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 27 August 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
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft .NET (dotNet)
Rank 8 6 8
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +2
Contract jobs citing .NET 312 338 356
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 10.12% 11.69% 10.74%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 38.66% 40.29% 33.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 191 195 214
Average daily rate
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£325 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £245 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £421 £400 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 7 12
Average hourly rate £35.78 £33.00 £38.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.41% -13.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.56 £18.00 £25.73
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.15 £47.00 £43.27
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +9.37%
.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
807 839 1071
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 26.17% 29.02% 32.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 475 447 597
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 £460 £400 £424
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 18 38
Average hourly rate £30.00 £33.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% +10.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- +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 27 August 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 27 August 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 -2 155 £325 +4.83% 155
Cheshire +7 89 £325 +8.33% 84
Merseyside +5 31 £308 +2.50% 35
Lancashire -18 23 £300 - 26
Cumbria -4 1 - -
.NET
England

.NET
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 August 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.

1 428 (68.59%) C#
2 283 (45.35%) ASP.NET
3 267 (42.79%) SQL Server
4 239 (38.30%) HTML
5 231 (37.02%) JavaScript
6 219 (35.10%) MVC
7 216 (34.62%) CSS
8 200 (32.05%) SQL
9 152 (24.36%) jQuery
10 128 (20.51%) Web Services
11 113 (18.11%) Microsoft
12 105 (16.83%) WCF
13 101 (16.19%) ASP.NET MVC
14 100 (16.03%) TDD
15 95 (15.22%) SharePoint
16 92 (14.74%) Agile Software Development
16 92 (14.74%) HTML5
17 91 (14.58%) .NET Framework
18 84 (13.46%) Windows
19 78 (12.50%) Visual Studio
19 78 (12.50%) SQL Server 2008
20 77 (12.34%) Finance
21 73 (11.70%) WPF
22 68 (10.90%) Scrum
23 66 (10.58%) XML
24 64 (10.26%) T-SQL
25 62 (9.94%) Team Foundation Server
26 57 (9.13%) VB.NET
27 56 (8.97%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
28 53 (8.49%) OO

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

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 95 (15.22%) SharePoint
2 43 (6.89%) SharePoint 2010
3 35 (5.61%) IIS
4 33 (5.29%) CMS
4 33 (5.29%) Umbraco
5 19 (3.04%) SharePoint 2013
6 10 (1.60%) BizTalk Server
7 8 (1.28%) Sitecore CMS
8 7 (1.12%) Elasticsearch
8 7 (1.12%) Adobe CQ
9 6 (0.96%) WebSphere
9 6 (0.96%) Node.js
9 6 (0.96%) Tomcat
10 5 (0.80%) MQSeries
10 5 (0.80%) ArcGIS
10 5 (0.80%) WebLogic
10 5 (0.80%) CICS
10 5 (0.80%) SharePoint Server
10 5 (0.80%) Escenic
11 4 (0.64%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 32 (5.13%) MS Excel
2 8 (1.28%) InfoPath
3 7 (1.12%) MS Office
4 3 (0.48%) Photoshop
4 3 (0.48%) MS Project
4 3 (0.48%) Fireworks
5 1 (0.16%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.16%) InDesign
5 1 (0.16%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.16%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.16%) Mingle
5 1 (0.16%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 21 (3.37%) Dynamics CRM
2 15 (2.40%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.32%) Agresso
3 2 (0.32%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.16%) Oracle 11i
4 1 (0.16%) Tridion
4 1 (0.16%) Oracle CRM
4 1 (0.16%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.16%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.16%) Dynamics GP
4 1 (0.16%) GoldMine
4 1 (0.16%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 9 (1.44%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (1.12%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (0.96%) Office 365
3 6 (0.96%) Amazon EC2
4 5 (0.80%) Amazon S3
4 5 (0.80%) Amazon ELB
5 2 (0.32%) SaaS
6 1 (0.16%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 18 (2.88%) DNS
2 15 (2.40%) TCP/IP
3 14 (2.24%) Intranet
4 11 (1.76%) Internet
5 5 (0.80%) LAN
6 4 (0.64%) WLAN
6 4 (0.64%) SAN
6 4 (0.64%) Wireless
6 4 (0.64%) IP Telephony
7 2 (0.32%) Firewall
7 2 (0.32%) SSL
7 2 (0.32%) HTTP
8 1 (0.16%) LDAP
8 1 (0.16%) WAN
8 1 (0.16%) SMS
8 1 (0.16%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 267 (42.79%) SQL Server
2 78 (12.50%) SQL Server 2008
3 50 (8.01%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 39 (6.25%) SQL Server 2005
5 37 (5.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 21 (3.37%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 15 (2.40%) SQL Server 2000
7 15 (2.40%) Data Warehouse
8 11 (1.76%) SQL Server 2012
9 10 (1.60%) Crystal Reports
10 9 (1.44%) MySQL
10 9 (1.44%) Hadoop
10 9 (1.44%) Big Data
11 7 (1.12%) RavenDB
11 7 (1.12%) Oracle Database
11 7 (1.12%) Relational Database
12 6 (0.96%) NoSQL
12 6 (0.96%) DB2
13 5 (0.80%) OLAP
13 5 (0.80%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 78 (12.50%) Visual Studio
2 62 (9.94%) Team Foundation Server
3 26 (4.17%) NUnit
4 12 (1.92%) Git (software)
5 11 (1.76%) TeamCity
6 10 (1.60%) JIRA
6 10 (1.60%) Subversion
7 8 (1.28%) ReSharper
7 8 (1.28%) MSTest
8 5 (0.80%) Mercurial
8 5 (0.80%) MorphX
9 4 (0.64%) Selenium
9 4 (0.64%) SpecFlow
10 3 (0.48%) Axure RP
10 3 (0.48%) JUnit
10 3 (0.48%) Oracle Forms
11 2 (0.32%) JMeter
11 2 (0.32%) Xcode
11 2 (0.32%) Cucumber
11 2 (0.32%) WebDriver
General
1 77 (12.34%) Finance
2 30 (4.81%) Retail
3 16 (2.56%) Banking
4 13 (2.08%) Marketing
5 11 (1.76%) Advertising
6 9 (1.44%) Back Office
7 7 (1.12%) Telecoms
8 4 (0.64%) Manufacturing
9 3 (0.48%) Local Government
9 3 (0.48%) Retail Banking
10 2 (0.32%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.16%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.16%) Electronics
11 1 (0.16%) Law
11 1 (0.16%) Legal
11 1 (0.16%) Portuguese Language
11 1 (0.16%) Spanish Language
11 1 (0.16%) Games
11 1 (0.16%) Billing
Job Titles
1 488 (78.21%) Developer
2 232 (37.18%) .NET Developer
3 98 (15.71%) C# Developer
4 69 (11.06%) C# .NET Developer
5 47 (7.53%) ASP.NET Developer
6 44 (7.05%) Web Developer
7 39 (6.25%) SharePoint Developer
8 36 (5.77%) Analyst
9 31 (4.97%) Software Developer
10 30 (4.81%) C# ASP.NET Developer
11 23 (3.69%) Front-End Developer
12 21 (3.37%) Senior Developer
13 19 (3.04%) SQL Developer
14 16 (2.56%) Architect
15 15 (2.40%) Consultant
15 15 (2.40%) Team Leader
16 14 (2.24%) VB.NET Developer
17 13 (2.08%) Umbraco Developer
18 12 (1.92%) Development Team Leader
18 12 (1.92%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 283 (45.35%) ASP.NET
2 239 (38.30%) HTML
3 216 (34.62%) CSS
4 152 (24.36%) jQuery
5 128 (20.51%) Web Services
6 105 (16.83%) WCF
7 101 (16.19%) ASP.NET MVC
8 92 (14.74%) HTML5
9 91 (14.58%) .NET Framework
10 73 (11.70%) WPF
11 66 (10.58%) XML
12 56 (8.97%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
13 50 (8.01%) CSS3
14 48 (7.69%) LINQ
14 48 (7.69%) WinForms
15 45 (7.21%) Ajax
16 31 (4.97%) ASP.NET Web Forms
17 30 (4.81%) Twitter Bootstrap
18 25 (4.01%) ASP.NET Web API
19 23 (3.69%) ASP.NET MVC 4
Miscellaneous
1 17 (2.72%) Clustering
2 12 (1.92%) Computer Science
2 12 (1.92%) Inversion of Control
3 11 (1.76%) N-Tier
4 10 (1.60%) NHS
5 9 (1.44%) Mobile App
6 7 (1.12%) Enterprise Software
7 6 (0.96%) Social Media
7 6 (0.96%) Mainframe
8 5 (0.80%) GIS
8 5 (0.80%) Web 2.0
8 5 (0.80%) RIA
8 5 (0.80%) IBM Mainframe
8 5 (0.80%) Open Source
9 4 (0.64%) Fat Client
9 4 (0.64%) Thin Client
10 3 (0.48%) Online Banking
11 2 (0.32%) W3C
11 2 (0.32%) Management Information System
11 2 (0.32%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 84 (13.46%) Windows
2 20 (3.21%) Windows Server 2008
3 16 (2.56%) Windows Server 2003
4 10 (1.60%) UNIX
5 8 (1.28%) Linux
6 7 (1.12%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (0.80%) Apple iOS
8 4 (0.64%) Windows 8
8 4 (0.64%) Android
9 3 (0.48%) Windows XP
10 2 (0.32%) Windows 7
10 2 (0.32%) Windows Phone
11 1 (0.16%) Windows Phone 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 219 (35.10%) MVC
2 100 (16.03%) TDD
3 92 (14.74%) Agile Software Development
4 68 (10.90%) Scrum
5 53 (8.49%) OO
6 44 (7.05%) Web Development
7 41 (6.57%) Unit Testing
8 34 (5.45%) OOD
9 28 (4.49%) CRM
10 27 (4.33%) MVVM
11 25 (4.01%) Continuous Integration
12 23 (3.69%) Software Engineering
13 21 (3.37%) E-Commerce
14 19 (3.04%) Project Management
14 19 (3.04%) Waterfall
15 17 (2.72%) Migration
16 16 (2.56%) Business Intelligence
16 16 (2.56%) Business Analysis
16 16 (2.56%) Pair Programming
17 15 (2.40%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 428 (68.59%) C#
2 231 (37.02%) JavaScript
3 200 (32.05%) SQL
4 64 (10.26%) T-SQL
5 57 (9.13%) VB.NET
6 49 (7.85%) VB
7 44 (7.05%) Java
8 41 (6.57%) PowerShell
9 20 (3.21%) PL/SQL
10 17 (2.72%) VB6
11 13 (2.08%) C++
12 11 (1.76%) VBScript
13 10 (1.60%) X++
14 9 (1.44%) Python
15 8 (1.28%) PHP
16 7 (1.12%) XAML
17 6 (0.96%) Perl
18 5 (0.80%) C
18 5 (0.80%) Scala
19 4 (0.64%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 38 (6.09%) Degree
2 19 (3.04%) Microsoft Certification
3 17 (2.72%) MCSE
4 12 (1.92%) MCTS
4 12 (1.92%) MCITP
5 10 (1.60%) ISEB
6 9 (1.44%) Security Cleared
7 7 (1.12%) ISTQB
8 6 (0.96%) SC Cleared
9 5 (0.80%) CCNA
9 5 (0.80%) Cisco Certification
10 2 (0.32%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 2 (0.32%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (0.16%) PMP
11 1 (0.16%) PMI Certification
11 1 (0.16%) CISA
11 1 (0.16%) CISM
11 1 (0.16%) GSEC
11 1 (0.16%) RHCE
11 1 (0.16%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (2.56%) QA
2 8 (1.28%) HL7
3 4 (0.64%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 19 (3.04%) Active Directory
2 4 (0.64%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (0.48%) Varnish
4 2 (0.32%) LiteSpeed
4 2 (0.32%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.16%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 3 (0.48%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (0.32%) SCCM
Vendors
1 113 (18.11%) Microsoft
2 50 (8.01%) Oracle
3 24 (3.85%) Sybase
4 11 (1.76%) Twitter
5 10 (1.60%) Sitecore
5 10 (1.60%) Adobe
6 8 (1.28%) IBM
6 8 (1.28%) Telerik
7 7 (1.12%) VMware
8 5 (0.80%) McAfee
8 5 (0.80%) JBoss
8 5 (0.80%) Citrix
9 4 (0.64%) Cisco
10 3 (0.48%) SAP
10 3 (0.48%) JD Edwards
10 3 (0.48%) Open Text
10 3 (0.48%) Xamarin
10 3 (0.48%) Zend
11 2 (0.32%) Planview
11 2 (0.32%) EPiServer
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