The first table below looks at the demand for .NET skills in IT contracts advertised for the Luton region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited .NET over the 3 months to 17 April 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 Luton 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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft .NET (dotNet)
Rank 9 8 10
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +2
Contract jobs citing .NET 22 7 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Luton 10.95% 9.86% 5.33%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 61.11% 35.00% 28.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 5 3
Average daily rate £375 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £325 £305
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £465 £365
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £29.16
% change year-on-year
- +20.02%
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Luton
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
36 20 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Luton 17.91% 28.17% 18.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 13 11
Average daily rate £375 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £373 £158 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £393 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
- +12.90%
.NET
Bedfordshire

.NET
Jobs Demand Trend in Luton

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

.NET Jobs Demand Trend in Luton

.NET
Daily Rate Trend in Luton

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

.NET Daily Rate Trend in Luton

.NET
Daily Rate Histogram in Luton

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing .NET across the Luton region over the 3 months to 17 April 2014.

.NET Daily Rate Histogram in Luton

.NET
Hourly Rate Trend in Luton

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

.NET Hourly Rate Trend in Luton

.NET
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Luton

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Luton 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 32 (91.43%) C#
2 25 (71.43%) ASP.NET
3 22 (62.86%) SQL Server
4 19 (54.29%) Agile Software Development
5 17 (48.57%) Scrum
6 15 (42.86%) MVC
7 13 (37.14%) E-Commerce
8 12 (34.29%) JavaScript
9 11 (31.43%) Microsoft
9 11 (31.43%) Git (software)
9 11 (31.43%) ASP.NET MVC
10 10 (28.57%) TeamCity
10 10 (28.57%) SOA
10 10 (28.57%) HTML
10 10 (28.57%) TDD
11 9 (25.71%) Web Services
11 9 (25.71%) Visual Studio
12 8 (22.86%) Unit Testing
13 7 (20.00%) WCF
13 7 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
13 7 (20.00%) BizTalk Server
14 6 (17.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 6 (17.14%) SQL
14 6 (17.14%) Web Development
15 5 (14.29%) .NET Framework
15 5 (14.29%) Selenium
15 5 (14.29%) Automated Testing
15 5 (14.29%) Software Engineering
15 5 (14.29%) SQL Server 2005
15 5 (14.29%) Test Automation

.NET
Top Related IT Skills in Luton by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Luton 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 7 (20.00%) BizTalk Server
2 5 (14.29%) IIS
3 4 (11.43%) Papyrus
4 3 (8.57%) SharePoint Server
4 3 (8.57%) SharePoint
5 1 (2.86%) MQSeries
5 1 (2.86%) Confluence
5 1 (2.86%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (2.86%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 2 (5.71%) MS Office
2 1 (2.86%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (11.43%) Exstream
2 1 (2.86%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.86%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (2.86%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (62.86%) SQL Server
2 6 (17.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 5 (14.29%) SQL Server 2005
4 4 (11.43%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (8.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (2.86%) RDBMS
6 1 (2.86%) Relational Database
6 1 (2.86%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 11 (31.43%) Git (software)
2 10 (28.57%) TeamCity
3 9 (25.71%) Visual Studio
4 7 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
5 5 (14.29%) Cucumber
5 5 (14.29%) Selenium
6 4 (11.43%) FitNesse
6 4 (11.43%) JUnit
6 4 (11.43%) NUnit
6 4 (11.43%) SpecFlow
6 4 (11.43%) RSpec
6 4 (11.43%) MSTest
7 1 (2.86%) Artifactory
7 1 (2.86%) JIRA
7 1 (2.86%) Log4Net
General
1 2 (5.71%) Telecoms
1 2 (5.71%) Finance
Job Titles
1 22 (62.86%) Developer
2 7 (20.00%) .NET Developer
3 6 (17.14%) Architect
4 5 (14.29%) Solutions Architect
5 3 (8.57%) SharePoint Developer
5 3 (8.57%) BizTalk Developer
5 3 (8.57%) Consultant
5 3 (8.57%) Analyst
5 3 (8.57%) Test Analyst
5 3 (8.57%) Test Engineer
5 3 (8.57%) VB.NET Developer
6 2 (5.71%) Systems Developer
6 2 (5.71%) Web Developer
6 2 (5.71%) Software Engineer
6 2 (5.71%) Designer
6 2 (5.71%) Solutions Designer
6 2 (5.71%) C# Architect
6 2 (5.71%) Test Automation Analyst
6 2 (5.71%) Automation Analyst
6 2 (5.71%) Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (71.43%) ASP.NET
2 11 (31.43%) ASP.NET MVC
3 10 (28.57%) HTML
4 9 (25.71%) Web Services
5 7 (20.00%) WCF
6 5 (14.29%) .NET Framework
7 3 (8.57%) ADO.NET
7 3 (8.57%) XML
7 3 (8.57%) XSD
7 3 (8.57%) XSLT
8 1 (2.86%) MSMQ
8 1 (2.86%) Silverlight
8 1 (2.86%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 4 (11.43%) N-Tier
2 1 (2.86%) AS400
2 1 (2.86%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 4 (11.43%) Windows
2 1 (2.86%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (2.86%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (54.29%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (48.57%) Scrum
3 15 (42.86%) MVC
4 13 (37.14%) E-Commerce
5 10 (28.57%) SOA
5 10 (28.57%) TDD
6 8 (22.86%) Unit Testing
7 6 (17.14%) Web Development
8 5 (14.29%) Automated Testing
8 5 (14.29%) Software Engineering
8 5 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
8 5 (14.29%) Test Automation
8 5 (14.29%) BDD
9 4 (11.43%) Kanban
9 4 (11.43%) Agile Testing
9 4 (11.43%) Extreme Programming
10 3 (8.57%) Requirements Analysis
10 3 (8.57%) OO
11 2 (5.71%) Workflow
11 2 (5.71%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 32 (91.43%) C#
2 12 (34.29%) JavaScript
3 6 (17.14%) SQL
4 3 (8.57%) VB.NET
5 2 (5.71%) VBA
5 2 (5.71%) PowerShell
5 2 (5.71%) Java
6 1 (2.86%) VB
Qualifications
1 1 (2.86%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (8.57%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.86%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (2.86%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 11 (31.43%) Microsoft
2 4 (11.43%) HP
3 1 (2.86%) Oracle
3 1 (2.86%) IBM