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 18 December 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
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft .NET (dotNet)
Rank 18 12 10
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -2
Contract jobs citing .NET 215 229 240
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 7.70% 9.26% 10.95%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 29.21% 31.89% 46.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 134 113 144
Average daily rate
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£328 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.76% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £251 £168
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £409 £364
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 9 12
Average hourly rate £24.00 £35.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-31.42% +100.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.80 £32.50 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.20 £36.20 £34.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.35 £32.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-9.70% -
.NET
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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
736 718 518
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 26.35% 29.03% 23.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 413 397 307
Average daily rate £350 £325 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £426
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 18 13
Average hourly rate £24.00 £33.50 £20.04
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.35% +67.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.80 £32.50 £16.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.20 £37.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -2.94%

.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 18 December 2014.

.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 18 December 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 -3 89 £375 +17.64% 29
Glasgow +11 84 £325 +8.33% 46
Aberdeen -6 11 £265 -18.46% 3
West Lothian +8 7 £289 -11.83% 4
North Lanarkshire +4 5 £330 +6.79% 1
Dundee -1 4 £304 +10.45% 1
Renfrewshire -24 2 £249 -29.92%
Aberdeenshire +1 1 - - 1
Stirling -10 1 £275 -8.33%
Fife - - - - 1
Falkirk - - - -
South Lanarkshire - - - -
Highlands - - - -
Perth and Kinross - - - -
Dumfries and Galloway - - - - 1
.NET
UK

.NET
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, 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.

1 326 (66.94%) C#
2 253 (51.95%) SQL Server
3 227 (46.61%) ASP.NET
4 186 (38.19%) SQL
5 174 (35.73%) JavaScript
6 155 (31.83%) HTML
7 150 (30.80%) Microsoft
8 118 (24.23%) CSS
9 113 (23.20%) MVC
10 103 (21.15%) .NET Framework
11 102 (20.94%) SharePoint
12 91 (18.69%) Agile Software Development
13 88 (18.07%) jQuery
14 85 (17.45%) Oracle
15 82 (16.84%) SQL Server 2008
16 81 (16.63%) Finance
17 75 (15.40%) T-SQL
18 74 (15.20%) Windows
19 73 (14.99%) Visual Studio
20 69 (14.17%) ASP.NET MVC
21 65 (13.35%) XML
22 62 (12.73%) Web Services
23 58 (11.91%) Java
24 49 (10.06%) WCF
25 42 (8.62%) WPF
25 42 (8.62%) WinForms
26 39 (8.01%) HP
27 37 (7.60%) Security Cleared
28 36 (7.39%) CMS
29 33 (6.78%) C++

.NET
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, 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
1 102 (20.94%) SharePoint
2 36 (7.39%) CMS
3 33 (6.78%) SharePoint 2013
4 30 (6.16%) IIS
5 23 (4.72%) Umbraco
6 20 (4.11%) SharePoint 2010
7 13 (2.67%) Oracle Workflow
8 8 (1.64%) SharePoint Server
9 6 (1.23%) Sitefinity
9 6 (1.23%) Lync
10 5 (1.03%) WebSphere
11 4 (0.82%) Apache
11 4 (0.82%) Tomcat
12 3 (0.62%) Node.js
12 3 (0.62%) WebSphere Portal
12 3 (0.62%) Sitecore CMS
12 3 (0.62%) MS Exchange
12 3 (0.62%) ColdFusion
12 3 (0.62%) TeamSite
12 3 (0.62%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 26 (5.34%) MS Excel
2 10 (2.05%) MS Office
3 2 (0.41%) MS Project
3 2 (0.41%) InfoPath
4 1 (0.21%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.21%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 11 (2.26%) Oracle EBS
2 8 (1.64%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (1.64%) Markit EDM
3 5 (1.03%) BusinessWorks
4 3 (0.62%) Tridion
5 2 (0.41%) Endur
5 2 (0.41%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.21%) assyst
6 1 (0.21%) JDE World
6 1 (0.21%) FINCAD Analytics
Cloud Services
1 8 (1.64%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (0.82%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (0.62%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (0.41%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 25 (5.13%) HTTP
2 16 (3.29%) Intranet
3 9 (1.85%) TCP/IP
4 7 (1.44%) SAN
4 7 (1.44%) SSL
4 7 (1.44%) Internet
5 5 (1.03%) Extranet
6 4 (0.82%) Network Security
7 2 (0.41%) Firewall
7 2 (0.41%) DNS
7 2 (0.41%) iSCSI
7 2 (0.41%) NAS
8 1 (0.21%) Wireshark
8 1 (0.21%) AMQP
8 1 (0.21%) HTTPS
8 1 (0.21%) IPv4
8 1 (0.21%) IPv6
Database & Business Intelligence
1 253 (51.95%) SQL Server
2 82 (16.84%) SQL Server 2008
3 28 (5.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 27 (5.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 18 (3.70%) Oracle Database
6 15 (3.08%) SQL Server 2005
7 11 (2.26%) SQL Server 2000
8 10 (2.05%) IDOL
8 10 (2.05%) SQL Server 2012
9 9 (1.85%) Oracle Reports
10 8 (1.64%) MS Access
11 7 (1.44%) Oracle Database 11g
11 7 (1.44%) MySQL
12 6 (1.23%) Relational Database
13 4 (0.82%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 4 (0.82%) InterSystems Cache
14 3 (0.62%) MongoDB
14 3 (0.62%) NoSQL
14 3 (0.62%) Data Warehouse
14 3 (0.62%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 73 (14.99%) Visual Studio
2 16 (3.29%) Team Foundation Server
3 12 (2.46%) Subversion
4 11 (2.26%) Mercurial
5 8 (1.64%) Oracle Forms
6 7 (1.44%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 6 (1.23%) QuickTest Pro
7 6 (1.23%) Fiddler
8 5 (1.03%) Toad
9 4 (0.82%) NUnit
10 3 (0.62%) HttpUnit
10 3 (0.62%) Oracle APEX
10 3 (0.62%) Moq
10 3 (0.62%) MSTest
10 3 (0.62%) Git (software)
10 3 (0.62%) Selenium
10 3 (0.62%) JUnit
10 3 (0.62%) PVCS
10 3 (0.62%) JMeter
11 2 (0.41%) MSI
General
1 81 (16.63%) Finance
2 33 (6.78%) Banking
3 9 (1.85%) Investment Banking
4 7 (1.44%) Back Office
5 4 (0.82%) Aerospace
5 4 (0.82%) Pharmaceutical
5 4 (0.82%) Local Government
6 3 (0.62%) Retail
6 3 (0.62%) Front Office
7 2 (0.41%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.21%) Billing
8 1 (0.21%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.21%) Legal
8 1 (0.21%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.21%) Games
Job Titles
1 364 (74.74%) Developer
2 159 (32.65%) .NET Developer
3 61 (12.53%) C# Developer
4 40 (8.21%) C# .NET Developer
5 38 (7.80%) SharePoint Developer
6 28 (5.75%) Senior Developer
7 27 (5.54%) Software Developer
8 23 (4.72%) Analyst
8 23 (4.72%) Web Developer
9 21 (4.31%) ASP.NET Developer
10 19 (3.90%) C++ Developer
11 18 (3.70%) Designer
12 15 (3.08%) C# ASP.NET Developer
12 15 (3.08%) SQL Developer
13 14 (2.87%) Applications Support
14 13 (2.67%) Support Analyst
15 12 (2.46%) Applications Developer
15 12 (2.46%) WPF Developer
16 10 (2.05%) Solutions Designer
17 9 (1.85%) Android Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 227 (46.61%) ASP.NET
2 155 (31.83%) HTML
3 118 (24.23%) CSS
4 103 (21.15%) .NET Framework
5 88 (18.07%) jQuery
6 69 (14.17%) ASP.NET MVC
7 65 (13.35%) XML
8 62 (12.73%) Web Services
9 49 (10.06%) WCF
10 42 (8.62%) WPF
10 42 (8.62%) WinForms
11 31 (6.37%) HTML5
12 29 (5.95%) Ajax
13 28 (5.75%) JSON
14 24 (4.93%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
15 23 (4.72%) JSP
15 23 (4.72%) CSS3
16 22 (4.52%) XSLT
17 17 (3.49%) NHibernate
17 17 (3.49%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 17 (3.49%) User Experience
2 16 (3.29%) Mobile App
3 14 (2.87%) Client/Server
4 11 (2.26%) Open Source
5 10 (2.05%) Data Integration
6 9 (1.85%) Analytical Skills
7 8 (1.64%) Management Information System
7 8 (1.64%) Computer Science
8 6 (1.23%) Replication
8 6 (1.23%) NHS
8 6 (1.23%) Market Risk
9 5 (1.03%) Informatics
10 4 (0.82%) Social Network
10 4 (0.82%) Web 2.0
11 3 (0.62%) Machine to Machine
11 3 (0.62%) Cryptography
11 3 (0.62%) Health Informatics
11 3 (0.62%) iPhone
11 3 (0.62%) W3C
11 3 (0.62%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 74 (15.20%) Windows
2 24 (4.93%) Android
2 24 (4.93%) UNIX
3 19 (3.90%) Apple iOS
4 14 (2.87%) Linux
5 7 (1.44%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (1.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (0.82%) Windows Phone
8 3 (0.62%) Windows 7
8 3 (0.62%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (0.41%) Windows XP
10 1 (0.21%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.21%) Windows 2000
10 1 (0.21%) AIX
10 1 (0.21%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 113 (23.20%) MVC
2 91 (18.69%) Agile Software Development
3 31 (6.37%) Web Development
4 25 (5.13%) OO
4 25 (5.13%) TDD
5 24 (4.93%) Unit Testing
6 19 (3.90%) CRM
6 19 (3.90%) Workflow
7 18 (3.70%) Multithreading
8 17 (3.49%) SOA
9 16 (3.29%) Software Engineering
10 15 (3.08%) Android Development
10 15 (3.08%) Scrum
11 14 (2.87%) UML
11 14 (2.87%) Content Management
12 13 (2.67%) Business Intelligence
13 12 (2.46%) Migration
13 12 (2.46%) Process Management
13 12 (2.46%) Project Management
13 12 (2.46%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 326 (66.94%) C#
2 186 (38.19%) SQL
3 174 (35.73%) JavaScript
4 75 (15.40%) T-SQL
5 58 (11.91%) Java
6 33 (6.78%) C++
7 26 (5.34%) VB
8 24 (4.93%) VBA
9 23 (4.72%) PL/SQL
10 21 (4.31%) VB.NET
11 20 (4.11%) VBScript
11 20 (4.11%) PowerShell
12 10 (2.05%) Shell Script
12 10 (2.05%) VB6
13 9 (1.85%) Perl
14 8 (1.64%) PHP
15 7 (1.44%) Ruby
15 7 (1.44%) C
15 7 (1.44%) Python
16 4 (0.82%) XPath
Qualifications
1 37 (7.60%) Security Cleared
2 32 (6.57%) SC Cleared
3 29 (5.95%) Degree
4 20 (4.11%) ISTQB
5 14 (2.87%) DV Cleared
5 14 (2.87%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 12 (2.46%) Microsoft Certification
7 6 (1.23%) MCTS
7 6 (1.23%) MCITP
8 5 (1.03%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 5 (1.03%) Cisco Certification
9 4 (0.82%) MCP
10 3 (0.62%) CTC Cleared
10 3 (0.62%) MCSE
11 2 (0.41%) ISEB
12 1 (0.21%) MCPD
12 1 (0.21%) CCNP
12 1 (0.21%) CCNA
12 1 (0.21%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (2.26%) QA
2 6 (1.23%) SLA
3 3 (0.62%) HL7
4 1 (0.21%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 12 (2.46%) Active Directory
2 3 (0.62%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.41%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (0.41%) VMware ESX
3 2 (0.41%) RACF
4 1 (0.21%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 8 (1.64%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (1.03%) Control-M
3 2 (0.41%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 2 (0.41%) SCCM
3 2 (0.41%) SCOM
3 2 (0.41%) WSUS
4 1 (0.21%) CA LISA
4 1 (0.21%) Nessus
Vendors
1 150 (30.80%) Microsoft
2 85 (17.45%) Oracle
3 39 (8.01%) HP
4 12 (2.46%) Kofax
5 8 (1.64%) Google
6 7 (1.44%) Meridio
6 7 (1.44%) GoldenSource
7 6 (1.23%) Sitecore
8 5 (1.03%) Nintex
8 5 (1.03%) Citrix
8 5 (1.03%) IBM
8 5 (1.03%) TIBCO
9 4 (0.82%) Sybase
9 4 (0.82%) Cisco
9 4 (0.82%) Xamarin
10 3 (0.62%) Lotus
10 3 (0.62%) CA
10 3 (0.62%) VMware
11 2 (0.41%) InterSystems
11 2 (0.41%) JD Edwards
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