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 17 September 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
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft .NET Framework
Rank 95 46 82
Rank change year-on-year
-49 +36
Contract jobs citing .NET Framework 43 105 62
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.38% 3.55% 1.83%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 5.48% 11.84% 5.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 66 23
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£325 £311 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.41% -4.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £271 £275 £228
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £375 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Average hourly rate - - £32.62
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £39.38 £41.00
% change year-on-year
-4.76% -3.96%
.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
784 887 1079
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 25.16% 30.03% 31.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 477 481 586
Average daily rate £325 £310 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.83% -4.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 17 31
Average hourly rate £32.50 £33.28 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.33% +21.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £18.00 £18.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £50.00 £43.38
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +7.69%

.NET Framework
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 17 September 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 17 September 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 -26 22 £325 - 33
Cheshire -18 10 £320 +6.66% 21
Merseyside -9 9 £350 +16.66% 9
Lancashire -32 1 - - 3
.NET Framework
England

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

For the 6 months to 17 September 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 86 (100.00%) .NET
2 77 (89.53%) C#
3 60 (69.77%) ASP.NET
4 58 (67.44%) SQL Server
5 48 (55.81%) HTML
6 47 (54.65%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
7 45 (52.33%) JavaScript
7 45 (52.33%) MVC
8 40 (46.51%) CSS
9 36 (41.86%) jQuery
10 27 (31.40%) Visual Studio
11 26 (30.23%) Web Services
11 26 (30.23%) SQL
11 26 (30.23%) Microsoft
12 23 (26.74%) WCF
12 23 (26.74%) ASP.NET MVC
13 21 (24.42%) LINQ
13 21 (24.42%) Agile Software Development
14 20 (23.26%) WPF
14 20 (23.26%) Windows
15 18 (20.93%) HTML5
15 18 (20.93%) SQL Server 2008
16 14 (16.28%) OO
17 13 (15.12%) XML
17 13 (15.12%) SharePoint
18 12 (13.95%) TDD
19 11 (12.79%) Oracle
20 10 (11.63%) Finance
20 10 (11.63%) WinForms
20 10 (11.63%) Umbraco

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

For the 6 months to 17 September 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 13 (15.12%) SharePoint
2 10 (11.63%) Umbraco
3 3 (3.49%) NServiceBus
4 2 (2.33%) CMS
4 2 (2.33%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (1.16%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (3.49%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.16%) Photoshop
2 1 (1.16%) Fireworks
2 1 (1.16%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 3 (3.49%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.33%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (2.33%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.65%) Internet
2 2 (2.33%) Intranet
3 1 (1.16%) CTI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 58 (67.44%) SQL Server
2 18 (20.93%) SQL Server 2008
3 9 (10.47%) SQL Server 2005
4 7 (8.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 5 (5.81%) SQL Server 2012
5 5 (5.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 4 (4.65%) SQL Server 2000
7 3 (3.49%) Relational Database
8 2 (2.33%) SQLPlus
8 2 (2.33%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (2.33%) Crystal Reports
8 2 (2.33%) Oracle Database
9 1 (1.16%) RavenDB
9 1 (1.16%) Couchbase
9 1 (1.16%) MongoDB
9 1 (1.16%) NoSQL
9 1 (1.16%) Oracle Database 10g
9 1 (1.16%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 27 (31.40%) Visual Studio
2 9 (10.47%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (5.81%) MSTest
3 5 (5.81%) Subversion
4 4 (4.65%) Mercurial
5 2 (2.33%) NUnit
6 1 (1.16%) LLBLGen Pro
6 1 (1.16%) SpecFlow
6 1 (1.16%) TeamCity
6 1 (1.16%) Git (software)
6 1 (1.16%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 1 (1.16%) Oracle Forms
6 1 (1.16%) ReSharper
General
1 10 (11.63%) Finance
2 5 (5.81%) Retail
3 2 (2.33%) Banking
4 1 (1.16%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (1.16%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.16%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 82 (95.35%) Developer
2 47 (54.65%) .NET Developer
3 26 (30.23%) C# Developer
4 19 (22.09%) C# .NET Developer
5 10 (11.63%) Web Developer
6 9 (10.47%) ASP.NET Developer
6 9 (10.47%) Software Developer
7 8 (9.30%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 4 (4.65%) .NET Web Developer
8 4 (4.65%) Analyst
9 3 (3.49%) Umbraco Developer
9 3 (3.49%) CRM Developer
9 3 (3.49%) Dynamics CRM Developer
10 2 (2.33%) VB6 Developer
10 2 (2.33%) Siebel Analyst
10 2 (2.33%) Senior Developer
10 2 (2.33%) VB Developer
10 2 (2.33%) SQL Developer
10 2 (2.33%) .NET Software Developer
11 1 (1.16%) WPF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 86 (100.00%) .NET
2 60 (69.77%) ASP.NET
3 48 (55.81%) HTML
4 47 (54.65%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
5 40 (46.51%) CSS
6 36 (41.86%) jQuery
7 26 (30.23%) Web Services
8 23 (26.74%) WCF
8 23 (26.74%) ASP.NET MVC
9 21 (24.42%) LINQ
10 20 (23.26%) WPF
11 18 (20.93%) HTML5
12 13 (15.12%) XML
13 10 (11.63%) WinForms
14 9 (10.47%) REST
14 9 (10.47%) Ajax
15 8 (9.30%) NHibernate
15 8 (9.30%) CSS3
16 6 (6.98%) JSON
16 6 (6.98%) Razor View Engine
Miscellaneous
1 4 (4.65%) N-Tier
2 2 (2.33%) RIA
3 1 (1.16%) User Experience
3 1 (1.16%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.16%) Open Source
3 1 (1.16%) Social Media
3 1 (1.16%) NHS
3 1 (1.16%) Replication
3 1 (1.16%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 20 (23.26%) Windows
2 1 (1.16%) Windows 8
2 1 (1.16%) Windows Phone 8
2 1 (1.16%) Windows Phone
2 1 (1.16%) UNIX
2 1 (1.16%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (52.33%) MVC
2 21 (24.42%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (16.28%) OO
4 12 (13.95%) TDD
5 9 (10.47%) Scrum
6 5 (5.81%) Unit Testing
6 5 (5.81%) MVVM
6 5 (5.81%) Business Analysis
7 4 (4.65%) OOD
7 4 (4.65%) SOA
8 3 (3.49%) Dependency Injection
8 3 (3.49%) Stress Testing
8 3 (3.49%) CRM
8 3 (3.49%) Software Engineering
9 2 (2.33%) Systems Analysis
9 2 (2.33%) Test-First Development
9 2 (2.33%) Extreme Programming
9 2 (2.33%) OOA/OOD
9 2 (2.33%) PRINCE2
9 2 (2.33%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 77 (89.53%) C#
2 45 (52.33%) JavaScript
3 26 (30.23%) SQL
4 8 (9.30%) PL/SQL
5 7 (8.14%) VB.NET
6 6 (6.98%) VB
6 6 (6.98%) T-SQL
7 4 (4.65%) Java
8 3 (3.49%) XAML
8 3 (3.49%) VB6
9 2 (2.33%) C++
9 2 (2.33%) VBScript
9 2 (2.33%) PowerShell
10 1 (1.16%) R
10 1 (1.16%) VC++
10 1 (1.16%) VBA
Qualifications
1 2 (2.33%) Degree
2 1 (1.16%) SC Cleared
2 1 (1.16%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.16%) ISEB
2 1 (1.16%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.81%) QA
2 1 (1.16%) ISO 9001
Vendors
1 26 (30.23%) Microsoft
2 11 (12.79%) Oracle
3 3 (3.49%) Telerik
4 2 (2.33%) Siebel
4 2 (2.33%) Sybase
5 1 (1.16%) Twitter
5 1 (1.16%) Adobe
5 1 (1.16%) CosmoCom
5 1 (1.16%) Actuate
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