The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Watford 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 27 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.

Microsoft .NET (dotNet)
Hertfordshire / Watford
3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 10 15 10
Rank change year-on-year +5 -5  
Contract jobs citing .NET 13 7 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Watford 10.66% 7.22% 12.50%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 38.24% 13.73% 27.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 6 7
Median daily rate £450 £309 £265
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +45.74% +16.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £300 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £418 £338
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £36.00 £34.50
% change year-on-year +13.88% +4.34%  

.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 Watford with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
Watford
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 34 51 58
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Watford 27.87% 52.58% 45.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 23 25
Median daily rate £350 £385 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.09% -0.64%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £300 £261
10% offered a daily rate of more than £503 £550 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £37.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.50 £38.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +6.57% +5.55%  

.NET
Job Vacancy Trend in Watford

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Watford 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 Watford

.NET
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Watford

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

Contractor daily rate trend for .NET in Watford

.NET
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Watford

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing .NET in Watford over the 3 months to 27 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for .NET in Watford

.NET
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Watford

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for .NET in Watford

.NET
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Watford

For the 6 months to 27 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 Watford region with a requirement for .NET.

1 13 (92.86%) JavaScript
2 10 (71.43%) Java
2 10 (71.43%) XML
3 9 (64.29%) IBM
3 9 (64.29%) WebSphere
3 9 (64.29%) IBM Integration Bus
4 8 (57.14%) DataPower
4 8 (57.14%) WebSphere Cast Iron
5 7 (50.00%) JSON
5 7 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (42.86%) WebSphere MQ
6 6 (42.86%) XSLT
6 6 (42.86%) OO
6 6 (42.86%) CRM
6 6 (42.86%) API Development
6 6 (42.86%) DevOps
6 6 (42.86%) RESTful
6 6 (42.86%) Open Source
7 5 (35.71%) SAP HCM
7 5 (35.71%) SuccessFactors
7 5 (35.71%) Boomi
7 5 (35.71%) SQL
7 5 (35.71%) SAP
7 5 (35.71%) Dell
7 5 (35.71%) Dynamics CRM
8 4 (28.57%) Release Management
8 4 (28.57%) Configuration Management
8 4 (28.57%) Crystal Reports
8 4 (28.57%) T-SQL
8 4 (28.57%) C#

.NET
Co-occurring IT Skills in Watford 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 9 (64.29%) WebSphere
2 1 (7.14%) NServiceBus
Business Applications
1 5 (35.71%) Dynamics CRM
1 5 (35.71%) SAP HCM
Cloud Services
1 5 (35.71%) Boomi
1 5 (35.71%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 2 (14.29%) HTTP
1 2 (14.29%) HTTPS
2 1 (7.14%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (28.57%) Crystal Reports
2 3 (21.43%) MongoDB
2 3 (21.43%) PostgreSQL
2 3 (21.43%) Sybase ASE
3 2 (14.29%) SQL Server
3 2 (14.29%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (7.14%) MySQL
4 1 (7.14%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (21.43%) Finance
2 1 (7.14%) Retail
2 1 (7.14%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 13 (92.86%) Developer
2 7 (50.00%) WebSphere Developer
3 5 (35.71%) Integration Developer
4 4 (28.57%) Java Developer
5 3 (21.43%) .NET Developer
6 1 (7.14%) .NET Software Developer
6 1 (7.14%) Angular Developer
6 1 (7.14%) Architect
6 1 (7.14%) ASP.NET Developer
6 1 (7.14%) Consultant
6 1 (7.14%) Java Engineer
6 1 (7.14%) Java WebSphere Developer
6 1 (7.14%) Software Developer
6 1 (7.14%) VB.NET Developer
6 1 (7.14%) VB.NET/ASP.NET Developer
6 1 (7.14%) WebSphere Architect
6 1 (7.14%) WebSphere Consultant
6 1 (7.14%) WebSphere Message Broker Developer
6 1 (7.14%) XML Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (71.43%) XML
2 9 (64.29%) IBM Integration Bus
3 7 (50.00%) JSON
4 6 (42.86%) RESTful
4 6 (42.86%) WebSphere MQ
4 6 (42.86%) XSLT
5 4 (28.57%) Web Services
6 3 (21.43%) AngularJS
6 3 (21.43%) Hibernate
6 3 (21.43%) J2EE
6 3 (21.43%) JSP
6 3 (21.43%) SOAP
6 3 (21.43%) Spring
7 2 (14.29%) ASP.NET
7 2 (14.29%) CSS
7 2 (14.29%) HTML
7 2 (14.29%) REST
8 1 (7.14%) .NET Framework
8 1 (7.14%) Classic ASP
8 1 (7.14%) MSMQ
Miscellaneous
1 8 (57.14%) DataPower
2 4 (28.57%) Mobile App
3 1 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (7.14%) RIA
3 1 (7.14%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 3 (21.43%) Linux
1 3 (21.43%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (42.86%) API Development
2 6 (42.86%) CRM
2 6 (42.86%) DevOps
2 6 (42.86%) OO
2 6 (42.86%) Open Source
3 4 (28.57%) Configuration Management
3 4 (28.57%) Continuous Integration
3 4 (28.57%) Release Management
4 1 (7.14%) B2B
4 1 (7.14%) Change Control
4 1 (7.14%) E-Commerce
4 1 (7.14%) Functional Testing
4 1 (7.14%) Logistics
4 1 (7.14%) MVC
4 1 (7.14%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (7.14%) Regression Testing
4 1 (7.14%) Software Engineering
4 1 (7.14%) Unit Testing
4 1 (7.14%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 13 (92.86%) JavaScript
2 10 (71.43%) Java
3 5 (35.71%) SQL
4 4 (28.57%) C#
4 4 (28.57%) T-SQL
5 3 (21.43%) C
6 1 (7.14%) VB.NET
Systems Management
1 8 (57.14%) WebSphere Cast Iron
Vendors
1 9 (64.29%) IBM
2 5 (35.71%) Dell
2 5 (35.71%) SAP
3 3 (21.43%) Sybase
4 1 (7.14%) Microsoft
4 1 (7.14%) Oracle
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