The first table below looks at the demand 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 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 England 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 14 8 10
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +2
Contract jobs citing .NET 4643 4350 5524
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 9.05% 10.10% 9.92%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 33.69% 37.60% 38.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 3037 2806 3430
Average daily rate £363 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £265 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 63 95 124
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.20 £15.31 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £58.60 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £29.16
% change year-on-year
- +20.02%
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
13782 11568 14360
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 26.85% 26.85% 25.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 9018 7371 8668
Average daily rate £375 £375 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £333 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.46% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 211 331 363
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £17.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £44.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
- +12.90%
.NET
UK

.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 18 April 2014.

.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 18 April 2014.

.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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
London -5 1798 £400 -7.24% 855
South East 0 924 £360 +2.85% 536
East of England 0 389 £350 +7.69% 250
North West +3 352 £338 +8.43% 339
Yorkshire -2 315 £300 -1.63% 232
South West -4 284 £325 - 218
West Midlands -2 261 £325 +3.17% 215
East Midlands 0 242 £300 -1.63% 150
North East -8 75 £240 -22.58% 56
Midlands -6 3 £375 +19.04% 1
South Coast -3 2 £600 -
.NET
UK

.NET
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 6054 (67.85%) C#
2 4095 (45.90%) SQL Server
3 4010 (44.95%) ASP.NET
4 3236 (36.27%) SQL
5 2586 (28.98%) JavaScript
6 2540 (28.47%) HTML
7 2512 (28.16%) MVC
8 2055 (23.03%) Microsoft
9 1955 (21.91%) CSS
10 1717 (19.24%) jQuery
11 1588 (17.80%) ASP.NET MVC
12 1550 (17.37%) WCF
13 1527 (17.11%) Agile Software Development
14 1478 (16.57%) Finance
15 1397 (15.66%) XML
16 1373 (15.39%) .NET Framework
17 1362 (15.27%) TDD
18 1329 (14.90%) Windows
19 1317 (14.76%) Web Services
20 1307 (14.65%) Visual Studio
21 1208 (13.54%) SQL Server 2008
22 1130 (12.67%) Scrum
23 1098 (12.31%) Java
24 1081 (12.12%) SharePoint
25 1069 (11.98%) Oracle
26 968 (10.85%) VB.NET
27 931 (10.43%) OO
28 923 (10.35%) WPF
29 815 (9.13%) HTML5
30 718 (8.05%) Team Foundation Server

.NET
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 1081 (12.12%) SharePoint
2 527 (5.91%) IIS
3 511 (5.73%) CMS
4 378 (4.24%) SharePoint 2010
5 286 (3.21%) BizTalk Server
6 226 (2.53%) SharePoint 2013
7 193 (2.16%) Sitecore CMS
8 178 (2.00%) Umbraco
9 154 (1.73%) Node.js
10 118 (1.32%) SharePoint Server
10 118 (1.32%) WebSphere
11 92 (1.03%) Apache
12 89 (1.00%) Tomcat
13 54 (0.61%) WebLogic
14 44 (0.49%) Kentico
15 40 (0.45%) Adobe CQ
16 35 (0.39%) MS Project Server
17 33 (0.37%) WordPress
17 33 (0.37%) Oracle SOA Suite
17 33 (0.37%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 704 (7.89%) MS Excel
2 225 (2.52%) MS Office
3 92 (1.03%) InfoPath
4 54 (0.61%) Photoshop
5 45 (0.50%) MS Project
6 42 (0.47%) MS Visio
7 22 (0.25%) MS PowerPoint
8 16 (0.18%) PowerPivot
9 13 (0.15%) Adobe Illustrator
10 11 (0.12%) Spreadsheet
11 7 (0.078%) Mingle
12 5 (0.056%) Fireworks
12 5 (0.056%) AutoCAD
12 5 (0.056%) Windchill
12 5 (0.056%) CATIA
13 3 (0.034%) Acrobat
13 3 (0.034%) InDesign
13 3 (0.034%) XMetaL
14 2 (0.022%) Stata
14 2 (0.022%) Pro/ENGINEER
Business Applications
1 293 (3.28%) Dynamics CRM
2 100 (1.12%) Dynamics AX
3 56 (0.63%) Oracle CRM
4 54 (0.61%) Magento
5 47 (0.53%) Oracle EBS
6 28 (0.31%) Dynamics NAV
7 26 (0.29%) Markit EDM
8 18 (0.20%) ION MarketView
9 17 (0.19%) Endur
10 16 (0.18%) SAP Oil and Gas
11 15 (0.17%) Tridion
12 13 (0.15%) ZaiNet
13 10 (0.11%) Oracle Applications
14 9 (0.10%) Aligne
14 9 (0.10%) Google Analytics
15 8 (0.090%) ReMetrica
16 6 (0.067%) Exstream
17 5 (0.056%) Cognos Business Intelligence
18 4 (0.045%) Oracle 11i
18 4 (0.045%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 270 (3.03%) Microsoft Azure
2 91 (1.02%) SaaS
3 34 (0.38%) Cloud Computing
4 30 (0.34%) Amazon AWS
5 29 (0.33%) Office 365
6 28 (0.31%) Amazon EC2
7 14 (0.16%) PaaS
8 10 (0.11%) IaaS
9 6 (0.067%) Trello
9 6 (0.067%) GitHub
10 3 (0.034%) MailChimp
10 3 (0.034%) Google App Engine
11 2 (0.022%) IBM SmartCloud
11 2 (0.022%) Rackspace Cloud
12 1 (0.011%) Basecamp
12 1 (0.011%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 181 (2.03%) Internet
2 136 (1.52%) Intranet
3 129 (1.45%) TCP/IP
4 116 (1.30%) HTTP
5 85 (0.95%) Firewall
6 58 (0.65%) DNS
6 58 (0.65%) SAN
7 56 (0.63%) LDAP
8 49 (0.55%) SSL
9 44 (0.49%) LAN
10 39 (0.44%) HTTPS
10 39 (0.44%) WAN
11 29 (0.33%) FTP
12 26 (0.29%) Wireless
12 26 (0.29%) DHCP
13 25 (0.28%) Network Security
14 20 (0.22%) VPN
14 20 (0.22%) Wireshark
15 16 (0.18%) Kerberos
16 14 (0.16%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4095 (45.90%) SQL Server
2 1208 (13.54%) SQL Server 2008
3 681 (7.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 679 (7.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 561 (6.29%) SQL Server 2005
6 446 (5.00%) SQL Server 2012
7 354 (3.97%) Relational Database
8 282 (3.16%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 269 (3.02%) Data Warehouse
10 240 (2.69%) MySQL
11 225 (2.52%) Oracle Database
12 143 (1.60%) RDBMS
13 120 (1.34%) MongoDB
14 117 (1.31%) NoSQL
15 96 (1.08%) Oracle Database 11g
16 83 (0.93%) DTS
17 72 (0.81%) SQL Server 2000
18 63 (0.71%) Oracle Database 10g
19 60 (0.67%) OLAP
20 58 (0.65%) RavenDB
Development Applications
1 1307 (14.65%) Visual Studio
2 718 (8.05%) Team Foundation Server
3 357 (4.00%) NUnit
4 340 (3.81%) Subversion
5 309 (3.46%) Git (software)
6 209 (2.34%) TeamCity
7 184 (2.06%) Selenium
8 154 (1.73%) SpecFlow
9 138 (1.55%) JIRA
10 116 (1.30%) Jenkins
11 105 (1.18%) MSTest
12 90 (1.01%) Cucumber
13 88 (0.99%) QuickTest Pro
14 86 (0.96%) Moq
15 81 (0.91%) Maven
16 77 (0.86%) Rhino Mocks
17 74 (0.83%) MSBuild
18 66 (0.74%) VSS/SourceSafe
19 58 (0.65%) ReSharper
20 57 (0.64%) CruiseControl
General
1 1478 (16.57%) Finance
2 628 (7.04%) Banking
3 351 (3.93%) Front Office
4 239 (2.68%) Retail
5 216 (2.42%) Marketing
5 216 (2.42%) Investment Banking
6 146 (1.64%) Back Office
7 120 (1.34%) Telecoms
8 92 (1.03%) Legal
9 87 (0.98%) Advertising
10 78 (0.87%) Publishing
11 69 (0.77%) Manufacturing
12 59 (0.66%) Financial Institution
13 48 (0.54%) Games
13 48 (0.54%) Law
14 30 (0.34%) Electronics
15 27 (0.30%) Local Government
16 26 (0.29%) Pharmaceutical
17 24 (0.27%) Automotive
18 19 (0.21%) French Language
Job Titles
1 6224 (69.76%) Developer
2 2920 (32.73%) .NET Developer
3 1760 (19.73%) C# Developer
4 1160 (13.00%) C# .NET Developer
5 813 (9.11%) ASP.NET Developer
6 659 (7.39%) Analyst
7 548 (6.14%) Web Developer
8 537 (6.02%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 529 (5.93%) Senior Developer
10 512 (5.74%) Architect
11 378 (4.24%) SharePoint Developer
12 343 (3.84%) SQL Developer
13 309 (3.46%) Software Developer
14 273 (3.06%) Senior .NET Developer
15 247 (2.77%) VB.NET Developer
16 239 (2.68%) Programmer
17 231 (2.59%) Solutions Architect
18 228 (2.56%) Consultant
19 225 (2.52%) Software Engineer
20 188 (2.11%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4010 (44.95%) ASP.NET
2 2540 (28.47%) HTML
3 1955 (21.91%) CSS
4 1717 (19.24%) jQuery
5 1588 (17.80%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1550 (17.37%) WCF
7 1397 (15.66%) XML
8 1373 (15.39%) .NET Framework
9 1317 (14.76%) Web Services
10 923 (10.35%) WPF
11 815 (9.13%) HTML5
12 662 (7.42%) Ajax
13 558 (6.25%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
14 480 (5.38%) WinForms
15 466 (5.22%) ASP.NET MVC 4
16 465 (5.21%) CSS3
17 449 (5.03%) LINQ
18 440 (4.93%) SOAP
19 379 (4.25%) REST
20 362 (4.06%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 236 (2.65%) Computer Science
2 215 (2.41%) Mobile App
3 184 (2.06%) N-Tier
4 151 (1.69%) Derivative
5 150 (1.68%) Enterprise Software
6 130 (1.46%) Open Source
7 115 (1.29%) Fixed Income
8 113 (1.27%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 110 (1.23%) Inversion of Control
10 92 (1.03%) NHS
11 81 (0.91%) Management Information System
12 67 (0.75%) Mathematics
13 65 (0.73%) Client/Server
14 55 (0.62%) Data Integration
15 52 (0.58%) Hedge funds
15 52 (0.58%) W3C
16 49 (0.55%) Equities
17 46 (0.52%) Market Risk
18 44 (0.49%) Clustering
18 44 (0.49%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 1329 (14.90%) Windows
2 379 (4.25%) UNIX
3 352 (3.95%) Linux
4 206 (2.31%) Windows Server 2008
5 190 (2.13%) Windows Server 2003
6 176 (1.97%) Apple iOS
7 146 (1.64%) Android
8 94 (1.05%) Windows XP
9 80 (0.90%) Windows Server 2012
10 54 (0.61%) Windows 7
11 50 (0.56%) Windows 8
12 43 (0.48%) Windows 2000
13 37 (0.41%) Windows Phone
14 20 (0.22%) Windows Mobile
15 19 (0.21%) Windows CE
16 18 (0.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 16 (0.18%) Ubuntu
17 16 (0.18%) Windows Phone 8
18 12 (0.13%) CentOS
19 9 (0.10%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 2512 (28.16%) MVC
2 1527 (17.11%) Agile Software Development
3 1362 (15.27%) TDD
4 1130 (12.67%) Scrum
5 931 (10.43%) OO
6 570 (6.39%) CRM
7 547 (6.13%) SOA
8 539 (6.04%) Web Development
9 518 (5.81%) E-Commerce
10 510 (5.72%) Unit Testing
11 492 (5.51%) Software Engineering
12 471 (5.28%) Continuous Integration
13 419 (4.70%) BDD
14 368 (4.12%) Workflow
15 340 (3.81%) Business Intelligence
16 339 (3.80%) Multithreading
17 312 (3.50%) UML
18 311 (3.49%) Project Management
19 306 (3.43%) Migration
20 268 (3.00%) MVVM
Programming Languages
1 6054 (67.85%) C#
2 3236 (36.27%) SQL
3 2586 (28.98%) JavaScript
4 1098 (12.31%) Java
5 968 (10.85%) VB.NET
6 712 (7.98%) T-SQL
7 458 (5.13%) VB
8 358 (4.01%) C++
9 315 (3.53%) PHP
10 264 (2.96%) PowerShell
11 233 (2.61%) PL/SQL
12 206 (2.31%) VBA
13 193 (2.16%) Ruby
14 168 (1.88%) Python
15 167 (1.87%) VB6
16 154 (1.73%) C
17 101 (1.13%) Perl
18 92 (1.03%) VBScript
19 73 (0.82%) XAML
20 36 (0.40%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 467 (5.23%) Degree
2 417 (4.67%) Security Cleared
3 335 (3.75%) SC Cleared
4 146 (1.64%) Microsoft Certification
5 105 (1.18%) ISEB
5 105 (1.18%) ISTQB
6 65 (0.73%) DV Cleared
7 34 (0.38%) ITIL Certification
8 33 (0.37%) MCSE
9 31 (0.35%) MCTS
10 27 (0.30%) MCSD
11 23 (0.26%) MCP
12 22 (0.25%) MCITP
12 22 (0.25%) PMI Certification
13 17 (0.19%) PMP
14 16 (0.18%) Cisco Certification
15 13 (0.15%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
16 12 (0.13%) CCNA
17 10 (0.11%) ISEB Practitioner
18 9 (0.10%) MCPD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 290 (3.25%) QA
2 55 (0.62%) SLA
3 32 (0.36%) ISO 9001
4 23 (0.26%) HL7
5 12 (0.13%) WCAG
6 10 (0.11%) EMIR
7 9 (0.10%) Basel III
7 9 (0.10%) Dodd-Frank
8 8 (0.090%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 8 (0.090%) WAI
8 8 (0.090%) PCI DSS
8 8 (0.090%) Data Quality
9 4 (0.045%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 3 (0.034%) Solvency II
10 3 (0.034%) CRD IV
10 3 (0.034%) ISO 9000
11 2 (0.022%) ISO 9002
12 1 (0.011%) COREP
12 1 (0.011%) FINREP
12 1 (0.011%) DICOM
System Software
1 178 (2.00%) Active Directory
2 61 (0.68%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (0.20%) Nmap
4 15 (0.17%) VMware ESX
5 13 (0.15%) Hyper-V
6 9 (0.10%) Oracle RAC
7 8 (0.090%) XenApp
7 8 (0.090%) vCloud
8 7 (0.078%) vSphere
8 7 (0.078%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
9 6 (0.067%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 4 (0.045%) LiteSpeed
10 4 (0.045%) NDS
10 4 (0.045%) ISA Server
10 4 (0.045%) Terminal Services
10 4 (0.045%) Platform Symphony
10 4 (0.045%) Varnish
10 4 (0.045%) VMware ESXi
11 3 (0.034%) Forefront TMG
11 3 (0.034%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 82 (0.92%) HP Quality Center
2 61 (0.68%) Puppet
3 43 (0.48%) Opscode Chef
4 27 (0.30%) SCCM
5 18 (0.20%) Nessus
6 16 (0.18%) WSUS
7 12 (0.13%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 12 (0.13%) Control-M
8 11 (0.12%) SCOM
8 11 (0.12%) BladeLogic
9 10 (0.11%) Tivoli
10 8 (0.090%) Nagios
10 8 (0.090%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 8 (0.090%) HAProxy
11 7 (0.078%) Capistrano
11 7 (0.078%) Forefront Identity Manager
12 5 (0.056%) Zenoss
12 5 (0.056%) Data Guard
13 4 (0.045%) MOM
13 4 (0.045%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 2055 (23.03%) Microsoft
2 1069 (11.98%) Oracle
3 247 (2.77%) Sitecore
4 189 (2.12%) SAP
5 142 (1.59%) HP
6 127 (1.42%) JD Edwards
7 110 (1.23%) VMware
8 97 (1.09%) Telerik
9 81 (0.91%) EPiServer
10 78 (0.87%) Sybase
11 77 (0.86%) IBM
12 69 (0.77%) TIBCO
13 66 (0.74%) Adobe
14 60 (0.67%) Business Objects
15 55 (0.62%) JBoss
15 55 (0.62%) DevExpress
16 51 (0.57%) Salesforce.com
16 51 (0.57%) Twitter
17 49 (0.55%) Cisco
18 48 (0.54%) Citrix
South Croydon, Surrey
Parker White Consulting Ltd
Rate: From £200 to £220 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
Egham, Surrey
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Up to £400 per day Initially for 3 Months
Posted: 13 hours ago
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Experis Engineering
Rate: £300.00 - £330.00 per day
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Leeds, West Yorkshire
Experis IT
Rate: £220.00 - £250.00 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
City, London
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £300 - £420 per day + Fuel Card
Posted: 13 hours ago
Gloucestershire
X4 Group
Rate: £250 - 260 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
Vivid Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
Cambridgeshire
G2 Recruitment Solutions Ltd.
Rate: Excellent market rate paid weekly
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City, London
Aston Carter
Rate: £600 - £650 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Uniting Ambition
Rate: £300-£340
Posted: 15 hours ago
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
City, London
SmartSourcing plc
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City, London
SmartSourcing plc
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Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £295 - £300 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
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Harris Global
Rate: Up to £425 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
City, London
Coal IT Services
Rate: From £250 to £300 per day
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Buckinghamshire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £300 - £320 per day
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West Midlands
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