The first table below looks at the demand 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 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category for the North West region.

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 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft .NET Framework
Rank 82 68 81
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +13
Contract jobs citing .NET Framework 51 66 63
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.69% 2.44% 1.95%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 6.88% 8.42% 6.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 40 32
Average daily rate
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£325 £300 £285
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £275 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £350 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Average hourly rate - - £36.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £41.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -14.63%
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
741 784 1024
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 24.50% 28.94% 31.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 439 412 566
Average daily rate £325 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £375 £442
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 17 38
Average hourly rate £30.00 £25.00 £26.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -3.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.75 £13.61 £16.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £43.38
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +7.69%
.NET Framework
England

.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 31 July 2014.

.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 31 July 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
Manchester +9 36 £325 +8.33% 44
Cheshire -4 8 £320 +6.66% 12
Lancashire -29 2 £250 -16.66% 6
Merseyside -7 1 £320 +6.66% 10
.NET Framework
England

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

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, 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.

1 105 (100.00%) .NET
2 95 (90.48%) C#
3 78 (74.29%) ASP.NET
4 69 (65.71%) SQL Server
5 63 (60.00%) MVC
5 63 (60.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
6 57 (54.29%) HTML
7 51 (48.57%) JavaScript
8 50 (47.62%) CSS
9 45 (42.86%) jQuery
10 35 (33.33%) Visual Studio
10 35 (33.33%) SQL
10 35 (33.33%) WCF
11 33 (31.43%) ASP.NET MVC
12 32 (30.48%) WPF
12 32 (30.48%) Web Services
13 31 (29.52%) Windows
14 27 (25.71%) OO
15 26 (24.76%) TDD
15 26 (24.76%) LINQ
16 24 (22.86%) Microsoft
17 22 (20.95%) HTML5
17 22 (20.95%) SQL Server 2008
18 16 (15.24%) XML
18 16 (15.24%) Agile Software Development
18 16 (15.24%) Finance
18 16 (15.24%) WinForms
19 15 (14.29%) SQL Server 2005
19 15 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
20 14 (13.33%) Scrum

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

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, 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 7 (6.67%) IIS
2 6 (5.71%) SharePoint
3 4 (3.81%) Umbraco
4 3 (2.86%) NServiceBus
5 2 (1.90%) CMS
Applications
1 2 (1.90%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.95%) Fireworks
2 1 (0.95%) InfoPath
2 1 (0.95%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 3 (2.86%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.90%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (1.90%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (5.71%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 69 (65.71%) SQL Server
2 22 (20.95%) SQL Server 2008
3 15 (14.29%) SQL Server 2005
4 12 (11.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 10 (9.52%) SQL Server 2012
6 8 (7.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 3 (2.86%) SQLPlus
7 3 (2.86%) Crystal Reports
7 3 (2.86%) Relational Database
8 2 (1.90%) SQL Server 2000
8 2 (1.90%) Oracle Database
8 2 (1.90%) NoSQL
9 1 (0.95%) RavenDB
9 1 (0.95%) MongoDB
9 1 (0.95%) Couchbase
9 1 (0.95%) RDBMS
9 1 (0.95%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 35 (33.33%) Visual Studio
2 15 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
3 7 (6.67%) MSTest
4 6 (5.71%) Subversion
5 4 (3.81%) Mercurial
5 4 (3.81%) Moq
6 3 (2.86%) Git (software)
7 2 (1.90%) NUnit
7 2 (1.90%) TeamCity
8 1 (0.95%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 1 (0.95%) Oracle Forms
8 1 (0.95%) LLBLGen Pro
8 1 (0.95%) WiX
8 1 (0.95%) SpecFlow
8 1 (0.95%) T4 Templates
8 1 (0.95%) YouTrack
General
1 16 (15.24%) Finance
2 8 (7.62%) Retail
3 4 (3.81%) Banking
4 1 (0.95%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.95%) Legal
4 1 (0.95%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 98 (93.33%) Developer
2 60 (57.14%) .NET Developer
3 32 (30.48%) C# Developer
4 21 (20.00%) C# .NET Developer
5 16 (15.24%) ASP.NET Developer
6 11 (10.48%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 7 (6.67%) Software Developer
8 6 (5.71%) Web Developer
9 3 (2.86%) Senior Developer
9 3 (2.86%) Software Engineer
9 3 (2.86%) VB Developer
9 3 (2.86%) CRM Developer
9 3 (2.86%) Umbraco Developer
9 3 (2.86%) .NET Web Developer
9 3 (2.86%) Dynamics CRM Developer
10 2 (1.90%) Senior .NET Developer
10 2 (1.90%) VB6 Developer
10 2 (1.90%) .NET Software Developer
10 2 (1.90%) Lead .NET Developer
10 2 (1.90%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 105 (100.00%) .NET
2 78 (74.29%) ASP.NET
3 63 (60.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
4 57 (54.29%) HTML
5 50 (47.62%) CSS
6 45 (42.86%) jQuery
7 35 (33.33%) WCF
8 33 (31.43%) ASP.NET MVC
9 32 (30.48%) WPF
9 32 (30.48%) Web Services
10 26 (24.76%) LINQ
11 22 (20.95%) HTML5
12 16 (15.24%) XML
12 16 (15.24%) WinForms
13 12 (11.43%) Ajax
13 12 (11.43%) Razor View Engine
14 10 (9.52%) CSS3
15 9 (8.57%) NHibernate
15 9 (8.57%) ASP.NET MVC 4
16 8 (7.62%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 5 (4.76%) N-Tier
2 4 (3.81%) Inversion of Control
3 3 (2.86%) Replication
4 2 (1.90%) RIA
5 1 (0.95%) Open Source
5 1 (0.95%) Social Media
5 1 (0.95%) Statistics
5 1 (0.95%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 31 (29.52%) Windows
2 4 (3.81%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (0.95%) Apple iOS
3 1 (0.95%) Windows 8
3 1 (0.95%) Windows Phone 8
3 1 (0.95%) Windows Phone
3 1 (0.95%) Linux
3 1 (0.95%) Android
3 1 (0.95%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (60.00%) MVC
2 27 (25.71%) OO
3 26 (24.76%) TDD
4 16 (15.24%) Agile Software Development
5 14 (13.33%) Scrum
6 8 (7.62%) SOA
6 8 (7.62%) MVVM
7 7 (6.67%) Unit Testing
7 7 (6.67%) OOD
7 7 (6.67%) Software Engineering
7 7 (6.67%) Business Analysis
8 6 (5.71%) CRM
9 5 (4.76%) UML
10 4 (3.81%) Business Intelligence
10 4 (3.81%) Pair Programming
10 4 (3.81%) Document Management
10 4 (3.81%) User Stories
11 3 (2.86%) Continuous Integration
11 3 (2.86%) Test Automation
11 3 (2.86%) Dependency Injection
Programming Languages
1 95 (90.48%) C#
2 51 (48.57%) JavaScript
3 35 (33.33%) SQL
4 9 (8.57%) T-SQL
4 9 (8.57%) VB.NET
5 8 (7.62%) PL/SQL
6 7 (6.67%) VB
7 6 (5.71%) C++
8 5 (4.76%) VC++
8 5 (4.76%) VB6
9 3 (2.86%) XAML
10 1 (0.95%) Objective-C
10 1 (0.95%) PowerShell
10 1 (0.95%) Java
10 1 (0.95%) VBA
10 1 (0.95%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 4 (3.81%) SC Cleared
1 4 (3.81%) Security Cleared
2 3 (2.86%) MCPD
2 3 (2.86%) MCP
2 3 (2.86%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (2.86%) MCTS
3 1 (0.95%) ISTQB
3 1 (0.95%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.76%) ISO 9001
Vendors
1 24 (22.86%) Microsoft
2 10 (9.52%) Oracle
3 3 (2.86%) Telerik
4 2 (1.90%) MicroStrategy
4 2 (1.90%) Sybase
5 1 (0.95%) SAP
5 1 (0.95%) Adobe
5 1 (0.95%) Twitter
5 1 (0.95%) Xamarin
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