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 20 October 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
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft .NET (dotNet)
Rank 13 6 6
Rank change year-on-year
-7 0
Contract jobs citing .NET 129 154 190
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 9.38% 12.95% 13.71%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 31.85% 43.26% 35.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 95 92 106
Average daily rate
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£325 £325 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +18.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £399 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 6
Average hourly rate - £18.00 £25.73
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -30.04%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
.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
405 356 531
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 29.45% 29.94% 38.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 274 212 255
Average daily rate £325 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £253 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 12 21
Average hourly rate £30.00 £33.00 £25.73
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% +28.25%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%

.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 20 October 2014.

.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 20 October 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
Stockport 0 4 - - 18
Salford +3 3 £320 +30.61% 2
Oldham -4 2 - - 3
Altrincham +1 1 £325 -15.58% 11
Bolton - 1 - - 7
Bury - - - - 1
Cheadle - - - - 6
Ashton-under-Lyne - - - -
Rochdale - - - - 2
Wigan - - - - 11
.NET
North West

.NET
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 20 October 2014, 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.

1 219 (76.57%) C#
2 132 (46.15%) HTML
2 132 (46.15%) ASP.NET
2 132 (46.15%) CSS
3 127 (44.41%) SQL Server
4 125 (43.71%) MVC
5 115 (40.21%) JavaScript
6 93 (32.52%) jQuery
7 79 (27.62%) Agile Software Development
8 75 (26.22%) SQL
9 74 (25.87%) Web Services
10 66 (23.08%) WCF
11 63 (22.03%) Microsoft
12 57 (19.93%) ASP.NET MVC
13 51 (17.83%) Visual Studio
13 51 (17.83%) SQL Server 2008
14 48 (16.78%) TDD
15 47 (16.43%) .NET Framework
15 47 (16.43%) XML
16 44 (15.38%) HTML5
17 42 (14.69%) OO
18 40 (13.99%) SharePoint
19 33 (11.54%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
20 31 (10.84%) Ajax
21 30 (10.49%) CSS3
22 29 (10.14%) Team Foundation Server
23 28 (9.79%) Finance
24 26 (9.09%) Web Development
25 25 (8.74%) Scrum
25 25 (8.74%) Windows

.NET
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 20 October 2014, 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 40 (13.99%) SharePoint
2 18 (6.29%) CMS
3 16 (5.59%) SharePoint 2010
4 13 (4.55%) Umbraco
4 13 (4.55%) SharePoint 2013
5 12 (4.20%) IIS
6 6 (2.10%) BizTalk Server
7 4 (1.40%) SharePoint Server
7 4 (1.40%) Sitecore CMS
8 2 (0.70%) Apache Solr
8 2 (0.70%) Node.js
8 2 (0.70%) Orchard CMS
8 2 (0.70%) Apache
8 2 (0.70%) Apache Spark
9 1 (0.35%) WebLogic
9 1 (0.35%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.35%) MQSeries
9 1 (0.35%) JBoss
9 1 (0.35%) WebSphere
9 1 (0.35%) Adobe CQ
Applications
1 24 (8.39%) MS Excel
2 4 (1.40%) MS Office
2 4 (1.40%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 2 (0.70%) InfoPath
3 2 (0.70%) Mingle
3 2 (0.70%) PowerPivot
4 1 (0.35%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.35%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.35%) Fireworks
4 1 (0.35%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (0.35%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 15 (5.24%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (3.50%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.70%) Agresso
4 1 (0.35%) Oracle CRM
4 1 (0.35%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.35%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.35%) Dynamics GP
4 1 (0.35%) GoldMine
4 1 (0.35%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.70%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (0.70%) Office 365
2 1 (0.35%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (2.10%) Internet
2 4 (1.40%) Intranet
3 1 (0.35%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.35%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 127 (44.41%) SQL Server
2 51 (17.83%) SQL Server 2008
3 19 (6.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 17 (5.94%) SQL Server 2005
5 13 (4.55%) SQL Server 2000
6 10 (3.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 10 (3.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 9 (3.15%) SQL Server 2012
8 5 (1.75%) RavenDB
9 4 (1.40%) Big Data
10 3 (1.05%) Data Warehouse
11 2 (0.70%) MySQL
11 2 (0.70%) Oracle Database 10g
11 2 (0.70%) SQLite
11 2 (0.70%) Hadoop
11 2 (0.70%) Oracle Database
11 2 (0.70%) Relational Database
12 1 (0.35%) QlikView
12 1 (0.35%) SQLPlus
12 1 (0.35%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 51 (17.83%) Visual Studio
2 29 (10.14%) Team Foundation Server
3 14 (4.90%) NUnit
4 6 (2.10%) TeamCity
4 6 (2.10%) Subversion
5 5 (1.75%) MorphX
5 5 (1.75%) MSTest
5 5 (1.75%) Axure RP
6 4 (1.40%) Xcode
7 3 (1.05%) Selenium
7 3 (1.05%) Git (software)
7 3 (1.05%) JIRA
7 3 (1.05%) Toad
7 3 (1.05%) Appcelerator Titanium
8 2 (0.70%) SpecFlow
8 2 (0.70%) JMeter
8 2 (0.70%) ReSharper
8 2 (0.70%) Mercurial
9 1 (0.35%) WebDriver
9 1 (0.35%) CruiseControl
General
1 28 (9.79%) Finance
2 21 (7.34%) Retail
3 8 (2.80%) Advertising
3 8 (2.80%) Marketing
4 6 (2.10%) Banking
5 3 (1.05%) Telecoms
6 2 (0.70%) Back Office
7 1 (0.35%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.35%) Legal
7 1 (0.35%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.35%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 244 (85.31%) Developer
2 117 (40.91%) .NET Developer
3 52 (18.18%) C# Developer
4 42 (14.69%) C# .NET Developer
5 25 (8.74%) SharePoint Developer
6 18 (6.29%) ASP.NET Developer
7 14 (4.90%) Senior Developer
8 13 (4.55%) Software Developer
8 13 (4.55%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 13 (4.55%) Front-End Developer
9 10 (3.50%) Web Developer
10 9 (3.15%) Analyst
10 9 (3.15%) Senior C# Developer
10 9 (3.15%) Senior .NET Developer
11 8 (2.80%) Dynamics AX Developer
12 7 (2.45%) Consultant
12 7 (2.45%) Configuration Manager
12 7 (2.45%) Release Manager
12 7 (2.45%) UI Developer
12 7 (2.45%) Configuration and Release Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 132 (46.15%) HTML
1 132 (46.15%) ASP.NET
1 132 (46.15%) CSS
2 93 (32.52%) jQuery
3 74 (25.87%) Web Services
4 66 (23.08%) WCF
5 57 (19.93%) ASP.NET MVC
6 47 (16.43%) .NET Framework
6 47 (16.43%) XML
7 44 (15.38%) HTML5
8 33 (11.54%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
9 31 (10.84%) Ajax
10 30 (10.49%) CSS3
11 23 (8.04%) WPF
12 22 (7.69%) LINQ
12 22 (7.69%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 18 (6.29%) XSLT
14 16 (5.59%) ASP.NET Web API
15 13 (4.55%) JSON
15 13 (4.55%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 13 (4.55%) Computer Science
2 8 (2.80%) N-Tier
2 8 (2.80%) Mobile App
3 6 (2.10%) NHS
3 6 (2.10%) Open Source
4 5 (1.75%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (1.40%) User Experience
5 4 (1.40%) Data Extraction
5 4 (1.40%) Web 2.0
6 3 (1.05%) Management Information System
7 2 (0.70%) RIA
7 2 (0.70%) Online Banking
7 2 (0.70%) Informatics
7 2 (0.70%) Linked Data
7 2 (0.70%) Data Structures
7 2 (0.70%) Algorithms
8 1 (0.35%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.35%) Mathematics
8 1 (0.35%) Blackberry
8 1 (0.35%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 25 (8.74%) Windows
2 13 (4.55%) Apple iOS
3 8 (2.80%) Android
4 3 (1.05%) Windows Phone
5 2 (0.70%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.35%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.35%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 125 (43.71%) MVC
2 79 (27.62%) Agile Software Development
3 48 (16.78%) TDD
4 42 (14.69%) OO
5 26 (9.09%) Web Development
6 25 (8.74%) Scrum
7 23 (8.04%) OOD
8 18 (6.29%) CRM
9 17 (5.94%) Mentoring
10 13 (4.55%) Unit Testing
11 10 (3.50%) Migration
12 9 (3.15%) SOA
12 9 (3.15%) Continuous Integration
13 8 (2.80%) Business Analysis
13 8 (2.80%) iOS Development
14 7 (2.45%) Time Management
14 7 (2.45%) Data Migration
14 7 (2.45%) Service Delivery
14 7 (2.45%) Web Design
15 6 (2.10%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 219 (76.57%) C#
2 115 (40.21%) JavaScript
3 75 (26.22%) SQL
4 20 (6.99%) T-SQL
5 11 (3.85%) VB
5 11 (3.85%) VB.NET
5 11 (3.85%) Java
6 10 (3.50%) PL/SQL
6 10 (3.50%) PowerShell
7 9 (3.15%) Objective-C
8 8 (2.80%) XPath
8 8 (2.80%) X++
9 6 (2.10%) VB6
10 4 (1.40%) PHP
11 3 (1.05%) C++
11 3 (1.05%) Ruby
11 3 (1.05%) XAML
12 2 (0.70%) C
12 2 (0.70%) Perl
13 1 (0.35%) VBA
Qualifications
1 18 (6.29%) Degree
2 1 (0.35%) Security Cleared
2 1 (0.35%) APMP
2 1 (0.35%) MCSE
2 1 (0.35%) ISEB
2 1 (0.35%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (0.35%) MCTS
2 1 (0.35%) MCITP
2 1 (0.35%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (2.45%) HL7
2 4 (1.40%) QA
System Software
1 1 (0.35%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 63 (22.03%) Microsoft
2 17 (5.94%) Oracle
3 6 (2.10%) Xamarin
4 5 (1.75%) Sitecore
4 5 (1.75%) Adobe
5 4 (1.40%) Telerik
5 4 (1.40%) Northgate
6 3 (1.05%) Zend
7 2 (0.70%) JD Edwards
7 2 (0.70%) Kony
7 2 (0.70%) Appcelerator
7 2 (0.70%) Twitter
7 2 (0.70%) SAP
8 1 (0.35%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (0.35%) McAfee
8 1 (0.35%) Tableau
8 1 (0.35%) EPiServer
8 1 (0.35%) Sun
8 1 (0.35%) PeopleSoft
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