The table below looks at the statistics for .NET skills in IT contracts advertised for the Bedfordshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited .NET over the 3 months to 25 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
25 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft .NET (dotNet)
Rank 26 22 19
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -3
Contract jobs citing .NET 11 19 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 3.17% 4.91% 6.38%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 22.92% 37.25% 31.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 16 23
Median daily rate £450 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £523 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
- +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.75 £41.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-0.60% +17.14%
.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
48 51 99
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 13.83% 13.18% 20.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 40 64
Median daily rate £425 £375 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £500 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £36.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £40.00 £34.75
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +15.10%

.NET
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Bedfordshire region citing .NET as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 25 July 2016.

.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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing .NET within the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 25 July 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Luton -4 6 £485 +21.25% 10
Bedford +1 3 £250 -33.33% 4
.NET
East of England

.NET
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 25 July 2016, IT contractor jobs citing .NET also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Bedfordshire region with a requirement for .NET.

1 33 (76.74%) C#
2 25 (58.14%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (58.14%) Microsoft
3 22 (51.16%) SOA
3 22 (51.16%) SOAP
3 22 (51.16%) Software Engineering
4 21 (48.84%) REST
5 19 (44.19%) Reverse Engineering
5 19 (44.19%) Analytical Skills
6 17 (39.53%) Microservices
7 13 (30.23%) ASP.NET Web API
8 12 (27.91%) User Stories
8 12 (27.91%) E-Commerce
8 12 (27.91%) Middleware
9 11 (25.58%) TDD
9 11 (25.58%) Low Latency
9 11 (25.58%) Hybrid Cloud
10 10 (23.26%) Red Hat
10 10 (23.26%) MS Excel
11 9 (20.93%) WCF
12 8 (18.60%) JBoss
13 6 (13.95%) Data Modelling
13 6 (13.95%) Sitecore
14 5 (11.63%) Atlassian
14 5 (11.63%) JIRA
14 5 (11.63%) AOP
14 5 (11.63%) .NET Framework
14 5 (11.63%) Confluence
14 5 (11.63%) SQL Server
14 5 (11.63%) Data Transformation

.NET
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 8 (18.60%) JBoss
2 5 (11.63%) Confluence
3 4 (9.30%) CMS
3 4 (9.30%) Sitecore CMS
4 2 (4.65%) BizTalk Server
4 2 (4.65%) SharePoint
4 2 (4.65%) SharePoint 2013
4 2 (4.65%) WebSphere
5 1 (2.33%) Apache ServiceMix
5 1 (2.33%) Mule
5 1 (2.33%) Umbraco
Applications
1 10 (23.26%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.65%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (4.65%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.33%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.33%) DNS
1 1 (2.33%) LAN
1 1 (2.33%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (11.63%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.65%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.33%) RDBMS
3 1 (2.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (2.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (2.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 5 (11.63%) JIRA
2 4 (9.30%) SpecFlow
3 2 (4.65%) Git (software)
3 2 (4.65%) Jasmine
3 2 (4.65%) Selenium
3 2 (4.65%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (4.65%) TeamCity
3 2 (4.65%) WebDriver
4 1 (2.33%) Octopus Deploy
4 1 (2.33%) Vagrant
General
1 4 (9.30%) Retail
Job Titles
1 26 (60.47%) Developer
2 14 (32.56%) Senior Developer
3 13 (30.23%) .NET Developer
4 12 (27.91%) Architect
5 10 (23.26%) Designer
5 10 (23.26%) Technical Architect
6 9 (20.93%) Senior Designer
7 6 (13.95%) .NET Designer
8 5 (11.63%) Senior .NET Developer
8 5 (11.63%) SOA Designer
9 4 (9.30%) Sitecore Developer
9 4 (9.30%) SOA Developer
10 3 (6.98%) Agile .NET Developer
10 3 (6.98%) Agile Developer
10 3 (6.98%) C# .NET Developer
10 3 (6.98%) C# Developer
10 3 (6.98%) Integration Developer
10 3 (6.98%) Messaging Developer
10 3 (6.98%) Middleware Architect
10 3 (6.98%) Senior Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (51.16%) SOAP
2 21 (48.84%) REST
3 13 (30.23%) ASP.NET Web API
4 12 (27.91%) Middleware
5 9 (20.93%) WCF
6 5 (11.63%) .NET Framework
7 3 (6.98%) ASP.NET
7 3 (6.98%) HTML
8 2 (4.65%) ActiveMQ
8 2 (4.65%) CSS
8 2 (4.65%) MSMQ
8 2 (4.65%) WPF
9 1 (2.33%) AngularJS
9 1 (2.33%) ASP.NET MVC
9 1 (2.33%) CSS3
9 1 (2.33%) HTML5
9 1 (2.33%) jQuery
9 1 (2.33%) KnockoutJS
9 1 (2.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 1 (2.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 19 (44.19%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (25.58%) Hybrid Cloud
3 1 (2.33%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (2.33%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 3 (6.98%) Windows
2 2 (4.65%) Android
2 2 (4.65%) Apple iOS
3 1 (2.33%) Linux
3 1 (2.33%) Windows Server
3 1 (2.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (2.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (58.14%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (51.16%) SOA
2 22 (51.16%) Software Engineering
3 19 (44.19%) Reverse Engineering
4 17 (39.53%) Microservices
5 12 (27.91%) E-Commerce
5 12 (27.91%) User Stories
6 11 (25.58%) Low Latency
6 11 (25.58%) TDD
7 6 (13.95%) Data Modelling
8 5 (11.63%) AOP
8 5 (11.63%) Data Transformation
9 4 (9.30%) BDD
10 3 (6.98%) Migration
10 3 (6.98%) MVC
11 2 (4.65%) Agile Testing
11 2 (4.65%) Automation Testing
11 2 (4.65%) QA Automation
11 2 (4.65%) Scrum
11 2 (4.65%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 33 (76.74%) C#
2 4 (9.30%) JavaScript
2 4 (9.30%) SQL
3 1 (2.33%) PowerShell
3 1 (2.33%) T-SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.65%) QA
1 2 (4.65%) SDET
Systems Management
1 1 (2.33%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 25 (58.14%) Microsoft
2 10 (23.26%) Red Hat
3 6 (13.95%) Sitecore
4 5 (11.63%) Atlassian
5 2 (4.65%) hybris
5 2 (4.65%) IBM
5 2 (4.65%) Xamarin
6 1 (2.33%) Apigee
6 1 (2.33%) Mashery
6 1 (2.33%) Oracle
6 1 (2.33%) TIBCO
6 1 (2.33%) WSO2