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 19 September 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 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft .NET (dotNet)
Rank 8 14 16
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +2
Contract jobs citing .NET 86 87 74
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 10.91% 9.54% 8.16%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 46.49% 29.79% 27.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 50 43
Average daily rate
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£320 £300 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £256 £230 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £389 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 6
Average hourly rate £31.56 £45.00 £40.88
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-29.87% +10.07%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £33.50 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+11.94% -1.47%
.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
185 292 272
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 23.48% 32.02% 29.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 103 152 186
Average daily rate £325 £308 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.51% -9.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £250 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £439 £425 £474
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 9 6
Average hourly rate £32.50 £40.00 £39.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.75% +1.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £26.41 £38.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £50.00 £43.38
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +7.69%

.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 19 September 2014.

.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 19 September 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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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 -8 21 £310 +3.33% 16
Chester +11 14 £310 -2.74% 23
Crewe -4 10 £325 +8.33% 12
Knutsford +12 8 £325 -16.12% 2
Macclesfield +1 8 £325 +35.41% 10
Wilmslow -1 1 £375 +36.36% 7
Ellesmere Port - - - - 1
Nantwich - - - - 1
Northwich - - - - 1
Runcorn - - - - 3
Sandbach - - - -
.NET
North West

.NET
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 68 (44.44%) SQL Server
2 66 (43.14%) C#
2 66 (43.14%) SQL
3 64 (41.83%) ASP.NET
4 43 (28.10%) JavaScript
5 40 (26.14%) Windows
6 38 (24.84%) HTML
7 34 (22.22%) MVC
8 33 (21.57%) Finance
8 33 (21.57%) Agile Software Development
9 29 (18.95%) CSS
10 27 (17.65%) SharePoint
11 25 (16.34%) Web Services
12 21 (13.73%) WCF
13 20 (13.07%) PowerShell
13 20 (13.07%) SQL Server 2008
13 20 (13.07%) Microsoft
14 19 (12.42%) T-SQL
15 18 (11.76%) IIS
15 18 (11.76%) WinForms
16 17 (11.11%) SQL Server 2005
16 17 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
16 17 (11.11%) Java
16 17 (11.11%) DNS
16 17 (11.11%) HTML5
17 16 (10.46%) SharePoint 2010
17 16 (10.46%) ASP.NET MVC
17 16 (10.46%) TCP/IP
17 16 (10.46%) Active Directory
17 16 (10.46%) Windows Server 2003

.NET
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 27 (17.65%) SharePoint
2 18 (11.76%) IIS
3 16 (10.46%) SharePoint 2010
4 5 (3.27%) SharePoint 2013
4 5 (3.27%) ArcGIS
5 4 (2.61%) CICS
6 3 (1.96%) NServiceBus
7 2 (1.31%) SharePoint Server
7 2 (1.31%) Node.js
8 1 (0.65%) Confluence
8 1 (0.65%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.65%) Umbraco
8 1 (0.65%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.65%) CMS
Applications
1 5 (3.27%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.31%) InfoPath
3 1 (0.65%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.65%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 5 (3.27%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.65%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.65%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.65%) Office 365
1 1 (0.65%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 17 (11.11%) DNS
2 16 (10.46%) TCP/IP
3 2 (1.31%) Intranet
4 1 (0.65%) SMS
4 1 (0.65%) HTTP
4 1 (0.65%) LDAP
4 1 (0.65%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 68 (44.44%) SQL Server
2 20 (13.07%) SQL Server 2008
3 17 (11.11%) SQL Server 2005
4 14 (9.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 10 (6.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 8 (5.23%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 4 (2.61%) DB2
7 4 (2.61%) Relational Database
8 3 (1.96%) Data Warehouse
9 2 (1.31%) MySQL
9 2 (1.31%) Oracle Reports
9 2 (1.31%) RDBMS
9 2 (1.31%) NoSQL
9 2 (1.31%) SQL Server 2012
9 2 (1.31%) Oracle Database
10 1 (0.65%) Cognos Report Studio
10 1 (0.65%) Cognos Framework Manager
10 1 (0.65%) Cognos Transformer
10 1 (0.65%) Big Data
10 1 (0.65%) IBM InfoSphere
Development Applications
1 14 (9.15%) Visual Studio
2 10 (6.54%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (2.61%) JIRA
4 3 (1.96%) Oracle Forms
5 2 (1.31%) JUnit
6 1 (0.65%) T4 Templates
6 1 (0.65%) LoadUI
6 1 (0.65%) MSBuild
6 1 (0.65%) Rhino Mocks
6 1 (0.65%) FxCop
6 1 (0.65%) OpenSTA
6 1 (0.65%) SoapUI
6 1 (0.65%) NUnit
6 1 (0.65%) ReSharper
6 1 (0.65%) LoadRunner
6 1 (0.65%) JMeter
General
1 33 (21.57%) Finance
2 8 (5.23%) Back Office
2 8 (5.23%) Banking
3 5 (3.27%) Retail
4 3 (1.96%) Advertising
4 3 (1.96%) Retail Banking
5 2 (1.31%) Marketing
5 2 (1.31%) Local Government
6 1 (0.65%) Portuguese Language
6 1 (0.65%) Spanish Language
6 1 (0.65%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.65%) Electronics
6 1 (0.65%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.65%) Games
6 1 (0.65%) Legal
6 1 (0.65%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.65%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 94 (61.44%) Developer
2 39 (25.49%) .NET Developer
3 17 (11.11%) C# Developer
4 16 (10.46%) Analyst
5 11 (7.19%) ASP.NET Developer
6 10 (6.54%) Team Leader
6 10 (6.54%) Development Team Leader
6 10 (6.54%) C# .NET Developer
7 9 (5.88%) Software Developer
8 8 (5.23%) Test Analyst
8 8 (5.23%) SharePoint Developer
8 8 (5.23%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 7 (4.58%) Architect
9 7 (4.58%) Solutions Architect
9 7 (4.58%) Administrator
10 6 (3.92%) Solutions Designer
10 6 (3.92%) Consultant
10 6 (3.92%) Web Developer
10 6 (3.92%) SharePoint Administrator
10 6 (3.92%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 64 (41.83%) ASP.NET
2 38 (24.84%) HTML
3 29 (18.95%) CSS
4 25 (16.34%) Web Services
5 21 (13.73%) WCF
6 18 (11.76%) WinForms
7 17 (11.11%) HTML5
8 16 (10.46%) ASP.NET MVC
9 15 (9.80%) jQuery
10 13 (8.50%) .NET Framework
11 11 (7.19%) JSP
12 10 (6.54%) J2EE
13 9 (5.88%) CSS3
13 9 (5.88%) ASP.NET Web Forms
14 8 (5.23%) JDBC
14 8 (5.23%) JMS
14 8 (5.23%) JNDI
15 7 (4.58%) XML
16 6 (3.92%) NHibernate
16 6 (3.92%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 16 (10.46%) Clustering
2 5 (3.27%) GIS
3 4 (2.61%) Mainframe
3 4 (2.61%) IBM Mainframe
3 4 (2.61%) User Experience
4 2 (1.31%) N-Tier
5 1 (0.65%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (0.65%) Smartphone
5 1 (0.65%) PKI
5 1 (0.65%) Tandem
5 1 (0.65%) IVR
5 1 (0.65%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.65%) Life Science
5 1 (0.65%) Data Integration
5 1 (0.65%) DTV
5 1 (0.65%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (0.65%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 40 (26.14%) Windows
2 17 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
3 16 (10.46%) Windows Server 2003
4 8 (5.23%) UNIX
5 6 (3.92%) Linux
6 2 (1.31%) Windows 7
6 2 (1.31%) Windows 8
7 1 (0.65%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.65%) Windows Phone 8
7 1 (0.65%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (22.22%) MVC
2 33 (21.57%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (10.46%) Load Balancing
4 15 (9.80%) TDD
5 9 (5.88%) Resource Management
5 9 (5.88%) Software Engineering
5 9 (5.88%) Scrum
6 8 (5.23%) E-Commerce
6 8 (5.23%) Waterfall
7 7 (4.58%) Web Development
7 7 (4.58%) Data Modelling
7 7 (4.58%) Business Intelligence
8 6 (3.92%) Migration
8 6 (3.92%) Information Security
9 5 (3.27%) Software Testing
9 5 (3.27%) Pair Programming
9 5 (3.27%) ERP
9 5 (3.27%) Project Management
9 5 (3.27%) Change Management
10 4 (2.61%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 66 (43.14%) C#
1 66 (43.14%) SQL
2 43 (28.10%) JavaScript
3 20 (13.07%) PowerShell
4 19 (12.42%) T-SQL
5 17 (11.11%) Java
6 14 (9.15%) VB
7 9 (5.88%) VB.NET
8 6 (3.92%) Python
9 5 (3.27%) PL/SQL
10 4 (2.61%) Perl
11 3 (1.96%) VB6
11 3 (1.96%) X++
11 3 (1.96%) PHP
11 3 (1.96%) C++
12 1 (0.65%) R
12 1 (0.65%) VBA
12 1 (0.65%) XAML
Qualifications
1 15 (9.80%) Microsoft Certification
2 13 (8.50%) MCSE
3 12 (7.84%) MCTS
3 12 (7.84%) MCITP
4 8 (5.23%) ISEB
5 5 (3.27%) ISTQB
6 4 (2.61%) Degree
7 2 (1.31%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.65%) GPEN
8 1 (0.65%) OSCP
8 1 (0.65%) GSEC
8 1 (0.65%) SC Cleared
8 1 (0.65%) Security Cleared
8 1 (0.65%) CCNP
8 1 (0.65%) CCNA
8 1 (0.65%) RHCE
8 1 (0.65%) CISSP
8 1 (0.65%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.65%) CISA
8 1 (0.65%) CISM
System Software
1 16 (10.46%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.65%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 2 (1.31%) SCCM
Vendors
1 20 (13.07%) Microsoft
2 9 (5.88%) Oracle
3 5 (3.27%) IBM
4 4 (2.61%) McAfee
5 3 (1.96%) SAP
6 2 (1.31%) JD Edwards
6 2 (1.31%) Twitter
7 1 (0.65%) Atlassian
7 1 (0.65%) Adobe
7 1 (0.65%) Cognos
7 1 (0.65%) PeopleSoft
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