Period
to 22 September 2017

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 September 2017 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 Sep 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 581 897 -
Rank change year-on-year +316 - -
Contract jobs citing .NET Core 281 4 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.28% 0.004% -
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.89% 0.013% -
Number of daily rates quoted 230 3 0
UK median daily rate £425 £325 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +30.77% - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £325 -
% change year-on-year +15.38% - -
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 31672 31766 31843
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 32.10% 29.55% 27.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 22013 22197 21577
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +3.23%
10th Percentile £310 £295 £275
90th Percentile £625 £588 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 392 382 516
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £36.00 £37.45
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.11% -3.87% +7.00%
10th Percentile £16.25 £13.28 £14.75
90th Percentile £53.75 £50.00 £52.35
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £36.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +11.11% -4.00% +14.50%

.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 22 September 2017.

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 22 September 2017. 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 +292 266 £425 +30.77% 27
London - 145 £475 - 7
UK excluding London +187 133 £375 +15.38% 20
South East +54 34 £400 +23.08% 9
Midlands - 31 £358 - 1
North of England +105 28 £363 +10.69% 4
East Midlands - 24 £333 - 1
North West +53 23 £375 +13.64% 4
South West - 16 £350 - 3
East of England - 13 £525 - 3
Scotland +32 11 £388 -
West Midlands - 7 £380 -
Yorkshire - 5 £356 -
Northern Ireland - 1 £400 -

For the 6 months to 22 September 2017, IT contractor jobs citing .NET Core also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for .NET Core.

1 281 (100.00%) .NET
2 215 (76.51%) C#
3 187 (66.55%) MVC
3 187 (66.55%) Agile Software Development
4 143 (50.89%) ASP.NET
5 135 (48.04%) TDD
5 135 (48.04%) AngularJS
6 128 (45.55%) JavaScript
7 115 (40.93%) Microsoft Azure
7 115 (40.93%) ASP.NET Web API
8 114 (40.57%) SQL Server
9 89 (31.67%) ASP.NET MVC
10 83 (29.54%) Unit Testing
11 78 (27.76%) CSS
12 75 (26.69%) SQL
13 74 (26.33%) Microservices
14 71 (25.27%) REST
15 68 (24.20%) jQuery
16 65 (23.13%) Continuous Integration
16 65 (23.13%) DevOps
17 62 (22.06%) .NET Framework
18 60 (21.35%) Amazon AWS
19 59 (21.00%) BDD
20 58 (20.64%) RESTful
21 56 (19.93%) HTML
22 54 (19.22%) Microsoft
22 54 (19.22%) Git (software)
23 53 (18.86%) Web Services
24 49 (17.44%) Scrum
25 46 (16.37%) Test Automation

.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 25 (8.90%) Elasticsearch
2 19 (6.76%) IIS
3 16 (5.69%) CMS
4 7 (2.49%) SharePoint
5 6 (2.14%) BizTalk Server
6 2 (0.71%) Umbraco
7 1 (0.36%) Apache
7 1 (0.36%) Confluence
7 1 (0.36%) Orchard CMS
Cloud Services
1 115 (40.93%) Microsoft Azure
2 60 (21.35%) Amazon AWS
3 11 (3.91%) AWS Lambda
4 9 (3.20%) PaaS
5 8 (2.85%) Amazon EC2
5 8 (2.85%) SaaS
6 7 (2.49%) Amazon ELB
6 7 (2.49%) IaaS
7 5 (1.78%) Cloud Computing
7 5 (1.78%) npm
7 5 (1.78%) Yarn
8 3 (1.07%) Azure Data Factory
9 2 (0.71%) Amazon Kinesis
9 2 (0.71%) Amazon S3
9 2 (0.71%) Azure Active Directory
10 1 (0.36%) Amazon CloudSearch
10 1 (0.36%) Amazon SQS
10 1 (0.36%) Azure Machine Learning
10 1 (0.36%) GitHub
10 1 (0.36%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 9 (3.20%) SMTP
2 5 (1.78%) Intranet
3 3 (1.07%) HTTP
4 2 (0.71%) CTI
4 2 (0.71%) DNS
4 2 (0.71%) Internet
5 1 (0.36%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 114 (40.57%) SQL Server
2 38 (13.52%) NoSQL
3 24 (8.54%) MongoDB
4 14 (4.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 13 (4.63%) Redis
6 12 (4.27%) Big Data
6 12 (4.27%) SQL Server 2008
6 12 (4.27%) SQL Server 2016
6 12 (4.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 9 (3.20%) Hadoop
8 8 (2.85%) Amazon RDS
9 7 (2.49%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 7 (2.49%) SQL Server 2012
10 3 (1.07%) Apache Cassandra
10 3 (1.07%) Neo4j
10 3 (1.07%) SQL Server 2005
11 2 (0.71%) Azure SQL Database
11 2 (0.71%) Power BI
11 2 (0.71%) RDBMS
11 2 (0.71%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 54 (19.22%) Git (software)
2 45 (16.01%) Octopus Deploy
3 41 (14.59%) TeamCity
4 30 (10.68%) Visual Studio
5 27 (9.61%) gulp
5 27 (9.61%) NUnit
6 25 (8.90%) Team Foundation Server
7 23 (8.19%) Selenium
8 12 (4.27%) Bitbucket
9 10 (3.56%) Grunt
10 9 (3.20%) Jenkins
10 9 (3.20%) JSUnit
11 8 (2.85%) JIRA
11 8 (2.85%) SpecFlow
12 7 (2.49%) dotCover
12 7 (2.49%) Jasmine
12 7 (2.49%) NDepend
12 7 (2.49%) ProC
12 7 (2.49%) Selenium IDE
13 6 (2.14%) NuGet
General
1 17 (6.05%) Retail
2 14 (4.98%) Banking
3 12 (4.27%) Finance
4 5 (1.78%) Advertising
5 4 (1.42%) Games
5 4 (1.42%) Law
6 3 (1.07%) Publishing
7 2 (0.71%) Back Office
7 2 (0.71%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 237 (84.34%) Developer
2 185 (65.84%) .NET Developer
3 70 (24.91%) C# Developer
4 49 (17.44%) C# .NET Developer
5 48 (17.08%) Senior Developer
6 36 (12.81%) Full Stack Developer
7 32 (11.39%) ASP.NET Developer
7 32 (11.39%) Senior .NET Developer
8 29 (10.32%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
9 22 (7.83%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 19 (6.76%) Angular Developer
11 17 (6.05%) Senior C# Developer
12 14 (4.98%) DevOps Engineer
13 12 (4.27%) AWS Developer
14 11 (3.91%) Agile Developer
14 11 (3.91%) Senior Full Stack Developer
14 11 (3.91%) Software Developer
14 11 (3.91%) Software Engineer
14 11 (3.91%) Web Developer
15 10 (3.56%) .NET Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 281 (100.00%) .NET
2 143 (50.89%) ASP.NET
3 135 (48.04%) AngularJS
4 115 (40.93%) ASP.NET Web API
5 89 (31.67%) ASP.NET MVC
6 78 (27.76%) CSS
7 71 (25.27%) REST
8 68 (24.20%) jQuery
9 62 (22.06%) .NET Framework
10 58 (20.64%) RESTful
11 56 (19.93%) HTML
12 53 (18.86%) Web Services
13 45 (16.01%) React
14 42 (14.95%) HTML5
15 40 (14.23%) Angular 2
16 38 (13.52%) Entity Framework
17 36 (12.81%) SOAP
18 31 (11.03%) WCF
19 29 (10.32%) RabbitMQ
20 27 (9.61%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 40 (14.23%) Greenfield Project
2 9 (3.20%) Mobile App
2 9 (3.20%) N-Tier
3 8 (2.85%) User Experience
4 7 (2.49%) Derivative
5 4 (1.42%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (1.42%) Enterprise Software
5 4 (1.42%) Private Cloud
6 3 (1.07%) Fintech
7 2 (0.71%) Algorithms
7 2 (0.71%) Blog
7 2 (0.71%) Replication
7 2 (0.71%) Video Conferencing
8 1 (0.36%) Data Structures
8 1 (0.36%) Equities
8 1 (0.36%) iPad
8 1 (0.36%) Life Science
8 1 (0.36%) Mobile Banking
8 1 (0.36%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 36 (12.81%) Windows
2 3 (1.07%) Android
2 3 (1.07%) Apple iOS
2 3 (1.07%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 187 (66.55%) Agile Software Development
1 187 (66.55%) MVC
2 135 (48.04%) TDD
3 83 (29.54%) Unit Testing
4 74 (26.33%) Microservices
5 65 (23.13%) Continuous Integration
5 65 (23.13%) DevOps
6 59 (21.00%) BDD
7 49 (17.44%) Scrum
8 46 (16.37%) Test Automation
9 42 (14.95%) SOA
10 28 (9.96%) Software Engineering
11 26 (9.25%) Front End Development
12 23 (8.19%) SOLID
13 19 (6.76%) Inversion of Control
14 17 (6.05%) Continuous Delivery
14 17 (6.05%) SMACSS
15 15 (5.34%) OO
15 15 (5.34%) Progressive Enhancement
15 15 (5.34%) Refactoring
Programming Languages
1 215 (76.51%) C#
2 128 (45.55%) JavaScript
3 75 (26.69%) SQL
4 39 (13.88%) T-SQL
5 29 (10.32%) TypeScript
6 23 (8.19%) PowerShell
7 9 (3.20%) Python
8 8 (2.85%) GraphQL
9 5 (1.78%) Bash Shell
9 5 (1.78%) CoffeeScript
9 5 (1.78%) VB.NET
10 2 (0.71%) PL/SQL
11 1 (0.36%) C
11 1 (0.36%) ES6
11 1 (0.36%) XPath
Qualifications
1 3 (1.07%) Degree
1 3 (1.07%) SC Cleared
1 3 (1.07%) Security Cleared
2 2 (0.71%) MCSD
2 2 (0.71%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (0.36%) AWS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (11.03%) QA
2 2 (0.71%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.36%) SLA
System Software
1 45 (16.01%) Docker
2 4 (1.42%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (0.71%) vSphere
4 1 (0.36%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 10 (3.56%) Opscode Chef
1 10 (3.56%) Terraform
2 8 (2.85%) Nagios
2 8 (2.85%) ZABBIX
3 7 (2.49%) Ansible
3 7 (2.49%) Puppet
4 4 (1.42%) Kubernetes
5 1 (0.36%) Kibana
5 1 (0.36%) logstash
Vendors
1 54 (19.22%) Microsoft
2 8 (2.85%) Apigee
2 8 (2.85%) AppDynamics
2 8 (2.85%) New Relic
2 8 (2.85%) Splunk
3 7 (2.49%) Infragistics
4 6 (2.14%) DevExpress
5 5 (1.78%) Oracle
6 4 (1.42%) TOWER Software
6 4 (1.42%) Xamarin
7 2 (0.71%) Google
7 2 (0.71%) Sitecore
7 2 (0.71%) Twitter
7 2 (0.71%) VMware
8 1 (0.36%) Atlassian
8 1 (0.36%) Avaya
8 1 (0.36%) Syncfusion