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 24 November 2014 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
24 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
.NET Software Engineer
Rank 604 567 559
Rank change year-on-year
-37 -8
Contract jobs requiring a .NET Software Engineer 12 18 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.021% 0.035% 0.044%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.023% 0.037% 0.047%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 11 13
Average daily rate
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£293 £283 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.53% -13.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £235 £257
10% offered a daily rate of more than £371 £400 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £285 £283 £318
% change year-on-year
+0.88% -11.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £32.50 £43.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -25.28%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £32.50 £43.50
% change year-on-year
- -25.28%

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
51713 48167 48748
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 90.71% 92.71% 93.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 32673 29142 27386
Average daily rate £400 £400 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £570
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2104 2096 2586
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.50 £37.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
- -8.57%

.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 24 November 2014.

.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 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 Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 24 November 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 -32 8 £275 -2.65% 9
South East -32 4 £375 -6.25% 4
London +10 3 £325 -18.75% 1
Hampshire -31 2 £375 - 1
South Wales - 2 £300 -
Wales - 2 £300 -
Birmingham -4 1 £275 -
Scotland -7 1 £285 - 2
West Midlands -15 1 £275 -
Staffordshire - 1 £275 -
Edinburgh - 1 £285 - 1
Portsmouth - 1 - - 1
Stoke-on-Trent - 1 £275 -
Sutton Coldfield - - - -
Wolverhampton - - - -
Worcester - - - -
Berkshire - - - - 1
Buckinghamshire - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - - 1
Derbyshire - - - -
East Sussex - - - -
Reading - - - - 1
Salisbury - - - -
Slough - - - -
Solihull - - - -
St Albans - - - -
Stafford - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - -
Norfolk - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - - 1

.NET Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 November 2014, 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 28 (100.00%) .NET
2 27 (96.43%) C#
2 27 (96.43%) Software Engineering
3 17 (60.71%) MVC
4 16 (57.14%) SQL Server
4 16 (57.14%) ASP.NET
4 16 (57.14%) .NET Framework
5 15 (53.57%) SQL
6 12 (42.86%) WinForms
7 11 (39.29%) ASP.NET Web Forms
8 10 (35.71%) Oracle
9 9 (32.14%) Enterprise Software
10 8 (28.57%) JavaScript
11 7 (25.00%) HTML
11 7 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
11 7 (25.00%) TDD
11 7 (25.00%) jQuery
11 7 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
12 6 (21.43%) CSS
12 6 (21.43%) Visual Studio
12 6 (21.43%) Web Services
13 5 (17.86%) XML
13 5 (17.86%) Windows
13 5 (17.86%) Sitecore
13 5 (17.86%) HTML5
14 4 (14.29%) Sitecore CMS
14 4 (14.29%) REST
14 4 (14.29%) Backbone.js
14 4 (14.29%) Umbraco
14 4 (14.29%) WPF

.NET Software Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 November 2014, 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 (14.29%) Umbraco
1 4 (14.29%) Sitecore CMS
2 2 (7.14%) Apache Solr
2 2 (7.14%) CMS
3 1 (3.57%) IIS
3 1 (3.57%) Node.js
Business Applications
1 1 (3.57%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (3.57%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.57%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (57.14%) SQL Server
2 2 (7.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (3.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (3.57%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (3.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (3.57%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (3.57%) NoSQL
3 1 (3.57%) Oracle Database
3 1 (3.57%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 1 (3.57%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 7 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (21.43%) Visual Studio
3 4 (14.29%) NUnit
4 3 (10.71%) QUnit
5 2 (7.14%) Subversion
6 1 (3.57%) Git (software)
General
1 3 (10.71%) Finance
2 2 (7.14%) Telecoms
2 2 (7.14%) Marketing
3 1 (3.57%) Electronics
3 1 (3.57%) Manufacturing
3 1 (3.57%) Banking
3 1 (3.57%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (100.00%) .NET
2 16 (57.14%) ASP.NET
2 16 (57.14%) .NET Framework
3 12 (42.86%) WinForms
4 11 (39.29%) ASP.NET Web Forms
5 7 (25.00%) jQuery
5 7 (25.00%) HTML
6 6 (21.43%) Web Services
6 6 (21.43%) CSS
7 5 (17.86%) XML
7 5 (17.86%) HTML5
8 4 (14.29%) WPF
8 4 (14.29%) REST
8 4 (14.29%) Backbone.js
9 3 (10.71%) SOAP
9 3 (10.71%) JSON
9 3 (10.71%) WCF
9 3 (10.71%) DHTML
9 3 (10.71%) Ajax
9 3 (10.71%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 9 (32.14%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (7.14%) Inversion of Control
2 2 (7.14%) Mechatronics
3 1 (3.57%) Computer Science
3 1 (3.57%) Blackberry
3 1 (3.57%) DTV
3 1 (3.57%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 5 (17.86%) Windows
2 1 (3.57%) Android
2 1 (3.57%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (96.43%) Software Engineering
2 17 (60.71%) MVC
3 7 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (25.00%) TDD
4 4 (14.29%) Content Management
4 4 (14.29%) OO
5 3 (10.71%) Scrum
6 2 (7.14%) Image Processing
7 1 (3.57%) Rapid Prototyping
7 1 (3.57%) MVVM
7 1 (3.57%) Complex Event Processing
7 1 (3.57%) Android Development
7 1 (3.57%) iOS Development
7 1 (3.57%) Mentoring
7 1 (3.57%) Programme Management
7 1 (3.57%) CRM
7 1 (3.57%) OOD
7 1 (3.57%) SOA
7 1 (3.57%) Business Intelligence
7 1 (3.57%) SEO
Programming Languages
1 27 (96.43%) C#
2 15 (53.57%) SQL
3 8 (28.57%) JavaScript
4 3 (10.71%) C++
5 2 (7.14%) Java
6 1 (3.57%) PHP
6 1 (3.57%) T-SQL
6 1 (3.57%) Python
6 1 (3.57%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 2 (7.14%) Degree
2 1 (3.57%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.57%) QA
Vendors
1 10 (35.71%) Oracle
2 5 (17.86%) Sitecore
3 4 (14.29%) Microsoft
4 2 (7.14%) EPiServer
5 1 (3.57%) Ektron
5 1 (3.57%) StreamBase
5 1 (3.57%) TIBCO
5 1 (3.57%) Metastorm
5 1 (3.57%) SAP