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 27 March 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft .NET (dotNet)
Rank 15 13 9
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -4
Contract jobs citing .NET 4259 4319 4298
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 8.76% 9.13% 10.28%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 32.64% 33.46% 37.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 2926 2776 2816
Average daily rate
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£385 £370 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.05% -1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £559
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 60 97
Average hourly rate £34.50 £35.00 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.42% +2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.75 £16.90 £15.19
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.06 £52.75 £43.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £34.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+1.44% -1.42%
.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
13049 12908 11359
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 26.84% 27.30% 27.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 8591 8340 7310
Average daily rate £390 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £263
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 165 204 303
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £17.00 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.50 £50.50 £42.50
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 27 March 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 27 March 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 27 March 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 1804 £425 +3.03% 830
South East -1 838 £350 - 514
South West +5 319 £350 +6.06% 250
Yorkshire -2 300 £325 +8.33% 237
West Midlands +1 277 £364 +11.92% 238
East of England -1 271 £375 +7.14% 195
North West -14 246 £344 -1.78% 346
East Midlands -5 152 £325 +8.33% 131
North East -1 57 £288 +19.79% 62
Midlands +7 9 £353 +0.71% 1
South Coast - - - -
.NET
UK

.NET
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 5601 (66.29%) C#
2 3382 (40.03%) ASP.NET
3 3341 (39.54%) SQL Server
4 3024 (35.79%) SQL
5 2818 (33.35%) Agile Software Development
6 2682 (31.74%) JavaScript
7 2363 (27.97%) HTML
8 2225 (26.33%) Microsoft
9 2214 (26.20%) MVC
10 1840 (21.78%) CSS
11 1509 (17.86%) jQuery
12 1492 (17.66%) .NET Framework
13 1378 (16.31%) Finance
14 1368 (16.19%) TDD
15 1336 (15.81%) WCF
16 1303 (15.42%) Web Services
17 1277 (15.11%) ASP.NET MVC
18 1183 (14.00%) Java
19 1127 (13.34%) Windows
20 1109 (13.13%) Visual Studio
21 1100 (13.02%) XML
22 1095 (12.96%) Scrum
23 1082 (12.81%) Oracle
24 844 (9.99%) HTML5
25 829 (9.81%) OO
26 787 (9.31%) SharePoint
27 760 (9.00%) SQL Server 2008
28 711 (8.42%) VB.NET
29 702 (8.31%) WPF
30 685 (8.11%) Team Foundation Server

.NET
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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
1 787 (9.31%) SharePoint
2 580 (6.86%) IIS
3 538 (6.37%) CMS
4 328 (3.88%) BizTalk Server
5 237 (2.81%) SharePoint 2013
6 227 (2.69%) SharePoint 2010
7 209 (2.47%) Umbraco
8 193 (2.28%) Sitecore CMS
9 159 (1.88%) Node.js
10 114 (1.35%) Apache
11 99 (1.17%) WebSphere
12 84 (0.99%) Kentico
13 66 (0.78%) Tomcat
14 46 (0.54%) Sitefinity
15 44 (0.52%) Lync
16 40 (0.47%) SharePoint Server
17 38 (0.45%) MQSeries
18 37 (0.44%) MS Exchange
19 35 (0.41%) Confluence
20 34 (0.40%) JBoss
Applications
1 659 (7.80%) MS Excel
2 169 (2.00%) MS Office
3 82 (0.97%) MS Visio
4 53 (0.63%) MS PowerPoint
5 39 (0.46%) Photoshop
5 39 (0.46%) MS Project
6 34 (0.40%) InfoPath
7 33 (0.39%) Spreadsheet
8 32 (0.38%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 14 (0.17%) PowerPivot
10 9 (0.11%) Mingle
10 9 (0.11%) Adobe Illustrator
11 4 (0.047%) Fireworks
12 3 (0.036%) InDesign
12 3 (0.036%) Adobe After Effects
12 3 (0.036%) ArcInfo
13 2 (0.024%) DOC1
14 1 (0.012%) CATIA
14 1 (0.012%) Simulink
14 1 (0.012%) 3ds Max
Business Applications
1 410 (4.85%) Dynamics CRM
2 132 (1.56%) Dynamics AX
3 79 (0.94%) Oracle EBS
4 32 (0.38%) Markit EDM
5 24 (0.28%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 18 (0.21%) Endur
7 17 (0.20%) Dynamics NAV
8 15 (0.18%) Tridion
9 14 (0.17%) Google Analytics
10 12 (0.14%) Oracle BPM
11 11 (0.13%) SmartPlant
12 10 (0.12%) RMDS
13 8 (0.095%) CODA-Financials
13 8 (0.095%) ZaiNet
14 7 (0.083%) SiteCatalyst
14 7 (0.083%) Oracle Retail
15 6 (0.071%) WebTrends
16 5 (0.059%) Remedy ITSM
16 5 (0.059%) Maximo
17 4 (0.047%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 330 (3.91%) Microsoft Azure
2 71 (0.84%) SaaS
3 66 (0.78%) Amazon AWS
4 64 (0.76%) Cloud Computing
5 59 (0.70%) Office 365
6 24 (0.28%) Amazon EC2
7 22 (0.26%) IaaS
8 14 (0.17%) GitHub
9 13 (0.15%) PaaS
10 11 (0.13%) Yammer
11 10 (0.12%) Google Cloud Platform
12 7 (0.083%) Google App Engine
13 6 (0.071%) Force.com
14 3 (0.036%) SuccessFactors
14 3 (0.036%) SoftLayer
14 3 (0.036%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 2 (0.024%) Amazon S3
15 2 (0.024%) Heroku
15 2 (0.024%) Rackspace Cloud
15 2 (0.024%) Joyent
Communications & Networking
1 162 (1.92%) HTTP
2 155 (1.83%) Internet
3 103 (1.22%) Intranet
4 95 (1.12%) Firewall
5 92 (1.09%) TCP/IP
6 75 (0.89%) DNS
7 71 (0.84%) FTP
8 64 (0.76%) SAN
9 44 (0.52%) SSL
10 43 (0.51%) DHCP
11 33 (0.39%) LDAP
11 33 (0.39%) HTTPS
12 25 (0.30%) VPN
13 14 (0.17%) WAN
13 14 (0.17%) Wireshark
14 13 (0.15%) NAS
15 12 (0.14%) SMTP
15 12 (0.14%) Kerberos
15 12 (0.14%) DMZ
15 12 (0.14%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3341 (39.54%) SQL Server
2 760 (9.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 594 (7.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 523 (6.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 388 (4.59%) SQL Server 2012
6 370 (4.38%) Oracle Database
7 272 (3.22%) SQL Server 2005
8 255 (3.02%) Relational Database
9 214 (2.53%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 199 (2.36%) Data Warehouse
11 154 (1.82%) MySQL
12 137 (1.62%) Oracle Database 11g
13 122 (1.44%) MongoDB
14 117 (1.38%) NoSQL
15 95 (1.12%) SQL Server 2000
16 92 (1.09%) MS Access
17 87 (1.03%) Oracle Database 10g
18 83 (0.98%) Oracle Reports
19 69 (0.82%) RDBMS
20 60 (0.71%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 1109 (13.13%) Visual Studio
2 685 (8.11%) Team Foundation Server
3 354 (4.19%) NUnit
4 338 (4.00%) Subversion
5 303 (3.59%) Git (software)
6 255 (3.02%) Selenium
7 219 (2.59%) JIRA
8 175 (2.07%) TeamCity
9 168 (1.99%) SpecFlow
10 160 (1.89%) Jenkins
11 98 (1.16%) MSTest
12 95 (1.12%) Moq
13 93 (1.10%) QuickTest Pro
14 84 (0.99%) Rhino Mocks
15 83 (0.98%) Maven
16 82 (0.97%) Cucumber
17 68 (0.80%) JUnit
17 68 (0.80%) MSBuild
18 59 (0.70%) ReSharper
19 58 (0.69%) WebDriver
General
1 1378 (16.31%) Finance
2 596 (7.05%) Banking
3 297 (3.52%) Investment Banking
4 284 (3.36%) Front Office
5 254 (3.01%) Retail
6 161 (1.91%) Marketing
7 157 (1.86%) Back Office
8 121 (1.43%) Telecoms
9 109 (1.29%) Advertising
10 104 (1.23%) Manufacturing
11 98 (1.16%) Publishing
12 65 (0.77%) Legal
13 44 (0.52%) Games
14 42 (0.50%) Law
15 35 (0.41%) Financial Institution
16 29 (0.34%) Electronics
17 22 (0.26%) Automotive
18 20 (0.24%) Pharmaceutical
18 20 (0.24%) Billing
18 20 (0.24%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 5571 (65.94%) Developer
2 2545 (30.12%) .NET Developer
3 1478 (17.49%) C# Developer
4 966 (11.43%) C# .NET Developer
5 678 (8.02%) Architect
6 651 (7.71%) Analyst
7 538 (6.37%) Senior Developer
8 516 (6.11%) ASP.NET Developer
9 402 (4.76%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 388 (4.59%) Web Developer
11 291 (3.44%) SQL Developer
12 265 (3.14%) SharePoint Developer
13 244 (2.89%) Solutions Architect
14 241 (2.85%) Senior .NET Developer
15 227 (2.69%) Consultant
16 225 (2.66%) Software Developer
17 201 (2.38%) Test Analyst
18 171 (2.02%) CRM Developer
19 150 (1.78%) Senior C# Developer
20 142 (1.68%) Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3382 (40.03%) ASP.NET
2 2363 (27.97%) HTML
3 1840 (21.78%) CSS
4 1509 (17.86%) jQuery
5 1492 (17.66%) .NET Framework
6 1336 (15.81%) WCF
7 1303 (15.42%) Web Services
8 1277 (15.11%) ASP.NET MVC
9 1100 (13.02%) XML
10 844 (9.99%) HTML5
11 702 (8.31%) WPF
12 632 (7.48%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
13 594 (7.03%) AngularJS
14 509 (6.02%) CSS3
15 430 (5.09%) Ajax
16 407 (4.82%) ASP.NET Web API
17 359 (4.25%) REST
18 326 (3.86%) SOAP
19 320 (3.79%) LINQ
20 300 (3.55%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 452 (5.35%) Analytical Skills
2 230 (2.72%) Computer Science
3 211 (2.50%) Open Source
4 194 (2.30%) User Experience
5 160 (1.89%) Mobile App
6 159 (1.88%) Derivative
7 135 (1.60%) N-Tier
8 132 (1.56%) Enterprise Software
9 123 (1.46%) Fixed Income
10 116 (1.37%) Management Information System
11 96 (1.14%) Inversion of Control
12 88 (1.04%) NHS
13 87 (1.03%) Data Structures
14 85 (1.01%) Clustering
15 74 (0.88%) Visualisation
16 70 (0.83%) Client/Server
17 65 (0.77%) Hedge funds
18 61 (0.72%) Mathematics
19 58 (0.69%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
20 55 (0.65%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 1127 (13.34%) Windows
2 384 (4.54%) Linux
3 339 (4.01%) UNIX
4 178 (2.11%) Windows Server 2008
5 150 (1.78%) Android
6 147 (1.74%) Apple iOS
7 105 (1.24%) Windows Server 2003
8 81 (0.96%) Windows Server 2012
9 59 (0.70%) Windows 7
10 39 (0.46%) Solaris
11 38 (0.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 37 (0.44%) Windows Phone
13 36 (0.43%) Windows XP
14 34 (0.40%) Windows Mobile
15 15 (0.18%) Windows 8
15 15 (0.18%) Windows Vista
16 13 (0.15%) Windows CE
16 13 (0.15%) AIX
17 12 (0.14%) Windows NT
17 12 (0.14%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2818 (33.35%) Agile Software Development
2 2214 (26.20%) MVC
3 1368 (16.19%) TDD
4 1095 (12.96%) Scrum
5 829 (9.81%) OO
6 649 (7.68%) CRM
7 590 (6.98%) E-Commerce
8 555 (6.57%) SOA
9 495 (5.86%) BDD
10 487 (5.76%) Continuous Integration
10 487 (5.76%) Web Development
11 441 (5.22%) Unit Testing
12 370 (4.38%) Software Engineering
13 318 (3.76%) Migration
14 313 (3.70%) Project Management
15 297 (3.52%) Business Intelligence
16 272 (3.22%) OOP
17 254 (3.01%) ITIL
18 247 (2.92%) Workflow
19 222 (2.63%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 5601 (66.29%) C#
2 3024 (35.79%) SQL
3 2682 (31.74%) JavaScript
4 1183 (14.00%) Java
5 711 (8.42%) VB.NET
6 656 (7.76%) T-SQL
7 383 (4.53%) VB
8 328 (3.88%) C++
9 255 (3.02%) PL/SQL
10 241 (2.85%) PowerShell
11 238 (2.82%) VBA
12 217 (2.57%) Ruby
13 201 (2.38%) Python
14 177 (2.09%) PHP
15 155 (1.83%) VB6
16 122 (1.44%) VBScript
17 117 (1.38%) C
18 91 (1.08%) Perl
19 74 (0.88%) XAML
20 69 (0.82%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 502 (5.94%) Security Cleared
2 425 (5.03%) Degree
3 333 (3.94%) SC Cleared
4 162 (1.92%) Microsoft Certification
5 145 (1.72%) ISTQB
6 122 (1.44%) ISEB
7 118 (1.40%) DV Cleared
8 82 (0.97%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 64 (0.76%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 54 (0.64%) MCITP
11 39 (0.46%) Cisco Certification
12 24 (0.28%) ITIL Certification
13 17 (0.20%) MCTS
14 14 (0.17%) MCSD
15 13 (0.15%) MCSE
15 13 (0.15%) MCP
16 11 (0.13%) MCPD
16 11 (0.13%) MCAD
17 9 (0.11%) PRINCE2 Certification
17 9 (0.11%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 330 (3.91%) QA
2 32 (0.38%) SLA
3 30 (0.36%) ISO 9001
4 23 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 18 (0.21%) ISO 9000
6 16 (0.19%) PCI DSS
7 13 (0.15%) HL7
8 6 (0.071%) Data Quality
8 6 (0.071%) Dodd-Frank
9 5 (0.059%) Solvency II
9 5 (0.059%) COBIT
9 5 (0.059%) WCAG
9 5 (0.059%) WAI
10 4 (0.047%) DICOM
11 3 (0.036%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 3 (0.036%) ISO 14001
11 3 (0.036%) GxP
12 2 (0.024%) 21 CFR Part 11
12 2 (0.024%) EMIR
12 2 (0.024%) CRD IV
System Software
1 196 (2.32%) Active Directory
2 78 (0.92%) VMware Infrastructure
3 44 (0.52%) vSphere
4 32 (0.38%) Hyper-V
5 21 (0.25%) vCloud
6 20 (0.24%) Microsoft App-V
7 17 (0.20%) Firmware
8 11 (0.13%) XenApp
8 11 (0.13%) ISA Server
9 10 (0.12%) Xen
10 9 (0.11%) Samba
11 8 (0.095%) Terminal Services
11 8 (0.095%) Oracle RAC
12 7 (0.083%) VMware ESXi
13 6 (0.071%) VMware ESX
14 5 (0.059%) Forefront TMG
14 5 (0.059%) Veritas Cluster Server
14 5 (0.059%) Oracle Clusterware
15 4 (0.047%) Terminal Server
15 4 (0.047%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 100 (1.18%) Puppet
2 82 (0.97%) Opscode Chef
3 65 (0.77%) HP Quality Center
4 45 (0.53%) SCCM
5 23 (0.27%) ITRS Geneos
6 20 (0.24%) ZABBIX
7 19 (0.22%) SCOM
8 16 (0.19%) BladeLogic
9 14 (0.17%) Control-M
10 13 (0.15%) StatsD
11 12 (0.14%) Kibana
12 10 (0.12%) Nagios
13 8 (0.095%) Nessus
13 8 (0.095%) Nmap
13 8 (0.095%) SCOrch
14 7 (0.083%) Data Guard
14 7 (0.083%) WMI
15 6 (0.071%) Ansible
15 6 (0.071%) logstash
16 5 (0.059%) HP Operations Orchestration
Vendors
1 2225 (26.33%) Microsoft
2 1082 (12.81%) Oracle
3 287 (3.40%) Sitecore
4 158 (1.87%) HP
5 144 (1.70%) SAP
6 141 (1.67%) IBM
7 137 (1.62%) VMware
8 96 (1.14%) Adobe
9 94 (1.11%) EPiServer
10 93 (1.10%) TIBCO
11 88 (1.04%) Telerik
11 88 (1.04%) Citrix
12 85 (1.01%) Google
13 81 (0.96%) Salesforce.com
14 77 (0.91%) Sybase
15 62 (0.73%) Cisco
15 62 (0.73%) Business Objects
16 59 (0.70%) JD Edwards
17 58 (0.69%) DevExpress
17 58 (0.69%) Xamarin
Manchester, Lancashire
Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue
Rate: From £25,440 to £28,746 per annum
Posted: 27 minutes ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £400 - £550 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago
West Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £500 - £600 Per Day
Posted: 1 hour ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 2 hours ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Uniting Ambition
Rate: £200 - 250 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
East Sussex
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Posted: 2 hours ago
City, London
Involved Solutions Ltd
Rate: £475 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
Vivid Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Market related
Posted: 3 hours ago
South Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: From £300 to £300 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
Leicestershire
Cooper Lomaz Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £300 - 400 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
Croydon, Surrey
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Excellent Daily Rates Available
Posted: 18 hours ago
City, London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
London
Dawson & Walsh
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 19 hours ago
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £300 Per Day
Posted: 19 hours ago
City, London
Involved Solutions Ltd
Rate: £450 - £475 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
Halifax, West Yorkshire
OSM Ltd
Rate: From £500 to £500 per annum
Posted: 21 hours ago
City, London
Talent International
Rate: £500 - £550 per month
Posted: 21 hours ago