Period
to 22 June 2018

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 22 June 2018 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
22 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 18 17 21
Rank change year-on-year -1 +4 -5
Contract jobs citing .NET 7,901 6,915 7,904
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 7.88% 7.57% 7.40%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 23.65% 23.62% 25.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,893 5,009 5,748
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £310 £280 £281
90th Percentile £619 £588 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £382 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +9.00% - +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 54 93 100
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +13.33% +7.14%
10th Percentile £24.50 £16.66 £11.00
90th Percentile £56.75 £54.38 £55.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year - +13.33% +7.14%

.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 33,402 29,276 30,431
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 33.32% 32.05% 28.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 23,473 20,245 21,269
UK median daily rate £470 £443 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.09% +4.24% +6.25%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £288
90th Percentile £625 £613 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +3.75% +6.67% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 347 377 418
UK median hourly rate £42.25 £41.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.05% +9.33% +7.14%
10th Percentile £15.15 £15.70 £13.50
90th Percentile £65.90 £53.75 £55.99
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £40.25 £37.50
% change year-on-year -0.62% +7.33% +7.14%

.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 22 June 2018.

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 22 June 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for .NET in the UK

.NET
Top 16 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 22 June 2018. 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 7,254 £438 +6.06% 3,443
UK excluding London +2 4,330 £382 +9.00% 2,663
London +1 3,488 £500 +5.26% 991
North of England +1 1,133 £375 +7.14% 717
South East +2 1,121 £400 +6.67% 708
Midlands +1 715 £400 +15.94% 469
North West +4 577 £375 +7.14% 389
South West +2 532 £388 +6.16% 306
Yorkshire +1 470 £375 +10.29% 267
West Midlands +3 431 £400 +15.11% 231
Scotland -6 375 £388 +6.90% 130
East Midlands -2 277 £386 +13.60% 237
East of England -14 275 £388 +3.33% 251
Wales +7 119 £410 +11.95% 55
North East -13 89 £325 -7.14% 61
Northern Ireland +16 79 £432 +15.07% 26

For the 6 months to 22 June 2018, 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 5,956 (75.38%) C#
2 3,632 (45.97%) Agile Software Development
3 3,178 (40.22%) SQL Server
4 2,883 (36.49%) SQL
5 2,788 (35.29%) ASP.NET
6 2,761 (34.94%) JavaScript
7 2,647 (33.50%) MVC
8 2,019 (25.55%) HTML
9 1,970 (24.93%) Microsoft
10 1,900 (24.05%) Microsoft Azure
11 1,763 (22.31%) AngularJS
12 1,753 (22.19%) CSS
13 1,704 (21.57%) TDD
14 1,551 (19.63%) Finance
15 1,536 (19.44%) .NET Framework
16 1,516 (19.19%) ASP.NET Web API
17 1,395 (17.66%) ASP.NET MVC
18 1,123 (14.21%) Scrum
19 1,037 (13.12%) Web Services
20 1,035 (13.10%) jQuery
21 885 (11.20%) WCF
22 873 (11.05%) Windows
23 864 (10.94%) Visual Studio
24 856 (10.83%) Java
25 830 (10.50%) DevOps
26 808 (10.23%) Microservices
27 806 (10.20%) Git (software)
28 802 (10.15%) Continuous Integration
29 783 (9.91%) BDD
30 769 (9.73%) Amazon AWS

.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
1 323 (4.09%) CMS
2 320 (4.05%) IIS
3 244 (3.09%) SharePoint
4 154 (1.95%) NServiceBus
5 153 (1.94%) Umbraco
6 151 (1.91%) Elasticsearch
7 128 (1.62%) Confluence
8 126 (1.59%) Sitecore CMS
9 109 (1.38%) BizTalk Server
10 74 (0.94%) Apache
11 66 (0.84%) EPiServer
12 63 (0.80%) WebSphere
13 58 (0.73%) SharePoint 2013
14 53 (0.67%) SharePoint 2010
15 49 (0.62%) Oracle SOA Suite
16 45 (0.57%) SharePoint Server
17 40 (0.51%) Tomcat
18 35 (0.44%) Adobe Experience Manager
19 34 (0.43%) Apache Solr
20 31 (0.39%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 134 (1.70%) Microsoft Excel
2 79 (1.00%) Microsoft Office
3 34 (0.43%) InfoPath
4 25 (0.32%) Photoshop
5 17 (0.22%) MS Visio
5 17 (0.22%) Spreadsheet
6 8 (0.10%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 7 (0.089%) Microsoft Project
8 6 (0.076%) Maya
9 5 (0.063%) Adobe Illustrator
9 5 (0.063%) HipChat
10 3 (0.038%) Acrobat
10 3 (0.038%) Blender
10 3 (0.038%) NUKE
10 3 (0.038%) SOLIDWORKS
11 2 (0.025%) 3ds Max
11 2 (0.025%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 2 (0.025%) Chatbot
11 2 (0.025%) InDesign
11 2 (0.025%) Pipeline Pilot
Business Applications
1 235 (2.97%) Dynamics CRM
2 25 (0.32%) thinkFolio
3 17 (0.22%) Markit EDM
4 14 (0.18%) Dynamics AX
4 14 (0.18%) Eagle PACE
4 14 (0.18%) Elite 3E
4 14 (0.18%) Front Arena
5 13 (0.16%) Dynamics NAV
6 12 (0.15%) SAP S/4HANA
7 9 (0.11%) Magento
7 9 (0.11%) Oracle EBS
8 8 (0.10%) ION MarketView
9 7 (0.089%) Infor M3
9 7 (0.089%) Sage 200
9 7 (0.089%) SimCorp Dimension
10 6 (0.076%) Bloomberg AIM
10 6 (0.076%) Endur
11 5 (0.063%) SDL Web 8
12 4 (0.051%) DELMIA
12 4 (0.051%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 1,900 (24.05%) Microsoft Azure
2 769 (9.73%) Amazon AWS
3 157 (1.99%) PaaS
4 118 (1.49%) Serverless
5 114 (1.44%) Cloud Computing
6 113 (1.43%) SaaS
7 109 (1.38%) GitHub
8 101 (1.28%) Office 365
9 89 (1.13%) Google Cloud Platform
10 83 (1.05%) Dynamics 365
11 75 (0.95%) IaaS
12 63 (0.80%) Amazon EC2
13 57 (0.72%) npm
14 42 (0.53%) NuGet
15 41 (0.52%) AWS Lambda
16 35 (0.44%) AWS CloudFormation
17 27 (0.34%) Azure Active Directory
18 23 (0.29%) Google Analytics
19 19 (0.24%) Virtual Private Cloud
20 18 (0.23%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 143 (1.81%) HTTP
2 110 (1.39%) Internet
3 55 (0.70%) TCP/IP
4 48 (0.61%) FTP
5 46 (0.58%) DNS
6 45 (0.57%) SMS
7 41 (0.52%) Firewall
8 40 (0.51%) SSL
9 32 (0.41%) Intranet
10 29 (0.37%) AMQP
10 29 (0.37%) PuTTY
10 29 (0.37%) WinSCP
11 23 (0.29%) HTTPS
11 23 (0.29%) SMTP
12 19 (0.24%) DHCP
13 18 (0.23%) IPsec
14 17 (0.22%) SAN
15 16 (0.20%) Skype
16 14 (0.18%) DKIM
16 14 (0.18%) DMARC
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3,178 (40.22%) SQL Server
2 440 (5.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 395 (5.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 319 (4.04%) SQL Server 2012
5 317 (4.01%) Relational Database
6 314 (3.97%) NoSQL
7 216 (2.73%) MongoDB
8 214 (2.71%) SQL Server 2008
9 171 (2.16%) SQL Server 2016
10 165 (2.09%) Data Warehouse
11 146 (1.85%) Oracle Database
12 145 (1.84%) MySQL
13 139 (1.76%) SQL Server 2014
14 130 (1.65%) RDBMS
15 126 (1.59%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 111 (1.40%) Azure SQL Database
17 103 (1.30%) Power BI
18 95 (1.20%) Big Data
18 95 (1.20%) PostgreSQL
19 73 (0.92%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 864 (10.94%) Visual Studio
2 806 (10.20%) Git (software)
3 725 (9.18%) Team Foundation Server
4 448 (5.67%) TeamCity
5 398 (5.04%) JIRA
6 366 (4.63%) NUnit
7 351 (4.44%) Octopus Deploy
8 345 (4.37%) Selenium
9 342 (4.33%) Jenkins
10 278 (3.52%) Visual Studio Team System
11 275 (3.48%) SpecFlow
12 135 (1.71%) Subversion
13 130 (1.65%) MSTest
14 103 (1.30%) Cucumber
15 102 (1.29%) Bitbucket
16 90 (1.14%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 88 (1.11%) ReSharper
18 84 (1.06%) gulp
19 78 (0.99%) Moq
20 77 (0.97%) WebDriver
General
1 1,551 (19.63%) Finance
2 678 (8.58%) Banking
3 312 (3.95%) Front Office
4 235 (2.97%) Retail
5 232 (2.94%) Investment Banking
6 131 (1.66%) Marketing
7 118 (1.49%) Advertising
8 112 (1.42%) Law
9 105 (1.33%) Back Office
10 94 (1.19%) Financial Institution
11 79 (1.00%) Legal
12 65 (0.82%) Games
13 57 (0.72%) Manufacturing
14 52 (0.66%) Telecoms
15 31 (0.39%) Automotive
16 27 (0.34%) Electronics
17 16 (0.20%) Publishing
17 16 (0.20%) Retail Banking
18 13 (0.16%) General Ledger
19 12 (0.15%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 5,696 (72.09%) Developer
2 3,163 (40.03%) .NET Developer
3 2,222 (28.12%) C# Developer
4 1,334 (16.88%) C# .NET Developer
5 664 (8.40%) Senior Developer
6 580 (7.34%) ASP.NET Developer
7 528 (6.68%) Full Stack Developer
8 508 (6.43%) Architect
9 491 (6.21%) SQL Developer
10 442 (5.59%) C# ASP.NET Developer
11 399 (5.05%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
12 385 (4.87%) Angular Developer
13 369 (4.67%) Senior .NET Developer
14 361 (4.57%) Software Developer
15 287 (3.63%) JavaScript Developer
16 255 (3.23%) Senior C# Developer
17 253 (3.20%) Azure Developer
18 244 (3.09%) Analyst
19 238 (3.01%) Web Developer
20 234 (2.96%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2,788 (35.29%) ASP.NET
2 2,019 (25.55%) HTML
3 1,763 (22.31%) AngularJS
4 1,753 (22.19%) CSS
5 1,536 (19.44%) .NET Framework
6 1,516 (19.19%) ASP.NET Web API
7 1,395 (17.66%) ASP.NET MVC
8 1,037 (13.12%) Web Services
9 1,035 (13.10%) jQuery
10 885 (11.20%) WCF
11 761 (9.63%) HTML5
12 726 (9.19%) Entity Framework
13 697 (8.82%) REST
14 681 (8.62%) .NET Core
15 662 (8.38%) React
16 594 (7.52%) WPF
17 556 (7.04%) XML
18 548 (6.94%) RESTful
19 433 (5.48%) Node.js
20 428 (5.42%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 553 (7.00%) Greenfield Project
2 376 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
3 277 (3.51%) User Experience
4 230 (2.91%) Enterprise Software
5 229 (2.90%) Fintech
6 215 (2.72%) Computer Science
7 172 (2.18%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 142 (1.80%) Mobile App
9 128 (1.62%) Self-Motivation
10 125 (1.58%) Fixed Income
11 117 (1.48%) Algorithms
12 99 (1.25%) Derivative
13 96 (1.22%) Hedge funds
14 79 (1.00%) Equities
15 66 (0.84%) Client/Server
16 62 (0.78%) Public Cloud
17 60 (0.76%) N-Tier
18 58 (0.73%) Management Information System
19 51 (0.65%) NHS
20 45 (0.57%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 873 (11.05%) Windows
2 295 (3.73%) Linux
3 269 (3.40%) Windows Server
4 160 (2.03%) Android
5 150 (1.90%) Apple iOS
6 119 (1.51%) Unix
7 113 (1.43%) Windows Server 2012
8 56 (0.71%) Windows Server 2008
9 47 (0.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 34 (0.43%) Windows Server 2003
11 31 (0.39%) Windows 10
12 25 (0.32%) Windows 7
13 8 (0.10%) Solaris
13 8 (0.10%) Windows Embedded Compact
13 8 (0.10%) Windows Phone
13 8 (0.10%) zOS
14 7 (0.089%) VMS
15 6 (0.076%) Ubuntu
16 5 (0.063%) Nucleus RTOS
16 5 (0.063%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 3,632 (45.97%) Agile Software Development
2 2,647 (33.50%) MVC
3 1,704 (21.57%) TDD
4 1,123 (14.21%) Scrum
5 830 (10.50%) DevOps
6 808 (10.23%) Microservices
7 802 (10.15%) Continuous Integration
8 783 (9.91%) BDD
9 741 (9.38%) Test Automation
10 695 (8.80%) Unit Testing
11 664 (8.40%) Web Development
12 636 (8.05%) E-Commerce
13 626 (7.92%) OO
14 596 (7.54%) Software Engineering
15 534 (6.76%) Problem-Solving
16 491 (6.21%) SOA
17 480 (6.08%) SOLID
18 417 (5.28%) SDLC
19 361 (4.57%) Front End Development
20 358 (4.53%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 5,956 (75.38%) C#
2 2,883 (36.49%) SQL
3 2,761 (34.94%) JavaScript
4 856 (10.83%) Java
5 629 (7.96%) T-SQL
6 492 (6.23%) VB.NET
7 455 (5.76%) PowerShell
8 380 (4.81%) TypeScript
9 276 (3.49%) C++
9 276 (3.49%) Python
10 189 (2.39%) VB
11 173 (2.19%) PL/SQL
12 146 (1.85%) VBA
13 145 (1.84%) PHP
14 98 (1.24%) C
15 92 (1.16%) Ruby
16 75 (0.95%) R
17 66 (0.84%) VB6
18 61 (0.77%) VBScript
19 56 (0.71%) ES6
Qualifications
1 368 (4.66%) Degree
2 318 (4.02%) Security Cleared
3 239 (3.02%) SC Cleared
4 102 (1.29%) Computer Science Degree
5 79 (1.00%) Microsoft Certification
6 53 (0.67%) ISEB
7 48 (0.61%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 46 (0.58%) ISTQB
9 34 (0.43%) MCSE
9 34 (0.43%) TOGAF Certification
10 32 (0.41%) BPSS Clearance
11 27 (0.34%) ISEB Practitioner
12 21 (0.27%) Numerate Degree
13 17 (0.22%) CISSP
14 14 (0.18%) DV Cleared
15 11 (0.14%) CSSLP
15 11 (0.14%) MCP
16 9 (0.11%) CISA
16 9 (0.11%) CISM
16 9 (0.11%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 345 (4.37%) QA
2 42 (0.53%) SLA
3 40 (0.51%) PCI DSS
4 37 (0.47%) GDPR
4 37 (0.47%) HL7
5 23 (0.29%) Data Quality
6 21 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 13 (0.16%) MiFID
8 12 (0.15%) PMO
8 12 (0.15%) WAI
9 9 (0.11%) GCP
9 9 (0.11%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 9 (0.11%) WCAG
10 7 (0.089%) ISO 9001
11 6 (0.076%) Disclosure Scotland
12 5 (0.063%) EMIR
13 3 (0.038%) Dodd-Frank
13 3 (0.038%) Solvency II
14 2 (0.025%) Cyber Essentials
14 2 (0.025%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
System Software
1 390 (4.94%) Docker
2 134 (1.70%) Active Directory
3 54 (0.68%) VMware Infrastructure
4 32 (0.41%) vSphere
5 28 (0.35%) Virtual Machines
6 17 (0.22%) Xen
7 14 (0.18%) Hyper-V
7 14 (0.18%) VMware ESXi
8 11 (0.14%) Microsoft App-V
9 9 (0.11%) Platform Symphony
9 9 (0.11%) Varnish
10 7 (0.089%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 6 (0.076%) Firmware
12 4 (0.051%) XenApp
12 4 (0.051%) XenDesktop
13 3 (0.038%) QEMU
14 2 (0.025%) Apache Flume
14 2 (0.025%) HDFS
14 2 (0.025%) vCloud
14 2 (0.025%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 136 (1.72%) Puppet
2 118 (1.49%) Kubernetes
3 104 (1.32%) Opscode Chef
4 90 (1.14%) Ansible
5 78 (0.99%) Terraform
6 42 (0.53%) HP ALM
7 33 (0.42%) Single Sign-On
8 28 (0.35%) Kibana
9 25 (0.32%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 17 (0.22%) SCCM
11 14 (0.18%) WSUS
12 12 (0.15%) Control-M
13 11 (0.14%) HP Quality Center
14 10 (0.13%) BladeLogic
14 10 (0.13%) Cisco UCCE
14 10 (0.13%) vRealize
15 9 (0.11%) Docker Swarm
15 9 (0.11%) Forefront Identity Manager
16 8 (0.10%) Grafana
16 8 (0.10%) logstash
Vendors
1 1,970 (24.93%) Microsoft
2 576 (7.29%) Oracle
3 274 (3.47%) Sitecore
4 137 (1.73%) SAP
5 133 (1.68%) Google
6 132 (1.67%) Xamarin
7 108 (1.37%) VMware
8 95 (1.20%) Atlassian
9 68 (0.86%) Capita
10 67 (0.85%) HP
11 59 (0.75%) Tableau
12 56 (0.71%) IBM
12 56 (0.71%) Salesforce.com
13 52 (0.66%) Adobe
14 49 (0.62%) Red Hat
14 49 (0.62%) Telerik
14 49 (0.62%) TIBCO
15 48 (0.61%) Splunk
16 44 (0.56%) MapR
17 43 (0.54%) webMethods