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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft .NET (dotNet)
Rank 17 15 16
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +1
Contract jobs citing .NET 31 36 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 7.31% 8.11% 6.09%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 46.27% 55.38% 38.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 20 8
Average daily rate
Keep up to 90%
of your Daily Rate
Get a Free Illustration
£575 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+53.33% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £323 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £638 £453 £455
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
.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 65 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 15.80% 14.64% 15.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 34 19
Average daily rate £485 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+29.33% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £262 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £638 £425 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -

.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 17 April 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 17 April 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
(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 18 £606 +61.66% 9
Bedford - 8 £561 - 14
Dunstable - - - - 1
Leighton Buzzard - - - -
Shefford - - - -
.NET
East of England

.NET
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 41 (60.29%) Microsoft
2 35 (51.47%) E-Commerce
3 34 (50.00%) C#
4 32 (47.06%) ASP.NET
5 27 (39.71%) Microsoft Azure
6 22 (32.35%) Amazon AWS
6 22 (32.35%) IIS
7 21 (30.88%) Active Directory
7 21 (30.88%) Agile Software Development
8 20 (29.41%) MVC
9 19 (27.94%) jQuery
10 18 (26.47%) SQL Server
11 17 (25.00%) SOA
12 16 (23.53%) ASP.NET MVC
13 15 (22.06%) Windows
14 14 (20.59%) Web Services
15 12 (17.65%) JavaScript
15 12 (17.65%) WCF
16 11 (16.18%) SCCM
16 11 (16.18%) SCOM
16 11 (16.18%) DNS
16 11 (16.18%) Akamai
17 10 (14.71%) KnockoutJS
17 10 (14.71%) Cloud Computing
18 9 (13.24%) Sitecore
18 9 (13.24%) DevOps
18 9 (13.24%) SQL
18 9 (13.24%) MS Excel
18 9 (13.24%) CMS
19 8 (11.76%) ASP.NET Web API

.NET
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 22 (32.35%) IIS
2 9 (13.24%) CMS
3 6 (8.82%) Sitecore CMS
4 3 (4.41%) Umbraco
5 2 (2.94%) SharePoint
5 2 (2.94%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (1.47%) Kentico
6 1 (1.47%) NServiceBus
6 1 (1.47%) Facebook Platform
6 1 (1.47%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (1.47%) SharePoint Server
6 1 (1.47%) Confluence
Applications
1 9 (13.24%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.47%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 2 (2.94%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 27 (39.71%) Microsoft Azure
2 22 (32.35%) Amazon AWS
3 10 (14.71%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (1.47%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (1.47%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 11 (16.18%) DNS
2 5 (7.35%) DHCP
3 4 (5.88%) FTP
4 3 (4.41%) Internet
5 2 (2.94%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (26.47%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.41%) Oracle Database 10g
2 3 (4.41%) Oracle Database 11g
2 3 (4.41%) Oracle Database
3 2 (2.94%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (1.47%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 3 (4.41%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (2.94%) Git (software)
2 2 (2.94%) JUnit
2 2 (2.94%) Visual Studio
3 1 (1.47%) NUnit
3 1 (1.47%) Subversion
3 1 (1.47%) JIRA
3 1 (1.47%) Selenium
3 1 (1.47%) TeamCity
General
1 6 (8.82%) Retail
2 3 (4.41%) Marketing
3 2 (2.94%) Manufacturing
3 2 (2.94%) Electronics
3 2 (2.94%) Telecoms
3 2 (2.94%) Finance
4 1 (1.47%) Automotive
4 1 (1.47%) Legal
4 1 (1.47%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 20 (29.41%) Architect
1 20 (29.41%) Solutions Architect
1 20 (29.41%) Web Engineer
2 19 (27.94%) Developer
2 19 (27.94%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 18 (26.47%) Web Infrastructure Engineer
4 11 (16.18%) .NET Developer
5 8 (11.76%) C# Developer
5 8 (11.76%) Web Architect
5 8 (11.76%) C# .NET Developer
6 7 (10.29%) Senior Architect
6 7 (10.29%) Senior Solutions Architect
6 7 (10.29%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 6 (8.82%) ASP.NET Developer
8 3 (4.41%) Remedy Developer
9 2 (2.94%) Solutions Designer
9 2 (2.94%) Project Manager
9 2 (2.94%) Applications Developer
9 2 (2.94%) Web Developer
9 2 (2.94%) .NET Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (47.06%) ASP.NET
2 19 (27.94%) jQuery
3 16 (23.53%) ASP.NET MVC
4 14 (20.59%) Web Services
5 12 (17.65%) WCF
6 10 (14.71%) KnockoutJS
7 8 (11.76%) ASP.NET Web API
8 7 (10.29%) HTML
9 6 (8.82%) CSS
10 4 (5.88%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 4 (5.88%) ASP.NET Web Forms
11 3 (4.41%) LESS
11 3 (4.41%) Ajax
12 2 (2.94%) Backbone.js
12 2 (2.94%) AngularJS
12 2 (2.94%) OOCSS
12 2 (2.94%) Sass
12 2 (2.94%) JDBC
12 2 (2.94%) Servlets
12 2 (2.94%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 2 (2.94%) DTV
2 1 (1.47%) Statistics
2 1 (1.47%) Graphic Design
2 1 (1.47%) Mathematics
2 1 (1.47%) CMDB
2 1 (1.47%) Mobile App
2 1 (1.47%) User Experience
2 1 (1.47%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 15 (22.06%) Windows
2 1 (1.47%) Linux
2 1 (1.47%) Android
2 1 (1.47%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (51.47%) E-Commerce
2 21 (30.88%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (29.41%) MVC
4 17 (25.00%) SOA
5 9 (13.24%) DevOps
6 6 (8.82%) ITIL
7 5 (7.35%) Technical Architecture
8 4 (5.88%) Responsive Web Design
8 4 (5.88%) Project Management
9 3 (4.41%) Business Intelligence
9 3 (4.41%) Stakeholder Management
9 3 (4.41%) Digital Marketing
9 3 (4.41%) Continuous Delivery
10 2 (2.94%) Unit Testing
10 2 (2.94%) Waterfall
10 2 (2.94%) Web Development
10 2 (2.94%) Content Management
10 2 (2.94%) Software Engineering
10 2 (2.94%) Scrum
10 2 (2.94%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 34 (50.00%) C#
2 12 (17.65%) JavaScript
3 9 (13.24%) SQL
4 4 (5.88%) Java
4 4 (5.88%) PowerShell
5 2 (2.94%) PHP
6 1 (1.47%) Golang
6 1 (1.47%) C
6 1 (1.47%) C++
6 1 (1.47%) VB.NET
6 1 (1.47%) Python
6 1 (1.47%) Objective-C
6 1 (1.47%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 1 (1.47%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (1.47%) Degree
System Software
1 21 (30.88%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 11 (16.18%) SCCM
1 11 (16.18%) SCOM
2 1 (1.47%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 41 (60.29%) Microsoft
2 11 (16.18%) Akamai
3 9 (13.24%) Sitecore
4 3 (4.41%) hybris
4 3 (4.41%) Oracle
4 3 (4.41%) Remedy
5 2 (2.94%) OpenText
5 2 (2.94%) Endeca
5 2 (2.94%) SAP
5 2 (2.94%) Xamarin
6 1 (1.47%) Facebook
6 1 (1.47%) Twitter
6 1 (1.47%) Google
6 1 (1.47%) Atlassian
6 1 (1.47%) EPiServer
6 1 (1.47%) KANA