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 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
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft .NET (dotNet)
North West / Lancashire
Rank 20 31 16
Rank change year-on-year +11 -15  
Contract jobs citing .NET 13 20 31
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 6.19% 4.64% 8.16%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 26.00% 20.00% 33.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 10 15
Median daily rate £305 £344 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.34% -4.51%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £370 £655 £433
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 7 4
Median hourly rate - £38.00 £46.05
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -17.47%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.75 £36.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year +13.19% +2.85%  

.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 50 100 93
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Lancashire 23.81% 23.20% 24.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 52 56
Median daily rate £325 £413 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -21.21% +8.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £253 £263 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £465 £529
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 25 4
Median hourly rate £55.00 £38.00 £46.05
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +44.73% -17.47%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £38.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.55%  

.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 Daily Rate Histogram in Lancashire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing .NET in Lancashire over the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for .NET in Lancashire

.NET
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Lancashire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 March 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
Preston -6 4 £319 -22.72% 4
Fleetwood - 4 £275 -
.NET
North West

.NET
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 25 March 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 48 (72.73%) C#
2 36 (54.55%) ASP.NET
3 33 (50.00%) SQL
4 31 (46.97%) SQL Server
5 29 (43.94%) MVC
6 27 (40.91%) HTML
7 26 (39.39%) JavaScript
8 25 (37.88%) CSS
9 19 (28.79%) VB.NET
10 18 (27.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 17 (25.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 17 (25.76%) XML
12 15 (22.73%) ASP.NET MVC
13 14 (21.21%) T-SQL
13 14 (21.21%) Microsoft
14 13 (19.70%) VB
14 13 (19.70%) Agile Software Development
15 12 (18.18%) SQL Server 2008
16 10 (15.15%) SQL Server 2012
17 9 (13.64%) Finance
17 9 (13.64%) WinForms
17 9 (13.64%) Ruby
17 9 (13.64%) Java
17 9 (13.64%) XSD
17 9 (13.64%) XSL
17 9 (13.64%) Oracle
17 9 (13.64%) Web Services
18 8 (12.12%) Python
18 8 (12.12%) Visual Studio
18 8 (12.12%) VB6

.NET
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:

Application Platforms
1 7 (10.61%) SharePoint
2 3 (4.55%) IIS
2 3 (4.55%) Oracle Application Server
3 1 (1.52%) Apache
3 1 (1.52%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (1.52%) CMS
3 1 (1.52%) SAS
3 1 (1.52%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 3 (4.55%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 7 (10.61%) Oracle EBS
1 7 (10.61%) Oracle EBS R12
2 3 (4.55%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (3.03%) Oracle Cash Management
3 2 (3.03%) Oracle Payables
4 1 (1.52%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 4 (6.06%) PaaS
1 4 (6.06%) SaaS
2 3 (4.55%) IaaS
3 1 (1.52%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (1.52%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.52%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (46.97%) SQL Server
2 18 (27.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 17 (25.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 12 (18.18%) SQL Server 2008
5 10 (15.15%) SQL Server 2012
6 6 (9.09%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 5 (7.58%) Oracle Database
8 4 (6.06%) Oracle Database 12c
8 4 (6.06%) Oracle Reports
9 3 (4.55%) SQL Server 2005
10 2 (3.03%) MongoDB
10 2 (3.03%) MySQL
10 2 (3.03%) Oracle Database 11g
10 2 (3.03%) RDBMS
10 2 (3.03%) Relational Database
11 1 (1.52%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 8 (12.12%) Visual Studio
2 3 (4.55%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (3.03%) Git (software)
3 2 (3.03%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 2 (3.03%) Subversion
4 1 (1.52%) HP UFT
4 1 (1.52%) Mercurial
4 1 (1.52%) Sahi
4 1 (1.52%) Selenium
4 1 (1.52%) WATIR
General
1 9 (13.64%) Finance
2 5 (7.58%) Banking
2 5 (7.58%) Telecoms
3 3 (4.55%) Advertising
4 2 (3.03%) General Ledger
5 1 (1.52%) Retail
Job Titles
1 54 (81.82%) Developer
2 38 (57.58%) .NET Developer
3 23 (34.85%) C# Developer
4 14 (21.21%) C# .NET Developer
5 10 (15.15%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
5 10 (15.15%) VB.NET Developer
6 5 (7.58%) SQL Developer
6 5 (7.58%) Test Engineer
7 4 (6.06%) Senior Test Engineer
7 4 (6.06%) SQL Server Developer
8 3 (4.55%) Analyst
8 3 (4.55%) Business Analyst
8 3 (4.55%) CRM Developer
8 3 (4.55%) Dynamics CRM Developer
8 3 (4.55%) SharePoint Developer
9 2 (3.03%) Applications Developer
9 2 (3.03%) Full Stack Developer
9 2 (3.03%) Senior C# .NET Developer
9 2 (3.03%) Senior Developer
9 2 (3.03%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (54.55%) ASP.NET
2 27 (40.91%) HTML
3 25 (37.88%) CSS
4 17 (25.76%) XML
5 15 (22.73%) ASP.NET MVC
6 9 (13.64%) Web Services
6 9 (13.64%) WinForms
6 9 (13.64%) XSD
6 9 (13.64%) XSL
7 7 (10.61%) .NET Framework
8 5 (7.58%) jQuery
8 5 (7.58%) LINQ
8 5 (7.58%) WCF
9 3 (4.55%) ADO.NET
9 3 (4.55%) Ajax
9 3 (4.55%) AngularJS
9 3 (4.55%) Classic ASP
9 3 (4.55%) KnockoutJS
9 3 (4.55%) LINQ to SQL
9 3 (4.55%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 6 (9.09%) Virtual Team
2 2 (3.03%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (3.03%) iPad
2 2 (3.03%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.52%) Data Structures
3 1 (1.52%) Fintech
3 1 (1.52%) Oracle Licensing
3 1 (1.52%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 4 (6.06%) Windows
2 1 (1.52%) CentOS
2 1 (1.52%) Linux
2 1 (1.52%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (43.94%) MVC
2 13 (19.70%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (12.12%) Test Strategy
4 7 (10.61%) Automated Testing
4 7 (10.61%) ITIL
5 6 (9.09%) ERP
5 6 (9.09%) Integration Testing
6 5 (7.58%) Business Intelligence
6 5 (7.58%) Functional Testing
7 4 (6.06%) CRM
7 4 (6.06%) Open Source
7 4 (6.06%) TDD
7 4 (6.06%) Web Development
8 3 (4.55%) Business Analysis
8 3 (4.55%) Change Management
8 3 (4.55%) Conceptual Models
8 3 (4.55%) High Availability
8 3 (4.55%) OO
8 3 (4.55%) OOD
8 3 (4.55%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 48 (72.73%) C#
2 33 (50.00%) SQL
3 26 (39.39%) JavaScript
4 19 (28.79%) VB.NET
5 14 (21.21%) T-SQL
6 13 (19.70%) VB
7 9 (13.64%) Java
7 9 (13.64%) Ruby
8 8 (12.12%) Python
8 8 (12.12%) VB6
9 7 (10.61%) C
9 7 (10.61%) Perl
9 7 (10.61%) Shell Script
10 2 (3.03%) PHP
11 1 (1.52%) PL/SQL
11 1 (1.52%) TypeScript
11 1 (1.52%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 5 (7.58%) Security Cleared
2 3 (4.55%) BPSS Clearance
2 3 (4.55%) Degree
2 3 (4.55%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (3.03%) HNC
3 2 (3.03%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 1 (1.52%) CESG Certified Professional
4 1 (1.52%) Citrix Certification
4 1 (1.52%) ISEB
4 1 (1.52%) ISTQB
4 1 (1.52%) MCSE
4 1 (1.52%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.52%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (7.58%) QA
2 2 (3.03%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 1 (1.52%) MetaFrame
1 1 (1.52%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 14 (21.21%) Microsoft
2 9 (13.64%) Oracle
3 1 (1.52%) Citrix
3 1 (1.52%) VMware
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