Period
to 17 October 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 17 October 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
17 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 25 27 29
Rank change year-on-year +2 +2 +5
Contract jobs citing .NET 346 278 304
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 6.45% 5.73% 6.18%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 22.88% 19.89% 23.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 207 178 216
Scotland median daily rate £375 £363 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.45% +9.85% +1.54%
10th Percentile £309 £289 £261
90th Percentile £480 £538 £441
UK median daily rate £450 £413 £390
% change year-on-year +9.09% +5.77% +2.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 6
Scotland median hourly rate £43.00 - £41.25
UK median hourly rate £43.25 £42.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year +1.76% +6.25% -

.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 1,512 1,398 1,292
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 28.20% 28.80% 26.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 840 870 796
Scotland median daily rate £400 £380 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +8.57% -6.67%
10th Percentile £313 £280 £263
90th Percentile £550 £526 £475
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 6 16
Scotland median hourly rate £32.50 £27.00 £36.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.37% -26.53% -11.32%
10th Percentile £12.03 £18.75 £14.00
90th Percentile £43.00 £43.39 £46.06
UK median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +3.75% +6.67% +0.13%

.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 17 October 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 17 October 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 +4 177 £400 +6.67% 58
Glasgow -11 99 £363 +3.57% 60
Dundee +4 15 £323 +12.17% 6
West Lothian +17 11 £235 -24.19% 1
Renfrewshire -19 11 £419 +21.73% 2
Midlothian - 5 - - 5
Aberdeen 0 3 - - 6
Fife -5 2 - - 1
Stirling -1 1 - - 2
.NET
UK

For the 6 months to 17 October 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.

1 237 (68.50%) C#
2 153 (44.22%) JavaScript
3 150 (43.35%) SQL Server
4 149 (43.06%) Agile Software Development
5 139 (40.17%) SQL
6 134 (38.73%) ASP.NET
7 108 (31.21%) MVC
8 102 (29.48%) CSS
8 102 (29.48%) HTML
9 93 (26.88%) Microsoft
10 78 (22.54%) .NET Framework
10 78 (22.54%) Microsoft Azure
11 71 (20.52%) Visual Studio
12 68 (19.65%) Continuous Integration
13 65 (18.79%) Finance
14 63 (18.21%) ASP.NET MVC
15 59 (17.05%) jQuery
16 57 (16.47%) AngularJS
17 56 (16.18%) Team Foundation Server
18 53 (15.32%) Scrum
19 48 (13.87%) Java
20 44 (12.72%) Web Development
21 41 (11.85%) SharePoint
22 40 (11.56%) XML
23 39 (11.27%) Git (software)
23 39 (11.27%) HTML5
23 39 (11.27%) Office 365
24 38 (10.98%) ASP.NET Web API
24 38 (10.98%) Windows
25 37 (10.69%) Oracle

.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 (11.85%) SharePoint
2 28 (8.09%) SharePoint 2013
3 24 (6.94%) IIS
4 15 (4.34%) SharePoint 2010
5 12 (3.47%) SharePoint Server
6 10 (2.89%) Apache
7 7 (2.02%) Confluence
7 7 (2.02%) Umbraco
8 6 (1.73%) Apache Spark
8 6 (1.73%) CMS
9 5 (1.45%) EPiServer
10 4 (1.16%) Kentico
11 2 (0.58%) NServiceBus
11 2 (0.58%) OpenStack
11 2 (0.58%) WebSphere
12 1 (0.29%) JBoss
12 1 (0.29%) Oracle Workflow
12 1 (0.29%) Sitecore CMS
12 1 (0.29%) Tomcat
12 1 (0.29%) WildFly
Applications
1 12 (3.47%) InfoPath
2 9 (2.60%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (1.16%) Microsoft Office
4 2 (0.58%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.29%) 3ds Max
5 1 (0.29%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 1 (0.29%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.29%) Maya
5 1 (0.29%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.29%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 21 (6.07%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (1.45%) Markit EDM
3 4 (1.16%) Oracle Cash Management
4 2 (0.58%) Oracle Applications
4 2 (0.58%) Sage 200
4 2 (0.58%) thinkFolio
5 1 (0.29%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.29%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.29%) Infor M3
5 1 (0.29%) Sage 300 ERP
5 1 (0.29%) Sage CRM
Cloud Services
1 78 (22.54%) Microsoft Azure
2 39 (11.27%) Office 365
3 36 (10.40%) Amazon AWS
4 11 (3.18%) Dynamics 365
5 8 (2.31%) npm
6 7 (2.02%) Yarn
7 5 (1.45%) IaaS
7 5 (1.45%) PaaS
7 5 (1.45%) SaaS
8 4 (1.16%) Datadog
8 4 (1.16%) NuGet
8 4 (1.16%) OpenShift
9 2 (0.58%) Heroku
10 1 (0.29%) GitHub
10 1 (0.29%) Google Cloud Platform
10 1 (0.29%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 5 (1.45%) Internet
2 3 (0.87%) Firewall
3 2 (0.58%) HTTPS
3 2 (0.58%) Intranet
3 2 (0.58%) WEP
4 1 (0.29%) ATM
4 1 (0.29%) Broadband
4 1 (0.29%) FTP
4 1 (0.29%) HTTP
4 1 (0.29%) SMS
4 1 (0.29%) SSL
4 1 (0.29%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 150 (43.35%) SQL Server
2 31 (8.96%) Relational Database
3 23 (6.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 19 (5.49%) RDBMS
5 11 (3.18%) Crystal Reports
5 11 (3.18%) MySQL
6 10 (2.89%) Power BI
7 7 (2.02%) NoSQL
7 7 (2.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 6 (1.73%) Amazon Athena
8 6 (1.73%) Apache Hive
8 6 (1.73%) Hadoop
8 6 (1.73%) MS Access
8 6 (1.73%) Oracle Database
9 5 (1.45%) Azure SQL Database
10 4 (1.16%) SQL Server 2012
11 3 (0.87%) Flink
11 3 (0.87%) Oracle Reports
11 3 (0.87%) SQL Server 2008
12 2 (0.58%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 71 (20.52%) Visual Studio
2 56 (16.18%) Team Foundation Server
3 39 (11.27%) Git (software)
4 19 (5.49%) NUnit
5 16 (4.62%) TeamCity
6 14 (4.05%) Selenium
7 13 (3.76%) Artifactory
7 13 (3.76%) JIRA
8 12 (3.47%) Bitbucket
9 10 (2.89%) Sonatype Nexus
10 9 (2.60%) IBM UrbanCode
10 9 (2.60%) Jenkins
11 8 (2.31%) Subversion
11 8 (2.31%) webpack
12 7 (2.02%) Babel
12 7 (2.02%) Maven
12 7 (2.02%) Mocha
12 7 (2.02%) Octopus Deploy
13 6 (1.73%) SpecFlow
13 6 (1.73%) WebDriver
General
1 65 (18.79%) Finance
2 27 (7.80%) Banking
3 14 (4.05%) Manufacturing
4 5 (1.45%) Advertising
4 5 (1.45%) Front Office
4 5 (1.45%) Law
5 4 (1.16%) Retail
5 4 (1.16%) Retail Banking
6 3 (0.87%) Investment Banking
7 2 (0.58%) Avionics
8 1 (0.29%) Games
8 1 (0.29%) Legal
8 1 (0.29%) Marketing
8 1 (0.29%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 251 (72.54%) Developer
2 115 (33.24%) .NET Developer
3 56 (16.18%) C# Developer
4 34 (9.83%) C# .NET Developer
5 26 (7.51%) Web Developer
6 23 (6.65%) Full Stack Developer
7 20 (5.78%) Senior Developer
8 19 (5.49%) CRM Developer
8 19 (5.49%) JavaScript Developer
9 17 (4.91%) SharePoint Developer
9 17 (4.91%) Software Developer
10 14 (4.05%) Architect
11 12 (3.47%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
11 12 (3.47%) Dynamics CRM Developer
11 12 (3.47%) SQL Developer
12 11 (3.18%) .NET Web Developer
12 11 (3.18%) Consultant
12 11 (3.18%) React Developer
13 10 (2.89%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
13 10 (2.89%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 134 (38.73%) ASP.NET
2 102 (29.48%) CSS
2 102 (29.48%) HTML
3 78 (22.54%) .NET Framework
4 63 (18.21%) ASP.NET MVC
5 59 (17.05%) jQuery
6 57 (16.47%) AngularJS
7 40 (11.56%) XML
8 39 (11.27%) HTML5
9 38 (10.98%) ASP.NET Web API
10 33 (9.54%) Entity Framework
11 32 (9.25%) React
12 25 (7.23%) CSS3
13 24 (6.94%) Web Services
14 21 (6.07%) KnockoutJS
14 21 (6.07%) REST
14 21 (6.07%) WPF
15 15 (4.34%) JSON
16 14 (4.05%) WCF
16 14 (4.05%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 21 (6.07%) User Experience
2 20 (5.78%) Enterprise Software
3 13 (3.76%) Cloud Native
4 12 (3.47%) Computer Science
5 9 (2.60%) Analytical Skills
6 6 (1.73%) Greenfield Project
6 6 (1.73%) Self-Motivation
7 4 (1.16%) Fintech
8 3 (0.87%) Mobile App
9 2 (0.58%) Algorithms
9 2 (0.58%) Virtual Team
10 1 (0.29%) Credit Risk
10 1 (0.29%) Data Structures
10 1 (0.29%) Fixed Income
10 1 (0.29%) Graphic Design
10 1 (0.29%) iPad
10 1 (0.29%) iPhone
10 1 (0.29%) LIMS
10 1 (0.29%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 38 (10.98%) Windows
2 27 (7.80%) Windows Server
3 14 (4.05%) Windows Server 2012
4 12 (3.47%) Windows Server 2003
4 12 (3.47%) Windows Server 2008
5 9 (2.60%) Unix
6 8 (2.31%) Linux
6 8 (2.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (1.16%) Ubuntu
7 4 (1.16%) Windows 2000 Server
8 3 (0.87%) Android
8 3 (0.87%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.29%) Windows 10
9 1 (0.29%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 149 (43.06%) Agile Software Development
2 108 (31.21%) MVC
3 68 (19.65%) Continuous Integration
4 53 (15.32%) Scrum
5 44 (12.72%) Web Development
6 36 (10.40%) TDD
7 27 (7.80%) SDLC
7 27 (7.80%) Test Automation
8 25 (7.23%) Analytics
9 23 (6.65%) CRM
9 23 (6.65%) OO
10 21 (6.07%) Continuous Delivery
11 19 (5.49%) Data Analytics
12 18 (5.20%) ERP
12 18 (5.20%) Migration
12 18 (5.20%) Re-Platforming
12 18 (5.20%) Software Engineering
13 16 (4.62%) Front End Development
13 16 (4.62%) High Availability
13 16 (4.62%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 237 (68.50%) C#
2 153 (44.22%) JavaScript
3 139 (40.17%) SQL
4 48 (13.87%) Java
5 33 (9.54%) PowerShell
6 23 (6.65%) Python
6 23 (6.65%) TypeScript
7 18 (5.20%) VB.NET
8 15 (4.34%) T-SQL
9 10 (2.89%) PL/SQL
9 10 (2.89%) VBA
10 9 (2.60%) ES6
11 8 (2.31%) C++
12 7 (2.02%) XAML
13 6 (1.73%) PHP
14 5 (1.45%) Ruby
14 5 (1.45%) VB
15 4 (1.16%) Perl
15 4 (1.16%) VB6
16 2 (0.58%) C
Qualifications
1 16 (4.62%) Degree
2 13 (3.76%) Microsoft Certification
3 12 (3.47%) MCSE
4 10 (2.89%) Computer Science Degree
5 7 (2.02%) Security Cleared
6 4 (1.16%) ISEB
6 4 (1.16%) ISTQB
6 4 (1.16%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 4 (1.16%) SC Cleared
7 3 (0.87%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (0.29%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (3.76%) QA
2 4 (1.16%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (0.58%) PMO
4 1 (0.29%) EMIR
System Software
1 7 (2.02%) Docker
2 1 (0.29%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 16 (4.62%) Puppet
2 10 (2.89%) Ansible
3 7 (2.02%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (1.16%) Kubernetes
4 4 (1.16%) Nagios
4 4 (1.16%) Packer
4 4 (1.16%) SCCM
4 4 (1.16%) Terraform
5 3 (0.87%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 93 (26.88%) Microsoft
2 37 (10.69%) Oracle
3 16 (4.62%) Epicor
4 12 (3.47%) Nintex
5 5 (1.45%) IBM
5 5 (1.45%) Informatica
5 5 (1.45%) Splunk
5 5 (1.45%) Talend
5 5 (1.45%) Vermilion
5 5 (1.45%) Xamarin
6 4 (1.16%) AppDynamics
6 4 (1.16%) Google
6 4 (1.16%) Micro Focus
6 4 (1.16%) New Relic
6 4 (1.16%) Red Hat
6 4 (1.16%) Twitter
7 3 (0.87%) Sitecore
8 2 (0.58%) Ab Initio
8 2 (0.58%) Bloomberg
8 2 (0.58%) CA Agile Central