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 19 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft .NET Framework
Rank 141 104 125
Rank change year-on-year
-37 +21
Contract jobs citing .NET Framework 879 1013 926
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.53% 1.92% 1.61%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 5.62% 6.66% 5.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 564 696 543
Average daily rate
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£355 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £278 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £326 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+0.38% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 12 30
Average hourly rate £37.50 £39.38 £41.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.76% -5.68%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.25 £14.08 £28.22
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £55.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £39.38 £42.50
% change year-on-year
-4.76% -7.35%

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
15650 15213 15616
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.17% 28.83% 27.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 10137 9787 9367
Average daily rate £375 £375 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 188 266 374
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.75 £17.50 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £71.00 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +7.69%

.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 19 September 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 19 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -40 797 £355 -5.33% 460
London -35 324 £410 -5.74% 125
South East -10 159 £350 - 68
City of London +25 87 £425 +3.03% 38
East of England +18 75 £325 -13.33% 26
Yorkshire +25 66 £311 +3.75% 62
West Yorkshire +45 55 £325 +6.12% 43
Scotland +1 47 £350 +7.69% 37
West Midlands -19 47 £323 +7.50% 38
Leeds +34 44 £325 +8.33% 30
North West -51 44 £325 +6.55% 75
Buckinghamshire -6 34 £350 -6.66% 4
Berkshire -11 31 £413 +10.06% 15
East Sussex +6 30 £300 -20.00% 7
East Midlands -11 30 £348 +15.83% 16
South West -68 26 £300 -7.69% 41
Brighton +5 24 £290 -22.66% 4
Milton Keynes -11 23 £350 -6.66% 3
Manchester -27 23 £325 - 37
Reading +11 22 £425 +3.03% 7
Surrey -8 19 £388 +1.97% 15
Oxfordshire +9 18 £275 +6.79% 5
Norfolk +6 18 £275 -26.66% 2
Leicestershire +6 17 £395 +43.63% 5
North East -16 17 £338 +6.29% 9
Norwich - 17 £275 - 2
Glasgow -3 16 £375 +22.95% 11
Wales -14 16 £385 +18.46% 7
Hampshire -48 16 £356 +10.46% 17
Essex +2 15 £338 -15.62% 3

.NET Framework
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 1732 (100.00%) .NET
2 1347 (77.77%) C#
3 971 (56.06%) ASP.NET
4 952 (54.97%) SQL Server
5 885 (51.10%) MVC
6 708 (40.88%) Agile Software Development
7 700 (40.42%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
8 670 (38.68%) JavaScript
8 670 (38.68%) SQL
9 621 (35.85%) HTML
10 612 (35.33%) Microsoft
11 538 (31.06%) CSS
12 504 (29.10%) jQuery
13 499 (28.81%) ASP.NET MVC
14 497 (28.70%) WCF
15 472 (27.25%) Visual Studio
16 436 (25.17%) TDD
17 371 (21.42%) SQL Server 2008
18 355 (20.50%) Web Services
19 344 (19.86%) Windows
20 303 (17.49%) Team Foundation Server
21 299 (17.26%) Scrum
22 298 (17.21%) XML
23 231 (13.34%) OO
24 223 (12.88%) Finance
25 221 (12.76%) SharePoint
26 216 (12.47%) WPF
27 212 (12.24%) T-SQL
28 210 (12.12%) LINQ
29 203 (11.72%) HTML5

.NET Framework
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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
1 221 (12.76%) SharePoint
2 133 (7.68%) IIS
3 111 (6.41%) CMS
4 79 (4.56%) BizTalk Server
5 72 (4.16%) Umbraco
6 61 (3.52%) SharePoint 2010
7 55 (3.18%) SharePoint 2013
8 47 (2.71%) Node.js
9 45 (2.60%) Sitecore CMS
10 33 (1.91%) SharePoint Server
11 12 (0.69%) Kentico
12 6 (0.35%) Sitefinity
12 6 (0.35%) Joomla!
12 6 (0.35%) DNN
12 6 (0.35%) ArcGIS
13 5 (0.29%) WebSphere
13 5 (0.29%) Drupal
13 5 (0.29%) Confluence
13 5 (0.29%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 5 (0.29%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 166 (9.58%) MS Excel
2 34 (1.96%) MS Office
3 30 (1.73%) InfoPath
4 12 (0.69%) Photoshop
5 9 (0.52%) MS Visio
6 5 (0.29%) MS PowerPoint
7 1 (0.058%) Fireworks
7 1 (0.058%) MS Project
7 1 (0.058%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 53 (3.06%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (0.46%) Dynamics AX
2 8 (0.46%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 5 (0.29%) Markit EDM
4 4 (0.23%) Oracle Financials
4 4 (0.23%) WebTrends
5 3 (0.17%) Oracle Applications
6 2 (0.12%) SiteCatalyst
6 2 (0.12%) Dynamics NAV
6 2 (0.12%) Exstream
7 1 (0.058%) Tridion
7 1 (0.058%) CODA-Financials
7 1 (0.058%) Endur
7 1 (0.058%) Oracle 11i
7 1 (0.058%) ZaiNet
7 1 (0.058%) ENOVIA
7 1 (0.058%) Oracle EBS
7 1 (0.058%) Summit
7 1 (0.058%) Teamcenter
7 1 (0.058%) OpenLink RightAngle
Cloud Services
1 100 (5.77%) Microsoft Azure
2 32 (1.85%) PaaS
3 9 (0.52%) Amazon AWS
4 8 (0.46%) Cloud Computing
5 4 (0.23%) SaaS
6 3 (0.17%) Office 365
6 3 (0.17%) GitHub
7 1 (0.058%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.058%) Gitorious
Communications & Networking
1 37 (2.14%) Internet
2 27 (1.56%) HTTP
3 13 (0.75%) Intranet
3 13 (0.75%) LDAP
4 11 (0.64%) TCP/IP
5 9 (0.52%) DNS
6 8 (0.46%) Firewall
6 8 (0.46%) FTP
7 5 (0.29%) Extranet
8 4 (0.23%) NAS
8 4 (0.23%) SAN
8 4 (0.23%) DMZ
9 3 (0.17%) SMTP
9 3 (0.17%) DHCP
9 3 (0.17%) Kerberos
10 2 (0.12%) Modbus
10 2 (0.12%) Network Security
10 2 (0.12%) iSCSI
10 2 (0.12%) Wireless
11 1 (0.058%) CTI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 952 (54.97%) SQL Server
2 371 (21.42%) SQL Server 2008
3 122 (7.04%) SQL Server 2012
4 119 (6.87%) SQL Server 2005
5 109 (6.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 102 (5.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 99 (5.72%) Relational Database
8 45 (2.60%) SSDT
9 44 (2.54%) Oracle Database
10 35 (2.02%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 30 (1.73%) RDBMS
11 30 (1.73%) Data Warehouse
12 29 (1.67%) NoSQL
13 24 (1.39%) Azure SQL Database
13 24 (1.39%) MySQL
14 23 (1.33%) MongoDB
15 20 (1.15%) RavenDB
16 18 (1.04%) IDOL
17 17 (0.98%) SQL Server 2000
18 16 (0.92%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 472 (27.25%) Visual Studio
2 303 (17.49%) Team Foundation Server
3 141 (8.14%) NUnit
4 108 (6.24%) Git (software)
5 87 (5.02%) TeamCity
6 83 (4.79%) Subversion
7 76 (4.39%) Selenium
8 69 (3.98%) SpecFlow
9 68 (3.93%) MSTest
9 68 (3.93%) Maven
10 58 (3.35%) Rhino Mocks
11 53 (3.06%) MSBuild
12 49 (2.83%) JIRA
13 48 (2.77%) Moq
14 44 (2.54%) Octopus Deploy
15 42 (2.42%) NuGet
16 41 (2.37%) Artifactory
17 40 (2.31%) Gradle
18 37 (2.14%) Jenkins
19 36 (2.08%) WebDriver
General
1 223 (12.88%) Finance
2 107 (6.18%) Banking
3 52 (3.00%) Retail
4 44 (2.54%) Investment Banking
5 43 (2.48%) Marketing
6 36 (2.08%) Back Office
7 27 (1.56%) Front Office
8 18 (1.04%) Manufacturing
9 15 (0.87%) Telecoms
10 12 (0.69%) Advertising
11 11 (0.64%) Pharmaceutical
11 11 (0.64%) Legal
12 7 (0.40%) Financial Institution
12 7 (0.40%) Electronics
12 7 (0.40%) German Language
13 6 (0.35%) Multimedia
14 5 (0.29%) Publishing
15 4 (0.23%) Dutch Language
15 4 (0.23%) International Banking
15 4 (0.23%) Law
Job Titles
1 1317 (76.04%) Developer
2 779 (44.98%) .NET Developer
3 393 (22.69%) C# Developer
4 268 (15.47%) C# .NET Developer
5 169 (9.76%) ASP.NET Developer
6 143 (8.26%) Senior Developer
7 102 (5.89%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 101 (5.83%) Web Developer
9 84 (4.85%) Senior .NET Developer
10 80 (4.62%) Software Developer
11 74 (4.27%) Architect
12 64 (3.70%) Software Engineer
13 63 (3.64%) Analyst
14 57 (3.29%) SQL Developer
15 49 (2.83%) SharePoint Developer
16 42 (2.42%) .NET Web Developer
17 37 (2.14%) WPF Developer
18 34 (1.96%) Consultant
18 34 (1.96%) Programmer
19 33 (1.91%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1732 (100.00%) .NET
2 971 (56.06%) ASP.NET
3 700 (40.42%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
4 621 (35.85%) HTML
5 538 (31.06%) CSS
6 504 (29.10%) jQuery
7 499 (28.81%) ASP.NET MVC
8 497 (28.70%) WCF
9 355 (20.50%) Web Services
10 298 (17.21%) XML
11 216 (12.47%) WPF
12 210 (12.12%) LINQ
13 203 (11.72%) HTML5
14 187 (10.80%) Ajax
15 136 (7.85%) ASP.NET Web Forms
16 123 (7.10%) JSON
17 119 (6.87%) ASP.NET Web API
17 119 (6.87%) REST
18 117 (6.76%) ASP.NET MVC 3
19 113 (6.52%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 87 (5.02%) Analytical Skills
2 49 (2.83%) Open Source
2 49 (2.83%) User Experience
3 43 (2.48%) N-Tier
4 42 (2.42%) Client/Server
5 40 (2.31%) Enterprise Software
6 39 (2.25%) Inversion of Control
7 35 (2.02%) Computer Science
8 22 (1.27%) Mobile App
9 19 (1.10%) Derivative
10 18 (1.04%) NHS
11 13 (0.75%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 13 (0.75%) Management Information System
12 12 (0.69%) Wiki
13 11 (0.64%) Visualisation
13 11 (0.64%) Market Risk
13 11 (0.64%) Hedge funds
14 10 (0.58%) iPad
14 10 (0.58%) Clustering
15 9 (0.52%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 344 (19.86%) Windows
2 57 (3.29%) Windows Server 2012
3 49 (2.83%) Windows Server 2008
4 36 (2.08%) UNIX
5 34 (1.96%) Windows Server 2003
6 20 (1.15%) Apple iOS
7 19 (1.10%) Linux
8 14 (0.81%) Android
9 6 (0.35%) Windows XP
10 5 (0.29%) Oracle Linux
11 3 (0.17%) Windows NT
11 3 (0.17%) Windows Mobile
11 3 (0.17%) Windows 8
11 3 (0.17%) Windows Phone
12 2 (0.12%) Windows Phone 8
12 2 (0.12%) VxWorks
13 1 (0.058%) Windows CE
13 1 (0.058%) HPUX
13 1 (0.058%) Solaris
13 1 (0.058%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 885 (51.10%) MVC
2 708 (40.88%) Agile Software Development
3 436 (25.17%) TDD
4 299 (17.26%) Scrum
5 231 (13.34%) OO
6 190 (10.97%) Unit Testing
7 178 (10.28%) Continuous Integration
8 173 (9.99%) BDD
9 158 (9.12%) Web Development
10 113 (6.52%) SOA
11 110 (6.35%) MVVM
12 108 (6.24%) Software Engineering
13 105 (6.06%) Dependency Injection
14 102 (5.89%) Automated Testing
15 98 (5.66%) OOP
16 94 (5.43%) E-Commerce
17 83 (4.79%) Configuration Management
18 75 (4.33%) OOD
18 75 (4.33%) UML
19 74 (4.27%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 1347 (77.77%) C#
2 670 (38.68%) JavaScript
2 670 (38.68%) SQL
3 212 (12.24%) T-SQL
4 118 (6.81%) Java
5 115 (6.64%) VB.NET
6 81 (4.68%) PL/SQL
7 54 (3.12%) VB
8 52 (3.00%) PowerShell
9 45 (2.60%) C++
10 36 (2.08%) VBScript
11 35 (2.02%) XAML
12 27 (1.56%) C
13 24 (1.39%) PHP
14 22 (1.27%) VB6
15 20 (1.15%) VBA
16 18 (1.04%) Python
17 14 (0.81%) Shell Script
18 12 (0.69%) Ruby
19 10 (0.58%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 112 (6.47%) Security Cleared
2 102 (5.89%) Degree
3 87 (5.02%) SC Cleared
4 40 (2.31%) Microsoft Certification
5 23 (1.33%) ISEB
6 22 (1.27%) ISTQB
7 13 (0.75%) MCTS
8 10 (0.58%) MCSE
8 10 (0.58%) MCSD
9 8 (0.46%) DV Cleared
9 8 (0.46%) MCP
10 4 (0.23%) LPIC
10 4 (0.23%) MCAD
11 3 (0.17%) MCITP
11 3 (0.17%) GISP
12 2 (0.12%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 2 (0.12%) MCPD
12 2 (0.12%) Chartered Engineer
12 2 (0.12%) BC Cleared
12 2 (0.12%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 60 (3.46%) QA
2 12 (0.69%) PCI DSS
2 12 (0.69%) SLA
3 10 (0.58%) ISO 9001
4 7 (0.40%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 6 (0.35%) Basel III
6 3 (0.17%) HL7
7 2 (0.12%) WCAG
7 2 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 1 (0.058%) ISO 14001
8 1 (0.058%) MiFID
8 1 (0.058%) EMIR
System Software
1 34 (1.96%) Active Directory
2 6 (0.35%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (0.35%) Hyper-V
3 3 (0.17%) ISA Server
3 3 (0.17%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (0.12%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 2 (0.12%) DFS Replication
4 2 (0.12%) VMware ESX
4 2 (0.12%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 21 (1.21%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (0.35%) SCCM
3 5 (0.29%) Control-M
3 5 (0.29%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (0.23%) Puppet
5 3 (0.17%) SCOM
6 2 (0.12%) WSUS
6 2 (0.12%) NetBackup
6 2 (0.12%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 1 (0.058%) CA SiteMinder
Vendors
1 612 (35.33%) Microsoft
2 201 (11.61%) Oracle
3 61 (3.52%) Sitecore
4 44 (2.54%) Red Gate
5 27 (1.56%) EPiServer
6 25 (1.44%) Telerik
7 18 (1.04%) Meridio
8 17 (0.98%) SAP
8 17 (0.98%) Informatica
9 15 (0.87%) Twitter
10 13 (0.75%) Ektron
11 12 (0.69%) DevExpress
11 12 (0.69%) JBoss
12 10 (0.58%) IBM
12 10 (0.58%) Salesforce.com
13 9 (0.52%) Sybase
13 9 (0.52%) VMware
14 8 (0.46%) HP
14 8 (0.46%) CA
15 7 (0.40%) ESRI
East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £300 Per Day
Posted: 2 days ago
Lewes, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £300 Per Day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Roc Search
Posted: 2 days ago
Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Solutions Recruitment
Rate: From £350 to £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Complete Tech Limited
Rate: From £400 to £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol
Swan It Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £310 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, Warwickshire
PwC Careers in the UK
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £400 - £580 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £650 - £760 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
West Midlands
Austin Fraser
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
West Midlands
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Testing Circle Ltd
Rate: From £300 to £375 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Rate: £150 - £700 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Roc Search
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Montash
Rate: £450 - £550 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Hungerford, Berkshire
Owen Jenkins IT
Rate: From £250 to £350 per day - 6 Months
Posted: 4 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Luton, Bedfordshire
Gold Group
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago