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 17 September 2014 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
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft .NET (dotNet)
Rank 10 5 23
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +18
Contract jobs citing .NET 14 14 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Preston 14.00% 24.14% 4.62%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 87.50% 77.78% 12.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 10 6
Average daily rate
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£503 £306 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+64.08% +2.08%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £219 £244
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £321 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £34.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+10.29% -
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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
16 18 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Preston 16.00% 31.03% 36.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 14 44
Average daily rate £500 £308 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+62.60% -23.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £220 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £551 £325 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £33.34 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +7.69%

.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 17 September 2014.

.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 17 September 2014, 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 23 (67.65%) C#
2 22 (64.71%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (47.06%) TDD
4 15 (44.12%) Unit Testing
5 14 (41.18%) WPF
5 14 (41.18%) Sybase
6 13 (38.24%) SQL Server
7 12 (35.29%) VB.NET
7 12 (35.29%) Scrum
7 12 (35.29%) Team Foundation Server
8 10 (29.41%) WebSphere
8 10 (29.41%) J2EE
8 10 (29.41%) Java
8 10 (29.41%) Tomcat
9 9 (26.47%) Hibernate
10 8 (23.53%) SQL
11 7 (20.59%) JavaScript
11 7 (20.59%) IIS
11 7 (20.59%) Microsoft
11 7 (20.59%) Inversion of Control
11 7 (20.59%) MVVM
12 6 (17.65%) CSS
12 6 (17.65%) VB
13 5 (14.71%) HTML
13 5 (14.71%) MySQL
13 5 (14.71%) Oracle
13 5 (14.71%) WebLogic
13 5 (14.71%) Servlets
13 5 (14.71%) Struts
13 5 (14.71%) XML

.NET
Top Related IT Skills in Preston by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, 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 (29.41%) WebSphere
1 10 (29.41%) Tomcat
2 7 (20.59%) IIS
3 5 (14.71%) WebLogic
3 5 (14.71%) Apache
3 5 (14.71%) MQSeries
3 5 (14.71%) CMS
3 5 (14.71%) Jetty
3 5 (14.71%) Escenic
3 5 (14.71%) Adobe CQ
3 5 (14.71%) nginx
4 1 (2.94%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (2.94%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (8.82%) Amazon EC2
1 3 (8.82%) Google App Engine
1 3 (8.82%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (2.94%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (14.71%) SSL
1 5 (14.71%) HTTP
1 5 (14.71%) TCP/IP
2 3 (8.82%) IPsec
2 3 (8.82%) DHCP
2 3 (8.82%) FTP
2 3 (8.82%) DNS
3 2 (5.88%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (38.24%) SQL Server
2 5 (14.71%) MySQL
2 5 (14.71%) Big Data
2 5 (14.71%) Hadoop
3 4 (11.76%) Crystal Reports
4 3 (8.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (8.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 12 (35.29%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (14.71%) Jenkins
General
1 5 (14.71%) Finance
2 1 (2.94%) Telecoms
2 1 (2.94%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 28 (82.35%) Developer
2 17 (50.00%) .NET Developer
3 7 (20.59%) Software Developer
4 6 (17.65%) SQL Developer
4 6 (17.65%) Analyst
5 5 (14.71%) Java Developer
5 5 (14.71%) Senior Analyst
5 5 (14.71%) Senior Developer
5 5 (14.71%) Programmer
5 5 (14.71%) Java Programmer
5 5 (14.71%) Senior Java Developer
5 5 (14.71%) Developer Analyst
5 5 (14.71%) C# Developer
5 5 (14.71%) Senior Programmer
5 5 (14.71%) Senior Java Programmer
5 5 (14.71%) C# .NET Developer
6 4 (11.76%) .NET Software Developer
6 4 (11.76%) C# Software Developer
7 3 (8.82%) VB6 Developer
7 3 (8.82%) VB.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (41.18%) WPF
2 10 (29.41%) J2EE
3 9 (26.47%) Hibernate
4 6 (17.65%) CSS
5 5 (14.71%) HTML
5 5 (14.71%) Servlets
5 5 (14.71%) Struts
5 5 (14.71%) XML
5 5 (14.71%) ASP.NET
5 5 (14.71%) EJB
5 5 (14.71%) Java RMI
5 5 (14.71%) LAMP
5 5 (14.71%) Spring
5 5 (14.71%) JSF
5 5 (14.71%) Ruby on Rails
5 5 (14.71%) Ajax
5 5 (14.71%) jQuery
5 5 (14.71%) CSS3
5 5 (14.71%) HTML5
6 4 (11.76%) Classic ASP
Miscellaneous
1 7 (20.59%) Inversion of Control
2 3 (8.82%) Open Source
3 1 (2.94%) NHS
3 1 (2.94%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 5 (14.71%) Linux
2 1 (2.94%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (64.71%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (47.06%) TDD
3 15 (44.12%) Unit Testing
4 12 (35.29%) Scrum
5 7 (20.59%) MVVM
6 5 (14.71%) UML
6 5 (14.71%) OOP
6 5 (14.71%) OOA/OOD
6 5 (14.71%) RUP
6 5 (14.71%) Configuration Management
6 5 (14.71%) OOD
6 5 (14.71%) Continuous Integration
6 5 (14.71%) BDD
6 5 (14.71%) Mentoring
7 4 (11.76%) Waterfall
7 4 (11.76%) Automated Testing
8 3 (8.82%) CRM
9 2 (5.88%) DevOps
10 1 (2.94%) ERP
10 1 (2.94%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 23 (67.65%) C#
2 12 (35.29%) VB.NET
3 10 (29.41%) Java
4 8 (23.53%) SQL
5 7 (20.59%) JavaScript
6 6 (17.65%) VB
7 5 (14.71%) Scala
8 3 (8.82%) VBScript
8 3 (8.82%) VB6
9 2 (5.88%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (5.88%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.94%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (14.71%) QA
System Software
1 3 (8.82%) Xen
1 3 (8.82%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (8.82%) Puppet
Vendors
1 14 (41.18%) Sybase
2 7 (20.59%) Microsoft
3 5 (14.71%) Oracle
3 5 (14.71%) JBoss
4 3 (8.82%) VMware
4 3 (8.82%) Google
5 1 (2.94%) webMethods
5 1 (2.94%) Dell