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 4 March 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
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft .NET (dotNet)
Rank 20 8 7
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -1
Contract jobs citing .NET 243 307 255
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 7.05% 11.16% 10.69%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 29.53% 40.39% 40.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 163 148 141
Average daily rate
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£325 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £255 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £390 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 10 3
Average hourly rate £46.00 £33.00 £29.96
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+39.39% +10.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.20 £20.15 £21.99
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.07 £53.15 £33.99
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £34.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-4.41% -2.85%
.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
823 760 636
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 23.88% 27.62% 26.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 528 420 349
Average daily rate £350 £350 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +12.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £260 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 21 14
Average hourly rate £27.50 £40.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-31.25% +100.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.45 £21.00 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.08 £47.80 £29.97
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £33.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.57% -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 4 March 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 4 March 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 -8 122 £325 -7.14% 220
Cheshire -13 66 £300 -7.69% 107
Lancashire -1 30 £300 -5.51% 21
Merseyside -15 14 £400 +39.13% 43
Cumbria -13 2 - - 2
.NET
England

.NET
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 4 March 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.

1 342 (66.67%) C#
2 244 (47.56%) SQL Server
3 221 (43.08%) ASP.NET
4 192 (37.43%) JavaScript
5 184 (35.87%) HTML
6 172 (33.53%) MVC
7 170 (33.14%) SQL
8 165 (32.16%) CSS
9 148 (28.85%) Agile Software Development
10 134 (26.12%) Microsoft
11 114 (22.22%) jQuery
12 99 (19.30%) Visual Studio
13 97 (18.91%) .NET Framework
14 94 (18.32%) ASP.NET MVC
15 92 (17.93%) Web Services
16 86 (16.76%) XML
17 66 (12.87%) HTML5
18 64 (12.48%) TDD
18 64 (12.48%) OO
19 63 (12.28%) Finance
20 60 (11.70%) Java
21 59 (11.50%) WCF
22 58 (11.31%) CSS3
23 55 (10.72%) SQL Server 2008
24 54 (10.53%) T-SQL
25 52 (10.14%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
26 50 (9.75%) Windows
27 47 (9.16%) Ajax
28 44 (8.58%) Scrum
29 43 (8.38%) IIS

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

For the 6 months to 4 March 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 43 (8.38%) IIS
2 36 (7.02%) SharePoint
3 29 (5.65%) Umbraco
4 23 (4.48%) CMS
5 16 (3.12%) Apache
5 16 (3.12%) BizTalk Server
6 13 (2.53%) SharePoint 2010
6 13 (2.53%) MQSeries
7 10 (1.95%) Tomcat
7 10 (1.95%) SharePoint 2013
8 9 (1.75%) WebSphere
8 9 (1.75%) Jetty
8 9 (1.75%) nginx
9 8 (1.56%) CICS
9 8 (1.56%) Orchard CMS
10 5 (0.97%) Apache Spark
10 5 (0.97%) Apache Solr
10 5 (0.97%) Node.js
11 3 (0.58%) Sitefinity
11 3 (0.58%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 43 (8.38%) MS Excel
2 9 (1.75%) Mingle
3 2 (0.39%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.39%) InfoPath
3 2 (0.39%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 1 (0.19%) PowerPivot
4 1 (0.19%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 18 (3.51%) Dynamics AX
2 7 (1.36%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.19%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.19%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.19%) Google Analytics
3 1 (0.19%) Oracle 11i
Cloud Services
1 8 (1.56%) SaaS
2 6 (1.17%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (1.17%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (0.97%) Google Cloud Platform
3 5 (0.97%) Amazon EC2
3 5 (0.97%) Cloud Computing
4 4 (0.78%) Google App Engine
5 3 (0.58%) Office 365
6 2 (0.39%) IaaS
7 1 (0.19%) Amazon ELB
7 1 (0.19%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.19%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (3.70%) HTTP
2 11 (2.14%) TCP/IP
3 9 (1.75%) Internet
4 8 (1.56%) SSL
5 7 (1.36%) DNS
6 6 (1.17%) Intranet
7 5 (0.97%) IPsec
7 5 (0.97%) DHCP
7 5 (0.97%) FTP
8 2 (0.39%) ATM
8 2 (0.39%) CTI
9 1 (0.19%) AMQP
9 1 (0.19%) LDAP
9 1 (0.19%) GPRS
9 1 (0.19%) UMTS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 244 (47.56%) SQL Server
2 55 (10.72%) SQL Server 2008
3 33 (6.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 24 (4.68%) SQL Server 2005
5 22 (4.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 21 (4.09%) Oracle Database
7 20 (3.90%) RavenDB
8 19 (3.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 17 (3.31%) SQL Server 2012
10 12 (2.34%) Oracle Database 11g
11 11 (2.14%) NoSQL
11 11 (2.14%) DB2
11 11 (2.14%) Data Warehouse
12 10 (1.95%) Relational Database
13 9 (1.75%) Big Data
14 7 (1.36%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 7 (1.36%) MySQL
15 6 (1.17%) RDBMS
15 6 (1.17%) Hadoop
16 5 (0.97%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 99 (19.30%) Visual Studio
2 37 (7.21%) Team Foundation Server
3 24 (4.68%) Git (software)
4 18 (3.51%) Subversion
5 13 (2.53%) JIRA
6 12 (2.34%) Jenkins
7 9 (1.75%) NUnit
8 7 (1.36%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 7 (1.36%) ReSharper
9 5 (0.97%) Appcelerator Titanium
9 5 (0.97%) Selenium
9 5 (0.97%) JMeter
10 4 (0.78%) Toad
10 4 (0.78%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 4 (0.78%) Xcode
10 4 (0.78%) TeamCity
10 4 (0.78%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 4 (0.78%) MorphX
11 3 (0.58%) MSTest
11 3 (0.58%) WebSpeed
General
1 63 (12.28%) Finance
2 28 (5.46%) Retail
3 22 (4.29%) Telecoms
4 12 (2.34%) Banking
5 11 (2.14%) Back Office
6 9 (1.75%) Manufacturing
7 5 (0.97%) Advertising
8 4 (0.78%) Legal
8 4 (0.78%) Marketing
9 3 (0.58%) Retail Banking
9 3 (0.58%) Publishing
10 1 (0.19%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.19%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.19%) Electronics
10 1 (0.19%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 359 (69.98%) Developer
2 188 (36.65%) .NET Developer
3 78 (15.20%) C# Developer
4 55 (10.72%) C# .NET Developer
5 41 (7.99%) ASP.NET Developer
6 29 (5.65%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 28 (5.46%) Web Developer
8 26 (5.07%) Senior Developer
9 24 (4.68%) Architect
9 24 (4.68%) SQL Developer
10 23 (4.48%) Analyst
11 19 (3.70%) Designer
12 18 (3.51%) Software Developer
13 14 (2.73%) UI Designer
14 11 (2.14%) Mobile Developer
14 11 (2.14%) Senior .NET Developer
14 11 (2.14%) Consultant
14 11 (2.14%) Applications Developer
15 10 (1.95%) .NET Web Developer
15 10 (1.95%) Senior C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 221 (43.08%) ASP.NET
2 184 (35.87%) HTML
3 165 (32.16%) CSS
4 114 (22.22%) jQuery
5 97 (18.91%) .NET Framework
6 94 (18.32%) ASP.NET MVC
7 92 (17.93%) Web Services
8 86 (16.76%) XML
9 66 (12.87%) HTML5
10 59 (11.50%) WCF
11 58 (11.31%) CSS3
12 52 (10.14%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
13 47 (9.16%) Ajax
14 41 (7.99%) LINQ
15 38 (7.41%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 31 (6.04%) REST
17 30 (5.85%) AngularJS
18 23 (4.48%) JSON
18 23 (4.48%) XSLT
19 21 (4.09%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 23 (4.48%) Analytical Skills
2 21 (4.09%) Open Source
3 19 (3.70%) Mobile App
4 18 (3.51%) NHS
5 16 (3.12%) Management Information System
5 16 (3.12%) N-Tier
6 13 (2.53%) Computer Science
7 12 (2.34%) Mainframe
8 8 (1.56%) IBM Mainframe
8 8 (1.56%) User Experience
9 6 (1.17%) Data Structures
9 6 (1.17%) Algorithms
10 5 (0.97%) Enterprise Software
10 5 (0.97%) Linked Data
11 4 (0.78%) Clustering
11 4 (0.78%) Inversion of Control
11 4 (0.78%) iSeries
11 4 (0.78%) Data Extraction
11 4 (0.78%) Informatics
12 3 (0.58%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 50 (9.75%) Windows
2 25 (4.87%) Linux
3 22 (4.29%) Apple iOS
4 18 (3.51%) Android
5 10 (1.95%) Windows Server 2012
6 9 (1.75%) Windows Server 2008
7 6 (1.17%) UNIX
7 6 (1.17%) Windows Mobile
7 6 (1.17%) Windows Phone
8 5 (0.97%) Windows 7
9 2 (0.39%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.19%) Windows Phone 7
10 1 (0.19%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 172 (33.53%) MVC
2 148 (28.85%) Agile Software Development
3 64 (12.48%) TDD
3 64 (12.48%) OO
4 44 (8.58%) Scrum
5 42 (8.19%) SOA
6 39 (7.60%) Unit Testing
7 35 (6.82%) Continuous Integration
8 33 (6.43%) Web Development
8 33 (6.43%) Mentoring
9 29 (5.65%) Software Engineering
10 23 (4.48%) ERP
11 21 (4.09%) OOD
12 19 (3.70%) OOP
13 17 (3.31%) Migration
14 16 (3.12%) E-Commerce
15 15 (2.92%) iOS Development
16 14 (2.73%) Project Management
16 14 (2.73%) BDD
16 14 (2.73%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 342 (66.67%) C#
2 192 (37.43%) JavaScript
3 170 (33.14%) SQL
4 60 (11.70%) Java
5 54 (10.53%) T-SQL
6 21 (4.09%) PL/SQL
6 21 (4.09%) VB.NET
7 20 (3.90%) Ruby
8 19 (3.70%) XPath
9 18 (3.51%) VB
10 13 (2.53%) PHP
11 10 (1.95%) C++
11 10 (1.95%) Objective-C
12 9 (1.75%) XQuery
13 8 (1.56%) Python
14 7 (1.36%) VB6
14 7 (1.36%) PowerShell
15 6 (1.17%) C
15 6 (1.17%) X++
16 5 (0.97%) XAML
Qualifications
1 32 (6.24%) Degree
2 31 (6.04%) Security Cleared
3 21 (4.09%) SC Cleared
4 8 (1.56%) Microsoft Certification
4 8 (1.56%) VCP4
5 4 (0.78%) DV Cleared
6 3 (0.58%) MCSE
7 2 (0.39%) CCNA
7 2 (0.39%) CCDA
7 2 (0.39%) CCDP
7 2 (0.39%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (0.39%) MCITP
8 1 (0.19%) MCTS
8 1 (0.19%) MCPD
8 1 (0.19%) MCDBA
8 1 (0.19%) MCP
8 1 (0.19%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (1.36%) QA
2 4 (0.78%) HL7
3 1 (0.19%) SLA
3 1 (0.19%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 5 (0.97%) Xen
2 4 (0.78%) Active Directory
2 4 (0.78%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.39%) UAG
3 2 (0.39%) LiteSpeed
4 1 (0.19%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 6 (1.17%) Puppet
2 3 (0.58%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (0.39%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.19%) Ansible
Vendors
1 134 (26.12%) Microsoft
2 39 (7.60%) Oracle
3 14 (2.73%) IBM
4 12 (2.34%) SAP
4 12 (2.34%) Google
5 11 (2.14%) Xamarin
5 11 (2.14%) JD Edwards
6 10 (1.95%) Telerik
7 5 (0.97%) Kony
7 5 (0.97%) Northgate
7 5 (0.97%) VMware
8 4 (0.78%) Appcelerator
8 4 (0.78%) Twitter
9 3 (0.58%) Atlassian
9 3 (0.58%) Sitecore
9 3 (0.58%) Sculptor
9 3 (0.58%) PeopleSoft
9 3 (0.58%) Adobe
9 3 (0.58%) Progress
10 2 (0.39%) Siebel
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