Period
to 17 February 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 17 February 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
17 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 15 21 18
Rank change year-on-year +6 -3 0
Contract jobs citing .NET 8,084 7,472 7,329
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 8.28% 7.43% 7.64%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 24.48% 23.26% 24.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,154 5,568 5,250
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +3.23%
10th Percentile £325 £310 £275
90th Percentile £625 £613 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +10.00% +7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 58 53 94
UK median hourly rate £42.92 £45.00 £38.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.62% +17.65% -4.38%
10th Percentile £19.26 £26.06 £14.56
90th Percentile £60.69 £52.15 £47.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £44.00 £45.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year -2.22% +20.00% -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 33,020 32,118 30,258
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 33.82% 31.93% 31.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 23,208 22,866 20,929
UK median daily rate £485 £463 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.86% +8.82% +2.41%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £300
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 295 335 338
UK median hourly rate £41.53 £40.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.83% - +3.90%
10th Percentile £17.70 £18.10 £15.43
90th Percentile £60.15 £52.50 £52.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.85 £41.56 £38.75
% change year-on-year +0.70% +7.24% -0.32%

.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 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 17 February 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 17 February 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 +6 7,488 £454 +6.82% 4,398
UK excluding London +5 4,549 £413 +10.00% 3,606
London -1 3,411 £500 +2.56% 1,116
South East +16 1,380 £428 +14.00% 822
North of England +1 1,228 £388 +10.71% 1,161
North West +4 684 £400 +10.34% 569
Midlands -4 663 £400 +3.90% 649
South West -2 591 £440 +17.33% 357
West Midlands 0 475 £415 +3.75% 367
Yorkshire +2 435 £375 +7.14% 489
Scotland +2 270 £375 - 175
East of England -16 228 £413 +10.00% 294
East Midlands -9 188 £388 +3.33% 281
Wales +1 171 £425 +10.75% 89
North East -1 109 £450 +25.87% 103
Northern Ireland +7 26 £355 -15.71% 59
Isle of Man +3 4 £348 -13.13%

For the 6 months to 17 February 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 5,838 (72.22%) C#
2 3,607 (44.62%) Agile Software Development
3 2,867 (35.47%) SQL Server
4 2,719 (33.63%) SQL
5 2,700 (33.40%) JavaScript
6 2,588 (32.01%) ASP.NET
7 2,481 (30.69%) Microsoft Azure
8 2,354 (29.12%) MVC
9 2,002 (24.76%) Microsoft
10 1,799 (22.25%) HTML
11 1,718 (21.25%) AngularJS
12 1,696 (20.98%) .NET Framework
13 1,570 (19.42%) CSS
14 1,528 (18.90%) TDD
15 1,462 (18.09%) Finance
16 1,458 (18.04%) ASP.NET Web API
17 1,150 (14.23%) Scrum
18 1,140 (14.10%) ASP.NET MVC
19 1,039 (12.85%) .NET Core
20 986 (12.20%) DevOps
21 966 (11.95%) Microservices
22 956 (11.83%) Git (software)
23 939 (11.62%) Web Services
24 925 (11.44%) Continuous Integration
25 914 (11.31%) Java
26 896 (11.08%) jQuery
27 886 (10.96%) Test Automation
28 871 (10.77%) Visual Studio
29 811 (10.03%) Amazon AWS
30 808 (10.00%) 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
1 365 (4.52%) IIS
2 347 (4.29%) SharePoint
3 313 (3.87%) CMS
4 181 (2.24%) Umbraco
5 156 (1.93%) Confluence
5 156 (1.93%) Elasticsearch
6 128 (1.58%) BizTalk Server
7 104 (1.29%) Apache
8 86 (1.06%) WebSphere
9 80 (0.99%) Tomcat
10 79 (0.98%) Sitecore CMS
11 64 (0.79%) NServiceBus
12 61 (0.75%) SharePoint 2013
13 51 (0.63%) nginx
14 41 (0.51%) JBoss
15 39 (0.48%) EPiServer
15 39 (0.48%) Jetty
15 39 (0.48%) Mongrel
16 34 (0.42%) Oracle SOA Suite
17 30 (0.37%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 174 (2.15%) Microsoft Excel
2 78 (0.96%) Microsoft Office
3 25 (0.31%) MS Visio
3 25 (0.31%) Spreadsheet
4 20 (0.25%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 20 (0.25%) Microsoft Project
5 5 (0.062%) Photoshop
6 4 (0.049%) Adobe Illustrator
6 4 (0.049%) InfoPath
7 3 (0.037%) Chatbot
8 2 (0.025%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 2 (0.025%) SPSS
9 1 (0.012%) CATIA
9 1 (0.012%) InDesign
9 1 (0.012%) InVision
9 1 (0.012%) Mingle
9 1 (0.012%) NUKE
9 1 (0.012%) SOLIDWORKS
9 1 (0.012%) Stata
Business Applications
1 445 (5.50%) Dynamics CRM
2 42 (0.52%) Dynamics AX
3 26 (0.32%) Dynamics NAV
4 23 (0.28%) Endur
5 14 (0.17%) RMDS
6 9 (0.11%) Sentinel
7 8 (0.099%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 7 (0.087%) Oracle Cash Management
9 5 (0.062%) Epicor Tropos
9 5 (0.062%) Oracle EBS R12
9 5 (0.062%) SAP CRM
10 4 (0.049%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
10 4 (0.049%) Markit EDM
10 4 (0.049%) NetSuite
10 4 (0.049%) SAP BPC
10 4 (0.049%) SAP Payroll
10 4 (0.049%) SAP S/4HANA
10 4 (0.049%) thinkFolio
11 3 (0.037%) Distributed Ledger
11 3 (0.037%) SAP MII
Cloud Services
1 2,481 (30.69%) Microsoft Azure
2 811 (10.03%) Amazon AWS
3 277 (3.43%) Dynamics 365
4 205 (2.54%) PaaS
5 187 (2.31%) SaaS
6 184 (2.28%) Serverless
7 151 (1.87%) Office 365
8 133 (1.65%) Google Cloud Platform
9 130 (1.61%) GitHub
10 124 (1.53%) Azure Functions
11 109 (1.35%) IaaS
12 91 (1.13%) Azure Active Directory
13 81 (1.00%) Amazon EC2
14 72 (0.89%) Azure Data Factory
15 53 (0.66%) AWS CloudFormation
16 50 (0.62%) Cloud Computing
17 44 (0.54%) npm
18 40 (0.49%) Google App Engine
19 37 (0.46%) OpenShift
20 36 (0.45%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 148 (1.83%) HTTP
2 102 (1.26%) TCP/IP
3 94 (1.16%) SSL
4 92 (1.14%) Internet
5 88 (1.09%) Firewall
6 83 (1.03%) DNS
7 55 (0.68%) DHCP
7 55 (0.68%) FTP
8 50 (0.62%) IPsec
9 42 (0.52%) AMQP
10 31 (0.38%) Intranet
10 31 (0.38%) Kerberos
11 19 (0.24%) Ethernet
11 19 (0.24%) SAN
12 15 (0.19%) Reverse Proxy
13 14 (0.17%) DMZ
14 13 (0.16%) Fibre Channel
14 13 (0.16%) iSCSI
14 13 (0.16%) SMTP
15 10 (0.12%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2,867 (35.47%) SQL Server
2 359 (4.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 341 (4.22%) NoSQL
4 287 (3.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 226 (2.80%) Relational Database
6 209 (2.59%) MongoDB
7 178 (2.20%) SQL Server 2012
8 173 (2.14%) Azure SQL Database
9 166 (2.05%) Data Warehouse
10 142 (1.76%) MySQL
11 138 (1.71%) Cosmos DB
12 133 (1.65%) Power BI
13 130 (1.61%) SQL Server 2008
14 123 (1.52%) SQL Server 2016
15 102 (1.26%) Oracle Database
16 89 (1.10%) Redis
17 88 (1.09%) Big Data
18 83 (1.03%) SQL Server Analysis Services
19 80 (0.99%) SQL Server 2014
20 79 (0.98%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 956 (11.83%) Git (software)
2 871 (10.77%) Visual Studio
3 578 (7.15%) Team Foundation Server
4 477 (5.90%) Jenkins
5 461 (5.70%) TeamCity
6 436 (5.39%) Visual Studio Team System
7 416 (5.15%) JIRA
8 390 (4.82%) Selenium
9 327 (4.05%) Octopus Deploy
10 200 (2.47%) NUnit
11 199 (2.46%) SpecFlow
12 180 (2.23%) Subversion
13 144 (1.78%) Cucumber
14 125 (1.55%) Bitbucket
15 117 (1.45%) Moq
16 108 (1.34%) MSTest
17 102 (1.26%) WebDriver
18 97 (1.20%) gulp
19 89 (1.10%) Maven
20 76 (0.94%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 1,462 (18.09%) Finance
2 506 (6.26%) Banking
3 323 (4.00%) Front Office
4 180 (2.23%) Retail
5 162 (2.00%) Investment Banking
6 110 (1.36%) Manufacturing
6 110 (1.36%) Marketing
7 108 (1.34%) Back Office
8 106 (1.31%) Law
9 83 (1.03%) Telecoms
10 66 (0.82%) Legal
11 55 (0.68%) Financial Institution
12 54 (0.67%) Publishing
13 52 (0.64%) Electronics
14 47 (0.58%) Automotive
15 46 (0.57%) Games
16 42 (0.52%) Advertising
17 30 (0.37%) Billing
18 28 (0.35%) French Language
19 23 (0.28%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 5,765 (71.31%) Developer
2 3,102 (38.37%) .NET Developer
3 2,066 (25.56%) C# Developer
4 1,238 (15.31%) C# .NET Developer
5 595 (7.36%) Full Stack Developer
6 582 (7.20%) Senior Developer
7 489 (6.05%) Architect
8 471 (5.83%) Angular Developer
9 438 (5.42%) ASP.NET Developer
10 422 (5.22%) SQL Developer
11 401 (4.96%) Software Developer
12 380 (4.70%) Azure Developer
13 355 (4.39%) Senior .NET Developer
14 299 (3.70%) C# ASP.NET Developer
15 259 (3.20%) DevOps Engineer
16 253 (3.13%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
17 242 (2.99%) React Developer
18 239 (2.96%) Analyst
19 233 (2.88%) JavaScript Developer
20 222 (2.75%) CRM Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2,588 (32.01%) ASP.NET
2 1,799 (22.25%) HTML
3 1,718 (21.25%) AngularJS
4 1,696 (20.98%) .NET Framework
5 1,570 (19.42%) CSS
6 1,458 (18.04%) ASP.NET Web API
7 1,140 (14.10%) ASP.NET MVC
8 1,039 (12.85%) .NET Core
9 939 (11.62%) Web Services
10 896 (11.08%) jQuery
11 792 (9.80%) Entity Framework
12 741 (9.17%) React
13 739 (9.14%) REST
14 650 (8.04%) WCF
15 641 (7.93%) HTML5
16 582 (7.20%) RESTful
17 518 (6.41%) WPF
18 480 (5.94%) Node.js
19 474 (5.86%) XML
20 431 (5.33%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 581 (7.19%) Greenfield Project
2 366 (4.53%) Analytical Skills
3 277 (3.43%) Fintech
4 272 (3.36%) User Experience
5 206 (2.55%) Enterprise Software
6 189 (2.34%) Self-Motivation
7 168 (2.08%) Hedge funds
8 157 (1.94%) Mobile App
9 141 (1.74%) Fixed Income
10 114 (1.41%) Derivative
11 79 (0.98%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 72 (0.89%) Algorithms
13 60 (0.74%) Management Information System
14 56 (0.69%) Data Centre
15 49 (0.61%) Data Structures
16 48 (0.59%) N-Tier
17 47 (0.58%) NHS
18 42 (0.52%) Equities
19 38 (0.47%) Cloud Native
20 36 (0.45%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 808 (10.00%) Windows
2 346 (4.28%) Linux
3 230 (2.85%) Windows Server
4 123 (1.52%) Unix
5 107 (1.32%) Android
6 99 (1.22%) Apple iOS
7 72 (0.89%) Windows Server 2012
8 33 (0.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 32 (0.40%) Windows 7
10 27 (0.33%) Windows Server 2008
11 25 (0.31%) Ubuntu
12 24 (0.30%) Windows 8
13 23 (0.28%) Windows 10
14 19 (0.24%) Windows Server 2003
15 17 (0.21%) CentOS
16 9 (0.11%) Solaris
17 8 (0.099%) Mac OS
18 6 (0.074%) Mac OS X
19 4 (0.049%) Debian
19 4 (0.049%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 3,607 (44.62%) Agile Software Development
2 2,354 (29.12%) MVC
3 1,528 (18.90%) TDD
4 1,150 (14.23%) Scrum
5 986 (12.20%) DevOps
6 966 (11.95%) Microservices
7 925 (11.44%) Continuous Integration
8 886 (10.96%) Test Automation
9 729 (9.02%) BDD
10 660 (8.16%) Software Engineering
11 582 (7.20%) Web Development
12 567 (7.01%) OO
13 528 (6.53%) CRM
14 508 (6.28%) Unit Testing
15 487 (6.02%) Problem-Solving
16 463 (5.73%) SDLC
17 459 (5.68%) E-Commerce
18 455 (5.63%) SOLID
19 354 (4.38%) Front End Development
20 334 (4.13%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 5,838 (72.22%) C#
2 2,719 (33.63%) SQL
3 2,700 (33.40%) JavaScript
4 914 (11.31%) Java
5 503 (6.22%) PowerShell
6 493 (6.10%) T-SQL
7 429 (5.31%) TypeScript
8 369 (4.56%) VB.NET
9 340 (4.21%) Python
10 252 (3.12%) C++
11 173 (2.14%) PL/SQL
12 163 (2.02%) VB
13 162 (2.00%) VBA
14 148 (1.83%) PHP
15 105 (1.30%) Ruby
16 92 (1.14%) C
17 81 (1.00%) Bash Shell
18 76 (0.94%) Scala
19 63 (0.78%) Perl
20 59 (0.73%) Go
Qualifications
1 360 (4.45%) Security Cleared
2 344 (4.26%) Degree
3 272 (3.36%) SC Cleared
4 78 (0.96%) BPSS Clearance
5 76 (0.94%) Computer Science Degree
6 70 (0.87%) Microsoft Certification
7 42 (0.52%) ISEB
8 41 (0.51%) ISTQB
9 40 (0.49%) DV Cleared
10 32 (0.40%) Numerate Degree
11 26 (0.32%) MCSE
12 23 (0.28%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 21 (0.26%) DBS Check
14 20 (0.25%) TOGAF Certification
15 19 (0.24%) PhD
16 16 (0.20%) CISSP
17 14 (0.17%) MCP
18 13 (0.16%) Cisco Certification
19 10 (0.12%) MCITP
20 8 (0.099%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 316 (3.91%) QA
2 38 (0.47%) GDPR
3 30 (0.37%) WCAG
4 21 (0.26%) SLA
5 16 (0.20%) Disclosure Scotland
6 13 (0.16%) PMO
7 12 (0.15%) Data Quality
8 9 (0.11%) IFRS
8 9 (0.11%) PCI DSS
9 8 (0.099%) WAI
10 7 (0.087%) ISO 9001
10 7 (0.087%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 7 (0.087%) PSD2
11 6 (0.074%) TickIT
12 5 (0.062%) GxP
13 4 (0.049%) CRD IV
13 4 (0.049%) IFRS 9
13 4 (0.049%) ISO 15022
13 4 (0.049%) ISO 20022
13 4 (0.049%) MiFID
System Software
1 504 (6.23%) Docker
2 160 (1.98%) Active Directory
3 60 (0.74%) VMware Infrastructure
4 44 (0.54%) Xen
5 42 (0.52%) Virtual Machines
6 23 (0.28%) Hyper-V
7 20 (0.25%) XenApp
8 9 (0.11%) vSphere
9 7 (0.087%) Firmware
10 6 (0.074%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 4 (0.049%) HDFS
11 4 (0.049%) KVM
11 4 (0.049%) XenServer
12 3 (0.037%) LXC
12 3 (0.037%) Virtual Desktop
12 3 (0.037%) VMware ESXi
12 3 (0.037%) XenDesktop
13 2 (0.025%) etcd
13 2 (0.025%) flannel
13 2 (0.025%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 320 (3.96%) Kubernetes
2 185 (2.29%) Ansible
3 164 (2.03%) Puppet
4 137 (1.69%) Terraform
5 74 (0.92%) Opscode Chef
6 38 (0.47%) Single Sign-On
7 30 (0.37%) HP ALM
7 30 (0.37%) Nagios
8 24 (0.30%) Kibana
9 21 (0.26%) SCOM
10 19 (0.24%) Grafana
10 19 (0.24%) HP Fortify
11 18 (0.22%) Docker Swarm
11 18 (0.22%) SCCM
12 15 (0.19%) CA Single Sign-On
12 15 (0.19%) ITRS Geneos
12 15 (0.19%) Microsoft Clustering
12 15 (0.19%) Salt
13 14 (0.17%) SCOrch
14 11 (0.14%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 2,002 (24.76%) Microsoft
2 627 (7.76%) Oracle
3 186 (2.30%) Google
4 159 (1.97%) Sitecore
5 132 (1.63%) SAP
6 112 (1.39%) Xamarin
7 103 (1.27%) VMware
8 83 (1.03%) Atlassian
9 71 (0.88%) Splunk
10 70 (0.87%) Citrix
11 59 (0.73%) IBM
12 55 (0.68%) Salesforce.com
13 47 (0.58%) Telerik
14 46 (0.57%) New Relic
15 42 (0.52%) TIBCO
16 41 (0.51%) AppDynamics
17 38 (0.47%) HP
18 36 (0.45%) Dynatrace
19 35 (0.43%) DevExpress
20 34 (0.42%) Cisco