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 26 January 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
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft .NET (dotNet)
Rank 14 11 9
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -2
Contract jobs citing .NET 4302 4581 5069
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 8.47% 9.41% 11.16%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 31.33% 34.86% 39.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 2964 2936 3290
Average daily rate
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£375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £527 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 54 86 112
Average hourly rate £32.50 £33.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.51% -5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.13 £16.00 £20.18
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £44.25 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £33.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-1.51% -5.71%

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
13731 13141 12896
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.05% 27.00% 28.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 9225 8312 8170
Average daily rate £390 £375 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% +4.16%
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 192 276 337
Average hourly rate £33.50 £32.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.07% -7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.46 £13.50 £19.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -7.14%

.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 26 January 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 26 January 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 26 January 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 -4 3943 £388 +3.33% 2784
London +2 1682 £425 - 743
South East -4 795 £375 +7.14% 537
City of London +2 461 £425 -5.55% 259
East of England +1 320 £383 +9.28% 241
South West -2 287 £350 - 244
North West -7 254 £310 -4.61% 383
Yorkshire -3 249 £343 +8.73% 257
Scotland +5 214 £325 - 92
West Yorkshire -1 189 £350 +8.52% 176
West Midlands -5 185 £340 +1.49% 178
Hampshire -6 176 £366 +1.03% 94
Surrey +2 164 £400 +14.28% 97
Cambridgeshire +5 145 £400 +14.28% 85
Manchester -3 144 £320 -1.53% 208
Berkshire -17 133 £375 - 113
Leeds -3 123 £350 +7.69% 108
East Midlands -4 117 £325 +8.33% 133
Buckinghamshire -5 109 £400 +6.66% 45
Glasgow +18 99 £325 +10.63% 41
Somerset +4 86 £350 -6.66% 20
Edinburgh +2 80 £375 +7.14% 38
Milton Keynes -4 77 £400 - 24
East Sussex +7 76 £325 +4.00% 37
Hertfordshire +3 75 £365 -2.66% 54
Birmingham +2 60 £375 +15.38% 56
Brighton +1 60 £325 +18.18% 25
Wales -2 59 £308 +1.82% 42
Cheshire -9 59 £301 -7.53% 85
Reading -14 58 £369 -1.66% 62

.NET
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 6110 (66.80%) C#
2 3829 (41.86%) ASP.NET
3 3642 (39.82%) SQL Server
4 3262 (35.66%) SQL
5 2957 (32.33%) Agile Software Development
6 2924 (31.97%) JavaScript
7 2717 (29.70%) HTML
8 2506 (27.40%) Microsoft
9 2491 (27.23%) MVC
10 2148 (23.48%) CSS
11 1635 (17.87%) .NET Framework
12 1594 (17.43%) jQuery
13 1525 (16.67%) WCF
14 1470 (16.07%) Finance
15 1441 (15.75%) ASP.NET MVC
16 1410 (15.41%) Web Services
17 1400 (15.31%) TDD
18 1232 (13.47%) Windows
19 1206 (13.18%) XML
20 1201 (13.13%) Oracle
21 1193 (13.04%) Visual Studio
22 1177 (12.87%) Java
23 1167 (12.76%) Scrum
24 1009 (11.03%) SharePoint
25 950 (10.39%) HTML5
26 917 (10.03%) SQL Server 2008
27 875 (9.57%) OO
28 830 (9.07%) Team Foundation Server
29 761 (8.32%) CRM
30 756 (8.27%) T-SQL

.NET
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 1009 (11.03%) SharePoint
2 626 (6.84%) IIS
3 539 (5.89%) CMS
4 338 (3.70%) BizTalk Server
5 335 (3.66%) SharePoint 2010
6 325 (3.55%) SharePoint 2013
7 221 (2.42%) Umbraco
8 172 (1.88%) Sitecore CMS
9 133 (1.45%) Node.js
10 107 (1.17%) Apache
11 102 (1.12%) WebSphere
12 83 (0.91%) Kentico
13 82 (0.90%) Tomcat
14 80 (0.87%) SharePoint Server
15 54 (0.59%) Lync
16 41 (0.45%) WebLogic
17 38 (0.42%) JBoss
18 36 (0.39%) Exchange Server 2013
19 34 (0.37%) MS Exchange
20 33 (0.36%) MQSeries
Applications
1 740 (8.09%) MS Excel
2 205 (2.24%) MS Office
3 85 (0.93%) MS Visio
4 61 (0.67%) MS PowerPoint
5 52 (0.57%) InfoPath
6 50 (0.55%) MS Project
7 45 (0.49%) Spreadsheet
8 34 (0.37%) Photoshop
9 33 (0.36%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 11 (0.12%) PowerPivot
11 10 (0.11%) SPSS
11 10 (0.11%) Adobe Illustrator
12 9 (0.098%) Mingle
13 7 (0.077%) ArcInfo
14 3 (0.033%) 3ds Max
15 2 (0.022%) Fireworks
15 2 (0.022%) InDesign
15 2 (0.022%) DOC1
15 2 (0.022%) Adobe After Effects
15 2 (0.022%) FastStats
Business Applications
1 546 (5.97%) Dynamics CRM
2 146 (1.60%) Dynamics AX
3 110 (1.20%) Oracle EBS
4 39 (0.43%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 22 (0.24%) Markit EDM
6 18 (0.20%) Dynamics NAV
7 16 (0.17%) Endur
8 12 (0.13%) Remedy ITSM
8 12 (0.13%) Oracle BPM
9 11 (0.12%) SmartPlant
9 11 (0.12%) CODA-Financials
9 11 (0.12%) Tridion
10 8 (0.087%) ZaiNet
10 8 (0.087%) Cognos Business Intelligence
11 7 (0.077%) BusinessWorks
12 6 (0.066%) WebTrends
12 6 (0.066%) Advent Portfolio Exchange
13 5 (0.055%) Oracle Retail
13 5 (0.055%) Summit
14 4 (0.044%) Google Analytics
Cloud Services
1 396 (4.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 84 (0.92%) Amazon AWS
3 75 (0.82%) SaaS
4 65 (0.71%) Cloud Computing
5 63 (0.69%) Office 365
6 48 (0.52%) PaaS
7 29 (0.32%) Amazon EC2
8 18 (0.20%) GitHub
9 16 (0.17%) Force.com
10 10 (0.11%) Google App Engine
10 10 (0.11%) Google Cloud Platform
11 9 (0.098%) Amazon S3
12 5 (0.055%) IaaS
12 5 (0.055%) Amazon ELB
12 5 (0.055%) SoftLayer
13 3 (0.033%) Amazon SQS
14 2 (0.022%) Heroku
14 2 (0.022%) MailChimp
15 1 (0.011%) Taleo
15 1 (0.011%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 213 (2.33%) HTTP
2 157 (1.72%) Intranet
3 152 (1.66%) Internet
4 142 (1.55%) TCP/IP
5 96 (1.05%) DNS
6 86 (0.94%) SSL
7 79 (0.86%) SAN
8 74 (0.81%) FTP
9 70 (0.77%) Firewall
10 48 (0.52%) DHCP
11 45 (0.49%) LDAP
12 32 (0.35%) HTTPS
12 32 (0.35%) Wireshark
13 23 (0.25%) VPN
14 18 (0.20%) NAS
15 17 (0.19%) Extranet
16 15 (0.16%) IPsec
17 14 (0.15%) AMQP
18 12 (0.13%) Wireless
18 12 (0.13%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3642 (39.82%) SQL Server
2 917 (10.03%) SQL Server 2008
3 592 (6.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 566 (6.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 367 (4.01%) SQL Server 2012
6 360 (3.94%) Oracle Database
7 316 (3.45%) SQL Server 2005
8 266 (2.91%) Relational Database
9 229 (2.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 161 (1.76%) Data Warehouse
11 159 (1.74%) MySQL
12 125 (1.37%) Oracle Database 11g
13 120 (1.31%) NoSQL
14 114 (1.25%) Oracle Reports
15 95 (1.04%) MongoDB
16 92 (1.01%) SQL Server 2000
17 86 (0.94%) MS Access
18 76 (0.83%) RDBMS
19 72 (0.79%) Oracle Database 10g
20 61 (0.67%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 1193 (13.04%) Visual Studio
2 830 (9.07%) Team Foundation Server
3 387 (4.23%) NUnit
4 322 (3.52%) Subversion
5 306 (3.35%) Selenium
6 273 (2.98%) Git (software)
7 205 (2.24%) JIRA
8 193 (2.11%) SpecFlow
9 175 (1.91%) Jenkins
10 160 (1.75%) TeamCity
11 124 (1.36%) MSTest
12 107 (1.17%) Moq
13 104 (1.14%) Rhino Mocks
14 94 (1.03%) QuickTest Pro
15 89 (0.97%) WebDriver
16 88 (0.96%) Cucumber
17 86 (0.94%) JUnit
18 72 (0.79%) MSBuild
19 63 (0.69%) Maven
20 54 (0.59%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 1470 (16.07%) Finance
2 584 (6.38%) Banking
3 278 (3.04%) Front Office
4 249 (2.72%) Investment Banking
5 230 (2.51%) Retail
6 197 (2.15%) Marketing
7 150 (1.64%) Telecoms
8 136 (1.49%) Advertising
9 135 (1.48%) Back Office
10 99 (1.08%) Manufacturing
11 91 (0.99%) Publishing
12 67 (0.73%) Legal
13 51 (0.56%) Financial Institution
14 49 (0.54%) Law
15 48 (0.52%) Electronics
16 40 (0.44%) Games
17 27 (0.30%) Pharmaceutical
18 25 (0.27%) Billing
19 21 (0.23%) Automotive
20 20 (0.22%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 6167 (67.42%) Developer
2 2791 (30.51%) .NET Developer
3 1513 (16.54%) C# Developer
4 997 (10.90%) C# .NET Developer
5 655 (7.16%) Analyst
6 637 (6.96%) Architect
7 613 (6.70%) Senior Developer
8 577 (6.31%) ASP.NET Developer
9 449 (4.91%) Web Developer
10 431 (4.71%) C# ASP.NET Developer
11 359 (3.92%) SharePoint Developer
12 292 (3.19%) SQL Developer
13 284 (3.10%) Software Developer
14 273 (2.98%) Senior .NET Developer
15 265 (2.90%) Consultant
15 265 (2.90%) CRM Developer
16 226 (2.47%) Solutions Architect
17 219 (2.39%) Test Analyst
18 201 (2.20%) Dynamics CRM Developer
19 167 (1.83%) .NET Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3829 (41.86%) ASP.NET
2 2717 (29.70%) HTML
3 2148 (23.48%) CSS
4 1635 (17.87%) .NET Framework
5 1594 (17.43%) jQuery
6 1525 (16.67%) WCF
7 1441 (15.75%) ASP.NET MVC
8 1410 (15.41%) Web Services
9 1206 (13.18%) XML
10 950 (10.39%) HTML5
11 683 (7.47%) WPF
12 666 (7.28%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
13 561 (6.13%) AngularJS
14 560 (6.12%) CSS3
15 550 (6.01%) Ajax
16 397 (4.34%) ASP.NET Web API
17 375 (4.10%) REST
18 340 (3.72%) ASP.NET MVC 4
19 317 (3.47%) WinForms
20 311 (3.40%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 455 (4.97%) Analytical Skills
2 283 (3.09%) Computer Science
3 247 (2.70%) Open Source
4 223 (2.44%) User Experience
5 181 (1.98%) Mobile App
6 130 (1.42%) N-Tier
7 127 (1.39%) Derivative
8 118 (1.29%) Inversion of Control
9 115 (1.26%) Fixed Income
10 111 (1.21%) Enterprise Software
11 110 (1.20%) NHS
12 105 (1.15%) Management Information System
13 94 (1.03%) Clustering
14 83 (0.91%) Client/Server
15 74 (0.81%) Mathematics
16 69 (0.75%) Data Structures
17 63 (0.69%) GIS
18 61 (0.67%) Visualisation
19 59 (0.65%) Market Risk
20 57 (0.62%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 1232 (13.47%) Windows
2 345 (3.77%) Linux
3 323 (3.53%) UNIX
4 213 (2.33%) Windows Server 2008
5 159 (1.74%) Android
6 151 (1.65%) Apple iOS
7 131 (1.43%) Windows Server 2003
8 74 (0.81%) Windows 7
9 71 (0.78%) Windows Server 2012
10 61 (0.67%) Windows XP
11 55 (0.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 41 (0.45%) Windows Mobile
13 36 (0.39%) Windows Phone
14 25 (0.27%) Solaris
15 22 (0.24%) Windows 8
16 18 (0.20%) AIX
16 18 (0.20%) Windows NT
16 18 (0.20%) Ubuntu
17 17 (0.19%) Windows Vista
18 16 (0.17%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 2957 (32.33%) Agile Software Development
2 2491 (27.23%) MVC
3 1400 (15.31%) TDD
4 1167 (12.76%) Scrum
5 875 (9.57%) OO
6 761 (8.32%) CRM
7 577 (6.31%) BDD
8 548 (5.99%) E-Commerce
9 546 (5.97%) Web Development
10 544 (5.95%) Continuous Integration
11 503 (5.50%) SOA
12 431 (4.71%) Unit Testing
13 379 (4.14%) Software Engineering
14 355 (3.88%) Migration
15 349 (3.82%) Project Management
16 327 (3.57%) Business Intelligence
17 313 (3.42%) Workflow
18 276 (3.02%) OOP
19 234 (2.56%) Test Scripting
20 229 (2.50%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 6110 (66.80%) C#
2 3262 (35.66%) SQL
3 2924 (31.97%) JavaScript
4 1177 (12.87%) Java
5 756 (8.27%) T-SQL
6 728 (7.96%) VB.NET
7 390 (4.26%) VB
8 387 (4.23%) C++
9 325 (3.55%) PowerShell
10 317 (3.47%) PL/SQL
11 227 (2.48%) VBA
12 213 (2.33%) Ruby
13 209 (2.28%) PHP
14 204 (2.23%) Python
15 180 (1.97%) VBScript
16 138 (1.51%) C
17 129 (1.41%) VB6
18 108 (1.18%) Perl
19 72 (0.79%) XAML
20 68 (0.74%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 558 (6.10%) Security Cleared
2 468 (5.12%) Degree
3 399 (4.36%) SC Cleared
4 178 (1.95%) ISTQB
5 161 (1.76%) Microsoft Certification
6 136 (1.49%) ISEB
7 104 (1.14%) DV Cleared
8 86 (0.94%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 75 (0.82%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 63 (0.69%) MCITP
11 39 (0.43%) Cisco Certification
12 34 (0.37%) MCTS
13 24 (0.26%) MCSE
14 20 (0.22%) ITIL Certification
15 14 (0.15%) CCNA
16 13 (0.14%) MCP
17 11 (0.12%) HND
18 9 (0.098%) BC Cleared
19 8 (0.087%) MCSA
20 7 (0.077%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 356 (3.89%) QA
2 33 (0.36%) SLA
3 30 (0.33%) ISO 9001
4 21 (0.23%) PCI DSS
4 21 (0.23%) HL7
5 17 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 12 (0.13%) ISO 9000
7 8 (0.087%) WCAG
8 5 (0.055%) WAI
8 5 (0.055%) COBIT
9 4 (0.044%) DICOM
9 4 (0.044%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 4 (0.044%) Solvency II
9 4 (0.044%) Data Quality
9 4 (0.044%) GPG13
10 2 (0.022%) Dodd-Frank
10 2 (0.022%) ISO 14001
10 2 (0.022%) Basel III
10 2 (0.022%) GxP
11 1 (0.011%) GAMP
System Software
1 235 (2.57%) Active Directory
2 58 (0.63%) VMware Infrastructure
3 39 (0.43%) Hyper-V
4 25 (0.27%) vSphere
5 16 (0.17%) vCloud
6 15 (0.16%) Nmap
7 14 (0.15%) Firmware
8 13 (0.14%) Xen
9 10 (0.11%) ISA Server
10 9 (0.098%) XenApp
11 8 (0.087%) Platform Symphony
12 7 (0.077%) Oracle RAC
12 7 (0.077%) VMware ESXi
12 7 (0.077%) Samba
13 6 (0.066%) VMware ESX
14 5 (0.055%) Forefront TMG
15 4 (0.044%) Microsoft App-V
16 3 (0.033%) Oracle RMAN
16 3 (0.033%) Terminal Server
16 3 (0.033%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 99 (1.08%) HP Quality Center
2 70 (0.77%) Puppet
3 58 (0.63%) Opscode Chef
4 38 (0.42%) SCCM
5 32 (0.35%) SCOM
6 15 (0.16%) Nessus
7 13 (0.14%) Control-M
7 13 (0.14%) ZABBIX
8 12 (0.13%) Nagios
9 11 (0.12%) Kibana
10 10 (0.11%) logstash
11 8 (0.087%) SCOrch
12 6 (0.066%) WMI
13 5 (0.055%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
13 5 (0.055%) Data Guard
13 5 (0.055%) Ansible
14 3 (0.033%) ITRS Geneos
14 3 (0.033%) Oracle Identity Manager
14 3 (0.033%) CORE IMPACT
14 3 (0.033%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 2506 (27.40%) Microsoft
2 1201 (13.13%) Oracle
3 262 (2.86%) Sitecore
4 200 (2.19%) HP
5 165 (1.80%) SAP
6 105 (1.15%) IBM
6 105 (1.15%) Salesforce.com
7 104 (1.14%) VMware
8 94 (1.03%) EPiServer
9 86 (0.94%) Sybase
10 83 (0.91%) Adobe
10 83 (0.91%) Telerik
11 77 (0.84%) Google
12 75 (0.82%) Citrix
13 72 (0.79%) TIBCO
14 60 (0.66%) Red Hat
14 60 (0.66%) Business Objects
15 56 (0.61%) JD Edwards
16 54 (0.59%) Cisco
17 53 (0.58%) Open Text
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