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 28 May 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
28 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft .NET (dotNet)
Rank 14 9 5
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -4
Contract jobs citing .NET 111 163 127
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 7.31% 12.55% 13.37%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 31.09% 46.70% 43.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 97 63
Average daily rate
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£330 £325 £295
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.53% +10.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £281 £275 £216
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £390 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.27% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 11
Average hourly rate - - £33.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £32.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -8.57%
.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
357 349 293
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 23.52% 26.87% 30.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 232 209 156
Average daily rate £350 £330 £295
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% +11.86%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £270 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £452 £450 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 21
Average hourly rate £37.50 £28.75 £27.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.43% +3.60%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.62 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.48% -

.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 28 May 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 28 May 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 -2 12 £331 -1.85% 6
Stockport +2 7 £330 +55.29% 17
Salford -1 1 £430 +56.36%
Altrincham -4 1 - - 10
Wigan - 1 - - 5
Bury - 1 £220 - 1
Oldham - 1 - - 3
Rochdale - 1 - - 6
.NET
North West

.NET
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 28 May 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.

1 163 (68.78%) C#
2 110 (46.41%) SQL Server
3 106 (44.73%) ASP.NET
4 105 (44.30%) JavaScript
5 97 (40.93%) MVC
6 88 (37.13%) Agile Software Development
7 82 (34.60%) HTML
8 79 (33.33%) CSS
9 75 (31.65%) SQL
10 69 (29.11%) jQuery
11 60 (25.32%) Microsoft
12 52 (21.94%) ASP.NET MVC
13 49 (20.68%) Visual Studio
14 46 (19.41%) .NET Framework
14 46 (19.41%) Scrum
15 39 (16.46%) TDD
15 39 (16.46%) WCF
16 35 (14.77%) Web Services
17 34 (14.35%) OO
17 34 (14.35%) Entity Framework
18 30 (12.66%) XML
19 28 (11.81%) Ajax
20 26 (10.97%) LINQ
20 26 (10.97%) CMS
20 26 (10.97%) Java
21 25 (10.55%) Finance
21 25 (10.55%) HTML5
22 23 (9.70%) Unit Testing
22 23 (9.70%) Continuous Integration
23 22 (9.28%) SQL Server 2008

.NET
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 28 May 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 26 (10.97%) CMS
2 21 (8.86%) SharePoint
3 17 (7.17%) Umbraco
4 13 (5.49%) IIS
5 6 (2.53%) Sitecore CMS
5 6 (2.53%) SharePoint 2013
6 5 (2.11%) Apache
6 5 (2.11%) Orchard CMS
7 4 (1.69%) Node.js
7 4 (1.69%) SharePoint 2010
8 3 (1.27%) Tomcat
8 3 (1.27%) Elasticsearch
9 2 (0.84%) Sitefinity
9 2 (0.84%) Confluence
9 2 (0.84%) LiveCycle
9 2 (0.84%) Apache Solr
9 2 (0.84%) JBoss
10 1 (0.42%) BizTalk Server
10 1 (0.42%) WebSphere
10 1 (0.42%) Jetty
Applications
1 18 (7.59%) MS Excel
2 6 (2.53%) Mingle
3 3 (1.27%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.42%) MS Project
4 1 (0.42%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.42%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 9 (3.80%) Dynamics CRM
1 9 (3.80%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 6 (2.53%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (1.69%) SaaS
3 3 (1.27%) IaaS
3 3 (1.27%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (1.27%) PaaS
3 3 (1.27%) Office 365
4 1 (0.42%) Google Analytics
4 1 (0.42%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (0.42%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 6 (2.53%) Internet
2 3 (1.27%) Intranet
2 3 (1.27%) DNS
3 2 (0.84%) SSH
3 2 (0.84%) SMTP
3 2 (0.84%) HTTP
3 2 (0.84%) SNMP
3 2 (0.84%) Extranet
3 2 (0.84%) SSL
4 1 (0.42%) IPsec
4 1 (0.42%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.42%) DHCP
4 1 (0.42%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 110 (46.41%) SQL Server
2 22 (9.28%) SQL Server 2008
3 17 (7.17%) RavenDB
4 13 (5.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 11 (4.64%) SQL Server 2005
6 10 (4.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 9 (3.80%) NoSQL
8 8 (3.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 8 (3.38%) SQL Server 2012
9 7 (2.95%) Relational Database
10 6 (2.53%) Oracle Database
11 5 (2.11%) RDBMS
11 5 (2.11%) Oracle Database 10g
11 5 (2.11%) MySQL
11 5 (2.11%) Big Data
11 5 (2.11%) Hadoop
12 4 (1.69%) Redis
12 4 (1.69%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 4 (1.69%) Data Warehouse
12 4 (1.69%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 49 (20.68%) Visual Studio
2 19 (8.02%) Git (software)
3 17 (7.17%) Team Foundation Server
4 12 (5.06%) Subversion
5 9 (3.80%) JIRA
5 9 (3.80%) ReSharper
6 7 (2.95%) NUnit
7 5 (2.11%) Selenium
7 5 (2.11%) TeamCity
7 5 (2.11%) SpecFlow
8 4 (1.69%) JMeter
9 3 (1.27%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 3 (1.27%) MSTest
10 2 (0.84%) Moq
10 2 (0.84%) Mercurial
10 2 (0.84%) WebDriver
10 2 (0.84%) Oracle APEX
10 2 (0.84%) MorphX
11 1 (0.42%) QuickTest Pro
11 1 (0.42%) LoadRunner
General
1 25 (10.55%) Finance
2 9 (3.80%) Telecoms
3 8 (3.38%) Retail
4 4 (1.69%) Back Office
5 2 (0.84%) Banking
5 2 (0.84%) Publishing
6 1 (0.42%) Marketing
6 1 (0.42%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.42%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 182 (76.79%) Developer
2 111 (46.84%) .NET Developer
3 40 (16.88%) C# Developer
4 24 (10.13%) C# .NET Developer
5 21 (8.86%) ASP.NET Developer
6 18 (7.59%) Senior Developer
7 14 (5.91%) Architect
7 14 (5.91%) Web Developer
8 13 (5.49%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 11 (4.64%) Analyst
9 11 (4.64%) Senior .NET Developer
10 9 (3.80%) Umbraco Developer
11 8 (3.38%) Senior C# Developer
11 8 (3.38%) Software Architect
12 7 (2.95%) SQL Developer
12 7 (2.95%) Agile .NET Developer
13 6 (2.53%) Designer
13 6 (2.53%) SharePoint Developer
13 6 (2.53%) UI Designer
14 5 (2.11%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 106 (44.73%) ASP.NET
2 82 (34.60%) HTML
3 79 (33.33%) CSS
4 69 (29.11%) jQuery
5 52 (21.94%) ASP.NET MVC
6 46 (19.41%) .NET Framework
7 39 (16.46%) WCF
8 35 (14.77%) Web Services
9 34 (14.35%) Entity Framework
10 30 (12.66%) XML
11 28 (11.81%) Ajax
12 26 (10.97%) LINQ
13 25 (10.55%) HTML5
14 21 (8.86%) AngularJS
15 18 (7.59%) CSS3
16 16 (6.75%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 14 (5.91%) JSON
18 12 (5.06%) ASP.NET MVC 4
19 11 (4.64%) RabbitMQ
20 10 (4.22%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 13 (5.49%) Enterprise Software
2 7 (2.95%) NHS
3 6 (2.53%) Mobile App
3 6 (2.53%) Computer Science
4 5 (2.11%) Inversion of Control
5 4 (1.69%) User Experience
6 3 (1.27%) Management Information System
6 3 (1.27%) N-Tier
6 3 (1.27%) Linked Data
6 3 (1.27%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (0.84%) Social Network
7 2 (0.84%) Informatics
7 2 (0.84%) W3C
8 1 (0.42%) IVR
8 1 (0.42%) Mobile Banking
8 1 (0.42%) Data Structures
8 1 (0.42%) Algorithms
8 1 (0.42%) Public Cloud
8 1 (0.42%) Semantic Web
Operating Systems
1 15 (6.33%) Linux
2 13 (5.49%) Windows
3 9 (3.80%) Apple iOS
3 9 (3.80%) Android
4 2 (0.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.42%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (0.42%) UNIX
5 1 (0.42%) Windows Phone
5 1 (0.42%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 97 (40.93%) MVC
2 88 (37.13%) Agile Software Development
3 46 (19.41%) Scrum
4 39 (16.46%) TDD
5 34 (14.35%) OO
6 23 (9.70%) Unit Testing
6 23 (9.70%) Continuous Integration
7 19 (8.02%) SOA
8 18 (7.59%) Mentoring
9 17 (7.17%) SDLC
10 16 (6.75%) OOP
11 13 (5.49%) OOD
12 12 (5.06%) Open Source
12 12 (5.06%) CRM
13 11 (4.64%) Web Development
14 10 (4.22%) Technical Architecture
15 9 (3.80%) E-Commerce
15 9 (3.80%) Software Engineering
15 9 (3.80%) BDD
16 8 (3.38%) Domain-Driven Design
Programming Languages
1 163 (68.78%) C#
2 105 (44.30%) JavaScript
3 75 (31.65%) SQL
4 26 (10.97%) Java
5 21 (8.86%) T-SQL
6 15 (6.33%) Ruby
7 10 (4.22%) Python
8 8 (3.38%) VB.NET
8 8 (3.38%) PHP
9 7 (2.95%) C++
9 7 (2.95%) VB
10 6 (2.53%) PL/SQL
11 5 (2.11%) PowerShell
12 3 (1.27%) X++
12 3 (1.27%) PHP5
12 3 (1.27%) VB6
12 3 (1.27%) SPARQL
12 3 (1.27%) Bash Shell
13 1 (0.42%) XAML
13 1 (0.42%) VBA
Qualifications
1 15 (6.33%) Degree
2 8 (3.38%) Security Cleared
3 3 (1.27%) DV Cleared
4 1 (0.42%) CCNA
4 1 (0.42%) CCDA
4 1 (0.42%) CCDP
4 1 (0.42%) ISEB
4 1 (0.42%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (0.42%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (0.42%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.11%) QA
2 2 (0.84%) HL7
3 1 (0.42%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (0.84%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.42%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.42%) Xen
2 1 (0.42%) Hyper-V
2 1 (0.42%) UAG
Systems Management
1 3 (1.27%) Hyperic
1 3 (1.27%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.42%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (0.42%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.42%) Ansible
2 1 (0.42%) Puppet
Vendors
1 60 (25.32%) Microsoft
2 15 (6.33%) Oracle
3 9 (3.80%) Twitter
4 6 (2.53%) Sitecore
4 6 (2.53%) JD Edwards
5 5 (2.11%) SAP
5 5 (2.11%) Xamarin
6 3 (1.27%) PeopleSoft
6 3 (1.27%) Google
6 3 (1.27%) VMware
7 2 (0.84%) Facebook
7 2 (0.84%) Telerik
7 2 (0.84%) Red Hat
7 2 (0.84%) Adobe
8 1 (0.42%) Cisco
8 1 (0.42%) HP
8 1 (0.42%) Avaya
8 1 (0.42%) Remedy
8 1 (0.42%) Business Objects
8 1 (0.42%) Atlassian
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