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 22 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft .NET (dotNet)
Rank 19 9 9
Rank change year-on-year
-10 0
Contract jobs citing .NET 254 313 256
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 6.92% 10.35% 10.87%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 30.79% 44.65% 41.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 160 194 137
Average daily rate
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£350 £330 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £615 £420 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.27% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 0 13
Average hourly rate £42.50 - £33.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.75 - £18.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.01 - £150.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £32.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -8.57%
.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
825 701 622
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 22.48% 23.18% 26.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 533 420 332
Average daily rate £375 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £227
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £419
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 9 31
Average hourly rate £42.50 £28.75 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+47.82% -4.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.03 £20.40 £13.61
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £44.40 £145.42
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -

.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 22 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 22 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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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 -8 112 £330 +1.53% 186
Cheshire -4 85 £445 +18.53% 83
Lancashire +2 28 £313 +1.62% 48
Merseyside -25 10 £293 +0.86% 37
Cumbria -4 8 £505 +30.32% 3
.NET
England

.NET
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 22 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.

1 314 (62.06%) C#
2 216 (42.69%) SQL Server
3 208 (41.11%) JavaScript
4 201 (39.72%) ASP.NET
5 170 (33.60%) Agile Software Development
6 167 (33.00%) MVC
6 167 (33.00%) SQL
7 152 (30.04%) HTML
8 129 (25.49%) Microsoft
9 128 (25.30%) CSS
10 105 (20.75%) jQuery
11 102 (20.16%) .NET Framework
12 86 (17.00%) Java
13 85 (16.80%) Visual Studio
14 81 (16.01%) ASP.NET MVC
15 78 (15.42%) Oracle
16 77 (15.22%) Web Services
17 76 (15.02%) WCF
18 67 (13.24%) XML
19 66 (13.04%) Scrum
20 55 (10.87%) TDD
20 55 (10.87%) Finance
21 53 (10.47%) Entity Framework
22 51 (10.08%) Unit Testing
22 51 (10.08%) OO
23 47 (9.29%) HTML5
23 47 (9.29%) AngularJS
24 46 (9.09%) Linux
25 43 (8.50%) Python
25 43 (8.50%) Windows

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

For the 6 months to 22 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 42 (8.30%) SharePoint
2 40 (7.91%) IIS
3 34 (6.72%) CMS
4 33 (6.52%) Umbraco
5 29 (5.73%) Node.js
6 14 (2.77%) BizTalk Server
7 12 (2.37%) SharePoint 2010
7 12 (2.37%) MQSeries
8 11 (2.17%) Apache
9 9 (1.78%) Tomcat
10 8 (1.58%) SharePoint 2013
11 7 (1.38%) Sitecore CMS
11 7 (1.38%) nginx
11 7 (1.38%) Jetty
11 7 (1.38%) WebSphere
12 6 (1.19%) CICS
13 5 (0.99%) Orchard CMS
13 5 (0.99%) Sitefinity
14 3 (0.59%) Elasticsearch
14 3 (0.59%) JBoss
Applications
1 38 (7.51%) MS Excel
2 6 (1.19%) Mingle
3 3 (0.59%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.20%) MS Project
4 1 (0.20%) InfoPath
4 1 (0.20%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 15 (2.96%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (1.98%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.59%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.20%) Oracle 11i
4 1 (0.20%) SAP HR
4 1 (0.20%) SAP FI
4 1 (0.20%) SAP CO
4 1 (0.20%) SAP FI/CO
4 1 (0.20%) SAP HCM
4 1 (0.20%) SAP FI-AP
Cloud Services
1 37 (7.31%) Amazon AWS
2 31 (6.13%) Cloud Computing
3 26 (5.14%) IaaS
4 9 (1.78%) SaaS
5 7 (1.38%) Google Cloud Platform
5 7 (1.38%) Amazon EC2
6 6 (1.19%) Microsoft Azure
6 6 (1.19%) Google App Engine
7 3 (0.59%) Office 365
7 3 (0.59%) PaaS
8 2 (0.40%) Google Analytics
9 1 (0.20%) Amazon ELB
9 1 (0.20%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 17 (3.36%) HTTP
2 16 (3.16%) Internet
3 9 (1.78%) DNS
4 8 (1.58%) SSL
5 7 (1.38%) IPsec
5 7 (1.38%) TCP/IP
5 7 (1.38%) DHCP
5 7 (1.38%) FTP
6 6 (1.19%) Intranet
7 4 (0.79%) Unified Communications
8 3 (0.59%) ATM
9 2 (0.40%) SSH
9 2 (0.40%) Extranet
9 2 (0.40%) SMTP
9 2 (0.40%) SNMP
10 1 (0.20%) GPRS
10 1 (0.20%) UMTS
10 1 (0.20%) SAN
10 1 (0.20%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 216 (42.69%) SQL Server
2 41 (8.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 36 (7.11%) Data Warehouse
4 33 (6.52%) Big Data
5 32 (6.32%) SQL Server 2008
6 31 (6.13%) Hadoop
7 28 (5.53%) MongoDB
8 27 (5.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 27 (5.34%) Oracle Database
9 23 (4.55%) Apache Cassandra
10 19 (3.75%) Relational Database
11 18 (3.56%) RavenDB
12 17 (3.36%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 17 (3.36%) SQL Server 2012
13 16 (3.16%) NoSQL
14 14 (2.77%) SQL Server 2005
14 14 (2.77%) RDBMS
15 13 (2.57%) Oracle Database 11g
16 11 (2.17%) MySQL
17 10 (1.98%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 85 (16.80%) Visual Studio
2 33 (6.52%) Team Foundation Server
3 32 (6.32%) Git (software)
4 23 (4.55%) JIRA
5 19 (3.75%) Subversion
6 9 (1.78%) Jenkins
6 9 (1.78%) ReSharper
7 8 (1.58%) NUnit
8 7 (1.38%) TeamCity
8 7 (1.38%) Selenium
9 5 (0.99%) SpecFlow
10 4 (0.79%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 4 (0.79%) JMeter
10 4 (0.79%) Octopus Deploy
11 3 (0.59%) PVCS
11 3 (0.59%) VSS/SourceSafe
11 3 (0.59%) WebSpeed
11 3 (0.59%) MSTest
12 2 (0.40%) MorphX
12 2 (0.40%) Oracle APEX
General
1 55 (10.87%) Finance
2 24 (4.74%) Telecoms
3 13 (2.57%) Retail
4 9 (1.78%) Banking
4 9 (1.78%) Back Office
4 9 (1.78%) Manufacturing
5 3 (0.59%) Publishing
5 3 (0.59%) Legal
6 1 (0.20%) Multimedia
6 1 (0.20%) Advertising
6 1 (0.20%) Retail Banking
6 1 (0.20%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 339 (67.00%) Developer
2 200 (39.53%) .NET Developer
3 64 (12.65%) C# Developer
4 44 (8.70%) C# .NET Developer
5 38 (7.51%) Architect
6 35 (6.92%) ASP.NET Developer
7 25 (4.94%) SQL Developer
7 25 (4.94%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 23 (4.55%) Technical Architect
9 22 (4.35%) Web Developer
10 21 (4.15%) Senior Developer
10 21 (4.15%) Analyst
11 14 (2.77%) Software Developer
12 12 (2.37%) .NET Team Leader
12 12 (2.37%) Team Leader
12 12 (2.37%) Senior .NET Developer
13 11 (2.17%) Digital Architect
13 11 (2.17%) Digital Technical Architect
13 11 (2.17%) Software Engineer
13 11 (2.17%) Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 201 (39.72%) ASP.NET
2 152 (30.04%) HTML
3 128 (25.30%) CSS
4 105 (20.75%) jQuery
5 102 (20.16%) .NET Framework
6 81 (16.01%) ASP.NET MVC
7 77 (15.22%) Web Services
8 76 (15.02%) WCF
9 67 (13.24%) XML
10 53 (10.47%) Entity Framework
11 47 (9.29%) HTML5
11 47 (9.29%) AngularJS
12 41 (8.10%) Ajax
13 39 (7.71%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 35 (6.92%) CSS3
14 35 (6.92%) LINQ
15 23 (4.55%) REST
16 19 (3.75%) WPF
17 18 (3.56%) JSON
18 17 (3.36%) ASP.NET MVC 4
Miscellaneous
1 34 (6.72%) Open Source
2 24 (4.74%) Visualisation
3 22 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
4 20 (3.95%) Management Information System
5 16 (3.16%) N-Tier
6 14 (2.77%) Enterprise Software
7 13 (2.57%) User Experience
7 13 (2.57%) Mobile App
8 11 (2.17%) NHS
9 10 (1.98%) Inversion of Control
10 9 (1.78%) Mainframe
11 7 (1.38%) Computer Science
12 6 (1.19%) IBM Mainframe
13 5 (0.99%) Data Structures
14 4 (0.79%) iSeries
15 3 (0.59%) Linked Data
15 3 (0.59%) Tandem
16 2 (0.40%) Social Network
16 2 (0.40%) Informatics
16 2 (0.40%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 46 (9.09%) Linux
2 43 (8.50%) Windows
3 31 (6.13%) UNIX
4 14 (2.77%) Apple iOS
4 14 (2.77%) Android
5 11 (2.17%) Windows Server 2012
6 7 (1.38%) Windows Mobile
7 2 (0.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (0.40%) Windows Phone
8 1 (0.20%) Windows CE
8 1 (0.20%) Windows Phone 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 170 (33.60%) Agile Software Development
2 167 (33.00%) MVC
3 66 (13.04%) Scrum
4 55 (10.87%) TDD
5 51 (10.08%) Unit Testing
5 51 (10.08%) OO
6 41 (8.10%) Continuous Integration
7 39 (7.71%) Mentoring
8 33 (6.52%) OOP
9 30 (5.93%) SOA
10 25 (4.94%) Software Engineering
11 23 (4.55%) CRM
11 23 (4.55%) Machine Learning
12 22 (4.35%) Web Development
13 21 (4.15%) ERP
14 19 (3.75%) OOD
15 17 (3.36%) Waterfall
15 17 (3.36%) Resource Management
15 17 (3.36%) Web Application Development
16 14 (2.77%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 314 (62.06%) C#
2 208 (41.11%) JavaScript
3 167 (33.00%) SQL
4 86 (17.00%) Java
5 43 (8.50%) Python
6 35 (6.92%) T-SQL
7 32 (6.32%) VB
8 30 (5.93%) Ruby
9 26 (5.14%) PL/SQL
10 24 (4.74%) R
11 22 (4.35%) VB.NET
12 16 (3.16%) PHP
13 13 (2.57%) C++
14 11 (2.17%) XPath
15 10 (1.98%) XQuery
16 9 (1.78%) PowerShell
17 6 (1.19%) C
17 6 (1.19%) VB6
18 4 (0.79%) Bash Shell
19 3 (0.59%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 37 (7.31%) Security Cleared
2 25 (4.94%) SC Cleared
3 21 (4.15%) Degree
4 5 (0.99%) DV Cleared
5 4 (0.79%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.20%) MCSE
6 1 (0.20%) ISEB
6 1 (0.20%) CCA
6 1 (0.20%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.20%) Oracle Certification
6 1 (0.20%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.20%) CCNA
6 1 (0.20%) CCDA
6 1 (0.20%) CCDP
6 1 (0.20%) MCPD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (1.98%) QA
2 5 (0.99%) HL7
3 2 (0.40%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (1.58%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (1.38%) Xen
3 2 (0.40%) LiteSpeed
4 1 (0.20%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.20%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (0.20%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.20%) UAG
Systems Management
1 31 (6.13%) Opscode Chef
2 23 (4.55%) StatsD
3 7 (1.38%) Puppet
4 3 (0.59%) Hyperic
4 3 (0.59%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.20%) Oozie
5 1 (0.20%) Ansible
5 1 (0.20%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (0.20%) SCCM
Vendors
1 129 (25.49%) Microsoft
2 78 (15.42%) Oracle
3 25 (4.94%) Teradata
4 23 (4.55%) Citrix
5 22 (4.35%) Tableau
6 21 (4.15%) Apigee
6 21 (4.15%) Mashery
7 14 (2.77%) Twitter
8 10 (1.98%) Google
8 10 (1.98%) IBM
9 9 (1.78%) VMware
9 9 (1.78%) SAP
10 8 (1.58%) Sitecore
10 8 (1.58%) Xamarin
11 7 (1.38%) JD Edwards
11 7 (1.38%) Cognos
12 3 (0.59%) Facebook
12 3 (0.59%) Syclo
12 3 (0.59%) PeopleSoft
12 3 (0.59%) Progress
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