The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Dorset with a requirement for .NET Framework skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited .NET Framework over the 3 months to 29 March 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 Framework
South West / Dorset
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 21 26 26
Rank change year-on-year +5 0  
Contract jobs citing .NET Framework 1 1 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Dorset 1.08% 0.42% 3.52%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.50% 2.33% 14.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 7
Median daily rate - £350 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +12.90%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £338 £350
% change year-on-year +3.70% -3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £28.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £42.25 £38.75
% change year-on-year -17.15% +9.03%  

.NET Framework 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 Dorset with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
Dorset
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 40 43 55
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Dorset 43.01% 17.99% 24.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 23 32
Median daily rate £325 £400 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -18.75% +60.00%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 9 10
Median hourly rate - £42.25 £32.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +32.03%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £38.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +7.89% +5.55%  

.NET Framework
Job Vacancy Trend in Dorset

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Dorset citing .NET Framework 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 Framework in Dorset

.NET Framework
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Dorset

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

Contractor daily rate trend for .NET Framework in Dorset

.NET Framework
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Dorset

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for .NET Framework in Dorset

For the 6 months to 29 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing .NET Framework 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 Dorset region with a requirement for .NET Framework.

1 2 (100.00%) C#
1 2 (100.00%) .NET
1 2 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 2 (100.00%) OOD
1 2 (100.00%) SDLC
2 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (50.00%) TDD
2 1 (50.00%) Ajax
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (50.00%) BDD
2 1 (50.00%) Entity Framework
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (50.00%) AngularJS
2 1 (50.00%) Visual Studio
2 1 (50.00%) ASP.NET
2 1 (50.00%) CSS
2 1 (50.00%) HTML
2 1 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (50.00%) VB.NET

.NET Framework
Co-occurring IT Skills in Dorset 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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (50.00%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Developer
2 1 (50.00%) .NET Developer
2 1 (50.00%) Full Stack Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (100.00%) .NET
2 1 (50.00%) Ajax
2 1 (50.00%) AngularJS
2 1 (50.00%) ASP.NET
2 1 (50.00%) CSS
2 1 (50.00%) Entity Framework
2 1 (50.00%) HTML
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) OOD
1 2 (100.00%) SDLC
2 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (50.00%) BDD
2 1 (50.00%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) C#
2 1 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (50.00%) VB.NET