The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for .NET Framework skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited .NET Framework over the 3 months to 23 March 2017 with a comparison to the 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft .NET Framework
North West / Cheshire
Rank 45 59 59
Rank change year-on-year +14 0  
Contract jobs citing .NET Framework 6 22 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 1.13% 2.26% 1.61%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 4.03% 8.40% 5.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 12 12
Median daily rate £340 £316 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.50% -18.38%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £257 £310 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £380 £325 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £335 £350
% change year-on-year +4.47% -4.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £42.25 £38.75
% change year-on-year -31.36% +9.03%  

.NET Framework is in the industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
Cheshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 149 262 231
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 28.17% 26.90% 28.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 125 188 161
Median daily rate £420 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.38% +3.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £300 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £483 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 8 7
Median hourly rate £50.00 £27.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +81.81% +44.73%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £38.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.55%  

.NET Framework
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cheshire citing .NET Framework as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

Job vacancy trend for .NET Framework in Cheshire

.NET Framework
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for .NET Framework in Cheshire

.NET Framework
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing .NET Framework in Cheshire over the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for .NET Framework in Cheshire

.NET Framework
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for .NET Framework in Cheshire

.NET Framework
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 Framework within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 23 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
Warrington +22 2 £356 +9.61%
Chester +5 1 £220 - 6
.NET Framework
North West

.NET Framework
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 23 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing .NET Framework also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Cheshire region with a requirement for .NET Framework.

1 19 (100.00%) .NET
2 16 (84.21%) C#
3 12 (63.16%) ASP.NET
4 11 (57.89%) SQL Server
4 11 (57.89%) JavaScript
4 11 (57.89%) MVC
5 10 (52.63%) Entity Framework
6 9 (47.37%) Visual Studio
6 9 (47.37%) Agile Software Development
7 8 (42.11%) ASP.NET MVC
8 7 (36.84%) CSS
8 7 (36.84%) HTML
8 7 (36.84%) ASP.NET Web API
8 7 (36.84%) AngularJS
9 6 (31.58%) SQL
10 5 (26.32%) WPF
11 4 (21.05%) jQuery
11 4 (21.05%) SQL Server 2008
11 4 (21.05%) TDD
12 3 (15.79%) WinForms
12 3 (15.79%) WCF
12 3 (15.79%) Windows
12 3 (15.79%) Manufacturing
12 3 (15.79%) VB.NET
12 3 (15.79%) ETL
12 3 (15.79%) Microsoft
12 3 (15.79%) ASP.NET MVC 5
13 2 (10.53%) Microservices
13 2 (10.53%) Ninject
13 2 (10.53%) Moq

.NET Framework
Top Related 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 (10.53%) Umbraco
2 1 (5.26%) CMS
2 1 (5.26%) Sitecore CMS
Business Applications
1 1 (5.26%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (57.89%) SQL Server
2 4 (21.05%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (5.26%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 9 (47.37%) Visual Studio
2 2 (10.53%) Git (software)
2 2 (10.53%) Jasmine
2 2 (10.53%) Moq
2 2 (10.53%) NUnit
3 1 (5.26%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (5.26%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 3 (15.79%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 18 (94.74%) Developer
2 13 (68.42%) .NET Developer
3 10 (52.63%) C# Developer
4 6 (31.58%) C# .NET Developer
5 3 (15.79%) ASP.NET Developer
6 2 (10.53%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 2 (10.53%) Senior .NET Developer
6 2 (10.53%) Senior C# .NET Developer
6 2 (10.53%) Senior C# Developer
6 2 (10.53%) Senior Developer
7 1 (5.26%) Angular Developer
7 1 (5.26%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
7 1 (5.26%) CRM Developer
7 1 (5.26%) Dynamics CRM Developer
7 1 (5.26%) Full Stack Developer
7 1 (5.26%) Senior C# ASP.NET Developer
7 1 (5.26%) Senior PL/SQL Developer
7 1 (5.26%) Senior SQL Developer
7 1 (5.26%) Software Engineer
7 1 (5.26%) Umbraco Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (100.00%) .NET
2 12 (63.16%) ASP.NET
3 10 (52.63%) Entity Framework
4 8 (42.11%) ASP.NET MVC
5 7 (36.84%) AngularJS
5 7 (36.84%) ASP.NET Web API
5 7 (36.84%) CSS
5 7 (36.84%) HTML
6 5 (26.32%) WPF
7 4 (21.05%) jQuery
8 3 (15.79%) ASP.NET MVC 5
8 3 (15.79%) WCF
8 3 (15.79%) WinForms
9 2 (10.53%) Ninject
9 2 (10.53%) RESTful
10 1 (5.26%) ASP.NET Web Forms
10 1 (5.26%) CSS3
10 1 (5.26%) HTML5
10 1 (5.26%) KnockoutJS
10 1 (5.26%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.53%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (5.26%) Computer Science
2 1 (5.26%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 3 (15.79%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (57.89%) MVC
2 9 (47.37%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (21.05%) TDD
4 3 (15.79%) ETL
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%) Project Management
5 2 (10.53%) Scrum
6 1 (5.26%) CRM
6 1 (5.26%) Dependency Injection
6 1 (5.26%) Device Driver Development
6 1 (5.26%) Mathematics
6 1 (5.26%) OO
6 1 (5.26%) OOP
6 1 (5.26%) Responsive Web Design
6 1 (5.26%) Unit Testing
6 1 (5.26%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 16 (84.21%) C#
2 11 (57.89%) JavaScript
3 6 (31.58%) SQL
4 3 (15.79%) VB.NET
5 2 (10.53%) COBOL
5 2 (10.53%) T-SQL
6 1 (5.26%) C++
6 1 (5.26%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (5.26%) PhD
System Software
1 1 (5.26%) Firmware
Vendors
1 3 (15.79%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.26%) Sitecore