Period
to 18 July 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 18 July 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
18 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 9 28 18
Rank change year-on-year +19 -10 0
Contract jobs citing .NET 145 73 181
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 10.72% 5.92% 9.68%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 31.32% 18.20% 32.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 112 53 129
Cheshire median daily rate £375 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% - -12.50%
10th Percentile £276 £278 £225
90th Percentile £471 £450 £500
North West median daily rate £375 £360 £350
% change year-on-year +4.17% +2.86% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 9
Cheshire median hourly rate - £32.00 £22.54
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +41.97% -
North West median hourly rate £55.00 £42.50 £33.75
% change year-on-year +29.41% +25.93% -20.59%

.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 463 401 553
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 34.22% 32.52% 29.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 326 312 418
Cheshire median daily rate £383 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.00% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £268 £294 £282
90th Percentile £500 £500 £525
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £385
% change year-on-year - +3.90% +2.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 14 14
Cheshire median hourly rate - £31.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +3.33% +85.64%
North West median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +11.11% -0.69%

.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 18 July 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 18 July 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 +19 45 £375 +14.59% 15
Crewe -7 21 £378 -8.48% 11
Warrington +3 18 £478 +31.72% 31
Knutsford -4 13 £365 -8.86% 3
Wilmslow -4 4 £375 +1.69% 8
Runcorn +4 3 £330 - 5
Ellesmere Port - 2 £363 - 2
Macclesfield +1 1 £350 +16.67% 1
Nantwich -4 1 £375 - 4
Northwich - 1 £325 -
Winsford - 1 £285 - 3
.NET
North West

For the 6 months to 18 July 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.

1 117 (80.69%) C#
2 70 (48.28%) Agile Software Development
3 61 (42.07%) ASP.NET
4 56 (38.62%) SQL Server
5 54 (37.24%) SQL
6 45 (31.03%) MVC
7 44 (30.34%) .NET Framework
8 37 (25.52%) JavaScript
8 37 (25.52%) Web Services
9 27 (18.62%) AngularJS
10 26 (17.93%) CSS
11 25 (17.24%) Java
11 25 (17.24%) Microsoft
11 25 (17.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 25 (17.24%) Entity Framework
11 25 (17.24%) ASP.NET Web API
12 24 (16.55%) Microsoft Azure
13 23 (15.86%) HTML
13 23 (15.86%) Visual Studio
13 23 (15.86%) TDD
14 22 (15.17%) CRM
15 21 (14.48%) ASP.NET MVC
16 20 (13.79%) Finance
17 19 (13.10%) Migration
17 19 (13.10%) Problem-Solving
18 18 (12.41%) Relational Database
18 18 (12.41%) Project Management
18 18 (12.41%) T-SQL
19 17 (11.72%) Scrum
20 16 (11.03%) Waterfall

.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 11 (7.59%) CMS
1 11 (7.59%) SharePoint
2 8 (5.52%) Umbraco
3 4 (2.76%) SharePoint 2013
4 3 (2.07%) NServiceBus
4 3 (2.07%) OpenStack
5 2 (1.38%) Confluence
5 2 (1.38%) Elasticsearch
5 2 (1.38%) IBM Notes
6 1 (0.69%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.69%) PegaRULES
Applications
1 2 (1.38%) HipChat
1 2 (1.38%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (1.38%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 14 (9.66%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (2.76%) DELMIA
3 1 (0.69%) Adobe Campaign
3 1 (0.69%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 24 (16.55%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (4.14%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (2.76%) Dynamics 365
4 3 (2.07%) Amazon EC2
4 3 (2.07%) Amazon S3
4 3 (2.07%) OpenShift
5 2 (1.38%) GitHub
5 2 (1.38%) Office 365
5 2 (1.38%) PaaS
5 2 (1.38%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.07%) DSL
1 3 (2.07%) SSH
1 3 (2.07%) Unified Communications
2 2 (1.38%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 56 (38.62%) SQL Server
2 25 (17.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 18 (12.41%) Relational Database
4 16 (11.03%) NoSQL
5 14 (9.66%) DB2
5 14 (9.66%) Redis
6 11 (7.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 5 (3.45%) MySQL
8 4 (2.76%) SQL Server 2012
9 3 (2.07%) Big Data
9 3 (2.07%) Oracle Database
10 2 (1.38%) EDRMS
10 2 (1.38%) Hadoop
10 2 (1.38%) Oracle Database 11g
11 1 (0.69%) Azure SQL Database
11 1 (0.69%) Crystal Reports
11 1 (0.69%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 1 (0.69%) Spatial Data
11 1 (0.69%) SQL Server 2008
11 1 (0.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 23 (15.86%) Visual Studio
2 15 (10.34%) Git (software)
3 11 (7.59%) Jenkins
4 10 (6.90%) JIRA
4 10 (6.90%) TeamCity
5 9 (6.21%) Team Foundation Server
6 5 (3.45%) Octopus Deploy
7 4 (2.76%) Bitbucket
7 4 (2.76%) Selenium
8 3 (2.07%) Cucumber
8 3 (2.07%) Protractor
8 3 (2.07%) Rational Rose
8 3 (2.07%) Subversion
9 2 (1.38%) MSBuild
9 2 (1.38%) MSI
9 2 (1.38%) MSTest
9 2 (1.38%) NUnit
9 2 (1.38%) Travis CI
9 2 (1.38%) Visual Studio Team System
9 2 (1.38%) WebDriver
General
1 20 (13.79%) Finance
2 8 (5.52%) Banking
3 7 (4.83%) Marketing
4 3 (2.07%) Investment Banking
4 3 (2.07%) Law
4 3 (2.07%) Legal
5 2 (1.38%) Advertising
6 1 (0.69%) Automotive
6 1 (0.69%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 115 (79.31%) Developer
2 66 (45.52%) .NET Developer
3 27 (18.62%) C# Developer
4 22 (15.17%) C# .NET Developer
5 18 (12.41%) Lead Developer
6 14 (9.66%) ASP.NET Developer
7 12 (8.28%) Full Stack Developer
8 11 (7.59%) SQL Developer
9 10 (6.90%) Angular Developer
10 9 (6.21%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
11 8 (5.52%) Consultant
12 7 (4.83%) Lead .NET Developer
13 6 (4.14%) C# ASP.NET Developer
14 5 (3.45%) Senior Developer
14 5 (3.45%) Software Developer
14 5 (3.45%) Umbraco Developer
14 5 (3.45%) Web Developer
15 4 (2.76%) Architect
15 4 (2.76%) Integration Developer
15 4 (2.76%) Support Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 61 (42.07%) ASP.NET
2 44 (30.34%) .NET Framework
3 37 (25.52%) Web Services
4 27 (18.62%) AngularJS
5 26 (17.93%) CSS
6 25 (17.24%) ASP.NET Web API
6 25 (17.24%) Entity Framework
7 23 (15.86%) HTML
8 21 (14.48%) ASP.NET MVC
9 15 (10.34%) .NET Core
9 15 (10.34%) Middleware
10 10 (6.90%) Angular 2
11 8 (5.52%) REST
12 7 (4.83%) SOAP
12 7 (4.83%) WCF
13 6 (4.14%) CSS3
13 6 (4.14%) JSON
14 5 (3.45%) RESTful
14 5 (3.45%) Spring
14 5 (3.45%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (4.83%) Mobile App
2 6 (4.14%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (2.76%) User Experience
4 3 (2.07%) Greenfield Project
4 3 (2.07%) Management Information System
4 3 (2.07%) W3C
5 2 (1.38%) Data Structures
6 1 (0.69%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.69%) Credit Risk
6 1 (0.69%) DataPower
6 1 (0.69%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.69%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 1 (0.69%) Mainframe
6 1 (0.69%) N-Tier
6 1 (0.69%) Reference Data
6 1 (0.69%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 9 (6.21%) Linux
1 9 (6.21%) Windows
2 3 (2.07%) Unix
3 1 (0.69%) Android
3 1 (0.69%) Apple iOS
3 1 (0.69%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 70 (48.28%) Agile Software Development
2 45 (31.03%) MVC
3 23 (15.86%) TDD
4 22 (15.17%) CRM
5 19 (13.10%) Migration
5 19 (13.10%) Problem-Solving
6 18 (12.41%) Project Management
7 17 (11.72%) Scrum
8 16 (11.03%) Waterfall
9 15 (10.34%) Business Intelligence
10 12 (8.28%) Web Development
11 10 (6.90%) DevOps
11 10 (6.90%) ERP
12 9 (6.21%) Identity Access Management
13 8 (5.52%) Content Management
13 8 (5.52%) Continuous Integration
13 8 (5.52%) SDLC
13 8 (5.52%) Test Automation
14 7 (4.83%) Workflow
15 6 (4.14%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 117 (80.69%) C#
2 54 (37.24%) SQL
3 37 (25.52%) JavaScript
4 25 (17.24%) Java
5 18 (12.41%) T-SQL
6 11 (7.59%) PowerShell
7 9 (6.21%) Python
8 8 (5.52%) TypeScript
9 6 (4.14%) C
9 6 (4.14%) VB
9 6 (4.14%) VB.NET
10 5 (3.45%) Bash Shell
10 5 (3.45%) C++
10 5 (3.45%) PHP
10 5 (3.45%) Ruby
10 5 (3.45%) VBA
10 5 (3.45%) VBScript
11 3 (2.07%) Go
11 3 (2.07%) Groovy
11 3 (2.07%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 2 (1.38%) CISSP
1 2 (1.38%) CSSLP
1 2 (1.38%) Degree
1 2 (1.38%) MCSA
1 2 (1.38%) MCSE
1 2 (1.38%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (1.38%) SC Cleared
1 2 (1.38%) Security Cleared
2 1 (0.69%) ISEB
2 1 (0.69%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.38%) GDPR
System Software
1 14 (9.66%) Docker
2 3 (2.07%) QEMU
2 3 (2.07%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.38%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (2.07%) Ansible
1 3 (2.07%) Opscode Chef
1 3 (2.07%) Puppet
1 3 (2.07%) Terraform
2 2 (1.38%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (0.69%) CA Service Virtualization
3 1 (0.69%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.69%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 25 (17.24%) Microsoft
2 14 (9.66%) Teradata
3 5 (3.45%) Oracle
3 5 (3.45%) Xamarin
4 3 (2.07%) Atlassian
4 3 (2.07%) Casewise
4 3 (2.07%) Rackspace
4 3 (2.07%) Symantec
4 3 (2.07%) VMware
5 2 (1.38%) Blue Coat
5 2 (1.38%) Cloudera
5 2 (1.38%) IBM
5 2 (1.38%) Infoblox
5 2 (1.38%) Lotus
5 2 (1.38%) McAfee
5 2 (1.38%) Red Hat
5 2 (1.38%) ServiceNow
5 2 (1.38%) Splunk
6 1 (0.69%) Adobe
6 1 (0.69%) HP