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 16 April 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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft .NET Framework
Rank 77 67 63
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -4
Contract jobs citing .NET Framework 61 51 74
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.89% 2.08% 2.42%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 7.65% 7.91% 8.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 27 45
Average daily rate £350 £300 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% +4.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £289 £253 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £464 £336
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 5
Average hourly rate £40.00 £29.96 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.51% +19.84%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £32.75 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.87% -6.42%
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
797 645 861
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 24.70% 26.33% 28.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 450 337 506
Average daily rate £350 £313 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.00% -3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £235 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 30 37
Average hourly rate £40.29 £29.00 £21.86
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+38.91% +32.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.39 £13.50 £14.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £136.50 £160.50 £42.26
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
- +12.90%
.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 16 April 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 16 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -18 26 £350 +14.28% 34
Cheshire +3 19 £363 +28.31% 9
Merseyside +3 6 - - 7
Cumbria - 5 £375 -
Lancashire -20 4 £324 +12.60% 4
.NET Framework
England

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

For the 6 months to 16 April 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.

1 109 (100.00%) .NET
2 102 (93.58%) C#
3 74 (67.89%) ASP.NET
4 64 (58.72%) MVC
5 46 (42.20%) SQL Server
5 46 (42.20%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
6 44 (40.37%) HTML
7 43 (39.45%) SQL
7 43 (39.45%) jQuery
8 42 (38.53%) JavaScript
9 40 (36.70%) ASP.NET MVC
10 39 (35.78%) WPF
10 39 (35.78%) OO
11 37 (33.94%) Windows
11 37 (33.94%) TDD
11 37 (33.94%) WCF
12 35 (32.11%) Microsoft
13 32 (29.36%) CSS
14 26 (23.85%) WinForms
14 26 (23.85%) Software Engineering
15 25 (22.94%) HTML5
16 23 (21.10%) Visual Studio
17 20 (18.35%) Web Services
18 17 (15.60%) LINQ
19 16 (14.68%) Agile Software Development
20 15 (13.76%) Microsoft Azure
20 15 (13.76%) Razor View Engine
21 14 (12.84%) SQL Server 2008
21 14 (12.84%) Team Foundation Server
21 14 (12.84%) Unit Testing

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

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 6 (5.50%) IIS
2 5 (4.59%) SharePoint
3 4 (3.67%) BizTalk Server
4 3 (2.75%) SharePoint 2013
4 3 (2.75%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (0.92%) WebSphere
Applications
1 6 (5.50%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (1.83%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 15 (13.76%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.83%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.92%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (6.42%) Intranet
2 1 (0.92%) DSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (42.20%) SQL Server
2 14 (12.84%) SQL Server 2008
3 12 (11.01%) SQL Server 2005
4 9 (8.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 9 (8.26%) SQL Server 2012
5 6 (5.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 4 (3.67%) SQLPlus
7 3 (2.75%) Crystal Reports
8 2 (1.83%) MongoDB
8 2 (1.83%) NoSQL
9 1 (0.92%) Relational Database
9 1 (0.92%) RavenDB
9 1 (0.92%) Couchbase
Development Applications
1 23 (21.10%) Visual Studio
2 14 (12.84%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (5.50%) Subversion
4 4 (3.67%) Git (software)
4 4 (3.67%) Moq
4 4 (3.67%) Rational Rhapsody
5 3 (2.75%) Mercurial
5 3 (2.75%) MSTest
5 3 (2.75%) NMock
6 2 (1.83%) TeamCity
6 2 (1.83%) T4 Templates
6 2 (1.83%) YouTrack
6 2 (1.83%) JIRA
7 1 (0.92%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 1 (0.92%) NUnit
7 1 (0.92%) WiX
7 1 (0.92%) PhoneGap
7 1 (0.92%) Jenkins
7 1 (0.92%) Selenium
General
1 10 (9.17%) Finance
2 4 (3.67%) Retail
3 2 (1.83%) Banking
4 1 (0.92%) Marketing
4 1 (0.92%) Local Government
4 1 (0.92%) Legal
4 1 (0.92%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.92%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 86 (78.90%) Developer
2 48 (44.04%) .NET Developer
3 31 (28.44%) C# Developer
4 19 (17.43%) C# .NET Developer
5 17 (15.60%) ASP.NET Developer
6 16 (14.68%) Software Engineer
7 7 (6.42%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 6 (5.50%) Senior Developer
8 6 (5.50%) Web Developer
9 5 (4.59%) Software Developer
9 5 (4.59%) Integration Engineer
9 5 (4.59%) WPF Developer
10 3 (2.75%) SharePoint Developer
10 3 (2.75%) VB Developer
10 3 (2.75%) Applications Developer
11 2 (1.83%) Lead .NET Developer
11 2 (1.83%) Lead Developer
11 2 (1.83%) Senior Software Engineer
11 2 (1.83%) VB.NET Developer
11 2 (1.83%) .NET Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 109 (100.00%) .NET
2 74 (67.89%) ASP.NET
3 46 (42.20%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
4 44 (40.37%) HTML
5 43 (39.45%) jQuery
6 40 (36.70%) ASP.NET MVC
7 39 (35.78%) WPF
8 37 (33.94%) WCF
9 32 (29.36%) CSS
10 26 (23.85%) WinForms
11 25 (22.94%) HTML5
12 20 (18.35%) Web Services
13 17 (15.60%) LINQ
14 15 (13.76%) Razor View Engine
15 11 (10.09%) Silverlight
15 11 (10.09%) REST
16 10 (9.17%) Ajax
17 9 (8.26%) JSON
18 8 (7.34%) ASP.NET MVC 4
18 8 (7.34%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 14 (12.84%) N-Tier
2 9 (8.26%) Enterprise Software
3 4 (3.67%) Inversion of Control
4 3 (2.75%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.83%) Replication
6 1 (0.92%) W3C
6 1 (0.92%) Statistics
6 1 (0.92%) Social Media
6 1 (0.92%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 37 (33.94%) Windows
2 4 (3.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (0.92%) UNIX
3 1 (0.92%) Linux
3 1 (0.92%) Windows CE
3 1 (0.92%) Android
3 1 (0.92%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (58.72%) MVC
2 39 (35.78%) OO
3 37 (33.94%) TDD
4 26 (23.85%) Software Engineering
5 16 (14.68%) Agile Software Development
6 14 (12.84%) Unit Testing
6 14 (12.84%) OOD
7 13 (11.93%) SOA
7 13 (11.93%) Scrum
8 12 (11.01%) MVVM
9 8 (7.34%) Multithreading
10 7 (6.42%) UML
10 7 (6.42%) OOP
11 5 (4.59%) CRM
11 5 (4.59%) Information Security
11 5 (4.59%) Pair Programming
11 5 (4.59%) Web Development
12 4 (3.67%) Continuous Integration
12 4 (3.67%) User Stories
12 4 (3.67%) Document Management
Programming Languages
1 102 (93.58%) C#
2 43 (39.45%) SQL
3 42 (38.53%) JavaScript
4 8 (7.34%) T-SQL
4 8 (7.34%) VB
5 7 (6.42%) C++
6 6 (5.50%) VB6
6 6 (5.50%) VB.NET
7 5 (4.59%) VC++
8 4 (3.67%) PL/SQL
9 2 (1.83%) PowerShell
9 2 (1.83%) XAML
9 2 (1.83%) VBA
9 2 (1.83%) VBScript
10 1 (0.92%) Delphi
10 1 (0.92%) Java
10 1 (0.92%) C
10 1 (0.92%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 4 (3.67%) Degree
1 4 (3.67%) MCPD
1 4 (3.67%) MCTS
1 4 (3.67%) Microsoft Certification
1 4 (3.67%) MCP
2 3 (2.75%) SC Cleared
2 3 (2.75%) Security Cleared
3 1 (0.92%) ISEB
3 1 (0.92%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.59%) ISO 9001
2 4 (3.67%) HL7
3 3 (2.75%) SLA
4 1 (0.92%) QA
Vendors
1 35 (32.11%) Microsoft
2 5 (4.59%) DevExpress
3 4 (3.67%) Telerik
3 4 (3.67%) SAP
4 3 (2.75%) Typemock
5 2 (1.83%) MicroStrategy
5 2 (1.83%) Sybase
6 1 (0.92%) Oracle
6 1 (0.92%) Twitter
6 1 (0.92%) Xamarin
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