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 29 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
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
.NET Programmer
Rank 625 597 581
Rank change year-on-year
-28 -16
Contract jobs requiring a .NET Programmer 15 38 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.027% 0.068% 0.082%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.028% 0.072% 0.087%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 31 31
Average daily rate £369 £300 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.91% +4.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £256 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £400 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £300 £265
% change year-on-year
+20.83% +13.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

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
53034 52811 51540
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.93% 94.73% 94.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 34546 32021 31371
Average daily rate £425 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £243 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1532 2104 2098
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.83 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.01% -1.02%

.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 29 April 2016.

.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 19 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 29 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 -42 15 £369 +22.91% 18
London -20 7 £418 +38.01% 7
South East -19 3 £400 +25.00% 5
City of London +42 2 £384 -4.06%
Birmingham +5 2 £351 +21.12% 1
West Midlands -17 2 £351 +17.08% 1
South West -1 1 £375 +19.04%
Surrey -13 1 £300 -25.00% 1
Kent -26 1 £400 +26.98% 1
Hammersmith - 1 £325 -
Wiltshire - 1 £375 -
Reading - 1 £438 - 1
Maidstone - 1 £400 -
Salisbury - 1 £375 -
Northamptonshire - 1 - -
Tyne and Wear - 1 £325 -
Berkshire - 1 £438 - 1
East Midlands - 1 - -
North East - 1 £325 -

.NET Programmer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 30 (100.00%) .NET
2 23 (76.67%) C#
3 22 (73.33%) SQL Server
4 20 (66.67%) ASP.NET
5 11 (36.67%) MVC
5 11 (36.67%) Agile Software Development
6 10 (33.33%) JavaScript
6 10 (33.33%) SQL
7 9 (30.00%) HTML
8 7 (23.33%) ASP.NET MVC
9 6 (20.00%) Finance
9 6 (20.00%) CSS
9 6 (20.00%) HTML5
10 5 (16.67%) WPF
10 5 (16.67%) jQuery
10 5 (16.67%) T-SQL
10 5 (16.67%) Microsoft
10 5 (16.67%) VB.NET
11 4 (13.33%) SDLC
11 4 (13.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 4 (13.33%) Windows
11 4 (13.33%) OO
11 4 (13.33%) MS Excel
11 4 (13.33%) Web Services
11 4 (13.33%) SQL Server 2008
11 4 (13.33%) Web Development
11 4 (13.33%) .NET Framework
11 4 (13.33%) Subversion
12 3 (10.00%) Degree
12 3 (10.00%) Ajax

.NET Programmer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 (6.67%) IIS
2 1 (3.33%) Node.js
Applications
1 4 (13.33%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.33%) SPSS
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.67%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.33%) Intranet
1 1 (3.33%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (73.33%) SQL Server
2 4 (13.33%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (6.67%) Crystal Reports
3 2 (6.67%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (3.33%) Oracle Database
4 1 (3.33%) Relational Database
4 1 (3.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (3.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (3.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 4 (13.33%) Subversion
2 3 (10.00%) Git (software)
3 2 (6.67%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (6.67%) Visual Studio
4 1 (3.33%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 6 (20.00%) Finance
2 1 (3.33%) Financial Institution
2 1 (3.33%) Marketing
2 1 (3.33%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (100.00%) .NET
2 20 (66.67%) ASP.NET
3 9 (30.00%) HTML
4 7 (23.33%) ASP.NET MVC
5 6 (20.00%) CSS
5 6 (20.00%) HTML5
6 5 (16.67%) jQuery
6 5 (16.67%) WPF
7 4 (13.33%) .NET Framework
7 4 (13.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 4 (13.33%) Web Services
8 3 (10.00%) Ajax
8 3 (10.00%) XML
9 2 (6.67%) AngularJS
9 2 (6.67%) CSS3
9 2 (6.67%) Entity Framework
9 2 (6.67%) XSLT
10 1 (3.33%) ASP.NET MVC 4
10 1 (3.33%) REST
10 1 (3.33%) Unity (Game Engine)
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (3.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.33%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 4 (13.33%) Windows
2 1 (3.33%) Android
2 1 (3.33%) Apple iOS
2 1 (3.33%) Unix
2 1 (3.33%) Windows 10
2 1 (3.33%) Windows Server
2 1 (3.33%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (3.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (36.67%) Agile Software Development
1 11 (36.67%) MVC
2 4 (13.33%) OO
2 4 (13.33%) SDLC
2 4 (13.33%) Web Development
3 3 (10.00%) Multithreading
3 3 (10.00%) TDD
4 2 (6.67%) Business Analysis
4 2 (6.67%) CRM
4 2 (6.67%) OOP
4 2 (6.67%) Software Engineering
4 2 (6.67%) Waterfall
4 2 (6.67%) Workflow
5 1 (3.33%) BDD
5 1 (3.33%) CAPI
5 1 (3.33%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (3.33%) E-Commerce
5 1 (3.33%) Rapid Prototyping
5 1 (3.33%) Systems Analysis
5 1 (3.33%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 23 (76.67%) C#
2 10 (33.33%) JavaScript
2 10 (33.33%) SQL
3 5 (16.67%) T-SQL
3 5 (16.67%) VB.NET
4 3 (10.00%) VB
5 1 (3.33%) Python
5 1 (3.33%) VB6
Qualifications
1 3 (10.00%) Degree
Vendors
1 5 (16.67%) Microsoft
2 2 (6.67%) Oracle
2 2 (6.67%) Xamarin
3 1 (3.33%) Citrix
3 1 (3.33%) IBM
3 1 (3.33%) Telerik