The table below looks at the statistics for .NET skills in IT contracts advertised for the Berkshire 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 13 19 12
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -7
Contract jobs citing .NET 192 192 263
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 7.96% 7.33% 8.47%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 38.71% 31.22% 45.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 101 90 101
Average daily rate
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£413 £375 £382
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -1.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £541 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £21.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
.NET
South East

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 Berkshire region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
496 615 581
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 20.57% 23.46% 18.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 264 357 220
Average daily rate £363 £350 £364
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% -3.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £440 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 10 17
Average hourly rate £14.00 £36.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-61.11% +80.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.40 £32.40 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.60 £36.00 £46.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%

.NET
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

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

.NET Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

.NET
Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

.NET Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

.NET
Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing .NET across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 1 October 2014.

.NET Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

.NET
Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

.NET Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

.NET
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing .NET within the Berkshire 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
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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
Reading +1 74 £413 +3.12% 32
Slough -1 27 £375 -16.66% 6
Newbury +1 6 £413 +42.24% 11
Maidenhead -13 6 £338 +12.50% 4
Bracknell 0 5 £325 -13.33% 2
Windsor -2 2 £350 - 6
Hungerford - 2 £320 - 2
Ascot - 2 £356 -
Wokingham +3 1 - - 3
.NET
South East

.NET
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire 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.

1 223 (54.66%) C#
2 151 (37.01%) ASP.NET
3 147 (36.03%) SQL Server
4 135 (33.09%) SQL
5 127 (31.13%) JavaScript
6 108 (26.47%) HTML
7 99 (24.26%) MVC
7 99 (24.26%) Agile Software Development
8 95 (23.28%) Microsoft
9 83 (20.34%) CSS
10 81 (19.85%) Windows
11 77 (18.87%) XML
12 72 (17.65%) CRM
13 67 (16.42%) .NET Framework
14 62 (15.20%) SharePoint
15 60 (14.71%) Java
16 59 (14.46%) Web Services
17 57 (13.97%) Security Cleared
18 56 (13.73%) WCF
19 55 (13.48%) IIS
20 47 (11.52%) jQuery
21 46 (11.27%) SC Cleared
22 45 (11.03%) TOGAF
22 45 (11.03%) Visual Studio
23 44 (10.78%) SQL Server 2008
24 40 (9.80%) Web Development
24 40 (9.80%) Oracle
25 39 (9.56%) Workflow
26 38 (9.31%) ASP.NET MVC
27 37 (9.07%) Microsoft Azure

.NET
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire 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 62 (15.20%) SharePoint
2 55 (13.48%) IIS
3 36 (8.82%) BizTalk Server
4 31 (7.60%) SharePoint Server
5 18 (4.41%) SharePoint 2010
5 18 (4.41%) SharePoint 2013
6 12 (2.94%) Lync
6 12 (2.94%) Exchange Server 2013
7 11 (2.70%) CMS
8 10 (2.45%) WebSphere
8 10 (2.45%) Sitecore CMS
9 6 (1.47%) ArcGIS
10 5 (1.23%) IBM Notes
11 4 (0.98%) TIBCO EMS
11 4 (0.98%) Oracle Spatial
11 4 (0.98%) Umbraco
11 4 (0.98%) Apache
12 3 (0.74%) Liferay
12 3 (0.74%) Drupal
13 2 (0.49%) Node.js
Applications
1 35 (8.58%) MS Excel
2 25 (6.13%) MS Office
3 4 (0.98%) InfoPath
4 1 (0.25%) Simulink
4 1 (0.25%) AutoCAD
4 1 (0.25%) MS Project
4 1 (0.25%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.25%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 34 (8.33%) Dynamics CRM
2 13 (3.19%) Dynamics AX
3 4 (0.98%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 4 (0.98%) BusinessWorks
4 3 (0.74%) WebTrends
5 2 (0.49%) Pivotal CRM
5 2 (0.49%) Cordys
6 1 (0.25%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.25%) Tridion
6 1 (0.25%) Google Analytics
6 1 (0.25%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 37 (9.07%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (2.70%) Cloud Computing
3 9 (2.21%) SaaS
4 8 (1.96%) PaaS
5 6 (1.47%) Force.com
6 2 (0.49%) Office 365
6 2 (0.49%) GitHub
7 1 (0.25%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 24 (5.88%) Internet
2 13 (3.19%) DNS
2 13 (3.19%) HTTP
2 13 (3.19%) LDAP
3 11 (2.70%) HTTPS
4 10 (2.45%) FTP
5 7 (1.72%) SSL
6 5 (1.23%) RTP
7 4 (0.98%) DHCP
7 4 (0.98%) TCP/IP
7 4 (0.98%) ISDN
7 4 (0.98%) VoIP
8 3 (0.74%) Firewall
8 3 (0.74%) ATM
8 3 (0.74%) VPN
8 3 (0.74%) SSH
9 2 (0.49%) GPRS
9 2 (0.49%) Intranet
10 1 (0.25%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 1 (0.25%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 147 (36.03%) SQL Server
2 44 (10.78%) SQL Server 2008
3 34 (8.33%) SQL Server 2005
4 24 (5.88%) SQL Server 2012
5 21 (5.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 17 (4.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 15 (3.68%) Oracle Database
8 13 (3.19%) OLAP
8 13 (3.19%) DTS
9 12 (2.94%) IDOL
10 10 (2.45%) Relational Database
11 7 (1.72%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 6 (1.47%) Data Mining
12 6 (1.47%) Data Warehouse
12 6 (1.47%) Oracle Reports
12 6 (1.47%) MySQL
13 5 (1.23%) DB2
13 5 (1.23%) Oracle Database 10g
14 4 (0.98%) Oracle Database 11g
15 3 (0.74%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 45 (11.03%) Visual Studio
2 23 (5.64%) Team Foundation Server
3 12 (2.94%) TeamCity
3 12 (2.94%) MSBuild
4 10 (2.45%) Git (software)
5 9 (2.21%) Jenkins
6 7 (1.72%) Subversion
7 6 (1.47%) Selenium
7 6 (1.47%) MSTest
7 6 (1.47%) TestDirector
8 5 (1.23%) SoapUI
8 5 (1.23%) JIRA
9 4 (0.98%) NUnit
9 4 (0.98%) Eclipse
9 4 (0.98%) Ant
10 2 (0.49%) Visual Studio Team System
10 2 (0.49%) Toad
10 2 (0.49%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 2 (0.49%) WinDbg
11 1 (0.25%) Jasmine
General
1 32 (7.84%) Finance
2 20 (4.90%) Telecoms
3 11 (2.70%) Marketing
4 7 (1.72%) Advertising
5 6 (1.47%) Manufacturing
6 4 (0.98%) Banking
6 4 (0.98%) Electronics
7 2 (0.49%) Retail
8 1 (0.25%) Military
Job Titles
1 209 (51.23%) Developer
2 68 (16.67%) .NET Developer
3 67 (16.42%) Architect
4 48 (11.76%) Solutions Architect
5 29 (7.11%) Consultant
6 26 (6.37%) SharePoint Developer
6 26 (6.37%) C# Developer
7 24 (5.88%) ASP.NET Developer
7 24 (5.88%) Analyst
8 22 (5.39%) Web Developer
9 18 (4.41%) Software Developer
10 15 (3.68%) Test Manager
11 14 (3.43%) Technical Architect
11 14 (3.43%) C# .NET Developer
12 12 (2.94%) Technical Manager
13 11 (2.70%) Dynamics CRM Consultant
13 11 (2.70%) CRM Consultant
13 11 (2.70%) Technical Leader
14 10 (2.45%) Microsoft Consultant
14 10 (2.45%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 151 (37.01%) ASP.NET
2 108 (26.47%) HTML
3 83 (20.34%) CSS
4 77 (18.87%) XML
5 67 (16.42%) .NET Framework
6 59 (14.46%) Web Services
7 56 (13.73%) WCF
8 47 (11.52%) jQuery
9 38 (9.31%) ASP.NET MVC
10 33 (8.09%) Ajax
10 33 (8.09%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
11 28 (6.86%) SOAP
12 27 (6.62%) J2EE
13 26 (6.37%) HTML5
14 19 (4.66%) WPF
15 18 (4.41%) KnockoutJS
16 17 (4.17%) JSON
17 16 (3.92%) ASP.NET Web API
18 14 (3.43%) XSLT
18 14 (3.43%) ASP.NET MVC 4
Miscellaneous
1 18 (4.41%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (3.68%) Mobile App
2 15 (3.68%) Management Information System
3 12 (2.94%) Computer Science
3 12 (2.94%) Inversion of Control
4 11 (2.70%) Clustering
5 10 (2.45%) iSeries
6 9 (2.21%) Web 2.0
7 7 (1.72%) Enterprise Software
7 7 (1.72%) GIS
8 5 (1.23%) Mobile Computing
8 5 (1.23%) Open Source
9 4 (0.98%) Statistics
9 4 (0.98%) DTV
9 4 (0.98%) Algorithms
10 3 (0.74%) AS400
10 3 (0.74%) Social Media
10 3 (0.74%) Wiki
10 3 (0.74%) PKI
10 3 (0.74%) IPTV
Operating Systems
1 81 (19.85%) Windows
2 28 (6.86%) Windows Server 2003
3 15 (3.68%) Windows Server 2008
4 12 (2.94%) Linux
5 9 (2.21%) UNIX
6 5 (1.23%) Apple iOS
7 4 (0.98%) Windows 2000 Server
7 4 (0.98%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (0.74%) Windows XP
8 3 (0.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (0.49%) Android
10 1 (0.25%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.25%) Windows Phone
10 1 (0.25%) HPUX
10 1 (0.25%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 99 (24.26%) MVC
1 99 (24.26%) Agile Software Development
2 72 (17.65%) CRM
3 45 (11.03%) TOGAF
4 40 (9.80%) Web Development
5 39 (9.56%) Workflow
6 29 (7.11%) OO
7 24 (5.88%) SOA
8 23 (5.64%) Scrum
9 17 (4.17%) Analytics
9 17 (4.17%) Validation
9 17 (4.17%) Business Intelligence
10 16 (3.92%) TDD
10 16 (3.92%) Migration
11 15 (3.68%) Project Management
12 13 (3.19%) ETL
13 12 (2.94%) Dependency Injection
13 12 (2.94%) E-Commerce
14 11 (2.70%) Disaster Recovery
15 10 (2.45%) Document Management
Programming Languages
1 223 (54.66%) C#
2 135 (33.09%) SQL
3 127 (31.13%) JavaScript
4 60 (14.71%) Java
5 34 (8.33%) T-SQL
6 28 (6.86%) C++
7 21 (5.15%) VB.NET
8 16 (3.92%) PowerShell
9 12 (2.94%) PL/SQL
10 10 (2.45%) VBScript
11 9 (2.21%) RPG
12 8 (1.96%) C
12 8 (1.96%) PHP
13 6 (1.47%) Apex Code
14 5 (1.23%) SOQL
14 5 (1.23%) SOSL
14 5 (1.23%) Python
15 4 (0.98%) VC++
15 4 (0.98%) Perl
15 4 (0.98%) R
Qualifications
1 57 (13.97%) Security Cleared
2 46 (11.27%) SC Cleared
3 32 (7.84%) Degree
4 19 (4.66%) Microsoft Certification
5 8 (1.96%) MCTS
5 8 (1.96%) MCSE
6 4 (0.98%) DV Cleared
6 4 (0.98%) CCNA
6 4 (0.98%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (0.98%) CCVP
7 3 (0.74%) MCITP
8 2 (0.49%) MCPD
8 2 (0.49%) CISSP
9 1 (0.25%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (6.62%) QA
2 10 (2.45%) SLA
3 3 (0.74%) ISO 9001
4 2 (0.49%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 26 (6.37%) Active Directory
2 11 (2.70%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.25%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 1 (0.25%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (0.25%) Puppet
Vendors
1 95 (23.28%) Microsoft
2 40 (9.80%) Oracle
3 32 (7.84%) Salesforce.com
4 14 (3.43%) IBM
5 12 (2.94%) Meridio
5 12 (2.94%) Sitecore
5 12 (2.94%) Siebel
6 11 (2.70%) Metastorm
7 8 (1.96%) SAP
8 7 (1.72%) ESRI
8 7 (1.72%) Cisco
9 5 (1.23%) Lotus
10 4 (0.98%) TIBCO
10 4 (0.98%) Open Text
11 3 (0.74%) Cognos
11 3 (0.74%) Red Hat
11 3 (0.74%) Unica
11 3 (0.74%) Omniture
12 2 (0.49%) Google
12 2 (0.49%) DevExpress
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