Period
to 18 January 2022

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for .NET skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited .NET over the 6 months to 18 January 2022 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 (dotNet)
UK
6 months to
18 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 33 36 21
Rank change year-on-year +3 -15 -4
Contract jobs citing .NET 5,405 2,180 5,248
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 6.18% 5.37% 7.26%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 21.59% 17.69% 24.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,227 1,608 3,925
10th Percentile £363 £309 £325
25th Percentile £413 £363 £380
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £475 £450
Median % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
75th Percentile £631 £575 £538
90th Percentile £725 £654 £631
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £400 £425
% change year-on-year +12.50% -5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 15 29
10th Percentile £20.15 £22.35 £29.45
25th Percentile £35.00 £30.94 £41.00
Median hourly rate £48.50 £45.00 £43.50
Median % change year-on-year +7.78% +3.45% -3.33%
75th Percentile £60.00 £54.38 £50.00
90th Percentile £62.15 £57.23 £53.15
UK excluding London median hourly rate £48.50 £45.00 £43.25
% change year-on-year +7.78% +4.05% -3.89%

.NET 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 25,031 12,320 21,550
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 28.63% 30.34% 29.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 18,231 8,756 15,163
10th Percentile £381 £313 £330
25th Percentile £450 £400 £406
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £478 £490
Median % change year-on-year +15.00% -2.40% +3.16%
75th Percentile £650 £575 £575
90th Percentile £725 £656 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £425 £440
% change year-on-year +11.76% -3.41% +3.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 246 144 199
10th Percentile £20.89 £25.47 £17.21
25th Percentile £36.35 £35.00 £32.38
Median hourly rate £50.88 £45.00 £46.00
Median % change year-on-year +13.06% -2.17% +9.52%
75th Percentile £65.50 £57.50 £53.00
90th Percentile £76.72 £63.25 £78.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £50.50 £46.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year +9.78% +2.22% +7.14%

.NET
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing .NET as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for .NET in the UK

.NET
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing .NET.

Daily rate trend for .NET in the UK

.NET
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing .NET over the 6 months to 18 January 2022.

Daily rate histogram for .NET in the UK

.NET
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing .NET.

Hourly rate trend for .NET in the UK

.NET
Hourly Rate Histogram

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing .NET over the 6 months to 18 January 2022.

Hourly rate histogram for .NET in the UK

.NET
Top 18 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing .NET within the UK over the 6 months to 18 January 2022. 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 +2 4,375 £525 +10.53% 2,460
London -2 2,354 £600 +14.29% 790
UK excluding London +2 1,948 £450 +12.50% 1,817
Work from Home +5 1,555 £488 +8.33% 675
North of England +19 613 £425 +13.33% 464
North West +16 387 £425 +14.86% 261
South East +7 376 £480 +5.49% 439
Midlands -2 336 £425 +14.86% 393
South West +7 216 £450 +5.88% 168
West Midlands -1 209 £425 +13.33% 237
Scotland -7 204 £450 +6.51% 122
Yorkshire +15 189 £425 +11.48% 150
East Midlands -1 123 £425 +21.43% 154
East of England +1 114 £460 +15.00% 176
Wales +7 78 £510 +36.00% 37
North East +18 37 £420 +6.33% 53
Northern Ireland +10 16 £475 +35.71% 19
Isle of Man - 3 £328 -

For the 6 months to 18 January 2022, IT contractor jobs citing .NET 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.

1 3,784 (70.01%) C#
2 2,435 (45.05%) Azure
3 2,120 (39.22%) Agile Software Development
4 1,972 (36.48%) SQL
5 1,575 (29.14%) SQL Server
6 1,482 (27.42%) DevOps
7 1,477 (27.33%) JavaScript
8 1,383 (25.59%) .NET Core
9 1,304 (24.13%) Microsoft
10 1,135 (21.00%) .NET Framework
11 1,110 (20.54%) ASP.NET
12 966 (17.87%) Microservices
13 921 (17.04%) Software Engineering
14 898 (16.61%) Finance
15 864 (15.99%) AngularJS
16 858 (15.87%) HTML
17 832 (15.39%) Social Skills
18 798 (14.76%) CSS
19 744 (13.77%) MVC
20 734 (13.58%) TDD
20 734 (13.58%) React
21 733 (13.56%) Windows
21 733 (13.56%) Java
22 726 (13.43%) Full Stack Development
23 713 (13.19%) Git (software)
24 688 (12.73%) Scrum
25 639 (11.82%) Oracle
26 604 (11.17%) AWS
27 594 (10.99%) Kubernetes
28 589 (10.90%) TypeScript

.NET
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
1 351 (6.49%) SharePoint
2 136 (2.52%) IIS
3 135 (2.50%) Confluence
4 106 (1.96%) BizTalk Server
5 84 (1.55%) CMS
6 48 (0.89%) Umbraco
7 38 (0.70%) Apache
7 38 (0.70%) Elasticsearch
8 23 (0.43%) Tomcat
9 22 (0.41%) EPiServer
9 22 (0.41%) Sitecore CMS
10 20 (0.37%) nginx
11 18 (0.33%) Apache Spark
11 18 (0.33%) SharePoint 2013
12 17 (0.31%) Oracle Coherence
13 16 (0.30%) SharePoint 2010
14 14 (0.26%) SharePoint Server
14 14 (0.26%) WebSphere
15 13 (0.24%) Oracle SOA Suite
16 12 (0.22%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 146 (2.70%) Microsoft Excel
2 46 (0.85%) Microsoft Office
3 15 (0.28%) Microsoft Project
4 10 (0.19%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 8 (0.15%) Spreadsheet
6 6 (0.11%) MS Visio
7 4 (0.074%) Simulink
8 3 (0.056%) AutoCAD
8 3 (0.056%) Chatbot
8 3 (0.056%) Mingle
9 1 (0.019%) Acrobat
9 1 (0.019%) FileZilla
9 1 (0.019%) InDesign
9 1 (0.019%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 177 (3.27%) Dynamics CRM
2 99 (1.83%) Dynamics AX
3 25 (0.46%) SunGard Martini
4 21 (0.39%) BusinessWorks
5 20 (0.37%) Endur
6 14 (0.26%) Dynamics NAV
7 7 (0.13%) Distributed Ledger
7 7 (0.13%) Oracle Cash Management
7 7 (0.13%) Payment Gateway
7 7 (0.13%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
8 4 (0.074%) Lorenzo
8 4 (0.074%) Salesforce.com CRM
9 3 (0.056%) Dynamics GP
9 3 (0.056%) Magento
9 3 (0.056%) R3 Corda
10 2 (0.037%) Loan IQ
10 2 (0.037%) NetSuite
10 2 (0.037%) Oracle Payables
10 2 (0.037%) Oracle Receivables
10 2 (0.037%) SAP MII
Cloud Services
1 2,435 (45.05%) Azure
2 604 (11.17%) AWS
3 422 (7.81%) Serverless
4 304 (5.62%) Power Platform
5 292 (5.40%) Azure Service Bus
6 262 (4.85%) Azure Functions
7 246 (4.55%) PaaS
8 241 (4.46%) Azure Cosmos DB
9 227 (4.20%) Azure Logic Apps
10 210 (3.89%) Dynamics 365
11 179 (3.31%) SaaS
12 163 (3.02%) PowerApps
13 140 (2.59%) GCP
14 134 (2.48%) GitHub
15 123 (2.28%) Azure Active Directory
16 102 (1.89%) Azure Data Factory
17 99 (1.83%) Microsoft 365
18 94 (1.74%) IaaS
19 93 (1.72%) AWS Lambda
20 89 (1.65%) Azure Event Grid
Communications & Networking
1 95 (1.76%) TCP/IP
2 63 (1.17%) Firewall
3 60 (1.11%) Internet
4 43 (0.80%) HTTP
5 40 (0.74%) Network Security
6 35 (0.65%) DNS
7 26 (0.48%) RTMP
8 21 (0.39%) Intranet
9 18 (0.33%) SNMP
9 18 (0.33%) VoIP
10 17 (0.31%) Ethernet
11 12 (0.22%) SAN
12 11 (0.20%) FTP
12 11 (0.20%) HTTPS
13 10 (0.19%) DHCP
14 9 (0.17%) SSL
15 8 (0.15%) WAN
16 7 (0.13%) LAN
16 7 (0.13%) WAAS
17 6 (0.11%) MQTT
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,575 (29.14%) SQL Server
2 221 (4.09%) Relational Database
3 195 (3.61%) NoSQL
4 176 (3.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 163 (3.02%) Power BI
6 157 (2.90%) Azure SQL Database
7 134 (2.48%) MongoDB
8 132 (2.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 128 (2.37%) PostgreSQL
10 116 (2.15%) Oracle Database
11 110 (2.04%) Data Warehouse
12 108 (2.00%) MySQL
13 77 (1.42%) Data Lake
14 64 (1.18%) SQL Server 2008
15 55 (1.02%) Big Data
15 55 (1.02%) RDBMS
16 51 (0.94%) Amazon DynamoDB
16 51 (0.94%) SQL Server 2019
17 46 (0.85%) SQL Server 2012
18 41 (0.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 713 (13.19%) Git (software)
2 387 (7.16%) JIRA
3 384 (7.10%) Visual Studio
4 270 (5.00%) Jenkins
5 227 (4.20%) TeamCity
6 185 (3.42%) Team Foundation Server
7 172 (3.18%) Selenium
8 143 (2.65%) SpecFlow
9 128 (2.37%) Octopus Deploy
10 125 (2.31%) NUnit
11 121 (2.24%) Subversion
12 100 (1.85%) Bitbucket
13 90 (1.67%) Artifactory
14 88 (1.63%) Visual Studio Team System
15 82 (1.52%) Postman
16 79 (1.46%) Cucumber
17 77 (1.42%) GitLab
18 68 (1.26%) Moq
19 53 (0.98%) Jasmine
20 51 (0.94%) ReSharper
General
1 898 (16.61%) Finance
2 832 (15.39%) Social Skills
3 501 (9.27%) Banking
4 322 (5.96%) Public Sector
5 287 (5.31%) Front Office
6 277 (5.12%) Analytical Skills
7 212 (3.92%) Investment Banking
8 116 (2.15%) Presentation Skills
9 102 (1.89%) Retail
10 86 (1.59%) Marketing
11 78 (1.44%) Games
12 56 (1.04%) Manufacturing
13 53 (0.98%) Telecoms
14 48 (0.89%) Law
14 48 (0.89%) Legal
15 44 (0.81%) Electronics
16 37 (0.68%) Financial Institution
17 34 (0.63%) Back Office
18 29 (0.54%) Military
19 26 (0.48%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 3,405 (63.00%) Developer
2 1,763 (32.62%) .NET Developer
3 983 (18.19%) C# Developer
4 554 (10.25%) C# .NET Developer
5 410 (7.59%) Software Engineer
6 370 (6.85%) Full Stack Developer
7 365 (6.75%) Senior Developer
8 344 (6.36%) Azure Developer
9 338 (6.25%) Architect
10 223 (4.13%) Software Developer
11 206 (3.81%) SQL Developer
12 202 (3.74%) Angular Developer
13 187 (3.46%) DevOps Engineer
14 186 (3.44%) Senior .NET Developer
15 172 (3.18%) Analyst
16 168 (3.11%) .NET Software Engineer
17 162 (3.00%) Solutions Architect
18 157 (2.90%) React Developer
19 147 (2.72%) Azure Engineer
20 131 (2.42%) .NET Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,383 (25.59%) .NET Core
2 1,135 (21.00%) .NET Framework
3 1,110 (20.54%) ASP.NET
4 864 (15.99%) AngularJS
5 858 (15.87%) HTML
6 798 (14.76%) CSS
7 734 (13.58%) React
8 525 (9.71%) ASP.NET Web API
9 403 (7.46%) REST
10 363 (6.72%) Entity Framework
11 331 (6.12%) Web Services
12 319 (5.90%) RESTful
13 298 (5.51%) HTML5
13 298 (5.51%) WPF
14 291 (5.38%) Node.js
15 278 (5.14%) jQuery
16 265 (4.90%) ASP.NET MVC
17 250 (4.63%) XML
18 236 (4.37%) JSON
19 215 (3.98%) ASP.NET Core
Miscellaneous
1 312 (5.77%) Greenfield Project
2 203 (3.76%) User Experience
3 177 (3.27%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 104 (1.92%) Data Protection Act
5 93 (1.72%) Mobile App
6 90 (1.67%) Cloud Native
7 85 (1.57%) Derivative
8 81 (1.50%) Self-Motivation
9 80 (1.48%) Fixed Income
9 80 (1.48%) Legacy Systems
10 77 (1.42%) Equities
11 74 (1.37%) Data Structures
12 72 (1.33%) Hedge funds
13 67 (1.24%) Legacy Code
14 55 (1.02%) Enterprise Software
15 44 (0.81%) NHS
16 43 (0.80%) Public Cloud
17 39 (0.72%) Management Information System
18 34 (0.63%) Virtual Team
19 31 (0.57%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 733 (13.56%) Windows
2 226 (4.18%) Linux
3 105 (1.94%) Windows Server
4 67 (1.24%) Unix
5 42 (0.78%) Android
6 38 (0.70%) Apple iOS
7 36 (0.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 30 (0.56%) Windows 10
9 23 (0.43%) Ubuntu
10 22 (0.41%) Windows Server 2012
10 22 (0.41%) Windows Server 2016
11 17 (0.31%) Windows XP
12 13 (0.24%) Windows Server 2008
13 9 (0.17%) Windows 7
13 9 (0.17%) Windows Server 2019
14 7 (0.13%) AIX
15 6 (0.11%) Mac OS X
16 5 (0.093%) Mac OS
16 5 (0.093%) VMS
17 1 (0.019%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,120 (39.22%) Agile Software Development
2 1,482 (27.42%) DevOps
3 966 (17.87%) Microservices
4 921 (17.04%) Software Engineering
5 744 (13.77%) MVC
6 734 (13.58%) TDD
7 726 (13.43%) Full Stack Development
8 688 (12.73%) Scrum
9 565 (10.45%) Test Automation
10 466 (8.62%) OO
11 396 (7.33%) Problem-Solving
12 387 (7.16%) SDLC
13 381 (7.05%) Continuous Integration
14 372 (6.88%) Unit Testing
15 323 (5.98%) Migration
16 310 (5.74%) SOLID
17 306 (5.66%) Business Intelligence
18 282 (5.22%) Web Development
19 278 (5.14%) Analytics
20 274 (5.07%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 3,784 (70.01%) C#
2 1,972 (36.48%) SQL
3 1,477 (27.33%) JavaScript
4 733 (13.56%) Java
5 589 (10.90%) TypeScript
6 497 (9.20%) Python
7 434 (8.03%) PowerShell
8 343 (6.35%) VB.NET
9 328 (6.07%) T-SQL
10 232 (4.29%) C++
11 172 (3.18%) VB
12 167 (3.09%) Go
13 163 (3.02%) PL/SQL
14 149 (2.76%) VBA
15 90 (1.67%) C
16 83 (1.54%) PHP
17 48 (0.89%) Bash
17 48 (0.89%) Ruby
18 47 (0.87%) Scala
19 42 (0.78%) XAML
Qualifications
1 376 (6.96%) Security Cleared
2 331 (6.12%) SC Cleared
3 197 (3.64%) Degree
4 60 (1.11%) Computer Science Degree
5 43 (0.80%) BPSS Clearance
6 28 (0.52%) DV Cleared
7 21 (0.39%) ISTQB
8 15 (0.28%) Microsoft Certification
9 14 (0.26%) Master's Degree
10 13 (0.24%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 13 (0.24%) Numerate Degree
11 11 (0.20%) CISSP
12 8 (0.15%) ISEB
13 7 (0.13%) ITIL Certification
13 7 (0.13%) PhD
14 6 (0.11%) AWS Certification
14 6 (0.11%) CEH
14 6 (0.11%) CSSLP
15 5 (0.093%) DBS Check
15 5 (0.093%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 254 (4.70%) QA
2 67 (1.24%) Accessibility
3 40 (0.74%) GDPR
4 16 (0.30%) WCAG
5 14 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 27005
6 12 (0.22%) SLA
7 9 (0.17%) PMO
8 7 (0.13%) Data Quality
8 7 (0.13%) NCSC
9 6 (0.11%) PCI DSS
10 5 (0.093%) Actionable Recommendations
10 5 (0.093%) ISO 9001
10 5 (0.093%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 4 (0.074%) Disclosure Scotland
11 4 (0.074%) MiFID
11 4 (0.074%) NIST
12 3 (0.056%) HL7
13 2 (0.037%) DICOM
13 2 (0.037%) EMIR
13 2 (0.037%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 544 (10.06%) Docker
2 164 (3.03%) Active Directory
3 71 (1.31%) Virtual Machines
4 19 (0.35%) VMware Infrastructure
5 13 (0.24%) Virtual Desktop
6 11 (0.20%) VMware ESXi
7 10 (0.19%) Hyper-V
8 7 (0.13%) Citrix Hypervisor
8 7 (0.13%) XenApp
8 7 (0.13%) XenDesktop
9 6 (0.11%) LXC
9 6 (0.11%) vSphere
10 2 (0.037%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
10 2 (0.037%) VMware NSX
11 1 (0.019%) BitLocker
11 1 (0.019%) GeoWebCache
11 1 (0.019%) HDFS
11 1 (0.019%) OpenDJ
11 1 (0.019%) Oracle RAC
11 1 (0.019%) Platform Symphony
Systems Management
1 594 (10.99%) Kubernetes
2 242 (4.48%) Terraform
3 163 (3.02%) Ansible
4 64 (1.18%) BladeLogic
5 63 (1.17%) Grafana
6 57 (1.05%) Prometheus
7 54 (1.00%) Puppet
8 38 (0.70%) ITRS Geneos
8 38 (0.70%) Opscode Chef
9 29 (0.54%) Microsoft Intune
10 28 (0.52%) SCOM
10 28 (0.52%) SCVMM
11 27 (0.50%) SCCM
12 25 (0.46%) Nagios
13 21 (0.39%) Kibana
14 16 (0.30%) MIIS
15 15 (0.28%) HP Fortify
16 10 (0.19%) Istio
16 10 (0.19%) Rancher
17 9 (0.17%) Active Directory Federation Services
Vendors
1 1,304 (24.13%) Microsoft
2 639 (11.82%) Oracle
3 167 (3.09%) SAP
4 79 (1.46%) Databricks
5 72 (1.33%) Google
6 60 (1.11%) Citrix
7 53 (0.98%) TIBCO
8 51 (0.94%) Sitecore
9 47 (0.87%) Salesforce.com
9 47 (0.87%) Telerik
10 46 (0.85%) Splunk
11 44 (0.81%) VMware
12 43 (0.80%) Atlassian
13 42 (0.78%) Xamarin
14 38 (0.70%) DevExpress
15 36 (0.67%) IBM
16 33 (0.61%) MuleSoft
17 26 (0.48%) ServiceNow
17 26 (0.48%) SunGard
18 25 (0.46%) FIS