The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles currently tracked.

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
23 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
.NET Software Developer
Rank 554 529 557
Rank change year-on-year
-25 +28
Contract jobs requiring a .NET Software Developer 42 22 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.075% 0.045% 0.050%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.081% 0.049% 0.053%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 19 18
Average daily rate £300 £320 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +2.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £262 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £403 £382
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £305 £238
% change year-on-year
-1.63% +28.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £17.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £17.00 -
Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
51854 44815 56131
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.21% 92.45% 92.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 31590 25634 30843
Average daily rate £390 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £238 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 2065 2206 2587
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% -5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.21
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.89%

.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 23 April 2014.

.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 23 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -32 40 £300 -6.25% 45
South East -9 14 £313 +5.93% 8
West Midlands - 9 £300 - 5
East of England - 7 £238 - 1
Norfolk - 6 £219 -
North West -23 5 £375 +22.95% 12
East Sussex - 5 £285 - 1
Brighton - 5 £285 - 1
Hampshire -2 4 £313 +15.74%
Manchester -5 4 £375 +51.51% 7
East Midlands -8 4 £238 -
West Yorkshire -16 4 £288 -11.53% 1
Yorkshire -21 4 £288 -4.95% 3
Bolton - 4 £375 - 1
Surrey -9 3 £393 +9.02%
Leeds -22 3 £300 +7.14% 1
Northamptonshire -8 2 £219 -
Oxfordshire - 2 - - 3
Northampton - 2 £219 -
Birmingham - 2 £219 - 2
Wales - 2 - - 1
Coventry - 2 £300 -
Oxford - 2 - - 1
Southampton -8 1 £313 +25.00%
London -22 1 £575 +44.29% 6
Macclesfield - 1 £325 - 1
Stoke-on-Trent - 1 £325 - 1
Woking - 1 £410 -
Crewe - 1 £325 - 1
Chesterfield - 1 £300 -

.NET Software Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 April 2014, 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 77 (100.00%) .NET
2 72 (93.51%) C#
3 55 (71.43%) ASP.NET
4 46 (59.74%) SQL Server
5 34 (44.16%) SQL
6 32 (41.56%) Visual Studio
7 29 (37.66%) Microsoft
8 24 (31.17%) HTML
9 23 (29.87%) JavaScript
10 21 (27.27%) MVC
10 21 (27.27%) jQuery
11 19 (24.68%) XML
12 18 (23.38%) LINQ
13 16 (20.78%) WinForms
14 15 (19.48%) TDD
14 15 (19.48%) SQL Server 2008
14 15 (19.48%) Windows
15 13 (16.88%) .NET Framework
15 13 (16.88%) WPF
16 12 (15.58%) WCF
16 12 (15.58%) CSS
17 11 (14.29%) VB.NET
17 11 (14.29%) CMS
18 10 (12.99%) Subversion
18 10 (12.99%) Scrum
18 10 (12.99%) Microsoft Certification
18 10 (12.99%) OO
19 9 (11.69%) Oracle
19 9 (11.69%) NUnit
19 9 (11.69%) Degree

.NET Software Developer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 April 2014, 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 11 (14.29%) CMS
2 6 (7.79%) BizTalk Server
3 4 (5.19%) SharePoint
4 3 (3.90%) Joomla!
4 3 (3.90%) Sitecore CMS
4 3 (3.90%) Umbraco
5 2 (2.60%) IIS
6 1 (1.30%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 8 (10.39%) MS Office
2 5 (6.49%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.30%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.30%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.90%) Internet
1 3 (3.90%) DNS
2 1 (1.30%) SMTP
2 1 (1.30%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (59.74%) SQL Server
2 15 (19.48%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (5.19%) MySQL
4 2 (2.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (1.30%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (1.30%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.30%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (1.30%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (1.30%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (1.30%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.30%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 32 (41.56%) Visual Studio
2 10 (12.99%) Subversion
3 9 (11.69%) NUnit
3 9 (11.69%) Hudson
4 8 (10.39%) Team Foundation Server
5 7 (9.09%) Visual Studio Team System
5 7 (9.09%) SpecFlow
5 7 (9.09%) Jenkins
6 2 (2.60%) Rhino Mocks
6 2 (2.60%) Maven
7 1 (1.30%) Oracle APEX
7 1 (1.30%) TortoiseSVN
General
1 4 (5.19%) Banking
1 4 (5.19%) Finance
2 3 (3.90%) Front Office
3 2 (2.60%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.30%) Back Office
4 1 (1.30%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.30%) Billing
4 1 (1.30%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 77 (100.00%) .NET
2 55 (71.43%) ASP.NET
3 24 (31.17%) HTML
4 21 (27.27%) jQuery
5 19 (24.68%) XML
6 18 (23.38%) LINQ
7 16 (20.78%) WinForms
8 13 (16.88%) .NET Framework
8 13 (16.88%) WPF
9 12 (15.58%) WCF
9 12 (15.58%) CSS
10 8 (10.39%) Silverlight
11 7 (9.09%) Ajax
11 7 (9.09%) ASP.NET MVC
12 6 (7.79%) Web Services
13 5 (6.49%) ASP.NET Web Forms
14 4 (5.19%) HTML5
14 4 (5.19%) JSON
15 3 (3.90%) XML Schema
15 3 (3.90%) Classic ASP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (5.19%) Kindle
2 3 (3.90%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (2.60%) New Media
4 1 (1.30%) Fixed Income
4 1 (1.30%) EPoS
4 1 (1.30%) Client/Server
4 1 (1.30%) N-Tier
4 1 (1.30%) Mathematics
4 1 (1.30%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 15 (19.48%) Windows
2 2 (2.60%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (1.30%) Android
3 1 (1.30%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (27.27%) MVC
2 15 (19.48%) TDD
3 10 (12.99%) Scrum
3 10 (12.99%) OO
4 7 (9.09%) OOD
4 7 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
4 7 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (7.79%) Unit Testing
6 5 (6.49%) BDD
7 4 (5.19%) Technical Analysis
7 4 (5.19%) Software Engineering
7 4 (5.19%) UML
8 2 (2.60%) Low Latency
8 2 (2.60%) Web Development
8 2 (2.60%) Multithreading
8 2 (2.60%) SOA
8 2 (2.60%) Workflow
9 1 (1.30%) Business Intelligence
9 1 (1.30%) OOP
9 1 (1.30%) Content Management
Programming Languages
1 72 (93.51%) C#
2 34 (44.16%) SQL
3 23 (29.87%) JavaScript
4 11 (14.29%) VB.NET
5 4 (5.19%) VB
6 3 (3.90%) XAML
7 2 (2.60%) C
8 1 (1.30%) XQuery
8 1 (1.30%) T-SQL
8 1 (1.30%) PL/SQL
8 1 (1.30%) Java
8 1 (1.30%) Apex Code
8 1 (1.30%) XPath
8 1 (1.30%) VB6
Qualifications
1 10 (12.99%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (11.69%) Degree
3 6 (7.79%) MCTS
4 2 (2.60%) SC Cleared
4 2 (2.60%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.19%) ISO 9001
Systems Management
1 1 (1.30%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 29 (37.66%) Microsoft
2 9 (11.69%) Oracle
3 7 (9.09%) Ektron
4 3 (3.90%) Sitecore
5 2 (2.60%) ION Trading
6 1 (1.30%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (1.30%) TIBCO
6 1 (1.30%) Remedy
6 1 (1.30%) BMC
6 1 (1.30%) Sage
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