Period
to 16 November 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 16 November 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
16 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 24 33 13
Rank change year-on-year +9 -20 +5
Contract jobs citing .NET 52 18 81
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 7.62% 3.96% 12.07%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 22.03% 15.00% 50.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 11 62
Lancashire median daily rate £388 £325 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +19.23% - -21.92%
10th Percentile £219 £300 £251
90th Percentile £586 £375 £456
North West median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year - +7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 9
Lancashire median hourly rate £12.50 £41.88 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -70.15% +4.69% -
10th Percentile £11.25 £40.63 £24.50
90th Percentile £13.75 £42.50 £42.50
North West median hourly rate £45.00 £41.88 £40.00
% change year-on-year +7.46% +4.69% -

.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 236 120 160
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 34.60% 26.43% 23.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 170 87 116
Lancashire median daily rate £475 £400 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.75% +11.11% -15.29%
10th Percentile £300 £305 £263
90th Percentile £577 £540 £464
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £389
% change year-on-year - +2.96% -2.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 14 13
Lancashire median hourly rate £35.61 £42.50 £38.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.21% +10.39% -3.75%
10th Percentile £11.06 £37.75 £24.60
90th Percentile £69.71 £43.93 £42.50
North West median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +14.29% +2.94%

.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 November 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 16 November 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 +7 25 £450 +31.39% 5
Preston +9 7 £375 - 14
Blackburn -1 6 £225 -30.77% 7
Lancaster -2 1 £300 - 2
Chorley -16 1 £375 +20.97% 4
.NET
North West

For the 6 months to 16 November 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 46 (88.46%) C#
2 33 (63.46%) CRM
3 28 (53.85%) Microsoft
3 28 (53.85%) Agile Software Development
3 28 (53.85%) Continuous Integration
4 27 (51.92%) Dynamics CRM
5 26 (50.00%) TDD
6 22 (42.31%) SQL Server
7 20 (38.46%) MVC
8 19 (36.54%) SQL
9 17 (32.69%) Continuous Deployment
10 16 (30.77%) HTML
11 13 (25.00%) CSS
12 12 (23.08%) Back Office
13 10 (19.23%) JavaScript
13 10 (19.23%) ASP.NET
14 8 (15.38%) Microsoft Azure
15 7 (13.46%) .NET Core
16 6 (11.54%) AngularJS
16 6 (11.54%) .NET Framework
16 6 (11.54%) Software Engineering
17 5 (9.62%) jQuery
17 5 (9.62%) Integration Testing
17 5 (9.62%) Git (software)
17 5 (9.62%) ASP.NET MVC
17 5 (9.62%) Entity Framework
17 5 (9.62%) Web Development
17 5 (9.62%) Java
17 5 (9.62%) XML
17 5 (9.62%) XHTML

.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 (1.92%) Confluence
1 1 (1.92%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 27 (51.92%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 8 (15.38%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (7.69%) Dynamics 365
3 2 (3.85%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (1.92%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (1.92%) Azure Functions
4 1 (1.92%) IaaS
4 1 (1.92%) Office 365
4 1 (1.92%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.77%) SSL
2 2 (3.85%) HTTP
2 2 (3.85%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.92%) Firewall
3 1 (1.92%) HTTPS
3 1 (1.92%) Internet
3 1 (1.92%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (42.31%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.85%) Power BI
3 1 (1.92%) Azure SQL Database
3 1 (1.92%) Big Data
3 1 (1.92%) Firebird
3 1 (1.92%) MongoDB
3 1 (1.92%) MySQL
3 1 (1.92%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (1.92%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (1.92%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 5 (9.62%) Git (software)
2 4 (7.69%) Visual Studio
3 3 (5.77%) Jenkins
4 2 (3.85%) JIRA
5 1 (1.92%) Cucumber
5 1 (1.92%) Gatling
5 1 (1.92%) JMeter
5 1 (1.92%) Selenium
5 1 (1.92%) SpecFlow
5 1 (1.92%) Subversion
5 1 (1.92%) The Grinder
5 1 (1.92%) Travis CI
5 1 (1.92%) Visual Studio Team System
5 1 (1.92%) WebDriver
General
1 12 (23.08%) Back Office
2 2 (3.85%) Billing
3 1 (1.92%) Finance
3 1 (1.92%) Local Government
3 1 (1.92%) Retail
Job Titles
1 46 (88.46%) Developer
2 22 (42.31%) .NET Developer
3 16 (30.77%) Microsoft Developer
4 13 (25.00%) CRM Developer
5 11 (21.15%) Dynamics CRM Developer
6 7 (13.46%) C# Developer
7 5 (9.62%) Backend Developer
7 5 (9.62%) C# .NET Developer
8 2 (3.85%) Architect
8 2 (3.85%) AWS Architect
8 2 (3.85%) AWS DevOps
8 2 (3.85%) Cloud Architect
8 2 (3.85%) Lead Developer
9 1 (1.92%) Applications Architect
9 1 (1.92%) Consultant
9 1 (1.92%) Junior
9 1 (1.92%) Junior Developer
9 1 (1.92%) Senior Consultant
9 1 (1.92%) Software Developer
9 1 (1.92%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (30.77%) HTML
2 13 (25.00%) CSS
3 10 (19.23%) ASP.NET
4 7 (13.46%) .NET Core
5 6 (11.54%) .NET Framework
5 6 (11.54%) AngularJS
6 5 (9.62%) ASP.NET MVC
6 5 (9.62%) Entity Framework
6 5 (9.62%) jQuery
6 5 (9.62%) XHTML
6 5 (9.62%) XML
7 4 (7.69%) ASP.NET Web API
7 4 (7.69%) Vue.js
8 2 (3.85%) J2EE
8 2 (3.85%) Node.js
9 1 (1.92%) ADO
9 1 (1.92%) Ajax
9 1 (1.92%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 5 (9.62%) Greenfield Project
2 4 (7.69%) User Experience
3 3 (5.77%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (3.85%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.92%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.92%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Operating Systems
1 3 (5.77%) Linux
2 2 (3.85%) Android
2 2 (3.85%) Apple iOS
3 1 (1.92%) CentOS
3 1 (1.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (1.92%) Windows
3 1 (1.92%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (63.46%) CRM
2 28 (53.85%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (53.85%) Continuous Integration
3 26 (50.00%) TDD
4 20 (38.46%) MVC
5 17 (32.69%) Continuous Deployment
6 6 (11.54%) Software Engineering
7 5 (9.62%) Coaching
7 5 (9.62%) Integration Testing
7 5 (9.62%) Web Development
8 4 (7.69%) DevOps
8 4 (7.69%) SDLC
8 4 (7.69%) SOLID
8 4 (7.69%) UX Design
9 3 (5.77%) Data Modelling
9 3 (5.77%) Microservices
9 3 (5.77%) Problem-Solving
9 3 (5.77%) Scrum
9 3 (5.77%) Software Deployment
10 2 (3.85%) Co-Creation
Programming Languages
1 46 (88.46%) C#
2 19 (36.54%) SQL
3 10 (19.23%) JavaScript
4 5 (9.62%) Java
5 3 (5.77%) C
5 3 (5.77%) VB
5 3 (5.77%) VB.NET
5 3 (5.77%) VB6
6 2 (3.85%) PHP
7 1 (1.92%) C++
7 1 (1.92%) Shell Script
7 1 (1.92%) T-SQL
7 1 (1.92%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 2 (3.85%) Degree
2 1 (1.92%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (1.92%) DBS Check
2 1 (1.92%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.85%) SLA
2 1 (1.92%) GDPR
2 1 (1.92%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.92%) Active Directory
1 1 (1.92%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (5.77%) Ansible
2 2 (3.85%) Terraform
3 1 (1.92%) Kubernetes
3 1 (1.92%) Puppet
Vendors
1 28 (53.85%) Microsoft
2 4 (7.69%) Apple
3 2 (3.85%) Xamarin
4 1 (1.92%) EnterpriseDB
4 1 (1.92%) Pega
4 1 (1.92%) ServiceNow