The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Manchester with a requirement for .NET Framework skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited .NET Framework over the 3 months to 27 June 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 Framework
North West / Manchester
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 73 85 75
Rank change year-on-year +12 -10  
Contract jobs citing .NET Framework 16 19 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 1.14% 1.06% 0.87%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 3.78% 4.24% 3.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 15 11
Median daily rate £375 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +15.38%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £325 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £350
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +3.57% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.88 £28.25 £42.50
% change year-on-year +48.23% -33.52%  

.NET Framework 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 Manchester with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
Manchester
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 423 448 336
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 30.24% 25.07% 22.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 259 313 230
Median daily rate £375 £375 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.44%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £293
10% offered a daily rate of more than £484 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 4 3
Median hourly rate £42.50 £41.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.65% +2.50%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £36.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +18.05% -10.00%  

.NET Framework
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Manchester citing .NET Framework 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 Framework in Manchester

.NET Framework
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Contractor daily rate trend for .NET Framework in Manchester

.NET Framework
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing .NET Framework in Manchester over the 3 months to 27 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for .NET Framework in Manchester

.NET Framework
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for .NET Framework in Manchester

.NET Framework
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 Framework within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 27 June 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
Bury - 1 - -
.NET Framework
North West

For the 6 months to 27 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing .NET Framework 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 Manchester region with a requirement for .NET Framework.

1 43 (100.00%) .NET
2 32 (74.42%) C#
3 30 (69.77%) Agile Software Development
4 28 (65.12%) MVC
5 26 (60.47%) SQL
6 23 (53.49%) SQL Server
6 23 (53.49%) Entity Framework
7 20 (46.51%) JavaScript
8 19 (44.19%) ASP.NET
9 16 (37.21%) HTML
10 13 (30.23%) CSS
11 12 (27.91%) ASP.NET MVC
12 10 (23.26%) AngularJS
13 9 (20.93%) Greenfield Project
13 9 (20.93%) WCF
13 9 (20.93%) jQuery
14 8 (18.60%) JIRA
14 8 (18.60%) Degree
15 7 (16.28%) Web Development
15 7 (16.28%) Unit Testing
15 7 (16.28%) Continuous Integration
15 7 (16.28%) Scrum
15 7 (16.28%) XML
16 6 (13.95%) Java
16 6 (13.95%) E-Commerce
16 6 (13.95%) WinForms
16 6 (13.95%) Test Automation
16 6 (13.95%) WPF
16 6 (13.95%) TDD
16 6 (13.95%) ASP.NET Web API

.NET Framework
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 4 (9.30%) CMS
2 3 (6.98%) BizTalk Server
2 3 (6.98%) EPiServer
2 3 (6.98%) SharePoint
3 2 (4.65%) Confluence
4 1 (2.33%) Drupal
4 1 (2.33%) NServiceBus
4 1 (2.33%) Sitecore CMS
4 1 (2.33%) Umbraco
Business Applications
1 1 (2.33%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (2.33%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.98%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (6.98%) PaaS
2 1 (2.33%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (53.49%) SQL Server
2 5 (11.63%) NoSQL
2 5 (11.63%) SQL Server 2000
3 4 (9.30%) Relational Database
4 3 (6.98%) Hadoop
5 2 (4.65%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (4.65%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (4.65%) SQL Server 2016
6 1 (2.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 8 (18.60%) JIRA
2 5 (11.63%) AccuRev
2 5 (11.63%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (6.98%) Cucumber
3 3 (6.98%) Git (software)
4 2 (4.65%) Bitbucket
4 2 (4.65%) Selenium
4 2 (4.65%) Visual Studio
4 2 (4.65%) WebDriver
5 1 (2.33%) gulp
5 1 (2.33%) jspm
5 1 (2.33%) Mercurial
5 1 (2.33%) MSTest
5 1 (2.33%) NuGet
5 1 (2.33%) Subversion
5 1 (2.33%) TeamCity
General
1 3 (6.98%) Finance
2 2 (4.65%) Back Office
2 2 (4.65%) Games
2 2 (4.65%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.33%) Advertising
3 1 (2.33%) Law
3 1 (2.33%) Legal
3 1 (2.33%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 29 (67.44%) Developer
2 18 (41.86%) .NET Developer
3 13 (30.23%) C# Developer
4 12 (27.91%) C# .NET Developer
5 6 (13.95%) Software Developer
6 4 (9.30%) ASP.NET Developer
6 4 (9.30%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 3 (6.98%) Architect
7 3 (6.98%) ASP Developer
7 3 (6.98%) Cloud Architect
7 3 (6.98%) HTML Developer
8 2 (4.65%) .NET Designer
8 2 (4.65%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
8 2 (4.65%) CMS Developer
8 2 (4.65%) Designer
8 2 (4.65%) Desktop Support
8 2 (4.65%) EPiServer Developer
8 2 (4.65%) Software Engineer
8 2 (4.65%) Systems Designer
9 1 (2.33%) QA Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (100.00%) .NET
2 23 (53.49%) Entity Framework
3 19 (44.19%) ASP.NET
4 16 (37.21%) HTML
5 13 (30.23%) CSS
6 12 (27.91%) ASP.NET MVC
7 10 (23.26%) AngularJS
8 9 (20.93%) jQuery
8 9 (20.93%) WCF
9 7 (16.28%) XML
10 6 (13.95%) ASP.NET Web API
10 6 (13.95%) WinForms
10 6 (13.95%) WPF
11 4 (9.30%) HTML5
11 4 (9.30%) KnockoutJS
11 4 (9.30%) Web Services
12 3 (6.98%) MSMQ
12 3 (6.98%) RabbitMQ
12 3 (6.98%) RESTful
12 3 (6.98%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 9 (20.93%) Greenfield Project
2 6 (13.95%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (11.63%) Computer Science
4 3 (6.98%) iPad
4 3 (6.98%) Management Information System
4 3 (6.98%) Public Cloud
5 1 (2.33%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 5 (11.63%) Windows
2 3 (6.98%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (69.77%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (65.12%) MVC
3 7 (16.28%) Continuous Integration
3 7 (16.28%) Scrum
3 7 (16.28%) Unit Testing
3 7 (16.28%) Web Development
4 6 (13.95%) E-Commerce
4 6 (13.95%) TDD
4 6 (13.95%) Test Automation
5 3 (6.98%) BDD
5 3 (6.98%) DevOps
5 3 (6.98%) Issue Tracking
5 3 (6.98%) IT Strategy
5 3 (6.98%) ITIL
5 3 (6.98%) Mathematics
5 3 (6.98%) Physics
5 3 (6.98%) Refactoring
5 3 (6.98%) Regression Testing
5 3 (6.98%) SDLC
5 3 (6.98%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 32 (74.42%) C#
2 26 (60.47%) SQL
3 20 (46.51%) JavaScript
4 6 (13.95%) Java
5 4 (9.30%) Python
5 4 (9.30%) Shell Script
6 3 (6.98%) C++
6 3 (6.98%) Go
6 3 (6.98%) Scala
7 2 (4.65%) PL/SQL
7 2 (4.65%) VB.NET
8 1 (2.33%) TypeScript
8 1 (2.33%) X++
Qualifications
1 8 (18.60%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (9.30%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (6.98%) Ansible
1 3 (6.98%) Mesos
2 1 (2.33%) Wonderware InTouch
Vendors
1 4 (9.30%) Microsoft
2 2 (4.65%) SAP
3 1 (2.33%) JD Edwards
3 1 (2.33%) Kofax
3 1 (2.33%) Oracle
3 1 (2.33%) Sitecore
3 1 (2.33%) Wonderware