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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft .NET (dotNet)
Rank 21 9 16
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +7
Contract jobs citing .NET 81 89 76
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 7.41% 10.84% 9.19%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 30.80% 40.27% 31.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 55 41
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 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £603 £375 £388
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 2
Average hourly rate - £31.56 £47.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -33.56%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.00 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
.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
263 221 242
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 24.06% 26.92% 29.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 198 122 122
Average daily rate £400 £350 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +12.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £245 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £500 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 8 6
Average hourly rate £17.33 £34.00 £45.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-49.02% -24.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.16 £30.00 £31.56
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.55 £40.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.25 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+12.14% -

.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 28 August 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 28 August 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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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 +9 57 £380 +20.63% 22
Knutsford -11 5 £368 +13.07% 3
Chester -13 4 £318 +2.41% 27
Crewe -11 2 £365 +12.30% 4
Wilmslow - 2 £350 - 4
Ellesmere Port - 1 - - 1
.NET
North West

.NET
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 87 (54.04%) JavaScript
2 65 (40.37%) Agile Software Development
3 58 (36.02%) ASP.NET
4 56 (34.78%) C#
5 54 (33.54%) HTML
6 52 (32.30%) Java
7 48 (29.81%) AngularJS
8 46 (28.57%) CSS
9 44 (27.33%) MVC
10 42 (26.09%) Python
11 41 (25.47%) SQL Server
12 39 (24.22%) Microsoft
12 39 (24.22%) jQuery
13 34 (21.12%) ASP.NET MVC
14 33 (20.50%) Team Foundation Server
14 33 (20.50%) Data Warehouse
15 32 (19.88%) SQL
16 31 (19.25%) UNIX
16 31 (19.25%) HTML5
17 30 (18.63%) Big Data
18 29 (18.01%) Linux
18 29 (18.01%) Scrum
19 28 (17.39%) Oracle
19 28 (17.39%) MongoDB
20 27 (16.77%) Hadoop
20 27 (16.77%) Visualisation
21 26 (16.15%) Cloud Computing
21 26 (16.15%) R
21 26 (16.15%) Teradata
21 26 (16.15%) Opscode Chef

.NET
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 21 (13.04%) Node.js
2 10 (6.21%) SharePoint
3 5 (3.11%) CMS
3 5 (3.11%) Umbraco
4 4 (2.48%) SharePoint 2010
4 4 (2.48%) IIS
5 3 (1.86%) Sitefinity
6 2 (1.24%) Sitecore CMS
7 1 (0.62%) Apache Pig
7 1 (0.62%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (0.62%) Apache
7 1 (0.62%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.62%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 18 (11.18%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.62%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.62%) Adobe Illustrator
2 1 (0.62%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (0.62%) Photoshop
2 1 (0.62%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 11 (6.83%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.86%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.62%) SAP HCM
3 1 (0.62%) SAP FI-AP
3 1 (0.62%) Oracle 11i
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 (16.15%) Cloud Computing
2 25 (15.53%) Amazon AWS
2 25 (15.53%) IaaS
3 2 (1.24%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.62%) SaaS
4 1 (0.62%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (9.32%) Internet
2 4 (2.48%) Unified Communications
2 4 (2.48%) Converged Networks
3 2 (1.24%) SMS
3 2 (1.24%) HTTP
4 1 (0.62%) Intranet
4 1 (0.62%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (25.47%) SQL Server
2 33 (20.50%) Data Warehouse
3 30 (18.63%) Big Data
4 28 (17.39%) MongoDB
5 27 (16.77%) Hadoop
6 25 (15.53%) Apache Cassandra
7 15 (9.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 13 (8.07%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 8 (4.97%) SQL Server 2008
10 7 (4.35%) NoSQL
10 7 (4.35%) SQL Server 2012
11 4 (2.48%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 4 (2.48%) DTS
12 3 (1.86%) Cognos Transformer
12 3 (1.86%) Relational Database
13 2 (1.24%) Cognos Report Studio
13 2 (1.24%) Cognos Framework Manager
13 2 (1.24%) Oracle Database
13 2 (1.24%) Data Mining
13 2 (1.24%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 33 (20.50%) Team Foundation Server
2 11 (6.83%) Visual Studio
3 9 (5.59%) Git (software)
4 6 (3.73%) SpecFlow
5 5 (3.11%) Grunt
5 5 (3.11%) Bower
5 5 (3.11%) gulp
6 4 (2.48%) TestComplete
6 4 (2.48%) TeamCity
7 3 (1.86%) Selenium
7 3 (1.86%) Subversion
8 2 (1.24%) JIRA
8 2 (1.24%) Yeoman
9 1 (0.62%) Jenkins
9 1 (0.62%) WebDriver
9 1 (0.62%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 1 (0.62%) NUnit
General
1 19 (11.80%) Finance
2 4 (2.48%) Manufacturing
2 4 (2.48%) Banking
3 2 (1.24%) Advertising
4 1 (0.62%) Publishing
4 1 (0.62%) Games
4 1 (0.62%) Retail
4 1 (0.62%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 90 (55.90%) Developer
2 36 (22.36%) Architect
3 26 (16.15%) Technical Architect
4 20 (12.42%) .NET Developer
5 17 (10.56%) Web Developer
6 12 (7.45%) Front-End Developer
7 10 (6.21%) Digital Architect
7 10 (6.21%) Digital Technical Architect
8 9 (5.59%) Front-End Web Developer
8 9 (5.59%) Dynamics CRM Developer
8 9 (5.59%) CRM Developer
8 9 (5.59%) C# Developer
8 9 (5.59%) Java Developer
9 8 (4.97%) Development Team Leader
9 8 (4.97%) Analyst
9 8 (4.97%) UI Programmer
9 8 (4.97%) UI Developer
9 8 (4.97%) Software Team Leader
9 8 (4.97%) Team Leader
9 8 (4.97%) .NET Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 58 (36.02%) ASP.NET
2 54 (33.54%) HTML
3 48 (29.81%) AngularJS
4 46 (28.57%) CSS
5 39 (24.22%) jQuery
6 34 (21.12%) ASP.NET MVC
7 31 (19.25%) HTML5
8 24 (14.91%) .NET Framework
9 23 (14.29%) CSS3
9 23 (14.29%) ASP.NET Web API
10 22 (13.66%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 22 (13.66%) Web Services
11 17 (10.56%) RESTful
12 12 (7.45%) XML
13 8 (4.97%) JSON
13 8 (4.97%) WCF
14 7 (4.35%) WPF
14 7 (4.35%) Entity Framework
15 6 (3.73%) SOAP
16 5 (3.11%) Classic ASP
Miscellaneous
1 27 (16.77%) Visualisation
2 14 (8.70%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (6.83%) User Experience
4 8 (4.97%) N-Tier
5 4 (2.48%) Computer Science
5 4 (2.48%) Data Integration
6 3 (1.86%) Inversion of Control
6 3 (1.86%) Management Information System
6 3 (1.86%) Data Structures
7 2 (1.24%) Data Centre
7 2 (1.24%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.62%) Tandem
8 1 (0.62%) Mainframe
8 1 (0.62%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 31 (19.25%) UNIX
2 29 (18.01%) Linux
3 16 (9.94%) Windows
4 8 (4.97%) Mac OS X
5 5 (3.11%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (1.86%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.62%) Android
7 1 (0.62%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.62%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (40.37%) Agile Software Development
2 44 (27.33%) MVC
3 29 (18.01%) Scrum
4 25 (15.53%) Machine Learning
5 14 (8.70%) Open Source
5 14 (8.70%) TDD
5 14 (8.70%) CRM
6 13 (8.07%) Continuous Integration
7 8 (4.97%) Web Accessibility
7 8 (4.97%) Resource Management
7 8 (4.97%) OOP
7 8 (4.97%) Business Intelligence
7 8 (4.97%) Migration
7 8 (4.97%) SDLC
8 6 (3.73%) Stakeholder Management
8 6 (3.73%) TOGAF
8 6 (3.73%) OO
8 6 (3.73%) Software Engineering
9 5 (3.11%) Enterprise Architecture
9 5 (3.11%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 87 (54.04%) JavaScript
2 56 (34.78%) C#
3 52 (32.30%) Java
4 42 (26.09%) Python
5 32 (19.88%) SQL
6 26 (16.15%) R
7 21 (13.04%) TypeScript
8 17 (10.56%) Ruby
9 14 (8.70%) VB
9 14 (8.70%) C++
10 7 (4.35%) PHP
11 5 (3.11%) T-SQL
11 5 (3.11%) VB.NET
12 3 (1.86%) C
13 2 (1.24%) XAML
14 1 (0.62%) ActionScript
14 1 (0.62%) VBScript
14 1 (0.62%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (4.35%) Security Cleared
2 5 (3.11%) 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 (4.35%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 26 (16.15%) Opscode Chef
2 25 (15.53%) StatsD
3 1 (0.62%) Oozie
Vendors
1 39 (24.22%) Microsoft
2 28 (17.39%) Oracle
3 26 (16.15%) Teradata
4 25 (15.53%) Citrix
5 24 (14.91%) Tableau
6 23 (14.29%) Apigee
6 23 (14.29%) Mashery
7 6 (3.73%) Cognos
8 3 (1.86%) Syclo
8 3 (1.86%) SAP
9 2 (1.24%) Remedy
9 2 (1.24%) EPiServer
9 2 (1.24%) Sitecore
10 1 (0.62%) Adobe
10 1 (0.62%) Twitter
10 1 (0.62%) Xamarin
10 1 (0.62%) ServiceNow
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