Period
to 15 December 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 15 December 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
15 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 15 20 19
Rank change year-on-year +5 -1 -2
Contract jobs citing .NET 8,742 7,495 7,763
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 8.39% 7.26% 7.54%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 24.16% 22.55% 24.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,720 5,572 5,543
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +3.23%
10th Percentile £319 £306 £275
90th Percentile £625 £600 £573
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £370 £350
% change year-on-year +8.11% +5.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 71 93
UK median hourly rate £45.00 £42.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £20.35 £22.00 £14.65
90th Percentile £61.84 £48.75 £47.35
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £42.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -

.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 36,189 33,236 31,870
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 34.73% 32.20% 30.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 25,593 23,489 22,002
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +3.03%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £300
90th Percentile £638 £625 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +6.25% +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 310 363 358
UK median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.75% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £19.00 £17.80 £14.56
90th Percentile £60.00 £52.40 £51.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.53 £40.00 £39.10
% change year-on-year +3.83% +2.30% +4.27%

.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 15 December 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 15 December 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for .NET in the UK

.NET
Top 18 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 15 December 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 +5 8,050 £450 +5.88% 3,729
UK excluding London +9 4,818 £400 +8.11% 3,025
London +2 3,759 £505 +6.32% 972
South East +15 1,444 £425 +13.33% 726
North of England +7 1,237 £375 +7.14% 928
Midlands -9 674 £400 +8.11% 519
North West +3 670 £375 - 467
South West 0 639 £425 +17.24% 310
Yorkshire +12 471 £375 +10.29% 352
West Midlands -1 469 £413 +10.00% 324
Scotland +5 325 £375 +3.45% 158
East of England -15 292 £414 +13.36% 275
East Midlands -14 202 £375 +5.63% 194
Wales +4 170 £400 +8.99% 85
North East +8 96 £390 +8.33% 109
Northern Ireland +43 35 £425 +6.25% 25
Isle of Man 0 5 £348 +13.93%
Channel Islands - 3 - -

For the 6 months to 15 December 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 6,364 (72.80%) C#
2 3,870 (44.27%) Agile Software Development
3 3,096 (35.42%) SQL Server
4 3,043 (34.81%) SQL
5 3,018 (34.52%) ASP.NET
6 2,922 (33.42%) JavaScript
7 2,681 (30.67%) MVC
8 2,453 (28.06%) Microsoft Azure
9 2,193 (25.09%) Microsoft
10 1,963 (22.45%) HTML
11 1,894 (21.67%) AngularJS
12 1,861 (21.29%) .NET Framework
13 1,728 (19.77%) CSS
14 1,726 (19.74%) TDD
15 1,646 (18.83%) ASP.NET Web API
16 1,597 (18.27%) Finance
17 1,381 (15.80%) ASP.NET MVC
18 1,252 (14.32%) Scrum
19 1,032 (11.81%) Continuous Integration
20 1,016 (11.62%) Test Automation
20 1,016 (11.62%) .NET Core
21 1,011 (11.56%) Web Services
22 1,003 (11.47%) jQuery
23 965 (11.04%) Microservices
24 962 (11.00%) Git (software)
25 945 (10.81%) Java
26 944 (10.80%) DevOps
27 901 (10.31%) Entity Framework
28 886 (10.13%) Amazon AWS
29 875 (10.01%) Visual Studio

.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
1 393 (4.50%) IIS
2 377 (4.31%) SharePoint
3 356 (4.07%) CMS
4 186 (2.13%) Umbraco
5 172 (1.97%) Elasticsearch
6 167 (1.91%) Confluence
7 134 (1.53%) BizTalk Server
8 116 (1.33%) Apache
9 103 (1.18%) Sitecore CMS
10 102 (1.17%) SharePoint 2013
11 92 (1.05%) WebSphere
12 91 (1.04%) NServiceBus
13 79 (0.90%) Tomcat
14 53 (0.61%) nginx
15 47 (0.54%) Apache Solr
16 43 (0.49%) Jetty
16 43 (0.49%) Mongrel
17 41 (0.47%) Apache Spark
17 41 (0.47%) EPiServer
18 40 (0.46%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 154 (1.76%) Microsoft Excel
2 72 (0.82%) Microsoft Office
3 31 (0.35%) MS Visio
4 28 (0.32%) Spreadsheet
5 23 (0.26%) InfoPath
6 17 (0.19%) Microsoft Project
7 14 (0.16%) Photoshop
8 11 (0.13%) Microsoft PowerPoint
9 7 (0.080%) Chatbot
10 5 (0.057%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 4 (0.046%) Adobe After Effects
11 4 (0.046%) Adobe Premiere
11 4 (0.046%) InVision
12 3 (0.034%) Acrobat
12 3 (0.034%) Adobe Illustrator
13 2 (0.023%) NUKE
13 2 (0.023%) SOLIDWORKS
13 2 (0.023%) SPSS
14 1 (0.011%) AutoCAD
14 1 (0.011%) CATIA
Business Applications
1 350 (4.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 39 (0.45%) Dynamics AX
3 28 (0.32%) Endur
4 24 (0.27%) Dynamics NAV
5 11 (0.13%) Oracle Financials
6 8 (0.092%) Markit EDM
6 8 (0.092%) Oracle Cash Management
6 8 (0.092%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 8 (0.092%) thinkFolio
7 7 (0.080%) Oracle General Ledger
8 6 (0.069%) Payment Gateway
8 6 (0.069%) RMDS
8 6 (0.069%) Sentinel
9 5 (0.057%) Epicor Tropos
9 5 (0.057%) NetSuite
9 5 (0.057%) Sage 200
9 5 (0.057%) SAP CRM
10 4 (0.046%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
10 4 (0.046%) Oracle EBS
11 3 (0.034%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 2,453 (28.06%) Microsoft Azure
2 886 (10.13%) Amazon AWS
3 220 (2.52%) SaaS
4 202 (2.31%) Dynamics 365
5 181 (2.07%) PaaS
6 164 (1.88%) Serverless
7 162 (1.85%) GitHub
8 152 (1.74%) Google Cloud Platform
9 144 (1.65%) Office 365
10 123 (1.41%) Amazon EC2
11 101 (1.16%) IaaS
12 93 (1.06%) Azure Functions
13 74 (0.85%) Cloud Computing
14 70 (0.80%) Azure Active Directory
15 66 (0.75%) Azure Data Factory
15 66 (0.75%) npm
16 57 (0.65%) AWS CloudFormation
17 51 (0.58%) Google App Engine
18 45 (0.51%) Virtual Private Cloud
19 37 (0.42%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 189 (2.16%) HTTP
2 111 (1.27%) TCP/IP
3 93 (1.06%) DNS
4 91 (1.04%) Firewall
4 91 (1.04%) Internet
5 83 (0.95%) SSL
6 57 (0.65%) FTP
7 55 (0.63%) DHCP
8 51 (0.58%) IPsec
9 44 (0.50%) AMQP
10 38 (0.43%) Kerberos
11 35 (0.40%) Intranet
12 21 (0.24%) SMTP
13 19 (0.22%) DMZ
13 19 (0.22%) Ethernet
13 19 (0.22%) SMS
14 12 (0.14%) HTTPS
14 12 (0.14%) SAN
15 10 (0.11%) IMAP
16 9 (0.10%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3,096 (35.42%) SQL Server
2 428 (4.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 391 (4.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 372 (4.26%) NoSQL
5 290 (3.32%) Relational Database
6 253 (2.89%) MongoDB
7 192 (2.20%) Azure SQL Database
7 192 (2.20%) SQL Server 2012
8 166 (1.90%) SQL Server 2016
9 157 (1.80%) Data Warehouse
10 155 (1.77%) SQL Server 2008
11 152 (1.74%) MySQL
12 150 (1.72%) Cosmos DB
13 123 (1.41%) Oracle Database
14 107 (1.22%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 104 (1.19%) RDBMS
16 97 (1.11%) Redis
17 96 (1.10%) Power BI
18 94 (1.08%) Big Data
19 84 (0.96%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 962 (11.00%) Git (software)
2 875 (10.01%) Visual Studio
3 633 (7.24%) Team Foundation Server
4 524 (5.99%) TeamCity
5 500 (5.72%) Selenium
6 473 (5.41%) JIRA
7 469 (5.36%) Jenkins
8 446 (5.10%) Visual Studio Team System
9 391 (4.47%) Octopus Deploy
10 250 (2.86%) NUnit
11 244 (2.79%) SpecFlow
12 177 (2.02%) Subversion
13 165 (1.89%) Cucumber
14 153 (1.75%) Bitbucket
15 129 (1.48%) WebDriver
16 123 (1.41%) MSTest
17 122 (1.40%) Moq
18 113 (1.29%) gulp
19 95 (1.09%) Maven
20 87 (1.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 1,597 (18.27%) Finance
2 606 (6.93%) Banking
3 324 (3.71%) Front Office
4 203 (2.32%) Retail
5 198 (2.26%) Investment Banking
6 135 (1.54%) Marketing
7 134 (1.53%) Back Office
8 119 (1.36%) Law
9 108 (1.24%) Manufacturing
10 90 (1.03%) Telecoms
11 73 (0.84%) Legal
12 64 (0.73%) Advertising
13 59 (0.67%) Publishing
14 58 (0.66%) Financial Institution
15 55 (0.63%) Electronics
16 42 (0.48%) Games
17 41 (0.47%) Automotive
18 29 (0.33%) Billing
19 23 (0.26%) Aerospace
20 18 (0.21%) Military
Job Titles
1 6,297 (72.03%) Developer
2 3,512 (40.17%) .NET Developer
3 2,335 (26.71%) C# Developer
4 1,416 (16.20%) C# .NET Developer
5 707 (8.09%) Senior Developer
6 651 (7.45%) Full Stack Developer
7 587 (6.71%) ASP.NET Developer
8 529 (6.05%) Architect
9 528 (6.04%) Angular Developer
10 455 (5.20%) SQL Developer
11 448 (5.12%) Senior .NET Developer
12 428 (4.90%) C# ASP.NET Developer
13 420 (4.80%) Software Developer
14 389 (4.45%) Azure Developer
15 359 (4.11%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
16 292 (3.34%) JavaScript Developer
17 273 (3.12%) Analyst
18 264 (3.02%) DevOps Engineer
19 247 (2.83%) Senior C# Developer
20 245 (2.80%) React Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3,018 (34.52%) ASP.NET
2 1,963 (22.45%) HTML
3 1,894 (21.67%) AngularJS
4 1,861 (21.29%) .NET Framework
5 1,728 (19.77%) CSS
6 1,646 (18.83%) ASP.NET Web API
7 1,381 (15.80%) ASP.NET MVC
8 1,016 (11.62%) .NET Core
9 1,011 (11.56%) Web Services
10 1,003 (11.47%) jQuery
11 901 (10.31%) Entity Framework
12 794 (9.08%) React
13 776 (8.88%) WCF
14 738 (8.44%) REST
15 719 (8.22%) HTML5
16 556 (6.36%) WPF
17 540 (6.18%) XML
18 530 (6.06%) RESTful
19 514 (5.88%) Node.js
20 432 (4.94%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 680 (7.78%) Greenfield Project
2 411 (4.70%) Analytical Skills
3 309 (3.53%) Fintech
4 276 (3.16%) User Experience
5 253 (2.89%) Enterprise Software
6 220 (2.52%) Self-Motivation
7 176 (2.01%) Fixed Income
8 172 (1.97%) Mobile App
9 146 (1.67%) Hedge funds
10 125 (1.43%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 107 (1.22%) Derivative
12 78 (0.89%) Algorithms
13 71 (0.81%) Management Information System
14 63 (0.72%) Equities
15 59 (0.67%) Credit Risk
16 58 (0.66%) Market Risk
17 54 (0.62%) N-Tier
18 52 (0.59%) Data Structures
19 45 (0.51%) Data Centre
19 45 (0.51%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 812 (9.29%) Windows
2 360 (4.12%) Linux
3 262 (3.00%) Windows Server
4 110 (1.26%) Android
5 108 (1.24%) Unix
6 95 (1.09%) Apple iOS
7 82 (0.94%) Windows Server 2012
8 64 (0.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 45 (0.51%) Windows 7
10 34 (0.39%) Windows 10
11 33 (0.38%) Windows Server 2008
12 29 (0.33%) Ubuntu
13 25 (0.29%) Windows Server 2003
14 24 (0.27%) Windows 8
15 17 (0.19%) CentOS
16 10 (0.11%) Solaris
17 9 (0.10%) Mac OS X
18 5 (0.057%) Windows Mobile
19 4 (0.046%) AIX
20 3 (0.034%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3,870 (44.27%) Agile Software Development
2 2,681 (30.67%) MVC
3 1,726 (19.74%) TDD
4 1,252 (14.32%) Scrum
5 1,032 (11.81%) Continuous Integration
6 1,016 (11.62%) Test Automation
7 965 (11.04%) Microservices
8 944 (10.80%) DevOps
9 801 (9.16%) BDD
10 720 (8.24%) OO
11 696 (7.96%) Software Engineering
12 620 (7.09%) Web Development
13 613 (7.01%) Unit Testing
14 592 (6.77%) SDLC
15 581 (6.65%) Problem-Solving
16 535 (6.12%) E-Commerce
17 499 (5.71%) SOLID
18 454 (5.19%) CRM
19 394 (4.51%) SOA
20 393 (4.50%) Front End Development
Programming Languages
1 6,364 (72.80%) C#
2 3,043 (34.81%) SQL
3 2,922 (33.42%) JavaScript
4 945 (10.81%) Java
5 579 (6.62%) T-SQL
6 541 (6.19%) PowerShell
7 454 (5.19%) TypeScript
8 362 (4.14%) VB.NET
9 334 (3.82%) Python
10 268 (3.07%) C++
11 171 (1.96%) PHP
12 162 (1.85%) PL/SQL
13 155 (1.77%) VB
14 135 (1.54%) VBA
15 117 (1.34%) C
16 87 (1.00%) Ruby
17 76 (0.87%) Bash Shell
18 67 (0.77%) Scala
19 63 (0.72%) ES6
20 60 (0.69%) Perl
Qualifications
1 406 (4.64%) Degree
2 334 (3.82%) Security Cleared
3 236 (2.70%) SC Cleared
4 106 (1.21%) Computer Science Degree
5 81 (0.93%) Microsoft Certification
6 55 (0.63%) BPSS Clearance
7 46 (0.53%) ISEB
8 42 (0.48%) ISTQB
9 36 (0.41%) DV Cleared
10 30 (0.34%) Numerate Degree
11 28 (0.32%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 28 (0.32%) MCSE
12 20 (0.23%) TOGAF Certification
13 19 (0.22%) CISSP
14 16 (0.18%) PhD
15 10 (0.11%) MCP
16 9 (0.10%) DBS Check
16 9 (0.10%) SSCP
17 8 (0.092%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
17 8 (0.092%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 351 (4.02%) QA
2 35 (0.40%) GDPR
3 26 (0.30%) WCAG
4 19 (0.22%) Data Quality
5 18 (0.21%) SLA
6 17 (0.19%) Disclosure Scotland
7 15 (0.17%) PMO
8 12 (0.14%) PCI DSS
9 10 (0.11%) EMIR
9 10 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 10 (0.11%) MiFID
10 9 (0.10%) Dodd-Frank
11 8 (0.092%) ISO 9001
11 8 (0.092%) WAI
12 6 (0.069%) TickIT
13 5 (0.057%) HL7
14 3 (0.034%) COREP
14 3 (0.034%) FINREP
14 3 (0.034%) IFRS
14 3 (0.034%) SEPA
System Software
1 476 (5.44%) Docker
2 141 (1.61%) Active Directory
3 68 (0.78%) VMware Infrastructure
4 50 (0.57%) Xen
5 30 (0.34%) Virtual Machines
6 15 (0.17%) Hyper-V
7 13 (0.15%) XenApp
8 12 (0.14%) vSphere
9 7 (0.080%) HDFS
9 7 (0.080%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 6 (0.069%) Firmware
10 6 (0.069%) KVM
10 6 (0.069%) VMware ESXi
10 6 (0.069%) XenDesktop
10 6 (0.069%) XenServer
11 5 (0.057%) Apache Flume
12 4 (0.046%) LXC
12 4 (0.046%) Microsoft App-V
13 3 (0.034%) SRDF
14 2 (0.023%) Platform Symphony
Systems Management
1 291 (3.33%) Kubernetes
2 189 (2.16%) Ansible
3 160 (1.83%) Puppet
4 96 (1.10%) Terraform
5 74 (0.85%) Opscode Chef
6 50 (0.57%) Single Sign-On
7 26 (0.30%) Nagios
8 24 (0.27%) HP Fortify
8 24 (0.27%) Kibana
9 21 (0.24%) CA Single Sign-On
10 20 (0.23%) Grafana
11 18 (0.21%) HP ALM
12 17 (0.19%) Docker Swarm
12 17 (0.19%) ITRS Geneos
13 13 (0.15%) SCCM
14 11 (0.13%) Salt
14 11 (0.13%) SCOM
14 11 (0.13%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
15 10 (0.11%) Nessus
15 10 (0.11%) Packer
Vendors
1 2,193 (25.09%) Microsoft
2 654 (7.48%) Oracle
3 209 (2.39%) Sitecore
4 189 (2.16%) Google
5 143 (1.64%) SAP
6 109 (1.25%) Xamarin
7 97 (1.11%) VMware
8 77 (0.88%) Atlassian
8 77 (0.88%) Splunk
9 64 (0.73%) Salesforce.com
10 55 (0.63%) Citrix
11 53 (0.61%) IBM
12 45 (0.51%) New Relic
13 42 (0.48%) Red Hat
14 36 (0.41%) AppDynamics
14 36 (0.41%) MuleSoft
15 35 (0.40%) TIBCO
16 34 (0.39%) Nintex
17 33 (0.38%) DevExpress
18 32 (0.37%) Tableau