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 19 December 2014 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft .NET Framework
Rank 46 49 56
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +7
Contract jobs citing .NET Framework 18 25 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 2.31% 2.54% 1.36%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 9.73% 9.19% 5.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 12 6
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£338 £300 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -14.28%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £310 £320
% change year-on-year
+12.90% -3.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Average hourly rate - £11.00 £40.15
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -72.59%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.50 £36.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-4.16% +10.76%
.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
185 272 226
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 23.72% 27.64% 25.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 112 146 157
Average daily rate £350 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £423 £400 £403
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 14 6
Average hourly rate £36.25 £36.07 £38.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.51% -5.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.34 £9.00 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.95 £40.57 £42.29
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -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
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 19 December 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
Chester +16 5 £375 - 5
Crewe - 4 - -
Knutsford +7 1 - -
Macclesfield - - - - 5
Nantwich - - - -
Runcorn - - - -
Sandbach - - - -
Warrington - - - - 3
Wilmslow - - - - 3
Daresbury - - - -
.NET Framework
North West

.NET Framework
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 28 (100.00%) .NET
2 19 (67.86%) C#
3 17 (60.71%) HTML
4 15 (53.57%) JavaScript
4 15 (53.57%) SQL Server
4 15 (53.57%) MVC
5 14 (50.00%) SQL
6 13 (46.43%) ASP.NET
7 11 (39.29%) CSS
7 11 (39.29%) ASP.NET MVC
8 10 (35.71%) Agile Software Development
8 10 (35.71%) Finance
8 10 (35.71%) Windows
9 9 (32.14%) Web Services
9 9 (32.14%) XML
9 9 (32.14%) Visual Studio
9 9 (32.14%) T-SQL
9 9 (32.14%) LINQ
10 8 (28.57%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
11 7 (25.00%) WCF
11 7 (25.00%) OO
12 6 (21.43%) SOA
12 6 (21.43%) JSON
12 6 (21.43%) jQuery
13 5 (17.86%) Continuous Integration
13 5 (17.86%) HTML5
13 5 (17.86%) REST
13 5 (17.86%) CSS3
13 5 (17.86%) Microsoft
13 5 (17.86%) Java

.NET Framework
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 (17.86%) IIS
2 3 (10.71%) NServiceBus
2 3 (10.71%) SAS
3 2 (7.14%) JBoss
3 2 (7.14%) Apache
Applications
1 1 (3.57%) Fireworks
1 1 (3.57%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 2 (7.14%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (53.57%) SQL Server
2 3 (10.71%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (10.71%) DB2
2 3 (10.71%) MySQL
3 2 (7.14%) SQLite
4 1 (3.57%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 9 (32.14%) Visual Studio
2 3 (10.71%) NUnit
3 2 (7.14%) Git (software)
3 2 (7.14%) Maven
3 2 (7.14%) Jenkins
4 1 (3.57%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (3.57%) Appcelerator Titanium
4 1 (3.57%) Xcode
4 1 (3.57%) Eclipse
General
1 10 (35.71%) Finance
2 3 (10.71%) Retail
3 1 (3.57%) Banking
3 1 (3.57%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 23 (82.14%) Developer
2 11 (39.29%) .NET Developer
3 4 (14.29%) Senior Developer
3 4 (14.29%) Software Developer
3 4 (14.29%) C# Developer
4 3 (10.71%) Architect
4 3 (10.71%) Technical Architect
5 2 (7.14%) Analyst
5 2 (7.14%) Senior .NET Developer
5 2 (7.14%) Senior C# Developer
5 2 (7.14%) C# .NET Developer
5 2 (7.14%) C# ASP.NET Developer
5 2 (7.14%) Middleware Developer
6 1 (3.57%) C# Software Developer
6 1 (3.57%) WPF Developer
6 1 (3.57%) Android Developer
6 1 (3.57%) Agile Test Analyst
6 1 (3.57%) Junior C# Developer
6 1 (3.57%) Java Developer
6 1 (3.57%) Systems Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (100.00%) .NET
2 17 (60.71%) HTML
3 13 (46.43%) ASP.NET
4 11 (39.29%) CSS
4 11 (39.29%) ASP.NET MVC
5 9 (32.14%) Web Services
5 9 (32.14%) XML
5 9 (32.14%) LINQ
6 8 (28.57%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
7 7 (25.00%) WCF
8 6 (21.43%) JSON
8 6 (21.43%) jQuery
9 5 (17.86%) HTML5
9 5 (17.86%) REST
9 5 (17.86%) CSS3
10 4 (14.29%) Ajax
10 4 (14.29%) NHibernate
10 4 (14.29%) ASP.NET MVC 3
10 4 (14.29%) ASP.NET Web API
11 3 (10.71%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 4 (14.29%) Mobile App
2 2 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (7.14%) Data Structures
2 2 (7.14%) Algorithms
3 1 (3.57%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 10 (35.71%) Windows
2 4 (14.29%) Linux
2 4 (14.29%) UNIX
3 2 (7.14%) Apple iOS
3 2 (7.14%) Windows Phone
3 2 (7.14%) Android
3 2 (7.14%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (53.57%) MVC
2 10 (35.71%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (25.00%) OO
4 6 (21.43%) SOA
5 5 (17.86%) Continuous Integration
6 4 (14.29%) TDD
6 4 (14.29%) Test Automation
7 3 (10.71%) User Stories
7 3 (10.71%) IT Governance
7 3 (10.71%) Refactoring
7 3 (10.71%) Integration Testing
7 3 (10.71%) Responsive Web Design
7 3 (10.71%) Pair Programming
7 3 (10.71%) Scrum
8 2 (7.14%) OOD
8 2 (7.14%) Web Design
8 2 (7.14%) Memory Management
8 2 (7.14%) Build Automation
8 2 (7.14%) Mobile Application Development
8 2 (7.14%) Requirements Analysis
Programming Languages
1 19 (67.86%) C#
2 15 (53.57%) JavaScript
3 14 (50.00%) SQL
4 9 (32.14%) T-SQL
5 5 (17.86%) Java
6 2 (7.14%) PHP
7 1 (3.57%) R
7 1 (3.57%) Objective-C
7 1 (3.57%) PL/SQL
7 1 (3.57%) VB.NET
7 1 (3.57%) C++
Qualifications
1 1 (3.57%) ISTQB
1 1 (3.57%) ISEB
Vendors
1 5 (17.86%) Microsoft
2 3 (10.71%) Oracle
3 2 (7.14%) Red Hat
3 2 (7.14%) Kony
4 1 (3.57%) Appcelerator
4 1 (3.57%) Google
4 1 (3.57%) Adobe