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 August 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 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft .NET Framework
Rank 132 106 124
Rank change year-on-year
-26 +18
Contract jobs citing .NET Framework 900 998 906
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.59% 1.89% 1.57%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 5.73% 6.61% 5.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 570 701 547
Average daily rate
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£350 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £281 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 9 25
Average hourly rate £37.50 £41.00 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.53% -3.52%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £41.00 £42.94
% change year-on-year
-8.53% -4.51%

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
15698 15095 15547
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.76% 28.64% 26.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 9962 9698 9555
Average daily rate £375 £375 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £260 £250
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 222 265 367
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £33.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +4.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £20.00 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £71.00 £50.00 £45.00
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 29 August 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 August 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 -36 812 £350 -6.66% 422
London -38 327 £400 -8.04% 118
South East -25 161 £333 -5.00% 56
City of London +22 99 £420 -1.17% 34
East of England +26 85 £313 -15.25% 27
Yorkshire +16 62 £315 +0.80% 49
West Yorkshire +34 53 £325 +6.12% 25
North West -39 52 £325 +8.33% 60
Leeds +27 45 £325 +8.33% 13
Scotland -1 42 £350 +7.69% 32
West Midlands -26 40 £325 +4.83% 30
Berkshire +1 35 £325 -18.75% 14
Cambridgeshire +25 33 £313 -16.66% 7
Manchester -10 32 £325 - 34
East Midlands -10 31 £348 +15.83% 23
Buckinghamshire -12 30 £350 -6.66% 3
South West -57 29 £300 -11.76% 49
East Sussex +10 23 £290 -10.76% 5
Brighton +8 22 £250 -23.07% 3
Reading +3 22 £400 -5.88% 6
Wales -1 22 £363 +14.17% 6
Norfolk +8 21 £280 -25.33% 3
Surrey -7 20 £331 -17.18% 9
Milton Keynes -16 20 £350 -6.66% 1
Oxfordshire +13 19 £275 +41.02% 4
Norwich - 18 £280 - 3
Leicestershire +9 17 £395 +43.63% 5
South Wales -1 17 £363 +11.53% 3
Glasgow -3 17 £375 +20.96% 13
Hampshire -55 17 £375 +16.27% 14

.NET Framework
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 1676 (100.00%) .NET
2 1312 (78.28%) C#
3 954 (56.92%) ASP.NET
4 933 (55.67%) SQL Server
5 869 (51.85%) MVC
6 700 (41.77%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
7 663 (39.56%) JavaScript
8 639 (38.13%) SQL
9 631 (37.65%) HTML
10 583 (34.79%) Microsoft
11 543 (32.40%) CSS
12 511 (30.49%) jQuery
13 486 (29.00%) ASP.NET MVC
14 476 (28.40%) WCF
15 461 (27.51%) Visual Studio
16 432 (25.78%) TDD
17 378 (22.55%) Web Services
18 365 (21.78%) SQL Server 2008
19 356 (21.24%) Windows
20 348 (20.76%) Agile Software Development
21 316 (18.85%) XML
22 300 (17.90%) Team Foundation Server
23 289 (17.24%) Scrum
24 227 (13.54%) LINQ
25 224 (13.37%) HTML5
26 219 (13.07%) T-SQL
27 217 (12.95%) OO
28 210 (12.53%) WPF
29 207 (12.35%) SharePoint
30 199 (11.87%) Finance

.NET Framework
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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
1 207 (12.35%) SharePoint
2 131 (7.82%) IIS
3 121 (7.22%) CMS
4 81 (4.83%) BizTalk Server
5 70 (4.18%) Umbraco
6 56 (3.34%) SharePoint 2010
7 52 (3.10%) Node.js
8 46 (2.74%) SharePoint 2013
9 43 (2.57%) Sitecore CMS
10 33 (1.97%) SharePoint Server
11 10 (0.60%) Kentico
12 7 (0.42%) Sitefinity
13 6 (0.36%) ArcGIS
13 6 (0.36%) DNN
13 6 (0.36%) Joomla!
13 6 (0.36%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 5 (0.30%) Confluence
14 5 (0.30%) NServiceBus
14 5 (0.30%) Elasticsearch
14 5 (0.30%) WebSphere
Applications
1 148 (8.83%) MS Excel
2 39 (2.33%) MS Office
3 34 (2.03%) InfoPath
4 12 (0.72%) Photoshop
5 9 (0.54%) MS Visio
6 5 (0.30%) MS PowerPoint
7 2 (0.12%) MS Project
8 1 (0.060%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.060%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 42 (2.51%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (0.42%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 6 (0.36%) Dynamics AX
4 5 (0.30%) Markit EDM
5 4 (0.24%) Oracle Financials
5 4 (0.24%) WebTrends
6 3 (0.18%) Oracle Applications
7 2 (0.12%) Dynamics NAV
7 2 (0.12%) Exstream
7 2 (0.12%) SiteCatalyst
8 1 (0.060%) Aligne
8 1 (0.060%) ReMetrica
8 1 (0.060%) OpenLink RightAngle
8 1 (0.060%) Google Analytics
8 1 (0.060%) Summit
8 1 (0.060%) Teamcenter
8 1 (0.060%) Oracle EBS
8 1 (0.060%) ENOVIA
8 1 (0.060%) ZaiNet
8 1 (0.060%) Dynamics GP
Cloud Services
1 96 (5.73%) Microsoft Azure
2 20 (1.19%) PaaS
3 10 (0.60%) Amazon AWS
4 6 (0.36%) Cloud Computing
5 5 (0.30%) SaaS
6 3 (0.18%) Office 365
6 3 (0.18%) GitHub
7 1 (0.060%) Gitorious
7 1 (0.060%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 31 (1.85%) Internet
2 24 (1.43%) HTTP
3 16 (0.95%) Intranet
4 14 (0.84%) LDAP
5 11 (0.66%) TCP/IP
6 9 (0.54%) Firewall
6 9 (0.54%) DNS
7 6 (0.36%) FTP
8 4 (0.24%) Kerberos
8 4 (0.24%) DMZ
9 3 (0.18%) NAS
9 3 (0.18%) Network Security
9 3 (0.18%) Extranet
9 3 (0.18%) SAN
9 3 (0.18%) SMTP
10 2 (0.12%) DHCP
10 2 (0.12%) Wireless
10 2 (0.12%) Modbus
11 1 (0.060%) tcpdump
11 1 (0.060%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 933 (55.67%) SQL Server
2 365 (21.78%) SQL Server 2008
3 129 (7.70%) SQL Server 2012
4 124 (7.40%) SQL Server 2005
5 109 (6.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 103 (6.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 96 (5.73%) Relational Database
8 45 (2.68%) Oracle Database
8 45 (2.68%) SSDT
9 32 (1.91%) Data Warehouse
10 31 (1.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 28 (1.67%) NoSQL
11 28 (1.67%) RDBMS
12 27 (1.61%) MySQL
13 23 (1.37%) MongoDB
14 22 (1.31%) RavenDB
15 17 (1.01%) Azure SQL Database
15 17 (1.01%) IDOL
15 17 (1.01%) SQL Server 2000
15 17 (1.01%) DTS
Development Applications
1 461 (27.51%) Visual Studio
2 300 (17.90%) Team Foundation Server
3 136 (8.11%) NUnit
4 112 (6.68%) Git (software)
5 90 (5.37%) TeamCity
6 74 (4.42%) Subversion
7 70 (4.18%) MSTest
8 65 (3.88%) Maven
9 64 (3.82%) SpecFlow
10 63 (3.76%) Selenium
11 56 (3.34%) Rhino Mocks
12 53 (3.16%) MSBuild
13 44 (2.63%) Moq
13 44 (2.63%) JIRA
14 43 (2.57%) Octopus Deploy
15 42 (2.51%) NuGet
16 41 (2.45%) Artifactory
17 40 (2.39%) Gradle
18 33 (1.97%) Jenkins
19 31 (1.85%) WebDriver
General
1 199 (11.87%) Finance
2 101 (6.03%) Banking
3 54 (3.22%) Retail
4 40 (2.39%) Investment Banking
5 39 (2.33%) Marketing
6 36 (2.15%) Back Office
7 24 (1.43%) Front Office
8 17 (1.01%) Manufacturing
9 14 (0.84%) Telecoms
10 13 (0.78%) Advertising
11 10 (0.60%) Pharmaceutical
12 9 (0.54%) Legal
13 7 (0.42%) German Language
13 7 (0.42%) Financial Institution
14 6 (0.36%) Electronics
15 5 (0.30%) Multimedia
16 4 (0.24%) Billing
16 4 (0.24%) Publishing
16 4 (0.24%) Military
16 4 (0.24%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 1291 (77.03%) Developer
2 771 (46.00%) .NET Developer
3 389 (23.21%) C# Developer
4 263 (15.69%) C# .NET Developer
5 170 (10.14%) ASP.NET Developer
6 130 (7.76%) Senior Developer
7 98 (5.85%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 93 (5.55%) Web Developer
9 77 (4.59%) Software Developer
9 77 (4.59%) Senior .NET Developer
10 73 (4.36%) Architect
11 63 (3.76%) Software Engineer
12 60 (3.58%) Analyst
13 59 (3.52%) SQL Developer
14 52 (3.10%) SharePoint Developer
15 36 (2.15%) .NET Web Developer
16 35 (2.09%) Agile .NET Developer
17 33 (1.97%) Release Engineer
17 33 (1.97%) Build Engineer
17 33 (1.97%) Build and Release Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1676 (100.00%) .NET
2 954 (56.92%) ASP.NET
3 700 (41.77%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
4 631 (37.65%) HTML
5 543 (32.40%) CSS
6 511 (30.49%) jQuery
7 486 (29.00%) ASP.NET MVC
8 476 (28.40%) WCF
9 378 (22.55%) Web Services
10 316 (18.85%) XML
11 227 (13.54%) LINQ
12 224 (13.37%) HTML5
13 210 (12.53%) WPF
14 193 (11.52%) Ajax
15 127 (7.58%) ASP.NET Web Forms
16 126 (7.52%) CSS3
17 124 (7.40%) REST
18 122 (7.28%) JSON
19 116 (6.92%) ASP.NET MVC 4
20 109 (6.50%) ASP.NET MVC 3
Miscellaneous
1 45 (2.68%) Open Source
2 43 (2.57%) N-Tier
3 42 (2.51%) Inversion of Control
4 39 (2.33%) Enterprise Software
4 39 (2.33%) Client/Server
5 31 (1.85%) Computer Science
6 23 (1.37%) Mobile App
7 20 (1.19%) Derivative
8 14 (0.84%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 13 (0.78%) Management Information System
9 13 (0.78%) NHS
10 11 (0.66%) Wiki
11 10 (0.60%) RIA
11 10 (0.60%) Equity Derivative
11 10 (0.60%) Visualisation
12 9 (0.54%) Data Integration
12 9 (0.54%) Market Risk
12 9 (0.54%) W3C
13 8 (0.48%) Clustering
13 8 (0.48%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 356 (21.24%) Windows
2 57 (3.40%) Windows Server 2012
3 50 (2.98%) Windows Server 2008
4 38 (2.27%) UNIX
5 35 (2.09%) Windows Server 2003
6 18 (1.07%) Apple iOS
7 17 (1.01%) Linux
8 15 (0.89%) Android
9 6 (0.36%) Windows XP
10 5 (0.30%) Windows Phone
11 4 (0.24%) Windows Phone 8
12 3 (0.18%) Windows 8
12 3 (0.18%) Windows Mobile
12 3 (0.18%) Windows NT
13 2 (0.12%) VxWorks
14 1 (0.060%) Oracle Linux
14 1 (0.060%) Windows 7
14 1 (0.060%) CentOS
14 1 (0.060%) Ubuntu
14 1 (0.060%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 869 (51.85%) MVC
2 432 (25.78%) TDD
3 348 (20.76%) Agile Software Development
4 289 (17.24%) Scrum
5 217 (12.95%) OO
6 195 (11.63%) Unit Testing
7 185 (11.04%) Continuous Integration
8 164 (9.79%) Web Development
8 164 (9.79%) BDD
9 114 (6.80%) Software Engineering
10 110 (6.56%) MVVM
11 108 (6.44%) Dependency Injection
12 105 (6.26%) SOA
13 100 (5.97%) E-Commerce
14 96 (5.73%) Automated Testing
15 94 (5.61%) OOP
16 89 (5.31%) UML
17 77 (4.59%) Configuration Management
18 75 (4.47%) Workflow
19 74 (4.42%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 1312 (78.28%) C#
2 663 (39.56%) JavaScript
3 639 (38.13%) SQL
4 219 (13.07%) T-SQL
5 110 (6.56%) VB.NET
6 102 (6.09%) Java
7 72 (4.30%) PL/SQL
8 56 (3.34%) VB
9 49 (2.92%) PowerShell
10 42 (2.51%) C++
11 37 (2.21%) XAML
12 33 (1.97%) VBScript
13 25 (1.49%) C
13 25 (1.49%) VB6
14 24 (1.43%) PHP
15 19 (1.13%) VBA
16 13 (0.78%) Python
17 12 (0.72%) Shell Script
18 10 (0.60%) Ruby
19 9 (0.54%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 113 (6.74%) Security Cleared
2 102 (6.09%) Degree
3 90 (5.37%) SC Cleared
4 40 (2.39%) Microsoft Certification
5 18 (1.07%) ISEB
5 18 (1.07%) ISTQB
6 11 (0.66%) MCTS
6 11 (0.66%) MCSD
7 10 (0.60%) MCSE
7 10 (0.60%) DV Cleared
8 5 (0.30%) MCP
8 5 (0.30%) MCAD
9 4 (0.24%) LPIC
9 4 (0.24%) MCITP
10 3 (0.18%) GISP
10 3 (0.18%) MCPD
10 3 (0.18%) MBA
10 3 (0.18%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 3 (0.18%) PMI Certification
11 2 (0.12%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 52 (3.10%) QA
2 14 (0.84%) SLA
3 12 (0.72%) ISO 9001
3 12 (0.72%) PCI DSS
4 10 (0.60%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 6 (0.36%) Basel III
6 3 (0.18%) HL7
7 2 (0.12%) WCAG
7 2 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 1 (0.060%) EMIR
8 1 (0.060%) MiFID
8 1 (0.060%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 27 (1.61%) Active Directory
2 5 (0.30%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (0.24%) Hyper-V
4 3 (0.18%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (0.18%) ISA Server
5 2 (0.12%) DFS Replication
5 2 (0.12%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 1 (0.060%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.060%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 17 (1.01%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (0.30%) Opscode Chef
2 5 (0.30%) Control-M
3 4 (0.24%) SCCM
3 4 (0.24%) Puppet
4 3 (0.18%) CA SiteMinder
5 2 (0.12%) NetBackup
5 2 (0.12%) SCOM
6 1 (0.060%) WSUS
6 1 (0.060%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 583 (34.79%) Microsoft
2 190 (11.34%) Oracle
3 56 (3.34%) Sitecore
4 44 (2.63%) Red Gate
5 25 (1.49%) EPiServer
6 24 (1.43%) Telerik
7 17 (1.01%) Meridio
7 17 (1.01%) Informatica
8 15 (0.89%) SAP
9 14 (0.84%) Twitter
10 13 (0.78%) Ektron
10 13 (0.78%) DevExpress
11 12 (0.72%) JBoss
12 10 (0.60%) IBM
12 10 (0.60%) Salesforce.com
13 9 (0.54%) VMware
13 9 (0.54%) Sybase
14 8 (0.48%) CA
15 7 (0.42%) Zend
15 7 (0.42%) ESRI
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