The table below looks at the statistics 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 11 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

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
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft .NET Framework
Rank 59 57 55
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -2
Contract jobs citing .NET Framework 16 12 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.69% 1.56% 2.55%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 6.48% 5.85% 9.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 9 12
Average daily rate £323 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.85% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £293 £275 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £400 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £42.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% +21.42%
.NET Framework
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category in contract jobs advertised in the Cheshire region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
247 205 234
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 26.17% 26.59% 25.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 172 142 127
Average daily rate £375 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £246
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £439 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 7 3
Average hourly rate £17.64 £19.45 £40.57
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.33% -52.05%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.25 £34.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year
+15.44% +3.03%

.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 11 February 2016.

.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 11 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warrington - 9 £325 - 3
Macclesfield - 1 £290 - 3
.NET Framework
North West

.NET Framework
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 31 (100.00%) .NET
2 29 (93.55%) C#
3 23 (74.19%) SQL Server
4 19 (61.29%) SQL
4 19 (61.29%) ASP.NET
5 18 (58.06%) T-SQL
5 18 (58.06%) MVC
6 17 (54.84%) Entity Framework
7 15 (48.39%) Web Services
7 15 (48.39%) ASP.NET MVC
7 15 (48.39%) jQuery
8 13 (41.94%) Team Foundation Server
8 13 (41.94%) ASP.NET Web API
8 13 (41.94%) Agile Software Development
9 12 (38.71%) JavaScript
10 10 (32.26%) HTML
11 9 (29.03%) Microsoft
11 9 (29.03%) TDD
12 8 (25.81%) Finance
12 8 (25.81%) CSS
13 7 (22.58%) SQL Server 2012
13 7 (22.58%) WCF
13 7 (22.58%) Translating Business Requirements
14 6 (19.35%) Web Development
14 6 (19.35%) RESTful
14 6 (19.35%) Waterfall
15 5 (16.13%) Visual Studio
15 5 (16.13%) XML
15 5 (16.13%) SharePoint
15 5 (16.13%) AngularJS

.NET Framework
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 (16.13%) SharePoint
2 2 (6.45%) CMS
2 2 (6.45%) Node.js
3 1 (3.23%) EPiServer CMS
3 1 (3.23%) Umbraco
Applications
1 3 (9.68%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.45%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (3.23%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.23%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (74.19%) SQL Server
2 7 (22.58%) SQL Server 2012
3 5 (16.13%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (12.90%) Crystal Reports
5 2 (6.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (6.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (6.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (3.23%) NoSQL
6 1 (3.23%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 13 (41.94%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (16.13%) Visual Studio
3 3 (9.68%) Git (software)
3 3 (9.68%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 2 (6.45%) Moq
5 1 (3.23%) git-flow
5 1 (3.23%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 8 (25.81%) Finance
2 2 (6.45%) Billing
2 2 (6.45%) Games
2 2 (6.45%) Retail
3 1 (3.23%) Legal
3 1 (3.23%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 26 (83.87%) Developer
2 21 (67.74%) .NET Developer
3 16 (51.61%) C# Developer
4 12 (38.71%) C# .NET Developer
5 7 (22.58%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
6 6 (19.35%) ASP.NET Developer
7 5 (16.13%) Analyst
7 5 (16.13%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 5 (16.13%) SQL Analyst
8 3 (9.68%) .NET Analyst Programmer
8 3 (9.68%) .NET Programmer
8 3 (9.68%) Analyst Programmer
8 3 (9.68%) C# Programmer
8 3 (9.68%) Programmer
8 3 (9.68%) SQL Developer
8 3 (9.68%) SQL Programmer
9 2 (6.45%) Angular Developer
9 2 (6.45%) Test Analyst
10 1 (3.23%) Senior C# .NET Developer
10 1 (3.23%) Senior Programme Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (100.00%) .NET
2 19 (61.29%) ASP.NET
3 17 (54.84%) Entity Framework
4 15 (48.39%) ASP.NET MVC
4 15 (48.39%) jQuery
4 15 (48.39%) Web Services
5 13 (41.94%) ASP.NET Web API
6 10 (32.26%) HTML
7 8 (25.81%) CSS
8 7 (22.58%) WCF
9 6 (19.35%) RESTful
10 5 (16.13%) AngularJS
10 5 (16.13%) ASP.NET MVC 5
10 5 (16.13%) JSON
10 5 (16.13%) XML
11 4 (12.90%) XSLT
12 3 (9.68%) HTML5
13 2 (6.45%) Ajax
13 2 (6.45%) CSS3
13 2 (6.45%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.45%) N-Tier
2 1 (3.23%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.23%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (3.23%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 2 (6.45%) Windows
2 1 (3.23%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (58.06%) MVC
2 13 (41.94%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (29.03%) TDD
4 7 (22.58%) Translating Business Requirements
5 6 (19.35%) Waterfall
5 6 (19.35%) Web Development
6 4 (12.90%) Scrum
6 4 (12.90%) Unit Testing
7 3 (9.68%) OO
7 3 (9.68%) OOP
7 3 (9.68%) Software Engineering
8 2 (6.45%) Automated Testing
8 2 (6.45%) E-Commerce
8 2 (6.45%) Integration Testing
8 2 (6.45%) Performance Testing
8 2 (6.45%) Regression Testing
8 2 (6.45%) Stress Testing
8 2 (6.45%) System Testing
8 2 (6.45%) Use Case
8 2 (6.45%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 29 (93.55%) C#
2 19 (61.29%) SQL
3 18 (58.06%) T-SQL
4 12 (38.71%) JavaScript
5 2 (6.45%) C++
5 2 (6.45%) PHP
6 1 (3.23%) Objective-C
6 1 (3.23%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 2 (6.45%) Degree
1 2 (6.45%) ISEB
1 2 (6.45%) ISTQB
Vendors
1 9 (29.03%) Microsoft
2 3 (9.68%) DevExpress
2 3 (9.68%) Telerik
3 1 (3.23%) EPiServer
3 1 (3.23%) Google