The table below looks at the statistics for .NET 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 over the 3 months to 6 March 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
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft .NET (dotNet)
Rank 25 10 4
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -6
Contract jobs citing .NET 14 18 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 4.00% 9.38% 15.22%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 25.93% 41.86% 54.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 8 5
Average daily rate
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£400 £304 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+31.68% -6.53%
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 £34.00 £34.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
- -2.85%
.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 Merseyside region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Merseyside
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
54 43 51
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 15.43% 22.40% 27.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 25 19
Average daily rate £375 £313 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% +13.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £265 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £400 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £18.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.25 £33.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.81% -5.71%

.NET
Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

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

.NET Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

.NET
Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

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

.NET Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

.NET
Daily Rate Histogram in Merseyside

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing .NET across the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 6 March 2015.

.NET Daily Rate Histogram in Merseyside

.NET
Hourly Rate Trend in Merseyside

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

.NET Hourly Rate Trend in Merseyside

.NET
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 within the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 6 March 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
Liverpool -6 11 £405 +23.19% 22
St Helens 0 2 £283 -1.73% 5
Wirral - - - - 3
Prescot - - - - 1
Southport - - - -
.NET
North West

.NET
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 6 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Merseyside 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 23 (88.46%) SQL Server
2 21 (80.77%) ASP.NET
3 18 (69.23%) C#
4 15 (57.69%) IIS
5 14 (53.85%) Microsoft
5 14 (53.85%) BizTalk Server
6 13 (50.00%) Windows
7 12 (46.15%) Web Application Development
8 11 (42.31%) Team Foundation Server
8 11 (42.31%) XML
9 10 (38.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 10 (38.46%) Release Management
10 9 (34.62%) WCF
10 9 (34.62%) Windows Server 2012
10 9 (34.62%) REST
10 9 (34.62%) HTTP
10 9 (34.62%) XPath
10 9 (34.62%) SQL
10 9 (34.62%) MSMQ
10 9 (34.62%) MQSeries
10 9 (34.62%) XQuery
10 9 (34.62%) Web Services
11 8 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
12 7 (26.92%) SOA
12 7 (26.92%) OOP
12 7 (26.92%) OO
12 7 (26.92%) Visual Studio
13 6 (23.08%) CSS
13 6 (23.08%) MS Excel
13 6 (23.08%) SharePoint

.NET
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 6 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Merseyside 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 15 (57.69%) IIS
2 14 (53.85%) BizTalk Server
3 9 (34.62%) MQSeries
4 6 (23.08%) SharePoint
5 4 (15.38%) SharePoint 2010
6 3 (11.54%) Umbraco
7 2 (7.69%) JCAPS
7 2 (7.69%) CMS
Applications
1 6 (23.08%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 9 (34.62%) HTTP
2 2 (7.69%) CTI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (88.46%) SQL Server
2 10 (38.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 6 (23.08%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (7.69%) Oracle Database
4 2 (7.69%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (7.69%) Oracle Database 11g
4 2 (7.69%) SQL Server 2000
4 2 (7.69%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (7.69%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (3.85%) SAP BW
5 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 1 (3.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 11 (42.31%) Team Foundation Server
2 7 (26.92%) Visual Studio
3 1 (3.85%) TeamCity
3 1 (3.85%) YouTrack
General
1 1 (3.85%) Finance
Job Titles
1 13 (50.00%) Developer
2 9 (34.62%) BizTalk Developer
3 6 (23.08%) Analyst
4 4 (15.38%) Applications Developer
5 2 (7.69%) .NET Developer
5 2 (7.69%) Database Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) Siebel Analyst
5 2 (7.69%) Web Developer
5 2 (7.69%) Software Developer
6 1 (3.85%) Project Manager
6 1 (3.85%) Business Analyst
6 1 (3.85%) Junior
6 1 (3.85%) Consultant
6 1 (3.85%) BizTalk Consultant
6 1 (3.85%) IT Project Manager
6 1 (3.85%) Senior .NET Developer
6 1 (3.85%) Senior Developer
6 1 (3.85%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (80.77%) ASP.NET
2 11 (42.31%) XML
3 9 (34.62%) MSMQ
3 9 (34.62%) Web Services
3 9 (34.62%) WCF
3 9 (34.62%) REST
4 6 (23.08%) CSS
5 4 (15.38%) HTML
6 3 (11.54%) ASP.NET MVC
7 2 (7.69%) HTML5
7 2 (7.69%) Razor View Engine
7 2 (7.69%) ASP.NET MVC 4
7 2 (7.69%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 2 (7.69%) ASP.NET Web API
7 2 (7.69%) SOAP
7 2 (7.69%) XHTML
7 2 (7.69%) .NET Framework
8 1 (3.85%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 4 (15.38%) NHS
1 4 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (7.69%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 13 (50.00%) Windows
2 9 (34.62%) Windows Server 2012
3 4 (15.38%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (15.38%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (46.15%) Web Application Development
2 10 (38.46%) Release Management
3 8 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (26.92%) OOP
4 7 (26.92%) OO
4 7 (26.92%) SOA
5 6 (23.08%) Content Management
6 3 (11.54%) MVC
7 2 (7.69%) PRINCE2
8 1 (3.85%) Budget Control
8 1 (3.85%) Data Modelling
8 1 (3.85%) Software Engineering
8 1 (3.85%) Business Analysis
8 1 (3.85%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 18 (69.23%) C#
2 9 (34.62%) XQuery
2 9 (34.62%) XPath
2 9 (34.62%) SQL
3 5 (19.23%) JavaScript
4 3 (11.54%) PHP
5 2 (7.69%) T-SQL
5 2 (7.69%) VBScript
5 2 (7.69%) VB
Qualifications
1 1 (3.85%) Degree
1 1 (3.85%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.69%) HL7
System Software
1 2 (7.69%) LiteSpeed
Vendors
1 14 (53.85%) Microsoft
2 2 (7.69%) CosmoCom
2 2 (7.69%) Actuate
2 2 (7.69%) Oracle
2 2 (7.69%) SAP
2 2 (7.69%) Siebel
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