The table below looks at the statistics for .NET skills in IT contracts advertised for the Halifax region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited .NET over the 3 months to 2 July 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
2 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft .NET (dotNet)
Rank 22 16 21
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +5
Contract jobs citing .NET 2 7 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Halifax 1.32% 4.67% 1.76%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 11.76% 33.33% 42.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 2
Average daily rate
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£250 £330 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-24.24% +20.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+0.74% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £32.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -5.88%
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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 Halifax region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Halifax
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
17 21 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Halifax 11.18% 14.00% 4.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 11 4
Average daily rate £300 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £310 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £450 £445
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £34.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+17.64% -2.85%

.NET
Jobs Demand Trend in Halifax

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

.NET Jobs Demand Trend in Halifax

.NET
Daily Rate Trend in Halifax

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

.NET Daily Rate Trend in Halifax

.NET
Hourly Rate Trend in Halifax

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

.NET Hourly Rate Trend in Halifax

.NET
Top 21 Related IT Skills in Halifax

For the 6 months to 2 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Halifax 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 6 (75.00%) C#
2 4 (50.00%) XML
3 3 (37.50%) Web Services
3 3 (37.50%) WCF
3 3 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (37.50%) Software Engineering
4 2 (25.00%) SDLC
4 2 (25.00%) SOAP
4 2 (25.00%) Finance
4 2 (25.00%) WinForms
5 1 (12.50%) ITIL
5 1 (12.50%) Windows
5 1 (12.50%) MS Excel
5 1 (12.50%) Microsoft
5 1 (12.50%) SQL
5 1 (12.50%) VB
5 1 (12.50%) Oracle
5 1 (12.50%) Visual Studio
5 1 (12.50%) ASP.NET
5 1 (12.50%) High Availability
5 1 (12.50%) Technical Architecture

.NET
Top Related IT Skills in Halifax by Category

For the 6 months to 2 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Halifax 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.

Applications
1 1 (12.50%) MS Excel
Development Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (25.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (62.50%) Developer
1 5 (62.50%) .NET Developer
2 2 (25.00%) Applications Support Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Support Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Applications Support
3 1 (12.50%) Technical Architect
3 1 (12.50%) Applications Architect
3 1 (12.50%) WinForms Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (50.00%) XML
2 3 (37.50%) Web Services
2 3 (37.50%) WCF
3 2 (25.00%) WinForms
3 2 (25.00%) SOAP
4 1 (12.50%) ASP.NET
Operating Systems
1 1 (12.50%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (37.50%) Software Engineering
2 2 (25.00%) SDLC
3 1 (12.50%) ITIL
3 1 (12.50%) Technical Architecture
3 1 (12.50%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 6 (75.00%) C#
2 1 (12.50%) SQL
2 1 (12.50%) VB
Vendors
1 1 (12.50%) Oracle
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft