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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft .NET (dotNet)
Rank 28 13 11
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -2
Contract jobs citing .NET 14 19 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 3.36% 8.88% 9.75%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 16.09% 32.76% 36.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 14 13
Average daily rate
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£313 £310 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.80% +3.33%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+13.33% +10.29%
.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
87 58 63
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 20.86% 27.10% 26.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 37 35
Average daily rate £330 £338 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.22% +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £148 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £353
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £30.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £34.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+17.64% -

.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 31 July 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 31 July 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 -14 8 £325 +8.33% 26
Wirral -3 1 £275 -15.38% 1
.NET
North West

.NET
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 18 (72.00%) C#
2 17 (68.00%) ASP.NET
3 13 (52.00%) SQL
4 10 (40.00%) JavaScript
4 10 (40.00%) SQL Server
5 9 (36.00%) HTML
5 9 (36.00%) MVC
6 8 (32.00%) Agile Software Development
7 7 (28.00%) Windows
8 6 (24.00%) CSS
8 6 (24.00%) SDLC
9 5 (20.00%) T-SQL
10 4 (16.00%) MySQL
10 4 (16.00%) Oracle
10 4 (16.00%) SharePoint
10 4 (16.00%) MS Excel
10 4 (16.00%) Microsoft
10 4 (16.00%) .NET Framework
10 4 (16.00%) WCF
11 3 (12.00%) Web Development
11 3 (12.00%) Unit Testing
11 3 (12.00%) ASP.NET MVC
11 3 (12.00%) CSS3
11 3 (12.00%) Web Application Development
11 3 (12.00%) HTML5
11 3 (12.00%) Relational Database
11 3 (12.00%) NHS
11 3 (12.00%) Web Services
11 3 (12.00%) XML
11 3 (12.00%) IIS

.NET
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 4 (16.00%) SharePoint
2 3 (12.00%) IIS
3 2 (8.00%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (8.00%) CMS
3 2 (8.00%) JCAPS
4 1 (4.00%) K2 blackpearl
4 1 (4.00%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (4.00%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (4.00%) Umbraco
Applications
1 4 (16.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (4.00%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 2 (8.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (8.00%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (4.00%) SaaS
2 1 (4.00%) Amazon SQS
2 1 (4.00%) CloudFront
2 1 (4.00%) Google Analytics
2 1 (4.00%) Amazon S3
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (40.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (16.00%) MySQL
3 3 (12.00%) Relational Database
4 2 (8.00%) Oracle Database
4 2 (8.00%) RDBMS
4 2 (8.00%) DB2
4 2 (8.00%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (8.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (8.00%) Oracle Database 11g
4 2 (8.00%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (8.00%) MongoDB
5 1 (4.00%) Azure SQL Database
5 1 (4.00%) SSDT
5 1 (4.00%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (4.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (4.00%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 3 (12.00%) Visual Studio
2 2 (8.00%) SoapUI
3 1 (4.00%) MSBuild
3 1 (4.00%) Octopus Deploy
3 1 (4.00%) MSI
3 1 (4.00%) Subversion
3 1 (4.00%) TeamCity
3 1 (4.00%) Git (software)
General
1 1 (4.00%) Back Office
1 1 (4.00%) Law
1 1 (4.00%) Legal
1 1 (4.00%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 14 (56.00%) Developer
2 10 (40.00%) .NET Developer
3 3 (12.00%) Analyst
4 2 (8.00%) Test Analyst
4 2 (8.00%) Database Engineer
4 2 (8.00%) DevOps Engineer
5 1 (4.00%) Business Analyst
5 1 (4.00%) Junior
5 1 (4.00%) Software Engineer
5 1 (4.00%) Junior Test Analyst
5 1 (4.00%) Junior Analyst
5 1 (4.00%) Front-End Developer
5 1 (4.00%) Mobile Developer
5 1 (4.00%) C# .NET Developer
5 1 (4.00%) Windows Mobile Developer
5 1 (4.00%) Applications Packager
5 1 (4.00%) C++ Developer
5 1 (4.00%) C# Developer
5 1 (4.00%) SharePoint Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (68.00%) ASP.NET
2 9 (36.00%) HTML
3 6 (24.00%) CSS
4 4 (16.00%) .NET Framework
4 4 (16.00%) WCF
5 3 (12.00%) ASP.NET MVC
5 3 (12.00%) HTML5
5 3 (12.00%) Web Services
5 3 (12.00%) XML
5 3 (12.00%) CSS3
6 2 (8.00%) Middleware
6 2 (8.00%) ADO.NET
6 2 (8.00%) Entity Framework
6 2 (8.00%) WPF
6 2 (8.00%) jQuery
7 1 (4.00%) Google Maps API
7 1 (4.00%) RESTful
7 1 (4.00%) iOS SDK
7 1 (4.00%) REST
7 1 (4.00%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (12.00%) NHS
2 2 (8.00%) Clustering
2 2 (8.00%) Mobile App
3 1 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (4.00%) Streaming Video
Operating Systems
1 7 (28.00%) Windows
2 2 (8.00%) Windows Mobile
2 2 (8.00%) UNIX
3 1 (4.00%) Android
3 1 (4.00%) Apple iOS
3 1 (4.00%) Linux
3 1 (4.00%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (36.00%) MVC
2 8 (32.00%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (24.00%) SDLC
4 3 (12.00%) Web Development
4 3 (12.00%) Web Application Development
4 3 (12.00%) Unit Testing
5 2 (8.00%) Integration Testing
5 2 (8.00%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (8.00%) TDD
5 2 (8.00%) Software Engineering
5 2 (8.00%) ETL
5 2 (8.00%) OO
5 2 (8.00%) Refactoring
5 2 (8.00%) Test Automation
5 2 (8.00%) DevOps
5 2 (8.00%) Database Mirroring
5 2 (8.00%) System Integration Testing
6 1 (4.00%) Mobile Development
6 1 (4.00%) API Development
6 1 (4.00%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 18 (72.00%) C#
2 13 (52.00%) SQL
3 10 (40.00%) JavaScript
4 5 (20.00%) T-SQL
5 2 (8.00%) PHP
5 2 (8.00%) Java
5 2 (8.00%) PowerShell
6 1 (4.00%) C++
6 1 (4.00%) VB
6 1 (4.00%) VB.NET
6 1 (4.00%) Embedded C++
6 1 (4.00%) VB6
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.00%) HL7
System Software
1 1 (4.00%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 2 (8.00%) LiteSpeed
2 1 (4.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 4 (16.00%) Microsoft
1 4 (16.00%) Oracle
2 2 (8.00%) Sybase
2 2 (8.00%) Neverfail
3 1 (4.00%) Apple
3 1 (4.00%) Google
3 1 (4.00%) Facebook
3 1 (4.00%) Twitter
3 1 (4.00%) Xamarin
3 1 (4.00%) Nintex
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