Period
to 17 January 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 17 January 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
17 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 19 16 20
Rank change year-on-year -3 +4 -1
Contract jobs citing .NET 5,280 8,195 7,400
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 7.25% 8.24% 7.38%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 24.16% 24.11% 23.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,904 6,267 5,540
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £323 £319 £310
90th Percentile £631 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £371
% change year-on-year +6.25% +7.74% +6.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 59 59
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £45.00 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.56% - +12.50%
10th Percentile £32.38 £21.38 £26.30
90th Percentile £53.00 £61.18 £51.10
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £45.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year -5.56% - +12.50%

.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 21,851 33,984 32,180
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 30.00% 34.18% 32.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 15,025 23,912 22,948
UK median daily rate £490 £475 £460
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.16% +3.26% +8.24%
10th Percentile £330 £325 £313
90th Percentile £650 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £440 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +3.53% +6.25% +1.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 250 292 333
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £41.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.41% +3.75% -
10th Percentile £18.63 £19.00 £18.50
90th Percentile £78.75 £60.00 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.25 £41.53 £40.00
% change year-on-year +1.73% +3.83% +5.26%

.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 January 2020.

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 January 2020.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for .NET in the UK

.NET
Top 16 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 January 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 -3 4,901 £450 - 3,277
UK excluding London -7 3,054 £425 +6.25% 2,717
London -2 2,140 £500 -0.99% 817
South East -3 902 £425 - 771
North of England -6 774 £400 +6.67% 713
North West -6 456 £400 +4.23% 412
South West -8 447 £433 +1.76% 265
Midlands +3 413 £400 - 450
Yorkshire -4 265 £400 +6.67% 239
Scotland +6 248 £425 +13.33% 157
West Midlands -8 226 £450 +11.11% 242
East of England +1 204 £425 +1.19% 261
East Midlands +12 186 £363 -3.33% 208
North East -4 55 £425 -5.56% 63
Wales -33 38 £375 -6.25% 63
Northern Ireland +10 30 £425 +15.65% 35

For the 6 months to 17 January 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 3,861 (73.13%) C#
2 2,075 (39.30%) Agile Software Development
3 2,025 (38.35%) Azure
4 1,818 (34.43%) SQL
5 1,798 (34.05%) JavaScript
6 1,760 (33.33%) SQL Server
7 1,398 (26.48%) ASP.NET
8 1,381 (26.16%) Microsoft
9 1,296 (24.55%) MVC
10 1,151 (21.80%) AngularJS
11 1,037 (19.64%) .NET Core
12 1,035 (19.60%) HTML
13 960 (18.18%) CSS
14 946 (17.92%) Finance
15 899 (17.03%) DevOps
16 885 (16.76%) TDD
17 875 (16.57%) .NET Framework
18 749 (14.19%) Microservices
19 702 (13.30%) Java
20 688 (13.03%) ASP.NET Web API
21 674 (12.77%) Scrum
22 661 (12.52%) AWS
23 659 (12.48%) React
24 576 (10.91%) Git (software)
25 571 (10.81%) ASP.NET MVC
26 569 (10.78%) Web Services
27 533 (10.09%) Software Engineering
28 512 (9.70%) Continuous Integration
29 496 (9.39%) Test Automation
30 443 (8.39%) 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
1 244 (4.62%) SharePoint
2 200 (3.79%) IIS
3 134 (2.54%) CMS
3 134 (2.54%) Umbraco
4 92 (1.74%) Confluence
5 65 (1.23%) Apache
5 65 (1.23%) BizTalk Server
6 62 (1.17%) Elasticsearch
7 57 (1.08%) nginx
8 53 (1.00%) Tomcat
9 51 (0.97%) Sitecore CMS
9 51 (0.97%) WebSphere
10 37 (0.70%) EPiServer
10 37 (0.70%) SharePoint 2013
11 34 (0.64%) Jetty
11 34 (0.64%) Mongrel
12 24 (0.45%) Cloud Foundry
13 19 (0.36%) JBoss
14 18 (0.34%) Kentico
14 18 (0.34%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 94 (1.78%) Microsoft Excel
2 43 (0.81%) Microsoft Office
3 37 (0.70%) MS Visio
4 14 (0.27%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 10 (0.19%) Microsoft Project
6 7 (0.13%) InfoPath
7 6 (0.11%) Adobe XD
7 6 (0.11%) Photoshop
8 5 (0.095%) Spreadsheet
9 4 (0.076%) Adobe Illustrator
10 2 (0.038%) Sketch
11 1 (0.019%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 1 (0.019%) Chatbot
11 1 (0.019%) Figma
11 1 (0.019%) InVision
11 1 (0.019%) UXPin
Business Applications
1 213 (4.03%) Dynamics CRM
2 30 (0.57%) Dynamics AX
3 10 (0.19%) Endur
4 9 (0.17%) Magento
4 9 (0.17%) Unit4 Business World
5 8 (0.15%) Dynamics NAV
5 8 (0.15%) Visualfiles
6 6 (0.11%) SAP BPC
6 6 (0.11%) SAP ERP
7 5 (0.095%) Dynamics GP
7 5 (0.095%) Oracle EBS
7 5 (0.095%) Shopify
7 5 (0.095%) Sophis RISQUE
8 4 (0.076%) Elite 3E
8 4 (0.076%) Oracle Cash Management
8 4 (0.076%) R3 Corda
9 3 (0.057%) BusinessWorks
9 3 (0.057%) Oracle ERP
9 3 (0.057%) Oracle Financials
9 3 (0.057%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 2,025 (38.35%) Azure
2 661 (12.52%) AWS
3 285 (5.40%) Serverless
4 233 (4.41%) Power Platform
5 203 (3.84%) PaaS
6 199 (3.77%) Dynamics 365
7 190 (3.60%) Azure Functions
8 142 (2.69%) GCP
9 136 (2.58%) SaaS
10 109 (2.06%) IaaS
11 103 (1.95%) Azure Active Directory
12 96 (1.82%) GitHub
13 82 (1.55%) Office 365
14 54 (1.02%) AWS Lambda
15 50 (0.95%) AWS CloudFormation
16 49 (0.93%) Amazon EC2
17 45 (0.85%) Azure Data Factory
18 44 (0.83%) Amazon S3
19 42 (0.80%) OpenShift
20 40 (0.76%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 101 (1.91%) TCP/IP
2 77 (1.46%) DNS
2 77 (1.46%) HTTP
3 55 (1.04%) SSL
4 48 (0.91%) DHCP
5 40 (0.76%) Firewall
6 38 (0.72%) FTP
7 36 (0.68%) IPsec
8 33 (0.63%) Internet
9 27 (0.51%) Network Security
10 26 (0.49%) Ethernet
11 23 (0.44%) Intranet
12 16 (0.30%) AMQP
13 8 (0.15%) SNMP
13 8 (0.15%) VPN
14 7 (0.13%) SMTP
15 6 (0.11%) Extranet
15 6 (0.11%) HTTPS
15 6 (0.11%) Skype
16 5 (0.095%) RTMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,760 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 330 (6.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 232 (4.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 230 (4.36%) NoSQL
5 208 (3.94%) Power BI
6 187 (3.54%) Relational Database
7 182 (3.45%) Azure SQL Database
7 182 (3.45%) MongoDB
8 151 (2.86%) MySQL
9 113 (2.14%) Cosmos DB
10 109 (2.06%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 95 (1.80%) Redis
11 95 (1.80%) SQL Server 2008
12 91 (1.72%) Data Warehouse
13 89 (1.69%) SQL Server 2012
13 89 (1.69%) SQL Server 2016
14 73 (1.38%) PostgreSQL
15 72 (1.36%) Oracle Database
16 70 (1.33%) Amazon DynamoDB
17 66 (1.25%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 576 (10.91%) Git (software)
2 443 (8.39%) Visual Studio
3 346 (6.55%) Team Foundation Server
4 277 (5.25%) Jenkins
5 259 (4.91%) TeamCity
6 238 (4.51%) JIRA
7 222 (4.20%) Selenium
8 220 (4.17%) Octopus Deploy
9 164 (3.11%) NUnit
10 144 (2.73%) Visual Studio Team System
11 119 (2.25%) SpecFlow
12 117 (2.22%) Moq
13 86 (1.63%) Cucumber
14 73 (1.38%) Subversion
15 61 (1.16%) MSTest
16 48 (0.91%) webpack
17 46 (0.87%) gulp
17 46 (0.87%) Travis CI
18 45 (0.85%) Eclipse
19 43 (0.81%) WebDriver
General
1 946 (17.92%) Finance
2 272 (5.15%) Public Sector
3 257 (4.87%) Banking
4 225 (4.26%) Front Office
5 140 (2.65%) Law
6 132 (2.50%) Retail
7 79 (1.50%) Marketing
8 60 (1.14%) Back Office
9 45 (0.85%) Investment Banking
10 39 (0.74%) Telecoms
11 38 (0.72%) Publishing
12 37 (0.70%) Manufacturing
13 35 (0.66%) Aerospace
14 32 (0.61%) Military
15 23 (0.44%) Financial Institution
16 21 (0.40%) Legal
17 19 (0.36%) Electronics
18 17 (0.32%) Games
19 15 (0.28%) Advertising
19 15 (0.28%) Police
Job Titles
1 3,619 (68.54%) Developer
2 1,910 (36.17%) .NET Developer
3 1,043 (19.75%) C# Developer
4 637 (12.06%) C# .NET Developer
5 363 (6.88%) Senior Developer
6 355 (6.72%) Full Stack Developer
7 318 (6.02%) Architect
8 289 (5.47%) Software Developer
9 287 (5.44%) Azure Developer
10 246 (4.66%) SQL Developer
11 208 (3.94%) Senior .NET Developer
12 200 (3.79%) Angular Developer
13 199 (3.77%) Software Engineer
14 186 (3.52%) DevOps Engineer
15 185 (3.50%) ASP.NET Developer
16 168 (3.18%) React Developer
17 147 (2.78%) Solutions Architect
18 145 (2.75%) Lead Developer
19 140 (2.65%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
20 138 (2.61%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,398 (26.48%) ASP.NET
2 1,151 (21.80%) AngularJS
3 1,037 (19.64%) .NET Core
4 1,035 (19.60%) HTML
5 960 (18.18%) CSS
6 875 (16.57%) .NET Framework
7 688 (13.03%) ASP.NET Web API
8 659 (12.48%) React
9 571 (10.81%) ASP.NET MVC
10 569 (10.78%) Web Services
11 400 (7.58%) jQuery
12 391 (7.41%) Entity Framework
13 336 (6.36%) Node.js
14 324 (6.14%) RESTful
15 297 (5.63%) REST
16 289 (5.47%) XML
17 271 (5.13%) JSON
18 266 (5.04%) HTML5
19 250 (4.73%) WCF
20 248 (4.70%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 347 (6.57%) Greenfield Project
2 301 (5.70%) Analytical Skills
3 168 (3.18%) Enterprise Software
4 128 (2.42%) User Experience
5 116 (2.20%) Hedge funds
6 98 (1.86%) Mobile App
7 94 (1.78%) Derivative
8 76 (1.44%) Fixed Income
9 72 (1.36%) Equities
10 71 (1.34%) Cloud Native
10 71 (1.34%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 62 (1.17%) Self-Motivation
12 48 (0.91%) Public Cloud
13 39 (0.74%) Management Information System
14 38 (0.72%) W3C
15 36 (0.68%) Data Structures
16 35 (0.66%) Algorithms
17 32 (0.61%) Virtual Team
18 26 (0.49%) Reference Data
19 24 (0.45%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 426 (8.07%) Windows
2 319 (6.04%) Linux
3 90 (1.70%) Windows Server
4 77 (1.46%) Android
5 76 (1.44%) Apple iOS
6 61 (1.16%) Unix
7 45 (0.85%) CentOS
8 35 (0.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 23 (0.44%) Ubuntu
9 23 (0.44%) Windows Server 2012
10 21 (0.40%) VMS
11 19 (0.36%) Windows Server 2008
12 16 (0.30%) CoreOS
13 13 (0.25%) Windows 10
13 13 (0.25%) Windows 7
14 10 (0.19%) Windows Server 2003
15 7 (0.13%) HPUX
16 6 (0.11%) Mac OS X
17 5 (0.095%) Mac OS
17 5 (0.095%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,075 (39.30%) Agile Software Development
2 1,296 (24.55%) MVC
3 899 (17.03%) DevOps
4 885 (16.76%) TDD
5 749 (14.19%) Microservices
6 674 (12.77%) Scrum
7 533 (10.09%) Software Engineering
8 512 (9.70%) Continuous Integration
9 496 (9.39%) Test Automation
10 384 (7.27%) BDD
11 367 (6.95%) OO
12 330 (6.25%) Web Development
13 326 (6.17%) Unit Testing
14 316 (5.98%) Problem-Solving
15 272 (5.15%) SDLC
16 264 (5.00%) CRM
17 261 (4.94%) SOLID
18 235 (4.45%) Kanban
19 207 (3.92%) Migration
20 192 (3.64%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 3,861 (73.13%) C#
2 1,818 (34.43%) SQL
3 1,798 (34.05%) JavaScript
4 702 (13.30%) Java
5 368 (6.97%) Python
6 344 (6.52%) T-SQL
7 334 (6.33%) PowerShell
8 284 (5.38%) TypeScript
9 233 (4.41%) VB.NET
10 219 (4.15%) C++
11 99 (1.88%) VBA
12 97 (1.84%) PHP
13 84 (1.59%) VB
14 63 (1.19%) C
14 63 (1.19%) Ruby
15 62 (1.17%) PL/SQL
16 49 (0.93%) F#
17 46 (0.87%) Bash Shell
18 44 (0.83%) R
19 39 (0.74%) Go
Qualifications
1 389 (7.37%) Security Cleared
2 261 (4.94%) SC Cleared
3 201 (3.81%) Degree
4 61 (1.16%) Microsoft Certification
5 60 (1.14%) DV Cleared
6 48 (0.91%) Computer Science Degree
7 44 (0.83%) BPSS Clearance
8 25 (0.47%) ISTQB
9 19 (0.36%) ISEB
10 16 (0.30%) DBS Check
11 12 (0.23%) CCNA
11 12 (0.23%) Cisco Certification
12 11 (0.21%) Master's Degree
12 11 (0.21%) MCSD
12 11 (0.21%) Network+ Certification
12 11 (0.21%) Numerate Degree
13 10 (0.19%) MCITP
14 9 (0.17%) CCENT
15 8 (0.15%) SANS
16 7 (0.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 218 (4.13%) QA
2 43 (0.81%) WCAG
3 15 (0.28%) SLA
4 13 (0.25%) MiFID
5 10 (0.19%) NIST
6 8 (0.15%) Data Quality
6 8 (0.15%) PMO
7 7 (0.13%) GDPR
8 5 (0.095%) Disclosure Scotland
8 5 (0.095%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 3 (0.057%) IFRS
10 2 (0.038%) GxP
10 2 (0.038%) HL7
10 2 (0.038%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 2 (0.038%) PSD2
11 1 (0.019%) Basel III
11 1 (0.019%) COBIT
11 1 (0.019%) ISO 9001
11 1 (0.019%) PCI DSS
11 1 (0.019%) SNOMED CT
System Software
1 371 (7.03%) Docker
2 145 (2.75%) Active Directory
3 50 (0.95%) VMware Infrastructure
4 41 (0.78%) Virtual Machines
5 34 (0.64%) Xen
6 15 (0.28%) Hyper-V
7 8 (0.15%) VMware NSX
8 6 (0.11%) Oracle RAC
9 5 (0.095%) vSphere
10 4 (0.076%) LXC
11 3 (0.057%) PowerDNS
11 3 (0.057%) VMware Workstation
12 2 (0.038%) VMware ESXi
13 1 (0.019%) Corosync
13 1 (0.019%) Postfix
13 1 (0.019%) Varnish
13 1 (0.019%) Virtual Desktop
13 1 (0.019%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 318 (6.02%) Kubernetes
2 138 (2.61%) Ansible
3 118 (2.23%) Terraform
4 84 (1.59%) Puppet
5 57 (1.08%) Opscode Chef
6 37 (0.70%) MIIS
7 25 (0.47%) Single Sign-On
8 22 (0.42%) Grafana
9 21 (0.40%) Nagios
10 18 (0.34%) SCOM
11 17 (0.32%) Prometheus
12 15 (0.28%) Kibana
13 11 (0.21%) HP ALM
14 9 (0.17%) logstash
14 9 (0.17%) vCenter Server
15 8 (0.15%) Microsoft Clustering
16 7 (0.13%) Consul
17 6 (0.11%) HAProxy
17 6 (0.11%) Salt
17 6 (0.11%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 1,381 (26.16%) Microsoft
2 347 (6.57%) Oracle
3 120 (2.27%) Google
3 120 (2.27%) Sitecore
4 88 (1.67%) Xamarin
5 71 (1.34%) VMware
6 54 (1.02%) SAP
7 47 (0.89%) Tableau
8 46 (0.87%) Remedy
9 45 (0.85%) Salesforce.com
10 39 (0.74%) Atlassian
11 37 (0.70%) Cognos
12 30 (0.57%) IBM
13 26 (0.49%) Blue Prism
13 26 (0.49%) HP
14 25 (0.47%) UiPath
15 24 (0.45%) MicroStrategy
16 22 (0.42%) AppDynamics
16 22 (0.42%) Citrix
17 21 (0.40%) MuleSoft