The first table below looks at the demand 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 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 (dotNet)
Rank 8 8 7
Rank change year-on-year
0 -1
Contract jobs citing .NET 352 262 338
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 10.91% 10.69% 11.04%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 44.17% 40.62% 39.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 186 137 193
Average daily rate £350 £311 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.44% +13.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £375 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 13 17
Average hourly rate £41.75 £33.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.51% +32.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £18.20 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £111.05 £150.90 £43.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £29.16
% change year-on-year
- +20.02%
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
England

.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 16 April 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing .NET across the North West region over the 3 months to 16 April 2014.

.NET Hourly Rate Histogram 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 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 -4 179 £325 +10.16% 154
Cheshire +8 95 £350 - 83
Merseyside +4 32 £290 -10.76% 49
Lancashire -10 30 £340 +23.63% 18
Cumbria -3 6 £375 -13.34% 3
.NET
England

.NET
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 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.

1 460 (70.44%) C#
2 310 (47.47%) ASP.NET
3 254 (38.90%) SQL Server
4 252 (38.59%) JavaScript
5 248 (37.98%) HTML
6 236 (36.14%) SQL
6 236 (36.14%) MVC
7 207 (31.70%) CSS
8 173 (26.49%) jQuery
9 152 (23.28%) TDD
10 147 (22.51%) Agile Software Development
11 136 (20.83%) Web Services
12 133 (20.37%) ASP.NET MVC
13 130 (19.91%) Microsoft
14 112 (17.15%) HTML5
15 111 (17.00%) XML
16 109 (16.69%) .NET Framework
17 106 (16.23%) WCF
18 105 (16.08%) Scrum
19 93 (14.24%) WPF
20 92 (14.09%) VB.NET
21 83 (12.71%) T-SQL
22 79 (12.10%) Visual Studio
22 79 (12.10%) OO
22 79 (12.10%) SharePoint
23 70 (10.72%) Windows
23 70 (10.72%) Java
24 67 (10.26%) Finance
25 64 (9.80%) WinForms
26 61 (9.34%) SOAP

.NET
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 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 79 (12.10%) SharePoint
2 40 (6.13%) CMS
3 24 (3.68%) SharePoint 2010
4 17 (2.60%) IIS
5 16 (2.45%) SharePoint 2013
6 15 (2.30%) Sitecore CMS
6 15 (2.30%) Umbraco
7 13 (1.99%) SharePoint Server
8 11 (1.68%) BizTalk Server
9 9 (1.38%) Adobe CQ
10 8 (1.23%) WebSphere
11 7 (1.07%) Elasticsearch
12 6 (0.92%) Escenic
12 6 (0.92%) MQSeries
12 6 (0.92%) WebLogic
12 6 (0.92%) Tomcat
12 6 (0.92%) Jadu
13 5 (0.77%) Apache
13 5 (0.77%) Node.js
14 4 (0.61%) JCAPS
Applications
1 41 (6.28%) MS Excel
2 9 (1.38%) MS PowerPoint
3 7 (1.07%) MS Office
4 6 (0.92%) InfoPath
5 3 (0.46%) MS Project
5 3 (0.46%) Mingle
6 1 (0.15%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.15%) Simulink
6 1 (0.15%) Fireworks
6 1 (0.15%) Windchill
6 1 (0.15%) Pro/ENGINEER
6 1 (0.15%) CATIA
6 1 (0.15%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 18 (2.76%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.61%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.46%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (0.31%) Oracle 11i
5 1 (0.15%) ENOVIA
5 1 (0.15%) SAP IS-U
5 1 (0.15%) SAP PP
5 1 (0.15%) Agresso
5 1 (0.15%) Tridion
Cloud Services
1 17 (2.60%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (0.46%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (0.46%) SaaS
3 1 (0.15%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (0.15%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 19 (2.91%) Intranet
2 9 (1.38%) Internet
2 9 (1.38%) SAN
3 8 (1.23%) LAN
4 6 (0.92%) WAN
5 5 (0.77%) Firewall
5 5 (0.77%) TCP/IP
6 4 (0.61%) WLAN
6 4 (0.61%) DNS
6 4 (0.61%) FTP
6 4 (0.61%) Wireless
6 4 (0.61%) IP Telephony
7 3 (0.46%) HTTP
8 2 (0.31%) SSL
8 2 (0.31%) DHCP
8 2 (0.31%) SMTP
8 2 (0.31%) VoIP
8 2 (0.31%) NAS
9 1 (0.15%) DSL
9 1 (0.15%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 254 (38.90%) SQL Server
2 59 (9.04%) SQL Server 2008
3 42 (6.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 37 (5.67%) SQL Server 2005
5 36 (5.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 24 (3.68%) MySQL
7 17 (2.60%) Relational Database
8 16 (2.45%) SQL Server 2012
9 15 (2.30%) Data Warehouse
10 14 (2.14%) RavenDB
11 13 (1.99%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 9 (1.38%) Hadoop
12 9 (1.38%) Big Data
13 8 (1.23%) Oracle Database
14 6 (0.92%) NoSQL
15 4 (0.61%) MongoDB
15 4 (0.61%) DTS
15 4 (0.61%) SQLPlus
16 3 (0.46%) QlikView
16 3 (0.46%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 79 (12.10%) Visual Studio
2 39 (5.97%) Team Foundation Server
3 31 (4.75%) NUnit
4 23 (3.52%) Git (software)
5 15 (2.30%) ReSharper
6 14 (2.14%) Cucumber
7 11 (1.68%) Selenium
8 10 (1.53%) Subversion
9 9 (1.38%) TeamCity
9 9 (1.38%) Moq
10 7 (1.07%) Mercurial
10 7 (1.07%) SpecFlow
11 6 (0.92%) Axure RP
11 6 (0.92%) Rational Rhapsody
12 5 (0.77%) JIRA
13 4 (0.61%) LLBLGen Pro
13 4 (0.61%) XMLUnit
13 4 (0.61%) Ant
13 4 (0.61%) JUnit
13 4 (0.61%) HttpUnit
General
1 67 (10.26%) Finance
2 18 (2.76%) Retail
3 10 (1.53%) Telecoms
4 8 (1.23%) Banking
5 6 (0.92%) Manufacturing
5 6 (0.92%) Marketing
6 4 (0.61%) Games
7 2 (0.31%) Advertising
7 2 (0.31%) Publishing
7 2 (0.31%) Billing
8 1 (0.15%) Local Government
8 1 (0.15%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.15%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.15%) Law
8 1 (0.15%) Legal
Job Titles
1 507 (77.64%) Developer
2 268 (41.04%) .NET Developer
3 100 (15.31%) C# Developer
4 70 (10.72%) C# .NET Developer
5 65 (9.95%) ASP.NET Developer
6 58 (8.88%) Web Developer
7 41 (6.28%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 38 (5.82%) Senior Developer
9 30 (4.59%) Analyst
10 27 (4.13%) SharePoint Developer
11 26 (3.98%) Software Engineer
12 25 (3.83%) Software Developer
13 20 (3.06%) .NET Web Developer
14 19 (2.91%) SQL Developer
15 17 (2.60%) Senior .NET Developer
16 16 (2.45%) VB.NET Developer
17 15 (2.30%) C# Web Developer
18 14 (2.14%) Project Manager
18 14 (2.14%) Team Leader
19 13 (1.99%) Development Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 310 (47.47%) ASP.NET
2 248 (37.98%) HTML
3 207 (31.70%) CSS
4 173 (26.49%) jQuery
5 136 (20.83%) Web Services
6 133 (20.37%) ASP.NET MVC
7 112 (17.15%) HTML5
8 111 (17.00%) XML
9 109 (16.69%) .NET Framework
10 106 (16.23%) WCF
11 93 (14.24%) WPF
12 64 (9.80%) WinForms
13 61 (9.34%) SOAP
14 58 (8.88%) Ajax
14 58 (8.88%) CSS3
15 54 (8.27%) LINQ
16 46 (7.04%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
17 44 (6.74%) JSON
18 43 (6.58%) ASP.NET Web Forms
19 33 (5.05%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 27 (4.13%) NHS
2 22 (3.37%) N-Tier
2 22 (3.37%) Enterprise Software
3 20 (3.06%) Computer Science
4 16 (2.45%) Inversion of Control
5 15 (2.30%) Open Source
5 15 (2.30%) Mobile App
6 11 (1.68%) Web 2.0
7 8 (1.23%) SCADA
8 7 (1.07%) RIA
8 7 (1.07%) W3C
8 7 (1.07%) Management Information System
9 5 (0.77%) Clustering
10 4 (0.61%) Kindle
10 4 (0.61%) Social Media
10 4 (0.61%) Thin Client
10 4 (0.61%) Fat Client
11 3 (0.46%) Mathematics
11 3 (0.46%) Mainframe
11 3 (0.46%) 3D Graphics
Operating Systems
1 70 (10.72%) Windows
2 14 (2.14%) Windows Server 2008
3 10 (1.53%) Linux
4 9 (1.38%) UNIX
5 7 (1.07%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (0.77%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (0.46%) Windows 7
7 3 (0.46%) Windows XP
7 3 (0.46%) Apple iOS
8 2 (0.31%) Mac OS X
8 2 (0.31%) Android
8 2 (0.31%) Windows 2000 Server
8 2 (0.31%) Windows Vista
9 1 (0.15%) Windows CE
9 1 (0.15%) MVS
9 1 (0.15%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 236 (36.14%) MVC
2 152 (23.28%) TDD
3 147 (22.51%) Agile Software Development
4 105 (16.08%) Scrum
5 79 (12.10%) OO
6 57 (8.73%) Unit Testing
7 51 (7.81%) Software Engineering
8 46 (7.04%) Web Development
8 46 (7.04%) Pair Programming
8 46 (7.04%) OOD
9 39 (5.97%) Continuous Integration
10 35 (5.36%) Project Management
11 33 (5.05%) OOP
12 32 (4.90%) SOA
13 29 (4.44%) E-Commerce
14 26 (3.98%) CRM
15 25 (3.83%) MVVM
16 23 (3.52%) Business Intelligence
16 23 (3.52%) Requirements Management
17 20 (3.06%) UML
Programming Languages
1 460 (70.44%) C#
2 252 (38.59%) JavaScript
3 236 (36.14%) SQL
4 92 (14.09%) VB.NET
5 83 (12.71%) T-SQL
6 70 (10.72%) Java
7 42 (6.43%) VB
8 25 (3.83%) C++
9 17 (2.60%) PowerShell
9 17 (2.60%) PL/SQL
10 16 (2.45%) Ruby
11 14 (2.14%) C
12 13 (1.99%) VBScript
13 11 (1.68%) PHP
14 10 (1.53%) XPath
15 9 (1.38%) VB6
16 7 (1.07%) Shell Script
16 7 (1.07%) XAML
17 6 (0.92%) Scala
18 5 (0.77%) VC++
Qualifications
1 47 (7.20%) Degree
2 14 (2.14%) Security Cleared
3 11 (1.68%) Microsoft Certification
4 9 (1.38%) ISEB
5 7 (1.07%) SC Cleared
6 5 (0.77%) MCTS
6 5 (0.77%) MCPD
6 5 (0.77%) MCSE
6 5 (0.77%) CCNA
6 5 (0.77%) Cisco Certification
7 4 (0.61%) MCP
8 3 (0.46%) ISTQB
8 3 (0.46%) ISEB Practitioner
9 2 (0.31%) CISSP
9 2 (0.31%) PMP
9 2 (0.31%) PMI Certification
9 2 (0.31%) CEH
10 1 (0.15%) GSEC
10 1 (0.15%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 1 (0.15%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (1.68%) QA
1 11 (1.68%) HL7
2 9 (1.38%) ISO 9001
3 4 (0.61%) SLA
4 3 (0.46%) WAI
5 1 (0.15%) IEC 61508
System Software
1 9 (1.38%) Active Directory
2 8 (1.23%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (0.61%) LiteSpeed
4 3 (0.46%) Varnish
5 2 (0.31%) vSphere
5 2 (0.31%) MetaFrame
5 2 (0.31%) VMware Workstation
5 2 (0.31%) XenApp
5 2 (0.31%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 1 (0.15%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (0.15%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 2 (0.31%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 130 (19.91%) Microsoft
2 54 (8.27%) Oracle
3 16 (2.45%) Sitecore
4 15 (2.30%) Sybase
5 14 (2.14%) Twitter
6 11 (1.68%) Adobe
7 10 (1.53%) VMware
7 10 (1.53%) Telerik
8 8 (1.23%) IBM
8 8 (1.23%) Citrix
9 7 (1.07%) SAP
10 6 (0.92%) JBoss
11 5 (0.77%) DevExpress
11 5 (0.77%) Open Text
11 5 (0.77%) Cisco
12 4 (0.61%) CommVault
13 3 (0.46%) EPiServer
13 3 (0.46%) Apple
13 3 (0.46%) JD Edwards
13 3 (0.46%) Kofax
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