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 1 August 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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft .NET Framework
Rank 59 55 55
Rank change year-on-year
-4 0
Contract jobs citing .NET Framework 8 15 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.00% 1.93% 1.79%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 3.98% 6.88% 5.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 6 7
Average daily rate
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£320 £300 £285
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £250 £167
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £305 £304
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £41.44
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £41.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -14.63%
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
201 218 263
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 25.09% 27.98% 31.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 116 106 174
Average daily rate £350 £325 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £247 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £420 £469
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 8
Average hourly rate £34.00 - £39.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 - £15.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 - £43.38
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +7.69%
.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
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 1 August 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
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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 -15 3 £310 - 4
Chester +4 1 £320 +6.66% 4
Macclesfield - 1 £263 - 2
Nantwich - - - -
Northwich - - - -
Sandbach - - - -
Crewe - - - - 2
Knutsford - - - -
Wilmslow - - - -
.NET Framework
North West

.NET Framework
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 23 (100.00%) .NET
2 18 (78.26%) C#
2 18 (78.26%) HTML
3 16 (69.57%) TDD
4 15 (65.22%) MVC
5 14 (60.87%) SQL Server
6 13 (56.52%) SQL
7 12 (52.17%) JavaScript
7 12 (52.17%) ASP.NET
7 12 (52.17%) HTML5
8 11 (47.83%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
9 10 (43.48%) ASP.NET MVC
10 9 (39.13%) jQuery
10 9 (39.13%) CSS
10 9 (39.13%) Windows
10 9 (39.13%) Agile Software Development
10 9 (39.13%) Finance
11 8 (34.78%) Visual Studio
12 7 (30.43%) SOA
12 7 (30.43%) WCF
13 6 (26.09%) LINQ
13 6 (26.09%) IIS
13 6 (26.09%) T-SQL
14 5 (21.74%) Scrum
14 5 (21.74%) WPF
15 4 (17.39%) SQL Server 2005
15 4 (17.39%) NHibernate
15 4 (17.39%) JSON
15 4 (17.39%) Team Foundation Server
15 4 (17.39%) MVVM

.NET Framework
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 6 (26.09%) IIS
2 3 (13.04%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 1 (4.35%) InfoPath
1 1 (4.35%) Photoshop
1 1 (4.35%) Fireworks
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (60.87%) SQL Server
2 4 (17.39%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (8.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (8.70%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (4.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (4.35%) RDBMS
4 1 (4.35%) Oracle Database
4 1 (4.35%) Relational Database
4 1 (4.35%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 8 (34.78%) Visual Studio
2 4 (17.39%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (17.39%) Moq
3 1 (4.35%) Oracle Forms
3 1 (4.35%) WiX
General
1 9 (39.13%) Finance
2 2 (8.70%) Banking
3 1 (4.35%) Retail
3 1 (4.35%) Legal
Job Titles
1 19 (82.61%) Developer
2 13 (56.52%) .NET Developer
3 3 (13.04%) Software Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) Lead .NET Developer
4 2 (8.70%) Senior Developer
4 2 (8.70%) Lead Developer
4 2 (8.70%) C# Developer
5 1 (4.35%) Systems Developer
5 1 (4.35%) Senior .NET Developer
5 1 (4.35%) Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) Test Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) Web Developer
5 1 (4.35%) Software Developer
5 1 (4.35%) C# Software Developer
5 1 (4.35%) Agile Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (100.00%) .NET
2 18 (78.26%) HTML
3 12 (52.17%) ASP.NET
3 12 (52.17%) HTML5
4 11 (47.83%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
5 10 (43.48%) ASP.NET MVC
6 9 (39.13%) jQuery
6 9 (39.13%) CSS
7 7 (30.43%) WCF
8 6 (26.09%) LINQ
9 5 (21.74%) WPF
10 4 (17.39%) NHibernate
10 4 (17.39%) JSON
10 4 (17.39%) ASP.NET MVC 4
10 4 (17.39%) WinForms
11 3 (13.04%) Ajax
11 3 (13.04%) XML
11 3 (13.04%) REST
11 3 (13.04%) CSS3
12 1 (4.35%) ActiveMQ
Miscellaneous
1 4 (17.39%) Inversion of Control
2 1 (4.35%) N-Tier
2 1 (4.35%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 9 (39.13%) Windows
2 4 (17.39%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (4.35%) UNIX
3 1 (4.35%) Linux
3 1 (4.35%) Windows 8
3 1 (4.35%) Windows Phone 8
3 1 (4.35%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (69.57%) TDD
2 15 (65.22%) MVC
3 9 (39.13%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (30.43%) SOA
5 5 (21.74%) Scrum
6 4 (17.39%) MVVM
6 4 (17.39%) Unit Testing
6 4 (17.39%) User Stories
6 4 (17.39%) Pair Programming
7 3 (13.04%) Software Engineering
7 3 (13.04%) OOD
7 3 (13.04%) OO
7 3 (13.04%) Continuous Integration
7 3 (13.04%) Test Automation
7 3 (13.04%) Refactoring
8 2 (8.70%) Business Intelligence
8 2 (8.70%) Document Management
9 1 (4.35%) AOP
9 1 (4.35%) Software Testing
9 1 (4.35%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 18 (78.26%) C#
2 13 (56.52%) SQL
3 12 (52.17%) JavaScript
4 6 (26.09%) T-SQL
5 2 (8.70%) VB.NET
6 1 (4.35%) XAML
6 1 (4.35%) PL/SQL
6 1 (4.35%) C++
Qualifications
1 3 (13.04%) MCTS
1 3 (13.04%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (13.04%) MCP
1 3 (13.04%) MCPD
2 1 (4.35%) ISEB
2 1 (4.35%) ISTQB
Vendors
1 4 (17.39%) Microsoft
2 1 (4.35%) Adobe
2 1 (4.35%) Oracle
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