Period
to 17 July 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 17 July 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
17 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 5 52 34
Rank change year-on-year +47 -18 -4
Contract jobs citing .NET 78 15 18
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 12.19% 2.24% 3.33%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 42.86% 7.32% 15.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 13 14
Lancashire median daily rate £388 £505 £311
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -23.27% +62.38% -11.14%
10th Percentile £313 £233 £263
90th Percentile £533 £553 £375
North West median daily rate £400 £375 £360
% change year-on-year +6.67% +4.17% +2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 0 3
Lancashire median hourly rate £42.00 - £42.50
North West median hourly rate £42.00 £55.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year -23.64% +29.41% +25.93%

.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 182 205 116
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 28.44% 30.55% 21.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 130 140 60
Lancashire median daily rate £408 £475 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -14.21% +18.75% +11.89%
10th Percentile £300 £363 £268
90th Percentile £575 £575 £543
North West median daily rate £420 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +5.06% - +3.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 8 21
Lancashire median hourly rate £42.00 £43.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.33% +1.18% +2.41%
10th Percentile £31.42 £27.68 £36.88
90th Percentile £43.00 £69.71 £45.50
North West median hourly rate £38.12 £35.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +8.91% -12.50% +11.11%

.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 17 July 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 17 July 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 17 July 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
Preston +21 34 £400 +31.15% 9
Chorley - 13 £388 - 9
Blackpool +12 8 £500 -6.54% 1
Blackburn -8 1 £315 -3.08% 3
Lancaster - 1 £325 - 4
.NET
North West

For the 6 months to 17 July 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 70 (89.74%) C#
2 35 (44.87%) SQL
3 26 (33.33%) SQL Server
4 22 (28.21%) XML
5 19 (24.36%) ASP.NET
5 19 (24.36%) Agile Software Development
6 18 (23.08%) Team Foundation Server
7 17 (21.79%) Oracle
8 16 (20.51%) HTML
9 15 (19.23%) Microsoft
10 14 (17.95%) CSS
10 14 (17.95%) WPF
10 14 (17.95%) Test Automation
11 13 (16.67%) VB.NET
11 13 (16.67%) ETL
12 12 (15.38%) VB
12 12 (15.38%) Visual Studio
12 12 (15.38%) XSD
12 12 (15.38%) Project Planning
12 12 (15.38%) VB6
12 12 (15.38%) Software Engineering
12 12 (15.38%) MVC
12 12 (15.38%) Migration
13 11 (14.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 11 (14.10%) Data Migration
13 11 (14.10%) Microsoft Azure
14 10 (12.82%) AngularJS
14 10 (12.82%) JavaScript
14 10 (12.82%) CRM
15 9 (11.54%) Business Intelligence

.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 6 (7.69%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (2.56%) Confluence
3 1 (1.28%) Apache ServiceMix
3 1 (1.28%) CMS
3 1 (1.28%) IIS
3 1 (1.28%) Kentico
3 1 (1.28%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (1.28%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.28%) SharePoint Server
3 1 (1.28%) Umbraco
Applications
1 3 (3.85%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (2.56%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (1.28%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (1.28%) Adobe XD
3 1 (1.28%) Fireworks
3 1 (1.28%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (1.28%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.28%) Photoshop
3 1 (1.28%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 9 (11.54%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 11 (14.10%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (2.56%) Boomi
3 1 (1.28%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.28%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.56%) FTP
1 2 (2.56%) HTTP
2 1 (1.28%) Intranet
2 1 (1.28%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 11 (14.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (5.13%) Relational Database
4 3 (3.85%) Oracle Database
5 2 (2.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (1.28%) MongoDB
6 1 (1.28%) MySQL
6 1 (1.28%) NoSQL
6 1 (1.28%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (1.28%) RDBMS
6 1 (1.28%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 18 (23.08%) Team Foundation Server
2 12 (15.38%) Visual Studio
3 7 (8.97%) ClearCase
3 7 (8.97%) Visual Studio Coded UI
4 6 (7.69%) Git (software)
5 5 (6.41%) NSubstitute
5 5 (6.41%) NUnit
5 5 (6.41%) SoapUI
6 4 (5.13%) Cucumber
7 3 (3.85%) Rational Robot
8 2 (2.56%) HP UFT
8 2 (2.56%) JIRA
8 2 (2.56%) Selenium
8 2 (2.56%) SpecFlow
9 1 (1.28%) Jenkins
9 1 (1.28%) Rational DOORS
General
1 7 (8.97%) Finance
2 2 (2.56%) Billing
3 1 (1.28%) Avionics
3 1 (1.28%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 61 (78.21%) Developer
2 39 (50.00%) .NET Developer
3 33 (42.31%) C# Developer
4 26 (33.33%) C# .NET Developer
5 10 (12.82%) Software Developer
6 7 (8.97%) SQL Developer
7 6 (7.69%) BizTalk Developer
8 5 (6.41%) ETL Tester
8 5 (6.41%) Tester
9 4 (5.13%) Data Migration Tester
10 3 (3.85%) ASP.NET Developer
10 3 (3.85%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 3 (3.85%) C# Software Developer
11 2 (2.56%) Analyst
11 2 (2.56%) Microsoft Developer
11 2 (2.56%) Robotic Process Automation Developer
11 2 (2.56%) Senior Developer
11 2 (2.56%) Test Analyst
11 2 (2.56%) UI/UX Developer
11 2 (2.56%) Xamarin Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (28.21%) XML
2 19 (24.36%) ASP.NET
3 16 (20.51%) HTML
4 14 (17.95%) CSS
4 14 (17.95%) WPF
5 12 (15.38%) XSD
6 10 (12.82%) AngularJS
7 9 (11.54%) REST
8 8 (10.26%) WinForms
9 7 (8.97%) .NET Core
9 7 (8.97%) ASP.NET MVC
9 7 (8.97%) JSON
9 7 (8.97%) SOAP
9 7 (8.97%) XHTML
9 7 (8.97%) XSLT
10 6 (7.69%) Angular 2
10 6 (7.69%) jQuery
11 5 (6.41%) .NET Framework
11 5 (6.41%) Universal Windows Platform
11 5 (6.41%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 2 (2.56%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (2.56%) Self-Motivation
1 2 (2.56%) User Experience
2 1 (1.28%) Graphic Design
2 1 (1.28%) Greenfield Project
2 1 (1.28%) Management Information System
2 1 (1.28%) NHS
2 1 (1.28%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 9 (11.54%) Windows
2 1 (1.28%) Android
2 1 (1.28%) Apple iOS
2 1 (1.28%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (24.36%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (17.95%) Test Automation
3 13 (16.67%) ETL
4 12 (15.38%) Migration
4 12 (15.38%) MVC
4 12 (15.38%) Project Planning
4 12 (15.38%) Software Engineering
5 11 (14.10%) Data Migration
6 10 (12.82%) CRM
7 9 (11.54%) Business Intelligence
7 9 (11.54%) Unit Testing
8 8 (10.26%) Microservices
9 7 (8.97%) Data Transformation
9 7 (8.97%) Test Strategy
10 6 (7.69%) System Testing
11 5 (6.41%) Problem-Solving
11 5 (6.41%) Process Improvement
11 5 (6.41%) Web Development
12 4 (5.13%) SDLC
12 4 (5.13%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 70 (89.74%) C#
2 35 (44.87%) SQL
3 13 (16.67%) VB.NET
4 12 (15.38%) VB
4 12 (15.38%) VB6
5 10 (12.82%) JavaScript
6 7 (8.97%) C
6 7 (8.97%) Python
7 6 (7.69%) Java
8 3 (3.85%) C++
9 2 (2.56%) ActionScript
9 2 (2.56%) ActionScript 2.0
9 2 (2.56%) Ruby
9 2 (2.56%) T-SQL
9 2 (2.56%) VBScript
9 2 (2.56%) XAML
10 1 (1.28%) COBOL
10 1 (1.28%) PHP
10 1 (1.28%) TypeScript
10 1 (1.28%) VC++
Qualifications
1 2 (2.56%) Degree
1 2 (2.56%) SC Cleared
1 2 (2.56%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.28%) DBS Check
2 1 (1.28%) HNC
2 1 (1.28%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.85%) QA
2 1 (1.28%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (7.69%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (1.28%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 17 (21.79%) Oracle
2 15 (19.23%) Microsoft
3 6 (7.69%) Xamarin
4 2 (2.56%) Adobe
4 2 (2.56%) Automation Anywhere
4 2 (2.56%) Dell
4 2 (2.56%) MuleSoft
5 1 (1.28%) IBM
5 1 (1.28%) TIBCO