Period
to 23 October 2017

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 23 October 2017 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
23 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 20 20 16
Rank change year-on-year 0 -4 -2
Contract jobs citing .NET 7204 7834 9146
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 7.19% 7.43% 8.03%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 22.42% 24.72% 28.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 5326 5603 6598
UK median daily rate £413 £395 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.43% +3.95% +1.33%
10th Percentile £300 £275 £275
90th Percentile £599 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +3.57% - +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 89 104 137
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £21.97 £14.99 £19.79
90th Percentile £52.50 £46.53 £52.72
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £39.53
% change year-on-year +6.25% +1.20% +11.34%

.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 32130 31687 31900
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 32.07% 30.07% 27.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 22571 22049 21755
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £313 £299 £275
90th Percentile £625 £588 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 368 369 528
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - +8.70%
10th Percentile £18.35 £13.50 £14.25
90th Percentile £52.50 £51.10 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.75 £36.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +13.19% -4.00% +10.74%

.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 23 October 2017.

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 23 October 2017.

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 23 October 2017. 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 -2 6710 £425 +6.25% 1450
UK excluding London -1 3851 £363 +3.57% 1061
London -1 3271 £475 +5.56% 449
South East -3 1057 £375 - 279
North of England -3 787 £350 - 305
Midlands -2 701 £355 +1.43% 200
South West -1 487 £350 - 99
North West +2 451 £374 +6.79% 161
East of England +7 417 £369 +0.34% 118
West Midlands -1 362 £364 +3.93% 102
East Midlands -2 333 £350 - 97
Scotland +2 267 £363 +11.54% 34
Yorkshire -11 264 £340 -2.86% 117
Wales +24 114 £363 -9.38% 21
North East +20 72 £350 - 27
Northern Ireland -34 50 £400 +3.90% 5
Isle of Man -1 1 £210 -53.33%

For the 6 months to 23 October 2017, IT contractor jobs citing .NET also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for .NET.

1 5173 (71.81%) C#
2 3069 (42.60%) Agile Software Development
3 2934 (40.73%) SQL Server
4 2628 (36.48%) SQL
5 2610 (36.23%) ASP.NET
6 2565 (35.61%) MVC
7 2519 (34.97%) JavaScript
8 2001 (27.78%) Microsoft
9 1993 (27.67%) HTML
10 1750 (24.29%) CSS
11 1580 (21.93%) AngularJS
12 1535 (21.31%) TDD
13 1331 (18.48%) Finance
14 1310 (18.18%) .NET Framework
15 1300 (18.05%) ASP.NET Web API
16 1275 (17.70%) ASP.NET MVC
17 1202 (16.69%) Microsoft Azure
18 1065 (14.78%) Web Services
19 1017 (14.12%) jQuery
20 1009 (14.01%) Scrum
21 1000 (13.88%) Windows
22 888 (12.33%) WCF
23 875 (12.15%) Java
24 797 (11.06%) HTML5
25 761 (10.56%) Visual Studio
26 744 (10.33%) Team Foundation Server
27 729 (10.12%) Web Development
28 689 (9.56%) Continuous Integration
29 674 (9.36%) T-SQL
30 671 (9.31%) Banking

.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
1 394 (5.47%) SharePoint
2 362 (5.02%) IIS
3 361 (5.01%) CMS
4 172 (2.39%) Elasticsearch
5 146 (2.03%) Umbraco
6 133 (1.85%) Sitecore CMS
7 129 (1.79%) SharePoint 2013
8 117 (1.62%) BizTalk Server
9 102 (1.42%) Confluence
10 98 (1.36%) Apache
10 98 (1.36%) NServiceBus
11 77 (1.07%) Tomcat
12 73 (1.01%) EPiServer
13 69 (0.96%) WebSphere
14 67 (0.93%) JBoss
15 59 (0.82%) SharePoint 2010
16 50 (0.69%) Oracle SOA Suite
17 38 (0.53%) OpenStack
18 33 (0.46%) Apache Solr
19 32 (0.44%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 200 (2.78%) Microsoft Excel
2 110 (1.53%) Microsoft Office
3 28 (0.39%) MS Visio
4 20 (0.28%) Spreadsheet
5 19 (0.26%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 18 (0.25%) Photoshop
7 10 (0.14%) InfoPath
8 8 (0.11%) Microsoft Project
9 7 (0.097%) Adobe Illustrator
10 5 (0.069%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 3 (0.042%) Adobe After Effects
11 3 (0.042%) Adobe Premiere
11 3 (0.042%) InVision
11 3 (0.042%) Simulink
12 2 (0.028%) Fireworks
13 1 (0.014%) HipChat
13 1 (0.014%) Mingle
13 1 (0.014%) Stata
Business Applications
1 340 (4.72%) Dynamics CRM
2 62 (0.86%) Dynamics AX
3 20 (0.28%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 17 (0.24%) Endur
5 15 (0.21%) ION MarketView
6 14 (0.19%) Dynamics NAV
7 11 (0.15%) Payment Gateway
8 8 (0.11%) Dynamics GP
9 7 (0.097%) SessionCam
9 7 (0.097%) SunGard GMI
10 6 (0.083%) Adobe Campaign
10 6 (0.083%) Teamcenter
11 5 (0.069%) Eloqua
11 5 (0.069%) Oracle 11i
11 5 (0.069%) Oracle Applications
11 5 (0.069%) Remedy ITSM
11 5 (0.069%) RMDS
11 5 (0.069%) SDL Web 8
12 4 (0.056%) NetSuite
12 4 (0.056%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 1202 (16.69%) Microsoft Azure
2 551 (7.65%) Amazon AWS
3 135 (1.87%) Office 365
4 127 (1.76%) PaaS
5 103 (1.43%) SaaS
6 93 (1.29%) Dynamics 365
7 75 (1.04%) GitHub
7 75 (1.04%) IaaS
8 64 (0.89%) npm
9 52 (0.72%) Serverless
10 51 (0.71%) Amazon EC2
11 41 (0.57%) AWS Lambda
12 33 (0.46%) Google Cloud Platform
13 32 (0.44%) Cloud Computing
14 29 (0.40%) Azure Active Directory
14 29 (0.40%) OpenShift
15 17 (0.24%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
15 17 (0.24%) Yarn
16 16 (0.22%) Google App Engine
16 16 (0.22%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 113 (1.57%) Internet
2 93 (1.29%) HTTP
2 93 (1.29%) TCP/IP
3 82 (1.14%) Intranet
4 77 (1.07%) Firewall
5 60 (0.83%) DNS
6 58 (0.81%) LDAP
7 36 (0.50%) FTP
7 36 (0.50%) SSL
8 32 (0.44%) DHCP
9 30 (0.42%) WAN
10 27 (0.37%) Network Security
11 23 (0.32%) IPsec
12 21 (0.29%) LAN
12 21 (0.29%) Skype
13 20 (0.28%) SMTP
14 18 (0.25%) SMS
14 18 (0.25%) VLAN
15 17 (0.24%) CTI
16 14 (0.19%) PuTTY
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2934 (40.73%) SQL Server
2 423 (5.87%) NoSQL
3 368 (5.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 341 (4.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 308 (4.28%) Relational Database
6 306 (4.25%) SQL Server 2012
7 292 (4.05%) MongoDB
8 285 (3.96%) SQL Server 2008
9 163 (2.26%) Oracle Database
10 136 (1.89%) Data Warehouse
11 119 (1.65%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 111 (1.54%) MySQL
13 108 (1.50%) RDBMS
14 106 (1.47%) SQL Server 2016
15 99 (1.37%) SQL Server 2014
16 95 (1.32%) Big Data
17 90 (1.25%) SQL Server 2005
18 82 (1.14%) Hadoop
19 69 (0.96%) Oracle Database 11g
20 54 (0.75%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 761 (10.56%) Visual Studio
2 744 (10.33%) Team Foundation Server
3 658 (9.13%) Git (software)
4 437 (6.07%) TeamCity
5 330 (4.58%) JIRA
6 329 (4.57%) NUnit
7 303 (4.21%) Octopus Deploy
8 272 (3.78%) Selenium
9 235 (3.26%) Jenkins
10 234 (3.25%) SpecFlow
11 181 (2.51%) Subversion
12 120 (1.67%) gulp
12 120 (1.67%) Moq
13 112 (1.55%) MSTest
14 104 (1.44%) Maven
15 94 (1.30%) Visual Studio Team System
16 89 (1.24%) MSBuild
17 87 (1.21%) Cucumber
18 84 (1.17%) Atlassian Bamboo
19 79 (1.10%) Bitbucket
General
1 1331 (18.48%) Finance
2 671 (9.31%) Banking
3 325 (4.51%) Front Office
4 264 (3.66%) Investment Banking
5 227 (3.15%) Retail
6 180 (2.50%) Marketing
7 133 (1.85%) Advertising
7 133 (1.85%) Manufacturing
8 114 (1.58%) Back Office
9 102 (1.42%) Telecoms
10 72 (1.00%) Law
11 68 (0.94%) Legal
12 66 (0.92%) Electronics
13 62 (0.86%) Financial Institution
14 48 (0.67%) Automotive
15 44 (0.61%) Games
16 32 (0.44%) Publishing
17 25 (0.35%) Pharmaceutical
18 18 (0.25%) Local Government
19 15 (0.21%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 5388 (74.79%) Developer
2 2825 (39.21%) .NET Developer
3 2023 (28.08%) C# Developer
4 1288 (17.88%) C# .NET Developer
5 568 (7.88%) SQL Developer
6 547 (7.59%) Senior Developer
7 535 (7.43%) ASP.NET Developer
8 516 (7.16%) Full Stack Developer
9 441 (6.12%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
10 401 (5.57%) C# ASP.NET Developer
11 390 (5.41%) Angular Developer
12 340 (4.72%) Architect
13 314 (4.36%) Senior .NET Developer
14 310 (4.30%) Analyst
15 274 (3.80%) Software Developer
16 261 (3.62%) JavaScript Developer
17 248 (3.44%) Web Developer
18 215 (2.98%) Senior C# Developer
18 215 (2.98%) Sitecore Developer
19 208 (2.89%) Agile Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2610 (36.23%) ASP.NET
2 1993 (27.67%) HTML
3 1750 (24.29%) CSS
4 1580 (21.93%) AngularJS
5 1310 (18.18%) .NET Framework
6 1300 (18.05%) ASP.NET Web API
7 1275 (17.70%) ASP.NET MVC
8 1065 (14.78%) Web Services
9 1017 (14.12%) jQuery
10 888 (12.33%) WCF
11 797 (11.06%) HTML5
12 668 (9.27%) Entity Framework
13 643 (8.93%) XML
14 623 (8.65%) REST
15 556 (7.72%) WPF
16 533 (7.40%) RESTful
17 455 (6.32%) React
18 415 (5.76%) CSS3
19 407 (5.65%) Node.js
20 387 (5.37%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 461 (6.40%) Greenfield Project
2 323 (4.48%) Analytical Skills
3 272 (3.78%) User Experience
4 228 (3.16%) Computer Science
5 169 (2.35%) Enterprise Software
6 158 (2.19%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 155 (2.15%) Mobile App
8 152 (2.11%) Fixed Income
9 145 (2.01%) Derivative
10 130 (1.80%) Fintech
11 107 (1.49%) Equities
11 107 (1.49%) N-Tier
12 101 (1.40%) Algorithms
13 93 (1.29%) Hedge funds
14 64 (0.89%) Management Information System
15 57 (0.79%) Data Structures
16 56 (0.78%) Market Risk
17 51 (0.71%) Credit Risk
18 50 (0.69%) Client/Server
19 49 (0.68%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 1000 (13.88%) Windows
2 339 (4.71%) Linux
3 225 (3.12%) Windows Server
4 200 (2.78%) Unix
5 114 (1.58%) Android
6 107 (1.49%) Apple iOS
7 75 (1.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 71 (0.99%) Windows Server 2012
9 49 (0.68%) Windows 7
10 47 (0.65%) Windows Server 2008
11 34 (0.47%) Solaris
12 24 (0.33%) Windows 10
13 20 (0.28%) Windows Server 2003
14 12 (0.17%) CentOS
15 11 (0.15%) Windows Mobile
16 9 (0.12%) HPUX
17 8 (0.11%) Windows 8
18 7 (0.097%) Ubuntu
18 7 (0.097%) VMS
19 6 (0.083%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 3069 (42.60%) Agile Software Development
2 2565 (35.61%) MVC
3 1535 (21.31%) TDD
4 1009 (14.01%) Scrum
5 729 (10.12%) Web Development
6 689 (9.56%) Continuous Integration
7 642 (8.91%) BDD
8 620 (8.61%) Unit Testing
9 618 (8.58%) DevOps
10 590 (8.19%) Test Automation
11 527 (7.32%) OO
12 502 (6.97%) Software Engineering
13 476 (6.61%) SDLC
14 455 (6.32%) CRM
15 442 (6.14%) SOLID
16 392 (5.44%) E-Commerce
17 361 (5.01%) SOA
18 359 (4.98%) Front End Development
19 352 (4.89%) Microservices
20 338 (4.69%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 5173 (71.81%) C#
2 2628 (36.48%) SQL
3 2519 (34.97%) JavaScript
4 875 (12.15%) Java
5 674 (9.36%) T-SQL
6 459 (6.37%) VB.NET
7 400 (5.55%) PowerShell
8 314 (4.36%) TypeScript
9 277 (3.85%) Python
10 255 (3.54%) C++
11 165 (2.29%) VB
12 162 (2.25%) VBA
13 160 (2.22%) PHP
14 159 (2.21%) PL/SQL
15 114 (1.58%) Ruby
16 105 (1.46%) Perl
17 90 (1.25%) C
18 72 (1.00%) Bash Shell
19 65 (0.90%) VB6
20 58 (0.81%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 388 (5.39%) Degree
2 221 (3.07%) Security Cleared
3 135 (1.87%) SC Cleared
4 117 (1.62%) Microsoft Certification
5 116 (1.61%) Computer Science Degree
6 42 (0.58%) ISEB
7 41 (0.57%) ISTQB
8 37 (0.51%) DV Cleared
9 28 (0.39%) BPSS Clearance
10 27 (0.37%) MCSE
11 22 (0.31%) Numerate Degree
12 20 (0.28%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 17 (0.24%) MCTS
14 16 (0.22%) Master's Degree
15 12 (0.17%) Cisco Certification
15 12 (0.17%) MCSD
16 11 (0.15%) ISEB Practitioner
17 10 (0.14%) ITIL Certification
17 10 (0.14%) MCP
18 9 (0.12%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 286 (3.97%) QA
2 66 (0.92%) MiFID
3 21 (0.29%) SLA
4 16 (0.22%) Data Quality
4 16 (0.22%) Disclosure Scotland
5 10 (0.14%) HL7
5 10 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 10 (0.14%) PCI DSS
5 10 (0.14%) WCAG
6 8 (0.11%) EMIR
7 7 (0.097%) GDPR
7 7 (0.097%) ISO 9001
7 7 (0.097%) MIL-STD-1553
7 7 (0.097%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 6 (0.083%) GAAP
8 6 (0.083%) PMO
9 5 (0.069%) COBIT
10 3 (0.042%) Dodd-Frank
10 3 (0.042%) Solvency II
10 3 (0.042%) UCITS
System Software
1 229 (3.18%) Docker
2 208 (2.89%) Active Directory
3 57 (0.79%) VMware Infrastructure
4 44 (0.61%) Virtual Machines
5 18 (0.25%) Hyper-V
6 17 (0.24%) vSphere
7 16 (0.22%) VMware ESXi
8 15 (0.21%) Xen
9 11 (0.15%) vCloud
10 9 (0.12%) Oracle RAC
11 8 (0.11%) Brightmail
11 8 (0.11%) Virtual Servers
12 6 (0.083%) Apache ZooKeeper
12 6 (0.083%) Firmware
13 5 (0.069%) UAG
14 4 (0.056%) Apache Flume
14 4 (0.056%) ISA Server
14 4 (0.056%) NFS
14 4 (0.056%) VMware Workstation
15 3 (0.042%) Cronacle
Systems Management
1 140 (1.94%) Opscode Chef
2 122 (1.69%) Puppet
3 114 (1.58%) Ansible
4 36 (0.50%) Terraform
5 34 (0.47%) Kubernetes
6 26 (0.36%) HP Quality Center
7 20 (0.28%) Nagios
8 16 (0.22%) Control-M
9 15 (0.21%) SCOM
10 12 (0.17%) SCCM
10 12 (0.17%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 10 (0.14%) Kibana
12 9 (0.12%) CA Single Sign-On
12 9 (0.12%) HP Fortify
12 9 (0.12%) Mesos
12 9 (0.12%) SCOrch
13 8 (0.11%) ZABBIX
14 7 (0.097%) Netcool
14 7 (0.097%) WebSphere Cast Iron
15 6 (0.083%) Rancher
Vendors
1 2001 (27.78%) Microsoft
2 626 (8.69%) Oracle
3 356 (4.94%) Sitecore
4 114 (1.58%) SAP
5 87 (1.21%) Red Hat
5 87 (1.21%) VMware
6 82 (1.14%) Google
7 80 (1.11%) Xamarin
8 77 (1.07%) IBM
8 77 (1.07%) Salesforce.com
9 72 (1.00%) HP
10 69 (0.96%) Atlassian
11 54 (0.75%) Telerik
12 50 (0.69%) DevExpress
13 48 (0.67%) Apigee
14 45 (0.62%) Sybase
15 44 (0.61%) Citrix
16 43 (0.60%) ServiceNow
17 36 (0.50%) Adobe
18 34 (0.47%) Splunk