The first table below looks at the demand 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 31 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 Job Titles currently tracked.

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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
.NET Consultant
Rank 586 561 576
Rank change year-on-year
-25 +15
Contract jobs requiring a .NET Consultant 8 9 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.015% 0.018% 0.014%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.016% 0.019% 0.015%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 6 6
Average daily rate
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£500 £375 £356
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% +5.33%
UK excluding London average daily rate - £250 £413
% change year-on-year
- -39.39%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
50521 47308 53478
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.33% 92.54% 92.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 30608 27726 29859
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £231 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1993 2123 2716
Average hourly rate £16.58 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.25% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.80 £40.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%

.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
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 19 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 31 July 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 -29 7 £500 +33.33% 2
London +18 4 £500 +33.33%
South West - 2 - -
West Midlands - - - -
Abingdon - - - -
Birmingham - - - -
Croydon - - - -
Exeter - - - -
Guildford - - - -
Harrow - - - -
Manchester - - - - 1
Milton Keynes - - - -
Reigate - - - -
Buckinghamshire - - - -
Devon - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - -
Surrey - - - -
North West - - - - 1
South East - - - - 1

.NET Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 13 (100.00%) .NET
2 11 (84.62%) C#
3 7 (53.85%) SQL
3 7 (53.85%) ASP.NET
4 6 (46.15%) SQL Server
4 6 (46.15%) Visual Studio
4 6 (46.15%) MVC
5 5 (38.46%) ASP.NET MVC
6 4 (30.77%) XML
6 4 (30.77%) HTML
6 4 (30.77%) JavaScript
7 3 (23.08%) XSLT
7 3 (23.08%) SharePoint
7 3 (23.08%) Microsoft
7 3 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (23.08%) TDD
7 3 (23.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 3 (23.08%) WCF
7 3 (23.08%) WPF
7 3 (23.08%) Microsoft Azure
8 2 (15.38%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (15.38%) SQL Server 2008
8 2 (15.38%) Umbraco
8 2 (15.38%) LINQ
8 2 (15.38%) Computer Science
8 2 (15.38%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (15.38%) HTML5
8 2 (15.38%) Degree
8 2 (15.38%) MS Excel
8 2 (15.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services

.NET Consultant
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 3 (23.08%) SharePoint
2 2 (15.38%) Umbraco
3 1 (7.69%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (7.69%) CMS
Applications
1 2 (15.38%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (23.08%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (7.69%) PaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (46.15%) SQL Server
2 3 (23.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (15.38%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (15.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (7.69%) Data Mart
4 1 (7.69%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (7.69%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (7.69%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (7.69%) Oracle Database
4 1 (7.69%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (7.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 6 (46.15%) Visual Studio
2 2 (15.38%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (7.69%) Back Office
1 1 (7.69%) Finance
1 1 (7.69%) Legal
1 1 (7.69%) Banking
1 1 (7.69%) Mandarin Language
1 1 (7.69%) Japanese Language
1 1 (7.69%) Korean Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (100.00%) .NET
2 7 (53.85%) ASP.NET
3 5 (38.46%) ASP.NET MVC
4 4 (30.77%) HTML
4 4 (30.77%) XML
5 3 (23.08%) XSLT
5 3 (23.08%) WCF
5 3 (23.08%) WPF
6 2 (15.38%) LINQ
6 2 (15.38%) HTML5
6 2 (15.38%) CSS
7 1 (7.69%) Web Services
7 1 (7.69%) XHTML
7 1 (7.69%) Ajax
7 1 (7.69%) NHibernate
7 1 (7.69%) .NET Framework
7 1 (7.69%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
7 1 (7.69%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 2 (15.38%) Computer Science
1 2 (15.38%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (7.69%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.69%) UNIX
1 1 (7.69%) Windows
1 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (46.15%) MVC
2 3 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (23.08%) TDD
3 2 (15.38%) Automated Testing
3 2 (15.38%) SOA
3 2 (15.38%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (15.38%) UML
3 2 (15.38%) OOP
4 1 (7.69%) OO
4 1 (7.69%) Data Modelling
4 1 (7.69%) Scrum
4 1 (7.69%) Systems Analysis
4 1 (7.69%) Web Development
4 1 (7.69%) Business Development
4 1 (7.69%) Release Management
4 1 (7.69%) Change Control
4 1 (7.69%) Content Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (84.62%) C#
2 7 (53.85%) SQL
3 4 (30.77%) JavaScript
4 2 (15.38%) T-SQL
5 1 (7.69%) VB
5 1 (7.69%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 2 (15.38%) MCP
1 2 (15.38%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (15.38%) Degree
2 1 (7.69%) SC Cleared
2 1 (7.69%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 3 (23.08%) Microsoft
2 2 (15.38%) Oracle