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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft .NET (dotNet)
Rank 15 11 8
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -3
Contract jobs citing .NET 4340 4525 5012
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 8.60% 9.58% 11.09%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 31.81% 34.18% 38.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 2977 2987 3244
Average daily rate
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£378 £365 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.42% +0.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £552 £550 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 76 115
Average hourly rate £33.00 £32.25 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.32% -5.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.58 £16.00 £18.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £40.00 £43.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-7.69% -
.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
13643 13237 12969
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 27.05% 28.03% 28.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 9476 8669 8249
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £540
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 180 272 359
Average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £34.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -1.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.50 £15.60 £16.34
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.50 £43.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -2.94%

.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 19 December 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 19 December 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 19 December 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 1880 £425 - 598
South East -10 784 £368 +5.00% 414
East of England +1 416 £375 +15.38% 174
South West -3 302 £330 -2.94% 196
North West -6 278 £313 -0.39% 268
Yorkshire -1 259 £325 +8.33% 214
West Midlands -1 234 £350 +7.69% 148
East Midlands -1 141 £325 +8.33% 91
North East -5 42 £300 -0.08% 36
Midlands +4 8 £338 - 1
.NET
UK

.NET
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 5830 (67.08%) C#
2 3692 (42.48%) ASP.NET
3 3488 (40.13%) SQL Server
4 3134 (36.06%) SQL
5 2802 (32.24%) Agile Software Development
6 2771 (31.88%) JavaScript
7 2618 (30.12%) HTML
8 2456 (28.26%) MVC
9 2328 (26.79%) Microsoft
10 2035 (23.42%) CSS
11 1507 (17.34%) WCF
12 1505 (17.32%) jQuery
13 1503 (17.29%) .NET Framework
14 1431 (16.47%) ASP.NET MVC
15 1386 (15.95%) TDD
16 1376 (15.83%) Finance
17 1306 (15.03%) Web Services
18 1180 (13.58%) Windows
19 1144 (13.16%) XML
20 1136 (13.07%) Scrum
21 1126 (12.96%) Visual Studio
22 1073 (12.35%) Oracle
23 1056 (12.15%) Java
24 956 (11.00%) HTML5
25 916 (10.54%) SQL Server 2008
26 913 (10.51%) SharePoint
27 840 (9.67%) Team Foundation Server
28 827 (9.52%) OO
29 752 (8.65%) VB.NET
30 733 (8.43%) CRM

.NET
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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
1 913 (10.51%) SharePoint
2 608 (7.00%) IIS
3 507 (5.83%) CMS
4 352 (4.05%) SharePoint 2010
5 337 (3.88%) BizTalk Server
6 307 (3.53%) SharePoint 2013
7 203 (2.34%) Umbraco
8 179 (2.06%) Sitecore CMS
9 143 (1.65%) Node.js
10 103 (1.19%) Apache
11 98 (1.13%) WebSphere
12 80 (0.92%) SharePoint Server
13 75 (0.86%) Tomcat
14 68 (0.78%) Kentico
15 40 (0.46%) Confluence
16 39 (0.45%) Lync
17 36 (0.41%) WebLogic
18 35 (0.40%) Exchange Server 2013
19 31 (0.36%) TIBCO EMS
20 30 (0.35%) WordPress
Applications
1 708 (8.15%) MS Excel
2 177 (2.04%) MS Office
3 66 (0.76%) InfoPath
4 61 (0.70%) MS Visio
5 50 (0.58%) MS Project
6 48 (0.55%) Spreadsheet
7 40 (0.46%) Photoshop
8 39 (0.45%) MS PowerPoint
9 21 (0.24%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 12 (0.14%) PowerPivot
11 10 (0.12%) SPSS
12 8 (0.092%) Adobe Illustrator
13 7 (0.081%) ArcInfo
13 7 (0.081%) Mingle
14 5 (0.058%) Fireworks
15 2 (0.023%) FastStats
15 2 (0.023%) AutoCAD
15 2 (0.023%) DOC1
15 2 (0.023%) Stata
16 1 (0.012%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 522 (6.01%) Dynamics CRM
2 136 (1.56%) Dynamics AX
3 105 (1.21%) Oracle EBS
4 39 (0.45%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 22 (0.25%) Markit EDM
6 18 (0.21%) Oracle BPM
6 18 (0.21%) Dynamics NAV
7 15 (0.17%) Tridion
8 13 (0.15%) Endur
9 10 (0.12%) CODA-Financials
9 10 (0.12%) WebTrends
10 9 (0.10%) Cognos Business Intelligence
10 9 (0.10%) SmartPlant
11 8 (0.092%) Google Analytics
11 8 (0.092%) Remedy ITSM
11 8 (0.092%) ZaiNet
12 7 (0.081%) BusinessWorks
13 6 (0.069%) Advent Portfolio Exchange
13 6 (0.069%) Agresso
14 5 (0.058%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 401 (4.61%) Microsoft Azure
2 88 (1.01%) Amazon AWS
3 74 (0.85%) SaaS
4 63 (0.72%) Office 365
4 63 (0.72%) PaaS
5 52 (0.60%) Cloud Computing
6 29 (0.33%) Amazon EC2
7 22 (0.25%) Force.com
8 16 (0.18%) GitHub
9 11 (0.13%) Amazon S3
10 10 (0.12%) Google App Engine
10 10 (0.12%) Google Cloud Platform
11 6 (0.069%) IaaS
11 6 (0.069%) Amazon ELB
12 5 (0.058%) SoftLayer
13 4 (0.046%) Amazon SQS
14 2 (0.023%) MailChimp
14 2 (0.023%) Heroku
15 1 (0.012%) Taleo
15 1 (0.012%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 160 (1.84%) HTTP
2 145 (1.67%) Internet
3 139 (1.60%) Intranet
4 136 (1.56%) TCP/IP
5 95 (1.09%) DNS
6 79 (0.91%) SAN
7 78 (0.90%) FTP
8 74 (0.85%) SSL
9 59 (0.68%) Firewall
10 46 (0.53%) DHCP
11 39 (0.45%) LDAP
12 33 (0.38%) HTTPS
13 31 (0.36%) Wireshark
14 27 (0.31%) Extranet
15 20 (0.23%) NAS
15 20 (0.23%) VPN
16 15 (0.17%) IPsec
17 13 (0.15%) Wireless
17 13 (0.15%) WAN
18 10 (0.12%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3488 (40.13%) SQL Server
2 916 (10.54%) SQL Server 2008
3 535 (6.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 500 (5.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 378 (4.35%) SQL Server 2012
6 326 (3.75%) SQL Server 2005
7 295 (3.39%) Oracle Database
8 247 (2.84%) Relational Database
9 230 (2.65%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 161 (1.85%) MySQL
11 156 (1.79%) Data Warehouse
12 121 (1.39%) Oracle Reports
13 117 (1.35%) NoSQL
14 98 (1.13%) MongoDB
15 89 (1.02%) SQL Server 2000
16 79 (0.91%) Oracle Database 11g
17 74 (0.85%) RDBMS
18 68 (0.78%) MS Access
19 66 (0.76%) Big Data
20 60 (0.69%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 1126 (12.96%) Visual Studio
2 840 (9.67%) Team Foundation Server
3 385 (4.43%) NUnit
4 295 (3.39%) Subversion
5 271 (3.12%) Git (software)
6 268 (3.08%) Selenium
7 198 (2.28%) JIRA
8 193 (2.22%) SpecFlow
9 174 (2.00%) TeamCity
10 141 (1.62%) Jenkins
11 130 (1.50%) MSTest
12 111 (1.28%) QuickTest Pro
13 97 (1.12%) Moq
14 90 (1.04%) Rhino Mocks
15 89 (1.02%) Cucumber
16 74 (0.85%) JUnit
17 71 (0.82%) MSBuild
18 70 (0.81%) WebDriver
19 52 (0.60%) VSS/SourceSafe
19 52 (0.60%) CruiseControl
General
1 1376 (15.83%) Finance
2 587 (6.75%) Banking
3 287 (3.30%) Front Office
4 254 (2.92%) Investment Banking
5 210 (2.42%) Marketing
5 210 (2.42%) Retail
6 146 (1.68%) Advertising
7 135 (1.55%) Telecoms
8 133 (1.53%) Back Office
9 84 (0.97%) Manufacturing
10 80 (0.92%) Publishing
11 69 (0.79%) Legal
12 54 (0.62%) Law
13 46 (0.53%) Financial Institution
14 44 (0.51%) Electronics
15 35 (0.40%) Games
16 25 (0.29%) Automotive
17 24 (0.28%) Billing
18 16 (0.18%) Pharmaceutical
19 15 (0.17%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 5897 (67.85%) Developer
2 2659 (30.59%) .NET Developer
3 1505 (17.32%) C# Developer
4 979 (11.26%) C# .NET Developer
5 599 (6.89%) Analyst
6 583 (6.71%) Senior Developer
7 580 (6.67%) Architect
8 570 (6.56%) ASP.NET Developer
9 474 (5.45%) Web Developer
10 423 (4.87%) C# ASP.NET Developer
11 331 (3.81%) SharePoint Developer
12 281 (3.23%) Senior .NET Developer
13 265 (3.05%) CRM Developer
14 262 (3.01%) SQL Developer
14 262 (3.01%) Software Developer
15 253 (2.91%) Consultant
16 215 (2.47%) Solutions Architect
17 205 (2.36%) Dynamics CRM Developer
18 203 (2.34%) Test Analyst
19 164 (1.89%) Senior C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3692 (42.48%) ASP.NET
2 2618 (30.12%) HTML
3 2035 (23.42%) CSS
4 1507 (17.34%) WCF
5 1505 (17.32%) jQuery
6 1503 (17.29%) .NET Framework
7 1431 (16.47%) ASP.NET MVC
8 1306 (15.03%) Web Services
9 1144 (13.16%) XML
10 956 (11.00%) HTML5
11 647 (7.44%) WPF
12 624 (7.18%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
13 554 (6.37%) CSS3
14 543 (6.25%) Ajax
15 500 (5.75%) AngularJS
16 376 (4.33%) ASP.NET MVC 4
17 351 (4.04%) ASP.NET Web API
18 337 (3.88%) REST
19 323 (3.72%) LINQ
20 311 (3.58%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 447 (5.14%) Analytical Skills
2 242 (2.78%) Computer Science
3 212 (2.44%) User Experience
4 203 (2.34%) Open Source
5 176 (2.03%) Mobile App
6 132 (1.52%) N-Tier
7 129 (1.48%) Fixed Income
8 120 (1.38%) Enterprise Software
9 118 (1.36%) Derivative
10 112 (1.29%) Inversion of Control
11 103 (1.19%) Management Information System
12 94 (1.08%) NHS
13 88 (1.01%) Clustering
14 73 (0.84%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 65 (0.75%) Mathematics
16 64 (0.74%) Data Structures
17 61 (0.70%) Algorithms
18 59 (0.68%) Client/Server
18 59 (0.68%) Credit Risk
19 58 (0.67%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 1180 (13.58%) Windows
2 335 (3.85%) Linux
3 315 (3.62%) UNIX
4 201 (2.31%) Windows Server 2008
5 123 (1.42%) Windows Server 2003
6 119 (1.37%) Android
7 117 (1.35%) Apple iOS
8 61 (0.70%) Windows 7
8 61 (0.70%) Windows Server 2012
9 58 (0.67%) Windows XP
10 55 (0.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 33 (0.38%) Windows Phone
12 32 (0.37%) Windows Mobile
13 24 (0.28%) Windows 8
14 23 (0.26%) Windows NT
15 18 (0.21%) Windows 2000
16 17 (0.20%) AIX
16 17 (0.20%) Solaris
16 17 (0.20%) Windows Vista
17 16 (0.18%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 2802 (32.24%) Agile Software Development
2 2456 (28.26%) MVC
3 1386 (15.95%) TDD
4 1136 (13.07%) Scrum
5 827 (9.52%) OO
6 733 (8.43%) CRM
7 547 (6.29%) Web Development
8 540 (6.21%) E-Commerce
8 540 (6.21%) BDD
9 534 (6.14%) Continuous Integration
10 443 (5.10%) SOA
11 409 (4.71%) Unit Testing
12 367 (4.22%) Software Engineering
13 338 (3.89%) Project Management
14 330 (3.80%) Migration
15 316 (3.64%) Workflow
16 308 (3.54%) Business Intelligence
17 283 (3.26%) OOP
18 238 (2.74%) MVVM
18 238 (2.74%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 5830 (67.08%) C#
2 3134 (36.06%) SQL
3 2771 (31.88%) JavaScript
4 1056 (12.15%) Java
5 752 (8.65%) VB.NET
6 694 (7.99%) T-SQL
7 393 (4.52%) VB
8 325 (3.74%) PowerShell
9 323 (3.72%) C++
10 312 (3.59%) PL/SQL
11 216 (2.49%) PHP
12 201 (2.31%) Python
13 197 (2.27%) Ruby
14 189 (2.17%) VBA
15 175 (2.01%) VBScript
16 130 (1.50%) VB6
17 122 (1.40%) C
18 101 (1.16%) Perl
19 77 (0.89%) XAML
20 51 (0.59%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 473 (5.44%) Security Cleared
2 435 (5.01%) Degree
3 347 (3.99%) SC Cleared
4 173 (1.99%) ISTQB
5 153 (1.76%) Microsoft Certification
6 119 (1.37%) ISEB
7 99 (1.14%) DV Cleared
8 86 (0.99%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 76 (0.87%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 66 (0.76%) MCITP
11 32 (0.37%) Cisco Certification
12 31 (0.36%) MCTS
13 29 (0.33%) MCSE
14 15 (0.17%) ITIL Certification
15 12 (0.14%) PRINCE2 Certification
16 11 (0.13%) MCSD
17 10 (0.12%) BC Cleared
17 10 (0.12%) MCP
17 10 (0.12%) HND
17 10 (0.12%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 363 (4.18%) QA
2 25 (0.29%) SLA
2 25 (0.29%) ISO 9001
3 23 (0.26%) PCI DSS
4 21 (0.24%) HL7
5 11 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 10 (0.12%) Data Quality
7 9 (0.10%) WCAG
8 6 (0.069%) GPG13
9 5 (0.058%) WAI
10 4 (0.046%) ISO 14001
11 3 (0.035%) COBIT
11 3 (0.035%) Basel III
11 3 (0.035%) Solvency II
12 2 (0.023%) EMIR
12 2 (0.023%) Dodd-Frank
12 2 (0.023%) DICOM
13 1 (0.012%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 1 (0.012%) GAMP
13 1 (0.012%) GxP
System Software
1 228 (2.62%) Active Directory
2 54 (0.62%) VMware Infrastructure
3 41 (0.47%) Hyper-V
4 16 (0.18%) vSphere
5 14 (0.16%) Nmap
6 10 (0.12%) vCloud
7 9 (0.10%) Xen
8 8 (0.092%) Platform Symphony
8 8 (0.092%) VMware ESXi
9 7 (0.081%) VMware ESX
9 7 (0.081%) Firmware
9 7 (0.081%) Oracle RAC
10 5 (0.058%) Oracle RMAN
10 5 (0.058%) Forefront TMG
11 4 (0.046%) UAG
11 4 (0.046%) NFS
12 3 (0.035%) Terminal Server
12 3 (0.035%) XenApp
12 3 (0.035%) Veritas Cluster Server
13 2 (0.023%) IAG
Systems Management
1 84 (0.97%) HP Quality Center
2 64 (0.74%) Puppet
3 55 (0.63%) Opscode Chef
4 41 (0.47%) SCCM
5 34 (0.39%) SCOM
6 19 (0.22%) Control-M
7 14 (0.16%) Nagios
7 14 (0.16%) Nessus
8 11 (0.13%) Kibana
9 10 (0.12%) logstash
9 10 (0.12%) SCOrch
9 10 (0.12%) ZABBIX
10 8 (0.092%) ITRS Geneos
10 8 (0.092%) BladeLogic
11 7 (0.081%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
12 6 (0.069%) WMI
13 5 (0.058%) Data Guard
13 5 (0.058%) Forefront Identity Manager
14 4 (0.046%) Zenoss
14 4 (0.046%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 2328 (26.79%) Microsoft
2 1073 (12.35%) Oracle
3 257 (2.96%) Sitecore
4 196 (2.26%) HP
5 133 (1.53%) SAP
6 94 (1.08%) EPiServer
7 93 (1.07%) Salesforce.com
7 93 (1.07%) IBM
8 92 (1.06%) VMware
9 79 (0.91%) Telerik
10 73 (0.84%) Sybase
11 71 (0.82%) Google
12 70 (0.81%) TIBCO
13 69 (0.79%) Adobe
14 68 (0.78%) Citrix
15 61 (0.70%) Red Hat
16 52 (0.60%) Cisco
17 51 (0.59%) Business Objects
18 49 (0.56%) Open Text
19 48 (0.55%) DevExpress
South West London
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: From £350 to £450 per day initally 6 months
Posted: 6 hours ago
West Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 9 hours ago
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £340 - £385 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Chorley, Lancashire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: From £350 to £450 per day 2 Months + extension
Posted: 2 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £575 - £625 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Dorset
Spring Technology
Rate: £370.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £550 - £750 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
LA International
Rate: £263.00 - £300.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Glastonbury, Somerset
Reed Professional Services
Rate: £300 - £360 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
North West London
Nationwide People Ltd
Rate: £350 - £375 Per Day
Posted: 2 days ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
LA International
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Purple Consultancy
Rate: £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
West Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: 400 Per Day
Posted: 2 days ago
Gosport, Hampshire
LA International
Posted: 2 days ago
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
Proactive Appointments
Rate: From £280 to £300 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Windsor, Berkshire
Experis Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 2 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Sanderson
Rate: £350 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago