The table below looks at the statistics for .NET skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited .NET over the 3 months to 26 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
26 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft .NET (dotNet)
Rank 12 19 10
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -9
Contract jobs citing .NET 72 80 87
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 9.61% 7.49% 10.06%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 33.80% 31.01% 39.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 69 56
Median daily rate £320 £365 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.32% +12.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £229 £325 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £605 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Median hourly rate - - £31.56
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.25 £39.55 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+1.76% +5.46%
.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
213 258 221
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 28.44% 24.16% 25.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 160 193 126
Median daily rate £375 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £325 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £540 £510
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 12 8
Median hourly rate £32.50 £17.33 £34.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+87.53% -49.02%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £39.53 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+1.20% +12.92%

.NET
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Cheshire region citing .NET as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 26 August 2016.

.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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing .NET within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 26 August 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warrington -4 22 £325 -13.33% 9
Macclesfield - 8 £294 - 4
Knutsford +6 5 £413 +12.24% 1
Chester -3 5 £320 -1.53% 14
Wilmslow -5 3 £308 -12.14% 7
Northwich - 3 £325 - 3
Congleton - 2 £275 - 1
.NET
North West

.NET
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 26 August 2016, IT contractor jobs citing .NET also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Cheshire region with a requirement for .NET.

1 93 (56.02%) C#
2 62 (37.35%) JavaScript
3 61 (36.75%) ASP.NET
4 58 (34.94%) Microsoft
5 57 (34.34%) MVC
6 54 (32.53%) SQL Server
6 54 (32.53%) Agile Software Development
7 50 (30.12%) TDD
8 46 (27.71%) HTML
8 46 (27.71%) CSS
9 45 (27.11%) SQL
10 44 (26.51%) Java
11 42 (25.30%) MS Excel
12 41 (24.70%) Windows
13 39 (23.49%) Team Foundation Server
14 30 (18.07%) Continuous Integration
15 29 (17.47%) Software Engineering
16 28 (16.87%) Web Development
17 27 (16.27%) Test Automation
18 26 (15.66%) Code Coverage
19 25 (15.06%) CRM
19 25 (15.06%) DevOps
19 25 (15.06%) HTML5
20 24 (14.46%) Degree
21 23 (13.86%) jQuery
22 22 (13.25%) CSS3
22 22 (13.25%) SpecFlow
23 21 (12.65%) Continuous Deployment
23 21 (12.65%) .NET Framework
23 21 (12.65%) TestComplete

.NET
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 11 (6.63%) SharePoint
2 10 (6.02%) IIS
3 5 (3.01%) Apache
3 5 (3.01%) Tomcat
4 3 (1.81%) GeoServer
4 3 (1.81%) JBoss
4 3 (1.81%) Umbraco
5 2 (1.20%) ArcGIS
5 2 (1.20%) CMS
5 2 (1.20%) OpenStack
6 1 (0.60%) ArcSDE
6 1 (0.60%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.60%) Confluence
6 1 (0.60%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (0.60%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 42 (25.30%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 11 (6.63%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 8 (4.82%) Google Analytics
2 3 (1.81%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.20%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (1.20%) IaaS
3 2 (1.20%) PaaS
3 2 (1.20%) SaaS
4 1 (0.60%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.60%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (5.42%) Internet
2 6 (3.61%) Network Security
3 3 (1.81%) DNS
3 3 (1.81%) Intranet
3 3 (1.81%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 54 (32.53%) SQL Server
2 8 (4.82%) Oracle Database
2 8 (4.82%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (4.22%) Oracle Database 10g
4 6 (3.61%) MySQL
4 6 (3.61%) Oracle Database 11g
4 6 (3.61%) Oracle Database 12c
4 6 (3.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 4 (2.41%) SQL Server 2014
5 4 (2.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (1.81%) GIS
6 3 (1.81%) Relational Database
7 2 (1.20%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (1.20%) QGIS
7 2 (1.20%) RDBMS
7 2 (1.20%) Spatial Data
7 2 (1.20%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (0.60%) PerformancePoint
8 1 (0.60%) PowerPivot
8 1 (0.60%) TKPROF
Development Applications
1 39 (23.49%) Team Foundation Server
2 22 (13.25%) SpecFlow
3 21 (12.65%) TestComplete
4 12 (7.23%) Git (software)
5 8 (4.82%) JIRA
5 8 (4.82%) Visual Studio
6 6 (3.61%) Gradle
6 6 (3.61%) Jenkins
6 6 (3.61%) TeamCity
7 4 (2.41%) Vagrant
8 3 (1.81%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 2 (1.20%) ReSharper
9 2 (1.20%) Sonatype Nexus
10 1 (0.60%) Axure RP
10 1 (0.60%) Moq
10 1 (0.60%) NUnit
10 1 (0.60%) Octopus Deploy
10 1 (0.60%) Selenium
10 1 (0.60%) Subversion
10 1 (0.60%) Toad
General
1 20 (12.05%) Finance
2 12 (7.23%) Manufacturing
3 6 (3.61%) Retail
4 5 (3.01%) Law
5 4 (2.41%) Banking
5 4 (2.41%) Publishing
6 3 (1.81%) Games
7 2 (1.20%) Local Government
8 1 (0.60%) Advertising
8 1 (0.60%) Back Office
8 1 (0.60%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 106 (63.86%) Developer
2 61 (36.75%) .NET Developer
3 38 (22.89%) C# Developer
4 27 (16.27%) C# .NET Developer
5 20 (12.05%) SQL Developer
6 18 (10.84%) Consultant
7 16 (9.64%) DevOps Consultant
8 15 (9.04%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
8 15 (9.04%) Integration Consultant
9 14 (8.43%) Senior Developer
9 14 (8.43%) Web Developer
10 12 (7.23%) Architect
10 12 (7.23%) ASP.NET Developer
11 11 (6.63%) Technical Architect
11 11 (6.63%) Technical Leader
12 9 (5.42%) Continuous Deployment Engineer
12 9 (5.42%) Senior SQL Developer
13 8 (4.82%) CRM Developer
13 8 (4.82%) DevOps Engineer
13 8 (4.82%) Full Stack Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 61 (36.75%) ASP.NET
2 46 (27.71%) CSS
2 46 (27.71%) HTML
3 25 (15.06%) HTML5
4 23 (13.86%) jQuery
5 22 (13.25%) CSS3
6 21 (12.65%) .NET Framework
7 20 (12.05%) WCF
8 19 (11.45%) ASP.NET MVC
8 19 (11.45%) Web Services
9 15 (9.04%) AngularJS
10 12 (7.23%) ASP.NET Web API
10 12 (7.23%) XML
11 11 (6.63%) Middleware
12 9 (5.42%) WPF
13 8 (4.82%) Entity Framework
14 7 (4.22%) Ajax
14 7 (4.22%) ASP.NET Web Forms
14 7 (4.22%) CAML
15 6 (3.61%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 13 (7.83%) User Experience
2 6 (3.61%) Digital Media
2 6 (3.61%) iPad
2 6 (3.61%) Mobile App
3 5 (3.01%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (2.41%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (1.81%) Client/Server
5 3 (1.81%) Computer Science
5 3 (1.81%) N-Tier
6 2 (1.20%) Cryptography
6 2 (1.20%) Driving Licence
6 2 (1.20%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.20%) PMI
6 2 (1.20%) Public Cloud
7 1 (0.60%) Inversion of Control
7 1 (0.60%) NHS
7 1 (0.60%) Smartphone
7 1 (0.60%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 41 (24.70%) Windows
2 7 (4.22%) Linux
3 5 (3.01%) Windows Mobile
4 4 (2.41%) Windows Server
4 4 (2.41%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (1.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (1.20%) AIX
6 2 (1.20%) CentOS
6 2 (1.20%) Unix
7 1 (0.60%) Android
7 1 (0.60%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.60%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (34.34%) MVC
2 54 (32.53%) Agile Software Development
3 50 (30.12%) TDD
4 30 (18.07%) Continuous Integration
5 29 (17.47%) Software Engineering
6 28 (16.87%) Web Development
7 27 (16.27%) Test Automation
8 26 (15.66%) Code Coverage
9 25 (15.06%) CRM
9 25 (15.06%) DevOps
10 21 (12.65%) Continuous Deployment
11 9 (5.42%) Analytics
11 9 (5.42%) Migration
11 9 (5.42%) OO
11 9 (5.42%) Unit Testing
12 8 (4.82%) Front End Development
12 8 (4.82%) Line Management
12 8 (4.82%) SEO
13 7 (4.22%) ERP
13 7 (4.22%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 93 (56.02%) C#
2 62 (37.35%) JavaScript
3 45 (27.11%) SQL
4 44 (26.51%) Java
5 14 (8.43%) PowerShell
6 13 (7.83%) VB
7 11 (6.63%) PHP
8 10 (6.02%) T-SQL
8 10 (6.02%) VB.NET
9 9 (5.42%) C++
10 7 (4.22%) PL/SQL
11 6 (3.61%) FQL
12 5 (3.01%) Bash Shell
13 4 (2.41%) Python
14 3 (1.81%) VBA
15 2 (1.20%) PHP 5
15 2 (1.20%) Ruby
15 2 (1.20%) XAML
16 1 (0.60%) TypeScript
16 1 (0.60%) VB6
Qualifications
1 24 (14.46%) Degree
2 11 (6.63%) Security Cleared
3 7 (4.22%) SC Cleared
4 5 (3.01%) CCEA
4 5 (3.01%) Citrix Certification
5 3 (1.81%) MCITP
5 3 (1.81%) MCTS
5 3 (1.81%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (1.81%) RHCE
6 2 (1.20%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.60%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.20%) SLA
2 1 (0.60%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (0.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 3 (1.81%) Active Directory
1 3 (1.81%) UAG
2 2 (1.20%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.60%) Docker
Systems Management
1 8 (4.82%) Puppet
2 3 (1.81%) Red Hat Satellite
3 2 (1.20%) BladeLogic
4 1 (0.60%) vRealize
Vendors
1 58 (34.94%) Microsoft
2 9 (5.42%) Oracle
3 8 (4.82%) Google
4 6 (3.61%) ServiceNow
5 5 (3.01%) Citrix
6 3 (1.81%) Brocade
6 3 (1.81%) Red Hat
6 3 (1.81%) SAP
7 2 (1.20%) BMC
7 2 (1.20%) ESRI
7 2 (1.20%) VMware
8 1 (0.60%) Atlassian
8 1 (0.60%) IBM
8 1 (0.60%) MuleSoft
8 1 (0.60%) Perforce
8 1 (0.60%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (0.60%) WSO2
8 1 (0.60%) Xamarin
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