The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Chester with a requirement for .NET skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited .NET over the 3 months to 27 March 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.

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft .NET (dotNet)
Cheshire / Chester
Rank 20 6 24
Rank change year-on-year -14 +18  
Contract jobs citing .NET 2 26 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Chester 1.92% 17.22% 3.61%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 5.71% 47.27% 12.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 13 7
Median daily rate £220 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -37.14% +7.69%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 0
Median hourly rate £50.00 £23.75 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +110.52% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £36.00 £34.50
% change year-on-year +13.88% +4.34%  

.NET is in the industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Chester with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
Chester
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 35 55 55
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Chester 33.65% 36.42% 28.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 33 47
Median daily rate £438 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.37% +3.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £325 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £423 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 0
Median hourly rate £50.00 £32.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +53.84% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.50 £38.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +6.57% +5.55%  

.NET
Job Vacancy Trend in Chester

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Chester citing .NET as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

Job vacancy trend for .NET in Chester

.NET
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Chester

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

Contractor daily rate trend for .NET in Chester

.NET
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Chester

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for .NET in Chester

.NET
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 Chester region with a requirement for .NET.

1 7 (77.78%) C#
2 5 (55.56%) JavaScript
2 5 (55.56%) SQL Server
2 5 (55.56%) Microsoft
3 3 (33.33%) HTML
3 3 (33.33%) MVC
3 3 (33.33%) ASP.NET
3 3 (33.33%) CSS
3 3 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC
4 2 (22.22%) .NET Framework
4 2 (22.22%) SharePoint
4 2 (22.22%) SQL
4 2 (22.22%) COBOL
4 2 (22.22%) Migration
4 2 (22.22%) Visual Studio
4 2 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (11.11%) TDD
5 1 (11.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (11.11%) Automated Testing
5 1 (11.11%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (11.11%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (11.11%) ISTQB
5 1 (11.11%) Web Development
5 1 (11.11%) Project Management
5 1 (11.11%) Management Information System
5 1 (11.11%) Scrum
5 1 (11.11%) Business Continuity
5 1 (11.11%) DHTML
5 1 (11.11%) C++
5 1 (11.11%) T-SQL

.NET
Top Related 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 (22.22%) SharePoint
2 1 (11.11%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 1 (11.11%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (55.56%) SQL Server
2 1 (11.11%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (11.11%) Relational Database
2 1 (11.11%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (11.11%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (11.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (22.22%) Visual Studio
2 1 (11.11%) JIRA
2 1 (11.11%) Selenium
2 1 (11.11%) Team Foundation Server
Job Titles
1 8 (88.89%) Developer
2 2 (22.22%) .NET Developer
2 2 (22.22%) C# Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Business Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Business Intelligence Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Business Intelligence Manager
3 1 (11.11%) CRM Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Data Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Data Warehouse Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Data Warehouse Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Dynamics CRM Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Senior Data Warehouse Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Senior Data Warehouse Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Senior Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Senior Manager
3 1 (11.11%) SharePoint Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Test Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Tester
3 1 (11.11%) Web Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Web Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (33.33%) ASP.NET
1 3 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC
1 3 (33.33%) CSS
1 3 (33.33%) HTML
2 2 (22.22%) .NET Framework
3 1 (11.11%) ASP.NET Web API
3 1 (11.11%) DHTML
3 1 (11.11%) MDX
3 1 (11.11%) MvvmCross
3 1 (11.11%) Xamarin.iOS
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) Data Structures
1 1 (11.11%) Management Information System
1 1 (11.11%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (11.11%) Android
1 1 (11.11%) Apple iOS
1 1 (11.11%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (33.33%) MVC
2 2 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (22.22%) Migration
3 1 (11.11%) Android Development
3 1 (11.11%) Automated Testing
3 1 (11.11%) Business Continuity
3 1 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (11.11%) CRM
3 1 (11.11%) Data Migration
3 1 (11.11%) E-Commerce
3 1 (11.11%) Mobile Application Development
3 1 (11.11%) OO
3 1 (11.11%) Performance Management
3 1 (11.11%) Project Management
3 1 (11.11%) Scrum
3 1 (11.11%) TDD
3 1 (11.11%) Test Scripting
3 1 (11.11%) Web Application Development
3 1 (11.11%) Web Development
3 1 (11.11%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (77.78%) C#
2 5 (55.56%) JavaScript
3 2 (22.22%) COBOL
3 2 (22.22%) SQL
4 1 (11.11%) ANSI SQL
4 1 (11.11%) C++
4 1 (11.11%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (11.11%) ISTQB
Vendors
1 5 (55.56%) Microsoft
2 1 (11.11%) Xamarin