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 18 September 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft .NET (dotNet)
Rank 25 7 14
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +7
Contract jobs citing .NET 28 30 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 6.57% 11.28% 9.61%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 30.77% 33.71% 30.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 22 24
Average daily rate
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£400 £311 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.51% +13.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £230 £256
10% offered a daily rate of more than £523 £325 £368
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £33.75 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -0.73%
.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
91 89 129
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 21.36% 33.46% 31.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 40 79
Average daily rate £340 £300 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -15.49%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £235 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £325 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 0
Average hourly rate £33.34 £37.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.09% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +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 18 September 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 18 September 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 -5 14 £503 +67.50% 6
Lancaster - 3 £400 - 5
Blackpool -11 2 £513 +127.77% 2
Lytham St Annes - 2 £315 - 1
Blackburn 0 1 - - 4
Morecambe - - - -
Newton-le-Willows - - - -
Ormskirk - - - -
Burnley - - - -
Chorley - - - - 3
Skelmersdale - - - - 1
.NET
North West

.NET
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 37 (61.67%) C#
2 32 (53.33%) Agile Software Development
3 26 (43.33%) SQL Server
4 19 (31.67%) WPF
5 18 (30.00%) Unit Testing
5 18 (30.00%) TDD
6 17 (28.33%) SQL
7 16 (26.67%) JavaScript
7 16 (26.67%) VB.NET
7 16 (26.67%) Scrum
7 16 (26.67%) Microsoft
8 15 (25.00%) Sybase
9 14 (23.33%) ASP.NET
9 14 (23.33%) CSS
10 13 (21.67%) Team Foundation Server
11 12 (20.00%) jQuery
11 12 (20.00%) VB
11 12 (20.00%) Finance
12 11 (18.33%) J2EE
12 11 (18.33%) HTML
12 11 (18.33%) Java
12 11 (18.33%) Tomcat
12 11 (18.33%) WebSphere
12 11 (18.33%) MVVM
13 10 (16.67%) IIS
13 10 (16.67%) Hibernate
14 8 (13.33%) MVC
14 8 (13.33%) Oracle
14 8 (13.33%) HTML5
15 7 (11.67%) Inversion of Control

.NET
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 11 (18.33%) Tomcat
1 11 (18.33%) WebSphere
2 10 (16.67%) IIS
3 6 (10.00%) Apache
3 6 (10.00%) Jetty
3 6 (10.00%) nginx
3 6 (10.00%) CMS
4 5 (8.33%) Adobe CQ
4 5 (8.33%) Escenic
4 5 (8.33%) WebLogic
4 5 (8.33%) MQSeries
5 2 (3.33%) SharePoint
5 2 (3.33%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (1.67%) MS Exchange
6 1 (1.67%) Node.js
6 1 (1.67%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 5 (8.33%) MS Excel
2 3 (5.00%) MS Project
2 3 (5.00%) MS Office
3 1 (1.67%) Fireworks
3 1 (1.67%) InDesign
3 1 (1.67%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (3.33%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.00%) Cloud Computing
1 3 (5.00%) Amazon EC2
1 3 (5.00%) Google App Engine
2 1 (1.67%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (10.00%) HTTP
1 6 (10.00%) TCP/IP
1 6 (10.00%) SSL
2 3 (5.00%) DNS
2 3 (5.00%) DHCP
2 3 (5.00%) FTP
2 3 (5.00%) IPsec
3 2 (3.33%) Intranet
3 2 (3.33%) Firewall
4 1 (1.67%) Wireless
4 1 (1.67%) IP Telephony
4 1 (1.67%) LDAP
4 1 (1.67%) LAN
4 1 (1.67%) WLAN
4 1 (1.67%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (43.33%) SQL Server
2 7 (11.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 6 (10.00%) Crystal Reports
3 6 (10.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 5 (8.33%) SQL Server 2008
4 5 (8.33%) Hadoop
4 5 (8.33%) Big Data
4 5 (8.33%) MySQL
4 5 (8.33%) SQL Server 2005
5 4 (6.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (3.33%) Oracle OLAP
6 2 (3.33%) Data Mart
6 2 (3.33%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (3.33%) OLAP
7 1 (1.67%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 13 (21.67%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (10.00%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.67%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (1.67%) Visual Studio
3 1 (1.67%) MorphX
General
1 12 (20.00%) Finance
2 3 (5.00%) Marketing
3 1 (1.67%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.67%) Retail
3 1 (1.67%) Financial Institution
3 1 (1.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 41 (68.33%) Developer
2 21 (35.00%) .NET Developer
3 9 (15.00%) Software Developer
4 7 (11.67%) Analyst
4 7 (11.67%) C# Developer
5 6 (10.00%) SQL Developer
6 5 (8.33%) Java Programmer
6 5 (8.33%) Senior Java Developer
6 5 (8.33%) Developer Analyst
6 5 (8.33%) Senior Analyst
6 5 (8.33%) Java Developer
6 5 (8.33%) Senior Developer
6 5 (8.33%) Programmer
6 5 (8.33%) Senior Programmer
6 5 (8.33%) Senior Java Programmer
6 5 (8.33%) C# .NET Developer
6 5 (8.33%) WPF Developer
7 4 (6.67%) .NET Software Developer
7 4 (6.67%) VB.NET Developer
7 4 (6.67%) VB Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (31.67%) WPF
2 14 (23.33%) ASP.NET
2 14 (23.33%) CSS
3 12 (20.00%) jQuery
4 11 (18.33%) HTML
4 11 (18.33%) J2EE
5 10 (16.67%) Hibernate
6 8 (13.33%) HTML5
7 7 (11.67%) CSS3
7 7 (11.67%) XML
8 6 (10.00%) Servlets
9 5 (8.33%) Struts
9 5 (8.33%) EJB
9 5 (8.33%) WinForms
9 5 (8.33%) Spring
9 5 (8.33%) JSF
9 5 (8.33%) Ajax
9 5 (8.33%) Ruby on Rails
9 5 (8.33%) Java RMI
9 5 (8.33%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 7 (11.67%) Inversion of Control
2 3 (5.00%) Open Source
3 2 (3.33%) N-Tier
4 1 (1.67%) NHS
4 1 (1.67%) Thin Client
4 1 (1.67%) Fat Client
4 1 (1.67%) Social Media
4 1 (1.67%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.67%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 7 (11.67%) Windows
2 6 (10.00%) Linux
3 2 (3.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (1.67%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (1.67%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (53.33%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (30.00%) TDD
2 18 (30.00%) Unit Testing
3 16 (26.67%) Scrum
4 11 (18.33%) MVVM
5 8 (13.33%) MVC
6 6 (10.00%) Configuration Management
6 6 (10.00%) OOD
6 6 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
7 5 (8.33%) Waterfall
7 5 (8.33%) BDD
7 5 (8.33%) Mentoring
7 5 (8.33%) UML
7 5 (8.33%) OOP
7 5 (8.33%) OOA/OOD
7 5 (8.33%) RUP
7 5 (8.33%) Automated Testing
8 4 (6.67%) PRINCE2
9 3 (5.00%) Business Intelligence
9 3 (5.00%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 37 (61.67%) C#
2 17 (28.33%) SQL
3 16 (26.67%) JavaScript
3 16 (26.67%) VB.NET
4 12 (20.00%) VB
5 11 (18.33%) Java
6 7 (11.67%) T-SQL
7 5 (8.33%) Scala
8 4 (6.67%) VB6
8 4 (6.67%) PL/SQL
9 3 (5.00%) VBScript
10 2 (3.33%) C
10 2 (3.33%) XAML
11 1 (1.67%) X++
11 1 (1.67%) PowerShell
11 1 (1.67%) C++
Qualifications
1 3 (5.00%) Degree
2 2 (3.33%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 2 (3.33%) Security Cleared
2 2 (3.33%) MCSE
2 2 (3.33%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (1.67%) PMP
3 1 (1.67%) PMI Certification
3 1 (1.67%) CCNA
3 1 (1.67%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (1.67%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (8.33%) QA
System Software
1 4 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (5.00%) Xen
3 2 (3.33%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (5.00%) Puppet
2 2 (3.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 16 (26.67%) Microsoft
2 15 (25.00%) Sybase
3 8 (13.33%) Oracle
4 5 (8.33%) JBoss
5 4 (6.67%) VMware
6 3 (5.00%) Google
7 2 (3.33%) Planview
7 2 (3.33%) HP
8 1 (1.67%) Dell
8 1 (1.67%) Citrix
8 1 (1.67%) webMethods
8 1 (1.67%) Cisco
8 1 (1.67%) Adobe
8 1 (1.67%) Telerik
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