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 22 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
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft .NET (dotNet)
Rank 14 12 10
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -2
Contract jobs citing .NET 4394 4687 5352
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 8.38% 9.81% 10.51%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 31.02% 33.63% 37.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 2935 3147 3314
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 £550 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 75 133
Average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.60 £18.01 £16.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £65.00 £48.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £33.25 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+12.78% +2.30%
.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
14163 13937 14394
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 27.00% 29.16% 28.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 9532 9255 8769
Average daily rate £388 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 157 249 358
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 £15.95 £19.06 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
- +16.66%

.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 22 October 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 22 October 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 22 October 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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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 0 1892 £425 - 708
South East -8 783 £375 +7.14% 471
East of England 0 406 £355 -5.33% 186
Yorkshire 0 285 £325 +8.33% 269
North West -6 281 £325 +4.83% 366
South West -4 273 £325 - 272
West Midlands -1 261 £350 +16.66% 171
East Midlands -3 145 £325 +13.04% 117
North East -4 61 £300 -7.69% 50
Midlands -3 15 £400 +10.34% 1
.NET
UK

.NET
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 5912 (67.50%) C#
2 4027 (45.98%) ASP.NET
3 3626 (41.40%) SQL Server
4 3010 (34.37%) SQL
5 2858 (32.63%) Agile Software Development
6 2825 (32.26%) JavaScript
7 2640 (30.14%) HTML
7 2640 (30.14%) MVC
8 2259 (25.79%) Microsoft
9 1991 (22.73%) CSS
10 1576 (17.99%) .NET Framework
11 1534 (17.52%) WCF
12 1522 (17.38%) ASP.NET MVC
13 1503 (17.16%) jQuery
14 1445 (16.50%) TDD
15 1340 (15.30%) Finance
16 1304 (14.89%) Web Services
17 1261 (14.40%) Windows
18 1136 (12.97%) XML
19 1122 (12.81%) Scrum
20 1086 (12.40%) Oracle
21 1085 (12.39%) Visual Studio
22 963 (11.00%) SQL Server 2008
23 962 (10.98%) Java
24 952 (10.87%) HTML5
25 932 (10.64%) SharePoint
26 820 (9.36%) Team Foundation Server
27 813 (9.28%) CRM
28 798 (9.11%) OO
29 752 (8.59%) VB.NET

.NET
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 22 October 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
1 932 (10.64%) SharePoint
2 611 (6.98%) IIS
3 485 (5.54%) CMS
4 359 (4.10%) SharePoint 2010
5 357 (4.08%) BizTalk Server
6 312 (3.56%) SharePoint 2013
7 234 (2.67%) Umbraco
8 169 (1.93%) Sitecore CMS
9 132 (1.51%) Node.js
10 94 (1.07%) WebSphere
10 94 (1.07%) SharePoint Server
11 92 (1.05%) Apache
12 79 (0.90%) Tomcat
13 48 (0.55%) Kentico
14 43 (0.49%) Lync
15 39 (0.45%) WebLogic
16 36 (0.41%) Confluence
17 35 (0.40%) Exchange Server 2013
18 30 (0.34%) EPiServer CMS
18 30 (0.34%) K2 blackpearl
Applications
1 687 (7.84%) MS Excel
2 151 (1.72%) MS Office
3 85 (0.97%) InfoPath
4 52 (0.59%) Photoshop
5 51 (0.58%) MS Project
6 41 (0.47%) Spreadsheet
7 40 (0.46%) MS Visio
8 20 (0.23%) MS PowerPoint
9 10 (0.11%) SPSS
9 10 (0.11%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 8 (0.091%) PowerPivot
10 8 (0.091%) Adobe Illustrator
11 7 (0.080%) Fireworks
12 5 (0.057%) ArcInfo
13 3 (0.034%) AutoCAD
13 3 (0.034%) Mingle
14 2 (0.023%) FastStats
14 2 (0.023%) GIMP
14 2 (0.023%) Stata
14 2 (0.023%) DOC1
Business Applications
1 517 (5.90%) Dynamics CRM
2 152 (1.74%) Dynamics AX
3 112 (1.28%) Oracle EBS
4 37 (0.42%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 21 (0.24%) Markit EDM
6 17 (0.19%) Tridion
6 17 (0.19%) Dynamics NAV
7 16 (0.18%) Oracle BPM
8 14 (0.16%) Oracle Applications
9 12 (0.14%) Magento
10 11 (0.13%) Oracle CRM
11 10 (0.11%) WebTrends
12 8 (0.091%) Cognos Business Intelligence
12 8 (0.091%) CODA-Financials
13 7 (0.080%) Agresso
13 7 (0.080%) Google Analytics
14 6 (0.069%) Remedy ITSM
14 6 (0.069%) Advent Portfolio Exchange
14 6 (0.069%) BusinessWorks
15 5 (0.057%) TRIRIGA
Cloud Services
1 349 (3.98%) Microsoft Azure
2 92 (1.05%) SaaS
3 68 (0.78%) PaaS
4 65 (0.74%) Amazon AWS
5 61 (0.70%) Office 365
6 52 (0.59%) Cloud Computing
7 36 (0.41%) Amazon EC2
8 27 (0.31%) Force.com
9 21 (0.24%) GitHub
10 13 (0.15%) Amazon S3
11 9 (0.10%) Google App Engine
12 8 (0.091%) Amazon SQS
13 6 (0.069%) CloudFront
13 6 (0.069%) Amazon ELB
13 6 (0.069%) IaaS
14 3 (0.034%) Heroku
15 2 (0.023%) MailChimp
16 1 (0.011%) SuccessFactors
16 1 (0.011%) IBM SmartCloud
16 1 (0.011%) Gitorious
Communications & Networking
1 183 (2.09%) HTTP
2 164 (1.87%) Internet
3 162 (1.85%) TCP/IP
4 131 (1.50%) Intranet
5 96 (1.10%) DNS
6 83 (0.95%) SSL
7 67 (0.77%) FTP
8 64 (0.73%) SAN
9 62 (0.71%) Firewall
10 59 (0.67%) LDAP
11 51 (0.58%) HTTPS
12 42 (0.48%) Wireshark
13 39 (0.45%) DHCP
14 29 (0.33%) Extranet
15 24 (0.27%) VPN
16 22 (0.25%) NAS
17 18 (0.21%) IPsec
18 15 (0.17%) SSH
19 14 (0.16%) tcpdump
19 14 (0.16%) BIG-IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3626 (41.40%) SQL Server
2 963 (11.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 598 (6.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 520 (5.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 364 (4.16%) SQL Server 2012
6 344 (3.93%) SQL Server 2005
7 250 (2.85%) Relational Database
8 236 (2.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 218 (2.49%) Oracle Database
10 184 (2.10%) Data Warehouse
11 176 (2.01%) MySQL
12 124 (1.42%) Oracle Reports
13 119 (1.36%) NoSQL
14 95 (1.08%) SQL Server 2000
14 95 (1.08%) MongoDB
15 86 (0.98%) RDBMS
16 62 (0.71%) DTS
17 57 (0.65%) Microsoft Analysis Services
17 57 (0.65%) Big Data
18 55 (0.63%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 1085 (12.39%) Visual Studio
2 820 (9.36%) Team Foundation Server
3 382 (4.36%) NUnit
4 262 (2.99%) Git (software)
4 262 (2.99%) Subversion
5 245 (2.80%) Selenium
6 213 (2.43%) TeamCity
7 189 (2.16%) SpecFlow
8 176 (2.01%) JIRA
9 147 (1.68%) QuickTest Pro
10 131 (1.50%) MSTest
11 103 (1.18%) Jenkins
12 101 (1.15%) MSBuild
13 94 (1.07%) Rhino Mocks
14 81 (0.92%) Moq
14 81 (0.92%) Cucumber
15 75 (0.86%) Maven
16 65 (0.74%) WebDriver
17 59 (0.67%) JUnit
18 54 (0.62%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 1340 (15.30%) Finance
2 590 (6.74%) Banking
3 284 (3.24%) Front Office
4 258 (2.95%) Investment Banking
5 218 (2.49%) Marketing
6 215 (2.45%) Retail
7 159 (1.82%) Back Office
8 137 (1.56%) Advertising
9 126 (1.44%) Telecoms
10 93 (1.06%) Manufacturing
11 76 (0.87%) Legal
12 62 (0.71%) Publishing
13 47 (0.54%) Financial Institution
14 46 (0.53%) Electronics
15 38 (0.43%) Law
16 34 (0.39%) Games
17 25 (0.29%) Automotive
18 22 (0.25%) Billing
19 18 (0.21%) Pharmaceutical
20 15 (0.17%) German Language
Job Titles
1 6018 (68.71%) Developer
2 2816 (32.15%) .NET Developer
3 1612 (18.41%) C# Developer
4 1076 (12.29%) C# .NET Developer
5 659 (7.52%) ASP.NET Developer
6 603 (6.89%) Analyst
7 558 (6.37%) Senior Developer
8 511 (5.83%) Web Developer
9 510 (5.82%) Architect
10 479 (5.47%) C# ASP.NET Developer
11 344 (3.93%) SharePoint Developer
12 285 (3.25%) Senior .NET Developer
13 283 (3.23%) Consultant
14 271 (3.09%) SQL Developer
15 267 (3.05%) CRM Developer
16 256 (2.92%) Software Developer
17 212 (2.42%) Solutions Architect
18 205 (2.34%) Test Analyst
19 198 (2.26%) Dynamics CRM Developer
20 181 (2.07%) Front-End Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4027 (45.98%) ASP.NET
2 2640 (30.14%) HTML
3 1991 (22.73%) CSS
4 1576 (17.99%) .NET Framework
5 1534 (17.52%) WCF
6 1522 (17.38%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1503 (17.16%) jQuery
8 1304 (14.89%) Web Services
9 1136 (12.97%) XML
10 952 (10.87%) HTML5
11 697 (7.96%) WPF
12 662 (7.56%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
13 554 (6.33%) Ajax
14 511 (5.83%) CSS3
15 420 (4.80%) AngularJS
16 388 (4.43%) ASP.NET MVC 4
17 357 (4.08%) ASP.NET Web Forms
18 348 (3.97%) REST
19 339 (3.87%) LINQ
20 334 (3.81%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 409 (4.67%) Analytical Skills
2 226 (2.58%) Computer Science
3 186 (2.12%) User Experience
4 169 (1.93%) Mobile App
5 153 (1.75%) N-Tier
5 153 (1.75%) Open Source
6 123 (1.40%) Enterprise Software
7 114 (1.30%) Fixed Income
8 102 (1.16%) Inversion of Control
9 100 (1.14%) Derivative
10 93 (1.06%) Clustering
11 88 (1.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 82 (0.94%) Management Information System
13 80 (0.91%) NHS
14 68 (0.78%) Client/Server
15 66 (0.75%) Algorithms
16 65 (0.74%) Market Risk
17 64 (0.73%) Mathematics
18 63 (0.72%) Credit Risk
19 57 (0.65%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 1261 (14.40%) Windows
2 327 (3.73%) UNIX
3 316 (3.61%) Linux
4 238 (2.72%) Windows Server 2008
5 163 (1.86%) Windows Server 2003
6 110 (1.26%) Apple iOS
7 98 (1.12%) Android
8 92 (1.05%) Windows Server 2012
9 77 (0.88%) Windows XP
10 56 (0.64%) Windows 7
11 55 (0.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 38 (0.43%) Windows 2000
13 30 (0.34%) Windows Phone
14 28 (0.32%) Windows 8
15 27 (0.31%) Windows Mobile
16 20 (0.23%) Solaris
17 18 (0.21%) Windows NT
18 12 (0.14%) Windows Phone 8
18 12 (0.14%) Windows CE
19 10 (0.11%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 2858 (32.63%) Agile Software Development
2 2640 (30.14%) MVC
3 1445 (16.50%) TDD
4 1122 (12.81%) Scrum
5 813 (9.28%) CRM
6 798 (9.11%) OO
7 592 (6.76%) Web Development
8 569 (6.50%) Continuous Integration
9 545 (6.22%) BDD
10 508 (5.80%) E-Commerce
11 494 (5.64%) Unit Testing
12 401 (4.58%) SOA
13 369 (4.21%) Workflow
14 365 (4.17%) Migration
15 358 (4.09%) Software Engineering
16 335 (3.83%) Project Management
17 282 (3.22%) Business Intelligence
18 269 (3.07%) OOP
19 259 (2.96%) MVVM
20 243 (2.77%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 5912 (67.50%) C#
2 3010 (34.37%) SQL
3 2825 (32.26%) JavaScript
4 962 (10.98%) Java
5 752 (8.59%) VB.NET
6 674 (7.70%) T-SQL
7 427 (4.88%) VB
8 337 (3.85%) PowerShell
9 310 (3.54%) PL/SQL
10 307 (3.51%) C++
11 216 (2.47%) PHP
12 170 (1.94%) VBScript
12 170 (1.94%) Python
13 154 (1.76%) VBA
14 146 (1.67%) Ruby
15 138 (1.58%) VB6
16 135 (1.54%) C
17 131 (1.50%) Perl
18 79 (0.90%) XAML
19 42 (0.48%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 558 (6.37%) Security Cleared
2 432 (4.93%) Degree
3 423 (4.83%) SC Cleared
4 216 (2.47%) ISTQB
5 152 (1.74%) Microsoft Certification
6 131 (1.50%) DV Cleared
7 104 (1.19%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 101 (1.15%) ISEB
9 88 (1.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 67 (0.77%) MCITP
11 44 (0.50%) MCSE
12 33 (0.38%) MCTS
13 29 (0.33%) Cisco Certification
14 22 (0.25%) MCSD
15 13 (0.15%) MCP
15 13 (0.15%) BC Cleared
16 11 (0.13%) CCNA
17 10 (0.11%) HND
18 9 (0.10%) PRINCE2 Certification
18 9 (0.10%) MCPD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 357 (4.08%) QA
2 33 (0.38%) SLA
3 28 (0.32%) ISO 9001
4 20 (0.23%) PCI DSS
5 18 (0.21%) HL7
6 9 (0.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 8 (0.091%) Data Quality
8 7 (0.080%) Basel III
9 6 (0.069%) WCAG
9 6 (0.069%) WAI
9 6 (0.069%) GPG13
10 5 (0.057%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 3 (0.034%) ISO 14001
11 3 (0.034%) Solvency II
12 2 (0.023%) COBIT
13 1 (0.011%) GxP
13 1 (0.011%) GAMP
13 1 (0.011%) EMIR
13 1 (0.011%) Section 508
13 1 (0.011%) DICOM
System Software
1 201 (2.30%) Active Directory
2 47 (0.54%) VMware Infrastructure
3 42 (0.48%) Hyper-V
4 21 (0.24%) Nmap
5 11 (0.13%) Firmware
6 10 (0.11%) vSphere
7 9 (0.10%) vCloud
7 9 (0.10%) Xen
8 8 (0.091%) Platform Symphony
9 7 (0.080%) VMware ESXi
10 5 (0.057%) VMware ESX
11 4 (0.046%) ISA Server
12 3 (0.034%) NFS
12 3 (0.034%) UAG
12 3 (0.034%) Varnish
12 3 (0.034%) XenApp
12 3 (0.034%) Veritas Cluster Server
13 2 (0.023%) qmail
13 2 (0.023%) DFS Replication
13 2 (0.023%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 102 (1.16%) HP Quality Center
2 54 (0.62%) Puppet
3 52 (0.59%) Opscode Chef
4 30 (0.34%) SCCM
5 29 (0.33%) SCOM
6 28 (0.32%) Control-M
7 21 (0.24%) Nessus
8 16 (0.18%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 12 (0.14%) Nagios
10 9 (0.10%) SCOrch
11 8 (0.091%) BladeLogic
11 8 (0.091%) Forefront Identity Manager
11 8 (0.091%) ITRS Geneos
11 8 (0.091%) WMI
12 7 (0.080%) logstash
13 6 (0.069%) ZABBIX
14 5 (0.057%) Vagrant
14 5 (0.057%) Zenoss
14 5 (0.057%) Kibana
15 3 (0.034%) MIIS
Vendors
1 2259 (25.79%) Microsoft
2 1086 (12.40%) Oracle
3 254 (2.90%) HP
4 234 (2.67%) Sitecore
5 151 (1.72%) SAP
6 121 (1.38%) EPiServer
7 102 (1.16%) Salesforce.com
8 97 (1.11%) IBM
9 72 (0.82%) Business Objects
10 71 (0.81%) Sybase
11 69 (0.79%) VMware
12 65 (0.74%) TIBCO
13 60 (0.69%) Citrix
13 60 (0.69%) Telerik
14 57 (0.65%) Red Hat
15 54 (0.62%) JD Edwards
16 48 (0.55%) DevExpress
16 48 (0.55%) Google
17 47 (0.54%) Cisco
18 46 (0.53%) Informatica
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Volt
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 39 minutes ago
London
Engage PSG
Rate: £300 - £425 per day
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London
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £400 - £500 per annum
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TEKsystems
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Devon
G2 Recruitment Solutions Ltd.
Rate: Excellent market rates paid weekly
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Coventry, West Midlands (County)
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Rate: £500 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
City, London
TEKsystems
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Posted: 16 hours ago
Brentford, Middlesex
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £200 - £294 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Vivid Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
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Manchester, Lancashire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
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Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
Hightown
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Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
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Timothy James Consulting Ltd
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