Period
to 19 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a .NET Software Engineer was £419 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to 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.

.NET Software Engineer
UK
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 821 845 847
Rank change year-on-year +24 +2 -58
Contract jobs requiring a .NET Software Engineer 54 51 45
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.053% 0.049% 0.039%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.056% 0.051% 0.041%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 21 29
UK median daily rate £419 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.69% +14.29% +5.66%
10th Percentile £352 £325 £233
90th Percentile £550 £663 £421
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £363 £325
% change year-on-year +10.34% +11.54% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 6
UK median hourly rate £45.00 £45.00 £50.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -10.00% +20.48%
10th Percentile £43.00 £42.50 £42.75
90th Percentile £47.00 £47.50 £53.27
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £45.00 £50.00
% change year-on-year - -10.00% +20.48%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
UK
Contract vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 96141 99356 108750
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.81% 94.76% 94.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 63392 64835 69190
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £260 £250 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £392 £375
% change year-on-year +2.17% +4.41% +3.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2869 3292 4137
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.89% - +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.96 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.38 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50

.NET Software Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured .NET Software Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for .NET Software Engineer in the UK

.NET Software Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing .NET Software Engineer.

Contractor daily rate trend for .NET Software Engineer in the UK

.NET Software Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing .NET Software Engineer over the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for .NET Software Engineer in the UK

.NET Software Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing .NET Software Engineer.

Contractor hourly rate trend for .NET Software Engineer in the UK

.NET Software Engineer
Top 12 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing .NET Software Engineer within the UK over the 6 months to 19 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 +23 51 £425 +9.68% 27
UK excluding London +13 27 £400 +10.34% 20
London -13 26 £475 - 7
North of England +62 7 £375 +11.94% 9
Midlands +6 6 - - 2
East Midlands +5 6 - -
South East +8 5 £425 +6.25% 5
South West - 5 £400 - 1
Yorkshire +24 4 £400 -4.19% 4
North West - 3 £375 - 5
East of England -15 2 - - 3
Wales - 2 £400 -

.NET Software Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 November 2017, .NET Software Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads featuring .NET Software Engineer in the job title.

1 54 (100.00%) .NET
2 53 (98.15%) Software Engineering
3 47 (87.04%) C#
4 39 (72.22%) Agile Software Development
5 27 (50.00%) SQL
6 25 (46.30%) SQL Server
6 25 (46.30%) Scrum
7 24 (44.44%) TDD
7 24 (44.44%) Microsoft Azure
8 22 (40.74%) MVC
9 21 (38.89%) ASP.NET
10 16 (29.63%) Microsoft
11 15 (27.78%) JavaScript
11 15 (27.78%) Microservices
12 14 (25.93%) Amazon AWS
12 14 (25.93%) REST
13 13 (24.07%) ASP.NET MVC
14 12 (22.22%) Windows
15 11 (20.37%) SOLID
16 10 (18.52%) TeamCity
16 10 (18.52%) BDD
16 10 (18.52%) NoSQL
16 10 (18.52%) AngularJS
16 10 (18.52%) Mentoring
16 10 (18.52%) HTML
16 10 (18.52%) Web Development
17 9 (16.67%) .NET Framework
17 9 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
17 9 (16.67%) Relational Database
17 9 (16.67%) Test Automation

.NET Software Engineer Skill Set
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 8 (14.81%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (1.85%) IIS
2 1 (1.85%) NServiceBus
2 1 (1.85%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.85%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (1.85%) SharePoint 2013
2 1 (1.85%) SharePoint Server
Business Applications
1 1 (1.85%) SunGard GMI
Cloud Services
1 24 (44.44%) Microsoft Azure
2 14 (25.93%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (5.56%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (5.56%) SaaS
4 1 (1.85%) GitHub
4 1 (1.85%) IaaS
4 1 (1.85%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.70%) SMS
2 1 (1.85%) HTTP
2 1 (1.85%) RFID
2 1 (1.85%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (46.30%) SQL Server
2 10 (18.52%) NoSQL
3 9 (16.67%) Relational Database
4 6 (11.11%) MongoDB
5 3 (5.56%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 3 (5.56%) RDBMS
6 2 (3.70%) Azure SQL Database
6 2 (3.70%) Oracle Database
7 1 (1.85%) Apache Cassandra
7 1 (1.85%) CouchDB
7 1 (1.85%) Hadoop
7 1 (1.85%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (1.85%) Oracle9i Database
7 1 (1.85%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 10 (18.52%) TeamCity
2 8 (14.81%) Visual Studio
3 7 (12.96%) Octopus Deploy
4 3 (5.56%) Git (software)
4 3 (5.56%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (3.70%) MSBuild
6 1 (1.85%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (1.85%) Bitbucket
6 1 (1.85%) FitNesse
6 1 (1.85%) Jenkins
6 1 (1.85%) JIRA
6 1 (1.85%) Mercurial
6 1 (1.85%) Oracle Forms
6 1 (1.85%) SpecFlow
General
1 4 (7.41%) Finance
2 2 (3.70%) Back Office
2 2 (3.70%) Banking
2 2 (3.70%) Front Office
3 1 (1.85%) Games
3 1 (1.85%) Investment Banking
3 1 (1.85%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (1.85%) Retail
3 1 (1.85%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 54 (100.00%) .NET
2 21 (38.89%) ASP.NET
3 14 (25.93%) REST
4 13 (24.07%) ASP.NET MVC
5 10 (18.52%) AngularJS
5 10 (18.52%) HTML
6 9 (16.67%) .NET Framework
7 8 (14.81%) .NET Core
7 8 (14.81%) ASP.NET Web API
8 7 (12.96%) CSS
8 7 (12.96%) React
9 6 (11.11%) jQuery
9 6 (11.11%) WCF
9 6 (11.11%) Web Services
10 4 (7.41%) WinForms
11 3 (5.56%) Entity Framework
11 3 (5.56%) LINQ
11 3 (5.56%) Node.js
11 3 (5.56%) WPF
12 2 (3.70%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 5 (9.26%) Computer Science
2 3 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (5.56%) Mobile App
3 2 (3.70%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (3.70%) Life Science
4 1 (1.85%) Data Structures
4 1 (1.85%) Derivative
4 1 (1.85%) Equities
4 1 (1.85%) Fixed Income
4 1 (1.85%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (1.85%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (1.85%) N-Tier
4 1 (1.85%) SCADA
4 1 (1.85%) Smartcard
4 1 (1.85%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 12 (22.22%) Windows
2 2 (3.70%) Android
2 2 (3.70%) Apple iOS
2 2 (3.70%) Linux
2 2 (3.70%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (98.15%) Software Engineering
2 39 (72.22%) Agile Software Development
3 25 (46.30%) Scrum
4 24 (44.44%) TDD
5 22 (40.74%) MVC
6 15 (27.78%) Microservices
7 11 (20.37%) SOLID
8 10 (18.52%) BDD
8 10 (18.52%) Mentoring
8 10 (18.52%) Web Development
9 9 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
9 9 (16.67%) Test Automation
10 7 (12.96%) E-Commerce
11 6 (11.11%) Pair Programming
12 5 (9.26%) Front End Development
12 5 (9.26%) Kanban
12 5 (9.26%) SDLC
12 5 (9.26%) SOA
12 5 (9.26%) Stakeholder Management
12 5 (9.26%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 47 (87.04%) C#
2 27 (50.00%) SQL
3 15 (27.78%) JavaScript
4 5 (9.26%) T-SQL
5 3 (5.56%) Apple Swift
5 3 (5.56%) C++
5 3 (5.56%) VB
6 2 (3.70%) Java
6 2 (3.70%) PowerShell
6 2 (3.70%) Python
6 2 (3.70%) Ruby
7 1 (1.85%) F#
7 1 (1.85%) Objective-C
7 1 (1.85%) PHP
7 1 (1.85%) PL/SQL
7 1 (1.85%) TypeScript
7 1 (1.85%) VB6
Qualifications
1 6 (11.11%) Degree
2 2 (3.70%) BPSS Clearance
2 2 (3.70%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.85%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (1.85%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (1.85%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.56%) QA
2 1 (1.85%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (1.85%) MiFID
System Software
1 1 (1.85%) Docker
1 1 (1.85%) Hyper-V
1 1 (1.85%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 16 (29.63%) Microsoft
2 6 (11.11%) Oracle
3 3 (5.56%) Xamarin
4 1 (1.85%) CQG
4 1 (1.85%) DevExpress
4 1 (1.85%) Fidessa
4 1 (1.85%) FIS
4 1 (1.85%) Nintex
4 1 (1.85%) SunGard
4 1 (1.85%) TIBCO
4 1 (1.85%) VMware