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 31 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft .NET (dotNet)
Rank 19 12 16
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +4
Contract jobs citing .NET 78 73 67
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 7.98% 9.16% 8.70%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 34.21% 37.24% 31.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 46 32
Average daily rate
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£365 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.30% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £252 £236
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £375 £399
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Average hourly rate - £31.56 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+13.33% +10.29%
.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
228 196 212
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 23.34% 24.59% 27.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 167 114 102
Average daily rate £365 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.28% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £245 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £505 £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 5 0
Average hourly rate £17.00 £34.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-50.00% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £34.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+17.64% -

.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 31 July 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 31 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
Warrington +20 50 £375 +17.18% 15
Knutsford -9 5 £368 +5.00% 3
Crewe -10 4 £295 -21.33% 6
Chester -16 3 £325 +8.33% 24
Wilmslow - 2 £350 - 5
Ellesmere Port - 1 - - 4
Winsford - 1 - -
.NET
North West

.NET
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 84 (51.85%) JavaScript
2 59 (36.42%) C#
2 59 (36.42%) Agile Software Development
3 56 (34.57%) ASP.NET
4 48 (29.63%) HTML
5 46 (28.40%) SQL Server
5 46 (28.40%) MVC
5 46 (28.40%) AngularJS
6 44 (27.16%) Java
7 42 (25.93%) CSS
8 39 (24.07%) Microsoft
8 39 (24.07%) jQuery
9 38 (23.46%) Python
10 36 (22.22%) Data Warehouse
11 33 (20.37%) Team Foundation Server
11 33 (20.37%) ASP.NET MVC
12 32 (19.75%) SQL
13 30 (18.52%) Big Data
14 29 (17.90%) Scrum
14 29 (17.90%) HTML5
15 28 (17.28%) MongoDB
16 27 (16.67%) Hadoop
16 27 (16.67%) Oracle
16 27 (16.67%) UNIX
17 26 (16.05%) Teradata
17 26 (16.05%) Visualisation
17 26 (16.05%) R
17 26 (16.05%) Cloud Computing
17 26 (16.05%) Opscode Chef
18 25 (15.43%) IaaS

.NET
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 22 (13.58%) Node.js
2 6 (3.70%) SharePoint
3 4 (2.47%) CMS
3 4 (2.47%) Umbraco
4 3 (1.85%) SharePoint 2010
4 3 (1.85%) Sitefinity
5 1 (0.62%) Apache Pig
5 1 (0.62%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (0.62%) IIS
5 1 (0.62%) Apache
5 1 (0.62%) Tomcat
Applications
1 19 (11.73%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.62%) Adobe Illustrator
2 1 (0.62%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 11 (6.79%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.85%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.62%) SAP HCM
3 1 (0.62%) SAP FI-AP
3 1 (0.62%) SAP HR
3 1 (0.62%) SAP FI
3 1 (0.62%) SAP FI/CO
3 1 (0.62%) SAP CO
Cloud Services
1 26 (16.05%) Cloud Computing
2 25 (15.43%) Amazon AWS
2 25 (15.43%) IaaS
3 2 (1.23%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.62%) SaaS
4 1 (0.62%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (6.79%) Internet
2 4 (2.47%) Unified Communications
2 4 (2.47%) Converged Networks
3 1 (0.62%) ATM
3 1 (0.62%) GPRS
3 1 (0.62%) UMTS
3 1 (0.62%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (28.40%) SQL Server
2 36 (22.22%) Data Warehouse
3 30 (18.52%) Big Data
4 28 (17.28%) MongoDB
5 27 (16.67%) Hadoop
6 25 (15.43%) Apache Cassandra
7 14 (8.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 12 (7.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 7 (4.32%) DTS
9 7 (4.32%) SQL Server 2012
10 6 (3.70%) SQL Server 2008
11 4 (2.47%) Relational Database
11 4 (2.47%) Crystal Reports
11 4 (2.47%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 4 (2.47%) QlikView
12 3 (1.85%) Cognos Transformer
13 2 (1.23%) Cognos Report Studio
13 2 (1.23%) Cognos Framework Manager
13 2 (1.23%) NoSQL
13 2 (1.23%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 33 (20.37%) Team Foundation Server
2 9 (5.56%) Visual Studio
3 8 (4.94%) Git (software)
4 6 (3.70%) SpecFlow
5 5 (3.09%) TeamCity
6 4 (2.47%) Grunt
6 4 (2.47%) Bower
6 4 (2.47%) gulp
6 4 (2.47%) JIRA
6 4 (2.47%) TestComplete
7 3 (1.85%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 2 (1.23%) WebSpeed
8 2 (1.23%) PVCS
8 2 (1.23%) Subversion
8 2 (1.23%) Selenium
9 1 (0.62%) NUnit
9 1 (0.62%) Jenkins
General
1 20 (12.35%) Finance
2 4 (2.47%) Manufacturing
3 3 (1.85%) Banking
4 2 (1.23%) Advertising
4 2 (1.23%) Legal
4 2 (1.23%) Back Office
5 1 (0.62%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.62%) Publishing
5 1 (0.62%) Games
5 1 (0.62%) Retail
Job Titles
1 96 (59.26%) Developer
2 33 (20.37%) Architect
3 24 (14.81%) Technical Architect
3 24 (14.81%) .NET Developer
4 18 (11.11%) Web Developer
5 12 (7.41%) C# Developer
5 12 (7.41%) Front-End Developer
6 10 (6.17%) Software Team Leader
6 10 (6.17%) Software Development Team Leader
6 10 (6.17%) .NET Team Leader
6 10 (6.17%) Team Leader
6 10 (6.17%) Development Team Leader
6 10 (6.17%) Digital Architect
6 10 (6.17%) Digital Technical Architect
7 9 (5.56%) CRM Developer
7 9 (5.56%) Dynamics CRM Developer
7 9 (5.56%) Front-End Web Developer
8 8 (4.94%) UI Developer
8 8 (4.94%) ASP.NET Developer
8 8 (4.94%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 56 (34.57%) ASP.NET
2 48 (29.63%) HTML
3 46 (28.40%) AngularJS
4 42 (25.93%) CSS
5 39 (24.07%) jQuery
6 33 (20.37%) ASP.NET MVC
7 29 (17.90%) HTML5
8 25 (15.43%) .NET Framework
9 23 (14.20%) CSS3
10 22 (13.58%) Web Services
10 22 (13.58%) ASP.NET Web API
11 21 (12.96%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 16 (9.88%) RESTful
13 15 (9.26%) XML
14 9 (5.56%) SOAP
15 8 (4.94%) JSON
16 7 (4.32%) WPF
17 6 (3.70%) Entity Framework
17 6 (3.70%) WCF
18 5 (3.09%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 26 (16.05%) Visualisation
2 15 (9.26%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (8.02%) N-Tier
4 9 (5.56%) User Experience
5 4 (2.47%) Computer Science
5 4 (2.47%) Data Integration
6 3 (1.85%) Management Information System
6 3 (1.85%) Inversion of Control
6 3 (1.85%) Data Structures
7 2 (1.23%) Data Centre
7 2 (1.23%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.62%) Social Media
8 1 (0.62%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 27 (16.67%) UNIX
2 25 (15.43%) Linux
3 13 (8.02%) Windows
4 4 (2.47%) Mac OS X
5 2 (1.23%) Android
5 2 (1.23%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.62%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.62%) Windows Phone
6 1 (0.62%) Windows Phone 7
6 1 (0.62%) Windows CE
6 1 (0.62%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (36.42%) Agile Software Development
2 46 (28.40%) MVC
3 29 (17.90%) Scrum
4 25 (15.43%) Machine Learning
5 16 (9.88%) Open Source
6 15 (9.26%) TDD
7 14 (8.64%) CRM
8 13 (8.02%) Continuous Integration
9 10 (6.17%) Resource Management
9 10 (6.17%) OOP
10 9 (5.56%) Business Intelligence
11 8 (4.94%) ETL
11 8 (4.94%) Software Engineering
12 6 (3.70%) TOGAF
12 6 (3.70%) OO
12 6 (3.70%) Web Accessibility
12 6 (3.70%) SDLC
13 5 (3.09%) Test Automation
13 5 (3.09%) Enterprise Architecture
13 5 (3.09%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 84 (51.85%) JavaScript
2 59 (36.42%) C#
3 44 (27.16%) Java
4 38 (23.46%) Python
5 32 (19.75%) SQL
6 26 (16.05%) R
7 21 (12.96%) TypeScript
8 19 (11.73%) VB
9 13 (8.02%) Ruby
10 10 (6.17%) C++
11 8 (4.94%) T-SQL
12 7 (4.32%) PHP
13 5 (3.09%) VB.NET
14 3 (1.85%) C
15 2 (1.23%) Delphi
15 2 (1.23%) XAML
15 2 (1.23%) VB6
16 1 (0.62%) ActionScript
16 1 (0.62%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 7 (4.32%) Security Cleared
2 6 (3.70%) Degree
3 1 (0.62%) BC Cleared
3 1 (0.62%) DV Cleared
3 1 (0.62%) CCA
3 1 (0.62%) Oracle Certification
System Software
1 7 (4.32%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 26 (16.05%) Opscode Chef
2 25 (15.43%) StatsD
3 1 (0.62%) Oozie
Vendors
1 39 (24.07%) Microsoft
2 27 (16.67%) Oracle
3 26 (16.05%) Teradata
4 25 (15.43%) Citrix
5 24 (14.81%) Tableau
6 23 (14.20%) Apigee
6 23 (14.20%) Mashery
7 6 (3.70%) Cognos
8 3 (1.85%) SAP
8 3 (1.85%) Syclo
9 2 (1.23%) Progress
9 2 (1.23%) Sculptor
10 1 (0.62%) Apple
10 1 (0.62%) Adobe
10 1 (0.62%) Twitter
10 1 (0.62%) Xamarin
10 1 (0.62%) ServiceNow
10 1 (0.62%) Sitecore
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