Period
to 18 February 2018

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 6 months to 18 February 2018 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
6 months to
18 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 29 11 18
Rank change year-on-year -18 +7 +3
Contract jobs citing .NET 25 78 73
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 5.90% 13.36% 7.71%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 18.94% 52.70% 29.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 65 59
Lancashire median daily rate £375 £300 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.00% - -7.69%
10th Percentile £259 £255 £205
90th Percentile £550 £400 £700
North West median daily rate £363 £350 £338
% change year-on-year +3.57% +3.70% +3.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 12
Lancashire median hourly rate - £41.25 £37.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +9.27% -
North West median hourly rate £50.00 £41.25 £37.00
% change year-on-year +21.21% +11.49% -14.94%

.NET is in the Software Libraries and Frameworks category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Lancashire with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
Lancashire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 132 148 250
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 31.13% 25.34% 26.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 98 109 157
Lancashire median daily rate £401 £350 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.64% -12.50% +7.02%
10th Percentile £300 £260 £210
90th Percentile £548 £520 £575
North West median daily rate £389 £389 £375
% change year-on-year - +3.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 18 38
Lancashire median hourly rate £43.00 £42.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.18% +6.25% +8.11%
North West median hourly rate £36.25 £42.25 £33.82
% change year-on-year -14.20% +24.93% +33.61%

.NET
Job Vacancy Trend in Lancashire

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

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 Daily Rate Histogram in Lancashire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing .NET in Lancashire over the 6 months to 18 February 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 6 months to 18 February 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Blackpool +6 14 £427 +18.47% 1
Chorley 0 3 £310 +37.78%
Blackburn - 2 £300 - 3
Lancaster 0 1 - - 8
Preston -12 1 £375 +36.36% 17
.NET
North West

For the 6 months to 18 February 2018, IT contractor jobs citing .NET also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Lancashire region with a requirement for .NET.

1 17 (68.00%) C#
2 15 (60.00%) MVC
2 15 (60.00%) ASP.NET
3 11 (44.00%) ASP.NET MVC
4 10 (40.00%) CSS
4 10 (40.00%) HTML
4 10 (40.00%) JavaScript
4 10 (40.00%) SQL Server
5 9 (36.00%) KnockoutJS
6 8 (32.00%) SQL
7 7 (28.00%) Java
7 7 (28.00%) Agile Software Development
7 7 (28.00%) TDD
7 7 (28.00%) Android
7 7 (28.00%) Apple iOS
8 6 (24.00%) Node.js
8 6 (24.00%) Microsoft Azure
8 6 (24.00%) Amazon AWS
8 6 (24.00%) DevOps
8 6 (24.00%) AngularJS
8 6 (24.00%) Jenkins
8 6 (24.00%) Xamarin
8 6 (24.00%) Microservices
8 6 (24.00%) Co-Creation
8 6 (24.00%) Git (software)
8 6 (24.00%) jQuery
8 6 (24.00%) PHP
8 6 (24.00%) Web Services
8 6 (24.00%) Data Modelling
8 6 (24.00%) SLA

.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 1 (4.00%) CMS
1 1 (4.00%) IIS
1 1 (4.00%) SAS
1 1 (4.00%) SharePoint
1 1 (4.00%) Umbraco
Cloud Services
1 6 (24.00%) Amazon AWS
1 6 (24.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.00%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (40.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (16.00%) SQL Server 2014
3 2 (8.00%) RDBMS
3 2 (8.00%) Relational Database
3 2 (8.00%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (4.00%) Oracle Database
4 1 (4.00%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (4.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 6 (24.00%) Git (software)
1 6 (24.00%) Jenkins
2 3 (12.00%) Visual Studio
3 2 (8.00%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 2 (8.00%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (4.00%) Cucumber
4 1 (4.00%) HP UFT
4 1 (4.00%) Jasmine
4 1 (4.00%) Sahi
4 1 (4.00%) Selenium
4 1 (4.00%) WATIR
General
1 5 (20.00%) Finance
2 1 (4.00%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 16 (64.00%) Developer
2 14 (56.00%) .NET Developer
3 7 (28.00%) C# Developer
4 6 (24.00%) Architect
4 6 (24.00%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
4 6 (24.00%) C# .NET Developer
5 5 (20.00%) Applications Architect
6 3 (12.00%) ASP.NET Developer
6 3 (12.00%) SQL Developer
6 3 (12.00%) SQL Server Developer
7 2 (8.00%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 2 (8.00%) Software Developer
8 1 (4.00%) Analyst
8 1 (4.00%) AWS Architect
8 1 (4.00%) Cloud Architect
8 1 (4.00%) QA Automation Tester
8 1 (4.00%) QA Tester
8 1 (4.00%) React Developer
8 1 (4.00%) Senior Analyst
8 1 (4.00%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (60.00%) ASP.NET
2 11 (44.00%) ASP.NET MVC
3 10 (40.00%) CSS
3 10 (40.00%) HTML
4 9 (36.00%) KnockoutJS
5 6 (24.00%) AngularJS
5 6 (24.00%) jQuery
5 6 (24.00%) Node.js
5 6 (24.00%) Web Services
6 5 (20.00%) .NET Framework
6 5 (20.00%) ASP.NET MVC 5
6 5 (20.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 5 (20.00%) WinForms
7 3 (12.00%) RESTful
7 3 (12.00%) SOAP
7 3 (12.00%) WCF
7 3 (12.00%) XML
8 2 (8.00%) Ajax
9 1 (4.00%) CSS3
9 1 (4.00%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 4 (16.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.00%) Greenfield Project
2 1 (4.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (4.00%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 7 (28.00%) Android
1 7 (28.00%) Apple iOS
2 2 (8.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (60.00%) MVC
2 7 (28.00%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (28.00%) TDD
3 6 (24.00%) Co-Creation
3 6 (24.00%) Data Modelling
3 6 (24.00%) DevOps
3 6 (24.00%) Microservices
4 5 (20.00%) BDD
5 4 (16.00%) Continuous Integration
5 4 (16.00%) Kanban
5 4 (16.00%) Test Automation
5 4 (16.00%) Web Application Development
6 3 (12.00%) Unit Testing
7 2 (8.00%) CRM
7 2 (8.00%) Integration Testing
7 2 (8.00%) SDLC
8 1 (4.00%) Android Development
8 1 (4.00%) Continuous Delivery
8 1 (4.00%) iOS Development
8 1 (4.00%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (68.00%) C#
2 10 (40.00%) JavaScript
3 8 (32.00%) SQL
4 7 (28.00%) Java
5 6 (24.00%) PHP
6 1 (4.00%) Ruby
6 1 (4.00%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (4.00%) Degree
1 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (24.00%) SLA
2 1 (4.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (4.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (4.00%) VMware ESXi
Vendors
1 6 (24.00%) Xamarin
2 5 (20.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (4.00%) Citrix
3 1 (4.00%) Oracle
3 1 (4.00%) VMware