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 30 July 2015 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
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft .NET Framework
Rank 71 58 54
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -4
Contract jobs citing .NET Framework 5 8 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.51% 1.01% 1.84%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.19% 4.26% 6.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 6 5
Average daily rate
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£363 £320 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.28% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £301 £285 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £375 £306
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+13.33% +7.14%
.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
228 188 210
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 23.31% 23.65% 27.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 164 114 98
Average daily rate £363 £335 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.20% -4.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £245 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 5 1
Average hourly rate £16.58 £34.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-51.23% +13.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +2.94%

.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 30 July 2015.

.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 30 July 2015. 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
Chester -7 2 £308 -3.90% 5
Ellesmere Port - 1 - -
.NET Framework
North West

.NET Framework
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 30 July 2015, 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 25 (100.00%) .NET
2 18 (72.00%) C#
3 15 (60.00%) Microsoft
4 14 (56.00%) SQL Server
5 13 (52.00%) JavaScript
6 12 (48.00%) MS Excel
7 11 (44.00%) VB
8 10 (40.00%) OOP
8 10 (40.00%) N-Tier
8 10 (40.00%) Resource Management
8 10 (40.00%) Open Source
9 8 (32.00%) AngularJS
9 8 (32.00%) Agile Software Development
9 8 (32.00%) ASP.NET
10 7 (28.00%) HTML
10 7 (28.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 7 (28.00%) R
10 7 (28.00%) MongoDB
11 6 (24.00%) Apache Cassandra
11 6 (24.00%) Tableau
11 6 (24.00%) Entity Framework
11 6 (24.00%) Node.js
11 6 (24.00%) Amazon AWS
11 6 (24.00%) jQuery
11 6 (24.00%) Hadoop
11 6 (24.00%) Opscode Chef
11 6 (24.00%) Machine Learning
11 6 (24.00%) IaaS
11 6 (24.00%) StatsD
11 6 (24.00%) Apigee

.NET Framework
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2015, 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 (24.00%) Node.js
2 1 (4.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (4.00%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 12 (48.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (12.00%) Dynamics NAV
1 3 (12.00%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 6 (24.00%) Amazon AWS
1 6 (24.00%) IaaS
2 5 (20.00%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.00%) Internet
2 1 (4.00%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (56.00%) SQL Server
2 7 (28.00%) MongoDB
3 6 (24.00%) Apache Cassandra
3 6 (24.00%) Hadoop
4 5 (20.00%) Big Data
4 5 (20.00%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (12.00%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (8.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (4.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (4.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (8.00%) Visual Studio
2 1 (4.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (4.00%) NUnit
2 1 (4.00%) Subversion
2 1 (4.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (4.00%) Finance
1 1 (4.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 10 (40.00%) Team Leader
1 10 (40.00%) Development Team Leader
1 10 (40.00%) .NET Team Leader
1 10 (40.00%) Software Development Team Leader
1 10 (40.00%) Software Team Leader
2 8 (32.00%) Developer
3 5 (20.00%) Architect
3 5 (20.00%) Technical Architect
4 4 (16.00%) Digital Architect
4 4 (16.00%) Digital Technical Architect
5 3 (12.00%) Dynamics CRM Developer
5 3 (12.00%) CRM Developer
6 2 (8.00%) Senior Architect
6 2 (8.00%) Senior Digital Technical Architect
6 2 (8.00%) Senior Digital Architect
6 2 (8.00%) .NET Developer
6 2 (8.00%) C# Developer
6 2 (8.00%) Senior Technical Architect
7 1 (4.00%) Business Intelligence Analyst
7 1 (4.00%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (100.00%) .NET
2 8 (32.00%) ASP.NET
2 8 (32.00%) AngularJS
3 7 (28.00%) HTML
3 7 (28.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 6 (24.00%) CSS
4 6 (24.00%) Web Services
4 6 (24.00%) Entity Framework
4 6 (24.00%) jQuery
5 4 (16.00%) WCF
6 3 (12.00%) XML
6 3 (12.00%) ASP.NET MVC
7 2 (8.00%) KnockoutJS
8 1 (4.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
8 1 (4.00%) ASP.NET Web API
8 1 (4.00%) HTML5
8 1 (4.00%) RESTful
8 1 (4.00%) CSS3
8 1 (4.00%) Modernizr
8 1 (4.00%) SignalR
Miscellaneous
1 10 (40.00%) N-Tier
2 5 (20.00%) Visualisation
3 2 (8.00%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (4.00%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 3 (12.00%) UNIX
1 3 (12.00%) Linux
2 2 (8.00%) Windows
3 1 (4.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (40.00%) OOP
1 10 (40.00%) Resource Management
1 10 (40.00%) Open Source
2 8 (32.00%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (24.00%) MVC
3 6 (24.00%) Machine Learning
4 3 (12.00%) Workflow
4 3 (12.00%) CRM
4 3 (12.00%) Unit Testing
5 2 (8.00%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (8.00%) Web Accessibility
5 2 (8.00%) Software Architecture
5 2 (8.00%) SDLC
5 2 (8.00%) Scrum
6 1 (4.00%) Dashboard Development
6 1 (4.00%) Build Automation
6 1 (4.00%) Coaching
6 1 (4.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 1 (4.00%) TDD
6 1 (4.00%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 18 (72.00%) C#
2 13 (52.00%) JavaScript
3 11 (44.00%) VB
4 7 (28.00%) R
5 6 (24.00%) Python
5 6 (24.00%) Java
6 3 (12.00%) SQL
7 2 (8.00%) T-SQL
8 1 (4.00%) PHP
Qualifications
1 1 (4.00%) Degree
Systems Management
1 6 (24.00%) Opscode Chef
1 6 (24.00%) StatsD
Vendors
1 15 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (24.00%) Citrix
2 6 (24.00%) Teradata
2 6 (24.00%) Tableau
2 6 (24.00%) Apigee
2 6 (24.00%) Mashery
2 6 (24.00%) Oracle
3 1 (4.00%) Cognos