Period
to 21 September 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 21 September 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
21 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 11 22 19
Rank change year-on-year +11 -3 +3
Contract jobs citing .NET 121 81 140
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 9.41% 6.50% 8.18%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 28.07% 21.54% 29.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 95 58 107
Cheshire median daily rate £375 £350 £335
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% +4.48% -16.25%
10th Percentile £300 £287 £225
90th Percentile £470 £458 £500
North West median daily rate £375 £363 £338
% change year-on-year +3.45% +7.41% -5.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 1
Cheshire median hourly rate £54.50 £32.00 £20.78
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +70.31% +53.99% -
North West median hourly rate £55.00 £41.88 £41.00
% change year-on-year +31.34% +2.13% -3.53%

.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 431 376 470
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 33.51% 30.15% 27.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 312 276 363
Cheshire median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £300 £288 £264
90th Percentile £500 £500 £535
North West median daily rate £400 £390 £387
% change year-on-year +2.56% +0.91% -3.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 11 7
Cheshire median hourly rate £54.50 £30.00 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +81.67% -7.69% +87.54%
10th Percentile £44.65 £30.00 £27.06
90th Percentile £62.35 £33.00 £43.60
North West median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year -12.50% +23.08% -13.33%

.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 21 September 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Cheshire

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing .NET in Cheshire over the 6 months to 21 September 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 21 September 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 +20 43 £375 +15.38% 21
Warrington -1 15 £475 +31.03% 26
Knutsford +3 13 £350 -12.50% 4
Crewe -18 12 £405 +1.25% 6
Ellesmere Port - 5 £200 - 4
Wilmslow -5 3 £375 +1.69% 5
Alderley Edge - 2 £225 - 2
Nantwich -3 1 £375 - 6
Macclesfield - 1 £350 - 4
.NET
North West

For the 6 months to 21 September 2018, IT contractor jobs citing .NET also mentioned the following 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 with a requirement for .NET.

1 101 (83.47%) C#
2 57 (47.11%) Agile Software Development
3 46 (38.02%) SQL
4 45 (37.19%) SQL Server
5 43 (35.54%) ASP.NET
6 41 (33.88%) .NET Framework
7 35 (28.93%) MVC
8 30 (24.79%) Web Services
9 29 (23.97%) Microsoft Azure
10 28 (23.14%) JavaScript
11 27 (22.31%) Microsoft
12 26 (21.49%) Entity Framework
13 25 (20.66%) ASP.NET Web API
14 24 (19.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 23 (19.01%) Visual Studio
16 22 (18.18%) .NET Core
17 20 (16.53%) Problem-Solving
17 20 (16.53%) AngularJS
18 18 (14.88%) Docker
18 18 (14.88%) Project Management
19 17 (14.05%) Relational Database
20 16 (13.22%) NoSQL
21 15 (12.40%) PowerShell
21 15 (12.40%) Business Intelligence
21 15 (12.40%) TDD
22 14 (11.57%) Teradata
22 14 (11.57%) DB2
22 14 (11.57%) Java
22 14 (11.57%) CRM
22 14 (11.57%) SharePoint

.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 14 (11.57%) SharePoint
2 7 (5.79%) SharePoint 2013
3 6 (4.96%) CMS
4 5 (4.13%) BizTalk Server
5 3 (2.48%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (2.48%) MS Exchange
5 3 (2.48%) Umbraco
6 2 (1.65%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 2 (1.65%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (1.65%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 11 (9.09%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.65%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 29 (23.97%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (7.44%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (4.13%) Dynamics 365
4 3 (2.48%) GitHub
5 2 (1.65%) Office 365
5 2 (1.65%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.48%) DSL
1 3 (2.48%) SSH
1 3 (2.48%) Unified Communications
2 1 (0.83%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (37.19%) SQL Server
2 24 (19.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 17 (14.05%) Relational Database
4 16 (13.22%) NoSQL
5 14 (11.57%) DB2
5 14 (11.57%) Redis
6 11 (9.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 4 (3.31%) Oracle Database
7 4 (3.31%) SQL Server 2008
8 3 (2.48%) Crystal Reports
8 3 (2.48%) MySQL
8 3 (2.48%) Oracle Database 11g
9 2 (1.65%) EDRMS
10 1 (0.83%) Azure SQL Database
10 1 (0.83%) Big Data
10 1 (0.83%) QlikView
10 1 (0.83%) SQL Server 2012
10 1 (0.83%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 23 (19.01%) Visual Studio
2 11 (9.09%) Git (software)
3 9 (7.44%) Jenkins
4 8 (6.61%) TeamCity
5 7 (5.79%) Octopus Deploy
5 7 (5.79%) Visual Studio Team System
6 6 (4.96%) Bitbucket
6 6 (4.96%) Selenium
7 5 (4.13%) JIRA
8 4 (3.31%) gulp
8 4 (3.31%) MSBuild
9 3 (2.48%) Cucumber
9 3 (2.48%) Rational Rose
9 3 (2.48%) Team Foundation Server
10 2 (1.65%) Subversion
10 2 (1.65%) Travis CI
10 2 (1.65%) WebDriver
11 1 (0.83%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 1 (0.83%) Plastic SCM
11 1 (0.83%) webpack
General
1 10 (8.26%) Finance
2 4 (3.31%) Banking
2 4 (3.31%) Marketing
3 3 (2.48%) Legal
4 2 (1.65%) Automotive
5 1 (0.83%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 87 (71.90%) Developer
2 52 (42.98%) .NET Developer
3 23 (19.01%) C# Developer
4 19 (15.70%) C# .NET Developer
5 15 (12.40%) Lead Developer
6 12 (9.92%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
7 10 (8.26%) ASP.NET Developer
8 8 (6.61%) Angular Developer
8 8 (6.61%) Lead .NET Developer
8 8 (6.61%) SQL Developer
9 7 (5.79%) Full Stack Developer
10 6 (4.96%) C# ASP.NET Developer
11 5 (4.13%) Automation Engineer
11 5 (4.13%) DevOps Engineer
12 4 (3.31%) SharePoint Developer
12 4 (3.31%) Software Developer
12 4 (3.31%) T-SQL Developer
13 3 (2.48%) Architect
13 3 (2.48%) PHP Developer
13 3 (2.48%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (35.54%) ASP.NET
2 41 (33.88%) .NET Framework
3 30 (24.79%) Web Services
4 26 (21.49%) Entity Framework
5 25 (20.66%) ASP.NET Web API
6 22 (18.18%) .NET Core
7 20 (16.53%) AngularJS
8 13 (10.74%) ASP.NET MVC
8 13 (10.74%) CSS
9 10 (8.26%) HTML
10 5 (4.13%) Middleware
10 5 (4.13%) REST
10 5 (4.13%) SOAP
11 4 (3.31%) WCF
12 2 (1.65%) jQuery
12 2 (1.65%) JSON
12 2 (1.65%) RESTful
12 2 (1.65%) Ruby on Rails
12 2 (1.65%) Spring
12 2 (1.65%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (4.13%) Enterprise Software
2 4 (3.31%) Mobile App
2 4 (3.31%) User Experience
3 3 (2.48%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (2.48%) Greenfield Project
3 3 (2.48%) Management Information System
4 2 (1.65%) Data Structures
5 1 (0.83%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.83%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 13 (10.74%) Windows
2 12 (9.92%) Linux
3 6 (4.96%) Unix
4 5 (4.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (2.48%) Windows 10
5 3 (2.48%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.83%) Android
6 1 (0.83%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.83%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (47.11%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (28.93%) MVC
3 20 (16.53%) Problem-Solving
4 18 (14.88%) Project Management
5 15 (12.40%) Business Intelligence
5 15 (12.40%) TDD
6 14 (11.57%) CRM
6 14 (11.57%) DevOps
7 13 (10.74%) Scrum
8 11 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
8 11 (9.09%) Migration
9 10 (8.26%) Software Engineering
10 9 (7.44%) Test Automation
10 9 (7.44%) Workflow
11 8 (6.61%) Unit Testing
12 7 (5.79%) Waterfall
13 6 (4.96%) Business Analysis
13 6 (4.96%) Continuous Improvement
13 6 (4.96%) Microservices
13 6 (4.96%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 101 (83.47%) C#
2 46 (38.02%) SQL
3 28 (23.14%) JavaScript
4 15 (12.40%) PowerShell
5 14 (11.57%) Java
6 12 (9.92%) T-SQL
7 9 (7.44%) Python
8 6 (4.96%) PHP
8 6 (4.96%) VB.NET
9 5 (4.13%) Shell Script
10 4 (3.31%) TypeScript
10 4 (3.31%) VB
11 3 (2.48%) Bash Shell
11 3 (2.48%) C
11 3 (2.48%) VBA
12 2 (1.65%) C++
12 2 (1.65%) LotusScript
12 2 (1.65%) Ruby
13 1 (0.83%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 4 (3.31%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (2.48%) Degree
3 2 (1.65%) CISSP
3 2 (1.65%) CSSLP
3 2 (1.65%) MCSA
3 2 (1.65%) MCSE
3 2 (1.65%) SC Cleared
3 2 (1.65%) Security Cleared
4 1 (0.83%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (0.83%) ISEB
4 1 (0.83%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.65%) GDPR
2 1 (0.83%) QA
System Software
1 18 (14.88%) Docker
2 1 (0.83%) Hyper-V
2 1 (0.83%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 8 (6.61%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (3.31%) Kubernetes
2 4 (3.31%) NetBackup
2 4 (3.31%) Puppet
2 4 (3.31%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 3 (2.48%) Ansible
3 3 (2.48%) Terraform
4 1 (0.83%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 27 (22.31%) Microsoft
2 14 (11.57%) Teradata
3 6 (4.96%) Oracle
4 4 (3.31%) Isilon
4 4 (3.31%) NetApp
5 3 (2.48%) Casewise
5 3 (2.48%) Rackspace
6 2 (1.65%) Lotus
6 2 (1.65%) Xamarin
7 1 (0.83%) Atlassian
7 1 (0.83%) Fortinet
7 1 (0.83%) HP
7 1 (0.83%) Sage
7 1 (0.83%) VMware