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 30 September 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
30 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft .NET (dotNet)
Rank 23 23 6
Rank change year-on-year
0 -17
Contract jobs citing .NET 54 61 88
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 6.75% 5.25% 10.89%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 27.84% 23.46% 46.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 47 59
Median daily rate £325 £368 £323
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.56% +13.95%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £243 £287 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £378 £535 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £31.56
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £37.75 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+5.96% +0.66%
.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
194 260 190
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 24.25% 22.36% 23.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 145 199 104
Median daily rate £375 £400 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +21.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £320 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £525 £435
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 12 10
Median hourly rate £32.50 £17.33 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+87.53% -46.67%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £34.25
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +9.48%

.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 30 September 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 30 September 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 -5 11 £350 -8.49% 12
Macclesfield +6 8 £294 -8.20% 3
Wilmslow -4 3 £308 -12.14% 7
Chester -4 3 £300 -3.22% 16
Northwich - 3 £325 - 2
Knutsford +9 2 - - 1
Congleton - 2 £275 -
.NET
North West

.NET
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 30 September 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 73 (58.40%) C#
2 53 (42.40%) ASP.NET
3 48 (38.40%) MVC
4 46 (36.80%) JavaScript
5 43 (34.40%) SQL Server
6 42 (33.60%) TDD
7 40 (32.00%) Agile Software Development
7 40 (32.00%) SQL
7 40 (32.00%) Microsoft
8 36 (28.80%) HTML
8 36 (28.80%) CSS
9 30 (24.00%) MS Excel
10 29 (23.20%) Windows
11 27 (21.60%) Java
11 27 (21.60%) Team Foundation Server
12 22 (17.60%) ASP.NET MVC
13 21 (16.80%) Continuous Integration
13 21 (16.80%) CRM
14 20 (16.00%) Software Engineering
14 20 (16.00%) Web Development
15 19 (15.20%) DevOps
16 18 (14.40%) Test Automation
16 18 (14.40%) Code Coverage
17 17 (13.60%) Web Services
17 17 (13.60%) .NET Framework
18 16 (12.80%) WCF
18 16 (12.80%) HTML5
19 15 (12.00%) SpecFlow
19 15 (12.00%) AngularJS
19 15 (12.00%) 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 4 (3.20%) IIS
2 3 (2.40%) SharePoint
2 3 (2.40%) Umbraco
3 2 (1.60%) Apache
3 2 (1.60%) ArcGIS
3 2 (1.60%) JBoss
3 2 (1.60%) NServiceBus
3 2 (1.60%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.80%) ArcSDE
4 1 (0.80%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (0.80%) CMS
4 1 (0.80%) GeoServer
Applications
1 30 (24.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 10 (8.00%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 8 (6.40%) Google Analytics
2 2 (1.60%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.80%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.40%) Internet
1 3 (2.40%) Network Security
2 2 (1.60%) DNS
2 2 (1.60%) Intranet
2 2 (1.60%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (34.40%) SQL Server
2 8 (6.40%) Oracle Database
3 7 (5.60%) Oracle Database 10g
4 6 (4.80%) Oracle Database 11g
4 6 (4.80%) Oracle Database 12c
4 6 (4.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 4 (3.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (2.40%) MySQL
6 3 (2.40%) Relational Database
6 3 (2.40%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (1.60%) RDBMS
7 2 (1.60%) SQL Server 2005
7 2 (1.60%) SQL Server 2014
8 1 (0.80%) Data Mining
8 1 (0.80%) GIS
8 1 (0.80%) MS Access
8 1 (0.80%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.80%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (0.80%) TKPROF
Development Applications
1 27 (21.60%) Team Foundation Server
2 15 (12.00%) SpecFlow
2 15 (12.00%) TestComplete
3 10 (8.00%) Git (software)
4 7 (5.60%) JIRA
5 6 (4.80%) Gradle
5 6 (4.80%) Jenkins
6 5 (4.00%) Visual Studio
7 3 (2.40%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 3 (2.40%) TeamCity
7 3 (2.40%) Vagrant
8 2 (1.60%) Moq
8 2 (1.60%) ReSharper
8 2 (1.60%) Sonatype Nexus
9 1 (0.80%) Axure RP
9 1 (0.80%) Cucumber
9 1 (0.80%) Grunt
9 1 (0.80%) NUnit
9 1 (0.80%) Subversion
9 1 (0.80%) Toad
General
1 13 (10.40%) Finance
1 13 (10.40%) Manufacturing
2 6 (4.80%) Retail
3 4 (3.20%) Publishing
4 3 (2.40%) Banking
5 1 (0.80%) Advertising
5 1 (0.80%) Back Office
5 1 (0.80%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 88 (70.40%) Developer
2 58 (46.40%) .NET Developer
3 33 (26.40%) C# Developer
4 26 (20.80%) C# .NET Developer
5 20 (16.00%) SQL Developer
6 15 (12.00%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
7 13 (10.40%) ASP.NET Developer
7 13 (10.40%) Consultant
7 13 (10.40%) Senior Developer
8 11 (8.80%) DevOps Consultant
9 10 (8.00%) Integration Consultant
9 10 (8.00%) Web Developer
10 9 (7.20%) Senior SQL Developer
11 8 (6.40%) CRM Developer
11 8 (6.40%) Full Stack Developer
11 8 (6.40%) Technical Leader
12 7 (5.60%) DevOps Engineer
12 7 (5.60%) PL/SQL Developer
12 7 (5.60%) Senior .NET Developer
13 6 (4.80%) Agile Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 53 (42.40%) ASP.NET
2 36 (28.80%) CSS
2 36 (28.80%) HTML
3 22 (17.60%) ASP.NET MVC
4 17 (13.60%) .NET Framework
4 17 (13.60%) Web Services
5 16 (12.80%) HTML5
5 16 (12.80%) WCF
6 15 (12.00%) AngularJS
7 13 (10.40%) CSS3
7 13 (10.40%) jQuery
8 10 (8.00%) Middleware
9 9 (7.20%) ASP.NET Web API
9 9 (7.20%) Entity Framework
9 9 (7.20%) XML
10 8 (6.40%) ASP.NET Web Forms
11 6 (4.80%) RESTful
11 6 (4.80%) WinForms
12 5 (4.00%) Ajax
12 5 (4.00%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 12 (9.60%) User Experience
2 5 (4.00%) iPad
3 4 (3.20%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (2.40%) Digital Media
5 2 (1.60%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (1.60%) Cryptography
5 2 (1.60%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.60%) Mobile App
5 2 (1.60%) N-Tier
5 2 (1.60%) PMI
6 1 (0.80%) Inversion of Control
6 1 (0.80%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 29 (23.20%) Windows
2 3 (2.40%) Linux
2 3 (2.40%) Windows Mobile
2 3 (2.40%) Windows Server
3 2 (1.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (1.60%) Unix
3 2 (1.60%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (0.80%) Android
4 1 (0.80%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (38.40%) MVC
2 42 (33.60%) TDD
3 40 (32.00%) Agile Software Development
4 21 (16.80%) Continuous Integration
4 21 (16.80%) CRM
5 20 (16.00%) Software Engineering
5 20 (16.00%) Web Development
6 19 (15.20%) DevOps
7 18 (14.40%) Code Coverage
7 18 (14.40%) Test Automation
8 14 (11.20%) Continuous Deployment
9 9 (7.20%) Analytics
10 8 (6.40%) Line Management
10 8 (6.40%) SEO
11 7 (5.60%) Unit Testing
12 6 (4.80%) Migration
13 5 (4.00%) SOA
13 5 (4.00%) Workflow
14 4 (3.20%) ERP
14 4 (3.20%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 73 (58.40%) C#
2 46 (36.80%) JavaScript
3 40 (32.00%) SQL
4 27 (21.60%) Java
5 8 (6.40%) T-SQL
5 8 (6.40%) VB.NET
6 7 (5.60%) PL/SQL
7 6 (4.80%) C++
8 5 (4.00%) PHP
9 3 (2.40%) VB
10 2 (1.60%) Bash Shell
10 2 (1.60%) PowerShell
11 1 (0.80%) TypeScript
11 1 (0.80%) VBA
Qualifications
1 15 (12.00%) Degree
2 6 (4.80%) Security Cleared
3 4 (3.20%) SC Cleared
4 3 (2.40%) CCEA
4 3 (2.40%) Citrix Certification
5 2 (1.60%) MCITP
5 2 (1.60%) MCTS
5 2 (1.60%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (1.60%) PMI Certification
5 2 (1.60%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 2 (1.60%) Active Directory
1 2 (1.60%) UAG
Systems Management
1 5 (4.00%) Puppet
2 2 (1.60%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 40 (32.00%) Microsoft
2 9 (7.20%) Oracle
3 8 (6.40%) Google
4 3 (2.40%) Citrix
4 3 (2.40%) SAP
5 2 (1.60%) Brocade
5 2 (1.60%) ESRI
5 2 (1.60%) Red Hat
6 1 (0.80%) IBM
6 1 (0.80%) Perforce
6 1 (0.80%) Xamarin