The first table below looks at the demand 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 17 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 Merseyside 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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft .NET (dotNet)
Rank 4 7 10
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +3
Contract jobs citing .NET 35 25 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 18.32% 12.56% 11.40%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 57.38% 47.17% 50.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 7 16
Average daily rate £290 £325 £290
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.76% +12.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £228 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £319 £500 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 6
Average hourly rate - - £24.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £29.16
% change year-on-year
- +20.02%
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Merseyside
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
61 53 61
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 31.94% 26.63% 22.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 23 36
Average daily rate £300 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £153 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £448 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 7
Average hourly rate £18.50 £14.79 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.10% -40.85%
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 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 17 April 2014.

.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 17 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
Liverpool +7 23 £300 -7.69% 29
St Helens - 5 £310 - 1
Wirral +2 1 - - 4
Birkenhead - - - - 8
.NET
North West

.NET
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, 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 39 (72.22%) C#
2 26 (48.15%) ASP.NET
3 20 (37.04%) WPF
3 20 (37.04%) SQL
4 17 (31.48%) JavaScript
4 17 (31.48%) SQL Server
5 14 (25.93%) VB.NET
6 12 (22.22%) WinForms
7 11 (20.37%) .NET Framework
7 11 (20.37%) Team Foundation Server
8 10 (18.52%) TDD
9 9 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
9 9 (16.67%) Sybase
9 9 (16.67%) Windows
9 9 (16.67%) OO
9 9 (16.67%) jQuery
10 8 (14.81%) HTML
10 8 (14.81%) SharePoint
10 8 (14.81%) WCF
10 8 (14.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 8 (14.81%) MVC
11 7 (12.96%) VB
11 7 (12.96%) CSS
11 7 (12.96%) Web Services
11 7 (12.96%) ASP.NET MVC
12 6 (11.11%) Visual Studio
12 6 (11.11%) Oracle
12 6 (11.11%) OOD
12 6 (11.11%) XAML
12 6 (11.11%) Software Engineering

.NET
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, 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 8 (14.81%) SharePoint
2 4 (7.41%) JCAPS
3 1 (1.85%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (1.85%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (1.85%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (1.85%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 5 (9.26%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.85%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (1.85%) InfoPath
2 1 (1.85%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.56%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.85%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.85%) LAN
1 1 (1.85%) WLAN
1 1 (1.85%) SAN
1 1 (1.85%) Intranet
1 1 (1.85%) Wireless
1 1 (1.85%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (31.48%) SQL Server
2 8 (14.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (7.41%) SQL Server 2005
3 4 (7.41%) DTS
3 4 (7.41%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (7.41%) Oracle Database
4 3 (5.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (3.70%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (1.85%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (1.85%) Data Mining
6 1 (1.85%) SQLPlus
6 1 (1.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (1.85%) MongoDB
6 1 (1.85%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 11 (20.37%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (11.11%) Visual Studio
3 3 (5.56%) NMock
4 2 (3.70%) YouTrack
4 2 (3.70%) TeamCity
5 1 (1.85%) Subversion
5 1 (1.85%) JIRA
General
1 2 (3.70%) Finance
1 2 (3.70%) Manufacturing
2 1 (1.85%) Publishing
2 1 (1.85%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 39 (72.22%) Developer
2 21 (38.89%) .NET Developer
3 7 (12.96%) C# Developer
4 6 (11.11%) ASP.NET Developer
4 6 (11.11%) C# .NET Developer
5 5 (9.26%) SQL Developer
6 4 (7.41%) Analyst
6 4 (7.41%) DBA
6 4 (7.41%) Software Engineer
7 3 (5.56%) WPF Developer
7 3 (5.56%) Test Analyst
7 3 (5.56%) Web Developer
7 3 (5.56%) SQL DBA
8 2 (3.70%) Applications Support Engineer
8 2 (3.70%) VB6 Developer
8 2 (3.70%) Web Analyst
8 2 (3.70%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 2 (3.70%) Software Developer
8 2 (3.70%) VB.NET Developer
8 2 (3.70%) VB Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (48.15%) ASP.NET
2 20 (37.04%) WPF
3 12 (22.22%) WinForms
4 11 (20.37%) .NET Framework
5 9 (16.67%) jQuery
6 8 (14.81%) HTML
6 8 (14.81%) WCF
7 7 (12.96%) ASP.NET MVC
7 7 (12.96%) CSS
7 7 (12.96%) Web Services
8 5 (9.26%) XML
8 5 (9.26%) HTML5
8 5 (9.26%) ASP.NET Web Forms
9 3 (5.56%) ASP.NET Web API
9 3 (5.56%) Ajax
10 2 (3.70%) .NET Remoting
10 2 (3.70%) JSON
10 2 (3.70%) ASP.NET 2.0
10 2 (3.70%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
10 2 (3.70%) ASP.NET MVC 3
Miscellaneous
1 4 (7.41%) N-Tier
1 4 (7.41%) NHS
1 4 (7.41%) SCADA
1 4 (7.41%) Clustering
2 2 (3.70%) Inversion of Control
2 2 (3.70%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.85%) Fat Client
3 1 (1.85%) iPhone
3 1 (1.85%) Learning Management System
3 1 (1.85%) Thin Client
3 1 (1.85%) Biometrics
3 1 (1.85%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.85%) iPad
3 1 (1.85%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.85%) E-Learning
3 1 (1.85%) Smartphone
3 1 (1.85%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 9 (16.67%) Windows
2 1 (1.85%) Android
2 1 (1.85%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (1.85%) Apple iOS
2 1 (1.85%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (18.52%) TDD
2 9 (16.67%) OO
2 9 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (14.81%) MVC
4 6 (11.11%) OOD
4 6 (11.11%) Software Engineering
5 5 (9.26%) Project Management
6 4 (7.41%) Scrum
6 4 (7.41%) Unit Testing
7 3 (5.56%) MVVM
7 3 (5.56%) CRM
8 2 (3.70%) PRINCE2
8 2 (3.70%) OOP
8 2 (3.70%) Software Testing
8 2 (3.70%) Project Planning
8 2 (3.70%) Integration Testing
8 2 (3.70%) Manual Testing
8 2 (3.70%) Time Management
8 2 (3.70%) V-Model
9 1 (1.85%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 39 (72.22%) C#
2 20 (37.04%) SQL
3 17 (31.48%) JavaScript
4 14 (25.93%) VB.NET
5 7 (12.96%) VB
6 6 (11.11%) XAML
7 5 (9.26%) T-SQL
8 4 (7.41%) Java
9 3 (5.56%) C++
10 2 (3.70%) VBScript
10 2 (3.70%) VB6
10 2 (3.70%) PowerShell
11 1 (1.85%) VBA
11 1 (1.85%) PL/SQL
11 1 (1.85%) C
Qualifications
1 4 (7.41%) Security Cleared
2 2 (3.70%) ISEB
2 2 (3.70%) ISTQB
2 2 (3.70%) Degree
3 1 (1.85%) MCSE
3 1 (1.85%) CCNA
3 1 (1.85%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (1.85%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (1.85%) PMP
3 1 (1.85%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.41%) HL7
2 1 (1.85%) QA
System Software
1 4 (7.41%) LiteSpeed
2 1 (1.85%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.85%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 9 (16.67%) Sybase
2 6 (11.11%) Oracle
3 4 (7.41%) Telerik
3 4 (7.41%) CommVault
4 3 (5.56%) Microsoft
4 3 (5.56%) Typemock
5 1 (1.85%) Citrix
5 1 (1.85%) SAP
5 1 (1.85%) Cisco
5 1 (1.85%) Apple
5 1 (1.85%) Open Text
5 1 (1.85%) VMware
Merseyside
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: £250 - £280 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Liverpool
Energize Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Posted: 16 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
ADB MultiQuote Ltd
Rate: Competitive, Depending on Experience
Posted: 16 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
ADB MultiQuote Ltd
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 24 days ago