Period
to 3 June 2020

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 3 June 2020 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
3 Jun 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 175 222 385
Rank change year-on-year +47 +163 +357
Contract jobs citing .NET Core 678 1,139 648
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 1.50% 1.27% 0.64%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 4.94% 3.88% 1.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 506 934 504
Median daily rate £475 £475 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +11.76% +6.25%
10th Percentile £348 £350 £338
90th Percentile £675 £650 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £449 £400
% change year-on-year -10.83% +12.15% +10.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Median hourly rate £19.00 £35.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -45.71% - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 - -

.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 13,732 29,342 33,285
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 30.38% 32.63% 32.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,260 20,509 23,396
Median daily rate £500 £490 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.04% +3.16% +8.57%
10th Percentile £330 £331 £313
90th Percentile £675 £648 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £445 £413
% change year-on-year +1.12% +7.88% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 204 308 340
Median hourly rate £35.00 £42.50 £42.27
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.65% +0.56% +4.36%
10th Percentile £22.21 £18.09 £16.93
90th Percentile £63.00 £60.23 £65.23
Median hourly rate £35.00 £42.50 £40.75
% change year-on-year -17.65% +4.29% +1.88%

.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 3 June 2020.

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 18 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 3 June 2020. 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 +36 618 £475 - 460
London +84 354 £538 +2.38% 131
UK excluding London +22 317 £400 -10.83% 365
North of England +31 72 £394 -4.55% 126
South East -21 60 £425 -5.56% 93
South West +23 57 £400 -20.00% 29
Scotland +62 45 £425 +6.25% 22
Midlands +21 37 £388 +1.97% 54
East of England +75 35 £425 -5.56% 27
Yorkshire +58 33 £375 +1.35% 32
North West +25 32 £400 - 78
Work from Home +3 26 £444 -19.32% 64
East Midlands +17 19 £323 -15.13% 24
West Midlands +25 18 £450 +16.13% 30
Wales +35 11 £450 -5.26% 9
North East +14 7 £375 -16.67% 16
Northern Ireland +18 1 - - 5
Channel Islands - 1 £425 -

For the 6 months to 3 June 2020, 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.

1 675 (99.56%) .NET
2 559 (82.45%) C#
3 425 (62.68%) Azure
4 294 (43.36%) AngularJS
5 284 (41.89%) Agile Software Development
6 280 (41.30%) JavaScript
7 246 (36.28%) SQL Server
8 224 (33.04%) SQL
8 224 (33.04%) Microservices
9 206 (30.38%) React
10 196 (28.91%) ASP.NET
11 162 (23.89%) MVC
12 161 (23.75%) DevOps
13 158 (23.30%) Finance
14 157 (23.16%) AWS
15 151 (22.27%) .NET Framework
16 130 (19.17%) Microsoft
17 127 (18.73%) Scrum
18 118 (17.40%) TDD
19 116 (17.11%) ASP.NET Web API
20 108 (15.93%) Docker
21 106 (15.63%) Web Services
22 104 (15.34%) Entity Framework
23 98 (14.45%) Software Engineering
24 93 (13.72%) CSS
24 93 (13.72%) Kubernetes
25 90 (13.27%) Git (software)
26 87 (12.83%) Front Office
27 84 (12.39%) HTML
28 80 (11.80%) TypeScript

.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 19 (2.80%) Elasticsearch
2 11 (1.62%) Apache Solr
2 11 (1.62%) IIS
2 11 (1.62%) SharePoint
3 7 (1.03%) Confluence
4 6 (0.88%) Umbraco
5 5 (0.74%) CMS
6 4 (0.59%) Apache
7 3 (0.44%) ArcGIS
7 3 (0.44%) NServiceBus
7 3 (0.44%) SharePoint 2010
8 2 (0.29%) BizTalk Server
8 2 (0.29%) nginx
9 1 (0.15%) Apache Spark
9 1 (0.15%) EPiServer
9 1 (0.15%) Ethereum
9 1 (0.15%) Kentico
9 1 (0.15%) Sitecore CMS
9 1 (0.15%) Sitefinity
9 1 (0.15%) Sonic ESB
Applications
1 11 (1.62%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (0.44%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 6 (0.88%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.15%) FINCAD Analytics
Cloud Services
1 425 (62.68%) Azure
2 157 (23.16%) AWS
3 38 (5.60%) Serverless
4 29 (4.28%) PaaS
5 27 (3.98%) SaaS
6 20 (2.95%) GitHub
7 18 (2.65%) Azure Active Directory
8 17 (2.51%) Azure Functions
8 17 (2.51%) Logic Apps
8 17 (2.51%) npm
9 16 (2.36%) Power Platform
10 14 (2.06%) AWS Lambda
11 12 (1.77%) IaaS
12 10 (1.47%) GCP
13 8 (1.18%) NuGet
14 6 (0.88%) Amazon SQS
15 5 (0.74%) PowerApps
16 4 (0.59%) Amazon S3
17 3 (0.44%) Cloud Computing
17 3 (0.44%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (1.03%) Internet
2 2 (0.29%) RTSP
3 1 (0.15%) DNS
3 1 (0.15%) Firewall
3 1 (0.15%) HTTP
3 1 (0.15%) IPFS
3 1 (0.15%) Network Security
3 1 (0.15%) Reverse Proxy
3 1 (0.15%) Skype
3 1 (0.15%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.15%) VPN
3 1 (0.15%) WEP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 246 (36.28%) SQL Server
2 66 (9.73%) Azure SQL Database
3 65 (9.59%) MongoDB
4 47 (6.93%) MySQL
5 39 (5.75%) Redis
6 37 (5.46%) NoSQL
7 33 (4.87%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 32 (4.72%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 23 (3.39%) Cosmos DB
10 20 (2.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 17 (2.51%) Triplestore
12 13 (1.92%) SQL Server 2019
13 12 (1.77%) PostgreSQL
14 10 (1.47%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 10 (1.47%) Power BI
15 9 (1.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 8 (1.18%) SQL Server 2008
16 8 (1.18%) SQL Server 2017
17 7 (1.03%) Relational Database
18 5 (0.74%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 90 (13.27%) Git (software)
2 63 (9.29%) Octopus Deploy
3 57 (8.41%) TeamCity
4 31 (4.57%) Visual Studio
5 28 (4.13%) JIRA
6 22 (3.24%) MSBuild
7 21 (3.10%) Selenium
8 19 (2.80%) Team Foundation Server
9 18 (2.65%) SpecFlow
9 18 (2.65%) Visual Studio Team System
10 16 (2.36%) Cypress.io
11 13 (1.92%) webpack
12 12 (1.77%) Jenkins
13 11 (1.62%) Subversion
14 9 (1.33%) Bitbucket
15 8 (1.18%) NUnit
16 7 (1.03%) Moq
16 7 (1.03%) Postman
16 7 (1.03%) SoapUI
17 6 (0.88%) gulp
General
1 158 (23.30%) Finance
2 87 (12.83%) Front Office
3 42 (6.19%) Public Sector
4 27 (3.98%) Banking
5 19 (2.80%) Law
6 18 (2.65%) Publishing
7 13 (1.92%) Retail
8 7 (1.03%) Back Office
8 7 (1.03%) Financial Institution
9 5 (0.74%) Investment Banking
10 2 (0.29%) Games
10 2 (0.29%) German Language
10 2 (0.29%) Multimedia
11 1 (0.15%) Advertising
11 1 (0.15%) Legal
11 1 (0.15%) Local Government
11 1 (0.15%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.15%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 514 (75.81%) Developer
2 363 (53.54%) .NET Developer
3 145 (21.39%) C# Developer
4 90 (13.27%) C# .NET Developer
5 75 (11.06%) Full Stack Developer
6 59 (8.70%) Senior Developer
7 51 (7.52%) Angular Developer
8 45 (6.64%) Software Engineer
9 40 (5.90%) Azure Developer
10 39 (5.75%) React Developer
11 37 (5.46%) Senior .NET Developer
12 32 (4.72%) .NET Software Engineer
13 30 (4.42%) AWS Developer
14 29 (4.28%) .NET Software Developer
15 24 (3.54%) AWS Engineer
16 23 (3.39%) Software Developer
17 22 (3.24%) Developer/Software Engineer
18 21 (3.10%) JavaScript Developer
19 19 (2.80%) AWS Software Engineer
20 18 (2.65%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 675 (99.56%) .NET
2 294 (43.36%) AngularJS
3 206 (30.38%) React
4 196 (28.91%) ASP.NET
5 151 (22.27%) .NET Framework
6 116 (17.11%) ASP.NET Web API
7 106 (15.63%) Web Services
8 104 (15.34%) Entity Framework
9 93 (13.72%) CSS
10 84 (12.39%) HTML
11 63 (9.29%) Node.js
12 57 (8.41%) ASP.NET MVC
13 56 (8.26%) Vue.js
14 46 (6.78%) ASP.NET Core
15 45 (6.64%) Angular 2
16 40 (5.90%) jQuery
17 39 (5.75%) REST
18 36 (5.31%) RESTful
19 33 (4.87%) WCF
20 31 (4.57%) Redux
Miscellaneous
1 68 (10.03%) Greenfield Project
2 40 (5.90%) Derivative
3 31 (4.57%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 27 (3.98%) Fixed Income
5 26 (3.83%) Hedge funds
6 23 (3.39%) Equities
7 14 (2.06%) Analytical Skills
7 14 (2.06%) Taxonomies
8 13 (1.92%) Cloud Native
9 9 (1.33%) Algorithms
9 9 (1.33%) Enterprise Software
10 8 (1.18%) Data Structures
10 8 (1.18%) Mobile App
10 8 (1.18%) Self-Motivation
10 8 (1.18%) User Experience
11 7 (1.03%) Hybrid Cloud
12 6 (0.88%) Mobile Payment
13 4 (0.59%) N-Tier
13 4 (0.59%) Private Cloud
14 3 (0.44%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 18 (2.65%) Linux
2 15 (2.21%) Windows
3 3 (0.44%) Mac OS
3 3 (0.44%) Windows Server
4 2 (0.29%) VMS
5 1 (0.15%) Android
5 1 (0.15%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.15%) OS/390
5 1 (0.15%) OS/400
5 1 (0.15%) Unix
5 1 (0.15%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 284 (41.89%) Agile Software Development
2 224 (33.04%) Microservices
3 162 (23.89%) MVC
4 161 (23.75%) DevOps
5 127 (18.73%) Scrum
6 118 (17.40%) TDD
7 98 (14.45%) Software Engineering
8 70 (10.32%) Fintech
9 60 (8.85%) BDD
10 49 (7.23%) Asset Management
11 40 (5.90%) CQRS
12 38 (5.60%) Machine Learning
12 38 (5.60%) Migration
13 36 (5.31%) Artificial Intelligence
13 36 (5.31%) Fund Management
13 36 (5.31%) Kanban
14 35 (5.16%) Deep Learning
14 35 (5.16%) Unit Testing
15 34 (5.01%) Web Development
16 32 (4.72%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 559 (82.45%) C#
2 280 (41.30%) JavaScript
3 224 (33.04%) SQL
4 80 (11.80%) TypeScript
5 44 (6.49%) T-SQL
6 36 (5.31%) F#
7 30 (4.42%) PowerShell
8 27 (3.98%) Python
9 26 (3.83%) Java
10 16 (2.36%) C
11 12 (1.77%) SPARQL
12 11 (1.62%) SHACL
13 7 (1.03%) VBA
14 6 (0.88%) C++
15 5 (0.74%) Kotlin
16 4 (0.59%) VB.NET
17 3 (0.44%) ES6
17 3 (0.44%) PHP
17 3 (0.44%) PL/SQL
18 2 (0.29%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 20 (2.95%) Degree
2 12 (1.77%) Computer Science Degree
3 4 (0.59%) PhD
4 3 (0.44%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (0.44%) SC Cleared
4 3 (0.44%) Security Cleared
5 2 (0.29%) Master's Degree
6 1 (0.15%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (1.03%) QA
2 1 (0.15%) GDPR
2 1 (0.15%) WCAG
System Software
1 108 (15.93%) Docker
2 7 (1.03%) Active Directory
3 5 (0.74%) VirtualBox
4 3 (0.44%) LXC
5 2 (0.29%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.15%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 93 (13.72%) Kubernetes
2 11 (1.62%) Terraform
3 6 (0.88%) MIIS
4 4 (0.59%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (0.44%) Puppet
6 2 (0.29%) Ansible
6 2 (0.29%) Single Sign-On
7 1 (0.15%) Data Guard
7 1 (0.15%) HAProxy
7 1 (0.15%) Kibana
Vendors
1 130 (19.17%) Microsoft
2 11 (1.62%) Oracle
3 9 (1.33%) Google
3 9 (1.33%) Xamarin
4 8 (1.18%) DevExpress
5 7 (1.03%) Atlassian
6 6 (0.88%) Tableau
7 3 (0.44%) ESRI
7 3 (0.44%) Telerik
8 2 (0.29%) GrapeCity
8 2 (0.29%) IBM
8 2 (0.29%) Sitecore
9 1 (0.15%) Dynatrace
9 1 (0.15%) F5
9 1 (0.15%) Facebook
9 1 (0.15%) MEDITECH
9 1 (0.15%) Nintex
9 1 (0.15%) RedGate
9 1 (0.15%) ServiceNow
9 1 (0.15%) YouTube