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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft .NET (dotNet)
Rank 23 6 7
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +1
Contract jobs citing .NET 25 22 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 5.49% 12.79% 12.13%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 22.94% 51.16% 44.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 8 26
Average daily rate
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£263 £295 £314
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.09% -5.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £268 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £343 £318 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £20.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.50 £33.50
% change year-on-year
-7.69% -2.98%
.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
109 43 93
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 23.96% 25.00% 27.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 20 59
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 £200 £220 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £458 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 1
Average hourly rate £37.00 £20.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+85.00% -11.11%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -2.94%

.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 24 December 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 24 December 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 +3 13 £200 - 3
Blackpool -15 3 £301 +9.54% 1
Blackburn 0 2 £294 -1.34% 4
Lancaster - 1 - -
Lytham St Annes - - - - 2
Morecambe - - - -
Rossendale - - - -
Skelmersdale - - - -
Accrington - - - - 1
Chorley - - - - 7
.NET
North West

.NET
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 36 (67.92%) C#
2 31 (58.49%) SQL Server
3 24 (45.28%) SQL
4 23 (43.40%) JavaScript
4 23 (43.40%) ASP.NET
5 21 (39.62%) MVC
6 20 (37.74%) Microsoft
7 19 (35.85%) Agile Software Development
8 16 (30.19%) HTML
9 14 (26.42%) CSS
10 13 (24.53%) Oracle
11 12 (22.64%) IIS
11 12 (22.64%) Classic ASP
11 12 (22.64%) PL/SQL
11 12 (22.64%) HTML5
12 11 (20.75%) jQuery
12 11 (20.75%) VB
12 11 (20.75%) Telecoms
13 9 (16.98%) Scrum
13 9 (16.98%) WPF
13 9 (16.98%) Java
13 9 (16.98%) Visual Studio
13 9 (16.98%) Unit Testing
13 9 (16.98%) CSS3
14 8 (15.09%) PhoneGap
14 8 (15.09%) Oracle Database
14 8 (15.09%) Umbraco
14 8 (15.09%) Oracle Database 11g
14 8 (15.09%) MS Excel
14 8 (15.09%) Configuration Management

.NET
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 12 (22.64%) IIS
2 8 (15.09%) Umbraco
3 7 (13.21%) nginx
3 7 (13.21%) Apache
3 7 (13.21%) Tomcat
3 7 (13.21%) WebSphere
3 7 (13.21%) Jetty
4 3 (5.66%) CMS
5 2 (3.77%) SharePoint
6 1 (1.89%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (1.89%) MQSeries
6 1 (1.89%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (1.89%) Kentico
Applications
1 8 (15.09%) MS Excel
2 2 (3.77%) MS Office
3 1 (1.89%) Photoshop
3 1 (1.89%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 1 (1.89%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 4 (7.55%) Cloud Computing
1 4 (7.55%) Amazon EC2
1 4 (7.55%) Google App Engine
1 4 (7.55%) Google Cloud Platform
2 2 (3.77%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.89%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (13.21%) HTTP
1 7 (13.21%) TCP/IP
1 7 (13.21%) SSL
2 4 (7.55%) IPsec
2 4 (7.55%) DNS
2 4 (7.55%) DHCP
2 4 (7.55%) FTP
3 2 (3.77%) Intranet
4 1 (1.89%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (58.49%) SQL Server
2 8 (15.09%) Oracle Database 11g
2 8 (15.09%) Oracle Database
3 7 (13.21%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (13.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 7 (13.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 5 (9.43%) SQL Server 2005
5 4 (7.55%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 3 (5.66%) Crystal Reports
7 2 (3.77%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (3.77%) OLAP
7 2 (3.77%) Data Mart
7 2 (3.77%) Oracle OLAP
7 2 (3.77%) OLAP Cube
8 1 (1.89%) MongoDB
8 1 (1.89%) Relational Database
8 1 (1.89%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 9 (16.98%) Visual Studio
2 7 (13.21%) Jenkins
3 2 (3.77%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (1.89%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 1 (1.89%) Subversion
4 1 (1.89%) MorphX
General
1 11 (20.75%) Telecoms
2 5 (9.43%) Finance
3 3 (5.66%) Retail
3 3 (5.66%) Marketing
4 1 (1.89%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.89%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 29 (54.72%) Developer
2 13 (24.53%) .NET Developer
3 8 (15.09%) Software Developer
4 7 (13.21%) C# Developer
5 5 (9.43%) C# .NET Developer
6 4 (7.55%) ASP.NET Developer
6 4 (7.55%) SQL Developer
7 3 (5.66%) SQL DBA
7 3 (5.66%) DBA
7 3 (5.66%) Analyst
8 2 (3.77%) Applications Developer
8 2 (3.77%) .NET Software Developer
8 2 (3.77%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 2 (3.77%) C# Software Developer
9 1 (1.89%) Identity Management Consultant
9 1 (1.89%) Front-End Developer
9 1 (1.89%) PHP MySQL Developer
9 1 (1.89%) WPF Developer
9 1 (1.89%) Technical Engineer
9 1 (1.89%) PHP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (43.40%) ASP.NET
2 16 (30.19%) HTML
3 14 (26.42%) CSS
4 12 (22.64%) HTML5
4 12 (22.64%) Classic ASP
5 11 (20.75%) jQuery
6 9 (16.98%) WPF
6 9 (16.98%) CSS3
7 8 (15.09%) PhoneGap
8 7 (13.21%) ASP.NET MVC
8 7 (13.21%) Servlets
8 7 (13.21%) J2EE
9 5 (9.43%) .NET Framework
10 4 (7.55%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
11 3 (5.66%) XML
12 2 (3.77%) SOAP
12 2 (3.77%) Web Services
12 2 (3.77%) Hibernate
12 2 (3.77%) LINQ
13 1 (1.89%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 4 (7.55%) Open Source
2 2 (3.77%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (3.77%) N-Tier
3 1 (1.89%) NHS
3 1 (1.89%) Mainframe
3 1 (1.89%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 7 (13.21%) Linux
2 6 (11.32%) Windows
3 2 (3.77%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (1.89%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (39.62%) MVC
2 19 (35.85%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (16.98%) Unit Testing
3 9 (16.98%) Scrum
4 8 (15.09%) Configuration Management
5 7 (13.21%) Continuous Integration
6 6 (11.32%) Automated Testing
7 5 (9.43%) Software Engineering
7 5 (9.43%) MVVM
8 4 (7.55%) Waterfall
8 4 (7.55%) Data Analysis
8 4 (7.55%) Business Intelligence
9 3 (5.66%) CRM
9 3 (5.66%) ERP
9 3 (5.66%) Business Analysis
9 3 (5.66%) Performance Tuning
9 3 (5.66%) DevOps
10 2 (3.77%) Time Management
10 2 (3.77%) Campaign Analysis
10 2 (3.77%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 36 (67.92%) C#
2 24 (45.28%) SQL
3 23 (43.40%) JavaScript
4 12 (22.64%) PL/SQL
5 11 (20.75%) VB
6 9 (16.98%) Java
7 6 (11.32%) T-SQL
8 5 (9.43%) VB.NET
9 4 (7.55%) XAML
10 3 (5.66%) VBScript
11 2 (3.77%) C
11 2 (3.77%) VB6
12 1 (1.89%) X++
12 1 (1.89%) VBA
12 1 (1.89%) C++
12 1 (1.89%) PHP
Qualifications
1 4 (7.55%) Degree
1 4 (7.55%) Security Cleared
2 2 (3.77%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.89%) MCSE
3 1 (1.89%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 4 (7.55%) Xen
1 4 (7.55%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.89%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (7.55%) Puppet
Vendors
1 20 (37.74%) Microsoft
2 13 (24.53%) Oracle
3 4 (7.55%) VMware
3 4 (7.55%) Google
4 3 (5.66%) Sybase
5 1 (1.89%) Business Objects
5 1 (1.89%) IBM
5 1 (1.89%) Dell
5 1 (1.89%) Citrix
5 1 (1.89%) webMethods
5 1 (1.89%) Twitter
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