The first table below looks at the demand for .NET skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cambridge region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited .NET over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category for the Cambridge region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft .NET (dotNet)
Rank 5 19 6
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -13
Contract jobs citing .NET 48 27 73
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 13.15% 6.99% 15.27%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 34.53% 25.96% 41.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 16 44
Average daily rate £306 £399 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.19% +22.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £209
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £415 £447
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 4
Average hourly rate £35.00 £38.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% +10.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £29.16
% change year-on-year
- +20.02%
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Cambridge
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
139 104 175
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 38.08% 26.94% 36.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 86 55 96
Average daily rate £300 £300 £300
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £400 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £333 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.46% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 7 16
Average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
- +12.90%
.NET
Cambridgeshire

.NET
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

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

.NET Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

.NET
Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

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

.NET Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

.NET
Daily Rate Histogram in Cambridge

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing .NET across the Cambridge region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

.NET Daily Rate Histogram in Cambridge

.NET
Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

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

.NET Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

.NET
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridge 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 51 (77.27%) C#
2 41 (62.12%) ASP.NET
3 33 (50.00%) MVC
4 30 (45.45%) SQL Server
5 22 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC
6 21 (31.82%) Microsoft
7 20 (30.30%) HTML
7 20 (30.30%) SQL
7 20 (30.30%) CSS
8 16 (24.24%) JavaScript
8 16 (24.24%) TDD
9 13 (19.70%) .NET Framework
9 13 (19.70%) SQL Server 2008
10 12 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
11 11 (16.67%) WCF
12 10 (15.15%) jQuery
13 9 (13.64%) Visual Studio
14 8 (12.12%) Web Services
14 8 (12.12%) SQL Server 2012
15 7 (10.61%) CSS3
15 7 (10.61%) ASP.NET MVC 4
15 7 (10.61%) SharePoint 2010
15 7 (10.61%) SharePoint
15 7 (10.61%) Software Engineering
15 7 (10.61%) Scrum
16 6 (9.09%) Retail
16 6 (9.09%) MySQL
16 6 (9.09%) T-SQL
16 6 (9.09%) Migration
16 6 (9.09%) Razor View Engine

.NET
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridge 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 7 (10.61%) SharePoint 2010
1 7 (10.61%) SharePoint
2 3 (4.55%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (3.03%) WebSphere
3 2 (3.03%) IIS
4 1 (1.52%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (1.52%) Node.js
4 1 (1.52%) CMS
Applications
1 3 (4.55%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.52%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (3.03%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.52%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.52%) Office 365
1 1 (1.52%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.03%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (45.45%) SQL Server
2 13 (19.70%) SQL Server 2008
3 8 (12.12%) SQL Server 2012
4 6 (9.09%) MySQL
5 3 (4.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (1.52%) Relational Database
6 1 (1.52%) Neo4j
6 1 (1.52%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (1.52%) MongoDB
6 1 (1.52%) NoSQL
6 1 (1.52%) RavenDB
6 1 (1.52%) RDBMS
6 1 (1.52%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (1.52%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 9 (13.64%) Visual Studio
2 4 (6.06%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (4.55%) MSTest
3 3 (4.55%) NUnit
4 2 (3.03%) JIRA
4 2 (3.03%) Selenium
4 2 (3.03%) JMeter
5 1 (1.52%) MSBuild
5 1 (1.52%) TeamCity
5 1 (1.52%) Git (software)
5 1 (1.52%) WiX
5 1 (1.52%) MorphX
5 1 (1.52%) Subversion
General
1 6 (9.09%) Retail
2 4 (6.06%) Online Betting
2 4 (6.06%) Games
3 3 (4.55%) Legal
4 1 (1.52%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.52%) Advertising
4 1 (1.52%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 47 (71.21%) Developer
2 21 (31.82%) .NET Developer
3 16 (24.24%) C# Developer
4 13 (19.70%) ASP.NET Developer
4 13 (19.70%) C# .NET Developer
5 10 (15.15%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 9 (13.64%) Architect
7 6 (9.09%) SharePoint Developer
7 6 (9.09%) Technical Architect
7 6 (9.09%) Web Developer
8 4 (6.06%) Senior Developer
8 4 (6.06%) Front-End Developer
9 3 (4.55%) Front-End Web Developer
9 3 (4.55%) Tester
9 3 (4.55%) Software Engineer
9 3 (4.55%) Software Tester
10 2 (3.03%) Senior C# Developer
10 2 (3.03%) Solutions Architect
10 2 (3.03%) SharePoint Administrator
10 2 (3.03%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (62.12%) ASP.NET
2 22 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC
3 20 (30.30%) HTML
3 20 (30.30%) CSS
4 13 (19.70%) .NET Framework
5 11 (16.67%) WCF
6 10 (15.15%) jQuery
7 8 (12.12%) Web Services
8 7 (10.61%) CSS3
8 7 (10.61%) ASP.NET MVC 4
9 6 (9.09%) Razor View Engine
10 5 (7.58%) HTML5
10 5 (7.58%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
10 5 (7.58%) XML
10 5 (7.58%) Ajax
10 5 (7.58%) WPF
11 4 (6.06%) LINQ
11 4 (6.06%) ASP.NET MVC 2
11 4 (6.06%) KnockoutJS
12 3 (4.55%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 2 (3.03%) Client/Server
2 1 (1.52%) Mobile App
2 1 (1.52%) New Media
2 1 (1.52%) Smartcard
2 1 (1.52%) N-Tier
2 1 (1.52%) RIA
2 1 (1.52%) Computer Science
2 1 (1.52%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 3 (4.55%) Windows
2 1 (1.52%) CentOS
2 1 (1.52%) Android
2 1 (1.52%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (50.00%) MVC
2 16 (24.24%) TDD
3 12 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (10.61%) Software Engineering
4 7 (10.61%) Scrum
5 6 (9.09%) Migration
6 5 (7.58%) E-Commerce
6 5 (7.58%) OOP
7 4 (6.06%) Enterprise Architecture
7 4 (6.06%) OO
7 4 (6.06%) RAD
7 4 (6.06%) BDD
8 3 (4.55%) Test Scripting
8 3 (4.55%) SOA
9 2 (3.03%) TOGAF
9 2 (3.03%) Unit Testing
9 2 (3.03%) CRM
9 2 (3.03%) Project Management
9 2 (3.03%) Kanban
9 2 (3.03%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 51 (77.27%) C#
2 20 (30.30%) SQL
3 16 (24.24%) JavaScript
4 6 (9.09%) T-SQL
5 5 (7.58%) PHP
6 3 (4.55%) PowerShell
6 3 (4.55%) VB.NET
6 3 (4.55%) Java
7 2 (3.03%) Ruby
7 2 (3.03%) C++
8 1 (1.52%) XAML
8 1 (1.52%) Lisp
8 1 (1.52%) PL/SQL
8 1 (1.52%) Delphi
8 1 (1.52%) X++
Qualifications
1 1 (1.52%) CCNP
1 1 (1.52%) CCNA
1 1 (1.52%) CISSP
1 1 (1.52%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (1.52%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.06%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.52%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (1.52%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 21 (31.82%) Microsoft
2 4 (6.06%) Oracle
3 2 (3.03%) webMethods
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