The table below looks at the statistics for the .NET Developer 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 Developer in their job title over the 3 months to 29 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
29 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
.NET Developer
Rank 65 59 55
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -4
Contract jobs requiring a .NET Developer 1542 1674 1750
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 2.65% 3.17% 3.03%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.93% 3.42% 3.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 1004 1155 1101
Average daily rate
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£350 £340 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £543
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £310
% change year-on-year
+1.56% +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 16 46
Average hourly rate £37.50 £36.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.00 £14.77 £18.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.90 £45.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £40.25 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-6.83% +15.00%

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
52704 48932 53740
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 90.59% 92.69% 92.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 32323 29402 30051
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £230 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2063 2086 2672
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -5.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.18
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

.NET Developer
Jobs Demand Trend

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

.NET Developer Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

.NET Developer
Daily Rate Trend

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

.NET Developer Daily Rate Trend in the UK

.NET Developer
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing .NET Developer within the UK over the 3 months to 29 September 2014.

.NET Developer Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

.NET Developer
Hourly Rate Trend

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

.NET Developer Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

.NET Developer
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing .NET Developer within the UK over the 3 months to 29 September 2014.

.NET Developer Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

.NET Developer
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 Developer within the UK over the 3 months to 29 September 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 -9 1400 £350 - 869
London -6 503 £400 - 201
South East -3 273 £363 +3.57% 161
Yorkshire +8 143 £320 +6.66% 113
East of England -5 143 £325 -16.66% 46
City of London 0 118 £375 -6.25% 60
North West -23 98 £320 +6.66% 159
West Yorkshire +8 95 £325 +4.83% 64
South West -21 95 £330 +1.53% 68
Scotland -8 91 £325 - 36
West Midlands -25 86 £313 +11.60% 62
Leeds +7 69 £325 +8.33% 39
Manchester -8 54 £320 +3.22% 83
Surrey -2 51 £375 +7.14% 34
East Midlands -25 51 £313 +20.19% 44
Somerset +8 47 £350 +10.23% 5
Edinburgh +11 46 £350 - 10
Cambridgeshire -3 46 £310 -17.33% 14
East Sussex +14 40 £300 - 17
Hampshire -15 40 £350 -8.67% 28
Buckinghamshire -30 37 £395 +12.85% 14
Berkshire +7 35 £369 +5.35% 25
Brighton +9 33 £328 +9.16% 15
Hertfordshire -4 32 £350 -15.15% 11
Kent +1 28 £338 +5.88% 12
Wales -7 25 £313 +25.00% 13
Taunton +7 24 £330 +3.93%
South Wales +6 24 £313 +25.00% 10
Milton Keynes -29 24 £415 +10.66% 8
Glasgow -1 23 £431 +43.75% 18

.NET Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 September 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited .NET Developer 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 Developer in their job title.

1 3103 (100.00%) .NET
2 2681 (86.40%) C#
3 2055 (66.23%) ASP.NET
4 1722 (55.49%) SQL Server
5 1587 (51.14%) MVC
6 1198 (38.61%) JavaScript
7 1132 (36.48%) Agile Software Development
8 1113 (35.87%) HTML
9 1080 (34.81%) SQL
10 957 (30.84%) ASP.NET MVC
11 916 (29.52%) CSS
12 805 (25.94%) WCF
13 794 (25.59%) jQuery
14 784 (25.27%) .NET Framework
15 663 (21.37%) TDD
16 604 (19.47%) Microsoft
17 510 (16.44%) Scrum
18 505 (16.27%) Web Services
19 465 (14.99%) SQL Server 2008
20 455 (14.66%) Visual Studio
21 423 (13.63%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
22 394 (12.70%) VB.NET
23 384 (12.38%) Finance
24 368 (11.86%) Team Foundation Server
25 360 (11.60%) XML
26 351 (11.31%) HTML5
27 335 (10.80%) OO
28 330 (10.63%) Windows
29 324 (10.44%) Ajax
30 296 (9.54%) Oracle

.NET Developer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 September 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited .NET Developer 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 Developer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 232 (7.48%) CMS
2 185 (5.96%) IIS
3 158 (5.09%) SharePoint
4 131 (4.22%) Umbraco
5 68 (2.19%) BizTalk Server
6 62 (2.00%) Node.js
7 60 (1.93%) Sitecore CMS
8 36 (1.16%) Kentico
9 26 (0.84%) SharePoint 2010
10 23 (0.74%) SharePoint 2013
11 22 (0.71%) K2 blackpearl
12 20 (0.64%) EPiServer CMS
13 17 (0.55%) Apache Solr
14 14 (0.45%) NServiceBus
15 12 (0.39%) Elasticsearch
16 10 (0.32%) DNN
17 8 (0.26%) Sitefinity
17 8 (0.26%) SharePoint Server
17 8 (0.26%) Oracle Workflow
18 7 (0.23%) JCAPS
Applications
1 147 (4.74%) MS Excel
2 34 (1.10%) MS Office
3 14 (0.45%) InfoPath
4 9 (0.29%) Photoshop
5 6 (0.19%) Spreadsheet
6 4 (0.13%) MS Visio
7 2 (0.064%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 55 (1.77%) Dynamics CRM
2 16 (0.52%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 8 (0.26%) Markit EDM
4 6 (0.19%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (0.064%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 2 (0.064%) BusinessWorks
6 1 (0.032%) Tridion
6 1 (0.032%) Oracle Applications
6 1 (0.032%) Google Analytics
6 1 (0.032%) Pivotal CRM
6 1 (0.032%) Summit
6 1 (0.032%) Adaptiv
6 1 (0.032%) Oracle Payables
6 1 (0.032%) FINCAD Analytics
Cloud Services
1 112 (3.61%) Microsoft Azure
2 29 (0.93%) Amazon AWS
2 29 (0.93%) PaaS
3 24 (0.77%) SaaS
4 11 (0.35%) Amazon EC2
5 9 (0.29%) Cloud Computing
6 8 (0.26%) GitHub
7 7 (0.23%) Office 365
8 6 (0.19%) Amazon SQS
9 5 (0.16%) Amazon S3
9 5 (0.16%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 37 (1.19%) Internet
2 30 (0.97%) Intranet
3 28 (0.90%) HTTP
4 9 (0.29%) TCP/IP
5 4 (0.13%) FTP
5 4 (0.13%) Extranet
6 3 (0.097%) SSL
6 3 (0.097%) Softphone
7 2 (0.064%) SSH
7 2 (0.064%) HTTPS
7 2 (0.064%) Kerberos
7 2 (0.064%) SNMP
7 2 (0.064%) DNS
7 2 (0.064%) GPRS
8 1 (0.032%) Telnet
8 1 (0.032%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (0.032%) LAN
8 1 (0.032%) VoIP
8 1 (0.032%) WAN
8 1 (0.032%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1722 (55.49%) SQL Server
2 465 (14.99%) SQL Server 2008
3 165 (5.32%) SQL Server 2012
4 155 (5.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 151 (4.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 124 (4.00%) SQL Server 2005
7 73 (2.35%) Relational Database
8 60 (1.93%) Oracle Database
9 43 (1.39%) NoSQL
10 39 (1.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 38 (1.22%) MongoDB
12 37 (1.19%) RavenDB
13 33 (1.06%) RDBMS
14 32 (1.03%) MySQL
15 26 (0.84%) Azure SQL Database
16 21 (0.68%) Oracle Database 11g
16 21 (0.68%) SQL Server 2000
17 19 (0.61%) Data Warehouse
18 15 (0.48%) DTS
18 15 (0.48%) Couchbase
Development Applications
1 455 (14.66%) Visual Studio
2 368 (11.86%) Team Foundation Server
3 170 (5.48%) NUnit
4 95 (3.06%) Subversion
5 88 (2.84%) Git (software)
6 86 (2.77%) TeamCity
7 65 (2.09%) SpecFlow
8 49 (1.58%) Moq
9 40 (1.29%) JIRA
10 36 (1.16%) Rhino Mocks
10 36 (1.16%) MSTest
11 35 (1.13%) Selenium
12 24 (0.77%) Mercurial
13 23 (0.74%) CruiseControl
13 23 (0.74%) MSBuild
14 17 (0.55%) Jenkins
15 16 (0.52%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
15 16 (0.52%) ReSharper
16 14 (0.45%) StyleCop
17 13 (0.42%) Oracle Forms
General
1 384 (12.38%) Finance
2 143 (4.61%) Banking
3 99 (3.19%) Retail
4 80 (2.58%) Back Office
5 69 (2.22%) Front Office
6 65 (2.09%) Marketing
7 60 (1.93%) Investment Banking
8 37 (1.19%) Telecoms
9 35 (1.13%) Manufacturing
10 22 (0.71%) Advertising
11 18 (0.58%) Electronics
12 14 (0.45%) Legal
13 13 (0.42%) Financial Institution
14 10 (0.32%) Publishing
14 10 (0.32%) Games
15 6 (0.19%) Law
15 6 (0.19%) Pharmaceutical
16 4 (0.13%) Billing
16 4 (0.13%) Dutch Language
16 4 (0.13%) French Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3103 (100.00%) .NET
2 2055 (66.23%) ASP.NET
3 1113 (35.87%) HTML
4 957 (30.84%) ASP.NET MVC
5 916 (29.52%) CSS
6 805 (25.94%) WCF
7 794 (25.59%) jQuery
8 784 (25.27%) .NET Framework
9 505 (16.27%) Web Services
10 423 (13.63%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
11 360 (11.60%) XML
12 351 (11.31%) HTML5
13 324 (10.44%) Ajax
14 289 (9.31%) WPF
15 284 (9.15%) ASP.NET Web Forms
16 263 (8.48%) LINQ
17 249 (8.02%) ASP.NET MVC 4
18 202 (6.51%) WinForms
19 197 (6.35%) AngularJS
20 194 (6.25%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 99 (3.19%) Analytical Skills
2 71 (2.29%) N-Tier
3 56 (1.80%) Inversion of Control
4 50 (1.61%) Mobile App
5 47 (1.51%) Enterprise Software
6 39 (1.26%) Computer Science
7 38 (1.22%) User Experience
8 26 (0.84%) NHS
9 25 (0.81%) Client/Server
10 24 (0.77%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 22 (0.71%) Derivative
11 22 (0.71%) Market Risk
12 21 (0.68%) Credit Risk
13 19 (0.61%) Fixed Income
13 19 (0.61%) Open Source
14 17 (0.55%) Algorithms
15 16 (0.52%) Digital Media
15 16 (0.52%) GIS
15 16 (0.52%) DTV
16 14 (0.45%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 330 (10.63%) Windows
2 41 (1.32%) Windows Server 2008
3 28 (0.90%) Apple iOS
4 25 (0.81%) Android
5 19 (0.61%) Windows Server 2012
6 15 (0.48%) Windows Server 2003
7 10 (0.32%) Windows 7
7 10 (0.32%) Windows XP
8 9 (0.29%) UNIX
9 8 (0.26%) Windows 8
9 8 (0.26%) Windows Mobile
10 7 (0.23%) Linux
11 3 (0.097%) BlackBerry OS
12 2 (0.064%) Windows Phone
13 1 (0.032%) Windows CE
13 1 (0.032%) Ubuntu
13 1 (0.032%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 1587 (51.14%) MVC
2 1132 (36.48%) Agile Software Development
3 663 (21.37%) TDD
4 510 (16.44%) Scrum
5 335 (10.80%) OO
6 285 (9.18%) Unit Testing
7 267 (8.60%) Web Development
8 253 (8.15%) E-Commerce
9 211 (6.80%) BDD
10 191 (6.16%) Continuous Integration
11 134 (4.32%) SOA
12 126 (4.06%) OOP
13 112 (3.61%) Software Engineering
14 98 (3.16%) CRM
15 92 (2.96%) MVVM
16 85 (2.74%) OOD
17 84 (2.71%) Workflow
18 78 (2.51%) Dependency Injection
19 73 (2.35%) Automated Testing
20 72 (2.32%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 2681 (86.40%) C#
2 1198 (38.61%) JavaScript
3 1080 (34.81%) SQL
4 394 (12.70%) VB.NET
5 282 (9.09%) T-SQL
6 106 (3.42%) PL/SQL
7 92 (2.96%) VB
8 68 (2.19%) Java
9 41 (1.32%) VB6
10 39 (1.26%) PowerShell
10 39 (1.26%) C++
11 29 (0.93%) VBA
12 26 (0.84%) PHP
12 26 (0.84%) XAML
13 25 (0.81%) VBScript
14 19 (0.61%) Python
15 15 (0.48%) C
16 10 (0.32%) Scala
17 7 (0.23%) Perl
17 7 (0.23%) XPath
Qualifications
1 131 (4.22%) Security Cleared
2 112 (3.61%) Degree
3 100 (3.22%) SC Cleared
4 23 (0.74%) Microsoft Certification
5 9 (0.29%) DV Cleared
6 5 (0.16%) MCSD
6 5 (0.16%) MCITP
7 4 (0.13%) MCSE
8 3 (0.097%) MCTS
9 2 (0.064%) MCP
10 1 (0.032%) Sun Certification
10 1 (0.032%) HNC
10 1 (0.032%) HND
10 1 (0.032%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 58 (1.87%) QA
2 9 (0.29%) ISO 9001
3 5 (0.16%) HL7
4 3 (0.097%) SLA
4 3 (0.097%) Basel III
5 2 (0.064%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.064%) ISO 14001
6 1 (0.032%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.032%) DICOM
System Software
1 13 (0.42%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.032%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 8 (0.26%) Opscode Chef
2 6 (0.19%) Control-M
3 4 (0.13%) logstash
4 3 (0.097%) Puppet
5 2 (0.064%) Kibana
5 2 (0.064%) SCOM
6 1 (0.032%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 1 (0.032%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 604 (19.47%) Microsoft
2 296 (9.54%) Oracle
3 85 (2.74%) Sitecore
4 65 (2.09%) EPiServer
5 26 (0.84%) Telerik
6 25 (0.81%) Twitter
7 23 (0.74%) Sybase
7 23 (0.74%) DevExpress
8 22 (0.71%) SAP
9 16 (0.52%) HP
10 11 (0.35%) Kofax
11 10 (0.32%) Facebook
12 8 (0.26%) AccuRev
12 8 (0.26%) Salesforce.com
13 7 (0.23%) TIBCO
13 7 (0.23%) IBM
13 7 (0.23%) Google
13 7 (0.23%) Xamarin
14 6 (0.19%) Open Text
15 5 (0.16%) Informatica
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