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 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 (dotNet)
UK / Scotland
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 15 33 23
Rank change year-on-year +18 -10  
Contract jobs citing .NET 149 130 169
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 8.47% 5.02% 5.82%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 28.60% 22.73% 28.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 116 71 120
Median daily rate £350 £350 £336
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.08%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £287 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £448
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 3
Median hourly rate £16.61 £22.50 £47.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -26.20% -52.63%  
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 Scotland with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
Scotland
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 521 572 591
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 29.62% 22.07% 20.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 348 333 353
Median daily rate £370 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.71% -6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £460 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 3 11
Median hourly rate £52.17 £18.75 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +178.24% -58.33%  
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 Scotland

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Scotland 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 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 3 months to 29 March 2017.

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 3 months to 29 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
Glasgow +4 66 £350 +7.69% 18
Edinburgh +18 53 £350 -12.50% 36
Renfrewshire +28 21 £335 +4.68% 1
Fife +1 3 £320 -
Aberdeen - 1 £363 -
Dundee - 1 £205 - 3
Scottish Borders - 1 £275 -
.NET
UK

For the 6 months to 29 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 Scotland region with a requirement for .NET.

1 210 (76.92%) C#
2 121 (44.32%) ASP.NET
3 118 (43.22%) MVC
4 113 (41.39%) SQL Server
5 108 (39.56%) JavaScript
6 101 (37.00%) Microsoft
7 83 (30.40%) Agile Software Development
8 78 (28.57%) HTML
8 78 (28.57%) CSS
9 69 (25.27%) ASP.NET MVC
10 67 (24.54%) AngularJS
11 62 (22.71%) SQL
12 61 (22.34%) .NET Framework
13 59 (21.61%) Team Foundation Server
14 46 (16.85%) Windows
15 45 (16.48%) jQuery
16 40 (14.65%) Finance
17 38 (13.92%) Web Development
17 38 (13.92%) Git (software)
17 38 (13.92%) Entity Framework
18 37 (13.55%) MS Excel
18 37 (13.55%) Visual Studio
19 35 (12.82%) Microsoft Azure
20 33 (12.09%) IIS
21 32 (11.72%) XAML
21 32 (11.72%) HTML5
21 32 (11.72%) Windows Server
22 31 (11.36%) WPF
23 29 (10.62%) Continuous Integration
23 29 (10.62%) PowerShell

.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 33 (12.09%) IIS
2 25 (9.16%) CMS
3 24 (8.79%) Umbraco
4 11 (4.03%) Sitecore CMS
5 10 (3.66%) SharePoint
6 4 (1.47%) EPiServer
7 3 (1.10%) Elasticsearch
8 2 (0.73%) Apache
8 2 (0.73%) Apache Solr
8 2 (0.73%) SAS
9 1 (0.37%) Confluence
9 1 (0.37%) Drupal
9 1 (0.37%) Liferay
9 1 (0.37%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (0.37%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (0.37%) Tomcat
Applications
1 37 (13.55%) MS Excel
2 7 (2.56%) Adobe Illustrator
2 7 (2.56%) Photoshop
3 4 (1.47%) MS Office
4 2 (0.73%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 11 (4.03%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 35 (12.82%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (2.56%) PaaS
3 3 (1.10%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (1.10%) GitHub
3 3 (1.10%) IaaS
4 2 (0.73%) SaaS
5 1 (0.37%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (2.20%) Internet
2 4 (1.47%) Intranet
3 2 (0.73%) Firewall
3 2 (0.73%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.37%) Network Security
4 1 (0.37%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 113 (41.39%) SQL Server
2 18 (6.59%) SQL Server 2008
3 13 (4.76%) SQL Server 2012
4 9 (3.30%) Oracle Database
5 8 (2.93%) Data Warehouse
5 8 (2.93%) Relational Database
6 6 (2.20%) Big Data
6 6 (2.20%) SQL Server 2014
7 5 (1.83%) MS Access
7 5 (1.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 5 (1.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 3 (1.10%) BusinessObjects
8 3 (1.10%) MongoDB
8 3 (1.10%) MySQL
8 3 (1.10%) NoSQL
8 3 (1.10%) Oracle Exadata
8 3 (1.10%) RDBMS
9 2 (0.73%) Crystal Reports
9 2 (0.73%) SQL Server 2005
10 1 (0.37%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 59 (21.61%) Team Foundation Server
2 38 (13.92%) Git (software)
3 37 (13.55%) Visual Studio
4 8 (2.93%) NUnit
5 7 (2.56%) Selenium
6 6 (2.20%) Microsoft Blend
6 6 (2.20%) SpecFlow
6 6 (2.20%) Subversion
7 5 (1.83%) Oracle Forms
7 5 (1.83%) TeamCity
8 4 (1.47%) Jasmine
9 3 (1.10%) Jenkins
9 3 (1.10%) Moq
9 3 (1.10%) Visual Studio Team System
10 2 (0.73%) MSI
10 2 (0.73%) MSTest
10 2 (0.73%) Octopus Deploy
10 2 (0.73%) PHPUnit
10 2 (0.73%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 2 (0.73%) WebDriver
General
1 40 (14.65%) Finance
2 7 (2.56%) Back Office
2 7 (2.56%) Banking
3 3 (1.10%) Law
3 3 (1.10%) Retail
4 2 (0.73%) Manufacturing
4 2 (0.73%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (0.37%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.37%) Legal
5 1 (0.37%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 184 (67.40%) Developer
2 99 (36.26%) .NET Developer
3 54 (19.78%) C# Developer
4 41 (15.02%) C# .NET Developer
5 26 (9.52%) Web Developer
6 20 (7.33%) ASP.NET Developer
7 19 (6.96%) SQL Developer
8 17 (6.23%) Automation Engineer
9 15 (5.49%) Angular Developer
9 15 (5.49%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 14 (5.13%) PowerShell Engineer
10 14 (5.13%) Software Engineer
11 12 (4.40%) Analyst
11 12 (4.40%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
11 12 (4.40%) C# Web Developer
12 11 (4.03%) .NET Web Developer
12 11 (4.03%) Applications Support
12 11 (4.03%) Senior Developer
13 10 (3.66%) Architect
13 10 (3.66%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 121 (44.32%) ASP.NET
2 78 (28.57%) CSS
2 78 (28.57%) HTML
3 69 (25.27%) ASP.NET MVC
4 67 (24.54%) AngularJS
5 61 (22.34%) .NET Framework
6 45 (16.48%) jQuery
7 38 (13.92%) Entity Framework
8 32 (11.72%) HTML5
9 31 (11.36%) WPF
10 27 (9.89%) ASP.NET Web API
11 26 (9.52%) Web Services
12 25 (9.16%) CSS3
13 17 (6.23%) RESTful
14 14 (5.13%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 14 (5.13%) WCF
15 11 (4.03%) WinForms
15 11 (4.03%) XML
16 9 (3.30%) ASP.NET Web Forms
17 8 (2.93%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 18 (6.59%) Enterprise Software
2 16 (5.86%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (4.40%) User Experience
4 5 (1.83%) Fintech
5 4 (1.47%) Linked Data
5 4 (1.47%) Mobile App
6 3 (1.10%) Data Centre
6 3 (1.10%) Linux Command Line
6 3 (1.10%) Private Cloud
7 2 (0.73%) Hedge funds
7 2 (0.73%) Web 2.0
8 1 (0.37%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.37%) Credit Risk
8 1 (0.37%) EPoS
8 1 (0.37%) Fixed Income
8 1 (0.37%) Life Science
8 1 (0.37%) Mainframe
8 1 (0.37%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.37%) NHS
8 1 (0.37%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 46 (16.85%) Windows
2 32 (11.72%) Windows Server
3 22 (8.06%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (1.83%) Apple iOS
4 5 (1.83%) Linux
4 5 (1.83%) Unix
5 2 (0.73%) Android
5 2 (0.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (0.73%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.37%) MVS
6 1 (0.37%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 118 (43.22%) MVC
2 83 (30.40%) Agile Software Development
3 38 (13.92%) Web Development
4 29 (10.62%) Continuous Integration
5 27 (9.89%) TDD
6 22 (8.06%) Continuous Delivery
6 22 (8.06%) OO
6 22 (8.06%) Scrum
7 20 (7.33%) Open Source
8 17 (6.23%) MVVM
9 16 (5.86%) Front End Development
10 13 (4.76%) Configuration Management
10 13 (4.76%) CRM
10 13 (4.76%) Software Engineering
10 13 (4.76%) Unit Testing
11 11 (4.03%) OOP
11 11 (4.03%) SDLC
12 9 (3.30%) Mentoring
12 9 (3.30%) Release Management
13 8 (2.93%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 210 (76.92%) C#
2 108 (39.56%) JavaScript
3 62 (22.71%) SQL
4 32 (11.72%) XAML
5 29 (10.62%) PowerShell
6 26 (9.52%) Java
7 18 (6.59%) T-SQL
8 14 (5.13%) TypeScript
9 12 (4.40%) PL/SQL
9 12 (4.40%) VB
10 11 (4.03%) VB.NET
11 6 (2.20%) Bash Shell
11 6 (2.20%) Python
12 5 (1.83%) PHP
13 4 (1.47%) VBA
14 3 (1.10%) C
14 3 (1.10%) Objective-C
14 3 (1.10%) Perl
14 3 (1.10%) Ruby
15 2 (0.73%) C++
Qualifications
1 25 (9.16%) Security Cleared
2 21 (7.69%) SC Cleared
3 8 (2.93%) Degree
4 3 (1.10%) CEH
4 3 (1.10%) CISSP
4 3 (1.10%) MCAD
4 3 (1.10%) MCSD
4 3 (1.10%) MCTS
4 3 (1.10%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (0.73%) ISEB
6 1 (0.37%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.37%) Six Sigma Black Belt
6 1 (0.37%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (3.30%) Disclosure Scotland
2 5 (1.83%) QA
3 2 (0.73%) WCAG
4 1 (0.37%) Basel III
4 1 (0.37%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (1.83%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (0.73%) vSphere
3 1 (0.37%) Docker
3 1 (0.37%) Shibboleth
3 1 (0.37%) Xen
Systems Management
1 20 (7.33%) Puppet
2 3 (1.10%) Ansible
2 3 (1.10%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (0.73%) SCCM
4 1 (0.37%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 101 (37.00%) Microsoft
2 17 (6.23%) Oracle
3 12 (4.40%) Sitecore
4 8 (2.93%) Adobe
5 6 (2.20%) Twitter
6 5 (1.83%) VMware
7 3 (1.10%) DevExpress
7 3 (1.10%) Splunk
7 3 (1.10%) Xamarin
8 2 (0.73%) Perforce
8 2 (0.73%) Red Hat
8 2 (0.73%) Salesforce.com
8 2 (0.73%) Sybase
9 1 (0.37%) Barracuda Networks
9 1 (0.37%) Bloomberg
9 1 (0.37%) Brio
9 1 (0.37%) Cisco
9 1 (0.37%) Telerik
9 1 (0.37%) WSO2
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