.NET developers in great demand
From the time .NET Framework v1.0 was released in 2002, it has surely become very popular. I have been persoanally developing on it from the first version and there is no doubt that it provides a great development experience. One of the things which clearly sets .NET apart, is the ease of discoverability of the .NET Framework Class Libraries (FCL). It does make the life of the developer so much easier, specially, with the wonderful integration with Visual Studio.
Check out this CNN Money article which lists .NET developers being in great demand in 2006.