The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire with a requirement for .NET skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited .NET over the 3 months to 22 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Microsoft .NET (dotNet)
East of England / Bedfordshire
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 17 16 19
Rank change year-on-year -1 +3  
Contract jobs citing .NET 33 20 25
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 9.19% 6.23% 6.81%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 25.98% 38.46% 50.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 18 20
Median daily rate £425 £513 £381
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -17.07% +34.42%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £325 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £602 £568
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £338
% change year-on-year +3.57% +3.70%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.25 £40.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +8.12% -  

.NET is in the industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
Bedfordshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 127 52 50
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire 35.38% 16.20% 13.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 91 37 39
Median daily rate £375 £463 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -18.91% +23.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £350 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £36.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £36.00 £38.89
% change year-on-year +18.05% -7.41%  

.NET
Job Vacancy Trend in Bedfordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Bedfordshire citing .NET as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

Job vacancy trend for .NET in Bedfordshire

.NET
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing .NET in Bedfordshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for .NET in Bedfordshire

.NET
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing .NET in Bedfordshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for .NET in Bedfordshire

.NET
Contract Job Locations in Bedfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing .NET within the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 22 June 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Luton +1 16 £480 -18.29% 2
Bedford +3 11 £388 +29.16% 2
Dunstable - 1 £425 - 4
.NET
East of England

For the 6 months to 22 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing .NET also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Bedfordshire region with a requirement for .NET.

1 30 (56.60%) C#
2 21 (39.62%) Microsoft
3 19 (35.85%) SQL
4 14 (26.42%) Java
4 14 (26.42%) .NET Framework
5 13 (24.53%) MVC
6 12 (22.64%) Windows
7 11 (20.75%) Agile Software Development
7 11 (20.75%) ASP.NET
8 10 (18.87%) DevOps
9 9 (16.98%) Microsoft Azure
9 9 (16.98%) SQL Server
10 8 (15.09%) XML
10 8 (15.09%) Visual Studio
10 8 (15.09%) JIRA
10 8 (15.09%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 8 (15.09%) Git (software)
10 8 (15.09%) Confluence
11 7 (13.21%) TeamCity
11 7 (13.21%) Release Automation
11 7 (13.21%) IBM Integration Bus
11 7 (13.21%) WebSphere
11 7 (13.21%) Web Development
11 7 (13.21%) Oracle
11 7 (13.21%) JavaScript
11 7 (13.21%) UML
11 7 (13.21%) SharePoint
11 7 (13.21%) Unix
11 7 (13.21%) BizTalk Server
11 7 (13.21%) WebSphere MQ

.NET
Co-occurring IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 8 (15.09%) Confluence
2 7 (13.21%) BizTalk Server
2 7 (13.21%) SharePoint
2 7 (13.21%) WebSphere
3 5 (9.43%) CMS
3 5 (9.43%) IBM Transformation Extender
3 5 (9.43%) SharePoint 2013
4 4 (7.55%) WebSphere Application Server
5 2 (3.77%) Sitecore CMS
5 2 (3.77%) Umbraco
6 1 (1.89%) EPiServer
6 1 (1.89%) IIS
6 1 (1.89%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 1 (1.89%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.89%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 9 (16.98%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (9.43%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.89%) Dynamics 365
3 1 (1.89%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.77%) HTTP
2 1 (1.89%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (16.98%) SQL Server
2 4 (7.55%) EDRMS
2 4 (7.55%) GIS
3 2 (3.77%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (1.89%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (1.89%) RDBMS
4 1 (1.89%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.89%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 8 (15.09%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 8 (15.09%) Git (software)
1 8 (15.09%) JIRA
1 8 (15.09%) Visual Studio
2 7 (13.21%) TeamCity
3 6 (11.32%) Ant
3 6 (11.32%) Artifactory
3 6 (11.32%) MSBuild
3 6 (11.32%) Sonatype Nexus
4 2 (3.77%) Bitbucket
4 2 (3.77%) Bower
5 1 (1.89%) NUnit
5 1 (1.89%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 6 (11.32%) Retail
2 1 (1.89%) Advertising
2 1 (1.89%) Finance
2 1 (1.89%) Manufacturing
2 1 (1.89%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 27 (50.94%) Developer
2 12 (22.64%) .NET Developer
3 11 (20.75%) C# Developer
4 10 (18.87%) Consultant
5 9 (16.98%) C# .NET Developer
6 6 (11.32%) Integration Developer
7 5 (9.43%) Architect
7 5 (9.43%) SharePoint Consultant
7 5 (9.43%) Technical Architect
8 4 (7.55%) .NET Software Developer
8 4 (7.55%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
8 4 (7.55%) C# Software Developer
8 4 (7.55%) DevOps Consultant
8 4 (7.55%) Senior .NET Developer
8 4 (7.55%) Senior Developer
8 4 (7.55%) Software Developer
8 4 (7.55%) SQL Developer
8 4 (7.55%) Systems Developer
9 3 (5.66%) DevOps Engineer
9 3 (5.66%) Senior C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (26.42%) .NET Framework
2 11 (20.75%) ASP.NET
3 8 (15.09%) XML
4 7 (13.21%) IBM Integration Bus
4 7 (13.21%) WebSphere MQ
5 6 (11.32%) AngularJS
5 6 (11.32%) ASP.NET MVC
5 6 (11.32%) ASP.NET Web API
6 5 (9.43%) HTML
6 5 (9.43%) jQuery
6 5 (9.43%) JSON
6 5 (9.43%) Middleware
7 4 (7.55%) CSS
7 4 (7.55%) Entity Framework
7 4 (7.55%) REST
8 2 (3.77%) LINQ
8 2 (3.77%) WCF
8 2 (3.77%) WinForms
9 1 (1.89%) SOAP
9 1 (1.89%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 5 (9.43%) RIA
2 4 (7.55%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (3.77%) Greenfield Project
3 2 (3.77%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.89%) CMDB
4 1 (1.89%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.89%) Hybrid Cloud
4 1 (1.89%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 12 (22.64%) Windows
2 7 (13.21%) Unix
3 5 (9.43%) Linux
4 2 (3.77%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (24.53%) MVC
2 11 (20.75%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (18.87%) DevOps
4 7 (13.21%) Release Automation
4 7 (13.21%) UML
4 7 (13.21%) Web Development
5 6 (11.32%) Functional Programming
5 6 (11.32%) TDD
6 5 (9.43%) Microservices
6 5 (9.43%) Workflow
7 4 (7.55%) Break/Fix
7 4 (7.55%) E-Commerce
7 4 (7.55%) Front End Development
8 3 (5.66%) High Availability
8 3 (5.66%) SDLC
8 3 (5.66%) SOA
8 3 (5.66%) Software Engineering
8 3 (5.66%) Unit Testing
8 3 (5.66%) Waterfall
9 2 (3.77%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 30 (56.60%) C#
2 19 (35.85%) SQL
3 14 (26.42%) Java
4 7 (13.21%) JavaScript
5 6 (11.32%) Python
5 6 (11.32%) Ruby
5 6 (11.32%) Shell Script
6 3 (5.66%) PowerShell
6 3 (5.66%) T-SQL
7 1 (1.89%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 3 (5.66%) Degree
2 1 (1.89%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (1.89%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (11.32%) Ansible
Vendors
1 21 (39.62%) Microsoft
2 7 (13.21%) IBM
2 7 (13.21%) Oracle
3 6 (11.32%) Red Hat
4 5 (9.43%) Sitecore
5 4 (7.55%) Capita
5 4 (7.55%) ESRI
6 2 (3.77%) Atlassian
6 2 (3.77%) hybris
7 1 (1.89%) Cisco
7 1 (1.89%) Citrix
7 1 (1.89%) DevExpress
7 1 (1.89%) Nintex
7 1 (1.89%) VMware