The table below looks at the statistics for the .NET Consultant role in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited .NET Consultant in their job title over the 3 months to 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
.NET Consultant
Rank 587 570 548
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -22
Contract jobs requiring a .NET Consultant 8 12 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.014% 0.023% 0.018%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.016% 0.025% 0.020%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 8 4
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£425 £263 £175
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+61.90% +50.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £365 £224 £88
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £361 £289
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £244 £175
% change year-on-year
+33.33% +39.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised across the UK. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
50642 47729 46134
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 91.79% 92.49% 92.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 32228 28770 26034
Average daily rate £400 £400 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2044 2098 2641
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% -5.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £37.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

.NET Consultant
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing .NET Consultant in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

.NET Consultant Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

.NET Consultant
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing .NET Consultant within the UK.

.NET Consultant Daily Rate Trend in the UK

.NET Consultant
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing .NET Consultant within the UK over the 3 months to 19 December 2014.

.NET Consultant Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

.NET Consultant
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing .NET Consultant within the UK.

.NET Consultant Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

.NET Consultant
Top 24 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing .NET Consultant within the UK over the 3 months to 19 December 2014. 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
England -33 7 £425 +70.00% 6
London +16 5 £425 +17.64% 3
Yorkshire -9 1 £325 +18.18%
East of England -17 1 - - 1
West Yorkshire - 1 £325 -
Hertfordshire - 1 - - 1
Oxfordshire - - - -
Surrey - - - -
Cheltenham - - - -
Exeter - - - -
City of London - - - - 3
North West - - - - 1
South East - - - - 1
South West - - - -
Manchester - - - - 1
Milton Keynes - - - -
Portsmouth - - - -
Watford - - - - 1
Wetherby - - - -
Weybridge - - - -
Buckinghamshire - - - -
Devon - - - -
Gloucestershire - - - -
Hampshire - - - - 1

.NET Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited .NET Consultant in their job title 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 with .NET Consultant in their job title.

1 18 (100.00%) .NET
2 9 (50.00%) C#
3 8 (44.44%) SQL Server
4 7 (38.89%) Microsoft
5 4 (22.22%) IIS
5 4 (22.22%) ASP.NET
5 4 (22.22%) SQL
6 3 (16.67%) MySQL
6 3 (16.67%) Oracle
6 3 (16.67%) UNIX
6 3 (16.67%) Linux
6 3 (16.67%) Java EE
6 3 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
6 3 (16.67%) Performance Analysis
6 3 (16.67%) Performance Engineering
7 2 (11.11%) Umbraco
7 2 (11.11%) WCF
7 2 (11.11%) Automated Testing
7 2 (11.11%) MVC
7 2 (11.11%) XML
7 2 (11.11%) SharePoint
7 2 (11.11%) HTML
7 2 (11.11%) Visual Studio
7 2 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
8 1 (5.56%) CSS
8 1 (5.56%) JavaScript
8 1 (5.56%) ERP
8 1 (5.56%) HTTP
8 1 (5.56%) Business Intelligence
8 1 (5.56%) RDBMS

.NET Consultant
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited .NET Consultant in their job title 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 with .NET Consultant in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (22.22%) IIS
2 2 (11.11%) Umbraco
2 2 (11.11%) SharePoint
3 1 (5.56%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (5.56%) SharePoint Server
3 1 (5.56%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (5.56%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 1 (5.56%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.56%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (44.44%) SQL Server
2 3 (16.67%) MySQL
3 1 (5.56%) RDBMS
3 1 (5.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (5.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (5.56%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (5.56%) Relational Database
3 1 (5.56%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (11.11%) Visual Studio
2 1 (5.56%) NUnit
2 1 (5.56%) Selenium
2 1 (5.56%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (5.56%) MSTest
General
1 1 (5.56%) Back Office
1 1 (5.56%) Mandarin Language
1 1 (5.56%) Japanese Language
1 1 (5.56%) Korean Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (100.00%) .NET
2 4 (22.22%) ASP.NET
3 3 (16.67%) Java EE
4 2 (11.11%) WCF
4 2 (11.11%) XML
4 2 (11.11%) HTML
5 1 (5.56%) CSS
5 1 (5.56%) XSLT
5 1 (5.56%) .NET Framework
5 1 (5.56%) WPF
5 1 (5.56%) RESTful
5 1 (5.56%) ASP.NET Web API
5 1 (5.56%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (5.56%) HTML5
5 1 (5.56%) REST
5 1 (5.56%) Task Parallel Library
5 1 (5.56%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.56%) Computer Science
2 1 (5.56%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 3 (16.67%) UNIX
1 3 (16.67%) Linux
2 1 (5.56%) Windows
2 1 (5.56%) Android
2 1 (5.56%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (16.67%) Performance Analysis
1 3 (16.67%) Performance Engineering
2 2 (11.11%) Automated Testing
2 2 (11.11%) MVC
3 1 (5.56%) ERP
3 1 (5.56%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (5.56%) Migration
3 1 (5.56%) Scrum
3 1 (5.56%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (5.56%) TDD
3 1 (5.56%) UML
3 1 (5.56%) Business Development
3 1 (5.56%) Release Management
3 1 (5.56%) Data Migration
3 1 (5.56%) BDD
3 1 (5.56%) CQRS
Programming Languages
1 9 (50.00%) C#
2 4 (22.22%) SQL
3 1 (5.56%) JavaScript
3 1 (5.56%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1 (5.56%) MCP
1 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (5.56%) Degree
Vendors
1 7 (38.89%) Microsoft
2 3 (16.67%) Oracle
3 1 (5.56%) Epicor