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 13 February 2016 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
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft .NET (dotNet)
Rank 6 9 13
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +4
Contract jobs citing .NET 11 11 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Preston 14.86% 11.58% 6.15%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 47.83% 44.00% 44.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 10 1
Average daily rate £210 £200 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -38.46%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
Average hourly rate £37.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £32.25 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+24.03% -5.14%
.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
23 25 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Preston 31.08% 26.32% 13.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 17 4
Average daily rate £300 £200 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% -46.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £200 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £311 £388 £427
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 1 0
Average hourly rate £37.50 £32.54 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.24% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.25 £34.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year
+15.44% +3.03%

.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 13 February 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 13 February 2016, 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 18 (90.00%) C#
2 15 (75.00%) Visual Studio
3 13 (65.00%) SQL Server
4 10 (50.00%) ASP.NET
5 9 (45.00%) SQL Server 2008
6 8 (40.00%) SQL
7 7 (35.00%) .NET Framework
8 6 (30.00%) Team Foundation Server
9 5 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
9 5 (25.00%) TDD
9 5 (25.00%) Oracle
9 5 (25.00%) XML
10 4 (20.00%) XSD
10 4 (20.00%) XSLT
10 4 (20.00%) Windows
10 4 (20.00%) ClearCase
10 4 (20.00%) VB.NET
10 4 (20.00%) WinForms
10 4 (20.00%) WPF
10 4 (20.00%) Software Engineering
10 4 (20.00%) Entity Framework
10 4 (20.00%) SOLID
10 4 (20.00%) Project Planning
11 3 (15.00%) jQuery
11 3 (15.00%) HTML5
11 3 (15.00%) Oracle Database
11 3 (15.00%) MVC
11 3 (15.00%) Finance
11 3 (15.00%) HTML
12 2 (10.00%) T-SQL

.NET
Top Related IT Skills in Preston by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 1 (5.00%) Node.js
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (65.00%) SQL Server
2 9 (45.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (15.00%) Oracle Database
4 2 (10.00%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (5.00%) RDBMS
5 1 (5.00%) Relational Database
5 1 (5.00%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (5.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (5.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 15 (75.00%) Visual Studio
2 6 (30.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (20.00%) ClearCase
4 2 (10.00%) Rational Robot
5 1 (5.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (5.00%) Balsamiq Mockups
5 1 (5.00%) Bower
5 1 (5.00%) Git (software)
5 1 (5.00%) gulp
5 1 (5.00%) InstallShield
5 1 (5.00%) JIRA
5 1 (5.00%) NuGet
5 1 (5.00%) Rational DOORS
General
1 3 (15.00%) Finance
2 2 (10.00%) Avionics
2 2 (10.00%) Manufacturing
2 2 (10.00%) Military
3 1 (5.00%) Banking
3 1 (5.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 18 (90.00%) Developer
2 9 (45.00%) C# Developer
3 5 (25.00%) .NET Developer
4 4 (20.00%) Software Developer
5 3 (15.00%) SQL Developer
6 1 (5.00%) Administrator
6 1 (5.00%) Analyst
6 1 (5.00%) Analyst Programmer
6 1 (5.00%) ASP.NET Developer
6 1 (5.00%) C# Software Developer
6 1 (5.00%) Programmer
6 1 (5.00%) Senior Analyst
6 1 (5.00%) Senior Analyst Programmer
6 1 (5.00%) Senior Programme Analyst
6 1 (5.00%) Senior Programmer
6 1 (5.00%) Support Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) Systems Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) Systems Support
6 1 (5.00%) Systems Support Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) VB.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (50.00%) ASP.NET
2 7 (35.00%) .NET Framework
3 5 (25.00%) XML
4 4 (20.00%) Entity Framework
4 4 (20.00%) WinForms
4 4 (20.00%) WPF
4 4 (20.00%) XSD
4 4 (20.00%) XSLT
5 3 (15.00%) HTML
5 3 (15.00%) HTML5
5 3 (15.00%) jQuery
6 1 (5.00%) Ajax
6 1 (5.00%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (5.00%) ASP.NET MVC 4
6 1 (5.00%) CSS
6 1 (5.00%) CSS3
6 1 (5.00%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (5.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 4 (20.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (25.00%) TDD
2 4 (20.00%) Project Planning
2 4 (20.00%) Software Engineering
2 4 (20.00%) SOLID
3 3 (15.00%) MVC
4 2 (10.00%) Programme Management
4 2 (10.00%) Unit Testing
5 1 (5.00%) B2B
5 1 (5.00%) Data Migration
5 1 (5.00%) E-Commerce
5 1 (5.00%) Facilities Management
5 1 (5.00%) Front End Development
5 1 (5.00%) Kanban
5 1 (5.00%) Migration
5 1 (5.00%) Scrum
5 1 (5.00%) Test Scripting
5 1 (5.00%) UML
Programming Languages
1 18 (90.00%) C#
2 8 (40.00%) SQL
3 4 (20.00%) VB.NET
4 2 (10.00%) T-SQL
4 2 (10.00%) VB
4 2 (10.00%) VB6
Qualifications
1 1 (5.00%) Degree
1 1 (5.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.00%) Data Quality
Vendors
1 5 (25.00%) Oracle
2 1 (5.00%) DevExpress
2 1 (5.00%) IBM
2 1 (5.00%) Microsoft