Period
to 24 November 2017

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 24 November 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
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 30 27 29
Rank change year-on-year -3 +2 -12
Contract jobs citing .NET 252 278 307
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 5.00% 6.44% 4.95%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 18.68% 23.46% 24.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 162 187 186
Scotland median daily rate £350 £330 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.06% -2.94% +3.82%
10th Percentile £291 £262 £263
90th Percentile £449 £444 £475
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +6.25% +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 7 3
Scotland median hourly rate - £42.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% -
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%

.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 1349 1185 1259
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 26.78% 27.47% 20.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 842 709 680
Scotland median daily rate £375 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -6.67% -
10th Percentile £273 £263 £269
90th Percentile £525 £475 £488
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £410
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 16 16
Scotland median hourly rate £24.00 £43.75 £40.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -45.14% +8.35% +1.58%
10th Percentile £17.89 £24.63 £25.00
90th Percentile £40.03 £52.00 £55.00
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £38.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +5.26% +1.33% +8.70%

.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 24 November 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 6 months to 24 November 2017. 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 -7 128 £370 -1.33% 32
Glasgow -3 83 £350 +9.38% 25
Aberdeen -1 15 £425 +41.67% 1
Fife +10 10 £500 +61.29% 2
Renfrewshire +18 5 £335 +9.84%
Dundee +1 3 £288 +4.55% 1
West Lothian -6 2 £324 -7.50%
Stirling - 2 £338 - 1
Perth and Kinross - 1 £308 -
.NET
UK

For the 6 months to 24 November 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.

1 188 (74.60%) C#
2 121 (48.02%) Agile Software Development
3 105 (41.67%) SQL Server
4 102 (40.48%) ASP.NET
5 100 (39.68%) JavaScript
6 82 (32.54%) SQL
7 78 (30.95%) MVC
8 65 (25.79%) HTML
9 63 (25.00%) CSS
9 63 (25.00%) Microsoft
10 52 (20.63%) Microsoft Azure
11 43 (17.06%) Visual Studio
12 42 (16.67%) Finance
13 40 (15.87%) Windows
13 40 (15.87%) AngularJS
14 39 (15.48%) Web Development
15 38 (15.08%) .NET Framework
16 37 (14.68%) jQuery
17 35 (13.89%) Scrum
17 35 (13.89%) XML
18 34 (13.49%) Oracle
19 32 (12.70%) SharePoint
20 29 (11.51%) Java
20 29 (11.51%) ASP.NET MVC
21 27 (10.71%) Test Automation
21 27 (10.71%) PL/SQL
21 27 (10.71%) Web Services
22 23 (9.13%) Linux
22 23 (9.13%) IIS
22 23 (9.13%) 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 32 (12.70%) SharePoint
2 23 (9.13%) IIS
3 14 (5.56%) SharePoint 2010
4 13 (5.16%) Apache
5 10 (3.97%) SharePoint 2013
6 7 (2.78%) SharePoint Server
7 6 (2.38%) JBoss
7 6 (2.38%) Tomcat
8 5 (1.98%) BizTalk Server
8 5 (1.98%) OpenStack
9 4 (1.59%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 4 (1.59%) CMS
9 4 (1.59%) WebSphere
9 4 (1.59%) WebSphere Application Server
10 3 (1.19%) ColdFusion
10 3 (1.19%) Umbraco
11 2 (0.79%) CICS
11 2 (0.79%) Sitecore CMS
12 1 (0.40%) Drupal
12 1 (0.40%) EPiServer
Applications
1 4 (1.59%) Adobe Illustrator
1 4 (1.59%) Photoshop
2 3 (1.19%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 14 (5.56%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.79%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.40%) Infor M3
3 1 (0.40%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 52 (20.63%) Microsoft Azure
2 18 (7.14%) Office 365
3 15 (5.95%) Amazon AWS
4 14 (5.56%) PaaS
5 13 (5.16%) IaaS
6 3 (1.19%) SaaS
7 2 (0.79%) Azure Active Directory
7 2 (0.79%) Yammer
8 1 (0.40%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.40%) Amazon ELB
8 1 (0.40%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 16 (6.35%) Intranet
2 11 (4.37%) TCP/IP
3 9 (3.57%) Firewall
4 5 (1.98%) Internet
4 5 (1.98%) LDAP
5 4 (1.59%) BIG-IP
5 4 (1.59%) NetScaler
6 2 (0.79%) CTI
7 1 (0.40%) DNS
7 1 (0.40%) FTP
7 1 (0.40%) HTTP
7 1 (0.40%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 105 (41.67%) SQL Server
2 20 (7.94%) Relational Database
3 8 (3.17%) MySQL
3 8 (3.17%) Redis
4 6 (2.38%) Oracle Database
5 5 (1.98%) DB2
5 5 (1.98%) RDBMS
5 5 (1.98%) SQL Server 2008
5 5 (1.98%) SQL Server 2012
6 4 (1.59%) SQL Server 2014
7 3 (1.19%) Oracle Database 11g
7 3 (1.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 2 (0.79%) Azure SQL Database
8 2 (0.79%) Oracle Database 10g
8 2 (0.79%) Oracle Database 12c
8 2 (0.79%) SQL Server 2005
8 2 (0.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 1 (0.40%) Oracle9i Database
9 1 (0.40%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 43 (17.06%) Visual Studio
2 17 (6.75%) Team Foundation Server
3 10 (3.97%) Jenkins
4 9 (3.57%) Git (software)
5 6 (2.38%) JIRA
5 6 (2.38%) Maven
5 6 (2.38%) NUnit
5 6 (2.38%) Selenium
6 4 (1.59%) CruiseControl
6 4 (1.59%) Microsoft Blend
7 3 (1.19%) FishEye
7 3 (1.19%) Oracle Forms
7 3 (1.19%) TeamCity
8 2 (0.79%) Octopus Deploy
8 2 (0.79%) PhantomJS
8 2 (0.79%) Redmine
8 2 (0.79%) ReSharper
8 2 (0.79%) SpecFlow
8 2 (0.79%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 2 (0.79%) Vagrant
General
1 42 (16.67%) Finance
2 18 (7.14%) Banking
3 4 (1.59%) Retail
3 4 (1.59%) Telecoms
4 2 (0.79%) Legal
4 2 (0.79%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.40%) Advertising
5 1 (0.40%) Automotive
5 1 (0.40%) Marketing
5 1 (0.40%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 176 (69.84%) Developer
2 99 (39.29%) .NET Developer
3 47 (18.65%) C# Developer
4 33 (13.10%) C# .NET Developer
5 20 (7.94%) Analyst
6 18 (7.14%) Senior Developer
6 18 (7.14%) SharePoint Developer
7 13 (5.16%) ASP.NET Developer
8 12 (4.76%) Senior .NET Developer
8 12 (4.76%) Software Developer
8 12 (4.76%) Web Developer
9 11 (4.37%) Applications Support
9 11 (4.37%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
9 11 (4.37%) Consultant
9 11 (4.37%) Full Stack Developer
9 11 (4.37%) SQL Developer
9 11 (4.37%) WPF Developer
10 10 (3.97%) DevOps Engineer
10 10 (3.97%) Senior C# Developer
11 9 (3.57%) C# ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 102 (40.48%) ASP.NET
2 65 (25.79%) HTML
3 63 (25.00%) CSS
4 40 (15.87%) AngularJS
5 38 (15.08%) .NET Framework
6 37 (14.68%) jQuery
7 35 (13.89%) XML
8 29 (11.51%) ASP.NET MVC
9 27 (10.71%) Web Services
10 21 (8.33%) Entity Framework
11 20 (7.94%) RESTful
12 19 (7.54%) JSON
13 18 (7.14%) Ajax
13 18 (7.14%) WPF
13 18 (7.14%) XSLT
14 17 (6.75%) ASP.NET Web API
14 17 (6.75%) SOAP
15 15 (5.95%) HTML5
16 13 (5.16%) WCF
17 12 (4.76%) .NET Core
Miscellaneous
1 13 (5.16%) Greenfield Project
2 12 (4.76%) PKI
3 9 (3.57%) N-Tier
4 8 (3.17%) Computer Science
5 7 (2.78%) Analytical Skills
5 7 (2.78%) Enterprise Software
5 7 (2.78%) User Experience
6 5 (1.98%) DataPower
7 4 (1.59%) Algorithms
7 4 (1.59%) Device Driver
8 3 (1.19%) Blog
8 3 (1.19%) Fintech
8 3 (1.19%) Mainframe
8 3 (1.19%) Video Conferencing
9 2 (0.79%) Private Cloud
9 2 (0.79%) RIA
9 2 (0.79%) Virtual Team
10 1 (0.40%) Data Structures
10 1 (0.40%) iPad
10 1 (0.40%) Swaptions
Operating Systems
1 40 (15.87%) Windows
2 23 (9.13%) Linux
3 14 (5.56%) Windows Server
4 13 (5.16%) Unix
5 11 (4.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 9 (3.57%) Windows Server 2012
7 8 (3.17%) Windows Server 2008
8 7 (2.78%) Windows Server 2003
9 5 (1.98%) Solaris
10 2 (0.79%) Windows 7
11 1 (0.40%) Android
11 1 (0.40%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.40%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 121 (48.02%) Agile Software Development
2 78 (30.95%) MVC
3 39 (15.48%) Web Development
4 35 (13.89%) Scrum
5 27 (10.71%) Test Automation
6 23 (9.13%) TDD
7 22 (8.73%) SDLC
8 20 (7.94%) Continuous Integration
9 17 (6.75%) CRM
9 17 (6.75%) Software Engineering
10 15 (5.95%) OO
11 13 (5.16%) Document Management
11 13 (5.16%) Front End Development
12 12 (4.76%) Microservices
12 12 (4.76%) SOLID
13 11 (4.37%) DevOps
13 11 (4.37%) OOP
14 10 (3.97%) Asset Management
14 10 (3.97%) Migration
14 10 (3.97%) Refactoring
Programming Languages
1 188 (74.60%) C#
2 100 (39.68%) JavaScript
3 82 (32.54%) SQL
4 29 (11.51%) Java
5 27 (10.71%) PL/SQL
6 21 (8.33%) PowerShell
7 19 (7.54%) T-SQL
8 15 (5.95%) C++
9 14 (5.56%) VB.NET
10 9 (3.57%) Perl
10 9 (3.57%) Python
11 8 (3.17%) TypeScript
12 7 (2.78%) PHP
13 6 (2.38%) VB
13 6 (2.38%) XAML
14 5 (1.98%) C
14 5 (1.98%) VB6
15 4 (1.59%) Shell Script
16 3 (1.19%) Bash Shell
17 2 (0.79%) Go
Qualifications
1 17 (6.75%) Degree
2 15 (5.95%) Microsoft Certification
3 8 (3.17%) Computer Science Degree
3 8 (3.17%) MCSE
4 7 (2.78%) MCSD
5 5 (1.98%) Security Cleared
6 4 (1.59%) SC Cleared
7 3 (1.19%) MCAD
7 3 (1.19%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (7.14%) QA
2 5 (1.98%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.40%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (2.38%) Active Directory
2 4 (1.59%) Docker
3 3 (1.19%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 3 (1.19%) NFS
4 2 (0.79%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.40%) Virtual Desktop
5 1 (0.40%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 8 (3.17%) Opscode Chef
2 6 (2.38%) Netcool
2 6 (2.38%) Puppet
2 6 (2.38%) SCOM
3 4 (1.59%) Ansible
3 4 (1.59%) WMI
4 2 (0.79%) CA Endevor
Vendors
1 63 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 34 (13.49%) Oracle
3 11 (4.37%) Red Hat
4 8 (3.17%) Adobe
5 7 (2.78%) CyberArk
5 7 (2.78%) Nintex
6 5 (1.98%) Citrix
6 5 (1.98%) F5
6 5 (1.98%) IBM
7 4 (1.59%) HP
7 4 (1.59%) Imperva
7 4 (1.59%) Perforce
8 3 (1.19%) ServiceNow
8 3 (1.19%) Sitecore
8 3 (1.19%) Sybase
9 2 (0.79%) Avaya
9 2 (0.79%) Infragistics
9 2 (0.79%) Planview
9 2 (0.79%) Telerik
9 2 (0.79%) VMware