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 23 September 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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
.NET Software Engineer
Rank 601 557 579
Rank change year-on-year
-44 +22
Contract jobs requiring a .NET Software Engineer 13 21 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.022% 0.040% 0.041%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.025% 0.043% 0.044%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 12 15
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£325 £250 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.00% -28.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £215 £291
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £400 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £250 £300
% change year-on-year
+30.00% -16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 0
Average hourly rate - £32.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £32.50 -

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
52507 48877 54297
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 90.85% 92.73% 92.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 32079 29293 30388
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £233 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2048 2078 2690
Average hourly rate £16.61 £17.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.30% -5.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.34
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -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 23 September 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 23 September 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 -28 12 £325 +30.00% 14
London +17 6 £325 -18.75% 6
Leeds - 4 £325 - 1
West Yorkshire - 4 £325 - 1
Yorkshire - 4 £325 - 2
South East -13 2 £325 +51.16% 2
Hampshire - 1 - -
Hertfordshire - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - - 1
South Yorkshire - - - -
Staffordshire - - - -
Surrey - - - - 1
Warwickshire - - - -
West Sussex - - - -
East Midlands - - - - 2
Merseyside - - - -
North East - - - -
North West - - - - 2
Wiltshire - - - -
Liverpool - - - -
South West - - - -
Tyne and Wear - - - -
West Midlands - - - -
Scotland - - - -
East of England - - - -
Farnborough - - - -
Manchester - - - - 1
Marlow - - - -
Milton Keynes - - - -
Nantwich - - - -

.NET Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 41 (100.00%) .NET
2 40 (97.56%) C#
2 40 (97.56%) Software Engineering
3 26 (63.41%) SQL Server
4 25 (60.98%) ASP.NET
5 23 (56.10%) MVC
6 21 (51.22%) .NET Framework
7 20 (48.78%) SQL
8 16 (39.02%) Agile Software Development
9 15 (36.59%) ASP.NET Web Forms
10 14 (34.15%) WinForms
10 14 (34.15%) JavaScript
10 14 (34.15%) CSS
11 13 (31.71%) Oracle
11 13 (31.71%) HTML
11 13 (31.71%) WCF
12 12 (29.27%) Team Foundation Server
12 12 (29.27%) Enterprise Software
13 11 (26.83%) jQuery
13 11 (26.83%) Visual Studio
14 10 (24.39%) WPF
15 9 (21.95%) Web Services
15 9 (21.95%) Scrum
16 8 (19.51%) XML
16 8 (19.51%) TDD
16 8 (19.51%) LINQ
17 7 (17.07%) OO
17 7 (17.07%) HTML5
18 6 (14.63%) Finance
18 6 (14.63%) Migration

.NET Software Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 3 (7.32%) CMS
1 3 (7.32%) Umbraco
1 3 (7.32%) Sitecore CMS
2 2 (4.88%) IIS
3 1 (2.44%) Node.js
3 1 (2.44%) Oracle SOA Suite
Business Applications
1 2 (4.88%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.88%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (4.88%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (4.88%) Office 365
2 1 (2.44%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.44%) Ethernet
1 1 (2.44%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (63.41%) SQL Server
2 5 (12.20%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (9.76%) NoSQL
4 3 (7.32%) Couchbase
4 3 (7.32%) MongoDB
4 3 (7.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (4.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (4.88%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (4.88%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (2.44%) MySQL
6 1 (2.44%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (2.44%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (2.44%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 12 (29.27%) Team Foundation Server
2 11 (26.83%) Visual Studio
3 6 (14.63%) NUnit
4 3 (7.32%) Subversion
4 3 (7.32%) QUnit
5 2 (4.88%) Git (software)
General
1 6 (14.63%) Finance
2 4 (9.76%) Telecoms
3 3 (7.32%) Publishing
3 3 (7.32%) Marketing
4 2 (4.88%) Electronics
4 2 (4.88%) Manufacturing
5 1 (2.44%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (100.00%) .NET
2 25 (60.98%) ASP.NET
3 21 (51.22%) .NET Framework
4 15 (36.59%) ASP.NET Web Forms
5 14 (34.15%) WinForms
5 14 (34.15%) CSS
6 13 (31.71%) HTML
6 13 (31.71%) WCF
7 11 (26.83%) jQuery
8 10 (24.39%) WPF
9 9 (21.95%) Web Services
10 8 (19.51%) XML
10 8 (19.51%) LINQ
11 7 (17.07%) HTML5
12 4 (9.76%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
12 4 (9.76%) REST
12 4 (9.76%) CSS3
12 4 (9.76%) SOAP
12 4 (9.76%) Backbone.js
12 4 (9.76%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 12 (29.27%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (4.88%) Social Media
2 2 (4.88%) Blackberry
2 2 (4.88%) DTV
3 1 (2.44%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 6 (14.63%) Windows
2 3 (7.32%) Android
2 3 (7.32%) Apple iOS
3 2 (4.88%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (97.56%) Software Engineering
2 23 (56.10%) MVC
3 16 (39.02%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (21.95%) Scrum
5 8 (19.51%) TDD
6 7 (17.07%) OO
7 6 (14.63%) Migration
8 4 (9.76%) Content Management
9 3 (7.32%) Android Development
10 2 (4.88%) iOS Development
10 2 (4.88%) DevOps
10 2 (4.88%) Complex Event Processing
10 2 (4.88%) Web Development
10 2 (4.88%) Digital Marketing
10 2 (4.88%) Continuous Integration
10 2 (4.88%) Multithreading
10 2 (4.88%) Automated Testing
10 2 (4.88%) Programme Management
10 2 (4.88%) OOP
10 2 (4.88%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 40 (97.56%) C#
2 20 (48.78%) SQL
3 14 (34.15%) JavaScript
4 3 (7.32%) VB.NET
5 2 (4.88%) Python
5 2 (4.88%) T-SQL
5 2 (4.88%) C++
5 2 (4.88%) Java
6 1 (2.44%) PHP
Qualifications
1 2 (4.88%) Degree
2 1 (2.44%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.44%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (2.44%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 13 (31.71%) Oracle
2 4 (9.76%) Sitecore
2 4 (9.76%) Microsoft
3 2 (4.88%) TIBCO
3 2 (4.88%) Metastorm
3 2 (4.88%) SAP
3 2 (4.88%) Ektron
3 2 (4.88%) StreamBase
4 1 (2.44%) DevExpress
4 1 (2.44%) Syncfusion
4 1 (2.44%) EPiServer
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