The first table below looks at the demand 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 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category for the England region.

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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft .NET (dotNet)
Rank 13 9 11
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +2
Contract jobs citing .NET 4295 4637 5064
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 8.70% 9.95% 9.57%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 31.33% 34.79% 35.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 2790 3084 3229
Average daily rate
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£375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 73 128
Average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £17.60 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.25 £54.00 £48.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +12.90%
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
13711 13328 14132
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 27.78% 28.60% 26.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 8924 8639 8790
Average daily rate £375 £375 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £543
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 200 261 344
Average hourly rate £34.00 £35.00 £33.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% +4.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £20.00 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +7.69%
.NET
UK

.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 1 August 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 1 August 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 1 August 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
(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 -4 1800 £425 - 767
South East 0 799 £350 -6.66% 435
East of England 0 399 £350 - 192
South West +1 299 £328 +1.55% 184
North West -1 287 £325 +8.33% 313
West Midlands -4 257 £338 +12.50% 153
Yorkshire +1 246 £325 +8.33% 193
East Midlands 0 145 £310 +12.72% 116
North East -6 43 £313 -3.84% 48
Midlands -3 4 £300 -33.33%
.NET
UK

.NET
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 6070 (68.06%) C#
2 4269 (47.87%) ASP.NET
3 4002 (44.88%) SQL Server
4 3042 (34.11%) SQL
5 2805 (31.45%) JavaScript
6 2704 (30.32%) MVC
7 2678 (30.03%) HTML
8 2068 (23.19%) Microsoft
9 2020 (22.65%) CSS
10 1627 (18.24%) jQuery
11 1622 (18.19%) ASP.NET MVC
12 1571 (17.62%) WCF
13 1518 (17.02%) .NET Framework
14 1415 (15.87%) Agile Software Development
14 1415 (15.87%) TDD
15 1375 (15.42%) Finance
16 1355 (15.19%) Web Services
17 1340 (15.03%) Windows
18 1296 (14.53%) XML
19 1253 (14.05%) Visual Studio
20 1151 (12.91%) Oracle
21 1131 (12.68%) Scrum
22 1105 (12.39%) SQL Server 2008
23 1028 (11.53%) Java
24 999 (11.20%) SharePoint
25 912 (10.23%) HTML5
26 881 (9.88%) VB.NET
27 836 (9.37%) OO
28 819 (9.18%) Team Foundation Server
29 792 (8.88%) WPF

.NET
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 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
1 999 (11.20%) SharePoint
2 595 (6.67%) IIS
3 519 (5.82%) CMS
4 327 (3.67%) SharePoint 2010
5 323 (3.62%) BizTalk Server
6 247 (2.77%) SharePoint 2013
7 233 (2.61%) Umbraco
8 200 (2.24%) Sitecore CMS
9 137 (1.54%) Node.js
10 101 (1.13%) SharePoint Server
11 94 (1.05%) WebSphere
12 82 (0.92%) Apache
13 78 (0.87%) Tomcat
14 42 (0.47%) WebLogic
15 39 (0.44%) MS Exchange
16 36 (0.40%) Kentico
17 30 (0.34%) WordPress
18 29 (0.33%) SAS
18 29 (0.33%) Drupal
19 26 (0.29%) K2 blackpearl
Applications
1 634 (7.11%) MS Excel
2 189 (2.12%) MS Office
3 94 (1.05%) InfoPath
4 57 (0.64%) Photoshop
5 42 (0.47%) MS Visio
6 41 (0.46%) MS Project
7 20 (0.22%) MS PowerPoint
8 13 (0.15%) Spreadsheet
9 9 (0.10%) PowerPivot
10 8 (0.090%) Fireworks
11 7 (0.078%) AutoCAD
12 6 (0.067%) Adobe Illustrator
13 4 (0.045%) Stata
14 3 (0.034%) Windchill
14 3 (0.034%) CATIA
15 2 (0.022%) GIMP
15 2 (0.022%) FastStats
15 2 (0.022%) SPSS
15 2 (0.022%) InDesign
16 1 (0.011%) CPLEX
Business Applications
1 372 (4.17%) Dynamics CRM
2 126 (1.41%) Dynamics AX
3 93 (1.04%) Oracle EBS
4 45 (0.50%) Oracle CRM
5 43 (0.48%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 43 (0.48%) Magento
6 25 (0.28%) Dynamics NAV
7 24 (0.27%) Markit EDM
8 17 (0.19%) Oracle Applications
9 14 (0.16%) Oracle BPM
9 14 (0.16%) Tridion
10 11 (0.12%) Endur
10 11 (0.12%) Google Analytics
10 11 (0.12%) ION MarketView
11 10 (0.11%) Agresso
12 9 (0.10%) ReMetrica
13 7 (0.078%) ZaiNet
13 7 (0.078%) Remedy ITSM
13 7 (0.078%) Aligne
14 5 (0.056%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 293 (3.29%) Microsoft Azure
2 101 (1.13%) SaaS
3 61 (0.68%) Office 365
4 52 (0.58%) Amazon AWS
5 44 (0.49%) PaaS
6 38 (0.43%) Amazon EC2
7 33 (0.37%) Cloud Computing
8 14 (0.16%) Force.com
9 12 (0.13%) GitHub
10 9 (0.10%) IaaS
11 7 (0.078%) Amazon S3
11 7 (0.078%) Google App Engine
11 7 (0.078%) CloudFront
12 5 (0.056%) Amazon SQS
13 3 (0.034%) IBM SmartCloud
14 2 (0.022%) SuccessFactors
14 2 (0.022%) Trello
14 2 (0.022%) Amazon ELB
14 2 (0.022%) Rackspace Cloud
15 1 (0.011%) Gitorious
Communications & Networking
1 171 (1.92%) HTTP
2 156 (1.75%) TCP/IP
3 147 (1.65%) Internet
4 118 (1.32%) Intranet
5 83 (0.93%) DNS
6 82 (0.92%) Firewall
7 65 (0.73%) LDAP
7 65 (0.73%) HTTPS
8 56 (0.63%) SAN
9 54 (0.61%) SSL
9 54 (0.61%) FTP
10 30 (0.34%) DHCP
11 29 (0.33%) Wireshark
12 25 (0.28%) Extranet
13 24 (0.27%) WAN
14 23 (0.26%) VPN
15 21 (0.24%) Wireless
15 21 (0.24%) LAN
16 18 (0.20%) NAS
17 17 (0.19%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4002 (44.88%) SQL Server
2 1105 (12.39%) SQL Server 2008
3 661 (7.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 583 (6.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 443 (4.97%) SQL Server 2005
6 425 (4.77%) SQL Server 2012
7 271 (3.04%) Relational Database
8 234 (2.62%) Data Warehouse
9 233 (2.61%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 212 (2.38%) Oracle Database
11 206 (2.31%) MySQL
12 129 (1.45%) NoSQL
13 112 (1.26%) RDBMS
14 106 (1.19%) SQL Server 2000
15 105 (1.18%) Oracle Reports
16 99 (1.11%) MongoDB
17 86 (0.96%) Oracle Database 11g
18 85 (0.95%) DTS
19 67 (0.75%) OLAP
20 65 (0.73%) RavenDB
Development Applications
1 1253 (14.05%) Visual Studio
2 819 (9.18%) Team Foundation Server
3 334 (3.75%) NUnit
4 285 (3.20%) Git (software)
5 263 (2.95%) Subversion
6 256 (2.87%) TeamCity
7 207 (2.32%) Selenium
8 159 (1.78%) SpecFlow
9 153 (1.72%) QuickTest Pro
10 152 (1.70%) JIRA
11 109 (1.22%) MSTest
12 101 (1.13%) Cucumber
13 99 (1.11%) Maven
14 98 (1.10%) MSBuild
15 95 (1.07%) Jenkins
16 70 (0.78%) Rhino Mocks
16 70 (0.78%) Moq
17 56 (0.63%) Octopus Deploy
18 54 (0.61%) WebDriver
19 51 (0.57%) SoapUI
General
1 1375 (15.42%) Finance
2 593 (6.65%) Banking
3 283 (3.17%) Front Office
4 249 (2.79%) Investment Banking
5 231 (2.59%) Marketing
5 231 (2.59%) Retail
6 184 (2.06%) Back Office
7 134 (1.50%) Telecoms
8 130 (1.46%) Advertising
9 104 (1.17%) Manufacturing
10 77 (0.86%) Publishing
11 73 (0.82%) Legal
12 49 (0.55%) Electronics
13 46 (0.52%) Financial Institution
14 40 (0.45%) Law
15 29 (0.33%) Automotive
16 27 (0.30%) Games
17 26 (0.29%) Billing
18 22 (0.25%) Pharmaceutical
19 15 (0.17%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 6123 (68.66%) Developer
2 2980 (33.42%) .NET Developer
3 1725 (19.34%) C# Developer
4 1200 (13.46%) C# .NET Developer
5 795 (8.91%) ASP.NET Developer
6 631 (7.08%) Analyst
7 580 (6.50%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 570 (6.39%) Web Developer
9 546 (6.12%) Senior Developer
10 510 (5.72%) Architect
11 362 (4.06%) SharePoint Developer
12 312 (3.50%) SQL Developer
13 310 (3.48%) Senior .NET Developer
14 265 (2.97%) Software Developer
15 256 (2.87%) Consultant
16 253 (2.84%) VB.NET Developer
17 237 (2.66%) Solutions Architect
18 212 (2.38%) Test Analyst
19 189 (2.12%) Front-End Developer
20 184 (2.06%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4269 (47.87%) ASP.NET
2 2678 (30.03%) HTML
3 2020 (22.65%) CSS
4 1627 (18.24%) jQuery
5 1622 (18.19%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1571 (17.62%) WCF
7 1518 (17.02%) .NET Framework
8 1355 (15.19%) Web Services
9 1296 (14.53%) XML
10 912 (10.23%) HTML5
11 792 (8.88%) WPF
12 655 (7.34%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
13 599 (6.72%) Ajax
14 507 (5.69%) CSS3
15 440 (4.93%) LINQ
15 440 (4.93%) ASP.NET MVC 4
16 386 (4.33%) ASP.NET Web Forms
17 385 (4.32%) WinForms
18 374 (4.19%) REST
19 347 (3.89%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 176 (1.97%) Mobile App
1 176 (1.97%) Computer Science
2 162 (1.82%) N-Tier
3 156 (1.75%) Enterprise Software
4 126 (1.41%) Open Source
5 125 (1.40%) Derivative
6 102 (1.14%) Fixed Income
7 99 (1.11%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 91 (1.02%) Inversion of Control
9 74 (0.83%) Management Information System
10 73 (0.82%) Client/Server
11 69 (0.77%) NHS
12 59 (0.66%) Credit Risk
12 59 (0.66%) Market Risk
13 52 (0.58%) Clustering
14 48 (0.54%) Mathematics
15 45 (0.50%) GIS
15 45 (0.50%) Data Integration
16 44 (0.49%) Visualisation
17 43 (0.48%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 1340 (15.03%) Windows
2 373 (4.18%) UNIX
3 322 (3.61%) Linux
4 238 (2.67%) Windows Server 2008
5 193 (2.16%) Windows Server 2003
6 142 (1.59%) Apple iOS
7 122 (1.37%) Android
8 120 (1.35%) Windows Server 2012
9 96 (1.08%) Windows XP
10 49 (0.55%) Windows 2000
11 46 (0.52%) Windows 7
12 36 (0.40%) Windows 8
13 29 (0.33%) Windows Phone
14 24 (0.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 21 (0.24%) Solaris
16 18 (0.20%) Windows Phone 8
17 16 (0.18%) Windows Mobile
18 14 (0.16%) Windows CE
19 10 (0.11%) Windows Vista
20 9 (0.10%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 2704 (30.32%) MVC
2 1415 (15.87%) Agile Software Development
2 1415 (15.87%) TDD
3 1131 (12.68%) Scrum
4 836 (9.37%) OO
5 685 (7.68%) CRM
6 636 (7.13%) Web Development
7 574 (6.44%) Unit Testing
8 528 (5.92%) Continuous Integration
9 519 (5.82%) E-Commerce
10 490 (5.49%) BDD
11 455 (5.10%) SOA
12 402 (4.51%) Software Engineering
13 394 (4.42%) Workflow
14 315 (3.53%) Migration
15 314 (3.52%) Project Management
16 312 (3.50%) Business Intelligence
17 294 (3.30%) UML
18 290 (3.25%) OOP
19 264 (2.96%) MVVM
Programming Languages
1 6070 (68.06%) C#
2 3042 (34.11%) SQL
3 2805 (31.45%) JavaScript
4 1028 (11.53%) Java
5 881 (9.88%) VB.NET
6 706 (7.92%) T-SQL
7 452 (5.07%) VB
8 280 (3.14%) PowerShell
9 276 (3.09%) C++
10 268 (3.01%) PL/SQL
11 242 (2.71%) PHP
12 181 (2.03%) Python
13 162 (1.82%) Ruby
14 158 (1.77%) VBA
15 155 (1.74%) C
16 154 (1.73%) VB6
17 126 (1.41%) VBScript
18 121 (1.36%) Perl
19 90 (1.01%) XAML
20 39 (0.44%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 558 (6.26%) Security Cleared
2 443 (4.97%) SC Cleared
3 424 (4.75%) Degree
4 188 (2.11%) ISTQB
5 163 (1.83%) Microsoft Certification
6 125 (1.40%) DV Cleared
7 98 (1.10%) ISEB
8 92 (1.03%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 89 (1.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 56 (0.63%) MCSE
11 53 (0.59%) MCITP
12 37 (0.41%) Cisco Certification
13 36 (0.40%) MCTS
14 29 (0.33%) MCSD
15 20 (0.22%) CCNA
15 20 (0.22%) MCP
16 18 (0.20%) ITIL Certification
17 15 (0.17%) PMP
17 15 (0.17%) PMI Certification
18 14 (0.16%) MCPD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 361 (4.05%) QA
2 37 (0.41%) ISO 9001
3 34 (0.38%) SLA
4 20 (0.22%) HL7
5 15 (0.17%) PCI DSS
6 12 (0.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 11 (0.12%) Basel III
7 11 (0.12%) Data Quality
8 7 (0.078%) EMIR
9 5 (0.056%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 5 (0.056%) Dodd-Frank
9 5 (0.056%) GPG13
10 4 (0.045%) ISO 14001
11 3 (0.034%) ISO 9000
11 3 (0.034%) Solvency II
12 2 (0.022%) CRD IV
12 2 (0.022%) WCAG
12 2 (0.022%) WAI
12 2 (0.022%) ISO 9002
13 1 (0.011%) TickIT
System Software
1 166 (1.86%) Active Directory
2 38 (0.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 25 (0.28%) Nmap
4 19 (0.21%) Hyper-V
5 9 (0.10%) vCloud
6 8 (0.090%) vSphere
7 7 (0.078%) VMware ESX
8 6 (0.067%) Oracle RAC
8 6 (0.067%) Xen
9 5 (0.056%) NDS
9 5 (0.056%) ISA Server
9 5 (0.056%) Varnish
10 4 (0.045%) LiteSpeed
11 3 (0.034%) Terminal Server
11 3 (0.034%) VMware ESXi
11 3 (0.034%) UAG
12 2 (0.022%) XenApp
12 2 (0.022%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 2 (0.022%) qmail
12 2 (0.022%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 100 (1.12%) HP Quality Center
2 55 (0.62%) Opscode Chef
3 53 (0.59%) Puppet
4 27 (0.30%) Control-M
5 25 (0.28%) Nessus
6 24 (0.27%) SCCM
7 23 (0.26%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 17 (0.19%) SCOM
9 14 (0.16%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 7 (0.078%) WMI
11 6 (0.067%) Vagrant
11 6 (0.067%) ITRS Geneos
11 6 (0.067%) BladeLogic
11 6 (0.067%) Nagios
11 6 (0.067%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 5 (0.056%) Zenoss
12 5 (0.056%) SCOrch
13 4 (0.045%) WSUS
14 3 (0.034%) MIIS
14 3 (0.034%) AppManager
Vendors
1 2068 (23.19%) Microsoft
2 1151 (12.91%) Oracle
3 268 (3.01%) Sitecore
4 245 (2.75%) HP
5 193 (2.16%) SAP
6 105 (1.18%) EPiServer
7 93 (1.04%) JD Edwards
8 78 (0.87%) Sybase
9 77 (0.86%) IBM
10 75 (0.84%) VMware
11 71 (0.80%) Salesforce.com
12 70 (0.78%) Telerik
13 67 (0.75%) Business Objects
14 64 (0.72%) TIBCO
15 60 (0.67%) Cisco
16 50 (0.56%) Citrix
17 49 (0.55%) Twitter
18 46 (0.52%) DevExpress
18 46 (0.52%) Adobe
19 44 (0.49%) JBoss
London
CodeSource Recruitment Limited
Rate: From £450 to £650 per annum 6 month Rolling+ Reg Travel to Australia
Posted: 12 hours ago
Macclesfield, Cheshire
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
Central London / West End
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £500 per annum
Posted: 13 hours ago
South East London
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
Wymondham, Norfolk
Vivid Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
Berkshire
Conspicuous
Rate: Up to £500 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
Maidenhead, Berkshire
Vivid Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £350 - £351 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
York, North Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 14 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 14 hours ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
X4 Group
Rate: £275 - 300 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
Buckinghamshire
Proteus Europe
Posted: 14 hours ago
Hounslow, Middlesex
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £425 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Searchability.co.uk
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
East London
AB Recruit
Rate: From £425 to £450 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
Surrey
Spargonet Consulting Plc
Rate: £300 to £310 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
West London
eCom Recruitment
Rate: From £350 to £400 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Spargonet Consulting Plc
Rate: £350
Posted: 15 hours ago
City, London
Aston Carter
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
London
Roc Search
Posted: 15 hours ago
City, London
Austin Fraser
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago