The first table below looks at the demand for ASP.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 ASP.NET over the 3 months to 24 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category for the North West region.

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
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft ASP.NET
Rank 34 22 27
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +5
Contract jobs citing ASP.NET 132 170 185
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 4.33% 6.38% 5.69%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 18.49% 22.22% 18.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 79 104 122
Average daily rate
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£313 £300 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% +4.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £244 £248 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £350 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £315 £308
% change year-on-year
+3.17% +2.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 7
Average hourly rate £40.00 £31.50 £38.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.98% -18.18%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.25 £37.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-19.33% +25.00%
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
714 765 989
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 23.39% 28.71% 30.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 441 413 537
Average daily rate £325 £310 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.83% -4.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £399 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 17 36
Average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £30.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.75 £13.61 £16.13
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £43.38
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year
- +6.06%
ASP.NET
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ASP.NET
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing ASP.NET across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

ASP.NET Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

ASP.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 ASP.NET across the North West region.

ASP.NET Daily Rate Trend in the North West

ASP.NET
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing ASP.NET across the North West region over the 3 months to 24 July 2014.

ASP.NET Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

ASP.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 ASP.NET across the North West region.

ASP.NET Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

ASP.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 ASP.NET within the North West region over the 3 months to 24 July 2014. 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 -4 78 £325 +8.33% 108
Cheshire -5 32 £295 +1.72% 45
Merseyside -7 8 £290 -3.33% 31
Lancashire -24 5 £258 -14.16% 19
Cumbria - 1 £400 - 1
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ASP.NET
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing ASP.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 ASP.NET.

1 289 (100.00%) .NET
2 249 (86.16%) C#
3 155 (53.63%) SQL Server
4 154 (53.29%) MVC
5 151 (52.25%) JavaScript
6 147 (50.87%) HTML
7 136 (47.06%) CSS
8 109 (37.72%) SQL
9 103 (35.64%) ASP.NET MVC
10 96 (33.22%) jQuery
11 85 (29.41%) WCF
12 82 (28.37%) Web Services
13 76 (26.30%) .NET Framework
14 56 (19.38%) Visual Studio
15 53 (18.34%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
16 52 (17.99%) T-SQL
17 51 (17.65%) HTML5
18 46 (15.92%) XML
19 44 (15.22%) TDD
19 44 (15.22%) SQL Server 2008
20 41 (14.19%) OO
21 37 (12.80%) WPF
21 37 (12.80%) Agile Software Development
22 36 (12.46%) SharePoint
23 34 (11.76%) Windows
24 32 (11.07%) ASP.NET Web Forms
25 31 (10.73%) Scrum
26 30 (10.38%) LINQ
27 28 (9.69%) Microsoft
28 26 (9.00%) CSS3

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

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing ASP.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 ASP.NET. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 36 (12.46%) SharePoint
2 20 (6.92%) CMS
3 15 (5.19%) SharePoint 2010
4 13 (4.50%) IIS
5 12 (4.15%) SharePoint 2013
6 11 (3.81%) Umbraco
7 7 (2.42%) Node.js
7 7 (2.42%) Elasticsearch
8 4 (1.38%) NServiceBus
8 4 (1.38%) JCAPS
9 3 (1.04%) Sitecore CMS
10 2 (0.69%) BizTalk Server
10 2 (0.69%) SharePoint Server
11 1 (0.35%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 9 (3.11%) MS Excel
2 4 (1.38%) InfoPath
3 2 (0.69%) Photoshop
3 2 (0.69%) Fireworks
4 1 (0.35%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.35%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 6 (2.08%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.35%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.35%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.35%) Tridion
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.73%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (1.38%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.35%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (0.35%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 12 (4.15%) Intranet
2 6 (2.08%) Internet
3 2 (0.69%) HTTP
4 1 (0.35%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 155 (53.63%) SQL Server
2 44 (15.22%) SQL Server 2008
3 25 (8.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 22 (7.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 20 (6.92%) SQL Server 2005
6 12 (4.15%) SQL Server 2012
7 7 (2.42%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 6 (2.08%) Oracle Database
8 6 (2.08%) Data Warehouse
9 5 (1.73%) DTS
10 4 (1.38%) Relational Database
11 3 (1.04%) QlikView
11 3 (1.04%) MongoDB
11 3 (1.04%) Crystal Reports
11 3 (1.04%) SQLPlus
12 2 (0.69%) NoSQL
13 1 (0.35%) RDBMS
13 1 (0.35%) Oracle Database 10g
13 1 (0.35%) Oracle Reports
13 1 (0.35%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 56 (19.38%) Visual Studio
2 25 (8.65%) Team Foundation Server
3 15 (5.19%) NUnit
4 8 (2.77%) TeamCity
5 7 (2.42%) Git (software)
5 7 (2.42%) MSTest
6 6 (2.08%) SpecFlow
6 6 (2.08%) Moq
7 5 (1.73%) ReSharper
7 5 (1.73%) Mercurial
8 4 (1.38%) Subversion
9 2 (0.69%) Oracle Forms
10 1 (0.35%) JIRA
10 1 (0.35%) OpenSTA
10 1 (0.35%) LLBLGen Pro
10 1 (0.35%) LoadRunner
10 1 (0.35%) PowerBuilder
10 1 (0.35%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 1 (0.35%) JMeter
10 1 (0.35%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 23 (7.96%) Finance
2 8 (2.77%) Retail
3 5 (1.73%) Banking
4 3 (1.04%) Advertising
5 2 (0.69%) Manufacturing
5 2 (0.69%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.35%) Marketing
6 1 (0.35%) Portuguese Language
6 1 (0.35%) Spanish Language
6 1 (0.35%) Games
6 1 (0.35%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.35%) Electronics
6 1 (0.35%) Legal
Job Titles
1 275 (95.16%) Developer
2 159 (55.02%) .NET Developer
3 66 (22.84%) C# Developer
4 60 (20.76%) ASP.NET Developer
5 48 (16.61%) C# .NET Developer
6 36 (12.46%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 31 (10.73%) Web Developer
8 18 (6.23%) SharePoint Developer
9 15 (5.19%) Software Developer
10 13 (4.50%) .NET Web Developer
11 12 (4.15%) C# Web Developer
12 10 (3.46%) SQL Developer
12 10 (3.46%) Front-End Developer
13 8 (2.77%) VB.NET Developer
14 7 (2.42%) DBA
14 7 (2.42%) Senior Developer
14 7 (2.42%) Umbraco Developer
15 5 (1.73%) Analyst
15 5 (1.73%) .NET Software Developer
16 4 (1.38%) Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 289 (100.00%) .NET
2 147 (50.87%) HTML
3 136 (47.06%) CSS
4 103 (35.64%) ASP.NET MVC
5 96 (33.22%) jQuery
6 85 (29.41%) WCF
7 82 (28.37%) Web Services
8 76 (26.30%) .NET Framework
9 53 (18.34%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
10 51 (17.65%) HTML5
11 46 (15.92%) XML
12 37 (12.80%) WPF
13 32 (11.07%) ASP.NET Web Forms
14 30 (10.38%) LINQ
15 26 (9.00%) CSS3
16 25 (8.65%) ASP.NET MVC 4
16 25 (8.65%) Ajax
17 20 (6.92%) Twitter Bootstrap
18 19 (6.57%) SOAP
19 18 (6.23%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 11 (3.81%) NHS
1 11 (3.81%) Enterprise Software
2 7 (2.42%) RIA
3 6 (2.08%) Computer Science
4 4 (1.38%) Clustering
4 4 (1.38%) Inversion of Control
4 4 (1.38%) Kindle
5 3 (1.04%) Online Banking
5 3 (1.04%) W3C
5 3 (1.04%) Mobile App
6 2 (0.69%) Replication
6 2 (0.69%) iPhone
6 2 (0.69%) Social Media
6 2 (0.69%) Taxonomies
7 1 (0.35%) Informatics
7 1 (0.35%) Open Source
7 1 (0.35%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 34 (11.76%) Windows
2 6 (2.08%) Linux
3 5 (1.73%) UNIX
4 1 (0.35%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (0.35%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (0.35%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 154 (53.29%) MVC
2 44 (15.22%) TDD
3 41 (14.19%) OO
4 37 (12.80%) Agile Software Development
5 31 (10.73%) Scrum
6 25 (8.65%) Web Development
7 24 (8.30%) OOD
8 14 (4.84%) E-Commerce
9 11 (3.81%) MVVM
9 11 (3.81%) User Stories
10 10 (3.46%) CRM
11 9 (3.11%) Continuous Integration
11 9 (3.11%) Unit Testing
11 9 (3.11%) Business Analysis
11 9 (3.11%) SOA
11 9 (3.11%) Business Intelligence
12 8 (2.77%) Pair Programming
12 8 (2.77%) Software Engineering
12 8 (2.77%) BDD
13 7 (2.42%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 249 (86.16%) C#
2 151 (52.25%) JavaScript
3 109 (37.72%) SQL
4 52 (17.99%) T-SQL
5 25 (8.65%) VB.NET
6 13 (4.50%) PL/SQL
7 11 (3.81%) VB
8 10 (3.46%) PowerShell
9 6 (2.08%) C++
10 5 (1.73%) VB6
10 5 (1.73%) VC++
11 4 (1.38%) Java
12 2 (0.69%) VBA
13 1 (0.35%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 7 (2.42%) Security Cleared
2 6 (2.08%) Degree
3 5 (1.73%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.35%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (3.11%) ISO 9001
2 5 (1.73%) HL7
3 1 (0.35%) QA
System Software
1 4 (1.38%) LiteSpeed
2 3 (1.04%) Varnish
Vendors
1 28 (9.69%) Microsoft
2 21 (7.27%) Oracle
3 10 (3.46%) Twitter
4 5 (1.73%) Telerik
5 4 (1.38%) CommVault
5 4 (1.38%) Sitecore
6 3 (1.04%) Adobe
7 2 (0.69%) Xamarin
7 2 (0.69%) Kofax
7 2 (0.69%) SAP
7 2 (0.69%) MicroStrategy
7 2 (0.69%) EPiServer
8 1 (0.35%) Open Text
8 1 (0.35%) Facebook
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