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 January 2015 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 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft .NET (dotNet)
Rank 17 8 6
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -2
Contract jobs citing .NET 248 308 341
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 7.88% 11.27% 12.84%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 31.16% 40.26% 43.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 191 156 205
Average daily rate
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£315 £325 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.07% +1.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £249 £232
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £376 £378
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 10 4
Average hourly rate - £33.00 £36.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -9.58%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £33.42 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-2.75% -4.51%
.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
796 765 781
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 25.30% 27.99% 29.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 515 434 460
Average daily rate £350 £340 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 18 8
Average hourly rate £22.50 £32.50 £38.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.76% -14.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.14 £21.00 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.10 £40.00 £42.29
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -7.14%

.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 January 2015.

.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 January 2015. 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 -4 141 £325 - 198
Cheshire -8 58 £310 -4.61% 87
Lancashire -12 30 £275 -0.99% 42
Merseyside -6 12 £410 +18.84% 43
Cumbria - - - - 1
.NET
England

.NET
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, 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.

1 347 (64.98%) C#
2 263 (49.25%) SQL Server
3 236 (44.19%) ASP.NET
4 203 (38.01%) JavaScript
5 198 (37.08%) HTML
6 177 (33.15%) MVC
7 173 (32.40%) SQL
8 171 (32.02%) CSS
9 149 (27.90%) Agile Software Development
10 147 (27.53%) Microsoft
11 116 (21.72%) jQuery
12 109 (20.41%) Web Services
13 98 (18.35%) ASP.NET MVC
14 95 (17.79%) Visual Studio
15 88 (16.48%) .NET Framework
16 79 (14.79%) HTML5
16 79 (14.79%) XML
17 72 (13.48%) WCF
18 70 (13.11%) SQL Server 2008
18 70 (13.11%) Finance
19 66 (12.36%) Windows
20 64 (11.99%) TDD
21 63 (11.80%) OO
22 58 (10.86%) Java
22 58 (10.86%) CSS3
23 57 (10.67%) SharePoint
24 54 (10.11%) T-SQL
25 53 (9.93%) IIS
26 45 (8.43%) Ajax
26 45 (8.43%) MS Excel

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

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, 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 57 (10.67%) SharePoint
2 53 (9.93%) IIS
3 38 (7.12%) Umbraco
4 24 (4.49%) SharePoint 2010
5 23 (4.31%) CMS
6 16 (3.00%) BizTalk Server
6 16 (3.00%) Apache
7 14 (2.62%) SharePoint 2013
8 11 (2.06%) Tomcat
9 10 (1.87%) MQSeries
9 10 (1.87%) WebSphere
10 9 (1.69%) nginx
10 9 (1.69%) Jetty
10 9 (1.69%) CICS
11 8 (1.50%) Orchard CMS
12 5 (0.94%) Apache Spark
12 5 (0.94%) Apache Solr
12 5 (0.94%) ArcGIS
13 4 (0.75%) Sitecore CMS
13 4 (0.75%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 45 (8.43%) MS Excel
2 9 (1.69%) Mingle
3 4 (0.75%) MS Office
4 3 (0.56%) InfoPath
5 2 (0.37%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.37%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (0.19%) PowerPivot
6 1 (0.19%) Fireworks
6 1 (0.19%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 18 (3.37%) Dynamics AX
2 7 (1.31%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.56%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.19%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.19%) Oracle 11i
Cloud Services
1 9 (1.69%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (1.50%) SaaS
2 8 (1.50%) Amazon EC2
3 7 (1.31%) Microsoft Azure
4 5 (0.94%) Office 365
4 5 (0.94%) Cloud Computing
5 4 (0.75%) Amazon S3
5 4 (0.75%) Google App Engine
5 4 (0.75%) Amazon ELB
5 4 (0.75%) Google Cloud Platform
6 2 (0.37%) IaaS
7 1 (0.19%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (3.56%) HTTP
2 18 (3.37%) TCP/IP
3 14 (2.62%) DNS
3 14 (2.62%) Internet
4 8 (1.50%) SSL
4 8 (1.50%) Intranet
5 5 (0.94%) IPsec
5 5 (0.94%) DHCP
5 5 (0.94%) FTP
6 2 (0.37%) ATM
6 2 (0.37%) CTI
7 1 (0.19%) AMQP
7 1 (0.19%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 263 (49.25%) SQL Server
2 70 (13.11%) SQL Server 2008
3 34 (6.37%) SQL Server 2005
4 33 (6.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 28 (5.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 23 (4.31%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 17 (3.18%) RavenDB
8 14 (2.62%) Oracle Database
9 12 (2.25%) DB2
9 12 (2.25%) SQL Server 2012
10 11 (2.06%) NoSQL
10 11 (2.06%) Data Warehouse
11 10 (1.87%) Oracle Database 11g
12 9 (1.69%) Big Data
13 8 (1.50%) MySQL
14 6 (1.12%) SQL Server 2000
14 6 (1.12%) Hadoop
15 5 (0.94%) Relational Database
16 4 (0.75%) Microsoft Analysis Services
16 4 (0.75%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 95 (17.79%) Visual Studio
2 44 (8.24%) Team Foundation Server
3 15 (2.81%) Subversion
4 13 (2.43%) NUnit
4 13 (2.43%) Git (software)
5 12 (2.25%) Jenkins
6 8 (1.50%) JIRA
7 6 (1.12%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 5 (0.94%) MorphX
8 5 (0.94%) TeamCity
8 5 (0.94%) Selenium
8 5 (0.94%) Xcode
8 5 (0.94%) JUnit
9 4 (0.75%) Toad
9 4 (0.75%) Appcelerator Titanium
9 4 (0.75%) Axure RP
9 4 (0.75%) ReSharper
10 3 (0.56%) JMeter
11 2 (0.37%) Eclipse
11 2 (0.37%) MSTest
General
1 70 (13.11%) Finance
2 30 (5.62%) Retail
3 19 (3.56%) Telecoms
4 15 (2.81%) Banking
5 13 (2.43%) Back Office
6 11 (2.06%) Manufacturing
7 8 (1.50%) Advertising
8 7 (1.31%) Marketing
9 4 (0.75%) Retail Banking
10 3 (0.56%) Publishing
11 2 (0.37%) Pharmaceutical
12 1 (0.19%) Investment Banking
12 1 (0.19%) Local Government
12 1 (0.19%) Financial Institution
12 1 (0.19%) Electronics
12 1 (0.19%) Legal
Job Titles
1 372 (69.66%) Developer
2 183 (34.27%) .NET Developer
3 74 (13.86%) C# Developer
4 49 (9.18%) C# .NET Developer
5 37 (6.93%) ASP.NET Developer
6 27 (5.06%) Architect
7 26 (4.87%) Web Developer
7 26 (4.87%) Senior Developer
7 26 (4.87%) SQL Developer
8 25 (4.68%) Analyst
9 24 (4.49%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 21 (3.93%) Software Developer
11 20 (3.75%) Designer
12 19 (3.56%) SharePoint Developer
13 17 (3.18%) Consultant
14 14 (2.62%) UI Designer
15 13 (2.43%) Senior .NET Developer
16 12 (2.25%) Senior C# Developer
17 10 (1.87%) Umbraco Developer
18 9 (1.69%) BizTalk Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 236 (44.19%) ASP.NET
2 198 (37.08%) HTML
3 171 (32.02%) CSS
4 116 (21.72%) jQuery
5 109 (20.41%) Web Services
6 98 (18.35%) ASP.NET MVC
7 88 (16.48%) .NET Framework
8 79 (14.79%) HTML5
8 79 (14.79%) XML
9 72 (13.48%) WCF
10 58 (10.86%) CSS3
11 45 (8.43%) Ajax
12 41 (7.68%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
13 40 (7.49%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 35 (6.55%) LINQ
15 34 (6.37%) REST
16 26 (4.87%) XSLT
17 25 (4.68%) AngularJS
18 24 (4.49%) WPF
19 23 (4.31%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 19 (3.56%) Open Source
2 18 (3.37%) Analytical Skills
3 17 (3.18%) NHS
3 17 (3.18%) Mobile App
4 12 (2.25%) Management Information System
4 12 (2.25%) Computer Science
5 11 (2.06%) User Experience
5 11 (2.06%) N-Tier
6 10 (1.87%) Mainframe
7 9 (1.69%) IBM Mainframe
7 9 (1.69%) Clustering
8 6 (1.12%) GIS
9 5 (0.94%) Data Structures
9 5 (0.94%) Algorithms
9 5 (0.94%) Linked Data
9 5 (0.94%) Enterprise Software
10 4 (0.75%) Data Extraction
10 4 (0.75%) iSeries
10 4 (0.75%) Informatics
11 3 (0.56%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 66 (12.36%) Windows
2 21 (3.93%) Linux
3 20 (3.75%) Apple iOS
4 17 (3.18%) Windows Server 2008
5 16 (3.00%) Android
6 12 (2.25%) Windows Server 2012
7 9 (1.69%) Windows Server 2003
8 8 (1.50%) UNIX
9 5 (0.94%) Windows Mobile
9 5 (0.94%) Windows 7
10 4 (0.75%) Windows Phone
11 1 (0.19%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.19%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 177 (33.15%) MVC
2 149 (27.90%) Agile Software Development
3 64 (11.99%) TDD
4 63 (11.80%) OO
5 42 (7.87%) Scrum
6 41 (7.68%) SOA
7 34 (6.37%) Web Development
8 33 (6.18%) Software Engineering
8 33 (6.18%) Unit Testing
9 30 (5.62%) Continuous Integration
9 30 (5.62%) Mentoring
10 19 (3.56%) OOD
11 18 (3.37%) ERP
11 18 (3.37%) Migration
12 17 (3.18%) E-Commerce
13 15 (2.81%) Waterfall
14 14 (2.62%) OOP
14 14 (2.62%) Content Management
14 14 (2.62%) Technical Architecture
14 14 (2.62%) iOS Development
Programming Languages
1 347 (64.98%) C#
2 203 (38.01%) JavaScript
3 173 (32.40%) SQL
4 58 (10.86%) Java
5 54 (10.11%) T-SQL
6 27 (5.06%) VB
7 22 (4.12%) VB.NET
8 21 (3.93%) PL/SQL
8 21 (3.93%) PowerShell
9 20 (3.75%) Ruby
10 18 (3.37%) XPath
11 15 (2.81%) PHP
12 13 (2.43%) Python
13 11 (2.06%) Objective-C
14 10 (1.87%) VBScript
14 10 (1.87%) C++
15 9 (1.69%) XAML
15 9 (1.69%) XQuery
16 8 (1.50%) X++
17 5 (0.94%) VB6
Qualifications
1 39 (7.30%) Degree
2 26 (4.87%) Security Cleared
3 19 (3.56%) SC Cleared
4 15 (2.81%) Microsoft Certification
5 9 (1.69%) MCSE
6 7 (1.31%) MCITP
7 6 (1.12%) MCTS
8 3 (0.56%) ISTQB
8 3 (0.56%) ISEB
9 2 (0.37%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (0.37%) CCNA
9 2 (0.37%) CCDA
9 2 (0.37%) CCDP
10 1 (0.19%) MCPD
10 1 (0.19%) DV Cleared
10 1 (0.19%) MCP
10 1 (0.19%) MCSD
10 1 (0.19%) MCDBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (2.81%) QA
2 4 (0.75%) HL7
3 1 (0.19%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 10 (1.87%) Active Directory
2 5 (0.94%) Xen
3 4 (0.75%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.37%) UAG
5 1 (0.19%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 6 (1.12%) Puppet
2 2 (0.37%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.19%) Ansible
3 1 (0.19%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 147 (27.53%) Microsoft
2 33 (6.18%) Oracle
3 12 (2.25%) IBM
4 11 (2.06%) Google
4 11 (2.06%) SAP
5 9 (1.69%) Xamarin
5 9 (1.69%) Telerik
6 8 (1.50%) JD Edwards
7 6 (1.12%) VMware
8 5 (0.94%) Twitter
8 5 (0.94%) Northgate
9 4 (0.75%) Siebel
9 4 (0.75%) Adobe
9 4 (0.75%) Sitecore
9 4 (0.75%) Kony
10 3 (0.56%) Appcelerator
10 3 (0.56%) Atlassian
11 2 (0.37%) PeopleSoft
11 2 (0.37%) Red Hat
11 2 (0.37%) CosmoCom
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