Period
to 5 July 2020

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 5 July 2020 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
5 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 22 18 17
Rank change year-on-year -4 -1 0
Contract jobs citing .NET 2,767 7,282 8,301
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 6.70% 7.77% 7.98%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 21.79% 24.05% 23.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,007 5,711 6,303
Median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £319 £325 £310
90th Percentile £663 £625 £619
UK excluding London median daily rate £421 £425 £385
% change year-on-year -0.85% +10.39% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 76 55
Median hourly rate £35.00 £44.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.45% +3.53% -
10th Percentile £20.39 £25.00 £24.50
90th Percentile £45.00 £57.75 £56.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £44.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year -21.35% +4.71% -

.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 12,699 30,279 35,016
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 30.75% 32.32% 33.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,530 21,203 24,593
Median daily rate £500 £490 £470
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.04% +4.26% +4.44%
10th Percentile £334 £334 £315
90th Percentile £675 £650 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £440 £415
% change year-on-year +2.27% +6.02% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 195 321 363
Median hourly rate £35.00 £42.50 £42.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.65% +1.19% +2.44%
10th Percentile £22.50 £18.50 £15.00
90th Percentile £63.00 £60.00 £60.75
Median hourly rate £35.00 £42.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year -17.65% +6.25% -2.44%

.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 5 July 2020.

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 5 July 2020.

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 5 July 2020. 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 -3 2,492 £475 +3.26% 1,347
UK excluding London -10 1,391 £421 -0.85% 1,153
London +1 1,301 £515 +3.00% 293
South East -20 341 £413 -8.33% 289
North of England -17 293 £400 +3.23% 350
Midlands -6 203 £425 +3.66% 194
South West -6 186 £420 -6.67% 107
Scotland +7 178 £425 +13.33% 58
North West -18 162 £400 - 215
Work from Home -9 154 £438 -9.09% 223
East of England +9 149 £439 +3.24% 113
West Midlands -4 135 £475 +11.76% 108
Yorkshire -4 101 £375 - 102
East Midlands -5 68 £363 -7.94% 85
Wales -12 34 £433 -8.95% 33
North East -11 30 £425 +3.03% 33
Northern Ireland -6 9 £400 +18.52% 12
Channel Islands - 1 £425 -

For the 6 months to 5 July 2020, 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 2,010 (72.64%) C#
2 1,148 (41.49%) Azure
3 1,065 (38.49%) Agile Software Development
4 1,016 (36.72%) SQL
5 973 (35.16%) JavaScript
6 909 (32.85%) SQL Server
7 752 (27.18%) ASP.NET
8 700 (25.30%) Microsoft
9 627 (22.66%) .NET Core
10 602 (21.76%) AngularJS
11 575 (20.78%) DevOps
12 573 (20.71%) HTML
13 568 (20.53%) MVC
14 536 (19.37%) Finance
15 523 (18.90%) .NET Framework
16 454 (16.41%) Microservices
17 437 (15.79%) CSS
18 412 (14.89%) React
19 398 (14.38%) Java
20 372 (13.44%) Web Services
21 361 (13.05%) TDD
22 356 (12.87%) AWS
23 348 (12.58%) Scrum
24 338 (12.22%) Git (software)
25 327 (11.82%) Windows
26 307 (11.10%) ASP.NET Web API
27 277 (10.01%) Docker
28 273 (9.87%) Software Engineering
29 269 (9.72%) Entity Framework
30 245 (8.85%) ASP.NET MVC

.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
1 176 (6.36%) SharePoint
2 114 (4.12%) IIS
3 78 (2.82%) CMS
4 48 (1.73%) Confluence
5 41 (1.48%) Umbraco
6 36 (1.30%) Elasticsearch
7 24 (0.87%) NServiceBus
7 24 (0.87%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 23 (0.83%) Apache
9 22 (0.80%) BizTalk Server
10 21 (0.76%) Apache Spark
11 19 (0.69%) Sitecore CMS
12 18 (0.65%) SharePoint 2013
13 16 (0.58%) EPiServer
14 15 (0.54%) Skype for Business
15 12 (0.43%) nginx
15 12 (0.43%) Tomcat
16 11 (0.40%) Apache Solr
17 9 (0.33%) SAS
18 7 (0.25%) Kentico
Applications
1 82 (2.96%) Microsoft Excel
2 37 (1.34%) Microsoft Office
3 16 (0.58%) Photoshop
4 10 (0.36%) Acrobat
5 9 (0.33%) Chatbot
6 8 (0.29%) InfoPath
7 7 (0.25%) MS Visio
8 5 (0.18%) Microsoft PowerPoint
9 4 (0.14%) Microsoft Project
10 3 (0.11%) Spreadsheet
11 2 (0.072%) Adobe XD
11 2 (0.072%) LaTeX
12 1 (0.036%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 1 (0.036%) Adobe Illustrator
12 1 (0.036%) Camtasia
12 1 (0.036%) GIMP
12 1 (0.036%) InVision
12 1 (0.036%) Sketch
12 1 (0.036%) SOLIDWORKS
12 1 (0.036%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 119 (4.30%) Dynamics CRM
2 12 (0.43%) Dynamics AX
3 8 (0.29%) Sophis RISQUE
4 7 (0.25%) Distributed Ledger
5 6 (0.22%) Endur
5 6 (0.22%) Magento
5 6 (0.22%) Visualfiles
6 5 (0.18%) Oracle Applications
7 4 (0.14%) Orchestrade
7 4 (0.14%) Payment Gateway
8 3 (0.11%) BusinessWorks
8 3 (0.11%) Dynamics NAV
8 3 (0.11%) Shopify
9 2 (0.072%) Aligne
9 2 (0.072%) Eloqua
9 2 (0.072%) Oracle BPM
9 2 (0.072%) Oracle ERP
9 2 (0.072%) RMDS
9 2 (0.072%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 2 (0.072%) Siebel CRM
Cloud Services
1 1,148 (41.49%) Azure
2 356 (12.87%) AWS
3 106 (3.83%) Serverless
4 103 (3.72%) Power Platform
5 100 (3.61%) Dynamics 365
6 87 (3.14%) GCP
7 86 (3.11%) PaaS
8 78 (2.82%) SaaS
9 65 (2.35%) GitHub
10 58 (2.10%) Office 365
11 53 (1.92%) Logic Apps
12 50 (1.81%) Azure Functions
13 43 (1.55%) AWS Lambda
14 41 (1.48%) IaaS
15 35 (1.26%) Azure Active Directory
16 33 (1.19%) OpenShift
17 26 (0.94%) npm
18 23 (0.83%) Azure Data Factory
19 22 (0.80%) PowerApps
20 16 (0.58%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 58 (2.10%) Firewall
2 41 (1.48%) Internet
3 39 (1.41%) TCP/IP
4 35 (1.26%) DNS
5 28 (1.01%) WAN
6 27 (0.98%) HTTP
7 26 (0.94%) Intranet
7 26 (0.94%) VPN
8 24 (0.87%) Wireless
9 23 (0.83%) DHCP
9 23 (0.83%) DMZ
9 23 (0.83%) Skype
10 19 (0.69%) Kerberos
11 17 (0.61%) Ethernet
12 15 (0.54%) SSL
13 13 (0.47%) RTMP
14 12 (0.43%) PBX
15 8 (0.29%) Network Security
16 7 (0.25%) FTP
17 6 (0.22%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 909 (32.85%) SQL Server
2 142 (5.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 130 (4.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 119 (4.30%) NoSQL
5 107 (3.87%) MongoDB
6 90 (3.25%) Data Warehouse
7 83 (3.00%) Azure SQL Database
8 79 (2.86%) Power BI
8 79 (2.86%) Relational Database
9 73 (2.64%) Redis
10 66 (2.39%) MySQL
11 59 (2.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 53 (1.92%) SQL Server 2008
13 48 (1.73%) Oracle Database
14 47 (1.70%) Cosmos DB
14 47 (1.70%) PostgreSQL
15 45 (1.63%) Big Data
16 37 (1.34%) Microsoft Analysis Services
17 30 (1.08%) Data Lake
18 27 (0.98%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 338 (12.22%) Git (software)
2 240 (8.67%) Visual Studio
3 161 (5.82%) Team Foundation Server
4 138 (4.99%) TeamCity
5 137 (4.95%) JIRA
6 97 (3.51%) Jenkins
7 96 (3.47%) Octopus Deploy
8 95 (3.43%) Selenium
9 84 (3.04%) SpecFlow
10 64 (2.31%) Subversion
11 60 (2.17%) NUnit
12 52 (1.88%) Visual Studio Team System
13 39 (1.41%) Bitbucket
14 33 (1.19%) Artifactory
15 29 (1.05%) Sonatype Nexus
16 25 (0.90%) webpack
17 24 (0.87%) Cucumber
17 24 (0.87%) SoapUI
18 23 (0.83%) Moq
19 21 (0.76%) Eclipse
General
1 536 (19.37%) Finance
2 235 (8.49%) Front Office
3 191 (6.90%) Banking
4 154 (5.57%) Public Sector
5 68 (2.46%) Investment Banking
6 66 (2.39%) Retail
7 53 (1.92%) Back Office
8 38 (1.37%) Law
9 32 (1.16%) Marketing
10 28 (1.01%) Publishing
11 26 (0.94%) Telecoms
12 24 (0.87%) Financial Institution
13 19 (0.69%) Aerospace
13 19 (0.69%) Military
14 16 (0.58%) Legal
15 11 (0.40%) Games
15 11 (0.40%) International Banking
16 10 (0.36%) Local Government
17 8 (0.29%) Advertising
17 8 (0.29%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 1,861 (67.26%) Developer
2 936 (33.83%) .NET Developer
3 569 (20.56%) C# Developer
4 304 (10.99%) C# .NET Developer
5 185 (6.69%) Full Stack Developer
6 163 (5.89%) Senior Developer
7 154 (5.57%) Azure Developer
8 153 (5.53%) Architect
9 136 (4.92%) SQL Developer
10 124 (4.48%) Software Developer
11 115 (4.16%) Software Engineer
12 100 (3.61%) ASP.NET Developer
12 100 (3.61%) React Developer
13 90 (3.25%) JavaScript Developer
13 90 (3.25%) Senior .NET Developer
14 88 (3.18%) Angular Developer
15 72 (2.60%) Analyst
15 72 (2.60%) Consultant
15 72 (2.60%) DevOps Engineer
16 65 (2.35%) .NET Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 752 (27.18%) ASP.NET
2 627 (22.66%) .NET Core
3 602 (21.76%) AngularJS
4 573 (20.71%) HTML
5 523 (18.90%) .NET Framework
6 437 (15.79%) CSS
7 412 (14.89%) React
8 372 (13.44%) Web Services
9 307 (11.10%) ASP.NET Web API
10 269 (9.72%) Entity Framework
11 245 (8.85%) ASP.NET MVC
12 233 (8.42%) jQuery
13 219 (7.91%) Node.js
14 183 (6.61%) HTML5
15 174 (6.29%) XML
16 171 (6.18%) WCF
17 170 (6.14%) RESTful
18 169 (6.11%) REST
19 165 (5.96%) WPF
20 145 (5.24%) ASP.NET Core
Miscellaneous
1 179 (6.47%) Greenfield Project
2 131 (4.73%) Fixed Income
3 124 (4.48%) Analytical Skills
4 116 (4.19%) Derivative
5 107 (3.87%) User Experience
6 98 (3.54%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 74 (2.67%) Equities
7 74 (2.67%) Hedge funds
8 67 (2.42%) Self-Motivation
9 61 (2.20%) Enterprise Software
10 58 (2.10%) Cloud Native
11 45 (1.63%) Mobile App
12 42 (1.52%) Data Centre
13 38 (1.37%) PKI
14 35 (1.26%) Public Cloud
15 33 (1.19%) Management Information System
16 30 (1.08%) Blog
17 29 (1.05%) Virtual Team
18 24 (0.87%) N-Tier
19 22 (0.80%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 327 (11.82%) Windows
2 167 (6.04%) Linux
3 81 (2.93%) Windows Server
4 44 (1.59%) Android
5 30 (1.08%) Unix
6 28 (1.01%) Apple iOS
7 27 (0.98%) Windows Server 2016
8 25 (0.90%) Windows Server 2012
9 23 (0.83%) CentOS
10 12 (0.43%) CoreOS
10 12 (0.43%) Windows 10
11 10 (0.36%) Mac OS
11 10 (0.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 9 (0.33%) Windows Server 2008
13 8 (0.29%) VMS
14 5 (0.18%) Solaris
14 5 (0.18%) Windows XP
15 4 (0.14%) Oracle Linux
16 3 (0.11%) Ubuntu
16 3 (0.11%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,065 (38.49%) Agile Software Development
2 575 (20.78%) DevOps
3 568 (20.53%) MVC
4 454 (16.41%) Microservices
5 361 (13.05%) TDD
6 348 (12.58%) Scrum
7 273 (9.87%) Software Engineering
8 242 (8.75%) Migration
9 236 (8.53%) Test Automation
10 215 (7.77%) Continuous Integration
11 213 (7.70%) Unit Testing
12 173 (6.25%) Web Development
13 160 (5.78%) CRM
14 158 (5.71%) BDD
15 157 (5.67%) OO
16 147 (5.31%) Problem-Solving
17 143 (5.17%) SDLC
18 122 (4.41%) Asset Management
18 122 (4.41%) SOLID
19 110 (3.98%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 2,010 (72.64%) C#
2 1,016 (36.72%) SQL
3 973 (35.16%) JavaScript
4 398 (14.38%) Java
5 217 (7.84%) T-SQL
6 216 (7.81%) Python
7 197 (7.12%) PowerShell
8 189 (6.83%) TypeScript
9 148 (5.35%) C++
10 138 (4.99%) VB.NET
11 80 (2.89%) VBA
12 76 (2.75%) VB
13 57 (2.06%) PHP
14 53 (1.92%) C
15 43 (1.55%) PL/SQL
16 34 (1.23%) Bash Shell
17 31 (1.12%) R
18 28 (1.01%) VBScript
18 28 (1.01%) XAML
19 23 (0.83%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 214 (7.73%) Security Cleared
2 177 (6.40%) SC Cleared
3 141 (5.10%) Degree
4 48 (1.73%) Microsoft Certification
5 36 (1.30%) DV Cleared
6 35 (1.26%) Computer Science Degree
7 26 (0.94%) CISSP
7 26 (0.94%) Master's Degree
8 21 (0.76%) ISTQB
9 14 (0.51%) MCITP
10 11 (0.40%) ISEB
11 10 (0.36%) BPSS Clearance
12 7 (0.25%) MCSD
13 6 (0.22%) CISA
13 6 (0.22%) CISM
13 6 (0.22%) CRISC
13 6 (0.22%) MCAD
13 6 (0.22%) MCPD
13 6 (0.22%) Numerate Degree
14 5 (0.18%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 100 (3.61%) QA
2 16 (0.58%) SLA
3 10 (0.36%) GDPR
4 7 (0.25%) Solvency II
5 5 (0.18%) NIST
6 4 (0.14%) Government Security Classifications
6 4 (0.14%) MiFID
6 4 (0.14%) PMO
6 4 (0.14%) WCAG
7 3 (0.11%) Data Quality
7 3 (0.11%) Disclosure Scotland
7 3 (0.11%) PCI DSS
8 2 (0.072%) EMIR
8 2 (0.072%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 1 (0.036%) COBIT
9 1 (0.036%) COSO
9 1 (0.036%) FINREP
9 1 (0.036%) GxP
9 1 (0.036%) HL7
9 1 (0.036%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 277 (10.01%) Docker
2 118 (4.26%) Active Directory
3 24 (0.87%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (0.29%) Virtual Machines
5 5 (0.18%) VirtualBox
6 4 (0.14%) Hyper-V
6 4 (0.14%) LXC
6 4 (0.14%) NFS
6 4 (0.14%) VMware NSX
7 3 (0.11%) NDS
7 3 (0.11%) Xen
8 2 (0.072%) Virtual Servers
8 2 (0.072%) vSphere
9 1 (0.036%) Citrix Hypervisor
9 1 (0.036%) IAG
9 1 (0.036%) Oracle RAC
9 1 (0.036%) Virtual Desktop
9 1 (0.036%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.036%) XenApp
9 1 (0.036%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 227 (8.20%) Kubernetes
2 84 (3.04%) Terraform
3 67 (2.42%) Ansible
4 26 (0.94%) Single Sign-On
5 23 (0.83%) Opscode Chef
5 23 (0.83%) Puppet
6 14 (0.51%) Grafana
6 14 (0.51%) MIIS
6 14 (0.51%) Prometheus
7 9 (0.33%) SCOM
8 8 (0.29%) FortiGate
9 7 (0.25%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 7 (0.25%) SCCM
10 5 (0.18%) Kibana
10 5 (0.18%) Nagios
10 5 (0.18%) Packer
11 4 (0.14%) HP ALM
11 4 (0.14%) Oracle ZFS
11 4 (0.14%) SCVMM
11 4 (0.14%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 700 (25.30%) Microsoft
2 221 (7.99%) Oracle
3 61 (2.20%) Google
4 42 (1.52%) Sitecore
4 42 (1.52%) Xamarin
5 35 (1.26%) VMware
6 34 (1.23%) Atlassian
7 33 (1.19%) DevExpress
7 33 (1.19%) SAP
8 26 (0.94%) Databricks
9 25 (0.90%) Tableau
10 24 (0.87%) CyberArk
11 21 (0.76%) TIBCO
12 20 (0.72%) Blue Prism
13 19 (0.69%) Telerik
14 18 (0.65%) Adobe
14 18 (0.65%) Cisco
14 18 (0.65%) RedGate
15 17 (0.61%) AppDynamics
15 17 (0.61%) OpenLink