Period
to 23 November 2017

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 23 November 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.

Microsoft .NET (dotNet)
North West > Lancashire
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 34 10 16
Rank change year-on-year -24 +6 +9
Contract jobs citing .NET 18 81 77
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 3.96% 12.48% 8.42%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 15.13% 52.26% 33.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 62 77
Lancashire median daily rate £325 £325 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -13.33% +4.53%
10th Percentile £300 £251 £205
90th Percentile £375 £456 £663
North West median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +7.14% - +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 9 4
Lancashire median hourly rate £41.88 £40.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.69% - -
North West median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +11.80%

.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 119 155 232
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 26.15% 23.88% 25.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 89 113 151
Lancashire median daily rate £400 £360 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% -15.29% +13.71%
10th Percentile £305 £263 £210
90th Percentile £539 £466 £600
North West median daily rate £400 £388 £390
% change year-on-year +3.23% -0.64% +14.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 13 14
Lancashire median hourly rate £42.50 £38.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.39% -3.75% +13.73%
10th Percentile £37.75 £24.60 £28.67
90th Percentile £43.93 £42.50 £47.33
North West median hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year +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 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 23 November 2017. 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
Chorley +5 3 £310 +24.00% 1
Blackburn +2 3 £325 +37.57% 4
Blackpool -1 2 £343 -4.86% 2
Preston -22 2 - - 5
Lancaster +3 1 - - 1
Burnley +2 1 - - 1
.NET
North West

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 17 (94.44%) C#
2 13 (72.22%) ASP.NET
3 10 (55.56%) .NET Framework
4 9 (50.00%) WinForms
4 9 (50.00%) JavaScript
5 8 (44.44%) SQL
5 8 (44.44%) MVC
6 7 (38.89%) Team Foundation Server
6 7 (38.89%) ASP.NET MVC
7 6 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
7 6 (33.33%) Visual Studio
7 6 (33.33%) XML
7 6 (33.33%) Windows
8 5 (27.78%) HTML
8 5 (27.78%) CSS
8 5 (27.78%) Entity Framework
8 5 (27.78%) KnockoutJS
9 4 (22.22%) AngularJS
9 4 (22.22%) Oracle Database
9 4 (22.22%) Security Cleared
9 4 (22.22%) TDD
9 4 (22.22%) VB6
9 4 (22.22%) Software Engineering
9 4 (22.22%) WPF
9 4 (22.22%) VB
9 4 (22.22%) Oracle
9 4 (22.22%) SQL Server
9 4 (22.22%) XSD
9 4 (22.22%) XSLT
9 4 (22.22%) ClearCase

.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 3 (16.67%) Umbraco
2 1 (5.56%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 2 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.56%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (22.22%) Oracle Database
1 4 (22.22%) SQL Server
2 2 (11.11%) RDBMS
2 2 (11.11%) Relational Database
3 1 (5.56%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 7 (38.89%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (33.33%) Visual Studio
3 4 (22.22%) ClearCase
3 4 (22.22%) Rational Robot
4 2 (11.11%) Git (software)
4 2 (11.11%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 1 (5.56%) JIRA
General
1 4 (22.22%) Finance
2 2 (11.11%) Retail
3 1 (5.56%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 15 (83.33%) Developer
2 7 (38.89%) .NET Developer
3 6 (33.33%) C# Developer
4 3 (16.67%) Software Developer
5 2 (11.11%) .NET Web Developer
5 2 (11.11%) C# Software Developer
5 2 (11.11%) Umbraco Developer
5 2 (11.11%) Web Developer
6 1 (5.56%) Analyst
6 1 (5.56%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
6 1 (5.56%) C# .NET Developer
6 1 (5.56%) C# WPF Developer
6 1 (5.56%) Senior Analyst
6 1 (5.56%) Wintel Analyst
6 1 (5.56%) WPF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (72.22%) ASP.NET
2 10 (55.56%) .NET Framework
3 9 (50.00%) WinForms
4 7 (38.89%) ASP.NET MVC
5 6 (33.33%) XML
6 5 (27.78%) CSS
6 5 (27.78%) Entity Framework
6 5 (27.78%) HTML
6 5 (27.78%) KnockoutJS
7 4 (22.22%) AngularJS
7 4 (22.22%) WPF
7 4 (22.22%) XSD
7 4 (22.22%) XSLT
8 2 (11.11%) Ajax
8 2 (11.11%) RESTful
8 2 (11.11%) SOAP
8 2 (11.11%) WCF
8 2 (11.11%) Web Services
9 1 (5.56%) jQuery
9 1 (5.56%) React
Miscellaneous
1 3 (16.67%) Greenfield Project
2 2 (11.11%) RIA
3 1 (5.56%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 6 (33.33%) Windows
2 1 (5.56%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (44.44%) MVC
2 6 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (22.22%) Software Engineering
3 4 (22.22%) TDD
4 3 (16.67%) SOLID
4 3 (16.67%) Web Development
5 2 (11.11%) Project Planning
5 2 (11.11%) SDLC
5 2 (11.11%) Test Automation
5 2 (11.11%) Unit Testing
6 1 (5.56%) Android Development
6 1 (5.56%) Continuous Delivery
6 1 (5.56%) Continuous Integration
6 1 (5.56%) Line Management
6 1 (5.56%) Logistics
6 1 (5.56%) OO
6 1 (5.56%) OOD
6 1 (5.56%) OOP
6 1 (5.56%) Problem Management
6 1 (5.56%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 17 (94.44%) C#
2 9 (50.00%) JavaScript
3 8 (44.44%) SQL
4 4 (22.22%) VB
4 4 (22.22%) VB6
Qualifications
1 4 (22.22%) Security Cleared
2 2 (11.11%) SC Cleared
3 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 1 (5.56%) Active Directory
1 1 (5.56%) VMware ESXi
Vendors
1 4 (22.22%) Oracle
2 3 (16.67%) Microsoft
3 1 (5.56%) Citrix
3 1 (5.56%) VMware