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 29 January 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
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft .NET (dotNet)
Rank 11 8 6
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -2
Contract jobs citing .NET 140 151 143
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 10.20% 13.47% 14.10%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 38.25% 42.30% 38.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 113 85 99
Average daily rate
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£325 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £214 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £354
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 1
Average hourly rate - £31.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -10.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.00 £33.84 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-5.43% -3.31%
.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
366 357 367
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 26.68% 31.85% 36.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 258 215 228
Average daily rate £325 £350 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +9.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £416 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 1
Average hourly rate - £32.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -8.57%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -7.14%

.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 29 January 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 29 January 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
Stockport -2 3 £300 -20.00% 12
Wigan +3 2 £325 +30.00% 7
Bolton +1 1 £300 - 17
Altrincham -2 1 - - 15
Ashton-under-Lyne - - - -
Cheadle - - - - 3
Rochdale - - - - 2
Salford - - - - 2
.NET
North West

.NET
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 29 January 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.

1 184 (69.70%) C#
2 123 (46.59%) SQL Server
3 121 (45.83%) ASP.NET
4 114 (43.18%) JavaScript
5 111 (42.05%) HTML
6 109 (41.29%) CSS
7 101 (38.26%) MVC
8 84 (31.82%) Agile Software Development
9 74 (28.03%) jQuery
10 68 (25.76%) SQL
11 67 (25.38%) Microsoft
12 65 (24.62%) ASP.NET MVC
13 52 (19.70%) TDD
13 52 (19.70%) Web Services
14 51 (19.32%) Visual Studio
15 46 (17.42%) XML
16 43 (16.29%) .NET Framework
17 39 (14.77%) SQL Server 2008
18 38 (14.39%) Ajax
19 37 (14.02%) T-SQL
19 37 (14.02%) OO
20 36 (13.64%) HTML5
21 35 (13.26%) WCF
22 34 (12.88%) Twitter Bootstrap
23 33 (12.50%) CSS3
24 31 (11.74%) Scrum
25 30 (11.36%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
26 26 (9.85%) Finance
27 25 (9.47%) SharePoint
28 24 (9.09%) MS Excel

.NET
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 25 (9.47%) SharePoint
2 16 (6.06%) CMS
3 10 (3.79%) Umbraco
3 10 (3.79%) SharePoint 2013
4 9 (3.41%) IIS
5 8 (3.03%) Orchard CMS
6 7 (2.65%) SharePoint 2010
7 6 (2.27%) Apache
8 5 (1.89%) Apache Solr
8 5 (1.89%) Apache Spark
9 3 (1.14%) Sitecore CMS
10 2 (0.76%) SharePoint Server
11 1 (0.38%) BizTalk Server
11 1 (0.38%) Tomcat
11 1 (0.38%) WebSphere
11 1 (0.38%) Jetty
11 1 (0.38%) Node.js
11 1 (0.38%) nginx
11 1 (0.38%) Lync
11 1 (0.38%) EPiServer CMS
Applications
1 24 (9.09%) MS Excel
2 9 (3.41%) Mingle
3 2 (0.76%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 2 (0.76%) InfoPath
3 2 (0.76%) MS Office
4 1 (0.38%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 8 (3.03%) Dynamics AX
2 4 (1.52%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.76%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.38%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.89%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (1.14%) Office 365
3 2 (0.76%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.38%) IaaS
4 1 (0.38%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.38%) SaaS
4 1 (0.38%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (2.65%) Internet
2 3 (1.14%) Intranet
3 2 (0.76%) HTTP
3 2 (0.76%) TCP/IP
3 2 (0.76%) DNS
4 1 (0.38%) IPsec
4 1 (0.38%) DHCP
4 1 (0.38%) FTP
4 1 (0.38%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 123 (46.59%) SQL Server
2 39 (14.77%) SQL Server 2008
3 18 (6.82%) SQL Server 2005
4 16 (6.06%) RavenDB
5 13 (4.92%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 13 (4.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 10 (3.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 9 (3.41%) Big Data
8 7 (2.65%) SQL Server 2012
8 7 (2.65%) NoSQL
9 6 (2.27%) Hadoop
10 4 (1.52%) Redis
10 4 (1.52%) Data Warehouse
11 3 (1.14%) Couchbase
12 2 (0.76%) PerformancePoint
12 2 (0.76%) Relational Database
12 2 (0.76%) Oracle Database
12 2 (0.76%) SQLite
12 2 (0.76%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 2 (0.76%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 51 (19.32%) Visual Studio
2 22 (8.33%) Team Foundation Server
3 10 (3.79%) Subversion
4 9 (3.41%) NUnit
5 8 (3.03%) Git (software)
6 5 (1.89%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 4 (1.52%) Axure RP
7 4 (1.52%) MorphX
7 4 (1.52%) Xcode
8 3 (1.14%) JMeter
8 3 (1.14%) Toad
8 3 (1.14%) ReSharper
8 3 (1.14%) Selenium
8 3 (1.14%) Appcelerator Titanium
8 3 (1.14%) TeamCity
9 2 (0.76%) MSTest
9 2 (0.76%) SpecFlow
10 1 (0.38%) QuickTest Pro
10 1 (0.38%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 1 (0.38%) Eclipse
General
1 26 (9.85%) Finance
2 18 (6.82%) Retail
3 5 (1.89%) Advertising
3 5 (1.89%) Marketing
4 3 (1.14%) Back Office
4 3 (1.14%) Telecoms
4 3 (1.14%) Publishing
5 1 (0.38%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.38%) Electronics
5 1 (0.38%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (0.38%) Banking
5 1 (0.38%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 203 (76.89%) Developer
2 102 (38.64%) .NET Developer
3 57 (21.59%) C# Developer
4 37 (14.02%) C# .NET Developer
5 27 (10.23%) ASP.NET Developer
6 19 (7.20%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 18 (6.82%) Senior Developer
8 14 (5.30%) Designer
8 14 (5.30%) SharePoint Developer
8 14 (5.30%) UI Designer
8 14 (5.30%) Architect
9 12 (4.55%) Web Developer
10 10 (3.79%) Senior C# Developer
10 10 (3.79%) Senior .NET Developer
11 8 (3.03%) SQL Developer
12 7 (2.65%) Software Developer
12 7 (2.65%) Software Architect
12 7 (2.65%) Tester
12 7 (2.65%) Interface Designer
12 7 (2.65%) Umbraco Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 121 (45.83%) ASP.NET
2 111 (42.05%) HTML
3 109 (41.29%) CSS
4 74 (28.03%) jQuery
5 65 (24.62%) ASP.NET MVC
6 52 (19.70%) Web Services
7 46 (17.42%) XML
8 43 (16.29%) .NET Framework
9 38 (14.39%) Ajax
10 36 (13.64%) HTML5
11 35 (13.26%) WCF
12 34 (12.88%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 33 (12.50%) CSS3
14 30 (11.36%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
15 21 (7.95%) LINQ
16 20 (7.58%) AngularJS
17 17 (6.44%) XSLT
18 16 (6.06%) REST
19 14 (5.30%) RESTful
19 14 (5.30%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 15 (5.68%) Open Source
2 13 (4.92%) NHS
3 11 (4.17%) Computer Science
4 10 (3.79%) Mobile App
5 9 (3.41%) N-Tier
6 8 (3.03%) User Experience
7 5 (1.89%) Management Information System
7 5 (1.89%) Linked Data
8 4 (1.52%) Enterprise Software
8 4 (1.52%) Informatics
9 3 (1.14%) Data Extraction
9 3 (1.14%) Algorithms
10 2 (0.76%) Data Structures
10 2 (0.76%) Analytical Skills
10 2 (0.76%) Inversion of Control
10 2 (0.76%) Semantic Web
10 2 (0.76%) W3C
11 1 (0.38%) GIS
11 1 (0.38%) BBC
11 1 (0.38%) 3D Graphics
Operating Systems
1 17 (6.44%) Apple iOS
2 13 (4.92%) Android
3 11 (4.17%) Windows
4 7 (2.65%) Linux
5 2 (0.76%) Windows Phone
6 1 (0.38%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.38%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 101 (38.26%) MVC
2 84 (31.82%) Agile Software Development
3 52 (19.70%) TDD
4 37 (14.02%) OO
5 31 (11.74%) Scrum
6 23 (8.71%) Web Development
7 21 (7.95%) SOA
8 20 (7.58%) Mentoring
9 14 (5.30%) Continuous Integration
10 13 (4.92%) OOD
10 13 (4.92%) iOS Development
11 12 (4.55%) Technical Architecture
12 11 (4.17%) Unit Testing
12 11 (4.17%) Software Engineering
12 11 (4.17%) BDD
13 10 (3.79%) E-Commerce
14 9 (3.41%) Android Development
15 8 (3.03%) Migration
16 7 (2.65%) Workflow
16 7 (2.65%) Pair Programming
Programming Languages
1 184 (69.70%) C#
2 114 (43.18%) JavaScript
3 68 (25.76%) SQL
4 37 (14.02%) T-SQL
5 16 (6.06%) Java
5 16 (6.06%) Ruby
6 10 (3.79%) Objective-C
7 9 (3.41%) XPath
8 8 (3.03%) VB.NET
9 7 (2.65%) Python
10 5 (1.89%) XAML
10 5 (1.89%) PL/SQL
10 5 (1.89%) VB
10 5 (1.89%) C++
11 4 (1.52%) SPARQL
11 4 (1.52%) PowerShell
11 4 (1.52%) X++
12 2 (0.76%) VB6
12 2 (0.76%) C
12 2 (0.76%) PHP
Qualifications
1 20 (7.58%) Degree
2 5 (1.89%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (1.89%) Security Cleared
3 3 (1.14%) MCSE
4 2 (0.76%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (0.76%) CCNA
4 2 (0.76%) CCDA
4 2 (0.76%) CCDP
5 1 (0.38%) MCTS
5 1 (0.38%) MCPD
5 1 (0.38%) MCITP
5 1 (0.38%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.14%) HL7
2 2 (0.76%) QA
System Software
1 2 (0.76%) UAG
2 1 (0.38%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.38%) Xen
Systems Management
1 1 (0.38%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (0.38%) Puppet
1 1 (0.38%) Ansible
Vendors
1 67 (25.38%) Microsoft
2 9 (3.41%) Telerik
2 9 (3.41%) Xamarin
3 6 (2.27%) Google
4 5 (1.89%) Oracle
5 4 (1.52%) Northgate
5 4 (1.52%) SAP
6 3 (1.14%) JD Edwards
6 3 (1.14%) Twitter
6 3 (1.14%) Sitecore
7 2 (0.76%) hybris
7 2 (0.76%) Kony
7 2 (0.76%) Appcelerator
7 2 (0.76%) Cisco
7 2 (0.76%) Adobe
7 2 (0.76%) PeopleSoft
8 1 (0.38%) HP
8 1 (0.38%) IBM
8 1 (0.38%) VMware
8 1 (0.38%) Atlassian
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