1 72 (5.41%) Degree
2 36 (2.71%) Security Cleared
3 15 (1.13%) Computer Science Degree
4 12 (0.90%) Microsoft Certification
4 12 (0.90%) SC Cleared
5 6 (0.45%) DV Cleared
5 6 (0.45%) Master's Degree
6 5 (0.38%) BPSS Clearance
7 4 (0.30%) MCSD
8 3 (0.23%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (0.15%) ISEB
9 2 (0.15%) ISTQB
9 2 (0.15%) MCP
9 2 (0.15%) Numerate Degree
9 2 (0.15%) PMI Certification
9 2 (0.15%) PMP
10 1 (0.075%) HND
10 1 (0.075%) MCITP
10 1 (0.075%) MCPD
10 1 (0.075%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 52 (3.91%) QA
2 9 (0.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 8 (0.60%) MiFID
4 4 (0.30%) GAAP
4 4 (0.30%) PCI DSS
5 3 (0.23%) COBIT
5 3 (0.23%) GCP
6 2 (0.15%) Disclosure Scotland
6 2 (0.15%) EMIR
6 2 (0.15%) SLA
6 2 (0.15%) Solvency II
7 1 (0.075%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.075%) Government Security Classifications
7 1 (0.075%) HL7
7 1 (0.075%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 1 (0.075%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.075%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 1 (0.075%) PMO
7 1 (0.075%) PSD2
7 1 (0.075%) WCAG
System Software
1 47 (3.53%) Active Directory
2 29 (2.18%) Docker
3 12 (0.90%) Virtual Machines
4 6 (0.45%) VMware ESXi
4 6 (0.45%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (0.23%) Cronacle
5 3 (0.23%) UAG
6 2 (0.15%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.075%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.075%) vSphere
7 1 (0.075%) XenApp
7 1 (0.075%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 14 (1.05%) Kubernetes
2 12 (0.90%) Ansible
2 12 (0.90%) Control-M
2 12 (0.90%) Opscode Chef
3 11 (0.83%) Puppet
4 8 (0.60%) SCOrch
5 5 (0.38%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 4 (0.30%) PowerCLI
7 3 (0.23%) Grafana
7 3 (0.23%) HP Quality Center
7 3 (0.23%) Mesos
7 3 (0.23%) Prometheus
7 3 (0.23%) Terraform
8 2 (0.15%) BladeLogic
8 2 (0.15%) MOM
8 2 (0.15%) Oozie
8 2 (0.15%) SCCM
9 1 (0.075%) CA Single Sign-On
9 1 (0.075%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 1 (0.075%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 424 (31.88%) Microsoft
2 158 (11.88%) Oracle
3 31 (2.33%) Sitecore
4 22 (1.65%) DevExpress
4 22 (1.65%) Xamarin
5 17 (1.28%) Atlassian
6 15 (1.13%) Google
7 14 (1.05%) Telerik
8 12 (0.90%) Sybase
9 10 (0.75%) Infragistics
9 10 (0.75%) VMware
10 9 (0.68%) Remedy
10 9 (0.68%) TIBCO
11 8 (0.60%) IBM
11 8 (0.60%) SAP
12 7 (0.53%) Syncfusion
13 6 (0.45%) Apple
13 6 (0.45%) HP
13 6 (0.45%) Reuters
13 6 (0.45%) ServiceNow