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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft .NET (dotNet)
Rank 8 12 3
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -9
Contract jobs citing .NET 31 24 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 12.86% 9.76% 16.51%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 48.44% 42.86% 52.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 14 17
Average daily rate
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£308 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £275 £178
10% offered a daily rate of more than £383 £346 £360
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £45.57
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £32.05
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +9.20%
.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
64 56 67
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 26.56% 22.76% 31.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 33 38
Average daily rate £338 £305 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.65% -6.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £235 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £375 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 3
Average hourly rate £30.00 - £28.07
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%

.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 28 August 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 28 August 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 +6 28 £300 -7.69% 30
St Helens - 1 £310 - 1
Wirral - - - - 3
Prescot - - - -
Birkenhead - - - - 3
.NET
North West

.NET
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 41 (70.69%) C#
2 31 (53.45%) SQL Server
3 24 (41.38%) HTML
3 24 (41.38%) JavaScript
4 23 (39.66%) ASP.NET
5 21 (36.21%) SQL
6 12 (20.69%) Microsoft
6 12 (20.69%) Umbraco
7 11 (18.97%) HTML5
7 11 (18.97%) SharePoint
8 10 (17.24%) CSS
8 10 (17.24%) WPF
8 10 (17.24%) Team Foundation Server
9 9 (15.52%) jQuery
9 9 (15.52%) Web Development
9 9 (15.52%) Degree
9 9 (15.52%) MVC
9 9 (15.52%) Oracle
9 9 (15.52%) Sybase
9 9 (15.52%) VB.NET
10 8 (13.79%) Web Services
10 8 (13.79%) Agile Software Development
10 8 (13.79%) QA
11 7 (12.07%) .NET Framework
11 7 (12.07%) Software Engineering
11 7 (12.07%) TDD
12 6 (10.34%) WinForms
12 6 (10.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 6 (10.34%) NHS
12 6 (10.34%) VB

.NET
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 12 (20.69%) Umbraco
2 11 (18.97%) SharePoint
3 5 (8.62%) SharePoint 2010
4 3 (5.17%) BizTalk Server
5 2 (3.45%) JCAPS
6 1 (1.72%) CMS
6 1 (1.72%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (1.72%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (5.17%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.72%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (1.72%) Amazon S3
1 1 (1.72%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.72%) GitHub
1 1 (1.72%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.17%) Internet
2 1 (1.72%) Extranet
2 1 (1.72%) Wireless
2 1 (1.72%) IP Telephony
2 1 (1.72%) LAN
2 1 (1.72%) WLAN
2 1 (1.72%) SAN
2 1 (1.72%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (53.45%) SQL Server
2 6 (10.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 5 (8.62%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (6.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (5.17%) DTS
5 3 (5.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 3 (5.17%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (3.45%) MongoDB
6 2 (3.45%) Crystal Reports
6 2 (3.45%) Oracle Database
7 1 (1.72%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (1.72%) Amazon RDS
7 1 (1.72%) SQL Server 2000
7 1 (1.72%) OLAP
7 1 (1.72%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (1.72%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 10 (17.24%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (6.90%) Visual Studio
3 1 (1.72%) NUnit
3 1 (1.72%) Selenium
3 1 (1.72%) WebDriver
General
1 5 (8.62%) Finance
2 2 (3.45%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.72%) Banking
3 1 (1.72%) Retail
3 1 (1.72%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 44 (75.86%) Developer
2 19 (32.76%) .NET Developer
3 12 (20.69%) Web Developer
4 8 (13.79%) Analyst
5 6 (10.34%) C# Developer
6 5 (8.62%) Test Analyst
7 4 (6.90%) C# .NET Developer
8 3 (5.17%) Software Developer
8 3 (5.17%) SQL Developer
8 3 (5.17%) Web Analyst
8 3 (5.17%) Web Test Analyst
9 2 (3.45%) Siebel Analyst
9 2 (3.45%) VB6 Developer
9 2 (3.45%) .NET Web Developer
9 2 (3.45%) Siebel Developer
9 2 (3.45%) DBA
9 2 (3.45%) VB.NET Developer
9 2 (3.45%) VB Developer
9 2 (3.45%) Analyst Developer
9 2 (3.45%) WPF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (41.38%) HTML
2 23 (39.66%) ASP.NET
3 11 (18.97%) HTML5
4 10 (17.24%) CSS
4 10 (17.24%) WPF
5 9 (15.52%) jQuery
6 8 (13.79%) Web Services
7 7 (12.07%) .NET Framework
8 6 (10.34%) WinForms
9 5 (8.62%) XML
10 4 (6.90%) XSLT
10 4 (6.90%) WCF
10 4 (6.90%) ASP.NET Web API
11 3 (5.17%) ASP.NET MVC
11 3 (5.17%) ASP.NET Web Forms
12 1 (1.72%) ASP.NET 2.0
12 1 (1.72%) Razor View Engine
12 1 (1.72%) ASP.NET MVC 4
12 1 (1.72%) Silverlight
12 1 (1.72%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 6 (10.34%) NHS
2 2 (3.45%) Clustering
2 2 (3.45%) iPhone
2 2 (3.45%) Inversion of Control
3 1 (1.72%) N-Tier
3 1 (1.72%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.72%) Fat Client
3 1 (1.72%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 2 (3.45%) Windows
2 1 (1.72%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (1.72%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (15.52%) MVC
1 9 (15.52%) Web Development
2 8 (13.79%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (12.07%) TDD
3 7 (12.07%) Software Engineering
4 5 (8.62%) Integration Testing
5 4 (6.90%) Software Testing
5 4 (6.90%) Unit Testing
5 4 (6.90%) V-Model
5 4 (6.90%) Scrum
5 4 (6.90%) Content Management
6 3 (5.17%) Systems Analysis
6 3 (5.17%) MVVM
6 3 (5.17%) Manual Testing
6 3 (5.17%) Technical Analysis
7 2 (3.45%) iOS Development
7 2 (3.45%) Project Planning
7 2 (3.45%) Time Management
7 2 (3.45%) OOD
7 2 (3.45%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 41 (70.69%) C#
2 24 (41.38%) JavaScript
3 21 (36.21%) SQL
4 9 (15.52%) VB.NET
5 6 (10.34%) VB
5 6 (10.34%) T-SQL
6 4 (6.90%) VBScript
6 4 (6.90%) Java
7 3 (5.17%) C++
7 3 (5.17%) PowerShell
8 2 (3.45%) XAML
8 2 (3.45%) VB6
9 1 (1.72%) VBA
9 1 (1.72%) C
Qualifications
1 9 (15.52%) Degree
2 4 (6.90%) ISTQB
2 4 (6.90%) ISEB
3 2 (3.45%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.72%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.72%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (1.72%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (1.72%) MCSE
4 1 (1.72%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (13.79%) QA
2 3 (5.17%) HL7
System Software
1 2 (3.45%) LiteSpeed
2 1 (1.72%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.72%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 12 (20.69%) Microsoft
2 9 (15.52%) Oracle
2 9 (15.52%) Sybase
3 3 (5.17%) Telerik
4 2 (3.45%) Xamarin
4 2 (3.45%) Siebel
4 2 (3.45%) CommVault
5 1 (1.72%) MicroStrategy
5 1 (1.72%) Open Text
5 1 (1.72%) VMware
5 1 (1.72%) Cisco
5 1 (1.72%) Citrix
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