Period
to 27 January 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for .NET Core skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited .NET Core over the 6 months to 27 January 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.

.NET Core
UK
6 months to
27 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 185 183 264
Rank change year-on-year -2 +81 +267
Contract jobs citing .NET Core 597 1,016 1,017
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 1.39% 1.42% 1.04%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 4.58% 4.73% 3.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 583 801 871
Median daily rate £475 £450 £460
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% -2.17% +5.26%
10th Percentile £313 £350 £343
90th Percentile £638 £613 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £425 £429
% change year-on-year -5.88% -0.93% +7.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 0
Median hourly rate £28.75 £32.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.54% - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £32.50 -

.NET Core 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 13,034 21,492 33,500
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 30.42% 30.05% 34.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,160 15,107 23,892
Median daily rate £480 £495 £480
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.03% +3.13% +3.78%
10th Percentile £317 £330 £325
90th Percentile £663 £650 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £450 £425
% change year-on-year -5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 158 194 271
Median hourly rate £45.00 £46.00 £42.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.17% +9.52% +5.00%
10th Percentile £25.00 £17.33 £17.50
90th Percentile £63.40 £78.75 £60.00
Median hourly rate £45.00 £45.00 £41.85
% change year-on-year - +7.54% +4.61%

.NET Core
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing .NET Core as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for .NET Core in the UK

.NET Core
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing .NET Core.

Daily rate trend for .NET Core in the UK

.NET Core
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing .NET Core over the 6 months to 27 January 2021.

Daily rate histogram for .NET Core in the UK

.NET Core
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing .NET Core.

Hourly rate trend for .NET Core in the UK

.NET Core
Hourly Rate Histogram

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing .NET Core over the 6 months to 27 January 2021.

Hourly rate histogram for .NET Core in the UK

.NET Core
Top 16 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing .NET Core within the UK over the 6 months to 27 January 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 -9 502 £478 +6.11% 764
London +35 332 £525 +5.00% 212
UK excluding London -29 193 £400 -5.88% 598
Work from Home -102 142 £450 +5.88% 170
North of England +10 51 £370 -7.50% 194
South East -10 42 £450 - 147
Midlands +28 41 £375 -2.60% 110
Scotland +39 35 £400 -11.11% 35
North West +7 27 £338 -12.77% 122
West Midlands +50 26 £388 -3.13% 60
Yorkshire +23 21 £375 -6.25% 59
East Midlands +2 15 £350 -3.45% 50
South West +29 14 £438 +2.94% 51
East of England +49 7 £475 +8.57% 44
North East +26 3 £475 +11.11% 13
Wales +24 3 £360 -31.43% 10

For the 6 months to 27 January 2021, IT contractor jobs citing .NET Core 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 Core.

1 595 (99.66%) .NET
2 459 (76.88%) C#
3 350 (58.63%) Azure
4 216 (36.18%) SQL
5 214 (35.85%) Microservices
6 213 (35.68%) Agile Software Development
7 197 (33.00%) JavaScript
8 158 (26.47%) SQL Server
9 157 (26.30%) React
10 155 (25.96%) DevOps
11 144 (24.12%) AngularJS
12 142 (23.79%) ASP.NET
13 130 (21.78%) .NET Framework
14 122 (20.44%) CSS
15 121 (20.27%) TDD
16 120 (20.10%) ASP.NET Web API
17 114 (19.10%) Microsoft
18 103 (17.25%) Finance
19 102 (17.09%) Docker
19 102 (17.09%) AWS
20 101 (16.92%) Kubernetes
20 101 (16.92%) HTML
21 99 (16.58%) Software Engineering
22 94 (15.75%) MVC
23 91 (15.24%) Greenfield Project
24 76 (12.73%) REST
25 71 (11.89%) BDD
26 64 (10.72%) Git (software)
27 61 (10.22%) RESTful
28 60 (10.05%) TypeScript

.NET Core
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 16 (2.68%) IIS
2 12 (2.01%) SharePoint
3 11 (1.84%) NServiceBus
4 6 (1.01%) Apache Spark
4 6 (1.01%) Elasticsearch
4 6 (1.01%) Umbraco
5 5 (0.84%) BizTalk Server
5 5 (0.84%) CMS
5 5 (0.84%) DNN
5 5 (0.84%) nginx
6 4 (0.67%) Apache
6 4 (0.67%) Tomcat
7 3 (0.50%) Confluence
8 2 (0.34%) Appian
8 2 (0.34%) Oracle Workflow
9 1 (0.17%) ColdFusion
9 1 (0.17%) Drupal
9 1 (0.17%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 1 (0.17%) WordPress
Applications
1 2 (0.34%) Chatbot
2 1 (0.17%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.17%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (0.50%) Dynamics CRM
1 3 (0.50%) Oracle Utilities
2 1 (0.17%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.17%) Markit EDM
2 1 (0.17%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 350 (58.63%) Azure
2 102 (17.09%) AWS
3 44 (7.37%) Serverless
4 37 (6.20%) PaaS
5 33 (5.53%) Azure Functions
6 24 (4.02%) GCP
7 21 (3.52%) GitHub
8 20 (3.35%) Cloud Computing
9 16 (2.68%) Azure Active Directory
10 15 (2.51%) Logic Apps
11 12 (2.01%) IaaS
11 12 (2.01%) Power Platform
12 10 (1.68%) AWS Lambda
13 9 (1.51%) NuGet
13 9 (1.51%) SaaS
14 8 (1.34%) AWS CloudFormation
14 8 (1.34%) Office 365
15 7 (1.17%) Dynamics 365
15 7 (1.17%) PowerApps
16 6 (1.01%) Amazon EKS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (1.34%) HTTP
2 4 (0.67%) Firewall
2 4 (0.67%) Internet
3 2 (0.34%) DNS
3 2 (0.34%) Reverse Proxy
3 2 (0.34%) SSH
3 2 (0.34%) SSL
3 2 (0.34%) VPN
4 1 (0.17%) AMQP
4 1 (0.17%) HTTPS
4 1 (0.17%) LAN
4 1 (0.17%) Network Security
4 1 (0.17%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.17%) WAN
4 1 (0.17%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 158 (26.47%) SQL Server
2 46 (7.71%) Azure SQL Database
3 44 (7.37%) NoSQL
4 40 (6.70%) MongoDB
5 33 (5.53%) Cosmos DB
6 15 (2.51%) Redis
6 15 (2.51%) Relational Database
7 13 (2.18%) PostgreSQL
8 11 (1.84%) MySQL
8 11 (1.84%) Power BI
9 10 (1.68%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 7 (1.17%) Big Data
11 6 (1.01%) Amazon RDS
11 6 (1.01%) ArangoDB
11 6 (1.01%) Event Store
11 6 (1.01%) Hadoop
12 4 (0.67%) Couchbase
12 4 (0.67%) Data Lake
12 4 (0.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 4 (0.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 64 (10.72%) Git (software)
2 34 (5.70%) TeamCity
3 24 (4.02%) Jenkins
3 24 (4.02%) Octopus Deploy
4 22 (3.69%) Visual Studio
5 20 (3.35%) Subversion
5 20 (3.35%) Team Foundation Server
6 19 (3.18%) JIRA
7 18 (3.02%) Selenium
8 17 (2.85%) NUnit
8 17 (2.85%) SpecFlow
9 14 (2.35%) SonarQube
10 10 (1.68%) JMeter
10 10 (1.68%) Postman
11 9 (1.51%) Cypress.io
11 9 (1.51%) Visual Studio Team System
12 7 (1.17%) Bitbucket
12 7 (1.17%) webpack
13 6 (1.01%) CircleCI
13 6 (1.01%) Moq
General
1 103 (17.25%) Finance
2 42 (7.04%) Front Office
3 38 (6.37%) Public Sector
4 32 (5.36%) Banking
5 11 (1.84%) Investment Banking
5 11 (1.84%) Retail
6 10 (1.68%) Marketing
7 8 (1.34%) Manufacturing
8 7 (1.17%) Electronics
8 7 (1.17%) Law
8 7 (1.17%) Telecoms
9 6 (1.01%) Legal
10 5 (0.84%) Pharmaceutical
11 3 (0.50%) Back Office
12 2 (0.34%) Advertising
13 1 (0.17%) Automotive
13 1 (0.17%) Dutch Language
13 1 (0.17%) Financial Institution
13 1 (0.17%) Games
13 1 (0.17%) Police
Job Titles
1 411 (68.84%) Developer
2 264 (44.22%) .NET Developer
3 99 (16.58%) C# Developer
4 70 (11.73%) Full Stack Developer
5 56 (9.38%) Azure Developer
5 56 (9.38%) Senior Developer
6 51 (8.54%) C# .NET Developer
7 50 (8.38%) Software Engineer
8 38 (6.37%) .NET Software Engineer
8 38 (6.37%) React Developer
9 34 (5.70%) Software Developer
10 33 (5.53%) Senior .NET Developer
11 26 (4.36%) Architect
12 21 (3.52%) Angular Developer
13 20 (3.35%) .NET Software Developer
14 16 (2.68%) AWS Developer
14 16 (2.68%) Senior Full Stack Developer
15 15 (2.51%) .NET Architect
15 15 (2.51%) Backend Developer
15 15 (2.51%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 595 (99.66%) .NET
2 157 (26.30%) React
3 144 (24.12%) AngularJS
4 142 (23.79%) ASP.NET
5 130 (21.78%) .NET Framework
6 122 (20.44%) CSS
7 120 (20.10%) ASP.NET Web API
8 101 (16.92%) HTML
9 76 (12.73%) REST
10 61 (10.22%) RESTful
11 59 (9.88%) Entity Framework
12 54 (9.05%) ASP.NET Core
13 47 (7.87%) Web Services
14 45 (7.54%) HTML5
14 45 (7.54%) RabbitMQ
15 44 (7.37%) Node.js
16 42 (7.04%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 42 (7.04%) Vue.js
17 38 (6.37%) ASP.NET MVC
18 34 (5.70%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 91 (15.24%) Greenfield Project
2 29 (4.86%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 21 (3.52%) Derivative
3 21 (3.52%) Hedge funds
4 16 (2.68%) Enterprise Software
4 16 (2.68%) Fixed Income
5 15 (2.51%) User Experience
6 14 (2.35%) N-Tier
7 12 (2.01%) Cloud Native
7 12 (2.01%) Data Structures
8 11 (1.84%) Algorithms
8 11 (1.84%) Equities
9 8 (1.34%) Analytical Skills
9 8 (1.34%) NHS
9 8 (1.34%) Virtual Team
10 7 (1.17%) Mobile App
11 5 (0.84%) Public Cloud
12 4 (0.67%) Hybrid Cloud
13 2 (0.34%) Self-Motivation
14 1 (0.17%) Renewable Energy
Operating Systems
1 52 (8.71%) Windows
2 31 (5.19%) Linux
3 8 (1.34%) Windows Server
4 6 (1.01%) Apple iOS
5 5 (0.84%) Android
5 5 (0.84%) Windows 10
6 4 (0.67%) Windows Server 2016
7 3 (0.50%) Unix
8 2 (0.34%) AIX
8 2 (0.34%) CentOS
8 2 (0.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.17%) SUSE
9 1 (0.17%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 214 (35.85%) Microservices
2 213 (35.68%) Agile Software Development
3 155 (25.96%) DevOps
4 121 (20.27%) TDD
5 99 (16.58%) Software Engineering
6 94 (15.75%) MVC
7 71 (11.89%) BDD
8 51 (8.54%) Fintech
9 49 (8.21%) Problem-Solving
9 49 (8.21%) Test Automation
10 48 (8.04%) Continuous Integration
11 47 (7.87%) Scrum
12 46 (7.71%) SDLC
13 40 (6.70%) Unit Testing
14 35 (5.86%) SOLID
15 34 (5.70%) E-Commerce
16 33 (5.53%) SOA
16 33 (5.53%) Web Development
17 32 (5.36%) OO
18 30 (5.03%) CQRS
Programming Languages
1 459 (76.88%) C#
2 216 (36.18%) SQL
3 197 (33.00%) JavaScript
4 60 (10.05%) TypeScript
5 40 (6.70%) PowerShell
6 34 (5.70%) Python
7 29 (4.86%) C++
7 29 (4.86%) T-SQL
8 26 (4.36%) PL/SQL
9 23 (3.85%) Java
10 17 (2.85%) Go
11 12 (2.01%) Kotlin
12 11 (1.84%) Bash Shell
13 6 (1.01%) ES6
14 5 (0.84%) PHP
14 5 (0.84%) Scala
15 4 (0.67%) C
15 4 (0.67%) Shell Script
16 3 (0.50%) VB
16 3 (0.50%) XAML
Qualifications
1 27 (4.52%) Degree
2 11 (1.84%) Computer Science Degree
3 8 (1.34%) Master's Degree
3 8 (1.34%) Security Cleared
4 4 (0.67%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.17%) BC Cleared
5 1 (0.17%) CISA
5 1 (0.17%) CISM
5 1 (0.17%) CISSP
5 1 (0.17%) ISSAP
5 1 (0.17%) ISSEP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (3.69%) QA
2 5 (0.84%) NCSC
3 3 (0.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (0.50%) WCAG
4 2 (0.34%) GDPR
5 1 (0.17%) COBIT
5 1 (0.17%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.17%) Government Security Classifications
5 1 (0.17%) NIST
5 1 (0.17%) WAI
System Software
1 102 (17.09%) Docker
2 19 (3.18%) Active Directory
3 8 (1.34%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.17%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
4 1 (0.17%) LXC
4 1 (0.17%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 101 (16.92%) Kubernetes
2 59 (9.88%) Terraform
3 15 (2.51%) Ansible
4 6 (1.01%) Puppet
5 4 (0.67%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (0.34%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
6 2 (0.34%) Grafana
6 2 (0.34%) Microsoft Clustering
6 2 (0.34%) MIIS
7 1 (0.17%) AirWatch
7 1 (0.17%) Consul
7 1 (0.17%) Data Guard
7 1 (0.17%) Packer
7 1 (0.17%) Rancher
Vendors
1 114 (19.10%) Microsoft
2 39 (6.53%) Oracle
3 22 (3.69%) Google
4 12 (2.01%) VMware
5 8 (1.34%) Atlassian
5 8 (1.34%) New Relic
6 7 (1.17%) MEDITECH
6 7 (1.17%) SAP
6 7 (1.17%) Xamarin
7 4 (0.67%) DevExpress
7 4 (0.67%) Infragistics
7 4 (0.67%) MuleSoft
8 3 (0.50%) Databricks
9 2 (0.34%) Bloomberg
9 2 (0.34%) IBM
9 2 (0.34%) Nintex
9 2 (0.34%) Rackspace
9 2 (0.34%) Sitecore
9 2 (0.34%) Telerik
9 2 (0.34%) TIBCO