Period
to 22 May 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 22 May 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
22 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 23 16 34
Rank change year-on-year -7 +18 -14
Contract jobs citing .NET 355 304 293
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 6.88% 8.49% 5.33%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 25.61% 28.12% 23.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 246 221 162
Scotland median daily rate £388 £350 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.71% +3.70% -
10th Percentile £310 £288 £263
90th Percentile £472 £488 £450
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 1
Scotland median hourly rate £60.00 £17.32 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +246.42% -23.02% -48.57%
10th Percentile £57.50 £15.26 £21.25
90th Percentile £62.50 £17.32 £23.75
UK median hourly rate £45.00 £42.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +5.88% +13.33% +10.29%

.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 1,386 1,081 1,274
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 26.86% 30.20% 23.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 842 698 731
Scotland median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - -
10th Percentile £306 £279 £263
90th Percentile £531 £488 £506
UK median daily rate £475 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +8.57% +2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 15 10
Scotland median hourly rate £24.25 £37.50 £29.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -35.33% +28.21% -25.00%
10th Percentile £10.83 £14.59 £13.48
90th Percentile £54.25 £52.17 £38.88
UK median hourly rate £42.27 £40.50 £38.00
% change year-on-year +4.36% +6.58% +8.57%

.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 22 May 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 22 May 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
Glasgow +2 159 £375 +7.14% 51
Edinburgh -14 137 £388 +3.33% 58
Renfrewshire -30 19 £424 +21.07% 4
Dundee +3 14 £382 +86.10% 5
Aberdeen +18 11 £390 +7.59% 3
West Lothian -1 5 £338 +4.65% 4
Midlothian - 2 - - 3
North Lanarkshire -6 1 - -
Stirling - 1 - - 4
.NET
UK

For the 6 months to 22 May 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.

1 261 (73.52%) C#
2 205 (57.75%) SQL Server
3 187 (52.68%) JavaScript
4 157 (44.23%) MVC
5 150 (42.25%) Agile Software Development
6 135 (38.03%) Microsoft
7 134 (37.75%) ASP.NET
8 115 (32.39%) SQL
9 112 (31.55%) HTML
10 110 (30.99%) CSS
11 104 (29.30%) Microsoft Azure
12 103 (29.01%) .NET Framework
13 84 (23.66%) AngularJS
14 80 (22.54%) ASP.NET MVC
15 78 (21.97%) jQuery
16 75 (21.13%) ASP.NET Web API
17 68 (19.15%) Entity Framework
18 61 (17.18%) Finance
19 60 (16.90%) CRM
20 58 (16.34%) Visual Studio
21 55 (15.49%) Dynamics CRM
22 49 (13.80%) Scrum
22 49 (13.80%) REST
23 45 (12.68%) Web Development
24 44 (12.39%) Team Foundation Server
25 41 (11.55%) SharePoint
26 37 (10.42%) XML
26 37 (10.42%) T-SQL
27 34 (9.58%) PowerShell
28 33 (9.30%) Continuous Integration

.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 41 (11.55%) SharePoint
2 32 (9.01%) IIS
3 28 (7.89%) SharePoint 2013
4 24 (6.76%) SharePoint 2010
5 23 (6.48%) SharePoint Server
6 11 (3.10%) CMS
7 8 (2.25%) Umbraco
8 6 (1.69%) WebSphere
9 5 (1.41%) Apache
9 5 (1.41%) OpenStack
10 3 (0.85%) MS Exchange
11 2 (0.56%) Confluence
11 2 (0.56%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 1 (0.28%) EPiServer
12 1 (0.28%) Kentico
12 1 (0.28%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 23 (6.48%) InfoPath
2 3 (0.85%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (0.56%) Chatbot
3 2 (0.56%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.28%) 3ds Max
4 1 (0.28%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 1 (0.28%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (0.28%) Maya
4 1 (0.28%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 55 (15.49%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (1.13%) Infor M3
2 4 (1.13%) Markit EDM
2 4 (1.13%) thinkFolio
3 2 (0.56%) Oracle Applications
3 2 (0.56%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.28%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.28%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 104 (29.30%) Microsoft Azure
2 33 (9.30%) Office 365
3 17 (4.79%) Amazon AWS
4 12 (3.38%) Dynamics 365
5 2 (0.56%) Dialogflow
5 2 (0.56%) IaaS
5 2 (0.56%) npm
5 2 (0.56%) PaaS
6 1 (0.28%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (0.28%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.28%) GitHub
6 1 (0.28%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (0.28%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (1.69%) WEP
2 4 (1.13%) Internet
3 2 (0.56%) HTTPS
3 2 (0.56%) Skype
4 1 (0.28%) ATM
4 1 (0.28%) FTP
4 1 (0.28%) HTTP
4 1 (0.28%) Intranet
4 1 (0.28%) SSL
4 1 (0.28%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 205 (57.75%) SQL Server
2 28 (7.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 25 (7.04%) Azure SQL Database
4 24 (6.76%) Relational Database
5 16 (4.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 7 (1.97%) Power BI
6 7 (1.97%) SQL Server 2014
7 6 (1.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 5 (1.41%) RDBMS
8 5 (1.41%) SQL Server 2008
9 4 (1.13%) MySQL
10 3 (0.85%) Flink
10 3 (0.85%) MongoDB
11 2 (0.56%) NoSQL
11 2 (0.56%) Oracle Reports
11 2 (0.56%) SAP BW
11 2 (0.56%) SQL Server 2005
11 2 (0.56%) SQL Server 2012
12 1 (0.28%) Oracle9i Database
12 1 (0.28%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 58 (16.34%) Visual Studio
2 44 (12.39%) Team Foundation Server
3 25 (7.04%) NUnit
4 24 (6.76%) Git (software)
5 18 (5.07%) MSTest
6 9 (2.54%) Selenium
6 9 (2.54%) TeamCity
7 7 (1.97%) Subversion
8 6 (1.69%) Jasmine
8 6 (1.69%) JIRA
9 4 (1.13%) Artifactory
9 4 (1.13%) Cucumber
9 4 (1.13%) Jenkins
9 4 (1.13%) ReSharper
10 3 (0.85%) Bitbucket
10 3 (0.85%) Sonatype Nexus
10 3 (0.85%) SpecFlow
11 2 (0.56%) IBM UrbanCode
11 2 (0.56%) Octopus Deploy
11 2 (0.56%) Oracle Forms
General
1 61 (17.18%) Finance
2 16 (4.51%) Banking
3 8 (2.25%) Advertising
4 4 (1.13%) Manufacturing
4 4 (1.13%) Retail
5 3 (0.85%) Front Office
5 3 (0.85%) Legal
5 3 (0.85%) Marketing
6 2 (0.56%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.28%) Electronics
7 1 (0.28%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.28%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.28%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 263 (74.08%) Developer
2 157 (44.23%) .NET Developer
3 62 (17.46%) C# Developer
4 45 (12.68%) C# .NET Developer
5 32 (9.01%) Senior Developer
6 29 (8.17%) Full Stack Developer
7 28 (7.89%) Architect
7 28 (7.89%) CRM Developer
8 26 (7.32%) Software Developer
9 23 (6.48%) ASP.NET Developer
9 23 (6.48%) Dynamics CRM Developer
9 23 (6.48%) Web Developer
10 22 (6.20%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
11 20 (5.63%) Senior .NET Developer
12 18 (5.07%) Solutions Architect
13 17 (4.79%) C# ASP.NET Developer
13 17 (4.79%) JavaScript Developer
14 15 (4.23%) .NET Web Developer
14 15 (4.23%) SharePoint Engineer
15 14 (3.94%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 134 (37.75%) ASP.NET
2 112 (31.55%) HTML
3 110 (30.99%) CSS
4 103 (29.01%) .NET Framework
5 84 (23.66%) AngularJS
6 80 (22.54%) ASP.NET MVC
7 78 (21.97%) jQuery
8 75 (21.13%) ASP.NET Web API
9 68 (19.15%) Entity Framework
10 49 (13.80%) REST
11 37 (10.42%) XML
12 32 (9.01%) .NET Core
12 32 (9.01%) HTML5
13 31 (8.73%) RESTful
14 27 (7.61%) Angular 2
15 26 (7.32%) XSLT
16 25 (7.04%) Web Services
17 24 (6.76%) WCF
18 22 (6.20%) CSS3
19 17 (4.79%) OAuth
Miscellaneous
1 33 (9.30%) Enterprise Software
2 27 (7.61%) Computer Science
3 13 (3.66%) Greenfield Project
4 12 (3.38%) User Experience
5 4 (1.13%) Algorithms
5 4 (1.13%) Data Structures
5 4 (1.13%) Fintech
6 3 (0.85%) Mainframe
7 2 (0.56%) Graphic Design
7 2 (0.56%) Virtual Team
8 1 (0.28%) Analytical Skills
8 1 (0.28%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.28%) Hybrid Cloud
8 1 (0.28%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.28%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.28%) Smartphone
8 1 (0.28%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 33 (9.30%) Windows
2 30 (8.45%) Windows Server
3 25 (7.04%) Windows Server 2012
4 23 (6.48%) Windows Server 2003
4 23 (6.48%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (0.85%) Apple iOS
5 3 (0.85%) Linux
5 3 (0.85%) Unix
5 3 (0.85%) zOS
6 2 (0.56%) AIX
6 2 (0.56%) Android
6 2 (0.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.28%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 157 (44.23%) MVC
2 150 (42.25%) Agile Software Development
3 60 (16.90%) CRM
4 49 (13.80%) Scrum
5 45 (12.68%) Web Development
6 33 (9.30%) Continuous Integration
7 31 (8.73%) Migration
8 28 (7.89%) SDLC
9 26 (7.32%) TDD
10 25 (7.04%) Workflow
11 24 (6.76%) High Availability
11 24 (6.76%) Service Design
12 23 (6.48%) OO
12 23 (6.48%) Records Management
12 23 (6.48%) Software Engineering
13 22 (6.20%) Digital Transformation Programme
14 21 (5.92%) Unit Testing
15 19 (5.35%) Front End Development
16 18 (5.07%) Problem-Solving
17 17 (4.79%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 261 (73.52%) C#
2 187 (52.68%) JavaScript
3 115 (32.39%) SQL
4 37 (10.42%) T-SQL
5 34 (9.58%) PowerShell
6 31 (8.73%) Java
7 20 (5.63%) TypeScript
8 15 (4.23%) PHP
9 13 (3.66%) Python
10 12 (3.38%) VB.NET
11 8 (2.25%) PL/SQL
12 7 (1.97%) C++
13 4 (1.13%) VB
14 3 (0.85%) VB6
14 3 (0.85%) VBA
15 2 (0.56%) C
15 2 (0.56%) Perl
15 2 (0.56%) XAML
16 1 (0.28%) Java 8
16 1 (0.28%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 26 (7.32%) Degree
2 24 (6.76%) Computer Science Degree
3 23 (6.48%) MCSE
3 23 (6.48%) Microsoft Certification
4 21 (5.92%) Security Cleared
5 17 (4.79%) SC Cleared
6 4 (1.13%) BPSS Clearance
7 3 (0.85%) TOGAF Certification
8 2 (0.56%) CCNP
8 2 (0.56%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (0.28%) HND
9 1 (0.28%) ISEB
9 1 (0.28%) ISTQB
9 1 (0.28%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (3.38%) QA
2 3 (0.85%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.28%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 19 (5.35%) Docker
2 5 (1.41%) Active Directory
3 3 (0.85%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 6 (1.69%) Puppet
2 5 (1.41%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (0.85%) Ansible
4 1 (0.28%) Packer
4 1 (0.28%) SCCM
4 1 (0.28%) Single Sign-On
4 1 (0.28%) Terraform
4 1 (0.28%) WMI
Vendors
1 135 (38.03%) Microsoft
2 24 (6.76%) Oracle
3 23 (6.48%) Nintex
4 13 (3.66%) Xamarin
5 6 (1.69%) IBM
6 5 (1.41%) Ab Initio
7 4 (1.13%) Capita
7 4 (1.13%) Charles River
7 4 (1.13%) Sitecore
8 3 (0.85%) Bloomberg
8 3 (0.85%) CODA
8 3 (0.85%) FactSet
8 3 (0.85%) SAP
8 3 (0.85%) Telerik
8 3 (0.85%) TIBCO
9 2 (0.56%) Adobe
9 2 (0.56%) Epicor
9 2 (0.56%) Hyperion
9 2 (0.56%) Red Hat
9 2 (0.56%) Splunk