The table below looks at the statistics for .NET 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 over the 3 months to 27 February 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 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft .NET (dotNet)
Rank 15 8 9
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +1
Contract jobs citing .NET 126 151 117
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 8.23% 12.38% 12.57%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 33.51% 38.13% 39.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 90 83 78
Average daily rate
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£325 £350 £303
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +15.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £255 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £478 £398 £356
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 0
Average hourly rate - £31.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £34.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-4.41% -2.85%
.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 Manchester region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
376 396 298
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 24.56% 32.46% 32.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 267 241 178
Average daily rate £325 £350 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +12.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 2
Average hourly rate £37.50 £32.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.18% +60.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%

.NET
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

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

.NET Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

.NET
Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

.NET Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

.NET
Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing .NET across the Manchester region over the 3 months to 27 February 2015.

.NET Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

.NET
Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

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

.NET Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

.NET
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 within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 27 February 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
(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
Altrincham -2 4 - - 11
Bolton 0 2 £300 -20.00% 18
Wigan +4 1 £375 +114.28% 11
Bury -5 1 £275 -26.66% 4
Cheadle - - - - 3
Oldham - - - - 4
Rochdale - - - - 5
Salford - - - - 5
Stockport - - - - 16
Ashton-under-Lyne - - - - 2
.NET
North West

.NET
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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.

1 190 (68.84%) C#
2 129 (46.74%) SQL Server
3 127 (46.01%) ASP.NET
4 118 (42.75%) JavaScript
5 111 (40.22%) HTML
6 108 (39.13%) CSS
7 99 (35.87%) MVC
8 91 (32.97%) Agile Software Development
9 78 (28.26%) jQuery
9 78 (28.26%) SQL
10 70 (25.36%) Microsoft
11 62 (22.46%) ASP.NET MVC
12 59 (21.38%) Visual Studio
13 54 (19.57%) .NET Framework
14 52 (18.84%) Web Services
15 50 (18.12%) XML
15 50 (18.12%) TDD
16 40 (14.49%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
17 38 (13.77%) T-SQL
18 37 (13.41%) OO
18 37 (13.41%) Ajax
19 35 (12.68%) HTML5
20 34 (12.32%) SQL Server 2008
20 34 (12.32%) WCF
20 34 (12.32%) Scrum
21 33 (11.96%) CSS3
22 32 (11.59%) Twitter Bootstrap
23 28 (10.14%) LINQ
24 27 (9.78%) Finance
25 25 (9.06%) AngularJS

.NET
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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 20 (7.25%) SharePoint
2 16 (5.80%) CMS
3 10 (3.62%) Umbraco
4 9 (3.26%) IIS
4 9 (3.26%) SharePoint 2013
5 8 (2.90%) Orchard CMS
6 6 (2.17%) Apache
6 6 (2.17%) SharePoint 2010
7 5 (1.81%) Apache Solr
7 5 (1.81%) Apache Spark
8 2 (0.72%) EPiServer CMS
8 2 (0.72%) Node.js
8 2 (0.72%) Sitefinity
8 2 (0.72%) SharePoint Server
9 1 (0.36%) WebSphere
9 1 (0.36%) Jetty
9 1 (0.36%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.36%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (0.36%) Confluence
9 1 (0.36%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 24 (8.70%) MS Excel
2 9 (3.26%) Mingle
3 2 (0.72%) InfoPath
3 2 (0.72%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 1 (0.36%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.36%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 8 (2.90%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (1.09%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.36%) Google Analytics
3 1 (0.36%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.36%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.81%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (1.09%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (1.09%) Office 365
3 1 (0.36%) IaaS
3 1 (0.36%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (0.36%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.36%) SaaS
3 1 (0.36%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (2.54%) Internet
2 3 (1.09%) Intranet
3 2 (0.72%) HTTP
3 2 (0.72%) TCP/IP
3 2 (0.72%) DNS
4 1 (0.36%) DHCP
4 1 (0.36%) FTP
4 1 (0.36%) IPsec
4 1 (0.36%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 129 (46.74%) SQL Server
2 34 (12.32%) SQL Server 2008
3 19 (6.88%) RavenDB
4 18 (6.52%) SQL Server 2005
5 15 (5.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 14 (5.07%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 12 (4.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 9 (3.26%) Big Data
9 7 (2.54%) SQL Server 2012
9 7 (2.54%) NoSQL
10 6 (2.17%) Hadoop
11 5 (1.81%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 5 (1.81%) Oracle Database
12 4 (1.45%) Redis
12 4 (1.45%) OLAP
12 4 (1.45%) Data Warehouse
13 3 (1.09%) Oracle Database 10g
13 3 (1.09%) SQLite
13 3 (1.09%) Couchbase
13 3 (1.09%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 59 (21.38%) Visual Studio
2 22 (7.97%) Team Foundation Server
3 16 (5.80%) Git (software)
4 12 (4.35%) Subversion
5 6 (2.17%) NUnit
5 6 (2.17%) ReSharper
5 6 (2.17%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 5 (1.81%) JMeter
7 4 (1.45%) JIRA
7 4 (1.45%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 4 (1.45%) Appcelerator Titanium
8 3 (1.09%) MSTest
8 3 (1.09%) Axure RP
8 3 (1.09%) Selenium
8 3 (1.09%) Xcode
8 3 (1.09%) MorphX
8 3 (1.09%) Toad
9 2 (0.72%) SpecFlow
10 1 (0.36%) Jenkins
10 1 (0.36%) PhantomJS
General
1 27 (9.78%) Finance
2 20 (7.25%) Retail
3 6 (2.17%) Back Office
3 6 (2.17%) Telecoms
4 4 (1.45%) Marketing
5 3 (1.09%) Advertising
5 3 (1.09%) Publishing
6 1 (0.36%) Banking
6 1 (0.36%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.36%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.36%) Electronics
6 1 (0.36%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 211 (76.45%) Developer
2 113 (40.94%) .NET Developer
3 61 (22.10%) C# Developer
4 41 (14.86%) C# .NET Developer
5 29 (10.51%) ASP.NET Developer
6 21 (7.61%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 17 (6.16%) Senior Developer
8 16 (5.80%) Web Developer
9 14 (5.07%) Architect
9 14 (5.07%) UI Designer
9 14 (5.07%) Designer
10 10 (3.62%) SharePoint Developer
11 8 (2.90%) SQL Developer
11 8 (2.90%) Senior C# Developer
11 8 (2.90%) Senior .NET Developer
11 8 (2.90%) Mobile Developer
12 7 (2.54%) iOS Developer
12 7 (2.54%) Umbraco Developer
12 7 (2.54%) Software Developer
12 7 (2.54%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 127 (46.01%) ASP.NET
2 111 (40.22%) HTML
3 108 (39.13%) CSS
4 78 (28.26%) jQuery
5 62 (22.46%) ASP.NET MVC
6 54 (19.57%) .NET Framework
7 52 (18.84%) Web Services
8 50 (18.12%) XML
9 40 (14.49%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
10 37 (13.41%) Ajax
11 35 (12.68%) HTML5
12 34 (12.32%) WCF
13 33 (11.96%) CSS3
14 32 (11.59%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 28 (10.14%) LINQ
16 25 (9.06%) AngularJS
17 18 (6.52%) XSLT
18 15 (5.43%) XHTML
19 14 (5.07%) RESTful
19 14 (5.07%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 15 (5.43%) Open Source
2 13 (4.71%) NHS
3 12 (4.35%) Computer Science
4 11 (3.99%) Mobile App
5 9 (3.26%) N-Tier
6 8 (2.90%) User Experience
7 5 (1.81%) Linked Data
7 5 (1.81%) Management Information System
8 4 (1.45%) Informatics
8 4 (1.45%) Enterprise Software
8 4 (1.45%) Algorithms
9 3 (1.09%) Analytical Skills
9 3 (1.09%) Data Structures
9 3 (1.09%) Data Extraction
10 2 (0.72%) Semantic Web
10 2 (0.72%) Inversion of Control
10 2 (0.72%) W3C
11 1 (0.36%) DTV
11 1 (0.36%) GIS
11 1 (0.36%) BBC
Operating Systems
1 18 (6.52%) Apple iOS
2 15 (5.43%) Windows
3 14 (5.07%) Android
4 11 (3.99%) Linux
5 3 (1.09%) Windows Phone
6 1 (0.36%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.36%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 99 (35.87%) MVC
2 91 (32.97%) Agile Software Development
3 50 (18.12%) TDD
4 37 (13.41%) OO
5 34 (12.32%) Scrum
6 23 (8.33%) SOA
6 23 (8.33%) Web Development
7 18 (6.52%) Unit Testing
7 18 (6.52%) Continuous Integration
7 18 (6.52%) Mentoring
8 14 (5.07%) iOS Development
8 14 (5.07%) OOD
9 12 (4.35%) E-Commerce
9 12 (4.35%) BDD
9 12 (4.35%) Technical Architecture
10 11 (3.99%) Software Engineering
11 10 (3.62%) Android Development
12 8 (2.90%) Web Design
12 8 (2.90%) Migration
12 8 (2.90%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 190 (68.84%) C#
2 118 (42.75%) JavaScript
3 78 (28.26%) SQL
4 38 (13.77%) T-SQL
5 21 (7.61%) Java
6 15 (5.43%) Ruby
7 10 (3.62%) XPath
8 9 (3.26%) Objective-C
9 8 (2.90%) VB.NET
10 6 (2.17%) Python
11 5 (1.81%) VB
11 5 (1.81%) C++
12 4 (1.45%) PL/SQL
12 4 (1.45%) PowerShell
12 4 (1.45%) SPARQL
13 3 (1.09%) X++
13 3 (1.09%) PHP
13 3 (1.09%) XAML
14 2 (0.72%) C
14 2 (0.72%) VB6
Qualifications
1 21 (7.61%) Degree
2 8 (2.90%) Security Cleared
3 5 (1.81%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (1.45%) DV Cleared
5 3 (1.09%) MCSE
6 2 (0.72%) CCNA
6 2 (0.72%) CCDA
6 2 (0.72%) CCDP
6 2 (0.72%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.36%) MCTS
7 1 (0.36%) MCITP
7 1 (0.36%) MCPD
7 1 (0.36%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (0.72%) HL7
2 1 (0.36%) QA
System Software
1 2 (0.72%) Active Directory
1 2 (0.72%) UAG
2 1 (0.36%) Xen
2 1 (0.36%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 3 (1.09%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.36%) Puppet
2 1 (0.36%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.36%) Ansible
Vendors
1 70 (25.36%) Microsoft
2 11 (3.99%) Oracle
3 10 (3.62%) Xamarin
4 9 (3.26%) Telerik
5 7 (2.54%) Google
6 5 (1.81%) SAP
7 4 (1.45%) JD Edwards
7 4 (1.45%) Northgate
8 3 (1.09%) Appcelerator
8 3 (1.09%) Twitter
8 3 (1.09%) Kony
9 2 (0.72%) PeopleSoft
9 2 (0.72%) hybris
9 2 (0.72%) Atlassian
9 2 (0.72%) EPiServer
9 2 (0.72%) Adobe
9 2 (0.72%) Cisco
10 1 (0.36%) IBM
10 1 (0.36%) Business Objects
10 1 (0.36%) HP
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