The table below looks at the statistics for the .NET Software Developer 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 Software Developer in their job title over the 3 months to 12 February 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.

Location
3 months to
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
.NET Software Developer
Rank 547 560 479
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -81
Contract jobs requiring a .NET Software Developer 79 52 109
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.15% 0.10% 0.22%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.16% 0.11% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 37 53
Average daily rate £325 £344 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.52% +5.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £254
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £401 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £337 £300
% change year-on-year
-4.90% +12.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £15.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £15.50

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
48618 48918 46871
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.51% 94.46% 94.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 31219 30411 27715
Average daily rate £413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £238 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1735 1925 2068
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.84 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.95% -3.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

.NET Software Developer
Jobs Demand Trend

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

.NET Software Developer Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

.NET Software Developer
Daily Rate Trend

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

.NET Software Developer Daily Rate Trend in the UK

.NET Software Developer
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing .NET Software Developer within the UK over the 3 months to 12 February 2016.

.NET Software Developer Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

.NET Software Developer
Hourly Rate Trend

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

.NET Software Developer Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

.NET Software Developer
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 Software Developer within the UK over the 3 months to 12 February 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
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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 +22 69 £325 -7.14% 140
London +20 23 £375 +8.69% 27
Yorkshire -8 15 £315 +0.80% 13
West Yorkshire -2 10 £320 +2.40% 7
Manchester -8 9 £315 +14.54% 12
North West -11 9 £315 +9.56% 28
Leeds -4 8 £320 +6.66% 5
South West -1 7 £375 -2.59% 17
Bristol - 7 £375 - 13
West Midlands -9 6 £360 +20.00% 12
City of London +38 5 £450 +26.76% 4
Scotland -2 5 £450 +12.78% 3
Wales -9 5 £338 +22.72% 1
Edinburgh -11 5 £450 - 2
South East +14 4 £320 +11.30% 26
Staffordshire -2 4 £338 +12.50% 3
South Yorkshire - 4 £300 - 2
South Wales - 4 £410 - 1
Cardiff - 4 £410 - 1
Stoke-on-Trent - 3 £315 - 1
Sheffield - 3 £300 - 1
Hampshire +6 2 £304 +35.00% 7
East of England -2 2 £313 -21.87% 9
Leicestershire -10 2 £360 - 4
East Midlands -14 2 £360 +19.91% 6
Stockport - 2 £334 - 1
Cheadle - 2 £400 - 1
West Wales +16 1 £265 -
Hertfordshire +6 1 £325 - 1
Coventry -8 1 £365 -2.66% 2

.NET Software Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited .NET Software Developer 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 Software Developer in their job title.

1 151 (100.00%) .NET
2 129 (85.43%) C#
3 104 (68.87%) SQL Server
4 96 (63.58%) ASP.NET
5 90 (59.60%) MVC
6 68 (45.03%) JavaScript
7 59 (39.07%) .NET Framework
8 53 (35.10%) SQL
8 53 (35.10%) Microsoft
8 53 (35.10%) jQuery
9 51 (33.77%) Agile Software Development
10 50 (33.11%) HTML
11 47 (31.13%) ASP.NET MVC
12 45 (29.80%) CSS
13 32 (21.19%) Windows
14 31 (20.53%) Entity Framework
15 29 (19.21%) Software Engineering
16 28 (18.54%) Visual Studio
17 27 (17.88%) Scrum
18 26 (17.22%) TDD
19 25 (16.56%) VB.NET
19 25 (16.56%) Team Foundation Server
20 24 (15.89%) Web Services
20 24 (15.89%) OO
21 22 (14.57%) Unit Testing
22 21 (13.91%) SQL Server 2008
23 20 (13.25%) WCF
23 20 (13.25%) ASP.NET MVC 4
24 19 (12.58%) AngularJS
24 19 (12.58%) E-Commerce

.NET Software Developer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited .NET Software Developer 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 Software Developer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 6 (3.97%) CMS
1 6 (3.97%) SharePoint
2 5 (3.31%) Sitecore CMS
3 3 (1.99%) Elasticsearch
3 3 (1.99%) SharePoint 2013
3 3 (1.99%) Umbraco
4 2 (1.32%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (0.66%) Apache
5 1 (0.66%) DNN
5 1 (0.66%) IIS
5 1 (0.66%) JBoss
Applications
1 5 (3.31%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.99%) MS Office
3 2 (1.32%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 7 (4.64%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 5 (3.31%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (1.32%) Infor CRM
Cloud Services
1 11 (7.28%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (4.64%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (1.99%) IaaS
3 3 (1.99%) PaaS
4 1 (0.66%) GitHub
4 1 (0.66%) Google Analytics
4 1 (0.66%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.65%) TCP/IP
2 3 (1.99%) LDAP
3 2 (1.32%) HTTP
3 2 (1.32%) Intranet
4 1 (0.66%) CTI
4 1 (0.66%) FTP
4 1 (0.66%) Network Security
4 1 (0.66%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 104 (68.87%) SQL Server
2 21 (13.91%) SQL Server 2008
3 8 (5.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 6 (3.97%) SQL Server 2012
5 4 (2.65%) NoSQL
5 4 (2.65%) Relational Database
5 4 (2.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (1.99%) BusinessObjects
6 3 (1.99%) Crystal Reports
6 3 (1.99%) MS Access
7 2 (1.32%) Oracle Database
7 2 (1.32%) RDBMS
7 2 (1.32%) SQL Server 2005
7 2 (1.32%) SQL Server 2014
8 1 (0.66%) Apache Cassandra
8 1 (0.66%) dBASE
8 1 (0.66%) DTS
8 1 (0.66%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (0.66%) Oracle9i Database
8 1 (0.66%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 28 (18.54%) Visual Studio
2 25 (16.56%) Team Foundation Server
3 15 (9.93%) MSTest
4 14 (9.27%) NUnit
5 6 (3.97%) Git (software)
6 5 (3.31%) Octopus Deploy
7 4 (2.65%) Moq
8 3 (1.99%) Selenium
9 2 (1.32%) SpecFlow
9 2 (1.32%) TeamCity
9 2 (1.32%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 1 (0.66%) Eclipse
10 1 (0.66%) Hudson
10 1 (0.66%) Jasmine
10 1 (0.66%) JUnit
10 1 (0.66%) Karma Test Runner
10 1 (0.66%) MSBuild
10 1 (0.66%) NSubstitute
10 1 (0.66%) NuGet
10 1 (0.66%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 16 (10.60%) Finance
2 9 (5.96%) Back Office
2 9 (5.96%) Banking
3 8 (5.30%) Electronics
3 8 (5.30%) Marketing
3 8 (5.30%) Telecoms
4 7 (4.64%) Manufacturing
5 5 (3.31%) Legal
6 3 (1.99%) Advertising
7 2 (1.32%) Front Office
7 2 (1.32%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.66%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.66%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 151 (100.00%) .NET
2 96 (63.58%) ASP.NET
3 59 (39.07%) .NET Framework
4 53 (35.10%) jQuery
5 50 (33.11%) HTML
6 47 (31.13%) ASP.NET MVC
7 45 (29.80%) CSS
8 31 (20.53%) Entity Framework
9 24 (15.89%) Web Services
10 20 (13.25%) ASP.NET MVC 4
10 20 (13.25%) WCF
11 19 (12.58%) AngularJS
12 18 (11.92%) JSON
13 17 (11.26%) ASP.NET Web API
14 16 (10.60%) WPF
15 15 (9.93%) Ajax
15 15 (9.93%) CSS3
15 15 (9.93%) XML
16 14 (9.27%) WinForms
17 13 (8.61%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 5 (3.31%) Enterprise Software
2 4 (2.65%) NHS
2 4 (2.65%) N-Tier
3 3 (1.99%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (1.99%) Computer Science
3 3 (1.99%) Mobile App
4 2 (1.32%) Derivative
4 2 (1.32%) Fixed Income
4 2 (1.32%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 2 (1.32%) Inversion of Control
4 2 (1.32%) User Experience
4 2 (1.32%) Visualisation
5 1 (0.66%) Contract for Difference
5 1 (0.66%) Embedded Systems
5 1 (0.66%) Equities
5 1 (0.66%) Equity Derivative
5 1 (0.66%) Market Risk
5 1 (0.66%) Mathematics
5 1 (0.66%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 32 (21.19%) Windows
2 3 (1.99%) Android
2 3 (1.99%) Apple iOS
2 3 (1.99%) Windows Server
2 3 (1.99%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (1.32%) Linux
3 2 (1.32%) Windows CE
4 1 (0.66%) Unix
4 1 (0.66%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 90 (59.60%) MVC
2 51 (33.77%) Agile Software Development
3 29 (19.21%) Software Engineering
4 27 (17.88%) Scrum
5 26 (17.22%) TDD
6 24 (15.89%) OO
7 22 (14.57%) Unit Testing
8 19 (12.58%) E-Commerce
9 18 (11.92%) Investment Management
10 17 (11.26%) Web Development
11 15 (9.93%) BDD
11 15 (9.93%) OOD
12 12 (7.95%) High Availability
12 12 (7.95%) OOP
13 11 (7.28%) SDLC
14 9 (5.96%) Business Intelligence
14 9 (5.96%) Process Management
15 7 (4.64%) ERP
15 7 (4.64%) Multithreading
15 7 (4.64%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 129 (85.43%) C#
2 68 (45.03%) JavaScript
3 53 (35.10%) SQL
4 25 (16.56%) VB.NET
5 15 (9.93%) T-SQL
6 11 (7.28%) Python
7 10 (6.62%) Perl
7 10 (6.62%) Ruby
8 7 (4.64%) C++
9 6 (3.97%) Java
10 4 (2.65%) VBScript
11 3 (1.99%) PL/SQL
11 3 (1.99%) VB
12 2 (1.32%) VB6
12 2 (1.32%) VBA
13 1 (0.66%) Bash Shell
13 1 (0.66%) C
13 1 (0.66%) PowerShell
13 1 (0.66%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 9 (5.96%) Degree
2 3 (1.99%) Security Cleared
3 2 (1.32%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.66%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (0.66%) HND
4 1 (0.66%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.99%) QA
2 1 (0.66%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (0.66%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.66%) WCAG
System Software
1 4 (2.65%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.66%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 1 (0.66%) Puppet
1 1 (0.66%) WMI
Vendors
1 53 (35.10%) Microsoft
2 7 (4.64%) SAP
3 6 (3.97%) Oracle
4 5 (3.31%) Salesforce.com
4 5 (3.31%) Sitecore
5 2 (1.32%) Capita
5 2 (1.32%) Infor
5 2 (1.32%) Telerik
6 1 (0.66%) Adobe
6 1 (0.66%) DevExpress
6 1 (0.66%) EPiServer
6 1 (0.66%) Google
6 1 (0.66%) Macromedia
6 1 (0.66%) NICE Systems
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