The table below looks at the statistics for .NET 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 over the 3 months to 4 September 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft .NET (dotNet)
Rank 35 13 21
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +8
Contract jobs citing .NET 136 267 154
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 4.13% 9.68% 6.41%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 20.06% 34.59% 27.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 80 138 74
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.78% +6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £286 £250 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £428 £450 £399
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 6
Average hourly rate - £40.00 £34.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +15.94%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.00 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
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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
678 772 554
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 20.57% 27.98% 23.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 351 404 266
Average daily rate £350 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 6 11
Average hourly rate £55.00 £42.25 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.17% +30.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.38 £35.75 £30.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £65.00 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+12.85% -

.NET
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

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

.NET Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

.NET
Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

.NET Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

.NET
Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing .NET across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 4 September 2015.

.NET Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

.NET
Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

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

.NET Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

.NET
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 within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 4 September 2015. 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
Glasgow -10 64 £323 -14.00% 56
Edinburgh -25 51 £350 +6.46% 11
West Lothian -3 9 £315 -21.34% 1
Renfrewshire +8 5 £325 +30.00%
Fife - 3 £363 - 3
Stirling -6 1 £300 -20.00%
West Dunbartonshire - 1 £425 -
.NET
UK

.NET
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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.

1 191 (63.88%) C#
2 153 (51.17%) SQL Server
3 146 (48.83%) ASP.NET
4 112 (37.46%) SQL
5 104 (34.78%) HTML
6 99 (33.11%) JavaScript
7 94 (31.44%) MVC
8 86 (28.76%) CSS
9 76 (25.42%) Microsoft
10 70 (23.41%) .NET Framework
11 68 (22.74%) Agile Software Development
12 59 (19.73%) Finance
13 56 (18.73%) Windows
14 51 (17.06%) Visual Studio
15 49 (16.39%) SharePoint
16 44 (14.72%) Java
17 43 (14.38%) jQuery
18 42 (14.05%) ASP.NET MVC
18 42 (14.05%) XML
19 35 (11.71%) HTML5
20 28 (9.36%) TDD
20 28 (9.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
20 28 (9.36%) OO
21 27 (9.03%) T-SQL
22 26 (8.70%) VB.NET
22 26 (8.70%) AngularJS
22 26 (8.70%) SDLC
23 25 (8.36%) Entity Framework
23 25 (8.36%) WPF
24 24 (8.03%) Web Services

.NET
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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 49 (16.39%) SharePoint
2 17 (5.69%) IIS
3 15 (5.02%) SharePoint 2013
4 8 (2.68%) SharePoint 2010
4 8 (2.68%) CMS
5 7 (2.34%) Umbraco
6 6 (2.01%) Lync
6 6 (2.01%) Node.js
7 4 (1.34%) SharePoint Server
7 4 (1.34%) Tomcat
8 3 (1.00%) BizTalk Server
9 2 (0.67%) Sitecore CMS
9 2 (0.67%) SAS
10 1 (0.33%) WebSphere Application Server
10 1 (0.33%) MS Exchange
10 1 (0.33%) JRun
10 1 (0.33%) JBoss
10 1 (0.33%) Apache
10 1 (0.33%) WebSphere
10 1 (0.33%) ArcGIS
Applications
1 15 (5.02%) MS Excel
2 5 (1.67%) InfoPath
3 4 (1.34%) MS Office
4 1 (0.33%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.33%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (0.33%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 12 (4.01%) Markit EDM
2 5 (1.67%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.67%) Agresso
3 2 (0.67%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.33%) FRx
Cloud Services
1 9 (3.01%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (2.01%) Office 365
3 1 (0.33%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (1.67%) SSL
2 4 (1.34%) Intranet
3 3 (1.00%) Firewall
3 3 (1.00%) HTTP
4 2 (0.67%) SAN
4 2 (0.67%) Internet
4 2 (0.67%) iSCSI
4 2 (0.67%) NAS
4 2 (0.67%) FTP
5 1 (0.33%) Wireshark
5 1 (0.33%) CTI
5 1 (0.33%) SMTP
5 1 (0.33%) DHCP
5 1 (0.33%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.33%) DNS
5 1 (0.33%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 153 (51.17%) SQL Server
2 28 (9.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 22 (7.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 21 (7.02%) SQL Server 2008
5 6 (2.01%) Oracle Database
5 6 (2.01%) Relational Database
6 5 (1.67%) NoSQL
6 5 (1.67%) SQL Server 2005
6 5 (1.67%) MS Access
7 4 (1.34%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 3 (1.00%) SQL Server 2012
8 3 (1.00%) MySQL
8 3 (1.00%) EDRMS
8 3 (1.00%) PostgreSQL
9 2 (0.67%) RDBMS
9 2 (0.67%) DB2
9 2 (0.67%) MongoDB
10 1 (0.33%) StreamInsight
10 1 (0.33%) SQLite
10 1 (0.33%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 51 (17.06%) Visual Studio
2 17 (5.69%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (2.01%) NUnit
4 5 (1.67%) Fiddler
4 5 (1.67%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 4 (1.34%) Selenium
6 3 (1.00%) TeamCity
6 3 (1.00%) MSBuild
6 3 (1.00%) PVCS
6 3 (1.00%) Toad
6 3 (1.00%) HP UFT
7 2 (0.67%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 2 (0.67%) CruiseControl
7 2 (0.67%) Subversion
7 2 (0.67%) MSI
7 2 (0.67%) InstallShield
7 2 (0.67%) AdminStudio
7 2 (0.67%) Xcode
7 2 (0.67%) SoapUI
7 2 (0.67%) WatiN
General
1 59 (19.73%) Finance
2 19 (6.35%) Banking
3 7 (2.34%) Investment Banking
3 7 (2.34%) Law
4 6 (2.01%) Legal
4 6 (2.01%) Retail
4 6 (2.01%) Advertising
5 4 (1.34%) Back Office
6 2 (0.67%) Front Office
6 2 (0.67%) Manufacturing
6 2 (0.67%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.33%) Local Government
7 1 (0.33%) Marketing
7 1 (0.33%) Publishing
7 1 (0.33%) Billing
7 1 (0.33%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.33%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 195 (65.22%) Developer
2 84 (28.09%) .NET Developer
3 33 (11.04%) C# Developer
4 26 (8.70%) Analyst
5 23 (7.69%) Software Developer
6 21 (7.02%) C# .NET Developer
7 19 (6.35%) Web Developer
7 19 (6.35%) Senior Developer
8 15 (5.02%) SharePoint Developer
9 14 (4.68%) Administrator
9 14 (4.68%) Senior .NET Developer
10 11 (3.68%) ASP.NET Developer
10 11 (3.68%) Architect
10 11 (3.68%) Project Manager
11 10 (3.34%) Java Developer
12 9 (3.01%) Test Analyst
13 8 (2.68%) Systems Analyst
13 8 (2.68%) Business Analyst
14 7 (2.34%) Software Engineer
14 7 (2.34%) Senior C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 146 (48.83%) ASP.NET
2 104 (34.78%) HTML
3 86 (28.76%) CSS
4 70 (23.41%) .NET Framework
5 43 (14.38%) jQuery
6 42 (14.05%) XML
6 42 (14.05%) ASP.NET MVC
7 35 (11.71%) HTML5
8 26 (8.70%) AngularJS
9 25 (8.36%) Entity Framework
9 25 (8.36%) WPF
10 24 (8.03%) Web Services
11 22 (7.36%) CSS3
12 16 (5.35%) Ajax
13 15 (5.02%) WCF
14 12 (4.01%) ASP.NET Web Forms
15 10 (3.34%) RESTful
15 10 (3.34%) NHibernate
16 9 (3.01%) LINQ
17 8 (2.68%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 14 (4.68%) Data Centre
2 11 (3.68%) User Experience
2 11 (3.68%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (3.01%) Computer Science
4 8 (2.68%) Derivative
4 8 (2.68%) Equity Derivative
4 8 (2.68%) Mobile App
5 7 (2.34%) Enterprise Software
6 5 (1.67%) Fixed Income
7 4 (1.34%) Management Information System
7 4 (1.34%) N-Tier
7 4 (1.34%) Statistics
7 4 (1.34%) Visualisation
8 3 (1.00%) Replication
9 2 (0.67%) Mathematics
9 2 (0.67%) Interest Rate Derivative
9 2 (0.67%) Credit Derivative
10 1 (0.33%) Economics
10 1 (0.33%) AS400
10 1 (0.33%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 56 (18.73%) Windows
2 11 (3.68%) Linux
3 8 (2.68%) Apple iOS
4 7 (2.34%) UNIX
5 5 (1.67%) Android
5 5 (1.67%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (1.00%) Windows 7
7 2 (0.67%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.33%) OS/400
8 1 (0.33%) AIX
8 1 (0.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 94 (31.44%) MVC
2 68 (22.74%) Agile Software Development
3 28 (9.36%) TDD
3 28 (9.36%) OO
4 26 (8.70%) SDLC
5 23 (7.69%) Content Management
5 23 (7.69%) Unit Testing
6 21 (7.02%) Scrum
7 18 (6.02%) Asset Management
8 16 (5.35%) Software Engineering
9 14 (4.68%) Web Development
9 14 (4.68%) Test Scripting
10 12 (4.01%) User Acceptance Testing
10 12 (4.01%) Validation
11 11 (3.68%) OOP
11 11 (3.68%) MVVM
11 11 (3.68%) Analytics
12 10 (3.34%) Business Intelligence
12 10 (3.34%) Workflow
12 10 (3.34%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 191 (63.88%) C#
2 112 (37.46%) SQL
3 99 (33.11%) JavaScript
4 44 (14.72%) Java
5 27 (9.03%) T-SQL
6 26 (8.70%) VB.NET
7 15 (5.02%) VB
8 9 (3.01%) PowerShell
9 8 (2.68%) C++
10 7 (2.34%) XPath
11 6 (2.01%) PHP
11 6 (2.01%) PL/SQL
12 5 (1.67%) X++
13 4 (1.34%) Ruby
13 4 (1.34%) VBA
13 4 (1.34%) Perl
14 3 (1.00%) Bash Shell
15 2 (0.67%) C
15 2 (0.67%) VBScript
15 2 (0.67%) REXX
Qualifications
1 16 (5.35%) Degree
2 15 (5.02%) Security Cleared
3 14 (4.68%) Microsoft Certification
4 10 (3.34%) MCTS
4 10 (3.34%) MCP
5 8 (2.68%) SC Cleared
6 3 (1.00%) MCSD
6 3 (1.00%) MCSE
7 2 (0.67%) ISEB
7 2 (0.67%) ISTQB
8 1 (0.33%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.33%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 1 (0.33%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.33%) MCITP
8 1 (0.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (4.68%) QA
2 1 (0.33%) DICOM
2 1 (0.33%) BS7799
2 1 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 12 (4.01%) Active Directory
2 7 (2.34%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.67%) VMware ESX
3 2 (0.67%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 2 (0.67%) OpenView Configuration Management
1 2 (0.67%) WSUS
1 2 (0.67%) SCCM
2 1 (0.33%) WMI
Vendors
1 76 (25.42%) Microsoft
2 23 (7.69%) Oracle
3 12 (4.01%) Sybase
4 7 (2.34%) VMware
4 7 (2.34%) Telerik
5 6 (2.01%) HP
6 4 (1.34%) Veeam
7 3 (1.00%) CA
8 2 (0.67%) Symantec
8 2 (0.67%) Twitter
8 2 (0.67%) Sitecore
9 1 (0.33%) Xamarin
9 1 (0.33%) Alterian
9 1 (0.33%) Adobe
9 1 (0.33%) ESRI
9 1 (0.33%) SAP
9 1 (0.33%) Cisco
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