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 4 August 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
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft .NET (dotNet)
Rank 24 9 7
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -2
Contract jobs citing .NET 100 161 140
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 6.04% 12.89% 12.28%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 26.11% 43.99% 39.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 75 106 91
Average daily rate
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£325 £325 £305
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £282 £270 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £400 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £18.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.25 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+12.66% +7.14%
.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
383 366 359
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 23.11% 29.30% 31.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 270 234 207
Average daily rate £350 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £270 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £400 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 5 9
Average hourly rate £40.00 £28.75 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+39.13% +30.68%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.00 £28.75 £13.61
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £30.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 £34.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+16.17% -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 4 August 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 4 August 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 -1 4 £325 +26.82% 14
Salford -3 2 £328 +0.76% 3
Bury +2 1 £220 -32.30% 6
Oldham -1 1 £325 - 2
Stockport -3 1 - - 13
Sale - 1 £275 -
.NET
North West

.NET
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 4 August 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.

1 139 (62.33%) C#
2 88 (39.46%) SQL Server
2 88 (39.46%) ASP.NET
3 86 (38.57%) JavaScript
4 84 (37.67%) Agile Software Development
5 83 (37.22%) MVC
6 72 (32.29%) HTML
7 65 (29.15%) CSS
8 60 (26.91%) SQL
8 60 (26.91%) jQuery
9 43 (19.28%) Microsoft
10 41 (18.39%) Java
11 38 (17.04%) ASP.NET MVC
12 37 (16.59%) WCF
13 35 (15.70%) Visual Studio
14 34 (15.25%) CMS
14 34 (15.25%) Scrum
15 30 (13.45%) TDD
15 30 (13.45%) .NET Framework
16 26 (11.66%) HTML5
16 26 (11.66%) AngularJS
17 25 (11.21%) Entity Framework
18 24 (10.76%) Unit Testing
19 23 (10.31%) Finance
20 22 (9.87%) Web Services
21 21 (9.42%) Continuous Integration
21 21 (9.42%) Ajax
22 20 (8.97%) SharePoint
23 19 (8.52%) OO
23 19 (8.52%) LINQ

.NET
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 4 August 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 34 (15.25%) CMS
2 20 (8.97%) SharePoint
3 16 (7.17%) IIS
4 15 (6.73%) Umbraco
5 13 (5.83%) Sitecore CMS
5 13 (5.83%) Node.js
6 6 (2.69%) Tomcat
7 5 (2.24%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 4 (1.79%) SharePoint 2013
8 4 (1.79%) WebSphere
9 3 (1.35%) Jetty
9 3 (1.35%) Elasticsearch
9 3 (1.35%) nginx
9 3 (1.35%) SharePoint 2010
10 2 (0.90%) Sitefinity
10 2 (0.90%) LiveCycle
10 2 (0.90%) JBoss
10 2 (0.90%) Apache
11 1 (0.45%) BizTalk Server
11 1 (0.45%) EPiServer CMS
Applications
1 11 (4.93%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.90%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.45%) MS Project
3 1 (0.45%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 8 (3.59%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (2.69%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.45%) Tridion
3 1 (0.45%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.79%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (1.35%) SaaS
2 3 (1.35%) Cloud Computing
2 3 (1.35%) Amazon EC2
2 3 (1.35%) Office 365
2 3 (1.35%) Google Cloud Platform
2 3 (1.35%) Google App Engine
3 2 (0.90%) IaaS
3 2 (0.90%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.90%) PaaS
4 1 (0.45%) Google Drive
Communications & Networking
1 5 (2.24%) HTTP
1 5 (2.24%) DNS
2 3 (1.35%) TCP/IP
2 3 (1.35%) DHCP
2 3 (1.35%) FTP
2 3 (1.35%) Internet
2 3 (1.35%) IPsec
3 2 (0.90%) SSH
3 2 (0.90%) Extranet
3 2 (0.90%) SMTP
3 2 (0.90%) SNMP
3 2 (0.90%) SSL
3 2 (0.90%) Intranet
4 1 (0.45%) VPN
4 1 (0.45%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 88 (39.46%) SQL Server
2 15 (6.73%) SQL Server 2008
3 11 (4.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 8 (3.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 8 (3.59%) SQL Server 2012
5 7 (3.14%) MySQL
6 6 (2.69%) SQL Server 2005
6 6 (2.69%) Oracle Database
6 6 (2.69%) Relational Database
6 6 (2.69%) RavenDB
7 5 (2.24%) NoSQL
7 5 (2.24%) Oracle Database 10g
7 5 (2.24%) Data Warehouse
8 4 (1.79%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 3 (1.35%) OLAP
9 3 (1.35%) RDBMS
9 3 (1.35%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 3 (1.35%) Couchbase
10 2 (0.90%) SAP Data Services
10 2 (0.90%) DTS
Development Applications
1 35 (15.70%) Visual Studio
2 18 (8.07%) Team Foundation Server
3 15 (6.73%) Git (software)
4 10 (4.48%) Selenium
5 9 (4.04%) JIRA
6 7 (3.14%) ReSharper
6 7 (3.14%) Subversion
7 6 (2.69%) TeamCity
7 6 (2.69%) SpecFlow
8 5 (2.24%) Jenkins
8 5 (2.24%) NUnit
9 3 (1.35%) JMeter
9 3 (1.35%) WebDriver
10 2 (0.90%) MSTest
10 2 (0.90%) Mercurial
10 2 (0.90%) Cucumber
10 2 (0.90%) HP UFT
10 2 (0.90%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 2 (0.90%) Oracle APEX
11 1 (0.45%) FitNesse
General
1 23 (10.31%) Finance
2 10 (4.48%) Pharmaceutical
3 7 (3.14%) Telecoms
4 6 (2.69%) Retail
5 4 (1.79%) Back Office
6 2 (0.90%) Banking
7 1 (0.45%) Marketing
7 1 (0.45%) Legal
7 1 (0.45%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 161 (72.20%) Developer
2 93 (41.70%) .NET Developer
3 26 (11.66%) C# Developer
4 21 (9.42%) C# .NET Developer
5 18 (8.07%) ASP.NET Developer
6 15 (6.73%) Web Developer
7 12 (5.38%) Architect
7 12 (5.38%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 11 (4.93%) Analyst
9 9 (4.04%) Project Manager
9 9 (4.04%) Senior Developer
10 8 (3.59%) Consultant
11 7 (3.14%) Front-End Developer
11 7 (3.14%) Senior .NET Developer
12 6 (2.69%) Dynamics CRM Developer
12 6 (2.69%) Digital Project Manager
12 6 (2.69%) Software Developer
12 6 (2.69%) Software Architect
12 6 (2.69%) Solutions Architect
12 6 (2.69%) CRM Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 88 (39.46%) ASP.NET
2 72 (32.29%) HTML
3 65 (29.15%) CSS
4 60 (26.91%) jQuery
5 38 (17.04%) ASP.NET MVC
6 37 (16.59%) WCF
7 30 (13.45%) .NET Framework
8 26 (11.66%) HTML5
8 26 (11.66%) AngularJS
9 25 (11.21%) Entity Framework
10 22 (9.87%) Web Services
11 21 (9.42%) Ajax
12 19 (8.52%) LINQ
13 13 (5.83%) CSS3
14 12 (5.38%) ASP.NET MVC 4
14 12 (5.38%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 12 (5.38%) XML
15 11 (4.93%) JSON
16 10 (4.48%) WPF
17 9 (4.04%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 14 (6.28%) Enterprise Software
2 7 (3.14%) Mobile App
2 7 (3.14%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (1.79%) Inversion of Control
3 4 (1.79%) NHS
4 3 (1.35%) N-Tier
5 2 (0.90%) Computer Science
5 2 (0.90%) Social Network
5 2 (0.90%) User Experience
6 1 (0.45%) Public Cloud
6 1 (0.45%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.45%) IVR
6 1 (0.45%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 15 (6.73%) Windows
1 15 (6.73%) Linux
2 12 (5.38%) Apple iOS
3 11 (4.93%) Android
4 4 (1.79%) UNIX
5 2 (0.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (0.90%) Mac OS X
6 1 (0.45%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.45%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.45%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 84 (37.67%) Agile Software Development
2 83 (37.22%) MVC
3 34 (15.25%) Scrum
4 30 (13.45%) TDD
5 24 (10.76%) Unit Testing
6 21 (9.42%) Continuous Integration
7 19 (8.52%) OO
8 16 (7.17%) SOA
9 14 (6.28%) BDD
10 13 (5.83%) OOP
11 10 (4.48%) CRM
11 10 (4.48%) Web Development
11 10 (4.48%) SDLC
12 9 (4.04%) Mentoring
12 9 (4.04%) iOS Development
13 8 (3.59%) Android Development
13 8 (3.59%) OOD
14 7 (3.14%) ERP
14 7 (3.14%) Software Engineering
14 7 (3.14%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 139 (62.33%) C#
2 86 (38.57%) JavaScript
3 60 (26.91%) SQL
4 41 (18.39%) Java
5 11 (4.93%) T-SQL
6 8 (3.59%) VB.NET
7 7 (3.14%) PHP
8 6 (2.69%) PL/SQL
9 5 (2.24%) Python
9 5 (2.24%) PowerShell
10 4 (1.79%) VB
10 4 (1.79%) Ruby
10 4 (1.79%) C++
11 3 (1.35%) Bash Shell
12 2 (0.90%) X++
12 2 (0.90%) PHP5
13 1 (0.45%) TypeScript
13 1 (0.45%) C
13 1 (0.45%) Perl
13 1 (0.45%) XPath
Qualifications
1 8 (3.59%) Degree
2 3 (1.35%) Security Cleared
3 2 (0.90%) DV Cleared
4 1 (0.45%) ISEB
4 1 (0.45%) PMP
4 1 (0.45%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (4.04%) QA
2 2 (0.90%) HL7
3 1 (0.45%) SLA
3 1 (0.45%) GAAP
System Software
1 5 (2.24%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (1.35%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.45%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.45%) Docker
Systems Management
1 5 (2.24%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (1.79%) Puppet
3 3 (1.35%) Hyperic
4 2 (0.90%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.45%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 43 (19.28%) Microsoft
2 17 (7.62%) Sitecore
3 13 (5.83%) Oracle
4 10 (4.48%) Twitter
5 6 (2.69%) Xamarin
6 5 (2.24%) Google
6 5 (2.24%) VMware
7 4 (1.79%) JD Edwards
8 2 (0.90%) Telerik
8 2 (0.90%) PeopleSoft
8 2 (0.90%) SAP
8 2 (0.90%) Adobe
8 2 (0.90%) Red Hat
8 2 (0.90%) Facebook
9 1 (0.45%) ServiceNow
9 1 (0.45%) Actian
9 1 (0.45%) Talend
9 1 (0.45%) Apple
9 1 (0.45%) Avaya
9 1 (0.45%) IBM
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Posted: 12 hours ago
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Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
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Uniting Ambition
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Real Staffing
Rate: £400 - £500 per day + negotiable
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Circle Recruitment
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
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Senitor Associates
Rate: £300 - £320 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
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Rate: £300 - £365 per day + competitive
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Rate: £300 - £350 per day
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Rate: £300 - £325 per annum
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Rate: £300 - £315 per day
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