Period
to 18 October 2021

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 18 October 2021 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
18 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 33 33 20
Rank change year-on-year 0 -13 -5
Contract jobs citing .NET 4,875 1,754 6,108
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 5.81% 5.68% 7.18%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 19.54% 18.20% 23.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,802 1,305 4,644
10th Percentile £350 £310 £325
25th Percentile £406 £380 £375
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £475 £450
Median % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
75th Percentile £613 £588 £538
90th Percentile £700 £675 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £425
% change year-on-year +6.25% -5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 11 48
10th Percentile £25.50 £20.13 £30.03
25th Percentile £35.00 £22.38 £37.75
Median hourly rate £47.50 £33.75 £44.00
Median % change year-on-year +40.74% -23.30% +1.73%
75th Percentile £51.63 £46.95 £50.00
90th Percentile £62.00 £53.75 £58.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £48.25 £40.50 £44.75
% change year-on-year +19.14% -9.50% +3.47%

.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 24,955 9,639 26,438
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 29.76% 31.23% 31.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 17,922 6,819 18,594
10th Percentile £363 £313 £338
25th Percentile £425 £400 £406
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £495 £500
Median % change year-on-year +6.06% -1.00% +5.26%
75th Percentile £625 £588 £575
90th Percentile £700 £675 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £450 £445
% change year-on-year +5.56% +1.12% +4.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 234 73 249
10th Percentile £17.79 £21.90 £20.26
25th Percentile £28.43 £30.00 £32.95
Median hourly rate £49.00 £42.00 £45.00
Median % change year-on-year +16.67% -6.67% +8.36%
75th Percentile £63.44 £54.00 £53.00
90th Percentile £73.19 £61.87 £73.15
UK excluding London median hourly rate £49.00 £46.40 £45.00
% change year-on-year +5.60% +3.11% +8.43%

.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 18 October 2021.

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 18 October 2021.

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 18 October 2021. 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 3,897 £505 +6.32% 2,746
London -4 2,140 £585 +6.27% 878
UK excluding London +3 1,792 £425 +6.25% 2,071
Work from Home 0 1,383 £475 +11.76% 718
North of England +12 511 £413 +10.00% 665
South East -3 386 £450 - 430
North West +13 333 £405 +8.00% 376
Midlands -7 280 £411 +9.67% 418
Scotland 0 205 £450 +12.50% 126
South West +5 167 £425 +3.66% 179
West Midlands -16 162 £424 +4.95% 234
Yorkshire +14 147 £428 +30.53% 192
East of England +6 141 £434 +6.44% 167
East Midlands +6 115 £388 +14.81% 183
Wales +20 79 £484 +38.14% 63
North East -2 31 £406 -7.14% 97
Northern Ireland +13 24 £475 +6.62% 24
Isle of Man - 1 £400 - 2

For the 6 months to 18 October 2021, 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 3,352 (68.76%) C#
2 2,229 (45.72%) Azure
3 1,910 (39.18%) SQL
4 1,814 (37.21%) Agile Software Development
5 1,421 (29.15%) SQL Server
6 1,335 (27.38%) JavaScript
7 1,315 (26.97%) .NET Core
8 1,281 (26.28%) DevOps
9 1,134 (23.26%) Microsoft
10 1,029 (21.11%) .NET Framework
11 1,006 (20.64%) ASP.NET
12 861 (17.66%) AngularJS
13 846 (17.35%) Finance
14 845 (17.33%) Social Skills
15 790 (16.21%) Software Engineering
16 789 (16.18%) Microservices
17 765 (15.69%) HTML
18 739 (15.16%) Full Stack Development
19 700 (14.36%) MVC
20 695 (14.26%) CSS
21 677 (13.89%) Java
22 664 (13.62%) Git (software)
23 638 (13.09%) Oracle
24 617 (12.66%) TDD
25 613 (12.57%) Windows
26 585 (12.00%) AWS
27 579 (11.88%) React
28 536 (10.99%) Docker
29 529 (10.85%) Scrum
30 516 (10.58%) ASP.NET Web API

.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
1 312 (6.40%) SharePoint
2 129 (2.65%) IIS
3 127 (2.61%) Confluence
4 113 (2.32%) BizTalk Server
5 86 (1.76%) CMS
6 58 (1.19%) Umbraco
7 53 (1.09%) Apache
8 42 (0.86%) Elasticsearch
9 33 (0.68%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 29 (0.59%) MS Exchange
11 26 (0.53%) Tomcat
12 23 (0.47%) Apache Spark
13 22 (0.45%) nginx
14 20 (0.41%) EPiServer
15 19 (0.39%) Apache Solr
16 18 (0.37%) Kentico
16 18 (0.37%) Sitecore CMS
16 18 (0.37%) WebSphere
17 16 (0.33%) SharePoint Server
18 12 (0.25%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 128 (2.63%) Microsoft Excel
2 39 (0.80%) Microsoft Office
3 13 (0.27%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 9 (0.18%) Microsoft Project
5 6 (0.12%) Spreadsheet
6 5 (0.10%) Chatbot
7 3 (0.062%) InfoPath
7 3 (0.062%) Mingle
7 3 (0.062%) MS Visio
7 3 (0.062%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.021%) Acrobat
8 1 (0.021%) Adobe XD
8 1 (0.021%) FileZilla
8 1 (0.021%) Siemens NX
Business Applications
1 196 (4.02%) Dynamics CRM
2 128 (2.63%) Dynamics AX
3 35 (0.72%) SunGard Martini
4 11 (0.23%) Dynamics NAV
5 8 (0.16%) Endur
6 7 (0.14%) Lorenzo
6 7 (0.14%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
7 6 (0.12%) BusinessWorks
8 5 (0.10%) NetSuite
9 4 (0.082%) Magento
9 4 (0.082%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
9 4 (0.082%) Salesforce.com CRM
10 3 (0.062%) Exchequer
10 3 (0.062%) SAP Hybris
11 2 (0.041%) Dynamics GP
11 2 (0.041%) Loan IQ
11 2 (0.041%) Oracle BPM
11 2 (0.041%) SAP CRM
11 2 (0.041%) SAP MII
11 2 (0.041%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 2,229 (45.72%) Azure
2 585 (12.00%) AWS
3 424 (8.70%) Serverless
4 289 (5.93%) Power Platform
5 264 (5.42%) Azure Functions
6 228 (4.68%) Azure Service Bus
7 225 (4.62%) Dynamics 365
8 219 (4.49%) PaaS
9 217 (4.45%) Azure Cosmos DB
10 168 (3.45%) PowerApps
11 157 (3.22%) Azure Logic Apps
12 133 (2.73%) GCP
13 131 (2.69%) SaaS
14 118 (2.42%) Azure Active Directory
15 115 (2.36%) GitHub
16 105 (2.15%) Microsoft 365
17 98 (2.01%) Azure Storage
18 97 (1.99%) AWS Lambda
19 93 (1.91%) IaaS
20 89 (1.83%) Azure Data Factory
Communications & Networking
1 88 (1.81%) TCP/IP
2 66 (1.35%) Firewall
3 41 (0.84%) HTTP
4 33 (0.68%) DNS
4 33 (0.68%) VoIP
5 32 (0.66%) Internet
6 25 (0.51%) Network Security
6 25 (0.51%) RTMP
7 23 (0.47%) SNMP
8 18 (0.37%) Intranet
9 17 (0.35%) Ethernet
10 16 (0.33%) Kerberos
11 14 (0.29%) SSL
12 13 (0.27%) FTP
13 10 (0.21%) WAN
14 9 (0.18%) LAN
15 8 (0.16%) DHCP
15 8 (0.16%) SMTP
15 8 (0.16%) SSH
16 6 (0.12%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,421 (29.15%) SQL Server
2 217 (4.45%) Azure SQL Database
3 214 (4.39%) Relational Database
4 186 (3.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 172 (3.53%) NoSQL
6 146 (2.99%) Power BI
7 144 (2.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 112 (2.30%) Oracle Database
9 111 (2.28%) MongoDB
10 110 (2.26%) MySQL
11 102 (2.09%) PostgreSQL
12 96 (1.97%) Data Lake
13 91 (1.87%) Data Warehouse
14 60 (1.23%) SQL Server 2016
15 53 (1.09%) Big Data
16 51 (1.05%) SQL Server 2012
17 50 (1.03%) RDBMS
18 44 (0.90%) Amazon DynamoDB
18 44 (0.90%) SQL Server Analysis Services
19 42 (0.86%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 664 (13.62%) Git (software)
2 354 (7.26%) Visual Studio
3 319 (6.54%) JIRA
4 301 (6.17%) Jenkins
5 246 (5.05%) TeamCity
6 153 (3.14%) Team Foundation Server
7 151 (3.10%) Selenium
8 142 (2.91%) Subversion
9 136 (2.79%) SpecFlow
10 119 (2.44%) NUnit
11 116 (2.38%) Octopus Deploy
12 110 (2.26%) Bitbucket
13 93 (1.91%) Visual Studio Team System
14 69 (1.42%) GitLab
15 66 (1.35%) Artifactory
16 53 (1.09%) Postman
17 49 (1.01%) Moq
18 46 (0.94%) webpack
19 44 (0.90%) Jasmine
20 43 (0.88%) Cucumber
General
1 846 (17.35%) Finance
2 845 (17.33%) Social Skills
3 510 (10.46%) Banking
4 278 (5.70%) Front Office
5 274 (5.62%) Analytical Skills
6 245 (5.03%) Public Sector
7 206 (4.23%) Investment Banking
8 118 (2.42%) Presentation Skills
9 86 (1.76%) Marketing
10 79 (1.62%) Retail
11 63 (1.29%) Games
12 38 (0.78%) Law
12 38 (0.78%) Military
12 38 (0.78%) Telecoms
13 36 (0.74%) Manufacturing
14 34 (0.70%) Legal
15 30 (0.62%) Back Office
16 29 (0.59%) Financial Institution
17 28 (0.57%) Documentation Skills
18 25 (0.51%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 3,135 (64.31%) Developer
2 1,599 (32.80%) .NET Developer
3 1,004 (20.59%) C# Developer
4 526 (10.79%) C# .NET Developer
5 364 (7.47%) Full Stack Developer
6 357 (7.32%) Software Engineer
7 321 (6.58%) Azure Developer
8 319 (6.54%) Senior Developer
9 293 (6.01%) Architect
10 220 (4.51%) Software Developer
11 213 (4.37%) Angular Developer
12 201 (4.12%) SQL Developer
13 171 (3.51%) Senior .NET Developer
14 157 (3.22%) React Developer
15 144 (2.95%) DevOps Engineer
16 142 (2.91%) Analyst
17 141 (2.89%) Consultant
18 139 (2.85%) Solutions Architect
19 125 (2.56%) Azure Engineer
20 110 (2.26%) .NET Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,315 (26.97%) .NET Core
2 1,029 (21.11%) .NET Framework
3 1,006 (20.64%) ASP.NET
4 861 (17.66%) AngularJS
5 765 (15.69%) HTML
6 695 (14.26%) CSS
7 579 (11.88%) React
8 516 (10.58%) ASP.NET Web API
9 375 (7.69%) REST
10 354 (7.26%) Entity Framework
11 347 (7.12%) Web Services
12 307 (6.30%) RESTful
13 275 (5.64%) HTML5
14 271 (5.56%) WPF
15 251 (5.15%) ASP.NET MVC
16 247 (5.07%) jQuery
17 227 (4.66%) XML
18 222 (4.55%) Node.js
19 212 (4.35%) JSON
20 185 (3.79%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 229 (4.70%) Greenfield Project
2 167 (3.43%) User Experience
3 119 (2.44%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 113 (2.32%) Data Protection Act
5 101 (2.07%) Cloud Native
6 100 (2.05%) Self-Motivation
7 91 (1.87%) Derivative
8 87 (1.78%) Mobile App
9 86 (1.76%) Fixed Income
10 79 (1.62%) Enterprise Software
11 74 (1.52%) Data Structures
12 68 (1.39%) Legacy Systems
13 45 (0.92%) Equities
13 45 (0.92%) Hedge funds
14 39 (0.80%) Management Information System
15 37 (0.76%) Public Cloud
16 35 (0.72%) NHS
17 34 (0.70%) N-Tier
18 31 (0.64%) Legacy Applications
19 28 (0.57%) Interest Rate Derivative
Operating Systems
1 613 (12.57%) Windows
2 209 (4.29%) Linux
3 101 (2.07%) Windows Server
4 34 (0.70%) Apple iOS
4 34 (0.70%) Unix
4 34 (0.70%) Windows Server 2012
5 31 (0.64%) Android
5 31 (0.64%) Windows 10
6 30 (0.62%) Windows Server 2016
7 24 (0.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 20 (0.41%) Windows Server 2008
9 17 (0.35%) Windows 7
10 16 (0.33%) Windows XP
11 11 (0.23%) Windows Server 2019
12 10 (0.21%) Mac OS X
13 8 (0.16%) Ubuntu
14 5 (0.10%) AIX
14 5 (0.10%) CentOS
15 3 (0.062%) VMS
16 2 (0.041%) CoreOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,814 (37.21%) Agile Software Development
2 1,281 (26.28%) DevOps
3 790 (16.21%) Software Engineering
4 789 (16.18%) Microservices
5 739 (15.16%) Full Stack Development
6 700 (14.36%) MVC
7 617 (12.66%) TDD
8 529 (10.85%) Scrum
9 514 (10.54%) Test Automation
10 415 (8.51%) Unit Testing
11 362 (7.43%) Continuous Integration
12 336 (6.89%) OO
13 328 (6.73%) SDLC
14 320 (6.56%) Problem-Solving
15 304 (6.24%) Migration
16 282 (5.78%) Business Intelligence
17 260 (5.33%) BDD
18 246 (5.05%) Web Development
19 226 (4.64%) CRM
20 224 (4.59%) SOLID
Programming Languages
1 3,352 (68.76%) C#
2 1,910 (39.18%) SQL
3 1,335 (27.38%) JavaScript
4 677 (13.89%) Java
5 501 (10.28%) TypeScript
6 492 (10.09%) Python
7 314 (6.44%) PowerShell
8 265 (5.44%) T-SQL
9 255 (5.23%) C++
10 235 (4.82%) VB.NET
11 163 (3.34%) PL/SQL
12 140 (2.87%) VBA
13 120 (2.46%) VB
14 105 (2.15%) Go
15 69 (1.42%) PHP
16 66 (1.35%) C
17 55 (1.13%) Ruby
18 45 (0.92%) Scala
18 45 (0.92%) XAML
19 42 (0.86%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 310 (6.36%) Security Cleared
2 251 (5.15%) SC Cleared
3 204 (4.18%) Degree
4 44 (0.90%) Computer Science Degree
5 33 (0.68%) BPSS Clearance
6 28 (0.57%) ISTQB
6 28 (0.57%) Microsoft Certification
7 19 (0.39%) DV Cleared
7 19 (0.39%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 19 (0.39%) Numerate Degree
8 15 (0.31%) Master's Degree
9 12 (0.25%) PhD
10 7 (0.14%) AWS Certification
11 6 (0.12%) ISEB
11 6 (0.12%) ITIL Certification
11 6 (0.12%) MCSE
12 5 (0.10%) CISSP
12 5 (0.10%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 3 (0.062%) BC Cleared
13 3 (0.062%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 174 (3.57%) QA
2 74 (1.52%) Accessibility
3 29 (0.59%) GDPR
4 19 (0.39%) WCAG
5 12 (0.25%) SLA
6 7 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 27005
7 5 (0.10%) Disclosure Scotland
8 4 (0.082%) Data Quality
8 4 (0.082%) HL7
8 4 (0.082%) NCSC
8 4 (0.082%) PMO
9 3 (0.062%) ISO 9001
9 3 (0.062%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 3 (0.062%) NIST
9 3 (0.062%) PCI DSS
10 2 (0.041%) DICOM
11 1 (0.021%) COBIT
11 1 (0.021%) GMP
11 1 (0.021%) GxP
11 1 (0.021%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 536 (10.99%) Docker
2 179 (3.67%) Active Directory
3 26 (0.53%) Virtual Machines
3 26 (0.53%) VMware Infrastructure
4 20 (0.41%) Virtual Desktop
5 15 (0.31%) XenDesktop
6 13 (0.27%) Hyper-V
6 13 (0.27%) VMware ESXi
7 10 (0.21%) Citrix Hypervisor
7 10 (0.21%) XenApp
8 5 (0.10%) LXC
9 4 (0.082%) Virtual Servers
9 4 (0.082%) vSphere
10 3 (0.062%) Platform Symphony
11 2 (0.041%) KVM
11 2 (0.041%) Microsoft App-V
11 2 (0.041%) Oracle RAC
11 2 (0.041%) Xen
12 1 (0.021%) BitLocker
12 1 (0.021%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 499 (10.24%) Kubernetes
2 219 (4.49%) Terraform
3 147 (3.02%) Ansible
4 67 (1.37%) Prometheus
5 60 (1.23%) Grafana
6 51 (1.05%) Puppet
7 50 (1.03%) Opscode Chef
8 48 (0.98%) BladeLogic
9 36 (0.74%) Microsoft Intune
10 32 (0.66%) SCCM
11 26 (0.53%) ITRS Geneos
12 24 (0.49%) MIIS
13 21 (0.43%) Nagios
14 19 (0.39%) SCVMM
15 18 (0.37%) SCOM
16 14 (0.29%) Control-M
16 14 (0.29%) Rancher
17 13 (0.27%) Kibana
18 12 (0.25%) vCenter Server
18 12 (0.25%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 1,134 (23.26%) Microsoft
2 638 (13.09%) Oracle
3 160 (3.28%) SAP
4 83 (1.70%) Databricks
5 62 (1.27%) Google
6 58 (1.19%) Salesforce.com
7 49 (1.01%) MuleSoft
8 47 (0.96%) Atlassian
9 45 (0.92%) Splunk
10 44 (0.90%) Telerik
11 42 (0.86%) Citrix
11 42 (0.86%) VMware
12 37 (0.76%) Xamarin
13 36 (0.74%) SunGard
14 35 (0.72%) FIS
15 32 (0.66%) Sitecore
16 29 (0.59%) IBM
17 25 (0.51%) Blue Prism
18 23 (0.47%) F5
19 22 (0.45%) ServiceNow