The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Lancashire 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 25 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)
North West / Lancashire
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 36 24 28
Rank change year-on-year -12 +4  
Contract jobs citing .NET 7 23 20
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 2.10% 5.25% 5.00%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 11.86% 23.00% 25.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 16 15
Median daily rate £300 £300 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -4.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £224 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £450 £367
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £338
% change year-on-year +3.57% +3.70%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 0
Median hourly rate £41.88 £41.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.90% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.25 £39.38 £40.00
% change year-on-year +9.84% -1.56%  

.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 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 59 100 78
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Lancashire 17.72% 22.83% 19.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 65 57
Median daily rate £325 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.33% +7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £452 £475 £570
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 9 0
Median hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.33% -  
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 Lancashire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Lancashire 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 Lancashire

.NET
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for .NET in Lancashire

.NET
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Lancashire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for .NET in Lancashire

.NET
Contract Job Locations in Lancashire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing .NET within the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 25 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Blackburn -4 3 £325 +45.25% 1
Preston -20 3 £256 -31.66% 4
.NET
North West

For the 6 months to 25 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 Lancashire region with a requirement for .NET.

1 16 (80.00%) C#
2 14 (70.00%) HTML
3 12 (60.00%) ASP.NET
3 12 (60.00%) CSS
4 11 (55.00%) JavaScript
5 10 (50.00%) SQL
6 9 (45.00%) MVC
7 8 (40.00%) VB
7 8 (40.00%) XML
8 7 (35.00%) VB.NET
8 7 (35.00%) T-SQL
9 6 (30.00%) SQL Server
9 6 (30.00%) XSD
9 6 (30.00%) VB6
9 6 (30.00%) ASP.NET MVC
10 5 (25.00%) Entity Framework
10 5 (25.00%) .NET Framework
11 4 (20.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 4 (20.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 4 (20.00%) XSL
11 4 (20.00%) Visual Studio
12 3 (15.00%) Microsoft
12 3 (15.00%) Windows
12 3 (15.00%) Agile Software Development
12 3 (15.00%) WinForms
12 3 (15.00%) WPF
12 3 (15.00%) Umbraco
12 3 (15.00%) ASP.NET Web API
12 3 (15.00%) Team Foundation Server
13 2 (10.00%) Web Application Development

.NET
Co-occurring 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:

Application Platforms
1 3 (15.00%) Umbraco
Business Applications
1 1 (5.00%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (30.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (20.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 4 (20.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (10.00%) MongoDB
3 2 (10.00%) Oracle Database
3 2 (10.00%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (10.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (10.00%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 4 (20.00%) Visual Studio
2 3 (15.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (10.00%) ClearCase
3 2 (10.00%) Rational Robot
4 1 (5.00%) Git (software)
4 1 (5.00%) Subversion
Job Titles
1 19 (95.00%) Developer
2 13 (65.00%) .NET Developer
3 4 (20.00%) C# Developer
3 4 (20.00%) VB.NET Developer
4 3 (15.00%) Umbraco Developer
5 2 (10.00%) C# .NET Developer
5 2 (10.00%) C# Web Developer
5 2 (10.00%) Software Developer
5 2 (10.00%) Web Developer
6 1 (5.00%) ASP.NET Developer
6 1 (5.00%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 1 (5.00%) C# Software Developer
6 1 (5.00%) Dynamics CRM Developer
6 1 (5.00%) Lead Developer
6 1 (5.00%) Senior .NET Web Developer
6 1 (5.00%) Senior ASP.NET Developer
6 1 (5.00%) Senior Developer
6 1 (5.00%) Senior Web Developer
6 1 (5.00%) Test Manager
6 1 (5.00%) WinForms Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (70.00%) HTML
2 12 (60.00%) ASP.NET
2 12 (60.00%) CSS
3 8 (40.00%) XML
4 6 (30.00%) ASP.NET MVC
4 6 (30.00%) XSD
5 5 (25.00%) .NET Framework
5 5 (25.00%) Entity Framework
6 4 (20.00%) XSL
7 3 (15.00%) ASP.NET Web API
7 3 (15.00%) WinForms
7 3 (15.00%) WPF
8 2 (10.00%) AngularJS
8 2 (10.00%) ASP.NET MVC 3
8 2 (10.00%) jQuery
8 2 (10.00%) LINQ
8 2 (10.00%) LINQ to SQL
8 2 (10.00%) WCF
8 2 (10.00%) Web Services
8 2 (10.00%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (10.00%) Greenfield Project
2 1 (5.00%) Fintech
2 1 (5.00%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 3 (15.00%) Windows
2 1 (5.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (45.00%) MVC
2 3 (15.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (10.00%) ITIL
3 2 (10.00%) Scrum
3 2 (10.00%) TDD
3 2 (10.00%) Web Application Development
3 2 (10.00%) Web Development
4 1 (5.00%) CRM
4 1 (5.00%) ERP
4 1 (5.00%) Front End Development
4 1 (5.00%) Line Management
4 1 (5.00%) Process Improvement
4 1 (5.00%) Project Planning
4 1 (5.00%) Regression Testing
4 1 (5.00%) Release Management
4 1 (5.00%) Software Engineering
4 1 (5.00%) SOLID
4 1 (5.00%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 16 (80.00%) C#
2 11 (55.00%) JavaScript
3 10 (50.00%) SQL
4 8 (40.00%) VB
5 7 (35.00%) T-SQL
5 7 (35.00%) VB.NET
6 6 (30.00%) VB6
Qualifications
1 2 (10.00%) HNC
1 2 (10.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
1 2 (10.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (5.00%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.00%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (15.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (10.00%) Oracle