Period
to 14 November 2018

The median contractor rate for a .NET Developer was £380 per day in advertised job vacancies in Cheshire during the 6 months to 14 November 2018.

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
6 months to
14 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 54 48 49
Rank change year-on-year -6 +1 +17
Contract jobs requiring a .NET Developer 41 43 52
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 3.15% 3.20% 3.49%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.31% 3.34% 3.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 35 41
Cheshire median daily rate £380 £335 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.43% +3.08% -4.41%
10th Percentile £307 £275 £213
90th Percentile £438 £460 £388
North West median daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +3.57% - +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Cheshire median hourly rate £45.00 - -
North West median hourly rate £45.00 £50.00 £40.50
% change year-on-year -10.00% +23.46% -4.71%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
Cheshire
Contract vacancies in Cheshire with a recognized job title 1,238 1,289 1,399
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.08% 95.91% 94.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 814 902 1,012
Cheshire median daily rate £400 £409 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.14% +2.19% -3.03%
10th Percentile £268 £263 £235
90th Percentile £538 £612 £600
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 89 57 51
Cheshire median hourly rate £17.50 £13.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +34.62% -13.33% -11.76%
10th Percentile £12.90 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £40.50 £33.80 £33.75
North West median hourly rate £19.25 £17.50 £16.22
% change year-on-year +10.00% +7.92% -21.86%

.NET Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

Job postings that featured .NET Developer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cheshire.

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 Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing .NET Developer in Cheshire over the 6 months to 14 November 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 6 months to 14 November 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Chester +12 23 £375 +15.38% 7
Warrington -3 7 £400 +10.34% 7
Knutsford -7 2 £350 +12.00% 2
Alderley Edge - 2 £225 -
Crewe -17 1 £525 +31.25% 4
Macclesfield - 1 £350 - 1
Northwich - 1 £385 - 2
.NET Developer
North West

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

For the 6 months to 14 November 2018, .NET Developer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Cheshire region featuring .NET Developer in the job title.

1 41 (100.00%) .NET
2 38 (92.68%) C#
3 27 (65.85%) MVC
4 21 (51.22%) .NET Framework
5 20 (48.78%) SQL Server
6 19 (46.34%) ASP.NET
7 15 (36.59%) Agile Software Development
7 15 (36.59%) JavaScript
8 14 (34.15%) SQL
8 14 (34.15%) Entity Framework
9 13 (31.71%) Microsoft
10 11 (26.83%) ASP.NET MVC
11 10 (24.39%) ASP.NET Web API
12 8 (19.51%) AngularJS
13 7 (17.07%) CSS
13 7 (17.07%) TDD
14 6 (14.63%) Software Engineering
14 6 (14.63%) .NET Core
14 6 (14.63%) Unit Testing
15 5 (12.20%) Microsoft Azure
15 5 (12.20%) BDD
15 5 (12.20%) Enterprise Software
15 5 (12.20%) Pair Programming
15 5 (12.20%) Web Services
15 5 (12.20%) Visual Studio
16 4 (9.76%) HTML
16 4 (9.76%) Domain-Driven Design
16 4 (9.76%) Visual Studio Team System
17 3 (7.32%) jQuery
17 3 (7.32%) SQL Server Integration Services

.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 2 (4.88%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.44%) CMS
2 1 (2.44%) OpenStack
2 1 (2.44%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 1 (2.44%) CATIA
Business Applications
1 2 (4.88%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (2.44%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (12.20%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (7.32%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (48.78%) SQL Server
2 3 (7.32%) Relational Database
2 3 (7.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 3 (7.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (4.88%) Crystal Reports
3 2 (4.88%) DB2
4 1 (2.44%) NoSQL
4 1 (2.44%) QlikView
4 1 (2.44%) RDBMS
4 1 (2.44%) Redis
4 1 (2.44%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (2.44%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (2.44%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 5 (12.20%) Visual Studio
2 4 (9.76%) Visual Studio Team System
3 2 (4.88%) Git (software)
3 2 (4.88%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (4.88%) TeamCity
4 1 (2.44%) gulp
4 1 (2.44%) Octopus Deploy
4 1 (2.44%) Plastic SCM
4 1 (2.44%) SpecFlow
4 1 (2.44%) Subversion
4 1 (2.44%) webpack
General
1 1 (2.44%) Automotive
1 1 (2.44%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (100.00%) .NET
2 21 (51.22%) .NET Framework
3 19 (46.34%) ASP.NET
4 14 (34.15%) Entity Framework
5 11 (26.83%) ASP.NET MVC
6 10 (24.39%) ASP.NET Web API
7 8 (19.51%) AngularJS
8 7 (17.07%) CSS
9 6 (14.63%) .NET Core
10 5 (12.20%) Web Services
11 4 (9.76%) HTML
12 3 (7.32%) jQuery
12 3 (7.32%) REST
12 3 (7.32%) WinForms
13 2 (4.88%) ASP.NET Core
13 2 (4.88%) HTML5
13 2 (4.88%) WCF
14 1 (2.44%) OAuth
14 1 (2.44%) Universal Windows Platform
14 1 (2.44%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 5 (12.20%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (4.88%) Computer Science
2 2 (4.88%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (2.44%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.44%) Mainframe
3 1 (2.44%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.44%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.44%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (65.85%) MVC
2 15 (36.59%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (17.07%) TDD
4 6 (14.63%) Software Engineering
4 6 (14.63%) Unit Testing
5 5 (12.20%) BDD
5 5 (12.20%) Pair Programming
6 4 (9.76%) Domain-Driven Design
7 3 (7.32%) OOP
7 3 (7.32%) Scrum
7 3 (7.32%) SDLC
8 2 (4.88%) DevOps
8 2 (4.88%) E-Commerce
8 2 (4.88%) Microservices
8 2 (4.88%) OO
8 2 (4.88%) Static Code Analysis
8 2 (4.88%) Test Automation
8 2 (4.88%) Web Development
9 1 (2.44%) Data Transformation
9 1 (2.44%) Mobile Development
Programming Languages
1 38 (92.68%) C#
2 15 (36.59%) JavaScript
3 14 (34.15%) SQL
4 2 (4.88%) TypeScript
4 2 (4.88%) VB.NET
5 1 (2.44%) Java
5 1 (2.44%) PHP
5 1 (2.44%) Python
5 1 (2.44%) T-SQL
5 1 (2.44%) VB
Qualifications
1 2 (4.88%) Degree
2 1 (2.44%) Computer Science Degree
System Software
1 1 (2.44%) Docker
Vendors
1 13 (31.71%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.44%) Oracle
2 1 (2.44%) Teradata
2 1 (2.44%) Xamarin