Period
to 15 February 2019

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 15 February 2019 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
15 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 20 16 33
Rank change year-on-year -4 +17 -8
Contract jobs citing .NET 95 109 61
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 7.95% 8.33% 4.90%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 26.69% 28.31% 18.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 88 49
Cheshire median daily rate £425 £339 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.46% -3.21% +5.66%
10th Percentile £314 £258 £263
90th Percentile £525 £500 £445
North West median daily rate £400 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +10.34% +3.57% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 1
Cheshire median hourly rate £45.00 - £50.00
North West median hourly rate £36.86 £50.00 £41.25
% change year-on-year -26.28% +21.21% +11.49%

.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 356 385 325
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 29.79% 29.43% 26.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 233 281 256
Cheshire median daily rate £405 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.00% -6.25% -
10th Percentile £310 £258 £288
90th Percentile £525 £550 £500
North West median daily rate £413 £388 £388
% change year-on-year +6.45% - +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 4
Cheshire median hourly rate £45.00 £35.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +28.57% +27.27% +54.76%
10th Percentile £42.50 £32.13 £20.00
90th Percentile £60.70 £38.75 £45.50
North West median hourly rate £36.23 £36.25 £42.25
% change year-on-year -0.07% -14.20% +24.93%

.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 15 February 2019.

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 15 February 2019.

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 15 February 2019. 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 +8 25 £406 +19.49% 34
Warrington -4 22 £475 -5.00% 30
Crewe +10 20 £460 +31.43% 9
Wilmslow -3 4 £413 +3.13% 12
Northwich 0 1 £385 +18.46% 4
Knutsford -12 1 - - 5
Nantwich - 1 £335 - 4
Alderley Edge - 1 £225 - 1
.NET
North West

For the 6 months to 15 February 2019, 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 74 (77.89%) C#
2 44 (46.32%) Microsoft
3 43 (45.26%) ASP.NET
4 36 (37.89%) SQL Server
5 34 (35.79%) Agile Software Development
5 34 (35.79%) SQL
6 31 (32.63%) MVC
7 29 (30.53%) Web Services
8 27 (28.42%) JavaScript
8 27 (28.42%) HTML
8 27 (28.42%) Microsoft Azure
9 25 (26.32%) .NET Framework
10 24 (25.26%) CRM
11 19 (20.00%) SOAP
11 19 (20.00%) Workflow
11 19 (20.00%) AngularJS
11 19 (20.00%) DevOps
12 18 (18.95%) ASP.NET MVC
12 18 (18.95%) Scrum
12 18 (18.95%) Dynamics CRM
13 17 (17.89%) REST
13 17 (17.89%) ASP.NET Web API
14 16 (16.84%) Migration
15 15 (15.79%) Windows
15 15 (15.79%) Visual Studio
16 14 (14.74%) CSS
17 13 (13.68%) Microservices
18 12 (12.63%) ADO.NET
18 12 (12.63%) TDD
19 11 (11.58%) Software Engineering

.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 7 (7.37%) SharePoint
2 6 (6.32%) Umbraco
3 4 (4.21%) BizTalk Server
3 4 (4.21%) CMS
4 1 (1.05%) Confluence
4 1 (1.05%) MS Exchange
4 1 (1.05%) OpenStack
4 1 (1.05%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 1 (1.05%) CATIA
Business Applications
1 18 (18.95%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (2.11%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 27 (28.42%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (6.32%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (5.26%) PaaS
4 4 (4.21%) IaaS
4 4 (4.21%) SaaS
5 3 (3.16%) GitHub
6 2 (2.11%) Azure Active Directory
6 2 (2.11%) Boomi
7 1 (1.05%) Dynamics 365
7 1 (1.05%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.16%) Intranet
2 2 (2.11%) Firewall
3 1 (1.05%) Internet
3 1 (1.05%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (37.89%) SQL Server
2 5 (5.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (3.16%) MySQL
3 3 (3.16%) NoSQL
3 3 (3.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (2.11%) QlikView
4 2 (2.11%) Relational Database
4 2 (2.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (1.05%) Azure SQL Database
5 1 (1.05%) Big Data
5 1 (1.05%) Crystal Reports
5 1 (1.05%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.05%) DB2
5 1 (1.05%) Neo4j
5 1 (1.05%) Power BI
5 1 (1.05%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 15 (15.79%) Visual Studio
2 10 (10.53%) Visual Studio Team System
3 7 (7.37%) Git (software)
4 6 (6.32%) MSBuild
4 6 (6.32%) Octopus Deploy
5 5 (5.26%) Jenkins
5 5 (5.26%) TeamCity
6 4 (4.21%) Team Foundation Server
7 3 (3.16%) Selenium
8 2 (2.11%) Bitbucket
8 2 (2.11%) gulp
8 2 (2.11%) Plastic SCM
9 1 (1.05%) Chocolatey
9 1 (1.05%) JIRA
9 1 (1.05%) Rational Rose
9 1 (1.05%) Selenium IDE
9 1 (1.05%) SoapUI
9 1 (1.05%) Subversion
9 1 (1.05%) Vagrant
General
1 5 (5.26%) Finance
2 3 (3.16%) Automotive
2 3 (3.16%) Marketing
3 2 (2.11%) Electronics
3 2 (2.11%) Games
3 2 (2.11%) Law
3 2 (2.11%) Manufacturing
3 2 (2.11%) Retail
3 2 (2.11%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.05%) Advertising
4 1 (1.05%) Billing
Job Titles
1 67 (70.53%) Developer
2 36 (37.89%) .NET Developer
3 19 (20.00%) C# Developer
4 14 (14.74%) C# .NET Developer
5 12 (12.63%) Microsoft Developer
6 10 (10.53%) CRM Developer
7 8 (8.42%) Architect
8 7 (7.37%) Azure Engineer
9 6 (6.32%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
9 6 (6.32%) DevOps Engineer
9 6 (6.32%) Dynamics CRM Developer
10 5 (5.26%) ASP.NET Developer
10 5 (5.26%) C# ASP.NET Developer
11 4 (4.21%) Azure DevOps
11 4 (4.21%) C# Software Developer
11 4 (4.21%) PHP Developer
11 4 (4.21%) Software Developer
11 4 (4.21%) Technical Leader
12 3 (3.16%) Azure DevOps Engineer
12 3 (3.16%) JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (45.26%) ASP.NET
2 29 (30.53%) Web Services
3 27 (28.42%) HTML
4 25 (26.32%) .NET Framework
5 19 (20.00%) AngularJS
5 19 (20.00%) SOAP
6 18 (18.95%) ASP.NET MVC
7 17 (17.89%) ASP.NET Web API
7 17 (17.89%) REST
8 14 (14.74%) CSS
9 12 (12.63%) ADO.NET
10 9 (9.47%) .NET Core
10 9 (9.47%) Entity Framework
11 8 (8.42%) jQuery
12 7 (7.37%) HTML5
12 7 (7.37%) Node.js
12 7 (7.37%) React
12 7 (7.37%) WCF
13 6 (6.32%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 6 (6.32%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (5.26%) Enterprise Software
1 5 (5.26%) NHS
2 4 (4.21%) Self-Motivation
3 3 (3.16%) User Experience
4 2 (2.11%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.11%) Greenfield Project
4 2 (2.11%) Tandem
5 1 (1.05%) Mainframe
5 1 (1.05%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.05%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 15 (15.79%) Windows
2 2 (2.11%) Linux
3 1 (1.05%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (35.79%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (32.63%) MVC
3 24 (25.26%) CRM
4 19 (20.00%) DevOps
4 19 (20.00%) Workflow
5 18 (18.95%) Scrum
6 16 (16.84%) Migration
7 13 (13.68%) Microservices
8 12 (12.63%) TDD
9 11 (11.58%) Data Migration
9 11 (11.58%) Software Engineering
10 10 (10.53%) User Stories
11 9 (9.47%) Continuous Integration
12 7 (7.37%) Business Intelligence
12 7 (7.37%) Test Automation
13 6 (6.32%) Continuous Delivery
13 6 (6.32%) OO
13 6 (6.32%) Unit Testing
14 5 (5.26%) SDLC
14 5 (5.26%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 74 (77.89%) C#
2 34 (35.79%) SQL
3 27 (28.42%) JavaScript
4 11 (11.58%) T-SQL
5 8 (8.42%) PL/SQL
6 7 (7.37%) Java
6 7 (7.37%) VB.NET
7 6 (6.32%) PHP
8 4 (4.21%) Python
9 3 (3.16%) PowerShell
9 3 (3.16%) TypeScript
10 2 (2.11%) R
10 2 (2.11%) VB
11 1 (1.05%) C++
11 1 (1.05%) VB6
Qualifications
1 3 (3.16%) Degree
2 2 (2.11%) Computer Science Degree
2 2 (2.11%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (2.11%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.05%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (1.05%) DBS Check
3 1 (1.05%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.16%) QA
System Software
1 8 (8.42%) Docker
2 2 (2.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.05%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.05%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 7 (7.37%) Kubernetes
2 2 (2.11%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 44 (46.32%) Microsoft
2 10 (10.53%) Oracle
3 3 (3.16%) Sitecore
4 2 (2.11%) Dell
4 2 (2.11%) SAP
4 2 (2.11%) VMware
4 2 (2.11%) Xamarin
5 1 (1.05%) Atlassian
5 1 (1.05%) Casewise
5 1 (1.05%) Citrix