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 3 months to 22 June 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.

Microsoft .NET (dotNet)
North West / Cheshire
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 19 18 17
Rank change year-on-year -1 -1  
Contract jobs citing .NET 41 76 78
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 6.45% 8.26% 7.75%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 18.81% 28.90% 29.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 61 64
Median daily rate £355 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.33% -6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £291 £288 £317
10% offered a daily rate of more than £443 £500 £685
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £338
% change year-on-year +3.57% +3.70%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 0
Median hourly rate £32.00 £20.78 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +53.99% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.25 £40.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +8.12% -  

.NET 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 218 263 269
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 34.28% 28.59% 26.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 160 205 183
Median daily rate £425 £450 £394
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.55% +14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £320 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £570 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 4 10
Median hourly rate £32.00 £20.78 £16.16
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +53.99% +28.58%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £20.78 £15.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.80 £32.50 £33.10
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £36.00 £38.89
% change year-on-year +18.05% -7.41%  

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Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cheshire citing .NET 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 in Cheshire

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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 3 months to 22 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for .NET in Cheshire

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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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Cheshire

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing .NET in Cheshire over the 3 months to 22 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for .NET in Cheshire

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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 3 months to 22 June 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 +7 13 £363 -3.33% 9
Knutsford -6 7 £400 -5.88% 2
Crewe - 4 - - 4
Chester +10 2 £317 -2.38% 9
Runcorn +1 1 - - 4
Wilmslow - 1 £338 - 7
.NET
North West

For the 6 months to 22 June 2017, 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 52 (81.25%) C#
2 32 (50.00%) JavaScript
3 29 (45.31%) SQL Server
4 27 (42.19%) ASP.NET
5 24 (37.50%) MVC
6 23 (35.94%) SQL
7 22 (34.38%) Agile Software Development
8 21 (32.81%) Microsoft
8 21 (32.81%) jQuery
9 18 (28.13%) .NET Framework
9 18 (28.13%) HTML
10 14 (21.88%) CSS
10 14 (21.88%) TDD
10 14 (21.88%) ASP.NET MVC
10 14 (21.88%) ASP.NET Web API
11 13 (20.31%) AngularJS
12 12 (18.75%) JSON
13 11 (17.19%) Scrum
13 11 (17.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 11 (17.19%) Visual Studio
14 10 (15.63%) Java
15 9 (14.06%) SharePoint
15 9 (14.06%) Mobile App
15 9 (14.06%) HTML5
16 8 (12.50%) Entity Framework
16 8 (12.50%) Mobile Application Development
16 8 (12.50%) Ajax
16 8 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
16 8 (12.50%) C++
16 8 (12.50%) Web Services

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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 9 (14.06%) SharePoint
2 6 (9.38%) JBoss
3 5 (7.81%) BizTalk Server
3 5 (7.81%) IIS
4 4 (6.25%) SharePoint 2010
5 3 (4.69%) Kinematics
5 3 (4.69%) SharePoint 2013
6 2 (3.13%) Umbraco
7 1 (1.56%) Apache
7 1 (1.56%) CMS
7 1 (1.56%) NServiceBus
7 1 (1.56%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (3.13%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.56%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.56%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 5 (7.81%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 7 (10.94%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (6.25%) Office 365
3 3 (4.69%) Azure Active Directory
3 3 (4.69%) Dynamics 365
3 3 (4.69%) OneDrive
3 3 (4.69%) Yammer
4 1 (1.56%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (1.56%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 5 (7.81%) X.509
2 4 (6.25%) TCP/IP
3 3 (4.69%) DNS
4 1 (1.56%) Ethernet
4 1 (1.56%) FTP
4 1 (1.56%) HTTP
4 1 (1.56%) RS-232
4 1 (1.56%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (45.31%) SQL Server
2 11 (17.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 5 (7.81%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (7.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (6.25%) MongoDB
4 4 (6.25%) NoSQL
4 4 (6.25%) SQL Server 2012
4 4 (6.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 3 (4.69%) SQL Server 2014
6 2 (3.13%) MySQL
7 1 (1.56%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 11 (17.19%) Visual Studio
2 6 (9.38%) Cucumber
2 6 (9.38%) JUnit
3 5 (7.81%) Moq
3 5 (7.81%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (6.25%) Git (software)
4 4 (6.25%) NUnit
5 3 (4.69%) Jasmine
6 2 (3.13%) JIRA
6 2 (3.13%) TeamCity
7 1 (1.56%) Jenkins
7 1 (1.56%) Maven
7 1 (1.56%) Selenium
7 1 (1.56%) SpecFlow
7 1 (1.56%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 7 (10.94%) Banking
2 4 (6.25%) Manufacturing
2 4 (6.25%) Retail
3 3 (4.69%) Games
4 2 (3.13%) Advertising
4 2 (3.13%) Finance
5 1 (1.56%) Automotive
5 1 (1.56%) Billing
5 1 (1.56%) Local Government
5 1 (1.56%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 38 (59.38%) Developer
2 22 (34.38%) .NET Developer
3 14 (21.88%) C# Developer
4 10 (15.63%) C# .NET Developer
5 6 (9.38%) Software Engineer
6 5 (7.81%) Analyst
6 5 (7.81%) SQL Developer
7 4 (6.25%) ASP.NET Developer
7 4 (6.25%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
7 4 (6.25%) C# Software Engineer
7 4 (6.25%) C++ Software Engineer
7 4 (6.25%) CRM Developer
7 4 (6.25%) Software Developer
7 4 (6.25%) Technical Leader
8 3 (4.69%) Applications Support Analyst
8 3 (4.69%) C# VB.NET Developer
8 3 (4.69%) Dynamics CRM Developer
8 3 (4.69%) SharePoint Architect
8 3 (4.69%) SQL Analyst
8 3 (4.69%) SQL Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (42.19%) ASP.NET
2 21 (32.81%) jQuery
3 18 (28.13%) .NET Framework
3 18 (28.13%) HTML
4 14 (21.88%) ASP.NET MVC
4 14 (21.88%) ASP.NET Web API
4 14 (21.88%) CSS
5 13 (20.31%) AngularJS
6 12 (18.75%) JSON
7 9 (14.06%) HTML5
8 8 (12.50%) Ajax
8 8 (12.50%) Entity Framework
8 8 (12.50%) Web Services
9 7 (10.94%) RESTful
9 7 (10.94%) WCF
10 6 (9.38%) CSS3
10 6 (9.38%) Hibernate
10 6 (9.38%) Spring
10 6 (9.38%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 5 (7.81%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 9 (14.06%) Mobile App
2 5 (7.81%) Greenfield Project
3 3 (4.69%) Computer Science
3 3 (4.69%) Data Centre
4 2 (3.13%) Device Driver
4 2 (3.13%) iPad
5 1 (1.56%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.56%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.56%) Mobile Banking
5 1 (1.56%) Replication
5 1 (1.56%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 6 (9.38%) Windows
2 3 (4.69%) Android
2 3 (4.69%) Apple iOS
3 2 (3.13%) Windows Server
4 1 (1.56%) Linux
4 1 (1.56%) VxWorks
4 1 (1.56%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (37.50%) MVC
2 22 (34.38%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (21.88%) TDD
4 11 (17.19%) Scrum
5 8 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
5 8 (12.50%) Mobile Application Development
5 8 (12.50%) Software Engineering
6 6 (9.38%) DevOps
6 6 (9.38%) OO
7 5 (7.81%) BDD
7 5 (7.81%) CRM
8 4 (6.25%) Mathematics
8 4 (6.25%) Web Development
9 3 (4.69%) Android Development
9 3 (4.69%) E-Commerce
9 3 (4.69%) High Availability
9 3 (4.69%) Inversion of Control
9 3 (4.69%) iOS Development
9 3 (4.69%) Load Balancing
9 3 (4.69%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 52 (81.25%) C#
2 32 (50.00%) JavaScript
3 23 (35.94%) SQL
4 10 (15.63%) Java
5 8 (12.50%) C++
6 7 (10.94%) T-SQL
7 6 (9.38%) PowerShell
8 5 (7.81%) VB.NET
9 1 (1.56%) Apex Code
9 1 (1.56%) COBOL
9 1 (1.56%) Perl
9 1 (1.56%) PHP
9 1 (1.56%) Python
9 1 (1.56%) Ruby
9 1 (1.56%) VB
9 1 (1.56%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 4 (6.25%) Degree
2 2 (3.13%) PhD
3 1 (1.56%) ISEB
3 1 (1.56%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.56%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.69%) COBIT
System Software
1 4 (6.25%) Active Directory
2 3 (4.69%) UAG
3 2 (3.13%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.56%) Firmware
4 1 (1.56%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 1 (1.56%) SCCM
1 1 (1.56%) WSUS
Vendors
1 21 (32.81%) Microsoft
2 7 (10.94%) Oracle
3 3 (4.69%) DevExpress
3 3 (4.69%) NVIDIA
4 2 (3.13%) Twitter
4 2 (3.13%) VMware
4 2 (3.13%) Xamarin
5 1 (1.56%) Citrix
5 1 (1.56%) Google
5 1 (1.56%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (1.56%) Sitecore
5 1 (1.56%) Telerik
Chester, Cheshire
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