Period
to 10 December 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 10 December 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
10 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 268 565 863
Rank change year-on-year +297 +298 -
Contract jobs citing .NET Core 1,021 343 25
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.97% 0.33% 0.024%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.80% 1.04% 0.079%
Number of daily rates quoted 837 265 19
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +17.24% -
10th Percentile £350 £315 £295
90th Percentile £588 £588 £469
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £375 £338
% change year-on-year +13.33% +11.11% -
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 36,529 32,985 31,729
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 34.77% 32.19% 30.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 25,809 23,296 21,896
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +3.03%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £300
90th Percentile £638 £625 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +6.25% +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 312 363 364
UK median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.75% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £17.50 £18.00 £14.52
90th Percentile £59.88 £51.94 £51.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £38.63
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.56% +3.00%

.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 10 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 10 December 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 +268 989 £454 +6.82% 539
UK excluding London +203 527 £425 +13.33% 367
London +231 488 £500 +5.26% 207
South East +142 253 £450 +20.00% 97
North of England +54 99 £375 - 128
South West +21 77 £450 +22.03% 20
Yorkshire +31 53 £375 -15.01% 40
Midlands +6 51 £400 +17.65% 57
North West +13 43 £359 -4.33% 74
West Midlands +14 39 £375 -1.32% 28
East of England -13 21 £450 -14.29% 30
East Midlands -7 12 £425 +25.00% 29
Wales - 11 £370 - 16
Scotland -18 10 £363 -9.38% 13
Northern Ireland +32 6 £375 -6.25% 6
North East - 3 £350 - 14

For the 6 months to 10 December 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 1,015 (99.41%) .NET
2 837 (81.98%) C#
3 550 (53.87%) Microsoft Azure
4 534 (52.30%) Agile Software Development
5 437 (42.80%) ASP.NET Web API
6 431 (42.21%) AngularJS
7 391 (38.30%) MVC
8 389 (38.10%) JavaScript
9 379 (37.12%) SQL Server
10 356 (34.87%) TDD
11 344 (33.69%) Microservices
12 343 (33.59%) SQL
13 329 (32.22%) ASP.NET
14 311 (30.46%) .NET Framework
15 236 (23.11%) HTML
16 234 (22.92%) CSS
17 206 (20.18%) Greenfield Project
18 200 (19.59%) Entity Framework
19 196 (19.20%) Amazon AWS
20 186 (18.22%) ASP.NET MVC
21 184 (18.02%) Microsoft
22 179 (17.53%) Docker
23 176 (17.24%) Scrum
24 169 (16.55%) REST
25 166 (16.26%) Git (software)
26 161 (15.77%) DevOps
27 158 (15.48%) Finance
28 157 (15.38%) Angular 2
29 150 (14.69%) BDD
30 147 (14.40%) Kubernetes

.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 61 (5.97%) Elasticsearch
2 25 (2.45%) CMS
3 22 (2.15%) Confluence
4 16 (1.57%) IIS
5 15 (1.47%) Umbraco
6 14 (1.37%) SharePoint
7 13 (1.27%) NServiceBus
8 6 (0.59%) Apache
8 6 (0.59%) Apache Solr
9 5 (0.49%) Apache Spark
9 5 (0.49%) EPiServer
9 5 (0.49%) JBoss
10 4 (0.39%) OpenStack
10 4 (0.39%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 4 (0.39%) Oracle Workflow
10 4 (0.39%) WebLogic
11 1 (0.098%) Alfresco
11 1 (0.098%) BizTalk Server
11 1 (0.098%) Tomcat
11 1 (0.098%) WildFly
Applications
1 6 (0.59%) Chatbot
2 5 (0.49%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.098%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 13 (1.27%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.39%) Payment Gateway
3 2 (0.20%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.098%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.098%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 550 (53.87%) Microsoft Azure
2 196 (19.20%) Amazon AWS
3 72 (7.05%) Serverless
4 40 (3.92%) Google Cloud Platform
5 33 (3.23%) Azure Functions
6 26 (2.55%) PaaS
7 24 (2.35%) SaaS
8 21 (2.06%) GitHub
9 17 (1.67%) AWS Lambda
10 14 (1.37%) IaaS
11 12 (1.18%) Apigee
12 9 (0.88%) npm
13 8 (0.78%) AWS CloudFormation
14 7 (0.69%) Amazon SQS
14 7 (0.69%) Cloud Computing
15 6 (0.59%) Dynamics 365
16 4 (0.39%) Amazon EC2
16 4 (0.39%) Amazon S3
16 4 (0.39%) AWS Fargate
16 4 (0.39%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 35 (3.43%) HTTP
2 12 (1.18%) DNS
3 6 (0.59%) Internet
4 5 (0.49%) Intranet
5 2 (0.20%) Firewall
5 2 (0.20%) VPN
6 1 (0.098%) Broadband
6 1 (0.098%) DKIM
6 1 (0.098%) DMARC
6 1 (0.098%) MQTT
6 1 (0.098%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 379 (37.12%) SQL Server
2 77 (7.54%) Cosmos DB
3 75 (7.35%) Azure SQL Database
3 75 (7.35%) MongoDB
4 73 (7.15%) NoSQL
5 41 (4.02%) Relational Database
6 40 (3.92%) Redis
7 39 (3.82%) PostgreSQL
7 39 (3.82%) SQL Server 2016
8 27 (2.64%) Apache Cassandra
9 26 (2.55%) SQL Server 2012
10 25 (2.45%) Data Lake
11 20 (1.96%) MySQL
12 16 (1.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 14 (1.37%) Big Data
13 14 (1.37%) Power BI
14 12 (1.18%) Amazon RDS
14 12 (1.18%) SQL Server 2008
15 11 (1.08%) CouchDB
16 8 (0.78%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 166 (16.26%) Git (software)
2 116 (11.36%) Octopus Deploy
3 111 (10.87%) Visual Studio
4 107 (10.48%) Visual Studio Team System
5 92 (9.01%) TeamCity
6 68 (6.66%) Selenium
7 62 (6.07%) Team Foundation Server
8 55 (5.39%) Jenkins
8 55 (5.39%) NUnit
9 50 (4.90%) JIRA
10 46 (4.51%) Moq
11 34 (3.33%) MSTest
12 28 (2.74%) SpecFlow
13 21 (2.06%) Bitbucket
14 19 (1.86%) WebDriver
15 18 (1.76%) Jasmine
16 12 (1.18%) Protractor
17 10 (0.98%) Mocha
18 9 (0.88%) Atlassian Bamboo
18 9 (0.88%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 158 (15.48%) Finance
2 37 (3.62%) Banking
3 32 (3.13%) Law
4 30 (2.94%) Retail
5 16 (1.57%) Marketing
6 15 (1.47%) Advertising
7 12 (1.18%) Front Office
8 9 (0.88%) Billing
9 7 (0.69%) Automotive
10 6 (0.59%) Back Office
10 6 (0.59%) Investment Banking
10 6 (0.59%) Publishing
11 5 (0.49%) Legal
11 5 (0.49%) Telecoms
12 2 (0.20%) Retail Finance
13 1 (0.098%) Local Government
13 1 (0.098%) Manufacturing
13 1 (0.098%) Pharmaceutical
13 1 (0.098%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 829 (81.19%) Developer
2 610 (59.75%) .NET Developer
3 278 (27.23%) C# Developer
4 187 (18.32%) C# .NET Developer
5 145 (14.20%) Senior Developer
6 128 (12.54%) Angular Developer
7 112 (10.97%) Full Stack Developer
8 109 (10.68%) Senior .NET Developer
9 93 (9.11%) Azure Developer
10 53 (5.19%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
11 49 (4.80%) Senior C# Developer
12 43 (4.21%) Architect
13 42 (4.11%) React Developer
13 42 (4.11%) Software Developer
14 38 (3.72%) AWS Developer
15 37 (3.62%) ASP.NET Developer
16 36 (3.53%) Lead Developer
17 32 (3.13%) Software Engineer
18 29 (2.84%) JavaScript Developer
18 29 (2.84%) Senior C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,015 (99.41%) .NET
2 437 (42.80%) ASP.NET Web API
3 431 (42.21%) AngularJS
4 329 (32.22%) ASP.NET
5 311 (30.46%) .NET Framework
6 236 (23.11%) HTML
7 234 (22.92%) CSS
8 200 (19.59%) Entity Framework
9 186 (18.22%) ASP.NET MVC
10 169 (16.55%) REST
11 157 (15.38%) Angular 2
12 145 (14.20%) React
13 119 (11.66%) Web Services
14 112 (10.97%) HTML5
15 105 (10.28%) jQuery
16 101 (9.89%) RESTful
17 77 (7.54%) Node.js
18 69 (6.76%) WCF
19 67 (6.56%) Twitter Bootstrap
20 64 (6.27%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 206 (20.18%) Greenfield Project
2 105 (10.28%) Fintech
3 43 (4.21%) User Experience
4 42 (4.11%) Self-Motivation
5 21 (2.06%) Enterprise Software
6 19 (1.86%) Analytical Skills
7 17 (1.67%) Hedge funds
8 11 (1.08%) Algorithms
8 11 (1.08%) iPad
9 10 (0.98%) Cloud Native
10 5 (0.49%) Fixed Income
10 5 (0.49%) Hybrid Cloud
10 5 (0.49%) Mobile App
10 5 (0.49%) NHS
10 5 (0.49%) Tandem
11 4 (0.39%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 4 (0.39%) Grid Computing
12 3 (0.29%) Management Information System
12 3 (0.29%) N-Tier
13 2 (0.20%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 48 (4.70%) Windows
2 28 (2.74%) Linux
3 11 (1.08%) Windows Server
4 10 (0.98%) Unix
5 5 (0.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (0.39%) CentOS
7 3 (0.29%) Android
7 3 (0.29%) Apple iOS
8 2 (0.20%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.098%) Debian
9 1 (0.098%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 534 (52.30%) Agile Software Development
2 391 (38.30%) MVC
3 356 (34.87%) TDD
4 344 (33.69%) Microservices
5 176 (17.24%) Scrum
6 161 (15.77%) DevOps
7 150 (14.69%) BDD
8 114 (11.17%) E-Commerce
8 114 (11.17%) Test Automation
9 108 (10.58%) Continuous Integration
10 105 (10.28%) Web Development
11 101 (9.89%) Unit Testing
12 98 (9.60%) SOLID
13 95 (9.30%) OO
14 82 (8.03%) SDLC
15 79 (7.74%) Software Engineering
16 48 (4.70%) Continuous Delivery
17 47 (4.60%) API Development
18 46 (4.51%) Problem-Solving
19 43 (4.21%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 837 (81.98%) C#
2 389 (38.10%) JavaScript
3 343 (33.59%) SQL
4 95 (9.30%) TypeScript
5 51 (5.00%) PowerShell
6 50 (4.90%) T-SQL
7 37 (3.62%) Java
8 32 (3.13%) Python
9 25 (2.45%) C
10 20 (1.96%) VB.NET
11 12 (1.18%) F#
12 11 (1.08%) ES6
12 11 (1.08%) Go
12 11 (1.08%) Scala
13 6 (0.59%) PL/SQL
14 5 (0.49%) Shell Script
15 4 (0.39%) PHP
15 4 (0.39%) U-SQL
16 3 (0.29%) Bash Shell
16 3 (0.29%) C++
Qualifications
1 29 (2.84%) Degree
2 9 (0.88%) Computer Science Degree
2 9 (0.88%) SC Cleared
2 9 (0.88%) Security Cleared
3 3 (0.29%) MCITP
3 3 (0.29%) MCSE
3 3 (0.29%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (0.20%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (0.098%) CTC Cleared
5 1 (0.098%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.098%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (2.35%) QA
2 3 (0.29%) WCAG
3 2 (0.20%) PSD2
4 1 (0.098%) GDPR
4 1 (0.098%) HL7
4 1 (0.098%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 179 (17.53%) Docker
2 10 (0.98%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.098%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 147 (14.40%) Kubernetes
2 28 (2.74%) Ansible
3 19 (1.86%) Puppet
4 18 (1.76%) Opscode Chef
5 12 (1.18%) Terraform
6 10 (0.98%) Kibana
7 4 (0.39%) NetBackup
7 4 (0.39%) Single Sign-On
7 4 (0.39%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 3 (0.29%) Grafana
9 2 (0.20%) Packer
9 2 (0.20%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 1 (0.098%) Consul
Vendors
1 184 (18.02%) Microsoft
2 38 (3.72%) Oracle
3 24 (2.35%) Atlassian
4 20 (1.96%) Google
5 7 (0.69%) Xamarin
6 6 (0.59%) Sitecore
6 6 (0.59%) Veracode
7 5 (0.49%) Apple
7 5 (0.49%) SendGrid
7 5 (0.49%) Tableau
8 4 (0.39%) Cypress Semiconductor
8 4 (0.39%) IBM
8 4 (0.39%) Isilon
8 4 (0.39%) MuleSoft
8 4 (0.39%) NetApp
8 4 (0.39%) RedGate
8 4 (0.39%) webMethods
9 3 (0.29%) SAP
9 3 (0.29%) Splunk
10 2 (0.20%) Siebel