The table below looks at the statistics for .NET 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 over the 3 months to 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft .NET (dotNet)
Rank 15 10 19
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +9
Contract jobs citing .NET 8 26 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 6.56% 12.62% 5.00%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 25.00% 33.77% 27.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 12 3
Average daily rate
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£350 £313 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.00% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £311 £167 £298
10% offered a daily rate of more than £390 £373 £310
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £38.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.50 £33.50
% change year-on-year
-7.69% -2.98%
.NET
Cheshire

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 Chester region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Chester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
32 77 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 26.23% 37.38% 18.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 32 12
Average daily rate £350 £375 £290
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +29.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £281 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £375 £323
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 14 5
Average hourly rate £39.00 £36.07 £38.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.13% -5.09%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -2.94%

.NET
Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

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

.NET Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

.NET
Daily Rate Trend in Chester

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

.NET Daily Rate Trend in Chester

.NET
Hourly Rate Trend in Chester

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

.NET Hourly Rate Trend in Chester

.NET
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Chester 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 13 (56.52%) HTML
2 11 (47.83%) JavaScript
3 10 (43.48%) C#
3 10 (43.48%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (39.13%) CSS
5 8 (34.78%) Java
5 8 (34.78%) ASP.NET
5 8 (34.78%) .NET Framework
5 8 (34.78%) JSON
6 7 (30.43%) HTML5
6 7 (30.43%) SQL
6 7 (30.43%) XML
6 7 (30.43%) TDD
6 7 (30.43%) MVC
7 6 (26.09%) Windows
7 6 (26.09%) Visual Studio
7 6 (26.09%) CSS3
7 6 (26.09%) NHibernate
8 5 (21.74%) Ajax
8 5 (21.74%) Test Automation
8 5 (21.74%) JSP
8 5 (21.74%) Web Services
8 5 (21.74%) T-SQL
9 4 (17.39%) J2EE
9 4 (17.39%) PHP
9 4 (17.39%) JUnit
9 4 (17.39%) XSLT
9 4 (17.39%) ISEB
9 4 (17.39%) Finance
9 4 (17.39%) Continuous Integration

.NET
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Chester 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.

Business Applications
1 1 (4.35%) Oracle 11i
1 1 (4.35%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.35%) HTTP
1 1 (4.35%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (13.04%) SQL Server
2 2 (8.70%) SQLite
3 1 (4.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (4.35%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (4.35%) NoSQL
3 1 (4.35%) Oracle Database
3 1 (4.35%) Relational Database
3 1 (4.35%) OLAP Cube
3 1 (4.35%) OLAP
3 1 (4.35%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (4.35%) Oracle Database 10g
3 1 (4.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (4.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 6 (26.09%) Visual Studio
2 4 (17.39%) JUnit
3 1 (4.35%) Eclipse
3 1 (4.35%) LoadRunner
3 1 (4.35%) JMeter
3 1 (4.35%) Xcode
3 1 (4.35%) ReSharper
3 1 (4.35%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (4.35%) OpenSTA
3 1 (4.35%) FxCop
3 1 (4.35%) SoapUI
3 1 (4.35%) Appcelerator Titanium
3 1 (4.35%) MSBuild
3 1 (4.35%) T4 Templates
3 1 (4.35%) LoadUI
General
1 4 (17.39%) Finance
2 2 (8.70%) Local Government
3 1 (4.35%) Marketing
3 1 (4.35%) Manufacturing
3 1 (4.35%) Electronics
3 1 (4.35%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 17 (73.91%) Developer
2 4 (17.39%) Analyst
2 4 (17.39%) Test Analyst
2 4 (17.39%) .NET Developer
3 3 (13.04%) Front-End Developer
3 3 (13.04%) Java Developer
4 1 (4.35%) Oracle Developer
4 1 (4.35%) Architect
4 1 (4.35%) Agile Test Analyst
4 1 (4.35%) Android Developer
4 1 (4.35%) VB Programmer
4 1 (4.35%) SQL Server DBA
4 1 (4.35%) SQL Developer
4 1 (4.35%) SQL DBA
4 1 (4.35%) SQL Server Developer
4 1 (4.35%) .NET Web Developer
4 1 (4.35%) JavaScript Developer
4 1 (4.35%) Web Developer
4 1 (4.35%) DBA
4 1 (4.35%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (56.52%) HTML
2 9 (39.13%) CSS
3 8 (34.78%) ASP.NET
3 8 (34.78%) .NET Framework
3 8 (34.78%) JSON
4 7 (30.43%) XML
4 7 (30.43%) HTML5
5 6 (26.09%) CSS3
5 6 (26.09%) NHibernate
6 5 (21.74%) Ajax
6 5 (21.74%) JSP
6 5 (21.74%) Web Services
7 4 (17.39%) J2EE
7 4 (17.39%) XSLT
7 4 (17.39%) REST
8 3 (13.04%) LINQ
9 2 (8.70%) JSF
9 2 (8.70%) iOS SDK
9 2 (8.70%) Worklight
10 1 (4.35%) Android SDK
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.70%) Mobile App
1 2 (8.70%) User Experience
1 2 (8.70%) Data Structures
1 2 (8.70%) Algorithms
2 1 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.35%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 1 (4.35%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 6 (26.09%) Windows
2 2 (8.70%) Linux
2 2 (8.70%) Android
2 2 (8.70%) Windows 7
2 2 (8.70%) Apple iOS
2 2 (8.70%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (43.48%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (30.43%) TDD
2 7 (30.43%) MVC
3 5 (21.74%) Test Automation
4 4 (17.39%) Continuous Integration
5 3 (13.04%) Responsive Web Design
5 3 (13.04%) User Stories
5 3 (13.04%) Scrum
5 3 (13.04%) OO
5 3 (13.04%) Pair Programming
5 3 (13.04%) Refactoring
6 2 (8.70%) Requirements Analysis
6 2 (8.70%) E-Commerce
6 2 (8.70%) OOD
6 2 (8.70%) Web Design
6 2 (8.70%) Memory Management
6 2 (8.70%) Test Strategy
6 2 (8.70%) Test Planning
6 2 (8.70%) Performance Testing
6 2 (8.70%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 11 (47.83%) JavaScript
2 10 (43.48%) C#
3 8 (34.78%) Java
4 7 (30.43%) SQL
5 5 (21.74%) T-SQL
6 4 (17.39%) PHP
7 1 (4.35%) PL/SQL
7 1 (4.35%) VB
7 1 (4.35%) Objective-C
7 1 (4.35%) VB6
Qualifications
1 4 (17.39%) ISEB
2 2 (8.70%) ITIL Certification
2 2 (8.70%) Degree
3 1 (4.35%) ISTQB
Systems Management
1 2 (8.70%) SCCM
Vendors
1 2 (8.70%) Kony
2 1 (4.35%) Oracle
2 1 (4.35%) SAP
2 1 (4.35%) Google
2 1 (4.35%) Appcelerator