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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft .NET (dotNet)
Rank 29 4 15
Rank change year-on-year
-25 +11
Contract jobs citing .NET 10 26 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 2.98% 14.69% 8.84%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 23.26% 55.32% 33.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 12 7
Average daily rate
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£293 £290 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.86% -3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £85 £250 £228
10% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £324 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.27% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £32.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -8.57%
.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
43 47 56
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 12.80% 26.55% 26.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 23 31
Average daily rate £300 £290 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% -3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £88 £148 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £413 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Average hourly rate - £18.50 £14.79
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +25.10%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+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
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 22 May 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 22 May 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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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 -19 7 £280 -6.27% 24
.NET
North West

.NET
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 20 (83.33%) ASP.NET
2 19 (79.17%) C#
3 16 (66.67%) SQL Server
4 13 (54.17%) Web Application Development
5 12 (50.00%) WCF
5 12 (50.00%) BizTalk Server
6 11 (45.83%) IIS
6 11 (45.83%) XML
6 11 (45.83%) Windows
6 11 (45.83%) Microsoft
7 10 (41.67%) Web Services
7 10 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
7 10 (41.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 10 (41.67%) REST
8 9 (37.50%) Windows Server 2012
8 9 (37.50%) Release Management
8 9 (37.50%) Team Foundation Server
8 9 (37.50%) XPath
8 9 (37.50%) XQuery
8 9 (37.50%) HTTP
8 9 (37.50%) MSMQ
8 9 (37.50%) MQSeries
9 8 (33.33%) OO
9 8 (33.33%) Visual Studio
9 8 (33.33%) SQL
10 7 (29.17%) OOP
10 7 (29.17%) SOA
11 5 (20.83%) HTML
12 4 (16.67%) JavaScript
12 4 (16.67%) T-SQL

.NET
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 (50.00%) BizTalk Server
2 11 (45.83%) IIS
3 9 (37.50%) MQSeries
4 3 (12.50%) SharePoint
5 2 (8.33%) JCAPS
6 1 (4.17%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 3 (12.50%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.17%) Google Analytics
1 1 (4.17%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (37.50%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (66.67%) SQL Server
2 10 (41.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (16.67%) MySQL
4 2 (8.33%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (8.33%) RDBMS
4 2 (8.33%) DB2
4 2 (8.33%) Oracle Database 11g
4 2 (8.33%) Relational Database
4 2 (8.33%) Oracle Database
5 1 (4.17%) SSDT
5 1 (4.17%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (4.17%) MongoDB
5 1 (4.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (4.17%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 9 (37.50%) Team Foundation Server
2 8 (33.33%) Visual Studio
3 2 (8.33%) SoapUI
4 1 (4.17%) MSBuild
4 1 (4.17%) MSI
General
1 1 (4.17%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 15 (62.50%) Developer
2 9 (37.50%) BizTalk Developer
3 4 (16.67%) .NET Developer
3 4 (16.67%) Applications Developer
4 2 (8.33%) Analyst
4 2 (8.33%) Test Analyst
4 2 (8.33%) Database Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) DevOps Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Junior Test Analyst
5 1 (4.17%) BizTalk Consultant
5 1 (4.17%) Junior Analyst
5 1 (4.17%) C++ Developer
5 1 (4.17%) SharePoint Developer
5 1 (4.17%) Consultant
5 1 (4.17%) Junior
5 1 (4.17%) Applications Packager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (83.33%) ASP.NET
2 12 (50.00%) WCF
3 11 (45.83%) XML
4 10 (41.67%) Web Services
4 10 (41.67%) REST
5 9 (37.50%) MSMQ
6 5 (20.83%) HTML
7 2 (8.33%) CSS
7 2 (8.33%) Middleware
7 2 (8.33%) .NET Framework
8 1 (4.17%) Entity Framework
8 1 (4.17%) iOS SDK
8 1 (4.17%) jQuery
8 1 (4.17%) Google Maps API
8 1 (4.17%) ASP.NET MVC
8 1 (4.17%) SOAP
8 1 (4.17%) ADO.NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (12.50%) NHS
2 2 (8.33%) Clustering
3 1 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (4.17%) Mobile App
3 1 (4.17%) Streaming Video
Operating Systems
1 11 (45.83%) Windows
2 9 (37.50%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (8.33%) UNIX
4 1 (4.17%) Android
4 1 (4.17%) Apple iOS
4 1 (4.17%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (54.17%) Web Application Development
2 10 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (37.50%) Release Management
4 8 (33.33%) OO
5 7 (29.17%) OOP
5 7 (29.17%) SOA
6 3 (12.50%) MVC
7 2 (8.33%) ETL
7 2 (8.33%) Test Automation
7 2 (8.33%) Unit Testing
7 2 (8.33%) Integration Testing
7 2 (8.33%) Database Mirroring
8 1 (4.17%) Android Development
8 1 (4.17%) iOS Development
8 1 (4.17%) DevOps
8 1 (4.17%) Analytics
8 1 (4.17%) Continuous Integration
8 1 (4.17%) System Testing
8 1 (4.17%) Time Management
8 1 (4.17%) Memory Management
Programming Languages
1 19 (79.17%) C#
2 9 (37.50%) XPath
2 9 (37.50%) XQuery
3 8 (33.33%) SQL
4 4 (16.67%) JavaScript
4 4 (16.67%) T-SQL
5 2 (8.33%) PowerShell
6 1 (4.17%) VB.NET
6 1 (4.17%) PHP
6 1 (4.17%) C++
6 1 (4.17%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 1 (4.17%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.33%) HL7
System Software
1 2 (8.33%) LiteSpeed
2 1 (4.17%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 1 (4.17%) SCCM
Vendors
1 11 (45.83%) Microsoft
2 4 (16.67%) Oracle
3 2 (8.33%) Sybase
3 2 (8.33%) Neverfail
4 1 (4.17%) Nintex
4 1 (4.17%) Facebook
4 1 (4.17%) Twitter
4 1 (4.17%) Xamarin
4 1 (4.17%) Google
4 1 (4.17%) Apple
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