Period
to 17 January 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for .NET skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited .NET over the 6 months to 17 January 2018 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.

Microsoft .NET (dotNet)
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
17 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 19 31 26
Rank change year-on-year +12 -5 -11
Contract jobs citing .NET 93 75 104
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 7.46% 5.76% 5.13%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 27.60% 23.29% 21.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 59 85
Cheshire median daily rate £340 £325 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.62% -7.14% +7.69%
10th Percentile £258 £246 £269
90th Percentile £500 £444 £520
North West median daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +3.57% - +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Cheshire median hourly rate - - £13.00
North West median hourly rate £50.00 £40.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year +25.00% +8.11% -2.70%

.NET is in the Software Libraries and Frameworks category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
Cheshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 337 322 493
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 27.02% 24.71% 24.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 251 245 349
Cheshire median daily rate £375 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% - +14.29%
10th Percentile £263 £265 £291
90th Percentile £550 £500 £525
North West median daily rate £390 £388 £388
% change year-on-year +0.65% - +10.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 15
Cheshire median hourly rate £35.00 £20.00 £17.77
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +75.00% +12.55% -46.56%
North West median hourly rate £38.75 £38.50 £33.82
% change year-on-year +0.65% +13.84% +12.73%

.NET
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

Job postings citing .NET as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cheshire.

Job vacancy trend for .NET in Cheshire

.NET
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for .NET in Cheshire

.NET
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing .NET in Cheshire over the 6 months to 17 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for .NET in Cheshire

.NET
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for .NET in Cheshire

.NET
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 within the Cheshire region over the 6 months to 17 January 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
Warrington +18 34 £475 +31.03% 28
Chester +16 15 £340 +8.80% 24
Knutsford -9 5 £325 - 7
Crewe -18 4 £363 +3.57% 21
Northwich -1 1 - -
.NET
North West

For the 6 months to 17 January 2018, IT contractor jobs citing .NET 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.

1 65 (69.89%) C#
2 45 (48.39%) SQL Server
3 42 (45.16%) Agile Software Development
4 41 (44.09%) ASP.NET
5 34 (36.56%) JavaScript
5 34 (36.56%) SQL
6 33 (35.48%) MVC
7 25 (26.88%) HTML
8 24 (25.81%) CSS
9 22 (23.66%) CRM
10 21 (22.58%) Java
10 21 (22.58%) .NET Framework
11 19 (20.43%) Microsoft
12 17 (18.28%) CMS
12 17 (18.28%) jQuery
12 17 (18.28%) Git (software)
13 16 (17.20%) AngularJS
14 15 (16.13%) ASP.NET Web API
14 15 (16.13%) Visual Studio
15 14 (15.05%) Scrum
15 14 (15.05%) TDD
15 14 (15.05%) Waterfall
15 14 (15.05%) Team Foundation Server
16 13 (13.98%) T-SQL
16 13 (13.98%) ERP
16 13 (13.98%) Middleware
16 13 (13.98%) Identity Access Management
17 12 (12.90%) Web Services
17 12 (12.90%) Content Management
17 12 (12.90%) Entity Framework

.NET
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 17 (18.28%) CMS
2 9 (9.68%) Umbraco
3 8 (8.60%) IIS
4 7 (7.53%) SharePoint
5 4 (4.30%) BizTalk Server
6 2 (2.15%) NServiceBus
6 2 (2.15%) SAS
6 2 (2.15%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (1.08%) Apache
7 1 (1.08%) PegaRULES
Applications
1 1 (1.08%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 6 (6.45%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (2.15%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 11 (11.83%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (7.53%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (5.38%) IaaS
3 5 (5.38%) PaaS
4 3 (3.23%) GitHub
5 2 (2.15%) BrowserStack
5 2 (2.15%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (5.38%) Unified Communications
2 2 (2.15%) DNS
3 1 (1.08%) DHCP
3 1 (1.08%) FTP
3 1 (1.08%) HTTP
3 1 (1.08%) Internet
3 1 (1.08%) IPsec
3 1 (1.08%) NAS
3 1 (1.08%) SAN
3 1 (1.08%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (48.39%) SQL Server
2 6 (6.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 5 (5.38%) Oracle Database
4 4 (4.30%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (3.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (2.15%) EDRMS
6 2 (2.15%) MySQL
6 2 (2.15%) NoSQL
7 1 (1.08%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (1.08%) Relational Database
7 1 (1.08%) SAS Enterprise Guide
7 1 (1.08%) SQL Server 2000
7 1 (1.08%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (1.08%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (1.08%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 17 (18.28%) Git (software)
2 15 (16.13%) Visual Studio
3 14 (15.05%) Team Foundation Server
4 8 (8.60%) Jenkins
5 6 (6.45%) gulp
5 6 (6.45%) JMeter
5 6 (6.45%) TeamCity
6 5 (5.38%) Octopus Deploy
6 5 (5.38%) Visual Studio Team System
7 4 (4.30%) HP UFT
7 4 (4.30%) Rational Rose
7 4 (4.30%) Selenium
8 3 (3.23%) Subversion
9 2 (2.15%) Bitbucket
9 2 (2.15%) Grunt
9 2 (2.15%) Protractor
9 2 (2.15%) SpecFlow
9 2 (2.15%) WebDriver
9 2 (2.15%) webpack
10 1 (1.08%) FxCop
General
1 10 (10.75%) Finance
2 8 (8.60%) Banking
2 8 (8.60%) Marketing
3 1 (1.08%) Back Office
3 1 (1.08%) Games
3 1 (1.08%) Legal
Job Titles
1 69 (74.19%) Developer
2 47 (50.54%) .NET Developer
3 22 (23.66%) ASP.NET Developer
4 12 (12.90%) C# Developer
4 12 (12.90%) Full Stack Developer
5 11 (11.83%) C# .NET Developer
6 10 (10.75%) Lead Developer
6 10 (10.75%) Senior Developer
7 7 (7.53%) Agile Developer
7 7 (7.53%) Senior Agile Developer
8 5 (5.38%) Architect
8 5 (5.38%) AWS DevOps
8 5 (5.38%) Azure DevOps
9 4 (4.30%) Consultant
10 3 (3.23%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 3 (3.23%) CRM Developer
10 3 (3.23%) Integration Consultant
10 3 (3.23%) Lead Architect
10 3 (3.23%) Senior .NET Developer
10 3 (3.23%) Umbraco Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (44.09%) ASP.NET
2 25 (26.88%) HTML
3 24 (25.81%) CSS
4 21 (22.58%) .NET Framework
5 17 (18.28%) jQuery
6 16 (17.20%) AngularJS
7 15 (16.13%) ASP.NET Web API
8 13 (13.98%) Middleware
9 12 (12.90%) Entity Framework
9 12 (12.90%) Web Services
10 11 (11.83%) ASP.NET MVC
10 11 (11.83%) JSON
11 8 (8.60%) WCF
12 7 (7.53%) HTML5
13 6 (6.45%) CSS3
13 6 (6.45%) KnockoutJS
14 5 (5.38%) RESTful
15 4 (4.30%) .NET Core
16 3 (3.23%) Angular 2
16 3 (3.23%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 5 (5.38%) Greenfield Project
1 5 (5.38%) Mainframe
2 3 (3.23%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (3.23%) Client/Server
2 3 (3.23%) Data Centre
2 3 (3.23%) User Experience
2 3 (3.23%) W3C
3 2 (2.15%) Management Information System
3 2 (2.15%) Replication
4 1 (1.08%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.08%) Credit Risk
4 1 (1.08%) DataPower
4 1 (1.08%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 11 (11.83%) Windows
2 7 (7.53%) Linux
3 5 (5.38%) Windows Server
4 4 (4.30%) Unix
5 3 (3.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (2.15%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (2.15%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (1.08%) Windows 10
7 1 (1.08%) Windows 2000
7 1 (1.08%) Windows 7
7 1 (1.08%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (45.16%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (35.48%) MVC
3 22 (23.66%) CRM
4 14 (15.05%) Scrum
4 14 (15.05%) TDD
4 14 (15.05%) Waterfall
5 13 (13.98%) ERP
5 13 (13.98%) Identity Access Management
6 12 (12.90%) Content Management
7 11 (11.83%) Test Automation
8 10 (10.75%) DevOps
9 8 (8.60%) Stakeholder Management
9 8 (8.60%) Workflow
10 7 (7.53%) Business Transformation
10 7 (7.53%) Continuous Integration
10 7 (7.53%) ITIL
10 7 (7.53%) OO
10 7 (7.53%) Target Operating Model
11 6 (6.45%) Business Analysis
11 6 (6.45%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 65 (69.89%) C#
2 34 (36.56%) JavaScript
2 34 (36.56%) SQL
3 21 (22.58%) Java
4 13 (13.98%) T-SQL
5 9 (9.68%) PowerShell
6 8 (8.60%) VB.NET
7 6 (6.45%) VBScript
8 4 (4.30%) TypeScript
8 4 (4.30%) VB
9 2 (2.15%) PHP
10 1 (1.08%) C
10 1 (1.08%) C++
10 1 (1.08%) Perl
10 1 (1.08%) Python
10 1 (1.08%) R
10 1 (1.08%) Ruby
10 1 (1.08%) VBA
Qualifications
1 4 (4.30%) ISEB
1 4 (4.30%) MCSA
1 4 (4.30%) MCSE
1 4 (4.30%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (2.15%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (1.08%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (1.08%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.08%) QA
System Software
1 3 (3.23%) Virtual Servers
2 2 (2.15%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.15%) VMware ESXi
2 2 (2.15%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (5.38%) Puppet
2 4 (4.30%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (1.08%) CA Service Virtualization
3 1 (1.08%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 19 (20.43%) Microsoft
2 7 (7.53%) Oracle
3 5 (5.38%) HP
4 4 (4.30%) Casewise
4 4 (4.30%) DevExpress
4 4 (4.30%) Fortinet
5 3 (3.23%) Red Hat
6 2 (2.15%) Salesforce.com
6 2 (2.15%) Twitter
6 2 (2.15%) VMware
7 1 (1.08%) CA
7 1 (1.08%) Google
7 1 (1.08%) Lumension
7 1 (1.08%) McAfee
7 1 (1.08%) Symantec
7 1 (1.08%) Xamarin