Period
to 21 October 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 21 October 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
21 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 14 20 20
Rank change year-on-year +6 0 -4
Contract jobs citing .NET 8,536 7,122 7,893
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 8.34% 7.17% 7.43%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 23.91% 22.22% 24.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,475 5,262 5,642
UK median daily rate £450 £413 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.09% +4.56% +3.82%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £275
90th Percentile £625 £599 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +10.34% +3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 89 105
UK median hourly rate £43.50 £42.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.35% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £21.60 £21.97 £14.56
90th Percentile £62.11 £52.50 £46.45
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.00 £42.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year +1.18% +6.25% +1.91%

.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 35,698 32,056 32,305
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 34.88% 32.27% 30.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 25,134 22,499 22,443
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £296
90th Percentile £638 £625 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +6.25% +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 318 365 382
UK median hourly rate £41.57 £40.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.93% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £15.60 £18.20 £13.50
90th Percentile £59.13 £52.50 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.25 £40.31 £36.00
% change year-on-year +2.34% +11.96% -4.00%

.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 21 October 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 21 October 2018.

Contractor 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 21 October 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 +5 7,883 £450 +5.88% 4,167
UK excluding London +10 4,656 £400 +10.34% 3,258
London +3 3,751 £513 +7.89% 1,155
South East +10 1,378 £413 +10.00% 791
North of England +12 1,128 £375 +7.14% 987
Midlands +2 726 £390 +10.56% 564
North West +8 617 £375 +0.16% 540
South West +2 601 £425 +21.43% 354
West Midlands +4 474 £400 +10.34% 338
Yorkshire +13 430 £375 +10.29% 363
Scotland +3 345 £375 +3.45% 139
East of England -18 299 £403 +7.33% 318
East Midlands -4 249 £375 +7.14% 226
Wales +2 152 £400 +11.11% 75
North East +1 81 £377 +7.71% 84
Northern Ireland +25 33 £433 +8.13% 30
Isle of Man 0 3 £348 +65.48% 1
Channel Islands - 3 - - 1

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 6,384 (74.79%) C#
2 3,832 (44.89%) Agile Software Development
3 3,141 (36.80%) SQL
4 3,093 (36.23%) SQL Server
5 3,007 (35.23%) ASP.NET
6 2,854 (33.43%) JavaScript
7 2,673 (31.31%) MVC
8 2,294 (26.87%) Microsoft Azure
9 2,128 (24.93%) Microsoft
10 1,990 (23.31%) HTML
11 1,914 (22.42%) AngularJS
12 1,755 (20.56%) TDD
13 1,749 (20.49%) .NET Framework
14 1,683 (19.72%) CSS
15 1,660 (19.45%) ASP.NET Web API
16 1,577 (18.47%) Finance
17 1,415 (16.58%) ASP.NET MVC
18 1,254 (14.69%) Scrum
19 996 (11.67%) Web Services
20 977 (11.45%) jQuery
21 954 (11.18%) Continuous Integration
21 954 (11.18%) Git (software)
22 941 (11.02%) Microservices
23 934 (10.94%) .NET Core
24 933 (10.93%) Test Automation
25 911 (10.67%) Java
26 864 (10.12%) WCF
27 860 (10.07%) Entity Framework
28 853 (9.99%) Amazon AWS
29 841 (9.85%) Visual Studio

.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
1 384 (4.50%) IIS
2 375 (4.39%) SharePoint
3 358 (4.19%) CMS
4 195 (2.28%) Umbraco
5 153 (1.79%) Elasticsearch
6 131 (1.53%) Confluence
7 125 (1.46%) NServiceBus
8 119 (1.39%) Sitecore CMS
9 114 (1.34%) BizTalk Server
10 108 (1.27%) SharePoint 2013
11 90 (1.05%) Apache
12 66 (0.77%) WebSphere
13 57 (0.67%) EPiServer
14 53 (0.62%) SharePoint 2010
15 50 (0.59%) Tomcat
16 47 (0.55%) Apache Spark
17 44 (0.52%) Apache Solr
18 39 (0.46%) Oracle SOA Suite
19 28 (0.33%) K2 blackpearl
20 27 (0.32%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 151 (1.77%) Microsoft Excel
2 74 (0.87%) Microsoft Office
3 29 (0.34%) InfoPath
4 28 (0.33%) Spreadsheet
5 25 (0.29%) MS Visio
6 18 (0.21%) Photoshop
7 14 (0.16%) Microsoft Project
8 7 (0.082%) Microsoft PowerPoint
9 6 (0.070%) Chatbot
10 5 (0.059%) Acrobat
10 5 (0.059%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 5 (0.059%) Adobe Illustrator
11 4 (0.047%) Adobe After Effects
11 4 (0.047%) Adobe Premiere
11 4 (0.047%) NUKE
11 4 (0.047%) SOLIDWORKS
12 3 (0.035%) InVision
13 2 (0.023%) Maya
13 2 (0.023%) SPSS
14 1 (0.012%) 3ds Max
Business Applications
1 271 (3.17%) Dynamics CRM
2 33 (0.39%) Dynamics AX
3 25 (0.29%) Dynamics NAV
4 17 (0.20%) Markit EDM
5 16 (0.19%) Endur
6 13 (0.15%) thinkFolio
7 11 (0.13%) Oracle Financials
8 10 (0.12%) Sage 200
9 8 (0.094%) Oracle Cash Management
9 8 (0.094%) Oracle EBS
10 7 (0.082%) Oracle General Ledger
10 7 (0.082%) Payment Gateway
11 6 (0.070%) Epicor Tropos
11 6 (0.070%) Salesforce.com CRM
12 5 (0.059%) ION MarketView
12 5 (0.059%) Magento
12 5 (0.059%) RMDS
12 5 (0.059%) Sage CRM
12 5 (0.059%) SDL Web 8
13 3 (0.035%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 2,294 (26.87%) Microsoft Azure
2 853 (9.99%) Amazon AWS
3 194 (2.27%) SaaS
4 165 (1.93%) Dynamics 365
5 156 (1.83%) Office 365
6 154 (1.80%) Serverless
7 153 (1.79%) PaaS
8 133 (1.56%) GitHub
9 128 (1.50%) Google Cloud Platform
10 111 (1.30%) Amazon EC2
11 89 (1.04%) Cloud Computing
11 89 (1.04%) IaaS
11 89 (1.04%) npm
12 87 (1.02%) Azure Functions
13 50 (0.59%) AWS CloudFormation
14 46 (0.54%) NuGet
15 43 (0.50%) Azure Active Directory
16 42 (0.49%) Virtual Private Cloud
17 39 (0.46%) AWS Lambda
18 37 (0.43%) Azure Data Factory
Communications & Networking
1 172 (2.01%) HTTP
2 99 (1.16%) Internet
3 88 (1.03%) TCP/IP
4 84 (0.98%) Firewall
5 58 (0.68%) SSL
6 52 (0.61%) DNS
7 50 (0.59%) AMQP
8 40 (0.47%) Kerberos
9 38 (0.45%) Intranet
10 36 (0.42%) FTP
11 28 (0.33%) HTTPS
12 27 (0.32%) DHCP
13 26 (0.30%) IPsec
13 26 (0.30%) SAN
14 24 (0.28%) SMS
15 23 (0.27%) SMTP
16 18 (0.21%) DMZ
16 18 (0.21%) Ethernet
17 11 (0.13%) MQTT
18 10 (0.12%) IMAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3,093 (36.23%) SQL Server
2 466 (5.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 421 (4.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 350 (4.10%) NoSQL
5 321 (3.76%) Relational Database
6 247 (2.89%) MongoDB
7 213 (2.50%) SQL Server 2012
8 169 (1.98%) Azure SQL Database
9 160 (1.87%) SQL Server 2016
10 157 (1.84%) SQL Server 2008
11 154 (1.80%) MySQL
12 153 (1.79%) Data Warehouse
13 138 (1.62%) Cosmos DB
14 130 (1.52%) Oracle Database
15 124 (1.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 112 (1.31%) RDBMS
17 100 (1.17%) Power BI
18 98 (1.15%) Big Data
19 95 (1.11%) Redis
20 90 (1.05%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 954 (11.18%) Git (software)
2 841 (9.85%) Visual Studio
3 672 (7.87%) Team Foundation Server
4 515 (6.03%) TeamCity
5 482 (5.65%) Selenium
6 430 (5.04%) JIRA
7 412 (4.83%) Jenkins
8 385 (4.51%) Octopus Deploy
9 367 (4.30%) Visual Studio Team System
10 304 (3.56%) NUnit
11 273 (3.20%) SpecFlow
12 164 (1.92%) Subversion
13 160 (1.87%) Bitbucket
13 160 (1.87%) Cucumber
14 127 (1.49%) WebDriver
15 126 (1.48%) Moq
16 120 (1.41%) MSTest
17 103 (1.21%) gulp
18 85 (1.00%) Maven
19 82 (0.96%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 1,577 (18.47%) Finance
2 685 (8.02%) Banking
3 365 (4.28%) Front Office
4 247 (2.89%) Investment Banking
5 206 (2.41%) Retail
6 134 (1.57%) Marketing
7 123 (1.44%) Law
8 121 (1.42%) Back Office
9 95 (1.11%) Advertising
10 85 (1.00%) Financial Institution
11 83 (0.97%) Manufacturing
12 80 (0.94%) Telecoms
13 78 (0.91%) Legal
14 49 (0.57%) Publishing
15 42 (0.49%) Automotive
15 42 (0.49%) Electronics
16 40 (0.47%) Games
17 27 (0.32%) Aerospace
18 23 (0.27%) Billing
19 18 (0.21%) Military
Job Titles
1 6,197 (72.60%) Developer
2 3,519 (41.23%) .NET Developer
3 2,390 (28.00%) C# Developer
4 1,493 (17.49%) C# .NET Developer
5 702 (8.22%) Senior Developer
6 625 (7.32%) ASP.NET Developer
7 611 (7.16%) Full Stack Developer
8 503 (5.89%) Architect
9 494 (5.79%) Angular Developer
10 490 (5.74%) SQL Developer
11 486 (5.69%) C# ASP.NET Developer
12 461 (5.40%) Senior .NET Developer
13 411 (4.81%) Software Developer
14 389 (4.56%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
15 325 (3.81%) Azure Developer
16 282 (3.30%) JavaScript Developer
17 273 (3.20%) Analyst
18 255 (2.99%) Senior C# Developer
19 233 (2.73%) Software Engineer
20 230 (2.69%) DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3,007 (35.23%) ASP.NET
2 1,990 (23.31%) HTML
3 1,914 (22.42%) AngularJS
4 1,749 (20.49%) .NET Framework
5 1,683 (19.72%) CSS
6 1,660 (19.45%) ASP.NET Web API
7 1,415 (16.58%) ASP.NET MVC
8 996 (11.67%) Web Services
9 977 (11.45%) jQuery
10 934 (10.94%) .NET Core
11 864 (10.12%) WCF
12 860 (10.07%) Entity Framework
13 735 (8.61%) HTML5
14 721 (8.45%) React
15 708 (8.29%) REST
16 619 (7.25%) WPF
17 557 (6.53%) XML
18 496 (5.81%) RESTful
19 451 (5.28%) Node.js
20 422 (4.94%) Angular 2
Miscellaneous
1 684 (8.01%) Greenfield Project
2 400 (4.69%) Analytical Skills
3 311 (3.64%) Fintech
4 269 (3.15%) Computer Science
5 258 (3.02%) User Experience
6 244 (2.86%) Enterprise Software
7 201 (2.35%) Fixed Income
8 200 (2.34%) Self-Motivation
9 176 (2.06%) Mobile App
10 148 (1.73%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 122 (1.43%) Hedge funds
12 119 (1.39%) Derivative
13 89 (1.04%) Algorithms
14 82 (0.96%) Equities
15 73 (0.86%) Market Risk
16 72 (0.84%) Management Information System
17 64 (0.75%) Credit Risk
18 59 (0.69%) Data Structures
19 52 (0.61%) N-Tier
20 50 (0.59%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 833 (9.76%) Windows
2 340 (3.98%) Linux
3 264 (3.09%) Windows Server
4 135 (1.58%) Android
5 123 (1.44%) Apple iOS
6 110 (1.29%) Unix
7 93 (1.09%) Windows Server 2012
8 65 (0.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 41 (0.48%) Windows Server 2008
10 33 (0.39%) Windows 7
11 28 (0.33%) Windows Server 2003
12 27 (0.32%) Windows 10
13 19 (0.22%) Ubuntu
14 17 (0.20%) Solaris
15 11 (0.13%) Windows 8
16 10 (0.12%) Mac OS X
17 6 (0.070%) CentOS
17 6 (0.070%) Windows Embedded Compact
18 5 (0.059%) Windows Mobile
19 4 (0.047%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 3,832 (44.89%) Agile Software Development
2 2,673 (31.31%) MVC
3 1,755 (20.56%) TDD
4 1,254 (14.69%) Scrum
5 954 (11.18%) Continuous Integration
6 941 (11.02%) Microservices
7 933 (10.93%) Test Automation
8 818 (9.58%) DevOps
9 798 (9.35%) BDD
10 693 (8.12%) Software Engineering
11 690 (8.08%) OO
12 664 (7.78%) Unit Testing
13 626 (7.33%) Problem-Solving
14 613 (7.18%) E-Commerce
15 612 (7.17%) Web Development
16 550 (6.44%) SDLC
17 501 (5.87%) SOLID
18 428 (5.01%) SOA
19 390 (4.57%) Front End Development
20 388 (4.55%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 6,384 (74.79%) C#
2 3,141 (36.80%) SQL
3 2,854 (33.43%) JavaScript
4 911 (10.67%) Java
5 631 (7.39%) T-SQL
6 526 (6.16%) PowerShell
7 429 (5.03%) TypeScript
7 429 (5.03%) VB.NET
8 288 (3.37%) Python
9 270 (3.16%) C++
10 183 (2.14%) VB
11 172 (2.01%) PL/SQL
12 163 (1.91%) PHP
13 145 (1.70%) VBA
14 126 (1.48%) C
15 74 (0.87%) Bash Shell
16 64 (0.75%) Scala
17 63 (0.74%) XAML
18 56 (0.66%) Perl
19 55 (0.64%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 425 (4.98%) Degree
2 323 (3.78%) Security Cleared
3 241 (2.82%) SC Cleared
4 117 (1.37%) Computer Science Degree
5 79 (0.93%) Microsoft Certification
6 51 (0.60%) ISEB
7 49 (0.57%) ISTQB
8 33 (0.39%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 32 (0.37%) BPSS Clearance
10 30 (0.35%) DV Cleared
10 30 (0.35%) Numerate Degree
11 26 (0.30%) MCSE
12 24 (0.28%) CISSP
13 21 (0.25%) TOGAF Certification
14 13 (0.15%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 11 (0.13%) MCP
16 10 (0.12%) ISEB Practitioner
16 10 (0.12%) Master's Degree
17 9 (0.11%) PhD
17 9 (0.11%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 372 (4.36%) QA
2 36 (0.42%) GDPR
3 30 (0.35%) SLA
4 24 (0.28%) Data Quality
5 18 (0.21%) MiFID
6 16 (0.19%) PCI DSS
6 16 (0.19%) PMO
6 16 (0.19%) WCAG
7 14 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 12 (0.14%) EMIR
9 10 (0.12%) Disclosure Scotland
9 10 (0.12%) Dodd-Frank
10 8 (0.094%) HL7
11 7 (0.082%) ISO 9001
12 5 (0.059%) WAI
13 4 (0.047%) TickIT
14 3 (0.035%) SEPA
15 2 (0.023%) COREP
15 2 (0.023%) FINREP
15 2 (0.023%) Solvency II
System Software
1 409 (4.79%) Docker
2 129 (1.51%) Active Directory
3 58 (0.68%) VMware Infrastructure
4 31 (0.36%) Virtual Machines
5 25 (0.29%) Xen
6 20 (0.23%) vSphere
7 16 (0.19%) Hyper-V
8 14 (0.16%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 12 (0.14%) XenApp
10 8 (0.094%) VMware ESXi
11 7 (0.082%) Apache Flume
11 7 (0.082%) HDFS
11 7 (0.082%) Microsoft App-V
11 7 (0.082%) XenDesktop
12 6 (0.070%) Firmware
12 6 (0.070%) KVM
13 5 (0.059%) LXC
13 5 (0.059%) Platform Symphony
13 5 (0.059%) XenServer
14 3 (0.035%) SRDF
Systems Management
1 226 (2.65%) Kubernetes
2 173 (2.03%) Ansible
3 132 (1.55%) Puppet
4 84 (0.98%) Opscode Chef
5 81 (0.95%) Terraform
6 50 (0.59%) Single Sign-On
7 24 (0.28%) HP Fortify
8 23 (0.27%) CA Single Sign-On
9 20 (0.23%) Docker Swarm
9 20 (0.23%) Kibana
10 17 (0.20%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 16 (0.19%) HP ALM
11 16 (0.19%) WSUS
12 14 (0.16%) SCCM
12 14 (0.16%) SCOM
13 13 (0.15%) Grafana
13 13 (0.15%) Nagios
14 12 (0.14%) ITRS Geneos
15 11 (0.13%) Packer
16 10 (0.12%) Salt
Vendors
1 2,128 (24.93%) Microsoft
2 627 (7.35%) Oracle
3 248 (2.91%) Sitecore
4 156 (1.83%) Google
5 136 (1.59%) SAP
6 115 (1.35%) Xamarin
7 99 (1.16%) VMware
8 76 (0.89%) Splunk
9 64 (0.75%) Atlassian
10 56 (0.66%) Citrix
11 55 (0.64%) Salesforce.com
12 51 (0.60%) Red Hat
13 48 (0.56%) IBM
14 43 (0.50%) Tableau
15 41 (0.48%) Adobe
16 38 (0.45%) Nintex
17 37 (0.43%) AppDynamics
17 37 (0.43%) HP
18 34 (0.40%) DevExpress
19 30 (0.35%) MuleSoft