The table below looks at the statistics for .NET Framework skills in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited .NET Framework 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 Framework
Rank 121 100 86
Rank change year-on-year
-21 -14
Contract jobs citing .NET Framework 45 58 54
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.12% 1.49% 1.76%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 4.41% 6.52% 7.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 30 29
Average daily rate £328 £393 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.56% +12.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £312 £299 £283
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £456
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 1
Average hourly rate - £42.50 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
- +21.42%
.NET Framework
England

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 North West region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
1021 889 713
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 25.36% 22.90% 23.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 698 562 422
Average daily rate £388 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.89% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 20 7
Average hourly rate £37.50 £42.50 £40.57
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% +4.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.80 £16.16 £40.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £46.09 £140.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £37.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-5.40% +5.71%

.NET Framework
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing .NET Framework across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

.NET Framework Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

.NET Framework
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing .NET Framework across the North West region.

.NET Framework Daily Rate Trend in the North West

.NET Framework
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing .NET Framework across the North West region over the 3 months to 28 April 2016.

.NET Framework Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

.NET Framework
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing .NET Framework across the North West region.

.NET Framework Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

.NET Framework
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing .NET Framework within the North West 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
Cheshire -10 22 £320 -20.00% 10
Manchester -19 11 £350 +7.69% 24
Merseyside +4 4 £325 +14.03% 4
Lancashire -10 2 £650 +71.05% 4
.NET Framework
England

.NET Framework
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing .NET Framework 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 Framework.

1 131 (100.00%) .NET
2 116 (88.55%) C#
3 72 (54.96%) MVC
4 60 (45.80%) SQL Server
5 53 (40.46%) Entity Framework
6 49 (37.40%) SQL
7 45 (34.35%) JavaScript
7 45 (34.35%) XML
7 45 (34.35%) Agile Software Development
8 41 (31.30%) ASP.NET
9 39 (29.77%) Microsoft
9 39 (29.77%) WCF
10 38 (29.01%) HTML
11 33 (25.19%) CSS
12 29 (22.14%) OO
13 28 (21.37%) Visual Studio
13 28 (21.37%) T-SQL
13 28 (21.37%) jQuery
13 28 (21.37%) AngularJS
14 27 (20.61%) Web Development
14 27 (20.61%) JSON
14 27 (20.61%) Unit Testing
14 27 (20.61%) Web Services
15 26 (19.85%) HTML5
16 25 (19.08%) Windows
16 25 (19.08%) OOP
17 24 (18.32%) Team Foundation Server
18 22 (16.79%) ASP.NET Web API
18 22 (16.79%) EPiServer
18 22 (16.79%) C++

.NET Framework
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing .NET Framework 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 Framework. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 18 (13.74%) CMS
2 11 (8.40%) Sitecore CMS
3 10 (7.63%) SharePoint
4 9 (6.87%) IIS
5 7 (5.34%) Node.js
6 3 (2.29%) EPiServer CMS
6 3 (2.29%) Umbraco
7 2 (1.53%) Apache
7 2 (1.53%) JBoss
7 2 (1.53%) SharePoint 2010
7 2 (1.53%) SharePoint 2013
7 2 (1.53%) Tomcat
Applications
1 16 (12.21%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.29%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.53%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.76%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 6 (4.58%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (3.82%) SaaS
3 4 (3.05%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (3.05%) Cloud Computing
3 4 (3.05%) IaaS
4 1 (0.76%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (5.34%) Internet
2 2 (1.53%) DNS
2 2 (1.53%) Firewall
2 2 (1.53%) Network Security
2 2 (1.53%) SSL
3 1 (0.76%) Extranet
3 1 (0.76%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 60 (45.80%) SQL Server
2 14 (10.69%) SQL Server 2012
3 12 (9.16%) SQL Server 2008
4 9 (6.87%) MongoDB
5 7 (5.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 5 (3.82%) MySQL
7 4 (3.05%) Apache Cassandra
7 4 (3.05%) Data Warehouse
8 3 (2.29%) Crystal Reports
8 3 (2.29%) Oracle Database
8 3 (2.29%) Relational Database
8 3 (2.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 3 (2.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 2 (1.53%) Big Data
9 2 (1.53%) GIS
9 2 (1.53%) Hadoop
9 2 (1.53%) NoSQL
10 1 (0.76%) PerformancePoint
10 1 (0.76%) PowerPivot
10 1 (0.76%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 28 (21.37%) Visual Studio
2 24 (18.32%) Team Foundation Server
3 11 (8.40%) SpecFlow
4 9 (6.87%) Git (software)
5 6 (4.58%) ClearCase
5 6 (4.58%) Moq
5 6 (4.58%) Subversion
6 5 (3.82%) Grunt
6 5 (3.82%) MSTest
6 5 (3.82%) NUnit
7 4 (3.05%) Appcelerator Titanium
7 4 (3.05%) JIRA
7 4 (3.05%) Rational Robot
7 4 (3.05%) Xcode
8 3 (2.29%) ReSharper
9 2 (1.53%) Octopus Deploy
9 2 (1.53%) TeamCity
10 1 (0.76%) Appium
10 1 (0.76%) Balsamiq Mockups
10 1 (0.76%) NuGet
General
1 18 (13.74%) Finance
2 12 (9.16%) Games
3 3 (2.29%) Billing
3 3 (2.29%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.53%) Avionics
4 2 (1.53%) Legal
4 2 (1.53%) Military
4 2 (1.53%) Retail
5 1 (0.76%) Banking
5 1 (0.76%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 105 (80.15%) Developer
2 55 (41.98%) C# Developer
3 52 (39.69%) .NET Developer
4 24 (18.32%) C# .NET Developer
5 13 (9.92%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
6 11 (8.40%) Applications Developer
6 11 (8.40%) Architect
7 10 (7.63%) Software Developer
8 9 (6.87%) ASP.NET Developer
8 9 (6.87%) Technical Architect
9 8 (6.11%) SQL Developer
10 7 (5.34%) Agile Developer
10 7 (5.34%) C# Software Engineer
10 7 (5.34%) Full Stack Developer
10 7 (5.34%) HTML Developer
10 7 (5.34%) Mobile Applications Developer
10 7 (5.34%) Mobile Developer
10 7 (5.34%) Software Engineer
11 6 (4.58%) C# WPF Developer
11 6 (4.58%) WPF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 131 (100.00%) .NET
2 53 (40.46%) Entity Framework
3 45 (34.35%) XML
4 41 (31.30%) ASP.NET
5 39 (29.77%) WCF
6 38 (29.01%) HTML
7 33 (25.19%) CSS
8 28 (21.37%) AngularJS
8 28 (21.37%) jQuery
9 27 (20.61%) JSON
9 27 (20.61%) Web Services
10 26 (19.85%) HTML5
11 22 (16.79%) ASP.NET Web API
12 21 (16.03%) ASP.NET MVC
12 21 (16.03%) SOAP
13 17 (12.98%) WPF
14 16 (12.21%) CSS3
14 16 (12.21%) XSLT
15 11 (8.40%) ASP.NET MVC 5
16 9 (6.87%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 16 (12.21%) Enterprise Software
2 10 (7.63%) Mobile App
2 10 (7.63%) User Experience
3 6 (4.58%) Computer Science
4 5 (3.82%) Replication
5 4 (3.05%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (2.29%) Digital Media
6 3 (2.29%) Social Media
7 2 (1.53%) Client/Server
7 2 (1.53%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.53%) PMI
7 2 (1.53%) Visualisation
8 1 (0.76%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 25 (19.08%) Windows
2 8 (6.11%) Linux
2 8 (6.11%) Windows Server 2012
3 6 (4.58%) Unix
4 5 (3.82%) Windows Mobile
5 4 (3.05%) Android
5 4 (3.05%) Apple iOS
5 4 (3.05%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (2.29%) Windows Server
7 2 (1.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.76%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 72 (54.96%) MVC
2 45 (34.35%) Agile Software Development
3 29 (22.14%) OO
4 27 (20.61%) Unit Testing
4 27 (20.61%) Web Development
5 25 (19.08%) OOP
6 21 (16.03%) TDD
7 20 (15.27%) Translating Business Requirements
8 19 (14.50%) Scrum
9 18 (13.74%) Automated Testing
10 17 (12.98%) Use Case
11 15 (11.45%) Front End Development
11 15 (11.45%) Software Engineering
12 13 (9.92%) OWASP
13 12 (9.16%) BDD
14 11 (8.40%) Requirements Analysis
14 11 (8.40%) Web Testing
15 8 (6.11%) Dependency Injection
15 8 (6.11%) Process Management
15 8 (6.11%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 116 (88.55%) C#
2 49 (37.40%) SQL
3 45 (34.35%) JavaScript
4 28 (21.37%) T-SQL
5 22 (16.79%) C++
6 13 (9.92%) Java
7 11 (8.40%) VB.NET
8 9 (6.87%) VB
9 6 (4.58%) PowerShell
10 5 (3.82%) XPath
11 4 (3.05%) Objective-C
11 4 (3.05%) PHP
11 4 (3.05%) Python
11 4 (3.05%) XAML
12 2 (1.53%) R
12 2 (1.53%) VB6
13 1 (0.76%) Bash Shell
13 1 (0.76%) VBA
Qualifications
1 9 (6.87%) Degree
2 8 (6.11%) SC Cleared
2 8 (6.11%) Security Cleared
3 3 (2.29%) ISEB
3 3 (2.29%) ISTQB
3 3 (2.29%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (1.53%) MCITP
4 2 (1.53%) MCTS
4 2 (1.53%) PMI Certification
4 2 (1.53%) RHCE
5 1 (0.76%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (8.40%) WCAG
2 1 (0.76%) QA
System Software
1 7 (5.34%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.53%) UAG
Systems Management
1 4 (3.05%) Opscode Chef
1 4 (3.05%) StatsD
2 2 (1.53%) Puppet
2 2 (1.53%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 39 (29.77%) Microsoft
2 22 (16.79%) EPiServer
3 12 (9.16%) Oracle
4 11 (8.40%) Sitecore
5 5 (3.82%) Capita
6 4 (3.05%) Apigee
6 4 (3.05%) Appcelerator
6 4 (3.05%) Citrix
6 4 (3.05%) DevExpress
6 4 (3.05%) Mashery
6 4 (3.05%) Xamarin
7 3 (2.29%) OpenText
7 3 (2.29%) Telerik
8 2 (1.53%) Apple
8 2 (1.53%) BEA
8 2 (1.53%) Google
8 2 (1.53%) Red Hat
8 2 (1.53%) SAP
8 2 (1.53%) Tableau
8 2 (1.53%) Teradata
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