The first table below looks at the demand 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 11 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category for the Lancashire region.

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
11 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft .NET (dotNet)
Rank 30 5 19
Rank change year-on-year
-25 +14
Contract jobs citing .NET 23 37 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 4.86% 14.68% 6.49%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 30.26% 38.95% 21.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 27 18
Average daily rate
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£264 £300 £305
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.08% -1.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £218 £250 £269
10% offered a daily rate of more than £381 £318 £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £33.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 £34.00 £32.10
% change year-on-year
-1.47% +5.91%
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Lancashire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
76 95 133
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 16.07% 37.70% 29.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 47 78
Average daily rate £330 £300 £378
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -20.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £325 £520
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 7 0
Average hourly rate £21.00 £37.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-44.00% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.55 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-4.14% +7.69%
.NET
North West

.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 11 July 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 11 July 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
(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 -6 14 £258 -14.16% 9
Blackburn -3 2 - - 5
Burnley - 2 - -
Lancaster - 1 £375 - 2
Newton-le-Willows - - - -
Ormskirk - - - - 2
Skelmersdale - - - - 2
Chorley - - - - 4
Colne - - - -
Blackpool - - - - 2
.NET
North West

.NET
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 11 July 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 38 (70.37%) C#
2 21 (38.89%) TDD
3 20 (37.04%) WPF
4 19 (35.19%) JavaScript
4 19 (35.19%) SQL Server
5 18 (33.33%) VB.NET
6 17 (31.48%) SQL
6 17 (31.48%) Agile Software Development
7 16 (29.63%) Unit Testing
8 15 (27.78%) jQuery
8 15 (27.78%) Team Foundation Server
9 14 (25.93%) Sybase
9 14 (25.93%) ASP.NET
10 12 (22.22%) CSS
11 11 (20.37%) HTML
11 11 (20.37%) Scrum
11 11 (20.37%) MVVM
12 10 (18.52%) Finance
13 9 (16.67%) Hibernate
13 9 (16.67%) VB
13 9 (16.67%) XML
14 8 (14.81%) WinForms
14 8 (14.81%) Ajax
14 8 (14.81%) MVC
15 7 (12.96%) Java
15 7 (12.96%) T-SQL
15 7 (12.96%) Web Services
15 7 (12.96%) Inversion of Control
15 7 (12.96%) .NET Framework
16 6 (11.11%) HTML5

.NET
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 11 July 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 5 (9.26%) Tomcat
1 5 (9.26%) MQSeries
1 5 (9.26%) WebLogic
1 5 (9.26%) CMS
1 5 (9.26%) WebSphere
1 5 (9.26%) Escenic
1 5 (9.26%) Adobe CQ
2 2 (3.70%) SharePoint
2 2 (3.70%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.85%) SAS
3 1 (1.85%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (1.85%) SharePoint Server
3 1 (1.85%) IIS
3 1 (1.85%) Node.js
Applications
1 3 (5.56%) MS Project
2 1 (1.85%) MS Office
2 1 (1.85%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 1 (1.85%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 4 (7.41%) SAN
1 4 (7.41%) LAN
2 3 (5.56%) WLAN
2 3 (5.56%) Firewall
2 3 (5.56%) Wireless
2 3 (5.56%) IP Telephony
3 1 (1.85%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (35.19%) SQL Server
2 6 (11.11%) Crystal Reports
3 5 (9.26%) Hadoop
3 5 (9.26%) MySQL
3 5 (9.26%) Big Data
4 2 (3.70%) MongoDB
4 2 (3.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (1.85%) QlikView
5 1 (1.85%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (1.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (1.85%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 15 (27.78%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (5.56%) Subversion
3 2 (3.70%) Visual Studio
3 2 (3.70%) Git (software)
4 1 (1.85%) JIRA
4 1 (1.85%) T4 Templates
General
1 10 (18.52%) Finance
2 1 (1.85%) Law
2 1 (1.85%) Retail
Job Titles
1 42 (77.78%) Developer
2 21 (38.89%) .NET Developer
3 9 (16.67%) C# Developer
4 8 (14.81%) Analyst
5 7 (12.96%) Software Developer
6 6 (11.11%) Senior Analyst
6 6 (11.11%) Java Developer
7 5 (9.26%) Java Programmer
7 5 (9.26%) Senior Java Developer
7 5 (9.26%) Developer Analyst
7 5 (9.26%) Senior Programmer
7 5 (9.26%) Senior Java Programmer
7 5 (9.26%) Senior Developer
7 5 (9.26%) Programmer
7 5 (9.26%) C# .NET Developer
8 4 (7.41%) WPF Developer
8 4 (7.41%) VB.NET Developer
8 4 (7.41%) VB Developer
8 4 (7.41%) Project Manager
8 4 (7.41%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (37.04%) WPF
2 15 (27.78%) jQuery
3 14 (25.93%) ASP.NET
4 12 (22.22%) CSS
5 11 (20.37%) HTML
6 9 (16.67%) XML
6 9 (16.67%) Hibernate
7 8 (14.81%) WinForms
7 8 (14.81%) Ajax
8 7 (12.96%) Web Services
8 7 (12.96%) .NET Framework
9 6 (11.11%) HTML5
9 6 (11.11%) CSS3
10 5 (9.26%) ASP.NET MVC
10 5 (9.26%) LAMP
10 5 (9.26%) Ruby on Rails
10 5 (9.26%) Spring
10 5 (9.26%) JSF
10 5 (9.26%) Struts
10 5 (9.26%) Java RMI
Miscellaneous
1 7 (12.96%) Inversion of Control
2 4 (7.41%) N-Tier
3 3 (5.56%) Thin Client
3 3 (5.56%) Fat Client
3 3 (5.56%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.85%) Open Source
4 1 (1.85%) Social Media
4 1 (1.85%) Clustering
4 1 (1.85%) Wiki
4 1 (1.85%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 6 (11.11%) Windows
2 4 (7.41%) Windows Server 2008
2 4 (7.41%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (1.85%) Windows 7
3 1 (1.85%) MVS
3 1 (1.85%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (1.85%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (38.89%) TDD
2 17 (31.48%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (29.63%) Unit Testing
4 11 (20.37%) Scrum
4 11 (20.37%) MVVM
5 8 (14.81%) MVC
6 6 (11.11%) PRINCE2
7 5 (9.26%) UML
7 5 (9.26%) OOP
7 5 (9.26%) OOA/OOD
7 5 (9.26%) RUP
7 5 (9.26%) OOD
7 5 (9.26%) BDD
8 4 (7.41%) Project Management
9 3 (5.56%) ITIL
9 3 (5.56%) Project Planning
10 2 (3.70%) Campaign Management
10 2 (3.70%) Waterfall
10 2 (3.70%) Stakeholder Management
10 2 (3.70%) Quality Management
Programming Languages
1 38 (70.37%) C#
2 19 (35.19%) JavaScript
3 18 (33.33%) VB.NET
4 17 (31.48%) SQL
5 9 (16.67%) VB
6 7 (12.96%) Java
6 7 (12.96%) T-SQL
7 5 (9.26%) VB6
7 5 (9.26%) PowerShell
7 5 (9.26%) Scala
8 1 (1.85%) SELCOPY
8 1 (1.85%) Ruby
8 1 (1.85%) Python
8 1 (1.85%) REXX
8 1 (1.85%) JCL
8 1 (1.85%) VBScript
8 1 (1.85%) PL/SQL
8 1 (1.85%) C++
Qualifications
1 3 (5.56%) MCSE
1 3 (5.56%) CCNA
1 3 (5.56%) Cisco Certification
1 3 (5.56%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (5.56%) Degree
2 2 (3.70%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 1 (1.85%) PMP
3 1 (1.85%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (9.26%) QA
2 1 (1.85%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (5.56%) Active Directory
1 3 (5.56%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.85%) VMware ESX
2 1 (1.85%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 3 (5.56%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 14 (25.93%) Sybase
2 6 (11.11%) Oracle
2 6 (11.11%) Microsoft
3 5 (9.26%) JBoss
4 4 (7.41%) Citrix
4 4 (7.41%) VMware
5 3 (5.56%) Telerik
5 3 (5.56%) Cisco
5 3 (5.56%) HP
6 2 (3.70%) Planview
7 1 (1.85%) IronPort
7 1 (1.85%) CA
7 1 (1.85%) Informatica
7 1 (1.85%) Open Text
7 1 (1.85%) Adobe
7 1 (1.85%) Siebel
7 1 (1.85%) Business Objects
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