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 27 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft .NET (dotNet)
Rank 17 17 11
Rank change year-on-year
0 -6
Contract jobs citing .NET 31 26 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 7.99% 8.36% 10.04%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 34.07% 36.62% 38.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 14 16
Average daily rate
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£360 £328 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.92% +9.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £250 £261
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £375 £344
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 1
Average hourly rate £46.05 - £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £34.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+1.44% -1.42%
.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 71 62
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 23.45% 22.83% 25.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 49 35
Average daily rate £363 £375 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% +19.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £250 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £548 £450 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 2
Average hourly rate £46.05 £21.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+119.26% -35.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.50 £21.00 £30.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.09 £21.00 £34.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -

.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 27 March 2015.

.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 27 March 2015. 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 +2 5 £325 -3.70% 8
Blackpool - 5 £335 - 1
Chorley - 4 £413 - 5
Colne - - - - 2
Lancaster - - - -
Nelson - - - -
Ormskirk - - - -
Accrington - - - - 2
Blackburn - - - - 2
.NET
North West

.NET
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, 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 (62.07%) C#
2 33 (56.90%) SQL
3 28 (48.28%) HTML
4 27 (46.55%) JavaScript
5 26 (44.83%) SQL Server
6 24 (41.38%) MVC
7 23 (39.66%) Oracle
7 23 (39.66%) ASP.NET
8 20 (34.48%) PL/SQL
9 16 (27.59%) CSS
9 16 (27.59%) Oracle Database
10 14 (24.14%) Java
11 13 (22.41%) Telecoms
11 13 (22.41%) HTML5
12 12 (20.69%) Mentoring
12 12 (20.69%) jQuery
13 11 (18.97%) SharePoint
14 10 (17.24%) XML
14 10 (17.24%) Visual Studio
14 10 (17.24%) Classic ASP
14 10 (17.24%) ERP
14 10 (17.24%) Umbraco
14 10 (17.24%) Unit Testing
14 10 (17.24%) .NET Framework
14 10 (17.24%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
14 10 (17.24%) CSS3
14 10 (17.24%) PhoneGap
14 10 (17.24%) Oracle Database 11g
14 10 (17.24%) Security Cleared
15 9 (15.52%) SC Cleared

.NET
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, 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 (18.97%) SharePoint
2 10 (17.24%) Umbraco
3 4 (6.90%) MQSeries
4 3 (5.17%) IIS
5 2 (3.45%) CMS
6 1 (1.72%) WebSphere
6 1 (1.72%) Jetty
6 1 (1.72%) nginx
6 1 (1.72%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (1.72%) Kentico
6 1 (1.72%) Node.js
6 1 (1.72%) Apache
6 1 (1.72%) Tomcat
Applications
1 4 (6.90%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.45%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (3.45%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (1.72%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (1.72%) Google App Engine
2 1 (1.72%) IaaS
2 1 (1.72%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.72%) DHCP
1 1 (1.72%) FTP
1 1 (1.72%) HTTP
1 1 (1.72%) TCP/IP
1 1 (1.72%) DNS
1 1 (1.72%) SSL
1 1 (1.72%) Internet
1 1 (1.72%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (44.83%) SQL Server
2 16 (27.59%) Oracle Database
3 10 (17.24%) Oracle Database 11g
4 7 (12.07%) Relational Database
5 6 (10.34%) RDBMS
6 3 (5.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (5.17%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (3.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (3.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (1.72%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (1.72%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (1.72%) MySQL
8 1 (1.72%) Hadoop
8 1 (1.72%) MongoDB
8 1 (1.72%) Apache Cassandra
8 1 (1.72%) Big Data
8 1 (1.72%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 10 (17.24%) Visual Studio
2 8 (13.79%) JIRA
3 2 (3.45%) Subversion
4 1 (1.72%) Jenkins
General
1 13 (22.41%) Telecoms
2 4 (6.90%) Finance
3 2 (3.45%) Retail
Job Titles
1 28 (48.28%) Developer
2 15 (25.86%) .NET Developer
3 7 (12.07%) Systems Engineer
4 6 (10.34%) Software Engineer
5 5 (8.62%) C# Developer
6 4 (6.90%) Applications Developer
6 4 (6.90%) Software Developer
6 4 (6.90%) Test Manager
6 4 (6.90%) C# .NET Developer
7 3 (5.17%) ASP.NET Developer
8 2 (3.45%) SQL Developer
8 2 (3.45%) Integration Engineer
8 2 (3.45%) Senior C# Software Engineer
8 2 (3.45%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 2 (3.45%) Technical Architect
8 2 (3.45%) Architect
8 2 (3.45%) Analyst
8 2 (3.45%) Senior Software Engineer
8 2 (3.45%) C# Software Engineer
8 2 (3.45%) Information Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (48.28%) HTML
2 23 (39.66%) ASP.NET
3 16 (27.59%) CSS
4 13 (22.41%) HTML5
5 12 (20.69%) jQuery
6 10 (17.24%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
6 10 (17.24%) CSS3
6 10 (17.24%) PhoneGap
6 10 (17.24%) Classic ASP
6 10 (17.24%) XML
6 10 (17.24%) .NET Framework
7 9 (15.52%) ASP.NET MVC
8 7 (12.07%) WCF
8 7 (12.07%) WPF
9 4 (6.90%) Web Services
10 3 (5.17%) LINQ
10 3 (5.17%) Ajax
10 3 (5.17%) ASP.NET MVC 4
11 2 (3.45%) WinForms
12 1 (1.72%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 6 (10.34%) Management Information System
2 4 (6.90%) iSeries
2 4 (6.90%) Mainframe
2 4 (6.90%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.72%) Visualisation
3 1 (1.72%) Open Source
3 1 (1.72%) User Experience
3 1 (1.72%) Statistics
3 1 (1.72%) Mathematics
3 1 (1.72%) N-Tier
3 1 (1.72%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 2 (3.45%) Linux
2 1 (1.72%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (1.72%) Windows 7
2 1 (1.72%) UNIX
2 1 (1.72%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (41.38%) MVC
2 12 (20.69%) Mentoring
3 10 (17.24%) Unit Testing
3 10 (17.24%) ERP
4 9 (15.52%) UML
5 8 (13.79%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (13.79%) Test Scripting
6 7 (12.07%) Software Engineering
7 6 (10.34%) User Acceptance Testing
7 6 (10.34%) System Testing
7 6 (10.34%) Supply Chain Management
8 4 (6.90%) Regression Testing
8 4 (6.90%) Logistics
9 3 (5.17%) Configuration Management
9 3 (5.17%) Web Development
10 2 (3.45%) Scrum
11 1 (1.72%) Project Management
11 1 (1.72%) E-Commerce
11 1 (1.72%) Business Intelligence
11 1 (1.72%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 36 (62.07%) C#
2 33 (56.90%) SQL
3 27 (46.55%) JavaScript
4 20 (34.48%) PL/SQL
5 14 (24.14%) Java
6 3 (5.17%) VB.NET
7 2 (3.45%) VB
7 2 (3.45%) XAML
8 1 (1.72%) VB6
8 1 (1.72%) Ruby
8 1 (1.72%) R
8 1 (1.72%) VBA
8 1 (1.72%) Python
8 1 (1.72%) PHP
Qualifications
1 10 (17.24%) Security Cleared
2 9 (15.52%) SC Cleared
3 3 (5.17%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.90%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.72%) Xen
1 1 (1.72%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (1.72%) Puppet
1 1 (1.72%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (1.72%) StatsD
Vendors
1 23 (39.66%) Oracle
2 5 (8.62%) Microsoft
3 4 (6.90%) IBM
4 2 (3.45%) Citrix
5 1 (1.72%) VMware
5 1 (1.72%) Teradata
5 1 (1.72%) Google
5 1 (1.72%) Tableau
5 1 (1.72%) Twitter
5 1 (1.72%) Business Objects
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