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 2 July 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
2 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft .NET (dotNet)
Rank 20 12 8
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -4
Contract jobs citing .NET 229 267 276
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 6.31% 8.71% 11.08%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 29.32% 39.79% 40.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 168 160 157
Average daily rate
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£340 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.61% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £286 £248 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £394 £426
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+0.74% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 2
Average hourly rate £42.50 £35.78 £31.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.78% +13.57%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £32.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -5.88%
.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
781 671 682
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 21.52% 21.90% 27.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 507 401 366
Average daily rate £370 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.84% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £506 £450 £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 8 19
Average hourly rate £40.00 £28.75 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+39.13% +15.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.16 £17.44 £13.61
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £56.50 £40.00 £77.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £34.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+17.64% -2.85%

.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 2 July 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 2 July 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 -15 93 £325 - 173
Cheshire +5 80 £400 +10.34% 87
Lancashire 0 18 £300 +11.11% 42
Merseyside -16 14 £300 -3.22% 33
Cumbria -12 6 £505 +15.42% 4
.NET
England

.NET
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 2 July 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.

1 267 (53.83%) C#
2 216 (43.55%) JavaScript
3 201 (40.52%) ASP.NET
4 183 (36.90%) Agile Software Development
5 179 (36.09%) SQL Server
6 163 (32.86%) MVC
7 143 (28.83%) HTML
8 141 (28.43%) SQL
9 130 (26.21%) Microsoft
10 124 (25.00%) CSS
11 114 (22.98%) jQuery
12 97 (19.56%) .NET Framework
13 91 (18.35%) Java
14 86 (17.34%) ASP.NET MVC
15 80 (16.13%) Scrum
16 75 (15.12%) WCF
17 71 (14.31%) Web Services
18 69 (13.91%) AngularJS
19 68 (13.71%) Oracle
19 68 (13.71%) Visual Studio
20 60 (12.10%) XML
21 57 (11.49%) Team Foundation Server
21 57 (11.49%) HTML5
22 54 (10.89%) Finance
23 53 (10.69%) TDD
24 50 (10.08%) Entity Framework
25 47 (9.48%) SharePoint
26 46 (9.27%) Windows
27 45 (9.07%) Continuous Integration
28 43 (8.67%) SQL Server Integration Services

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

For the 6 months to 2 July 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 47 (9.48%) SharePoint
2 41 (8.27%) IIS
3 37 (7.46%) Node.js
4 34 (6.85%) CMS
5 21 (4.23%) Umbraco
6 14 (2.82%) BizTalk Server
7 12 (2.42%) SharePoint 2010
7 12 (2.42%) MQSeries
8 10 (2.02%) Apache
8 10 (2.02%) Tomcat
8 10 (2.02%) Sitecore CMS
9 8 (1.61%) SharePoint 2013
10 7 (1.41%) WebSphere
10 7 (1.41%) Jetty
10 7 (1.41%) nginx
11 5 (1.01%) Sitefinity
12 4 (0.81%) Elasticsearch
13 3 (0.60%) JBoss
14 2 (0.40%) CICS
14 2 (0.40%) Confluence
Applications
1 39 (7.86%) MS Excel
2 4 (0.81%) Photoshop
3 3 (0.60%) MS Office
4 1 (0.20%) MS Project
4 1 (0.20%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (0.20%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.20%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 28 (5.65%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (1.61%) Dynamics AX
3 4 (0.81%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.20%) SAP HCM
4 1 (0.20%) SAP FI-AP
4 1 (0.20%) SAP HR
4 1 (0.20%) SAP FI
4 1 (0.20%) SAP FI/CO
4 1 (0.20%) SAP CO
Cloud Services
1 38 (7.66%) Amazon AWS
2 34 (6.85%) Cloud Computing
3 28 (5.65%) IaaS
4 8 (1.61%) Amazon EC2
4 8 (1.61%) SaaS
5 7 (1.41%) Google Cloud Platform
6 6 (1.21%) Microsoft Azure
6 6 (1.21%) Google App Engine
7 3 (0.60%) Amazon S3
7 3 (0.60%) Office 365
8 2 (0.40%) Google Analytics
8 2 (0.40%) Amazon ELB
8 2 (0.40%) PaaS
9 1 (0.20%) Amazon SQS
9 1 (0.20%) CloudFront
9 1 (0.20%) Google Drive
Communications & Networking
1 17 (3.43%) HTTP
2 15 (3.02%) Internet
3 9 (1.81%) DNS
4 8 (1.61%) SSL
5 7 (1.41%) IPsec
5 7 (1.41%) TCP/IP
5 7 (1.41%) DHCP
5 7 (1.41%) FTP
6 4 (0.81%) Intranet
6 4 (0.81%) Unified Communications
6 4 (0.81%) Converged Networks
7 2 (0.40%) SMTP
7 2 (0.40%) SSH
7 2 (0.40%) Extranet
7 2 (0.40%) SNMP
8 1 (0.20%) VPN
8 1 (0.20%) ATM
8 1 (0.20%) GPRS
8 1 (0.20%) UMTS
8 1 (0.20%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 179 (36.09%) SQL Server
2 43 (8.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 39 (7.86%) Data Warehouse
4 33 (6.65%) MongoDB
5 31 (6.25%) SQL Server 2008
5 31 (6.25%) Big Data
6 28 (5.65%) Hadoop
6 28 (5.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 26 (5.24%) Apache Cassandra
8 19 (3.83%) Relational Database
9 17 (3.43%) Oracle Database
10 13 (2.62%) SQL Server 2012
11 12 (2.42%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 12 (2.42%) RDBMS
12 11 (2.22%) MySQL
12 11 (2.22%) Oracle Reports
12 11 (2.22%) RavenDB
12 11 (2.22%) NoSQL
13 10 (2.02%) DTS
14 9 (1.81%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 68 (13.71%) Visual Studio
2 57 (11.49%) Team Foundation Server
3 30 (6.05%) Git (software)
4 23 (4.64%) JIRA
5 13 (2.62%) TeamCity
6 11 (2.22%) Subversion
6 11 (2.22%) SpecFlow
7 10 (2.02%) Selenium
8 9 (1.81%) ReSharper
8 9 (1.81%) Jenkins
9 7 (1.41%) NUnit
10 5 (1.01%) Octopus Deploy
11 4 (0.81%) JMeter
11 4 (0.81%) VSS/SourceSafe
11 4 (0.81%) TestComplete
12 3 (0.60%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 3 (0.60%) Visual Studio Team System
12 3 (0.60%) WebDriver
12 3 (0.60%) PVCS
12 3 (0.60%) WebSpeed
General
1 54 (10.89%) Finance
2 12 (2.42%) Telecoms
3 11 (2.22%) Retail
4 8 (1.61%) Banking
4 8 (1.61%) Manufacturing
5 7 (1.41%) Back Office
6 4 (0.81%) Pharmaceutical
7 3 (0.60%) Legal
8 1 (0.20%) Advertising
8 1 (0.20%) Publishing
8 1 (0.20%) Multimedia
8 1 (0.20%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.20%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 327 (65.93%) Developer
2 171 (34.48%) .NET Developer
3 51 (10.28%) C# Developer
4 45 (9.07%) Architect
5 40 (8.06%) C# .NET Developer
6 32 (6.45%) Web Developer
7 29 (5.85%) Technical Architect
7 29 (5.85%) ASP.NET Developer
8 22 (4.44%) Analyst
9 21 (4.23%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 18 (3.63%) CRM Developer
11 17 (3.43%) Dynamics CRM Developer
12 16 (3.23%) Front-End Developer
13 13 (2.62%) Senior Developer
13 13 (2.62%) SQL Developer
14 12 (2.42%) Team Leader
14 12 (2.42%) Software Developer
14 12 (2.42%) .NET Team Leader
15 11 (2.22%) Front-End Web Developer
15 11 (2.22%) Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 201 (40.52%) ASP.NET
2 143 (28.83%) HTML
3 124 (25.00%) CSS
4 114 (22.98%) jQuery
5 97 (19.56%) .NET Framework
6 86 (17.34%) ASP.NET MVC
7 75 (15.12%) WCF
8 71 (14.31%) Web Services
9 69 (13.91%) AngularJS
10 60 (12.10%) XML
11 57 (11.49%) HTML5
12 50 (10.08%) Entity Framework
13 42 (8.47%) CSS3
14 34 (6.85%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 33 (6.65%) Ajax
16 32 (6.45%) ASP.NET Web API
17 29 (5.85%) LINQ
18 21 (4.23%) RESTful
18 21 (4.23%) REST
18 21 (4.23%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 27 (5.44%) Visualisation
2 23 (4.64%) Analytical Skills
3 16 (3.23%) N-Tier
4 15 (3.02%) Management Information System
5 13 (2.62%) Enterprise Software
5 13 (2.62%) User Experience
6 10 (2.02%) Mobile App
7 8 (1.61%) Inversion of Control
7 8 (1.61%) Computer Science
8 5 (1.01%) NHS
8 5 (1.01%) Mainframe
8 5 (1.01%) Data Structures
9 4 (0.81%) iSeries
10 3 (0.60%) Tandem
11 2 (0.40%) Social Network
11 2 (0.40%) IBM Mainframe
11 2 (0.40%) Data Integration
11 2 (0.40%) Clustering
11 2 (0.40%) Data Centre
12 1 (0.20%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 46 (9.27%) Windows
2 40 (8.06%) Linux
3 30 (6.05%) UNIX
4 14 (2.82%) Apple iOS
5 13 (2.62%) Android
6 12 (2.42%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (0.60%) Windows Mobile
8 2 (0.40%) Windows Phone
8 2 (0.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.20%) Windows Phone 7
9 1 (0.20%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.20%) Windows CE
9 1 (0.20%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 183 (36.90%) Agile Software Development
2 163 (32.86%) MVC
3 80 (16.13%) Scrum
4 53 (10.69%) TDD
5 45 (9.07%) Continuous Integration
6 42 (8.47%) Unit Testing
7 38 (7.66%) OO
8 34 (6.85%) CRM
9 32 (6.45%) SDLC
10 31 (6.25%) OOP
11 28 (5.65%) Mentoring
12 26 (5.24%) Machine Learning
13 25 (5.04%) Open Source
14 24 (4.84%) Software Engineering
15 22 (4.44%) SOA
16 21 (4.23%) Web Development
17 18 (3.63%) ERP
18 17 (3.43%) Web Application Development
19 16 (3.23%) Resource Management
20 14 (2.82%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 267 (53.83%) C#
2 216 (43.55%) JavaScript
3 141 (28.43%) SQL
4 91 (18.35%) Java
5 39 (7.86%) Python
6 30 (6.05%) VB
7 27 (5.44%) R
8 26 (5.24%) T-SQL
9 20 (4.03%) TypeScript
10 19 (3.83%) Ruby
11 17 (3.43%) VB.NET
12 16 (3.23%) PL/SQL
13 14 (2.82%) PHP
14 10 (2.02%) XQuery
14 10 (2.02%) XPath
15 9 (1.81%) PowerShell
16 7 (1.41%) C++
17 5 (1.01%) C
17 5 (1.01%) VB6
18 4 (0.81%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 23 (4.64%) Security Cleared
2 21 (4.23%) Degree
3 14 (2.82%) SC Cleared
4 4 (0.81%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.20%) ISEB
5 1 (0.20%) CCA
5 1 (0.20%) Oracle Certification
5 1 (0.20%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (0.20%) PMP
5 1 (0.20%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (2.22%) QA
2 5 (1.01%) HL7
3 2 (0.40%) SLA
4 1 (0.20%) GAAP
System Software
1 8 (1.61%) Active Directory
1 8 (1.61%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (1.41%) Xen
3 1 (0.20%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.20%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 34 (6.85%) Opscode Chef
2 26 (5.24%) StatsD
3 7 (1.41%) Puppet
4 3 (0.60%) Hyperic
4 3 (0.60%) HP Quality Center
5 2 (0.40%) LiteSpeed
6 1 (0.20%) SCCM
6 1 (0.20%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (0.20%) Oozie
6 1 (0.20%) Ansible
Vendors
1 130 (26.21%) Microsoft
2 68 (13.71%) Oracle
3 28 (5.65%) Teradata
4 26 (5.24%) Citrix
4 26 (5.24%) Tableau
5 24 (4.84%) Apigee
5 24 (4.84%) Mashery
6 14 (2.82%) Sitecore
7 11 (2.22%) Twitter
8 10 (2.02%) Google
9 9 (1.81%) VMware
10 8 (1.61%) Xamarin
11 7 (1.41%) SAP
11 7 (1.41%) Cognos
12 6 (1.21%) IBM
12 6 (1.21%) JD Edwards
13 5 (1.01%) Adobe
14 3 (0.60%) Progress
14 3 (0.60%) Apple
14 3 (0.60%) ServiceNow
Liverpool, Merseyside
Yodel
Rate: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Great Benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
Cheshire
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: £300 - £340 per day + competitive
Posted: 3 hours ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Square One Resources
Posted: 5 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Pro-Quest Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £300 - £325 Per Day £300-325/day
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Rate: From £300 to £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Warrington
Real Staffing
Rate: £301 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Lancashire
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: £20000 - £23000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £200 - £300 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Uniting Ambition
Rate: £350 - 375 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Uniting Ambition
Rate: £350 - 375 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Warrington
Computer Futures
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Blackburn
Computer Futures
Rate: £250 - £350 per day + competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Stockport
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Uniting Ambition
Rate: £350 - 375 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Wigan
Computer Futures
Rate: £200 - £250 per day + competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
Chester
Computer Futures
Rate: £200 - £300 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
Greater Manchester
Pro-Quest Resourcing Ltd
Rate: 250-320 Per Day
Posted: 8 days ago
Lancaster
Computer Futures
Rate: £250 - £350 per day + competitive
Posted: 9 days ago
Cheshire
Computer Futures
Rate: £200 - £300 per day
Posted: 9 days ago