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 30 September 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
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft .NET (dotNet)
Rank 12 5 7
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +2
Contract jobs citing .NET 139 168 201
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 10.12% 13.97% 13.85%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 34.66% 44.68% 35.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 92 104 119
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 £275 £250 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £382 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 4
Average hourly rate - £18.75 £25.73
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -27.12%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £32.75
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.87%
.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
401 376 559
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 29.21% 31.26% 38.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 267 230 271
Average daily rate £325 £325 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £260 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £424
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 23
Average hourly rate £30.00 £19.50 £25.73
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+53.84% -24.21%
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 30 September 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 30 September 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 -2 7 £326 +0.30% 11
Salford 0 6 £320 +30.61% 1
Oldham -2 4 - -
Bolton - 3 £288 - 11
Altrincham +1 2 £325 -15.58% 4
Wigan +1 1 - - 10
Bury - - - - 3
Cheadle - - - - 1
Rochdale - - - - 1
Sale - - - -
.NET
North West

.NET
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 30 September 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.

1 231 (77.26%) C#
2 145 (48.49%) ASP.NET
3 137 (45.82%) CSS
4 136 (45.48%) HTML
5 129 (43.14%) SQL Server
6 126 (42.14%) MVC
7 117 (39.13%) JavaScript
8 100 (33.44%) jQuery
9 80 (26.76%) Agile Software Development
10 79 (26.42%) SQL
11 72 (24.08%) Web Services
12 64 (21.40%) WCF
13 63 (21.07%) Microsoft
14 60 (20.07%) ASP.NET MVC
15 53 (17.73%) .NET Framework
16 51 (17.06%) Visual Studio
17 50 (16.72%) SQL Server 2008
18 48 (16.05%) SharePoint
19 47 (15.72%) TDD
19 47 (15.72%) XML
20 46 (15.38%) HTML5
21 40 (13.38%) OO
22 38 (12.71%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
23 31 (10.37%) CSS3
23 31 (10.37%) Team Foundation Server
24 30 (10.03%) Ajax
25 29 (9.70%) Web Development
26 27 (9.03%) Finance
27 26 (8.70%) OOD
27 26 (8.70%) Scrum

.NET
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 30 September 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 (16.05%) SharePoint
2 23 (7.69%) CMS
3 20 (6.69%) SharePoint 2010
4 17 (5.69%) Umbraco
5 15 (5.02%) IIS
6 13 (4.35%) SharePoint 2013
7 6 (2.01%) BizTalk Server
7 6 (2.01%) Adobe CQ
8 5 (1.67%) Sitecore CMS
9 4 (1.34%) Escenic
9 4 (1.34%) Tomcat
9 4 (1.34%) MQSeries
9 4 (1.34%) WebLogic
9 4 (1.34%) WebSphere
10 3 (1.00%) SharePoint Server
10 3 (1.00%) Node.js
10 3 (1.00%) Elasticsearch
11 1 (0.33%) Lync
11 1 (0.33%) EPiServer CMS
Applications
1 21 (7.02%) MS Excel
2 5 (1.67%) InfoPath
3 4 (1.34%) MS Office
4 3 (1.00%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 2 (0.67%) PowerPivot
6 1 (0.33%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.33%) Mingle
6 1 (0.33%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.33%) Fireworks
6 1 (0.33%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.33%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 16 (5.35%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (3.34%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.67%) Agresso
4 1 (0.33%) Oracle CRM
4 1 (0.33%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.33%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.33%) Dynamics GP
4 1 (0.33%) GoldMine
4 1 (0.33%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.34%) Microsoft Azure
1 4 (1.34%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (0.67%) SaaS
2 2 (0.67%) Office 365
3 1 (0.33%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 6 (2.01%) Internet
2 4 (1.34%) Intranet
3 3 (1.00%) DNS
4 2 (0.67%) SSL
5 1 (0.33%) LAN
5 1 (0.33%) WAN
5 1 (0.33%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 129 (43.14%) SQL Server
2 50 (16.72%) SQL Server 2008
3 18 (6.02%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 15 (5.02%) SQL Server 2005
5 13 (4.35%) SQL Server 2000
6 10 (3.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 9 (3.01%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 8 (2.68%) SQL Server 2012
9 7 (2.34%) Big Data
10 5 (1.67%) Hadoop
10 5 (1.67%) MySQL
11 3 (1.00%) Data Warehouse
12 2 (0.67%) Oracle Database 10g
12 2 (0.67%) NoSQL
12 2 (0.67%) RavenDB
12 2 (0.67%) Couchbase
12 2 (0.67%) Oracle Database
12 2 (0.67%) Relational Database
13 1 (0.33%) RDBMS
13 1 (0.33%) DB2
Development Applications
1 51 (17.06%) Visual Studio
2 31 (10.37%) Team Foundation Server
3 16 (5.35%) NUnit
4 9 (3.01%) TeamCity
5 6 (2.01%) Subversion
6 5 (1.67%) MorphX
6 5 (1.67%) MSTest
6 5 (1.67%) Mercurial
7 4 (1.34%) Axure RP
7 4 (1.34%) JIRA
8 3 (1.00%) Toad
8 3 (1.00%) Git (software)
9 2 (0.67%) JMeter
9 2 (0.67%) Xcode
9 2 (0.67%) ReSharper
9 2 (0.67%) Selenium
9 2 (0.67%) SpecFlow
10 1 (0.33%) Bitbucket
10 1 (0.33%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 1 (0.33%) WebDriver
General
1 27 (9.03%) Finance
2 20 (6.69%) Retail
3 9 (3.01%) Advertising
3 9 (3.01%) Marketing
4 6 (2.01%) Banking
5 2 (0.67%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.33%) Retail Banking
6 1 (0.33%) Legal
6 1 (0.33%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.33%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.33%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 254 (84.95%) Developer
2 118 (39.46%) .NET Developer
3 48 (16.05%) C# Developer
4 39 (13.04%) C# .NET Developer
5 28 (9.36%) SharePoint Developer
6 22 (7.36%) ASP.NET Developer
7 15 (5.02%) Analyst
8 14 (4.68%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 13 (4.35%) Front-End Developer
9 13 (4.35%) Software Developer
9 13 (4.35%) Senior Developer
10 12 (4.01%) Web Developer
11 10 (3.34%) Umbraco Developer
12 9 (3.01%) Dynamics AX Developer
12 9 (3.01%) Programmer
13 7 (2.34%) Configuration Manager
13 7 (2.34%) Release Manager
13 7 (2.34%) Consultant
13 7 (2.34%) Senior C# Developer
13 7 (2.34%) Dynamics CRM Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 145 (48.49%) ASP.NET
2 137 (45.82%) CSS
3 136 (45.48%) HTML
4 100 (33.44%) jQuery
5 72 (24.08%) Web Services
6 64 (21.40%) WCF
7 60 (20.07%) ASP.NET MVC
8 53 (17.73%) .NET Framework
9 47 (15.72%) XML
10 46 (15.38%) HTML5
11 38 (12.71%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
12 31 (10.37%) CSS3
13 30 (10.03%) Ajax
14 24 (8.03%) LINQ
14 24 (8.03%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 22 (7.36%) WPF
16 18 (6.02%) ASP.NET Web API
17 17 (5.69%) XSLT
18 14 (4.68%) SOAP
18 14 (4.68%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 10 (3.34%) Computer Science
2 8 (2.68%) Mobile App
3 7 (2.34%) N-Tier
4 6 (2.01%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (1.67%) Web 2.0
6 4 (1.34%) Data Extraction
6 4 (1.34%) Social Media
7 3 (1.00%) Open Source
7 3 (1.00%) User Experience
7 3 (1.00%) RIA
8 2 (0.67%) Online Banking
8 2 (0.67%) Informatics
8 2 (0.67%) NHS
9 1 (0.33%) Blackberry
9 1 (0.33%) Mainframe
9 1 (0.33%) GIS
9 1 (0.33%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.33%) Replication
9 1 (0.33%) Clustering
9 1 (0.33%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 25 (8.36%) Windows
2 9 (3.01%) Apple iOS
3 5 (1.67%) Android
4 2 (0.67%) Linux
4 2 (0.67%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (0.67%) UNIX
5 1 (0.33%) Windows Phone
5 1 (0.33%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 126 (42.14%) MVC
2 80 (26.76%) Agile Software Development
3 47 (15.72%) TDD
4 40 (13.38%) OO
5 29 (9.70%) Web Development
6 26 (8.70%) OOD
6 26 (8.70%) Scrum
7 19 (6.35%) CRM
8 18 (6.02%) Mentoring
9 13 (4.35%) Unit Testing
10 11 (3.68%) Migration
11 10 (3.34%) Continuous Integration
11 10 (3.34%) BDD
12 8 (2.68%) Time Management
12 8 (2.68%) Business Analysis
12 8 (2.68%) OOP
13 7 (2.34%) Service Delivery
13 7 (2.34%) Data Migration
14 6 (2.01%) MVVM
14 6 (2.01%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 231 (77.26%) C#
2 117 (39.13%) JavaScript
3 79 (26.42%) SQL
4 20 (6.69%) T-SQL
5 14 (4.68%) VB.NET
5 14 (4.68%) Java
6 13 (4.35%) VB
7 12 (4.01%) PowerShell
8 11 (3.68%) PL/SQL
9 9 (3.01%) X++
10 7 (2.34%) XPath
10 7 (2.34%) VB6
11 6 (2.01%) Objective-C
12 4 (1.34%) Scala
12 4 (1.34%) PHP
13 3 (1.00%) Perl
13 3 (1.00%) C++
13 3 (1.00%) XAML
14 2 (0.67%) VBA
14 2 (0.67%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 15 (5.02%) Degree
2 2 (0.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (0.67%) MCSE
2 2 (0.67%) Security Cleared
3 1 (0.33%) APMP
3 1 (0.33%) GPEN
3 1 (0.33%) OSCP
3 1 (0.33%) CCNP
3 1 (0.33%) CCNA
3 1 (0.33%) ISEB
3 1 (0.33%) CISSP
3 1 (0.33%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (0.33%) RHCE
3 1 (0.33%) CISA
3 1 (0.33%) CISM
3 1 (0.33%) GSEC
3 1 (0.33%) MCTS
3 1 (0.33%) MCITP
3 1 (0.33%) ISTQB
3 1 (0.33%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (2.34%) QA
1 7 (2.34%) HL7
System Software
1 1 (0.33%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 63 (21.07%) Microsoft
2 21 (7.02%) Oracle
3 6 (2.01%) Adobe
3 6 (2.01%) Sitecore
4 4 (1.34%) Twitter
4 4 (1.34%) Xamarin
4 4 (1.34%) JBoss
4 4 (1.34%) Northgate
5 3 (1.00%) Telerik
5 3 (1.00%) Zend
6 2 (0.67%) EPiServer
6 2 (0.67%) McAfee
6 2 (0.67%) Interwoven
6 2 (0.67%) JD Edwards
7 1 (0.33%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (0.33%) SAP
7 1 (0.33%) Sun
7 1 (0.33%) Citrix
7 1 (0.33%) FatWire
7 1 (0.33%) Open Text
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