The table below looks at the statistics for .NET skills in IT contracts advertised for the Preston region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited .NET over the 3 months to 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft .NET (dotNet)
Rank 16 14 3
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -11
Contract jobs citing .NET 3 11 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Preston 2.94% 11.46% 28.57%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 15.79% 68.75% 78.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 14
Average daily rate
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£388 £285 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+35.96% -5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £318 £270 £229
10% offered a daily rate of more than £458 £444 £317
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £40.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.00 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
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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
19 16 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Preston 18.63% 16.67% 36.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 5 19
Average daily rate £500 £270 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+85.18% -10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £270 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £813 £488 £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 0
Average hourly rate £41.01 £24.20 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+69.46% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.25 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+12.14% -

.NET
Jobs Demand Trend in Preston

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing .NET across the Preston region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 28 August 2015.

.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 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Preston 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 5 (62.50%) C#
2 4 (50.00%) SQL
2 4 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (50.00%) IIS
2 4 (50.00%) Windows
2 4 (50.00%) Web Services
2 4 (50.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (37.50%) .NET Framework
3 3 (37.50%) Security Cleared
3 3 (37.50%) Relational Database
3 3 (37.50%) Visual Studio
3 3 (37.50%) VB
4 2 (25.00%) T-SQL
4 2 (25.00%) HTML
4 2 (25.00%) XML
4 2 (25.00%) BizTalk Server
4 2 (25.00%) SharePoint
4 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (25.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (25.00%) Software Engineering
4 2 (25.00%) Web Development
4 2 (25.00%) Degree
4 2 (25.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 2 (25.00%) SC Cleared
5 1 (12.50%) BC Cleared
5 1 (12.50%) WPF
5 1 (12.50%) Silverlight
5 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
5 1 (12.50%) Ruby
5 1 (12.50%) Dynamics CRM

.NET
Top Related IT Skills in Preston by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Preston 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 4 (50.00%) IIS
2 2 (25.00%) SharePoint
2 2 (25.00%) BizTalk Server
Business Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (12.50%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (50.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 4 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (37.50%) Relational Database
3 2 (25.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (25.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (12.50%) Oracle Database
4 1 (12.50%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 3 (37.50%) Visual Studio
2 1 (12.50%) Rational DOORS
General
1 1 (12.50%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 7 (87.50%) Developer
2 3 (37.50%) .NET Developer
3 2 (25.00%) SQL Developer
4 1 (12.50%) Systems Support Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) BizTalk Developer
4 1 (12.50%) CRM Developer
4 1 (12.50%) Systems Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) Systems Support
4 1 (12.50%) Support Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) Java Developer
4 1 (12.50%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (50.00%) Web Services
2 3 (37.50%) .NET Framework
3 2 (25.00%) XML
3 2 (25.00%) HTML
4 1 (12.50%) CSS
4 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
4 1 (12.50%) WPF
4 1 (12.50%) Silverlight
4 1 (12.50%) Entity Framework
4 1 (12.50%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Management Information System
1 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 4 (50.00%) Windows
2 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (12.50%) UNIX
3 1 (12.50%) Linux
3 1 (12.50%) Mac OS X
3 1 (12.50%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (25.00%) Software Engineering
1 2 (25.00%) Web Development
2 1 (12.50%) UML
2 1 (12.50%) CRM
2 1 (12.50%) MVC
2 1 (12.50%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 5 (62.50%) C#
2 4 (50.00%) SQL
3 3 (37.50%) VB
4 2 (25.00%) T-SQL
5 1 (12.50%) VB.NET
5 1 (12.50%) Python
5 1 (12.50%) VB6
5 1 (12.50%) Ruby
5 1 (12.50%) C++
5 1 (12.50%) Java
5 1 (12.50%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 3 (37.50%) Security Cleared
2 2 (25.00%) Degree
2 2 (25.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (12.50%) BC Cleared
Vendors
1 1 (12.50%) Oracle
1 1 (12.50%) IBM
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft
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