Period
to 20 April 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for ASP.NET skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited ASP.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 ASP.NET
UK
6 months to
20 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 91 78 70
Rank change year-on-year -13 -8 -15
Contract jobs citing ASP.NET 2,724 2,674 3,094
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.69% 2.88% 2.90%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 8.25% 9.13% 10.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,102 1,981 2,253
UK median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - +7.14%
10th Percentile £300 £263 £263
90th Percentile £550 £538 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £345
% change year-on-year +7.14% +1.45% +6.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 25 31
UK median hourly rate £39.29 £17.32 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +126.85% -50.51% +7.69%
10th Percentile £36.86 £13.84 £9.00
90th Percentile £51.86 £54.50 £63.92
UK excluding London median hourly rate £55.00 £17.32 £35.00
% change year-on-year +217.55% -50.51% +4.48%

ASP.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%

ASP.NET
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing ASP.NET as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for ASP.NET in the UK

ASP.NET
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing ASP.NET.

Contractor daily rate trend for ASP.NET in the UK

ASP.NET
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing ASP.NET over the 6 months to 20 April 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for ASP.NET in the UK

ASP.NET
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing ASP.NET.

Contractor hourly rate trend for ASP.NET in the UK

ASP.NET
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing ASP.NET over the 6 months to 20 April 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for ASP.NET in the UK

ASP.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 ASP.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 -13 2,496 £400 +6.67% 1,613
UK excluding London -20 1,599 £375 +7.14% 1,303
London +8 1,105 £475 +5.56% 413
North of England -5 496 £350 - 338
South East -28 376 £375 +5.63% 360
Yorkshire +7 239 £360 +9.09% 128
South West -7 221 £375 +7.14% 122
North West -9 214 £363 +7.41% 189
Midlands -33 212 £375 +11.11% 238
West Midlands -21 133 £400 +14.29% 115
Scotland -31 124 £375 +7.14% 58
East of England -45 91 £375 +7.14% 142
East Midlands -30 76 £338 +5.47% 123
Wales +16 65 £375 +25.00% 30
North East +2 44 £300 -34.64% 21
Northern Ireland +3 19 £431 +59.63% 11
Isle of Man - 1 £400 - 2

For the 6 months to 20 April 2018, IT contractor jobs citing ASP.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 ASP.NET.

1 2,723 (99.96%) .NET
2 2,413 (88.58%) C#
3 1,850 (67.91%) MVC
4 1,478 (54.26%) Agile Software Development
5 1,407 (51.65%) JavaScript
6 1,405 (51.58%) SQL Server
7 1,335 (49.01%) ASP.NET MVC
8 1,119 (41.08%) HTML
9 1,030 (37.81%) SQL
10 1,013 (37.19%) CSS
11 1,010 (37.08%) ASP.NET Web API
12 867 (31.83%) AngularJS
13 783 (28.74%) TDD
14 759 (27.86%) .NET Framework
15 704 (25.84%) Microsoft
16 677 (24.85%) Microsoft Azure
17 653 (23.97%) jQuery
18 512 (18.80%) Finance
19 508 (18.65%) Scrum
20 465 (17.07%) Web Services
21 443 (16.26%) HTML5
22 439 (16.12%) Entity Framework
23 403 (14.79%) Web Development
24 387 (14.21%) WCF
25 376 (13.80%) Visual Studio
26 370 (13.58%) Continuous Integration
27 361 (13.25%) BDD
27 361 (13.25%) Git (software)
28 338 (12.41%) Microservices
29 329 (12.08%) SOLID

ASP.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
1 168 (6.17%) CMS
2 134 (4.92%) IIS
3 94 (3.45%) SharePoint
4 78 (2.86%) Elasticsearch
5 73 (2.68%) Umbraco
6 66 (2.42%) Sitecore CMS
7 56 (2.06%) Confluence
8 38 (1.40%) NServiceBus
9 29 (1.06%) EPiServer
10 27 (0.99%) BizTalk Server
11 20 (0.73%) SharePoint 2013
12 17 (0.62%) SharePoint 2010
13 11 (0.40%) Hyperledger
14 10 (0.37%) Apache Solr
14 10 (0.37%) Kentico
15 9 (0.33%) SharePoint Server
15 9 (0.33%) WordPress
16 6 (0.22%) Oracle SOA Suite
17 5 (0.18%) DNN
17 5 (0.18%) K2 blackpearl
Applications
1 23 (0.84%) Microsoft Office
2 18 (0.66%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (0.22%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 6 (0.22%) MS Visio
4 5 (0.18%) InfoPath
5 4 (0.15%) Photoshop
6 3 (0.11%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.073%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 2 (0.073%) Chatbot
7 2 (0.073%) InDesign
8 1 (0.037%) Acrobat
8 1 (0.037%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 68 (2.50%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (0.40%) SAP S/4HANA
3 5 (0.18%) Dynamics AX
3 5 (0.18%) Dynamics NAV
4 3 (0.11%) WebTrends
5 2 (0.073%) Endur
5 2 (0.073%) NetSuite
5 2 (0.073%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.037%) Dynamics GP
6 1 (0.037%) Elite 3E
6 1 (0.037%) Infor M3
6 1 (0.037%) Maximo
6 1 (0.037%) Payment Gateway
6 1 (0.037%) SunGard APT
6 1 (0.037%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 677 (24.85%) Microsoft Azure
2 264 (9.69%) Amazon AWS
3 64 (2.35%) GitHub
4 37 (1.36%) Office 365
5 33 (1.21%) Cloud Computing
6 28 (1.03%) PaaS
6 28 (1.03%) Serverless
7 25 (0.92%) Google Cloud Platform
8 23 (0.84%) Dynamics 365
9 19 (0.70%) IaaS
10 18 (0.66%) npm
11 16 (0.59%) SaaS
12 14 (0.51%) Algolia
13 11 (0.40%) Amazon EC2
13 11 (0.40%) Azure Active Directory
14 9 (0.33%) AWS CloudFormation
14 9 (0.33%) NuGet
15 8 (0.29%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 6 (0.22%) Boomi
16 6 (0.22%) iPaaS
Communications & Networking
1 42 (1.54%) HTTP
2 15 (0.55%) DNS
3 14 (0.51%) Internet
4 13 (0.48%) Intranet
5 12 (0.44%) SMS
5 12 (0.44%) SSL
6 8 (0.29%) SMTP
7 7 (0.26%) FTP
8 6 (0.22%) TCP/IP
9 5 (0.18%) WEP
10 4 (0.15%) AMQP
10 4 (0.15%) IMAP
10 4 (0.15%) SAN
10 4 (0.15%) Skype
11 3 (0.11%) NetScaler
12 2 (0.073%) HTTPS
12 2 (0.073%) Network Security
12 2 (0.073%) SSH
12 2 (0.073%) VPN
13 1 (0.037%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,405 (51.58%) SQL Server
2 153 (5.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 140 (5.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 125 (4.59%) SQL Server 2008
5 122 (4.48%) NoSQL
6 119 (4.37%) SQL Server 2012
7 114 (4.19%) Relational Database
8 55 (2.02%) MongoDB
9 46 (1.69%) MySQL
10 44 (1.62%) RDBMS
11 42 (1.54%) SQL Server 2016
12 37 (1.36%) Data Warehouse
12 37 (1.36%) SQL Server 2014
13 32 (1.17%) RavenDB
14 31 (1.14%) SQL Server 2005
15 30 (1.10%) PostgreSQL
16 28 (1.03%) Azure SQL Database
16 28 (1.03%) Oracle Database
16 28 (1.03%) Power BI
17 27 (0.99%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 376 (13.80%) Visual Studio
2 361 (13.25%) Git (software)
3 288 (10.57%) Team Foundation Server
4 192 (7.05%) NUnit
5 155 (5.69%) Octopus Deploy
6 154 (5.65%) TeamCity
7 143 (5.25%) JIRA
8 98 (3.60%) Selenium
9 93 (3.41%) MSTest
10 89 (3.27%) Visual Studio Team System
11 87 (3.19%) SpecFlow
12 60 (2.20%) Jenkins
13 51 (1.87%) Subversion
14 50 (1.84%) Moq
15 42 (1.54%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 40 (1.47%) Bitbucket
17 38 (1.40%) MSBuild
18 33 (1.21%) ReSharper
19 31 (1.14%) gulp
20 25 (0.92%) Jasmine
General
1 512 (18.80%) Finance
2 237 (8.70%) Banking
3 93 (3.41%) Retail
4 59 (2.17%) Marketing
5 55 (2.02%) Financial Institution
6 53 (1.95%) Investment Banking
7 31 (1.14%) Front Office
7 31 (1.14%) Law
8 27 (0.99%) Advertising
9 24 (0.88%) Back Office
9 24 (0.88%) Legal
9 24 (0.88%) Manufacturing
10 22 (0.81%) Telecoms
11 21 (0.77%) Games
12 15 (0.55%) Electronics
13 8 (0.29%) Retail Banking
14 6 (0.22%) Pharmaceutical
14 6 (0.22%) Publishing
15 2 (0.073%) Multimedia
15 2 (0.073%) Music Industry
Job Titles
1 2,351 (86.31%) Developer
2 1,551 (56.94%) .NET Developer
3 970 (35.61%) C# Developer
4 690 (25.33%) C# .NET Developer
5 561 (20.59%) ASP.NET Developer
6 412 (15.12%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 309 (11.34%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
8 256 (9.40%) Full Stack Developer
9 236 (8.66%) Senior Developer
10 200 (7.34%) SQL Developer
11 184 (6.75%) Angular Developer
12 158 (5.80%) Web Developer
13 145 (5.32%) JavaScript Developer
14 136 (4.99%) Senior .NET Developer
15 135 (4.96%) Software Developer
16 93 (3.41%) Azure Developer
17 91 (3.34%) Architect
18 83 (3.05%) Agile Developer
19 81 (2.97%) Senior C# Developer
20 79 (2.90%) .NET Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2,723 (99.96%) .NET
2 1,335 (49.01%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1,119 (41.08%) HTML
4 1,013 (37.19%) CSS
5 1,010 (37.08%) ASP.NET Web API
6 867 (31.83%) AngularJS
7 759 (27.86%) .NET Framework
8 653 (23.97%) jQuery
9 465 (17.07%) Web Services
10 443 (16.26%) HTML5
11 439 (16.12%) Entity Framework
12 387 (14.21%) WCF
13 297 (10.90%) React
14 274 (10.06%) CSS3
15 272 (9.99%) RESTful
16 265 (9.73%) REST
17 243 (8.92%) Twitter Bootstrap
18 239 (8.77%) .NET Core
19 216 (7.93%) XML
20 161 (5.91%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 233 (8.55%) Greenfield Project
2 159 (5.84%) Enterprise Software
3 129 (4.74%) User Experience
4 111 (4.07%) Analytical Skills
5 66 (2.42%) Fintech
6 53 (1.95%) Self-Motivation
7 51 (1.87%) N-Tier
8 46 (1.69%) Mobile App
9 42 (1.54%) Client/Server
9 42 (1.54%) Public Cloud
10 40 (1.47%) Computer Science
10 40 (1.47%) Online Banking
11 39 (1.43%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 39 (1.43%) iPad
12 35 (1.28%) Algorithms
13 33 (1.21%) Fixed Income
13 33 (1.21%) Hedge funds
14 32 (1.17%) Blog
15 22 (0.81%) W3C
16 21 (0.77%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 220 (8.08%) Windows
2 45 (1.65%) Windows Server
3 40 (1.47%) Linux
4 26 (0.95%) Apple iOS
5 25 (0.92%) Android
6 22 (0.81%) Unix
7 17 (0.62%) Windows Server 2012
8 11 (0.40%) Nucleus RTOS
9 10 (0.37%) Windows Phone
10 5 (0.18%) Windows Server 2003
11 4 (0.15%) Windows Server 2008
12 3 (0.11%) MVS
12 3 (0.11%) Windows 10
12 3 (0.11%) Windows 7
13 2 (0.073%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 2 (0.073%) VMS
13 2 (0.073%) Windows Phone 8
14 1 (0.037%) Mac OS X
14 1 (0.037%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,850 (67.91%) MVC
2 1,478 (54.26%) Agile Software Development
3 783 (28.74%) TDD
4 508 (18.65%) Scrum
5 403 (14.79%) Web Development
6 370 (13.58%) Continuous Integration
7 361 (13.25%) BDD
8 338 (12.41%) Microservices
9 329 (12.08%) SOLID
10 272 (9.99%) Unit Testing
11 258 (9.47%) DevOps
12 247 (9.07%) E-Commerce
13 231 (8.48%) OO
14 217 (7.97%) Software Engineering
15 215 (7.89%) Test Automation
16 180 (6.61%) SOA
17 171 (6.28%) Problem-Solving
18 157 (5.76%) Front End Development
19 147 (5.40%) Kanban
20 133 (4.88%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 2,413 (88.58%) C#
2 1,407 (51.65%) JavaScript
3 1,030 (37.81%) SQL
4 268 (9.84%) T-SQL
5 189 (6.94%) VB.NET
6 173 (6.35%) TypeScript
7 96 (3.52%) PowerShell
8 66 (2.42%) Java
9 62 (2.28%) VB
10 47 (1.73%) Python
11 46 (1.69%) PL/SQL
12 36 (1.32%) VB6
13 34 (1.25%) C++
14 28 (1.03%) C
15 21 (0.77%) PHP
16 14 (0.51%) Ruby
17 13 (0.48%) Perl
17 13 (0.48%) VBA
18 12 (0.44%) XPath
19 11 (0.40%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 96 (3.52%) Degree
2 59 (2.17%) Security Cleared
3 33 (1.21%) SC Cleared
4 28 (1.03%) Microsoft Certification
5 18 (0.66%) Computer Science Degree
6 15 (0.55%) BPSS Clearance
7 11 (0.40%) MCP
8 10 (0.37%) MCSD
9 7 (0.26%) DV Cleared
9 7 (0.26%) Numerate Degree
10 5 (0.18%) MCPD
10 5 (0.18%) MCSE
10 5 (0.18%) MCTS
11 4 (0.15%) DBS Check
12 3 (0.11%) ISTQB
12 3 (0.11%) MCAD
12 3 (0.11%) MCSA
13 2 (0.073%) HND
13 2 (0.073%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 2 (0.073%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 85 (3.12%) QA
2 16 (0.59%) PCI DSS
3 9 (0.33%) GCP
4 8 (0.29%) GDPR
5 7 (0.26%) WAI
6 6 (0.22%) Disclosure Scotland
6 6 (0.22%) HL7
7 4 (0.15%) Data Quality
7 4 (0.15%) SLA
7 4 (0.15%) WCAG
8 3 (0.11%) PMO
9 1 (0.037%) Basel II
9 1 (0.037%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 1 (0.037%) MiFID
9 1 (0.037%) PSD2
9 1 (0.037%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 1 (0.037%) Solvency II
System Software
1 112 (4.11%) Docker
2 28 (1.03%) Active Directory
3 4 (0.15%) Hyper-V
3 4 (0.15%) Virtual Machines
3 4 (0.15%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (0.11%) vSphere
4 3 (0.11%) XenApp
4 3 (0.11%) XenDesktop
5 2 (0.073%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 56 (2.06%) Kubernetes
2 34 (1.25%) Opscode Chef
3 28 (1.03%) Puppet
4 19 (0.70%) Ansible
5 17 (0.62%) Single Sign-On
6 14 (0.51%) Terraform
7 10 (0.37%) Grafana
8 6 (0.22%) HP ALM
8 6 (0.22%) Prometheus
8 6 (0.22%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 2 (0.073%) Kibana
10 1 (0.037%) CA Service Virtualization
10 1 (0.037%) Consul
10 1 (0.037%) Docker Swarm
10 1 (0.037%) logstash
10 1 (0.037%) Packer
10 1 (0.037%) PingFederate
10 1 (0.037%) Rancher
10 1 (0.037%) Salt
10 1 (0.037%) SCOM
Vendors
1 704 (25.84%) Microsoft
2 140 (5.14%) Oracle
3 105 (3.85%) Sitecore
4 45 (1.65%) Atlassian
5 38 (1.40%) SAP
5 38 (1.40%) Xamarin
6 36 (1.32%) Google
7 35 (1.28%) Capita
8 21 (0.77%) Telerik
9 15 (0.55%) Salesforce.com
10 13 (0.48%) Sybase
11 12 (0.44%) Micro Focus
12 10 (0.37%) DevExpress
12 10 (0.37%) HP
12 10 (0.37%) Splunk
13 8 (0.29%) Adobe
13 8 (0.29%) Apigee
13 8 (0.29%) IBM
13 8 (0.29%) TIBCO
14 7 (0.26%) MuleSoft