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 13 February 2016 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
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft .NET (dotNet)
Rank 17 15 8
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -7
Contract jobs citing .NET 310 253 325
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 8.27% 7.77% 11.58%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 30.69% 30.26% 42.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 222 183 159
Average daily rate £336 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.46% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £275 £242
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £387
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 1 11
Average hourly rate £34.75 £42.50 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.23% +28.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.65 £42.50 £21.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.75 £42.50 £43.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £32.25 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+24.03% -5.14%
.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
1010 836 758
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 26.93% 25.68% 27.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 658 539 433
Average daily rate £363 £350 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 25 15
Average hourly rate £37.00 £22.50 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+64.44% -31.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.74 £19.36 £24.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.33 £42.50 £40.57
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.25 £34.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year
+15.44% +3.03%

.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 13 February 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 13 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing .NET within the North West region over the 3 months to 13 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +4 195 £338 +3.84% 170
Cheshire -8 52 £338 +12.50% 57
Lancashire -6 26 £250 -11.11% 33
Merseyside +6 16 £325 -19.75% 25
.NET
England

.NET
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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.

1 418 (70.97%) C#
2 271 (46.01%) SQL Server
3 246 (41.77%) ASP.NET
4 239 (40.58%) JavaScript
5 223 (37.86%) SQL
6 204 (34.63%) HTML
7 192 (32.60%) MVC
8 187 (31.75%) CSS
9 172 (29.20%) Agile Software Development
10 143 (24.28%) Visual Studio
11 126 (21.39%) Microsoft
12 122 (20.71%) jQuery
13 120 (20.37%) .NET Framework
14 95 (16.13%) HTML5
15 93 (15.79%) TDD
16 83 (14.09%) ASP.NET MVC
17 81 (13.75%) Java
18 79 (13.41%) XML
19 76 (12.90%) SQL Server 2008
20 75 (12.73%) T-SQL
21 73 (12.39%) Windows
22 72 (12.22%) Team Foundation Server
23 71 (12.05%) AngularJS
24 70 (11.88%) Web Services
25 67 (11.38%) SharePoint
26 63 (10.70%) Linux
26 63 (10.70%) VB.NET
27 62 (10.53%) WCF
28 61 (10.36%) Unix
29 56 (9.51%) Entity Framework

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

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 67 (11.38%) SharePoint
2 31 (5.26%) CMS
2 31 (5.26%) SharePoint 2010
3 29 (4.92%) IIS
4 20 (3.40%) Node.js
5 19 (3.23%) BizTalk Server
6 14 (2.38%) SharePoint 2013
6 14 (2.38%) Sitecore CMS
7 11 (1.87%) Tomcat
8 9 (1.53%) Umbraco
9 7 (1.19%) Apache
9 7 (1.19%) EPiServer CMS
10 6 (1.02%) Jetty
10 6 (1.02%) nginx
10 6 (1.02%) WebSphere
11 3 (0.51%) Exstream Dialogue
11 3 (0.51%) MS Exchange
11 3 (0.51%) SharePoint Server
12 2 (0.34%) Exchange Server 2007
12 2 (0.34%) SugarCRM
Applications
1 49 (8.32%) MS Excel
2 7 (1.19%) MS Office
3 2 (0.34%) InfoPath
4 1 (0.17%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 43 (7.30%) Dynamics CRM
2 13 (2.21%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.51%) Exstream
3 3 (0.51%) Oracle 11i
4 2 (0.34%) Infor CRM
4 2 (0.34%) SDL Web 8
5 1 (0.17%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.17%) OpenText MBPM
5 1 (0.17%) Payment Gateway
5 1 (0.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.17%) SAP SD
5 1 (0.17%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 15 (2.55%) Cloud Computing
2 14 (2.38%) Amazon AWS
3 9 (1.53%) Microsoft Azure
4 8 (1.36%) IaaS
5 6 (1.02%) Amazon EC2
5 6 (1.02%) Google App Engine
5 6 (1.02%) Google Cloud Platform
6 5 (0.85%) GitHub
6 5 (0.85%) SaaS
7 4 (0.68%) Office 365
8 3 (0.51%) Google Analytics
9 2 (0.34%) Adobe Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 37 (6.28%) Internet
2 35 (5.94%) HTTP
3 21 (3.57%) Intranet
4 19 (3.23%) DNS
5 12 (2.04%) TCP/IP
6 7 (1.19%) SMTP
7 6 (1.02%) DHCP
7 6 (1.02%) FTP
7 6 (1.02%) IPsec
8 2 (0.34%) Firewall
8 2 (0.34%) SSL
9 1 (0.17%) DVB
9 1 (0.17%) Extranet
9 1 (0.17%) HTTPS
9 1 (0.17%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 271 (46.01%) SQL Server
2 76 (12.90%) SQL Server 2008
3 42 (7.13%) SQL Server 2012
4 31 (5.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 29 (4.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 20 (3.40%) MongoDB
6 20 (3.40%) Oracle Database
7 14 (2.38%) Relational Database
8 13 (2.21%) MySQL
8 13 (2.21%) NoSQL
8 13 (2.21%) SQL Server 2005
9 12 (2.04%) PostgreSQL
10 10 (1.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 9 (1.53%) Apache Cassandra
11 9 (1.53%) Data Warehouse
12 8 (1.36%) Crystal Reports
13 6 (1.02%) Big Data
13 6 (1.02%) Hadoop
13 6 (1.02%) RDBMS
14 5 (0.85%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 143 (24.28%) Visual Studio
2 72 (12.22%) Team Foundation Server
3 52 (8.83%) Git (software)
4 38 (6.45%) Subversion
5 29 (4.92%) Selenium
6 20 (3.40%) SpecFlow
7 18 (3.06%) JIRA
8 15 (2.55%) Jenkins
8 15 (2.55%) NUnit
9 13 (2.21%) MSTest
10 12 (2.04%) TeamCity
11 9 (1.53%) ClearCase
12 8 (1.36%) Eclipse
12 8 (1.36%) Grunt
13 7 (1.19%) Cucumber
13 7 (1.19%) Mercurial
13 7 (1.19%) Moq
13 7 (1.19%) MSI
14 6 (1.02%) JUnit
14 6 (1.02%) SoapUI
General
1 55 (9.34%) Finance
2 16 (2.72%) Games
3 15 (2.55%) Retail
4 12 (2.04%) Advertising
5 9 (1.53%) Banking
6 6 (1.02%) Telecoms
7 5 (0.85%) Manufacturing
8 4 (0.68%) Legal
8 4 (0.68%) Marketing
9 3 (0.51%) Local Government
10 2 (0.34%) Avionics
10 2 (0.34%) Billing
10 2 (0.34%) Electronics
10 2 (0.34%) Military
10 2 (0.34%) Publishing
10 2 (0.34%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.17%) Back Office
11 1 (0.17%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 413 (70.12%) Developer
2 214 (36.33%) .NET Developer
3 157 (26.66%) C# Developer
4 110 (18.68%) C# .NET Developer
5 48 (8.15%) Analyst
6 44 (7.47%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
7 42 (7.13%) ASP.NET Developer
8 41 (6.96%) Software Developer
9 34 (5.77%) Architect
10 33 (5.60%) Web Developer
11 32 (5.43%) SQL Developer
12 24 (4.07%) C# ASP.NET Developer
13 22 (3.74%) HTML Developer
14 20 (3.40%) Technical Architect
15 19 (3.23%) CRM Developer
15 19 (3.23%) Microsoft Developer
15 19 (3.23%) SharePoint Developer
16 18 (3.06%) Consultant
16 18 (3.06%) Technical Leader
17 17 (2.89%) Dynamics CRM Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 246 (41.77%) ASP.NET
2 204 (34.63%) HTML
3 187 (31.75%) CSS
4 122 (20.71%) jQuery
5 120 (20.37%) .NET Framework
6 95 (16.13%) HTML5
7 83 (14.09%) ASP.NET MVC
8 79 (13.41%) XML
9 71 (12.05%) AngularJS
10 70 (11.88%) Web Services
11 62 (10.53%) WCF
12 56 (9.51%) Entity Framework
13 43 (7.30%) CSS3
14 36 (6.11%) ASP.NET Web API
14 36 (6.11%) JSON
15 30 (5.09%) SOAP
16 28 (4.75%) XSLT
17 25 (4.24%) ASP.NET MVC 5
17 25 (4.24%) Twitter Bootstrap
18 24 (4.07%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 36 (6.11%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (3.40%) User Experience
2 20 (3.40%) Visualisation
3 19 (3.23%) Computer Science
4 18 (3.06%) Enterprise Software
4 18 (3.06%) Mobile App
5 12 (2.04%) NHS
6 11 (1.87%) N-Tier
7 10 (1.70%) Management Information System
8 6 (1.02%) Replication
9 5 (0.85%) Data Structures
9 5 (0.85%) Social Media
10 2 (0.34%) Blackberry
10 2 (0.34%) Data Centre
10 2 (0.34%) DTV
10 2 (0.34%) W3C
11 1 (0.17%) Client/Server
11 1 (0.17%) Clustering
11 1 (0.17%) MPEG
11 1 (0.17%) Streaming Video
Operating Systems
1 73 (12.39%) Windows
2 63 (10.70%) Linux
3 61 (10.36%) Unix
4 33 (5.60%) Mac OS X
5 23 (3.90%) Windows Server
6 20 (3.40%) Windows Server 2012
7 17 (2.89%) Windows Server 2003
8 15 (2.55%) Apple iOS
9 12 (2.04%) Windows 7
10 11 (1.87%) Android
11 6 (1.02%) Windows Server 2008
12 3 (0.51%) Windows Mobile
13 2 (0.34%) Windows CE
14 1 (0.17%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 192 (32.60%) MVC
2 172 (29.20%) Agile Software Development
3 93 (15.79%) TDD
4 52 (8.83%) CRM
5 50 (8.49%) Scrum
5 50 (8.49%) Web Development
6 47 (7.98%) Front End Development
7 44 (7.47%) OO
8 43 (7.30%) Software Engineering
9 39 (6.62%) Continuous Integration
10 38 (6.45%) Migration
11 37 (6.28%) Unit Testing
12 36 (6.11%) BDD
13 33 (5.60%) Automated Testing
14 31 (5.26%) OOP
14 31 (5.26%) Web Design
15 27 (4.58%) Responsive Web Design
16 25 (4.24%) Workflow
17 23 (3.90%) ERP
18 22 (3.74%) Web Accessibility
Programming Languages
1 418 (70.97%) C#
2 239 (40.58%) JavaScript
3 223 (37.86%) SQL
4 81 (13.75%) Java
5 75 (12.73%) T-SQL
6 63 (10.70%) VB.NET
7 51 (8.66%) Python
8 34 (5.77%) C++
9 33 (5.60%) VB
10 30 (5.09%) Ruby
11 25 (4.24%) PowerShell
12 23 (3.90%) PHP
13 17 (2.89%) XAML
14 16 (2.72%) Scala
15 15 (2.55%) VBScript
16 14 (2.38%) FQL
17 11 (1.87%) VB6
18 8 (1.36%) C
18 8 (1.36%) VBA
19 6 (1.02%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 37 (6.28%) Degree
2 17 (2.89%) Security Cleared
3 12 (2.04%) SC Cleared
4 8 (1.36%) BPSS Clearance
5 7 (1.19%) HND
5 7 (1.19%) ISEB
6 6 (1.02%) ISTQB
7 3 (0.51%) CCEA
7 3 (0.51%) Citrix Certification
7 3 (0.51%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.17%) MCPD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (4.58%) QA
2 11 (1.87%) WCAG
3 3 (0.51%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.17%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.17%) SLA
System Software
1 19 (3.23%) Active Directory
2 6 (1.02%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (0.85%) BitLocker
4 2 (0.34%) Postfix
4 2 (0.34%) Sendmail
4 2 (0.34%) Xen
5 1 (0.17%) HDFS
5 1 (0.17%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 13 (2.21%) Opscode Chef
2 8 (1.36%) StatsD
3 5 (0.85%) Puppet
4 4 (0.68%) WebSphere Cast Iron
5 2 (0.34%) HP Quality Center
5 2 (0.34%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 2 (0.34%) Norton AntiVirus
5 2 (0.34%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 1 (0.17%) SCCM
6 1 (0.17%) ThinApp
Vendors
1 126 (21.39%) Microsoft
2 48 (8.15%) Oracle
3 27 (4.58%) EPiServer
4 24 (4.07%) Telerik
5 17 (2.89%) Sitecore
6 12 (2.04%) Google
7 10 (1.70%) Citrix
8 8 (1.36%) IBM
8 8 (1.36%) Teradata
9 7 (1.19%) Apigee
9 7 (1.19%) HP
9 7 (1.19%) Mashery
9 7 (1.19%) Tableau
9 7 (1.19%) VMware
10 5 (0.85%) Capita
10 5 (0.85%) DevExpress
10 5 (0.85%) SAP
11 4 (0.68%) Appcelerator
11 4 (0.68%) Salesforce.com
11 4 (0.68%) Xamarin
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Posted: Yesterday
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Rate: £250 - £300 per day
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Manchester
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Manchester
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Posted: 5 days ago
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Rate: £150 - £200 per day + free parking
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Manchester
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