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 24 July 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
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft .NET (dotNet)
Rank 9 11 4
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -7
Contract jobs citing .NET 20 21 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 9.17% 9.05% 18.67%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 34.48% 37.50% 49.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 13 13
Average daily rate
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£310 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £169 £300 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £348 £370
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
+3.07% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 5
Average hourly rate - - £17.51
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £31.75
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +10.23%
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Merseyside
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
58 56 85
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 26.61% 24.14% 37.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 33 41
Average daily rate £338 £310 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.87% -4.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £148 £270 £193
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £353 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 6
Average hourly rate £30.00 - £17.51
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year
- +6.06%
.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 24 July 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 24 July 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 +1 15 £300 -9.43% 29
Wirral +5 1 £325 +8.33% 5
St Helens - 1 £310 - 2
Birkenhead - - - - 3
Prescot - - - -
.NET
North West

.NET
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 32 (59.26%) C#
2 25 (46.30%) SQL Server
3 23 (42.59%) ASP.NET
4 21 (38.89%) SQL
5 19 (35.19%) JavaScript
6 14 (25.93%) HTML
7 13 (24.07%) Team Foundation Server
8 10 (18.52%) VB.NET
8 10 (18.52%) CSS
8 10 (18.52%) WPF
9 9 (16.67%) SharePoint
9 9 (16.67%) Sybase
10 8 (14.81%) Oracle
10 8 (14.81%) Agile Software Development
11 7 (12.96%) TDD
11 7 (12.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 7 (12.96%) T-SQL
11 7 (12.96%) Web Services
11 7 (12.96%) Microsoft
11 7 (12.96%) NHS
12 6 (11.11%) VB
12 6 (11.11%) WinForms
12 6 (11.11%) Web Development
12 6 (11.11%) .NET Framework
13 5 (9.26%) HL7
13 5 (9.26%) MVC
13 5 (9.26%) DTS
13 5 (9.26%) MS Excel
14 4 (7.41%) ASP.NET MVC
14 4 (7.41%) HTML5

.NET
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 9 (16.67%) SharePoint
2 4 (7.41%) JCAPS
2 4 (7.41%) Umbraco
3 2 (3.70%) SharePoint 2010
3 2 (3.70%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (1.85%) CMS
4 1 (1.85%) Oracle Workflow
4 1 (1.85%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (1.85%) IIS
Applications
1 5 (9.26%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.85%) InfoPath
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.85%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.70%) Intranet
2 1 (1.85%) IP Telephony
2 1 (1.85%) Wireless
2 1 (1.85%) Extranet
2 1 (1.85%) LAN
2 1 (1.85%) WLAN
2 1 (1.85%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (46.30%) SQL Server
2 7 (12.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 5 (9.26%) DTS
4 4 (7.41%) Oracle Database
5 3 (5.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (5.56%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (5.56%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (3.70%) MongoDB
6 2 (3.70%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (3.70%) Crystal Reports
6 2 (3.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (1.85%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (1.85%) QlikView
7 1 (1.85%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 13 (24.07%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (7.41%) Visual Studio
3 1 (1.85%) NUnit
3 1 (1.85%) TeamCity
3 1 (1.85%) Selenium
3 1 (1.85%) YouTrack
3 1 (1.85%) WebDriver
General
1 4 (7.41%) Finance
2 1 (1.85%) Banking
Job Titles
1 42 (77.78%) Developer
2 17 (31.48%) .NET Developer
3 9 (16.67%) Web Developer
4 7 (12.96%) C# Developer
5 6 (11.11%) Analyst
6 5 (9.26%) Test Analyst
6 5 (9.26%) C# .NET Developer
7 4 (7.41%) DBA
7 4 (7.41%) SQL Developer
8 3 (5.56%) Web Analyst
8 3 (5.56%) SQL DBA
8 3 (5.56%) Software Developer
8 3 (5.56%) Web Test Analyst
9 2 (3.70%) WPF Developer
9 2 (3.70%) Support Engineer
9 2 (3.70%) Applications Support
9 2 (3.70%) 3rd Line Support
9 2 (3.70%) iPhone Developer
9 2 (3.70%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
9 2 (3.70%) VB.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (42.59%) ASP.NET
2 14 (25.93%) HTML
3 10 (18.52%) CSS
3 10 (18.52%) WPF
4 7 (12.96%) Web Services
5 6 (11.11%) WinForms
5 6 (11.11%) .NET Framework
6 4 (7.41%) ASP.NET MVC
6 4 (7.41%) HTML5
6 4 (7.41%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 4 (7.41%) ASP.NET Web API
6 4 (7.41%) XML
6 4 (7.41%) jQuery
6 4 (7.41%) WCF
7 3 (5.56%) XSLT
8 2 (3.70%) ASP.NET MVC 4
8 2 (3.70%) SOAP
8 2 (3.70%) ASP.NET 2.0
9 1 (1.85%) Ajax
9 1 (1.85%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 7 (12.96%) NHS
2 4 (7.41%) Clustering
3 2 (3.70%) Inversion of Control
3 2 (3.70%) iPhone
4 1 (1.85%) Fat Client
4 1 (1.85%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.85%) Thin Client
4 1 (1.85%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.85%) Windows
1 1 (1.85%) Windows Server 2012
1 1 (1.85%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (14.81%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (12.96%) TDD
3 6 (11.11%) Web Development
4 5 (9.26%) MVC
5 4 (7.41%) OO
5 4 (7.41%) Unit Testing
5 4 (7.41%) Integration Testing
5 4 (7.41%) V-Model
5 4 (7.41%) Scrum
5 4 (7.41%) Software Testing
6 3 (5.56%) Manual Testing
6 3 (5.56%) CRM
6 3 (5.56%) MVVM
7 2 (3.70%) iOS Development
7 2 (3.70%) Technical Analysis
7 2 (3.70%) OOD
7 2 (3.70%) Project Planning
7 2 (3.70%) Time Management
8 1 (1.85%) Software Engineering
8 1 (1.85%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 32 (59.26%) C#
2 21 (38.89%) SQL
3 19 (35.19%) JavaScript
4 10 (18.52%) VB.NET
5 7 (12.96%) T-SQL
6 6 (11.11%) VB
7 2 (3.70%) PowerShell
7 2 (3.70%) VBScript
7 2 (3.70%) Java
7 2 (3.70%) C++
7 2 (3.70%) XAML
7 2 (3.70%) VB6
8 1 (1.85%) C
Qualifications
1 4 (7.41%) ISEB
1 4 (7.41%) ISTQB
1 4 (7.41%) Security Cleared
2 3 (5.56%) Degree
3 1 (1.85%) CCNA
3 1 (1.85%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (1.85%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (1.85%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (9.26%) 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 8 (14.81%) Oracle
3 7 (12.96%) Microsoft
4 4 (7.41%) CommVault
5 3 (5.56%) Telerik
6 2 (3.70%) Xamarin
7 1 (1.85%) VMware
7 1 (1.85%) Open Text
7 1 (1.85%) Cisco
7 1 (1.85%) Citrix
7 1 (1.85%) SAP
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