The table below looks at the statistics for .NET skills in IT contracts advertised for the Preston region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited .NET over the 3 months to 6 May 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
6 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft .NET (dotNet)
Rank 12 19 15
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -4
Contract jobs citing .NET 7 4 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Preston 5.56% 3.48% 12.82%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 20.59% 17.39% 42.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 2
Median daily rate £379 £350 £304
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.21% +15.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £322 £350 £267
10% offered a daily rate of more than £436 £420 £341
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £42.25 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-7.14% -
.NET
Lancashire

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 Preston region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Preston
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
34 23 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Preston 26.98% 20.00% 29.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 15 19
Median daily rate £360 £375 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% -9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £338 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £538 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £355 £338
% change year-on-year
+5.63% +5.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 0
Median hourly rate £43.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.75 £37.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-6.08% +5.71%

.NET
Jobs Demand Trend in Preston

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Preston 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 Preston

.NET
Daily Rate Trend in Preston

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing .NET across the Preston region.

.NET Daily Rate Trend in Preston

.NET
Daily Rate Histogram in Preston

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing .NET across the Preston region over the 3 months to 6 May 2016.

.NET Daily Rate Histogram in Preston

.NET
Hourly Rate Trend in Preston

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing .NET across the Preston region.

.NET Hourly Rate Trend in Preston

.NET
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Preston

For the 6 months to 6 May 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 Preston region with a requirement for .NET.

1 15 (83.33%) C#
2 8 (44.44%) Oracle
2 8 (44.44%) Visual Studio
3 7 (38.89%) SQL Server
3 7 (38.89%) XML
3 7 (38.89%) SQL
3 7 (38.89%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (33.33%) Windows
4 6 (33.33%) .NET Framework
5 5 (27.78%) Team Foundation Server
6 4 (22.22%) WinForms
6 4 (22.22%) TDD
6 4 (22.22%) Project Planning
6 4 (22.22%) Software Engineering
6 4 (22.22%) WPF
6 4 (22.22%) XSD
6 4 (22.22%) XSLT
6 4 (22.22%) ASP.NET
6 4 (22.22%) VB
6 4 (22.22%) VB.NET
6 4 (22.22%) ClearCase
6 4 (22.22%) SOLID
6 4 (22.22%) Oracle Database
6 4 (22.22%) Relational Database
6 4 (22.22%) Rational DOORS
6 4 (22.22%) Entity Framework
7 3 (16.67%) SQL Server 2008
7 3 (16.67%) RDBMS
7 3 (16.67%) IBM
7 3 (16.67%) Finance

.NET
Top Related IT Skills in Preston 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 2 (11.11%) Node.js
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (38.89%) SQL Server
2 4 (22.22%) Oracle Database
2 4 (22.22%) Relational Database
3 3 (16.67%) RDBMS
3 3 (16.67%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (5.56%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 8 (44.44%) Visual Studio
2 5 (27.78%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (22.22%) ClearCase
3 4 (22.22%) Rational DOORS
4 2 (11.11%) Rational Robot
5 1 (5.56%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (5.56%) Balsamiq Mockups
5 1 (5.56%) Bower
5 1 (5.56%) Git (software)
5 1 (5.56%) gulp
5 1 (5.56%) InstallShield
5 1 (5.56%) JIRA
5 1 (5.56%) NuGet
General
1 3 (16.67%) Finance
2 2 (11.11%) Avionics
2 2 (11.11%) Manufacturing
2 2 (11.11%) Military
Job Titles
1 14 (77.78%) Developer
2 5 (27.78%) C# Developer
3 4 (22.22%) .NET Developer
3 4 (22.22%) Software Developer
4 3 (16.67%) Systems Engineer
5 2 (11.11%) Senior Systems Engineer
5 2 (11.11%) SQL Developer
5 2 (11.11%) VB.NET Developer
6 1 (5.56%) .NET Architect
6 1 (5.56%) Applications Architect
6 1 (5.56%) C# .NET Developer
6 1 (5.56%) C# Software Developer
6 1 (5.56%) C# VB.NET Developer
6 1 (5.56%) Database Engineer
6 1 (5.56%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 1 (5.56%) Information Systems Engineer
6 1 (5.56%) JavaScript Developer
6 1 (5.56%) Network Systems Engineer
6 1 (5.56%) Node.js Developer
6 1 (5.56%) Oracle Database Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (38.89%) XML
2 6 (33.33%) .NET Framework
3 4 (22.22%) ASP.NET
3 4 (22.22%) Entity Framework
3 4 (22.22%) WinForms
3 4 (22.22%) WPF
3 4 (22.22%) XSD
3 4 (22.22%) XSLT
4 2 (11.11%) HTML
4 2 (11.11%) HTML5
5 1 (5.56%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (5.56%) ASP.NET MVC 4
5 1 (5.56%) CSS
5 1 (5.56%) CSS3
5 1 (5.56%) jQuery
5 1 (5.56%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.56%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 6 (33.33%) Windows
2 1 (5.56%) Windows Server
2 1 (5.56%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (5.56%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (38.89%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (22.22%) Project Planning
2 4 (22.22%) Software Engineering
2 4 (22.22%) SOLID
2 4 (22.22%) TDD
3 2 (11.11%) OO
3 2 (11.11%) Programme Management
4 1 (5.56%) B2B
4 1 (5.56%) Data Migration
4 1 (5.56%) E-Commerce
4 1 (5.56%) Front End Development
4 1 (5.56%) Kanban
4 1 (5.56%) Migration
4 1 (5.56%) MVC
4 1 (5.56%) Scrum
4 1 (5.56%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (5.56%) Technical Architecture
4 1 (5.56%) UML
4 1 (5.56%) Unit Testing
4 1 (5.56%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 15 (83.33%) C#
2 7 (38.89%) SQL
3 4 (22.22%) VB
3 4 (22.22%) VB.NET
4 2 (11.11%) C++
4 2 (11.11%) VB6
4 2 (11.11%) VC++
5 1 (5.56%) Java
5 1 (5.56%) JavaScript
5 1 (5.56%) Scala
5 1 (5.56%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (11.11%) Security Cleared
2 1 (5.56%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.56%) Data Quality
Vendors
1 8 (44.44%) Oracle
2 3 (16.67%) IBM
3 2 (11.11%) Microsoft
4 1 (5.56%) DevExpress