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 30 April 2016 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft .NET Framework
Rank 190 125 162
Rank change year-on-year
-65 +37
Contract jobs citing .NET Framework 737 981 745
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.32% 1.76% 1.36%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 4.78% 6.56% 5.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 531 697 497
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £540 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 16 16
Average hourly rate £42.25 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.71% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.74 £22.18 £31.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.18 £42.50 £55.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.25 £42.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-0.58% +21.42%

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
15413 14955 14841
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.57% 26.78% 27.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 10766 9686 9710
Average daily rate £413 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.45% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £278 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 188 202 204
Average hourly rate £33.55 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.14% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £17.86 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.00 £55.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £37.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-5.40% +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 30 April 2016.

.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 30 April 2016.

.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 30 April 2016. 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 -57 666 £375 +6.38% 363
London -62 281 £445 +18.66% 122
South East -35 128 £338 -0.36% 51
East of England +11 55 £325 -18.75% 24
South West -18 51 £338 -6.89% 31
North West -15 46 £328 -18.12% 45
City of London -12 44 £425 +6.25% 20
Yorkshire -3 42 £400 +23.07% 38
Berkshire +20 35 £375 -6.25% 7
Wales -7 34 £350 -4.10% 1
South Wales -16 32 £350 -10.25% 1
West Midlands -41 31 £413 +10.73% 29
Scotland -24 30 £356 +18.75% 16
Kent -13 28 £338 - 4
Cardiff -12 25 £375 +19.04% 1
Glasgow +15 23 £328 +4.80% 13
West Yorkshire -12 23 £333 +2.30% 32
Cheshire -1 22 £320 -20.00% 11
Leeds -13 22 £325 - 19
Wiltshire +12 20 £338 -12.90%
Reading -4 19 £400 +14.28% 2
Essex +9 18 £350 +29.62% 6
Cambridgeshire +13 17 £350 +3.70% 7
East Sussex +7 17 £335 +13.55% 4
Bristol +5 15 £338 -10.00% 10
East Midlands -19 15 £288 -16.66% 12
Swindon +13 14 £350 -
Cambridge +7 14 £320 -1.53% 5
North East -29 14 £288 -8.73% 11
South Yorkshire +2 13 £400 +23.07% 4

.NET Framework
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 1567 (100.00%) .NET
2 1329 (84.81%) C#
3 908 (57.95%) SQL Server
4 816 (52.07%) MVC
5 770 (49.14%) ASP.NET
6 687 (43.84%) Entity Framework
7 660 (42.12%) JavaScript
8 621 (39.63%) SQL
9 593 (37.84%) Agile Software Development
10 537 (34.27%) HTML
11 517 (32.99%) Microsoft
12 480 (30.63%) ASP.NET MVC
13 441 (28.14%) CSS
14 434 (27.70%) jQuery
15 395 (25.21%) TDD
16 366 (23.36%) WCF
17 324 (20.68%) Visual Studio
18 318 (20.29%) Windows
19 298 (19.02%) AngularJS
20 263 (16.78%) Web Services
21 257 (16.40%) OO
21 257 (16.40%) HTML5
21 257 (16.40%) Team Foundation Server
22 256 (16.34%) ASP.NET Web API
23 253 (16.15%) XML
24 249 (15.89%) T-SQL
24 249 (15.89%) Unit Testing
25 240 (15.32%) Finance
26 237 (15.12%) Scrum
27 236 (15.06%) Web Development

.NET Framework
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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
1 163 (10.40%) IIS
2 111 (7.08%) SharePoint
3 84 (5.36%) CMS
4 66 (4.21%) Node.js
5 37 (2.36%) SharePoint 2013
6 36 (2.30%) BizTalk Server
7 28 (1.79%) Umbraco
8 26 (1.66%) Elasticsearch
9 25 (1.60%) Sitecore CMS
10 19 (1.21%) SharePoint 2010
11 16 (1.02%) SharePoint Server
12 14 (0.89%) WordPress
13 13 (0.83%) NServiceBus
14 11 (0.70%) Confluence
14 11 (0.70%) Oracle Workflow
15 8 (0.51%) EPiServer CMS
16 7 (0.45%) Apache
17 6 (0.38%) Drupal
17 6 (0.38%) Oracle Coherence
18 5 (0.32%) Joomla!
Applications
1 164 (10.47%) MS Excel
2 40 (2.55%) MS Office
3 9 (0.57%) InfoPath
4 7 (0.45%) MS PowerPoint
5 4 (0.26%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.13%) MS Project
7 1 (0.064%) FrameMaker
7 1 (0.064%) Mathematica
7 1 (0.064%) ProjectWise
7 1 (0.064%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 46 (2.94%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (0.45%) Payment Gateway
2 7 (0.45%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 4 (0.26%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.13%) SDL Web 8
5 1 (0.064%) Eagle PACE
5 1 (0.064%) Endur
5 1 (0.064%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.064%) RMDS
5 1 (0.064%) thinkFolio
5 1 (0.064%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 92 (5.87%) Microsoft Azure
2 33 (2.11%) Amazon AWS
3 20 (1.28%) SaaS
4 19 (1.21%) IaaS
5 15 (0.96%) Cloud Computing
6 14 (0.89%) Office 365
7 11 (0.70%) PaaS
8 10 (0.64%) GitHub
9 4 (0.26%) Google Tag Manager
10 2 (0.13%) Google Analytics
11 1 (0.064%) Amazon EC2
11 1 (0.064%) Amazon ElastiCache
11 1 (0.064%) Amazon S3
11 1 (0.064%) CloudFront
11 1 (0.064%) Heroku
11 1 (0.064%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 53 (3.38%) Internet
2 29 (1.85%) TCP/IP
3 23 (1.47%) Modbus
4 21 (1.34%) HTTP
5 19 (1.21%) LDAP
6 16 (1.02%) SSL
7 14 (0.89%) Network Security
8 13 (0.83%) DNS
9 12 (0.77%) Kerberos
10 8 (0.51%) Intranet
10 8 (0.51%) SMTP
11 7 (0.45%) Extranet
12 6 (0.38%) Firewall
13 5 (0.32%) SAN
14 3 (0.19%) SNMP
14 3 (0.19%) VPN
15 2 (0.13%) FTP
15 2 (0.13%) NAS
16 1 (0.064%) 4G
16 1 (0.064%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 908 (57.95%) SQL Server
2 206 (13.15%) SQL Server 2008
3 182 (11.61%) SQL Server 2012
4 140 (8.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 112 (7.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 101 (6.45%) Relational Database
7 56 (3.57%) Oracle Database
8 40 (2.55%) NoSQL
9 37 (2.36%) MongoDB
10 35 (2.23%) Oracle Database 11g
10 35 (2.23%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 33 (2.11%) SQL Server 2014
12 27 (1.72%) SQL Server 2005
13 24 (1.53%) RDBMS
14 22 (1.40%) Data Warehouse
14 22 (1.40%) MySQL
15 16 (1.02%) Big Data
15 16 (1.02%) Crystal Reports
15 16 (1.02%) Hadoop
15 16 (1.02%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 324 (20.68%) Visual Studio
2 257 (16.40%) Team Foundation Server
3 134 (8.55%) NUnit
4 91 (5.81%) Git (software)
5 72 (4.59%) SpecFlow
6 65 (4.15%) Selenium
7 53 (3.38%) Moq
8 49 (3.13%) Subversion
9 46 (2.94%) MSTest
10 41 (2.62%) Jasmine
11 37 (2.36%) TeamCity
12 29 (1.85%) JIRA
13 28 (1.79%) Octopus Deploy
14 27 (1.72%) Karma Test Runner
15 21 (1.34%) Jenkins
16 18 (1.15%) ReSharper
17 17 (1.08%) NSubstitute
18 14 (0.89%) Rhino Mocks
19 13 (0.83%) Grunt
20 12 (0.77%) Cucumber
General
1 240 (15.32%) Finance
2 120 (7.66%) Banking
3 55 (3.51%) Back Office
4 41 (2.62%) Investment Banking
5 39 (2.49%) Marketing
6 34 (2.17%) Front Office
7 31 (1.98%) Retail
8 26 (1.66%) Manufacturing
9 19 (1.21%) Legal
10 17 (1.08%) Games
11 16 (1.02%) Advertising
11 16 (1.02%) Telecoms
12 15 (0.96%) Electronics
13 11 (0.70%) Law
14 7 (0.45%) Military
15 6 (0.38%) German Language
16 5 (0.32%) Local Government
17 4 (0.26%) Billing
17 4 (0.26%) Hungarian Language
18 3 (0.19%) French Language
Job Titles
1 1239 (79.07%) Developer
2 827 (52.78%) .NET Developer
3 616 (39.31%) C# Developer
4 456 (29.10%) C# .NET Developer
5 255 (16.27%) ASP.NET Developer
6 194 (12.38%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
7 178 (11.36%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 170 (10.85%) SQL Developer
9 132 (8.42%) Senior Developer
10 103 (6.57%) Web Developer
11 92 (5.87%) Architect
11 92 (5.87%) Software Developer
12 85 (5.42%) Senior .NET Developer
13 76 (4.85%) JavaScript Developer
14 71 (4.53%) SQL Server Developer
15 59 (3.77%) .NET Web Developer
16 57 (3.64%) C# Web Developer
17 56 (3.57%) C# Software Developer
18 55 (3.51%) HTML Developer
18 55 (3.51%) Senior C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1567 (100.00%) .NET
2 770 (49.14%) ASP.NET
3 687 (43.84%) Entity Framework
4 537 (34.27%) HTML
5 480 (30.63%) ASP.NET MVC
6 441 (28.14%) CSS
7 434 (27.70%) jQuery
8 366 (23.36%) WCF
9 298 (19.02%) AngularJS
10 263 (16.78%) Web Services
11 257 (16.40%) HTML5
12 256 (16.34%) ASP.NET Web API
13 253 (16.15%) XML
14 169 (10.78%) WPF
15 144 (9.19%) CSS3
16 136 (8.68%) LINQ
17 123 (7.85%) WinForms
18 117 (7.47%) Twitter Bootstrap
19 115 (7.34%) SOAP
20 114 (7.28%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 100 (6.38%) Analytical Skills
2 64 (4.08%) Enterprise Software
3 52 (3.32%) User Experience
4 50 (3.19%) Inversion of Control
5 48 (3.06%) N-Tier
6 36 (2.30%) Computer Science
7 27 (1.72%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 27 (1.72%) Mathematics
8 26 (1.66%) Mobile App
9 22 (1.40%) Digital Media
10 20 (1.28%) Client/Server
11 19 (1.21%) Derivative
11 19 (1.21%) Visualisation
12 18 (1.15%) NHS
13 17 (1.08%) Replication
14 12 (0.77%) Management Information System
15 11 (0.70%) Fixed Income
16 10 (0.64%) Equity Derivative
17 9 (0.57%) Data Integration
17 9 (0.57%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 318 (20.29%) Windows
2 116 (7.40%) Windows Server
3 31 (1.98%) Windows Server 2012
4 30 (1.91%) Windows Server 2008
5 23 (1.47%) Linux
6 18 (1.15%) Unix
7 17 (1.08%) Apple iOS
8 16 (1.02%) Android
9 13 (0.83%) Windows Server 2003
10 11 (0.70%) Windows 7
10 11 (0.70%) Windows Mobile
11 5 (0.32%) Windows CE
12 4 (0.26%) Windows Phone
13 3 (0.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 3 (0.19%) Windows Phone 8
14 1 (0.064%) CentOS
14 1 (0.064%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 816 (52.07%) MVC
2 593 (37.84%) Agile Software Development
3 395 (25.21%) TDD
4 257 (16.40%) OO
5 249 (15.89%) Unit Testing
6 237 (15.12%) Scrum
7 236 (15.06%) Web Development
8 137 (8.74%) Software Engineering
9 131 (8.36%) BDD
10 122 (7.79%) OOP
11 120 (7.66%) Continuous Integration
12 111 (7.08%) SOA
13 109 (6.96%) SDLC
14 87 (5.55%) CRM
14 87 (5.55%) MVVM
15 73 (4.66%) E-Commerce
15 73 (4.66%) Workflow
16 70 (4.47%) Multithreading
17 68 (4.34%) Dependency Injection
18 67 (4.28%) Front End Development
Programming Languages
1 1329 (84.81%) C#
2 660 (42.12%) JavaScript
3 621 (39.63%) SQL
4 249 (15.89%) T-SQL
5 153 (9.76%) VB.NET
6 120 (7.66%) Java
7 84 (5.36%) PowerShell
8 80 (5.11%) VB
9 71 (4.53%) C++
10 52 (3.32%) VBA
11 47 (3.00%) PHP
12 38 (2.43%) PL/SQL
13 33 (2.11%) XAML
14 28 (1.79%) Python
15 27 (1.72%) C
15 27 (1.72%) TypeScript
16 22 (1.40%) VB6
16 22 (1.40%) VBScript
17 21 (1.34%) Ruby
18 13 (0.83%) R
Qualifications
1 86 (5.49%) Degree
2 82 (5.23%) Security Cleared
3 48 (3.06%) SC Cleared
4 38 (2.43%) Microsoft Certification
5 15 (0.96%) MCSD
6 12 (0.77%) ITIL Certification
6 12 (0.77%) MCP
6 12 (0.77%) MCTS
7 10 (0.64%) MCPD
8 8 (0.51%) BC Cleared
9 7 (0.45%) ISEB
10 5 (0.32%) BPSS Clearance
10 5 (0.32%) MCSE
11 4 (0.26%) CTC Cleared
11 4 (0.26%) ISTQB
11 4 (0.26%) PhD
12 3 (0.19%) DV Cleared
12 3 (0.19%) PMI Certification
13 2 (0.13%) HND
13 2 (0.13%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 49 (3.13%) QA
2 14 (0.89%) WCAG
3 11 (0.70%) Disclosure Scotland
4 9 (0.57%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 8 (0.51%) SLA
6 6 (0.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 4 (0.26%) MiFID
8 2 (0.13%) SDET
9 1 (0.064%) Data Quality
9 1 (0.064%) Dodd-Frank
9 1 (0.064%) EMIR
9 1 (0.064%) HL7
9 1 (0.064%) PCI DSS
9 1 (0.064%) PMBOK
9 1 (0.064%) WAI
System Software
1 42 (2.68%) Active Directory
2 6 (0.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.13%) Hyper-V
3 2 (0.13%) UAG
4 1 (0.064%) BitLocker
4 1 (0.064%) Docker
4 1 (0.064%) GridGain
4 1 (0.064%) Terminal Services
4 1 (0.064%) VMware ESX
4 1 (0.064%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 18 (1.15%) Opscode Chef
2 11 (0.70%) Puppet
3 9 (0.57%) SCCM
3 9 (0.57%) StatsD
4 7 (0.45%) HP Quality Center
5 4 (0.26%) HP Operations Orchestration
6 3 (0.19%) HP Fortify
6 3 (0.19%) SCOM
6 3 (0.19%) WebInspect
7 2 (0.13%) Red Hat Satellite
8 1 (0.064%) Ansible
8 1 (0.064%) Business Desktop Deployment
8 1 (0.064%) CA Wily
8 1 (0.064%) Control-M
8 1 (0.064%) Kibana
8 1 (0.064%) logstash
8 1 (0.064%) MOM
8 1 (0.064%) OpenView
8 1 (0.064%) OPNET
8 1 (0.064%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 517 (32.99%) Microsoft
2 199 (12.70%) Oracle
3 41 (2.62%) Sitecore
4 34 (2.17%) EPiServer
5 23 (1.47%) Siemens
5 23 (1.47%) Telerik
6 16 (1.02%) HP
7 14 (0.89%) Citrix
7 14 (0.89%) SAP
8 13 (0.83%) IBM
9 10 (0.64%) DevExpress
9 10 (0.64%) Sybase
10 9 (0.57%) Apigee
10 9 (0.57%) Google
10 9 (0.57%) Mashery
10 9 (0.57%) Nintex
10 9 (0.57%) Twitter
11 8 (0.51%) Apple
11 8 (0.51%) Remedy
11 8 (0.51%) TIBCO
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