Period
to 22 October 2018

The median contractor rate for a .NET Developer was £363 per day in advertised job vacancies in Manchester during the 6 months to 22 October 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
22 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 20 49 43
Rank change year-on-year +29 -6 +21
Contract jobs requiring a .NET Developer 212 103 155
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 6.78% 3.62% 4.27%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.14% 3.82% 4.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 162 77 126
Manchester median daily rate £363 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.57% - +12.00%
10th Percentile £288 £281 £256
90th Percentile £437 £400 £463
North West median daily rate £363 £350 £338
% change year-on-year +3.57% +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 £38.50
% change year-on-year -10.00% +29.87% -9.41%

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 2,970 2,699 3,425
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.92% 94.97% 94.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,843 1,677 2,146
Manchester median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £225 £230 £238
90th Percentile £563 £563 £538
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 145 112 86
Manchester median hourly rate £20.00 £17.00 £14.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.65% +15.25% -3.31%
10th Percentile £11.13 £11.26 £10.25
90th Percentile £35.00 £43.58 £40.00
North West median hourly rate £20.00 £19.25 £16.50
% change year-on-year +3.90% +16.67% -12.30%

.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 22 October 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 22 October 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 +9 7 £325 -3.70% 9
Altrincham - 6 £408 - 11
Sale - 4 £453 - 3
Bolton +1 3 £400 +60.00% 9
Cheadle - 2 £348 - 3
.NET Developer
North West

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

For the 6 months to 22 October 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.

1 212 (100.00%) .NET
2 171 (80.66%) C#
3 106 (50.00%) MVC
4 88 (41.51%) SQL
5 79 (37.26%) SQL Server
6 74 (34.91%) JavaScript
7 71 (33.49%) Agile Software Development
8 69 (32.55%) ASP.NET
9 60 (28.30%) AngularJS
10 51 (24.06%) .NET Framework
11 48 (22.64%) HTML
12 41 (19.34%) CSS
12 41 (19.34%) TDD
13 39 (18.40%) Microsoft
14 38 (17.92%) WinForms
15 37 (17.45%) Web Services
16 35 (16.51%) VB.NET
17 34 (16.04%) Microsoft Azure
18 32 (15.09%) React
19 30 (14.15%) JIRA
19 30 (14.15%) WCF
19 30 (14.15%) ASP.NET Web API
19 30 (14.15%) Entity Framework
20 28 (13.21%) E-Commerce
21 27 (12.74%) WPF
22 25 (11.79%) Octopus Deploy
23 23 (10.85%) BDD
23 23 (10.85%) ASP.NET MVC
24 20 (9.43%) NoSQL
24 20 (9.43%) .NET Core

.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 (5.19%) SharePoint
2 6 (2.83%) CMS
3 2 (0.94%) JBoss
3 2 (0.94%) Umbraco
3 2 (0.94%) WebLogic
4 1 (0.47%) Apache
4 1 (0.47%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (0.47%) IIS
Business Applications
1 7 (3.30%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 34 (16.04%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (2.83%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (1.89%) Dynamics 365
4 3 (1.42%) GitHub
5 2 (0.94%) Amazon ElastiCache
5 2 (0.94%) AWS CloudFormation
6 1 (0.47%) AWS Lambda
6 1 (0.47%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.89%) SMS
2 2 (0.94%) Internet
3 1 (0.47%) FTP
3 1 (0.47%) Multicast
3 1 (0.47%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 79 (37.26%) SQL Server
2 20 (9.43%) NoSQL
3 15 (7.08%) SQL Server 2000
4 12 (5.66%) MySQL
5 5 (2.36%) Azure SQL Database
6 4 (1.89%) MariaDB
7 3 (1.42%) MongoDB
7 3 (1.42%) SQL Server 2016
8 2 (0.94%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 2 (0.94%) Oracle Database
8 2 (0.94%) RDBMS
8 2 (0.94%) Relational Database
8 2 (0.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 1 (0.47%) CouchDB
9 1 (0.47%) RavenDB
9 1 (0.47%) SQL Server 2005
9 1 (0.47%) SQL Server 2008
9 1 (0.47%) SQL Server 2012
9 1 (0.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 30 (14.15%) JIRA
2 25 (11.79%) Octopus Deploy
3 18 (8.49%) Git (software)
4 15 (7.08%) Selenium
4 15 (7.08%) TeamCity
5 14 (6.60%) AccuRev
6 11 (5.19%) Visual Studio
7 8 (3.77%) Visual Studio Team System
8 7 (3.30%) Jenkins
9 2 (0.94%) eggPlant
9 2 (0.94%) JMeter
9 2 (0.94%) LoadRunner
9 2 (0.94%) NUnit
9 2 (0.94%) SpecFlow
10 1 (0.47%) CruiseControl
10 1 (0.47%) Jasmine
10 1 (0.47%) NSubstitute
10 1 (0.47%) Sinon.JS
10 1 (0.47%) Subversion
10 1 (0.47%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 12 (5.66%) Legal
2 11 (5.19%) Games
2 11 (5.19%) Law
3 8 (3.77%) Banking
4 6 (2.83%) Retail
5 5 (2.36%) Automotive
6 4 (1.89%) Back Office
6 4 (1.89%) Billing
6 4 (1.89%) Finance
7 3 (1.42%) Investment Banking
8 2 (0.94%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.47%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 212 (100.00%) .NET
2 69 (32.55%) ASP.NET
3 60 (28.30%) AngularJS
4 51 (24.06%) .NET Framework
5 48 (22.64%) HTML
6 41 (19.34%) CSS
7 38 (17.92%) WinForms
8 37 (17.45%) Web Services
9 32 (15.09%) React
10 30 (14.15%) ASP.NET Web API
10 30 (14.15%) Entity Framework
10 30 (14.15%) WCF
11 27 (12.74%) WPF
12 23 (10.85%) ASP.NET MVC
13 20 (9.43%) .NET Core
14 19 (8.96%) jQuery
15 17 (8.02%) RESTful
16 11 (5.19%) KnockoutJS
17 9 (4.25%) HTML5
18 8 (3.77%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 15 (7.08%) Greenfield Project
2 14 (6.60%) Computer Science
3 8 (3.77%) Self-Motivation
4 7 (3.30%) Online Gambling
5 6 (2.83%) Online Games
6 4 (1.89%) User Experience
7 3 (1.42%) Enterprise Software
7 3 (1.42%) Fintech
7 3 (1.42%) Mobile App
8 2 (0.94%) Cloud Native
8 2 (0.94%) Digital TV
8 2 (0.94%) Hedge funds
8 2 (0.94%) N-Tier
9 1 (0.47%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 7 (3.30%) Linux
2 5 (2.36%) Windows
3 4 (1.89%) CentOS
3 4 (1.89%) Windows Server
4 3 (1.42%) Android
4 3 (1.42%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 106 (50.00%) MVC
2 71 (33.49%) Agile Software Development
3 41 (19.34%) TDD
4 28 (13.21%) E-Commerce
5 23 (10.85%) BDD
6 16 (7.55%) Scrum
6 16 (7.55%) Web Development
7 13 (6.13%) Test Automation
8 12 (5.66%) OOP
8 12 (5.66%) Unit Testing
9 10 (4.72%) CRM
9 10 (4.72%) DevOps
9 10 (4.72%) Front End Development
9 10 (4.72%) SOLID
10 9 (4.25%) Mentoring
11 8 (3.77%) OO
11 8 (3.77%) Problem-Solving
11 8 (3.77%) SDLC
11 8 (3.77%) Software Engineering
12 7 (3.30%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 171 (80.66%) C#
2 88 (41.51%) SQL
3 74 (34.91%) JavaScript
4 35 (16.51%) VB.NET
5 11 (5.19%) T-SQL
6 8 (3.77%) PHP
6 8 (3.77%) VB
7 6 (2.83%) Perl
8 5 (2.36%) Python
9 4 (1.89%) Java
10 3 (1.42%) TypeScript
10 3 (1.42%) VB6
11 1 (0.47%) Erlang
11 1 (0.47%) ES6
11 1 (0.47%) F#
11 1 (0.47%) Go
11 1 (0.47%) Haskell
11 1 (0.47%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 14 (6.60%) Degree
2 4 (1.89%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (0.94%) SC Cleared
3 2 (0.94%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (4.72%) QA
System Software
1 7 (3.30%) Docker
Vendors
1 39 (18.40%) Microsoft
2 8 (3.77%) Oracle
3 4 (1.89%) Red Hat
4 2 (0.94%) DevExpress
4 2 (0.94%) Telerik
5 1 (0.47%) Google
5 1 (0.47%) Intapp