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 28 April 2015 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
28 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft .NET Framework
Rank 119 155 131
Rank change year-on-year
+36 -24
Contract jobs citing .NET Framework 991 741 777
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.78% 1.36% 1.63%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 6.62% 4.96% 6.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 706 493 471
Average daily rate
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£350 £350 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 16 12
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 £22.18 £31.00 £24.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £55.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £35.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+21.42% +9.37%

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
14961 14951 12882
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 26.86% 27.40% 27.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 9715 9718 8039
Average daily rate £388 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £265 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 187 215 350
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.86 £18.50 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £55.00 £44.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -

.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 28 April 2015.

.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 28 April 2015.

.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 28 April 2015. 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 +38 890 £355 -1.38% 557
London +48 392 £375 - 166
South East +17 156 £338 -3.57% 81
City of London +46 108 £400 +1.58% 41
South West +55 85 £363 +13.72% 40
West Midlands +28 69 £373 +21.63% 54
North West -14 57 £393 +12.14% 66
East of England -3 49 £413 +17.85% 39
Wales +18 47 £365 +12.30% 5
Yorkshire -20 46 £325 +12.06% 58
South Wales +24 43 £390 +20.00% 4
East Midlands 0 39 £350 -3.44% 37
Scotland -2 37 £313 -10.71% 17
Buckinghamshire +4 35 £281 -21.32% 4
West Yorkshire -4 35 £325 +12.06% 36
Somerset +32 30 £375 +13.20% 4
Leeds +6 29 £325 +13.04% 17
Newport +8 26 £421 +29.38% 1
Berkshire -11 26 £400 - 14
Taunton - 26 £364 - 3
Surrey +19 25 £338 +3.84% 11
Staffordshire +8 24 £381 - 8
Milton Keynes +11 23 £313 -17.76% 2
Gloucestershire +7 22 £363 +20.83%
Cheshire -2 21 £400 -4.47% 18
Manchester -13 20 £325 -7.14% 34
Birmingham -1 19 £359 +19.58% 18
West Sussex -7 18 £450 -5.26% 11
Cardiff +26 17 £315 -7.35% 3
Leicestershire +14 15 £340 -9.33% 4

.NET Framework
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 April 2015, 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 1766 (100.00%) .NET
2 1457 (82.50%) C#
3 1054 (59.68%) SQL Server
4 945 (53.51%) ASP.NET
5 855 (48.41%) MVC
6 788 (44.62%) Agile Software Development
7 769 (43.54%) JavaScript
8 755 (42.75%) Entity Framework
9 658 (37.26%) SQL
10 645 (36.52%) Microsoft
11 620 (35.11%) HTML
12 544 (30.80%) CSS
13 538 (30.46%) jQuery
14 536 (30.35%) WCF
15 503 (28.48%) ASP.NET MVC
16 451 (25.54%) Visual Studio
17 449 (25.42%) TDD
18 444 (25.14%) Web Services
19 415 (23.50%) XML
19 415 (23.50%) Scrum
20 335 (18.97%) SQL Server 2008
21 325 (18.40%) OO
22 296 (16.76%) Windows
23 288 (16.31%) LINQ
24 281 (15.91%) Finance
25 255 (14.44%) T-SQL
26 249 (14.10%) Unit Testing
27 239 (13.53%) Team Foundation Server
28 217 (12.29%) Oracle
29 209 (11.83%) WPF

.NET Framework
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 2015, 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
1 161 (9.12%) IIS
2 131 (7.42%) SharePoint
3 123 (6.96%) CMS
4 85 (4.81%) BizTalk Server
5 49 (2.77%) Sitecore CMS
6 45 (2.55%) Umbraco
7 44 (2.49%) Node.js
8 36 (2.04%) SharePoint 2013
9 35 (1.98%) SharePoint 2010
10 29 (1.64%) Kentico
11 15 (0.85%) Confluence
12 14 (0.79%) Apache
13 12 (0.68%) MQSeries
14 11 (0.62%) Documentum
14 11 (0.62%) IBM Notes
15 9 (0.51%) WebSphere
15 9 (0.51%) K2 blackpearl
15 9 (0.51%) Sitefinity
16 7 (0.40%) Immediacy CMS
17 6 (0.34%) EPiServer CMS
Applications
1 171 (9.68%) MS Excel
2 49 (2.77%) MS Office
3 40 (2.27%) MS Visio
3 40 (2.27%) MS PowerPoint
4 8 (0.45%) InfoPath
5 6 (0.34%) Photoshop
6 2 (0.11%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.057%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 78 (4.42%) Dynamics CRM
2 19 (1.08%) Oracle EBS
3 8 (0.45%) Dynamics NAV
4 6 (0.34%) WebTrends
4 6 (0.34%) Dynamics AX
4 6 (0.34%) Adobe Campaign
5 5 (0.28%) Markit EDM
6 3 (0.17%) Magento
7 2 (0.11%) Endur
7 2 (0.11%) Summit
8 1 (0.057%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 1 (0.057%) CODA-Financials
8 1 (0.057%) Oracle Applications
8 1 (0.057%) Bond Adapt
Cloud Services
1 100 (5.66%) Microsoft Azure
2 28 (1.59%) Amazon AWS
3 11 (0.62%) SaaS
4 10 (0.57%) Cloud Computing
5 8 (0.45%) Office 365
6 7 (0.40%) IaaS
7 6 (0.34%) Adobe Analytics
7 6 (0.34%) Google Analytics
8 1 (0.057%) Yammer
8 1 (0.057%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 84 (4.76%) HTTP
2 30 (1.70%) Internet
3 14 (0.79%) FTP
3 14 (0.79%) SSL
4 10 (0.57%) TCP/IP
5 9 (0.51%) VPN
6 7 (0.40%) HTTPS
6 7 (0.40%) 802.15
6 7 (0.40%) ZigBee
6 7 (0.40%) OpenVPN
7 6 (0.34%) Intranet
7 6 (0.34%) Firewall
8 5 (0.28%) DNS
8 5 (0.28%) NAS
8 5 (0.28%) AMQP
9 4 (0.23%) SAN
10 3 (0.17%) Skype
11 2 (0.11%) iSCSI
11 2 (0.11%) DMZ
11 2 (0.11%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1054 (59.68%) SQL Server
2 335 (18.97%) SQL Server 2008
3 150 (8.49%) SQL Server 2012
4 113 (6.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 88 (4.98%) Relational Database
6 82 (4.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 77 (4.36%) Oracle Database
8 59 (3.34%) SQL Server 2005
9 46 (2.60%) MongoDB
10 39 (2.21%) MySQL
11 35 (1.98%) NoSQL
12 30 (1.70%) Oracle Database 11g
13 25 (1.42%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 25 (1.42%) Data Warehouse
14 21 (1.19%) RDBMS
15 20 (1.13%) Hadoop
16 17 (0.96%) MS Access
17 16 (0.91%) SQL Server 2000
17 16 (0.91%) Big Data
18 14 (0.79%) Couchbase
Development Applications
1 451 (25.54%) Visual Studio
2 239 (13.53%) Team Foundation Server
3 157 (8.89%) NUnit
4 80 (4.53%) Subversion
5 76 (4.30%) Selenium
6 64 (3.62%) SpecFlow
7 62 (3.51%) MSTest
8 53 (3.00%) Git (software)
9 50 (2.83%) JIRA
10 41 (2.32%) Moq
11 38 (2.15%) WebDriver
11 38 (2.15%) TeamCity
12 35 (1.98%) Rhino Mocks
13 33 (1.87%) ReSharper
14 28 (1.59%) MSBuild
15 20 (1.13%) VSS/SourceSafe
16 19 (1.08%) Cucumber
17 17 (0.96%) Jenkins
17 17 (0.96%) MSI
18 16 (0.91%) Fiddler
General
1 281 (15.91%) Finance
2 113 (6.40%) Banking
3 66 (3.74%) Investment Banking
4 55 (3.11%) Retail
5 40 (2.27%) Back Office
6 36 (2.04%) Front Office
7 28 (1.59%) Law
8 24 (1.36%) Marketing
9 20 (1.13%) Manufacturing
10 19 (1.08%) Legal
11 18 (1.02%) Publishing
12 12 (0.68%) Advertising
13 11 (0.62%) Telecoms
13 11 (0.62%) Pharmaceutical
14 10 (0.57%) Financial Institution
15 6 (0.34%) Multimedia
16 4 (0.23%) Games
16 4 (0.23%) Local Government
17 3 (0.17%) Automotive
17 3 (0.17%) Military
Job Titles
1 1359 (76.95%) Developer
2 755 (42.75%) .NET Developer
3 386 (21.86%) C# Developer
4 280 (15.86%) C# .NET Developer
5 156 (8.83%) ASP.NET Developer
6 127 (7.19%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 125 (7.08%) Senior Developer
8 120 (6.80%) Architect
9 112 (6.34%) Web Developer
10 103 (5.83%) Software Developer
11 80 (4.53%) Analyst
12 53 (3.00%) Senior .NET Developer
13 46 (2.60%) SQL Developer
14 42 (2.38%) .NET Web Developer
15 41 (2.32%) SharePoint Developer
15 41 (2.32%) CRM Developer
16 40 (2.27%) Solutions Architect
17 38 (2.15%) Applications Developer
17 38 (2.15%) Author
17 38 (2.15%) Technical Author
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1766 (100.00%) .NET
2 945 (53.51%) ASP.NET
3 755 (42.75%) Entity Framework
4 620 (35.11%) HTML
5 544 (30.80%) CSS
6 538 (30.46%) jQuery
7 536 (30.35%) WCF
8 503 (28.48%) ASP.NET MVC
9 444 (25.14%) Web Services
10 415 (23.50%) XML
11 288 (16.31%) LINQ
12 209 (11.83%) WPF
13 202 (11.44%) AngularJS
14 192 (10.87%) HTML5
15 176 (9.97%) Ajax
16 174 (9.85%) ASP.NET Web API
17 154 (8.72%) JSON
18 145 (8.21%) REST
19 138 (7.81%) SOAP
20 129 (7.30%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 98 (5.55%) Analytical Skills
2 85 (4.81%) Computer Science
3 71 (4.02%) N-Tier
4 54 (3.06%) Inversion of Control
5 44 (2.49%) Enterprise Software
6 42 (2.38%) Open Source
7 40 (2.27%) Client/Server
8 36 (2.04%) Derivative
9 34 (1.93%) User Experience
10 29 (1.64%) Management Information System
11 27 (1.53%) Mobile App
12 21 (1.19%) GIS
13 17 (0.96%) Equity Derivative
14 13 (0.74%) NHS
14 13 (0.74%) Visualisation
15 11 (0.62%) Algorithms
16 10 (0.57%) Social Media
16 10 (0.57%) iPad
16 10 (0.57%) Kindle
16 10 (0.57%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 296 (16.76%) Windows
2 35 (1.98%) Windows Server 2008
3 32 (1.81%) Linux
4 29 (1.64%) Android
5 25 (1.42%) Windows Server 2003
6 22 (1.25%) Windows Server 2012
7 20 (1.13%) Apple iOS
7 20 (1.13%) UNIX
8 8 (0.45%) Windows CE
9 7 (0.40%) Embedded Linux
10 6 (0.34%) Ubuntu
11 5 (0.28%) Windows 8
11 5 (0.28%) Windows Phone
12 4 (0.23%) Windows Mobile
13 3 (0.17%) MVS
14 2 (0.11%) Windows XP
15 1 (0.057%) Windows NT
15 1 (0.057%) SUSE
15 1 (0.057%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 1 (0.057%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 855 (48.41%) MVC
2 788 (44.62%) Agile Software Development
3 449 (25.42%) TDD
4 415 (23.50%) Scrum
5 325 (18.40%) OO
6 249 (14.10%) Unit Testing
7 195 (11.04%) BDD
8 147 (8.32%) SOA
9 131 (7.42%) Web Development
10 123 (6.96%) CRM
11 120 (6.80%) E-Commerce
11 120 (6.80%) OOD
12 91 (5.15%) UML
13 89 (5.04%) Continuous Integration
14 87 (4.93%) OOP
15 81 (4.59%) Software Engineering
16 76 (4.30%) Workflow
16 76 (4.30%) Data Modelling
17 72 (4.08%) Multithreading
18 69 (3.91%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 1457 (82.50%) C#
2 769 (43.54%) JavaScript
3 658 (37.26%) SQL
4 255 (14.44%) T-SQL
5 145 (8.21%) Java
6 136 (7.70%) VB.NET
7 100 (5.66%) VB
8 44 (2.49%) C++
9 42 (2.38%) VBScript
10 38 (2.15%) Ruby
11 32 (1.81%) PowerShell
12 31 (1.76%) PL/SQL
13 30 (1.70%) VBA
14 24 (1.36%) XAML
15 21 (1.19%) XPath
15 21 (1.19%) C
15 21 (1.19%) PHP
16 16 (0.91%) Python
17 14 (0.79%) VB6
18 11 (0.62%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 137 (7.76%) Degree
2 132 (7.47%) Security Cleared
3 81 (4.59%) SC Cleared
4 51 (2.89%) Microsoft Certification
5 25 (1.42%) ISEB
6 20 (1.13%) DV Cleared
7 15 (0.85%) MCP
8 10 (0.57%) MCTS
9 9 (0.51%) MCSD
10 8 (0.45%) CTC Cleared
11 7 (0.40%) MCPD
12 6 (0.34%) MCAD
12 6 (0.34%) MCSE
13 5 (0.28%) MCITP
13 5 (0.28%) HND
14 4 (0.23%) MCDBA
15 2 (0.11%) CISSP
15 2 (0.11%) BC Cleared
16 1 (0.057%) CITP
16 1 (0.057%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 53 (3.00%) QA
2 29 (1.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 18 (1.02%) ISO 9000
4 13 (0.74%) ISO 9001
5 6 (0.34%) SLA
6 4 (0.23%) GxP
7 3 (0.17%) WCAG
7 3 (0.17%) HL7
7 3 (0.17%) PCI DSS
8 2 (0.11%) EMIR
8 2 (0.11%) Dodd-Frank
8 2 (0.11%) 21 CFR Part 11
8 2 (0.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 1 (0.057%) ISO 14001
9 1 (0.057%) JSP 440
9 1 (0.057%) Solvency II
System Software
1 18 (1.02%) Active Directory
2 11 (0.62%) ISA Server
3 7 (0.40%) Firmware
4 6 (0.34%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (0.17%) vSphere
6 2 (0.11%) Hyper-V
6 2 (0.11%) Samba
6 2 (0.11%) VMware ESX
6 2 (0.11%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.057%) UAG
7 1 (0.057%) vCloud
7 1 (0.057%) GridGain
Systems Management
1 19 (1.08%) Puppet
2 15 (0.85%) Opscode Chef
3 7 (0.40%) StatsD
4 5 (0.28%) WMI
5 4 (0.23%) SCOM
6 3 (0.17%) SCCM
7 2 (0.11%) WSUS
7 2 (0.11%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 2 (0.11%) Control-M
7 2 (0.11%) DatAdvantage
8 1 (0.057%) Nagios
8 1 (0.057%) Business Desktop Deployment
8 1 (0.057%) TeamSite
8 1 (0.057%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 645 (36.52%) Microsoft
2 217 (12.29%) Oracle
3 59 (3.34%) Sitecore
4 41 (2.32%) Salesforce.com
5 39 (2.21%) Telerik
6 38 (2.15%) EPiServer
7 29 (1.64%) IBM
8 26 (1.47%) Infragistics
8 26 (1.47%) DevExpress
9 23 (1.30%) Twitter
10 21 (1.19%) SAP
11 20 (1.13%) TIBCO
12 15 (0.85%) Tableau
13 14 (0.79%) Ektron
13 14 (0.79%) Google
13 14 (0.79%) Adobe
14 11 (0.62%) Lotus
14 11 (0.62%) Remedy
14 11 (0.62%) Kofax
15 10 (0.57%) ESRI
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