The table below looks at the statistics for .NET Framework skills in IT contracts advertised for the Lancashire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited .NET Framework over the 3 months to 29 April 2016 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft .NET Framework
Rank 46 38 48
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +10
Contract jobs citing .NET Framework 2 9 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 0.45% 2.15% 0.92%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.04% 10.47% 5.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 2
Average daily rate £650 £380 £324
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+71.05% +17.37%
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.25 £42.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-0.58% +21.42%
.NET Framework
North West

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 Lancashire region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Lancashire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
98 86 78
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 21.83% 20.57% 17.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 61 52
Average daily rate £350 £360 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% -4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £570 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 4 2
Average hourly rate £42.25 £46.05 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.24% +119.26%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £37.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-5.40% +5.71%

.NET Framework
Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

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

.NET Framework Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

.NET Framework
Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

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

.NET Framework Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

.NET Framework
Hourly Rate Trend in Lancashire

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

.NET Framework Hourly Rate Trend in Lancashire

.NET Framework
Contract Job Locations in Lancashire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing .NET Framework within the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 29 April 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Preston 0 1 - -
Blackpool -5 1 £650 -
.NET Framework
North West

.NET Framework
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Lancashire region citing .NET Framework 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 Framework.

1 10 (100.00%) .NET
2 8 (80.00%) Oracle
2 8 (80.00%) C#
2 8 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (70.00%) Team Foundation Server
4 6 (60.00%) Entity Framework
4 6 (60.00%) WPF
4 6 (60.00%) WinForms
4 6 (60.00%) ClearCase
4 6 (60.00%) SQL
4 6 (60.00%) XML
4 6 (60.00%) XSD
4 6 (60.00%) XSLT
5 5 (50.00%) Project Planning
5 5 (50.00%) TDD
5 5 (50.00%) Software Engineering
5 5 (50.00%) SOLID
6 4 (40.00%) Visual Studio
6 4 (40.00%) Windows
6 4 (40.00%) Rational Robot
7 3 (30.00%) VB
7 3 (30.00%) Node.js
7 3 (30.00%) Oracle Database
8 2 (20.00%) IaaS
8 2 (20.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 2 (20.00%) Opscode Chef
8 2 (20.00%) Apigee
8 2 (20.00%) Mashery
8 2 (20.00%) StatsD
8 2 (20.00%) Military

.NET Framework
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Lancashire region citing .NET Framework 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 Framework. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (30.00%) Node.js
Cloud Services
1 2 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (20.00%) Cloud Computing
1 2 (20.00%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (20.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (30.00%) Oracle Database
2 2 (20.00%) Apache Cassandra
2 2 (20.00%) Big Data
2 2 (20.00%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (20.00%) Hadoop
2 2 (20.00%) MongoDB
3 1 (10.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 7 (70.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (60.00%) ClearCase
3 4 (40.00%) Rational Robot
3 4 (40.00%) Visual Studio
4 1 (10.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (10.00%) Balsamiq Mockups
4 1 (10.00%) Bower
4 1 (10.00%) Git (software)
4 1 (10.00%) gulp
4 1 (10.00%) InstallShield
4 1 (10.00%) JIRA
4 1 (10.00%) NuGet
General
1 2 (20.00%) Avionics
1 2 (20.00%) Finance
1 2 (20.00%) Manufacturing
1 2 (20.00%) Military
Job Titles
1 8 (80.00%) Developer
2 6 (60.00%) Software Developer
3 2 (20.00%) .NET Developer
3 2 (20.00%) Architect
3 2 (20.00%) C# Developer
3 2 (20.00%) C# Software Developer
3 2 (20.00%) Oracle Developer
3 2 (20.00%) Technical Architect
4 1 (10.00%) ASP.NET Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Database Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 1 (10.00%) Oracle Database Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Senior Architect
4 1 (10.00%) Senior C# Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Senior Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Senior Oracle Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Senior Software Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Senior Technical Architect
4 1 (10.00%) VB.NET Developer
4 1 (10.00%) WinForms Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (100.00%) .NET
2 6 (60.00%) Entity Framework
2 6 (60.00%) WinForms
2 6 (60.00%) WPF
2 6 (60.00%) XML
2 6 (60.00%) XSD
2 6 (60.00%) XSLT
3 2 (20.00%) AngularJS
3 2 (20.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 1 (10.00%) ASP.NET
4 1 (10.00%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (10.00%) ASP.NET MVC 4
4 1 (10.00%) HTML
4 1 (10.00%) HTML5
4 1 (10.00%) jQuery
4 1 (10.00%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) Visualisation
2 1 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (10.00%) Social Media
2 1 (10.00%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 4 (40.00%) Windows
2 2 (20.00%) Linux
2 2 (20.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (50.00%) Project Planning
2 5 (50.00%) Software Engineering
2 5 (50.00%) SOLID
2 5 (50.00%) TDD
3 2 (20.00%) Machine Learning
3 2 (20.00%) Programme Management
3 2 (20.00%) Web Accessibility
4 1 (10.00%) B2B
4 1 (10.00%) Front End Development
4 1 (10.00%) Kanban
4 1 (10.00%) MVC
4 1 (10.00%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 8 (80.00%) C#
2 6 (60.00%) SQL
3 3 (30.00%) VB
4 2 (20.00%) Java
4 2 (20.00%) JavaScript
4 2 (20.00%) Python
4 2 (20.00%) R
5 1 (10.00%) VB.NET
5 1 (10.00%) VB6
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (10.00%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 2 (20.00%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (20.00%) StatsD
Vendors
1 8 (80.00%) Oracle
2 2 (20.00%) Apigee
2 2 (20.00%) Citrix
2 2 (20.00%) Mashery
2 2 (20.00%) Tableau
2 2 (20.00%) Teradata
3 1 (10.00%) DevExpress
3 1 (10.00%) Microsoft