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 27 March 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft .NET (dotNet)
Rank 10 15 8
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -7
Contract jobs citing .NET 319 256 275
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 10.24% 8.86% 11.40%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 41.70% 33.68% 45.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 234 143 175
Average daily rate
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£350 £330 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £278 £264 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £471 £405
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 8 7
Average hourly rate £32.50 £42.50 £41.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.52% +3.65%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.00 £15.70 £34.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.75 £55.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £34.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+1.44% -1.42%
.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
765 760 609
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 24.57% 26.31% 25.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 499 474 387
Average daily rate £375 £325 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% +1.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 14 13
Average hourly rate £35.00 £45.00 £36.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.22% +23.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.00 £27.50 £14.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £55.00 £44.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -

.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 27 March 2015.

.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 27 March 2015.

.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 27 March 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
Somerset +6 91 £350 +6.06% 41
Bristol +1 58 £355 +9.23% 58
Wiltshire -3 52 £353 +9.30% 30
Gloucestershire +3 46 £385 +18.46% 37
Dorset -3 37 £305 -36.45% 60
Devon -1 17 £250 -14.52% 13
Cornwall +4 3 £363 - 4
Avon - - - -
.NET
England

.NET
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, 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.

1 430 (70.26%) C#
2 300 (49.02%) ASP.NET
3 276 (45.10%) SQL
4 242 (39.54%) SQL Server
5 197 (32.19%) JavaScript
6 190 (31.05%) HTML
7 189 (30.88%) Microsoft
8 186 (30.39%) MVC
9 177 (28.92%) Agile Software Development
10 154 (25.16%) CSS
11 133 (21.73%) .NET Framework
12 128 (20.92%) ASP.NET MVC
13 111 (18.14%) Visual Studio
14 109 (17.81%) jQuery
15 102 (16.67%) Scrum
16 97 (15.85%) Security Cleared
17 84 (13.73%) Team Foundation Server
18 81 (13.24%) Unit Testing
18 81 (13.24%) WCF
19 80 (13.07%) Java
20 79 (12.91%) Web Services
21 73 (11.93%) VB.NET
22 71 (11.60%) Oracle
23 68 (11.11%) SC Cleared
24 63 (10.29%) HTML5
24 63 (10.29%) Finance
25 61 (9.97%) XML
26 60 (9.80%) SQL Server 2008
27 57 (9.31%) T-SQL
28 56 (9.15%) Windows

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

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, 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 49 (8.01%) CMS
2 45 (7.35%) SharePoint
3 35 (5.72%) BizTalk Server
4 31 (5.07%) SharePoint 2010
5 28 (4.58%) SharePoint 2013
6 23 (3.76%) IIS
7 19 (3.10%) Umbraco
8 18 (2.94%) K2 blackpearl
9 14 (2.29%) Node.js
10 11 (1.80%) Exchange Server 2013
10 11 (1.80%) Lync
11 10 (1.63%) Sitecore CMS
12 6 (0.98%) Apache
13 4 (0.65%) MS Exchange
13 4 (0.65%) SAS
14 3 (0.49%) LiveCycle
15 2 (0.33%) MQSeries
15 2 (0.33%) NetWeaver
16 1 (0.16%) WebLogic
16 1 (0.16%) CICS
Applications
1 41 (6.70%) MS Excel
2 11 (1.80%) MS Project
3 7 (1.14%) Spreadsheet
4 4 (0.65%) MS Office
5 3 (0.49%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.16%) PowerPivot
6 1 (0.16%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.16%) Fireworks
6 1 (0.16%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 26 (4.25%) Dynamics CRM
2 18 (2.94%) Dynamics AX
3 9 (1.47%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.33%) SAP ERP
4 2 (0.33%) SAP ECC
4 2 (0.33%) SAP CRM
4 2 (0.33%) Summit
4 2 (0.33%) Visualfiles
5 1 (0.16%) CODA-Financials
5 1 (0.16%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 36 (5.88%) Microsoft Azure
2 14 (2.29%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (0.33%) SaaS
4 1 (0.16%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (0.98%) Firewall
2 5 (0.82%) IPsec
2 5 (0.82%) DHCP
2 5 (0.82%) VPN
2 5 (0.82%) DNS
3 3 (0.49%) Intranet
4 2 (0.33%) Internet
4 2 (0.33%) 3G
5 1 (0.16%) Extranet
5 1 (0.16%) HTTP
5 1 (0.16%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.16%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 242 (39.54%) SQL Server
2 60 (9.80%) SQL Server 2008
3 38 (6.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 33 (5.39%) SQL Server 2005
5 30 (4.90%) MySQL
6 27 (4.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 21 (3.43%) MS Access
8 20 (3.27%) MongoDB
8 20 (3.27%) SQL Server 2012
9 19 (3.10%) Oracle Database
10 16 (2.61%) Relational Database
11 12 (1.96%) Crystal Reports
12 11 (1.80%) Couchbase
13 10 (1.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 10 (1.63%) SQL Server 2000
13 10 (1.63%) Oracle Database 10g
14 7 (1.14%) Oracle Reports
15 5 (0.82%) Data Warehouse
15 5 (0.82%) DTS
15 5 (0.82%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 111 (18.14%) Visual Studio
2 84 (13.73%) Team Foundation Server
3 17 (2.78%) NUnit
4 15 (2.45%) Git (software)
5 14 (2.29%) MSTest
5 14 (2.29%) Jenkins
6 11 (1.80%) Subversion
7 8 (1.31%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 8 (1.31%) Oracle Forms
8 5 (0.82%) Oracle APEX
8 5 (0.82%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 4 (0.65%) Hudson
9 4 (0.65%) Selenium
9 4 (0.65%) TeamCity
9 4 (0.65%) Log4Net
10 3 (0.49%) SpecFlow
11 2 (0.33%) Jasmine
11 2 (0.33%) Bitbucket
11 2 (0.33%) SoapUI
11 2 (0.33%) MSBuild
General
1 63 (10.29%) Finance
2 44 (7.19%) Retail
3 28 (4.58%) Manufacturing
3 28 (4.58%) Back Office
4 22 (3.59%) Marketing
5 10 (1.63%) Banking
6 9 (1.47%) Telecoms
7 8 (1.31%) Electronics
8 6 (0.98%) Retail Banking
9 4 (0.65%) Legal
10 2 (0.33%) Games
10 2 (0.33%) Financial Institution
10 2 (0.33%) Aerospace
11 1 (0.16%) Automotive
11 1 (0.16%) Law
11 1 (0.16%) Advertising
11 1 (0.16%) Publishing
11 1 (0.16%) Billing
Job Titles
1 442 (72.22%) Developer
2 239 (39.05%) .NET Developer
3 69 (11.27%) C# Developer
4 60 (9.80%) C# .NET Developer
5 58 (9.48%) SQL Developer
6 53 (8.66%) Architect
7 47 (7.68%) ASP.NET Developer
8 46 (7.52%) Analyst
9 34 (5.56%) Web Developer
9 34 (5.56%) Senior Developer
10 33 (5.39%) C# ASP.NET Developer
11 31 (5.07%) Software Developer
12 30 (4.90%) Solutions Architect
13 25 (4.08%) Software Engineer
14 22 (3.59%) Senior .NET Developer
15 18 (2.94%) Applications Developer
15 18 (2.94%) AWS Developer
16 17 (2.78%) Programmer
16 17 (2.78%) SharePoint Developer
17 14 (2.29%) Agile .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 300 (49.02%) ASP.NET
2 190 (31.05%) HTML
3 154 (25.16%) CSS
4 133 (21.73%) .NET Framework
5 128 (20.92%) ASP.NET MVC
6 109 (17.81%) jQuery
7 81 (13.24%) WCF
8 79 (12.91%) Web Services
9 63 (10.29%) HTML5
10 61 (9.97%) XML
11 42 (6.86%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
12 37 (6.05%) CSS3
13 36 (5.88%) ASP.NET MVC 4
14 34 (5.56%) WPF
15 33 (5.39%) ASP.NET Web API
16 30 (4.90%) REST
17 24 (3.92%) LINQ
17 24 (3.92%) SOAP
18 22 (3.59%) Ajax
18 22 (3.59%) ASP.NET MVC 3
Miscellaneous
1 21 (3.43%) Management Information System
2 17 (2.78%) Analytical Skills
3 16 (2.61%) GIS
4 13 (2.12%) User Experience
5 11 (1.80%) Open Source
6 10 (1.63%) Enterprise Software
6 10 (1.63%) Clustering
7 9 (1.47%) Data Integration
8 8 (1.31%) DTV
9 7 (1.14%) Smartcard
10 6 (0.98%) Computer Science
10 6 (0.98%) Mobile App
11 5 (0.82%) Data Structures
11 5 (0.82%) Graphic Design
11 5 (0.82%) N-Tier
12 4 (0.65%) Mainframe
12 4 (0.65%) 3D Graphics
12 4 (0.65%) Replication
13 3 (0.49%) Mathematics
13 3 (0.49%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 56 (9.15%) Windows
2 20 (3.27%) Linux
3 12 (1.96%) Apple iOS
4 8 (1.31%) Windows 8
4 8 (1.31%) Android
4 8 (1.31%) UNIX
5 7 (1.14%) Ubuntu
6 6 (0.98%) Windows CE
7 5 (0.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 5 (0.82%) Windows 7
8 4 (0.65%) Windows XP
9 1 (0.16%) zOS
9 1 (0.16%) Solaris
9 1 (0.16%) Windows Mobile
9 1 (0.16%) Windows XP Embedded
Processes & Methodologies
1 186 (30.39%) MVC
2 177 (28.92%) Agile Software Development
3 102 (16.67%) Scrum
4 81 (13.24%) Unit Testing
5 52 (8.50%) TDD
6 48 (7.84%) CRM
7 42 (6.86%) SOA
8 41 (6.70%) E-Commerce
9 34 (5.56%) UML
9 34 (5.56%) Business Intelligence
10 33 (5.39%) OO
11 32 (5.23%) BDD
12 31 (5.07%) Software Engineering
13 29 (4.74%) Migration
14 28 (4.58%) Continuous Integration
15 26 (4.25%) Web Development
16 24 (3.92%) Automated Testing
16 24 (3.92%) ITIL
16 24 (3.92%) Waterfall
17 22 (3.59%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 430 (70.26%) C#
2 276 (45.10%) SQL
3 197 (32.19%) JavaScript
4 80 (13.07%) Java
5 73 (11.93%) VB.NET
6 57 (9.31%) T-SQL
7 44 (7.19%) VB
8 24 (3.92%) C++
9 20 (3.27%) PL/SQL
10 17 (2.78%) VBA
11 11 (1.80%) C
12 10 (1.63%) VB6
13 8 (1.31%) Scala
14 6 (0.98%) PowerShell
14 6 (0.98%) PHP
15 5 (0.82%) XAML
16 4 (0.65%) X++
16 4 (0.65%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
16 4 (0.65%) TypeScript
17 2 (0.33%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 97 (15.85%) Security Cleared
2 68 (11.11%) SC Cleared
3 24 (3.92%) ISEB
4 15 (2.45%) DV Cleared
5 11 (1.80%) Degree
6 5 (0.82%) ISTQB
6 5 (0.82%) MCP
7 4 (0.65%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (0.33%) MCSD
8 2 (0.33%) BC Cleared
8 2 (0.33%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 1 (0.16%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (0.16%) PhD
9 1 (0.16%) CCNP
9 1 (0.16%) CCNA
9 1 (0.16%) Oracle Certification
9 1 (0.16%) SAP Certification
9 1 (0.16%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 1 (0.16%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (3.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 18 (2.94%) ISO 9000
3 13 (2.12%) QA
4 5 (0.82%) ISO 9001
5 3 (0.49%) SLA
5 3 (0.49%) WCAG
6 2 (0.33%) ISO 14001
6 2 (0.33%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.16%) JSP 440
System Software
1 21 (3.43%) Active Directory
2 10 (1.63%) Hyper-V
3 7 (1.14%) vSphere
4 5 (0.82%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (0.82%) XenApp
5 1 (0.16%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 17 (2.78%) Puppet
2 6 (0.98%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.16%) SCOrch
3 1 (0.16%) Nagios
3 1 (0.16%) AppManager
3 1 (0.16%) WMI
3 1 (0.16%) SCCM
3 1 (0.16%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 189 (30.88%) Microsoft
2 71 (11.60%) Oracle
3 31 (5.07%) SAP
4 17 (2.78%) Sitecore
5 7 (1.14%) VMware
5 7 (1.14%) ESRI
6 6 (0.98%) Telerik
6 6 (0.98%) Sencha
7 5 (0.82%) Wyse
7 5 (0.82%) IBM
7 5 (0.82%) Salesforce.com
7 5 (0.82%) Red Hat
7 5 (0.82%) Citrix
8 3 (0.49%) Adobe
8 3 (0.49%) Business Objects
9 2 (0.33%) Apple
9 2 (0.33%) JD Edwards
9 2 (0.33%) EPiServer
9 2 (0.33%) OpenText
9 2 (0.33%) Xamarin
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