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 18 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
18 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 138 167 190
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 10.12% 14.07% 12.80%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 34.24% 45.01% 34.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 91 109 116
Average daily rate
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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 £233
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £386 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
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 £33.75 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -0.73%
.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
403 371 547
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 29.57% 31.26% 36.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 269 232 258
Average daily rate £325 £320 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.56% +2.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £390 £418
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 21
Average hourly rate £30.00 £18.00 £25.73
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+66.66% -30.04%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +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 18 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 18 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
Salford +1 7 £320 +30.61% 2
Stockport -2 7 £326 +0.30% 15
Oldham -3 4 - - 1
Altrincham +1 3 £325 -15.58% 5
Bolton - 3 £299 - 8
Wigan +1 2 - - 11
Rochdale - - - -
Sale - - - - 1
Bury - - - - 3
Cheadle - - - - 1
.NET
North West

.NET
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 18 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.

1 232 (78.38%) C#
2 143 (48.31%) ASP.NET
3 139 (46.96%) CSS
4 138 (46.62%) HTML
5 129 (43.58%) MVC
6 126 (42.57%) SQL Server
7 116 (39.19%) JavaScript
8 104 (35.14%) jQuery
9 81 (27.36%) Agile Software Development
10 75 (25.34%) SQL
11 72 (24.32%) Web Services
12 66 (22.30%) WCF
13 61 (20.61%) Microsoft
14 58 (19.59%) ASP.NET MVC
15 54 (18.24%) .NET Framework
16 50 (16.89%) Visual Studio
16 50 (16.89%) SQL Server 2008
17 49 (16.55%) XML
18 48 (16.22%) SharePoint
19 47 (15.88%) HTML5
20 46 (15.54%) TDD
21 40 (13.51%) OO
22 37 (12.50%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
23 33 (11.15%) CSS3
24 31 (10.47%) Team Foundation Server
25 30 (10.14%) OOD
25 30 (10.14%) Scrum
26 29 (9.80%) Ajax
27 28 (9.46%) Finance
28 26 (8.78%) Windows

.NET
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 18 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 (16.22%) SharePoint
2 23 (7.77%) CMS
3 22 (7.43%) SharePoint 2010
4 18 (6.08%) Umbraco
5 15 (5.07%) IIS
6 13 (4.39%) SharePoint 2013
7 7 (2.36%) Adobe CQ
8 6 (2.03%) Sitecore CMS
8 6 (2.03%) BizTalk Server
9 5 (1.69%) Tomcat
9 5 (1.69%) MQSeries
9 5 (1.69%) WebLogic
9 5 (1.69%) WebSphere
9 5 (1.69%) Escenic
10 3 (1.01%) Node.js
10 3 (1.01%) Elasticsearch
10 3 (1.01%) SharePoint Server
11 1 (0.34%) Lync
Applications
1 20 (6.76%) MS Excel
2 6 (2.03%) InfoPath
3 4 (1.35%) MS Office
4 1 (0.34%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.34%) Mingle
4 1 (0.34%) PowerPivot
4 1 (0.34%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.34%) Fireworks
4 1 (0.34%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (0.34%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 16 (5.41%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (3.38%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.68%) Agresso
4 1 (0.34%) Oracle CRM
4 1 (0.34%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.34%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.34%) Dynamics GP
4 1 (0.34%) GoldMine
4 1 (0.34%) Magento
4 1 (0.34%) Tridion
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.35%) Microsoft Azure
1 4 (1.35%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (0.68%) SaaS
2 2 (0.68%) Office 365
3 1 (0.34%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 6 (2.03%) Internet
2 4 (1.35%) Intranet
3 3 (1.01%) DNS
4 2 (0.68%) SSL
5 1 (0.34%) LAN
5 1 (0.34%) WAN
5 1 (0.34%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 126 (42.57%) SQL Server
2 50 (16.89%) SQL Server 2008
3 18 (6.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 14 (4.73%) SQL Server 2005
5 13 (4.39%) SQL Server 2000
6 9 (3.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 8 (2.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 8 (2.70%) SQL Server 2012
8 6 (2.03%) Big Data
8 6 (2.03%) Hadoop
8 6 (2.03%) MySQL
9 3 (1.01%) RavenDB
9 3 (1.01%) Relational Database
10 2 (0.68%) Couchbase
10 2 (0.68%) Oracle Database
10 2 (0.68%) NoSQL
10 2 (0.68%) Oracle Database 10g
10 2 (0.68%) Data Warehouse
10 2 (0.68%) SQLPlus
11 1 (0.34%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 50 (16.89%) Visual Studio
2 31 (10.47%) Team Foundation Server
3 18 (6.08%) NUnit
4 10 (3.38%) TeamCity
5 6 (2.03%) Subversion
6 5 (1.69%) MorphX
6 5 (1.69%) Mercurial
6 5 (1.69%) MSTest
7 4 (1.35%) Axure RP
7 4 (1.35%) Git (software)
7 4 (1.35%) JIRA
8 3 (1.01%) ReSharper
8 3 (1.01%) Toad
9 2 (0.68%) JMeter
9 2 (0.68%) Xcode
9 2 (0.68%) SpecFlow
10 1 (0.34%) Bitbucket
10 1 (0.34%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 1 (0.34%) Eclipse
10 1 (0.34%) Selenium
General
1 28 (9.46%) Finance
2 19 (6.42%) Retail
3 9 (3.04%) Advertising
4 7 (2.36%) Marketing
5 6 (2.03%) Banking
6 3 (1.01%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.34%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.34%) Legal
7 1 (0.34%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.34%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.34%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 252 (85.14%) Developer
2 117 (39.53%) .NET Developer
3 46 (15.54%) C# Developer
4 37 (12.50%) C# .NET Developer
5 30 (10.14%) SharePoint Developer
6 22 (7.43%) ASP.NET Developer
7 15 (5.07%) Senior Developer
7 15 (5.07%) Analyst
8 14 (4.73%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 14 (4.73%) Front-End Developer
9 12 (4.05%) Web Developer
10 11 (3.72%) Software Developer
10 11 (3.72%) Umbraco Developer
11 9 (3.04%) Dynamics AX Developer
11 9 (3.04%) Programmer
12 7 (2.36%) Configuration Manager
12 7 (2.36%) Release Manager
12 7 (2.36%) Consultant
12 7 (2.36%) Senior C# Developer
12 7 (2.36%) Senior .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 143 (48.31%) ASP.NET
2 139 (46.96%) CSS
3 138 (46.62%) HTML
4 104 (35.14%) jQuery
5 72 (24.32%) Web Services
6 66 (22.30%) WCF
7 58 (19.59%) ASP.NET MVC
8 54 (18.24%) .NET Framework
9 49 (16.55%) XML
10 47 (15.88%) HTML5
11 37 (12.50%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
12 33 (11.15%) CSS3
13 29 (9.80%) Ajax
14 25 (8.45%) WPF
14 25 (8.45%) LINQ
15 23 (7.77%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 18 (6.08%) ASP.NET Web API
17 16 (5.41%) XSLT
18 14 (4.73%) SOAP
19 13 (4.39%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 10 (3.38%) Computer Science
2 5 (1.69%) N-Tier
2 5 (1.69%) Web 2.0
2 5 (1.69%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (1.35%) Mobile App
3 4 (1.35%) RIA
3 4 (1.35%) Data Extraction
3 4 (1.35%) Social Media
4 3 (1.01%) Open Source
4 3 (1.01%) User Experience
5 2 (0.68%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (0.68%) Online Banking
5 2 (0.68%) Informatics
5 2 (0.68%) NHS
6 1 (0.34%) Blackberry
6 1 (0.34%) Mainframe
6 1 (0.34%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.34%) Replication
6 1 (0.34%) Clustering
6 1 (0.34%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 26 (8.78%) Windows
2 5 (1.69%) Apple iOS
3 4 (1.35%) Android
4 2 (0.68%) Linux
4 2 (0.68%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (0.68%) UNIX
5 1 (0.34%) Windows Phone
5 1 (0.34%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 129 (43.58%) MVC
2 81 (27.36%) Agile Software Development
3 46 (15.54%) TDD
4 40 (13.51%) OO
5 30 (10.14%) OOD
5 30 (10.14%) Scrum
6 25 (8.45%) Web Development
7 20 (6.76%) Mentoring
8 19 (6.42%) CRM
9 12 (4.05%) Unit Testing
10 11 (3.72%) Migration
11 10 (3.38%) OOP
12 9 (3.04%) BDD
13 8 (2.70%) Continuous Integration
13 8 (2.70%) Time Management
13 8 (2.70%) Business Analysis
14 7 (2.36%) Data Migration
14 7 (2.36%) MVVM
14 7 (2.36%) OOA/OOD
14 7 (2.36%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 232 (78.38%) C#
2 116 (39.19%) JavaScript
3 75 (25.34%) SQL
4 16 (5.41%) T-SQL
4 16 (5.41%) Java
5 14 (4.73%) PL/SQL
5 14 (4.73%) VB.NET
6 13 (4.39%) VB
7 12 (4.05%) PowerShell
8 9 (3.04%) X++
9 7 (2.36%) VB6
10 5 (1.69%) Scala
10 5 (1.69%) XPath
11 4 (1.35%) PHP
12 3 (1.01%) Perl
12 3 (1.01%) C++
12 3 (1.01%) Objective-C
13 2 (0.68%) XAML
13 2 (0.68%) VBA
13 2 (0.68%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 15 (5.07%) Degree
2 2 (0.68%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (0.68%) MCSE
2 2 (0.68%) Security Cleared
3 1 (0.34%) APMP
3 1 (0.34%) GPEN
3 1 (0.34%) OSCP
3 1 (0.34%) CCNP
3 1 (0.34%) CCNA
3 1 (0.34%) ISEB
3 1 (0.34%) CISSP
3 1 (0.34%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (0.34%) RHCE
3 1 (0.34%) CISA
3 1 (0.34%) CISM
3 1 (0.34%) GSEC
3 1 (0.34%) MCTS
3 1 (0.34%) MCITP
3 1 (0.34%) ISTQB
3 1 (0.34%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (2.70%) QA
2 7 (2.36%) HL7
System Software
1 1 (0.34%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 61 (20.61%) Microsoft
2 24 (8.11%) Oracle
3 7 (2.36%) Sitecore
4 6 (2.03%) Adobe
5 5 (1.69%) JBoss
6 4 (1.35%) Northgate
6 4 (1.35%) Twitter
7 3 (1.01%) Zend
7 3 (1.01%) Telerik
8 2 (0.68%) McAfee
8 2 (0.68%) Interwoven
8 2 (0.68%) JD Edwards
9 1 (0.34%) Salesforce.com
9 1 (0.34%) SAP
9 1 (0.34%) Sun
9 1 (0.34%) Citrix
9 1 (0.34%) FatWire
9 1 (0.34%) Open Text
9 1 (0.34%) VMware
9 1 (0.34%) Endeca
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