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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
.NET Software Developer
Rank 569 539 547
Rank change year-on-year
-30 +8
Contract jobs requiring a .NET Software Developer 25 31 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.046% 0.061% 0.064%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.049% 0.066% 0.069%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 24 11
Average daily rate
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£300 £300 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £296 £240 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £395 £600 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £295 £285
% change year-on-year
+1.69% +3.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £150.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
50521 47308 53478
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.33% 92.54% 92.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 30608 27726 29859
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £231 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1993 2123 2716
Average hourly rate £16.58 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.25% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.80 £40.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%

.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 31 July 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 31 July 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
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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 -36 22 £300 - 45
North West -2 7 £300 +3.44% 14
South East -4 5 £313 -3.84% 10
London +16 4 £325 +3.17% 5
Preston -5 4 - -
Lancashire -9 4 - - 2
East of England -19 3 £350 +16.66% 3
Oxfordshire - 3 £313 - 1
West Yorkshire +1 2 £300 +41.17% 4
Yorkshire -2 2 £300 +14.28% 6
Manchester -6 2 - - 6
Leeds -8 2 £300 +41.17% 2
Berkshire - 2 - -
Cambridgeshire - 2 £323 - 2
Reading - 2 - -
Wales - 2 - -
Cheshire +2 1 £300 +33.33% 2
South West -28 1 £300 -46.66% 3
City of London - 1 £200 - 3
Somerset - 1 £300 - 1
Scotland - 1 £300 -
Bedfordshire - 1 £400 - 1
Luton - 1 £400 -
Bath - 1 £300 -
Cambridge - 1 £295 - 1
Cardiff - - - -
Cheltenham - - - - 1
Chorley - - - - 1
Coventry - - - -
Derby - - - -

.NET Software Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 63 (100.00%) .NET
2 54 (85.71%) C#
3 36 (57.14%) ASP.NET
4 33 (52.38%) SQL Server
5 25 (39.68%) MVC
5 25 (39.68%) SQL
6 20 (31.75%) HTML
6 20 (31.75%) Microsoft
7 18 (28.57%) Visual Studio
8 17 (26.98%) jQuery
9 16 (25.40%) JavaScript
9 16 (25.40%) TDD
9 16 (25.40%) .NET Framework
10 15 (23.81%) WPF
10 15 (23.81%) Agile Software Development
11 13 (20.63%) Scrum
12 12 (19.05%) CSS
12 12 (19.05%) XML
13 11 (17.46%) WinForms
13 11 (17.46%) Team Foundation Server
14 10 (15.87%) LINQ
14 10 (15.87%) Windows
15 9 (14.29%) OO
15 9 (14.29%) Web Services
15 9 (14.29%) VB.NET
16 8 (12.70%) Microsoft Certification
16 8 (12.70%) Unit Testing
16 8 (12.70%) HTML5
17 7 (11.11%) ASP.NET MVC
17 7 (11.11%) SQL Server 2008

.NET Software Developer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 5 (7.94%) BizTalk Server
2 3 (4.76%) CMS
3 2 (3.17%) TIBCO EMS
4 1 (1.59%) Joomla!
4 1 (1.59%) Umbraco
4 1 (1.59%) Sitecore CMS
4 1 (1.59%) Oracle Workflow
4 1 (1.59%) IIS
Applications
1 4 (6.35%) MS Office
2 2 (3.17%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (3.17%) BusinessWorks
2 1 (1.59%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (1.59%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.59%) Cloud Computing
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (52.38%) SQL Server
2 7 (11.11%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (6.35%) Crystal Reports
4 3 (4.76%) MySQL
5 2 (3.17%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (1.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (1.59%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (1.59%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (1.59%) Oracle Database
6 1 (1.59%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (1.59%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (1.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 18 (28.57%) Visual Studio
2 11 (17.46%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (9.52%) Subversion
4 4 (6.35%) NUnit
5 3 (4.76%) Visual Studio Team System
5 3 (4.76%) Hudson
5 3 (4.76%) SpecFlow
5 3 (4.76%) Jenkins
6 1 (1.59%) TeamCity
6 1 (1.59%) Git (software)
6 1 (1.59%) MSTest
6 1 (1.59%) Oracle APEX
General
1 3 (4.76%) Back Office
1 3 (4.76%) Banking
1 3 (4.76%) Finance
2 2 (3.17%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.59%) Front Office
3 1 (1.59%) Electronics
3 1 (1.59%) Retail
3 1 (1.59%) Billing
3 1 (1.59%) Investment Banking
3 1 (1.59%) Marketing
3 1 (1.59%) Law
3 1 (1.59%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 63 (100.00%) .NET
2 36 (57.14%) ASP.NET
3 20 (31.75%) HTML
4 17 (26.98%) jQuery
5 16 (25.40%) .NET Framework
6 15 (23.81%) WPF
7 12 (19.05%) CSS
7 12 (19.05%) XML
8 11 (17.46%) WinForms
9 10 (15.87%) LINQ
10 9 (14.29%) Web Services
11 8 (12.70%) HTML5
12 7 (11.11%) ASP.NET MVC
13 5 (7.94%) Hibernate
13 5 (7.94%) WCF
13 5 (7.94%) ASP.NET Web Forms
14 4 (6.35%) Silverlight
14 4 (6.35%) Ajax
15 3 (4.76%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
15 3 (4.76%) ASP.NET MVC 3
Miscellaneous
1 4 (6.35%) Kindle
2 1 (1.59%) EPoS
2 1 (1.59%) DTV
2 1 (1.59%) Derivative
2 1 (1.59%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 10 (15.87%) Windows
2 1 (1.59%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (39.68%) MVC
2 16 (25.40%) TDD
3 15 (23.81%) Agile Software Development
4 13 (20.63%) Scrum
5 9 (14.29%) OO
6 8 (12.70%) Unit Testing
7 5 (7.94%) BDD
7 5 (7.94%) OOD
8 4 (6.35%) Workflow
8 4 (6.35%) Software Engineering
8 4 (6.35%) MVVM
8 4 (6.35%) Technical Analysis
9 3 (4.76%) Continuous Integration
9 3 (4.76%) UML
10 2 (3.17%) E-Commerce
10 2 (3.17%) SOA
10 2 (3.17%) Web Development
10 2 (3.17%) Release Management
11 1 (1.59%) Digital Marketing
11 1 (1.59%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 54 (85.71%) C#
2 25 (39.68%) SQL
3 16 (25.40%) JavaScript
4 9 (14.29%) VB.NET
5 4 (6.35%) PL/SQL
5 4 (6.35%) VB
6 2 (3.17%) C
6 2 (3.17%) T-SQL
6 2 (3.17%) Java
7 1 (1.59%) XAML
7 1 (1.59%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 8 (12.70%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (11.11%) Degree
3 4 (6.35%) MCTS
4 2 (3.17%) SC Cleared
4 2 (3.17%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.35%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 2 (3.17%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 20 (31.75%) Microsoft
2 7 (11.11%) Oracle
3 4 (6.35%) Sybase
4 2 (3.17%) TIBCO
4 2 (3.17%) ION Trading
5 1 (1.59%) Sitecore
5 1 (1.59%) Ektron
5 1 (1.59%) Remedy
5 1 (1.59%) BMC
5 1 (1.59%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (1.59%) SAP
5 1 (1.59%) JBoss