The first table below looks at the demand for .NET Framework skills in IT contracts advertised for the Chester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited .NET Framework over the 3 months to 10 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category for the Chester region.

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
10 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft .NET Framework
Rank 24 22 23
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +1
Contract jobs citing .NET Framework 1 4 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 0.70% 2.55% 0.76%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.22% 11.76% 4.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 0
Average daily rate
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£320 £300 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £333 £320
% change year-on-year
-2.25% +3.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £39.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Chester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
45 34 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 31.47% 21.66% 18.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 11 10
Average daily rate £333 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.33% +7.14%
UK excluding London average daily rate £343 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.38% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Average hourly rate £31.56 - £39.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.55 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-4.14% +7.69%
.NET Framework
Cheshire

.NET Framework
Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing .NET Framework across the Chester region as a proportion of the total demand within the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

.NET Framework Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

.NET Framework
Daily Rate Trend in Chester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing .NET Framework across the Chester region.

.NET Framework Daily Rate Trend in Chester

.NET Framework
Hourly Rate Trend in Chester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing .NET Framework across the Chester region.

.NET Framework Hourly Rate Trend in Chester

.NET Framework
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 10 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Chester region citing .NET Framework 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 Framework.

1 5 (100.00%) .NET
1 5 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (80.00%) TDD
2 4 (80.00%) Pair Programming
2 4 (80.00%) CSS
2 4 (80.00%) C#
2 4 (80.00%) HTML
2 4 (80.00%) JavaScript
3 3 (60.00%) SQL
3 3 (60.00%) Visual Studio
3 3 (60.00%) HTML5
4 2 (40.00%) CSS3
4 2 (40.00%) User Stories
4 2 (40.00%) Test Automation
4 2 (40.00%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (40.00%) MVC
4 2 (40.00%) Scrum
4 2 (40.00%) NHibernate
4 2 (40.00%) JSON
4 2 (40.00%) Refactoring
4 2 (40.00%) LINQ
4 2 (40.00%) T-SQL
4 2 (40.00%) Ajax
5 1 (20.00%) Software Testing
5 1 (20.00%) Regression Testing
5 1 (20.00%) ISEB
5 1 (20.00%) Release Management
5 1 (20.00%) Performance Testing
5 1 (20.00%) Stress Testing
5 1 (20.00%) Integration Testing

.NET Framework
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 10 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Chester region citing .NET Framework 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 Framework. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Development Applications
1 3 (60.00%) Visual Studio
2 1 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
Job Titles
1 4 (80.00%) Developer
2 2 (40.00%) Web Developer
2 2 (40.00%) .NET Developer
3 1 (20.00%) Agile Test Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (100.00%) .NET
2 4 (80.00%) CSS
2 4 (80.00%) HTML
3 3 (60.00%) HTML5
4 2 (40.00%) CSS3
4 2 (40.00%) Ajax
4 2 (40.00%) NHibernate
4 2 (40.00%) JSON
4 2 (40.00%) LINQ
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (80.00%) TDD
2 4 (80.00%) Pair Programming
3 2 (40.00%) Refactoring
3 2 (40.00%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (40.00%) MVC
3 2 (40.00%) Scrum
3 2 (40.00%) Test Automation
3 2 (40.00%) User Stories
4 1 (20.00%) Manual Testing
4 1 (20.00%) System Testing
4 1 (20.00%) V-Model
4 1 (20.00%) Release Management
4 1 (20.00%) Performance Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Stress Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Integration Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Software Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Web Development
4 1 (20.00%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (80.00%) C#
1 4 (80.00%) JavaScript
2 3 (60.00%) SQL
3 2 (40.00%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) ISEB
1 1 (20.00%) ISTQB