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 10 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
10 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft .NET (dotNet)
Rank 3 5 11
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +6
Contract jobs citing .NET 10 13 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Preston 21.28% 13.54% 9.71%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 62.50% 52.00% 52.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 12 7
Median daily rate £270 £210 £200
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.57% +5.00%
UK excluding London median daily rate £355 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+1.42% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £40.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £32.25
% change year-on-year
- +24.03%
.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
16 25 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Preston 34.04% 26.04% 18.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 15 13
Median daily rate £280 £210 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -40.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £190 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £405 £325 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 0
Median hourly rate £38.50 £47.33 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.65% -
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 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 10 December 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 10 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 Preston region with a requirement for .NET.

1 15 (83.33%) C#
2 9 (50.00%) SQL Server
3 8 (44.44%) HTML
3 8 (44.44%) SQL
3 8 (44.44%) ASP.NET
3 8 (44.44%) Microsoft
3 8 (44.44%) WinForms
4 7 (38.89%) Visual Studio
5 6 (33.33%) XML
5 6 (33.33%) Finance
5 6 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
6 5 (27.78%) Banking
6 5 (27.78%) .NET Framework
6 5 (27.78%) Telecoms
7 4 (22.22%) Manufacturing
7 4 (22.22%) MVC
7 4 (22.22%) Software Engineering
7 4 (22.22%) CSS
7 4 (22.22%) VB.NET
7 4 (22.22%) Oracle
7 4 (22.22%) JavaScript
7 4 (22.22%) ASP.NET MVC
7 4 (22.22%) HTML5
8 3 (16.67%) Entity Framework
8 3 (16.67%) RESTful
8 3 (16.67%) WPF
8 3 (16.67%) SQL Server 2008
8 3 (16.67%) Relational Database
8 3 (16.67%) AngularJS

.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:

Applications
1 3 (16.67%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (5.56%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (16.67%) Relational Database
2 3 (16.67%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (16.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (11.11%) Oracle Database
3 2 (11.11%) RDBMS
4 1 (5.56%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (5.56%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (5.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 7 (38.89%) Visual Studio
2 6 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (16.67%) ClearCase
3 3 (16.67%) Rational Robot
4 2 (11.11%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 1 (5.56%) Rational DOORS
General
1 6 (33.33%) Finance
2 5 (27.78%) Banking
2 5 (27.78%) Telecoms
3 4 (22.22%) Manufacturing
4 1 (5.56%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 14 (77.78%) Developer
2 10 (55.56%) .NET Developer
3 4 (22.22%) C# Developer
4 3 (16.67%) Analyst
4 3 (16.67%) Business Analyst
4 3 (16.67%) Software Developer
5 2 (11.11%) .NET Software Developer
5 2 (11.11%) .NET Web Developer
5 2 (11.11%) ASP.NET Developer
5 2 (11.11%) C# .NET Developer
5 2 (11.11%) C# Software Developer
5 2 (11.11%) Web Developer
6 1 (5.56%) C# WPF Developer
6 1 (5.56%) CRM Developer
6 1 (5.56%) Dynamics CRM Developer
6 1 (5.56%) Full Stack Developer
6 1 (5.56%) Network Systems Engineer
6 1 (5.56%) Senior .NET Software Developer
6 1 (5.56%) Senior C# Software Developer
6 1 (5.56%) Senior WPF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (44.44%) ASP.NET
1 8 (44.44%) HTML
1 8 (44.44%) WinForms
2 6 (33.33%) XML
3 5 (27.78%) .NET Framework
4 4 (22.22%) ASP.NET MVC
4 4 (22.22%) CSS
4 4 (22.22%) HTML5
5 3 (16.67%) AngularJS
5 3 (16.67%) Entity Framework
5 3 (16.67%) RESTful
5 3 (16.67%) Web Services
5 3 (16.67%) WPF
5 3 (16.67%) XSD
5 3 (16.67%) XSLT
6 2 (11.11%) Ajax
6 2 (11.11%) ASP.NET MVC 4
6 2 (11.11%) jQuery
6 2 (11.11%) SOAP
6 2 (11.11%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.56%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 3 (16.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (22.22%) MVC
2 4 (22.22%) Software Engineering
3 3 (16.67%) Business Analysis
4 2 (11.11%) OO
4 2 (11.11%) OOD
4 2 (11.11%) SOLID
4 2 (11.11%) TDD
4 2 (11.11%) Unit Testing
4 2 (11.11%) Web Development
5 1 (5.56%) CRM
5 1 (5.56%) Front End Development
5 1 (5.56%) Programme Management
5 1 (5.56%) UML
Programming Languages
1 15 (83.33%) C#
2 8 (44.44%) SQL
3 4 (22.22%) JavaScript
3 4 (22.22%) VB.NET
4 3 (16.67%) T-SQL
4 3 (16.67%) VB
4 3 (16.67%) VB6
5 1 (5.56%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 2 (11.11%) Degree
1 2 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (11.11%) SC Cleared
1 2 (11.11%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 8 (44.44%) Microsoft
2 4 (22.22%) Oracle
3 2 (11.11%) Telerik
4 1 (5.56%) IBM