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 28 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.

Microsoft .NET (dotNet)
North West / Cheshire
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 33 14 14
Rank change year-on-year -19 0  
Contract jobs citing .NET 22 94 74
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 4.12% 9.58% 8.65%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 14.57% 35.34% 30.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 63 53
Median daily rate £325 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.14% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £268 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £427 £470 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 8 0
Median hourly rate £50.00 £22.54 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +121.82% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £36.00 £34.50
% change year-on-year +13.88% +4.34%  

.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 151 266 240
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 28.28% 27.12% 28.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 126 192 163
Median daily rate £425 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.67% +3.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £300 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £490 £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 £40.50 £38.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +6.57% +5.55%  

.NET
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

.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 3 months to 28 March 2017.

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 3 months to 28 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 +7 4 £400 +23.07% 8
Crewe +7 2 £313 -16.38% 8
Chester -11 2 £220 -37.14% 14
Macclesfield +1 1 £300 -24.05% 6
Knutsford 0 1 £325 -29.72% 4
Alderley Edge - 1 £300 -
Runcorn - 1 - - 3
Sandbach - 1 £370 - 2
.NET
North West

For the 6 months to 28 March 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 43 (78.18%) C#
2 30 (54.55%) SQL Server
3 25 (45.45%) JavaScript
4 21 (38.18%) ASP.NET
5 19 (34.55%) .NET Framework
6 18 (32.73%) Agile Software Development
6 18 (32.73%) MVC
7 17 (30.91%) HTML
8 15 (27.27%) Microsoft
9 14 (25.45%) SQL
9 14 (25.45%) Visual Studio
10 13 (23.64%) CSS
11 12 (21.82%) ASP.NET MVC
12 11 (20.00%) ASP.NET Web API
12 11 (20.00%) Dynamics CRM
12 11 (20.00%) CRM
13 10 (18.18%) Entity Framework
13 10 (18.18%) jQuery
14 9 (16.36%) SQL Server 2008
14 9 (16.36%) AngularJS
14 9 (16.36%) Scrum
15 8 (14.55%) TDD
15 8 (14.55%) Windows
16 7 (12.73%) WPF
17 6 (10.91%) Advertising
18 5 (9.09%) Migration
18 5 (9.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
18 5 (9.09%) Manufacturing
18 5 (9.09%) JSON
18 5 (9.09%) Web Services

.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 5 (9.09%) SharePoint
2 4 (7.27%) Umbraco
3 3 (5.45%) BizTalk Server
4 2 (3.64%) CMS
4 2 (3.64%) SharePoint 2010
4 2 (3.64%) Sitecore CMS
5 1 (1.82%) Content Management Server
5 1 (1.82%) EPiServer
5 1 (1.82%) IIS
Applications
1 4 (7.27%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.82%) InfoPath
2 1 (1.82%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 11 (20.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (3.64%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (1.82%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.82%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (1.82%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.82%) DHCP
1 1 (1.82%) DNS
1 1 (1.82%) Ethernet
1 1 (1.82%) IPsec
1 1 (1.82%) NAS
1 1 (1.82%) RS-232
1 1 (1.82%) SAN
1 1 (1.82%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (54.55%) SQL Server
2 9 (16.36%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (9.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (5.45%) NoSQL
5 2 (3.64%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (3.64%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (3.64%) SQL Server 2014
6 1 (1.82%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (1.82%) MySQL
6 1 (1.82%) Oracle Database
6 1 (1.82%) Relational Database
6 1 (1.82%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 14 (25.45%) Visual Studio
2 3 (5.45%) Git (software)
2 3 (5.45%) Jenkins
2 3 (5.45%) NUnit
2 3 (5.45%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (3.64%) Jasmine
3 2 (3.64%) Maven
3 2 (3.64%) Moq
3 2 (3.64%) Selenium
4 1 (1.82%) Bower
4 1 (1.82%) gulp
4 1 (1.82%) JIRA
4 1 (1.82%) Karma Test Runner
4 1 (1.82%) Visual Studio Team System
4 1 (1.82%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
General
1 6 (10.91%) Advertising
2 5 (9.09%) Manufacturing
3 2 (3.64%) Finance
4 1 (1.82%) Banking
4 1 (1.82%) Local Government
4 1 (1.82%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 44 (80.00%) Developer
2 19 (34.55%) .NET Developer
3 13 (23.64%) C# Developer
4 9 (16.36%) C# .NET Developer
4 9 (16.36%) CRM Developer
5 8 (14.55%) Dynamics CRM Developer
6 6 (10.91%) Microsoft Developer
7 5 (9.09%) ASP.NET Developer
8 4 (7.27%) Full Stack Developer
9 3 (5.45%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 3 (5.45%) Senior Developer
9 3 (5.45%) SharePoint Developer
10 2 (3.64%) .NET Software Engineer
10 2 (3.64%) C# Software Engineer
10 2 (3.64%) C++ Software Engineer
10 2 (3.64%) Senior .NET Developer
10 2 (3.64%) Senior C# Developer
10 2 (3.64%) SQL Developer
10 2 (3.64%) Technical Leader
10 2 (3.64%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (38.18%) ASP.NET
2 19 (34.55%) .NET Framework
3 17 (30.91%) HTML
4 13 (23.64%) CSS
5 12 (21.82%) ASP.NET MVC
6 11 (20.00%) ASP.NET Web API
7 10 (18.18%) Entity Framework
7 10 (18.18%) jQuery
8 9 (16.36%) AngularJS
9 7 (12.73%) WPF
10 5 (9.09%) ASP.NET MVC 5
10 5 (9.09%) JSON
10 5 (9.09%) Web Services
11 4 (7.27%) HTML5
11 4 (7.27%) WCF
12 3 (5.45%) Ajax
12 3 (5.45%) CSS3
12 3 (5.45%) Ninject
12 3 (5.45%) WinForms
13 2 (3.64%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 3 (5.45%) Mobile App
2 2 (3.64%) Computer Science
2 2 (3.64%) Device Driver
2 2 (3.64%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (3.64%) iPad
2 2 (3.64%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.82%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.82%) Data Structures
3 1 (1.82%) Replication
3 1 (1.82%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 8 (14.55%) Windows
2 3 (5.45%) Android
2 3 (5.45%) Apple iOS
3 2 (3.64%) Windows Server
4 1 (1.82%) Windows 2000
4 1 (1.82%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (1.82%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (32.73%) Agile Software Development
1 18 (32.73%) MVC
2 11 (20.00%) CRM
3 9 (16.36%) Scrum
4 8 (14.55%) TDD
5 5 (9.09%) Migration
6 4 (7.27%) BDD
6 4 (7.27%) OO
6 4 (7.27%) Project Management
6 4 (7.27%) Web Development
7 3 (5.45%) Android Development
7 3 (5.45%) Data Migration
7 3 (5.45%) E-Commerce
7 3 (5.45%) ETL
7 3 (5.45%) iOS Development
7 3 (5.45%) Mobile Application Development
7 3 (5.45%) OOP
7 3 (5.45%) Software Engineering
7 3 (5.45%) Test Strategy
8 2 (3.64%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 43 (78.18%) C#
2 25 (45.45%) JavaScript
3 14 (25.45%) SQL
4 5 (9.09%) C++
5 4 (7.27%) T-SQL
5 4 (7.27%) VB.NET
6 3 (5.45%) Java
7 2 (3.64%) COBOL
7 2 (3.64%) PowerShell
7 2 (3.64%) X++
8 1 (1.82%) ANSI SQL
8 1 (1.82%) Apex Code
8 1 (1.82%) C
8 1 (1.82%) Perl
8 1 (1.82%) PHP
8 1 (1.82%) PL/SQL
8 1 (1.82%) Python
8 1 (1.82%) TypeScript
8 1 (1.82%) VB
8 1 (1.82%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 2 (3.64%) PhD
2 1 (1.82%) ISEB
2 1 (1.82%) ISTQB
2 1 (1.82%) SC Cleared
2 1 (1.82%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 2 (3.64%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.82%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.82%) Firmware
2 1 (1.82%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 1 (1.82%) Microsoft Clustering
1 1 (1.82%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 15 (27.27%) Microsoft
2 2 (3.64%) Sitecore
2 2 (3.64%) VMware
2 2 (3.64%) Xamarin
3 1 (1.82%) HP
3 1 (1.82%) Lumension
3 1 (1.82%) Oracle
3 1 (1.82%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (1.82%) Symantec
3 1 (1.82%) Twitter
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Oscar
Rate: £300 - £375 per day
Posted: 6 days ago