Period
to 20 October 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 20 October 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
20 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 19 14 20
Rank change year-on-year -5 +6 0
Contract jobs citing .NET 6,056 8,536 7,125
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 7.18% 8.34% 7.17%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 23.21% 23.90% 22.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,584 6,476 5,266
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +9.09% +5.10%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £300
90th Percentile £625 £625 £599
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £363
% change year-on-year +6.25% +10.34% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 54 57 89
UK median hourly rate £43.25 £43.50 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.57% +2.35% +6.25%
10th Percentile £30.40 £21.60 £21.97
90th Percentile £56.90 £62.11 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.25 £43.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year +0.58% +1.18% +6.25%

.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 26,094 35,719 32,055
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 30.92% 34.90% 32.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 18,144 25,147 22,503
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £338 £325 £313
90th Percentile £650 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 281 318 365
UK median hourly rate £43.50 £41.57 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.64% +3.93% +6.67%
10th Percentile £20.26 £15.60 £18.20
90th Percentile £70.00 £59.13 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £41.25 £40.31
% change year-on-year +3.03% +2.34% +11.96%

.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 20 October 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 20 October 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 20 October 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 -4 5,644 £450 - 3,530
UK excluding London -9 3,502 £425 +6.25% 2,946
London -5 2,445 £500 -2.44% 875
South East -1 1,113 £425 +3.03% 820
North of England -4 827 £400 +6.67% 778
Midlands -3 519 £413 +5.77% 474
North West -3 493 £400 +6.67% 408
South West -13 451 £429 +0.88% 358
West Midlands -9 309 £425 +6.25% 271
Yorkshire -6 273 £400 +6.67% 303
East of England +11 264 £425 +5.59% 230
Scotland -1 230 £425 +13.33% 190
East Midlands +3 206 £385 +2.67% 201
Wales -20 64 £400 - 67
North East +8 62 £425 +12.73% 67
Northern Ireland +4 37 £338 -21.97% 36
Isle of Man +1 1 - -

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 4,504 (74.37%) C#
2 2,417 (39.91%) Agile Software Development
3 2,166 (35.77%) Azure
4 2,107 (34.79%) JavaScript
5 2,034 (33.59%) SQL
6 2,029 (33.50%) SQL Server
7 1,698 (28.04%) ASP.NET
8 1,564 (25.83%) MVC
9 1,511 (24.95%) Microsoft
10 1,339 (22.11%) AngularJS
11 1,246 (20.57%) .NET Core
12 1,242 (20.51%) HTML
13 1,179 (19.47%) TDD
14 1,151 (19.01%) CSS
15 1,135 (18.74%) Finance
16 1,125 (18.58%) .NET Framework
17 974 (16.08%) ASP.NET Web API
18 945 (15.60%) DevOps
19 885 (14.61%) Microservices
20 772 (12.75%) Scrum
21 758 (12.52%) Java
22 742 (12.25%) Web Services
23 697 (11.51%) Git (software)
24 683 (11.28%) ASP.NET MVC
24 683 (11.28%) React
25 670 (11.06%) AWS
26 594 (9.81%) Software Engineering
27 580 (9.58%) Test Automation
28 557 (9.20%) Continuous Integration
29 537 (8.87%) 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
1 300 (4.95%) SharePoint
2 209 (3.45%) IIS
3 137 (2.26%) Umbraco
4 128 (2.11%) CMS
5 116 (1.92%) Confluence
6 82 (1.35%) BizTalk Server
7 61 (1.01%) Elasticsearch
8 55 (0.91%) SharePoint 2013
9 45 (0.74%) EPiServer
10 40 (0.66%) Sitecore CMS
11 34 (0.56%) Apache
11 34 (0.56%) SharePoint 2010
12 32 (0.53%) Tomcat
13 28 (0.46%) NServiceBus
14 27 (0.45%) nginx
15 21 (0.35%) WebSphere
16 16 (0.26%) JBoss
16 16 (0.26%) Kentico
17 15 (0.25%) WebLogic
18 14 (0.23%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 117 (1.93%) Microsoft Excel
2 62 (1.02%) Microsoft Office
3 32 (0.53%) MS Visio
4 16 (0.26%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 10 (0.17%) InfoPath
6 6 (0.099%) Microsoft Project
6 6 (0.099%) Photoshop
7 4 (0.066%) Spreadsheet
8 3 (0.050%) Sketch
9 2 (0.033%) Adobe Illustrator
9 2 (0.033%) Adobe XD
9 2 (0.033%) Chatbot
9 2 (0.033%) InVision
10 1 (0.017%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 1 (0.017%) FileZilla
10 1 (0.017%) Notepad++
10 1 (0.017%) UXPin
Business Applications
1 287 (4.74%) Dynamics CRM
2 35 (0.58%) Dynamics AX
3 22 (0.36%) Endur
4 17 (0.28%) Dynamics NAV
5 10 (0.17%) R3 Corda
6 9 (0.15%) Distributed Ledger
7 8 (0.13%) Oracle EBS
7 8 (0.13%) Unit4 Business World
8 7 (0.12%) Magento
8 7 (0.12%) SDL Web 8
9 6 (0.099%) Oracle Financials
9 6 (0.099%) Visualfiles
10 5 (0.083%) Dynamics GP
10 5 (0.083%) Remedy ITSM
11 4 (0.066%) Oracle ERP
11 4 (0.066%) Payment Gateway
11 4 (0.066%) SAP BPC
11 4 (0.066%) SAP ERP
12 3 (0.050%) Eikon
13 2 (0.033%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2,166 (35.77%) Azure
2 670 (11.06%) AWS
3 334 (5.52%) Serverless
4 243 (4.01%) Power Platform
5 213 (3.52%) Dynamics 365
6 196 (3.24%) Azure Functions
7 178 (2.94%) PaaS
8 142 (2.34%) SaaS
9 121 (2.00%) Office 365
10 115 (1.90%) GCP
10 115 (1.90%) GitHub
11 98 (1.62%) Azure Active Directory
12 89 (1.47%) IaaS
13 82 (1.35%) AWS Lambda
14 67 (1.11%) OpenShift
15 66 (1.09%) AWS CloudFormation
16 63 (1.04%) npm
17 59 (0.97%) Amazon S3
18 41 (0.68%) Amazon EC2
19 37 (0.61%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 73 (1.21%) TCP/IP
2 51 (0.84%) HTTP
3 48 (0.79%) Internet
4 38 (0.63%) DNS
5 37 (0.61%) Firewall
6 29 (0.48%) Ethernet
6 29 (0.48%) SSL
7 28 (0.46%) AMQP
8 27 (0.45%) Intranet
9 23 (0.38%) FTP
9 23 (0.38%) Network Security
10 20 (0.33%) DHCP
11 16 (0.26%) SNMP
12 12 (0.20%) IPsec
13 10 (0.17%) Modbus
14 9 (0.15%) BIG-IP
15 8 (0.13%) BGP
15 8 (0.13%) OSPF
15 8 (0.13%) VPN
16 6 (0.099%) Peer-to-Peer Networking
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2,029 (33.50%) SQL Server
2 388 (6.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 288 (4.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 252 (4.16%) NoSQL
5 219 (3.62%) Power BI
6 193 (3.19%) Relational Database
7 175 (2.89%) Azure SQL Database
8 167 (2.76%) Cosmos DB
9 157 (2.59%) MongoDB
10 146 (2.41%) Data Warehouse
11 137 (2.26%) MySQL
12 109 (1.80%) SQL Server 2016
13 105 (1.73%) SQL Server 2012
14 104 (1.72%) SQL Server 2008
15 95 (1.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 93 (1.54%) Redis
17 89 (1.47%) Big Data
18 84 (1.39%) Oracle Database
19 77 (1.27%) Amazon DynamoDB
20 71 (1.17%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 697 (11.51%) Git (software)
2 537 (8.87%) Visual Studio
3 343 (5.66%) Team Foundation Server
4 299 (4.94%) Jenkins
5 295 (4.87%) TeamCity
6 284 (4.69%) JIRA
7 251 (4.14%) Selenium
8 219 (3.62%) Visual Studio Team System
9 196 (3.24%) Octopus Deploy
10 190 (3.14%) NUnit
11 161 (2.66%) SpecFlow
12 100 (1.65%) Moq
13 87 (1.44%) MSTest
14 83 (1.37%) Bitbucket
15 82 (1.35%) Cucumber
16 73 (1.21%) webpack
17 70 (1.16%) Subversion
18 64 (1.06%) WebDriver
19 54 (0.89%) gulp
20 53 (0.88%) Jasmine
General
1 1,135 (18.74%) Finance
2 346 (5.71%) Banking
3 255 (4.21%) Public Sector
4 210 (3.47%) Front Office
5 167 (2.76%) Retail
6 166 (2.74%) Law
7 78 (1.29%) Marketing
8 76 (1.25%) Back Office
9 63 (1.04%) Telecoms
10 59 (0.97%) Investment Banking
11 52 (0.86%) Manufacturing
12 49 (0.81%) Military
13 46 (0.76%) Financial Institution
14 44 (0.73%) Publishing
15 36 (0.59%) Legal
16 34 (0.56%) Aerospace
17 33 (0.54%) Games
18 20 (0.33%) Advertising
18 20 (0.33%) Electronics
19 17 (0.28%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 4,207 (69.47%) Developer
2 2,161 (35.68%) .NET Developer
3 1,259 (20.79%) C# Developer
4 770 (12.71%) C# .NET Developer
5 498 (8.22%) Full Stack Developer
6 417 (6.89%) Senior Developer
7 385 (6.36%) Architect
8 330 (5.45%) Software Developer
9 302 (4.99%) Angular Developer
10 286 (4.72%) Azure Developer
11 283 (4.67%) SQL Developer
12 246 (4.06%) Senior .NET Developer
13 237 (3.91%) Software Engineer
14 209 (3.45%) DevOps Engineer
15 200 (3.30%) React Developer
16 197 (3.25%) ASP.NET Developer
17 187 (3.09%) Analyst
18 169 (2.79%) Lead Developer
19 167 (2.76%) Solutions Architect
20 155 (2.56%) JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,698 (28.04%) ASP.NET
2 1,339 (22.11%) AngularJS
3 1,246 (20.57%) .NET Core
4 1,242 (20.51%) HTML
5 1,151 (19.01%) CSS
6 1,125 (18.58%) .NET Framework
7 974 (16.08%) ASP.NET Web API
8 742 (12.25%) Web Services
9 683 (11.28%) ASP.NET MVC
9 683 (11.28%) React
10 500 (8.26%) Entity Framework
11 497 (8.21%) jQuery
12 469 (7.74%) REST
13 415 (6.85%) Node.js
14 411 (6.79%) RESTful
15 362 (5.98%) XML
16 353 (5.83%) HTML5
17 340 (5.61%) JSON
18 316 (5.22%) WCF
19 286 (4.72%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 458 (7.56%) Greenfield Project
2 279 (4.61%) Analytical Skills
3 246 (4.06%) Enterprise Software
4 132 (2.18%) User Experience
5 115 (1.90%) Hedge funds
6 111 (1.83%) Derivative
7 84 (1.39%) Mobile App
8 83 (1.37%) Self-Motivation
9 77 (1.27%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 74 (1.22%) Equities
11 68 (1.12%) Cloud Native
12 58 (0.96%) Fixed Income
13 53 (0.88%) Management Information System
14 42 (0.69%) Algorithms
14 42 (0.69%) Data Structures
15 41 (0.68%) Public Cloud
16 30 (0.50%) Robotics
17 29 (0.48%) Virtual Team
18 27 (0.45%) Digital Media
19 26 (0.43%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 516 (8.52%) Windows
2 309 (5.10%) Linux
3 117 (1.93%) Windows Server
4 74 (1.22%) Android
5 56 (0.92%) Apple iOS
6 43 (0.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 39 (0.64%) CentOS
7 39 (0.64%) Unix
8 33 (0.54%) Windows Server 2012
9 27 (0.45%) Windows Server 2008
10 23 (0.38%) VMS
11 22 (0.36%) Windows 7
12 20 (0.33%) Ubuntu
13 19 (0.31%) Windows 10
14 18 (0.30%) CoreOS
15 11 (0.18%) Windows 8
16 10 (0.17%) Windows Server 2003
17 8 (0.13%) Mac OS
18 7 (0.12%) HPUX
19 6 (0.099%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,417 (39.91%) Agile Software Development
2 1,564 (25.83%) MVC
3 1,179 (19.47%) TDD
4 945 (15.60%) DevOps
5 885 (14.61%) Microservices
6 772 (12.75%) Scrum
7 594 (9.81%) Software Engineering
8 580 (9.58%) Test Automation
9 557 (9.20%) Continuous Integration
10 489 (8.07%) BDD
11 448 (7.40%) Unit Testing
12 392 (6.47%) OO
12 392 (6.47%) SOLID
13 372 (6.14%) Web Development
14 355 (5.86%) CRM
15 350 (5.78%) Problem-Solving
16 326 (5.38%) SDLC
17 253 (4.18%) Kanban
18 249 (4.11%) Migration
19 247 (4.08%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 4,504 (74.37%) C#
2 2,107 (34.79%) JavaScript
3 2,034 (33.59%) SQL
4 758 (12.52%) Java
5 428 (7.07%) T-SQL
6 386 (6.37%) Python
7 364 (6.01%) PowerShell
8 357 (5.89%) TypeScript
9 318 (5.25%) VB.NET
10 260 (4.29%) C++
11 145 (2.39%) VB
12 119 (1.96%) PHP
13 118 (1.95%) VBA
14 100 (1.65%) PL/SQL
15 72 (1.19%) C
16 61 (1.01%) Go
17 58 (0.96%) Bash Shell
18 54 (0.89%) ES6
18 54 (0.89%) Ruby
19 49 (0.81%) Perl
Qualifications
1 390 (6.44%) Security Cleared
2 273 (4.51%) SC Cleared
3 255 (4.21%) Degree
4 59 (0.97%) Computer Science Degree
5 54 (0.89%) DV Cleared
6 37 (0.61%) Microsoft Certification
7 32 (0.53%) BPSS Clearance
8 30 (0.50%) ISTQB
9 25 (0.41%) ISEB
10 18 (0.30%) DBS Check
11 14 (0.23%) Cisco Certification
12 12 (0.20%) CCNP
12 12 (0.20%) SANS
12 12 (0.20%) TOGAF Certification
13 11 (0.18%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 11 (0.18%) Master's Degree
14 9 (0.15%) MCSD
15 8 (0.13%) CCIE
15 8 (0.13%) CTC Cleared
16 7 (0.12%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 225 (3.72%) QA
2 32 (0.53%) WCAG
3 14 (0.23%) MiFID
4 13 (0.21%) SLA
5 10 (0.17%) Data Quality
6 8 (0.13%) PMO
7 6 (0.099%) GDPR
7 6 (0.099%) PSD2
8 5 (0.083%) ISO 9001
9 4 (0.066%) ISO 14001
9 4 (0.066%) PCI DSS
9 4 (0.066%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 3 (0.050%) Disclosure Scotland
10 3 (0.050%) HL7
10 3 (0.050%) IFRS
10 3 (0.050%) NIST
11 2 (0.033%) ISO 8583
11 2 (0.033%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 2 (0.033%) PA-DSS
12 1 (0.017%) Basel III
System Software
1 463 (7.65%) Docker
2 154 (2.54%) Active Directory
3 47 (0.78%) Virtual Machines
4 29 (0.48%) VMware Infrastructure
5 14 (0.23%) Hyper-V
6 10 (0.17%) LXC
6 10 (0.17%) Xen
7 6 (0.099%) XenApp
8 4 (0.066%) vSphere
9 3 (0.050%) Microsoft App-V
9 3 (0.050%) PowerDNS
9 3 (0.050%) VMware Workstation
10 2 (0.033%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 2 (0.033%) VMware NSX
10 2 (0.033%) XenDesktop
11 1 (0.017%) Corosync
11 1 (0.017%) Firmware
11 1 (0.017%) Varnish
11 1 (0.017%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 358 (5.91%) Kubernetes
2 158 (2.61%) Ansible
3 134 (2.21%) Terraform
4 60 (0.99%) Opscode Chef
5 53 (0.88%) Puppet
6 31 (0.51%) Single Sign-On
7 30 (0.50%) Nagios
8 27 (0.45%) MIIS
9 22 (0.36%) Prometheus
10 20 (0.33%) Kibana
11 16 (0.26%) Grafana
11 16 (0.26%) SCOM
12 14 (0.23%) Microsoft Clustering
13 12 (0.20%) HP ALM
14 11 (0.18%) HP Quality Center
14 11 (0.18%) ITRS Geneos
15 10 (0.17%) Cisco Prime
15 10 (0.17%) Forefront Identity Manager
15 10 (0.17%) SCCM
15 10 (0.17%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 1,511 (24.95%) Microsoft
2 417 (6.89%) Oracle
3 111 (1.83%) Sitecore
4 99 (1.63%) Xamarin
5 96 (1.59%) Google
6 54 (0.89%) SAP
7 51 (0.84%) Salesforce.com
8 46 (0.76%) VMware
9 45 (0.74%) Atlassian
10 43 (0.71%) UiPath
11 39 (0.64%) HP
12 37 (0.61%) Blue Prism
13 34 (0.56%) Tableau
14 33 (0.54%) Remedy
15 31 (0.51%) Citrix
15 31 (0.51%) Telerik
16 30 (0.50%) MuleSoft
17 28 (0.46%) Cognos
17 28 (0.46%) IBM
18 26 (0.43%) Red Hat