The table below looks at the statistics for .NET skills in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited .NET over the 3 months to 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft .NET (dotNet)
Rank 13 11 9
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -2
Contract jobs citing .NET 812 802 752
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 8.70% 9.64% 10.01%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 34.92% 40.28% 42.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 471 454 438
Average daily rate
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£375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £256 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 10 16
Average hourly rate £30.00 £35.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.49% +57.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.75 £16.65 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £55.25 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.00 £33.84 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-5.43% -3.31%
.NET
England

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 South East region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
2325 1991 1776
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 24.91% 23.92% 23.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 1355 1078 960
Average daily rate £351 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £231 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 60 95
Average hourly rate £27.50 £31.00 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.29% -8.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.50 £11.25 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.50 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -7.14%

.NET
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

.NET Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

.NET
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

.NET Daily Rate Trend in the South East

.NET
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing .NET across the South East region over the 3 months to 30 January 2015.

.NET Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

.NET
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

.NET Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

.NET
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing .NET across the South East region over the 3 months to 30 January 2015.

.NET Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

.NET
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing .NET within the South East region over the 3 months to 30 January 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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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
Hampshire -5 179 £363 -2.02% 90
Surrey 0 165 £400 +14.28% 85
Berkshire -12 140 £369 -1.66% 95
Buckinghamshire -7 107 £390 +4.00% 48
East Sussex +6 77 £325 - 29
Kent -4 46 £400 +25.00% 43
West Sussex -2 32 £388 +31.91% 25
Oxfordshire -19 29 £360 +6.66% 78
Middlesex +12 14 £350 -22.22% 3
Sussex +1 1 £425 -
Isle of Wight - - - -
.NET
England

.NET
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 1032 (65.52%) C#
2 734 (46.60%) ASP.NET
3 587 (37.27%) JavaScript
4 562 (35.68%) SQL Server
5 544 (34.54%) SQL
6 525 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
7 514 (32.63%) HTML
8 476 (30.22%) MVC
9 389 (24.70%) Microsoft
10 380 (24.13%) CSS
11 331 (21.02%) jQuery
12 296 (18.79%) WCF
13 292 (18.54%) .NET Framework
14 256 (16.25%) Oracle
15 254 (16.13%) Visual Studio
16 251 (15.94%) Scrum
17 250 (15.87%) Web Services
18 244 (15.49%) ASP.NET MVC
19 236 (14.98%) Windows
20 220 (13.97%) Finance
21 207 (13.14%) XML
22 201 (12.76%) TDD
23 193 (12.25%) Security Cleared
24 178 (11.30%) SharePoint
25 161 (10.22%) SC Cleared
26 149 (9.46%) Java
26 149 (9.46%) VB.NET
27 143 (9.08%) Team Foundation Server
28 142 (9.02%) AngularJS
29 140 (8.89%) HTML5

.NET
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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
1 178 (11.30%) SharePoint
2 137 (8.70%) IIS
3 122 (7.75%) CMS
4 93 (5.90%) BizTalk Server
5 70 (4.44%) SharePoint 2010
6 66 (4.19%) SharePoint 2013
7 33 (2.10%) Sitecore CMS
7 33 (2.10%) Kentico
8 28 (1.78%) Node.js
9 23 (1.46%) SharePoint Server
10 22 (1.40%) Umbraco
10 22 (1.40%) Lync
11 19 (1.21%) Exchange Server 2013
12 11 (0.70%) Apache
12 11 (0.70%) WebSphere
13 10 (0.63%) Adobe CQ
14 9 (0.57%) Tomcat
15 7 (0.44%) ArcGIS
15 7 (0.44%) WebLogic
15 7 (0.44%) Sitefinity
Applications
1 118 (7.49%) MS Excel
2 26 (1.65%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 19 (1.21%) MS Office
4 7 (0.44%) ArcInfo
4 7 (0.44%) MS Visio
5 6 (0.38%) MS PowerPoint
5 6 (0.38%) Photoshop
6 4 (0.25%) MS Project
7 2 (0.13%) InfoPath
7 2 (0.13%) DOC1
8 1 (0.063%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.063%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 85 (5.40%) Dynamics CRM
2 50 (3.17%) Oracle EBS
3 26 (1.65%) Dynamics AX
4 11 (0.70%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 11 (0.70%) SmartPlant
5 5 (0.32%) Dynamics NAV
6 4 (0.25%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 2 (0.13%) ResourceLink
7 2 (0.13%) Pivotal CRM
8 1 (0.063%) Oracle CRM
8 1 (0.063%) Oracle Applications
8 1 (0.063%) SAP CRM
8 1 (0.063%) LabWindows
8 1 (0.063%) BusinessWorks
8 1 (0.063%) WebTrends
8 1 (0.063%) TIBCO iProcess
8 1 (0.063%) Cerner Millennium
8 1 (0.063%) Google Analytics
8 1 (0.063%) SAP IS-U
8 1 (0.063%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 57 (3.62%) Microsoft Azure
2 19 (1.21%) Cloud Computing
3 18 (1.14%) SaaS
4 17 (1.08%) Office 365
5 12 (0.76%) Amazon AWS
6 7 (0.44%) PaaS
7 3 (0.19%) Yammer
8 2 (0.13%) GitHub
9 1 (0.063%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (0.063%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 45 (2.86%) TCP/IP
2 42 (2.67%) SAN
3 35 (2.22%) Intranet
4 28 (1.78%) SSL
5 24 (1.52%) Internet
6 17 (1.08%) HTTP
7 11 (0.70%) HTTPS
8 9 (0.57%) DNS
8 9 (0.57%) FTP
8 9 (0.57%) Wireshark
9 6 (0.38%) Firewall
10 4 (0.25%) Ethernet
11 3 (0.19%) S/MIME
11 3 (0.19%) LDAP
11 3 (0.19%) SMTP
12 2 (0.13%) Modbus
12 2 (0.13%) Profibus
12 2 (0.13%) DHCP
12 2 (0.13%) VPN
12 2 (0.13%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 562 (35.68%) SQL Server
2 118 (7.49%) SQL Server 2008
3 86 (5.46%) Oracle Database
4 71 (4.51%) SQL Server 2012
5 65 (4.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 63 (4.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 49 (3.11%) Oracle Reports
8 48 (3.05%) SQL Server 2005
9 46 (2.92%) Relational Database
10 23 (1.46%) NoSQL
10 23 (1.46%) MySQL
11 20 (1.27%) MongoDB
12 17 (1.08%) MS Access
12 17 (1.08%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 16 (1.02%) Oracle Database 10g
14 14 (0.89%) Data Warehouse
15 13 (0.83%) Crystal Reports
15 13 (0.83%) Oracle Database 11g
16 10 (0.63%) SQL Server 2000
17 9 (0.57%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 254 (16.13%) Visual Studio
2 143 (9.08%) Team Foundation Server
3 53 (3.37%) Selenium
4 52 (3.30%) NUnit
5 45 (2.86%) Git (software)
6 39 (2.48%) Subversion
7 34 (2.16%) JIRA
8 28 (1.78%) TeamCity
9 27 (1.71%) QuickTest Pro
10 26 (1.65%) Moq
11 25 (1.59%) MSBuild
12 24 (1.52%) Jenkins
13 19 (1.21%) WebDriver
13 19 (1.21%) Axure RP
14 18 (1.14%) MSTest
15 17 (1.08%) SpecFlow
16 12 (0.76%) Octopus Deploy
16 12 (0.76%) Oracle APEX
17 9 (0.57%) Cucumber
17 9 (0.57%) Rhino Mocks
General
1 220 (13.97%) Finance
2 39 (2.48%) Marketing
3 35 (2.22%) Banking
4 34 (2.16%) Telecoms
4 34 (2.16%) Publishing
5 16 (1.02%) Retail
6 15 (0.95%) Advertising
7 12 (0.76%) Electronics
8 11 (0.70%) Manufacturing
8 11 (0.70%) Turkish Language
9 7 (0.44%) Investment Banking
9 7 (0.44%) Pharmaceutical
10 6 (0.38%) Automotive
10 6 (0.38%) Games
10 6 (0.38%) Military
11 5 (0.32%) Back Office
12 3 (0.19%) Law
12 3 (0.19%) Legal
13 2 (0.13%) Retail Banking
13 2 (0.13%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 1005 (63.81%) Developer
2 501 (31.81%) .NET Developer
3 281 (17.84%) C# Developer
4 220 (13.97%) C# .NET Developer
5 155 (9.84%) ASP.NET Developer
6 122 (7.75%) Analyst
7 117 (7.43%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 91 (5.78%) Architect
9 79 (5.02%) Web Developer
10 71 (4.51%) Senior Developer
11 62 (3.94%) SharePoint Developer
12 52 (3.30%) Test Analyst
13 51 (3.24%) Software Developer
14 50 (3.17%) Consultant
15 40 (2.54%) Programmer
16 36 (2.29%) CMS Developer
17 34 (2.16%) Test Manager
18 29 (1.84%) .NET Web Developer
19 28 (1.78%) Project Manager
19 28 (1.78%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 734 (46.60%) ASP.NET
2 514 (32.63%) HTML
3 380 (24.13%) CSS
4 331 (21.02%) jQuery
5 296 (18.79%) WCF
6 292 (18.54%) .NET Framework
7 250 (15.87%) Web Services
8 244 (15.49%) ASP.NET MVC
9 207 (13.14%) XML
10 142 (9.02%) AngularJS
11 140 (8.89%) HTML5
12 138 (8.76%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
13 131 (8.32%) Ajax
14 113 (7.17%) WPF
15 92 (5.84%) JSP
16 84 (5.33%) KnockoutJS
17 73 (4.63%) ASP.NET Web API
18 68 (4.32%) CSS3
19 67 (4.25%) WinForms
20 62 (3.94%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 68 (4.32%) Analytical Skills
2 44 (2.79%) User Experience
3 42 (2.67%) Mobile App
3 42 (2.67%) Computer Science
4 33 (2.10%) Clustering
5 27 (1.71%) Open Source
5 27 (1.71%) Web 2.0
6 26 (1.65%) W3C
7 22 (1.40%) Inversion of Control
8 19 (1.21%) GIS
9 16 (1.02%) Social Media
9 16 (1.02%) Management Information System
10 15 (0.95%) N-Tier
10 15 (0.95%) Data Structures
11 14 (0.89%) Enterprise Software
11 14 (0.89%) Client/Server
12 10 (0.63%) Visualisation
13 8 (0.51%) iPhone
13 8 (0.51%) DTV
13 8 (0.51%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 236 (14.98%) Windows
2 80 (5.08%) UNIX
3 56 (3.56%) Linux
4 38 (2.41%) Windows Server 2008
5 37 (2.35%) Windows Server 2003
6 22 (1.40%) Apple iOS
7 21 (1.33%) Windows Server 2012
8 18 (1.14%) Android
9 12 (0.76%) Windows XP
10 11 (0.70%) Windows NT
10 11 (0.70%) Windows 7
11 7 (0.44%) Solaris
11 7 (0.44%) Windows 2000
12 5 (0.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 3 (0.19%) AIX
13 3 (0.19%) Windows Mobile
14 2 (0.13%) Oracle Linux
14 2 (0.13%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
14 2 (0.13%) Windows Phone
14 2 (0.13%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 525 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 476 (30.22%) MVC
3 251 (15.94%) Scrum
4 201 (12.76%) TDD
5 138 (8.76%) OO
6 135 (8.57%) CRM
7 99 (6.29%) SOA
8 98 (6.22%) Project Management
9 94 (5.97%) Web Development
10 84 (5.33%) BDD
11 69 (4.38%) Continuous Integration
12 68 (4.32%) Migration
13 65 (4.13%) Knowledge Management
14 63 (4.00%) Test Scripting
15 59 (3.75%) Waterfall
16 58 (3.68%) Software Engineering
17 54 (3.43%) Business Intelligence
17 54 (3.43%) Workflow
18 51 (3.24%) Content Management
19 49 (3.11%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 1032 (65.52%) C#
2 587 (37.27%) JavaScript
3 544 (34.54%) SQL
4 149 (9.46%) Java
4 149 (9.46%) VB.NET
5 94 (5.97%) PowerShell
6 89 (5.65%) T-SQL
7 57 (3.62%) C++
8 55 (3.49%) PL/SQL
9 46 (2.92%) VB
10 40 (2.54%) PHP
11 29 (1.84%) C
12 26 (1.65%) XAML
13 25 (1.59%) VBScript
14 16 (1.02%) Ruby
14 16 (1.02%) Python
15 13 (0.83%) VB6
16 11 (0.70%) Perl
17 9 (0.57%) Objective-C
17 9 (0.57%) VBA
Qualifications
1 193 (12.25%) Security Cleared
2 161 (10.22%) SC Cleared
3 89 (5.65%) ISTQB
4 62 (3.94%) Degree
5 50 (3.17%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 46 (2.92%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 45 (2.86%) Microsoft Certification
8 44 (2.79%) DV Cleared
9 30 (1.90%) ISEB
10 27 (1.71%) MCITP
11 20 (1.27%) Cisco Certification
12 15 (0.95%) MCTS
13 5 (0.32%) HND
14 3 (0.19%) CCNP
14 3 (0.19%) CCNA
14 3 (0.19%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 3 (0.19%) ITIL Certification
14 3 (0.19%) MCSE
15 2 (0.13%) PMP
15 2 (0.13%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 56 (3.56%) QA
2 11 (0.70%) PCI DSS
3 4 (0.25%) Solvency II
4 3 (0.19%) SLA
5 1 (0.063%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.063%) HL7
5 1 (0.063%) DICOM
System Software
1 43 (2.73%) Active Directory
2 24 (1.52%) Hyper-V
3 11 (0.70%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (0.44%) Nmap
5 6 (0.38%) ISA Server
6 5 (0.32%) Samba
6 5 (0.32%) Forefront TMG
7 4 (0.25%) vSphere
8 2 (0.13%) VMware ESX
9 1 (0.063%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (0.063%) Terminal Server
9 1 (0.063%) XenApp
9 1 (0.063%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 23 (1.46%) HP Quality Center
2 8 (0.51%) Puppet
3 7 (0.44%) Nessus
3 7 (0.44%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (0.13%) SCOrch
5 1 (0.063%) Nagios
5 1 (0.063%) MOM
5 1 (0.063%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 1 (0.063%) SCCM
5 1 (0.063%) SCOM
5 1 (0.063%) Hyperic
5 1 (0.063%) Vagrant
5 1 (0.063%) CORE IMPACT
Vendors
1 389 (24.70%) Microsoft
2 256 (16.25%) Oracle
3 86 (5.46%) HP
4 50 (3.17%) Sitecore
5 42 (2.67%) Adobe
6 31 (1.97%) Citrix
7 30 (1.90%) VMware
8 28 (1.78%) Google
9 26 (1.65%) SAP
10 24 (1.52%) Open Text
11 20 (1.27%) Ektron
11 20 (1.27%) Cisco
12 19 (1.21%) Telerik
12 19 (1.21%) RedDot
13 16 (1.02%) Salesforce.com
14 14 (0.89%) Twitter
15 9 (0.57%) Intergraph
15 9 (0.57%) IBM
15 9 (0.57%) Capita
16 8 (0.51%) Facebook
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