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 14 February 2016 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
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft .NET (dotNet)
Rank 26 20 21
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +1
Contract jobs citing .NET 146 199 153
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 5.71% 7.50% 6.50%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 23.17% 32.05% 25.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 129 70
Average daily rate £350 £340 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% +13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £274 £237
10% offered a daily rate of more than £468 £425 £406
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 5
Average hourly rate £22.50 £45.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-50.00% +38.46%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £32.25 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+24.03% -5.14%
.NET
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
630 621 605
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 24.66% 23.41% 25.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 346 361 315
Average daily rate £363 £375 £323
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% +16.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £295 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £493 £450 £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 8 11
Average hourly rate £22.50 £45.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-50.00% +38.46%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.25 £34.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year
+15.44% +3.03%

.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 14 February 2016.

.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 14 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -11 63 £400 +6.66% 22
Glasgow +1 53 £334 -1.11% 51
Renfrewshire +4 11 £320 +93.93% 4
Stirling +10 4 £375 +36.36%
West Lothian -1 4 £375 +31.57% 3
Fife +2 2 - - 1
Dundee +1 1 £325 +30.00%
Aberdeenshire 0 1 £425 -
North Lanarkshire -2 1 £275 -16.66%
.NET
UK

.NET
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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.

1 214 (63.13%) C#
2 178 (52.51%) SQL Server
3 144 (42.48%) ASP.NET
4 106 (31.27%) MVC
5 97 (28.61%) SQL
6 94 (27.73%) .NET Framework
7 91 (26.84%) CSS
8 87 (25.66%) HTML
9 86 (25.37%) JavaScript
9 86 (25.37%) Microsoft
10 75 (22.12%) Agile Software Development
11 70 (20.65%) Finance
12 62 (18.29%) Windows
13 61 (17.99%) ASP.NET MVC
13 61 (17.99%) AngularJS
14 57 (16.81%) jQuery
15 55 (16.22%) Entity Framework
16 53 (15.63%) Java
17 50 (14.75%) VB.NET
18 48 (14.16%) Web Services
19 40 (11.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
20 38 (11.21%) Visual Studio
21 36 (10.62%) Windows Server
22 34 (10.03%) SharePoint
23 33 (9.73%) HTML5
23 33 (9.73%) User Experience
24 32 (9.44%) ASP.NET Web API
24 32 (9.44%) T-SQL
25 31 (9.14%) WPF
26 30 (8.85%) CSS3

.NET
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 34 (10.03%) SharePoint
2 24 (7.08%) IIS
3 13 (3.83%) ArcGIS
3 13 (3.83%) Elasticsearch
4 11 (3.24%) NServiceBus
5 7 (2.06%) SharePoint 2013
6 6 (1.77%) BizTalk Server
6 6 (1.77%) SharePoint 2010
7 4 (1.18%) WebSphere
8 3 (0.88%) Node.js
8 3 (0.88%) Skype for Business
9 2 (0.59%) CMS
9 2 (0.59%) Oracle Workflow
9 2 (0.59%) SharePoint Server
10 1 (0.29%) Captiva
10 1 (0.29%) MS Exchange
10 1 (0.29%) SAS
10 1 (0.29%) Umbraco
10 1 (0.29%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 17 (5.01%) MS Excel
2 4 (1.18%) MS Office
3 1 (0.29%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (0.29%) InfoPath
3 1 (0.29%) Mathematica
Business Applications
1 10 (2.95%) Markit EDM
2 9 (2.65%) Unit4 Business World
3 5 (1.47%) thinkFolio
4 2 (0.59%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.59%) Eikon
5 1 (0.29%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 21 (6.19%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (2.06%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (1.77%) SaaS
4 3 (0.88%) Office 365
5 1 (0.29%) GitHub
5 1 (0.29%) IBM Blueworks
Communications & Networking
1 7 (2.06%) HTTP
2 6 (1.77%) SSL
3 4 (1.18%) Internet
3 4 (1.18%) TCP/IP
4 2 (0.59%) RS-232
5 1 (0.29%) Ethernet
5 1 (0.29%) Intranet
5 1 (0.29%) RS-485
5 1 (0.29%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 178 (52.51%) SQL Server
2 40 (11.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 21 (6.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 20 (5.90%) SQL Server 2008
5 15 (4.42%) Relational Database
6 13 (3.83%) GIS
7 9 (2.65%) RDBMS
8 7 (2.06%) SQL Server 2005
9 5 (1.47%) MySQL
9 5 (1.47%) SQL Server 2014
10 4 (1.18%) Oracle Database
11 3 (0.88%) MS Access
12 2 (0.59%) DB2
12 2 (0.59%) MongoDB
12 2 (0.59%) SQL Server 2000
12 2 (0.59%) SQL Server 2012
12 2 (0.59%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 1 (0.29%) dBASE
13 1 (0.29%) Oracle BI EE
13 1 (0.29%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 38 (11.21%) Visual Studio
2 16 (4.72%) Team Foundation Server
3 14 (4.13%) Git (software)
4 9 (2.65%) NUnit
5 8 (2.36%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 7 (2.06%) Eclipse
6 7 (2.06%) MSI
6 7 (2.06%) Octopus Deploy
6 7 (2.06%) Selenium
7 6 (1.77%) Fiddler
7 6 (1.77%) TeamCity
8 3 (0.88%) git-flow
8 3 (0.88%) Moq
8 3 (0.88%) Oracle Forms
8 3 (0.88%) ReSharper
8 3 (0.88%) WatiN
9 2 (0.59%) Appium
9 2 (0.59%) Clang
9 2 (0.59%) HP UFT
9 2 (0.59%) SoapUI
General
1 70 (20.65%) Finance
2 21 (6.19%) Banking
3 9 (2.65%) Retail
4 7 (2.06%) Back Office
5 6 (1.77%) Manufacturing
6 5 (1.47%) Advertising
7 4 (1.18%) Financial Institution
7 4 (1.18%) Legal
7 4 (1.18%) Publishing
8 3 (0.88%) Automotive
8 3 (0.88%) Investment Banking
8 3 (0.88%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.29%) Games
9 1 (0.29%) German Language
9 1 (0.29%) Local Government
9 1 (0.29%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 227 (66.96%) Developer
2 125 (36.87%) .NET Developer
3 59 (17.40%) C# Developer
4 43 (12.68%) C# .NET Developer
5 23 (6.78%) Web Developer
6 22 (6.49%) ASP.NET Developer
7 20 (5.90%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
8 19 (5.60%) Software Developer
8 19 (5.60%) SQL Developer
9 18 (5.31%) Architect
9 18 (5.31%) Senior Developer
10 17 (5.01%) .NET Software Developer
10 17 (5.01%) Analyst
11 15 (4.42%) C# ASP.NET Developer
12 14 (4.13%) Senior .NET Developer
12 14 (4.13%) VB.NET Developer
13 13 (3.83%) GIS Developer
14 11 (3.24%) Administrator
14 11 (3.24%) SharePoint Engineer
14 11 (3.24%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 144 (42.48%) ASP.NET
2 94 (27.73%) .NET Framework
3 91 (26.84%) CSS
4 87 (25.66%) HTML
5 61 (17.99%) AngularJS
5 61 (17.99%) ASP.NET MVC
6 57 (16.81%) jQuery
7 55 (16.22%) Entity Framework
8 48 (14.16%) Web Services
9 33 (9.73%) HTML5
10 32 (9.44%) ASP.NET Web API
11 31 (9.14%) WPF
12 30 (8.85%) CSS3
13 17 (5.01%) LINQ
13 17 (5.01%) WCF
14 16 (4.72%) JSON
15 14 (4.13%) REST
16 13 (3.83%) Dojo
17 12 (3.54%) WinForms
17 12 (3.54%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 33 (9.73%) User Experience
2 14 (4.13%) Enterprise Software
3 12 (3.54%) Computer Science
3 12 (3.54%) Derivative
3 12 (3.54%) Equity Derivative
4 9 (2.65%) Visualisation
5 6 (1.77%) Replication
6 5 (1.47%) Inversion of Control
7 4 (1.18%) Analytical Skills
8 3 (0.88%) SCADA
8 3 (0.88%) VLE
9 2 (0.59%) CMDB
9 2 (0.59%) iPad
9 2 (0.59%) iPhone
9 2 (0.59%) Mathematics
9 2 (0.59%) Mobile App
9 2 (0.59%) Statistics
9 2 (0.59%) Web 2.0
10 1 (0.29%) Algorithms
10 1 (0.29%) Smart Energy
Operating Systems
1 62 (18.29%) Windows
2 36 (10.62%) Windows Server
3 21 (6.19%) Unix
4 15 (4.42%) Linux
5 9 (2.65%) Apple iOS
6 8 (2.36%) Android
6 8 (2.36%) Windows Server 2012
7 7 (2.06%) Windows Server 2003
8 4 (1.18%) Mac OS
8 4 (1.18%) Windows Server 2008
9 3 (0.88%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 106 (31.27%) MVC
2 75 (22.12%) Agile Software Development
3 29 (8.55%) OO
4 28 (8.26%) Unit Testing
5 25 (7.37%) Scrum
6 23 (6.78%) Web Development
7 22 (6.49%) Investment Management
8 20 (5.90%) SDLC
9 19 (5.60%) TDD
10 18 (5.31%) Open Source
11 17 (5.01%) Dependency Injection
12 14 (4.13%) Asset Management
12 14 (4.13%) Test Scripting
13 13 (3.83%) Analytics
13 13 (3.83%) Data Analysis
14 12 (3.54%) Content Management
14 12 (3.54%) Front End Development
15 11 (3.24%) Data Analytics
15 11 (3.24%) ETL
15 11 (3.24%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 214 (63.13%) C#
2 97 (28.61%) SQL
3 86 (25.37%) JavaScript
4 53 (15.63%) Java
5 50 (14.75%) VB.NET
6 32 (9.44%) T-SQL
7 26 (7.67%) PowerShell
8 24 (7.08%) VB
9 15 (4.42%) C++
10 13 (3.83%) VB6
11 11 (3.24%) C
12 9 (2.65%) Shell Script
13 8 (2.36%) VBA
13 8 (2.36%) VBScript
14 7 (2.06%) COBOL
14 7 (2.06%) PL/1
15 5 (1.47%) PL/SQL
16 4 (1.18%) Bash Shell
16 4 (1.18%) Objective-C
16 4 (1.18%) Perl
Qualifications
1 26 (7.67%) Degree
2 22 (6.49%) Security Cleared
3 15 (4.42%) Microsoft Certification
4 11 (3.24%) SC Cleared
5 10 (2.95%) MCP
5 10 (2.95%) MCTS
6 5 (1.47%) ISEB
6 5 (1.47%) ISTQB
7 4 (1.18%) Cisco Certification
7 4 (1.18%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 4 (1.18%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 4 (1.18%) MCITP
8 2 (0.59%) BPSS Clearance
9 1 (0.29%) CCNA
9 1 (0.29%) CCNP
9 1 (0.29%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.29%) MCSD
9 1 (0.29%) MCSE
9 1 (0.29%) PMI Certification
9 1 (0.29%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (1.77%) QA
2 4 (1.18%) MiFID
3 3 (0.88%) Disclosure Scotland
3 3 (0.88%) GAMP
System Software
1 12 (3.54%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (1.18%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.59%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 6 (1.77%) AirWatch
2 3 (0.88%) Perfmon
3 2 (0.59%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 86 (25.37%) Microsoft
2 29 (8.55%) Oracle
3 13 (3.83%) VMware
4 8 (2.36%) HP
5 7 (2.06%) Xamarin
6 6 (1.77%) Ab Initio
6 6 (1.77%) Kony
7 5 (1.47%) Cisco
7 5 (1.47%) Sybase
8 4 (1.18%) Bloomberg
8 4 (1.18%) Citrix
9 3 (0.88%) IBM
9 3 (0.88%) SAP
9 3 (0.88%) ServiceNow
9 3 (0.88%) Wonderware
10 2 (0.59%) FactSet
11 1 (0.29%) Allen-Bradley
11 1 (0.29%) Cyber-Ark
11 1 (0.29%) Nintex
11 1 (0.29%) PayPal
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