The table below looks at the statistics for .NET 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 over the 3 months to 19 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft .NET (dotNet)
Rank 10 6 9
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +3
Contract jobs citing .NET 302 350 342
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 9.50% 11.83% 10.21%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 38.13% 39.50% 32.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 187 208 196
Average daily rate
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£325 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.24% +0.08%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £245 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £441 £390 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 7 9
Average hourly rate £31.56 £19.50 £38.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+61.82% -49.35%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £33.50 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+11.94% -1.47%
.NET
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
792 886 1062
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 24.91% 29.95% 31.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 480 481 576
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 30
Average hourly rate £32.50 £33.28 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.33% +10.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £18.00 £18.10
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
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

.NET Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

.NET
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 across the North West region.

.NET Daily Rate Trend in the North West

.NET
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing .NET across the North West region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014.

.NET Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

.NET
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 across the North West region.

.NET Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

.NET
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 within the North West region over the 3 months to 19 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
(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
Manchester -7 137 £325 +4.41% 170
Cheshire +6 86 £320 +6.66% 83
Merseyside +6 37 £305 +1.66% 41
Lancashire -17 28 £400 +28.51% 30
Cumbria -9 1 - -
.NET
England

.NET
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing .NET 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.

1 394 (66.44%) C#
2 264 (44.52%) SQL Server
2 264 (44.52%) ASP.NET
3 222 (37.44%) HTML
4 208 (35.08%) JavaScript
5 197 (33.22%) CSS
6 188 (31.70%) MVC
7 186 (31.37%) SQL
8 153 (25.80%) Agile Software Development
9 140 (23.61%) jQuery
10 119 (20.07%) Microsoft
11 118 (19.90%) Web Services
12 98 (16.53%) WCF
13 93 (15.68%) SharePoint
14 87 (14.67%) ASP.NET MVC
14 87 (14.67%) .NET Framework
15 86 (14.50%) HTML5
16 82 (13.83%) Windows
17 80 (13.49%) SQL Server 2008
18 77 (12.98%) TDD
19 73 (12.31%) Visual Studio
19 73 (12.31%) Finance
20 67 (11.30%) XML
21 66 (11.13%) Team Foundation Server
22 57 (9.61%) WPF
23 54 (9.11%) Scrum
24 51 (8.60%) T-SQL
24 51 (8.60%) Java
25 48 (8.09%) VB
25 48 (8.09%) OO

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

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing .NET 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. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 93 (15.68%) SharePoint
2 46 (7.76%) IIS
3 43 (7.25%) SharePoint 2010
4 37 (6.24%) Umbraco
5 31 (5.23%) CMS
6 19 (3.20%) SharePoint 2013
7 14 (2.36%) Tomcat
8 13 (2.19%) WebSphere
9 12 (2.02%) BizTalk Server
10 7 (1.18%) Adobe CQ
10 7 (1.18%) Apache
10 7 (1.18%) nginx
10 7 (1.18%) Sitecore CMS
10 7 (1.18%) Jetty
11 6 (1.01%) SharePoint Server
11 6 (1.01%) Node.js
12 5 (0.84%) WebLogic
12 5 (0.84%) MQSeries
12 5 (0.84%) ArcGIS
12 5 (0.84%) Escenic
Applications
1 32 (5.40%) MS Excel
2 8 (1.35%) InfoPath
3 7 (1.18%) MS Office
4 3 (0.51%) MS Project
4 3 (0.51%) Photoshop
4 3 (0.51%) Fireworks
5 1 (0.17%) PowerPivot
5 1 (0.17%) Mingle
5 1 (0.17%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.17%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.17%) InDesign
5 1 (0.17%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 21 (3.54%) Dynamics CRM
2 20 (3.37%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.34%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (0.34%) Agresso
4 1 (0.17%) Tridion
4 1 (0.17%) Oracle CRM
4 1 (0.17%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.17%) Magento
4 1 (0.17%) GoldMine
4 1 (0.17%) Dynamics GP
4 1 (0.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 10 (1.69%) Amazon EC2
1 10 (1.69%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (1.18%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (1.01%) Amazon S3
3 6 (1.01%) Amazon ELB
4 5 (0.84%) Office 365
5 3 (0.51%) SaaS
5 3 (0.51%) Google App Engine
5 3 (0.51%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.17%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 24 (4.05%) TCP/IP
2 23 (3.88%) DNS
3 14 (2.36%) Internet
4 10 (1.69%) Intranet
5 9 (1.52%) SSL
6 8 (1.35%) HTTP
7 3 (0.51%) DHCP
7 3 (0.51%) FTP
7 3 (0.51%) IPsec
8 2 (0.34%) Firewall
8 2 (0.34%) LAN
8 2 (0.34%) LDAP
9 1 (0.17%) SAN
9 1 (0.17%) CTI
9 1 (0.17%) SMS
9 1 (0.17%) WLAN
9 1 (0.17%) WAN
9 1 (0.17%) Wireless
9 1 (0.17%) Extranet
9 1 (0.17%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 264 (44.52%) SQL Server
2 80 (13.49%) SQL Server 2008
3 46 (7.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 39 (6.58%) SQL Server 2005
5 32 (5.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 24 (4.05%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 16 (2.70%) SQL Server 2000
8 14 (2.36%) Data Warehouse
9 12 (2.02%) SQL Server 2012
10 10 (1.69%) Crystal Reports
11 9 (1.52%) Big Data
11 9 (1.52%) MySQL
11 9 (1.52%) Hadoop
12 8 (1.35%) Relational Database
13 6 (1.01%) Amazon RDS
14 5 (0.84%) Oracle Database
14 5 (0.84%) DB2
14 5 (0.84%) OLAP
14 5 (0.84%) MongoDB
15 4 (0.67%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 73 (12.31%) Visual Studio
2 66 (11.13%) Team Foundation Server
3 21 (3.54%) NUnit
4 10 (1.69%) JIRA
4 10 (1.69%) TeamCity
5 8 (1.35%) Subversion
6 7 (1.18%) Jenkins
6 7 (1.18%) MorphX
7 6 (1.01%) Git (software)
7 6 (1.01%) MSTest
8 5 (0.84%) Mercurial
9 4 (0.67%) ReSharper
9 4 (0.67%) Selenium
9 4 (0.67%) Axure RP
10 3 (0.51%) Oracle Forms
10 3 (0.51%) JUnit
10 3 (0.51%) Toad
10 3 (0.51%) JMeter
11 2 (0.34%) WebDriver
11 2 (0.34%) Cucumber
General
1 73 (12.31%) Finance
2 27 (4.55%) Retail
3 15 (2.53%) Banking
4 13 (2.19%) Advertising
5 12 (2.02%) Marketing
6 9 (1.52%) Back Office
7 5 (0.84%) Manufacturing
7 5 (0.84%) Telecoms
8 4 (0.67%) Retail Banking
9 3 (0.51%) Local Government
10 2 (0.34%) Legal
10 2 (0.34%) Pharmaceutical
10 2 (0.34%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.17%) Electronics
11 1 (0.17%) Games
11 1 (0.17%) Portuguese Language
11 1 (0.17%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 448 (75.55%) Developer
2 204 (34.40%) .NET Developer
3 85 (14.33%) C# Developer
4 63 (10.62%) C# .NET Developer
5 40 (6.75%) ASP.NET Developer
6 39 (6.58%) SharePoint Developer
7 36 (6.07%) Analyst
7 36 (6.07%) Web Developer
8 33 (5.56%) Software Developer
9 26 (4.38%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 22 (3.71%) Front-End Developer
11 18 (3.04%) Consultant
11 18 (3.04%) Senior Developer
12 16 (2.70%) SQL Developer
13 14 (2.36%) Team Leader
14 13 (2.19%) Architect
15 12 (2.02%) Umbraco Developer
16 11 (1.85%) Development Team Leader
16 11 (1.85%) VB.NET Developer
16 11 (1.85%) Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 264 (44.52%) ASP.NET
2 222 (37.44%) HTML
3 197 (33.22%) CSS
4 140 (23.61%) jQuery
5 118 (19.90%) Web Services
6 98 (16.53%) WCF
7 87 (14.67%) ASP.NET MVC
7 87 (14.67%) .NET Framework
8 86 (14.50%) HTML5
9 67 (11.30%) XML
10 57 (9.61%) WPF
11 48 (8.09%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
11 48 (8.09%) CSS3
12 41 (6.91%) Ajax
13 38 (6.41%) WinForms
14 36 (6.07%) LINQ
15 29 (4.89%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 27 (4.55%) ASP.NET Web Forms
17 25 (4.22%) XSLT
18 24 (4.05%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 18 (3.04%) Clustering
2 11 (1.85%) Computer Science
3 9 (1.52%) N-Tier
3 9 (1.52%) NHS
4 8 (1.35%) Inversion of Control
4 8 (1.35%) User Experience
4 8 (1.35%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (1.01%) Open Source
5 6 (1.01%) Social Media
6 5 (0.84%) Mobile App
6 5 (0.84%) Mainframe
6 5 (0.84%) GIS
6 5 (0.84%) Web 2.0
7 4 (0.67%) RIA
7 4 (0.67%) IBM Mainframe
7 4 (0.67%) Data Extraction
8 2 (0.34%) Online Banking
8 2 (0.34%) Informatics
8 2 (0.34%) iPhone
8 2 (0.34%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 82 (13.83%) Windows
2 21 (3.54%) Windows Server 2008
3 18 (3.04%) Windows Server 2003
4 15 (2.53%) Linux
5 9 (1.52%) UNIX
6 6 (1.01%) Apple iOS
7 5 (0.84%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (0.84%) Android
8 4 (0.67%) Windows 8
9 2 (0.34%) Windows 7
9 2 (0.34%) Windows XP
9 2 (0.34%) Windows Phone
10 1 (0.17%) Windows Phone 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 188 (31.70%) MVC
2 153 (25.80%) Agile Software Development
3 77 (12.98%) TDD
4 54 (9.11%) Scrum
5 48 (8.09%) OO
6 44 (7.42%) Web Development
7 36 (6.07%) Unit Testing
8 34 (5.73%) OOD
9 28 (4.72%) CRM
10 26 (4.38%) Software Engineering
11 24 (4.05%) MVVM
11 24 (4.05%) Mentoring
12 19 (3.20%) Migration
13 18 (3.04%) E-Commerce
13 18 (3.04%) Continuous Integration
14 17 (2.87%) Load Balancing
15 15 (2.53%) Business Intelligence
15 15 (2.53%) Business Analysis
15 15 (2.53%) Waterfall
16 13 (2.19%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 394 (66.44%) C#
2 208 (35.08%) JavaScript
3 186 (31.37%) SQL
4 51 (8.60%) T-SQL
4 51 (8.60%) Java
5 48 (8.09%) VB
6 45 (7.59%) VB.NET
7 41 (6.91%) PowerShell
8 23 (3.88%) PL/SQL
9 16 (2.70%) VB6
10 14 (2.36%) X++
11 11 (1.85%) C++
12 10 (1.69%) VBScript
13 8 (1.35%) Python
13 8 (1.35%) PHP
14 7 (1.18%) XAML
15 6 (1.01%) XPath
15 6 (1.01%) Perl
16 5 (0.84%) Scala
17 4 (0.67%) VBA
Qualifications
1 32 (5.40%) Degree
2 19 (3.20%) Microsoft Certification
3 16 (2.70%) MCSE
4 14 (2.36%) MCITP
5 13 (2.19%) MCTS
6 8 (1.35%) Security Cleared
6 8 (1.35%) ISEB
7 5 (0.84%) SC Cleared
7 5 (0.84%) ISTQB
8 2 (0.34%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 2 (0.34%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (0.34%) CCNA
8 2 (0.34%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.17%) GPEN
9 1 (0.17%) OSCP
9 1 (0.17%) MCDBA
9 1 (0.17%) MCP
9 1 (0.17%) MCSD
9 1 (0.17%) PMP
9 1 (0.17%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (3.04%) QA
2 9 (1.52%) HL7
3 1 (0.17%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 19 (3.20%) Active Directory
2 4 (0.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (0.51%) Xen
4 2 (0.34%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.17%) Terminal Services
5 1 (0.17%) LiteSpeed
Systems Management
1 3 (0.51%) Puppet
1 3 (0.51%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (0.34%) SCCM
Vendors
1 119 (20.07%) Microsoft
2 46 (7.76%) Oracle
3 19 (3.20%) Sybase
4 10 (1.69%) Adobe
5 9 (1.52%) Sitecore
6 7 (1.18%) Twitter
6 7 (1.18%) IBM
6 7 (1.18%) VMware
7 6 (1.01%) Telerik
8 5 (0.84%) JBoss
8 5 (0.84%) McAfee
9 4 (0.67%) Northgate
9 4 (0.67%) JD Edwards
9 4 (0.67%) SAP
10 3 (0.51%) Xamarin
10 3 (0.51%) Siebel
10 3 (0.51%) Zend
10 3 (0.51%) Google
11 2 (0.34%) Planview
11 2 (0.34%) Atlassian
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Rate: £250 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
North West
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Rate: £300.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Chester, Cheshire
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Rate: £300 - £375 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
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Rate: Competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester
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Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Venturi
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Chester
Computer Futures
Rate: £250 - £375 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Runcorn
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
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Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £280 - £320 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Cheshire
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
TEKsystems
Rate: £275 - £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
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Bootle, Merseyside
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £120 - £163 per day
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Liverpool
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Rate: £120 - £163 per day
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Rate: £1 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £275 - £350 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Liverpool
Computer Futures
Rate: £350 - £450 per day + competitive
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