The table below looks at the statistics for .NET Framework skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited .NET Framework over the 3 months to 29 December 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 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft .NET Framework
Rank 153 135 96
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -39
Contract jobs citing .NET Framework 784 805 997
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.45% 1.57% 2.05%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 5.37% 5.71% 7.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 539 518 643
Average daily rate
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£375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £276 £250 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £311 £320
% change year-on-year
+12.44% -2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 17 36
Average hourly rate £80.00 £35.00 £33.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+128.57% +3.70%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £36.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
- +2.85%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
14612 14099 13778
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.09% 27.54% 28.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 9984 9008 8637
Average daily rate £395 £375 £373
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.33% +0.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 193 303 361
Average hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% -2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.50 £16.00 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -2.94%

.NET Framework
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing .NET Framework within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

.NET Framework Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

.NET Framework
Daily Rate Trend

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

.NET Framework Daily Rate Trend in the UK

.NET Framework
Daily Rate Histogram

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

.NET Framework Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

.NET Framework
Hourly Rate Trend

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

.NET Framework Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

.NET Framework
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 Framework within the UK over the 3 months to 29 December 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 -30 687 £375 +7.14% 318
London -30 279 £400 +3.22% 90
South East -11 130 £350 +0.71% 57
City of London -29 74 £425 -5.55% 33
East of England +14 68 £375 +29.31% 15
Scotland +13 55 £325 -1.88% 15
Yorkshire -5 50 £325 +15.04% 44
North West -11 50 £325 +4.00% 54
South West -28 47 £361 +15.60% 21
West Midlands -3 41 £363 +11.61% 19
Cambridgeshire +15 32 £400 -27.27% 5
Manchester -5 29 £325 -8.77% 25
West Yorkshire -18 29 £350 +23.89% 24
East Midlands +2 27 £325 +8.33% 15
Wales -9 27 £328 +9.16% 5
Edinburgh +3 26 £400 +33.33% 6
Buckinghamshire -10 26 £413 +83.33% 7
South Wales +5 23 £328 +9.62% 3
Leeds -14 23 £350 +11.11% 12
Berkshire -17 23 £350 +1.44% 11
Coventry +15 21 £388 +24.49% 1
Glasgow +3 20 £320 -1.53% 7
Nottinghamshire +7 17 £325 +8.33% 4
Nottingham +6 17 £325 +8.33% 2
Milton Keynes -8 17 £425 +4.29% 4
Hertfordshire +10 16 £365 +66.85% 3
Reading +9 16 £350 - 7
Cheshire -1 16 £350 +16.66% 21
Somerset -4 16 £400 +6.66%
Oxfordshire -10 16 £350 +16.66% 6

.NET Framework
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 December 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing .NET Framework also 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 that cited .NET Framework.

1 1680 (100.00%) .NET
2 1334 (79.40%) C#
3 960 (57.14%) SQL Server
4 908 (54.05%) ASP.NET
5 820 (48.81%) MVC
6 719 (42.80%) Agile Software Development
7 708 (42.14%) JavaScript
8 662 (39.40%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
9 649 (38.63%) HTML
10 628 (37.38%) SQL
11 579 (34.46%) Microsoft
12 555 (33.04%) CSS
13 510 (30.36%) WCF
14 493 (29.35%) ASP.NET MVC
15 487 (28.99%) jQuery
16 436 (25.95%) Visual Studio
17 434 (25.83%) TDD
18 358 (21.31%) Web Services
19 353 (21.01%) SQL Server 2008
20 336 (20.00%) Scrum
21 301 (17.92%) Team Foundation Server
22 292 (17.38%) XML
23 263 (15.65%) Windows
23 263 (15.65%) Finance
24 251 (14.94%) OO
25 233 (13.87%) T-SQL
26 231 (13.75%) HTML5
27 215 (12.80%) WPF
28 201 (11.96%) LINQ
29 195 (11.61%) Oracle

.NET Framework
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 December 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing .NET Framework also 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 that cited .NET Framework. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 171 (10.18%) SharePoint
2 139 (8.27%) IIS
3 115 (6.85%) CMS
4 64 (3.81%) BizTalk Server
5 56 (3.33%) Umbraco
6 55 (3.27%) Sitecore CMS
6 55 (3.27%) SharePoint 2013
7 50 (2.98%) SharePoint 2010
8 44 (2.62%) Node.js
9 22 (1.31%) SharePoint Server
10 19 (1.13%) Kentico
11 16 (0.95%) JBoss
12 14 (0.83%) Confluence
13 10 (0.60%) Apache
13 10 (0.60%) Tomcat
13 10 (0.60%) TIBCO EMS
14 7 (0.42%) IBM Notes
15 6 (0.36%) MS Exchange
15 6 (0.36%) EPiServer CMS
15 6 (0.36%) Lync
Applications
1 154 (9.17%) MS Excel
2 42 (2.50%) MS Office
3 26 (1.55%) MS Visio
4 21 (1.25%) MS PowerPoint
5 14 (0.83%) InfoPath
6 9 (0.54%) Photoshop
7 2 (0.12%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.12%) DOC1
8 1 (0.060%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 86 (5.12%) Dynamics CRM
2 14 (0.83%) Oracle EBS
3 10 (0.60%) Dynamics AX
4 5 (0.30%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 4 (0.24%) Dynamics NAV
6 3 (0.18%) Oracle Financials
6 3 (0.18%) Endur
7 2 (0.12%) SiteCatalyst
7 2 (0.12%) SAP ERP
7 2 (0.12%) SAP ECC
7 2 (0.12%) SAP CRM
8 1 (0.060%) ZaiNet
8 1 (0.060%) Tridion
8 1 (0.060%) WebTrends
8 1 (0.060%) Oracle Applications
8 1 (0.060%) OpenLink RightAngle
8 1 (0.060%) Aligne
8 1 (0.060%) Markit EDM
8 1 (0.060%) Radian6
Cloud Services
1 120 (7.14%) Microsoft Azure
2 34 (2.02%) PaaS
3 9 (0.54%) Cloud Computing
4 7 (0.42%) Amazon AWS
4 7 (0.42%) SaaS
5 3 (0.18%) Office 365
6 2 (0.12%) GitHub
7 1 (0.060%) SoftLayer
7 1 (0.060%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 47 (2.80%) HTTP
2 37 (2.20%) Internet
3 14 (0.83%) Intranet
4 13 (0.77%) TCP/IP
5 12 (0.71%) FTP
6 8 (0.48%) DNS
7 6 (0.36%) DHCP
7 6 (0.36%) Firewall
8 5 (0.30%) Extranet
8 5 (0.30%) HTTPS
9 4 (0.24%) SAN
9 4 (0.24%) LDAP
9 4 (0.24%) NAS
9 4 (0.24%) AMQP
10 3 (0.18%) VPN
11 2 (0.12%) Wireless
11 2 (0.12%) SMTP
11 2 (0.12%) CTI
11 2 (0.12%) Modbus
11 2 (0.12%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 960 (57.14%) SQL Server
2 353 (21.01%) SQL Server 2008
3 131 (7.80%) SQL Server 2012
4 81 (4.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 79 (4.70%) SQL Server 2005
6 76 (4.52%) Relational Database
7 61 (3.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 42 (2.50%) Oracle Database
9 29 (1.73%) MySQL
10 27 (1.61%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 26 (1.55%) Azure SQL Database
12 24 (1.43%) NoSQL
13 21 (1.25%) MongoDB
14 17 (1.01%) SQL Server 2000
15 16 (0.95%) Big Data
16 15 (0.89%) Oracle Database 11g
16 15 (0.89%) Data Warehouse
17 14 (0.83%) RDBMS
18 12 (0.71%) DTS
19 11 (0.65%) IDOL
Development Applications
1 436 (25.95%) Visual Studio
2 301 (17.92%) Team Foundation Server
3 170 (10.12%) NUnit
4 93 (5.54%) Subversion
5 88 (5.24%) SpecFlow
6 85 (5.06%) Selenium
7 82 (4.88%) MSTest
8 65 (3.87%) JIRA
9 60 (3.57%) Git (software)
10 57 (3.39%) Moq
11 50 (2.98%) Jenkins
12 45 (2.68%) Rhino Mocks
13 36 (2.14%) WebDriver
14 35 (2.08%) TeamCity
15 28 (1.67%) ReSharper
15 28 (1.67%) StyleCop
16 27 (1.61%) MSBuild
17 25 (1.49%) Visual Studio Team System
18 23 (1.37%) CruiseControl
19 19 (1.13%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 263 (15.65%) Finance
2 108 (6.43%) Banking
3 51 (3.04%) Retail
4 44 (2.62%) Investment Banking
5 40 (2.38%) Marketing
6 33 (1.96%) Front Office
7 22 (1.31%) Back Office
8 16 (0.95%) Telecoms
9 14 (0.83%) Publishing
10 13 (0.77%) Legal
11 11 (0.65%) Financial Institution
12 9 (0.54%) German Language
13 8 (0.48%) Law
13 8 (0.48%) Advertising
14 7 (0.42%) Pharmaceutical
15 6 (0.36%) Manufacturing
15 6 (0.36%) Multimedia
16 4 (0.24%) Electronics
16 4 (0.24%) International Banking
17 3 (0.18%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 1317 (78.39%) Developer
2 746 (44.40%) .NET Developer
3 369 (21.96%) C# Developer
4 259 (15.42%) C# .NET Developer
5 161 (9.58%) Senior Developer
6 126 (7.50%) ASP.NET Developer
7 108 (6.43%) Web Developer
8 103 (6.13%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 95 (5.65%) Software Developer
10 89 (5.30%) Senior .NET Developer
11 81 (4.82%) Architect
12 62 (3.69%) Analyst
13 47 (2.80%) CRM Developer
14 44 (2.62%) Lead Developer
15 38 (2.26%) .NET Web Developer
16 37 (2.20%) WPF Developer
17 35 (2.08%) Software Engineer
18 33 (1.96%) Dynamics CRM Developer
18 33 (1.96%) Microsoft Developer
18 33 (1.96%) SharePoint Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1680 (100.00%) .NET
2 908 (54.05%) ASP.NET
3 662 (39.40%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
4 649 (38.63%) HTML
5 555 (33.04%) CSS
6 510 (30.36%) WCF
7 493 (29.35%) ASP.NET MVC
8 487 (28.99%) jQuery
9 358 (21.31%) Web Services
10 292 (17.38%) XML
11 231 (13.75%) HTML5
12 215 (12.80%) WPF
13 201 (11.96%) LINQ
14 173 (10.30%) Ajax
15 168 (10.00%) ASP.NET Web API
16 145 (8.63%) CSS3
17 142 (8.45%) AngularJS
18 127 (7.56%) ASP.NET MVC 4
19 123 (7.32%) REST
20 110 (6.55%) ASP.NET MVC 3
Miscellaneous
1 99 (5.89%) Analytical Skills
2 67 (3.99%) Inversion of Control
3 66 (3.93%) Computer Science
4 54 (3.21%) Open Source
5 41 (2.44%) User Experience
6 36 (2.14%) Mobile App
7 35 (2.08%) N-Tier
8 30 (1.79%) Enterprise Software
9 29 (1.73%) Client/Server
10 25 (1.49%) NHS
11 23 (1.37%) Derivative
12 18 (1.07%) Algorithms
13 16 (0.95%) Management Information System
14 15 (0.89%) Mathematics
14 15 (0.89%) Data Structures
15 14 (0.83%) Equity Derivative
16 12 (0.71%) W3C
16 12 (0.71%) Hedge funds
17 11 (0.65%) iPad
17 11 (0.65%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 263 (15.65%) Windows
2 37 (2.20%) Windows Server 2008
3 33 (1.96%) Apple iOS
4 30 (1.79%) UNIX
5 29 (1.73%) Android
6 28 (1.67%) Windows Server 2003
6 28 (1.67%) Linux
7 10 (0.60%) Windows Server 2012
8 8 (0.48%) Windows XP
9 7 (0.42%) Windows Phone
10 3 (0.18%) Ubuntu
10 3 (0.18%) Windows 8
10 3 (0.18%) Windows NT
11 2 (0.12%) HPUX
11 2 (0.12%) Windows Mobile
12 1 (0.060%) Solaris
12 1 (0.060%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 820 (48.81%) MVC
2 719 (42.80%) Agile Software Development
3 434 (25.83%) TDD
4 336 (20.00%) Scrum
5 251 (14.94%) OO
6 185 (11.01%) BDD
7 155 (9.23%) Unit Testing
8 141 (8.39%) Web Development
9 130 (7.74%) SOA
10 108 (6.43%) Continuous Integration
11 104 (6.19%) E-Commerce
12 97 (5.77%) Software Engineering
12 97 (5.77%) MVVM
13 95 (5.65%) CRM
14 93 (5.54%) OOD
15 87 (5.18%) Dependency Injection
16 75 (4.46%) Automated Testing
17 64 (3.81%) OOP
18 61 (3.63%) Project Management
19 56 (3.33%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 1334 (79.40%) C#
2 708 (42.14%) JavaScript
3 628 (37.38%) SQL
4 233 (13.87%) T-SQL
5 151 (8.99%) Java
6 117 (6.96%) VB.NET
7 67 (3.99%) PL/SQL
8 53 (3.15%) PowerShell
9 47 (2.80%) VBScript
9 47 (2.80%) C++
10 42 (2.50%) VB
11 31 (1.85%) PHP
12 24 (1.43%) XAML
13 23 (1.37%) Python
13 23 (1.37%) C
14 22 (1.31%) Ruby
15 15 (0.89%) Shell Script
16 14 (0.83%) VBA
17 11 (0.65%) XPath
17 11 (0.65%) VB6
Qualifications
1 115 (6.85%) Degree
2 84 (5.00%) Security Cleared
3 57 (3.39%) SC Cleared
4 40 (2.38%) Microsoft Certification
5 24 (1.43%) ISEB
6 17 (1.01%) ISTQB
7 12 (0.71%) MCTS
8 8 (0.48%) MCP
8 8 (0.48%) MCSE
9 7 (0.42%) MCSD
10 5 (0.30%) MCITP
10 5 (0.30%) MCPD
10 5 (0.30%) BC Cleared
10 5 (0.30%) DV Cleared
11 4 (0.24%) LPIC
11 4 (0.24%) Cisco Certification
11 4 (0.24%) CCNA
12 2 (0.12%) CCDA
12 2 (0.12%) CCDP
12 2 (0.12%) MCAD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 61 (3.63%) QA
2 9 (0.54%) ISO 9001
3 7 (0.42%) SLA
3 7 (0.42%) WCAG
4 4 (0.24%) HL7
4 4 (0.24%) PCI DSS
5 3 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.12%) EMIR
6 2 (0.12%) WAI
7 1 (0.060%) COBIT
7 1 (0.060%) MiFID
7 1 (0.060%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 39 (2.32%) Active Directory
2 10 (0.60%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (0.36%) Hyper-V
4 3 (0.18%) vSphere
4 3 (0.18%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (0.18%) vCloud
5 2 (0.12%) UAG
5 2 (0.12%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 2 (0.12%) DFS Replication
5 2 (0.12%) ISA Server
5 2 (0.12%) VMware ESX
5 2 (0.12%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.060%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (0.060%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 17 (1.01%) HP Quality Center
2 10 (0.60%) Opscode Chef
3 8 (0.48%) Puppet
4 6 (0.36%) Control-M
5 3 (0.18%) WMI
5 3 (0.18%) SCCM
6 2 (0.12%) WSUS
6 2 (0.12%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 2 (0.12%) SCOrch
6 2 (0.12%) NetBackup
7 1 (0.060%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 1 (0.060%) CA SiteMinder
7 1 (0.060%) SCOM
7 1 (0.060%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 579 (34.46%) Microsoft
2 195 (11.61%) Oracle
3 76 (4.52%) Sitecore
4 31 (1.85%) Telerik
5 25 (1.49%) EPiServer
6 21 (1.25%) Salesforce.com
7 20 (1.19%) Infragistics
7 20 (1.19%) Twitter
8 18 (1.07%) DevExpress
9 17 (1.01%) IBM
10 16 (0.95%) Ektron
11 12 (0.71%) VMware
12 11 (0.65%) Google
12 11 (0.65%) SAP
12 11 (0.65%) TIBCO
13 10 (0.60%) Sybase
13 10 (0.60%) HP
14 9 (0.54%) Meridio
14 9 (0.54%) Open Text
15 8 (0.48%) Zend
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Sanderson
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 6 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Proactive Appointments
Rate: Up to £285 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Stevenage, Hertfordshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £250 - £325 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Halifax
Computer Futures
Rate: £350 per day + competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
Huddersfield
Computer Futures
Rate: £350 per day + competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
Leeds
Computer Futures
Rate: £400 per day + competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £600 - £650 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Leeds
Real Staffing
Rate: £280 - £320 per day + Negotiable on experience
Posted: 5 days ago
City of London
Deerfoot IT
Rate: £450 - £550 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Glasgow
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £300.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Roc Search
Rate: £400 - £430 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
Energize Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Posted: 6 days ago
Lytham St Annes
First Recruitment Group
Rate: £0 - £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
West Yorkshire
Quantica Technology - London
Rate: £340 - £370 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
Oxford
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £425 per day + competitive
Posted: 12 days ago
High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
83Zero
Rate: From £300 to £350 per annum
Posted: 13 days ago
City of London
Deerfoot IT
Posted: 13 days ago
Leicestershire
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £39000.00 - £47000.00 per annum
Posted: 14 days ago