Period
to 5 April 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 April 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 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 21 15 20
Rank change year-on-year -6 +5 -2
Contract jobs citing .NET 4,301 7,940 7,755
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 6.99% 8.19% 7.62%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 23.29% 24.93% 23.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,138 6,250 5,846
Median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £318 £325 £308
90th Percentile £650 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £420 £375
% change year-on-year +1.19% +12.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 57 49
Median hourly rate £35.00 £42.00 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.67% -6.67% +10.43%
10th Percentile £20.50 £21.35 £35.00
90th Percentile £52.70 £55.00 £53.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £44.46 £45.00
% change year-on-year -15.65% -1.21% +12.50%

.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 18,464 31,852 32,931
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 29.99% 32.86% 32.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 12,515 22,458 23,266
Median daily rate £500 £488 £473
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% +3.01% +9.30%
10th Percentile £331 £325 £313
90th Percentile £656 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £438 £413
% change year-on-year +2.86% +6.06% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 249 311 326
Median hourly rate £35.00 £42.00 £41.21
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.67% +1.93% +1.74%
10th Percentile £20.50 £18.50 £17.52
90th Percentile £68.75 £60.00 £59.38
Median hourly rate £35.00 £42.50 £41.56
% change year-on-year -17.65% +2.27% +3.89%

.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 April 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 April 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 April 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 -5 3,903 £463 +1.65% 2,219
UK excluding London -6 2,360 £425 +1.19% 1,778
London +1 1,857 £513 +2.50% 596
South East -10 638 £425 -5.56% 512
North of England -10 531 £400 +0.95% 484
South West -8 345 £450 - 187
Midlands -3 307 £413 +0.61% 288
North West -12 297 £400 - 269
Scotland +9 274 £425 +16.44% 87
East of England +14 211 £450 +9.09% 152
Yorkshire -6 187 £400 +6.67% 145
West Midlands -9 175 £450 +5.51% 161
East Midlands -1 131 £350 -9.09% 127
Work from Home -8 115 £425 -10.53% 215
North East -17 48 £425 +1.49% 70
Wales -26 39 £400 -11.11% 51
Northern Ireland -2 18 £413 +17.86% 17
Channel Islands - 1 £425 - 1

For the 6 months to 5 April 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 3,076 (71.52%) C#
2 1,680 (39.06%) Azure
3 1,651 (38.39%) Agile Software Development
4 1,521 (35.36%) SQL
5 1,443 (33.55%) JavaScript
6 1,396 (32.46%) SQL Server
7 1,077 (25.04%) ASP.NET
8 1,066 (24.78%) Microsoft
9 971 (22.58%) MVC
10 897 (20.86%) AngularJS
11 873 (20.30%) HTML
12 835 (19.41%) .NET Core
13 780 (18.14%) DevOps
14 751 (17.46%) Finance
15 738 (17.16%) CSS
16 719 (16.72%) .NET Framework
17 656 (15.25%) TDD
18 593 (13.79%) Java
19 592 (13.76%) Microservices
20 568 (13.21%) React
21 557 (12.95%) Scrum
22 517 (12.02%) AWS
23 497 (11.56%) Git (software)
24 489 (11.37%) Web Services
25 478 (11.11%) ASP.NET Web API
26 410 (9.53%) Test Automation
27 399 (9.28%) Software Engineering
28 394 (9.16%) ASP.NET MVC
29 390 (9.07%) Windows
30 386 (8.97%) Continuous Integration

.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
1 202 (4.70%) SharePoint
2 178 (4.14%) IIS
3 131 (3.05%) CMS
4 89 (2.07%) Umbraco
5 61 (1.42%) Confluence
6 59 (1.37%) Apache
7 51 (1.19%) Elasticsearch
8 49 (1.14%) BizTalk Server
9 44 (1.02%) Sitecore CMS
10 43 (1.00%) WebSphere
11 41 (0.95%) nginx
12 38 (0.88%) Tomcat
13 27 (0.63%) Jetty
13 27 (0.63%) Mongrel
14 25 (0.58%) EPiServer
15 24 (0.56%) Apache Spark
16 22 (0.51%) Oracle SOA Suite
16 22 (0.51%) SharePoint 2013
17 18 (0.42%) Kentico
17 18 (0.42%) SAS
Applications
1 110 (2.56%) Microsoft Excel
2 41 (0.95%) Microsoft Office
3 24 (0.56%) MS Visio
4 13 (0.30%) Photoshop
5 12 (0.28%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 9 (0.21%) Microsoft Project
7 7 (0.16%) Adobe XD
8 5 (0.12%) Acrobat
8 5 (0.12%) Adobe Illustrator
8 5 (0.12%) Spreadsheet
9 4 (0.093%) Chatbot
10 2 (0.047%) InfoPath
11 1 (0.023%) Adobe After Effects
11 1 (0.023%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 1 (0.023%) Adobe Premiere
11 1 (0.023%) Camtasia
11 1 (0.023%) EngageOne
11 1 (0.023%) Figma
11 1 (0.023%) GIMP
11 1 (0.023%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 160 (3.72%) Dynamics CRM
2 24 (0.56%) Dynamics AX
3 14 (0.33%) Endur
4 11 (0.26%) Magento
5 7 (0.16%) Sophis RISQUE
6 5 (0.12%) BusinessWorks
6 5 (0.12%) Elite 3E
6 5 (0.12%) SAP BPC
6 5 (0.12%) Shopify
6 5 (0.12%) Unit4 Business World
6 5 (0.12%) Visualfiles
7 4 (0.093%) Distributed Ledger
7 4 (0.093%) Orchestrade
7 4 (0.093%) Payment Gateway
7 4 (0.093%) R3 Corda
7 4 (0.093%) SAP ERP
8 3 (0.070%) SAP CO
8 3 (0.070%) SAP FI
8 3 (0.070%) SAP FI/CO
9 2 (0.047%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 1,680 (39.06%) Azure
2 517 (12.02%) AWS
3 167 (3.88%) Serverless
4 146 (3.39%) Dynamics 365
5 144 (3.35%) PaaS
6 140 (3.26%) Power Platform
7 131 (3.05%) GCP
8 130 (3.02%) SaaS
9 95 (2.21%) Azure Functions
10 84 (1.95%) GitHub
11 77 (1.79%) IaaS
12 60 (1.40%) Office 365
13 59 (1.37%) Azure Active Directory
14 40 (0.93%) AWS Lambda
15 33 (0.77%) PowerApps
16 31 (0.72%) Amazon EC2
17 30 (0.70%) Azure Data Factory
18 28 (0.65%) Google App Engine
19 27 (0.63%) Cloud Computing
19 27 (0.63%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 93 (2.16%) TCP/IP
2 72 (1.67%) HTTP
3 59 (1.37%) DNS
4 52 (1.21%) Firewall
5 44 (1.02%) SSL
6 43 (1.00%) DHCP
7 34 (0.79%) Internet
8 31 (0.72%) Ethernet
9 30 (0.70%) FTP
10 28 (0.65%) IPsec
11 21 (0.49%) Network Security
12 19 (0.44%) Intranet
13 16 (0.37%) RTMP
14 14 (0.33%) Skype
15 13 (0.30%) DMZ
16 12 (0.28%) VPN
16 12 (0.28%) WAN
17 11 (0.26%) Wireless
18 8 (0.19%) HTTPS
19 7 (0.16%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,396 (32.46%) SQL Server
2 197 (4.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 181 (4.21%) NoSQL
4 174 (4.05%) MongoDB
5 147 (3.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 140 (3.26%) Azure SQL Database
7 138 (3.21%) MySQL
8 133 (3.09%) Relational Database
9 111 (2.58%) Power BI
10 99 (2.30%) Data Warehouse
11 97 (2.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 95 (2.21%) Redis
13 86 (2.00%) SQL Server 2008
14 72 (1.67%) Oracle Database
15 62 (1.44%) SQL Server 2012
16 59 (1.37%) Cosmos DB
17 56 (1.30%) PostgreSQL
18 54 (1.26%) Big Data
19 49 (1.14%) Microsoft Analysis Services
19 49 (1.14%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 497 (11.56%) Git (software)
2 352 (8.18%) Visual Studio
3 258 (6.00%) Team Foundation Server
4 222 (5.16%) TeamCity
5 187 (4.35%) JIRA
6 180 (4.19%) Octopus Deploy
7 171 (3.98%) Jenkins
8 168 (3.91%) Selenium
9 113 (2.63%) SpecFlow
10 108 (2.51%) NUnit
11 87 (2.02%) Subversion
12 86 (2.00%) Visual Studio Team System
13 68 (1.58%) Cucumber
14 64 (1.49%) Moq
15 43 (1.00%) Eclipse
16 38 (0.88%) MSBuild
17 36 (0.84%) Artifactory
17 36 (0.84%) WebDriver
18 34 (0.79%) NetBeans
19 32 (0.74%) webpack
General
1 751 (17.46%) Finance
2 240 (5.58%) Front Office
3 220 (5.12%) Public Sector
4 212 (4.93%) Banking
5 108 (2.51%) Retail
6 79 (1.84%) Law
7 61 (1.42%) Marketing
8 59 (1.37%) Investment Banking
9 49 (1.14%) Back Office
10 39 (0.91%) Aerospace
11 37 (0.86%) Telecoms
12 36 (0.84%) Publishing
13 33 (0.77%) Military
14 24 (0.56%) Financial Institution
15 21 (0.49%) Legal
16 19 (0.44%) Manufacturing
17 17 (0.40%) Electronics
17 17 (0.40%) Games
18 12 (0.28%) Local Government
19 11 (0.26%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 2,923 (67.96%) Developer
2 1,550 (36.04%) .NET Developer
3 850 (19.76%) C# Developer
4 482 (11.21%) C# .NET Developer
5 286 (6.65%) Full Stack Developer
6 267 (6.21%) Senior Developer
7 248 (5.77%) Architect
8 221 (5.14%) Azure Developer
9 213 (4.95%) Software Developer
10 191 (4.44%) SQL Developer
11 151 (3.51%) Senior .NET Developer
12 149 (3.46%) ASP.NET Developer
13 144 (3.35%) Angular Developer
14 140 (3.26%) Software Engineer
15 133 (3.09%) React Developer
16 123 (2.86%) DevOps Engineer
17 114 (2.65%) JavaScript Developer
18 112 (2.60%) Solutions Architect
19 103 (2.39%) Analyst
19 103 (2.39%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,077 (25.04%) ASP.NET
2 897 (20.86%) AngularJS
3 873 (20.30%) HTML
4 835 (19.41%) .NET Core
5 738 (17.16%) CSS
6 719 (16.72%) .NET Framework
7 568 (13.21%) React
8 489 (11.37%) Web Services
9 478 (11.11%) ASP.NET Web API
10 394 (9.16%) ASP.NET MVC
11 328 (7.63%) Entity Framework
12 325 (7.56%) jQuery
13 276 (6.42%) Node.js
14 250 (5.81%) XML
15 245 (5.70%) RESTful
16 238 (5.53%) HTML5
17 235 (5.46%) REST
18 224 (5.21%) WCF
19 198 (4.60%) WPF
20 176 (4.09%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 272 (6.32%) Greenfield Project
2 232 (5.39%) Analytical Skills
3 149 (3.46%) User Experience
4 130 (3.02%) Enterprise Software
5 85 (1.98%) Fixed Income
6 81 (1.88%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 80 (1.86%) Derivative
8 79 (1.84%) Hedge funds
8 79 (1.84%) Mobile App
9 75 (1.74%) Cloud Native
10 60 (1.40%) Self-Motivation
11 53 (1.23%) Equities
12 45 (1.05%) Public Cloud
13 41 (0.95%) Management Information System
14 31 (0.72%) N-Tier
15 29 (0.67%) Data Centre
16 28 (0.65%) Virtual Team
17 27 (0.63%) Algorithms
18 24 (0.56%) NHS
18 24 (0.56%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 390 (9.07%) Windows
2 264 (6.14%) Linux
3 93 (2.16%) Windows Server
4 75 (1.74%) Android
5 64 (1.49%) Apple iOS
6 48 (1.12%) Unix
7 39 (0.91%) CentOS
8 22 (0.51%) Windows Server 2016
9 20 (0.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 18 (0.42%) Windows Server 2012
11 15 (0.35%) CoreOS
11 15 (0.35%) Ubuntu
12 14 (0.33%) Windows 10
13 12 (0.28%) VMS
14 11 (0.26%) Mac OS
15 9 (0.21%) Windows Server 2008
16 5 (0.12%) Windows 7
16 5 (0.12%) Windows Server 2003
16 5 (0.12%) Windows Server 2019
16 5 (0.12%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,651 (38.39%) Agile Software Development
2 971 (22.58%) MVC
3 780 (18.14%) DevOps
4 656 (15.25%) TDD
5 592 (13.76%) Microservices
6 557 (12.95%) Scrum
7 410 (9.53%) Test Automation
8 399 (9.28%) Software Engineering
9 386 (8.97%) Continuous Integration
10 289 (6.72%) BDD
11 288 (6.70%) Unit Testing
12 276 (6.42%) OO
13 255 (5.93%) Web Development
14 238 (5.53%) Problem-Solving
15 227 (5.28%) Migration
16 224 (5.21%) SDLC
17 215 (5.00%) CRM
18 189 (4.39%) SOLID
19 185 (4.30%) E-Commerce
20 167 (3.88%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 3,076 (71.52%) C#
2 1,521 (35.36%) SQL
3 1,443 (33.55%) JavaScript
4 593 (13.79%) Java
5 321 (7.46%) T-SQL
6 291 (6.77%) Python
7 262 (6.09%) PowerShell
8 248 (5.77%) TypeScript
9 213 (4.95%) VB.NET
10 204 (4.74%) C++
11 109 (2.53%) VBA
12 95 (2.21%) PHP
13 81 (1.88%) VB
14 76 (1.77%) C
15 54 (1.26%) F#
16 51 (1.19%) Ruby
17 50 (1.16%) PL/SQL
18 44 (1.02%) Bash Shell
19 39 (0.91%) R
20 31 (0.72%) XAML
Qualifications
1 310 (7.21%) Security Cleared
2 224 (5.21%) SC Cleared
3 180 (4.19%) Degree
4 71 (1.65%) Microsoft Certification
5 48 (1.12%) Computer Science Degree
6 46 (1.07%) DV Cleared
7 29 (0.67%) ISTQB
8 20 (0.47%) Master's Degree
9 19 (0.44%) CISSP
9 19 (0.44%) ISEB
10 17 (0.40%) BPSS Clearance
11 15 (0.35%) MCITP
12 13 (0.30%) CCNA
12 13 (0.30%) Cisco Certification
12 13 (0.30%) Network+ Certification
13 12 (0.28%) MCSD
14 11 (0.26%) CCENT
14 11 (0.26%) Numerate Degree
15 9 (0.21%) GIAC
16 8 (0.19%) MCPD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 185 (4.30%) QA
2 23 (0.53%) SLA
2 23 (0.53%) WCAG
3 11 (0.26%) NIST
4 9 (0.21%) GDPR
5 6 (0.14%) Data Quality
5 6 (0.14%) PMO
6 4 (0.093%) Disclosure Scotland
6 4 (0.093%) MiFID
6 4 (0.093%) Solvency II
7 3 (0.070%) GxP
8 2 (0.047%) EMIR
8 2 (0.047%) HL7
8 2 (0.047%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 2 (0.047%) PCI DSS
9 1 (0.023%) Basel III
9 1 (0.023%) COBIT
9 1 (0.023%) IFRS
9 1 (0.023%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 1 (0.023%) SNOMED CT
System Software
1 318 (7.39%) Docker
2 123 (2.86%) Active Directory
3 38 (0.88%) VMware Infrastructure
4 29 (0.67%) Virtual Machines
5 27 (0.63%) Xen
6 10 (0.23%) VMware NSX
7 6 (0.14%) Hyper-V
7 6 (0.14%) Oracle RAC
8 5 (0.12%) VirtualBox
9 2 (0.047%) VMware ESXi
9 2 (0.047%) vSphere
10 1 (0.023%) IAG
10 1 (0.023%) NDS
10 1 (0.023%) Postfix
10 1 (0.023%) Virtual Desktop
10 1 (0.023%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 276 (6.42%) Kubernetes
2 98 (2.28%) Terraform
3 89 (2.07%) Ansible
4 65 (1.51%) Puppet
5 35 (0.81%) Opscode Chef
6 26 (0.60%) MIIS
7 20 (0.47%) Grafana
8 17 (0.40%) SCOM
9 15 (0.35%) Prometheus
10 14 (0.33%) Single Sign-On
11 13 (0.30%) Nagios
12 11 (0.26%) vCenter Server
13 9 (0.21%) HP ALM
13 9 (0.21%) Kibana
14 7 (0.16%) Microsoft Clustering
14 7 (0.16%) SCCM
15 6 (0.14%) SCVMM
16 5 (0.12%) Consul
16 5 (0.12%) FortiGate
16 5 (0.12%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 1,066 (24.78%) Microsoft
2 319 (7.42%) Oracle
3 115 (2.67%) Google
4 94 (2.19%) Sitecore
5 77 (1.79%) Xamarin
6 62 (1.44%) SAP
7 59 (1.37%) VMware
8 39 (0.91%) Atlassian
9 38 (0.88%) Remedy
10 37 (0.86%) Tableau
11 32 (0.74%) AppDynamics
12 31 (0.72%) Cognos
13 30 (0.70%) DevExpress
14 27 (0.63%) Salesforce.com
14 27 (0.63%) TIBCO
15 23 (0.53%) OpenLink
15 23 (0.53%) Telerik
16 22 (0.51%) UiPath
17 21 (0.49%) IBM
18 19 (0.44%) RedGate