The table below looks at the statistics for the .NET Software Engineer 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 Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 28 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
28 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
.NET Software Engineer
Rank 627 605 584
Rank change year-on-year
-22 -21
Contract jobs requiring a .NET Software Engineer 17 36 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.030% 0.065% 0.084%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.032% 0.068% 0.089%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 23 40
Average daily rate £400 £325 £415
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -21.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £280 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £462 £421 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+38.46% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £35.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £35.00 -

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
53023 52764 51440
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.92% 94.73% 94.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 34537 31962 31273
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 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £553 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1533 2112 2096
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 £44.90 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.70 £17.45
% change year-on-year
+4.79% -4.29%

.NET Software Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend

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

.NET Software Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

.NET Software Engineer
Daily Rate Trend

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

.NET Software Engineer Daily Rate Trend in the UK

.NET Software Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing .NET Software Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 28 April 2016.

.NET Software Engineer Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

.NET Software Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend

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

.NET Software Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

.NET Software Engineer
Top 21 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 Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 28 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 -35 15 £388 +19.23% 20
London -1 7 £338 - 4
South East -5 4 £450 +38.46% 4
Oxfordshire - 4 £450 - 1
East of England +7 2 £400 - 2
City of London - 2 £331 -
Dunfermline +9 1 - -
Fife +5 1 - -
Wales +3 1 £465 -
South West +2 1 £375 +15.38%
South Wales -6 1 £465 -
North West -9 1 £350 -8.19% 3
Scotland -26 1 - -
Norwich - 1 £400 -
Southport - 1 £350 -
Merseyside - 1 £350 -
Cambridge - 1 - - 1
Cardiff - 1 £465 -
Bristol - 1 £375 -
Cambridgeshire - 1 - - 1
Norfolk - 1 £400 -

.NET Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited .NET Software Engineer 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 Engineer in their job title.

1 35 (100.00%) .NET
2 34 (97.14%) Software Engineering
3 33 (94.29%) C#
4 18 (51.43%) SQL Server
5 15 (42.86%) MVC
5 15 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
5 15 (42.86%) .NET Framework
6 14 (40.00%) Microsoft
6 14 (40.00%) ASP.NET
7 13 (37.14%) JavaScript
8 12 (34.29%) Windows
9 11 (31.43%) Visual Studio
10 10 (28.57%) SQL
10 10 (28.57%) C++
10 10 (28.57%) HTML
11 9 (25.71%) CSS
12 8 (22.86%) Scrum
12 8 (22.86%) ASP.NET MVC
13 7 (20.00%) Git (software)
13 7 (20.00%) Entity Framework
13 7 (20.00%) REST
13 7 (20.00%) Degree
14 6 (17.14%) jQuery
14 6 (17.14%) TDD
14 6 (17.14%) ASP.NET Web API
15 5 (14.29%) AngularJS
15 5 (14.29%) WPF
15 5 (14.29%) SOAP
15 5 (14.29%) Web Services
15 5 (14.29%) XML

.NET Software Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited .NET Software Engineer 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 Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (11.43%) Node.js
2 1 (2.86%) CMS
2 1 (2.86%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (2.86%) IIS
Applications
1 4 (11.43%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.86%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (11.43%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (5.71%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (8.57%) HTTP
1 3 (8.57%) TCP/IP
2 2 (5.71%) SNMP
3 1 (2.86%) ATM
3 1 (2.86%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (51.43%) SQL Server
2 3 (8.57%) MongoDB
2 3 (8.57%) Relational Database
3 2 (5.71%) NoSQL
3 2 (5.71%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (2.86%) MySQL
4 1 (2.86%) RavenDB
4 1 (2.86%) RDBMS
4 1 (2.86%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (2.86%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 11 (31.43%) Visual Studio
2 7 (20.00%) Git (software)
3 4 (11.43%) Subversion
4 3 (8.57%) Jenkins
4 3 (8.57%) NUnit
4 3 (8.57%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (5.71%) CruiseControl
5 2 (5.71%) JUnit
6 1 (2.86%) Bitbucket
6 1 (2.86%) FitNesse
6 1 (2.86%) FxCop
6 1 (2.86%) JIRA
6 1 (2.86%) Mercurial
6 1 (2.86%) MSTest
6 1 (2.86%) NuGet
6 1 (2.86%) ReSharper
6 1 (2.86%) SpecFlow
6 1 (2.86%) StyleCop
6 1 (2.86%) TeamCity
General
1 2 (5.71%) Banking
1 2 (5.71%) Electronics
1 2 (5.71%) Finance
1 2 (5.71%) Manufacturing
2 1 (2.86%) Back Office
2 1 (2.86%) Legal
2 1 (2.86%) Marketing
2 1 (2.86%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (100.00%) .NET
2 15 (42.86%) .NET Framework
3 14 (40.00%) ASP.NET
4 10 (28.57%) HTML
5 9 (25.71%) CSS
6 8 (22.86%) ASP.NET MVC
7 7 (20.00%) Entity Framework
7 7 (20.00%) REST
8 6 (17.14%) ASP.NET Web API
8 6 (17.14%) jQuery
9 5 (14.29%) AngularJS
9 5 (14.29%) SOAP
9 5 (14.29%) Web Services
9 5 (14.29%) WPF
9 5 (14.29%) XML
10 4 (11.43%) HTML5
10 4 (11.43%) WCF
11 3 (8.57%) JSON
11 3 (8.57%) WinForms
12 2 (5.71%) Lucene
Miscellaneous
1 4 (11.43%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (8.57%) Mobile App
3 2 (5.71%) Computer Science
3 2 (5.71%) SCADA
3 2 (5.71%) Visualisation
4 1 (2.86%) Embedded Systems
4 1 (2.86%) Inversion of Control
4 1 (2.86%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.86%) Market Risk
4 1 (2.86%) Mathematics
4 1 (2.86%) NHS
4 1 (2.86%) N-Tier
4 1 (2.86%) Streaming Video
4 1 (2.86%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 12 (34.29%) Windows
2 3 (8.57%) Linux
2 3 (8.57%) Unix
2 3 (8.57%) Windows CE
2 3 (8.57%) Windows Mobile
3 1 (2.86%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (97.14%) Software Engineering
2 15 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (42.86%) MVC
3 8 (22.86%) Scrum
4 6 (17.14%) TDD
5 5 (14.29%) OOP
6 4 (11.43%) Continuous Integration
7 3 (8.57%) BDD
7 3 (8.57%) Configuration Management
7 3 (8.57%) Data Acquisition
7 3 (8.57%) Integration Testing
7 3 (8.57%) OO
7 3 (8.57%) SDLC
7 3 (8.57%) Unit Testing
7 3 (8.57%) Web Development
8 2 (5.71%) Data Visualisation
8 2 (5.71%) E-Commerce
8 2 (5.71%) Project Management
8 2 (5.71%) SOA
8 2 (5.71%) SOLID
Programming Languages
1 33 (94.29%) C#
2 13 (37.14%) JavaScript
3 10 (28.57%) C++
3 10 (28.57%) SQL
4 2 (5.71%) Java
4 2 (5.71%) PowerShell
4 2 (5.71%) T-SQL
4 2 (5.71%) VB
4 2 (5.71%) VB.NET
5 1 (2.86%) C
5 1 (2.86%) XAML
Qualifications
1 7 (20.00%) Degree
2 2 (5.71%) Security Cleared
3 1 (2.86%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (2.86%) HND
3 1 (2.86%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.86%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (2.86%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.86%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (2.86%) Kibana
Vendors
1 14 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.86%) Borland
2 1 (2.86%) Coverity
2 1 (2.86%) Oracle
2 1 (2.86%) Splunk
2 1 (2.86%) Telerik