Period
to 20 April 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 20 April 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
20 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 19 17 20
Rank change year-on-year -2 +3 -4
Contract jobs citing .NET 7,796 7,118 8,174
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 7.71% 7.68% 7.66%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 23.62% 24.31% 26.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,784 5,135 5,878
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £310 £275 £280
90th Percentile £608 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +7.14% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 86 116
UK median hourly rate £45.00 £40.75 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.43% +1.88% +17.65%
10th Percentile £32.00 £14.88 £12.50
90th Percentile £55.75 £53.44 £56.04
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £40.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +12.50% - +19.40%

.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 33,007 29,279 30,525
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 32.63% 31.58% 28.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 23,267 20,209 21,179
UK median daily rate £475 £435 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.20% +2.35% +6.25%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £288
90th Percentile £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +3.13% +6.67% +2.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 333 367 476
UK median hourly rate £41.00 £40.50 £38.63
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.23% +4.85% +10.36%
10th Percentile £17.05 £15.75 £14.88
90th Percentile £59.75 £52.50 £57.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £38.50
% change year-on-year +2.50% +3.90% +6.94%

.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 20 April 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 20 April 2018.

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 20 April 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 -1 7,197 £438 +9.38% 3,364
UK excluding London +1 4,152 £375 +7.14% 2,585
London +6 3,557 £500 +7.82% 975
North of England +1 1,131 £370 +5.71% 653
South East -13 1,013 £390 +4.00% 699
Midlands -4 671 £400 +14.29% 482
North West -2 576 £375 +7.14% 347
South West +3 544 £375 +2.74% 248
Yorkshire +3 458 £375 +10.29% 248
West Midlands -3 388 £406 +16.07% 245
Scotland -9 317 £382 +9.00% 114
East of England -14 292 £385 +5.84% 305
East Midlands -3 270 £375 +10.29% 236
Wales +26 132 £410 +21.48% 51
North East -4 100 £335 -8.84% 58
Northern Ireland +13 74 £431 +14.93% 28
Isle of Man - 1 £400 - 3

For the 6 months to 20 April 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 5,818 (74.63%) C#
2 3,585 (45.99%) Agile Software Development
3 3,139 (40.26%) SQL Server
4 2,757 (35.36%) SQL
5 2,746 (35.22%) JavaScript
6 2,723 (34.93%) ASP.NET
7 2,647 (33.95%) MVC
8 1,991 (25.54%) HTML
9 1,905 (24.44%) Microsoft
10 1,762 (22.60%) TDD
11 1,752 (22.47%) CSS
12 1,721 (22.08%) Microsoft Azure
13 1,661 (21.31%) AngularJS
14 1,584 (20.32%) Finance
15 1,519 (19.48%) .NET Framework
16 1,509 (19.36%) ASP.NET Web API
17 1,335 (17.12%) ASP.NET MVC
18 1,136 (14.57%) Scrum
19 1,025 (13.15%) Web Services
20 1,021 (13.10%) jQuery
21 894 (11.47%) DevOps
22 890 (11.42%) WCF
23 885 (11.35%) Java
24 866 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
25 865 (11.10%) BDD
26 841 (10.79%) Windows
27 836 (10.72%) Visual Studio
28 792 (10.16%) Git (software)
29 779 (9.99%) Test Automation
30 765 (9.81%) HTML5

.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
1 349 (4.48%) CMS
2 309 (3.96%) IIS
3 250 (3.21%) SharePoint
4 175 (2.24%) Elasticsearch
5 152 (1.95%) Confluence
6 143 (1.83%) Umbraco
7 139 (1.78%) NServiceBus
8 124 (1.59%) Sitecore CMS
9 116 (1.49%) BizTalk Server
10 74 (0.95%) Apache
11 70 (0.90%) EPiServer
12 63 (0.81%) WebSphere
13 62 (0.80%) SharePoint 2013
14 45 (0.58%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 45 (0.58%) SharePoint 2010
14 45 (0.58%) Tomcat
15 36 (0.46%) SharePoint Server
16 28 (0.36%) Adobe Experience Manager
17 27 (0.35%) nginx
18 26 (0.33%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 161 (2.07%) Microsoft Excel
2 92 (1.18%) Microsoft Office
3 27 (0.35%) InfoPath
4 26 (0.33%) Photoshop
5 23 (0.30%) MS Visio
6 15 (0.19%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 13 (0.17%) Spreadsheet
8 10 (0.13%) Microsoft Project
9 7 (0.090%) Chatbot
10 6 (0.077%) Adobe Illustrator
10 6 (0.077%) HipChat
11 5 (0.064%) Maya
12 3 (0.038%) Blender
13 2 (0.026%) Adobe Creative Suite
13 2 (0.026%) InDesign
13 2 (0.026%) Pipeline Pilot
14 1 (0.013%) 3ds Max
14 1 (0.013%) CATIA
14 1 (0.013%) Revit
14 1 (0.013%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 293 (3.76%) Dynamics CRM
2 20 (0.26%) thinkFolio
3 17 (0.22%) Dynamics AX
4 16 (0.21%) Elite 3E
5 13 (0.17%) Eagle PACE
5 13 (0.17%) Front Arena
6 11 (0.14%) SAP S/4HANA
7 10 (0.13%) Markit EDM
8 9 (0.12%) Dynamics NAV
9 8 (0.10%) Magento
9 8 (0.10%) Payment Gateway
10 7 (0.090%) Endur
10 7 (0.090%) NetSuite
10 7 (0.090%) SimCorp Dimension
11 6 (0.077%) Dynamics GP
11 6 (0.077%) Infor M3
11 6 (0.077%) Oracle EBS
12 5 (0.064%) Bloomberg AIM
13 4 (0.051%) DELMIA
14 3 (0.038%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 1,721 (22.08%) Microsoft Azure
2 736 (9.44%) Amazon AWS
3 164 (2.10%) PaaS
4 109 (1.40%) GitHub
5 103 (1.32%) Serverless
6 96 (1.23%) Cloud Computing
7 86 (1.10%) Dynamics 365
8 84 (1.08%) SaaS
9 83 (1.06%) IaaS
9 83 (1.06%) Office 365
10 79 (1.01%) Google Cloud Platform
11 49 (0.63%) NuGet
12 47 (0.60%) npm
13 44 (0.56%) Amazon EC2
14 41 (0.53%) Google Analytics
15 38 (0.49%) AWS Lambda
16 26 (0.33%) AWS CloudFormation
17 24 (0.31%) Azure Active Directory
18 21 (0.27%) Amazon S3
19 19 (0.24%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 124 (1.59%) HTTP
2 96 (1.23%) Internet
3 64 (0.82%) TCP/IP
4 57 (0.73%) DNS
5 46 (0.59%) SSL
6 44 (0.56%) FTP
6 44 (0.56%) SMS
7 40 (0.51%) Firewall
8 31 (0.40%) WinSCP
9 30 (0.38%) PuTTY
10 26 (0.33%) DHCP
10 26 (0.33%) Intranet
10 26 (0.33%) SMTP
11 18 (0.23%) IPsec
12 17 (0.22%) AMQP
13 14 (0.18%) DKIM
13 14 (0.18%) DMARC
14 13 (0.17%) Skype
15 9 (0.12%) Network Security
16 8 (0.10%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3,139 (40.26%) SQL Server
2 396 (5.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 381 (4.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 373 (4.78%) NoSQL
5 325 (4.17%) Relational Database
6 305 (3.91%) SQL Server 2012
7 259 (3.32%) MongoDB
8 250 (3.21%) SQL Server 2008
9 191 (2.45%) SQL Server 2016
10 180 (2.31%) Data Warehouse
11 165 (2.12%) SQL Server 2014
12 161 (2.07%) MySQL
13 156 (2.00%) Oracle Database
14 127 (1.63%) RDBMS
15 126 (1.62%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 103 (1.32%) Big Data
17 101 (1.30%) PostgreSQL
18 88 (1.13%) Azure SQL Database
19 87 (1.12%) Power BI
20 69 (0.89%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 836 (10.72%) Visual Studio
2 792 (10.16%) Git (software)
3 701 (8.99%) Team Foundation Server
4 460 (5.90%) TeamCity
5 429 (5.50%) JIRA
6 375 (4.81%) NUnit
7 359 (4.60%) Selenium
8 344 (4.41%) Jenkins
9 342 (4.39%) Octopus Deploy
10 273 (3.50%) SpecFlow
11 235 (3.01%) Visual Studio Team System
12 168 (2.15%) Subversion
13 143 (1.83%) MSTest
14 100 (1.28%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 95 (1.22%) Cucumber
16 87 (1.12%) ReSharper
17 83 (1.06%) Bitbucket
17 83 (1.06%) MSBuild
18 79 (1.01%) Moq
19 72 (0.92%) gulp
General
1 1,584 (20.32%) Finance
2 704 (9.03%) Banking
3 310 (3.98%) Front Office
4 215 (2.76%) Investment Banking
5 207 (2.66%) Retail
6 161 (2.07%) Marketing
7 115 (1.48%) Advertising
8 113 (1.45%) Law
9 103 (1.32%) Back Office
10 90 (1.15%) Financial Institution
11 72 (0.92%) Legal
12 62 (0.80%) Games
13 60 (0.77%) Manufacturing
14 50 (0.64%) Telecoms
15 35 (0.45%) Electronics
16 24 (0.31%) Publishing
17 17 (0.22%) Retail Banking
18 15 (0.19%) Automotive
19 14 (0.18%) Billing
20 12 (0.15%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 5,649 (72.46%) Developer
2 3,017 (38.70%) .NET Developer
3 2,245 (28.80%) C# Developer
4 1,296 (16.62%) C# .NET Developer
5 637 (8.17%) Senior Developer
6 561 (7.20%) ASP.NET Developer
7 550 (7.05%) Architect
8 542 (6.95%) Full Stack Developer
9 513 (6.58%) SQL Developer
10 412 (5.28%) C# ASP.NET Developer
11 402 (5.16%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
12 334 (4.28%) Software Developer
13 330 (4.23%) Angular Developer
14 320 (4.10%) Senior .NET Developer
15 289 (3.71%) JavaScript Developer
16 259 (3.32%) Web Developer
17 258 (3.31%) Senior C# Developer
18 254 (3.26%) DevOps Engineer
19 253 (3.25%) WPF Developer
20 246 (3.16%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2,723 (34.93%) ASP.NET
2 1,991 (25.54%) HTML
3 1,752 (22.47%) CSS
4 1,661 (21.31%) AngularJS
5 1,519 (19.48%) .NET Framework
6 1,509 (19.36%) ASP.NET Web API
7 1,335 (17.12%) ASP.NET MVC
8 1,025 (13.15%) Web Services
9 1,021 (13.10%) jQuery
10 890 (11.42%) WCF
11 765 (9.81%) HTML5
12 691 (8.86%) REST
13 686 (8.80%) Entity Framework
14 667 (8.56%) React
15 634 (8.13%) WPF
16 588 (7.54%) XML
17 547 (7.02%) .NET Core
18 527 (6.76%) RESTful
19 470 (6.03%) JSON
20 458 (5.87%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 561 (7.20%) Greenfield Project
2 374 (4.80%) Analytical Skills
3 262 (3.36%) User Experience
4 253 (3.25%) Enterprise Software
5 230 (2.95%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 213 (2.73%) Computer Science
7 206 (2.64%) Fintech
8 137 (1.76%) Mobile App
9 132 (1.69%) Self-Motivation
10 120 (1.54%) Algorithms
11 111 (1.42%) Fixed Income
12 109 (1.40%) Derivative
13 104 (1.33%) Hedge funds
14 86 (1.10%) N-Tier
15 82 (1.05%) Client/Server
16 78 (1.00%) Equities
17 70 (0.90%) Data Structures
18 67 (0.86%) Management Information System
19 55 (0.71%) Public Cloud
20 51 (0.65%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 841 (10.79%) Windows
2 303 (3.89%) Linux
3 265 (3.40%) Windows Server
4 152 (1.95%) Android
5 151 (1.94%) Unix
6 137 (1.76%) Apple iOS
7 118 (1.51%) Windows Server 2012
8 51 (0.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 51 (0.65%) Windows Server 2008
9 36 (0.46%) Windows Server 2003
10 32 (0.41%) Windows 10
11 24 (0.31%) Windows 7
12 12 (0.15%) Windows Phone
13 11 (0.14%) Nucleus RTOS
14 9 (0.12%) Windows 8
15 8 (0.10%) zOS
16 5 (0.064%) CentOS
16 5 (0.064%) Ubuntu
16 5 (0.064%) VMS
16 5 (0.064%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 3,585 (45.99%) Agile Software Development
2 2,647 (33.95%) MVC
3 1,762 (22.60%) TDD
4 1,136 (14.57%) Scrum
5 894 (11.47%) DevOps
6 866 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
7 865 (11.10%) BDD
8 779 (9.99%) Test Automation
9 720 (9.24%) Microservices
10 671 (8.61%) Web Development
11 658 (8.44%) Unit Testing
12 625 (8.02%) OO
13 592 (7.59%) Software Engineering
14 569 (7.30%) E-Commerce
15 528 (6.77%) SOLID
16 462 (5.93%) Problem-Solving
17 448 (5.75%) SOA
18 443 (5.68%) SDLC
19 416 (5.34%) CRM
20 370 (4.75%) Front End Development
Programming Languages
1 5,818 (74.63%) C#
2 2,757 (35.36%) SQL
3 2,746 (35.22%) JavaScript
4 885 (11.35%) Java
5 614 (7.88%) T-SQL
6 486 (6.23%) VB.NET
7 436 (5.59%) PowerShell
8 350 (4.49%) TypeScript
9 314 (4.03%) C++
10 302 (3.87%) Python
11 183 (2.35%) PHP
12 174 (2.23%) VB
13 151 (1.94%) VBA
14 148 (1.90%) PL/SQL
15 117 (1.50%) Ruby
16 101 (1.30%) C
17 72 (0.92%) Perl
18 62 (0.80%) R
18 62 (0.80%) VBScript
19 59 (0.76%) VB6
Qualifications
1 374 (4.80%) Degree
2 260 (3.34%) Security Cleared
3 179 (2.30%) SC Cleared
4 81 (1.04%) Computer Science Degree
5 73 (0.94%) Microsoft Certification
6 41 (0.53%) ISEB
6 41 (0.53%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 36 (0.46%) TOGAF Certification
8 34 (0.44%) ISTQB
9 32 (0.41%) BPSS Clearance
10 24 (0.31%) MCSE
11 22 (0.28%) DV Cleared
12 21 (0.27%) ISEB Practitioner
13 17 (0.22%) Numerate Degree
14 12 (0.15%) MCP
14 12 (0.15%) MCSD
15 10 (0.13%) PhD
16 9 (0.12%) CISSP
16 9 (0.12%) ITIL Certification
17 7 (0.090%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 325 (4.17%) QA
2 42 (0.54%) PCI DSS
3 38 (0.49%) HL7
4 34 (0.44%) MiFID
4 34 (0.44%) SLA
5 25 (0.32%) GDPR
5 25 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 19 (0.24%) Data Quality
7 18 (0.23%) WCAG
8 13 (0.17%) GCP
9 10 (0.13%) Disclosure Scotland
9 10 (0.13%) ISO 9001
10 9 (0.12%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 9 (0.12%) PMO
11 7 (0.090%) WAI
12 4 (0.051%) EMIR
13 3 (0.038%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 2 (0.026%) IFRS
14 2 (0.026%) MISRA
14 2 (0.026%) MISRA C
System Software
1 385 (4.94%) Docker
2 140 (1.80%) Active Directory
3 64 (0.82%) VMware Infrastructure
4 34 (0.44%) vSphere
5 26 (0.33%) Virtual Machines
6 20 (0.26%) Hyper-V
7 19 (0.24%) Xen
8 18 (0.23%) VMware ESXi
9 14 (0.18%) Microsoft App-V
10 10 (0.13%) Virtual Servers
11 9 (0.12%) Varnish
12 7 (0.090%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 7 (0.090%) Virtual Desktop
12 7 (0.090%) XenApp
12 7 (0.090%) XenDesktop
13 4 (0.051%) Platform Symphony
14 3 (0.038%) Firmware
14 3 (0.038%) QEMU
14 3 (0.038%) vCloud
15 2 (0.026%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 175 (2.24%) Puppet
2 133 (1.71%) Opscode Chef
3 105 (1.35%) Kubernetes
4 91 (1.17%) Ansible
5 58 (0.74%) Terraform
6 54 (0.69%) HP ALM
7 39 (0.50%) Single Sign-On
8 24 (0.31%) Kibana
9 22 (0.28%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 17 (0.22%) BladeLogic
11 16 (0.21%) SCCM
12 14 (0.18%) Grafana
12 14 (0.18%) HP Quality Center
13 12 (0.15%) Nagios
14 10 (0.13%) Control-M
14 10 (0.13%) Opsview
15 9 (0.12%) SCOM
15 9 (0.12%) WSUS
16 8 (0.10%) Icinga
16 8 (0.10%) logstash
Vendors
1 1,905 (24.44%) Microsoft
2 608 (7.80%) Oracle
3 249 (3.19%) Sitecore
4 148 (1.90%) Xamarin
5 136 (1.74%) Google
6 124 (1.59%) SAP
7 114 (1.46%) VMware
8 96 (1.23%) Atlassian
9 70 (0.90%) HP
10 58 (0.74%) Red Hat
11 55 (0.71%) Capita
11 55 (0.71%) IBM
12 54 (0.69%) Tableau
13 51 (0.65%) TIBCO
14 49 (0.63%) Salesforce.com
15 41 (0.53%) Adobe
16 39 (0.50%) Sybase
16 39 (0.50%) Telerik
17 38 (0.49%) Apigee
18 37 (0.47%) Splunk