The median contractor rate for a .NET Developer was £273 per day in advertised job vacancies in Cheshire during the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

.NET Developer
North West / Cheshire
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 49 54 45
Rank change year-on-year +5 -9  
Contract jobs requiring a .NET Developer 6 26 28
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 1.12% 2.65% 3.27%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.18% 2.86% 3.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 21 17
Median daily rate £273 £350 £315
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -22.14% +11.11%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £325 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £336 £410 £408
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year +3.70% +3.84%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.25 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year -11.33% +7.14%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
Cheshire
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 508 909 815
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 95.13% 92.66% 95.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 353 584 482
Median daily rate £400 £400 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -3.03%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £250 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 38 60
Median hourly rate £20.00 £14.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +42.85% -37.77%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.15 £11.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.92 £27.37 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.63 £17.00
% change year-on-year -10.82% +15.44%  

.NET Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cheshire that featured .NET Developer in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for .NET Developer in Cheshire

.NET Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing .NET Developer in Cheshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for .NET Developer in Cheshire

.NET Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing .NET Developer in Cheshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for .NET Developer in Cheshire

.NET Developer
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing .NET Developer within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 28 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Knutsford +12 1 £325 -23.52% 3
Chester 0 1 £220 -37.14% 5
Crewe - 1 - - 4
.NET Developer
North West

.NET Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 28 March 2017, .NET Developer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Cheshire region featuring .NET Developer in the job title.

1 19 (100.00%) .NET
2 16 (84.21%) C#
3 14 (73.68%) JavaScript
4 13 (68.42%) .NET Framework
5 12 (63.16%) ASP.NET
5 12 (63.16%) MVC
6 10 (52.63%) SQL Server
6 10 (52.63%) Entity Framework
7 8 (42.11%) ASP.NET MVC
7 8 (42.11%) AngularJS
8 7 (36.84%) ASP.NET Web API
8 7 (36.84%) Agile Software Development
8 7 (36.84%) CSS
8 7 (36.84%) HTML
9 6 (31.58%) SQL
10 4 (21.05%) Scrum
10 4 (21.05%) Visual Studio
10 4 (21.05%) TDD
10 4 (21.05%) jQuery
10 4 (21.05%) ASP.NET MVC 5
11 3 (15.79%) Ninject
11 3 (15.79%) Umbraco
11 3 (15.79%) NUnit
11 3 (15.79%) Git (software)
11 3 (15.79%) Microsoft
11 3 (15.79%) Project Management
12 2 (10.53%) CMS
12 2 (10.53%) E-Commerce
12 2 (10.53%) T-SQL
12 2 (10.53%) RESTful

.NET Developer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire 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:

Application Platforms
1 3 (15.79%) Umbraco
2 2 (10.53%) CMS
2 2 (10.53%) Sitecore CMS
3 1 (5.26%) Content Management Server
3 1 (5.26%) EPiServer
Business Applications
1 1 (5.26%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (52.63%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.26%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (5.26%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 4 (21.05%) Visual Studio
2 3 (15.79%) Git (software)
2 3 (15.79%) NUnit
3 2 (10.53%) Jasmine
3 2 (10.53%) Moq
4 1 (5.26%) Bower
4 1 (5.26%) gulp
4 1 (5.26%) Jenkins
4 1 (5.26%) Karma Test Runner
4 1 (5.26%) Team Foundation Server
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (100.00%) .NET
2 13 (68.42%) .NET Framework
3 12 (63.16%) ASP.NET
4 10 (52.63%) Entity Framework
5 8 (42.11%) AngularJS
5 8 (42.11%) ASP.NET MVC
6 7 (36.84%) ASP.NET Web API
6 7 (36.84%) CSS
6 7 (36.84%) HTML
7 4 (21.05%) ASP.NET MVC 5
7 4 (21.05%) jQuery
8 3 (15.79%) Ninject
9 2 (10.53%) CSS3
9 2 (10.53%) HTML5
9 2 (10.53%) RESTful
9 2 (10.53%) WCF
9 2 (10.53%) WPF
10 1 (5.26%) AutoMapper
10 1 (5.26%) NHibernate
10 1 (5.26%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.53%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (5.26%) iPad
2 1 (5.26%) Mobile App
2 1 (5.26%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.26%) Android
1 1 (5.26%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (63.16%) MVC
2 7 (36.84%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (21.05%) Scrum
3 4 (21.05%) TDD
4 3 (15.79%) Project Management
5 2 (10.53%) BDD
5 2 (10.53%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (10.53%) E-Commerce
5 2 (10.53%) Inversion of Control
5 2 (10.53%) Microservices
5 2 (10.53%) Web Development
6 1 (5.26%) Agile Project Management
6 1 (5.26%) Android Development
6 1 (5.26%) Continuous Deployment
6 1 (5.26%) CRM
6 1 (5.26%) Dependency Injection
6 1 (5.26%) iOS Development
6 1 (5.26%) Mobile Application Development
6 1 (5.26%) Responsive Web Design
6 1 (5.26%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 16 (84.21%) C#
2 14 (73.68%) JavaScript
3 6 (31.58%) SQL
4 2 (10.53%) T-SQL
5 1 (5.26%) C++
5 1 (5.26%) COBOL
5 1 (5.26%) PL/SQL
5 1 (5.26%) TypeScript
5 1 (5.26%) VB.NET
Vendors
1 3 (15.79%) Microsoft
2 2 (10.53%) Sitecore
3 1 (5.26%) Xamarin