The table below looks at the statistics for .NET Framework skills in IT contracts advertised for the Merseyside region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited .NET Framework over the 3 months to 22 December 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 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft .NET Framework
Rank 35 23 29
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +6
Contract jobs citing .NET Framework 1 9 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 0.36% 4.21% 0.95%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.13% 13.04% 2.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 2
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£300 £294 £344
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.12% -14.54%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £310 £320
% change year-on-year
+12.90% -3.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.50 £36.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-4.16% +10.76%
.NET Framework
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 Merseyside region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Merseyside
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
47 69 67
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 16.79% 32.24% 31.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 43 34
Average daily rate £350 £320 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% +16.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £273 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £375 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -2.94%

.NET Framework
Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing .NET Framework across the Merseyside region as a proportion of the total demand within the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

.NET Framework Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

.NET Framework
Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing .NET Framework across the Merseyside region.

.NET Framework Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

.NET Framework
Hourly Rate Trend in Merseyside

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing .NET Framework across the Merseyside region.

.NET Framework Hourly Rate Trend in Merseyside

.NET Framework
Contract Job Locations in Merseyside

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing .NET Framework within the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 22 December 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
Liverpool -9 1 £300 +9.09% 3
Wirral - - - -
.NET Framework
North West

.NET Framework
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 22 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Merseyside region citing .NET Framework 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 Framework.

1 10 (100.00%) .NET
2 9 (90.00%) C#
2 9 (90.00%) SQL Server
3 6 (60.00%) HTML
3 6 (60.00%) JavaScript
3 6 (60.00%) SQL
3 6 (60.00%) SharePoint
3 6 (60.00%) Microsoft
3 6 (60.00%) Umbraco
3 6 (60.00%) HTML5
4 5 (50.00%) QA
5 4 (40.00%) Java
5 4 (40.00%) Internet
5 4 (40.00%) jQuery
6 3 (30.00%) VBScript
6 3 (30.00%) VB
6 3 (30.00%) PRINCE2
6 3 (30.00%) Siebel
6 3 (30.00%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (30.00%) BizTalk Server
6 3 (30.00%) SQL Server 2000
6 3 (30.00%) SQL Server 2005
6 3 (30.00%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (20.00%) ASP.NET
7 2 (20.00%) CosmoCom
7 2 (20.00%) Actuate
7 2 (20.00%) CTI
7 2 (20.00%) Software Engineering
7 2 (20.00%) Degree
7 2 (20.00%) Integration Testing

.NET Framework
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 22 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Merseyside region citing .NET Framework 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 Framework. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 6 (60.00%) SharePoint
1 6 (60.00%) Umbraco
2 3 (30.00%) BizTalk Server
Communications & Networking
1 4 (40.00%) Internet
2 2 (20.00%) CTI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (90.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (30.00%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (30.00%) SQL Server 2000
2 3 (30.00%) SQL Server 2005
2 3 (30.00%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Team Foundation Server
Job Titles
1 7 (70.00%) Developer
2 6 (60.00%) Web Developer
3 4 (40.00%) Analyst
4 3 (30.00%) Siebel Analyst
5 2 (20.00%) .NET Developer
5 2 (20.00%) .NET Web Developer
6 1 (10.00%) Analyst Developer
6 1 (10.00%) Siebel Developer
6 1 (10.00%) Agile Test Analyst
6 1 (10.00%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (100.00%) .NET
2 6 (60.00%) HTML
2 6 (60.00%) HTML5
3 4 (40.00%) jQuery
4 2 (20.00%) ASP.NET
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (30.00%) PRINCE2
2 2 (20.00%) Software Engineering
2 2 (20.00%) Integration Testing
3 1 (10.00%) Manual Testing
3 1 (10.00%) System Testing
3 1 (10.00%) V-Model
3 1 (10.00%) Mentoring
3 1 (10.00%) Software Testing
3 1 (10.00%) Use Case
3 1 (10.00%) Release Management
3 1 (10.00%) Performance Testing
3 1 (10.00%) Stress Testing
3 1 (10.00%) Regression Testing
3 1 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 9 (90.00%) C#
2 6 (60.00%) JavaScript
2 6 (60.00%) SQL
3 4 (40.00%) Java
4 3 (30.00%) VBScript
4 3 (30.00%) VB
Qualifications
1 2 (20.00%) Degree
2 1 (10.00%) ISEB
2 1 (10.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (50.00%) QA
Vendors
1 6 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (30.00%) Siebel
3 2 (20.00%) CosmoCom
3 2 (20.00%) Actuate