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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft .NET (dotNet)
Rank 15 12 8
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -4
Contract jobs citing .NET 4623 4840 5335
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 8.52% 9.45% 10.95%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 31.41% 34.33% 38.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 3172 3126 3421
Average daily rate
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£375 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £531 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 90 124
Average hourly rate £32.50 £32.50 £33.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -2.98%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.58 £16.88 £17.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £71.00 £40.25 £42.55
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.50 £33.50
% change year-on-year
-7.69% -2.98%

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
14718 14100 13785
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.14% 27.54% 28.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 10077 9008 8644
Average daily rate £395 £375 £373
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.33% +0.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 193 302 361
Average hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% -2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.50 £16.00 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -2.94%

.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 24 December 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 24 December 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 24 December 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 4262 £378 +0.80% 1700
London +3 1846 £425 - 432
South East -7 784 £375 +7.14% 350
City of London +3 499 £425 -5.55% 179
East of England +1 407 £375 +15.38% 136
South West -2 298 £338 -3.57% 148
North West -7 275 £313 -0.79% 216
Yorkshire -4 249 £325 +8.33% 177
West Midlands -2 224 £340 +4.61% 123
Scotland -5 216 £325 - 64
West Yorkshire -3 181 £325 +8.33% 107
Cambridgeshire +6 179 £388 +5.44% 48
Manchester 0 171 £325 +1.56% 107
Hampshire -9 169 £361 +3.21% 84
Surrey +2 158 £400 +11.11% 49
East Midlands -3 136 £325 +8.33% 86
Berkshire -18 132 £363 - 87
Leeds -8 115 £325 +3.58% 61
Buckinghamshire -10 95 £400 +23.07% 28
Glasgow +13 93 £320 +6.66% 29
Edinburgh -8 83 £375 +15.38% 21
Hertfordshire +6 79 £350 -12.43% 27
Somerset 0 77 £325 -15.03% 12
East Sussex +7 69 £313 - 16
Wales -4 68 £325 +8.33% 29
Bristol -7 67 £363 +3.49% 42
Coventry +2 64 £363 +3.57% 8
Reading -12 64 £350 - 46
Milton Keynes -11 63 £413 +17.85% 18
South Wales +2 61 £323 +7.50% 23

.NET
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 6271 (66.98%) C#
2 3963 (42.33%) ASP.NET
3 3822 (40.82%) SQL Server
4 3371 (36.01%) SQL
5 2989 (31.93%) JavaScript
6 2987 (31.91%) Agile Software Development
7 2828 (30.21%) HTML
8 2628 (28.07%) MVC
9 2528 (27.00%) Microsoft
10 2209 (23.60%) CSS
11 1670 (17.84%) .NET Framework
12 1621 (17.31%) jQuery
13 1593 (17.02%) WCF
14 1531 (16.35%) ASP.NET MVC
15 1495 (15.97%) Finance
16 1453 (15.52%) TDD
17 1413 (15.09%) Web Services
18 1262 (13.48%) Windows
19 1254 (13.39%) XML
20 1242 (13.27%) Visual Studio
21 1205 (12.87%) Scrum
22 1203 (12.85%) Oracle
23 1165 (12.44%) Java
24 1048 (11.19%) SharePoint
25 1023 (10.93%) SQL Server 2008
26 1006 (10.75%) HTML5
27 892 (9.53%) Team Foundation Server
28 875 (9.35%) OO
29 792 (8.46%) VB.NET
30 782 (8.35%) T-SQL

.NET
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 1048 (11.19%) SharePoint
2 635 (6.78%) IIS
3 553 (5.91%) CMS
4 376 (4.02%) SharePoint 2010
5 348 (3.72%) SharePoint 2013
6 340 (3.63%) BizTalk Server
7 229 (2.45%) Umbraco
8 185 (1.98%) Sitecore CMS
9 147 (1.57%) Node.js
10 106 (1.13%) Apache
11 97 (1.04%) WebSphere
12 83 (0.89%) Tomcat
13 81 (0.87%) SharePoint Server
14 70 (0.75%) Kentico
15 46 (0.49%) Lync
16 41 (0.44%) Confluence
17 37 (0.40%) WebLogic
18 36 (0.38%) JBoss
19 35 (0.37%) Exchange Server 2013
20 32 (0.34%) ArcGIS
Applications
1 760 (8.12%) MS Excel
2 207 (2.21%) MS Office
3 73 (0.78%) MS Visio
4 62 (0.66%) InfoPath
5 55 (0.59%) MS Project
6 51 (0.54%) MS PowerPoint
7 48 (0.51%) Spreadsheet
8 40 (0.43%) Photoshop
9 24 (0.26%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 12 (0.13%) PowerPivot
11 10 (0.11%) SPSS
12 9 (0.096%) Adobe Illustrator
13 8 (0.085%) Mingle
14 7 (0.075%) ArcInfo
15 5 (0.053%) Fireworks
16 3 (0.032%) 3ds Max
17 2 (0.021%) DOC1
17 2 (0.021%) Stata
17 2 (0.021%) FastStats
18 1 (0.011%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 551 (5.89%) Dynamics CRM
2 142 (1.52%) Dynamics AX
3 118 (1.26%) Oracle EBS
4 41 (0.44%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 30 (0.32%) Markit EDM
6 19 (0.20%) Dynamics NAV
6 19 (0.20%) Tridion
7 17 (0.18%) Oracle BPM
8 16 (0.17%) Endur
9 14 (0.15%) Remedy ITSM
10 12 (0.13%) BusinessWorks
11 10 (0.11%) CODA-Financials
12 9 (0.096%) Cognos Business Intelligence
12 9 (0.096%) SmartPlant
13 8 (0.085%) ZaiNet
13 8 (0.085%) WebTrends
14 6 (0.064%) Agresso
14 6 (0.064%) Google Analytics
14 6 (0.064%) Advent Portfolio Exchange
15 5 (0.053%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 421 (4.50%) Microsoft Azure
2 93 (0.99%) Amazon AWS
3 74 (0.79%) SaaS
4 64 (0.68%) Office 365
5 62 (0.66%) PaaS
6 55 (0.59%) Cloud Computing
7 30 (0.32%) Amazon EC2
8 22 (0.23%) Force.com
9 14 (0.15%) GitHub
10 11 (0.12%) Amazon S3
11 9 (0.096%) Google App Engine
11 9 (0.096%) Google Cloud Platform
12 6 (0.064%) IaaS
12 6 (0.064%) Amazon ELB
13 5 (0.053%) SoftLayer
14 4 (0.043%) Amazon SQS
15 2 (0.021%) Basecamp
15 2 (0.021%) Heroku
15 2 (0.021%) Trello
15 2 (0.021%) MailChimp
Communications & Networking
1 191 (2.04%) HTTP
2 169 (1.81%) Intranet
3 151 (1.61%) Internet
4 145 (1.55%) TCP/IP
5 95 (1.01%) DNS
6 85 (0.91%) SAN
7 80 (0.85%) SSL
8 76 (0.81%) FTP
9 62 (0.66%) Firewall
10 46 (0.49%) DHCP
11 45 (0.48%) LDAP
12 32 (0.34%) Extranet
12 32 (0.34%) Wireshark
13 31 (0.33%) HTTPS
14 21 (0.22%) NAS
15 19 (0.20%) VPN
16 13 (0.14%) Wireless
16 13 (0.14%) IPsec
17 12 (0.13%) WAN
17 12 (0.13%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3822 (40.82%) SQL Server
2 1023 (10.93%) SQL Server 2008
3 563 (6.01%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 545 (5.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 406 (4.34%) SQL Server 2012
6 355 (3.79%) SQL Server 2005
7 328 (3.50%) Oracle Database
8 269 (2.87%) Relational Database
9 237 (2.53%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 175 (1.87%) MySQL
11 165 (1.76%) Data Warehouse
12 132 (1.41%) Oracle Reports
13 120 (1.28%) NoSQL
14 104 (1.11%) SQL Server 2000
15 100 (1.07%) MongoDB
16 93 (0.99%) Oracle Database 11g
17 81 (0.87%) MS Access
18 76 (0.81%) RDBMS
19 66 (0.70%) Big Data
20 60 (0.64%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 1242 (13.27%) Visual Studio
2 892 (9.53%) Team Foundation Server
3 388 (4.14%) NUnit
4 326 (3.48%) Subversion
5 302 (3.23%) Selenium
6 277 (2.96%) Git (software)
7 220 (2.35%) JIRA
8 192 (2.05%) SpecFlow
9 173 (1.85%) TeamCity
10 162 (1.73%) Jenkins
11 132 (1.41%) MSTest
12 113 (1.21%) QuickTest Pro
13 104 (1.11%) Moq
14 93 (0.99%) Rhino Mocks
15 92 (0.98%) Cucumber
16 88 (0.94%) JUnit
16 88 (0.94%) WebDriver
17 71 (0.76%) MSBuild
18 59 (0.63%) Maven
19 55 (0.59%) ReSharper
General
1 1495 (15.97%) Finance
2 618 (6.60%) Banking
3 293 (3.13%) Front Office
4 260 (2.78%) Investment Banking
5 220 (2.35%) Retail
6 212 (2.26%) Marketing
7 148 (1.58%) Telecoms
8 145 (1.55%) Advertising
9 141 (1.51%) Back Office
10 90 (0.96%) Manufacturing
11 82 (0.88%) Publishing
12 73 (0.78%) Legal
13 54 (0.58%) Law
14 46 (0.49%) Electronics
14 46 (0.49%) Financial Institution
15 37 (0.40%) Games
16 26 (0.28%) Billing
17 24 (0.26%) Automotive
18 21 (0.22%) Pharmaceutical
19 17 (0.18%) German Language
Job Titles
1 6364 (67.98%) Developer
2 2878 (30.74%) .NET Developer
3 1570 (16.77%) C# Developer
4 1024 (10.94%) C# .NET Developer
5 645 (6.89%) Analyst
6 621 (6.63%) Senior Developer
7 610 (6.52%) Architect
8 603 (6.44%) ASP.NET Developer
9 491 (5.24%) Web Developer
10 435 (4.65%) C# ASP.NET Developer
11 379 (4.05%) SharePoint Developer
12 311 (3.32%) Software Developer
13 289 (3.09%) Senior .NET Developer
14 279 (2.98%) SQL Developer
15 276 (2.95%) CRM Developer
16 258 (2.76%) Consultant
17 219 (2.34%) Solutions Architect
18 216 (2.31%) Test Analyst
19 212 (2.26%) Dynamics CRM Developer
20 168 (1.79%) Senior C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3963 (42.33%) ASP.NET
2 2828 (30.21%) HTML
3 2209 (23.60%) CSS
4 1670 (17.84%) .NET Framework
5 1621 (17.31%) jQuery
6 1593 (17.02%) WCF
7 1531 (16.35%) ASP.NET MVC
8 1413 (15.09%) Web Services
9 1254 (13.39%) XML
10 1006 (10.75%) HTML5
11 694 (7.41%) WPF
12 670 (7.16%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
13 590 (6.30%) CSS3
14 576 (6.15%) Ajax
15 536 (5.73%) AngularJS
16 389 (4.16%) REST
17 387 (4.13%) ASP.NET MVC 4
18 380 (4.06%) ASP.NET Web API
19 349 (3.73%) WinForms
20 338 (3.61%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 474 (5.06%) Analytical Skills
2 267 (2.85%) Computer Science
3 249 (2.66%) Open Source
4 239 (2.55%) User Experience
5 189 (2.02%) Mobile App
6 137 (1.46%) N-Tier
7 130 (1.39%) Fixed Income
8 121 (1.29%) Enterprise Software
9 119 (1.27%) Derivative
10 118 (1.26%) Inversion of Control
11 109 (1.16%) NHS
12 107 (1.14%) Management Information System
13 90 (0.96%) Clustering
14 85 (0.91%) Client/Server
15 70 (0.75%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
16 67 (0.72%) Mathematics
17 65 (0.69%) Data Structures
18 62 (0.66%) Market Risk
19 61 (0.65%) Algorithms
20 59 (0.63%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 1262 (13.48%) Windows
2 352 (3.76%) UNIX
3 347 (3.71%) Linux
4 214 (2.29%) Windows Server 2008
5 136 (1.45%) Android
6 131 (1.40%) Apple iOS
7 130 (1.39%) Windows Server 2003
8 66 (0.70%) Windows 7
9 63 (0.67%) Windows XP
10 61 (0.65%) Windows Server 2012
11 59 (0.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 36 (0.38%) Windows Phone
13 31 (0.33%) Windows Mobile
14 24 (0.26%) Windows 8
15 23 (0.25%) Windows NT
16 19 (0.20%) Windows 2000
16 19 (0.20%) AIX
16 19 (0.20%) Windows Vista
17 15 (0.16%) Solaris
17 15 (0.16%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 2987 (31.91%) Agile Software Development
2 2628 (28.07%) MVC
3 1453 (15.52%) TDD
4 1205 (12.87%) Scrum
5 875 (9.35%) OO
6 775 (8.28%) CRM
7 581 (6.21%) Web Development
8 571 (6.10%) BDD
9 558 (5.96%) Continuous Integration
10 555 (5.93%) E-Commerce
11 472 (5.04%) SOA
12 460 (4.91%) Unit Testing
13 388 (4.14%) Software Engineering
14 357 (3.81%) Project Management
15 353 (3.77%) Migration
16 336 (3.59%) Workflow
17 323 (3.45%) Business Intelligence
18 292 (3.12%) OOP
19 247 (2.64%) Automated Testing
20 242 (2.58%) MVVM
Programming Languages
1 6271 (66.98%) C#
2 3371 (36.01%) SQL
3 2989 (31.93%) JavaScript
4 1165 (12.44%) Java
5 792 (8.46%) VB.NET
6 782 (8.35%) T-SQL
7 410 (4.38%) VB
8 367 (3.92%) C++
9 340 (3.63%) PowerShell
10 332 (3.55%) PL/SQL
11 230 (2.46%) PHP
12 221 (2.36%) VBA
13 213 (2.28%) Ruby
14 210 (2.24%) Python
15 191 (2.04%) VBScript
16 139 (1.48%) VB6
17 132 (1.41%) C
18 115 (1.23%) Perl
19 79 (0.84%) XAML
20 60 (0.64%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 551 (5.89%) Security Cleared
2 479 (5.12%) Degree
3 402 (4.29%) SC Cleared
4 203 (2.17%) ISTQB
5 164 (1.75%) Microsoft Certification
6 134 (1.43%) ISEB
7 110 (1.17%) DV Cleared
8 90 (0.96%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 86 (0.92%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 71 (0.76%) MCITP
11 38 (0.41%) MCTS
12 35 (0.37%) Cisco Certification
13 29 (0.31%) MCSE
14 15 (0.16%) ITIL Certification
15 14 (0.15%) MCP
15 14 (0.15%) MCSD
16 13 (0.14%) PRINCE2 Certification
17 11 (0.12%) CCNA
18 10 (0.11%) HND
18 10 (0.11%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 370 (3.95%) QA
2 31 (0.33%) SLA
3 25 (0.27%) ISO 9001
4 23 (0.25%) HL7
5 21 (0.22%) PCI DSS
6 10 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 9 (0.096%) WCAG
7 9 (0.096%) Data Quality
8 6 (0.064%) GPG13
9 5 (0.053%) WAI
10 4 (0.043%) COBIT
11 3 (0.032%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 3 (0.032%) ISO 14001
11 3 (0.032%) Basel III
11 3 (0.032%) Solvency II
12 2 (0.021%) DICOM
12 2 (0.021%) EMIR
12 2 (0.021%) Dodd-Frank
13 1 (0.011%) MiFID
13 1 (0.011%) GxP
System Software
1 237 (2.53%) Active Directory
2 57 (0.61%) VMware Infrastructure
3 41 (0.44%) Hyper-V
4 16 (0.17%) vSphere
5 15 (0.16%) Nmap
6 13 (0.14%) vCloud
7 9 (0.096%) Xen
7 9 (0.096%) VMware ESX
8 8 (0.085%) Oracle RAC
8 8 (0.085%) Platform Symphony
8 8 (0.085%) VMware ESXi
9 7 (0.075%) Firmware
10 5 (0.053%) Forefront TMG
11 4 (0.043%) UAG
11 4 (0.043%) XenApp
11 4 (0.043%) Oracle RMAN
11 4 (0.043%) Microsoft App-V
12 3 (0.032%) Terminal Server
12 3 (0.032%) NFS
12 3 (0.032%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 107 (1.14%) HP Quality Center
2 63 (0.67%) Puppet
3 54 (0.58%) Opscode Chef
4 43 (0.46%) SCCM
5 37 (0.40%) SCOM
6 24 (0.26%) Control-M
7 15 (0.16%) Nessus
8 13 (0.14%) Nagios
9 11 (0.12%) Kibana
10 10 (0.11%) SCOrch
10 10 (0.11%) logstash
10 10 (0.11%) ZABBIX
11 8 (0.085%) ITRS Geneos
11 8 (0.085%) BladeLogic
12 7 (0.075%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
13 6 (0.064%) WMI
13 6 (0.064%) Data Guard
14 5 (0.053%) Forefront Identity Manager
15 4 (0.043%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
16 3 (0.032%) WSUS
Vendors
1 2528 (27.00%) Microsoft
2 1203 (12.85%) Oracle
3 267 (2.85%) Sitecore
4 225 (2.40%) HP
5 147 (1.57%) SAP
6 103 (1.10%) IBM
7 102 (1.09%) Salesforce.com
8 98 (1.05%) VMware
9 97 (1.04%) EPiServer
10 86 (0.92%) Telerik
11 80 (0.85%) Google
12 79 (0.84%) Sybase
13 77 (0.82%) TIBCO
14 74 (0.79%) Adobe
15 73 (0.78%) Citrix
16 60 (0.64%) Red Hat
17 56 (0.60%) Business Objects
18 53 (0.57%) Cisco
19 52 (0.56%) Open Text
20 50 (0.53%) Twitter
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