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 18 September 2014 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft .NET (dotNet)
Rank 14 8 11
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +3
Contract jobs citing .NET 799 926 949
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 8.61% 10.74% 9.54%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 35.21% 41.47% 38.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 495 535 474
Average daily rate
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£363 £365 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.68% +4.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £285 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 8 32
Average hourly rate £35.00 £38.75 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.67% +13.97%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.25 £15.30 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £44.45 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £33.75 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -0.73%
.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
2269 2233 2458
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 24.45% 25.89% 24.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 1320 1270 1220
Average daily rate £350 £350 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £248 £250 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 59 80
Average hourly rate £32.50 £35.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.88 £17.04 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +7.69%

.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 18 September 2014.

.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 18 September 2014.

.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 18 September 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

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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
Berkshire +7 220 £413 +7.14% 75
Surrey +1 142 £375 +6.38% 90
Hampshire -16 130 £356 -5.00% 92
Buckinghamshire -10 111 £375 +7.14% 40
East Sussex +4 77 £298 -15.00% 29
Oxfordshire -6 48 £290 -20.54% 41
Kent -2 39 £310 -11.42% 21
West Sussex -6 25 £315 -16.00% 22
Middlesex -8 6 £400 +25.00% 6
Isle of Wight - 2 - - 3
Sussex -2 1 - -
Thames Valley -3 1 £450 -
.NET
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Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, 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 1094 (66.34%) C#
2 824 (49.97%) ASP.NET
3 729 (44.21%) SQL Server
4 574 (34.81%) JavaScript
5 554 (33.60%) MVC
6 534 (32.38%) SQL
7 517 (31.35%) HTML
8 513 (31.11%) Agile Software Development
9 390 (23.65%) Microsoft
10 335 (20.32%) Oracle
11 332 (20.13%) Windows
12 327 (19.83%) WCF
13 310 (18.80%) CSS
14 295 (17.89%) ASP.NET MVC
15 269 (16.31%) .NET Framework
16 265 (16.07%) XML
17 256 (15.52%) jQuery
18 250 (15.16%) Visual Studio
19 238 (14.43%) Scrum
20 237 (14.37%) Security Cleared
21 234 (14.19%) Web Services
22 219 (13.28%) Finance
23 208 (12.61%) SQL Server 2008
24 205 (12.43%) CRM
25 199 (12.07%) SC Cleared
25 199 (12.07%) Team Foundation Server
26 197 (11.95%) Java
27 188 (11.40%) VB.NET
28 187 (11.34%) TDD
29 152 (9.22%) SharePoint

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

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, 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
1 152 (9.22%) SharePoint
2 121 (7.34%) IIS
3 78 (4.73%) BizTalk Server
4 54 (3.27%) CMS
5 41 (2.49%) SharePoint Server
5 41 (2.49%) SharePoint 2013
6 33 (2.00%) SharePoint 2010
7 21 (1.27%) WebSphere
8 18 (1.09%) Sitecore CMS
9 15 (0.91%) ArcGIS
10 13 (0.79%) Lync
11 12 (0.73%) Node.js
11 12 (0.73%) Exchange Server 2013
12 10 (0.61%) Umbraco
13 9 (0.55%) Documentum
14 8 (0.49%) Apache
14 8 (0.49%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 7 (0.42%) Tomcat
15 7 (0.42%) Oracle Spatial
16 6 (0.36%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 123 (7.46%) MS Excel
2 54 (3.27%) MS Office
3 8 (0.49%) MS Visio
3 8 (0.49%) MS Project
4 7 (0.42%) MS PowerPoint
5 6 (0.36%) InfoPath
6 4 (0.24%) ArcInfo
7 3 (0.18%) AutoCAD
7 3 (0.18%) Photoshop
8 2 (0.12%) SPSS
8 2 (0.12%) FastStats
9 1 (0.061%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 80 (4.85%) Dynamics CRM
2 65 (3.94%) Oracle EBS
3 22 (1.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 21 (1.27%) Dynamics AX
5 12 (0.73%) Oracle Applications
6 4 (0.24%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 4 (0.24%) BusinessWorks
7 3 (0.18%) Oracle BPM
7 3 (0.18%) Dynamics NAV
7 3 (0.18%) WebTrends
8 2 (0.12%) Oracle CRM
8 2 (0.12%) Pivotal CRM
8 2 (0.12%) Exstream
8 2 (0.12%) Cordys
8 2 (0.12%) Magento
9 1 (0.061%) LabWindows
9 1 (0.061%) Tridion
9 1 (0.061%) Google Analytics
9 1 (0.061%) SAP IS-U
9 1 (0.061%) ResourceLink
Cloud Services
1 76 (4.61%) Microsoft Azure
2 26 (1.58%) Office 365
3 22 (1.33%) SaaS
4 13 (0.79%) PaaS
4 13 (0.79%) Amazon AWS
5 12 (0.73%) Cloud Computing
6 11 (0.67%) Amazon EC2
7 6 (0.36%) Force.com
8 4 (0.24%) IaaS
9 2 (0.12%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 65 (3.94%) TCP/IP
2 44 (2.67%) HTTPS
3 42 (2.55%) HTTP
4 34 (2.06%) Internet
5 33 (2.00%) DNS
6 31 (1.88%) SSL
7 26 (1.58%) SAN
8 22 (1.33%) LDAP
9 17 (1.03%) Firewall
10 12 (0.73%) Wireshark
10 12 (0.73%) FTP
11 7 (0.42%) Network Security
11 7 (0.42%) VPN
12 6 (0.36%) RTP
12 6 (0.36%) Intranet
12 6 (0.36%) SSH
13 5 (0.30%) ATM
13 5 (0.30%) ISDN
13 5 (0.30%) VoIP
13 5 (0.30%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 729 (44.21%) SQL Server
2 208 (12.61%) SQL Server 2008
3 97 (5.88%) SQL Server 2012
4 87 (5.28%) SQL Server 2005
5 76 (4.61%) Oracle Database
6 71 (4.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 70 (4.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 54 (3.27%) Oracle Reports
9 40 (2.43%) Relational Database
10 35 (2.12%) DTS
11 33 (2.00%) NoSQL
12 23 (1.39%) Data Warehouse
12 23 (1.39%) MySQL
13 22 (1.33%) SQL Server 2000
14 20 (1.21%) OLAP
15 19 (1.15%) MongoDB
16 18 (1.09%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 17 (1.03%) Oracle Database 11g
18 15 (0.91%) Couchbase
19 12 (0.73%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 250 (15.16%) Visual Studio
2 199 (12.07%) Team Foundation Server
3 81 (4.91%) QuickTest Pro
4 48 (2.91%) NUnit
5 47 (2.85%) Selenium
6 33 (2.00%) Git (software)
7 30 (1.82%) Subversion
7 30 (1.82%) SpecFlow
8 27 (1.64%) SoapUI
9 22 (1.33%) TeamCity
10 21 (1.27%) Jenkins
11 20 (1.21%) LoadRunner
12 19 (1.15%) MSBuild
13 14 (0.85%) WebDriver
13 14 (0.85%) Cucumber
13 14 (0.85%) JIRA
14 11 (0.67%) VSS/SourceSafe
15 10 (0.61%) Oracle APEX
15 10 (0.61%) MSTest
16 9 (0.55%) Moq
General
1 219 (13.28%) Finance
2 50 (3.03%) Marketing
3 46 (2.79%) Telecoms
4 37 (2.24%) Manufacturing
5 29 (1.76%) Banking
6 24 (1.46%) Electronics
7 22 (1.33%) Retail
8 17 (1.03%) Back Office
9 12 (0.73%) Automotive
9 12 (0.73%) Publishing
10 9 (0.55%) Military
11 8 (0.49%) Legal
12 7 (0.42%) Games
12 7 (0.42%) Advertising
12 7 (0.42%) Financial Institution
13 6 (0.36%) Billing
14 3 (0.18%) Front Office
14 3 (0.18%) Law
15 2 (0.12%) Pharmaceutical
15 2 (0.12%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 928 (56.28%) Developer
2 521 (31.59%) .NET Developer
3 301 (18.25%) C# Developer
4 250 (15.16%) C# .NET Developer
5 187 (11.34%) ASP.NET Developer
6 165 (10.01%) Analyst
7 137 (8.31%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 111 (6.73%) Web Developer
9 108 (6.55%) Architect
10 80 (4.85%) Test Analyst
11 70 (4.24%) VB.NET Developer
12 69 (4.18%) Consultant
13 62 (3.76%) Solutions Architect
14 60 (3.64%) Software Developer
15 56 (3.40%) Senior Developer
16 52 (3.15%) Software Engineer
16 52 (3.15%) Test Manager
17 44 (2.67%) .NET Web Developer
18 42 (2.55%) Tester
19 41 (2.49%) SharePoint Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 824 (49.97%) ASP.NET
2 517 (31.35%) HTML
3 327 (19.83%) WCF
4 310 (18.80%) CSS
5 295 (17.89%) ASP.NET MVC
6 269 (16.31%) .NET Framework
7 265 (16.07%) XML
8 256 (15.52%) jQuery
9 234 (14.19%) Web Services
10 148 (8.98%) JSP
11 145 (8.79%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
12 137 (8.31%) WPF
13 115 (6.97%) HTML5
14 98 (5.94%) LINQ
14 98 (5.94%) Ajax
15 96 (5.82%) SOAP
16 91 (5.52%) REST
17 78 (4.73%) ASP.NET Web Forms
18 73 (4.43%) XSLT
19 62 (3.76%) ASP.NET MVC 4
Miscellaneous
1 73 (4.43%) Analytical Skills
2 37 (2.24%) Mobile App
3 36 (2.18%) N-Tier
4 35 (2.12%) Computer Science
5 26 (1.58%) Management Information System
6 22 (1.33%) DTV
7 21 (1.27%) Inversion of Control
8 20 (1.21%) GIS
9 19 (1.15%) Enterprise Software
10 18 (1.09%) Clustering
11 16 (0.97%) Open Source
11 16 (0.97%) User Experience
12 12 (0.73%) iSeries
13 10 (0.61%) Mathematics
14 8 (0.49%) Web 2.0
14 8 (0.49%) Statistics
14 8 (0.49%) EPoS
15 7 (0.42%) NHS
15 7 (0.42%) Replication
16 5 (0.30%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 332 (20.13%) Windows
2 116 (7.03%) UNIX
3 88 (5.34%) Windows Server 2003
4 67 (4.06%) Windows Server 2008
5 59 (3.58%) Linux
6 43 (2.61%) Windows XP
7 32 (1.94%) Windows 2000
8 29 (1.76%) Windows Server 2012
9 14 (0.85%) Apple iOS
10 12 (0.73%) Windows NT
11 11 (0.67%) Android
12 7 (0.42%) Windows 7
13 6 (0.36%) Windows 8
13 6 (0.36%) Windows 2000 Server
14 3 (0.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 2 (0.12%) Windows CE
15 2 (0.12%) Windows Mobile
15 2 (0.12%) Mac OS X
15 2 (0.12%) Solaris
15 2 (0.12%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 554 (33.60%) MVC
2 513 (31.11%) Agile Software Development
3 238 (14.43%) Scrum
4 205 (12.43%) CRM
5 187 (11.34%) TDD
6 132 (8.00%) Web Development
7 130 (7.88%) OO
8 103 (6.25%) SOA
9 101 (6.12%) Continuous Integration
10 93 (5.64%) BDD
11 91 (5.52%) Workflow
12 90 (5.46%) Test Automation
13 87 (5.28%) Project Management
14 86 (5.22%) Software Engineering
15 72 (4.37%) Test Scripting
16 67 (4.06%) Knowledge Management
17 62 (3.76%) Migration
18 60 (3.64%) Business Intelligence
19 58 (3.52%) E-Commerce
20 51 (3.09%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 1094 (66.34%) C#
2 574 (34.81%) JavaScript
3 534 (32.38%) SQL
4 197 (11.95%) Java
5 188 (11.40%) VB.NET
6 128 (7.76%) VB
7 120 (7.28%) T-SQL
8 68 (4.12%) PowerShell
9 57 (3.46%) C++
10 51 (3.09%) VBScript
11 46 (2.79%) C
12 43 (2.61%) PL/SQL
13 36 (2.18%) VB6
14 34 (2.06%) PHP
15 30 (1.82%) Python
16 19 (1.15%) Ruby
17 16 (0.97%) Perl
18 13 (0.79%) VBA
19 9 (0.55%) RPG
20 6 (0.36%) XAML
Qualifications
1 237 (14.37%) Security Cleared
2 199 (12.07%) SC Cleared
3 133 (8.07%) ISTQB
4 81 (4.91%) Degree
5 76 (4.61%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 55 (3.34%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 50 (3.03%) DV Cleared
8 48 (2.91%) Microsoft Certification
9 30 (1.82%) ISEB
10 28 (1.70%) Cisco Certification
11 23 (1.39%) MCITP
12 17 (1.03%) MCSE
13 12 (0.73%) CCNA
14 9 (0.55%) MCTS
15 8 (0.49%) ITIL Certification
16 5 (0.30%) CCVP
16 5 (0.30%) CCNP
17 4 (0.24%) CISSP
17 4 (0.24%) ISEB Practitioner
18 3 (0.18%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 83 (5.03%) QA
2 15 (0.91%) SLA
3 10 (0.61%) ISO 9001
4 6 (0.36%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.061%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.061%) HL7
5 1 (0.061%) DICOM
System Software
1 38 (2.30%) Active Directory
2 13 (0.79%) Hyper-V
3 11 (0.67%) Nmap
4 2 (0.12%) Oracle RAC
4 2 (0.12%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.061%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (0.061%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.061%) XenApp
5 1 (0.061%) XenDesktop
5 1 (0.061%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 1 (0.061%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 43 (2.61%) HP Quality Center
2 17 (1.03%) Opscode Chef
2 17 (1.03%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 11 (0.67%) Nessus
4 8 (0.49%) Puppet
5 6 (0.36%) SCCM
6 5 (0.30%) Vagrant
7 3 (0.18%) SCOM
8 2 (0.12%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 1 (0.061%) Nagios
9 1 (0.061%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 1 (0.061%) Salt
Vendors
1 390 (23.65%) Microsoft
2 335 (20.32%) Oracle
3 145 (8.79%) HP
4 48 (2.91%) SAP
5 36 (2.18%) Salesforce.com
6 28 (1.70%) Cisco
6 28 (1.70%) IBM
7 25 (1.52%) Sitecore
8 21 (1.27%) Citrix
9 19 (1.15%) ESRI
10 16 (0.97%) Telerik
11 12 (0.73%) Meridio
11 12 (0.73%) Siebel
12 11 (0.67%) Metastorm
13 10 (0.61%) DevExpress
14 9 (0.55%) Twitter
14 9 (0.55%) JD Edwards
15 8 (0.49%) Adobe
16 7 (0.42%) Cognos
16 7 (0.42%) Lotus
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