Period
to 19 November 2017

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 19 November 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
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 26 22 22
Rank change year-on-year -4 0 -8
Contract jobs citing .NET 73 100 135
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 5.51% 6.83% 6.42%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 21.73% 26.81% 27.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 75 118
Cheshire median daily rate £340 £325 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.62% -7.14% +7.69%
10th Percentile £275 £225 £285
90th Percentile £478 £433 £538
North West median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +7.14% - +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Cheshire median hourly rate £32.00 - -
North West median hourly rate £41.88 £40.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +4.69% - +11.80%

.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 336 373 497
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 25.36% 25.48% 23.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 242 284 360
Cheshire median daily rate £400 £388 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.23% -3.13% +14.29%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £299
90th Percentile £525 £500 £540
North West median daily rate £400 £388 £396
% change year-on-year +3.23% -2.21% +16.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 3 19
Cheshire median hourly rate £32.00 £32.50 £17.77
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.54% +82.89% -47.74%
10th Percentile £30.50 £31.25 £16.16
90th Percentile £38.75 £38.35 £34.60
North West median hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year +14.29% +2.94% +0.98%

.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 19 November 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 6 months to 19 November 2017. 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
Warrington +14 23 £375 +15.38% 15
Chester +18 14 £335 +3.08% 7
Crewe -4 9 £400 +14.29% 7
Knutsford -19 3 £313 -24.24% 1
Wilmslow +3 1 £400 +30.08% 1
Runcorn 0 1 - - 5
Northwich -1 1 - - 1
Nantwich - 1 - - 3
.NET
North West

For the 6 months to 19 November 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 57 (78.08%) C#
2 37 (50.68%) SQL
3 36 (49.32%) SQL Server
4 32 (43.84%) ASP.NET
5 26 (35.62%) MVC
6 22 (30.14%) Agile Software Development
7 20 (27.40%) .NET Framework
8 19 (26.03%) JavaScript
9 18 (24.66%) Microsoft
10 17 (23.29%) Entity Framework
11 16 (21.92%) AngularJS
11 16 (21.92%) TDD
12 15 (20.55%) ASP.NET Web API
13 14 (19.18%) Finance
13 14 (19.18%) Visual Studio
14 12 (16.44%) WCF
14 12 (16.44%) jQuery
15 11 (15.07%) T-SQL
15 11 (15.07%) CSS
15 11 (15.07%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 10 (13.70%) HTML
16 10 (13.70%) SOA
17 9 (12.33%) CRM
17 9 (12.33%) Java
17 9 (12.33%) Web Services
17 9 (12.33%) ITIL
17 9 (12.33%) Git (software)
17 9 (12.33%) Test Automation
18 8 (10.96%) TeamCity
18 8 (10.96%) JSON

.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 8 (10.96%) IIS
2 7 (9.59%) CMS
2 7 (9.59%) SharePoint
3 6 (8.22%) BizTalk Server
4 5 (6.85%) Umbraco
5 3 (4.11%) Kinematics
5 3 (4.11%) NServiceBus
6 2 (2.74%) PegaRULES
6 2 (2.74%) SharePoint 2010
6 2 (2.74%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (1.37%) Apache
7 1 (1.37%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 1 (1.37%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (1.37%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (2.74%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (2.74%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (5.48%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (2.74%) Azure Active Directory
2 2 (2.74%) Office 365
2 2 (2.74%) OneDrive
2 2 (2.74%) Yammer
3 1 (1.37%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.48%) DNS
2 3 (4.11%) TCP/IP
3 2 (2.74%) Intranet
4 1 (1.37%) DHCP
4 1 (1.37%) FTP
4 1 (1.37%) HTTP
4 1 (1.37%) IPsec
4 1 (1.37%) NAS
4 1 (1.37%) SAN
4 1 (1.37%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (49.32%) SQL Server
2 11 (15.07%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 7 (9.59%) SQL Server 2012
4 6 (8.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 4 (5.48%) MySQL
5 4 (5.48%) Oracle Database
6 3 (4.11%) Relational Database
6 3 (4.11%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (4.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (2.74%) MongoDB
7 2 (2.74%) SQL Server 2014
8 1 (1.37%) NoSQL
8 1 (1.37%) SAS Enterprise Guide
8 1 (1.37%) SQL Server 2000
8 1 (1.37%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 14 (19.18%) Visual Studio
2 9 (12.33%) Git (software)
3 8 (10.96%) TeamCity
4 6 (8.22%) Octopus Deploy
4 6 (8.22%) Team Foundation Server
5 5 (6.85%) gulp
6 4 (5.48%) HP UFT
6 4 (5.48%) JMeter
6 4 (5.48%) SpecFlow
7 3 (4.11%) FxCop
7 3 (4.11%) MSBuild
7 3 (4.11%) Protractor
7 3 (4.11%) ReSharper
7 3 (4.11%) SoapUI
7 3 (4.11%) T4 Templates
8 2 (2.74%) Bitbucket
8 2 (2.74%) Moq
8 2 (2.74%) NUnit
8 2 (2.74%) Selenium
8 2 (2.74%) webpack
General
1 14 (19.18%) Finance
2 6 (8.22%) Banking
3 4 (5.48%) Games
4 1 (1.37%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.37%) Publishing
4 1 (1.37%) Retail
Job Titles
1 54 (73.97%) Developer
2 40 (54.79%) .NET Developer
3 17 (23.29%) C# Developer
4 16 (21.92%) C# .NET Developer
5 15 (20.55%) ASP.NET Developer
6 7 (9.59%) Full Stack Developer
7 6 (8.22%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 5 (6.85%) Senior Developer
9 4 (5.48%) Analyst
9 4 (5.48%) Applications Support
10 3 (4.11%) Applications Support Analyst
10 3 (4.11%) Architect
10 3 (4.11%) Graduate
10 3 (4.11%) JavaScript Developer
10 3 (4.11%) Lead Developer
10 3 (4.11%) MySQL Developer
10 3 (4.11%) Senior .NET Developer
10 3 (4.11%) Software Developer
10 3 (4.11%) SQL Developer
10 3 (4.11%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (43.84%) ASP.NET
2 20 (27.40%) .NET Framework
3 17 (23.29%) Entity Framework
4 16 (21.92%) AngularJS
5 15 (20.55%) ASP.NET Web API
6 12 (16.44%) jQuery
6 12 (16.44%) WCF
7 11 (15.07%) CSS
8 10 (13.70%) HTML
9 9 (12.33%) Web Services
10 8 (10.96%) JSON
11 7 (9.59%) KnockoutJS
12 6 (8.22%) ASP.NET MVC
12 6 (8.22%) RESTful
13 5 (6.85%) .NET Core
13 5 (6.85%) Angular 2
13 5 (6.85%) CSS3
13 5 (6.85%) HTML5
14 4 (5.48%) Ninject
14 4 (5.48%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 5 (6.85%) Greenfield Project
2 3 (4.11%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (4.11%) Credit Risk
2 3 (4.11%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 3 (4.11%) iPad
3 2 (2.74%) Data Centre
3 2 (2.74%) DataPower
3 2 (2.74%) Replication
3 2 (2.74%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 8 (10.96%) Windows
2 4 (5.48%) Linux
2 4 (5.48%) Unix
3 3 (4.11%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (2.74%) Windows Server
4 2 (2.74%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (1.37%) Windows 10
5 1 (1.37%) Windows 2000
5 1 (1.37%) Windows 7
5 1 (1.37%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (35.62%) MVC
2 22 (30.14%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (21.92%) TDD
4 10 (13.70%) SOA
5 9 (12.33%) CRM
5 9 (12.33%) ITIL
5 9 (12.33%) Test Automation
6 7 (9.59%) Scrum
7 6 (8.22%) DevOps
7 6 (8.22%) Waterfall
8 5 (6.85%) Content Management
8 5 (6.85%) Continuous Integration
8 5 (6.85%) Software Engineering
8 5 (6.85%) Stakeholder Management
8 5 (6.85%) Time Management
9 4 (5.48%) ERP
9 4 (5.48%) OO
9 4 (5.48%) Performance Testing
9 4 (5.48%) TOGAF
9 4 (5.48%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 57 (78.08%) C#
2 37 (50.68%) SQL
3 19 (26.03%) JavaScript
4 11 (15.07%) T-SQL
5 9 (12.33%) Java
6 6 (8.22%) VB.NET
6 6 (8.22%) VBScript
7 5 (6.85%) TypeScript
8 4 (5.48%) C++
8 4 (5.48%) PowerShell
8 4 (5.48%) VB
9 1 (1.37%) PHP
9 1 (1.37%) R
Qualifications
1 4 (5.48%) ISEB
1 4 (5.48%) MCSA
1 4 (5.48%) MCSE
1 4 (5.48%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (4.11%) Degree
3 2 (2.74%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.74%) COBIT
2 1 (1.37%) QA
System Software
1 4 (5.48%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.74%) UAG
2 2 (2.74%) VMware ESXi
2 2 (2.74%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (5.48%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (2.74%) CA Service Virtualization
Vendors
1 18 (24.66%) Microsoft
2 5 (6.85%) DevExpress
2 5 (6.85%) HP
2 5 (6.85%) Oracle
3 4 (5.48%) Fortinet
4 3 (4.11%) NVIDIA
5 2 (2.74%) CA
5 2 (2.74%) Salesforce.com
5 2 (2.74%) VMware
6 1 (1.37%) Google
6 1 (1.37%) Lumension
6 1 (1.37%) McAfee
6 1 (1.37%) Pega
6 1 (1.37%) Symantec
6 1 (1.37%) Telerik
6 1 (1.37%) Twitter