The table below looks at the statistics for .NET Framework skills in IT contracts advertised for the Leicester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited .NET Framework over the 3 months to 1 May 2015 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
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft .NET Framework
Rank 16 31 16
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -15
Contract jobs citing .NET Framework 12 6 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicester 6.45% 3.03% 5.88%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 24.49% 7.32% 16.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 2 3
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£335 £363 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.58% +26.08%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 1
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -12.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+21.42% +7.69%
.NET Framework
Leicestershire

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 Leicester region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Leicester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
49 82 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicester 26.34% 41.41% 36.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 39 20
Average daily rate £318 £290 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.48% +0.86%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £240 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £390 £340
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 22 5
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -

.NET Framework
Jobs Demand Trend in Leicester

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

.NET Framework Jobs Demand Trend in Leicester

.NET Framework
Daily Rate Trend in Leicester

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

.NET Framework Daily Rate Trend in Leicester

.NET Framework
Daily Rate Histogram in Leicester

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing .NET Framework across the Leicester region over the 3 months to 1 May 2015.

.NET Framework Daily Rate Histogram in Leicester

.NET Framework
Hourly Rate Trend in Leicester

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

.NET Framework Hourly Rate Trend in Leicester

.NET Framework
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leicester

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Leicester region citing .NET Framework 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 Framework.

1 16 (100.00%) C#
1 16 (100.00%) .NET
2 10 (62.50%) SQL Server
2 10 (62.50%) JavaScript
3 9 (56.25%) HTML
4 8 (50.00%) Visual Studio
4 8 (50.00%) ASP.NET
4 8 (50.00%) CSS
4 8 (50.00%) WCF
5 7 (43.75%) MVC
5 7 (43.75%) Web Services
6 6 (37.50%) XML
6 6 (37.50%) SQL
7 5 (31.25%) VB.NET
7 5 (31.25%) Entity Framework
7 5 (31.25%) jQuery
7 5 (31.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 5 (31.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 4 (25.00%) WPF
8 4 (25.00%) WinForms
8 4 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
8 4 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
8 4 (25.00%) ASP.NET MVC 2
8 4 (25.00%) SQL Server 2012
8 4 (25.00%) Microsoft
9 3 (18.75%) BizTalk Server
9 3 (18.75%) CRM
9 3 (18.75%) Middleware
9 3 (18.75%) Waterfall
9 3 (18.75%) Software Engineering

.NET Framework
Top Related IT Skills in Leicester by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Leicester region citing .NET Framework 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 Framework. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (18.75%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (12.50%) IIS
3 1 (6.25%) Apache
3 1 (6.25%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (6.25%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.25%) Intranet
1 1 (6.25%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (62.50%) SQL Server
2 5 (31.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 5 (31.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (25.00%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 8 (50.00%) Visual Studio
2 2 (12.50%) Subversion
2 2 (12.50%) MSTest
3 1 (6.25%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (6.25%) NUnit
General
1 2 (12.50%) Manufacturing
2 1 (6.25%) Back Office
2 1 (6.25%) Retail
Job Titles
1 13 (81.25%) Developer
2 8 (50.00%) .NET Developer
2 8 (50.00%) C# Developer
3 7 (43.75%) C# .NET Developer
4 4 (25.00%) VB.NET Developer
5 3 (18.75%) Software Engineer
5 3 (18.75%) BizTalk Developer
6 1 (6.25%) Senior Developer
6 1 (6.25%) C# Software Engineer
6 1 (6.25%) ASP.NET Developer
6 1 (6.25%) Senior Software Developer
6 1 (6.25%) Software Developer
6 1 (6.25%) C# ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (100.00%) .NET
2 9 (56.25%) HTML
3 8 (50.00%) ASP.NET
3 8 (50.00%) CSS
3 8 (50.00%) WCF
4 7 (43.75%) Web Services
5 6 (37.50%) XML
6 5 (31.25%) Entity Framework
6 5 (31.25%) jQuery
7 4 (25.00%) WPF
7 4 (25.00%) WinForms
7 4 (25.00%) ASP.NET MVC 2
8 3 (18.75%) Middleware
8 3 (18.75%) LINQ
8 3 (18.75%) JSON
9 2 (12.50%) Ajax
9 2 (12.50%) ASP.NET MVC
9 2 (12.50%) HTML5
9 2 (12.50%) XSLT
10 1 (6.25%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 3 (18.75%) SCADA
2 1 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (6.25%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 2 (12.50%) Windows
2 1 (6.25%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (43.75%) MVC
2 4 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (18.75%) CRM
3 3 (18.75%) Waterfall
3 3 (18.75%) Software Engineering
4 1 (6.25%) OO
4 1 (6.25%) Configuration Management
4 1 (6.25%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 16 (100.00%) C#
2 10 (62.50%) JavaScript
3 6 (37.50%) SQL
4 5 (31.25%) VB.NET
5 1 (6.25%) VB
Vendors
1 4 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (6.25%) Oracle