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 1 May 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
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft .NET (dotNet)
Rank 20 9 10
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +1
Contract jobs citing .NET 273 338 263
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 6.99% 10.83% 10.59%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 30.50% 44.71% 40.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 157 193 133
Average daily rate
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£339 £325 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.23% +4.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £400 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 1 14
Average hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £31.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +26.98%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.75 £40.00 £18.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.09 £40.00 £146.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
.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
895 756 646
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 22.93% 24.23% 26.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 567 443 334
Average daily rate £363 £350 £307
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% +14.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £265 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 11 32
Average hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £29.96
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +33.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.16 £21.00 £14.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.09 £45.00 £145.42
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -

.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 1 May 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 1 May 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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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 -7 125 £330 +1.53% 169
Cheshire -4 84 £408 +16.42% 97
Lancashire +3 33 £313 -5.30% 40
Merseyside -27 10 £300 +3.44% 36
Cumbria -7 8 £505 +34.66% 4
.NET
England

.NET
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 1 May 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.

1 332 (63.48%) C#
2 215 (41.11%) SQL Server
2 215 (41.11%) ASP.NET
3 207 (39.58%) JavaScript
4 180 (34.42%) MVC
5 166 (31.74%) Agile Software Development
6 165 (31.55%) HTML
7 163 (31.17%) SQL
8 138 (26.39%) CSS
9 126 (24.09%) Microsoft
10 113 (21.61%) jQuery
11 101 (19.31%) .NET Framework
12 90 (17.21%) ASP.NET MVC
13 88 (16.83%) Visual Studio
14 85 (16.25%) Java
15 84 (16.06%) Web Services
16 75 (14.34%) Oracle
17 73 (13.96%) XML
17 73 (13.96%) WCF
18 60 (11.47%) OO
19 59 (11.28%) TDD
19 59 (11.28%) Scrum
20 58 (11.09%) Finance
20 58 (11.09%) Entity Framework
21 55 (10.52%) HTML5
22 48 (9.18%) Unit Testing
23 47 (8.99%) AngularJS
24 46 (8.80%) Twitter Bootstrap
25 42 (8.03%) Continuous Integration
25 42 (8.03%) LINQ

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

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 39 (7.46%) SharePoint
2 37 (7.07%) IIS
3 34 (6.50%) CMS
4 32 (6.12%) Umbraco
5 29 (5.54%) Node.js
6 13 (2.49%) BizTalk Server
7 12 (2.29%) MQSeries
7 12 (2.29%) Apache
8 11 (2.10%) SharePoint 2010
9 10 (1.91%) Tomcat
10 9 (1.72%) SharePoint 2013
11 8 (1.53%) Jetty
11 8 (1.53%) WebSphere
11 8 (1.53%) Sitecore CMS
11 8 (1.53%) nginx
12 6 (1.15%) CICS
12 6 (1.15%) Sitefinity
13 5 (0.96%) Orchard CMS
14 3 (0.57%) JBoss
14 3 (0.57%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 33 (6.31%) MS Excel
2 6 (1.15%) Mingle
3 1 (0.19%) InfoPath
3 1 (0.19%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.19%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.19%) MS Project
3 1 (0.19%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.19%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 15 (2.87%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (2.10%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.57%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.19%) SAP HCM
4 1 (0.19%) SAP FI-AP
4 1 (0.19%) Oracle 11i
4 1 (0.19%) SAP FI
4 1 (0.19%) SAP HR
4 1 (0.19%) SAP FI/CO
4 1 (0.19%) SAP CO
Cloud Services
1 38 (7.27%) Amazon AWS
2 28 (5.35%) Cloud Computing
3 27 (5.16%) IaaS
4 9 (1.72%) SaaS
5 8 (1.53%) Google Cloud Platform
5 8 (1.53%) Amazon EC2
6 7 (1.34%) Google App Engine
7 6 (1.15%) Microsoft Azure
8 3 (0.57%) PaaS
8 3 (0.57%) Office 365
9 2 (0.38%) Google Analytics
10 1 (0.19%) Amazon S3
10 1 (0.19%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 18 (3.44%) HTTP
2 15 (2.87%) Internet
3 10 (1.91%) DNS
4 9 (1.72%) SSL
5 8 (1.53%) IPsec
5 8 (1.53%) TCP/IP
5 8 (1.53%) DHCP
5 8 (1.53%) FTP
6 5 (0.96%) Intranet
7 3 (0.57%) ATM
8 2 (0.38%) SMTP
8 2 (0.38%) SNMP
8 2 (0.38%) Extranet
8 2 (0.38%) SSH
9 1 (0.19%) AMQP
9 1 (0.19%) SAN
9 1 (0.19%) GPRS
9 1 (0.19%) UMTS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 215 (41.11%) SQL Server
2 41 (7.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 36 (6.88%) SQL Server 2008
4 31 (5.93%) Data Warehouse
5 29 (5.54%) Hadoop
6 28 (5.35%) Big Data
7 27 (5.16%) MongoDB
8 26 (4.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 25 (4.78%) Oracle Database
10 23 (4.40%) Apache Cassandra
11 18 (3.44%) RavenDB
12 17 (3.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 17 (3.25%) Relational Database
13 16 (3.06%) SQL Server 2012
13 16 (3.06%) NoSQL
14 13 (2.49%) SQL Server 2005
14 13 (2.49%) Oracle Database 11g
14 13 (2.49%) RDBMS
15 9 (1.72%) Oracle Reports
15 9 (1.72%) DTS
Development Applications
1 88 (16.83%) Visual Studio
2 33 (6.31%) Team Foundation Server
3 32 (6.12%) Git (software)
4 21 (4.02%) JIRA
5 19 (3.63%) Subversion
6 11 (2.10%) NUnit
7 10 (1.91%) Jenkins
8 9 (1.72%) ReSharper
9 8 (1.53%) TeamCity
10 7 (1.34%) Selenium
11 5 (0.96%) SpecFlow
12 4 (0.76%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
12 4 (0.76%) JMeter
12 4 (0.76%) VSS/SourceSafe
12 4 (0.76%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 4 (0.76%) MSTest
13 3 (0.57%) PVCS
13 3 (0.57%) JUnit
13 3 (0.57%) QuickTest Pro
13 3 (0.57%) WebSpeed
General
1 58 (11.09%) Finance
2 24 (4.59%) Telecoms
3 19 (3.63%) Retail
4 12 (2.29%) Banking
5 10 (1.91%) Back Office
6 9 (1.72%) Manufacturing
7 3 (0.57%) Publishing
7 3 (0.57%) Legal
8 1 (0.19%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.19%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.19%) Marketing
8 1 (0.19%) Multimedia
8 1 (0.19%) Advertising
8 1 (0.19%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 355 (67.88%) Developer
2 204 (39.01%) .NET Developer
3 71 (13.58%) C# Developer
4 52 (9.94%) C# .NET Developer
5 39 (7.46%) ASP.NET Developer
6 33 (6.31%) Architect
7 31 (5.93%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 26 (4.97%) SQL Developer
9 24 (4.59%) Senior Developer
10 19 (3.63%) Technical Architect
10 19 (3.63%) Web Developer
10 19 (3.63%) Analyst
11 14 (2.68%) Software Developer
12 13 (2.49%) Senior .NET Developer
12 13 (2.49%) Umbraco Developer
13 11 (2.10%) Designer
13 11 (2.10%) SharePoint Developer
13 11 (2.10%) Software Engineer
13 11 (2.10%) Digital Technical Architect
13 11 (2.10%) Digital Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 215 (41.11%) ASP.NET
2 165 (31.55%) HTML
3 138 (26.39%) CSS
4 113 (21.61%) jQuery
5 101 (19.31%) .NET Framework
6 90 (17.21%) ASP.NET MVC
7 84 (16.06%) Web Services
8 73 (13.96%) XML
8 73 (13.96%) WCF
9 58 (11.09%) Entity Framework
10 55 (10.52%) HTML5
11 47 (8.99%) AngularJS
12 46 (8.80%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 42 (8.03%) LINQ
13 42 (8.03%) CSS3
14 39 (7.46%) Ajax
15 27 (5.16%) REST
16 20 (3.82%) WPF
17 19 (3.63%) JSON
17 19 (3.63%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 26 (4.97%) Open Source
2 23 (4.40%) Analytical Skills
3 20 (3.82%) Visualisation
4 19 (3.63%) Management Information System
5 15 (2.87%) N-Tier
6 13 (2.49%) User Experience
7 12 (2.29%) Enterprise Software
8 11 (2.10%) NHS
8 11 (2.10%) Mobile App
9 9 (1.72%) Inversion of Control
9 9 (1.72%) Mainframe
10 8 (1.53%) Computer Science
11 6 (1.15%) IBM Mainframe
12 5 (0.96%) Data Structures
13 4 (0.76%) iSeries
14 3 (0.57%) W3C
14 3 (0.57%) Tandem
14 3 (0.57%) Linked Data
15 2 (0.38%) Algorithms
15 2 (0.38%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 42 (8.03%) Windows
2 41 (7.84%) Linux
3 25 (4.78%) UNIX
4 13 (2.49%) Apple iOS
4 13 (2.49%) Android
5 10 (1.91%) Windows Server 2012
6 7 (1.34%) Windows Mobile
7 2 (0.38%) Windows Phone
7 2 (0.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.19%) Windows Phone 7
8 1 (0.19%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 180 (34.42%) MVC
2 166 (31.74%) Agile Software Development
3 60 (11.47%) OO
4 59 (11.28%) TDD
4 59 (11.28%) Scrum
5 48 (9.18%) Unit Testing
6 42 (8.03%) Continuous Integration
7 37 (7.07%) Mentoring
8 32 (6.12%) SOA
9 31 (5.93%) OOP
10 28 (5.35%) Web Development
11 24 (4.59%) Software Engineering
12 23 (4.40%) Machine Learning
13 22 (4.21%) CRM
13 22 (4.21%) ERP
14 17 (3.25%) OOD
15 16 (3.06%) Resource Management
16 15 (2.87%) Waterfall
16 15 (2.87%) UML
16 15 (2.87%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 332 (63.48%) C#
2 207 (39.58%) JavaScript
3 163 (31.17%) SQL
4 85 (16.25%) Java
5 37 (7.07%) Python
6 36 (6.88%) T-SQL
7 29 (5.54%) VB
8 25 (4.78%) VB.NET
8 25 (4.78%) Ruby
9 23 (4.40%) PL/SQL
9 23 (4.40%) R
10 14 (2.68%) PHP
11 13 (2.49%) XPath
11 13 (2.49%) C++
12 10 (1.91%) XQuery
12 10 (1.91%) PowerShell
13 6 (1.15%) VB6
13 6 (1.15%) C
14 4 (0.76%) Delphi
14 4 (0.76%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 34 (6.50%) Security Cleared
2 26 (4.97%) Degree
3 24 (4.59%) SC Cleared
4 4 (0.76%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (0.76%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.19%) MCPD
5 1 (0.19%) MCSE
5 1 (0.19%) ISEB
5 1 (0.19%) CCA
5 1 (0.19%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (0.19%) CCNA
5 1 (0.19%) CCDA
5 1 (0.19%) CCDP
5 1 (0.19%) Oracle Certification
5 1 (0.19%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (2.10%) QA
2 5 (0.96%) HL7
3 2 (0.38%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (1.72%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (1.53%) Xen
3 2 (0.38%) LiteSpeed
4 1 (0.19%) UAG
4 1 (0.19%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.19%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.19%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 31 (5.93%) Opscode Chef
2 23 (4.40%) StatsD
3 8 (1.53%) Puppet
4 3 (0.57%) HP Quality Center
4 3 (0.57%) Hyperic
5 1 (0.19%) SCCM
5 1 (0.19%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (0.19%) Ansible
Vendors
1 126 (24.09%) Microsoft
2 75 (14.34%) Oracle
3 25 (4.78%) Teradata
4 24 (4.59%) Citrix
5 22 (4.21%) Tableau
6 21 (4.02%) Apigee
6 21 (4.02%) Mashery
7 14 (2.68%) Twitter
8 13 (2.49%) Google
9 11 (2.10%) IBM
10 10 (1.91%) VMware
11 9 (1.72%) Sitecore
11 9 (1.72%) SAP
12 8 (1.53%) JD Edwards
13 7 (1.34%) Cognos
13 7 (1.34%) Xamarin
14 6 (1.15%) Telerik
15 3 (0.57%) Sculptor
15 3 (0.57%) PeopleSoft
15 3 (0.57%) Progress
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