The table below looks at the statistics for .NET skills in IT contracts advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited .NET over the 3 months to 11 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
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft .NET (dotNet)
Rank 17 12 11
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -1
Contract jobs citing .NET 246 294 252
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 8.26% 9.12% 9.71%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 30.00% 37.98% 41.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 189 199 159
Average daily rate £360 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £417
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 7 6
Average hourly rate £81.25 £32.00 £28.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+153.90% +12.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.25 £32.00 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £116.25 £34.75 £39.42
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £32.25 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+24.03% -5.14%
.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 West region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
820 774 608
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 27.53% 24.01% 23.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 595 511 381
Average daily rate £375 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £290 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £460 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 17 21
Average hourly rate £38.75 £32.50 £33.84
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.23% -3.95%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.00 £32.00 £20.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.00 £46.50 £45.00
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 the South West

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

.NET Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

.NET
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

.NET Daily Rate Trend in the South West

.NET
Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing .NET across the South West region over the 3 months to 11 February 2016.

.NET Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

.NET
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

.NET Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

.NET
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing .NET across the South West region over the 3 months to 11 February 2016.

.NET Hourly Rate Histogram in the South West

.NET
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 3 months to 11 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
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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
Bristol +9 85 £350 -1.40% 86
Wiltshire +1 58 £350 -1.40% 31
Somerset -13 28 £400 - 37
Gloucestershire -6 21 £400 +4.57% 10
Devon +4 18 £325 +4.00% 13
Dorset -12 12 £375 +7.14% 36
Cornwall - 3 £325 - 4
.NET
England

.NET
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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.

1 427 (66.82%) C#
2 295 (46.17%) SQL Server
3 283 (44.29%) JavaScript
4 279 (43.66%) ASP.NET
5 260 (40.69%) MVC
6 252 (39.44%) HTML
7 244 (38.18%) SQL
8 235 (36.78%) Agile Software Development
9 212 (33.18%) CSS
10 188 (29.42%) Microsoft
11 154 (24.10%) .NET Framework
12 133 (20.81%) ASP.NET MVC
13 131 (20.50%) Scrum
14 108 (16.90%) Windows
15 92 (14.40%) HTML5
15 92 (14.40%) jQuery
16 90 (14.08%) WCF
16 90 (14.08%) Web Services
17 88 (13.77%) AngularJS
18 87 (13.62%) Security Cleared
19 84 (13.15%) Team Foundation Server
20 81 (12.68%) Visual Studio
20 81 (12.68%) IIS
21 77 (12.05%) Entity Framework
22 74 (11.58%) TDD
23 71 (11.11%) Unit Testing
24 70 (10.95%) Software Engineering
25 67 (10.49%) ASP.NET Web API
26 64 (10.02%) SharePoint
27 63 (9.86%) Finance

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

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 81 (12.68%) IIS
2 64 (10.02%) SharePoint
3 34 (5.32%) BizTalk Server
3 34 (5.32%) CMS
4 20 (3.13%) Umbraco
5 14 (2.19%) SharePoint 2013
6 12 (1.88%) Apache
7 11 (1.72%) Node.js
8 8 (1.25%) SAS
9 7 (1.10%) Sitecore CMS
10 5 (0.78%) EPiServer CMS
10 5 (0.78%) Kentico
10 5 (0.78%) SharePoint 2010
11 3 (0.47%) Elasticsearch
12 2 (0.31%) Apache Solr
12 2 (0.31%) Jetty
12 2 (0.31%) MQSeries
12 2 (0.31%) nginx
12 2 (0.31%) Skype for Business
12 2 (0.31%) WebSphere
Applications
1 30 (4.69%) MS Excel
2 9 (1.41%) MS Office
3 4 (0.63%) Adobe Illustrator
3 4 (0.63%) InfoPath
3 4 (0.63%) Photoshop
4 3 (0.47%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.47%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (0.31%) CATIA
Business Applications
1 17 (2.66%) Dynamics AX
2 9 (1.41%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 8 (1.25%) Payment Gateway
4 7 (1.10%) Dynamics CRM
4 7 (1.10%) Oracle EBS
5 2 (0.31%) BPCS
5 2 (0.31%) Fredhopper
5 2 (0.31%) SDL Web 8
6 1 (0.16%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 53 (8.29%) Microsoft Azure
2 37 (5.79%) Amazon AWS
3 10 (1.56%) SaaS
4 4 (0.63%) IaaS
5 3 (0.47%) GitHub
5 3 (0.47%) Office 365
5 3 (0.47%) PaaS
6 2 (0.31%) Amazon EC2
6 2 (0.31%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (0.31%) Google App Engine
6 2 (0.31%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.16%) Trello
7 1 (0.16%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 16 (2.50%) Internet
2 9 (1.41%) LDAP
3 8 (1.25%) TCP/IP
4 7 (1.10%) SSL
5 6 (0.94%) HTTP
6 4 (0.63%) Intranet
7 3 (0.47%) DNS
7 3 (0.47%) Firewall
8 2 (0.31%) DHCP
8 2 (0.31%) FTP
8 2 (0.31%) IPsec
8 2 (0.31%) SNMP
9 1 (0.16%) AMQP
9 1 (0.16%) GSM
9 1 (0.16%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 295 (46.17%) SQL Server
2 36 (5.63%) SQL Server 2008
3 35 (5.48%) Relational Database
4 28 (4.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 25 (3.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 24 (3.76%) SQL Server 2012
7 20 (3.13%) Data Warehouse
8 19 (2.97%) MySQL
9 15 (2.35%) RDBMS
10 13 (2.03%) PostgreSQL
11 12 (1.88%) SQL Server 2005
12 11 (1.72%) SQL Server 2014
13 9 (1.41%) Oracle BI EE
14 8 (1.25%) Big Data
15 6 (0.94%) Data Mining
15 6 (0.94%) MS Access
16 5 (0.78%) Amazon DynamoDB
16 5 (0.78%) BusinessObjects
16 5 (0.78%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 5 (0.78%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 84 (13.15%) Team Foundation Server
2 81 (12.68%) Visual Studio
3 43 (6.73%) SpecFlow
4 42 (6.57%) Selenium
5 22 (3.44%) NUnit
6 15 (2.35%) TeamCity
7 13 (2.03%) Jenkins
8 12 (1.88%) Git (software)
9 11 (1.72%) Cucumber
10 9 (1.41%) JUnit
10 9 (1.41%) Moq
10 9 (1.41%) MorphX
10 9 (1.41%) Rhino Mocks
11 8 (1.25%) Rational DOORS
12 7 (1.10%) JIRA
13 6 (0.94%) Bitbucket
13 6 (0.94%) Octopus Deploy
14 5 (0.78%) MSTest
14 5 (0.78%) ReSharper
15 3 (0.47%) WebDriver
General
1 63 (9.86%) Finance
2 26 (4.07%) Back Office
3 18 (2.82%) Telecoms
4 16 (2.50%) Manufacturing
5 14 (2.19%) Marketing
6 11 (1.72%) Electronics
7 5 (0.78%) Banking
7 5 (0.78%) Retail
8 4 (0.63%) Advertising
8 4 (0.63%) Military
9 3 (0.47%) Financial Institution
10 2 (0.31%) Games
10 2 (0.31%) Law
10 2 (0.31%) Local Government
10 2 (0.31%) Publishing
11 1 (0.16%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 456 (71.36%) Developer
2 243 (38.03%) .NET Developer
3 133 (20.81%) C# Developer
4 91 (14.24%) C# .NET Developer
5 62 (9.70%) ASP.NET Developer
6 55 (8.61%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
7 46 (7.20%) SQL Developer
8 43 (6.73%) Web Developer
9 42 (6.57%) Analyst
10 38 (5.95%) C# ASP.NET Developer
11 36 (5.63%) Software Developer
12 32 (5.01%) Senior Developer
12 32 (5.01%) Software Engineer
13 26 (4.07%) Senior .NET Developer
14 22 (3.44%) Consultant
15 21 (3.29%) Architect
15 21 (3.29%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
16 19 (2.97%) Angular Developer
16 19 (2.97%) Applications Support
16 19 (2.97%) Senior C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 279 (43.66%) ASP.NET
2 252 (39.44%) HTML
3 212 (33.18%) CSS
4 154 (24.10%) .NET Framework
5 133 (20.81%) ASP.NET MVC
6 92 (14.40%) HTML5
6 92 (14.40%) jQuery
7 90 (14.08%) WCF
7 90 (14.08%) Web Services
8 88 (13.77%) AngularJS
9 77 (12.05%) Entity Framework
10 67 (10.49%) ASP.NET Web API
11 52 (8.14%) XML
12 44 (6.89%) CSS3
13 34 (5.32%) REST
14 28 (4.38%) KnockoutJS
15 27 (4.23%) JSON
16 25 (3.91%) ASP.NET MVC 4
17 24 (3.76%) WPF
18 20 (3.13%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 58 (9.08%) Analytical Skills
2 35 (5.48%) User Experience
3 18 (2.82%) Mobile App
4 17 (2.66%) Client/Server
5 16 (2.50%) Enterprise Software
6 12 (1.88%) Inversion of Control
7 11 (1.72%) Data Structures
8 9 (1.41%) Digital Media
9 6 (0.94%) AS400
9 6 (0.94%) Computer Science
9 6 (0.94%) iSeries
10 5 (0.78%) Data Protection Act
11 4 (0.63%) Data Integration
12 3 (0.47%) Management Information System
13 2 (0.31%) Mathematics
13 2 (0.31%) Replication
14 1 (0.16%) Fat Client
14 1 (0.16%) Mainframe
14 1 (0.16%) N-Tier
14 1 (0.16%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 108 (16.90%) Windows
2 45 (7.04%) Windows Server
3 33 (5.16%) Windows Server 2003
4 17 (2.66%) Unix
5 16 (2.50%) Windows Server 2008
6 14 (2.19%) Android
7 13 (2.03%) Apple iOS
7 13 (2.03%) Linux
8 9 (1.41%) Windows CE
8 9 (1.41%) Windows Server 2012
9 4 (0.63%) Windows 7
9 4 (0.63%) Windows XP
10 3 (0.47%) Mac OS X
11 2 (0.31%) CentOS
12 1 (0.16%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.16%) Solaris
12 1 (0.16%) Windows Phone
12 1 (0.16%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 260 (40.69%) MVC
2 235 (36.78%) Agile Software Development
3 131 (20.50%) Scrum
4 74 (11.58%) TDD
5 71 (11.11%) Unit Testing
6 70 (10.95%) Software Engineering
7 57 (8.92%) Automated Testing
8 50 (7.82%) Web Development
9 49 (7.67%) OO
10 48 (7.51%) BDD
11 46 (7.20%) UML
12 31 (4.85%) E-Commerce
12 31 (4.85%) SOA
13 30 (4.69%) Business Intelligence
13 30 (4.69%) Front End Development
14 29 (4.54%) Continuous Integration
14 29 (4.54%) ITIL
15 28 (4.38%) OOD
16 27 (4.23%) Release Management
17 22 (3.44%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 427 (66.82%) C#
2 283 (44.29%) JavaScript
3 244 (38.18%) SQL
4 55 (8.61%) C++
5 43 (6.73%) VB.NET
6 36 (5.63%) Java
7 31 (4.85%) T-SQL
8 30 (4.69%) VB
9 26 (4.07%) Ruby
10 19 (2.97%) TypeScript
11 18 (2.82%) PowerShell
12 17 (2.66%) PL/SQL
13 16 (2.50%) C
13 16 (2.50%) Python
14 14 (2.19%) Perl
15 13 (2.03%) PHP
15 13 (2.03%) VB6
16 11 (1.72%) VBScript
17 10 (1.56%) VBA
18 7 (1.10%) VC++
Qualifications
1 87 (13.62%) Security Cleared
2 63 (9.86%) SC Cleared
3 29 (4.54%) DV Cleared
4 28 (4.38%) Degree
5 11 (1.72%) Microsoft Certification
6 5 (0.78%) HNC
6 5 (0.78%) HND
6 5 (0.78%) MCTS
7 4 (0.63%) BC Cleared
8 3 (0.47%) MCAD
8 3 (0.47%) MCITP
8 3 (0.47%) MCSD
9 1 (0.16%) BPSS Clearance
9 1 (0.16%) CISSP
9 1 (0.16%) CREST Certified
9 1 (0.16%) ISSAP
9 1 (0.16%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.16%) MCPD
9 1 (0.16%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 1 (0.16%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (1.88%) QA
2 7 (1.10%) ISO 14001
2 7 (1.10%) ISO 9001
3 5 (0.78%) Basel II
3 5 (0.78%) Disclosure Scotland
3 5 (0.78%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.16%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.16%) SDET
4 1 (0.16%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (2.03%) Active Directory
2 8 (1.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (0.47%) VMware ESX
3 3 (0.47%) vSphere
3 3 (0.47%) XenApp
4 2 (0.31%) Xen
5 1 (0.16%) Firmware
5 1 (0.16%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 4 (0.63%) SCCM
2 3 (0.47%) Kibana
3 2 (0.31%) Puppet
4 1 (0.16%) Ansible
4 1 (0.16%) CA Single Sign-On
4 1 (0.16%) CloudHub
4 1 (0.16%) Data Guard
4 1 (0.16%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 1 (0.16%) Oracle Flashback
4 1 (0.16%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 188 (29.42%) Microsoft
2 55 (8.61%) Oracle
3 14 (2.19%) EPiServer
4 11 (1.72%) Xamarin
5 10 (1.56%) Sitecore
6 9 (1.41%) SAP
6 9 (1.41%) VMware
7 8 (1.25%) IBM
7 8 (1.25%) Salesforce.com
8 7 (1.10%) Siebel
9 6 (0.94%) Apple
9 6 (0.94%) Infor
10 5 (0.78%) Teradata
11 4 (0.63%) MAPICS
11 4 (0.63%) Nintex
12 3 (0.47%) Citrix
12 3 (0.47%) Google
12 3 (0.47%) Remedy
12 3 (0.47%) Sencha
12 3 (0.47%) Symantec
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