The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 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 Halifax 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft .NET (dotNet)
Rank 19 11 17
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +6
Contract jobs citing .NET 8 14 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Halifax 4.37% 11.97% 6.67%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 34.78% 60.87% 65.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 13 7
Average daily rate £350 £313 £190
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.00% +64.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £300 £159
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £388 £275
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £15.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £29.16
% change year-on-year
- +20.02%
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Halifax
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
23 23 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Halifax 12.57% 19.66% 10.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 17 16
Average daily rate £425 £313 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+36.00% +13.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £253
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £340 £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £333 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.46% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £13.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
- +12.90%
.NET
West Yorkshire

.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
Daily Rate Histogram in Halifax

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing .NET across the Halifax region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

.NET Daily Rate Histogram 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 30 Related IT Skills in Halifax

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 8 (61.54%) Finance
2 7 (53.85%) C#
2 7 (53.85%) ASP.NET
3 6 (46.15%) SOA
3 6 (46.15%) UML
4 5 (38.46%) Web Services
4 5 (38.46%) Java
5 4 (30.77%) SQL Server
5 4 (30.77%) XML
5 4 (30.77%) XSD
5 4 (30.77%) XSLT
5 4 (30.77%) Project Management
6 3 (23.08%) Incident Management
6 3 (23.08%) Use Case
6 3 (23.08%) Release Management
6 3 (23.08%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (23.08%) MVC
6 3 (23.08%) Risk Management
6 3 (23.08%) Performance Monitoring
6 3 (23.08%) Service Management
6 3 (23.08%) Service Delivery
6 3 (23.08%) Change Management
6 3 (23.08%) SLA
6 3 (23.08%) ITIL
6 3 (23.08%) PRINCE2
6 3 (23.08%) MS Excel
6 3 (23.08%) SharePoint
6 3 (23.08%) MS Visio
6 3 (23.08%) J2EE
6 3 (23.08%) Oracle

.NET
Top Related IT Skills in Halifax by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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.

Application Platforms
1 3 (23.08%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (23.08%) MS Excel
1 3 (23.08%) MS Visio
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (30.77%) SQL Server
2 1 (7.69%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (7.69%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (7.69%) Relational Database
2 1 (7.69%) RDBMS
2 1 (7.69%) DB2
Development Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (7.69%) Visual Studio
General
1 8 (61.54%) Finance
2 1 (7.69%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 4 (30.77%) Developer
1 4 (30.77%) Contracts Manager
2 3 (23.08%) Architect
3 2 (15.38%) Software Developer
3 2 (15.38%) Operations Manager
3 2 (15.38%) Junior
3 2 (15.38%) Designer
3 2 (15.38%) Junior Architect
3 2 (15.38%) Delivery Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Software Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Agile Project Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Software Project Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Services Delivery Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Service Manager
4 1 (7.69%) .NET Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Project Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Solutions Architect
4 1 (7.69%) Delivery Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (53.85%) ASP.NET
2 5 (38.46%) Web Services
3 4 (30.77%) XML
3 4 (30.77%) XSD
3 4 (30.77%) XSLT
4 3 (23.08%) J2EE
4 3 (23.08%) HTML
5 2 (15.38%) CSS
5 2 (15.38%) ASP.NET MVC 2
5 2 (15.38%) Java EE
6 1 (7.69%) WCF
6 1 (7.69%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 2 (15.38%) Enterprise Software
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (46.15%) SOA
1 6 (46.15%) UML
2 4 (30.77%) Project Management
3 3 (23.08%) Incident Management
3 3 (23.08%) Use Case
3 3 (23.08%) Release Management
3 3 (23.08%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (23.08%) MVC
3 3 (23.08%) Risk Management
3 3 (23.08%) Performance Monitoring
3 3 (23.08%) Service Management
3 3 (23.08%) Service Delivery
3 3 (23.08%) Change Management
3 3 (23.08%) ITIL
3 3 (23.08%) PRINCE2
4 1 (7.69%) Unit Testing
4 1 (7.69%) Change Control
4 1 (7.69%) Waterfall
4 1 (7.69%) B2B
4 1 (7.69%) PRINCE
Programming Languages
1 7 (53.85%) C#
2 5 (38.46%) Java
3 2 (15.38%) JavaScript
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (23.08%) SLA
Vendors
1 3 (23.08%) Oracle