Period
to 16 January 2019

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 16 January 2019 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
16 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 16 31 7
Rank change year-on-year +15 -24 +9
Contract jobs citing .NET 65 20 86
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 9.79% 4.49% 15.14%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 32.50% 15.04% 59.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 13 70
Lancashire median daily rate £388 £375 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% +25.00% -18.64%
10th Percentile £225 £301 £248
90th Percentile £550 £528 £422
North West median daily rate £380 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +4.83% +3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 7
Lancashire median hourly rate £36.23 £41.25 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.18% +3.13% +6.67%
10th Percentile £20.29 £40.63 £31.85
90th Percentile £40.80 £41.88 £42.50
North West median hourly rate £38.86 £50.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year -22.28% +25.00% +8.11%

.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 200 133 144
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 30.12% 29.89% 25.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 138 104 106
Lancashire median daily rate £450 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% +14.29% -19.08%
10th Percentile £255 £306 £250
90th Percentile £641 £489 £475
North West median daily rate £405 £388 £388
% change year-on-year +4.52% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 8 12
Lancashire median hourly rate £36.23 £42.13 £40.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.01% +3.37% +1.88%
10th Percentile £27.06 £33.31 £25.00
90th Percentile £41.38 £43.00 £56.23
North West median hourly rate £35.61 £38.75 £38.50
% change year-on-year -8.10% +0.65% +13.84%

.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 16 January 2019.

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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Lancashire

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing .NET in Lancashire over the 6 months to 16 January 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 16 January 2019. 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 +15 24 £444 +10.73% 5
Preston +11 11 £400 +6.67% 11
Blackburn -3 8 £225 -25.00% 13
Lancaster 0 3 £325 - 5
Chorley -10 2 £361 +16.53% 2
.NET
North West

For the 6 months to 16 January 2019, 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 57 (87.69%) C#
2 37 (56.92%) CRM
3 36 (55.38%) Microsoft
4 34 (52.31%) Agile Software Development
5 32 (49.23%) Continuous Integration
6 31 (47.69%) Dynamics CRM
7 29 (44.62%) TDD
8 26 (40.00%) SQL Server
9 25 (38.46%) SQL
10 22 (33.85%) MVC
11 20 (30.77%) Continuous Deployment
12 16 (24.62%) HTML
13 14 (21.54%) ASP.NET
14 12 (18.46%) Back Office
14 12 (18.46%) CSS
15 11 (16.92%) JavaScript
16 10 (15.38%) Microsoft Azure
17 8 (12.31%) Visual Studio
18 7 (10.77%) .NET Core
18 7 (10.77%) Git (software)
18 7 (10.77%) Web Development
19 6 (9.23%) Software Engineering
19 6 (9.23%) ASP.NET MVC
19 6 (9.23%) Dynamics 365
19 6 (9.23%) Vue.js
19 6 (9.23%) Coaching
19 6 (9.23%) AngularJS
20 5 (7.69%) Integration Testing
20 5 (7.69%) Greenfield Project
20 5 (7.69%) SOLID

.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 (1.54%) Confluence
1 1 (1.54%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 31 (47.69%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 10 (15.38%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (9.23%) Dynamics 365
3 1 (1.54%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.54%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (1.54%) Azure Functions
3 1 (1.54%) IaaS
3 1 (1.54%) Office 365
3 1 (1.54%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.62%) SSL
2 2 (3.08%) HTTP
2 2 (3.08%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.54%) Firewall
3 1 (1.54%) HTTPS
3 1 (1.54%) Internet
3 1 (1.54%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (40.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.08%) Power BI
3 1 (1.54%) Azure SQL Database
3 1 (1.54%) Firebird
3 1 (1.54%) GIS
3 1 (1.54%) MongoDB
3 1 (1.54%) MySQL
3 1 (1.54%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (1.54%) PowerPivot
3 1 (1.54%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (1.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (1.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (1.54%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 8 (12.31%) Visual Studio
2 7 (10.77%) Git (software)
3 4 (6.15%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (3.08%) Cucumber
4 2 (3.08%) Selenium
5 1 (1.54%) Jenkins
5 1 (1.54%) JIRA
5 1 (1.54%) JMeter
5 1 (1.54%) LoadRunner
5 1 (1.54%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 12 (18.46%) Back Office
2 3 (4.62%) Manufacturing
3 2 (3.08%) Billing
4 1 (1.54%) Finance
4 1 (1.54%) Local Government
4 1 (1.54%) Retail
Job Titles
1 57 (87.69%) Developer
2 27 (41.54%) .NET Developer
3 17 (26.15%) Microsoft Developer
4 16 (24.62%) CRM Developer
5 14 (21.54%) Dynamics CRM Developer
6 12 (18.46%) C# Developer
7 8 (12.31%) C# .NET Developer
8 5 (7.69%) Backend Developer
9 2 (3.08%) Agile Developer
9 2 (3.08%) ASP.NET Developer
9 2 (3.08%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
9 2 (3.08%) AWS DevOps
9 2 (3.08%) Consultant
9 2 (3.08%) Lead Developer
9 2 (3.08%) Senior Consultant
9 2 (3.08%) Senior Test Automation Consultant
9 2 (3.08%) Senior Test Consultant
9 2 (3.08%) Software Developer
9 2 (3.08%) SQL Developer
9 2 (3.08%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (24.62%) HTML
2 14 (21.54%) ASP.NET
3 12 (18.46%) CSS
4 7 (10.77%) .NET Core
5 6 (9.23%) AngularJS
5 6 (9.23%) ASP.NET MVC
5 6 (9.23%) Vue.js
6 5 (7.69%) .NET Framework
6 5 (7.69%) XHTML
6 5 (7.69%) XML
7 4 (6.15%) Entity Framework
7 4 (6.15%) jQuery
7 4 (6.15%) Web Services
8 3 (4.62%) ASP.NET Web API
9 2 (3.08%) J2EE
10 1 (1.54%) ADO
10 1 (1.54%) Node.js
10 1 (1.54%) OpenLayers
10 1 (1.54%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 5 (7.69%) Greenfield Project
2 4 (6.15%) User Experience
3 2 (3.08%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (3.08%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.54%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 1 (1.54%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 3 (4.62%) Linux
2 1 (1.54%) Android
2 1 (1.54%) Apple iOS
2 1 (1.54%) CentOS
2 1 (1.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (1.54%) Windows
2 1 (1.54%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (56.92%) CRM
2 34 (52.31%) Agile Software Development
3 32 (49.23%) Continuous Integration
4 29 (44.62%) TDD
5 22 (33.85%) MVC
6 20 (30.77%) Continuous Deployment
7 7 (10.77%) Web Development
8 6 (9.23%) Coaching
8 6 (9.23%) Software Engineering
9 5 (7.69%) Integration Testing
9 5 (7.69%) Problem-Solving
9 5 (7.69%) Scrum
9 5 (7.69%) SOLID
10 4 (6.15%) SDLC
10 4 (6.15%) Software Deployment
10 4 (6.15%) Test Automation
10 4 (6.15%) UX Design
11 3 (4.62%) DevOps
12 2 (3.08%) Microservices
12 2 (3.08%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 57 (87.69%) C#
2 25 (38.46%) SQL
3 11 (16.92%) JavaScript
4 4 (6.15%) Java
5 3 (4.62%) C
5 3 (4.62%) VB
5 3 (4.62%) VB.NET
5 3 (4.62%) VB6
6 1 (1.54%) C++
6 1 (1.54%) PHP
6 1 (1.54%) Shell Script
6 1 (1.54%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 3 (4.62%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (1.54%) Degree
2 1 (1.54%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.62%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (1.54%) GDPR
2 1 (1.54%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (1.54%) Active Directory
1 1 (1.54%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (4.62%) Ansible
2 2 (3.08%) Terraform
3 1 (1.54%) Kubernetes
3 1 (1.54%) Puppet
Vendors
1 36 (55.38%) Microsoft
2 4 (6.15%) Apple
3 1 (1.54%) EnterpriseDB
3 1 (1.54%) Pega
3 1 (1.54%) ServiceNow
3 1 (1.54%) Tableau
3 1 (1.54%) Xamarin