The first table below looks at the demand 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 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category for the North West region.

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 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft .NET (dotNet)
Rank 9 8 9
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +1
Contract jobs citing .NET 273 285 329
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 9.21% 10.85% 10.05%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 39.80% 38.31% 33.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 171 166 183
Average daily rate
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£325 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £425 £366
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 12
Average hourly rate £35.78 £31.50 £29.65
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.57% +6.23%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.40 £30.30 £16.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.16 £32.70 £43.27
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +9.67%
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
686 744 989
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 23.14% 28.33% 30.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 425 403 538
Average daily rate £325 £305 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.55% -6.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £247
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £321
% change year-on-year
+4.61% +1.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 16 36
Average hourly rate £28.75 £30.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.16% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.54 £13.61 £16.13
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £43.38
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
.NET
England

.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 July 2014.

.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 July 2014. 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 +3 157 £325 +8.33% 157
Cheshire -1 65 £325 +8.33% 76
Merseyside +3 20 £310 +3.33% 43
Lancashire -22 20 £323 +7.50% 25
Cumbria +1 2 £438 +2.21% 1
.NET
England

.NET
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, 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.

1 433 (70.75%) C#
2 291 (47.55%) ASP.NET
3 252 (41.18%) SQL Server
4 247 (40.36%) HTML
5 240 (39.22%) JavaScript
6 231 (37.75%) CSS
7 225 (36.76%) MVC
8 206 (33.66%) SQL
9 160 (26.14%) jQuery
10 124 (20.26%) Web Services
11 123 (20.10%) TDD
12 113 (18.46%) WCF
13 108 (17.65%) ASP.NET MVC
14 105 (17.16%) .NET Framework
15 104 (16.99%) Agile Software Development
16 97 (15.85%) Microsoft
17 96 (15.69%) HTML5
18 84 (13.73%) Visual Studio
19 82 (13.40%) WPF
20 81 (13.24%) SharePoint
21 77 (12.58%) Finance
22 75 (12.25%) Scrum
23 74 (12.09%) XML
24 72 (11.76%) T-SQL
24 72 (11.76%) SQL Server 2008
25 68 (11.11%) Windows
26 67 (10.95%) OO
27 62 (10.13%) VB.NET
28 60 (9.80%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
29 59 (9.64%) Team Foundation Server

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

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, 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 81 (13.24%) SharePoint
2 36 (5.88%) SharePoint 2010
3 31 (5.07%) CMS
4 28 (4.58%) IIS
5 21 (3.43%) Umbraco
6 17 (2.78%) SharePoint 2013
7 9 (1.47%) BizTalk Server
8 7 (1.14%) Sitecore CMS
8 7 (1.14%) Elasticsearch
8 7 (1.14%) Adobe CQ
8 7 (1.14%) Node.js
9 6 (0.98%) SharePoint Server
10 5 (0.82%) MQSeries
10 5 (0.82%) Tomcat
10 5 (0.82%) WebLogic
10 5 (0.82%) WebSphere
10 5 (0.82%) Escenic
11 4 (0.65%) NServiceBus
11 4 (0.65%) JCAPS
11 4 (0.65%) CICS
Applications
1 32 (5.23%) MS Excel
2 10 (1.63%) InfoPath
3 3 (0.49%) MS Project
3 3 (0.49%) MS Office
4 2 (0.33%) Fireworks
4 2 (0.33%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.16%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.16%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.16%) InDesign
5 1 (0.16%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.16%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.16%) PowerPivot
5 1 (0.16%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 17 (2.78%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (1.47%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.33%) Oracle 11i
4 1 (0.16%) Tridion
4 1 (0.16%) Oracle CRM
4 1 (0.16%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.16%) Agresso
4 1 (0.16%) Magento
4 1 (0.16%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.16%) Dynamics GP
4 1 (0.16%) GoldMine
Cloud Services
1 6 (0.98%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (0.65%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (0.49%) Office 365
4 2 (0.33%) SaaS
5 1 (0.16%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.16%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 16 (2.61%) Intranet
2 11 (1.80%) DNS
3 9 (1.47%) Internet
4 8 (1.31%) TCP/IP
5 6 (0.98%) LAN
6 5 (0.82%) SAN
7 4 (0.65%) IP Telephony
7 4 (0.65%) Wireless
7 4 (0.65%) WLAN
8 3 (0.49%) Firewall
9 2 (0.33%) SSL
9 2 (0.33%) WAN
9 2 (0.33%) SMTP
9 2 (0.33%) HTTP
10 1 (0.16%) SMS
10 1 (0.16%) LDAP
10 1 (0.16%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 252 (41.18%) SQL Server
2 72 (11.76%) SQL Server 2008
3 44 (7.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 33 (5.39%) SQL Server 2005
5 32 (5.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 15 (2.45%) SQL Server 2012
7 13 (2.12%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 11 (1.80%) MySQL
8 11 (1.80%) Data Warehouse
8 11 (1.80%) SQL Server 2000
9 10 (1.63%) Relational Database
9 10 (1.63%) RavenDB
9 10 (1.63%) Crystal Reports
10 9 (1.47%) Hadoop
10 9 (1.47%) Big Data
10 9 (1.47%) Oracle Database
11 7 (1.14%) MongoDB
12 6 (0.98%) NoSQL
13 5 (0.82%) DTS
13 5 (0.82%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 84 (13.73%) Visual Studio
2 59 (9.64%) Team Foundation Server
3 26 (4.25%) NUnit
4 17 (2.78%) Git (software)
5 14 (2.29%) ReSharper
6 13 (2.12%) Subversion
7 11 (1.80%) TeamCity
8 9 (1.47%) Moq
9 8 (1.31%) MSTest
9 8 (1.31%) Selenium
10 7 (1.14%) JIRA
10 7 (1.14%) SpecFlow
11 6 (0.98%) Mercurial
12 5 (0.82%) Cucumber
13 3 (0.49%) Oracle Forms
13 3 (0.49%) Ant
13 3 (0.49%) JUnit
13 3 (0.49%) XMLUnit
13 3 (0.49%) HttpUnit
14 2 (0.33%) MorphX
General
1 77 (12.58%) Finance
2 25 (4.08%) Retail
3 15 (2.45%) Banking
4 11 (1.80%) Marketing
5 10 (1.63%) Telecoms
6 7 (1.14%) Advertising
7 2 (0.33%) Retail Banking
7 2 (0.33%) Local Government
7 2 (0.33%) Back Office
7 2 (0.33%) Legal
7 2 (0.33%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.16%) Law
8 1 (0.16%) Games
8 1 (0.16%) Electronics
8 1 (0.16%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.16%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.16%) Portuguese Language
8 1 (0.16%) Spanish Language
8 1 (0.16%) Billing
Job Titles
1 493 (80.56%) Developer
2 253 (41.34%) .NET Developer
3 111 (18.14%) C# Developer
4 79 (12.91%) C# .NET Developer
5 60 (9.80%) ASP.NET Developer
6 56 (9.15%) Web Developer
7 37 (6.05%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 35 (5.72%) SharePoint Developer
9 33 (5.39%) Software Developer
10 26 (4.25%) Analyst
11 23 (3.76%) Front-End Developer
12 20 (3.27%) Senior Developer
13 18 (2.94%) SQL Developer
13 18 (2.94%) .NET Web Developer
14 15 (2.45%) C# Web Developer
14 15 (2.45%) Team Leader
15 13 (2.12%) Project Manager
15 13 (2.12%) VB.NET Developer
15 13 (2.12%) .NET Software Developer
16 12 (1.96%) Development Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 291 (47.55%) ASP.NET
2 247 (40.36%) HTML
3 231 (37.75%) CSS
4 160 (26.14%) jQuery
5 124 (20.26%) Web Services
6 113 (18.46%) WCF
7 108 (17.65%) ASP.NET MVC
8 105 (17.16%) .NET Framework
9 96 (15.69%) HTML5
10 82 (13.40%) WPF
11 74 (12.09%) XML
12 60 (9.80%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
13 53 (8.66%) LINQ
14 51 (8.33%) CSS3
15 48 (7.84%) Ajax
16 45 (7.35%) WinForms
17 38 (6.21%) ASP.NET Web Forms
18 32 (5.23%) Twitter Bootstrap
19 27 (4.41%) JSON
19 27 (4.41%) ASP.NET MVC 4
Miscellaneous
1 17 (2.78%) Inversion of Control
2 14 (2.29%) Computer Science
2 14 (2.29%) NHS
3 13 (2.12%) Clustering
4 12 (1.96%) Enterprise Software
4 12 (1.96%) N-Tier
5 11 (1.80%) Mobile App
6 9 (1.47%) RIA
7 5 (0.82%) W3C
7 5 (0.82%) Mainframe
7 5 (0.82%) Open Source
7 5 (0.82%) Social Media
7 5 (0.82%) Web 2.0
8 4 (0.65%) Kindle
8 4 (0.65%) IBM Mainframe
8 4 (0.65%) Fat Client
8 4 (0.65%) Thin Client
9 3 (0.49%) Replication
9 3 (0.49%) Online Banking
10 2 (0.33%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 68 (11.11%) Windows
2 17 (2.78%) Windows Server 2008
3 11 (1.80%) Windows Server 2003
4 10 (1.63%) Linux
5 7 (1.14%) UNIX
6 6 (0.98%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (0.65%) Apple iOS
8 3 (0.49%) Android
8 3 (0.49%) Windows 8
9 2 (0.33%) Windows Phone
9 2 (0.33%) Windows 7
9 2 (0.33%) Windows XP
10 1 (0.16%) MVS
10 1 (0.16%) Windows Phone 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 225 (36.76%) MVC
2 123 (20.10%) TDD
3 104 (16.99%) Agile Software Development
4 75 (12.25%) Scrum
5 67 (10.95%) OO
6 52 (8.50%) Web Development
7 47 (7.68%) Unit Testing
7 47 (7.68%) OOD
8 32 (5.23%) Continuous Integration
9 31 (5.07%) MVVM
10 26 (4.25%) CRM
11 24 (3.92%) Pair Programming
12 22 (3.59%) E-Commerce
13 21 (3.43%) Project Management
14 20 (3.27%) Business Intelligence
15 19 (3.10%) User Stories
16 18 (2.94%) OOP
16 18 (2.94%) Migration
17 17 (2.78%) Software Engineering
17 17 (2.78%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 433 (70.75%) C#
2 240 (39.22%) JavaScript
3 206 (33.66%) SQL
4 72 (11.76%) T-SQL
5 62 (10.13%) VB.NET
6 50 (8.17%) Java
7 39 (6.37%) VB
8 27 (4.41%) PowerShell
9 24 (3.92%) PL/SQL
10 19 (3.10%) C++
11 17 (2.78%) VB6
12 9 (1.47%) VBScript
13 8 (1.31%) C
14 7 (1.14%) PHP
15 5 (0.82%) VC++
15 5 (0.82%) Scala
15 5 (0.82%) Ruby
15 5 (0.82%) X++
16 4 (0.65%) XPath
16 4 (0.65%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 32 (5.23%) Degree
2 16 (2.61%) Microsoft Certification
3 12 (1.96%) MCSE
4 11 (1.80%) Security Cleared
5 10 (1.63%) MCTS
6 7 (1.14%) ISEB
6 7 (1.14%) MCITP
7 6 (0.98%) SC Cleared
8 5 (0.82%) CCNA
8 5 (0.82%) Cisco Certification
9 4 (0.65%) ISTQB
10 3 (0.49%) MCP
10 3 (0.49%) MCPD
11 2 (0.33%) CEH
11 2 (0.33%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 1 (0.16%) PMP
12 1 (0.16%) PMI Certification
12 1 (0.16%) RHCE
12 1 (0.16%) ITIL Certification
12 1 (0.16%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (1.63%) QA
2 9 (1.47%) ISO 9001
3 8 (1.31%) HL7
4 1 (0.16%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (1.96%) Active Directory
2 4 (0.65%) LiteSpeed
2 4 (0.65%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (0.49%) Varnish
4 1 (0.16%) Terminal Services
4 1 (0.16%) VMware ESX
4 1 (0.16%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (0.16%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 3 (0.49%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.16%) SCCM
Vendors
1 97 (15.85%) Microsoft
2 53 (8.66%) Oracle
3 24 (3.92%) Sybase
4 14 (2.29%) Twitter
5 9 (1.47%) Adobe
5 9 (1.47%) Telerik
5 9 (1.47%) Sitecore
6 7 (1.14%) IBM
6 7 (1.14%) VMware
7 6 (0.98%) Citrix
8 5 (0.82%) JBoss
9 4 (0.65%) Open Text
9 4 (0.65%) SAP
9 4 (0.65%) CommVault
9 4 (0.65%) Cisco
10 3 (0.49%) HP
10 3 (0.49%) JD Edwards
10 3 (0.49%) Zend
10 3 (0.49%) Xamarin
11 2 (0.33%) Vertica
Manchester
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £600 - £700 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Chassam Contract
Rate: From £250 to £350 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Rullion IT Plus
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
Greater Manchester
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
Manchester
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £300.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Mortimer Spinks
Posted: 11 hours ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 12 hours ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
NSK International Consultants Ltd
Rate: Up to £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Preston
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
North West
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: Yesterday
Preston
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Preston, Lancashire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £450 - £560 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £300 - £360 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester
Real Staffing
Rate: £350 - £500 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Altrincham, Cheshire
Roc Search
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Preston, Lancashire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £250 - £325 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
North West
Square One Resources
Rate: From £600 to £800 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 5 days ago