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 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 12 11 13
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +2
Contract jobs citing .NET 291 243 251
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 9.12% 9.91% 10.09%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 37.26% 40.30% 39.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 203 161 159
Average daily rate
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£353 £350 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.71% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £265 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £415 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 5 13
Average hourly rate £32.50 £27.00 £36.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.37% -25.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.00 £15.40 £12.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.00 £32.31 £40.70
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 West region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
781 603 629
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 24.48% 24.59% 25.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 526 385 394
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 £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £430 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 21 26
Average hourly rate £36.40 £31.92 £36.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.03% -12.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.00 £19.30 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.50 £44.10 £54.50
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 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 30 January 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
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 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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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 +4 85 £362 -3.53% 20
Bristol -5 57 £350 -6.66% 71
Wiltshire -5 46 £353 +8.46% 30
Gloucestershire -3 35 £375 +25.00% 53
Dorset +2 34 £375 -7.69% 69
Devon -16 15 £313 +17.92% 12
Cornwall - - - -
.NET
England

.NET
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 30 January 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.

1 378 (68.85%) C#
2 255 (46.45%) SQL
3 254 (46.27%) ASP.NET
4 220 (40.07%) SQL Server
5 178 (32.42%) Microsoft
6 169 (30.78%) JavaScript
7 151 (27.50%) HTML
8 143 (26.05%) Agile Software Development
9 142 (25.87%) MVC
10 125 (22.77%) CSS
11 122 (22.22%) ASP.NET MVC
12 95 (17.30%) Team Foundation Server
13 94 (17.12%) Visual Studio
13 94 (17.12%) Scrum
14 91 (16.58%) Security Cleared
14 91 (16.58%) jQuery
15 90 (16.39%) .NET Framework
16 77 (14.03%) Web Services
17 74 (13.48%) WCF
18 70 (12.75%) Unit Testing
18 70 (12.75%) T-SQL
19 67 (12.20%) VB.NET
20 65 (11.84%) SC Cleared
21 64 (11.66%) SQL Server 2008
22 63 (11.48%) Java
23 62 (11.29%) XML
24 61 (11.11%) HTML5
25 58 (10.56%) ASP.NET MVC 4
26 57 (10.38%) Finance
27 56 (10.20%) Oracle

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

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 (8.93%) SharePoint
2 36 (6.56%) CMS
3 35 (6.38%) SharePoint 2010
4 32 (5.83%) BizTalk Server
5 27 (4.92%) SharePoint 2013
6 22 (4.01%) Umbraco
7 14 (2.55%) IIS
8 13 (2.37%) Sitecore CMS
9 11 (2.00%) Node.js
9 11 (2.00%) Lync
9 11 (2.00%) Exchange Server 2013
10 6 (1.09%) Apache
11 4 (0.73%) MS Project Server
11 4 (0.73%) MS Exchange
11 4 (0.73%) SAS
12 3 (0.55%) WebLogic
12 3 (0.55%) Kentico
12 3 (0.55%) LiveCycle
13 2 (0.36%) NetWeaver
14 1 (0.18%) Sitefinity
Applications
1 33 (6.01%) MS Excel
2 10 (1.82%) MS Project
3 9 (1.64%) Spreadsheet
4 6 (1.09%) MS Office
5 3 (0.55%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.18%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.18%) InfoPath
6 1 (0.18%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 26 (4.74%) Dynamics CRM
2 16 (2.91%) Dynamics AX
3 11 (2.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.36%) SAP ECC
4 2 (0.36%) Oracle BPM
4 2 (0.36%) SAP ERP
4 2 (0.36%) Visualfiles
4 2 (0.36%) SAP CRM
5 1 (0.18%) Summit
5 1 (0.18%) CODA-Financials
5 1 (0.18%) Cerner Millennium
Cloud Services
1 33 (6.01%) Microsoft Azure
2 15 (2.73%) Cloud Computing
3 4 (0.73%) SaaS
4 2 (0.36%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (1.46%) Firewall
2 5 (0.91%) IPsec
2 5 (0.91%) DNS
2 5 (0.91%) VPN
2 5 (0.91%) DHCP
3 3 (0.55%) Intranet
4 2 (0.36%) 3G
5 1 (0.18%) DMZ
5 1 (0.18%) Internet
5 1 (0.18%) Extranet
5 1 (0.18%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.18%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 220 (40.07%) SQL Server
2 64 (11.66%) SQL Server 2008
3 37 (6.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 33 (6.01%) SQL Server 2005
5 29 (5.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 22 (4.01%) MySQL
7 20 (3.64%) Relational Database
8 19 (3.46%) SQL Server 2012
9 16 (2.91%) MS Access
10 13 (2.37%) Oracle Database
11 11 (2.00%) Crystal Reports
12 10 (1.82%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 8 (1.46%) SQL Server 2000
14 7 (1.28%) RDBMS
14 7 (1.28%) Oracle Database 10g
15 6 (1.09%) Oracle Reports
16 5 (0.91%) DTS
16 5 (0.91%) MongoDB
17 3 (0.55%) DB2
18 2 (0.36%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 95 (17.30%) Team Foundation Server
2 94 (17.12%) Visual Studio
3 16 (2.91%) Git (software)
3 16 (2.91%) Jenkins
4 9 (1.64%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 7 (1.28%) Subversion
6 5 (0.91%) Oracle APEX
6 5 (0.91%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 4 (0.73%) SpecFlow
7 4 (0.73%) Cucumber
7 4 (0.73%) Hudson
7 4 (0.73%) Selenium
7 4 (0.73%) NUnit
8 3 (0.55%) TeamCity
9 2 (0.36%) Bitbucket
9 2 (0.36%) Rhino Mocks
9 2 (0.36%) Moq
9 2 (0.36%) WebDriver
9 2 (0.36%) SoapUI
9 2 (0.36%) FitNesse
General
1 57 (10.38%) Finance
2 35 (6.38%) Retail
3 24 (4.37%) Back Office
4 23 (4.19%) Manufacturing
5 21 (3.83%) Marketing
6 15 (2.73%) Telecoms
7 11 (2.00%) Electronics
7 11 (2.00%) Banking
8 6 (1.09%) Retail Banking
9 4 (0.73%) Legal
10 2 (0.36%) Financial Institution
10 2 (0.36%) Advertising
10 2 (0.36%) Law
11 1 (0.18%) Billing
11 1 (0.18%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 392 (71.40%) Developer
2 184 (33.52%) .NET Developer
3 63 (11.48%) C# Developer
4 53 (9.65%) C# .NET Developer
5 48 (8.74%) Analyst
5 48 (8.74%) SQL Developer
6 47 (8.56%) Architect
7 36 (6.56%) Senior Developer
8 33 (6.01%) ASP.NET Developer
9 27 (4.92%) Software Developer
10 25 (4.55%) C# ASP.NET Developer
11 24 (4.37%) Web Developer
12 22 (4.01%) SharePoint Developer
12 22 (4.01%) Solutions Architect
13 20 (3.64%) Senior .NET Developer
14 19 (3.46%) Consultant
15 18 (3.28%) Programmer
16 16 (2.91%) Applications Developer
17 15 (2.73%) Umbraco Developer
18 14 (2.55%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 254 (46.27%) ASP.NET
2 151 (27.50%) HTML
3 125 (22.77%) CSS
4 122 (22.22%) ASP.NET MVC
5 91 (16.58%) jQuery
6 90 (16.39%) .NET Framework
7 77 (14.03%) Web Services
8 74 (13.48%) WCF
9 62 (11.29%) XML
10 61 (11.11%) HTML5
11 58 (10.56%) ASP.NET MVC 4
12 37 (6.74%) CSS3
13 23 (4.19%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
14 22 (4.01%) XSLT
15 21 (3.83%) SOAP
15 21 (3.83%) JSON
15 21 (3.83%) ASP.NET MVC 3
16 19 (3.46%) Ajax
17 17 (3.10%) RESTful
18 16 (2.91%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 19 (3.46%) Management Information System
2 16 (2.91%) Analytical Skills
3 14 (2.55%) GIS
4 10 (1.82%) Computer Science
4 10 (1.82%) DTV
4 10 (1.82%) Clustering
5 9 (1.64%) Data Integration
6 7 (1.28%) Open Source
6 7 (1.28%) Enterprise Software
7 6 (1.09%) User Experience
7 6 (1.09%) Mathematics
7 6 (1.09%) NHS
8 5 (0.91%) Mobile App
9 4 (0.73%) Data Structures
9 4 (0.73%) Graphic Design
9 4 (0.73%) N-Tier
9 4 (0.73%) Smartcard
9 4 (0.73%) Replication
9 4 (0.73%) 3D Graphics
10 3 (0.55%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 41 (7.47%) Windows
2 23 (4.19%) Linux
3 16 (2.91%) Apple iOS
4 12 (2.19%) Android
5 11 (2.00%) UNIX
6 7 (1.28%) Ubuntu
7 5 (0.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 5 (0.91%) Windows 7
7 5 (0.91%) Windows 8
8 3 (0.55%) Windows XP
9 1 (0.18%) zOS
9 1 (0.18%) Windows CE
9 1 (0.18%) Solaris
9 1 (0.18%) Windows Mobile
9 1 (0.18%) Windows XP Embedded
9 1 (0.18%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 143 (26.05%) Agile Software Development
2 142 (25.87%) MVC
3 94 (17.12%) Scrum
4 70 (12.75%) Unit Testing
5 47 (8.56%) TDD
6 42 (7.65%) Continuous Integration
7 39 (7.10%) CRM
8 36 (6.56%) Automated Testing
9 35 (6.38%) E-Commerce
9 35 (6.38%) Business Intelligence
10 33 (6.01%) Migration
11 29 (5.28%) Code Coverage
12 27 (4.92%) SOA
13 26 (4.74%) OO
14 22 (4.01%) Test Scripting
14 22 (4.01%) Software Engineering
14 22 (4.01%) UML
15 19 (3.46%) ITIL
16 18 (3.28%) Workflow
17 16 (2.91%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 378 (68.85%) C#
2 255 (46.45%) SQL
3 169 (30.78%) JavaScript
4 70 (12.75%) T-SQL
5 67 (12.20%) VB.NET
6 63 (11.48%) Java
7 38 (6.92%) VB
8 18 (3.28%) C++
9 15 (2.73%) PHP
10 14 (2.55%) VBA
11 13 (2.37%) PL/SQL
12 8 (1.46%) Scala
12 8 (1.46%) VB6
13 7 (1.28%) C
14 5 (0.91%) PowerShell
15 4 (0.73%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
16 3 (0.55%) Python
16 3 (0.55%) X++
16 3 (0.55%) TypeScript
17 2 (0.36%) XPath
Qualifications
1 91 (16.58%) Security Cleared
2 65 (11.84%) SC Cleared
3 25 (4.55%) ISEB
4 12 (2.19%) Degree
5 10 (1.82%) DV Cleared
6 6 (1.09%) ISTQB
7 2 (0.36%) BC Cleared
7 2 (0.36%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 2 (0.36%) MCP
7 2 (0.36%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.18%) Oracle Certification
8 1 (0.18%) SAP Certification
8 1 (0.18%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.18%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.18%) CCNP
8 1 (0.18%) CCNA
8 1 (0.18%) MCSD
8 1 (0.18%) HNC
8 1 (0.18%) HND
8 1 (0.18%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (3.28%) QA
2 16 (2.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 13 (2.37%) ISO 9000
4 5 (0.91%) HL7
5 4 (0.73%) ISO 9001
6 3 (0.55%) SLA
6 3 (0.55%) WCAG
7 2 (0.36%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.18%) ISO 14001
8 1 (0.18%) JSP 440
System Software
1 20 (3.64%) Active Directory
2 10 (1.82%) Hyper-V
3 6 (1.09%) vSphere
4 5 (0.91%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (0.91%) XenApp
5 1 (0.18%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 4 (0.73%) Opscode Chef
1 4 (0.73%) Puppet
2 1 (0.18%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 178 (32.42%) Microsoft
2 56 (10.20%) Oracle
3 26 (4.74%) SAP
4 20 (3.64%) Sitecore
5 7 (1.28%) Open Text
6 6 (1.09%) Sencha
6 6 (1.09%) Telerik
6 6 (1.09%) VMware
7 5 (0.91%) Wyse
7 5 (0.91%) Red Hat
7 5 (0.91%) Citrix
7 5 (0.91%) Zend
8 4 (0.73%) EPiServer
9 3 (0.55%) Cerner
9 3 (0.55%) Adobe
10 2 (0.36%) Xamarin
10 2 (0.36%) Business Objects
10 2 (0.36%) Salesforce.com
11 1 (0.18%) Informatica
11 1 (0.18%) CODA
Torquay
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £400 per day + competitive
Posted: 2 hours ago
Bristol
Computer Futures
Rate: £350 - £400 per day + competitive
Posted: 16 hours ago
Bristol
Computer Futures
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
Plymouth
Computer Futures
Rate: £400 - £600 per day + competitive
Posted: 17 hours ago
Bristol
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £400 per day + competitive
Posted: 17 hours ago
Tiverton, Exeter, Devon
Mid Devon District Council
Rate: £29,558 - £31,846
Posted: 19 hours ago
Gloucestershire
Computer Futures
Rate: £280 - £350 per day + competitive
Posted: 22 hours ago
Bournemouth
Church International
Rate: £34k - £38k per annum
Posted: 22 hours ago
South West England
CPS Group
Rate: £450 - £460 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol Area
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Posted: Yesterday
Wiltshire
Roc Search
Posted: Yesterday
Cheltenham
Computer Futures
Rate: £280 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Poole, Dorset
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
EarthStream Global
Rate: From £375 to £425 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Cheltenham
CLIENT SERVER
Rate: £400 to £450 p/day
Posted: 2 days ago
Gloucestershire
TRG
Rate: 300-400 Per Day 300-400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Poole, Dorset
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £280 - £330 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Poole, Dorset
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £28 - £36 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
Somerset
set2recruit
Rate: From £500 to £750 per day
Posted: 2 days ago