The table below looks at the statistics for .NET Framework skills in IT contracts advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited .NET Framework over the 3 months to 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft .NET Framework
Rank 56 46 57
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +11
Contract jobs citing .NET Framework 32 31 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 2.43% 2.59% 2.72%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 8.14% 8.47% 7.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 17 19
Average daily rate
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£325 £325 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +13.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £373 £360 £414
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £25.73
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £41.00 £42.94
% change year-on-year
-8.53% -4.51%
.NET Framework
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 Manchester region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
393 366 515
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 29.80% 30.63% 35.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 258 221 246
Average daily rate £325 £320 £301
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.56% +6.48%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 7 22
Average hourly rate £30.00 £19.50 £25.73
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+53.84% -24.21%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%

.NET Framework
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

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

.NET Framework Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

.NET Framework
Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

.NET Framework Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

.NET Framework
Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing .NET Framework across the Manchester region over the 3 months to 29 August 2014.

.NET Framework Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

.NET Framework
Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

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

.NET Framework Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

.NET Framework
Contract Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing .NET Framework within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 29 August 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
Bolton - 1 £205 -
Bury - 1 £325 -
Salford - 1 £363 -
Stockport - - - - 6
Wigan - - - - 1
Altrincham - - - - 1
Cheadle - - - - 1
Oldham - - - - 1
Rochdale - - - -
Sale - - - -
.NET Framework
North West

.NET Framework
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester region citing .NET Framework 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 Framework.

1 57 (100.00%) .NET
2 51 (89.47%) C#
3 43 (75.44%) ASP.NET
4 40 (70.18%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
5 37 (64.91%) SQL Server
6 34 (59.65%) MVC
6 34 (59.65%) CSS
7 33 (57.89%) HTML
8 31 (54.39%) jQuery
9 28 (49.12%) JavaScript
10 24 (42.11%) Web Services
11 22 (38.60%) Visual Studio
11 22 (38.60%) WCF
12 19 (33.33%) Microsoft
13 18 (31.58%) WPF
14 17 (29.82%) LINQ
15 16 (28.07%) SQL Server 2008
15 16 (28.07%) Windows
16 13 (22.81%) ASP.NET MVC
17 12 (21.05%) OO
18 11 (19.30%) XML
19 10 (17.54%) SQL
19 10 (17.54%) WinForms
19 10 (17.54%) SQL Server 2005
20 9 (15.79%) TDD
21 8 (14.04%) Oracle
21 8 (14.04%) HTML5
22 7 (12.28%) CSS3
22 7 (12.28%) Business Analysis
22 7 (12.28%) MSTest

.NET Framework
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester region citing .NET Framework 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 Framework. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 5 (8.77%) SharePoint
2 4 (7.02%) Umbraco
3 2 (3.51%) CMS
4 1 (1.75%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (3.51%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (3.51%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.51%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (3.51%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.75%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (64.91%) SQL Server
2 16 (28.07%) SQL Server 2008
3 10 (17.54%) SQL Server 2005
4 6 (10.53%) SQL Server 2012
5 4 (7.02%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 4 (7.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (3.51%) SQL Server 2000
6 2 (3.51%) SQLPlus
6 2 (3.51%) Relational Database
6 2 (3.51%) NoSQL
7 1 (1.75%) RavenDB
7 1 (1.75%) Oracle Database
7 1 (1.75%) Couchbase
7 1 (1.75%) Oracle Database 10g
7 1 (1.75%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 22 (38.60%) Visual Studio
2 7 (12.28%) MSTest
3 5 (8.77%) Subversion
4 4 (7.02%) Mercurial
5 3 (5.26%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (3.51%) NUnit
7 1 (1.75%) SpecFlow
7 1 (1.75%) LLBLGen Pro
7 1 (1.75%) TeamCity
7 1 (1.75%) Git (software)
7 1 (1.75%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 6 (10.53%) Finance
1 6 (10.53%) Retail
2 2 (3.51%) Banking
3 1 (1.75%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.75%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 55 (96.49%) Developer
2 36 (63.16%) .NET Developer
3 21 (36.84%) C# Developer
4 17 (29.82%) C# .NET Developer
5 9 (15.79%) ASP.NET Developer
6 8 (14.04%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 5 (8.77%) Software Developer
8 3 (5.26%) Umbraco Developer
8 3 (5.26%) Web Developer
9 2 (3.51%) Dynamics CRM Developer
9 2 (3.51%) CRM Developer
9 2 (3.51%) .NET Software Developer
10 1 (1.75%) Front-End Developer
10 1 (1.75%) Database Developer
10 1 (1.75%) SQL Developer
10 1 (1.75%) .NET Web Developer
10 1 (1.75%) Senior .NET Developer
10 1 (1.75%) C# Web Developer
10 1 (1.75%) Business Developer
10 1 (1.75%) Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 57 (100.00%) .NET
2 43 (75.44%) ASP.NET
3 40 (70.18%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
4 34 (59.65%) CSS
5 33 (57.89%) HTML
6 31 (54.39%) jQuery
7 24 (42.11%) Web Services
8 22 (38.60%) WCF
9 18 (31.58%) WPF
10 17 (29.82%) LINQ
11 13 (22.81%) ASP.NET MVC
12 11 (19.30%) XML
13 10 (17.54%) WinForms
14 8 (14.04%) HTML5
15 7 (12.28%) CSS3
16 6 (10.53%) AngularJS
17 5 (8.77%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 5 (8.77%) ASP.NET Web API
17 5 (8.77%) NHibernate
18 4 (7.02%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 4 (7.02%) N-Tier
2 2 (3.51%) RIA
3 1 (1.75%) Social Media
3 1 (1.75%) Open Source
3 1 (1.75%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 16 (28.07%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (59.65%) MVC
2 12 (21.05%) OO
3 9 (15.79%) TDD
4 7 (12.28%) Business Analysis
4 7 (12.28%) Scrum
5 6 (10.53%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (3.51%) Extreme Programming
6 2 (3.51%) Systems Analysis
6 2 (3.51%) Test-First Development
6 2 (3.51%) OOD
6 2 (3.51%) CRM
6 2 (3.51%) OOA/OOD
6 2 (3.51%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (3.51%) Stress Testing
6 2 (3.51%) Unit Testing
6 2 (3.51%) Domain-Driven Design
6 2 (3.51%) Dependency Injection
6 2 (3.51%) MVVM
7 1 (1.75%) BDD
7 1 (1.75%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 51 (89.47%) C#
2 28 (49.12%) JavaScript
3 10 (17.54%) SQL
4 7 (12.28%) PL/SQL
5 5 (8.77%) VB.NET
6 2 (3.51%) VB
7 1 (1.75%) VBA
7 1 (1.75%) T-SQL
7 1 (1.75%) VB6
Vendors
1 19 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 8 (14.04%) Oracle
3 2 (3.51%) Telerik
4 1 (1.75%) Twitter