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 28 July 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
28 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft .NET (dotNet)
Rank 15 23 9
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -14
Contract jobs citing .NET 297 222 282
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 8.12% 5.80% 9.22%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 31.66% 27.01% 40.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 203 169 176
Median daily rate £335 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.28% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £300 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £570 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
- +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 5 2
Median hourly rate £41.00 £42.50 £35.78
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.52% +18.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.16 £42.50 £32.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.10 £42.50 £39.16
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.00 £41.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+2.43% +9.33%
.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
938 822 704
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 25.64% 21.47% 23.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 651 532 432
Median daily rate £375 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £300 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £513 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 23 9
Median hourly rate £27.75 £40.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.62% +33.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.78 £16.16 £28.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £56.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £40.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +14.28%

.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 28 July 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 28 July 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 28 July 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 +12 162 £350 +7.69% 133
Cheshire +4 69 £325 -10.95% 52
Lancashire +13 35 £350 -17.64% 16
Merseyside +6 20 £325 +5.26% 26
Cumbria +10 3 £350 -4.10% 2
.NET
England

.NET
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 28 July 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.

1 349 (61.01%) C#
2 242 (42.31%) SQL Server
3 229 (40.03%) MVC
4 219 (38.29%) ASP.NET
5 206 (36.01%) JavaScript
6 202 (35.31%) Agile Software Development
7 175 (30.59%) Microsoft
8 154 (26.92%) HTML
9 145 (25.35%) SQL
10 130 (22.73%) jQuery
11 128 (22.38%) CSS
12 110 (19.23%) ASP.NET MVC
13 103 (18.01%) Web Development
14 98 (17.13%) TDD
15 89 (15.56%) .NET Framework
16 88 (15.38%) Java
17 82 (14.34%) Team Foundation Server
18 81 (14.16%) Windows
19 79 (13.81%) CRM
20 72 (12.59%) MS Excel
21 71 (12.41%) AngularJS
22 68 (11.89%) HTML5
23 60 (10.49%) Scrum
24 59 (10.31%) Web Services
24 59 (10.31%) WCF
25 54 (9.44%) Visual Studio
26 51 (8.92%) Finance
26 51 (8.92%) CSS3
27 49 (8.57%) Software Engineering
28 47 (8.22%) Dynamics CRM

.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 42 (7.34%) SharePoint
2 33 (5.77%) IIS
3 29 (5.07%) CMS
4 15 (2.62%) BizTalk Server
5 13 (2.27%) Tomcat
6 12 (2.10%) Umbraco
7 11 (1.92%) SharePoint 2010
8 10 (1.75%) Apache
9 9 (1.57%) GeoServer
9 9 (1.57%) Sitecore CMS
10 7 (1.22%) JBoss
11 4 (0.70%) EPiServer CMS
11 4 (0.70%) SharePoint 2013
11 4 (0.70%) WebSphere
12 2 (0.35%) Confluence
12 2 (0.35%) Jetty
12 2 (0.35%) nginx
12 2 (0.35%) OpenStack
13 1 (0.17%) Exchange Server 2007
13 1 (0.17%) WordPress
Applications
1 72 (12.59%) MS Excel
2 4 (0.70%) MS Office
3 2 (0.35%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 47 (8.22%) Dynamics CRM
2 12 (2.10%) Dynamics AX
3 5 (0.87%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.35%) SAP SD
5 1 (0.17%) nopCommerce
5 1 (0.17%) SAP CRM
5 1 (0.17%) SAP HCM
5 1 (0.17%) SAP R/3
5 1 (0.17%) Unit4 Business World
5 1 (0.17%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 13 (2.27%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (1.57%) Amazon AWS
3 8 (1.40%) Google Analytics
4 6 (1.05%) Cloud Computing
4 6 (1.05%) IaaS
5 3 (0.52%) SaaS
6 2 (0.35%) Amazon EC2
6 2 (0.35%) Google App Engine
6 2 (0.35%) Google Cloud Platform
6 2 (0.35%) Office 365
6 2 (0.35%) PaaS
7 1 (0.17%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 20 (3.50%) Internet
2 17 (2.97%) Network Security
3 12 (2.10%) DNS
4 8 (1.40%) SSL
5 6 (1.05%) Intranet
6 4 (0.70%) TCP/IP
7 3 (0.52%) DHCP
7 3 (0.52%) HTTP
8 2 (0.35%) Firewall
8 2 (0.35%) FTP
8 2 (0.35%) IPsec
8 2 (0.35%) Wi-Fi
9 1 (0.17%) Extranet
9 1 (0.17%) LAN
9 1 (0.17%) SAN
9 1 (0.17%) Skype
9 1 (0.17%) SMTP
9 1 (0.17%) SSH
9 1 (0.17%) VLAN
9 1 (0.17%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 242 (42.31%) SQL Server
2 22 (3.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 20 (3.50%) MySQL
4 19 (3.32%) MongoDB
4 19 (3.32%) Oracle Database
4 19 (3.32%) Relational Database
5 18 (3.15%) SQL Server 2008
6 17 (2.97%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 14 (2.45%) SQL Server 2014
8 11 (1.92%) PostgreSQL
9 10 (1.75%) GIS
9 10 (1.75%) NoSQL
9 10 (1.75%) RDBMS
10 8 (1.40%) Crystal Reports
10 8 (1.40%) Oracle Database 10g
10 8 (1.40%) SQL Server 2012
10 8 (1.40%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 7 (1.22%) Oracle Database 11g
11 7 (1.22%) Oracle Database 12c
11 7 (1.22%) QGIS
Development Applications
1 82 (14.34%) Team Foundation Server
2 54 (9.44%) Visual Studio
3 30 (5.24%) SpecFlow
4 29 (5.07%) Git (software)
4 29 (5.07%) JIRA
5 24 (4.20%) TestComplete
6 19 (3.32%) Selenium
7 17 (2.97%) Jenkins
8 14 (2.45%) TeamCity
9 8 (1.40%) Octopus Deploy
10 7 (1.22%) Mercurial
10 7 (1.22%) Mocha
10 7 (1.22%) Rational DOORS
10 7 (1.22%) Subversion
11 6 (1.05%) Gradle
12 5 (0.87%) Cucumber
13 4 (0.70%) NUnit
13 4 (0.70%) Vagrant
14 3 (0.52%) MorphX
15 2 (0.35%) ReSharper
General
1 51 (8.92%) Finance
2 24 (4.20%) Manufacturing
3 11 (1.92%) Retail
4 9 (1.57%) Local Government
5 8 (1.40%) Marketing
6 7 (1.22%) Banking
7 6 (1.05%) Advertising
7 6 (1.05%) Billing
7 6 (1.05%) Electronics
7 6 (1.05%) Games
7 6 (1.05%) Telecoms
8 5 (0.87%) Law
9 4 (0.70%) Back Office
10 3 (0.52%) Publishing
11 2 (0.35%) Pharmaceutical
12 1 (0.17%) Legal
12 1 (0.17%) Mandarin Language
Job Titles
1 383 (66.96%) Developer
2 203 (35.49%) .NET Developer
3 126 (22.03%) C# Developer
4 86 (15.03%) C# .NET Developer
5 58 (10.14%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
6 53 (9.27%) ASP.NET Developer
7 47 (8.22%) SQL Developer
8 45 (7.87%) Web Developer
9 41 (7.17%) Analyst
10 37 (6.47%) C# ASP.NET Developer
11 35 (6.12%) Architect
12 33 (5.77%) Consultant
12 33 (5.77%) Senior Developer
13 26 (4.55%) CRM Developer
14 24 (4.20%) HTML Developer
15 21 (3.67%) Microsoft Developer
16 20 (3.50%) HTML CSS Developer
16 20 (3.50%) Senior .NET Developer
17 19 (3.32%) Dynamics CRM Developer
17 19 (3.32%) SQL Server Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 219 (38.29%) ASP.NET
2 154 (26.92%) HTML
3 130 (22.73%) jQuery
4 128 (22.38%) CSS
5 110 (19.23%) ASP.NET MVC
6 89 (15.56%) .NET Framework
7 71 (12.41%) AngularJS
8 68 (11.89%) HTML5
9 59 (10.31%) WCF
9 59 (10.31%) Web Services
10 51 (8.92%) CSS3
11 44 (7.69%) Entity Framework
12 43 (7.52%) ASP.NET Web API
13 41 (7.17%) XML
14 29 (5.07%) ASP.NET Web Forms
15 23 (4.02%) WPF
16 21 (3.67%) JSON
17 19 (3.32%) Twitter Bootstrap
18 18 (3.15%) Node.js
19 16 (2.80%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 20 (3.50%) Mobile App
2 19 (3.32%) User Experience
3 17 (2.97%) Digital Media
4 11 (1.92%) iPad
5 9 (1.57%) Computer Science
6 8 (1.40%) NHS
6 8 (1.40%) Virtual Team
7 7 (1.22%) Client/Server
8 6 (1.05%) Analytical Skills
8 6 (1.05%) Management Information System
8 6 (1.05%) PMI
9 5 (0.87%) Driving Licence
9 5 (0.87%) Enterprise Software
9 5 (0.87%) N-Tier
9 5 (0.87%) Visualisation
10 4 (0.70%) Data Structures
11 3 (0.52%) Inversion of Control
12 2 (0.35%) FMCG
12 2 (0.35%) Public Cloud
12 2 (0.35%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 81 (14.16%) Windows
2 22 (3.85%) Linux
3 16 (2.80%) Windows Server
4 15 (2.62%) Windows Server 2012
5 8 (1.40%) Unix
6 7 (1.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 6 (1.05%) Windows Mobile
7 6 (1.05%) Windows Server 2003
8 5 (0.87%) Android
9 4 (0.70%) Apple iOS
10 2 (0.35%) AIX
10 2 (0.35%) CentOS
10 2 (0.35%) Ubuntu
10 2 (0.35%) Windows NT
10 2 (0.35%) Windows Server 2008
11 1 (0.17%) Embedded Linux
11 1 (0.17%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.17%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 229 (40.03%) MVC
2 202 (35.31%) Agile Software Development
3 103 (18.01%) Web Development
4 98 (17.13%) TDD
5 79 (13.81%) CRM
6 60 (10.49%) Scrum
7 49 (8.57%) Software Engineering
8 47 (8.22%) Continuous Integration
9 41 (7.17%) ERP
10 37 (6.47%) Test Automation
11 36 (6.29%) Migration
11 36 (6.29%) Unit Testing
12 34 (5.94%) DevOps
13 32 (5.59%) Code Coverage
14 30 (5.24%) OO
15 25 (4.37%) BDD
15 25 (4.37%) OOP
16 22 (3.85%) SDLC
17 21 (3.67%) Automated Testing
18 19 (3.32%) Front End Development
Programming Languages
1 349 (61.01%) C#
2 206 (36.01%) JavaScript
3 145 (25.35%) SQL
4 88 (15.38%) Java
5 46 (8.04%) VB.NET
6 38 (6.64%) PHP
7 36 (6.29%) T-SQL
8 27 (4.72%) PowerShell
8 27 (4.72%) VB
9 18 (3.15%) Python
10 15 (2.62%) C++
11 8 (1.40%) PL/SQL
12 7 (1.22%) Bash Shell
13 6 (1.05%) FQL
14 5 (0.87%) PHP 5
14 5 (0.87%) VB6
14 5 (0.87%) X++
14 5 (0.87%) XAML
15 4 (0.70%) R
16 3 (0.52%) VBA
Qualifications
1 43 (7.52%) Degree
2 25 (4.37%) Security Cleared
3 13 (2.27%) SC Cleared
4 9 (1.57%) Microsoft Certification
5 8 (1.40%) CCEA
5 8 (1.40%) Citrix Certification
6 7 (1.22%) BPSS Clearance
6 7 (1.22%) MCITP
6 7 (1.22%) MCTS
6 7 (1.22%) RHCE
7 6 (1.05%) PMI Certification
8 4 (0.70%) ISEB
9 3 (0.52%) AWS Certification
9 3 (0.52%) ISTQB
10 1 (0.17%) DBS Check
10 1 (0.17%) HND
10 1 (0.17%) MCP
10 1 (0.17%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (3.32%) QA
2 7 (1.22%) SLA
3 2 (0.35%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.17%) IEC 61508
4 1 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 15 (2.62%) Active Directory
2 8 (1.40%) Docker
3 7 (1.22%) UAG
4 5 (0.87%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (0.70%) Virtual Desktop
6 2 (0.35%) Hyper-V
6 2 (0.35%) vSphere
7 1 (0.17%) Firmware
7 1 (0.17%) Postfix
7 1 (0.17%) Sendmail
7 1 (0.17%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 14 (2.45%) Puppet
2 7 (1.22%) Red Hat Satellite
3 6 (1.05%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (0.70%) StatsD
5 2 (0.35%) BladeLogic
5 2 (0.35%) HP Quality Center
5 2 (0.35%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (0.17%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 1 (0.17%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (0.17%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 1 (0.17%) vRealize
Vendors
1 175 (30.59%) Microsoft
2 45 (7.87%) Oracle
3 17 (2.97%) Sitecore
4 14 (2.45%) SAP
5 13 (2.27%) Citrix
6 10 (1.75%) Google
7 9 (1.57%) VMware
8 8 (1.40%) EPiServer
8 8 (1.40%) Xamarin
9 7 (1.22%) Brocade
9 7 (1.22%) IBM
9 7 (1.22%) Red Hat
10 6 (1.05%) ServiceNow
10 6 (1.05%) Telerik
10 6 (1.05%) Twitter
11 4 (0.70%) Apigee
11 4 (0.70%) Atlassian
11 4 (0.70%) Mashery
11 4 (0.70%) Tableau
12 3 (0.52%) JD Edwards
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