Period
to 24 August 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 24 August 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
24 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 193 195 152
Rank change year-on-year +2 -43 +2
Contract jobs citing .NET Framework 1287 1433 1792
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.34% 1.33% 1.59%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 4.16% 4.59% 5.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 947 1003 1299
UK median daily rate £375 £375 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.45% +3.57%
10th Percentile £300 £295 £270
90th Percentile £550 £538 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £348 £350
% change year-on-year +0.72% -0.71% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 16 28
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £40.25 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.59% -5.29% +13.33%
10th Percentile £25.75 £16.30 £21.11
90th Percentile £54.38 £47.56 £55.39
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.25 £40.25 £42.50
% change year-on-year +2.48% -5.29% +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 30915 31221 30996
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 32.15% 28.89% 27.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 21325 21835 20644
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +3.23%
10th Percentile £308 £294 £270
90th Percentile £625 £588 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year +3.90% +2.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 386 378 489
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £36.75 £37.45
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.84% -1.87% +7.00%
10th Percentile £15.00 £12.25 £15.00
90th Percentile £52.50 £50.00 £52.19
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £36.00 £37.04
% change year-on-year +11.11% -2.81% +8.94%

.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 24 August 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 24 August 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 24 August 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 -8 1157 £375 - 338
UK excluding London +14 839 £350 +0.72% 272
London -35 441 £450 +5.88% 81
South East +19 248 £350 - 77
North of England +35 171 £350 +4.09% 79
Midlands -3 118 £350 -6.67% 35
South West +27 105 £350 +7.69% 37
North West +35 96 £360 +7.46% 42
East of England -27 75 £363 +8.21% 27
East Midlands +5 71 £328 -12.67% 18
Scotland +25 62 £375 +15.38% 14
Yorkshire -3 59 £338 -0.74% 34
West Midlands -5 47 £365 -3.95% 16
Wales +32 41 £374 +1.01% 3
Northern Ireland -35 21 £400 +23.08%
North East +52 16 £328 +2.34% 3

For the 6 months to 24 August 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 1287 (100.00%) .NET
2 1043 (81.04%) C#
3 744 (57.81%) SQL Server
4 709 (55.09%) MVC
5 643 (49.96%) ASP.NET
6 634 (49.26%) Entity Framework
7 603 (46.85%) Agile Software Development
8 594 (46.15%) JavaScript
9 582 (45.22%) SQL
10 456 (35.43%) Microsoft
11 449 (34.89%) HTML
12 420 (32.63%) CSS
13 386 (29.99%) AngularJS
14 382 (29.68%) ASP.NET MVC
15 359 (27.89%) TDD
16 336 (26.11%) ASP.NET Web API
17 334 (25.95%) WCF
18 301 (23.39%) Web Services
19 273 (21.21%) jQuery
20 270 (20.98%) Team Foundation Server
21 258 (20.05%) Finance
22 219 (17.02%) Scrum
23 218 (16.94%) Visual Studio
24 199 (15.46%) Windows
25 187 (14.53%) Microsoft Azure
26 181 (14.06%) Web Development
27 180 (13.99%) XML
28 179 (13.91%) T-SQL
29 171 (13.29%) Unit Testing
30 169 (13.13%) LINQ

.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 92 (7.15%) IIS
2 75 (5.83%) CMS
3 60 (4.66%) SharePoint
4 34 (2.64%) NServiceBus
5 32 (2.49%) EPiServer
6 28 (2.18%) Sitecore CMS
7 23 (1.79%) Confluence
8 19 (1.48%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 18 (1.40%) Elasticsearch
10 17 (1.32%) BizTalk Server
10 17 (1.32%) Umbraco
11 12 (0.93%) SharePoint 2010
11 12 (0.93%) SharePoint 2013
12 7 (0.54%) Oracle Coherence
12 7 (0.54%) WebSphere
13 5 (0.39%) Apache
14 4 (0.31%) SharePoint Server
14 4 (0.31%) Sitefinity
14 4 (0.31%) WebLogic
14 4 (0.31%) WebSphere Portal
Applications
1 34 (2.64%) Microsoft Office
2 30 (2.33%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (0.31%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.23%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (0.23%) Microsoft Project
4 3 (0.23%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.078%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 62 (4.82%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (0.62%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.23%) Remedy ITSM
3 3 (0.23%) SDL Web 8
4 2 (0.16%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 2 (0.16%) Endur
4 2 (0.16%) RMDS
5 1 (0.078%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.078%) Sage CRM
5 1 (0.078%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 187 (14.53%) Microsoft Azure
2 45 (3.50%) Amazon AWS
3 30 (2.33%) PaaS
4 25 (1.94%) SaaS
5 17 (1.32%) IaaS
6 11 (0.85%) AWS Lambda
7 10 (0.78%) Office 365
8 9 (0.70%) Azure Active Directory
8 9 (0.70%) GitHub
9 7 (0.54%) Cloud Computing
10 6 (0.47%) Dynamics 365
11 5 (0.39%) Amazon S3
11 5 (0.39%) OneDrive
11 5 (0.39%) Yammer
12 4 (0.31%) Amazon EC2
13 3 (0.23%) Amazon SQS
13 3 (0.23%) OpenShift
14 2 (0.16%) Route 53
15 1 (0.078%) Amazon ELB
15 1 (0.078%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 22 (1.71%) TCP/IP
2 21 (1.63%) Internet
3 20 (1.55%) DNS
4 12 (0.93%) LDAP
5 9 (0.70%) Intranet
6 8 (0.62%) Firewall
7 7 (0.54%) DHCP
7 7 (0.54%) HTTP
7 7 (0.54%) LAN
8 6 (0.47%) VLAN
8 6 (0.47%) WAN
8 6 (0.47%) Wireshark
9 5 (0.39%) IMAP
9 5 (0.39%) SMTP
9 5 (0.39%) Wi-Fi
10 4 (0.31%) Multicast
11 3 (0.23%) ATM
11 3 (0.23%) Ethernet
11 3 (0.23%) Kerberos
11 3 (0.23%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 744 (57.81%) SQL Server
2 99 (7.69%) SQL Server 2008
2 99 (7.69%) SQL Server 2012
3 95 (7.38%) Relational Database
4 88 (6.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 76 (5.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 64 (4.97%) NoSQL
7 50 (3.89%) RDBMS
8 49 (3.81%) MongoDB
9 44 (3.42%) Oracle Database
10 43 (3.34%) Data Warehouse
11 30 (2.33%) Oracle Database 11g
11 30 (2.33%) SQL Server 2016
12 26 (2.02%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 25 (1.94%) SQL Server 2014
14 16 (1.24%) MySQL
14 16 (1.24%) Oracle9i Database
15 14 (1.09%) Big Data
15 14 (1.09%) MS Access
16 13 (1.01%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 270 (20.98%) Team Foundation Server
2 218 (16.94%) Visual Studio
3 137 (10.64%) Git (software)
4 126 (9.79%) NUnit
5 82 (6.37%) JIRA
6 69 (5.36%) TeamCity
7 60 (4.66%) MSTest
8 50 (3.89%) Subversion
9 44 (3.42%) Jenkins
10 39 (3.03%) SpecFlow
11 38 (2.95%) Moq
12 37 (2.87%) Visual Studio Team System
13 35 (2.72%) Octopus Deploy
14 34 (2.64%) ReSharper
15 33 (2.56%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 29 (2.25%) Selenium
17 26 (2.02%) gulp
18 22 (1.71%) MSBuild
19 19 (1.48%) Cucumber
19 19 (1.48%) Maven
General
1 258 (20.05%) Finance
2 107 (8.31%) Banking
3 56 (4.35%) Front Office
4 39 (3.03%) Investment Banking
5 19 (1.48%) Financial Institution
6 16 (1.24%) Back Office
6 16 (1.24%) Marketing
7 15 (1.17%) Manufacturing
8 14 (1.09%) Retail
9 12 (0.93%) Law
10 10 (0.78%) Automotive
10 10 (0.78%) Legal
11 9 (0.70%) Advertising
11 9 (0.70%) Telecoms
12 7 (0.54%) Electronics
13 6 (0.47%) Games
13 6 (0.47%) Private Banking
14 5 (0.39%) Pharmaceutical
15 4 (0.31%) Aerospace
16 3 (0.23%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 1072 (83.29%) Developer
2 663 (51.52%) .NET Developer
3 417 (32.40%) C# Developer
4 291 (22.61%) C# .NET Developer
5 164 (12.74%) ASP.NET Developer
6 136 (10.57%) Senior Developer
7 126 (9.79%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
8 115 (8.94%) SQL Developer
9 112 (8.70%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 94 (7.30%) Full Stack Developer
11 83 (6.45%) Senior .NET Developer
12 78 (6.06%) Software Developer
13 70 (5.44%) Web Developer
14 59 (4.58%) Senior C# Developer
15 57 (4.43%) Architect
16 50 (3.89%) WPF Developer
17 49 (3.81%) Angular Developer
18 38 (2.95%) Senior C# .NET Developer
19 36 (2.80%) .NET Software Developer
19 36 (2.80%) Microsoft Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1287 (100.00%) .NET
2 643 (49.96%) ASP.NET
3 634 (49.26%) Entity Framework
4 449 (34.89%) HTML
5 420 (32.63%) CSS
6 386 (29.99%) AngularJS
7 382 (29.68%) ASP.NET MVC
8 336 (26.11%) ASP.NET Web API
9 334 (25.95%) WCF
10 301 (23.39%) Web Services
11 273 (21.21%) jQuery
12 180 (13.99%) XML
13 169 (13.13%) LINQ
14 162 (12.59%) HTML5
15 150 (11.66%) WPF
16 136 (10.57%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 121 (9.40%) JSON
18 120 (9.32%) REST
19 111 (8.62%) RESTful
20 95 (7.38%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 68 (5.28%) Analytical Skills
2 62 (4.82%) Greenfield Project
3 45 (3.50%) Algorithms
4 43 (3.34%) Computer Science
5 41 (3.19%) Enterprise Software
6 34 (2.64%) User Experience
7 29 (2.25%) Mobile App
8 25 (1.94%) Fixed Income
9 24 (1.86%) N-Tier
10 22 (1.71%) NHS
11 21 (1.63%) Derivative
12 17 (1.32%) Market Risk
13 14 (1.09%) Credit Risk
14 13 (1.01%) Fintech
15 11 (0.85%) Hedge funds
15 11 (0.85%) iPad
16 10 (0.78%) Virtual Team
17 9 (0.70%) W3C
18 8 (0.62%) Data Centre
19 7 (0.54%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 199 (15.46%) Windows
2 55 (4.27%) Windows Server
3 27 (2.10%) Unix
4 21 (1.63%) Linux
5 18 (1.40%) Apple iOS
6 13 (1.01%) Android
6 13 (1.01%) Windows Server 2008
7 12 (0.93%) Windows Server 2012
8 7 (0.54%) Windows 10
9 4 (0.31%) Windows 7
10 2 (0.16%) Mac OS X
10 2 (0.16%) Solaris
10 2 (0.16%) Windows Embedded Compact
10 2 (0.16%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (0.078%) HPUX
11 1 (0.078%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.078%) VMS
11 1 (0.078%) Windows 2000 Server
11 1 (0.078%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 709 (55.09%) MVC
2 603 (46.85%) Agile Software Development
3 359 (27.89%) TDD
4 219 (17.02%) Scrum
5 181 (14.06%) Web Development
6 171 (13.29%) Unit Testing
7 154 (11.97%) Continuous Integration
8 137 (10.64%) OO
9 132 (10.26%) Test Automation
10 112 (8.70%) SDLC
11 110 (8.55%) SOLID
12 109 (8.47%) OOP
13 103 (8.00%) Dependency Injection
14 102 (7.93%) MVVM
15 95 (7.38%) SOA
16 90 (6.99%) BDD
17 79 (6.14%) Software Engineering
18 75 (5.83%) Multithreading
19 70 (5.44%) CRM
20 66 (5.13%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 1043 (81.04%) C#
2 594 (46.15%) JavaScript
3 582 (45.22%) SQL
4 179 (13.91%) T-SQL
5 90 (6.99%) TypeScript
6 84 (6.53%) PowerShell
7 65 (5.05%) Java
8 63 (4.90%) VB.NET
9 43 (3.34%) C++
10 41 (3.19%) VB
11 38 (2.95%) PL/SQL
12 36 (2.80%) VBA
13 31 (2.41%) C
14 24 (1.86%) Python
15 17 (1.32%) Shell Script
16 15 (1.17%) Ruby
17 14 (1.09%) VBScript
18 13 (1.01%) PHP
19 12 (0.93%) VB6
20 11 (0.85%) XAML
Qualifications
1 77 (5.98%) Degree
2 68 (5.28%) Security Cleared
3 29 (2.25%) SC Cleared
4 19 (1.48%) DV Cleared
5 13 (1.01%) Microsoft Certification
6 10 (0.78%) Computer Science Degree
7 6 (0.47%) BPSS Clearance
7 6 (0.47%) MCTS
8 4 (0.31%) Master's Degree
8 4 (0.31%) Numerate Degree
9 3 (0.23%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (0.16%) CTC Cleared
10 2 (0.16%) HNC
10 2 (0.16%) ISEB
10 2 (0.16%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 2 (0.16%) MCP
11 1 (0.078%) MCSA
11 1 (0.078%) MCSE
11 1 (0.078%) PhD
11 1 (0.078%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 47 (3.65%) QA
2 8 (0.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (0.47%) GAAP
4 5 (0.39%) COBIT
5 4 (0.31%) Disclosure Scotland
5 4 (0.31%) PCI DSS
6 3 (0.23%) SLA
7 2 (0.16%) GxP
7 2 (0.16%) PMO
7 2 (0.16%) Solvency II
8 1 (0.078%) Data Quality
8 1 (0.078%) Government Security Classifications
8 1 (0.078%) HL7
8 1 (0.078%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 1 (0.078%) IFRS
8 1 (0.078%) ISO 8583
8 1 (0.078%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 1 (0.078%) MiFID
System Software
1 44 (3.42%) Active Directory
2 15 (1.17%) Docker
3 7 (0.54%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (0.39%) UAG
4 5 (0.39%) Virtual Machines
4 5 (0.39%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (0.16%) Virtual Desktop
6 1 (0.078%) Cronacle
6 1 (0.078%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.078%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (0.078%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (0.078%) RACF
6 1 (0.078%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 12 (0.93%) Control-M
2 11 (0.85%) SCOrch
3 7 (0.54%) Kubernetes
4 6 (0.47%) Opscode Chef
4 6 (0.47%) Puppet
5 5 (0.39%) Ansible
5 5 (0.39%) HP Quality Center
6 4 (0.31%) PowerCLI
7 3 (0.23%) Mesos
7 3 (0.23%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 2 (0.16%) Oozie
9 1 (0.078%) BladeLogic
9 1 (0.078%) CA Single Sign-On
9 1 (0.078%) Consul
9 1 (0.078%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 1 (0.078%) HP Fortify
9 1 (0.078%) OpenView
9 1 (0.078%) Packer
9 1 (0.078%) SCCM
9 1 (0.078%) Terraform
Vendors
1 456 (35.43%) Microsoft
2 147 (11.42%) Oracle
3 36 (2.80%) Sitecore
4 21 (1.63%) Infragistics
5 20 (1.55%) Atlassian
5 20 (1.55%) DevExpress
6 19 (1.48%) Xamarin
7 17 (1.32%) Telerik
8 13 (1.01%) Sybase
9 12 (0.93%) Google
10 10 (0.78%) VMware
11 9 (0.70%) IBM
11 9 (0.70%) Perforce
11 9 (0.70%) Syncfusion
12 8 (0.62%) SAP
13 7 (0.54%) HP
13 7 (0.54%) Remedy
14 5 (0.39%) JD Edwards
14 5 (0.39%) Red Hat
14 5 (0.39%) Reuters