The table below looks at the statistics for .NET skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited .NET over the 3 months to 16 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft .NET (dotNet)
Rank 14 11 11
Rank change year-on-year
-3 0
Contract jobs citing .NET 4768 5229 5763
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 8.29% 9.90% 9.79%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 30.37% 34.30% 36.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 3112 3455 3557
Average daily rate
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£375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £265 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 92 138
Average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £18.00 £16.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £79.25 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £33.50
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
15699 15243 15940
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.31% 28.86% 27.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 10130 9794 9627
Average daily rate £375 £375 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 197 273 369
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £33.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +4.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.55 £17.50 £16.21
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £71.00 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +7.69%

.NET
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing .NET within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

.NET Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

.NET
Daily Rate Trend

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

.NET Daily Rate Trend in the UK

.NET
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing .NET within the UK over the 3 months to 16 September 2014.

.NET Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

.NET
Hourly Rate Trend

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

.NET Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

.NET
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing .NET within the UK over the 3 months to 16 September 2014.

.NET Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

.NET
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 within the UK over the 3 months to 16 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 -4 4347 £375 - 2442
London -2 1838 £425 - 692
South East -5 801 £363 -3.33% 406
City of London 0 483 £425 -5.55% 254
East of England -3 395 £363 -7.05% 205
North West -4 298 £325 +8.24% 306
Scotland +2 274 £350 +7.69% 129
South West -3 270 £330 +1.53% 232
Yorkshire +2 267 £325 +8.33% 251
West Midlands -5 243 £334 +11.25% 191
Berkshire +3 221 £413 +7.14% 65
West Yorkshire +3 190 £325 +6.55% 149
East Midlands -4 147 £315 +14.54% 110
Surrey 0 139 £375 +4.16% 79
Manchester -8 135 £325 +4.41% 142
Hampshire -13 134 £356 +1.78% 84
Leeds +5 127 £325 +5.26% 102
Buckinghamshire -10 111 £375 +2.73% 39
Glasgow +18 109 £375 +20.00% 66
Cambridgeshire 0 96 £319 -25.00% 74
Reading +6 92 £394 -1.56% 18
Edinburgh +5 88 £330 -2.22% 34
Cheshire +7 84 £323 +7.50% 78
Milton Keynes -8 83 £389 +3.66% 20
East Sussex +5 76 £298 -15.00% 32
Somerset -2 75 £333 -2.04% 32
Hertfordshire +2 70 £363 -12.38% 42
Bedfordshire -4 70 £400 +9.58% 29
Birmingham -8 69 £350 +16.66% 55
Wales 0 67 £363 +27.19% 36

.NET
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing .NET also 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 that cited .NET.

1 6524 (67.37%) C#
2 4562 (47.11%) ASP.NET
3 4189 (43.26%) SQL Server
4 3304 (34.12%) SQL
5 3137 (32.39%) JavaScript
6 3014 (31.12%) Agile Software Development
7 2947 (30.43%) HTML
8 2908 (30.03%) MVC
9 2461 (25.41%) Microsoft
10 2239 (23.12%) CSS
11 1728 (17.84%) .NET Framework
12 1704 (17.60%) jQuery
13 1702 (17.58%) WCF
14 1670 (17.24%) ASP.NET MVC
15 1485 (15.33%) Windows
16 1478 (15.26%) Finance
17 1463 (15.11%) TDD
18 1435 (14.82%) Web Services
19 1357 (14.01%) XML
20 1294 (13.36%) Visual Studio
21 1267 (13.08%) Oracle
22 1191 (12.30%) Scrum
23 1173 (12.11%) SharePoint
24 1151 (11.89%) Java
24 1151 (11.89%) SQL Server 2008
25 1026 (10.59%) HTML5
26 934 (9.64%) Team Foundation Server
27 878 (9.07%) VB.NET
28 854 (8.82%) OO
29 775 (8.00%) CRM

.NET
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing .NET also 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 that cited .NET. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1173 (12.11%) SharePoint
2 683 (7.05%) IIS
3 565 (5.83%) CMS
4 392 (4.05%) SharePoint 2010
5 366 (3.78%) BizTalk Server
6 348 (3.59%) SharePoint 2013
7 272 (2.81%) Umbraco
8 199 (2.05%) Sitecore CMS
9 156 (1.61%) Node.js
10 125 (1.29%) SharePoint Server
11 118 (1.22%) WebSphere
12 90 (0.93%) Tomcat
13 88 (0.91%) Apache
14 49 (0.51%) WebLogic
15 46 (0.48%) MS Exchange
16 45 (0.46%) Kentico
17 40 (0.41%) Lync
18 35 (0.36%) ArcGIS
19 33 (0.34%) Confluence
20 32 (0.33%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 754 (7.79%) MS Excel
2 197 (2.03%) MS Office
3 114 (1.18%) InfoPath
4 65 (0.67%) MS Project
5 64 (0.66%) Photoshop
6 41 (0.42%) MS Visio
7 35 (0.36%) MS PowerPoint
8 22 (0.23%) Spreadsheet
9 15 (0.15%) Adobe Illustrator
10 9 (0.093%) Fireworks
11 8 (0.083%) SPSS
12 6 (0.062%) PowerPivot
13 5 (0.052%) AutoCAD
14 3 (0.031%) Stata
14 3 (0.031%) ArcInfo
15 2 (0.021%) InDesign
15 2 (0.021%) FastStats
15 2 (0.021%) GIMP
16 1 (0.010%) Mingle
16 1 (0.010%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 470 (4.85%) Dynamics CRM
2 158 (1.63%) Dynamics AX
3 117 (1.21%) Oracle EBS
4 51 (0.53%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 31 (0.32%) Markit EDM
6 30 (0.31%) Oracle CRM
7 29 (0.30%) Magento
8 23 (0.24%) Dynamics NAV
9 18 (0.19%) Tridion
10 16 (0.17%) Oracle BPM
11 15 (0.15%) Oracle Applications
12 12 (0.12%) Google Analytics
13 10 (0.10%) WebTrends
13 10 (0.10%) BusinessWorks
14 9 (0.093%) Agresso
15 8 (0.083%) Endur
16 7 (0.072%) Remedy ITSM
17 6 (0.062%) Cognos Business Intelligence
18 5 (0.052%) Oracle Financials
18 5 (0.052%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 357 (3.69%) Microsoft Azure
2 101 (1.04%) SaaS
3 82 (0.85%) Office 365
4 79 (0.82%) Amazon AWS
5 64 (0.66%) PaaS
6 54 (0.56%) Cloud Computing
7 48 (0.50%) Amazon EC2
8 23 (0.24%) Force.com
9 17 (0.18%) GitHub
10 14 (0.14%) Google App Engine
11 13 (0.13%) Amazon S3
12 7 (0.072%) Amazon SQS
12 7 (0.072%) CloudFront
12 7 (0.072%) IaaS
13 6 (0.062%) Amazon ELB
14 3 (0.031%) IBM SmartCloud
15 2 (0.021%) Basecamp
15 2 (0.021%) SuccessFactors
15 2 (0.021%) Trello
16 1 (0.010%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 228 (2.35%) HTTP
2 189 (1.95%) TCP/IP
3 163 (1.68%) Internet
4 153 (1.58%) Intranet
5 114 (1.18%) DNS
6 90 (0.93%) SSL
7 83 (0.86%) LDAP
8 81 (0.84%) Firewall
9 67 (0.69%) SAN
10 66 (0.68%) FTP
11 62 (0.64%) HTTPS
12 41 (0.42%) Wireshark
13 40 (0.41%) DHCP
14 31 (0.32%) Extranet
15 24 (0.25%) VPN
15 24 (0.25%) IPsec
15 24 (0.25%) NAS
16 18 (0.19%) WAN
16 18 (0.19%) Wireless
17 17 (0.18%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4189 (43.26%) SQL Server
2 1151 (11.89%) SQL Server 2008
3 659 (6.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 571 (5.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 431 (4.45%) SQL Server 2012
6 420 (4.34%) SQL Server 2005
7 285 (2.94%) Relational Database
8 239 (2.47%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 233 (2.41%) Oracle Database
10 217 (2.24%) Data Warehouse
11 194 (2.00%) MySQL
12 126 (1.30%) NoSQL
13 121 (1.25%) Oracle Reports
14 106 (1.09%) SQL Server 2000
15 98 (1.01%) RDBMS
16 97 (1.00%) MongoDB
17 78 (0.81%) DTS
18 70 (0.72%) OLAP
18 70 (0.72%) Oracle Database 11g
19 68 (0.70%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 1294 (13.36%) Visual Studio
2 934 (9.64%) Team Foundation Server
3 351 (3.62%) NUnit
4 313 (3.23%) Git (software)
5 285 (2.94%) Subversion
6 283 (2.92%) TeamCity
7 266 (2.75%) Selenium
8 206 (2.13%) JIRA
9 182 (1.88%) SpecFlow
10 168 (1.73%) QuickTest Pro
11 127 (1.31%) Jenkins
12 116 (1.20%) MSBuild
12 116 (1.20%) Maven
13 114 (1.18%) MSTest
14 87 (0.90%) WebDriver
15 86 (0.89%) JUnit
15 86 (0.89%) Rhino Mocks
15 86 (0.89%) Cucumber
16 70 (0.72%) Moq
17 69 (0.71%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 1478 (15.26%) Finance
2 644 (6.65%) Banking
3 289 (2.98%) Front Office
4 269 (2.78%) Investment Banking
5 233 (2.41%) Marketing
6 224 (2.31%) Retail
7 177 (1.83%) Back Office
8 145 (1.50%) Advertising
9 143 (1.48%) Telecoms
10 113 (1.17%) Manufacturing
11 77 (0.80%) Legal
12 73 (0.75%) Publishing
13 57 (0.59%) Electronics
14 48 (0.50%) Law
15 47 (0.49%) Financial Institution
16 36 (0.37%) Games
17 27 (0.28%) Automotive
18 23 (0.24%) Pharmaceutical
19 22 (0.23%) Billing
20 18 (0.19%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 6591 (68.06%) Developer
2 3122 (32.24%) .NET Developer
3 1728 (17.84%) C# Developer
4 1177 (12.15%) C# .NET Developer
5 759 (7.84%) ASP.NET Developer
6 675 (6.97%) Analyst
7 578 (5.97%) Senior Developer
8 570 (5.89%) Web Developer
9 548 (5.66%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 543 (5.61%) Architect
11 449 (4.64%) SharePoint Developer
12 303 (3.13%) Senior .NET Developer
13 294 (3.04%) Consultant
14 293 (3.03%) Software Developer
15 287 (2.96%) SQL Developer
16 247 (2.55%) CRM Developer
17 232 (2.40%) Solutions Architect
18 225 (2.32%) Test Analyst
19 220 (2.27%) VB.NET Developer
20 197 (2.03%) Front-End Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4562 (47.11%) ASP.NET
2 2947 (30.43%) HTML
3 2239 (23.12%) CSS
4 1728 (17.84%) .NET Framework
5 1704 (17.60%) jQuery
6 1702 (17.58%) WCF
7 1670 (17.24%) ASP.NET MVC
8 1435 (14.82%) Web Services
9 1357 (14.01%) XML
10 1026 (10.59%) HTML5
11 770 (7.95%) WPF
12 720 (7.43%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
13 622 (6.42%) Ajax
14 571 (5.90%) CSS3
15 457 (4.72%) LINQ
16 421 (4.35%) ASP.NET MVC 4
17 412 (4.25%) ASP.NET Web Forms
18 410 (4.23%) REST
19 403 (4.16%) AngularJS
20 394 (4.07%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 416 (4.30%) Analytical Skills
2 229 (2.36%) Computer Science
3 214 (2.21%) User Experience
4 179 (1.85%) Mobile App
5 175 (1.81%) Open Source
6 162 (1.67%) N-Tier
7 146 (1.51%) Enterprise Software
8 110 (1.14%) Derivative
9 107 (1.10%) Fixed Income
10 106 (1.09%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 96 (0.99%) Inversion of Control
12 93 (0.96%) Client/Server
13 81 (0.84%) Management Information System
14 76 (0.78%) Clustering
15 72 (0.74%) NHS
16 64 (0.66%) GIS
17 62 (0.64%) Visualisation
18 61 (0.63%) Market Risk
19 60 (0.62%) Credit Risk
20 54 (0.56%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 1485 (15.33%) Windows
2 392 (4.05%) UNIX
3 352 (3.63%) Linux
4 273 (2.82%) Windows Server 2008
5 198 (2.04%) Windows Server 2003
6 138 (1.43%) Windows Server 2012
7 136 (1.40%) Apple iOS
8 119 (1.23%) Android
9 93 (0.96%) Windows XP
10 53 (0.55%) Windows 7
11 48 (0.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 46 (0.48%) Windows 2000
13 39 (0.40%) Windows 8
14 27 (0.28%) Windows Phone
15 25 (0.26%) Windows Mobile
16 19 (0.20%) Solaris
17 18 (0.19%) Windows CE
18 14 (0.14%) Windows NT
19 13 (0.13%) Windows Phone 8
20 9 (0.093%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 3014 (31.12%) Agile Software Development
2 2908 (30.03%) MVC
3 1463 (15.11%) TDD
4 1191 (12.30%) Scrum
5 854 (8.82%) OO
6 775 (8.00%) CRM
7 683 (7.05%) Web Development
8 611 (6.31%) Continuous Integration
9 601 (6.21%) Unit Testing
10 554 (5.72%) BDD
11 510 (5.27%) E-Commerce
12 437 (4.51%) SOA
13 418 (4.32%) Software Engineering
14 415 (4.29%) Workflow
15 356 (3.68%) Migration
16 344 (3.55%) Project Management
17 323 (3.34%) Business Intelligence
18 313 (3.23%) OOP
19 275 (2.84%) MVVM
20 268 (2.77%) UML
Programming Languages
1 6524 (67.37%) C#
2 3304 (34.12%) SQL
3 3137 (32.39%) JavaScript
4 1151 (11.89%) Java
5 878 (9.07%) VB.NET
6 752 (7.77%) T-SQL
7 502 (5.18%) VB
8 385 (3.98%) PowerShell
9 337 (3.48%) C++
10 306 (3.16%) PL/SQL
11 271 (2.80%) PHP
12 215 (2.22%) Python
13 182 (1.88%) Ruby
14 172 (1.78%) VBA
15 167 (1.72%) VBScript
16 158 (1.63%) Perl
17 156 (1.61%) C
18 151 (1.56%) VB6
19 100 (1.03%) XAML
20 55 (0.57%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 639 (6.60%) Security Cleared
2 515 (5.32%) Degree
3 505 (5.21%) SC Cleared
4 259 (2.67%) ISTQB
5 210 (2.17%) Microsoft Certification
6 140 (1.45%) DV Cleared
7 130 (1.34%) ISEB
8 122 (1.26%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 92 (0.95%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 78 (0.81%) MCITP
11 60 (0.62%) MCSE
12 46 (0.48%) Cisco Certification
13 44 (0.45%) MCTS
14 34 (0.35%) MCSD
15 20 (0.21%) CCNA
16 18 (0.19%) MCP
17 14 (0.14%) ITIL Certification
18 11 (0.11%) PMI Certification
18 11 (0.11%) MCPD
18 11 (0.11%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 401 (4.14%) QA
2 41 (0.42%) SLA
3 37 (0.38%) ISO 9001
4 28 (0.29%) HL7
5 17 (0.18%) PCI DSS
6 12 (0.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 11 (0.11%) Basel III
8 10 (0.10%) Data Quality
9 7 (0.072%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 7 (0.072%) EMIR
10 6 (0.062%) GPG13
11 5 (0.052%) Dodd-Frank
12 3 (0.031%) WCAG
12 3 (0.031%) ISO 9000
12 3 (0.031%) ISO 14001
13 2 (0.021%) WAI
13 2 (0.021%) CRD IV
14 1 (0.010%) COREP
14 1 (0.010%) FINREP
14 1 (0.010%) MiFID
System Software
1 217 (2.24%) Active Directory
2 48 (0.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 28 (0.29%) Hyper-V
4 23 (0.24%) Nmap
5 13 (0.13%) Xen
6 9 (0.093%) vCloud
7 7 (0.072%) Platform Symphony
8 6 (0.062%) vSphere
8 6 (0.062%) Microsoft App-V
9 5 (0.052%) NDS
9 5 (0.052%) ISA Server
9 5 (0.052%) VMware ESX
9 5 (0.052%) VMware ESXi
10 4 (0.041%) Oracle RAC
11 3 (0.031%) Terminal Server
11 3 (0.031%) UAG
11 3 (0.031%) Varnish
11 3 (0.031%) XenApp
11 3 (0.031%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 2 (0.021%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 137 (1.41%) HP Quality Center
2 66 (0.68%) Opscode Chef
3 64 (0.66%) Puppet
4 40 (0.41%) Control-M
5 29 (0.30%) SCCM
6 23 (0.24%) Nessus
6 23 (0.24%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 22 (0.23%) SCOM
8 13 (0.13%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 9 (0.093%) Nagios
10 8 (0.083%) WMI
10 8 (0.083%) BladeLogic
10 8 (0.083%) ITRS Geneos
10 8 (0.083%) Vagrant
11 7 (0.072%) SCOrch
12 5 (0.052%) WSUS
13 4 (0.041%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
13 4 (0.041%) Zenoss
13 4 (0.041%) Kibana
13 4 (0.041%) Opsview
Vendors
1 2461 (25.41%) Microsoft
2 1267 (13.08%) Oracle
3 304 (3.14%) HP
4 280 (2.89%) Sitecore
5 196 (2.02%) SAP
6 119 (1.23%) IBM
6 119 (1.23%) EPiServer
7 91 (0.94%) Salesforce.com
8 90 (0.93%) Sybase
9 87 (0.90%) JD Edwards
10 76 (0.78%) VMware
11 64 (0.66%) Business Objects
11 64 (0.66%) Cisco
12 62 (0.64%) TIBCO
13 59 (0.61%) Citrix
14 56 (0.58%) Telerik
14 56 (0.58%) Google
15 53 (0.55%) DevExpress
16 48 (0.50%) Red Gate
16 48 (0.50%) Adobe
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