The median contractor rate for a .NET Developer was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies in Chester during the 3 months to 27 June 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to 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.

.NET Developer
Cheshire / Chester
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 23 35 -
Rank change year-on-year +12 -  
Contract jobs requiring a .NET Developer 3 7 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Chester 2.16% 3.15% -
As % of the Job Titles category 2.22% 3.27% -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 6 0
Median daily rate £425 £325 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +30.76% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £335 £325
% change year-on-year +4.47% +3.07%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £20.78 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £42.50 £41.25
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Chester. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
Chester
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 135 214 197
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Chester 97.12% 96.40% 94.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 116 192 110
Median daily rate £420 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% -5.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £293 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 8 16
Median hourly rate £13.50 £13.50 £27.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -50.23%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.84 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £20.85 £38.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.14
% change year-on-year - +8.42%  

.NET Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in Chester

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Chester that featured .NET Developer in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for .NET Developer in Chester

.NET Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Chester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing .NET Developer in Chester.

Contractor daily rate trend for .NET Developer in Chester

.NET Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Chester

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing .NET Developer in Chester over the 3 months to 27 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for .NET Developer in Chester

.NET Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Chester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing .NET Developer in Chester.

Contractor hourly rate trend for .NET Developer in Chester

.NET Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 27 June 2017, .NET Developer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Chester region featuring .NET Developer in the job title.

1 4 (100.00%) C#
1 4 (100.00%) .NET
1 4 (100.00%) ASP.NET
2 3 (75.00%) MVC
3 2 (50.00%) Finance
3 2 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (50.00%) ASP.NET MVC
3 2 (50.00%) SOA
3 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (50.00%) SQL Server
3 2 (50.00%) Visual Studio
3 2 (50.00%) WCF
4 1 (25.00%) Credit Risk
4 1 (25.00%) jQuery
4 1 (25.00%) ADO.NET
4 1 (25.00%) COBOL
4 1 (25.00%) HTML
4 1 (25.00%) JavaScript
4 1 (25.00%) SQL
4 1 (25.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (25.00%) Intranet
4 1 (25.00%) CSS
4 1 (25.00%) Web Services
4 1 (25.00%) FxCop
4 1 (25.00%) SoapUI
4 1 (25.00%) MSBuild
4 1 (25.00%) T4 Templates
4 1 (25.00%) Relational Database
4 1 (25.00%) SDLC
4 1 (25.00%) Front End Development

.NET Developer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Chester 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:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (25.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (50.00%) Visual Studio
2 1 (25.00%) FxCop
2 1 (25.00%) MSBuild
2 1 (25.00%) ReSharper
2 1 (25.00%) SoapUI
2 1 (25.00%) T4 Templates
General
1 2 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (25.00%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (100.00%) .NET
1 4 (100.00%) ASP.NET
2 2 (50.00%) ASP.NET MVC
2 2 (50.00%) WCF
3 1 (25.00%) .NET Framework
3 1 (25.00%) ADO.NET
3 1 (25.00%) CSS
3 1 (25.00%) HTML
3 1 (25.00%) jQuery
3 1 (25.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Credit Risk
1 1 (25.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) MVC
2 2 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (50.00%) SOA
3 1 (25.00%) Front End Development
3 1 (25.00%) SDLC
3 1 (25.00%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 4 (100.00%) C#
2 1 (25.00%) COBOL
2 1 (25.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (25.00%) SQL
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
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