The first table below looks at the demand for .NET skills in IT contracts advertised for the Northampton 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 Northampton 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 19 8 11
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +3
Contract jobs citing .NET 13 25 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northampton 6.22% 16.78% 8.33%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 22.03% 64.10% 56.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 4 6
Average daily rate
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£315 £250 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.00% -16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £241 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £250 £343
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
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
Northampton
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
59 39 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northampton 28.23% 26.17% 14.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 9 17
Average daily rate £375 £250 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% -16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £238 £261
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £550 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +7.69%
.NET
Northamptonshire

.NET
Jobs Demand Trend in Northampton

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

.NET Jobs Demand Trend in Northampton

.NET
Daily Rate Trend in Northampton

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

.NET Daily Rate Trend in Northampton

.NET
Daily Rate Histogram in Northampton

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing .NET across the Northampton region over the 3 months to 1 August 2014.

.NET Daily Rate Histogram in Northampton

.NET
Hourly Rate Trend in Northampton

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

.NET Hourly Rate Trend in Northampton

.NET
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northampton

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Northampton 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 31 (91.18%) C#
2 22 (64.71%) ASP.NET
3 20 (58.82%) SQL Server
4 14 (41.18%) JavaScript
4 14 (41.18%) MVC
5 13 (38.24%) HTML
6 12 (35.29%) SQL
6 12 (35.29%) XML
7 11 (32.35%) WCF
8 9 (26.47%) SQL Server 2008
8 9 (26.47%) Windows
8 9 (26.47%) CSS
9 8 (23.53%) SOA
9 8 (23.53%) SQL Server 2005
10 7 (20.59%) jQuery
10 7 (20.59%) BizTalk Server
11 6 (17.65%) SharePoint
11 6 (17.65%) XSLT
11 6 (17.65%) PowerShell
11 6 (17.65%) Microsoft Azure
11 6 (17.65%) AppFabric
12 5 (14.71%) InfoPath
12 5 (14.71%) .NET Framework
12 5 (14.71%) Intranet
13 4 (11.76%) XSL
13 4 (11.76%) XHTML
13 4 (11.76%) WPF
13 4 (11.76%) ASP.NET MVC
13 4 (11.76%) HTML5
14 3 (8.82%) CSS3

.NET
Top Related IT Skills in Northampton by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Northampton 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 (20.59%) BizTalk Server
2 6 (17.65%) SharePoint
3 2 (5.88%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (2.94%) WebSphere
4 1 (2.94%) IIS
Applications
1 5 (14.71%) InfoPath
2 1 (2.94%) Photoshop
2 1 (2.94%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 6 (17.65%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (14.71%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (58.82%) SQL Server
2 9 (26.47%) SQL Server 2008
3 8 (23.53%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (5.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (5.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (5.88%) Relational Database
5 1 (2.94%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (2.94%) DTS
5 1 (2.94%) SQL Server 2000
Job Titles
1 31 (91.18%) Developer
2 14 (41.18%) .NET Developer
3 12 (35.29%) C# Developer
3 12 (35.29%) C# .NET Developer
4 8 (23.53%) ASP.NET Developer
4 8 (23.53%) C# ASP.NET Developer
5 7 (20.59%) BizTalk Developer
6 6 (17.65%) Analyst
6 6 (17.65%) SharePoint Developer
7 4 (11.76%) Software Developer
7 4 (11.76%) Programmer
7 4 (11.76%) Analyst Developer
8 3 (8.82%) C# Programmer
8 3 (8.82%) C# Web Developer
8 3 (8.82%) .NET Programmer
8 3 (8.82%) .NET Web Developer
8 3 (8.82%) Web Developer
9 2 (5.88%) Software Engineer
9 2 (5.88%) Applications Developer
9 2 (5.88%) C# Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (64.71%) ASP.NET
2 13 (38.24%) HTML
3 12 (35.29%) XML
4 11 (32.35%) WCF
5 9 (26.47%) CSS
6 7 (20.59%) jQuery
7 6 (17.65%) XSLT
7 6 (17.65%) AppFabric
8 5 (14.71%) .NET Framework
9 4 (11.76%) XSL
9 4 (11.76%) XHTML
9 4 (11.76%) WPF
9 4 (11.76%) ASP.NET MVC
9 4 (11.76%) HTML5
10 3 (8.82%) CSS3
10 3 (8.82%) ASP.NET MVC 4
10 3 (8.82%) LINQ
11 2 (5.88%) Web Services
11 2 (5.88%) Ajax
11 2 (5.88%) ASP.NET MVC 3
Miscellaneous
1 1 (2.94%) RIA
1 1 (2.94%) Mobile App
1 1 (2.94%) Data Integration
1 1 (2.94%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 9 (26.47%) Windows
2 1 (2.94%) Apple iOS
2 1 (2.94%) Android
2 1 (2.94%) Windows 2000
2 1 (2.94%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (41.18%) MVC
2 8 (23.53%) SOA
3 3 (8.82%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (5.88%) TDD
4 2 (5.88%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (5.88%) Software Engineering
5 1 (2.94%) Capacity Planning
5 1 (2.94%) Mobile Application Development
5 1 (2.94%) Unit Testing
5 1 (2.94%) Enterprise Architecture
5 1 (2.94%) Web Development
5 1 (2.94%) E-Commerce
5 1 (2.94%) OO
5 1 (2.94%) Workflow
5 1 (2.94%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 31 (91.18%) C#
2 14 (41.18%) JavaScript
3 12 (35.29%) SQL
4 6 (17.65%) PowerShell
5 2 (5.88%) T-SQL
5 2 (5.88%) PHP
6 1 (2.94%) Java
6 1 (2.94%) VB
6 1 (2.94%) VB.NET
6 1 (2.94%) VBA
6 1 (2.94%) VB6
Qualifications
1 1 (2.94%) MCTS
1 1 (2.94%) Microsoft Certification
Vendors
1 2 (5.88%) ION Trading
1 2 (5.88%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.94%) Oracle