Period
to 21 November 2017

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 21 November 2017 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
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 19 19 16
Rank change year-on-year 0 -3 -2
Contract jobs citing .NET 7460 7820 9173
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 7.23% 7.47% 8.08%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 22.58% 24.61% 28.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 5568 5575 6581
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +3.23% +3.33%
10th Percentile £306 £275 £275
90th Percentile £600 £574 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +7.14% - +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 81 96 143
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £22.00 £14.56 £20.34
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.13 £54.53
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%

.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 33044 31776 32166
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 32.04% 30.34% 28.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 23329 22020 22052
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +2.50%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £275
90th Percentile £625 £588 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 380 363 552
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - +8.70%
10th Percentile £18.45 £14.36 £15.00
90th Percentile £52.50 £51.60 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £37.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +10.81% -1.33% +10.74%

.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 21 November 2017.

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 21 November 2017.

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 21 November 2017. 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 0 6997 £425 +6.25% 2015
UK excluding London -3 3923 £375 +7.14% 1440
London 0 3451 £475 +5.56% 645
South East -7 1083 £375 - 348
North of England -2 825 £363 +3.57% 463
Midlands +3 727 £370 +5.71% 256
South West -2 506 £363 +3.57% 152
North West -1 471 £375 +7.14% 242
East of England +6 414 £363 +3.57% 148
West Midlands -1 379 £375 +7.14% 122
East Midlands 0 340 £363 +3.57% 129
Yorkshire -12 272 £340 -1.45% 189
Scotland -2 253 £355 +9.23% 47
Wales +26 107 £360 -7.69% 20
North East +15 82 £368 +5.00% 32
Northern Ireland -38 37 £403 +3.27% 6
Isle of Man 0 1 £210 -53.33%

For the 6 months to 21 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing .NET also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for .NET.

1 5357 (71.81%) C#
2 3263 (43.74%) Agile Software Development
3 3066 (41.10%) SQL Server
4 2724 (36.51%) SQL
5 2648 (35.50%) ASP.NET
6 2611 (35.00%) MVC
7 2580 (34.58%) JavaScript
8 2038 (27.32%) HTML
9 2007 (26.90%) Microsoft
10 1755 (23.53%) CSS
11 1642 (22.01%) TDD
12 1623 (21.76%) AngularJS
13 1417 (18.99%) Finance
14 1385 (18.57%) ASP.NET Web API
15 1339 (17.95%) Microsoft Azure
16 1337 (17.92%) ASP.NET MVC
17 1326 (17.77%) .NET Framework
18 1084 (14.53%) Scrum
19 1055 (14.14%) Web Services
20 998 (13.38%) jQuery
21 970 (13.00%) Windows
22 927 (12.43%) Java
23 917 (12.29%) WCF
24 810 (10.86%) HTML5
25 770 (10.32%) Continuous Integration
26 765 (10.25%) Visual Studio
27 743 (9.96%) BDD
28 739 (9.91%) Web Development
29 708 (9.49%) Banking
30 692 (9.28%) DevOps

.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
1 375 (5.03%) CMS
2 373 (5.00%) SharePoint
3 369 (4.95%) IIS
4 173 (2.32%) Elasticsearch
5 148 (1.98%) Umbraco
6 140 (1.88%) Sitecore CMS
7 126 (1.69%) Confluence
8 121 (1.62%) BizTalk Server
9 106 (1.42%) NServiceBus
10 104 (1.39%) Apache
11 100 (1.34%) SharePoint 2013
12 84 (1.13%) Tomcat
13 68 (0.91%) EPiServer
13 68 (0.91%) WebSphere
14 65 (0.87%) JBoss
15 63 (0.84%) SharePoint 2010
16 51 (0.68%) Oracle SOA Suite
17 42 (0.56%) OpenStack
18 35 (0.47%) SharePoint Server
19 33 (0.44%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 205 (2.75%) Microsoft Excel
2 94 (1.26%) Microsoft Office
3 24 (0.32%) MS Visio
4 20 (0.27%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 16 (0.21%) Spreadsheet
6 14 (0.19%) Photoshop
7 10 (0.13%) InfoPath
7 10 (0.13%) Microsoft Project
8 6 (0.080%) Adobe Illustrator
9 3 (0.040%) Adobe After Effects
9 3 (0.040%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 3 (0.040%) Adobe Premiere
9 3 (0.040%) InVision
9 3 (0.040%) Simulink
10 2 (0.027%) Fireworks
11 1 (0.013%) HipChat
11 1 (0.013%) Mingle
11 1 (0.013%) Stata
Business Applications
1 336 (4.50%) Dynamics CRM
2 63 (0.84%) Dynamics AX
3 20 (0.27%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 15 (0.20%) ION MarketView
5 13 (0.17%) Dynamics NAV
5 13 (0.17%) Endur
5 13 (0.17%) Payment Gateway
6 10 (0.13%) Dynamics GP
7 7 (0.094%) SunGard GMI
8 6 (0.080%) Adobe Campaign
8 6 (0.080%) Remedy ITSM
8 6 (0.080%) SessionCam
8 6 (0.080%) Teamcenter
9 5 (0.067%) NetSuite
9 5 (0.067%) Oracle 11i
9 5 (0.067%) Oracle Applications
9 5 (0.067%) RMDS
10 4 (0.054%) Eloqua
10 4 (0.054%) SDL Web 8
10 4 (0.054%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 1339 (17.95%) Microsoft Azure
2 608 (8.15%) Amazon AWS
3 134 (1.80%) Office 365
4 132 (1.77%) PaaS
5 99 (1.33%) Dynamics 365
6 97 (1.30%) SaaS
7 96 (1.29%) GitHub
8 74 (0.99%) IaaS
9 59 (0.79%) npm
10 57 (0.76%) Serverless
11 56 (0.75%) Amazon EC2
12 43 (0.58%) Cloud Computing
13 37 (0.50%) AWS Lambda
14 36 (0.48%) Google Cloud Platform
15 27 (0.36%) Azure Active Directory
16 24 (0.32%) OpenShift
17 19 (0.25%) Google Analytics
18 18 (0.24%) Google App Engine
19 17 (0.23%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
20 16 (0.21%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 107 (1.43%) Internet
2 99 (1.33%) HTTP
3 96 (1.29%) TCP/IP
4 78 (1.05%) Intranet
5 67 (0.90%) Firewall
6 55 (0.74%) DNS
7 54 (0.72%) LDAP
8 43 (0.58%) SSL
9 39 (0.52%) FTP
10 28 (0.38%) DHCP
10 28 (0.38%) Network Security
11 25 (0.34%) WAN
12 23 (0.31%) IPsec
12 23 (0.31%) SMTP
13 22 (0.29%) SMS
14 20 (0.27%) PuTTY
14 20 (0.27%) Skype
14 20 (0.27%) WinSCP
15 19 (0.25%) CTI
16 14 (0.19%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3066 (41.10%) SQL Server
2 470 (6.30%) NoSQL
3 403 (5.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 356 (4.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 304 (4.08%) SQL Server 2012
6 303 (4.06%) MongoDB
7 297 (3.98%) Relational Database
8 282 (3.78%) SQL Server 2008
9 172 (2.31%) Oracle Database
10 146 (1.96%) Data Warehouse
11 137 (1.84%) SQL Server 2016
12 131 (1.76%) MySQL
13 128 (1.72%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 116 (1.55%) SQL Server 2014
15 104 (1.39%) RDBMS
16 93 (1.25%) SQL Server 2005
17 78 (1.05%) Big Data
18 73 (0.98%) Oracle Database 11g
19 71 (0.95%) Hadoop
20 66 (0.88%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 765 (10.25%) Visual Studio
2 691 (9.26%) Git (software)
3 690 (9.25%) Team Foundation Server
4 469 (6.29%) TeamCity
5 351 (4.71%) JIRA
6 330 (4.42%) NUnit
7 322 (4.32%) Octopus Deploy
8 300 (4.02%) Selenium
9 258 (3.46%) Jenkins
10 251 (3.36%) SpecFlow
11 181 (2.43%) Subversion
12 120 (1.61%) Visual Studio Team System
13 115 (1.54%) MSTest
14 111 (1.49%) Maven
15 106 (1.42%) Moq
16 100 (1.34%) Cucumber
17 93 (1.25%) gulp
18 89 (1.19%) MSBuild
19 87 (1.17%) Atlassian Bamboo
20 86 (1.15%) Jasmine
General
1 1417 (18.99%) Finance
2 708 (9.49%) Banking
3 354 (4.75%) Front Office
4 257 (3.45%) Investment Banking
5 215 (2.88%) Retail
6 188 (2.52%) Marketing
7 127 (1.70%) Advertising
8 122 (1.64%) Manufacturing
9 111 (1.49%) Back Office
10 102 (1.37%) Telecoms
11 86 (1.15%) Law
12 72 (0.97%) Financial Institution
13 71 (0.95%) Legal
14 64 (0.86%) Electronics
15 49 (0.66%) Games
16 36 (0.48%) Automotive
17 34 (0.46%) Publishing
18 23 (0.31%) Pharmaceutical
19 17 (0.23%) Local Government
20 15 (0.20%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 5578 (74.77%) Developer
2 2923 (39.18%) .NET Developer
3 2152 (28.85%) C# Developer
4 1362 (18.26%) C# .NET Developer
5 610 (8.18%) SQL Developer
6 574 (7.69%) Senior Developer
7 559 (7.49%) ASP.NET Developer
8 547 (7.33%) Full Stack Developer
9 460 (6.17%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
10 431 (5.78%) C# ASP.NET Developer
11 377 (5.05%) Angular Developer
12 373 (5.00%) Architect
13 326 (4.37%) Senior .NET Developer
14 313 (4.20%) Analyst
15 275 (3.69%) Software Developer
16 270 (3.62%) JavaScript Developer
17 266 (3.57%) Web Developer
18 239 (3.20%) Agile Developer
18 239 (3.20%) Senior C# Developer
19 224 (3.00%) DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2648 (35.50%) ASP.NET
2 2038 (27.32%) HTML
3 1755 (23.53%) CSS
4 1623 (21.76%) AngularJS
5 1385 (18.57%) ASP.NET Web API
6 1337 (17.92%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1326 (17.77%) .NET Framework
8 1055 (14.14%) Web Services
9 998 (13.38%) jQuery
10 917 (12.29%) WCF
11 810 (10.86%) HTML5
12 668 (8.95%) Entity Framework
13 654 (8.77%) REST
14 644 (8.63%) XML
15 580 (7.77%) WPF
16 539 (7.23%) RESTful
17 498 (6.68%) React
18 442 (5.92%) Node.js
19 409 (5.48%) JSON
20 408 (5.47%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 497 (6.66%) Greenfield Project
2 333 (4.46%) Analytical Skills
3 267 (3.58%) User Experience
4 243 (3.26%) Computer Science
5 194 (2.60%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 191 (2.56%) Enterprise Software
7 155 (2.08%) Fintech
8 152 (2.04%) Fixed Income
9 151 (2.02%) Mobile App
10 149 (2.00%) Derivative
11 125 (1.68%) N-Tier
12 110 (1.47%) Equities
13 94 (1.26%) Algorithms
14 93 (1.25%) Hedge funds
15 73 (0.98%) Data Structures
16 64 (0.86%) Management Information System
17 62 (0.83%) Market Risk
18 53 (0.71%) Client/Server
18 53 (0.71%) Credit Risk
19 46 (0.62%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 970 (13.00%) Windows
2 365 (4.89%) Linux
3 234 (3.14%) Windows Server
4 222 (2.98%) Unix
5 124 (1.66%) Android
6 116 (1.55%) Apple iOS
7 79 (1.06%) Windows Server 2012
8 77 (1.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 48 (0.64%) Windows 7
10 46 (0.62%) Windows Server 2008
11 34 (0.46%) Solaris
12 25 (0.34%) Windows 10
13 21 (0.28%) Windows Server 2003
14 10 (0.13%) Windows Mobile
15 9 (0.12%) CentOS
16 8 (0.11%) HPUX
16 8 (0.11%) Ubuntu
16 8 (0.11%) Windows 8
17 7 (0.094%) MVS
17 7 (0.094%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3263 (43.74%) Agile Software Development
2 2611 (35.00%) MVC
3 1642 (22.01%) TDD
4 1084 (14.53%) Scrum
5 770 (10.32%) Continuous Integration
6 743 (9.96%) BDD
7 739 (9.91%) Web Development
8 692 (9.28%) DevOps
9 633 (8.49%) Test Automation
10 596 (7.99%) Unit Testing
11 538 (7.21%) OO
12 530 (7.10%) Software Engineering
13 494 (6.62%) SDLC
14 493 (6.61%) SOLID
15 455 (6.10%) CRM
16 426 (5.71%) E-Commerce
17 406 (5.44%) Microservices
18 390 (5.23%) Front End Development
19 367 (4.92%) SOA
20 346 (4.64%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 5357 (71.81%) C#
2 2724 (36.51%) SQL
3 2580 (34.58%) JavaScript
4 927 (12.43%) Java
5 672 (9.01%) T-SQL
6 463 (6.21%) VB.NET
7 412 (5.52%) PowerShell
8 302 (4.05%) TypeScript
9 286 (3.83%) C++
9 286 (3.83%) Python
10 177 (2.37%) PHP
10 177 (2.37%) VBA
11 167 (2.24%) VB
12 146 (1.96%) PL/SQL
13 125 (1.68%) Ruby
14 101 (1.35%) Perl
15 94 (1.26%) C
16 70 (0.94%) Bash Shell
17 66 (0.88%) Shell Script
18 61 (0.82%) VB6
Qualifications
1 409 (5.48%) Degree
2 216 (2.90%) Security Cleared
3 136 (1.82%) SC Cleared
4 115 (1.54%) Computer Science Degree
5 108 (1.45%) Microsoft Certification
6 40 (0.54%) ISTQB
7 38 (0.51%) ISEB
8 29 (0.39%) BPSS Clearance
9 28 (0.38%) DV Cleared
10 25 (0.34%) MCSE
11 20 (0.27%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 18 (0.24%) Numerate Degree
13 15 (0.20%) Master's Degree
13 15 (0.20%) MCTS
14 14 (0.19%) MCSD
15 12 (0.16%) ISEB Practitioner
16 11 (0.15%) ITIL Certification
16 11 (0.15%) PhD
17 10 (0.13%) Cisco Certification
17 10 (0.13%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 301 (4.03%) QA
2 72 (0.97%) MiFID
3 20 (0.27%) SLA
4 18 (0.24%) Data Quality
5 16 (0.21%) Disclosure Scotland
5 16 (0.21%) WCAG
6 15 (0.20%) HL7
7 14 (0.19%) PCI DSS
8 10 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 9 (0.12%) EMIR
10 8 (0.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 6 (0.080%) GAAP
11 6 (0.080%) GDPR
11 6 (0.080%) ISO 9001
11 6 (0.080%) PMO
12 4 (0.054%) MIL-STD-1553
13 3 (0.040%) COBIT
13 3 (0.040%) Dodd-Frank
13 3 (0.040%) Solvency II
13 3 (0.040%) UCITS
System Software
1 261 (3.50%) Docker
2 204 (2.73%) Active Directory
3 59 (0.79%) VMware Infrastructure
4 44 (0.59%) Virtual Machines
5 24 (0.32%) vSphere
6 19 (0.25%) Hyper-V
7 17 (0.23%) VMware ESXi
7 17 (0.23%) Xen
8 12 (0.16%) vCloud
9 9 (0.12%) Oracle RAC
10 8 (0.11%) Brightmail
11 6 (0.080%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 6 (0.080%) Firmware
11 6 (0.080%) Virtual Servers
12 4 (0.054%) ISA Server
12 4 (0.054%) NFS
12 4 (0.054%) VMware Workstation
12 4 (0.054%) XenApp
12 4 (0.054%) XenDesktop
13 3 (0.040%) UAG
Systems Management
1 147 (1.97%) Puppet
2 139 (1.86%) Opscode Chef
3 120 (1.61%) Ansible
4 43 (0.58%) Kubernetes
5 30 (0.40%) Terraform
6 27 (0.36%) Nagios
7 25 (0.34%) HP Quality Center
8 18 (0.24%) SCOM
9 15 (0.20%) Control-M
9 15 (0.20%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 11 (0.15%) Mesos
10 11 (0.15%) SCCM
11 9 (0.12%) Kibana
12 8 (0.11%) SCOrch
12 8 (0.11%) ZABBIX
13 7 (0.094%) CA Single Sign-On
13 7 (0.094%) HP Fortify
13 7 (0.094%) Icinga
13 7 (0.094%) Netcool
13 7 (0.094%) WebSphere Cast Iron
Vendors
1 2007 (26.90%) Microsoft
2 667 (8.94%) Oracle
3 338 (4.53%) Sitecore
4 108 (1.45%) SAP
5 103 (1.38%) Xamarin
6 96 (1.29%) VMware
7 95 (1.27%) Red Hat
8 87 (1.17%) Google
9 78 (1.05%) Salesforce.com
10 75 (1.01%) HP
10 75 (1.01%) IBM
11 72 (0.97%) Atlassian
12 58 (0.78%) DevExpress
13 52 (0.70%) Apigee
13 52 (0.70%) Sybase
14 47 (0.63%) Telerik
15 41 (0.55%) Citrix
16 40 (0.54%) ServiceNow
17 35 (0.47%) Adobe
18 31 (0.42%) Blue Prism