The table below looks at the statistics for .NET skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited .NET over the 3 months to 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft .NET (dotNet)
Rank 14 11 8
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -3
Contract jobs citing .NET 4012 4205 4531
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 8.64% 9.56% 11.19%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 31.63% 35.02% 39.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 2790 2726 2958
Average daily rate
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£388 £375 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 71 102
Average hourly rate £32.00 £33.84 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.43% -3.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.47 £16.00 £20.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £50.50 £42.35
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.00 £33.84 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-5.43% -3.31%
.NET
UK

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 England region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
12683 12009 11563
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 27.31% 27.30% 28.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 8620 7684 7424
Average daily rate £398 £375 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.00% +1.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £255 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 174 249 314
Average hourly rate £33.50 £33.00 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.51% -2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.99 £14.08 £19.21
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £44.85 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -7.14%

.NET
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

.NET Jobs Demand Trend in England

.NET
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

.NET Daily Rate Trend in England

.NET
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing .NET across the England region over the 3 months to 30 January 2015.

.NET Daily Rate Histogram in England

.NET
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

.NET Hourly Rate Trend in England

.NET
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing .NET across the England region over the 3 months to 30 January 2015.

.NET Hourly Rate Histogram in England

.NET
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing .NET within the England region over the 3 months to 30 January 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
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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
London +2 1719 £425 - 830
South East -2 812 £375 +7.14% 502
East of England +2 320 £375 +7.14% 225
South West -1 291 £353 +0.71% 258
Yorkshire -3 259 £340 +7.93% 257
North West -9 248 £325 - 373
West Midlands -5 190 £340 +0.18% 196
East Midlands -2 121 £325 +8.33% 121
North East 0 43 £300 - 48
Midlands +8 6 £280 -13.84% 3
.NET
UK

.NET
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England 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 5551 (66.43%) C#
2 3440 (41.17%) ASP.NET
3 3249 (38.88%) SQL Server
4 2994 (35.83%) SQL
5 2753 (32.95%) Agile Software Development
6 2678 (32.05%) JavaScript
7 2448 (29.30%) HTML
8 2303 (27.56%) Microsoft
9 2258 (27.02%) MVC
10 1915 (22.92%) CSS
11 1463 (17.51%) jQuery
12 1443 (17.27%) .NET Framework
13 1403 (16.79%) WCF
14 1356 (16.23%) Finance
15 1333 (15.95%) TDD
16 1304 (15.61%) ASP.NET MVC
17 1280 (15.32%) Web Services
18 1135 (13.58%) Windows
19 1102 (13.19%) Scrum
20 1098 (13.14%) Oracle
21 1084 (12.97%) XML
22 1076 (12.88%) Visual Studio
23 1074 (12.85%) Java
24 887 (10.62%) HTML5
25 871 (10.42%) SharePoint
26 825 (9.87%) OO
27 803 (9.61%) SQL Server 2008
28 765 (9.16%) Team Foundation Server
29 705 (8.44%) CRM
30 691 (8.27%) MS Excel

.NET
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England 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
1 871 (10.42%) SharePoint
2 574 (6.87%) IIS
3 499 (5.97%) CMS
4 331 (3.96%) BizTalk Server
5 314 (3.76%) SharePoint 2010
6 288 (3.45%) SharePoint 2013
7 193 (2.31%) Umbraco
8 167 (2.00%) Sitecore CMS
9 131 (1.57%) Node.js
10 102 (1.22%) WebSphere
11 100 (1.20%) Apache
12 82 (0.98%) Kentico
13 70 (0.84%) Tomcat
14 68 (0.81%) SharePoint Server
15 46 (0.55%) Lync
16 41 (0.49%) WebLogic
17 36 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2013
18 34 (0.41%) Confluence
19 31 (0.37%) MQSeries
19 31 (0.37%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 691 (8.27%) MS Excel
2 177 (2.12%) MS Office
3 74 (0.89%) MS Visio
4 51 (0.61%) InfoPath
5 50 (0.60%) MS PowerPoint
6 46 (0.55%) MS Project
7 45 (0.54%) Spreadsheet
8 35 (0.42%) Photoshop
9 33 (0.39%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 11 (0.13%) PowerPivot
10 11 (0.13%) Adobe Illustrator
11 9 (0.11%) Mingle
12 8 (0.096%) SPSS
13 7 (0.084%) ArcInfo
14 2 (0.024%) InDesign
14 2 (0.024%) DOC1
14 2 (0.024%) Adobe After Effects
14 2 (0.024%) Fireworks
15 1 (0.012%) OmniGraffle
15 1 (0.012%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 495 (5.92%) Dynamics CRM
2 136 (1.63%) Dynamics AX
3 104 (1.24%) Oracle EBS
4 31 (0.37%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 19 (0.23%) Markit EDM
6 18 (0.22%) Dynamics NAV
7 15 (0.18%) Endur
8 12 (0.14%) Oracle BPM
9 11 (0.13%) SmartPlant
9 11 (0.13%) CODA-Financials
10 9 (0.11%) Tridion
11 8 (0.096%) ZaiNet
11 8 (0.096%) Cognos Business Intelligence
12 6 (0.072%) WebTrends
12 6 (0.072%) Oracle Retail
12 6 (0.072%) Advent Portfolio Exchange
13 5 (0.060%) Summit
14 4 (0.048%) Oracle Cash Management
14 4 (0.048%) IntelliMatch
14 4 (0.048%) ION MarketView
Cloud Services
1 361 (4.32%) Microsoft Azure
2 78 (0.93%) Amazon AWS
3 66 (0.79%) SaaS
4 61 (0.73%) Cloud Computing
5 60 (0.72%) Office 365
6 46 (0.55%) PaaS
7 27 (0.32%) Amazon EC2
8 16 (0.19%) GitHub
9 15 (0.18%) Force.com
10 10 (0.12%) Google App Engine
10 10 (0.12%) Google Cloud Platform
11 8 (0.096%) Amazon S3
11 8 (0.096%) Yammer
12 5 (0.060%) IaaS
12 5 (0.060%) SoftLayer
13 4 (0.048%) Amazon ELB
14 3 (0.036%) Amazon SQS
15 2 (0.024%) Heroku
15 2 (0.024%) MailChimp
16 1 (0.012%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 175 (2.09%) HTTP
2 137 (1.64%) Internet
3 136 (1.63%) TCP/IP
4 128 (1.53%) Intranet
5 95 (1.14%) DNS
6 79 (0.95%) SSL
7 75 (0.90%) SAN
8 73 (0.87%) FTP
9 69 (0.83%) Firewall
10 48 (0.57%) DHCP
11 37 (0.44%) LDAP
12 31 (0.37%) HTTPS
13 30 (0.36%) Wireshark
14 24 (0.29%) VPN
15 17 (0.20%) NAS
16 15 (0.18%) IPsec
17 12 (0.14%) WAN
17 12 (0.14%) Extranet
17 12 (0.14%) Wireless
18 11 (0.13%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3249 (38.88%) SQL Server
2 803 (9.61%) SQL Server 2008
3 556 (6.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 526 (6.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 353 (4.22%) SQL Server 2012
6 347 (4.15%) Oracle Database
7 282 (3.37%) SQL Server 2005
8 235 (2.81%) Relational Database
9 229 (2.74%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 154 (1.84%) Data Warehouse
11 140 (1.68%) MySQL
12 121 (1.45%) Oracle Database 11g
13 115 (1.38%) NoSQL
14 99 (1.18%) Oracle Reports
15 89 (1.07%) MongoDB
16 76 (0.91%) MS Access
16 76 (0.91%) SQL Server 2000
17 68 (0.81%) Oracle Database 10g
18 64 (0.77%) RDBMS
19 62 (0.74%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 1076 (12.88%) Visual Studio
2 765 (9.16%) Team Foundation Server
3 377 (4.51%) NUnit
4 289 (3.46%) Subversion
5 271 (3.24%) Selenium
6 260 (3.11%) Git (software)
7 194 (2.32%) SpecFlow
8 184 (2.20%) JIRA
9 154 (1.84%) TeamCity
10 153 (1.83%) Jenkins
11 119 (1.42%) MSTest
12 103 (1.23%) Rhino Mocks
12 103 (1.23%) Moq
13 95 (1.14%) QuickTest Pro
14 90 (1.08%) Cucumber
15 73 (0.87%) WebDriver
15 73 (0.87%) JUnit
16 67 (0.80%) MSBuild
17 54 (0.65%) VSS/SourceSafe
18 51 (0.61%) Maven
General
1 1356 (16.23%) Finance
2 563 (6.74%) Banking
3 277 (3.31%) Front Office
4 248 (2.97%) Investment Banking
5 222 (2.66%) Retail
6 181 (2.17%) Marketing
7 133 (1.59%) Advertising
8 132 (1.58%) Telecoms
9 120 (1.44%) Back Office
10 87 (1.04%) Manufacturing
11 86 (1.03%) Publishing
12 68 (0.81%) Legal
13 50 (0.60%) Law
14 48 (0.57%) Financial Institution
15 39 (0.47%) Electronics
16 38 (0.45%) Games
17 22 (0.26%) Billing
18 21 (0.25%) Pharmaceutical
19 19 (0.23%) Automotive
20 18 (0.22%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 5571 (66.67%) Developer
2 2527 (30.24%) .NET Developer
3 1404 (16.80%) C# Developer
4 917 (10.97%) C# .NET Developer
5 610 (7.30%) Analyst
5 610 (7.30%) Architect
6 569 (6.81%) Senior Developer
7 523 (6.26%) ASP.NET Developer
8 399 (4.78%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 392 (4.69%) Web Developer
10 318 (3.81%) SharePoint Developer
11 268 (3.21%) SQL Developer
12 264 (3.16%) Senior .NET Developer
13 245 (2.93%) Consultant
14 232 (2.78%) CRM Developer
15 230 (2.75%) Software Developer
16 222 (2.66%) Solutions Architect
17 208 (2.49%) Test Analyst
18 171 (2.05%) Dynamics CRM Developer
19 156 (1.87%) Senior C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3440 (41.17%) ASP.NET
2 2448 (29.30%) HTML
3 1915 (22.92%) CSS
4 1463 (17.51%) jQuery
5 1443 (17.27%) .NET Framework
6 1403 (16.79%) WCF
7 1304 (15.61%) ASP.NET MVC
8 1280 (15.32%) Web Services
9 1084 (12.97%) XML
10 887 (10.62%) HTML5
11 635 (7.60%) WPF
12 605 (7.24%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
13 536 (6.41%) AngularJS
14 514 (6.15%) CSS3
15 500 (5.98%) Ajax
16 360 (4.31%) ASP.NET Web API
17 337 (4.03%) REST
18 315 (3.77%) ASP.NET MVC 4
19 310 (3.71%) KnockoutJS
20 294 (3.52%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 435 (5.21%) Analytical Skills
2 265 (3.17%) Computer Science
3 208 (2.49%) Open Source
4 194 (2.32%) User Experience
5 171 (2.05%) Mobile App
6 128 (1.53%) Derivative
7 119 (1.42%) N-Tier
8 118 (1.41%) Inversion of Control
9 114 (1.36%) Enterprise Software
9 114 (1.36%) Fixed Income
10 100 (1.20%) Management Information System
11 91 (1.09%) Clustering
12 90 (1.08%) NHS
13 74 (0.89%) Mathematics
14 71 (0.85%) Data Structures
15 61 (0.73%) Visualisation
16 57 (0.68%) Client/Server
17 53 (0.63%) Market Risk
17 53 (0.63%) Algorithms
18 52 (0.62%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 1135 (13.58%) Windows
2 335 (4.01%) Linux
3 292 (3.49%) UNIX
4 201 (2.41%) Windows Server 2008
5 142 (1.70%) Android
6 139 (1.66%) Apple iOS
7 123 (1.47%) Windows Server 2003
8 74 (0.89%) Windows Server 2012
9 66 (0.79%) Windows 7
10 53 (0.63%) Windows XP
11 49 (0.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 40 (0.48%) Windows Mobile
13 35 (0.42%) Windows Phone
14 26 (0.31%) Solaris
15 22 (0.26%) Windows 8
16 18 (0.22%) Windows NT
17 15 (0.18%) Windows Vista
17 15 (0.18%) AIX
18 14 (0.17%) Windows CE
18 14 (0.17%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 2753 (32.95%) Agile Software Development
2 2258 (27.02%) MVC
3 1333 (15.95%) TDD
4 1102 (13.19%) Scrum
5 825 (9.87%) OO
6 705 (8.44%) CRM
7 549 (6.57%) BDD
8 530 (6.34%) E-Commerce
9 518 (6.20%) Continuous Integration
10 479 (5.73%) Web Development
11 478 (5.72%) SOA
12 380 (4.55%) Unit Testing
13 355 (4.25%) Software Engineering
14 325 (3.89%) Migration
15 316 (3.78%) Project Management
16 302 (3.61%) Business Intelligence
17 293 (3.51%) Workflow
18 269 (3.22%) OOP
19 212 (2.54%) OOD
20 208 (2.49%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 5551 (66.43%) C#
2 2994 (35.83%) SQL
3 2678 (32.05%) JavaScript
4 1074 (12.85%) Java
5 689 (8.25%) VB.NET
6 673 (8.05%) T-SQL
7 371 (4.44%) VB
8 342 (4.09%) C++
9 298 (3.57%) PowerShell
10 286 (3.42%) PL/SQL
11 207 (2.48%) VBA
12 204 (2.44%) Ruby
13 190 (2.27%) PHP
14 189 (2.26%) Python
15 157 (1.88%) VBScript
16 127 (1.52%) C
17 123 (1.47%) VB6
18 93 (1.11%) Perl
19 70 (0.84%) XAML
20 57 (0.68%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 485 (5.80%) Security Cleared
2 426 (5.10%) Degree
3 337 (4.03%) SC Cleared
4 161 (1.93%) ISTQB
5 153 (1.83%) Microsoft Certification
6 124 (1.48%) ISEB
7 103 (1.23%) DV Cleared
8 83 (0.99%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 74 (0.89%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 60 (0.72%) MCITP
11 37 (0.44%) Cisco Certification
12 27 (0.32%) MCTS
13 20 (0.24%) MCSE
14 19 (0.23%) ITIL Certification
15 12 (0.14%) CCNA
16 11 (0.13%) MCP
17 9 (0.11%) BC Cleared
18 8 (0.096%) MCSA
19 7 (0.084%) PRINCE2 Certification
19 7 (0.084%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 339 (4.06%) QA
2 30 (0.36%) ISO 9001
3 26 (0.31%) SLA
4 21 (0.25%) PCI DSS
5 20 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 17 (0.20%) HL7
7 13 (0.16%) ISO 9000
8 8 (0.096%) WCAG
9 5 (0.060%) WAI
10 4 (0.048%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 4 (0.048%) Data Quality
10 4 (0.048%) Solvency II
10 4 (0.048%) COBIT
10 4 (0.048%) DICOM
11 2 (0.024%) GxP
11 2 (0.024%) ISO 14001
11 2 (0.024%) Dodd-Frank
12 1 (0.012%) JSP 440
12 1 (0.012%) GPG13
12 1 (0.012%) EMIR
System Software
1 219 (2.62%) Active Directory
2 54 (0.65%) VMware Infrastructure
3 39 (0.47%) Hyper-V
4 26 (0.31%) vSphere
5 16 (0.19%) Firmware
6 13 (0.16%) vCloud
6 13 (0.16%) Xen
6 13 (0.16%) Nmap
7 10 (0.12%) ISA Server
8 9 (0.11%) XenApp
9 8 (0.096%) Platform Symphony
10 7 (0.084%) VMware ESXi
10 7 (0.084%) Samba
11 6 (0.072%) Oracle RAC
12 5 (0.060%) Forefront TMG
12 5 (0.060%) VMware ESX
13 3 (0.036%) Veritas Cluster Server
13 3 (0.036%) Terminal Server
13 3 (0.036%) Oracle RMAN
14 2 (0.024%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 82 (0.98%) HP Quality Center
2 68 (0.81%) Puppet
3 55 (0.66%) Opscode Chef
4 34 (0.41%) SCCM
5 27 (0.32%) SCOM
6 13 (0.16%) ZABBIX
6 13 (0.16%) Nessus
7 12 (0.14%) Control-M
8 11 (0.13%) Kibana
8 11 (0.13%) Nagios
9 10 (0.12%) logstash
10 6 (0.072%) WMI
11 5 (0.060%) SCOrch
12 4 (0.048%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
12 4 (0.048%) ITRS Geneos
12 4 (0.048%) Ansible
12 4 (0.048%) Data Guard
13 3 (0.036%) HP Data Protector
13 3 (0.036%) McAfee ePO
13 3 (0.036%) CORE IMPACT
Vendors
1 2303 (27.56%) Microsoft
2 1098 (13.14%) Oracle
3 248 (2.97%) Sitecore
4 178 (2.13%) HP
5 144 (1.72%) SAP
6 100 (1.20%) VMware
7 97 (1.16%) Salesforce.com
7 97 (1.16%) IBM
8 92 (1.10%) EPiServer
9 86 (1.03%) Adobe
10 81 (0.97%) Telerik
11 80 (0.96%) Sybase
12 73 (0.87%) Google
13 72 (0.86%) Citrix
14 70 (0.84%) TIBCO
15 58 (0.69%) Red Hat
16 55 (0.66%) Business Objects
17 54 (0.65%) Open Text
17 54 (0.65%) Xamarin
18 53 (0.63%) Cisco
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The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Neg
Posted: Yesterday
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350.00 - £430.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £500.00 - £650.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
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Derby, Derbyshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £300.00 - £350.00 per day
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City, London
Hays London City Projects
Rate: £450.00 - £500.00 per day
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City, London
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Rate: Market Rates
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Portsmouth, Hampshire
Blue Glue
Rate: From £400 to £400 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Vadis People
Rate: c£430-£450 per day (neg)
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Rullion IT Plus
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
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West London
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City, London
TEKsystems
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Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
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Kent
Proactive Appointments
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