Period
to 17 July 2018

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 17 July 2018 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
17 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 340 686 -
Rank change year-on-year +346 - -
Contract jobs citing .NET Core 752 160 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.73% 0.17% -
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.14% 0.52% -
Number of daily rates quoted 588 132 0
UK median daily rate £425 £425 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £363 -
% change year-on-year +10.34% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK median hourly rate - - -
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 35,130 30,579 31,601
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 33.89% 32.19% 28.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 24,719 21,114 22,097
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £315 £305 £289
90th Percentile £625 £613 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +5.00% +6.67% +2.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 368 385 404
UK median hourly rate £41.21 £40.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.01% +6.67% +4.17%
10th Percentile £15.00 £15.05 £13.50
90th Percentile £59.13 £53.75 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £41.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year -2.44% +9.33% +2.04%

.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 17 July 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for .NET Core in the UK

.NET Core
Top 14 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 17 July 2018. 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 +339 712 £425 - 294
UK excluding London +256 413 £400 +10.34% 187
London +162 337 £475 -1.30% 124
South East +84 128 £425 +6.25% 43
North of England +59 96 £375 +6.38% 63
North West +32 65 £375 +5.63% 37
South West +53 63 £500 +42.86% 23
Midlands +34 54 £350 +11.11% 22
West Midlands +14 38 £370 +4.23% 11
East of England +46 36 £406 +16.07% 19
Yorkshire +15 31 £375 +5.26% 19
Scotland -20 30 £444 +15.26% 10
East Midlands +10 16 £350 +11.11% 11
Wales - 9 £400 - 3

For the 6 months to 17 July 2018, 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.

1 749 (99.60%) .NET
2 657 (87.37%) C#
3 450 (59.84%) Agile Software Development
4 364 (48.40%) SQL Server
5 357 (47.47%) MVC
6 354 (47.07%) AngularJS
7 346 (46.01%) ASP.NET Web API
8 345 (45.88%) Microsoft Azure
9 323 (42.95%) TDD
10 319 (42.42%) ASP.NET
11 296 (39.36%) Microservices
12 294 (39.10%) JavaScript
13 235 (31.25%) SQL
14 222 (29.52%) .NET Framework
15 193 (25.66%) CSS
16 184 (24.47%) HTML
17 179 (23.80%) Amazon AWS
18 168 (22.34%) Docker
19 155 (20.61%) ASP.NET MVC
20 141 (18.75%) Angular 2
21 139 (18.48%) REST
22 134 (17.82%) DevOps
23 132 (17.55%) Web Services
24 131 (17.42%) Entity Framework
25 124 (16.49%) Microsoft
26 122 (16.22%) Greenfield Project
27 119 (15.82%) React
28 115 (15.29%) BDD
29 106 (14.10%) Scrum
30 105 (13.96%) E-Commerce

.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 49 (6.52%) Elasticsearch
2 39 (5.19%) Confluence
3 31 (4.12%) NServiceBus
4 23 (3.06%) CMS
5 18 (2.39%) IIS
6 9 (1.20%) Orchard CMS
7 6 (0.80%) SharePoint
7 6 (0.80%) Umbraco
8 2 (0.27%) Apache Solr
8 2 (0.27%) Apache Spark
8 2 (0.27%) Sitefinity
9 1 (0.13%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 3 (0.40%) Chatbot
2 2 (0.27%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.13%) InVision
3 1 (0.13%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 21 (2.79%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.27%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 345 (45.88%) Microsoft Azure
2 179 (23.80%) Amazon AWS
3 40 (5.32%) Serverless
4 31 (4.12%) PaaS
5 28 (3.72%) Google Cloud Platform
6 21 (2.79%) Cloud Computing
7 18 (2.39%) npm
8 14 (1.86%) SaaS
9 10 (1.33%) AWS CloudFormation
10 9 (1.20%) AWS Lambda
10 9 (1.20%) GitHub
11 8 (1.06%) IaaS
12 6 (0.80%) Google Analytics
13 5 (0.66%) Algolia
13 5 (0.66%) NuGet
14 3 (0.40%) Amazon EC2
14 3 (0.40%) Amazon S3
14 3 (0.40%) Amazon SQS
14 3 (0.40%) AWS Fargate
14 3 (0.40%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 20 (2.66%) HTTP
2 13 (1.73%) Internet
3 12 (1.60%) DKIM
3 12 (1.60%) DMARC
4 9 (1.20%) SMS
5 8 (1.06%) DNS
6 6 (0.80%) SMTP
7 3 (0.40%) Firewall
7 3 (0.40%) TCP/IP
8 1 (0.13%) AMQP
8 1 (0.13%) FTP
8 1 (0.13%) Tactical Data Link
Database & Business Intelligence
1 364 (48.40%) SQL Server
2 90 (11.97%) NoSQL
3 60 (7.98%) MongoDB
4 50 (6.65%) Azure SQL Database
5 43 (5.72%) Cosmos DB
6 31 (4.12%) PostgreSQL
6 31 (4.12%) Relational Database
7 27 (3.59%) SQL Server 2012
8 23 (3.06%) MySQL
9 19 (2.53%) Redis
10 18 (2.39%) SQL Server 2008
11 17 (2.26%) RavenDB
11 17 (2.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 15 (1.99%) SQL Server 2014
13 14 (1.86%) DB2
14 12 (1.60%) Apache Cassandra
14 12 (1.60%) Power BI
15 8 (1.06%) SQL Server 2016
16 6 (0.80%) Big Data
16 6 (0.80%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 100 (13.30%) Octopus Deploy
2 93 (12.37%) Git (software)
3 88 (11.70%) TeamCity
4 85 (11.30%) Visual Studio
5 60 (7.98%) NUnit
6 59 (7.85%) Team Foundation Server
7 51 (6.78%) JIRA
8 30 (3.99%) Selenium
9 27 (3.59%) Jenkins
10 26 (3.46%) Visual Studio Team System
11 24 (3.19%) MSTest
12 16 (2.13%) webpack
13 15 (1.99%) SpecFlow
14 12 (1.60%) Bitbucket
14 12 (1.60%) WebDriver
15 11 (1.46%) GitLab
16 10 (1.33%) Moq
17 8 (1.06%) Atlassian Bamboo
18 7 (0.93%) Grunt
19 6 (0.80%) Cucumber
General
1 82 (10.90%) Finance
2 25 (3.32%) Banking
3 23 (3.06%) Marketing
3 23 (3.06%) Retail
4 15 (1.99%) Advertising
5 14 (1.86%) Law
6 7 (0.93%) Automotive
6 7 (0.93%) Telecoms
7 6 (0.80%) Financial Institution
8 5 (0.66%) Manufacturing
8 5 (0.66%) Publishing
9 4 (0.53%) Investment Banking
10 3 (0.40%) Back Office
11 2 (0.27%) Electronics
11 2 (0.27%) Games
12 1 (0.13%) Digital Economy
12 1 (0.13%) Legal
Job Titles
1 592 (78.72%) Developer
2 431 (57.31%) .NET Developer
3 189 (25.13%) C# Developer
4 130 (17.29%) C# .NET Developer
5 116 (15.43%) Senior Developer
6 95 (12.63%) Senior .NET Developer
7 81 (10.77%) Full Stack Developer
8 77 (10.24%) Angular Developer
9 51 (6.78%) Architect
10 48 (6.38%) Senior C# Developer
11 41 (5.45%) .NET Architect
12 40 (5.32%) Software Developer
13 37 (4.92%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
14 34 (4.52%) Senior C# .NET Developer
15 30 (3.99%) ASP.NET Developer
15 30 (3.99%) Azure Developer
16 25 (3.32%) AWS Developer
17 24 (3.19%) Technical Architect
18 22 (2.93%) C# ASP.NET Developer
19 18 (2.39%) .NET Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 749 (99.60%) .NET
2 354 (47.07%) AngularJS
3 346 (46.01%) ASP.NET Web API
4 319 (42.42%) ASP.NET
5 222 (29.52%) .NET Framework
6 193 (25.66%) CSS
7 184 (24.47%) HTML
8 155 (20.61%) ASP.NET MVC
9 141 (18.75%) Angular 2
10 139 (18.48%) REST
11 132 (17.55%) Web Services
12 131 (17.42%) Entity Framework
13 119 (15.82%) React
14 94 (12.50%) jQuery
15 88 (11.70%) HTML5
16 75 (9.97%) RESTful
17 66 (8.78%) Node.js
18 63 (8.38%) ASP.NET Core
19 61 (8.11%) Twitter Bootstrap
20 54 (7.18%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 122 (16.22%) Greenfield Project
2 52 (6.91%) Fintech
3 29 (3.86%) iPad
4 19 (2.53%) Self-Motivation
5 18 (2.39%) User Experience
6 16 (2.13%) Enterprise Software
7 11 (1.46%) Analytical Skills
8 9 (1.20%) Computer Science
9 8 (1.06%) Algorithms
10 7 (0.93%) Cloud Native
10 7 (0.93%) Fixed Income
11 6 (0.80%) Client/Server
11 6 (0.80%) Mobile App
12 4 (0.53%) Tandem
13 3 (0.40%) Animation
13 3 (0.40%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 3 (0.40%) Grid Computing
13 3 (0.40%) NHS
14 2 (0.27%) Clustering
14 2 (0.27%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 50 (6.65%) Windows
2 25 (3.32%) Linux
3 8 (1.06%) Apple iOS
4 7 (0.93%) Android
4 7 (0.93%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.13%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 450 (59.84%) Agile Software Development
2 357 (47.47%) MVC
3 323 (42.95%) TDD
4 296 (39.36%) Microservices
5 134 (17.82%) DevOps
6 115 (15.29%) BDD
7 106 (14.10%) Scrum
8 105 (13.96%) E-Commerce
9 95 (12.63%) Unit Testing
10 90 (11.97%) Web Development
11 88 (11.70%) Continuous Integration
12 80 (10.64%) SOLID
13 72 (9.57%) OO
14 70 (9.31%) Software Engineering
15 59 (7.85%) Test Automation
16 58 (7.71%) CQRS
17 48 (6.38%) Pair Programming
17 48 (6.38%) Problem-Solving
18 47 (6.25%) SOA
19 40 (5.32%) Front End Development
Programming Languages
1 657 (87.37%) C#
2 294 (39.10%) JavaScript
3 235 (31.25%) SQL
4 67 (8.91%) TypeScript
5 44 (5.85%) T-SQL
6 31 (4.12%) PowerShell
7 12 (1.60%) ES6
8 11 (1.46%) C
8 11 (1.46%) Java
9 6 (0.80%) F#
9 6 (0.80%) Python
10 5 (0.66%) C++
11 4 (0.53%) VB.NET
12 3 (0.40%) CQL
12 3 (0.40%) ES7
12 3 (0.40%) Ruby
13 2 (0.27%) Apple Swift
13 2 (0.27%) Objective-C
13 2 (0.27%) PL/SQL
13 2 (0.27%) U-SQL
Qualifications
1 18 (2.39%) Security Cleared
2 13 (1.73%) Degree
2 13 (1.73%) SC Cleared
3 9 (1.20%) Computer Science Degree
4 2 (0.27%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (0.27%) DV Cleared
4 2 (0.27%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (4.79%) QA
2 10 (1.33%) GCP
3 9 (1.20%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 6 (0.80%) PCI DSS
5 3 (0.40%) ISO 9001
5 3 (0.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.13%) GDPR
6 1 (0.13%) MISRA
6 1 (0.13%) MISRA C
6 1 (0.13%) PMO
6 1 (0.13%) WCAG
System Software
1 168 (22.34%) Docker
2 8 (1.06%) Varnish
3 3 (0.40%) Active Directory
3 3 (0.40%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.13%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 80 (10.64%) Kubernetes
2 17 (2.26%) Terraform
3 13 (1.73%) Kibana
4 7 (0.93%) Single Sign-On
5 6 (0.80%) Ansible
6 3 (0.40%) Grafana
6 3 (0.40%) Opsview
7 2 (0.27%) Opscode Chef
8 1 (0.13%) Consul
8 1 (0.13%) Puppet
Vendors
1 124 (16.49%) Microsoft
2 37 (4.92%) Atlassian
3 32 (4.26%) Google
4 14 (1.86%) Teradata
5 11 (1.46%) Oracle
6 7 (0.93%) Xamarin
7 6 (0.80%) New Relic
8 5 (0.66%) Sitecore
9 4 (0.53%) Capita
9 4 (0.53%) Remedy
9 4 (0.53%) SAP
9 4 (0.53%) Telerik
10 3 (0.40%) AppDynamics
10 3 (0.40%) Dynatrace
10 3 (0.40%) IBM
10 3 (0.40%) Salesforce.com
10 3 (0.40%) Splunk
10 3 (0.40%) VMware
11 2 (0.27%) Apigee
11 2 (0.27%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud