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 April 2016 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.

3 months to
28 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft .NET (dotNet)
Rank 18 31 4
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -27
Contract jobs citing .NET 24 11 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 7.79% 2.87% 18.48%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 30.00% 19.64% 59.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 10 15
Average daily rate £325 £300 £290
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £247 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £655 £400 £319
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-7.14% -
.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 56 57
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 25.97% 14.62% 30.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 30 33
Average daily rate £325 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £225 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £18.80 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £37.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-5.40% +5.71%

.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 April 2016.

.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 April 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +7 17 £325 +8.33% 13
Wirral - 3 - - 1
Southport - 2 £338 - 1
Birkenhead - 1 £300 -
.NET
North West

.NET
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, 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 26 (59.09%) C#
2 22 (50.00%) SQL
3 16 (36.36%) SQL Server
4 13 (29.55%) Microsoft
5 11 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
6 10 (22.73%) MVC
6 10 (22.73%) ASP.NET
7 8 (18.18%) .NET Framework
8 7 (15.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 7 (15.91%) Web Services
8 7 (15.91%) MySQL
8 7 (15.91%) JavaScript
9 5 (11.36%) TDD
9 5 (11.36%) jQuery
9 5 (11.36%) PHP
9 5 (11.36%) VB.NET
9 5 (11.36%) MS Excel
9 5 (11.36%) CRM
9 5 (11.36%) Windows
9 5 (11.36%) MongoDB
10 4 (9.09%) SQL Server 2008
10 4 (9.09%) Line Management
10 4 (9.09%) Business Intelligence
10 4 (9.09%) Project Management
10 4 (9.09%) CSS
10 4 (9.09%) VB
10 4 (9.09%) JSON
10 4 (9.09%) WCF
11 3 (6.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 3 (6.82%) Advertising

.NET
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, 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 3 (6.82%) IIS
1 3 (6.82%) SharePoint
2 2 (4.55%) Exstream Dialogue
2 2 (4.55%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (2.27%) Apache
3 1 (2.27%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (2.27%) JBoss
3 1 (2.27%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (2.27%) Tomcat
3 1 (2.27%) Umbraco
Applications
1 5 (11.36%) MS Excel
2 2 (4.55%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (6.82%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (4.55%) Exstream
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.82%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (4.55%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.27%) DNS
1 1 (2.27%) Internet
1 1 (2.27%) Intranet
1 1 (2.27%) Network Security
1 1 (2.27%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (36.36%) SQL Server
2 7 (15.91%) MySQL
2 7 (15.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 5 (11.36%) MongoDB
4 4 (9.09%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (6.82%) Relational Database
5 3 (6.82%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 3 (6.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (4.55%) GIS
6 2 (4.55%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 2 (4.55%) NoSQL
6 2 (4.55%) QlikView
6 2 (4.55%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (2.27%) Crystal Reports
7 1 (2.27%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 2 (4.55%) JIRA
1 2 (4.55%) Mercurial
1 2 (4.55%) Subversion
1 2 (4.55%) TeamCity
1 2 (4.55%) Visual Studio
1 2 (4.55%) YouTrack
General
1 3 (6.82%) Advertising
2 2 (4.55%) Finance
2 2 (4.55%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.27%) Banking
3 1 (2.27%) Retail
Job Titles
1 29 (65.91%) Developer
2 18 (40.91%) .NET Developer
3 9 (20.45%) SQL Developer
4 7 (15.91%) C# .NET Developer
4 7 (15.91%) C# Developer
5 6 (13.64%) Delivery Manager
5 6 (13.64%) Digital Delivery Manager
6 5 (11.36%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
6 5 (11.36%) Senior Manager
7 4 (9.09%) Senior .NET Developer
7 4 (9.09%) Senior C# .NET Developer
7 4 (9.09%) Senior C# Developer
7 4 (9.09%) Senior Developer
7 4 (9.09%) Senior SQL Developer
7 4 (9.09%) Senior SQL Server Developer
7 4 (9.09%) SQL Server Developer
8 3 (6.82%) Analyst
8 3 (6.82%) PHP Developer
8 3 (6.82%) VB.NET Developer
9 2 (4.55%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (22.73%) ASP.NET
2 8 (18.18%) .NET Framework
3 7 (15.91%) Web Services
4 5 (11.36%) jQuery
5 4 (9.09%) CSS
5 4 (9.09%) JSON
5 4 (9.09%) WCF
6 3 (6.82%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 3 (6.82%) CakePHP
6 3 (6.82%) Entity Framework
6 3 (6.82%) HTML
6 3 (6.82%) SAML
6 3 (6.82%) XML
7 2 (4.55%) Autofac
7 2 (4.55%) Google Maps API
7 2 (4.55%) Hibernate
7 2 (4.55%) REST
7 2 (4.55%) SOAP
7 2 (4.55%) Spring
7 2 (4.55%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.82%) Data Structures
2 2 (4.55%) FMCG
3 1 (2.27%) Digital Media
3 1 (2.27%) PMI
3 1 (2.27%) Streaming Video
3 1 (2.27%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 5 (11.36%) Windows
2 3 (6.82%) Linux
2 3 (6.82%) Windows Server
3 2 (4.55%) Unix
4 1 (2.27%) Android
4 1 (2.27%) Apple iOS
4 1 (2.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (2.27%) Windows CE
4 1 (2.27%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (22.73%) MVC
3 5 (11.36%) CRM
3 5 (11.36%) TDD
4 4 (9.09%) Business Intelligence
4 4 (9.09%) Line Management
4 4 (9.09%) Project Management
5 3 (6.82%) Agile Project Management
5 3 (6.82%) Data Modelling
5 3 (6.82%) Mentoring
5 3 (6.82%) OO
5 3 (6.82%) Scrum
5 3 (6.82%) Waterfall
5 3 (6.82%) Web Development
6 2 (4.55%) Automated Testing
6 2 (4.55%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (4.55%) ETL
6 2 (4.55%) OOP
6 2 (4.55%) OWASP
6 2 (4.55%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 26 (59.09%) C#
2 22 (50.00%) SQL
3 7 (15.91%) JavaScript
4 5 (11.36%) PHP
4 5 (11.36%) VB.NET
5 4 (9.09%) VB
6 3 (6.82%) PowerShell
7 2 (4.55%) Java
7 2 (4.55%) PHP 5
7 2 (4.55%) T-SQL
7 2 (4.55%) VB6
Qualifications
1 2 (4.55%) Degree
1 2 (4.55%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.27%) MCITP
2 1 (2.27%) MCTS
2 1 (2.27%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (2.27%) PMI Certification
2 1 (2.27%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.27%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (2.27%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (4.55%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.27%) UAG
Systems Management
1 1 (2.27%) Puppet
1 1 (2.27%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 13 (29.55%) Microsoft
2 3 (6.82%) Google
3 2 (4.55%) HP
3 2 (4.55%) Oracle
3 2 (4.55%) SAP
4 1 (2.27%) Brocade
4 1 (2.27%) Motorola
4 1 (2.27%) Red Hat
4 1 (2.27%) Tableau
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