Period
to 20 July 2019

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 20 July 2019 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
20 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 200 352 693
Rank change year-on-year +152 +341 +229
Contract jobs citing .NET Core 1,269 757 167
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.36% 0.73% 0.18%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 4.25% 2.14% 0.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,012 596 138
UK median daily rate £475 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.76% - +30.77%
10th Percentile £350 £338 £313
90th Percentile £650 £588 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £400 £363
% change year-on-year +9.38% +10.34% +11.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
UK median hourly rate £35.07 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.07 - -

.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 29,848 35,307 30,676
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 32.02% 33.89% 32.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 20,876 24,846 21,214
UK median daily rate £490 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.16% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £331 £319 £306
90th Percentile £650 £625 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £440 £420 £400
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 330 372 381
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £41.00 £40.26
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.66% +1.84% +7.36%
10th Percentile £18.77 £15.02 £15.00
90th Percentile £60.00 £57.50 £53.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £41.25
% change year-on-year +6.25% -3.03% +10.00%

.NET Core
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for .NET Core in the UK

.NET Core
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for .NET Core in the UK

.NET Core
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing .NET Core over the 6 months to 20 July 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for .NET Core in the UK

.NET Core
Top 15 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 20 July 2019. 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 +139 1,219 £475 +10.47% 734
UK excluding London +124 699 £438 +9.38% 569
London +142 558 £525 +10.53% 222
South East +119 281 £450 +5.88% 124
North of England +78 148 £388 +3.33% 186
Midlands +79 118 £385 +8.07% 101
South West +5 89 £550 +10.00% 51
North West +27 82 £388 +3.33% 101
West Midlands +31 62 £400 +6.67% 56
East Midlands +59 56 £375 +7.14% 45
Yorkshire +43 46 £365 -2.67% 72
Scotland +37 37 £400 -11.11% 38
East of England +1 28 £450 +10.77% 51
North East - 20 £460 - 13
Wales -3 3 £475 +18.75% 7

For the 6 months to 20 July 2019, 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 1,261 (99.37%) .NET
2 1,057 (83.29%) C#
3 725 (57.13%) Microsoft Azure
4 615 (48.46%) Agile Software Development
5 488 (38.46%) AngularJS
6 460 (36.25%) ASP.NET Web API
7 425 (33.49%) TDD
7 425 (33.49%) JavaScript
8 413 (32.55%) Microservices
9 407 (32.07%) SQL Server
10 404 (31.84%) SQL
11 399 (31.44%) MVC
12 354 (27.90%) ASP.NET
13 345 (27.19%) .NET Framework
14 284 (22.38%) HTML
15 276 (21.75%) Finance
16 268 (21.12%) CSS
17 266 (20.96%) Docker
18 227 (17.89%) DevOps
19 210 (16.55%) Kubernetes
20 209 (16.47%) Microsoft
21 208 (16.39%) Amazon AWS
22 206 (16.23%) Scrum
23 190 (14.97%) Entity Framework
24 189 (14.89%) Greenfield Project
25 187 (14.74%) BDD
25 187 (14.74%) Git (software)
26 182 (14.34%) TypeScript
27 173 (13.63%) REST
28 159 (12.53%) ASP.NET MVC

.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 43 (3.39%) Umbraco
2 40 (3.15%) CMS
3 29 (2.29%) Confluence
4 25 (1.97%) IIS
5 23 (1.81%) Elasticsearch
6 14 (1.10%) BizTalk Server
6 14 (1.10%) SharePoint
7 12 (0.95%) NServiceBus
8 5 (0.39%) SAS
9 4 (0.32%) SharePoint 2013
9 4 (0.32%) Sitecore CMS
10 3 (0.24%) Kentico
11 2 (0.16%) Apache
11 2 (0.16%) Apache Spark
11 2 (0.16%) JBoss
11 2 (0.16%) WildFly
12 1 (0.079%) Ethereum
12 1 (0.079%) Hyperledger
12 1 (0.079%) MQSeries
12 1 (0.079%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 10 (0.79%) MS Visio
2 8 (0.63%) Microsoft Office
3 5 (0.39%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (0.39%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.079%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 37 (2.92%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (0.47%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.16%) Payment Gateway
4 1 (0.079%) Distributed Ledger
4 1 (0.079%) NetSuite
4 1 (0.079%) R3 Corda
Cloud Services
1 725 (57.13%) Microsoft Azure
2 208 (16.39%) Amazon AWS
3 118 (9.30%) Serverless
4 74 (5.83%) PaaS
5 56 (4.41%) Azure Functions
6 44 (3.47%) Azure Active Directory
7 40 (3.15%) SaaS
8 30 (2.36%) AWS Lambda
8 30 (2.36%) IaaS
9 29 (2.29%) OpenShift
10 28 (2.21%) Dynamics 365
11 25 (1.97%) Amazon S3
12 24 (1.89%) npm
13 23 (1.81%) GitHub
14 18 (1.42%) Google Cloud Platform
15 17 (1.34%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 16 (1.26%) AWS CloudFormation
17 15 (1.18%) Amazon SQS
17 15 (1.18%) Power Platform
18 12 (0.95%) Loggly
Communications & Networking
1 10 (0.79%) HTTP
2 8 (0.63%) Network Security
3 5 (0.39%) Internet
4 4 (0.32%) Skype
5 2 (0.16%) AMQP
5 2 (0.16%) Intranet
6 1 (0.079%) HTTPS
6 1 (0.079%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 407 (32.07%) SQL Server
2 106 (8.35%) Cosmos DB
3 90 (7.09%) Azure SQL Database
4 71 (5.59%) Redis
5 66 (5.20%) NoSQL
6 45 (3.55%) Relational Database
7 40 (3.15%) MongoDB
8 30 (2.36%) Data Lake
9 27 (2.13%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 24 (1.89%) MySQL
11 22 (1.73%) Amazon RDS
12 21 (1.65%) SQL Server 2016
12 21 (1.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 17 (1.34%) SQL Server 2012
14 16 (1.26%) SQL Server 2014
15 12 (0.95%) Big Data
16 11 (0.87%) Power BI
17 10 (0.79%) PostgreSQL
17 10 (0.79%) SQL Server 2008
17 10 (0.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 187 (14.74%) Git (software)
2 120 (9.46%) Visual Studio
3 107 (8.43%) TeamCity
4 89 (7.01%) Visual Studio Team System
5 75 (5.91%) Team Foundation Server
6 69 (5.44%) Jenkins
7 67 (5.28%) Octopus Deploy
8 66 (5.20%) NUnit
9 61 (4.81%) JIRA
10 54 (4.26%) SpecFlow
11 40 (3.15%) Jasmine
12 33 (2.60%) webpack
13 29 (2.29%) Moq
13 29 (2.29%) Selenium
14 26 (2.05%) Bitbucket
15 24 (1.89%) gulp
16 23 (1.81%) MSTest
17 22 (1.73%) Karma Test Runner
18 18 (1.42%) Grunt
18 18 (1.42%) JMeter
General
1 276 (21.75%) Finance
2 66 (5.20%) Front Office
3 44 (3.47%) Law
4 41 (3.23%) Banking
4 41 (3.23%) Retail
5 23 (1.81%) Legal
6 19 (1.50%) Manufacturing
7 17 (1.34%) Telecoms
8 13 (1.02%) Marketing
9 12 (0.95%) Financial Institution
10 11 (0.87%) Publishing
11 10 (0.79%) Electronics
12 9 (0.71%) Games
13 8 (0.63%) Back Office
14 7 (0.55%) Advertising
15 4 (0.32%) Automotive
15 4 (0.32%) Investment Banking
16 1 (0.079%) Aerospace
16 1 (0.079%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 975 (76.83%) Developer
2 632 (49.80%) .NET Developer
3 330 (26.00%) C# Developer
4 232 (18.28%) C# .NET Developer
5 187 (14.74%) Full Stack Developer
6 138 (10.87%) Senior Developer
7 126 (9.93%) Angular Developer
8 103 (8.12%) Azure Developer
9 95 (7.49%) Senior .NET Developer
10 74 (5.83%) Software Developer
11 65 (5.12%) Architect
12 56 (4.41%) React Developer
13 53 (4.18%) Software Engineer
14 47 (3.70%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
15 46 (3.62%) Senior C# Developer
16 37 (2.92%) ASP.NET Developer
16 37 (2.92%) Senior C# .NET Developer
17 34 (2.68%) AWS Developer
17 34 (2.68%) SQL Developer
18 33 (2.60%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,261 (99.37%) .NET
2 488 (38.46%) AngularJS
3 460 (36.25%) ASP.NET Web API
4 354 (27.90%) ASP.NET
5 345 (27.19%) .NET Framework
6 284 (22.38%) HTML
7 268 (21.12%) CSS
8 190 (14.97%) Entity Framework
9 173 (13.63%) REST
10 159 (12.53%) ASP.NET MVC
11 157 (12.37%) Web Services
12 154 (12.14%) RESTful
13 148 (11.66%) Angular 2
13 148 (11.66%) React
14 127 (10.01%) jQuery
15 117 (9.22%) HTML5
16 94 (7.41%) Node.js
17 86 (6.78%) CSS3
18 78 (6.15%) WCF
19 77 (6.07%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 189 (14.89%) Greenfield Project
2 58 (4.57%) Hedge funds
3 41 (3.23%) Enterprise Software
4 33 (2.60%) Analytical Skills
5 28 (2.21%) User Experience
6 22 (1.73%) Cloud Native
7 21 (1.65%) Mobile App
8 20 (1.58%) Data Protection Act
9 16 (1.26%) Algorithms
10 13 (1.02%) Data Structures
11 9 (0.71%) iPad
12 8 (0.63%) Management Information System
13 7 (0.55%) Private Cloud
14 6 (0.47%) Derivative
14 6 (0.47%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 6 (0.47%) Hybrid Cloud
15 5 (0.39%) Equities
15 5 (0.39%) Life Science
15 5 (0.39%) Market Risk
15 5 (0.39%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 64 (5.04%) Windows
2 31 (2.44%) Linux
3 12 (0.95%) Android
4 11 (0.87%) VMS
5 9 (0.71%) Apple iOS
5 9 (0.71%) Windows Server
6 3 (0.24%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (0.16%) CoreOS
7 2 (0.16%) Debian
7 2 (0.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (0.16%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.079%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 615 (48.46%) Agile Software Development
2 425 (33.49%) TDD
3 413 (32.55%) Microservices
4 399 (31.44%) MVC
5 227 (17.89%) DevOps
6 206 (16.23%) Scrum
7 187 (14.74%) BDD
8 152 (11.98%) Unit Testing
9 121 (9.54%) SOLID
10 116 (9.14%) Test Automation
11 114 (8.98%) Continuous Integration
12 112 (8.83%) Software Engineering
13 90 (7.09%) Fintech
14 80 (6.30%) Problem-Solving
15 78 (6.15%) E-Commerce
16 68 (5.36%) OO
17 59 (4.65%) SDLC
18 53 (4.18%) Web Development
19 52 (4.10%) Dependency Injection
20 51 (4.02%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 1,057 (83.29%) C#
2 425 (33.49%) JavaScript
3 404 (31.84%) SQL
4 182 (14.34%) TypeScript
5 77 (6.07%) T-SQL
6 57 (4.49%) Java
7 54 (4.26%) PowerShell
8 40 (3.15%) Python
9 24 (1.89%) C++
10 21 (1.65%) Go
11 10 (0.79%) C
11 10 (0.79%) ES6
12 9 (0.71%) F#
12 9 (0.71%) VB
13 7 (0.55%) VB6
14 6 (0.47%) Bash Shell
14 6 (0.47%) PHP
15 5 (0.39%) Java 8
15 5 (0.39%) PL/SQL
16 4 (0.32%) U-SQL
Qualifications
1 43 (3.39%) Degree
2 19 (1.50%) Security Cleared
3 18 (1.42%) Computer Science Degree
4 11 (0.87%) SC Cleared
5 10 (0.79%) BPSS Clearance
6 8 (0.63%) DBS Check
7 3 (0.24%) GPEN
7 3 (0.24%) GWAPT
7 3 (0.24%) GXPN
7 3 (0.24%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 3 (0.24%) OSCE
7 3 (0.24%) OSCP
7 3 (0.24%) SANS
8 2 (0.16%) BC Cleared
9 1 (0.079%) Chartered Engineer
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 60 (4.73%) QA
2 13 (1.02%) WCAG
3 4 (0.32%) PA-DSS
3 4 (0.32%) PCI DSS
4 3 (0.24%) PMO
5 2 (0.16%) GDPR
5 2 (0.16%) HL7
6 1 (0.079%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.079%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.079%) PSD2
6 1 (0.079%) SLA
System Software
1 266 (20.96%) Docker
2 47 (3.70%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.16%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.079%) LXC
Systems Management
1 210 (16.55%) Kubernetes
2 21 (1.65%) Terraform
3 16 (1.26%) Ansible
4 13 (1.02%) Opscode Chef
5 6 (0.47%) Docker Swarm
5 6 (0.47%) Kibana
5 6 (0.47%) MIIS
5 6 (0.47%) Puppet
6 4 (0.32%) ITRS Geneos
6 4 (0.32%) Nagios
7 3 (0.24%) Rancher
8 2 (0.16%) Consul
8 2 (0.16%) Grafana
8 2 (0.16%) Mesos
9 1 (0.079%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 209 (16.47%) Microsoft
2 38 (2.99%) Xamarin
3 30 (2.36%) Oracle
4 20 (1.58%) Google
5 19 (1.50%) Sitecore
6 14 (1.10%) Cypress Semiconductor
7 12 (0.95%) New Relic
8 11 (0.87%) SAP
9 7 (0.55%) Atlassian
10 6 (0.47%) Splunk
10 6 (0.47%) VMware
11 5 (0.39%) Bloomberg
11 5 (0.39%) MuleSoft
12 4 (0.32%) Apple
12 4 (0.32%) Nintex
12 4 (0.32%) Veracode
13 3 (0.24%) Mercator
13 3 (0.24%) Telerik
14 2 (0.16%) Facebook
14 2 (0.16%) Qualys