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 18 September 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft .NET (dotNet)
Rank 19 19 14
Rank change year-on-year
0 -5
Contract jobs citing .NET 70 35 91
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 8.31% 7.23% 9.37%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 32.41% 25.55% 26.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 26 43
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£363 £414 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.38% +27.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £325 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £675 £477
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £33.75 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -0.73%
.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
216 137 347
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 25.65% 28.31% 35.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 144 72 185
Average daily rate £375 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 3
Average hourly rate £15.00 £46.00 £40.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-67.39% +13.58%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +7.69%

.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 18 September 2014.

.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 18 September 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
Hemel Hempstead -1 12 £363 -9.37% 3
Watford -2 10 £275 -33.33% 7
Hitchin -1 7 £393 -36.17% 1
St Albans +4 5 £220 -48.23% 7
Welwyn Garden City -7 5 £550 +57.14% 1
Hertford - 2 £255 - 1
Letchworth - 1 £200 -
Potters Bar - - - -
Rickmansworth - - - - 1
Stevenage - - - - 1
Ware - - - -
Hoddesdon - - - -
Berkhamsted - - - - 1
Bishop's Stortford - - - - 1
Borehamwood - - - - 2
Harpenden - - - -
.NET
East of England

.NET
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, 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 68 (58.62%) C#
2 54 (46.55%) SQL Server
2 54 (46.55%) ASP.NET
3 45 (38.79%) SQL
4 38 (32.76%) JavaScript
4 38 (32.76%) Agile Software Development
5 33 (28.45%) MVC
6 31 (26.72%) HTML
7 30 (25.86%) CSS
8 27 (23.28%) Oracle
9 24 (20.69%) jQuery
10 23 (19.83%) Microsoft
10 23 (19.83%) Finance
11 20 (17.24%) E-Commerce
11 20 (17.24%) .NET Framework
11 20 (17.24%) ASP.NET MVC
12 19 (16.38%) TDD
12 19 (16.38%) SharePoint
12 19 (16.38%) Scrum
13 18 (15.52%) WCF
14 15 (12.93%) Windows
15 14 (12.07%) Web Services
15 14 (12.07%) XML
15 14 (12.07%) Java
15 14 (12.07%) QA
16 13 (11.21%) Web Development
16 13 (11.21%) Asset Management
17 12 (10.34%) JSON
17 12 (10.34%) Continuous Improvement
17 12 (10.34%) HTML5

.NET
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, 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 19 (16.38%) SharePoint
2 9 (7.76%) CMS
2 9 (7.76%) IIS
3 7 (6.03%) Oracle Service Bus
4 3 (2.59%) SharePoint 2010
4 3 (2.59%) WordPress
4 3 (2.59%) SharePoint 2013
4 3 (2.59%) Joomla!
4 3 (2.59%) Drupal
5 2 (1.72%) WebSphere
5 2 (1.72%) EPiServer CMS
6 1 (0.86%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.86%) Node.js
6 1 (0.86%) Kentico
6 1 (0.86%) Umbraco
6 1 (0.86%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (0.86%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 7 (6.03%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.59%) MS Office
3 1 (0.86%) MS Project
3 1 (0.86%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 3 (2.59%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.86%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.86%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.86%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (0.86%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (5.17%) TCP/IP
2 2 (1.72%) DHCP
2 2 (1.72%) DNS
2 2 (1.72%) Intranet
3 1 (0.86%) Internet
3 1 (0.86%) RFID
3 1 (0.86%) FTP
3 1 (0.86%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 54 (46.55%) SQL Server
2 10 (8.62%) SQL Server 2008
3 8 (6.90%) SQL Server 2012
4 5 (4.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 4 (3.45%) Couchbase
5 4 (3.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 4 (3.45%) MySQL
6 3 (2.59%) Crystal Reports
7 2 (1.72%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (1.72%) NoSQL
8 1 (0.86%) QlikView
8 1 (0.86%) DB2
8 1 (0.86%) DTS
8 1 (0.86%) Snowflake Schema
8 1 (0.86%) SQL Server 2000
8 1 (0.86%) WebFOCUS
8 1 (0.86%) Sybase ASE
8 1 (0.86%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 7 (6.03%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (5.17%) FxCop
2 6 (5.17%) StyleCop
2 6 (5.17%) Visual Studio
2 6 (5.17%) JIRA
3 5 (4.31%) SpecFlow
3 5 (4.31%) Jenkins
4 2 (1.72%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 1 (0.86%) Eclipse
5 1 (0.86%) NUnit
5 1 (0.86%) CruiseControl
5 1 (0.86%) Subversion
5 1 (0.86%) ReSharper
5 1 (0.86%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (0.86%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.86%) Moq
5 1 (0.86%) dotTrace
General
1 23 (19.83%) Finance
2 8 (6.90%) Marketing
3 6 (5.17%) Retail
4 3 (2.59%) Legal
4 3 (2.59%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.86%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 72 (62.07%) Developer
2 41 (35.34%) .NET Developer
3 23 (19.83%) C# Developer
4 20 (17.24%) C# .NET Developer
5 15 (12.93%) ASP.NET Developer
6 14 (12.07%) Architect
7 13 (11.21%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 10 (8.62%) Systems Architect
9 9 (7.76%) Project Manager
10 7 (6.03%) Web Developer
10 7 (6.03%) Senior Developer
10 7 (6.03%) Senior .NET Developer
11 5 (4.31%) Solutions Architect
11 5 (4.31%) Analyst
11 5 (4.31%) Lead Developer
12 4 (3.45%) Senior C# Developer
12 4 (3.45%) Front-End Developer
13 3 (2.59%) Senior ASP.NET Developer
13 3 (2.59%) SharePoint Developer
13 3 (2.59%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 54 (46.55%) ASP.NET
2 31 (26.72%) HTML
3 30 (25.86%) CSS
4 24 (20.69%) jQuery
5 20 (17.24%) ASP.NET MVC
5 20 (17.24%) .NET Framework
6 18 (15.52%) WCF
7 14 (12.07%) Web Services
7 14 (12.07%) XML
8 12 (10.34%) JSON
8 12 (10.34%) HTML5
9 11 (9.48%) CSS3
10 10 (8.62%) Ajax
11 8 (6.90%) LINQ
11 8 (6.90%) REST
12 7 (6.03%) ASP.NET Web Forms
12 7 (6.03%) XSLT
13 6 (5.17%) XSL
13 6 (5.17%) ADO.NET
13 6 (5.17%) POCO
Miscellaneous
1 5 (4.31%) Informatics
1 5 (4.31%) NHS
1 5 (4.31%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (3.45%) Replication
3 2 (1.72%) PKI
4 1 (0.86%) Derivative
4 1 (0.86%) Equity Derivative
4 1 (0.86%) Blackberry
4 1 (0.86%) Mainframe
4 1 (0.86%) RIA
4 1 (0.86%) FMCG
4 1 (0.86%) iPhone
4 1 (0.86%) Visualisation
4 1 (0.86%) Digital Media
4 1 (0.86%) Mobile App
4 1 (0.86%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (0.86%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 15 (12.93%) Windows
2 1 (0.86%) Windows XP
2 1 (0.86%) Mac OS X Server
2 1 (0.86%) Android
2 1 (0.86%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (0.86%) Windows Phone 7
2 1 (0.86%) Apple iOS
2 1 (0.86%) Windows 8
2 1 (0.86%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (32.76%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (28.45%) MVC
3 20 (17.24%) E-Commerce
4 19 (16.38%) TDD
4 19 (16.38%) Scrum
5 13 (11.21%) Asset Management
5 13 (11.21%) Web Development
6 12 (10.34%) Continuous Improvement
7 10 (8.62%) Data Security
8 9 (7.76%) BDD
9 8 (6.90%) Continuous Integration
9 8 (6.90%) Project Management
9 8 (6.90%) PRINCE2
9 8 (6.90%) Stakeholder Management
10 6 (5.17%) Regression Testing
10 6 (5.17%) CRM
10 6 (5.17%) Code Coverage
10 6 (5.17%) MVVM
11 5 (4.31%) OO
11 5 (4.31%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 68 (58.62%) C#
2 45 (38.79%) SQL
3 38 (32.76%) JavaScript
4 14 (12.07%) Java
5 8 (6.90%) T-SQL
6 7 (6.03%) VB
7 6 (5.17%) VBScript
8 5 (4.31%) VB.NET
8 5 (4.31%) VB6
9 4 (3.45%) PowerShell
10 3 (2.59%) C++
11 1 (0.86%) C
Qualifications
1 2 (1.72%) APMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (12.07%) QA
2 1 (0.86%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 4 (3.45%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.72%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (1.72%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (0.86%) SCCM
1 1 (0.86%) SCOM
Vendors
1 27 (23.28%) Oracle
2 23 (19.83%) Microsoft
3 3 (2.59%) EPiServer
4 2 (1.72%) Citrix
4 2 (1.72%) Cisco
4 2 (1.72%) VMware
5 1 (0.86%) Teradata
5 1 (0.86%) Telerik
5 1 (0.86%) Zend
5 1 (0.86%) Sybase
5 1 (0.86%) SAP
5 1 (0.86%) Cognos
5 1 (0.86%) JD Edwards
5 1 (0.86%) Sitecore
5 1 (0.86%) Akamai
5 1 (0.86%) Red Gate
5 1 (0.86%) Tableau
5 1 (0.86%) Xamarin
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