Period
to 18 August 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 18 August 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
18 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 20 21 16
Rank change year-on-year +1 -5 0
Contract jobs citing .NET 7139 7980 9257
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 7.40% 7.35% 8.21%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 23.01% 25.50% 29.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 5194 5791 6610
UK median daily rate £410 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% +6.67% +2.74%
10th Percentile £296 £280 £268
90th Percentile £588 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +3.57% - +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 96 99 116
UK median hourly rate £43.13 £40.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.81% - +14.29%
10th Percentile £22.49 £11.00 £14.69
90th Percentile £54.69 £46.80 £52.19
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.13 £40.00 £39.55
% change year-on-year +7.81% +1.14% +13.00%

.NET is in the industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 31024 31293 30902
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 32.18% 28.80% 27.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 21422 21878 20514
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +3.90%
10th Percentile £308 £294 £269
90th Percentile £625 £588 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year +3.90% +2.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 386 378 469
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £36.00 £37.04
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.11% -2.81% +5.83%
10th Percentile £16.00 £12.25 £15.03
90th Percentile £53.75 £50.00 £54.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £36.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year +11.11% -2.70% +10.63%

.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 18 August 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 18 August 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 18 August 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 +2 6614 £423 +5.63% 1724
UK excluding London +4 3973 £363 +3.57% 1236
London +1 3089 £475 +5.56% 561
South East -3 1046 £375 - 325
North of England +6 916 £350 +1.45% 369
Midlands +2 662 £350 - 204
South West +2 517 £375 +7.14% 148
North West +5 493 £360 +4.35% 209
East of England +7 387 £364 -3.00% 114
East Midlands -3 336 £340 +0.74% 103
Yorkshire -4 331 £340 -2.86% 150
West Midlands +3 319 £350 - 101
Scotland +14 303 £363 +11.54% 61
Wales -1 100 £366 -5.48% 14
North East +32 92 £350 +7.69% 10
Northern Ireland -17 65 £375 +15.38% 1
Isle of Man - 1 £210 -

For the 6 months to 18 August 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 5066 (70.96%) C#
2 2922 (40.93%) Agile Software Development
3 2848 (39.89%) SQL Server
4 2661 (37.27%) ASP.NET
5 2609 (36.55%) MVC
6 2574 (36.06%) SQL
7 2522 (35.33%) JavaScript
8 1986 (27.82%) Microsoft
9 1952 (27.34%) HTML
10 1739 (24.36%) CSS
11 1578 (22.10%) AngularJS
12 1433 (20.07%) TDD
13 1312 (18.38%) Finance
14 1298 (18.18%) .NET Framework
15 1256 (17.59%) ASP.NET MVC
16 1211 (16.96%) ASP.NET Web API
17 1050 (14.71%) Microsoft Azure
18 1014 (14.20%) jQuery
19 999 (13.99%) Web Services
20 994 (13.92%) Scrum
21 977 (13.69%) Windows
22 877 (12.28%) WCF
23 874 (12.24%) Java
24 856 (11.99%) Team Foundation Server
25 800 (11.21%) HTML5
26 753 (10.55%) Visual Studio
27 707 (9.90%) Continuous Integration
28 698 (9.78%) Web Development
29 672 (9.41%) Oracle
30 654 (9.16%) Entity Framework

.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
1 392 (5.49%) CMS
2 378 (5.29%) SharePoint
3 369 (5.17%) IIS
4 158 (2.21%) Elasticsearch
5 156 (2.19%) Umbraco
6 155 (2.17%) Sitecore CMS
7 118 (1.65%) BizTalk Server
7 118 (1.65%) SharePoint 2013
8 103 (1.44%) Confluence
9 96 (1.34%) NServiceBus
10 95 (1.33%) EPiServer
11 94 (1.32%) Apache
12 87 (1.22%) WebSphere
13 60 (0.84%) Tomcat
14 52 (0.73%) SharePoint 2010
15 43 (0.60%) Oracle SOA Suite
16 38 (0.53%) Apache Solr
16 38 (0.53%) JBoss
17 34 (0.48%) nginx
18 32 (0.45%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 194 (2.72%) Microsoft Excel
2 111 (1.55%) Microsoft Office
3 33 (0.46%) Spreadsheet
4 23 (0.32%) MS Visio
5 20 (0.28%) Photoshop
6 15 (0.21%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 11 (0.15%) Microsoft Project
8 10 (0.14%) Adobe Illustrator
9 9 (0.13%) InfoPath
10 5 (0.070%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 2 (0.028%) Adobe After Effects
11 2 (0.028%) Adobe Premiere
11 2 (0.028%) InVision
12 1 (0.014%) Chatbot
12 1 (0.014%) HipChat
12 1 (0.014%) Mingle
12 1 (0.014%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 358 (5.01%) Dynamics CRM
2 63 (0.88%) Dynamics AX
3 24 (0.34%) Endur
4 17 (0.24%) ION MarketView
5 16 (0.22%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 10 (0.14%) RMDS
7 8 (0.11%) Dynamics NAV
7 8 (0.11%) Oracle Applications
8 7 (0.098%) Remedy ITSM
9 6 (0.084%) Eloqua
9 6 (0.084%) Magento
9 6 (0.084%) SessionCam
9 6 (0.084%) Teamcenter
10 5 (0.070%) SDL Web 8
11 4 (0.056%) Adobe Campaign
11 4 (0.056%) Dynamics GP
11 4 (0.056%) Oracle BPM
11 4 (0.056%) Oracle ERP
11 4 (0.056%) SAP HCM
12 3 (0.042%) SunGard GMI
Cloud Services
1 1050 (14.71%) Microsoft Azure
2 470 (6.58%) Amazon AWS
3 114 (1.60%) PaaS
4 100 (1.40%) SaaS
5 93 (1.30%) Office 365
6 71 (0.99%) GitHub
7 69 (0.97%) Dynamics 365
8 67 (0.94%) IaaS
9 59 (0.83%) Amazon EC2
10 37 (0.52%) Google Cloud Platform
11 33 (0.46%) AWS Lambda
12 28 (0.39%) Cloud Computing
12 28 (0.39%) OpenShift
13 19 (0.27%) AWS CloudFormation
14 17 (0.24%) Azure Active Directory
14 17 (0.24%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
14 17 (0.24%) Salesforce Service Cloud
15 16 (0.22%) Google App Engine
16 13 (0.18%) OneDrive
17 11 (0.15%) Akamai
Communications & Networking
1 102 (1.43%) HTTP
2 98 (1.37%) Internet
3 83 (1.16%) DNS
4 78 (1.09%) Firewall
4 78 (1.09%) TCP/IP
5 63 (0.88%) Intranet
6 62 (0.87%) LDAP
7 42 (0.59%) SSL
8 30 (0.42%) DHCP
9 25 (0.35%) FTP
9 25 (0.35%) IPsec
10 24 (0.34%) WAN
11 20 (0.28%) Network Security
11 20 (0.28%) PuTTY
11 20 (0.28%) WinSCP
12 18 (0.25%) LAN
13 15 (0.21%) SMTP
14 14 (0.20%) Kerberos
15 13 (0.18%) VLAN
15 13 (0.18%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2848 (39.89%) SQL Server
2 380 (5.32%) NoSQL
3 366 (5.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 350 (4.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 343 (4.80%) SQL Server 2008
6 319 (4.47%) SQL Server 2012
7 281 (3.94%) Relational Database
8 267 (3.74%) MongoDB
9 177 (2.48%) Oracle Database
10 141 (1.98%) Data Warehouse
11 138 (1.93%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 110 (1.54%) RDBMS
13 105 (1.47%) SQL Server 2005
14 103 (1.44%) Big Data
15 100 (1.40%) MySQL
16 94 (1.32%) Hadoop
17 82 (1.15%) SQL Server 2014
18 78 (1.09%) SQL Server 2016
19 77 (1.08%) Oracle Database 11g
20 63 (0.88%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 856 (11.99%) Team Foundation Server
2 753 (10.55%) Visual Studio
3 644 (9.02%) Git (software)
4 412 (5.77%) TeamCity
5 346 (4.85%) JIRA
6 308 (4.31%) NUnit
7 299 (4.19%) Selenium
8 285 (3.99%) Octopus Deploy
9 263 (3.68%) Jenkins
10 227 (3.18%) SpecFlow
11 179 (2.51%) Subversion
12 125 (1.75%) gulp
13 112 (1.57%) Moq
14 107 (1.50%) MSTest
15 103 (1.44%) Cucumber
16 90 (1.26%) Maven
17 82 (1.15%) MSBuild
18 78 (1.09%) Visual Studio Team System
19 74 (1.04%) Atlassian Bamboo
20 73 (1.02%) Bitbucket
General
1 1312 (18.38%) Finance
2 652 (9.13%) Banking
3 314 (4.40%) Front Office
4 248 (3.47%) Investment Banking
5 214 (3.00%) Retail
6 186 (2.61%) Marketing
7 129 (1.81%) Advertising
7 129 (1.81%) Manufacturing
8 110 (1.54%) Back Office
9 106 (1.48%) Telecoms
10 70 (0.98%) Electronics
11 54 (0.76%) Financial Institution
12 50 (0.70%) Legal
13 47 (0.66%) Automotive
14 41 (0.57%) Games
15 39 (0.55%) Law
16 29 (0.41%) Publishing
17 24 (0.34%) Pharmaceutical
18 16 (0.22%) Local Government
19 14 (0.20%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 5282 (73.99%) Developer
2 2855 (39.99%) .NET Developer
3 1949 (27.30%) C# Developer
4 1304 (18.27%) C# .NET Developer
5 547 (7.66%) ASP.NET Developer
6 519 (7.27%) SQL Developer
7 518 (7.26%) Senior Developer
8 477 (6.68%) Full Stack Developer
9 417 (5.84%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
10 401 (5.62%) C# ASP.NET Developer
11 390 (5.46%) Angular Developer
12 330 (4.62%) Architect
13 294 (4.12%) Analyst
14 289 (4.05%) Senior .NET Developer
15 267 (3.74%) Software Developer
16 250 (3.50%) Web Developer
17 243 (3.40%) JavaScript Developer
18 230 (3.22%) WPF Developer
19 218 (3.05%) Senior C# Developer
20 213 (2.98%) Sitecore Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2661 (37.27%) ASP.NET
2 1952 (27.34%) HTML
3 1739 (24.36%) CSS
4 1578 (22.10%) AngularJS
5 1298 (18.18%) .NET Framework
6 1256 (17.59%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1211 (16.96%) ASP.NET Web API
8 1014 (14.20%) jQuery
9 999 (13.99%) Web Services
10 877 (12.28%) WCF
11 800 (11.21%) HTML5
12 654 (9.16%) Entity Framework
13 636 (8.91%) XML
14 600 (8.40%) REST
15 596 (8.35%) WPF
16 451 (6.32%) RESTful
17 421 (5.90%) CSS3
18 403 (5.65%) React
19 401 (5.62%) Twitter Bootstrap
20 376 (5.27%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 437 (6.12%) Greenfield Project
2 357 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
3 310 (4.34%) User Experience
4 220 (3.08%) Computer Science
5 160 (2.24%) Fixed Income
6 145 (2.03%) Mobile App
7 140 (1.96%) Enterprise Software
8 138 (1.93%) Derivative
9 135 (1.89%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 105 (1.47%) Fintech
11 101 (1.41%) Algorithms
12 97 (1.36%) Equities
13 70 (0.98%) Hedge funds
14 69 (0.97%) Management Information System
15 64 (0.90%) N-Tier
16 61 (0.85%) Virtual Team
17 55 (0.77%) Market Risk
18 51 (0.71%) Client/Server
19 50 (0.70%) Credit Risk
20 47 (0.66%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 977 (13.69%) Windows
2 329 (4.61%) Linux
3 245 (3.43%) Windows Server
4 183 (2.56%) Unix
5 119 (1.67%) Android
6 110 (1.54%) Apple iOS
7 101 (1.41%) Windows Server 2012
8 68 (0.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 52 (0.73%) Windows Server 2008
10 43 (0.60%) Windows 7
11 28 (0.39%) Windows Server 2003
12 27 (0.38%) Solaris
13 17 (0.24%) Windows Mobile
14 16 (0.22%) Ubuntu
14 16 (0.22%) Windows 10
15 12 (0.17%) CentOS
16 8 (0.11%) Windows 8
17 6 (0.084%) Debian
18 5 (0.070%) CoreOS
18 5 (0.070%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2922 (40.93%) Agile Software Development
2 2609 (36.55%) MVC
3 1433 (20.07%) TDD
4 994 (13.92%) Scrum
5 707 (9.90%) Continuous Integration
6 698 (9.78%) Web Development
7 620 (8.68%) DevOps
8 605 (8.47%) Unit Testing
9 597 (8.36%) BDD
10 596 (8.35%) Test Automation
11 534 (7.48%) OO
12 492 (6.89%) Software Engineering
13 457 (6.40%) CRM
14 416 (5.83%) SDLC
15 409 (5.73%) SOLID
16 373 (5.22%) E-Commerce
17 337 (4.72%) SOA
18 325 (4.55%) Microservices
19 316 (4.43%) Migration
20 309 (4.33%) Front End Development
Programming Languages
1 5066 (70.96%) C#
2 2574 (36.06%) SQL
3 2522 (35.33%) JavaScript
4 874 (12.24%) Java
5 632 (8.85%) T-SQL
6 479 (6.71%) VB.NET
7 418 (5.86%) PowerShell
8 278 (3.89%) TypeScript
9 275 (3.85%) Python
10 236 (3.31%) C++
11 198 (2.77%) VB
12 175 (2.45%) PL/SQL
13 142 (1.99%) VBA
14 140 (1.96%) Ruby
15 122 (1.71%) PHP
16 114 (1.60%) C
17 103 (1.44%) Perl
18 87 (1.22%) XAML
19 76 (1.06%) VB6
20 71 (0.99%) Scala
Qualifications
1 351 (4.92%) Degree
2 279 (3.91%) Security Cleared
3 181 (2.54%) SC Cleared
4 101 (1.41%) Computer Science Degree
5 98 (1.37%) Microsoft Certification
6 46 (0.64%) DV Cleared
7 41 (0.57%) ISEB
8 36 (0.50%) ISTQB
9 25 (0.35%) BPSS Clearance
9 25 (0.35%) Numerate Degree
10 23 (0.32%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 20 (0.28%) MCSE
12 16 (0.22%) Master's Degree
13 13 (0.18%) MCTS
14 12 (0.17%) MCP
15 11 (0.15%) ISEB Practitioner
16 10 (0.14%) HNC
17 9 (0.13%) Cisco Certification
18 8 (0.11%) AWS Certification
18 8 (0.11%) MCPD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 296 (4.15%) QA
2 35 (0.49%) MiFID
3 19 (0.27%) Data Quality
4 14 (0.20%) Disclosure Scotland
5 13 (0.18%) PCI DSS
5 13 (0.18%) SLA
6 10 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 10 (0.14%) MIL-STD-1553
6 10 (0.14%) PMO
7 8 (0.11%) WCAG
8 7 (0.098%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 6 (0.084%) GAAP
9 6 (0.084%) SEPA
10 5 (0.070%) COBIT
10 5 (0.070%) IFRS
11 4 (0.056%) HL7
11 4 (0.056%) IFRS 9
12 3 (0.042%) EMIR
12 3 (0.042%) Solvency II
13 2 (0.028%) UCITS
System Software
1 187 (2.62%) Active Directory
2 170 (2.38%) Docker
3 50 (0.70%) VMware Infrastructure
4 28 (0.39%) Virtual Machines
5 25 (0.35%) vSphere
6 16 (0.22%) Xen
7 11 (0.15%) Hyper-V
8 10 (0.14%) VMware ESXi
9 9 (0.13%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 8 (0.11%) Firmware
10 8 (0.11%) Oracle RAC
11 7 (0.098%) Virtual Servers
12 6 (0.084%) Terminal Services
13 5 (0.070%) HDFS
13 5 (0.070%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 5 (0.070%) UAG
14 4 (0.056%) Apache Flume
14 4 (0.056%) NFS
14 4 (0.056%) Platform Symphony
14 4 (0.056%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 142 (1.99%) Opscode Chef
2 113 (1.58%) Puppet
3 94 (1.32%) Ansible
4 26 (0.36%) Kubernetes
5 25 (0.35%) Terraform
6 24 (0.34%) HP Quality Center
7 19 (0.27%) vRealize
8 17 (0.24%) Control-M
9 16 (0.22%) Kibana
10 11 (0.15%) HP Fortify
10 11 (0.15%) SCOM
10 11 (0.15%) SCOrch
11 10 (0.14%) CA Single Sign-On
11 10 (0.14%) Nagios
12 9 (0.13%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
13 8 (0.11%) Mesos
13 8 (0.11%) Netcool
14 7 (0.098%) logstash
14 7 (0.098%) WebSphere Cast Iron
15 6 (0.084%) Rancher
Vendors
1 1986 (27.82%) Microsoft
2 672 (9.41%) Oracle
3 366 (5.13%) Sitecore
4 127 (1.78%) SAP
5 99 (1.39%) Xamarin
6 91 (1.27%) VMware
7 86 (1.20%) IBM
8 84 (1.18%) Red Hat
9 82 (1.15%) HP
10 81 (1.13%) Google
11 70 (0.98%) Salesforce.com
12 61 (0.85%) Atlassian
13 56 (0.78%) Sybase
13 56 (0.78%) Telerik
14 36 (0.50%) DevExpress
15 33 (0.46%) ServiceNow
16 31 (0.43%) Blue Prism
17 30 (0.42%) Nintex
18 29 (0.41%) Citrix
19 28 (0.39%) Splunk