Period
to 11 April 2021

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 11 April 2021 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
11 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 31 21 16
Rank change year-on-year -10 -5 +3
Contract jobs citing .NET 3,042 4,154 7,876
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 5.79% 6.96% 8.16%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 19.12% 23.16% 24.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,244 3,027 6,004
10th Percentile £313 £319 £325
25th Percentile £381 £376 £375
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £475 £450 £450
Median % change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
75th Percentile £588 £563 £538
90th Percentile £688 £650 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £414 £425 £425
% change year-on-year -2.59% - +13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 25 51
10th Percentile £24.40 £20.50 £21.42
25th Percentile £34.00 £31.25 £33.84
Median hourly rate £40.00 £42.50 £45.00
Median % change year-on-year -5.88% -5.56% -
75th Percentile £46.00 £51.75 £50.50
90th Percentile £54.00 £53.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.25 £42.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year -5.29% -5.56% -

.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 15,908 17,934 31,790
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 30.26% 30.07% 32.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 11,361 12,627 22,749
10th Percentile £325 £331 £325
25th Percentile £405 £410 £400
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £500 £488
Median % change year-on-year - +2.56% +2.63%
75th Percentile £588 £579 £575
90th Percentile £675 £663 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £450 £438
% change year-on-year -5.56% +2.86% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 185 168 280
10th Percentile £23.70 £18.79 £17.95
25th Percentile £33.75 £29.74 £27.50
Median hourly rate £45.00 £46.00 £43.00
Median % change year-on-year -2.17% +6.98% +6.83%
75th Percentile £57.50 £54.06 £52.50
90th Percentile £65.60 £71.13 £60.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £43.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year +3.45% +2.35% +3.66%

.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 11 April 2021.

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 11 April 2021.

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 11 April 2021. 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 2,509 £488 +3.72% 2,242
London 0 1,525 £550 +6.80% 643
UK excluding London -12 1,068 £414 -2.59% 1,784
Work from Home -12 813 £465 +9.41% 547
North of England +3 300 £403 +0.63% 551
South East -22 226 £450 +5.88% 404
North West +2 187 £400 - 327
Scotland -15 172 £420 -1.18% 94
Midlands -12 165 £375 -9.09% 315
South West -13 114 £473 +5.00% 172
West Midlands -18 97 £375 -21.05% 181
Yorkshire -7 88 £413 +3.13% 170
East Midlands -7 62 £363 +3.57% 132
East of England -35 51 £400 -9.09% 156
Wales +17 39 £411 +6.13% 54
North East +11 25 £438 +2.94% 54
Northern Ireland -3 1 £350 -12.50% 38

For the 6 months to 11 April 2021, 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 1,914 (62.92%) C#
2 1,386 (45.56%) Azure
3 1,132 (37.21%) Agile Software Development
4 1,021 (33.56%) SQL
5 902 (29.65%) .NET Core
6 891 (29.29%) JavaScript
7 790 (25.97%) DevOps
8 773 (25.41%) SQL Server
9 611 (20.09%) ASP.NET
10 593 (19.49%) Microsoft
11 564 (18.54%) Finance
12 533 (17.52%) Microservices
12 533 (17.52%) AngularJS
13 504 (16.57%) Software Engineering
14 467 (15.35%) TDD
14 467 (15.35%) HTML
14 467 (15.35%) .NET Framework
15 463 (15.22%) AWS
16 462 (15.19%) React
17 437 (14.37%) CSS
18 409 (13.45%) Java
19 408 (13.41%) Python
20 382 (12.56%) MVC
21 361 (11.87%) Web Services
22 315 (10.36%) ASP.NET Web API
23 312 (10.26%) Git (software)
24 309 (10.16%) Test Automation
25 299 (9.83%) Serverless
26 295 (9.70%) Kubernetes
27 284 (9.34%) Oracle

.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
1 120 (3.94%) SharePoint
2 93 (3.06%) IIS
3 58 (1.91%) Confluence
4 49 (1.61%) CMS
5 47 (1.55%) BizTalk Server
6 39 (1.28%) Elasticsearch
7 31 (1.02%) Umbraco
8 28 (0.92%) EPiServer
8 28 (0.92%) NServiceBus
9 21 (0.69%) Apache
10 17 (0.56%) Tomcat
11 14 (0.46%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 13 (0.43%) nginx
13 11 (0.36%) Apache Spark
13 11 (0.36%) WebSphere
14 10 (0.33%) JBoss
15 9 (0.30%) Oracle Workflow
15 9 (0.30%) SharePoint 2013
15 9 (0.30%) Sitecore CMS
16 8 (0.26%) Cloud Foundry
Applications
1 32 (1.05%) Microsoft Excel
2 19 (0.62%) Microsoft Office
3 8 (0.26%) MS Visio
4 5 (0.16%) Adobe XD
5 3 (0.099%) Microsoft Project
6 2 (0.066%) Chatbot
6 2 (0.066%) InfoPath
6 2 (0.066%) Photoshop
6 2 (0.066%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.033%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.033%) Adobe Premiere
7 1 (0.033%) CINEMA 4D
7 1 (0.033%) Figma
7 1 (0.033%) Final Cut Pro
7 1 (0.033%) GIMP
7 1 (0.033%) InVision
7 1 (0.033%) Maya
7 1 (0.033%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 1 (0.033%) Pipeline Pilot
7 1 (0.033%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 81 (2.66%) Dynamics CRM
2 17 (0.56%) Dynamics AX
3 14 (0.46%) Dynamics NAV
4 8 (0.26%) ION MarketView
4 8 (0.26%) Sentinel
4 8 (0.26%) thinkFolio
5 6 (0.20%) SunGard Martini
6 4 (0.13%) Shopify
6 4 (0.13%) Teamcenter
7 3 (0.099%) Elite 3E
7 3 (0.099%) Markit EDM
7 3 (0.099%) Unit4 Business World
8 2 (0.066%) NetSuite
8 2 (0.066%) OPENHousing
8 2 (0.066%) Salerio
8 2 (0.066%) Visualfiles
9 1 (0.033%) Oracle Utilities
9 1 (0.033%) Radian6
9 1 (0.033%) Salesforce.com CRM
9 1 (0.033%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 1,386 (45.56%) Azure
2 463 (15.22%) AWS
3 299 (9.83%) Serverless
4 168 (5.52%) GCP
5 166 (5.46%) PaaS
6 149 (4.90%) Power Platform
7 147 (4.83%) Azure Functions
8 96 (3.16%) Dynamics 365
9 87 (2.86%) Logic Apps
10 79 (2.60%) IaaS
11 78 (2.56%) Azure Active Directory
12 71 (2.33%) AWS Lambda
12 71 (2.33%) SaaS
13 66 (2.17%) GitHub
14 58 (1.91%) Microsoft 365
15 57 (1.87%) AWS CloudFormation
16 48 (1.58%) PowerApps
17 41 (1.35%) Cloud Computing
18 29 (0.95%) Power Automate
19 28 (0.92%) NuGet
Communications & Networking
1 42 (1.38%) Firewall
2 29 (0.95%) HTTP
3 24 (0.79%) DNS
4 19 (0.62%) TCP/IP
5 15 (0.49%) FTP
5 15 (0.49%) SSL
6 10 (0.33%) SMTP
7 8 (0.26%) DHCP
7 8 (0.26%) LAN
7 8 (0.26%) WAN
8 7 (0.23%) Ethernet
8 7 (0.23%) Internet
8 7 (0.23%) Network Security
9 6 (0.20%) CTI
9 6 (0.20%) Kerberos
9 6 (0.20%) Softphone
10 5 (0.16%) Skype
10 5 (0.16%) SSH
11 4 (0.13%) HTTPS
11 4 (0.13%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 773 (25.41%) SQL Server
2 149 (4.90%) Azure SQL Database
3 139 (4.57%) NoSQL
4 115 (3.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 101 (3.32%) Cosmos DB
5 101 (3.32%) Power BI
6 94 (3.09%) Relational Database
7 89 (2.93%) MySQL
8 83 (2.73%) MongoDB
9 76 (2.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 65 (2.14%) PostgreSQL
11 45 (1.48%) Data Warehouse
12 37 (1.22%) Redis
13 36 (1.18%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 33 (1.08%) SQL Server 2012
15 31 (1.02%) SQL Server 2008
16 27 (0.89%) Big Data
17 21 (0.69%) Data Lake
17 21 (0.69%) Oracle Database
18 18 (0.59%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 312 (10.26%) Git (software)
2 186 (6.11%) Visual Studio
3 165 (5.42%) Jenkins
4 157 (5.16%) JIRA
5 115 (3.78%) TeamCity
6 101 (3.32%) Octopus Deploy
7 91 (2.99%) Selenium
8 85 (2.79%) Team Foundation Server
9 70 (2.30%) SpecFlow
10 66 (2.17%) NUnit
11 56 (1.84%) Subversion
12 45 (1.48%) Visual Studio Team System
13 31 (1.02%) Cucumber
14 29 (0.95%) Cypress.io
14 29 (0.95%) Postman
14 29 (0.95%) SoapUI
15 27 (0.89%) Bitbucket
16 26 (0.85%) NetBeans
16 26 (0.85%) webpack
17 24 (0.79%) SonarQube
General
1 564 (18.54%) Finance
2 266 (8.74%) Banking
3 195 (6.41%) Public Sector
4 172 (5.65%) Front Office
5 124 (4.08%) Investment Banking
6 60 (1.97%) Retail
7 38 (1.25%) Law
8 36 (1.18%) Marketing
9 34 (1.12%) Telecoms
10 31 (1.02%) Back Office
11 23 (0.76%) Manufacturing
12 20 (0.66%) Pharmaceutical
13 19 (0.62%) Legal
14 17 (0.56%) Games
15 16 (0.53%) Electronics
16 14 (0.46%) Advertising
17 12 (0.39%) Aerospace
17 12 (0.39%) Financial Institution
18 10 (0.33%) Publishing
19 9 (0.30%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 1,996 (65.61%) Developer
2 992 (32.61%) .NET Developer
3 530 (17.42%) C# Developer
4 296 (9.73%) C# .NET Developer
5 246 (8.09%) Software Engineer
6 230 (7.56%) Full Stack Developer
7 182 (5.98%) Senior Developer
8 173 (5.69%) Architect
9 162 (5.33%) React Developer
10 151 (4.96%) Azure Developer
11 108 (3.55%) SQL Developer
12 103 (3.39%) DevOps Engineer
13 99 (3.25%) Senior .NET Developer
13 99 (3.25%) Software Developer
14 97 (3.19%) Developer/Software Engineer
15 92 (3.02%) .NET Software Engineer
16 90 (2.96%) Azure Engineer
17 80 (2.63%) Angular Developer
18 76 (2.50%) Lead Developer
19 75 (2.47%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 902 (29.65%) .NET Core
2 611 (20.09%) ASP.NET
3 533 (17.52%) AngularJS
4 467 (15.35%) .NET Framework
4 467 (15.35%) HTML
5 462 (15.19%) React
6 437 (14.37%) CSS
7 361 (11.87%) Web Services
8 315 (10.36%) ASP.NET Web API
9 230 (7.56%) REST
10 189 (6.21%) RESTful
11 174 (5.72%) HTML5
12 163 (5.36%) XML
13 158 (5.19%) Node.js
14 155 (5.10%) jQuery
15 143 (4.70%) Entity Framework
16 142 (4.67%) ASP.NET MVC
17 137 (4.50%) ASP.NET Core
18 130 (4.27%) WPF
19 114 (3.75%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 243 (7.99%) Greenfield Project
2 138 (4.54%) User Experience
3 127 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
4 113 (3.71%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 77 (2.53%) Fixed Income
6 68 (2.24%) Self-Motivation
7 64 (2.10%) Enterprise Software
8 62 (2.04%) Cloud Native
8 62 (2.04%) Derivative
9 60 (1.97%) Mobile App
10 56 (1.84%) Hedge funds
11 49 (1.61%) Blog
12 48 (1.58%) Data Structures
13 47 (1.55%) Algorithms
14 43 (1.41%) Public Cloud
15 34 (1.12%) N-Tier
16 31 (1.02%) Equities
17 29 (0.95%) NHS
18 23 (0.76%) Management Information System
19 21 (0.69%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 261 (8.58%) Windows
2 185 (6.08%) Linux
3 56 (1.84%) Apple iOS
4 50 (1.64%) Android
5 46 (1.51%) Unix
6 43 (1.41%) Windows Server
7 21 (0.69%) CentOS
8 19 (0.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 11 (0.36%) AIX
9 11 (0.36%) Mac OS X
9 11 (0.36%) Windows 10
10 9 (0.30%) VMS
11 6 (0.20%) Ubuntu
12 4 (0.13%) Windows Server 2012
12 4 (0.13%) Windows Server 2016
13 3 (0.099%) CoreOS
13 3 (0.099%) Solaris
14 2 (0.066%) SUSE
14 2 (0.066%) Windows Server 2019
15 1 (0.033%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,132 (37.21%) Agile Software Development
2 790 (25.97%) DevOps
3 533 (17.52%) Microservices
4 504 (16.57%) Software Engineering
5 467 (15.35%) TDD
6 382 (12.56%) MVC
7 309 (10.16%) Test Automation
8 271 (8.91%) Scrum
9 235 (7.73%) Continuous Integration
10 218 (7.17%) BDD
11 205 (6.74%) Problem-Solving
12 182 (5.98%) Unit Testing
13 180 (5.92%) OO
14 172 (5.65%) Analytics
15 170 (5.59%) SDLC
16 154 (5.06%) Web Development
17 153 (5.03%) Migration
18 136 (4.47%) Asset Management
19 131 (4.31%) Continuous Improvement
20 126 (4.14%) Fintech
Programming Languages
1 1,914 (62.92%) C#
2 1,021 (33.56%) SQL
3 891 (29.29%) JavaScript
4 409 (13.45%) Java
5 408 (13.41%) Python
6 252 (8.28%) PowerShell
7 250 (8.22%) TypeScript
8 193 (6.34%) C++
9 135 (4.44%) T-SQL
10 116 (3.81%) PL/SQL
11 93 (3.06%) VB.NET
12 61 (2.01%) Go
13 58 (1.91%) PHP
14 50 (1.64%) Bash Shell
15 48 (1.58%) VB
16 42 (1.38%) Ruby
17 40 (1.31%) Shell Script
18 35 (1.15%) C
19 29 (0.95%) VBA
20 25 (0.82%) ES6
Qualifications
1 174 (5.72%) Security Cleared
2 140 (4.60%) Degree
3 129 (4.24%) SC Cleared
4 30 (0.99%) Computer Science Degree
5 19 (0.62%) BPSS Clearance
6 16 (0.53%) DV Cleared
7 13 (0.43%) AWS Certification
8 11 (0.36%) ISTQB
9 10 (0.33%) Microsoft Certification
10 5 (0.16%) PhD
11 4 (0.13%) BC Cleared
12 3 (0.099%) ISEB
12 3 (0.099%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 3 (0.099%) Master's Degree
12 3 (0.099%) MCSE
13 2 (0.066%) MCP
13 2 (0.066%) MCSA
13 2 (0.066%) Numerate Degree
13 2 (0.066%) Postgraduate
13 2 (0.066%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 153 (5.03%) QA
2 20 (0.66%) NIST
3 16 (0.53%) PCI DSS
4 12 (0.39%) GDPR
4 12 (0.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 11 (0.36%) Disclosure Scotland
6 10 (0.33%) SLA
6 10 (0.33%) WCAG
7 3 (0.099%) HL7
8 2 (0.066%) Cyber Essentials
8 2 (0.066%) Government Security Classifications
8 2 (0.066%) NCSC
9 1 (0.033%) Actionable Recommendations
9 1 (0.033%) COBIT
9 1 (0.033%) Dodd-Frank
9 1 (0.033%) Good Clinical Practice
9 1 (0.033%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 1 (0.033%) MiFID
9 1 (0.033%) PSD2
9 1 (0.033%) SNOMED CT
System Software
1 249 (8.19%) Docker
2 121 (3.98%) Active Directory
3 19 (0.62%) Virtual Machines
4 13 (0.43%) Hyper-V
5 10 (0.33%) VMware Infrastructure
6 4 (0.13%) OpenAM
6 4 (0.13%) OpenDJ
6 4 (0.13%) Xen
7 3 (0.099%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
7 3 (0.099%) Firmware
7 3 (0.099%) LXC
8 2 (0.066%) Virtual Desktop
9 1 (0.033%) BitLocker
9 1 (0.033%) DFS Replication
9 1 (0.033%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.033%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 295 (9.70%) Kubernetes
2 216 (7.10%) Terraform
3 81 (2.66%) Ansible
4 33 (1.08%) Puppet
5 29 (0.95%) Opscode Chef
6 27 (0.89%) Grafana
7 22 (0.72%) Prometheus
8 14 (0.46%) Nagios
9 13 (0.43%) Single Sign-On
10 10 (0.33%) Microsoft Intune
10 10 (0.33%) MIIS
11 9 (0.30%) HP Fortify
12 7 (0.23%) Istio
13 6 (0.20%) HP ALM
13 6 (0.20%) SCOM
14 5 (0.16%) CA Single Sign-On
14 5 (0.16%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
14 5 (0.16%) Packer
14 5 (0.16%) SCVMM
14 5 (0.16%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 593 (19.49%) Microsoft
2 284 (9.34%) Oracle
3 75 (2.47%) Google
4 48 (1.58%) SAP
5 40 (1.31%) Salesforce.com
6 37 (1.22%) MuleSoft
7 36 (1.18%) Xamarin
8 33 (1.08%) Sitecore
9 28 (0.92%) Splunk
10 27 (0.89%) ServiceNow
11 26 (0.85%) IBM
12 24 (0.79%) Databricks
13 22 (0.72%) DevExpress
13 22 (0.72%) VMware
14 20 (0.66%) Apple
14 20 (0.66%) Atlassian
15 19 (0.62%) New Relic
16 18 (0.59%) Red Hat
17 16 (0.53%) Telerik
18 13 (0.43%) TIBCO