The first table below looks at the demand for .NET Framework skills in IT contracts advertised for the Bedfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited .NET Framework over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category for the Bedfordshire region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft .NET Framework
Rank 43 27 26
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -1
Contract jobs citing .NET Framework 2 2 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 0.45% 1.05% 3.64%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 3.08% 6.25% 20.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 4
Average daily rate £350 £325 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £325 £308
10% offered a daily rate of more than £390 £325 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Bedfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
65 32 60
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 14.77% 16.75% 18.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 20 30
Average daily rate £375 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £175 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £400 £354
UK excluding London average daily rate £333 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.46% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Average hourly rate - - £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
- +12.90%
.NET Framework
East of England

.NET Framework
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

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

.NET Framework Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

.NET Framework
Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

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

.NET Framework Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

.NET Framework
Hourly Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

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

.NET Framework Hourly Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

.NET Framework
Contract Job Locations in Bedfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing .NET Framework within the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click each for more statistics)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Find
Job
Vacancies
Luton -14 1 £300 -7.69% 2
Bedford - - - - 7
Leighton Buzzard - - - - 2
.NET Framework
East of England

.NET Framework
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bedfordshire region citing .NET Framework 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 Framework.

1 7 (100.00%) .NET
2 6 (85.71%) C#
2 6 (85.71%) Unit Testing
3 5 (71.43%) SQL Server
4 4 (57.14%) Web Services
4 4 (57.14%) N-Tier
4 4 (57.14%) SOA
4 4 (57.14%) HP
4 4 (57.14%) BizTalk Server
4 4 (57.14%) Papyrus
4 4 (57.14%) Exstream
4 4 (57.14%) WCF
4 4 (57.14%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (42.86%) JavaScript
6 2 (28.57%) Visual Studio
6 2 (28.57%) ASP.NET
6 2 (28.57%) NUnit
6 2 (28.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (28.57%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (28.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (28.57%) VBA
7 1 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
7 1 (14.29%) Problem Management
7 1 (14.29%) jQuery
7 1 (14.29%) VB6
7 1 (14.29%) SharePoint Server
7 1 (14.29%) Requirements Analysis
7 1 (14.29%) QA
7 1 (14.29%) Selenium

.NET Framework
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bedfordshire region citing .NET Framework 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 Framework. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (57.14%) BizTalk Server
1 4 (57.14%) Papyrus
2 1 (14.29%) SharePoint Server
2 1 (14.29%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 4 (57.14%) Exstream
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (71.43%) SQL Server
2 4 (57.14%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (28.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (28.57%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (28.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 2 (28.57%) Visual Studio
1 2 (28.57%) NUnit
2 1 (14.29%) Selenium
2 1 (14.29%) FitNesse
2 1 (14.29%) RSpec
2 1 (14.29%) MSTest
2 1 (14.29%) Rhino Mocks
2 1 (14.29%) Moq
2 1 (14.29%) Cucumber
2 1 (14.29%) SpecFlow
2 1 (14.29%) JUnit
Job Titles
1 6 (85.71%) Developer
2 2 (28.57%) Consultant
2 2 (28.57%) .NET Developer
2 2 (28.57%) Systems Developer
3 1 (14.29%) BizTalk Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Software Test Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) ASP.NET Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Test Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Senior Developer
3 1 (14.29%) SharePoint Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Senior .NET Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (100.00%) .NET
2 4 (57.14%) Web Services
2 4 (57.14%) WCF
3 2 (28.57%) ASP.NET
4 1 (14.29%) jQuery
4 1 (14.29%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (14.29%) ASP.NET MVC 4
4 1 (14.29%) CSS
4 1 (14.29%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (57.14%) N-Tier
2 1 (14.29%) Client/Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (85.71%) Unit Testing
2 4 (57.14%) SOA
3 3 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (14.29%) Problem Management
4 1 (14.29%) Requirements Analysis
4 1 (14.29%) Test Automation
4 1 (14.29%) BDD
4 1 (14.29%) Test Strategy
4 1 (14.29%) Scrum
4 1 (14.29%) Automated Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Software Testing
4 1 (14.29%) ITIL
4 1 (14.29%) UML
4 1 (14.29%) OO
4 1 (14.29%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 6 (85.71%) C#
2 3 (42.86%) JavaScript
3 2 (28.57%) VBA
4 1 (14.29%) VB6
4 1 (14.29%) VB
4 1 (14.29%) VB.NET
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (57.14%) HP