The first table below looks at the demand 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 22 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

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
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft .NET Framework
Rank 125 118 132
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +14
Contract jobs citing .NET Framework 854 895 852
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.61% 1.76% 1.47%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 5.83% 6.33% 5.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 558 604 513
Average daily rate
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£352 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £254 £280 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £328 £320
% change year-on-year
-0.76% +2.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 14 17
Average hourly rate £37.50 £37.25 £39.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.66% -4.48%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £39.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -10.25%
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
14644 14130 14792
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.59% 27.78% 25.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 9473 8977 8994
Average daily rate £375 £375 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £321
% change year-on-year
+4.61% +1.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 212 295 355
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £20.50 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £50.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- +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 22 July 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
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing .NET Framework within the UK over the 3 months to 22 July 2014.

.NET Framework Hourly Rate Histogram 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 22 July 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 -19 794 £355 -8.38% 514
London +7 368 £400 -8.04% 156
City of London +50 111 £475 +5.55% 54
South East -46 102 £310 -13.76% 86
East of England +29 88 £325 -7.14% 46
South West -4 68 £325 -4.41% 36
Cambridgeshire +40 54 £313 -16.66% 8
North West -22 48 £325 +8.33% 71
Yorkshire +4 42 £300 -4.38% 46
West Midlands -21 42 £325 +4.83% 33
West Yorkshire +19 37 £300 - 24
Manchester +14 34 £325 +9.70% 44
Leeds +17 30 £300 - 16
Scotland -20 29 £351 -1.18% 35
Berkshire -14 27 £325 -13.33% 17
Somerset -2 25 £315 -10.00% 1
East Midlands -12 25 £360 +30.90% 28
Cambridge - 19 £313 - 6
Reading -9 18 £325 -18.75% 4
Buckinghamshire -27 18 £350 -6.66% 5
Taunton -9 17 £319 -10.21%
Coventry -7 16 £376 +25.33% 6
Norfolk +4 15 £300 -20.00% 3
Brighton +11 13 £225 -21.05% 2
East Sussex +8 13 £225 -21.05% 3
Glasgow +5 13 £375 +4.31% 14
Leicestershire -7 13 £625 +127.27% 5
Wales -21 12 £325 +1.88% 7
Hampshire -39 12 £338 +7.14% 22
Leicester -4 11 £625 +127.27% 1

.NET Framework
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 1609 (100.00%) .NET
2 1266 (78.68%) C#
3 926 (57.55%) SQL Server
4 914 (56.81%) ASP.NET
5 826 (51.34%) MVC
6 668 (41.52%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
7 644 (40.02%) JavaScript
8 625 (38.84%) HTML
9 608 (37.79%) SQL
10 548 (34.06%) CSS
10 548 (34.06%) Microsoft
11 546 (33.93%) jQuery
12 468 (29.09%) ASP.NET MVC
13 446 (27.72%) Visual Studio
14 442 (27.47%) TDD
15 432 (26.85%) WCF
16 357 (22.19%) Web Services
17 356 (22.13%) SQL Server 2008
18 351 (21.81%) Windows
19 341 (21.19%) Agile Software Development
20 319 (19.83%) XML
21 277 (17.22%) Scrum
22 275 (17.09%) Team Foundation Server
23 236 (14.67%) OO
24 227 (14.11%) T-SQL
25 218 (13.55%) LINQ
26 214 (13.30%) WPF
27 212 (13.18%) Ajax
28 205 (12.74%) HTML5
29 198 (12.31%) Finance

.NET Framework
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 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
1 196 (12.18%) SharePoint
2 133 (8.27%) IIS
3 108 (6.71%) CMS
4 68 (4.23%) BizTalk Server
5 67 (4.16%) SharePoint 2010
6 64 (3.98%) Umbraco
7 45 (2.80%) Node.js
8 39 (2.42%) SharePoint 2013
9 35 (2.18%) SharePoint Server
10 30 (1.86%) Sitecore CMS
11 9 (0.56%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 8 (0.50%) NServiceBus
13 7 (0.44%) Sitefinity
14 6 (0.37%) WebSphere
14 6 (0.37%) DNN
14 6 (0.37%) ArcGIS
15 5 (0.31%) WordPress
15 5 (0.31%) Kentico
16 4 (0.25%) SharePoint Foundation
16 4 (0.25%) Joomla!
Applications
1 147 (9.14%) MS Excel
2 51 (3.17%) MS Office
3 35 (2.18%) InfoPath
4 12 (0.75%) Photoshop
5 11 (0.68%) MS Visio
6 5 (0.31%) MS PowerPoint
7 3 (0.19%) MS Project
8 2 (0.12%) Fireworks
9 1 (0.062%) Spreadsheet
9 1 (0.062%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 33 (2.05%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (0.37%) Dynamics AX
3 5 (0.31%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 5 (0.31%) Markit EDM
4 4 (0.25%) WebTrends
5 3 (0.19%) Oracle Applications
6 2 (0.12%) Exstream
7 1 (0.062%) Teamcenter
7 1 (0.062%) Summit
7 1 (0.062%) Oracle EBS
7 1 (0.062%) Dynamics NAV
7 1 (0.062%) Dynamics GP
7 1 (0.062%) ZaiNet
7 1 (0.062%) ENOVIA
7 1 (0.062%) Endur
7 1 (0.062%) CODA-Financials
7 1 (0.062%) Tridion
7 1 (0.062%) Oracle 11i
7 1 (0.062%) Oracle Financials
7 1 (0.062%) Google Analytics
Cloud Services
1 82 (5.10%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (0.68%) SaaS
3 7 (0.44%) Amazon AWS
4 6 (0.37%) PaaS
5 5 (0.31%) Cloud Computing
6 3 (0.19%) Office 365
7 2 (0.12%) Trello
8 1 (0.062%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.062%) Gitorious
8 1 (0.062%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 33 (2.05%) Intranet
2 27 (1.68%) HTTP
3 25 (1.55%) Internet
4 13 (0.81%) LDAP
5 9 (0.56%) Firewall
5 9 (0.56%) TCP/IP
6 7 (0.44%) DNS
7 6 (0.37%) FTP
8 4 (0.25%) Kerberos
8 4 (0.25%) Extranet
8 4 (0.25%) DMZ
9 3 (0.19%) Network Security
10 2 (0.12%) NAS
10 2 (0.12%) Wireshark
10 2 (0.12%) SMTP
10 2 (0.12%) SAN
11 1 (0.062%) RFID
11 1 (0.062%) IPv4
11 1 (0.062%) IPv6
11 1 (0.062%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 926 (57.55%) SQL Server
2 356 (22.13%) SQL Server 2008
3 134 (8.33%) SQL Server 2005
4 126 (7.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 125 (7.77%) SQL Server 2012
6 115 (7.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 90 (5.59%) Relational Database
8 45 (2.80%) SSDT
9 44 (2.73%) Oracle Database
10 42 (2.61%) Data Warehouse
11 35 (2.18%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 30 (1.86%) NoSQL
12 30 (1.86%) RDBMS
13 24 (1.49%) RavenDB
14 23 (1.43%) MongoDB
15 22 (1.37%) MySQL
16 21 (1.31%) Oracle Database 11g
17 18 (1.12%) DTS
18 17 (1.06%) SQL Server 2000
19 15 (0.93%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 446 (27.72%) Visual Studio
2 275 (17.09%) Team Foundation Server
3 142 (8.83%) NUnit
4 112 (6.96%) Git (software)
5 94 (5.84%) TeamCity
6 71 (4.41%) MSTest
7 67 (4.16%) Subversion
8 65 (4.04%) Maven
9 52 (3.23%) SpecFlow
10 51 (3.17%) Rhino Mocks
10 51 (3.17%) MSBuild
10 51 (3.17%) Selenium
11 43 (2.67%) Octopus Deploy
11 43 (2.67%) Moq
12 41 (2.55%) Artifactory
12 41 (2.55%) NuGet
13 40 (2.49%) Gradle
14 39 (2.42%) JIRA
15 33 (2.05%) Jenkins
16 27 (1.68%) WebDriver
General
1 198 (12.31%) Finance
2 104 (6.46%) Banking
3 53 (3.29%) Retail
4 37 (2.30%) Back Office
4 37 (2.30%) Investment Banking
5 27 (1.68%) Marketing
6 23 (1.43%) Front Office
7 14 (0.87%) Telecoms
7 14 (0.87%) Manufacturing
7 14 (0.87%) Advertising
8 12 (0.75%) Legal
9 7 (0.44%) Publishing
9 7 (0.44%) Pharmaceutical
10 6 (0.37%) German Language
11 5 (0.31%) Financial Institution
11 5 (0.31%) Billing
12 4 (0.25%) International Banking
12 4 (0.25%) Electronics
12 4 (0.25%) Military
13 2 (0.12%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 1252 (77.81%) Developer
2 754 (46.86%) .NET Developer
3 363 (22.56%) C# Developer
4 246 (15.29%) C# .NET Developer
5 185 (11.50%) ASP.NET Developer
6 131 (8.14%) Senior Developer
7 98 (6.09%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 82 (5.10%) Web Developer
9 77 (4.79%) Architect
10 76 (4.72%) Senior .NET Developer
11 71 (4.41%) SQL Developer
12 69 (4.29%) Software Developer
13 65 (4.04%) Software Engineer
14 58 (3.60%) SharePoint Developer
15 54 (3.36%) Analyst
16 35 (2.18%) WPF Developer
17 34 (2.11%) Programmer
17 34 (2.11%) Build Engineer
18 33 (2.05%) Build and Release Engineer
18 33 (2.05%) Release Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1609 (100.00%) .NET
2 914 (56.81%) ASP.NET
3 668 (41.52%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
4 625 (38.84%) HTML
5 548 (34.06%) CSS
6 546 (33.93%) jQuery
7 468 (29.09%) ASP.NET MVC
8 432 (26.85%) WCF
9 357 (22.19%) Web Services
10 319 (19.83%) XML
11 218 (13.55%) LINQ
12 214 (13.30%) WPF
13 212 (13.18%) Ajax
14 205 (12.74%) HTML5
15 135 (8.39%) JSON
16 123 (7.64%) REST
17 122 (7.58%) ASP.NET Web Forms
18 120 (7.46%) ASP.NET MVC 4
18 120 (7.46%) CSS3
19 106 (6.59%) NHibernate
Miscellaneous
1 43 (2.67%) Enterprise Software
2 42 (2.61%) N-Tier
3 40 (2.49%) Open Source
4 39 (2.42%) Inversion of Control
4 39 (2.42%) Client/Server
5 34 (2.11%) Computer Science
6 25 (1.55%) Derivative
7 23 (1.43%) Mobile App
8 16 (0.99%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 14 (0.87%) Management Information System
10 11 (0.68%) Equity Derivative
10 11 (0.68%) Wiki
10 11 (0.68%) Video on Demand
11 10 (0.62%) Visualisation
12 9 (0.56%) Replication
12 9 (0.56%) Credit Derivative
12 9 (0.56%) Market Risk
12 9 (0.56%) Data Integration
13 8 (0.50%) Credit Risk
13 8 (0.50%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 351 (21.81%) Windows
2 54 (3.36%) Windows Server 2012
3 52 (3.23%) Windows Server 2008
4 31 (1.93%) UNIX
5 26 (1.62%) Windows Server 2003
6 17 (1.06%) Linux
6 17 (1.06%) Apple iOS
7 16 (0.99%) Android
8 13 (0.81%) Windows Phone 8
8 13 (0.81%) Windows Phone
9 4 (0.25%) Windows XP
10 3 (0.19%) Windows Mobile
10 3 (0.19%) Windows NT
11 2 (0.12%) Windows 8
11 2 (0.12%) Windows CE
11 2 (0.12%) VxWorks
12 1 (0.062%) Solaris
12 1 (0.062%) Windows 7
12 1 (0.062%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 826 (51.34%) MVC
2 442 (27.47%) TDD
3 341 (21.19%) Agile Software Development
4 277 (17.22%) Scrum
5 236 (14.67%) OO
6 188 (11.68%) Unit Testing
7 182 (11.31%) Continuous Integration
8 173 (10.75%) Web Development
9 146 (9.07%) BDD
10 123 (7.64%) MVVM
11 122 (7.58%) Software Engineering
12 116 (7.21%) SOA
13 102 (6.34%) UML
13 102 (6.34%) Dependency Injection
14 100 (6.22%) OOP
15 95 (5.90%) E-Commerce
16 93 (5.78%) Automated Testing
17 79 (4.91%) Workflow
18 77 (4.79%) OOD
19 74 (4.60%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 1266 (78.68%) C#
2 644 (40.02%) JavaScript
3 608 (37.79%) SQL
4 227 (14.11%) T-SQL
5 93 (5.78%) Java
6 92 (5.72%) VB.NET
7 55 (3.42%) PL/SQL
8 50 (3.11%) VB
9 38 (2.36%) C++
9 38 (2.36%) XAML
10 36 (2.24%) PowerShell
11 29 (1.80%) VBScript
12 26 (1.62%) VB6
13 25 (1.55%) C
14 24 (1.49%) VBA
15 22 (1.37%) PHP
16 12 (0.75%) Python
17 11 (0.68%) Ruby
18 7 (0.44%) Shell Script
19 6 (0.37%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 100 (6.22%) Security Cleared
2 95 (5.90%) Degree
3 77 (4.79%) SC Cleared
4 37 (2.30%) Microsoft Certification
5 19 (1.18%) ISEB
6 17 (1.06%) ISTQB
7 14 (0.87%) MCTS
8 10 (0.62%) DV Cleared
9 8 (0.50%) MCSE
9 8 (0.50%) MCSD
10 7 (0.44%) MCP
11 6 (0.37%) MCPD
12 5 (0.31%) MCAD
13 4 (0.25%) LPIC
14 3 (0.19%) MBA
14 3 (0.19%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 3 (0.19%) GISP
15 2 (0.12%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 2 (0.12%) PMP
15 2 (0.12%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 46 (2.86%) QA
2 15 (0.93%) ISO 9001
3 12 (0.75%) SLA
4 11 (0.68%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 11 (0.68%) PCI DSS
5 7 (0.44%) Basel III
6 4 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 2 (0.12%) HL7
8 1 (0.062%) ISO 14001
8 1 (0.062%) WCAG
8 1 (0.062%) MiFID
8 1 (0.062%) EMIR
8 1 (0.062%) Data Quality
System Software
1 20 (1.24%) Active Directory
2 7 (0.44%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (0.19%) ISA Server
3 3 (0.19%) vSphere
4 2 (0.12%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.062%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.062%) VMware ESX
5 1 (0.062%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 14 (0.87%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (0.37%) SCCM
3 5 (0.31%) Control-M
3 5 (0.31%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (0.25%) Puppet
5 3 (0.19%) SCOM
6 2 (0.12%) CA SiteMinder
7 1 (0.062%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 1 (0.062%) WSUS
7 1 (0.062%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 548 (34.06%) Microsoft
2 164 (10.19%) Oracle
3 45 (2.80%) Red Gate
4 36 (2.24%) Sitecore
5 32 (1.99%) Telerik
6 22 (1.37%) EPiServer
7 17 (1.06%) Twitter
8 14 (0.87%) DevExpress
8 14 (0.87%) SAP
8 14 (0.87%) JBoss
9 13 (0.81%) VMware
9 13 (0.81%) Informatica
10 12 (0.75%) Ektron
10 12 (0.75%) Meridio
11 10 (0.62%) Salesforce.com
12 9 (0.56%) CA
13 8 (0.50%) Sybase
13 8 (0.50%) TIBCO
14 7 (0.44%) ESRI
14 7 (0.44%) Google
Essex
Proactive Appointments
Rate: Unspecified market rate
Posted: 26 minutes ago
Central London / West End
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
Slough, Berkshire
Timothy James Consulting Ltd
Rate: £200 - £220 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Cathcart Associates Ltd
Posted: 15 hours ago
City, London
Senitor Associates
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: 16 hours ago
Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: 16 hours ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
MAPP Ltd - IT & Business Management Recruitment Specialists
Rate: From £35 to £40 per hour
Posted: 17 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
NSK International Consultants Ltd
Rate: Up to £400 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £400 to £500 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Rate: £350 - £380 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
University of Leeds
Rate: From £30,728 to £36,661 per annum
Posted: 21 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
AMsource Technology
Rate: From £300 to £350 per day depending on experience
Posted: 22 hours ago
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
Canterbury, Kent
Logic Engagements Ltd
Rate: £300 - £320 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Acorn
Rate: £26400 per annum + plus full benefits package
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Testing Circle Ltd
Rate: From £300 to £425 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Newport, Gwent
Nationwide People Ltd
Rate: £400 - £420 Per Day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Vivid Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £425 - £426 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Romford, Essex
Connectus
Rate: £550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago