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 30 June 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
30 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft .NET (dotNet)
Rank 26 10 10
Rank change year-on-year
-16 0
Contract jobs citing .NET 16 16 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 4.24% 8.79% 9.00%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 23.19% 33.33% 33.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 9 11
Average daily rate
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£300 £300 £300
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
- +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £32.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -5.88%
.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
69 48 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 18.30% 26.37% 26.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 27 33
Average daily rate £310 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £148 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £468 £378
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -

.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 30 June 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 30 June 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 -11 10 £293 +0.86% 18
.NET
North West

.NET
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 30 June 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 25 (83.33%) ASP.NET
2 24 (80.00%) C#
3 19 (63.33%) SQL Server
4 14 (46.67%) Windows
5 13 (43.33%) Agile Software Development
5 13 (43.33%) WCF
5 13 (43.33%) Web Application Development
6 12 (40.00%) Microsoft
6 12 (40.00%) BizTalk Server
6 12 (40.00%) Web Services
6 12 (40.00%) XML
6 12 (40.00%) IIS
7 11 (36.67%) SQL
7 11 (36.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 10 (33.33%) REST
8 10 (33.33%) Visual Studio
9 9 (30.00%) MSMQ
9 9 (30.00%) MQSeries
9 9 (30.00%) OO
9 9 (30.00%) HTTP
9 9 (30.00%) XQuery
9 9 (30.00%) Team Foundation Server
9 9 (30.00%) Windows Server 2012
9 9 (30.00%) XPath
9 9 (30.00%) Release Management
10 8 (26.67%) JavaScript
11 7 (23.33%) HTML
11 7 (23.33%) SOA
11 7 (23.33%) OOP
11 7 (23.33%) MVC

.NET
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 30 June 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 12 (40.00%) IIS
1 12 (40.00%) BizTalk Server
2 9 (30.00%) MQSeries
3 4 (13.33%) SharePoint
4 2 (6.67%) JCAPS
5 1 (3.33%) K2 blackpearl
5 1 (3.33%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (3.33%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (3.33%) CMS
5 1 (3.33%) Umbraco
Applications
1 5 (16.67%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.67%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (6.67%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (3.33%) SaaS
2 1 (3.33%) Amazon SQS
2 1 (3.33%) CloudFront
2 1 (3.33%) Google Analytics
2 1 (3.33%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 9 (30.00%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (63.33%) SQL Server
2 11 (36.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (13.33%) MySQL
4 3 (10.00%) Relational Database
5 2 (6.67%) Oracle Database
5 2 (6.67%) RDBMS
5 2 (6.67%) Oracle Database 11g
5 2 (6.67%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (6.67%) MongoDB
5 2 (6.67%) DB2
5 2 (6.67%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (3.33%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (3.33%) Azure SQL Database
6 1 (3.33%) SSDT
6 1 (3.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (3.33%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 10 (33.33%) Visual Studio
2 9 (30.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (6.67%) SoapUI
4 1 (3.33%) MSBuild
4 1 (3.33%) Octopus Deploy
4 1 (3.33%) MSI
4 1 (3.33%) TeamCity
4 1 (3.33%) Git (software)
General
1 1 (3.33%) Back Office
1 1 (3.33%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 20 (66.67%) Developer
2 9 (30.00%) BizTalk Developer
3 8 (26.67%) .NET Developer
4 4 (13.33%) Applications Developer
5 2 (6.67%) Database Engineer
5 2 (6.67%) Analyst
5 2 (6.67%) Test Analyst
5 2 (6.67%) DevOps Engineer
6 1 (3.33%) Junior
6 1 (3.33%) Consultant
6 1 (3.33%) C++ Developer
6 1 (3.33%) C# Developer
6 1 (3.33%) SharePoint Developer
6 1 (3.33%) Junior Test Analyst
6 1 (3.33%) Applications Packager
6 1 (3.33%) BizTalk Consultant
6 1 (3.33%) Junior Analyst
6 1 (3.33%) Front-End Developer
6 1 (3.33%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (83.33%) ASP.NET
2 13 (43.33%) WCF
3 12 (40.00%) Web Services
3 12 (40.00%) XML
4 10 (33.33%) REST
5 9 (30.00%) MSMQ
6 7 (23.33%) HTML
7 4 (13.33%) CSS
8 3 (10.00%) .NET Framework
9 2 (6.67%) ADO.NET
9 2 (6.67%) Middleware
9 2 (6.67%) ASP.NET MVC
9 2 (6.67%) Entity Framework
10 1 (3.33%) iOS SDK
10 1 (3.33%) HTML5
10 1 (3.33%) WPF
10 1 (3.33%) jQuery
10 1 (3.33%) Google Maps API
10 1 (3.33%) RESTful
10 1 (3.33%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.00%) NHS
2 2 (6.67%) Clustering
3 1 (3.33%) Mobile App
3 1 (3.33%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.33%) Streaming Video
Operating Systems
1 14 (46.67%) Windows
2 9 (30.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (6.67%) UNIX
4 1 (3.33%) Linux
4 1 (3.33%) Windows Mobile
4 1 (3.33%) Android
4 1 (3.33%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (43.33%) Agile Software Development
1 13 (43.33%) Web Application Development
2 9 (30.00%) OO
2 9 (30.00%) Release Management
3 7 (23.33%) OOP
3 7 (23.33%) MVC
3 7 (23.33%) SOA
4 6 (20.00%) SDLC
5 3 (10.00%) Unit Testing
6 2 (6.67%) Integration Testing
6 2 (6.67%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (6.67%) Web Development
6 2 (6.67%) Refactoring
6 2 (6.67%) ETL
6 2 (6.67%) TDD
6 2 (6.67%) Test Automation
6 2 (6.67%) DevOps
6 2 (6.67%) Database Mirroring
6 2 (6.67%) System Integration Testing
7 1 (3.33%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 24 (80.00%) C#
2 11 (36.67%) SQL
3 9 (30.00%) XQuery
3 9 (30.00%) XPath
4 8 (26.67%) JavaScript
5 4 (13.33%) T-SQL
6 2 (6.67%) PowerShell
7 1 (3.33%) VB6
7 1 (3.33%) VB
7 1 (3.33%) VB.NET
7 1 (3.33%) Embedded C++
7 1 (3.33%) PHP
7 1 (3.33%) C++
7 1 (3.33%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (3.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.67%) HL7
System Software
1 1 (3.33%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 2 (6.67%) LiteSpeed
2 1 (3.33%) SCCM
Vendors
1 12 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (13.33%) Oracle
3 2 (6.67%) Sybase
3 2 (6.67%) Neverfail
4 1 (3.33%) Apple
4 1 (3.33%) Google
4 1 (3.33%) Facebook
4 1 (3.33%) Twitter
4 1 (3.33%) Xamarin
4 1 (3.33%) Nintex
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