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 22 March 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.

3 months to
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft .NET (dotNet)
England / South West
Rank 15 20 10
Rank change year-on-year +5 -10  
Contract jobs citing .NET 239 209 307
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 9.36% 7.29% 9.91%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 32.78% 30.03% 40.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 165 154 224
Median daily rate £365 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.28% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £300 £286
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 13
Median hourly rate £40.50 £10.50 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +285.71% -67.69%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.10 £10.10 £32.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.90 £10.90 £41.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £37.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year +1.35% +5.71%  

.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 729 696 750
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 28.54% 24.28% 24.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 482 460 485
Median daily rate £388 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.71% -6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 53 19
Median hourly rate £41.00 £38.75 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.80% +10.71%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £31.00 £32.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £57.00 £47.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £38.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.55%  

.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 22 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 22 March 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 +10 85 £375 +7.14% 68
Wiltshire -9 40 £413 +17.85% 12
Somerset +9 37 £338 -3.57% 15
Devon +7 27 £275 -15.38% 15
Gloucestershire +11 26 £365 -5.80% 14
Dorset -7 5 £325 -18.75% 19
Cornwall -7 2 - - 1
.NET
England

.NET
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 22 March 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.

1 381 (72.16%) C#
2 252 (47.73%) ASP.NET
3 228 (43.18%) Agile Software Development
4 217 (41.10%) SQL Server
5 212 (40.15%) JavaScript
6 198 (37.50%) MVC
7 181 (34.28%) HTML
8 171 (32.39%) Microsoft
9 164 (31.06%) CSS
10 131 (24.81%) SQL
11 120 (22.73%) Scrum
12 113 (21.40%) ASP.NET MVC
13 111 (21.02%) AngularJS
14 107 (20.27%) Team Foundation Server
15 106 (20.08%) jQuery
16 102 (19.32%) .NET Framework
17 99 (18.75%) Finance
18 92 (17.42%) Visual Studio
18 92 (17.42%) ASP.NET Web API
19 73 (13.83%) SharePoint
20 71 (13.45%) WCF
21 69 (13.07%) TDD
22 68 (12.88%) Windows
23 67 (12.69%) HTML5
24 65 (12.31%) BDD
25 62 (11.74%) Security Cleared
26 57 (10.80%) Continuous Integration
27 56 (10.61%) Twitter Bootstrap
28 55 (10.42%) Web Services
29 54 (10.23%) SC Cleared

.NET
Top Related 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 73 (13.83%) SharePoint
2 47 (8.90%) IIS
3 37 (7.01%) CMS
4 26 (4.92%) Sitecore CMS
5 22 (4.17%) SharePoint 2013
6 13 (2.46%) Elasticsearch
6 13 (2.46%) WebSphere
7 11 (2.08%) BizTalk Server
8 10 (1.89%) Apache
9 9 (1.70%) Tomcat
9 9 (1.70%) Umbraco
10 8 (1.52%) JBoss
10 8 (1.52%) NServiceBus
11 7 (1.33%) Apache Spark
11 7 (1.33%) SharePoint 2010
12 6 (1.14%) Jetty
12 6 (1.14%) Mongrel
12 6 (1.14%) nginx
13 5 (0.95%) WebSphere Portal
14 4 (0.76%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 43 (8.14%) MS Excel
2 4 (0.76%) MS Office
3 3 (0.57%) MS Project
4 2 (0.38%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.19%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 1 (0.19%) Fireworks
5 1 (0.19%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.19%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.19%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 43 (8.14%) Dynamics CRM
2 31 (5.87%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.38%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.19%) nopCommerce
4 1 (0.19%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.19%) Primavera
4 1 (0.19%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 51 (9.66%) Microsoft Azure
2 38 (7.20%) Amazon AWS
3 10 (1.89%) Amazon EC2
4 7 (1.33%) Office 365
5 6 (1.14%) Amazon Kinesis
5 6 (1.14%) Google Cloud Platform
6 5 (0.95%) GitHub
6 5 (0.95%) Google App Engine
7 2 (0.38%) Amazon S3
7 2 (0.38%) SaaS
8 1 (0.19%) Boomi
8 1 (0.19%) Google Analytics
8 1 (0.19%) IaaS
8 1 (0.19%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 18 (3.41%) Internet
2 9 (1.70%) TCP/IP
3 8 (1.52%) HTTP
4 7 (1.33%) Firewall
5 6 (1.14%) SSL
6 5 (0.95%) DHCP
6 5 (0.95%) DNS
6 5 (0.95%) FTP
6 5 (0.95%) Intranet
6 5 (0.95%) Intrusion Detection
6 5 (0.95%) IPsec
7 4 (0.76%) Network Security
7 4 (0.76%) PuTTY
7 4 (0.76%) WinSCP
8 3 (0.57%) SAN
9 2 (0.38%) Cisco ASA
9 2 (0.38%) Skype
10 1 (0.19%) LAN
10 1 (0.19%) SSH
10 1 (0.19%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 217 (41.10%) SQL Server
2 50 (9.47%) SQL Server 2012
3 41 (7.77%) SQL Server 2008
4 29 (5.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 28 (5.30%) Oracle Database
6 24 (4.55%) MySQL
6 24 (4.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 22 (4.17%) Big Data
8 18 (3.41%) NoSQL
9 14 (2.65%) Hadoop
10 13 (2.46%) SQL Server 2005
11 12 (2.27%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 12 (2.27%) Data Warehouse
12 11 (2.08%) PostgreSQL
13 9 (1.70%) MS Access
13 9 (1.70%) Oracle Database 10g
13 9 (1.70%) Oracle Database 11g
13 9 (1.70%) Relational Database
14 8 (1.52%) BusinessObjects
14 8 (1.52%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 107 (20.27%) Team Foundation Server
2 92 (17.42%) Visual Studio
3 41 (7.77%) Selenium
4 37 (7.01%) SpecFlow
5 35 (6.63%) Cucumber
6 29 (5.49%) Git (software)
7 20 (3.79%) Jenkins
8 13 (2.46%) Visual Studio Team System
9 12 (2.27%) SoapUI
10 11 (2.08%) TeamCity
11 10 (1.89%) HP UFT
11 10 (1.89%) Jasmine
11 10 (1.89%) WebDriver
12 9 (1.70%) Subversion
12 9 (1.70%) Toad
13 7 (1.33%) NUnit
14 6 (1.14%) Ant
14 6 (1.14%) Eclipse
14 6 (1.14%) JIRA
14 6 (1.14%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 99 (18.75%) Finance
2 35 (6.63%) Marketing
3 34 (6.44%) Telecoms
4 33 (6.25%) Electronics
5 32 (6.06%) Manufacturing
6 27 (5.11%) Advertising
7 11 (2.08%) Banking
8 4 (0.76%) Back Office
9 2 (0.38%) Billing
10 1 (0.19%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.19%) Games
10 1 (0.19%) Legal
10 1 (0.19%) Retail
Job Titles
1 384 (72.73%) Developer
2 218 (41.29%) .NET Developer
3 112 (21.21%) C# Developer
4 85 (16.10%) C# .NET Developer
5 57 (10.80%) ASP.NET Developer
6 47 (8.90%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 38 (7.20%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
8 34 (6.44%) SharePoint Developer
9 32 (6.06%) Software Developer
10 28 (5.30%) CRM Developer
10 28 (5.30%) SQL Developer
11 27 (5.11%) Senior Developer
12 26 (4.92%) .NET Software Developer
12 26 (4.92%) C# Software Developer
12 26 (4.92%) Sitecore Developer
13 25 (4.73%) Tester
14 21 (3.98%) Consultant
15 20 (3.79%) Dynamics CRM Developer
15 20 (3.79%) Senior .NET Developer
16 19 (3.60%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 252 (47.73%) ASP.NET
2 181 (34.28%) HTML
3 164 (31.06%) CSS
4 113 (21.40%) ASP.NET MVC
5 111 (21.02%) AngularJS
6 106 (20.08%) jQuery
7 102 (19.32%) .NET Framework
8 92 (17.42%) ASP.NET Web API
9 71 (13.45%) WCF
10 67 (12.69%) HTML5
11 56 (10.61%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 55 (10.42%) Web Services
13 41 (7.77%) Ajax
14 37 (7.01%) WPF
15 36 (6.82%) Entity Framework
15 36 (6.82%) SOAP
15 36 (6.82%) XML
16 35 (6.63%) JSON
17 34 (6.44%) REST
18 30 (5.68%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 34 (6.44%) User Experience
2 20 (3.79%) Analytical Skills
3 19 (3.60%) W3C
4 12 (2.27%) Mobile App
5 8 (1.52%) Algorithms
5 8 (1.52%) Management Information System
5 8 (1.52%) N-Tier
6 4 (0.76%) Digital Media
7 3 (0.57%) Blog
7 3 (0.57%) Clustering
7 3 (0.57%) iPad
7 3 (0.57%) Public Cloud
8 2 (0.38%) Client/Server
8 2 (0.38%) Computer Science
8 2 (0.38%) Cyberthreat
8 2 (0.38%) RIA
8 2 (0.38%) Virtual Team
9 1 (0.19%) CMDB
9 1 (0.19%) Graphic Design
9 1 (0.19%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 68 (12.88%) Windows
2 25 (4.73%) Windows Server
3 22 (4.17%) Linux
4 12 (2.27%) Unix
5 11 (2.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 5 (0.95%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (0.76%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (0.57%) Android
8 3 (0.57%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (0.38%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.19%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.19%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 228 (43.18%) Agile Software Development
2 198 (37.50%) MVC
3 120 (22.73%) Scrum
4 69 (13.07%) TDD
5 65 (12.31%) BDD
6 57 (10.80%) Continuous Integration
7 51 (9.66%) Web Development
8 48 (9.09%) Business Intelligence
8 48 (9.09%) CRM
9 43 (8.14%) Software Engineering
10 37 (7.01%) Test Automation
11 36 (6.82%) Unit Testing
12 35 (6.63%) Content Management
13 32 (6.06%) Automated Testing
13 32 (6.06%) DevOps
13 32 (6.06%) Digital Marketing
13 32 (6.06%) Programme Management
13 32 (6.06%) SDLC
14 30 (5.68%) Front End Development
15 26 (4.92%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 381 (72.16%) C#
2 212 (40.15%) JavaScript
3 131 (24.81%) SQL
4 43 (8.14%) T-SQL
5 41 (7.77%) Java
5 41 (7.77%) VB.NET
6 23 (4.36%) PowerShell
7 20 (3.79%) Python
8 17 (3.22%) PHP
9 15 (2.84%) ActionScript
10 14 (2.65%) Ruby
11 13 (2.46%) PL/SQL
12 12 (2.27%) C++
13 9 (1.70%) Scala
14 8 (1.52%) TypeScript
15 7 (1.33%) Shell Script
16 6 (1.14%) VB
17 5 (0.95%) Apex Code
18 4 (0.76%) Bash Shell
18 4 (0.76%) F#
Qualifications
1 62 (11.74%) Security Cleared
2 54 (10.23%) SC Cleared
3 13 (2.46%) ISEB
4 11 (2.08%) ISTQB
5 7 (1.33%) Degree
6 6 (1.14%) DV Cleared
7 3 (0.57%) BPSS Clearance
7 3 (0.57%) CHECK Team Member
7 3 (0.57%) CISM
7 3 (0.57%) CREST Certified
7 3 (0.57%) ISEB Practitioner
7 3 (0.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 1 (0.19%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 46 (8.71%) QA
2 6 (1.14%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.38%) Basel II
3 2 (0.38%) ISO 9000
3 2 (0.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.19%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 13 (2.46%) Active Directory
2 11 (2.08%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (1.52%) Virtual Machines
4 7 (1.33%) Snort
5 5 (0.95%) vSphere
5 5 (0.95%) Xen
6 4 (0.76%) Docker
Systems Management
1 11 (2.08%) HP Quality Center
2 8 (1.52%) Puppet
3 5 (0.95%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (0.76%) vRealize
5 3 (0.57%) Failover Clustering
6 2 (0.38%) Ansible
6 2 (0.38%) Nessus
6 2 (0.38%) NetBackup
6 2 (0.38%) QRadar
7 1 (0.19%) Ambari
7 1 (0.19%) CloudHub
7 1 (0.19%) Hadoop YARN
7 1 (0.19%) Oozie
7 1 (0.19%) SCCM
Vendors
1 171 (32.39%) Microsoft
2 48 (9.09%) Oracle
3 34 (6.44%) SAP
4 30 (5.68%) Sitecore
5 19 (3.60%) Xamarin
6 17 (3.22%) Apple
7 16 (3.03%) VMware
8 12 (2.27%) IBM
9 11 (2.08%) Sencha
10 8 (1.52%) Salesforce.com
11 7 (1.33%) Google
12 6 (1.14%) Red Hat
13 5 (0.95%) Sourcefire
14 4 (0.76%) HP
15 3 (0.57%) Sybase
16 2 (0.38%) CheckPoint
16 2 (0.38%) Cisco
16 2 (0.38%) Citrix
16 2 (0.38%) Intel Security
16 2 (0.38%) Telerik
South West
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £300 - £320 per day + working inside IR35
Posted: 8 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
The People Network
Rate: £400 - £600 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Bath, Avon
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £375 - £425 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Bristol
OHO Group Ltd.
Rate: £350 - £500 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Posted: 6 days ago
Dorset
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: Competitive Daily Rate
Posted: 6 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Talent International
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
People Source Consulting
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Bristol
OHO Group Ltd.
Rate: £400 - £550 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
Bristol
OHO Group Ltd.
Rate: £400 - £550 per day
Posted: 12 days ago
Bristol
People Source Consulting
Rate: £330 - £350 per day + flexible working hours
Posted: 12 days ago
Bristol
People Source Consulting
Rate: £400 - £420 per day
Posted: 9 days ago