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 11 February 2016 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
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft .NET (dotNet)
Rank 26 18 11
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -7
Contract jobs citing .NET 51 68 97
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 5.40% 8.82% 10.74%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 20.65% 33.17% 41.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 54 48
Average daily rate £331 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.41% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £433 £435 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 1
Average hourly rate £17.50 - £140.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £32.25 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+24.03% -5.14%
.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
247 205 234
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 26.17% 26.59% 25.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 172 142 127
Average daily rate £375 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £246
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £439 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 7 3
Average hourly rate £17.64 £19.45 £40.57
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.33% -52.05%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.25 £34.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year
+15.44% +3.03%

.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 11 February 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Cheshire

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing .NET across the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 11 February 2016.

.NET Hourly Rate Histogram 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 11 February 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
(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
Chester +5 13 £350 +7.69% 13
Warrington -15 12 £325 +18.18% 14
Knutsford -10 4 £488 +21.11% 5
Wilmslow - 2 £375 - 6
Crewe -4 1 - -
Macclesfield - 1 £290 - 6
.NET
North West

.NET
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 80 (70.80%) C#
2 61 (53.98%) SQL
3 50 (44.25%) SQL Server
3 50 (44.25%) ASP.NET
4 40 (35.40%) Agile Software Development
5 38 (33.63%) JavaScript
6 36 (31.86%) MVC
7 31 (27.43%) .NET Framework
8 30 (26.55%) HTML
9 29 (25.66%) jQuery
10 27 (23.89%) CSS
11 26 (23.01%) T-SQL
11 26 (23.01%) Microsoft
12 24 (21.24%) ASP.NET MVC
12 24 (21.24%) TDD
13 22 (19.47%) Team Foundation Server
14 20 (17.70%) Visual Studio
14 20 (17.70%) Finance
15 19 (16.81%) Web Services
16 17 (15.04%) Windows
16 17 (15.04%) Entity Framework
17 15 (13.27%) AngularJS
18 14 (12.39%) VB.NET
19 13 (11.50%) MS Excel
19 13 (11.50%) SQL Server 2012
19 13 (11.50%) HTML5
19 13 (11.50%) ASP.NET Web API
20 12 (10.62%) Front End Development
20 12 (10.62%) Java
20 12 (10.62%) XML

.NET
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 10 (8.85%) SharePoint
2 6 (5.31%) IIS
3 4 (3.54%) Node.js
4 3 (2.65%) CMS
5 2 (1.77%) BizTalk Server
5 2 (1.77%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (1.77%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (1.77%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (1.77%) MS Exchange
5 2 (1.77%) SharePoint 2010
5 2 (1.77%) Tomcat
5 2 (1.77%) Umbraco
6 1 (0.88%) EPiServer CMS
6 1 (0.88%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (0.88%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 13 (11.50%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.65%) MS Office
3 1 (0.88%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.88%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (3.54%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.88%) Oracle 11i
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.77%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (1.77%) IaaS
1 2 (1.77%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.88%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.88%) GitHub
2 1 (0.88%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 6 (5.31%) Internet
2 4 (3.54%) HTTP
3 3 (2.65%) TCP/IP
4 2 (1.77%) DNS
4 2 (1.77%) SMTP
5 1 (0.88%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 50 (44.25%) SQL Server
2 13 (11.50%) SQL Server 2012
3 11 (9.73%) SQL Server 2008
4 9 (7.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 8 (7.08%) Crystal Reports
5 8 (7.08%) Relational Database
6 7 (6.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 6 (5.31%) NoSQL
7 6 (5.31%) SQL Server 2005
8 3 (2.65%) Cognos Impromptu
8 3 (2.65%) Cognos Powerplay
8 3 (2.65%) Cognos Transformer
8 3 (2.65%) DTS
8 3 (2.65%) ReportNet
9 2 (1.77%) Data Warehouse
9 2 (1.77%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 1 (0.88%) Data Mining
10 1 (0.88%) Hadoop
10 1 (0.88%) MS Access
10 1 (0.88%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 22 (19.47%) Team Foundation Server
2 20 (17.70%) Visual Studio
3 10 (8.85%) Git (software)
4 6 (5.31%) Selenium
5 4 (3.54%) Subversion
5 4 (3.54%) WebDriver
6 3 (2.65%) JIRA
6 3 (2.65%) SpecFlow
6 3 (2.65%) TestComplete
6 3 (2.65%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 2 (1.77%) Moq
7 2 (1.77%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 2 (1.77%) TeamCity
8 1 (0.88%) Bower
8 1 (0.88%) git-flow
8 1 (0.88%) Grunt
8 1 (0.88%) gulp
8 1 (0.88%) JUnit
8 1 (0.88%) MSTest
8 1 (0.88%) Yeoman
General
1 20 (17.70%) Finance
2 7 (6.19%) Banking
3 5 (4.42%) Retail
4 2 (1.77%) Billing
4 2 (1.77%) Games
4 2 (1.77%) Local Government
4 2 (1.77%) Retail Banking
5 1 (0.88%) Advertising
5 1 (0.88%) Electronics
5 1 (0.88%) Legal
5 1 (0.88%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 74 (65.49%) Developer
2 46 (40.71%) .NET Developer
3 31 (27.43%) C# Developer
4 25 (22.12%) C# .NET Developer
5 17 (15.04%) ASP.NET Developer
6 16 (14.16%) Analyst
6 16 (14.16%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
7 12 (10.62%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 11 (9.73%) Architect
9 7 (6.19%) SQL Analyst
9 7 (6.19%) SQL Developer
9 7 (6.19%) Test Analyst
10 6 (5.31%) Software Developer
10 6 (5.31%) Technical Architect
10 6 (5.31%) Tester
11 5 (4.42%) Analyst Developer
11 5 (4.42%) Programmer
11 5 (4.42%) Web Developer
12 4 (3.54%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
12 4 (3.54%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (44.25%) ASP.NET
2 31 (27.43%) .NET Framework
3 30 (26.55%) HTML
4 29 (25.66%) jQuery
5 27 (23.89%) CSS
6 24 (21.24%) ASP.NET MVC
7 19 (16.81%) Web Services
8 17 (15.04%) Entity Framework
9 15 (13.27%) AngularJS
10 13 (11.50%) ASP.NET Web API
10 13 (11.50%) HTML5
11 12 (10.62%) XML
12 10 (8.85%) WCF
13 9 (7.96%) JSON
14 8 (7.08%) RESTful
14 8 (7.08%) XSLT
15 7 (6.19%) CSS3
16 5 (4.42%) ASP.NET MVC 5
16 5 (4.42%) KnockoutJS
16 5 (4.42%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 6 (5.31%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (3.54%) Data Structures
2 4 (3.54%) Management Information System
2 4 (3.54%) User Experience
3 3 (2.65%) Mobile App
3 3 (2.65%) N-Tier
4 2 (1.77%) Blackberry
4 2 (1.77%) Visualisation
5 1 (0.88%) Client/Server
5 1 (0.88%) Driving Licence
5 1 (0.88%) DTV
5 1 (0.88%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (0.88%) STB
5 1 (0.88%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 17 (15.04%) Windows
2 8 (7.08%) Unix
3 6 (5.31%) Apple iOS
3 6 (5.31%) Linux
3 6 (5.31%) Windows Server 2003
4 5 (4.42%) Windows Server
4 5 (4.42%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (2.65%) Mac OS X
5 3 (2.65%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (1.77%) Android
7 1 (0.88%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (35.40%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (31.86%) MVC
3 24 (21.24%) TDD
4 12 (10.62%) Front End Development
5 11 (9.73%) Continuous Integration
5 11 (9.73%) Migration
5 11 (9.73%) Scrum
6 9 (7.96%) Software Engineering
7 7 (6.19%) Automated Testing
7 7 (6.19%) E-Commerce
7 7 (6.19%) Translating Business Requirements
7 7 (6.19%) Waterfall
7 7 (6.19%) Web Testing
8 6 (5.31%) CRM
8 6 (5.31%) Test Automation
8 6 (5.31%) Web Accessibility
8 6 (5.31%) Web Development
9 5 (4.42%) Regression Testing
9 5 (4.42%) Stakeholder Management
9 5 (4.42%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 80 (70.80%) C#
2 61 (53.98%) SQL
3 38 (33.63%) JavaScript
4 26 (23.01%) T-SQL
5 14 (12.39%) VB.NET
6 12 (10.62%) Java
7 7 (6.19%) Python
8 6 (5.31%) C++
9 5 (4.42%) VB
10 4 (3.54%) PHP
10 4 (3.54%) Ruby
11 3 (2.65%) Perl
11 3 (2.65%) VBA
12 2 (1.77%) ANSI SQL
12 2 (1.77%) Objective-C
12 2 (1.77%) PowerShell
13 1 (0.88%) ActionScript
13 1 (0.88%) C
13 1 (0.88%) Delphi
13 1 (0.88%) R
Qualifications
1 6 (5.31%) Degree
1 6 (5.31%) ISEB
2 5 (4.42%) ISTQB
3 3 (2.65%) CCEA
3 3 (2.65%) Citrix Certification
4 1 (0.88%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.88%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.77%) QA
2 1 (0.88%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (1.77%) Active Directory
1 2 (1.77%) Postfix
1 2 (1.77%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 2 (1.77%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
1 2 (1.77%) Norton AntiVirus
1 2 (1.77%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (1.77%) StatsD
1 2 (1.77%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
2 1 (0.88%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 26 (23.01%) Microsoft
2 7 (6.19%) Oracle
3 4 (3.54%) Citrix
3 4 (3.54%) DevExpress
3 4 (3.54%) Teradata
4 3 (2.65%) Cognos
4 3 (2.65%) Telerik
5 2 (1.77%) AppSense
5 2 (1.77%) EPiServer
5 2 (1.77%) Intel Security
5 2 (1.77%) MobileIron
5 2 (1.77%) Symantec
5 2 (1.77%) Trustwave
6 1 (0.88%) Apigee
6 1 (0.88%) Google
6 1 (0.88%) Mashery
6 1 (0.88%) Remedy
6 1 (0.88%) Sitecore
6 1 (0.88%) Tableau
6 1 (0.88%) VMware
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