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 4 August 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
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft .NET Framework
Rank 156 133 113
Rank change year-on-year
-23 -20
Contract jobs citing .NET Framework 839 879 932
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.47% 1.61% 1.82%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 5.39% 5.79% 6.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 573 568 640
Average daily rate
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£368 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £293 £250 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 15 12
Average hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.50 £35.00 £25.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £56.22 £37.50 £59.13
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+13.33% +7.14%

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
15578 15189 14479
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.36% 27.79% 28.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 10499 9744 9186
Average daily rate £393 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 243 222 282
Average hourly rate £39.50 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.85% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.23 £17.50 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £53.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 £34.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+16.17% -2.85%

.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 4 August 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 4 August 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 4 August 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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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 -25 765 £375 +7.14% 445
London -2 329 £400 - 140
South East -34 115 £350 +14.75% 72
City of London -20 93 £431 -4.16% 29
South West +25 88 £350 +7.69% 42
Yorkshire -19 65 £328 +0.76% 32
West Yorkshire -28 47 £325 - 17
Leeds -19 46 £325 - 10
East of England -45 43 £350 +7.69% 36
West Midlands +2 36 £338 +3.84% 32
North West -43 33 £325 - 60
Buckinghamshire +7 31 £330 -5.71% 3
Milton Keynes +15 29 £350 - 2
North East +2 29 £314 -10.35% 8
Wales +2 28 £400 +10.34% 4
Bristol +14 27 £313 -1.57% 11
Scotland -9 25 £325 -1.88% 15
South Wales +6 22 £400 +10.34% 3
Kent +17 21 £338 +5.05% 7
Somerset +8 19 £400 +24.03% 6
Cambridgeshire -31 19 £338 +8.00% 10
Birmingham +8 17 £375 +25.00% 7
East Midlands -17 17 £338 -2.17% 23
Wiltshire +7 16 £323 -20.61% 6
Berkshire -11 15 £475 +46.15% 11
Durham 0 14 £325 -7.14% 2
Taunton +11 13 £400 +24.03% 1
Gloucestershire +5 13 £333 +4.31% 3
West Sussex -4 13 £400 +20.30% 5
Tyne and Wear -12 13 £300 +30.43% 6

.NET Framework
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 August 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 1805 (100.00%) .NET
2 1446 (80.11%) C#
3 1087 (60.22%) SQL Server
4 1013 (56.12%) ASP.NET
5 951 (52.69%) MVC
6 804 (44.54%) Agile Software Development
7 803 (44.49%) Entity Framework
8 729 (40.39%) JavaScript
9 660 (36.57%) SQL
10 617 (34.18%) HTML
11 589 (32.63%) Microsoft
12 574 (31.80%) ASP.NET MVC
13 505 (27.98%) WCF
14 493 (27.31%) CSS
15 480 (26.59%) jQuery
16 461 (25.54%) TDD
17 419 (23.21%) Web Services
18 392 (21.72%) Scrum
19 370 (20.50%) XML
20 359 (19.89%) Visual Studio
21 308 (17.06%) Finance
22 299 (16.57%) Unit Testing
23 296 (16.40%) SQL Server 2008
24 276 (15.29%) OO
25 272 (15.07%) AngularJS
26 271 (15.01%) Windows
26 271 (15.01%) Team Foundation Server
27 269 (14.90%) LINQ
28 256 (14.18%) ASP.NET Web API
29 235 (13.02%) HTML5

.NET Framework
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 August 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
1 176 (9.75%) IIS
2 132 (7.31%) SharePoint
3 110 (6.09%) CMS
4 71 (3.93%) BizTalk Server
5 53 (2.94%) Node.js
6 44 (2.44%) Sitecore CMS
7 39 (2.16%) SharePoint 2013
8 34 (1.88%) Umbraco
9 31 (1.72%) SharePoint 2010
10 23 (1.27%) MQSeries
11 16 (0.89%) Tomcat
12 15 (0.83%) Kentico
12 15 (0.83%) K2 blackpearl
13 13 (0.72%) WebSphere
14 11 (0.61%) JBoss
15 10 (0.55%) Confluence
16 9 (0.50%) Oracle Workflow
17 8 (0.44%) Sitefinity
17 8 (0.44%) Apache
17 8 (0.44%) Documentum
Applications
1 156 (8.64%) MS Excel
2 35 (1.94%) MS Office
3 18 (1.00%) MS Visio
4 9 (0.50%) MS PowerPoint
5 8 (0.44%) Photoshop
6 6 (0.33%) InfoPath
6 6 (0.33%) Mingle
7 3 (0.17%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.17%) MS Project
8 1 (0.055%) Simulink
8 1 (0.055%) GNU Octave
Business Applications
1 49 (2.71%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (0.50%) WebTrends
2 9 (0.50%) Adobe Campaign
3 5 (0.28%) Markit EDM
3 5 (0.28%) Magento
4 4 (0.22%) Aligne
4 4 (0.22%) Maximo
4 4 (0.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 4 (0.22%) Dynamics NAV
5 3 (0.17%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.055%) Bond Adapt
6 1 (0.055%) Summit
6 1 (0.055%) RMDS
6 1 (0.055%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 79 (4.38%) Microsoft Azure
2 34 (1.88%) Amazon AWS
3 14 (0.78%) SaaS
4 9 (0.50%) Google Analytics
4 9 (0.50%) Adobe Analytics
5 7 (0.39%) Cloud Computing
5 7 (0.39%) IaaS
6 5 (0.28%) Office 365
7 2 (0.11%) Amazon EC2
7 2 (0.11%) PaaS
8 1 (0.055%) Rackspace Cloud
8 1 (0.055%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 47 (2.60%) HTTP
2 30 (1.66%) Internet
3 18 (1.00%) SSL
4 10 (0.55%) TCP/IP
4 10 (0.55%) DNS
5 7 (0.39%) FTP
5 7 (0.39%) Extranet
6 6 (0.33%) Firewall
7 5 (0.28%) Wireshark
7 5 (0.28%) NAS
7 5 (0.28%) AMQP
7 5 (0.28%) Intranet
7 5 (0.28%) SAN
7 5 (0.28%) VPN
8 4 (0.22%) 802.15
8 4 (0.22%) OpenVPN
8 4 (0.22%) NetScaler
8 4 (0.22%) ZigBee
9 3 (0.17%) SMTP
10 2 (0.11%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1087 (60.22%) SQL Server
2 296 (16.40%) SQL Server 2008
3 146 (8.09%) SQL Server 2012
4 125 (6.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 118 (6.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 94 (5.21%) Relational Database
7 69 (3.82%) Oracle Database
8 63 (3.49%) SQL Server 2005
9 60 (3.32%) NoSQL
10 58 (3.21%) MongoDB
11 50 (2.77%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 39 (2.16%) MySQL
13 37 (2.05%) Data Warehouse
14 33 (1.83%) Oracle Database 11g
15 27 (1.50%) Apache Cassandra
15 27 (1.50%) Microsoft Analysis Services
16 26 (1.44%) RDBMS
17 21 (1.16%) SQL Server 2000
18 18 (1.00%) Oracle Database 10g
19 16 (0.89%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 359 (19.89%) Visual Studio
2 271 (15.01%) Team Foundation Server
3 136 (7.53%) NUnit
4 96 (5.32%) Subversion
5 75 (4.16%) Selenium
5 75 (4.16%) Git (software)
6 74 (4.10%) TeamCity
7 51 (2.83%) ReSharper
8 43 (2.38%) SpecFlow
9 40 (2.22%) JIRA
10 39 (2.16%) MSTest
11 34 (1.88%) Rhino Mocks
12 33 (1.83%) WebDriver
13 30 (1.66%) MSBuild
14 26 (1.44%) Moq
15 18 (1.00%) Octopus Deploy
16 14 (0.78%) SoapUI
16 14 (0.78%) Visual Studio Team System
16 14 (0.78%) VSS/SourceSafe
17 13 (0.72%) JMeter
General
1 308 (17.06%) Finance
2 110 (6.09%) Banking
3 59 (3.27%) Investment Banking
4 53 (2.94%) Law
5 49 (2.71%) Back Office
6 48 (2.66%) Retail
7 33 (1.83%) Legal
8 30 (1.66%) Marketing
9 26 (1.44%) Front Office
10 25 (1.39%) Manufacturing
11 20 (1.11%) Telecoms
12 14 (0.78%) Publishing
13 11 (0.61%) Financial Institution
14 9 (0.50%) Advertising
15 6 (0.33%) Local Government
16 5 (0.28%) Games
16 5 (0.28%) Multimedia
17 4 (0.22%) Billing
17 4 (0.22%) Pharmaceutical
17 4 (0.22%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 1407 (77.95%) Developer
2 805 (44.60%) .NET Developer
3 355 (19.67%) C# Developer
4 250 (13.85%) C# .NET Developer
5 159 (8.81%) ASP.NET Developer
6 127 (7.04%) Senior Developer
7 114 (6.32%) Architect
8 113 (6.26%) Web Developer
9 109 (6.04%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 96 (5.32%) Software Developer
11 78 (4.32%) Analyst
12 66 (3.66%) Senior .NET Developer
13 56 (3.10%) SQL Developer
13 56 (3.10%) Agile .NET Developer
14 53 (2.94%) Applications Developer
15 49 (2.71%) Software Engineer
16 41 (2.27%) Solutions Architect
17 40 (2.22%) AWS Developer
18 38 (2.11%) WPF Developer
19 34 (1.88%) CRM Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1805 (100.00%) .NET
2 1013 (56.12%) ASP.NET
3 803 (44.49%) Entity Framework
4 617 (34.18%) HTML
5 574 (31.80%) ASP.NET MVC
6 505 (27.98%) WCF
7 493 (27.31%) CSS
8 480 (26.59%) jQuery
9 419 (23.21%) Web Services
10 370 (20.50%) XML
11 272 (15.07%) AngularJS
12 269 (14.90%) LINQ
13 256 (14.18%) ASP.NET Web API
14 235 (13.02%) HTML5
14 235 (13.02%) WPF
15 178 (9.86%) SOAP
16 160 (8.86%) Ajax
17 148 (8.20%) CSS3
18 147 (8.14%) REST
19 143 (7.92%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 90 (4.99%) Analytical Skills
2 82 (4.54%) N-Tier
3 53 (2.94%) Computer Science
4 52 (2.88%) Client/Server
5 51 (2.83%) Enterprise Software
6 50 (2.77%) Management Information System
7 47 (2.60%) User Experience
8 43 (2.38%) Inversion of Control
9 23 (1.27%) Derivative
10 18 (1.00%) Visualisation
11 17 (0.94%) GIS
12 16 (0.89%) NHS
13 15 (0.83%) Mobile App
14 12 (0.66%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 11 (0.61%) W3C
15 11 (0.61%) Equity Derivative
16 10 (0.55%) RIA
17 8 (0.44%) Mathematics
17 8 (0.44%) Mainframe
17 8 (0.44%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 271 (15.01%) Windows
2 36 (1.99%) Windows Server 2003
3 34 (1.88%) Windows Server 2008
4 32 (1.77%) Windows Server 2012
5 29 (1.61%) Linux
6 26 (1.44%) UNIX
7 12 (0.66%) Android
7 12 (0.66%) Apple iOS
8 5 (0.28%) Windows CE
9 4 (0.22%) Windows NT
9 4 (0.22%) Embedded Linux
9 4 (0.22%) Windows Phone
10 3 (0.17%) MVS
11 2 (0.11%) Windows 8
11 2 (0.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.055%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.055%) VME
12 1 (0.055%) SUSE
12 1 (0.055%) Windows Mobile
12 1 (0.055%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 951 (52.69%) MVC
2 804 (44.54%) Agile Software Development
3 461 (25.54%) TDD
4 392 (21.72%) Scrum
5 299 (16.57%) Unit Testing
6 276 (15.29%) OO
7 193 (10.69%) BDD
8 152 (8.42%) SOA
9 146 (8.09%) SDLC
10 140 (7.76%) Web Development
11 139 (7.70%) Continuous Integration
12 109 (6.04%) E-Commerce
13 106 (5.87%) CRM
14 103 (5.71%) Software Engineering
15 102 (5.65%) UML
16 100 (5.54%) OOP
17 89 (4.93%) OOD
18 81 (4.49%) MVVM
19 66 (3.66%) Dependency Injection
19 66 (3.66%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 1446 (80.11%) C#
2 729 (40.39%) JavaScript
3 660 (36.57%) SQL
4 226 (12.52%) T-SQL
5 141 (7.81%) VB.NET
6 120 (6.65%) Java
7 105 (5.82%) VB
8 49 (2.71%) C++
9 39 (2.16%) PL/SQL
10 37 (2.05%) Ruby
11 36 (1.99%) VBScript
12 34 (1.88%) PowerShell
13 25 (1.39%) VB6
14 21 (1.16%) VBA
15 19 (1.05%) XPath
16 18 (1.00%) XAML
17 15 (0.83%) TypeScript
18 14 (0.78%) PHP
19 13 (0.72%) C
20 9 (0.50%) Python
Qualifications
1 126 (6.98%) Degree
2 122 (6.76%) Security Cleared
3 71 (3.93%) SC Cleared
4 44 (2.44%) Microsoft Certification
5 33 (1.83%) ISEB
6 21 (1.16%) DV Cleared
7 17 (0.94%) MCP
8 12 (0.66%) MCTS
9 11 (0.61%) MCSD
10 9 (0.50%) CTC Cleared
11 6 (0.33%) MCAD
11 6 (0.33%) MCSE
12 5 (0.28%) HND
12 5 (0.28%) MCPD
13 4 (0.22%) MCDBA
14 2 (0.11%) MCT
14 2 (0.11%) MCITP
14 2 (0.11%) ISTQB
14 2 (0.11%) CISSP
15 1 (0.055%) CITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 45 (2.49%) QA
2 29 (1.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 13 (0.72%) ISO 9000
4 9 (0.50%) SLA
5 4 (0.22%) PCI DSS
6 3 (0.17%) HL7
6 3 (0.17%) GxP
7 2 (0.11%) 21 CFR Part 11
7 2 (0.11%) ISO 9001
7 2 (0.11%) BS25999
8 1 (0.055%) WCAG
8 1 (0.055%) WAI
8 1 (0.055%) Solvency II
8 1 (0.055%) Dodd-Frank
8 1 (0.055%) BS7799
8 1 (0.055%) ISO 14001
8 1 (0.055%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 19 (1.05%) Active Directory
2 5 (0.28%) ISA Server
3 4 (0.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (0.22%) Firmware
4 2 (0.11%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (0.11%) Samba
4 2 (0.11%) VMware ESX
5 1 (0.055%) VMware Workstation
5 1 (0.055%) vSphere
5 1 (0.055%) vCloud
5 1 (0.055%) GridGain
5 1 (0.055%) Docker
Systems Management
1 19 (1.05%) Puppet
2 15 (0.83%) Opscode Chef
3 7 (0.39%) Control-M
3 7 (0.39%) StatsD
4 5 (0.28%) SCOM
5 4 (0.22%) SCCM
5 4 (0.22%) Oracle RMAN
6 2 (0.11%) WMI
6 2 (0.11%) BladeLogic
6 2 (0.11%) WSUS
6 2 (0.11%) TeamSite
6 2 (0.11%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 2 (0.11%) Vagrant
6 2 (0.11%) DatAdvantage
7 1 (0.055%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 1 (0.055%) MOM
7 1 (0.055%) Nagios
7 1 (0.055%) Business Desktop Deployment
Vendors
1 589 (32.63%) Microsoft
2 162 (8.98%) Oracle
3 48 (2.66%) Sitecore
4 34 (1.88%) Telerik
5 32 (1.77%) EPiServer
6 31 (1.72%) IBM
7 24 (1.33%) SAP
8 19 (1.05%) Twitter
9 17 (0.94%) Tableau
9 17 (0.94%) Adobe
10 16 (0.89%) Infragistics
11 15 (0.83%) Bloomberg
12 14 (0.78%) Remedy
13 13 (0.72%) Salesforce.com
13 13 (0.72%) OpenText
14 12 (0.66%) TIBCO
14 12 (0.66%) Google
15 11 (0.61%) DevExpress
15 11 (0.61%) Kofax
16 9 (0.50%) Sybase
Berkshire
Stott & May
Rate: £250 - £375 Per Day
Posted: 1 hour ago
London
Westbourne Partners
Rate: From £200 to £300 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
Eames Consulting
Posted: 5 hours ago
London
Xcede
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
West London
Reed Technology
Rate: £375 - £400 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
London
First Point
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
London
Square One Resources
Posted: 9 hours ago
London
Square One Resources
Rate: From £340 to £370 per day
Posted: Yesterday
South West
Sanderson
Posted: Yesterday
London
Proactive Appointments
Rate: Unspecified Up to £360 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Big Red Recruitment
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Essex
ComputAppoint
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £250.00 - £325.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Computer People
Rate: £400.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Personnel IT
Rate: £350 - £375 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Total Recruitment Specialists Limited / TRG / Total recruitment group
Rate: £350 - £425 Per Day
Posted: Yesterday
Bedford, Bedfordshire
Cooper Lomaz Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 4 days ago
Derbyshire
Executive Resource Group
Rate: £400 - 450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
West London
Venturi
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Tyne and Wear
TEKsystems
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