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 4 March 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
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft .NET (dotNet)
Rank 16 17 11
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -6
Contract jobs citing .NET 10 6 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Halifax 6.25% 4.29% 12.95%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 66.67% 42.86% 58.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 3 16
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £300 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £351 £320 £388
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £34.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-4.41% -2.85%
.NET
West Yorkshire

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
15 14 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Halifax 9.38% 10.00% 22.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 8 22
Average daily rate £350 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £395 £313
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £40.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £33.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.57% -5.71%

.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 30 Related IT Skills in Halifax

For the 6 months to 4 March 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 10 (83.33%) C#
2 9 (75.00%) Web Services
2 9 (75.00%) XML
3 6 (50.00%) WCF
3 6 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (50.00%) Software Engineering
3 6 (50.00%) SOAP
4 5 (41.67%) Finance
5 3 (25.00%) Visual Studio
6 2 (16.67%) SQL
6 2 (16.67%) VB.NET
7 1 (8.33%) VBA
7 1 (8.33%) SQL Server
7 1 (8.33%) ASP.NET
7 1 (8.33%) CSS
7 1 (8.33%) HTML
7 1 (8.33%) Perl
7 1 (8.33%) XHTML
7 1 (8.33%) MS Excel
7 1 (8.33%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (8.33%) OLTP
7 1 (8.33%) Microsoft
7 1 (8.33%) Legal
7 1 (8.33%) Web Design
7 1 (8.33%) Back Office
7 1 (8.33%) Workflow
7 1 (8.33%) jQuery
7 1 (8.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (8.33%) Financial Modelling
7 1 (8.33%) R

.NET
Top Related IT Skills in Halifax by Category

For the 6 months to 4 March 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 (8.33%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (8.33%) SQL Server
1 1 (8.33%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (8.33%) OLTP
1 1 (8.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 1 (8.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 3 (25.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 5 (41.67%) Finance
2 1 (8.33%) Legal
2 1 (8.33%) Back Office
2 1 (8.33%) Banking
Job Titles
1 10 (83.33%) Developer
1 10 (83.33%) .NET Developer
2 1 (8.33%) Project Manager
2 1 (8.33%) Business Analyst
2 1 (8.33%) Data Analyst
2 1 (8.33%) Analyst
2 1 (8.33%) C# ASP.NET Developer
2 1 (8.33%) Business Data Analyst
2 1 (8.33%) C# .NET Developer
2 1 (8.33%) C# Developer
2 1 (8.33%) ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (75.00%) Web Services
1 9 (75.00%) XML
2 6 (50.00%) WCF
2 6 (50.00%) SOAP
3 1 (8.33%) ASP.NET
3 1 (8.33%) CSS
3 1 (8.33%) HTML
3 1 (8.33%) XHTML
3 1 (8.33%) jQuery
3 1 (8.33%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 1 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (50.00%) Software Engineering
2 1 (8.33%) Web Design
2 1 (8.33%) Workflow
2 1 (8.33%) Financial Modelling
2 1 (8.33%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (8.33%) Analytics
2 1 (8.33%) Business Analysis
2 1 (8.33%) Workflow Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (83.33%) C#
2 2 (16.67%) SQL
2 2 (16.67%) VB.NET
3 1 (8.33%) VBA
3 1 (8.33%) Perl
3 1 (8.33%) R
Vendors
1 1 (8.33%) Microsoft
1 1 (8.33%) Tableau