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 4 August 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
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft .NET (dotNet)
Rank 16 14 10
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -4
Contract jobs citing .NET 4267 4295 4637
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 8.26% 8.70% 9.95%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 29.63% 31.05% 34.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 3059 2790 3084
Average daily rate
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£388 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £265 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 55 73
Average hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% +7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.96 £20.00 £17.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.19 £51.25 £54.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.25 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+12.66% +7.14%
.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
14400 13832 13524
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 27.88% 28.02% 29.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 9882 9000 8757
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £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 226 200 261
Average hourly rate £39.00 £34.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.70% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £17.50 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £47.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 £34.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+16.17% -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 4 August 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 4 August 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 4 August 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 0 1831 £450 +5.88% 768
South East -6 783 £375 +7.14% 419
South West +2 347 £350 +6.87% 232
Yorkshire -1 330 £335 +3.07% 199
East of England -3 266 £360 +2.85% 168
North West -15 230 £350 +7.69% 344
West Midlands -3 212 £350 +3.70% 190
East Midlands +2 183 £310 - 130
North East -1 73 £305 -2.40% 41
Midlands +9 14 £475 +58.33%
South Coast +1 2 - -
.NET
UK

.NET
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 4 August 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 5808 (66.94%) C#
2 3632 (41.86%) SQL Server
3 3541 (40.81%) ASP.NET
4 3076 (35.45%) SQL
5 3060 (35.27%) Agile Software Development
6 2837 (32.70%) JavaScript
7 2626 (30.27%) MVC
8 2399 (27.65%) HTML
9 2224 (25.63%) Microsoft
10 1900 (21.90%) CSS
11 1626 (18.74%) .NET Framework
12 1570 (18.10%) Finance
13 1522 (17.54%) jQuery
14 1501 (17.30%) TDD
15 1457 (16.79%) ASP.NET MVC
16 1297 (14.95%) Web Services
17 1267 (14.60%) WCF
18 1188 (13.69%) Scrum
19 1171 (13.50%) Windows
20 1111 (12.81%) Java
21 1019 (11.75%) Visual Studio
22 986 (11.36%) XML
23 985 (11.35%) Oracle
24 914 (10.53%) HTML5
25 902 (10.40%) AngularJS
26 793 (9.14%) Team Foundation Server
27 758 (8.74%) Entity Framework
28 736 (8.48%) SharePoint
29 729 (8.40%) T-SQL
30 713 (8.22%) OO

.NET
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 4 August 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
1 736 (8.48%) SharePoint
2 615 (7.09%) IIS
3 553 (6.37%) CMS
4 321 (3.70%) BizTalk Server
5 268 (3.09%) Umbraco
6 252 (2.90%) SharePoint 2013
7 201 (2.32%) Sitecore CMS
8 192 (2.21%) SharePoint 2010
9 188 (2.17%) Node.js
10 127 (1.46%) Apache
11 114 (1.31%) Tomcat
12 99 (1.14%) WebSphere
13 92 (1.06%) JBoss
14 66 (0.76%) Kentico
15 44 (0.51%) Sitefinity
16 40 (0.46%) K2 blackpearl
17 38 (0.44%) WebLogic
18 36 (0.41%) Confluence
19 35 (0.40%) MQSeries
20 34 (0.39%) SAS
Applications
1 690 (7.95%) MS Excel
2 198 (2.28%) MS Office
3 59 (0.68%) MS Visio
4 47 (0.54%) MS PowerPoint
5 44 (0.51%) MS Project
6 37 (0.43%) InfoPath
7 35 (0.40%) Photoshop
8 19 (0.22%) Spreadsheet
8 19 (0.22%) PowerPivot
9 8 (0.092%) Adobe Illustrator
10 7 (0.081%) Mingle
11 4 (0.046%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 3 (0.035%) Fireworks
13 1 (0.012%) Simulink
13 1 (0.012%) InDesign
13 1 (0.012%) Pro/ENGINEER
13 1 (0.012%) Adobe After Effects
13 1 (0.012%) FastStats
13 1 (0.012%) GNU Octave
13 1 (0.012%) Siemens NX
Business Applications
1 331 (3.82%) Dynamics CRM
2 100 (1.15%) Dynamics AX
3 26 (0.30%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 20 (0.23%) Oracle EBS
5 17 (0.20%) Markit EDM
6 16 (0.18%) Oracle BPM
7 14 (0.16%) Tridion
8 13 (0.15%) Endur
8 13 (0.15%) Adobe Campaign
8 13 (0.15%) Dynamics NAV
9 11 (0.13%) Magento
10 10 (0.12%) WebTrends
11 8 (0.092%) Maximo
11 8 (0.092%) Summit
11 8 (0.092%) RMDS
12 4 (0.046%) Visualfiles
12 4 (0.046%) JDE EnterpriseOne
12 4 (0.046%) Teamcenter
12 4 (0.046%) Agresso
12 4 (0.046%) Aligne
Cloud Services
1 325 (3.75%) Microsoft Azure
2 185 (2.13%) Amazon AWS
3 115 (1.33%) Office 365
4 88 (1.01%) Cloud Computing
5 57 (0.66%) SaaS
6 43 (0.50%) Amazon EC2
7 40 (0.46%) IaaS
8 34 (0.39%) Google Analytics
9 32 (0.37%) Google Cloud Platform
10 26 (0.30%) Google App Engine
11 20 (0.23%) GitHub
12 12 (0.14%) Adobe Analytics
13 9 (0.10%) Azure Active Directory
14 8 (0.092%) Yammer
14 8 (0.092%) PaaS
15 6 (0.069%) Google Drive
16 5 (0.058%) Rackspace Cloud
16 5 (0.058%) Google Apps
17 4 (0.046%) Amazon S3
17 4 (0.046%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 201 (2.32%) Internet
2 150 (1.73%) HTTP
3 109 (1.26%) Firewall
4 101 (1.16%) Intranet
5 81 (0.93%) TCP/IP
6 78 (0.90%) DNS
7 76 (0.88%) FTP
8 60 (0.69%) LDAP
9 54 (0.62%) DHCP
10 47 (0.54%) SAN
11 44 (0.51%) SSL
12 34 (0.39%) IPsec
13 26 (0.30%) VPN
14 19 (0.22%) Extranet
15 18 (0.21%) Telnet
15 18 (0.21%) SSH
15 18 (0.21%) Unified Communications
16 17 (0.20%) NAS
17 16 (0.18%) HTTPS
18 15 (0.17%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3632 (41.86%) SQL Server
2 709 (8.17%) SQL Server 2008
3 646 (7.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 635 (7.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 486 (5.60%) SQL Server 2012
6 314 (3.62%) Relational Database
7 312 (3.60%) Data Warehouse
8 303 (3.49%) Oracle Database
9 281 (3.24%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 234 (2.70%) SQL Server 2005
11 200 (2.31%) MongoDB
12 186 (2.14%) MySQL
13 185 (2.13%) NoSQL
14 138 (1.59%) Oracle Database 11g
15 92 (1.06%) Oracle Database 10g
15 92 (1.06%) Big Data
16 89 (1.03%) SQL Server 2000
17 87 (1.00%) BusinessObjects
18 84 (0.97%) RDBMS
19 73 (0.84%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 1019 (11.75%) Visual Studio
2 793 (9.14%) Team Foundation Server
3 375 (4.32%) Git (software)
4 368 (4.24%) Subversion
5 314 (3.62%) NUnit
6 296 (3.41%) Selenium
7 241 (2.78%) TeamCity
8 225 (2.59%) JIRA
9 177 (2.04%) Jenkins
10 165 (1.90%) SpecFlow
11 105 (1.21%) MSBuild
12 84 (0.97%) ReSharper
13 82 (0.95%) Maven
14 81 (0.93%) Cucumber
15 78 (0.90%) MSTest
16 75 (0.86%) WebDriver
17 65 (0.75%) Moq
18 63 (0.73%) Rhino Mocks
19 55 (0.63%) HP UFT
20 49 (0.56%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 1570 (18.10%) Finance
2 706 (8.14%) Banking
3 339 (3.91%) Investment Banking
4 296 (3.41%) Front Office
5 256 (2.95%) Retail
6 194 (2.24%) Marketing
7 154 (1.78%) Back Office
8 118 (1.36%) Manufacturing
9 105 (1.21%) Telecoms
10 98 (1.13%) Legal
11 84 (0.97%) Law
12 73 (0.84%) Advertising
13 56 (0.65%) Publishing
14 53 (0.61%) Games
14 53 (0.61%) Financial Institution
15 33 (0.38%) Electronics
16 29 (0.33%) Automotive
16 29 (0.33%) Military
17 27 (0.31%) Pharmaceutical
18 24 (0.28%) French Language
Job Titles
1 5843 (67.35%) Developer
2 2682 (30.91%) .NET Developer
3 1470 (16.94%) C# Developer
4 941 (10.85%) C# .NET Developer
5 696 (8.02%) Analyst
6 607 (7.00%) Architect
7 514 (5.92%) ASP.NET Developer
8 505 (5.82%) Senior Developer
9 463 (5.34%) Web Developer
10 362 (4.17%) C# ASP.NET Developer
11 297 (3.42%) SQL Developer
12 237 (2.73%) Solutions Architect
13 229 (2.64%) Software Developer
14 228 (2.63%) SharePoint Developer
15 209 (2.41%) Senior .NET Developer
16 188 (2.17%) Consultant
17 172 (1.98%) CRM Developer
18 169 (1.95%) Test Analyst
19 167 (1.92%) Applications Developer
20 160 (1.84%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3541 (40.81%) ASP.NET
2 2399 (27.65%) HTML
3 1900 (21.90%) CSS
4 1626 (18.74%) .NET Framework
5 1522 (17.54%) jQuery
6 1457 (16.79%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1297 (14.95%) Web Services
8 1267 (14.60%) WCF
9 986 (11.36%) XML
10 914 (10.53%) HTML5
11 902 (10.40%) AngularJS
12 758 (8.74%) Entity Framework
13 684 (7.88%) WPF
14 672 (7.75%) ASP.NET Web API
15 541 (6.24%) CSS3
16 460 (5.30%) SOAP
17 380 (4.38%) Ajax
18 369 (4.25%) REST
19 346 (3.99%) LINQ
20 344 (3.96%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 438 (5.05%) Analytical Skills
2 191 (2.20%) N-Tier
3 190 (2.19%) User Experience
4 183 (2.11%) Derivative
5 174 (2.01%) Computer Science
6 156 (1.80%) Enterprise Software
7 136 (1.57%) Mobile App
8 132 (1.52%) Management Information System
9 128 (1.48%) Fixed Income
10 117 (1.35%) Client/Server
11 90 (1.04%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 88 (1.01%) Visualisation
13 83 (0.96%) Data Structures
14 79 (0.91%) Inversion of Control
14 79 (0.91%) Hedge funds
15 65 (0.75%) Equity Derivative
16 63 (0.73%) NHS
17 58 (0.67%) Clustering
18 55 (0.63%) Market Risk
19 54 (0.62%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 1171 (13.50%) Windows
2 420 (4.84%) Linux
3 333 (3.84%) UNIX
4 181 (2.09%) Windows Server 2008
5 127 (1.46%) Apple iOS
6 126 (1.45%) Windows Server 2012
7 111 (1.28%) Android
8 103 (1.19%) Windows Server 2003
9 66 (0.76%) Windows 7
10 55 (0.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 33 (0.38%) Windows Phone
12 23 (0.27%) Solaris
12 23 (0.27%) Windows XP
13 21 (0.24%) Ubuntu
14 17 (0.20%) Windows 8
15 15 (0.17%) Windows Mobile
15 15 (0.17%) Windows 2000
16 13 (0.15%) Mac OS X
16 13 (0.15%) Windows 2000 Server
17 11 (0.13%) Windows Phone 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 3060 (35.27%) Agile Software Development
2 2626 (30.27%) MVC
3 1501 (17.30%) TDD
4 1188 (13.69%) Scrum
5 713 (8.22%) OO
6 612 (7.05%) Unit Testing
7 601 (6.93%) Continuous Integration
8 587 (6.77%) E-Commerce
9 576 (6.64%) BDD
10 572 (6.59%) CRM
11 534 (6.15%) SDLC
12 505 (5.82%) Web Development
13 485 (5.59%) SOA
14 424 (4.89%) Business Intelligence
15 417 (4.81%) Software Engineering
16 347 (4.00%) Migration
17 285 (3.28%) Project Management
18 277 (3.19%) ITIL
19 268 (3.09%) UML
20 267 (3.08%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 5808 (66.94%) C#
2 3076 (35.45%) SQL
3 2837 (32.70%) JavaScript
4 1111 (12.81%) Java
5 729 (8.40%) T-SQL
6 685 (7.90%) VB.NET
7 451 (5.20%) VB
8 389 (4.48%) C++
9 370 (4.26%) PowerShell
10 253 (2.92%) Python
11 246 (2.84%) PL/SQL
12 212 (2.44%) PHP
13 210 (2.42%) VBA
14 192 (2.21%) Ruby
15 161 (1.86%) VB6
16 128 (1.48%) Perl
17 120 (1.38%) VBScript
18 112 (1.29%) C
19 78 (0.90%) TypeScript
20 69 (0.80%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 405 (4.67%) Degree
1 405 (4.67%) Security Cleared
2 248 (2.86%) SC Cleared
3 139 (1.60%) Microsoft Certification
4 123 (1.42%) ISEB
5 106 (1.22%) DV Cleared
6 99 (1.14%) ISTQB
7 48 (0.55%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 37 (0.43%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 36 (0.41%) MCITP
10 29 (0.33%) Cisco Certification
11 22 (0.25%) CISSP
12 19 (0.22%) MCSD
13 17 (0.20%) ITIL Certification
14 15 (0.17%) MCPD
15 13 (0.15%) MCAD
15 13 (0.15%) MCSE
16 11 (0.13%) Oracle Certification
17 10 (0.12%) PRINCE2 Certification
17 10 (0.12%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 290 (3.34%) QA
2 73 (0.84%) SLA
3 19 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 15 (0.17%) ISO 9000
5 14 (0.16%) HL7
5 14 (0.16%) Data Quality
5 14 (0.16%) Dodd-Frank
6 13 (0.15%) ISO 9001
7 10 (0.12%) PCI DSS
8 7 (0.081%) Solvency II
9 6 (0.069%) EMIR
10 5 (0.058%) TickIT
11 4 (0.046%) GxP
11 4 (0.046%) BS25999
11 4 (0.046%) COBIT
12 3 (0.035%) ISO 14001
12 3 (0.035%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 3 (0.035%) Basel II
13 2 (0.023%) MiFID
13 2 (0.023%) WCAG
System Software
1 178 (2.05%) Active Directory
2 128 (1.48%) VMware Infrastructure
3 47 (0.54%) Microsoft App-V
4 36 (0.41%) vSphere
5 24 (0.28%) Hyper-V
6 18 (0.21%) Xen
7 17 (0.20%) vCloud
8 15 (0.17%) ISA Server
9 12 (0.14%) XenApp
10 11 (0.13%) Docker
11 9 (0.10%) GridGain
11 9 (0.10%) Terminal Services
12 8 (0.092%) VMware ESX
13 6 (0.069%) Tivoli Directory Server
13 6 (0.069%) XenDesktop
13 6 (0.069%) Veritas Cluster Server
14 5 (0.058%) VirtualBox
14 5 (0.058%) Firmware
14 5 (0.058%) Oracle RAC
14 5 (0.058%) Snort
Systems Management
1 120 (1.38%) Opscode Chef
2 114 (1.31%) Puppet
3 60 (0.69%) SCCM
4 47 (0.54%) BladeLogic
5 34 (0.39%) HP Quality Center
6 31 (0.36%) ITRS Geneos
7 29 (0.33%) Vagrant
8 28 (0.32%) StatsD
9 25 (0.29%) Control-M
10 23 (0.27%) Tivoli
11 21 (0.24%) CA Single Sign-On
12 16 (0.18%) Ansible
13 15 (0.17%) ZABBIX
14 13 (0.15%) SCOM
14 13 (0.15%) Nagios
15 12 (0.14%) Tivoli Identity Manager
16 11 (0.13%) Oracle RMAN
16 11 (0.13%) Forefront Identity Manager
17 7 (0.081%) Kibana
17 7 (0.081%) Oracle Identity Manager
Vendors
1 2224 (25.63%) Microsoft
2 985 (11.35%) Oracle
3 291 (3.35%) Sitecore
4 189 (2.18%) VMware
5 184 (2.12%) IBM
6 130 (1.50%) HP
7 118 (1.36%) Google
7 118 (1.36%) EPiServer
8 106 (1.22%) SAP
9 92 (1.06%) Citrix
10 91 (1.05%) Sybase
11 82 (0.95%) Telerik
12 79 (0.91%) TIBCO
13 69 (0.80%) Tableau
14 68 (0.78%) Cisco
15 66 (0.76%) Twitter
16 61 (0.70%) Adobe
17 59 (0.68%) Salesforce.com
18 58 (0.67%) Red Hat
19 54 (0.62%) JD Edwards
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Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 9 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
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Rate: £300.0 - £340 per day
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Rate: £500.00 - £700.00 per annum
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Suffolk
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Rate: £400 - £450 per day
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Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
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Harrington Starr
Rate: £550 - £750 per hour
Posted: 9 hours ago
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Experis Ltd
Rate: £300.00 - £400 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
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Berkshire
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Rate: £250 - £375 Per Day
Posted: 11 hours ago
Berkshire
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £180 - £200 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
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X4 Group
Rate: £350 - 480 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: From £300 to £400 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
Warwick, Warwickshire
Applause IT Innovation
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Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £300 - £450 per day
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Westbourne Partners
Rate: From £200 to £300 per day
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Lorien Resourcing
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Rate: Market Rate
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