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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited .NET over the 3 months to 8 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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
8 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft .NET (dotNet)
Rank 13 21 15
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -6
Contract jobs citing .NET 306 287 278
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 9.62% 6.91% 8.53%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 31.68% 29.56% 34.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 233 196 202
Median daily rate £360 £325 £315
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.76% +3.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £210 £228
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £355 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+1.42% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 4 0
Median hourly rate £41.25 £24.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+71.87% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £33.50
% change year-on-year
- +19.40%
.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
966 971 812
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 30.37% 23.38% 24.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 681 587 527
Median daily rate £375 £350 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £263 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £485 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 35 14
Median hourly rate £42.50 £30.85 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+37.78% -11.87%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%

.NET
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the North West region citing .NET as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 8 December 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
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing .NET within the North West region over the 3 months to 8 December 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester +7 162 £363 +11.53% 107
Lancashire +4 52 £300 +42.85% 22
Merseyside +21 36 £370 -1.33% 21
Cheshire -6 29 £363 +6.61% 32
.NET
England

.NET
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 8 December 2016, IT contractor jobs citing .NET also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the North West region with a requirement for .NET.

1 450 (73.41%) C#
2 270 (44.05%) ASP.NET
3 264 (43.07%) SQL Server
4 260 (42.41%) JavaScript
5 247 (40.29%) SQL
5 247 (40.29%) MVC
6 212 (34.58%) HTML
7 196 (31.97%) Agile Software Development
8 181 (29.53%) CSS
9 142 (23.16%) Microsoft
10 138 (22.51%) ASP.NET MVC
11 130 (21.21%) .NET Framework
12 116 (18.92%) jQuery
13 106 (17.29%) AngularJS
14 84 (13.70%) Entity Framework
15 79 (12.89%) XML
16 75 (12.23%) TDD
17 74 (12.07%) Web Development
18 73 (11.91%) Web Services
19 72 (11.75%) Windows
20 69 (11.26%) Visual Studio
21 68 (11.09%) T-SQL
22 67 (10.93%) VB.NET
23 57 (9.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
23 57 (9.30%) Team Foundation Server
24 56 (9.14%) Scrum
24 56 (9.14%) Java
24 56 (9.14%) CRM
24 56 (9.14%) HTML5
25 55 (8.97%) WCF

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 47 (7.67%) Umbraco
2 44 (7.18%) CMS
3 27 (4.40%) SharePoint
4 19 (3.10%) Sitecore CMS
5 17 (2.77%) IIS
6 15 (2.45%) BizTalk Server
7 7 (1.14%) Sitefinity
8 5 (0.82%) Kentico
9 4 (0.65%) Apache
9 4 (0.65%) Oracle Service Bus
9 4 (0.65%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 4 (0.65%) WebSphere
10 3 (0.49%) ColdFusion
10 3 (0.49%) NServiceBus
10 3 (0.49%) Oracle Application Server
10 3 (0.49%) SharePoint 2013
10 3 (0.49%) WebLogic
11 2 (0.33%) EPiServer CMS
11 2 (0.33%) nginx
11 2 (0.33%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 46 (7.50%) MS Excel
2 12 (1.96%) MS Office
3 6 (0.98%) InfoPath
4 1 (0.16%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.16%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 46 (7.50%) Dynamics CRM
2 16 (2.61%) Dynamics AX
3 7 (1.14%) Oracle EBS
3 7 (1.14%) Oracle EBS R12
4 4 (0.65%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 2 (0.33%) Oracle Cash Management
5 2 (0.33%) Oracle Payables
6 1 (0.16%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.16%) SAP HCM
6 1 (0.16%) Temenos T24
6 1 (0.16%) Visualfiles
6 1 (0.16%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 44 (7.18%) Microsoft Azure
2 13 (2.12%) Amazon AWS
3 8 (1.31%) SaaS
4 6 (0.98%) Amazon EC2
4 6 (0.98%) Google Analytics
4 6 (0.98%) PaaS
5 4 (0.65%) Amazon S3
5 4 (0.65%) AWS CloudFormation
5 4 (0.65%) Cloud Computing
6 3 (0.49%) IaaS
7 2 (0.33%) Google App Engine
7 2 (0.33%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (0.16%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 13 (2.12%) Internet
2 8 (1.31%) Intranet
3 5 (0.82%) Network Security
4 4 (0.65%) DHCP
4 4 (0.65%) DNS
4 4 (0.65%) Extranet
5 3 (0.49%) Firewall
5 3 (0.49%) HTTP
5 3 (0.49%) IPsec
5 3 (0.49%) TCP/IP
5 3 (0.49%) WAN
5 3 (0.49%) Wi-Fi
6 2 (0.33%) FTP
6 2 (0.33%) HTTPS
6 2 (0.33%) LAN
6 2 (0.33%) SAN
6 2 (0.33%) SSL
7 1 (0.16%) NAS
7 1 (0.16%) VoIP
7 1 (0.16%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 264 (43.07%) SQL Server
2 57 (9.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 47 (7.67%) SQL Server 2008
4 45 (7.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 40 (6.53%) NoSQL
6 27 (4.40%) SQL Server 2012
7 23 (3.75%) MongoDB
8 18 (2.94%) MySQL
8 18 (2.94%) Oracle Database
9 16 (2.61%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 15 (2.45%) SQL Server 2014
11 14 (2.28%) Relational Database
12 13 (2.12%) Oracle Database 12c
13 12 (1.96%) SQL Server 2005
14 9 (1.47%) Couchbase
15 8 (1.31%) Oracle Database 11g
16 6 (0.98%) Crystal Reports
16 6 (0.98%) Oracle Reports
16 6 (0.98%) SQL Server 2000
17 5 (0.82%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 69 (11.26%) Visual Studio
2 57 (9.30%) Team Foundation Server
3 22 (3.59%) Git (software)
4 14 (2.28%) Selenium
5 13 (2.12%) Cucumber
6 10 (1.63%) JIRA
6 10 (1.63%) Moq
6 10 (1.63%) NUnit
7 8 (1.31%) Subversion
8 7 (1.14%) Jasmine
8 7 (1.14%) Jenkins
8 7 (1.14%) Mercurial
9 6 (0.98%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 5 (0.82%) ClearCase
10 5 (0.82%) Octopus Deploy
10 5 (0.82%) Rational Robot
10 5 (0.82%) TeamCity
10 5 (0.82%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
11 4 (0.65%) TestComplete
12 3 (0.49%) MorphX
General
1 42 (6.85%) Finance
2 38 (6.20%) Manufacturing
3 22 (3.59%) Advertising
4 14 (2.28%) Retail
5 11 (1.79%) Banking
6 10 (1.63%) Telecoms
7 9 (1.47%) Marketing
8 5 (0.82%) Publishing
9 4 (0.65%) Electronics
10 3 (0.49%) Financial Institution
11 2 (0.33%) Billing
11 2 (0.33%) General Ledger
11 2 (0.33%) Legal
12 1 (0.16%) Aerospace
12 1 (0.16%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 506 (82.54%) Developer
2 305 (49.76%) .NET Developer
3 180 (29.36%) C# Developer
4 141 (23.00%) C# .NET Developer
5 65 (10.60%) SQL Developer
6 62 (10.11%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
7 58 (9.46%) ASP.NET Developer
8 42 (6.85%) Full Stack Developer
9 39 (6.36%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 37 (6.04%) Senior Developer
11 34 (5.55%) CRM Developer
12 32 (5.22%) Web Developer
13 30 (4.89%) VB.NET Developer
14 28 (4.57%) Dynamics CRM Developer
15 27 (4.40%) Microsoft Developer
15 27 (4.40%) Software Developer
16 25 (4.08%) Consultant
17 24 (3.92%) Analyst
17 24 (3.92%) Senior .NET Developer
18 20 (3.26%) Senior C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 270 (44.05%) ASP.NET
2 212 (34.58%) HTML
3 181 (29.53%) CSS
4 138 (22.51%) ASP.NET MVC
5 130 (21.21%) .NET Framework
6 116 (18.92%) jQuery
7 106 (17.29%) AngularJS
8 84 (13.70%) Entity Framework
9 79 (12.89%) XML
10 73 (11.91%) Web Services
11 56 (9.14%) HTML5
12 55 (8.97%) WCF
13 45 (7.34%) ASP.NET Web API
14 41 (6.69%) WinForms
15 40 (6.53%) ASP.NET Web Forms
16 31 (5.06%) CSS3
17 30 (4.89%) WPF
18 26 (4.24%) SOAP
19 25 (4.08%) Twitter Bootstrap
20 22 (3.59%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 28 (4.57%) Mobile App
2 15 (2.45%) Analytical Skills
3 14 (2.28%) User Experience
4 11 (1.79%) iPad
5 9 (1.47%) Computer Science
6 7 (1.14%) Enterprise Software
6 7 (1.14%) Management Information System
6 7 (1.14%) Replication
7 6 (0.98%) Digital Media
7 6 (0.98%) Inversion of Control
7 6 (0.98%) N-Tier
7 6 (0.98%) Virtual Team
8 5 (0.82%) Clustering
8 5 (0.82%) Data Structures
9 4 (0.65%) Cryptography
9 4 (0.65%) Fintech
10 3 (0.49%) Algorithms
10 3 (0.49%) Data Conversion
10 3 (0.49%) Mathematics
10 3 (0.49%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 72 (11.75%) Windows
2 20 (3.26%) Windows Server
3 15 (2.45%) Linux
4 10 (1.63%) Android
4 10 (1.63%) Apple iOS
5 8 (1.31%) Unix
5 8 (1.31%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (0.98%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (0.82%) Windows Mobile
8 3 (0.49%) Windows 8
8 3 (0.49%) Windows Phone
8 3 (0.49%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (0.33%) CentOS
9 2 (0.33%) Mac OS
9 2 (0.33%) Ubuntu
9 2 (0.33%) Windows 10
9 2 (0.33%) Windows NT
10 1 (0.16%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 247 (40.29%) MVC
2 196 (31.97%) Agile Software Development
3 75 (12.23%) TDD
4 74 (12.07%) Web Development
5 56 (9.14%) CRM
5 56 (9.14%) Scrum
6 46 (7.50%) Unit Testing
7 39 (6.36%) BDD
8 35 (5.71%) Migration
9 30 (4.89%) SDLC
10 29 (4.73%) ERP
11 26 (4.24%) Continuous Integration
11 26 (4.24%) Front End Development
11 26 (4.24%) OO
12 24 (3.92%) Software Engineering
13 23 (3.75%) Automated Testing
13 23 (3.75%) E-Commerce
14 21 (3.43%) Project Management
15 20 (3.26%) Business Intelligence
15 20 (3.26%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 450 (73.41%) C#
2 260 (42.41%) JavaScript
3 247 (40.29%) SQL
4 68 (11.09%) T-SQL
5 67 (10.93%) VB.NET
6 56 (9.14%) Java
7 38 (6.20%) VB
8 28 (4.57%) VB6
9 18 (2.94%) PHP
10 15 (2.45%) PowerShell
10 15 (2.45%) Python
11 14 (2.28%) C++
11 14 (2.28%) Ruby
12 11 (1.79%) C
13 10 (1.63%) TypeScript
14 9 (1.47%) PL/SQL
15 8 (1.31%) Perl
16 7 (1.14%) Shell Script
16 7 (1.14%) X++
17 6 (0.98%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 23 (3.75%) Degree
2 18 (2.94%) Security Cleared
3 6 (0.98%) Microsoft Certification
3 6 (0.98%) SC Cleared
4 5 (0.82%) BPSS Clearance
5 3 (0.49%) AWS Certification
6 2 (0.33%) Citrix Certification
6 2 (0.33%) DBS Check
6 2 (0.33%) MCP
7 1 (0.16%) CCEA
7 1 (0.16%) CESG Certified Professional
7 1 (0.16%) CISSP
7 1 (0.16%) ISEB
7 1 (0.16%) MCAD
7 1 (0.16%) MCSD
7 1 (0.16%) MCSE
7 1 (0.16%) MCTS
7 1 (0.16%) SANS
7 1 (0.16%) SSCP
7 1 (0.16%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (2.94%) QA
2 3 (0.49%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.33%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (0.33%) SLA
4 1 (0.16%) Data Quality
System Software
1 4 (0.65%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (0.49%) Hyper-V
3 2 (0.33%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.33%) Docker
3 2 (0.33%) vSphere
3 2 (0.33%) Xen
4 1 (0.16%) MetaFrame
4 1 (0.16%) Shibboleth
4 1 (0.16%) VMware ESX
4 1 (0.16%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 4 (0.65%) Puppet
2 2 (0.33%) Kubernetes
3 1 (0.16%) Microsoft Clustering
3 1 (0.16%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (0.16%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.16%) QRadar
3 1 (0.16%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 142 (23.16%) Microsoft
2 45 (7.34%) Oracle
3 28 (4.57%) Xamarin
4 27 (4.40%) Sitecore
5 13 (2.12%) EPiServer
6 11 (1.79%) SAP
7 10 (1.63%) Google
8 8 (1.31%) Ektron
9 7 (1.14%) Nintex
9 7 (1.14%) Telerik
9 7 (1.14%) VMware
10 4 (0.65%) IBM
10 4 (0.65%) JD Edwards
11 3 (0.49%) Citrix
11 3 (0.49%) Thales
12 2 (0.33%) Blue Prism
12 2 (0.33%) Facebook
12 2 (0.33%) HP
12 2 (0.33%) Twitter
12 2 (0.33%) Workday
Lancashire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
Manchester
Nigel Frank International
Rate: £300 - £400 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Square One Resources
Posted: 14 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £350.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £320 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Sanderson
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Pro-Quest Resourcing Ltd
Rate: From £40,000 to £60,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
TEKsystems
Rate: £350 - £400 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Candour Solutions
Rate: Excellent daily rate
Posted: 3 days ago
Preston
Real Staffing
Rate: £450 - £500 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 7 days ago
Manchester
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: £300 - £340 per day + competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
North West
Gibbs S3
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