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 April 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 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft .NET (dotNet)
Rank 22 16 13
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -3
Contract jobs citing .NET 181 226 213
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 6.06% 8.60% 8.97%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 29.87% 28.25% 29.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 113 138 127
Average daily rate
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£338 £315 £333
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £442 £405 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 6
Average hourly rate - £32.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -20.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
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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
606 800 721
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 20.28% 30.43% 30.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 345 472 354
Average daily rate £375 £350 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 7 10
Average hourly rate £23.50 £32.00 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.56% -24.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.90 £18.74 £30.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.90 £78.50 £44.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.50 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -

.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 April 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 April 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 +6 80 £325 +3.17% 28
Glasgow -18 55 £363 +17.31% 51
Fife 0 13 £331 - 1
Renfrewshire +1 12 £450 +27.65%
Aberdeen -5 12 £288 -11.53%
West Lothian - 11 £288 - 6
Stirling -8 6 - - 1
North Lanarkshire - 5 - -
Lanarkshire - 1 £375 -
.NET
UK

.NET
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 27 April 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.

1 258 (65.32%) C#
2 203 (51.39%) SQL Server
3 202 (51.14%) ASP.NET
4 146 (36.96%) JavaScript
5 141 (35.70%) SQL
6 125 (31.65%) HTML
7 115 (29.11%) MVC
8 106 (26.84%) CSS
9 97 (24.56%) .NET Framework
10 86 (21.77%) Microsoft
11 76 (19.24%) Windows
12 74 (18.73%) Agile Software Development
13 70 (17.72%) ASP.NET MVC
14 68 (17.22%) SharePoint
15 67 (16.96%) Finance
16 65 (16.46%) jQuery
17 64 (16.20%) Visual Studio
18 52 (13.16%) XML
19 50 (12.66%) Web Services
19 50 (12.66%) SQL Server 2008
20 45 (11.39%) Java
21 44 (11.14%) T-SQL
22 41 (10.38%) Oracle
22 41 (10.38%) Entity Framework
23 35 (8.86%) IIS
24 32 (8.10%) MS Excel
24 32 (8.10%) OO
25 31 (7.85%) AngularJS
25 31 (7.85%) C++
26 29 (7.34%) CMS

.NET
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 27 April 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 68 (17.22%) SharePoint
2 35 (8.86%) IIS
3 29 (7.34%) CMS
3 29 (7.34%) SharePoint 2013
4 20 (5.06%) Umbraco
5 15 (3.80%) SharePoint 2010
6 8 (2.03%) IBM Notes
7 5 (1.27%) Lync
7 5 (1.27%) Node.js
8 4 (1.01%) Sitecore CMS
9 3 (0.76%) ColdFusion
10 2 (0.51%) Apache
10 2 (0.51%) JBoss
10 2 (0.51%) MS Project Server
11 1 (0.25%) Tomcat
11 1 (0.25%) WebLogic
11 1 (0.25%) MS Exchange
11 1 (0.25%) Oracle Workflow
11 1 (0.25%) WebSphere
11 1 (0.25%) Sitefinity
Applications
1 32 (8.10%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.51%) InfoPath
2 2 (0.51%) MS Office
3 1 (0.25%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (0.25%) PowerPivot
3 1 (0.25%) 3ds Max
Business Applications
1 5 (1.27%) Dynamics CRM
1 5 (1.27%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (0.76%) Tridion
2 3 (0.76%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (0.76%) Markit EDM
3 1 (0.25%) FRx
Cloud Services
1 18 (4.56%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (1.52%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (1.27%) Office 365
4 3 (0.76%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 20 (5.06%) HTTP
2 9 (2.28%) SSL
2 9 (2.28%) Intranet
3 8 (2.03%) TCP/IP
4 4 (1.01%) Extranet
4 4 (1.01%) Network Security
4 4 (1.01%) SAN
5 3 (0.76%) Firewall
5 3 (0.76%) DNS
6 2 (0.51%) HTTPS
6 2 (0.51%) Wireshark
6 2 (0.51%) iSCSI
6 2 (0.51%) NAS
6 2 (0.51%) AMQP
7 1 (0.25%) IPv4
7 1 (0.25%) IPv6
7 1 (0.25%) SMTP
7 1 (0.25%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 203 (51.39%) SQL Server
2 50 (12.66%) SQL Server 2008
3 23 (5.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 15 (3.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 15 (3.80%) MS Access
5 13 (3.29%) SQL Server 2005
6 12 (3.04%) Oracle Database
7 8 (2.03%) Relational Database
8 7 (1.77%) Oracle Reports
9 6 (1.52%) SQL Server 2012
10 5 (1.27%) Oracle Database 11g
10 5 (1.27%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 3 (0.76%) RDBMS
11 3 (0.76%) Oracle Database 10g
11 3 (0.76%) EDRMS
11 3 (0.76%) IDOL
11 3 (0.76%) Crystal Reports
12 2 (0.51%) DB2
12 2 (0.51%) MySQL
12 2 (0.51%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 64 (16.20%) Visual Studio
2 17 (4.30%) Team Foundation Server
3 9 (2.28%) Selenium
4 8 (2.03%) Fiddler
4 8 (2.03%) Toad
5 7 (1.77%) NUnit
5 7 (1.77%) CruiseControl
5 7 (1.77%) Git (software)
5 7 (1.77%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 7 (1.77%) MSBuild
6 6 (1.52%) Subversion
7 5 (1.27%) Oracle APEX
8 4 (1.01%) TeamCity
8 4 (1.01%) JIRA
9 3 (0.76%) PVCS
9 3 (0.76%) Oracle Forms
9 3 (0.76%) MSTest
9 3 (0.76%) Moq
10 2 (0.51%) SoapUI
10 2 (0.51%) Mercurial
General
1 67 (16.96%) Finance
2 24 (6.08%) Banking
3 9 (2.28%) Retail
3 9 (2.28%) Investment Banking
4 5 (1.27%) Law
5 4 (1.01%) Manufacturing
5 4 (1.01%) Local Government
6 3 (0.76%) Telecoms
7 2 (0.51%) Back Office
8 1 (0.25%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.25%) Front Office
8 1 (0.25%) Advertising
8 1 (0.25%) Games
8 1 (0.25%) Legal
8 1 (0.25%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.25%) Billing
Job Titles
1 295 (74.68%) Developer
2 115 (29.11%) .NET Developer
3 38 (9.62%) C# Developer
4 36 (9.11%) Software Developer
5 32 (8.10%) SharePoint Developer
6 30 (7.59%) Web Developer
7 28 (7.09%) Senior Developer
8 23 (5.82%) Analyst
8 23 (5.82%) C# .NET Developer
9 14 (3.54%) ASP.NET Developer
10 12 (3.04%) Java Developer
11 10 (2.53%) Administrator
12 9 (2.28%) Architect
12 9 (2.28%) C++ Developer
12 9 (2.28%) Senior Web Developer
13 8 (2.03%) Project Manager
13 8 (2.03%) Consultant
13 8 (2.03%) Applications Developer
14 7 (1.77%) Software Engineer
14 7 (1.77%) Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 202 (51.14%) ASP.NET
2 125 (31.65%) HTML
3 106 (26.84%) CSS
4 97 (24.56%) .NET Framework
5 70 (17.72%) ASP.NET MVC
6 65 (16.46%) jQuery
7 52 (13.16%) XML
8 50 (12.66%) Web Services
9 41 (10.38%) Entity Framework
10 31 (7.85%) AngularJS
11 28 (7.09%) Ajax
12 26 (6.58%) WCF
13 25 (6.33%) HTML5
14 21 (5.32%) WPF
15 20 (5.06%) CSS3
16 18 (4.56%) NHibernate
17 15 (3.80%) WinForms
18 14 (3.54%) JSON
19 11 (2.78%) XSLT
19 11 (2.78%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 19 (4.81%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (2.78%) Computer Science
2 11 (2.78%) User Experience
3 9 (2.28%) Enterprise Software
4 7 (1.77%) Open Source
4 7 (1.77%) Client/Server
4 7 (1.77%) Replication
4 7 (1.77%) Web 2.0
5 6 (1.52%) NHS
5 6 (1.52%) Market Risk
6 5 (1.27%) Management Information System
7 4 (1.01%) W3C
7 4 (1.01%) Fixed Income
7 4 (1.01%) Social Network
7 4 (1.01%) Mobile App
8 3 (0.76%) Cryptography
8 3 (0.76%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 3 (0.76%) Derivative
8 3 (0.76%) Equity Derivative
9 2 (0.51%) Interest Rate Derivative
Operating Systems
1 76 (19.24%) Windows
2 22 (5.57%) Linux
3 12 (3.04%) UNIX
4 9 (2.28%) Android
4 9 (2.28%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (1.52%) Apple iOS
5 6 (1.52%) Ubuntu
6 5 (1.27%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (1.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 5 (1.27%) Windows 7
7 4 (1.01%) Windows 8
8 3 (0.76%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (0.76%) Windows XP
9 2 (0.51%) Windows 2000
10 1 (0.25%) AIX
10 1 (0.25%) Solaris
10 1 (0.25%) OS/400
Processes & Methodologies
1 115 (29.11%) MVC
2 74 (18.73%) Agile Software Development
3 32 (8.10%) OO
4 25 (6.33%) Unit Testing
5 22 (5.57%) Project Management
6 21 (5.32%) Software Engineering
7 19 (4.81%) TDD
8 18 (4.56%) Asset Management
8 18 (4.56%) Content Management
9 15 (3.80%) Web Development
9 15 (3.80%) Scrum
10 14 (3.54%) OOD
11 12 (3.04%) Business Intelligence
11 12 (3.04%) User Acceptance Testing
12 11 (2.78%) Validation
13 10 (2.53%) SOA
13 10 (2.53%) ITIL
13 10 (2.53%) Multithreading
14 8 (2.03%) Migration
14 8 (2.03%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 258 (65.32%) C#
2 146 (36.96%) JavaScript
3 141 (35.70%) SQL
4 45 (11.39%) Java
5 44 (11.14%) T-SQL
6 31 (7.85%) C++
7 26 (6.58%) VB
8 25 (6.33%) VBA
9 21 (5.32%) VB.NET
10 16 (4.05%) PowerShell
11 14 (3.54%) VBScript
12 10 (2.53%) PL/SQL
13 9 (2.28%) Perl
13 9 (2.28%) VB6
14 7 (1.77%) C
15 6 (1.52%) Python
15 6 (1.52%) XPath
16 4 (1.01%) X++
16 4 (1.01%) Ruby
17 3 (0.76%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 29 (7.34%) Degree
2 15 (3.80%) Security Cleared
3 13 (3.29%) SC Cleared
4 12 (3.04%) Microsoft Certification
5 5 (1.27%) MCP
5 5 (1.27%) MCSE
5 5 (1.27%) MCTS
6 4 (1.01%) ISTQB
6 4 (1.01%) DV Cleared
6 4 (1.01%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 3 (0.76%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (0.76%) MCSD
8 2 (0.51%) HND
8 2 (0.51%) CCNP
8 2 (0.51%) CCNA
8 2 (0.51%) ISEB
9 1 (0.25%) CISSP
9 1 (0.25%) CISM
9 1 (0.25%) MCITP
9 1 (0.25%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (2.78%) QA
2 2 (0.51%) HL7
3 1 (0.25%) DICOM
3 1 (0.25%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.25%) ISO 9000
3 1 (0.25%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (2.78%) Active Directory
2 6 (1.52%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.51%) RACF
3 2 (0.51%) VMware ESX
3 2 (0.51%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 2 (0.51%) OpenView Configuration Management
1 2 (0.51%) Nessus
1 2 (0.51%) Nmap
1 2 (0.51%) WSUS
1 2 (0.51%) SCCM
1 2 (0.51%) SCOM
1 2 (0.51%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.25%) WMI
Vendors
1 86 (21.77%) Microsoft
2 41 (10.38%) Oracle
3 11 (2.78%) Sybase
4 8 (2.03%) HP
4 8 (2.03%) Lotus
5 6 (1.52%) VMware
6 4 (1.01%) Sitecore
7 3 (0.76%) IBM
7 3 (0.76%) Nintex
7 3 (0.76%) Telerik
8 2 (0.51%) Symantec
8 2 (0.51%) CA
8 2 (0.51%) SAP
8 2 (0.51%) Cisco
8 2 (0.51%) Google
8 2 (0.51%) Veeam
9 1 (0.25%) Ektron
9 1 (0.25%) F5
9 1 (0.25%) Xamarin
9 1 (0.25%) Atlassian
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