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 22 December 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
22 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft .NET (dotNet)
Rank 12 9 10
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +1
Contract jobs citing .NET 295 259 256
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 9.04% 10.89% 9.55%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 34.95% 43.97% 37.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 199 186 153
Average daily rate
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£333 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £400 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 8 14
Average hourly rate £40.25 £28.75 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+40.00% -17.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £24.90 £12.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.65 £31.16 £46.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-7.69% -
.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
844 589 674
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 25.87% 24.77% 25.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 564 400 407
Average daily rate £375 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £250 £236
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £425 £468
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 24 30
Average hourly rate £47.50 £30.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+58.33% -14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £19.72 £18.63
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £37.00 £54.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -2.94%

.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 22 December 2014.

.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 22 December 2014.

.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 22 December 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.

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
Somerset -1 76 £325 -13.33% 29
Bristol -7 69 £355 +1.42% 53
Wiltshire -4 59 £350 +1.44% 28
Gloucestershire -7 42 £331 +10.41% 25
Dorset +4 20 £375 +15.38% 36
Devon -22 8 £313 +17.92% 16
Cornwall - - - - 1
.NET
England

.NET
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 22 December 2014, 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.

1 382 (67.37%) C#
2 262 (46.21%) ASP.NET
3 258 (45.50%) SQL
4 239 (42.15%) SQL Server
5 168 (29.63%) JavaScript
6 156 (27.51%) Microsoft
7 155 (27.34%) HTML
8 154 (27.16%) Agile Software Development
9 131 (23.10%) CSS
10 128 (22.57%) MVC
11 123 (21.69%) ASP.NET MVC
12 111 (19.58%) Visual Studio
13 109 (19.22%) Scrum
14 102 (17.99%) Team Foundation Server
15 101 (17.81%) Security Cleared
16 89 (15.70%) jQuery
17 80 (14.11%) Unit Testing
18 77 (13.58%) .NET Framework
18 77 (13.58%) SC Cleared
19 75 (13.23%) T-SQL
20 71 (12.52%) VB.NET
21 70 (12.35%) HTML5
22 68 (11.99%) Web Services
23 65 (11.46%) Finance
23 65 (11.46%) WCF
24 62 (10.93%) SQL Server 2008
25 61 (10.76%) XML
26 59 (10.41%) Java
26 59 (10.41%) SharePoint
26 59 (10.41%) ASP.NET MVC 4

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

For the 6 months to 22 December 2014, 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 59 (10.41%) SharePoint
2 43 (7.58%) CMS
3 39 (6.88%) SharePoint 2010
4 29 (5.11%) SharePoint 2013
5 27 (4.76%) BizTalk Server
6 23 (4.06%) Umbraco
7 20 (3.53%) Sitecore CMS
8 16 (2.82%) IIS
9 14 (2.47%) Node.js
10 11 (1.94%) Exchange Server 2013
10 11 (1.94%) Lync
11 8 (1.41%) K2 blackpearl
12 5 (0.88%) WebLogic
13 4 (0.71%) SAS
13 4 (0.71%) Apache
13 4 (0.71%) MS Project Server
14 3 (0.53%) LiveCycle
14 3 (0.53%) Kentico
15 2 (0.35%) Elasticsearch
15 2 (0.35%) Drupal
Applications
1 39 (6.88%) MS Excel
2 10 (1.76%) MS Project
3 9 (1.59%) Spreadsheet
4 7 (1.23%) MS Office
5 3 (0.53%) Photoshop
6 2 (0.35%) InfoPath
7 1 (0.18%) PowerPivot
7 1 (0.18%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 24 (4.23%) Dynamics CRM
2 16 (2.82%) Dynamics AX
2 16 (2.82%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 3 (0.53%) Oracle BPM
4 2 (0.35%) SAP ECC
4 2 (0.35%) Visualfiles
4 2 (0.35%) SAP CRM
4 2 (0.35%) Summit
4 2 (0.35%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.18%) Cerner Millennium
5 1 (0.18%) LabWindows
Cloud Services
1 30 (5.29%) Microsoft Azure
2 16 (2.82%) Cloud Computing
3 7 (1.23%) SaaS
4 2 (0.35%) Office 365
4 2 (0.35%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.18%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 5 (0.88%) Firewall
2 3 (0.53%) Intranet
2 3 (0.53%) LDAP
3 2 (0.35%) HTTP
3 2 (0.35%) TCP/IP
3 2 (0.35%) VPN
3 2 (0.35%) DNS
3 2 (0.35%) 3G
3 2 (0.35%) IPsec
4 1 (0.18%) iSCSI
4 1 (0.18%) NAS
4 1 (0.18%) Internet
4 1 (0.18%) Extranet
4 1 (0.18%) HTTPS
4 1 (0.18%) SAN
4 1 (0.18%) DMZ
4 1 (0.18%) LAN
4 1 (0.18%) WAN
4 1 (0.18%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 239 (42.15%) SQL Server
2 62 (10.93%) SQL Server 2008
3 34 (6.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 33 (5.82%) SQL Server 2005
5 27 (4.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 27 (4.76%) Relational Database
6 25 (4.41%) MySQL
7 18 (3.17%) SQL Server 2012
8 15 (2.65%) Oracle Database
9 14 (2.47%) MS Access
10 13 (2.29%) RDBMS
11 11 (1.94%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 10 (1.76%) SQL Server 2000
13 8 (1.41%) Oracle Database 10g
13 8 (1.41%) Crystal Reports
13 8 (1.41%) MongoDB
14 6 (1.06%) Oracle Reports
15 5 (0.88%) DTS
16 3 (0.53%) DB2
16 3 (0.53%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 111 (19.58%) Visual Studio
2 102 (17.99%) Team Foundation Server
3 14 (2.47%) Git (software)
4 13 (2.29%) Jenkins
5 8 (1.41%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 7 (1.23%) NUnit
6 7 (1.23%) SpecFlow
7 6 (1.06%) Selenium
8 5 (0.88%) Oracle APEX
8 5 (0.88%) Subversion
8 5 (0.88%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 4 (0.71%) Cucumber
9 4 (0.71%) Hudson
10 3 (0.53%) TeamCity
10 3 (0.53%) FitNesse
11 2 (0.35%) Maven
11 2 (0.35%) PVCS
11 2 (0.35%) Ant
11 2 (0.35%) SoapUI
11 2 (0.35%) WebDriver
General
1 65 (11.46%) Finance
2 30 (5.29%) Back Office
3 25 (4.41%) Marketing
4 20 (3.53%) Telecoms
5 19 (3.35%) Manufacturing
6 18 (3.17%) Retail
7 17 (3.00%) Electronics
8 11 (1.94%) Banking
9 6 (1.06%) Retail Banking
10 3 (0.53%) Legal
11 2 (0.35%) Financial Institution
11 2 (0.35%) Law
12 1 (0.18%) Automotive
12 1 (0.18%) Front Office
12 1 (0.18%) Advertising
12 1 (0.18%) Military
Job Titles
1 413 (72.84%) Developer
2 191 (33.69%) .NET Developer
3 69 (12.17%) C# Developer
4 56 (9.88%) C# .NET Developer
5 54 (9.52%) SQL Developer
6 41 (7.23%) Analyst
7 37 (6.53%) Architect
8 34 (6.00%) ASP.NET Developer
9 31 (5.47%) Web Developer
10 27 (4.76%) Software Developer
10 27 (4.76%) Senior Developer
11 25 (4.41%) C# ASP.NET Developer
11 25 (4.41%) SharePoint Developer
12 20 (3.53%) Programmer
13 19 (3.35%) Consultant
14 17 (3.00%) Applications Developer
15 15 (2.65%) Umbraco Developer
16 14 (2.47%) Database Developer
16 14 (2.47%) Senior .NET Developer
17 13 (2.29%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 262 (46.21%) ASP.NET
2 155 (27.34%) HTML
3 131 (23.10%) CSS
4 123 (21.69%) ASP.NET MVC
5 89 (15.70%) jQuery
6 77 (13.58%) .NET Framework
7 70 (12.35%) HTML5
8 68 (11.99%) Web Services
9 65 (11.46%) WCF
10 61 (10.76%) XML
11 59 (10.41%) ASP.NET MVC 4
12 48 (8.47%) CSS3
13 23 (4.06%) XSLT
14 22 (3.88%) JSON
14 22 (3.88%) REST
15 20 (3.53%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
16 19 (3.35%) ASP.NET MVC 3
17 17 (3.00%) AngularJS
17 17 (3.00%) SOAP
18 16 (2.82%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 18 (3.17%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (2.65%) DTV
3 13 (2.29%) Open Source
4 12 (2.12%) User Experience
5 11 (1.94%) Clustering
6 10 (1.76%) Management Information System
6 10 (1.76%) Mobile App
7 8 (1.41%) Computer Science
8 7 (1.23%) Data Integration
9 6 (1.06%) Enterprise Software
9 6 (1.06%) NHS
10 5 (0.88%) Replication
10 5 (0.88%) Mathematics
11 4 (0.71%) Graphic Design
11 4 (0.71%) 3D Graphics
12 3 (0.53%) N-Tier
12 3 (0.53%) GIS
12 3 (0.53%) Reference Data
13 2 (0.35%) Data Structures
13 2 (0.35%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 36 (6.35%) Windows
2 22 (3.88%) Linux
3 15 (2.65%) Apple iOS
4 11 (1.94%) Android
5 8 (1.41%) UNIX
6 7 (1.23%) Ubuntu
7 2 (0.35%) Solaris
7 2 (0.35%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.18%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.18%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.18%) Windows XP
8 1 (0.18%) zOS
8 1 (0.18%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 154 (27.16%) Agile Software Development
2 128 (22.57%) MVC
3 109 (19.22%) Scrum
4 80 (14.11%) Unit Testing
5 58 (10.23%) TDD
6 51 (8.99%) Automated Testing
7 46 (8.11%) Continuous Integration
8 41 (7.23%) Business Intelligence
9 31 (5.47%) Code Coverage
10 29 (5.11%) SOA
11 28 (4.94%) Migration
12 27 (4.76%) CRM
13 26 (4.59%) E-Commerce
14 24 (4.23%) OO
15 23 (4.06%) Release Management
16 22 (3.88%) Test Scripting
17 20 (3.53%) BDD
17 20 (3.53%) Software Engineering
18 17 (3.00%) Web Development
19 16 (2.82%) Digital Marketing
Programming Languages
1 382 (67.37%) C#
2 258 (45.50%) SQL
3 168 (29.63%) JavaScript
4 75 (13.23%) T-SQL
5 71 (12.52%) VB.NET
6 59 (10.41%) Java
7 22 (3.88%) VB
8 20 (3.53%) PL/SQL
9 17 (3.00%) PHP
10 14 (2.47%) VBA
11 11 (1.94%) C++
12 8 (1.41%) VB6
12 8 (1.41%) Scala
13 7 (1.23%) PowerShell
14 4 (0.71%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
15 3 (0.53%) TypeScript
15 3 (0.53%) C
15 3 (0.53%) Python
16 2 (0.35%) Embedded C
16 2 (0.35%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 101 (17.81%) Security Cleared
2 77 (13.58%) SC Cleared
3 15 (2.65%) ISEB
4 10 (1.76%) Degree
5 9 (1.59%) DV Cleared
6 5 (0.88%) ISTQB
7 2 (0.35%) BC Cleared
7 2 (0.35%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 2 (0.35%) Oracle Certification
8 1 (0.18%) SAP Certification
8 1 (0.18%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.18%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.18%) HNC
8 1 (0.18%) HND
8 1 (0.18%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (3.17%) QA
2 5 (0.88%) HL7
2 5 (0.88%) ISO 9001
2 5 (0.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (0.53%) WCAG
3 3 (0.53%) SLA
4 2 (0.35%) ISO 14001
4 2 (0.35%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.18%) Data Quality
System Software
1 15 (2.65%) Active Directory
2 10 (1.76%) Hyper-V
3 2 (0.35%) vSphere
3 2 (0.35%) UAG
3 2 (0.35%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.18%) NFS
4 1 (0.18%) Oracle RMAN
4 1 (0.18%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (0.18%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 4 (0.71%) Puppet
1 4 (0.71%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (0.35%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 2 (0.35%) MIIS
3 1 (0.18%) Data Guard
3 1 (0.18%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 1 (0.18%) OpenView
Vendors
1 156 (27.51%) Microsoft
2 48 (8.47%) Oracle
3 30 (5.29%) Sitecore
4 26 (4.59%) SAP
5 8 (1.41%) EPiServer
6 7 (1.23%) Open Text
7 6 (1.06%) Telerik
7 6 (1.06%) Sencha
8 4 (0.71%) Google
8 4 (0.71%) Zend
9 3 (0.53%) Salesforce.com
9 3 (0.53%) Cerner
9 3 (0.53%) Adobe
10 2 (0.35%) Business Objects
10 2 (0.35%) VMware
10 2 (0.35%) IBM
10 2 (0.35%) Rackspace
11 1 (0.18%) Talend
11 1 (0.18%) F5
11 1 (0.18%) DevExpress
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