The table below looks at the statistics for .NET skills in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited .NET over the 3 months to 24 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft .NET (dotNet)
Rank 16 17 12
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -5
Contract jobs citing .NET 494 611 713
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 8.26% 8.40% 10.11%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 27.99% 28.35% 36.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 393 467 557
Average daily rate
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£425 £450 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% -5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 2
Average hourly rate £30.00 £37.50 £14.58
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +157.28%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £33.25 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+12.78% +2.30%
.NET
London

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 City of London region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
1765 2155 1955
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 29.50% 29.64% 27.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 1378 1646 1492
Average daily rate £425 £425 £425
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £585 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 12 16
Average hourly rate £19.50 £31.25 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-37.60% +78.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £25.00 £13.32
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £42.50 £49.02
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
- +16.66%

.NET
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

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

.NET Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

.NET
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

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

.NET Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

.NET
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing .NET across the City of London region over the 3 months to 24 October 2014.

.NET Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

.NET
Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

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

.NET Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

.NET
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London 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.

1 681 (68.17%) C#
2 418 (41.84%) SQL Server
3 399 (39.94%) ASP.NET
4 347 (34.73%) Agile Software Development
5 326 (32.63%) SQL
6 289 (28.93%) HTML
7 288 (28.83%) MVC
8 287 (28.73%) JavaScript
9 260 (26.03%) Finance
10 251 (25.13%) Microsoft
11 228 (22.82%) CSS
12 227 (22.72%) TDD
13 193 (19.32%) Banking
14 190 (19.02%) ASP.NET MVC
15 189 (18.92%) .NET Framework
16 179 (17.92%) jQuery
17 150 (15.02%) XML
18 147 (14.71%) WCF
19 136 (13.61%) HTML5
20 130 (13.01%) Java
21 126 (12.61%) Web Services
22 125 (12.51%) Scrum
23 119 (11.91%) Windows
24 114 (11.41%) SQL Server 2008
25 108 (10.81%) WPF
26 107 (10.71%) Oracle
27 106 (10.61%) Visual Studio
28 102 (10.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
29 100 (10.01%) BDD
30 97 (9.71%) CRM

.NET
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London 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 93 (9.31%) SharePoint
2 65 (6.51%) CMS
3 53 (5.31%) IIS
4 43 (4.30%) SharePoint 2013
5 34 (3.40%) Sitecore CMS
6 28 (2.80%) BizTalk Server
6 28 (2.80%) SharePoint 2010
7 27 (2.70%) Umbraco
8 21 (2.10%) Node.js
9 12 (1.20%) Tomcat
10 10 (1.00%) WebSphere
11 9 (0.90%) Confluence
12 7 (0.70%) Elasticsearch
12 7 (0.70%) WordPress
12 7 (0.70%) Apache
13 6 (0.60%) WebLogic
13 6 (0.60%) Kentico
14 5 (0.50%) NServiceBus
15 4 (0.40%) Sitefinity
15 4 (0.40%) Joomla!
Applications
1 66 (6.61%) MS Excel
2 16 (1.60%) MS Office
3 11 (1.10%) Photoshop
4 6 (0.60%) InfoPath
5 5 (0.50%) MS Project
6 4 (0.40%) MS Visio
6 4 (0.40%) MS PowerPoint
7 3 (0.30%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 3 (0.30%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.10%) GIMP
8 1 (0.10%) OmniGraffle
8 1 (0.10%) PowerPivot
8 1 (0.10%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 76 (7.61%) Dynamics CRM
2 14 (1.40%) Markit EDM
3 7 (0.70%) Dynamics AX
3 7 (0.70%) CODA-Financials
4 4 (0.40%) Oracle BPM
4 4 (0.40%) Oracle EBS
5 2 (0.20%) Oracle CRM
5 2 (0.20%) Remedy ITSM
5 2 (0.20%) Tridion
5 2 (0.20%) WebTrends
5 2 (0.20%) Magento
5 2 (0.20%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
6 1 (0.10%) BusinessWorks
6 1 (0.10%) Endur
6 1 (0.10%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 1 (0.10%) AWD
6 1 (0.10%) Google Analytics
6 1 (0.10%) ReMetrica
6 1 (0.10%) Oracle Payables
6 1 (0.10%) Oracle Cash Management
Cloud Services
1 33 (3.30%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (1.10%) SaaS
3 6 (0.60%) PaaS
3 6 (0.60%) Cloud Computing
4 5 (0.50%) Office 365
5 4 (0.40%) GitHub
5 4 (0.40%) Amazon EC2
6 2 (0.20%) Force.com
7 1 (0.10%) Google App Engine
7 1 (0.10%) IaaS
7 1 (0.10%) Gitorious
7 1 (0.10%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 24 (2.40%) Internet
2 17 (1.70%) Intranet
3 14 (1.40%) HTTP
4 9 (0.90%) SAN
5 5 (0.50%) DNS
5 5 (0.50%) NAS
6 4 (0.40%) Extranet
7 3 (0.30%) SSL
7 3 (0.30%) TCP/IP
7 3 (0.30%) DHCP
7 3 (0.30%) FTP
7 3 (0.30%) AMQP
7 3 (0.30%) Wireshark
8 2 (0.20%) VLAN
8 2 (0.20%) tcpdump
8 2 (0.20%) LDAP
8 2 (0.20%) Firewall
9 1 (0.10%) IPsec
9 1 (0.10%) SSH
9 1 (0.10%) BIG-IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 418 (41.84%) SQL Server
2 114 (11.41%) SQL Server 2008
3 102 (10.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 83 (8.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 42 (4.20%) SQL Server 2012
6 39 (3.90%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 35 (3.50%) SQL Server 2005
7 35 (3.50%) Data Warehouse
8 29 (2.90%) Relational Database
9 25 (2.50%) Oracle Database
10 21 (2.10%) MongoDB
10 21 (2.10%) NoSQL
11 20 (2.00%) MySQL
12 16 (1.60%) QlikView
13 14 (1.40%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 13 (1.30%) Big Data
15 12 (1.20%) RDBMS
16 10 (1.00%) Data Mining
16 10 (1.00%) SQL Server 2000
17 9 (0.90%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 106 (10.61%) Visual Studio
2 69 (6.91%) NUnit
3 65 (6.51%) Team Foundation Server
4 54 (5.41%) Subversion
5 40 (4.00%) JIRA
5 40 (4.00%) Selenium
6 37 (3.70%) TeamCity
7 33 (3.30%) SpecFlow
8 32 (3.20%) Git (software)
9 19 (1.90%) WebDriver
9 19 (1.90%) Cucumber
9 19 (1.90%) Jenkins
10 18 (1.80%) MSTest
11 17 (1.70%) CruiseControl
12 14 (1.40%) Maven
13 12 (1.20%) QuickTest Pro
14 11 (1.10%) FitNesse
14 11 (1.10%) Mercurial
15 10 (1.00%) Moq
16 9 (0.90%) Rhino Mocks
General
1 260 (26.03%) Finance
2 193 (19.32%) Banking
3 76 (7.61%) Investment Banking
4 72 (7.21%) Front Office
5 34 (3.40%) Advertising
6 22 (2.20%) Retail
7 20 (2.00%) Marketing
8 13 (1.30%) Legal
9 11 (1.10%) Publishing
9 11 (1.10%) Back Office
10 10 (1.00%) Law
11 6 (0.60%) Telecoms
12 5 (0.50%) Financial Institution
13 4 (0.40%) Games
13 4 (0.40%) International Banking
14 2 (0.20%) Retail Banking
14 2 (0.20%) Automotive
15 1 (0.10%) Multimedia
15 1 (0.10%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 680 (68.07%) Developer
2 251 (25.13%) .NET Developer
3 188 (18.82%) C# Developer
4 102 (10.21%) C# .NET Developer
5 89 (8.91%) Senior Developer
6 72 (7.21%) Analyst
7 67 (6.71%) Architect
8 48 (4.80%) CRM Developer
9 44 (4.40%) Web Developer
9 44 (4.40%) ASP.NET Developer
10 37 (3.70%) Dynamics CRM Developer
11 36 (3.60%) SharePoint Developer
12 35 (3.50%) Front-End Developer
12 35 (3.50%) SQL Developer
13 27 (2.70%) Technical Architect
13 27 (2.70%) C# ASP.NET Developer
14 26 (2.60%) Senior .NET Developer
15 24 (2.40%) Microsoft Developer
16 23 (2.30%) Consultant
17 21 (2.10%) Senior C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 399 (39.94%) ASP.NET
2 289 (28.93%) HTML
3 228 (22.82%) CSS
4 190 (19.02%) ASP.NET MVC
5 189 (18.92%) .NET Framework
6 179 (17.92%) jQuery
7 150 (15.02%) XML
8 147 (14.71%) WCF
9 136 (13.61%) HTML5
10 126 (12.61%) Web Services
11 108 (10.81%) WPF
12 84 (8.41%) CSS3
13 83 (8.31%) AngularJS
14 66 (6.61%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
15 61 (6.11%) Ajax
16 57 (5.71%) ASP.NET MVC 4
17 52 (5.21%) KnockoutJS
18 50 (5.01%) REST
19 43 (4.30%) LINQ
20 40 (4.00%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 56 (5.61%) Analytical Skills
2 35 (3.50%) Fixed Income
3 30 (3.00%) Derivative
3 30 (3.00%) User Experience
4 28 (2.80%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 25 (2.50%) Computer Science
5 25 (2.50%) Enterprise Software
6 17 (1.70%) Mobile App
6 17 (1.70%) Open Source
6 17 (1.70%) Credit Risk
6 17 (1.70%) N-Tier
7 16 (1.60%) Market Risk
8 15 (1.50%) Mathematics
8 15 (1.50%) Client/Server
8 15 (1.50%) Data Structures
9 12 (1.20%) Equities
10 11 (1.10%) Grid Computing
11 10 (1.00%) Algorithms
12 8 (0.80%) Hedge funds
12 8 (0.80%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 119 (11.91%) Windows
2 48 (4.80%) Linux
3 41 (4.10%) UNIX
4 17 (1.70%) Windows Server 2008
5 12 (1.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 9 (0.90%) Android
7 8 (0.80%) Windows Server 2003
8 7 (0.70%) Apple iOS
9 3 (0.30%) Windows Phone
9 3 (0.30%) AIX
10 2 (0.20%) HPUX
10 2 (0.20%) Solaris
10 2 (0.20%) Windows XP
10 2 (0.20%) MVS
10 2 (0.20%) VME
10 2 (0.20%) Windows 7
11 1 (0.10%) SUSE
11 1 (0.10%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.10%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.10%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 347 (34.73%) Agile Software Development
2 288 (28.83%) MVC
3 227 (22.72%) TDD
4 125 (12.51%) Scrum
5 100 (10.01%) BDD
6 97 (9.71%) CRM
7 90 (9.01%) OO
8 78 (7.81%) Continuous Integration
9 66 (6.61%) E-Commerce
10 52 (5.21%) Migration
11 47 (4.70%) Web Development
12 45 (4.50%) Workflow
13 42 (4.20%) Business Intelligence
14 41 (4.10%) SOA
15 38 (3.80%) Project Management
15 38 (3.80%) Multithreading
15 38 (3.80%) Unit Testing
16 34 (3.40%) MVVM
16 34 (3.40%) ETL
16 34 (3.40%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 681 (68.17%) C#
2 326 (32.63%) SQL
3 287 (28.73%) JavaScript
4 130 (13.01%) Java
5 90 (9.01%) T-SQL
6 43 (4.30%) VB.NET
7 32 (3.20%) C++
8 30 (3.00%) PL/SQL
9 27 (2.70%) VBA
9 27 (2.70%) VB
10 23 (2.30%) PowerShell
11 19 (1.90%) PHP
12 17 (1.70%) Ruby
13 16 (1.60%) VBScript
14 15 (1.50%) Python
14 15 (1.50%) Perl
15 14 (1.40%) C
16 13 (1.30%) XAML
17 11 (1.10%) VB6
18 6 (0.60%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 64 (6.41%) Degree
2 26 (2.60%) Security Cleared
3 16 (1.60%) SC Cleared
4 13 (1.30%) Microsoft Certification
5 12 (1.20%) DV Cleared
6 6 (0.60%) ISTQB
6 6 (0.60%) MCSE
7 4 (0.40%) LPIC
7 4 (0.40%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 2 (0.20%) MCSD
8 2 (0.20%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 2 (0.20%) MCITP
9 1 (0.10%) CFA
9 1 (0.10%) BC Cleared
9 1 (0.10%) CTC Cleared
9 1 (0.10%) Postgraduate
9 1 (0.10%) ISEB
9 1 (0.10%) MCTS
9 1 (0.10%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 1 (0.10%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 52 (5.21%) QA
2 6 (0.60%) Basel III
3 2 (0.20%) HL7
3 2 (0.20%) ISO 9001
3 2 (0.20%) WCAG
3 2 (0.20%) GPG13
4 1 (0.10%) WAI
4 1 (0.10%) COBIT
4 1 (0.10%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.10%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.10%) Data Quality
System Software
1 10 (1.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (0.90%) Active Directory
3 4 (0.40%) Platform Symphony
4 3 (0.30%) vCloud
4 3 (0.30%) vSphere
5 2 (0.20%) Varnish
5 2 (0.20%) Firmware
5 2 (0.20%) Hyper-V
5 2 (0.20%) VMware ESX
6 1 (0.10%) Nmap
6 1 (0.10%) Squid
6 1 (0.10%) Xen
6 1 (0.10%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 15 (1.50%) Control-M
2 13 (1.30%) HP Quality Center
3 10 (1.00%) Puppet
4 4 (0.40%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (0.40%) SCOM
5 2 (0.20%) Vagrant
5 2 (0.20%) SCOrch
6 1 (0.10%) logstash
6 1 (0.10%) Kibana
6 1 (0.10%) HAProxy
6 1 (0.10%) ITRS Geneos
6 1 (0.10%) Unicenter
6 1 (0.10%) CORE IMPACT
6 1 (0.10%) Nagios
6 1 (0.10%) Nessus
6 1 (0.10%) WMI
6 1 (0.10%) BladeLogic
6 1 (0.10%) SCCM
Vendors
1 251 (25.13%) Microsoft
2 107 (10.71%) Oracle
3 41 (4.10%) Sitecore
4 33 (3.30%) Sybase
5 28 (2.80%) Business Objects
6 24 (2.40%) EPiServer
7 17 (1.70%) VMware
8 13 (1.30%) Ektron
8 13 (1.30%) IBM
9 12 (1.20%) Informatica
9 12 (1.20%) Red Hat
9 12 (1.20%) DevExpress
9 12 (1.20%) RedDot
10 11 (1.10%) HP
11 10 (1.00%) TIBCO
12 8 (0.80%) Google
12 8 (0.80%) DataSynapse
13 7 (0.70%) CODA
13 7 (0.70%) Salesforce.com
14 6 (0.60%) Charles River
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