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 October 2014 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 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft .NET (dotNet)
Rank 9 5 6
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +1
Contract jobs citing .NET 30 36 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 10.60% 16.07% 12.57%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 52.63% 51.43% 66.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 22 15
Average daily rate
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£300 £313 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% -6.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £156 £275 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £350 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £32.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -
.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
57 70 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 20.14% 31.25% 18.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 44 22
Average daily rate £325 £313 £260
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% +20.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £142 £275 £204
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £375 £375
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 £35.00 £35.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
- +16.66%

.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 October 2014.

.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 October 2014. 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 -1 26 £300 -11.11% 18
St Helens - 3 - - 2
Wirral -9 1 - - 1
Southport - - - - 1
Birkenhead - - - - 2
.NET
North West

.NET
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 31 October 2014, 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 41 (83.67%) SQL Server
2 35 (71.43%) C#
3 24 (48.98%) HTML
4 23 (46.94%) JavaScript
4 23 (46.94%) ASP.NET
5 21 (42.86%) Microsoft
6 20 (40.82%) SQL
7 19 (38.78%) Umbraco
8 15 (30.61%) SharePoint
9 13 (26.53%) HTML5
10 11 (22.45%) Degree
11 10 (20.41%) Content Management
11 10 (20.41%) QA
11 10 (20.41%) .NET Framework
11 10 (20.41%) MVC
11 10 (20.41%) CSS
12 9 (18.37%) jQuery
12 9 (18.37%) Web Development
12 9 (18.37%) Software Engineering
12 9 (18.37%) SharePoint 2010
13 8 (16.33%) SQL Server 2008
14 7 (14.29%) XML
14 7 (14.29%) IIS
14 7 (14.29%) Data Warehouse
15 6 (12.24%) NHS
15 6 (12.24%) VBScript
15 6 (12.24%) VB
15 6 (12.24%) Oracle
16 5 (10.20%) Web Services
16 5 (10.20%) Windows

.NET
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 31 October 2014, 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 19 (38.78%) Umbraco
2 15 (30.61%) SharePoint
3 9 (18.37%) SharePoint 2010
4 7 (14.29%) IIS
5 4 (8.16%) BizTalk Server
6 3 (6.12%) CMS
7 1 (2.04%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 4 (8.16%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.04%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.04%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (2.04%) Amazon S3
1 1 (2.04%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (2.04%) GitHub
1 1 (2.04%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 5 (10.20%) Internet
2 2 (4.08%) CTI
3 1 (2.04%) Intranet
3 1 (2.04%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (83.67%) SQL Server
2 8 (16.33%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (14.29%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (8.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (8.16%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 3 (6.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (6.12%) SQL Server 2005
5 3 (6.12%) SQL Server 2000
6 2 (4.08%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 2 (4.08%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (2.04%) Amazon RDS
7 1 (2.04%) Relational Database
7 1 (2.04%) MongoDB
7 1 (2.04%) QlikView
7 1 (2.04%) OLAP
7 1 (2.04%) DTS
7 1 (2.04%) Data Mining
7 1 (2.04%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 4 (8.16%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (4.08%) Visual Studio
3 1 (2.04%) NUnit
3 1 (2.04%) Selenium
3 1 (2.04%) WebDriver
General
1 3 (6.12%) Finance
2 2 (4.08%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.04%) Banking
3 1 (2.04%) Retail
3 1 (2.04%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 33 (67.35%) Developer
2 15 (30.61%) Web Developer
3 11 (22.45%) Analyst
3 11 (22.45%) .NET Developer
4 4 (8.16%) Siebel Analyst
5 3 (6.12%) Software Developer
6 2 (4.08%) Test Analyst
6 2 (4.08%) Consultant
6 2 (4.08%) .NET Web Developer
6 2 (4.08%) C# Developer
6 2 (4.08%) Analyst Developer
6 2 (4.08%) Siebel Developer
7 1 (2.04%) Data Manager
7 1 (2.04%) Senior Systems Developer
7 1 (2.04%) Systems Developer
7 1 (2.04%) SQL Server Consultant
7 1 (2.04%) iPhone Developer
7 1 (2.04%) Agile Test Analyst
7 1 (2.04%) Data Warehouse Manager
7 1 (2.04%) DevOps Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (48.98%) HTML
2 23 (46.94%) ASP.NET
3 13 (26.53%) HTML5
4 10 (20.41%) CSS
4 10 (20.41%) .NET Framework
5 9 (18.37%) jQuery
6 7 (14.29%) XML
7 5 (10.20%) Web Services
8 4 (8.16%) ASP.NET MVC
8 4 (8.16%) WCF
8 4 (8.16%) XSLT
9 3 (6.12%) XHTML
9 3 (6.12%) SOAP
9 3 (6.12%) Razor View Engine
9 3 (6.12%) ASP.NET MVC 4
9 3 (6.12%) ASP.NET Web Forms
9 3 (6.12%) ASP.NET Web API
10 1 (2.04%) Struts
10 1 (2.04%) XSD
10 1 (2.04%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 6 (12.24%) NHS
2 5 (10.20%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.04%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.04%) iPhone
3 1 (2.04%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 5 (10.20%) Windows
2 4 (8.16%) Windows Server 2008
2 4 (8.16%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (20.41%) MVC
1 10 (20.41%) Content Management
2 9 (18.37%) Software Engineering
2 9 (18.37%) Web Development
3 5 (10.20%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (6.12%) Integration Testing
4 3 (6.12%) Mentoring
4 3 (6.12%) Systems Analysis
4 3 (6.12%) PRINCE2
5 2 (4.08%) Data Modelling
5 2 (4.08%) Regression Testing
5 2 (4.08%) Scrum
5 2 (4.08%) Technical Analysis
5 2 (4.08%) Software Testing
5 2 (4.08%) V-Model
6 1 (2.04%) Market Research
6 1 (2.04%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (2.04%) Kimball Methodology
6 1 (2.04%) Information Governance
6 1 (2.04%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 35 (71.43%) C#
2 23 (46.94%) JavaScript
3 20 (40.82%) SQL
4 6 (12.24%) VBScript
4 6 (12.24%) VB
5 5 (10.20%) Java
6 3 (6.12%) T-SQL
7 2 (4.08%) PowerShell
7 2 (4.08%) VB.NET
7 2 (4.08%) C++
8 1 (2.04%) PHP
8 1 (2.04%) VBA
Qualifications
1 11 (22.45%) Degree
2 2 (4.08%) ISTQB
2 2 (4.08%) ISEB
3 1 (2.04%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (2.04%) MCITP
3 1 (2.04%) MCP
3 1 (2.04%) MCSD
3 1 (2.04%) MCDBA
3 1 (2.04%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.04%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (20.41%) QA
2 1 (2.04%) HL7
Vendors
1 21 (42.86%) Microsoft
2 6 (12.24%) Oracle
3 4 (8.16%) Siebel
4 2 (4.08%) CosmoCom
4 2 (4.08%) Actuate
5 1 (2.04%) MicroStrategy
5 1 (2.04%) Xamarin
5 1 (2.04%) SAP
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