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 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft .NET (dotNet)
Rank 16 13 12
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -1
Contract jobs citing .NET 4142 4445 4129
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 8.42% 9.27% 9.73%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 30.81% 33.41% 35.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 2883 2979 2710
Average daily rate
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£375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £265 £257
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £520 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.27% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 44 94
Average hourly rate £40.00 £32.25 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.03% -7.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.75 £21.30 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £58.15 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £32.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -8.57%
.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
13442 13306 11554
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 27.32% 27.74% 27.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 8992 8932 7437
Average daily rate £388 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £265 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 183 168 346
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.43 £16.66 £17.43
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.88 £55.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+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 22 May 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 22 May 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 22 May 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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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 1865 £425 +3.03% 844
South East -5 675 £350 -3.44% 468
Yorkshire +1 325 £325 +8.33% 230
South West 0 291 £333 +2.30% 246
West Midlands -2 265 £368 +13.07% 190
North West -10 254 £350 +6.06% 368
East of England -6 247 £365 -2.66% 184
East Midlands -5 166 £320 +6.66% 131
North East -4 54 £288 +6.48% 70
Midlands +13 15 £300 -14.28% 3
South Coast +4 3 £600 +41.17%
.NET
UK

.NET
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 5532 (66.55%) C#
2 3391 (40.79%) SQL Server
3 3376 (40.61%) ASP.NET
4 2941 (35.38%) SQL
5 2900 (34.89%) Agile Software Development
6 2706 (32.55%) JavaScript
7 2329 (28.02%) MVC
8 2316 (27.86%) HTML
9 2173 (26.14%) Microsoft
10 1786 (21.48%) CSS
11 1559 (18.75%) .NET Framework
12 1464 (17.61%) jQuery
13 1350 (16.24%) Finance
14 1323 (15.91%) TDD
15 1318 (15.85%) WCF
16 1302 (15.66%) Web Services
17 1300 (15.64%) ASP.NET MVC
18 1137 (13.68%) Java
19 1131 (13.61%) Scrum
20 1122 (13.50%) Windows
21 1097 (13.20%) Visual Studio
22 1071 (12.88%) XML
23 1052 (12.65%) Oracle
24 809 (9.73%) HTML5
25 756 (9.09%) OO
26 722 (8.69%) SharePoint
27 716 (8.61%) AngularJS
28 708 (8.52%) SQL Server 2008
29 680 (8.18%) Entity Framework
30 669 (8.05%) VB.NET

.NET
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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
1 722 (8.69%) SharePoint
2 611 (7.35%) IIS
3 565 (6.80%) CMS
4 332 (3.99%) BizTalk Server
5 265 (3.19%) Umbraco
6 209 (2.51%) SharePoint 2013
7 192 (2.31%) Sitecore CMS
8 183 (2.20%) SharePoint 2010
9 166 (2.00%) Node.js
10 130 (1.56%) Apache
11 112 (1.35%) WebSphere
12 95 (1.14%) Tomcat
13 94 (1.13%) Kentico
14 60 (0.72%) JBoss
15 50 (0.60%) Sitefinity
16 40 (0.48%) MQSeries
17 36 (0.43%) MS Exchange
18 34 (0.41%) SharePoint Server
19 32 (0.38%) Confluence
20 30 (0.36%) WebLogic
Applications
1 633 (7.61%) MS Excel
2 174 (2.09%) MS Office
3 67 (0.81%) MS Visio
4 51 (0.61%) MS PowerPoint
5 41 (0.49%) Photoshop
6 35 (0.42%) MS Project
7 31 (0.37%) InfoPath
8 27 (0.32%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 17 (0.20%) PowerPivot
9 17 (0.20%) Spreadsheet
10 8 (0.096%) Adobe Illustrator
11 6 (0.072%) Mingle
12 4 (0.048%) Fireworks
13 3 (0.036%) InDesign
13 3 (0.036%) Adobe After Effects
14 1 (0.012%) FastStats
14 1 (0.012%) CATIA
14 1 (0.012%) 3ds Max
14 1 (0.012%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 342 (4.11%) Dynamics CRM
2 115 (1.38%) Dynamics AX
3 48 (0.58%) Oracle EBS
4 25 (0.30%) Markit EDM
5 23 (0.28%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 21 (0.25%) Dynamics NAV
7 17 (0.20%) Endur
8 15 (0.18%) Tridion
9 14 (0.17%) Oracle BPM
10 11 (0.13%) Adobe Campaign
10 11 (0.13%) SmartPlant
11 10 (0.12%) WebTrends
12 9 (0.11%) RMDS
13 8 (0.096%) Summit
14 7 (0.084%) Oracle Retail
14 7 (0.084%) Maximo
15 6 (0.072%) Magento
16 5 (0.060%) Remedy ITSM
17 4 (0.048%) CODA-Financials
17 4 (0.048%) ZaiNet
Cloud Services
1 321 (3.86%) Microsoft Azure
2 215 (2.59%) Amazon AWS
3 86 (1.03%) Cloud Computing
4 82 (0.99%) Office 365
5 63 (0.76%) SaaS
6 38 (0.46%) Amazon EC2
7 37 (0.45%) IaaS
8 28 (0.34%) Google Cloud Platform
9 24 (0.29%) Google App Engine
10 21 (0.25%) Google Analytics
11 19 (0.23%) GitHub
12 15 (0.18%) PaaS
13 11 (0.13%) Yammer
13 11 (0.13%) Adobe Analytics
14 5 (0.060%) Google Apps
15 4 (0.048%) Force.com
15 4 (0.048%) SuccessFactors
16 3 (0.036%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 3 (0.036%) Amazon S3
17 2 (0.024%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 192 (2.31%) HTTP
2 159 (1.91%) Internet
3 105 (1.26%) Firewall
4 94 (1.13%) Intranet
5 85 (1.02%) FTP
6 84 (1.01%) DNS
7 80 (0.96%) TCP/IP
8 59 (0.71%) LDAP
9 54 (0.65%) DHCP
10 51 (0.61%) SAN
11 45 (0.54%) SSL
12 29 (0.35%) IPsec
13 28 (0.34%) HTTPS
14 22 (0.26%) Unified Communications
15 20 (0.24%) VPN
16 15 (0.18%) NAS
16 15 (0.18%) WAN
17 13 (0.16%) SMTP
17 13 (0.16%) DMZ
18 12 (0.14%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3391 (40.79%) SQL Server
2 708 (8.52%) SQL Server 2008
3 605 (7.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 577 (6.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 437 (5.26%) SQL Server 2012
6 395 (4.75%) Oracle Database
7 270 (3.25%) Data Warehouse
8 250 (3.01%) Relational Database
9 245 (2.95%) SQL Server 2005
10 210 (2.53%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 170 (2.04%) MongoDB
12 165 (1.98%) Oracle Database 11g
12 165 (1.98%) MySQL
13 152 (1.83%) NoSQL
14 102 (1.23%) Oracle Database 10g
14 102 (1.23%) SQL Server 2000
15 87 (1.05%) Big Data
16 86 (1.03%) MS Access
17 68 (0.82%) Oracle Reports
18 67 (0.81%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 1097 (13.20%) Visual Studio
2 666 (8.01%) Team Foundation Server
3 352 (4.23%) Git (software)
4 344 (4.14%) Subversion
5 307 (3.69%) NUnit
6 247 (2.97%) Selenium
7 224 (2.69%) JIRA
8 207 (2.49%) TeamCity
9 187 (2.25%) Jenkins
10 153 (1.84%) SpecFlow
11 91 (1.09%) Maven
12 87 (1.05%) MSTest
13 77 (0.93%) MSBuild
14 74 (0.89%) Moq
15 68 (0.82%) ReSharper
16 67 (0.81%) Rhino Mocks
17 61 (0.73%) Cucumber
17 61 (0.73%) WebDriver
18 57 (0.69%) JUnit
19 55 (0.66%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 1350 (16.24%) Finance
2 601 (7.23%) Banking
3 313 (3.77%) Investment Banking
4 258 (3.10%) Front Office
5 256 (3.08%) Retail
6 147 (1.77%) Marketing
7 126 (1.52%) Back Office
8 118 (1.42%) Telecoms
9 111 (1.34%) Manufacturing
10 86 (1.03%) Advertising
11 77 (0.93%) Legal
12 74 (0.89%) Publishing
13 73 (0.88%) Law
14 41 (0.49%) Games
15 39 (0.47%) Financial Institution
16 31 (0.37%) Electronics
17 27 (0.32%) Automotive
18 22 (0.26%) Billing
19 21 (0.25%) Military
20 17 (0.20%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 5467 (65.76%) Developer
2 2561 (30.81%) .NET Developer
3 1433 (17.24%) C# Developer
4 955 (11.49%) C# .NET Developer
5 688 (8.28%) Analyst
6 638 (7.67%) Architect
7 528 (6.35%) ASP.NET Developer
8 479 (5.76%) Senior Developer
9 435 (5.23%) Web Developer
10 397 (4.78%) C# ASP.NET Developer
11 281 (3.38%) SQL Developer
12 247 (2.97%) Solutions Architect
13 231 (2.78%) SharePoint Developer
14 212 (2.55%) Senior .NET Developer
14 212 (2.55%) Software Developer
15 197 (2.37%) Consultant
16 175 (2.11%) Test Analyst
17 153 (1.84%) CRM Developer
18 148 (1.78%) Applications Developer
19 147 (1.77%) Senior C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3376 (40.61%) ASP.NET
2 2316 (27.86%) HTML
3 1786 (21.48%) CSS
4 1559 (18.75%) .NET Framework
5 1464 (17.61%) jQuery
6 1318 (15.85%) WCF
7 1302 (15.66%) Web Services
8 1300 (15.64%) ASP.NET MVC
9 1071 (12.88%) XML
10 809 (9.73%) HTML5
11 716 (8.61%) AngularJS
12 680 (8.18%) Entity Framework
13 627 (7.54%) WPF
14 485 (5.83%) ASP.NET Web API
15 476 (5.73%) CSS3
16 411 (4.94%) Ajax
17 366 (4.40%) SOAP
18 358 (4.31%) REST
19 333 (4.01%) LINQ
20 312 (3.75%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 400 (4.81%) Analytical Skills
2 213 (2.56%) Computer Science
3 203 (2.44%) Open Source
4 198 (2.38%) User Experience
5 167 (2.01%) Derivative
6 157 (1.89%) Mobile App
7 152 (1.83%) N-Tier
8 137 (1.65%) Enterprise Software
9 117 (1.41%) Management Information System
10 113 (1.36%) Fixed Income
11 108 (1.30%) Client/Server
12 99 (1.19%) Visualisation
13 79 (0.95%) Data Structures
14 78 (0.94%) Inversion of Control
15 77 (0.93%) Hedge funds
16 67 (0.81%) Clustering
16 67 (0.81%) NHS
17 65 (0.78%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
18 50 (0.60%) W3C
19 48 (0.58%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 1122 (13.50%) Windows
2 421 (5.06%) Linux
3 321 (3.86%) UNIX
4 187 (2.25%) Windows Server 2008
5 127 (1.53%) Apple iOS
6 125 (1.50%) Android
7 107 (1.29%) Windows Server 2012
8 106 (1.28%) Windows Server 2003
9 61 (0.73%) Windows 7
10 50 (0.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 41 (0.49%) Solaris
12 34 (0.41%) Windows Phone
13 33 (0.40%) Windows Mobile
13 33 (0.40%) Windows XP
14 19 (0.23%) Windows 8
14 19 (0.23%) Ubuntu
15 15 (0.18%) Windows Vista
16 14 (0.17%) Windows 2000
17 13 (0.16%) Windows 2000 Server
18 12 (0.14%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 2900 (34.89%) Agile Software Development
2 2329 (28.02%) MVC
3 1323 (15.91%) TDD
4 1131 (13.61%) Scrum
5 756 (9.09%) OO
6 580 (6.98%) CRM
7 548 (6.59%) E-Commerce
8 508 (6.11%) Continuous Integration
9 506 (6.09%) SOA
10 494 (5.94%) Unit Testing
11 466 (5.61%) BDD
12 461 (5.55%) Web Development
13 381 (4.58%) Software Engineering
14 336 (4.04%) Business Intelligence
15 309 (3.72%) Migration
16 289 (3.48%) Project Management
17 278 (3.34%) ITIL
18 254 (3.06%) UML
19 250 (3.01%) OOP
20 241 (2.90%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 5532 (66.55%) C#
2 2941 (35.38%) SQL
3 2706 (32.55%) JavaScript
4 1137 (13.68%) Java
5 669 (8.05%) VB.NET
6 666 (8.01%) T-SQL
7 408 (4.91%) VB
8 357 (4.29%) C++
9 301 (3.62%) PowerShell
10 258 (3.10%) Python
11 256 (3.08%) PL/SQL
12 218 (2.62%) Ruby
13 190 (2.29%) VBA
14 185 (2.23%) PHP
15 150 (1.80%) VB6
16 109 (1.31%) C
17 105 (1.26%) VBScript
18 92 (1.11%) Perl
19 75 (0.90%) Shell Script
20 71 (0.85%) XAML
Qualifications
1 447 (5.38%) Security Cleared
2 421 (5.06%) Degree
3 287 (3.45%) SC Cleared
4 161 (1.94%) Microsoft Certification
5 123 (1.48%) ISEB
6 111 (1.34%) ISTQB
7 107 (1.29%) DV Cleared
8 65 (0.78%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 56 (0.67%) MCITP
10 54 (0.65%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
11 44 (0.53%) Cisco Certification
12 23 (0.28%) CISSP
13 21 (0.25%) ITIL Certification
14 18 (0.22%) MCSD
15 15 (0.18%) MCPD
15 15 (0.18%) MCP
15 15 (0.18%) MCSE
16 13 (0.16%) MCAD
17 10 (0.12%) PRINCE2 Certification
18 9 (0.11%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 298 (3.58%) QA
2 46 (0.55%) SLA
3 24 (0.29%) ISO 9001
4 18 (0.22%) ISO 9000
5 17 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 15 (0.18%) HL7
7 11 (0.13%) Dodd-Frank
8 7 (0.084%) Data Quality
9 6 (0.072%) EMIR
10 5 (0.060%) Solvency II
10 5 (0.060%) PCI DSS
10 5 (0.060%) GxP
11 3 (0.036%) BS25999
11 3 (0.036%) DICOM
11 3 (0.036%) COBIT
11 3 (0.036%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 2 (0.024%) ISO 14001
12 2 (0.024%) 21 CFR Part 11
12 2 (0.024%) WCAG
12 2 (0.024%) CRD IV
System Software
1 158 (1.90%) Active Directory
2 105 (1.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 43 (0.52%) vSphere
4 34 (0.41%) Microsoft App-V
5 22 (0.26%) Xen
6 20 (0.24%) ISA Server
6 20 (0.24%) vCloud
7 18 (0.22%) Hyper-V
8 16 (0.19%) Firmware
9 13 (0.16%) XenApp
10 10 (0.12%) VMware ESXi
11 9 (0.11%) Samba
12 8 (0.096%) Terminal Services
12 8 (0.096%) Oracle RAC
13 6 (0.072%) Veritas Cluster Server
14 5 (0.060%) Oracle Clusterware
15 4 (0.048%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
15 4 (0.048%) Terminal Server
15 4 (0.048%) VMware ESX
15 4 (0.048%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 120 (1.44%) Puppet
2 112 (1.35%) Opscode Chef
3 52 (0.63%) SCCM
4 51 (0.61%) HP Quality Center
5 32 (0.38%) ITRS Geneos
6 28 (0.34%) BladeLogic
7 24 (0.29%) StatsD
8 19 (0.23%) Vagrant
9 18 (0.22%) ZABBIX
9 18 (0.22%) SCOM
10 15 (0.18%) Tivoli
10 15 (0.18%) Control-M
11 12 (0.14%) CA Single Sign-On
12 10 (0.12%) WMI
13 9 (0.11%) Forefront Identity Manager
13 9 (0.11%) Tivoli Identity Manager
14 7 (0.084%) Oracle Identity Manager
14 7 (0.084%) Kibana
14 7 (0.084%) SCOrch
14 7 (0.084%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 2173 (26.14%) Microsoft
2 1052 (12.65%) Oracle
3 284 (3.42%) Sitecore
4 176 (2.12%) VMware
5 169 (2.03%) IBM
6 143 (1.72%) HP
7 123 (1.48%) SAP
8 120 (1.44%) EPiServer
9 108 (1.30%) Google
10 89 (1.07%) Adobe
11 88 (1.06%) Citrix
12 85 (1.02%) Telerik
13 78 (0.94%) Sybase
14 77 (0.93%) TIBCO
15 74 (0.89%) Cisco
16 73 (0.88%) Salesforce.com
17 71 (0.85%) Tableau
18 70 (0.84%) Twitter
18 70 (0.84%) Business Objects
19 62 (0.75%) Red Hat
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