Period
to 16 August 2018

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 16 August 2018 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
16 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 17 19 21
Rank change year-on-year +2 +2 -5
Contract jobs citing .NET 8,348 7,094 7,988
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 8.16% 7.41% 7.33%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 23.68% 22.88% 25.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,331 5,165 5,788
UK median daily rate £431 £410 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.12% +2.50% +6.67%
10th Percentile £313 £295 £278
90th Percentile £625 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +6.90% +3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 97 97
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £43.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.16% +7.50% -
10th Percentile £22.58 £22.61 £11.00
90th Percentile £53.25 £54.63 £46.85
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £43.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year -1.16% +7.50% +1.27%

.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 35,252 31,010 31,692
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 34.46% 32.41% 29.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 24,904 21,394 22,142
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £320 £306 £293
90th Percentile £625 £625 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £423 £400 £383
% change year-on-year +5.75% +4.58% +2.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 343 384 386
UK median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.75% +11.11% -2.70%
10th Percentile £15.24 £16.00 £12.25
90th Percentile £57.50 £53.75 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.25 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +0.63% +11.11% -2.70%

.NET
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for .NET in the UK

.NET
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for .NET in the UK

.NET
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing .NET over the 6 months to 16 August 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for .NET in the UK

.NET
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for .NET in the UK

.NET
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing .NET over the 6 months to 16 August 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for .NET in the UK

.NET
Top 17 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 16 August 2018. 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 +4 7,680 £450 +7.14% 3,523
UK excluding London +2 4,535 £388 +6.90% 2,633
London 0 3,699 £500 +5.26% 1,076
South East +2 1,217 £400 +6.67% 679
North of England +2 1,164 £375 +7.14% 719
Midlands +1 723 £400 +14.29% 463
North West +3 600 £375 +6.92% 379
South West +1 570 £390 +4.42% 309
Yorkshire +5 463 £375 +10.29% 274
West Midlands 0 431 £400 +14.29% 239
Scotland -1 405 £400 +10.34% 114
East of England -14 304 £400 +7.74% 275
East Midlands -1 286 £375 +10.70% 223
North East -2 101 £350 - 66
Wales -12 96 £400 +10.34% 49
Northern Ireland +20 65 £432 +15.20% 22
Channel Islands - 3 - - 2

For the 6 months to 16 August 2018, 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 6,280 (75.23%) C#
2 3,807 (45.60%) Agile Software Development
3 3,265 (39.11%) SQL Server
4 3,134 (37.54%) SQL
5 2,971 (35.59%) ASP.NET
6 2,915 (34.92%) JavaScript
7 2,716 (32.53%) MVC
8 2,156 (25.83%) Microsoft
9 2,124 (25.44%) Microsoft Azure
10 2,084 (24.96%) HTML
11 1,894 (22.69%) AngularJS
12 1,790 (21.44%) TDD
13 1,778 (21.30%) CSS
14 1,641 (19.66%) .NET Framework
15 1,612 (19.31%) ASP.NET Web API
16 1,602 (19.19%) Finance
17 1,457 (17.45%) ASP.NET MVC
18 1,223 (14.65%) Scrum
19 1,089 (13.05%) Web Services
20 1,080 (12.94%) jQuery
21 916 (10.97%) WCF
22 906 (10.85%) Java
23 888 (10.64%) Microservices
24 882 (10.57%) Continuous Integration
25 863 (10.34%) Amazon AWS
26 859 (10.29%) Git (software)
27 851 (10.19%) Visual Studio
28 841 (10.07%) Test Automation
29 833 (9.98%) Windows
30 801 (9.60%) .NET Core

.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
1 353 (4.23%) IIS
2 338 (4.05%) SharePoint
3 327 (3.92%) CMS
4 162 (1.94%) Umbraco
5 149 (1.78%) Elasticsearch
6 146 (1.75%) NServiceBus
7 122 (1.46%) Sitecore CMS
8 121 (1.45%) Confluence
9 115 (1.38%) BizTalk Server
10 97 (1.16%) SharePoint 2013
11 90 (1.08%) Apache
12 75 (0.90%) WebSphere
13 69 (0.83%) SharePoint 2010
14 57 (0.68%) EPiServer
15 55 (0.66%) Oracle SOA Suite
16 53 (0.63%) Tomcat
17 49 (0.59%) Apache Solr
18 48 (0.57%) SharePoint Server
19 40 (0.48%) Apache Spark
20 36 (0.43%) nginx
Applications
1 136 (1.63%) Microsoft Excel
2 87 (1.04%) Microsoft Office
3 48 (0.57%) InfoPath
4 21 (0.25%) Photoshop
5 18 (0.22%) MS Visio
6 13 (0.16%) Spreadsheet
7 11 (0.13%) Microsoft Project
8 7 (0.084%) Chatbot
9 6 (0.072%) Acrobat
9 6 (0.072%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 5 (0.060%) Maya
10 5 (0.060%) Microsoft PowerPoint
11 4 (0.048%) Adobe After Effects
11 4 (0.048%) Adobe Premiere
11 4 (0.048%) Blender
11 4 (0.048%) InVision
12 3 (0.036%) NUKE
12 3 (0.036%) SOLIDWORKS
13 2 (0.024%) Adobe Illustrator
13 2 (0.024%) Revit
Business Applications
1 246 (2.95%) Dynamics CRM
2 28 (0.34%) thinkFolio
3 22 (0.26%) Dynamics AX
4 19 (0.23%) Markit EDM
5 16 (0.19%) Eagle PACE
6 15 (0.18%) Endur
7 14 (0.17%) Front Arena
8 12 (0.14%) Dynamics NAV
9 11 (0.13%) Oracle Financials
10 10 (0.12%) Magento
10 10 (0.12%) Oracle EBS
11 8 (0.096%) Bloomberg AIM
11 8 (0.096%) ION MarketView
11 8 (0.096%) Sage 200
11 8 (0.096%) SAP S/4HANA
12 7 (0.084%) Elite 3E
12 7 (0.084%) Oracle General Ledger
12 7 (0.084%) Payment Gateway
13 6 (0.072%) SDL Web 8
14 4 (0.048%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 2,124 (25.44%) Microsoft Azure
2 863 (10.34%) Amazon AWS
3 158 (1.89%) PaaS
4 149 (1.78%) SaaS
5 138 (1.65%) GitHub
5 138 (1.65%) Office 365
5 138 (1.65%) Serverless
6 122 (1.46%) Google Cloud Platform
7 116 (1.39%) Cloud Computing
8 111 (1.33%) Amazon EC2
9 103 (1.23%) Dynamics 365
10 89 (1.07%) IaaS
11 81 (0.97%) npm
12 69 (0.83%) Azure Functions
13 50 (0.60%) NuGet
14 40 (0.48%) Google App Engine
15 38 (0.46%) AWS CloudFormation
16 36 (0.43%) AWS Lambda
17 35 (0.42%) Azure Active Directory
18 28 (0.34%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 183 (2.19%) HTTP
2 122 (1.46%) Internet
3 80 (0.96%) TCP/IP
4 67 (0.80%) DNS
5 59 (0.71%) FTP
6 58 (0.69%) SSL
7 47 (0.56%) Firewall
8 39 (0.47%) Intranet
8 39 (0.47%) SMS
9 35 (0.42%) DHCP
10 34 (0.41%) IPsec
11 33 (0.40%) AMQP
12 28 (0.34%) HTTPS
12 28 (0.34%) PuTTY
12 28 (0.34%) WinSCP
13 24 (0.29%) SMTP
14 20 (0.24%) Kerberos
14 20 (0.24%) SAN
15 15 (0.18%) Ethernet
16 14 (0.17%) DKIM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3,265 (39.11%) SQL Server
2 497 (5.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 435 (5.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 332 (3.98%) Relational Database
5 304 (3.64%) SQL Server 2012
6 303 (3.63%) NoSQL
7 228 (2.73%) MongoDB
8 192 (2.30%) SQL Server 2008
9 182 (2.18%) SQL Server 2016
10 154 (1.84%) Data Warehouse
11 151 (1.81%) Azure SQL Database
12 147 (1.76%) MySQL
13 145 (1.74%) Oracle Database
14 132 (1.58%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 121 (1.45%) SQL Server 2014
16 107 (1.28%) Power BI
16 107 (1.28%) RDBMS
17 106 (1.27%) Cosmos DB
18 90 (1.08%) Big Data
19 87 (1.04%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 859 (10.29%) Git (software)
2 851 (10.19%) Visual Studio
3 712 (8.53%) Team Foundation Server
4 467 (5.59%) TeamCity
5 422 (5.06%) Selenium
6 388 (4.65%) JIRA
7 377 (4.52%) Jenkins
8 351 (4.20%) Octopus Deploy
9 330 (3.95%) NUnit
10 316 (3.79%) SpecFlow
10 316 (3.79%) Visual Studio Team System
11 128 (1.53%) Cucumber
12 126 (1.51%) Subversion
13 115 (1.38%) MSTest
14 113 (1.35%) Bitbucket
15 105 (1.26%) gulp
16 101 (1.21%) WebDriver
17 89 (1.07%) Moq
18 81 (0.97%) Atlassian Bamboo
19 73 (0.87%) webpack
General
1 1,602 (19.19%) Finance
2 697 (8.35%) Banking
3 335 (4.01%) Front Office
4 237 (2.84%) Investment Banking
5 236 (2.83%) Retail
6 139 (1.67%) Marketing
7 124 (1.49%) Back Office
8 117 (1.40%) Law
9 109 (1.31%) Advertising
10 86 (1.03%) Financial Institution
11 80 (0.96%) Legal
12 79 (0.95%) Telecoms
13 75 (0.90%) Manufacturing
14 57 (0.68%) Games
15 46 (0.55%) Electronics
16 32 (0.38%) Automotive
17 24 (0.29%) Publishing
18 18 (0.22%) Aerospace
19 16 (0.19%) Military
20 13 (0.16%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 6,089 (72.94%) Developer
2 3,447 (41.29%) .NET Developer
3 2,343 (28.07%) C# Developer
4 1,453 (17.41%) C# .NET Developer
5 710 (8.51%) Senior Developer
6 637 (7.63%) ASP.NET Developer
7 601 (7.20%) Full Stack Developer
8 516 (6.18%) SQL Developer
9 502 (6.01%) Architect
10 490 (5.87%) C# ASP.NET Developer
11 469 (5.62%) Angular Developer
12 430 (5.15%) Senior .NET Developer
13 429 (5.14%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
14 399 (4.78%) Software Developer
15 310 (3.71%) JavaScript Developer
16 308 (3.69%) Azure Developer
17 267 (3.20%) Analyst
18 260 (3.11%) Senior C# Developer
19 246 (2.95%) Solutions Architect
20 225 (2.70%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2,971 (35.59%) ASP.NET
2 2,084 (24.96%) HTML
3 1,894 (22.69%) AngularJS
4 1,778 (21.30%) CSS
5 1,641 (19.66%) .NET Framework
6 1,612 (19.31%) ASP.NET Web API
7 1,457 (17.45%) ASP.NET MVC
8 1,089 (13.05%) Web Services
9 1,080 (12.94%) jQuery
10 916 (10.97%) WCF
11 801 (9.60%) .NET Core
12 797 (9.55%) Entity Framework
13 782 (9.37%) HTML5
14 711 (8.52%) REST
15 677 (8.11%) React
16 618 (7.40%) XML
17 604 (7.24%) WPF
18 553 (6.62%) RESTful
19 456 (5.46%) JSON
20 436 (5.22%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 618 (7.40%) Greenfield Project
2 370 (4.43%) Analytical Skills
3 279 (3.34%) User Experience
4 257 (3.08%) Fintech
5 253 (3.03%) Enterprise Software
6 228 (2.73%) Computer Science
7 175 (2.10%) Mobile App
8 174 (2.08%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 167 (2.00%) Fixed Income
10 161 (1.93%) Self-Motivation
11 111 (1.33%) Derivative
12 98 (1.17%) Algorithms
13 97 (1.16%) Hedge funds
14 83 (0.99%) Equities
15 61 (0.73%) Market Risk
16 59 (0.71%) Management Information System
17 54 (0.65%) Public Cloud
18 51 (0.61%) N-Tier
19 48 (0.57%) Data Structures
20 44 (0.53%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 833 (9.98%) Windows
2 306 (3.67%) Linux
3 270 (3.23%) Windows Server
4 133 (1.59%) Apple iOS
5 132 (1.58%) Android
6 106 (1.27%) Windows Server 2012
7 96 (1.15%) Unix
8 73 (0.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 57 (0.68%) Windows Server 2008
10 36 (0.43%) Windows 10
11 35 (0.42%) Windows Server 2003
12 34 (0.41%) Windows 7
13 13 (0.16%) Ubuntu
14 10 (0.12%) Solaris
15 8 (0.096%) Windows Embedded Compact
16 6 (0.072%) Windows Mobile
16 6 (0.072%) Windows Phone
17 4 (0.048%) VMS
17 4 (0.048%) Windows 2000 Server
17 4 (0.048%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 3,807 (45.60%) Agile Software Development
2 2,716 (32.53%) MVC
3 1,790 (21.44%) TDD
4 1,223 (14.65%) Scrum
5 888 (10.64%) Microservices
6 882 (10.57%) Continuous Integration
7 841 (10.07%) Test Automation
8 791 (9.48%) BDD
9 781 (9.36%) DevOps
10 698 (8.36%) Unit Testing
11 688 (8.24%) OO
12 663 (7.94%) Software Engineering
13 661 (7.92%) Web Development
14 594 (7.12%) E-Commerce
15 587 (7.03%) Problem-Solving
16 520 (6.23%) SOLID
17 503 (6.03%) SDLC
18 501 (6.00%) SOA
19 386 (4.62%) Multithreading
20 385 (4.61%) Front End Development
Programming Languages
1 6,280 (75.23%) C#
2 3,134 (37.54%) SQL
3 2,915 (34.92%) JavaScript
4 906 (10.85%) Java
5 662 (7.93%) T-SQL
6 480 (5.75%) PowerShell
7 472 (5.65%) VB.NET
8 390 (4.67%) TypeScript
9 262 (3.14%) Python
10 248 (2.97%) C++
11 190 (2.28%) VB
12 173 (2.07%) PL/SQL
13 139 (1.67%) PHP
14 132 (1.58%) VBA
15 118 (1.41%) C
16 67 (0.80%) Ruby
17 64 (0.77%) VB6
18 59 (0.71%) R
19 52 (0.62%) ES6
20 50 (0.60%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 386 (4.62%) Degree
2 331 (3.97%) Security Cleared
3 249 (2.98%) SC Cleared
4 117 (1.40%) Computer Science Degree
5 89 (1.07%) Microsoft Certification
6 65 (0.78%) ISEB
7 50 (0.60%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 47 (0.56%) ISTQB
9 39 (0.47%) MCSE
10 31 (0.37%) BPSS Clearance
11 28 (0.34%) ISEB Practitioner
11 28 (0.34%) TOGAF Certification
12 19 (0.23%) DV Cleared
13 18 (0.22%) CISSP
14 17 (0.20%) Numerate Degree
15 11 (0.13%) CSSLP
16 10 (0.12%) CISM
16 10 (0.12%) Master's Degree
17 9 (0.11%) CISA
17 9 (0.11%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 365 (4.37%) QA
2 39 (0.47%) GDPR
3 35 (0.42%) SLA
4 26 (0.31%) PCI DSS
5 25 (0.30%) Data Quality
6 21 (0.25%) MiFID
7 17 (0.20%) GCP
8 16 (0.19%) WCAG
9 14 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 13 (0.16%) EMIR
10 13 (0.16%) HL7
11 12 (0.14%) WAI
12 11 (0.13%) Dodd-Frank
13 10 (0.12%) HMG Security Policy Framework
14 9 (0.11%) Disclosure Scotland
14 9 (0.11%) PMO
15 4 (0.048%) ISO 9001
16 3 (0.036%) Solvency II
17 2 (0.024%) HAZOP
18 1 (0.012%) IFRS
System Software
1 367 (4.40%) Docker
2 137 (1.64%) Active Directory
3 66 (0.79%) VMware Infrastructure
4 35 (0.42%) Xen
5 34 (0.41%) vSphere
6 22 (0.26%) Virtual Machines
7 13 (0.16%) Hyper-V
7 13 (0.16%) VMware ESXi
8 9 (0.11%) Microsoft App-V
9 8 (0.096%) Varnish
9 8 (0.096%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 8 (0.096%) XenApp
10 7 (0.084%) Platform Symphony
11 6 (0.072%) Firmware
12 5 (0.060%) Apache Flume
12 5 (0.060%) HDFS
12 5 (0.060%) XenDesktop
13 3 (0.036%) LXC
13 3 (0.036%) QEMU
13 3 (0.036%) SRDF
Systems Management
1 149 (1.78%) Kubernetes
2 128 (1.53%) Puppet
3 115 (1.38%) Ansible
4 86 (1.03%) Opscode Chef
5 68 (0.81%) Terraform
6 41 (0.49%) HP ALM
7 39 (0.47%) Single Sign-On
8 35 (0.42%) Kibana
9 29 (0.35%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 20 (0.24%) SCCM
11 18 (0.22%) WSUS
12 11 (0.13%) Docker Swarm
12 11 (0.13%) SCOM
13 10 (0.12%) CA Single Sign-On
13 10 (0.12%) Cisco UCCE
13 10 (0.12%) HP Quality Center
14 9 (0.11%) Grafana
14 9 (0.11%) Nagios
14 9 (0.11%) Packer
15 8 (0.096%) vRealize
Vendors
1 2,156 (25.83%) Microsoft
2 620 (7.43%) Oracle
3 275 (3.29%) Sitecore
4 160 (1.92%) SAP
5 140 (1.68%) Google
6 119 (1.43%) VMware
7 105 (1.26%) Xamarin
8 68 (0.81%) Atlassian
9 66 (0.79%) HP
10 65 (0.78%) Capita
11 63 (0.75%) Salesforce.com
12 62 (0.74%) Red Hat
13 58 (0.69%) IBM
13 58 (0.69%) Splunk
14 57 (0.68%) Tableau
15 49 (0.59%) Adobe
16 46 (0.55%) webMethods
17 45 (0.54%) Nintex
18 42 (0.50%) Charles River
19 41 (0.49%) Citrix