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 January 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 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft .NET (dotNet)
Rank 24 14 2
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -12
Contract jobs citing .NET 12 14 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 4.23% 7.37% 22.96%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 23.53% 41.18% 73.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 6 15
Average daily rate
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£410 £345 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.84% +6.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £258 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £418 £400 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.00 £33.84 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-5.43% -3.31%
.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
51 34 61
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 17.96% 17.89% 31.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 17 26
Average daily rate £350 £320 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £278 £275 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £433 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -7.14%

.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
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 January 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 -5 10 £410 +17.14% 29
Wirral -14 1 - - 5
Birkenhead - - - -
Southport - - - -
.NET
North West

.NET
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 39 (92.86%) SQL Server
2 35 (83.33%) C#
3 27 (64.29%) ASP.NET
4 24 (57.14%) Microsoft
5 20 (47.62%) JavaScript
6 19 (45.24%) HTML
7 15 (35.71%) IIS
7 15 (35.71%) Umbraco
8 14 (33.33%) HTML5
8 14 (33.33%) SQL
8 14 (33.33%) Windows
8 14 (33.33%) BizTalk Server
8 14 (33.33%) SharePoint
9 13 (30.95%) Web Services
10 12 (28.57%) XML
10 12 (28.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 12 (28.57%) WCF
11 11 (26.19%) Team Foundation Server
12 10 (23.81%) Release Management
12 10 (23.81%) Web Application Development
13 9 (21.43%) Content Management
13 9 (21.43%) Software Engineering
13 9 (21.43%) jQuery
13 9 (21.43%) HTTP
13 9 (21.43%) Degree
13 9 (21.43%) .NET Framework
13 9 (21.43%) XPath
13 9 (21.43%) QA
13 9 (21.43%) REST
13 9 (21.43%) Windows Server 2012

.NET
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 15 (35.71%) IIS
1 15 (35.71%) Umbraco
2 14 (33.33%) BizTalk Server
2 14 (33.33%) SharePoint
3 9 (21.43%) MQSeries
4 8 (19.05%) SharePoint 2010
5 2 (4.76%) CMS
Applications
1 4 (9.52%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.38%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.38%) Amazon ELB
1 1 (2.38%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (2.38%) Amazon S3
1 1 (2.38%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (21.43%) HTTP
2 5 (11.90%) Internet
3 2 (4.76%) CTI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (92.86%) SQL Server
2 12 (28.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 7 (16.67%) SQL Server 2008
4 5 (11.90%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (7.14%) SQL Server 2005
5 3 (7.14%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 3 (7.14%) SQL Server 2000
6 2 (4.76%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 2 (4.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (2.38%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (2.38%) Amazon RDS
7 1 (2.38%) Relational Database
7 1 (2.38%) Data Mining
7 1 (2.38%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 11 (26.19%) Team Foundation Server
2 7 (16.67%) Visual Studio
3 1 (2.38%) YouTrack
3 1 (2.38%) TeamCity
General
1 2 (4.76%) Finance
1 2 (4.76%) Manufacturing
2 1 (2.38%) Retail
2 1 (2.38%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 27 (64.29%) Developer
2 10 (23.81%) .NET Developer
3 9 (21.43%) BizTalk Developer
4 8 (19.05%) Analyst
4 8 (19.05%) Web Developer
5 4 (9.52%) Applications Developer
5 4 (9.52%) Siebel Analyst
6 3 (7.14%) Consultant
7 2 (4.76%) Software Developer
7 2 (4.76%) .NET Web Developer
7 2 (4.76%) Siebel Developer
8 1 (2.38%) Data Manager
8 1 (2.38%) Analyst Developer
8 1 (2.38%) IT Project Manager
8 1 (2.38%) Developer Analyst
8 1 (2.38%) Senior .NET Developer
8 1 (2.38%) Data Consultant
8 1 (2.38%) BizTalk Consultant
8 1 (2.38%) DevOps Consultant
8 1 (2.38%) Data Warehouse Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (64.29%) ASP.NET
2 19 (45.24%) HTML
3 14 (33.33%) HTML5
4 13 (30.95%) Web Services
5 12 (28.57%) XML
5 12 (28.57%) WCF
6 9 (21.43%) jQuery
6 9 (21.43%) .NET Framework
6 9 (21.43%) REST
6 9 (21.43%) MSMQ
7 8 (19.05%) CSS
8 3 (7.14%) ASP.NET MVC
9 2 (4.76%) XHTML
9 2 (4.76%) SOAP
9 2 (4.76%) ASP.NET Web Forms
9 2 (4.76%) ASP.NET Web API
9 2 (4.76%) ASP.NET MVC 4
9 2 (4.76%) Razor View Engine
10 1 (2.38%) Spring
10 1 (2.38%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 4 (9.52%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (7.14%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 14 (33.33%) Windows
2 9 (21.43%) Windows Server 2012
3 4 (9.52%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (9.52%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (23.81%) Release Management
1 10 (23.81%) Web Application Development
2 9 (21.43%) Content Management
2 9 (21.43%) Software Engineering
3 8 (19.05%) MVC
3 8 (19.05%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (16.67%) OOP
4 7 (16.67%) OO
4 7 (16.67%) SOA
5 3 (7.14%) Web Development
5 3 (7.14%) Systems Analysis
5 3 (7.14%) PRINCE2
6 2 (4.76%) Data Modelling
7 1 (2.38%) Business Analysis
7 1 (2.38%) Project Planning
7 1 (2.38%) Integration Testing
7 1 (2.38%) Use Case
7 1 (2.38%) Information Governance
7 1 (2.38%) Technical Analysis
7 1 (2.38%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 35 (83.33%) C#
2 20 (47.62%) JavaScript
3 14 (33.33%) SQL
4 9 (21.43%) XPath
4 9 (21.43%) XQuery
5 6 (14.29%) VBScript
6 4 (9.52%) VB
6 4 (9.52%) Java
7 3 (7.14%) PHP
8 1 (2.38%) PowerShell
8 1 (2.38%) VB.NET
8 1 (2.38%) VBA
8 1 (2.38%) T-SQL
8 1 (2.38%) C++
Qualifications
1 9 (21.43%) Degree
2 2 (4.76%) Security Cleared
3 1 (2.38%) MCITP
3 1 (2.38%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.38%) MCP
3 1 (2.38%) MCSD
3 1 (2.38%) MCDBA
3 1 (2.38%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (21.43%) QA
Vendors
1 24 (57.14%) Microsoft
2 4 (9.52%) Siebel
2 4 (9.52%) Oracle
3 2 (4.76%) CosmoCom
3 2 (4.76%) Actuate
3 2 (4.76%) SAP
4 1 (2.38%) MicroStrategy
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