Period
to 28 September 2020

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 28 September 2020 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
28 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 35 20 14
Rank change year-on-year -15 -6 +6
Contract jobs citing .NET 1,653 6,340 8,552
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 5.61% 7.29% 8.35%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 18.15% 23.30% 23.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,366 4,929 6,596
Median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% - +9.09%
10th Percentile £313 £325 £313
90th Percentile £675 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £420 £395
% change year-on-year -4.76% +6.33% +8.97%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 72 57
Median hourly rate £35.00 £43.50 £43.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -19.54% +1.16% +1.18%
10th Percentile £19.90 £30.15 £21.10
90th Percentile £46.62 £59.80 £59.59
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £43.75 £42.75
% change year-on-year -20.00% +2.34% +0.59%

.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 9,108 27,215 35,853
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 30.93% 31.28% 35.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,048 18,888 25,298
Median daily rate £495 £495 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.21% +5.56%
10th Percentile £313 £335 £325
90th Percentile £688 £650 £630
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 137 305 330
Median hourly rate £35.00 £44.00 £41.69
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.45% +5.55% +4.22%
10th Percentile £23.10 £20.26 £15.21
90th Percentile £55.00 £63.75 £58.88
Median hourly rate £35.00 £42.75 £41.00
% change year-on-year -18.13% +4.27% +2.50%

.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 28 September 2020.

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 28 September 2020.

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 28 September 2020. 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 -11 1,496 £475 +5.56% 1,620
London -2 901 £525 +5.00% 386
UK excluding London -20 660 £400 -4.76% 1,360
Work from Home -13 261 £425 -5.56% 296
North of England -21 157 £375 -5.66% 413
South East -24 153 £450 +2.86% 315
Midlands -10 123 £375 -9.09% 247
North West -21 98 £375 -3.85% 252
South West -19 81 £410 -3.53% 144
West Midlands -8 77 £425 -5.56% 141
Scotland -8 77 £400 -5.88% 74
East of England -17 57 £420 -1.18% 114
East Midlands -8 41 £350 -9.09% 105
Yorkshire -31 38 £350 -7.89% 119
North East +7 21 £450 +5.88% 42
Wales -12 8 £350 -12.55% 36
Northern Ireland -17 4 £446 +32.00% 19

For the 6 months to 28 September 2020, 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 1,145 (69.27%) C#
2 689 (41.68%) Azure
3 654 (39.56%) Agile Software Development
4 586 (35.45%) SQL
5 557 (33.70%) JavaScript
6 488 (29.52%) SQL Server
7 474 (28.68%) ASP.NET
8 419 (25.35%) Microsoft
9 417 (25.23%) .NET Core
10 368 (22.26%) DevOps
11 355 (21.48%) AngularJS
12 341 (20.63%) HTML
13 325 (19.66%) Finance
14 312 (18.87%) Microservices
15 302 (18.27%) .NET Framework
16 281 (17.00%) Java
16 281 (17.00%) React
17 270 (16.33%) CSS
18 252 (15.25%) AWS
19 239 (14.46%) MVC
20 226 (13.67%) Web Services
21 213 (12.89%) Git (software)
22 206 (12.46%) TDD
23 202 (12.22%) Windows
24 197 (11.92%) ASP.NET Web API
25 192 (11.62%) Python
26 190 (11.49%) Docker
27 189 (11.43%) Scrum
28 182 (11.01%) Software Engineering
29 169 (10.22%) Front Office

.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
1 127 (7.68%) SharePoint
2 71 (4.30%) IIS
3 48 (2.90%) Confluence
4 33 (2.00%) CMS
5 30 (1.81%) Umbraco
6 25 (1.51%) NServiceBus
7 22 (1.33%) BizTalk Server
8 20 (1.21%) Elasticsearch
9 15 (0.91%) Apache
10 12 (0.73%) Apache Spark
10 12 (0.73%) nginx
11 11 (0.67%) EPiServer
12 9 (0.54%) Sitecore CMS
13 8 (0.48%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 8 (0.48%) Skype for Business
13 8 (0.48%) Tomcat
14 6 (0.36%) SharePoint 2013
15 5 (0.30%) Apache Solr
15 5 (0.30%) Kentico
15 5 (0.30%) Sitefinity
Applications
1 34 (2.06%) Microsoft Excel
2 27 (1.63%) Microsoft Office
3 15 (0.91%) Photoshop
4 14 (0.85%) InfoPath
5 12 (0.73%) Chatbot
6 9 (0.54%) Acrobat
7 7 (0.42%) MS Visio
8 4 (0.24%) Microsoft PowerPoint
9 2 (0.12%) Adobe XD
9 2 (0.12%) LaTeX
9 2 (0.12%) Sketch
10 1 (0.060%) InVision
10 1 (0.060%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 66 (3.99%) Dynamics CRM
2 16 (0.97%) Dynamics AX
3 10 (0.60%) SunGard Martini
4 6 (0.36%) Dynamics NAV
4 6 (0.36%) Visualfiles
5 5 (0.30%) Teamcenter
6 4 (0.24%) Distributed Ledger
6 4 (0.24%) Oracle Applications
7 3 (0.18%) Endur
7 3 (0.18%) Sage 200
7 3 (0.18%) SmartPlant
8 2 (0.12%) Advent Geneva
8 2 (0.12%) Aligne
8 2 (0.12%) Oracle BPM
8 2 (0.12%) Oracle ERP
8 2 (0.12%) Orchestrade
8 2 (0.12%) RMDS
8 2 (0.12%) Siebel CRM
9 1 (0.060%) SAP MDG
9 1 (0.060%) Sophis RISQUE
Cloud Services
1 689 (41.68%) Azure
2 252 (15.25%) AWS
3 87 (5.26%) Serverless
4 86 (5.20%) Power Platform
5 66 (3.99%) GCP
6 57 (3.45%) Dynamics 365
7 56 (3.39%) PaaS
8 47 (2.84%) Logic Apps
9 45 (2.72%) AWS Lambda
10 39 (2.36%) Azure Functions
10 39 (2.36%) Office 365
11 38 (2.30%) SaaS
12 37 (2.24%) GitHub
13 32 (1.94%) Azure Data Factory
14 31 (1.88%) OpenShift
15 24 (1.45%) IaaS
16 23 (1.39%) PowerApps
17 22 (1.33%) Amazon EC2
17 22 (1.33%) Amazon S3
18 20 (1.21%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 42 (2.54%) Firewall
2 39 (2.36%) Internet
3 25 (1.51%) Intranet
3 25 (1.51%) VPN
3 25 (1.51%) WAN
4 24 (1.45%) DNS
5 21 (1.27%) DMZ
5 21 (1.27%) Wireless
6 19 (1.15%) HTTP
7 17 (1.03%) Skype
8 14 (0.85%) DHCP
9 13 (0.79%) Kerberos
9 13 (0.79%) TCP/IP
10 6 (0.36%) FTP
10 6 (0.36%) PBX
10 6 (0.36%) Remote Desktop
10 6 (0.36%) SSH
11 5 (0.30%) Ethernet
11 5 (0.30%) Reverse Proxy
12 4 (0.24%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 488 (29.52%) SQL Server
2 90 (5.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 85 (5.14%) NoSQL
4 79 (4.78%) MongoDB
5 72 (4.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 63 (3.81%) Power BI
7 61 (3.69%) Data Warehouse
8 54 (3.27%) Relational Database
9 50 (3.02%) Azure SQL Database
10 45 (2.72%) Big Data
11 43 (2.60%) PostgreSQL
12 38 (2.30%) Cosmos DB
12 38 (2.30%) Oracle Database
13 37 (2.24%) Redis
14 31 (1.88%) MySQL
15 27 (1.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 23 (1.39%) SQL Server 2008
17 22 (1.33%) SQL Server 2017
18 21 (1.27%) Data Lake
19 20 (1.21%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 213 (12.89%) Git (software)
2 139 (8.41%) Visual Studio
3 99 (5.99%) Jenkins
4 91 (5.51%) Team Foundation Server
5 85 (5.14%) JIRA
6 68 (4.11%) TeamCity
7 62 (3.75%) Selenium
8 53 (3.21%) Octopus Deploy
9 48 (2.90%) SpecFlow
10 43 (2.60%) Subversion
11 41 (2.48%) NUnit
12 38 (2.30%) Visual Studio Team System
13 33 (2.00%) Bitbucket
14 20 (1.21%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 18 (1.09%) MSTest
16 17 (1.03%) Sonatype Nexus
17 16 (0.97%) Oracle APEX
18 15 (0.91%) GitLab
18 15 (0.91%) Postman
18 15 (0.91%) webpack
General
1 325 (19.66%) Finance
2 169 (10.22%) Front Office
3 158 (9.56%) Banking
4 106 (6.41%) Public Sector
5 81 (4.90%) Investment Banking
6 34 (2.06%) Back Office
6 34 (2.06%) Marketing
7 19 (1.15%) Law
8 17 (1.03%) Telecoms
9 13 (0.79%) Retail
10 11 (0.67%) Publishing
11 10 (0.60%) Legal
11 10 (0.60%) Military
12 9 (0.54%) Advertising
12 9 (0.54%) Manufacturing
13 7 (0.42%) Financial Institution
14 6 (0.36%) Aerospace
14 6 (0.36%) Police
15 5 (0.30%) Pharmaceutical
16 4 (0.24%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 1,064 (64.37%) Developer
2 514 (31.09%) .NET Developer
3 298 (18.03%) C# Developer
4 151 (9.13%) C# .NET Developer
5 123 (7.44%) Azure Developer
6 116 (7.02%) Full Stack Developer
7 103 (6.23%) Architect
8 98 (5.93%) Senior Developer
9 85 (5.14%) React Developer
9 85 (5.14%) SQL Developer
10 76 (4.60%) Software Engineer
11 72 (4.36%) ASP.NET Developer
12 70 (4.23%) AWS Engineer
13 53 (3.21%) DevOps Engineer
13 53 (3.21%) Software Developer
14 52 (3.15%) Analyst
14 52 (3.15%) Angular Developer
15 50 (3.02%) Consultant
16 48 (2.90%) .NET Software Engineer
16 48 (2.90%) Senior .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 474 (28.68%) ASP.NET
2 417 (25.23%) .NET Core
3 355 (21.48%) AngularJS
4 341 (20.63%) HTML
5 302 (18.27%) .NET Framework
6 281 (17.00%) React
7 270 (16.33%) CSS
8 226 (13.67%) Web Services
9 197 (11.92%) ASP.NET Web API
10 140 (8.47%) Entity Framework
11 138 (8.35%) HTML5
12 136 (8.23%) ASP.NET Core
13 126 (7.62%) REST
14 120 (7.26%) RESTful
15 119 (7.20%) jQuery
16 107 (6.47%) XML
17 105 (6.35%) ASP.NET MVC
18 96 (5.81%) Node.js
19 84 (5.08%) Vue.js
20 81 (4.90%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 111 (6.72%) Derivative
2 98 (5.93%) Fixed Income
3 87 (5.26%) Greenfield Project
4 85 (5.14%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 77 (4.66%) Analytical Skills
5 77 (4.66%) Hedge funds
6 75 (4.54%) Equities
7 68 (4.11%) User Experience
8 39 (2.36%) Self-Motivation
9 32 (1.94%) Data Centre
10 28 (1.69%) PKI
11 25 (1.51%) Blog
12 24 (1.45%) Mobile App
13 23 (1.39%) Management Information System
14 20 (1.21%) Cloud Native
14 20 (1.21%) N-Tier
15 19 (1.15%) Private Cloud
16 18 (1.09%) Data Structures
17 17 (1.03%) Enterprise Software
17 17 (1.03%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 202 (12.22%) Windows
2 102 (6.17%) Linux
3 47 (2.84%) Windows Server
4 23 (1.39%) Apple iOS
4 23 (1.39%) Windows Server 2016
5 22 (1.33%) Windows Server 2012
6 20 (1.21%) Android
7 10 (0.60%) Unix
7 10 (0.60%) Windows 10
8 8 (0.48%) CentOS
9 6 (0.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 4 (0.24%) AIX
10 4 (0.24%) CoreOS
10 4 (0.24%) Oracle Linux
11 3 (0.18%) Windows Server 2008
12 2 (0.12%) HPUX
12 2 (0.12%) Solaris
12 2 (0.12%) Ubuntu
12 2 (0.12%) VMS
12 2 (0.12%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 654 (39.56%) Agile Software Development
2 368 (22.26%) DevOps
3 312 (18.87%) Microservices
4 239 (14.46%) MVC
5 206 (12.46%) TDD
6 189 (11.43%) Scrum
7 182 (11.01%) Software Engineering
8 169 (10.22%) Migration
9 152 (9.20%) Test Automation
10 124 (7.50%) Problem-Solving
11 117 (7.08%) Unit Testing
12 109 (6.59%) Continuous Integration
12 109 (6.59%) Fintech
13 106 (6.41%) Asset Management
14 105 (6.35%) Business Intelligence
15 101 (6.11%) Web Development
16 97 (5.87%) OO
17 94 (5.69%) SDLC
18 92 (5.57%) BDD
19 87 (5.26%) SOLID
Programming Languages
1 1,145 (69.27%) C#
2 586 (35.45%) SQL
3 557 (33.70%) JavaScript
4 281 (17.00%) Java
5 192 (11.62%) Python
6 156 (9.44%) PowerShell
7 102 (6.17%) T-SQL
8 93 (5.63%) TypeScript
9 81 (4.90%) C++
10 75 (4.54%) VB.NET
11 35 (2.12%) PL/SQL
12 31 (1.88%) VB
13 29 (1.75%) PHP
14 28 (1.69%) VBA
15 26 (1.57%) Bash Shell
15 26 (1.57%) VBScript
16 21 (1.27%) Kotlin
17 19 (1.15%) C
17 19 (1.15%) Shell Script
18 18 (1.09%) VB6
Qualifications
1 118 (7.14%) Security Cleared
2 95 (5.75%) SC Cleared
3 93 (5.63%) Degree
4 31 (1.88%) Master's Degree
5 28 (1.69%) DV Cleared
6 25 (1.51%) Computer Science Degree
7 21 (1.27%) CISSP
8 19 (1.15%) Microsoft Certification
9 14 (0.85%) BPSS Clearance
10 10 (0.60%) TOGAF Certification
11 5 (0.30%) MCSD
12 4 (0.24%) ISTQB
13 3 (0.18%) AWS Certification
13 3 (0.18%) CISA
13 3 (0.18%) MCITP
13 3 (0.18%) MCPD
14 2 (0.12%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 2 (0.12%) MCAD
14 2 (0.12%) MCSE
14 2 (0.12%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 66 (3.99%) QA
2 8 (0.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 8 (0.48%) NCSC
2 8 (0.48%) NIST
3 7 (0.42%) GDPR
4 6 (0.36%) Solvency II
5 4 (0.24%) Government Security Classifications
5 4 (0.24%) WCAG
6 3 (0.18%) SLA
7 2 (0.12%) Data Quality
7 2 (0.12%) Disclosure Scotland
7 2 (0.12%) FINREP
7 2 (0.12%) HL7
7 2 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 1 (0.060%) COSO
8 1 (0.060%) EMIR
8 1 (0.060%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.060%) PMO
8 1 (0.060%) SEPA
8 1 (0.060%) SNOMED CT
System Software
1 190 (11.49%) Docker
2 80 (4.84%) Active Directory
3 21 (1.27%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (0.30%) Hyper-V
5 4 (0.24%) LXC
5 4 (0.24%) NFS
6 3 (0.18%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (0.12%) NDS
7 2 (0.12%) Virtual Servers
7 2 (0.12%) VMware NSX
7 2 (0.12%) vSphere
7 2 (0.12%) Xen
8 1 (0.060%) Citrix Hypervisor
8 1 (0.060%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (0.060%) Virtual Desktop
8 1 (0.060%) VMware Workstation
8 1 (0.060%) XenApp
8 1 (0.060%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 133 (8.05%) Kubernetes
2 59 (3.57%) Ansible
3 51 (3.09%) Terraform
4 24 (1.45%) Puppet
5 19 (1.15%) Single Sign-On
6 15 (0.91%) Opscode Chef
7 11 (0.67%) Grafana
8 8 (0.48%) Prometheus
9 7 (0.42%) HP ALM
9 7 (0.42%) Packer
10 6 (0.36%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 6 (0.36%) FortiGate
10 6 (0.36%) HP Fortify
10 6 (0.36%) Kibana
11 5 (0.30%) SCCM
12 4 (0.24%) Microsoft Intune
12 4 (0.24%) Oracle ZFS
13 3 (0.18%) Data Guard
13 3 (0.18%) Microsoft Clustering
14 2 (0.12%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 419 (25.35%) Microsoft
2 110 (6.65%) Oracle
3 51 (3.09%) Databricks
4 37 (2.24%) Google
5 33 (2.00%) SAP
6 30 (1.81%) Atlassian
7 24 (1.45%) VMware
7 24 (1.45%) Xamarin
8 22 (1.33%) StreamSets
9 20 (1.21%) Adobe
10 19 (1.15%) Cisco
10 19 (1.15%) Sitecore
11 18 (1.09%) DevExpress
12 17 (1.03%) CyberArk
12 17 (1.03%) Tableau
13 16 (0.97%) Salesforce.com
14 15 (0.91%) Blue Prism
15 13 (0.79%) IFS
16 11 (0.67%) Sybase
17 10 (0.60%) SunGard