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 23 September 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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft .NET (dotNet)
Rank 5 4 7
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +3
Contract jobs citing .NET 13 23 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedford 20.63% 35.38% 6.25%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 65.00% 74.19% 40.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 0 2
Average daily rate
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£400 - £350
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 £37.50 £35.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.06%
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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
20 31 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedford 31.75% 47.69% 15.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 4 5
Average daily rate £385 £244 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+57.94% -30.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £213 £335
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £345 £413
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 £34.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +7.69%

.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 23 September 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 23 September 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 10 (66.67%) SQL
2 9 (60.00%) C#
2 9 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 9 (60.00%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (53.33%) WebSphere
3 8 (53.33%) WebSphere Message Broker
3 8 (53.33%) UML
3 8 (53.33%) IBM
3 8 (53.33%) Java
3 8 (53.33%) XML
4 7 (46.67%) Logistics
5 6 (40.00%) WebSphere Transformation Extender
5 6 (40.00%) BizTalk Server
6 5 (33.33%) SQL Server
6 5 (33.33%) Middleware
6 5 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (33.33%) TDD
7 4 (26.67%) Project Planning
7 4 (26.67%) ASP.NET
7 4 (26.67%) JavaScript
8 3 (20.00%) HTML
8 3 (20.00%) CSS
8 3 (20.00%) UNIX
8 3 (20.00%) Process Management
8 3 (20.00%) MVC
8 3 (20.00%) C
9 2 (13.33%) jQuery
9 2 (13.33%) WCF
9 2 (13.33%) Silverlight
9 2 (13.33%) Razor View Engine

.NET
Top Related IT Skills in Bedford by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 (53.33%) WebSphere
2 6 (40.00%) WebSphere Transformation Extender
2 6 (40.00%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (13.33%) MQSeries
4 1 (6.67%) WebSphere Application Server
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (6.67%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (6.67%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (6.67%) Visual Studio
1 1 (6.67%) Subversion
1 1 (6.67%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (6.67%) German Language
Job Titles
1 12 (80.00%) Developer
2 8 (53.33%) Senior Developer
3 6 (40.00%) .NET Developer
4 4 (26.67%) Senior .NET Developer
5 3 (20.00%) Consultant
5 3 (20.00%) Middleware Consultant
6 1 (6.67%) Middleware Developer
6 1 (6.67%) C# .NET Developer
6 1 (6.67%) C# Developer
6 1 (6.67%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (53.33%) XML
1 8 (53.33%) WebSphere Message Broker
2 5 (33.33%) Middleware
3 4 (26.67%) ASP.NET
4 3 (20.00%) CSS
4 3 (20.00%) HTML
5 2 (13.33%) WebSphere MQ
5 2 (13.33%) jQuery
5 2 (13.33%) WCF
5 2 (13.33%) Silverlight
5 2 (13.33%) Razor View Engine
6 1 (6.67%) LINQ
6 1 (6.67%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (6.67%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
6 1 (6.67%) LINQ to SQL
6 1 (6.67%) ASP.NET MVC 3
6 1 (6.67%) .NET Framework
6 1 (6.67%) ADO.NET
6 1 (6.67%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 9 (60.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (6.67%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 3 (20.00%) UNIX
2 1 (6.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (53.33%) UML
2 7 (46.67%) Logistics
3 5 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (33.33%) TDD
4 4 (26.67%) Project Planning
5 3 (20.00%) Process Management
5 3 (20.00%) MVC
6 1 (6.67%) Migration
6 1 (6.67%) OO
6 1 (6.67%) OOD
6 1 (6.67%) Software Engineering
6 1 (6.67%) Web Development
6 1 (6.67%) Multithreading
6 1 (6.67%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 10 (66.67%) SQL
2 9 (60.00%) C#
3 8 (53.33%) Java
4 4 (26.67%) JavaScript
5 3 (20.00%) C
6 2 (13.33%) Shell Script
7 1 (6.67%) T-SQL
7 1 (6.67%) VB.NET
Vendors
1 9 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 8 (53.33%) IBM
3 1 (6.67%) Oracle