Period
to 19 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a .NET Developer was £325 per day in advertised job vacancies in Chester during the 6 months to 19 November 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
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 19 39 36
Rank change year-on-year +20 -3 -9
Contract jobs requiring a .NET Developer 11 4 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Chester 5.21% 1.34% 1.95%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.39% 1.41% 2.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 4 6
Chester median daily rate £325 £310 £299
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.84% +3.77% -4.40%
10th Percentile £296 £275 £263
90th Percentile £503 £335 £351
Cheshire median daily rate £330 £325 £340
% change year-on-year +1.54% -4.41% +4.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Chester median hourly rate - - -
Cheshire median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Chester. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
Chester
Contract vacancies in Chester with a recognized job title 204 283 288
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.68% 94.65% 93.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 160 244 180
Chester median daily rate £375 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.09% +3.13% +15.94%
10th Percentile £262 £235 £290
90th Percentile £501 £525 £519
Cheshire median daily rate £410 £400 £413
% change year-on-year +2.50% -3.03% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 13 28
Chester median hourly rate £13.00 £14.00 £17.17
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.14% -18.46% -37.56%
10th Percentile £11.23 £13.25 £12.13
90th Percentile £22.40 £15.08 £35.00
Cheshire median hourly rate £13.00 £14.86 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.52% -12.59% +5.20%

.NET Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in Chester

Job postings that featured .NET Developer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Chester.

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 6 months to 19 November 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 19 November 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 11 (100.00%) .NET
2 9 (81.82%) C#
2 9 (81.82%) ASP.NET
3 8 (72.73%) SQL Server
3 8 (72.73%) SQL
4 6 (54.55%) MVC
4 6 (54.55%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (45.45%) SOA
5 5 (45.45%) WCF
6 4 (36.36%) Finance
6 4 (36.36%) MySQL
6 4 (36.36%) Visual Studio
7 3 (27.27%) T4 Templates
7 3 (27.27%) Relational Database
7 3 (27.27%) iPad
7 3 (27.27%) SoapUI
7 3 (27.27%) Entity Framework
7 3 (27.27%) ADO.NET
7 3 (27.27%) CSS
7 3 (27.27%) Web Services
7 3 (27.27%) T-SQL
7 3 (27.27%) HTML
7 3 (27.27%) Microsoft
7 3 (27.27%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 3 (27.27%) Credit Risk
7 3 (27.27%) .NET Framework
7 3 (27.27%) ReSharper
7 3 (27.27%) FxCop
7 3 (27.27%) MSBuild
8 2 (18.18%) DataPower

.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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (18.18%) CMS
1 2 (18.18%) PegaRULES
1 2 (18.18%) Umbraco
2 1 (9.09%) Apache
2 1 (9.09%) IIS
2 1 (9.09%) Oracle SOA Suite
Communications & Networking
1 2 (18.18%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (72.73%) SQL Server
2 4 (36.36%) MySQL
3 3 (27.27%) Relational Database
4 1 (9.09%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (9.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 4 (36.36%) Visual Studio
2 3 (27.27%) FxCop
2 3 (27.27%) MSBuild
2 3 (27.27%) ReSharper
2 3 (27.27%) SoapUI
2 3 (27.27%) T4 Templates
3 2 (18.18%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (9.09%) Grunt
4 1 (9.09%) gulp
General
1 4 (36.36%) Finance
2 2 (18.18%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (100.00%) .NET
2 9 (81.82%) ASP.NET
3 5 (45.45%) WCF
4 3 (27.27%) .NET Framework
4 3 (27.27%) ADO.NET
4 3 (27.27%) CSS
4 3 (27.27%) Entity Framework
4 3 (27.27%) HTML
4 3 (27.27%) Web Services
5 2 (18.18%) CSS3
5 2 (18.18%) jQuery
6 1 (9.09%) AngularJS
6 1 (9.09%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (9.09%) ASP.NET Web API
6 1 (9.09%) HTML5
6 1 (9.09%) Sass
6 1 (9.09%) Semantic HTML
6 1 (9.09%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 3 (27.27%) Credit Risk
1 3 (27.27%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
1 3 (27.27%) iPad
2 2 (18.18%) DataPower
2 2 (18.18%) W3C
3 1 (9.09%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 2 (18.18%) Windows
2 1 (9.09%) Windows Server
2 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (54.55%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (54.55%) MVC
2 5 (45.45%) SOA
3 2 (18.18%) Waterfall
4 1 (9.09%) Continuous Delivery
4 1 (9.09%) Domain-Driven Design
4 1 (9.09%) Enterprise Architecture
4 1 (9.09%) Facilities Management
4 1 (9.09%) ITIL
4 1 (9.09%) OOP
4 1 (9.09%) SDLC
4 1 (9.09%) TDD
4 1 (9.09%) TOGAF
4 1 (9.09%) Web Development
4 1 (9.09%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 9 (81.82%) C#
2 8 (72.73%) SQL
3 3 (27.27%) T-SQL
4 1 (9.09%) JavaScript
4 1 (9.09%) PHP
Systems Management
1 2 (18.18%) CA Service Virtualization
Vendors
1 3 (27.27%) Microsoft
2 2 (18.18%) CA
3 1 (9.09%) Google
3 1 (9.09%) Oracle
3 1 (9.09%) Pega
3 1 (9.09%) Twitter