Period
to 19 August 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland with a requirement for .NET skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited .NET over the 6 months to 19 August 2018 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)
UK > Scotland
6 months to
19 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 22 20 37
Rank change year-on-year -2 +17 -5
Contract jobs citing .NET 405 303 275
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 7.39% 6.96% 5.23%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 25.42% 23.91% 22.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 268 214 174
Scotland median daily rate £400 £363 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.34% +11.54% -
10th Percentile £306 £290 £260
90th Percentile £488 £475 £438
UK median daily rate £434 £410 £400
% change year-on-year +5.79% +2.50% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 5
Scotland median hourly rate £43.00 - £42.50
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £43.13 £40.00
% change year-on-year -1.45% +7.81% -

.NET is in the Software Libraries and Frameworks category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
Scotland
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 1,593 1,267 1,250
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 29.08% 29.09% 23.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 932 798 748
Scotland median daily rate £401 £375 £353
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.80% +6.31% -5.93%
10th Percentile £313 £288 £263
90th Percentile £550 £525 £475
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 8 17
Scotland median hourly rate £33.75 £43.39 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.22% +20.53% -10.00%
10th Percentile £11.52 £14.49 £13.80
90th Percentile £43.00 £48.71 £45.60
UK median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £36.25
% change year-on-year +3.75% +10.34% -2.13%

.NET
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

Job postings citing .NET as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Scotland.

Job vacancy trend for .NET in Scotland

.NET
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor daily rate trend for .NET in Scotland

.NET
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing .NET in Scotland over the 6 months to 19 August 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for .NET in Scotland

.NET
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for .NET in Scotland

.NET
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing .NET within the Scotland region over the 6 months to 19 August 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh -3 168 £400 +6.67% 53
Glasgow -5 146 £375 +7.14% 39
Renfrewshire -36 26 £423 +5.63%
Dundee - 18 £378 - 4
West Lothian +15 14 £235 -31.39% 1
Aberdeen +6 5 £403 +7.33% 4
Midlothian - 5 - - 3
Fife -5 2 - - 1
Stirling - 1 - -
.NET
UK

For the 6 months to 19 August 2018, IT contractor jobs citing .NET also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Scotland region with a requirement for .NET.

1 274 (67.65%) C#
2 217 (53.58%) SQL Server
3 208 (51.36%) JavaScript
4 185 (45.68%) Agile Software Development
5 150 (37.04%) SQL
6 138 (34.07%) CSS
7 137 (33.83%) ASP.NET
7 137 (33.83%) MVC
8 136 (33.58%) Microsoft
9 118 (29.14%) HTML
10 110 (27.16%) Microsoft Azure
11 106 (26.17%) .NET Framework
12 93 (22.96%) jQuery
13 85 (20.99%) AngularJS
14 78 (19.26%) Visual Studio
15 74 (18.27%) Finance
16 72 (17.78%) ASP.NET MVC
17 70 (17.28%) Team Foundation Server
18 66 (16.30%) Scrum
19 62 (15.31%) Continuous Integration
20 61 (15.06%) Entity Framework
21 58 (14.32%) XML
21 58 (14.32%) SharePoint
22 57 (14.07%) Web Development
23 55 (13.58%) CRM
24 54 (13.33%) ASP.NET Web API
25 53 (13.09%) Office 365
26 52 (12.84%) Java
26 52 (12.84%) Dynamics CRM
27 51 (12.59%) Windows

.NET
Co-occurring IT Skills in Scotland 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 58 (14.32%) SharePoint
2 43 (10.62%) SharePoint 2013
3 39 (9.63%) IIS
4 31 (7.65%) SharePoint 2010
5 30 (7.41%) SharePoint Server
6 10 (2.47%) CMS
7 9 (2.22%) Apache
7 9 (2.22%) Umbraco
8 7 (1.73%) Confluence
9 6 (1.48%) Apache Spark
9 6 (1.48%) OpenStack
10 5 (1.23%) EPiServer
10 5 (1.23%) WebSphere
11 4 (0.99%) Kentico
12 1 (0.25%) JBoss
12 1 (0.25%) MS Exchange
12 1 (0.25%) Oracle Workflow
12 1 (0.25%) Sitecore CMS
12 1 (0.25%) Tomcat
12 1 (0.25%) WildFly
Applications
1 30 (7.41%) InfoPath
2 9 (2.22%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.49%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (0.49%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.25%) 3ds Max
4 1 (0.25%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 1 (0.25%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (0.25%) Maya
4 1 (0.25%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.25%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 52 (12.84%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (1.48%) Markit EDM
2 6 (1.48%) thinkFolio
3 2 (0.49%) Infor M3
3 2 (0.49%) Oracle Applications
3 2 (0.49%) Sage 200
4 1 (0.25%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.25%) Oracle Cash Management
4 1 (0.25%) Sage 300 ERP
4 1 (0.25%) Sage CRM
4 1 (0.25%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 110 (27.16%) Microsoft Azure
2 53 (13.09%) Office 365
3 30 (7.41%) Amazon AWS
4 14 (3.46%) Dynamics 365
5 7 (1.73%) npm
6 5 (1.23%) Yarn
7 3 (0.74%) IaaS
7 3 (0.74%) PaaS
8 2 (0.49%) Heroku
8 2 (0.49%) SaaS
9 1 (0.25%) Datadog
9 1 (0.25%) GitHub
9 1 (0.25%) Google Cloud Platform
9 1 (0.25%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 6 (1.48%) Internet
2 4 (0.99%) WEP
3 2 (0.49%) HTTPS
3 2 (0.49%) Intranet
4 1 (0.25%) ATM
4 1 (0.25%) Broadband
4 1 (0.25%) Firewall
4 1 (0.25%) FTP
4 1 (0.25%) HTTP
4 1 (0.25%) Skype
4 1 (0.25%) SMS
4 1 (0.25%) SSL
4 1 (0.25%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 217 (53.58%) SQL Server
2 36 (8.89%) Relational Database
3 26 (6.42%) Azure SQL Database
4 19 (4.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 16 (3.95%) RDBMS
6 13 (3.21%) MySQL
7 10 (2.47%) Power BI
7 10 (2.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 6 (1.48%) Amazon Athena
8 6 (1.48%) Apache Hive
8 6 (1.48%) Hadoop
8 6 (1.48%) MS Access
8 6 (1.48%) NoSQL
8 6 (1.48%) Oracle Database
9 5 (1.23%) SQL Server 2008
10 3 (0.74%) Crystal Reports
10 3 (0.74%) Flink
10 3 (0.74%) Oracle Reports
10 3 (0.74%) SQL Server 2012
10 3 (0.74%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 78 (19.26%) Visual Studio
2 70 (17.28%) Team Foundation Server
3 34 (8.40%) Git (software)
4 30 (7.41%) NUnit
5 18 (4.44%) MSTest
6 13 (3.21%) JIRA
6 13 (3.21%) Selenium
7 12 (2.96%) TeamCity
8 9 (2.22%) Artifactory
8 9 (2.22%) Jenkins
8 9 (2.22%) SpecFlow
9 8 (1.98%) Bitbucket
9 8 (1.98%) Subversion
10 7 (1.73%) Maven
10 7 (1.73%) WebDriver
11 6 (1.48%) Jasmine
11 6 (1.48%) Sonatype Nexus
12 5 (1.23%) Eclipse RCP
12 5 (1.23%) IBM UrbanCode
12 5 (1.23%) webpack
General
1 74 (18.27%) Finance
2 28 (6.91%) Banking
3 8 (1.98%) Advertising
4 7 (1.73%) Front Office
4 7 (1.73%) Manufacturing
5 6 (1.48%) Retail
6 4 (0.99%) Investment Banking
6 4 (0.99%) Legal
6 4 (0.99%) Retail Banking
7 2 (0.49%) Avionics
7 2 (0.49%) Law
7 2 (0.49%) Marketing
7 2 (0.49%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.25%) Electronics
8 1 (0.25%) Games
Job Titles
1 283 (69.88%) Developer
2 136 (33.58%) .NET Developer
3 57 (14.07%) C# Developer
4 41 (10.12%) C# .NET Developer
5 40 (9.88%) Full Stack Developer
6 30 (7.41%) CRM Developer
6 30 (7.41%) Web Developer
7 28 (6.91%) Software Developer
8 27 (6.67%) Architect
9 24 (5.93%) Senior Developer
10 22 (5.43%) JavaScript Developer
11 21 (5.19%) Dynamics CRM Developer
12 19 (4.69%) SharePoint Engineer
13 18 (4.44%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
13 18 (4.44%) Solutions Architect
14 14 (3.46%) .NET Web Developer
14 14 (3.46%) ASP.NET Developer
14 14 (3.46%) SharePoint Developer
15 13 (3.21%) Java Developer
15 13 (3.21%) Microsoft Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 138 (34.07%) CSS
2 137 (33.83%) ASP.NET
3 118 (29.14%) HTML
4 106 (26.17%) .NET Framework
5 93 (22.96%) jQuery
6 85 (20.99%) AngularJS
7 72 (17.78%) ASP.NET MVC
8 61 (15.06%) Entity Framework
9 58 (14.32%) XML
10 54 (13.33%) ASP.NET Web API
11 42 (10.37%) HTML5
12 41 (10.12%) REST
13 33 (8.15%) XSLT
14 30 (7.41%) .NET Core
15 28 (6.91%) CSS3
16 26 (6.42%) React
17 23 (5.68%) KnockoutJS
18 22 (5.43%) Angular 2
18 22 (5.43%) WPF
19 21 (5.19%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 29 (7.16%) Computer Science
2 26 (6.42%) Enterprise Software
3 23 (5.68%) User Experience
4 10 (2.47%) Cloud Native
5 9 (2.22%) Greenfield Project
6 6 (1.48%) Self-Motivation
7 5 (1.23%) Fintech
8 3 (0.74%) Analytical Skills
9 2 (0.49%) Graphic Design
9 2 (0.49%) Mobile App
9 2 (0.49%) Virtual Team
10 1 (0.25%) Algorithms
10 1 (0.25%) Credit Risk
10 1 (0.25%) Fixed Income
10 1 (0.25%) LIMS
10 1 (0.25%) Mainframe
10 1 (0.25%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 51 (12.59%) Windows
2 41 (10.12%) Windows Server
3 32 (7.90%) Windows Server 2012
4 30 (7.41%) Windows Server 2003
4 30 (7.41%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (1.23%) Unix
6 4 (0.99%) Linux
6 4 (0.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (0.99%) Windows 2000 Server
7 3 (0.74%) Apple iOS
8 2 (0.49%) Android
9 1 (0.25%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 185 (45.68%) Agile Software Development
2 137 (33.83%) MVC
3 66 (16.30%) Scrum
4 62 (15.31%) Continuous Integration
5 57 (14.07%) Web Development
6 55 (13.58%) CRM
7 39 (9.63%) Migration
8 35 (8.64%) TDD
9 34 (8.40%) High Availability
9 34 (8.40%) Workflow
10 30 (7.41%) Records Management
10 30 (7.41%) SDLC
11 29 (7.16%) OO
11 29 (7.16%) Test Automation
12 28 (6.91%) Digital Transformation Programme
13 23 (5.68%) Software Engineering
14 22 (5.43%) Unit Testing
14 22 (5.43%) Waterfall
15 21 (5.19%) ETL
16 19 (4.69%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 274 (67.65%) C#
2 208 (51.36%) JavaScript
3 150 (37.04%) SQL
4 52 (12.84%) Java
5 48 (11.85%) PowerShell
6 39 (9.63%) T-SQL
7 25 (6.17%) TypeScript
8 24 (5.93%) Python
9 21 (5.19%) VB.NET
10 10 (2.47%) PHP
11 9 (2.22%) C++
11 9 (2.22%) VBA
12 7 (1.73%) PL/SQL
12 7 (1.73%) XAML
13 6 (1.48%) ES6
14 5 (1.23%) Ruby
15 4 (0.99%) VB
15 4 (0.99%) VB6
16 3 (0.74%) Perl
17 2 (0.49%) Scala
Qualifications
1 31 (7.65%) Microsoft Certification
2 30 (7.41%) MCSE
3 29 (7.16%) Degree
4 25 (6.17%) Computer Science Degree
5 23 (5.68%) Security Cleared
6 19 (4.69%) SC Cleared
7 5 (1.23%) BPSS Clearance
7 5 (1.23%) ISEB
7 5 (1.23%) ISTQB
7 5 (1.23%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 3 (0.74%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (4.44%) QA
2 5 (1.23%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 19 (4.69%) Docker
2 2 (0.49%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.25%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 11 (2.72%) Puppet
2 6 (1.48%) Ansible
2 6 (1.48%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (0.99%) Packer
3 4 (0.99%) SCCM
3 4 (0.99%) Terraform
4 1 (0.25%) Kubernetes
4 1 (0.25%) Nagios
4 1 (0.25%) Single Sign-On
4 1 (0.25%) WMI
Vendors
1 136 (33.58%) Microsoft
2 40 (9.88%) Oracle
3 30 (7.41%) Nintex
4 8 (1.98%) Epicor
4 8 (1.98%) Xamarin
5 6 (1.48%) IBM
5 6 (1.48%) Sitecore
6 5 (1.23%) Ab Initio
6 5 (1.23%) Bloomberg
6 5 (1.23%) Charles River
6 5 (1.23%) CODA
6 5 (1.23%) Informatica
6 5 (1.23%) Talend
6 5 (1.23%) Vermilion
7 4 (0.99%) SAP
8 3 (0.74%) FactSet
8 3 (0.74%) Red Hat
8 3 (0.74%) TIBCO
9 2 (0.49%) Sage
9 2 (0.49%) Telerik