The first table below looks at the demand 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 28 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft .NET (dotNet)
Rank 13 11 13
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +2
Contract jobs citing .NET 4803 4896 5268
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 8.79% 9.58% 9.09%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 31.81% 34.38% 35.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 3067 3236 3330
Average daily rate
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£375 £375 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £333 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
+2.30% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 68 87 125
Average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £17.70 £17.51
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £71.00 £53.10 £48.15
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +11.11%
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
15100 14239 14923
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.62% 27.86% 25.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 9730 9049 9104
Average daily rate £375 £375 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £543
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £324
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +0.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 221 291 365
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.70 £20.00 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%

.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 28 July 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 28 July 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 28 July 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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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 4414 £375 - 2558
London -3 1852 £425 - 752
South East -1 826 £350 -6.66% 455
City of London -3 491 £450 - 294
East of England 0 394 £350 - 224
South West +2 322 £328 +2.34% 195
North West 0 284 £325 +8.33% 322
West Midlands -4 255 £338 +12.50% 175
Yorkshire +2 247 £323 +7.50% 230
Scotland +8 239 £350 +12.90% 144
Berkshire +8 205 £390 -2.50% 105
Hampshire -5 196 £350 +1.44% 83
West Yorkshire +5 178 £325 +7.43% 145
Manchester +2 161 £325 +6.55% 167
East Midlands 0 155 £310 +12.72% 141
Cambridgeshire +4 140 £325 -13.33% 75
Leeds +3 130 £320 +6.66% 102
Surrey -1 127 £375 - 77
Somerset -2 102 £325 - 18
Glasgow +11 101 £363 +3.57% 64
Buckinghamshire -13 95 £373 -0.66% 52
Reading 0 83 £364 -11.81% 42
Edinburgh -1 83 £350 +27.27% 49
Suffolk -2 72 £381 +1.66% 15
Cheshire +5 71 £325 +8.33% 75
Milton Keynes -9 71 £395 +5.33% 24
Cambridge +5 64 £331 -5.35% 46
Wales +3 63 £325 +5.26% 43
Gosport -3 63 £365 -16.09% 1
Oxfordshire +11 62 £305 -12.85% 45

.NET
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 6562 (67.39%) C#
2 4589 (47.12%) ASP.NET
3 4342 (44.59%) SQL Server
4 3310 (33.99%) SQL
5 3029 (31.10%) JavaScript
6 2904 (29.82%) HTML
7 2857 (29.34%) MVC
8 2310 (23.72%) Microsoft
9 2188 (22.47%) CSS
10 1750 (17.97%) jQuery
11 1695 (17.41%) ASP.NET MVC
12 1646 (16.90%) WCF
13 1645 (16.89%) .NET Framework
14 1538 (15.79%) Finance
15 1501 (15.41%) TDD
16 1485 (15.25%) Agile Software Development
17 1465 (15.04%) Windows
18 1456 (14.95%) Web Services
19 1409 (14.47%) XML
20 1347 (13.83%) Visual Studio
21 1270 (13.04%) Oracle
22 1209 (12.42%) Scrum
23 1198 (12.30%) SQL Server 2008
24 1181 (12.13%) Java
25 1161 (11.92%) SharePoint
26 966 (9.92%) VB.NET
27 963 (9.89%) HTML5
28 911 (9.36%) OO
29 888 (9.12%) Team Foundation Server
30 878 (9.02%) WPF

.NET
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 1161 (11.92%) SharePoint
2 637 (6.54%) IIS
3 580 (5.96%) CMS
4 373 (3.83%) SharePoint 2010
5 341 (3.50%) BizTalk Server
6 294 (3.02%) SharePoint 2013
7 250 (2.57%) Umbraco
8 216 (2.22%) Sitecore CMS
9 144 (1.48%) Node.js
10 122 (1.25%) SharePoint Server
11 111 (1.14%) WebSphere
12 87 (0.89%) Apache
13 81 (0.83%) Tomcat
14 50 (0.51%) MS Exchange
15 44 (0.45%) WebLogic
16 40 (0.41%) Kentico
17 30 (0.31%) WordPress
17 30 (0.31%) SAS
18 29 (0.30%) ArcGIS
18 29 (0.30%) Drupal
Applications
1 712 (7.31%) MS Excel
2 227 (2.33%) MS Office
3 125 (1.28%) InfoPath
4 68 (0.70%) Photoshop
5 62 (0.64%) MS Project
6 44 (0.45%) MS Visio
7 30 (0.31%) MS PowerPoint
8 13 (0.13%) Spreadsheet
8 13 (0.13%) Adobe Illustrator
9 10 (0.10%) Fireworks
9 10 (0.10%) PowerPivot
10 7 (0.072%) AutoCAD
11 4 (0.041%) Stata
12 3 (0.031%) CATIA
12 3 (0.031%) Acrobat
12 3 (0.031%) Windchill
13 2 (0.021%) SPSS
13 2 (0.021%) InDesign
13 2 (0.021%) FastStats
13 2 (0.021%) GIMP
Business Applications
1 402 (4.13%) Dynamics CRM
2 126 (1.29%) Dynamics AX
3 106 (1.09%) Oracle EBS
4 46 (0.47%) Oracle CRM
5 45 (0.46%) Magento
6 38 (0.39%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 31 (0.32%) Markit EDM
8 28 (0.29%) Dynamics NAV
9 17 (0.17%) Oracle Applications
10 14 (0.14%) Oracle BPM
11 13 (0.13%) Tridion
12 12 (0.12%) ION MarketView
13 11 (0.11%) Endur
13 11 (0.11%) Google Analytics
14 9 (0.092%) ReMetrica
14 9 (0.092%) Agresso
15 7 (0.072%) ZaiNet
15 7 (0.072%) Aligne
16 6 (0.062%) Remedy ITSM
17 5 (0.051%) TRIRIGA
Cloud Services
1 310 (3.18%) Microsoft Azure
2 107 (1.10%) SaaS
3 66 (0.68%) Amazon AWS
4 65 (0.67%) Office 365
5 50 (0.51%) Cloud Computing
6 41 (0.42%) PaaS
7 39 (0.40%) Amazon EC2
8 13 (0.13%) Force.com
9 12 (0.12%) GitHub
10 9 (0.092%) IaaS
11 7 (0.072%) CloudFront
11 7 (0.072%) Amazon S3
11 7 (0.072%) Google App Engine
12 5 (0.051%) Amazon SQS
13 4 (0.041%) Trello
14 3 (0.031%) IBM SmartCloud
15 2 (0.021%) Amazon ELB
15 2 (0.021%) SuccessFactors
15 2 (0.021%) Rackspace Cloud
15 2 (0.021%) Basecamp
Communications & Networking
1 188 (1.93%) HTTP
2 164 (1.68%) TCP/IP
3 147 (1.51%) Internet
4 140 (1.44%) Intranet
5 82 (0.84%) DNS
5 82 (0.84%) Firewall
6 80 (0.82%) LDAP
7 68 (0.70%) HTTPS
8 64 (0.66%) SAN
9 57 (0.59%) SSL
9 57 (0.59%) FTP
10 31 (0.32%) Wireshark
11 28 (0.29%) WAN
12 27 (0.28%) DHCP
13 26 (0.27%) LAN
14 25 (0.26%) Extranet
15 22 (0.23%) VPN
16 19 (0.20%) Wireless
17 18 (0.18%) NAS
18 17 (0.17%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4342 (44.59%) SQL Server
2 1198 (12.30%) SQL Server 2008
3 712 (7.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 631 (6.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 491 (5.04%) SQL Server 2005
6 457 (4.69%) SQL Server 2012
7 324 (3.33%) Relational Database
8 253 (2.60%) Data Warehouse
9 250 (2.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 234 (2.40%) MySQL
11 221 (2.27%) Oracle Database
12 139 (1.43%) RDBMS
13 131 (1.35%) NoSQL
14 128 (1.31%) SQL Server 2000
15 112 (1.15%) Oracle Reports
16 101 (1.04%) MongoDB
17 91 (0.93%) DTS
18 90 (0.92%) Oracle Database 11g
19 71 (0.73%) MS Access
20 69 (0.71%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 1347 (13.83%) Visual Studio
2 888 (9.12%) Team Foundation Server
3 348 (3.57%) NUnit
4 305 (3.13%) Subversion
5 300 (3.08%) Git (software)
6 279 (2.87%) TeamCity
7 239 (2.45%) Selenium
8 173 (1.78%) JIRA
9 169 (1.74%) QuickTest Pro
10 161 (1.65%) SpecFlow
11 127 (1.30%) Maven
12 114 (1.17%) MSTest
12 114 (1.17%) Jenkins
13 105 (1.08%) Cucumber
14 104 (1.07%) MSBuild
15 80 (0.82%) JUnit
16 72 (0.74%) Moq
16 72 (0.74%) WebDriver
17 69 (0.71%) Rhino Mocks
18 62 (0.64%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 1538 (15.79%) Finance
2 653 (6.71%) Banking
3 307 (3.15%) Front Office
4 260 (2.67%) Investment Banking
5 241 (2.47%) Retail
6 221 (2.27%) Marketing
7 189 (1.94%) Back Office
8 137 (1.41%) Advertising
9 136 (1.40%) Telecoms
10 114 (1.17%) Manufacturing
11 81 (0.83%) Publishing
12 78 (0.80%) Legal
13 52 (0.53%) Financial Institution
14 43 (0.44%) Electronics
15 40 (0.41%) Law
16 34 (0.35%) Games
17 30 (0.31%) Automotive
17 30 (0.31%) Billing
18 24 (0.25%) Pharmaceutical
19 18 (0.18%) German Language
Job Titles
1 6662 (68.41%) Developer
2 3216 (33.03%) .NET Developer
3 1823 (18.72%) C# Developer
4 1247 (12.81%) C# .NET Developer
5 833 (8.55%) ASP.NET Developer
6 699 (7.18%) Analyst
7 600 (6.16%) Web Developer
8 595 (6.11%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 567 (5.82%) Senior Developer
10 549 (5.64%) Architect
11 420 (4.31%) SharePoint Developer
12 326 (3.35%) SQL Developer
13 316 (3.25%) Senior .NET Developer
14 296 (3.04%) Software Developer
15 277 (2.84%) VB.NET Developer
16 274 (2.81%) Consultant
17 252 (2.59%) Solutions Architect
18 235 (2.41%) Test Analyst
19 204 (2.09%) Front-End Developer
20 200 (2.05%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4589 (47.12%) ASP.NET
2 2904 (29.82%) HTML
3 2188 (22.47%) CSS
4 1750 (17.97%) jQuery
5 1695 (17.41%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1646 (16.90%) WCF
7 1645 (16.89%) .NET Framework
8 1456 (14.95%) Web Services
9 1409 (14.47%) XML
10 963 (9.89%) HTML5
11 878 (9.02%) WPF
12 684 (7.02%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
13 624 (6.41%) Ajax
14 543 (5.58%) CSS3
15 462 (4.74%) LINQ
16 448 (4.60%) ASP.NET MVC 4
17 429 (4.41%) ASP.NET Web Forms
18 423 (4.34%) WinForms
19 400 (4.11%) REST
20 385 (3.95%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 201 (2.06%) Computer Science
2 187 (1.92%) Mobile App
3 175 (1.80%) N-Tier
4 174 (1.79%) Open Source
5 166 (1.70%) Enterprise Software
6 133 (1.37%) Derivative
7 119 (1.22%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 107 (1.10%) Fixed Income
9 105 (1.08%) Client/Server
10 95 (0.98%) Inversion of Control
11 88 (0.90%) Management Information System
12 70 (0.72%) NHS
13 61 (0.63%) Credit Risk
14 59 (0.61%) Market Risk
15 55 (0.56%) Data Integration
16 53 (0.54%) Mathematics
17 52 (0.53%) Visualisation
18 51 (0.52%) GIS
18 51 (0.52%) Clustering
19 47 (0.48%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 1465 (15.04%) Windows
2 428 (4.40%) UNIX
3 370 (3.80%) Linux
4 250 (2.57%) Windows Server 2008
5 199 (2.04%) Windows Server 2003
6 156 (1.60%) Apple iOS
7 139 (1.43%) Android
8 135 (1.39%) Windows Server 2012
9 95 (0.98%) Windows XP
10 50 (0.51%) Windows 2000
11 45 (0.46%) Windows 7
12 40 (0.41%) Windows 8
13 31 (0.32%) Windows Phone
14 30 (0.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 21 (0.22%) Solaris
16 18 (0.18%) Windows Phone 8
17 16 (0.16%) Windows Mobile
18 15 (0.15%) Windows CE
18 15 (0.15%) Ubuntu
19 13 (0.13%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 2857 (29.34%) MVC
2 1501 (15.41%) TDD
3 1485 (15.25%) Agile Software Development
4 1209 (12.42%) Scrum
5 911 (9.36%) OO
6 731 (7.51%) CRM
7 705 (7.24%) Web Development
8 642 (6.59%) Unit Testing
9 572 (5.87%) Continuous Integration
10 535 (5.49%) E-Commerce
11 530 (5.44%) BDD
12 493 (5.06%) SOA
13 434 (4.46%) Software Engineering
14 432 (4.44%) Workflow
15 356 (3.66%) Project Management
16 343 (3.52%) Migration
17 327 (3.36%) UML
17 327 (3.36%) OOP
18 325 (3.34%) Business Intelligence
19 289 (2.97%) MVVM
Programming Languages
1 6562 (67.39%) C#
2 3310 (33.99%) SQL
3 3029 (31.10%) JavaScript
4 1181 (12.13%) Java
5 966 (9.92%) VB.NET
6 759 (7.79%) T-SQL
7 501 (5.14%) VB
8 315 (3.23%) C++
9 303 (3.11%) PowerShell
10 277 (2.84%) PL/SQL
11 269 (2.76%) PHP
12 196 (2.01%) Python
13 187 (1.92%) VBA
14 182 (1.87%) Ruby
15 172 (1.77%) VB6
16 161 (1.65%) C
17 151 (1.55%) Perl
18 131 (1.35%) VBScript
19 107 (1.10%) XAML
20 50 (0.51%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 650 (6.67%) Security Cleared
2 518 (5.32%) SC Cleared
3 495 (5.08%) Degree
4 236 (2.42%) ISTQB
5 198 (2.03%) Microsoft Certification
6 146 (1.50%) DV Cleared
7 126 (1.29%) ISEB
8 107 (1.10%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 105 (1.08%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 57 (0.59%) MCITP
11 56 (0.58%) MCSE
12 42 (0.43%) MCTS
13 41 (0.42%) Cisco Certification
14 39 (0.40%) MCSD
15 22 (0.23%) ITIL Certification
16 21 (0.22%) MCP
17 19 (0.20%) CCNA
18 17 (0.17%) PMI Certification
19 15 (0.15%) PMP
19 15 (0.15%) MCPD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 383 (3.93%) QA
2 45 (0.46%) ISO 9001
3 40 (0.41%) SLA
4 21 (0.22%) HL7
5 16 (0.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 15 (0.15%) PCI DSS
7 14 (0.14%) Data Quality
8 10 (0.10%) Basel III
9 7 (0.072%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 7 (0.072%) EMIR
10 5 (0.051%) Dodd-Frank
11 4 (0.041%) GPG13
11 4 (0.041%) ISO 14001
12 3 (0.031%) ISO 9000
12 3 (0.031%) Solvency II
13 2 (0.021%) WAI
13 2 (0.021%) ISO 9002
13 2 (0.021%) CRD IV
14 1 (0.010%) COREP
14 1 (0.010%) FINREP
System Software
1 178 (1.83%) Active Directory
2 44 (0.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 25 (0.26%) Nmap
4 18 (0.18%) Hyper-V
5 9 (0.092%) vCloud
6 8 (0.082%) VMware ESX
7 7 (0.072%) vSphere
8 6 (0.062%) Xen
8 6 (0.062%) Oracle RAC
8 6 (0.062%) Microsoft App-V
9 5 (0.051%) ISA Server
9 5 (0.051%) NDS
9 5 (0.051%) Varnish
10 4 (0.041%) LiteSpeed
11 3 (0.031%) Terminal Server
11 3 (0.031%) UAG
12 2 (0.021%) VMware ESXi
12 2 (0.021%) Oracle RMAN
12 2 (0.021%) NFS
12 2 (0.021%) qmail
Systems Management
1 130 (1.33%) HP Quality Center
2 65 (0.67%) Puppet
3 57 (0.59%) Opscode Chef
4 39 (0.40%) Control-M
5 25 (0.26%) Nessus
6 24 (0.25%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 23 (0.24%) SCCM
8 16 (0.16%) SCOM
9 14 (0.14%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 8 (0.082%) HAProxy
11 7 (0.072%) Capistrano
11 7 (0.072%) WMI
12 6 (0.062%) BladeLogic
12 6 (0.062%) Nagios
12 6 (0.062%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 6 (0.062%) Zenoss
12 6 (0.062%) ITRS Geneos
12 6 (0.062%) Vagrant
13 5 (0.051%) WSUS
14 4 (0.041%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 2310 (23.72%) Microsoft
2 1270 (13.04%) Oracle
3 284 (2.92%) Sitecore
4 281 (2.89%) HP
5 205 (2.11%) SAP
6 100 (1.03%) EPiServer
7 98 (1.01%) IBM
7 98 (1.01%) JD Edwards
8 83 (0.85%) Sybase
8 83 (0.85%) VMware
9 76 (0.78%) Telerik
10 75 (0.77%) TIBCO
11 68 (0.70%) Salesforce.com
12 65 (0.67%) Business Objects
13 64 (0.66%) Cisco
14 62 (0.64%) Adobe
15 58 (0.60%) Citrix
16 52 (0.53%) Twitter
17 50 (0.51%) DevExpress
18 47 (0.48%) Red Gate
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