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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft .NET (dotNet)
Rank 14 11 10
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -1
Contract jobs citing .NET 4351 4864 5391
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 8.33% 10.08% 10.19%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 30.59% 34.36% 36.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 2891 3281 3330
Average daily rate
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£375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £265 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 77 137
Average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £18.00 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £83.20 £51.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £33.50 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+11.94% -1.47%
.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
14224 14154 14704
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 27.22% 29.35% 27.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 9353 9292 8924
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £550 £538
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 167 247 347
Average hourly rate £34.00 £35.00 £33.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% +4.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.35 £17.69 £16.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +7.69%

.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 19 September 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 19 September 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 19 September 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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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 1856 £425 - 720
South East -6 795 £363 -0.68% 425
East of England -2 385 £363 -7.05% 208
North West -4 302 £325 +8.24% 326
Yorkshire +2 269 £325 +8.33% 263
South West -2 268 £330 +1.38% 192
West Midlands -5 244 £325 +8.33% 204
East Midlands -4 144 £319 +15.90% 121
North East +1 68 £325 - 45
Midlands -6 12 £400 +6.66% 1
.NET
UK

.NET
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 6035 (67.98%) C#
2 4222 (47.56%) ASP.NET
3 3852 (43.39%) SQL Server
4 3023 (34.05%) SQL
5 2870 (32.33%) JavaScript
6 2834 (31.92%) Agile Software Development
7 2721 (30.65%) MVC
8 2720 (30.64%) HTML
9 2215 (24.95%) Microsoft
10 2067 (23.28%) CSS
11 1611 (18.15%) WCF
12 1576 (17.75%) ASP.NET MVC
13 1570 (17.68%) .NET Framework
14 1564 (17.62%) jQuery
15 1378 (15.52%) TDD
16 1354 (15.25%) Windows
17 1340 (15.09%) Finance
18 1325 (14.92%) Web Services
19 1238 (13.94%) XML
20 1182 (13.31%) Visual Studio
21 1145 (12.90%) Oracle
22 1127 (12.69%) Scrum
23 1050 (11.83%) SQL Server 2008
24 1006 (11.33%) Java
25 1001 (11.28%) SharePoint
26 960 (10.81%) HTML5
27 868 (9.78%) Team Foundation Server
28 809 (9.11%) VB.NET
29 786 (8.85%) OO
30 743 (8.37%) CRM

.NET
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 1001 (11.28%) SharePoint
2 635 (7.15%) IIS
3 519 (5.85%) CMS
4 365 (4.11%) SharePoint 2010
5 361 (4.07%) BizTalk Server
6 303 (3.41%) SharePoint 2013
7 254 (2.86%) Umbraco
8 188 (2.12%) Sitecore CMS
9 149 (1.68%) Node.js
10 111 (1.25%) WebSphere
10 111 (1.25%) SharePoint Server
11 91 (1.03%) Tomcat
12 89 (1.00%) Apache
13 49 (0.55%) WebLogic
14 45 (0.51%) Kentico
15 34 (0.38%) MS Exchange
16 32 (0.36%) Confluence
17 30 (0.34%) WordPress
17 30 (0.34%) Drupal
18 28 (0.32%) EPiServer CMS
Applications
1 690 (7.77%) MS Excel
2 171 (1.93%) MS Office
3 101 (1.14%) InfoPath
4 57 (0.64%) Photoshop
5 52 (0.59%) MS Project
6 39 (0.44%) MS Visio
7 27 (0.30%) MS PowerPoint
8 24 (0.27%) Spreadsheet
9 10 (0.11%) Adobe Illustrator
9 10 (0.11%) SPSS
10 9 (0.10%) Fireworks
11 6 (0.068%) PowerPivot
12 5 (0.056%) AutoCAD
13 4 (0.045%) ArcInfo
14 3 (0.034%) Stata
15 2 (0.023%) InDesign
15 2 (0.023%) FastStats
15 2 (0.023%) GIMP
16 1 (0.011%) OmniGraffle
16 1 (0.011%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 452 (5.09%) Dynamics CRM
2 151 (1.70%) Dynamics AX
3 102 (1.15%) Oracle EBS
4 51 (0.57%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 27 (0.30%) Magento
6 26 (0.29%) Oracle CRM
7 23 (0.26%) Markit EDM
8 21 (0.24%) Dynamics NAV
9 18 (0.20%) Tridion
10 16 (0.18%) Oracle BPM
11 15 (0.17%) Oracle Applications
12 12 (0.14%) Google Analytics
13 10 (0.11%) WebTrends
14 9 (0.10%) Agresso
15 7 (0.079%) Remedy ITSM
16 6 (0.068%) Endur
16 6 (0.068%) Cognos Business Intelligence
17 5 (0.056%) TRIRIGA
17 5 (0.056%) BusinessWorks
18 4 (0.045%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 338 (3.81%) Microsoft Azure
2 89 (1.00%) SaaS
3 77 (0.87%) Office 365
4 68 (0.77%) PaaS
5 67 (0.75%) Amazon AWS
6 47 (0.53%) Amazon EC2
7 45 (0.51%) Cloud Computing
8 23 (0.26%) Force.com
9 17 (0.19%) GitHub
10 14 (0.16%) Google App Engine
11 13 (0.15%) Amazon S3
12 7 (0.079%) CloudFront
12 7 (0.079%) Amazon SQS
12 7 (0.079%) IaaS
13 6 (0.068%) Amazon ELB
14 3 (0.034%) IBM SmartCloud
15 2 (0.023%) SuccessFactors
16 1 (0.011%) Heroku
16 1 (0.011%) MailChimp
16 1 (0.011%) Gitorious
Communications & Networking
1 202 (2.28%) HTTP
2 176 (1.98%) TCP/IP
3 161 (1.81%) Internet
4 127 (1.43%) Intranet
5 108 (1.22%) DNS
6 87 (0.98%) SSL
7 77 (0.87%) Firewall
8 72 (0.81%) LDAP
9 62 (0.70%) HTTPS
9 62 (0.70%) FTP
10 57 (0.64%) SAN
11 40 (0.45%) DHCP
11 40 (0.45%) Wireshark
12 31 (0.35%) Extranet
13 24 (0.27%) IPsec
14 23 (0.26%) VPN
15 21 (0.24%) NAS
16 16 (0.18%) SSH
16 16 (0.18%) WAN
16 16 (0.18%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3852 (43.39%) SQL Server
2 1050 (11.83%) SQL Server 2008
3 615 (6.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 534 (6.01%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 401 (4.52%) SQL Server 2012
6 381 (4.29%) SQL Server 2005
7 257 (2.89%) Relational Database
8 230 (2.59%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 214 (2.41%) Oracle Database
10 195 (2.20%) Data Warehouse
11 180 (2.03%) MySQL
12 126 (1.42%) NoSQL
13 115 (1.30%) Oracle Reports
14 99 (1.12%) MongoDB
15 92 (1.04%) RDBMS
16 90 (1.01%) SQL Server 2000
17 73 (0.82%) DTS
18 70 (0.79%) OLAP
19 59 (0.66%) Big Data
19 59 (0.66%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 1182 (13.31%) Visual Studio
2 868 (9.78%) Team Foundation Server
3 341 (3.84%) NUnit
4 284 (3.20%) Git (software)
5 265 (2.98%) TeamCity
6 250 (2.82%) Subversion
7 232 (2.61%) Selenium
8 180 (2.03%) JIRA
8 180 (2.03%) SpecFlow
9 156 (1.76%) QuickTest Pro
10 112 (1.26%) MSTest
11 109 (1.23%) MSBuild
12 107 (1.21%) Jenkins
13 89 (1.00%) Rhino Mocks
14 88 (0.99%) Maven
15 83 (0.93%) Cucumber
16 70 (0.79%) Moq
17 66 (0.74%) WebDriver
18 62 (0.70%) Octopus Deploy
19 57 (0.64%) SoapUI
General
1 1340 (15.09%) Finance
2 588 (6.62%) Banking
3 270 (3.04%) Front Office
4 255 (2.87%) Investment Banking
5 236 (2.66%) Marketing
6 211 (2.38%) Retail
7 168 (1.89%) Back Office
8 140 (1.58%) Advertising
9 134 (1.51%) Telecoms
10 109 (1.23%) Manufacturing
11 78 (0.88%) Legal
12 72 (0.81%) Publishing
13 59 (0.66%) Electronics
14 44 (0.50%) Law
15 43 (0.48%) Financial Institution
16 34 (0.38%) Games
17 26 (0.29%) Automotive
18 22 (0.25%) Billing
19 18 (0.20%) Local Government
19 18 (0.20%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 6037 (68.00%) Developer
2 2877 (32.41%) .NET Developer
3 1619 (18.24%) C# Developer
4 1117 (12.58%) C# .NET Developer
5 722 (8.13%) ASP.NET Developer
6 610 (6.87%) Analyst
7 542 (6.10%) Senior Developer
8 539 (6.07%) Web Developer
9 528 (5.95%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 503 (5.67%) Architect
11 388 (4.37%) SharePoint Developer
12 293 (3.30%) Senior .NET Developer
13 276 (3.11%) Consultant
14 264 (2.97%) SQL Developer
15 248 (2.79%) Software Developer
16 242 (2.73%) CRM Developer
17 225 (2.53%) Solutions Architect
18 203 (2.29%) Test Analyst
19 199 (2.24%) VB.NET Developer
20 188 (2.12%) Front-End Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4222 (47.56%) ASP.NET
2 2720 (30.64%) HTML
3 2067 (23.28%) CSS
4 1611 (18.15%) WCF
5 1576 (17.75%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1570 (17.68%) .NET Framework
7 1564 (17.62%) jQuery
8 1325 (14.92%) Web Services
9 1238 (13.94%) XML
10 960 (10.81%) HTML5
11 702 (7.91%) WPF
12 669 (7.54%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
13 581 (6.54%) Ajax
14 528 (5.95%) CSS3
15 424 (4.78%) LINQ
16 416 (4.69%) ASP.NET MVC 4
17 386 (4.35%) AngularJS
18 377 (4.25%) ASP.NET Web Forms
19 376 (4.24%) REST
20 348 (3.92%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 396 (4.46%) Analytical Skills
2 212 (2.39%) Computer Science
3 182 (2.05%) User Experience
4 170 (1.91%) Mobile App
5 153 (1.72%) N-Tier
6 138 (1.55%) Enterprise Software
7 126 (1.42%) Open Source
8 105 (1.18%) Fixed Income
9 102 (1.15%) Derivative
10 91 (1.03%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 91 (1.03%) Inversion of Control
11 73 (0.82%) Clustering
12 69 (0.78%) NHS
13 68 (0.77%) Management Information System
14 62 (0.70%) Client/Server
15 59 (0.66%) Market Risk
16 57 (0.64%) Visualisation
17 56 (0.63%) Credit Risk
18 53 (0.60%) GIS
18 53 (0.60%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 1354 (15.25%) Windows
2 342 (3.85%) UNIX
3 327 (3.68%) Linux
4 255 (2.87%) Windows Server 2008
5 188 (2.12%) Windows Server 2003
6 127 (1.43%) Windows Server 2012
7 125 (1.41%) Apple iOS
8 108 (1.22%) Android
9 91 (1.03%) Windows XP
10 51 (0.57%) Windows 7
11 45 (0.51%) Windows 2000
12 44 (0.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 39 (0.44%) Windows 8
14 26 (0.29%) Windows Mobile
14 26 (0.29%) Windows Phone
15 19 (0.21%) Solaris
16 17 (0.19%) Windows CE
17 14 (0.16%) Windows NT
18 13 (0.15%) Windows Phone 8
19 8 (0.090%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 2834 (31.92%) Agile Software Development
2 2721 (30.65%) MVC
3 1378 (15.52%) TDD
4 1127 (12.69%) Scrum
5 786 (8.85%) OO
6 743 (8.37%) CRM
7 620 (6.98%) Web Development
8 569 (6.41%) Continuous Integration
9 536 (6.04%) Unit Testing
10 511 (5.76%) BDD
11 493 (5.55%) E-Commerce
12 405 (4.56%) SOA
13 392 (4.42%) Software Engineering
14 385 (4.34%) Workflow
15 340 (3.83%) Migration
16 310 (3.49%) Project Management
17 303 (3.41%) Business Intelligence
18 285 (3.21%) OOP
19 257 (2.89%) MVVM
20 240 (2.70%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 6035 (67.98%) C#
2 3023 (34.05%) SQL
3 2870 (32.33%) JavaScript
4 1006 (11.33%) Java
5 809 (9.11%) VB.NET
6 689 (7.76%) T-SQL
7 457 (5.15%) VB
8 349 (3.93%) PowerShell
9 306 (3.45%) C++
10 288 (3.24%) PL/SQL
11 248 (2.79%) PHP
12 198 (2.23%) Python
13 163 (1.84%) Ruby
14 158 (1.78%) VBScript
15 152 (1.71%) C
16 147 (1.66%) VBA
17 140 (1.58%) VB6
18 139 (1.57%) Perl
19 93 (1.05%) XAML
20 43 (0.48%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 547 (6.16%) Security Cleared
2 454 (5.11%) Degree
3 433 (4.88%) SC Cleared
4 208 (2.34%) ISTQB
5 172 (1.94%) Microsoft Certification
6 120 (1.35%) DV Cleared
7 105 (1.18%) ISEB
8 101 (1.14%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 84 (0.95%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 68 (0.77%) MCITP
11 56 (0.63%) MCSE
12 37 (0.42%) Cisco Certification
13 34 (0.38%) MCTS
14 26 (0.29%) MCSD
15 18 (0.20%) CCNA
16 15 (0.17%) MCP
17 14 (0.16%) ITIL Certification
18 11 (0.12%) BC Cleared
18 11 (0.12%) PMI Certification
19 10 (0.11%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 380 (4.28%) QA
2 34 (0.38%) SLA
3 29 (0.33%) ISO 9001
4 25 (0.28%) HL7
5 18 (0.20%) PCI DSS
6 10 (0.11%) Basel III
7 9 (0.10%) Data Quality
8 8 (0.090%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 7 (0.079%) EMIR
10 6 (0.068%) GPG13
11 5 (0.056%) Dodd-Frank
11 5 (0.056%) ISO/IEC 27001
12 3 (0.034%) WCAG
12 3 (0.034%) ISO 14001
13 2 (0.023%) ISO 9000
13 2 (0.023%) WAI
14 1 (0.011%) FINREP
14 1 (0.011%) CRD IV
14 1 (0.011%) Section 508
14 1 (0.011%) DICOM
System Software
1 191 (2.15%) Active Directory
2 40 (0.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 28 (0.32%) Hyper-V
4 23 (0.26%) Nmap
5 13 (0.15%) Xen
6 9 (0.10%) vCloud
7 7 (0.079%) Platform Symphony
8 6 (0.068%) vSphere
9 5 (0.056%) VMware ESXi
9 5 (0.056%) ISA Server
9 5 (0.056%) NDS
10 4 (0.045%) Oracle RAC
11 3 (0.034%) Varnish
11 3 (0.034%) UAG
11 3 (0.034%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 3 (0.034%) XenApp
11 3 (0.034%) Terminal Server
11 3 (0.034%) VMware ESX
12 2 (0.023%) Oracle RMAN
12 2 (0.023%) MetaFrame
Systems Management
1 106 (1.19%) HP Quality Center
2 62 (0.70%) Opscode Chef
3 60 (0.68%) Puppet
4 28 (0.32%) Control-M
4 28 (0.32%) SCCM
5 23 (0.26%) SCOM
5 23 (0.26%) Nessus
6 22 (0.25%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 13 (0.15%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 10 (0.11%) Nagios
9 8 (0.090%) WMI
9 8 (0.090%) BladeLogic
9 8 (0.090%) ITRS Geneos
9 8 (0.090%) Vagrant
10 7 (0.079%) SCOrch
11 5 (0.056%) Zenoss
12 4 (0.045%) Opsview
12 4 (0.045%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
13 3 (0.034%) CORE IMPACT
13 3 (0.034%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 2215 (24.95%) Microsoft
2 1145 (12.90%) Oracle
3 266 (3.00%) Sitecore
4 252 (2.84%) HP
5 180 (2.03%) SAP
6 119 (1.34%) EPiServer
7 96 (1.08%) IBM
8 94 (1.06%) Salesforce.com
9 78 (0.88%) Sybase
9 78 (0.88%) JD Edwards
10 65 (0.73%) VMware
11 58 (0.65%) Business Objects
12 54 (0.61%) Cisco
12 54 (0.61%) TIBCO
13 51 (0.57%) Telerik
14 50 (0.56%) Google
14 50 (0.56%) Citrix
15 47 (0.53%) DevExpress
16 46 (0.52%) Red Hat
17 43 (0.48%) Twitter
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Rate: £240 - £300 per day
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Rate: Unspecified Negotiable
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Senitor Associates
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
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