The table below looks at the statistics 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 24 October 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft .NET Framework
Rank 73 72 85
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +13
Contract jobs citing .NET Framework 49 44 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.78% 1.74% 1.15%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 6.46% 5.74% 5.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 24 23
Average daily rate
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£363 £333 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.02% -1.48%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £299 £283 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £407 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+9.67% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Average hourly rate £42.50 - £25.02
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £36.50 £33.00
% change year-on-year
+9.58% +10.60%
.NET Framework
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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 Scotland region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
759 766 486
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 27.52% 30.30% 19.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 454 392 246
Average daily rate £363 £338 £301
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.40% +12.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £385
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 19 18
Average hourly rate £42.50 £32.50 £20.04
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.76% +62.17%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
- +16.66%

.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 24 October 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 24 October 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
Edinburgh 0 18 £400 +20.30% 9
Glasgow -7 10 £350 +12.44% 12
Aberdeen +10 7 £338 -3.57% 4
Renfrewshire -5 5 £347 -15.76%
West Dunbartonshire - 1 - -
North Lanarkshire - - - -
South Lanarkshire - - - - 1
Highlands - - - -
West Lothian - - - - 1
.NET Framework
UK

.NET Framework
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 80 (100.00%) .NET
2 72 (90.00%) C#
3 40 (50.00%) SQL Server
4 39 (48.75%) SQL
4 39 (48.75%) Microsoft
5 36 (45.00%) ASP.NET
6 32 (40.00%) JavaScript
7 28 (35.00%) Windows
8 26 (32.50%) MVC
9 21 (26.25%) HTML
9 21 (26.25%) CSS
9 21 (26.25%) ASP.NET MVC
10 19 (23.75%) SharePoint
10 19 (23.75%) Agile Software Development
11 18 (22.50%) WPF
12 16 (20.00%) jQuery
12 16 (20.00%) Visual Studio
13 15 (18.75%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
14 14 (17.50%) XML
14 14 (17.50%) WCF
15 13 (16.25%) T-SQL
15 13 (16.25%) SQL Server 2008
16 12 (15.00%) LINQ
16 12 (15.00%) Finance
17 11 (13.75%) WinForms
17 11 (13.75%) SC Cleared
17 11 (13.75%) Security Cleared
18 10 (12.50%) Unit Testing
18 10 (12.50%) Banking
18 10 (12.50%) MVVM

.NET Framework
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 19 (23.75%) SharePoint
2 7 (8.75%) SharePoint Server
3 2 (2.50%) SharePoint 2010
3 2 (2.50%) IIS
4 1 (1.25%) Oracle HTTP Server
4 1 (1.25%) CMS
Applications
1 1 (1.25%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 7 (8.75%) HTTP
2 4 (5.00%) Internet
3 2 (2.50%) Firewall
3 2 (2.50%) iSCSI
3 2 (2.50%) NAS
3 2 (2.50%) SAN
3 2 (2.50%) FTP
4 1 (1.25%) Intranet
4 1 (1.25%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 13 (16.25%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (8.75%) IDOL
4 6 (7.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (3.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (3.75%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (2.50%) MySQL
6 2 (2.50%) Crystal Reports
7 1 (1.25%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (1.25%) SQL Server 2000
7 1 (1.25%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (1.25%) SQLite
7 1 (1.25%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 16 (20.00%) Visual Studio
2 3 (3.75%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (2.50%) MSI
3 2 (2.50%) InstallShield
3 2 (2.50%) AdminStudio
3 2 (2.50%) NUnit
3 2 (2.50%) Subversion
4 1 (1.25%) JIRA
4 1 (1.25%) Oracle APEX
4 1 (1.25%) Selenium
4 1 (1.25%) Mercurial
4 1 (1.25%) Jenkins
4 1 (1.25%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 1 (1.25%) NCrunch
4 1 (1.25%) Oracle Forms
General
1 12 (15.00%) Finance
2 10 (12.50%) Banking
3 1 (1.25%) Multimedia
3 1 (1.25%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 65 (81.25%) Developer
2 32 (40.00%) .NET Developer
3 17 (21.25%) C# Developer
4 9 (11.25%) WPF Developer
5 6 (7.50%) SharePoint Specialist
5 6 (7.50%) C++ Developer
6 4 (5.00%) Software Developer
6 4 (5.00%) C# .NET Developer
7 3 (3.75%) Software Engineer
7 3 (3.75%) ASP.NET Developer
8 2 (2.50%) Senior .NET Developer
8 2 (2.50%) Web Developer
8 2 (2.50%) Applications Developer
8 2 (2.50%) Senior Developer
8 2 (2.50%) SharePoint Developer
9 1 (1.25%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 1 (1.25%) .NET Technologist
9 1 (1.25%) Programmer
9 1 (1.25%) Lead Developer
9 1 (1.25%) .NET Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 80 (100.00%) .NET
2 36 (45.00%) ASP.NET
3 21 (26.25%) CSS
3 21 (26.25%) HTML
3 21 (26.25%) ASP.NET MVC
4 18 (22.50%) WPF
5 16 (20.00%) jQuery
6 15 (18.75%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
7 14 (17.50%) WCF
7 14 (17.50%) XML
8 12 (15.00%) LINQ
9 11 (13.75%) WinForms
10 8 (10.00%) Ajax
11 7 (8.75%) XSLT
12 6 (7.50%) COM+
12 6 (7.50%) DCOM
12 6 (7.50%) OLE DB
13 5 (6.25%) STL
13 5 (6.25%) ATL
13 5 (6.25%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 4 (5.00%) Computer Science
2 2 (2.50%) Mobile App
2 2 (2.50%) User Experience
2 2 (2.50%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.25%) RIA
3 1 (1.25%) Inversion of Control
3 1 (1.25%) Client/Server
3 1 (1.25%) NHS
3 1 (1.25%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 28 (35.00%) Windows
2 9 (11.25%) UNIX
3 1 (1.25%) Android
3 1 (1.25%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (32.50%) MVC
2 19 (23.75%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (12.50%) Unit Testing
3 10 (12.50%) MVVM
4 6 (7.50%) OO
5 5 (6.25%) Content Management
5 5 (6.25%) Web Development
6 4 (5.00%) TDD
6 4 (5.00%) Scrum
7 3 (3.75%) SOA
7 3 (3.75%) OOP
7 3 (3.75%) Continuous Integration
7 3 (3.75%) Continuous Improvement
8 2 (2.50%) Software Distribution
8 2 (2.50%) Dependency Injection
8 2 (2.50%) Software Engineering
8 2 (2.50%) ITIL
8 2 (2.50%) Web Design
8 2 (2.50%) Information Security
8 2 (2.50%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 72 (90.00%) C#
2 39 (48.75%) SQL
3 32 (40.00%) JavaScript
4 13 (16.25%) T-SQL
5 9 (11.25%) Shell Script
6 7 (8.75%) VBScript
7 6 (7.50%) C++
7 6 (7.50%) PowerShell
8 5 (6.25%) Java
9 4 (5.00%) PL/SQL
10 2 (2.50%) REXX
10 2 (2.50%) Tcl
10 2 (2.50%) VB
10 2 (2.50%) VB.NET
11 1 (1.25%) Python
11 1 (1.25%) PHP
11 1 (1.25%) C
Qualifications
1 11 (13.75%) SC Cleared
1 11 (13.75%) Security Cleared
2 4 (5.00%) MCP
2 4 (5.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (5.00%) MCTS
2 4 (5.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.25%) QA
System Software
1 2 (2.50%) Active Directory
1 2 (2.50%) VMware ESX
1 2 (2.50%) Microsoft App-V
1 2 (2.50%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (2.50%) OpenView Configuration Management
1 2 (2.50%) WSUS
1 2 (2.50%) SCCM
Vendors
1 39 (48.75%) Microsoft
2 7 (8.75%) Meridio
3 4 (5.00%) Oracle
3 4 (5.00%) HP
4 2 (2.50%) CA
4 2 (2.50%) Symantec
4 2 (2.50%) VMware
4 2 (2.50%) Twitter
5 1 (1.25%) Google
5 1 (1.25%) DevExpress
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