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 30 April 2016 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft .NET (dotNet)
Rank 20 15 15
Rank change year-on-year
-5 0
Contract jobs citing .NET 3773 4417 4524
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 7.36% 8.71% 9.09%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 26.36% 32.06% 33.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 2760 3034 3002
Average daily rate £400 £375 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.14% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 52 54
Average hourly rate £23.27 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.51% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.35 £15.69 £23.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.20 £46.09 £58.15
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-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
14313 13778 13485
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 27.93% 27.18% 27.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 10116 9053 8962
Average daily rate £420 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.38% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £283 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 170 182 188
Average hourly rate £32.50 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £18.50 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.00 £52.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £37.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-5.40% +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 30 April 2016.

.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 30 April 2016.

.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 30 April 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -5 1646 £450 +5.88% 687
South East -5 695 £375 +7.14% 375
North West -3 277 £360 +4.34% 236
Yorkshire -5 251 £375 +17.18% 181
South West -8 234 £350 - 138
West Midlands -14 208 £363 -1.36% 195
East of England -2 199 £370 -1.33% 169
East Midlands +5 170 £311 -4.23% 86
North East -19 71 £315 +9.56% 31
Midlands -5 9 £300 -36.17% 2
.NET
UK

.NET
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 5144 (68.78%) C#
2 3161 (42.27%) SQL Server
3 2818 (37.68%) ASP.NET
4 2728 (36.48%) SQL
5 2663 (35.61%) Agile Software Development
6 2575 (34.43%) JavaScript
7 2484 (33.21%) MVC
8 2108 (28.19%) Microsoft
9 2066 (27.62%) HTML
10 1686 (22.54%) CSS
11 1423 (19.03%) .NET Framework
12 1382 (18.48%) ASP.NET MVC
13 1289 (17.23%) Finance
14 1269 (16.97%) TDD
15 1188 (15.88%) jQuery
16 1164 (15.56%) Windows
17 1067 (14.27%) AngularJS
18 954 (12.76%) Java
19 940 (12.57%) Web Services
20 925 (12.37%) WCF
21 876 (11.71%) HTML5
22 869 (11.62%) Scrum
23 828 (11.07%) Web Development
24 804 (10.75%) Visual Studio
25 758 (10.14%) Team Foundation Server
26 757 (10.12%) Oracle
27 720 (9.63%) ASP.NET Web API
28 718 (9.60%) XML
29 717 (9.59%) MS Excel
30 663 (8.86%) T-SQL

.NET
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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
1 575 (7.69%) SharePoint
2 516 (6.90%) IIS
3 374 (5.00%) CMS
4 283 (3.78%) Node.js
5 209 (2.79%) BizTalk Server
6 170 (2.27%) Umbraco
7 138 (1.85%) Sitecore CMS
8 134 (1.79%) SharePoint 2013
9 125 (1.67%) SharePoint 2010
10 106 (1.42%) Apache
11 100 (1.34%) Tomcat
12 97 (1.30%) Confluence
13 75 (1.00%) WebSphere
14 72 (0.96%) JBoss
15 50 (0.67%) nginx
16 43 (0.57%) Elasticsearch
17 36 (0.48%) SharePoint Server
18 35 (0.47%) Jetty
18 35 (0.47%) WebLogic
19 32 (0.43%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 717 (9.59%) MS Excel
2 159 (2.13%) MS Office
3 40 (0.53%) InfoPath
4 28 (0.37%) MS PowerPoint
5 23 (0.31%) MS Visio
5 23 (0.31%) Photoshop
6 19 (0.25%) MS Project
7 14 (0.19%) Spreadsheet
8 13 (0.17%) Adobe Illustrator
9 8 (0.11%) SPSS
10 5 (0.067%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 4 (0.053%) Simulink
12 3 (0.040%) GIMP
13 2 (0.027%) 3ds Max
13 2 (0.027%) Acrobat
13 2 (0.027%) Adobe Premiere
13 2 (0.027%) OmniGraffle
14 1 (0.013%) CATIA
14 1 (0.013%) Fireworks
14 1 (0.013%) FrameMaker
Business Applications
1 350 (4.68%) Dynamics CRM
2 72 (0.96%) Dynamics AX
3 32 (0.43%) Endur
4 24 (0.32%) Dynamics NAV
5 22 (0.29%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 21 (0.28%) RMDS
7 15 (0.20%) Payment Gateway
8 14 (0.19%) Magento
9 13 (0.17%) ION MarketView
10 10 (0.13%) Adobe Campaign
11 8 (0.11%) Unit4 Business World
12 7 (0.094%) Markit EDM
12 7 (0.094%) Unica
13 6 (0.080%) Oracle EBS R12
13 6 (0.080%) Sage CRM
14 5 (0.067%) Oracle EBS
14 5 (0.067%) SAP CRM
14 5 (0.067%) Workday HCM
15 4 (0.053%) SDL Web 8
15 4 (0.053%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 585 (7.82%) Microsoft Azure
2 282 (3.77%) Amazon AWS
3 89 (1.19%) Office 365
4 81 (1.08%) IaaS
5 79 (1.06%) GitHub
6 68 (0.91%) SaaS
7 66 (0.88%) PaaS
8 64 (0.86%) Cloud Computing
9 55 (0.74%) Amazon EC2
10 32 (0.43%) Google Cloud Platform
11 24 (0.32%) Google App Engine
12 23 (0.31%) AWS CloudFormation
13 21 (0.28%) Amazon S3
14 18 (0.24%) Azure Active Directory
15 16 (0.21%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 15 (0.20%) Google Analytics
17 14 (0.19%) Yammer
18 10 (0.13%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
19 9 (0.12%) Amazon Glacier
19 9 (0.12%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 188 (2.51%) HTTP
2 176 (2.35%) Internet
3 137 (1.83%) TCP/IP
4 113 (1.51%) DNS
5 94 (1.26%) SSL
6 75 (1.00%) Intranet
7 68 (0.91%) Firewall
8 54 (0.72%) DHCP
9 53 (0.71%) FTP
10 47 (0.63%) Network Security
11 45 (0.60%) VPN
12 44 (0.59%) IPsec
13 32 (0.43%) LDAP
13 32 (0.43%) SAN
14 25 (0.33%) SMTP
15 23 (0.31%) Kerberos
15 23 (0.31%) Modbus
16 20 (0.27%) SNMP
17 17 (0.23%) LAN
17 17 (0.23%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3161 (42.27%) SQL Server
2 509 (6.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 498 (6.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 491 (6.57%) SQL Server 2008
5 364 (4.87%) SQL Server 2012
6 329 (4.40%) Relational Database
7 248 (3.32%) MongoDB
8 215 (2.87%) NoSQL
9 207 (2.77%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 180 (2.41%) Oracle Database
11 142 (1.90%) Data Warehouse
12 133 (1.78%) SQL Server 2005
13 129 (1.72%) MySQL
14 120 (1.60%) RDBMS
15 84 (1.12%) Big Data
16 81 (1.08%) Oracle Database 11g
16 81 (1.08%) SQL Server 2014
17 78 (1.04%) PostgreSQL
18 72 (0.96%) Apache Cassandra
19 60 (0.80%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 804 (10.75%) Visual Studio
2 758 (10.14%) Team Foundation Server
3 387 (5.17%) Git (software)
4 272 (3.64%) Selenium
5 266 (3.56%) NUnit
6 260 (3.48%) Subversion
7 232 (3.10%) JIRA
8 229 (3.06%) Jenkins
9 220 (2.94%) SpecFlow
10 182 (2.43%) TeamCity
11 113 (1.51%) Octopus Deploy
12 102 (1.36%) Moq
13 91 (1.22%) Cucumber
14 86 (1.15%) MSTest
15 68 (0.91%) MSBuild
16 64 (0.86%) Maven
17 63 (0.84%) WebDriver
18 59 (0.79%) Jasmine
19 56 (0.75%) HP UFT
20 44 (0.59%) CruiseControl
General
1 1289 (17.23%) Finance
2 576 (7.70%) Banking
3 265 (3.54%) Front Office
4 180 (2.41%) Investment Banking
5 166 (2.22%) Retail
6 148 (1.98%) Marketing
7 139 (1.86%) Back Office
8 101 (1.35%) Advertising
9 94 (1.26%) Financial Institution
10 70 (0.94%) Law
11 69 (0.92%) Manufacturing
11 69 (0.92%) Telecoms
12 62 (0.83%) Games
13 59 (0.79%) Legal
14 36 (0.48%) Electronics
15 32 (0.43%) Billing
16 24 (0.32%) Publishing
17 22 (0.29%) Military
17 22 (0.29%) Pharmaceutical
18 21 (0.28%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 5079 (67.91%) Developer
2 2809 (37.56%) .NET Developer
3 2093 (27.99%) C# Developer
4 1458 (19.49%) C# .NET Developer
5 804 (10.75%) ASP.NET Developer
6 712 (9.52%) SQL Developer
7 704 (9.41%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
8 571 (7.63%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 553 (7.39%) Architect
10 488 (6.52%) Senior Developer
11 407 (5.44%) Analyst
12 348 (4.65%) Web Developer
13 313 (4.19%) JavaScript Developer
14 276 (3.69%) Senior .NET Developer
15 250 (3.34%) Software Developer
16 232 (3.10%) SQL Server Developer
17 226 (3.02%) Consultant
18 218 (2.91%) Senior C# Developer
19 211 (2.82%) WPF Developer
20 196 (2.62%) CRM Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2818 (37.68%) ASP.NET
2 2066 (27.62%) HTML
3 1686 (22.54%) CSS
4 1423 (19.03%) .NET Framework
5 1382 (18.48%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1188 (15.88%) jQuery
7 1067 (14.27%) AngularJS
8 940 (12.57%) Web Services
9 925 (12.37%) WCF
10 876 (11.71%) HTML5
11 720 (9.63%) ASP.NET Web API
12 718 (9.60%) XML
13 626 (8.37%) Entity Framework
14 538 (7.19%) WPF
15 456 (6.10%) CSS3
16 351 (4.69%) REST
17 339 (4.53%) RESTful
18 335 (4.48%) Twitter Bootstrap
19 330 (4.41%) SOAP
20 295 (3.94%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 373 (4.99%) Analytical Skills
2 212 (2.83%) User Experience
3 187 (2.50%) Computer Science
4 149 (1.99%) Enterprise Software
5 112 (1.50%) Derivative
6 111 (1.48%) Mobile App
7 110 (1.47%) N-Tier
8 105 (1.40%) Management Information System
9 77 (1.03%) Inversion of Control
9 77 (1.03%) Visualisation
10 72 (0.96%) Mathematics
11 68 (0.91%) Fintech
11 68 (0.91%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 66 (0.88%) Client/Server
13 63 (0.84%) Hedge funds
13 63 (0.84%) NHS
14 59 (0.79%) Digital Media
15 55 (0.74%) Fixed Income
16 54 (0.72%) Data Integration
17 52 (0.70%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 1164 (15.56%) Windows
2 344 (4.60%) Linux
3 338 (4.52%) Windows Server
4 244 (3.26%) Unix
5 112 (1.50%) Windows Server 2012
6 100 (1.34%) Windows Server 2008
7 88 (1.18%) Android
8 79 (1.06%) Apple iOS
9 60 (0.80%) Windows Server 2003
10 58 (0.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 55 (0.74%) Windows 7
12 36 (0.48%) Mac OS X
13 35 (0.47%) Windows 10
14 34 (0.45%) Windows Phone
15 25 (0.33%) Solaris
16 18 (0.24%) Ubuntu
17 15 (0.20%) AIX
17 15 (0.20%) Windows Mobile
18 13 (0.17%) Debian
19 12 (0.16%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2663 (35.61%) Agile Software Development
2 2484 (33.21%) MVC
3 1269 (16.97%) TDD
4 869 (11.62%) Scrum
5 828 (11.07%) Web Development
6 631 (8.44%) OO
7 579 (7.74%) CRM
8 572 (7.65%) BDD
9 520 (6.95%) Continuous Integration
10 487 (6.51%) Software Engineering
11 448 (5.99%) Unit Testing
12 430 (5.75%) E-Commerce
13 426 (5.70%) SOA
14 390 (5.21%) SDLC
15 353 (4.72%) DevOps
16 338 (4.52%) Business Intelligence
17 308 (4.12%) Migration
18 274 (3.66%) Multithreading
19 262 (3.50%) Front End Development
20 252 (3.37%) MVVM
Programming Languages
1 5144 (68.78%) C#
2 2728 (36.48%) SQL
3 2575 (34.43%) JavaScript
4 954 (12.76%) Java
5 663 (8.86%) T-SQL
6 577 (7.71%) VB.NET
7 483 (6.46%) PowerShell
8 354 (4.73%) VB
9 350 (4.68%) C++
10 291 (3.89%) Python
11 243 (3.25%) PHP
12 233 (3.12%) Ruby
13 213 (2.85%) VBA
14 155 (2.07%) Perl
15 153 (2.05%) VBScript
16 151 (2.02%) C
17 149 (1.99%) PL/SQL
18 114 (1.52%) XAML
19 105 (1.40%) VB6
20 81 (1.08%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 425 (5.68%) Degree
2 373 (4.99%) Security Cleared
3 254 (3.40%) SC Cleared
4 120 (1.60%) Microsoft Certification
5 85 (1.14%) ISEB
6 71 (0.95%) ISTQB
7 63 (0.84%) DV Cleared
8 45 (0.60%) MCSD
9 36 (0.48%) MCITP
10 30 (0.40%) MCTS
11 28 (0.37%) BPSS Clearance
12 26 (0.35%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 21 (0.28%) PhD
14 19 (0.25%) ITIL Certification
14 19 (0.25%) MCAD
15 18 (0.24%) MCSE
16 17 (0.23%) Cisco Certification
17 16 (0.21%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
18 15 (0.20%) MCPD
19 14 (0.19%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 281 (3.76%) QA
2 42 (0.56%) SLA
3 26 (0.35%) Data Quality
3 26 (0.35%) Disclosure Scotland
4 21 (0.28%) WCAG
5 13 (0.17%) MiFID
6 11 (0.15%) ISO 9001
7 8 (0.11%) HL7
7 8 (0.11%) ISO 14001
8 7 (0.094%) COBIT
8 7 (0.094%) SDET
9 5 (0.067%) EMIR
9 5 (0.067%) PCI DSS
9 5 (0.067%) WAI
10 4 (0.053%) DICOM
10 4 (0.053%) Dodd-Frank
10 4 (0.053%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 4 (0.053%) ISO27002
10 4 (0.053%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 3 (0.040%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 192 (2.57%) Active Directory
2 102 (1.36%) VMware Infrastructure
3 66 (0.88%) Docker
4 49 (0.66%) Hyper-V
5 27 (0.36%) Xen
6 21 (0.28%) vSphere
7 11 (0.15%) Ceph
7 11 (0.15%) GlusterFS
7 11 (0.15%) Oracle RAC
8 10 (0.13%) VMware ESX
9 7 (0.094%) Time Sharing Option
9 7 (0.094%) XenServer
10 5 (0.067%) Microsoft App-V
10 5 (0.067%) XenApp
11 3 (0.040%) UAG
11 3 (0.040%) VMware ESXi
12 2 (0.027%) Postfix
12 2 (0.027%) Sendmail
12 2 (0.027%) vCloud
12 2 (0.027%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 149 (1.99%) Puppet
2 140 (1.87%) Opscode Chef
3 66 (0.88%) Ansible
4 50 (0.67%) HP Quality Center
5 41 (0.55%) Kibana
6 32 (0.43%) logstash
7 30 (0.40%) SCOM
8 28 (0.37%) Kubernetes
8 28 (0.37%) SCCM
9 26 (0.35%) Grafana
10 24 (0.32%) Salt
11 22 (0.29%) Uchiwa
12 19 (0.25%) StatsD
13 15 (0.20%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
14 14 (0.19%) HP Operations Orchestration
14 14 (0.19%) Oracle Identity Manager
15 11 (0.15%) HAProxy
15 11 (0.15%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
15 11 (0.15%) Nagios
15 11 (0.15%) Terraform
Vendors
1 2108 (28.19%) Microsoft
2 757 (10.12%) Oracle
3 245 (3.28%) Sitecore
4 145 (1.94%) VMware
5 125 (1.67%) HP
6 113 (1.51%) SAP
7 103 (1.38%) IBM
8 89 (1.19%) Red Hat
9 83 (1.11%) Salesforce.com
10 81 (1.08%) Telerik
11 74 (0.99%) EPiServer
12 71 (0.95%) Google
13 67 (0.90%) Citrix
13 67 (0.90%) DevExpress
14 58 (0.78%) Xamarin
15 55 (0.74%) TIBCO
16 50 (0.67%) Tableau
17 39 (0.52%) JD Edwards
18 38 (0.51%) Splunk
19 37 (0.49%) Sybase
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