The table below looks at the statistics 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 20 August 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft .NET Framework
Rank 47 32 -
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -
Contract jobs citing .NET Framework 6 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 1.19% 0.76% -
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 5.88% 2.78% -
Number of daily rates quoted 6 1 0
Average daily rate
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£438 £425 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £40.00 £42.94
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -6.84%
.NET Framework
East of England

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 Bedfordshire region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Bedfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
102 72 63
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 20.28% 27.27% 19.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 29 37
Average daily rate £385 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.46% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £248 £225 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £408
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 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 20 August 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
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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
Live
Job
Vacancies
Luton -17 3 £425 -
Bedford - 1 £385 - 4
.NET Framework
East of England

.NET Framework
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 8 (100.00%) .NET
1 8 (100.00%) ASP.NET
2 6 (75.00%) C#
2 6 (75.00%) Windows
2 6 (75.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (75.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (62.50%) TeamCity
3 5 (62.50%) Git (software)
3 5 (62.50%) PowerShell
3 5 (62.50%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (62.50%) JIRA
3 5 (62.50%) Confluence
3 5 (62.50%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (62.50%) Active Directory
3 5 (62.50%) Configuration Management
3 5 (62.50%) Log4Net
3 5 (62.50%) IIS
3 5 (62.50%) VB
3 5 (62.50%) MSMQ
4 4 (50.00%) E-Commerce
4 4 (50.00%) Web Services
4 4 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (50.00%) Puppet
4 4 (50.00%) FinalBuilder
5 3 (37.50%) ASP.NET MVC
5 3 (37.50%) DevOps
5 3 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (37.50%) Amazon AWS
5 3 (37.50%) CSS
5 3 (37.50%) HTML

.NET Framework
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 5 (62.50%) IIS
1 5 (62.50%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 6 (75.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (37.50%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (12.50%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 6 (75.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (62.50%) Log4Net
2 5 (62.50%) JIRA
2 5 (62.50%) TeamCity
2 5 (62.50%) Git (software)
3 4 (50.00%) FinalBuilder
4 2 (25.00%) Rhino Mocks
4 2 (25.00%) Moq
4 2 (25.00%) NUnit
5 1 (12.50%) Subversion
5 1 (12.50%) Artifactory
5 1 (12.50%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (25.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 5 (62.50%) Configuration Engineer
2 3 (37.50%) Developer
3 2 (25.00%) .NET Developer
3 2 (25.00%) ASP.NET Developer
3 2 (25.00%) Software Engineer
3 2 (25.00%) Software Configuration Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) DevOps Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (100.00%) .NET
1 8 (100.00%) ASP.NET
2 5 (62.50%) MSMQ
3 4 (50.00%) Web Services
4 3 (37.50%) HTML
4 3 (37.50%) CSS
4 3 (37.50%) ASP.NET MVC
5 2 (25.00%) jQuery
5 2 (25.00%) ASP.NET MVC 4
6 1 (12.50%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
6 1 (12.50%) LINQ to SQL
6 1 (12.50%) ASP.NET MVC 3
6 1 (12.50%) ADO.NET
6 1 (12.50%) WCF
6 1 (12.50%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Client/Server
1 1 (12.50%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 6 (75.00%) Windows
2 5 (62.50%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (62.50%) Configuration Management
2 4 (50.00%) E-Commerce
3 3 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (37.50%) DevOps
4 2 (25.00%) Scrum
4 2 (25.00%) Unit Testing
4 2 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (12.50%) Multithreading
5 1 (12.50%) OO
5 1 (12.50%) TDD
5 1 (12.50%) Software Engineering
5 1 (12.50%) Web Development
5 1 (12.50%) OOD
5 1 (12.50%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 6 (75.00%) C#
2 5 (62.50%) VB
2 5 (62.50%) PowerShell
3 3 (37.50%) JavaScript
4 1 (12.50%) SQL
4 1 (12.50%) T-SQL
System Software
1 5 (62.50%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (62.50%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (50.00%) Puppet
Vendors
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft