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 28 June 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
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 17 38 27
Rank change year-on-year +21 -11  
Contract jobs citing .NET 157 147 156
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 7.12% 5.00% 5.28%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 24.15% 22.04% 25.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 112 90 87
Median daily rate £375 £325 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.38% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £224 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £438 £430
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £339
% change year-on-year +3.57% +3.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Median hourly rate - £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.25 £40.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +8.12% -  

.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 650 667 621
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 29.49% 22.67% 21.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 1554 1503 1189
Median daily rate £375 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £263 £256
10% offered a daily rate of more than £620 £463 £463
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +4.00% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 12 15
Median hourly rate £43.39 £36.75 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.06% -8.12%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £36.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +18.05% -10.00%  

.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 3 months to 28 June 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 28 June 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
Edinburgh +35 81 £375 +17.18% 26
Glasgow +2 56 £350 +6.06% 19
Renfrewshire +47 9 £412 +33.11%
Aberdeen -10 5 £381 - 2
West Lothian - 2 £343 -
North Lanarkshire - 2 - -
Fife +3 1 £120 -
East Ayrshire - 1 £350 -
.NET
UK

For the 6 months to 28 June 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.

1 237 (77.45%) C#
2 134 (43.79%) MVC
3 128 (41.83%) ASP.NET
4 113 (36.93%) JavaScript
5 105 (34.31%) SQL Server
6 99 (32.35%) Agile Software Development
7 95 (31.05%) Microsoft
8 93 (30.39%) AngularJS
9 90 (29.41%) HTML
10 83 (27.12%) CSS
11 70 (22.88%) Team Foundation Server
12 68 (22.22%) Microsoft Azure
13 67 (21.90%) .NET Framework
14 66 (21.57%) SQL
15 62 (20.26%) ASP.NET MVC
16 60 (19.61%) Finance
17 56 (18.30%) Git (software)
18 54 (17.65%) Windows
19 50 (16.34%) XAML
20 49 (16.01%) Web Services
21 47 (15.36%) IIS
21 47 (15.36%) Entity Framework
22 46 (15.03%) Web Development
23 43 (14.05%) jQuery
24 41 (13.40%) PowerShell
25 40 (13.07%) Windows Server
26 38 (12.42%) HTML5
27 37 (12.09%) Continuous Integration
28 35 (11.44%) ASP.NET Web API
29 33 (10.78%) TDD

.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 47 (15.36%) IIS
2 21 (6.86%) EPiServer
3 20 (6.54%) CMS
4 19 (6.21%) Umbraco
5 13 (4.25%) SharePoint
6 10 (3.27%) Sitecore CMS
7 3 (0.98%) Drupal
7 3 (0.98%) Elasticsearch
8 2 (0.65%) Apache
8 2 (0.65%) Apache Solr
8 2 (0.65%) SAS
9 1 (0.33%) Confluence
9 1 (0.33%) JBoss
9 1 (0.33%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 1 (0.33%) Oracle Spatial
9 1 (0.33%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (0.33%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.33%) WebSphere
Applications
1 12 (3.92%) Photoshop
2 10 (3.27%) Adobe Illustrator
3 4 (1.31%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 2 (0.65%) Microsoft Office
5 1 (0.33%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 11 (3.59%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.33%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 68 (22.22%) Microsoft Azure
2 12 (3.92%) PaaS
3 7 (2.29%) IaaS
4 5 (1.63%) SaaS
5 4 (1.31%) GitHub
6 2 (0.65%) Amazon AWS
6 2 (0.65%) Office 365
7 1 (0.33%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 5 (1.63%) Intranet
2 1 (0.33%) Firewall
2 1 (0.33%) Internet
2 1 (0.33%) TCP/IP
2 1 (0.33%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 105 (34.31%) SQL Server
2 10 (3.27%) SQL Server 2014
3 9 (2.94%) SQL Server 2012
4 8 (2.61%) Data Warehouse
4 8 (2.61%) SQL Server 2008
5 7 (2.29%) Relational Database
6 5 (1.63%) MS Access
6 5 (1.63%) Oracle Database
7 4 (1.31%) Big Data
7 4 (1.31%) BusinessObjects
8 3 (0.98%) MongoDB
8 3 (0.98%) Oracle Exadata
8 3 (0.98%) RDBMS
8 3 (0.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 2 (0.65%) Azure SQL Database
9 2 (0.65%) MySQL
9 2 (0.65%) NoSQL
9 2 (0.65%) Redis
9 2 (0.65%) SQL Server 2016
9 2 (0.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 70 (22.88%) Team Foundation Server
2 56 (18.30%) Git (software)
3 24 (7.84%) Visual Studio
4 14 (4.58%) Moq
4 14 (4.58%) Octopus Deploy
5 13 (4.25%) gulp
6 9 (2.94%) Microsoft Blend
7 6 (1.96%) NUnit
8 4 (1.31%) Subversion
9 3 (0.98%) Jenkins
9 3 (0.98%) JIRA
9 3 (0.98%) Maven
9 3 (0.98%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 2 (0.65%) Bitbucket
10 2 (0.65%) IBM UrbanCode
10 2 (0.65%) Jasmine
10 2 (0.65%) MSTest
10 2 (0.65%) Oracle APEX
10 2 (0.65%) PHPUnit
10 2 (0.65%) WebDriver
General
1 60 (19.61%) Finance
2 15 (4.90%) Financial Institution
3 11 (3.59%) Banking
4 7 (2.29%) Back Office
5 3 (0.98%) Law
5 3 (0.98%) Manufacturing
5 3 (0.98%) Retail
6 2 (0.65%) Games
6 2 (0.65%) Legal
6 2 (0.65%) Marketing
6 2 (0.65%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.33%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 198 (64.71%) Developer
2 104 (33.99%) .NET Developer
3 69 (22.55%) C# Developer
4 47 (15.36%) C# .NET Developer
5 28 (9.15%) Web Developer
6 26 (8.50%) PowerShell Engineer
7 25 (8.17%) Architect
8 24 (7.84%) Automation Engineer
9 22 (7.19%) Angular Developer
9 22 (7.19%) ASP.NET Developer
10 20 (6.54%) C# ASP.NET Developer
11 19 (6.21%) WPF Developer
12 18 (5.88%) Senior Developer
13 16 (5.23%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
13 16 (5.23%) SQL Developer
14 13 (4.25%) C# WPF Developer
15 11 (3.59%) Software Developer
15 11 (3.59%) UI Developer
16 10 (3.27%) .NET Web Developer
16 10 (3.27%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 128 (41.83%) ASP.NET
2 93 (30.39%) AngularJS
3 90 (29.41%) HTML
4 83 (27.12%) CSS
5 67 (21.90%) .NET Framework
6 62 (20.26%) ASP.NET MVC
7 49 (16.01%) Web Services
8 47 (15.36%) Entity Framework
9 43 (14.05%) jQuery
10 38 (12.42%) HTML5
11 35 (11.44%) ASP.NET Web API
12 32 (10.46%) WPF
13 28 (9.15%) CSS3
14 26 (8.50%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 21 (6.86%) LINQ
16 16 (5.23%) XSLT
17 14 (4.58%) RESTful
18 13 (4.25%) Ajax
18 13 (4.25%) Modernizr
18 13 (4.25%) React
Miscellaneous
1 15 (4.90%) User Experience
2 12 (3.92%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (3.92%) Enterprise Software
3 11 (3.59%) Greenfield Project
4 7 (2.29%) Fintech
4 7 (2.29%) Mobile App
5 4 (1.31%) Computer Science
5 4 (1.31%) N-Tier
6 3 (0.98%) Data Centre
6 3 (0.98%) Linux Command Line
7 2 (0.65%) Mainframe
7 2 (0.65%) Private Cloud
7 2 (0.65%) Web 2.0
8 1 (0.33%) Credit Risk
8 1 (0.33%) EPoS
8 1 (0.33%) Hedge funds
8 1 (0.33%) Life Science
8 1 (0.33%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 54 (17.65%) Windows
2 40 (13.07%) Windows Server
3 32 (10.46%) Windows Server 2012
4 7 (2.29%) Unix
5 5 (1.63%) Apple iOS
6 4 (1.31%) Linux
7 3 (0.98%) Android
7 3 (0.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.33%) MVS
8 1 (0.33%) OpenVMS
8 1 (0.33%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 134 (43.79%) MVC
2 99 (32.35%) Agile Software Development
3 46 (15.03%) Web Development
4 37 (12.09%) Continuous Integration
5 33 (10.78%) TDD
6 31 (10.13%) Continuous Delivery
7 25 (8.17%) MVVM
8 24 (7.84%) Open Source
9 23 (7.52%) OO
10 22 (7.19%) Migration
10 22 (7.19%) Scrum
11 21 (6.86%) Front End Development
12 19 (6.21%) Responsive Web Design
13 18 (5.88%) OOP
13 18 (5.88%) SDLC
14 17 (5.56%) Software Engineering
15 14 (4.58%) CRM
15 14 (4.58%) Test Automation
16 11 (3.59%) Mobile Development
17 10 (3.27%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 237 (77.45%) C#
2 113 (36.93%) JavaScript
3 66 (21.57%) SQL
4 50 (16.34%) XAML
5 41 (13.40%) PowerShell
6 25 (8.17%) Java
7 23 (7.52%) PL/SQL
8 18 (5.88%) TypeScript
9 14 (4.58%) VB.NET
10 10 (3.27%) VB
11 8 (2.61%) Python
11 8 (2.61%) T-SQL
12 7 (2.29%) PHP
13 6 (1.96%) Bash Shell
13 6 (1.96%) VB6
14 4 (1.31%) Ruby
15 3 (0.98%) Perl
16 2 (0.65%) VBScript
17 1 (0.33%) MATLAB
17 1 (0.33%) VBA
Qualifications
1 27 (8.82%) Security Cleared
2 25 (8.17%) SC Cleared
3 8 (2.61%) Degree
4 7 (2.29%) Computer Science Degree
5 6 (1.96%) Microsoft Certification
6 5 (1.63%) MCTS
7 3 (0.98%) CEH
7 3 (0.98%) CISSP
8 2 (0.65%) ISEB
9 1 (0.33%) BPSS Clearance
9 1 (0.33%) MCSE
9 1 (0.33%) Six Sigma Black Belt
9 1 (0.33%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (1.96%) QA
2 4 (1.31%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.33%) Basel III
3 1 (0.33%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (0.65%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.33%) Docker
2 1 (0.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 24 (7.84%) Puppet
2 2 (0.65%) Ansible
2 2 (0.65%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (0.65%) SCCM
3 1 (0.33%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 95 (31.05%) Microsoft
2 24 (7.84%) Oracle
3 13 (4.25%) Adobe
4 11 (3.59%) Sitecore
5 6 (1.96%) Xamarin
6 5 (1.63%) Twitter
7 3 (0.98%) Red Hat
7 3 (0.98%) Splunk
8 2 (0.65%) Perforce
8 2 (0.65%) Telerik
9 1 (0.33%) Avaya
9 1 (0.33%) Brio
9 1 (0.33%) CyberArk
9 1 (0.33%) DevExpress
9 1 (0.33%) IBM
9 1 (0.33%) Sybase
9 1 (0.33%) VMware
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