The table below looks at the statistics for .NET skills in IT contracts advertised for the Stoke-on-Trent region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited .NET over the 3 months to 20 August 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft .NET (dotNet)
Rank 1 2 1
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -1
Contract jobs citing .NET 16 17 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Stoke-on-Trent 47.06% 48.57% 60.56%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 88.89% 80.95% 87.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 16 29
Average daily rate
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£325 £330 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.51% +1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £300 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £388 £340
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £34.00 £31.75
% change year-on-year
+10.29% +7.08%
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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 Stoke-on-Trent region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Stoke-on-Trent
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
18 21 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Stoke-on-Trent 52.94% 60.00% 69.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 17 34
Average daily rate £325 £330 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.51% +1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £375 £340
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
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 Stoke-on-Trent

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

.NET Jobs Demand Trend in Stoke-on-Trent

.NET
Daily Rate Trend in Stoke-on-Trent

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

.NET Daily Rate Trend in Stoke-on-Trent

.NET
Hourly Rate Trend in Stoke-on-Trent

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

.NET Hourly Rate Trend in Stoke-on-Trent

.NET
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Stoke-on-Trent

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Stoke-on-Trent 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 45 (90.00%) SQL Server
2 26 (52.00%) C#
3 20 (40.00%) SQL
4 19 (38.00%) WinForms
5 18 (36.00%) VB.NET
6 13 (26.00%) VB
6 13 (26.00%) ASP.NET
6 13 (26.00%) Web Services
7 12 (24.00%) Back Office
8 11 (22.00%) Windows
8 11 (22.00%) Resource Management
9 10 (20.00%) CSS
9 10 (20.00%) HTML
9 10 (20.00%) JavaScript
9 10 (20.00%) Ajax
10 9 (18.00%) Microsoft
11 8 (16.00%) E-Commerce
11 8 (16.00%) N-Tier
12 7 (14.00%) XML
12 7 (14.00%) .NET Framework
12 7 (14.00%) Degree
13 6 (12.00%) HTML5
13 6 (12.00%) CSS3
13 6 (12.00%) WCF
13 6 (12.00%) XHTML
14 5 (10.00%) Web Development
14 5 (10.00%) SQL Server 2005
14 5 (10.00%) AccuRev
15 4 (8.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
15 4 (8.00%) Unit Testing

.NET
Top Related IT Skills in Stoke-on-Trent by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Stoke-on-Trent 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 1 (2.00%) ColdFusion
Applications
1 4 (8.00%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (90.00%) SQL Server
2 5 (10.00%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (4.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 2 (4.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (4.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (2.00%) DataStage
4 1 (2.00%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 4 (8.00%) JIRA
2 1 (2.00%) PowerBuilder
General
1 12 (24.00%) Back Office
2 2 (4.00%) Finance
2 2 (4.00%) Games
2 2 (4.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 32 (64.00%) Developer
2 22 (44.00%) .NET Developer
3 16 (32.00%) Team Leader
3 16 (32.00%) Development Team Leader
4 8 (16.00%) .NET Team Leader
5 7 (14.00%) Software Development Team Leader
5 7 (14.00%) Software Team Leader
6 6 (12.00%) Web Developer
6 6 (12.00%) C# Developer
7 5 (10.00%) VB.NET Developer
7 5 (10.00%) Software Developer
7 5 (10.00%) C# .NET Developer
8 3 (6.00%) .NET Software Developer
9 2 (4.00%) VB.NET/ASP.NET Developer
9 2 (4.00%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 2 (4.00%) ASP.NET Developer
9 2 (4.00%) C# Web Developer
9 2 (4.00%) SQL Developer
9 2 (4.00%) Lead Developer
9 2 (4.00%) .NET Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (38.00%) WinForms
2 13 (26.00%) ASP.NET
2 13 (26.00%) Web Services
3 10 (20.00%) CSS
3 10 (20.00%) HTML
3 10 (20.00%) Ajax
4 7 (14.00%) XML
4 7 (14.00%) .NET Framework
5 6 (12.00%) HTML5
5 6 (12.00%) CSS3
5 6 (12.00%) WCF
5 6 (12.00%) XHTML
6 4 (8.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 2 (4.00%) jQuery
7 2 (4.00%) XSLT
8 1 (2.00%) SOAP
8 1 (2.00%) Classic ASP
8 1 (2.00%) WPF
8 1 (2.00%) Apache Flex
8 1 (2.00%) ASP.NET MVC 2
Miscellaneous
1 8 (16.00%) N-Tier
2 4 (8.00%) Computer Science
3 3 (6.00%) Open Source
4 2 (4.00%) WURFL
4 2 (4.00%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 11 (22.00%) Windows
2 2 (4.00%) BlackBerry OS
2 2 (4.00%) Windows 8
2 2 (4.00%) Apple iOS
2 2 (4.00%) Android
2 2 (4.00%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (22.00%) Resource Management
2 8 (16.00%) E-Commerce
3 5 (10.00%) Web Development
4 4 (8.00%) Unit Testing
4 4 (8.00%) Continuous Integration
5 3 (6.00%) OOP
5 3 (6.00%) OO
6 2 (4.00%) Web Application Development
6 2 (4.00%) Refactoring
6 2 (4.00%) Project Management
6 2 (4.00%) SOA
6 2 (4.00%) Incident Management
6 2 (4.00%) Document Management
6 2 (4.00%) Software Engineering
6 2 (4.00%) SEO
6 2 (4.00%) TDD
7 1 (2.00%) Migration
7 1 (2.00%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 26 (52.00%) C#
2 20 (40.00%) SQL
3 18 (36.00%) VB.NET
4 13 (26.00%) VB
5 10 (20.00%) JavaScript
6 1 (2.00%) VB6
6 1 (2.00%) Objective-C
6 1 (2.00%) Java
6 1 (2.00%) ActionScript
6 1 (2.00%) ActionScript 3.0
Qualifications
1 7 (14.00%) Degree
2 2 (4.00%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.00%) QA
Vendors
1 9 (18.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (10.00%) AccuRev
3 1 (2.00%) Apple
3 1 (2.00%) Adobe