Period
to 27 September 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 September 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 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 173 190 192
Rank change year-on-year +17 +2 +123
Contract jobs citing .NET Core 1,265 417 1,296
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 1.58% 1.43% 1.48%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 5.28% 4.58% 4.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,014 336 1,032
10th Percentile £363 £353 £350
25th Percentile £413 £406 £400
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £488 £500 £475
Median % change year-on-year -2.50% +5.26% +5.56%
75th Percentile £600 £625 £538
90th Percentile £675 £774 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £388 £425
% change year-on-year +9.68% -8.82% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 1 2
10th Percentile £36.00 " "
25th Percentile £42.50 " £30.03
Median hourly rate £50.00 £19.00 £35.07
Median % change year-on-year +163.16% -45.81% -
75th Percentile £62.00 " £40.10
90th Percentile " " "
UK excluding London median hourly rate £50.00 £19.00 £35.07
% change year-on-year +163.16% -45.81% -

.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 23,958 9,099 27,525
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 29.85% 31.15% 31.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 17,165 6,407 19,321
10th Percentile £363 £319 £334
25th Percentile £425 £406 £406
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £500 £495
Median % change year-on-year +5.00% +1.01% +4.21%
75th Percentile £625 £588 £575
90th Percentile £700 £675 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £463 £450 £440
% change year-on-year +2.78% +2.27% +3.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 229 72 269
10th Percentile £17.13 £21.28 £17.48
25th Percentile £27.73 £30.00 £31.18
Median hourly rate £49.00 £42.50 £45.00
Median % change year-on-year +15.29% -5.56% +7.54%
75th Percentile £63.25 £50.10 £53.00
90th Percentile £72.10 £60.88 £64.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £49.00 £46.45 £45.00
% change year-on-year +5.49% +3.22% +8.43%

.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 September 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 September 2021.

Hourly rate histogram for .NET Core in the UK

.NET Core
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 Core within the UK over the 6 months to 27 September 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 +26 1,051 £500 - 1,103
London -39 566 £575 - 322
UK excluding London +47 467 £425 +9.68% 829
Work from Home -23 388 £450 +5.88% 283
South East +2 126 £425 -5.56% 169
North of England +12 123 £425 +13.33% 271
North West 0 73 £425 +18.88% 156
Midlands -17 72 £422 +12.40% 172
South West +1 61 £425 +14.86% 71
Scotland -53 51 £425 - 35
Yorkshire -11 44 £428 +17.93% 88
East Midlands -5 36 £413 +13.79% 71
West Midlands -42 36 £424 +13.00% 101
East of England -35 26 £450 +5.88% 89
North East -14 6 £475 +5.56% 27
Wales -24 5 £416 +15.63% 14
Northern Ireland - 3 £388 - 8

For the 6 months to 27 September 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 1,263 (99.84%) .NET
2 1,020 (80.63%) C#
3 746 (58.97%) Azure
4 500 (39.53%) SQL
5 496 (39.21%) Agile Software Development
6 399 (31.54%) DevOps
7 385 (30.43%) SQL Server
8 383 (30.28%) Microservices
9 382 (30.20%) JavaScript
10 355 (28.06%) AngularJS
11 354 (27.98%) Full Stack Development
12 352 (27.83%) .NET Framework
13 334 (26.40%) ASP.NET
14 274 (21.66%) Software Engineering
15 268 (21.19%) ASP.NET Web API
16 267 (21.11%) Docker
17 263 (20.79%) MVC
18 256 (20.24%) Kubernetes
19 227 (17.94%) TDD
20 225 (17.79%) CSS
21 222 (17.55%) HTML
22 221 (17.47%) Git (software)
23 205 (16.21%) Microsoft
24 195 (15.42%) AWS
25 182 (14.39%) React
26 168 (13.28%) Entity Framework
27 166 (13.12%) Finance
28 159 (12.57%) Oracle
28 159 (12.57%) Serverless
29 154 (12.17%) 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 36 (2.85%) BizTalk Server
2 22 (1.74%) Confluence
3 20 (1.58%) IIS
4 18 (1.42%) SharePoint
5 17 (1.34%) Umbraco
6 13 (1.03%) Elasticsearch
7 12 (0.95%) CMS
8 9 (0.71%) Apache
9 6 (0.47%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 5 (0.40%) nginx
11 4 (0.32%) ArcGIS
11 4 (0.32%) Kentico
11 4 (0.32%) Moodle
11 4 (0.32%) Totara
12 3 (0.24%) EPiServer
12 3 (0.24%) Ethereum
12 3 (0.24%) Sitecore CMS
13 2 (0.16%) Drupal
13 2 (0.16%) NServiceBus
13 2 (0.16%) Tomcat
Applications
1 4 (0.32%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.16%) InfoPath
3 1 (0.079%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 23 (1.82%) SunGard Martini
2 5 (0.40%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
3 4 (0.32%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 746 (58.97%) Azure
2 195 (15.42%) AWS
3 159 (12.57%) Serverless
4 117 (9.25%) Azure Cosmos DB
5 110 (8.70%) Azure Functions
6 108 (8.54%) Azure Service Bus
7 57 (4.51%) PaaS
8 54 (4.27%) AWS Lambda
9 49 (3.87%) Azure Storage
10 43 (3.40%) Azure Logic Apps
11 40 (3.16%) Azure Event Grid
12 35 (2.77%) IaaS
13 33 (2.61%) Azure Active Directory
13 33 (2.61%) GCP
14 31 (2.45%) AWS CloudFormation
15 30 (2.37%) GitHub
16 26 (2.06%) Azure Data Factory
16 26 (2.06%) SaaS
17 24 (1.90%) Power Platform
18 23 (1.82%) Azure Key Vault
Communications & Networking
1 31 (2.45%) TCP/IP
2 13 (1.03%) HTTP
3 7 (0.55%) Firewall
3 7 (0.55%) LAN
3 7 (0.55%) WAN
4 5 (0.40%) IPv4
4 5 (0.40%) Kerberos
5 4 (0.32%) Internet
6 2 (0.16%) DNS
6 2 (0.16%) SSH
6 2 (0.16%) SSL
6 2 (0.16%) Wireshark
7 1 (0.079%) Extranet
7 1 (0.079%) RTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 385 (30.43%) SQL Server
2 112 (8.85%) Azure SQL Database
3 82 (6.48%) NoSQL
4 64 (5.06%) Relational Database
5 57 (4.51%) MongoDB
6 40 (3.16%) PostgreSQL
7 36 (2.85%) MySQL
8 33 (2.61%) Oracle Database
9 27 (2.13%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 23 (1.82%) Oracle Database 12c
11 22 (1.74%) SQL Server 2016
12 18 (1.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 17 (1.34%) Data Lake
13 17 (1.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 14 (1.11%) Power BI
15 12 (0.95%) SQL Server 2019
16 11 (0.87%) RDBMS
17 9 (0.71%) Amazon RDS
17 9 (0.71%) Delta Lake
18 7 (0.55%) Redis
Development Applications
1 221 (17.47%) Git (software)
2 86 (6.80%) TeamCity
3 62 (4.90%) Visual Studio
4 55 (4.35%) Jenkins
4 55 (4.35%) JIRA
5 45 (3.56%) Subversion
6 43 (3.40%) NUnit
7 40 (3.16%) Team Foundation Server
8 38 (3.00%) Octopus Deploy
9 34 (2.69%) SpecFlow
10 32 (2.53%) Bitbucket
11 31 (2.45%) Moq
12 24 (1.90%) Artifactory
13 23 (1.82%) CppUnit
13 23 (1.82%) Oracle APEX
13 23 (1.82%) Robot Framework
14 18 (1.42%) CircleCI
15 17 (1.34%) Selenium
16 16 (1.26%) Jasmine
17 15 (1.19%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 166 (13.12%) Finance
2 133 (10.51%) Social Skills
3 112 (8.85%) Banking
4 59 (4.66%) Front Office
5 54 (4.27%) Investment Banking
6 44 (3.48%) Public Sector
7 31 (2.45%) Analytical Skills
8 19 (1.50%) Presentation Skills
9 18 (1.42%) Retail
10 13 (1.03%) Back Office
10 13 (1.03%) Marketing
11 12 (0.95%) Law
12 9 (0.71%) Documentation Skills
12 9 (0.71%) Telecoms
13 8 (0.63%) Manufacturing
14 7 (0.55%) Billing
14 7 (0.55%) Electronics
15 5 (0.40%) Inclusion and Diversity
16 3 (0.24%) Organisational Skills
16 3 (0.24%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 933 (73.75%) Developer
2 603 (47.67%) .NET Developer
3 298 (23.56%) C# Developer
4 172 (13.60%) Full Stack Developer
5 171 (13.52%) C# .NET Developer
6 140 (11.07%) Azure Developer
7 122 (9.64%) Software Engineer
8 110 (8.70%) Senior Developer
9 75 (5.93%) Senior .NET Developer
10 67 (5.30%) Angular Developer
11 61 (4.82%) .NET Software Engineer
12 55 (4.35%) C# Software Engineer
13 47 (3.72%) Software Developer
14 44 (3.48%) SQL Developer
15 42 (3.32%) Azure Engineer
16 34 (2.69%) Architect
17 33 (2.61%) .NET Software Developer
18 30 (2.37%) Azure Software Engineer
18 30 (2.37%) Lead Developer
19 28 (2.21%) C# Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,263 (99.84%) .NET
2 355 (28.06%) AngularJS
3 352 (27.83%) .NET Framework
4 334 (26.40%) ASP.NET
5 268 (21.19%) ASP.NET Web API
6 225 (17.79%) CSS
7 222 (17.55%) HTML
8 182 (14.39%) React
9 168 (13.28%) Entity Framework
10 138 (10.91%) REST
11 101 (7.98%) RESTful
12 100 (7.91%) ASP.NET MVC
13 96 (7.59%) ASP.NET Core
14 81 (6.40%) Vue.js
15 77 (6.09%) jQuery
16 76 (6.01%) JSON
17 73 (5.77%) Web Services
18 69 (5.45%) Node.js
19 64 (5.06%) HTML5
20 58 (4.58%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 110 (8.70%) Greenfield Project
2 71 (5.61%) Cloud Native
3 34 (2.69%) Data Protection Act
3 34 (2.69%) Data Structures
4 33 (2.61%) User Experience
5 31 (2.45%) Legacy Systems
6 30 (2.37%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 21 (1.66%) Self-Motivation
8 19 (1.50%) Hedge funds
9 18 (1.42%) CMDB
10 16 (1.26%) Enterprise Software
10 16 (1.26%) NHS
11 15 (1.19%) Algorithms
11 15 (1.19%) Fixed Income
12 11 (0.87%) Derivative
13 9 (0.71%) Mobile App
14 6 (0.47%) Data Centre
14 6 (0.47%) Market Risk
14 6 (0.47%) Reference Data
15 5 (0.40%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 101 (7.98%) Windows
2 42 (3.32%) Linux
3 6 (0.47%) Android
3 6 (0.47%) Windows Server
4 5 (0.40%) Unix
5 4 (0.32%) Ubuntu
6 3 (0.24%) Apple iOS
7 2 (0.16%) AIX
7 2 (0.16%) CentOS
7 2 (0.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.079%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.079%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 496 (39.21%) Agile Software Development
2 399 (31.54%) DevOps
3 383 (30.28%) Microservices
4 354 (27.98%) Full Stack Development
5 274 (21.66%) Software Engineering
6 263 (20.79%) MVC
7 227 (17.94%) TDD
8 149 (11.78%) Unit Testing
9 129 (10.20%) Scrum
10 119 (9.41%) SDLC
11 116 (9.17%) SOLID
12 105 (8.30%) Continuous Integration
13 96 (7.59%) Test Automation
14 82 (6.48%) Clean Code
14 82 (6.48%) Web Development
15 80 (6.32%) BDD
16 67 (5.30%) E-Commerce
17 64 (5.06%) OO
18 63 (4.98%) Front End Development
19 60 (4.74%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 1,020 (80.63%) C#
2 500 (39.53%) SQL
3 382 (30.20%) JavaScript
4 154 (12.17%) TypeScript
5 140 (11.07%) Python
6 91 (7.19%) PL/SQL
7 81 (6.40%) C++
8 78 (6.17%) T-SQL
9 38 (3.00%) Go
10 36 (2.85%) PowerShell
11 32 (2.53%) Java
12 19 (1.50%) VB.NET
13 13 (1.03%) Bash Shell
13 13 (1.03%) VBA
14 12 (0.95%) C
15 11 (0.87%) PHP
15 11 (0.87%) Scala
16 10 (0.79%) Ruby
16 10 (0.79%) VB
17 7 (0.55%) Perl
Qualifications
1 41 (3.24%) Degree
2 39 (3.08%) Security Cleared
3 34 (2.69%) SC Cleared
4 13 (1.03%) BPSS Clearance
5 8 (0.63%) Numerate Degree
6 6 (0.47%) Computer Science Degree
7 5 (0.40%) DV Cleared
8 4 (0.32%) Master's Degree
9 2 (0.16%) AWS Certification
10 1 (0.079%) CITP
10 1 (0.079%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (2.21%) QA
2 8 (0.63%) WCAG
3 6 (0.47%) Accessibility
4 2 (0.16%) NCSC
5 1 (0.079%) HL7
5 1 (0.079%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.079%) SLA
System Software
1 267 (21.11%) Docker
2 40 (3.16%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.16%) KVM
3 2 (0.16%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.079%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 256 (20.24%) Kubernetes
2 79 (6.25%) Terraform
3 23 (1.82%) BladeLogic
3 23 (1.82%) Prometheus
4 22 (1.74%) MIIS
5 20 (1.58%) Ansible
6 14 (1.11%) Opscode Chef
6 14 (1.11%) Puppet
7 6 (0.47%) Grafana
8 5 (0.40%) SCCM
8 5 (0.40%) ZABBIX
9 4 (0.32%) Rancher
10 3 (0.24%) Kibana
11 2 (0.16%) logstash
11 2 (0.16%) Microsoft Intune
12 1 (0.079%) Control-M
12 1 (0.079%) Graphite
12 1 (0.079%) Istio
12 1 (0.079%) Packer
12 1 (0.079%) StatsD
Vendors
1 205 (16.21%) Microsoft
2 159 (12.57%) Oracle
3 34 (2.69%) MuleSoft
4 23 (1.82%) FIS
4 23 (1.82%) SunGard
5 19 (1.50%) Google
6 16 (1.26%) Databricks
7 13 (1.03%) Telerik
8 12 (0.95%) ESRI
9 10 (0.79%) TIBCO
10 9 (0.71%) Salesforce.com
10 9 (0.71%) SAP
10 9 (0.71%) Splunk
10 9 (0.71%) Sybase
11 6 (0.47%) New Relic
11 6 (0.47%) QAD
11 6 (0.47%) Refinitiv
11 6 (0.47%) SaltStack
11 6 (0.47%) Xamarin
12 5 (0.40%) Sparx