The first table below looks at the demand 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 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category for the Manchester region.

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 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft .NET (dotNet)
Rank 8 5 4
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -1
Contract jobs citing .NET 180 130 190
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 12.72% 13.47% 13.70%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 43.80% 45.14% 45.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 101 63 118
Average daily rate £325 £290 £270
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.06% +7.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £225 £176
10% offered a daily rate of more than £390 £350 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 11 5
Average hourly rate - £33.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +106.25%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £29.16
% change year-on-year
- +20.02%
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
411 288 421
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 29.05% 29.84% 30.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 256 148 265
Average daily rate £325 £295 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.16% -1.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £230 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £372 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £333 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.46% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 19 17
Average hourly rate £135.00 £31.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+328.57% +80.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
- +12.90%
.NET
North West

.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 April 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 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Altrincham +5 15 £305 - 10
Bolton - 11 £375 - 13
Stockport -1 5 £275 - 11
Salford +4 2 - - 2
Bury - 2 £375 - 2
Wigan -3 1 - - 3
Cheadle - - - -
Oldham - - - - 1
Rochdale - - - - 2
.NET
North West

.NET
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 18 April 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.

1 245 (76.09%) C#
2 175 (54.35%) ASP.NET
3 144 (44.72%) MVC
4 138 (42.86%) SQL Server
5 134 (41.61%) HTML
6 124 (38.51%) JavaScript
7 122 (37.89%) CSS
8 105 (32.61%) SQL
9 95 (29.50%) jQuery
10 87 (27.02%) Web Services
11 83 (25.78%) ASP.NET MVC
12 70 (21.74%) WCF
13 61 (18.94%) XML
14 60 (18.63%) HTML5
15 58 (18.01%) Microsoft
16 56 (17.39%) Scrum
17 55 (17.08%) Agile Software Development
18 52 (16.15%) TDD
19 50 (15.53%) Visual Studio
20 45 (13.98%) SharePoint
21 43 (13.35%) .NET Framework
22 39 (12.11%) SOAP
23 38 (11.80%) SQL Server 2008
24 37 (11.49%) Finance
24 37 (11.49%) OO
24 37 (11.49%) T-SQL
25 36 (11.18%) LINQ
26 35 (10.87%) CSS3
27 33 (10.25%) CMS
28 32 (9.94%) Degree

.NET
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 45 (13.98%) SharePoint
2 33 (10.25%) CMS
3 20 (6.21%) SharePoint 2010
4 11 (3.42%) Umbraco
4 11 (3.42%) Sitecore CMS
5 10 (3.11%) SharePoint Server
6 9 (2.80%) Adobe CQ
7 8 (2.48%) IIS
8 7 (2.17%) SharePoint 2013
8 7 (2.17%) Elasticsearch
9 6 (1.86%) Jadu
9 6 (1.86%) Escenic
9 6 (1.86%) Node.js
9 6 (1.86%) WebSphere
9 6 (1.86%) BizTalk Server
9 6 (1.86%) WebLogic
9 6 (1.86%) Tomcat
9 6 (1.86%) MQSeries
10 2 (0.62%) Orchard CMS
10 2 (0.62%) Apache
Applications
1 15 (4.66%) MS Excel
2 7 (2.17%) MS PowerPoint
3 4 (1.24%) InfoPath
3 4 (1.24%) MS Office
4 3 (0.93%) Mingle
5 1 (0.31%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.31%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 14 (4.35%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.31%) Agresso
2 1 (0.31%) Tridion
2 1 (0.31%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.31%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.93%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (0.62%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (0.62%) SaaS
3 1 (0.31%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 12 (3.73%) Intranet
2 5 (1.55%) WAN
2 5 (1.55%) TCP/IP
3 4 (1.24%) SAN
3 4 (1.24%) DNS
3 4 (1.24%) Internet
4 3 (0.93%) LAN
4 3 (0.93%) FTP
4 3 (0.93%) Firewall
5 2 (0.62%) NAS
5 2 (0.62%) SSL
5 2 (0.62%) DHCP
5 2 (0.62%) VoIP
6 1 (0.31%) DSL
6 1 (0.31%) SMS
6 1 (0.31%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 138 (42.86%) SQL Server
2 38 (11.80%) SQL Server 2008
3 22 (6.83%) SQL Server 2005
4 18 (5.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 14 (4.35%) RavenDB
6 10 (3.11%) SQL Server 2012
6 10 (3.11%) MySQL
7 9 (2.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 6 (1.86%) Hadoop
8 6 (1.86%) Big Data
8 6 (1.86%) Data Warehouse
9 5 (1.55%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 3 (0.93%) SQLPlus
10 3 (0.93%) NoSQL
11 2 (0.62%) QlikView
11 2 (0.62%) Couchbase
11 2 (0.62%) Relational Database
12 1 (0.31%) DB2
12 1 (0.31%) OLAP
12 1 (0.31%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 50 (15.53%) Visual Studio
2 20 (6.21%) NUnit
3 18 (5.59%) Git (software)
4 15 (4.66%) ReSharper
5 10 (3.11%) Team Foundation Server
6 7 (2.17%) TeamCity
7 6 (1.86%) Mercurial
7 6 (1.86%) Axure RP
8 5 (1.55%) SpecFlow
8 5 (1.55%) Moq
9 4 (1.24%) Selenium
10 3 (0.93%) Rational Rhapsody
10 3 (0.93%) LLBLGen Pro
10 3 (0.93%) MSTest
11 2 (0.62%) Subversion
12 1 (0.31%) VSS/SourceSafe
12 1 (0.31%) PowerBuilder
12 1 (0.31%) Grunt
12 1 (0.31%) Jenkins
12 1 (0.31%) Bitbucket
General
1 37 (11.49%) Finance
2 12 (3.73%) Retail
3 9 (2.80%) Telecoms
4 5 (1.55%) Marketing
5 2 (0.62%) Billing
5 2 (0.62%) Banking
5 2 (0.62%) Games
6 1 (0.31%) Advertising
6 1 (0.31%) Publishing
6 1 (0.31%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 273 (84.78%) Developer
2 146 (45.34%) .NET Developer
3 58 (18.01%) C# Developer
4 42 (13.04%) C# .NET Developer
5 38 (11.80%) ASP.NET Developer
6 27 (8.39%) Senior Developer
7 25 (7.76%) Web Developer
8 24 (7.45%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 23 (7.14%) Analyst
10 18 (5.59%) SharePoint Developer
11 15 (4.66%) Software Developer
12 12 (3.73%) Senior .NET Developer
12 12 (3.73%) .NET Web Developer
13 10 (3.11%) CRM Developer
13 10 (3.11%) C# Web Developer
13 10 (3.11%) Programmer
14 9 (2.80%) Web Analyst
14 9 (2.80%) Sitecore Developer
14 9 (2.80%) UI Developer
15 8 (2.48%) Dynamics CRM Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 175 (54.35%) ASP.NET
2 134 (41.61%) HTML
3 122 (37.89%) CSS
4 95 (29.50%) jQuery
5 87 (27.02%) Web Services
6 83 (25.78%) ASP.NET MVC
7 70 (21.74%) WCF
8 61 (18.94%) XML
9 60 (18.63%) HTML5
10 43 (13.35%) .NET Framework
11 39 (12.11%) SOAP
12 36 (11.18%) LINQ
13 35 (10.87%) CSS3
14 31 (9.63%) Ajax
14 31 (9.63%) WPF
15 30 (9.32%) ASP.NET Web Forms
16 25 (7.76%) ASP.NET MVC 4
17 24 (7.45%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
18 22 (6.83%) XHTML
19 18 (5.59%) Backbone.js
Miscellaneous
1 20 (6.21%) NHS
2 15 (4.66%) Computer Science
3 12 (3.73%) Open Source
4 11 (3.42%) Web 2.0
5 10 (3.11%) Enterprise Software
6 9 (2.80%) Mobile App
7 7 (2.17%) RIA
8 6 (1.86%) Management Information System
8 6 (1.86%) W3C
9 4 (1.24%) Kindle
9 4 (1.24%) Inversion of Control
9 4 (1.24%) Social Media
9 4 (1.24%) N-Tier
10 2 (0.62%) Mathematics
10 2 (0.62%) Online Banking
10 2 (0.62%) Replication
10 2 (0.62%) 3D Graphics
11 1 (0.31%) Client/Server
11 1 (0.31%) Mainframe
11 1 (0.31%) E-Learning
Operating Systems
1 25 (7.76%) Windows
2 4 (1.24%) Windows Server 2008
2 4 (1.24%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (0.93%) Linux
3 3 (0.93%) Windows XP
4 2 (0.62%) Windows 7
4 2 (0.62%) Windows 2000 Server
4 2 (0.62%) Windows Vista
4 2 (0.62%) Mac OS X
5 1 (0.31%) Windows 2000
5 1 (0.31%) UNIX
5 1 (0.31%) Windows CE
5 1 (0.31%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (0.31%) Android
5 1 (0.31%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 144 (44.72%) MVC
2 56 (17.39%) Scrum
3 55 (17.08%) Agile Software Development
4 52 (16.15%) TDD
5 37 (11.49%) OO
6 31 (9.63%) OOD
7 25 (7.76%) OOP
8 23 (7.14%) Web Development
9 21 (6.52%) Continuous Integration
10 20 (6.21%) SOA
11 17 (5.28%) Unit Testing
12 16 (4.97%) CRM
12 16 (4.97%) E-Commerce
13 15 (4.66%) Web Design
14 14 (4.35%) BDD
15 13 (4.04%) Project Management
15 13 (4.04%) Web Application Development
16 11 (3.42%) Domain-Driven Design
17 10 (3.11%) CQRS
17 10 (3.11%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 245 (76.09%) C#
2 124 (38.51%) JavaScript
3 105 (32.61%) SQL
4 37 (11.49%) T-SQL
5 32 (9.94%) VB.NET
6 23 (7.14%) Java
7 13 (4.04%) PL/SQL
8 9 (2.80%) PHP
8 9 (2.80%) XPath
9 7 (2.17%) VB
10 6 (1.86%) Scala
10 6 (1.86%) C++
11 5 (1.55%) Ruby
12 3 (0.93%) Perl
13 2 (0.62%) PowerShell
13 2 (0.62%) AppleScript
13 2 (0.62%) C
13 2 (0.62%) VBScript
14 1 (0.31%) VBA
14 1 (0.31%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 32 (9.94%) Degree
2 7 (2.17%) ISEB
3 4 (1.24%) Security Cleared
4 3 (0.93%) ISEB Practitioner
5 2 (0.62%) SC Cleared
5 2 (0.62%) ISTQB
5 2 (0.62%) CEH
6 1 (0.31%) MCSE
6 1 (0.31%) CCNP
6 1 (0.31%) CCNA
6 1 (0.31%) CISSP
6 1 (0.31%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.31%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.31%) RHCE
6 1 (0.31%) CISA
6 1 (0.31%) CISM
6 1 (0.31%) GSEC
6 1 (0.31%) GPEN
6 1 (0.31%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (2.17%) QA
2 4 (1.24%) HL7
2 4 (1.24%) ISO 9001
3 3 (0.93%) WAI
System Software
1 5 (1.55%) Active Directory
2 4 (1.24%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (0.93%) Varnish
4 2 (0.62%) XenApp
4 2 (0.62%) vSphere
4 2 (0.62%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 2 (0.62%) VMware Workstation
4 2 (0.62%) MetaFrame
Vendors
1 58 (18.01%) Microsoft
2 22 (6.83%) Oracle
3 12 (3.73%) Twitter
4 11 (3.42%) Sitecore
5 10 (3.11%) Adobe
6 6 (1.86%) JBoss
7 5 (1.55%) VMware
8 3 (0.93%) Citrix
8 3 (0.93%) Telerik
9 2 (0.62%) Google
9 2 (0.62%) Open Text
9 2 (0.62%) MicroStrategy
9 2 (0.62%) IBM
9 2 (0.62%) Interwoven
9 2 (0.62%) Apple
9 2 (0.62%) SAP
10 1 (0.31%) Business Objects
10 1 (0.31%) JD Edwards
10 1 (0.31%) McAfee
10 1 (0.31%) Cisco
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