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 1 October 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft .NET (dotNet)
Rank 7 5 20
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +15
Contract jobs citing .NET 80 44 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 16.99% 15.94% 7.58%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 73.39% 55.70% 44.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 14 19
Average daily rate
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£400 £344 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.36% +1.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £222 £312
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £450 £365
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
.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
109 79 68
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 23.14% 28.62% 17.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 81 32 39
Average daily rate £400 £315 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.98% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £225 £308
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £415 £396
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £6.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%

.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 1 October 2014.

.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 1 October 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +2 42 £400 -11.11% 3
Bedford -1 14 £400 +77.77% 7
Dunstable - - - -
Leighton Buzzard - - - - 1
.NET
East of England

.NET
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, 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 59 (55.66%) C#
2 52 (49.06%) ASP.NET
3 45 (42.45%) Agile Software Development
4 43 (40.57%) E-Commerce
5 36 (33.96%) HTML
6 33 (31.13%) JavaScript
7 32 (30.19%) Microsoft
7 32 (30.19%) TeamCity
8 31 (29.25%) SQL Server
8 31 (29.25%) Windows
9 30 (28.30%) SQL
9 30 (28.30%) Git (software)
10 28 (26.42%) MVC
11 27 (25.47%) IIS
12 25 (23.58%) Microsoft Azure
13 24 (22.64%) TDD
13 24 (22.64%) Scrum
14 22 (20.75%) Web Services
15 21 (19.81%) Team Foundation Server
16 19 (17.92%) PowerShell
17 18 (16.98%) Continuous Integration
17 18 (16.98%) CSS
17 18 (16.98%) Active Directory
18 16 (15.09%) IBM
18 16 (15.09%) XML
18 16 (15.09%) VB
18 16 (15.09%) Opscode Chef
19 15 (14.15%) Confluence
19 15 (14.15%) Configuration Management
20 14 (13.21%) Java

.NET
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, 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 27 (25.47%) IIS
2 15 (14.15%) Confluence
3 10 (9.43%) WebSphere
4 8 (7.55%) BizTalk Server
4 8 (7.55%) WebSphere Transformation Extender
5 5 (4.72%) SugarCRM
6 4 (3.77%) CMS
7 3 (2.83%) MQSeries
8 2 (1.89%) SharePoint
9 1 (0.94%) Umbraco
9 1 (0.94%) Drupal
9 1 (0.94%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (0.94%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (0.94%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 8 (7.55%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (1.89%) WebTrends
2 1 (0.94%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.94%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 25 (23.58%) Microsoft Azure
2 14 (13.21%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (6.60%) DNS
2 6 (5.66%) DHCP
2 6 (5.66%) FTP
3 1 (0.94%) Internet
3 1 (0.94%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (29.25%) SQL Server
2 8 (7.55%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (4.72%) Oracle Database
4 4 (3.77%) SQL Server 2005
5 3 (2.83%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.94%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.94%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 32 (30.19%) TeamCity
2 30 (28.30%) Git (software)
3 21 (19.81%) Team Foundation Server
4 12 (11.32%) JIRA
5 9 (8.49%) Visual Studio
6 7 (6.60%) FinalBuilder
7 6 (5.66%) Log4Net
7 6 (5.66%) Subversion
8 4 (3.77%) NUnit
9 3 (2.83%) Artifactory
10 2 (1.89%) Rhino Mocks
10 2 (1.89%) Moq
11 1 (0.94%) ReSharper
11 1 (0.94%) MSTest
11 1 (0.94%) NSubstitute
General
1 6 (5.66%) Marketing
2 3 (2.83%) Retail
2 3 (2.83%) Finance
2 3 (2.83%) Legal
3 2 (1.89%) German Language
4 1 (0.94%) Spanish Language
4 1 (0.94%) French Language
4 1 (0.94%) Banking
4 1 (0.94%) Games
4 1 (0.94%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.94%) Publishing
4 1 (0.94%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 57 (53.77%) Developer
2 26 (24.53%) .NET Developer
3 16 (15.09%) Senior Developer
4 14 (13.21%) C# Developer
5 13 (12.26%) Configuration Engineer
6 11 (10.38%) C# .NET Developer
6 11 (10.38%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 10 (9.43%) Web Developer
8 9 (8.49%) Software Engineer
8 9 (8.49%) Analyst
9 8 (7.55%) Senior .NET Developer
9 8 (7.55%) Software Configuration Engineer
10 7 (6.60%) Test Analyst
11 6 (5.66%) Architect
11 6 (5.66%) ASP.NET Developer
12 4 (3.77%) C# ASP.NET Developer
13 3 (2.83%) Web Engineer
13 3 (2.83%) Front-End Developer
13 3 (2.83%) Middleware Consultant
13 3 (2.83%) DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (49.06%) ASP.NET
2 36 (33.96%) HTML
3 22 (20.75%) Web Services
4 18 (16.98%) CSS
5 16 (15.09%) XML
6 14 (13.21%) ASP.NET MVC
6 14 (13.21%) .NET Framework
7 13 (12.26%) jQuery
8 10 (9.43%) WebSphere Message Broker
9 7 (6.60%) WCF
9 7 (6.60%) MSMQ
10 6 (5.66%) Middleware
11 5 (4.72%) XSLT
12 4 (3.77%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 4 (3.77%) CSS3
12 4 (3.77%) HTML5
13 3 (2.83%) Silverlight
13 3 (2.83%) Razor View Engine
14 2 (1.89%) WSDL
14 2 (1.89%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 12 (11.32%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (2.83%) CMDB
3 2 (1.89%) User Experience
3 2 (1.89%) Social Media
4 1 (0.94%) Inversion of Control
4 1 (0.94%) Digital Media
4 1 (0.94%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (0.94%) Client/Server
4 1 (0.94%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 31 (29.25%) Windows
2 14 (13.21%) Windows Server 2008
3 11 (10.38%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (2.83%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (2.83%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (42.45%) Agile Software Development
2 43 (40.57%) E-Commerce
3 28 (26.42%) MVC
4 24 (22.64%) TDD
4 24 (22.64%) Scrum
5 18 (16.98%) Continuous Integration
6 15 (14.15%) Configuration Management
7 13 (12.26%) Software Engineering
8 12 (11.32%) UML
9 11 (10.38%) DevOps
10 10 (9.43%) OO
11 7 (6.60%) CRM
11 7 (6.60%) Logistics
12 6 (5.66%) ETL
12 6 (5.66%) Project Planning
12 6 (5.66%) Web Development
12 6 (5.66%) User Acceptance Testing
13 5 (4.72%) Kanban
13 5 (4.72%) Test Scripting
13 5 (4.72%) Agile Testing
Programming Languages
1 59 (55.66%) C#
2 33 (31.13%) JavaScript
3 30 (28.30%) SQL
4 19 (17.92%) PowerShell
5 16 (15.09%) VB
6 14 (13.21%) Java
7 6 (5.66%) C
7 6 (5.66%) PL/SQL
8 4 (3.77%) T-SQL
9 3 (2.83%) C++
10 2 (1.89%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.94%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 2 (1.89%) Degree
2 1 (0.94%) SC Cleared
2 1 (0.94%) Security Cleared
2 1 (0.94%) MCSE
2 1 (0.94%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (0.94%) MCTS
2 1 (0.94%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.72%) ISO 9001
2 2 (1.89%) QA
System Software
1 18 (16.98%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 16 (15.09%) Opscode Chef
2 9 (8.49%) SCCM
2 9 (8.49%) SCOM
3 7 (6.60%) Puppet
Vendors
1 32 (30.19%) Microsoft
2 16 (15.09%) IBM
3 13 (12.26%) Oracle
4 8 (7.55%) Akamai
5 6 (5.66%) SAP
5 6 (5.66%) Unica
6 5 (4.72%) Neolane
6 5 (4.72%) Salesforce.com
7 2 (1.89%) Sybase
8 1 (0.94%) Facebook
8 1 (0.94%) Twitter
8 1 (0.94%) TIBCO
8 1 (0.94%) JD Edwards
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