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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited .NET over the 3 months to 30 May 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
30 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft .NET (dotNet)
Rank 24 22 9
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -13
Contract jobs citing .NET 254 248 312
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 6.51% 6.64% 9.79%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 27.61% 29.45% 45.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 188 159 191
Median daily rate £360 £350 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% +6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £618 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £338 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.40% +2.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 10 0
Median hourly rate £41.25 £42.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.50 £40.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-8.75% +25.00%
.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
920 842 683
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 23.57% 22.55% 21.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 653 539 419
Median daily rate £390 £375 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £440
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 23 5
Median hourly rate £28.50 £37.50 £28.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.00% +30.43%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £37.80 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-14.02% +8.00%

.NET
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the North West region citing .NET as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 30 May 2016.

.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 30 May 2016.

.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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing .NET within the North West region over the 3 months to 30 May 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 -7 114 £363 +9.84% 161
Cheshire -2 88 £388 -16.21% 68
Merseyside +7 23 £325 +11.11% 16
Lancashire -8 17 £275 -15.38% 28
.NET
England

.NET
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 30 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing .NET 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.

1 353 (61.39%) C#
2 251 (43.65%) SQL Server
3 220 (38.26%) MVC
4 217 (37.74%) JavaScript
5 201 (34.96%) ASP.NET
6 192 (33.39%) Agile Software Development
7 160 (27.83%) HTML
8 156 (27.13%) CSS
9 150 (26.09%) Microsoft
10 147 (25.57%) SQL
11 120 (20.87%) Web Development
12 114 (19.83%) .NET Framework
13 113 (19.65%) jQuery
14 105 (18.26%) TDD
15 86 (14.96%) Team Foundation Server
15 86 (14.96%) Java
16 80 (13.91%) Windows
17 77 (13.39%) Visual Studio
18 76 (13.22%) ASP.NET MVC
18 76 (13.22%) HTML5
19 72 (12.52%) CRM
20 67 (11.65%) MS Excel
21 63 (10.96%) Finance
22 62 (10.78%) Software Engineering
22 62 (10.78%) AngularJS
23 61 (10.61%) WCF
23 61 (10.61%) SharePoint
23 61 (10.61%) XML
24 60 (10.43%) Scrum
25 54 (9.39%) Web Services

.NET
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 61 (10.61%) SharePoint
2 34 (5.91%) IIS
3 31 (5.39%) CMS
4 23 (4.00%) SharePoint 2010
5 22 (3.83%) Node.js
6 19 (3.30%) BizTalk Server
7 15 (2.61%) Sitecore CMS
8 13 (2.26%) Tomcat
9 11 (1.91%) Apache
10 9 (1.57%) GeoServer
10 9 (1.57%) SharePoint 2013
11 7 (1.22%) JBoss
12 6 (1.04%) Umbraco
13 3 (0.52%) EPiServer CMS
13 3 (0.52%) MS Exchange
14 2 (0.35%) Exchange Server 2007
14 2 (0.35%) Exchange Server 2010
14 2 (0.35%) OpenStack
14 2 (0.35%) SharePoint Server
14 2 (0.35%) WebSphere
Applications
1 67 (11.65%) MS Excel
2 7 (1.22%) MS Office
3 2 (0.35%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 43 (7.48%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.70%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.52%) SAP SD
4 2 (0.35%) Infor CRM
4 2 (0.35%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.17%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.17%) OpenText MBPM
5 1 (0.17%) SAP CRM
5 1 (0.17%) SAP R/3
5 1 (0.17%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 12 (2.09%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (1.91%) Amazon AWS
3 9 (1.57%) Cloud Computing
3 9 (1.57%) IaaS
4 8 (1.39%) Google Analytics
5 5 (0.87%) SaaS
6 3 (0.52%) Office 365
7 2 (0.35%) Amazon EC2
7 2 (0.35%) Google App Engine
7 2 (0.35%) Google Cloud Platform
7 2 (0.35%) PaaS
8 1 (0.17%) GitHub
8 1 (0.17%) Google Play
Communications & Networking
1 23 (4.00%) Internet
2 17 (2.96%) HTTP
3 13 (2.26%) Intranet
3 13 (2.26%) Network Security
4 12 (2.09%) DNS
5 8 (1.39%) SSL
6 4 (0.70%) TCP/IP
7 3 (0.52%) SMTP
8 2 (0.35%) DHCP
8 2 (0.35%) Extranet
8 2 (0.35%) FTP
8 2 (0.35%) IPsec
9 1 (0.17%) DVB
9 1 (0.17%) Firewall
9 1 (0.17%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 251 (43.65%) SQL Server
2 31 (5.39%) SQL Server 2008
3 21 (3.65%) Oracle Database
4 19 (3.30%) MongoDB
5 18 (3.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 17 (2.96%) MySQL
6 17 (2.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 15 (2.61%) Relational Database
7 15 (2.61%) SQL Server 2012
8 12 (2.09%) SQL Server 2014
9 11 (1.91%) GIS
10 9 (1.57%) PostgreSQL
10 9 (1.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 8 (1.39%) Data Warehouse
11 8 (1.39%) RDBMS
11 8 (1.39%) SQL Server 2005
12 7 (1.22%) Apache Cassandra
12 7 (1.22%) NoSQL
12 7 (1.22%) QGIS
13 3 (0.52%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 86 (14.96%) Team Foundation Server
2 77 (13.39%) Visual Studio
3 42 (7.30%) Git (software)
4 39 (6.78%) SpecFlow
5 26 (4.52%) Subversion
6 25 (4.35%) JIRA
7 22 (3.83%) TestComplete
8 21 (3.65%) Selenium
9 17 (2.96%) Jenkins
9 17 (2.96%) TeamCity
10 8 (1.39%) ClearCase
10 8 (1.39%) NUnit
11 7 (1.22%) Mocha
11 7 (1.22%) Moq
12 6 (1.04%) Octopus Deploy
12 6 (1.04%) Rational DOORS
13 5 (0.87%) Gradle
14 4 (0.70%) Mercurial
14 4 (0.70%) MSTest
14 4 (0.70%) SoapUI
General
1 63 (10.96%) Finance
2 12 (2.09%) Manufacturing
3 10 (1.74%) Local Government
4 9 (1.57%) Advertising
5 8 (1.39%) Games
6 7 (1.22%) Banking
6 7 (1.22%) Retail
7 6 (1.04%) Billing
8 5 (0.87%) Law
9 4 (0.70%) Marketing
9 4 (0.70%) Telecoms
10 3 (0.52%) Back Office
10 3 (0.52%) Electronics
11 2 (0.35%) Avionics
11 2 (0.35%) Legal
11 2 (0.35%) Military
11 2 (0.35%) Pharmaceutical
12 1 (0.17%) Mandarin Language
12 1 (0.17%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 379 (65.91%) Developer
2 199 (34.61%) .NET Developer
3 137 (23.83%) C# Developer
4 97 (16.87%) C# .NET Developer
5 50 (8.70%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
6 45 (7.83%) Web Developer
7 43 (7.48%) Analyst
7 43 (7.48%) ASP.NET Developer
8 39 (6.78%) SQL Developer
9 36 (6.26%) Architect
10 33 (5.74%) Software Developer
11 31 (5.39%) C# ASP.NET Developer
11 31 (5.39%) Consultant
12 26 (4.52%) Senior Developer
13 23 (4.00%) HTML Developer
14 22 (3.83%) CRM Developer
14 22 (3.83%) Technical Architect
15 21 (3.65%) JavaScript Developer
16 20 (3.48%) Technical Leader
17 19 (3.30%) SQL Server Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 201 (34.96%) ASP.NET
2 160 (27.83%) HTML
3 156 (27.13%) CSS
4 114 (19.83%) .NET Framework
5 113 (19.65%) jQuery
6 76 (13.22%) ASP.NET MVC
6 76 (13.22%) HTML5
7 62 (10.78%) AngularJS
8 61 (10.61%) WCF
8 61 (10.61%) XML
9 54 (9.39%) Web Services
10 51 (8.87%) CSS3
11 49 (8.52%) Entity Framework
12 42 (7.30%) ASP.NET Web API
13 27 (4.70%) JSON
13 27 (4.70%) WPF
14 22 (3.83%) ASP.NET MVC 5
15 20 (3.48%) RESTful
15 20 (3.48%) SOAP
15 20 (3.48%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 24 (4.17%) User Experience
2 21 (3.65%) Visualisation
3 18 (3.13%) Enterprise Software
4 16 (2.78%) Mobile App
5 14 (2.43%) Digital Media
6 11 (1.91%) Analytical Skills
7 9 (1.57%) Computer Science
7 9 (1.57%) NHS
8 8 (1.39%) Management Information System
8 8 (1.39%) N-Tier
9 7 (1.22%) Client/Server
10 6 (1.04%) iPad
10 6 (1.04%) PMI
11 5 (0.87%) Driving Licence
11 5 (0.87%) Social Media
12 4 (0.70%) Replication
13 3 (0.52%) Data Structures
13 3 (0.52%) Inversion of Control
14 2 (0.35%) FMCG
14 2 (0.35%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 80 (13.91%) Windows
2 44 (7.65%) Linux
3 33 (5.74%) Unix
4 16 (2.78%) Mac OS X
5 13 (2.26%) Windows Server 2012
6 12 (2.09%) Windows Server
7 7 (1.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 5 (0.87%) Apple iOS
8 5 (0.87%) Windows Mobile
8 5 (0.87%) Windows Server 2003
9 4 (0.70%) Android
10 3 (0.52%) Windows Server 2008
11 2 (0.35%) AIX
11 2 (0.35%) CentOS
11 2 (0.35%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.17%) Windows CE
12 1 (0.17%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 220 (38.26%) MVC
2 192 (33.39%) Agile Software Development
3 120 (20.87%) Web Development
4 105 (18.26%) TDD
5 72 (12.52%) CRM
6 62 (10.78%) Software Engineering
7 60 (10.43%) Scrum
8 48 (8.35%) Continuous Integration
9 40 (6.96%) OO
10 39 (6.78%) Unit Testing
11 36 (6.26%) BDD
11 36 (6.26%) ERP
12 34 (5.91%) Test Automation
13 29 (5.04%) Code Coverage
13 29 (5.04%) DevOps
13 29 (5.04%) Front End Development
13 29 (5.04%) Migration
14 28 (4.87%) OOP
15 26 (4.52%) Automated Testing
15 26 (4.52%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 353 (61.39%) C#
2 217 (37.74%) JavaScript
3 147 (25.57%) SQL
4 86 (14.96%) Java
5 44 (7.65%) T-SQL
6 43 (7.48%) VB.NET
7 35 (6.09%) Python
8 34 (5.91%) PHP
9 33 (5.74%) PowerShell
10 30 (5.22%) VB
11 21 (3.65%) XAML
12 18 (3.13%) Ruby
13 17 (2.96%) C++
13 17 (2.96%) Scala
14 8 (1.39%) VB6
15 7 (1.22%) Bash Shell
15 7 (1.22%) FQL
16 5 (0.87%) PHP 5
16 5 (0.87%) VBScript
17 4 (0.70%) R
Qualifications
1 44 (7.65%) Degree
2 23 (4.00%) Security Cleared
3 14 (2.43%) SC Cleared
4 11 (1.91%) BPSS Clearance
5 10 (1.74%) Microsoft Certification
6 7 (1.22%) CCEA
6 7 (1.22%) Citrix Certification
6 7 (1.22%) MCITP
6 7 (1.22%) MCTS
6 7 (1.22%) RHCE
7 6 (1.04%) PMI Certification
8 5 (0.87%) ISEB
9 4 (0.70%) ISTQB
10 2 (0.35%) HND
11 1 (0.17%) MCP
11 1 (0.17%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (3.48%) QA
2 11 (1.91%) WCAG
3 7 (1.22%) SLA
4 2 (0.35%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.17%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.17%) IEC 61508
5 1 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 20 (3.48%) Active Directory
2 8 (1.39%) Docker
3 7 (1.22%) UAG
4 5 (0.87%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (0.35%) Postfix
5 2 (0.35%) Sendmail
6 1 (0.17%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 13 (2.26%) Puppet
2 9 (1.57%) Opscode Chef
3 7 (1.22%) Red Hat Satellite
3 7 (1.22%) StatsD
4 4 (0.70%) WebSphere Cast Iron
5 3 (0.52%) HP Quality Center
6 2 (0.35%) BladeLogic
6 2 (0.35%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 2 (0.35%) Norton AntiVirus
6 2 (0.35%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 1 (0.17%) vRealize
Vendors
1 150 (26.09%) Microsoft
2 46 (8.00%) Oracle
3 19 (3.30%) Telerik
4 18 (3.13%) Sitecore
5 17 (2.96%) EPiServer
6 14 (2.43%) Citrix
7 13 (2.26%) Google
7 13 (2.26%) SAP
8 8 (1.39%) IBM
9 7 (1.22%) Apigee
9 7 (1.22%) Brocade
9 7 (1.22%) Mashery
9 7 (1.22%) Red Hat
10 6 (1.04%) Salesforce.com
10 6 (1.04%) ServiceNow
10 6 (1.04%) Tableau
10 6 (1.04%) VMware
11 5 (0.87%) Capita
12 4 (0.70%) Twitter
12 4 (0.70%) Xamarin
Greater Manchester
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Venturi
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
North West
Sanderson
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £200.00 - £295.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Lancashire
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Cheshire
Net Talent
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £200.00 - £212.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Preston
Vivid Resourcing
Rate: £300 - £450 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £90 - £100 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester
Pertemps IT
Rate: £450-£550 a day
Posted: 13 days ago
Knutsford, Cheshire
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £375 - £425 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 20 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Aim Hire Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 4 days ago
Wilmslow
Computer Futures
Rate: £400 - £500 per day + DOE
Posted: 14 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 13 days ago
Blackpool, Lancashire
People Source Consulting
Rate: £275 - £325 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Crewe
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 21 days ago
Greater Manchester
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 19 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Mortimer Spinks
Posted: 2 days ago
Knutsford
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 21 days ago
Greater Manchester
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £350 per day + competitive
Posted: 19 days ago
Blackpool
People Source Consulting
Rate: £275 - £325 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
Manchester
Robert Walters UK
Rate: £600 - £750 per day
Posted: 24 days ago