Period
to 23 May 2018

The median contractor rate for a .NET Developer was £350 per day in advertised job vacancies in Cheshire during the 6 months to 23 May 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
23 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 31 60 72
Rank change year-on-year +29 +12 -17
Contract jobs requiring a .NET Developer 74 24 49
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 5.73% 2.19% 2.49%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.93% 2.32% 2.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 18 41
Cheshire median daily rate £350 £338 £335
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.70% +0.75% +11.67%
10th Percentile £258 £212 £305
90th Percentile £396 £363 £425
North West median daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year +7.69% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Cheshire median hourly rate - £45.00 £20.78
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +116.55% -
North West median hourly rate - £45.00 £20.78
% change year-on-year - +116.55% -51.11%

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 1,247 1,036 1,838
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.52% 94.70% 93.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 790 707 1,209
Cheshire median daily rate £393 £400 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.88% -3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £238 £213 £257
90th Percentile £541 £525 £575
North West median daily rate £400 £388 £395
% change year-on-year +3.23% -1.90% +5.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 65 73 77
Cheshire median hourly rate £14.50 £19.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -23.68% +26.67% -15.49%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.25 £11.19
90th Percentile £37.50 £49.00 £34.75
North West median hourly rate £18.02 £20.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year -9.90% -4.76% +16.67%

.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 23 May 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 23 May 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 +13 21 £375 +36.49% 12
Crewe -10 5 £365 - 6
Knutsford -6 3 £350 +7.69% 4
Warrington -12 3 £350 -1.41% 12
Runcorn - 3 £330 - 1
Ellesmere Port - 2 £363 - 1
Wilmslow - 1 £325 - 4
Winsford - 1 £285 -
.NET Developer
North West

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

For the 6 months to 23 May 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 74 (100.00%) .NET
2 70 (94.59%) C#
3 41 (55.41%) ASP.NET
4 37 (50.00%) MVC
5 36 (48.65%) SQL Server
6 33 (44.59%) CSS
7 31 (41.89%) HTML
8 28 (37.84%) SQL
9 26 (35.14%) Agile Software Development
10 25 (33.78%) JavaScript
11 20 (27.03%) .NET Framework
11 20 (27.03%) AngularJS
12 18 (24.32%) Web Services
13 15 (20.27%) Entity Framework
14 14 (18.92%) Marketing
14 14 (18.92%) TDD
15 13 (17.57%) Visual Studio
15 13 (17.57%) ASP.NET MVC
16 11 (14.86%) Git (software)
17 10 (13.51%) Angular 2
18 9 (12.16%) Problem-Solving
18 9 (12.16%) ASP.NET Web API
18 9 (12.16%) Relational Database
18 9 (12.16%) Microsoft Azure
18 9 (12.16%) jQuery
18 9 (12.16%) NoSQL
19 8 (10.81%) Finance
19 8 (10.81%) .NET Core
20 7 (9.46%) Docker
20 7 (9.46%) Scrum

.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 (4.05%) NServiceBus
2 2 (2.70%) CMS
2 2 (2.70%) IIS
2 2 (2.70%) Umbraco
3 1 (1.35%) PegaRULES
3 1 (1.35%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (2.70%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (2.70%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 9 (12.16%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.35%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (48.65%) SQL Server
2 9 (12.16%) NoSQL
2 9 (12.16%) Relational Database
3 7 (9.46%) DB2
3 7 (9.46%) Redis
3 7 (9.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (5.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (4.05%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (1.35%) MySQL
6 1 (1.35%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 13 (17.57%) Visual Studio
2 11 (14.86%) Git (software)
3 6 (8.11%) Subversion
3 6 (8.11%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (4.05%) Octopus Deploy
4 3 (4.05%) Protractor
4 3 (4.05%) TeamCity
5 2 (2.70%) MSTest
5 2 (2.70%) NUnit
6 1 (1.35%) FxCop
6 1 (1.35%) Grunt
6 1 (1.35%) gulp
6 1 (1.35%) Jasmine
6 1 (1.35%) JIRA
6 1 (1.35%) MSBuild
6 1 (1.35%) ReSharper
6 1 (1.35%) SoapUI
6 1 (1.35%) SpecFlow
6 1 (1.35%) T4 Templates
General
1 14 (18.92%) Marketing
2 8 (10.81%) Finance
3 2 (2.70%) Advertising
3 2 (2.70%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 74 (100.00%) .NET
2 41 (55.41%) ASP.NET
3 33 (44.59%) CSS
4 31 (41.89%) HTML
5 20 (27.03%) .NET Framework
5 20 (27.03%) AngularJS
6 18 (24.32%) Web Services
7 15 (20.27%) Entity Framework
8 13 (17.57%) ASP.NET MVC
9 10 (13.51%) Angular 2
10 9 (12.16%) ASP.NET Web API
10 9 (12.16%) jQuery
11 8 (10.81%) .NET Core
12 5 (6.76%) CSS3
12 5 (6.76%) HTML5
13 4 (5.41%) LINQ
14 3 (4.05%) JSON
14 3 (4.05%) RESTful
14 3 (4.05%) WCF
15 2 (2.70%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 4 (5.41%) Mobile App
2 3 (4.05%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (4.05%) Data Centre
3 1 (1.35%) Credit Risk
3 1 (1.35%) DataPower
3 1 (1.35%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 1 (1.35%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (1.35%) N-Tier
3 1 (1.35%) User Experience
3 1 (1.35%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.35%) Windows
1 1 (1.35%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (50.00%) MVC
2 26 (35.14%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (18.92%) TDD
4 9 (12.16%) Problem-Solving
5 7 (9.46%) Business Intelligence
5 7 (9.46%) Project Management
5 7 (9.46%) Scrum
6 4 (5.41%) SOA
6 4 (5.41%) Software Engineering
6 4 (5.41%) Unit Testing
6 4 (5.41%) Web Development
7 3 (4.05%) Continuous Integration
7 3 (4.05%) CQRS
7 3 (4.05%) Mobile Application Development
7 3 (4.05%) OO
7 3 (4.05%) Server Building
7 3 (4.05%) SOLID
7 3 (4.05%) Test Automation
7 3 (4.05%) Workflow
8 2 (2.70%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 70 (94.59%) C#
2 28 (37.84%) SQL
3 25 (33.78%) JavaScript
4 5 (6.76%) T-SQL
4 5 (6.76%) TypeScript
5 3 (4.05%) VB.NET
5 3 (4.05%) VBA
6 1 (1.35%) Perl
6 1 (1.35%) PHP
6 1 (1.35%) Python
6 1 (1.35%) Ruby
6 1 (1.35%) VB
System Software
1 7 (9.46%) Docker
2 3 (4.05%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 1 (1.35%) CA Service Virtualization
1 1 (1.35%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 7 (9.46%) Microsoft
1 7 (9.46%) Teradata
2 5 (6.76%) Xamarin
3 1 (1.35%) CA
3 1 (1.35%) Oracle
3 1 (1.35%) Twitter