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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 28 June 2022 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
28 Jun 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 36 34 23
Rank change year-on-year -2 -11 -4
Contract jobs citing .NET 5,142 3,829 2,751
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 5.84% 5.96% 6.73%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 21.65% 19.53% 21.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,047 2,881 1,969
10th Percentile £396 £340 £322
25th Percentile £450 £405 £381
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £495 £475
Median % change year-on-year +11.11% +4.21% +5.56%
75th Percentile £675 £619 £575
90th Percentile £775 £700 £664
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £425 £420
% change year-on-year +11.76% +1.19% -1.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 27 14
10th Percentile £20.25 £26.80 £20.24
25th Percentile £35.00 £34.00 £20.50
Median hourly rate £49.99 £40.50 £32.00
Median % change year-on-year +23.42% +26.56% -28.89%
75th Percentile £65.00 £46.00 £45.00
90th Percentile £69.25 £50.65 £45.98
UK excluding London median hourly rate £51.00 £40.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year +25.93% +1.25% -12.35%

.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 23,751 19,607 12,521
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 26.99% 30.50% 30.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 17,419 13,940 8,860
10th Percentile £400 £350 £331
25th Percentile £463 £413 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £500 £500
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% - +2.56%
75th Percentile £673 £600 £588
90th Percentile £763 £688 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +11.11% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 228 195 111
10th Percentile £20.25 £20.01 £20.13
25th Percentile £35.00 £27.87 £31.03
Median hourly rate £50.63 £45.00 £46.00
Median % change year-on-year +12.50% -2.17% +2.22%
75th Percentile £65.77 £57.00 £57.50
90th Percentile £76.08 £66.00 £66.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £54.63 £41.25 £45.00
% change year-on-year +32.42% -8.33% +2.38%

.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 28 June 2022.

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 28 June 2022.

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 28 June 2022. 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
Jobs
England -4 4,200 £550 +10.00% 1,843
Work from Home +12 2,871 £525 +16.67% 1,140
London -7 2,541 £600 +4.35% 650
UK excluding London -2 1,555 £475 +11.76% 1,304
North of England -8 431 £471 +14.24% 354
South East -14 332 £500 +13.64% 278
North West -3 313 £475 +17.28% 194
Midlands +4 245 £450 +12.50% 279
Scotland +4 221 £450 +7.14% 76
South West 0 163 £465 +3.33% 173
East Midlands +6 123 £475 +26.67% 123
West Midlands -11 122 £425 +6.25% 151
Yorkshire -24 99 £460 +7.60% 115
East of England -25 78 £450 +5.88% 102
Wales +2 72 £550 +30.95% 29
North East -10 20 £500 +25.00% 45
Northern Ireland +11 14 £485 +12.79% 15

For the 6 months to 28 June 2022, 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 3,617 (70.34%) C#
2 2,315 (45.02%) Azure
3 1,860 (36.17%) SQL
4 1,853 (36.04%) Agile
5 1,425 (27.71%) JavaScript
6 1,317 (25.61%) DevOps
7 1,311 (25.50%) SQL Server
8 1,200 (23.34%) .NET Core
9 1,160 (22.56%) Microsoft
10 1,086 (21.12%) .NET Framework
11 1,050 (20.42%) Finance
12 1,028 (19.99%) ASP.NET
13 975 (18.96%) Microservices
14 869 (16.90%) HTML
15 865 (16.82%) CI/CD
16 845 (16.43%) AngularJS
17 768 (14.94%) Social Skills
18 747 (14.53%) CSS
19 728 (14.16%) React
20 723 (14.06%) TDD
21 721 (14.02%) Full Stack Development
22 718 (13.96%) AWS
23 702 (13.65%) Software Engineering
24 691 (13.44%) MVC
25 680 (13.22%) Git (software)
26 670 (13.03%) Java
27 640 (12.45%) Azure DevOps
28 635 (12.35%) Scrum
29 600 (11.67%) TypeScript
30 591 (11.49%) Test Automation

.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
1 263 (5.11%) SharePoint
2 146 (2.84%) Confluence
3 86 (1.67%) CMS
4 80 (1.56%) BizTalk Server
5 76 (1.48%) IIS
6 56 (1.09%) Umbraco
7 38 (0.74%) Apache
8 25 (0.49%) nginx
9 24 (0.47%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 24 (0.47%) Tomcat
10 19 (0.37%) EPiServer
10 19 (0.37%) WebLogic
10 19 (0.37%) WebSphere
11 17 (0.33%) Sitecore CMS
11 17 (0.33%) Sitefinity
12 16 (0.31%) MQSeries
13 12 (0.23%) Apache Spark
14 11 (0.21%) Appian
15 10 (0.19%) SharePoint 2013
16 9 (0.18%) Kentico
Applications
1 74 (1.44%) Microsoft Excel
2 29 (0.56%) Microsoft Office
3 24 (0.47%) Spreadsheet
4 16 (0.31%) Microsoft Project
5 12 (0.23%) MS Visio
6 7 (0.14%) InfoPath
7 5 (0.097%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 5 (0.097%) Simulink
8 3 (0.058%) Adobe XD
8 3 (0.058%) Chatbot
9 2 (0.039%) Adobe Illustrator
9 2 (0.039%) Photoshop
10 1 (0.019%) OmniGraffle
10 1 (0.019%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 149 (2.90%) Dynamics CRM
2 82 (1.59%) Dynamics AX
3 18 (0.35%) Endur
4 15 (0.29%) Payment Gateway
5 12 (0.23%) BusinessWorks
5 12 (0.23%) Dynamics NAV
6 9 (0.18%) assyst
6 9 (0.18%) RMDS
7 8 (0.16%) NetSuite
8 6 (0.12%) SunGard Martini
8 6 (0.12%) thinkFolio
9 5 (0.097%) Oracle Payables
9 5 (0.097%) Primavera
9 5 (0.097%) Refinitiv Enterprise Platform
9 5 (0.097%) SDL Web 8
10 4 (0.078%) Bloomberg AIM
10 4 (0.078%) SAP S/4HANA
10 4 (0.078%) Sonata
10 4 (0.078%) Teamcenter
11 3 (0.058%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 2,315 (45.02%) Azure
2 718 (13.96%) AWS
3 640 (12.45%) Azure DevOps
4 344 (6.69%) Serverless
5 298 (5.80%) Power Platform
6 278 (5.41%) Azure Service Bus
7 220 (4.28%) Dynamics 365
8 201 (3.91%) Azure Logic Apps
9 196 (3.81%) SaaS
10 194 (3.77%) Azure Functions
11 177 (3.44%) PowerApps
12 171 (3.33%) PaaS
13 159 (3.09%) Azure Cosmos DB
14 152 (2.96%) GCP
15 124 (2.41%) GitHub
16 100 (1.94%) AWS Lambda
17 99 (1.93%) Microsoft 365
18 94 (1.83%) Azure Data Factory
19 92 (1.79%) IaaS
20 75 (1.46%) Azure AKS
Communications & Networking
1 83 (1.61%) TCP/IP
2 37 (0.72%) Firewall
3 36 (0.70%) DNS
4 28 (0.54%) HTTP
5 27 (0.53%) RTMP
6 25 (0.49%) Internet
7 23 (0.45%) Network Security
8 18 (0.35%) Ethernet
8 18 (0.35%) SSH
9 14 (0.27%) FTP
10 13 (0.25%) DHCP
11 12 (0.23%) IPsec
12 9 (0.18%) LAN
12 9 (0.18%) SAN
12 9 (0.18%) SSL
12 9 (0.18%) WAN
13 8 (0.16%) AMQP
13 8 (0.16%) HTTPS
13 8 (0.16%) SNMP
13 8 (0.16%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,311 (25.50%) SQL Server
2 181 (3.52%) Relational Database
3 169 (3.29%) NoSQL
4 161 (3.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 152 (2.96%) PostgreSQL
6 134 (2.61%) Azure SQL Database
7 125 (2.43%) Power BI
8 121 (2.35%) MongoDB
9 119 (2.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 118 (2.29%) Oracle Database
11 95 (1.85%) Data Warehouse
12 91 (1.77%) MySQL
13 61 (1.19%) DynamoDB
14 52 (1.01%) Elasticsearch
15 51 (0.99%) Redis
16 48 (0.93%) RDBMS
17 43 (0.84%) Big Data
18 40 (0.78%) Data Lake
19 39 (0.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
20 29 (0.56%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 680 (13.22%) Git (software)
2 446 (8.67%) JIRA
3 304 (5.91%) Jenkins
4 282 (5.48%) Visual Studio
5 220 (4.28%) TeamCity
6 188 (3.66%) Selenium
7 152 (2.96%) NUnit
8 151 (2.94%) SpecFlow
9 143 (2.78%) Team Foundation Server
10 106 (2.06%) Bitbucket
11 98 (1.91%) Postman
12 80 (1.56%) Octopus Deploy
13 77 (1.50%) Artifactory
14 74 (1.44%) GitLab
15 70 (1.36%) JMeter
16 69 (1.34%) Visual Studio Team System
17 68 (1.32%) Moq
18 67 (1.30%) Cucumber
19 62 (1.21%) Cypress.io
20 55 (1.07%) Subversion
General
1 1,050 (20.42%) Finance
2 768 (14.94%) Social Skills
3 534 (10.39%) Banking
4 460 (8.95%) Front Office
5 300 (5.83%) Public Sector
6 294 (5.72%) Investment Banking
7 286 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
8 122 (2.37%) Retail
9 89 (1.73%) Back Office
10 74 (1.44%) Presentation Skills
11 67 (1.30%) Manufacturing
12 64 (1.24%) Marketing
13 63 (1.23%) Legal
14 62 (1.21%) Games
15 48 (0.93%) Telecoms
16 43 (0.84%) Law
17 35 (0.68%) Electronics
18 32 (0.62%) Financial Institution
19 30 (0.58%) Aerospace
20 26 (0.51%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 3,228 (62.78%) Developer
2 1,696 (32.98%) .NET Developer
3 876 (17.04%) C# Developer
4 515 (10.02%) C# .NET Developer
5 377 (7.33%) Full Stack Developer
6 317 (6.16%) Architect
7 293 (5.70%) Software Engineer
8 275 (5.35%) Azure Developer
9 272 (5.29%) Senior Developer
10 249 (4.84%) Software Developer
11 199 (3.87%) Analyst
12 160 (3.11%) DevOps Engineer
13 149 (2.90%) Solutions Architect
14 136 (2.64%) .NET Software Developer
15 135 (2.63%) Senior .NET Developer
16 131 (2.55%) .NET Software Engineer
17 130 (2.53%) SQL Developer
18 128 (2.49%) Angular Developer
19 123 (2.39%) React Developer
20 101 (1.96%) Front Office Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,200 (23.34%) .NET Core
2 1,086 (21.12%) .NET Framework
3 1,028 (19.99%) ASP.NET
4 869 (16.90%) HTML
5 845 (16.43%) AngularJS
6 747 (14.53%) CSS
7 728 (14.16%) React
8 554 (10.77%) ASP.NET Web API
9 348 (6.77%) REST
10 343 (6.67%) Entity Framework
11 323 (6.28%) HTML5
12 319 (6.20%) RESTful
13 304 (5.91%) Web Services
14 298 (5.80%) Node.js
15 274 (5.33%) ASP.NET MVC
16 265 (5.15%) jQuery
16 265 (5.15%) XML
17 215 (4.18%) ASP.NET Core
18 213 (4.14%) WPF
19 209 (4.06%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 280 (5.45%) Greenfield Project
2 274 (5.33%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 215 (4.18%) Fixed Income
4 213 (4.14%) User Experience
5 173 (3.36%) Derivative
6 127 (2.47%) Cloud Native
7 122 (2.37%) Hedge funds
8 107 (2.08%) Enterprise Software
9 106 (2.06%) Equities
10 91 (1.77%) Legacy Systems
11 78 (1.52%) Mobile App
12 67 (1.30%) Legacy Code
13 60 (1.17%) Data Structures
14 54 (1.05%) Data Protection Act
15 52 (1.01%) Algorithms
16 50 (0.97%) NHS
17 45 (0.88%) Self-Motivation
18 38 (0.74%) Low-Code
19 29 (0.56%) Legacy Applications
20 28 (0.54%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 506 (9.84%) Windows
2 257 (5.00%) Linux
3 92 (1.79%) Unix
4 77 (1.50%) Windows Server
5 43 (0.84%) Apple iOS
6 34 (0.66%) Android
7 33 (0.64%) Windows 10
8 29 (0.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 9 (0.18%) Ubuntu
10 8 (0.16%) Windows Server 2012
10 8 (0.16%) Windows XP
11 7 (0.14%) Windows Server 2016
12 6 (0.12%) VMS
13 5 (0.097%) AIX
14 4 (0.078%) Mac OS X
14 4 (0.078%) Windows Server 2019
15 2 (0.039%) Debian
16 1 (0.019%) Mac OS
16 1 (0.019%) MVS
16 1 (0.019%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,853 (36.04%) Agile
2 1,317 (25.61%) DevOps
3 975 (18.96%) Microservices
4 865 (16.82%) CI/CD
5 723 (14.06%) TDD
6 721 (14.02%) Full Stack Development
7 702 (13.65%) Software Engineering
8 691 (13.44%) MVC
9 635 (12.35%) Scrum
10 591 (11.49%) Test Automation
11 390 (7.58%) SDLC
12 372 (7.23%) OO
13 365 (7.10%) Continuous Integration
14 354 (6.88%) Problem-Solving
15 321 (6.24%) BDD
16 289 (5.62%) Unit Testing
17 287 (5.58%) Analytics
18 255 (4.96%) Business Intelligence
19 254 (4.94%) Fintech
20 253 (4.92%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 3,617 (70.34%) C#
2 1,860 (36.17%) SQL
3 1,425 (27.71%) JavaScript
4 670 (13.03%) Java
5 600 (11.67%) TypeScript
6 500 (9.72%) Python
7 367 (7.14%) PowerShell
8 327 (6.36%) T-SQL
9 276 (5.37%) C++
10 193 (3.75%) PL/SQL
11 185 (3.60%) VB.NET
12 135 (2.63%) Go
13 85 (1.65%) C
14 80 (1.56%) Bash
14 80 (1.56%) VB
15 70 (1.36%) PHP
16 49 (0.95%) VBA
17 44 (0.86%) Shell Script
18 42 (0.82%) Perl
19 40 (0.78%) XAML
Qualifications
1 350 (6.81%) Security Cleared
2 300 (5.83%) SC Cleared
3 221 (4.30%) Degree
4 61 (1.19%) Computer Science Degree
5 31 (0.60%) BPSS Clearance
6 26 (0.51%) Microsoft Certification
7 25 (0.49%) DV Cleared
8 10 (0.19%) CISSP
8 10 (0.19%) MCSA
9 9 (0.18%) ISTQB
10 8 (0.16%) ISEB
11 7 (0.14%) HND
12 6 (0.12%) CEH
12 6 (0.12%) GIAC
12 6 (0.12%) Master's Degree
12 6 (0.12%) MCP
12 6 (0.12%) Numerate Degree
13 5 (0.097%) CSSLP
13 5 (0.097%) MCSE
13 5 (0.097%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 268 (5.21%) QA
2 43 (0.84%) Accessibility
3 21 (0.41%) Data Quality
3 21 (0.41%) GDPR
4 17 (0.33%) PMO
5 15 (0.29%) WCAG
6 11 (0.21%) MiFID
6 11 (0.21%) SLA
7 8 (0.16%) ISO 20022
8 6 (0.12%) NCSC
9 5 (0.097%) Actionable Recommendations
9 5 (0.097%) CRD IV
9 5 (0.097%) EMIR
10 4 (0.078%) Disclosure Scotland
10 4 (0.078%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 4 (0.078%) PCI DSS
11 3 (0.058%) GRC
11 3 (0.058%) ISO/IEC 27005
11 3 (0.058%) NIST
12 2 (0.039%) NIST 800
System Software
1 517 (10.05%) Docker
2 98 (1.91%) Active Directory
3 26 (0.51%) Virtual Machines
3 26 (0.51%) VMware Infrastructure
4 15 (0.29%) VMware NSX
5 14 (0.27%) vSphere
6 10 (0.19%) Virtual Desktop
7 8 (0.16%) Oracle RAC
8 4 (0.078%) Hyper-V
8 4 (0.078%) LXC
9 3 (0.058%) VMware ESXi
10 2 (0.039%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 2 (0.039%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 575 (11.18%) Kubernetes
2 273 (5.31%) Terraform
3 161 (3.13%) Ansible
4 51 (0.99%) Grafana
5 43 (0.84%) Opscode Chef
6 36 (0.70%) Puppet
7 28 (0.54%) Prometheus
8 26 (0.51%) Kibana
9 24 (0.47%) BladeLogic
10 23 (0.45%) MIIS
11 19 (0.37%) Single Sign-On
12 16 (0.31%) PowerCLI
12 16 (0.31%) vRealize
13 12 (0.23%) Control-M
13 12 (0.23%) WMI
14 11 (0.21%) vRealize Orchestrator
15 10 (0.19%) Salt
16 9 (0.18%) HP Fortify
17 7 (0.14%) Microsoft Intune
17 7 (0.14%) SCOM
Vendors
1 1,160 (22.56%) Microsoft
2 569 (11.07%) Oracle
3 172 (3.35%) SAP
4 90 (1.75%) Sitecore
5 84 (1.63%) Google
6 82 (1.59%) TIBCO
7 64 (1.24%) DevExpress
8 54 (1.05%) Databricks
9 49 (0.95%) IBM
10 47 (0.91%) Citrix
10 47 (0.91%) VMware
11 38 (0.74%) Atlassian
12 32 (0.62%) Telerik
13 30 (0.58%) Splunk
14 29 (0.56%) Xamarin
15 26 (0.51%) Red Hat
16 25 (0.49%) Dynatrace
16 25 (0.49%) OpenLink
17 24 (0.47%) Salesforce.com
18 23 (0.45%) MuleSoft