The table below looks at the statistics for .NET 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 over the 3 months to 30 January 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 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft .NET (dotNet)
Rank 15 12 8
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -4
Contract jobs citing .NET 60 88 90
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 8.13% 9.83% 11.63%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 30.46% 37.93% 43.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 47 63
Average daily rate
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£310 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.61% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £247
10% offered a daily rate of more than £441 £350 £378
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £38.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.00 £33.84 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-5.43% -3.31%
.NET
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
197 232 207
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 26.69% 25.92% 26.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 133 128 136
Average daily rate £350 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £287 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £385 £405
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 5 6
Average hourly rate £19.45 £42.38 £38.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-54.10% +11.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.35 £23.72 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.25 £44.55 £42.29
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -7.14%

.NET
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

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

.NET Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

.NET
Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

.NET Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

.NET
Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing .NET across the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 30 January 2015.

.NET Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

.NET
Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

.NET Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

.NET
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 within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 30 January 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
(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 +3 17 £275 -8.33% 28
Knutsford +9 10 £403 +23.84% 2
Chester -13 8 £331 +2.71% 16
Runcorn +6 2 - - 3
Daresbury - 1 £408 -
Alderley Edge - - - -
Sandbach - - - - 1
Wilmslow - - - - 8
Crewe - - - - 6
Ellesmere Port - - - - 1
Frodsham - - - -
Macclesfield - - - - 10
Nantwich - - - -
Northwich - - - -
.NET
North West

.NET
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire region citing .NET 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.

1 73 (55.30%) C#
2 54 (40.91%) SQL Server
3 51 (38.64%) SQL
4 49 (37.12%) ASP.NET
5 40 (30.30%) HTML
5 40 (30.30%) MVC
6 36 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
7 35 (26.52%) JavaScript
8 32 (24.24%) Web Services
9 31 (23.48%) Finance
10 30 (22.73%) Windows
11 29 (21.97%) CSS
11 29 (21.97%) .NET Framework
12 27 (20.45%) Microsoft
13 20 (15.15%) Visual Studio
13 20 (15.15%) Java
14 19 (14.39%) jQuery
14 19 (14.39%) ASP.NET MVC
15 17 (12.88%) WCF
15 17 (12.88%) SQL Server 2008
16 16 (12.12%) OO
17 15 (11.36%) IIS
17 15 (11.36%) XML
18 14 (10.61%) SharePoint
18 14 (10.61%) HTML5
18 14 (10.61%) TDD
19 12 (9.09%) Banking
19 12 (9.09%) CSS3
19 12 (9.09%) LINQ
20 11 (8.33%) SOA

.NET
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire region citing .NET 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. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 15 (11.36%) IIS
2 14 (10.61%) SharePoint
3 8 (6.06%) SharePoint 2010
4 7 (5.30%) CICS
5 4 (3.03%) ArcGIS
6 3 (2.27%) SAS
6 3 (2.27%) SharePoint 2013
7 2 (1.52%) Apache
7 2 (1.52%) JBoss
7 2 (1.52%) SharePoint Server
7 2 (1.52%) Node.js
7 2 (1.52%) Umbraco
8 1 (0.76%) Confluence
8 1 (0.76%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.76%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.76%) CMS
8 1 (0.76%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 5 (3.79%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.52%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.76%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 8 (6.06%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.76%) Oracle 11i
Cloud Services
1 6 (4.55%) SaaS
2 2 (1.52%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.76%) Office 365
3 1 (0.76%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (6.06%) TCP/IP
1 8 (6.06%) DNS
2 2 (1.52%) Intranet
2 2 (1.52%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 54 (40.91%) SQL Server
2 17 (12.88%) SQL Server 2008
3 10 (7.58%) DB2
4 9 (6.82%) SQL Server 2005
5 6 (4.55%) MySQL
5 6 (4.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 4 (3.03%) SQL Server 2012
6 4 (3.03%) NoSQL
6 4 (3.03%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 3 (2.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 2 (1.52%) SQLite
9 1 (0.76%) RavenDB
9 1 (0.76%) Oracle Database 10g
9 1 (0.76%) Crystal Reports
9 1 (0.76%) SQL Server 2000
9 1 (0.76%) Oracle Database
9 1 (0.76%) Relational Database
9 1 (0.76%) Microsoft Power View
Development Applications
1 20 (15.15%) Visual Studio
2 8 (6.06%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (4.55%) Git (software)
4 4 (3.03%) JUnit
4 4 (3.03%) JIRA
4 4 (3.03%) NUnit
5 3 (2.27%) Jenkins
6 2 (1.52%) Subversion
6 2 (1.52%) Maven
7 1 (0.76%) TeamCity
7 1 (0.76%) Rhino Mocks
7 1 (0.76%) FxCop
7 1 (0.76%) Appcelerator Titanium
7 1 (0.76%) Hudson
7 1 (0.76%) SoapUI
7 1 (0.76%) ReSharper
7 1 (0.76%) Eclipse
7 1 (0.76%) Xcode
7 1 (0.76%) MSBuild
7 1 (0.76%) T4 Templates
General
1 31 (23.48%) Finance
2 12 (9.09%) Banking
3 7 (5.30%) Manufacturing
3 7 (5.30%) Back Office
4 6 (4.55%) Retail
5 3 (2.27%) Advertising
6 2 (1.52%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.76%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.76%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.76%) Legal
7 1 (0.76%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 93 (70.45%) Developer
2 50 (37.88%) .NET Developer
3 13 (9.85%) SQL Developer
4 9 (6.82%) Analyst
5 8 (6.06%) Architect
5 8 (6.06%) C# Developer
6 7 (5.30%) Administrator
7 6 (4.55%) Web Developer
7 6 (4.55%) Senior Developer
7 6 (4.55%) SharePoint Administrator
7 6 (4.55%) C# .NET Developer
8 5 (3.79%) ASP.NET Developer
9 4 (3.03%) Software Developer
9 4 (3.03%) Business Analyst
9 4 (3.03%) Java Developer
9 4 (3.03%) GIS Developer
9 4 (3.03%) SharePoint Developer
9 4 (3.03%) Designer
9 4 (3.03%) Front-End Developer
10 3 (2.27%) C# ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (37.12%) ASP.NET
2 40 (30.30%) HTML
3 32 (24.24%) Web Services
4 29 (21.97%) CSS
4 29 (21.97%) .NET Framework
5 19 (14.39%) jQuery
5 19 (14.39%) ASP.NET MVC
6 17 (12.88%) WCF
7 15 (11.36%) XML
8 14 (10.61%) HTML5
9 12 (9.09%) CSS3
9 12 (9.09%) LINQ
10 11 (8.33%) JSP
10 11 (8.33%) J2EE
11 9 (6.82%) ASP.NET MVC 3
11 9 (6.82%) JSON
12 8 (6.06%) REST
13 7 (5.30%) JNDI
13 7 (5.30%) Ajax
13 7 (5.30%) NHibernate
Miscellaneous
1 10 (7.58%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (6.06%) Clustering
3 7 (5.30%) IBM Mainframe
3 7 (5.30%) Management Information System
3 7 (5.30%) Mainframe
3 7 (5.30%) Mobile App
4 4 (3.03%) GIS
5 3 (2.27%) User Experience
6 2 (1.52%) Data Structures
6 2 (1.52%) Algorithms
6 2 (1.52%) Inversion of Control
7 1 (0.76%) Tandem
7 1 (0.76%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.76%) Life Science
7 1 (0.76%) Smartphone
7 1 (0.76%) PDA
7 1 (0.76%) W3C
7 1 (0.76%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 30 (22.73%) Windows
2 9 (6.82%) Windows Server 2008
3 8 (6.06%) Windows Server 2003
4 6 (4.55%) UNIX
4 6 (4.55%) Linux
5 5 (3.79%) Windows Mobile
6 3 (2.27%) Android
6 3 (2.27%) Apple iOS
7 2 (1.52%) Windows Phone
8 1 (0.76%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (30.30%) MVC
2 36 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (12.12%) OO
4 14 (10.61%) TDD
5 11 (8.33%) SOA
6 10 (7.58%) Waterfall
7 9 (6.82%) Continuous Integration
7 9 (6.82%) Data Management
7 9 (6.82%) ERP
7 9 (6.82%) Project Management
8 8 (6.06%) Load Balancing
8 8 (6.06%) Unit Testing
9 7 (5.30%) Validation
9 7 (5.30%) Migration
9 7 (5.30%) Agile Project Management
10 6 (4.55%) UML
10 6 (4.55%) Business Analysis
11 5 (3.79%) Resource Management
11 5 (3.79%) Web Development
11 5 (3.79%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 73 (55.30%) C#
2 51 (38.64%) SQL
3 35 (26.52%) JavaScript
4 20 (15.15%) Java
5 10 (7.58%) T-SQL
5 10 (7.58%) PowerShell
6 9 (6.82%) PHP
7 7 (5.30%) VB
8 6 (4.55%) VB.NET
8 6 (4.55%) Python
9 3 (2.27%) X++
9 3 (2.27%) Ruby
9 3 (2.27%) C++
10 2 (1.52%) C
11 1 (0.76%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.76%) R
11 1 (0.76%) VB6
11 1 (0.76%) PL/SQL
11 1 (0.76%) Perl
11 1 (0.76%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 10 (7.58%) SC Cleared
1 10 (7.58%) Security Cleared
2 7 (5.30%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (3.79%) MCTS
3 5 (3.79%) MCITP
3 5 (3.79%) Degree
3 5 (3.79%) MCSE
4 2 (1.52%) ISEB
4 2 (1.52%) ISTQB
System Software
1 8 (6.06%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (0.76%) Puppet
1 1 (0.76%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 27 (20.45%) Microsoft
2 8 (6.06%) IBM
3 7 (5.30%) Oracle
4 5 (3.79%) SAP
4 5 (3.79%) JD Edwards
5 2 (1.52%) Kony
5 2 (1.52%) Red Hat
6 1 (0.76%) Atlassian
6 1 (0.76%) Google
6 1 (0.76%) McAfee
6 1 (0.76%) Twitter
6 1 (0.76%) Appcelerator
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