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 22 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft .NET (dotNet)
Rank 9 5 7
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +2
Contract jobs citing .NET 156 166 176
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 11.76% 13.66% 12.32%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 39.90% 43.01% 35.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 106 103 116
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£325 £310 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.83% +12.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £407 £425 £388
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £322
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +0.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 2
Average hourly rate - £18.75 £25.73
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -27.12%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £34.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+8.69% +9.52%
.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
391 386 502
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 29.46% 31.77% 35.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 256 231 244
Average daily rate £325 £311 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.41% +3.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 8 23
Average hourly rate £30.00 £22.00 £25.73
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+36.36% -14.49%
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 22 August 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 22 August 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
Salford +4 9 £325 +32.65%
Stockport -3 6 £326 +8.66% 17
Bolton - 5 £256 - 8
Wigan +3 3 £275 - 9
Altrincham - 3 £325 - 7
Oldham -3 2 - - 3
Bury - 1 £325 -
Cheadle - 1 - - 1
Rochdale - - - -
Sale - - - - 1
.NET
North West

.NET
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 22 August 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.

1 250 (79.37%) C#
2 158 (50.16%) ASP.NET
3 150 (47.62%) MVC
4 148 (46.98%) CSS
5 144 (45.71%) HTML
6 130 (41.27%) JavaScript
6 130 (41.27%) SQL Server
7 114 (36.19%) jQuery
8 83 (26.35%) SQL
9 74 (23.49%) Web Services
10 73 (23.17%) WCF
11 71 (22.54%) ASP.NET MVC
12 66 (20.95%) Microsoft
13 57 (18.10%) .NET Framework
14 54 (17.14%) Visual Studio
15 51 (16.19%) TDD
15 51 (16.19%) SQL Server 2008
16 48 (15.24%) SharePoint
17 46 (14.60%) XML
18 45 (14.29%) OO
18 45 (14.29%) HTML5
19 40 (12.70%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
20 39 (12.38%) Scrum
20 39 (12.38%) Agile Software Development
21 33 (10.48%) OOD
22 32 (10.16%) WPF
22 32 (10.16%) LINQ
23 31 (9.84%) Finance
24 29 (9.21%) Windows
25 28 (8.89%) CSS3

.NET
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 48 (15.24%) SharePoint
2 24 (7.62%) CMS
3 22 (6.98%) SharePoint 2010
4 20 (6.35%) Umbraco
5 14 (4.44%) IIS
6 13 (4.13%) SharePoint 2013
7 7 (2.22%) Adobe CQ
7 7 (2.22%) Elasticsearch
8 6 (1.90%) BizTalk Server
9 5 (1.59%) WebSphere
9 5 (1.59%) WebLogic
9 5 (1.59%) Tomcat
9 5 (1.59%) MQSeries
9 5 (1.59%) Escenic
9 5 (1.59%) Sitecore CMS
10 3 (0.95%) SharePoint Server
10 3 (0.95%) Node.js
11 1 (0.32%) Lync
Applications
1 20 (6.35%) MS Excel
2 6 (1.90%) InfoPath
3 4 (1.27%) MS Office
4 1 (0.32%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (0.32%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.32%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.32%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.32%) Fireworks
4 1 (0.32%) PowerPivot
4 1 (0.32%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 16 (5.08%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (2.86%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.63%) Agresso
4 1 (0.32%) Oracle CRM
4 1 (0.32%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.32%) GoldMine
4 1 (0.32%) Dynamics GP
4 1 (0.32%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.32%) Tridion
4 1 (0.32%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.27%) Microsoft Azure
1 4 (1.27%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (0.63%) SaaS
2 2 (0.63%) Office 365
3 1 (0.32%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 6 (1.90%) Intranet
2 5 (1.59%) Internet
3 2 (0.63%) SSL
3 2 (0.63%) DNS
4 1 (0.32%) LAN
4 1 (0.32%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 130 (41.27%) SQL Server
2 51 (16.19%) SQL Server 2008
3 21 (6.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 17 (5.40%) SQL Server 2005
5 13 (4.13%) SQL Server 2000
6 11 (3.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 9 (2.86%) RavenDB
7 9 (2.86%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 8 (2.54%) SQL Server 2012
9 6 (1.90%) Hadoop
9 6 (1.90%) Big Data
9 6 (1.90%) MySQL
10 4 (1.27%) Relational Database
10 4 (1.27%) Data Warehouse
11 3 (0.95%) QlikView
11 3 (0.95%) NoSQL
12 2 (0.63%) Oracle Database
12 2 (0.63%) Couchbase
12 2 (0.63%) Oracle Database 10g
12 2 (0.63%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 54 (17.14%) Visual Studio
2 23 (7.30%) NUnit
2 23 (7.30%) Team Foundation Server
3 11 (3.49%) ReSharper
4 10 (3.17%) TeamCity
4 10 (3.17%) Git (software)
5 7 (2.22%) MSTest
6 5 (1.59%) Subversion
6 5 (1.59%) SpecFlow
6 5 (1.59%) Mercurial
7 4 (1.27%) MorphX
7 4 (1.27%) JIRA
8 3 (0.95%) Moq
9 2 (0.63%) Axure RP
10 1 (0.32%) Xcode
10 1 (0.32%) Selenium
10 1 (0.32%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 1 (0.32%) JMeter
10 1 (0.32%) Bitbucket
10 1 (0.32%) LLBLGen Pro
General
1 31 (9.84%) Finance
2 21 (6.67%) Retail
3 9 (2.86%) Marketing
4 8 (2.54%) Telecoms
4 8 (2.54%) Advertising
5 6 (1.90%) Banking
6 1 (0.32%) Billing
6 1 (0.32%) Legal
6 1 (0.32%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.32%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.32%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 274 (86.98%) Developer
2 138 (43.81%) .NET Developer
3 53 (16.83%) C# Developer
4 43 (13.65%) C# .NET Developer
5 29 (9.21%) SharePoint Developer
6 28 (8.89%) ASP.NET Developer
7 19 (6.03%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 18 (5.71%) Senior Developer
9 17 (5.40%) Analyst
9 17 (5.40%) Web Developer
10 15 (4.76%) Front-End Developer
11 12 (3.81%) Umbraco Developer
12 11 (3.49%) Software Developer
13 9 (2.86%) Programmer
14 8 (2.54%) Dynamics AX Developer
14 8 (2.54%) Senior .NET Developer
15 7 (2.22%) Senior C# Developer
15 7 (2.22%) Dynamics CRM Developer
15 7 (2.22%) CRM Developer
16 6 (1.90%) UI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 158 (50.16%) ASP.NET
2 148 (46.98%) CSS
3 144 (45.71%) HTML
4 114 (36.19%) jQuery
5 74 (23.49%) Web Services
6 73 (23.17%) WCF
7 71 (22.54%) ASP.NET MVC
8 57 (18.10%) .NET Framework
9 46 (14.60%) XML
10 45 (14.29%) HTML5
11 40 (12.70%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
12 32 (10.16%) WPF
12 32 (10.16%) LINQ
13 28 (8.89%) CSS3
14 25 (7.94%) Ajax
15 22 (6.98%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 20 (6.35%) ASP.NET MVC 4
17 18 (5.71%) ASP.NET Web Forms
18 17 (5.40%) ASP.NET Web API
18 17 (5.40%) Backbone.js
Miscellaneous
1 11 (3.49%) Computer Science
2 6 (1.90%) RIA
3 5 (1.59%) Web 2.0
3 5 (1.59%) Mobile App
4 4 (1.27%) Enterprise Software
4 4 (1.27%) Open Source
4 4 (1.27%) N-Tier
5 3 (0.95%) Online Banking
5 3 (0.95%) Social Media
5 3 (0.95%) Inversion of Control
6 2 (0.63%) NHS
6 2 (0.63%) W3C
7 1 (0.32%) Replication
7 1 (0.32%) Mathematics
7 1 (0.32%) Graphic Design
7 1 (0.32%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.32%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.32%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.32%) Blackberry
7 1 (0.32%) Linked Data
Operating Systems
1 29 (9.21%) Windows
2 3 (0.95%) Apple iOS
3 2 (0.63%) Android
3 2 (0.63%) Linux
3 2 (0.63%) UNIX
4 1 (0.32%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (0.32%) Windows XP
4 1 (0.32%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 150 (47.62%) MVC
2 51 (16.19%) TDD
3 45 (14.29%) OO
4 39 (12.38%) Scrum
4 39 (12.38%) Agile Software Development
5 33 (10.48%) OOD
6 20 (6.35%) Web Development
7 19 (6.03%) CRM
8 17 (5.40%) Unit Testing
8 17 (5.40%) Continuous Integration
9 15 (4.76%) OOP
10 10 (3.17%) Domain-Driven Design
10 10 (3.17%) BDD
10 10 (3.17%) Business Analysis
11 9 (2.86%) MVVM
12 8 (2.54%) Time Management
12 8 (2.54%) Migration
13 7 (2.22%) E-Commerce
13 7 (2.22%) OOA/OOD
13 7 (2.22%) UML
Programming Languages
1 250 (79.37%) C#
2 130 (41.27%) JavaScript
3 83 (26.35%) SQL
4 19 (6.03%) T-SQL
5 15 (4.76%) VB.NET
5 15 (4.76%) Java
6 13 (4.13%) VB
7 12 (3.81%) PL/SQL
8 11 (3.49%) PowerShell
9 8 (2.54%) X++
10 7 (2.22%) VB6
11 5 (1.59%) Scala
12 4 (1.27%) PHP
13 3 (0.95%) XPath
13 3 (0.95%) Perl
13 3 (0.95%) C++
14 2 (0.63%) XAML
14 2 (0.63%) C
14 2 (0.63%) VBA
14 2 (0.63%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 23 (7.30%) Degree
2 3 (0.95%) ISTQB
2 3 (0.95%) ISEB
3 2 (0.63%) Security Cleared
4 1 (0.32%) GSEC
4 1 (0.32%) MCSE
4 1 (0.32%) CISA
4 1 (0.32%) CISM
4 1 (0.32%) CCNP
4 1 (0.32%) CCNA
4 1 (0.32%) CISSP
4 1 (0.32%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (0.32%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (0.32%) RHCE
4 1 (0.32%) GPEN
4 1 (0.32%) OSCP
4 1 (0.32%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.32%) APMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (2.22%) QA
2 5 (1.59%) HL7
3 1 (0.32%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 3 (0.95%) Varnish
Vendors
1 66 (20.95%) Microsoft
2 26 (8.25%) Oracle
3 6 (1.90%) Sitecore
3 6 (1.90%) Twitter
3 6 (1.90%) Adobe
4 5 (1.59%) JBoss
5 3 (0.95%) Zend
6 2 (0.63%) Interwoven
6 2 (0.63%) McAfee
6 2 (0.63%) JD Edwards
6 2 (0.63%) Open Text
6 2 (0.63%) Telerik
7 1 (0.32%) VMware
7 1 (0.32%) FatWire
7 1 (0.32%) Endeca
7 1 (0.32%) SAP
7 1 (0.32%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (0.32%) Sun
7 1 (0.32%) Citrix
7 1 (0.32%) Xamarin
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