The first table below looks at the demand for .NET Framework skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited .NET Framework over the 3 months to 17 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category for the Cheshire region.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft .NET Framework
Rank 59 53 49
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -4
Contract jobs citing .NET Framework 16 9 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.90% 1.22% 1.01%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 8.00% 5.42% 3.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 5 6
Average daily rate £388 £283 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+37.16% -8.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £194 £279
10% offered a daily rate of more than £503 £355 £330
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £32.75 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.87% -6.42%
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
200 166 202
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 23.81% 22.49% 29.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 88 89 109
Average daily rate £375 £315 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.04% -12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £235 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £478 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 7 6
Average hourly rate £40.57 £15.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+170.46% -53.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.40 £9.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £140.00 £33.20 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
- +12.90%
.NET Framework
North West

.NET Framework
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing .NET Framework across the Cheshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

.NET Framework Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

.NET Framework
Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing .NET Framework across the Cheshire region.

.NET Framework Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

.NET Framework
Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing .NET Framework across the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 17 April 2014.

.NET Framework Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

.NET Framework
Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

.NET Framework Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

.NET Framework
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing .NET Framework within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 17 April 2014. 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
(Click each for more statistics)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Find
Job
Vacancies
Warrington -7 3 - - 3
Chester - 3 £350 - 1
Knutsford +6 2 £388 +142.18%
Wilmslow - 1 £325 - 1
Crewe - - - - 2
Macclesfield - - - - 2
Nantwich - - - -
Runcorn - - - -
.NET Framework
North West

.NET Framework
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire region citing .NET Framework also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited .NET Framework.

1 43 (100.00%) .NET
2 39 (90.70%) C#
3 24 (55.81%) TDD
4 23 (53.49%) MVC
4 23 (53.49%) SQL
5 22 (51.16%) OO
6 21 (48.84%) Microsoft
6 21 (48.84%) WPF
7 20 (46.51%) ASP.NET
8 19 (44.19%) Software Engineering
8 19 (44.19%) WinForms
9 18 (41.86%) HTML
9 18 (41.86%) Windows
10 16 (37.21%) jQuery
10 16 (37.21%) WCF
11 14 (32.56%) HTML5
12 12 (27.91%) Agile Software Development
12 12 (27.91%) ASP.NET MVC
12 12 (27.91%) Unit Testing
13 11 (25.58%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
13 11 (25.58%) SQL Server
14 10 (23.26%) SOA
14 10 (23.26%) Microsoft Azure
14 10 (23.26%) Silverlight
15 9 (20.93%) MVVM
15 9 (20.93%) N-Tier
15 9 (20.93%) OOD
15 9 (20.93%) JavaScript
16 8 (18.60%) Visual Studio
16 8 (18.60%) Enterprise Software

.NET Framework
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire region citing .NET Framework also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited .NET Framework. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 5 (11.63%) IIS
2 3 (6.98%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (2.33%) WebSphere
Applications
1 6 (13.95%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 10 (23.26%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (25.58%) SQL Server
2 4 (9.30%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (4.65%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (2.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (2.33%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 8 (18.60%) Visual Studio
2 4 (9.30%) Moq
3 3 (6.98%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (6.98%) Rational Rhapsody
4 1 (2.33%) WiX
General
1 7 (16.28%) Finance
2 2 (4.65%) Banking
3 1 (2.33%) Retail
3 1 (2.33%) Marketing
3 1 (2.33%) Legal
Job Titles
1 27 (62.79%) Developer
2 14 (32.56%) .NET Developer
3 13 (30.23%) Software Engineer
4 9 (20.93%) C# Developer
5 6 (13.95%) C# .NET Developer
6 4 (9.30%) Integration Engineer
7 3 (6.98%) Senior Developer
7 3 (6.98%) Software Developer
7 3 (6.98%) WPF Developer
8 2 (4.65%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 2 (4.65%) Lead Developer
8 2 (4.65%) Lead .NET Developer
8 2 (4.65%) Web Developer
8 2 (4.65%) Applications Developer
9 1 (2.33%) Security Consultant
9 1 (2.33%) Consultant
9 1 (2.33%) Project Manager
9 1 (2.33%) Software Project Manager
9 1 (2.33%) Senior .NET Developer
9 1 (2.33%) .NET Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (100.00%) .NET
2 21 (48.84%) WPF
3 20 (46.51%) ASP.NET
4 19 (44.19%) WinForms
5 18 (41.86%) HTML
6 16 (37.21%) WCF
6 16 (37.21%) jQuery
7 14 (32.56%) HTML5
8 12 (27.91%) ASP.NET MVC
9 11 (25.58%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
10 10 (23.26%) Silverlight
11 7 (16.28%) CSS
12 6 (13.95%) LINQ
13 5 (11.63%) JSON
13 5 (11.63%) ASP.NET MVC 2
13 5 (11.63%) Razor View Engine
13 5 (11.63%) Windows Identity Foundation
13 5 (11.63%) KnockoutJS
14 4 (9.30%) REST
14 4 (9.30%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 9 (20.93%) N-Tier
2 8 (18.60%) Enterprise Software
3 4 (9.30%) Inversion of Control
4 3 (6.98%) Computer Science
5 1 (2.33%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 18 (41.86%) Windows
2 4 (9.30%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (2.33%) UNIX
3 1 (2.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (55.81%) TDD
2 23 (53.49%) MVC
3 22 (51.16%) OO
4 19 (44.19%) Software Engineering
5 12 (27.91%) Agile Software Development
5 12 (27.91%) Unit Testing
6 10 (23.26%) SOA
7 9 (20.93%) OOD
7 9 (20.93%) MVVM
8 8 (18.60%) Multithreading
9 5 (11.63%) OOP
9 5 (11.63%) Scrum
9 5 (11.63%) Information Security
9 5 (11.63%) Pair Programming
10 4 (9.30%) User Stories
11 3 (6.98%) Test Automation
11 3 (6.98%) Continuous Integration
11 3 (6.98%) Refactoring
12 2 (4.65%) Document Management
12 2 (4.65%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 39 (90.70%) C#
2 23 (53.49%) SQL
3 9 (20.93%) JavaScript
4 3 (6.98%) T-SQL
5 1 (2.33%) C++
Qualifications
1 4 (9.30%) Microsoft Certification
1 4 (9.30%) MCTS
1 4 (9.30%) MCPD
1 4 (9.30%) MCP
2 3 (6.98%) Degree
3 1 (2.33%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.98%) SLA
1 3 (6.98%) HL7
Vendors
1 21 (48.84%) Microsoft
2 5 (11.63%) DevExpress
3 1 (2.33%) Oracle
3 1 (2.33%) SAP