The table below looks at the statistics for .NET skills in IT contracts advertised for the Somerset region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited .NET over the 3 months to 29 May 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft .NET (dotNet)
Rank 5 11 5
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -6
Contract jobs citing .NET 81 82 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 21.49% 18.34% 16.47%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 50.31% 56.94% 70.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 60 17
Average daily rate
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£328 £321 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.10% +1.98%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £293 £300 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £591 £350 £435
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.27% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £32.25 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+24.03% -7.85%
.NET
South West

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 Somerset region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Somerset
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
161 144 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 42.71% 32.21% 23.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 105 112 23
Average daily rate £350 £323 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.52% +2.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £528 £375 £458
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 2 1
Average hourly rate £47.00 £36.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.55% +89.47%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -

.NET
Jobs Demand Trend in Somerset

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

.NET Jobs Demand Trend in Somerset

.NET
Daily Rate Trend in Somerset

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

.NET Daily Rate Trend in Somerset

.NET
Daily Rate Histogram in Somerset

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing .NET across the Somerset region over the 3 months to 29 May 2015.

.NET Daily Rate Histogram in Somerset

.NET
Hourly Rate Trend in Somerset

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

.NET Hourly Rate Trend in Somerset

.NET
Contract Job Locations in Somerset

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing .NET within the Somerset region over the 3 months to 29 May 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
(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
Taunton +8 43 £328 +2.90% 12
Bath -4 12 £344 +9.12% 12
Street -1 3 £350 -
Yeovil -4 2 £363 +13.28% 1
.NET
South West

.NET
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Somerset

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Somerset 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.

1 109 (68.55%) C#
2 80 (50.31%) SQL
3 75 (47.17%) ASP.NET
4 70 (44.03%) Agile Software Development
5 67 (42.14%) SQL Server
6 53 (33.33%) Microsoft
6 53 (33.33%) MVC
7 47 (29.56%) .NET Framework
8 45 (28.30%) Unit Testing
8 45 (28.30%) Security Cleared
9 37 (23.27%) Scrum
10 35 (22.01%) VB.NET
11 33 (20.75%) SC Cleared
12 32 (20.13%) WCF
13 30 (18.87%) Web Services
14 26 (16.35%) BizTalk Server
14 26 (16.35%) SQL Server 2008
15 25 (15.72%) ASP.NET MVC
15 25 (15.72%) JavaScript
16 24 (15.09%) VB
16 24 (15.09%) Team Foundation Server
17 23 (14.47%) SOA
18 21 (13.21%) WPF
19 19 (11.95%) Entity Framework
19 19 (11.95%) Visual Studio
20 18 (11.32%) HTML
20 18 (11.32%) Workflow
21 17 (10.69%) Retail
21 17 (10.69%) UML
21 17 (10.69%) K2 blackpearl

.NET
Top Related IT Skills in Somerset by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Somerset 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 26 (16.35%) BizTalk Server
2 17 (10.69%) K2 blackpearl
3 15 (9.43%) CMS
4 8 (5.03%) IIS
5 4 (2.52%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.63%) NServiceBus
6 1 (0.63%) Umbraco
6 1 (0.63%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 4 (2.52%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (1.26%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.63%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.63%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.52%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.63%) SAN
1 1 (0.63%) LAN
1 1 (0.63%) WAN
1 1 (0.63%) Multicast
1 1 (0.63%) FCoE
1 1 (0.63%) Fibre Channel
1 1 (0.63%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 67 (42.14%) SQL Server
2 26 (16.35%) SQL Server 2008
3 17 (10.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 14 (8.81%) SQL Server 2005
5 7 (4.40%) SQL Server 2000
6 4 (2.52%) Relational Database
6 4 (2.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 3 (1.89%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (0.63%) DTS
8 1 (0.63%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.63%) Data Mining
8 1 (0.63%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 24 (15.09%) Team Foundation Server
2 19 (11.95%) Visual Studio
3 2 (1.26%) Git (software)
3 2 (1.26%) SpecFlow
3 2 (1.26%) Bitbucket
3 2 (1.26%) Jenkins
3 2 (1.26%) Subversion
3 2 (1.26%) MorphX
General
1 17 (10.69%) Retail
2 16 (10.06%) Manufacturing
3 13 (8.18%) Back Office
4 5 (3.14%) Finance
Job Titles
1 116 (72.96%) Developer
2 83 (52.20%) .NET Developer
3 26 (16.35%) SQL Developer
4 25 (15.72%) Architect
5 22 (13.84%) Solutions Architect
6 11 (6.92%) Senior Developer
6 11 (6.92%) BizTalk Developer
7 10 (6.29%) Senior .NET Developer
7 10 (6.29%) Software Engineer
8 7 (4.40%) C# Developer
8 7 (4.40%) Database Developer
8 7 (4.40%) C# .NET Developer
9 6 (3.77%) Software Developer
10 5 (3.14%) Applications Developer
10 5 (3.14%) Senior BizTalk Developer
10 5 (3.14%) .NET Software Engineer
11 4 (2.52%) Lead Architect
11 4 (2.52%) Lead Solutions Architect
11 4 (2.52%) Team Leader
11 4 (2.52%) .NET Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 75 (47.17%) ASP.NET
2 47 (29.56%) .NET Framework
3 32 (20.13%) WCF
4 30 (18.87%) Web Services
5 25 (15.72%) ASP.NET MVC
6 21 (13.21%) WPF
7 19 (11.95%) Entity Framework
8 18 (11.32%) HTML
9 14 (8.81%) CSS
10 10 (6.29%) jQuery
10 10 (6.29%) XML
11 8 (5.03%) WF
12 7 (4.40%) WinForms
13 6 (3.77%) ASP.NET MVC 4
14 4 (2.52%) HTML5
14 4 (2.52%) ADO.NET
15 3 (1.89%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 3 (1.89%) LESS
16 2 (1.26%) Silverlight
16 2 (1.26%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 15 (9.43%) GIS
2 14 (8.81%) Management Information System
3 11 (6.92%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (5.03%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (1.89%) Data Integration
6 1 (0.63%) N-Tier
6 1 (0.63%) Replication
6 1 (0.63%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 16 (10.06%) Windows
2 1 (0.63%) Solaris
2 1 (0.63%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 70 (44.03%) Agile Software Development
2 53 (33.33%) MVC
3 45 (28.30%) Unit Testing
4 37 (23.27%) Scrum
5 23 (14.47%) SOA
6 18 (11.32%) Workflow
7 17 (10.69%) UML
8 16 (10.06%) Change Control
8 16 (10.06%) CRM
8 16 (10.06%) ITIL
8 16 (10.06%) PRINCE2
9 15 (9.43%) Information Security
10 14 (8.81%) Content Management
11 9 (5.66%) Software Engineering
11 9 (5.66%) BDD
12 7 (4.40%) OO
13 6 (3.77%) Software Deployment
13 6 (3.77%) Technical Architecture
13 6 (3.77%) Asset Management
13 6 (3.77%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 109 (68.55%) C#
2 80 (50.31%) SQL
3 35 (22.01%) VB.NET
4 25 (15.72%) JavaScript
5 24 (15.09%) VB
6 14 (8.81%) T-SQL
7 9 (5.66%) Java
8 6 (3.77%) VB6
9 5 (3.14%) Scala
10 4 (2.52%) PL/SQL
11 3 (1.89%) Perl
12 2 (1.26%) X++
13 1 (0.63%) C++
13 1 (0.63%) XAML
Qualifications
1 45 (28.30%) Security Cleared
2 33 (20.75%) SC Cleared
3 16 (10.06%) ISEB
4 14 (8.81%) DV Cleared
5 2 (1.26%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (10.06%) ISO 9000
2 15 (9.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.63%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.63%) ISO 14001
3 1 (0.63%) JSP 440
System Software
1 2 (1.26%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.63%) NFS
2 1 (0.63%) SRDF
Systems Management
1 1 (0.63%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (0.63%) Puppet
Vendors
1 53 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 16 (10.06%) Oracle
3 15 (9.43%) SAP
4 7 (4.40%) ESRI
5 1 (0.63%) EMC
5 1 (0.63%) Intel
5 1 (0.63%) NetApp
5 1 (0.63%) Cisco
5 1 (0.63%) Telerik
5 1 (0.63%) Zerto
5 1 (0.63%) Veeam
5 1 (0.63%) Sitecore
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