The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category for the Stoke-on-Trent region.

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
25 Jul 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 20 25 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Stoke-on-Trent 58.82% 62.50% 61.76%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 90.91% 86.21% 91.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 21 26
Average daily rate
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£370 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.84% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £240 £301
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £375 £340
UK excluding London average daily rate £333 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
+2.30% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £31.75
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +10.23%
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Stoke-on-Trent
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
22 29 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Stoke-on-Trent 64.71% 72.50% 67.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 22 29
Average daily rate £325 £325 £325
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £240 £276
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £330 £340
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £32.75
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +3.81%
.NET
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.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 25 July 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 39 (86.67%) SQL Server
2 23 (51.11%) C#
3 18 (40.00%) VB.NET
4 16 (35.56%) SQL
5 15 (33.33%) ASP.NET
6 14 (31.11%) WinForms
7 11 (24.44%) CSS
7 11 (24.44%) HTML
7 11 (24.44%) JavaScript
7 11 (24.44%) Ajax
7 11 (24.44%) Resource Management
8 8 (17.78%) VB
8 8 (17.78%) Web Services
8 8 (17.78%) XML
8 8 (17.78%) Microsoft
9 7 (15.56%) Back Office
9 7 (15.56%) E-Commerce
9 7 (15.56%) Degree
9 7 (15.56%) HTML5
9 7 (15.56%) CSS3
10 6 (13.33%) .NET Framework
10 6 (13.33%) WCF
10 6 (13.33%) N-Tier
10 6 (13.33%) Windows
10 6 (13.33%) XHTML
11 5 (11.11%) Web Development
12 4 (8.89%) SQL Server 2005
12 4 (8.89%) Computer Science
12 4 (8.89%) ASP.NET Web Forms
12 4 (8.89%) OOP

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

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 (2.22%) ColdFusion
Applications
1 2 (4.44%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (86.67%) SQL Server
2 4 (8.89%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (4.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (4.44%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 2 (4.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (2.22%) DataStage
4 1 (2.22%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (4.44%) JIRA
2 1 (2.22%) Visual Studio
2 1 (2.22%) PowerBuilder
General
1 7 (15.56%) Back Office
2 3 (6.67%) Finance
3 2 (4.44%) Games
3 2 (4.44%) Retail
Job Titles
1 26 (57.78%) Developer
2 16 (35.56%) Team Leader
2 16 (35.56%) Development Team Leader
3 15 (33.33%) .NET Developer
4 8 (17.78%) .NET Team Leader
5 7 (15.56%) Software Development Team Leader
5 7 (15.56%) Software Team Leader
6 6 (13.33%) C# Developer
6 6 (13.33%) Web Developer
7 5 (11.11%) C# .NET Developer
8 4 (8.89%) Software Developer
8 4 (8.89%) VB.NET Developer
9 2 (4.44%) Lead Developer
9 2 (4.44%) C# Web Developer
9 2 (4.44%) .NET Web Developer
9 2 (4.44%) SQL Developer
9 2 (4.44%) .NET Software Developer
9 2 (4.44%) ASP.NET Developer
9 2 (4.44%) VB.NET/ASP.NET Developer
9 2 (4.44%) C# ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (33.33%) ASP.NET
2 14 (31.11%) WinForms
3 11 (24.44%) Ajax
3 11 (24.44%) CSS
3 11 (24.44%) HTML
4 8 (17.78%) Web Services
4 8 (17.78%) XML
5 7 (15.56%) HTML5
5 7 (15.56%) CSS3
6 6 (13.33%) XHTML
6 6 (13.33%) .NET Framework
6 6 (13.33%) WCF
7 4 (8.89%) ASP.NET Web Forms
8 2 (4.44%) jQuery
8 2 (4.44%) XSLT
9 1 (2.22%) XSD
9 1 (2.22%) ADO.NET
9 1 (2.22%) Classic ASP
9 1 (2.22%) SOAP
9 1 (2.22%) MXML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (13.33%) N-Tier
2 4 (8.89%) Computer Science
3 2 (4.44%) Open Source
3 2 (4.44%) WURFL
3 2 (4.44%) Blackberry
4 1 (2.22%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 6 (13.33%) Windows
2 2 (4.44%) Windows Mobile
2 2 (4.44%) Android
2 2 (4.44%) Apple iOS
2 2 (4.44%) BlackBerry OS
2 2 (4.44%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (24.44%) Resource Management
2 7 (15.56%) E-Commerce
3 5 (11.11%) Web Development
4 4 (8.89%) OOP
4 4 (8.89%) OO
5 2 (4.44%) SEO
5 2 (4.44%) Migration
5 2 (4.44%) TDD
5 2 (4.44%) Document Management
5 2 (4.44%) Software Engineering
5 2 (4.44%) Incident Management
5 2 (4.44%) Refactoring
5 2 (4.44%) SOA
5 2 (4.44%) Project Management
5 2 (4.44%) Unit Testing
5 2 (4.44%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (4.44%) Web Application Development
6 1 (2.22%) MVC
6 1 (2.22%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 23 (51.11%) C#
2 18 (40.00%) VB.NET
3 16 (35.56%) SQL
4 11 (24.44%) JavaScript
5 8 (17.78%) VB
6 1 (2.22%) T-SQL
6 1 (2.22%) Java
6 1 (2.22%) ActionScript
6 1 (2.22%) Objective-C
6 1 (2.22%) VB6
6 1 (2.22%) ActionScript 3.0
Qualifications
1 7 (15.56%) Degree
2 2 (4.44%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.22%) QA
Vendors
1 8 (17.78%) Microsoft
2 3 (6.67%) AccuRev
3 1 (2.22%) Adobe
3 1 (2.22%) Apple