The table below looks at the statistics for .NET 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 over the 3 months to 27 January 2015 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
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft .NET (dotNet)
Rank 16 8 8
Rank change year-on-year
-8 0
Contract jobs citing .NET 34 32 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 8.81% 11.39% 12.62%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 50.75% 56.14% 55.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 24 17
Average daily rate
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£419 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.51% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £276 £222 £264
10% offered a daily rate of more than £573 £500 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 3
Average hourly rate - £45.00 £39.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +15.38%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £33.42 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-2.75% -4.51%
.NET
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
67 57 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 17.36% 20.28% 22.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 35 30
Average daily rate £413 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.85% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £272 £200 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £437 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 3
Average hourly rate - £32.50 £39.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -16.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -7.14%

.NET
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

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

.NET Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

.NET
Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

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

.NET Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

.NET
Daily Rate Histogram in Bedfordshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing .NET across the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 27 January 2015.

.NET Daily Rate Histogram in Bedfordshire

.NET
Hourly Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

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

.NET Hourly Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

.NET
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 within the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 27 January 2015. 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 -3 19 £425 +12.58% 8
Bedford +3 6 £319 -17.20% 6
Leighton Buzzard - - - -
Shefford - - - - 1
.NET
East of England

.NET
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Bedfordshire 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 60 (46.51%) C#
2 59 (45.74%) Microsoft
3 56 (43.41%) E-Commerce
4 51 (39.53%) Microsoft Azure
5 43 (33.33%) IIS
6 40 (31.01%) Windows
7 37 (28.68%) ASP.NET
7 37 (28.68%) Active Directory
8 32 (24.81%) Agile Software Development
9 31 (24.03%) Web Services
9 31 (24.03%) Amazon AWS
10 27 (20.93%) SQL
11 24 (18.60%) MS Excel
12 23 (17.83%) Akamai
13 21 (16.28%) SCCM
13 21 (16.28%) SCOM
14 20 (15.50%) MVC
15 19 (14.73%) HTML
16 18 (13.95%) JavaScript
16 18 (13.95%) CSS
16 18 (13.95%) DNS
16 18 (13.95%) SOA
17 16 (12.40%) SQL Server
17 16 (12.40%) jQuery
17 16 (12.40%) PowerShell
18 15 (11.63%) Oracle
19 14 (10.85%) IBM
20 13 (10.08%) CMS
20 13 (10.08%) Team Foundation Server
20 13 (10.08%) ASP.NET MVC

.NET
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Bedfordshire 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 43 (33.33%) IIS
2 13 (10.08%) CMS
3 11 (8.53%) Confluence
4 7 (5.43%) SugarCRM
5 6 (4.65%) Sitecore CMS
5 6 (4.65%) WebSphere
6 5 (3.88%) BizTalk Server
7 4 (3.10%) WebSphere Transformation Extender
7 4 (3.10%) Umbraco
8 3 (2.33%) MQSeries
9 1 (0.78%) Kentico
9 1 (0.78%) Facebook Platform
9 1 (0.78%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 24 (18.60%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (1.55%) WebTrends
1 2 (1.55%) Dynamics AX
1 2 (1.55%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.78%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 51 (39.53%) Microsoft Azure
2 31 (24.03%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (5.43%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (1.55%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.78%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 18 (13.95%) DNS
2 12 (9.30%) DHCP
3 11 (8.53%) FTP
4 1 (0.78%) HTTP
4 1 (0.78%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (12.40%) SQL Server
2 10 (7.75%) Oracle Database
3 4 (3.10%) Azure SQL Database
4 3 (2.33%) Oracle Database 11g
4 3 (2.33%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (2.33%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (0.78%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.78%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 13 (10.08%) Team Foundation Server
2 11 (8.53%) TeamCity
3 10 (7.75%) Git (software)
4 8 (6.20%) JIRA
5 6 (4.65%) FinalBuilder
6 3 (2.33%) Visual Studio
6 3 (2.33%) Subversion
6 3 (2.33%) Log4Net
7 2 (1.55%) NUnit
8 1 (0.78%) ReSharper
8 1 (0.78%) MSTest
8 1 (0.78%) NSubstitute
General
1 10 (7.75%) Marketing
2 9 (6.98%) Retail
3 5 (3.88%) Finance
4 4 (3.10%) Legal
5 3 (2.33%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.55%) Electronics
6 2 (1.55%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.55%) French Language
6 2 (1.55%) German Language
6 2 (1.55%) Spanish Language
7 1 (0.78%) Banking
7 1 (0.78%) Games
7 1 (0.78%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 43 (33.33%) Developer
2 32 (24.81%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 23 (17.83%) Web Engineer
4 21 (16.28%) Web Infrastructure Engineer
5 20 (15.50%) .NET Developer
6 19 (14.73%) Architect
7 16 (12.40%) Solutions Architect
8 14 (10.85%) C# Developer
9 13 (10.08%) Senior Developer
9 13 (10.08%) Analyst
10 11 (8.53%) C# .NET Developer
11 10 (7.75%) Test Analyst
12 9 (6.98%) Configuration Engineer
13 8 (6.20%) Web Architect
14 7 (5.43%) Software Engineer
15 6 (4.65%) Software Configuration Engineer
15 6 (4.65%) Senior .NET Developer
15 6 (4.65%) C# ASP.NET Developer
16 4 (3.10%) ASP.NET Developer
16 4 (3.10%) Front-End Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (28.68%) ASP.NET
2 31 (24.03%) Web Services
3 19 (14.73%) HTML
4 18 (13.95%) CSS
5 16 (12.40%) jQuery
6 13 (10.08%) ASP.NET MVC
7 10 (7.75%) .NET Framework
8 8 (6.20%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 8 (6.20%) XML
9 7 (5.43%) WCF
10 6 (4.65%) HTML5
10 6 (4.65%) WebSphere Message Broker
11 5 (3.88%) CSS3
11 5 (3.88%) ASP.NET Web Forms
12 4 (3.10%) Middleware
12 4 (3.10%) MSMQ
12 4 (3.10%) Ajax
13 3 (2.33%) LESS
14 2 (1.55%) Sass
14 2 (1.55%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 9 (6.98%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (1.55%) DTV
2 2 (1.55%) Social Media
3 1 (0.78%) Mathematics
3 1 (0.78%) Statistics
3 1 (0.78%) Graphic Design
3 1 (0.78%) Inversion of Control
3 1 (0.78%) Digital Media
3 1 (0.78%) Mobile App
3 1 (0.78%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (0.78%) Client/Server
3 1 (0.78%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 40 (31.01%) Windows
2 9 (6.98%) Windows Server 2003
2 9 (6.98%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (2.33%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (43.41%) E-Commerce
2 32 (24.81%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (15.50%) MVC
4 18 (13.95%) SOA
5 11 (8.53%) DevOps
6 10 (7.75%) CRM
6 10 (7.75%) Configuration Management
6 10 (7.75%) TDD
7 9 (6.98%) Scrum
7 9 (6.98%) ITIL
8 8 (6.20%) Test Scripting
8 8 (6.20%) UML
8 8 (6.20%) Stakeholder Management
9 7 (5.43%) ETL
9 7 (5.43%) User Acceptance Testing
9 7 (5.43%) Software Engineering
9 7 (5.43%) Campaign Management
10 6 (4.65%) Technical Architecture
10 6 (4.65%) Continuous Integration
11 5 (3.88%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 60 (46.51%) C#
2 27 (20.93%) SQL
3 18 (13.95%) JavaScript
4 16 (12.40%) PowerShell
5 12 (9.30%) Java
6 11 (8.53%) VB
7 8 (6.20%) PL/SQL
8 3 (2.33%) C
8 3 (2.33%) C++
8 3 (2.33%) T-SQL
9 2 (1.55%) PHP
9 2 (1.55%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.78%) Ruby
10 1 (0.78%) Golang
10 1 (0.78%) Python
10 1 (0.78%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.78%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 3 (2.33%) Degree
2 1 (0.78%) SC Cleared
2 1 (0.78%) Security Cleared
2 1 (0.78%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (5.43%) ISO 9001
2 1 (0.78%) QA
System Software
1 37 (28.68%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 21 (16.28%) SCCM
1 21 (16.28%) SCOM
2 11 (8.53%) Opscode Chef
3 6 (4.65%) Puppet
Vendors
1 59 (45.74%) Microsoft
2 23 (17.83%) Akamai
3 15 (11.63%) Oracle
4 14 (10.85%) IBM
5 11 (8.53%) SAP
6 8 (6.20%) Unica
7 7 (5.43%) Salesforce.com
7 7 (5.43%) Sitecore
7 7 (5.43%) Neolane
8 2 (1.55%) Sybase
8 2 (1.55%) JD Edwards
8 2 (1.55%) Twitter
8 2 (1.55%) Facebook
9 1 (0.78%) EPiServer
9 1 (0.78%) KANA
9 1 (0.78%) Google
9 1 (0.78%) hybris
9 1 (0.78%) Xamarin
9 1 (0.78%) TIBCO