The first table below looks at the demand for .NET Framework skills in IT contracts advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited .NET Framework over the 3 months to 18 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 Scotland 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft .NET Framework
Rank 93 70 94
Rank change year-on-year
-23 +24
Contract jobs citing .NET Framework 33 51 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.25% 2.18% 0.75%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 4.13% 7.23% 4.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 37 11
Average daily rate £325 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £253 £239
10% offered a daily rate of more than £405 £381 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £32.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
800 705 475
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 30.19% 30.09% 16.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 466 357 225
Average daily rate £350 £338 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £235 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £333 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.46% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 11 14
Average hourly rate £32.00 £42.50 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.70% +37.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.64 £30.00 £28.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £85.00 £44.00 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
- +12.90%
.NET Framework
UK

.NET Framework
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

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

.NET Framework Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

.NET Framework
Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

.NET Framework Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

.NET Framework
Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing .NET Framework across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

.NET Framework Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

.NET Framework
Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

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

.NET Framework Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

.NET Framework
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing .NET Framework within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Glasgow -1 15 £313 +9.64% 13
Edinburgh -23 13 £350 +14.28% 7
Aberdeen +4 3 £375 +15.38% 1
West Lothian - 1 £288 -
Dundee - - - -
Fife - - - -
.NET Framework
UK

.NET Framework
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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 62 (100.00%) .NET
2 52 (83.87%) C#
3 36 (58.06%) ASP.NET
4 31 (50.00%) CSS
4 31 (50.00%) HTML
5 30 (48.39%) JavaScript
6 27 (43.55%) SQL Server
7 26 (41.94%) Windows
8 24 (38.71%) jQuery
9 22 (35.48%) Microsoft
10 20 (32.26%) MVC
11 18 (29.03%) XML
12 17 (27.42%) ASP.NET MVC
12 17 (27.42%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
13 15 (24.19%) SharePoint
13 15 (24.19%) SQL
14 13 (20.97%) Agile Software Development
14 13 (20.97%) Ajax
15 12 (19.35%) SharePoint Server
15 12 (19.35%) Security Cleared
15 12 (19.35%) OO
16 11 (17.74%) XSLT
16 11 (17.74%) SC Cleared
17 10 (16.13%) Visual Studio
18 8 (12.90%) Web Services
18 8 (12.90%) TDD
18 8 (12.90%) Finance
18 8 (12.90%) HTML5
18 8 (12.90%) PowerShell
18 8 (12.90%) LINQ

.NET Framework
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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 15 (24.19%) SharePoint
2 12 (19.35%) SharePoint Server
3 5 (8.06%) Umbraco
3 5 (8.06%) SharePoint 2013
3 5 (8.06%) SharePoint 2010
4 4 (6.45%) CMS
5 1 (1.61%) IIS
5 1 (1.61%) EPiServer CMS
Applications
1 7 (11.29%) MS Visio
1 7 (11.29%) MS Office
2 2 (3.23%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.61%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 1 (1.61%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.61%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 6 (9.68%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.61%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.61%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (43.55%) SQL Server
2 5 (8.06%) IDOL
2 5 (8.06%) SQL Server 2012
3 4 (6.45%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (6.45%) SQL Server 2005
4 3 (4.84%) Relational Database
5 2 (3.23%) RDBMS
5 2 (3.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (1.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (1.61%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (1.61%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 10 (16.13%) Visual Studio
2 6 (9.68%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (4.84%) ReSharper
4 2 (3.23%) Balsamiq Mockups
4 2 (3.23%) NetAdvantage
4 2 (3.23%) Mercurial
4 2 (3.23%) Git (software)
4 2 (3.23%) TeamCity
5 1 (1.61%) Selenium
5 1 (1.61%) FitNesse
5 1 (1.61%) CruiseControl
5 1 (1.61%) NCrunch
5 1 (1.61%) PhoneGap
5 1 (1.61%) Cucumber
General
1 8 (12.90%) Finance
2 1 (1.61%) Investment Banking
2 1 (1.61%) Electronics
2 1 (1.61%) Telecoms
2 1 (1.61%) Banking
2 1 (1.61%) Billing
Job Titles
1 49 (79.03%) Developer
2 30 (48.39%) .NET Developer
3 7 (11.29%) C# Developer
4 5 (8.06%) SharePoint Developer
5 4 (6.45%) Software Developer
5 4 (6.45%) Web Developer
5 4 (6.45%) Senior Developer
5 4 (6.45%) Desktop Engineer
6 3 (4.84%) Senior Desktop Engineer
6 3 (4.84%) Applications Developer
6 3 (4.84%) ASP.NET Developer
6 3 (4.84%) C# .NET Developer
7 2 (3.23%) WPF Developer
7 2 (3.23%) Senior Web Developer
7 2 (3.23%) Build Engineer
7 2 (3.23%) Senior .NET Developer
8 1 (1.61%) Senior Software Developer
8 1 (1.61%) Microsoft Developer
8 1 (1.61%) C# Application Developer
8 1 (1.61%) .NET Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 62 (100.00%) .NET
2 36 (58.06%) ASP.NET
3 31 (50.00%) CSS
3 31 (50.00%) HTML
4 24 (38.71%) jQuery
5 18 (29.03%) XML
6 17 (27.42%) ASP.NET MVC
6 17 (27.42%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
7 13 (20.97%) Ajax
8 11 (17.74%) XSLT
9 8 (12.90%) Web Services
9 8 (12.90%) HTML5
9 8 (12.90%) LINQ
10 7 (11.29%) XHTML
10 7 (11.29%) CSS3
11 6 (9.68%) ASP.NET MVC 3
11 6 (9.68%) ASP.NET Web Forms
11 6 (9.68%) WCF
12 5 (8.06%) WPF
13 4 (6.45%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 6 (9.68%) Computer Science
2 3 (4.84%) Web 2.0
2 3 (4.84%) Social Network
2 3 (4.84%) E-Learning
3 2 (3.23%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (3.23%) GIS
4 1 (1.61%) NHS
4 1 (1.61%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 26 (41.94%) Windows
2 7 (11.29%) Windows 7
2 7 (11.29%) Windows XP
3 5 (8.06%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (8.06%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (1.61%) Android
4 1 (1.61%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (32.26%) MVC
2 13 (20.97%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (19.35%) OO
4 8 (12.90%) TDD
5 7 (11.29%) Security Architecture
6 6 (9.68%) Migration
7 5 (8.06%) Workflow
7 5 (8.06%) OOD
7 5 (8.06%) ITIL
8 4 (6.45%) Unit Testing
9 3 (4.84%) Content Management
9 3 (4.84%) Continuous Integration
9 3 (4.84%) Scrum
9 3 (4.84%) Web Application Development
10 2 (3.23%) BDD
10 2 (3.23%) Change Control
10 2 (3.23%) Use Case
10 2 (3.23%) Domain-Driven Design
10 2 (3.23%) Web Development
10 2 (3.23%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 52 (83.87%) C#
2 30 (48.39%) JavaScript
3 15 (24.19%) SQL
4 8 (12.90%) PowerShell
5 6 (9.68%) VBScript
6 4 (6.45%) T-SQL
7 3 (4.84%) XPath
8 1 (1.61%) VB
8 1 (1.61%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 12 (19.35%) Security Cleared
2 11 (17.74%) SC Cleared
3 5 (8.06%) Degree
4 1 (1.61%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 6 (9.68%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.61%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (3.23%) CA SiteMinder
Vendors
1 22 (35.48%) Microsoft
2 5 (8.06%) Meridio
3 3 (4.84%) Oracle
3 3 (4.84%) Twitter
4 2 (3.23%) Red Gate
4 2 (3.23%) Sybase
4 2 (3.23%) Infragistics
5 1 (1.61%) EPiServer
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