The table below looks at the statistics for .NET skills in IT contracts advertised for the Aberdeen region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited .NET over the 3 months to 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft .NET (dotNet)
Rank 8 1 17
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +16
Contract jobs citing .NET 8 35 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Aberdeen 13.33% 25.55% 6.91%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 50.00% 85.37% 56.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 14 5
Average daily rate
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£265 £325 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.46% -23.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £241 £283 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £365 £405 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.50 £33.50
% change year-on-year
-7.69% -2.98%
.NET
Scotland

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category in contract jobs advertised in the Aberdeen region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Aberdeen
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
16 41 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Aberdeen 26.67% 29.93% 12.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 17 9
Average daily rate £265 £325 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.46% -23.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £260 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £405 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -2.94%

.NET
Jobs Demand Trend in Aberdeen

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing .NET across the Aberdeen region as a proportion of the total demand within the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

.NET Jobs Demand Trend in Aberdeen

.NET
Daily Rate Trend in Aberdeen

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing .NET across the Aberdeen region.

.NET Daily Rate Trend in Aberdeen

.NET
Daily Rate Histogram in Aberdeen

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing .NET across the Aberdeen region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014.

.NET Daily Rate Histogram in Aberdeen

.NET
Hourly Rate Trend in Aberdeen

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing .NET across the Aberdeen region.

.NET Hourly Rate Trend in Aberdeen

.NET
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Aberdeen

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Aberdeen region citing .NET also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited .NET.

1 23 (82.14%) C#
2 16 (57.14%) ASP.NET
3 14 (50.00%) SQL
4 12 (42.86%) JavaScript
4 12 (42.86%) HTML
4 12 (42.86%) SQL Server
5 11 (39.29%) MVC
6 10 (35.71%) .NET Framework
6 10 (35.71%) Oracle
7 9 (32.14%) PL/SQL
8 8 (28.57%) Visual Studio
8 8 (28.57%) SharePoint
9 7 (25.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 6 (21.43%) ASP.NET MVC
10 6 (21.43%) jQuery
10 6 (21.43%) CSS
10 6 (21.43%) Web Services
11 5 (17.86%) Windows
11 5 (17.86%) Oracle Forms
12 4 (14.29%) Oracle Reports
12 4 (14.29%) Java
12 4 (14.29%) VB
12 4 (14.29%) WCF
12 4 (14.29%) Software Engineering
13 3 (10.71%) WPF
13 3 (10.71%) PowerShell
13 3 (10.71%) Unit Testing
13 3 (10.71%) Team Foundation Server
13 3 (10.71%) PVCS
13 3 (10.71%) SOA

.NET
Top Related IT Skills in Aberdeen by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Aberdeen region citing .NET also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited .NET. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 8 (28.57%) SharePoint
2 1 (3.57%) SharePoint 2013
2 1 (3.57%) IBM Notes
2 1 (3.57%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 1 (3.57%) MS Office
1 1 (3.57%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.57%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (7.14%) Intranet
1 2 (7.14%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (42.86%) SQL Server
2 7 (25.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (14.29%) Oracle Reports
4 3 (10.71%) Oracle Database
5 1 (3.57%) Relational Database
5 1 (3.57%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (3.57%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 8 (28.57%) Visual Studio
2 5 (17.86%) Oracle Forms
3 3 (10.71%) PVCS
3 3 (10.71%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (7.14%) Toad
Job Titles
1 26 (92.86%) Developer
2 12 (42.86%) .NET Developer
2 12 (42.86%) C# Developer
3 8 (28.57%) C# .NET Developer
4 6 (21.43%) ASP.NET Developer
4 6 (21.43%) C# ASP.NET Developer
5 4 (14.29%) SQL Developer
5 4 (14.29%) SQL Server Developer
5 4 (14.29%) SharePoint Developer
6 2 (7.14%) Software Developer
6 2 (7.14%) Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (57.14%) ASP.NET
2 12 (42.86%) HTML
3 10 (35.71%) .NET Framework
4 6 (21.43%) CSS
4 6 (21.43%) Web Services
4 6 (21.43%) jQuery
4 6 (21.43%) ASP.NET MVC
5 4 (14.29%) WCF
6 3 (10.71%) WPF
6 3 (10.71%) REST
7 2 (7.14%) JSON
8 1 (3.57%) XML
8 1 (3.57%) Hibernate
8 1 (3.57%) WinForms
8 1 (3.57%) CSS3
8 1 (3.57%) HTML5
8 1 (3.57%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
8 1 (3.57%) CAML
8 1 (3.57%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.57%) Computer Science
1 1 (3.57%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 5 (17.86%) Windows
2 1 (3.57%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (39.29%) MVC
2 4 (14.29%) Software Engineering
3 3 (10.71%) Unit Testing
3 3 (10.71%) SOA
3 3 (10.71%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (7.14%) Web Development
4 2 (7.14%) OO
5 1 (3.57%) OOP
5 1 (3.57%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (3.57%) Manual Testing
5 1 (3.57%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 23 (82.14%) C#
2 14 (50.00%) SQL
3 12 (42.86%) JavaScript
4 9 (32.14%) PL/SQL
5 4 (14.29%) Java
5 4 (14.29%) VB
6 3 (10.71%) PowerShell
7 1 (3.57%) VB.NET
7 1 (3.57%) Python
7 1 (3.57%) Perl
7 1 (3.57%) C++
Qualifications
1 1 (3.57%) Degree
Vendors
1 10 (35.71%) Oracle
2 1 (3.57%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.57%) Lotus