The first table below looks at the demand 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 31 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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft .NET (dotNet)
Rank 12 22 14
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -8
Contract jobs citing .NET 11 8 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 8.27% 5.06% 6.15%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 25.00% 22.22% 40.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 2 3
Average daily rate
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£300 £300 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -36.84%
UK excluding London average daily rate £336 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.46% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 2
Average hourly rate £31.56 - £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +12.90%
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Chester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
44 36 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 33.08% 22.78% 15.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 11 13
Average daily rate £320 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £145 £300 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £375 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 2
Average hourly rate £30.00 - £39.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +7.69%
.NET
Cheshire

.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
Daily Rate Histogram in Chester

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing .NET across the Chester region over the 3 months to 31 July 2014.

.NET Daily Rate Histogram 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 31 July 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 34 (75.56%) C#
2 32 (71.11%) JavaScript
3 31 (68.89%) HTML
4 27 (60.00%) CSS
5 22 (48.89%) SQL
6 19 (42.22%) ASP.NET
6 19 (42.22%) MVC
7 18 (40.00%) TDD
8 17 (37.78%) Agile Software Development
9 16 (35.56%) Pair Programming
10 14 (31.11%) HTML5
11 11 (24.44%) T-SQL
12 10 (22.22%) Web Services
12 10 (22.22%) Scrum
12 10 (22.22%) Web Development
13 9 (20.00%) SQL Server
14 8 (17.78%) XML
14 8 (17.78%) Ajax
14 8 (17.78%) CSS3
15 7 (15.56%) JSON
15 7 (15.56%) jQuery
16 6 (13.33%) Linux
16 6 (13.33%) Visual Studio
16 6 (13.33%) Microsoft
17 5 (11.11%) ISEB
17 5 (11.11%) Windows
17 5 (11.11%) Oracle
17 5 (11.11%) LINQ
17 5 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
17 5 (11.11%) Refactoring

.NET
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 4 (8.89%) SharePoint
2 2 (4.44%) SharePoint Server
2 2 (4.44%) Node.js
3 1 (2.22%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (2.22%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 3 (6.67%) MS Excel
2 2 (4.44%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 2 (4.44%) Oracle 11i
2 1 (2.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.22%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.44%) HTTP
2 1 (2.22%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (6.67%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (6.67%) MySQL
3 2 (4.44%) Oracle Database
3 2 (4.44%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (2.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (2.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (2.22%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (2.22%) NoSQL
4 1 (2.22%) OLAP
4 1 (2.22%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 6 (13.33%) Visual Studio
2 3 (6.67%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (2.22%) OpenSTA
3 1 (2.22%) LoadUI
3 1 (2.22%) LoadRunner
3 1 (2.22%) JMeter
General
1 2 (4.44%) Finance
1 2 (4.44%) Local Government
2 1 (2.22%) Marketing
2 1 (2.22%) Manufacturing
2 1 (2.22%) Electronics
2 1 (2.22%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 35 (77.78%) Developer
2 20 (44.44%) .NET Developer
3 12 (26.67%) Web Developer
4 6 (13.33%) Analyst
4 6 (13.33%) C# Developer
5 5 (11.11%) Test Analyst
5 5 (11.11%) ASP.NET Developer
6 4 (8.89%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 4 (8.89%) C# .NET Developer
7 3 (6.67%) SharePoint Developer
7 3 (6.67%) .NET Web Developer
7 3 (6.67%) Software Tester
7 3 (6.67%) Tester
8 2 (4.44%) Junior
8 2 (4.44%) Oracle Developer
8 2 (4.44%) Applications Developer
8 2 (4.44%) C# Web Developer
8 2 (4.44%) Web Applications Developer
8 2 (4.44%) Junior Tester
8 2 (4.44%) Junior Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (68.89%) HTML
2 27 (60.00%) CSS
3 19 (42.22%) ASP.NET
4 14 (31.11%) HTML5
5 10 (22.22%) Web Services
6 8 (17.78%) XML
6 8 (17.78%) Ajax
6 8 (17.78%) CSS3
7 7 (15.56%) JSON
7 7 (15.56%) jQuery
8 5 (11.11%) ASP.NET MVC
8 5 (11.11%) LINQ
8 5 (11.11%) NHibernate
9 4 (8.89%) .NET Framework
9 4 (8.89%) SOAP
9 4 (8.89%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 3 (6.67%) AngularJS
11 2 (4.44%) ASP.NET Web Forms
11 2 (4.44%) ASP.NET Web API
11 2 (4.44%) ASP.NET MVC 3
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.67%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (4.44%) Taxonomies
3 1 (2.22%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.22%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 6 (13.33%) Linux
2 5 (11.11%) Windows
3 4 (8.89%) UNIX
4 2 (4.44%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (42.22%) MVC
2 18 (40.00%) TDD
3 17 (37.78%) Agile Software Development
4 16 (35.56%) Pair Programming
5 10 (22.22%) Scrum
5 10 (22.22%) Web Development
6 5 (11.11%) Refactoring
6 5 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
6 5 (11.11%) User Stories
7 4 (8.89%) Manual Testing
8 3 (6.67%) Test Scripting
8 3 (6.67%) Test Automation
8 3 (6.67%) Unit Testing
8 3 (6.67%) Requirements Management
8 3 (6.67%) Business Analysis
8 3 (6.67%) E-Commerce
9 2 (4.44%) Workflow
9 2 (4.44%) Migration
9 2 (4.44%) ITIL
9 2 (4.44%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 34 (75.56%) C#
2 32 (71.11%) JavaScript
3 22 (48.89%) SQL
4 11 (24.44%) T-SQL
5 4 (8.89%) Java
6 3 (6.67%) C
6 3 (6.67%) C++
6 3 (6.67%) VBScript
6 3 (6.67%) VB
6 3 (6.67%) VB.NET
6 3 (6.67%) Shell Script
6 3 (6.67%) PowerShell
7 2 (4.44%) PL/SQL
8 1 (2.22%) Perl
Qualifications
1 5 (11.11%) ISEB
2 2 (4.44%) ITIL Certification
2 2 (4.44%) ISTQB
3 1 (2.22%) Degree
3 1 (2.22%) GPEN
3 1 (2.22%) OSCP
3 1 (2.22%) MCSE
3 1 (2.22%) CCNP
3 1 (2.22%) CCNA
3 1 (2.22%) CISA
3 1 (2.22%) CISM
3 1 (2.22%) GSEC
3 1 (2.22%) CISSP
3 1 (2.22%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (2.22%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (2.22%) RHCE
Systems Management
1 2 (4.44%) SCCM
Vendors
1 6 (13.33%) Microsoft
2 5 (11.11%) Oracle
3 3 (6.67%) Twitter
4 2 (4.44%) Kofax
5 1 (2.22%) SAP
5 1 (2.22%) McAfee
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