The table below looks at the statistics for the .NET Programmer role in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited .NET Programmer in their job title over the 3 months to 30 March 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
30 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
.NET Programmer
Rank 563 531 509
Rank change year-on-year
-32 -22
Contract jobs requiring a .NET Programmer 15 44 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.028% 0.084% 0.074%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.030% 0.091% 0.080%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 31 17
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£330 £275 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -33.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £170 £319
10% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £400 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £250 £413
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -39.39%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £30.00

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised across the UK. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
50025 48432 42510
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.45% 92.39% 92.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 30372 29064 24408
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1969 2003 2177
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.83 £17.00 £17.15
% change year-on-year
-1.02% -0.87%

.NET Programmer
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing .NET Programmer in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

.NET Programmer Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

.NET Programmer
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing .NET Programmer within the UK.

.NET Programmer Daily Rate Trend in the UK

.NET Programmer
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing .NET Programmer within the UK over the 3 months to 30 March 2015.

.NET Programmer Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

.NET Programmer
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing .NET Programmer within the UK.

.NET Programmer Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

.NET Programmer
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 Programmer within the UK over the 3 months to 30 March 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 -44 15 £330 +22.22% 13
London -1 6 £335 -10.66% 5
West Midlands -6 5 £300 +23.07% 1
South East -33 4 £350 +40.00% 4
Staffordshire - 4 £300 - 1
Burton-upon-Trent - 4 £300 - 1
East Sussex -11 2 £350 +27.27%
Kent -8 1 £315 +26.00%
Birmingham -12 1 £290 +18.97%
Hampshire - 1 £398 -
Hertfordshire - - - -
Norfolk - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - - 1
Essex - - - -
Gloucestershire - - - -
Aberdeen - - - -
Aylesbury - - - -
Bournemouth - - - -
Brighton - - - -
Bristol - - - - 1
Colchester - - - -
Gloucester - - - -
Guildford - - - -
Leeds - - - -
Millom - - - -
Milton Keynes - - - -
Norwich - - - -
Reading - - - - 1
Slough - - - -
St Albans - - - -

.NET Programmer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 March 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited .NET Programmer in their job title 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 with .NET Programmer in their job title.

1 34 (100.00%) .NET
2 30 (88.24%) C#
3 14 (41.18%) SQL
4 13 (38.24%) ASP.NET
5 11 (32.35%) Microsoft
6 10 (29.41%) TDD
6 10 (29.41%) .NET Framework
6 10 (29.41%) WCF
6 10 (29.41%) XML
6 10 (29.41%) JavaScript
6 10 (29.41%) SQL Server
7 9 (26.47%) jQuery
8 8 (23.53%) Entity Framework
8 8 (23.53%) MVC
9 7 (20.59%) HTML
10 6 (17.65%) Software Engineering
10 6 (17.65%) Agile Software Development
10 6 (17.65%) VB.NET
10 6 (17.65%) VBScript
10 6 (17.65%) Scrum
11 5 (14.71%) T-SQL
11 5 (14.71%) CSS
11 5 (14.71%) OO
11 5 (14.71%) WPF
11 5 (14.71%) LINQ
11 5 (14.71%) Continuous Integration
11 5 (14.71%) Team Foundation Server
11 5 (14.71%) Relational Database
12 4 (11.76%) Performance Tuning
12 4 (11.76%) Enterprise Software

.NET Programmer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 March 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited .NET Programmer in their job title 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 with .NET Programmer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (5.88%) CMS
1 2 (5.88%) Sitecore CMS
2 1 (2.94%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (2.94%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (5.88%) SmartPlant
2 1 (2.94%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.94%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (29.41%) SQL Server
2 5 (14.71%) Relational Database
3 2 (5.88%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (5.88%) Oracle Database
3 2 (5.88%) MS Access
4 1 (2.94%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (2.94%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (2.94%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 5 (14.71%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (8.82%) Visual Studio
2 3 (8.82%) TeamCity
3 2 (5.88%) NUnit
3 2 (5.88%) Subversion
3 2 (5.88%) Moq
General
1 3 (8.82%) Banking
1 3 (8.82%) Investment Banking
2 2 (5.88%) Finance
2 2 (5.88%) Legal
3 1 (2.94%) Retail
3 1 (2.94%) Music Industry
3 1 (2.94%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (100.00%) .NET
2 13 (38.24%) ASP.NET
3 10 (29.41%) XML
3 10 (29.41%) .NET Framework
3 10 (29.41%) WCF
4 9 (26.47%) jQuery
5 8 (23.53%) Entity Framework
6 7 (20.59%) HTML
7 5 (14.71%) LINQ
7 5 (14.71%) WPF
7 5 (14.71%) CSS
8 4 (11.76%) WinForms
8 4 (11.76%) HTML5
9 3 (8.82%) XSLT
10 2 (5.88%) WF
10 2 (5.88%) Unity DI Container
10 2 (5.88%) Castle Windsor
11 1 (2.94%) REST
11 1 (2.94%) KnockoutJS
11 1 (2.94%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 4 (11.76%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (5.88%) Derivative
2 2 (5.88%) Credit Risk
2 2 (5.88%) Data Structures
3 1 (2.94%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.94%) Client/Server
3 1 (2.94%) N-Tier
3 1 (2.94%) Fixed Income
3 1 (2.94%) Credit Derivative
Operating Systems
1 2 (5.88%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (29.41%) TDD
2 8 (23.53%) MVC
3 6 (17.65%) Software Engineering
3 6 (17.65%) Scrum
3 6 (17.65%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (14.71%) Continuous Integration
4 5 (14.71%) OO
5 4 (11.76%) E-Commerce
5 4 (11.76%) Performance Tuning
6 3 (8.82%) BDD
7 2 (5.88%) Coaching
7 2 (5.88%) SOA
7 2 (5.88%) Web Design
7 2 (5.88%) Unit Testing
8 1 (2.94%) Test Scripting
8 1 (2.94%) Web Development
8 1 (2.94%) Release Management
8 1 (2.94%) Service Delivery
8 1 (2.94%) Workflow
8 1 (2.94%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 30 (88.24%) C#
2 14 (41.18%) SQL
3 10 (29.41%) JavaScript
4 6 (17.65%) VBScript
4 6 (17.65%) VB.NET
5 5 (14.71%) T-SQL
6 3 (8.82%) XAML
7 2 (5.88%) VB
8 1 (2.94%) PL/SQL
8 1 (2.94%) C++
8 1 (2.94%) COBOL
8 1 (2.94%) VC++
Qualifications
1 2 (5.88%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (2.94%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.88%) QA
Vendors
1 11 (32.35%) Microsoft
2 4 (11.76%) Oracle
3 2 (5.88%) Sitecore
4 1 (2.94%) DevExpress
4 1 (2.94%) Splunk
4 1 (2.94%) Intergraph
4 1 (2.94%) InterSystems
4 1 (2.94%) Syncfusion