Period
to 17 February 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 17 February 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
17 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 21 18 18
Rank change year-on-year -3 0 -4
Contract jobs citing .NET 7,472 7,329 8,565
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 7.43% 7.64% 7.93%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 23.27% 24.21% 27.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,568 5,250 6,113
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +3.23% +3.33%
10th Percentile £310 £275 £275
90th Percentile £613 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +7.14% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 94 140
UK median hourly rate £45.00 £38.25 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.65% -4.38% +17.65%
10th Percentile £26.06 £14.56 £20.27
90th Percentile £52.15 £47.83 £55.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £37.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year +20.00% -6.25% +19.40%

.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 32,109 30,272 31,230
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 31.92% 31.55% 28.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 22,873 20,941 21,627
UK median daily rate £463 £425 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.82% +2.41% +3.75%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £281
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 336 338 550
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £38.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +3.90% +10.00%
10th Percentile £18.13 £15.43 £16.25
90th Percentile £53.75 £52.00 £56.58
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.61 £38.75 £38.88
% change year-on-year +7.38% -0.32% +11.07%

.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 17 February 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 17 February 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 17 February 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 6,959 £425 +6.25% 3,371
UK excluding London -3 3,919 £375 +7.14% 2,563
London +5 3,468 £488 +8.33% 1,012
South East -7 1,070 £375 - 637
North of England +3 912 £350 - 754
Midlands -3 685 £385 +10.00% 409
South West +2 510 £375 +7.14% 269
North West -1 475 £363 +3.57% 386
West Midlands +1 396 £400 +14.29% 227
Yorkshire -1 353 £350 +2.94% 307
East of England -9 334 £375 +7.14% 290
East Midlands -4 274 £375 +9.89% 182
Scotland -10 259 £375 +8.70% 113
Wales +43 144 £384 +11.64% 60
North East +2 87 £358 -4.03% 61
Northern Ireland -7 37 £421 +5.29% 31
Isle of Man -3 1 £400 -11.11%

For the 6 months to 17 February 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 5,564 (74.46%) C#
2 3,373 (45.14%) Agile Software Development
3 2,995 (40.08%) SQL Server
4 2,651 (35.48%) JavaScript
5 2,622 (35.09%) ASP.NET
6 2,601 (34.81%) SQL
7 2,564 (34.31%) MVC
8 2,017 (26.99%) HTML
9 1,817 (24.32%) Microsoft
10 1,745 (23.35%) CSS
11 1,718 (22.99%) TDD
12 1,570 (21.01%) AngularJS
13 1,510 (20.21%) Microsoft Azure
14 1,476 (19.75%) Finance
15 1,438 (19.25%) ASP.NET Web API
16 1,435 (19.21%) .NET Framework
17 1,307 (17.49%) ASP.NET MVC
18 1,085 (14.52%) Scrum
19 997 (13.34%) Web Services
20 939 (12.57%) jQuery
21 901 (12.06%) Java
22 898 (12.02%) WCF
23 872 (11.67%) Windows
24 847 (11.34%) BDD
25 839 (11.23%) Continuous Integration
26 818 (10.95%) DevOps
27 775 (10.37%) HTML5
28 770 (10.31%) Git (software)
29 762 (10.20%) Visual Studio
30 723 (9.68%) Banking

.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
1 350 (4.68%) CMS
2 335 (4.48%) IIS
3 309 (4.14%) SharePoint
4 174 (2.33%) Elasticsearch
5 148 (1.98%) Umbraco
6 132 (1.77%) Confluence
7 120 (1.61%) Sitecore CMS
8 116 (1.55%) NServiceBus
9 99 (1.32%) BizTalk Server
10 85 (1.14%) EPiServer
11 80 (1.07%) Apache
12 75 (1.00%) SharePoint 2013
13 69 (0.92%) Tomcat
14 68 (0.91%) WebSphere
15 47 (0.63%) JBoss
16 46 (0.62%) SharePoint 2010
17 45 (0.60%) Oracle SOA Suite
18 33 (0.44%) Kentico
19 31 (0.41%) OpenStack
20 22 (0.29%) nginx
Applications
1 170 (2.28%) Microsoft Excel
2 90 (1.20%) Microsoft Office
3 30 (0.40%) MS Visio
4 27 (0.36%) Photoshop
5 22 (0.29%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 11 (0.15%) InfoPath
6 11 (0.15%) Spreadsheet
7 10 (0.13%) Adobe Illustrator
8 5 (0.067%) Chatbot
8 5 (0.067%) HipChat
8 5 (0.067%) Microsoft Project
9 3 (0.040%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 3 (0.040%) Simulink
10 2 (0.027%) Adobe After Effects
10 2 (0.027%) Adobe Premiere
10 2 (0.027%) Fireworks
10 2 (0.027%) InVision
10 2 (0.027%) Maya
10 2 (0.027%) Pipeline Pilot
11 1 (0.013%) NUKE
Business Applications
1 280 (3.75%) Dynamics CRM
2 27 (0.36%) Dynamics AX
3 16 (0.21%) Payment Gateway
4 14 (0.19%) Dynamics NAV
5 10 (0.13%) Dynamics GP
5 10 (0.13%) Endur
6 9 (0.12%) Elite 3E
6 9 (0.12%) NetSuite
7 8 (0.11%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 7 (0.094%) SunGard GMI
9 6 (0.080%) Infor M3
10 5 (0.067%) Markit EDM
11 4 (0.054%) BusinessWorks
11 4 (0.054%) Oracle 11i
11 4 (0.054%) Oracle EBS
11 4 (0.054%) SAP S/4HANA
11 4 (0.054%) SimCorp Dimension
12 3 (0.040%) Oracle CRM
12 3 (0.040%) SAP CRM
12 3 (0.040%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 1,510 (20.21%) Microsoft Azure
2 665 (8.90%) Amazon AWS
3 153 (2.05%) PaaS
4 119 (1.59%) Office 365
5 104 (1.39%) GitHub
6 97 (1.30%) Dynamics 365
7 83 (1.11%) IaaS
8 80 (1.07%) SaaS
9 76 (1.02%) Serverless
10 62 (0.83%) Cloud Computing
11 52 (0.70%) Google Cloud Platform
12 46 (0.62%) npm
13 45 (0.60%) Amazon EC2
14 44 (0.59%) Google Analytics
15 39 (0.52%) AWS Lambda
16 25 (0.33%) Azure Active Directory
17 23 (0.31%) AWS CloudFormation
18 19 (0.25%) Amazon ELB
19 17 (0.23%) Amazon S3
19 17 (0.23%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 92 (1.23%) HTTP
2 90 (1.20%) TCP/IP
3 83 (1.11%) Internet
4 59 (0.79%) Firewall
5 49 (0.66%) DNS
6 45 (0.60%) Intranet
7 42 (0.56%) FTP
8 40 (0.54%) SSL
9 30 (0.40%) SMS
10 24 (0.32%) DHCP
10 24 (0.32%) SMTP
11 21 (0.28%) WinSCP
12 20 (0.27%) PuTTY
13 19 (0.25%) Skype
14 18 (0.24%) Network Security
15 17 (0.23%) CTI
16 16 (0.21%) AMQP
17 14 (0.19%) WAN
18 13 (0.17%) IPsec
19 10 (0.13%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2,995 (40.08%) SQL Server
2 425 (5.69%) NoSQL
3 379 (5.07%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 350 (4.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 326 (4.36%) Relational Database
6 296 (3.96%) MongoDB
7 264 (3.53%) SQL Server 2012
8 251 (3.36%) SQL Server 2008
9 169 (2.26%) Data Warehouse
10 156 (2.09%) MySQL
10 156 (2.09%) Oracle Database
11 153 (2.05%) SQL Server 2016
12 136 (1.82%) SQL Server 2014
13 120 (1.61%) RDBMS
14 111 (1.49%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 96 (1.28%) Big Data
16 89 (1.19%) PostgreSQL
17 65 (0.87%) SQL Server 2005
18 62 (0.83%) Power BI
19 59 (0.79%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 770 (10.31%) Git (software)
2 762 (10.20%) Visual Studio
3 671 (8.98%) Team Foundation Server
4 464 (6.21%) TeamCity
5 380 (5.09%) JIRA
6 371 (4.97%) NUnit
7 344 (4.60%) Octopus Deploy
8 326 (4.36%) Selenium
9 282 (3.77%) Jenkins
10 236 (3.16%) SpecFlow
11 186 (2.49%) Visual Studio Team System
12 177 (2.37%) Subversion
13 120 (1.61%) MSTest
14 101 (1.35%) Moq
15 94 (1.26%) Cucumber
15 94 (1.26%) MSBuild
16 90 (1.20%) Maven
16 90 (1.20%) ReSharper
17 88 (1.18%) Atlassian Bamboo
18 81 (1.08%) WebDriver
General
1 1,476 (19.75%) Finance
2 723 (9.68%) Banking
3 326 (4.36%) Front Office
4 233 (3.12%) Investment Banking
5 187 (2.50%) Retail
6 173 (2.32%) Marketing
7 121 (1.62%) Advertising
8 115 (1.54%) Law
9 114 (1.53%) Back Office
10 85 (1.14%) Financial Institution
11 76 (1.02%) Legal
12 75 (1.00%) Manufacturing
13 56 (0.75%) Telecoms
14 50 (0.67%) Games
15 37 (0.50%) Electronics
16 27 (0.36%) Publishing
17 24 (0.32%) Automotive
18 14 (0.19%) General Ledger
19 12 (0.16%) Billing
20 11 (0.15%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 5,516 (73.82%) Developer
2 2,863 (38.32%) .NET Developer
3 2,204 (29.50%) C# Developer
4 1,288 (17.24%) C# .NET Developer
5 604 (8.08%) Senior Developer
6 557 (7.45%) SQL Developer
7 534 (7.15%) ASP.NET Developer
8 523 (7.00%) Full Stack Developer
9 472 (6.32%) Architect
10 424 (5.67%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
11 399 (5.34%) C# ASP.NET Developer
12 324 (4.34%) Senior .NET Developer
13 312 (4.18%) Software Developer
14 282 (3.77%) Angular Developer
15 279 (3.73%) JavaScript Developer
16 263 (3.52%) Analyst
17 260 (3.48%) DevOps Engineer
18 249 (3.33%) WPF Developer
19 240 (3.21%) Senior C# Developer
20 234 (3.13%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2,622 (35.09%) ASP.NET
2 2,017 (26.99%) HTML
3 1,745 (23.35%) CSS
4 1,570 (21.01%) AngularJS
5 1,438 (19.25%) ASP.NET Web API
6 1,435 (19.21%) .NET Framework
7 1,307 (17.49%) ASP.NET MVC
8 997 (13.34%) Web Services
9 939 (12.57%) jQuery
10 898 (12.02%) WCF
11 775 (10.37%) HTML5
12 645 (8.63%) Entity Framework
13 609 (8.15%) WPF
14 608 (8.14%) REST
15 590 (7.90%) React
16 572 (7.66%) XML
17 514 (6.88%) RESTful
18 467 (6.25%) Node.js
19 413 (5.53%) .NET Core
20 398 (5.33%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 514 (6.88%) Greenfield Project
2 342 (4.58%) Analytical Skills
3 232 (3.10%) User Experience
4 228 (3.05%) Enterprise Software
5 216 (2.89%) Computer Science
6 206 (2.76%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 199 (2.66%) Fintech
8 153 (2.05%) Mobile App
9 131 (1.75%) Algorithms
9 131 (1.75%) N-Tier
10 110 (1.47%) Derivative
11 108 (1.45%) Fixed Income
12 107 (1.43%) Hedge funds
13 88 (1.18%) Data Structures
14 86 (1.15%) Equities
15 78 (1.04%) Client/Server
16 71 (0.95%) Management Information System
17 55 (0.74%) Public Cloud
18 53 (0.71%) NHS
19 44 (0.59%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 872 (11.67%) Windows
2 333 (4.46%) Linux
3 243 (3.25%) Windows Server
4 195 (2.61%) Unix
5 143 (1.91%) Android
6 127 (1.70%) Apple iOS
7 92 (1.23%) Windows Server 2012
8 62 (0.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 35 (0.47%) Windows Server 2008
10 27 (0.36%) Windows 10
11 24 (0.32%) Windows 7
12 19 (0.25%) Windows Server 2003
13 13 (0.17%) Solaris
14 12 (0.16%) Windows 8
15 9 (0.12%) CentOS
15 9 (0.12%) Nucleus RTOS
16 8 (0.11%) HPUX
16 8 (0.11%) VMS
16 8 (0.11%) zOS
17 7 (0.094%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 3,373 (45.14%) Agile Software Development
2 2,564 (34.31%) MVC
3 1,718 (22.99%) TDD
4 1,085 (14.52%) Scrum
5 847 (11.34%) BDD
6 839 (11.23%) Continuous Integration
7 818 (10.95%) DevOps
8 707 (9.46%) Test Automation
9 676 (9.05%) Web Development
10 597 (7.99%) Unit Testing
11 582 (7.79%) OO
12 535 (7.16%) Microservices
13 530 (7.09%) Software Engineering
14 519 (6.95%) E-Commerce
15 501 (6.71%) SOLID
16 466 (6.24%) SDLC
17 402 (5.38%) CRM
18 389 (5.21%) SOA
19 381 (5.10%) Front End Development
20 323 (4.32%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 5,564 (74.46%) C#
2 2,651 (35.48%) JavaScript
3 2,601 (34.81%) SQL
4 901 (12.06%) Java
5 618 (8.27%) T-SQL
6 445 (5.96%) VB.NET
7 406 (5.43%) PowerShell
8 331 (4.43%) C++
9 326 (4.36%) TypeScript
10 310 (4.15%) Python
11 195 (2.61%) PHP
12 170 (2.28%) VBA
13 155 (2.07%) VB
14 126 (1.69%) PL/SQL
15 124 (1.66%) Ruby
16 91 (1.22%) C
17 84 (1.12%) Perl
18 53 (0.71%) XAML
19 51 (0.68%) Shell Script
19 51 (0.68%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 373 (4.99%) Degree
2 205 (2.74%) Security Cleared
3 130 (1.74%) SC Cleared
4 80 (1.07%) Computer Science Degree
4 80 (1.07%) Microsoft Certification
5 33 (0.44%) ISTQB
6 32 (0.43%) ISEB
7 31 (0.41%) BPSS Clearance
8 23 (0.31%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 21 (0.28%) DV Cleared
10 16 (0.21%) Numerate Degree
11 15 (0.20%) PhD
12 14 (0.19%) MCSD
12 14 (0.19%) MCSE
12 14 (0.19%) MCTS
13 13 (0.17%) ITIL Certification
14 11 (0.15%) ISEB Practitioner
14 11 (0.15%) MCP
15 9 (0.12%) CCNP
15 9 (0.12%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 306 (4.10%) QA
2 69 (0.92%) MiFID
3 41 (0.55%) HL7
4 31 (0.41%) SLA
5 29 (0.39%) PCI DSS
6 25 (0.33%) WCAG
7 22 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 15 (0.20%) GDPR
9 14 (0.19%) ISO 9001
10 13 (0.17%) Disclosure Scotland
11 12 (0.16%) Data Quality
12 9 (0.12%) EMIR
12 9 (0.12%) GCP
13 7 (0.094%) PMO
14 3 (0.040%) Dodd-Frank
14 3 (0.040%) Sarbanes-Oxley
15 2 (0.027%) IFRS
15 2 (0.027%) MIL-STD-1553
15 2 (0.027%) MISRA
15 2 (0.027%) MISRA C
System Software
1 332 (4.44%) Docker
2 147 (1.97%) Active Directory
3 69 (0.92%) VMware Infrastructure
4 48 (0.64%) Virtual Machines
5 24 (0.32%) Hyper-V
5 24 (0.32%) vSphere
6 21 (0.28%) VMware ESXi
7 13 (0.17%) Virtual Servers
8 12 (0.16%) Xen
9 11 (0.15%) Microsoft App-V
9 11 (0.15%) vCloud
10 8 (0.11%) Brightmail
11 7 (0.094%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 7 (0.094%) Virtual Desktop
12 6 (0.080%) Oracle RAC
13 4 (0.054%) ISA Server
13 4 (0.054%) VMware Workstation
13 4 (0.054%) XenApp
13 4 (0.054%) XenDesktop
14 3 (0.040%) Gluster
Systems Management
1 178 (2.38%) Puppet
2 142 (1.90%) Opscode Chef
3 116 (1.55%) Ansible
4 79 (1.06%) Kubernetes
5 52 (0.70%) Terraform
6 34 (0.46%) Single Sign-On
7 23 (0.31%) Nagios
8 20 (0.27%) HP Quality Center
9 17 (0.23%) BladeLogic
9 17 (0.23%) SCCM
10 12 (0.16%) Grafana
10 12 (0.16%) SCOM
11 11 (0.15%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 10 (0.13%) Opsview
13 9 (0.12%) CA Service Virtualization
13 9 (0.12%) ZABBIX
14 8 (0.11%) Icinga
14 8 (0.11%) logstash
15 7 (0.094%) Salt
15 7 (0.094%) WebSphere Cast Iron
Vendors
1 1,817 (24.32%) Microsoft
2 610 (8.16%) Oracle
3 258 (3.45%) Sitecore
4 136 (1.82%) Xamarin
5 123 (1.65%) Google
6 110 (1.47%) VMware
7 94 (1.26%) SAP
8 76 (1.02%) Atlassian
9 68 (0.91%) IBM
10 62 (0.83%) Red Hat
11 61 (0.82%) HP
12 54 (0.72%) Salesforce.com
13 47 (0.63%) Apigee
14 45 (0.60%) Citrix
15 44 (0.59%) DevExpress
16 42 (0.56%) Adobe
16 42 (0.56%) Splunk
17 39 (0.52%) Tableau
18 37 (0.50%) TIBCO
19 34 (0.46%) Sybase