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 29 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
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft .NET (dotNet)
Rank 25 9 8
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -1
Contract jobs citing .NET 231 286 286
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 5.98% 9.42% 10.71%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 27.66% 39.61% 36.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 174 179 166
Average daily rate
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£350 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £558 £411 £405
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £333 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +2.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 3 4
Average hourly rate £42.50 £31.56 £24.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+34.68% +27.49%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.25 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+12.66% +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
835 722 774
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 21.60% 23.77% 28.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 543 442 416
Average daily rate £370 £325 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.84% +4.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £450 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 10 18
Average hourly rate £40.00 £30.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.16 £28.75 £13.61
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £56.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +2.94%

.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 29 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 29 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 -16 101 £325 - 162
Cheshire -1 78 £365 +12.30% 75
Lancashire +2 14 £425 +13.33% 48
Merseyside -20 13 £313 +0.80% 32
Cumbria -13 9 £365 -16.57% 4
.NET
England

.NET
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 29 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.

1 252 (49.80%) C#
2 214 (42.29%) JavaScript
3 192 (37.94%) ASP.NET
4 181 (35.77%) Agile Software Development
5 171 (33.79%) SQL Server
6 158 (31.23%) MVC
7 153 (30.24%) HTML
8 141 (27.87%) SQL
9 127 (25.10%) CSS
10 124 (24.51%) Microsoft
11 115 (22.73%) jQuery
12 107 (21.15%) Java
13 91 (17.98%) .NET Framework
14 87 (17.19%) ASP.NET MVC
15 83 (16.40%) Scrum
16 77 (15.22%) AngularJS
17 69 (13.64%) Oracle
18 61 (12.06%) Web Services
19 60 (11.86%) Visual Studio
20 59 (11.66%) HTML5
21 57 (11.26%) WCF
21 57 (11.26%) TDD
22 53 (10.47%) Finance
23 52 (10.28%) SharePoint
24 49 (9.68%) Team Foundation Server
25 48 (9.49%) XML
25 48 (9.49%) Linux
26 45 (8.89%) Python
26 45 (8.89%) Continuous Integration
27 44 (8.70%) Entity Framework

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

For the 6 months to 29 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 52 (10.28%) SharePoint
2 41 (8.10%) CMS
3 39 (7.71%) Node.js
4 37 (7.31%) IIS
5 20 (3.95%) Umbraco
6 15 (2.96%) SharePoint 2010
7 14 (2.77%) Sitecore CMS
8 12 (2.37%) Tomcat
9 11 (2.17%) SharePoint 2013
10 9 (1.78%) Apache
10 9 (1.78%) WebSphere
11 8 (1.58%) Jetty
11 8 (1.58%) nginx
12 6 (1.19%) BizTalk Server
13 5 (0.99%) Sitefinity
13 5 (0.99%) Adobe Experience Manager
14 4 (0.79%) Elasticsearch
15 3 (0.59%) MQSeries
15 3 (0.59%) JBoss
16 2 (0.40%) Confluence
Applications
1 37 (7.31%) MS Excel
2 6 (1.19%) MS Office
3 4 (0.79%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.20%) MS Project
4 1 (0.20%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (0.20%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 32 (6.32%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (1.38%) Dynamics AX
3 4 (0.79%) Dynamics NAV
4 3 (0.59%) Teamcenter
4 3 (0.59%) Primavera
5 1 (0.20%) SAP FI/CO
5 1 (0.20%) Tridion
5 1 (0.20%) SAP HR
5 1 (0.20%) SAP FI
5 1 (0.20%) SAP PLM
5 1 (0.20%) SAP HCM
5 1 (0.20%) SAP FI-AP
5 1 (0.20%) SAP CO
5 1 (0.20%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 40 (7.91%) Amazon AWS
2 35 (6.92%) Cloud Computing
3 28 (5.53%) IaaS
4 11 (2.17%) Amazon EC2
5 9 (1.78%) Google Cloud Platform
6 8 (1.58%) Google App Engine
7 6 (1.19%) Microsoft Azure
8 5 (0.99%) SaaS
9 4 (0.79%) Amazon S3
10 3 (0.59%) PaaS
10 3 (0.59%) Office 365
10 3 (0.59%) Amazon ELB
11 2 (0.40%) Google Analytics
12 1 (0.20%) Amazon SQS
12 1 (0.20%) CloudFront
12 1 (0.20%) Google Drive
Communications & Networking
1 16 (3.16%) Internet
2 10 (1.98%) DNS
2 10 (1.98%) HTTP
3 8 (1.58%) TCP/IP
3 8 (1.58%) DHCP
3 8 (1.58%) FTP
3 8 (1.58%) SSL
3 8 (1.58%) IPsec
4 4 (0.79%) Unified Communications
4 4 (0.79%) Converged Networks
5 3 (0.59%) Intranet
6 2 (0.40%) SMTP
6 2 (0.40%) SSH
6 2 (0.40%) Extranet
6 2 (0.40%) SNMP
7 1 (0.20%) VPN
7 1 (0.20%) ATM
7 1 (0.20%) GPRS
7 1 (0.20%) UMTS
7 1 (0.20%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 171 (33.79%) SQL Server
2 42 (8.30%) Data Warehouse
3 36 (7.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 33 (6.52%) MongoDB
4 33 (6.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 32 (6.32%) SQL Server 2008
6 31 (6.13%) Big Data
7 28 (5.53%) Hadoop
8 26 (5.14%) Apache Cassandra
9 21 (4.15%) Relational Database
10 15 (2.96%) Oracle Database
11 14 (2.77%) SQL Server 2012
11 14 (2.77%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 13 (2.57%) Oracle Reports
13 12 (2.37%) RDBMS
14 11 (2.17%) MySQL
15 10 (1.98%) DTS
15 10 (1.98%) SQL Server 2005
16 9 (1.78%) NoSQL
17 7 (1.38%) RavenDB
Development Applications
1 60 (11.86%) Visual Studio
2 49 (9.68%) Team Foundation Server
3 30 (5.93%) Git (software)
4 23 (4.55%) JIRA
5 14 (2.77%) Selenium
6 12 (2.37%) TeamCity
6 12 (2.37%) Subversion
6 12 (2.37%) SpecFlow
7 11 (2.17%) Jenkins
8 8 (1.58%) ReSharper
9 6 (1.19%) Visual Studio Team System
9 6 (1.19%) NUnit
10 5 (0.99%) LoadRunner
10 5 (0.99%) Grunt
11 4 (0.79%) Bower
11 4 (0.79%) Octopus Deploy
11 4 (0.79%) gulp
11 4 (0.79%) VSS/SourceSafe
11 4 (0.79%) TestComplete
12 3 (0.59%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 53 (10.47%) Finance
2 11 (2.17%) Pharmaceutical
3 10 (1.98%) Retail
4 9 (1.78%) Telecoms
5 7 (1.38%) Back Office
6 5 (0.99%) Legal
6 5 (0.99%) Manufacturing
6 5 (0.99%) Banking
7 2 (0.40%) Advertising
8 1 (0.20%) Publishing
8 1 (0.20%) Games
8 1 (0.20%) Law
8 1 (0.20%) Multimedia
8 1 (0.20%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 327 (64.62%) Developer
2 158 (31.23%) .NET Developer
3 50 (9.88%) Architect
4 45 (8.89%) C# Developer
5 37 (7.31%) Web Developer
6 33 (6.52%) C# .NET Developer
7 29 (5.73%) Analyst
7 29 (5.73%) Technical Architect
8 28 (5.53%) ASP.NET Developer
9 22 (4.35%) CRM Developer
10 21 (4.15%) Dynamics CRM Developer
11 20 (3.95%) C# ASP.NET Developer
11 20 (3.95%) Front-End Developer
12 14 (2.77%) Front-End Web Developer
13 13 (2.57%) Consultant
14 12 (2.37%) Test Analyst
14 12 (2.37%) Software Developer
14 12 (2.37%) Senior Developer
14 12 (2.37%) Team Leader
14 12 (2.37%) .NET Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 192 (37.94%) ASP.NET
2 153 (30.24%) HTML
3 127 (25.10%) CSS
4 115 (22.73%) jQuery
5 91 (17.98%) .NET Framework
6 87 (17.19%) ASP.NET MVC
7 77 (15.22%) AngularJS
8 61 (12.06%) Web Services
9 59 (11.66%) HTML5
10 57 (11.26%) WCF
11 48 (9.49%) XML
12 44 (8.70%) Entity Framework
13 41 (8.10%) CSS3
14 35 (6.92%) ASP.NET Web API
15 34 (6.72%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 31 (6.13%) Ajax
17 27 (5.34%) LINQ
18 21 (4.15%) JSON
18 21 (4.15%) RESTful
19 18 (3.56%) ASP.NET MVC 4
Miscellaneous
1 27 (5.34%) Visualisation
1 27 (5.34%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (3.36%) Enterprise Software
3 16 (3.16%) N-Tier
4 12 (2.37%) User Experience
5 11 (2.17%) Management Information System
5 11 (2.17%) Mobile App
6 8 (1.58%) Inversion of Control
7 7 (1.38%) Computer Science
7 7 (1.38%) NHS
8 5 (0.99%) Data Structures
9 3 (0.59%) Mainframe
9 3 (0.59%) Tandem
9 3 (0.59%) Data Integration
10 2 (0.40%) Social Network
10 2 (0.40%) Clustering
10 2 (0.40%) Data Centre
11 1 (0.20%) Algorithms
11 1 (0.20%) Public Cloud
11 1 (0.20%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 48 (9.49%) Linux
2 44 (8.70%) Windows
3 36 (7.11%) UNIX
4 17 (3.36%) Apple iOS
5 16 (3.16%) Android
6 5 (0.99%) Mac OS X
7 4 (0.79%) Windows Mobile
8 3 (0.59%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (0.59%) Windows Phone
9 2 (0.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (0.40%) Windows CE
10 1 (0.20%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.20%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.20%) Windows Phone 7
10 1 (0.20%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 181 (35.77%) Agile Software Development
2 158 (31.23%) MVC
3 83 (16.40%) Scrum
4 57 (11.26%) TDD
5 45 (8.89%) Continuous Integration
6 41 (8.10%) Unit Testing
7 39 (7.71%) CRM
8 30 (5.93%) OO
9 26 (5.14%) Machine Learning
9 26 (5.14%) SDLC
10 24 (4.74%) Open Source
10 24 (4.74%) OOP
10 24 (4.74%) Software Engineering
11 23 (4.55%) Mentoring
12 21 (4.15%) Web Development
12 21 (4.15%) ERP
12 21 (4.15%) SOA
13 19 (3.75%) BDD
14 16 (3.16%) Test Scripting
15 15 (2.96%) Resource Management
Programming Languages
1 252 (49.80%) C#
2 214 (42.29%) JavaScript
3 141 (27.87%) SQL
4 107 (21.15%) Java
5 45 (8.89%) Python
6 32 (6.32%) VB
7 27 (5.34%) T-SQL
7 27 (5.34%) R
8 22 (4.35%) TypeScript
8 22 (4.35%) Ruby
9 18 (3.56%) VB.NET
10 16 (3.16%) C++
11 15 (2.96%) PHP
12 14 (2.77%) PL/SQL
13 10 (1.98%) PowerShell
14 6 (1.19%) VB6
15 5 (0.99%) C
16 3 (0.59%) Delphi
16 3 (0.59%) VBScript
16 3 (0.59%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 25 (4.94%) Security Cleared
2 20 (3.95%) Degree
3 11 (2.17%) SC Cleared
4 4 (0.79%) DV Cleared
5 2 (0.40%) ISEB
6 1 (0.20%) CCA
6 1 (0.20%) Oracle Certification
6 1 (0.20%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.20%) PMP
6 1 (0.20%) PMI Certification
6 1 (0.20%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.20%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (1.98%) QA
2 5 (0.99%) HL7
3 2 (0.40%) SLA
4 1 (0.20%) GAAP
System Software
1 11 (2.17%) Active Directory
2 10 (1.98%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (1.19%) Xen
4 1 (0.20%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.20%) Docker
4 1 (0.20%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 36 (7.11%) Opscode Chef
2 26 (5.14%) StatsD
3 8 (1.58%) Puppet
4 3 (0.59%) Hyperic
4 3 (0.59%) 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
Vendors
1 124 (24.51%) Microsoft
2 69 (13.64%) Oracle
3 28 (5.53%) Teradata
4 26 (5.14%) Citrix
4 26 (5.14%) Tableau
5 24 (4.74%) Apigee
5 24 (4.74%) Mashery
6 19 (3.75%) Sitecore
7 12 (2.37%) Google
7 12 (2.37%) Twitter
8 10 (1.98%) VMware
9 9 (1.78%) SAP
9 9 (1.78%) Xamarin
10 7 (1.38%) Cognos
10 7 (1.38%) IBM
11 5 (0.99%) JD Edwards
12 4 (0.79%) Adobe
12 4 (0.79%) HP
13 3 (0.59%) Progress
13 3 (0.59%) Apple
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Rate: £300 - £320 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
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Rate: £300 - £320 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
Manchester
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Warrington
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Rate: £200 - £300 per day
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Liverpool
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Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
Manchester
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Rate: £300 - £350 per day
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Rate: £300 - £310 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Rate: From £400 to £550 per day c£400-£550 p/day
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester
Sanderson
Rate: £300 - £325 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester
Sanderson
Rate: £300 - £315 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Greater Manchester
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £325 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Merseyside
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Rate: £275 - £300 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Merseyside
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: £275 - £325 per day + competitive
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Greater Manchester
Computer Futures
Rate: £280 - £330 per day
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TRG
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Rate: £300 - £350 per day
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Greater Manchester
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