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 1 October 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
1 Oct 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft .NET (dotNet)
Rank 14 29 10
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -19
Contract jobs citing .NET 303 231 307
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 8.67% 5.16% 9.51%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 32.17% 21.53% 38.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 214 172 192
Median daily rate £350 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £439 £516 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 7 2
Median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £38.03
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +5.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £34.46 £32.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £43.21
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £37.75 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+5.96% +0.66%
.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
942 1073 793
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 26.96% 23.96% 24.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 649 700 478
Median daily rate £375 £400 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £300 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £518 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 35 12
Median hourly rate £38.50 £37.50 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.66% +15.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £17.33 £30.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.01 £35.00
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 1 October 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing .NET across the North West region over the 3 months to 1 October 2016.

.NET Hourly Rate Histogram 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 1 October 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 +12 163 £350 +7.69% 119
Cheshire +5 54 £325 -10.65% 54
Merseyside +19 40 £325 +2.76% 22
Lancashire +13 36 £325 -21.21% 19
Cumbria +10 1 £350 -4.10% 1
.NET
England

.NET
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 1 October 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.

1 396 (69.23%) C#
2 263 (45.98%) ASP.NET
3 252 (44.06%) SQL Server
3 252 (44.06%) MVC
4 226 (39.51%) JavaScript
5 201 (35.14%) SQL
6 191 (33.39%) Agile Software Development
7 183 (31.99%) HTML
8 153 (26.75%) CSS
9 145 (25.35%) Microsoft
10 131 (22.90%) ASP.NET MVC
11 113 (19.76%) .NET Framework
12 112 (19.58%) jQuery
13 96 (16.78%) Web Development
13 96 (16.78%) TDD
14 87 (15.21%) AngularJS
15 79 (13.81%) Web Services
16 76 (13.29%) Entity Framework
17 74 (12.94%) Windows
18 71 (12.41%) Team Foundation Server
19 69 (12.06%) Java
20 66 (11.54%) WCF
21 65 (11.36%) HTML5
22 64 (11.19%) XML
23 62 (10.84%) Scrum
24 61 (10.66%) CRM
25 59 (10.31%) VB.NET
26 56 (9.79%) MS Excel
27 55 (9.62%) T-SQL
28 47 (8.22%) Visual Studio

.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 40 (6.99%) CMS
2 23 (4.02%) SharePoint
3 21 (3.67%) IIS
4 20 (3.50%) Umbraco
5 14 (2.45%) Sitecore CMS
6 10 (1.75%) Apache
7 9 (1.57%) BizTalk Server
8 8 (1.40%) Tomcat
9 6 (1.05%) JBoss
10 5 (0.87%) EPiServer CMS
10 5 (0.87%) Sitefinity
11 4 (0.70%) SharePoint 2013
11 4 (0.70%) WebSphere
12 3 (0.52%) ColdFusion
12 3 (0.52%) GeoServer
12 3 (0.52%) NServiceBus
12 3 (0.52%) Oracle Application Server
12 3 (0.52%) Oracle Service Bus
12 3 (0.52%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 3 (0.52%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 56 (9.79%) MS Excel
2 9 (1.57%) MS Office
3 2 (0.35%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 35 (6.12%) Dynamics CRM
2 12 (2.10%) Dynamics AX
3 4 (0.70%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 3 (0.52%) Oracle EBS
4 3 (0.52%) Oracle EBS R12
5 2 (0.35%) Oracle Cash Management
5 2 (0.35%) Oracle Payables
6 1 (0.17%) nopCommerce
6 1 (0.17%) SAP HCM
6 1 (0.17%) Temenos T24
6 1 (0.17%) Unit4 Business World
6 1 (0.17%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 28 (4.90%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (1.75%) Google Analytics
3 6 (1.05%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (0.70%) SaaS
5 3 (0.52%) IaaS
5 3 (0.52%) PaaS
6 2 (0.35%) Amazon EC2
6 2 (0.35%) Google App Engine
6 2 (0.35%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.17%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.17%) GitHub
7 1 (0.17%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 11 (1.92%) Network Security
2 10 (1.75%) DNS
2 10 (1.75%) Internet
3 9 (1.57%) SSL
4 6 (1.05%) Intranet
5 4 (0.70%) Firewall
5 4 (0.70%) HTTP
6 3 (0.52%) DHCP
6 3 (0.52%) TCP/IP
6 3 (0.52%) WAN
7 2 (0.35%) FTP
7 2 (0.35%) IPsec
7 2 (0.35%) LAN
7 2 (0.35%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (0.17%) Extranet
8 1 (0.17%) RS-232
8 1 (0.17%) RS-485
8 1 (0.17%) Skype
8 1 (0.17%) SSH
8 1 (0.17%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 252 (44.06%) SQL Server
2 35 (6.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 25 (4.37%) NoSQL
4 24 (4.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 23 (4.02%) MySQL
6 22 (3.85%) MongoDB
6 22 (3.85%) SQL Server 2008
7 21 (3.67%) Oracle Database
8 17 (2.97%) Relational Database
9 13 (2.27%) Oracle Database 12c
10 10 (1.75%) PostgreSQL
11 9 (1.57%) Crystal Reports
11 9 (1.57%) SQL Server 2012
11 9 (1.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 8 (1.40%) Couchbase
12 8 (1.40%) Oracle Database 11g
13 7 (1.22%) Oracle Database 10g
13 7 (1.22%) RDBMS
13 7 (1.22%) SQL Server 2014
14 5 (0.87%) Qlik Sense
Development Applications
1 71 (12.41%) Team Foundation Server
2 47 (8.22%) Visual Studio
3 29 (5.07%) JIRA
4 25 (4.37%) Git (software)
5 19 (3.32%) SpecFlow
6 18 (3.15%) TestComplete
7 17 (2.97%) Jenkins
8 16 (2.80%) Selenium
9 13 (2.27%) Cucumber
9 13 (2.27%) NUnit
10 10 (1.75%) Moq
11 9 (1.57%) Octopus Deploy
11 9 (1.57%) TeamCity
12 8 (1.40%) Subversion
13 7 (1.22%) Mocha
14 6 (1.05%) Gradle
15 5 (0.87%) ClearCase
15 5 (0.87%) Jasmine
15 5 (0.87%) Mercurial
15 5 (0.87%) Rational Robot
General
1 45 (7.87%) Finance
2 40 (6.99%) Manufacturing
3 14 (2.45%) Retail
4 9 (1.57%) Advertising
4 9 (1.57%) Marketing
5 6 (1.05%) Banking
6 5 (0.87%) Electronics
6 5 (0.87%) Publishing
6 5 (0.87%) Telecoms
7 3 (0.52%) Billing
7 3 (0.52%) Legal
8 2 (0.35%) Back Office
8 2 (0.35%) Games
8 2 (0.35%) General Ledger
9 1 (0.17%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.17%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.17%) Mandarin Language
9 1 (0.17%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 435 (76.05%) Developer
2 268 (46.85%) .NET Developer
3 160 (27.97%) C# Developer
4 124 (21.68%) C# .NET Developer
5 69 (12.06%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
6 67 (11.71%) ASP.NET Developer
7 65 (11.36%) SQL Developer
8 46 (8.04%) Web Developer
9 45 (7.87%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 38 (6.64%) Senior Developer
11 34 (5.94%) Full Stack Developer
12 29 (5.07%) Consultant
13 26 (4.55%) Analyst
13 26 (4.55%) Senior .NET Developer
13 26 (4.55%) VB.NET Developer
14 24 (4.20%) Software Developer
15 22 (3.85%) CRM Developer
15 22 (3.85%) Senior C# Developer
15 22 (3.85%) Senior SQL Developer
16 21 (3.67%) Senior C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 263 (45.98%) ASP.NET
2 183 (31.99%) HTML
3 153 (26.75%) CSS
4 131 (22.90%) ASP.NET MVC
5 113 (19.76%) .NET Framework
6 112 (19.58%) jQuery
7 87 (15.21%) AngularJS
8 79 (13.81%) Web Services
9 76 (13.29%) Entity Framework
10 66 (11.54%) WCF
11 65 (11.36%) HTML5
12 64 (11.19%) XML
13 44 (7.69%) ASP.NET Web API
14 43 (7.52%) ASP.NET Web Forms
15 37 (6.47%) CSS3
16 34 (5.94%) WinForms
17 25 (4.37%) SOAP
18 23 (4.02%) WPF
19 20 (3.50%) ASP.NET MVC 5
19 20 (3.50%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 16 (2.80%) User Experience
2 15 (2.62%) Mobile App
3 12 (2.10%) Digital Media
4 11 (1.92%) iPad
5 9 (1.57%) Computer Science
6 8 (1.40%) Analytical Skills
7 7 (1.22%) Enterprise Software
8 6 (1.05%) Management Information System
8 6 (1.05%) NHS
8 6 (1.05%) N-Tier
8 6 (1.05%) PMI
9 5 (0.87%) Inversion of Control
10 4 (0.70%) Algorithms
10 4 (0.70%) Cryptography
11 3 (0.52%) Clustering
11 3 (0.52%) Mathematics
11 3 (0.52%) Physics
11 3 (0.52%) Replication
12 2 (0.35%) Data Structures
12 2 (0.35%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 74 (12.94%) Windows
2 20 (3.50%) Linux
3 14 (2.45%) Windows Server
4 13 (2.27%) Windows Server 2012
5 9 (1.57%) Unix
6 6 (1.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 5 (0.87%) Windows Mobile
8 4 (0.70%) Android
8 4 (0.70%) Apple iOS
9 2 (0.35%) Windows NT
9 2 (0.35%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.17%) CentOS
10 1 (0.17%) Embedded Linux
10 1 (0.17%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.17%) Windows Phone
10 1 (0.17%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 252 (44.06%) MVC
2 191 (33.39%) Agile Software Development
3 96 (16.78%) TDD
3 96 (16.78%) Web Development
4 62 (10.84%) Scrum
5 61 (10.66%) CRM
6 37 (6.47%) Software Engineering
6 37 (6.47%) Unit Testing
7 35 (6.12%) BDD
8 34 (5.94%) Continuous Integration
8 34 (5.94%) ERP
9 27 (4.72%) Migration
10 26 (4.55%) DevOps
10 26 (4.55%) SDLC
11 24 (4.20%) Project Management
12 22 (3.85%) Test Automation
13 21 (3.67%) OO
14 18 (3.15%) Code Coverage
15 17 (2.97%) Front End Development
16 16 (2.80%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 396 (69.23%) C#
2 226 (39.51%) JavaScript
3 201 (35.14%) SQL
4 69 (12.06%) Java
5 59 (10.31%) VB.NET
6 55 (9.62%) T-SQL
7 34 (5.94%) VB
8 25 (4.37%) PHP
9 24 (4.20%) VB6
10 15 (2.62%) PowerShell
11 12 (2.10%) C++
12 10 (1.75%) Python
13 9 (1.57%) PL/SQL
14 6 (1.05%) C
15 5 (0.87%) Bash Shell
15 5 (0.87%) Ruby
15 5 (0.87%) TypeScript
15 5 (0.87%) X++
16 4 (0.70%) Delphi
17 3 (0.52%) Perl
Qualifications
1 35 (6.12%) Degree
2 20 (3.50%) Security Cleared
3 10 (1.75%) Microsoft Certification
3 10 (1.75%) SC Cleared
4 7 (1.22%) MCTS
5 6 (1.05%) MCITP
5 6 (1.05%) PMI Certification
5 6 (1.05%) RHCE
6 4 (0.70%) BPSS Clearance
6 4 (0.70%) Citrix Certification
7 3 (0.52%) AWS Certification
7 3 (0.52%) CCEA
8 2 (0.35%) MCP
9 1 (0.17%) CESG Certified Professional
9 1 (0.17%) CISSP
9 1 (0.17%) DBS Check
9 1 (0.17%) HND
9 1 (0.17%) MCAD
9 1 (0.17%) MCSD
9 1 (0.17%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (3.67%) QA
2 3 (0.52%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.35%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (0.35%) SLA
4 1 (0.17%) IEC 61508
4 1 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 7 (1.22%) Active Directory
1 7 (1.22%) Docker
2 6 (1.05%) UAG
3 3 (0.52%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.35%) Hyper-V
4 2 (0.35%) vSphere
4 2 (0.35%) Xen
5 1 (0.17%) Firmware
5 1 (0.17%) MetaFrame
5 1 (0.17%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 12 (2.10%) Puppet
2 6 (1.05%) Red Hat Satellite
3 2 (0.35%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (0.17%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.17%) QRadar
Vendors
1 145 (25.35%) Microsoft
2 44 (7.69%) Oracle
3 25 (4.37%) Sitecore
4 16 (2.80%) Xamarin
5 12 (2.10%) EPiServer
5 12 (2.10%) Google
6 9 (1.57%) SAP
7 7 (1.22%) Telerik
8 6 (1.05%) Brocade
8 6 (1.05%) IBM
8 6 (1.05%) Red Hat
8 6 (1.05%) Twitter
8 6 (1.05%) VMware
9 5 (0.87%) Citrix
10 4 (0.70%) ESRI
10 4 (0.70%) JD Edwards
11 3 (0.52%) Atlassian
11 3 (0.52%) Facebook
11 3 (0.52%) Perforce
11 3 (0.52%) Zend
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