Period
to 17 November 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 17 November 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
17 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 18 25 21
Rank change year-on-year +7 -4 0
Contract jobs citing .NET 104 74 104
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 8.15% 5.51% 7.00%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 25.55% 21.51% 26.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 79 50 78
Cheshire median daily rate £388 £338 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.81% +3.85% -10.03%
10th Percentile £306 £274 £225
90th Percentile £490 £476 £429
North West median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year - +7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 0
Cheshire median hourly rate £45.00 £32.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +40.63% - -
North West median hourly rate £45.00 £41.88 £40.00
% change year-on-year +7.46% +4.69% -

.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 407 344 387
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 31.90% 25.61% 26.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 294 249 297
Cheshire median daily rate £400 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.23% -3.13%
10th Percentile £308 £275 £263
90th Percentile £511 £525 £500
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year - +3.23% -3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 8 3
Cheshire median hourly rate £45.00 £32.00 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +40.63% -1.54% +82.89%
10th Percentile £42.50 £30.00 £31.25
90th Percentile £60.70 £38.75 £38.35
North West median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year -12.50% +6.67% +10.29%

.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 17 November 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 17 November 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 17 November 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 +13 35 £375 +11.94% 21
Warrington -4 19 £475 +26.67% 21
Knutsford +2 14 £350 +12.00% 6
Crewe -11 11 £425 +6.25% 5
Wilmslow -4 3 £375 -6.25% 5
Ellesmere Port - 3 £200 - 1
Nantwich -2 2 £355 - 2
Alderley Edge - 2 £225 - 1
Northwich +1 1 £385 - 2
Macclesfield - 1 £350 - 3
.NET
North West

For the 6 months to 17 November 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 76 (73.08%) C#
2 34 (32.69%) Agile Software Development
3 32 (30.77%) Microsoft
4 29 (27.88%) SQL Server
4 29 (27.88%) ASP.NET
4 29 (27.88%) MVC
5 28 (26.92%) .NET Framework
6 27 (25.96%) SQL
7 26 (25.00%) JavaScript
8 22 (21.15%) Microsoft Azure
8 22 (21.15%) ASP.NET Web API
9 19 (18.27%) DevOps
10 18 (17.31%) Windows
11 17 (16.35%) Visual Studio
12 16 (15.38%) AngularJS
13 15 (14.42%) Entity Framework
14 14 (13.46%) Web Services
15 13 (12.50%) Scrum
15 13 (12.50%) TDD
16 12 (11.54%) Linux
16 12 (11.54%) CRM
16 12 (11.54%) CSS
16 12 (11.54%) Test Automation
16 12 (11.54%) ASP.NET MVC
16 12 (11.54%) .NET Core
17 11 (10.58%) Git (software)
17 11 (10.58%) Amazon AWS
17 11 (10.58%) Visual Studio Team System
17 11 (10.58%) PowerShell
17 11 (10.58%) Dynamics CRM

.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 10 (9.62%) SharePoint
2 6 (5.77%) BizTalk Server
3 5 (4.81%) CMS
4 3 (2.88%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (2.88%) MS Exchange
4 3 (2.88%) SharePoint 2013
4 3 (2.88%) Umbraco
5 1 (0.96%) OpenStack
5 1 (0.96%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 1 (0.96%) CATIA
Business Applications
1 11 (10.58%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.92%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 22 (21.15%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (10.58%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (4.81%) Dynamics 365
4 3 (2.88%) GitHub
5 1 (0.96%) SaaS
5 1 (0.96%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.88%) DSL
1 3 (2.88%) SSH
2 2 (1.92%) Firewall
3 1 (0.96%) Intranet
3 1 (0.96%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (27.88%) SQL Server
2 10 (9.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 9 (8.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 4 (3.85%) Oracle Database
4 4 (3.85%) Relational Database
4 4 (3.85%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (2.88%) Crystal Reports
5 3 (2.88%) DB2
5 3 (2.88%) Oracle Database 11g
6 2 (1.92%) NoSQL
6 2 (1.92%) QlikView
6 2 (1.92%) Redis
6 2 (1.92%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (0.96%) MySQL
7 1 (0.96%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.96%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 17 (16.35%) Visual Studio
2 11 (10.58%) Git (software)
2 11 (10.58%) Visual Studio Team System
3 9 (8.65%) Jenkins
3 9 (8.65%) Octopus Deploy
4 8 (7.69%) TeamCity
5 7 (6.73%) Bitbucket
5 7 (6.73%) MSBuild
6 6 (5.77%) Selenium
7 5 (4.81%) gulp
8 3 (2.88%) Team Foundation Server
9 2 (1.92%) Cucumber
9 2 (1.92%) JIRA
9 2 (1.92%) Plastic SCM
10 1 (0.96%) HP UFT
10 1 (0.96%) Rational Rose
10 1 (0.96%) SpecFlow
10 1 (0.96%) Vagrant
10 1 (0.96%) WebDriver
10 1 (0.96%) webpack
General
1 6 (5.77%) Finance
2 3 (2.88%) Banking
2 3 (2.88%) Legal
3 2 (1.92%) Retail
4 1 (0.96%) Automotive
4 1 (0.96%) Billing
4 1 (0.96%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 65 (62.50%) Developer
2 40 (38.46%) .NET Developer
3 20 (19.23%) C# Developer
4 17 (16.35%) C# .NET Developer
5 10 (9.62%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
6 8 (7.69%) DevOps Engineer
7 7 (6.73%) Angular Developer
7 7 (6.73%) Azure Engineer
8 6 (5.77%) ASP.NET Developer
8 6 (5.77%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 6 (5.77%) CRM Developer
8 6 (5.77%) Dynamics CRM Developer
9 5 (4.81%) Automation Engineer
9 5 (4.81%) PHP Developer
10 4 (3.85%) Azure DevOps
10 4 (3.85%) Microsoft Developer
10 4 (3.85%) SQL Developer
11 3 (2.88%) Lead Developer
11 3 (2.88%) Systems Engineer
11 3 (2.88%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (27.88%) ASP.NET
2 28 (26.92%) .NET Framework
3 22 (21.15%) ASP.NET Web API
4 16 (15.38%) AngularJS
5 15 (14.42%) Entity Framework
6 14 (13.46%) Web Services
7 12 (11.54%) .NET Core
7 12 (11.54%) ASP.NET MVC
7 12 (11.54%) CSS
8 10 (9.62%) HTML
9 7 (6.73%) SOAP
10 6 (5.77%) REST
10 6 (5.77%) WCF
11 3 (2.88%) HTML5
11 3 (2.88%) jQuery
11 3 (2.88%) WinForms
11 3 (2.88%) XML
12 2 (1.92%) ADO.NET
12 2 (1.92%) Middleware
12 2 (1.92%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (4.81%) Enterprise Software
2 3 (2.88%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (2.88%) Computer Science
2 3 (2.88%) User Experience
3 2 (1.92%) Greenfield Project
3 2 (1.92%) Management Information System
3 2 (1.92%) Mobile App
4 1 (0.96%) Data Structures
4 1 (0.96%) Mainframe
4 1 (0.96%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 18 (17.31%) Windows
2 12 (11.54%) Linux
3 6 (5.77%) Unix
4 5 (4.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (2.88%) Windows 10
5 3 (2.88%) Windows 7
6 2 (1.92%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (32.69%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (27.88%) MVC
3 19 (18.27%) DevOps
4 13 (12.50%) Scrum
4 13 (12.50%) TDD
5 12 (11.54%) CRM
5 12 (11.54%) Test Automation
6 11 (10.58%) Workflow
7 10 (9.62%) Continuous Integration
7 10 (9.62%) Software Engineering
8 8 (7.69%) Unit Testing
9 7 (6.73%) Continuous Improvement
9 7 (6.73%) Migration
9 7 (6.73%) Problem-Solving
10 6 (5.77%) Case Management
10 6 (5.77%) OO
10 6 (5.77%) Project Management
11 5 (4.81%) Information Security
11 5 (4.81%) Pair Programming
11 5 (4.81%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 76 (73.08%) C#
2 27 (25.96%) SQL
3 26 (25.00%) JavaScript
4 11 (10.58%) PowerShell
5 10 (9.62%) Java
5 10 (9.62%) T-SQL
6 8 (7.69%) Python
7 7 (6.73%) PHP
8 5 (4.81%) Shell Script
9 4 (3.85%) TypeScript
9 4 (3.85%) VB.NET
10 3 (2.88%) Bash Shell
10 3 (2.88%) VB
11 1 (0.96%) PL/SQL
11 1 (0.96%) VBA
11 1 (0.96%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 5 (4.81%) Degree
2 3 (2.88%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (1.92%) CISSP
3 2 (1.92%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (1.92%) CSSLP
4 1 (0.96%) ISEB
4 1 (0.96%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (0.96%) MCSA
4 1 (0.96%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.92%) QA
2 1 (0.96%) GDPR
System Software
1 9 (8.65%) Docker
2 2 (1.92%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.96%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.96%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 10 (9.62%) Opscode Chef
2 7 (6.73%) Kubernetes
3 4 (3.85%) NetBackup
3 4 (3.85%) Puppet
3 4 (3.85%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 3 (2.88%) Ansible
4 3 (2.88%) Terraform
5 1 (0.96%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 32 (30.77%) Microsoft
2 6 (5.77%) Oracle
3 4 (3.85%) Isilon
3 4 (3.85%) NetApp
4 3 (2.88%) Rackspace
5 2 (1.92%) Teradata
5 2 (1.92%) VMware
5 2 (1.92%) Xamarin
6 1 (0.96%) Casewise
6 1 (0.96%) Fortinet
6 1 (0.96%) HP
6 1 (0.96%) Sage