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 25 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)
Hertfordshire / Watford
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 17 17 24
Rank change year-on-year 0 +7  
Contract jobs citing .NET 10 6 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Watford 6.29% 4.44% 5.00%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 25.64% 20.00% 13.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 4 4
Median daily rate £300 £550 £331
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -45.45% +66.03%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £274 £465 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £635 £350
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £338
% change year-on-year +3.57% +3.70%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 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 39 30 60
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Watford 24.53% 22.22% 37.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 17 23
Median daily rate £350 £425 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -17.64% +17.24%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £238 £338
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £575 £395
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 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 25 June 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing .NET in Watford.

Contractor hourly rate trend for .NET in Watford

For the 6 months to 25 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 Watford region with a requirement for .NET.

1 17 (73.91%) JavaScript
2 12 (52.17%) Java
3 9 (39.13%) ASP.NET
3 9 (39.13%) XML
3 9 (39.13%) IBM
3 9 (39.13%) WebSphere
3 9 (39.13%) IBM Integration Bus
4 8 (34.78%) DataPower
4 8 (34.78%) JSON
4 8 (34.78%) WebSphere Cast Iron
4 8 (34.78%) C#
4 8 (34.78%) SQL
5 6 (26.09%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (26.09%) WebSphere MQ
5 6 (26.09%) T-SQL
5 6 (26.09%) HTML
5 6 (26.09%) XSLT
5 6 (26.09%) OO
5 6 (26.09%) Web Services
5 6 (26.09%) API Development
5 6 (26.09%) Mobile App
5 6 (26.09%) RESTful
5 6 (26.09%) Open Source
6 5 (21.74%) SAP HCM
6 5 (21.74%) SuccessFactors
6 5 (21.74%) DevOps
6 5 (21.74%) REST
6 5 (21.74%) Boomi
6 5 (21.74%) CRM
6 5 (21.74%) CSS

.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 (39.13%) WebSphere
2 1 (4.35%) CMS
2 1 (4.35%) Sitecore CMS
2 1 (4.35%) Umbraco
Business Applications
1 5 (21.74%) Dynamics CRM
1 5 (21.74%) SAP HCM
Cloud Services
1 5 (21.74%) Boomi
1 5 (21.74%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.70%) HTTP
1 2 (8.70%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (21.74%) Crystal Reports
2 4 (17.39%) MongoDB
2 4 (17.39%) Sybase ASE
3 3 (13.04%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (13.04%) SQL Server
4 2 (8.70%) SQL Server 2000
4 2 (8.70%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (4.35%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (4.35%) OLAP
5 1 (4.35%) OLAP Cube
5 1 (4.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (4.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (4.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (13.04%) Git (software)
1 3 (13.04%) Visual Studio Team System
2 2 (8.70%) Visual Studio
3 1 (4.35%) Jenkins
3 1 (4.35%) JMeter
3 1 (4.35%) jMock
3 1 (4.35%) JUnit
3 1 (4.35%) Selenium
General
1 4 (17.39%) Finance
2 3 (13.04%) Interactive Media
3 1 (4.35%) Retail
Job Titles
1 21 (91.30%) Developer
2 7 (30.43%) WebSphere Developer
3 5 (21.74%) Integration Developer
3 5 (21.74%) Java Developer
4 4 (17.39%) .NET Developer
5 2 (8.70%) ASP.NET Developer
5 2 (8.70%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 2 (8.70%) Java Engineer
5 2 (8.70%) Python Developer
5 2 (8.70%) VB.NET Developer
5 2 (8.70%) VB.NET/ASP.NET Developer
6 1 (4.35%) .NET Software Developer
6 1 (4.35%) Angular Developer
6 1 (4.35%) CMS Developer
6 1 (4.35%) Java WebSphere Developer
6 1 (4.35%) Microsoft BI Developer
6 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Developer
6 1 (4.35%) Sitecore Developer
6 1 (4.35%) WebSphere Message Broker Developer
6 1 (4.35%) XML Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (39.13%) ASP.NET
1 9 (39.13%) IBM Integration Bus
1 9 (39.13%) XML
2 8 (34.78%) JSON
3 6 (26.09%) HTML
3 6 (26.09%) RESTful
3 6 (26.09%) Web Services
3 6 (26.09%) WebSphere MQ
3 6 (26.09%) XSLT
4 5 (21.74%) CSS
4 5 (21.74%) REST
5 4 (17.39%) AngularJS
5 4 (17.39%) Hibernate
5 4 (17.39%) HTML5
5 4 (17.39%) JSP
5 4 (17.39%) Spring
5 4 (17.39%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 3 (13.04%) ASP.NET Web API
6 3 (13.04%) Entity Framework
6 3 (13.04%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 8 (34.78%) DataPower
2 6 (26.09%) Mobile App
3 3 (13.04%) NHS
4 2 (8.70%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 4 (17.39%) Linux
1 4 (17.39%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (26.09%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (26.09%) API Development
1 6 (26.09%) OO
1 6 (26.09%) Open Source
2 5 (21.74%) CRM
2 5 (21.74%) DevOps
2 5 (21.74%) MVC
3 4 (17.39%) Business Intelligence
3 4 (17.39%) Configuration Management
3 4 (17.39%) Continuous Integration
3 4 (17.39%) Front End Development
3 4 (17.39%) Release Management
4 2 (8.70%) RAD
4 2 (8.70%) Web Development
5 1 (4.35%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 17 (73.91%) JavaScript
2 12 (52.17%) Java
3 8 (34.78%) C#
3 8 (34.78%) SQL
4 6 (26.09%) T-SQL
5 3 (13.04%) C
5 3 (13.04%) Python
6 2 (8.70%) VB.NET
Systems Management
1 8 (34.78%) WebSphere Cast Iron
Vendors
1 9 (39.13%) IBM
2 5 (21.74%) Dell
2 5 (21.74%) SAP
3 4 (17.39%) Sybase
4 3 (13.04%) Microsoft
5 1 (4.35%) Sitecore