The table below looks at the statistics for .NET skills in IT contracts advertised for the Merseyside region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited .NET over the 3 months to 31 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
31 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft .NET (dotNet)
Rank 21 29 4
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -25
Contract jobs citing .NET 23 10 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 6.73% 2.75% 14.06%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 28.75% 19.61% 54.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 8 13
Median daily rate £325 £293 £290
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +0.86%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £85 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £341 £300 £325
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £338 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.40% +2.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £40.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +25.00%
.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
80 51 50
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 23.39% 14.05% 26.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 22 27
Median daily rate £350 £300 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £121 £148
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £425 £470
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £18.80 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £37.80 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-14.02% +8.00%

.NET
Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Merseyside region citing .NET as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing .NET within the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 31 May 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Liverpool +7 12 £308 +9.91% 12
Wirral - 4 £260 - 2
Southport - 2 £338 - 1
Birkenhead - 1 £300 - 2
Bootle - 1 - -
.NET
North West

.NET
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 31 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing .NET also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Merseyside region with a requirement for .NET.

1 26 (61.90%) C#
2 17 (40.48%) SQL
3 14 (33.33%) SQL Server
4 13 (30.95%) Microsoft
5 11 (26.19%) .NET Framework
6 10 (23.81%) MVC
6 10 (23.81%) Agile Software Development
6 10 (23.81%) ASP.NET
7 9 (21.43%) MySQL
8 8 (19.05%) PHP
9 7 (16.67%) Windows
9 7 (16.67%) SharePoint
9 7 (16.67%) Project Management
10 6 (14.29%) Linux
10 6 (14.29%) Web Services
10 6 (14.29%) JavaScript
10 6 (14.29%) IIS
11 5 (11.90%) MongoDB
11 5 (11.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 5 (11.90%) Java
11 5 (11.90%) Active Directory
12 4 (9.52%) Microsoft Certification
12 4 (9.52%) RHCE
12 4 (9.52%) PMI
12 4 (9.52%) PMI Certification
12 4 (9.52%) Red Hat
12 4 (9.52%) DNS
12 4 (9.52%) SSL
12 4 (9.52%) CRM
12 4 (9.52%) Security Management

.NET
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 7 (16.67%) SharePoint
2 6 (14.29%) IIS
3 4 (9.52%) Apache
3 4 (9.52%) JBoss
3 4 (9.52%) Tomcat
4 2 (4.76%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (2.38%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (2.38%) CMS
5 1 (2.38%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (2.38%) Umbraco
Applications
1 3 (7.14%) MS Excel
2 2 (4.76%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (4.76%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (7.14%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (4.76%) Office 365
3 1 (2.38%) Google Play
Communications & Networking
1 4 (9.52%) DNS
1 4 (9.52%) Internet
1 4 (9.52%) SSL
2 1 (2.38%) Intranet
2 1 (2.38%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 9 (21.43%) MySQL
3 5 (11.90%) MongoDB
3 5 (11.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (9.52%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (4.76%) GIS
5 2 (4.76%) NoSQL
5 2 (4.76%) Relational Database
5 2 (4.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (4.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (2.38%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (2.38%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 1 (2.38%) QlikView
6 1 (2.38%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (2.38%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 2 (4.76%) JIRA
1 2 (4.76%) Subversion
1 2 (4.76%) Visual Studio
2 1 (2.38%) Mercurial
2 1 (2.38%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (2.38%) TeamCity
2 1 (2.38%) YouTrack
General
1 2 (4.76%) Advertising
1 2 (4.76%) Manufacturing
2 1 (2.38%) Banking
Job Titles
1 24 (57.14%) Developer
2 12 (28.57%) .NET Developer
3 8 (19.05%) C# Developer
4 6 (14.29%) C# .NET Developer
4 6 (14.29%) Delivery Manager
4 6 (14.29%) Digital Delivery Manager
4 6 (14.29%) SQL Developer
5 5 (11.90%) Senior Manager
6 4 (9.52%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
6 4 (9.52%) Senior .NET Developer
6 4 (9.52%) Senior C# .NET Developer
6 4 (9.52%) Senior C# Developer
6 4 (9.52%) Senior Developer
6 4 (9.52%) Senior SQL Developer
6 4 (9.52%) Senior SQL Server Developer
6 4 (9.52%) SQL Server Developer
7 3 (7.14%) Analyst
7 3 (7.14%) PHP Developer
8 2 (4.76%) Business Analyst
8 2 (4.76%) Project Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (26.19%) .NET Framework
2 10 (23.81%) ASP.NET
3 6 (14.29%) Web Services
4 4 (9.52%) jQuery
4 4 (9.52%) JSON
4 4 (9.52%) JSP
4 4 (9.52%) LAMP
4 4 (9.52%) WCF
5 3 (7.14%) ASP.NET Web Forms
5 3 (7.14%) CakePHP
5 3 (7.14%) Entity Framework
5 3 (7.14%) REST
5 3 (7.14%) SAML
5 3 (7.14%) SOAP
5 3 (7.14%) XML
6 2 (4.76%) ASP.NET Web API
6 2 (4.76%) Autofac
6 2 (4.76%) CSS
6 2 (4.76%) Google Maps API
6 2 (4.76%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 4 (9.52%) PMI
2 3 (7.14%) Data Structures
3 2 (4.76%) FMCG
4 1 (2.38%) Digital Media
4 1 (2.38%) Streaming Video
4 1 (2.38%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 7 (16.67%) Windows
2 6 (14.29%) Linux
3 4 (9.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 4 (9.52%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (7.14%) Windows Server
5 2 (4.76%) Unix
6 1 (2.38%) Android
6 1 (2.38%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (23.81%) Agile Software Development
1 10 (23.81%) MVC
2 7 (16.67%) Project Management
3 4 (9.52%) Capacity Management
3 4 (9.52%) CRM
3 4 (9.52%) ITIL
3 4 (9.52%) Line Management
3 4 (9.52%) PRINCE2
3 4 (9.52%) Security Management
3 4 (9.52%) TDD
4 3 (7.14%) Agile Project Management
4 3 (7.14%) Business Intelligence
4 3 (7.14%) Data Modelling
4 3 (7.14%) Mentoring
4 3 (7.14%) OO
4 3 (7.14%) Scrum
4 3 (7.14%) User Stories
5 2 (4.76%) Automated Testing
5 2 (4.76%) Data Management
5 2 (4.76%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 26 (61.90%) C#
2 17 (40.48%) SQL
3 8 (19.05%) PHP
4 6 (14.29%) JavaScript
5 5 (11.90%) Java
6 4 (9.52%) PowerShell
7 3 (7.14%) VB.NET
8 2 (4.76%) Delphi
8 2 (4.76%) PHP 5
8 2 (4.76%) VB
9 1 (2.38%) Bash Shell
9 1 (2.38%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (9.52%) MCITP
1 4 (9.52%) MCTS
1 4 (9.52%) Microsoft Certification
1 4 (9.52%) PMI Certification
1 4 (9.52%) RHCE
2 2 (4.76%) Degree
2 2 (4.76%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.38%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (2.38%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (11.90%) Active Directory
2 4 (9.52%) UAG
Systems Management
1 4 (9.52%) Puppet
1 4 (9.52%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 13 (30.95%) Microsoft
2 4 (9.52%) Brocade
2 4 (9.52%) Red Hat
3 3 (7.14%) Google
4 2 (4.76%) Oracle
4 2 (4.76%) SAP
5 1 (2.38%) Sitecore
5 1 (2.38%) Tableau
5 1 (2.38%) Twitter