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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft .NET (dotNet)
Rank 9 14 12
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -2
Contract jobs citing .NET 89 76 85
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 10.71% 9.21% 9.42%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 40.83% 31.54% 30.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 41 51
Average daily rate
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£325 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £264
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £388 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 6
Average hourly rate £31.56 £47.50 £40.88
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.56% +16.19%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £32.05
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +9.20%
.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
218 241 279
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 26.23% 29.21% 30.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 121 122 191
Average daily rate £340 £310 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.67% -8.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £246 £250 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £400 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 6 7
Average hourly rate £34.00 £45.00 £39.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.44% +13.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £31.56 £38.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £50.00 £43.38
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- +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 29 August 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 29 August 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
Warrington -6 20 £315 +5.00% 14
Knutsford +11 11 £325 -16.12% 1
Chester +2 11 £310 +1.22% 14
Macclesfield 0 10 £325 +35.41% 7
Crewe -2 10 £325 +8.33% 10
Ellesmere Port - - - - 1
Wilmslow - - - - 6
Nantwich - - - - 2
Northwich - - - - 2
Runcorn - - - - 4
Sandbach - - - -
Alderley Edge - - - - 1
.NET
North West

.NET
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 72 (46.15%) C#
2 68 (43.59%) SQL Server
3 67 (42.95%) SQL
4 61 (39.10%) ASP.NET
5 50 (32.05%) JavaScript
6 46 (29.49%) HTML
7 40 (25.64%) MVC
8 37 (23.72%) CSS
8 37 (23.72%) Windows
9 31 (19.87%) Finance
10 29 (18.59%) Agile Software Development
11 26 (16.67%) SharePoint
12 25 (16.03%) Web Services
13 23 (14.74%) T-SQL
13 23 (14.74%) HTML5
14 21 (13.46%) Microsoft
14 21 (13.46%) TDD
15 19 (12.18%) WCF
15 19 (12.18%) PowerShell
15 19 (12.18%) SQL Server 2008
16 18 (11.54%) WinForms
16 18 (11.54%) Java
17 17 (10.90%) IIS
17 17 (10.90%) Visual Studio
18 16 (10.26%) DNS
18 16 (10.26%) SQL Server 2005
18 16 (10.26%) SharePoint 2010
19 15 (9.62%) Windows Server 2008
19 15 (9.62%) Clustering
19 15 (9.62%) Scrum

.NET
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 26 (16.67%) SharePoint
2 17 (10.90%) IIS
3 16 (10.26%) SharePoint 2010
4 5 (3.21%) CICS
4 5 (3.21%) ArcGIS
4 5 (3.21%) SharePoint 2013
5 3 (1.92%) NServiceBus
6 2 (1.28%) Node.js
7 1 (0.64%) CMS
7 1 (0.64%) SharePoint Server
7 1 (0.64%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.64%) Umbraco
Applications
1 4 (2.56%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.28%) InfoPath
3 1 (0.64%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.64%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 2 (1.28%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.64%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.64%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.28%) Office 365
2 1 (0.64%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 16 (10.26%) DNS
2 15 (9.62%) TCP/IP
3 2 (1.28%) Intranet
4 1 (0.64%) Internet
4 1 (0.64%) LDAP
4 1 (0.64%) SMS
4 1 (0.64%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 68 (43.59%) SQL Server
2 19 (12.18%) SQL Server 2008
3 16 (10.26%) SQL Server 2005
4 13 (8.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 10 (6.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 6 (3.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 5 (3.21%) DB2
8 3 (1.92%) Data Warehouse
8 3 (1.92%) NoSQL
8 3 (1.92%) Relational Database
9 2 (1.28%) SQL Server 2012
9 2 (1.28%) Oracle Database
9 2 (1.28%) RDBMS
9 2 (1.28%) MySQL
9 2 (1.28%) Oracle Reports
10 1 (0.64%) OLAP
10 1 (0.64%) Oracle Database 10g
10 1 (0.64%) DTS
10 1 (0.64%) Oracle Database 11g
10 1 (0.64%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 17 (10.90%) Visual Studio
2 9 (5.77%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (2.56%) JIRA
4 3 (1.92%) Oracle Forms
5 2 (1.28%) JUnit
6 1 (0.64%) LoadRunner
6 1 (0.64%) JMeter
6 1 (0.64%) NUnit
6 1 (0.64%) OpenSTA
6 1 (0.64%) Rhino Mocks
6 1 (0.64%) LoadUI
General
1 31 (19.87%) Finance
2 9 (5.77%) Banking
3 8 (5.13%) Back Office
4 6 (3.85%) Retail
5 3 (1.92%) Retail Banking
6 2 (1.28%) Marketing
6 2 (1.28%) Local Government
7 1 (0.64%) Portuguese Language
7 1 (0.64%) Spanish Language
7 1 (0.64%) Electronics
7 1 (0.64%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.64%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.64%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.64%) Law
7 1 (0.64%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.64%) Advertising
7 1 (0.64%) Games
Job Titles
1 95 (60.90%) Developer
2 43 (27.56%) .NET Developer
3 19 (12.18%) C# Developer
4 16 (10.26%) Analyst
5 12 (7.69%) ASP.NET Developer
6 11 (7.05%) C# .NET Developer
7 10 (6.41%) Team Leader
7 10 (6.41%) Test Analyst
7 10 (6.41%) Development Team Leader
8 9 (5.77%) Web Developer
8 9 (5.77%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 8 (5.13%) SharePoint Developer
9 8 (5.13%) Software Developer
9 8 (5.13%) Architect
10 7 (4.49%) Solutions Architect
10 7 (4.49%) Designer
11 6 (3.85%) Web Test Analyst
11 6 (3.85%) Web Analyst
11 6 (3.85%) Consultant
11 6 (3.85%) Solutions Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 61 (39.10%) ASP.NET
2 46 (29.49%) HTML
3 37 (23.72%) CSS
4 25 (16.03%) Web Services
5 23 (14.74%) HTML5
6 19 (12.18%) WCF
7 18 (11.54%) WinForms
8 15 (9.62%) jQuery
9 14 (8.97%) ASP.NET MVC
9 14 (8.97%) CSS3
10 13 (8.33%) .NET Framework
11 12 (7.69%) JSP
12 11 (7.05%) J2EE
12 11 (7.05%) LINQ
13 10 (6.41%) Ajax
13 10 (6.41%) NHibernate
14 9 (5.77%) JNDI
14 9 (5.77%) JDBC
14 9 (5.77%) JMS
14 9 (5.77%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 15 (9.62%) Clustering
2 5 (3.21%) Mainframe
2 5 (3.21%) GIS
2 5 (3.21%) IBM Mainframe
3 3 (1.92%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (1.28%) N-Tier
5 1 (0.64%) DTV
5 1 (0.64%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.64%) IVR
5 1 (0.64%) Tandem
5 1 (0.64%) PKI
5 1 (0.64%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.64%) Life Science
5 1 (0.64%) Data Integration
5 1 (0.64%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 37 (23.72%) Windows
2 15 (9.62%) Windows Server 2003
2 15 (9.62%) Windows Server 2008
3 8 (5.13%) UNIX
4 5 (3.21%) Linux
5 2 (1.28%) Windows 7
5 2 (1.28%) Windows 8
6 1 (0.64%) Windows Phone 8
6 1 (0.64%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (25.64%) MVC
2 29 (18.59%) Agile Software Development
3 21 (13.46%) TDD
4 15 (9.62%) Scrum
4 15 (9.62%) Load Balancing
5 13 (8.33%) Pair Programming
6 10 (6.41%) Waterfall
7 9 (5.77%) Continuous Integration
7 9 (5.77%) Resource Management
7 9 (5.77%) Web Development
7 9 (5.77%) Refactoring
7 9 (5.77%) User Stories
8 8 (5.13%) Software Engineering
8 8 (5.13%) E-Commerce
8 8 (5.13%) Business Intelligence
8 8 (5.13%) Project Management
9 7 (4.49%) Data Modelling
9 7 (4.49%) Software Testing
9 7 (4.49%) Manual Testing
10 6 (3.85%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 72 (46.15%) C#
2 67 (42.95%) SQL
3 50 (32.05%) JavaScript
4 23 (14.74%) T-SQL
5 19 (12.18%) PowerShell
6 18 (11.54%) Java
7 14 (8.97%) VB
8 9 (5.77%) VB.NET
9 7 (4.49%) Python
10 5 (3.21%) PL/SQL
11 4 (2.56%) C++
11 4 (2.56%) Perl
12 3 (1.92%) PHP
13 2 (1.28%) VB6
14 1 (0.64%) Ruby
14 1 (0.64%) X++
14 1 (0.64%) R
14 1 (0.64%) Shell Script
14 1 (0.64%) XAML
14 1 (0.64%) VBA
Qualifications
1 15 (9.62%) Microsoft Certification
2 13 (8.33%) MCSE
3 12 (7.69%) MCTS
3 12 (7.69%) MCITP
4 10 (6.41%) ISEB
5 7 (4.49%) ISTQB
6 4 (2.56%) Degree
7 2 (1.28%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.64%) CISA
8 1 (0.64%) CISM
8 1 (0.64%) GSEC
8 1 (0.64%) CISSP
8 1 (0.64%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.64%) CCNP
8 1 (0.64%) CCNA
8 1 (0.64%) SC Cleared
8 1 (0.64%) Security Cleared
8 1 (0.64%) GPEN
8 1 (0.64%) OSCP
8 1 (0.64%) RHCE
System Software
1 15 (9.62%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.64%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 2 (1.28%) SCCM
Vendors
1 21 (13.46%) Microsoft
2 9 (5.77%) Oracle
3 6 (3.85%) IBM
4 4 (2.56%) McAfee
5 2 (1.28%) Twitter
5 2 (1.28%) SAP
6 1 (0.64%) Cognos
6 1 (0.64%) PeopleSoft
6 1 (0.64%) Adobe
6 1 (0.64%) JD Edwards
Chester
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Crewe, Cheshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £350 - £400 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
Warrington
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
Chester
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Posted: 11 days ago
Runcorn
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 11 days ago
Chester
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 15 days ago
Warrington
Computer Futures
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 17 days ago
Cheshire
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £200 - £225 per day
Posted: 17 days ago
Warrington
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 18 days ago
Chester
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 19 days ago
Warrington
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 26 days ago