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 1 April 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
1 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft .NET (dotNet)
Rank 19 10 5
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -5
Contract jobs citing .NET 117 163 126
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 6.99% 12.46% 12.84%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 28.89% 39.76% 42.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 91 65
Average daily rate
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£325 £350 £290
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +20.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £227
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £390 £365
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 11
Average hourly rate - £33.00 £33.00
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 Manchester region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
405 410 297
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 24.19% 31.35% 30.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 261 251 159
Average daily rate £330 £350 £295
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% +18.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £231
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £370
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 13
Average hourly rate £37.50 £33.00 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.63% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £20.70 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £94.20 £160.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+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 1 April 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 1 April 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
Bolton 0 7 £319 -15.00% 9
Stockport +1 5 £330 -5.71% 12
Altrincham -1 5 - - 7
Rochdale +2 1 - - 1
Bury -2 1 £275 -26.66% 2
Oldham - 1 - - 5
Cheadle - - - - 1
Ashton-under-Lyne - - - - 1
Sale - - - - 4
Salford - - - - 3
Wigan - - - - 5
.NET
North West

.NET
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 1 April 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.

1 188 (67.63%) C#
2 125 (44.96%) ASP.NET
3 124 (44.60%) SQL Server
4 121 (43.53%) JavaScript
5 109 (39.21%) MVC
6 103 (37.05%) HTML
7 101 (36.33%) CSS
8 88 (31.65%) Agile Software Development
9 78 (28.06%) jQuery
10 72 (25.90%) SQL
11 68 (24.46%) Microsoft
12 64 (23.02%) ASP.NET MVC
13 57 (20.50%) Visual Studio
14 55 (19.78%) .NET Framework
15 47 (16.91%) Web Services
16 46 (16.55%) TDD
17 40 (14.39%) Scrum
17 40 (14.39%) XML
17 40 (14.39%) Entity Framework
18 36 (12.95%) WCF
19 34 (12.23%) Ajax
20 33 (11.87%) T-SQL
21 32 (11.51%) OO
21 32 (11.51%) HTML5
22 31 (11.15%) CSS3
23 30 (10.79%) LINQ
24 29 (10.43%) Finance
25 27 (9.71%) SQL Server 2008
26 26 (9.35%) Twitter Bootstrap
27 25 (8.99%) Java

.NET
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 1 April 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 (7.19%) CMS
1 20 (7.19%) SharePoint
2 13 (4.68%) Umbraco
3 8 (2.88%) IIS
3 8 (2.88%) SharePoint 2013
3 8 (2.88%) Orchard CMS
4 6 (2.16%) Apache
4 6 (2.16%) SharePoint 2010
5 5 (1.80%) Apache Solr
5 5 (1.80%) Apache Spark
6 4 (1.44%) Sitecore CMS
7 3 (1.08%) Node.js
7 3 (1.08%) Elasticsearch
8 2 (0.72%) SharePoint Server
8 2 (0.72%) Sitefinity
9 1 (0.36%) Jetty
9 1 (0.36%) nginx
9 1 (0.36%) Confluence
9 1 (0.36%) EPiServer CMS
9 1 (0.36%) WebSphere
Applications
1 20 (7.19%) MS Excel
2 9 (3.24%) Mingle
3 2 (0.72%) InfoPath
3 2 (0.72%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 1 (0.36%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 11 (3.96%) Dynamics AX
2 9 (3.24%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.36%) Google Analytics
3 1 (0.36%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.36%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.80%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (1.08%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (1.08%) Office 365
3 1 (0.36%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.36%) SaaS
3 1 (0.36%) PaaS
3 1 (0.36%) IaaS
3 1 (0.36%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 5 (1.80%) Internet
2 3 (1.08%) Intranet
3 2 (0.72%) HTTP
4 1 (0.36%) AMQP
4 1 (0.36%) DHCP
4 1 (0.36%) FTP
4 1 (0.36%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.36%) DNS
4 1 (0.36%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 124 (44.60%) SQL Server
2 27 (9.71%) SQL Server 2008
3 20 (7.19%) RavenDB
4 14 (5.04%) SQL Server 2005
4 14 (5.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 12 (4.32%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 11 (3.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 9 (3.24%) SQL Server 2012
8 7 (2.52%) Big Data
8 7 (2.52%) NoSQL
9 6 (2.16%) Hadoop
10 5 (1.80%) Oracle Database
11 4 (1.44%) OLAP
11 4 (1.44%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 4 (1.44%) Redis
12 3 (1.08%) Couchbase
12 3 (1.08%) Relational Database
12 3 (1.08%) SQLite
12 3 (1.08%) Data Warehouse
12 3 (1.08%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 57 (20.50%) Visual Studio
2 18 (6.47%) Git (software)
3 17 (6.12%) Team Foundation Server
4 12 (4.32%) Subversion
5 9 (3.24%) NUnit
6 6 (2.16%) ReSharper
7 5 (1.80%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 5 (1.80%) JIRA
8 4 (1.44%) JMeter
8 4 (1.44%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 3 (1.08%) TeamCity
9 3 (1.08%) MSTest
9 3 (1.08%) Appcelerator Titanium
9 3 (1.08%) Xcode
9 3 (1.08%) Selenium
10 2 (0.72%) QuickTest Pro
10 2 (0.72%) MorphX
10 2 (0.72%) Axure RP
10 2 (0.72%) SpecFlow
10 2 (0.72%) Mercurial
General
1 29 (10.43%) Finance
2 17 (6.12%) Retail
3 7 (2.52%) Telecoms
4 6 (2.16%) Back Office
5 3 (1.08%) Publishing
6 2 (0.72%) Marketing
6 2 (0.72%) Advertising
7 1 (0.36%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.36%) Electronics
7 1 (0.36%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 214 (76.98%) Developer
2 119 (42.81%) .NET Developer
3 62 (22.30%) C# Developer
4 40 (14.39%) C# .NET Developer
5 29 (10.43%) ASP.NET Developer
6 20 (7.19%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 19 (6.83%) Senior Developer
8 15 (5.40%) Web Developer
9 14 (5.04%) Architect
10 11 (3.96%) UI Designer
10 11 (3.96%) Designer
10 11 (3.96%) Umbraco Developer
11 9 (3.24%) SharePoint Developer
11 9 (3.24%) Senior C# Developer
11 9 (3.24%) Senior .NET Developer
11 9 (3.24%) Analyst
12 8 (2.88%) Tester
13 7 (2.52%) Mobile Developer
13 7 (2.52%) .NET Web Developer
13 7 (2.52%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 125 (44.96%) ASP.NET
2 103 (37.05%) HTML
3 101 (36.33%) CSS
4 78 (28.06%) jQuery
5 64 (23.02%) ASP.NET MVC
6 55 (19.78%) .NET Framework
7 47 (16.91%) Web Services
8 40 (14.39%) XML
8 40 (14.39%) Entity Framework
9 36 (12.95%) WCF
10 34 (12.23%) Ajax
11 32 (11.51%) HTML5
12 31 (11.15%) CSS3
13 30 (10.79%) LINQ
14 26 (9.35%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 22 (7.91%) AngularJS
16 15 (5.40%) XHTML
17 13 (4.68%) WPF
18 12 (4.32%) XSLT
18 12 (4.32%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 14 (5.04%) Open Source
2 13 (4.68%) Computer Science
2 13 (4.68%) NHS
3 10 (3.60%) Enterprise Software
4 8 (2.88%) User Experience
4 8 (2.88%) Mobile App
5 5 (1.80%) Linked Data
5 5 (1.80%) N-Tier
5 5 (1.80%) Management Information System
6 4 (1.44%) Algorithms
7 3 (1.08%) Data Structures
7 3 (1.08%) Analytical Skills
8 2 (0.72%) W3C
8 2 (0.72%) Informatics
8 2 (0.72%) Inversion of Control
8 2 (0.72%) Semantic Web
9 1 (0.36%) Public Cloud
9 1 (0.36%) BBC
9 1 (0.36%) 3D Graphics
9 1 (0.36%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 14 (5.04%) Windows
2 13 (4.68%) Apple iOS
3 12 (4.32%) Linux
3 12 (4.32%) Android
4 3 (1.08%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 109 (39.21%) MVC
2 88 (31.65%) Agile Software Development
3 46 (16.55%) TDD
4 40 (14.39%) Scrum
5 32 (11.51%) OO
6 22 (7.91%) SOA
7 21 (7.55%) Mentoring
8 20 (7.19%) Web Development
9 19 (6.83%) Unit Testing
9 19 (6.83%) Continuous Integration
10 13 (4.68%) Technical Architecture
10 13 (4.68%) OOD
11 11 (3.96%) BDD
11 11 (3.96%) iOS Development
11 11 (3.96%) E-Commerce
12 10 (3.60%) CRM
12 10 (3.60%) Software Engineering
12 10 (3.60%) Android Development
13 9 (3.24%) Mobile Development
13 9 (3.24%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 188 (67.63%) C#
2 121 (43.53%) JavaScript
3 72 (25.90%) SQL
4 33 (11.87%) T-SQL
5 25 (8.99%) Java
6 15 (5.40%) Ruby
7 11 (3.96%) VB.NET
8 6 (2.16%) C++
8 6 (2.16%) Python
8 6 (2.16%) XPath
8 6 (2.16%) Objective-C
9 5 (1.80%) VB
10 4 (1.44%) SPARQL
11 3 (1.08%) PowerShell
11 3 (1.08%) X++
11 3 (1.08%) PHP
12 2 (0.72%) XAML
12 2 (0.72%) C
12 2 (0.72%) VB6
13 1 (0.36%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 21 (7.55%) Degree
2 8 (2.88%) Security Cleared
3 4 (1.44%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (1.44%) DV Cleared
4 2 (0.72%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (0.72%) CCNA
4 2 (0.72%) CCDA
4 2 (0.72%) CCDP
4 2 (0.72%) MCSE
5 1 (0.36%) MCPD
5 1 (0.36%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.08%) QA
2 1 (0.36%) HL7
2 1 (0.36%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (0.72%) UAG
2 1 (0.36%) Hyper-V
2 1 (0.36%) Xen
2 1 (0.36%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (1.08%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.36%) Puppet
2 1 (0.36%) Ansible
2 1 (0.36%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 68 (24.46%) Microsoft
2 12 (4.32%) Oracle
3 8 (2.88%) Telerik
3 8 (2.88%) Xamarin
3 8 (2.88%) Twitter
4 7 (2.52%) Google
4 7 (2.52%) JD Edwards
5 5 (1.80%) SAP
6 4 (1.44%) PeopleSoft
6 4 (1.44%) Sitecore
7 3 (1.08%) Appcelerator
7 3 (1.08%) Kony
8 2 (0.72%) Adobe
8 2 (0.72%) Cisco
8 2 (0.72%) Atlassian
8 2 (0.72%) hybris
9 1 (0.36%) EPiServer
9 1 (0.36%) ServiceNow
9 1 (0.36%) VMware
9 1 (0.36%) Business Objects
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