Period
to 25 January 2021

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 25 January 2021 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
25 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 33 19 16
Rank change year-on-year -14 -3 +4
Contract jobs citing .NET 2,270 5,172 8,187
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 5.38% 7.22% 8.23%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 17.65% 24.03% 24.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,093 3,992 6,471
Median daily rate £463 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.78% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £306 £325 £320
90th Percentile £663 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £425 £410
% change year-on-year -5.88% +3.60% +9.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 28 57
Median hourly rate £45.00 £43.76 £44.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.83% -0.55% -2.22%
10th Percentile £21.25 £34.93 £20.65
90th Percentile £56.48 £53.23 £61.51
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £43.25 £45.00
% change year-on-year +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 12,858 21,520 34,008
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 30.46% 30.04% 34.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,042 15,122 24,256
Median daily rate £482 £495 £480
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.73% +3.13% +3.78%
10th Percentile £315 £330 £325
90th Percentile £663 £650 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £450 £425
% change year-on-year -5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 155 197 274
Median hourly rate £45.00 £46.00 £41.92
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.17% +9.73% +4.81%
10th Percentile £25.00 £17.40 £17.50
90th Percentile £63.55 £78.75 £60.00
Median hourly rate £45.00 £45.00 £41.85
% change year-on-year - +7.54% +4.61%

.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 25 January 2021.

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 25 January 2021.

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 25 January 2021. 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 -12 1,898 £475 +5.56% 1,866
London -5 1,118 £525 +5.00% 484
UK excluding London -15 872 £400 -5.88% 1,541
Work from Home -14 583 £450 +5.88% 390
North of England -10 239 £375 -6.25% 490
South East -34 180 £450 +5.88% 345
Midlands -12 158 £375 -6.25% 283
North West -10 142 £373 -6.88% 295
Scotland -4 126 £420 -1.18% 103
West Midlands -10 90 £375 -16.67% 162
South West -28 89 £425 -1.73% 133
Yorkshire -19 78 £388 -3.13% 148
East Midlands -14 58 £350 -3.45% 120
East of England -14 50 £400 -5.88% 127
Wales +15 29 £388 +1.64% 38
North East +4 19 £395 -7.06% 47
Northern Ireland -17 1 £350 -17.65% 26

For the 6 months to 25 January 2021, 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 1,410 (62.11%) C#
2 964 (42.47%) Azure
3 805 (35.46%) Agile Software Development
4 780 (34.36%) SQL
5 731 (32.20%) JavaScript
6 603 (26.56%) SQL Server
7 586 (25.81%) .NET Core
8 478 (21.06%) DevOps
9 477 (21.01%) ASP.NET
10 458 (20.18%) Microsoft
11 433 (19.07%) Finance
12 398 (17.53%) HTML
13 387 (17.05%) Microservices
14 379 (16.70%) CSS
14 379 (16.70%) AngularJS
15 376 (16.56%) React
16 368 (16.21%) .NET Framework
17 361 (15.90%) Java
18 353 (15.55%) AWS
19 335 (14.76%) Software Engineering
20 328 (14.45%) TDD
21 302 (13.30%) MVC
22 294 (12.95%) Python
23 289 (12.73%) Web Services
24 266 (11.72%) Test Automation
25 234 (10.31%) Git (software)
26 233 (10.26%) REST
27 228 (10.04%) ASP.NET Web API
28 211 (9.30%) Banking
29 207 (9.12%) Scrum

.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
1 100 (4.41%) SharePoint
2 68 (3.00%) IIS
3 52 (2.29%) Confluence
4 43 (1.89%) CMS
5 37 (1.63%) BizTalk Server
6 30 (1.32%) Umbraco
7 26 (1.15%) Elasticsearch
8 25 (1.10%) NServiceBus
9 16 (0.70%) Tomcat
10 13 (0.57%) Apache
10 13 (0.57%) EPiServer
11 12 (0.53%) Mendix
11 12 (0.53%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 11 (0.48%) Oracle Workflow
13 10 (0.44%) JBoss
13 10 (0.44%) nginx
14 9 (0.40%) Appian
14 9 (0.40%) Cloud Foundry
14 9 (0.40%) SharePoint 2013
15 8 (0.35%) WordPress
Applications
1 22 (0.97%) Microsoft Excel
1 22 (0.97%) Microsoft Office
2 11 (0.48%) MS Visio
3 7 (0.31%) Chatbot
4 5 (0.22%) InfoPath
5 4 (0.18%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 3 (0.13%) Adobe XD
6 3 (0.13%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.044%) Adobe After Effects
7 1 (0.044%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.044%) Adobe Premiere
7 1 (0.044%) CINEMA 4D
7 1 (0.044%) Figma
7 1 (0.044%) Final Cut Pro
7 1 (0.044%) Maya
7 1 (0.044%) Microsoft Project
7 1 (0.044%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 71 (3.13%) Dynamics CRM
2 23 (1.01%) Dynamics AX
3 10 (0.44%) Dynamics NAV
4 9 (0.40%) SunGard Martini
5 8 (0.35%) ION MarketView
5 8 (0.35%) Teamcenter
6 7 (0.31%) thinkFolio
7 5 (0.22%) Sentinel
8 3 (0.13%) Elite 3E
8 3 (0.13%) Oracle Utilities
9 2 (0.088%) Advent Geneva
9 2 (0.088%) Endur
9 2 (0.088%) Markit EDM
9 2 (0.088%) OPENHousing
9 2 (0.088%) Salerio
9 2 (0.088%) Shopify
10 1 (0.044%) BusinessWorks
10 1 (0.044%) OpenText MBPM
10 1 (0.044%) Temenos T24
10 1 (0.044%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 964 (42.47%) Azure
2 353 (15.55%) AWS
3 199 (8.77%) Serverless
4 124 (5.46%) GCP
5 105 (4.63%) Power Platform
6 100 (4.41%) PaaS
7 85 (3.74%) Azure Functions
8 70 (3.08%) Dynamics 365
9 63 (2.78%) Logic Apps
10 57 (2.51%) AWS Lambda
11 53 (2.33%) GitHub
12 45 (1.98%) PowerApps
13 42 (1.85%) IaaS
13 42 (1.85%) Office 365
14 40 (1.76%) Cloud Computing
15 39 (1.72%) SaaS
16 30 (1.32%) Azure Active Directory
17 25 (1.10%) Azure Data Factory
18 24 (1.06%) AWS CloudFormation
19 22 (0.97%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 35 (1.54%) Firewall
2 33 (1.45%) HTTP
3 19 (0.84%) DNS
4 16 (0.70%) TCP/IP
5 15 (0.66%) Internet
6 11 (0.48%) Intranet
6 11 (0.48%) SSL
7 10 (0.44%) CTI
7 10 (0.44%) Softphone
8 9 (0.40%) DHCP
8 9 (0.40%) WAN
9 8 (0.35%) FTP
10 7 (0.31%) Ethernet
10 7 (0.31%) Reverse Proxy
11 6 (0.26%) LAN
11 6 (0.26%) Skype
11 6 (0.26%) VPN
12 5 (0.22%) HTTPS
12 5 (0.22%) Remote Desktop
12 5 (0.22%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 603 (26.56%) SQL Server
2 111 (4.89%) NoSQL
2 111 (4.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 100 (4.41%) Azure SQL Database
4 92 (4.05%) MongoDB
5 84 (3.70%) Relational Database
6 78 (3.44%) MySQL
7 72 (3.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 71 (3.13%) Cosmos DB
9 69 (3.04%) Power BI
10 47 (2.07%) Data Warehouse
11 44 (1.94%) PostgreSQL
12 35 (1.54%) Redis
13 31 (1.37%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 29 (1.28%) Oracle Database
15 28 (1.23%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 28 (1.23%) SQL Server 2008
16 23 (1.01%) Big Data
17 21 (0.93%) Data Lake
18 20 (0.88%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 234 (10.31%) Git (software)
2 137 (6.04%) Jenkins
3 133 (5.86%) Visual Studio
4 115 (5.07%) JIRA
5 102 (4.49%) Selenium
6 83 (3.66%) Team Foundation Server
7 66 (2.91%) TeamCity
8 60 (2.64%) SpecFlow
9 49 (2.16%) Subversion
10 46 (2.03%) Octopus Deploy
10 46 (2.03%) Visual Studio Team System
11 44 (1.94%) NUnit
12 29 (1.28%) Postman
13 28 (1.23%) Bitbucket
14 27 (1.19%) Cucumber
15 23 (1.01%) JMeter
15 23 (1.01%) SoapUI
16 22 (0.97%) NetBeans
16 22 (0.97%) webpack
17 21 (0.93%) SonarQube
General
1 433 (19.07%) Finance
2 211 (9.30%) Banking
3 152 (6.70%) Public Sector
4 133 (5.86%) Front Office
5 88 (3.88%) Investment Banking
6 39 (1.72%) Marketing
7 38 (1.67%) Retail
8 33 (1.45%) Law
9 30 (1.32%) Back Office
10 20 (0.88%) Telecoms
11 14 (0.62%) Advertising
11 14 (0.62%) Legal
11 14 (0.62%) Manufacturing
12 12 (0.53%) Aerospace
12 12 (0.53%) Pharmaceutical
13 10 (0.44%) Electronics
13 10 (0.44%) Multimedia
14 8 (0.35%) Financial Institution
14 8 (0.35%) Military
15 6 (0.26%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 1,435 (63.22%) Developer
2 694 (30.57%) .NET Developer
3 343 (15.11%) C# Developer
4 195 (8.59%) C# .NET Developer
5 185 (8.15%) Software Engineer
6 157 (6.92%) Full Stack Developer
7 140 (6.17%) React Developer
8 137 (6.04%) Architect
9 128 (5.64%) Senior Developer
10 108 (4.76%) Azure Developer
11 91 (4.01%) SQL Developer
12 88 (3.88%) DevOps Engineer
13 84 (3.70%) Software Developer
14 76 (3.35%) Developer/Software Engineer
15 75 (3.30%) Azure Engineer
16 65 (2.86%) .NET Software Engineer
17 62 (2.73%) Senior .NET Developer
18 55 (2.42%) Angular Developer
18 55 (2.42%) Consultant
18 55 (2.42%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 586 (25.81%) .NET Core
2 477 (21.01%) ASP.NET
3 398 (17.53%) HTML
4 379 (16.70%) AngularJS
4 379 (16.70%) CSS
5 376 (16.56%) React
6 368 (16.21%) .NET Framework
7 289 (12.73%) Web Services
8 233 (10.26%) REST
9 228 (10.04%) ASP.NET Web API
10 153 (6.74%) RESTful
10 153 (6.74%) XML
11 139 (6.12%) Entity Framework
11 139 (6.12%) HTML5
12 135 (5.95%) jQuery
13 105 (4.63%) JSON
14 103 (4.54%) ASP.NET MVC
14 103 (4.54%) Node.js
15 100 (4.41%) SOAP
16 97 (4.27%) ASP.NET Core
Miscellaneous
1 135 (5.95%) Greenfield Project
2 107 (4.71%) User Experience
3 88 (3.88%) Analytical Skills
4 59 (2.60%) Blog
5 58 (2.56%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 49 (2.16%) Derivative
7 45 (1.98%) Mobile App
8 43 (1.89%) Enterprise Software
9 40 (1.76%) Self-Motivation
10 38 (1.67%) Fixed Income
11 34 (1.50%) Hedge funds
12 31 (1.37%) N-Tier
13 30 (1.32%) NHS
14 26 (1.15%) Cloud Native
15 25 (1.10%) Equities
15 25 (1.10%) Public Cloud
16 22 (0.97%) Algorithms
17 21 (0.93%) Management Information System
18 20 (0.88%) Data Structures
18 20 (0.88%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 206 (9.07%) Windows
2 125 (5.51%) Linux
3 57 (2.51%) Apple iOS
4 52 (2.29%) Android
5 40 (1.76%) Windows Server
6 31 (1.37%) Unix
7 14 (0.62%) Windows Server 2012
8 12 (0.53%) Windows 10
9 11 (0.48%) Mac OS X
9 11 (0.48%) Windows Server 2016
10 6 (0.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 5 (0.22%) AIX
12 4 (0.18%) CentOS
12 4 (0.18%) Solaris
12 4 (0.18%) Ubuntu
13 2 (0.088%) VMS
14 1 (0.044%) HPUX
14 1 (0.044%) MVS
14 1 (0.044%) VxWorks
14 1 (0.044%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 805 (35.46%) Agile Software Development
2 478 (21.06%) DevOps
3 387 (17.05%) Microservices
4 335 (14.76%) Software Engineering
5 328 (14.45%) TDD
6 302 (13.30%) MVC
7 266 (11.72%) Test Automation
8 207 (9.12%) Scrum
9 165 (7.27%) Continuous Integration
10 162 (7.14%) BDD
11 152 (6.70%) Migration
12 142 (6.26%) Problem-Solving
13 136 (5.99%) Open Source
14 131 (5.77%) OO
15 127 (5.59%) Business Intelligence
16 123 (5.42%) SDLC
17 122 (5.37%) Unit Testing
18 118 (5.20%) Web Development
19 104 (4.58%) Analytics
20 103 (4.54%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 1,410 (62.11%) C#
2 780 (34.36%) SQL
3 731 (32.20%) JavaScript
4 361 (15.90%) Java
5 294 (12.95%) Python
6 199 (8.77%) PowerShell
7 125 (5.51%) TypeScript
8 122 (5.37%) T-SQL
9 121 (5.33%) C++
10 90 (3.96%) VB.NET
11 72 (3.17%) PL/SQL
12 63 (2.78%) PHP
13 44 (1.94%) Bash Shell
14 40 (1.76%) Shell Script
15 34 (1.50%) Kotlin
16 33 (1.45%) C
17 32 (1.41%) Ruby
18 30 (1.32%) Go
19 29 (1.28%) VB
20 21 (0.93%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 120 (5.29%) Security Cleared
2 101 (4.45%) Degree
3 90 (3.96%) SC Cleared
4 31 (1.37%) Computer Science Degree
5 15 (0.66%) Master's Degree
6 13 (0.57%) DV Cleared
7 12 (0.53%) BPSS Clearance
7 12 (0.53%) Microsoft Certification
8 8 (0.35%) AWS Certification
8 8 (0.35%) ISTQB
9 7 (0.31%) TOGAF Certification
10 5 (0.22%) MCSE
11 4 (0.18%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 3 (0.13%) BC Cleared
12 3 (0.13%) CISSP
13 2 (0.088%) CISA
13 2 (0.088%) ITIL Certification
13 2 (0.088%) MCP
13 2 (0.088%) MCSA
13 2 (0.088%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 105 (4.63%) QA
2 30 (1.32%) NIST
3 17 (0.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 11 (0.48%) Disclosure Scotland
5 10 (0.44%) NCSC
6 8 (0.35%) GDPR
7 6 (0.26%) SLA
8 5 (0.22%) PCI DSS
9 4 (0.18%) WCAG
10 2 (0.088%) Cyber Essentials
10 2 (0.088%) Data Quality
10 2 (0.088%) Government Security Classifications
10 2 (0.088%) SNOMED CT
11 1 (0.044%) Actionable Recommendations
11 1 (0.044%) COREP
11 1 (0.044%) Dodd-Frank
11 1 (0.044%) FINREP
11 1 (0.044%) HL7
11 1 (0.044%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 1 (0.044%) SEPA
System Software
1 178 (7.84%) Docker
2 81 (3.57%) Active Directory
3 17 (0.75%) Hyper-V
4 15 (0.66%) Virtual Machines
5 11 (0.48%) VMware Infrastructure
6 3 (0.13%) Firmware
6 3 (0.13%) OpenAM
6 3 (0.13%) OpenDJ
7 2 (0.088%) VMware NSX
7 2 (0.088%) Xen
8 1 (0.044%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
8 1 (0.044%) DFS Replication
8 1 (0.044%) LXC
8 1 (0.044%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.044%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 184 (8.11%) Kubernetes
2 142 (6.26%) Terraform
3 48 (2.11%) Ansible
4 20 (0.88%) Puppet
5 16 (0.70%) Opscode Chef
5 16 (0.70%) Single Sign-On
6 12 (0.53%) HP ALM
7 11 (0.48%) Grafana
7 11 (0.48%) HP Fortify
8 6 (0.26%) Microsoft Intune
8 6 (0.26%) Prometheus
9 5 (0.22%) Microsoft Clustering
9 5 (0.22%) Nagios
9 5 (0.22%) SCOM
10 4 (0.18%) Kibana
10 4 (0.18%) Salt
10 4 (0.18%) SCCM
10 4 (0.18%) SCVMM
11 3 (0.13%) MIIS
12 2 (0.088%) logstash
Vendors
1 458 (20.18%) Microsoft
2 184 (8.11%) Oracle
3 51 (2.25%) Google
4 43 (1.89%) Xamarin
5 41 (1.81%) Databricks
6 40 (1.76%) SAP
7 26 (1.15%) MuleSoft
7 26 (1.15%) Salesforce.com
7 26 (1.15%) Sitecore
8 24 (1.06%) VMware
9 18 (0.79%) Atlassian
9 18 (0.79%) IBM
10 16 (0.70%) ServiceNow
11 15 (0.66%) Apple
12 13 (0.57%) Micro Focus
13 12 (0.53%) HP
13 12 (0.53%) Qualys
13 12 (0.53%) Splunk
14 11 (0.48%) Black Duck
14 11 (0.48%) Sonatype