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 26 June 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
26 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft .NET (dotNet)
Rank 19 22 12
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -10
Contract jobs citing .NET 265 234 277
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 7.06% 6.34% 8.88%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 27.89% 28.68% 40.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 192 171 172
Median daily rate £350 £340 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £286 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £340 £340
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 6 1
Median hourly rate £41.25 £42.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.38 £40.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-1.56% +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
950 816 679
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 25.33% 22.10% 21.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 665 536 417
Median daily rate £390 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £255
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 19 22 7
Median hourly rate £28.50 £42.50 £28.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-32.94% +47.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.80 £16.16 £16.84
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £56.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.75 £40.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-10.62% +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 26 June 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 26 June 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 26 June 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 +5 130 £350 +6.87% 123
Cheshire -2 77 £375 -6.25% 55
Lancashire 0 23 £300 -4.00% 15
Merseyside +4 21 £325 +8.33% 13
Cumbria 0 1 - - 2
.NET
England

.NET
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 26 June 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.

1 324 (58.91%) C#
2 229 (41.64%) SQL Server
3 220 (40.00%) MVC
4 204 (37.09%) Agile Software Development
5 203 (36.91%) JavaScript
6 202 (36.73%) ASP.NET
7 157 (28.55%) Microsoft
8 138 (25.09%) HTML
9 134 (24.36%) SQL
10 128 (23.27%) CSS
11 123 (22.36%) jQuery
12 106 (19.27%) TDD
12 106 (19.27%) Web Development
13 96 (17.45%) .NET Framework
14 91 (16.55%) ASP.NET MVC
15 90 (16.36%) Java
16 83 (15.09%) Team Foundation Server
17 80 (14.55%) Windows
18 77 (14.00%) CRM
19 68 (12.36%) MS Excel
20 61 (11.09%) AngularJS
21 60 (10.91%) Scrum
22 59 (10.73%) WCF
23 58 (10.55%) Software Engineering
23 58 (10.55%) HTML5
24 57 (10.36%) Finance
24 57 (10.36%) SharePoint
25 56 (10.18%) Web Services
26 54 (9.82%) Visual Studio
27 48 (8.73%) CSS3

.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 57 (10.36%) SharePoint
2 33 (6.00%) IIS
3 32 (5.82%) CMS
4 22 (4.00%) BizTalk Server
5 20 (3.64%) SharePoint 2010
6 13 (2.36%) Tomcat
7 12 (2.18%) Sitecore CMS
8 11 (2.00%) Apache
9 9 (1.64%) GeoServer
10 8 (1.45%) Umbraco
11 7 (1.27%) JBoss
12 5 (0.91%) EPiServer CMS
12 5 (0.91%) SharePoint 2013
13 4 (0.73%) WebSphere
14 2 (0.36%) Exchange Server 2007
14 2 (0.36%) Exchange Server 2010
14 2 (0.36%) Exchange Server 2013
14 2 (0.36%) MS Exchange
14 2 (0.36%) nginx
14 2 (0.36%) OpenStack
Applications
1 68 (12.36%) MS Excel
2 3 (0.55%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 3 (0.55%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 46 (8.36%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.91%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.36%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.36%) SAP SD
4 1 (0.18%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.18%) Infor CRM
4 1 (0.18%) nopCommerce
4 1 (0.18%) SAP CRM
4 1 (0.18%) SAP R/3
4 1 (0.18%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 11 (2.00%) Amazon AWS
1 11 (2.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (1.64%) Cloud Computing
2 9 (1.64%) IaaS
3 8 (1.45%) Google Analytics
4 3 (0.55%) SaaS
5 2 (0.36%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (0.36%) Google App Engine
5 2 (0.36%) Google Cloud Platform
5 2 (0.36%) Office 365
5 2 (0.36%) PaaS
6 1 (0.18%) GitHub
6 1 (0.18%) Google Play
Communications & Networking
1 24 (4.36%) Internet
2 15 (2.73%) Network Security
3 12 (2.18%) DNS
4 8 (1.45%) Intranet
4 8 (1.45%) SSL
5 4 (0.73%) TCP/IP
6 3 (0.55%) HTTP
6 3 (0.55%) SMTP
7 2 (0.36%) DHCP
7 2 (0.36%) FTP
7 2 (0.36%) IPsec
8 1 (0.18%) DVB
8 1 (0.18%) Extranet
8 1 (0.18%) Firewall
8 1 (0.18%) RS-232
8 1 (0.18%) RS-422
8 1 (0.18%) RS-485
8 1 (0.18%) SSH
8 1 (0.18%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 229 (41.64%) SQL Server
2 23 (4.18%) MongoDB
3 21 (3.82%) SQL Server 2008
4 20 (3.64%) Oracle Database
5 19 (3.45%) MySQL
6 18 (3.27%) Relational Database
6 18 (3.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 14 (2.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 12 (2.18%) GIS
8 12 (2.18%) SQL Server 2014
9 11 (2.00%) PostgreSQL
10 10 (1.82%) RDBMS
10 10 (1.82%) SQL Server 2012
11 9 (1.64%) NoSQL
12 8 (1.45%) Data Warehouse
12 8 (1.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 7 (1.27%) Apache Cassandra
13 7 (1.27%) QGIS
14 6 (1.09%) Oracle Database 10g
14 6 (1.09%) Spatial Data
Development Applications
1 83 (15.09%) Team Foundation Server
2 54 (9.82%) Visual Studio
3 36 (6.55%) SpecFlow
4 29 (5.27%) Git (software)
5 27 (4.91%) JIRA
6 24 (4.36%) TestComplete
7 21 (3.82%) Selenium
8 18 (3.27%) Jenkins
9 17 (3.09%) TeamCity
10 11 (2.00%) Subversion
11 8 (1.45%) Mercurial
12 7 (1.27%) Mocha
13 6 (1.09%) Gradle
13 6 (1.09%) NUnit
13 6 (1.09%) Octopus Deploy
13 6 (1.09%) Rational DOORS
14 5 (0.91%) ClearCase
15 4 (0.73%) Moq
15 4 (0.73%) Vagrant
16 3 (0.55%) Cucumber
General
1 57 (10.36%) Finance
2 22 (4.00%) Manufacturing
3 9 (1.64%) Local Government
4 8 (1.45%) Banking
4 8 (1.45%) Telecoms
5 7 (1.27%) Advertising
5 7 (1.27%) Electronics
5 7 (1.27%) Marketing
5 7 (1.27%) Retail
6 6 (1.09%) Billing
6 6 (1.09%) Games
7 5 (0.91%) Law
8 3 (0.55%) Back Office
9 2 (0.36%) Legal
9 2 (0.36%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.18%) Avionics
10 1 (0.18%) Mandarin Language
10 1 (0.18%) Military
10 1 (0.18%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 362 (65.82%) Developer
2 180 (32.73%) .NET Developer
3 115 (20.91%) C# Developer
4 79 (14.36%) C# .NET Developer
5 51 (9.27%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
6 46 (8.36%) ASP.NET Developer
6 46 (8.36%) Web Developer
7 42 (7.64%) SQL Developer
8 40 (7.27%) Architect
9 35 (6.36%) Analyst
10 33 (6.00%) C# ASP.NET Developer
11 32 (5.82%) Consultant
12 29 (5.27%) Senior Developer
13 25 (4.55%) CRM Developer
14 24 (4.36%) HTML Developer
15 23 (4.18%) Software Developer
16 22 (4.00%) Microsoft Developer
17 21 (3.82%) JavaScript Developer
17 21 (3.82%) Technical Architect
18 20 (3.64%) Dynamics CRM Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 202 (36.73%) ASP.NET
2 138 (25.09%) HTML
3 128 (23.27%) CSS
4 123 (22.36%) jQuery
5 96 (17.45%) .NET Framework
6 91 (16.55%) ASP.NET MVC
7 61 (11.09%) AngularJS
8 59 (10.73%) WCF
9 58 (10.55%) HTML5
10 56 (10.18%) Web Services
11 48 (8.73%) CSS3
12 47 (8.55%) XML
13 45 (8.18%) Entity Framework
14 44 (8.00%) ASP.NET Web API
15 26 (4.73%) WPF
16 23 (4.18%) ASP.NET Web Forms
17 22 (4.00%) JSON
17 22 (4.00%) Node.js
18 21 (3.82%) ASP.NET MVC 5
19 17 (3.09%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 19 (3.45%) User Experience
2 17 (3.09%) Mobile App
3 16 (2.91%) Digital Media
3 16 (2.91%) Virtual Team
4 14 (2.55%) Enterprise Software
5 10 (1.82%) Analytical Skills
5 10 (1.82%) Computer Science
6 8 (1.45%) iPad
6 8 (1.45%) Management Information System
6 8 (1.45%) NHS
7 7 (1.27%) Client/Server
8 6 (1.09%) N-Tier
8 6 (1.09%) PMI
8 6 (1.09%) Visualisation
9 5 (0.91%) Driving Licence
9 5 (0.91%) Social Media
10 4 (0.73%) Inversion of Control
11 3 (0.55%) Data Structures
12 2 (0.36%) FMCG
12 2 (0.36%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 80 (14.55%) Windows
2 25 (4.55%) Linux
3 13 (2.36%) Unix
3 13 (2.36%) Windows Server 2012
4 12 (2.18%) Windows Server
5 7 (1.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 6 (1.09%) Windows Mobile
7 5 (0.91%) Windows Server 2003
8 4 (0.73%) Android
8 4 (0.73%) Apple iOS
9 3 (0.55%) Windows Server 2008
10 2 (0.36%) AIX
10 2 (0.36%) CentOS
10 2 (0.36%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.18%) Embedded Linux
11 1 (0.18%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.18%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.18%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 220 (40.00%) MVC
2 204 (37.09%) Agile Software Development
3 106 (19.27%) TDD
3 106 (19.27%) Web Development
4 77 (14.00%) CRM
5 60 (10.91%) Scrum
6 58 (10.55%) Software Engineering
7 48 (8.73%) Continuous Integration
8 39 (7.09%) ERP
9 37 (6.73%) Test Automation
10 35 (6.36%) OO
11 34 (6.18%) Unit Testing
12 33 (6.00%) Migration
13 32 (5.82%) BDD
13 32 (5.82%) Code Coverage
13 32 (5.82%) DevOps
14 25 (4.55%) OOP
15 24 (4.36%) Automated Testing
16 22 (4.00%) E-Commerce
16 22 (4.00%) Front End Development
Programming Languages
1 324 (58.91%) C#
2 203 (36.91%) JavaScript
3 134 (24.36%) SQL
4 90 (16.36%) Java
5 38 (6.91%) PHP
6 36 (6.55%) VB.NET
7 33 (6.00%) T-SQL
8 29 (5.27%) PowerShell
9 28 (5.09%) VB
10 21 (3.82%) Python
11 15 (2.73%) C++
12 7 (1.27%) Bash Shell
12 7 (1.27%) FQL
12 7 (1.27%) VB6
13 6 (1.09%) PL/SQL
14 5 (0.91%) PHP 5
14 5 (0.91%) R
14 5 (0.91%) XAML
15 3 (0.55%) Ruby
15 3 (0.55%) VBA
Qualifications
1 44 (8.00%) Degree
2 23 (4.18%) Security Cleared
3 14 (2.55%) SC Cleared
4 11 (2.00%) BPSS Clearance
5 8 (1.45%) CCEA
5 8 (1.45%) Citrix Certification
5 8 (1.45%) Microsoft Certification
6 7 (1.27%) MCITP
6 7 (1.27%) MCTS
6 7 (1.27%) RHCE
7 6 (1.09%) PMI Certification
8 5 (0.91%) ISEB
9 4 (0.73%) ISTQB
10 3 (0.55%) AWS Certification
11 1 (0.18%) DBS Check
11 1 (0.18%) HND
11 1 (0.18%) MCP
11 1 (0.18%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (2.91%) QA
2 7 (1.27%) SLA
3 6 (1.09%) WCAG
4 2 (0.36%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.18%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.18%) IEC 61508
5 1 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 17 (3.09%) Active Directory
2 8 (1.45%) Docker
3 7 (1.27%) UAG
3 7 (1.27%) Virtual Desktop
4 5 (0.91%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (0.36%) Postfix
5 2 (0.36%) Sendmail
6 1 (0.18%) BitLocker
6 1 (0.18%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 14 (2.55%) Puppet
2 9 (1.64%) Opscode Chef
3 7 (1.27%) Red Hat Satellite
3 7 (1.27%) StatsD
4 2 (0.36%) BladeLogic
4 2 (0.36%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (0.36%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 2 (0.36%) Norton AntiVirus
4 2 (0.36%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 2 (0.36%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (0.18%) vRealize
Vendors
1 157 (28.55%) Microsoft
2 45 (8.18%) Oracle
3 21 (3.82%) Sitecore
4 15 (2.73%) Citrix
5 13 (2.36%) EPiServer
5 13 (2.36%) Google
5 13 (2.36%) SAP
6 7 (1.27%) Apigee
6 7 (1.27%) Brocade
6 7 (1.27%) Mashery
6 7 (1.27%) Red Hat
7 6 (1.09%) IBM
7 6 (1.09%) ServiceNow
7 6 (1.09%) Tableau
7 6 (1.09%) Twitter
7 6 (1.09%) VMware
8 5 (0.91%) Xamarin
9 4 (0.73%) Atlassian
9 4 (0.73%) Capita
10 3 (0.55%) Teradata
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