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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
.NET Consultant
Rank 584 553 569
Rank change year-on-year
-31 +16
Contract jobs requiring a .NET Consultant 4 3 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.007% 0.006% 0.026%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.008% 0.007% 0.028%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 7
Average daily rate £463 - £288
UK excluding London average daily rate £463 - £450
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £42.50
Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
51988 44191 56201
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.28% 92.47% 92.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 31587 25300 30909
Average daily rate £390 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £238 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 2072 2201 2627
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% -7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.37
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.85% -8.90%

.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 30 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 17 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -34 4 £463 - 5
London -36 1 - - 4
South East - 1 £400 -
Surrey - 1 £400 -
West Midlands - 1 £463 -
West Sussex - - - -
City of London - - - - 3
North West - - - -
South West - - - -
Scotland - - - - 1
East of England - - - - 1
Manchester - - - -
Milton Keynes - - - -
Reigate - - - -
Solihull - - - -
Watford - - - - 1
Wolverhampton - - - -
Buckinghamshire - - - -
Devon - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - - 1
Oxfordshire - - - -
Abingdon - - - -
Billingshurst - - - -
Cranleigh - - - -
Croydon - - - -
Edinburgh - - - -
Epsom - - - -
Exeter - - - -
Glasgow - - - - 1
Godalming - - - -

.NET Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 11 (100.00%) .NET
2 8 (72.73%) C#
3 6 (54.55%) ASP.NET
4 5 (45.45%) Visual Studio
5 4 (36.36%) Microsoft
5 4 (36.36%) Oracle
5 4 (36.36%) SQL Server
5 4 (36.36%) SQL
5 4 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (36.36%) TDD
6 3 (27.27%) MVC
6 3 (27.27%) .NET Framework
6 3 (27.27%) WCF
6 3 (27.27%) WPF
6 3 (27.27%) HTML
6 3 (27.27%) JavaScript
6 3 (27.27%) CSS
6 3 (27.27%) Windows
6 3 (27.27%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (27.27%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (27.27%) ASP.NET MVC
7 2 (18.18%) SOA
7 2 (18.18%) VB
7 2 (18.18%) VB.NET
7 2 (18.18%) Scrum
7 2 (18.18%) Finance
8 1 (9.09%) Legal
8 1 (9.09%) Advertising
8 1 (9.09%) Banking
8 1 (9.09%) VB6

.NET Consultant
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 1 (9.09%) SharePoint
1 1 (9.09%) LiveCycle
Applications
1 1 (9.09%) MS Project
1 1 (9.09%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (9.09%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (36.36%) SQL Server
2 3 (27.27%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (9.09%) Oracle Database
3 1 (9.09%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (9.09%) Oracle Database 10g
3 1 (9.09%) SQL Server 2000
3 1 (9.09%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (9.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (9.09%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 5 (45.45%) Visual Studio
2 3 (27.27%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (9.09%) MSBuild
3 1 (9.09%) Oracle APEX
General
1 2 (18.18%) Finance
2 1 (9.09%) Legal
2 1 (9.09%) Advertising
2 1 (9.09%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (100.00%) .NET
2 6 (54.55%) ASP.NET
3 3 (27.27%) CSS
3 3 (27.27%) .NET Framework
3 3 (27.27%) WCF
3 3 (27.27%) WPF
3 3 (27.27%) ASP.NET MVC
3 3 (27.27%) HTML
4 1 (9.09%) ASP.NET MVC 3
4 1 (9.09%) ASP.NET Web Forms
4 1 (9.09%) LINQ
4 1 (9.09%) Web Services
4 1 (9.09%) XML
4 1 (9.09%) XSLT
4 1 (9.09%) XHTML
4 1 (9.09%) WinForms
4 1 (9.09%) Ajax
4 1 (9.09%) NHibernate
Miscellaneous
1 1 (9.09%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 3 (27.27%) Windows
2 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (9.09%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (36.36%) TDD
2 3 (27.27%) MVC
3 2 (18.18%) Scrum
3 2 (18.18%) SOA
4 1 (9.09%) OOP
4 1 (9.09%) DSDM
4 1 (9.09%) CRM
4 1 (9.09%) Data Modelling
4 1 (9.09%) Content Management
4 1 (9.09%) Data Analysis
4 1 (9.09%) Systems Analysis
4 1 (9.09%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (9.09%) V-Model
4 1 (9.09%) Information Architecture
4 1 (9.09%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 8 (72.73%) C#
2 4 (36.36%) SQL
3 3 (27.27%) JavaScript
4 2 (18.18%) VB
4 2 (18.18%) VB.NET
5 1 (9.09%) VB6
5 1 (9.09%) T-SQL
5 1 (9.09%) PL/SQL
5 1 (9.09%) Java
Vendors
1 4 (36.36%) Oracle
1 4 (36.36%) Microsoft
2 1 (9.09%) Adobe