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 1 May 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.

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft .NET (dotNet)
Rank 22 20 8
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -12
Contract jobs citing .NET 277 276 337
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 6.88% 6.94% 10.82%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 27.26% 30.23% 46.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 198 161 191
Average daily rate £360 £339 £328
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.27% +3.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £600 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 10 2
Average hourly rate £27.50 £42.50 £90.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-35.29% -52.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £41.75 £50.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.50 £46.09 £130.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-7.14% -
.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
1016 913 723
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 25.25% 22.96% 23.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 691 576 431
Average daily rate £385 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.20% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £488 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 22 7
Average hourly rate £39.25 £42.50 £40.57
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.64% +4.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.80 £16.16 £40.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.13 £46.09 £140.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £37.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-5.40% +5.71%

.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 1 May 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 1 May 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 1 May 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
Cheshire 0 112 £375 -7.97% 42
Manchester -8 109 £363 +9.84% 158
Merseyside +14 24 £325 +8.33% 17
Lancashire -16 15 £275 -12.00% 18
.NET
England

.NET
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 1 May 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.

1 377 (62.42%) C#
2 271 (44.87%) SQL Server
3 231 (38.25%) JavaScript
4 220 (36.42%) ASP.NET
4 220 (36.42%) MVC
5 181 (29.97%) SQL
6 178 (29.47%) HTML
7 174 (28.81%) CSS
8 172 (28.48%) Agile Software Development
9 143 (23.68%) Microsoft
10 129 (21.36%) .NET Framework
11 122 (20.20%) Web Development
11 122 (20.20%) jQuery
12 107 (17.72%) Visual Studio
13 92 (15.23%) TDD
14 88 (14.57%) HTML5
15 86 (14.24%) Windows
16 81 (13.41%) XML
16 81 (13.41%) Team Foundation Server
17 77 (12.75%) Java
18 75 (12.42%) WCF
19 72 (11.92%) ASP.NET MVC
20 70 (11.59%) CRM
21 69 (11.42%) Finance
22 65 (10.76%) MS Excel
23 61 (10.10%) Web Services
24 58 (9.60%) SharePoint
24 58 (9.60%) Software Engineering
24 58 (9.60%) AngularJS
25 56 (9.27%) CSS3

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

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 58 (9.60%) SharePoint
2 36 (5.96%) IIS
3 32 (5.30%) CMS
4 23 (3.81%) SharePoint 2010
5 20 (3.31%) BizTalk Server
6 19 (3.15%) Node.js
7 13 (2.15%) Sitecore CMS
8 9 (1.49%) GeoServer
8 9 (1.49%) Tomcat
9 8 (1.32%) SharePoint 2013
10 7 (1.16%) Apache
10 7 (1.16%) Umbraco
11 5 (0.83%) EPiServer CMS
12 3 (0.50%) JBoss
12 3 (0.50%) MS Exchange
13 2 (0.33%) Exchange Server 2007
13 2 (0.33%) Exchange Server 2010
13 2 (0.33%) Exstream Dialogue
13 2 (0.33%) SharePoint Server
13 2 (0.33%) WebSphere
Applications
1 65 (10.76%) MS Excel
2 6 (0.99%) MS Office
3 2 (0.33%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 45 (7.45%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (1.49%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.50%) SAP SD
4 2 (0.33%) Exstream
4 2 (0.33%) Infor CRM
5 1 (0.17%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.17%) OpenText MBPM
5 1 (0.17%) Oracle 11i
5 1 (0.17%) SAP CRM
5 1 (0.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.17%) SAP R/3
5 1 (0.17%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 11 (1.82%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (1.66%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (1.49%) Cloud Computing
3 9 (1.49%) IaaS
4 8 (1.32%) Google Analytics
5 7 (1.16%) SaaS
6 4 (0.66%) Office 365
7 2 (0.33%) Amazon EC2
7 2 (0.33%) GitHub
7 2 (0.33%) Google App Engine
7 2 (0.33%) Google Cloud Platform
7 2 (0.33%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (3.15%) DNS
1 19 (3.15%) Internet
2 17 (2.81%) HTTP
2 17 (2.81%) Intranet
3 11 (1.82%) Network Security
4 8 (1.32%) TCP/IP
5 4 (0.66%) SSL
6 3 (0.50%) Firewall
6 3 (0.50%) SMTP
7 2 (0.33%) DHCP
7 2 (0.33%) Extranet
7 2 (0.33%) FTP
7 2 (0.33%) IPsec
8 1 (0.17%) DVB
8 1 (0.17%) HTTPS
8 1 (0.17%) Multicast
8 1 (0.17%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 271 (44.87%) SQL Server
2 44 (7.28%) SQL Server 2008
3 34 (5.63%) SQL Server 2012
4 23 (3.81%) Oracle Database
5 21 (3.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 19 (3.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 15 (2.48%) MongoDB
8 14 (2.32%) MySQL
9 12 (1.99%) Relational Database
9 12 (1.99%) SQL Server 2014
9 12 (1.99%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 11 (1.82%) GIS
11 10 (1.66%) SQL Server 2005
12 8 (1.32%) Data Warehouse
13 7 (1.16%) Apache Cassandra
13 7 (1.16%) QGIS
14 6 (0.99%) PostgreSQL
15 5 (0.83%) Crystal Reports
15 5 (0.83%) Microsoft Analysis Services
15 5 (0.83%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 107 (17.72%) Visual Studio
2 81 (13.41%) Team Foundation Server
3 41 (6.79%) Git (software)
4 31 (5.13%) SpecFlow
5 27 (4.47%) Subversion
6 20 (3.31%) Selenium
7 19 (3.15%) JIRA
8 18 (2.98%) TeamCity
9 16 (2.65%) TestComplete
10 11 (1.82%) Jenkins
11 10 (1.66%) NUnit
12 9 (1.49%) ClearCase
13 8 (1.32%) Moq
14 7 (1.16%) MSI
14 7 (1.16%) MSTest
15 6 (0.99%) Mercurial
15 6 (0.99%) WiX
16 5 (0.83%) Grunt
16 5 (0.83%) Rational DOORS
16 5 (0.83%) YouTrack
General
1 69 (11.42%) Finance
2 16 (2.65%) Games
3 10 (1.66%) Advertising
3 10 (1.66%) Local Government
4 8 (1.32%) Manufacturing
5 7 (1.16%) Banking
6 6 (0.99%) Billing
6 6 (0.99%) Retail
7 5 (0.83%) Law
8 3 (0.50%) Back Office
8 3 (0.50%) Telecoms
9 2 (0.33%) Avionics
9 2 (0.33%) Electronics
9 2 (0.33%) Legal
9 2 (0.33%) Marketing
9 2 (0.33%) Military
9 2 (0.33%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.17%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 410 (67.88%) Developer
2 209 (34.60%) .NET Developer
3 153 (25.33%) C# Developer
4 103 (17.05%) C# .NET Developer
5 50 (8.28%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
6 45 (7.45%) SQL Developer
6 45 (7.45%) Web Developer
7 44 (7.28%) Analyst
8 42 (6.95%) ASP.NET Developer
9 39 (6.46%) Software Developer
10 38 (6.29%) Architect
11 27 (4.47%) C# ASP.NET Developer
11 27 (4.47%) HTML Developer
12 25 (4.14%) Consultant
12 25 (4.14%) Senior Developer
13 24 (3.97%) Applications Developer
13 24 (3.97%) Technical Architect
14 22 (3.64%) CRM Developer
14 22 (3.64%) JavaScript Developer
15 21 (3.48%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 220 (36.42%) ASP.NET
2 178 (29.47%) HTML
3 174 (28.81%) CSS
4 129 (21.36%) .NET Framework
5 122 (20.20%) jQuery
6 88 (14.57%) HTML5
7 81 (13.41%) XML
8 75 (12.42%) WCF
9 72 (11.92%) ASP.NET MVC
10 61 (10.10%) Web Services
11 58 (9.60%) AngularJS
12 56 (9.27%) CSS3
13 55 (9.11%) Entity Framework
14 45 (7.45%) ASP.NET Web API
15 42 (6.95%) JSON
16 28 (4.64%) SOAP
17 26 (4.30%) ASP.NET MVC 5
17 26 (4.30%) WPF
18 21 (3.48%) Ajax
18 21 (3.48%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 28 (4.64%) User Experience
2 21 (3.48%) Visualisation
3 20 (3.31%) Mobile App
4 16 (2.65%) Computer Science
4 16 (2.65%) Enterprise Software
4 16 (2.65%) NHS
5 12 (1.99%) Analytical Skills
5 12 (1.99%) Digital Media
6 9 (1.49%) N-Tier
7 8 (1.32%) Management Information System
8 7 (1.16%) Client/Server
9 6 (0.99%) Replication
10 5 (0.83%) Driving Licence
10 5 (0.83%) iPad
10 5 (0.83%) Social Media
11 4 (0.66%) Data Structures
12 2 (0.33%) Blackberry
12 2 (0.33%) Data Centre
12 2 (0.33%) DTV
12 2 (0.33%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 86 (14.24%) Windows
2 39 (6.46%) Linux
3 32 (5.30%) Unix
4 23 (3.81%) Windows Server 2012
5 21 (3.48%) Windows Server
6 16 (2.65%) Mac OS X
6 16 (2.65%) Windows Server 2003
7 13 (2.15%) Apple iOS
8 12 (1.99%) Android
8 12 (1.99%) Windows 7
9 7 (1.16%) Windows Server 2008
10 5 (0.83%) Windows Mobile
11 3 (0.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 3 (0.50%) Ubuntu
12 2 (0.33%) AIX
12 2 (0.33%) CentOS
13 1 (0.17%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 220 (36.42%) MVC
2 172 (28.48%) Agile Software Development
3 122 (20.20%) Web Development
4 92 (15.23%) TDD
5 70 (11.59%) CRM
6 58 (9.60%) Software Engineering
7 52 (8.61%) OO
8 50 (8.28%) Scrum
9 49 (8.11%) Continuous Integration
10 41 (6.79%) Unit Testing
11 40 (6.62%) OOP
12 39 (6.46%) Migration
13 38 (6.29%) Front End Development
14 35 (5.79%) ERP
15 31 (5.13%) Automated Testing
15 31 (5.13%) BDD
16 26 (4.30%) Web Design
17 25 (4.14%) E-Commerce
17 25 (4.14%) Test Automation
18 23 (3.81%) Translating Business Requirements
Programming Languages
1 377 (62.42%) C#
2 231 (38.25%) JavaScript
3 181 (29.97%) SQL
4 77 (12.75%) Java
5 56 (9.27%) T-SQL
6 55 (9.11%) VB.NET
7 37 (6.13%) Python
8 34 (5.63%) PHP
8 34 (5.63%) PowerShell
9 30 (4.97%) C++
10 29 (4.80%) VB
11 21 (3.48%) XAML
12 19 (3.15%) Ruby
13 17 (2.81%) Scala
14 10 (1.66%) VBScript
15 8 (1.32%) VB6
16 7 (1.16%) FQL
17 6 (0.99%) PL/SQL
17 6 (0.99%) XPath
18 5 (0.83%) PHP 5
Qualifications
1 46 (7.62%) Degree
2 23 (3.81%) Security Cleared
3 14 (2.32%) SC Cleared
4 11 (1.82%) BPSS Clearance
5 6 (0.99%) CCEA
5 6 (0.99%) Citrix Certification
6 5 (0.83%) ISEB
6 5 (0.83%) Microsoft Certification
7 4 (0.66%) HND
7 4 (0.66%) ISTQB
8 3 (0.50%) MCITP
8 3 (0.50%) MCTS
8 3 (0.50%) RHCE
9 2 (0.33%) PMI Certification
10 1 (0.17%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (2.98%) QA
2 11 (1.82%) WCAG
3 7 (1.16%) SLA
4 2 (0.33%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.17%) Data Quality
System Software
1 21 (3.48%) Active Directory
2 5 (0.83%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (0.66%) Docker
4 3 (0.50%) UAG
5 2 (0.33%) Postfix
5 2 (0.33%) Sendmail
6 1 (0.17%) BitLocker
6 1 (0.17%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 9 (1.49%) Opscode Chef
2 8 (1.32%) Puppet
3 7 (1.16%) StatsD
4 4 (0.66%) WebSphere Cast Iron
5 3 (0.50%) HP Quality Center
5 3 (0.50%) Red Hat Satellite
6 2 (0.33%) BladeLogic
6 2 (0.33%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 2 (0.33%) Norton AntiVirus
6 2 (0.33%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 1 (0.17%) SCCM
7 1 (0.17%) ThinApp
7 1 (0.17%) vRealize
Vendors
1 143 (23.68%) Microsoft
2 48 (7.95%) Oracle
3 25 (4.14%) EPiServer
4 24 (3.97%) Telerik
5 15 (2.48%) Sitecore
6 13 (2.15%) Citrix
6 13 (2.15%) Google
7 12 (1.99%) SAP
8 8 (1.32%) IBM
9 7 (1.16%) Apigee
9 7 (1.16%) HP
9 7 (1.16%) Mashery
9 7 (1.16%) Tableau
9 7 (1.16%) Xamarin
10 6 (0.99%) Salesforce.com
10 6 (0.99%) ServiceNow
10 6 (0.99%) VMware
11 5 (0.83%) Capita
11 5 (0.83%) DevExpress
12 4 (0.66%) Appcelerator
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