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 17 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
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
.NET Developer
Rank 68 60 55
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -5
Contract jobs requiring a .NET Developer 1476 1638 1761
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 2.60% 3.11% 3.01%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.86% 3.35% 3.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 964 1124 1130
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 £261 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £543
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £306
% change year-on-year
+1.56% +4.48%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 16 42
Average hourly rate £37.50 £31.25 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -10.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.75 £9.23 £19.38
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £97.25 £45.00 £47.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £38.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-1.31% +8.57%

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
51582 48912 54385
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 91.02% 92.74% 92.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 31504 29191 30441
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £234 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2019 2115 2659
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £18.47
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -7.95%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.48
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.00
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 17 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 17 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 17 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.

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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 -7 1350 £350 - 842
London -17 477 £400 - 204
South East -5 263 £355 +1.42% 153
East of England -2 140 £325 -16.66% 53
Yorkshire +5 139 £320 +4.06% 104
City of London 0 108 £375 -9.09% 69
North West -16 97 £323 +7.50% 138
West Yorkshire +9 95 £325 +3.58% 58
South West -13 95 £335 +3.07% 87
West Midlands -28 84 £313 +11.60% 49
Scotland -12 81 £325 - 39
Leeds +5 70 £325 +4.00% 34
Manchester -9 54 £320 +3.22% 61
Surrey -1 47 £375 +7.14% 27
Cambridgeshire 0 45 £310 -17.33% 16
East Midlands -24 45 £315 +14.54% 38
East Sussex +14 42 £300 -5.51% 14
Somerset +10 40 £350 +9.89% 9
Edinburgh +7 38 £350 - 9
Berkshire +19 37 £356 +1.78% 24
Hampshire -10 37 £340 -15.00% 27
Buckinghamshire -27 36 £389 +6.50% 10
Brighton +11 33 £325 +2.36% 12
Hertfordshire -1 31 £356 -13.63% 12
Milton Keynes -25 25 £411 +9.66% 6
Wales +2 24 £313 +25.00% 13
South Wales +3 23 £313 - 9
Glasgow -2 23 £431 +43.75% 19
Kent -7 23 £338 -3.57% 12
Oxfordshire -4 22 £250 -30.06% 20

.NET Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 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 3094 (100.00%) .NET
2 2677 (86.52%) C#
3 2059 (66.55%) ASP.NET
4 1741 (56.27%) SQL Server
5 1572 (50.81%) MVC
6 1209 (39.08%) JavaScript
7 1130 (36.52%) HTML
7 1130 (36.52%) Agile Software Development
8 1071 (34.62%) SQL
9 944 (30.51%) ASP.NET MVC
10 931 (30.09%) CSS
11 803 (25.95%) WCF
12 785 (25.37%) jQuery
13 769 (24.85%) .NET Framework
14 661 (21.36%) TDD
15 595 (19.23%) Microsoft
16 502 (16.22%) Web Services
17 501 (16.19%) Scrum
18 486 (15.71%) SQL Server 2008
19 452 (14.61%) Visual Studio
20 414 (13.38%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
21 410 (13.25%) VB.NET
22 379 (12.25%) Finance
23 364 (11.76%) XML
24 358 (11.57%) Team Foundation Server
25 357 (11.54%) HTML5
26 335 (10.83%) OO
27 331 (10.70%) Windows
28 323 (10.44%) Ajax
29 303 (9.79%) WPF

.NET Developer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 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 (7.50%) CMS
2 185 (5.98%) IIS
3 152 (4.91%) SharePoint
4 130 (4.20%) Umbraco
5 68 (2.20%) BizTalk Server
6 64 (2.07%) Node.js
7 59 (1.91%) Sitecore CMS
8 34 (1.10%) Kentico
9 24 (0.78%) SharePoint 2010
10 22 (0.71%) K2 blackpearl
10 22 (0.71%) SharePoint 2013
11 19 (0.61%) EPiServer CMS
12 17 (0.55%) Apache Solr
13 13 (0.42%) NServiceBus
14 11 (0.36%) DNN
15 10 (0.32%) Sitefinity
16 8 (0.26%) SharePoint Server
16 8 (0.26%) Oracle Workflow
16 8 (0.26%) Elasticsearch
17 7 (0.23%) JCAPS
Applications
1 148 (4.78%) MS Excel
2 27 (0.87%) MS Office
3 14 (0.45%) InfoPath
4 10 (0.32%) Photoshop
5 6 (0.19%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.065%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.032%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 52 (1.68%) Dynamics CRM
2 17 (0.55%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 8 (0.26%) Markit EDM
4 6 (0.19%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (0.065%) BusinessWorks
6 1 (0.032%) FINCAD Analytics
6 1 (0.032%) Oracle Payables
6 1 (0.032%) Tridion
6 1 (0.032%) Oracle Applications
6 1 (0.032%) Adaptiv
6 1 (0.032%) Pivotal CRM
6 1 (0.032%) Summit
6 1 (0.032%) Google Analytics
6 1 (0.032%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 118 (3.81%) Microsoft Azure
2 29 (0.94%) Amazon AWS
3 26 (0.84%) PaaS
4 24 (0.78%) SaaS
5 11 (0.36%) Amazon EC2
6 10 (0.32%) Cloud Computing
7 8 (0.26%) GitHub
8 6 (0.19%) Office 365
9 5 (0.16%) Amazon S3
9 5 (0.16%) Amazon SQS
9 5 (0.16%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 36 (1.16%) Internet
2 29 (0.94%) Intranet
3 27 (0.87%) HTTP
4 11 (0.36%) TCP/IP
5 5 (0.16%) FTP
6 4 (0.13%) Extranet
7 3 (0.097%) SSH
7 3 (0.097%) Softphone
8 2 (0.065%) HTTPS
8 2 (0.065%) Kerberos
8 2 (0.065%) SNMP
8 2 (0.065%) DNS
8 2 (0.065%) GPRS
9 1 (0.032%) 4G
9 1 (0.032%) Telnet
9 1 (0.032%) Wi-Fi
9 1 (0.032%) Wireless
9 1 (0.032%) LAN
9 1 (0.032%) WAN
9 1 (0.032%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1741 (56.27%) SQL Server
2 486 (15.71%) SQL Server 2008
3 172 (5.56%) SQL Server 2012
4 148 (4.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 145 (4.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 127 (4.10%) SQL Server 2005
7 71 (2.29%) Relational Database
8 62 (2.00%) Oracle Database
9 44 (1.42%) NoSQL
10 38 (1.23%) RavenDB
11 35 (1.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 33 (1.07%) MongoDB
12 33 (1.07%) MySQL
13 31 (1.00%) RDBMS
14 24 (0.78%) Azure SQL Database
15 23 (0.74%) Oracle Database 11g
16 22 (0.71%) DTS
17 21 (0.68%) SQL Server 2000
18 20 (0.65%) Data Warehouse
19 17 (0.55%) Couchbase
Development Applications
1 452 (14.61%) Visual Studio
2 358 (11.57%) Team Foundation Server
3 166 (5.37%) NUnit
4 94 (3.04%) Subversion
5 93 (3.01%) Git (software)
6 91 (2.94%) TeamCity
7 64 (2.07%) SpecFlow
8 50 (1.62%) Moq
9 40 (1.29%) JIRA
10 38 (1.23%) Rhino Mocks
11 34 (1.10%) MSTest
12 33 (1.07%) Selenium
13 25 (0.81%) Mercurial
14 24 (0.78%) CruiseControl
14 24 (0.78%) MSBuild
15 19 (0.61%) ReSharper
16 18 (0.58%) Jenkins
17 13 (0.42%) Oracle Forms
18 12 (0.39%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
18 12 (0.39%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 379 (12.25%) Finance
2 145 (4.69%) Banking
3 95 (3.07%) Retail
4 77 (2.49%) Back Office
5 75 (2.42%) Front Office
6 61 (1.97%) Investment Banking
7 59 (1.91%) Marketing
8 39 (1.26%) Telecoms
9 35 (1.13%) Manufacturing
10 21 (0.68%) Advertising
11 19 (0.61%) Electronics
12 13 (0.42%) Legal
13 12 (0.39%) Financial Institution
14 8 (0.26%) Publishing
14 8 (0.26%) Games
15 6 (0.19%) Law
15 6 (0.19%) Pharmaceutical
16 4 (0.13%) Dutch Language
16 4 (0.13%) French Language
16 4 (0.13%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3094 (100.00%) .NET
2 2059 (66.55%) ASP.NET
3 1130 (36.52%) HTML
4 944 (30.51%) ASP.NET MVC
5 931 (30.09%) CSS
6 803 (25.95%) WCF
7 785 (25.37%) jQuery
8 769 (24.85%) .NET Framework
9 502 (16.22%) Web Services
10 414 (13.38%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
11 364 (11.76%) XML
12 357 (11.54%) HTML5
13 323 (10.44%) Ajax
14 303 (9.79%) WPF
15 273 (8.82%) LINQ
16 272 (8.79%) ASP.NET Web Forms
17 243 (7.85%) ASP.NET MVC 4
18 206 (6.66%) WinForms
19 194 (6.27%) KnockoutJS
20 191 (6.17%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 94 (3.04%) Analytical Skills
2 60 (1.94%) N-Tier
3 59 (1.91%) Inversion of Control
4 48 (1.55%) Enterprise Software
5 43 (1.39%) Mobile App
6 40 (1.29%) User Experience
7 39 (1.26%) Computer Science
8 26 (0.84%) NHS
8 26 (0.84%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 25 (0.81%) Derivative
9 25 (0.81%) Client/Server
10 21 (0.68%) Credit Risk
10 21 (0.68%) Fixed Income
11 20 (0.65%) Market Risk
12 19 (0.61%) Open Source
13 17 (0.55%) Digital Media
13 17 (0.55%) GIS
13 17 (0.55%) DTV
14 14 (0.45%) Hedge funds
15 13 (0.42%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 331 (10.70%) Windows
2 42 (1.36%) Windows Server 2008
3 25 (0.81%) Apple iOS
4 22 (0.71%) Android
5 18 (0.58%) Windows Server 2012
6 14 (0.45%) Windows Server 2003
7 10 (0.32%) UNIX
7 10 (0.32%) Windows XP
8 9 (0.29%) Windows 7
8 9 (0.29%) Windows 8
9 8 (0.26%) Linux
10 7 (0.23%) Windows Mobile
11 3 (0.097%) BlackBerry OS
12 2 (0.065%) Windows Phone
13 1 (0.032%) Windows 2000 Server
13 1 (0.032%) Windows Phone 8
13 1 (0.032%) Windows CE
13 1 (0.032%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 1572 (50.81%) MVC
2 1130 (36.52%) Agile Software Development
3 661 (21.36%) TDD
4 501 (16.19%) Scrum
5 335 (10.83%) OO
6 285 (9.21%) Unit Testing
7 266 (8.60%) Web Development
8 243 (7.85%) E-Commerce
9 208 (6.72%) BDD
10 191 (6.17%) Continuous Integration
11 133 (4.30%) SOA
12 128 (4.14%) OOP
13 111 (3.59%) Software Engineering
14 97 (3.14%) MVVM
15 89 (2.88%) CRM
16 87 (2.81%) OOD
17 82 (2.65%) Workflow
18 79 (2.55%) Dependency Injection
19 71 (2.29%) Mentoring
20 64 (2.07%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 2677 (86.52%) C#
2 1209 (39.08%) JavaScript
3 1071 (34.62%) SQL
4 410 (13.25%) VB.NET
5 275 (8.89%) T-SQL
6 101 (3.26%) PL/SQL
7 95 (3.07%) VB
8 74 (2.39%) Java
9 42 (1.36%) PowerShell
10 41 (1.33%) VB6
11 37 (1.20%) C++
12 35 (1.13%) VBA
13 31 (1.00%) XAML
14 26 (0.84%) PHP
15 23 (0.74%) VBScript
16 20 (0.65%) Python
17 13 (0.42%) C
18 11 (0.36%) Scala
19 8 (0.26%) Ruby
20 6 (0.19%) XPath
Qualifications
1 128 (4.14%) Security Cleared
2 110 (3.56%) Degree
3 97 (3.14%) SC Cleared
4 25 (0.81%) Microsoft Certification
5 9 (0.29%) DV Cleared
6 6 (0.19%) MCSD
7 5 (0.16%) MCITP
8 4 (0.13%) MCSE
9 3 (0.097%) MCTS
10 2 (0.065%) MCP
11 1 (0.032%) CTC Cleared
11 1 (0.032%) Sun Certification
11 1 (0.032%) MBA
11 1 (0.032%) HNC
11 1 (0.032%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 52 (1.68%) QA
2 9 (0.29%) ISO 9001
3 6 (0.19%) HL7
4 3 (0.097%) Basel III
4 3 (0.097%) SLA
5 2 (0.065%) ISO 14001
5 2 (0.065%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.032%) DICOM
6 1 (0.032%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 13 (0.42%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.032%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 9 (0.29%) Opscode Chef
2 6 (0.19%) Control-M
3 4 (0.13%) Puppet
4 2 (0.065%) SCOM
4 2 (0.065%) logstash
5 1 (0.032%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.032%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 595 (19.23%) Microsoft
2 299 (9.66%) Oracle
3 85 (2.75%) Sitecore
4 62 (2.00%) EPiServer
5 27 (0.87%) Sybase
6 25 (0.81%) Twitter
6 25 (0.81%) DevExpress
7 23 (0.74%) Telerik
7 23 (0.74%) SAP
8 16 (0.52%) HP
9 11 (0.36%) Facebook
9 11 (0.36%) Kofax
10 8 (0.26%) IBM
10 8 (0.26%) AccuRev
11 7 (0.23%) Salesforce.com
12 6 (0.19%) Google
12 6 (0.19%) TIBCO
12 6 (0.19%) Xamarin
13 5 (0.16%) Ektron
13 5 (0.16%) CA
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