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 18 April 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft .NET (dotNet)
Rank 14 9 10
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +1
Contract jobs citing .NET 5036 4738 5858
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 8.94% 9.93% 9.66%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 33.31% 37.16% 38.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 3261 3043 3558
Average daily rate £350 £364 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.78% -3.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £260 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 74 105 132
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £30.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +14.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.15 £15.31 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £71.00 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £29.16
% change year-on-year
- +20.02%
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
15117 12750 15276
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 26.85% 26.72% 25.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 9729 7964 9020
Average daily rate £375 £370 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.35% +5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £255 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £333 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.46% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 228 352 384
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +9.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £17.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £44.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
- +12.90%

.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 18 April 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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -6 4643 £363 -3.33% 2724
London -5 1798 £400 -7.24% 808
South East 0 924 £360 +2.85% 521
City of London -6 547 £425 -5.55% 275
East of England 0 389 £350 +7.69% 239
North West +3 352 £338 +8.43% 325
Yorkshire -2 315 £300 -1.63% 217
South West -4 284 £325 - 209
West Midlands -2 261 £325 +3.17% 210
East Midlands 0 242 £300 -1.63% 139
Surrey +2 233 £375 +15.38% 122
Scotland -3 225 £315 -3.07% 126
West Yorkshire -5 198 £315 +0.80% 139
Hampshire +3 196 £325 -7.14% 87
Berkshire -10 181 £375 - 96
Manchester -3 180 £325 +12.06% 161
Leeds -5 150 £315 +5.00% 92
Cambridgeshire +8 147 £350 -12.50% 89
Glasgow +9 104 £308 -11.92% 54
Cheshire +7 91 £350 - 86
Birmingham -3 82 £330 +6.53% 62
Wiltshire +2 78 £338 +8.00% 26
Essex 0 78 £325 +22.64% 35
Buckinghamshire -9 78 £330 +7.75% 41
Oxfordshire +16 77 £325 -7.14% 80
North East -8 75 £240 -22.58% 55
Reading -9 75 £375 - 52
Leicestershire -2 74 £290 - 34
Nottinghamshire +3 68 £325 - 49
Bristol -7 68 £325 -1.51% 77

.NET
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 6502 (67.67%) C#
2 4403 (45.82%) SQL Server
3 4307 (44.82%) ASP.NET
4 3466 (36.07%) SQL
5 2804 (29.18%) JavaScript
6 2757 (28.69%) HTML
7 2672 (27.81%) MVC
8 2256 (23.48%) Microsoft
9 2130 (22.17%) CSS
10 1855 (19.30%) jQuery
11 1662 (17.30%) ASP.NET MVC
12 1615 (16.81%) WCF
13 1595 (16.60%) Agile Software Development
14 1576 (16.40%) Finance
15 1510 (15.71%) XML
16 1501 (15.62%) .NET Framework
17 1470 (15.30%) Windows
18 1428 (14.86%) TDD
19 1414 (14.72%) Web Services
20 1387 (14.43%) Visual Studio
21 1297 (13.50%) SQL Server 2008
22 1226 (12.76%) SharePoint
23 1182 (12.30%) Scrum
24 1180 (12.28%) Java
25 1144 (11.91%) Oracle
26 1020 (10.62%) VB.NET
27 1000 (10.41%) OO
28 983 (10.23%) WPF
29 899 (9.36%) HTML5
30 768 (7.99%) Team Foundation Server

.NET
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 1226 (12.76%) SharePoint
2 572 (5.95%) IIS
3 552 (5.74%) CMS
4 438 (4.56%) SharePoint 2010
5 305 (3.17%) BizTalk Server
6 267 (2.78%) SharePoint 2013
7 203 (2.11%) Sitecore CMS
8 197 (2.05%) Umbraco
9 156 (1.62%) Node.js
10 151 (1.57%) SharePoint Server
11 122 (1.27%) WebSphere
12 94 (0.98%) Apache
13 89 (0.93%) Tomcat
14 56 (0.58%) WebLogic
15 53 (0.55%) Kentico
16 43 (0.45%) MS Project Server
17 42 (0.44%) Adobe CQ
18 39 (0.41%) MS Exchange
19 35 (0.36%) NServiceBus
20 33 (0.34%) WordPress
Applications
1 766 (7.97%) MS Excel
2 238 (2.48%) MS Office
3 118 (1.23%) InfoPath
4 60 (0.62%) Photoshop
4 60 (0.62%) MS Project
5 55 (0.57%) MS Visio
6 28 (0.29%) MS PowerPoint
7 16 (0.17%) PowerPivot
8 15 (0.16%) Adobe Illustrator
9 13 (0.14%) Spreadsheet
10 7 (0.073%) Fireworks
10 7 (0.073%) Mingle
11 5 (0.052%) Windchill
11 5 (0.052%) CATIA
11 5 (0.052%) AutoCAD
11 5 (0.052%) Acrobat
12 3 (0.031%) InDesign
12 3 (0.031%) XMetaL
13 2 (0.021%) Simulink
13 2 (0.021%) Stata
Business Applications
1 320 (3.33%) Dynamics CRM
2 103 (1.07%) Dynamics AX
3 57 (0.59%) Oracle CRM
4 56 (0.58%) Magento
5 48 (0.50%) Oracle EBS
6 29 (0.30%) Dynamics NAV
7 27 (0.28%) Markit EDM
8 18 (0.19%) ION MarketView
9 17 (0.18%) Endur
10 16 (0.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
11 15 (0.16%) Tridion
12 13 (0.14%) ZaiNet
13 10 (0.10%) Oracle Applications
14 9 (0.094%) Aligne
14 9 (0.094%) Google Analytics
15 8 (0.083%) ReMetrica
16 6 (0.062%) Exstream
17 5 (0.052%) Cognos Business Intelligence
18 4 (0.042%) Siebel Analytics
18 4 (0.042%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 296 (3.08%) Microsoft Azure
2 98 (1.02%) SaaS
3 41 (0.43%) Cloud Computing
4 35 (0.36%) Amazon AWS
5 31 (0.32%) Office 365
6 28 (0.29%) Amazon EC2
7 14 (0.15%) PaaS
8 10 (0.10%) IaaS
9 6 (0.062%) GitHub
9 6 (0.062%) Trello
10 4 (0.042%) MailChimp
11 3 (0.031%) Google App Engine
12 2 (0.021%) Rackspace Cloud
12 2 (0.021%) IBM SmartCloud
13 1 (0.010%) Basecamp
13 1 (0.010%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 189 (1.97%) Internet
2 157 (1.63%) Intranet
3 132 (1.37%) TCP/IP
4 119 (1.24%) HTTP
5 92 (0.96%) Firewall
6 65 (0.68%) SAN
7 61 (0.63%) LDAP
7 61 (0.63%) DNS
8 50 (0.52%) SSL
9 49 (0.51%) LAN
10 44 (0.46%) WAN
11 39 (0.41%) HTTPS
12 29 (0.30%) FTP
13 27 (0.28%) DHCP
14 26 (0.27%) Wireless
15 25 (0.26%) Network Security
16 22 (0.23%) VPN
17 21 (0.22%) Kerberos
18 20 (0.21%) Wireshark
19 15 (0.16%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4403 (45.82%) SQL Server
2 1297 (13.50%) SQL Server 2008
3 721 (7.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 720 (7.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 600 (6.24%) SQL Server 2005
6 477 (4.96%) SQL Server 2012
7 390 (4.06%) Relational Database
8 293 (3.05%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 281 (2.92%) Data Warehouse
10 257 (2.67%) MySQL
11 246 (2.56%) Oracle Database
12 162 (1.69%) RDBMS
13 122 (1.27%) MongoDB
13 122 (1.27%) NoSQL
14 113 (1.18%) Oracle Database 11g
15 94 (0.98%) DTS
16 85 (0.88%) SQL Server 2000
17 75 (0.78%) MS Access
18 66 (0.69%) Oracle Database 10g
19 60 (0.62%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 1387 (14.43%) Visual Studio
2 768 (7.99%) Team Foundation Server
3 376 (3.91%) NUnit
4 359 (3.74%) Subversion
5 320 (3.33%) Git (software)
6 218 (2.27%) TeamCity
7 193 (2.01%) Selenium
8 154 (1.60%) SpecFlow
9 149 (1.55%) JIRA
10 121 (1.26%) Jenkins
11 107 (1.11%) MSTest
12 94 (0.98%) Cucumber
13 90 (0.94%) QuickTest Pro
14 86 (0.89%) Moq
15 85 (0.88%) Maven
16 77 (0.80%) Rhino Mocks
17 76 (0.79%) MSBuild
18 70 (0.73%) VSS/SourceSafe
19 62 (0.65%) CruiseControl
19 62 (0.65%) ReSharper
General
1 1576 (16.40%) Finance
2 678 (7.06%) Banking
3 363 (3.78%) Front Office
4 258 (2.68%) Retail
5 226 (2.35%) Marketing
6 224 (2.33%) Investment Banking
7 152 (1.58%) Back Office
8 127 (1.32%) Telecoms
9 93 (0.97%) Legal
10 91 (0.95%) Advertising
11 79 (0.82%) Publishing
12 75 (0.78%) Manufacturing
13 65 (0.68%) Financial Institution
14 50 (0.52%) Games
15 48 (0.50%) Law
16 31 (0.32%) Electronics
17 30 (0.31%) Retail Banking
18 27 (0.28%) Local Government
18 27 (0.28%) Pharmaceutical
19 25 (0.26%) French Language
Job Titles
1 6729 (70.03%) Developer
2 3156 (32.84%) .NET Developer
3 1861 (19.37%) C# Developer
4 1230 (12.80%) C# .NET Developer
5 848 (8.83%) ASP.NET Developer
6 705 (7.34%) Analyst
7 583 (6.07%) Web Developer
8 565 (5.88%) Senior Developer
9 555 (5.78%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 539 (5.61%) Architect
11 421 (4.38%) SharePoint Developer
12 352 (3.66%) SQL Developer
13 341 (3.55%) Software Developer
14 281 (2.92%) Senior .NET Developer
15 260 (2.71%) VB.NET Developer
16 259 (2.70%) Programmer
17 249 (2.59%) Consultant
18 241 (2.51%) Software Engineer
19 238 (2.48%) Solutions Architect
20 196 (2.04%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4307 (44.82%) ASP.NET
2 2757 (28.69%) HTML
3 2130 (22.17%) CSS
4 1855 (19.30%) jQuery
5 1662 (17.30%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1615 (16.81%) WCF
7 1510 (15.71%) XML
8 1501 (15.62%) .NET Framework
9 1414 (14.72%) Web Services
10 983 (10.23%) WPF
11 899 (9.36%) HTML5
12 714 (7.43%) Ajax
13 597 (6.21%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
14 506 (5.27%) CSS3
15 492 (5.12%) WinForms
16 477 (4.96%) ASP.NET MVC 4
17 471 (4.90%) LINQ
18 455 (4.74%) SOAP
19 391 (4.07%) REST
20 382 (3.98%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 259 (2.70%) Computer Science
2 229 (2.38%) Mobile App
3 198 (2.06%) N-Tier
4 165 (1.72%) Enterprise Software
5 156 (1.62%) Derivative
6 143 (1.49%) Open Source
7 120 (1.25%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 117 (1.22%) Fixed Income
9 111 (1.16%) Inversion of Control
10 96 (1.00%) NHS
11 86 (0.89%) Management Information System
12 73 (0.76%) Client/Server
13 67 (0.70%) Mathematics
14 56 (0.58%) Equities
14 56 (0.58%) Hedge funds
15 55 (0.57%) Data Integration
16 52 (0.54%) W3C
17 47 (0.49%) Clustering
18 46 (0.48%) Mainframe
18 46 (0.48%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 1470 (15.30%) Windows
2 392 (4.08%) UNIX
3 367 (3.82%) Linux
4 234 (2.44%) Windows Server 2008
5 215 (2.24%) Windows Server 2003
6 182 (1.89%) Apple iOS
7 154 (1.60%) Android
8 107 (1.11%) Windows XP
9 80 (0.83%) Windows Server 2012
10 72 (0.75%) Windows 7
11 50 (0.52%) Windows 8
12 43 (0.45%) Windows 2000
13 37 (0.39%) Windows Phone
14 28 (0.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 23 (0.24%) Windows CE
16 21 (0.22%) Windows Mobile
17 16 (0.17%) Windows Phone 8
17 16 (0.17%) Ubuntu
18 12 (0.12%) CentOS
18 12 (0.12%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 2672 (27.81%) MVC
2 1595 (16.60%) Agile Software Development
3 1428 (14.86%) TDD
4 1182 (12.30%) Scrum
5 1000 (10.41%) OO
6 603 (6.28%) CRM
7 589 (6.13%) Web Development
8 579 (6.03%) SOA
9 549 (5.71%) Unit Testing
10 525 (5.46%) E-Commerce
11 520 (5.41%) Software Engineering
12 498 (5.18%) Continuous Integration
13 444 (4.62%) BDD
14 401 (4.17%) Workflow
15 349 (3.63%) Multithreading
16 347 (3.61%) Migration
16 347 (3.61%) Business Intelligence
17 332 (3.46%) Project Management
18 324 (3.37%) UML
19 285 (2.97%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 6502 (67.67%) C#
2 3466 (36.07%) SQL
3 2804 (29.18%) JavaScript
4 1180 (12.28%) Java
5 1020 (10.62%) VB.NET
6 761 (7.92%) T-SQL
7 503 (5.23%) VB
8 380 (3.95%) C++
9 331 (3.44%) PHP
10 299 (3.11%) PowerShell
11 246 (2.56%) PL/SQL
12 236 (2.46%) VBA
13 198 (2.06%) Ruby
14 184 (1.91%) VB6
15 177 (1.84%) Python
16 162 (1.69%) C
17 116 (1.21%) Perl
18 111 (1.16%) VBScript
19 86 (0.89%) XAML
20 38 (0.40%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 518 (5.39%) Degree
2 469 (4.88%) Security Cleared
3 373 (3.88%) SC Cleared
4 186 (1.94%) Microsoft Certification
5 109 (1.13%) ISTQB
6 107 (1.11%) ISEB
7 69 (0.72%) DV Cleared
8 46 (0.48%) MCTS
9 41 (0.43%) MCSD
10 36 (0.37%) ITIL Certification
11 33 (0.34%) MCSE
12 23 (0.24%) MCITP
12 23 (0.24%) MCP
13 22 (0.23%) PMI Certification
14 17 (0.18%) PMP
15 16 (0.17%) Cisco Certification
16 13 (0.14%) MCAD
16 13 (0.14%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
17 12 (0.12%) CCNA
18 10 (0.10%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 303 (3.15%) QA
2 61 (0.63%) SLA
3 33 (0.34%) ISO 9001
4 26 (0.27%) HL7
5 12 (0.12%) WCAG
6 10 (0.10%) EMIR
7 9 (0.094%) Basel III
7 9 (0.094%) Data Quality
7 9 (0.094%) Dodd-Frank
8 8 (0.083%) PCI DSS
8 8 (0.083%) WAI
8 8 (0.083%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 4 (0.042%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 3 (0.031%) ISO 9000
10 3 (0.031%) GxP
10 3 (0.031%) Solvency II
10 3 (0.031%) CRD IV
11 2 (0.021%) 21 CFR Part 11
11 2 (0.021%) GAMP
11 2 (0.021%) ISO 9002
System Software
1 198 (2.06%) Active Directory
2 68 (0.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (0.19%) Nmap
4 15 (0.16%) VMware ESX
4 15 (0.16%) Hyper-V
5 12 (0.12%) XenApp
6 10 (0.10%) Microsoft App-V
7 9 (0.094%) Oracle RAC
8 8 (0.083%) vCloud
9 7 (0.073%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
9 7 (0.073%) vSphere
10 6 (0.062%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 4 (0.042%) Platform Symphony
11 4 (0.042%) VMware ESXi
11 4 (0.042%) Varnish
11 4 (0.042%) Terminal Services
11 4 (0.042%) ISA Server
11 4 (0.042%) NDS
11 4 (0.042%) LiteSpeed
12 3 (0.031%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 82 (0.85%) HP Quality Center
2 61 (0.63%) Puppet
3 43 (0.45%) Opscode Chef
4 28 (0.29%) SCCM
5 18 (0.19%) Nessus
6 17 (0.18%) Control-M
7 16 (0.17%) WSUS
8 12 (0.12%) SCOM
8 12 (0.12%) BladeLogic
8 12 (0.12%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 10 (0.10%) Tivoli
10 8 (0.083%) HAProxy
10 8 (0.083%) Nagios
10 8 (0.083%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 7 (0.073%) Capistrano
11 7 (0.073%) Forefront Identity Manager
12 5 (0.052%) WMI
12 5 (0.052%) Data Guard
12 5 (0.052%) Zenoss
13 4 (0.042%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 2256 (23.48%) Microsoft
2 1144 (11.91%) Oracle
3 258 (2.68%) Sitecore
4 201 (2.09%) SAP
5 146 (1.52%) HP
6 129 (1.34%) JD Edwards
7 120 (1.25%) VMware
8 100 (1.04%) Telerik
9 93 (0.97%) IBM
10 88 (0.92%) Sybase
11 82 (0.85%) EPiServer
12 79 (0.82%) Adobe
13 73 (0.76%) TIBCO
14 63 (0.66%) Business Objects
15 59 (0.61%) Citrix
16 56 (0.58%) JBoss
16 56 (0.58%) Twitter
17 55 (0.57%) DevExpress
18 51 (0.53%) Salesforce.com
19 49 (0.51%) Cisco
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