The table below looks at the statistics for .NET skills in IT contracts advertised for the Hertfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited .NET over the 3 months to 10 February 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.

Location
3 months to
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft .NET (dotNet)
Rank 19 13 11
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -2
Contract jobs citing .NET 38 67 83
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 6.60% 10.55% 12.39%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 29.69% 33.17% 39.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 40 57
Average daily rate £381 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £243 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £604 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £20.93 £11.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +90.27%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £32.25 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+24.03% -5.14%
.NET
East of England

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 Hertfordshire region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Hertfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
128 202 212
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 22.22% 31.81% 31.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 78 108 127
Average daily rate £385 £365 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.47% -8.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 8 2
Average hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £11.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +240.90%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.25 £34.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year
+15.44% +3.03%

.NET
Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing .NET across the Hertfordshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

.NET Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

.NET
Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing .NET across the Hertfordshire region.

.NET Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

.NET
Daily Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing .NET across the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 10 February 2016.

.NET Daily Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

.NET
Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing .NET across the Hertfordshire region.

.NET Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

.NET
Contract Job Locations in Hertfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing .NET within the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 10 February 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
St Albans +7 9 £625 +31.57% 7
Watford -6 7 £313 +4.16% 3
Welwyn Garden City +5 5 £345 -9.21%
Stevenage -4 4 £330 +17.33% 1
.NET
East of England

.NET
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Hertfordshire 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 73 (83.91%) C#
2 40 (45.98%) ASP.NET
3 39 (44.83%) JavaScript
4 38 (43.68%) SQL
5 37 (42.53%) SQL Server
6 27 (31.03%) Agile Software Development
7 26 (29.89%) .NET Framework
7 26 (29.89%) MVC
8 24 (27.59%) Microsoft
8 24 (27.59%) jQuery
9 23 (26.44%) HTML
10 21 (24.14%) CSS
11 20 (22.99%) Web Services
12 19 (21.84%) Windows
13 17 (19.54%) ASP.NET MVC
14 16 (18.39%) WCF
14 16 (18.39%) Web Development
14 16 (18.39%) Visual Studio
14 16 (18.39%) SOA
14 16 (18.39%) Entity Framework
15 15 (17.24%) E-Commerce
15 15 (17.24%) TDD
16 14 (16.09%) SOAP
16 14 (16.09%) ASP.NET Web API
17 13 (14.94%) REST
18 12 (13.79%) T-SQL
18 12 (13.79%) Software Engineering
19 11 (12.64%) HTML5
19 11 (12.64%) Git (software)
19 11 (12.64%) Oracle

.NET
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Hertfordshire 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 6 (6.90%) CMS
2 5 (5.75%) SharePoint
3 4 (4.60%) SharePoint 2010
4 3 (3.45%) Confluence
4 3 (3.45%) IIS
4 3 (3.45%) JBoss
4 3 (3.45%) SharePoint Server
5 2 (2.30%) BizTalk Server
5 2 (2.30%) Exchange Server 2003
5 2 (2.30%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (2.30%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (2.30%) MS Exchange
6 1 (1.15%) ArcGIS
6 1 (1.15%) Node.js
6 1 (1.15%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (1.15%) Sitecore CMS
6 1 (1.15%) WebSphere
Applications
1 8 (9.20%) MS Excel
2 4 (4.60%) Adobe Illustrator
2 4 (4.60%) MS Office
2 4 (4.60%) MS Visio
2 4 (4.60%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 3 (3.45%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 7 (8.05%) SaaS
2 6 (6.90%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (2.30%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (2.30%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 10 (11.49%) Internet
2 5 (5.75%) Firewall
2 5 (5.75%) Radio Access Network
3 3 (3.45%) LDAP
3 3 (3.45%) PuTTY
3 3 (3.45%) SSH
3 3 (3.45%) Telnet
4 2 (2.30%) 2G
4 2 (2.30%) 3G
4 2 (2.30%) 4G
4 2 (2.30%) Cisco ASA
4 2 (2.30%) DHCP
4 2 (2.30%) DNS
4 2 (2.30%) Ethernet
4 2 (2.30%) LAN
4 2 (2.30%) SAN
4 2 (2.30%) TCP/IP
4 2 (2.30%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (42.53%) SQL Server
2 7 (8.05%) MySQL
3 5 (5.75%) PostgreSQL
3 5 (5.75%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (4.60%) Relational Database
5 2 (2.30%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (1.15%) DB2
6 1 (1.15%) SQL Server 2014
6 1 (1.15%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (1.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (1.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 16 (18.39%) Visual Studio
2 11 (12.64%) Git (software)
3 9 (10.34%) Team Foundation Server
4 8 (9.20%) JIRA
5 5 (5.75%) Jenkins
6 4 (4.60%) Cucumber
6 4 (4.60%) NUnit
6 4 (4.60%) Selenium
7 3 (3.45%) Toad
8 2 (2.30%) CruiseControl
8 2 (2.30%) FitNesse
8 2 (2.30%) LoadRunner
8 2 (2.30%) MSTest
8 2 (2.30%) Protractor
8 2 (2.30%) SpecFlow
8 2 (2.30%) TeamCity
9 1 (1.15%) Jasmine
9 1 (1.15%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 11 (12.64%) Finance
2 7 (8.05%) Retail
3 5 (5.75%) Back Office
4 4 (4.60%) Marketing
4 4 (4.60%) Multimedia
4 4 (4.60%) Publishing
5 3 (3.45%) Legal
5 3 (3.45%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.15%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 56 (64.37%) Developer
2 40 (45.98%) .NET Developer
3 28 (32.18%) C# Developer
4 24 (27.59%) C# .NET Developer
5 13 (14.94%) Architect
5 13 (14.94%) ASP.NET Developer
6 11 (12.64%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
7 9 (10.34%) Solutions Architect
7 9 (10.34%) Web Developer
8 8 (9.20%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 8 (9.20%) E-Commerce Architect
8 8 (9.20%) E-Commerce Solution Architect
9 7 (8.05%) Analyst
9 7 (8.05%) SQL Developer
10 5 (5.75%) Senior Architect
10 5 (5.75%) Senior Solutions Architect
11 4 (4.60%) .NET Architect
11 4 (4.60%) .NET Web Developer
11 4 (4.60%) Junior Developer
11 4 (4.60%) Junior Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (45.98%) ASP.NET
2 26 (29.89%) .NET Framework
3 24 (27.59%) jQuery
4 23 (26.44%) HTML
5 21 (24.14%) CSS
6 20 (22.99%) Web Services
7 17 (19.54%) ASP.NET MVC
8 16 (18.39%) Entity Framework
8 16 (18.39%) WCF
9 14 (16.09%) ASP.NET Web API
9 14 (16.09%) SOAP
10 13 (14.94%) REST
11 11 (12.64%) HTML5
11 11 (12.64%) XML
12 9 (10.34%) AngularJS
12 9 (10.34%) Middleware
12 9 (10.34%) RESTful
13 8 (9.20%) Ajax
14 7 (8.05%) JSON
14 7 (8.05%) MSMQ
Miscellaneous
1 9 (10.34%) Data Integration
2 6 (6.90%) Mobile App
3 5 (5.75%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (5.75%) Computer Science
3 5 (5.75%) User Experience
4 4 (4.60%) Digital Media
4 4 (4.60%) Social Media
5 2 (2.30%) Clustering
5 2 (2.30%) Inversion of Control
5 2 (2.30%) iPad
5 2 (2.30%) iPhone
5 2 (2.30%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.15%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.15%) Data Structures
6 1 (1.15%) EPoS
6 1 (1.15%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (1.15%) RIA
6 1 (1.15%) SCADA
6 1 (1.15%) Statistics
6 1 (1.15%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 19 (21.84%) Windows
2 9 (10.34%) Linux
3 4 (4.60%) Unix
4 2 (2.30%) Apple iOS
4 2 (2.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (2.30%) Windows Server
4 2 (2.30%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (2.30%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (31.03%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (29.89%) MVC
3 16 (18.39%) SOA
3 16 (18.39%) Web Development
4 15 (17.24%) E-Commerce
4 15 (17.24%) TDD
5 12 (13.79%) Software Engineering
6 8 (9.20%) Stakeholder Management
7 7 (8.05%) OO
8 6 (6.90%) DevOps
9 5 (5.75%) Content Management
9 5 (5.75%) Continuous Integration
9 5 (5.75%) Data Modelling
9 5 (5.75%) Microservices
9 5 (5.75%) Requirements Analysis
9 5 (5.75%) Unit Testing
10 4 (4.60%) CRM
10 4 (4.60%) Digital Marketing
10 4 (4.60%) Email Marketing
10 4 (4.60%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 73 (83.91%) C#
2 39 (44.83%) JavaScript
3 38 (43.68%) SQL
4 12 (13.79%) T-SQL
5 8 (9.20%) PowerShell
6 5 (5.75%) C++
7 3 (3.45%) Java
7 3 (3.45%) VBScript
8 2 (2.30%) Objective-C
9 1 (1.15%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 6 (6.90%) Degree
2 2 (2.30%) MCSE
2 2 (2.30%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (2.30%) OCA
2 2 (2.30%) Oracle Certification
2 2 (2.30%) Security Cleared
2 2 (2.30%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (1.15%) HND
3 1 (1.15%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.45%) QA
2 2 (2.30%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (3.45%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.30%) Microsoft App-V
2 2 (2.30%) VMware ESX
2 2 (2.30%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (2.30%) vSphere
2 2 (2.30%) XenApp
3 1 (1.15%) Tivoli Directory Server
Systems Management
1 3 (3.45%) CA Single Sign-On
1 3 (3.45%) Tivoli
1 3 (3.45%) Tivoli Identity Manager
2 1 (1.15%) Novell Identity Manager
2 1 (1.15%) Oracle Identity Manager
Vendors
1 24 (27.59%) Microsoft
2 11 (12.64%) Oracle
2 11 (12.64%) Red Hat
3 4 (4.60%) Adobe
4 3 (3.45%) Cyber-Ark
5 2 (2.30%) Cisco
5 2 (2.30%) Citrix
5 2 (2.30%) HP
5 2 (2.30%) IBM
5 2 (2.30%) Splunk
5 2 (2.30%) VMware
6 1 (1.15%) Apigee
6 1 (1.15%) Atlassian
6 1 (1.15%) CA
6 1 (1.15%) hybris
6 1 (1.15%) Mashery
6 1 (1.15%) Novell
6 1 (1.15%) Sitecore
6 1 (1.15%) Sun