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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft .NET (dotNet)
Rank 14 15 9
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -6
Contract jobs citing .NET 4461 4610 4455
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 8.81% 8.97% 10.14%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 32.54% 33.30% 37.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 3042 2996 2885
Average daily rate
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£375 £360 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% -4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 63 99
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.23 £19.00 £15.31
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.23 £55.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
.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
13710 13844 11870
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 27.08% 26.94% 27.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 8967 9039 7570
Average daily rate £388 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 172 211 341
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £17.50 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £52.50 £44.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -

.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 17 April 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 17 April 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 17 April 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 1906 £425 +6.25% 821
South East -1 822 £350 -2.77% 494
South West +3 336 £350 +7.69% 225
Yorkshire 0 319 £316 +5.41% 250
West Midlands +1 304 £368 +13.07% 232
North West -11 273 £338 -0.73% 313
East of England -5 268 £375 +7.14% 210
East Midlands -6 168 £325 +8.33% 130
North East +3 69 £288 +19.79% 60
Midlands +6 9 £470 +25.33% 2
South Coast -1 1 £600 -
.NET
UK

.NET
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 5570 (66.54%) C#
2 3403 (40.65%) ASP.NET
3 3354 (40.07%) SQL Server
4 2997 (35.80%) SQL
5 2810 (33.57%) Agile Software Development
6 2686 (32.09%) JavaScript
7 2357 (28.16%) HTML
8 2258 (26.97%) MVC
9 2200 (26.28%) Microsoft
10 1850 (22.10%) CSS
11 1535 (18.34%) .NET Framework
12 1505 (17.98%) jQuery
13 1347 (16.09%) WCF
14 1327 (15.85%) Finance
15 1310 (15.65%) TDD
16 1290 (15.41%) ASP.NET MVC
17 1281 (15.30%) Web Services
18 1176 (14.05%) Java
19 1130 (13.50%) Windows
20 1114 (13.31%) Visual Studio
20 1114 (13.31%) Scrum
21 1110 (13.26%) XML
22 1080 (12.90%) Oracle
23 841 (10.05%) HTML5
24 790 (9.44%) OO
25 760 (9.08%) SharePoint
26 755 (9.02%) SQL Server 2008
27 711 (8.49%) VB.NET
28 687 (8.21%) Team Foundation Server
29 674 (8.05%) T-SQL

.NET
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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
1 760 (9.08%) SharePoint
2 613 (7.32%) IIS
3 557 (6.65%) CMS
4 320 (3.82%) BizTalk Server
5 234 (2.80%) Umbraco
6 222 (2.65%) SharePoint 2013
7 206 (2.46%) SharePoint 2010
8 200 (2.39%) Sitecore CMS
9 172 (2.05%) Node.js
10 125 (1.49%) Apache
11 109 (1.30%) WebSphere
12 90 (1.08%) Kentico
13 85 (1.02%) Tomcat
14 51 (0.61%) Sitefinity
15 46 (0.55%) JBoss
16 41 (0.49%) MQSeries
17 36 (0.43%) SharePoint Server
18 35 (0.42%) MS Exchange
18 35 (0.42%) Confluence
19 34 (0.41%) OpenStack
Applications
1 633 (7.56%) MS Excel
2 173 (2.07%) MS Office
3 80 (0.96%) MS Visio
4 54 (0.65%) MS PowerPoint
5 39 (0.47%) Photoshop
6 36 (0.43%) InfoPath
7 35 (0.42%) MS Project
8 31 (0.37%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 22 (0.26%) Spreadsheet
10 17 (0.20%) PowerPivot
11 9 (0.11%) Adobe Illustrator
12 7 (0.084%) Mingle
13 4 (0.048%) Fireworks
14 3 (0.036%) InDesign
14 3 (0.036%) Adobe After Effects
15 2 (0.024%) ArcInfo
16 1 (0.012%) 3ds Max
16 1 (0.012%) CATIA
16 1 (0.012%) Simulink
16 1 (0.012%) FastStats
Business Applications
1 376 (4.49%) Dynamics CRM
2 117 (1.40%) Dynamics AX
3 72 (0.86%) Oracle EBS
4 32 (0.38%) Markit EDM
5 26 (0.31%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 22 (0.26%) Dynamics NAV
7 19 (0.23%) Google Analytics
8 18 (0.22%) Endur
9 15 (0.18%) Tridion
10 14 (0.17%) Oracle BPM
11 11 (0.13%) SmartPlant
12 10 (0.12%) RMDS
13 9 (0.11%) SiteCatalyst
14 8 (0.096%) ZaiNet
14 8 (0.096%) Summit
14 8 (0.096%) WebTrends
15 7 (0.084%) Oracle Retail
15 7 (0.084%) Adobe Campaign
16 6 (0.072%) Magento
17 5 (0.060%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 317 (3.79%) Microsoft Azure
2 208 (2.48%) Amazon AWS
3 74 (0.88%) Office 365
4 73 (0.87%) Cloud Computing
5 66 (0.79%) SaaS
6 36 (0.43%) Amazon EC2
7 34 (0.41%) IaaS
8 26 (0.31%) Google Cloud Platform
9 23 (0.27%) Google App Engine
10 16 (0.19%) GitHub
11 13 (0.16%) PaaS
12 12 (0.14%) Yammer
13 5 (0.060%) Force.com
14 3 (0.036%) Amazon S3
14 3 (0.036%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 3 (0.036%) SuccessFactors
15 2 (0.024%) SoftLayer
15 2 (0.024%) iPaaS
15 2 (0.024%) Joyent
15 2 (0.024%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 176 (2.10%) HTTP
2 156 (1.86%) Internet
3 99 (1.18%) TCP/IP
4 97 (1.16%) Intranet
5 95 (1.13%) Firewall
6 91 (1.09%) FTP
7 87 (1.04%) DNS
8 62 (0.74%) SAN
9 54 (0.65%) DHCP
10 50 (0.60%) SSL
11 37 (0.44%) LDAP
12 34 (0.41%) HTTPS
13 28 (0.33%) IPsec
14 20 (0.24%) VPN
15 16 (0.19%) NAS
16 14 (0.17%) Wireshark
17 13 (0.16%) WAN
18 12 (0.14%) SMTP
18 12 (0.14%) DMZ
19 11 (0.13%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3354 (40.07%) SQL Server
2 755 (9.02%) SQL Server 2008
3 605 (7.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 549 (6.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 414 (4.95%) SQL Server 2012
6 382 (4.56%) Oracle Database
7 270 (3.23%) SQL Server 2005
8 254 (3.03%) Relational Database
9 224 (2.68%) Data Warehouse
10 197 (2.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 161 (1.92%) MySQL
12 152 (1.82%) Oracle Database 11g
13 141 (1.68%) MongoDB
14 128 (1.53%) NoSQL
15 98 (1.17%) SQL Server 2000
16 89 (1.06%) MS Access
17 88 (1.05%) Oracle Database 10g
18 80 (0.96%) Oracle Reports
19 75 (0.90%) RDBMS
20 74 (0.88%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 1114 (13.31%) Visual Studio
2 687 (8.21%) Team Foundation Server
3 345 (4.12%) Subversion
4 328 (3.92%) NUnit
5 306 (3.66%) Git (software)
6 249 (2.97%) Selenium
7 223 (2.66%) JIRA
8 186 (2.22%) TeamCity
9 174 (2.08%) Jenkins
10 164 (1.96%) SpecFlow
11 91 (1.09%) MSTest
12 90 (1.08%) Moq
13 82 (0.98%) Maven
13 82 (0.98%) QuickTest Pro
14 80 (0.96%) Rhino Mocks
15 77 (0.92%) Cucumber
16 74 (0.88%) MSBuild
17 65 (0.78%) JUnit
18 60 (0.72%) ReSharper
19 58 (0.69%) WebDriver
General
1 1327 (15.85%) Finance
2 595 (7.11%) Banking
3 299 (3.57%) Investment Banking
4 273 (3.26%) Front Office
5 241 (2.88%) Retail
6 152 (1.82%) Marketing
7 146 (1.74%) Back Office
8 119 (1.42%) Telecoms
9 110 (1.31%) Manufacturing
10 104 (1.24%) Advertising
11 90 (1.08%) Publishing
12 69 (0.82%) Legal
13 61 (0.73%) Law
14 46 (0.55%) Games
15 32 (0.38%) Electronics
15 32 (0.38%) Financial Institution
16 20 (0.24%) Billing
17 19 (0.23%) Pharmaceutical
17 19 (0.23%) Automotive
18 17 (0.20%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 5516 (65.89%) Developer
2 2537 (30.31%) .NET Developer
3 1439 (17.19%) C# Developer
4 943 (11.27%) C# .NET Developer
5 672 (8.03%) Analyst
6 669 (7.99%) Architect
7 517 (6.18%) Senior Developer
8 510 (6.09%) ASP.NET Developer
9 395 (4.72%) Web Developer
10 394 (4.71%) C# ASP.NET Developer
11 287 (3.43%) SQL Developer
12 263 (3.14%) SharePoint Developer
13 245 (2.93%) Solutions Architect
14 233 (2.78%) Senior .NET Developer
15 224 (2.68%) Software Developer
16 213 (2.54%) Consultant
17 197 (2.35%) Test Analyst
18 163 (1.95%) CRM Developer
19 151 (1.80%) Senior C# Developer
20 149 (1.78%) Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3403 (40.65%) ASP.NET
2 2357 (28.16%) HTML
3 1850 (22.10%) CSS
4 1535 (18.34%) .NET Framework
5 1505 (17.98%) jQuery
6 1347 (16.09%) WCF
7 1290 (15.41%) ASP.NET MVC
8 1281 (15.30%) Web Services
9 1110 (13.26%) XML
10 841 (10.05%) HTML5
11 663 (7.92%) WPF
12 657 (7.85%) Entity Framework
13 633 (7.56%) AngularJS
14 513 (6.13%) CSS3
15 430 (5.14%) ASP.NET Web API
16 422 (5.04%) Ajax
17 351 (4.19%) REST
18 336 (4.01%) SOAP
19 335 (4.00%) LINQ
20 298 (3.56%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 433 (5.17%) Analytical Skills
2 215 (2.57%) Computer Science
3 208 (2.48%) Open Source
4 203 (2.43%) User Experience
5 170 (2.03%) Derivative
6 154 (1.84%) N-Tier
7 147 (1.76%) Mobile App
8 136 (1.62%) Enterprise Software
9 116 (1.39%) Fixed Income
10 112 (1.34%) Management Information System
11 88 (1.05%) Visualisation
12 83 (0.99%) Client/Server
13 80 (0.96%) Inversion of Control
13 80 (0.96%) Data Structures
14 77 (0.92%) NHS
15 71 (0.85%) Hedge funds
16 64 (0.76%) Clustering
17 58 (0.69%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
18 54 (0.65%) Equities
19 53 (0.63%) Equity Derivative
Operating Systems
1 1130 (13.50%) Windows
2 387 (4.62%) Linux
3 323 (3.86%) UNIX
4 194 (2.32%) Windows Server 2008
5 140 (1.67%) Android
6 139 (1.66%) Apple iOS
7 110 (1.31%) Windows Server 2003
8 103 (1.23%) Windows Server 2012
9 57 (0.68%) Windows 7
10 40 (0.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 38 (0.45%) Solaris
12 35 (0.42%) Windows Phone
13 34 (0.41%) Windows XP
13 34 (0.41%) Windows Mobile
14 18 (0.22%) Windows 8
15 15 (0.18%) Windows Vista
16 13 (0.16%) Windows CE
17 12 (0.14%) Windows 2000
18 11 (0.13%) AIX
19 10 (0.12%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 2810 (33.57%) Agile Software Development
2 2258 (26.97%) MVC
3 1310 (15.65%) TDD
4 1114 (13.31%) Scrum
5 790 (9.44%) OO
6 608 (7.26%) CRM
7 561 (6.70%) E-Commerce
8 530 (6.33%) SOA
9 499 (5.96%) Web Development
10 490 (5.85%) Unit Testing
11 476 (5.69%) Continuous Integration
12 464 (5.54%) BDD
13 344 (4.11%) Software Engineering
14 316 (3.77%) Business Intelligence
15 298 (3.56%) Migration
16 290 (3.46%) Project Management
17 283 (3.38%) ITIL
18 265 (3.17%) OOP
19 248 (2.96%) Workflow
20 236 (2.82%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 5570 (66.54%) C#
2 2997 (35.80%) SQL
3 2686 (32.09%) JavaScript
4 1176 (14.05%) Java
5 711 (8.49%) VB.NET
6 674 (8.05%) T-SQL
7 407 (4.86%) VB
8 341 (4.07%) C++
9 256 (3.06%) PowerShell
10 255 (3.05%) PL/SQL
11 222 (2.65%) VBA
12 214 (2.56%) Python
13 212 (2.53%) Ruby
14 182 (2.17%) PHP
15 160 (1.91%) VB6
16 116 (1.39%) C
17 106 (1.27%) VBScript
18 88 (1.05%) Perl
19 77 (0.92%) XAML
20 66 (0.79%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 491 (5.87%) Security Cleared
2 421 (5.03%) Degree
3 326 (3.89%) SC Cleared
4 164 (1.96%) Microsoft Certification
5 136 (1.62%) ISTQB
6 125 (1.49%) ISEB
7 119 (1.42%) DV Cleared
8 80 (0.96%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 60 (0.72%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 56 (0.67%) MCITP
11 42 (0.50%) Cisco Certification
12 25 (0.30%) ITIL Certification
13 15 (0.18%) MCSD
14 14 (0.17%) MCSE
14 14 (0.17%) MCPD
15 13 (0.16%) MCP
15 13 (0.16%) MCTS
16 11 (0.13%) MCAD
17 10 (0.12%) CCNA
18 9 (0.11%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 322 (3.85%) QA
2 33 (0.39%) SLA
3 27 (0.32%) ISO 9001
4 20 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 18 (0.22%) ISO 9000
6 15 (0.18%) HL7
7 13 (0.16%) PCI DSS
8 9 (0.11%) Dodd-Frank
9 7 (0.084%) Data Quality
10 5 (0.060%) EMIR
10 5 (0.060%) GxP
11 4 (0.048%) DICOM
11 4 (0.048%) Solvency II
12 3 (0.036%) WCAG
12 3 (0.036%) COBIT
12 3 (0.036%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 3 (0.036%) ISO 14001
13 2 (0.024%) 21 CFR Part 11
13 2 (0.024%) CRD IV
14 1 (0.012%) Basel III
System Software
1 181 (2.16%) Active Directory
2 91 (1.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 46 (0.55%) vSphere
4 26 (0.31%) Microsoft App-V
5 24 (0.29%) Xen
6 23 (0.27%) vCloud
7 17 (0.20%) Hyper-V
7 17 (0.20%) Firmware
8 16 (0.19%) ISA Server
9 12 (0.14%) XenApp
10 11 (0.13%) Samba
11 8 (0.096%) Terminal Services
11 8 (0.096%) Oracle RAC
12 6 (0.072%) Veritas Cluster Server
13 5 (0.060%) VMware ESX
13 5 (0.060%) Forefront TMG
13 5 (0.060%) VMware ESXi
13 5 (0.060%) Oracle Clusterware
14 4 (0.048%) VirtualBox
14 4 (0.048%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 108 (1.29%) Puppet
2 99 (1.18%) Opscode Chef
3 59 (0.70%) HP Quality Center
4 44 (0.53%) SCCM
5 26 (0.31%) ITRS Geneos
6 24 (0.29%) StatsD
7 22 (0.26%) ZABBIX
8 19 (0.23%) BladeLogic
9 18 (0.22%) SCOM
10 14 (0.17%) Kibana
11 11 (0.13%) Control-M
12 9 (0.11%) Nagios
13 8 (0.096%) Nessus
13 8 (0.096%) Nmap
14 7 (0.084%) WMI
14 7 (0.084%) Data Guard
14 7 (0.084%) SCOrch
15 6 (0.072%) HP Operations Orchestration
15 6 (0.072%) Ansible
15 6 (0.072%) logstash
Vendors
1 2200 (26.28%) Microsoft
2 1080 (12.90%) Oracle
3 289 (3.45%) Sitecore
4 156 (1.86%) VMware
5 153 (1.83%) HP
6 151 (1.80%) IBM
7 136 (1.62%) SAP
8 109 (1.30%) EPiServer
9 103 (1.23%) Google
10 96 (1.15%) Citrix
11 94 (1.12%) Adobe
12 85 (1.02%) TIBCO
13 83 (0.99%) Telerik
14 76 (0.91%) Salesforce.com
15 74 (0.88%) Sybase
16 67 (0.80%) Tableau
17 66 (0.79%) Cisco
18 62 (0.74%) Twitter
19 59 (0.70%) Business Objects
20 55 (0.66%) JD Edwards
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