The table below looks at the statistics for .NET skills in IT contracts advertised for the Bedford region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited .NET over the 3 months to 21 November 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
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft .NET (dotNet)
Rank 3 4 6
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +2
Contract jobs citing .NET 9 24 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedford 16.67% 28.92% 7.69%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 81.82% 70.59% 100.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 8 3
Average daily rate
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£331 £234 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+41.71% -33.21%
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.25 £30.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+22.12% -6.14%
.NET
Bedfordshire

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 Bedford region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Bedford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
11 34 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedford 20.37% 40.96% 7.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 14 3
Average daily rate £338 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.57% -
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 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%

.NET
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedford

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

.NET Jobs Demand Trend in Bedford

.NET
Daily Rate Trend in Bedford

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

.NET Daily Rate Trend in Bedford

.NET
Daily Rate Histogram in Bedford

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing .NET across the Bedford region over the 3 months to 21 November 2014.

.NET Daily Rate Histogram in Bedford

.NET
Hourly Rate Trend in Bedford

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

.NET Hourly Rate Trend in Bedford

.NET
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedford

For the 6 months to 21 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bedford 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 11 (55.00%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (50.00%) Java
2 10 (50.00%) SQL
2 10 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 9 (45.00%) C#
4 8 (40.00%) XML
4 8 (40.00%) UML
4 8 (40.00%) IBM
4 8 (40.00%) WebSphere
4 8 (40.00%) WebSphere Message Broker
5 7 (35.00%) Logistics
6 6 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (30.00%) TDD
6 6 (30.00%) BizTalk Server
6 6 (30.00%) ASP.NET
6 6 (30.00%) WebSphere Transformation Extender
7 5 (25.00%) CSS
7 5 (25.00%) SQL Server
7 5 (25.00%) JavaScript
7 5 (25.00%) Middleware
7 5 (25.00%) MVC
8 4 (20.00%) Project Planning
8 4 (20.00%) HTML
9 3 (15.00%) UNIX
9 3 (15.00%) C
9 3 (15.00%) jQuery
9 3 (15.00%) German Language
9 3 (15.00%) Process Management
9 3 (15.00%) ASP.NET MVC
10 2 (10.00%) Dynamics AX

.NET
Top Related IT Skills in Bedford by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bedford 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 (40.00%) WebSphere
2 6 (30.00%) WebSphere Transformation Extender
2 6 (30.00%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (10.00%) MQSeries
4 1 (5.00%) WebSphere Application Server
4 1 (5.00%) CMS
Business Applications
1 2 (10.00%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.00%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (5.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (5.00%) Visual Studio
1 1 (5.00%) Subversion
1 1 (5.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 3 (15.00%) German Language
2 2 (10.00%) Spanish Language
2 2 (10.00%) French Language
Job Titles
1 13 (65.00%) Developer
2 8 (40.00%) Senior Developer
3 7 (35.00%) .NET Developer
4 4 (20.00%) Senior .NET Developer
5 3 (15.00%) Consultant
5 3 (15.00%) Middleware Consultant
6 2 (10.00%) Junior Business Analyst
6 2 (10.00%) Analyst
6 2 (10.00%) Business Analyst
6 2 (10.00%) Junior
6 2 (10.00%) Junior Analyst
7 1 (5.00%) UI Developer
7 1 (5.00%) Digital Project Manager
7 1 (5.00%) Middleware Developer
7 1 (5.00%) C# .NET Developer
7 1 (5.00%) C# Developer
7 1 (5.00%) ASP.NET Developer
7 1 (5.00%) Architect
7 1 (5.00%) Project Manager
7 1 (5.00%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (40.00%) XML
1 8 (40.00%) WebSphere Message Broker
2 6 (30.00%) ASP.NET
3 5 (25.00%) CSS
3 5 (25.00%) Middleware
4 4 (20.00%) HTML
5 3 (15.00%) jQuery
5 3 (15.00%) ASP.NET MVC
6 2 (10.00%) Razor View Engine
6 2 (10.00%) WebSphere MQ
6 2 (10.00%) WCF
6 2 (10.00%) Silverlight
7 1 (5.00%) LINQ
7 1 (5.00%) Ajax
7 1 (5.00%) .NET Framework
7 1 (5.00%) ADO.NET
7 1 (5.00%) Web Services
7 1 (5.00%) Backbone.js
7 1 (5.00%) Sass
7 1 (5.00%) LESS
Miscellaneous
1 11 (55.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.00%) Client/Server
2 1 (5.00%) Graphic Design
Operating Systems
1 3 (15.00%) UNIX
2 1 (5.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (40.00%) UML
2 7 (35.00%) Logistics
3 6 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (30.00%) TDD
4 5 (25.00%) MVC
5 4 (20.00%) Project Planning
6 3 (15.00%) Process Management
7 2 (10.00%) Migration
7 2 (10.00%) ERP
7 2 (10.00%) Software Engineering
7 2 (10.00%) Resource Management
8 1 (5.00%) Multithreading
8 1 (5.00%) High Availability
8 1 (5.00%) Responsive Web Design
8 1 (5.00%) OOD
8 1 (5.00%) OO
8 1 (5.00%) Stakeholder Management
8 1 (5.00%) Scrum
8 1 (5.00%) Web Design
8 1 (5.00%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 10 (50.00%) Java
1 10 (50.00%) SQL
2 9 (45.00%) C#
3 5 (25.00%) JavaScript
4 3 (15.00%) C
5 2 (10.00%) Shell Script
6 1 (5.00%) T-SQL
6 1 (5.00%) VB.NET
Vendors
1 10 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 8 (40.00%) IBM
3 2 (10.00%) JD Edwards
3 2 (10.00%) SAP
4 1 (5.00%) Oracle