The table below looks at the statistics for .NET 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 over the 3 months to 2 October 2014 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 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft .NET (dotNet)
Rank 22 10 14
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +4
Contract jobs citing .NET 30 22 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 6.83% 9.61% 9.39%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 31.58% 32.35% 30.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 18 25
Average daily rate
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£384 £305 £290
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.81% +5.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £269 £224 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £521 £393 £365
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
.NET
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
95 68 121
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 21.64% 29.69% 30.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 32 69
Average daily rate £350 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £235 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £325 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 2
Average hourly rate £33.34 £33.75 £12.23
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.21% +175.96%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%

.NET
Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

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

.NET Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

.NET
Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

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

.NET Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

.NET
Daily Rate Histogram in Lancashire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing .NET across the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 2 October 2014.

.NET Daily Rate Histogram in Lancashire

.NET
Hourly Rate Trend in Lancashire

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

.NET Hourly Rate Trend in Lancashire

.NET
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 within the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 2 October 2014. 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
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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 -4 13 £503 +67.50% 7
Blackpool -10 4 £389 +72.77% 3
Lancaster - 3 £400 - 4
Blackburn +2 2 - - 3
Lytham St Annes -9 2 £315 +5.00% 1
Morecambe - - - -
Ormskirk - - - -
Accrington - - - - 1
Burnley - - - -
Chorley - - - - 3
Skelmersdale - - - - 1
.NET
North West

.NET
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 2 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Lancashire 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 35 (62.50%) C#
2 30 (53.57%) Agile Software Development
3 26 (46.43%) SQL Server
4 18 (32.14%) WPF
5 17 (30.36%) JavaScript
5 17 (30.36%) SQL
5 17 (30.36%) ASP.NET
6 16 (28.57%) Microsoft
7 15 (26.79%) Unit Testing
8 14 (25.00%) Scrum
9 13 (23.21%) TDD
9 13 (23.21%) Sybase
9 13 (23.21%) VB
9 13 (23.21%) VB.NET
9 13 (23.21%) jQuery
10 12 (21.43%) CSS
11 11 (19.64%) Team Foundation Server
12 10 (17.86%) MVVM
12 10 (17.86%) IIS
12 10 (17.86%) MVC
13 9 (16.07%) J2EE
13 9 (16.07%) HTML
13 9 (16.07%) Java
13 9 (16.07%) Tomcat
13 9 (16.07%) WebSphere
14 8 (14.29%) Finance
14 8 (14.29%) Hibernate
15 7 (12.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 6 (10.71%) Configuration Management
16 6 (10.71%) Windows

.NET
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 2 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Lancashire 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 10 (17.86%) IIS
2 9 (16.07%) Tomcat
2 9 (16.07%) WebSphere
3 6 (10.71%) Apache
3 6 (10.71%) Jetty
3 6 (10.71%) nginx
4 4 (7.14%) CMS
5 3 (5.36%) Adobe CQ
5 3 (5.36%) Escenic
5 3 (5.36%) MQSeries
5 3 (5.36%) WebLogic
6 1 (1.79%) Node.js
6 1 (1.79%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (1.79%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (8.93%) MS Excel
2 2 (3.57%) MS Office
3 1 (1.79%) Fireworks
3 1 (1.79%) MS Project
3 1 (1.79%) Photoshop
3 1 (1.79%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 1 (1.79%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.36%) Amazon EC2
1 3 (5.36%) Google App Engine
1 3 (5.36%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (1.79%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (10.71%) SSL
1 6 (10.71%) HTTP
1 6 (10.71%) TCP/IP
2 3 (5.36%) DHCP
2 3 (5.36%) FTP
2 3 (5.36%) DNS
2 3 (5.36%) IPsec
3 2 (3.57%) Intranet
4 1 (1.79%) LDAP
4 1 (1.79%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (46.43%) SQL Server
2 7 (12.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 6 (10.71%) Crystal Reports
3 6 (10.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 6 (10.71%) SQL Server 2008
4 5 (8.93%) SQL Server 2005
5 4 (7.14%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 3 (5.36%) Big Data
6 3 (5.36%) Hadoop
6 3 (5.36%) MySQL
7 2 (3.57%) Data Mart
7 2 (3.57%) OLAP
7 2 (3.57%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (3.57%) Oracle OLAP
8 1 (1.79%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 11 (19.64%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (10.71%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.79%) MorphX
3 1 (1.79%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (1.79%) Visual Studio
General
1 8 (14.29%) Finance
2 3 (5.36%) Marketing
3 1 (1.79%) Financial Institution
3 1 (1.79%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.79%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.79%) Retail
Job Titles
1 40 (71.43%) Developer
2 21 (37.50%) .NET Developer
3 10 (17.86%) Software Developer
4 7 (12.50%) C# Developer
4 7 (12.50%) SQL Developer
5 5 (8.93%) C# .NET Developer
5 5 (8.93%) Analyst
6 4 (7.14%) VB6 Developer
6 4 (7.14%) VB.NET Developer
6 4 (7.14%) VB Developer
6 4 (7.14%) C# Software Developer
6 4 (7.14%) WPF Developer
6 4 (7.14%) .NET Software Developer
7 3 (5.36%) Senior Java Programmer
7 3 (5.36%) Project Manager
7 3 (5.36%) DBA
7 3 (5.36%) Senior Developer
7 3 (5.36%) Programmer
7 3 (5.36%) Java Developer
7 3 (5.36%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (32.14%) WPF
2 17 (30.36%) ASP.NET
3 13 (23.21%) jQuery
4 12 (21.43%) CSS
5 9 (16.07%) J2EE
5 9 (16.07%) HTML
6 8 (14.29%) Hibernate
7 6 (10.71%) Servlets
7 6 (10.71%) XML
7 6 (10.71%) ASP.NET MVC
7 6 (10.71%) HTML5
8 5 (8.93%) CSS3
8 5 (8.93%) .NET Framework
9 4 (7.14%) WinForms
9 4 (7.14%) Classic ASP
9 4 (7.14%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
10 3 (5.36%) Ajax
10 3 (5.36%) Ruby on Rails
10 3 (5.36%) Java RMI
10 3 (5.36%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 5 (8.93%) Inversion of Control
2 3 (5.36%) Open Source
3 2 (3.57%) NHS
4 1 (1.79%) Social Media
4 1 (1.79%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.79%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 6 (10.71%) Windows
1 6 (10.71%) Linux
2 1 (1.79%) Android
2 1 (1.79%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (53.57%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (26.79%) Unit Testing
3 14 (25.00%) Scrum
4 13 (23.21%) TDD
5 10 (17.86%) MVVM
5 10 (17.86%) MVC
6 6 (10.71%) Configuration Management
6 6 (10.71%) Continuous Integration
7 5 (8.93%) Waterfall
7 5 (8.93%) Automated Testing
8 4 (7.14%) Software Engineering
8 4 (7.14%) OOD
9 3 (5.36%) BDD
9 3 (5.36%) Business Analysis
9 3 (5.36%) Performance Tuning
9 3 (5.36%) Mentoring
9 3 (5.36%) Business Intelligence
9 3 (5.36%) CRM
9 3 (5.36%) RUP
9 3 (5.36%) UML
Programming Languages
1 35 (62.50%) C#
2 17 (30.36%) JavaScript
2 17 (30.36%) SQL
3 13 (23.21%) VB
3 13 (23.21%) VB.NET
4 9 (16.07%) Java
5 6 (10.71%) T-SQL
6 4 (7.14%) VB6
6 4 (7.14%) XAML
7 3 (5.36%) Scala
7 3 (5.36%) VBScript
7 3 (5.36%) PL/SQL
8 2 (3.57%) C
9 1 (1.79%) X++
9 1 (1.79%) C++
Qualifications
1 4 (7.14%) Degree
2 2 (3.57%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.79%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 1 (1.79%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.79%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (1.79%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.36%) QA
System Software
1 3 (5.36%) Xen
1 3 (5.36%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.79%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (5.36%) Puppet
2 1 (1.79%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 16 (28.57%) Microsoft
2 13 (23.21%) Sybase
3 6 (10.71%) Oracle
4 3 (5.36%) Google
4 3 (5.36%) JBoss
4 3 (5.36%) VMware
5 1 (1.79%) Planview
5 1 (1.79%) Adobe
5 1 (1.79%) HP
5 1 (1.79%) Dell
5 1 (1.79%) webMethods
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