Period
to 13 April 2021

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 13 April 2021 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
13 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 145 200 237
Rank change year-on-year +55 +37 +208
Contract jobs citing .NET Core 909 809 1,103
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 1.73% 1.35% 1.14%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 5.71% 4.49% 3.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 744 594 883
10th Percentile £336 £350 £350
25th Percentile £400 £400 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £475 £450 £475
Median % change year-on-year +5.56% -5.26% +5.56%
75th Percentile £575 £556 £566
90th Percentile £650 £650 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £414 £413 £450
% change year-on-year +0.30% -8.33% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Median hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 -
Median % change year-on-year +7.69% - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £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 15,909 18,008 31,746
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 30.31% 30.06% 32.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 11,368 12,680 22,717
10th Percentile £325 £331 £325
25th Percentile £405 £410 £400
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £500 £488
Median % change year-on-year - +2.56% +2.63%
75th Percentile £588 £580 £575
90th Percentile £675 £663 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £450 £438
% change year-on-year -5.56% +2.86% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 185 169 279
10th Percentile £23.70 £18.79 £17.90
25th Percentile £33.75 £30.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate £45.00 £46.00 £43.50
Median % change year-on-year -2.17% +5.75% +7.41%
75th Percentile £57.50 £53.75 £52.50
90th Percentile £65.00 £70.75 £60.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £43.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year +3.45% +2.35% +3.66%

.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 13 April 2021.

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
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 13 April 2021. 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 +49 763 £500 +5.26% 969
London +54 508 £525 - 302
UK excluding London +25 275 £414 +0.30% 739
Work from Home -57 229 £450 - 242
South East +44 69 £450 +5.88% 173
North of England +16 60 £400 - 225
Midlands +30 53 £365 -3.95% 130
Scotland +5 51 £413 -2.94% 35
North West +14 34 £388 - 131
West Midlands +33 29 £388 - 72
South West +22 26 £450 +7.46% 81
East Midlands +20 24 £356 -0.70% 57
Yorkshire +9 18 £425 +6.25% 73
East of England +15 11 £425 -1.45% 58
North East +29 8 £458 +7.65% 21
Wales +13 5 £400 +6.67% 26

For the 6 months to 13 April 2021, 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.

1 907 (99.78%) .NET
2 691 (76.02%) C#
3 557 (61.28%) Azure
4 328 (36.08%) Agile Software Development
5 307 (33.77%) SQL
6 306 (33.66%) Microservices
7 254 (27.94%) JavaScript
8 252 (27.72%) DevOps
9 228 (25.08%) AngularJS
10 227 (24.97%) SQL Server
11 209 (22.99%) ASP.NET
12 199 (21.89%) TDD
13 181 (19.91%) .NET Framework
13 181 (19.91%) Kubernetes
14 179 (19.69%) ASP.NET Web API
15 174 (19.14%) React
16 165 (18.15%) Finance
17 162 (17.82%) Software Engineering
17 162 (17.82%) Microsoft
18 155 (17.05%) Docker
19 150 (16.50%) Greenfield Project
20 147 (16.17%) MVC
21 145 (15.95%) HTML
22 143 (15.73%) CSS
22 143 (15.73%) AWS
23 99 (10.89%) Terraform
24 98 (10.78%) TypeScript
25 92 (10.12%) Git (software)
26 88 (9.68%) Azure SQL Database
27 87 (9.57%) Fintech

.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 24 (2.64%) IIS
2 17 (1.87%) Elasticsearch
3 13 (1.43%) SharePoint
4 11 (1.21%) BizTalk Server
4 11 (1.21%) NServiceBus
5 8 (0.88%) Umbraco
6 7 (0.77%) CMS
7 6 (0.66%) Confluence
8 5 (0.55%) EPiServer
9 4 (0.44%) ColdFusion
10 3 (0.33%) nginx
11 2 (0.22%) Apache
11 2 (0.22%) Drupal
11 2 (0.22%) Oracle Workflow
11 2 (0.22%) Sitecore CMS
11 2 (0.22%) Tomcat
12 1 (0.11%) Apache Spark
12 1 (0.11%) SAS
Applications
1 4 (0.44%) MS Visio
2 2 (0.22%) Chatbot
2 2 (0.22%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.11%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 6 (0.66%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.22%) Unit4 Business World
3 1 (0.11%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.11%) Markit EDM
3 1 (0.11%) Oracle Utilities
3 1 (0.11%) Sentinel
3 1 (0.11%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 557 (61.28%) Azure
2 143 (15.73%) AWS
3 76 (8.36%) PaaS
4 69 (7.59%) Serverless
5 55 (6.05%) Azure Functions
6 40 (4.40%) GCP
7 32 (3.52%) SaaS
8 31 (3.41%) IaaS
9 30 (3.30%) Logic Apps
10 29 (3.19%) Azure Active Directory
11 23 (2.53%) GitHub
12 21 (2.31%) AWS CloudFormation
13 19 (2.09%) Cloud Computing
14 18 (1.98%) NuGet
15 17 (1.87%) AWS Lambda
16 16 (1.76%) Power Platform
17 12 (1.32%) Datadog
18 9 (0.99%) Dynamics 365
19 8 (0.88%) PowerApps
20 7 (0.77%) Azure Stack
Communications & Networking
1 8 (0.88%) Firewall
2 4 (0.44%) HTTP
3 3 (0.33%) DNS
3 3 (0.33%) Internet
4 2 (0.22%) LAN
4 2 (0.22%) Reverse Proxy
4 2 (0.22%) Skype
4 2 (0.22%) SSL
4 2 (0.22%) TCP/IP
4 2 (0.22%) VPN
4 2 (0.22%) WAN
4 2 (0.22%) Wireshark
5 1 (0.11%) AMQP
5 1 (0.11%) HTTPS
5 1 (0.11%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 227 (24.97%) SQL Server
2 88 (9.68%) Azure SQL Database
3 58 (6.38%) NoSQL
4 47 (5.17%) Cosmos DB
5 44 (4.84%) MongoDB
6 27 (2.97%) PostgreSQL
7 23 (2.53%) Relational Database
8 20 (2.20%) Redis
9 18 (1.98%) MySQL
10 16 (1.76%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 13 (1.43%) Power BI
12 10 (1.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 9 (0.99%) Event Store
14 6 (0.66%) Couchbase
14 6 (0.66%) SQL Server 2019
15 5 (0.55%) Apache Cassandra
15 5 (0.55%) SQL Server 2016
16 4 (0.44%) Big Data
16 4 (0.44%) Data Warehouse
16 4 (0.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 92 (10.12%) Git (software)
2 52 (5.72%) TeamCity
3 46 (5.06%) Visual Studio
4 30 (3.30%) JIRA
5 29 (3.19%) NUnit
6 27 (2.97%) Octopus Deploy
6 27 (2.97%) SpecFlow
7 26 (2.86%) Selenium
8 24 (2.64%) Subversion
9 16 (1.76%) Moq
10 14 (1.54%) Jenkins
10 14 (1.54%) SonarQube
10 14 (1.54%) Visual Studio Team System
11 13 (1.43%) JMeter
11 13 (1.43%) Postman
12 12 (1.32%) Team Foundation Server
13 11 (1.21%) Cypress.io
14 10 (1.10%) Jasmine
15 8 (0.88%) Karma Test Runner
16 7 (0.77%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 165 (18.15%) Finance
2 73 (8.03%) Banking
3 49 (5.39%) Front Office
4 45 (4.95%) Public Sector
5 42 (4.62%) Investment Banking
6 17 (1.87%) Telecoms
7 15 (1.65%) Manufacturing
7 15 (1.65%) Marketing
7 15 (1.65%) Retail
8 13 (1.43%) Electronics
9 8 (0.88%) Law
10 7 (0.77%) Pharmaceutical
11 4 (0.44%) Back Office
11 4 (0.44%) Legal
12 2 (0.22%) Advertising
12 2 (0.22%) Automotive
12 2 (0.22%) Games
12 2 (0.22%) Publishing
13 1 (0.11%) Local Government
13 1 (0.11%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 652 (71.73%) Developer
2 440 (48.40%) .NET Developer
3 203 (22.33%) C# Developer
4 108 (11.88%) C# .NET Developer
4 108 (11.88%) Full Stack Developer
5 79 (8.69%) Senior Developer
6 74 (8.14%) Azure Developer
7 71 (7.81%) Software Engineer
8 53 (5.83%) Senior .NET Developer
9 45 (4.95%) React Developer
10 44 (4.84%) .NET Software Engineer
11 40 (4.40%) Architect
12 38 (4.18%) Angular Developer
13 30 (3.30%) Quantitative Developer
14 29 (3.19%) .NET Software Developer
14 29 (3.19%) C# Quant Developer
14 29 (3.19%) Software Developer
15 28 (3.08%) AWS Developer
16 25 (2.75%) Azure Engineer
17 23 (2.53%) C# Developer - Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 907 (99.78%) .NET
2 228 (25.08%) AngularJS
3 209 (22.99%) ASP.NET
4 181 (19.91%) .NET Framework
5 179 (19.69%) ASP.NET Web API
6 174 (19.14%) React
7 145 (15.95%) HTML
8 143 (15.73%) CSS
9 86 (9.46%) ASP.NET Core
10 82 (9.02%) RESTful
11 81 (8.91%) REST
12 69 (7.59%) HTML5
13 67 (7.37%) Entity Framework
14 63 (6.93%) ASP.NET MVC
15 60 (6.60%) Web Services
16 59 (6.49%) Vue.js
17 56 (6.16%) Node.js
18 48 (5.28%) RabbitMQ
19 45 (4.95%) jQuery
20 43 (4.73%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 150 (16.50%) Greenfield Project
2 52 (5.72%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 36 (3.96%) Hedge funds
4 32 (3.52%) Algorithms
5 31 (3.41%) Cloud Native
5 31 (3.41%) Data Structures
5 31 (3.41%) Fixed Income
6 28 (3.08%) Enterprise Software
7 23 (2.53%) Derivative
8 22 (2.42%) User Experience
9 21 (2.31%) Analytical Skills
9 21 (2.31%) Mobile App
10 16 (1.76%) N-Tier
11 15 (1.65%) Equities
12 9 (0.99%) NHS
13 8 (0.88%) Virtual Team
14 6 (0.66%) Hybrid Cloud
14 6 (0.66%) Public Cloud
15 5 (0.55%) Self-Motivation
15 5 (0.55%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 55 (6.05%) Windows
2 53 (5.83%) Linux
3 10 (1.10%) Unix
4 8 (0.88%) Android
4 8 (0.88%) Apple iOS
5 3 (0.33%) CentOS
5 3 (0.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (0.33%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.11%) SUSE
6 1 (0.11%) VMS
6 1 (0.11%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 328 (36.08%) Agile Software Development
2 306 (33.66%) Microservices
3 252 (27.72%) DevOps
4 199 (21.89%) TDD
5 162 (17.82%) Software Engineering
6 147 (16.17%) MVC
7 87 (9.57%) Fintech
8 85 (9.35%) BDD
9 75 (8.25%) Continuous Integration
10 69 (7.59%) Scrum
11 68 (7.48%) Unit Testing
12 64 (7.04%) Test Automation
13 56 (6.16%) SDLC
13 56 (6.16%) SOLID
14 55 (6.05%) Problem-Solving
15 47 (5.17%) E-Commerce
16 44 (4.84%) SOA
17 42 (4.62%) Web Development
18 40 (4.40%) Front End Development
19 37 (4.07%) OO
Programming Languages
1 691 (76.02%) C#
2 307 (33.77%) SQL
3 254 (27.94%) JavaScript
4 98 (10.78%) TypeScript
5 78 (8.58%) Python
6 60 (6.60%) C++
6 60 (6.60%) PL/SQL
7 49 (5.39%) PowerShell
8 41 (4.51%) T-SQL
9 34 (3.74%) Go
10 28 (3.08%) Java
11 11 (1.21%) C
12 9 (0.99%) VB.NET
13 8 (0.88%) Bash Shell
13 8 (0.88%) ES6
14 7 (0.77%) Kotlin
15 5 (0.55%) PHP
16 4 (0.44%) Ada
17 3 (0.33%) Ruby
17 3 (0.33%) Scala
Qualifications
1 37 (4.07%) Degree
2 21 (2.31%) Security Cleared
3 13 (1.43%) SC Cleared
4 8 (0.88%) Computer Science Degree
5 2 (0.22%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (0.22%) DV Cleared
5 2 (0.22%) Master's Degree
5 2 (0.22%) PhD
6 1 (0.11%) AWS Certification
6 1 (0.11%) BC Cleared
6 1 (0.11%) CISA
6 1 (0.11%) CISM
6 1 (0.11%) CISSP
6 1 (0.11%) CREST Certified
6 1 (0.11%) ISSAP
6 1 (0.11%) ISSEP
6 1 (0.11%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (2.75%) QA
2 5 (0.55%) GDPR
2 5 (0.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (0.44%) WCAG
4 2 (0.22%) HL7
5 1 (0.11%) COBIT
5 1 (0.11%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.11%) Government Security Classifications
5 1 (0.11%) NIST
System Software
1 155 (17.05%) Docker
2 27 (2.97%) Active Directory
3 9 (0.99%) Virtual Machines
4 3 (0.33%) LXC
5 1 (0.11%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 181 (19.91%) Kubernetes
2 99 (10.89%) Terraform
3 20 (2.20%) Ansible
4 8 (0.88%) Istio
5 6 (0.66%) MIIS
5 6 (0.66%) Puppet
6 5 (0.55%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
7 3 (0.33%) Grafana
7 3 (0.33%) Opscode Chef
7 3 (0.33%) Prometheus
8 2 (0.22%) Packer
9 1 (0.11%) Consul
9 1 (0.11%) Data Guard
9 1 (0.11%) Icinga
9 1 (0.11%) Rancher
9 1 (0.11%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 162 (17.82%) Microsoft
2 84 (9.24%) Oracle
3 33 (3.63%) Google
4 14 (1.54%) SAP
5 12 (1.32%) DevExpress
5 12 (1.32%) Xamarin
6 11 (1.21%) MuleSoft
7 10 (1.10%) Atlassian
8 9 (0.99%) New Relic
8 9 (0.99%) TIBCO
9 8 (0.88%) MEDITECH
9 8 (0.88%) VMware
10 5 (0.55%) Apple
10 5 (0.55%) Facebook
10 5 (0.55%) Sony
10 5 (0.55%) Telerik
10 5 (0.55%) Yahoo!
11 4 (0.44%) Dell
11 4 (0.44%) Sitecore
12 3 (0.33%) ION Trading