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 5 May 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
5 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft .NET (dotNet)
Rank 16 15 10
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -5
Contract jobs citing .NET 4805 5025 4655
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 8.59% 9.21% 9.79%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 31.90% 33.35% 35.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 3276 3301 3005
Average daily rate
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£375 £350 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -5.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £262
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £518 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 65 103
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.70 £21.40 £15.31
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.08 £71.00 £44.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £34.50
% change year-on-year
- +1.44%

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
15064 15068 12977
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 26.94% 27.61% 27.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 9784 9859 8111
Average daily rate £388 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £265 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 189 216 364
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.61 £18.80 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £55.00 £44.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -

.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 5 May 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 5 May 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 5 May 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 -2 4409 £375 +3.44% 2689
London +2 1955 £425 +3.03% 837
South East -5 754 £350 -2.77% 487
City of London +4 540 £450 +5.88% 256
Yorkshire 0 317 £325 +8.33% 232
South West +2 305 £343 +5.38% 205
West Midlands +1 305 £370 +13.84% 183
North West -10 271 £350 +7.69% 333
East of England -4 267 £375 +3.44% 213
West Yorkshire -3 211 £325 +8.33% 138
Scotland -6 182 £328 +0.76% 77
East Midlands -3 176 £325 +8.33% 130
Berkshire -8 164 £363 -3.97% 85
Leeds -1 147 £325 +8.33% 86
Wales +5 128 £350 +7.69% 14
Manchester -8 123 £330 +1.53% 161
Buckinghamshire +10 119 £310 -4.61% 37
Hampshire -22 118 £375 +15.38% 87
South Wales +13 110 £350 - 10
Birmingham +1 99 £375 +15.38% 55
Surrey -11 99 £350 -9.67% 85
Somerset +13 93 £325 -1.51% 33
Cambridgeshire -7 91 £305 -9.62% 71
Reading 0 85 £400 +10.34% 40
Cheshire -3 84 £408 +16.42% 90
Milton Keynes +14 83 £325 - 17
Edinburgh +5 77 £325 -7.14% 28
Staffordshire +2 77 £375 +13.63% 22
West Sussex +6 76 £400 +33.33% 24
Bristol +2 65 £360 +10.76% 59

.NET
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 May 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 6102 (66.43%) C#
2 3794 (41.30%) SQL Server
3 3764 (40.98%) ASP.NET
4 3280 (35.71%) SQL
5 3073 (33.45%) Agile Software Development
6 2943 (32.04%) JavaScript
7 2576 (28.04%) HTML
8 2523 (27.47%) MVC
9 2426 (26.41%) Microsoft
10 2036 (22.16%) CSS
11 1761 (19.17%) .NET Framework
12 1619 (17.62%) jQuery
13 1482 (16.13%) WCF
14 1466 (15.96%) Finance
15 1448 (15.76%) Web Services
16 1404 (15.28%) TDD
17 1402 (15.26%) ASP.NET MVC
18 1328 (14.46%) Java
19 1272 (13.85%) Visual Studio
20 1258 (13.69%) Windows
21 1241 (13.51%) XML
22 1225 (13.34%) Scrum
23 1147 (12.49%) Oracle
24 896 (9.75%) HTML5
25 870 (9.47%) SharePoint
26 865 (9.42%) SQL Server 2008
27 862 (9.38%) OO
28 757 (8.24%) Entity Framework
29 741 (8.07%) VB.NET
30 737 (8.02%) T-SQL

.NET
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 May 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
1 870 (9.47%) SharePoint
2 709 (7.72%) IIS
3 604 (6.58%) CMS
4 332 (3.61%) BizTalk Server
5 274 (2.98%) Umbraco
6 253 (2.75%) SharePoint 2013
7 219 (2.38%) SharePoint 2010
8 205 (2.23%) Sitecore CMS
9 180 (1.96%) Node.js
10 130 (1.42%) Apache
11 112 (1.22%) WebSphere
12 100 (1.09%) Kentico
13 89 (0.97%) Tomcat
14 60 (0.65%) JBoss
15 55 (0.60%) Sitefinity
16 42 (0.46%) MS Exchange
17 38 (0.41%) MQSeries
17 38 (0.41%) Lync
18 36 (0.39%) SharePoint Server
19 34 (0.37%) Confluence
Applications
1 730 (7.95%) MS Excel
2 194 (2.11%) MS Office
3 87 (0.95%) MS Visio
4 70 (0.76%) MS PowerPoint
5 43 (0.47%) Photoshop
6 38 (0.41%) InfoPath
7 33 (0.36%) MS Project
8 30 (0.33%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 21 (0.23%) PowerPivot
10 16 (0.17%) Spreadsheet
11 10 (0.11%) Adobe Illustrator
12 6 (0.065%) Mingle
12 6 (0.065%) Fireworks
13 3 (0.033%) 3ds Max
13 3 (0.033%) InDesign
13 3 (0.033%) Adobe After Effects
14 1 (0.011%) FastStats
14 1 (0.011%) CATIA
14 1 (0.011%) Simulink
14 1 (0.011%) ArcInfo
Business Applications
1 425 (4.63%) Dynamics CRM
2 134 (1.46%) Dynamics AX
3 61 (0.66%) Oracle EBS
4 33 (0.36%) Markit EDM
5 26 (0.28%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 22 (0.24%) Dynamics NAV
7 20 (0.22%) Endur
8 18 (0.20%) Tridion
8 18 (0.20%) Oracle BPM
9 11 (0.12%) SmartPlant
10 10 (0.11%) Remedy ITSM
11 9 (0.098%) RMDS
11 9 (0.098%) Summit
12 8 (0.087%) ZaiNet
12 8 (0.087%) WebTrends
13 7 (0.076%) Oracle Retail
13 7 (0.076%) Magento
13 7 (0.076%) Adobe Campaign
14 5 (0.054%) Maximo
15 4 (0.044%) CODA-Financials
Cloud Services
1 356 (3.88%) Microsoft Azure
2 225 (2.45%) Amazon AWS
3 95 (1.03%) Office 365
4 79 (0.86%) Cloud Computing
5 69 (0.75%) SaaS
6 38 (0.41%) IaaS
7 37 (0.40%) Amazon EC2
8 27 (0.29%) Google Cloud Platform
9 24 (0.26%) Google App Engine
10 22 (0.24%) Google Analytics
11 18 (0.20%) GitHub
12 15 (0.16%) PaaS
13 12 (0.13%) Yammer
14 9 (0.098%) Adobe Analytics
15 4 (0.044%) Google Apps
15 4 (0.044%) Force.com
16 3 (0.033%) Amazon S3
16 3 (0.033%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 3 (0.033%) SuccessFactors
16 3 (0.033%) MailChimp
Communications & Networking
1 224 (2.44%) HTTP
2 164 (1.79%) Internet
3 113 (1.23%) Intranet
4 112 (1.22%) Firewall
5 98 (1.07%) TCP/IP
6 96 (1.05%) DNS
7 92 (1.00%) FTP
8 64 (0.70%) SAN
9 60 (0.65%) SSL
10 58 (0.63%) DHCP
10 58 (0.63%) LDAP
11 32 (0.35%) HTTPS
12 29 (0.32%) IPsec
13 24 (0.26%) VPN
14 19 (0.21%) NAS
15 16 (0.17%) WAN
16 14 (0.15%) DMZ
17 13 (0.14%) SMTP
17 13 (0.14%) Kerberos
17 13 (0.14%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3794 (41.30%) SQL Server
2 865 (9.42%) SQL Server 2008
3 655 (7.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 622 (6.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 449 (4.89%) SQL Server 2012
6 406 (4.42%) Oracle Database
7 288 (3.14%) SQL Server 2005
8 265 (2.88%) Relational Database
9 240 (2.61%) Data Warehouse
10 207 (2.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 170 (1.85%) MySQL
12 162 (1.76%) Oracle Database 11g
13 159 (1.73%) MongoDB
14 144 (1.57%) NoSQL
15 108 (1.18%) MS Access
16 106 (1.15%) SQL Server 2000
17 91 (0.99%) Oracle Database 10g
18 83 (0.90%) RDBMS
19 79 (0.86%) Oracle Reports
20 72 (0.78%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 1272 (13.85%) Visual Studio
2 729 (7.94%) Team Foundation Server
3 381 (4.15%) Subversion
4 343 (3.73%) Git (software)
5 328 (3.57%) NUnit
6 304 (3.31%) Selenium
7 253 (2.75%) JIRA
8 206 (2.24%) TeamCity
9 200 (2.18%) Jenkins
10 177 (1.93%) SpecFlow
11 99 (1.08%) Maven
12 97 (1.06%) MSBuild
12 97 (1.06%) Cucumber
13 95 (1.03%) MSTest
14 84 (0.91%) Moq
15 79 (0.86%) JUnit
15 79 (0.86%) QuickTest Pro
16 74 (0.81%) WebDriver
17 73 (0.79%) Rhino Mocks
18 65 (0.71%) ReSharper
General
1 1466 (15.96%) Finance
2 653 (7.11%) Banking
3 318 (3.46%) Investment Banking
4 274 (2.98%) Front Office
5 264 (2.87%) Retail
6 163 (1.77%) Back Office
7 160 (1.74%) Marketing
8 136 (1.48%) Telecoms
9 121 (1.32%) Manufacturing
10 92 (1.00%) Advertising
10 92 (1.00%) Publishing
11 79 (0.86%) Law
12 77 (0.84%) Legal
13 44 (0.48%) Games
14 37 (0.40%) Financial Institution
15 32 (0.35%) Electronics
16 25 (0.27%) Automotive
17 23 (0.25%) Billing
18 20 (0.22%) Pharmaceutical
19 19 (0.21%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 6076 (66.14%) Developer
2 2769 (30.14%) .NET Developer
3 1527 (16.62%) C# Developer
4 1003 (10.92%) C# .NET Developer
5 741 (8.07%) Analyst
6 694 (7.55%) Architect
7 553 (6.02%) Senior Developer
8 536 (5.83%) ASP.NET Developer
9 457 (4.97%) Web Developer
10 405 (4.41%) C# ASP.NET Developer
11 307 (3.34%) SQL Developer
12 294 (3.20%) SharePoint Developer
13 291 (3.17%) Software Developer
14 265 (2.88%) Solutions Architect
15 238 (2.59%) Senior .NET Developer
16 221 (2.41%) Consultant
17 209 (2.28%) Test Analyst
18 205 (2.23%) CRM Developer
19 168 (1.83%) Applications Developer
19 168 (1.83%) Dynamics CRM Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3764 (40.98%) ASP.NET
2 2576 (28.04%) HTML
3 2036 (22.16%) CSS
4 1761 (19.17%) .NET Framework
5 1619 (17.62%) jQuery
6 1482 (16.13%) WCF
7 1448 (15.76%) Web Services
8 1402 (15.26%) ASP.NET MVC
9 1241 (13.51%) XML
10 896 (9.75%) HTML5
11 757 (8.24%) Entity Framework
12 712 (7.75%) AngularJS
13 703 (7.65%) WPF
14 547 (5.95%) CSS3
15 483 (5.26%) ASP.NET Web API
16 467 (5.08%) Ajax
17 403 (4.39%) SOAP
18 400 (4.35%) REST
19 369 (4.02%) LINQ
20 331 (3.60%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 443 (4.82%) Analytical Skills
2 240 (2.61%) Computer Science
3 230 (2.50%) User Experience
4 228 (2.48%) Open Source
5 181 (1.97%) Derivative
6 161 (1.75%) N-Tier
7 160 (1.74%) Mobile App
8 147 (1.60%) Enterprise Software
9 123 (1.34%) Management Information System
10 119 (1.30%) Fixed Income
10 119 (1.30%) Client/Server
11 91 (0.99%) NHS
12 89 (0.97%) Visualisation
13 83 (0.90%) Inversion of Control
14 81 (0.88%) Data Structures
15 75 (0.82%) Hedge funds
16 69 (0.75%) Clustering
17 64 (0.70%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
18 56 (0.61%) W3C
19 54 (0.59%) Equity Derivative
Operating Systems
1 1258 (13.69%) Windows
2 428 (4.66%) Linux
3 321 (3.49%) UNIX
4 214 (2.33%) Windows Server 2008
5 148 (1.61%) Android
6 142 (1.55%) Apple iOS
7 118 (1.28%) Windows Server 2003
8 112 (1.22%) Windows Server 2012
9 66 (0.72%) Windows 7
10 50 (0.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 42 (0.46%) Solaris
12 40 (0.44%) Windows XP
13 34 (0.37%) Windows Mobile
13 34 (0.37%) Windows Phone
14 24 (0.26%) Ubuntu
15 23 (0.25%) Windows 8
16 17 (0.19%) Windows Vista
16 17 (0.19%) Windows CE
17 12 (0.13%) Windows 2000
18 11 (0.12%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 3073 (33.45%) Agile Software Development
2 2523 (27.47%) MVC
3 1404 (15.28%) TDD
4 1225 (13.34%) Scrum
5 862 (9.38%) OO
6 664 (7.23%) CRM
7 562 (6.12%) E-Commerce
8 557 (6.06%) SOA
8 557 (6.06%) Unit Testing
9 527 (5.74%) BDD
10 516 (5.62%) Continuous Integration
11 515 (5.61%) Web Development
12 392 (4.27%) Software Engineering
13 346 (3.77%) Business Intelligence
14 330 (3.59%) Project Management
15 324 (3.53%) Migration
16 309 (3.36%) ITIL
17 296 (3.22%) OOP
18 279 (3.04%) UML
19 260 (2.83%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 6102 (66.43%) C#
2 3280 (35.71%) SQL
3 2943 (32.04%) JavaScript
4 1328 (14.46%) Java
5 741 (8.07%) VB.NET
6 737 (8.02%) T-SQL
7 459 (5.00%) VB
8 400 (4.35%) C++
9 321 (3.49%) PowerShell
10 268 (2.92%) PL/SQL
11 242 (2.63%) VBA
11 242 (2.63%) Python
12 234 (2.55%) Ruby
13 196 (2.13%) PHP
14 170 (1.85%) VB6
15 120 (1.31%) C
16 118 (1.28%) VBScript
17 107 (1.16%) Perl
18 77 (0.84%) XAML
19 74 (0.81%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 549 (5.98%) Security Cleared
2 469 (5.11%) Degree
3 375 (4.08%) SC Cleared
4 180 (1.96%) Microsoft Certification
5 144 (1.57%) ISEB
6 125 (1.36%) ISTQB
7 113 (1.23%) DV Cleared
8 77 (0.84%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 63 (0.69%) MCITP
10 57 (0.62%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
11 47 (0.51%) Cisco Certification
12 24 (0.26%) ITIL Certification
13 21 (0.23%) CISSP
14 20 (0.22%) MCSD
14 20 (0.22%) MCSE
15 18 (0.20%) MCP
16 16 (0.17%) MCTS
16 16 (0.17%) MCPD
17 13 (0.14%) MCAD
18 11 (0.12%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 354 (3.85%) QA
2 41 (0.45%) SLA
3 30 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 25 (0.27%) ISO 9001
5 22 (0.24%) HL7
6 19 (0.21%) ISO 9000
7 10 (0.11%) Dodd-Frank
8 8 (0.087%) PCI DSS
9 7 (0.076%) Data Quality
10 6 (0.065%) EMIR
11 5 (0.054%) DICOM
11 5 (0.054%) GxP
12 4 (0.044%) WCAG
12 4 (0.044%) Solvency II
13 3 (0.033%) BS25999
13 3 (0.033%) COBIT
13 3 (0.033%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 3 (0.033%) ISO 14001
14 2 (0.022%) 21 CFR Part 11
14 2 (0.022%) CRD IV
System Software
1 189 (2.06%) Active Directory
2 102 (1.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 48 (0.52%) vSphere
4 37 (0.40%) Microsoft App-V
5 24 (0.26%) Xen
5 24 (0.26%) vCloud
6 20 (0.22%) Hyper-V
7 19 (0.21%) Firmware
8 18 (0.20%) ISA Server
9 13 (0.14%) XenApp
10 11 (0.12%) Samba
11 8 (0.087%) Terminal Services
11 8 (0.087%) Oracle RAC
11 8 (0.087%) VMware ESXi
12 7 (0.076%) VMware ESX
13 6 (0.065%) Veritas Cluster Server
14 5 (0.054%) Forefront TMG
14 5 (0.054%) Oracle Clusterware
15 4 (0.044%) VirtualBox
15 4 (0.044%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 118 (1.28%) Puppet
2 109 (1.19%) Opscode Chef
3 57 (0.62%) HP Quality Center
4 53 (0.58%) SCCM
5 28 (0.30%) ITRS Geneos
6 26 (0.28%) StatsD
7 23 (0.25%) SCOM
8 22 (0.24%) ZABBIX
9 21 (0.23%) BladeLogic
10 13 (0.14%) Vagrant
10 13 (0.14%) Control-M
11 11 (0.12%) Kibana
12 10 (0.11%) Nagios
13 9 (0.098%) WMI
14 8 (0.087%) CA Single Sign-On
14 8 (0.087%) Tivoli
15 7 (0.076%) Nessus
15 7 (0.076%) Nmap
15 7 (0.076%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
15 7 (0.076%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 2426 (26.41%) Microsoft
2 1147 (12.49%) Oracle
3 297 (3.23%) Sitecore
4 173 (1.88%) VMware
5 162 (1.76%) IBM
6 153 (1.67%) HP
7 140 (1.52%) SAP
8 115 (1.25%) EPiServer
9 109 (1.19%) Google
10 100 (1.09%) Citrix
11 96 (1.05%) Adobe
12 91 (0.99%) Salesforce.com
13 89 (0.97%) Sybase
14 88 (0.96%) Telerik
15 84 (0.91%) TIBCO
16 76 (0.83%) Cisco
17 70 (0.76%) Tableau
18 69 (0.75%) Twitter
18 69 (0.75%) Business Objects
19 61 (0.66%) JD Edwards
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