Period
to 11 December 2018

The median contractor rate for a .NET Developer was £364 per day in advertised job vacancies in Manchester during the 6 months to 11 December 2018.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to 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.

.NET Developer
North West > Manchester
6 months to
11 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 22 51 39
Rank change year-on-year +29 -12 +26
Contract jobs requiring a .NET Developer 209 108 151
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 6.51% 3.70% 4.44%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.88% 3.88% 4.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 164 84 119
Manchester median daily rate £364 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.93% - +7.69%
10th Percentile £313 £263 £256
90th Percentile £446 £406 £433
North West median daily rate £364 £350 £338
% change year-on-year +3.93% +3.70% +3.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Manchester median hourly rate - - -
North West median hourly rate £45.00 £50.00 £40.50
% change year-on-year -10.00% +23.46% +15.71%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
Manchester
Contract vacancies in Manchester with a recognized job title 3,038 2,780 3,214
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.64% 95.34% 94.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,929 1,784 2,053
Manchester median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £225 £238 £230
90th Percentile £563 £575 £538
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 133 116 73
Manchester median hourly rate £20.00 £17.43 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.74% +16.20% -6.25%
10th Percentile £11.13 £11.35 £10.25
90th Percentile £34.75 £41.00 £40.00
North West median hourly rate £19.21 £20.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -3.94% +14.29% -11.39%

.NET Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

Job postings that featured .NET Developer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Manchester.

Job vacancy trend for .NET Developer in Manchester

.NET Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing .NET Developer in Manchester.

Contractor daily rate trend for .NET Developer in Manchester

.NET Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing .NET Developer in Manchester over the 6 months to 11 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for .NET Developer in Manchester

.NET Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing .NET Developer in Manchester.

Contractor hourly rate trend for .NET Developer in Manchester

.NET Developer
Contract Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing .NET Developer within the Manchester region over the 6 months to 11 December 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
Stockport +10 7 £325 -10.34% 8
Altrincham - 7 £415 - 6
Sale - 4 £453 - 2
Bolton -2 3 £400 +60.00% 5
Cheadle - 2 £348 - 2
.NET Developer
North West

.NET Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 11 December 2018, .NET Developer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Manchester region featuring .NET Developer in the job title.

1 209 (100.00%) .NET
2 173 (82.78%) C#
3 101 (48.33%) MVC
4 91 (43.54%) SQL
5 82 (39.23%) SQL Server
6 77 (36.84%) Agile Software Development
7 68 (32.54%) ASP.NET
8 59 (28.23%) JavaScript
9 47 (22.49%) AngularJS
10 44 (21.05%) Web Services
10 44 (21.05%) TDD
11 43 (20.57%) Microsoft
11 43 (20.57%) Microsoft Azure
12 42 (20.10%) .NET Framework
13 41 (19.62%) HTML
14 39 (18.66%) CSS
15 38 (18.18%) VB.NET
16 37 (17.70%) WinForms
17 32 (15.31%) JIRA
17 32 (15.31%) ASP.NET Web API
18 31 (14.83%) React
18 31 (14.83%) WCF
19 29 (13.88%) E-Commerce
19 29 (13.88%) RESTful
20 24 (11.48%) Octopus Deploy
21 23 (11.00%) jQuery
21 23 (11.00%) NoSQL
21 23 (11.00%) WPF
22 21 (10.05%) Entity Framework
22 21 (10.05%) Git (software)

.NET Developer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Manchester 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 11 (5.26%) SharePoint
2 4 (1.91%) CMS
3 2 (0.96%) JBoss
3 2 (0.96%) WebLogic
4 1 (0.48%) Apache
4 1 (0.48%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (0.48%) IIS
4 1 (0.48%) K2 blackpearl
4 1 (0.48%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.48%) Umbraco
Business Applications
1 5 (2.39%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 43 (20.57%) Microsoft Azure
2 17 (8.13%) Amazon AWS
3 12 (5.74%) GitHub
4 2 (0.96%) Amazon ElastiCache
4 2 (0.96%) AWS CloudFormation
4 2 (0.96%) Azure Active Directory
4 2 (0.96%) Dynamics 365
5 1 (0.48%) AWS Lambda
5 1 (0.48%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 6 (2.87%) SMS
2 2 (0.96%) Internet
3 1 (0.48%) FTP
3 1 (0.48%) Multicast
3 1 (0.48%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 82 (39.23%) SQL Server
2 23 (11.00%) NoSQL
3 15 (7.18%) MySQL
4 14 (6.70%) SQL Server 2000
5 7 (3.35%) RavenDB
6 6 (2.87%) MariaDB
7 5 (2.39%) Azure SQL Database
8 3 (1.44%) SQL Server 2016
8 3 (1.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 2 (0.96%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 2 (0.96%) MongoDB
9 2 (0.96%) Oracle Database
9 2 (0.96%) Relational Database
9 2 (0.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 1 (0.48%) CouchDB
10 1 (0.48%) Power BI
10 1 (0.48%) RDBMS
10 1 (0.48%) SQL Server 2008
10 1 (0.48%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 32 (15.31%) JIRA
2 24 (11.48%) Octopus Deploy
3 21 (10.05%) Git (software)
4 19 (9.09%) Visual Studio
5 17 (8.13%) TeamCity
6 15 (7.18%) AccuRev
7 14 (6.70%) Selenium
8 8 (3.83%) Visual Studio Team System
9 7 (3.35%) Jenkins
10 4 (1.91%) Mercurial
11 2 (0.96%) JMeter
11 2 (0.96%) LoadRunner
11 2 (0.96%) SpecFlow
12 1 (0.48%) NUnit
12 1 (0.48%) Subversion
12 1 (0.48%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 11 (5.26%) Law
1 11 (5.26%) Legal
2 9 (4.31%) Banking
2 9 (4.31%) Retail
3 8 (3.83%) Games
4 7 (3.35%) Finance
5 6 (2.87%) Billing
6 5 (2.39%) Automotive
7 4 (1.91%) Back Office
8 3 (1.44%) Investment Banking
8 3 (1.44%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.96%) Marketing
10 1 (0.48%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 209 (100.00%) .NET
2 68 (32.54%) ASP.NET
3 47 (22.49%) AngularJS
4 44 (21.05%) Web Services
5 42 (20.10%) .NET Framework
6 41 (19.62%) HTML
7 39 (18.66%) CSS
8 37 (17.70%) WinForms
9 32 (15.31%) ASP.NET Web API
10 31 (14.83%) React
10 31 (14.83%) WCF
11 29 (13.88%) RESTful
12 23 (11.00%) jQuery
12 23 (11.00%) WPF
13 21 (10.05%) Entity Framework
14 19 (9.09%) ASP.NET MVC
15 16 (7.66%) .NET Core
15 16 (7.66%) HTML5
16 14 (6.70%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 11 (5.26%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 13 (6.22%) Greenfield Project
2 7 (3.35%) Online Gambling
2 7 (3.35%) Self-Motivation
3 6 (2.87%) Online Games
4 5 (2.39%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (2.39%) Semantic Web
5 3 (1.44%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (1.44%) NHS
5 3 (1.44%) N-Tier
6 2 (0.96%) Cloud Native
6 2 (0.96%) Digital TV
6 2 (0.96%) Hedge funds
7 1 (0.48%) Driving Licence
7 1 (0.48%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.48%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 7 (3.35%) Linux
2 6 (2.87%) CentOS
2 6 (2.87%) Windows
3 4 (1.91%) Windows Server
4 1 (0.48%) Android
4 1 (0.48%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 101 (48.33%) MVC
2 77 (36.84%) Agile Software Development
3 44 (21.05%) TDD
4 29 (13.88%) E-Commerce
5 18 (8.61%) BDD
6 17 (8.13%) Computer Science
7 16 (7.66%) Web Development
8 14 (6.70%) OOP
9 13 (6.22%) DevOps
9 13 (6.22%) Problem-Solving
9 13 (6.22%) Scrum
10 12 (5.74%) Front End Development
11 11 (5.26%) Continuous Integration
11 11 (5.26%) SOLID
11 11 (5.26%) Unit Testing
12 10 (4.78%) Test Automation
13 9 (4.31%) CRM
13 9 (4.31%) SDLC
13 9 (4.31%) SOA
13 9 (4.31%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 173 (82.78%) C#
2 91 (43.54%) SQL
3 59 (28.23%) JavaScript
4 38 (18.18%) VB.NET
5 10 (4.78%) PHP
6 8 (3.83%) Perl
7 7 (3.35%) T-SQL
7 7 (3.35%) VB
8 5 (2.39%) Java
8 5 (2.39%) Python
9 4 (1.91%) R
10 3 (1.44%) VB6
11 2 (0.96%) TypeScript
12 1 (0.48%) Erlang
12 1 (0.48%) ES6
12 1 (0.48%) F#
12 1 (0.48%) Go
12 1 (0.48%) Haskell
12 1 (0.48%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 17 (8.13%) Degree
2 4 (1.91%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (0.96%) SC Cleared
3 2 (0.96%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (4.78%) QA
System Software
1 7 (3.35%) Docker
Vendors
1 43 (20.57%) Microsoft
2 11 (5.26%) Oracle
3 6 (2.87%) Red Hat
4 2 (0.96%) Telerik
5 1 (0.48%) Google
5 1 (0.48%) Intapp