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 21 October 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
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
.NET Developer
Rank 65 59 53
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -6
Contract jobs requiring a .NET Developer 1560 1656 1706
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 2.68% 3.15% 3.05%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.95% 3.40% 3.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 1012 1159 1072
Average daily rate
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£350 £338 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% +0.74%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £543
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £313 £313
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 13 41
Average hourly rate £37.50 £37.00 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.35% +8.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.00 £24.20 £14.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.70 £45.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £40.25 £34.00
% change year-on-year
-10.55% +18.38%

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
52814 48754 52062
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 90.71% 92.76% 93.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 32941 29468 29352
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £230 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2104 2105 2558
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 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £39.50 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
- -5.71%

.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 21 October 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 21 October 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 21 October 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 1405 £350 - 899
London -7 516 £395 -1.25% 186
South East -3 280 £350 - 174
East of England -7 153 £325 -2.25% 48
Yorkshire -4 139 £325 +8.33% 100
City of London -8 109 £375 -11.76% 59
Scotland -17 102 £331 +7.28% 41
West Yorkshire +2 97 £325 +8.33% 53
West Midlands -12 87 £313 +13.63% 56
North West -26 86 £325 +8.33% 158
South West -28 82 £325 +2.36% 114
Leeds +6 72 £325 +12.06% 27
East Midlands -17 60 £315 +13.30% 46
Cambridgeshire +9 58 £310 -11.42% 13
Edinburgh +3 55 £350 +9.80% 9
Manchester -15 45 £318 -2.30% 82
Surrey -1 43 £375 +7.14% 35
Kent +5 40 £318 -2.30% 23
Buckinghamshire -26 40 £405 +22.72% 16
Somerset +5 37 £330 +3.45% 11
East Sussex +12 36 £300 +17.07% 12
Berkshire +15 34 £350 - 23
Hampshire -23 33 £340 -2.85% 36
Hertfordshire +2 31 £350 +16.66% 14
Oxfordshire 0 31 £350 +3.70% 17
Brighton +9 28 £340 +13.33% 9
Wales -15 26 £298 +4.38% 19
Milton Keynes -29 26 £415 +18.57% 8
South Wales +2 24 £324 +9.74% 16
Nottinghamshire -9 24 £325 +8.33% 7

.NET Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 3049 (100.00%) .NET
2 2620 (85.93%) C#
3 1963 (64.38%) ASP.NET
4 1652 (54.18%) SQL Server
5 1541 (50.54%) MVC
6 1148 (37.65%) JavaScript
7 1131 (37.09%) Agile Software Development
8 1082 (35.49%) HTML
9 1059 (34.73%) SQL
10 942 (30.90%) ASP.NET MVC
11 885 (29.03%) CSS
12 789 (25.88%) .NET Framework
13 776 (25.45%) WCF
14 768 (25.19%) jQuery
15 681 (22.34%) TDD
16 621 (20.37%) Microsoft
17 508 (16.66%) Scrum
18 504 (16.53%) Web Services
19 440 (14.43%) SQL Server 2008
20 438 (14.37%) Visual Studio
21 422 (13.84%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
22 374 (12.27%) Finance
23 358 (11.74%) Team Foundation Server
24 347 (11.38%) VB.NET
25 346 (11.35%) XML
26 345 (11.32%) OO
27 341 (11.18%) HTML5
28 306 (10.04%) Ajax
29 284 (9.31%) Windows
29 284 (9.31%) T-SQL

.NET Developer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 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
1 214 (7.02%) CMS
2 174 (5.71%) IIS
3 155 (5.08%) SharePoint
4 111 (3.64%) Umbraco
5 61 (2.00%) BizTalk Server
6 57 (1.87%) Node.js
7 55 (1.80%) Sitecore CMS
8 40 (1.31%) Kentico
9 27 (0.89%) SharePoint 2010
10 24 (0.79%) SharePoint 2013
11 22 (0.72%) K2 blackpearl
12 20 (0.66%) EPiServer CMS
13 17 (0.56%) Apache Solr
14 13 (0.43%) Elasticsearch
14 13 (0.43%) NServiceBus
15 9 (0.30%) DNN
15 9 (0.30%) SharePoint Server
15 9 (0.30%) TIBCO EMS
16 8 (0.26%) ArcGIS
16 8 (0.26%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 143 (4.69%) MS Excel
2 36 (1.18%) MS Office
3 11 (0.36%) InfoPath
4 6 (0.20%) Spreadsheet
5 5 (0.16%) Photoshop
5 5 (0.16%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.033%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 56 (1.84%) Dynamics CRM
2 12 (0.39%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 8 (0.26%) Markit EDM
4 6 (0.20%) Dynamics AX
5 3 (0.098%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 2 (0.066%) Dynamics GP
6 2 (0.066%) BusinessWorks
7 1 (0.033%) Oracle Applications
7 1 (0.033%) Summit
7 1 (0.033%) Pivotal CRM
7 1 (0.033%) Adaptiv
7 1 (0.033%) Tridion
7 1 (0.033%) Google Analytics
7 1 (0.033%) FINCAD Analytics
7 1 (0.033%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 110 (3.61%) Microsoft Azure
2 28 (0.92%) PaaS
3 25 (0.82%) SaaS
4 21 (0.69%) Amazon AWS
5 8 (0.26%) GitHub
6 6 (0.20%) Cloud Computing
6 6 (0.20%) Amazon EC2
6 6 (0.20%) Amazon SQS
7 5 (0.16%) CloudFront
7 5 (0.16%) Office 365
7 5 (0.16%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 44 (1.44%) Internet
2 33 (1.08%) HTTP
3 27 (0.89%) Intranet
4 11 (0.36%) TCP/IP
5 7 (0.23%) FTP
6 5 (0.16%) SSL
7 4 (0.13%) Extranet
8 2 (0.066%) DNS
8 2 (0.066%) HTTPS
8 2 (0.066%) SSH
8 2 (0.066%) SNMP
8 2 (0.066%) Kerberos
9 1 (0.033%) RIP
9 1 (0.033%) GPRS
9 1 (0.033%) LAN
9 1 (0.033%) VoIP
9 1 (0.033%) WAN
9 1 (0.033%) SMTP
9 1 (0.033%) Wireshark
9 1 (0.033%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1652 (54.18%) SQL Server
2 440 (14.43%) SQL Server 2008
3 162 (5.31%) SQL Server 2012
4 146 (4.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 142 (4.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 114 (3.74%) SQL Server 2005
7 73 (2.39%) Relational Database
8 64 (2.10%) Oracle Database
9 48 (1.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 39 (1.28%) NoSQL
11 30 (0.98%) RavenDB
12 28 (0.92%) MongoDB
12 28 (0.92%) RDBMS
13 27 (0.89%) MySQL
14 25 (0.82%) Azure SQL Database
15 22 (0.72%) Oracle Database 11g
16 21 (0.69%) SQL Server 2000
17 20 (0.66%) Data Warehouse
18 15 (0.49%) Microsoft Analysis Services
18 15 (0.49%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 438 (14.37%) Visual Studio
2 358 (11.74%) Team Foundation Server
3 182 (5.97%) NUnit
4 100 (3.28%) Subversion
5 78 (2.56%) TeamCity
6 76 (2.49%) Git (software)
7 70 (2.30%) SpecFlow
8 50 (1.64%) Moq
9 44 (1.44%) MSTest
10 40 (1.31%) JIRA
11 38 (1.25%) Selenium
12 31 (1.02%) Rhino Mocks
13 26 (0.85%) MSBuild
14 21 (0.69%) CruiseControl
15 17 (0.56%) Mercurial
15 17 (0.56%) StyleCop
16 16 (0.52%) Jenkins
16 16 (0.52%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
16 16 (0.52%) ReSharper
17 13 (0.43%) Oracle Forms
General
1 374 (12.27%) Finance
2 117 (3.84%) Banking
3 96 (3.15%) Retail
4 83 (2.72%) Back Office
5 65 (2.13%) Front Office
6 62 (2.03%) Marketing
7 55 (1.80%) Investment Banking
8 35 (1.15%) Telecoms
9 33 (1.08%) Manufacturing
10 17 (0.56%) Advertising
11 14 (0.46%) Electronics
11 14 (0.46%) Financial Institution
12 11 (0.36%) Legal
13 10 (0.33%) Games
14 7 (0.23%) Publishing
14 7 (0.23%) Pharmaceutical
15 6 (0.20%) German Language
16 4 (0.13%) Dutch Language
16 4 (0.13%) Law
16 4 (0.13%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3049 (100.00%) .NET
2 1963 (64.38%) ASP.NET
3 1082 (35.49%) HTML
4 942 (30.90%) ASP.NET MVC
5 885 (29.03%) CSS
6 789 (25.88%) .NET Framework
7 776 (25.45%) WCF
8 768 (25.19%) jQuery
9 504 (16.53%) Web Services
10 422 (13.84%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
11 346 (11.35%) XML
12 341 (11.18%) HTML5
13 306 (10.04%) Ajax
14 284 (9.31%) WPF
15 251 (8.23%) ASP.NET Web Forms
16 242 (7.94%) ASP.NET MVC 4
17 223 (7.31%) LINQ
18 210 (6.89%) AngularJS
19 205 (6.72%) WinForms
20 200 (6.56%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 102 (3.35%) Analytical Skills
2 71 (2.33%) N-Tier
3 57 (1.87%) Inversion of Control
4 46 (1.51%) Mobile App
5 45 (1.48%) Computer Science
6 37 (1.21%) Enterprise Software
6 37 (1.21%) User Experience
7 36 (1.18%) NHS
8 27 (0.89%) Client/Server
9 26 (0.85%) Open Source
10 23 (0.75%) Market Risk
10 23 (0.75%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 22 (0.72%) Derivative
12 19 (0.62%) Fixed Income
12 19 (0.62%) Credit Risk
13 18 (0.59%) Algorithms
14 17 (0.56%) Digital Media
14 17 (0.56%) GIS
15 16 (0.52%) Hedge funds
16 15 (0.49%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 284 (9.31%) Windows
2 34 (1.12%) Windows Server 2008
3 28 (0.92%) Apple iOS
4 25 (0.82%) Android
5 14 (0.46%) Windows Server 2003
6 10 (0.33%) Windows Server 2012
7 8 (0.26%) UNIX
8 7 (0.23%) Windows XP
8 7 (0.23%) Windows Mobile
8 7 (0.23%) Windows 7
9 5 (0.16%) Linux
9 5 (0.16%) Windows 8
10 3 (0.098%) Windows Phone
11 2 (0.066%) BlackBerry OS
12 1 (0.033%) Windows 2000
12 1 (0.033%) Windows NT
12 1 (0.033%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 1541 (50.54%) MVC
2 1131 (37.09%) Agile Software Development
3 681 (22.34%) TDD
4 508 (16.66%) Scrum
5 345 (11.32%) OO
6 262 (8.59%) Unit Testing
7 256 (8.40%) E-Commerce
8 253 (8.30%) Web Development
9 231 (7.58%) BDD
10 199 (6.53%) Continuous Integration
11 141 (4.62%) SOA
12 119 (3.90%) OOP
13 101 (3.31%) CRM
14 95 (3.12%) MVVM
15 94 (3.08%) Software Engineering
16 84 (2.76%) Workflow
16 84 (2.76%) Mentoring
17 79 (2.59%) Automated Testing
17 79 (2.59%) Dependency Injection
18 78 (2.56%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 2620 (85.93%) C#
2 1148 (37.65%) JavaScript
3 1059 (34.73%) SQL
4 347 (11.38%) VB.NET
5 284 (9.31%) T-SQL
6 109 (3.57%) PL/SQL
7 91 (2.98%) VB
8 71 (2.33%) Java
9 45 (1.48%) PowerShell
10 41 (1.34%) C++
11 39 (1.28%) VBScript
11 39 (1.28%) VB6
12 25 (0.82%) PHP
13 24 (0.79%) VBA
14 21 (0.69%) XAML
15 17 (0.56%) Python
16 15 (0.49%) C
17 10 (0.33%) Ruby
18 9 (0.30%) XPath
18 9 (0.30%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 135 (4.43%) Security Cleared
2 113 (3.71%) Degree
3 99 (3.25%) SC Cleared
4 20 (0.66%) Microsoft Certification
5 10 (0.33%) DV Cleared
6 5 (0.16%) MCSD
7 4 (0.13%) MCSE
7 4 (0.13%) MCITP
8 3 (0.098%) MCTS
9 2 (0.066%) MCP
10 1 (0.033%) HNC
10 1 (0.033%) HND
10 1 (0.033%) MCPD
10 1 (0.033%) Sun Certification
10 1 (0.033%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 58 (1.90%) QA
2 9 (0.30%) ISO 9001
3 3 (0.098%) SLA
3 3 (0.098%) Basel III
4 2 (0.066%) ISO 14001
4 2 (0.066%) HL7
4 2 (0.066%) WAI
4 2 (0.066%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.033%) DICOM
5 1 (0.033%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 8 (0.26%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.033%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 9 (0.30%) Opscode Chef
2 8 (0.26%) Puppet
3 6 (0.20%) Control-M
4 4 (0.13%) logstash
5 2 (0.066%) Kibana
5 2 (0.066%) SCOM
6 1 (0.033%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 621 (20.37%) Microsoft
2 283 (9.28%) Oracle
3 81 (2.66%) Sitecore
4 63 (2.07%) EPiServer
5 29 (0.95%) Telerik
6 25 (0.82%) DevExpress
7 23 (0.75%) Twitter
8 20 (0.66%) SAP
9 18 (0.59%) Sybase
10 16 (0.52%) HP
11 13 (0.43%) TIBCO
12 11 (0.36%) Xamarin
12 11 (0.36%) Kofax
13 10 (0.33%) Facebook
14 9 (0.30%) Salesforce.com
14 9 (0.30%) Infragistics
14 9 (0.30%) IBM
15 8 (0.26%) Google
16 6 (0.20%) Ektron
16 6 (0.20%) Adobe
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