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 20 August 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft .NET (dotNet)
Rank 12 8 10
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +2
Contract jobs citing .NET 4325 4951 5343
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 8.64% 10.20% 9.90%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 30.92% 35.01% 36.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 2805 3324 3405
Average daily rate
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£375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £260 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 75 130
Average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £33.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £18.00 £18.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £51.50 £47.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £34.00 £31.75
% change year-on-year
+10.29% +7.08%
.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
13987 14142 14723
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 27.94% 29.13% 27.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 9035 9265 9178
Average daily rate £375 £375 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £250 £250
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 200 238 347
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £22.00 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.80 £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 20 August 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 20 August 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 20 August 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 -3 1837 £425 - 752
South East -2 794 £363 -3.33% 423
East of England -1 398 £350 -6.66% 225
North West -2 305 £325 +8.33% 303
South West -1 276 £325 - 214
West Midlands -5 248 £338 +12.50% 153
Yorkshire 0 246 £325 +5.26% 232
East Midlands -2 141 £313 +13.63% 128
North East -1 58 £350 +7.53% 65
Midlands -5 6 £300 -33.33% 1
.NET
UK

.NET
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 6048 (67.86%) C#
2 4262 (47.82%) ASP.NET
3 3968 (44.52%) SQL Server
4 3044 (34.15%) SQL
5 2827 (31.72%) JavaScript
6 2707 (30.37%) MVC
7 2703 (30.33%) HTML
8 2140 (24.01%) Microsoft
9 2030 (22.78%) CSS
10 1617 (18.14%) ASP.NET MVC
11 1598 (17.93%) jQuery
12 1584 (17.77%) WCF
13 1539 (17.27%) .NET Framework
14 1445 (16.21%) Agile Software Development
15 1412 (15.84%) TDD
16 1365 (15.31%) Web Services
17 1351 (15.16%) Windows
17 1351 (15.16%) Finance
18 1274 (14.29%) XML
19 1226 (13.76%) Visual Studio
20 1157 (12.98%) Scrum
21 1135 (12.73%) Oracle
22 1102 (12.36%) SQL Server 2008
23 1010 (11.33%) SharePoint
24 993 (11.14%) Java
25 947 (10.62%) HTML5
26 847 (9.50%) Team Foundation Server
26 847 (9.50%) VB.NET
27 799 (8.96%) OO
28 753 (8.45%) WPF

.NET
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 1010 (11.33%) SharePoint
2 626 (7.02%) IIS
3 534 (5.99%) CMS
4 342 (3.84%) BizTalk Server
5 339 (3.80%) SharePoint 2010
6 258 (2.89%) SharePoint 2013
7 241 (2.70%) Umbraco
8 200 (2.24%) Sitecore CMS
9 159 (1.78%) Node.js
10 96 (1.08%) WebSphere
10 96 (1.08%) SharePoint Server
11 80 (0.90%) Tomcat
12 77 (0.86%) Apache
13 42 (0.47%) WebLogic
14 40 (0.45%) Kentico
14 40 (0.45%) MS Exchange
15 33 (0.37%) Drupal
16 32 (0.36%) WordPress
17 31 (0.35%) Confluence
18 27 (0.30%) K2 blackpearl
Applications
1 665 (7.46%) MS Excel
2 196 (2.20%) MS Office
3 102 (1.14%) InfoPath
4 59 (0.66%) Photoshop
5 48 (0.54%) MS Project
6 42 (0.47%) MS Visio
7 22 (0.25%) MS PowerPoint
8 20 (0.22%) Spreadsheet
9 8 (0.090%) Fireworks
10 7 (0.079%) SPSS
11 6 (0.067%) Adobe Illustrator
11 6 (0.067%) AutoCAD
12 4 (0.045%) PowerPivot
12 4 (0.045%) Stata
13 2 (0.022%) FastStats
13 2 (0.022%) GIMP
13 2 (0.022%) Windchill
13 2 (0.022%) CATIA
13 2 (0.022%) InDesign
14 1 (0.011%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 399 (4.48%) Dynamics CRM
2 130 (1.46%) Dynamics AX
3 100 (1.12%) Oracle EBS
4 47 (0.53%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 39 (0.44%) Oracle CRM
6 37 (0.42%) Magento
7 27 (0.30%) Dynamics NAV
8 24 (0.27%) Markit EDM
9 20 (0.22%) Tridion
10 17 (0.19%) Oracle Applications
11 14 (0.16%) Oracle BPM
12 12 (0.13%) Google Analytics
13 10 (0.11%) Endur
14 9 (0.10%) Agresso
15 8 (0.090%) WebTrends
16 7 (0.079%) ZaiNet
16 7 (0.079%) Remedy ITSM
16 7 (0.079%) Aligne
16 7 (0.079%) ReMetrica
17 6 (0.067%) ION MarketView
Cloud Services
1 317 (3.56%) Microsoft Azure
2 95 (1.07%) SaaS
3 71 (0.80%) Office 365
4 60 (0.67%) Amazon AWS
5 56 (0.63%) PaaS
6 40 (0.45%) Amazon EC2
7 35 (0.39%) Cloud Computing
8 18 (0.20%) Force.com
9 15 (0.17%) GitHub
10 10 (0.11%) Amazon S3
11 9 (0.10%) Google App Engine
11 9 (0.10%) IaaS
12 7 (0.079%) CloudFront
13 5 (0.056%) Amazon ELB
13 5 (0.056%) Amazon SQS
14 3 (0.034%) IBM SmartCloud
15 2 (0.022%) SuccessFactors
16 1 (0.011%) Gitorious
16 1 (0.011%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 178 (2.00%) HTTP
2 160 (1.80%) TCP/IP
3 152 (1.71%) Internet
4 126 (1.41%) Intranet
5 93 (1.04%) DNS
6 83 (0.93%) Firewall
7 70 (0.79%) LDAP
8 65 (0.73%) SSL
9 61 (0.68%) SAN
10 59 (0.66%) HTTPS
11 58 (0.65%) FTP
12 34 (0.38%) DHCP
13 30 (0.34%) Wireshark
14 28 (0.31%) Extranet
15 24 (0.27%) WAN
16 23 (0.26%) VPN
17 20 (0.22%) NAS
17 20 (0.22%) Wireless
17 20 (0.22%) LAN
18 19 (0.21%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3968 (44.52%) SQL Server
2 1102 (12.36%) SQL Server 2008
3 648 (7.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 563 (6.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 425 (4.77%) SQL Server 2005
6 418 (4.69%) SQL Server 2012
7 245 (2.75%) Relational Database
8 226 (2.54%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 221 (2.48%) Data Warehouse
10 213 (2.39%) Oracle Database
11 186 (2.09%) MySQL
12 132 (1.48%) NoSQL
13 111 (1.25%) Oracle Reports
14 103 (1.16%) SQL Server 2000
15 102 (1.14%) MongoDB
16 93 (1.04%) RDBMS
17 75 (0.84%) DTS
17 75 (0.84%) Oracle Database 11g
18 69 (0.77%) OLAP
19 62 (0.70%) RavenDB
Development Applications
1 1226 (13.76%) Visual Studio
2 847 (9.50%) Team Foundation Server
3 327 (3.67%) NUnit
4 299 (3.35%) Git (software)
5 261 (2.93%) TeamCity
6 256 (2.87%) Subversion
7 214 (2.40%) Selenium
8 172 (1.93%) JIRA
9 170 (1.91%) SpecFlow
10 158 (1.77%) QuickTest Pro
11 107 (1.20%) MSTest
12 101 (1.13%) MSBuild
13 96 (1.08%) Jenkins
14 93 (1.04%) Cucumber
15 92 (1.03%) Maven
16 80 (0.90%) Rhino Mocks
17 71 (0.80%) Moq
18 63 (0.71%) WebDriver
19 59 (0.66%) SoapUI
20 55 (0.62%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 1351 (15.16%) Finance
2 593 (6.65%) Banking
3 273 (3.06%) Front Office
4 252 (2.83%) Investment Banking
5 232 (2.60%) Marketing
6 224 (2.51%) Retail
7 187 (2.10%) Back Office
8 133 (1.49%) Advertising
9 128 (1.44%) Telecoms
10 105 (1.18%) Manufacturing
11 79 (0.89%) Publishing
12 75 (0.84%) Legal
13 54 (0.61%) Electronics
14 44 (0.49%) Financial Institution
14 44 (0.49%) Law
15 27 (0.30%) Automotive
16 26 (0.29%) Games
17 24 (0.27%) Pharmaceutical
18 23 (0.26%) Billing
19 15 (0.17%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 6071 (68.11%) Developer
2 2944 (33.03%) .NET Developer
3 1656 (18.58%) C# Developer
4 1146 (12.86%) C# .NET Developer
5 738 (8.28%) ASP.NET Developer
6 639 (7.17%) Analyst
7 547 (6.14%) Web Developer
8 544 (6.10%) Senior Developer
9 536 (6.01%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 516 (5.79%) Architect
11 377 (4.23%) SharePoint Developer
12 304 (3.41%) Senior .NET Developer
13 293 (3.29%) SQL Developer
14 262 (2.94%) Software Developer
15 254 (2.85%) Consultant
16 234 (2.63%) VB.NET Developer
17 230 (2.58%) Solutions Architect
18 216 (2.42%) Test Analyst
19 193 (2.17%) CRM Developer
20 186 (2.09%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4262 (47.82%) ASP.NET
2 2703 (30.33%) HTML
3 2030 (22.78%) CSS
4 1617 (18.14%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1598 (17.93%) jQuery
6 1584 (17.77%) WCF
7 1539 (17.27%) .NET Framework
8 1365 (15.31%) Web Services
9 1274 (14.29%) XML
10 947 (10.62%) HTML5
11 753 (8.45%) WPF
12 678 (7.61%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
13 584 (6.55%) Ajax
14 529 (5.94%) CSS3
15 451 (5.06%) ASP.NET MVC 4
16 445 (4.99%) LINQ
17 376 (4.22%) REST
18 373 (4.18%) ASP.NET Web Forms
18 373 (4.18%) WinForms
19 355 (3.98%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 185 (2.08%) Computer Science
2 167 (1.87%) Mobile App
3 162 (1.82%) N-Tier
4 152 (1.71%) Enterprise Software
5 129 (1.45%) Open Source
6 114 (1.28%) Derivative
7 104 (1.17%) Fixed Income
8 98 (1.10%) Inversion of Control
9 97 (1.09%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 70 (0.79%) Management Information System
11 67 (0.75%) NHS
11 67 (0.75%) Client/Server
12 63 (0.71%) Clustering
13 57 (0.64%) Credit Risk
14 56 (0.63%) Market Risk
15 52 (0.58%) GIS
16 51 (0.57%) Mathematics
17 47 (0.53%) Visualisation
18 46 (0.52%) DTV
19 40 (0.45%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 1351 (15.16%) Windows
2 354 (3.97%) UNIX
3 304 (3.41%) Linux
4 252 (2.83%) Windows Server 2008
5 194 (2.18%) Windows Server 2003
6 132 (1.48%) Apple iOS
7 123 (1.38%) Windows Server 2012
8 108 (1.21%) Android
9 93 (1.04%) Windows XP
10 50 (0.56%) Windows 7
11 46 (0.52%) Windows 2000
12 35 (0.39%) Windows 8
13 29 (0.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 29 (0.33%) Windows Phone
14 21 (0.24%) Windows Mobile
15 20 (0.22%) Solaris
16 17 (0.19%) Windows Phone 8
17 16 (0.18%) Windows CE
18 14 (0.16%) Windows NT
19 9 (0.10%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 2707 (30.37%) MVC
2 1445 (16.21%) Agile Software Development
3 1412 (15.84%) TDD
4 1157 (12.98%) Scrum
5 799 (8.96%) OO
6 700 (7.85%) CRM
7 622 (6.98%) Web Development
8 575 (6.45%) Unit Testing
9 561 (6.29%) Continuous Integration
10 513 (5.76%) E-Commerce
11 506 (5.68%) BDD
12 435 (4.88%) SOA
13 411 (4.61%) Software Engineering
14 385 (4.32%) Workflow
15 333 (3.74%) Migration
16 319 (3.58%) Project Management
17 298 (3.34%) Business Intelligence
18 285 (3.20%) OOP
19 274 (3.07%) UML
20 256 (2.87%) MVVM
Programming Languages
1 6048 (67.86%) C#
2 3044 (34.15%) SQL
3 2827 (31.72%) JavaScript
4 993 (11.14%) Java
5 847 (9.50%) VB.NET
6 717 (8.04%) T-SQL
7 475 (5.33%) VB
8 323 (3.62%) PowerShell
9 286 (3.21%) PL/SQL
10 274 (3.07%) C++
11 252 (2.83%) PHP
12 200 (2.24%) Python
13 163 (1.83%) Ruby
14 157 (1.76%) VBA
15 154 (1.73%) VBScript
16 152 (1.71%) VB6
17 145 (1.63%) C
18 130 (1.46%) Perl
19 97 (1.09%) XAML
20 41 (0.46%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 556 (6.24%) Security Cleared
2 449 (5.04%) SC Cleared
3 446 (5.00%) Degree
4 205 (2.30%) ISTQB
5 163 (1.83%) Microsoft Certification
6 126 (1.41%) DV Cleared
7 109 (1.22%) ISEB
8 100 (1.12%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 92 (1.03%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 61 (0.68%) MCITP
11 56 (0.63%) MCSE
12 38 (0.43%) Cisco Certification
13 33 (0.37%) MCTS
14 25 (0.28%) MCSD
15 20 (0.22%) CCNA
16 18 (0.20%) ITIL Certification
17 16 (0.18%) PMI Certification
18 15 (0.17%) PMP
19 13 (0.15%) MCP
20 12 (0.13%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 373 (4.18%) QA
2 32 (0.36%) ISO 9001
2 32 (0.36%) SLA
3 21 (0.24%) HL7
4 15 (0.17%) PCI DSS
5 13 (0.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 11 (0.12%) Data Quality
6 11 (0.12%) Basel III
7 7 (0.079%) EMIR
8 6 (0.067%) GPG13
9 5 (0.056%) Dodd-Frank
10 4 (0.045%) ISO 14001
11 3 (0.034%) ISO 9000
11 3 (0.034%) WCAG
11 3 (0.034%) ISO/IEC 27001
12 2 (0.022%) CRD IV
12 2 (0.022%) WAI
12 2 (0.022%) DICOM
12 2 (0.022%) ISO 9002
13 1 (0.011%) MiFID
System Software
1 183 (2.05%) Active Directory
2 41 (0.46%) VMware Infrastructure
3 22 (0.25%) Nmap
4 19 (0.21%) Hyper-V
5 11 (0.12%) vCloud
6 9 (0.10%) vSphere
7 8 (0.090%) Xen
8 5 (0.056%) NDS
8 5 (0.056%) ISA Server
8 5 (0.056%) Oracle RAC
8 5 (0.056%) Varnish
8 5 (0.056%) VMware ESXi
9 3 (0.034%) Terminal Server
9 3 (0.034%) VMware ESX
9 3 (0.034%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 3 (0.034%) XenApp
9 3 (0.034%) UAG
10 2 (0.022%) IAG
10 2 (0.022%) DFS Replication
10 2 (0.022%) qmail
Systems Management
1 105 (1.18%) HP Quality Center
2 60 (0.67%) Opscode Chef
3 58 (0.65%) Puppet
4 28 (0.31%) Control-M
5 24 (0.27%) SCCM
6 23 (0.26%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 22 (0.25%) Nessus
8 20 (0.22%) SCOM
9 13 (0.15%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 8 (0.090%) Vagrant
10 8 (0.090%) ITRS Geneos
10 8 (0.090%) BladeLogic
10 8 (0.090%) WMI
11 7 (0.079%) Nagios
11 7 (0.079%) SCOrch
12 6 (0.067%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
13 4 (0.045%) Zenoss
13 4 (0.045%) WSUS
14 3 (0.034%) AppManager
14 3 (0.034%) MIIS
Vendors
1 2140 (24.01%) Microsoft
2 1135 (12.73%) Oracle
3 269 (3.02%) Sitecore
4 259 (2.91%) HP
5 193 (2.17%) SAP
6 118 (1.32%) EPiServer
7 90 (1.01%) IBM
8 88 (0.99%) JD Edwards
9 75 (0.84%) Sybase
10 74 (0.83%) Salesforce.com
10 74 (0.83%) VMware
11 67 (0.75%) Business Objects
12 63 (0.71%) Cisco
13 59 (0.66%) Telerik
14 55 (0.62%) Citrix
15 54 (0.61%) TIBCO
16 48 (0.54%) Adobe
16 48 (0.54%) DevExpress
17 43 (0.48%) Twitter
18 42 (0.47%) Google
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