The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Dorset 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 26 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft .NET (dotNet)
South West / Dorset
Rank 15 9 6
Rank change year-on-year -6 -3  
Contract jobs citing .NET 6 20 36
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Dorset 6.38% 8.58% 16.00%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 14.63% 50.00% 66.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 16 22
Median daily rate £325 £400 £305
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -18.75% +31.14%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 10
Median hourly rate - - £32.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.75 £36.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year +13.19% +2.85%  

.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 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 41 40 54
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Dorset 43.62% 17.17% 24.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 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 8 10
Median hourly rate - £42.25 £32.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +32.03%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £38.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.55%  

.NET
Job Vacancy Trend in Dorset

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Dorset 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 Dorset

.NET
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Dorset

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

Contractor daily rate trend for .NET in Dorset

.NET
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Dorset

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for .NET in Dorset

.NET
Contract Job Locations in Dorset

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing .NET within the Dorset region over the 3 months to 26 March 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
Poole -2 2 £325 -16.66% 7
Bournemouth -4 2 - - 9
.NET
South West

.NET
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Dorset

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 Dorset region with a requirement for .NET.

1 11 (64.71%) C#
2 10 (58.82%) SQL Server
3 9 (52.94%) JavaScript
3 9 (52.94%) ASP.NET
4 8 (47.06%) CSS
5 7 (41.18%) HTML
6 6 (35.29%) MVC
7 5 (29.41%) Ajax
7 5 (29.41%) jQuery
7 5 (29.41%) AngularJS
7 5 (29.41%) SDLC
8 4 (23.53%) HTML5
8 4 (23.53%) SQL
8 4 (23.53%) OOD
9 3 (17.65%) Microsoft
9 3 (17.65%) VB.NET
9 3 (17.65%) Visual Studio
9 3 (17.65%) Agile Software Development
9 3 (17.65%) ASP.NET MVC
9 3 (17.65%) ASP.NET MVC 5
10 2 (11.76%) SQL Server 2008
10 2 (11.76%) Cucumber
10 2 (11.76%) BDD
10 2 (11.76%) Unit Testing
10 2 (11.76%) .NET Framework
10 2 (11.76%) JSON
10 2 (11.76%) CSS3
10 2 (11.76%) Front End Development
10 2 (11.76%) Oracle Database
10 2 (11.76%) TDD

.NET
Top Related 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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (5.88%) CMS
1 1 (5.88%) Kentico
1 1 (5.88%) SharePoint
1 1 (5.88%) SharePoint 2013
1 1 (5.88%) Umbraco
Business Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (11.76%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (58.82%) SQL Server
2 2 (11.76%) Oracle Database
2 2 (11.76%) Oracle Database 10g
2 2 (11.76%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (5.88%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 3 (17.65%) Visual Studio
2 2 (11.76%) Cucumber
3 1 (5.88%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (11.76%) Advertising
1 2 (11.76%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 17 (100.00%) Developer
2 8 (47.06%) .NET Developer
3 2 (11.76%) .NET Software Developer
3 2 (11.76%) Angular Developer
3 2 (11.76%) ASP.NET Developer
3 2 (11.76%) Full Stack Developer
3 2 (11.76%) Oracle Developer
4 1 (5.88%) Android Developer
4 1 (5.88%) C# .NET Developer
4 1 (5.88%) C# Developer
4 1 (5.88%) CRM Developer
4 1 (5.88%) Dynamics CRM Developer
4 1 (5.88%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Developer
4 1 (5.88%) Senior .NET Developer
4 1 (5.88%) Senior C# .NET Developer
4 1 (5.88%) Senior C# Developer
4 1 (5.88%) Senior Developer
4 1 (5.88%) SharePoint Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (52.94%) ASP.NET
2 8 (47.06%) CSS
3 7 (41.18%) HTML
4 5 (29.41%) Ajax
4 5 (29.41%) AngularJS
4 5 (29.41%) jQuery
5 4 (23.53%) HTML5
6 3 (17.65%) ASP.NET MVC
6 3 (17.65%) ASP.NET MVC 5
7 2 (11.76%) .NET Framework
7 2 (11.76%) CSS3
7 2 (11.76%) JSON
8 1 (5.88%) Entity Framework
8 1 (5.88%) LESS
8 1 (5.88%) NHibernate
8 1 (5.88%) REST
8 1 (5.88%) Sass
8 1 (5.88%) SOAP
8 1 (5.88%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 1 (5.88%) WCF
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.88%) Android
1 1 (5.88%) Windows
1 1 (5.88%) Windows Server
1 1 (5.88%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (5.88%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (35.29%) MVC
2 5 (29.41%) SDLC
3 4 (23.53%) OOD
4 3 (17.65%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (11.76%) BDD
5 2 (11.76%) Content Management
5 2 (11.76%) Front End Development
5 2 (11.76%) TDD
5 2 (11.76%) Unit Testing
6 1 (5.88%) Android Development
6 1 (5.88%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (5.88%) CRM
6 1 (5.88%) HOOD
6 1 (5.88%) Responsive Web Design
6 1 (5.88%) Scrum
6 1 (5.88%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 11 (64.71%) C#
2 9 (52.94%) JavaScript
3 4 (23.53%) SQL
4 3 (17.65%) VB.NET
5 2 (11.76%) PL/SQL
6 1 (5.88%) Java
6 1 (5.88%) Perl
6 1 (5.88%) PHP
6 1 (5.88%) Python
6 1 (5.88%) Ruby
6 1 (5.88%) TypeScript
Vendors
1 3 (17.65%) Microsoft
2 2 (11.76%) Oracle