The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Lancashire with a requirement for .NET Framework skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited .NET Framework over the 3 months to 24 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
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft .NET Framework
North West / Lancashire
Rank 31 46 36
Rank change year-on-year +15 -10  
Contract jobs citing .NET Framework 2 5 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 0.95% 1.17% 1.57%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 4.00% 5.00% 6.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 1
Median daily rate £342 £675 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -49.29% +77.63%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £338 £350
% change year-on-year +3.70% -3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Median hourly rate - £37.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £42.25 £38.75
% change year-on-year -31.36% +9.03%  

.NET Framework 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 Lancashire with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
Lancashire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 50 100 95
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Lancashire 23.81% 23.36% 24.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 52 56
Median daily rate £325 £413 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -21.21% +17.85%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £253 £263 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £465 £524
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 25 5
Median hourly rate £55.00 £38.00 £46.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +44.73% -17.39%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £38.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.55%  

.NET Framework
Job Vacancy Trend in Lancashire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Lancashire citing .NET Framework 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 Framework in Lancashire

.NET Framework
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for .NET Framework in Lancashire

.NET Framework
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Lancashire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for .NET Framework in Lancashire

.NET Framework
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 24 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing .NET Framework 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 Lancashire region with a requirement for .NET Framework.

1 7 (100.00%) .NET
2 6 (85.71%) ASP.NET
2 6 (85.71%) SQL Server
2 6 (85.71%) MVC
3 5 (71.43%) C#
3 5 (71.43%) JavaScript
4 4 (57.14%) HTML
4 4 (57.14%) SQL
4 4 (57.14%) Visual Studio
4 4 (57.14%) CSS
4 4 (57.14%) Microsoft
4 4 (57.14%) Web Services
4 4 (57.14%) XML
4 4 (57.14%) WCF
4 4 (57.14%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (57.14%) ASP.NET MVC
5 2 (28.57%) iPad
5 2 (28.57%) Entity Framework
5 2 (28.57%) LINQ to SQL
5 2 (28.57%) ASP.NET MVC 3
5 2 (28.57%) RESTful
5 2 (28.57%) KnockoutJS
5 2 (28.57%) Web Application Development
5 2 (28.57%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (28.57%) Relational Database
5 2 (28.57%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 2 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (28.57%) LINQ
5 2 (28.57%) Unit Testing
5 2 (28.57%) Ajax

.NET Framework
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire 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:

Business Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (14.29%) Oracle EBS R12
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (85.71%) SQL Server
2 4 (57.14%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (28.57%) RDBMS
3 2 (28.57%) Relational Database
3 2 (28.57%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (28.57%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 4 (57.14%) Visual Studio
2 1 (14.29%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 2 (28.57%) Banking
1 2 (28.57%) Finance
1 2 (28.57%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (85.71%) .NET Developer
1 6 (85.71%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (100.00%) .NET
2 6 (85.71%) ASP.NET
3 4 (57.14%) ASP.NET MVC
3 4 (57.14%) CSS
3 4 (57.14%) HTML
3 4 (57.14%) WCF
3 4 (57.14%) Web Services
3 4 (57.14%) XML
4 2 (28.57%) ADO.NET
4 2 (28.57%) Ajax
4 2 (28.57%) ASP.NET MVC 3
4 2 (28.57%) Classic ASP
4 2 (28.57%) Entity Framework
4 2 (28.57%) KnockoutJS
4 2 (28.57%) LINQ
4 2 (28.57%) LINQ to SQL
4 2 (28.57%) RESTful
4 2 (28.57%) SOAP
4 2 (28.57%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (28.57%) iPad
2 1 (14.29%) Management Information System
2 1 (14.29%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 2 (28.57%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (85.71%) MVC
2 2 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (28.57%) ITIL
2 2 (28.57%) OO
2 2 (28.57%) OOD
2 2 (28.57%) Software Engineering
2 2 (28.57%) Unit Testing
2 2 (28.57%) Web Application Development
3 1 (14.29%) Automated Testing
3 1 (14.29%) ERP
3 1 (14.29%) Functional Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Integration Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Quality Management
3 1 (14.29%) SFIA
3 1 (14.29%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 5 (71.43%) C#
1 5 (71.43%) JavaScript
2 4 (57.14%) SQL
3 2 (28.57%) T-SQL
3 2 (28.57%) VB
3 2 (28.57%) VB.NET
4 1 (14.29%) C
4 1 (14.29%) Java
4 1 (14.29%) Perl
4 1 (14.29%) Python
4 1 (14.29%) Ruby
4 1 (14.29%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 2 (28.57%) Degree
1 2 (28.57%) HNC
1 2 (28.57%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
1 2 (28.57%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (57.14%) Microsoft
2 1 (14.29%) Oracle
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