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 23 January 2015 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
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft .NET (dotNet)
Rank 13 3 15
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +12
Contract jobs citing .NET 8 41 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 6.96% 20.60% 6.57%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 25.81% 57.75% 26.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 18 6
Average daily rate
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£331 £323 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.71% +7.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £222 £299
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £366 £306
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £38.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £32.75 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-0.76% -6.42%
.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
31 71 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 26.96% 35.68% 24.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 29 17
Average daily rate £350 £363 £285
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% +27.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £275 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £375 £313
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 6
Average hourly rate - £20.28 £38.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -46.63%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.25 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.30% -7.14%

.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 23 January 2015.

.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 23 January 2015, 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 14 (63.64%) HTML
2 12 (54.55%) JavaScript
2 12 (54.55%) C#
3 11 (50.00%) CSS
4 10 (45.45%) Agile Software Development
5 9 (40.91%) MVC
5 9 (40.91%) HTML5
6 8 (36.36%) .NET Framework
6 8 (36.36%) JSON
6 8 (36.36%) CSS3
6 8 (36.36%) ASP.NET
7 7 (31.82%) Java
7 7 (31.82%) XML
8 6 (27.27%) Visual Studio
8 6 (27.27%) Web Services
8 6 (27.27%) TDD
8 6 (27.27%) NHibernate
9 5 (22.73%) Ajax
9 5 (22.73%) SQL
9 5 (22.73%) Windows
9 5 (22.73%) Continuous Integration
10 4 (18.18%) Test Automation
10 4 (18.18%) REST
10 4 (18.18%) XSLT
10 4 (18.18%) T-SQL
10 4 (18.18%) J2EE
10 4 (18.18%) PHP
10 4 (18.18%) JUnit
10 4 (18.18%) JSP
11 3 (13.64%) Scrum

.NET
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, 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 (4.55%) Oracle 11i
1 1 (4.55%) Dynamics AX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (9.09%) SQLite
1 2 (9.09%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.55%) Oracle Database 10g
2 1 (4.55%) Oracle Database
2 1 (4.55%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 6 (27.27%) Visual Studio
2 4 (18.18%) JUnit
3 1 (4.55%) Eclipse
3 1 (4.55%) Xcode
3 1 (4.55%) Appcelerator Titanium
3 1 (4.55%) MSBuild
3 1 (4.55%) FxCop
3 1 (4.55%) ReSharper
3 1 (4.55%) SoapUI
3 1 (4.55%) T4 Templates
General
1 3 (13.64%) Finance
1 3 (13.64%) Manufacturing
2 1 (4.55%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 16 (72.73%) Developer
2 4 (18.18%) .NET Developer
3 3 (13.64%) Java Developer
3 3 (13.64%) Front-End Developer
4 1 (4.55%) Project Manager
4 1 (4.55%) Software Engineer
4 1 (4.55%) Oracle Developer
4 1 (4.55%) .NET Web Developer
4 1 (4.55%) Analyst
4 1 (4.55%) Test Analyst
4 1 (4.55%) Web Developer
4 1 (4.55%) Senior Developer
4 1 (4.55%) Programmer
4 1 (4.55%) JavaScript Developer
4 1 (4.55%) VB Programmer
4 1 (4.55%) Android Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (63.64%) HTML
2 11 (50.00%) CSS
3 9 (40.91%) HTML5
4 8 (36.36%) .NET Framework
4 8 (36.36%) JSON
4 8 (36.36%) CSS3
4 8 (36.36%) ASP.NET
5 7 (31.82%) XML
6 6 (27.27%) Web Services
6 6 (27.27%) NHibernate
7 5 (22.73%) Ajax
8 4 (18.18%) REST
8 4 (18.18%) XSLT
8 4 (18.18%) J2EE
8 4 (18.18%) JSP
9 3 (13.64%) LINQ
9 3 (13.64%) WCF
10 2 (9.09%) iOS SDK
10 2 (9.09%) WF
10 2 (9.09%) Worklight
Miscellaneous
1 2 (9.09%) Mobile App
1 2 (9.09%) Data Structures
1 2 (9.09%) Algorithms
2 1 (4.55%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 1 (4.55%) PDA
2 1 (4.55%) User Experience
2 1 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 5 (22.73%) Windows
2 2 (9.09%) Windows Phone
2 2 (9.09%) Android
2 2 (9.09%) Apple iOS
3 1 (4.55%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (45.45%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (40.91%) MVC
3 6 (27.27%) TDD
4 5 (22.73%) Continuous Integration
5 4 (18.18%) Test Automation
6 3 (13.64%) Scrum
6 3 (13.64%) Pair Programming
6 3 (13.64%) Responsive Web Design
6 3 (13.64%) Refactoring
6 3 (13.64%) User Stories
7 2 (9.09%) Unit Testing
7 2 (9.09%) Memory Management
7 2 (9.09%) Mentoring
7 2 (9.09%) Requirements Analysis
7 2 (9.09%) Workflow
7 2 (9.09%) Web Design
7 2 (9.09%) OO
7 2 (9.09%) OOD
8 1 (4.55%) SOA
8 1 (4.55%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 12 (54.55%) JavaScript
1 12 (54.55%) C#
2 7 (31.82%) Java
3 5 (22.73%) SQL
4 4 (18.18%) T-SQL
4 4 (18.18%) PHP
5 1 (4.55%) PL/SQL
5 1 (4.55%) VB
5 1 (4.55%) Objective-C
5 1 (4.55%) VB6
Qualifications
1 2 (9.09%) Degree
2 1 (4.55%) ISEB
2 1 (4.55%) ITIL Certification
Systems Management
1 1 (4.55%) SCCM
Vendors
1 2 (9.09%) Kony
2 1 (4.55%) JD Edwards
2 1 (4.55%) SAP
2 1 (4.55%) Oracle
2 1 (4.55%) Google
2 1 (4.55%) Appcelerator
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