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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited .NET Framework over the 3 months to 29 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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
29 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft .NET Framework
Rank 103 137 91
Rank change year-on-year
+34 -46
Contract jobs citing .NET Framework 49 26 52
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.40% 0.62% 1.65%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 5.07% 2.53% 6.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 13 34
Median daily rate £325 £338 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.70% +3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £296 £300 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £463 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £343 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.04% +5.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Median hourly rate £45.00 £42.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £51.63 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-22.52% +37.68%
.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
966 1026 819
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 27.56% 24.45% 26.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 665 663 480
Median daily rate £375 £388 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% +19.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £300 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £451
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £368 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.04% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 34 13
Median hourly rate £28.00 £40.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.00% +33.33%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £38.89 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.86% +11.10%

.NET Framework
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the North West region citing .NET Framework as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 29 August 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing .NET Framework within the North West region over the 3 months to 29 August 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester +18 28 £338 - 27
Cheshire +15 8 £313 -9.09% 8
Merseyside +8 7 £338 +8.00% 3
Lancashire +11 3 £250 -23.07% 4
Cumbria +18 2 £350 -
.NET Framework
England

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

For the 6 months to 29 August 2016, IT contractor jobs citing .NET Framework also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the North West region with a requirement for .NET Framework.

1 88 (100.00%) .NET
2 68 (77.27%) C#
3 64 (72.73%) MVC
4 54 (61.36%) ASP.NET
5 50 (56.82%) Entity Framework
6 42 (47.73%) JavaScript
7 41 (46.59%) Agile Software Development
8 36 (40.91%) SQL Server
9 32 (36.36%) ASP.NET MVC
10 31 (35.23%) HTML
11 30 (34.09%) SQL
12 27 (30.68%) CSS
13 25 (28.41%) Scrum
14 24 (27.27%) jQuery
15 22 (25.00%) Microsoft
16 21 (23.86%) Web Development
17 16 (18.18%) Windows
18 15 (17.05%) XML
18 15 (17.05%) MS Excel
19 13 (14.77%) Project Management
19 13 (14.77%) Unit Testing
19 13 (14.77%) Team Foundation Server
20 12 (13.64%) HTML5
20 12 (13.64%) AngularJS
20 12 (13.64%) ASP.NET Web Forms
20 12 (13.64%) ASP.NET Web API
20 12 (13.64%) Linux
20 12 (13.64%) IIS
20 12 (13.64%) MySQL
21 11 (12.50%) Web Services

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 12 (13.64%) IIS
2 10 (11.36%) CMS
3 8 (9.09%) SharePoint
4 6 (6.82%) Apache
4 6 (6.82%) JBoss
4 6 (6.82%) Tomcat
5 3 (3.41%) Sitecore CMS
5 3 (3.41%) Sitefinity
6 2 (2.27%) Umbraco
7 1 (1.14%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (1.14%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 15 (17.05%) MS Excel
2 5 (5.68%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.14%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 6 (6.82%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.14%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (9.09%) Internet
2 6 (6.82%) DNS
2 6 (6.82%) SSL
3 4 (4.55%) Intranet
4 2 (2.27%) Network Security
5 1 (1.14%) HTTP
5 1 (1.14%) RS-232
5 1 (1.14%) RS-422
5 1 (1.14%) RS-485
5 1 (1.14%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (40.91%) SQL Server
2 12 (13.64%) MySQL
3 8 (9.09%) NoSQL
4 6 (6.82%) Relational Database
4 6 (6.82%) SQL Server 2008
5 5 (5.68%) MongoDB
6 2 (2.27%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (1.14%) PerformancePoint
7 1 (1.14%) PowerPivot
7 1 (1.14%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 13 (14.77%) Team Foundation Server
2 7 (7.95%) JIRA
2 7 (7.95%) Subversion
3 5 (5.68%) Cucumber
3 5 (5.68%) NUnit
4 4 (4.55%) Git (software)
5 3 (3.41%) Moq
5 3 (3.41%) Visual Studio
6 1 (1.14%) Appium
6 1 (1.14%) Grunt
6 1 (1.14%) gulp
6 1 (1.14%) Jasmine
6 1 (1.14%) MSBuild
6 1 (1.14%) Selenium
6 1 (1.14%) SpecFlow
6 1 (1.14%) TeamCity
6 1 (1.14%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 1 (1.14%) WiX
General
1 7 (7.95%) Finance
2 4 (4.55%) Banking
2 4 (4.55%) Games
3 3 (3.41%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.14%) Billing
4 1 (1.14%) Electronics
4 1 (1.14%) Legal
4 1 (1.14%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 69 (78.41%) Developer
2 48 (54.55%) .NET Developer
3 39 (44.32%) C# Developer
4 29 (32.95%) C# .NET Developer
5 18 (20.45%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
6 14 (15.91%) ASP.NET Developer
7 13 (14.77%) Web Developer
8 10 (11.36%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 9 (10.23%) SQL Developer
10 6 (6.82%) Senior .NET Developer
10 6 (6.82%) Senior ASP.NET Developer
10 6 (6.82%) Senior ASP.NET MVC Developer
10 6 (6.82%) Senior C# .NET Developer
10 6 (6.82%) Senior C# ASP.NET Developer
10 6 (6.82%) Senior C# Developer
10 6 (6.82%) Senior Developer
10 6 (6.82%) Senior SQL Developer
11 5 (5.68%) C# Web Developer
11 5 (5.68%) CMS Developer
11 5 (5.68%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 88 (100.00%) .NET
2 54 (61.36%) ASP.NET
3 50 (56.82%) Entity Framework
4 32 (36.36%) ASP.NET MVC
5 31 (35.23%) HTML
6 27 (30.68%) CSS
7 24 (27.27%) jQuery
8 15 (17.05%) XML
9 12 (13.64%) AngularJS
9 12 (13.64%) ASP.NET Web API
9 12 (13.64%) ASP.NET Web Forms
9 12 (13.64%) HTML5
10 11 (12.50%) Web Services
11 10 (11.36%) SOAP
12 9 (10.23%) WCF
13 7 (7.95%) REST
13 7 (7.95%) WinForms
14 6 (6.82%) LAMP
14 6 (6.82%) NHibernate
14 6 (6.82%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (6.82%) PMI
2 3 (3.41%) Inversion of Control
3 2 (2.27%) Client/Server
3 2 (2.27%) Computer Science
3 2 (2.27%) Digital Media
3 2 (2.27%) Mobile App
3 2 (2.27%) User Experience
4 1 (1.14%) Algorithms
4 1 (1.14%) Device Driver
4 1 (1.14%) Internet of Things
4 1 (1.14%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.14%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 16 (18.18%) Windows
2 12 (13.64%) Linux
3 10 (11.36%) Windows Server 2012
4 6 (6.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 6 (6.82%) Windows Server
5 5 (5.68%) Unix
6 1 (1.14%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (72.73%) MVC
2 41 (46.59%) Agile Software Development
3 25 (28.41%) Scrum
4 21 (23.86%) Web Development
5 13 (14.77%) Project Management
5 13 (14.77%) Unit Testing
6 11 (12.50%) Automated Testing
7 9 (10.23%) OO
7 9 (10.23%) TDD
8 8 (9.09%) BDD
8 8 (9.09%) Content Management
9 6 (6.82%) Capacity Management
9 6 (6.82%) ERP
9 6 (6.82%) ITIL
9 6 (6.82%) PRINCE2
9 6 (6.82%) Security Management
9 6 (6.82%) Use Case
9 6 (6.82%) User Stories
10 5 (5.68%) OOP
10 5 (5.68%) OWASP
Programming Languages
1 68 (77.27%) C#
2 42 (47.73%) JavaScript
3 30 (34.09%) SQL
4 11 (12.50%) PowerShell
5 10 (11.36%) Java
5 10 (11.36%) T-SQL
6 8 (9.09%) PHP
7 7 (7.95%) VB
8 6 (6.82%) VB.NET
9 4 (4.55%) C++
9 4 (4.55%) VB6
10 3 (3.41%) Bash Shell
11 1 (1.14%) Assembly Language
11 1 (1.14%) C
11 1 (1.14%) Embedded C
11 1 (1.14%) VBA
Qualifications
1 9 (10.23%) Security Cleared
2 8 (9.09%) SC Cleared
3 7 (7.95%) Degree
4 6 (6.82%) MCITP
4 6 (6.82%) MCTS
4 6 (6.82%) Microsoft Certification
4 6 (6.82%) PMI Certification
4 6 (6.82%) RHCE
5 1 (1.14%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.68%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.14%) QA
System Software
1 9 (10.23%) Active Directory
2 6 (6.82%) UAG
3 1 (1.14%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 6 (6.82%) Puppet
1 6 (6.82%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 22 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 8 (9.09%) Oracle
3 6 (6.82%) Brocade
3 6 (6.82%) Red Hat
4 4 (4.55%) Sitecore
5 3 (3.41%) Twitter
6 2 (2.27%) Perforce
7 1 (1.14%) SAP