Period
to 20 March 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 March 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 Mar 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 242 478 794
Rank change year-on-year +236 +316 -
Contract jobs citing .NET Core 1,077 460 58
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.11% 0.46% 0.062%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 3.36% 1.42% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 859 334 44
UK median daily rate £470 £440 £369
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.82% +19.32% -
10th Percentile £350 £322 £288
90th Percentile £625 £588 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £448 £388 £338
% change year-on-year +15.62% +14.81% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
UK median hourly rate £35.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

.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 32,099 32,459 29,179
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 33.20% 32.14% 31.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 22,677 23,010 20,171
UK median daily rate £488 £470 £430
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.72% +9.30% +2.38%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £300
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £433 £408 £400
% change year-on-year +6.13% +1.88% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 291 341 326
UK median hourly rate £41.50 £41.50 £40.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +2.47% +4.52%
10th Percentile £18.50 £18.25 £15.75
90th Percentile £60.00 £55.00 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.25 £40.00
% change year-on-year +0.59% +5.63% +3.23%

.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 March 2019.

Contractor daily 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 20 March 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 +233 1,044 £475 +5.56% 675
UK excluding London +175 598 £448 +15.62% 511
London +188 471 £500 - 217
South East +159 253 £450 +20.00% 122
South West +17 118 £475 +2.70% 69
North of England +47 117 £390 +4.00% 143
Midlands +52 79 £403 +16.67% 97
West Midlands +36 56 £425 +6.25% 45
North West +28 49 £388 +3.33% 89
Yorkshire +28 46 £375 -15.01% 38
East Midlands +22 22 £400 +17.65% 52
North East - 22 £450 - 16
Scotland -4 14 £375 -13.04% 31
East of England -18 13 £450 +16.88% 27
Wales -1 7 £400 - 10
Northern Ireland - 6 £375 - 12

For the 6 months to 20 March 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 1,077 (100.00%) .NET
2 892 (82.82%) C#
3 619 (57.47%) Microsoft Azure
4 570 (52.92%) Agile Software Development
5 420 (39.00%) SQL Server
6 410 (38.07%) ASP.NET Web API
7 400 (37.14%) AngularJS
8 397 (36.86%) Microservices
9 368 (34.17%) SQL
10 365 (33.89%) TDD
11 340 (31.57%) JavaScript
12 329 (30.55%) MVC
13 306 (28.41%) .NET Framework
14 302 (28.04%) ASP.NET
15 241 (22.38%) Docker
16 219 (20.33%) CSS
16 219 (20.33%) Finance
17 214 (19.87%) HTML
18 211 (19.59%) Scrum
19 198 (18.38%) Microsoft
19 198 (18.38%) Amazon AWS
20 196 (18.20%) DevOps
21 179 (16.62%) Kubernetes
22 174 (16.16%) REST
23 159 (14.76%) BDD
24 155 (14.39%) Git (software)
25 152 (14.11%) RESTful
26 150 (13.93%) ASP.NET MVC
26 150 (13.93%) Greenfield Project
27 148 (13.74%) Entity Framework

.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 48 (4.46%) CMS
2 42 (3.90%) Elasticsearch
3 33 (3.06%) Umbraco
4 31 (2.88%) Confluence
5 18 (1.67%) SharePoint
6 15 (1.39%) NServiceBus
7 13 (1.21%) IIS
8 6 (0.56%) BizTalk Server
9 5 (0.46%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 5 (0.46%) Oracle Workflow
9 5 (0.46%) SAS
10 4 (0.37%) Apache Spark
10 4 (0.37%) JBoss
10 4 (0.37%) Kentico
10 4 (0.37%) Sitecore CMS
11 3 (0.28%) Apache
11 3 (0.28%) WebLogic
12 1 (0.093%) Alfresco
12 1 (0.093%) EPiServer
12 1 (0.093%) MQSeries
Applications
1 11 (1.02%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (0.56%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (0.37%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.28%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.093%) Chatbot
5 1 (0.093%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 37 (3.44%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.28%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.093%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 619 (57.47%) Microsoft Azure
2 198 (18.38%) Amazon AWS
3 80 (7.43%) Serverless
4 64 (5.94%) PaaS
5 44 (4.09%) Azure Functions
6 34 (3.16%) IaaS
7 32 (2.97%) SaaS
8 30 (2.79%) Dynamics 365
9 27 (2.51%) Azure Active Directory
10 26 (2.41%) GitHub
11 21 (1.95%) Google Cloud Platform
12 11 (1.02%) AWS Lambda
12 11 (1.02%) OpenShift
13 9 (0.84%) Azure Data Factory
14 8 (0.74%) Loggly
15 6 (0.56%) Apigee
15 6 (0.56%) npm
16 5 (0.46%) Cloud Computing
16 5 (0.46%) Office 365
17 4 (0.37%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (1.30%) HTTP
2 11 (1.02%) DNS
3 6 (0.56%) Intranet
4 4 (0.37%) Internet
5 1 (0.093%) Broadband
5 1 (0.093%) DKIM
5 1 (0.093%) DMARC
5 1 (0.093%) Firewall
5 1 (0.093%) IPFS
5 1 (0.093%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 420 (39.00%) SQL Server
2 80 (7.43%) Azure SQL Database
3 68 (6.31%) Cosmos DB
4 61 (5.66%) Redis
5 56 (5.20%) NoSQL
6 52 (4.83%) MongoDB
7 32 (2.97%) SQL Server 2016
8 30 (2.79%) Data Lake
8 30 (2.79%) Relational Database
8 30 (2.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 27 (2.51%) SQL Server 2012
10 24 (2.23%) Amazon RDS
11 15 (1.39%) MySQL
12 13 (1.21%) Apache Cassandra
13 11 (1.02%) SQL Server 2014
14 10 (0.93%) CouchDB
14 10 (0.93%) PostgreSQL
14 10 (0.93%) SQL Server 2008
15 9 (0.84%) Data Warehouse
15 9 (0.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 155 (14.39%) Git (software)
2 129 (11.98%) Visual Studio
3 108 (10.03%) Visual Studio Team System
4 85 (7.89%) Team Foundation Server
5 83 (7.71%) TeamCity
6 80 (7.43%) Octopus Deploy
7 64 (5.94%) JIRA
8 59 (5.48%) Jenkins
9 52 (4.83%) NUnit
10 44 (4.09%) Moq
11 36 (3.34%) Selenium
11 36 (3.34%) SpecFlow
12 24 (2.23%) Jasmine
13 21 (1.95%) Grunt
13 21 (1.95%) MSTest
14 20 (1.86%) Bitbucket
15 16 (1.49%) Bower
15 16 (1.49%) gulp
16 11 (1.02%) Subversion
16 11 (1.02%) webpack
General
1 219 (20.33%) Finance
2 49 (4.55%) Front Office
3 40 (3.71%) Banking
4 31 (2.88%) Retail
5 26 (2.41%) Law
6 18 (1.67%) Legal
7 12 (1.11%) Marketing
7 12 (1.11%) Publishing
7 12 (1.11%) Telecoms
8 11 (1.02%) Advertising
9 9 (0.84%) Automotive
10 6 (0.56%) Back Office
10 6 (0.56%) Manufacturing
11 5 (0.46%) Billing
12 4 (0.37%) Electronics
13 3 (0.28%) Games
14 2 (0.19%) Investment Banking
14 2 (0.19%) Local Government
15 1 (0.093%) Retail Banking
15 1 (0.093%) Retail Finance
Job Titles
1 864 (80.22%) Developer
2 597 (55.43%) .NET Developer
3 308 (28.60%) C# Developer
4 214 (19.87%) C# .NET Developer
5 144 (13.37%) Senior Developer
6 124 (11.51%) Full Stack Developer
7 111 (10.31%) Angular Developer
8 100 (9.29%) Senior .NET Developer
9 91 (8.45%) Azure Developer
10 61 (5.66%) Architect
11 58 (5.39%) Senior C# Developer
12 50 (4.64%) React Developer
13 48 (4.46%) Lead Developer
14 44 (4.09%) .NET Architect
14 44 (4.09%) Software Developer
15 35 (3.25%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
15 35 (3.25%) Senior C# .NET Developer
16 30 (2.79%) AWS Developer
17 29 (2.69%) SQL Developer
18 27 (2.51%) Lead .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,077 (100.00%) .NET
2 410 (38.07%) ASP.NET Web API
3 400 (37.14%) AngularJS
4 306 (28.41%) .NET Framework
5 302 (28.04%) ASP.NET
6 219 (20.33%) CSS
7 214 (19.87%) HTML
8 174 (16.16%) REST
9 152 (14.11%) RESTful
10 150 (13.93%) ASP.NET MVC
11 148 (13.74%) Entity Framework
12 137 (12.72%) React
13 126 (11.70%) Web Services
14 120 (11.14%) Angular 2
15 105 (9.75%) jQuery
16 103 (9.56%) HTML5
17 84 (7.80%) Node.js
18 68 (6.31%) Redux
19 64 (5.94%) CSS3
20 62 (5.76%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 150 (13.93%) Greenfield Project
2 82 (7.61%) Fintech
3 41 (3.81%) Hedge funds
4 38 (3.53%) Enterprise Software
5 35 (3.25%) User Experience
6 24 (2.23%) Analytical Skills
7 21 (1.95%) Self-Motivation
8 20 (1.86%) Cloud Native
9 16 (1.49%) iPad
10 12 (1.11%) Mobile App
11 8 (0.74%) Tandem
12 6 (0.56%) Hybrid Cloud
13 4 (0.37%) Algorithms
13 4 (0.37%) Digital Media
13 4 (0.37%) EPoS
13 4 (0.37%) Private Cloud
13 4 (0.37%) Robotics
14 3 (0.28%) N-Tier
14 3 (0.28%) RIA
15 2 (0.19%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 58 (5.39%) Windows
2 21 (1.95%) Linux
3 8 (0.74%) Windows Server
4 7 (0.65%) VMS
5 6 (0.56%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (0.46%) Android
7 4 (0.37%) CentOS
8 3 (0.28%) Apple iOS
8 3 (0.28%) Debian
8 3 (0.28%) Unix
9 2 (0.19%) CoreOS
10 1 (0.093%) Mac OS
10 1 (0.093%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 570 (52.92%) Agile Software Development
2 397 (36.86%) Microservices
3 365 (33.89%) TDD
4 329 (30.55%) MVC
5 211 (19.59%) Scrum
6 196 (18.20%) DevOps
7 159 (14.76%) BDD
8 106 (9.84%) Test Automation
9 99 (9.19%) Unit Testing
10 98 (9.10%) Continuous Integration
11 94 (8.73%) E-Commerce
11 94 (8.73%) SOLID
12 83 (7.71%) Web Development
13 76 (7.06%) Continuous Delivery
14 72 (6.69%) OO
15 65 (6.04%) Software Engineering
16 59 (5.48%) Problem-Solving
16 59 (5.48%) SDLC
17 46 (4.27%) SOA
18 45 (4.18%) API Design
Programming Languages
1 892 (82.82%) C#
2 368 (34.17%) SQL
3 340 (31.57%) JavaScript
4 98 (9.10%) TypeScript
5 69 (6.41%) T-SQL
6 53 (4.92%) PowerShell
7 51 (4.74%) Java
8 26 (2.41%) Python
9 20 (1.86%) VB.NET
10 17 (1.58%) Go
11 14 (1.30%) PL/SQL
12 12 (1.11%) ES6
13 10 (0.93%) Scala
14 9 (0.84%) C
15 8 (0.74%) U-SQL
15 8 (0.74%) VBA
16 7 (0.65%) VB
16 7 (0.65%) VB6
17 6 (0.56%) F#
17 6 (0.56%) PHP
Qualifications
1 23 (2.14%) Degree
2 13 (1.21%) Security Cleared
3 10 (0.93%) SC Cleared
4 7 (0.65%) BPSS Clearance
4 7 (0.65%) Computer Science Degree
5 3 (0.28%) DBS Check
5 3 (0.28%) MCITP
5 3 (0.28%) MCSE
5 3 (0.28%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.093%) Chartered Engineer
6 1 (0.093%) CTC Cleared
6 1 (0.093%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 48 (4.46%) QA
2 18 (1.67%) WCAG
3 4 (0.37%) GDPR
4 2 (0.19%) HL7
5 1 (0.093%) FATCA
5 1 (0.093%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 1 (0.093%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.093%) PSD2
System Software
1 241 (22.38%) Docker
2 30 (2.79%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.093%) LXC
3 1 (0.093%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 179 (16.62%) Kubernetes
2 25 (2.32%) Ansible
3 22 (2.04%) Terraform
4 14 (1.30%) Puppet
5 12 (1.11%) Opscode Chef
6 10 (0.93%) Kibana
7 6 (0.56%) Docker Swarm
8 2 (0.19%) Grafana
8 2 (0.19%) Mesos
8 2 (0.19%) Rancher
8 2 (0.19%) Single Sign-On
9 1 (0.093%) Consul
9 1 (0.093%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 198 (18.38%) Microsoft
2 47 (4.36%) Oracle
3 22 (2.04%) Atlassian
4 17 (1.58%) Xamarin
5 14 (1.30%) Google
6 10 (0.93%) Veracode
7 9 (0.84%) Sitecore
8 8 (0.74%) New Relic
9 7 (0.65%) Citrix
9 7 (0.65%) GUPTA
9 7 (0.65%) SAP
10 6 (0.56%) Apple
11 5 (0.46%) Cypress Semiconductor
11 5 (0.46%) MuleSoft
11 5 (0.46%) VMware
12 4 (0.37%) RedGate
13 3 (0.28%) Nintex
13 3 (0.28%) Telerik
13 3 (0.28%) webMethods
14 2 (0.19%) IBM