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 2 June 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
2 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft .NET (dotNet)
Rank 16 15 12
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -3
Contract jobs citing .NET 4476 4693 4318
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 8.35% 8.97% 9.41%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 31.00% 32.49% 34.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 3139 3083 2834
Average daily rate
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£375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £265 £254
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £501 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £335 £325
% change year-on-year
+0.74% +3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 55 98
Average hourly rate £40.00 £32.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -8.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.19 £20.40 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £59.50 £52.95
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £32.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -8.57%

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
14441 14444 12535
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 26.95% 27.62% 27.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 9593 9514 7875
Average daily rate £385 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £266 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 190 186 355
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £17.80 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £55.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -

.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 2 June 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 2 June 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 2 June 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 4076 £375 - 2798
London +1 1848 £425 +3.03% 859
South East -7 661 £350 -6.66% 468
City of London +5 516 £450 - 289
Yorkshire +2 331 £325 +8.33% 249
South West +1 293 £325 - 240
West Midlands -3 244 £364 +11.92% 204
East of England -6 241 £370 -1.23% 197
North West -12 240 £350 +6.06% 360
West Yorkshire 0 236 £325 +4.83% 148
Leeds +3 170 £325 +7.43% 85
Scotland -6 164 £328 -6.42% 86
East Midlands -6 158 £310 +3.33% 143
Wales +13 149 £350 +12.00% 27
South Wales +22 122 £350 +5.26% 18
Manchester -6 106 £338 +3.84% 185
Berkshire -28 104 £375 -3.84% 90
Surrey -6 103 £373 -3.87% 89
Hampshire -21 103 £350 +7.69% 99
Cambridgeshire -7 95 £313 -10.96% 50
Buckinghamshire +5 94 £313 -10.71% 47
Birmingham -3 86 £375 +15.38% 63
Somerset +5 81 £328 +2.50% 47
Cheshire +1 79 £475 +26.66% 88
Edinburgh +4 78 £325 -15.03% 37
Bristol +5 73 £314 -1.18% 76
West Sussex +10 72 £380 +32.17% 16
Milton Keynes +8 70 £325 -10.95% 29
Newport +9 69 £365 +8.14% 5
Oxfordshire -4 68 £400 +14.28% 59

.NET
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 June 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 5977 (66.40%) C#
2 3753 (41.69%) SQL Server
3 3744 (41.59%) ASP.NET
4 3159 (35.09%) SQL
5 3096 (34.39%) Agile Software Development
6 2909 (32.32%) JavaScript
7 2584 (28.70%) MVC
8 2523 (28.03%) HTML
9 2342 (26.02%) Microsoft
10 1969 (21.87%) CSS
11 1787 (19.85%) .NET Framework
12 1582 (17.57%) jQuery
13 1447 (16.07%) Finance
14 1443 (16.03%) ASP.NET MVC
15 1437 (15.96%) TDD
16 1394 (15.49%) WCF
17 1390 (15.44%) Web Services
18 1255 (13.94%) Java
19 1242 (13.80%) Scrum
20 1232 (13.69%) Windows
21 1200 (13.33%) Visual Studio
22 1179 (13.10%) XML
23 1142 (12.69%) Oracle
24 889 (9.88%) HTML5
25 819 (9.10%) OO
26 818 (9.09%) SharePoint
27 790 (8.78%) Entity Framework
28 784 (8.71%) SQL Server 2008
29 774 (8.60%) AngularJS
30 731 (8.12%) Team Foundation Server

.NET
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 June 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
1 818 (9.09%) SharePoint
2 675 (7.50%) IIS
3 581 (6.45%) CMS
4 326 (3.62%) BizTalk Server
5 272 (3.02%) Umbraco
6 241 (2.68%) SharePoint 2013
7 191 (2.12%) Sitecore CMS
8 184 (2.04%) SharePoint 2010
9 173 (1.92%) Node.js
10 132 (1.47%) Apache
11 116 (1.29%) WebSphere
12 108 (1.20%) Tomcat
13 98 (1.09%) Kentico
14 65 (0.72%) JBoss
15 50 (0.56%) Sitefinity
16 41 (0.46%) MQSeries
17 40 (0.44%) MS Exchange
18 37 (0.41%) Lync
19 35 (0.39%) SharePoint Server
20 33 (0.37%) WebLogic
Applications
1 679 (7.54%) MS Excel
2 192 (2.13%) MS Office
3 77 (0.86%) MS Visio
4 62 (0.69%) MS PowerPoint
5 44 (0.49%) Photoshop
6 37 (0.41%) InfoPath
7 36 (0.40%) MS Project
8 22 (0.24%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 19 (0.21%) PowerPivot
10 18 (0.20%) Spreadsheet
11 9 (0.100%) Adobe Illustrator
12 6 (0.067%) Mingle
12 6 (0.067%) Fireworks
13 3 (0.033%) InDesign
13 3 (0.033%) 3ds Max
13 3 (0.033%) Adobe After Effects
14 1 (0.011%) Simulink
14 1 (0.011%) CATIA
14 1 (0.011%) FastStats
Business Applications
1 371 (4.12%) Dynamics CRM
2 123 (1.37%) Dynamics AX
3 47 (0.52%) Oracle EBS
4 28 (0.31%) Markit EDM
5 26 (0.29%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 21 (0.23%) Endur
7 19 (0.21%) Dynamics NAV
8 15 (0.17%) Tridion
9 13 (0.14%) Oracle BPM
10 12 (0.13%) Adobe Campaign
11 11 (0.12%) SmartPlant
12 10 (0.11%) WebTrends
13 9 (0.100%) Maximo
13 9 (0.100%) RMDS
14 7 (0.078%) Summit
14 7 (0.078%) Magento
14 7 (0.078%) Remedy ITSM
14 7 (0.078%) Oracle Retail
15 4 (0.044%) Aligne
15 4 (0.044%) ZaiNet
Cloud Services
1 342 (3.80%) Microsoft Azure
2 219 (2.43%) Amazon AWS
3 95 (1.06%) Office 365
4 94 (1.04%) Cloud Computing
5 62 (0.69%) SaaS
6 41 (0.46%) Amazon EC2
7 39 (0.43%) IaaS
8 31 (0.34%) Google Cloud Platform
9 27 (0.30%) Google App Engine
10 23 (0.26%) Google Analytics
11 20 (0.22%) GitHub
12 12 (0.13%) Adobe Analytics
13 10 (0.11%) PaaS
14 9 (0.100%) Yammer
15 5 (0.056%) Force.com
15 5 (0.056%) Google Apps
16 4 (0.044%) SuccessFactors
17 3 (0.033%) Virtual Private Cloud
17 3 (0.033%) MailChimp
17 3 (0.033%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 225 (2.50%) HTTP
2 160 (1.78%) Internet
3 113 (1.26%) Firewall
4 104 (1.16%) Intranet
5 92 (1.02%) TCP/IP
6 85 (0.94%) DNS
7 81 (0.90%) FTP
8 62 (0.69%) LDAP
9 60 (0.67%) SSL
10 54 (0.60%) SAN
11 53 (0.59%) DHCP
12 31 (0.34%) IPsec
13 30 (0.33%) HTTPS
14 22 (0.24%) Unified Communications
15 20 (0.22%) VPN
16 17 (0.19%) WAN
16 17 (0.19%) NAS
17 15 (0.17%) SMTP
17 15 (0.17%) DMZ
18 14 (0.16%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3753 (41.69%) SQL Server
2 784 (8.71%) SQL Server 2008
3 636 (7.07%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 614 (6.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 452 (5.02%) SQL Server 2012
6 401 (4.45%) Oracle Database
7 272 (3.02%) Data Warehouse
8 271 (3.01%) Relational Database
9 255 (2.83%) SQL Server 2005
10 219 (2.43%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 181 (2.01%) Oracle Database 11g
12 177 (1.97%) MongoDB
13 170 (1.89%) MySQL
14 166 (1.84%) NoSQL
15 105 (1.17%) Oracle Database 10g
16 94 (1.04%) Big Data
17 87 (0.97%) MS Access
18 86 (0.96%) SQL Server 2000
19 77 (0.86%) RDBMS
20 70 (0.78%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 1200 (13.33%) Visual Studio
2 731 (8.12%) Team Foundation Server
3 374 (4.15%) Subversion
4 369 (4.10%) Git (software)
5 333 (3.70%) NUnit
6 302 (3.35%) Selenium
7 243 (2.70%) JIRA
8 219 (2.43%) TeamCity
9 217 (2.41%) Jenkins
10 172 (1.91%) SpecFlow
11 107 (1.19%) MSBuild
12 104 (1.16%) Maven
13 85 (0.94%) MSTest
14 80 (0.89%) WebDriver
14 80 (0.89%) Cucumber
15 76 (0.84%) Rhino Mocks
16 74 (0.82%) Moq
16 74 (0.82%) ReSharper
17 65 (0.72%) JUnit
18 57 (0.63%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 1447 (16.07%) Finance
2 637 (7.08%) Banking
3 329 (3.65%) Investment Banking
4 274 (3.04%) Retail
5 261 (2.90%) Front Office
6 160 (1.78%) Marketing
7 154 (1.71%) Back Office
8 125 (1.39%) Manufacturing
9 112 (1.24%) Telecoms
10 85 (0.94%) Legal
11 83 (0.92%) Advertising
12 76 (0.84%) Publishing
13 72 (0.80%) Law
14 47 (0.52%) Games
15 42 (0.47%) Financial Institution
16 34 (0.38%) Electronics
17 29 (0.32%) Automotive
18 22 (0.24%) Pharmaceutical
19 21 (0.23%) Military
20 20 (0.22%) French Language
Job Titles
1 5966 (66.27%) Developer
2 2801 (31.12%) .NET Developer
3 1484 (16.49%) C# Developer
4 994 (11.04%) C# .NET Developer
5 736 (8.18%) Analyst
6 644 (7.15%) Architect
7 559 (6.21%) ASP.NET Developer
8 522 (5.80%) Senior Developer
9 467 (5.19%) Web Developer
10 404 (4.49%) C# ASP.NET Developer
11 302 (3.35%) SQL Developer
12 266 (2.95%) Software Developer
13 261 (2.90%) SharePoint Developer
14 258 (2.87%) Solutions Architect
15 225 (2.50%) Senior .NET Developer
16 216 (2.40%) Consultant
17 191 (2.12%) Test Analyst
18 184 (2.04%) CRM Developer
19 171 (1.90%) Applications Developer
20 153 (1.70%) Dynamics CRM Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3744 (41.59%) ASP.NET
2 2523 (28.03%) HTML
3 1969 (21.87%) CSS
4 1787 (19.85%) .NET Framework
5 1582 (17.57%) jQuery
6 1443 (16.03%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1394 (15.49%) WCF
8 1390 (15.44%) Web Services
9 1179 (13.10%) XML
10 889 (9.88%) HTML5
11 790 (8.78%) Entity Framework
12 774 (8.60%) AngularJS
13 677 (7.52%) WPF
14 553 (6.14%) ASP.NET Web API
15 527 (5.85%) CSS3
16 440 (4.89%) Ajax
17 420 (4.67%) SOAP
18 397 (4.41%) REST
19 356 (3.95%) LINQ
20 330 (3.67%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 414 (4.60%) Analytical Skills
2 230 (2.55%) Computer Science
3 223 (2.48%) User Experience
4 175 (1.94%) Derivative
5 166 (1.84%) N-Tier
6 157 (1.74%) Enterprise Software
7 155 (1.72%) Mobile App
8 127 (1.41%) Management Information System
9 123 (1.37%) Client/Server
10 118 (1.31%) Fixed Income
11 101 (1.12%) Visualisation
12 85 (0.94%) NHS
13 84 (0.93%) Data Structures
14 79 (0.88%) Inversion of Control
15 75 (0.83%) Hedge funds
16 69 (0.77%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
17 67 (0.74%) Clustering
18 53 (0.59%) Data Centre
19 51 (0.57%) Equity Derivative
20 50 (0.56%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 1232 (13.69%) Windows
2 441 (4.90%) Linux
3 334 (3.71%) UNIX
4 197 (2.19%) Windows Server 2008
5 129 (1.43%) Windows Server 2012
6 127 (1.41%) Apple iOS
7 123 (1.37%) Android
8 111 (1.23%) Windows Server 2003
9 71 (0.79%) Windows 7
10 52 (0.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 44 (0.49%) Solaris
12 32 (0.36%) Windows Phone
13 31 (0.34%) Windows Mobile
14 26 (0.29%) Windows XP
15 25 (0.28%) Ubuntu
16 22 (0.24%) Windows 8
17 16 (0.18%) Windows 2000
18 14 (0.16%) Windows CE
19 13 (0.14%) Windows 2000 Server
20 10 (0.11%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3096 (34.39%) Agile Software Development
2 2584 (28.70%) MVC
3 1437 (15.96%) TDD
4 1242 (13.80%) Scrum
5 819 (9.10%) OO
6 622 (6.91%) CRM
7 568 (6.31%) E-Commerce
8 566 (6.29%) Unit Testing
9 548 (6.09%) Continuous Integration
10 541 (6.01%) BDD
11 522 (5.80%) SOA
12 515 (5.72%) SDLC
13 491 (5.45%) Web Development
14 411 (4.57%) Software Engineering
15 357 (3.97%) Business Intelligence
16 342 (3.80%) Migration
17 313 (3.48%) Project Management
18 300 (3.33%) ITIL
19 278 (3.09%) UML
20 265 (2.94%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 5977 (66.40%) C#
2 3159 (35.09%) SQL
3 2909 (32.32%) JavaScript
4 1255 (13.94%) Java
5 722 (8.02%) T-SQL
6 704 (7.82%) VB.NET
7 431 (4.79%) VB
8 375 (4.17%) C++
9 346 (3.84%) PowerShell
10 282 (3.13%) PL/SQL
11 253 (2.81%) Python
12 216 (2.40%) VBA
13 204 (2.27%) Ruby
14 189 (2.10%) PHP
15 159 (1.77%) VB6
16 119 (1.32%) C
17 113 (1.26%) VBScript
18 111 (1.23%) Perl
19 83 (0.92%) Shell Script
20 70 (0.78%) XAML
Qualifications
1 555 (6.17%) Security Cleared
2 469 (5.21%) Degree
3 383 (4.25%) SC Cleared
4 177 (1.97%) Microsoft Certification
5 148 (1.64%) ISEB
6 116 (1.29%) DV Cleared
7 113 (1.26%) ISTQB
8 65 (0.72%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 59 (0.66%) MCITP
10 55 (0.61%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
11 45 (0.50%) Cisco Certification
12 24 (0.27%) CISSP
13 22 (0.24%) MCSD
14 20 (0.22%) ITIL Certification
14 20 (0.22%) MCSE
14 20 (0.22%) MCP
15 14 (0.16%) MCPD
16 13 (0.14%) MCAD
17 12 (0.13%) MCTS
18 10 (0.11%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 308 (3.42%) QA
2 50 (0.56%) SLA
3 33 (0.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 20 (0.22%) ISO 9001
5 18 (0.20%) ISO 9000
6 17 (0.19%) HL7
7 10 (0.11%) Data Quality
7 10 (0.11%) Dodd-Frank
8 6 (0.067%) PCI DSS
9 5 (0.056%) GxP
9 5 (0.056%) EMIR
9 5 (0.056%) Solvency II
10 4 (0.044%) DICOM
11 3 (0.033%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 3 (0.033%) BS25999
11 3 (0.033%) COBIT
12 2 (0.022%) CRD IV
12 2 (0.022%) WCAG
12 2 (0.022%) 21 CFR Part 11
13 1 (0.011%) BS7799
System Software
1 172 (1.91%) Active Directory
2 112 (1.24%) VMware Infrastructure
3 43 (0.48%) vSphere
4 41 (0.46%) Microsoft App-V
5 24 (0.27%) Xen
6 22 (0.24%) ISA Server
7 21 (0.23%) vCloud
8 18 (0.20%) Firmware
9 16 (0.18%) Hyper-V
10 12 (0.13%) XenApp
11 11 (0.12%) VMware ESXi
12 9 (0.100%) Samba
13 8 (0.089%) Terminal Services
14 6 (0.067%) Veritas Cluster Server
15 5 (0.056%) VMware ESX
15 5 (0.056%) Oracle RAC
16 4 (0.044%) VirtualBox
16 4 (0.044%) Varnish
16 4 (0.044%) Tivoli Directory Server
16 4 (0.044%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 122 (1.36%) Puppet
2 119 (1.32%) Opscode Chef
3 52 (0.58%) SCCM
4 51 (0.57%) HP Quality Center
5 32 (0.36%) ITRS Geneos
6 28 (0.31%) StatsD
6 28 (0.31%) BladeLogic
7 19 (0.21%) Vagrant
8 18 (0.20%) ZABBIX
9 17 (0.19%) SCOM
10 16 (0.18%) Tivoli
10 16 (0.18%) Control-M
11 15 (0.17%) CA Single Sign-On
12 10 (0.11%) Tivoli Identity Manager
13 9 (0.100%) Nagios
13 9 (0.100%) WMI
13 9 (0.100%) Forefront Identity Manager
14 8 (0.089%) Oracle Identity Manager
15 7 (0.078%) Kibana
16 6 (0.067%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 2342 (26.02%) Microsoft
2 1142 (12.69%) Oracle
3 274 (3.04%) Sitecore
4 183 (2.03%) VMware
5 173 (1.92%) IBM
6 151 (1.68%) HP
7 134 (1.49%) SAP
8 121 (1.34%) EPiServer
9 108 (1.20%) Google
10 102 (1.13%) Sybase
11 97 (1.08%) Citrix
12 89 (0.99%) Telerik
13 85 (0.94%) Salesforce.com
14 83 (0.92%) Adobe
15 80 (0.89%) Business Objects
15 80 (0.89%) TIBCO
16 74 (0.82%) Cisco
17 73 (0.81%) Tableau
18 66 (0.73%) Twitter
19 62 (0.69%) JD Edwards
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