Period
to 15 January 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 15 January 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
15 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 516 818 -
Rank change year-on-year +302 - -
Contract jobs citing .NET Core 371 40 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.37% 0.042% -
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.17% 0.13% -
Number of daily rates quoted 277 30 0
UK median daily rate £425 £363 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.24% - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £344 -
% change year-on-year +16.36% - -
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 31,700 29,663 30,932
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 31.89% 30.96% 28.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 22,624 20,491 21,327
UK median daily rate £463 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.82% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £278
90th Percentile £625 £588 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £395 £375
% change year-on-year +1.27% +5.33% +4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 324 331 562
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £18.15 £14.56 £15.04
90th Percentile £52.50 £52.00 £55.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.50 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +8.00% - +8.70%

.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 15 January 2018.

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 15 January 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 +285 359 £426 +17.59% 155
UK excluding London +181 197 £400 +16.36% 105
London +137 172 £475 +2.70% 61
South East +40 59 £375 +1.69% 21
Midlands +47 38 £375 +3.45% 18
North of England +66 35 £375 +15.38% 28
South West +28 33 £400 +18.52% 16
East Midlands +27 31 £340 -6.21% 15
East of England - 31 £525 - 11
North West +30 22 £375 +29.31% 15
Yorkshire +20 13 £475 +46.15% 13
Scotland -9 9 £400 +20.75% 8
West Midlands +14 7 £400 - 3
Northern Ireland - 1 £400 - 1

For the 6 months to 15 January 2018, 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.

1 366 (98.65%) .NET
2 295 (79.51%) C#
3 255 (68.73%) Agile Software Development
4 199 (53.64%) MVC
5 184 (49.60%) TDD
6 170 (45.82%) JavaScript
6 170 (45.82%) ASP.NET
7 163 (43.94%) ASP.NET Web API
8 143 (38.54%) AngularJS
9 133 (35.85%) SQL Server
10 129 (34.77%) Microservices
11 121 (32.61%) Microsoft Azure
12 102 (27.49%) BDD
13 100 (26.95%) CSS
14 97 (26.15%) Amazon AWS
15 95 (25.61%) SQL
16 92 (24.80%) HTML
17 81 (21.83%) ASP.NET MVC
18 80 (21.56%) React
19 79 (21.29%) .NET Framework
20 76 (20.49%) REST
21 70 (18.87%) Docker
21 70 (18.87%) Web Services
22 69 (18.60%) NoSQL
23 66 (17.79%) Scrum
23 66 (17.79%) jQuery
24 65 (17.52%) DevOps
25 63 (16.98%) Unit Testing
26 62 (16.71%) RESTful
26 62 (16.71%) Microsoft

.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 (8.09%) IIS
2 24 (6.47%) Elasticsearch
3 12 (3.23%) CMS
3 12 (3.23%) Confluence
4 5 (1.35%) BizTalk Server
5 4 (1.08%) SharePoint
6 3 (0.81%) NServiceBus
7 2 (0.54%) MQSeries
7 2 (0.54%) Umbraco
8 1 (0.27%) EPiServer
8 1 (0.27%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.27%) Sitecore CMS
8 1 (0.27%) WebSphere
Applications
1 4 (1.08%) Microsoft Office
1 4 (1.08%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (1.35%) SunGard GMI
Cloud Services
1 121 (32.61%) Microsoft Azure
2 97 (26.15%) Amazon AWS
3 38 (10.24%) PaaS
4 20 (5.39%) Google Analytics
5 17 (4.58%) IaaS
5 17 (4.58%) Serverless
6 11 (2.96%) AWS Lambda
7 10 (2.70%) npm
8 8 (2.16%) Algolia
9 7 (1.89%) Amazon EC2
9 7 (1.89%) Amazon ELB
9 7 (1.89%) Google Cloud Platform
10 5 (1.35%) SaaS
10 5 (1.35%) Yarn
11 3 (0.81%) AWS CloudFormation
11 3 (0.81%) Cloud Computing
12 2 (0.54%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 2 (0.54%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 9 (2.43%) SMTP
2 8 (2.16%) Firewall
2 8 (2.16%) TCP/IP
3 7 (1.89%) SMS
4 6 (1.62%) Intranet
5 3 (0.81%) CTI
5 3 (0.81%) FTP
5 3 (0.81%) Internet
6 2 (0.54%) DNS
7 1 (0.27%) AMQP
7 1 (0.27%) Kerberos
7 1 (0.27%) Tactical Data Link
Database & Business Intelligence
1 133 (35.85%) SQL Server
2 69 (18.60%) NoSQL
3 39 (10.51%) MongoDB
4 14 (3.77%) Apache Cassandra
5 12 (3.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 12 (3.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 11 (2.96%) Redis
7 9 (2.43%) Neo4j
7 9 (2.43%) SQL Server 2016
8 8 (2.16%) SQL Server 2008
9 7 (1.89%) Amazon RDS
9 7 (1.89%) Hadoop
9 7 (1.89%) MySQL
9 7 (1.89%) PostgreSQL
10 6 (1.62%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 6 (1.62%) Azure SQL Database
10 6 (1.62%) Big Data
11 5 (1.35%) SQL Server 2012
12 4 (1.08%) InterSystems Cache
12 4 (1.08%) NewSQL
Development Applications
1 51 (13.75%) Visual Studio
2 47 (12.67%) TeamCity
3 41 (11.05%) Octopus Deploy
4 33 (8.89%) Git (software)
5 29 (7.82%) NUnit
6 28 (7.55%) Team Foundation Server
7 18 (4.85%) JIRA
8 15 (4.04%) NuGet
8 15 (4.04%) Visual Studio Team System
9 11 (2.96%) Selenium
10 9 (2.43%) SpecFlow
11 8 (2.16%) Eclipse
11 8 (2.16%) Maven
12 7 (1.89%) dotCover
12 7 (1.89%) gulp
12 7 (1.89%) NDepend
13 6 (1.62%) Jenkins
13 6 (1.62%) webpack
14 5 (1.35%) Bower
14 5 (1.35%) WebDriver
General
1 32 (8.63%) Finance
2 27 (7.28%) Marketing
3 23 (6.20%) Retail
4 21 (5.66%) Advertising
4 21 (5.66%) Banking
5 6 (1.62%) Back Office
5 6 (1.62%) Law
6 5 (1.35%) Front Office
6 5 (1.35%) Publishing
6 5 (1.35%) Telecoms
7 4 (1.08%) Electronics
7 4 (1.08%) Manufacturing
8 3 (0.81%) Games
8 3 (0.81%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.27%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.27%) International Banking
9 1 (0.27%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 301 (81.13%) Developer
2 209 (56.33%) .NET Developer
3 92 (24.80%) C# Developer
4 62 (16.71%) C# .NET Developer
5 58 (15.63%) Senior Developer
6 44 (11.86%) Full Stack Developer
7 34 (9.16%) ASP.NET Developer
8 32 (8.63%) Senior .NET Developer
9 31 (8.36%) Architect
10 27 (7.28%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
11 24 (6.47%) C# ASP.NET Developer
12 23 (6.20%) JavaScript Developer
13 22 (5.93%) Software Engineer
14 21 (5.66%) Agile Developer
15 20 (5.39%) Solutions Architect
16 19 (5.12%) E-Commerce Architect
16 19 (5.12%) E-Commerce Solution Architect
16 19 (5.12%) Senior C# Developer
17 15 (4.04%) DevOps Engineer
18 13 (3.50%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 366 (98.65%) .NET
2 170 (45.82%) ASP.NET
3 163 (43.94%) ASP.NET Web API
4 143 (38.54%) AngularJS
5 100 (26.95%) CSS
6 92 (24.80%) HTML
7 81 (21.83%) ASP.NET MVC
8 80 (21.56%) React
9 79 (21.29%) .NET Framework
10 76 (20.49%) REST
11 70 (18.87%) Web Services
12 66 (17.79%) jQuery
13 62 (16.71%) RESTful
14 61 (16.44%) Angular 2
15 55 (14.82%) Node.js
16 51 (13.75%) Entity Framework
17 50 (13.48%) HTML5
18 41 (11.05%) Twitter Bootstrap
19 39 (10.51%) JSON
20 36 (9.70%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 38 (10.24%) Greenfield Project
2 11 (2.96%) Algorithms
2 11 (2.96%) Mobile App
3 10 (2.70%) Derivative
4 9 (2.43%) Data Structures
4 9 (2.43%) User Experience
5 8 (2.16%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 8 (2.16%) N-Tier
6 7 (1.89%) Computer Science
6 7 (1.89%) Fintech
7 6 (1.62%) Analytical Skills
8 5 (1.35%) Enterprise Software
8 5 (1.35%) Equities
8 5 (1.35%) Fixed Income
9 4 (1.08%) Private Cloud
10 3 (0.81%) Blog
10 3 (0.81%) Online Banking
11 2 (0.54%) iPad
11 2 (0.54%) Replication
11 2 (0.54%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 43 (11.59%) Windows
2 8 (2.16%) Linux
3 5 (1.35%) Android
3 5 (1.35%) Apple iOS
4 2 (0.54%) Unix
4 2 (0.54%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 255 (68.73%) Agile Software Development
2 199 (53.64%) MVC
3 184 (49.60%) TDD
4 129 (34.77%) Microservices
5 102 (27.49%) BDD
6 66 (17.79%) Scrum
7 65 (17.52%) DevOps
8 63 (16.98%) Unit Testing
9 52 (14.02%) Continuous Integration
10 48 (12.94%) Software Engineering
11 45 (12.13%) OO
12 40 (10.78%) E-Commerce
12 40 (10.78%) SOLID
13 39 (10.51%) SOA
13 39 (10.51%) Test Automation
14 34 (9.16%) Front End Development
15 28 (7.55%) Continuous Delivery
16 25 (6.74%) Web Development
17 22 (5.93%) Cybersecurity
18 21 (5.66%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 295 (79.51%) C#
2 170 (45.82%) JavaScript
3 95 (25.61%) SQL
4 38 (10.24%) T-SQL
5 37 (9.97%) TypeScript
6 22 (5.93%) PowerShell
7 21 (5.66%) Java
8 18 (4.85%) C++
9 16 (4.31%) GraphQL
10 13 (3.50%) Ruby
11 11 (2.96%) Python
12 8 (2.16%) CQL
13 7 (1.89%) Bash Shell
14 6 (1.62%) ES6
15 5 (1.35%) C
15 5 (1.35%) CoffeeScript
16 3 (0.81%) VB.NET
17 2 (0.54%) F#
17 2 (0.54%) PHP
17 2 (0.54%) XPath
Qualifications
1 12 (3.23%) Degree
2 4 (1.08%) MCSD
2 4 (1.08%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (1.08%) Security Cleared
3 3 (0.81%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.27%) AWS Certification
4 1 (0.27%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (7.28%) QA
2 8 (2.16%) ISO 9001
2 8 (2.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 8 (2.16%) MiFID
3 3 (0.81%) EMIR
4 2 (0.54%) GCP
5 1 (0.27%) SLA
System Software
1 70 (18.87%) Docker
2 8 (2.16%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (1.08%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (0.54%) Active Directory
4 2 (0.54%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 12 (3.23%) Ansible
2 8 (2.16%) Nagios
2 8 (2.16%) Opscode Chef
2 8 (2.16%) Opsview
2 8 (2.16%) Puppet
2 8 (2.16%) Terraform
2 8 (2.16%) ZABBIX
3 5 (1.35%) Kubernetes
4 2 (0.54%) Grafana
4 2 (0.54%) Kibana
4 2 (0.54%) logstash
4 2 (0.54%) Prometheus
5 1 (0.27%) Docker Swarm
Vendors
1 62 (16.71%) Microsoft
2 26 (7.01%) Google
3 14 (3.77%) Oracle
4 10 (2.70%) Splunk
4 10 (2.70%) VMware
5 8 (2.16%) AppDynamics
5 8 (2.16%) New Relic
6 6 (1.62%) Apigee
6 6 (1.62%) Atlassian
7 5 (1.35%) CQG
7 5 (1.35%) Fidessa
7 5 (1.35%) FIS
7 5 (1.35%) Infragistics
7 5 (1.35%) SunGard
8 4 (1.08%) DevExpress
8 4 (1.08%) SAP
8 4 (1.08%) Xamarin
9 3 (0.81%) IBM
10 2 (0.54%) Avaya
10 2 (0.54%) TOWER Software