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 6 March 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
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft .NET (dotNet)
Rank 10 13 10
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -3
Contract jobs citing .NET 8 4 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Preston 9.30% 5.41% 8.33%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 34.78% 36.36% 35.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 2 5
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£200 £338 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-40.74% +12.50%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £34.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
- -2.85%
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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
23 11 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Preston 26.74% 14.86% 23.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 6 14
Average daily rate £200 £375 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-46.66% +25.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £32.54 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.25 £33.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.81% -5.71%

.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 6 March 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 6 March 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 14 (73.68%) C#
2 13 (68.42%) HTML
2 13 (68.42%) JavaScript
3 12 (63.16%) SQL
3 12 (63.16%) Oracle
3 12 (63.16%) SQL Server
3 12 (63.16%) CSS
3 12 (63.16%) Telecoms
4 11 (57.89%) MVC
4 11 (57.89%) PL/SQL
4 11 (57.89%) HTML5
5 10 (52.63%) Oracle Database 11g
5 10 (52.63%) CSS3
5 10 (52.63%) PhoneGap
5 10 (52.63%) Oracle Database
5 10 (52.63%) Visual Studio
5 10 (52.63%) Classic ASP
5 10 (52.63%) Umbraco
6 7 (36.84%) ASP.NET
7 5 (26.32%) Java
8 4 (21.05%) Microsoft
9 3 (15.79%) Servlets
9 3 (15.79%) Linux
9 3 (15.79%) Apache
9 3 (15.79%) Tomcat
9 3 (15.79%) DHCP
9 3 (15.79%) FTP
9 3 (15.79%) HTTP
9 3 (15.79%) TCP/IP
9 3 (15.79%) DNS

.NET
Top Related IT Skills in Preston by Category

For the 6 months to 6 March 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 10 (52.63%) Umbraco
2 3 (15.79%) nginx
2 3 (15.79%) IIS
2 3 (15.79%) Apache
2 3 (15.79%) Tomcat
2 3 (15.79%) WebSphere
2 3 (15.79%) Jetty
Applications
1 2 (10.53%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (15.79%) Cloud Computing
1 3 (15.79%) Amazon EC2
1 3 (15.79%) Google App Engine
1 3 (15.79%) Google Cloud Platform
2 1 (5.26%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (15.79%) DHCP
1 3 (15.79%) FTP
1 3 (15.79%) HTTP
1 3 (15.79%) TCP/IP
1 3 (15.79%) DNS
1 3 (15.79%) SSL
1 3 (15.79%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (63.16%) SQL Server
2 10 (52.63%) Oracle Database 11g
2 10 (52.63%) Oracle Database
3 1 (5.26%) Relational Database
3 1 (5.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (5.26%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 10 (52.63%) Visual Studio
2 3 (15.79%) Jenkins
General
1 12 (63.16%) Telecoms
2 1 (5.26%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 5 (26.32%) Developer
2 1 (5.26%) Analyst
2 1 (5.26%) Systems Engineer
2 1 (5.26%) Applications Developer
2 1 (5.26%) Senior Developer
2 1 (5.26%) Senior Systems Engineer
2 1 (5.26%) Applications Support
2 1 (5.26%) Senior Analyst
2 1 (5.26%) .NET Developer
2 1 (5.26%) C# Developer
2 1 (5.26%) Technical Engineer
2 1 (5.26%) PHP Developer
2 1 (5.26%) Developer Analyst
2 1 (5.26%) Technical Leader
2 1 (5.26%) Business Intelligence Developer
2 1 (5.26%) C# .NET Developer
2 1 (5.26%) PHP MySQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (68.42%) HTML
2 12 (63.16%) CSS
3 11 (57.89%) HTML5
4 10 (52.63%) CSS3
4 10 (52.63%) PhoneGap
4 10 (52.63%) Classic ASP
5 7 (36.84%) ASP.NET
6 3 (15.79%) J2EE
6 3 (15.79%) Servlets
7 1 (5.26%) SOAP
7 1 (5.26%) WinForms
7 1 (5.26%) Ruby on Rails
7 1 (5.26%) jQuery
7 1 (5.26%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.79%) Open Source
2 1 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.26%) N-Tier
2 1 (5.26%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 3 (15.79%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (57.89%) MVC
2 3 (15.79%) Automated Testing
2 3 (15.79%) Configuration Management
2 3 (15.79%) Unit Testing
2 3 (15.79%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (10.53%) Web Development
3 2 (10.53%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (5.26%) Data Analysis
4 1 (5.26%) Project Management
4 1 (5.26%) ERP
4 1 (5.26%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (5.26%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 14 (73.68%) C#
2 13 (68.42%) JavaScript
3 12 (63.16%) SQL
4 11 (57.89%) PL/SQL
5 5 (26.32%) Java
6 2 (10.53%) VB.NET
7 1 (5.26%) VBA
7 1 (5.26%) VB6
7 1 (5.26%) Ruby
7 1 (5.26%) PHP
7 1 (5.26%) VB
Qualifications
1 1 (5.26%) VCP4
System Software
1 3 (15.79%) Xen
1 3 (15.79%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (15.79%) Puppet
Vendors
1 12 (63.16%) Oracle
2 4 (21.05%) Microsoft
3 3 (15.79%) VMware
3 3 (15.79%) Google
4 1 (5.26%) Citrix
4 1 (5.26%) Business Objects