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 31 July 2015 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
.NET Software Engineer
Rank 600 590 545
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -45
Contract jobs requiring a .NET Software Engineer 20 21 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.035% 0.038% 0.067%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.038% 0.042% 0.072%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 18 20
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£338 £325 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.84% -18.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £325 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £450 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £400
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -18.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 6
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
52581 50525 47327
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.47% 92.45% 92.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 33383 30630 27733
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1941 1999 2141
Average hourly rate £17.00 £16.56 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.65% -5.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £37.80 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -2.94%

.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 31 July 2015.

.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 23 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 31 July 2015. 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 -27 18 £338 +3.84% 19
South East - 10 £338 - 3
Kent - 6 £338 -
South West - 5 £300 - 5
Maidstone - 3 £350 -
Scotland -9 2 £313 -10.71%
Burton-upon-Trent - 2 £300 -
Gloucester - 2 £333 -
East Sussex - 2 - - 1
West Midlands - 2 £300 - 1
Gloucestershire - 2 £333 - 1
Somerset - 2 £225 -
Staffordshire - 2 £300 -
Cambridgeshire +1 1 - - 1
East of England 0 1 - - 3
Cambridge -7 1 - - 1
Edinburgh -8 1 £350 -
Glasgow - 1 £275 -
Lewes - 1 - -
Milton Keynes - 1 £325 -
Buckinghamshire - 1 £325 -
Oxfordshire - 1 £390 - 2
Bristol - 1 £300 - 1

.NET Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 36 (100.00%) .NET
2 35 (97.22%) Software Engineering
2 35 (97.22%) C#
3 24 (66.67%) SQL Server
4 23 (63.89%) ASP.NET
5 18 (50.00%) MVC
6 17 (47.22%) TDD
7 16 (44.44%) JavaScript
7 16 (44.44%) .NET Framework
7 16 (44.44%) Entity Framework
8 15 (41.67%) SQL
8 15 (41.67%) CSS
9 13 (36.11%) Visual Studio
9 13 (36.11%) HTML
10 12 (33.33%) WPF
11 11 (30.56%) WCF
12 9 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
12 9 (25.00%) WinForms
12 9 (25.00%) HTML5
13 8 (22.22%) AngularJS
13 8 (22.22%) jQuery
13 8 (22.22%) OO
14 7 (19.44%) XML
14 7 (19.44%) SQL Server 2008
14 7 (19.44%) ReSharper
14 7 (19.44%) Relational Database
14 7 (19.44%) CSS3
15 6 (16.67%) Razor View Engine
15 6 (16.67%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 6 (16.67%) TeamCity

.NET Software Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 2 (5.56%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.78%) SharePoint 2013
2 1 (2.78%) JBoss
2 1 (2.78%) Apache
2 1 (2.78%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (5.56%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.78%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.78%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (66.67%) SQL Server
2 7 (19.44%) SQL Server 2008
2 7 (19.44%) Relational Database
3 3 (8.33%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (8.33%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (2.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (2.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (2.78%) MySQL
4 1 (2.78%) RavenDB
Development Applications
1 13 (36.11%) Visual Studio
2 7 (19.44%) ReSharper
3 6 (16.67%) TeamCity
4 1 (2.78%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (2.78%) WatiN
4 1 (2.78%) Moq
4 1 (2.78%) SoapUI
4 1 (2.78%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 2 (5.56%) Finance
2 1 (2.78%) Banking
2 1 (2.78%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (100.00%) .NET
2 23 (63.89%) ASP.NET
3 16 (44.44%) .NET Framework
3 16 (44.44%) Entity Framework
4 15 (41.67%) CSS
5 13 (36.11%) HTML
6 12 (33.33%) WPF
7 11 (30.56%) WCF
8 9 (25.00%) WinForms
8 9 (25.00%) HTML5
9 8 (22.22%) jQuery
9 8 (22.22%) AngularJS
10 7 (19.44%) CSS3
10 7 (19.44%) XML
11 6 (16.67%) Razor View Engine
11 6 (16.67%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 6 (16.67%) LINQ
12 5 (13.89%) ASP.NET MVC
13 3 (8.33%) Web Services
14 2 (5.56%) NHibernate
Miscellaneous
1 1 (2.78%) EPoS
1 1 (2.78%) Fixed Income
1 1 (2.78%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 6 (16.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (97.22%) Software Engineering
2 18 (50.00%) MVC
3 17 (47.22%) TDD
4 9 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (22.22%) OO
6 5 (13.89%) Unit Testing
7 4 (11.11%) Multithreading
7 4 (11.11%) MVVM
8 3 (8.33%) Waterfall
8 3 (8.33%) CRM
8 3 (8.33%) E-Commerce
8 3 (8.33%) Scrum
9 2 (5.56%) OOP
9 2 (5.56%) Business Analysis
9 2 (5.56%) BDD
9 2 (5.56%) Time Management
9 2 (5.56%) SDLC
10 1 (2.78%) API Development
10 1 (2.78%) Dependency Injection
10 1 (2.78%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 35 (97.22%) C#
2 16 (44.44%) JavaScript
3 15 (41.67%) SQL
4 6 (16.67%) T-SQL
4 6 (16.67%) VBScript
5 3 (8.33%) VB.NET
6 2 (5.56%) Java
7 1 (2.78%) XAML
7 1 (2.78%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (2.78%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.78%) QA
Vendors
1 6 (16.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.78%) Rackspace