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 4 September 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft .NET (dotNet)
Rank 20 12 5
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -7
Contract jobs citing .NET 20 58 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 5.33% 12.26% 14.98%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 38.46% 59.79% 55.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 45 11
Average daily rate
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£575 £425 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+35.29% +13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £343 £325 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.00 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
.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
52 97 72
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 13.87% 20.51% 26.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 65 26
Average daily rate £375 £400 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £278 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £42.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+12.85% -

.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 4 September 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 4 September 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 -4 9 £581 +36.76% 1
Bedford -1 5 £362 -9.43% 4
Dunstable - 2 £369 - 2
.NET
East of England

.NET
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 31 (70.45%) C#
2 24 (54.55%) ASP.NET
3 20 (45.45%) SQL Server
4 19 (43.18%) SQL
4 19 (43.18%) Microsoft
5 16 (36.36%) SOA
6 13 (29.55%) MVC
6 13 (29.55%) WCF
7 12 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
7 12 (27.27%) JavaScript
8 11 (25.00%) HTML
9 10 (22.73%) CSS
9 10 (22.73%) jQuery
10 9 (20.45%) SOAP
10 9 (20.45%) REST
11 8 (18.18%) Reverse Engineering
11 8 (18.18%) Low Latency
11 8 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
11 8 (18.18%) Hybrid Cloud
11 8 (18.18%) Software Engineering
12 7 (15.91%) Enterprise Architecture
12 7 (15.91%) MS Excel
12 7 (15.91%) ASP.NET MVC
13 6 (13.64%) AngularJS
13 6 (13.64%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 6 (13.64%) Microservices
13 6 (13.64%) E-Commerce
13 6 (13.64%) Web Services
13 6 (13.64%) XML
13 6 (13.64%) Java

.NET
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 6 (13.64%) Mule
2 4 (9.09%) Confluence
2 4 (9.09%) SharePoint
3 3 (6.82%) Apache ServiceMix
4 2 (4.55%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (2.27%) NServiceBus
5 1 (2.27%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (2.27%) IIS
5 1 (2.27%) CMS
5 1 (2.27%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 7 (15.91%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.27%) InfoPath
2 1 (2.27%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 1 (2.27%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (2.27%) Tridion
Cloud Services
1 4 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (6.82%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (2.27%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.82%) Telnet
1 3 (6.82%) SSH
2 2 (4.55%) HTTP
3 1 (2.27%) Intranet
3 1 (2.27%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (45.45%) SQL Server
2 4 (9.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 4 (9.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 4 (9.09%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (4.55%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (2.27%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (2.27%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (2.27%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (2.27%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 4 (9.09%) JIRA
2 3 (6.82%) Visual Studio
3 2 (4.55%) Git (software)
3 2 (4.55%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (4.55%) JUnit
4 1 (2.27%) Dreamweaver
4 1 (2.27%) NUnit
4 1 (2.27%) Selenium
General
1 3 (6.82%) Advertising
2 2 (4.55%) Local Government
3 1 (2.27%) Retail
3 1 (2.27%) Automotive
3 1 (2.27%) Legal
Job Titles
1 24 (54.55%) Developer
2 13 (29.55%) Architect
3 10 (22.73%) Technical Architect
4 8 (18.18%) .NET Developer
5 4 (9.09%) Web Developer
5 4 (9.09%) Designer
6 3 (6.82%) Senior Architect
6 3 (6.82%) Senior Solutions Architect
6 3 (6.82%) Solutions Architect
6 3 (6.82%) Software Developer
7 2 (4.55%) Solutions Designer
7 2 (4.55%) Applications Developer
7 2 (4.55%) Senior Developer
7 2 (4.55%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 2 (4.55%) Microsoft Developer
7 2 (4.55%) Remedy Developer
7 2 (4.55%) ASP.NET Developer
7 2 (4.55%) Front-End Developer
8 1 (2.27%) SQL Developer
8 1 (2.27%) Technical Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (54.55%) ASP.NET
2 13 (29.55%) WCF
3 11 (25.00%) HTML
4 10 (22.73%) CSS
4 10 (22.73%) jQuery
5 9 (20.45%) REST
5 9 (20.45%) SOAP
6 7 (15.91%) ASP.NET MVC
7 6 (13.64%) AngularJS
7 6 (13.64%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 6 (13.64%) Web Services
7 6 (13.64%) XML
7 6 (13.64%) .NET Framework
8 5 (11.36%) MSMQ
9 4 (9.09%) ASP.NET Web API
10 3 (6.82%) LESS
10 3 (6.82%) Apache Camel
10 3 (6.82%) KnockoutJS
10 3 (6.82%) HTML5
11 2 (4.55%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 8 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
1 8 (18.18%) Hybrid Cloud
2 1 (2.27%) N-Tier
2 1 (2.27%) CMDB
2 1 (2.27%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (2.27%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 3 (6.82%) Windows
2 1 (2.27%) Linux
2 1 (2.27%) Android
2 1 (2.27%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (36.36%) SOA
2 13 (29.55%) MVC
3 12 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (18.18%) Software Engineering
4 8 (18.18%) Reverse Engineering
4 8 (18.18%) Low Latency
5 7 (15.91%) Enterprise Architecture
6 6 (13.64%) E-Commerce
6 6 (13.64%) Microservices
7 5 (11.36%) Data Modelling
7 5 (11.36%) TDD
7 5 (11.36%) AOP
8 4 (9.09%) Business Intelligence
9 3 (6.82%) Migration
9 3 (6.82%) Scrum
9 3 (6.82%) Data Transformation
9 3 (6.82%) Open Source
9 3 (6.82%) Waterfall
10 2 (4.55%) Responsive Web Design
10 2 (4.55%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 31 (70.45%) C#
2 19 (43.18%) SQL
3 12 (27.27%) JavaScript
4 6 (13.64%) Java
5 3 (6.82%) C++
6 2 (4.55%) T-SQL
6 2 (4.55%) VB
6 2 (4.55%) VB.NET
7 1 (2.27%) XPath
7 1 (2.27%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (2.27%) PRINCE2 Certification
Systems Management
1 1 (2.27%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 19 (43.18%) Microsoft
2 4 (9.09%) Atlassian
3 3 (6.82%) Sitecore
3 3 (6.82%) TIBCO
3 3 (6.82%) WSO2
4 2 (4.55%) Citrix
4 2 (4.55%) Remedy
4 2 (4.55%) OpenText
4 2 (4.55%) Endeca
4 2 (4.55%) hybris
5 1 (2.27%) Xamarin
5 1 (2.27%) Adobe