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 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
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft .NET (dotNet)
Rank 12 10 10
Rank change year-on-year
-2 0
Contract jobs citing .NET 4783 5221 5587
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 8.59% 9.91% 9.65%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 30.90% 34.61% 35.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 3056 3451 3525
Average daily rate
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£375 £375 £373
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +0.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £263 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 90 139
Average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £18.90 £18.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £71.00 £50.25 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £32.05
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +9.20%

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
15477 15084 15543
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.81% 28.64% 26.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 9801 9697 9556
Average daily rate £375 £375 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £529
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 218 265 367
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £33.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +4.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £20.00 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £71.00 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%

.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 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 August 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 August 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 -4 4366 £375 - 2378
London -3 1832 £425 - 719
South East -4 816 £363 -3.33% 402
City of London -1 498 £425 -5.55% 232
East of England -2 408 £350 -6.66% 213
North West -2 312 £325 +8.33% 311
South West -3 270 £330 +1.38% 202
Scotland +5 260 £350 +7.69% 141
Yorkshire 0 253 £325 +5.69% 224
West Midlands -5 251 £338 +12.50% 138
Berkshire +8 217 £400 - 66
West Yorkshire 0 183 £325 +3.58% 131
Hampshire -8 157 £363 +3.57% 87
Manchester -3 155 £325 +4.83% 156
East Midlands -3 140 £310 +12.72% 122
Surrey 0 137 £375 - 78
Leeds 0 126 £325 +4.00% 74
Cambridgeshire +1 120 £313 -26.47% 61
Glasgow +15 112 £363 +6.61% 67
Buckinghamshire -11 104 £375 +0.67% 31
Cheshire +5 89 £325 +8.33% 84
Reading +10 87 £375 -11.76% 23
Milton Keynes -10 78 £390 +4.00% 14
Edinburgh -2 75 £338 +3.84% 43
Somerset -3 75 £330 -2.78% 30
Suffolk -1 66 £400 +5.26% 35
Wales +7 64 £338 +18.42% 57
Birmingham -9 63 £350 +16.66% 36
East Sussex +5 60 £255 -27.14% 30
North East +4 60 £325 - 54

.NET
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 6409 (67.19%) C#
2 4505 (47.23%) ASP.NET
3 4165 (43.67%) SQL Server
4 3232 (33.89%) SQL
5 3065 (32.13%) JavaScript
6 2899 (30.39%) HTML
7 2820 (29.57%) MVC
8 2370 (24.85%) Microsoft
9 2184 (22.90%) CSS
10 1684 (17.66%) jQuery
11 1666 (17.47%) .NET Framework
12 1656 (17.36%) ASP.NET MVC
13 1655 (17.35%) WCF
14 1464 (15.35%) Agile Software Development
15 1456 (15.27%) Finance
16 1451 (15.21%) Windows
17 1445 (15.15%) TDD
18 1434 (15.03%) Web Services
19 1338 (14.03%) XML
20 1287 (13.49%) Visual Studio
21 1242 (13.02%) Oracle
22 1174 (12.31%) Scrum
23 1148 (12.04%) SQL Server 2008
24 1146 (12.02%) SharePoint
25 1123 (11.77%) Java
26 1004 (10.53%) HTML5
27 912 (9.56%) Team Foundation Server
28 897 (9.40%) VB.NET
29 854 (8.95%) OO
30 797 (8.36%) WPF

.NET
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 1146 (12.02%) SharePoint
2 658 (6.90%) IIS
3 565 (5.92%) CMS
4 366 (3.84%) SharePoint 2010
5 363 (3.81%) BizTalk Server
6 314 (3.29%) SharePoint 2013
7 261 (2.74%) Umbraco
8 205 (2.15%) Sitecore CMS
9 158 (1.66%) Node.js
10 115 (1.21%) SharePoint Server
11 106 (1.11%) WebSphere
12 83 (0.87%) Tomcat
13 76 (0.80%) Apache
14 47 (0.49%) MS Exchange
15 43 (0.45%) WebLogic
16 42 (0.44%) Kentico
17 34 (0.36%) Lync
18 33 (0.35%) Confluence
18 33 (0.35%) Oracle Workflow
18 33 (0.35%) ArcGIS
Applications
1 726 (7.61%) MS Excel
2 203 (2.13%) MS Office
3 117 (1.23%) InfoPath
4 62 (0.65%) Photoshop
4 62 (0.65%) MS Project
5 44 (0.46%) MS Visio
6 31 (0.33%) MS PowerPoint
7 21 (0.22%) Spreadsheet
8 11 (0.12%) Adobe Illustrator
9 9 (0.094%) Fireworks
10 7 (0.073%) SPSS
11 6 (0.063%) AutoCAD
12 4 (0.042%) Stata
12 4 (0.042%) PowerPivot
13 2 (0.021%) FastStats
13 2 (0.021%) GIMP
13 2 (0.021%) InDesign
14 1 (0.010%) Windchill
14 1 (0.010%) CPLEX
14 1 (0.010%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 440 (4.61%) Dynamics CRM
2 138 (1.45%) Dynamics AX
3 119 (1.25%) Oracle EBS
4 48 (0.50%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 35 (0.37%) Oracle CRM
6 34 (0.36%) Magento
7 31 (0.33%) Markit EDM
8 29 (0.30%) Dynamics NAV
9 20 (0.21%) Tridion
10 16 (0.17%) Oracle Applications
11 15 (0.16%) Oracle BPM
12 12 (0.13%) Google Analytics
12 12 (0.13%) Endur
13 10 (0.10%) BusinessWorks
14 9 (0.094%) Agresso
14 9 (0.094%) WebTrends
15 7 (0.073%) ZaiNet
15 7 (0.073%) Remedy ITSM
15 7 (0.073%) Aligne
16 5 (0.052%) TRIRIGA
Cloud Services
1 344 (3.61%) Microsoft Azure
2 96 (1.01%) SaaS
3 80 (0.84%) Office 365
4 75 (0.79%) Amazon AWS
5 58 (0.61%) PaaS
6 43 (0.45%) Cloud Computing
6 43 (0.45%) Amazon EC2
7 20 (0.21%) Force.com
8 15 (0.16%) GitHub
9 11 (0.12%) Google App Engine
10 10 (0.10%) Amazon S3
11 9 (0.094%) IaaS
12 7 (0.073%) CloudFront
13 5 (0.052%) Amazon ELB
13 5 (0.052%) Amazon SQS
14 3 (0.031%) IBM SmartCloud
15 2 (0.021%) Basecamp
15 2 (0.021%) SuccessFactors
15 2 (0.021%) Trello
16 1 (0.010%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 199 (2.09%) HTTP
2 172 (1.80%) TCP/IP
3 157 (1.65%) Internet
4 151 (1.58%) Intranet
5 100 (1.05%) DNS
6 84 (0.88%) LDAP
7 82 (0.86%) Firewall
8 74 (0.78%) SSL
9 63 (0.66%) SAN
9 63 (0.66%) FTP
10 60 (0.63%) HTTPS
11 36 (0.38%) DHCP
11 36 (0.38%) Wireshark
12 28 (0.29%) Extranet
13 24 (0.25%) VPN
14 22 (0.23%) WAN
15 21 (0.22%) IPsec
16 20 (0.21%) Wireless
17 18 (0.19%) LAN
18 17 (0.18%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4165 (43.67%) SQL Server
2 1148 (12.04%) SQL Server 2008
3 654 (6.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 576 (6.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 441 (4.62%) SQL Server 2005
6 429 (4.50%) SQL Server 2012
7 274 (2.87%) Relational Database
8 230 (2.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 223 (2.34%) Data Warehouse
10 221 (2.32%) Oracle Database
11 195 (2.04%) MySQL
12 124 (1.30%) NoSQL
13 122 (1.28%) Oracle Reports
14 112 (1.17%) SQL Server 2000
15 97 (1.02%) RDBMS
15 97 (1.02%) MongoDB
16 78 (0.82%) DTS
17 76 (0.80%) Oracle Database 11g
18 73 (0.77%) OLAP
19 66 (0.69%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 1287 (13.49%) Visual Studio
2 912 (9.56%) Team Foundation Server
3 326 (3.42%) NUnit
4 310 (3.25%) Git (software)
5 280 (2.94%) Subversion
6 275 (2.88%) TeamCity
7 246 (2.58%) Selenium
8 199 (2.09%) JIRA
9 173 (1.81%) SpecFlow
10 167 (1.75%) QuickTest Pro
11 112 (1.17%) Maven
11 112 (1.17%) MSBuild
11 112 (1.17%) Jenkins
12 109 (1.14%) MSTest
13 88 (0.92%) Cucumber
14 81 (0.85%) Rhino Mocks
14 81 (0.85%) WebDriver
15 77 (0.81%) JUnit
16 66 (0.69%) Moq
17 65 (0.68%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 1456 (15.27%) Finance
2 641 (6.72%) Banking
3 289 (3.03%) Front Office
4 263 (2.76%) Investment Banking
5 231 (2.42%) Marketing
6 228 (2.39%) Retail
7 185 (1.94%) Back Office
8 143 (1.50%) Advertising
9 133 (1.39%) Telecoms
10 111 (1.16%) Manufacturing
11 73 (0.77%) Publishing
12 71 (0.74%) Legal
13 54 (0.57%) Electronics
14 44 (0.46%) Financial Institution
15 43 (0.45%) Law
16 29 (0.30%) Games
17 28 (0.29%) Pharmaceutical
18 25 (0.26%) Automotive
19 21 (0.22%) Billing
20 18 (0.19%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 6497 (68.12%) Developer
2 3088 (32.38%) .NET Developer
3 1715 (17.98%) C# Developer
4 1170 (12.27%) C# .NET Developer
5 761 (7.98%) ASP.NET Developer
6 672 (7.05%) Analyst
7 569 (5.97%) Web Developer
8 556 (5.83%) Senior Developer
9 550 (5.77%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 537 (5.63%) Architect
11 434 (4.55%) SharePoint Developer
12 304 (3.19%) Senior .NET Developer
13 299 (3.13%) SQL Developer
14 288 (3.02%) Software Developer
15 277 (2.90%) Consultant
16 232 (2.43%) Solutions Architect
16 232 (2.43%) VB.NET Developer
17 229 (2.40%) CRM Developer
18 219 (2.30%) Test Analyst
19 195 (2.04%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4505 (47.23%) ASP.NET
2 2899 (30.39%) HTML
3 2184 (22.90%) CSS
4 1684 (17.66%) jQuery
5 1666 (17.47%) .NET Framework
6 1656 (17.36%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1655 (17.35%) WCF
8 1434 (15.03%) Web Services
9 1338 (14.03%) XML
10 1004 (10.53%) HTML5
11 797 (8.36%) WPF
12 698 (7.32%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
13 608 (6.37%) Ajax
14 552 (5.79%) CSS3
15 468 (4.91%) LINQ
16 441 (4.62%) ASP.NET MVC 4
17 410 (4.30%) ASP.NET Web Forms
18 402 (4.21%) WinForms
19 396 (4.15%) REST
20 372 (3.90%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 210 (2.20%) Computer Science
2 179 (1.88%) Mobile App
3 170 (1.78%) N-Tier
4 166 (1.74%) Open Source
5 154 (1.61%) Enterprise Software
6 114 (1.20%) Derivative
7 111 (1.16%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 105 (1.10%) Fixed Income
9 98 (1.03%) Inversion of Control
10 97 (1.02%) Client/Server
11 80 (0.84%) Management Information System
12 65 (0.68%) Clustering
12 65 (0.68%) NHS
13 64 (0.67%) GIS
14 60 (0.63%) Market Risk
15 57 (0.60%) Credit Risk
16 56 (0.59%) Visualisation
17 52 (0.55%) Mathematics
18 48 (0.50%) Data Integration
19 47 (0.49%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 1451 (15.21%) Windows
2 395 (4.14%) UNIX
3 335 (3.51%) Linux
4 259 (2.72%) Windows Server 2008
5 203 (2.13%) Windows Server 2003
6 138 (1.45%) Apple iOS
7 136 (1.43%) Windows Server 2012
8 119 (1.25%) Android
9 92 (0.96%) Windows XP
10 49 (0.51%) Windows 7
11 47 (0.49%) Windows 2000
12 35 (0.37%) Windows 8
13 34 (0.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 29 (0.30%) Windows Phone
15 21 (0.22%) Windows Mobile
16 19 (0.20%) Solaris
17 16 (0.17%) Windows CE
18 14 (0.15%) Windows NT
18 14 (0.15%) Windows Phone 8
19 9 (0.094%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 2820 (29.57%) MVC
2 1464 (15.35%) Agile Software Development
3 1445 (15.15%) TDD
4 1174 (12.31%) Scrum
5 854 (8.95%) OO
6 753 (7.89%) CRM
7 683 (7.16%) Web Development
8 618 (6.48%) Unit Testing
9 598 (6.27%) Continuous Integration
10 537 (5.63%) BDD
11 513 (5.38%) E-Commerce
12 445 (4.67%) SOA
13 421 (4.41%) Workflow
14 420 (4.40%) Software Engineering
15 357 (3.74%) Migration
16 349 (3.66%) Project Management
17 309 (3.24%) OOP
18 302 (3.17%) Business Intelligence
19 278 (2.91%) UML
20 272 (2.85%) MVVM
Programming Languages
1 6409 (67.19%) C#
2 3232 (33.89%) SQL
3 3065 (32.13%) JavaScript
4 1123 (11.77%) Java
5 897 (9.40%) VB.NET
6 766 (8.03%) T-SQL
7 511 (5.36%) VB
8 362 (3.80%) PowerShell
9 306 (3.21%) PL/SQL
10 304 (3.19%) C++
11 265 (2.78%) PHP
12 215 (2.25%) Python
13 181 (1.90%) VBA
14 173 (1.81%) Ruby
15 163 (1.71%) VBScript
16 158 (1.66%) Perl
17 153 (1.60%) VB6
18 146 (1.53%) C
19 106 (1.11%) XAML
20 51 (0.53%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 641 (6.72%) Security Cleared
2 518 (5.43%) SC Cleared
3 509 (5.34%) Degree
4 256 (2.68%) ISTQB
5 204 (2.14%) Microsoft Certification
6 143 (1.50%) DV Cleared
7 125 (1.31%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 125 (1.31%) ISEB
8 94 (0.99%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 76 (0.80%) MCITP
10 59 (0.62%) MCSE
11 47 (0.49%) Cisco Certification
12 41 (0.43%) MCTS
13 35 (0.37%) MCSD
14 21 (0.22%) CCNA
15 19 (0.20%) ITIL Certification
16 16 (0.17%) PMI Certification
17 15 (0.16%) PMP
18 14 (0.15%) MCP
19 12 (0.13%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 390 (4.09%) QA
2 41 (0.43%) SLA
3 38 (0.40%) ISO 9001
4 24 (0.25%) HL7
5 15 (0.16%) PCI DSS
5 15 (0.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 11 (0.12%) Basel III
6 11 (0.12%) Data Quality
7 7 (0.073%) EMIR
8 6 (0.063%) GPG13
8 6 (0.063%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 5 (0.052%) Dodd-Frank
10 4 (0.042%) ISO 14001
11 3 (0.031%) WCAG
11 3 (0.031%) ISO 9000
12 2 (0.021%) DICOM
12 2 (0.021%) WAI
12 2 (0.021%) ISO 9002
12 2 (0.021%) CRD IV
13 1 (0.010%) COREP
System Software
1 200 (2.10%) Active Directory
2 47 (0.49%) VMware Infrastructure
3 23 (0.24%) Nmap
4 20 (0.21%) Hyper-V
5 11 (0.12%) vCloud
6 10 (0.10%) Xen
7 7 (0.073%) vSphere
8 6 (0.063%) Microsoft App-V
9 5 (0.052%) NDS
9 5 (0.052%) ISA Server
9 5 (0.052%) VMware ESXi
10 4 (0.042%) VMware ESX
10 4 (0.042%) Oracle RAC
11 3 (0.031%) Terminal Server
11 3 (0.031%) UAG
11 3 (0.031%) Varnish
11 3 (0.031%) XenApp
11 3 (0.031%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 2 (0.021%) DFS Replication
12 2 (0.021%) IAG
Systems Management
1 132 (1.38%) HP Quality Center
2 63 (0.66%) Opscode Chef
3 61 (0.64%) Puppet
4 40 (0.42%) Control-M
5 27 (0.28%) SCCM
6 23 (0.24%) Nessus
6 23 (0.24%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 21 (0.22%) SCOM
8 13 (0.14%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 8 (0.084%) ITRS Geneos
9 8 (0.084%) WMI
9 8 (0.084%) BladeLogic
9 8 (0.084%) Vagrant
10 7 (0.073%) Nagios
10 7 (0.073%) SCOrch
11 5 (0.052%) WSUS
12 4 (0.042%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 4 (0.042%) Zenoss
12 4 (0.042%) Kibana
13 3 (0.031%) CORE IMPACT
Vendors
1 2370 (24.85%) Microsoft
2 1242 (13.02%) Oracle
3 309 (3.24%) HP
4 280 (2.94%) Sitecore
5 204 (2.14%) SAP
6 119 (1.25%) EPiServer
7 116 (1.22%) IBM
8 90 (0.94%) JD Edwards
9 89 (0.93%) Sybase
10 82 (0.86%) Salesforce.com
11 81 (0.85%) VMware
12 68 (0.71%) Business Objects
13 67 (0.70%) Cisco
14 63 (0.66%) Citrix
15 59 (0.62%) TIBCO
16 57 (0.60%) Adobe
17 54 (0.57%) Telerik
17 54 (0.57%) DevExpress
18 51 (0.53%) Google
19 48 (0.50%) Red Gate
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