The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire 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 30 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 (dotNet)
East of England / Hertfordshire
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 16 33 22
Rank change year-on-year +17 -11  
Contract jobs citing .NET 46 27 49
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 7.84% 3.87% 7.03%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 27.22% 18.75% 23.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 23 31
Median daily rate £355 £325 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.23% -13.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £217 £307 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £499 £568 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £37.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £36.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year +13.88% +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 Hertfordshire with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
Hertfordshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 169 144 213
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire 28.79% 20.63% 30.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 114 85 116
Median daily rate £360 £350 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.85% -12.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £538 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 3
Median hourly rate £37.50 £11.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +240.90% -70.66%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £38.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +7.89% +5.55%  

.NET
Job Vacancy Trend in Hertfordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 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 Hertfordshire

.NET
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for .NET in Hertfordshire

.NET
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing .NET in Hertfordshire over the 3 months to 30 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for .NET in Hertfordshire

.NET
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for .NET in Hertfordshire

.NET
Contract Job Locations in Hertfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing .NET within the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 30 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
Watford +5 13 £450 +45.74% 7
Hatfield -5 4 £413 - 1
Stevenage - 4 £488 -
St Albans +4 3 £115 -64.61% 12
Hemel Hempstead +8 1 £360 -35.28% 7
Royston +1 1 £375 +15.38% 1
Letchworth - 1 - - 3
.NET
East of England

For the 6 months to 30 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 Hertfordshire region with a requirement for .NET.

1 47 (64.38%) C#
2 35 (47.95%) ASP.NET
3 33 (45.21%) SQL Server
4 32 (43.84%) JavaScript
5 31 (42.47%) Agile Software Development
6 28 (38.36%) MVC
7 24 (32.88%) HTML
7 24 (32.88%) .NET Framework
8 23 (31.51%) CSS
8 23 (31.51%) ASP.NET Web API
9 22 (30.14%) SQL
10 20 (27.40%) XML
11 19 (26.03%) Java
11 19 (26.03%) Entity Framework
12 16 (21.92%) WCF
12 16 (21.92%) Web Services
13 15 (20.55%) TDD
13 15 (20.55%) AngularJS
13 15 (20.55%) ASP.NET MVC
14 14 (19.18%) Scrum
14 14 (19.18%) XSLT
15 13 (17.81%) OO
15 13 (17.81%) Microsoft
16 12 (16.44%) jQuery
17 11 (15.07%) LINQ
17 11 (15.07%) Team Foundation Server
17 11 (15.07%) RESTful
17 11 (15.07%) SOAP
17 11 (15.07%) Visual Studio
18 10 (13.70%) Windows

.NET
Co-occurring IT Skills in Hertfordshire 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 10 (13.70%) IIS
1 10 (13.70%) WebSphere
2 3 (4.11%) SharePoint
3 2 (2.74%) CMS
4 1 (1.37%) Apache
4 1 (1.37%) EPiServer
4 1 (1.37%) SharePoint Server
4 1 (1.37%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (1.37%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 5 (6.85%) Dynamics CRM
1 5 (6.85%) SAP HCM
2 3 (4.11%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 3 (4.11%) SAP SD
3 1 (1.37%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (1.37%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 5 (6.85%) Boomi
1 5 (6.85%) SuccessFactors
2 3 (4.11%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (2.74%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (2.74%) PaaS
4 1 (1.37%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (1.37%) Amazon S3
4 1 (1.37%) Amazon SQS
4 1 (1.37%) AWS Lambda
4 1 (1.37%) GitHub
4 1 (1.37%) Office 365
4 1 (1.37%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.48%) TCP/IP
2 2 (2.74%) HTTP
2 2 (2.74%) HTTPS
3 1 (1.37%) Internet
3 1 (1.37%) Intranet
3 1 (1.37%) LAN
3 1 (1.37%) WAN
3 1 (1.37%) Wireless
3 1 (1.37%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (45.21%) SQL Server
2 8 (10.96%) SQL Server 2012
3 5 (6.85%) Crystal Reports
3 5 (6.85%) Relational Database
4 4 (5.48%) MongoDB
4 4 (5.48%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (5.48%) Sybase ASE
5 3 (4.11%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (2.74%) Azure SQL Database
6 2 (2.74%) SQL Server 2000
6 2 (2.74%) SQL Server 2014
6 2 (2.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (1.37%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 1 (1.37%) Amazon RDS
7 1 (1.37%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (1.37%) MySQL
7 1 (1.37%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (1.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 11 (15.07%) Team Foundation Server
1 11 (15.07%) Visual Studio
2 6 (8.22%) Git (software)
3 5 (6.85%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 5 (6.85%) FxCop
3 5 (6.85%) ReSharper
3 5 (6.85%) StyleCop
4 4 (5.48%) JIRA
4 4 (5.48%) Moq
5 2 (2.74%) Jenkins
5 2 (2.74%) Subversion
5 2 (2.74%) Visual Studio Team System
6 1 (1.37%) Android Studio
6 1 (1.37%) Eclipse
6 1 (1.37%) JMeter
6 1 (1.37%) jMock
6 1 (1.37%) Octopus Deploy
6 1 (1.37%) PROIV
6 1 (1.37%) Protractor
6 1 (1.37%) Selenium
General
1 9 (12.33%) Finance
2 5 (6.85%) Retail
3 2 (2.74%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.37%) Legal
4 1 (1.37%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.37%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 60 (82.19%) Developer
2 40 (54.79%) .NET Developer
3 14 (19.18%) C# Developer
4 13 (17.81%) C# .NET Developer
5 12 (16.44%) ASP.NET Developer
6 7 (9.59%) Analyst
6 7 (9.59%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
6 7 (9.59%) WebSphere Developer
7 6 (8.22%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 6 (8.22%) Integration Developer
8 5 (6.85%) Business Analyst
8 5 (6.85%) Java Developer
8 5 (6.85%) SQL Developer
9 4 (5.48%) Applications Developer
9 4 (5.48%) Senior .NET Developer
9 4 (5.48%) Senior Developer
9 4 (5.48%) Software Developer
10 3 (4.11%) Senior Analyst
10 3 (4.11%) Senior Business Analyst
10 3 (4.11%) Supply Chain Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (47.95%) ASP.NET
2 24 (32.88%) .NET Framework
2 24 (32.88%) HTML
3 23 (31.51%) ASP.NET Web API
3 23 (31.51%) CSS
4 20 (27.40%) XML
5 19 (26.03%) Entity Framework
6 16 (21.92%) WCF
6 16 (21.92%) Web Services
7 15 (20.55%) AngularJS
7 15 (20.55%) ASP.NET MVC
8 14 (19.18%) XSLT
9 12 (16.44%) jQuery
10 11 (15.07%) LINQ
10 11 (15.07%) RESTful
10 11 (15.07%) SOAP
11 10 (13.70%) JSON
11 10 (13.70%) REST
12 9 (12.33%) IBM Integration Bus
13 6 (8.22%) NHibernate
Miscellaneous
1 8 (10.96%) DataPower
2 7 (9.59%) Mobile App
3 4 (5.48%) Contactless
3 4 (5.48%) EMV
4 2 (2.74%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.74%) Linux Command Line
4 2 (2.74%) SCADA
5 1 (1.37%) EPoS
5 1 (1.37%) NHS
5 1 (1.37%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 10 (13.70%) Windows
2 6 (8.22%) Linux
3 3 (4.11%) Unix
4 2 (2.74%) Windows Server
4 2 (2.74%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (1.37%) Android
5 1 (1.37%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.37%) Windows Mobile
5 1 (1.37%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (42.47%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (38.36%) MVC
3 15 (20.55%) TDD
4 14 (19.18%) Scrum
5 13 (17.81%) OO
6 8 (10.96%) Open Source
6 8 (10.96%) SOLID
7 7 (9.59%) API Development
7 7 (9.59%) BDD
8 6 (8.22%) Continuous Integration
8 6 (8.22%) OOP
9 5 (6.85%) Code Coverage
9 5 (6.85%) CRM
9 5 (6.85%) Dependency Injection
9 5 (6.85%) DevOps
9 5 (6.85%) Refactoring
10 4 (5.48%) Configuration Management
10 4 (5.48%) E-Commerce
10 4 (5.48%) Order to Cash
10 4 (5.48%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 47 (64.38%) C#
2 32 (43.84%) JavaScript
3 22 (30.14%) SQL
4 19 (26.03%) Java
5 9 (12.33%) T-SQL
6 6 (8.22%) VB.NET
6 6 (8.22%) VBScript
7 4 (5.48%) Python
8 3 (4.11%) C
8 3 (4.11%) C++
9 2 (2.74%) Tcl
10 1 (1.37%) VB
Qualifications
1 4 (5.48%) Degree
2 2 (2.74%) SC Cleared
2 2 (2.74%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.37%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (2.74%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.37%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 8 (10.96%) WebSphere Cast Iron
2 1 (1.37%) OpenView
2 1 (1.37%) SCCM
Vendors
1 13 (17.81%) Microsoft
2 10 (13.70%) IBM
3 9 (12.33%) SAP
4 6 (8.22%) Dell
4 6 (8.22%) Oracle
5 5 (6.85%) Atlassian
6 4 (5.48%) Sybase
7 2 (2.74%) MuleSoft
7 2 (2.74%) Telerik
8 1 (1.37%) BMC
8 1 (1.37%) Cisco
8 1 (1.37%) Citrix
8 1 (1.37%) HP
8 1 (1.37%) Remedy
8 1 (1.37%) Retalix
8 1 (1.37%) Siemens
8 1 (1.37%) Sitecore
8 1 (1.37%) Toshiba
8 1 (1.37%) VMware
8 1 (1.37%) Xamarin
Hertfordshire
X4 Group
Rate: £300 - 340 per day
Posted: 2 days ago