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 18 September 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft .NET (dotNet)
Rank 2 2 1
Rank change year-on-year
0 -1
Contract jobs citing .NET 15 16 50
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Stoke-on-Trent 35.71% 39.02% 66.67%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 78.95% 69.57% 86.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 14 41
Average daily rate
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£325 £330 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.51% +1.53%
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £33.75 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -0.73%
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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
19 23 58
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Stoke-on-Trent 45.24% 56.10% 77.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 16 46
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 £313 £300 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £343 £375 £340
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £11.00
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 18 September 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 44 (88.00%) SQL Server
2 26 (52.00%) C#
3 20 (40.00%) WinForms
3 20 (40.00%) SQL
4 18 (36.00%) VB.NET
5 14 (28.00%) Web Services
6 13 (26.00%) Windows
6 13 (26.00%) Back Office
7 12 (24.00%) ASP.NET
8 11 (22.00%) VB
8 11 (22.00%) Resource Management
9 10 (20.00%) JavaScript
10 9 (18.00%) HTML
10 9 (18.00%) CSS
10 9 (18.00%) N-Tier
11 8 (16.00%) E-Commerce
11 8 (16.00%) Microsoft
11 8 (16.00%) Ajax
11 8 (16.00%) .NET Framework
12 7 (14.00%) Degree
13 6 (12.00%) WCF
13 6 (12.00%) HTML5
13 6 (12.00%) CSS3
14 5 (10.00%) MS Excel
14 5 (10.00%) XML
14 5 (10.00%) AccuRev
15 4 (8.00%) Unit Testing
15 4 (8.00%) Continuous Integration
15 4 (8.00%) Computer Science
15 4 (8.00%) Open Source

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

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 5 (10.00%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (88.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (6.00%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (4.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (4.00%) SQL Server Analysis 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 13 (26.00%) Back Office
2 3 (6.00%) Games
3 2 (4.00%) Retail
3 2 (4.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 32 (64.00%) Developer
2 25 (50.00%) .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%) C# Developer
6 6 (12.00%) VB.NET Developer
7 5 (10.00%) Software Developer
7 5 (10.00%) C# .NET Developer
8 4 (8.00%) Web Developer
9 3 (6.00%) .NET Software Developer
10 2 (4.00%) .NET Web Developer
10 2 (4.00%) VB.NET/ASP.NET Developer
10 2 (4.00%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 2 (4.00%) Lead Developer
10 2 (4.00%) ASP.NET Developer
10 2 (4.00%) C# Web Developer
10 2 (4.00%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (40.00%) WinForms
2 14 (28.00%) Web Services
3 12 (24.00%) ASP.NET
4 9 (18.00%) CSS
4 9 (18.00%) HTML
5 8 (16.00%) Ajax
5 8 (16.00%) .NET Framework
6 6 (12.00%) WCF
6 6 (12.00%) HTML5
6 6 (12.00%) CSS3
7 5 (10.00%) XML
8 4 (8.00%) XHTML
9 3 (6.00%) jQuery
10 2 (4.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
10 2 (4.00%) XSLT
11 1 (2.00%) SOAP
11 1 (2.00%) Apache Flex
11 1 (2.00%) WPF
11 1 (2.00%) ASP.NET MVC 2
11 1 (2.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 9 (18.00%) N-Tier
2 4 (8.00%) Computer Science
2 4 (8.00%) Open Source
3 3 (6.00%) Blackberry
4 2 (4.00%) WURFL
5 1 (2.00%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (2.00%) User Experience
5 1 (2.00%) Online Gambling
Operating Systems
1 13 (26.00%) Windows
2 3 (6.00%) Android
2 3 (6.00%) Apple iOS
3 2 (4.00%) BlackBerry OS
3 2 (4.00%) Windows 8
3 2 (4.00%) Windows Mobile
4 1 (2.00%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (22.00%) Resource Management
2 8 (16.00%) E-Commerce
3 4 (8.00%) Unit Testing
3 4 (8.00%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (6.00%) OOP
4 3 (6.00%) OO
4 3 (6.00%) Web Development
5 2 (4.00%) Refactoring
5 2 (4.00%) Web Application Development
5 2 (4.00%) Line Management
5 2 (4.00%) SOA
5 2 (4.00%) Project Management
5 2 (4.00%) SEO
5 2 (4.00%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (4.00%) TDD
5 2 (4.00%) Document Management
5 2 (4.00%) Software Engineering
5 2 (4.00%) Incident Management
6 1 (2.00%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 26 (52.00%) C#
2 20 (40.00%) SQL
3 18 (36.00%) VB.NET
4 11 (22.00%) VB
5 10 (20.00%) JavaScript
6 1 (2.00%) Java
6 1 (2.00%) ActionScript
6 1 (2.00%) Objective-C
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 8 (16.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (10.00%) AccuRev
3 1 (2.00%) Adobe
3 1 (2.00%) Apple