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 26 February 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
26 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft .NET (dotNet)
Rank 14 12 9
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -3
Contract jobs citing .NET 4121 4439 4363
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 8.80% 9.58% 10.53%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 32.45% 35.28% 38.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 2831 2817 2806
Average daily rate
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£388 £375 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £538 £564
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 76 102
Average hourly rate £32.10 £34.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.58% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.75 £16.96 £19.39
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £51.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £34.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-4.41% -2.85%
.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
12699 12582 11384
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 27.12% 27.17% 27.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 8477 7973 7265
Average daily rate £388 £375 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +1.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £260
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 174 252 303
Average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £17.00 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -5.71%

.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 26 February 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 26 February 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 26 February 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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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 +2 1753 £425 - 756
South East -1 865 £375 +7.14% 510
South West +1 311 £358 +2.14% 245
East of England 0 306 £375 +7.14% 207
Yorkshire -5 248 £325 +3.17% 217
North West -9 247 £320 -1.53% 372
West Midlands -1 221 £355 +1.42% 273
East Midlands -7 126 £300 +3.44% 145
North East -6 44 £300 +25.00% 55
Midlands +7 4 £353 -2.75%
.NET
UK

.NET
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 26 February 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 5647 (66.84%) C#
2 3414 (40.41%) ASP.NET
3 3281 (38.84%) SQL Server
4 3008 (35.61%) SQL
5 2782 (32.93%) Agile Software Development
6 2727 (32.28%) JavaScript
7 2433 (28.80%) HTML
8 2277 (26.95%) MVC
9 2262 (26.78%) Microsoft
10 1931 (22.86%) CSS
11 1514 (17.92%) jQuery
12 1480 (17.52%) .NET Framework
13 1389 (16.44%) Finance
14 1385 (16.39%) TDD
15 1383 (16.37%) WCF
16 1308 (15.48%) ASP.NET MVC
17 1307 (15.47%) Web Services
18 1140 (13.49%) Java
19 1128 (13.35%) Windows
20 1124 (13.30%) Oracle
21 1106 (13.09%) Scrum
22 1088 (12.88%) XML
23 1077 (12.75%) Visual Studio
24 866 (10.25%) HTML5
25 848 (10.04%) OO
26 816 (9.66%) SharePoint
27 758 (8.97%) SQL Server 2008
28 741 (8.77%) Team Foundation Server
29 684 (8.10%) WPF
30 681 (8.06%) CRM

.NET
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 26 February 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
1 816 (9.66%) SharePoint
2 556 (6.58%) IIS
3 512 (6.06%) CMS
4 325 (3.85%) BizTalk Server
5 267 (3.16%) SharePoint 2013
6 264 (3.13%) SharePoint 2010
7 205 (2.43%) Umbraco
8 180 (2.13%) Sitecore CMS
9 125 (1.48%) Node.js
10 118 (1.40%) Apache
11 109 (1.29%) WebSphere
12 88 (1.04%) Kentico
13 68 (0.80%) Tomcat
14 56 (0.66%) SharePoint Server
15 53 (0.63%) Lync
16 41 (0.49%) WebLogic
17 36 (0.43%) Sitefinity
18 34 (0.40%) MQSeries
18 34 (0.40%) MS Exchange
19 33 (0.39%) TIBCO EMS
Applications
1 677 (8.01%) MS Excel
2 166 (1.96%) MS Office
3 77 (0.91%) MS Visio
4 54 (0.64%) MS PowerPoint
5 43 (0.51%) MS Project
6 40 (0.47%) Spreadsheet
7 37 (0.44%) Photoshop
8 36 (0.43%) InfoPath
9 33 (0.39%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 14 (0.17%) PowerPivot
11 13 (0.15%) Adobe Illustrator
12 9 (0.11%) Mingle
13 7 (0.083%) ArcInfo
14 3 (0.036%) SPSS
15 2 (0.024%) Fireworks
15 2 (0.024%) InDesign
15 2 (0.024%) DOC1
15 2 (0.024%) Adobe After Effects
16 1 (0.012%) Simulink
16 1 (0.012%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 464 (5.49%) Dynamics CRM
2 139 (1.65%) Dynamics AX
3 90 (1.07%) Oracle EBS
4 27 (0.32%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 25 (0.30%) Markit EDM
6 18 (0.21%) Endur
7 14 (0.17%) Dynamics NAV
8 12 (0.14%) Oracle BPM
9 11 (0.13%) SmartPlant
9 11 (0.13%) CODA-Financials
10 8 (0.095%) Tridion
10 8 (0.095%) ZaiNet
11 7 (0.083%) Oracle Retail
12 6 (0.071%) Advent Portfolio Exchange
12 6 (0.071%) Google Analytics
12 6 (0.071%) RMDS
13 5 (0.059%) Summit
13 5 (0.059%) Cognos Business Intelligence
14 4 (0.047%) ION MarketView
14 4 (0.047%) IntelliMatch
Cloud Services
1 349 (4.13%) Microsoft Azure
2 72 (0.85%) SaaS
3 70 (0.83%) Amazon AWS
4 62 (0.73%) Cloud Computing
5 56 (0.66%) Office 365
6 30 (0.36%) PaaS
7 22 (0.26%) Amazon EC2
8 14 (0.17%) GitHub
9 11 (0.13%) Force.com
9 11 (0.13%) Yammer
10 8 (0.095%) Google Cloud Platform
11 7 (0.083%) Google App Engine
12 5 (0.059%) Amazon S3
12 5 (0.059%) IaaS
13 3 (0.036%) Amazon SQS
13 3 (0.036%) SoftLayer
14 2 (0.024%) MailChimp
14 2 (0.024%) SuccessFactors
14 2 (0.024%) Heroku
15 1 (0.012%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 177 (2.10%) HTTP
2 134 (1.59%) Internet
3 119 (1.41%) TCP/IP
4 107 (1.27%) Intranet
5 86 (1.02%) DNS
6 78 (0.92%) Firewall
7 75 (0.89%) SAN
8 69 (0.82%) FTP
9 57 (0.67%) SSL
10 45 (0.53%) DHCP
11 34 (0.40%) LDAP
11 34 (0.40%) HTTPS
12 26 (0.31%) VPN
13 22 (0.26%) Wireshark
14 17 (0.20%) NAS
15 13 (0.15%) AMQP
15 13 (0.15%) WAN
16 12 (0.14%) SMTP
17 11 (0.13%) Kerberos
17 11 (0.13%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3281 (38.84%) SQL Server
2 758 (8.97%) SQL Server 2008
3 568 (6.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 517 (6.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 369 (4.37%) Oracle Database
6 360 (4.26%) SQL Server 2012
7 264 (3.13%) Relational Database
8 263 (3.11%) SQL Server 2005
9 217 (2.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 171 (2.02%) Data Warehouse
11 165 (1.95%) MySQL
12 125 (1.48%) Oracle Database 11g
13 116 (1.37%) NoSQL
14 93 (1.10%) MongoDB
15 92 (1.09%) Oracle Reports
15 92 (1.09%) MS Access
16 77 (0.91%) Oracle Database 10g
17 76 (0.90%) SQL Server 2000
18 73 (0.86%) RDBMS
19 62 (0.73%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 1077 (12.75%) Visual Studio
2 741 (8.77%) Team Foundation Server
3 386 (4.57%) NUnit
4 335 (3.97%) Subversion
5 288 (3.41%) Git (software)
6 248 (2.94%) Selenium
7 191 (2.26%) JIRA
8 181 (2.14%) SpecFlow
9 168 (1.99%) TeamCity
10 160 (1.89%) Jenkins
11 113 (1.34%) MSTest
12 102 (1.21%) Moq
13 100 (1.18%) QuickTest Pro
14 94 (1.11%) Rhino Mocks
15 84 (0.99%) Cucumber
16 80 (0.95%) Maven
17 74 (0.88%) JUnit
18 72 (0.85%) MSBuild
19 59 (0.70%) WebDriver
20 58 (0.69%) ReSharper
General
1 1389 (16.44%) Finance
2 573 (6.78%) Banking
3 289 (3.42%) Front Office
4 269 (3.18%) Investment Banking
5 246 (2.91%) Retail
6 166 (1.96%) Marketing
7 134 (1.59%) Telecoms
8 131 (1.55%) Back Office
9 116 (1.37%) Advertising
10 93 (1.10%) Manufacturing
11 92 (1.09%) Publishing
12 69 (0.82%) Legal
13 50 (0.59%) Games
14 45 (0.53%) Law
15 43 (0.51%) Financial Institution
16 34 (0.40%) Electronics
17 22 (0.26%) Billing
18 20 (0.24%) Retail Banking
19 19 (0.22%) Pharmaceutical
20 16 (0.19%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 5667 (67.08%) Developer
2 2590 (30.66%) .NET Developer
3 1472 (17.42%) C# Developer
4 959 (11.35%) C# .NET Developer
5 633 (7.49%) Analyst
6 627 (7.42%) Architect
7 574 (6.79%) Senior Developer
8 530 (6.27%) ASP.NET Developer
9 402 (4.76%) Web Developer
10 400 (4.73%) C# ASP.NET Developer
11 285 (3.37%) SharePoint Developer
12 274 (3.24%) SQL Developer
13 257 (3.04%) Senior .NET Developer
14 243 (2.88%) Consultant
15 232 (2.75%) Software Developer
16 229 (2.71%) Solutions Architect
17 210 (2.49%) CRM Developer
18 196 (2.32%) Test Analyst
19 157 (1.86%) Dynamics CRM Developer
20 155 (1.83%) Senior C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3414 (40.41%) ASP.NET
2 2433 (28.80%) HTML
3 1931 (22.86%) CSS
4 1514 (17.92%) jQuery
5 1480 (17.52%) .NET Framework
6 1383 (16.37%) WCF
7 1308 (15.48%) ASP.NET MVC
8 1307 (15.47%) Web Services
9 1088 (12.88%) XML
10 866 (10.25%) HTML5
11 684 (8.10%) WPF
12 637 (7.54%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
13 557 (6.59%) AngularJS
14 518 (6.13%) CSS3
15 476 (5.63%) Ajax
16 385 (4.56%) ASP.NET Web API
17 359 (4.25%) REST
18 312 (3.69%) LINQ
19 303 (3.59%) KnockoutJS
20 297 (3.52%) ASP.NET MVC 4
Miscellaneous
1 443 (5.24%) Analytical Skills
2 252 (2.98%) Computer Science
3 216 (2.56%) Open Source
4 201 (2.38%) User Experience
5 174 (2.06%) Mobile App
6 142 (1.68%) Derivative
7 120 (1.42%) Fixed Income
8 119 (1.41%) N-Tier
9 118 (1.40%) Enterprise Software
10 110 (1.30%) Inversion of Control
11 106 (1.25%) Management Information System
12 92 (1.09%) Clustering
13 88 (1.04%) NHS
14 79 (0.94%) Data Structures
15 72 (0.85%) Mathematics
16 69 (0.82%) Visualisation
17 60 (0.71%) Client/Server
18 58 (0.69%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
19 53 (0.63%) Equities
20 51 (0.60%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 1128 (13.35%) Windows
2 367 (4.34%) Linux
3 313 (3.71%) UNIX
4 185 (2.19%) Windows Server 2008
5 155 (1.83%) Android
6 153 (1.81%) Apple iOS
7 98 (1.16%) Windows Server 2003
8 69 (0.82%) Windows Server 2012
9 58 (0.69%) Windows 7
10 53 (0.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 41 (0.49%) Windows XP
12 39 (0.46%) Windows Mobile
13 37 (0.44%) Windows Phone
14 34 (0.40%) Solaris
15 16 (0.19%) Windows 8
16 15 (0.18%) Windows Vista
17 13 (0.15%) AIX
17 13 (0.15%) Windows NT
18 11 (0.13%) Windows CE
18 11 (0.13%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 2782 (32.93%) Agile Software Development
2 2277 (26.95%) MVC
3 1385 (16.39%) TDD
4 1106 (13.09%) Scrum
5 848 (10.04%) OO
6 681 (8.06%) CRM
7 559 (6.62%) E-Commerce
8 541 (6.40%) SOA
9 512 (6.06%) BDD
10 501 (5.93%) Continuous Integration
11 468 (5.54%) Web Development
12 407 (4.82%) Unit Testing
13 363 (4.30%) Software Engineering
14 317 (3.75%) Migration
15 312 (3.69%) Project Management
16 298 (3.53%) Business Intelligence
17 280 (3.31%) OOP
18 278 (3.29%) Workflow
19 221 (2.62%) ITIL
19 221 (2.62%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 5647 (66.84%) C#
2 3008 (35.61%) SQL
3 2727 (32.28%) JavaScript
4 1140 (13.49%) Java
5 673 (7.97%) VB.NET
6 662 (7.84%) T-SQL
7 347 (4.11%) VB
8 345 (4.08%) C++
9 270 (3.20%) PL/SQL
10 258 (3.05%) PowerShell
11 228 (2.70%) VBA
12 206 (2.44%) Ruby
13 185 (2.19%) PHP
14 171 (2.02%) Python
15 135 (1.60%) VB6
16 131 (1.55%) C
17 123 (1.46%) VBScript
18 87 (1.03%) Perl
19 81 (0.96%) XAML
20 63 (0.75%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 509 (6.03%) Security Cleared
2 419 (4.96%) Degree
3 349 (4.13%) SC Cleared
4 153 (1.81%) Microsoft Certification
5 144 (1.70%) ISTQB
6 118 (1.40%) ISEB
7 111 (1.31%) VCP4
8 110 (1.30%) DV Cleared
9 78 (0.92%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 65 (0.77%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
11 52 (0.62%) MCITP
12 35 (0.41%) Cisco Certification
13 24 (0.28%) ITIL Certification
14 20 (0.24%) MCTS
15 14 (0.17%) MCSE
16 13 (0.15%) MCP
17 9 (0.11%) MCSD
17 9 (0.11%) PRINCE2 Certification
18 8 (0.095%) MCSA
18 8 (0.095%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 324 (3.84%) QA
2 32 (0.38%) ISO 9001
3 30 (0.36%) SLA
4 20 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 19 (0.22%) PCI DSS
6 14 (0.17%) HL7
6 14 (0.17%) ISO 9000
7 6 (0.071%) Dodd-Frank
7 6 (0.071%) WCAG
8 5 (0.059%) WAI
8 5 (0.059%) COBIT
8 5 (0.059%) Solvency II
8 5 (0.059%) Data Quality
9 4 (0.047%) GxP
9 4 (0.047%) DICOM
10 3 (0.036%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 2 (0.024%) ISO 14001
11 2 (0.024%) 21 CFR Part 11
11 2 (0.024%) EMIR
12 1 (0.012%) CRD IV
System Software
1 212 (2.51%) Active Directory
2 63 (0.75%) VMware Infrastructure
3 40 (0.47%) Hyper-V
4 37 (0.44%) vSphere
5 15 (0.18%) vCloud
5 15 (0.18%) Firmware
6 13 (0.15%) Microsoft App-V
7 11 (0.13%) XenApp
8 10 (0.12%) Nmap
8 10 (0.12%) Xen
8 10 (0.12%) ISA Server
9 9 (0.11%) Samba
10 8 (0.095%) Platform Symphony
11 7 (0.083%) Oracle RAC
12 6 (0.071%) VMware ESXi
12 6 (0.071%) VMware ESX
13 5 (0.059%) Forefront TMG
14 4 (0.047%) VirtualBox
14 4 (0.047%) Oracle RMAN
14 4 (0.047%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 82 (0.97%) Puppet
2 74 (0.88%) HP Quality Center
3 53 (0.63%) Opscode Chef
4 43 (0.51%) SCCM
5 23 (0.27%) SCOM
6 15 (0.18%) ZABBIX
7 13 (0.15%) ITRS Geneos
7 13 (0.15%) Control-M
8 12 (0.14%) Kibana
9 11 (0.13%) Nagios
10 10 (0.12%) Nessus
11 9 (0.11%) BladeLogic
12 8 (0.095%) logstash
13 7 (0.083%) SCOrch
13 7 (0.083%) WMI
14 5 (0.059%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
14 5 (0.059%) Data Guard
15 4 (0.047%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
15 4 (0.047%) HP Operations Orchestration
15 4 (0.047%) Ansible
Vendors
1 2262 (26.78%) Microsoft
2 1124 (13.30%) Oracle
3 267 (3.16%) Sitecore
4 163 (1.93%) HP
5 145 (1.72%) SAP
6 125 (1.48%) IBM
7 113 (1.34%) VMware
8 101 (1.20%) Salesforce.com
9 91 (1.08%) Telerik
10 88 (1.04%) TIBCO
11 86 (1.02%) Adobe
12 83 (0.98%) EPiServer
13 79 (0.94%) Sybase
14 76 (0.90%) Citrix
14 76 (0.90%) Google
15 62 (0.73%) Red Hat
16 59 (0.70%) Xamarin
17 58 (0.69%) DevExpress
18 56 (0.66%) Cisco
19 55 (0.65%) Business Objects
City, London
Harris Global
Posted: 12 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Uniting Ambition
Rate: £180 - 260 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300.00 - £340.00 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
Leicestershire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £250 - £320 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
Stanmore, Middlesex
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
Surrey
TLP Consultancy Ltd.
Posted: 13 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Eutopia Solutions Ltd
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
Cooper Lomaz Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £250 - 350 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
Cooper Lomaz Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £300 - 400 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
West Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £425 Per Day
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
C.O.A.L IT Services Ltd
Posted: 14 hours ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne And Wear
Square One Resources
Posted: 15 hours ago
London
LA International
Rate: £400 - £430 per annum
Posted: 16 hours ago
London
G2 Recruitment Solutions Ltd.
Rate: Excellent market rates paid weekly
Posted: 17 hours ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £Negotiable
Posted: 19 hours ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: competitive market rate
Posted: 20 hours ago
Newcastle, Staffordshire
Square One Resources
Rate: Up to £250 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
VIQU
Rate: £250 - 320 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago