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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft .NET (dotNet)
Rank 15 13 11
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -2
Contract jobs citing .NET 4698 4774 5214
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 8.02% 8.58% 9.90%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 28.76% 30.57% 34.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 3327 3050 3448
Average daily rate
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£388 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £265 £263
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 67 61 89
Average hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.94 £20.00 £18.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.27 £71.00 £50.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.00 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%

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
16337 15619 15306
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.89% 28.09% 29.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 11094 9900 9829
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £265 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 288 218 264
Average hourly rate £39.25 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.14% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £17.50 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £71.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.25 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+12.14% -

.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 August 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 28 August 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 28 August 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 -3 4411 £390 +4.00% 2421
London 0 1849 £450 +5.88% 676
South East -4 800 £375 +3.44% 424
City of London +4 510 £475 +11.76% 146
South West +4 364 £350 +6.22% 213
Yorkshire -1 348 £350 +7.69% 191
North West -16 270 £365 +12.30% 328
East of England -4 268 £363 +3.57% 157
West Yorkshire -2 229 £350 +7.69% 106
West Midlands -2 208 £350 +3.70% 235
East Midlands +2 195 £325 +4.83% 143
Leeds -8 163 £350 +7.69% 69
Berkshire -10 158 £400 - 71
Hampshire -7 155 £350 -3.44% 85
Scotland -23 128 £326 -6.78% 74
Bristol +18 118 £350 +7.69% 49
North East -5 116 £325 - 52
Buckinghamshire -1 108 £400 +6.66% 46
Surrey -12 105 £400 +6.66% 77
Manchester -17 104 £325 - 170
Cambridgeshire -5 99 £365 +16.80% 56
Reading 0 94 £425 +13.33% 36
Wales +3 88 £363 +7.40% 24
Milton Keynes -1 82 £400 +2.56% 27
Cheshire -12 81 £365 +12.30% 81
West Sussex +10 77 £368 +16.66% 22
Kent +7 77 £338 +15.38% 36
Tyne and Wear -1 71 £375 +7.14% 32
Nottinghamshire +2 70 £365 +12.30% 59
Oxfordshire 0 69 £380 +26.66% 50

.NET
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 6151 (66.58%) C#
2 3938 (42.62%) SQL Server
3 3690 (39.94%) ASP.NET
4 3248 (35.16%) SQL
5 3247 (35.14%) Agile Software Development
6 3028 (32.77%) JavaScript
7 2831 (30.64%) MVC
8 2618 (28.34%) HTML
9 2437 (26.38%) Microsoft
10 2094 (22.66%) CSS
11 1785 (19.32%) .NET Framework
12 1639 (17.74%) Finance
13 1580 (17.10%) TDD
14 1578 (17.08%) jQuery
15 1519 (16.44%) ASP.NET MVC
16 1336 (14.46%) Web Services
17 1313 (14.21%) Windows
18 1295 (14.02%) Scrum
19 1291 (13.97%) WCF
20 1226 (13.27%) Java
21 1137 (12.31%) Visual Studio
22 1049 (11.35%) XML
23 1034 (11.19%) HTML5
24 992 (10.74%) AngularJS
25 976 (10.56%) Oracle
26 886 (9.59%) Team Foundation Server
27 834 (9.03%) SharePoint
28 786 (8.51%) T-SQL
29 782 (8.46%) Entity Framework
30 781 (8.45%) SQL Server 2008

.NET
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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
1 834 (9.03%) SharePoint
2 711 (7.70%) IIS
3 544 (5.89%) CMS
4 303 (3.28%) BizTalk Server
5 289 (3.13%) SharePoint 2013
6 283 (3.06%) Umbraco
7 217 (2.35%) SharePoint 2010
8 214 (2.32%) Node.js
9 181 (1.96%) Sitecore CMS
10 150 (1.62%) Tomcat
11 144 (1.56%) Apache
12 112 (1.21%) WebSphere
13 107 (1.16%) JBoss
14 58 (0.63%) nginx
15 56 (0.61%) Kentico
16 55 (0.60%) Jetty
17 40 (0.43%) K2 blackpearl
17 40 (0.43%) SAS
18 39 (0.42%) Elasticsearch
19 37 (0.40%) WebLogic
Applications
1 724 (7.84%) MS Excel
2 233 (2.52%) MS Office
3 66 (0.71%) MS Visio
4 51 (0.55%) MS PowerPoint
5 47 (0.51%) Photoshop
6 42 (0.45%) InfoPath
7 35 (0.38%) MS Project
8 20 (0.22%) PowerPivot
9 18 (0.19%) Spreadsheet
10 16 (0.17%) Adobe Illustrator
11 7 (0.076%) Mingle
12 6 (0.065%) Adobe Creative Suite
13 4 (0.043%) Fireworks
14 1 (0.011%) Simulink
14 1 (0.011%) InDesign
14 1 (0.011%) Pro/ENGINEER
14 1 (0.011%) Adobe After Effects
14 1 (0.011%) FastStats
14 1 (0.011%) GNU Octave
14 1 (0.011%) Siemens NX
Business Applications
1 347 (3.76%) Dynamics CRM
2 104 (1.13%) Dynamics AX
3 29 (0.31%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 23 (0.25%) Markit EDM
5 21 (0.23%) Oracle EBS
6 16 (0.17%) Oracle BPM
7 13 (0.14%) Adobe Campaign
8 12 (0.13%) Endur
9 11 (0.12%) Dynamics NAV
10 10 (0.11%) Magento
10 10 (0.11%) WebTrends
11 8 (0.087%) Tridion
11 8 (0.087%) Summit
12 6 (0.065%) Visualfiles
12 6 (0.065%) Agresso
13 5 (0.054%) Maximo
13 5 (0.054%) Remedy ITSM
14 4 (0.043%) Aligne
14 4 (0.043%) Algo Collateral
14 4 (0.043%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 352 (3.81%) Microsoft Azure
2 222 (2.40%) Amazon AWS
3 133 (1.44%) Office 365
4 122 (1.32%) Cloud Computing
5 70 (0.76%) Amazon EC2
6 60 (0.65%) Google Cloud Platform
7 53 (0.57%) Google App Engine
8 52 (0.56%) SaaS
8 52 (0.56%) IaaS
9 42 (0.45%) Google Analytics
10 32 (0.35%) GitHub
11 13 (0.14%) Adobe Analytics
11 13 (0.14%) PaaS
12 9 (0.097%) Azure Active Directory
13 6 (0.065%) Google Drive
14 5 (0.054%) Rackspace Cloud
14 5 (0.054%) Google Apps
15 4 (0.043%) Amazon S3
15 4 (0.043%) Yammer
15 4 (0.043%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 228 (2.47%) Internet
2 200 (2.16%) HTTP
3 118 (1.28%) TCP/IP
4 115 (1.24%) FTP
5 111 (1.20%) Firewall
6 107 (1.16%) Intranet
7 105 (1.14%) DNS
8 79 (0.86%) SSL
8 79 (0.86%) DHCP
9 62 (0.67%) LDAP
9 62 (0.67%) IPsec
10 46 (0.50%) SAN
11 31 (0.34%) SSH
12 27 (0.29%) VPN
13 23 (0.25%) Extranet
14 22 (0.24%) 3G
14 22 (0.24%) Telnet
15 21 (0.23%) Wi-Fi
16 19 (0.21%) 4G
17 16 (0.17%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3938 (42.62%) SQL Server
2 781 (8.45%) SQL Server 2008
3 706 (7.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 680 (7.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 495 (5.36%) SQL Server 2012
6 333 (3.60%) Relational Database
7 308 (3.33%) Data Warehouse
8 293 (3.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 291 (3.15%) Oracle Database
10 249 (2.70%) SQL Server 2005
11 218 (2.36%) MongoDB
12 197 (2.13%) NoSQL
13 190 (2.06%) MySQL
14 144 (1.56%) Oracle Database 11g
15 101 (1.09%) Big Data
16 99 (1.07%) RDBMS
17 96 (1.04%) SQL Server 2000
18 91 (0.98%) BusinessObjects
19 89 (0.96%) Oracle Database 10g
20 80 (0.87%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 1137 (12.31%) Visual Studio
2 886 (9.59%) Team Foundation Server
3 404 (4.37%) Git (software)
4 366 (3.96%) Subversion
5 336 (3.64%) Selenium
6 315 (3.41%) NUnit
7 258 (2.79%) TeamCity
8 253 (2.74%) Jenkins
9 214 (2.32%) JIRA
10 207 (2.24%) SpecFlow
11 123 (1.33%) MSBuild
12 98 (1.06%) Cucumber
13 88 (0.95%) WebDriver
14 80 (0.87%) ReSharper
15 74 (0.80%) Maven
16 68 (0.74%) Rhino Mocks
17 66 (0.71%) MSTest
18 65 (0.70%) Octopus Deploy
19 58 (0.63%) Moq
20 57 (0.62%) JMeter
General
1 1639 (17.74%) Finance
2 750 (8.12%) Banking
3 353 (3.82%) Investment Banking
4 295 (3.19%) Front Office
5 240 (2.60%) Retail
6 200 (2.16%) Marketing
7 171 (1.85%) Back Office
8 127 (1.37%) Telecoms
9 119 (1.29%) Manufacturing
10 99 (1.07%) Legal
11 87 (0.94%) Advertising
12 86 (0.93%) Law
13 59 (0.64%) Financial Institution
14 58 (0.63%) Publishing
15 45 (0.49%) Games
16 36 (0.39%) Electronics
17 30 (0.32%) Pharmaceutical
17 30 (0.32%) Military
18 29 (0.31%) Automotive
19 24 (0.26%) Billing
Job Titles
1 6172 (66.80%) Developer
2 2811 (30.43%) .NET Developer
3 1457 (15.77%) C# Developer
4 917 (9.93%) C# .NET Developer
5 734 (7.94%) Analyst
6 590 (6.39%) Architect
7 522 (5.65%) Senior Developer
8 504 (5.46%) ASP.NET Developer
9 494 (5.35%) Web Developer
10 342 (3.70%) C# ASP.NET Developer
11 308 (3.33%) SQL Developer
12 267 (2.89%) Software Developer
13 233 (2.52%) SharePoint Developer
14 225 (2.44%) Consultant
15 217 (2.35%) Senior .NET Developer
16 209 (2.26%) Solutions Architect
17 199 (2.15%) Test Analyst
18 180 (1.95%) CRM Developer
19 178 (1.93%) Software Engineer
20 173 (1.87%) Front-End Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3690 (39.94%) ASP.NET
2 2618 (28.34%) HTML
3 2094 (22.66%) CSS
4 1785 (19.32%) .NET Framework
5 1578 (17.08%) jQuery
6 1519 (16.44%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1336 (14.46%) Web Services
8 1291 (13.97%) WCF
9 1049 (11.35%) XML
10 1034 (11.19%) HTML5
11 992 (10.74%) AngularJS
12 782 (8.46%) Entity Framework
13 751 (8.13%) ASP.NET Web API
14 665 (7.20%) WPF
15 592 (6.41%) CSS3
16 489 (5.29%) SOAP
17 405 (4.38%) REST
18 389 (4.21%) Ajax
19 371 (4.02%) KnockoutJS
20 365 (3.95%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 471 (5.10%) Analytical Skills
2 226 (2.45%) User Experience
3 217 (2.35%) Computer Science
4 204 (2.21%) N-Tier
5 195 (2.11%) Derivative
6 175 (1.89%) Enterprise Software
7 148 (1.60%) Management Information System
8 133 (1.44%) Mobile App
9 125 (1.35%) Client/Server
10 121 (1.31%) Fixed Income
11 91 (0.98%) Visualisation
12 90 (0.97%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 86 (0.93%) Data Structures
14 78 (0.84%) NHS
15 76 (0.82%) Equity Derivative
15 76 (0.82%) Hedge funds
16 75 (0.81%) Inversion of Control
17 70 (0.76%) Market Risk
18 63 (0.68%) Credit Risk
19 60 (0.65%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 1313 (14.21%) Windows
2 483 (5.23%) Linux
3 364 (3.94%) UNIX
4 214 (2.32%) Windows Server 2008
5 170 (1.84%) Windows Server 2012
6 128 (1.39%) Apple iOS
7 117 (1.27%) Windows Server 2003
8 112 (1.21%) Android
9 74 (0.80%) Windows 7
10 50 (0.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 32 (0.35%) Windows Phone
11 32 (0.35%) Mac OS X
12 24 (0.26%) Ubuntu
13 21 (0.23%) Windows 8
14 20 (0.22%) Windows Mobile
14 20 (0.22%) Windows XP
15 18 (0.19%) Windows 2000
16 17 (0.18%) Solaris
16 17 (0.18%) Windows CE
17 16 (0.17%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 3247 (35.14%) Agile Software Development
2 2831 (30.64%) MVC
3 1580 (17.10%) TDD
4 1295 (14.02%) Scrum
5 717 (7.76%) OO
6 670 (7.25%) Unit Testing
7 669 (7.24%) BDD
8 663 (7.18%) Continuous Integration
9 573 (6.20%) CRM
10 566 (6.13%) E-Commerce
11 563 (6.09%) SDLC
12 548 (5.93%) Web Development
13 481 (5.21%) SOA
14 465 (5.03%) Business Intelligence
15 438 (4.74%) Software Engineering
16 350 (3.79%) Migration
17 291 (3.15%) Project Management
17 291 (3.15%) DevOps
18 271 (2.93%) ITIL
19 270 (2.92%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 6151 (66.58%) C#
2 3248 (35.16%) SQL
3 3028 (32.77%) JavaScript
4 1226 (13.27%) Java
5 786 (8.51%) T-SQL
6 730 (7.90%) VB.NET
7 523 (5.66%) VB
8 452 (4.89%) PowerShell
9 428 (4.63%) C++
10 294 (3.18%) Python
11 240 (2.60%) PL/SQL
12 230 (2.49%) VBA
13 229 (2.48%) PHP
14 220 (2.38%) Ruby
15 166 (1.80%) VB6
16 144 (1.56%) VBScript
17 134 (1.45%) Perl
18 115 (1.24%) C
19 80 (0.87%) TypeScript
20 72 (0.78%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 478 (5.17%) Security Cleared
2 457 (4.95%) Degree
3 304 (3.29%) SC Cleared
4 142 (1.54%) ISEB
5 138 (1.49%) Microsoft Certification
6 96 (1.04%) ISTQB
7 95 (1.03%) DV Cleared
8 50 (0.54%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 35 (0.38%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 32 (0.35%) MCITP
11 31 (0.34%) Cisco Certification
12 22 (0.24%) CISSP
13 19 (0.21%) MCP
14 18 (0.19%) MCSE
15 17 (0.18%) MCTS
16 16 (0.17%) MCSD
17 13 (0.14%) CCNA
18 12 (0.13%) HND
18 12 (0.13%) Oracle Certification
19 11 (0.12%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 306 (3.31%) QA
2 74 (0.80%) SLA
3 45 (0.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 16 (0.17%) HL7
5 15 (0.16%) ISO 9001
6 14 (0.15%) ISO 9000
7 13 (0.14%) Data Quality
8 12 (0.13%) Dodd-Frank
8 12 (0.13%) PCI DSS
9 11 (0.12%) TickIT
10 7 (0.076%) EMIR
11 6 (0.065%) Solvency II
12 4 (0.043%) BS25999
13 3 (0.032%) ISO 14001
13 3 (0.032%) COBIT
13 3 (0.032%) MiFID
13 3 (0.032%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 3 (0.032%) Basel II
14 2 (0.022%) GxP
14 2 (0.022%) DICOM
System Software
1 188 (2.03%) Active Directory
2 158 (1.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 44 (0.48%) Microsoft App-V
4 42 (0.45%) Xen
5 27 (0.29%) vSphere
6 22 (0.24%) Hyper-V
7 17 (0.18%) ISA Server
8 16 (0.17%) Docker
9 13 (0.14%) vCloud
10 11 (0.12%) XenApp
11 10 (0.11%) VMware ESX
12 9 (0.097%) GridGain
13 8 (0.087%) Terminal Services
14 7 (0.076%) Firmware
14 7 (0.076%) Tivoli Directory Server
15 6 (0.065%) XenDesktop
16 5 (0.054%) Veritas Cluster Server
16 5 (0.054%) Snort
17 4 (0.043%) Squid
17 4 (0.043%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 136 (1.47%) Opscode Chef
2 117 (1.27%) Puppet
3 53 (0.57%) SCCM
4 44 (0.48%) BladeLogic
5 35 (0.38%) StatsD
6 32 (0.35%) Vagrant
7 30 (0.32%) HP Quality Center
8 25 (0.27%) Tivoli
8 25 (0.27%) ITRS Geneos
9 24 (0.26%) CA Single Sign-On
10 23 (0.25%) Control-M
11 21 (0.23%) Ansible
12 19 (0.21%) Nagios
13 16 (0.17%) SCOM
14 13 (0.14%) Tivoli Identity Manager
15 11 (0.12%) Forefront Identity Manager
16 10 (0.11%) logstash
16 10 (0.11%) Oracle RMAN
16 10 (0.11%) ZABBIX
17 9 (0.097%) Foglight
Vendors
1 2437 (26.38%) Microsoft
2 976 (10.56%) Oracle
3 279 (3.02%) Sitecore
4 219 (2.37%) VMware
5 157 (1.70%) IBM
6 147 (1.59%) Google
7 139 (1.50%) HP
8 120 (1.30%) EPiServer
9 111 (1.20%) Sybase
10 101 (1.09%) SAP
11 95 (1.03%) Citrix
12 83 (0.90%) Telerik
13 72 (0.78%) Adobe
14 70 (0.76%) Tableau
15 69 (0.75%) Twitter
16 68 (0.74%) Cisco
17 60 (0.65%) Xamarin
18 58 (0.63%) TIBCO
19 55 (0.60%) Red Hat
20 53 (0.57%) JD Edwards
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