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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft .NET (dotNet)
Rank 15 14 10
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -4
Contract jobs citing .NET 4548 4677 4631
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 8.67% 9.31% 10.32%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 32.43% 34.49% 38.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 3105 2931 2950
Average daily rate
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£375 £373 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.67% +6.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 59 82 104
Average hourly rate £32.50 £34.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.41% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.75 £16.93 £16.22
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £52.30 £42.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £34.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-4.41% -2.85%

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
14022 13562 12160
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 26.72% 26.98% 27.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 9222 8450 7632
Average daily rate £388 £375 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £525 £541
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 191 260 303
Average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £16.87 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%

.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 27 February 2015.

.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 27 February 2015.

.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 27 February 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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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 -3 4193 £388 +3.33% 2701
London +2 1780 £425 - 719
South East -1 880 £375 +7.14% 487
City of London +6 498 £450 - 254
South West +2 317 £359 +2.50% 241
East of England 0 312 £375 +7.14% 186
North West -11 251 £325 - 377
Yorkshire -6 250 £325 +3.17% 213
West Midlands -2 229 £355 +1.42% 263
Scotland +1 197 £335 +11.66% 81
Hampshire -2 189 £365 +2.09% 96
Berkshire +1 180 £375 +1.35% 98
West Yorkshire -5 179 £325 +1.56% 131
Surrey 0 146 £381 +8.92% 88
East Midlands -7 129 £300 +4.43% 141
Manchester -7 126 £325 -7.14% 209
Buckinghamshire +1 123 £375 -6.25% 51
Leeds -3 123 £325 +1.56% 72
Cambridgeshire -1 121 £375 +3.44% 61
Glasgow +3 89 £330 +10.00% 33
Reading 0 89 £388 +10.71% 42
Somerset +4 86 £375 +4.16% 28
Edinburgh +4 80 £350 - 37
Milton Keynes -4 80 £388 -3.12% 30
East Sussex +3 73 £325 +8.33% 31
Wales +4 68 £290 -10.76% 40
Hertfordshire +1 68 £375 +7.14% 35
Birmingham +1 68 £375 +7.14% 68
Cheshire -9 67 £300 -7.69% 97
Kent 0 65 £335 +16.52% 25

.NET
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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 6124 (66.89%) C#
2 3763 (41.10%) ASP.NET
3 3666 (40.04%) SQL Server
4 3227 (35.25%) SQL
5 2974 (32.48%) Agile Software Development
6 2954 (32.27%) JavaScript
7 2629 (28.72%) HTML
8 2488 (27.18%) MVC
9 2435 (26.60%) Microsoft
10 2134 (23.31%) CSS
11 1666 (18.20%) .NET Framework
12 1650 (18.02%) jQuery
13 1500 (16.38%) Finance
14 1477 (16.13%) WCF
15 1452 (15.86%) TDD
16 1436 (15.69%) ASP.NET MVC
17 1417 (15.48%) Web Services
18 1254 (13.70%) Java
19 1222 (13.35%) Windows
20 1221 (13.34%) Oracle
21 1195 (13.05%) Visual Studio
22 1188 (12.98%) XML
23 1166 (12.74%) Scrum
24 935 (10.21%) SharePoint
25 905 (9.89%) HTML5
26 903 (9.86%) OO
27 873 (9.54%) SQL Server 2008
28 798 (8.72%) Team Foundation Server
29 735 (8.03%) MS Excel
30 732 (8.00%) T-SQL

.NET
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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
1 935 (10.21%) SharePoint
2 611 (6.67%) IIS
3 553 (6.04%) CMS
4 331 (3.62%) BizTalk Server
5 303 (3.31%) SharePoint 2013
6 287 (3.13%) SharePoint 2010
7 231 (2.52%) Umbraco
8 188 (2.05%) Sitecore CMS
9 133 (1.45%) Node.js
10 127 (1.39%) Apache
11 113 (1.23%) WebSphere
12 89 (0.97%) Kentico
13 81 (0.88%) Tomcat
14 60 (0.66%) SharePoint Server
15 56 (0.61%) Lync
16 43 (0.47%) WebLogic
17 38 (0.42%) JBoss
18 37 (0.40%) MS Exchange
18 37 (0.40%) Sitefinity
19 35 (0.38%) MQSeries
Applications
1 735 (8.03%) MS Excel
2 190 (2.08%) MS Office
3 92 (1.00%) MS Visio
4 67 (0.73%) MS PowerPoint
5 48 (0.52%) MS Project
6 41 (0.45%) InfoPath
6 41 (0.45%) Spreadsheet
7 37 (0.40%) Photoshop
8 33 (0.36%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 14 (0.15%) PowerPivot
10 13 (0.14%) Adobe Illustrator
11 9 (0.098%) Mingle
12 7 (0.076%) ArcInfo
13 4 (0.044%) 3ds Max
14 3 (0.033%) SPSS
15 2 (0.022%) Fireworks
15 2 (0.022%) InDesign
15 2 (0.022%) DOC1
15 2 (0.022%) Adobe After Effects
16 1 (0.011%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 503 (5.49%) Dynamics CRM
2 145 (1.58%) Dynamics AX
3 87 (0.95%) Oracle EBS
4 30 (0.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 28 (0.31%) Markit EDM
6 18 (0.20%) Endur
7 15 (0.16%) Dynamics NAV
8 12 (0.13%) Oracle BPM
8 12 (0.13%) Tridion
9 11 (0.12%) CODA-Financials
9 11 (0.12%) SmartPlant
10 8 (0.087%) ZaiNet
10 8 (0.087%) Remedy ITSM
11 7 (0.076%) RMDS
11 7 (0.076%) Oracle Retail
12 6 (0.066%) Advent Portfolio Exchange
12 6 (0.066%) Google Analytics
13 5 (0.055%) Cognos Business Intelligence
14 4 (0.044%) ION MarketView
14 4 (0.044%) IntelliMatch
Cloud Services
1 379 (4.14%) Microsoft Azure
2 75 (0.82%) Amazon AWS
3 70 (0.76%) SaaS
4 65 (0.71%) Cloud Computing
5 60 (0.66%) Office 365
6 29 (0.32%) PaaS
7 22 (0.24%) Amazon EC2
8 14 (0.15%) GitHub
9 11 (0.12%) Force.com
9 11 (0.12%) Yammer
10 8 (0.087%) Google Cloud Platform
11 7 (0.076%) Google App Engine
12 5 (0.055%) IaaS
12 5 (0.055%) Amazon S3
13 3 (0.033%) Amazon SQS
13 3 (0.033%) SoftLayer
14 2 (0.022%) SuccessFactors
14 2 (0.022%) MailChimp
14 2 (0.022%) Heroku
15 1 (0.011%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 213 (2.33%) HTTP
2 146 (1.59%) Internet
3 126 (1.38%) Intranet
4 123 (1.34%) TCP/IP
5 89 (0.97%) DNS
6 84 (0.92%) Firewall
7 76 (0.83%) SAN
8 70 (0.76%) FTP
9 64 (0.70%) SSL
10 45 (0.49%) DHCP
11 39 (0.43%) LDAP
12 35 (0.38%) HTTPS
13 26 (0.28%) VPN
14 22 (0.24%) Wireshark
15 18 (0.20%) NAS
15 18 (0.20%) AMQP
16 15 (0.16%) Extranet
17 14 (0.15%) WAN
18 12 (0.13%) SMTP
18 12 (0.13%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3666 (40.04%) SQL Server
2 873 (9.54%) SQL Server 2008
3 610 (6.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 561 (6.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 397 (4.34%) Oracle Database
6 381 (4.16%) SQL Server 2012
7 293 (3.20%) SQL Server 2005
8 284 (3.10%) Relational Database
9 223 (2.44%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 177 (1.93%) MySQL
11 173 (1.89%) Data Warehouse
12 135 (1.47%) Oracle Database 11g
13 124 (1.35%) NoSQL
14 108 (1.18%) MS Access
15 101 (1.10%) MongoDB
16 97 (1.06%) Oracle Reports
17 84 (0.92%) SQL Server 2000
18 83 (0.91%) RDBMS
19 81 (0.88%) Oracle Database 10g
20 63 (0.69%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 1195 (13.05%) Visual Studio
2 798 (8.72%) Team Foundation Server
3 397 (4.34%) NUnit
4 373 (4.07%) Subversion
5 303 (3.31%) Git (software)
6 287 (3.13%) Selenium
7 222 (2.42%) JIRA
8 186 (2.03%) Jenkins
9 180 (1.97%) SpecFlow
10 176 (1.92%) TeamCity
11 114 (1.25%) MSTest
12 105 (1.15%) Moq
13 101 (1.10%) QuickTest Pro
14 96 (1.05%) Rhino Mocks
15 94 (1.03%) Maven
16 88 (0.96%) Cucumber
17 85 (0.93%) JUnit
18 78 (0.85%) MSBuild
19 76 (0.83%) WebDriver
20 65 (0.71%) ReSharper
General
1 1500 (16.38%) Finance
2 606 (6.62%) Banking
3 292 (3.19%) Front Office
4 282 (3.08%) Investment Banking
5 258 (2.82%) Retail
6 171 (1.87%) Marketing
7 147 (1.61%) Telecoms
8 140 (1.53%) Back Office
9 119 (1.30%) Advertising
10 103 (1.13%) Manufacturing
11 97 (1.06%) Publishing
12 69 (0.75%) Legal
13 53 (0.58%) Games
14 45 (0.49%) Law
14 45 (0.49%) Financial Institution
15 37 (0.40%) Electronics
16 26 (0.28%) Billing
17 21 (0.23%) Retail Banking
17 21 (0.23%) Pharmaceutical
18 16 (0.17%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 6183 (67.54%) Developer
2 2817 (30.77%) .NET Developer
3 1558 (17.02%) C# Developer
4 1015 (11.09%) C# .NET Developer
5 672 (7.34%) Architect
6 670 (7.32%) Analyst
7 616 (6.73%) Senior Developer
8 559 (6.11%) ASP.NET Developer
9 438 (4.78%) Web Developer
10 418 (4.57%) C# ASP.NET Developer
11 329 (3.59%) SharePoint Developer
12 286 (3.12%) SQL Developer
13 283 (3.09%) Software Developer
14 260 (2.84%) Senior .NET Developer
15 254 (2.77%) Consultant
16 246 (2.69%) Solutions Architect
17 237 (2.59%) CRM Developer
18 211 (2.30%) Test Analyst
19 184 (2.01%) Dynamics CRM Developer
20 160 (1.75%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3763 (41.10%) ASP.NET
2 2629 (28.72%) HTML
3 2134 (23.31%) CSS
4 1666 (18.20%) .NET Framework
5 1650 (18.02%) jQuery
6 1477 (16.13%) WCF
7 1436 (15.69%) ASP.NET MVC
8 1417 (15.48%) Web Services
9 1188 (12.98%) XML
10 905 (9.89%) HTML5
11 732 (8.00%) WPF
12 714 (7.80%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
13 589 (6.43%) AngularJS
14 565 (6.17%) CSS3
15 517 (5.65%) Ajax
16 414 (4.52%) ASP.NET Web API
17 397 (4.34%) REST
18 334 (3.65%) WinForms
19 324 (3.54%) SOAP
20 323 (3.53%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 469 (5.12%) Analytical Skills
2 269 (2.94%) Computer Science
3 250 (2.73%) Open Source
4 215 (2.35%) User Experience
5 184 (2.01%) Mobile App
6 147 (1.61%) Derivative
7 126 (1.38%) N-Tier
8 124 (1.35%) Enterprise Software
9 119 (1.30%) Fixed Income
10 111 (1.21%) Inversion of Control
11 110 (1.20%) Management Information System
12 104 (1.14%) NHS
13 93 (1.02%) Clustering
14 83 (0.91%) Client/Server
14 83 (0.91%) Data Structures
15 74 (0.81%) Mathematics
16 70 (0.76%) Visualisation
17 62 (0.68%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
18 60 (0.66%) Market Risk
19 57 (0.62%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 1222 (13.35%) Windows
2 394 (4.30%) Linux
3 331 (3.62%) UNIX
4 200 (2.18%) Windows Server 2008
5 172 (1.88%) Android
6 166 (1.81%) Apple iOS
7 105 (1.15%) Windows Server 2003
8 75 (0.82%) Windows Server 2012
9 68 (0.74%) Windows 7
10 59 (0.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 48 (0.52%) Windows XP
12 38 (0.42%) Windows Mobile
12 38 (0.42%) Windows Phone
13 37 (0.40%) Solaris
14 20 (0.22%) Windows 8
15 17 (0.19%) Windows Vista
16 16 (0.17%) Ubuntu
17 15 (0.16%) AIX
18 13 (0.14%) Windows NT
19 12 (0.13%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 2974 (32.48%) Agile Software Development
2 2488 (27.18%) MVC
3 1452 (15.86%) TDD
4 1166 (12.74%) Scrum
5 903 (9.86%) OO
6 726 (7.93%) CRM
7 576 (6.29%) SOA
8 575 (6.28%) E-Commerce
9 538 (5.88%) BDD
10 525 (5.73%) Continuous Integration
11 494 (5.40%) Web Development
12 438 (4.78%) Unit Testing
13 384 (4.19%) Software Engineering
14 345 (3.77%) Project Management
15 343 (3.75%) Migration
16 315 (3.44%) Business Intelligence
17 290 (3.17%) Workflow
18 287 (3.13%) OOP
19 244 (2.67%) Multithreading
20 240 (2.62%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 6124 (66.89%) C#
2 3227 (35.25%) SQL
3 2954 (32.27%) JavaScript
4 1254 (13.70%) Java
5 732 (8.00%) T-SQL
6 712 (7.78%) VB.NET
7 399 (4.36%) C++
8 365 (3.99%) VB
9 286 (3.12%) PL/SQL
10 273 (2.98%) PowerShell
11 255 (2.79%) VBA
12 221 (2.41%) Ruby
13 198 (2.16%) PHP
14 185 (2.02%) Python
15 145 (1.58%) VB6
16 143 (1.56%) VBScript
17 141 (1.54%) C
18 107 (1.17%) Perl
19 82 (0.90%) XAML
20 69 (0.75%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 580 (6.34%) Security Cleared
2 456 (4.98%) Degree
3 401 (4.38%) SC Cleared
4 162 (1.77%) Microsoft Certification
5 155 (1.69%) ISTQB
6 137 (1.50%) VCP4
7 127 (1.39%) ISEB
8 114 (1.25%) DV Cleared
9 81 (0.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 62 (0.68%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
11 52 (0.57%) MCITP
12 37 (0.40%) Cisco Certification
13 24 (0.26%) ITIL Certification
13 24 (0.26%) MCTS
14 17 (0.19%) MCP
15 16 (0.17%) MCSE
16 10 (0.11%) CCNA
16 10 (0.11%) MCPD
17 9 (0.098%) BC Cleared
17 9 (0.098%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 335 (3.66%) QA
2 34 (0.37%) SLA
3 32 (0.35%) ISO 9001
4 20 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 20 (0.22%) PCI DSS
5 17 (0.19%) HL7
6 15 (0.16%) ISO 9000
7 6 (0.066%) COBIT
7 6 (0.066%) WCAG
7 6 (0.066%) Dodd-Frank
8 5 (0.055%) Solvency II
8 5 (0.055%) Data Quality
8 5 (0.055%) WAI
9 4 (0.044%) GxP
9 4 (0.044%) DICOM
10 3 (0.033%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 2 (0.022%) ISO 14001
11 2 (0.022%) 21 CFR Part 11
11 2 (0.022%) EMIR
12 1 (0.011%) CRD IV
System Software
1 216 (2.36%) Active Directory
2 68 (0.74%) VMware Infrastructure
3 40 (0.44%) Hyper-V
4 38 (0.42%) vSphere
5 19 (0.21%) vCloud
6 17 (0.19%) Microsoft App-V
7 15 (0.16%) Firmware
8 11 (0.12%) Nmap
8 11 (0.12%) XenApp
9 10 (0.11%) Xen
9 10 (0.11%) ISA Server
10 9 (0.098%) Samba
11 8 (0.087%) Platform Symphony
11 8 (0.087%) Oracle RAC
12 7 (0.076%) VMware ESX
13 6 (0.066%) VMware ESXi
14 5 (0.055%) Forefront TMG
15 4 (0.044%) VirtualBox
15 4 (0.044%) Oracle RMAN
15 4 (0.044%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 88 (0.96%) HP Quality Center
2 85 (0.93%) Puppet
3 56 (0.61%) Opscode Chef
4 43 (0.47%) SCCM
5 25 (0.27%) SCOM
6 16 (0.17%) ZABBIX
7 14 (0.15%) ITRS Geneos
8 13 (0.14%) Control-M
9 12 (0.13%) Kibana
10 11 (0.12%) Nagios
10 11 (0.12%) Nessus
11 10 (0.11%) BladeLogic
12 8 (0.087%) logstash
13 7 (0.076%) SCOrch
13 7 (0.076%) WMI
14 6 (0.066%) Data Guard
15 5 (0.055%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
15 5 (0.055%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
16 4 (0.044%) HP Operations Orchestration
16 4 (0.044%) Oracle Identity Manager
Vendors
1 2435 (26.60%) Microsoft
2 1221 (13.34%) Oracle
3 280 (3.06%) Sitecore
4 164 (1.79%) HP
5 160 (1.75%) SAP
6 132 (1.44%) IBM
7 119 (1.30%) VMware
8 107 (1.17%) Salesforce.com
9 93 (1.02%) Telerik
10 91 (0.99%) TIBCO
11 89 (0.97%) Sybase
12 88 (0.96%) Adobe
13 86 (0.94%) EPiServer
14 81 (0.88%) Google
15 78 (0.85%) Citrix
16 63 (0.69%) Red Hat
17 61 (0.67%) Xamarin
18 57 (0.62%) JD Edwards
18 57 (0.62%) Cisco
18 57 (0.62%) DevExpress
Watford, Hertfordshire
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £1 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £700 per day
Posted: Yesterday
East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
Brentwood, Essex
Cooper Lomaz Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
London
Circle Recruitment
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £417 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Leicester, Leicestershire
Uniting Ambition
Rate: Market related
Posted: Yesterday
Crawley, West Sussex
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
UK
X4 Group
Rate: £300 - 330 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Berkshire
X4 Group
Rate: £30 - 35 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
London
TEKsystems
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Roc Search
Posted: Yesterday
Devon
Tank Recruitment
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £200 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Leicestershire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £275 - £325 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Stafford, Staffordshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Rate: Market rate
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Robert Walters
Rate: market rate
Posted: 2 days ago