Period
to 19 June 2019

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 19 June 2019 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
19 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 18 18 17
Rank change year-on-year 0 -1 +4
Contract jobs citing .NET 7,133 7,822 6,927
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 7.86% 7.84% 7.62%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 24.25% 23.61% 23.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,403 5,818 5,035
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £325 £310 £275
90th Percentile £625 £613 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £382 £350
% change year-on-year +11.18% +9.21% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 75 55 92
UK median hourly rate £43.91 £43.35 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.30% +1.99% +13.33%
10th Percentile £24.45 £24.50 £16.58
90th Percentile £57.50 £56.50 £54.38
UK excluding London median hourly rate £44.25 £42.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year +4.12% - +13.33%

.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 29,420 33,132 29,149
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 32.44% 33.22% 32.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 20,548 23,283 20,183
UK median daily rate £490 £470 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.26% +6.82% +3.53%
10th Percentile £331 £313 £300
90th Percentile £650 £625 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £415 £400
% change year-on-year +8.43% +3.75% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 325 338 377
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £42.26 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.57% +5.64% +6.67%
10th Percentile £17.70 £15.38 £15.70
90th Percentile £60.00 £65.68 £53.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%

.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 19 June 2019.

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 19 June 2019.

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 19 June 2019. 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 0 6,574 £463 +5.71% 2,854
UK excluding London +1 4,121 £425 +11.18% 2,343
London -2 2,930 £500 - 690
South East +10 1,288 £450 +12.50% 582
North of England -1 1,027 £388 +3.33% 685
Midlands -1 627 £404 +0.94% 451
North West +4 589 £400 +6.67% 412
South West -9 448 £450 +16.13% 252
West Midlands -5 403 £450 +12.50% 244
Scotland +4 331 £375 -3.23% 91
Yorkshire -10 330 £375 - 229
East of England -4 256 £425 +9.68% 198
East Midlands +1 216 £386 -0.32% 207
Wales -1 114 £475 +15.85% 65
North East +22 108 £425 +30.77% 44
Northern Ireland -6 39 £338 -21.78% 23
Isle of Man - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 19 June 2019, 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 5,262 (73.77%) C#
2 3,074 (43.10%) Agile Software Development
3 2,485 (34.84%) JavaScript
4 2,423 (33.97%) SQL Server
5 2,419 (33.91%) SQL
6 2,324 (32.58%) Microsoft Azure
7 2,029 (28.45%) ASP.NET
8 1,928 (27.03%) MVC
9 1,669 (23.40%) Microsoft
10 1,665 (23.34%) AngularJS
11 1,644 (23.05%) HTML
12 1,475 (20.68%) CSS
13 1,412 (19.80%) .NET Framework
14 1,374 (19.26%) TDD
15 1,307 (18.32%) Finance
16 1,268 (17.78%) ASP.NET Web API
17 1,181 (16.56%) .NET Core
18 1,031 (14.45%) Scrum
19 1,010 (14.16%) Microservices
20 983 (13.78%) DevOps
21 960 (13.46%) Git (software)
22 898 (12.59%) Web Services
23 882 (12.37%) ASP.NET MVC
24 866 (12.14%) Java
25 758 (10.63%) Visual Studio
26 729 (10.22%) Amazon AWS
27 711 (9.97%) REST
28 696 (9.76%) Continuous Integration
29 689 (9.66%) jQuery
30 669 (9.38%) Windows

.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
1 388 (5.44%) SharePoint
2 261 (3.66%) IIS
3 203 (2.85%) CMS
4 176 (2.47%) Umbraco
5 110 (1.54%) Confluence
6 109 (1.53%) BizTalk Server
7 82 (1.15%) Elasticsearch
8 70 (0.98%) Apache
9 68 (0.95%) Tomcat
10 65 (0.91%) WebSphere
11 58 (0.81%) SharePoint 2013
12 55 (0.77%) SharePoint 2010
13 49 (0.69%) Sitecore CMS
14 42 (0.59%) EPiServer
15 37 (0.52%) NServiceBus
16 36 (0.50%) nginx
17 31 (0.43%) Jetty
18 29 (0.41%) Mongrel
18 29 (0.41%) Skype for Business
19 27 (0.38%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 166 (2.33%) Microsoft Excel
2 81 (1.14%) Microsoft Office
3 26 (0.36%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 23 (0.32%) MS Visio
5 14 (0.20%) Microsoft Project
6 9 (0.13%) Photoshop
7 6 (0.084%) Chatbot
7 6 (0.084%) InfoPath
8 3 (0.042%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 3 (0.042%) InVision
8 3 (0.042%) Spreadsheet
9 2 (0.028%) Adobe Illustrator
10 1 (0.014%) Adobe XD
10 1 (0.014%) FileZilla
10 1 (0.014%) Fireworks
10 1 (0.014%) InDesign
10 1 (0.014%) Notepad++
10 1 (0.014%) Sketch
10 1 (0.014%) Stata
Business Applications
1 376 (5.27%) Dynamics CRM
2 28 (0.39%) Dynamics AX
3 23 (0.32%) Endur
4 18 (0.25%) Distributed Ledger
5 13 (0.18%) R3 Corda
6 10 (0.14%) Dynamics NAV
6 10 (0.14%) Magento
7 8 (0.11%) RMDS
7 8 (0.11%) SDL Web 8
8 7 (0.098%) Payment Gateway
8 7 (0.098%) Remedy ITSM
9 5 (0.070%) NetSuite
9 5 (0.070%) Oracle EBS
9 5 (0.070%) Oracle EBS R12
10 4 (0.056%) Eikon
10 4 (0.056%) Relativity
10 4 (0.056%) Revive Adserver
11 3 (0.042%) MIS ActiveH
11 3 (0.042%) SAP Hybris
11 3 (0.042%) SAP MII
Cloud Services
1 2,324 (32.58%) Microsoft Azure
2 729 (10.22%) Amazon AWS
3 260 (3.65%) Serverless
4 252 (3.53%) Dynamics 365
5 212 (2.97%) PaaS
6 182 (2.55%) Office 365
7 177 (2.48%) SaaS
8 170 (2.38%) Power Platform
9 153 (2.14%) Azure Functions
10 129 (1.81%) Google Cloud Platform
11 113 (1.58%) GitHub
12 105 (1.47%) IaaS
13 97 (1.36%) Azure Active Directory
14 85 (1.19%) OpenShift
15 70 (0.98%) npm
16 57 (0.80%) Amazon EC2
17 56 (0.79%) AWS Lambda
18 54 (0.76%) AWS CloudFormation
19 38 (0.53%) Azure Data Factory
20 32 (0.45%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 111 (1.56%) TCP/IP
2 102 (1.43%) HTTP
3 79 (1.11%) Internet
4 76 (1.07%) SSL
5 59 (0.83%) DNS
6 56 (0.79%) Firewall
7 52 (0.73%) FTP
8 44 (0.62%) DHCP
9 38 (0.53%) Intranet
10 36 (0.50%) IPsec
11 30 (0.42%) Ethernet
12 26 (0.36%) AMQP
13 21 (0.29%) Kerberos
13 21 (0.29%) SAN
14 17 (0.24%) Network Security
15 16 (0.22%) Fibre Channel
15 16 (0.22%) iSCSI
15 16 (0.22%) SNMP
16 14 (0.20%) Wi-Fi
17 13 (0.18%) IPFS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2,423 (33.97%) SQL Server
2 353 (4.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 278 (3.90%) NoSQL
4 223 (3.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 222 (3.11%) Relational Database
6 216 (3.03%) Azure SQL Database
7 185 (2.59%) Data Warehouse
8 171 (2.40%) MySQL
9 170 (2.38%) Cosmos DB
10 166 (2.33%) MongoDB
11 165 (2.31%) SQL Server 2012
12 144 (2.02%) Power BI
13 114 (1.60%) SQL Server 2008
14 111 (1.56%) Big Data
14 111 (1.56%) Redis
15 98 (1.37%) Oracle Database
16 84 (1.18%) SQL Server 2016
17 79 (1.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
18 77 (1.08%) SQL Server 2014
19 70 (0.98%) Data Lake
Development Applications
1 960 (13.46%) Git (software)
2 758 (10.63%) Visual Studio
3 510 (7.15%) Team Foundation Server
4 404 (5.66%) Jenkins
5 332 (4.65%) TeamCity
6 331 (4.64%) Visual Studio Team System
7 326 (4.57%) JIRA
8 267 (3.74%) Selenium
9 205 (2.87%) Octopus Deploy
10 202 (2.83%) SpecFlow
11 199 (2.79%) NUnit
12 99 (1.39%) Subversion
13 98 (1.37%) Bitbucket
14 85 (1.19%) MSTest
15 81 (1.14%) Jasmine
16 79 (1.11%) gulp
17 77 (1.08%) webpack
18 73 (1.02%) WebDriver
19 72 (1.01%) Cucumber
20 69 (0.97%) Maven
General
1 1,307 (18.32%) Finance
2 469 (6.58%) Banking
3 261 (3.66%) Front Office
4 207 (2.90%) Retail
5 128 (1.79%) Law
6 115 (1.61%) Investment Banking
7 113 (1.58%) Marketing
8 98 (1.37%) Telecoms
9 95 (1.33%) Manufacturing
10 93 (1.30%) Back Office
11 87 (1.22%) Legal
12 76 (1.07%) Financial Institution
13 54 (0.76%) Electronics
14 49 (0.69%) Games
15 40 (0.56%) Military
16 38 (0.53%) Aerospace
17 33 (0.46%) Automotive
18 29 (0.41%) Pharmaceutical
18 29 (0.41%) Publishing
19 27 (0.38%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 5,001 (70.11%) Developer
2 2,527 (35.43%) .NET Developer
3 1,587 (22.25%) C# Developer
4 986 (13.82%) C# .NET Developer
5 597 (8.37%) Full Stack Developer
6 480 (6.73%) Architect
7 456 (6.39%) Senior Developer
8 404 (5.66%) Angular Developer
9 378 (5.30%) Software Developer
10 371 (5.20%) SQL Developer
11 292 (4.09%) Azure Developer
12 275 (3.86%) Senior .NET Developer
13 266 (3.73%) ASP.NET Developer
14 222 (3.11%) Software Engineer
15 213 (2.99%) Solutions Architect
16 201 (2.82%) Analyst
17 198 (2.78%) JavaScript Developer
18 186 (2.61%) DevOps Engineer
19 181 (2.54%) React Developer
20 173 (2.43%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2,029 (28.45%) ASP.NET
2 1,665 (23.34%) AngularJS
3 1,644 (23.05%) HTML
4 1,475 (20.68%) CSS
5 1,412 (19.80%) .NET Framework
6 1,268 (17.78%) ASP.NET Web API
7 1,181 (16.56%) .NET Core
8 898 (12.59%) Web Services
9 882 (12.37%) ASP.NET MVC
10 711 (9.97%) REST
11 689 (9.66%) jQuery
12 652 (9.14%) React
13 609 (8.54%) Entity Framework
14 570 (7.99%) RESTful
15 535 (7.50%) HTML5
16 523 (7.33%) WCF
17 467 (6.55%) XML
18 455 (6.38%) Node.js
19 438 (6.14%) JSON
20 403 (5.65%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 519 (7.28%) Greenfield Project
2 297 (4.16%) Analytical Skills
3 254 (3.56%) Enterprise Software
4 235 (3.29%) User Experience
5 172 (2.41%) Mobile App
6 133 (1.86%) Hedge funds
7 131 (1.84%) Derivative
8 117 (1.64%) Self-Motivation
9 82 (1.15%) Fixed Income
10 78 (1.09%) Cloud Native
11 66 (0.93%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 64 (0.90%) Algorithms
13 59 (0.83%) Data Protection Act
14 50 (0.70%) Data Structures
15 49 (0.69%) Robotics
16 47 (0.66%) Digital Media
16 47 (0.66%) Management Information System
17 46 (0.64%) Equities
18 43 (0.60%) OTC Derivatives
19 38 (0.53%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 669 (9.38%) Windows
2 342 (4.79%) Linux
3 132 (1.85%) Windows Server
4 112 (1.57%) Android
5 93 (1.30%) Apple iOS
6 78 (1.09%) Unix
7 50 (0.70%) Windows Server 2012
8 29 (0.41%) CentOS
9 27 (0.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 25 (0.35%) Windows 10
11 23 (0.32%) CoreOS
11 23 (0.32%) Windows Server 2008
12 22 (0.31%) Mac OS
13 19 (0.27%) Ubuntu
14 18 (0.25%) VMS
15 14 (0.20%) Windows 7
16 12 (0.17%) Solaris
17 4 (0.056%) Windows Server 2003
18 3 (0.042%) Debian
18 3 (0.042%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 3,074 (43.10%) Agile Software Development
2 1,928 (27.03%) MVC
3 1,374 (19.26%) TDD
4 1,031 (14.45%) Scrum
5 1,010 (14.16%) Microservices
6 983 (13.78%) DevOps
7 696 (9.76%) Continuous Integration
8 665 (9.32%) Test Automation
9 649 (9.10%) Software Engineering
10 635 (8.90%) BDD
11 542 (7.60%) Unit Testing
12 507 (7.11%) SOLID
13 466 (6.53%) Web Development
14 459 (6.43%) CRM
15 421 (5.90%) OO
16 383 (5.37%) Problem-Solving
17 340 (4.77%) SDLC
18 336 (4.71%) Migration
19 319 (4.47%) E-Commerce
20 299 (4.19%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 5,262 (73.77%) C#
2 2,485 (34.84%) JavaScript
3 2,419 (33.91%) SQL
4 866 (12.14%) Java
5 506 (7.09%) T-SQL
6 440 (6.17%) TypeScript
7 424 (5.94%) PowerShell
8 404 (5.66%) VB.NET
9 370 (5.19%) Python
10 272 (3.81%) C++
11 198 (2.78%) VB
12 158 (2.22%) VBA
13 152 (2.13%) PHP
14 136 (1.91%) PL/SQL
15 105 (1.47%) Ruby
16 91 (1.28%) Go
17 67 (0.94%) Bash Shell
18 59 (0.83%) C
19 51 (0.71%) Scala
20 50 (0.70%) ES6
Qualifications
1 393 (5.51%) Security Cleared
2 310 (4.35%) Degree
3 294 (4.12%) SC Cleared
4 59 (0.83%) BPSS Clearance
5 51 (0.71%) Computer Science Degree
6 49 (0.69%) DV Cleared
7 39 (0.55%) Microsoft Certification
8 26 (0.36%) ISTQB
9 25 (0.35%) DBS Check
9 25 (0.35%) ISEB
9 25 (0.35%) Numerate Degree
10 17 (0.24%) SANS
11 16 (0.22%) TOGAF Certification
12 12 (0.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 11 (0.15%) MCSE
14 10 (0.14%) CTC Cleared
14 10 (0.14%) PhD
15 9 (0.13%) Cisco Certification
15 9 (0.13%) ITIL Certification
15 9 (0.13%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 285 (4.00%) QA
2 34 (0.48%) GDPR
3 22 (0.31%) WCAG
4 18 (0.25%) SLA
5 13 (0.18%) GxP
6 12 (0.17%) Disclosure Scotland
7 9 (0.13%) HL7
7 9 (0.13%) PCI DSS
7 9 (0.13%) PSD2
8 8 (0.11%) Data Quality
9 6 (0.084%) IFRS
10 4 (0.056%) ISO 15022
10 4 (0.056%) ISO 20022
10 4 (0.056%) MiFID
10 4 (0.056%) PA-DSS
11 3 (0.042%) ISO 9001
11 3 (0.042%) ISO/IEC 27001
12 2 (0.028%) ISO 14001
12 2 (0.028%) SEPA
12 2 (0.028%) TARGET2
System Software
1 544 (7.63%) Docker
2 209 (2.93%) Active Directory
3 42 (0.59%) VMware Infrastructure
4 41 (0.57%) Virtual Machines
5 30 (0.42%) Xen
6 21 (0.29%) Hyper-V
6 21 (0.29%) XenApp
7 4 (0.056%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (0.042%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 3 (0.042%) Microsoft App-V
8 3 (0.042%) XenDesktop
9 2 (0.028%) DFS Replication
9 2 (0.028%) LXC
9 2 (0.028%) Virtual Desktop
10 1 (0.014%) Apache Flume
10 1 (0.014%) Citrix Hypervisor
10 1 (0.014%) HDFS
10 1 (0.014%) KVM
10 1 (0.014%) Virtual Servers
10 1 (0.014%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 402 (5.64%) Kubernetes
2 156 (2.19%) Ansible
3 140 (1.96%) Terraform
4 109 (1.53%) Puppet
5 75 (1.05%) Opscode Chef
6 37 (0.52%) SCCM
7 33 (0.46%) SCOM
8 25 (0.35%) Microsoft Clustering
9 23 (0.32%) Nagios
10 21 (0.29%) HP ALM
11 20 (0.28%) Forefront Identity Manager
11 20 (0.28%) Kibana
11 20 (0.28%) SCOrch
12 19 (0.27%) Single Sign-On
13 15 (0.21%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
14 14 (0.20%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
15 13 (0.18%) Docker Swarm
15 13 (0.18%) Grafana
15 13 (0.18%) QRadar
16 12 (0.17%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 1,669 (23.40%) Microsoft
2 511 (7.16%) Oracle
3 152 (2.13%) Google
4 142 (1.99%) Xamarin
5 128 (1.79%) Sitecore
6 115 (1.61%) SAP
7 84 (1.18%) VMware
8 74 (1.04%) Telerik
9 66 (0.93%) Citrix
10 53 (0.74%) IBM
10 53 (0.74%) Salesforce.com
11 50 (0.70%) Atlassian
12 40 (0.56%) HP
13 39 (0.55%) UiPath
14 38 (0.53%) Veracode
15 36 (0.50%) MuleSoft
16 34 (0.48%) Splunk
17 32 (0.45%) Blue Prism
18 27 (0.38%) BMC
18 27 (0.38%) New Relic