The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Halifax 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 29 June 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)
West Yorkshire / Halifax
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 18 21 24
Rank change year-on-year +3 +3  
Contract jobs citing .NET 1 8 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Halifax 1.41% 5.76% 1.31%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 4.35% 29.63% 14.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 1
Median daily rate £400 £325 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +23.07% +30.00%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £340
% change year-on-year +3.57% +2.94%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.25 £40.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +8.12% -  

.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 Halifax with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
Halifax
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 23 27 14
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Halifax 32.39% 19.42% 9.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 40 10
Median daily rate £350 £325 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.69% +8.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £225 £266
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £453 £331
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +5.33% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £36.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +18.05% -10.00%  

.NET
Job Vacancy Trend in Halifax

Job postings citing .NET as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Halifax.

Job vacancy trend for .NET in Halifax

.NET
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Halifax

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

Contractor daily rate trend for .NET in Halifax

.NET
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Halifax

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for .NET in Halifax

For the 6 months to 29 June 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 Halifax region with a requirement for .NET.

1 4 (80.00%) Finance
1 4 (80.00%) SQL
2 3 (60.00%) C#
2 3 (60.00%) ASP.NET
2 3 (60.00%) jQuery
3 2 (40.00%) .NET Framework
3 2 (40.00%) StreamWeaver
3 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (40.00%) System Testing
3 2 (40.00%) ASP.NET MVC
3 2 (40.00%) AngularJS
3 2 (40.00%) Task Automation
3 2 (40.00%) T-SQL
3 2 (40.00%) VB.NET
3 2 (40.00%) SQL Server
3 2 (40.00%) Scrum
3 2 (40.00%) MVC
3 2 (40.00%) Workflow
3 2 (40.00%) Windows
3 2 (40.00%) IBM
3 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
4 1 (20.00%) WinForms
4 1 (20.00%) Web Design
4 1 (20.00%) Manufacturing
4 1 (20.00%) CSS
4 1 (20.00%) HTML
4 1 (20.00%) Banking
4 1 (20.00%) WCF
4 1 (20.00%) Web Testing

.NET
Co-occurring IT Skills in Halifax 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 (40.00%) StreamWeaver
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (40.00%) SQL Server
General
1 4 (80.00%) Finance
2 1 (20.00%) Banking
2 1 (20.00%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 5 (100.00%) Developer
2 3 (60.00%) .NET Developer
3 2 (40.00%) Full Stack Developer
3 2 (40.00%) Technical Developer
4 1 (20.00%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (60.00%) ASP.NET
1 3 (60.00%) jQuery
2 2 (40.00%) .NET Framework
2 2 (40.00%) AngularJS
2 2 (40.00%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (20.00%) CSS
3 1 (20.00%) HTML
3 1 (20.00%) WCF
3 1 (20.00%) WinForms
Operating Systems
1 2 (40.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (40.00%) MVC
1 2 (40.00%) Scrum
1 2 (40.00%) System Testing
1 2 (40.00%) Task Automation
1 2 (40.00%) Workflow
2 1 (20.00%) Web Design
2 1 (20.00%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (80.00%) SQL
2 3 (60.00%) C#
3 2 (40.00%) T-SQL
3 2 (40.00%) VB.NET
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) IBM
1 2 (40.00%) Microsoft