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 27 August 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
27 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft .NET (dotNet)
Rank 24 9 7
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -2
Contract jobs citing .NET 265 319 337
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 6.31% 10.15% 11.62%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 25.73% 38.76% 39.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 201 195 195
Average daily rate
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£365 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.30% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £263 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £542 £415 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 4 7
Average hourly rate £40.00 £35.78 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.80% +8.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.46 £31.56 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £43.15 £47.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.00 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +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
1030 823 853
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 24.54% 26.19% 29.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 671 484 460
Average daily rate £388 £325 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.23% +4.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £270 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £463 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 13 19
Average hourly rate £40.00 £30.00 £31.56
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -4.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.33 £30.00 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £40.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.13 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+11.78% -

.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 27 August 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 27 August 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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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 -15 102 £325 - 165
Cheshire -11 80 £365 +12.30% 81
Lancashire +5 35 £458 +52.75% 30
Merseyside -15 22 £313 +0.80% 30
Cumbria -12 5 £365 - 3
.NET
England

.NET
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 August 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.

1 258 (49.90%) C#
2 228 (44.10%) JavaScript
3 194 (37.52%) Agile Software Development
4 190 (36.75%) ASP.NET
5 177 (34.24%) HTML
6 171 (33.08%) SQL Server
7 158 (30.56%) MVC
8 148 (28.63%) CSS
9 140 (27.08%) Java
9 140 (27.08%) SQL
10 127 (24.56%) Microsoft
11 116 (22.44%) jQuery
12 84 (16.25%) ASP.NET MVC
13 83 (16.05%) .NET Framework
13 83 (16.05%) AngularJS
14 77 (14.89%) Linux
15 76 (14.70%) Scrum
16 69 (13.35%) HTML5
17 66 (12.77%) Web Services
17 66 (12.77%) Python
18 64 (12.38%) Oracle
19 62 (11.99%) UNIX
19 62 (11.99%) TDD
20 61 (11.80%) WCF
20 61 (11.80%) Visual Studio
20 61 (11.80%) SharePoint
21 55 (10.64%) Windows
22 54 (10.44%) Team Foundation Server
23 51 (9.86%) Finance
24 47 (9.09%) CRM

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

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 61 (11.80%) SharePoint
2 47 (9.09%) IIS
3 41 (7.93%) CMS
4 40 (7.74%) Node.js
5 21 (4.06%) SharePoint 2010
5 21 (4.06%) Tomcat
6 20 (3.87%) Umbraco
7 16 (3.09%) Sitecore CMS
8 14 (2.71%) WebSphere
9 13 (2.51%) Jetty
9 13 (2.51%) Apache
9 13 (2.51%) nginx
9 13 (2.51%) SharePoint 2013
10 6 (1.16%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 4 (0.77%) Elasticsearch
11 4 (0.77%) BizTalk Server
12 3 (0.58%) JBoss
12 3 (0.58%) Sitefinity
13 2 (0.39%) LiveCycle
14 1 (0.19%) Confluence
Applications
1 38 (7.35%) MS Excel
2 9 (1.74%) MS Office
3 3 (0.58%) Photoshop
4 2 (0.39%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.19%) MS Project
5 1 (0.19%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.19%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 39 (7.54%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.97%) Dynamics AX
3 4 (0.77%) Dynamics NAV
4 3 (0.58%) Primavera
4 3 (0.58%) Teamcenter
5 2 (0.39%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (0.19%) SAP PLM
6 1 (0.19%) SAP HCM
6 1 (0.19%) SAP FI-AP
6 1 (0.19%) SAP CO
6 1 (0.19%) Visualfiles
6 1 (0.19%) SAP FI/CO
6 1 (0.19%) Oracle 11i
6 1 (0.19%) Tridion
6 1 (0.19%) SAP HR
6 1 (0.19%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 46 (8.90%) Amazon AWS
2 43 (8.32%) Cloud Computing
3 29 (5.61%) IaaS
4 16 (3.09%) Amazon EC2
5 13 (2.51%) Google App Engine
5 13 (2.51%) Google Cloud Platform
6 5 (0.97%) Microsoft Azure
6 5 (0.97%) SaaS
7 4 (0.77%) Amazon S3
7 4 (0.77%) GitHub
8 3 (0.58%) Amazon ELB
8 3 (0.58%) PaaS
9 2 (0.39%) Google Analytics
9 2 (0.39%) Office 365
10 1 (0.19%) Google Drive
10 1 (0.19%) Amazon SQS
10 1 (0.19%) CloudFront
10 1 (0.19%) Adobe Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 39 (7.54%) Internet
2 25 (4.84%) HTTP
3 15 (2.90%) DNS
4 13 (2.51%) IPsec
4 13 (2.51%) TCP/IP
4 13 (2.51%) DHCP
4 13 (2.51%) FTP
5 8 (1.55%) SSL
6 5 (0.97%) SMTP
7 4 (0.77%) Unified Communications
7 4 (0.77%) Converged Networks
8 3 (0.58%) Intranet
9 2 (0.39%) SSH
9 2 (0.39%) Extranet
9 2 (0.39%) SMS
9 2 (0.39%) SNMP
10 1 (0.19%) VPN
10 1 (0.19%) ATM
10 1 (0.19%) Firewall
10 1 (0.19%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 171 (33.08%) SQL Server
2 43 (8.32%) MongoDB
3 42 (8.12%) SQL Server 2008
3 42 (8.12%) Data Warehouse
4 36 (6.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 34 (6.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 32 (6.19%) Big Data
7 29 (5.61%) Hadoop
7 29 (5.61%) Apache Cassandra
8 21 (4.06%) Relational Database
9 19 (3.68%) NoSQL
10 18 (3.48%) MySQL
11 14 (2.71%) SQL Server 2012
12 13 (2.51%) RDBMS
13 12 (2.32%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 11 (2.13%) Oracle Reports
14 11 (2.13%) Oracle Database
15 9 (1.74%) SQL Server 2005
15 9 (1.74%) PostgreSQL
16 7 (1.35%) DTS
Development Applications
1 61 (11.80%) Visual Studio
2 54 (10.44%) Team Foundation Server
3 33 (6.38%) Git (software)
4 22 (4.26%) Jenkins
5 16 (3.09%) Subversion
5 16 (3.09%) JIRA
6 15 (2.90%) Selenium
7 12 (2.32%) SpecFlow
8 11 (2.13%) TeamCity
9 10 (1.93%) NUnit
10 8 (1.55%) Eclipse
11 7 (1.35%) Maven
11 7 (1.35%) Visual Studio Team System
12 6 (1.16%) Grunt
13 5 (0.97%) gulp
13 5 (0.97%) Bower
13 5 (0.97%) ReSharper
14 4 (0.77%) IntelliJ
14 4 (0.77%) JUnit
14 4 (0.77%) LoadRunner
General
1 51 (9.86%) Finance
2 11 (2.13%) Pharmaceutical
3 10 (1.93%) Telecoms
4 7 (1.35%) Manufacturing
5 6 (1.16%) Banking
6 5 (0.97%) Retail
6 5 (0.97%) Advertising
7 4 (0.77%) Marketing
8 2 (0.39%) Legal
8 2 (0.39%) Publishing
8 2 (0.39%) Games
8 2 (0.39%) Back Office
8 2 (0.39%) Electronics
9 1 (0.19%) Law
9 1 (0.19%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 324 (62.67%) Developer
2 140 (27.08%) .NET Developer
3 60 (11.61%) Architect
4 40 (7.74%) C# Developer
5 37 (7.16%) Web Developer
6 35 (6.77%) Technical Architect
7 30 (5.80%) ASP.NET Developer
8 29 (5.61%) Analyst
9 28 (5.42%) C# .NET Developer
10 27 (5.22%) CRM Developer
11 25 (4.84%) Dynamics CRM Developer
12 21 (4.06%) Front-End Developer
13 19 (3.68%) C# ASP.NET Developer
13 19 (3.68%) Consultant
14 16 (3.09%) Senior Developer
14 16 (3.09%) Java Developer
15 15 (2.90%) Software Developer
16 13 (2.51%) Solutions Architect
16 13 (2.51%) Front-End Web Developer
16 13 (2.51%) Digital Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 190 (36.75%) ASP.NET
2 177 (34.24%) HTML
3 148 (28.63%) CSS
4 116 (22.44%) jQuery
5 84 (16.25%) ASP.NET MVC
6 83 (16.05%) AngularJS
6 83 (16.05%) .NET Framework
7 69 (13.35%) HTML5
8 66 (12.77%) Web Services
9 61 (11.80%) WCF
10 40 (7.74%) XML
10 40 (7.74%) CSS3
11 39 (7.54%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 37 (7.16%) Entity Framework
13 36 (6.96%) ASP.NET Web API
14 30 (5.80%) Ajax
15 22 (4.26%) RESTful
16 21 (4.06%) JSON
17 20 (3.87%) J2EE
18 18 (3.48%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 44 (8.51%) Analytical Skills
2 29 (5.61%) Visualisation
3 18 (3.48%) Enterprise Software
4 15 (2.90%) User Experience
5 12 (2.32%) Management Information System
6 11 (2.13%) N-Tier
6 11 (2.13%) Mobile App
7 9 (1.74%) Computer Science
8 7 (1.35%) Inversion of Control
9 5 (0.97%) NHS
10 4 (0.77%) Data Integration
10 4 (0.77%) Data Structures
11 3 (0.58%) Tandem
12 2 (0.39%) Social Network
12 2 (0.39%) Social Media
12 2 (0.39%) DTV
12 2 (0.39%) Data Centre
13 1 (0.19%) Algorithms
13 1 (0.19%) Public Cloud
13 1 (0.19%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 77 (14.89%) Linux
2 62 (11.99%) UNIX
3 55 (10.64%) Windows
4 23 (4.45%) Mac OS X
5 13 (2.51%) Apple iOS
6 12 (2.32%) Android
7 7 (1.35%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (0.77%) Windows Server 2003
8 4 (0.77%) Windows Mobile
9 2 (0.39%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (0.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (0.39%) Windows CE
10 1 (0.19%) Windows Phone
10 1 (0.19%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 194 (37.52%) Agile Software Development
2 158 (30.56%) MVC
3 76 (14.70%) Scrum
4 62 (11.99%) TDD
5 47 (9.09%) CRM
5 47 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
6 40 (7.74%) Unit Testing
7 27 (5.22%) Machine Learning
8 26 (5.03%) OO
9 23 (4.45%) Open Source
10 22 (4.26%) SOA
11 21 (4.06%) BDD
12 20 (3.87%) Mentoring
12 20 (3.87%) OOP
13 19 (3.68%) DevOps
13 19 (3.68%) SDLC
14 18 (3.48%) Web Accessibility
14 18 (3.48%) ERP
14 18 (3.48%) Software Engineering
15 17 (3.29%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 258 (49.90%) C#
2 228 (44.10%) JavaScript
3 140 (27.08%) SQL
3 140 (27.08%) Java
4 66 (12.77%) Python
5 35 (6.77%) VB
6 34 (6.58%) Ruby
7 30 (5.80%) C++
8 28 (5.42%) R
9 25 (4.84%) VB.NET
10 23 (4.45%) T-SQL
11 22 (4.26%) TypeScript
12 20 (3.87%) PowerShell
13 19 (3.68%) PHP
14 13 (2.51%) PL/SQL
15 9 (1.74%) FQL
16 8 (1.55%) C
17 6 (1.16%) VBScript
18 4 (0.77%) VBA
19 3 (0.58%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 24 (4.64%) Security Cleared
2 22 (4.26%) Degree
3 10 (1.93%) SC Cleared
4 2 (0.39%) BC Cleared
4 2 (0.39%) DV Cleared
4 2 (0.39%) HND
4 2 (0.39%) ISEB
5 1 (0.19%) CCA
5 1 (0.19%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.19%) Oracle Certification
5 1 (0.19%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (0.19%) PMP
5 1 (0.19%) PMI Certification
5 1 (0.19%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.19%) MCPD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (2.13%) QA
2 3 (0.58%) HL7
3 2 (0.39%) SLA
4 1 (0.19%) GAAP
System Software
1 15 (2.90%) VMware Infrastructure
2 13 (2.51%) Active Directory
3 7 (1.35%) Xen
4 3 (0.58%) BitLocker
5 1 (0.19%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.19%) Docker
Systems Management
1 42 (8.12%) Opscode Chef
2 27 (5.22%) StatsD
3 13 (2.51%) Puppet
4 3 (0.58%) Hyperic
5 2 (0.39%) BladeLogic
6 1 (0.19%) SCCM
6 1 (0.19%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (0.19%) Oozie
6 1 (0.19%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 127 (24.56%) Microsoft
2 64 (12.38%) Oracle
3 29 (5.61%) Teradata
4 27 (5.22%) Citrix
4 27 (5.22%) Tableau
5 25 (4.84%) Apigee
5 25 (4.84%) Mashery
6 22 (4.26%) Sitecore
7 17 (3.29%) Google
8 15 (2.90%) VMware
9 11 (2.13%) Twitter
10 10 (1.93%) SAP
11 9 (1.74%) IBM
12 7 (1.35%) Cognos
12 7 (1.35%) Xamarin
13 5 (0.97%) Adobe
14 4 (0.77%) HP
14 4 (0.77%) JD Edwards
15 3 (0.58%) Remedy
15 3 (0.58%) Sybase
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