The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South West 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 26 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)
England / South West
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 12 16 10
Rank change year-on-year +4 -6  
Contract jobs citing .NET 262 237 306
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 9.65% 8.03% 9.82%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 35.99% 30.54% 37.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 177 180 228
Median daily rate £360 £345 £335
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.34% +2.98%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £290 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £425 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £340
% change year-on-year +3.57% +2.94%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 1
Median hourly rate £45.00 £38.75 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.12% +10.71%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.25 £39.38 £40.00
% change year-on-year +9.84% -1.56%  

.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 the South West with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
South West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 728 776 807
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 26.81% 26.29% 25.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 446 536 562
Median daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £290 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £488 £449
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 20 38
Median hourly rate £47.50 £38.75 £39.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +22.58% -0.64%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £20.39 £19.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £50.00 £55.00
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 the South West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South West 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 the South West

.NET
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing .NET in the South West.

Contractor daily rate trend for .NET in the South West

.NET
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing .NET in the South West over the 3 months to 26 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for .NET in the South West

.NET
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing .NET in the South West.

Contractor hourly rate trend for .NET in the South West

.NET
Contract Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing .NET within the South West region over the 3 months to 26 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
Bristol +8 96 £375 +11.11% 39
Wiltshire +1 71 £340 +0.74% 17
Somerset -3 31 £385 -0.64% 9
Gloucestershire +12 23 £350 +7.69% 17
Devon -16 15 £355 +9.23% 9
Dorset +11 6 £360 -6.49% 33
Cornwall - 2 £250 - 4
.NET
England

For the 6 months to 26 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 South West region with a requirement for .NET.

1 396 (77.80%) C#
2 242 (47.54%) ASP.NET
3 235 (46.17%) MVC
4 222 (43.61%) Agile Software Development
5 219 (43.03%) JavaScript
6 189 (37.13%) SQL Server
7 167 (32.81%) SQL
8 159 (31.24%) HTML
9 156 (30.65%) Microsoft
10 151 (29.67%) CSS
11 124 (24.36%) AngularJS
12 117 (22.99%) Scrum
12 117 (22.99%) ASP.NET Web API
13 111 (21.81%) ASP.NET MVC
13 111 (21.81%) .NET Framework
14 104 (20.43%) Finance
15 103 (20.24%) Team Foundation Server
16 86 (16.90%) Visual Studio
17 85 (16.70%) Test Automation
18 84 (16.50%) jQuery
19 81 (15.91%) WCF
20 75 (14.73%) TDD
21 67 (13.16%) Windows
22 66 (12.97%) BDD
23 60 (11.79%) Twitter Bootstrap
23 60 (11.79%) Continuous Integration
23 60 (11.79%) Security Cleared
24 56 (11.00%) Microsoft Azure
25 55 (10.81%) HTML5
26 54 (10.61%) Web Services

.NET
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West 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 43 (8.45%) IIS
2 42 (8.25%) SharePoint
3 27 (5.30%) CMS
4 20 (3.93%) Sitecore CMS
5 17 (3.34%) SharePoint 2013
6 15 (2.95%) Elasticsearch
7 12 (2.36%) NServiceBus
8 11 (2.16%) WebSphere
9 10 (1.96%) Apache
10 8 (1.57%) Umbraco
11 7 (1.38%) Jetty
11 7 (1.38%) Mongrel
11 7 (1.38%) nginx
11 7 (1.38%) Tomcat
12 6 (1.18%) BizTalk Server
12 6 (1.18%) JBoss
13 4 (0.79%) EPiServer
13 4 (0.79%) SharePoint 2010
13 4 (0.79%) WebSphere Portal
14 2 (0.39%) Kentico
Applications
1 4 (0.79%) InfoPath
2 2 (0.39%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.39%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (0.20%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 1 (0.20%) Fireworks
3 1 (0.20%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.20%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.20%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 48 (9.43%) Dynamics CRM
2 40 (7.86%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 3 (0.59%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.20%) SAP BPC
4 1 (0.20%) SDL Web 8
Cloud Services
1 56 (11.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 33 (6.48%) Amazon AWS
3 12 (2.36%) Amazon EC2
4 11 (2.16%) Google Cloud Platform
5 8 (1.57%) GitHub
6 6 (1.18%) Google App Engine
7 3 (0.59%) Office 365
7 3 (0.59%) SaaS
8 2 (0.39%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.20%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 13 (2.55%) HTTP
2 10 (1.96%) Internet
2 10 (1.96%) PuTTY
2 10 (1.96%) WinSCP
3 8 (1.57%) TCP/IP
4 7 (1.38%) SSL
5 6 (1.18%) DHCP
5 6 (1.18%) DNS
5 6 (1.18%) FTP
5 6 (1.18%) IPsec
6 3 (0.59%) Intranet
7 2 (0.39%) LAN
7 2 (0.39%) WAN
8 1 (0.20%) AMQP
8 1 (0.20%) LDAP
8 1 (0.20%) Skype
8 1 (0.20%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 189 (37.13%) SQL Server
2 46 (9.04%) SQL Server 2012
3 33 (6.48%) SQL Server 2008
4 21 (4.13%) Oracle Database
5 20 (3.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 19 (3.73%) SQL Server 2005
7 14 (2.75%) Hadoop
7 14 (2.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 12 (2.36%) NoSQL
9 11 (2.16%) Oracle Reports
10 10 (1.96%) Oracle Database 10g
10 10 (1.96%) Oracle Database 11g
11 8 (1.57%) MS Access
12 6 (1.18%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 6 (1.18%) DTS
12 6 (1.18%) MongoDB
12 6 (1.18%) Relational Database
12 6 (1.18%) SQL Server 2014
13 5 (0.98%) MySQL
14 4 (0.79%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 103 (20.24%) Team Foundation Server
2 86 (16.90%) Visual Studio
3 43 (8.45%) Selenium
4 36 (7.07%) SpecFlow
5 28 (5.50%) Cucumber
5 28 (5.50%) Jenkins
6 23 (4.52%) TeamCity
7 18 (3.54%) Git (software)
8 16 (3.14%) HP UFT
8 16 (3.14%) Visual Studio Team System
9 13 (2.55%) JIRA
9 13 (2.55%) SoapUI
10 12 (2.36%) Eclipse
11 10 (1.96%) Ant
11 10 (1.96%) Jasmine
11 10 (1.96%) Octopus Deploy
11 10 (1.96%) Oracle APEX
12 8 (1.57%) TestNG
12 8 (1.57%) Toad
12 8 (1.57%) WebDriver
General
1 104 (20.43%) Finance
2 42 (8.25%) Electronics
2 42 (8.25%) Marketing
3 41 (8.06%) Telecoms
4 40 (7.86%) Manufacturing
5 20 (3.93%) Banking
6 16 (3.14%) Advertising
7 2 (0.39%) Aerospace
7 2 (0.39%) Local Government
8 1 (0.20%) Arabic Language
8 1 (0.20%) Back Office
8 1 (0.20%) Billing
8 1 (0.20%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.20%) Retail
Job Titles
1 391 (76.82%) Developer
2 216 (42.44%) .NET Developer
3 132 (25.93%) C# Developer
4 76 (14.93%) C# .NET Developer
5 44 (8.64%) ASP.NET Developer
6 40 (7.86%) CRM Developer
7 31 (6.09%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 29 (5.70%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
8 29 (5.70%) Software Developer
9 28 (5.50%) Sitecore Developer
10 26 (5.11%) SQL Developer
11 24 (4.72%) Angular Developer
12 23 (4.52%) SharePoint Developer
13 22 (4.32%) Senior Developer
14 21 (4.13%) .NET Software Developer
14 21 (4.13%) Dynamics CRM Developer
15 19 (3.73%) C# Software Developer
16 18 (3.54%) Full Stack Developer
17 16 (3.14%) Microsoft Developer
17 16 (3.14%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 242 (47.54%) ASP.NET
2 159 (31.24%) HTML
3 151 (29.67%) CSS
4 124 (24.36%) AngularJS
5 117 (22.99%) ASP.NET Web API
6 111 (21.81%) .NET Framework
6 111 (21.81%) ASP.NET MVC
7 84 (16.50%) jQuery
8 81 (15.91%) WCF
9 60 (11.79%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 55 (10.81%) HTML5
11 54 (10.61%) Web Services
12 53 (10.41%) WPF
13 51 (10.02%) Entity Framework
14 42 (8.25%) Ajax
15 38 (7.47%) REST
16 37 (7.27%) XML
17 32 (6.29%) JSON
17 32 (6.29%) SOAP
18 24 (4.72%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 47 (9.23%) Greenfield Project
2 37 (7.27%) User Experience
3 14 (2.75%) W3C
4 11 (2.16%) Analytical Skills
5 8 (1.57%) N-Tier
6 6 (1.18%) Blog
6 6 (1.18%) Public Cloud
7 5 (0.98%) Virtual Team
8 4 (0.79%) Mobile App
9 3 (0.59%) Data Protection Act
10 2 (0.39%) Computer Science
10 2 (0.39%) Enterprise Software
10 2 (0.39%) Management Information System
10 2 (0.39%) Mobile Banking
10 2 (0.39%) RIA
11 1 (0.20%) Clustering
11 1 (0.20%) CMDB
11 1 (0.20%) Digital Media
11 1 (0.20%) EPoS
11 1 (0.20%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 67 (13.16%) Windows
2 27 (5.30%) Linux
2 27 (5.30%) Windows Server
3 17 (3.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 11 (2.16%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (0.98%) Unix
6 3 (0.59%) Android
6 3 (0.59%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.20%) Fedora
7 1 (0.20%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.20%) Windows Mobile
7 1 (0.20%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.20%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 235 (46.17%) MVC
2 222 (43.61%) Agile Software Development
3 117 (22.99%) Scrum
4 85 (16.70%) Test Automation
5 75 (14.73%) TDD
6 66 (12.97%) BDD
7 60 (11.79%) Continuous Integration
8 48 (9.43%) Business Intelligence
8 48 (9.43%) CRM
9 46 (9.04%) Web Development
10 41 (8.06%) DevOps
10 41 (8.06%) Digital Marketing
11 40 (7.86%) Programme Management
12 39 (7.66%) Unit Testing
13 29 (5.70%) SDLC
14 27 (5.30%) Front End Development
15 24 (4.72%) Content Management
15 24 (4.72%) Continuous Delivery
15 24 (4.72%) Software Engineering
16 19 (3.73%) Pair Programming
Programming Languages
1 396 (77.80%) C#
2 219 (43.03%) JavaScript
3 167 (32.81%) SQL
4 49 (9.63%) T-SQL
5 46 (9.04%) Java
6 28 (5.50%) PowerShell
7 24 (4.72%) VB.NET
8 15 (2.95%) Ruby
9 11 (2.16%) TypeScript
10 10 (1.96%) F#
10 10 (1.96%) PHP
10 10 (1.96%) Python
11 8 (1.57%) Scala
12 7 (1.38%) ActionScript
12 7 (1.38%) VB
13 5 (0.98%) C++
14 4 (0.79%) Bash Shell
14 4 (0.79%) Perl
15 3 (0.59%) VBScript
16 2 (0.39%) VBA
Qualifications
1 60 (11.79%) Security Cleared
2 46 (9.04%) SC Cleared
3 8 (1.57%) ISEB
4 7 (1.38%) DV Cleared
5 6 (1.18%) Degree
5 6 (1.18%) ISEB Practitioner
5 6 (1.18%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 3 (0.59%) BPSS Clearance
6 3 (0.59%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (0.39%) ISTQB
8 1 (0.20%) MCP
8 1 (0.20%) MCPD
8 1 (0.20%) MCSA
8 1 (0.20%) MCSE
8 1 (0.20%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (6.09%) QA
2 1 (0.20%) Basel II
2 1 (0.20%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (0.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (0.20%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (2.16%) vSphere
2 10 (1.96%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (1.77%) Virtual Machines
4 6 (1.18%) Active Directory
4 6 (1.18%) Xen
5 5 (0.98%) Docker
6 2 (0.39%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 10 (1.96%) vRealize
2 9 (1.77%) Puppet
3 7 (1.38%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (0.79%) HP Quality Center
5 2 (0.39%) Ansible
6 1 (0.20%) Ambari
6 1 (0.20%) Hadoop YARN
6 1 (0.20%) Oozie
Vendors
1 156 (30.65%) Microsoft
2 42 (8.25%) SAP
3 35 (6.88%) Oracle
4 29 (5.70%) Sitecore
5 22 (4.32%) VMware
6 20 (3.93%) Sencha
7 15 (2.95%) Apple
8 13 (2.55%) Google
9 12 (2.36%) Red Hat
10 11 (2.16%) IBM
11 10 (1.96%) HP
11 10 (1.96%) Xamarin
12 4 (0.79%) Nintex
12 4 (0.79%) Twitter
13 3 (0.59%) CA Agile Central
13 3 (0.59%) Sybase
13 3 (0.59%) Telerik
14 2 (0.39%) RedGate
15 1 (0.20%) DevExpress
15 1 (0.20%) Facebook
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