Period
to 21 October 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 21 October 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
21 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 183 277 605
Rank change year-on-year +94 +328 +296
Contract jobs citing .NET Core 1,262 940 293
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.49% 0.92% 0.29%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 4.81% 2.63% 0.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 995 771 242
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +30.77%
10th Percentile £350 £338 £320
90th Percentile £620 £588 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +15.38%
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 26,249 35,720 32,060
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 30.90% 34.90% 32.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 18,251 25,144 22,505
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £338 £325 £313
90th Percentile £650 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 282 318 365
UK median hourly rate £43.50 £41.57 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.64% +3.93% +6.67%
10th Percentile £20.29 £15.60 £18.20
90th Percentile £69.75 £59.13 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £41.25 £40.31
% change year-on-year +3.03% +2.34% +11.96%

.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 21 October 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 21 October 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 +96 1,215 £475 +5.56% 769
UK excluding London +131 713 £425 +6.25% 589
London +82 536 £525 +7.69% 242
South East +79 286 £450 +0.56% 132
North of England +85 168 £400 +6.67% 197
Midlands +90 103 £400 +4.92% 106
North West +60 94 £388 +3.33% 94
South West +22 87 £450 - 45
East Midlands +65 57 £400 -1.54% 50
Yorkshire +45 56 £400 +5.96% 85
West Midlands +36 46 £400 +6.67% 55
Scotland +56 35 £425 +9.68% 41
East of England +34 32 £450 - 47
North East +33 18 £425 +25.93% 18
Wales +16 2 £525 +41.89% 10

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 1,255 (99.45%) .NET
2 1,040 (82.41%) C#
3 703 (55.71%) Azure
4 581 (46.04%) Agile Software Development
5 437 (34.63%) AngularJS
6 435 (34.47%) JavaScript
7 411 (32.57%) TDD
8 393 (31.14%) Microservices
9 381 (30.19%) MVC
10 379 (30.03%) SQL Server
11 374 (29.64%) SQL
11 374 (29.64%) ASP.NET Web API
12 372 (29.48%) ASP.NET
13 318 (25.20%) .NET Framework
14 261 (20.68%) Finance
15 258 (20.44%) DevOps
16 250 (19.81%) CSS
17 247 (19.57%) Docker
18 241 (19.10%) HTML
19 238 (18.86%) Microsoft
20 225 (17.83%) AWS
21 199 (15.77%) React
22 197 (15.61%) Scrum
23 190 (15.06%) Kubernetes
24 184 (14.58%) BDD
25 181 (14.34%) TypeScript
26 178 (14.10%) Greenfield Project
27 172 (13.63%) Entity Framework
28 170 (13.47%) Git (software)
29 150 (11.89%) 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 30 (2.38%) Confluence
2 24 (1.90%) Umbraco
3 19 (1.51%) Elasticsearch
3 19 (1.51%) IIS
4 15 (1.19%) CMS
5 13 (1.03%) NServiceBus
6 11 (0.87%) SharePoint
7 7 (0.55%) BizTalk Server
8 6 (0.48%) Cloud Foundry
8 6 (0.48%) SharePoint 2013
9 5 (0.40%) nginx
10 3 (0.24%) Ethereum
10 3 (0.24%) Hyperledger
11 1 (0.079%) Apache
11 1 (0.079%) Apache Solr
11 1 (0.079%) Apache Spark
11 1 (0.079%) ArcGIS
11 1 (0.079%) EPiServer
11 1 (0.079%) JBoss
11 1 (0.079%) WildFly
Applications
1 4 (0.32%) Microsoft Excel
1 4 (0.32%) MS Visio
2 3 (0.24%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 11 (0.87%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.24%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (0.24%) R3 Corda
2 3 (0.24%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.079%) Distributed Ledger
3 1 (0.079%) NetSuite
3 1 (0.079%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 703 (55.71%) Azure
2 225 (17.83%) AWS
3 147 (11.65%) Serverless
4 73 (5.78%) Azure Functions
5 59 (4.68%) PaaS
6 46 (3.65%) Azure Active Directory
7 41 (3.25%) SaaS
8 34 (2.69%) AWS Lambda
8 34 (2.69%) OpenShift
9 30 (2.38%) Amazon S3
10 27 (2.14%) GitHub
11 25 (1.98%) npm
12 23 (1.82%) AWS CloudFormation
13 22 (1.74%) IaaS
14 21 (1.66%) GCP
15 20 (1.58%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 16 (1.27%) Amazon EC2
17 15 (1.19%) Amazon SQS
18 13 (1.03%) Dynamics 365
19 11 (0.87%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 9 (0.71%) Network Security
2 8 (0.63%) DNS
2 8 (0.63%) HTTP
3 5 (0.40%) Internet
4 4 (0.32%) Firewall
4 4 (0.32%) SSL
5 2 (0.16%) AMQP
5 2 (0.16%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 379 (30.03%) SQL Server
2 111 (8.80%) Cosmos DB
3 97 (7.69%) NoSQL
4 76 (6.02%) Azure SQL Database
5 56 (4.44%) Relational Database
6 55 (4.36%) Redis
7 44 (3.49%) MongoDB
8 37 (2.93%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 30 (2.38%) MySQL
10 25 (1.98%) Data Lake
11 21 (1.66%) PostgreSQL
12 20 (1.58%) SQL Server 2008
12 20 (1.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 16 (1.27%) SQL Server 2012
14 13 (1.03%) SQL Server 2016
15 11 (0.87%) Power BI
16 10 (0.79%) SQL Server 2005
17 9 (0.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
18 7 (0.55%) RDBMS
18 7 (0.55%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 170 (13.47%) Git (software)
2 101 (8.00%) TeamCity
3 94 (7.45%) Jenkins
4 86 (6.81%) Visual Studio Team System
5 79 (6.26%) Visual Studio
6 76 (6.02%) Octopus Deploy
7 59 (4.68%) NUnit
8 55 (4.36%) SpecFlow
9 48 (3.80%) JIRA
10 43 (3.41%) Team Foundation Server
11 41 (3.25%) Moq
12 38 (3.01%) webpack
13 34 (2.69%) gulp
14 30 (2.38%) Jasmine
15 28 (2.22%) Bitbucket
16 27 (2.14%) Selenium
17 19 (1.51%) ReSharper
18 16 (1.27%) Mocha
19 15 (1.19%) MSBuild
19 15 (1.19%) Subversion
General
1 261 (20.68%) Finance
2 46 (3.65%) Law
3 43 (3.41%) Retail
4 40 (3.17%) Banking
4 40 (3.17%) Front Office
5 29 (2.30%) Public Sector
6 13 (1.03%) Manufacturing
7 9 (0.71%) Financial Institution
8 8 (0.63%) Games
8 8 (0.63%) Marketing
8 8 (0.63%) Publishing
8 8 (0.63%) Telecoms
9 7 (0.55%) Back Office
10 6 (0.48%) Legal
11 5 (0.40%) Electronics
11 5 (0.40%) Investment Banking
12 3 (0.24%) Advertising
13 2 (0.16%) Automotive
13 2 (0.16%) Local Government
13 2 (0.16%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 994 (78.76%) Developer
2 656 (51.98%) .NET Developer
3 300 (23.77%) C# Developer
4 206 (16.32%) C# .NET Developer
5 167 (13.23%) Full Stack Developer
6 144 (11.41%) Senior Developer
7 109 (8.64%) Azure Developer
8 101 (8.00%) Angular Developer
9 98 (7.77%) Senior .NET Developer
10 70 (5.55%) React Developer
10 70 (5.55%) Software Developer
11 63 (4.99%) Software Engineer
12 56 (4.44%) Lead Developer
13 44 (3.49%) Architect
14 37 (2.93%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
15 36 (2.85%) AWS Developer
16 35 (2.77%) Senior C# Developer
17 31 (2.46%) SQL Developer
18 29 (2.30%) Senior C# .NET Developer
19 28 (2.22%) ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,255 (99.45%) .NET
2 437 (34.63%) AngularJS
3 374 (29.64%) ASP.NET Web API
4 372 (29.48%) ASP.NET
5 318 (25.20%) .NET Framework
6 250 (19.81%) CSS
7 241 (19.10%) HTML
8 199 (15.77%) React
9 172 (13.63%) Entity Framework
10 150 (11.89%) ASP.NET MVC
11 148 (11.73%) REST
12 135 (10.70%) Web Services
13 129 (10.22%) RESTful
14 121 (9.59%) jQuery
15 114 (9.03%) Angular 2
16 76 (6.02%) Node.js
17 73 (5.78%) HTML5
18 70 (5.55%) Sass
19 65 (5.15%) Redux
20 64 (5.07%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 178 (14.10%) Greenfield Project
2 68 (5.39%) Enterprise Software
3 32 (2.54%) Analytical Skills
4 31 (2.46%) Hedge funds
5 27 (2.14%) User Experience
6 26 (2.06%) Cloud Native
7 15 (1.19%) Mobile App
8 14 (1.11%) Algorithms
9 13 (1.03%) Data Structures
10 11 (0.87%) Life Science
10 11 (0.87%) Management Information System
11 6 (0.48%) Derivative
11 6 (0.48%) Equities
11 6 (0.48%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 6 (0.48%) Smartphone
12 5 (0.40%) Data Centre
12 5 (0.40%) Fixed Income
13 4 (0.32%) Digital Media
14 3 (0.24%) Private Cloud
14 3 (0.24%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 72 (5.71%) Windows
2 33 (2.61%) Linux
3 15 (1.19%) Android
4 12 (0.95%) Apple iOS
5 5 (0.40%) VMS
6 3 (0.24%) Unix
6 3 (0.24%) Windows Server
7 2 (0.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.079%) Mac OS
8 1 (0.079%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 581 (46.04%) Agile Software Development
2 411 (32.57%) TDD
3 393 (31.14%) Microservices
4 381 (30.19%) MVC
5 258 (20.44%) DevOps
6 197 (15.61%) Scrum
7 184 (14.58%) BDD
8 148 (11.73%) Unit Testing
9 137 (10.86%) Software Engineering
10 132 (10.46%) Continuous Integration
11 126 (9.98%) Test Automation
12 121 (9.59%) SOLID
13 103 (8.16%) Problem-Solving
14 76 (6.02%) SDLC
15 71 (5.63%) Fintech
16 65 (5.15%) OO
17 55 (4.36%) E-Commerce
17 55 (4.36%) Kanban
18 51 (4.04%) Dependency Injection
19 49 (3.88%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 1,040 (82.41%) C#
2 435 (34.47%) JavaScript
3 374 (29.64%) SQL
4 181 (14.34%) TypeScript
5 66 (5.23%) T-SQL
6 64 (5.07%) Java
7 42 (3.33%) Python
8 37 (2.93%) PowerShell
9 23 (1.82%) C++
10 10 (0.79%) Go
10 10 (0.79%) Shell Script
11 9 (0.71%) Bash Shell
12 8 (0.63%) C
12 8 (0.63%) ES6
12 8 (0.63%) PHP
12 8 (0.63%) VB
13 7 (0.55%) VB6
14 6 (0.48%) Java 8
15 5 (0.40%) VB.NET
16 3 (0.24%) F#
Qualifications
1 58 (4.60%) Degree
2 29 (2.30%) Computer Science Degree
3 21 (1.66%) Security Cleared
4 16 (1.27%) SC Cleared
5 4 (0.32%) DBS Check
6 3 (0.24%) GPEN
6 3 (0.24%) GWAPT
6 3 (0.24%) GXPN
6 3 (0.24%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 3 (0.24%) OSCE
6 3 (0.24%) OSCP
6 3 (0.24%) SANS
7 1 (0.079%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.079%) Master's Degree
7 1 (0.079%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.079%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 45 (3.57%) QA
2 7 (0.55%) PMO
3 3 (0.24%) WCAG
4 1 (0.079%) HL7
4 1 (0.079%) PA-DSS
4 1 (0.079%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.079%) PSD2
System Software
1 247 (19.57%) Docker
2 47 (3.72%) Active Directory
3 3 (0.24%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.079%) Corosync
4 1 (0.079%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 190 (15.06%) Kubernetes
2 24 (1.90%) MIIS
3 21 (1.66%) Ansible
4 20 (1.58%) Terraform
5 10 (0.79%) Opscode Chef
6 8 (0.63%) Puppet
6 8 (0.63%) Single Sign-On
7 7 (0.55%) Kibana
8 5 (0.40%) HAProxy
9 4 (0.32%) ITRS Geneos
9 4 (0.32%) Nagios
10 3 (0.24%) Grafana
11 2 (0.16%) Consul
11 2 (0.16%) Packer
12 1 (0.079%) logstash
12 1 (0.079%) Microsoft Intune
12 1 (0.079%) Pacemaker
12 1 (0.079%) Prometheus
12 1 (0.079%) Rancher
Vendors
1 238 (18.86%) Microsoft
2 42 (3.33%) Xamarin
3 32 (2.54%) Oracle
4 18 (1.43%) Google
5 14 (1.11%) Sitecore
6 12 (0.95%) Cypress Semiconductor
7 9 (0.71%) DevExpress
7 9 (0.71%) SAP
8 7 (0.55%) Atlassian
8 7 (0.55%) Nintex
8 7 (0.55%) Splunk
9 5 (0.40%) Bloomberg
9 5 (0.40%) MuleSoft
9 5 (0.40%) New Relic
10 4 (0.32%) Salesforce.com
11 3 (0.24%) Apple
11 3 (0.24%) Mercator
12 2 (0.16%) Red Hat
13 1 (0.079%) ESRI
13 1 (0.079%) JD Edwards