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 27 March 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft .NET (dotNet)
Rank 21 16 13
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -3
Contract jobs citing .NET 173 194 217
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 5.91% 7.93% 10.36%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 28.74% 26.91% 34.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 120 105 127
Average daily rate
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£333 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.83% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £235 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £448 £400 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 8
Average hourly rate £47.50 £25.25 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+88.11% -36.87%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £34.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+1.44% -1.42%
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UK

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
602 721 637
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 20.57% 29.46% 30.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 362 398 324
Average daily rate £375 £330 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.63% -2.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £248 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 8 14
Average hourly rate £45.00 £32.50 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+38.46% -18.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £13.50 £37.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.25 £113.50 £44.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -

.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 27 March 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 27 March 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
Edinburgh 0 74 £325 +3.17% 49
Glasgow -9 64 £344 +14.58% 48
Aberdeen -1 14 £288 -15.75% 4
Renfrewshire -10 6 £450 +27.65%
Stirling -7 4 - - 2
Fife - 4 £325 - 1
West Lothian -3 2 - - 5
Aberdeenshire +2 1 - -
North Lanarkshire - - - -
East Ayrshire - - - - 1
Scottish Borders - - - - 1
Dundee - - - - 2
.NET
UK

.NET
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 27 March 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.

1 272 (70.47%) C#
2 211 (54.66%) SQL Server
3 203 (52.59%) ASP.NET
4 146 (37.82%) JavaScript
5 135 (34.97%) SQL
6 125 (32.38%) HTML
7 109 (28.24%) CSS
8 103 (26.68%) MVC
9 98 (25.39%) .NET Framework
10 77 (19.95%) Agile Software Development
10 77 (19.95%) Microsoft
11 68 (17.62%) ASP.NET MVC
12 67 (17.36%) jQuery
13 66 (17.10%) Finance
14 65 (16.84%) Windows
15 61 (15.80%) SharePoint
16 60 (15.54%) Visual Studio
17 55 (14.25%) SQL Server 2008
18 51 (13.21%) Web Services
19 50 (12.95%) Oracle
20 49 (12.69%) XML
21 47 (12.18%) T-SQL
22 42 (10.88%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
23 38 (9.84%) Java
24 34 (8.81%) OO
25 31 (8.03%) MS Excel
25 31 (8.03%) IIS
26 30 (7.77%) CMS
27 29 (7.51%) WPF
28 28 (7.25%) Degree

.NET
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 61 (15.80%) SharePoint
2 31 (8.03%) IIS
3 30 (7.77%) CMS
4 28 (7.25%) SharePoint 2013
5 21 (5.44%) Umbraco
6 18 (4.66%) SharePoint 2010
7 8 (2.07%) IBM Notes
8 3 (0.78%) Apache
8 3 (0.78%) ColdFusion
9 2 (0.52%) Tomcat
9 2 (0.52%) JBoss
9 2 (0.52%) Node.js
9 2 (0.52%) Sitecore CMS
9 2 (0.52%) MS Project Server
10 1 (0.26%) WebLogic
10 1 (0.26%) Sitefinity
10 1 (0.26%) Lync
10 1 (0.26%) Oracle Workflow
10 1 (0.26%) WebSphere
Applications
1 31 (8.03%) MS Excel
2 3 (0.78%) MS Office
3 2 (0.52%) InfoPath
4 1 (0.26%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.26%) PowerPivot
4 1 (0.26%) MS Project
4 1 (0.26%) 3ds Max
Business Applications
1 6 (1.55%) Dynamics CRM
1 6 (1.55%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (0.78%) Tridion
2 3 (0.78%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (0.78%) Markit EDM
3 1 (0.26%) FRx
3 1 (0.26%) JDE World
Cloud Services
1 16 (4.15%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (1.30%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (0.78%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.26%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 21 (5.44%) HTTP
2 10 (2.59%) Intranet
3 9 (2.33%) SSL
4 7 (1.81%) TCP/IP
5 5 (1.30%) Extranet
6 4 (1.04%) Network Security
6 4 (1.04%) SAN
7 3 (0.78%) DNS
7 3 (0.78%) Firewall
8 2 (0.52%) Wireshark
8 2 (0.52%) iSCSI
8 2 (0.52%) NAS
8 2 (0.52%) AMQP
8 2 (0.52%) HTTPS
9 1 (0.26%) SMTP
9 1 (0.26%) IPv4
9 1 (0.26%) IPv6
9 1 (0.26%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 211 (54.66%) SQL Server
2 55 (14.25%) SQL Server 2008
3 25 (6.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 19 (4.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 16 (4.15%) Oracle Database
6 14 (3.63%) SQL Server 2005
7 13 (3.37%) MS Access
8 9 (2.33%) Relational Database
9 7 (1.81%) SQL Server 2012
9 7 (1.81%) Oracle Reports
10 5 (1.30%) Oracle Database 11g
10 5 (1.30%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 4 (1.04%) RDBMS
12 3 (0.78%) Oracle Database 10g
12 3 (0.78%) EDRMS
12 3 (0.78%) IDOL
12 3 (0.78%) MySQL
12 3 (0.78%) Crystal Reports
12 3 (0.78%) MongoDB
12 3 (0.78%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 60 (15.54%) Visual Studio
2 15 (3.89%) Team Foundation Server
3 10 (2.59%) Selenium
4 9 (2.33%) Toad
4 9 (2.33%) Subversion
5 8 (2.07%) Fiddler
6 7 (1.81%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 7 (1.81%) MSBuild
6 7 (1.81%) NUnit
6 7 (1.81%) CruiseControl
6 7 (1.81%) Git (software)
7 6 (1.55%) TeamCity
8 5 (1.30%) Oracle APEX
8 5 (1.30%) Mercurial
8 5 (1.30%) PVCS
9 4 (1.04%) JIRA
10 3 (0.78%) MSTest
10 3 (0.78%) Moq
10 3 (0.78%) Oracle Forms
11 2 (0.52%) Eclipse
General
1 66 (17.10%) Finance
2 26 (6.74%) Banking
3 10 (2.59%) Investment Banking
4 8 (2.07%) Retail
5 4 (1.04%) Local Government
5 4 (1.04%) Manufacturing
6 3 (0.78%) Telecoms
7 2 (0.52%) Front Office
7 2 (0.52%) Back Office
8 1 (0.26%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.26%) Advertising
8 1 (0.26%) Games
8 1 (0.26%) Legal
8 1 (0.26%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.26%) Billing
Job Titles
1 309 (80.05%) Developer
2 125 (32.38%) .NET Developer
3 47 (12.18%) C# Developer
4 31 (8.03%) Software Developer
4 31 (8.03%) SharePoint Developer
5 28 (7.25%) C# .NET Developer
5 28 (7.25%) Senior Developer
6 27 (6.99%) Web Developer
7 16 (4.15%) Analyst
8 15 (3.89%) ASP.NET Developer
9 11 (2.85%) Java Developer
10 10 (2.59%) C++ Developer
11 9 (2.33%) Senior Web Developer
11 9 (2.33%) Applications Developer
12 8 (2.07%) Programmer
12 8 (2.07%) C# ASP.NET Developer
13 7 (1.81%) Umbraco Developer
13 7 (1.81%) Applications Support
13 7 (1.81%) Lead Developer
13 7 (1.81%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 203 (52.59%) ASP.NET
2 125 (32.38%) HTML
3 109 (28.24%) CSS
4 98 (25.39%) .NET Framework
5 68 (17.62%) ASP.NET MVC
6 67 (17.36%) jQuery
7 51 (13.21%) Web Services
8 49 (12.69%) XML
9 42 (10.88%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
10 29 (7.51%) WPF
11 25 (6.48%) WCF
11 25 (6.48%) Ajax
12 23 (5.96%) AngularJS
13 19 (4.92%) HTML5
14 18 (4.66%) NHibernate
15 17 (4.40%) JSON
15 17 (4.40%) WinForms
16 15 (3.89%) CSS3
17 12 (3.11%) FIX Protocol
18 10 (2.59%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 18 (4.66%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (2.85%) Client/Server
3 10 (2.59%) Computer Science
3 10 (2.59%) User Experience
4 9 (2.33%) Market Risk
5 8 (2.07%) Enterprise Software
6 7 (1.81%) Open Source
6 7 (1.81%) Mobile App
6 7 (1.81%) Replication
6 7 (1.81%) Web 2.0
7 6 (1.55%) NHS
8 5 (1.30%) Management Information System
9 4 (1.04%) W3C
9 4 (1.04%) Fixed Income
9 4 (1.04%) Social Network
10 3 (0.78%) Cryptography
10 3 (0.78%) N-Tier
10 3 (0.78%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 3 (0.78%) Derivative
10 3 (0.78%) Equity Derivative
Operating Systems
1 65 (16.84%) Windows
2 20 (5.18%) Linux
3 13 (3.37%) Android
4 12 (3.11%) UNIX
5 9 (2.33%) Windows Server 2008
6 8 (2.07%) Apple iOS
7 6 (1.55%) Windows 7
7 6 (1.55%) Ubuntu
8 5 (1.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 4 (1.04%) Windows 8
9 4 (1.04%) Windows Server 2012
10 3 (0.78%) Windows XP
10 3 (0.78%) Windows Server 2003
11 2 (0.52%) Windows 2000
12 1 (0.26%) AIX
12 1 (0.26%) Solaris
12 1 (0.26%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 103 (26.68%) MVC
2 77 (19.95%) Agile Software Development
3 34 (8.81%) OO
4 22 (5.70%) Project Management
4 22 (5.70%) Unit Testing
5 17 (4.40%) Software Engineering
5 17 (4.40%) TDD
6 16 (4.15%) Scrum
6 16 (4.15%) Content Management
6 16 (4.15%) Multithreading
7 14 (3.63%) OOD
8 13 (3.37%) Asset Management
8 13 (3.37%) Web Development
9 10 (2.59%) SOA
9 10 (2.59%) Business Intelligence
10 9 (2.33%) CRM
10 9 (2.33%) Android Development
11 8 (2.07%) ITIL
11 8 (2.07%) OOP
11 8 (2.07%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 272 (70.47%) C#
2 146 (37.82%) JavaScript
3 135 (34.97%) SQL
4 47 (12.18%) T-SQL
5 38 (9.84%) Java
6 28 (7.25%) C++
7 24 (6.22%) VB
7 24 (6.22%) VBA
8 22 (5.70%) VB.NET
9 17 (4.40%) VBScript
10 14 (3.63%) PL/SQL
11 12 (3.11%) PowerShell
12 11 (2.85%) Perl
13 10 (2.59%) VB6
14 6 (1.55%) Python
15 5 (1.30%) C
15 5 (1.30%) Ruby
15 5 (1.30%) XPath
16 4 (1.04%) X++
16 4 (1.04%) PHP
Qualifications
1 28 (7.25%) Degree
2 14 (3.63%) Security Cleared
3 13 (3.37%) SC Cleared
4 8 (2.07%) Microsoft Certification
5 5 (1.30%) MCSE
6 4 (1.04%) DV Cleared
6 4 (1.04%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 4 (1.04%) ISTQB
7 3 (0.78%) MCSD
7 3 (0.78%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (0.52%) HND
8 2 (0.52%) CCNP
8 2 (0.52%) CCNA
8 2 (0.52%) ISEB
9 1 (0.26%) CISSP
9 1 (0.26%) MCP
9 1 (0.26%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 1 (0.26%) CISM
9 1 (0.26%) MCTS
9 1 (0.26%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (2.07%) QA
2 2 (0.52%) HL7
3 1 (0.26%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.26%) ISO 9000
3 1 (0.26%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (1.81%) Active Directory
2 3 (0.78%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.52%) RACF
3 2 (0.52%) VMware ESX
3 2 (0.52%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 2 (0.52%) OpenView Configuration Management
1 2 (0.52%) Nessus
1 2 (0.52%) Nmap
1 2 (0.52%) WSUS
1 2 (0.52%) SCCM
1 2 (0.52%) SCOM
1 2 (0.52%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.26%) WMI
Vendors
1 77 (19.95%) Microsoft
2 50 (12.95%) Oracle
3 11 (2.85%) Sybase
4 8 (2.07%) Lotus
5 7 (1.81%) HP
6 4 (1.04%) Google
7 3 (0.78%) VMware
7 3 (0.78%) IBM
7 3 (0.78%) Nintex
7 3 (0.78%) SAP
8 2 (0.52%) Cisco
8 2 (0.52%) CA
8 2 (0.52%) JD Edwards
8 2 (0.52%) Symantec
8 2 (0.52%) Xamarin
8 2 (0.52%) Telerik
8 2 (0.52%) Sitecore
8 2 (0.52%) Ektron
9 1 (0.26%) F5
9 1 (0.26%) Twitter
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