Period
to 22 January 2022

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 22 January 2022 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
22 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 171 195 197
Rank change year-on-year +24 +2 +79
Contract jobs citing .NET Core 1,379 575 1,036
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 1.59% 1.38% 1.43%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 5.56% 4.54% 4.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,096 453 785
10th Percentile £369 £325 £350
25th Percentile £419 £381 £400
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £475 £450
Median % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -2.70%
75th Percentile £627 £575 £538
90th Percentile £715 £650 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £394 £425
% change year-on-year +14.29% -7.35% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 2 1
10th Percentile £36.64 £22.38 -
25th Percentile £48.50 £24.06 £31.25
Median hourly rate £60.00 £28.75 £32.50
Median % change year-on-year +108.70% -11.54% -
75th Percentile £62.15 £34.06 £33.75
90th Percentile - £36.13 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £60.00 - £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 24,813 12,663 21,697
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 28.60% 30.34% 29.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 18,083 8,987 15,284
10th Percentile £381 £315 £330
25th Percentile £450 £400 £405
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £475 £490
Median % change year-on-year +15.79% -3.06% +3.16%
75th Percentile £650 £575 £575
90th Percentile £738 £656 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £480 £425 £445
% change year-on-year +12.94% -4.49% +4.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 246 149 194
10th Percentile £21.00 £25.37 £17.21
25th Percentile £36.25 £35.00 £32.61
Median hourly rate £51.88 £45.00 £46.00
Median % change year-on-year +15.28% -2.17% +9.93%
75th Percentile £65.53 £57.50 £53.00
90th Percentile £76.72 £63.80 £78.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £52.50 £46.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year +14.13% +2.22% +7.95%

.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 22 January 2022.

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 22 January 2022.

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 22 January 2022. 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
Jobs
England +35 1,152 £513 +5.67% 905
London -26 601 £600 +14.29% 273
UK excluding London +51 489 £450 +14.29% 673
Work from Home +29 422 £475 +5.56% 231
Midlands +8 119 £425 +13.33% 156
North of England -6 106 £450 +24.14% 193
South East -20 92 £470 +4.44% 147
South West +17 85 £463 -2.63% 60
West Midlands -4 71 £425 +13.33% 89
North West -9 57 £450 +32.43% 118
Scotland -26 52 £438 +9.38% 28
East Midlands 0 48 £413 +17.86% 66
Yorkshire -18 41 £438 +16.67% 58
East of England -25 28 £425 -10.53% 67
North East +4 8 £483 +1.58% 17
Wales -24 8 £575 +59.72% 12
Northern Ireland - 1 - - 10

For the 6 months to 22 January 2022, 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 1,376 (99.78%) .NET
2 1,080 (78.32%) C#
3 864 (62.65%) Azure
4 606 (43.94%) Agile Software Development
5 503 (36.48%) SQL
6 467 (33.87%) Microservices
7 460 (33.36%) DevOps
8 454 (32.92%) SQL Server
9 449 (32.56%) JavaScript
10 411 (29.80%) .NET Framework
11 378 (27.41%) ASP.NET
12 362 (26.25%) CI/CD
13 353 (25.60%) AngularJS
14 315 (22.84%) Full Stack Development
15 305 (22.12%) Microsoft
16 303 (21.97%) Software Engineering
17 295 (21.39%) Kubernetes
18 290 (21.03%) Docker
19 286 (20.74%) ASP.NET Web API
20 277 (20.09%) React
20 277 (20.09%) CSS
21 262 (19.00%) Git (software)
22 259 (18.78%) MVC
23 255 (18.49%) HTML
24 229 (16.61%) TDD
25 215 (15.59%) AWS
25 215 (15.59%) TypeScript
26 201 (14.58%) Entity Framework
27 188 (13.63%) Finance
28 173 (12.55%) Scrum

.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 44 (3.19%) Confluence
2 36 (2.61%) BizTalk Server
3 24 (1.74%) SharePoint
4 16 (1.16%) IIS
5 14 (1.02%) Umbraco
6 11 (0.80%) CMS
6 11 (0.80%) Elasticsearch
7 10 (0.73%) Apache
8 6 (0.44%) Tomcat
9 4 (0.29%) ArcGIS
9 4 (0.29%) Moodle
9 4 (0.29%) Totara
10 3 (0.22%) Sitecore CMS
11 2 (0.15%) Apache Airflow
11 2 (0.15%) Jupyter
11 2 (0.15%) Kentico
11 2 (0.15%) nginx
11 2 (0.15%) NServiceBus
12 1 (0.073%) Camunda
12 1 (0.073%) Ethereum
Applications
1 9 (0.65%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (0.36%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (0.22%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 25 (1.81%) SunGard Martini
2 12 (0.87%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (0.36%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
4 4 (0.29%) Distributed Ledger
4 4 (0.29%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 864 (62.65%) Azure
2 215 (15.59%) AWS
3 157 (11.39%) Azure Service Bus
4 143 (10.37%) Serverless
5 142 (10.30%) Azure Cosmos DB
6 104 (7.54%) Azure Functions
7 71 (5.15%) PaaS
8 68 (4.93%) Azure Logic Apps
9 64 (4.64%) Azure Active Directory
10 53 (3.84%) SaaS
11 49 (3.55%) Azure Key Vault
12 40 (2.90%) Azure Storage
13 39 (2.83%) AWS Lambda
14 38 (2.76%) Azure Event Grid
15 37 (2.68%) GCP
16 28 (2.03%) Power Platform
17 26 (1.89%) Dynamics 365
17 26 (1.89%) GitHub
18 25 (1.81%) OpenShift
19 24 (1.74%) Amazon EKS
Communications & Networking
1 27 (1.96%) TCP/IP
2 9 (0.65%) HTTP
3 5 (0.36%) HTTPS
4 3 (0.22%) DNS
4 3 (0.22%) Firewall
4 3 (0.22%) Internet
5 2 (0.15%) Kerberos
5 2 (0.15%) SSH
5 2 (0.15%) SSL
6 1 (0.073%) Intranet
6 1 (0.073%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 454 (32.92%) SQL Server
2 90 (6.53%) NoSQL
3 86 (6.24%) Azure SQL Database
4 62 (4.50%) Relational Database
5 53 (3.84%) MongoDB
6 46 (3.34%) PostgreSQL
7 33 (2.39%) Oracle Database
8 32 (2.32%) MySQL
9 31 (2.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 25 (1.81%) Oracle Database 12c
11 23 (1.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 21 (1.52%) Redis
13 20 (1.45%) Power BI
14 18 (1.31%) SQL Server 2016
15 17 (1.23%) SQL Server 2019
16 16 (1.16%) Amazon DynamoDB
17 13 (0.94%) SQL Server 2008
18 12 (0.87%) SQL Server 2012
19 11 (0.80%) RDBMS
20 6 (0.44%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 262 (19.00%) Git (software)
2 92 (6.67%) TeamCity
2 92 (6.67%) Visual Studio
3 80 (5.80%) NUnit
4 63 (4.57%) Jenkins
4 63 (4.57%) JIRA
5 57 (4.13%) Moq
6 54 (3.92%) SpecFlow
7 40 (2.90%) Team Foundation Server
8 39 (2.83%) Subversion
9 37 (2.68%) Octopus Deploy
10 31 (2.25%) Bitbucket
11 28 (2.03%) Artifactory
12 26 (1.89%) Oracle APEX
13 25 (1.81%) CppUnit
13 25 (1.81%) Robot Framework
14 22 (1.60%) Postman
15 14 (1.02%) Jasmine
15 14 (1.02%) Selenium
16 13 (0.94%) Maven
General
1 188 (13.63%) Finance
2 154 (11.17%) Social Skills
3 97 (7.03%) Banking
4 94 (6.82%) Public Sector
5 80 (5.80%) Front Office
6 50 (3.63%) Analytical Skills
6 50 (3.63%) Investment Banking
7 46 (3.34%) Retail
8 20 (1.45%) Marketing
9 13 (0.94%) Pharmaceutical
10 12 (0.87%) Law
10 12 (0.87%) Presentation Skills
10 12 (0.87%) Telecoms
11 11 (0.80%) Electronics
11 11 (0.80%) Manufacturing
12 8 (0.58%) Legal
13 7 (0.51%) Automotive
14 6 (0.44%) Documentation Skills
15 4 (0.29%) Back Office
16 3 (0.22%) Organisational Skills
Job Titles
1 1,015 (73.60%) Developer
2 672 (48.73%) .NET Developer
3 275 (19.94%) C# Developer
4 183 (13.27%) C# .NET Developer
5 161 (11.68%) Full Stack Developer
6 148 (10.73%) Azure Developer
7 139 (10.08%) Software Engineer
8 103 (7.47%) .NET Software Engineer
9 94 (6.82%) Senior Developer
10 88 (6.38%) Architect
11 63 (4.57%) .NET Software Developer
11 63 (4.57%) Software Developer
12 62 (4.50%) Senior .NET Developer
13 56 (4.06%) Angular Developer
14 55 (3.99%) C# Software Engineer
15 54 (3.92%) Lead Developer
16 49 (3.55%) SQL Developer
17 48 (3.48%) Solutions Architect
18 44 (3.19%) Azure Engineer
18 44 (3.19%) Developer/Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,376 (99.78%) .NET
2 411 (29.80%) .NET Framework
3 378 (27.41%) ASP.NET
4 353 (25.60%) AngularJS
5 286 (20.74%) ASP.NET Web API
6 277 (20.09%) CSS
6 277 (20.09%) React
7 255 (18.49%) HTML
8 201 (14.58%) Entity Framework
9 147 (10.66%) RESTful
9 147 (10.66%) Vue.js
10 146 (10.59%) REST
11 140 (10.15%) ASP.NET Core
12 125 (9.06%) Web Services
13 79 (5.73%) XML
14 76 (5.51%) JSON
15 73 (5.29%) ASP.NET MVC
16 71 (5.15%) jQuery
17 67 (4.86%) Sass
18 64 (4.64%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 167 (12.11%) Greenfield Project
2 50 (3.63%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 46 (3.34%) Cloud Native
4 44 (3.19%) Fixed Income
5 42 (3.05%) User Experience
6 37 (2.68%) Derivative
6 37 (2.68%) Legacy Systems
7 36 (2.61%) Hedge funds
8 32 (2.32%) Data Protection Act
9 30 (2.18%) Equities
9 30 (2.18%) Self-Motivation
10 15 (1.09%) Data Structures
11 10 (0.73%) Enterprise Software
11 10 (0.73%) NHS
12 9 (0.65%) Mobile App
13 8 (0.58%) Learning Management System
14 6 (0.44%) Algorithms
14 6 (0.44%) Biotechnology
14 6 (0.44%) Legacy Applications
14 6 (0.44%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 131 (9.50%) Windows
2 20 (1.45%) Linux
3 10 (0.73%) Android
4 9 (0.65%) Apple iOS
5 4 (0.29%) Ubuntu
5 4 (0.29%) Windows Server
6 3 (0.22%) AIX
7 1 (0.073%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.073%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 606 (43.94%) Agile Software Development
2 467 (33.87%) Microservices
3 460 (33.36%) DevOps
4 362 (26.25%) CI/CD
5 315 (22.84%) Full Stack Development
6 303 (21.97%) Software Engineering
7 259 (18.78%) MVC
8 229 (16.61%) TDD
9 173 (12.55%) Scrum
10 170 (12.33%) SOLID
11 154 (11.17%) Test Automation
12 150 (10.88%) SDLC
13 137 (9.93%) Unit Testing
14 122 (8.85%) Continuous Integration
15 105 (7.61%) Fintech
16 102 (7.40%) Clean Code
17 97 (7.03%) OO
18 80 (5.80%) BDD
19 79 (5.73%) Mentoring
20 77 (5.58%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 1,080 (78.32%) C#
2 503 (36.48%) SQL
3 449 (32.56%) JavaScript
4 215 (15.59%) TypeScript
5 109 (7.90%) T-SQL
6 108 (7.83%) Python
7 64 (4.64%) Java
7 64 (4.64%) PL/SQL
8 58 (4.21%) C++
9 52 (3.77%) PowerShell
10 27 (1.96%) Go
11 18 (1.31%) Ruby
12 14 (1.02%) VB
13 12 (0.87%) ES6
14 11 (0.80%) VB.NET
14 11 (0.80%) VBA
14 11 (0.80%) XAML
15 8 (0.58%) Groovy
15 8 (0.58%) PHP
15 8 (0.58%) Scala
Qualifications
1 65 (4.71%) Security Cleared
2 61 (4.42%) SC Cleared
3 47 (3.41%) Degree
4 21 (1.52%) Computer Science Degree
5 17 (1.23%) BPSS Clearance
6 5 (0.36%) DV Cleared
6 5 (0.36%) PhD
7 4 (0.29%) Microsoft Certification
7 4 (0.29%) Numerate Degree
8 1 (0.073%) CITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 52 (3.77%) QA
2 9 (0.65%) WCAG
3 8 (0.58%) Accessibility
4 5 (0.36%) PCI DSS
5 3 (0.22%) NCSC
6 2 (0.15%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.073%) HL7
System Software
1 290 (21.03%) Docker
2 46 (3.34%) Active Directory
3 13 (0.94%) Virtual Machines
4 4 (0.29%) Virtual Desktop
5 3 (0.22%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (0.073%) Firmware
6 1 (0.073%) LXC
Systems Management
1 295 (21.39%) Kubernetes
2 70 (5.08%) Terraform
3 25 (1.81%) BladeLogic
4 20 (1.45%) Ansible
5 14 (1.02%) Puppet
6 12 (0.87%) MIIS
7 9 (0.65%) Grafana
8 8 (0.58%) Kibana
8 8 (0.58%) Prometheus
9 4 (0.29%) Istio
9 4 (0.29%) Opscode Chef
10 2 (0.15%) logstash
10 2 (0.15%) Rancher
11 1 (0.073%) Control-M
Vendors
1 305 (22.12%) Microsoft
2 117 (8.48%) Oracle
3 25 (1.81%) FIS
3 25 (1.81%) SunGard
4 21 (1.52%) MuleSoft
5 14 (1.02%) Databricks
6 13 (0.94%) Google
7 12 (0.87%) SaltStack
7 12 (0.87%) SAP
7 12 (0.87%) Telerik
8 11 (0.80%) TIBCO
9 10 (0.73%) Salesforce.com
9 10 (0.73%) Xamarin
10 9 (0.65%) ESRI
11 7 (0.51%) Atlassian
11 7 (0.51%) ServiceNow
12 5 (0.36%) Dynatrace
12 5 (0.36%) Pega
12 5 (0.36%) Sitecore
12 5 (0.36%) Sparx