.NET Contracts

Microsoft .NET (dotNet)
UK

The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies requiring .NET skills. It includes a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that cited .NET over the 6 months leading up to 14 June 2024, comparing them to the same period in the previous two years.

6 months to
14 Jun 2024
Same period 2023 Same period 2022
Rank 51 48 39
Rank change year-on-year -3 -9 -2
Contract jobs citing .NET 1,562 2,447 5,162
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 3.58% 4.41% 5.92%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 16.95% 19.22% 22.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,164 1,896 4,052
10th Percentile £325 £387 £388
25th Percentile £419 £438 £450
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £561 £550
Median % change year-on-year -6.46% +2.05% +12.82%
75th Percentile £645 £700 £675
90th Percentile £725 £800 £775
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £488 £475
% change year-on-year -7.69% +2.63% +11.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 16 46
10th Percentile £20.77 £33.00 £20.25
25th Percentile £23.56 £43.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate £58.91 £51.49 £49.74
Median % change year-on-year +14.41% +3.50% +24.36%
75th Percentile £64.69 £70.63 £63.60
90th Percentile £85.00 £85.00 £69.38
UK excluding London median hourly rate £58.91 £52.50 £49.50
% change year-on-year +12.20% +6.06% +23.75%

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
UK

.NET falls under the Software Libraries and Frameworks category. For comparison with the information above, the following table provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies requiring technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 9,217 12,733 23,425
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 21.10% 22.93% 26.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,352 9,286 17,244
10th Percentile £350 £400 £400
25th Percentile £425 £463 £463
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £535 £550 £550
Median % change year-on-year -2.73% - +10.00%
75th Percentile £650 £675 £670
90th Percentile £775 £775 £756
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £500 £500
% change year-on-year - - +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 265 153 227
10th Percentile £22.20 £31.60 £22.50
25th Percentile £43.00 £51.25 £35.00
Median hourly rate £50.00 £65.00 £52.50
Median % change year-on-year -23.08% +23.81% +16.67%
75th Percentile £68.75 £75.00 £67.18
90th Percentile £74.48 £80.85 £76.64
UK excluding London median hourly rate £55.00 £65.00 £55.00
% change year-on-year -15.38% +18.18% +22.22%

.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 14 June 2024.

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 14 June 2024.

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 14 June 2024. 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
Jobs
England -3 1,378 £540 -6.09% 1,331
London +6 948 £575 -8.73% 333
Work from Home 0 595 £500 -9.09% 943
UK excluding London -34 456 £450 -7.69% 1,069
North of England -44 102 £434 -8.63% 359
South East -47 97 £500 -1.96% 212
South West +7 91 £590 +7.27% 94
Midlands -25 64 £463 +8.82% 224
North West -30 63 £445 -6.32% 208
Scotland -3 48 £425 -10.53% 60
West Midlands -10 42 £488 -2.50% 133
East of England +2 37 £475 +5.56% 87
Yorkshire -26 33 £420 -11.63% 98
East Midlands -19 24 £418 +5.03% 91
Wales -4 18 £400 -31.57% 31
North East +5 6 £375 -14.29% 57
Northern Ireland -7 4 - - 21

.NET
Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same employment type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 49 (3.14%) IIS
2 47 (3.01%) CMS
2 47 (3.01%) SharePoint
3 35 (2.24%) Confluence
4 31 (1.98%) Umbraco
5 9 (0.58%) Apache
5 9 (0.58%) BizTalk Server
6 7 (0.45%) Apache Airflow
7 6 (0.38%) Microsoft Exchange
8 5 (0.32%) ArcGIS
8 5 (0.32%) Drupal
9 4 (0.26%) Apache Spark
9 4 (0.26%) Sitecore CMS
10 3 (0.19%) Kentico
10 3 (0.19%) nginx
10 3 (0.19%) WebLogic
10 3 (0.19%) WordPress
11 2 (0.13%) EPiServer
11 2 (0.13%) Jadu
11 2 (0.13%) WebSphere
Applications
1 49 (3.14%) Microsoft Excel
2 15 (0.96%) Microsoft Office
3 6 (0.38%) Spreadsheet
4 4 (0.26%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.13%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.064%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.064%) InfoPath
6 1 (0.064%) PlantUML
6 1 (0.064%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 50 (3.20%) Dynamics CRM
2 21 (1.34%) Endur
3 8 (0.51%) NEC Housing
4 7 (0.45%) Payment Gateway
5 6 (0.38%) Aladdin
5 6 (0.38%) SimCorp Dimension
6 3 (0.19%) Dynamics AX
6 3 (0.19%) Magento
6 3 (0.19%) Maximo
7 2 (0.13%) Shopify
8 1 (0.064%) Aareon QL
8 1 (0.064%) Dynamics NAV
8 1 (0.064%) Fidessa
8 1 (0.064%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
8 1 (0.064%) MIS ActiveH
8 1 (0.064%) OPENHousing
Cloud Services
1 818 (52.37%) Azure
2 364 (23.30%) Azure DevOps
3 231 (14.79%) AWS
4 127 (8.13%) Azure Service Bus
5 99 (6.34%) Azure Cosmos DB
6 85 (5.44%) Entra ID
7 84 (5.38%) Power Platform
8 83 (5.31%) Serverless
9 69 (4.42%) Dynamics 365
10 59 (3.78%) GCP
11 55 (3.52%) PaaS
12 54 (3.46%) Azure Monitor
13 52 (3.33%) Azure Functions
14 50 (3.20%) PowerApps
15 46 (2.94%) Power Automate
16 41 (2.62%) Azure Logic Apps
17 36 (2.30%) GitHub
18 34 (2.18%) Microsoft 365
19 33 (2.11%) Azure AKS
20 29 (1.86%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 26 (1.66%) Internet
2 15 (0.96%) Network Security
3 14 (0.90%) DNS
4 13 (0.83%) Firewall
4 13 (0.83%) TCP/IP
5 12 (0.77%) VPN
6 11 (0.70%) HTTP
7 8 (0.51%) FTP
8 6 (0.38%) DHCP
9 5 (0.32%) SSL
9 5 (0.32%) Wireshark
10 4 (0.26%) Intranet
10 4 (0.26%) Wireless
11 3 (0.19%) AMQP
11 3 (0.19%) LAN
11 3 (0.19%) SSH
11 3 (0.19%) WAN
12 2 (0.13%) Cisco ASA
12 2 (0.13%) Cisco Nexus
12 2 (0.13%) Software-Defined Networking
Database & Business Intelligence
1 468 (29.96%) SQL Server
2 66 (4.23%) NoSQL
3 60 (3.84%) Azure SQL Database
4 50 (3.20%) Relational Database
5 44 (2.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 41 (2.62%) Oracle Database
6 41 (2.62%) Power BI
7 38 (2.43%) PostgreSQL
8 37 (2.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 33 (2.11%) MySQL
10 32 (2.05%) Redis
11 27 (1.73%) MongoDB
12 23 (1.47%) Data Warehouse
13 18 (1.15%) Elasticsearch
14 14 (0.90%) Data Lake
15 11 (0.70%) Big Data
16 10 (0.64%) DynamoDB
17 8 (0.51%) DB2
17 8 (0.51%) RDBMS
18 7 (0.45%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 198 (12.68%) Git
2 106 (6.79%) Visual Studio
3 72 (4.61%) Jenkins
4 60 (3.84%) TeamCity
5 59 (3.78%) JIRA
5 59 (3.78%) SpecFlow
6 55 (3.52%) Selenium
7 36 (2.30%) NUnit
8 34 (2.18%) Bitbucket
9 29 (1.86%) Postman
10 25 (1.60%) Cucumber
10 25 (1.60%) WebDriver
11 23 (1.47%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 19 (1.22%) Team Foundation Server
13 18 (1.15%) Moq
14 17 (1.09%) Cypress.io
15 15 (0.96%) Visual Studio Team System
16 13 (0.83%) GitLab
16 13 (0.83%) Subversion
17 12 (0.77%) Appium
General
1 285 (18.25%) Social Skills
2 277 (17.73%) Finance
3 153 (9.80%) Public Sector
4 103 (6.59%) Banking
5 102 (6.53%) Front Office
6 98 (6.27%) Analytical Skills
7 61 (3.91%) Back Office
8 50 (3.20%) Investment Banking
9 29 (1.86%) Local Government
10 18 (1.15%) Aerospace
11 16 (1.02%) Retail
12 14 (0.90%) Manufacturing
12 14 (0.90%) Marketing
13 12 (0.77%) Law
13 12 (0.77%) Presentation Skills
14 11 (0.70%) Financial Institution
15 10 (0.64%) Telecoms
16 9 (0.58%) Documentation Skills
17 8 (0.51%) Tech for Good
18 7 (0.45%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 961 (61.52%) Developer
2 421 (26.95%) .NET Developer
3 256 (16.39%) Senior
4 237 (15.17%) C# Developer
5 173 (11.08%) Senior Developer
6 147 (9.41%) Full Stack Developer
7 132 (8.45%) Software Engineer
8 111 (7.11%) Lead
9 108 (6.91%) C# .NET Developer
10 105 (6.72%) Architect
11 97 (6.21%) Software Developer
12 83 (5.31%) Azure Developer
13 66 (4.23%) Full Stack .NET Developer
14 55 (3.52%) .NET Software Engineer
15 53 (3.39%) React Developer
16 48 (3.07%) Analyst
16 48 (3.07%) Azure Engineer
17 46 (2.94%) Senior .NET Developer
18 43 (2.75%) DevOps Engineer
19 42 (2.69%) Backend Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 362 (23.18%) .NET Core
2 324 (20.74%) .NET Framework
3 245 (15.69%) React
4 243 (15.56%) ASP.NET
5 203 (13.00%) AngularJS
6 185 (11.84%) HTML
7 176 (11.27%) CSS
8 138 (8.83%) XML
9 102 (6.53%) REST
10 89 (5.70%) Entity Framework
11 84 (5.38%) RESTful
11 84 (5.38%) Web Services
12 70 (4.48%) WCF
13 65 (4.16%) ASP.NET Core
14 63 (4.03%) Blazor
15 58 (3.71%) ASP.NET Web API
16 49 (3.14%) JSON
16 49 (3.14%) Kafka
16 49 (3.14%) WPF
17 47 (3.01%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 94 (6.02%) Product Ownership
2 45 (2.88%) Fixed Income
3 43 (2.75%) Greenfield Project
4 41 (2.62%) Derivative
5 37 (2.37%) Hedge funds
6 34 (2.18%) Equities
7 31 (1.98%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 30 (1.92%) Enterprise Software
9 28 (1.79%) Self-Motivation
10 27 (1.73%) Mobile App
11 25 (1.60%) Cloud Native
12 23 (1.47%) Legacy Systems
13 19 (1.22%) Legacy Applications
14 18 (1.15%) Data Structures
15 17 (1.09%) Public Cloud
16 16 (1.02%) Distributed Systems
17 15 (0.96%) Algorithms
17 15 (0.96%) Onboarding
18 13 (0.83%) Client/Server
19 12 (0.77%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 135 (8.64%) Windows
2 69 (4.42%) Linux
3 33 (2.11%) Windows Server
4 22 (1.41%) Android
5 18 (1.15%) Apple iOS
6 11 (0.70%) Unix
7 4 (0.26%) VMS
8 3 (0.19%) Ubuntu
8 3 (0.19%) Windows 10
9 1 (0.064%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 557 (35.66%) DevOps
2 543 (34.76%) Agile
3 286 (18.31%) CI/CD
4 232 (14.85%) Full Stack Development
4 232 (14.85%) Software Engineering
5 196 (12.55%) TDD
6 194 (12.42%) Scrum
7 186 (11.91%) Microservices
7 186 (11.91%) Problem-Solving
8 180 (11.52%) OO
9 161 (10.31%) MVC
10 159 (10.18%) Test Automation
11 102 (6.53%) SDLC
12 101 (6.47%) Design Patterns
13 100 (6.40%) Continuous Integration
14 90 (5.76%) Migration
15 87 (5.57%) API Management
16 86 (5.51%) Unit Testing
17 81 (5.19%) OOP
18 80 (5.12%) Computer Science
Programming Languages
1 1,142 (73.11%) C#
2 515 (32.97%) SQL
3 327 (20.93%) JavaScript
4 243 (15.56%) PowerShell
5 146 (9.35%) TypeScript
6 136 (8.71%) Java
7 132 (8.45%) Python
8 99 (6.34%) Bicep
9 84 (5.38%) T-SQL
10 72 (4.61%) PL/SQL
11 62 (3.97%) C++
11 62 (3.97%) VB.NET
12 55 (3.52%) VBA
13 44 (2.82%) VB
14 32 (2.05%) C
15 20 (1.28%) Ruby
16 19 (1.22%) PHP
17 14 (0.90%) Bash
18 10 (0.64%) Go
19 8 (0.51%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 153 (9.80%) Security Cleared
2 122 (7.81%) Degree
3 117 (7.49%) SC Cleared
4 38 (2.43%) Computer Science Degree
5 20 (1.28%) DV Cleared
5 20 (1.28%) Master's Degree
6 10 (0.64%) Azure Certification
7 8 (0.51%) BPSS Clearance
7 8 (0.51%) Microsoft Certification
8 7 (0.45%) ITIL Certification
9 5 (0.32%) CISSP
10 4 (0.26%) AWS Certification
10 4 (0.26%) Cisco Certification
10 4 (0.26%) Numerate Degree
11 3 (0.19%) CISA
11 3 (0.19%) CISM
11 3 (0.19%) HNC
11 3 (0.19%) ISTQB
11 3 (0.19%) TOGAF Certification
12 2 (0.13%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 114 (7.30%) QA
2 44 (2.82%) Accessibility
3 26 (1.66%) WCAG
4 12 (0.77%) MiFID
5 8 (0.51%) Data Quality
5 8 (0.51%) PCI DSS
6 7 (0.45%) Disclosure Scotland
6 7 (0.45%) EMIR
7 6 (0.38%) SLA
8 5 (0.32%) Dodd-Frank
9 4 (0.26%) GDPR
9 4 (0.26%) ISO 9001
9 4 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 3 (0.19%) Cyber Essentials
10 3 (0.19%) GRC
10 3 (0.19%) HL7
10 3 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 12207
10 3 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 1 (0.064%) DICOM
11 1 (0.064%) ISO 20022
System Software
1 139 (8.90%) Active Directory
2 96 (6.15%) Docker
3 19 (1.22%) VMware Infrastructure
4 14 (0.90%) Hyper-V
4 14 (0.90%) Virtual Machines
5 9 (0.58%) vSphere
6 5 (0.32%) VMware NSX
7 3 (0.19%) Firmware
7 3 (0.19%) NFS
7 3 (0.19%) Terminal Services
8 1 (0.064%) GridGain
8 1 (0.064%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 112 (7.17%) Kubernetes
2 75 (4.80%) Terraform
3 60 (3.84%) Ansible
4 24 (1.54%) PowerCLI
5 21 (1.34%) Single Sign-On
6 14 (0.90%) SCOM
7 10 (0.64%) ITRS Geneos
8 9 (0.58%) BladeLogic
9 6 (0.38%) SCCM
10 5 (0.32%) WSUS
11 4 (0.26%) Grafana
11 4 (0.26%) OPNET
11 4 (0.26%) Prometheus
12 3 (0.19%) Active Directory Federation Services
12 3 (0.19%) Microsoft Intune
12 3 (0.19%) Progress Chef
12 3 (0.19%) Puppet
13 2 (0.13%) SCOrch
14 1 (0.064%) logstash
14 1 (0.064%) SELinux
Vendors
1 382 (24.46%) Microsoft
2 149 (9.54%) Oracle
3 33 (2.11%) Citrix
4 26 (1.66%) SAP
5 25 (1.60%) Atlassian
6 21 (1.34%) OpenLink
6 21 (1.34%) VMware
7 20 (1.28%) HP
8 19 (1.22%) Dell
9 18 (1.15%) Xamarin
10 16 (1.02%) Databricks
10 16 (1.02%) Google
11 15 (0.96%) MuleSoft
12 11 (0.70%) TIBCO
13 9 (0.58%) Altiris
13 9 (0.58%) Dynatrace
13 9 (0.58%) F5
14 8 (0.51%) NEC
14 8 (0.51%) Sitecore
14 8 (0.51%) Virgin Media