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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft .NET (dotNet)
Rank 8 19 16
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -3
Contract jobs citing .NET 14 14 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 10.53% 6.57% 6.15%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 36.84% 20.00% 40.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 6 3
Average daily rate
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£310 £319 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.74% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £262 £238 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £316 £325 £320
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 3
Average hourly rate £31.56 £34.02 £38.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.23% -11.64%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £33.50 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+11.94% -1.47%
.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
38 70 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 28.57% 32.86% 15.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 20 12
Average daily rate £313 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £310 £293
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £400 £423
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 3
Average hourly rate £30.00 £50.00 £39.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-40.00% +26.58%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +7.69%

.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 19 September 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 16 (61.54%) JavaScript
2 14 (53.85%) C#
2 14 (53.85%) HTML
3 13 (50.00%) ASP.NET
4 11 (42.31%) CSS
4 11 (42.31%) Agile Software Development
5 10 (38.46%) MVC
6 8 (30.77%) SQL
7 7 (26.92%) HTML5
8 6 (23.08%) TDD
9 5 (19.23%) T-SQL
9 5 (19.23%) SQL Server
9 5 (19.23%) Visual Studio
9 5 (19.23%) ISEB
9 5 (19.23%) Web Development
9 5 (19.23%) jQuery
10 4 (15.38%) ASP.NET MVC
10 4 (15.38%) CSS3
10 4 (15.38%) E-Commerce
10 4 (15.38%) Web Services
10 4 (15.38%) Windows
10 4 (15.38%) Linux
10 4 (15.38%) Scrum
10 4 (15.38%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 3 (11.54%) XML
11 3 (11.54%) JSP
11 3 (11.54%) Java
11 3 (11.54%) SQL Server 2008
11 3 (11.54%) Test Automation
11 3 (11.54%) .NET Framework

.NET
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (7.69%) Node.js
2 1 (3.85%) SharePoint 2013
2 1 (3.85%) SharePoint
2 1 (3.85%) SharePoint 2010
Business Applications
1 1 (3.85%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.85%) HTTP
1 1 (3.85%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (19.23%) SQL Server
2 3 (11.54%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (3.85%) Relational Database
3 1 (3.85%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (3.85%) OLAP
3 1 (3.85%) NoSQL
3 1 (3.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (3.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (3.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 5 (19.23%) Visual Studio
2 2 (7.69%) JUnit
3 1 (3.85%) T4 Templates
3 1 (3.85%) LoadUI
3 1 (3.85%) LoadRunner
3 1 (3.85%) JMeter
3 1 (3.85%) MSBuild
3 1 (3.85%) SoapUI
3 1 (3.85%) FxCop
3 1 (3.85%) OpenSTA
3 1 (3.85%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (3.85%) ReSharper
General
1 2 (7.69%) Local Government
1 2 (7.69%) Finance
2 1 (3.85%) Electronics
2 1 (3.85%) Telecoms
2 1 (3.85%) Manufacturing
2 1 (3.85%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 18 (69.23%) Developer
2 10 (38.46%) .NET Developer
3 6 (23.08%) Analyst
4 5 (19.23%) Test Analyst
5 4 (15.38%) Web Developer
5 4 (15.38%) ASP.NET Developer
6 3 (11.54%) C# Developer
6 3 (11.54%) C# .NET Developer
6 3 (11.54%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 3 (11.54%) Front-End Developer
7 2 (7.69%) .NET Web Developer
8 1 (3.85%) Architect
8 1 (3.85%) Consultant
8 1 (3.85%) DBA
8 1 (3.85%) Solutions Architect
8 1 (3.85%) Programmer
8 1 (3.85%) Security Analyst
8 1 (3.85%) SQL Server DBA
8 1 (3.85%) SQL Developer
8 1 (3.85%) SQL DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (53.85%) HTML
2 13 (50.00%) ASP.NET
3 11 (42.31%) CSS
4 7 (26.92%) HTML5
5 5 (19.23%) jQuery
6 4 (15.38%) ASP.NET MVC
6 4 (15.38%) CSS3
6 4 (15.38%) Web Services
6 4 (15.38%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 3 (11.54%) XML
7 3 (11.54%) JSP
7 3 (11.54%) .NET Framework
7 3 (11.54%) JSON
7 3 (11.54%) Ajax
7 3 (11.54%) NHibernate
8 2 (7.69%) JSF
8 2 (7.69%) WCF
8 2 (7.69%) REST
8 2 (7.69%) ASP.NET MVC 3
8 2 (7.69%) Backbone.js
Miscellaneous
1 2 (7.69%) User Experience
2 1 (3.85%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 1 (3.85%) DTV
2 1 (3.85%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 4 (15.38%) Windows
1 4 (15.38%) Linux
2 2 (7.69%) Windows 7
2 2 (7.69%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (42.31%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (38.46%) MVC
3 6 (23.08%) TDD
4 5 (19.23%) Web Development
5 4 (15.38%) E-Commerce
5 4 (15.38%) Scrum
6 3 (11.54%) Test Automation
6 3 (11.54%) Pair Programming
7 2 (7.69%) Software Testing
7 2 (7.69%) Performance Testing
7 2 (7.69%) Integration Testing
7 2 (7.69%) V-Model
7 2 (7.69%) Test Strategy
7 2 (7.69%) ITIL
7 2 (7.69%) Test Planning
8 1 (3.85%) Mentoring
8 1 (3.85%) Coaching
8 1 (3.85%) User Stories
8 1 (3.85%) Change Management
8 1 (3.85%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 16 (61.54%) JavaScript
2 14 (53.85%) C#
3 8 (30.77%) SQL
4 5 (19.23%) T-SQL
5 3 (11.54%) Java
6 2 (7.69%) PHP
7 1 (3.85%) VB
7 1 (3.85%) Perl
7 1 (3.85%) PowerShell
7 1 (3.85%) VB6
Qualifications
1 5 (19.23%) ISEB
2 2 (7.69%) ISTQB
2 2 (7.69%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (3.85%) CISA
3 1 (3.85%) CISM
3 1 (3.85%) CCNP
3 1 (3.85%) CCNA
3 1 (3.85%) GSEC
3 1 (3.85%) MCSE
3 1 (3.85%) CISSP
3 1 (3.85%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (3.85%) RHCE
3 1 (3.85%) GPEN
3 1 (3.85%) OSCP
3 1 (3.85%) Degree
Systems Management
1 2 (7.69%) SCCM
Vendors
1 2 (7.69%) Microsoft
1 2 (7.69%) Twitter
2 1 (3.85%) McAfee
2 1 (3.85%) SAP
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